VIDEO If Americans Understood the Price of Their Freedoms

“Was is it on a football field or in a boxing ring that you’re God-given rights were won? Or was it on a battlefield where men sacrificed themselves to give it?”

Americans can attempt to deceive themselves into believing, with the use of sophistries by the corporate-owned and operated media, that they are given correct and right information. Most of you know that they are not telling you the truth concerning any matter, if, in fact, the topic even matters.  Unless, of course, it works to their owns ends (Psalm 101:3).

You are taught that if you question their narrative, somehow, that you are just conspiratorial (Romans 1:18).

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You can send your children to schools where you know the indoctrinators are the “proselytizers of a new faith,” where their books have been revised, and fabricated with intentional propaganda (Article 10 of the Bill of Rights; Hosea 4:6).

Yet, you are taught that everyone else is doing it, and you do not want to be ostracized for raising up your own children (Proverbs 22:6), but happily submit to being them to an agent of the state who is illegally indoctrinating them.

We’re in an ever changing con-game (circus of politics) that is being played out through the mouths of corrupt politicians (Luke 22:48) in hopes of incrementally and unconstitutionally creating a new world which looks and runs contrary to the original God-ordained model and purpose.

Yet again, you have been taught that if you dare take a stand against corruption you might look like you are an anarchist, or anti-government (1 Kings 18:17-18).

Most Americans have been good, little subjects when it comes to their masters’ directives.

Americans have even gone so far as to believe the “fictitious” when it comes to Hollywood and their productions in an attempt to create a world in which they want to live in by ignoring reality (Jeremiah 8:5).

The truth of the matter is that the Lord God is bringing a reality to your front door, like it or not, and the issues at hand must be dealt with lawfully (Isaiah 51:4).

I know that to some, the truth is stranger than fiction.  Yet, it matters not (Amos 7:8), no more than one has to believe in trucks.  If you stand in front of a moving one, the rest will take it’s course, believing in trucks or not.

You cannot do the wrong thing and expect right results (Galatians 6:7). You can never be doing the right thing by attempting to change God’s reality and fighting against His spiritual truths (Exodus 20; Romans 7:12).

You must submit and adhere to His model, and that model is Jesus Christ (John 14:6), and Christ is for us to emulate (John 14:21).

I remember, in passing, I noticed a news anchor on a television broadcast addressing politicians that just violated constitutional law, and in response, he said that it was “nothing personal.” When I heard that and understood the offense (scandals, lies, illegal and un-constitutional bills passed etc…), I said it is “totally offensive.” Does he not understand the price paid for American freedoms to flippantly give a pass to these criminals!?

When a game is played (football, hockey, baseball, soccer boxing etc…) and an offense occurs according to the said rules, often times you will see the two players shake hands, pat each other on the back and continue on as if it never happened.

Yet, when it comes to laws and transgression of constitutional laws, we must keep in mind that these laws are to be magnified against crimes.  They are there to ensure our God-given rights; rights in which are blood bought, for “justice is the guardian of liberty” (Psalm 9:16).

As a matter of fact, to show you how this is played out in politics, I remember our trip to the federal floor in Washington D.C. Our guide said that around here, you just go along to get along. Apparently, these politicians have forgotten the awful price paid to give them the opportunity to serve!

Do Americans have any idea as to how many unconstitutional bills have been passed in such a fashion?  Go along to get along?

I wonder, did our veterans compromise to go along to get along when many were maimed, shot or killed on the battlefield ratifying the Constitution against an enemy to the United States?

Were our veterans fighting for their favorite unconstitutional party line, the Democrats or the Republicans?

Did our veterans, when fighting for our God-given rights, play diplomatic games with the enemies of our country when being shot at?  And to think, many of our veterans that came home after fighting for the corrupt politicians and their unconstitutional wars were being protested by their own people at the airports while the compromised politicians that sent them did nothing to stop it. Apparently they were to busy diplomatically fraternizing with America’s enemies within.  After all, they have to go along to get along.

The price of freedom is always a sacrifice of heroic souls on the behalf of their people (John 15:13). The price is always been blood (Hebrews 9:22).

If you look to Calvary, where the Son of Man took to the battlefield in defeating sin on the behalf of man (1 Peter 3:18),  you can see that He was crucified and set forth as the propitiation of the sins of the world (1 John 2:2) as the Lamb of God (John 1:29).

Take heed concerning the cost of redemption and spiritual freedom, which is always a great expense of blood.  The lesson is to be learned in the natural (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Next time someone wants to use sophistries or tries to teach you a lesson of “sportsmanlike conduct” in an attempt to add strength to tyranny, consider the severity of the price paid for your freedoms (John 3:16).

by Bradlee Dean

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Unchanging

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

My wife, Cari, and I recently traveled to Santa Barbara, California—the city where we met and fell in love thirty-five years ago—to attend our college reunion. We planned to visit several places where we had spent some of the best hours of our youth together. But when we arrived at the location of our favorite Mexican restaurant, we found a building supply store there. A wrought iron plaque hung on the wall commemorating the restaurant and its four decades of service to the community.

I gazed on the barren but still familiar sidewalk, once dotted cheerfully with colorful tables and bright umbrellas. So much had changed around us! Yet in the midst of change, God’s faithfulness never changes. David observed poignantly: “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” (Psalm 103:15–17). David concludes the psalm with these words: “Praise the Lord, my soul” (v. 22).

The ancient philosopher Heraclitus said, “You can never step in the same river twice.” Life is always changing around us, but God remains the same and can always be trusted to keep His promises! His faithfulness and love can be counted on from generation to generation.

By:  James Banks

Reflect & Pray

How is it comforting to know that God never changes? When have you needed that assurance?

Almighty and eternal God, thank You that You never change and can always be trusted. Help me to rely on Your love and faithfulness today.

The Name of Jesus

Philippians 2:4-11

Jesus is a name that elicits all kinds of reactions. Some people show indifference, others feel hatred, and many think of it only in a profane sense. But to those of us who know Jesus as Lord and Savior, His name is precious and higher than any other—and one day in heaven we will eagerly bow before Him.

In biblical times, names were given to represent the nature of the person, and this is certainly true of the titles by which our Savior is known:

Lord signifies His deity. Jesus existed before time as the eternal Son of God, and His divinity was never put on hold—not even when He humbled Himself to take the form of a man.

The name Jesus shows His humanity and His mission. This was a very common name among the Jews and the one by which our Savior was known as a man. Jesus means “Jehovah is salvation,” and that’s exactly what He came to do—“save His people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).

Christ means “Messiah.” Jesus perfectly fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies that spoke of the Messiah’s first coming. And the remaining messianic prophecies will be fully realized when He returns to reign on the earth as King.

When Pontius Pilate addressed the Jews, he uttered one of the most crucial questions in the Bible: “What shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” (Matt. 27:22). We must each answer this same question, and the way we do will determine our eternal destiny. You’ll bow before Him one day, but will it be by choice and in grateful worship?

Be Conformed to His Image

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” (1 Corinthians 15:49)

One of the most amazing promises of the Word of God is that those who “love God” and are “the called according to his purpose” are those whom “he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:28-29).

Adam and Eve were created in His image physically in the beginning. “So God created man in his own image . . . male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). Presumably this means they were created in the physical form that God knew He would assume when, in the fullness of time, He would become man Himself, in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.

That image was marred when Adam (and, in Adam, all men) sinned. Nevertheless, it can be restored spiritually when we receive Christ and “have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:10).

But this is not all. As our text reveals, we who have been made in God’s earthly image (both physically and spiritually) will also, in due time, receive His heavenly image. This will take place when Christ returns. At that time, “we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye . . . and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).

In what way shall we be changed? The Lord Jesus Himself “shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body” (Philippians 3:21). His body, after His resurrection, was still His physical body, but it was no longer subject to pain or death and was able to pass through walls and to speed rapidly from Earth to heaven. That is “the image of the heavenly” to which we shall be conformed some day soon! For “we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). HMM

Revival Born After Midnight

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

—Luke 11:9-10

Among revival-minded Christians I have heard the saying, “Revivals are born after midnight.”

This is one of those proverbs which, while not quite literally true, yet points to something very true.

If we understand the saying to mean that God does not hear our prayer for revival made in the daytime, it is of course not true. If we take it to mean that prayer offered when we are tired and worn-out has greater power than prayer made when we are rested and fresh, again it is not true….

Yet there is considerable truth in the idea that revivals are born after midnight, for revivals (or any other spiritual gifts and graces) come only to those who want them badly enough….

No, there is no merit in late hour prayers, but it requires a serious mind and a determined heart to pray past the ordinary into the unusual. Most Christians never do. And it is more than possible that the rare soul who presses on into the unusual experience reaches there after midnight.   BAM007-008, 010

Lord, give me this kind of longing after revival. Help me to give myself to this serious prayer for revival. Amen.

 

Don’t Fret The Tendency Is To Do Evil

Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.—Psalm 37:8 (R. V.).

 

To anxious, prying thought,

And weary, fretting care,

The Highest yieldeth naught,

He giveth all to prayer.

Paul Gerhardt.

 

Do not be disquieted about your faults. Love without ceasing, and much will be forgiven you, because you have loved much. Faults perceived in peace, in the spirit of love, are immediately consumed by love itself; but faults perceived in a pettish fit of self-love disturb peace, interrupt the presence of God, and the exercise of perfect love. Vexation at a fault is generally more of a fault than the fault itself.

Francois De La Mothe Fénelon.

 

Fight like a good soldier; and if thou sometimes fall through frailty, take again greater strength than before, trusting in my more abundant grace.

Thomas Á Kempis.

 

This alone is thy concern, to fight manfully, and never, however manifold thy wounds, to lay down thine arms, or to take to flight.

Lorenzo Scupoli.

 

Abiding In Obedience and In Love

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.” John 15:10

These things cannot be parted — abiding in obedience, and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our Lord’s delight. We must keep our Lord’s command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live in the love of Christ. Without the holiness which pleases God, we cannot please Jesus. He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the love of Jesus.

Conscious enjoyment of our Lord’s love is a delicate thing. It is far more sensitive to sin and holiness than mercury is to cold and heat. When we are tender of heart, and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness. The Lord Jesus will not hide His face from us unless we hide our face from Him. Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated, we may walk in the light, as God is in the light, and have as sure an abiding in the love of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn “if.” Lord, let me have this “if” in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket.