History In The Making

History In The Making

Today, May 14, 2018 is a historic day for both Israel, and the United States.  The reason is that the United States of America will open it’s embassy in Jerusalem.  This is a campaign promise that President Donald Trump made, and clearly has kept.  It will be a day to be remembered for both our countries, which are great friends.


Timing is Everything

If you will recall, in 2017 during the festival of Hanukkah, Donald Trump made the declaration that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the eternal capitol of Israel.  During this announcement, he stated that the United States was making plans to move it’s embassy to Jerusalem.  It is usually customary to give gifts during Hanukkah, and this certainly was a gift welcomed by Israelis, and Israel loving Americans.

The opening of the embassy in Jerusalem is also being timed with the 70th anniversary of the formation of the modern state of Israel.  This was not done by accident.  This was deliberately done by the United States, to send a strong message, at the right time.  That message is effectively, “Israel is our friend, and she has a legitimate right to exist.  Jerusalem is her capitol and it is time for other countries to get on-board.”  The timing, again, could not have been better.



The opening of our embassy in Jerusalem also well timed for another reason.  This past week, the United States backed out of former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.  It was a disastrous plan to begin with, as it put not only Israel at risk, but the entire Middle East as well.  When Trump made his December recognition of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, many naysayers thought that the Middle East would literally implode into a mass of violence worse than we have ever seen.  In fact, the exact opposite happened.

In response to this past week’s announcement, Iranian forces inside Syria decided to call the United States, and Israel’s hand, by launching a rocket attack in the Golan Heights.  That would prove to be a major mistake.  As expected, Israel responded with precision strikes that decimated Iran’s infrastructure inside Syria.  Israel showed that militarily, they are the supreme military force in the region, and frankly embarrassed Iran’s military.  Yet, despite Iran throwing a temper tantrum, the US Embassy dedication is continuing on.  Our solidarity with Israel has not only been displayed with words, but backed up with action.  Action I might add, that had been lacking with the past three US Presidents, who are both Republican and Democrat.


What Believers Should Be Doing Right Now

All this pomp and circumstance surrounding tomorrow’s opening of the embassy can and should be celebrated by all Americans, but certainly by believers in Yeshua.  Yet throughout all the celebrations, what else should believers be doing right now during this historic time?

First, we should be blessing Israel.  The Bible states in Genesis Chapter 12:

“I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

It is our duty as believers to bless the nation of Israel.  Now, that does not mean we agree with every decision it’s government makes.  However, we should be blessing them with our prayers that the country will prosper financially, militarily, and most importantly, spiritually.  That they will come to recognize that the Messiah (Mashiach) that they seek, is Yeshua and that they will be saved!

Second, we should also do with the Bible states by praying for the peace of Jerusalem in Psalem 122:

“Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.”

The Jewish people are our brothers and sisters, and in the coming days, they are likely to have some very real security threats over all of this.  As of the time of this blog post there is amassing on the security fence between Israel and Gaza, 35,000 protesters.  However, this should not dissuade us from blessing Israel, praying for shalom in Jerusalem, and praying that our diplomats will also be safe and secure.

May G-d bless Israel during this time, and may He also bless our nation for keeping His commandment to bless Israel!






The Only Answer To Give To Our Children

The Only Answer To Give To Our Children

By now, we have all been inundated, and continue to be assailed, with the news cycle of the tragic event that took place on February 14, 2018.  Seventeen innocent lives were taken from this world.  Their crime:  Simply going to school to get an education, and for the adults who were killed, for going to work and doing what they loved, which was to teach.  I cannot think of a single person over the last half of February, and now into March, that still is not talking about this horrific incident.


Out of the ashes of this event, we have seen a ground-swell of young kids, many of them students at Marjorie Douglas High School, organize and are set to protest on March 24 in the “March For Our Lives.”  Names like Cameron Kasky and David Hogg have emerged as the leaders of this movement, garnering much time on all the cable news shows, late night talk shows, and basically anyone that will listen to them.  There is no doubt they are passionate about what they believe in, and whether you are a liberal, or a conservative, they have a right to be heard according to the laws of the land.


