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Dear President Obama (Updated)

23 Mar

Thank you for all your hard work in office… finally the church in America is once again praying.

You did the right thing by running for office a second time… the legalization of medical marijuana may just save this planet as the next cash crop just as tobacco did for our ancestors many years ago.  May you retire with dignity and honor and live wherever Jesus may lead you.  You have a beautiful family and thus are not “the Antichrist” as many people were silently hoping for, just because you choose to reach for a dream which many in America are still not ready to accept.

Please… never divorce this country from your prayers… you are needed down here to bring peace to many in other countries who are still silently suffering…

Personally, I would prefer you stay in office until you feel the need to retire… people need someone to idolize in this country for doing everything right…

As always, it is my prayers that you and your family remains safe and free from harm and can find rest in the days ahead in the gentle arms of our risen savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.  It is no secret that unquestionably all prayers are safe, even for us common folk; as without question you have beautiful children, of which the world is truly blessed by their modesty and kind human approach to a world carved in darkness and utter human depravity.  You set for this nation and around the world the most beautiful example of what a family should be like by just loving them each first individually and then as a family.  How dare Christians laugh at you because of you personal beliefs… as our nation was founded with the ideas of peace, especially when it comes to our shared and most common Christian faiths.

Anybody would be a fool not to acknowledge that you were left with a mess after our last president chose to shed so much bloodshed and in turn wasted so many good human lives on foreign soil just for the sake of stupid greed and of course the love of money (or in this case oil).

Thank you for keeping this country safe to the best of your human ability.  God bless you!

The Lord (blessed be his name) showed me the tremendous amount of pressure you have been under day and night just trying to protect the us the chosen faithful (in whatever religion they may be currently hiding in).  Your efforts to bring peace are truly amazing as you are a truly gifted speaker and lover of world peace.

Personally, if more Christians were like me and actually prayed for you instead of bashing you in their quiet times with the Lord (never mind on the radio) they may see you are a man of many talents and interesting ideas… Blessed be!

We who study history are aware that America’s time has run out as bully on the block just to satisfy our carnal appetites, of which mainly is our love of money while the rest of the world is starving.  We know our credit rating is not good, because we lied to all about how much this country is truly a “Christian” nation.  Detroit is once again becoming a beautiful city thanks to your financial aid and by allowing free education to young people everywhere to realize their own dreams and ideologies.

Please allow me to apologize for the stupid ones who mock what they do not see.  Personally, one of my dearest friends is currently back home in Syria (where it is hell on earth at the moment as you are well aware because of the rebellious religious sect Isis) where, after studying in a local University here in Detroit, he is now back home safe and sound with the freedom to choose between good versus evil, right versus wrong.  He was a humble foreign exchange student who needed help learning the nuances of the English language and in return showed me mercy with my humble attempt of learning one of the hardest languages on earth, which obviously is Arabic!  It’s still mostly Greek to me!  lol.

Thank you for allowing this country to change for the better… thankfully us Christians are still “A” okay!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read a humble pastor’s blog…

Sincerely,

Your friend in Christ,

Pastor John Mark Butzu

Detroit, Michigan USA

P.S  I would personally like to see Christians locked up that do not pray for this country.  For that is our duty (as you my readers are well aware) to pray for whomever God chooses to bless while in the white house… good or bad, whatever the case may be.

Many Christians suffered for their faith under extreme persecution as it makes the weak break and the strong survive to live another day.  In China, one out of four pastors are in prison at any given time and miracles happen there on a daily basis… It is our prayer that young believers grow strong in their faith if they knew what was best before time runs out and it is judgement day… what a terrible waste for some who choose to lie rich with full bellies and not care and hoard while others even in their own back years are literally starving for the knowledge of our precious savior Jesus Christ.  God help the younger generation to see the need on the streets and in our now global society

Amen.

Your comments are welcome and enjoyed… Have fun!

Hallowed Be Thy Name (Part One)

21 Aug

Matthew 6:9-13 9 1 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our 1 daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from 1 evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Jesus’ first task in teaching his disciples how to pray was to create in them an ardent zeal, desire and passion to protect and lift up the sacred name of Yahweh; thus distinguishing His will from their own. You will notice that he started this lesson with a declaration of praise: “Hallowed (or holy) is your name,” not petitions or requests!  When we come into God’s presence, we are to do so with this thought first and foremost in our mind: Hallowed (holy, awesome, sacred, terrifying) is thy most wonderful and glorious name: the name which is above all other names.  The word hallowed is translated from the Greek word a`gia,zw which is generally accepted as meaning “to set apart or to sanctify; to purposefully and intentionally distinguish between what is holy and what is common: between the sacred from the profane.   This word can be easily found in the LXX as far back as in Genesis 2:3, where we find this word used to describe how God intentionally ‘set apart’ the seventh day by declaring it be a day of rest and dedicated to be used as something special apart from the regular activities of the other six creation days.

