Monday, August 31, 2009

Now All He Has to Do Is Convince God!

“And that's how Ted Kennedy became the greatest legislator of our time. He did it by hewing to principle, but also by seeking compromise and common cause — not through deal-making and horse-trading alone, but through friendship, and kindness, and humor." --- statement by President Obama in the eulogy he presented at the memorial service for Senator Teddy Kennedy

It had to be the icing on the cake after all the words of praise and tribute when President B. Hussein Obama took to the podium and declared before the whole world that Teddy Kennedy was truly the “greatest legislator of our time!”

A majority are probably already convinced that this is so – others may have been wavering a bit, but the eloquence and rhetorical skills of the president would convince them rather quickly and the doubts would vanish as rapidly as the morning fog when it is hit by the hot August sun!

But there is a minority that is not only skeptical but have solid grounds for challenging such a statement as to T. Kennedy being the “greatest legislator of our time.”

As noted in a previous post, T. Kennedy supported and pressed for legislation which when held up against God’s clear revelation is found to be weighed in the balances and shown to be very much wanting! His zeal in supporting all that had to do with the deceptive “right” to destroy unborn children and to sanction the “right” to engage in immoral sexual conduct which God in no uncertain terms condemns is an indicator that this man demonstrated an attitude which is the equivalent of spitting in the face of Almighty God. It is this same God Who claims the authority to establish clear standards for human behavior and relationships.

Now the big challenge that remains is this: for Barack Hussein Obama to convince God that T. Kennedy was right on all issues, especially the intentional destruction of unborn children and that it is OK for persons who identify as practicing sodomites or lesbians to engage in sexual activity and to even be “married!”

Throughout history there have been national leaders who have had egos that would make Mt. Everest seem like a tiny mole hill by comparison, who were persuaded that they knew better than the citizens they governed what was best for them, who in their arrogance got extremely upset with anyone who would question their policies, and who, more often than not, embarked on a course of action that eventually caused the nations they were supposed to be leading to experience disaster and eventual collapse! Obama has shown that he fits this mold perfectly!

Even as President Obama takes on more and more the image of Captain Smith surveying the bow of the Titanic sinking beneath the waves of a very frigid Atlantic, it is a given that his supposed gift of oratory and persuasive rhetoric will not cause the Creator of this mighty universe to so much as blink for a split second of time!

Rather it will simply be another leader of a nation doing what all the others who have preceded him have done – when it comes to standing before God, whether leader or common citizen, we won’t do the talking, but rather we will do the listening:

Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. --- Romans 3:19

It will be a drastic change of pace, will it not? A powerful world leader who is used to telling and people listening to whatever it is that he tells, now in the position of having his mouth shut with tongue very still and he is doing the listening while Someone of far greater authority than a puny world leader could ever dream of possessing is now doing the talking – what a sight that will be to behold!

Yes, Virginia, Teddy was dead wrong on some of the most critical moral issues taking place in human history and no one will convince the Creator of this universe otherwise!

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16

Friday, August 28, 2009

You Will Always Know a Tree by Its Fruit!

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” --- Jesus speaking in Matthew 7:15-20

The media have attempted to provide a full fledged “gully washer” ever since the death of Ted Kennedy a few days back. The accolades have been unceasing coming from liberals and professed conservatives – almost a sporting type of competition to see who can outdo whom in declaring what great things Ted Kennedy has done as a member of the U. S. Senate.

But a tree is known by its fruit and Jesus Christ, foremost Authority on human behavior, responsibility and destiny, stated that people are as trees – the fruit that comes forth out of their lives speaks of what they really are by way of character.

Note two kinds of “fruit” which the Ted Kennedy tree has produced over the years.

First, Ted Kennedy was opposed and voted against the Defense of Marriage Act. He was an ardent supporter of G.L.B.T. “rights” in every sense of the word. On the occasion of Massachusetts, his home state, becoming the first state to legalize same-sex marriage he said,” "The nation’s eyes were on Massachusetts today, and they saw a triumph for civil rights and fundamental fairness. Today’s historic vote will have a national impact on civil rights for years to come. Massachusetts has led the nation in education, in health care and in biotechnology, and today Massachusetts renewed its commitment as a proud leader in civil rights."

Second, Ted Kennedy was strongly supportive of abortion rights and opposed even the legislation that restricted partial-birth abortions just as our president has done in the past on such issues. When that legislation was before the Congress, Kennedy said, ““I do not believe it is the role of the Senate to interfere with or regulate the kind of medical advice that a doctor can give to a patient.” The bill was signed into law by President G. W. Bush and was later challenged in federal courts. On April 18, 2007, however, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the partial-birth abortion ban was in fact constitutional – not because of Ted Kennedy, but in spite of him!

What more needs to be said? Kennedy, as so many are inclined to do, spoke of “rights” where there are no rights due to our Creator having established the standards and ordinances at the beginning of human history. What has often been termed a "right" to do a certain thing is in reality a deadly choice if it goes against the spiritual and moral principles which God has established for His creation!

God’s standard for marriage is a special covenant relationship between a man and a woman. Very likely Mr. Kennedy now realizes that a bit late.

God has a plan and specific pupose for every conceived human life – there is no such thing as a “right” to interfere in His plan for those lives, unless a culture wants to commit moral and spiritual suicide, which is what ours has been doing for over 36 1/2 years!

By now Mr. Kennedy sees human life differently. Think not? After death we will all see things God’s way – this life is simply an opportunity to accept God’s clear revelation as it applies to our responsibility, conduct and ultimate accountability to Him in eternity or reject it and stand condemned because we thought we could write our own rules in life, while ignoring His!

Yes, Jesus, as always, was right on target when He said that we will know a tree by the kind of fruit it bears!

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. --- Jesus speaking in Luke 16:15

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Defining Greatness!

“An important chapter in our history has come to an end. Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.” --- statement by President Barack Obama on occasion of the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, August 26, 2009

Our mass media outlets will be saturated with information related to Edward Kennedy now that he has crossed over into that realm known as eternity.

There will be no end to the praises of what he did, having served longer as a senator except for two other persons in the history of the U. S. Congress. He is described as having compiled a very impressive “list of legislative achievements on health care, civil rights, education, immigration and more.”

A couple or so questions can be asked – “Is the country better off now than when Kennedy began his first term as a senator in 1962?” Is the nation standing at a higher ethical, moral and spiritual level now because of his powerful influence and the fact that he is considered the “greatest U. S. Senator of our time” according to B. O?

Remember in those early years of Kennedy’s term of office that significant changes did take place in our nation – we had court decisions that literally kicked God out of the classroom with no more prayer and no more Bible reading permitted and some years later another insane court decision that said it is perfectly acceptable for a female to arrange to have her unborn son or daughter destroyed before birth – the ushering in of the United States’ version of “Holocaust!”

So, again, think for a moment – are we at a higher level now than we were when Edward Kennedy began serving as senator? Do we have a higher standard of morals – are we closer to our Creator – is He being honored more in our personal lives and in our national life now than 50 years ago? We all know the answer to that one, don’t we?

There is the human way of defining greatness and starting with today and over the next number of days we will see that all played out – if you aren’t careful you will not see visions of sugar plums in your dreams – you will see Kennedy again and again!

Then there is God’s way of defining greatness with a notable example given of how this is. It is from the book of Joshua and features a man by that name who was a leader among the Hebrew people as they began to occupy the land promised to them by God.

Just a few words will make it clear regarding the U. S. definition of greatness as it pertains to political leaders as opposed to God’s definition.

First, look at God’s instruction as to how Joshua was to prepare himself for leadership responsibility and especially notice the guarantee of "good success":

"Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." --- Joshua 1:7-9

Second, look at the influence a truly great leader had on the people in a very simple statement that says it all – something you do not see today:

Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had known all the works of the LORD which He had done for Israel. --- Joshua 24:31

Ought we not to pray that God will raise up a number of Joshuas to provide sane, sensible and stable leadership for our beloved republic which now finds itself wallowing in a quagmire, sinking deeper as each day passes?

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God." --- Jesus speaking in Luke 16:15

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sign of the Times?

Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, "When it is evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red'; and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times." --- Matthew 16:1-3

Well, I might as well stir the pot a little more! This is bound to arouse the wrath of a number of people -- for the simple reason that there may be just enough truth in the image below to cause an "Ouch!" or two!

The guy who came up with this one could maybe turn it into a profitable enterprise in the midst of a sick economy! If he can get a production line set up and then have a truck with these signs at the town meetings, he should turn a handsome profit -- after that he can start participating in a redistribution of his new found wealth! Hey, isn't that part of the grand plan -- didn't we hear it during rabid campaigning? We need to take from the "haves" and give to the "have nots!"

All this discussion, argument and fighting over health care while the most serious issue facing the nation is bypassed completely -- the moral and spiritual health care of our republic -- it's going down for the last count and we fuss around about whether we can keep our doctor or some committee will tell us whether we can be treated for that pimple on our nose!

If you are wondering what this is all about then look at Driving the Final Nails! -- use reverse feature on your web browser to come back to this place.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16

Friday, August 14, 2009

Don’t Let Our Most Powerful Weapon Get Rusty!

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 141:5

One of many issues hammered into the members of Platoon 511 many years ago at Parris Island, South Carolina was the care and use of our M-1 rifles. They were to be cleaned, maintained and ready for use at all times.

One of the greatest and most offensive acts of which a Marine could be guilty was to allow rust to accumulate on his rifle – even more serious than having unpolished shoes worn with an unpressed uniform, which was considered a serious offense in itself.

The wrath of a U.S.M.C. drill instructor upon discovering rust on a recruit’s rifle is beyond description – no words in our English language can fully define it!

How beneficial it would be if we would maintain a similar vigilance regarding rust gathering on a most powerful weapon made available to every Christian. It is the weapon of prayer -- never forget, it is precisely that!

Sadly, there is too often failure to recognize prayer at times is to be utilized as an offensive weapon in the battle against evil in its many forms of expression – one of those being in the misuse of power and influence in a system of government.

Review again the words of a man who knew what it was to pray in regard to the threat of evil – “For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.”

Our republic is embroiled in controversy due to the greatest power grab attempt in its entire history! We are plagued with political leaders who want to control every aspect of our lives. It began with control of financial institutions and the auto industries. Now there is an all out open assault to force us to accept government controlled health care!

Those in open opposition and who are making their objections know through town hall events, personal contacts with legislators and communications with the executive branch of our government are being labeled in the most vicious ways. They are called un-American, mobs, AstroTurf, compared to Nazis with swastikas, etc. There is also hard evidence that ACORN, unions, and other Obama supporters are attempting to infiltrate these gatherings and mute the dissent.

If you believe miracles can take place through prayer, then clean the rust off the weapon that may have been neglected for too long and begin praying against the deeds of the wicked who sit in high and powerful places in this republic.

Pray specifically that God will return upon their heads the “fruit of their doings!” This is a Biblical expression by the way, and it is demonstrated from time to time in ancient Israelite history. God does bring upon a person or a group the “fruits” of their actions when they are resolved to disregard the standards God has laid down in terms of responsible conduct – especially when you are in the powerful position of governing!

Since the evidence is overwhelming that Obama & Co. (his chief of staff, his V.P., his appointees at the Cabinet level, his multitude of “czars”) are not the least concerned about seeking and doing the will of God, nor seeking the blessing of God upon our republic, then it behooves us to pray that God will deal with them in such a way that all will know this one thing – you cannot defy God and reach a fulfilling and satisfactory goal!

So get the rust off that weapon and use it – and see how quickly God does something that will put the fear into the hearts of all, leading to full scale repentance – including elected officials!