Many of the sayings that I have heard are that, “Prayers are not enough.”  Also, I have seen Kasky state himself, “Demanding – “we” take action now.” (emphasis added)  Clearly emotions are still running high, and who can blame them?  They watched their classmates get slaughtered by a very disturbed individual, and that is traumatic.  So many young people are asking why this sort of thing happened yet again?  Remember Columbine, Paducha, Sandy Hook, and sadly a host of other tragic shooting events?  Why are our children doing this?


The answer is simple, but it is a matter of just accepting it.  We are a lost, sinful, prideful, and fallen people.  “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.  Our nation has systematically been falling apart at the spiritual seams, and instead of us humbling ourselves before Jesus and repenting of our sins, we continue to not only idolize our children, but in doing so, they see themselves as an idol.


We say things like, “Follow your heart son/daughter.”  But what does the Bible state?  Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than anything else and mortally sick. Who can fathom it?”  In other words, we encourage them to follow what they think, instead of doing what God states when He said, Proverbs 3:5-10 “Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.  Don’t be conceited about your own wisdom; but fear Adonai, and turn from evil.  This will bring health to your body and give strength to your bones.”


Did you see that?  It will bring strength to our bodies, and strength to our bones.  His Word is what sustains us, and this is what happened to our children.  We stopped teaching them the Word, and instead let Reality TV, the internet, violent video games, and sexual promiscuity and confusion teach their gospel.  We have fatherless homes due to no-fault divorce, and even when there is a man in the house, they are virtually checked out, by not engaging with their kids and their wives.  Also, before the ladies shout “Amen!”, please understand that there are plenty of moms out there that are un-engaged with their children just like some men.


When we look at what took place in Parkland, Florida, the fault is not the NRA, gun manufacturers, or even our politicians, be they Democrat or Republican.  The problem is right back in the home, with a lack of Biblical teaching, prayer, and seeking the righteousness of Jesus.  The answer we need to give to our children is parents coming back to Jesus, and getting their spiritual lives right with Him.  It’s about turning off the TV and cracking open the Bible to edify our spirits and one another in the Word of the Lord.  If American families would simply turn back to God and seek his face, we would see the miracle of God take place and school shootings like the one in Parkland will become a thing of the past.


Hunter Bonner is a blogger for The Watchman Report.  He can be reached on Twitter @RealWatchman



Political Agendas vs Rule Of Law

Political Agendas vs Rule Of Law

As of this writing, the government has officially shutdown.  Democrats and Republicans could not reach a consensus over spending, and thus with the budget deadline reached, spending for various government departments have ceased.  This government shutdown did not come suddenly.  For several months Congress has been authorizing extensions on spending month to month, but there was one thing looming on the horizon that indicated this day would come.  What we have arrived at is a situation where political agendas conflict with the rule of law.

What I am referring to is the source of this impasse.  Republicans wanted any budget spending tied to dealing once and for all the flood of illegal immigration that has existed for decades.  One of the promises that Donald Trump made to voters during his campaign was to build a wall on the southern border to physically stop the flood of illegals into the United States.  Additionally, what was also at stake are the literally thousands of people who were brought to this country illegally by parents and what their fate holds.  Democrats and some Republicans are wanting to give the so called “dreamers”, as well as the millions of illegal aliens in this country, amnesty while most Republicans want current immigration laws enforced.

What happened late Friday evening was that Democrats mustered enough votes in the Senate to block any spending measures.  However, make no mistake what took place was politicians on both sides effectively chose to value the interests of law-breakers over American citizens.  When I say American citizens, I am not just referring to those who are naturally born here, but millions who legally immigrated to our country.  Our congressional leaders have shown through their actions, very and loud and clearly, that US citizens rights and our immigration laws mean nothing to them.  What matters more is satisfying a political agenda.

