Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Funny Picture

My funny cousin who lives in Europe posted this picture on my Facebook page:

ROFL!!! Heeheeeheeeee! Now that's funny!

Voting today

But revolution? Hmmm....well, not joining that, but I'm hoping for the best, and definitely praying...

Monday, 27 February 2012

Homosexual Agenda: What is a Christian to do?

Was thinking on this topic today, and found these articles that I think are helpful (click on the embedded links to read them in their entirety) :

Shofarsound: You believe that homosexuality and satanism have a direct link. Tell me about that.
Pastor Joe: In my estimation that would be the most notorious Satanist of the last century, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). [Crowley died just three years before organized homosexual activism took root in America]. Crowley stated that he had gone over to “Satan’s side” and wanted to become Satan’s chief of staff. Crowley was a bisexual, and his “Abbey of Thelema” or sex temple in Italy was found to have biographical graffiti, depicting orgies that included little children.  We document this from is own admirers in our documentary, The Kinsey Syndrome. He influenced the sexual revolutionary thought processes of everyone from Alfred Kinsey to Harry Hay. It is important to know that Crowley’s end goal was the ushering in of the age of Horus and the coming Antichrist, the man of sin.  He literally signed his name “The Beast 666.”
 (Read article here )

...and this one 

how should the Church respond to the homosexual agenda?
Pastor Joe: I believe that we need to respond to the homosexual agenda with Christ’s great commission. We need to speak the truth in love, and share with homosexuals, the same way we share with those who are caught up in other sins.  We need to approach those who have been deceived by the leaders of the homosexual agenda, in a spirit of humility, remembering that we too were enslaved to one vice or another, whether it was homosexuality or a myriad of other sins.  We need to remember that we are saved by God’s great grace and that God impartially extends this grace to all of humanity (Titus 2:11-13). We need to remember Paul’s Holy Spirit inspired words when he instructed us to:

 “…. always to be gentle toward everyone. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:2b-5).

Friday, 24 February 2012

Getting to Know You (and me)...

Yikes! This portion (up to the *****) is an edit because.....
..... I didn't know I needed this on this post until I (just) visited Joanne's blog...The Rules!

  • You must post the rules

  • Post 11 fun facts about yourself

  • Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you & then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged

  • Tag 11 people and link them in your post

  • Let them know you have tagged them.

  • Now, since I like to bend rules You don't have to follow the rules here to a T. If you want to answer just some of the questions or pick less people to tag thats ok...and if you decide not to do this at all well that ok too!


     I got tagged (sort of)...Ma at Ma's Blog asked some pretty interesting questions so I'll give it a go, first 11 facts about me:

    1. I hate to be late, but I always seem to be running late, so I'm always rushing to get to work on time. I think I'm THE MOST punctual person there, lol.
    2. I LOVE bargains (although often I end up buying something at a really great price that I end up never using or needing)
    3. I LOVE going to the Dollar Tree Store (this kinda goes together with #2)
    4. I hate housework, but I love the results of getting it over with.
    5. I am terrible at keeping my important paperwork organized. Tax time is a nightmare for me. Funny thing is I got the highest marks at work for doing my paperwork. The boss said she had never ever given a perfect score before (I've got a lot of that -polar opposite stuff- going on, maybe that's why I'm always so confused)
    6. I LOVE reading, mostly books about history or biographies. That's one reason why I find the Bible so incredibly fascinating.
    7. I LOVE England! My vacation there was heaven on earth. I hope to go back one day.
    8. I'm part Asian, but I have absolutely zero interest in ever going to Asia.
    9. I LOVE matching accessories to my outfits.
    10. I HATE wearing makeup. I do once in a blue moon, and people that know me at work will ask “Who's the guy you are trying to impress?” because it almost never happens.
    11. I LOVE flannel sheets in the winter time.

    Ma's questions and my answers:
    1. What do you find strangely beautiful? Jellyfish...there are some incredibly beautiful ones, yet kinda eerie looking...
       2. Are you a morning or night person? Definitely a night person, didn't even have to think about that one.
       3. Do you go to a church, if so, what is it like? Not a brick and mortar church, although when I attend one with family or friends I love it (the music and the message always seems to hit me right where I am at the moment) and always am refreshed by it.
       4. If you could've been born in any time period what would it have been? The Victorian era fascinates me.... but also I think living in Jesus' time would have been awesome if I could have been one of the thousands He fed loaves and fishes to. However, that time period is disturbing to me...people like Herod, and Caesar, and cleanliness was much more of a problem then (I think)...not much indoor plumbing and washing machines, etc. Boy have we got it easy!
       5. What one thing could a person put on a sandwich that would ruin it for you? Pickled herring.
       6. Are you afraid of getting older? Yes and no, I hate getting sick.
       7. What do you miss about being younger? I can't really think of anything, I had a difficult childhood...
       8. What do you NOT miss about being younger? I always felt terrorized, I don't now, so I suppose that's one thing I definitely do not miss.
       9. What is your favorite song right now? Music isn't really my “thing”...so this is a really tough question somehow. I do enjoy works by Handel, and (edited to add)... Bach was a genius...

      10.What is the messiest part of your house? Definitely my spare bedroom...but my living room is a close second right now because I've been pulling boxes of stuff out of the spare room to shred, and sorting through stuff...Aaaaargh!!!
      11.Do you think it is okay for kids that you don't know from the surrounding neighborhoods to show up uninvited to your house to play? (research for me) No, not uninvited. My daughter had a problem with some of her neighborhood children showing up and taking sodas out of her fridge in her garage whenever they felt like it, and they went through a lot of soda!....she had to put a stop to it. I think boundaries are good and children need to learn how to respect other people's boundaries, and learn what their own are as well. It is part of proper training, and teaches them (the offenders) how to control themselves, and know how to set their own boundaries for others to respect in their (those offenders) personal situations as well so they won't keep creating chaos in other people's lives.

    Now for others that I need to tag...well, not sure that many regular visitors would accept the challenge, or want it (as Ma also pointed out) so I'll put it “out there” for anyone who wants to follow up with these questions (If you read this far into this posting, consider yourself tagged):

    1. What is your favorite dessert?
    2. What bothers you most in your day to day activities?
    3. How do you cope (besides prayer, I'm considering that a given) with annoying people?
    4. If you could change one thing instantly in your life, what would it be?
    5. Where is the one place in this world that you want to someday visit before you die?
    6. What do you think most people find ANNOYING about you?
    7. What do you think most people find ENDEARING about you?
    8. What is the one thing that you do better than most people?
    9. If you could meet anyone in history (besides Jesus, we already know you want to meet Him) who would it be?
    10. If you could have something (a tangible thing, like “the Hope diamond” or a Lamborgini, or castle in Ireland, as for instances...now since those are suggestions, you must think of another one, lol) that right now seems absolutely unattainable, what would it be?
    11. What is one thing many people don't know about you but you wish that they did?

    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    More about Coconuts part 3

    I followed a link which I KNEW would lead to an infomercial, but thought "oh well, maybe I'll glean SOMETHING from it..." it was about finding out the one food you shouldn't eat and it'll make you ____________(slim, healthy, perfect in every way, lol) . So after listening to him for almost a half an hour telling about how perfect he and his lovely wife have become by following his "simple program" which involves at least 4 books, a video, a few simple exercises, and being harassed by him and his wife via emails, oh, and some of your money sent to him which he promises to "refund fully if you aren't completely satisfied".... I decided to look up something he said early on in his schpiel... something about the liver needing to be healthy to process fats correctly....so I decided to see if anyone else said anything about the liver and what we can do to improve it's function and health...and found it!!! This article also states that coconut oil is wonderful and easy to digest and easy for the body to use as fuel, and mentions alot of other things about how to get your liver, heart, and blood vessels healthy. It is informative and humorous. It's on Rense.com and some people seem to have an aversion to that website...I've found alot of great stuff there, but maybe it's just me...oh well, if you get something good out of this, praise the Lord! :)


    Monday, 13 February 2012

    Whitney Houston

    Alex Jones put it out there about Whitney Houston's death and how "big pharma" is more dangerous than street drugs...well I do agree that BOTH are dangerous, but it is more dangerous to be complacent about legal prescription drugs by thinking that they are completely "safe", and the truth does need to be told about the fact that prescription drugs are overprescribed and overused. I personally do not use anything stronger than Tylenol, and even that I rarely take. Anyway, here's Alex:

