Monday, March 30, 2009

Tiller the “Killer” off the Hook….for Now, That Is!

Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds. "Look among the nations and watch; be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.” --- Habakkuk 1:4, 5

George Tiller was found not guilty by a Kansas jury of violating state laws regarding late term abortions last week. George is a “specialist” of a unique breed. His specialty? He murders unborn babies that are near the end of the pregnancy term and about to be born! There are not many of his breed to be found in the United States, but then what is the difference – it is murder whether you do it Tiller “style” or you exterminate a human in the embryonic stage which has been given approval recently by the president of the United States!

So, Tiller the “Killer” is off the hook for now, that is. Want to do an interesting moment of speculation? Try this for size – what do you suppose this man is going to say to God when it is his moment to stand before Him and have to answer for years of the “shedding of innocent blood?” You know, the persons he intentionally murdered before they were born – those persons for whom God had a high and holy purpose after birth?

Each of us, of course, will have our moment in answering to God for what we have done with our lives on earth. It will be under one of two conditions -- either we are accepted because during our earthly existence we saw we were sinners and stand condemned, but repented of our sins and now have been forgiven due to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord OR we stand before God condemned because we never did repent of our sins and rejected God's love in His Son, Jesus!

Will Tiller the "Killer" repent of this madness? There is that possibility, but it is a remote one at best. There is something about mass murdering practice that hardens the heart – one becomes calloused and the seared conscience is the bitter result – no feeling whatsoever when unborn humans one after another are brutally mutilated and murdered!

Looking at the countenance of George Tiller brings to mind the same look on the countenance of others in the past who involved themselves in mass murder policies and practices – the likes of an Adolph Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong come to mind.

It certainly is imperative to pray for the man, that if possible, he does indeed come to repentance and publicly renounce the practice of which he has been a violent part for years. But if he won’t repent, then may God stop him by whatever means necessary from continuing in his habit of murdering unborn children!

But while praying for the "killer" may we also add members of a jury that saw nothing wrong in what he has been doing and those "mothers" (term used very loosely) who paid him big bucks to murder the little ones in their wombs!

Yes, Tiller the "Killer" is off the hook for now, but that will change – let’s pray that it will be very soon!

"For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. --- Jeremiah 7:5-8

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How Do You Like Being the Tail Rather Than the Head?

"The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.” --- Deuteronomy 28:43-45

At the risk again of referring to that book called the Bible, at least a few would agree that there are interesting and at times very disturbing statements made by God

A large number would deny that Deuteronomy 28 has anything to do with the United States. In immediate context the statements were made to ancient Israelite people who were on the threshold of entering territory which God had promised centuries earlier to their ancestors.

There are those who are quick to point out that this only applied in a historical setting to a different culture and has no application whatsoever to the United States in 2009.

But there may be a few dozen at least – but that matters not – who would agree when it is said that there is an eternal principle in the 28th of Deuteronomy which applies to all humans and all nations – it is called obedience to Almighty God!

Of all countries which have had light and revelation since the beginning of their days, the United States has been most privileged. This republic has had constant exposure down through its decades of history to what God expects of a people on an individual basis as well as a corporate basis as a nation.

You can try to split hairs if you wish over this issue, but a simple question can bring a bit of focus to where we are at. Do we resemble the head or the tail more, when God used a graphic illustration as to how it would be for a nation of people, depending on the choice to obey Him or disobey Him?

Just looking at the financial scene alone tells us quite a bit, does it not? Are we lending out millions upon millions of dollars at the present time to other nations of the world? Read closely the closing reference at the bottom of these comments about lending and not borrowing.

Now read again the opening reference above about an alien who is going to be lending to a people who thought they could ignore the laws of God and still prosper – and the sad consequence is that He will make that people the tail as they plunge deeper into debt!

The nation of China alone holds nearly a trillion dollars of U. S. debt, not to mention many other countries that also hold portions of our debt! And with B. O.’s irresponsible spending patterns, there is not going to be any improvement in this situation.