When we come into God’s presence, we must have enough sense to rightly discern just how opposite our fallen adamic nature is from His; thus praying with true piety and reverential fear.  When one stops to examine the significance of the cross (in regards to our prayers in light of accepted New Testament theology) the mind should at once begin to rejoice at the incredible resources that we as believers have been given access to all because of the obedience of one man: the Lord Jesus Christ.  Can you name any other great leader in all of history that granted to their subjects unlimited access to theur throne anytime of the day or night.  Yet for those of us who are true believers in Jesus Christ, that fulfill in our spirit the essential and basic requirements for Christian living and who strive to maintain the accepted practices of the Christian life: we have been given open and unrestricted access to the very presence, source and author of all of creation by means of his Holy Spirit, which he gives with abundance to those that ask. Even the seemingly least and most insignificant in God’s kingdom (a kingdom that cannot be received or lived out by any earthly methods or means) have been granted equal access, strength, and ability to draw nigh to God; thus to approach the very throne room of his grace where Christ sits as the divine intercessor and mediator for all that put their trust in Him.  He does this by declaring us “not guilty” to the Father in the presence of the holy angels as well as to silence Satan, the accuser of the brethren, who just like a child seemingly has to be told over and over again that God chooses not to hold anything against those whom he has called to love him and receive his salvation in their inner man. This is true for all God’s children who sincerely love him no matter what their present circumstance our situation may be.


A`gia,zw is translated in the Greek LXX from the Hebrew Old Testament word q’dosh142 times (plus once in the book of Judith), much more than from any other Hebrew word. Therefore it may be safely assumed these words have very much in common and may even be held in the readers mind as almost identical (in regards to their respective languages) although q’dosh may in certain cases have a somewhat larger meaning that that is generally recognized as being attributed to a`gia,zw, as there are generally many more Greek words that are available to describe Hebrew words than vice versa; as the Greek language is by comparison a much larger entity of words.

[2] John 16:23-24 “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”.

The First Beatitude

10 May

“Blessed (happy) are the humble (or poor) in spirit, for they are in fact the very essence of the kingdom of heaven.”

Please note: This commentary is only designed and intended to but briefly deal with the translation as presented to the reader above.  It is my desire to extend this commentary a bit further at a later date; focusing more on the original grammar and syntax from the Greek perspective and text as well as to trace it’s origins to the Hebrew, from whence it was originally translated.  But for now, may it suffice to say that I believe this is by far one of the most accurate of the English translations that we have available at our disposal today; that fully embraces the thought and mindset of the Hebrew author and his intended audience.  For those that cannot (or simply do not) wish to for me to write an additional commentary on the said above, I will most happily provide for you a link (here) to a source that will help to aid you in your pursuit of understanding the linguistic nature of this passage, as it did my own.  Happy reading, God’s blessings and peace be upon you all.

Sincerely,                                                                                                 John Mark Butzu

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The focus of this text is not geared (as some have thought) toward the physical aspects surrounding the creature, but rather is concerned primarily with the inward status and condition of the human heart.  It is this condition above all else that determines whether the professing Christian truly experiences for himself the blessings and benefits of being identified with the kingdom of heaven; and frankly from knowing God at all.

What qualifies a believer to receive the gifts and blessings of this verse?  The answer is actually found in one word: poverty.  What qualifies a soul to partake in the kingdom of heaven is just what this verse implies.  One must be morally and spiritually without hope (and destitute) in their own sight (and in the all consuming presence and love of the Savior) to receive the love of Christ into their earthly lives.  It is strictly those men and women who possess in themselves the knowledge that without Christ they are absolutely nothing: spiritually destitute and without strength to perform anything on their own that generally receive the blessings that come from Almighty God.

The proper attitude one should always possess can be clearly seen from reading the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector who were praying at the temple found in Luke 18: 9-14.  The Pharisee, who believing in his own goodness, sought to commend himself to God being motivated by his own religious efforts apart from the workings of the cross (the grace of our Lord) is beautifully contrasted against a detestable and vile sinner, who in sheer desperation, and having had the realization of his own worthlessness and wretchedness, beat his fists repeatedly upon his chest, not daring to even lift his eyes toward heaven, while pleading with God for mercy for his wicked behavior.  We see it is the first man that is clearly condemned by Jesus while the second is in essence received with open arms into the tender embrace and compassion of the heavenly Father.

It is this inward nature of the human heart that willingly embraces its own poverty in exchange for the power and love of Jesus Christ that is in essence the prerequisite if you will for obeying all other known scripture.  Without this coveted and truly remarkable, wonderful condition all hope will be lost for the individual who wishes but in vain for spiritual advancement and progress.  The human heart must above all else learn to quickly and readily identify and to despise all of its even most positive and genuine self interests apart from Christ as well as its desires and natural feelings of pride and feelings of self worth at having secured perhaps many victories and accomplishments apart from the knowledge and cross of Jesus Christ.  The following thought taken loosely from Hannah’s song of thanksgiving (1st Samuel 2) “the rich he hath sent away empty but the lowly (humble or poor in spirit) he has satisfied to their hearts content and upmost desire” is most appropriate.”  This is the heart that Christ is well pleased with and so desires.  This is the heart that hears the Saviors’ voice and obeys its every command.  And this is the kind of heart that will, as it is spend all of eternity with God.

Other examples of this beautiful condition of the human heart as well as of this beatitude can be seen in men like the apostle Paul, who in his letter to the church at Ephesus writes: Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints.” There is no hint or trace of selfish boasting or feelings of pride at his spiritual achievements.  He knew that it was not by his own strength, might or reason that miracles occurred and many sinners were saved.  The human heart that has this revelation is most precious in the eyes of the Lord and is the finest thing we as Christians have to willingly offer back to God.  That is why all work and spiritual activity no matter how great it may appear to be from man’s perspective, but that does not stem from essentially a “broken heart” and “filled with compassion,” is in God’s sight essentially rubbish and an affront to his true nature and holiness.  Christian works, motivated by hearts not smitten with the love, humility and respect for a holy God will be swept away and will burn on the day that they are judged; through which all believers must stand.  Paul knew this, and I believe that this above all else is why God could truly do so much with his life.  Thus his prayerful and joyful declaration in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Another example (or aspect) of this type of heart behavior can be found in the book of James 4:9-10 which reads: Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” Here we see James instructing believers to return to their first love and to “break up the fallow ground” so to speak of their calloused and hardened hearts. (Hosea 10:12)  We find that these believers had never truly been exposed to the light and deep, inner probings of the Holy Spirit; for we find from the beginning of this chapter up until these verses complete spiritual confusion and chaos in the lives of these believers who were constantly seeking to run after and excel strictly in the things of this world. (See James 4:1-9)  It could be argued that perhaps many of these believers had at one time known the breaking of the exterior condition of the human heart, yet through willful negligence, laziness and spiritual apathy had grown cold and/or indifferent to the things of the Lord, thus allowing the flesh to dominate and wreak havoc in their personal lives.   James was calling for true and genuine repentance of exalting one’s self before the goodness and grace of our Lord, and if necessary to re-circumcise the callousness of the human heart in order to partake and to receive of the promises of the Lord once again in their lives.

The human heart in many ways is like the skin that seeks to live and to grow on top of our fingernails and toes (the cuticle).  Although some element of the cuticle is necessary for protection against bacteria and disease, too much of it tends to make the body look bad.  To stop this undesirable growth from taking place, we must continually take the pruning knife (or blade) into our hands; seeking to remove what we deem as unnecessary and counterproductive to the beauty and body as a whole.  Without careful diligence to restrict the unwanted growth, we would have a mess on our hands: literally.  In the same way, Christians must continually be on their guard against all unnecessary growth and development in the human heart that at its core is counterproductive to the life of Jesus Christ and the cause of Christianity as a whole.  If not brought under submission and checked on a daily basis through prayer, meditation and contemplation of the Word of God; our natural thoughts, mental processes and human reasoning (not the actual tissues and organs) will be alive and actively searching for an avenue to seductively creep into our daily lives, thus mixing the vile with sacred, all with the singular purpose of destroying our fellowship and sweet communion with the Spirit of God.  It is true that the apostle Paul cries out in the 8th chapter of the book of Romans: “What shall be able to separate me from the love of Christ?” with the implication that nothing of this world; neither angels or death or principalities or powers would be able to stop God from loving us.  It is we that stop ourselves from loving Him!  Note that in Jeremiah God says that our hearts are desperately wicked: who can know it?