The Bible is very clear that we are to, “Obey the laws of the land.”  The law of this land is that you cannot just walk into America whenever you feel like it.  There is a process every person is supposed to go through, and if you want to remain here, like obtaining employment or living permanently in the United States, then there is a process for that.  Incidentally, this is not unique to our country, as other countries have similar laws.  I cannot just enter Mexico, Britain, or Poland without following those nation’s laws.  Why then is America the exception?

What is this political agenda?  Very simply, Democrats have for years set themselves up as the so-called guardians of immigrants to this country.  However, they do not do this out of the goodness of their hearts, but do so with one thing in mind.  They are using illegals to load the ballot box during elections with promises to them that they will “standup” for their interests.  Once elections are over, they do absolutely nothing for them, until the next election cycle and the process repeats.  But the bottom line is, there is a large lobby of politicians in our nation’s capital that have zero interest or inclination in the rule of law.  That rule of law is that to enter America, there is an immigration process, i.e., laws that must be followed.

What we as Americans should see is that predominately one political party has chosen to hold the entire nation hostage financially to satisfy this agenda.  They have literally exposed themselves, beyond all reasonable doubt, that Democrats do not care about the rule of law.  These are the same Democrats that would not even consider taking up to vote about “Kate’s Law”, months after the measure passed the House.  Kate’s Law would essentially end sanctuary cities and compel local municipalities to cooperate fully with national immigration authorities.  This bill was inspired by the tragic death of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a 6-time deported illegal alien from Mexico who was released by San Francisco authorities, and not held for immigration authorities, because they have laws to not cooperate with immigration officials.  Again, Democrats across the board have rejected passing such a law to protect Americans.

So here we are at a government shutdown.  Strangely, while this is totally unnecessary, I woke up this morning and the world was not on fire, due to the shutdown.  However, make no mistake that this shutdown is 100% the fault of both sides.  Democrats for ignoring the rule of law, and Republicans who went along with Democrats, either through silence and inaction, or those GOP lawmakers who refused to effectively make the case to the American people that their government was being shut-down by lawmakers who care nothing about the law.

This is what happens when we as a nation forsake G-d and Yeshua as our L-rd.


Matthew 23:28 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

28 Likewise, you appear to people from the outside to be good and honest, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and far from Torah.


1 John 3:4 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

4 Everyone who keeps sinning is violating Torah — indeed, sin is violation of Torah.

Until we as a nation decide to collectively get on our knees and repent of our sins, things like this government shutdown will only get worse and worse.  It is time for America to repent.  Some have elevated the current President to some type of savior status.  He is not the savior of this country.  He certainly has been used by G-d for several things, but is that any different than any other story from the Bible?  The answer of course is no.

The rule of law is not just American codified law, but the law of G-d.  This should always be number 1 and political agendas will always conflict with His Word.  As believers, it is time to stop aligning ourselves with political parties and agendas, and align ourselves with the Word of our L-rd Yeshua.



Thoughts On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Even though Martin Luther King Day has passed, I want to share some thoughts with you regarding the man, and the woman who taught me about him.

In 4th grade, I had Mrs. Evelyn Berryman as my teacher at Northside Elementary School in Waxahachie, TX. Mrs. Berryman was, in short, one of the most fantastic teachers I ever had in my public education. It was in her class that I was first taught the subject of “Black History”.

In her class we learned all sorts of things, like the first gas mask was invented by a black man, the first open heart surgery was performed by a black man, and of course, we learned about the legend and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of the first things she taught me was, that Dr. King and I had the exact same birthday. January 15.

What I learned about Dr. King, is that he was a brave man. He literally went to jail, not to show off, or gather followers just for the sake of having them. Rather, he stood up, along with many others, and said there is something inherently wrong treating someone differently because of the color of their skin. I learned that there were many white people that marched in protests with him, much to their detriment of their families, friends, and employers. But what I learned about Dr. King is that, a man can have a fundamental disagreement, and not start a riot or tear the place up. In fact, Dr. King abhorred violent protests.

