Source: Verse of the Day: Joshua 1:9
I don’t know about you but for me I am going to not repost all this crap against trump like we are trying harder to defend Trump who really can handle himself. What the Trump supporters need to do is focusing our energy in an all-out attack campaign against the visible Democrats, and personally against Obama, and his shadow government, Soros, as the most important financial supporter of the shield groups, individuals in the press, and like Shepard Smith, and the hacks that are always running their mouths on the MSM including Fox News. Individuals in congress, like McCain, McConnell, Graham, Ryan, and the Democratic leadership, individual Muslim Activists, CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, Liberal politicians on the state level and all establishment supporters. We Elected Donald Trump, so now is no time to stick your head in the sand. No, it is time to stand up and let America Know who we are. Those of us who are willing to fight the fight over the internet to start with. One thing I did when I joined the Army in 1958 was to take an oath, and as far as I can tell that oath did not have an expiration date.
I hope I can get some support from my friends on FB, Tweeter, and those who read my blog, to start pushing back when they open their mouths, not the paid protesters, they destroy themselves, but like I stated above the leaders, financiers, organizers, and the Obama Shadow Government, all of which are tied to or committing sedition at the least, if not treason against the United States. Thinking they are above the law, or privileged because they are a celebrity or politician.
To me, all those who are opposed to Trump are opposed to the United States being a sovereign nation, and opposed to being strong, and secure. They have had their ‘above the law attacks on the United States, and it is time they all be called out on their attempt to intimidate Americans into silence while they destroy us.
We need to expose those leaders and organizers who would do harm to our nation and ANY citizen or the constitution. To be real honest, it is my studied opinion that FDR and the charter for the United Nations we have been speeding towards a socialist union, however, over the past four presidents we have accelerated that process, to the point that 40% of the citizens have been brainwashed to the point that they march dressed up like a giant vagina with their pink vagina hats, talking like gutter trash, really? they shame themselves. Delusional about some sort of fairytale land of utopia, and folks you can’t make up some of the stuff they are doing.
But the ones I want, are their leaders, and two are in my immediate range… McCain, and Obama. They are traitors and need to be exposed and made accountable for what they do. Soros is in trouble from several countries and here at home for voter fraud and election manipulation, major league.
Nevertheless, if there is ten ways to overthrow the United States there is at least ten ways to stop it. but one thing, one advantage the liberals have over us is their willingness and their bravery to keep the conservatives cowering in a dark corner. We have the numbers, the power, political power, and true smarts to put a hard stop to it all, we most of all have a law and order president who will have our backs.
Over this past election cycle, I have noticed my friends on the internet, engaged in action that the left, and anti-Americans want us to engage in, and they lead us around like the Pied Piper going yippy skippy through the Daffodils. We have reduced ourselves to gutter bottom feeding language and spins, that are useless, but take care of some of the frustrations that I am sure we all have in common. But worse of all we have allowed political correctness to be used as a weapon against us. Problem is, classless profanities really just helps them make their same point time and time again.
We need to clean it up and use the dictionary for the needed adjectives, we need to stop responding (I know it will be hard) to the trolls and agitator activists who seem to embed themselves in all our conversations, putting us on defense when we should be on a very aggressive attack. We need to attack unannounced on individuals of the leadership or celebrities, politicians, news people, CEOs, Billionaires, and academics by name and by their ideologies, it is time to call a liberal treasonous phony out and expose them…
If we want to see our president succeed we need to take some of the flak so he and his staff can get on about business. If we create the issues then the attention will be on that issue, and not on what Trump is doing. It is a strategy that Obama was well versed in keeping people off balance and not focused on what he is doing on a daily basis. Why do you think he went to play gulf on the weekends? When his action broke the news, he was not in the office, and when things happened he was not visible. Like he used to tell us: ‘I didn’t know anything about it until I read it in the Newspaper.’
Some people called him dumb, but he was very smart, as an operative for Soros and the UNs Global Socialist Union. Our RINO establishment traitors were helping him all along, and now the only thing I would ask of him, would be to have all his cabinet start enforcing the law. With the protesters, illegal aliens, Muslim refugees, the border wall, but mostly the stop them in their tracks enforcement of the law, no questions asked, unless a rogue cop steps over the line, then let the department handle it, as a matter of fact, one of the best ways to gain the trust of the communities is the police doing their jobs and getting rid of the few bad cops. A bad officer who is really dirty, don’t get a second chance, he is gone.