We are long since past the point of simply praying, “God bless (name of elected official).” It is time to pray that God will deal with them according to their deeds and their words -- promises made but not kept. Worst of all, and you can sink no lower than this -- to agressively sanction the mass destruction of unborn children is such an abomination that no culture and its leaders can ultimately survive! Further, if they will not bring themselves into compliance with His divine will, then may God remove them from their positions in whatever way He sees fit!

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

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A One Question Poll!

This is your chance to vote on Obama’s performance on this economy — an AT&T/Yahoo Poll. This is a totally unbiased poll. The question is stated very simply and to the point. No tricks. No hidden messages. No nothing. JUST A SINGLE, SIMPLE QUESTION. There is no way that anyone can say that it was not a fair poll, or that it was “phrased” in a way that it can be interpreted later to fit someone else’s desired answer. --- from email message announcing opportunity to participate in a very simple poll as to your feelings on how the president is dealing with the economy

It's a very simple and a very honest question. Even then it will be more than a tad controversial because it has to do with President Obama and his handling of a monster sometimes referred to as the "United States economy."

The AT&T/Yahoo Poll contains no tricks, no hidden messages, no clever designed questions so that it can be interpreted to fit a poll taker's desired answer. No person will be able to say it was not a fair poll.

The possible responses cover all the bases -- you as an individual can give him a high-five approval rating, go the opposite way to a double thumbs down or somewhere in between those extremes. Just in case you are in a very small minority that is uncertain, you can say that you aren't sure or don't know! It can't be any more fair than that.

You will be able to view the results of the nearly 2 1/2 million who have already voted. So, what group will you fit into by way of response?

President Obama and the Economy - What Do You Say?

Enjoy or grieve, depending on how you view the handling of the economy by the present administration in Washington DC.

The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God. --- Psalm 9:17

Saturday, August 8, 2009

ObamaCare - Can Any Really Survive?

Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16 - YOUR HEALTH CARE WILL BE RATIONED! --- from HR 3200 (bill pending in House of Representatives, Washington DC)

It's another "war" on American soil and it is intensifying. No, no shooting of bullets and hurling of grenades -- at least yet! It's a conflict over the attempt of Barack Hussein Obama and able assistants in his administration to force his "healthcare" plan upon the citizens of this republic.

As more light is shed upon what this is about, so is resistance mounting in accepting it. Town hall meetings are filled with angry citizens denouncing this latest government "take over" of healthcare throughout our republic.

One organization has made available to us a condensed summary of what Obama & Co. intends to do -- it amounts to near total government control of our lives in a very critical area.

This link will bring up the information -- it is in .pdf format and you can save it and/or print it out. Let your family and friends know -- while you still have the freedom and health to do so!

Go to Healthcare - Overview - Obama.

Word of caution - don't read this just before going to bed -- remember the poem, "The Night Before Christmas?" The children had visions of sugar plums, etc? Well in this scenario you have visions of waiting for months for needed surgery, or to be told you don't qualify for necessary surgery because you're too old! That is not exactly a pleasant dream.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It’s Not the Swine Flu That Will Do Us In – It’s Czar-itis!

Obama has moved swiftly to concentrate power in the White House, bypassing the review of our elected representatives in Congress for most of the posts called "czars." --- quote from a blog post - August 3, 2009

It’s almost an epidemic – no, not the Swine Flu as mentioned in the title of this piece. Swine Flu is preferable to what has been happening for weeks now. President Barack Hussein Obama is on a binge of another kind – a kind of rapid fire action as he appoints “czars” one after another.

Every president in recent decades has appointed a few individuals known as “czars” in his administration. But with Obama it is an obsession or an addiction in his mad quest for power. There has never been anything like this in the history of our republic.

Here’s the horrible reality of this thing: First, these people are personally chosen by the president and answer only to him – get the picture? They will simply be Obama puppets as he extends his quest for power in order to control every facet of our lives possible. Second, they require no confirmation by the Senate as is the case with the secretaries in the president’s cabinet. Third, if they are subpoenaed and come before a senate hearing, they can claim executive privilege and do not have to give any answers to probing questions that will be asked!

