The most valuable swamp land in all America

Founding Father Thomas Jefferson foretold our present-day situation.

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Where is the greatest concentration of wealth? Hint: It’s not in any of the fifty states or any of the commonwealths.

Last year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes. The next closest was Delaware, at $16,000 per person.

“It’s where the money is,” said Roberton Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy Center. “The reason the District pays so much in taxes is that there are a lot of high-income people there.”AP Top News 16 April 2017

Since the foundation of our Republic, the consolidation of power in Washington, District of Columbia has grown unabated. As Jefferson warned, the consequences remain apace the corruption.

Recent news stories feature Maxine Water’s incessant rants against President Trump. Other news stories reveal her corrupt practices over her many years in office.

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Maxine Waters was first elected to Congress in 1990

Holy scripture warns, “For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.

Foggy Bottom corruption isn’t endemic to a political party. Corrupted governments have been around since the dawn of mankind dating back to the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan.

We aren’t sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners.

When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned…Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come…For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many…Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person [Jesus Christ] obeyed God, many will be made righteous.Romans 5:12-19 NLT

By what means do we stamp out corruption in government? Try as we may, there is nothing we citizens can do to eliminate corruption – sin – from the centers of power.

Long before Thomas Jefferson voiced his warning, a plan was set in place to make us whole. There is this one verse in the Bible that addresses the big ‘why’ Jesus Christ came to dwell among men, to die and resurrect himself from the grave. This verse is found in 1 John 3:8.

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

That word destroy means to loosen, break up, dissolve, melt, put off, to deprive of authority. When linking 1 John 3:8 with 2 Corinthians 5:17 we can understand we are all born as sinners – you, me and Maxine Waters alike.

What am I saying? While car buying the appearance and odors of a used car cannot reveal its old nature. But, a new car has that unmistakeable odor and appearance of a vehicle never before owned by anyone.

This is the work of Jesus Christ in our lives. He destroys, he loosens and undoes all the work of Satan in our lives. We become new creations as though sin never happened.

God the Father did not send his son just to get us off the hook. His purpose is to bring the Kingdom of God to earth.

Jesus works today in the lives of politicians, government employees, you, and me to restore us to God’s original design for his family.

Yes, Jesus died for our sins. He defeated death through his ordeal and by resurrecting himself from the dead to return to Heaven where God continues his work of restoration of all mankind through the agency of the Holy Spirit.

Today, April 16, 2017, is Resurrection Day celebrated to commemorate the Passover.

All authority comes from God who is exposing the corruption of authority throughout the world today. It is God who uses the agency of elected officials to “drain the swamp”.

May God drain the swamp and bless America as he reveals his Son to all mankind.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Truth hides in plain sight

In the years of my youth and before, the search for extraterrestrial lifeforms focused on the discovery of human-like aliens. No more.

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SETI giant antenna, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Let’s start with a premise of biology: Bacteria are found in every kind of environment. Extending this idea, some scientists postulate bacterium to be the cause of solar activity.

TV shows The Outer Limits and Lost in Space, along with movies like the Star Wars series, the Star Trek series and even Avatar projected humanoids as ‘alien life’.

SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) has its genesis in 1984 California on a belief there must be intelligent life on other worlds and the sure-fire way to contact them was to listen to radio signals from outer space. They did. It didn’t happen.

Huge sums of money have funded SETI listening sites around the world. The one pictured is in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Well, have we detected any intelligent radio signals from space? Indeed we have and they are from us, our spacecraft that have been traversing our solar system for decades. But no E.T. has called to us as yet.

SETI changed its mission from intelligent life (that’s what the ‘I’ stands for) to anything organic that can be found. Anywhere.

Darwin began his quest long ago to discredit our divine origin, as recorded in the Bible. Atheistic scientists continue Darwin’s line of thinking with absolutely no success whatsoever.

Let’s look at the numbers – using the numbers from atheists and agnostics.

What is the theoretical expanse of the known universe? 92 billion light years in diameter.

What is the theoretical age of the earth? 4.543 billion years.

What is the central idea of the evolutionists? Generally speaking, we humans evolved from animals that evolved from some mysterious goo somewhere around 4.543 million years ago. They believe that intelligent life is proportional to the age of existence of a society of human-like creatures. Extending this line of thinking, if extraterrestrial life exists beyond our Milky Way galaxy, said life would have long ago developed sophisticated radio and laser communications technologies. The problem is this: we hear NOTHING from space except radio signals from our own contraptions. Nothing. Nada.

With the above-described failure to detect intelligent life beyond our orbit around the sun, evolutionists turn to a search for bacterium as the preferred form of life.

NASA’s original mission was to capacitate and facilitate aviation and space travel. Over recent years, the mission of this federal agency has undergone a metamorphosis. Its present-day mission is to prove the theory of human evolution while disproving the reality of a Creator. Huge sums of taxpayer dollars go into scouring climate and geological data to prove we people are enemies of Mother Earth.

