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My Scripture for today is found in Judges 6:1-6...
"Then the people of Israel began once again to worship other gods, and once again the Lord let their enemies harass them. This time it was by the people of Midian, for seven years. The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelis took to the mountains, living in caves and dens. When they planted their seed, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and other neighboring nations came and destroyed their crops and plundered the countryside as far away as Gaza, leaving nothing to eat and taking away all their sheep, oxen, and donkeys. These enemy hordes arrived on droves of camels too numerous to count and stayed until the land was completely stripped and devastated. So Israel was reduced to abject poverty because of the Midianites. Then at last the people of Israel began to cry out to the Lord for help".
Isn't this what is happening to the Republican Party today?
My Prayer for today... "Lord, please let today be peaceful, productive and profitable for those who look forward to Your Kingdom coming on earth as it is in Heaven."
News Flash of the year...I believe the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and George Floyd (BLM) riots are going to be blessing rather than a curse. Why? Because this is a great way to reshuffle the deck. President Trump was in the process of dealing new hands (jobs) to those who were not adding value and meaning in the finished product or service they were hired to produce. President Trump was bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S by creating new job opportunities for all those employees who lost their nonessential jobs because of this pandemic and by Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting. I hope and pray, like 9/11, this pandemic and civil unrest will bring Democrats and Republicans together in a bipartisan way to heal the terminal disease of narcissism that has infiltrated the mindset of many who are supposed to be public servants to their community. This includes Church leaders, Business leaders and our Elected Government officials.
Have you noticed how Trump stayed way ahead of the curve so the Democrats will have no legal reason to accuse him of mismanaging this crisis? We are so blessed to have a REAL MAN instead of a woose like Barack Hussein Obama lead us through the bureaucratic mess our career politicians have gotten us into. Do you remember what Obama's former Chief of Staff said? "Never let a crisis go to waste." Have you noticed how the Democratic Party is using the corona virus crisis for their own political advantage? They are using this crisis as an excuse to keep our kids out of school and depriving them of a proper education including all the people out of work depriving them of an income. How sinister and revolting...don't you agree? Are you freaked out about the Coronavirus? See what the prophet George Carlin says concerning a prior flu epidemic. I hope you have a sense of humor. It seems to me all prophets admit they are men of unclean lips because all of us will have a slip of the tongue and throw a four letter word in a sentence from time to time especially when we are very angry about a particular issue. My own personal experience dealing with people is the most transparent people are the most likely to have a slip of the tongue like Donald Trump. Do you agree? Here is another very important characteristic about Donald Trump, If you tell him he can’t do something…
Let's see what Jesus teaches us about dealing with powerful demonic activity behind the scenes which is so prevalent within the deep state of our government and the artificial institutionalized church as well.
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. BUT THIS KIND DOES NOT GO OUT EXCEPT BY PRAYER AND FASTING.”
What is your definition of a local church? What does the Bible say about this? Only one scripture best describes a church meeting of fellow followers of Jesus Christ. What is it? It is found in Matthew 18:20. Jesus teaches his disciples the following…
In other words, it’s every time brothers and/or sisters in the Lord meet with other brothers and/or sisters in the presence of the Holy Spirit to help each other become more like Jesus in our thinking and learn to obey the eternal truths He has taught us as explained in the New Testament. It’s not where we meet that matters to Jesus, it’s when and how often we meet. We have no Temple to go to until it is rebuilt and placed over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Did you know that this Temple will be a perfect square stretching 1400 miles East, 1400 miles West, 1400 miles North, 1400 miles South and 1400 miles to the Sky. The center point being directly over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Right now our hearts are the Temple of God. Jesus speaks to John in a vision about the Holy City of God coming out of the sky when He returns. I believe this includes the Temple (the House of God) as well. I envision this like when you purchase a manufactured home and the builder brings it to your own property already built. Does this make sense?
Added note: President Trump calls this extreme vetting.
Kind of sounds like the Theory of Evolution, does it not?
Bible Think Tank quotes for the day...
A quote by Winston Churchill
Added note: Many British Parliament Progressives have tried to bury this quote from Churchill. I have studied Churchill in my past because my Dad told me that our "Randolph" ancestors are tied into Churchill's family tree so I know this quote is accurate because I remember this quote from past readings about him. I have kept a written record on past quotes that have had a profound impact on my understanding of human nature and how it applies to public policy. My father's ancestors descended from the Fitz-Randolph family name.
Let me add that all prophets of truth go through this three stage process to authenticate the accuracy of their prophecy. Once our past and future President finishes his legacy and we look back at the progress he has made for our country and the world, then and only then will we clearly see that Donald John Trump is a Modern Day Prophet because the truths he spoke have come to fruition.
Great recent quote by Laura Ingram...felt compelled to publicize it on our website for your benefit.
Let me add a quote of my own...
"It is progressive Marxist and Feminist ideology that corrodes the gears of progress. I am calling out all the liberals, feminists, cultists, socialists, communists, globalists, humanists, evolutionists, anarchists, progressives and deep state bureaucrats within the leadership of our government and mainstream church for their blatant prejudice and hypocrisy directed towards those who ACTUALLY BELIEVE we are "ONE NATION UNDER GOD". All talk and no show as I like to say about the "cry babies" who are stuck in their “doom and gloom crib” controlled by "Helicopter Mom's" within the Democrat Nanny State. Donald Trump calls these narcissists "do nothing democrats". Jesus calls them “White washed tombs full of dead people’s bones”.”
Let me give my definition of a deep state bureaucrat. This person has never had a privately held job in their life. The only paycheck they have ever received is a government paycheck. In other words, they have no idea how private enterprise works and how efficient and productive it is compared to the way government agencies perform their operations. Most Government workers are not motivated out of a desire to provide for the needs of our community as an elected public servant, it is most often motivated out of greed for more money, power, fame and control over those they have been elected to serve. We called folks who made a career in the Navy “Lifers” because they are so consumed in the regiment of the establishment rather than have the freedom to be the "best we can be".
There is NOTHING MORE SELFISH than being jealous or envious of another person’s fame and fortune.
This type of insufficient behavior falls under the sin of coveting in which I believe is the most denied addiction known to man. I believe that the sin of coveting is a result of our own laziness which is one of the seven deadly sins. It is motivated out of jealousy and envy of other people's property, prosperity and position in life. These folks are the frauds and freeloaders among us. Jesus calls these folks WEEDS because they are the weeds that suck the life blood out of the Body of Christ. These pretenders resent the fact that they are not as prosperous or as prestigious as those who actually put in the time, thought, tenacity and travel to be successful entrepreneurs who supply a much needed product or service in the marketplace. Their main excuse for their lack of production is "they are a victim of all the rich people's greed". My Granddaddy use to say, “excuses are like ass holes, we all have one”.
I recently read this article by Romina Boccia on this subject. It is very insightful.
The vast majority of people who work for the government are the losers in life because private employers such as myself realize in their job interview for employment they would be more of a liability than an asset to their company's bottom line. These folks go on to work for the government because private employers like myself will not hire them. They know that the government values tenure over what we have accomplished in our past employment.
Bass Ackwards, right?
Do you understand why our government loses more money than they take in? It is because these free loaders have no idea how to manage a budget. They resolve their incompetent spending of our tax dollars by raising our taxes to cover the cost of their own mistakes. You see Nancy Pelosi trying to add a Trillion dollars to the Coronavirus aid bill to bail out Democratic run cities and states who are in extreme debt because of their incompetent spending. This never works with a privately run company. Our customer base WILL NOT BUY IT pure and simple. This is a fact of life Jack!
Let's get REAL rather than ideal, DEAL?
President Trump is the One Chosen by our Heavenly Father to revive the Body of Christ within our Nation by draining the swamp of all the corrupt and incompetent politicians who run the show. Jesus of Nazareth called these people "weeds", "snakes", "broods of vipers", “wolves in sheep’s clothing", "white washed tombs full of dead people's bones" and "children of the devil". Don't we call this "trash-talk"? Isn't it interesting that it takes "trash talking outsider" like Trump to revive both the church and our allegiance to God and Country instead of an "ordained Seminary trained Pastor"? Historically, God's prophets have always been outsiders. The religious elite in Jerusalem considered people from Nazareth to be outsiders. Ruling Jews in Jerusalem looked at the citizens from Nazareth the same way a lot of people look at New York city where Donald Trump is from. Jesus was from Nazareth. He was a builder just like Trump.
I have learned from much practical experience it is much easier to see corruption and incompetence by observing it from the outside rather from the inside. Have you noticed this to be true? It is hard to see anything when swimming with all the sneaky and sinister snakes in the murky waters of the “swamp”. When we are down in the murky waters of the swamp we can’t see the “light of the world”. I grew up in the swamps of Lake County Florida. I am very familiar with swimming with snakes and alligators. The Swamp analogy is a great metaphor to explain the deep state that is controlling the narrative in politics today. Are you starting to understand what it is to be blind to sin by now?
Unfortunately, by no fault of their own, too many children never grow up to be like Jesus in their thinking. speaking and mannerisms. These kids go on to be the parasites in our community by sucking the life blood out of other people's wealth and generosity. These are the Socialists and Communists among us who want everything to be FREE. We can put FULL blame on a LACK OF BIBLICAL PARENTING for our neglect in not following what God teaches us in His word on disciplining our children. Doesn't the local church community bare some responsibility here as well? The only things that should be free in life are stated in our Bill of Rights.
Have you noticed how cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Baltimore, Chicago, New York and many more cities run by Democrats are not establishing Law and Order when addressing all the crime within the cities they govern? This especially true with the radical left’s antifa movement who are actively trying to overthrow our government and replace it with Marxist Ideology. My wife, the mother of our children, would not let me discipline our children when they were disobedient to family policy just like the radical left is doing when it comes to establishing Law and Order within our large inner city communities. There is no doubt in my mind that this is Satanic in nature.
I have been going to church my whole life. I must confess it has been a long time since I have seen God at work in what I call the "mainstream church" today. Preachers of the Gospel are all talk and no show just like our politicians today. The only places I hear about God at work in the world today is the underground church in China, select Christian Churches in Muslim controlled countries and through the leadership of President Donald Trump. God has put Donald Trump in place as our new leader to set new public policy and put it into action for the people he has been elected to serve to keep us from moral and financial bankruptcy.
I was surprised to see in the news that Max Lucado does not see the hand of God on our President. Max is fulfilling the prophecy of the Apostle Paul when he said, “in the days to come church leaders would deny the Power of the Holy Spirit.” I was confused by this, so I did a background check on Max and found out he was raised in the Church of Christ denomination which is one of the most legalistic denominations in America. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is right up there with them. Point five of my Thesis posted on this website describes this problem.
Have you noticed President Trump is actually fulfilling his campaign promises unlike most politicians? This is what Jesus meant when He said you will KNOW them by their fruit. In other words, it’s what we PRODUCE in life that really matters. Words are worthless unless it is backed up with FRUITION.
Certain missionaries have kept me informed on what's going on in the underground church of China and speak of their great unwavering faith. All of these missionaries keep their correspondence secret to protect the identity of those who practice their faith in countries where they will be severely punished for worshiping the "Creator of our Solar System called the Milky Way". To me, these are the real authentic Christians in our world today.
I met a beautiful lady online from Hong Kong. She flew over to visit me in 2008 for a month. Her name is Tanny So. My wife Jan and our daughter Hannah met her. It would have been much better if I had married her instead of the Baptist Romanian woman I met through an online Christian dating site. I flew over to Bucharest, Romania to visit her and her family for a month before I decided to marry "Elena from Romania".
It was not until after I married Elena from Romania that I found out what her true intentions were in marrying me. She had a huge government debt that was affecting her and one of her sisters she lived with in State Housing. She figured that if she married a rich American, she would be able to pay off this debt. I copied and pasted this paragraph from a wiki article pertaining to this problem below…
"Women in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and other Eastern European countries are common mail-order bride candidates. Economic and social conditions for women in Russia and other post-Soviet countries are a motivational factor in finding foreign arrangements. 52% of Russia’s workforce is made up of women, yet according to some sources they often hold low positions of prominence in their home country and work jobs with less respect and lower wage (such as teaching or physician positions); and women earn 43% of what men do. On the other hand, according to Grant Thornton International Business Report for 2014, as cited by Forbes, Russia has the highest proportion of women in senior management worldwide at 43%, followed closely by other post-Soviet countries such as Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia and Armenia. According to an earlier Grant Thornton International Business Report for 2012, Russia had an even higher proportion of women in senior management at 46%, still highest in the world. Finding a foreign husband gives a woman a chance to leave her country and find better economic opportunities. Marriage is a substantial part of Russian culture, with 30 years being the age at which a woman is considered an "old maid". With 4,138,273 more women than men from the ages of 15 to 64, marriage opportunities are slim at home and worsened by the life expectancy difference between men (64.3 years) and women (73.17 years), as well as the fact that a large portion of successful males are emigrating out of Russia. In testimony before the United States Senate, Professor Donna Hughes said that two thirds of Ukrainian women interviewed wanted to live abroad and this rose to 97% in the resort city of Yalta."
Elena from Romania did not marry me for love just like my first wife, Jan, did not marry me for love. Their motives were purely self-serving in nature. Both my first wife and my second wife were devout "Baptists" and used their strict devotion to the "harlot church" as the Apostle John describes in Revelation Chapter 17 as an excuse to justify their SELF-RIGHTEOUS behavior. Do you think that their motives were pure or Christ-like?
Oops! I just came under conviction by the Holy Spirit. I did not marry Elena for love either. I married her because I wanted a mother for Hannah just like my wife Jan wanted a father for her daughters Megan and Shelly. My wife Jan and I could not have a civil and constructive conversation so it was in our best interest to avoid each other to keep the peace.
I made HUGE mistakes on my choices for a wife from a worldly perspective. There is a blessing despite this worldly mistake. What is the blessing? I never could have seen how corrupt the mainstream church and Family Law is if I did not experience my two wives’ hypocritical and blatant disobedience to the teachings of Christ and how Church leaders do not hold them accountable for their disobedience. This is the common practice with certain women who attend and rule the church today.
Hindsight is always 20/20, right? My psychotherapist, Gordon Hobbie, advised me not to marry Tanny because the Chinese custom is for a dowry to be paid for a wife in their culture. She wanted $25,000. Gordon thought this was suspicious. Tanny wanted the dowry for her mother and not herself. Her dad is deceased. She told me he was a carver of wood and made many beautiful objects with his creative art work. She spoke fluent English unlike Elena from Romania. I fully understand Tanny’s concern for the future welfare of her mother. It would have been well worth it if I paid this dowry in my opinion. I have never seen a woman who is so devoted to prayer as her. She would sit Indian style on the middle of my Queen size bed and pray for hours without ceasing. Because of Gordon’s recommended advice I lost that precious ruby King Solomon talks about in Proverbs 31. I learned a valuable lesson through this experience...
Never trust anyone who calls themselves a Christian in the U.S. today.
Tanny told me about the underground church in China. I regret not keeping an ongoing friendship with her. My emails to her are being blocked for some reason. Very likely a form of censorship by the Chinese government to prevent Christians from contacting outsiders. This is highly suspect considering the circumstances going on in Hong Kong right now, don’t you think? I must conclude that God has other plans for me...oh, by the way, Elena from Romania cost me much more than $25,000 in legal fees for getting her green card and for the legal fees associated with the false domestic abuse allegations she filed against me and finalizing our divorce. Tanny from China considered herself to be a “born again” Christian and not a Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic or any other counterfeit sect of the so called “Christian Church”.
We are supposed to be One Nation Under God. Are we as a Nation pledging allegiance to the Creator of our Nation? It is interesting to note the author of original draft of the pledge of Allegiance was a Baptist preacher who did not include under God in the original text. He was also devout Marxist Socialist. Here is another Baptist preacher who was a devout Marxist Socialist, his name is Richard Cloward. Do you think Our Heavenly Father is going to bless our Nation if we do not pledge our allegiance to Him?
I am going to make a prediction about China. We know China is building the largest Army and Navy in World to spread and protect their communist ideology. Currently, they are our most dangerous foreign threat to our religious and economic freedom in America. The democrats beg to differ… I believe China's leadership in the near future will be defeated from within by their own people who are sold out to Jesus and not by any other country’s military force.
Let’s also pray for the underground church in Iran. It looks like the same thing may happen to the tyrants who dictate their own terms to those they rule over. Now that Trump is a world leader, he is playing all the right cards to overthrow their Satanic regime. Praise Jesus for this miracle that appears to becoming true right before our eyes.
The religion of Islam is by far and away our biggest threat to our religious freedom in the future. Don’t worry about China, they are in God’s protective hands. We need to be thankful for China’s underground church. Watch and wait, great things will come about in the future for China. How do I know this? Because, these are the folks who are genuinely committed to following Jesus. They are demonstrating what it is really like to be the future "Bride of Jesus". Do you agree?
Do you really think the professing Christians we know will actually lay down their life if necessary in their commitment to follow Jesus? Please contact me and let me know of any churches where God is actually at work. I will test the spirits of the church you mention and see if they are truly authentic in their conviction to carry out our Gospel Mission.
I believe there are millions of men all across our country who do not attend church anymore for the same reasons Jesus and John the Baptist did not hang around the Jewish religious leaders of their day. The religious leaders when Jesus walked this earth were also the government leaders because their government was a Theocracy at the time. In other words, there was no separation between church and state as we have it here in our country. As noted in the New Testament, Jesus would much rather hang around Tax Collectors and sinners and John the Baptist would much rather live in the desert and eat locusts and wild honey than mingle with these corrupt religious politicians who were called Pharisees and Scribes in the Bible. My church attendance experience since leaving Seminary in 1983 has taught me that the vast majority of church leaders today by default have the same self-righteous mindset that the religious politicians had when Jesus and John the Baptist walked this earth over 2000 years ago. What are your thoughts?
The names of two men come to mind as perfect examples of someone who has the sanctimonious mindset of a Jewish Pharisee. They are James Comey and Robert Mueller. Did you know that these men are best friends and both are devout Roman Catholics? They remind me of a lot of Elders, Deacons and Pastors I have dealt with in the past. Many of our politicians and government leaders have the exact same narcissistic mindset. If people really KNOW Jesus, they would KNOW what I am writing about is true. The Holy Spirit confirms Spiritual truths in our heart when we have been truly baptized into the Eternal Family of God.
Comey’s wife and four daughters marched in the streets of Washington DC wearing pink pussies on their heads protesting the pro-life stance on abortion and their disdain for Donald Trump. It is obvious they hate Donald Trump and want to see him impeached. I personally believe there would be no peace in the James Comey household unless he complies with his wife and four daughters demands. Five against one, those are unfair odds, don't you think? I will bet you that Bob Mueller's wife wears the pants in his marriage as well.
I read where the Comey's and the Mueller's as a married couple attend the same Catholic Bible study together. Do you think Bob and Jim required their wives to attend this Bible study or was it the other way around? Based on my personal experience, the odds are in favor of the latter. Do you think this hatred for Trumpism could have been generated out of this Catholic Bible study group? Wouldn’t you have liked to have been fly on the wall in that Bible study? I do not remember a time when my wives allowed me to make the final decision on any important matter because they actually think they know better than me on what Jesus teaches us. Have you experienced this type of prejudicial discrimination from your wife or your X's like I have?
How do I know what I just wrote is true? Because there would be no peace in my household unless I complied with the my wife and three daughters demands when it comes to making decisions on how church, family and government policy should work. Quit fooling yourselves. Women run the show in America today. Have you figured this out yet?
Don’t you see how their hatred for Trump is standing in the way of positive progress for the future of our Nation?
Let me add that Judge Napolitano on Fox News, President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Reed, Pat Toomey, Mick Mulvaney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, House member David Valadaeo, Governors John Kasich and Tom Ridge, Military Generals James Mattis and John Kelly are rigid Roman Catholics. RINO Senator Mitt Romney and Jeff Flake are rigid Mormons...all of which dishonor and were insubordinate to our Commander and Chief’s leadership. It is important to note that Bill Gates, a loyal Roman Catholic, opposes President Trump’s policies especially when dealing with China. Does the "harlot church" figure in here? Don’t you see how their hatred toward Trump is standing in the way of positive progress for the future of our Nation? You can bet your life that ALL these Trump haters are associated with Harlot Church which is controlled by the antichrist.
It's tragic how past mistakes in history have a way of repeating itself over time. King Solomon knew this to be true. Why is it that we as "One Nation under God" do not learn from our past mistakes? Maybe a big part of the problem is our public education system today is by design excluding the study of "American History" from their course curriculum. The corrupt leftist politicians are also encouraging their base to destroy all monuments and statues associated with the birth of our Nation. I highly recommend you read Charlie Kirk’s new book called "The MAGA Doctrine" concerning this subject. We, as a Nation, will not learn from our past mistakes and successful accomplishments if we do not make students aware of them, right? Progressive liberal politicians do not want us to learn what made our Country the Greatest Nation in the History of the world. This is the main reason they are censuring these truths. Our President, of course, wants to make it great again...
Is anything wrong with that?
Isn't it tragic how the local church wants to blame our government for all our problems? Our problems are caused by the mainstream church’s neglect in maintaining discipline and accountability with each person who belongs to a local community of professing Christians. We have no one to blame for our moral decline as a nation other than ourselves as individual defective parts of the Body of Christ.
A narcissistic mindset most always will project blame on someone else rather than admit their own faults and this includes their addictions to certain sin as well. They cannot come to grips with their own sin so they discard it by passing the blame to other people they despise. Have you noticed this to be true? This is called DENIAL in addiction recovery groups such as AA.
I learned in Seminary that church growth has been declining since the 1960's. I have been asking myself why this has been happening ever since. I have done extensive research on this subject and would like to share what I have learned with the men who would like to take part in this Men's Mentoring Ministry and to those who are studying issues associated with church growth decline.
I believe the majority of our "Mainstream Church" leaders (Protestant and Catholic) are just as corrupt, if not more corrupt, as the majority of our Government leaders today. God's Word says church leaders will be held to a higher standard on judgement day. I believe our elected officials should be held to a higher standard as well when they defraud the people they are elected to serve.
Our Elected officials are voted into office and their salaries are paid for by our tax dollars as Citizens of United States of America. WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE BOSS and not the other way around as all of the career government bureaucrats would have you believe. Our Heavenly Father designed us to be operated internally rather than externally. Vanity is external. Humility is internal. Do you understand what I am trying to get at?
Have you noticed how career politicians like Bill and Hillary Clinton are not held accountable for their highly unethical and illegal behavior when competing for positions of power. They will lie, steal, cheat, and maybe in some cases murder to get what they want. Does Vince Foster and Jeffrey Epstein come to mind? This includes Hillary spying on the Trump Presidential campaign to find something she could use to incriminate him in order to have evidence that would be worthy of impeachment. Have you noticed when these corrupt politicians are caught breaking the law their crime is overlooked and considered inconsequential since their progressive liberal ideology is considered ABSOLUTE TRUTH and anyone who disagrees with them should be publicly shamed and ostracized for heresy and grounds for severe punishment for not conforming to their narcissistic demands.
It totally confounds me that there are so many professing Christians that cannot see the corruption that exists with certain political figures like Bill and Hillary Clinton. I believe we need the gift of discernment to see this corruption. This gift is a learned skill as John MacArthur points out in his explanation of this gift. I learned this skill through all the hiring and firing of past employees and the wheeling and dealing I did with my vendors over many years with my Pest Control company. We need to open our eyes and start exercising that muscle God gave us that exists between our ears. This is not hard to figure out if we put away our personal biases and start using SCIENTIFIC LOGIC to figure out what is going on. Does this make sense?
I believe the Bible teaches that the more responsibility a leader has in providing for the needs of a community the stricter God’s judgement will be on him or her. We know as seasoned and savvy business men the following truth...
The more responsibility one takes on, the more liability one must assume. Agreed?
I will share with you why church growth has been declining with over whelming evidence as presented in the 30 point Thesis posted on this website. These points will be brain stormed within the Think Tank of this Men's Ministry with the hope of confronting and correcting these issues that have plagued us as the Body of Christ for far too long. We can't keep kicking this can down the road, can we?
Have you read and studied Jesus' "High Priestly Prayer" found in John Chapter 17 of the Bible? I believe Jesus' main theme in His earnest plea to our Heavenly Father is for all of us as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus to...
What troubles me about this prayer is I see no evidence of any ONENESS between professing Christians in the mainstream church today. Do you? Have you ever taken time to try and add up all the factions that have divided the so called "church" in America? Does it look like God answered His Son Jesus' prayer? I think the answer is obvious.
There is no better metaphor than WATER to demonstrate what BEING ONE IN JESUS LOOKS LIKE…maybe this is why we are a BAPTIZED in it. Water is also a great metaphor for what the “Trinity” is all about. Why? Because water can be either a liquid, solid or vapor. Thus, "THREE IN ONE". Besides air, it is also the most transparent molecular substance known to man. Please read the Apostle John's description of Heaven as follows...
"And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL."
Can't you see even the Kingdom of God is transparent just like glass.
So, why is the church so divided? This topic will to be brain stormed with the help of the Holy Spirit in this Bible Think Tank to be made up of men who have a true devotion to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and put in the time and effort to complete His perfect will for our lives.
Therefore, our main purpose or mission statement for this men's mentoring ministry is to become "One with Jesus as He is One with Our Heavenly Father". I believe to accomplish this it bowls down to this primary goal stated by the Apostle Paul below...
(Tommy's paraphrase of Romans 12:2. This is called reprogramming in computer terms)
I believe to have the true mindset of Jesus we need to learn how to have flexible objectivity within the scope of our thinking process that allows us to ponder all the possibilities of reason outside the box of our personal biases. This is what it means to be "thinking outside the box". We need to learn how to escape the limitations of our own finite mindset and enter into the infinite mindset of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide when it comes to our imagination and innovation when exploring the infinite thoughts of God. Jesus said He will be in the midst of those who gather in His name.
Again let me emphasize this Bible verse best describes to me what the "church" is meant to be. In other words, where two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name, He will be in the invisible midst of our thinking process and will teach us about all things pertinent to His perfect will for us as His future Bride and our role as participants in His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in Heaven...Hallelujah!
Every man in this men's ministry will participate in this think tank with equal time and opportunity to share what's on our minds. We will always treat each other with utmost respect regardless of our differences in opinion. If anyone in this group of men shows a lack of respect for another person's opinion or leak what's said to outsiders, I will lock you out of our login faster than you can say peanut butter.
While on board my ship in the Navy, it was an unwritten rule that certain crew members would throw you overboard while out at sea if you snitched on any of us for using our illegal drug of choice. We called a person like this a “nark”. Our ship Captain's steward was thrown overboard while at sea for narking on someone in Engineering. I don’t know anyone on board my ship who did not use an illegal drug of choice. Can you believe I paid the FAKE CHRISTIAN, John Wagner, BIG BUCKS to destroy our marriage rather than save it as he was hired to do? He did not OBEY the Word of God. I don’t know how this guy can live with himself after what he did to my family. He did not refund me for his counseling service and apologize to me for leaking my private confessions to outside sources which I thought was required. I have to conclude he has been given over to a depraved mind because he obviously is not being obedient to what Jesus teaches us in His Word. Unfortunately for me, I have been bitten by many poisonous snakes who call themselves Christians more times than I would like to remember. I fully understand why Jesus called these scumbags “children of the devil”. Do you agree?
All of our thoughts that come to mind in this Bible Think Tank will be filtered through the template of the Bible to make sure they are in line with God's will as defined by His written word found in the Holy Bible.
Why is it that so many professing Christians disregard this blatant warning as if it is irrelevant to our personal knowledge of who Jesus is as both God and man and how we should relate to Him as our best friend? What is the KEY WORD in this scripture? It's obviously the verb (action word) "KNEW". The Apostle John wrote the following...
I think I am safe in saying that if we do not know Jesus, He does not know us as well. The best way I can describe what this relationship should look like in human terms is a Soul Mate. Jesus is that soul mate we have all been looking for. Am I right in my reasoning?
The Bible refers to the church as being the future Bride of Jesus. We, as a church body of fellow believers in Jesus, are supposed to be getting ready for His return so we can consummate our Marriage with Him in a spiritual sense. Don't you remember Jesus said He is going away to prepare a place for us in our future home called Heaven? It was the Jewish custom for the men to prepare a home for their future brides before they had sexual relations. The Bible uses the word know on many occasions to refer to sexual intercourse. God describes sexual intercourse as when a husband and wife come together and become ONE in the flesh. It's a "no brainer" that God is all about being ONE in spirit with Him and our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
What can we deduce from this proclamation from Jesus? Am I right to assume that if Jesus does not know us then we don't really know Him as well? I most certainly do not want to hear Jesus tell me when I meet Him face to face one day that He does not know me. Do you?
Doesn't it make sense that we better be sure that WE REALLY KNOW JESUS before we meet Him on judgement day? Let me ask you a question...
Which phrase gives us more assurance of our Salvation? KNOWING we are saved or BELIEVING we are saved?
The key to salvation is knowing Jesus not just believing in Him. Belief is too shallow and falls short of our understanding of the deity of Jesus. Do you see the difference? Belief is just an introduction to our life long commitment to get to know Jesus in the most intimate way possible.
The Bible says to be absent from the Body is to be present with the Lord. The only way to be absent from the body is to die. The following question should haunt us if we are genuinely concerned about what our relationship with our supposed best friend Jesus should be...
I posted a thesis on the reasons for church growth decline on our website over two years ago and am in the early stages of planting this Men's Mentoring Ministry Church. I am praying that certain men will show an interest in being a part of this church body to help get this men's ministry up and running and help achieve the objectives I have stated on the Ministry Page. That being said, let's take the necessary steps of faith to see this ministry come to fruition. Jesus said, "you will know them by their fruit". In other words, it is what we produce or accomplish in in life. We find this factual info listed on our employment application, right?
Here is a list of the fruit our President has produced since his election date. Quite an accomplishment when you compare his fruit with what past presidents have produced don’t you think?
It is helpful to understand that agriculture was the predominant industry that sustained the livelihood of the Jewish nation at that time. The fruit metaphor is an excellent illustration of what Supply and Demand is all about. Please see my résumé to see what fruit I have produced in life with the help of God's Spiritual gifts, strength, wisdom and leadership.
Donald Trump says, "I’ve done more in 47 Months than Biden Has Done in 47 Years in Washington". I hope and pray what God put on my heart to write on this website will have more credibility once you inspect my fruit and learn more about me. I don't get any respect from my church peers anymore. MAYBE I NEVER HAD THE RESPECT TO BEGIN WITH...I'M NOT SURE? Never forget Jesus said we will KNOW God's Elect by the quality and quantity of fruit we produce as ambassadors for Jesus. In other words...
God will judge us on the following criteria…
· Are we written down in the Lamb's Book of Life.
· The quality and quantity of what we PRODUCE in life.
· And who gets the glory for our accomplishments.
Give credit where credit is due. This is called gratitude. A word that a narcissist does not understand. Salvation is all about GRACE...
God's Riches At Christ's Expense
I pray God will bring select men in the Sanford area who have become disillusioned with the fake mainstream church to prayerfully consider becoming a part of this men's mentoring ministry. Come now let us reason together as we get to KNOW Jesus as our best and most intimate friend. Maybe this will be a churc