In light of our present condition, there is only one thing that has the power to boast of possessing the remedy to our current crises: prayer!  Paul instructed his converts numerous times to be on the lookout for anything foreign that would attempt to come between them and their love for the Father.  We must continually be on our guard and endeavor to seek to maintain a watchfulness against all counter-productiveness in our walk with the Lord, so that He might be free to fully use our earthen vessels while on this earth for His awesome glory and His glory alone.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

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The Tribulation has begun!

6 May

Editor’s note:  This is an urgent message copied directly from Choo Thomas’ website (minus one grammatical correction) at www.choothomas.com

During 2006, 2007 and 2008 God showed so many Christians the rapture as well as some unbelievers.  These visions made so photoman070300224_thumb[36]many people excited about the rapture and at the same time some of us were very disappointed because it had not happen yet. I believe God wanted to stir our hearts up for the rapture so we can be prepared for it at anytime.

The Lord told me a few months ago that the tribulation has already begun. He is warning and preparing people for the rapture but realized not many are paying attention to the signs of the rapture and they will be very surprised because He is going to only bring those who are ready and waiting for Him. God also said He has given enough chances for everybody to be ready for His coming. Now the tribulation has begun and this means the rapture could happen at any time for those who are ready and waiting. After He raptures His chosen ones, then the antichrist will take over the world and great disasters  will come to those left behind especially those Christians who refuse to receive the Mark of the Beast (#666). God said not too many Christians will be raptured and whoever does get raptured will have to stand before the judgment seat (2 Corinthians 5:10) and our work will be tested by fire (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). Even after we are raptured not too many Christians will enter His Kingdom because their hearts are not pure enough. When God says these words they really scare me and whoever has read the book should already know these things.

Clear WaterWhen the Lord took me to Heaven the first couple of times, He showed me crystal clear water and said one’s heart has to be as clear as this in order to enter His Kingdom. When the Lord told me this, I was very scared and I wondered how anyone’s heart could be this pure. I always live in fear of God ever since He showed me the water. This is the reason why I still spend a lot of time with the Lord by praying and having a relationship with Him daily. I know it is hard for people who work to spend long hours with the Lord but please do your best to spend as much time as you can and let Him be the center of your life not just sometimes but always. Without a relationship with the Lord and not living in fear of God, one cannot please Him. We have to make sure the Holy Spirit is pleased with us continually. He is the one who raised Jesus from the dead to Heaven (Romans 8:11). My heart’s desire is that all my brothers and sisters in the Lord will be raptured.

When I saw Linda’s prophetic words, it really impressed me. I prayed about it and the Lord told me to have it posted on my imv061000030website. Some people complained about who Linda is but the truth is I did not know Linda but rather the message (the part posted on my web site) and how it is biblical. The message posted on my website from Linda is very similar to what God tells me and also what He wants His Bride to be. It hurts me to see the way some Christians live and behave and they don’t know what it takes to be the Bride of Jesus. We cannot let anyone or anything come before God no matter what the situation. We have to know that He has to be above everyone and everything in our lives. According to Luke 14:26-27, none of our family members or loved ones can ever be put before our Lord Jesus who died for us. PRAISE THE LORD. Anyone who wants to be holy has to live by the word of God. We have to walk a narrow path (Matthew 7:14). Whatever hardship comes into our lives we have to endure as good soldiers of the Lord (2 Timothy 2:3).

Some Christians believe by doing great wUnforgivenessork for God they will enter the Kingdom (Matthew 7:22-23). The most important part of our salvation is total obedience and love (Matthew 5:19; Mark 12:30-31; John 14:23-24). We must love others enough to witness to them to also be saved. Jesus died for our soul, if we truly love the Lord and want to please Him, we have to die from the world because we cannot love both (1 John 2:15-16). God is love and He wants us to love all not just believers and if we have unforgiveness in our hearts that is a great sin. We have to forgive and not hate others no matter what they have done to us. His word says the people who are living in darkness are the ones who do not forgive (1 John 2:11). If one does not forgive then they also cannot be forgiven by God and that will prevent that person from entering the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 6:14-15). As much as the Lord suffered for our eternity, whatever we sacrifice for Him is really insignificant because no suffering that we will ever endure can ever be compared to what He went through.

Some Christians think when they receive the Lord into their hearts by faith that is all they have to do in their Christian life but this actually is a deception from the Devil. According to Philippians 2:12, we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling. We must never forget that without a pure heart no one can see the Lord (Matthew 5:8, Ephesians 5:27, Hebrews 12:14). God is so holy that any defiled thing cannot enter His Kingdom. I believe this is why God showed me so many people outside His Kingdom and that is called the valley. Some people tell me that being in the valley is better than Hell. Yes, of course it is better than Hell, but we still have a chance to receive the wonderful promises of God if we enter His Kingdom. All He requires from us is a small sacrifice and that is to be obedient and to love Him above all. Jesus suffered and died for our eternity so why shouldn’t we receive all that He prepared for us?

Imageseeker-1100134267_thumb[21]We should be looking forward to being the most beautiful Bride of Christ. Why shouldn’t we give up all worldly habits and try to please the Lord? We are only on this earth for such a short period of time but with the Lord it will be forever and the happiest time we could ever imagine. Whatever we sacrifice while we are here on  earth is all worth it. In Linda’s message she commented on how Christians are watching too much television. Truly reborn Christians do not watch worldly things on television or listen to worldly music. Like God says, we cannot enjoy both the world and Him.

We must understand that the tribulation has begun but none of us will know the day or hour when the rapture will actually occur. We have to patiently wait and never give up, just be ready and waiting for the Lord because no one can understand God’s will (Isaiah 55:8-9). I believe those who are not ready and waiting are going to be very surprised how soon the rapture could happen.

The Lord is concerned about some pastors and He is very dissatisfied with them because they are not teaching about the End times, Rapture and Mark of the Beast (# 666). God says these pastors are going to be left behind with members of their 1186521270KHdSg7 congregation and most of those church bodies will receive the Mark of the Beast because they have never been taught what will happen to them if they receive this number. This is why the Lord says most Christians left behind will become Satan’s. The Lord also said most churches that have business on His holy day (buying and selling things) and are not teaching His church bodies not to spend money on the Lord’s day. According to the Lord, Christians should only use money on the Lord’s day for tithes and offerings (Nehemiah 10:31 and 13:15, 1 Corinthians 16:2).

I am humble and thankful to God for allowing me to write this for my brothers and sisters in the Lord. I pray this message from our Lord will be a blessing and an eye opener to every reader so His Bride will be ready and waiting for the rapture of the Body of Christ, Amen.

Peace and all spiritual blessing to every reader.

To God be all the glory and honor.

MARANATHA!!!

Choo Thomas

Editor’s Note: This post has been copied with permission from Choo Thomas’ website [minus the pictures]…  You may visit her site here at www.choothomas.com.

Pastors – Preach the Truth!

5 May

A personal prophecy I received from the spirit of the Lord and typed May 6, 2009…

“Woe unto those that know the truth and do not preach it; yea, woe unto them.  Adultery is in many of their hearts and covetousness too.  In their hearts they are never satisfied with the numbers of the flocks that attempt to graze in their pastures, not because of their desire to see souls saved but rather because of the tithes, gifts and offerings they receive as well as what adds to their own personal ego and sense of accomplishment.  Woe unto the pastors and shepherds that call good evil and evil good and that do not speak out against sin, especially when right before their eyes and even against specific sins that they know dwell in the midst of their flocks.   Woe unto those pastors who support and encourage only those  speakers and evangelists or musicians/entertainers (mainly false prophets) who they know will not shake or stir the current status quo of their church but will rather add to it’s growing sense of religious pride as well as it’s reputation for worldy comforts and grandiose; luxury, prosperity and ease rather than for the pure and unadulterated and uncompromised word of God.

The word that began the early church when preached, as defined in the book of Hebrews is recorded as being sharper than any two edged sword; piercing the hearts of men, and having within it the ability to distinguish and separate between the flesh and the spirit, the sanctified and the vile, the saint and the sinner.  What an awful day of judgment awaits men and women alike who willingly neglect their duties, and who in their minds put far off the evil day of the Lord.  Woe unto pastor’s and church leaders who are more concerned with spending money to beautify the appearance of their religious grounds exteriors and interiors (beautiful tombs as Jesus calls them) rather than using those finances to save the lost souls of men.  Pastors that in their heart prefer to watch sports, to surf the internet, etc (many of these are even addicted to pornography) rather than to pray for the lost souls of men will have a terrible loss at the day reckoning.