    God Wins

    The last episode of the series "Know Your Enemy" says everything I've also been sensing, that the darkest hour will come just before the dawn, but that we are to hold fast to what is true, and reject the easy, the false, the mixing of lies with the truth, and that it will get very difficult for us, but that Jesus will never leave us, and that the devil can only go so far as God allows him to go, he is still on a leash but he will intimidate us and use what he knows are our weakest points to try to pull us into his camp. I didn't see every single episode of this series. I do hope to do that, I skipped around here and there, and every episode was packed with information that resonated with truth, and helped me to connect some of the straggling dots, and helped me to confront some of my thoughts about "good people" in other religions which I sometimes lapse into, and which makes me a little complacent about standing firm for the truth. This last episode sums it all up very well... in one of the comments (trucom88) states this series helped him (her?) to understand he/or she has been following the ways of false religion and the devil, and now wants to leave all that behind to truly follow after Jesus, and asks advice how to do that, and thefuelproject gives comments on getting a readable Bible (NLT) and joining a good church (where he/she feels comfortable)....that seems contradictory, placing more emphasis on feeling than truth, and NLT (New Living Translation) isn't necessarily the best translation...however, when I was first saved I read the Living Bible paraphrase, and the New King James Version, which are supposedly some of the worst Bibles available. I was blessed for reading them, and the Lord did use them to teach me about Himself and draw me to Him.  God truly does win! (not about us, it's about Him, halleluja!)

    Sunday, 12 February 2012

    Wisdom and Foolishness

     This "Know Your Enemy" series is tying up so many loose ends for me, giving more of the evidence for things that I suspected but didn't fully understand. The next video clips are about the movement to replace worship of God with worship of mankind (man being born of a woman, and "wisdom" being given a feminine gender assignment. As a little background, this again ties back to Gaia, Semiramis, Ishtar, etc. and Sophia (which means "wisdom") check out the 6th century Hagia Sophia:

    soph·ist  (sfst)
    a. One skilled in elaborate and devious argumentation.
    b. A scholar or thinker.
    2. Sophist Any of a group of professional fifth-century b.c. Greek philosophers and teachers who speculated on theology, metaphysics, and the sciences, and who were later characterized by Plato as superficial manipulators of rhetoric and dialectic.

    [Middle English sophiste, from Latin sophista, from Greek sophists, from sophizesthai, to become wise, from sophos, clever.]
     sophist [ˈsɒfɪst]
    1. (Philosophy) (often capital) one of the pre-Socratic philosophers who were itinerant professional teachers of oratory and argument and who were prepared to enter into debate on any matter however specious
    2. a person who uses clever or quibbling arguments that are fundamentally unsound
    [from Latin sophista, from Greek sophistēs a wise man, from sophizesthai to act craftily]
    Notice the mentioning of Plato in the above as exposing some of these philosophers to be superficial manipulators...but many of the later "sophists" of the enlightenment refer to Plato's ideas as the basis for their agenda. 

    This gives a deeper understanding to the word "sophisticated":
    so·phis·ti·cate  (s-fst-kt)

    v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
    1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
    2. To make impure; adulterate.
    3. To make more complex or inclusive; refine.
    To use sophistry.
    n. (-kt)
    A sophisticated person.
     [Middle English sophisticaten, to adulterate, from Medieval Latin sophisticre, sophistict-, from Latin sophisticus, sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophists, sophist; see sophist.]
     I love the quotation from Stephen Hawking: "The greatest enemy of true knowledge is not ignorance; it is the ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE"

    Saturday, 11 February 2012

    That Woman Jezebel

    Something striking that I notice about this sculpture is that although the woman is made to look beautiful, there is something very masculine and androgynous about her. The same could be said about our "statue of liberty"...the intense look of the face and it's strong and subtly angry features, the posture, and the position of the shoulders to the collarbone, seem to lend it a "masculine air". Interesting that Michelangelo often used male models for his artwork of women and simply "added breasts" ...do a search on his works and you can see this is true.

    This series of videos has some startling information about "that woman Jezebel" that when seen together show us a portrait of a "spirit of deception" that has taken a deep hold on modern society. From terms such as "Mother Earth", Gaia, Venus, Diana, Lilith, we see the strong female "liberated woman" of today who has control over her body, her finances, her destiny, her men, and even in positions of power over many men, women in high leadership positions of today's government systems. Mrs. Obama also is much more active and visible than "first ladies" of the past. The fact that Jackie Kennedy was as forward as she was (much more so than first ladies previous to her) led some to criticize them at the time, though many more idolized her...

    What does the Bible tell us about the spirit of Jezebel?
    Rev_2:20  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
    (also do a word search on Jezebel and read about her interactions with Elijah in 1 and 2 Kings.)

