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

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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Election Results – Predetermined Outcomes

The fundamental role of election cycles is to provoke voters to think and to be led by God’s grace. In the end, regardless your partisan affiliation, the King of Kings casts the tie-breaking vote.

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As it is written in Daniel 2:21, “And He [God] changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.

Our future peace or the lack thereof will be determined by our collective response to God’s grace. Philippians 2:13 says, “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

Registered voters bear a tremendous responsibility, but few respond to this divine grace. Too often as few as 6% of eligible voters turn out to vote right here in Rockwall County.

There are numerous voter guides from which to choose candidates and issues but there is only one truly accurate ‘voter guide’ and He is the Holy Spirit.
Debates are good. Conversations around political themes are also good. But obedience to the will of God trumps all political activities.

Choose wisely, my friends and pray first before making your choices.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

McCarthy was right – He just went about proving the case of communists in government the wrong way

The NSA has declassified a trove of documents that reveal KGB communications with hundreds of communists working within our federal government.

One example: TOP SECRET Report No. 1657, dated 27 November 1944 | Link to NSA archive: 27nov_mrs_rosenberg

In this document, code name LIBERAL is Julius Rosenberg. The document calls out his wife Ethel Rosenberg by her real name.


You can review all the declassified, decoded VENONA messages from the NSA website at https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/venona/dated/1944/

On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by electric chair in Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.

At trial, the Rosenbergs declared their innocence. Naturally, the Rosenberg sons Michael and Robert, six and ten years of age when their parents were executed, wanted very much to clear their parents of wrongdoing, but upon release of the VENONA papers in the 1990s they came to realize and acknowledge their parents were, in fact, Soviet spies. Learn more about Julius Rosenberg from his biography.

Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) was correct on the fact of communist spies in U.S. government, but his theatrics and his desire for fame backfired. The truth about communist infiltration essentially legitimized communism in the U.S.A.

Are there communists in our government today? There were well-known communists serving in the administration of Barack Obama.

Van Jones became a communist while involved with San Francisco radicals. He came to know communists while in jail where he and they were incarcerated. In his own words, “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of… I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary…I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th. By August, I was a communist.” [Reference: East Bay Express – The New Face of Environmentalism 11/2/2005]

Former President Barack Obama told a group of young people in Argentina not to worry about the differences between capitalism and communism and “just choose from what works.” [The Washington Times, March 25, 2016]

Why would Obama sanction communism? Consider his parentage, his upbringing, his mentors and his associations. His parents were communists, his grandparents were communists, his mentors were communists, and his liberal education inspired communism.

As you will learn from the above video, Obama lauded Fidel Castro and Cuban communism.

Investors Business Daily referred to communists in the Obama administration as “Red-diaper babies”. IBD describes Jeh Johnson in an article titled Add Homeland Security’s Jeh Johnson To List Of Obama Red Diaper Babies. In this article,  IBD calls out “top White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, former political advisor David Axelrod and President Obama himself”.

Is communism truly alive in America today? I would say even more than during WW2 and the Cold War.

Learn from the Communist Party USA website how the communist movement is large and lively and at the heart of the Anti-Trump activities.

Communist Party Goal: Rebuilding the Communist Party in the fight against Trump, 26 November 2017

University of Hawaii: HOW MANY DID COMMUNIST REGIMES MURDER? “…the Soviet Union appears the greatest ‘megamurderer’ of all, apparently killing near 61,000,000 people. Stalin himself is responsible for almost 43,000,000 of these.” To these, we can add Cambodia’s Pol Pot, Cubas Fidel Castro, and China’s Mao.

Does communism pose a threat to American freedoms? Have you not heard about so-called ‘free speech zones’ on college campuses? An article in The Federalist, dated 23 August 2017 reports How American Anarchy Parallels China’s Cultural Revolution.

Tell-tale features of the communist movement in America include:

  • free-speech zones on college campuses
  • social justice activists (NFL anthem protesters, Black Lives Matter,
  • political correctness (aka fascism)
  • assaults on First Amendment freedoms
  • sanctuary cities that defy the Supreme Law of the Land
  • a growing atheist movement
  • anarchy

What’s the cure? No political action, no act of Congress, no executive order can stop the march of communism. Only divine, miraculous revelations of Jesus Christ to the youth of America can change the course.

