Sunday, January 22, 2017

The People of America Have Spoken!

Dear Fellow Citizens of America,
The General Election is over and a new day dawns across the land. I implore you to let peace prevail with the exercise of civil obedience and justice across this nation. God, on various occasions spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken again and has appointed us a new President and Vice President in the person of Donald J. Trump, Businessman and Michael R. Pence, Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017.

God is Sovereign
It is "GOD who sets up kings, and takes them down." The bible clearly teaches that it is God and not man who appoints rulers over the affairs of men: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1 KJV).

All through the bible we see God set up kings for a purpose, and take them down. Sometimes God raises up a ruler to bless His people, like He did with King David or to secure ones sovereignty as with Nehemiah. Sometimes He sets up a ruler by whom the people will be judged, as He did with Saul.

But God does not only set up kings over His own people, He sets up kings over all people. Such was the case with Pharaoh of Egypt; for the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth" (Romans 9:17 NKJV).

So, regardless of what the "enemy of righteousness" (Acts 13:10) wants you to believe, following their pernicious ways; they "walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities... and will receive the wages of unrighteousness" (2 pet. 2:10-19a).

Donald J. Trump is the new elected leader for the next four or possible eight years in American. He stood for life (Pro-Life), and took his message to the American people which voted overwhelmingly, against all odds, and won for him the Electoral College vote to be the 45th President of these United States of America.

Campaign Promises
He campaigned with specific promises as the reasons why you should vote for him and elect him to the office of president. Most presidential candidates are careful to not promise too much on the campaign trail. That was not at all the case for Republican front-runner Donald Trump who made several promises (some are listed here), by saying "if he were to win the White House," he promised to…

       1. Build a wall along the southern border.
       2. We’ll be able to say 'Merry Christmas' again.
       3. Get rid of Common Core because it's "a disaster."
       4. Replace Obamacare, Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cutting benefits.
       5. Remove regulations that prevents economic growth.
       6. Rebuild the country's aging infrastructure.
       7. Defund Planned Parenthood.
       8. Temporarily ban most foreign Muslims from entering the United States.
       9. Pick Supreme Court justices who are "really great legal scholars."
      10. Strengthen the military and take care of the Vets.

This is how Donald Trump’s candidacy began. On June 16, 2015 Business mogul Donald Trump gave a speech announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Presidency at Trump Tower in New York City. When he saw that there was moral decay everywhere, the economy was being mismanaged and illegal immigrants invading the country through the southern border. He knew that our country was in serious trouble. He recognized that it was time for him to offer himself to the service of the people of America "to give back the country into the hands of the people" and "Make America Great Again."

The Wall
There was a time in the bible when Nehemiah, while in exile in a foreign land, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were still broken down more than a half-century after the completion of the rebuilding of the temple, he "sat down and wept," fasting and praying before God (Neh. 1:4). Similarly, America has been overrun by undocumented immigrants some of which gained access by way of a porous southern border.

So, what are Mexico's illegal immigration laws? Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

Donald Trump believe that America as a sovereign nation must enforce its borders because "a country without borders is not a country." Nehemiah knew that personally so he built a wall (Nehemiah 1:1-7:73), and Donald Trump promised to build a wall for the security of the citizens of America.

A Wall symbolizes boundaries or limits that keep out undesirables; but gives a sense of security, and demonstrate order within a society making it easier for everyone to get along. John 10:10 reminds us "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy." In the life of every Christian, there're at least 21 vital things the devil targets to rob you of.

Presidential Election
It is by law that the USA elects a President and Vice-President to lead the affairs of the country for a period of four years. As a result voters go to the polls and choose which candidate receive their states electoral vote. The candidate who receives a majority of electoral votes (270) wins the Presidency.

The people have spoken and we have a new President! But, could this ancient prophecy have anything to do with Donald Trump's victory? You may be surprised to learn what it revealed in "The Coming Landslide..."

