Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What Does Ian Mean?

“Let us cross over to the other side.”

…And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  Mark 4:35-39.

Jesus said, Let’s cross over to the other side.

For the disciples and Him, it meant, jumping in a boat and crossing the Sea of Galilee; which is about eight miles across—simple enough, until you throw in a great windstorm.

For us, where we live, right now, it’s crossing to the other side of Ian; while wind and water tries to beat into our homes.

My neighbor’s water pump, is growling at Ian; trying to keep the monster at bay.

In our little village, we’ve done what we could. Piled sandbags, battened down, boarded up. Turned clubhouse, into bunkhouse.

Now we face the giant.

The disciples probably did what they could. Bailed water. Lowered sails. Turned bow into the wind…but to no avail. They couldn’t keep the water out. The boat was filling. The storm was winning.

That last paragraph must’ve emboldened Ian, because, he’s really roaring right now.

You know the feeling.

Even after doing everything, you could…

All the treatments, and chemo, the radiation, and whatever the doctor ordered…even still, the cancer is back.  

The grief won’t go, wave after wave, it beats into your soul.

No matter how hard you try, fear soaks through the sandbags (which may look like tearstained pillows). 

Worry blows through the walls, no matter how bold and courageous, you try to be.

It seems there’s no end to the storm.

Prayers go unanswered.

God seems to be sleeping.

Doesn’t He care that we’re perishing?

Why even try?

That’s exactly what His disciples said, and felt.

Remember, Jesus was right there with them, in the boat, in the midst of the storm. As He is with you, right now.

Just like then, He is now, at peace, at rest, not scared. 

He is our example. He says, to us all: Come unto Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The disciples, finally, when everything else failed, and the boat was already filling; after they were in a panic, and frantic, then, after all that, they, at last, called out to Jesus.


Lord, help us, preprayer, and not wait until the boat is sinking, or the roof is blowing off, or the floods are flowing in, to ask for Your help. We need Your protection; Your peace; right now. Every minute, every hour. 


Nevertheless, even when we do, wait until the last minute to call out to You, thank You, that You are gracious.

Do you know what, Ian, means? The Lord is gracious. It’s the Scottish version of John. Ióannés, in Greek; Yochanan, in Hebrew.  

Wet, weary and freaked out, the disciples finally cried out to Jesus. It wasn’t exactly a pretty prayer. “DON’T YOU CARE? WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!”

That’s okay. 

God hears honest prayers way better than pretty ones.

It’s important to note, that they were in the boat with Jesus.

Sure, they were in a storm. But that doesn’t matter; what’s important is, that they were in the center of His will.

Remember, Jesus told them, to get into the boat, and cross over.

Better to be in a boat with Jesus, in the middle of the ocean, in the middle of a hurricane, than on shore, high and dry…without Him.

Peace Be Still by James Seward
Like queen Esther, we may hear ourselves say,  “If I perish, I perish,” but even then, we can have a calm assurance, that no storm, will be able to blow us out of the protective care of our Lord.

Ian may roar.

The Lord is gracious.

When the disciples called out to Jesus, He arose and rebuked the wind, and commanded the waves, “Peace be still.”  

And just like that, there was a great calm.

Dear family, the Prince of Peace, may seem to be sleeping in this world gone crazy, but the Truth is, He never slumbers nor sleeps.

One day, soon, the Lord will rise, and there will be a great calm, on all the earth, forever.

Until that day, winds and waves, and hearts and souls, will roar more and more.

The Lord is gracious.

Listen. Through the roaring storm, His still, small, voice, ever calls, Peace be still.

The Lord is gracious.

The threshold to eternity, is a breath away. Be sure, very sure, you’re in the right boat, so you can hear your Captain say, “Well done. Let’s cross over.”


Praying our gracious Lord, watch over you and keep you, in His perfect peace and protection. 


Remember, we love you.

Most importantly, 

Jesus loves you, forever.

 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Why Circumcision? Joshua 5:2

 


What?

Circumcision?

Joshua probably didn’t see that one coming.

Would you? We just crossed the Jordan, into enemy territory. Now’s the time to be on our guard, sharpen our swords; prepare.

Here in Florida, we’re preparing for a hurricane. Filled and placed sandbags until our hands and backs couldn’t lift another grain of sand. Folks are boarding up windows, putting down shutters, buying extra food and water and gas, and, I don’t know, did they make a run on the toilet paper?

All that preparation, (although sometimes kind of wacky), is somewhat understandable.

The children of Israel, crossed the Jordan. That was powerful and awesome. They set up some memorial stones. That was understandable. Making and sharpening knives, and spears would be reasonable— but making scalpels for circumcision?

Ummm, God, did I hear you right? Circumcision?

Seriously? The men will be wiped out for at least three days. We’ll be weak, vulnerable, tender, sore.

Exactly.

Cutting away of the flesh, to rely on, trust in, God and God alone.

Besides, God’s got it covered, of course. Remember, the other nations are shaking in their boots. They’re so scared, their hearts melted, their spirits left them. They won’t be coming anywhere near the children of Israel.

Circumcision didn’t start with Joshua. It goes way back to when God told Abraham this (circumcision) is a sign of the covenant between Me and you. Genesis 17:11.

Abraham, was ninety-nine, years old. He didn’t see that one coming, either.

You want me to… what?

But why circumcision? Interesting word. The prefix circum, means, around; and the Latin root word circ, means, ring.

Like the Johnny Cash song, "burning ring of fire." No. Not like that. Although the men may have felt like they fell into a burning ring of fire. 

“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts, you men of Judah and people of Jerusalem, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done” (Jeremiah 4:4).

Actually, like a ring, that is the sign, of the covenant relationship of marriage. A marriage covenant that is meant to be, around forever; in which two, become one, and then, many.

God never breaks a promise, a covenant. 

The covenant with Abraham was an everlasting covenant. He wanted to reconcile the marriage. To do that they needed to restore the sign of the covenant; sort of like a couple renewing their wedding vows after a separation. And the reconciled couple, starts wearing their wedding rings, once again. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.

Of course, the ring, (circumcision or wedding) is just an outward sign, of an inward covenant (like baptism). Without the heart being faithful, true, committed, all the outward signs in the world are meaningless. Romans 2:25-29.

As odd or a painful as it was, Abraham did not delay to do it; he and all his household. 

Additionally, on that same day, God changed Abraham and Sarah’s name; from Abram to Abraham, and Sarai to Sarah. (Like a name change upon marriage).

Within a year, they had a baby, named Isaac. The beginning of the promise. That birthed the entire nation of Israel; which gave birth to the Messiah. Which opened the door, for you and me, to circumcise our hearts, and be in a new covenant relationship, with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. 

The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, and you will love Him with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:6. 


Remember, we love you.

More importantly,

Jesus loves you. 

Whose Side Are You On? Joshua 5

 

So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had crossed over, that their heart melted; and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel.

 

When a siren blares, some folks feel relief; knowing, that help is on the way. Others, hearing the same siren, fear and flee.

Each week, many gather, from all over the globe, to hear God’s Word, and experience the joy of His presence. Whereas, demons, fear and tremble, in His presence. James 2:19.

Same scene. Same story. Yet, opposite reactions…depending on whose side, they’re on.

The children of Israel are finally on the other side of the river.

The invisible hand of God, stopped the powerful, flooding, rushing, raging Jordan river, and the children of Israel, crossed on dry ground.

Together. United. As one.

This sent chills up and down the spines of every devil dwelling in the Promise Land.

Israel, set up memorial stones to commemorate, and celebrate, the day the Lord parted the Jordan.

Others, (the Amorites and Canaanites), hearing of it, were terrified.  

The Amorites? The Canaanites? Weren’t the Israelites, afraid of them?

Well yes, they were; almost four decades earlier, when Moses sent twelve spies into the land.

Do you remember? Twelve spies went in, two spies came back—and ten chickens. You can read all about it in Numbers 13-14.

Two men, Joshua and Caleb, were bold and courageous, they saw what God called, a land flowing with milk and honey. Period. They returned with a good report. It’s awesome, the land is great, grab your gear, let’s go get it.

The other ten, saw the same land flowing with milk and honey, but… they also saw giants, (and turned into chickens). Not literal chickens, but chicken-hearted, scaredy cats, they followed fear, instead of faith.

They saw the, Amorites and Canaanites, the doctor’s report, the overdue bills, the hurricane headed this way, the trouble with the kids that keep repeating, the bad habits that just won’t break, the addictions, the lions, and tigers, and bears…and so, in their eyes, those giants, were bigger than God.

They chose fear over faith. They said, they’ll kill us and eat our kids for lunch.

Their fear, went viral, spread like fire, and before it was over the people were trying to stone to death, Joshua and Caleb.

God finally had enough of their whining and complaining and cluck, cluck, clucking. So, He told Moses to stand back and He would wipe them all out.

But Moses stood in the gap; told God, that if He did that, the whole world would say that God wasn’t strong enough to deliver them into the Promise Land.

So, God told Moses, He wouldn’t wipe them all out, at once, but those whining little brats would never enter the Promise Land.  Numbers 14:23.

You see this is the second attempt at getting into the Promise Land. Their refusal to trust God, resulted in a forty-year delay, until every.single.one from that generation, were gone, except two, Joshua and Caleb.  

They let fear, sit in the chair, where faith was supposed to be.

Have we done that? Allowed giants to live in our home? Our heart? Our mind? Our Promise Land? Have we ever allowed anxiety, to reside in a home meant for peace? Do we ever cling to being right, rather than extending an olive branch? Do we carry a grudge against someone, rather than carrying a burden, for them? Are we quick to put on the judge’s robe, without taking time to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Do we, harbor fear, where we’re called to be bold and courageous?

Maybe so. Perhaps we’ve done one of those things; or, all of them.

But no more. That’s not who we are. That’s not where we live.  Not today. Not tomorrow. No more.

This is a new chapter. Chapter five. The number for grace.

Those giants that were so scary, are the ones trembling now. Today their hearts are melting like the wicked witch on wizard of oz.

The eviction notice is served. We’re not backing down, stepping back, or giving up one square inch of the Promise God has given.

You see, this hits closer to home, than you may know. It was about a dozen years or so ago. I sat at a round table, surrounded by giants. They were rooted and grounded in the land. I was new. The youngest in the crew.

But I had a dream, a promise, a vision.

We should have Church, right here in the clubhouse.

One giant, vehemently, shot down the idea. The arrows that shot from her eyes, the sword that swung from her tongue, should never come from a human being, especially one who claims to be a Christian.

But arrows were shot, the sword was swung, and all the others, followed her lead; except one, sweet, powerfully precious, Caleb.  

When giants see God moving into territory they possess, their hearts melt for fear—but it usually comes out, looking like rage.

That day, fear, that looked and sounded a lot like hate, sent the whole idea back to the wilderness for about a decade, (glad it wasn’t forty years).

But today, we have Church, in that very same clubhouse.

I may be wrong, but from what I can remember, every.single.one at that table is gone, except two. That sweet, powerfully precious, Caleb, and me.  

Love won. Always will.

Let’s pray.

Lord, we want to be on Your side. Help us choose faith over fear. Thank You for revealing, that many of the giants in our life, are really just fear in disguise.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Lord of the Harvest, Revelation 14:14-20

 



It’s almost October.

Up north, leaves are starting to show some color.

Fields are about ready. Farmer’s tractors, are fueled and waiting.

Snowbirds will soon be flocking south for the season.

All the planting and praying, weeding and watering; whether it be fields, or children, or retirement plans, it all comes down to this one thing:

Harvest time.

Not only for the here and now, but also, more importantly, for the hereafter.

We’re not the only ones preparing; Heaven is too.

Listen…can you hear Heaven, sharpening the sickles, for the harvest of the ages?  

As we wrap up this chapter, God reveals how He will wrap up this age; with a two-fold harvest. One is reaped and gathered in, the other is cast out, and trampled underfoot.

Lord, help us, have a harvest, that You find, worth reaping; worth keeping.

Reaping the Earth’s Harvest

14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.

Without question the, One like the Son of Man, is Jesus.  

Is it just me? Or, does Jesus seem like He's really fun. I mean, the Bible just told us, He's, sitting on a cloud—how fun is that? 

The symbolism is beautiful.

White represents His purity.

The golden crown, represents victory. Some may say it represents royalty. However, the word for “crown” here, is stéphanos—a wreath (garland), awarded to a victor in the Greek Olympics; a crown of victory.

The sharp sickle, in the hands of Jesus, reflects that He indeed is LORD of the Harvest.

 

15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.


Although most agree that the One on the white cloud is Jesus. Many are divided regarding exactly what He is harvesting.

Souls of saints? Or, souls of sinners?

Remember, the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible and context is king.

Do you remember when we looked at the 144,000 at the beginning of this chapter? In verse four they are called, firstfruits. That’s a clue to what coming.

Firstfruits indicate harvest time is here. The first pickings, are given, to the LORD of the Harvest.

That also helps us determine, our context.

Since firstfruits means first; we can expect more, of like kind and quality to follow.

For example. If our firstfruit is a batch of good ripe nice juicy golden delicious apples, we can expect more apples to follow. Not bananas. Not rotten tomatoes.

So, here we have 144,000 servants of God, standing with Jesus, and they are called firstfruits.  

So, should we expect a harvest of dirty rotten, Jesus hating, antichrist loving, mark of the beast wearing, souls of sinners, for a harvest?

Or, should we expect a harvest of like kind and quality to the 144,000 servants of God?

I think you know.

Furthermore, the customary, ebb and flow, appears to continue here.

What I mean by ebb and flow, is the style in which Revelation is given. It shows first one side and then the other. What God does, and then the devil. Jesus compares this period of time to labor pains, intense, and then calm again. Remember how we compared it to the back and forth of boxers in an arena.

Without getting too far ahead of ourselves, we’ll just note that the very next thing we’re about to see, will be very negative, a bloody picture of reaping the whirlwind, the grapes of wrath.

So, the natural ebb and flow, would indicate this picture will be a positive one.

I humbly submit, that his is likely, a picture of Jesus, the Lord of the Harvest, reaping those that are His. As He so Masterfully describes with, wheat and tares, (Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43); and, sheep and goats (Matthew 25:31-46). 


Reaping the Grapes of Wrath

17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

Now the scene changes.

We’re introduced to another angel, that comes out of the temple. 

However, this time the angel, is holding a sickle; like Jesus. 

This is not Jesus. This is another angel.  

 18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”

Now we meet yet another angel. Only this time he comes out from the altar and he has a special super-hero power, over fire.

Why is that mentioned?

He came out from the altar. He has power over fire.

What does that have to do with anything?

(Remember, the best commentary on the Bible, is the Bible.)

Is there any other references to an angel, by the altar, that plays with fire?

Well, as a matter of fact, you may remember the angel we already met some time ago, in Revelation 8:5-6.

Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; and there were peals of thunder, and rumblings, and flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. 6And the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.

So, in chapter eight we see an angel, by the altar, throw fire to the earth; triggering thunder and lighting and an earthquake.

That makes him similar, but doesn't really reveal much. However, when we consider the context, something is revealed: 

That action of the angel in chapter 8, is a prelude to the seven trumpet judgements; where all kinds of hell breaks loose on the earth. A third of the trees, and seas and fresh water, destroyed. A horde of demonic stinging locust from the abyss and an army of fire breathing, lion headed horses, kill a third of mankind.

Now, back here in our text in chapter fourteen, we see an angel, by the altar, with power over fire. And, guess where we’re standing. In the threshold, of the prelude, to the seven bowl (vial) judgements.

Putting all that together, it’s easy to predict that what comes next, isn’t going to be pretty.

Now, notice, the fire ranger angel, tells the other angel, to thrust his sickle, to gather the grapes, for they are fully ripe.   

Some commentators say this is to be taken in a negative sense. In review of original language, I don’t see how they see that. BUT, in context, it makes sense, and in no way compromises the integrity of scripture.

You may remember an interesting, perhaps puzzling conversation God had with Abraham, back in the day.  He said:

In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” Genesis 15:16.

God was talking to Abraham about the Promise Land.  Which, we’ve just crossed into in our Joshua study. God told Abraham, hundreds of years earlier, I’m giving you this land…BUT, you can’t have it yet, because, the Amorites haven’t sinned enough, yet, to kick them out.  Their wickedness isn’t quite fully ripe, but when it is, I’ll boot them out, and you’ll move in.

God’s patience is great, but harvest time comes; whether we reap a land flowing with milk and honey, or grapes of wrath, depends upon what’s been sown.

So here, we know exactly what the harvest is—grapes.

Or, is it…?

19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

He thrust in his sickle, just like Jesus does. However, rather than reaping, his harvest, he throws it into the winepress of the wrath of God.

This picture of judgment was the inspiration for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,
He is trampling out the vineyard where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on!

 20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

 

trampled outside the city

 

Revelation 22:14-15: Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by its gates. 15But outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

To be clear. This is a foreshadow of the battle of Armageddon; the bloody mess will splatter as high as the horse’s bridle, for one thousand six hundred furlongs, (a little less than 200 miles).


The Bible tells us, where. 

The battle will take place. From Armageddon, (Jezreel Valley), south through Kidron Valley (east of Jerusalem west of Mt of Olives) to just south of the Dead Sea, near Edom.

It also lets us in on, who. 

 Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran, (perhaps some …stans) Libya, Ethiopia. Today, the stage, is being set for this battle, as Russia and Iran strategically place weapons of war in Syria, the neighbors to the north of Israel.

It’s just not too clear about, when…

We’re given signs to watch for, told to be ready, and not fear.

This gospel will be preached to the whole world, then end will come. Matthew 24:14.

Just this past week, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, was viewed by 4.1 billion. It’s said to have been the most watch broadcast in the history of television. During her funeral, much scripture was read and the gospel of Jesus Christ was told.


The Temple will be rebuilt, sacrifice reinstated, for a time, (Daniel 9:27, 12:11, Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14).


Reportedly, (https://theisraelguys.com/red-heifer/)  for the first in over 2,000 years, red heifers, without spot or blemish, were brought to Israel.

All the way from Texas, the heifers were finally unloaded at the Ben Gurion Airport. The welcoming committee recited blessings of thanksgiving, sang and danced, and blew the shofar. They view this as a sign that the third temple will soon be built, along with the restoration of the temple sacrifices and coming of Messiah.

They may be right. And they are definitely wrong.

Those at the airport, (not far from Armageddon), don’t realize, they’re dancing in the threshold of the worst time in world history. The sacrifice they’re celebrating, is no longer needed. The price has already been paid. The Messiah they’re looking for, already came. His name is Jesus.  

The time indeed is FULLY RIPE.

 

Let’s pray.

Jesus, Lord of the Harvest, we invite You to prune us, to make us, be a bountiful harvest, worth reaping. We raise our hands and volunteer, in any way You want to use us, as laborers, in Your harvest field.

Come quickly Lord Jesus.

We love You.

Amen.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

That All May Know (powerful conclusion), Joshua 4:19-24

 

 


19 Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.

They finally crossed the Jordan, and the first thing God has them do is…

mark the calendar. The tenth day of the first month.

We do the same thing. My granddaughter just walked in, “Papa, do you want to come to my house Friday.”  

“Why?”

“It’s my birthday. I’ll be twelve.”

See? We mark the calendar too, so we can remember special days.  

There was something special about the tenth day of the first month, long before they crossed the Jordan.

Exactly, to the day, forty years prior, they were still in Egypt. Slaves. But on this very day forty years earlier, God told them, get ready, get a lamb, for in four days, you’re going to eat and run.

And they did. Four days later, after the very first Passover meal, they left the land, full and free.  

Now, here they are by God’s Divine Timing; and in four days from passing over the Jordan, they will once again, remember the Passover celebration.

Coincidence? Or, Providence? We don’t have enough faith, to believe, this was just coincidence.
  

 20 And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal.

Remember the stones?

The ones carried on the shoulder by the boulder toters? Here they are, in their new home, a mark on the calendar, set in stone.

Literally.  


 21 Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ 

Notice, they set up a situation, to trigger a question, so, they could give an answer.

Like the rancher who gave a standing invitation for his ranch hands, to come to the main house, for Sunday Church. Which was simply the ranch owner and his wife, sitting at the kitchen table reading the Bible, saying a prayer, and having a meal.

None of the cowboys ever went.

Until one Sunday morning, the oldest cowboy, was standing outside the bunkhouse, just staring at the main house.

One of the younger cowhands scoffed at the older.  “You ain’t thinkin’ a goin’ to Church are ya?”

The weathered old cowboy didn’t blink, just stared at the house, “If believin’ the way they does, makes ‘em the way they is—reckon it ‘bides lookin’ in ta”

Before it was over, the old cowboy was sitting at the table, tears in his eyes, getting to know his Maker.

It wasn’t long until the table was full of cowboys with calloused hands, and tender hearts.

I wanna live like that.

 

22 then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’; 23 for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over,

Israel is a nation. America is a nation. Blessed is the nation, whose God is the LORD. Psalm 33:12.

The nation was never to forget their Godly heritage. Never to erase HIStory.

Notice, it’s the families, the fathers, who have the honor, the responsibility, to teach the children; not the education system, not the state, not google, not television.  

The demonic aim of the abortion industry is to destroy the Devine design of families, which is the foundation of nations. (Making money is just the carrot dangled in front of the deceived.)

Removing the teaching of God’s Word and prayer, from schools, is direct rebellion against God.

Separation of Church and state, is an unconstitutional, diabolical, lie from the pits of hell.   

Now, we admit that government should not force any particular religion.

However, they lost their minds when they lost their God, and couldn’t (or wouldn’t) discern the difference between, religion and relationship.

You see, Christianity is not religion. It’s obedience to the real King, Ruler, Owner, of the Universe.

You don’t get to come into my house, and tell me to get out. Tell my children not to talk about me, tell my wife to sit down and shut up and obey your rules.

That would really tick me off.

God has a LOT of patience. I’d be kicking you off my planet in a nanosecond.

Separation of Church and state, is a perverted, corrupted, invention, of something that was never there, and never meant to be.

 

 24 that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”

Let us be about our Father’s business; memory makers, that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God, forever, and ever, amen.



Remember, we love you,

most importantly,

Jesus loves you.