Someone tried to describe how to picture a trillion dollars, since these amounts in trillions are being tossed around repeatedly these days when government finance is discussed. He said a trillion dollars in $1 bills stacked on top of each other would reach 68,000 miles into the sky – looks like you have to have one of those fancy astronaut suits if you would try to sit on top of the stack, would you not?

Read again how it would have been if we, as a nation, would have been obeying God through the years and our leaders would have demonstrated in personal conduct and conversation that obedience to Almighty God is to be the top national priority. Notice what God says He will specifically do for such an obedient people.

Once again, I rest my case – if you disagree, have a long serious talk with God about it and ask Him if He is going to overlook all of our national transgressions!

It’s no Sunday School picnic being the tail! Do you think that President Obama would heartily agree?

"The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” --- Deuteronomy 28:12, 13

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lots of Smarts Minus the Fear of God Equals Failure!

For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. --- 1 Corinthians 1:19-21

References to the fact that Barack Obama is smart, brilliant and all those other terms which define a high level of intelligence have been applied to the president in recent days as the nation he is attempting to lead finds itself in great turmoil for many reasons.

Even persons who are high profile in the mass media and who claim to be “conservative” or beyond in their position on issues of the day are making reference to the president’s supposed “brilliance.”

But one main thing is missing – it’s like the missing cornerstone in a building’s foundation or the main drive wheel missing in a machine or the main spring being absent in a clock. With that being the case, commonsense tells us that it just isn’t workable – there is failure, pure and simple!

Lots of smarts do not guarantee success – oh, at times it may appear so, but eventually things happen in such a way that whatever venture was attempted by the person with all those “smarts” eventually ends in failure! God has plainly revealed a lot about the kind of “smarts” which make the difference in life – whether one will be successful or one will miserably end up a failure. Is anyone so foolish as to believe he or she can improve upon the formula given us in the following statements?

For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things, from those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness; who rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked; whose ways are crooked, and who are devious in their paths; to deliver you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words, who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God. For her house leads down to death, and her paths to the dead; none who go to her return, nor do they regain the paths of life; so you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the paths of righteousness. For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it. My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. --- Proverbs 2:6-3:6

At certain points in reading through the above, do visions of politicians in Washington DC and the state capitols of this republic come into your mind? You know, statements such as those who “rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked, whose ways are crooked?”

President Obama, in spite of his “smarts,” has produced no evidence of possessing a healthy and reverential fear of Almighty God in the discharge of his responsibilities. Not one word has been reported that he and his family have established a disciplined pattern of public and private worship in their lives, which violates the clear teaching of Christianity in the New Testament. This is critical in setting an example for others and as a personal witness to a living faith centered in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. There is absolutely no way a person who claims a faith which identifies with Christianity can dodge this responsibility!

Further, there is no evidence that the will of Almighty God is sought in major decision-making moments which impact the lives of 306 million persons in the United States not to mention those in other nations of this chaotic world.

Worst of all is the attitude that human life in its developing stages is a disposable commodity and we can wipe out thousands a week as often as we choose because we have a “right” to do so! A person who has “smarts” which have been imparted by the Spirit of God would not be so foolish nor so stupid to adopt such an approach which guarantees the certain displeasure of Almighty God!

It boils down to this – it is possible to gain “smarts” in life through study, be awarded college and graduate degrees with high honors, impress the world with communication ability and do leadership activities which win rave reviews from ardent devotees in the mass media but still miserably flunk out and fail in the long run!

There is a great difference between what is labeled the “wisdom of this world” and that which is the wisdom imparted to an obedient follower of Jesus Christ through His Spirit! This difference becomes quite obvious when it comes to those who hold positions of leadership at the highest levels of governments all over the world!

Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my reproof; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, because you disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, they would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil." --- Proverbs 1:20-33

Friday, March 20, 2009

Better Days Ahead ala Obama – Don’t Bet on It!

