Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 26, 2013

Before I talk about what’s on my heart this week,
I want to clarify something that came to my attention concerning last
week’s commentary .. “The Marketing of Evil.” … In that
article, I shared Coach Jim Neugent’s letter to ABC News concerning
the TV show “The Practice”, and its ‘gay’ agenda … and then
ABC’s response to the coach’s letter. …It was brought to my attention
that this particular episode was aired back in 1999, which I didn’t
know, and that ABC had actually fired the person who wrote the response
to coach Jim’s letter. … So, to that end, I will give ABC its due
credit for acting in this manner. … However, it doesn’t change the
fact that this network, along with the other major networks, continue
to ‘push’ this ‘gay’ agenda down the throats of the American public!
… In fact, when watching the evening ‘prime time’ shows on all these
networks, you would think that at least half of America was ‘gay’!!
…. and in all actuality, the ‘gay’ population in this country is estimated
at 6%. … The point in all this? … David Kupelian’s book, ‘The Marketing
of Evil,’ is still totally true in that evil is being marketed on a
daily basis … and increasing by leaps & bounds with each passing
moment.  … And personally, I think he ONLY reason ABC fired the
responding employee was because coach Jim’s letter drew much national
attention and the network’s action was purely political. …. Hope this
clears up any misunderstanding …

And now, on to this week! … I want to take a moment
to share a bit of our ‘Florence, Oregon’ experience … The revival
I was honored to participate in this past week. … What a completely
refreshing time for all involved! … In fact, I think I was more refreshed
from it than anyone else! … Thanks to everyone for that! …. To mention
just a few, Pastor Marvin Owen & his wife Sue were perfect hosts,
as well as Pastor Brent Marvin from Louisiana, who was the main speaker
& teacher through it all. … I also want to mention Sister Linda
Frazier who organized, and then hosted us along with Jimmy & Debbie,
who’s trailer we used during our stay. … Also, Dan & Dee and their
daughter Gale, Peggy Pearson and her dad Si, Denny & Ruth Ann, and
also Norm (the superb sound guy) & his wife Diana (technical support),
and any and everyone else who was a part of this great week!

…… And the lesson that was reinforced in my
heart from this? … As some of you have heard me admit in the past
… During my 10+ years in Newberg, my ‘social networking’ outlet was
mainly ‘Fred Meyer’ … I would often see folks I knew & we would
visit for brief moments before resuming our busy lives. … I remember
when I first moved to Newberg, when at these public places, people were,
for the most part, somewhat friendly and would take a moment to acknowledge
each other’s existence. … But over these past 10 years, that has changed
dramatically! … Virtually NO ONE is even aware someone else exists
……… cell phones … texting … twitting (remember, I’m 70) ….
or just plain on another planet, distracted by the perils of our reeling
world. ….

When we drove into Florence on the first day, I
was really excited because I spotted a ‘Fred Meyer’ store right away.
… Praise God!!  I will have some social exchange while away from
home! … So as soon as we got settled, off to Fred Meyer I went! …
and to my dismay, I found the same ‘condition’ ..
everyone detached … unaware of most everything
around them … and I said to myself,   ‘Self? How can this
be? … Here we are at the beautiful Oregon coast … but no difference?’

The lesson in all this? … What I see in the faces
of most all the folks in these public places is a sense of fear …
a fear that the world we all once new and ‘trusted’ no longer exists
… and so we withdraw & become isolated, thinking maybe … even
subconsciously in many cases … that this will ‘protect’ us from what
is to come …

While leading Worship one evening at the revival,
I shared this story with the congregation … that although our Church
families are loving, kind, and friendly to each other, we as a Church
have become too inward … we have forgotten that we … the body of
Christ … are the “Light of the world” … and because we’ve
turned this light ‘inward’ as a Church, it is now missing in the world,
thereby allowing this dreadful darkness to spread … 

Let me take a moment to share this comment I penciled
in a previous piece ………

   “The evening news is a commentary
of the darkness of our world. .. It is a graphic visualization of the
absence of God in many places in our communities. ….. So what is the
real problem? … It is NOT just the presence of darkness … It is
also the absence of light.”

So the message is this! … We need to become more
‘outward’ as a Church … We need to get out of our ‘comfort zones’
…. We are the light, and light exposes darkness and symbolizes the
presence of God! … Light represents all that is good! … We are the

I know this is getting lengthy .. and yes, it has
become a sermon … but let me close with two Scripture passages that
support this … First, Jesus said it so well in Matthew 5:14 &
16 … “You are the light of the world. … In the same way, let
your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise
your Father in Heaven.” … and finally, Romans 13:12 says, “So
let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

…….. So, when you go to these ‘social’ outlets
like Fred Meyer … or wherever you go …. Try to put on the ‘light’
…. Make people think there is some ‘different about you … and when
the opportunities arise … and they will .. TELL THEM WHY!

… And the next time you are in Florence, be sure
and visit our Brothers & Sisters at the First Baptist Church (just
behind Taco Bell off Hwy 101) … Trust me when I say, you won’t be

Until next time,

February 15

*New York Times – “Meteorite fragments rain
down on Russia: 1100 injuries reported … Force of 20 atomic Bombs”

… Wow!  … Now this really is  “….
signs in the sun, moon and stars.” (Luke 21:25)

*Reuters – “Has it finally happened? 
Bird flu death in China sparks fear of human-transmitted H5N1 strain”

….. This is nasty stuff! … Lets hope & pray
this is an isolated incident ….. if this should evolve into a ‘pandemic,’
… watch out!!!

*Wall Street Journal – “Bernanke abdicates
world leadership role on currencies”

Comment from article:  “The Fed is supposed
to be the ‘steward’ of the dollar, which is still the world’s reserve
currency.  But since the crisis Mr. Bernanke has all but declared
that the rest of the world can take care of itself.”

….. Bottom line? … Standing alone financially
makes no sense now, especially after we’ve printed billions of dollars
that have absolutely NO financial backing. … Hence, no real value.
… Simply, we can’ even imagine what is coming upon this land … and
very soon!

*Bloomberg – “China, Iran boost cyber attacks
on U.S.”

… The Kings of the East & South bringing on
a whole new type of warfare …..

*EU Observer – “Euro crisis ‘not solved’ ..
German bank supervisor says”

…. No kidding?! … Their central banks have been
doing basically the same as our Fed …. pump in a bunch of cheap, worthless
‘monopoly money’ to ease the tension. … The problem? … The basic
structural problems are still there … too much debt with no solid
plan to solve it. … Soon, the ‘Answer Man’ cometh …….

*Joel Rosenberg – “Kerry warns military aid
to Israel may soon be cut … A warning to Congress, Netanyahu, or both?”

…. They can disguise it any way they want, but
it is simply this administration’s continued pattern of ‘desertion’
of the Jewish state. ……. No mention of of Israel’s enemies being
cut off, or fighter jets being sent to Egypt being stopped …

*World Net Daily – “Texas prepares for ‘going
it alone’ “

….. Another state sees the writing on the wall

February 16

*CNN – “Deep 6.2 magnitude earthquake rattles
the Philippines”

* – “Meteorite fireballs streak across
skies over Cuba & San Francisco”

*Radio Australia – “Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes
off New Zealand”

*World Net Daily – “State mandate:  Allow
boys in girl’s locker rooms”

…. This was mandated by the Massachusetts 
Commission of Education to allow ‘transgender’ boys to use girl’s locker
rooms, bathrooms, and changing facilities if the boys ‘assert’ they
are really girls. …. What?!! … If they really are boys, how can
they be girls? … This constantly increasing madness is beyond belief!!!

*World Net Daily – “Canada to cut off ministries
opposed to homosexuality”

…… How soon here? … It’s coming. … Anything
opposed to ‘diversity’ and the ‘modern’ way of life will be censored
for now,  and eventually punishable by law …….

*NBC News – “4 arrested in Libya for trying
to spread Christianity”

… It’s eye-opening when reading this, and then
looking at the previous article …. Looks like Canada is heading in
the same direction …..

*Fox News – “4.8 quake strikes near Rome”

February 17

*The Inquisitr – “5.0 earthquake hits Greece”

*World Net Daily – “NBC skit has Jesus on murderous

Comment from article:  NBC’s Saturday Night
Live spoofed a fictitious movie trailer about Jesus wreaking bloody
revenge upon the Romans who killed Him” …….

…….. This is  blatant Blasphemy! … Sadly,
these people are oblivious as to what their near future holds for them.
… All we can do is pray that their eyes will be opened to the truth

February 18

*Los Angeles Times – “Possible meteor reported
off the coast of Florida”

… Man, there are a lot of these ‘signs in the
sun, moon and stars” lately …. Very interesting …..

*The Inquirer – “6.1 magnitude quake strikes
Kermedic Islands”

*World Net Daily – “Feds buying enough bullets
for ’24-year war’ “

….. but against whom? …..

*Financial Times – “Fears at Fed of rate pay-outs
to banks”

Comment from article:  “U.S. Federal Reserve
officials fear a backlash from paying billions of dollars to commercial
banks when the time comes to raise interest rates”

…. Unfortunately, these people don’t really speak
english when it comes to their world, but looking through all this rhetoric,
the plain truth is this … massive, uncontrollable inflation resulting
in economic ‘implosion’ … So there! … Now even I can even understand
it! …..

* – “Department of Homeland Security
advances plan for ‘public safety’ drones”

…. So who is going to decide what to keep us safe
from? … Maybe ‘hate speech’ such as opinions opposing homosexuality
& abortion? …… Just sayin’ ……………

February 19

*Live Science – “Moderate 5.6 quake shakes

* – “4.9 earthquake in China causes

*Focus Taiwan – “Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes
southern Taiwan”

*The Guardian – “World’s largest economies
shrank at end of 2012 … 1st time in four years”

*Bloomberg – “Retail Apocalypse:  Why
are major retail chains all over America collapsing?”

…. The article goes on to point out that store
chains such as Sears, JC Penny, Best Buy and Radio Shack, all once considered
unstoppable retail giants,  are closing 100’s of stores all across
the country … serious signs ….

*NBC News – “Financial Emergency:  Economic
review finds Detroit unable to fix budget woes”

… Frankly, I’m surprised we didn’t see this one
coming sooner …. and again, this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

February 20

*Live Science – “Italy’s Mt. Etna volcano rattled
by explosive eruption”

*Yahoo!News – “Greece’s weakened workforce
starting to crack … Thousands protest in massive civil unrest”

Comment from article:  “We are faced with
a societal explosion if any more pressure is put on our society.”

….. and how can they NOT put more pressure on
their society? … They are far from solving their problems … unemployment
is now approaching 30%! … These people are in deep trouble … and
are a forerunner for all to see … that the current ‘human’ systems
are failing.  … As the Bible prophesied. … This ‘condition’
in Greece will soon consume the entire globe …….

*Space Weather – “Fast growing sunspot”

Comment from article:  “Less than a day
ago, sunspot AR1678 didn’t exist. .. Now it is 3 times wider than our
entire planet.”

*Drudge Report – Sequestration  Consequences

   -800,000 pentagon lay-offs …

   -3-hour security lines at airports

   -Major ‘Defense Department’ cuts …

February 21

*Daily Bail – “Americans stockpiling firearms
in record numbers since 2009”

… Sadly, these ‘human’ weapons can’t and won’t
protect them from the coming wrath. …. Only the saving power of our
Lord Jesus Christ can do that …………

*Joel Rosenberg – “Netanyahu warns:  IAEA
(International Atomic Energy Commission) centrifuge report shows Iran
nearing nuclear ‘red line’ “

…. He’s been warning all of us for years that
this day would come … so now, here it is … and now, what does he,
or anyone else now do about it? … and remember, these “nut-jobs”
who are in charge in Iran BELIEVE that chaos and war is required, and
therefore necessary to usher in the ‘Mahdi’ … the 12th Imam … …
their version of the Savior. … Scary stuff, and even more so when
they are now known to possess the nuclear option ……

Well people, that’s it for this 7-day period …
and as usual, from the ‘prophetic’ point of view, it certainly didn’t
disappoint …. Aren’t these “signs from the sun, moon and stars”
interesting?! ….  And the world-wide economy certainly isn’t
improving! …… Unless God has something else in mind for the short
term, I can’t imagine our way of life on this planet lasting much longer
….. and this Canada ‘thing’ where they are opposing the teachings
against homosexuality? …. When nations begin to dictate to us to NOT
teach Biblical truth … (and homosexuality is a sin) … then we are
certainly not long for God’s mighty judgement!

And finally, the last article this week where it
mentions Iran being just moments away from nuclear capabilities …
and also North Korea, another ‘misfit’ regime, now testing newer &
more effective ways of delivering these monsters of destruction ….
somebody soon will ‘screw it up’ and start something that will quickly
evolve into a worldwide  conflagration …. ….. …. We must
wake every ‘sleeping’ person up! The Lord’s time is so near, and it
IS our responsibility as Christians to get the Word out to as many as
possible before The Day arrives! … 

Have a great week, and know that Mary & I are
praying for each & every one of you …. God knows who you are!
We rejoice in the opportunity to serve Him! …….

Until next time,

February 19, 2013

This commentary comes to you from the beautiful
city of Florence, Oregon. … My wife and I, along with Jodi Billette,
came down this past Saturday to help out with a 5-day Revival service. 
Jodie & I are leading worship and having a great time with these
wonderful people down here on the central Oregon coast. …. Praise
the Lord! … He is faithful & true!

… But now to what is on my mind ……… 
A few weeks back I read an article written by a coach from Arkansas
named Jim Neugent. …  In a moment, I will share his comments
in their entirety … and then also the response he received … and
then want to share briefly what dangerous consequences this whole thing
implies …. So now, here it is ………………………….

“My name is Jim Neugent.  I wrote to ABC
(on-line) concerning a program called ‘The Practice.’  In last
night’s episode, one of the lawyer’s mothers decided she was gay and
wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so
she could marry her ‘partner.’  I sent the following letter to
ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.

“My original message was:  ‘ABC is obsessed
with the subject of homosexuality.  I will no longer watch any
of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK. ..
The Practice can be fairly good show, but last night’s program was so
typical of your agenda.  You picked the ‘dufus’ of the office to
be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay, and made
him look like a whiner because he had convictions.  This type of
mentality calls people like me a “gay basher.”  .. Read
the first chapter of Romans (that’s in the Bible), and see what the
Apostle Paul had to say about it …. He, God and Jesus were all ‘gay
bashers.’  What if she’d fallen in love with her cocker spaniel? 
Is that an alternative life style? (By the way, the Bible speaks against
that , too)”

Jim Neugent

Here is ABC’s reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:

“How about getting your nose out of the Bible
(which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers
hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of Independence (what
our nation is built on), where it says ‘All men are created equal,’
and try treating them that way for a change.

“Or better yet, try thinking for yourself and
stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. 
You are in the minority in this country, and your boycott will not affect
us at ABC or our freedom of statement.”

Jim Neugent’s second response to ABC:

“Thanks for your reply.  From your harsh
reply, evidently I hit a nerve.  I will share it with all with
whom I come in contact.  Hopefully, the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper
will include it in one of their columns and I will be praying for you.”

Jim Neugent

Note:  “Wouldn’t Satan just love it if
people stopped using the Bible for a crutch?  Please resend this
to everyone in your mailbox.” …. Jim Neugent

I love this guy! … We need more brave souls like
brother Jim out there! 

…. but the real tragedy here is this …. 
This is the attitude of the vast majority of major news outlets in our
world today … and coupling this with last week’s thoughts on the condition
of today’s ‘dumb’ church …. the pure lack of Bible knowledge … this
makes for a very dangerous combination.

A few years back, I read a book by David Kupelian
named “The Marketing of Evil: How radicals, elitists, & pseudo-experts
sell us corruption disguised as freedom.”  … It goes into
detail of how these ‘nut-jobs’ have sold their poison to the masses.
… One example is the re-branding of homosexuality.  In those
days of the late ’50’s & early 60’s, they were called ‘queers’ &
‘fags’… which didn’t have great curb appeal. … So these devious
‘marketers of evil’ came up with the term ‘gay’, which, if you think
about it for  about a minute, has NOTHING to do with being homosexual.
… But it sounds nice & appealing… and has a much ‘softer’ approach

… and sadly, these ‘sellers of deceit’ have had
astounding success in almost every area they’ve attacked! …. and it
has been successful simply because there are not enough ‘Jim Neugents’
out there! … For the most part, the American Church leadership has
turned its back and, except for in-house sermonizing, have ignored this
onslaught of evil-selling.  …. And when we survey the general
public concerning basic Bible knowledge among churchgoers, it makes
guys like me wonder if church leadership is even doing anything …
in house, or out!

To sum up, the news media outlets in this country
could care less about Christian morals & beliefs. .. This comment
from ABC is a mirror of how they truly feel. … Somewhere along the
line, they have bought in to this liberal, left-leaning doctrine, which
is basically godless… and now they are pushing it down the throats
of the incredibly vulnerable public.

I’ve received some flack in the past concerning
my ‘attacking’ Church leadership … and if I’ve offended any today
… GOOD! …. I’m sick & tired of those of us who have been ‘called’
by God to teach & preach His Word just sitting around seemingly
ignoring this onslaught of sin! …. I know this doesn’t make me popular,
and that is perfectly fine with me …. and for those of you who loyally
read this site each week? … I want you to hold me accountable! 
I want you to speak out the Bible truths God has so plainly given to
us! …. We may not win every battle, but I can guarantee each of you

OK … I’ll calm down now … Just remember that
I’m leading Worship in a Revival right now and am fired up! … Please
pray that this fire will NOT be temporary …. and please pray for this
Revival we are currently involved in to reach many souls ….. May our
Great God richly bless each of you!

Until next time,

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