Healing Process
It’s now time for the healing process to begin. It’s time to put aside our differences that divide us and work together as one people to build a nation suitable for the children of tomorrow. In 1 Peter 2 (NKJV) we read "Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious" (vv. 1-3).

Donald J. Trump was a chosen vessel, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious. He could not have won without the help of God; and will need our prayers and support to turn this country around.

The Way Forward
We have a leader who promised to work overtime to deliver on his promises to reform and lower taxes, boost our nation’s economy to grow, create new jobs, secure our borders and fix immigration, implement responsible trade policies, expand energy resources, strengthen the military, take care of the vets, and restore the world’s respect for America.

Given the huge challenge our country faces we must do all we can to strengthen our great nation in the months and years ahead. But we cannot make progress in getting America back on the path to prosperity and greatness without your standing behind the President, especially here in the crucial months of a new Administration.

Yes, the task is daunting; but with each one of us doing our part the country will make great strides forward to start winning again. So, let us resolve to do everything we can to support the President in making his goals for our nation a reality.

Submission to Government
Therefore, submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the President, to governors, to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good, because this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men; as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for lawlessness and sin, but as people of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the President and Vice-President.

Pray for America
Accordingly, I exhort everyone that "first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for the President and Vice-President, and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence because this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1Tim. 2:2-4 NKJV).

God’s Promise
Only God knows the future, therefore, we should trust Him to lead us along the right path one day at a time. Here is God’s promised to America, "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 will forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV).

Liberty and Justice
God wants to do a new thing in America. That new thing will positively impact the world, but we must be willing to turn from our wicked ways. "But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously, take God seriously" (Micah 6:8 MSG). In other words, we must act with justice, we must love to show mercy and we must be humble as we live in the sight of our God.

May God bless these United States of America as we work together to build a better future for all. To God be the Glory for the things He has done!

"Thank you, America. I will not let you down. I will always be your voice. I will always be your champion. Now it’s time to get to work – to unite, to prosper, to become stronger. Together, I have no doubt we have taken the first step to Make America Great Again!" ~ Donald J. Trump, President

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Youth Want Raw Truth

Recently, I read an article from Charisma News that addressed the need for sound doctrine in our churches. It highlighted the failure of the modern church to impact the lives of the young by emphasizing the importance of reliance on the leading of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

The Apostle Paul was very much concerned about false teachers infiltrating the church that he admonished the Galatians against false leaders. This is what he had to say, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Gal. 1:8). Pretty strong, isn't it? But it's the truth!

Here is an excerpt from the article. I just received a disturbing report of two young pastors who, in their attempts to reach more youth and college age students, are toning down on all things Holy Ghost related. How can you possibly call yourself a New Testament church pastor and come to this conclusion? From where does this persuasion come from?

Unfortunately, this has become a disturbing trend across the country in many churches. Church worship resembles a rock concert performance (honestly, even Charismatics and Pentecostals know so little about true worship). Singers and musicians are like celebrities. Some of them even lead gay lifestyles and nothing is ever said.

Robotic predictable services are the norm. Being nice to everyone and tolerant of anyone living a sinful lifestyle is promoted. This is now the pop culture of a multitude of churches.
One honest question: What happens when youth discover the real Jesus, the real gospel, and the raw power of God? Let me inform you now before it all comes down. There will be a mass exodus from these apostate churches.

Any church that has left New Testament Christianity, which hinges on the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God, is apostate. Any church that has left the wisdom of God and put their faith in the wisdom and philosophies of men is a traitor to the highest cause.

Pastors, it is high time to openly preach the entire message of Jesus Christ, including the cross, the blood of Jesus, and hell. Youth want raw truth. They know they need something eternal that will never fade away. They want rock-solid ground to stand on, not fantasy-land sinking sand. Read the full article here from the Charisma News…

Jesus said, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit” (Matt. 15:13-14 ESV).