Communism is the systematic plan of Satan to wipe out all vestiges of Judeo-Christian faith in the Living God as our source of peace and our divine provision.

In this year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, expect a global revival to sweep billions into the Kingdom of God. Let’s be aware global atheism, anarchy, wars, and rumors of war will greatly increase before the full manifestation of the revival.

Meanwhile, follow the direction of the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 2:2. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Calling Out the Called Out

What is glory? Glory is the exhibition of the design and blueprint of what Heaven has made you to be, the uninhibited, unadulterated, unedited exhibition of the fullness of who you are meant to be, not more than you were meant to be, that would be ambition, not less than you were meant to be, because that would be a lack of development, but the fullness.Lance Wallnau, Bible Study 3/11/2017


Sinclair Ferguson, a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries and a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary says the church in this century and in Western society is a far greater threat to Christianity than is Islam. “The church is the greatest threat to real Christianity in the world. God help us.” – Independent Journal Review, 11/1/2017

God’s blueprint specifies the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) on earth, but we contemporary believers, the ecclesia, submit to an unholy (read this Satan’s) design.

Lance Wallnau, in his exposition of the word ecclesia, explains the role of the church as a ruling body, not simply grass-munching, chased-about-like-sheep congregants on Sunday mornings.

The word ecclesia was in use long before the birth of Jesus Christ. Meriam-Webster defines ecclesia:

a political assembly of citizens of ancient Greek states; the periodic meeting of the Athenian citizens for conducting public business and for considering affairs proposed by the council

City Councils and County Commissioners Courts are contemporary examples of ecclesia. Does the conspicuous absence of community leadership from our churches trouble you?

Throughout the years of the American Revolution, pastors were at the forefront of leadership. The British called the pastors of that time the Black-Robed Regiment. From the Library of Congress, the topic Religion and the Founding of the American Republic: “Ministers served the American cause in many capacities during the Revolution: as military chaplains, as penmen for committees of correspondence, and as members of state legislatures, constitutional conventions and the national Congress. Some even took up arms, leading Continental troops in battle“.

The first exchange of gunfire of the American Revolution was in the city of Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. 46-year-old Captain John Parker’s orders to his 77 Minutemen were “Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” The Brits fired the first shot and the rest is history.

Before, during, and after the Revolution, pastors (ministers) were at the forefront Sermon-Battle-of-Lexington-1776-Pastor-Jonas-Clarkencouraging American colonialists to fight their British oppressors.

On July 30, 1956, Congress passed Public Law 84-140 which President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law establishing our national motto.

IN GOD WE TRUST

Two years earlier, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX) was up for re-election and two not-for-profit organizations supported his opponent. Johnson proposed an amendment to prohibit not-for-profit organizations from endorsing political candidates. The amendment was accepted without debate or discussion.

The Johnson Amendment was not and is not constitutional because it abridges the freedom of speech and prohibits the free exercise of religion, two of five freedoms protected by the First Amendment.

Church leaders have been cowed by the Johnson Amendment, thereby abandoning God-ordained leadership to unholy men and women who distort our history, defame our Creator, and trample the First Amendment.

Perhaps we Christians have forgotten our mandate is to make disciples, not build congregations of snowflakes. God’s blueprint for his church is for us to rule and reign, not to hide and watch.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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How far left has the soul of America swung? (There’s good news that will gladden you)

How far left has the soul of America swung? This is the question of the hour.

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Can you handle the good news that outweighs the bad?

Consider this story published in The Sun titled “STATES OF AROUSAL Here are the U.S. States which have the highest number of couples looking for kinky THREESOMES
Sadly, Texas, the ‘buckle of the Bible belt’, ranks number two behind California.

Since the beginning of recorded human history, homosexual acts -aka Sodomy – have been known as a “crime against nature”. Now, special rights have been created out of thin air by federal judges to the point that Christians are punished to the point of bankruptcy and imprisonment for refusing to provide services to homosexuals when said services violate their consciences. To underscore the fact of these extraconstitutional special rights, homosexuals can refuse service to Christians.

Let’s pause at this point to assert the good news that the leftist news media fail to report. Rampant immorality and unpatriotic behaviors by Hollywood and pro-athlete luminaries do not represent the broad worldview and values of our fellow Americans.