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, "Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us." He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure… --- Psalm 2:1-5

While on his little jaunt to California (which cost us taxpayers a tad more than $2.98) the Prez did some town meeting stuff and appeared on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. Among his “upbeat” statements the immature narcissistic *(note definition below) leader of this republic said,

“We will come out on the other side stronger and a more prosperous nation. That I can guarantee you. I can’t tell you how long it will take, what obstacles we’ll face along the way, but I promise you this: there will be brighter days ahead.”

We probably would have better days ahead on one main condition – if somehow we could arrange to keep B. Hussein Obama in California – he and that state deserve each other – further, if we could make him a regular on Leno’s show – he could be like Ed McMahon on the Johnny Carson show. Each night he would come dancing across the stage and yell out, “Here comes Jaaaaaay!” If we could confine him there, maybe the country would begin to make some headway – on second thought, we’d have to send Biden, Pelosi and Reid out there too. All four are a menace to the nation’s well being!

We cannot have better and more prosperous times unless we have the full blessing of God and we cannot have the blessing of God unless obedience to His laws and standards are top priority throughout the land!

Since B.O. insists on establishing a pro-death government such as no other president before him has ever done, it is futile to hope for and expect those better and more prosperous times to arrive.

His signature on various orders and the placement in his administration of a large number of persons who hold to a philosophy that unborn persons, no matter their age before birth, can be destroyed as casually as dumping the contents of a garbage can into the garbage truck to be hauled away to a landfill for burial are actions that will incur the wrath of God, not His blessing!

Do not look for those “brighter days ahead” – rather, look for days in which the time will come that growing numbers, government officials included, may find themselves saying, “Why is God doing these things to us?” Note Jeremiah 16:10 and verses following on this one.

"And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians." --- Daniel 5:25-28

*narcissistic - personality disorder: in psychiatry, a personality disorder characterized by the patient's overestimation of his or her own appearance and abilities and an excessive need for admiration.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ending the AIG Crisis – A Modest Proposal!

The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. --- Psalm 12:8

As more details became available about happenings at AIG since the big bailout costing U. S. taxpayers billions of dollars and millions of dollars in bonuses given to persons who made a substantial contribution to the insurance giant’s financial woes, the resulting outrage was like a powerful volcano erupting, spewing lava and ash everywhere.

It is a subject that has dominated the news and the Obama administration being pressured to reveal its involvement or lack thereof through Treasury Secretary, Timothy “Turbo Tax” Geithner. It seems just as some questions are answered by someone in this monster fiasco then more questions are raised.

How to get this thing resolved? There is a “weapon” that has been available down through the centuries of human history, but very few view it as such. It is called prayer and it is an exercise in which one can engage and see some amazing things take place as Almighty God hears and responds to the appeals of His people.

The assumption too long has been that prayer is limited to doing things such as expressing thanksgiving, confessing sin, interceding on behalf of persons in need, and submitting personal concerns. But prayer is a weapon employed by a Christian on the offensive against evil, of which we have a substantial amount in our country and our world at the present time!

Note a statement made in Psalm 141:

Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness. And let him reprove me; it shall be as excellent oil; let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked. --- Psalm 141:4, 5

Did you notice the last statement? The “weapon” of prayer is deployed against the wicked! So here is the proposal for those who are on praying ground in relationship to God.

Pray in the following way:

  • that God will rebuke those guilty of selfishness and greed – a visitation of calamity upon them and their families until they repent and make full restitution and that they will receive no satisfaction whatsoever from those millions unjustly received.

  • that God will return upon their heads the fruit of their doings – this is a Biblical term and it works both ways – for those who desire to obey and honor God, there will come blessing and benefit – for those who are defiant, concentrate on themselves and pursue greed, to them will come chaos and eventually disaster of some kind!

  • the ideal would be that all would truly repent and make things right, but that is highly unlikely in a time when selfishness and greed, especially at the higher levels in the government and the corporate world have the preeminence.

That same prayer can be applied to the federal government since highly questionable antics with careless and irresponsible use of the tax payers’ money is standard procedure. Whatever you do at this stage, you don’t pray, “God bless….” We’re dealing with a situation that requires desperate action if effective healing is to take place and our nation is be improved as a result. A surgeon doesn’t gently massage a cancerous tumor when he finds it inside a patient’s abdomen -- quickly he grabs his scalpel, cuts it completely out and removes it so the patient will live!

One does have to wonder – if God cut off all who are driven and dominated by selfishness and greed in the corporate world and in government at the state and federal levels, how many would be left?

So pray – God’s solution is always the best in the end of it all!

To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. Do not take me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts. Give to them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve. Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up. Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! --- Psalm 28:1-6

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. --- James 5:17, 18

Monday, March 16, 2009

Big Brother Continues to Make His Move!

Therefore thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will surely bring calamity on them which they will not be able to escape; and though they cry out to Me, I will not listen to them.” --- Jeremiah 11:11

We’ve come to the place where a serious question needs to be raised – as President Obama in a state of blind ignorance signs executive order after executive order and has plans to push for legislation that will take this nation down a path to guaranteed disaster, which will be the action that is going to actually break the proverbial camel’s back?

It is obvious to the discerning person that the president is taking the “big brother” approach in government. He is very heady with power and wants to do everything possible to remind us that he is the “man” and in charge!

His greatest damage to our republic is not in the area of economic matters, as much of a debacle that this situation is proving to be. Rather it is in the area of morals related to human life that he is paving the way to sure and certain catastrophe in the future.

Ponder the implications of the following:

“Earlier this month, the President took the first step in rescinding a Bush administration moral conscience regulation which enforces existing legal protections against discrimination and intimidation for doctors and other healthcare professionals who invoke conscience by refusing to participate in medical procedures they believe immoral.

The rule, which was finalized last year placed no restriction upon any legal medical procedure; it simply brought the executive branch into compliance with several existing laws including:

  • the 1973 "Church Amendments" which protect doctors and other healthcare professionals from discrimination due to religious belief or moral conviction;

  • the 1996 “Public Health Service Act Amendment” which prohibits government from discriminating against individual and institutional healthcare providers who choose not to provide abortion services or receive abortion training; and

  • the 2004 "Hyde-Weldon Amendment” which prohibits certain federal funds going to federal and state agencies and programs that discriminate against healthcare providers who decline to offer or refer abortion services.

Simply put, these three venerable laws passed by Congress and signed by former Presidents protect doctors and nurses from being professionally threatened because they allow their conscience to dictate their professional actions.

By eliminating the enforcement of these legal protections, the Obama Administration is signaling that it intends to ignore the law and refuse to protect the civil liberties of healthcare professionals based upon religious or moral conscience. Without enforcement, healthcare personnel will have scant legal recourse for intimidation and bigotry rendering the laws intended to protect them meaningless.”

(SOURCE: Newt Gingrich and Rick Tyler writing for – March 15, 2009)

    Earlier we have seen the “big brother” move to change policy in which our tax dollars will support those organizations in foreign countries which do abortions as part of “family planning” and encourage the route of abortion in dealing with problem pregnancies.

    And just recently “big brother” revealed that by a stroke of his pen that past restrictions regarding embryonic stem cell research have been lifted and it is now “open season” on humans in their earliest stages of development, just as he supports “open season” on humans in all stages of development in the womb so that for whatever insane reason any of them can be singled out, mutilated and murdered before birth!

    It has been said repeatedly that these are highly explosive and divisive issues, and that is certainly so. The reason is that there is still a small minority of persons in this country that see human life in the light of what our Creator has plainly revealed about the subject. And so, for now, there will be a few voices crying out in the wilderness against this abomination of the “shedding of innocent blood” taking place under the full blessing of B. Hussein Obama, his administration, a majority of the members of the U. S. Congress, and those Supreme Court members who are in agreement with the president’s view of human life!

    Unfortunately, B. Hussein Obama with his “big brother” approach to government along with his many enthusiastic supporters are blind as bats to the reality of what human life is all about as God defines it. Consequently, this nation is in for an awakening experience the likes of which it has never experienced before in its entire history! Since we as a nation have had full access to God’s revelation ever since our beginning, we are all the more accountable than a number of other nations which did not have access to such a revelation. Think of it -- more than 232 years of having the opportunity to learn Who God is, What He has done, how He has a special purpose for every conceived human life, where we fit into His plan and what He is going to be doing in the future as He brings His plan for His creation to a victorious conclusion!

    But in regard to that "awakening experience" -- just remember, it’s not a question of whether it’s going to happen, but very simply WHEN!

    A 56 day old human being!

    Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD. --- 2 Kings 21:16

    And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy. --- 2 Chronicles 36:15, 16

    By the way, are you helping to sound the warning?

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    Taking the Wrong Fork in the Road!

    "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.” --- Deuteronomy 30:15-18

    Yes, they were words spoken many centuries ago with most people today being totally unfamiliar with them and the context in which they were spoken. Further, very few today would say that those statements have any relevance in the United States in the year 2009 -- that there is nothing there of any value to us in the 21st Century.

    Those words were spoken by the God Who created this universe to a people who were about to occupy a piece of real estate which had been promised centuries earlier to their ancestors. It had been made extremely clear that the people were to honor and obey this God Who had made this lush territory available to them. Warnings were clear also as to what would happen if they lapsed into a state of disobedience and began to adapt to the heathen ways of the people who surrounded them.

    As history in shocking fashion reveals, the Israelite people eventually did become corrupted and brought upon themselves the cursing and calamities of which God had warned well in advance. Human nature is such that we apply the “Wet Paint - Don’t Touch!” standard to God’s laws and principles on an ongoing basis – you know, you see a sign that says, “Wet Paint - Don’t Touch!” and you just have to put your finger on the surface to see if the sign means what it says! God says "Don't..." and somehow we feel we can go ahead and go against His command and be OK anyway!

    A republic known as the United States has had full access to God’s complete revelation from the time it was established as a sovereign nation. We too have to face the fact that Almighty God has set before us “life and good, death and evil.” The choice is to seek to obey and honor Him on an individual basis as well as collectively as a nation, or to defy Him and choose foolishly to “do our own thing.”

    The present government at federal and state levels has exhibited a spirit that demonstrates God’s will and ways for us as a nation are not the least bit important. Consequently the choice has been to travel down the wrong fork in the road with the result being increased calamities of unprecedented intensity in many different forms. This choice is further detailed in the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy in which blessings are described for obedience to God on the national level as well as the calamities and chaos resulting when a nation of people chooses to be disobedient – which is where we are at.

    There are many loud voices which claim to identify with conservatism and the call is to return to a “conservative” approach in dealing with our national problems. But even these avoid mentioning the fact that the country is out of step with our Creator and we as a nation have rejected His laws that are absolutely required for a sane, sensible, serene, surviving and spiritually healthy culture.

    One of the most deadly attitudes going strong in our nation at the present time is the assumption that God is always with us, looking favorably upon us and He is going to take care of us, no matter what! This assumption is reinforced each time the president speaks to the people and at the conclusion throws out that very familiar phrase, “God bless you and God bless the United States of America!”

    The time may be much closer than we realize that our leaders have made very bad decisions and have chosen to take us down the wrong fork in the road -- now it's harvest time! Those of us who grew up on a farm know all too well -- you sow certain seed, you get a harvest from the type of seed which was sown! I rest my case on this one.

    "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. The LORD will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.” --- Deuteronomy 28:15-20

    "If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart." --- Malachi 2:2

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Trespassing on God’s Domain and Touching the Apple of His Eye!

    A 56 day old human being!

    For thus says the LORD of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.” --- Zechariah 2:8

    In a film set in WW II the Nazi program of extermination of selected groups was getting underway. A Jewish man became aware of what was happening to the Jewish people under German domination and made the remark, “They don’t realize what they are doing – they are touching the apple of God’s eye!” It was an obvious reference to a statement made by an Old Testament prophet. Ultimately Nazi Germany paid an extremely high price for the deadly mistake of believing that they could select certain groups and exterminate them. In the process they were convinced that they would be that much closer to fulfilling the dream of a “Master Race” coming to reality and the establishment of a thousand-year Reich!

    Consider the statement in yet another context – when you deal with unborn humans, in no uncertain terms, you are entering God’s special domain. Without doing violence to that statement of long ago, can it not be said that these unborn individuals are the “apple of His eye?”

    How could that be? Actually the debate as to when human life begins should never have to be – even common sense and a non-scientific background will be enough to let a person know as to when that moment takes place. When the male sperm cell penetrates the female egg the formation of a human being is now underway – a person who will end up being a male or a female.

    What God has made clear is the fact that He is involved – “before I formed you in the womb” are words which reminded Jeremiah that he was the result of God’s action – his life and existence were the result of what God had done. “I knew you,” also informed the prophet that God knew him and identified him before that process of formation in the womb of a female took place!

    Further revelation shows that God has a purpose for each conceived human life – there may be fools in this world that would attempt to say that it isn’t so – usually that may come from those who take the position that we can dispose of unborn persons at will for whatever reason we may conjure up in our unregenerate minds. There is virtually no limit as to the “reasons” as to why we can eliminate the unborn, whether in later stages through the mutilation and murder process known as abortion, or in the very early stages in which the stem cells of an embryo are used for experimental purposes.

    It matters not the timing – the hard reality is that whether the victim is an embryo only a few days old, or that victim is a few weeks old, or but a few hours away from being born, when that life has been snuffed out, it is yet another instance of “touching the apple of His eye!” In the strictest sense, we have trespassed into God’s domain!

    Those who take a low view of human life – that is, that we can dispose of selected individuals for whatever reason, fit into that category as mentioned by a Jewish man way back in WW II – “They don’t realize what they are doing – they are touching the apple of God’s eye!”

    Lots of deceptive “logic” and “reasoning” are being employed as to why embryos should be used for stem cell research with predictions that diseases can be cured through use of those cells – on and on the argument goes, with President Obama beating the drum and leading the pack following the lifting of the ban on embryonic stem cell research which had been put in place by the Bush administration. So it amounts to this – we’ll kill off a bunch of humans on the pretense that we are going to save some others! Is this a new twist to the old Canaanite practice of offering small children in sacrifice to a heathen deity so that the deity wouldn’t get mad and wipe out a bunch of the adults? You know, sacrifice the kid in order to preserve the adults alive!

    The hard fact is this – each embryo, no matter the circumstances of his/her conception, is a human being in the sight of God and one for whom He has a purpose. Remember, He knows each human even before conception and has a plan for each one.

    It is most appropriate to repeat the statement time after time in view of how our leadership in this republic views human life -- “They don’t realize what they are doing – they are touching the apple of God’s eye!”

    Closing question – if you have the misfortune of being among the crowd which has shouted “Amen!” to embryonic stem cell research, what are you going to tell God as to your reason for putting your stamp of approval on the intentional destruction of those who were regarded as the “apple of His eye?”

    If you don’t settle this issue now, you won’t be dead 2 seconds until you’ll face it then!

    For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord." And again, "The LORD will judge His people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. --- Hebrews 10:30, 31

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Letter of Apology to the British Embassy

    Monday, March 09, 2009

    Ambassador David Manning
    British Embassy
    3100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
    Washington, DC 20008

    Dear Mr. Ambassador:

    This letter is being sent to you with a deep sense of regret on my part and conveying an expression of sincere apology to you and the people of the United Kingdom.

    Unfortunately we in the United States are now greatly burdened with a president who is very immature, lacking in wisdom and extremely heady with power. I have long maintained over the years that very few people can handle power and wealth responsibly, especially so when they are young in years. This has been exhibited by B. Hussein Obama for quite some time.

    For his disgraceful conduct in how Prime Minister Gordon Brown was treated on his recent visit to the United States, including the “gift” exchange, I apologize. There was no excuse for this, even if done in a state of ignorance. I am not the only citizen in the U. S. who feels this way.

    We are grateful for the support of your people in such places as Iraq and Afghanistan. I am certain that this has not been easy over time. I want you to know you are appreciated as an ally.

    As you are able, please convey this apology to Prime Minister Brown.

    Still contending at, blogging at, and warning at and

    Clayton D. Harriger, Pastor
    Gipsy Christian Church
    Gipsy PA

    Saturday, March 7, 2009

    Obama Has the Hammer and Is Driving a Nail!

    A top advisor to President Barack Obama confirmed again that the president will soon be issuing an executive order to lift the limits President Bush put in place on embryonic stem cell research. Bush protected taxpayers from being forced to fund research involving the destruction of human life. Top Obama aide David Axelrod said on "Fox News Sunday" that Obama is preparing to issue an executive order that will pave the way for more federal funding. That's despite the fact that embryonic stem cells have never helped a single human patient and the kind Bush favored have already helped patients with dozens of diseases, illnesses, or medical conditions. "We're going to be doing something on that soon, I think. The president is considering that right now," said Axelrod. Obama himself guaranteed earlier this month during a meeting with leading Congressional Democrats that he will sign an executive order forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. "I guarantee you that we will sign an executive order for stem cells," he said during the meeting, according to a Washington Times article. --- News release from

    First, take a good hard look at the person who is pictured above for a few seconds at least. You are looking at a human being who is about 56 days old!

    President Obama has declared open season on the unborn – he did it by overturning what was known as the Mexico City policy, which prohibited U. S. tax dollars to help “family” planning groups in foreign nations which are involved in performing abortions and provide abortion counseling -- we are now supporting these groups. He was a co-sponsor of the Freedom of Choice Act while in the Senate and has vowed to sign it into law. Now the president has indicated that it will also be open season on human embryos – no more restrictions on stem cell research which involves these very young human beings!

    The title of this piece is “Obama Has the Hammer and Is Driving a Nail!” This will be explained at the conclusion.

    We can become very insensitive and even quite calloused by using rather impersonal terms when referring to unborn children. The terms, “embryo” and “fetus,” make it much easier to dispose of them for a wide variety of reasons. It’s when the reality of being human sets in that it becomes not quite so easy to do a disposal thing relative to that human.

    Embryo is the term applied to the unborn child from the moment of its conception until the 56th day, which is a period of 8 weeks. From that moment on the unborn one is referred to as a fetus until the time of birth.

    Without further ado, let’s attempt to shift gears if our transmission is in working order and attempt to see this from God’s perspective. He has given us enough information so that we can know how He views humans. Then we have to determine whether we are in agreement as to our view of humans.

    Here’s how it is:

    God claims He forms a human in the womb and has known that human before conception took place as indicated quite clearly to Jeremiah: Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:4, 5).

    God has a plan for each human as witnessed by the Psalmist: I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. (Psalm 139:14-16).

    Divine plan and purpose for human life is further reinforced in a mind boggling statement revealed in Ephesians 1:3-6: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.

    Notice that in the Ephesians reference we see God’s identifying humans before the creation took place – this thing of God’s foreknowledge is indeed a very mysterious matter, but it also reminds us of the high value He places on human life since we were known and identified before the universe was brought into existence. It is underscored further when we focus on the fact that God Himself chose to become human in the Person of Jesus Christ and ultimately satisfy the demands of divine justice against human sin on behalf of each of us so that we could experience forgiveness on condition of repentance.

    Had all those unborn children who have been or will be destroyed been permitted to be born and live for a few years, the penalty for their sins which they would have committed was paid in full through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, as was the case for us who were privileged to be born.

    The prevailing sentiment, however, in our republic at present is that the unborn, whether in the early stages or in later stages of development are just things – an embryo or a fetus. And we humans can decide what to do with them by choice – experiment with them and then throw the remains into the garbage can, or terminate the life of the fetus – what’s the difference, really? This attitude is shared by large numbers of elected officials, beginning with the president, within church circles and a majority of the public at large.