But we need to organize and activate operation exposure, keep it going until congress starts to take care of pulling the plug on the swamp, … now that is a sound that I really want to hear. But the sound I most likely will hear is the sound of clicking the unfollow button. But that is okay you can fight according to the rules that the liberals set for you, for me and my house I will first serve the Lord, then my Nation from where I get my freedom. Remembering, that with each of our rights and freedoms there is a requisite, you have to accept the responsibility and be ever ready to be accountable to our once great moral values.
Thanks for simply reading this post.
R.S. Helms rshelms.com – Bob’s Opinion
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It’s Time To Make the Church Great Again!
Some backbone needed! … Apply at the Cross of Jesus.
As I go through the email each day, I have started to eliminate 95% of it, because the election is over and the people have chosen President Elect Donald Trump. Nonetheless, the Mainstream Media (including Fox, TownHall, and the almost forgotten Blaze of the GB network), simply have the conservative Social Media, in most part simply going over the manufactured news, time and time again, and the more it goes forward the more fake it becomes. People need to simply see that liberal socialism is in serious trouble in the nation, and just make a stand for making America great again, then simply commit to boycott the organizations and business’ that keep this crap alive. If you do not react to their mindless stupidity, their evil values. Stop watching the liberal BS on TV they will not win.
For conservative fundamental Christians, we absolutely must drop the anxieties of the world; grow some spiritual backbone, because the Church of our Lord Jesus is in serious liberal trouble as well. Nevertheless, Jesus left us some wise counsel on how to deal with the broken church.
This is a sermon which I preached Sunday before last, and it brought a good response of true Christians, that I am posting it as an obligation of request.
Excited about what God is going to do with the Christian church
in our nation…
Sermon Preached by Rev. R.S. Helms… 11-20-2016– Community Baptist Church. W. Monroe LA.
There are some things that Christians should not talk about in church, or so it would seem. One is the vile godless condition of our political front. It is like a septic pool filled with toxic poison, that draws wretched mankind to drink of that poison, thinking that it is a fountain of utopia, a mystical world of bliss and peace; heralded by the enticing evil wicked beckoning call of the Sirens.
The nation has been under spiritual attack for a long, long time. and politics is perhaps, the number one thing that has been polluting the pool. Politics has been growing more and more corrupt and vile. But it did not get that way on its own, remember, this nation started out with an overwhelming majority of Christians, escaping the rule of the British Crown and the Anglican Church. They came in hope and promise of their religious liberty, which became a stumbling block to the accelerated corruption of a progressive government. The Christian values that put character in the very fiber of this nation. soon stood in the way of the political corruption’s progress.
The Christian church was listening to the choir on Sunday morning and for the rest of the week they were listening to the seductive call of the Sirens beckoning the saints to die in the septic pool of corruption, and that is what I would like to address this morning, and time is slipping by.
The intent of the message this morning is for you to look forward with an excited expectation of what God is going to do in his church across this nation, nonetheless, it requires committed and dedicated Christians to do the work.
It is what we may not see that is killing us. From what I see, Community Baptist Church, is a wonderfully blessed church, we have a pastor who truly loves the Lord and his people and solid in his biblical doctrines – he preaches the word in truth and in the Spirit, the people are not all stuffed with narcissistic pride. You, and look around you, you are real people who love the Lord Jesus, just regular people who love the Lord gathering together in such a sweet fellowship, and we are not alone, there are many more such churches just like us, we are of the majority in our denomination. But sometimes, it is the things that we don’t see in the Christian church that is dangerous to us. So, first the list of the churches of Asia Minor, two of which, Jesus had no quarrel with, he had no condemnation, only commendation, …
Revelation, chapters 2-3. Please. … if you will.
I love this church, and our Pastor Danny, and I find this church is more like the church at Philadelphia, only commendation, no condemnation, so this morning the Lord simply had me stop by on my journey, and give a caution, a caution to watch, and be very careful for we are headed for some good times and some rough times, as I believe God has something great for us to be part of, the revival and restoration of his people the church of Jesus Christ.
- Jesus gives us a warning.
