A prayer for America

Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.  Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.’

This was the prayer of George Washington for our country since it was with God’s blessing and with prayer that our nation was founded and its independence acquired. I ask that it will never be out of His hands as I know it will not, regardless of what a few people say or do to get rid of any reference to God in our country!

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is always with us regardless of the path we may take or any decision we make regarding Him. He may not be happy about the decisions that we make if they don’t include Him, but He is still there.

 

Here in my home state of Mississippi, we have had a fairly powerful tornado to rip through the lives of many people this past weekend. I have no idea about the nation’s response to this because I don’t have electricity or any other ways of finding out about the news. Where I work, we have electricity but no cable television or internet. Which is fine but we have to rely on outside sources for our news right now. I pray that my message will find your families safe and in good health. We are all in God’s hands whether we like it or not. Have a blessed day!

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Economics, God’s Way

Use what you have when you have it. Don’t expect it to be given to you, it must be earned or bought with your own resources.

 

These two principles, coupled with prayer and hard work and reverence for God’s way of doing things not man’s, are the only rational way to get our country and its economy back on track. Having said this, I do realize that these would not be very popular. But, there are many things which are good for you that are not popular although they are necessary.

God loves all of humanity, not just one particular group. When people realize that fact, they will either move toward a revival of their faith in Him or they will move away from Him. Being a Christian does not have a “gray” area. You either are or you are not. You either believe in Jesus and what He did for all of us or you don’t. Some people look at this as being too rigid or restrictive but it isn’t.

God has certain and specific ways and we have to accept Him and His grace toward us the way it is given. He doesn’t have to change and He won’t, but you do!  If you are to follow Him, you must! Regardless of what you may have heard, we do have an immortal soul which will live forever. We do not “come back” as anything or anyone. We don’t go into oblivion and nothing after we die physically.

The part of us that God placed in each of us, our soul, lives on in eternity. We don’t come back here to start over nor do we come back as something else. Who would want to! One trip through this life is enough so make it the best that you can! Serve Jesus now so you can be His servant later in Heaven!  I know that there are many who don’t like the idea of being a servant or slave but do you really want to spend eternity in punishment? That is what will be waiting for you if you don’t accept Jesus. It is not God or Jesus who puts you into hell, it will be your decision alone.  Don’t wait until it is too late!

 

Serving God may not pay much here on earth, but the retirement after this life is out of this world! Give God a chance in your life, you will never regret it!

 

John 3:16; Romans 8:23 Read and pray about these two scriptures. You will be glad that you did.

A refute of Wicca

Below is a copy of the Wicca creed as described on their website. It is included so that anyone who reads this will know that I am speaking against the beliefs of the Wicca “church”. This is not an endorsement of their belief. It is my testimony to the Creator of the universe, God .

Not until recently have so many different religions been practiced side-by-side, and never before have the teachings of all religions been so easily accessed through the Web and mass media. However, if you look at the recently released American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), the trend is that the percentage of Christians in America is shrinking and the percentage of those with no religious belief at all is growing. Even the pagan religion of “The Craft” or Wicca is growing, especially among young people

Deity: In the center of everything is the Goddess (This is our shorthand for the deity construct and should not be mistaken to mean a specifically female or male deity construct.). Like Gravity, Goddess is impersonal. It treats everyone alike. It transcends gender and human emotions. Certain ideas cluster around the Deity. We, here, are syncretic monotheists.
Reincarnation: We define Reincarnation as an orderly system of learning through which a being progresses. This is not a tally of "sins" and punishments, nor is it a tally of good deeds. Compare human experiences to academic term papers, eg. a way of learning and improving.
Law of Attraction: What I do to other living creatures, I will draw to myself. Shakespeare called this Measure for Measure. It can also be expressed as "birds of a feather flock together." We do not, however, ascribe to the commonly called Law of Three where what I do comes back to me three times. We have had too much science in our backgrounds as one might think every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
The "Law of Three" that is so commonly touted, as a possible punishment when you are seen to be doing "bad" follows this concept: When you point your finger at another in judgment, anger, etc., you have three fingers pointing back at you. Where is the opportunity for spiritual growth? Your judgment of the person you are pointing one finger at? Or in reflecting upon the three fingers pointing back at you? Worth a moment to consider, eh?
Power Through Knowledge: Power (energy) resides within each living creature. One can learn how to direct power. Whether energy or power feels "good" or "evil" depends upon the sender’s intention. In our more enlightened times (remember these tenets have been with us for many, many years), we like to say that this also means self-empowerment through knowledge. The place to grow and learn is, again, within you. The more wisdom you gain, the more you will find self-empowerment.
Harmony: One can perceive rhythms in the patterns of the sun, moon, and seasons. It makes sense to learn those rhythms and to live in harmony with them. This can balance out our lives and help us identify one’s personal sense of harmony. Harmony and balance encourage to neither be too good nor too bad, but to find the balance in our lives.

