Bussel Responds to Email Distorting Jewish Attacks against Christians in Israel


Intro by John R. Houk

Email by Ari Bussel

Intro © January 8, 2022

A quote from Ari Bussel wondering about indigenous born Arab Christians in the Middle East and Israel:

If given a choice to live in the Jewish State or under Arab/Palestinian/Iranian/Muslim rule, they will never choose the latter. And yet, they criticize and malign Israel. I have never understood why so very few of them find the courage or exhibit the characteristics they preach to stand up and defend Israel; unless they think that they have a future at all if Israel will cease to exist.

In this post submitted by Ari is lengthy valid response to an email Ari received pointing to an article about Jews attacking Christians in Israel and a Black-American Bishop who immigrated to Israel acting as if Jewish attack are the norm rather than the exception but with zero mention of Muslims persecuting Christians causing a depopulation in Judea-Samaria.

And another matter: Jews were persecuted 2,000 years before the birth of Jesus (raised as a Jew) and SADLY Jews have been persecuted by Christians (and other groups) for another 2,000-plus years. Is there any wonder there is Jewish mistrust of Christian motives?

Then there is the sad phenomenon that the millennia of Christians that themselves have survived Muslim persecuting practices have lived under the brainwashing tactics under Dhimmitude one of submitting to Quranic induced Jew-hatred.

Those are my thoughts, but Ari Bussel is much more erudite than I in dispelling essentially a Christian camp leaning into Antisemitism.

JRH 1/8/22

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Evangelical bishop says Israel must deal with attacks, discrimination against Christians coming from ‘radicalized’ Jewish groups

Sent by Ari Bussel

Sent 1/3/2022 11:15 AM

On Jan 1, 2022, at 7:59 PM, Pablo Nankin, MD SENT:

Hi 

Not sure if this anti Israel or middle line
https://allisrael.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a22d85388ddcd4f211b8287b6&id=7225d2a4d1&e=4d8bad3992

[Blog Editor: After reading the post associated with the link, it is my humble opinion the Bishop is criticizing the persecution of ALL Christians in Israel but is particularly disturbed by Jewish animus toward Israeli Christians. On a personal level when the Bishop talks of Christian persecution he makes zero reference to the Muslim persecution of Christians particularly in the Judea-Samaria (rudely labeled West Bank or Palestinian Authority controlled land) where huge numbers of Christians have been reduced by persecution via Muslims against Christians.  Here is the link’s headline, opening and first paragraph and skip a few paragraphs where the Bishop decries the treatment of Black Americans not a part of the email:

EXCLUSIVE: Evangelical bishop says Israel must deal with attacks, discrimination against Christians coming from ‘radicalized’ Jewish groups

Bishop Plummer says “time for silence is over;” urges dialogue and stepped-up support from current Israeli government

Church of God in Christ Bishop of Israel Glenn Plummer and First Lady Ruth Pauline Plummer, Ph.D. at the Israeli president’s New Year’s reception, Dec. 29, 2021. (Photo: courtesy)

By Nicole Jansezian

December 30, 2021

All Israel News

An Evangelical bishop backed a statement issued by the heads of traditional Christian churches in the Holy Land, saying that the time for remaining silent is over in the face of radicalized hatred and attacks on Christians and their holy places.

Plummer, spoke with ALL ISRAEL NEWS after attending a New Year’s reception hosted by Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday, where Herzog welcomed the leaders of several denominations in Israel – from Catholic and Coptic to Greek and Armenian Orthodox along with leaders of Evangelical ministries in the land.

The reception came a few weeks after these same denominational leaders issued a statement condemning racist acts against Christians in Israel, including “countless incidents of physical and verbal assaults against priests and other clergy, attacks on Christian churches, with holy sites regularly vandalized and desecrated, and ongoing intimidation of local Christians who simply seek to worship freely and go about their daily lives.”

We have reported on several such incidents, here and here.

“The White Evangelical leadership and organizations have tried to keep it quiet because they don’t want backlash against Israel – our mutual adversaries will take that and use it against Israel,” Plummer said. “But secondly, it’s also out of fear. It’s out of fear that if they take a public position, that these guys will show up at their door as well.”

But Plummer said that as “Bishop of Israel for the largest Black church in the world, we know what discrimination and racism feels like in America.”

You can read entire post

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Ari Bussel REPLY

Happy 2022 Ellie and Pablo!

PREFACE

In recent years, there is a phenomenon of developers coming to Beverly Hills and telling us – active and caring residents of decades – what is good for our City (they really mean what is good for them). Most regrettably, the two most notable examples that come to mind are of Jewish developers. About one’s behavior I wrote before Yom Kippur many years ago (he has boycotted me ever since); the other is a recent comer, and in a Rabbi-supervised dialogue between us, he was astonished when I described his behavior as Rosh Katan (small head, i.e., limiting one’s behavior to what is most narrowly excusable or the minimum required). If it were not for the respect to the Rabbi, I would have immediately been declared Public Enemy No. 1.

Similarly, an American Black Evangelical Leader moves to Israel with his wife during the Great Pandemic. On its face, anyone familiar with Israeli immigration requirements would find this fascinating. In an extremely short period of time, this person is being embraced by the Israeli political elite, which has been courting Christians for a long time now.

So why would anyone point out the fact the Evangelical leader is Black? Because he uses the color of the skin, or the Race Card, a most common phenomenon in the USA of President Obama and President Biden. The leader brings with him from the USA the current culture of accusations that “America is systematically racist” and that “all White males are racist” as well as floating into the air “White Supremacists” and “Domestic Terrorism” and other like buzz words that divide rather than unite the country.

He then applies it toward a new landscape, accusing his new host country of the very same evils. True or not, this does not matter. The objective is not to improve anything that might need improvement, to highlight real issues and work on real solutions; rather it is to sow discord and distrust. When catchy lies (half a sentence long to maximum a sentence long) are floated to the air, it is very difficult to disprove them. The bigger the lie, the easier it becomes an accepted truth.

I have dedicated the past quarter of a century, if not longer, to building bridges between Christians and Jews. It is a most tedious work, one stone at a time, brick after brick. We stand proud of the distance traversed thus far in Judeo-Christian relations. And this most formidable fort that was erected is attracting opposition, attempt after attempt to tear it down, much like what happened with the First and Second Temples.

To this very day Jews fast four times a year to remember the destruction that took place two millennia ago. We remember the past in order not to repeat it. Today, in a slightly different context, we face the very same division and forces that threaten our unity and very survival.

Let us stand united in our conviction, in our team experience and mutual respect and expel from within us those who want to weaken our defenses, to accuse us of wrongdoing where there is none and to spread confusion among us. Let us remain focused on what is important, on what God wants from us, and we will be able to separate truth from fiction, reality from lies, good intentions from evil ones.

The Newcomer to Israel may not have any insidious intentions. He may simply be bringing with him and echoing loudly a current-day American culture that has gone wild, in the wrong direction. This should not be welcomed in Israel, for we have enough enemies – internal and external – and we do not need to be distracted by more unjust, undeserving and untrue attacks.

A Reply to Your Query

The article cited below [Blog Editor: And quoted in brief form above] is not anti in any direct sense of the word to which we are accustomed; but it is dangerous nonetheless.

(1) Lies Told Often Enough

What I hear when I read this article is a huge choir repeating a chorus. It is heard in the background, like distant drums, and as it gets closer, the noise becomes frightening, overwhelming, most dangerous. In my mind’s eye I hear repeated accusations, drums beating:  White Supremacists, Haters, Racists and Domestic Terrorists (characteristic of the US), Settlers, Occupation and Jesus at the Checkpoint (to give a taste of Israel). There is no terrorism, there are no acts of terror, just Israeli-soldiers, Nazi-like, restricting movement and life in general.

Equally alarming, I hear transposition of reality, blaming the Jews for what others are doing. How very typical to the Middle East!

I am beginning to feel deja vu:  taking a reality, transposing it and floating the lie over and over and over again so that people are convinced it is the truth. Just to name a few examples:  Mossad agents are the evildoers in any current prime-time TV series in the US while Muslims are the sexy, smart, good-doers. Mossad perpetrated the 9/11 Attacks. Islam is a peaceful religion and Jihad is a quest for peace. Israelis are the new Nazis. Israel wants to topple down or burn the Al Aqsa Mosque. And more appropriately to this discussion:  Settlers uproot olive groves, Settlers steal the water of Palestinians, Settlers allow sewage to flow into nature (that clearly belongs to the Palestinian), Settlers burn Palestinian homes and murder their Palestinian neighbors and so forth. Soon to come:  Settlers shoot at Palestinian cars and stub innocent 80-year-old ladies walking in the street or run cars into people standing at bus stops.

In Bethlehem, under Palestinian Authority rule (Israelis are not allowed), the Christian population dwindled down to less than 2%, and yet this article refers us to a previous statement about Israel, not about PA-ruled Bethlehem:  the Christian population has decreased from 20% at its height to less than 2% now. In reality, though, the number of Christians in Israel continues to increase, but why let the facts confuse us?

(2) Attention Seekers

The actions described are reflective, in part, of an attention-seeking Bishop. He has just arrived, and he is already charging and leading a fight to reform Israel, to save the Evangelical Christians who live there (and maybe to save Israel from herself!).

I am immediately reminded of another self-proclaimed prominent Christian Leader.

Remember when Netanyahu lost after four election cycles within two years, and a new coalition government was formed (the current government under Bennett)?

One Christian leader who published dozens of books and has a museum and a communications center in Jerusalem went all out against Bennett and the new government. He was so self-absorbed in his momentary madness, that he threatened to unleash tens of millions of Christians from around the world AGAINST Israel, bringing into question not his sanity but the essence of his support. [Those who support Israel do so not only so long as their interests are well served. He who threatens to unleash powers against Israel better remember that it is a declaration of war against God Lord of Hosts Himself (which should come with a health warning).]  Since then, Mike Evans calmed down and returned to his senses. Any contrition shown might have been more for public consumption.

Then a new Leader and his wife arrived to Israel, and in short time claimed a position of prominence. I wonder how this happened so quickly and so very easily, there is something unnatural about it. Perhaps I am a skeptic (I likewise treat Mike Evans’s claim of having tens of millions of followers with some respect and some doubt).

What I do know, though, is that this leader has utilized the color of his skin and his title (not to be confused with the more commonly-used title of Bishop in the Catholic Church), as well as God the Almighty Himself, something that is NOT in our hands and should never be done. If God wants to support someone, He knows how to do so. It is not by the person’s self-proclamations.

What is most alarming, is that this is not the first battle cry in so many months. Bishop Plummer was a guest speaker at the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, and there too he criticizes, something that might have gone unnoticed by many. After all, it is a new virus unrecognized by the Body Israel (like CoVid-19 which was unrecognized by the human body).

(3) Let’s Get the Facts Straight

In this article, let me first touch on a point of history:  The President’s meeting and reception with Christian leaders (real, locally-established leaders – unlike the self-anointed, instant new-comers who were kindly invited to join as welcomed guests) has been going on since the formation of the Modern State of Israel.

In fact, the inclusion of Bishop Plummer evidences Israel’s constant quest for making an outreach and finding leaders of the other side (in this instance, Christians, for their holiest time of the year).  Bishop Plummer mistakenly seems to think this tradition was created in his honor.

Israel always paid the utmost respect to other religions; much to its own detriment.

Next time you are in Jerusalem, you may want to visit the Jerusalem Residence of Yitzchak Ben Zvi, Israel’s 2nd president (1952 – 1963). At a time that Israel did not have means and was struggling to survive, he (and his wife) thought it would be most appropriate to be at a humble abode, a shack. There he hosted dignitaries from the entire world.

A family member of ours served at the President’s residence under Ben Zvi, and his son took us on a tour there in November 2019. Among the pix on the walls, there are pix of President Ben Zvi hosting the Christian leaders in Israel. There is nothing new under the sun, and such meetings/receptions were not for the sake of photo-op, rather real of intention, reflective of an attitude and a reality on the ground. Their mere existence evidence the importance given by Israel to cultivating a two-way relationship, at times of need and at time of joy.

So for a newcomer to teach us that the current president’s opening the residence for such a reception is a sign in the right direction simply shows that new-comer is under the mistaken illusion that life and reality commenced upon his most recent arrival, and thus that things revolve around him.  Not so.

(4) Truth vs. Evil Fiction

If one is under the impression, after reading this article, that Christians are persecuted in Israel, or that it is commonplace for a Christian believer in Israel to be threatened or to be afraid, or for churches to be vandalized and desecrated, such are false and most dangerous accusations.

If something like that happens, and should file a police report. Then another. And another. This will create a track record, an audit trail, and it will not go unnoticed.  

In Israel it would prompt individuals and non-profits to immediate action. It would give them pleasure and an occupation. It would provide a point about which to argue and fight. This is, before all, Israel!

But to generalize and claim that it is commonplace in Israel is a frightening misrepresentation of reality. There are so many places of non-Jewish worship, and they are all part of the tapestry that is Israel. They are protected under the law and in practice, but more so, they are the commonplace throughout Israel. That is exactly the reason that Bahai, Ahmadi, Druze, Armenian, Greek-Orthodox and so very many other minorities find Israel to be the only safe haven throughout the Middle East and the African continent.

So what is one to learn from this article? That Evangelical Christians are persecuted in Israel, disrespected, not allowed to practice freely, maybe crucified? Do those Evangelical Christians (and all other Christians) who chose to live in Israel even aware of the conditions described? Do they share the experiences?

Why would Christians who live in Israel for a very long time not utter a word when we meet each year? They have not been shy about anything, except what should be most important (life and safety)?

If the situation is so bad, how is it that everyone waited for Bishop Plummer to arrive to Israel to discover the horrible truth and lead the fight to change it? Is he the only one that can see, the only one that has the courage and power to act? Maybe a mashiach has finally arrived to the Holy Land?  I am sorry if this sounds disrespectful, but I cannot reconcile what I have witnessed year after year after year for decades with what someone who has moved to Israel less than two years ago claims is a real pandemic. Either I am blind, deaf and dumb – I am not – or something is really wrong in the accusations brought forth. And thus, Pablo, I turn to your question about this article and what might be behind it.

(5) Israel’s Detractors

Dr. Nankin hosted at his home one of the leaders of the Coptic Church (there is a large community in Los Angeles) following unfavorable statements by the Coptic Pope regarding Israel some years ago. While I can understand why the Coptic Pope in Egypt may not have favorable things to say about Israel, as his fiduciary responsibility is first and foremost to his people who are persecuted, arrested, tortured and murdered and will be at even greater risk if he dares say anything positive about Israel, I cannot understand Christian Arabs in Israel.  

Maybe Bishop Plummer only hears what those who speak with a forked tongue have to say?

Christian Arabs know that the only place they can worship freely and safely in the entire area called the greater Middle East and the African continent is the Jewish State of Israel.

The only place where Christians are safe in this entire region is under Jewish rule of law, practice and traditions.  

Christian Arabs know that they will have to pay a Dhimmitude tax and live as second-class citizens anywhere else throughout the Muslim world. They fled from Bethlehem. They fled from Lebanon. They fled from Iran and Iraq. In fact, if the (Catholic) Pope stood by them, they would have fled Africa rather than die there. Apparently, they are not really welcome anywhere in the entire region, except in Israel.  This is why their numbers in this only safe haven grow constantly.

If given a choice to live in the Jewish State or under Arab/Palestinian/Iranian/Muslim rule, they will never choose the latter. And yet, they criticize and malign Israel. I have never understood why so very few of them find the courage or exhibit the characteristics they preach to stand up and defend Israel; unless they think that they have a future at all if Israel will cease to exist.

Is it possible that after 74 years of “Suffering” after the “Great Catastrophe,” Christians in Israel finally have a messiah who has arrived on a white donkey to rescue them from bondage? Maybe, like the Hebrews in Egypt, they did not even understand their plight, and a new Moses has arrived to deliver them to freedom?

The story of Moses took place thousands of years ago, and Christians in Israel enjoy freedoms that can be found nowhere else. The only Messiah we are all waiting to reveal Himself is not a flesh and blood who has arrived with his First Lady to Israel during the Great Pandemic. To this point I can attest with my life.

(6) Addressing the Claims – Let’s examine the situation on the ground 

Is it possible that there are those Jewish Israelis who are hesitant, cautious or even unwelcoming to Christians in Israel? Of course. There is a two millennium history of Jewish persecution, of blaming us for the Crucifixion, of blood libels directed at us and using Jews as scapegoats. There is a very noticeable effort of proselytizing Jews by Christians in Israel. This causes the sensitivity, suspicion and distrust to increase.

These are issues we work to address, one small step forward at a time, brick after brick.

When on Israel’s Independence Day, at the heart of Tel Aviv, people are accosted by attempts to lure them to leave their Jewish home and replace it with another, it causes concern. When Israelis are approached both directly and covertly in an attempt to convert them, the foundations of the bridge being built during the last twenty some years – this hyphen between Judeo and Christian – shake.

But the overwhelming feeling is that of coming together, not apart. We know our past. We understand the dangers of the present. And we raise our eyes to the future, all pre-told in our Bible. We are very sensitive to it all, and we take baby steps, one after the other.  Today we are running together, long distances. We have become a team. Dependable, trustworthy, inseparable. 

Even the most Orthodox Jewish religious leaders are opening to conversation, if not outright direct relations with our Christian brethren. It is a new day, a most magnificent day in the making, and the first rays of sun are most encouraging.

From the Prime Minister to the President of Israel, past and present, members of the Knesset, religious, business and other leaders, Israel joins in extending a hand to Christians in Israel and throughout the world. Christians realize that without their roots, the Old Testament, they cease to exist; without a certain Jewish Rabbi, they cannot exist. And thus we stand one entire, blessed body, roots to leaves, proud and most grateful.

If the situation is as Bishop Plummer describes, we will all go out to change it. But we have not been late arrivals to the scene. We have been in the trenches for two decades and longer, and we still know to differentiate between cow manure and the smell of citrus blossom. We will not allow false prophets with an agenda to cast an evil spell on us. Instead, we will continue fighting side-by-side with others, Jews and Christians together, arm in arm, one protecting the other, against all attacks. Our very survival is at stake, and our enemies know that the only way for them to prevail is to sow doubt and confusion. We have to make sure this does not succeed!

Always,

Ari Bussel
bussel@me.com

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

© Ari Bussel



Seek the Uplifting During Lawless Days


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© January 2, 2022

For criticizing Christians more interested in Denominational doctrine than the testimony of the Word of God, I point out that New Testament prophecy is less foretelling and more forthtelling to edification, exhortation, and comfort. The Scripture context via the New King James Version I Corinthians 14: 1-5

1Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; [a]for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. [Bold emphasis Blog Editor’s]

I typically receive criticism when I share uplifting words from Ministers of the Gospel that are considered in the Christian genre known as the Prophetic Ministry. However, it is my opinion we live in trying days. We live in days in America in which the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and (VERY SAD) the Judicial Branch have seemingly shredded the Original Intent of the Founders’ Constitution into inactive irrelevance.

Hence when WE THE PEOPLE of the U.S. Constitution can longer trust the government to uphold the premise of the Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor’s] – Constitution Annotated (Intercessors For America examined Christianity in the Constitution under the title “CHRISTIANITY AND THE CONSTITUTION” posted 5/13/19)

SO AGAIN, we are living in trying days in which the rule of law is seeming created by fiat via bureaucrats and Executive Orders restricting the Liberty of dissent by WE THE PEOPLE. Thanks to the CCP virus Biblical Christians are a target more than ever by the government. AND SO, I am cross posting uplifting words from two Prophetic Ministries shared by The Elijah List.

The first is from Hank Kunneman the Senior Pastor of Lord of Hosts Church, a thriving church in Omaha, Nebraska from 1/1/22 and the second from Marsha Burns who along with her husband Bill Burns pastors Faith Tabernacle in Kremmling, Colorado from 1/2/22.

JRH 1/2/22

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Hank Kunneman: “2022: The Year of the Spoil”

By Hank Kunneman

Posted by Steve Shultz

Jan 1, 2022

The Elijah List

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

I have come to highly respect the prophetic words and the ministry of Hank Kunneman.

Our readers and viewers have been truly blessed every time they hear his prophetic words from the Lord…and we will continue bringing them to you!

There are so many things God is doing this year…and one of them Hank mentions in his recent word for 2022: The Year of the Spoil.

As Hank shares in his word: Let Thy Kingdom come on Earth, upon this nation.

Amen! Now that’s a good prayer declaration to start off 2022! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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“2022: The Year of the Spoil”

Hank Kunneman, Omaha, NE

Brenda & Hank Kunneman

Word of the Lord released on December 19, 2021 at Lord of Hosts Church:

A Great Light

“Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)

The Lord says: “Therefore, a great light, as it was in the days of the announcement of the Christ; once again there is an announcement, that I speak from My throne – of a great light. And those who sit in darkness, those who are [a] part of darkness – those who have cooperated with darkness shall see this great light.

“And I have declared to you, before, that you are in the revolution of light. And I speak to you that are in fear,” says the Living God, “that this that I speak of – this revolution of light – is My purposeful overthrow of the darkness, the agenda; the things that they say, that they shall continue to ‘stand as they are’ – they shall suddenly shift.

A Great Shaking

“There shall be a great shaking that is upon My hands and upon My agenda, and the ‘stomping out’ of My feet,” says the Lord. “Therefore, the earth will shake in the season that you are coming into. You say, ‘But, Lord, the earth shakes anyway.’ Not the way that I will shake it,” says the Living God. “And there will be numbers upon the Richter scale that they will say, ‘We have not seen at this level.’ Look to the places that it shall shake.

“And they will say, ‘What is this? We have not seen a shaking of the soil in this place recorded before.’ For My feet are stomping; My feet are moving. Therefore, that which has been seated by their own agenda and by the hands of the enemy – at My shaking – they shall be taken out and removed,” says the Living God!

2022 – The Year of Spoil

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“You ask, ‘What about 2020-WON [2021]?’ I laugh at you. I laugh at you. I laugh at you that you would ask! For you have doubted My words and you have doubted Me; you have doubted My spokesmen, and they are not to be ‘about’ their reputation. For those who speak as My vessels, prophesying – it is not about their reputation; it is about My words, My agenda. Therefore,” says the Living God, “you will see 2021, but you will see it in the ‘year of spoil’ – 2022, the reward of the Lord. 

The “Unusual” – Mild & Extreme

“Watch… ‘unusual’ will be what they report. ‘Unusual’ will be what they write; what they show upon the screens through the cameras. Why would this be? Because I’m coming; with the movement of My feet, with unusual shakings, but there will [also] be unusual temperatures. As I have prophesied before: this season you are in, look for ME – mild and extreme, ME. And this will mark the season that men who have been in fear, those who have mocked and those who have given up will see that I have not given up.

“Therefore, look for ME – mild, extreme, ‘unusual.’ As I am stomping My feet, I am bringing a ‘reordering’ and a reset of My feet and My hands, and a reversal to bring a rebirthing upon this land, that you will experience the great light of an awakening; where those who sit in darkness shall see the light of their salvation, but they will [also] see the light of truth, as 2022 shall reveal truth in a way that you have not seen before. And truth shall be upheld and truth shall be that which brings consequences; and righteousness and justice shall prevail.

Closing Word from Hank Kunneman

Let Thy Kingdom come on Earth, upon this nation. As it is in Heaven, it is now! I stand as the vessel for the Living God who shall not be contested or challenged for His words. But what we say is the agreement of the voice of God Himself; therefore it is so.

I feel God is literally moving His feet, shaking, and putting out Hell’s agenda and their fires. (To watch this full prophetic word click here.)

[Blog Editor: Here is the video linked above:

Youtube VIDEO: Prophecy: The Revolution of Light, God’s Purposeful Overthrow of Hell’s Agenda, and Great Shakings

Posted by Hank and Brenda Kunneman

Posted on Dec 28, 2021

Watch this powerful, prophetic word by Pastor Hank Kunneman on December 19, 2021 regarding great shakings, the revolution of light, and 2022, the year of the Lord’s spoil. The Great Light of Truth is invading the nation of America and nations of the earth as God is bringing a reordering, a restoring, and a reversal by way of His hand!]

Hank Kunneman
One Voice Ministries

Email: hankandbrenda@ovm.org
Website: www.hankandbrenda.org

Hank Kunneman is the senior pastor of Lord of Hosts Church, a thriving church in Omaha, Nebraska, and founder of One Voice Ministries. As an uncompromising voice that God is using to stir up the Body of Christ, he is known for a strong prophetic anointing as he preaches. He travels and ministers extensively as he and his wife, Brenda, preach together at conferences, churches, and national television programs throughout the United States and overseas. Together, the Kunneman’s also host their own nationally and internationally televised weekly program, New Level with Hank and Brenda, airing on Daystar Television Network, Victory Television Network, and Faith Broadcasting Network. Pastor Hank is a published author with both Destiny Image and Charisma House, with his most recent books being The Lord Himself Is Stepping In, Prophesy with the Wind in Your Mouth, My Heart Cries Abba Father, The Revealer of Secrets, Barrier Breakers, and Don’t Leave God Alone. He has also written and created several children’s books.

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Marsha Burns: “Following Our Spiritual Compass”

By Marsha Burns

Posted by Steve Shultz

Jan 2, 2022

The Elijah List

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

I know many people enjoy the prophetic words that Marsha and Bill Burns release on a daily basis.

This recent word from Marsha Burns about the Spiritual Compass you should be following will really encourage you in this new year.

Marsha also shares this word from the Lord:

The Lord says, “Just as you are the apple of My eye, I want to also be the center of your life and everything that exists in it…”

Now that’s a good word as we go into a new year. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Enjoy!

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“Following Our Spiritual Compass”

Marsha Burns, Kremmling, CO

The Rockies

I define our compass as the spiritual instrument of God—the Holy Spirit pointing to our destination and showing us the way to go.

The Lord says, “I will shine a light on your heart so that you can see clearly your spiritual condition. I will show you where you need to make adjustments and how you must proceed. Do not bemoan your errors and short-comings. Rather, allow the corrections to be the platform to reset your spiritual compass.

In a vision, I saw a spotlight shining from Heaven into our hearts to reveal those things that need to be considered, because God is drawing us close to Himself by causing us to be one with Him, through His righteousness in us.

And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” (Romans 6:13)

The Apple of His Eye

The Lord says, “Just as you are the apple of My eye, I want to also be the center of your life and everything that exists in it. Your place of safety is in your ability to allow Me to be your all in all. Let everything in your sphere of existence be in accord with My Word and My presence. Give Me preeminence. That is the place where you can be in health and prosper in all things.

Keep My commands and live, and My law as the apple of your eye.” (Proverbs 7:2)

But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

We Are Living Epistles

The Lord says, “You are My ambassadors on the earth. I want you to exhibit My character and nature in every situation. Where there is vitriol, let there be grace; where there is hatred, let there be love; where there is lack, let there by charity. Allow Me to work through you in unprecedented ways. The world needs righteous people more than ever.” 

man looking at horizon (Photo via Piqsels)

You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” (2 Corinthians 3:2)

The people of this world are seemingly more entrenched in hatred than ever before. And, we know that this is a sign of the end of the age. We don’t know how long this end-of-the-age season will last, but we know that it is high time to get right with God.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.” (Mark 13:8)

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” (Romans 13:11-14)

Guard Your Temple

The Lord says, “Guard your spiritual and mental space from the enemy’s intrusion just as vehemently as you would guard your home from intruders and robbers. Do not forget that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it is your job to keep that temple in such a way as to allow My Spirit to not only inhabit, but to take charge.”

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

Wandering Mind

“Many of you are afflicted with a wandering mind so that you entertain whatever thought that comes along, even when it takes you away from Me,” says the Lord. “Staying in My presence is a discipline that is vital to your spiritual growth and stability. Keep Me always in your thoughts, internal conversation, and in your heart.”

Wandering Mind (Photo via Pixabay)

“Many of you are afflicted with a wandering mind so that you entertain whatever thought that comes along, even when it takes you away from Me,” says the Lord. “Staying in My presence is a discipline that is vital to your spiritual growth and stability. Keep Me always in your thoughts, internal conversation, and in your heart.”

With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!” (Psalm 119:10)

The will is the guardian of the mind. It is up to us to keep our thoughts focused on God. Discipline of the wandering mind is what we all must learn and practice. When we are distracted by things of the world, we must retrieve those thoughts and restore godly focus.

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

Have Faith

By faith we have relationship with God in Christ, by the Holy Spirit. Faith establishes us in unity with Him. Faith gains strength in tests and trials.

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)

We need to deliberately nourish our faith and refuse to feed on doubt and unbelief!

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:6-9)

Summary

The message to us at this time is to allow the light of God to reveal our hearts. We are His living epistles and must guard our spiritual space, rein in our wandering minds, be righteous, feed our faith and put God first. Amen!

Bill and Marsha Burns
Faith Tabernacle

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These Lawless Days Might be an Antichrist Precursor


BUT the End of the Book Shows Jesus Wins!

John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© December 30, 2021

Geri Ungurean of the blog Absolute Truth from the Word of God shared a roughly 40-minute documentary style movie on the rise of the Antichrist presented by the AoC Network (as in Ambassadors of Christ not the antichrist-dominated Leftist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).

In case you haven’t noticed. We currently live in an age Dem-Marxist lawlessness in which the Constitution is shredded meaning the rule of law is meaningless. There are no to little meaning to the Constitution’s Checks-and-Balances for there is the appearance the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches are dedicated to shredding the Constitution rendering We The People are in peril of despotic domination from the government rather than the government serving the PEOPLE as a Republic.

It is APPARENT the stage is set for a global dominating Antichrist world government aimed at destroying God’s people who know Jesus the Son of God as Savior.

So as you watch this disturbing documentary and you may have already personally experienced glimpses of tyrannical despotism, I can reassure those who stand with the Risen Savior Jesus the Christ – FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT still brings victory! The REDEEMED reign with Jesus when HE returns spanking the unholy trinity of Satan, Antichrist and False Prophet.

A glimpse of victory over evil from Revelation 19: 6-9, 11-16, 19-21; 20: 7-10 (NKJV):

Revelation 19:6-9

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the[a] Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

Revelation 19:11-16 Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He [a]had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in [b]fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a [c]sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 19:19-21

19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Revelation 20:7-10 Satanic Rebellion Crushed

Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where[a] the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

For the full context of absolute victory over wicked days by King Jesus, you should Chapters 19-22 of the Revelation Jesus gave to the Apostle John.

AND NOW THE DOCUMENTARY you should watch.

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Ari Email – Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021


I haven’t heard from my online friend Ari Bussel for quite some time. Yesterday he sent a Christmas Eve greeting that includes an audio dialogue between Ari and Norma Zager which will give you a great idea on how those two interact their “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel.”

Ari Bussel (cropped from 2015 post “Join Ari Bussel on a Tour of Jerusalem, Israel”) and Norma Zager (from a Pelican Publishing Company bio-page)

The Ari email also included some attachments of past Christmas titles he wrote which I will included after roughly after the audio dialogue.

I think you find the dialogue fascinating for it includes COVID-Omicron, Dems and Republicans and of course Israel.

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Ari Email – Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021

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By Ari Bussel

Sent 12/24/2021 7:54 PM

Dear Friends,

On this Christmas Eve, 2021, a bucket of blessings – may the joy of the season engulf you to the point you will feel like a couple dancing and dancing until your breath is taken away like a couple who knows they are – from marriage to death – one; inseparable; a husband and wife may your head spin with energy, with clarity of vision and unshakable commonsense and with the knowledge that good things are yet to happen that God is Great (or as I always say, “excellent”) no matter what!

Back in 2008, at this time exactly, I ventured from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Returning very late at night and sat down to write, by that time it was Christmas morning here in the USA and a friend, Pam, was in church reading my report (we will not address the “reading” in church – on the Jewish side we have the same issue of “talking” in the synagogue) and that was the greatest gift for me for years to come.

Ten years later I recounted part of that experience of an Israeli and American passports holder venturing into a town to a holy place where Jews are not allowed and are not welcomed where such a visit can be most dangerous to their lives and to the wellbeing of the State of Israel 

You are invited to read “The Day I Discovered God:” [Blog Editor: Can be read below]

And now, three years later, the world is like nothing anyone had envisioned and we still do not see the light at the end of the tunnel (although we know with absolute certainty there is light and there is a way out!) I sat to write another Christmas message recounting my ongoing negotiations with none other than God our Lord Himself (some would call it “Chutzpah,” but then it is the Israeli blood in me, the stubbornness of every Jewish person since the times we were slaves in Egypt to present day and God is used to it already; He even likes his children being so very stiff necked at times!)

You are invited to read “A Christmas to Remember:” [Blog Editor: posted below “The Day I Discovered God.”]

And if you prefer, you are invited to listen to the latest episode of my colleague Norma Zager and my radio show – the Jewish Voice on Christian Radio – airing this weekend “It’s a Wonderful Christmas,” here:

https://www.kbriteradio.com/eye-to-eye/ [Blog Editor: Link in email that brings to many Ari/Norma titles]

SoundCloud AUDIO: It’s A Wonderful Christmas

Posted 12/22/21

To you and your families,

remember:  It is a wonderful Christmas

and we are so very grateful for being alive!

Always,

Ari Bussel

bussel@me.com

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The Day I Discovered God

By Ari Bussel

A Song of Ascents: Out of the depths I have called Thee, O, God. Lord, listen to my voice, let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.” (Psalms 130:1-2)

I discovered God on Christmas Eve.

I knew all along God exists, but I never had any direct dealing with God.

In Israel, at a time that a phone was connected to the wall, there was at most one phone line per household – after many years of waiting – and phone calls were charged by the minute or a fraction thereof, God’s presence in His City, Jerusalem, was often referred to as a “local call.”

People had direct dealings with God. A man, for instance, was very much in a rush on a busy errands day, but there was no parking space to be found.

He turns to God and says, “God, if You only make a parking space available for me now, I will observe the Sabbath and do all that You want me to do.”

Not a minute passes, and a parking space becomes available. The man turns to God and says, “God, no need anymore, I already found one myself!”

Since I am not a Jerusalemite, I did not have direct dealings with God. Until that faithful day-before-Christmas, when I was 42 year old.

Jewish people are not allowed in Palestinian-controlled territories. “Peaceful co-existence” for the Palestinian is a land void of Jews. If a Jew wanders into their midst, he likely will be murdered, as were two reservists who were lost, taken to a local police station, tormented

almost to death then thrown from the balcony to the celebrating, ecstatic mob that finished the task.

Israel’s so-called “peace partners” want the entire land of Israel, and they neither slumber nor sleep until the entire area is “clean of Jews.”

The prohibition against Jews-in-their-midst is most stern. If an owner of land or property were to sell it to a Jew, he has broken the law, a most despicable act punishable by death.

I happened to be in Israel on Christmas Eve when I was 42. I was determined to go to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. It was not a pilgrimage for me, rather a childhood memory, when there were only single TV stations, and all in black and white. I remember a Christmas Tree, the sight of snow and the feeling of Christmas morning in Bethlehem.

Clearly, I could not miss the opportunity of being in Israel and not going to Bethlehem.

Alas, Israeli-Jews are prohibited from passing from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, lest they be murdered or kidnapped. Americans at that time were not very welcome either. But I was determined to see if my childhood memory had anything to do with reality. As a foreign correspondent in Israel, I decided that nothing bad can happen to me.

Thus, my first stop was to the Government Press Office, in charge of all foreign correspondents in Israel.

“Do you have your (American) Passport?” asked the high-ranking Government official. “Then you can go.”

With that blessing, I proceeded to a venture of a lifetime, Christmas Eve in Bethlehem.

Alas, it got close to midnight, and as the excitement wore off (after a delightful dinner, with some fellow Americans – we were the only

ones in the restaurant, as tourists that year stayed away from Palestinian-controlled areas), I decided to return.

I realized I was alone, other than some policemen/military with rifles in the middle of the street. That was danger, not safety for a foreigner, especially one who looks Israeli.

My previous attitude dissipated. I was no longer the confident “nothing-bad-will-happen-to-me” foreign correspondent. I look Middle Eastern, and not the Arab type. In fact, I looked completely out of place.

It is exactly for such a reason that Israelis are prohibited from crossing the border, lest something bad happen to them.

I was in a deserted neighborhood. Darkness all around, now not a person in sight. I could hear dogs barking and my heart was beating wildly.

Fear had not frozen me completely. I realized that if I were to walk along the Wall – the one extending 18 feet high, preventing the transfer of terrorists into Jerusalem where they exploded themselves in crowded places shouting “Allah U Akbar” – as long as I did not let it out of my sight, I would eventually arrive at a crossing.

It was exactly at that time that I found myself negotiating with God. “If I only return to Israel safe and sound,” and “if You only guide and protect me, Oh, God.”

My session of pleas apparently distracted me completely and even managed to calm my nerves. I was so absorbed in my own private redemption and salvation, that when an Israeli soldier appeared some hundred yards ahead of me, his rifle pointing directly at me, and ordered me to stop and raise my hands, I was elated. My own Christmas Jubilation.

I try not to involve God in helping me find a parking space or other such mundane things. But the flashing of all the most-horrible outcomes of my adventure to Bethlehem was traumatic enough to have shaken me so that I was reciting Psalms 121: “A Song of Ascents: I lift my eyes to the mountains, from where will my help come. My help is from God, who made heaven and earth. … God is your keeper, God is your shadow, upon your right hand. … God will keep you from all evil, He will safeguard your soul. … God will guard your going and coming, from this time and for ever.”

I have ventured outside of Jerusalem to Bethlehem, from light to darkness, from safety to peril. And I did it out of my own volition, as if testing God.

Bethlehem lost its holiness under Palestinian rule. The Christians were driven away. Luckily, Jerusalem remains standing, a beacon of light and safety, peace and security.

When I returned I was grateful; oh, so very grateful. It was as if I managed, just moments earlier, to escape from the gates of Hell, and here I was back at the Kingdom of Heaven, of God the Almighty Himself.

The years have passed, and although I knew before God existed, I discovered God and the sanctity of life on that Christmas Eve in Bethlehem.

The New Testament tells us in Matthew 2: “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem saying, ‘Where is He that is born King of the Jews?’ for we have seen His star in the east and we have come to worship Him.

“When Herod the King had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the Prophet: ‘And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel.’’” [KJV]

The reference is to the Prophet Micah (5:1 in the Old Testament). We note that Beth Lehem is the birthplace of King David (1st Samuel 16:1) and there he was anointed.

And so we arrive at the essence of the Christmas story. Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ and in the Bible realizes and knows that Jesus is an heir of King David and that He has arisen from within Judaism.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, a Governor, a King among the princes of Judah. Judah-Judea-Jewish, how interesting; how everlasting.

For anyone to reinvent the story nowadays and call Jesus a “Palestinian” is a travesty and sacrilegious. For anyone to claim Bethlehem has roots or any connection whatsoever with a made-up “Palestine” (a name from very many centuries later) is dangerous, and the intention bogus and misleading.

All that any Christian needs to do to clear the air is open the Bible and read. Most Christians live the Word of the Bible, but those who believe but need to pick up the Bible, remove a layer of dust and read, do so!

The Prophet Isaiah tells us (9:5): “For a child has been born to us, a son was given to us, and the position is upon His shoulder, and His name is wonder advisor, a hero god, the father of eternity, the minister of peace.” [alternative translation: “His name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”]

Once, not long ago, there was a majority of Christians in the city that is the birthplace of Christ. Then Palestinian terrorists desecrated the Church of Nativity, using it as a compound to which they knew Israelis will not enter or harm, for it is a religious place. They persecuted the Christians – as is the common practice throughout

Arab lands in the Middle East and the African Continent – and drove them away.

Today there are less than a couple of percent Christians in Bethlehem. Not only is the area “clean of Jews,” it will soon be completely devoid of Christians as well. For our enemies try to destroy the Saturday and the Sunday people, and then they proceed to murder their own as well (e.g. Daesh; Muslim Brotherhood; Hamas; Hezbollah; Iran; …). Nothing is sacred to them, except Death, Satan and Hell.

Let us celebrate our God, for we are all His people, on Christmas Day and every day of the year.

Let us separate truth from fiction, reality and history from make-belief and distortion. Jesus was not a Palestinian. He was Jewish and born in Judea.

There cannot be “Settlements” in the area that for three thousand years was Judea and Samaria. Erase that, and Jews do not exist, nor are Samaritans (or Good Samaritans).

Our enemies tried to erase Jerusalem, but their curses turned into blessings. One cannot prevail when one sets eyes on destroying God or harming the Apple of His Eye.

Let us stand firm and protect our very essence, for a fight against Jerusalem, Jews and Christians is a fight against God the Almighty, Lord of Hosts.

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A Christmas to Remember

By Ari Bussel

We are all familiar with the reality that the older we get, the quicker time passes. But this year, the second year of the Great Pandemic, has disappeared with astonishing speed, that it seems that God Himself has hastened it to move on, to soon be forgotten.

God and I have an ongoing discussion, already two years in the making. First, I prayed that the Pandemic that was just given a name would disappear into nonbeing in an instant, and that this Act of God will take place before the first night of Passover. It did not, and I did not give up. I wished it to go away by the end of Passover, for we do celebrate seven days.

I was very flexible – any day of the seven days of Passover would be acceptable; and as they passed and nothing happened, I put my faith on the very last day. God’s messenger refused to leave. So I continued praying with all my might. The fate of the entire world was on the balance. God has sent a messenger on a mission, and that messenger was not leaving until he got the job done. It may not be the culture on earth, but definitely the angels are being held accountable; dereliction of duty is not possible.

When the next Passover was upon us, after an entire year of isolation, I again repeated my request. But since I did so in jest, so as not to fall deeper into despair in case it was not answered again, God did not take my prayers seriously. When we give ourselves a way out, we do not fully mean what we request. Besides, God is under no obligation to heed to our requests. It is a very important lesson we need to remember always: Asking does not grant us an entitlement.

The situation around us became intense, frighteningly dangerous. Darkness has engulfed us and became thicker, impenetrable with each passing day. No, it was not the additional six hundred thousand who succumbed to the disease here in the USA alone (three times as

many as in the first year). No one said a word about that. It was a most evil darkness of another kind.

Those who had ever lived under Communism or Nazism, or in Iran, Gaza or Syria, may know what really frightens me. The grab of power; the Cancel Culture that pervaded the country; the loss of guiding principles that tip toward the greater good and the long term health and wellbeing of the country; the urge to punish the other who does not think like us and the joy such act provides; and the lingering effects of this disease on generations to come.

We heard calls to bring about “unity,” but that did not mean willingness to give in just a bit to achieve this goal. Rather, the message was: You must all stand obedient, like good soldiers, and do whatever we tell you. You must all think the way we tell you. Be warned, if you do not obey, if you dare think differently, your punishment will be severe. Dare us not!

Historians have grappled with the question why did the Jews not rebel in the Concentration Camps or the Ghettos. Did they simply go like sheep to the slaughter? The numbers were in their favor. But the spirit and the will were not there. They did not comprehend what was happening to them, that the atrocities being carried day and night are even possible by those enlightened fellow human beings who took such great delight in doing the unimaginable.

[There are clearly exceptions. The two that immediately come to mind are the most heroic and inspirational Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Crematorium Revolt in Auschwitz-Birkenau.]

How is it possible that 75 to 100 million Americans do not rise to protect all that is dear to their hearts and essence of existence? The skies have been obfuscated and no one is standing for the truth or common sense any more. The despair is most contagious. Anyone daring to express the sentiment like at the beginning of this paragraph is a Domestic Terrorist, and thus must be hunted, punished and eliminated. So people are afraid.

There are no longer Checks and Balances. We are all standing for hours in the cold, being taunted, tortured, and no one says a pip.

People are silenced. People are afraid. And we let ourselves a way out, much like Ari in his negotiations with God the Almighty: “Come November 2022, things will take a turn, the darkness will start dissipating, there will be light again.”

Anyone entertaining oneself with such false hopes better realize that we have seen nothing yet. There is nothing more addicting and intoxicating than the feeling of absolute power, and those holding it will do everything to make sure it remains in their hands.

Will we have to learn to live with this new reality, maybe get a booster every three to four months? There are those who tell us the Pandemic is here to stay, that we better get used to it. However, we are not blind and stupid, and we do remember history. Nature is cyclical, and nothing is absolute and forever – other than God.

Pandemics came and went. This one, too, shall be over, and I keep negotiating with God, praying most eagerly to God, begging Him to consider, that it will happen sooner rather than later.

In politics too, the nightmare of this past year – from open borders to inflation, to the spread of the virus and its variants, supply chain issues and workers shortage, violence and crime skyrocketing and the police doing little or nothing, a Commander in Chief who has cognitive difficulties and a world that stopped taking the US seriously – will be over.

It will take an act of God or good people standing up for the truth and what is right, but change will come about. Until then, we lift our eyes to the mountains and know from where salvation will come:

Our help will come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

God is our Keeper, He is our shade upon our right hand

God will keep us from all evil, He will protect our souls

God will guard our coming and our going, from this time forward for all times

On this Christmas Eve, as we look around, with family and friends abound, with abundance of health and our faculties intact, our gratitude is about to erupt – for there is so much to celebrate.

In the midst of all the darkness, small, individual lights appear, joining one another, much like in the Jewish Festival of Lights, making us one strong force for good.

May we all realize the beauty of the Season and the roles we need to play in this most magnificent story; a story called Our Life.

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Edited by John R. Houk

© Ari Bussel

It’s Christmas – Let Us Rejoice and Reject This Human Created Foreboding


I pray I am not the only Conservative-Patriot that has noticed a general ambivalence and near acceptance of the Dem-Marxist coup that has brought America a god-redefining (better to read, “GODLESS”) fraudulently President.

If you actually observed 2020 election rallies – tens of thousands for Trump and barely hundreds in individual circles or miniscule cars for Chairman-Dementia Joe – and believe the crooked faux-Prez achieved 80 million votes, then you might be an idiot. If you wonder if our Judicial system is corrupt with EVERY level of Court choosing to ignore the merits of voting crimes telling Americans that voters DO NOT have standing to challenge by civil suit the OBVIOUS merits of election irregularities and crimes absolutely ignored by the Legislative and Executive (specifically the DOJ of the Executive) Branches therefore eradicating the premise of Constitutional Checks and Balances, then your wondering is genius.

I discovered this clip on the new Matrix movie that actually inspires me to watch a Hollywood production:

Bitchute VIDEO: “THE SHEEPLE… THEY WANT TO BE CONTROLLED. THEY CRAVE THE COMFORT OF CERTAINTY”

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First published December 23rd, 2021 20:55 UTC

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With these introductory thoughts I share a Last Refuge post on Conservative foreboding mixed with some Christmas hope.

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It’s Christmas – Let Us Rejoice and Reject This Human Created Foreboding

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December 24, 2021 

The Last Refuge (aka The Conservative Treehouse)

I first wrote about the great purposeful foreboding last year.  I never thought it would apply to a second advent.  Essentially, this foreboding narrative stems from a political message promoted this year by a godless joy-sucking White House: “A winter of death” awaits the unvaccinated.  Seriously?

Seriously!  Stop for a minute. Just stop.

Stop and think about the purpose of that narrative, and then ask yourself, are you succumbing to it?

Santa Prays at Portrait of Jesus

This is the day of great joy, the greatest joy of all.  A day when we celebrate a loving and purposeful blessing provided to us by our Creator.  The universal truth. The pure perfection of a loving Child born in the most ordinary fashion for us, to us, to guide and share the most blessed and purposeful message that could ever be delivered to mankind:  You are Loved.

Pause amid the human distractions.  That message of love is pure.

Stop and sit in peace, and join together in the joy.

Yes, it is true, all around us is this great sense of foreboding ugh, and it’s not just connected to a virus; it’s everything before and everything since.  Everything being created around us is weird, everything created around us is less comfortable, everything created around us is intended to project less joy – and as a consequence, it requires an intensity of thought just to carry on ordinary events.

Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is tonight and tomorrow. Yet, almost everything created around us seems purposefully placed to distract from that joy – and focus our attention on what joy we are missing. At the heart of that effort is an anxiety, a sense of foreboding. A sense of fear and worry, and a sense of trepidation.

In our daily lives, we encounter ordinary disconnects now. Masked faces are disconnecting our sense of interaction, our human connection. Unfortunately, and as a natural outcome of these challenges, we are accepting disconnect and creating a void inside ourselves. At the same time, COVID is physically disconnecting people from their families.