    I knew much of what is said in these video clips already, but it helped me to organize my thoughts about what I already knew, and filled in some gaps of info on this that I didn't know, and helped me better understand how far we are in God's timeline here on earth....

    Rom 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
    Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
    Rom 13:13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
    Rom 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

    Friday, 10 February 2012

    The Information War

    I love this series (Know Your Enemy) of Youtube videos. This segment gets into the translating of the Bible into the English language. It's interesting to me that the King James only people are so sure that the KJV of the Bible is "the only acceptable English translation" because at the time it came out, the Geneva and Tyndale Bibles were considered the acceptable versions and the KJV a new corruption backed by the Anglicans who were hostile to the Protestants. Lots of great info on this segment of the series:

    Know Your Enemy: Deism

    Deism is a system of theology (or actually "philosophy" would be a more suitable description for it) that I am very weak in...the only thing I can say I really know about it is that many of our "founding fathers" were Deists. These video clips have a wealth of info, a good summation of what this philosophy teaches and believes, and lays the groundwork for the Freemasons and the Illuminati:

    Do Dreams Mean Anything? Part 3

     Pro 18:11  The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
    Pro 18:12  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

    Yesterday morning I wrestled in a dream that when I awoke had me thinking about a girl at work that had "visited" me in my dream. Let's call her Sarah....a bit of background info on Sarah: she is a young lady of about 21 years of age. She is a smart, and pretty little red head. The expression on her face is usually blank, but with her mouth turned downward giving her an angry expression. When she does laugh, it is a bitter sort, haughty and cynical, and soon after that moment passes, she reverts back to the blank and angry stare. Her attitude and actions say "I really don't give a $#I+ about you, or about anything, so let's just get on with it".

    The dream:
    Sarah smirked about my faith in Jesus and made snide remarks about my age affecting my ability to reason. I said "I can hardly wait to see YOU when you are 60 (I'm not 60, but getting close), and see how you handle it" to which she coldly and calmly countered "And YOU won't be around to see it"....I then grabbed her by the shoulders and drew her right up to my face and said: "Jesus REALLY IS true and real, there IS a God, and that is the TRUTH!"  She didn't budge, and while my face was in hers says coldly "You are not getting through to my heart". I let her go but while doing so said haughtily "That's too bad, I feel SORRY for you". In the dream I caught a glimpse of a coworker (who says he's an atheist, but I do not get that "vibe" from him at all) and he's trying to get my attention with a look of sad disapproval in how I'm behaving.

    When I awoke I kept thinking about my reaction (which is pretty accurate of how I am, unfortunately) and about Sarah, about how she is at work, and about what took place in my dream.

    In part, this is what I've come up with so far (it needs alot of unpacking):

    1. Sarah has a huge guard up. She's a tiny thing barely 5 feet (I think... if that) and has a huge wall that says "You cannot hurt me because I'm inside my huge fortress". Her attitude, ideas, frame of reference, etc, all are part of the fortress that "protects" her, giving her an appearance of strength and invulnerability.

    2. Sarah is young, and has a cockiness toward everyone that says "I'm better than you are...get used to it" and I have a problem with that kind of attitude, always have...especially with someone as young and impertinent as that. Now they call that sort of thing "precocious". I just think it's terribly bad manners.

    3. My approach (exaggerated, however right on target in this dream) is to drill the truth into people. "Jesus is Lord, like it or lump it!!! Too bad for you if you are so retarded you can't accept the fact" Yeah, that's how I think, even if I don't express it in words to people, it's there just under the surface. :-(

    4. Sarah is somewhere inside there, and I think she's hurting and afraid to let it show, and actions and attitudes such as mine drive her deeper and make her more sure that keeping that guard way high is the right thing to do especially around Christian fanatics.

    5. Yes, God does not like haughtiness, therefore for me to counter what I perceive as haughtiness with haughtiness of my own is doubly wrong. Two wrongs definitely don't make a right. :-(

    There's alot more there, but that is the main thrust of it.

    When I was a newborn Christian, I had a dream that went like this:

    I saw a parade of men in business suits and ties, dress shoes polished, and brief cases in their right hand, jogging in formation, all looking straight ahead with no expression, like robots. I wondered about them...and then saw a beautiful young woman who looked wise beyond her seemingly young appearance...so I asked her "Who are they, and what are they about?" She pointed in the direction they were running and said "Look and see" so I walked a few steps their direction and saw up ahead beautiful suburbs and quiet streets and homes, all identical, row after row. Their whole purpose and goal was that life here that lay in front of them.... and I called out to them "but there's so much more!!!" but they didn't hear me, they continued stone-faced in lock step "trudge-trudging" ahead in their lock step jog.  I looked at the young woman and asked "how do I get through?" and she pointed at me...but it wasn't at me, she was pointing to someone behind me. There was a girl that was crying, deeply hurt. I asked her what was wrong and how I could help her. She immediately stopped crying and told me she wanted a sandwich.

    At the time I had that dream, I was unsure about evangelism and what my role needed to be in it. This dream helped me to understand what part of the problem (for me, anyway) is. People have their hearts and minds set to the things of this world, not realizing that this world is passing away...and that our lives are very short when compared to eternity. Getting people to think about it is.....hard, if not impossible, if they don't want to. The young and hurting girl in the dream seemed to be telling me that I stand a better chance at reaching the hurting, and yet still they will try to make their hunger only about immediate gratification, when of course, the hunger goes much deeper than the immediate.

    Both of these dreams have a common thread. They both are about reaching others, and about my natural inclinations of how to do it, and how off the mark my natural reactions and inclinations are, even when it is well intentioned (most often my ways don't even reach that high...but even that "well meaning" high reach isn't high enough).

    This world is lost. The people are blind, deaf and dumb, like the jogging businessmen. My noise of "clanging cymbals" will only make them want to run away from me. It doesn't work. What did the Apostle Paul say about how to reach others?

    Col 4:3  Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
    Col 4:4  That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
    Col 4:5  Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
    Col 4:6  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

    In all things, seeking the Lord in prayer for openings (for God to soften their heart and make them open and receptive), for wisdom, for endurance through adversity when we are met with ridicule and hostility, and in everything, with grace and love, giving thanks to our Heavenly Father who supplies us with the gifts that are truly appropriate to each moment, and not dependent on our fleshy ways to achieve anything for Him.

    The area of God's sovereignty comes into this in a way that is beyond my limitations of how to understand it. He has provided a means to alter what "is", by using us to reach others, when we get ourselves out of His way to do it through us. I've seen the sovereignty issue ignored and/or abused, because it causes Christians to think they don't need to do anything, God is doing it and what I do won't change what He has purposed...yes, AND no. There is an interactive element to His dealings with us, one that causes us to submit to His sovereign will because of His doing, not ours, and yet WE CAN get in the way and impede progress, hardening ourselves, like young Sarah has hardened herself. What I see in Sarah, is also true about myself.

    Sunday, 5 February 2012

    They're Here.....

     First off, for anyone reading this that hasn't read here much, let me say right off the top that I do not subscribe to submitting to fear over the stuff that is being revealed. We who are the Lord's are under His protection and have NOTHING to fear. We ARE supposed to WATCH and PRAY. We need to be concerned, yet not overwrought. I do not agree with many who bring this information out who think that we need to revolt, to have a revolution. No. We are to WATCH (be aware of what's going on) and PRAY (talk with Jesus about it, as for wisdom, and guidance through this junk, in a manner that will bring Him honor and glory). OK, now you may continue, lol...

    Stuff about cyborgs.... it's just science fiction, right?

    I had seen many years ago (back in the 90's when I began learning about these kinds of things online) that there were experiments that involved linking the human brain with computers...well, not quite...I had seen it discussed first in "Omni magazine" back in the early 80's in their science "continuum" section which dealt with real scientific research that is going on. Sure there are those who will "pooh-pooh" magazines such as Omni because it had both science fiction and science fact, and some people cannot discern the difference and think  it  must therefore all be fabricated...and then a few years later there are videos of hardwired animals and insects controlled by remote control....and articles such as the one I have linked below...

    Who knows how long they've been working on this and how far they are in their research except what they allow to be leaked out. Here's an article about it, but they probably know alot more than what they are telling:



    researchers at Tel Aviv University have successfully created circuits that can replace motor functions - such as blinking - and implanted them into brains. 
    They hope the technology could in the future help people suffering from brain malfunctions such as Parkinson's disease - by replacing damaged or malfunctioning tissue with chips that perform the same function.

    I agree with this person who wrote in the comment section:
    It sounds nice and all, but it's just the bait. I think it's naive to think that one day that chip in your brain is not going to be monitored and misused by your beloved government. After all thinkers are just too damn hard to govern.
    Alex Jones talks about alot of this stuff here: