Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Church to Adopt the City…But Where’s the Gospel?

In my neighborhood, a new church is starting… meeting in a Karate Studio and the next door Pub and Grill.  If you have been reading the posts on this site, you have learned how sobering it is to walk the walk in holiness and reverence for our Lord. The “Freedom Church”  “Love Jesus,” Serves People,” and “Adopts a City.”

I know these are big pictures, but to see the whole brochure, big is better.

If you like, when you go there on April 3, you can enter a raffle according to their door to door advertisement left on our knob this week. We received a free raffle ticket attached at the bottom for an “ipad2,” “dinner and a movie for two,” a 6 week cardio kick boxing class,’ or 6 weeks of Karate classes.

God bless people who desire to share the gospel, but on the video (see below) I  think the bible is mentioned once, and most of what the people have to say is about their experience there. I am sure there are well intentioned people there who love the Lord. I am not criticizing, I am observing.

You can see from the video, there are people there of every age, and apparently the worship leader “Justice” is quite popular. Everyone is “pumped up,” which I think I heard a number of times in the church video. They are pumped up because Justice “brought it.” I suppose that is related to the message somehow, but Justice himself is interested in Jesus, people and the city.

In fact, one follower thinks it is “stinkin’ awesome,” and was once again “pumped” that there were so many people there. They are also  selling church “apparel” to help support the Freedom Kids Club.

There is no mention of the gospel, it’s ability to forgive, it’ s need for true repentance or the “brokenness” over sin.  However, you can get your laundry done by church members  once or twice a month, as they “reach out,’ to the city.  Perhaps that’s when they talk about the gospel… that in the dryer missing socks “go to be with Jesus” as the late comedienne Irma Bombeck wrote.

On their  website  “Mancave” page, they will be, “trying to follow Jesus together.”  I try to diet, I try to remember to exercise, I try new products, I try to study. As they say in the recovery world…”to try is to die.”

I wonder how many souls will die for lack of sound biblical doctrine; for living under the idea that we can get “pumped” at a worship service and fail to know the living God in all of His glory, power and deserved reverence.

Oh well, maybe it’s me. I ‘m a mother. In fact, a grandmother- and it’s “not your mother’s church, ” As their brochure states. No need to tell me. Perhaps it is not a church at all. Or maybe just not the “true church.” I don’t know. Only the Messiah will differentiate that upon his coming to judge the seven churches. I sure  hope he can recognize himself reflected in this one.

Good intentions, acts of kindness, doing someone’s laundry neither get us to heaven or help someone else come to the Lord.  As R.C. Sproule explains in  a recent you tube post to this site, people are not looking for Jesus, they are looking for peace, relief from guilt,  meaning and significance… all the benefits of a relationship with God without the commitment. It is only by God’s grace that one is driven to the cross. It isn’t by having someone else do the laundry for you.

This kind of “city” thinking is part of the move to change the church in America. As Paul McGuire reminds us there will be persecution of Christians here even in this country, but not for the one’s who have chosen to participate in the “state” church.  Reaching the city for Jesus is not a new concept. The emergent church has been attempting to do this for years.

There are some churches and church leaders who have succumbed to a political agenda. The following is an example of how the government can get tied into the church.

The president urged church leaders to push the health-care agenda in 2009.  Obama Asks Clergy

He asked clergy to “spread the facts and speak the truth” to refute misinformation among reform opponents “bearing false witness” by saying, among other things, the government plans to set up “death panels” to decide whether elderly citizens receive necessary care. ~UPI.com He asked clergy to “spread the facts and speak the truth” to refute misinformation among reform opponents “bearing false witness” by saying, among other things, the government plans to set up “death panels” to decide whether elderly citizens receive necessary care. ~UPI.com

Published: Aug. 19, 2009 at 9:49 PM

The Spirituality of Barack Obama and Rick Warren ~Lighthouse Trails Research

Maybe the “Freedom Church”  is just a little too free thinking, or not interested in freedom at all.

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:31-32  (italics added)

Time will tell.

See also Reinventing the Church Berit Kjos – 2002

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The Coming Persecution

"Believing women getting out of the kitchen and into the culture..."

Many of you know about Paul McGuire  and his end times teaching if you have been attending P.A.R. monthly meetings. In the following You Tube, he explains the coming persecution of Christians, in this country.

Through his research and analysis of world history, particularly Nazi Germany, and the church as it responded and succumbed to Hitler’s leadership, McGuire warns those of us who are believers to be prepared.  At our last meeting we heard Paul discuss the underpinnings of Hitler’s reign; the occult. We also learned that occult practices were common to him and his circle of influence. We were also made aware at our last meeting of the spiritual warfare we face, which most believers do not know how to pray against, or do not see it for what it is and just don’t bother.

The following You Tube segment deals with some of the most profound subject matter Paul McGuire has  ever addressed. He is becoming more courageous and forthright with his warnings. If by some freak chance he is wrong (In this writers opinion, he is biblically sound and a true watchman on the wall) we lose nothing. We will be stronger, better informed on spiritual warfare and what is going on in the world around us. Hopefully and most important- is that we will be given over to a more holy life, set apart for God’s purpose.

Pray about what you hear, do your own research as Paul suggests. There is nothing to fear. If God is for us, who can be against us? We must remember that no one knows the day or time of Messiah’s return for His church, but it would be foolish to think that it isn’t coming soon, possibly in our lifetime.

Please take about 5 minutes to hear what he has to say about the church in America.

Read “The Coming Persecution” by Paul McGuire.


Pray for Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi stood for Yeshua, sharing her resistance to Islam with coworkers simply by telling them that Mohammad died with worms in his mouth during a water break in the fields where she was working. The incident led to a report to authorities and Bibi was arrested. She is now facing the death sentence according to the following CNN report.  After 18 months of jail time, she and her family await her demise at the hands of the Pakistani courts.

Asia Bibi

Believers are being martyred  for there faith in Yeshua  all over the world. Please take a few moments and see this You Tube; and subscribe to the Voice of the Martyrs You Tube Channel. Sign up to get emails every time they upload a new video. This to remind us, that we are responsible to pray for our brothers and sisters in Yeshua and also be mindful of the threats facing us here in this country.

The stories are not pleasant, but we need to get our heads out of the sand, particularly we Christian women who can make a difference. Let’s examine our priorities, how we spend our time and what it means to us to live free to worship our Lord. Turn your face toward God… Teshuqua (Hebrew word; “to turn” or “turning.”) Be burdened for those who suffer as believers. Today it is Pakistan or Indonesia, but it could someday be you. Are you ready?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12

ONLY ONE LIFE

Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill, living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, “twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say,”Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call, I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;
Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

-C.T. Studd


Radical Islam in local school- Fethullah Gulen’s Schools in the News

The  (Gulen Schools),   (see Act for America school list) charters here in the Valley are being administered by the Turkish radical Muslim organization of the same name. I ran across another, recent article that confirms just how much of a threat they seem to be to our school children; teaching radical Islam to help bring in the Muslim New World Order. Find the link on the “Great Deceptions” page of this blog.

U.S. officials are interested in these schools. If you have not read the above post, click on the link and just browse the list of schools. Some are in California and some are in our own backyard; as close as Reseda.  In fact, maybe someone you care about unknowingly is sending their child to one.

“The latest documents from Wikileaks shows growing concern among U. S. officials over Fethullah Gulen’s attempts to create a New Islamic World and the “braining washing of students” that takes place at his charter schools within the United States and throughout the Muslim world.”

~Canada Free Press

When I found the Reseda Magnolia Science Academy I, on the web, information about the staff and names of those with responsibility for students seemed conspicuously missing.

On the front page of the website there is a picture of Sheriff Lee Baca (Lee Baca questioned) who had attended a fund-raiser for Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), just before his last election. Many of us didn’t know about his links to CAIR.  Clueless Sheriff Defends Hamas. In May of last year, the Magnolia Academy I site touts Baca’s special message to the group of schools.

Incidentally, your county sheriff has the authority to resist the federal government on behalf of the people of the county should we so ask for his protection. Whose side do you think he might be persuaded to defend should such a situation develop?

“Consequently, the Sheriff’s pre-eminent legal authority is well established. This was confirmed in Printz v. United States. 7    Justice Scalia quotes James Madison who wrote in Federalist 39:

“In the latter, the local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority, than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.”9

Sheriff 1st legislation would formally declare that all federal agents and officers must give notice of, and seek permission before, any arrest, search, or seizure occurs. Thus, federal agents and officers seeking to enforce unconstitutional laws must go through the county Sheriff first.”

Rep. Matthew Shea (WA-4th)
Tenth Amendment Center
November 30, 2009

~Alex Jones InfoWars.com

One wonders how many people voted him into the office of the Sheriff for L.A. County without the knowledge of his leanings toward radical Islamic causes… ie; the Gulen Schools and CAIR. (LA Sheriff tight with Terrorist Group ) As we are learning at our monthly Pink Apron Regiment meetings, our struggles are against insidious, complicated, spiritual forces.

Find in the following articles, more specific, and frightening information related to Gulen Schools and their agenda. It is a long read but worth the information you get from it.

Meet the Most Dangerous Islamist on Planet Earth ~Canada Free Press

Read about Gulen’s start in the Poconos of Pennsylvania ~Family Security Matters


Obama looking to bypass Congress on gun control — RT

Executive orders have been alleged to be abused in this administration- and now there are rumblings of unwarranted, unwanted tightening of gun controls on the American people. Lest you are an anti-gun advocate, because as they say; “guns kill people,” may I suggest, no, people kill people. They will always have their bare hands or some other primitive weapon to do damage to others.

Guns are a necessary part  of a free society. Take away one’s right to bear arms and you have Hitler’s Germany. Who will protect the vulnerable? With what… bare hands?

Not a new thought but worth considering; “we lock our doors to keep innocent men out…” you finish the alternative. Criminals will not be thwarted by gun controls, but what it will do is disarm American citizens.

When the globalists make their move and take your home, your car and possibly your life, owning a gun will not seem so bad. Did I say globalists? Insert socialists… they are knocking on your front door. See this article from Russia Today.

Obama looking to bypass Congress on gun control — RT.

Get information on what your government is attempting to do with your right to bear arms.

Gun Owners of America

Gun Control Fact Sheet from Gun Owners of America

Oath Keepers


Blessed or Cursed?

William Koenig  is a former White House press secretary who compiles insightful collections of world events and uses comparison to show what God does with nations who “curse” Israel.  In particular, he focused on the United States in his book titled, “An Eye for an Eye.”

In light of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear reactor events, he has compiled a list of offenses the Japanese have imposed on the apple of God’s eye, Israel. His collection of articles enumerating events that have led up to what is now going on in Japan is indeed surprising as you will see an escalation in resistance to Israel and her independence.

Reader beware. God is not mocked. He means what He says and He says what He means. Nations, including the U.S., have suffered enormous tragedies when they have come against God’s chosen nation. (See the book “Eye for an Eye”).

But there is hope. You have a choice. If  you have neglected supporting Israel because your pastor or teacher has not talked about what it means, it is up to you to learn for yourself. When you get it, please pass it on to others. This is not an incidental thing with God. He promises, He is zealous over Zion. He also promised in Isaiah that he would devastate the enemies of Israel the way they have devastated her.

We are not privy to the reason God chose that nation to keep the record of the history of man with God, or why He has chosen that land in which to one day rule over all the Kingdoms of the earth, but remember this… Israel belongs to God. Before you get into discussions about why Israel should be divided up, think first about God’s promise to man.

And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

May I introduce you to William Koenig’s website where once again he has done his homework, proving that those who curse Israel will be cursed, ie; Japan. Then find a way to bless Israel.

Click the link below:

Watch.org


Lighthouse Research Team Visits Saddleback

See the link below to be advised of how globalism; one- world government, one- world religion and one-world economy are being embraced by the church. Much like Rick Warren’s three-legged stool. ”

These problems are so big, everybody has failed [to solve them]. The United States has failed, the United Nations has failed. Nobody has solved these basic problems because [the solution needs] a three-legged stool. For the stability of  a nation, you must have strong healthy government, strong healthy businesses, and strong healthy churches.”

~Rick Warren from: “Faith Undone” written by Roger Oakland

Jesus said, His kingdom was not of this world. He said He would not reign until we were in His Fathers’ kingdom. (Matt. 26:29) He said, the poor we would always have with us. Christians will not alleviate poverty on the earth, nor will we eradicate spiritual poverty. This can only be done by the Holy Spirit. It is God who seeks man. Man in his depravity will never seek God.

It is God’s work, God’s way. This is not to say we should stop caring for those in the household of God, or care for those outside the church- with what is left, or to take the gospel to foreign nations; but we must remember that God has a way of doing things unlike man. “Higher are my ways than your ways and my thoughts higher than yours.” (Isaiah 55:9)

He said of Babel,  “Behold they are one people and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” God was not pleased that man would attempt to be like God and govern himself. (Gen. 11:6-9) These verses display a principle strangely ignored. God is not in favor of globalism, ecumenicism  (religious conglomerates) or a one -world economy. He confused man’s languages early on in our history because by nature, man is proud and self -sufficient. Perhaps we are too ignorant to accept this truth, even those of us who believe.

Compare and contrast what you see in the following article with the scriptures. Independently, if you take scripture out of context you may be able to support the ideas represented by these well-known well-liked individuals.  However, if you take the whole counsel of God and read line upon line and precept upon precept, you will recognize the efforts of man in our day and time are much like the people of Genesis 11.

Beware of topical teaching. Sometimes it is appropriate, and sometimes there is a hidden agenda behind it. Go to God- let Him lead you into truth.

The method of choice for building the church these days is “consensus thinking,” which stems from the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, now referred to as Hegelian Dialectic. It is not of God, not of the bible, but of Hegel. It is a philosophy that has been used to run governments and corporations for years. It found an open door into the church through the pastor of a  mega-church in Chicago.

Believe what you choose, or believe God’s word. The responsibility for the information God avails to you is now your burden to prove, disprove or ignore.

I recommend reading, “Faith Undone,” a book by Roger Oakland. Early in the church growth movement, (CGM) (formerly known as the emergent church) the  “Leadership Network,” which was the basis of the CGM was inspired by Peter Drucker, a “business guru.”  We have been sadly led astray ever since…  read the book.

 

Lighthouse Trails Research- Tony Blair at Saddleback

“Total Quality Management [TQM] is based upon the Hegelian dialectic, invented by Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel, a transformational Marxist social psychologist. Briefly, the Hegelian dialectic process works like this:  a diverse group of people (in the church, this is a mixture of believers (thesis) and unbelievers (antithesis), gather in a facilitated meeting (with a trained facilitator/teacher/group leader/change agent), using group dynamics (peer pressure), to discuss a social issue (or dialogue the Word of God), and reach a pre-determined outcome (consensus, compromise, or synthesis).

“When the Word of God is dialogued (as opposed to being taught didactically) between believers and unbelievers… and consensus is reached – agreement that all are comfortable with – then the message of God’s Word has been watered down ever so slightly, and the participants have been conditioned to accept (and even celebrate) their compromise (synthesis).  The new synthesis becomes the starting point (thesis) for the next meeting, and the process of continual change (innovation) continues.

“The fear of alienation from the group is the pressure that prevents an individual from standing firm for the truth of the Word of God, and such a one usually remains silent (self-editing).  The fear of man (rejection) overrides the fear of God.  The end result is a “paradigm shift” in how one processes factual information.

By: Berit Kjos    Crossroads

The Crossroads link is an outstanding explanation of the three-legged stool approach; the Hegelian approach to “operating” the church.  CGM churches are using management methods to obtain results at the expense of members who are committed to doing things Gods way.


Mosque Makeovers With Your Tax Dollars – Video – WSB Atlanta

Your taxpayer dollars are going to refurbish mosques around the world and also to pay for internet services. How enlightened have we become? Are of you of the ilk who think that tolerance is the answer?

Did you know radicals are actually considering putting a burka over the satute of liberty? Sharia4America.

Nonie Darwish comments on the mosque makeovers. She believes there is a mandated death sentence on her life for her abandonment of her Muslim faith and public exposure of it’s dangers.

Mosque Makeovers With Your Tax Dollars – Video – WSB Atlanta.


“Things We Couldn’t Say”

Diet Eman, in her book “Things we Couldn’t Say” quotes Dietrich Bonheoffer from “The Cost of Discipleship”… “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

Eman a Christian, was a teenage girl living in the Netherlands when the Germans invaded her town. It was an “overnight” takeover, and many believing friends and family succumbed to this evil invasion, thinking as Christians, they were to submit to the authority of the government no matter who or what they represented.

Many of them suffered and died at the hands of the Germans, but Eman, with a few other young men and women, managed to hide and save many Jews because they could not resolve that God himself was on the side of the Germans. They could not understand why their Christian brothers and sister so easily gave in to the invasion and forfeited the freedom God had given them.

Confusion turns into conviction:

“It didn’t take long however, before our group of resisters had answers to the question we had constantly asked during those first days of the Occupation. Soon enough we knew that the only way for us to act was to resist, even though the risk sometimes seemed very high.” pg. 38

Eman continues several paragraphs later;

“Right from the beginning, the Occupation created ambiguities, arguments, and difficult struggles within Christian circles. When Jesus lived, his country was occupied by Romans, and everyone remembered what He said, “Give Caesar what is Caesar’s.” Jesus Christ never preached rebellion against the Roman. Part of the struggle, the moral struggle, was the belief that what had happened in our little country was in fact ordained by God: some people claimed that we shouldn’t interfere with what went on because the Occupation itself was God’s will.” pg. 44

The confusion caused some to not act at all;

“But the church we called the “black-stocking church” leaned toward the other point of view: that our burden was to be in subjection to whatever higher powers God had placed over us. People who took that point of view were never very strong in the Resistance because they thought resistance against the established government was quite simply sin.” (italic added) pg.45

What kind of people laid down their spiritual weapons…

“Jet’s family didn’t invite boys from the armory into their house. Her family belonged to our church, but they had six kids, and they would say, “Yeah, yeah, our family is too busy. We can’t do that.” We accepted their decision. But they were really the same kind of people we were; they attended the same church and had the same basic beliefs…” pg. 49

from: “Things we Couldn’t Say” ~Diet Eman

The point is… where do you stand? Are you “too busy” to get involved? Are you of the conviction that you are to succumb to evil because evil is encroaching? May I suggest you read the book. It is an easy and fast read. It will stir your conscience. Find a copy on Amazon and read it with friends. Read part of it here on Google books;  “Things We Couldn’t Say” there are about 90 pages online and it may be all you need to read.

See Lord Mockton explain Communism:


External security cameras coming to ‘real time crime center’ – Standard-Examiner

Get your track shoes on.

Dear ones,

The following article will make sense to you, (if it doesn’t already) after you hear Paul McGuire’s comments on his new DVD “High Level Spiritual Warfare.” Make plans to attend the March 18 meeting of P.A.R. to begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. We will end by 11:30 a.m. so you will have lots of time to do what needs to be done on a Friday afternoon.

Please understand, it is time for sobriety in the body of Christ. It is time for every saint to display a passion for the truth and the gospel. It is not enough to work in our ministries at our churches and only appeal to those who are hearing the gospel from our pastor’s and others. God is calling some of you to step out the safe environment of the congregation to engage the enemy. “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

“Do not be deceived God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, so also shall he reap.” Gal. 6:7 We are all evangelists. It is a big word, but it doesn’t mean professional, it is simply done by means of being led by the spirit. Not everyone is a Billy Graham, but everyone can do what Billy Graham does… share the gospel. If you have ever attended one of his events, or seen them on TV, you will hear a man with a simple message. You have the same message. It is up to God to call others into His kingdom, but who will speak for Him if not you?

The following article should give you pause to understand the times in which we live. Your freedom and privacy are deteriorating at an exponential rate. World events parallel bible prophecy. Like a runner in a race, let us finish with the same fervor and energy with which we started. “God has not given  you a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind.”  2 Tim. 1:7

Get your track shoes on.

External security cameras coming to ‘real time crime center’ – Standard-Examiner.