And of course these people will be paid well for their “work” (term used very loosely here) plus a lot of plush “perks” also – that’s the way it is when you work in the upper levels of government. Salaries alone will range from over $158,000 to $172,000 – that’s a lot of cabbage for shuffling papers around and trying to look important!

Now, are you ready? Be sure you are sitting down as you look at the Obama list of "royalty" in the czar connection!

  • Herbert Allison Jr. – Bailout Czar - [replaced Bush bailout czar Neel Kashkari, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability confirmed by Senate]
  • Alan Bersin – Border Czar
  • Dennis Blair – Intelligence Czar
  • John Brennan – Counterterrorism Czar
  • Carol Browner – Energy Czar
  • Adolfo Carrion – Urban Affairs Czar
  • Ashton Carter - Weapons Czar [actually Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and so subject to Senate confirmation]
  • Aneesh Chopra – Technology Czar
  • Jeffrey Crowley, an openly gay white man – AIDS Czar
  • Cameron Davis – Great Lakes Czar [seeing to it that the lakes are cleaned up]
  • Nancy-Ann DeParle – Health Czar [also propagandist for B. O.’s health care plan]
  • Earl Devaney – Stimulus Oversight Czar
  • Joshua DuBois – Religion Czar – AKA God Czar
  • Arne Duncan – Education Czar
  • Kenneth Feinberg – Pay Czar [will have broad authority to set pay limits for the top 100 employees of institutions that have received a substantial amount of TARP funds]
  • Daniel Fried – Guantanamo Closure Czar
  • J. Scott Gration – Sudan Czar
  • Melissa Hathaway – [soon to be] – Cybersecurity Czar
  • David J. Hayes – Water Czar – [a Deputy Interior Secretary and therefore subject to Senate oversight]
  • Richard Holbrooke – Afghanistan-Pakistan [Af-Pak]Czar
  • John Holdren – Science Czar
  • Kevin Jennings – Save Schools Czar - [nominated to be Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, a newly created post; openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools]
  • Van Jones – Green Jobs Czar
  • Gil Kerlikowske – Drug Czar
  • Ron Kirk – Trade Czar
  • Vivek Kundra – Infotech Czar - [Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996]
  • Douglas Lute – War Czar - [retained from Bush administration, married to Jane Holl Lute, currently a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security]
  • George Mitchell – Mideast Peace Czar
  • Ed Montgomery – Car Czar - [replacing Steve Rattner, who stepped down amid controversy over his former firm’s role in a possible kickback scandal]
  • Lynn Rosenthal – Domestic Violence Czar
  • Dennis Ross – Mideast Policy Czar
  • Gary Samore – Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar
  • Todd Stern – Climate Change Czar
  • Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar
  • Larry Summers – Economic Czar
  • Michael Taylor – Food Czar
  • Arturo Valenzuela – Latin-American Czar (nominee) [although this post is referred to as a czar, he is nominatied to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and so is subject to Senate confirmation]
  • Paul Volcker – Economic Czar #2
  • Elizabeth Warren – Tarp Czar
  • Jeffrey Zients – Government Performance Czar

Postions established, but not yet filled:

  • Behavioral Science Czar
  • Copyright Czar

Positions being planned:

  • Income Redistribution Czar
  • Land-use Czar
  • Consumer Financial Protection Czar – aka Mortgage Czar
  • Radio-Internet Fairness Czar
  • Student Loan Czar - to oversee a program of mandatory service in return for college money
  • Voter List Czar
  • Zoning Czar

There you have it and the end is by no means in sight. It has been noted that Russia could not in 400 years do what B. O. has done in less than 8 months – namely, they didn’t have near the number of “czars” that we now have appointed to serve as power extensions of Barack Hussein Obama!

Main source of this information has been the American Daughter located at You can pursue further information on many of the Obama czars through links posted at that site.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16