    So, who listens to what God has to say about human life and His view of the same? Most are much more concerned with what the president has to say about anything than what God has clearly revealed about His purpose for human life from the very beginning and the responsibilities that fall upon each human being. But the day will come when there will be a confrontation over this and many other issues as well and God will have the last word on the subject. But there will be a lot of very unpleasant and shocking things to be experienced by this nation before that event takes place.

    Now, about the president and his hammer – he is driving another nail in the nation's coffin by this latest decision to declare open season on embryos – see Driving the Final Nails! -- but he’s not alone, there are a lot of citizens who have picked up hammers and are joining him in driving the final nails! Use reverse feature on your web browser to come back here.

    Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD. --- 2 Kings 21:16

    Monday, March 2, 2009

    The Most Powerful god in the World Is in a Staggering Mode and Suffering Acute Anemia!

    "You shall have no other gods before Me.” --- Exodus 20:3

    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money…….lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…--- 2 Timothy 3:1, 2a, 4b

    Millions would deny it, but it is true, no matter the objections – the most powerful “god” in the world is no longer that. In fact as suggested by the title, this “god” is in a staggering and quite weakened mode, suffering acute anemia in terms of monetary strength!

    It is most appropriate to refer to this as a “deity” that dominates the thoughts and lustful desires of a majority of this world’s population in all nations. Furthermore, it has the allegiance of the poor as well as the very wealthy. It is not just in the corporate world that this “deity” has its devotees, but in governments among all nations as well. This definitely includes a debtor nation known as the United States of America!

    This “god” is money! As mentioned, there would be a lot of vehement denials, but as the old saying goes, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating!” Where is it that major attention is now focused and has been for quite some time? Is it not on what is happening in the world of finance? Is not the evidence overwhelming that money is the “god” to which multitudes give attention day and night, and it is that toward which they expend energy in order to get as much as they can? And in far too many places are not highly questionable “ethics” employed in that quest, because this “god” has no ethical standards – get all the money you can by “hook or by crook” – and whatever you can get away with, whether you be in government or in business, it’s OK so long as you don’t get caught. And if you should get caught, if you have enough of the “green stuff” you can usually buy your way out of the situation with a high powered lawyer (whose ethics may also be highly questionable) or get a very mild sentence at most! Years ago a fellow got nailed for insider trading on wall street, spent a short time in a country club prison and then was released to go and enjoy the millions he had made illegally. His philosophy was that a little greed is a good thing!

    The crisis has developed, not just in the United States, but talk is in regard to the “world economy” and how disaster has struck in many, many places around the world in terms of the money situation! There are protests in many foreign cities as people feel extreme frustration about what is happening financially and the negative impact that is having on their lives.

    Now if we may turn our attention to the true and living God Who created a mighty universe of which this puny world occupies but a small spec of space – for the time being this God has permitted the chaos to take place since a majority has chosen to make money their “god.” However, it is wise to remember that the true and living God also chooses when He will bring judgment on false and totally unreliable deities which people take unto themselves. One of the most dramatic demonstrations of this was when Almighty God set the Israelite people free from their enslavement to the Egyptians and brought them to the promised land of Canaan. It is explained simply in such words as these:

    “For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.” --- Exodus 12:12

    Have you ever noticed that God is quite explicit in speaking to the issue as to Who should be God and the deadly danger of replacing Him with another deity?

    Keep alert and see what all happens in days to come as this very popular “god” which so many members of the human race have set up for themselves comes increasingly under the “gun” of the One Who put this world together a long time ago by simple spoken commands! It will also be most interesting to see how government leaders and their “expert advisors” deal with the “god” which is suffering from acute anemia – and you do know, do you not, that this “god’s” blood runs green!

    By the way -- do you see what God says will happen if a people who make the claim that He is their God, but they choose to make another deity or a number of deities dominant in their lives? How about reading that whole chapter -- it takes a while for God to detail all the calamities that will come on a nation that makes the fatal mistake of replacing Him with false and unreliable gods!

    "So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country…” --- Deuteronomy 28:14-16