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A preacher I knew would say, “Truth is the way things really are.”

One definition of science is: “the systematic study of the nature and behavior of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement, and the formulation of laws to describe these facts in general terms.” We call this process the Scientific Method.

Climate change and global warming activists do not follow the scientific method, preferring to cling to unprovable theories based on evolution and the notion that we endanger their god Mother Earth.

There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily. – George Washington

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Trump is right on Syria & North Korea – I was wrong

Lance Wallnau posted a prophetic Passover message on Facebook regarding President Trump’s military actions against Syria, North Korea, and Russia.

He introduces his 28-minute video message with this text:

PASSOVER PROPHECY – Cyrus Trump and North Korea…

Donald Trump, the 45th President is walking through the Cyrus prophecy of Isaiah 45 even as we speak! It starts in verse 1: “To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held- to subdue nations before him and to loose the loins of kings…” Trump had no interest in Syria till his heart was moved by the sight of suffering children. In this brief video, I explain why God is getting this President involved with nations and what it means to “loose the loins of kings.”

Notice the timing! We are right now in the Hebrew feast of Passover – but this is no ordinary Passover. In fact, Justice Gorsuch was sworn in on the first night of Passover. This year 2017 is prophetic for Gods people and Israel. They will experience its 50th anniversary of recovering their capital, Jerusalem. The 70th year of their formation as a nation and 100th anniversary of the return of Jews to their Homeland.

The feast of Purim is passed – where we prayed for Haman’s plot to be exposed and the illegal surveillance of Trump and team began to trace itself to Susan Rice’s door at the Dept of Justice.

The President struck Syria and reset the role of the United States in the world… and in one blow unraveled the political witch hunt seeking to prove he was in Putin’s back pocket.

Now North Korea is on the front burner. What will happen? I’d like to share what I see in Isa 45 that applies to Cyrus Trump!


As I wrote earlier this Spring, I believe God’s hand raised up Donald Trump at this time in human history to protect Israel and to advance the Church, the Body of Christ, to overcome the powers of darkness personified through atheists, the LGBTQ activists, and antagonistic persons like George Soros. Read Skeptics look to Donald Trump’s past – God looks to President Trump’s future posted 326/2017

I expected President Trump to hold faithfully to his campaign promises. When he attacked Syria, I posted We elected President Trump because we want a president who follows the rule of law – So, why attack Syria? on 4/17/2017

I was wrong to think our President had forsaken the calling of God to be the Cyrus of our generation. I repent.

Lance Wallnau helped me to restore my confidence in the Grace of God on the life of President Donald Trump.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The UN-friendly Skies of United

My first commercial airline flight was over a half-century ago and it began an odyssey of airborne experiences across the fruited plains of America, Canada, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia.Fly the Friendly Skies of United TV

Up until the deregulation of air fares in 1978, the experience was generally pleasant. Passengers dressed for the occasion and you had choices of in-flight food. I would order special meals ahead of time.

Stewardesses and flight deck officers treated us like valued customers.

The following tongue-in-cheek training video for United Airlines employees was released only yesterday on the Fun Bible Facebook page.

As I understand the story, United Airlines forcibly evicted a paying customer in order to seat United Airlines employees who were not paying customers. That passenger who was dragged from the aircraft made a reservation and paid for a ticket. United OVERBOOKED the flight.

In the future, when I fly it will not be aboard the unfriendly skies of United.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

United Airlines Promised Federal Regulators That All Ticketed Passengers Are Guaranteed Seats

WI Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal provokes a review of the genesis of public education in America.

scott walker says the report card is the ultimate measure - not hours sitting in the classroom

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, goes down in history as “The Father of Public Schools Under the Constitution,” being an advocate for free public schools for all youth.

Who was he?

  • A founding member of America’s first Bible Society
  • He is credited with helping begin the American Sunday School movement
  • He helped organize America’s first Anti-Slavery society
  • He held multiple university professorships

What did he believe public schools should teach?

In 1830, the American Tract Society published a letter written by the good doctor in 1791 in which he promoted the Bible as the chief textbook for public education.

Dear Sir:
It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions:

  1. That Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts they will be wise and happy.
  2. That a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.
  3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.
  4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful when imparted in early life.
  5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life.

The balance of Dr. Rush’s letter is available online for $3.95 http://bit.ly/2nwVQnN

Consider this excerpt from President George Washington’s farewell address first published on September 19, 1796.

Let it simply be asked, “where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?” And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

Totalitarian governments like the USSR, Cuba, Nazi Germany, China, and North Korea banned the Bible everywhere. And, what was and is the outcome?