In a country which was founded because of people seeking religious freedom, the fact that there are so many religions here is not surprising. But, the evangelical past of our nation should have shown many the way of their belief should be in the direction of Christianity and not the way that our young people seem to be going.

I suppose that this is the result of Darwinian teaching in schools and the removal of prayer and God and creation from the textbooks. The study of Wicca or “The Craft” is disturbing. It is a neo-pagan, earth-centered religion based on the teachings and practice of the English Wiccan, Gerald Gardner (1884-1964). Today it is experiencing a dramatic growth due to teens rejecting Christian paternalism, homophobia and perceived insensitivity to the environment.

Wicca holds that all reality is divine. Therefore, they revere the natural world as a living organism, and they revere people as “gods” and “goddesses.” It is a distinctly feminist form of paganism and Wiccans often consider the supreme deity to be a “nature goddess”. This is a “religion” which has been brought about simply by Satan. I am not saying that they are worshiping him but he instigated this religion to draw people away from God, period. As long as people are taken in by this and other religions like it, they will not look for the one true God.

Our time, the time of the church, is coming to an end. This world will be judged by its Creator whether they like it or not. God will not be mocked nor will He be ignored. Look to Revelation in the Bible. Read and study it and ask questions of a credible, Christian pastor. Jesus came to the world to save it and He did this by taking all of our sins on Himself at the cross. All that remains is your acceptance of that gift by asking Him into your life and believing that He was and is the Son of God. Please do this before it is too late.

Pride is our greatest weakness

While we are here doing everyday things and going about our lives we are being watched by demons. I am not saying this to sensationalize our daily lives but it is the truth. Whether you believe it or not, Satan and his demons are all around us watching and prodding us to keep up our daily grind in our world. “Don’t listen to your preacher or better yet, don’t go to church at all”, this is the thought that is planted by them on a daily or weekly basis.

Many other feelings and problems in our daily lives are caused or made worse because of the influence that the so-called “ruler” of this world has over our lives. If you are a child of God and have given your heart to Him, then Satan can only fling darts at you or cause things to happen to those you love. He will not be able to touch you directly but he can make you life miserable if you don’t follow and listen to Christ on a daily basis.

I am not writing this to sensationalize religion but to wake this world up to the fact that there is a devil, Satan, in our midst. He has been here since the beginning and truthfully, he hates you whether you are a Christian or not! He  helped to create all of the pagan religions in the world simply to blind people to the true God and Creator of the universe. Our Lord, Jesus the Christ, said that the ruler of this world will cause people to lose hope and to believe lies rather than the truth. This is happening all around us today! Even so-called “preachers” are telling their congregations that there are other things that have to be done to be saved or that there is no place called “hell”.

The time of the Church Age is coming to a close and there are many who are falling away today. This was foretold in the book of Revelation and it was written that the falling away would increase until our Lord comes back. The life that we live now must be a reflection of Christ so that others will come to Him while there is still time to do so. Make sure that your life and the witness that you show to others is the truth that is told in the Bible.  Don’t add to it and don’t take anything away from it! Don’t misquote scripture when you are telling someone about Christ or to bring them to your side because that is what Satan does and he does it very well.  Search out a Bible teaching church or if you can’t find one, prayerfully read and study your Bible daily if possible.  God will show you what He wants you to get out of His word and your spirit will be blessed.