I'm suspicious and wary of many churches and ministries when it comes to giving my money.
I don't give to any outfit if they don't hold fully to Special Creation and also that God is truly a straight
male, not genderless.
I prefer to give directly to people I see doing the Lord's work, and worthy
of financial support.
And I am starting to give to some of guys on street corners asking
More and more regular guys, not just the usual homeless types.
There are inner city churches I have confidence are reaching directly to deserving poor folks.
And of course, there are needy relatives finding it tough going these days.
speaking of widows Paul speaks rather directly in 1 Timothy 5:
8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the
faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Author Mike Adams seems to think we could rescue our country from Obamacare (Affordable Health-Care
I argue we are in the toes of Nebuchadnezzar's Image (Daniel 2), and this prophesy is unstoppable
- it will go to completion. This great prophesy is unfolding before our eyes.
We need to
make sure Jesus Christ snatches us off the Earth in the Rapture, so we can avoid the worst.
Testament Daniel 2: (Note the iron toe component are demons, or fallen angels, the clay are humans.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch
as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters'
clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou
sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall
mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set
up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces
and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake
in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come
to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel,
and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a
Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts,
and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
In the New Testament passage of Ephesians 6, God through Paul makes clear our real struggle is again the
spirit being forces of evil (verses 11,12).
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
16 Above all, taking
the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:
always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all
In Psalm 2, The great King and prophet of God, David, uses the same word "Rulers"
to mean evil spirit beings as Paul uses in the Ephesians 6 passage above.
The "Kings of the
Earth" and the "Rulers" are teamed up to throw off God's rule.
Notice, the kings
just dig in, only the demonic Rulers have any chance in actually planning to throw off God.
is what is happening in the geopolitics of our world NOW!
The kings and rulers
will fail, but they are going to fight as hard and mean as they can.
We need to tell folks to
grab onto Jesus Christ for all we/they are worth, as the Psalm suggests.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them
in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the Lord
hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost
parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed,
ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish
from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Anyone who is not sure they are a true believer in Jesus Christ should see my pages, They Came to Jesus, and also, Jesus Gets a Visitor in the Night.
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