On the left side of the political spectrum, Democrats boast they are “pro-choice”. The pro-choice claim suggests freedom, as in freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of religious expression. Such is not the case.
Atheism has taken root in the Democrat Party. Atheists strive to silence all religious expression, a natural right (formerly) protected by the First Amendment.
That First Amendment stipulates there will be no “no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech”.
The Gallup Poll tracks many things, including religious trends. In December of 2015, Gallup reported a decline in the number of U.S. residents who call themselves Christianfrom 80.1% in 2008 to 75.2% in 2015. The decline was in the under-forty population. That’s bad news.
Why the decline? Scholarship. Plain and simple. Contemporary young Christians know little to nothing about the Bible. Even fewer Americans know our history.
A Biblical worldview defines abortion as murder and homosexuality as an abomination, but religious groups, pseudo-Christians, ignore the Bible and teach a false history.
President Ronald Reagan wisely said, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
In Canada, the LGBT activists have taken full control of public education, to the point of actually indoctrinating young children toward the LGBT lifestyles. View the CBN News news story below.
In nearby Arkansas, atheists successfully forced a public school system to remove all references to God.
The challenge for Bible-believing, born-again Christians is two-fold. In the short term, we must be diligent to vote for candidates who agree with the Right to Life and parental authority. In the long-term, Christians must boldly tell their stories, their personal testimonies on what God has done and is doing in their lives.
I encourage believers to pray for God to supernaturally intervene in the political affairs of this state and our nation.
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
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?
California: porn capital of America, 20% of its population impoverished, state debt that ranks alongside Greece
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/
The Word of God promises that our prayers for all in authority make it possible for us to “live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness”.
Have you taken notice? We are not living peaceful and quiet lives.
Few seem to understand our perilous circumstances with respect to the value of the US dollar, public turmoil, and impending natural disasters.
You probably understand that the US dollar’s value is based on the perceived ability of borrowers to repay lenders.
New media across the fruited plain are awash with stories of public turmoil.
Dire predictions of a devastating California earthquake and volcanic eruptions in that state are not deemed newsworthy.
That chubby-cheek North Korean Rocketman openly and brazenly threatens us with his nuclear arsenal.
Attorney Harvey Silverglate turns the spotlight onto a man whose salary and benefits are paid by our tax dollars. Read an assessment of Robert Mueller written by a man who knows him well professionally. Click on the image to the right to read Harvey Silverglate’s story.
While there are ominous threats by rogue nations, the enemy that is our greatest threat is the enemy within our geographical boundaries. Shrill voices relentlessly attack our president by the hour.
Is America hopelessly lost to the dustbins of human history?
Another promise we can trust from Amos 3:7 “Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.”
Lance Wallnau foretold the election of Donald Trump to the presidency before the 2016 general election. Lance pointed to Isaiah 45, describing President Trump as a type of Cyrus.
Lance’s latest publication titled “America Shall Be Saved” is available as a free e-book download. Click on the above image to download in PDF format.
Let’s not give up hope. Pray for all in authority. Daily. I suggest placing our President at the top of your prayer list.
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson foretold our present-day situation.
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.
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.
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.
And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.
They have been magnificent.
Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment.
It belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day.
This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.
Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, [and] rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.
An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.
And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.
Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.
We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.
Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.
America will start winning again, winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs.
We will bring back our borders.
We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.
We will shine for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk, and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.
We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.
And, yes, together we will make America great again.
God bless you.
And God bless America.
The highest TV viewership in 36 years of swearing in ceremony – Add internet viewers like me, it was the most watched in all history!