Why do I pray for California? I believe in miracles.

California is a mess and I sense God is moving Heaven and earth to turn that great state around.

Liberal policies declare California a ‘sanctuary state’. Sanctuary for whom? Consider the case of illegal alien Luis Bracamontes who admits to killing two deputies in 2014. In court before a judge, he recently pledged to break out of prison and kill even more. Read more via this link: http://cbsloc.al/2DGD5Dn

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Socialist policies have made the state a wasteland of homelessness. The homeless include groups of mentally ill people, unemployed workers, young adults seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood, and university students. Learn more from the California State University, Sacramento – 2017 Point-in-Time Count.

Progressive (godless) California leaders have sown the wind and they shall surely reap the whirlwind.

So, what’s next?

What I call warm-and-fuzzy folks point to 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” That’s all it takes. Right? Wrong. Read this promise in context, starting with the preceding verse 13: ““When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The message is this: God uses life-threatening disasters to capture the attention of his children in order to turn them to Him.

At present, the North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un threatens to launch nuclear bombs carried by intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Wildfires, floods, eight active volcanoes, and the collision of tectonic plates pose life-threatening dangers.

It’s entirely possible that spiritual revival could erupt any moment now, but it seems more probable God will use a natural disaster to move his people to their knees.

How do I pray for Californians? I plead for a replay of the Azusa Street Revival and the Jesus Movement. I ask God to remember the Christian minority and to be merciful for their sakes. Will you join me?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Spiritual Tsunami Alert for California

California: porn capital of America, 20% of its population impoverished, state debt that ranks alongside Greece

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“When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.” Proverbs 29:2

PJ Media says, “The progressives who control every aspect of the state’s government are not necessarily stupid people, but they are malign. They understand that increasing welfare spending only encourages the arrival of more recipients on whom to spend it and the high likelihood that those new constituents will vote Democrat as soon as they are able, legally or otherwise. Already, some 55 percent of “immigrants” receive means-tested benefits, while only 30 percent of native Californians do so.” Read more http://bit.ly/2r8qI0p

Why all the poverty and legally-sanctioned wickedness?

Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.”

Proverbs 14:34 warns, “Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

The spiritual dichotomy of Calfornia is at once a harbinger of irreversible misfortune and hope for all of America.

It was the city of Los Angeles where the Azusa Street Revival exploded on the scene in 1906, the same year of the horrific San Francisco earthquake.

The spiritually earth-shaking ‘Jesus Movement’ came through the ministry of Chuck Smith, pastor of a tiny congregation. A tsunami of spiritual revival sidestepped traditional Christianity to embrace and radically transform hippies, drug addicts, biker gangs, and others who would otherwise be unwelcome in most churches. That spiritual tsunami swept from the left coast to the east.

What I am saying is simply this: Look for revival in the darkest corners of the nation and your community. How does this work? Look to Romans 5:20 that says, “God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.”

The Greek term translated ‘grace’ is charis, gift. What does God wrap up in this gift? The answer is found in Philippians 2:13. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

The gift of grace is twofold. God gives us a desire to do something and simultaneously the power or ability to fulfill the desire – not to be confused with lust.

Evangelist Mario Murillo is a product of the Jesus Movement, a progenitor of that spiritual phenomenon that is at this moment in time reigniting revival that will sweep the nation and confound skeptics. God isn’t dead and he isn’t finished with California. Learn more from Mario’s website via this link https://mariomurillo.org/

Stay tuned…

John White
Rockwall, Texas

NASA – Hunting the Creator a billion miles beyond Pluto

Read: NASA article Spend Next New Year’s Eve with New Horizons

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I quote: “We’re going to see something that dates back to the formation of the solar system.” NASA director Marc Buie refers to a Kuiper Belt object labeled MU69, an object one billion miles beyond Pluto.

The desire of all humanists is to discover the origins of our solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and worlds beyond. They are looking for clues to how the earth came into being.

I already know the answer they seek.

As it is written, (Genesis 1:1) “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Again, in John 1:1-3, it is written, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Earth-bound physicists tirelessly search for the so-called “god particle” using costly particle accelerators.

God is not a particle. He is the great I Am. The great I Am who created the universe, galaxies far beyond the reach of NASA scientists, goes by several names. Here’s a short list.