The first three chapters of revelation is where Jesus connects the beginning of the end, to the end of the church age, that time from the forming of the church, which took place at the ascension of Jesus. The seven churches represent seven actual churches, and metaphorically the church throughout time as it cycles through these conditions. It is used for the local church, and each individual Christian as they are the church.
The Seven Churches of Asia Minor and what they were noted for:
- The church at Ephesus – The Loveless Church –loss of motivation, but mostly the loss of their love for Jesus.
- Smyrna – The persecuted church – good works, and poverty for Christ’ sake. – No Condemnation.
- Pergamos – The Compromising Church faithful to Christ – but Tolerance of those promiscuous persons who taught the doctrine of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.
- Thyatira – The Corrupt Church – Tolerant of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.
- Sardis – The Dead Church – A reputation for life but, in reality, were dead.
- Philadelphia – The Faithful Church – faithfulness to the word of Christ… no Condemnation
- Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church – They were neither hot nor cold, and were sickening to the Lord.
These are the church conditions; the churches are both historical and typical. They refer primarily to the actual condition of the several churches indicated, and now are intended to be used for the instruction, encouragement, and warning of the Church and Churches throughout all time; or the Church age. They are the measuring plum, which God gave us to see what condition the Universal Church of Christ is in, our Denomination, our local church, and seriously our individual condition.
A month or so ago, I knew that this election would come down to one or the other candidate. It would not matter so much who would win, because I was thanking God for whoever won, I just was excited to have it over, knowing whichever the winner, God had a plan for the outcome. And now that it is finally over, except for the crying… God has a plan for the nation, and a plan for the church; both are opportunities. Both, are opportunities of restoration, revival, and even more so another great awakening.
Should the election have come to a different end, then God would allow the nation to continue in a seemingly death spiral; until our people woke from their slumber or delusion and cry out for god. But he would have the plan for the church the same plan for the church, either the outcome, Revival, to bring about an awakening – and I for one am so thankful that I have been allowed to see his mighty hand set to revive his church. – one could say I am excited in my thanksgiving because I know that God has a plan. We chose who the president would be, but I knew, that God would use whoever we chose because he had a plan for the church, and a plan for the nation. I am happy with the outcome because of what he is committed to do, and one of the most important to me, is he will protect our church. He will protect the church.
The Southern Baptist Convention had a split in 1991 over the claim of theological and philosophical differences, this division started 12 or so years earlier with the ‘moderate’-liberal faction. The split created the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and at that time it was called moderate/liberal Baptists. I will not get into all the Christian denominations in the nation; however, so that no one gets the idea that my beloved Southern Baptist Convention, is not without its share of liberalism, it should be known that our convention does have some liberal theologians, teaching in our seminaries, and in our leadership, perhaps it has to do with the political correctness that has been used to not only persecute Christians, but to get them to jump into liberal theology, or try to hold the flock from going liberal.
One thing I will say is that Jesus has given us the eyes to see, and the Holy Spirit has given us the ears to hear (spiritual ears), that we may understand and recognize what condition his church is in at any given time. In America and around the world, we have more than a multitude of “Christian” branches, groups, cults, denominations, and that is why I am so thankful that God put seven churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation and the Apostle John as the journalist (if you will).
Today we still have the seven churches in the Bible, and praise God we have the Holy Spirit who quickens our spirit and convicts us into participation; not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and merely as sojourners are we, on our way home.
Now two churches (remember the church is the people), that I will briefly look at this morning. I trust you will find a study Bible or commentary and look at these churches as conditions of today, and what God will require from his people to fix the broken Church, even if our church is not broken, we will need to pay attention and get excited about what God is going to do. Then again, he may do nothing, except let us continue along the broad path, the Bible tells us that the broad path leads to destruction. Personally, I pray for revival … revive us again lord Jesus!
I believe, there are people in this church, which are anxious … some a lot … some not so much, about not only the vileness of the campaign cycle, and now the unrest and vile thuggery of protesters. I can understand, — it takes a special godly man like brother Danny, to project the peace of God as he does. I don’t want to project anxiety, or fear – that is wrong, but perhaps hope in Jesus for those who feel anxious, and fearful of the future. God is still God, he is still on his throne, and still, he will quiet the raging sea.
- The first Condition.
The churches at Pergamos and Thyatira, …
Pergamos: The Compromising Church. Why should I call it a compromising church? Well, my, my, my … it is a church that is faithful to Christ, nonetheless, at the same time is tolerant of those promiscuous people in the congregation.
- Please notice that Jesus is telling Paul to write to the angel of the church not the world, it is a concern in the congregation. Not the nation. during the campaign, some of the notable Christian leaders, were making it known who they were supporting, and some were condemning them for giving Trump a slide, or tolerating his sin… well, — Trump was not running to be head of the Christian church, … and, we are commanded to be forgiving, his sin of lust is a forgivable sin. So, ask yourself, why would a Christian leader publicly denounce, pastors willing to forgive the actions of someone eleven years prior? But apparently, some are better than God and just will not forgive. They use words like tolerate sin, not knowing if Trump who is perhaps a different denomination (Presbyterian), and don’t feel he needs to confess his sin to anyone but God or like a whole lot of Christians don’t think their sin is sin. … but he could have done that at any time during the last eleven years. I don’t know and neither do they. One reason that we listen with the ears of God not those of some denominational leaders. Although they are supposed to be our leaders, and examples, they at times sound more like Pharisees.
- b. King David, committed lust, he committed adultery, he committed murder. David confessed, to God, he confessed and repented of the wrong, and God forgave him and called David a “Man after my own heart” …
- The church at Pergamos, was tolerating promiscuous persons within the congregation. This is what upsets Christ is to have his church compromising the faith, and allowing sin to be tolerated IN the church. The condition of the church, was allowing promiscuous persons, and or false teachings, it was allowing meat sacrificed to idols, it was a plea for freedom in the church to take part in the idolatrous rites, and for introducing heathen orgies into the Christian ceremonies. The doctrine of these antinomian teachers was “the doctrine of Balaam” because, like Balaam, they prostituted their influence to the seducing of God’s people into idolatry and impurity. The similarity of this doctrine and that of the Nicolaitans is obvious; —- but that of Nicolaus (which is equivalent to “conquering the people”) is intended as similar doctrines is only conjecture. Fact is, there were two sects side by side at Pergamum is the meaning of this passage; and though their doctrines were alike in being, to control the people by the people’s compromise.
Church, we need not compromise on the faith, nor on the word of God being inerrant and infallible. If you believe one verse, you must believe them all, if you fault one verse you must fault them all … oh well it is a good book and some of it may help me through this life. That is the difference in conservative “traditional orthodox” Christian theology, and liberal theology.
The second Church of my selection
- Thyatira – The Corrupt Church. Again, we have the word Tolerance – Tolerance of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices. The church, condition, here projects the word suffer and there is a right and a wrong suffering, — a… the suffering of tribulations, or persecution, — and the suffering or tolerating — allowing a whole lot of wrong to go on. The church at Thyatira had both, and the rebuke is aimed at the wrong. The enduring of tribulation, (persecution) is commended, while the toleration, or enduring, of evil is rebuked. It is not said that Jezebel receives sympathy or encouragement, but merely that she is let alone; her wickedness is left unchecked, and that is sinful. It is not worthwhile to speculate as to who this individual woman is, she was there and she may be a person or a false doctrine. It is my studied opinion that Jezebel is not her real name but a symbolical name of reproach, and what her actual name and status was we have no way of knowing. Whatever, what is critical in this church is the suffering of this as false doctrine, akin to that of the Nicolaitans and to the doctrine of Balaam. Whatever the detailed difference may be, all three made ‘Christian liberty” a plea for antichristian license which claimed to be above the moral Law. And she taught and seduced. This is an independent statement and not be made to depend on the “thou sufferest.” In the original language, the word for seduce, and lead astray, is the same and used often in the ‘active’ sense, in Johns writing. Here it implies seduction into error of a very grave kind. Be it fornication (literally) or metaphorically to mean spiritual sense of idolatry. The Christian church needs to look at itself, and not fail Christ by allowing false doctrines and worldly influence and persecution to corrupt the foundations of our faith.
