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Saturday, Sep 27, 2008
"But Lord, He Stinketh." John 11:1 - 46Download this episode (61 min)
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Stinketh indeed; Lazarus had been dead for four days. For four days he had not had life's blood flowing through his veins. He was put in a tomb, and for four days, his body had been decomposing. His flesh was rotting.
That is until the one who is able to give life came on the scene. Jesus tells His disciples that Lazarus’ death was for the soul purpose of glorifying His Father.
Why did Jesus intentionally wait a couple of extra days? Did Mary and Martha know that He was getting ready to do something remarkable?
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Friday, September 26, 2008
Have A Good Sabbath!
After Sabbath, check out Barry Thomas' website (click here or on the picture).
He is the silversmith who made the beautiful Shabbat candle stand shown above.
Obama - Mccain Dabate Blah, Blah Blah... Hope, Change, Blah
I have been in the field all week, so I have missed a bunch of news, but I saw on Drudge that the debate is going to happen, so I wanted to tell you how it is going to go before it ever happens.
After the media lavishes praise after praise on Obama in the proceeding days, and McCain get almost no coverage, it will be something like this:
Commentator: Mr. Obama, your majesty... blah blah blah?
Obama: Thank you, blah blah ...um, change blah blah blah ...er, uh... blahblah hope, blah blahblah blah hope, blahblah blah blahblah blah uuuh, hope, change hmmm, uh... blahblah blah blahblah blah duhhh, um-hmmm, change hope, blah change blah blah blahblah hope, blah blahblah blah umm, er, uh... blahblah hope, blah blahblah blah hope, blahblah blah blahblah change blah hope, blahblah ...uhhem, blah change blahblah blah blahblah um, uh, blah hope, blahblah blah blahblah blah change blahblah blah hope, blahblah blah blah.
Commentator: That was absolutely amazing, blah blah blah.
Obama: Um... blah blah ...um, blah hope, blah blah ...er, uh... blahblah hope, blah blahblah blah blahblah blah blahblah blah uuuh, hmmm, uh... blahblah blah hope, blahblah blah hope, duhhh, um-hmmm.
McCain: Can i-
Commentator: You'll have your turn sir. So, Mr. Obama, blah blah blahblah blah blah?
Obama: Um... blah blah ...um, blah hope, blah blah ...er, uh... blahblah change change blah blahblah blah blahblah blah blahblah blah hope, uuuh, hmmm, uh... blahblah hope, blah blahblah blah duhhh, um-hmm er, uh... change blahblah blah hope, blahblah blah blahblah blah blahblah change blah blahblah ...uhhem, blah blahblah blah blahblah um, uh, blah hope, blahblah blah blahblah change blah blahblah hope, change hope, blah blahblah blah blah.
Commentator: That was magnificent! I had a chill down my leg when you said that last part about blah blah change blah. McCain, what do you think about blah balh blah, change blah and hope blah?
McCain: Well, I truly believe that-
Commentator: You are taking too long to answer, McCaine.
McCain: But I blah blah blah.
Commentator: Lord Obama, you are such an experienced leader - what do you think about blah blah blah?
And that is how it will go. They will say absolutely nothing of value, McCain will be ignored, Obama will be slobbered over, and the commentators will embaress themselves by looking like they are all in puppy love with Barack Hussein Obama. What a sham.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Saturday, Sep 20, 2008
"Jesus Went To Hanukkah!?" John 10:22 - 10:42
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Yes, not only does Jesus make the claim to be Messiah again (contrary to what His critics say, He claimed to be the Messiah on numerous occasions); but He does it at the Temple during Hanukkah (Chanukkah, Chanuka, Hanukkah, Hannukah, take your pick on spelling!). Most of us have read it before, but didn't realize that the "Feast of Dedication" was in fact Chanukkah! This brings a whole new light to the Festival of Lights, doesn't it?
Being Messiah is not the only claim He makes in this week's reading; He goes even further than that. Jesus boldly claims to give those who follow Him... well, you'll have to download this week's episode of The Word Is Grace to find out, won't you?
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In its entirety from Tony Blankley:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
BLANKLEY: Media covering for Obama
The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08 for the first time, the major media are consciously covering for one candidate for president and consciously knifing the other. This is no longer journalism — it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.) And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly and even half way honestly presented to the country by our watchdogs — the press.
The image of Barack Obama that the press has presented is not a fair approximation of the real man. They have consciously ignored whole years in his life, and showed a lack of curiosity about such gaps that bespeaks a lack of journalistic instinct. Thus, the public image of Mr. Obama is of a "Man who never was." I take that phrase from a 1956 movie about a real life WWII British intelligence operation to trick the Germans into thinking the Allies were going to invade Greece, rather than Italy, in 1943. Operation "Mincemeat" involved the acquisition of a human corpse dressed as a Maj. William Martin, R.M. and put into the sea near Spain. Attached to the corpse was a brief-case containing fake letters suggesting that the Allied attack would be against Sardinia and Greece.
To make the operation credible, British intelligence created a fictional life for the corpse — a letter from a lover, tickets to a London theater, all the details of a life — but not the actual life of the dead young man whose corpse was being used. So, too, the man the media has presented to the nation as Mr. Obama is not the real man.
The mainstream media ruthlessly and endlessly repeats any McCain gaffes, while ignoring Obama gaffes. You have to go to weird little Internet sites to see all the stammering and stuttering that Mr. Obama needs before getting out a sentence fragment or two. But all you see on the networks is an eventual one or two clear sentences from Mr. Obama. Nor do you see Mr. Obama's ludicrous gaffe that Iran is a tiny country and no threat to us. Nor his 57 American states gaffe. Nor his forgetting, if he ever knew, that Russia has a veto in the United Nations. Nor his whining and puerile "come on" when he is being challenged. This is the kind of editing one would expect from Goebbels' disciples, not Cronkite's.
More appalling, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" suggested that Gov. Sarah Palin's husband had sex with his own daughters. That scene was written with the assistance of Al Franken, Democratic Party candidate for Senate in Minnesota. Talk about incest.
But worse than all the unfair and distorted reporting and image projecting, is the shocking gaps in Mr. Obama's life that are not reported at all. The major media simply has not reported on Mr. Obama's two years at Columbia University in New York, where, among other things, he lived a mere quarter mile from former terrorist Bill Ayers— after which they both ended up as neighbors and associates in Chicago. Mr. Obama denies more than a passing relationship with Mr. Ayers. Should the media be curious? In only two weeks the media has focused on all the colleges Mrs. Palin has attended, her husband's driving habits 20 years ago and the close criticism of Mrs. Palin's mayoral political opponents. But in two years they haven't bothered to see how close Mr. Obama was with the terrorist Ayers.
Nor have the media paid any serious attention to Mr. Obama's rise in Chicago politics — how did honest Obama rise in the famously sordid Chicago political machine with the full support of Boss Daley? Despite the great — and unflattering details on Mr. Obama's Chicago years presented in David Freddoso's new book, the mainstream media continues to ignore both the facts and the book. It took a British publication, the Economist, to give Mr. Freddoso's book a review with fair comment.
The public image of Mr. Obama as an idealistic, post-race, post-partisan, well-spoken and honest young man with the wisdom and courage befitting a great national leader is a confection spun by a willing conspiracy of Mr. Obama, his publicist David Axelrod and most of the senior editors, producers and reporters of the national media.
Perhaps that is why the National Journal's respected correspondent Stuart Taylor has written that "the media can no longer be trusted to provide accurate and fair campaign reporting and analysis." That conspiracy has not only photo-shopped out all of Mr. Obama's imperfections (and dirtied up his opponent Mr. McCain's image), but it has put most of his questionable history down the memory hole.
The public will be voting based on the idealized image of the man who never was. If he wins, however, we will be governed by the sunken, cynical man Mr. Obama really is. One can only hope that the senior journalists will be judged as harshly for their professional misconduct as Wall Street's leaders currently are for their failings.
Tony Blankley is a syndicated columnist.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"Dedicated to... Lucifer??"
Obama's hero's book dedicated to = Lucifer
Have you ever heard of Saul Alinsky? No? If you have been paying attention to America's Anchorman, Rush Limbaugh, you have heard the name before. Rush seems to be the only guy in the public eye to say it like it is, so thank you Rush.
If you are on the fence about Obama, you should take a look at who this guy is, considering Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton both quoted him at the Democratic National Convention, and Obama got his "change" theme straight from Alinsky's book titled "Rules for Radicals."
In the book's forward, Saul Alinsky dedicates the book to Lucifer.
I can not do this story any more justice then Citizen Wells did, so without further ado, here is what the good citizen had to say. Hold on to your hats, folks, because this is the real deal. Research it.
From Citizen Wells:
September 12, 2008
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer“
Saul Alinsky dedicates his book, “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer.
“Thirteen years after Alinsky died, some of his former students hired Barack Obama to a $13,000 a year job as a community organizer in South Chicago. In a few years he became very proficient in the Alinsky Method of community organizing and became an instructor and teacher of the Alinsky Method to other community organizers.”
“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future.”
Read more at Wikipedia:
“that in the world of Barack Obama, community organisers are a key strategy in a different game altogether; and the name of that game is revolutionary Marxism.”
”His creed was set out in his book ‘Rules for Radicals’ – a book he dedicated to Lucifer, whom he called the ‘first radical’. It was Alinsky for whom ‘change’ was his mantra. And by ‘change’, he meant a Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means which turned society inside out. This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it. And the way to do this, he said, was through ‘people’s organisations’.”
Read more here:
Is it any wonder that Obama gravitated to a church, TUCC, with the like of Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, spouting hate and words like “God D@%n America.” Is it any wonder that Obama received instruction in Islam in Indonesia and gravitates to Muslims. Obama provides no evidence of living a Christian life and has surrounded himself with the worst of humanity. Now we know that Obama followed the teachings of Saul Alinsky, a man who dedicated a book to Lucifer, a fellow radical.
I would like to thank Rush Limbaugh for bringing this to my attention.
If you have concerns about Obama, visit:
One of America's Watchmen: Tom Tancredo
Brand new push in Congress to prevent Shariah invasion
Bill intended to assure citizens they won't be governed by Islam
Posted: September 23, 2008
8:59 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
Rep. Tom Tancredo
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that seeks to prevent Islamic law from gaining a foothold in the U.S. legal system, as it has in other countries.
Tancredo introduced HR 6975, the Jihad Prevention Act, last week. If made into law, the bill would allow American authorities to prevent advocates of Islamic law, or Shariah, from entering the country, revoke the visa of any foreigners that champion it and revoke naturalization for citizens that seek to implement it in the U.S.
The radical form of Shariah includes several statutes objectionable to Western minds, including stoning for adulterous women, amputation for thieves and the death sentence for converting from Islam.
"When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims," Tancredo said in a statement, "you are also importing their radical ideology – an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of Western democracy – such as gender equality, pluralism and individual liberty.
"The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place," Tancredo said.
As WND reported, large Muslim populations in Canada seeking to live out their faith have convinced the Canadian government to permit the enforcement of Shariah.
The journal of the American Bar Association reported last week that Islamic court rulings are now enforceable in the United Kingdom as well.
Tancredo said he "moved quickly" to prevent similar legal entanglements in the U.S.
"We need to send a clear message that the only law we recognize here in America is the U.S. Constitution and the laws passed by our democratically elected representatives," he concluded. "If you aren't comfortable with that concept, you aren't welcome in the United States."
WND contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations for comment on the bill but received none.
HR 6975 has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary for review.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Yesterday, Islamic Terrorism Seemed So Far Away
Kudos, Paul - I don't care if you did die in the 60's, and you are really an exact replica of yourself named Raymond Flanders who used to work at a water treatment plant in Tucson - don't let them intimidate you.
Please notice the new term, sacrifice operatives. That is what they are calling homicide bombers now; sacrifice operatives. What ever happened to leading by example?
[This is from the Jerusalem Post (Jpost.com)]
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney's decision to perform in Tel Aviv has made him
the target of a terror attack following a threat made against the singer by extremist Islamic leader Omar Bakri.
His planned participation in a concert celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary has made him the enemy of all Muslims, British tabloid Sunday Express quoted Bakri as saying.
Bakri's threat was made in a weekly Internet broadcast from Lebanon, where he has lived in exile since being banned from returning to Britain. The 48-year-old Syrian national questioned the Holocaust's authenticity, and asked how McCartney could participate in the celebration of the independence of the Jewish state.
"Instead of supporting the people of Palestine in their suffering, McCartney is celebrating the atrocities of the occupiers. The one who is under occupation is supposed to be getting the help," Bakri said. "Our enemy's friend is our enemy," the Muslim leader told the Sunday Express.
"Thus Paul McCartney is the enemy of every Muslim. We have what we call 'sacrifice' operatives who will not stand by while he joins in a celebration of their oppression. If he values his life Mr. McCartney must not come to Israel. He will not be safe there. The sacrifice operatives will be waiting for him."
McCartney, who was apparently shocked by the threat, was determined to perform in Israel and refused to cancel his show. His spokesman responded by saying that McCartney intended to come with a "message of peace". On Saturday, McCartney said he was approached by several political groups who asked him to cancel the trip, but he declined.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sometimes Silence Says A Lot
"(CNN) – Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican VP nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor’s foreign travel..."
"...The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin visited the Iraqi side of a border crossing — but never journeyed past the checkpoint."
The fact that we didn't see any of this in the news at the time speaks volumes about Sarah Palin.
She went over there without a camera crew, without a news anchor, without an entourage, and obviously without any intentions motivated by fanfare.
Unlike Barack Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama did go over there... but refused to visit the wounded troops upon finding out that his camera crew would not be allowed in.
Barack Hussein Obama also made it a point to let those same troops know that he was violently against America's drive for victory in the war.
Then, Barack Hussein Obama traveled the globe on his "rock tour" with a team of panting media giants, hell-bent on covering his stupid remarks, and defending him, in spite of who he is.
I had an interesting tip from a friend today - check out Obama's voting record here, if you have the stomach for it. It is very interesting to see just exactly what he has voted for and against.
I don't see how any thinking person could ever support such an empty suit as this guy.
IKE, The Media, and Other Disasters...
Having said that, have you been to WorldNetDaily.com lately? Check out some of these headlines. Each one has a link to the story it goes to, and yes, each one is as messed up as it sounds.
1. Ex-Air America host: Palin can't be trusted with teen boys
Randi Rhodes follows up claim McCain was treated well by Vietnamese captors
2. Alba's seduce-the-vote campaign
Actress makes raunchy, topless, bondage ad to get young people to polls
"Sexy actress Jessica Alba stars in a raunchy, topless, bondage ad campaign designed to get young people to vote Nov. 4."
(Mangdiddles is a rated-G website, so I won't put the advertisement photo on here. If you are so inclined to see it, click on the headline above... it is pretty raunchy for a presidential vote)
3. L.A. Times rebukes ABC for distorting Palin remarks
Charlie Gibson misquotes governor, assuming she saw U.S. in 'holy war'
"The Times said Gibson "went on to take a second part of her comments out of context. Palin had asked the group to pray 'that there is a plan, and that plan is God's plan.'"But Gibson dropped her reference to praying, the Times said, and instead quoted Palin as saying the war was God's plan."
This is a nasty race.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
You Can Wrap Obama In A Fish Suit, And He Will Still Smell Like A Pig
Here's the report in its entirety from Ben Smith’s Blog:
Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA:
Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra."You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig.""You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink.""We've had enough of the same old thing."
The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."
I would like to think that he wasn’t referring to Sarah Palin, well, because that would not be the “change we need” now would it?
For the record, you can wrap a politician preaching “change” in a nice suit, and even with a flag pin, it doesn’t make him a patriot.
A true patriot makes decisions that sometimes go against the majority, simply because it is the right thing to do.
A true patriot visits wounded troops – even when the cameras aren’t allowed in.
A true patriot knows that sometimes going to war is the right thing to do – not to take lives, though it is an unfortunate byproduct, but to end regimes that are bent on taking the lives of innocent people.
A true patriot would never call himself a citizen of the world while giving a speech in a foreign land – especially one that killed 6.5 million Jews – he would call himself an American first... and he would police his official website's blog entries that call for putting the Jews back in the oven.
Like I said, you can wrap Obama in a fish suit, and he will still smell like a pig… or you can wrap a communist up in a suit with a flag pin on it, and he’s still a Communist… or you can wrap a communist up in a donkey suit, and you will have today’s liberal… or something like that.
UPDATE: I guess my comments touched a couple of liberal's nerves. Allow me to address each point, however silly it may be.
1. Anonymous said...
Well speaking of pig... I am wondering if you are not on the extreme right side here...
My Reply: Yes, I am on the "extreme right." I am not ashamed to be on the extreme right either. That is why I write about the stupidity and moral deficiency of the extreme left.
2. Anonymous said...
Wow! What excellent journalism you conduct. You're quoting a blog that quotes a blog that quotes a blog. Why anyone would take you seriously is beyond me.
Stick to the God business. Leave the politics to the experts.
My Reply: I conduct no journalism here, nor do I claim to. I was quoting a blog from Ben Smith from the Politico, that was a direct transcript of what Obama said. I saw it on the Drudge Report, and the whole story is here, on the Wall Street Journal. By the looks of it, I have already done more research than Katie Couric has done in 15 years, and she gets paid to spew her opinion.By the main stream media's standards, I could be a professional.
Coincidentally, your final statement identifies the problem with liberals in America; "leaving it to the experts" is not only a recipe for elitism run amuck, it is nowhere to be found in our constitution. As elected officials, they are my employees as well as yours - lets treat them as such.
3. Anonymous said...
McCain is misguided and Palin hates
My Reply: ...huh? Are you watching the same race? I think you have the Irreverant Jeremiah Wright (AKA: AmeriKKKa) mixed up with Palin's pastor; who by the way is a respectable man who loves Jesus and our country. I have met his family, and can say this with no regrets.
4. Progressively against the current said...
Wow, I never knew JFK, FDR, Carter, or Clinton, "Free trade maniac creating NAFTA and selling globalization" were commies. You can wrap a blogger preaching about how he came back from the brink and wrap it in religion yet still find nothing but stupid stereotypes.
My Reply: What in the name of intelligent argument are you talking about? The first sentence of your comment makes no sense to me at all. All I can make out of it is that you rightly recognize Carter and Clinton as Commies. As for FDR and JFK, I don't think either one of them was a Commie... and I don't think they have anything to do with my original post. Nor does NAFTA. I am glad that you took the time to read a lilttle bit of my testimony though, and had the courage to put your name on your comment.
In summary, I would like to go over a couple of things that we have learned by this exchange.
1. When the truth is presented, and it makes the opposition look like fools, the opposition lash out at your integrity, your character, your pastor if you have one.
2. When said opposition gets too angry to type, they shouldn’t. Their ability to argue a point with logical rhetoric disappears as soon as the finger hits the key.
3. Three out of four liberals would rather comment under the name “Anonymous” then to risk hearing back from the person they just confronted. This, in my opinion, means that they are not only lacking a real argument, but they are weenies.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
This is a song I wrote when I first got saved.
Here it is on Godtube.
Here's the lyrics:
I know You're with me
You're Spirit breathes in me
even when I don't feel you there
I know you love me
But sometimes its hard to see
after all, I'm only a man
Open my eyes, its hard to see
am I even close to where i should be
should I run or should i stand?
either way, just hold my hand
You alone are worthy
and I give all my praise to thee
You are the Rock on which i stand
i know you love me
and sometimes its all that i can see
after all I'm only a man
You're on my mind constantly
You alone have set me free
in ways that I don't understand
You lead me by the hand
You lead me by the hand
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Palin, The Daughter Of One Man And One Woman
She is not only a spectacular politician, but she is a Christian, she's pro life, a mother of five, a hunter (who knows how to field dress her own kills), she's attractive, and she will be a bright spot in history books for years to come.
...unlike Barack Obama, who according to this guy is more than just a piece of history,
he is a miracle.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Blowing the Whistle on VICTORY
Here's the story about the story as told by WorldNetDaily
VICTORY IN IRAQ!
Why the establishment press is burying the story of the year
Posted: September 03, 2008
1:00 am Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
What kind of headline would you expect newspapers nationwide to trumpet if America won the war in Iraq and destroyed al-Qaida there?
Maybe something like this? "VICTORY IN IRAQ! AL-QAIDA SMASHED!" Perhaps even old-fashioned newsboys on the street corners, yelling "Extra, extra! Vic'try in Iraq! Read all about it!"
Don't hold your breath. You won't see such headlines in American newspapers or leading network news broadcasts – even though, believe it or not, by all credible accounts America has indeed won the war in Iraq!
You see, the "mainstream press" isn't really too excited about America winning the war right now. Why? It's just bad timing: Success in Iraq doesn't fit the media's overriding agenda for the next couple months, which is to further discredit George W. Bush and Republicans, and to assure that Barack ("We must end this failed war") Obama is elected president and as many Democrats as possible are installed in Congress, legislatures and statehouses nationwide.
There is, however, at least one media entity that is telling the whole story of America's stunning success in Iraq, and that is WND's elite monthly Whistleblower magazine, in the inspiring September edition, "VICTORY IN IRAQ!"
Ironically, 2008 is already becoming known as "the year the media died," because of its astonishingly biased treatment of the two major presidential candidates – network anchor groupies tagging along with Obama on his European campaign trip while all but ignoring McCain; the New York Times running Obama's op-ed on Iraq, but refusing to run McCain's response the following week, and so on.
But there's another area in which the media died this year – namely, coverage of the Iraq war.
Sure, while things were going terribly and it looked like America was losing, news coverage was constant – and unrelentingly negative. Bad news – IED attacks, political setbacks, accusations of atrocities on the part of U.S. soldiers, statements by Democrat leaders condemning the "failed" Iraq war – led the evening news night after night.
But recently, Americans haven't heard very much about Iraq. Reason: The news is good. In fact, as "VICTORY IN IRAQ!" dramatically documents, the U.S. is winning – big-time.
When you read "VICTORY IN IRAQ!," you'll find out why:
Following are just a few highlights of the many articles – accompanied by amazing photos – in "VICTORY IN IRAQ!":
- "How the media bury victory" by David Kupelian, exposing how the "mainstream press" has managed to disguise the story of the year
- "McCain's rejected op-ed": Now you can read Sen. John McCain's gutsy editorial on Iraq policy which the New York Times refused to publish
- "The surge in Iraq: 1 year later" by Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, in which America's next senior commander in Iraq reveals how the tides of war turned
- "U.S. soldiers befriend Iraqi children" by Matt Sanchez, describing from the front lines how Iraqi kids are unafraid of the "gentle giants" in their midst with body armor, dark glasses and weaponry
- "Saddam's forces boasted of moving WMD to Syria before war" by Ryan Mauro, whose interview with the former U.S. overseer of Iraqi prisons reveals that 40 incarcerated ex-military Iraqis confirm transport of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction prior to invasion
- "Don't let the Democrats disenfranchise our troops" by Melanie Morgan. Believe it or not, once again America's servicemen and women are in danger of having their votes not count this November. As one Marine official put it: "Thousands of service members who try to vote will do so in vain"
- and much more
"I think you will find this issue of Whistleblower enlightening and uplifting," says WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah. "Sometimes it seems the news doesn't give us much to smile about. The turnabout in Iraq should provide every American and every freedom-loving, peace-loving person in the world reason to cheer."
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Before Abraham Was...
In America, obedience and submission have almost become derogatory terms. Our Master, Yeshua demands that we obey Him! We, as disciples (Talmudim) are required to not only know the words of the one we serve, but we are to live them. Our Messiah’s words are to become to us a way of life.
We serve a merciful and gracious God, whose love is larger than anything we could ever know. But there is more to our God than His mercy; He demands and deserves our obedience. The gift He has given us as believers is free, but we owe Him nothing less than our entire lives.
Yet again, this week our Savior claims to be God. Yeshua told the Pharisees “before Abraham was, I am.” I submit to you today that He STILL IS. Let us all take a moment to think about this, one of the most profound statements in the entire bible. He still is the great I AM.
Monday, September 01, 2008
"Do Not" Still Means DO NOT.
In the past, when talking to other believers, I have avoided conversations that involve Messianic or Hebraic Roots topics unless they are brought up by the other person. I have found that most people who bring the subject up intend to argue, or just get hateful and nasty about it. For this reason, I have kept quiet.
Not any more.
There is an urgent need for Truth in the Christian world today. In almost every direction, my wife and I see people who profess to believe in Jesus, yet have almost no visible signs of His presence in their lives; usually because they refuse to acknowledge His instruction.
I am not saying that we have arrived, nor am I saying that we are perfect representations of what a Christian marriage should look like. We have struggles just like everyone else.
I will say however, that we are surrounded by people who say they love Jesus, and their lives are falling apart at the seams simply because they refuse to obey Him. That is where our problems differ. She and I typically disagree on the details of how to fulfill a commandment in the Torah - not whether we should acknowledge it in the first place.
I had a conversation this week with a person who told me that they actually feel sorry for my oldest child because I have taught him not to eat pork, or any of the other animals God tells us not to eat in the Torah. This person, who is a Christian, told me that there is no reason that a kid should feel guilty for "eating a big hunk of Spam if he craves it – it is sad; he should know that that is OK, and that he is covered by grace.”
Let’s look at this for a moment.
Number one, I will never apologize for agreeing with God’s word, which clearly tells us that eating swine flesh is an “abomination.” God’s food laws in the Torah are never changing, just like the rest of God’s word.
Though my son is covered by God’s grace, I believe that it would be a grave mistake to teach him that it is OK to break God’s commandments because we are “covered by grace.”
I believe that grace is a gift; not a garment used to cover my vices.
This typifies the problem with modern Christianity in
We, as believers are in no position to allocate God’s commandments to greater and lesser degrees; that is, as long as the commandment starts with “Do not” “you shall not” “don’t” or “Think not.” Jesus tells us the two most important commandments, and guess what… both are fulfilled by “obeying God and keeping His commandments.”
I say all of that to say this:
Mainstream Christians typically believe that it is silly to think that eating bacon is a sin. I submit to you today the fact that if Jesus believed that this was a silly commandment, and refused to obey it, we would all be lost in our sins, still seeking a savior. Thank God He was obedient, even unto death.
Let that sink in, Christian… if Jesus had eaten just one pork sandwich, one slice of bacon, a single shrimp, crab leg, lobster tail or alligator tail, we all would die in our sins because he would be DISQUALIFIED FROM BEING OUR SAVIOR. The Torah tells us not to eat those things, thus making it a commandment. “Do not eat” is every bit as serious as “Do not kill” – not because they are equally bad, but because they are prefaced with “Do not.”
It is NOT a silly topic, and we, as believers should never take any of God’s commandments lightly.
“Do not” still means “do not,” regardless of what is written after it.