Yaweh T’Sidkenu – I am the Lord your Righteousness (Jer. 23:6)
Yaweh M’Kaddesh – I am the Lord your Sanctification (Lev. 20:26)
Yaweh Shammah – I am the Lord Present with you (Ezek. 48:35
Yaweh Shalom – I am the Lord your Peace (Judges 6:24)
Yaweh Rophe – I am the Lord your Healer (Ex. 15:26)
Yaweh Jireh – I am the Lord your Provider (Gen. 22:14)
Yaweh Nissi – I am the Lord your Banner (Ex. 17:15)
Yaweh Rohi – I am the Lord your Sheppard (Psalm 23:1)

God is for me more than Creator of the Universe. He is my re-creator and he can be your re-creator also.

The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” God re-creates us into new persons, not refurbished, not ‘detailed’, but new as if your past never happened.

Where is God? “…in Him we live and move and have our being…” He is omnipresent – absolutely everywhere. When those NASA spaceships reach the farthest boundaries of the universe He will be there and He is here, now.

Call on Him while you can. You can’t do it on the way to the morgue.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Barack Obama wants the US to Surrender Our Freedoms to the UN? Would Patrick Henry Agree?

Obama’s idea of global leadership: forfeiture of our freedoms to the UN. Read more: http://bit.ly/2zWcXAS

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The freedoms we have cherished and enjoyed were not the products of fertile minds or philosophers. Our nation was founded on the reality of natural rights and natural rights are God-given rights.

The Declaration of Independence points to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God ”

The second paragraph says:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Knowledge is power. Therefore, empower yourself this year of 2018 with knowledge. I urge you to read the Declaration of Independence via this link: http://bit.ly/1gEm0L5

After reading the Declaration, follow up with a reading of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments, via this link: http://bit.ly/1SwBH6d

In the following short video, learn how Patrick Henry stirred our forefathers to separate from Great Britain.

The globalists like Barack Obama would enslave us to a one-world government. Will you so easily surrender your freedoms? As for me, give me liberty or death.

Elections have consequences. Will you do your part to undergird our hard-won liberty and our God-given rights? Register to vote. Vote in every election.

May the Lord bless you, your family, and the people of the United States of America.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Choose Wisely, Millennials

I address this posting to American millennials, the people who will soon hold the future of our nation in their hands.

Leading up to the 1998 Venezuelan elections, Venezuela enjoyed sitting atop the world’s largest proven oil reserves. In contrast to the enormous value of Venezuela’s oil wealth, 42.8% of the people lived in poverty, according to venezuelanalysis.com, 26 March 2006.

In 2008, USA Today published an article written by Gustavo Coronel The Corruption of Democracy in Venezuela. I quote from this article republished by the Cato Institute:

Venezuela has been characterized by the persistent presence of political and financial corruption in public administration. In 1813 and, later, in 1824, national hero Simon Bolivar felt it necessary to issue decrees defining corruption as “the violation of the public interest.” He established the death penalty for “all public officers guilty of stealing 10 pesos or more,” including “those judges who disobey these decrees.” In 1875, the finance minister at that time confessed, “Venezuela does not know to whom it owes money and how much. Our books are 20 years behind.” One hundred years later, the General Comptroller under Pres. Luis Herrera would describe the state of the country’s finances in almost identical terms, as “a system totally out of control.”

One historian describes Simon Bolivar as a liberator who scorned liberalism, a soldier who disparaged militarism, and a republican who admired monarchy.

Statues of Bolivar can be found throughout South America. Leftist rulers like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez fete Bolivar as a champion of the poor, but such was not the case.

At first glance, the Bolivarian Revolution appears to mirror the American Revolution but there is a distinct and unmistakable difference between the two struggles for independence.

The American Revolution represented the interests of all British colonialists, rich and poor. Simon Bolivar’s revolution chiefly served the interests of the creoles. It is apparent he understood that a democratic government like that of the United States was impractical for most of Latin America, probably because he recognized that indigenous voters and descendants of African slaves had not the history or values to make a republic work. Bolivar leaned more to authoritarian government. (I hasten to point out the fact that indigenous people and slaves were also unable to vote in the U.S. at that time.)

The consequences of Bolivar’s ever-evolving vision of government can be seen in Venezuela and other Latin American countries today.

Over the many years since the end of the Bolivarian Revolution, the creoles (those of European ancestry) enjoyed prosperity and freedom. It was this upper class that ruled the country. The reader can understand how Bolivar’s preference for authoritarianism inherently divided the country.

Hugo Chávez, his successor Nicolás Maduro and their supporters, arose from the Venezuelan underclass, the poor. Both men are of Amerindian (indigenous) ancestry.

Initially, the radical conversion of Venezuelan governance from a republican government to full-blown socialism worked. Since the only money over which Chávez margaret-thatcher-the-problem-with-socialismhad discretionary power was the PDVSA revenue, he used the oil money to set up food stores and services for the poor of the country. He exchanged Venezuelan oil for Cuban aid in the form of Soviet-style government administrators and medical personnel.

Diversion of PDVSA funds from the care and feeding of the state-owned oil company to social programs led to the inevitable decline of oil income: production, transmission, and refinement of oil assets fell into a state of disrepair. Venezuela became a debtor nation where today, Christmas Day 2017, inflation is forecast to be an astronomical 2,687% in 2018.

Socialism works well until the government runs out of money.

What is Venezuela like today? The creoles continue to flee the country, many now living in Florida, others throughout the U.S. The poor remain behind. Women, including school teachers, mothers, and medical workers, have turned to prostitution to support their families. Caracas has become one of the most dangerous cities on the face of the earth. The poor are still poor. The grand promises of socialismo have utterly failed.

What hope is there for Venezuela? Jesus Christ is the only hope for all nations.

A recent poll of millennials reveals nearly half prefer socialism to capitalism. Socialism represents government control; capitalism represents freedom.

Choose wisely, millennials.

My prayer is for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all nations. There are no human policies that can save Venezuela or preserve our hard-won American freedoms. As it is written, “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom“. Only Jesus saves.

Merry Christmas, America.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Why the Strident Opposition to School Choice?

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In The Case Against School Choice, the NEA trumpets the union’s rationale for opposing school choice.

  1. School Choice “holds students in public and private schools to different standards“. This is true. Private Schools do not teach to the tests but are student-centered. 
  2. There is no need to set up new threats to schools for not performing.” Really? Quality education in an atmosphere of spiritual and intellectual freedom threatens public schools?
  3. “Student achievement ought to be the driving force behind any education reform initiative.” The NEA agrees education reform is badly needed but rejects any influence by parents.
  4. Vouchers were not designed to help low-income children.” Untrue. Parents have had to move their children from private schools to public schools as the cost of living increased and wages have not. Low-income children whose parents want a Christian education for their children are the people most affected. Vouchers would alleviate the problem.
  5. A pure voucher system would only encourage economic, racial, ethnic, and religious stratification in our society.” Nonsense. Bishop Dunne Catholic School, has an ethnic makeup of approximately 1/3 black, 1/3 brown, and 1/3 white and the school is located in a minority community in the southwest area of Dallas.
  6. About 85 percent of private schools are religious. Vouchers tend to be a means of circumventing the Constitutional prohibitions against subsidizing religious practice and instruction.” Wrong, again. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the protection of our right to the free exercise of religion. This statement alone reveals animosity toward the NEA labor union to Christians.

The TSTA (the ‘A’ stands for ‘association’, but it functions as a labor union – my opinion) also stridently opposes School Choice. The term ‘association’ is used because Texas is a right-to-work state.

On February 28, 2017, the TSTA boasted Texas House education chief declares school choice bill DOA.  Joe Straus acolytes like Cindy Burkett and Dan Huberty followed the lead of the liberal speaker of the House in opposition to the 2016 Texas State GOP Platform, item number 147, School Choice, which states:

We believe that all children should have access to quality education. We support the right to choose public, private, charter, or home education. We support the distribution of educational funds in a manner that they follow the student to any school, whether public, private, charter, or home school through means of tax exemptions and/or
credits.

I was a delegate to that convention.

The Texas Home School Coalition succinctly makes the case for school choice:

For 30-plus years, THSC’s position has been to protect and empower parents to make decisions for their children, especially regarding their education. In the 1980s we fought against those who argued that parents were not qualified to teach their children at home so should not be allowed to home school. Our foundational argument against this was that parents have a fundamental, constitutional right to direct the care, control and upbringing of their children and should, therefore, have the right to home school.

Joe Straus will not be speaker next term. Should we reward his lieutenants with another term in office? I say, no.

State Senator Bob Hall is the SD-2 senatorial candidate who stands by the will of the Republican Party of Texas by voting consistently in accord with the party platform.