Many families will not gather this year to celebrate the joyous event of Christ’s birth. Many parents and grandparents will not see their adult children for the first time in years, perhaps ever.  Many destabilized families are disconnecting as they succumb to fractures, instructions, created by people who appointed themselves as leaders.

It is almost unbelievable when you contemplate the damage.   Politicians, yes P.O.L.I.T.I.C.I.A.N.S, have created terms and conditions, instructions for you and me, with the expectation that somehow we will adhere to their fiats or accept their aspersions.

I reject this.

My Faith Will Stand

I reject this effort with every fiber of my being.

Division, regardless of intent, is not a term or condition that I will accept.  However, amid all of this bombardment, flux and ugh, even simple tasks like decorating the Christmas tree feel somehow – senseless, seem less joyful.

Perhaps financial worry, again driven by the outcomes of man, stems the joy in shopping for family and friends. Perhaps the shine within the cheer is slightly dimmed, because all around us is something we cannot quite describe, yet we feel it.

Perhaps tears flow at times, and we struggle to understand what this unusual anxiety is all about. Then, we begin to struggle with the feelings of shame or guilt for being weak and allowing our humanity to pour out of our human selves. Then, at the worst possible time in the year, our faith organizations are slow to understand the importance of fellowship and community amid an upheaval that has taken our center from under our feet.

The insufferable lack of regional leaders standing tall only makes the anxiety worse.  Where are the brave?

Where are the purposeful few who know the benefit of larger messages?  I do not fault their absence, because their void reminds me to stop, look at that face I see while brushing my teeth, and remember the greatest strength of all is from within.  Nothing has the capacity to remove the strength provided by a loving God unless we allow it to; unless we allow them to.

As our grip on our familiar surroundings becomes more tenuous, we are faced with dictates and mandates that only exacerbate the issues our community faces.  Meanwhile, this ridiculous media drumbeats an incessant noise intent on  destabilizing us.  Perhaps we cannot quite put our finger on why the impact is worse now…. but it is.  This effort of theirs is more impactful.  It is all ugh. It is all just ugh.

If you find the assembly of these simple words familiar to your current sense, first understand YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  Second, understand there is nothing wrong with you. This blanket of anxiety is laying across our entire nation, indeed the entire world, and no matter where we stand – we are all sensing a various level of this ‘ugh’ with some familiarity. However, that said, it is important to know this is transitional. We will not be in this place long. This too shall pass.

How do we shake these destabilizing feelings and emotions?

How do we reconnect to the core-spirit we carry in our lives?

These are the questions we should use to leverage ourselves back to a center of peace and hope. These are the questions that empower us to recharge our sense of purpose and life within the lives of others, including our community, family and friends.

♦ The first way we shake this ‘ugh’, is to give to others without reservation. Giving with purpose is the true spirit of human contact. The giving is not related to money or wealth, the giving is related to our human purpose. Perhaps we give a smile. Perhaps we give a kind word. Perhaps we give a compliment, or perhaps we just give time to another.

You could give a more valuable gift this year to anyone simply by reaching them.  Perhaps send an email; or better yet, write a letter to a dear friend or family member, or just pick up the phone.  Reach out and tell them they matter and express why their place in this life of yours is important. Remind them of your specific thankfulness, and connect to the purpose of why we endeavor in this thing we call life.

Years from now, it is unlikely anyone will remember that thing they unwrapped.  What they will remember, what will have much greater impact, is a message from YOU to THEM that they matter, that they are loved.  That moment, perhaps those moments, provided by you, will NEVER be forgotten.  That look in your eye or sound of your voice that reached into them and emphasized their value, their worth, their importance.  That is the gift they will remember in great detail, forever.

The important thing is to give, and to do it without any other intent or purpose than to fill your own heart.

♦ Within the giving, remind yourself what this journey is all about and look around to recognize how fortunate we are to have this life. Choose to cherish the ultimate gift from a loving God who wants joy and hope to permeate our human sense.

Hope is the one necessary human element beyond all other facets of life. Give the gift of hope and light to those you love by first reminding yourself of the gift that a loving God has given us all. It is too easy in our human sense to forget the biggest gift we have been granted, the gift of life. The ability to live and choose how we engage in the lives of others.

Remind yourself of the kind of purposeful HOPE that would leave the most glorious throne to be born into a manger as a baby, only to grow into a Man willing to lay down His everything for the flawed people amid humanity.  Why?  Because that hope is pure.  That love is perfect.

No politics or false sense of security can overwhelm the message of HOPE that a loving God has provided. No effort of man or human disposition can surmount the greatest love of all. The message of Christ’s birth is bigger and greater than any virus or legislative battle.

“No power of hell, nor scheme of man” can come close to the purpose of God’s intent and love for you as a unique person qualified to receive that love.

Wrap yourself in the blanket of that unconditional love.  Stop what you are doing.

Pause in the peace of this moment… set down your troubles, LISTEN and FEEL.

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“Long lay the world in sin and error pining, til He appeared and the souls felt its worth. A thrill of HOPE; the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn…”

Let the tears flow, and with them release the foreboding. Engage in the next moment with a loving purpose filled with the HOPE that He provides. Fall forward to the centered purpose of your life, a very special life, and reflect on the gift we are too quick to diminish.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.” — Revelation 21:1-6

Abiding love to all.

Steadfast,

~ Sundance

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“God’s Mega Event” A Christmas Prophecy


I found the uplifting Christmas message delivered in the New Testament prophetic manner on the Xapit Social Media Platform shared by Jan Capasso. Be blessed as you read the transcription of the video which follows.

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“God’s Mega Event” A Christmas Prophecy

By Dutch Sheets

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We have spent a good deal of time this week and last addressing the abortion issue. Today’s post is a general word from Holy Spirit through my brother, Tim Sheets and connected to the first Christmas. It is powerful and VERY encouraging. You are going to want all of your friends to hear this word! Share it, please. Tim says:

“Recently, I asked Holy Spirit for fresh revelation and insight concerning this Christmas season. He very clearly responded to me saying, ‘Prophesy from Luke’s writings on the birth of Jesus Christ. Prophesy it into your times.’

“In the first chapter of Luke we read that a supernatural mega event, planned by the Godhead in heaven, had come to its appointed moment. The Christmas narrative gives us the miraculous story of Christ’s birth and it also prophesies into our times. It explains the powerful creative abilities of Almighty God that can come from the spirit realm into the natural realm and change everything. This incredible story explains how the master plan of the Godhead began to be implemented on the earth under Holy Spirit’s supervision and also with the angel armies.

“Woven throughout the story, we see how the prophetic promises that had been given for thousands of years all had to align supernaturally. The characters that were to be part of this awesome event had to be born at the right time and grow into their moment. The story reveals that hell cannot stop any purpose of God coming onto the earth. It also shows that Lucifer and his kingdom have no clear understanding of what the Godhead is planning. It proclaims that while hell’s kingdom is real, it is inferior in every way, shape and form to the Kingdom of Almighty God. And it reveals how the supernatural impacts and invades the natural realm.

“During this time of history, the soul of Israel was suppressed and there was a shroud of hopelessness throughout the land. However, God had been planning a mega event. He was planning for massive change on earth, and this is what He says is going to happen again. The miraculous birth of Jesus shows it was time for the kingship of Jesus to be introduced in a new way. It was time for a living, ever-expanding Kingdom to be revealed. The moment had come for God to be with us and for Holy Spirit to live inside of us. Holy Spirit’s hovering and overshadowing would cause new, seemingly impossible things to spring forth. He birthed something in a teenage girl that would change the world, and a few years later birthed new things in the younger generation through the disciples. We also see the older generation giving birth to the new through Zachariah and Elizabeth. Every generation was included in this mega event.

“As I prayed about this, I received a prophetic download. Hear the ‘wind words’ of Holy Spirit penetrating our times and activating power to shift a nation.

“‘For you have come to an appointed time, says the Lord of hosts. Another supernatural mega event has been planned by heaven for you. It is accelerating into the earth realm. Lucifer, his kingdom, and rulers of darkness will not stop it. You will see My kingship manifest upon the earth in new ways. New levels of reigning power will now reach into the governments of nations. Dictators, oligarchs, hierarchies and family dynasties that run with the camp of Beelzebub, and those who run demon errands will be confronted and stopped by My power. It will rise exponentially in new places, new ways and through new and renewed sons and daughters of all generations. I am releasing new mantles for new times. New anointings reserved for this era are now being poured from heaven as My supply river flows from My throne through all Ekklesias and into all of the earth.

“‘This new flow of Holy Spirit will cause the expansion of My Kingdom in ways and displays never before seen. Indeed, says the Lord, the mind of man captured and bound by reason will be blown. For it will be seen that I cannot be confined by reason or science. I cannot be confined by man’s laws or wisdom. I cannot be confined by the language of fools. I cannot be confined by your capitals, congresses or parliaments. I cannot be confined by your religions. None on earth or in the universe can confine Me. I will break out against all confinement. The shattering of confinement has begun, says the Lord.

“‘Yes indeed, I have a surprise for you. I have a new event planned for you. I have a new pentecost planned for you. My Ekklesia will see the breaking off of confinement and function in new anointings of Holy Spirit. For I have remembered My word through the prophet Joel. It is part of My supernatural mega event. I am pouring out My Spirit on all flesh, the young and old together. I have given visions to My young men by the multiplied thousands. They will now run with Me, sounding forth awakening. I have put My prophetic words in the heart of My handmaidens. Like Mary, they are highly favored and will prophesy. Prophetic declarations have been put in their heart by My Holy Spirit. They will speak My words into the nations.

‘“The babes, the teens, the male, the female will all participate in My outpouring. My older, seasoned generations are dreaming again, says the Lord. I am giving them new dreams and I am activating their old dreams. I am anointing their dreams to break forth from confinement. Those called ‘barren’ will now produce, says the Lord of hosts. My Zachariahs and Elizabeths will give birth to their dreams. They will sing with exuberance. Holy Spirit’s hovering, flowing, overshadowing presence will now birth new things. They will spring forth.

“‘The presentation of My Ekklesia will now manifest in ways never seen before. Church will be done in new ways as Holy Spirit blends the new with the renewed and activates the gospel of My Kingdom. This will be confirmed with power-signs heaven will provide. It will be a message confirmed with creative miracles and assisted by My Kingdom’s angel armies. Angelic visitations will increase as I release My messengers with destiny messages. Revelation, understanding and enlightenment will accelerate in My sons and daughters as My DNA will be revealed inside of them. My mind will be revealed in them as Holy Spirit guides and provides.

“‘I will do exactly what I promised. Through My Ekklesia, I will fulfill My prophetic unction released through My handmaiden in Galilee. Mercy will flow in wave after wave. There will be new births and new birthings. I will bear My arm and show My strength to this world. I will scatter the bluffing braggarts. I will knock tyrants off their high horses. I will pull victims out of the mud. I will sit the starving down to a banquet. I will remember and embrace My chosen ones, piling on favoring mercy, doing exactly what I told them I would do. I will be God with you. I will move more and more into the earth realm manifesting Myself among My people, producing change all over the world. Change is coming.’”

Pray with me:

Lord, we receive Your prophetic utterance. Be it unto us exactly as You said. Be it unto us according to Your Word. We are entering into a time that has been planned by You. Accelerate into this world. Manifest in this nation. Pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. Give us new visions and new dreams. Break off any confinement.

Confirm Your Word with signs, wonders and miracles. Let new anointing pour from heaven as Your supply river flows from Your throne through Your Ekklesias. We declare the barren will now produce! Activate Your angel armies and release revelation, understanding and enlightenment to Your sons and daughters. Let the spirit realm move into the natural realm and begin to change things. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Our Decree:

We are moving into a supernatural mega event, planned by God, that will change this nation and the entire world.

Today’s post was contributed by my brother, Tim Sheets. You can learn more about Tim ,here.

Click on the link below to watch the full video.

[Blog Editor: Jan provides the Youtube link. The above text is a transcribe of the video.]

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A TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS (A true story)


If you are a reader of posts on this blog, you are fully aware I am bit cranky about the current rulers (as opposed to the legitimately elected and perhaps tyrants is a better word) exerting control in America.

Which brings me to a post submission sent by Justin Smith on 12/12. The submission is a heartwarming snapshot of Christmas past as recalled by his friend Christine Holm. It is well for to break what causes cranky by remembering the power of the Birth of the Son of God.

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A TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS (A true story)

Christine Holm (Photo sent by Justin Smith)

By Christine Holm

Submitted by Justin O. Smith

Sent December 12, 2021, 02:37:48 PM CST

[Blog Editor: An edited intro from Justin:]

I thought You and many other fine Americans would have a great appreciation for the following true story from my dear, dear friend, Christine Holm. 

I originally met Chris on Facebook several years back, she and her husband John stopped and visited me one year on one of many trips they make each year to see family in Georgia. She used to post this story each year on Facebook before she finally dumped FB; but she has kept the practice over on MeWe.

She’s the real deal, having come up the hard way and eventually making a successful life with her husband, even having a fairly successful singing career at one time that brought her to Nashville in the 70s.

I hope You and others will love this story as much as I do. Anybody who wasn’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth, having come up the hard way working for everything they now have, will surely relate to this all the way across the board — such a heartfelt, wonderful story and especially fitting for this Christmas season.

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A TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS (A true story.)

Tumbleweed (photo sent by Justin Smith)

As I was growing up my family moved constantly. And there were times that all of our worldly goods had to fit into the back of a faded red, Ford station wagon with no reverse gear. And I too had to fit into the back of that old station wagon…which often served as my bedroom. My parents were missionaries to the Navajo and Apache Indians and sometimes we lived like gypsies and that became my unusual/dysfunctional normal.

Living on an Indian reservation there were many times I didn’t attend school at all and by the time I did graduate from high school I had attended fifteen different schools in ten years. (But that challenge is another whole story in itself.) So by the time I reached twenty years old I had moved forty-three times across the United States and was working a full-time job plus two part time jobs all at the same time.

I was the oldest of three girls each born seven years apart. I grew up fast and always took on a lot of adult worries and bore a lot of responsibilities from a young age. And any money I earned always went to help out our family to put food on the table and pay bills.

I will never forget one particularly lean Christmas when I was about the age of eleven. And as usual, my family was totally unprepared. It was only a week before Christmas and I began to fret that my little four-year-old sister, Cindy, was not going to have a Christmas at all. And I was not going to let that happen.

So I found some old wrapping paper and put my hairbrush in it to give to Cindy…who had beautiful long, thick hair. Then I also wrapped up one of my old Barbie dolls that I didn’t play with anymore to give to her as her Christmas presents. I wanted to make sure Cindy would have something to unwrap for Christmas day.

My plan was working beautifully until the next day when my mother went searching for the hairbrush and couldn’t find it anywhere and she ask me to help her look for it. So I had to confess what I’d done and I began to cry as I handed my mom Cindy’s Christmas package to unwrap with the hairbrush in it.

I will never forget the look on my mom’s face when she opened up that package and held up the hairbrush looking at me confused. Was she angry? Would she punish me? And through my tears I said…”I just wanted Cindy to have a Christmas.”

My mom never said a word as she stood there. Then she threw the hairbrush down and stormed out of the house slamming the back door behind her. I watched her out the kitchen window as she walked far out into the desert. I thought for sure she had completely lost her mind and I wondered what I was going to do?

I watched her as she kicked at the dirt and finally stood there motionless staring up at the sky for a long time. I felt scared as I thought…”She’s gone crazy.” Then she started wandering around in the desert until she picked up the biggest tumbleweed she could find and headed back towards the house dragging it behind her.

Mom was puffing and red faced by the time she came through the door…which I held open waiting for her. Now I was sure she had lost her mind. “What’s next?” I thought as I held my breath.

Mom said, “Chris we are gonna have a Christmas. Now go find some rope and I’m gonna go find a string of lights.” Mom turned on the radio playing Christmas music while we wound that tumbleweed with the string of white lights. Then we hung it from our ceiling like a chandelier. We acted silly and giggled and danced and Cindy squealed with delight as we created our tumbleweed Christmas tree. It was beautiful as it hung there and sparkled and swayed with the slightest breeze.

I was so proud of our tumbleweed Christmas tree that I couldn’t wait to show it to my friends. Pretty soon people who lived near us came knocking on our door bringing us Christmas treats asking to see our tree. And they liked our unusual tree so well that some of them even copied our mom’s idea and created their own tumbleweed Christmas trees hanging them in their yards and houses.

It seems my mom had started a fad. But my mom always was the most creative and resourceful person I ever knew. She could turn nothing into something and make everything fun. She taught us girls to laugh at adversity and to always laugh at ourselves the hardest and that laughter would somehow diminish our problems. I learned that laughing in the face or fear and adversity could give us back our power and our perspective. And everything changes and passes with time.

That Christmas morning my mom wrapped up the hairbrush again and along with my Barbie doll… Cindy was excited to unwrap them. And then my mom surprised me and handed me a small wrapped present too. In it was my grandmother’s Christmas tree pin that she used to wear on her coat. My mother also wore that brightly decorated pin and now it was mine.

Both women are in heaven now, but I still wear that Christmas tree pin gratefully and humbly today. And one day I will pass that pin along as well. But the love and the memories that pin represents will never die.

On our tumbleweed Christmas my mom popped popcorn and we munched on it as she read to Cindy and I about the birth of Jesus from the book of Luke. Then a knock came on the door and when we opened it no one was there but a box was sitting on the porch. We brought it in and it contained eggs, bread, milk, oranges, colorful, hard Christmas candy and a small ham. And that became our Christmas dinner.

My mom overcame childhood abuse and many hardships and she chose to forgive the unforgivable. And in doing so she turned her misfortunes into strengths and became kinder and wiser because of it. She rejected all forms of victimhood and self-pity. And She chose to be happy every day and to love instead of hate or spend her life seeking vengeance.

I’m grateful my mom showed me by her own example how to let love overcome hatred. She was bold and fearless because she knew had already survived her worst nightmares.

My mom taught me how to let my faith become bigger than my fear and to keep looking up for my salvation. I learned that the joy of the Lord is my strength. And I learned that I can do ALL THINGS through Christ Jesus who strengthens me if I remember to have faith and to call upon him for help. And then GOD gets the glory…not us.

In have been blessed more than I deserve in my life. I have had many amazing Christmases since my humble tumbleweed Christmas and I am grateful for every one of them. But none of them are as memorable or taught me as much as My mom did that tumbleweed Christmas long ago.

I still enjoy giving gifts more than receiving them and I know that the gift of love and those around me is priceless and that is the greatest gift of all and one that I carry with me all year long.

Whether your Christmas is elaborate or simple this year I pray it somehow remains gentle and sweet. And I pray the true meaning of Christmas burns brightly in your heart this season.

And I pray that despite any disappointments you may have in this world, those troubles fade away as you reflect upon God’s greatest gift to us, his love and faithfulness.

And I hope you think about that first quiet Christmas day when Jesus was born…a glorious king who came to save us… wrapped in swaddling clothes laying in a humble manger.

I wish you LOVE, PEACE & JOY & A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

By Christine Holm 

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Spellcheck editing by John R. Houk

This Blog Editor thanks and appreciates Justin Smith for sending and Christine Holm for authoring this snapshot of Christmas past.

The U.S. Navy Goes Gay 


If you are infected with American wokeness, this post will offend you. If you are a Bible-Believing Christian, this post should evoke a sickening inner grief at America’s current state of falling into the days of Noah and Sodom.

Pray for an American Awakening Revival or the soon Return of Christ for America’s current standing as a Biblical people is evaporating by the hellish heat of embracing godless immorality. When the U.S. Navy christens a warship after man/boy predator Harvey Milk, a moral black hole exists snuffing out Light.

U.S. Navy launches the USNS Harvey Milk (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo – Military.com Photo) – Navy Honors LGBTQ man-boy predator

Alex de Tocqueville is often falsely attributed with an America is great quote which I will share momentarily for even if de Tocqueville didn’t write it is true. But first here is an actual de Tocqueville quotes of an observation of American Christian faith from Democracy in America (as noted in goodreads.com):

“In America religion is the road to knowledge, and the observance of the divine laws leads man to civil freedom.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“So religion, which among the Americans never directly takes part in the government of society, must be considered as the first of their political institutions; for if it does not give them the taste for liberty, it singularly facilitates their use of it.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“If ever the free institutions of America are destroyed, that event may be attributed to the unlimited authority of the majority, which may at some future time urge the minorities to desperation, and oblige them to have recourse to physical force. Anarchy will then be the result, but it will have been brought about by despotism.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“Religion perceives that civil liberty affords a noble exercise to the faculties of man and that the political world is a field prepared by the Creator for the efforts of the mind. Free and powerful in its own sphere, satisfied with the place reserved for it, religion never more surely establishes its empire than when it reigns in the hearts of men unsupported by aught beside its native strength.
Liberty regards religion as its companion in all its battles and its triumphs, as the cradle of its infancy and the divine source of its claims. It considers religion as the safeguard of morality, and morality as the best security of law and the surest pledge of the duration of freedom.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

This is a mere fraction of the quotes from Democracy in America at goodreads,com. The point I’m driving home even in the midst of de Tocqueville criticism of Americans, he recognized the standard of Christian morality among Americans is what constituted good governance.

NOW for the oft misattributed to de Tocqueville quote that whoever constructed it did so with Christian wisdom and is a moral indictment on America’s current governance:

I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there. . . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests—and it was not there. . . . .in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not there. . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there.  Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. –[quote found at] “AMERICA IS GREAT BECAUSE AMERICA IS GOOD”–PART ONE; Blog operated by Robert Tracy McKenzie; Faith and History; 7/27/16

And to be clear on the Biblically focused perversion of man/boy rapist Harvey Milk (Romans 1: 18-19, 24-27, 32 NKJVAll Romans 1):

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who [a]suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is [b]manifest [c]in them, for God has shown it to them.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their [a]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [b]men, leaving the natural use of the [c]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Justin Smith tackles the criminal/immoral perversion that is Harvey Milk and his degrading glorification by the United States Navy.

JRH 11/13/21

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The U.S. Navy Goes Gay 

Enter the Twilight Zone With Harvey Milk

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 11/10/2021 8:26 PM

America’s radicals are shaking their fists in the face of God, and the fruits, nutcases, and the godless, immoral deviants and perverts of the land have largely been allowed to set the direction for America, rather than staying true to those Christian and Western principles that built America from the ground up in Her earliest beginnings, from the first day Christopher Columbus set priests on Her shores and those fine people seeking to escape religious persecution set foot on Plymouth Rock.

Now we see the U.S. Navy setting course for the Seven Seas, with their Rainbow Flag flying high and lollipops and teddy bears hanging from their mainsails paying tribute and homage to its new lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) heroes, who have been allowed to join the Navy and Marines, preparing to storm the beachheads of playgrounds everywhere. It’s almost as though they have taken their cue and counsel from the most twisted, sick and depraved, mentally disturbed and most evil dark denizens of the subterranean depths of Hell and the deepest, darkest underbelly of the immoral homosexual community of San Francisco, as they recently (November 6th 2021) named one of their new non-commissioned replenishment ships the USNS Harvey Milk, after a flaming homosexual pederast [as in man/boy sex] and “gay rights” advocate, whose very name sullies the Navy’s reputation and forever makes it suspect in the eyes of normal Americans.

Blog Editor: It is not bad enough the U.S. Navy is lionizing a person committing ungodly homosexual sex but also lionizing a confirmed adult-male rapist of boys. That is the Harvey Milk the MSM will not report on:

There are many fine, good and decent, righteous and moral American Patriots named in American history who are infinitely more worthy of being honored in the finest of military traditions, other than this slug that crawled from some whole, this piece of human refuse known as a “Harvey Milk”, such as Commander Darlene Iskra, Lt Commander John Gretton WillinkAdmiral Michelle Howard, or even [JRH] Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell, all of whom served with distinction and true honor. 

Harvey Milk’s example is nothing to be feted in such a manner. His only claim to fame is that he was the first openly “gay” elected official in a major U.S. city, who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 for less than a year, and a “gay rights” activist who was assassinated by Dan White in 1978. Other than this rather nondescript achievement, Milk was basically a very evil man, who had sex with young teenage boys, preying on their weaknesses and loneliness and situations, like drug addictions and terrible home lives, in order to take advantage of them. By his own admission, he started having homosexual sex encounters and an extremely active homosexual life by the age of fourteen, according to Randy Shilts, the homosexual friend of Milk and a much loved journalist by the LGBTQ community, who also wrote the 1982 biography of Harvey Milk entitled ‘The Mayor of Castro Street’, and although his earliest experiences started by having sex with grown men in the standing room only of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, by the time he was in his thirties, he was strongly predisposed to have sex with young boys, as young as fifteen. 

One of his victims, Jack Lira, who Milk started abusing when Jack was sixteen — tying him up and forcing him into a closet, committed suicide by hanging himself in 1978, at age twenty-five, from the back porch of Milk’s Henry Street residence. 

Some homosexuals didn’t particularly care for Milk themselves, as lesbian leaders saw him as anti-woman, due to his close association with the Drag Queen Community. For this reason, few lesbians supported Milk’s political aspirations, but I contend that the lesbian movement itself is anti-woman by and large, for a litany of well-founded reasons.

Despite the revision of history and the much circulated myth that Milk was given a dishonorable discharge from the Navy, for being a homosexual, the truth is that he remained a closeted homosexual during a large part of his adult life and he actually received an honorable discharge, having served as a Lieutenant junior grade diving instructor during the Korean War. Once, after being caught and asked about the lie he and others had widely disseminated, Milk offered “Symbols, Symbols, Symbols” because the LGBTQ movement has never cared about the facts, only the narrative that sells their message the best. 

It’s a sick mind that falsifies their service record. It used to be we’d see men do so to steal undeserved valor and glory for themselves for something they never did, never accomplished, but in Milk’s case, he and his supporters vouched for the lie to depict Harvey Milk as a victim of a Navy that somehow wronged him. And it’s a sick world that allows for such non-existent victims to now be glorified and presented before the public as some sort of heroes.

During the ship’s christening, Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, stated:

“(Harvey Milk) fought for people that cared. He made a difference. That’s the kind of Naval leaders we need in officer corps and our enlisted corps and civilian workforce.” 

Just what kind of “difference” did Milk make in our world?

His worldview and his activism served to normalize mental illness, unnatural relations between men and women, the destruction of the traditional nuclear family of one man and one woman and their children and to push America further into an immoral standard where anything goes and nothing is no longer sacred or forbidden, no matter how terrible, even if it involves a grown man placing his penis inside a young boy’s anus or mouth.

Harvey Milk wrecked young boys’ lives and traumatized them, without concern for anything other than his own selfish lust and desire, revealing himself to being nothing more than a perverted rapist, and it takes a suspension of all that is reasonable for anyone to see him as anything other than a criminal, immoral, vile and evil abomination against man and God. And the fact that America could allow our federal government, or any government official or entity, to now place him on a pedestal as someone worthy of praise is purely mind-boggling and beyond astounding. 

“Ships names are important because they express what we value as a Navy and as a nation and communicate those values around the globe in every port of call”, Del Toro declared.

So I guess it’s safe to say that Del Toro wants the world to know that America and Her navy haven’t any values or morals and we’ve sunk to being a nation of deviants, perverts and debauchers.

For your circumspection and scrutiny, if you will, imagine, you are a fresh young Navy sailor or Marine embarking on your first four month long ship duty to hit scores of ports around the globe. Imagine the long hard twelve to sixteen hours of work each day and preparing for a well-deserved shower at the end of it all, only to casually glance over to your disgust and horror to see your shipmate gazing at you with a longing in his eyes you would reserve only for one of the fairer sex. Or worse, imagine you’ve just slipped into your rack and an older, crusty, hairy and burly seaman slides in beside you and starts to gently caress your buttocks and whispers sweet nothings in your ear, and as the music builds to a crescendo you realize you’ve entered the realm of the Twilight Zone.

It gives new meaning to the word “shipmate” and sets a standard that could justify homicide in the ranks and a good hard shove off the deck and over the rails somewhere in the center of the Indian Ocean. And, if I were enlisted today, I would absolutely refuse to serve aboard a vessel named after such filth as Harvey Milk.

One can almost see it, as the next class of sailors is boarding an enemy vessel in their leather thongs, waving their rainbow colored feather boas and shouting, “We haven’t begun to gyrate”, or  Marines leaping from behind barriers waving a twelve inch rubber phallus screaming, “Gung Ho Boys” in an ultra-high Gomer Pyle-style falsetto.

What’s next? If we stay the course, I suspect the day will arrive when a comely sheep or goat isn’t even safe.

Let them do their sin and be “gay” or “queer” or whatever other name they choose, but stop allowing them to force all the nation to validate their sin against man and God. 

Stop letting the federal government Communists grant the LGBTQ folks privilege above everybody else in a manner that absolutely infringes upon all Americans’ rights and codifying non-existent “homosexual rights”, when they have the same rights and same opportunities under the law and the two genders (not 29 and a half genders)  as men or women and anyone else. And above all else, stop their indoctrination of elementary age children that presents their lifestyle as normal, as well as the grooming programs associated with it and their push to provide puberty blockers and hormone treatments to children in order to create more LGBTQ people.

This is merely one example and a symptom of the overall disease of tolerance for the intolerable. We’re witnessing behavior in the LGBTQ community, which exemplifies the type of cancer that causes societies to collapse, and our nation now stands at a juncture where Christians and Conservatives are regularly targeted and penalized for defending righteous principles, the principles of God. The Marxist-Maoist Cancel Culture has inserted its way into every government institution, as it celebrates a sexual predator and an illicit drug user, and the righteous Americans should not tolerate such things in our country any longer, not for one more day. 

It’s not going to hurt my feelings one bit if some Islamic mujahideen drives a TNT loaded boat into the USNS Harvey Milk, or China or Russia sinks it with a hypersonic missile or some other mishap befalls it, like a meteor falling on it from the Heavens as God’s Judgement.

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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Stand Against the Rulers of Darkness


I watched a video yesterday showing people in the thousands in the EU rising to protest Jab Mandates EVEN in the face of police brutality. I was reminded of similar police brutality against Civil Rights protestors in the 1960s. The newscaster than turned to the USA noticing near American bowing to the idol of Jab Mandates in comparison to the EU.

Justin Smith is noticing the same complacency among American Christians as atheistic Communism and godless immorality is promoted as normal and acceptable to the Creator – IT IS NOT acceptable according to God’s Word!

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Democrats and Communists Subvert the Christian Church – Down the Highway to Hell 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 11/4/2021 1:03 AM

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  ~ Ephesians 6:12 (King James Bible)

The Christian Church is failing in America, withering under the decades long vile attacks from secularists, humanists, atheists and communists, and from Marxist apparatchiks within the federal government too, as its leaders speak of being “civil” and finding compromise. They have pushed the Church away from the actual Word of God in a heresy called “moral relativism”, that has worked to pave the way for the Democratic Party Communists’ immoral political agenda to indoctrinate the bulk of the American population into a Godless mindset and strip our Freedoms and Liberties from us in the process.

This is not a day or a time for niceties and civility, when faced with such uncivil, hateful evil, that has insinuated itself so far into our society that Americans are seen exhibiting the most reprehensible and despicable behavior, not seen in our country until now. When all of this is embraced by the Democrats, one must ask why anyone would seek compromises that allow the continuation of the destruction of our society.

Fear rather than real courage and faith in God is counseling too many pastors, ministers and reverends across America, who in turn are reading Scripture in a passive and fatalistic voice “Thy will be done”, as if that is a commandment to sit quietly in the Church and meekly accept any and everything thrown at them by an ever growing, exponentially more authoritarian and totalitarian State, bent on destroying the very Free Will and Right to one’s own conscience bestowed on us by God.

Preachers and their congregations should be standing and shouting to the heavens, “We will do Thy will, Lord, we will do Thy will.” 

Although we are all sinners and Churches and the salvation that comes through Jesus Christ are needed for this reason, a great number of people climbing into the upper hierarchy of the Church are there, not in search of redemption and salvation for themselves and others through Our Lord and Christ. They have insinuated themselves into the Church’s power structure as a means to subverting the Church and passing heresy off as the Word of God. 

How far the Church’s leaders have fallen from the message Jesus delivered to the world and His example set by the cleansing of the Temple, as described in Matthew 21:12-13 [KJV]:

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

And yet we see so-called “ministers” now regularly performing “gay” or “same-sex” unions as if these immoral abominations were true marriages, in the most proper sense and understanding of the word. Along with this perversion and deviancy, we find Pope Francis, a fake “Jesuit priest” who is nothing less than an outright globalist and Communist, telling Catholics it’s perfectly acceptable to receive a Covid vaccine made from aborted baby parts, as he continuously skews The Word of God and conflates Communism with Christianity.

[Blog Editor: Along with the embedded Breitbart article on Pope Francis support for the Marxist doctrine cloaked in religion called Liberation Theology, Justin provided a Youtube video exposing Francis Communism:

Youtube VIDEO: Pope Francis Encourages Communist Groups as “Veritable Invisible Army”

Posted by Lepanto Institute

Premiered Nov 1, 2021

The Lepanto Institute released a new video report, exposing the celebration and promotion of militant communists in a Vatican event initiated by Pope Francis. The report focuses on the organizations and speakers that were celebrated in a video produced by the Vatican for the fourth annual World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM).

According to the WMPM website, the purpose of the meeting “is to create an ‘encounter’ between Church leadership and grassroots organizations working to address the ‘economy of exclusion and inequality’ by working for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice.” But many of the organizations participating in the meeting are self-avowed militant Communists.

“A woman named Ceres Hadich, representing a Brazilian organization called Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), shows up in the Vatican video at A LOT OF GOOD INFO TO READ]

Please don’t try presenting the popular fallacy from the Commie’s and Socialists that suggests we are supposed to obey man’s law according to God. I suggest You all reread the Bible. We are commanded to obey man’s law so long as it aligns with God’s Righteous Law.

America has largely been overwhelmed on the federal and state level by men and women who act as rulers and terrors against that which is good and righteous, and those charged with leading their respective churches and denominations, whether we speak of Baptists, Presbyterians and so forth, are crumbling in the face of adversity, as they pedal heresy in their weak attempts to remain relevant and keep the pews full with congregants, however false their piety may be. 

It is clear as day to anyone paying attention to history, both long past and recent, that the Democratic Party, working hand-in-hand with Marxist-Maoist Communist regimes around the world, represents a clear and present danger and an existential threat to all America. It proves itself to be the manifestation of Hell on Earth, through the advent of Critical Race Theory being taught in our institutions and even some churches and the Covid Vaccine Mandates and Passports, and many other attacks on everything good and decent in America.

As evil and immoral as we know Baby Murder (abortion) to be, once we look at the Big Picture and past other Democratic Party pet projects, like LGBTQ propaganda, “gay rights”, the homosexual infiltration of Christian churches, redistribution of wealth — better known to Conservatives as THEFT, supplanting personal responsibility with the Welfare Nanny State and the attempted abrogation of the First Amendment and our right to worship our God freely, Americans find that the Democratic Party Communists want Conservative and Independent Americans dead, no hyperbole here. 

They demand compliance with their forced vaccine passports, or they will refuse us life-saving medical treatments, your job, your home and the right to enter a Walmart or local grocery to buy food. It doesn’t matter to them that you might die from their eradication of your ability to properly and freely function in society, even though they claim to be looking out for your safety and well-being through such tyrannical mandates. All of this is devastating to families and America’s children, but what do the Commies care, other than they get control of the next generation of America’s children, and that should scare the Hell out of any normal American. 

The words of Rene Girard, renown philosopher and anthropologist, are apropos, in this instance. Writing in ‘I See Satan Fall Like Lightning’ in 2001, Girard sorrowfully notes:

The majestic inauguration of the ‘post-Christian era’ is a joke. We are living through a caricatural ‘ultra-Christianity’ that tries to escape from the Judeo-Christian orbit by ‘radicalizing’ the concern for victims in an anti-Christian manner.”

Of late, America has witnessed parents, such as Lily Tang-Williams, making a strong stand in various cities and states against CRT, and we have also seen many policemen, firefighters, nurses and even pilots and flight attendants fighting vehemently against the Workplace Covid Vaccine Passports, in cities like Chicago, Seattle and New York and all across America. However, over the past year, when they could have made a real difference and a meaningful impact, America heard meek silence emanating from the nation’s Churches and congregations, as they simply caved-in and submitted to the mask and vaccine mandates and the lockdowns, much like World Outreach Church, the largest church in Murfreesboro, TN with over 7600 congregants. 

Where was the Church and its congregations? Why weren’t they coming out forcefully and en masse against all of this Communist and Globalist tyrannical “reset” mess from the very start? 

Did any congregations fire a preacher for being insufficiently aligned with and obedient to the Word of God, for lacking in moral strength?

For several years now, the Church has been so obedient to the State’s illegal, tyrannical diktats and, with very few exceptions, advocating that obedience for their adherents, that one might almost think them to be acting as agents of the State, collaborators in forcing the Faithful to bow and embrace the cold chains of tyranny and serfdom.

Who else other than just myself believes that opposing tyrants in the most forceful manner is wise, logical and righteous? 

Many modern Christians state that their preacher shouldn’t be delving into political and policy matters that direct the nation and our society, and those are the very misinformed Christians who have never properly understood that a society’s religious beliefs, or lack thereof, play an integral part in their government. If not for the Black Robes standing in the pulpit each Sunday, during the 1770s, there might never have been a War for Independence. 

It seems unnatural to me, as a Freedom-loving individual, to simply sit and hope and pray that somebody helps alleviate the situation and saves me from an out-of-control federal and state government, but many Christians have no problem doing that very thing. They fail to realize that opposing, dissenting and acting against an oppressive state is a righteous, necessary and moral act, as well as the wise thing to do.

If every knee is to bow, shouldn’t it be bowed to God and not Joe Biden and his authoritarian regime that violates Christian principles daily and seeks to destroy Western civilization in America?

We are on the brink of totalitarianism, despite the glimmer of hope many take from the recent Republican win in the Governor’s race in Virginia. It wasn’t a huge mandate against Leftism, and in the meantime, the Marxists are still plentiful as lemmings throughout public education, and the trend towards cradle to grave “care” from the government and tyranny continues at an incredibly accelerated rate.

Today, many will tell you that we are living in the End of Times and the Covid Vaccine and subsequent Vaccine Passport is the Mark of the Beast. If it isn’t, it sure is acting the part and aligning fairly true with Scripture, as Americans and people across the globe see the perversion of the state and the perversion of the Church. And regardless of all the calls for love and moral living emanating from both the truly faithful Christians and the Deceivers lurking within the Church, Conservative Christian Americans are not blind to the lengths taken by the Marxist-Maoist Cancel Culture Democrats to erase God from our society and their clear intentions to eradicate the Church and everybody whose views stand diametrically opposed to their sick, tyrannical vision for America. 

The Church and Christians, and honest, moral America patriots, must do more to challenge the corrupt Biden regime and the evil and tyranny that is advancing across our land, in order to stop these vaccine mandates. Submitting to the idea of Covid Vaccine Passports will make the next step towards Chinese-style Social Credit Scores and even more massive surveillance of everyone a surety, followed by mandating abortions as a public health matter and placing one’s entire life choices in the hands of tyrants to approve or not. And don’t be surprised when the powers-that-be refuse to allow people to be gainfully employed through normal channels, unless they renounce their Christian faith, since traditional America was built and largely stands today upon Christian and Western principles and virtues.

Don’t just sit in the Church saying “God will save me” or meekly submit to oppressive rulers. Draw a line in the sand and resist.

And just as there was a 1968 song with the refrain “God damn the pusher man”, we should all be singing and shouting to the heavens, “God damn the Democrats” as a most fervent prayer. Damn the Democrats for denying God and reveling in their unrepentance and numerous sins against God, America and all mankind, so disinterested in God’s salvation, only concerned with their continued ability to subvert the Christian Church and wallow in the depravities and perversions found along the Highway to Hell.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” ~ Revelation 13:11 [KJV]

By Justin O. Smith

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Why The Stage Is Set For The End Times


If you are a Bible-Believing Christian (as opposed to a Leftist propagandized diluted Christian), you must recognize the tyranny experienced on a global scale (more and more also in the USA) smacks glaringly of Last Days Signs.

End Times Prophecy is hardly an exact science with all kinds of disagreements on timelines and occurrences. With the only agreement Jesus the Christ wins and transforms a New Heaven and a New Earth that looks NOTHING like the despotic transformation envisioned by a Globalist-Dem-Marxist new social order.

I believe I have discovered an insightful essay by Britt Gillette observing today’s similarities to some Last Days scenarios.

Even with the uncertainty and too often squabbles of prophetic timelines and prophetic occurrences, here is some certainty from the Word of God as excerpted in the Book of Revelation to John the Apostle (Rev. 20: 9-10; 21: 1-8; 22: 1-5 NKJV):

Revelation 20

They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where[a] the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 21

1Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [b]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22

1And he showed me a [a]pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

AND NOW, Gillette’s essay.

JRH 10/27/21

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Why The Stage Is Set For The End Times

4 Horseman of Apocalypse

By BRITT GILLETTE

OCTOBER 27, 2021

Prophecy News Watch

As a student of bible prophecy for almost 30 years, and specifically end times bible prophecy, no other time has seemed as close to the end times as right now. Why do I say this? Because, particularly in the past year, the geopolitical and economic stage has been set for the fulfillment of several end times prophecies. 

We now have several potential crises on the horizon. And those potential crises are the same ones the Bible says we’ll experience either in the Tribulation or the days immediately preceding the Tribulation. Below are just a few:

The Gog of Magog War

The Bible points to a future attack on Israel known as the Gog of Magog War (Ezekiel 38-39). It says a military alliance that includes Russia, Iran, Turkey, and a number of Muslim nations will attack Israel “in the latter days” (Ezekiel 38:8) when God brings His people home from among the enemy nations (Ezekiel 39:27). 

Today, we see those nations forming an alliance for the first time – an alliance that has never existed in world history. Russia, Iran, and Turkey all have an active military presence in Syria, meaning they’re right on Israel’s northern border at this moment. Why is this important? Because Ezekiel specifically says this alliance will attack Israel from the north (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2). In addition, the ancient territory of Magog covers a number of modern day nations, one of which is Afghanistan. 

Up until recently, it was difficult to imagine U.S. occupied Afghanistan joining the Gog of Magog invasion. But now? With the Taliban back in control, it would be odd if they didn’t join this invading alliance. The way nations are aligned today, the Gog of Magog invasion could take place tomorrow. All the pieces are in place. Even just a few years ago, that wasn’t the case.

Global War Prospects

While “rumors of war” have been common since the end of World War II, the current situation is different. The world is in the midst of an energy crisis. Europe has seen natural gas prices surge in the past month. China and India are experiencing rolling blackouts of electrical service. Not only will this create problems in an already broken global supply chain, but these are the conditions which often give rise to war. And energy resource issues could provide the spark that ignites the next world war.

For example, China threatens to invade Taiwan on an almost daily basis. If China does invade, the United States claims it will defend Taiwan. If it occurs, such a conflict will devastate the world. Both China and the U.S. are nuclear powers, and both likely have high-tech space weapons, cyberwarfare capabilities, and innovative weapons never before seen on a battlefield. Such a conflict could easily erupt into World War III. Even if it doesn’t, the global economy would collapse and the global supply chain would be irreparably broken if the two largest economic powers went to war.

The same is true in regard to Israel and Iran. Both nations have been engaged in a type of “cold war” for years, and with each passing month, the prospect of all-out war only increases. A conflict between the two could pull the Middle East and the entire world into a cataclysmic war.

Throw in India’s border disputes with China and Pakistan as well as North Korea’s belligerence toward its neighbors and the United States, and the prospects of global war are probably the highest they’ve been in the post-Cold War era. At any moment, a flare up in any one of several hotspots could cascade into a global war. Yet, contrary to popular belief, the world will survive World War III. 

The death toll will be enormous, but the human race won’t be annihilated (Revelation 6:4). The Bible says a global war will kick off the Tribulation and precede the global rule of the Antichrist. Right now, the odds of a devastating global war appear high.

Global Inflation Prospects

Shutdowns, travel regulations, and other COVID restrictions have wreaked havoc on the global supply chain since early 2020, and it’s only getting worse. Lack of shipping containers, global port congestion, and a lack of workers to produce, transport, and stock goods have led to shortages in everything from toilet paper and microprocessors to chicken wings and tractor tires. 

Meanwhile, central bank and government policies creating low interest rates and instituting rent/mortgage moratoriums, student loan moratoriums, stimulus checks, and tax credits have only added to demand. Basic economics says if you lower supply and increase demand, you get higher prices. We’re seeing that right now, especially at the grocery store. Don’t expect it to get better.

The Bible says the world will experience an unprecedented hyperinflation during the Tribulation. Following the global war outlined in Revelation 6:4, the world experiences a time when an entire day’s wages will barely buy enough food to survive (Revelation 6:5-6). 

Given the inflation and shortages we’re already seeing, how bad will it get if a major war breaks out anywhere in the world, much less an all-out global war like the one foretold in Revelation 6?

The Rising Mark of the Beast System

Throughout the world, governments are pushing COVID vaccines. Those who refuse the jab face a long list of penalties, including loss of employment, healthcare, freedom of movement, and liberty in general. Those pushing vaccine mandates and vaccine passports seek to coerce people into compliance. The goal is to ostracize the unvaccinated from society.

If these coercive policies remain in place, they’ll create a mark of the beast system indistinguishable in impact from the true mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16). In doing so, they’ll pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist and the actual mark of the beast as outlined in the Book of Revelation.

The Bible says those who refuse the mark of the beast will be shut out of the global economy. They’ll be unable to buy or sell anything without it (Revelation 13:17). 

Today, we see the stage being set for the fulfillment of this prophecy. In some places, vaccine passports are required to appear anywhere in public, including grocery stores. Is it really hard to believe they’ll one day be required to engage in any buy/sell transactions?

The Days of Noah and Lot

Jesus said when He returns, the world will be “like it was in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37). Jesus said, “In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.” Matthew 24:38-39 (NLT)

Is this what we see in the world today? I think so. Even after 19 months of a global pandemic, a global supply chain crisis, and threats of war, people are still enjoying banquets and parties and weddings. In other words, much of life remains normal. After a series of events that should have shaken the world from its slumber, most people continue to go about their daily lives unaware of the times in which we live. 

The times in which we live are clear to anyone who knows the Bible. We are living in the days just before the Tribulation takes place. Jesus will soon return to take His church (1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18). How can I be so sure? Because Jesus says so. Jesus said when you see all the signs He and the prophets said to look for, you should look up (Luke 21:28), and we see those signs right now. 

The Convergence of Signs

So what are these signs? Jesus and the prophets pointed to dozens and dozens of signs. This article only cites a few, but each one is undeniable. Their convergence for the first time in history tells us the return of the Lord is close at hand. In addition to the events already mentioned, these signs include:

• Israel Back in the Land (Jeremiah 23:7-8; Ezekiel 39:28; Isaiah 11:12; Psalm 107:3; Ezekiel 20:34; Isaiah 11:11-12)

• The Jewish People in Control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28)

• The Gospel Preached Throughout the World (Matthew 24:14)

• An Increase in Travel and Knowledge (Daniel 12:4)

• Arrival of the Exponential Curve (Matthew 24:3‐8)

• Israel Surrounded by Enemies (Psalm 83:4; Psalm 83:12; Ezekiel 11:14‐17; Ezekiel 35:10)

• Israel’s Exceedingly Great Army (Ezekiel 37:10; Zechariah 12:6; Zechariah 12:8)

• The Rise of a United Europe (Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Revelation 17)

• The Rise of a Global Government (Revelation 13:7-17)

• The State of Mankind (2 Timothy 3:1-4)

• Denial of the Signs (2 Peter 3:3‐4)

Stay Awake

Jesus commanded us to watch for these signs (Matthew 24:42). He scolded the Pharisees and religious leaders when they failed to recognize the signs of His first coming (Matthew 16:3). Will He do any different for those who fail to recognize the signs of His second coming? Jesus warned us not to be caught sleeping when He returns (Mark 13:36). 

Now is the time to point out these signs to others and warn them the end is near. If you’ve been waiting to share the Gospel with someone, don’t wait any longer. You may not have another opportunity. Jesus is coming. The signs are all around us.

Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming & Racing Toward Armageddon.

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