 

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What is the evidence of my assertion? Consider these headlines.

Variety 2017: TV Ratings: Emmys Hit New Demo Low, Stay Even in Total Viewers

Deadline Hollywood 2017: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Day Of Player Protests  

Truth Revolt 2015: Chick-fil-A Thrives After Embarrassingly Ineffective Boycott

The Democrat Party leadership assumes ownership of Latinos, Hispanics, and African-Americans. The polls prove otherwise and I mean election polls, not biased media polls.

Here’s even more and better good news as reported in Romans 5:20-21 “… where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness which brings eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God is on His Throne. Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Prayer changes things. And, God never changes, or as it is written in Amos 3:6, “…I am the Lord, I do not change…” and also in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever.

Yes, there is a falling away from our church congregations as this was prophesied almost 2,000 years ago. However, the time is coming when every knee will bow to God and every person alive will confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

The bad news is going to worsen and when the good news comes to pass, we will be rejoicing.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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Prison Camp America: Can we talk?

The numbers cry out for answers. Why are more people, per capita, locked up in the USA than any other nation on the face of the earth? Click on the link below the to enlarge the view.

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Source: The Prison Policy Institute | 2017

Any ordinary American would expect the people whom we incarcerate to come out of prison better than what they were when locked away from society. Some do come out better people, but on the dark side, petty criminals tend to become well-trained, crafty, dangerous criminals and this lends well to explain high recidivism rates.

Consider these facts about prison gangs.

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The Aryan Brotherhood is a product of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This well-organized gang has a written constitution and five generals who direct criminal enterprises inside and outside prison walls.

Like cancer, the Aryan Brotherhood metastasized. This gang is now active beyond Texas borders

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Aryan Kingpin Byrd

. Favored symbols include the Nazi swastika. Unlike cancer, their tattoos make them easy to detect. Known for being ‘white supremacists’, they are pragmatic criminals who work well with Latino and African-American gangs.

The important fact you should know is this: the Aryan brotherhood wasn’t spawned by criminals in the community; it was spawned inside Texas prison walls.

Learn more from PBS station KERA: The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, May 2, 2017

MS-13 | Mara Salvatrucha

This gang was birthed in Los Angeles County jail where criminal illegal immigrants chiefly from El Salvador learned the ropes from fellow prisoners. Today, MS-13 has members from other Central American countries and the gang operates in every major city in every state in the Union. Their crimes are vicious beyond description.

MS-13 members that were deported built a criminal enterprise in their native country of El Salvador where even the government fears them. Deportations of these hardened criminals further exacerbate civil unrest in El Salvador, leading to more people fleeing that the Banana Republic in search of a better life in the United States.

Learn more from Breitbart: 5 Facts Every American Must Know About the Brutal MS-13 Gang, May 5, 2017

The important fact you should know is this: MS-13 was birthed in a county jail.

What is the definition of insanity?

Why do we continue doing things the same way and expect different results?

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What’s the Answer?

Take a moment to read how and why a policeman paid for items stolen by a shoplifter.

Toronto officer buys shirt, tie for shoplifter who needed outfit for job interview

As throwing debtors into prison did not help the lenders, throwing non-violent lawbreakers into jails and prisons does not contribute to the general welfare of the population as a whole.

Prisons notoriously transform petty non-violent criminals into hardened dangerous criminals who go on to perpetrate greater offenses after release from prison.

First: It’s time to unleash Christian ministries. As the Bible says, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Second: Let’s end the practice of using jails and prisons to punish nonviolent lawbreakers. The only persons who should be locked away are those who are sure to harm persons or property if allowed to go free.

Former prisoners face formidable barriers to returning to civil society. Who will hire them?

Back to the first answer, I point to CARE Center Ministries and the head of that highly successful ministry that focuses on the least, the last, and the lonely, the poorest of the poor. I’ve known the head of CARE Center Ministries about 30 years. Today, the ministry has branches in Birmingham AL, Managua Nicaragua, and Mountain Home Arkansas.

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Pastor Eldred Sawyer’s disciples are living proof that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. His ministry proves there is a better more effective way to restore lives than any prison.

God has been in the business of turning sinners into saints from the beginning of mankind. He never went into retirement.

John White
Rockwall, Texas