Two Supreme Court opinions outlawed the Bible and school-sponsored prayer in public schools. [Reference: Engel v. Vitale, 1962 and Abington School District v. Schempp, 1963]

Private Christian schools and home schools restore the Bible and prayer to the rightful roles of character development. Biblical Christianity was the key to the foundation of our country, foundational to our continued success.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3

Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan, speaking in Dallas, August 23, 1984

I suggest it’s neither the classroom hours students spend in the public schools that will make or break our nation, but our collective knowledge of and relationship with the Living God.

Gov. Scott Walker is correct, and it is God’s ‘report card’ that is the measure of the effectiveness of the education of our children.

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

We elected President Trump because we want a president who follows the rule of law – So, why attack Syria?

I understand the president’s dismay at seeing death and destruction in Syria. Yes, photos of dead children and brutalized families break my heart, too.

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The question of the hour is this: What is our justification for attacking Syria?

Jus Ad Bellum (the right to war)

Just cause is the most important condition of Jus Ad Bellum. In this case, at what time and in what place did the Syrian government attack the United States of America or an ally with whom we have a mutual defense treaty?

The most common outcome for the aggressor country is “he who fires the first shot loses”. I point to these examples

  • The Civil War – the South fired the first shot at Fort Sumpter
  • WW1 – We usually attribute the genesis of this war to Germany, but it was actually a series of aggressive, unjust wars that included Austria’s attack on Serbia, and Germany’s aggression against France, Belgium, Russia, Luxembourg, England, Norway, Sweden, and finally the United States. Germany and Austria lost.
  • WW2 – Ditto Germany and Germany lost in even greater measure than after WW1.
  • Afghanistan – Russian aggression against Afghanistan was met by al Qaeda that the USA funded and armed. Russia lost first. The final outcome, though not apparent now, will be a huge loss by the USA. Look to 911 and subsequent radical Islamist attacks against us.
  • Iraq 1.0 – We handily won the first round when President George H. W. Bush ordered troops to defend Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, our strategic allies. (Oil was of vital importance to us at the time.) Saddam Hussein started it; we finished it. We won, the lost.
  • Iraq 2.0 – President Bush 43, at the behest of war hawks,  set out to depose Saddam Hussein and ‘liberate’ the Iraqi people. Whereas Christians and Jews were able to live and thrive in Iraq, today they are either dead or they fled the country. Did we win? We fired first and we lost. Big time.
  • Libya – Obama unlawfully attacked the Libyan government, deposed its ruler, and now radical Islamists control the country. Perhaps you have forgotten the Benghazi scandal. We fired first and we lost.
  • Syria – We fired first and you can already predict the outcome.

I wholly agree with Senator Rand Paul: Trump needs Congress to authorize military action in Syria

Article I, Section 8, enumerated powers of Congress number 10: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.

It’s impossible to fire upon and bomb a city without causing ‘collateral damage’, meaning the deaths and dismemberments of innocent civilians.

I pray for the president to be surrounded by wise, Godly counselors. Now I purpose to pray even more ardently for him to give heed to those wise and Godly counselors.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Not a Rumor: A Great Revival Is on Its Way

Loren Cunningham - founder of YWAM

“Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), an organization that has equipped and sent more than five million people on short-term mission trips. God called him to ministry at age 13, and later gave him the vision to call and equip waves of young people to wash up on every continent on earth to share the gospel message.” – Voice of the Martyrs

In the following podcast, Steve Strang interviews Loren Cunningham who speaks to the future and a coming spiritual revival the likes of which the world has never experienced.

Podcast: YWAM Founder Loren Cunningham Believes a Great Revival Is on Its Way

Whereas in times past, pastors, priests, evangelists, and leading Christians have been honored leaders in America, we are today reviled as homophobic, sexist, and hateful. 52 of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution were so honored. In today’s world, the unbelievers revile Vice President Pence because he will not dine alone with any woman other than his wife.

Around 1,960 years ago, the Apostle Paul, writing to Roman Christians, foretold present-day circumstances.

  • The people become unthankful, foolish in their hearts, and reprobate (morally depraved and unprincipled)
  • Professing to be wise, they become fools
  • Cease to honor God
  • Rampant homosexuality among men and women

Romans chapter 1:28-32 NKJV

“26 For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.  28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

Persecution is not coming – it’s here now

 Loren Cunningham says the keys to overcoming persecution as we move into this next global revival are Tenacity, Endurance, Kindness.

Action

As God consolidates his sons and daughters, local churches move into powerful and Revive Texaseffective strategies to win the lost and to build the Kingdom of God.

My church, Gateway Church, with multiple campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, labors to make deep connections in our several communities through Revive Texas outreach during the 50 days between the Passover (Easter) and Pentecost. Learn Gateway Church’s strategy via this link:

https://gatewaypeople.com/ministries/global/events/revive-texas

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas