Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Light In The Darkness

December 14

*Drudge Report – “Slaughter of Innocents: 28
dead, including 20 children, in Connecticut”

…. Let’s just say that evil abounds in these final
days ……

*Guardian Express – “Violent pair of earthquakes
strike off coast of California (6.3 & 4.7)”

*Houston Chronicle – “Forget the Mayan calendar 
… Now worry, please, about volcanoes”

Comment from article:  “According to reputable
scientists, the current threat posed by volcanoes worldwide is greatly

*The Telegraph – “Doomsday fears spread to
Serbia: Thousands seek refuge near mystic mountain”

….. How sad is this … Now people are putting
their hope in a mountain? …..

*The Blaze – “Queen James Bible:  Now
there’s a gay-friendly version of Scripture”

…. Might as well make an acceptable version for
every walk of life out there …. If you don’t like it, adjust it ….

*The Inquisitor – “Earthquake confirmed in
Dallas-Fort Worth area”

Comment fro article: “This is the 5th in the
past two months” 

December 15

*Volcano Discovery – “Explosive eruption reported
at Ecuador’s Tungurahas volcano”

… A very quiet day ….. maybe the calm before
the storm? ….

December 16

*The Extinction protocol – “Hundreds of tourists
trapped in Fiji, as monster cyclone bears down on South Pacific island”

*Haaretz – “Anti-semitism rising in Europe

   -Behind high walls, France’s jews on
high alert …
   -Hungarian lawmaker detained after
burning israeli flag … Hungarian jews face new extremism ..

*Zero Hedge – “The price of economic trauma: 
Greece at the brink of civil war”

Comment from article:  “I’m wondering
how much more this society can endure before it explodes,”  
German psychotherapist quoted as saying” ….

…. This is just a ‘microcosm’ of what is about
to befall the entire planet … including America … and what better
scenario can one imagine for a coming ‘charismatic’ leader to come upon
the scene ….

December 17

*Times of India – “6.1 magnitude earthquake
strikes off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia”

*The Australian – “Ecuador declares volcano
alert, as eruption from Tungurahua grows more violent”

*The Associated Press – “Foreign holdings of
U.S. debt hit record $5.48 trillion”

…..”Uncle Sam owes a lot of money … and
to people who mostly despise us … isn’t that comforting?!

*Joel Rosenberg – “Newtown massacre was 18th
mass murder event in 2012”

………. Evil abounds ……………………..

*Fox News – “Parents say Christmas carols are
form of bullying”

Comment from article: “A group of parents in
Missoula, Montana are upset over the religious nature of Christmas songs
performed at a local elementary school … alleging the songs about
the Baby Jesus is unconstitutional and ‘a form of bullying’ ” …..
and we wonder what’s wrong with our country? ….. unbelievable!

December 18

*The Guardian Express – “Strong 5.2 quake hits
Japan coastline … 5.0 trembler same location on Monday”

*The Guardian Express – “Earthquakes measuring
4.8 & 4.4 hit Oaxaca, mexico”

Ynet World News – “U.S. Hagel nomination for
Secretary of Defense upsets pro-Israeli conservatives”

…. Understandably …. Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska
senator, has shown anti-Israel sentiment in the past, as well as refusing
to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization …..

*The Blaze – “Is the death of evangelical Christianity

… Many believe this to be true … those ‘few’
of us who try our best to stick to the actual Word of God
….. those of us who aren’t trying to ‘adjust’
the Word to fit our time & culture … are becoming the slim minority
at a rapidly increasing pace …

*The Washington Post – “Evan rips through Fiji
as the strongest cyclone ever recorded”

December 19

*The New York Times – “UN presents grim prognosis
on the world economy”

Comment from article:  “World economic
growth has weakened substantially this year and faces the confluence
of a ‘triple threat’ … the ‘fiscal cliff’ in the U.S.  …. the
European debt crisis … a sharp slowdown in China …”

December 20

*Tico Times – “Pacaya volcano erupts in Guatemala,
spews ash and gas”

*MSNBC – “Russia hit with harshest winter in
70 years: -50 degrees and many freezing to death”

*The Washington Post – “Group of Indian jews
said to be from ‘lost tribe’ move to Israel”

….. They’re coming home, His chosen people! ……
just as the Bible said they would …..

*Breitbart – “More Americans favor school officials
having guns than weapon ban”

…… Figures ……

*Bloomberg – “Guns out of stock at Walmart
as magazine prices surge on”

Well, I guess this is a good “shoot ’em up”
way to end this week’s lighter than normal news stories. …While I
realize the ‘shoot ’em up’ comment is really weak, the thought behind
it is not …. Arming everyone in the world is NOT going to solve the
problems facing our societies today. … For simple proof, just look
at mankind’s history … we’ve always sought ways to make weapons to
‘protect’ ourselves from one another, and the killing only gets worse
with each passing day …….. Just maybe it’s time to try something
else … some other solution to the madness in this world. … Now your
saying to yourself, not the ‘love’ thing … not that ‘turn the other
cheek’ stuff the Bible talks about.
…… well why not?! … the other way has NEVER

Anyway, I’ll spare you the rest of the sermon for
now … I’ve been moving for the past few days and am totally wiped
out, so I’ll leave this short. …. Just so you know, we had our biggest
‘hit’ count .. by far .. this past week … and I & Mary can’t tell
you how grateful we are that you take the time to share with us ……
Know that we love you all & pray for each of you as well …. and
remember, keep your spirits up during these most difficult times, because
you know that our Savior is just a moment away from coming for each
of us!  ….  Hallelujah!!!

Until next time,

December 18, 2012

1 John 5:19 says, “….. The whole world is
under the control of the evil one.” …. 

This was certainly evident a few days ago when that
evil-possessed young man slaughtered 27 people in Newtown, Connecticut,
which included his own mother, six adults and 20 little children. …
Like many of you, when I first heard the story, I couldn’t quite get
my head around something as dark and evil as this. …. My first thought
was how …. how could anyone fall to a level so low as this … to
walk into a room full of beautiful little innocent children, and then
shoot them multiple times. …  Simply, only satan could mastermind
something as horrible and awful as this …….

… Next of course, the comments from our leaders
and news pundits start to pour in relentlessly … and after listening
to many of them … and hearing their thoughts and so-called solutions
to this kind of societal behavior, it truly tells the story of the pure
‘blindness’ to the real cause of something like this. ….. As an example,
one said “we’ve got to change the system … we must do things
differently.” … Really? …. Another thought that ‘enhanced security’
would solve the problem. When he was asked how that could be done, he
said … “we must place policemen in every school in the nation.” 
He wasn’t sure how we could afford such a dramatic action, but we needed
to figure that out. …. Still another believed that “violence
is systemic.” … Now while that sounds very ‘scholastic’ … 
if one stops and considers this for say… even a second, we would realize
how ‘feeble’ the statement really is …. Of course it’s systemic! …
All that means is that violence is a part of our system! …. 
Amazing!!!!!  (they pay these guys) …..

But I think this one was my favorite … one politician
suggested that we “try and figure out better ways to legislate
good and competent parenthood.” … I’ll spare you his name, but
suffice it to say you won’t find it on any IQ list above 80 ….

But this one really sums it up … Bill O’Reilly
said this … “Evil is increasing and I don’t know why.” ..
Then he said … “There is no solution to evil.” … Now this
guy claims to be a Christian … a member of the Catholic Church …
and yet he doesn’t understand why evil is increasing? … and more incredible
.. he believes there is no solution? …. Herein sums up the condition
of the American Church in a tidy little bundle.  … Many more
than Mr. O’Reilly who claim to be Christian feel exactly the same way…
they don’t understand it … and they truly believe there is NO solution. 

Let’s let the Bible explain what is taking place
in this world … 2 Timothy 3:1-5 says this … “But mark this:
there will be terrible times in the last days. 2) People will be lovers
of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient
to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3) without love, unforgiving,
slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4)
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers
of good … 5) having a form of godliness but denying its power.”

Joel Rosenberg said it clearly when he stated that
“We are, in many respects, in a moral and spiritual freefall in
our country, and we are paying a terrible price. … The demons of violence
and lawlessness are on the loose all across America.” … Here’s
just one stat he pointed to … violent crime has surged by more than
460% since 1960.  … Thinking back for just a moment, isn’t this
about the time we began the assault on God in this country by taking
Him out of our schools … our government … our courtrooms … our
homes … our media? …

…. and didn’t we learn a lot about America in
this last election?  For example, for the first time in our history,
people voted to legalize same-sex marriage.  They voted it down
32 previous times, but this time, laws permitting same-sex unions passed
in Maryland, Washington State and Maine. … Minnesota rejected a measure
constitutionally defining marriage as a union of a man and a women. 
Also, Wisconsin elected a lesbian to the senate, the country’s first
openly homosexual senator.

Now let’s look at a few headlines in just these
past few days …

   *Fox News – Atheists dub Jesus a myth
… Times Square …

   *CNN – “Have yourself a merry
atheist christmas …

   *AP – “War on Christmas …

   *Fox News – rapper singing about ‘gang
banger Jesus’ … 

   *KTVA  (Alaska) – Atheists wage
war on Christmas in Anchorage: Anti-religion signs on people

    mover buses …

   *Comedy Central – John Stewart wages
war on Christmas and mocks those who disagree …

John 3:19 sums it up simply … “This is the
verdict:  Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness
instead of light because their deeds were evil.”

Now the real question ….. How long will God put
up with this blatant behavior that is totally contrary to His teachings?
… We are seeing warning signs flashing … but sadly, most all are
ignoring it and are blindly going through the motions of life. 
…. Matthew 24:37-39 talks about how these times would be like “the
days of Noah” where people would be blindly going through life
and ignoring all the signs … until one day the flood would come and
take them all away!

Jesus Himself warned us in the Gospels about the
increase in floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wars
and rumors of wars … He also told of our descent into materialism,
greed, godlessness, rank idolatry, arrogance and self-promotion. 
…. He also made it very clear that the ONLY way to escape these coming
days of evil and darkness was to repent of our sins and turn our faces
to Him, and only Him. …

Sadly, we must realize that these dark days are
only going to get darker before He returns to rescue us from ourselves.
… The Bible is very clear on this subject. … So how do we protect
ourselves from these forces of evil? … Again, Scripture has the answer
… Ephesians 6:10-12, 16 says this … “Finally, be strong in
the Lord and His mighty power. 11) Put on the full armor of God so that
you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12) For our struggle
is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the
authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms. …. 16) In addition to all this,
take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming
arrows of the evil one.”

Finally, remember this …. God is about to unleash
a revolution by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to rule this earth as
King of King and Lord of Lords …. We are almost there … take hope
in this! …

Until next time,

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