Oct 282014

ravel102714_345_gifInvestors Business Daily: “Democratic Federal Election Commission member vows to regulate “the Internet’s growing force in the political arena.” This is a significant development. Government by the people itself is threatened.

The political forces seeking ever bigger government, taking more of your money, and intruding deeper into your life will stop at nothing in retaining and expanding their power.

Further proof came Friday when, after a deadlocked FEC vote that barred restrictions on Internet speech, the commission’s vice chair, Democrat Ann Ravel, ominously remarked that next year things will be different.”

Opinion: Where there’s smoke …

Freedom of speech, internet control and open borders are on the ballot next Tuesday.

We know from Daniel 7:20-24 that global government and the rise off a powerful dictator is on the horizon. We know he will demand  total control of media, changes of national boundaries and an end to fee speech. What we don’ know is where we are on the Bible’s timeline.

The disciples had a similar problem and here is what they were told: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.”

Oct 262014

“Amazing Grace” is an autobiographical hymn by John Newton (1725-1807). amazing-grace

Formerly a seaman and first officer aboard slave ships, Newton lived a debauched, hardened life until a fearful storm at sea awakened him, and the Mercy and Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ saved him.

Newton began to cry, “Lord have mercy on us!” But, he thought, “What mercy can there be for me?” Nonetheless, he desperately prayed, and God answered. The storm abated. John Newton recorded, “On that day the Lord sent from on high and delivered me from deep waters.” He subsequently celebrated that “great deliverance” as the day of his conversion to the LORD Jesus Christ.

In 1780, Newton moved to London, where his congregational preaching reached an even greater audience. Most notably, he counseled William Wilberforce at the time of his conversion in 1785, and he helped Wilberforce in the great movement to abolish slavery by publishing in 1788 his own experiences in the slave trade. Surely there must have been great satisfaction for Newton to have struck back at his old sin of slavery and aided in its falling out of favor in the British Empire.

His wife and lifelong friend, Mary, died of cancer in 1790. He gradually went blind, but preached to the last year of his death in 1807.

Click the blue headline link at top to read the Scripture verses associated with the lyrics.



Oct 242014

SCHOOL%20BUS-AP%20PHOTO-cropCNS News: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, is planning to hand out in several Florida public high schools a pamphlet that features an illustration on its cover depicting a humanized Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.

The pamphlet is entitled: “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.”

The front cover of the small purple booklet is illustrated with a cartoon Bible–which has arms, legs, face and drooling mouth–sexually assaulting a screaming woman as she tries to escape its grasp.”

Opinion: Romans 14:11 “For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

I can’t help but wonder what it will be like when that day comes. Will there be remorse in the eyes of those who deny Him or will there be fear and denial? There will be no excuses, no turning back and no pardon.

Those who would persecute Him will most certainly persecute us.

Jesus tells us we are to pray for them. (Matthew 5:44).


Oct 222014
Israel To Rely Less On US Arms After Obama Halts Arms Shipments

Breaking Israel News: “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” (Jeremiah 17:5) “Following the temporary embargo placed by the Obama administration on weapons shipments to Israel during Operation Protective Edge, Israel is taking steps to not have to

Oct 212014
Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church

The Daily Beast: “As the prelates pack up to leave Rome after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, there seems to be some confusion about whether liberal Catholics or staunch traditionalists carried the day. The synod midterm report softened the tone on gays and divorced Catholics; then the final document took a step back. But here’s

Oct 202014
Abbas suggest banning Jews from holy site

YNet News: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.” Opinion: The blessing

Oct 202014
Mega-pastor signals shift on 'gay' marriage

World Net Daily: “New York Times) The pastor of one of the more influential global mega-churches has declared that his church is in “an ongoing conversation” about same-sex marriage — saying that it is appropriate to consider the words of the Bible alongside the changing culture and the experience of people in the pews. The

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