Learn more about Senator Bob Hall and Representative Cindy Burkett via this link: Texas SD-2 Republican Candidates – How They Compare on Key Issues.

Relatively few students now attend or will in the future attend private schools because the majority of parents are content to leave their children in public schools. This is aboutBOB HALL FOR - CINDY BURKETT AGAINST freedom of thought (conscience) and freedom of religion – natural God-given rights.

I am thankful Senator Bob Hall has been faithful to keep his promises and to follow the will of the State Republican Party platform.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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The Enemy Within: Atheistic in Character, Ruthless in Purpose

Atheism in America

Conflicts are not a new phenomenon in America. They were active in, and between, the early British colonies that became our first thirteen states. In general, rivalries were along the lines of doctrinal differences between Protestant denominations and Catholic-vs-Protestant practices. However, the common point of agreement was the divinity of Jesus Christ and the redemption of mankind by grace through faith in the omnipotent God.

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We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle – with liberty the stake.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

Although the majority of early colonialists were Christian in profession and practice, there were atheists in the population. Thomas Paine, one of our Founding Fathers, contributed to uniting our forbears in rebellion against Great Britain through the publication of pamphlets like the famous Common Sense that advocated independence.

Full-time, militant atheistic organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the ACLU, the American Atheists, and the Communist Party USA strive to blot out the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment.

The irony? Atheism is a religion by definition: a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.

There are two atheistic camps: the avowed atheists, like those listed above, and the practical atheists, the people who claim to be Christian while living lives wholly contrary to the tenets of God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures.

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Over my seven decades of life on this planet, I have witnessed atheism – avowed and practical – throughout American society, but atheists now coalesce as socialists and Democrats.

The hallmark of atheists is a pro-death stance that manifests in the promotion of unlimited murder of children in the womb along with the spirit of anti-Christ and a penchant for an all-powerful government.

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God mercifully raises up Christian leaders like Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, and Ted Cruz to stand against atheism and to stand for righteousness.

At this time, President Donald Trump draws the ire of a broad spectrum of atheists, including Jorge Ramos, Rosie O’Donnell, and Richard Dawkins. Add to these, the principal leaders of the Democratic Party.

What should be our response, speaking on behalf of fellow Christians? Should we devote our time to name-calling, public criticism of atheists, or perhaps outlaw atheism?

Norma McCorvey was the infamous Jane Roe of the Rov-v-Wade case in which a liberal Supreme Court created new ‘rights’ out of thin air, notably the right of a woman to kill her child in the womb.

Although Norma never had the abortion, she labored alongside the pro-abortionwon-by-love-norma-mccorvey movement until her encounter with a gentleman named Flip Benham. You can read her story in a book she wrote, titled: Won By Love, available from Amazon.com.

Flip Benham labored for many years in the pro-life movement. In her book, Norma reveals her interactions with Flip and he never condemned her nor berated her, but simply loved her.

It was love that won the soul of Norma McCorvey. Norma died at age 69 and is now in the presence of our Lord.

Is atheism the enemy? Well, not exactly. Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, has forever been the enemy that kills, steals and destroys. From the beginning of recorded history, he has sought to make himself lord of the universe. His demonic spirits have moved into the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, deceiving them by leading them to believe lies are truth and to kill unwanted children is good for mother earth.

For now, I believe we have a reprieve from Heaven and our role among nations is the protector of Israel, the apple of God’s eye. As evidenced by the recent UN vote, America and Israel stand against all the nations of the world.

The charitable track record of the USA is one of generosity and kindness. We do not treat our enemies as they treat us. I point to post-WW2 Japan as a prime example. Another example is our country’s response to the devastating 2004 earthquake that devastated the Banda Aceh province of Indonesia.

Satan has caused a lot of damage and he continues through the agency of liberal universities that teach how terrible a country America is. Students are taught false history and fed godless dogmas to the point almost half of young Americans prefer socialism, fascism, and communism over our hard-won freedoms and free-market economics.

All is not lost. “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.’”

A lot of angry things are said during political campaigns and I am not guiltless in this matter. But, I purpose to love my enemies, to do good to them, and to pray for those who come against me. I choose to follow Flip Benham’s example.

We truly have an enemy within our borders that is atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose. That said, we also have spiritual weapons to assure our side wins.

In this season, we celebrate the virgin birth of Jesus. Shortly, we will commemorate his crucifixion and resurrection. Be ever mindful of the empty tomb.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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