- Please remember, that compromise leads to corruption, and vice-versa, and as the church we must look past the plea of liberalism as Christian liberty; Christian compassion and tolerance, and hold fast to the doctrines of the word of God; if we compromise on one doctrine of the Bible we corrupt the whole thing. And that relates to our salvation by grace alone, in faith on the work of our Lord Jesus. You, yes each professing born again Christian must affirm the Bible as being the very word of God, without error — being infallible in its instruction and teaching, which is interpreted by the Holy Spirit… and so far it is still valid in the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith. … what you need to do is examine yourself and our church, and other churches and denominations to see if that is in their personal and church statement of faith. If it is not? Then why not? Where did you first compromise on your Christian faith? And why? … has the liberal world intimidated you to compromise on the Word of God? … thank God he is a God of second, third, fourth, 7 times 70 forgiving grace. Do not be afraid of the liberal world calling you hurtful names, and slandering you and your faith! It is time to pick up your cross and grow a backbone and stand firm in the faith of the Apostles! A bunch of liberal theologians, preachers of false prophecy, teachers of false doctrine, are not going to intimidate me! I will stand unto my death for the cause of Jesus and the justice of God … my faith in ‘the faith’ in the belief and conviction of the Holy Ghost on my heart.
Folks … we must fix The church — starting with me, then our church, then the universal church. it is broken and only God can fix it, but he will use only the willing, committed Christian the true disciple of Christ. The nation is badly broken, and it will take God, working through Trump, and a willing congress to fix it and make it great again; and it cannot happen unless the church goes into revival and sets the stage for a great awakening, when the delusional and misled people see God at work restoring His church, cleansing it from the liberal theological lies. then it can happen, and God will heal our land.
My sincere caution to our church is to examine ourselves, and cling to the Bible as our authority, it is inerrant and infallible and we are to test any other doctrines and church traditions by the scripture. We need to prepare our hearts for true Christian revival, unity, and the authority of God’s word. God said you are either with me or you are against me. There is no middle ground, you are not to be luke warm, or simply halfway committed to Jesus, it is critically important that each of us have a personal love relationship with Jesus, and if you have never surrendered to Jesus, if you have never known that personal love relationship with him, please take care of that business right now, you don’t know when we will be taken; and that will be too late. It is that urgent, and such a simple free thing to do. I will open the alter for you to come and pray, or to take care of business with God.
Deacon of the Week, would you please close in Prayer for us all.
Now that the day of the Vote, is on us… I voted have you? If you sat this one out, or voted Clinton, or one of the other “alternatives” and Hillary wins… Like Hannity said You own it for the next four years, and you do. You own it. If Trump wins then I am one of millions that own, it. has it not registered in the dark hollows of your minds, that it is not about voting for Trump or Hillary? It is all about voting for what sort everyone, to Vote and take responsibility of your decision.
Meanwhile, this old man will take a break from it all, and try to finish writing my book on corruption in politics, and corruption in the Christian church. and when I do return the main focus will be on the corruption in the Christian church.
of country you choose to live in, and what you get you own. Not complaining, about government that you voted for, may or may not be a blissful thing, but no one promised a blissful return. I would encourage
R.S. Helms — 11/8/2016 and I voted Trump.
GOD BLESS THOSE WHO MOURN…
I begin, with a sincere, heartfelt condolence to the families, loved ones, and friends of the fallen Dallas policemen, who sacrificed their lives that the community of Dallas would be safe. I will spend time in prayer for you the families and loved ones who are morning your personal loss.
I pray not for their behalf, but for yours, your comfort, and peace to come over you as you grieve with a broken heart. You are the personal side of the character of our law enforcement officers, and as such, deserving of our prayers, I am part of the mass who are effected by the tragic loss of such selfless public servants.
Recognizing the vast differences in the essence of our loss, makes it my Christian obligation, and my civic duty, to join you in the mourning and prayers during this time, fitting to remember our servant heroes, and to honor them in memorial. I thank them for their service, and know that the community of Dallas will be far, far, less safe in the days to come, because their commitment to protect will not be in place. The nation and the world will be less safe as this simply emboldens the enemies of our communities and our wellbeing to continue to bully, intimidate, and terrorize the innocent into submission.
I would never presume to say I understand how you feel because no one can, as each relationship is unique to the individuals, however, I, at best, can in all humility extend the love of Christ our Lord, with whom these fallen heroes are with, and likewise our own personal losses are under His love to us. It is proper to mourn, and we all must respect that and join you in our own capacity and respect.
May God keep you in this time of loss, and bless you with those who will comfort you.
By: R.S. Helms
One thing we don’t need is more of this BS Republican fighting going on. What does it take for the Republican Party leaders to realize that the grass roots Americans are sick and tired of the Establishment politicians in either Party?
It is beyond time to stop listening to the profiteers and establishment politicians, the phony talk show hosts who have no interest except their own pockets and listening audience. Greed, fame and celebrity power is their addiction, and the fighting and division is making them money, and the more they get into it the higher the ratings. The façade of them caring about our nation, our constitution, religious freedom, values, and all the counterfeit lies are nothing more than a means to feed their addiction and phony power.
The country is in the toilet and socialism has its hand on the flusher, people wake up and smell the stench of what is happening! And now is not the time to be listening to some of the people who have won your trust through being cunning and slimy liars. Presenting themselves as something they are not, promoting politicians who are nothing but establishment politicians. It frustrates me when good honest people who are tired of politics as usual are being told what and how to think by masquerading frauds. They are stumping for the “Republican Party” who through the process of evolution have become the party for establishment politics, and counterfeit conservatives.
The reason that a narcissistic, overbearing, loudmouth, billion heir is so popular, is he voicing what it is that we the common people who believe in our nation, our constitution, our values, our faith, our future as a constitutional free republic have been trying to say for a long time, he is connecting with our outrage, disappointment, betrayal, caused by our politicians who are swinging right in with Barack Obama and the UN right into a global citizenry of a global tyranny. Of course, it follows how the RNC treats those who are supported by Conservative Tea Party entities, the RINOs oppose them when they try to make a difference, hence their acronym, which is well deserved, at least I believe that.
The Republican party, who is heavily influenced by Rupert Murdoch Billion heir media mogul and owner of Fox News network, has called for a support Trump when it becomes obvious that he is the winner, which don’t set well with the establishment boyz, The Republican Party has been working too hard to change the party into something other than what it was. And the establishment RINOs in leadership will stand a good chance of their hold on the republican congress, that is why they are fighting like a wounded dog that they are, (calling them a dog, if not good for the dog’s image). Nevertheless, if they don’t take the Murdoch advice, then their days are numbered, even Beck who has a nice deal with Fox News; it would come as no surprise to me if Murdoch didn’t finance most of the Beck Texas operation anyway.
Have you ever watched a bayou horror show? Yea, like when the septic sludge from a contaminated swamp produces some slimy monster, well that is what fits the celebrity who is in the issue for their own gain. Most use their celebrity status as a rite of passage to issue manipulated and targeted opinions to further their own gain; like using you, as a fan or follower, to count as creditability. Could it be, that you have been so brainwashed by a celebrity status phony, that it is okay by you to believe in the lie of their own delusion of self-importance?
During this war on Trump, by the RINO establishment Republican Party, Fox News, and everyone who wants him out because he scares them out of their socks, along with the liberals and celebrity profiteers, one thing stands out, it is time to speak for yourself, and follow Beck’s original advice, do your own research and do your own thinking; for that advice I will be forever grateful. It is time that the Republican leadership and party leadership own what they really are and go ahead and split the party, because the RINO leadership will blame Trump and eventually Cruz for it. We as common mainstreet traditional conservatives will have to live through another term of continued destruction, because the way this is going the liberals and hard left will win in November.
It would be only by the grace of God this nation could survive even one term of Hillary or Bernie. Both are Marxist socialist with a socialist global union in mind. Glenn Beck is a profiteer celebrity who looks forward to making more money, Mitt Romney is a real nut case to think that a brokered Convention would not split the vote, and give the Whitehouse to the liberals. But it would force the New Republican Party to own who they really are progressive establishment.
For me I have stopped email notices from those who are in support of the Republican Party 2nd or 3rd pick, and who are spinning, stumping, and continuing this campaign war. I left the Republican Party after the 2012 elections and watched the candidates who were supported by the Tea Party come under abuse by the RINOs, and only watch two Fox News hosts, otherwise. And now I am so frustrated and disappointed in the two guys who could win, that I have backed off my original pick of Cruz, turned off the TV except for the weather and the internet; and the internet is getting a tad worrisome, so I am blocking email notifications who to those who continue to support this dividing war. The Republicans really need to focus now on how to defeat liberals, and not each other so much.
That’s the way I see it, share and comment if you like, nonetheless, except for a short gig from time to time on Facebook, I am backing off anything Republican RINO establishment, and will not argue my point to those who are being used. (There is a continuation of this about Glenn Beck’s Utah endorsement)
Perhaps one of the most common Bible study themes in print and in use today. Spiritual warfare needs to be understood and confronted daily, it is one of the essential understanding for the Christian of all times, over the past 2000 plus years the Christian has been subjected to the battles or skirmishes with evil not knowing or understanding what is going on. As Christians believe that Jesus Christ won the war that freed all sinners from the bonds of sin, we fail to see the validity of constant warfare.
Now as far as the nonbeliever, who mocks the Bible and the Christian Faith, you may as well delete the link, and start your own in opposition and mockery. My prayer for you is that God forgive you for you know not what you do. The purpose of this series is not to debate over faith, nonetheless, if you manage to get past the opposition and stick to it, perhaps, you may realize the truth, seek God’s forgiveness, and find peace in your troubled soul. (We all have to go through a time of reckoning).
It is my prayer that this series may awaken even one sweet soul from the slumber of luke-warm Christianity to revival and vibrant involvement in restoring the Christian faith in the world. Jesus actually does not need our help; He could do it with just a purposeful thought. Nonetheless, we are called to defend, and be warriors of the faith; and it is my contention that we are the body of Christ, which means we become His physical body in this world.
This study will apply scripture to what is going on in this world, and has been since Adam and Eve. To be even more dated it began when Lucifer decided to be greater than God, and elevate himself above the Throne of God. Good and evil, then existed, even the most avid Atheist will concede to this understanding. Bad and good have faced off since that time, Atheist must dig deep to find reason not to believe this first little truth that separates.
Next, we must understand that while some would like to rile against the suggestion that there is a physical or material realm and a ‘supernatural’ realm and generally go into such a fit of repudiation that they accuse us of believing in myths and fairytales, to which I reply ‘what – ever.’
Here it is in a nutshell, the natural world consists of thing we can see, touch, smell, understand and manipulate, (Jim Norman ‘ETERNITY, God… Natural vs. Supernatural WordPress) in the natural, things are limited to things and conditions, (natural laws), which are in nature present or produced by nature with natural laws and elements.
The supernatural therefore indicate things and conditions, (laws) that contain all things outside the natural realm or order. Now, it stands the test of human reasoning, that the supernatural realm contains spiritual characteristics, Dr. Norman also wrote, and I agree, “it is not likely we can learn much about spiritual truth by studying and evaluating natural activity.”
“If eternity exists it rises above all we can see and swallows the known universe like a huge whale gulping a single plankton. If eternity is a reality and has spiritual characteristics, how presumptuous am I to demand that it be understood and interpreted in natural terms alone? That is like studying the behavior of fleas to learn more about the nature of elephants. How presumptuous is the notion that the natural and supernatural cannot touch each other?” “That is like saying we cannot be touched by a bullet we do not see.”
There truly is a “supernatural realm” it is the unseen, and untouched. The natural being the lessor of the two realms, furthermore, the natural realm cannot intrude into the supernatural, however, the supernatural has the power to intrude into the natural. Knowing then, that the supernatural realm is the dwelling place of supernatural beings or spirits, (good and evil) can intrude on our natural world and influence – even control the lessor natural laws.
In the situation of the Garden of Eden, we find the fall of man and the death of the spirit of man, and simply because the spirit is dead man cannot communicate with God. However, God can communicate with man. It is this supernatural natural intrusion that God communicated, or spoke to His prophets of old.
However, man could temporarily atone for sin through sacrifice. We now live in the second and final covenant, the covenant of grace through faith in the imputed sacrifice of Jesus Christ find permanent atonement, and the “Ye must be born again” experience resurrects the dead spirit within, that we have renewed a loving relationship with God.
Now this I will say at the cost of being criticized, ‘if you are lost your prayer, or communication with God is in vain. The only prayer God hears from the lost, has to be from the heart, and it is the prayer of repentance.’ If a person is lost, Satan has the right and authority to come and go, in and out and control your life.
If you are lost there is no such thing as spiritual warfare. It is little wonder the Christian and the Bible are so hated in this world, simply because Satan does not like to give up authority and ownership to God. Spiritual warfare is against the Christian and the Christian witness. It is through that witness that the Holy Spirit works to convict of sin and bring a lost soul to repentance and faith in Jesus. It is at that point that the human spirit is resurrected and Satan relinquishes his ownership.
Likewise, it is the point where spiritual warfare begins. You may be one who says “God is love” and live with that, God is love, he is also a holy and just God, who by necessity, is God of wrath and judgement. For example, we may look no further than the nation of Israel, set to wonder in search for God’s promise of a land flowing with milk and honey, being led by God through a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of smoke by day. Why would God not just take them straight there, after all, he judged their rebellion at the prolonged wait for Moses who went up the mountain to receive the Law, and the earth swallowed up many?
God’s judgement and wrath at work, nevertheless, he brought them to the shore of the river Jordan, and again they rebelled at the exaggerated report of the spies, save but two. Judgement of His nation brought the wrath of God to the point that He relented from destroying them, but put them to wander for 40 more years, until all whom above the age of 20 would parish in the wilderness, it took a completely new generation to claim the Promised Land.
God continuously culls his children, from the nation of Israel and the old covenant to the children of today in the new covenant in Jesus Christ. Separates the chaff from the wheat, although today, it is through persecution and spiritual warfare.
The war in which we are engaged, must be understood as primarily a spiritual war. Good and evil, the primary cause is unseen in part, because it is spiritual and therefore it spills over into the natural world we live in. In the book of Ephesians chapter 6 verses 10 – 13 … “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of devil. … For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.”
This is where the spiritual war spills over and intrudes the natural realm, this globe, and the humans, which inhabit it. First, we notice that the Apostle wakes up the audience and brings them together. God through Paul is saying “WAKE UP” because now this war is in your laps. Of course, there are good people who are aware that wrong is wrong, if they believe or not, but have bought into the lies, from the pits of hell, and are in a slumber while for the past half century evil has slowly crept into our little piece of the world.
Speaking to the Christians God is saying “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We as Christians have access to the supernatural power of God through Christ Jesus. We are to put on the armor of God, so we can stand against the methodeias Gr. (methods) of the devil. Primarily we do not battle against the other humans, because they are in the natural order and the weaker than the supernatural. We do battle against the principalities, the rulers of the darkness of this age. The world leaders who are under the control of Satan, through their human nature. The enemy is by far the stronger; the supernatural strength is superior to any natural strength we encounter. World history tells what has been going on from the time of Eden, I doubt if one can find a span of time when war has not been over greed, lust, and envy just to name three of the deadliest evil motivations for war (religion is the most deadly and still is).
Against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places does not mean a geographical or physical place, it means the supernatural realm it eludes to the spiritual experience of God’s people. In the spirit we are at heaven’s gate, where our hearts are filled with heavenly thoughts and feelings; the statement before us is simply this, even in such a place with our fullest experiences, or humble service to God, we are not immune to the attacks of the spirits of evil.
I contend that the United States is a Christian nation, it has always been so, and it is a Christian nation with nearly every world religion represented among our citizenry. Over the past several decades that topic has been a cause for division and has been a weapon used to help persecute the Christian church.
Persecution of the Christian church comes in many forms. It has been somewhat victorious in removing our moral values from our nation. Some of the values evolved from ideologies and not biblical doctrine. In fact, our society proved some to be more harmful to a free society therefor paving the way for enemy to use sound doctrinal values as weapons against us.
The spiritual war has been going on since before the ink was barely dry on the Constitution. It in most part has been fought by covert warriors on both sides of the line, needless to say, the battle became more obvious at the end of the second world war, and a new weapon was laid in the hands of the enemy; the drive for global peace. The role of the United States became that of the peacekeeper, and that has not stopped us from being involved in war.
Where the spiritual warfare becomes the bloody warfare is the leaders of the world doing what they want to do. Of late, leaders are either displaying more of their evil hearts, or Satan is creating a major push in his offensive strategies because he understands more about his time coming to an end than we do.
Some of the “evangelical” Christians (myself included), are sensing a major event, and we are seeing the start of the separation of the sheep and the goats, or the sifting of the wheat and the chaff. Could be a major revival or awakening among the Christians. I have no idea, except I do not know the mind of God and therefore would only be adding to the flame of speculation.
I feel led to offer this series, so that perhaps one soul can see the urgency of the knocking at the door, and let Jesus in to dine and sup with him. Maybe just maybe, if we understand just how real it is, and the real problem is mostly out of sight, but actually 90 percent of the cause, we can deal with how, as an individual, can do the most positive work …
Thanks R.S. Helms