Grace mercy and peace be upon you all that love the Lord Jesus in sincerity and in truth.”

John Mark Butzu

P.S. Do you think this is a message from the Lord for you?  Pray about it and ask the Lord to give to you a heart believes even for the impossible areas in your life.  May the Lord bless you and keep you in the center of his love and will.  –  John

Pastors Message (#2)

5 May

I recently posted some video links concerning testimonies of people that died and saw (felt) heaven and/or hell.  Strangely enough, someone later hacked the site where these video were from and replaced them with the latest (I’m assuming) video from rap superstar Eminem.  (Apologies to anyone who saw them!)

The reason for this post is I later showed these videos to a friend of mine (the one from Eminem) and we prayed for him.  But here is my message to those that struggle to proclaim the ways of the Lord: Maybe you should watch this video, as it clearly shows the struggle for souls from a different perspective.  If you can understand even some of the lyrics you will see for sure that Satan know his time is now very short. What other generation has been saturated in the kind of filth that we see here day and night on secular television MTV and on the internet?  The truth is Satan wants souls to be with him in hell more than most Christians wants souls to go with them into heaven!

Here is my point:  If your preaching and teaching as a pastor doesn’t reflect the same zeal and intensity for the Lord than these singers do right now for kingdom of darkness, that what on earth are you doing?  Most people today will not relate to the cold and abstract; they want to feel, to touch, to experience.  That is the one great advantage to living in this time!  We have the Holy Ghost! He wants to break out on the left and on the right with power that you and I can only imagine, thus drawing many souls to Himself as in the days of old.  Do not block the moving of the Lord!  Pray, weep, fast and intercede for the souls of the nation wherever you live.  God declares in his Word that He is no respecter of persons and will hear and receive all who call upon him in spirit and in truth.

I do not write this to condemn anyone; but simply to encourage and hopefully edify those in the body of Christ who may be hurting yet have great potential to influence and build up others through their own healing.

I have posted this video as long as one or two others from a different source:  Here are the videos:  Please I warn you before you watch these videos that they are not for your kids!

Note: After watching this video the question occurred to me “what society ever before has endorsed this kind and level of decay and filth as acceptable for viewing and entertainment pleasure, that allows men like these to sit in their mansions writing their devilish material unopposed.  They may have their mansions now, but we get to live in ours for all of eternity! You would think someone in congress would try to stop videos like these.  I guess it really does show you who is in charge of the world.  We are living in a time of unimaginable darkness and sin.

P.S.  After watching these you may want to refresh yourself.  Here is some real music for you to enjoy:

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Before you watch these it would not hurt for you to pray this prayer first out loud: “Father, I love you, I worship you with all my might.  I bind every unclean spirit and will be obedient when you ask me to shut this video off.  In Jesus mighty and most powerful name, Amen.”

For the first video: If you do not have the time or cannot stomach the whole thing just start in the middle somewhere… you’ll still get the picture.  IF you want the lyrics here you go… they’re really quite sad.

Also… these videos may be offensive to some women.

(at about 3:30 in the song above he is screaming in front of a live audience:  “the time has come, it is quite clear, our antichrist is almost here…”  incredible!)

Psalms 90:1 (Quickly)

17 Apr

Psalms 90:1 “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling places throughout all generations.”

I have been quite puzzled by this verse for some time now – what was the Moses (the author) really trying to say?  What was going through his mind when he wrote this?* At least part of the answer, I believe is found in the title.  For forty years Moses faithfully led a seemingly rebellious and stiff necked generation of people around in a wilderness who choose again and again to do exactly opposite to what the Lord had intended for them to do, thus negating God’s promises and blessings.  Yet in spite of this, Moses, while looking back on the faithfulness of God, I believe cries out from the depths of his heart in verse one in wonder and holy awe: “Lord, you (you alone) have been our dwelling place… our refuge in all generations.” Not a particular place nor tent or tabernacle – no, the Holy Spirit on earth: He is and always has been the supply and source of refuge for all believer’s no matter where they been forced to lay down their heads from time to time in each and every generation.  He is protector and comforter, our hope and our shield.  And He is the one that gently whispers to us the promise of that great reward for those that sincerely walk according to his plan and purpose, striving for His best in and for our lives each and every day.  Praise be to God.  Amen.

*I believe this is a correct model for studying all scripture: to look at the words from the writers perspective: not our own.

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