Dr. King was gunned downed in a cowardly act, and the reason for that was as clear then, as it is now. Someone, and really, many people did not like the idea of “colored people” being empowered. I use that term not to be offensive, but it was a term used back then of contempt. If it makes you mad to read it now, please know that there are many black people, and people of all colors, who are alive from that era today, that found it equally if not more so offensive back then.

I would like to think that one of Dr. King’s legacies is what happened in Mrs. Berryman’s 4th grade class. You see, Mrs. Berryman was a black teacher, teaching public school to a room full of kids of all different colors, creeds, and religions, whereas just a decade prior to that, it would have been unheard of. Dr. King was also a believer in Christ, and as such, because of his profession of faith, he went to be with the L-rd Yeshua. I think he had to smile, when looking down from heaven, to see the scene in Mrs. Berryman’s class. I know it makes me smile even today.

Mrs. Berryman was a lady who did not care what color you were, where you came from, or how much money your momma and daddy made. She treated everyone based on the “content of their character.” This was the essential message in Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Dr. King stood up for people of all colors. Today, there is much racial tension in this country. Some of it is artificial, meaning, that some people just thrive off stirring up trouble, when none exists. And then there are real racial injustices that are taking place, and unfortunately, people tend to take sides based on political parties.

As I posted in a quote from Dr. King earlier today, the church, that is, we as believers, should not be sold out to any political party. We should be the moral conscience of this great land. That means even when our political party is saying we should think one way, what we should be doing is getting in our Word, getting on our knees, and then submit to what He wants, and not what man wants. That may mean sometimes agreeing with people you may disagree with on many other things. Bottom line is, Dr. King stood up for what was morally right, and we as believers should too.


Dr King

Hillsong New York Is Not A Christian Church

Hillsong New York Is Not A Christian Church

If you watched the daytime TV show “The View”, you may have seen a special guest that appeared on their show recently.  Carl Lentz was a guest on the show, and was asked a wide range of questions.  It did not take long for those questions to get down to the point on issues on homosexuality and abortion.  This show has an all-female host lineup, many of which are liberal in their political and moral train of thought.

She Said/He Said

“Pastor” Carl was asked his view on abortion, and this was his response.

“So, it’s not a sin in your church to have an abortion?” pro-abortion host Joy Behar asked.

Lentz responded: “That’s the kind of conversation we would have finding out your story, where you’re from, what you believe. … I mean, God’s the judge. People have to live to their own convictions. That’s such a broad question, to me, I’m going higher. I want to sit with somebody and say, ‘What do you believe?’”

“So it’s not an open and shut case to you?” Behar asked.

“Some people would say it is,” Lentz responded. “To me, I’m trying to teach people who Jesus is first, and find out their story. Before I start picking and choosing what I think is sin in your life, I’d like to know your name.”


At another point, co-host Sara Haines asked where Lentz stands on issues like abortion and homosexuality.

“Hillsong is seen as this hip, progressive church that’s drawn huge millennial crowds, but it’s still evangelical,” Haines said. “So, where do you stand on social issues that young people are particularly passionate about, like gay marriage [and] abortion? Like, how do you address those types of things?”

“Hillsong is seen as this hip, progressive church that’s drawn huge millennial crowds, but it’s still evangelical,” Haines said. “So, where do you stand on social issues that young people are particularly passionate about, like gay marriage [and] abortion? Like, how do you address those types of things?”

Lentz replied: “I think our job is still to help people—not necessarily change how they think—but try to point them to what God has said, what we believe the Bible [has] to say. We believe that God is good, that God loves everybody, that Jesus was here to set people free, and that’s still the good news of the gospel.”


The Agony Of Defeat

You may need to read this a few times over and let it sink in.  This was not some popstar sharing their so-called “faith” in G-d, although, Carl Lentz tries his best to appear to be one, wearing trendy, popstar type outfits and hanging out with celebrities.  This was the pastor of one of the biggest mega-churches in the country, and in New York City, being asked questions that any true believer of the gospel would be able to give definitive answers.  Yet, his responses were not just non-committed rebuttals, but frankly, they were a load of platitudes designed to tickle the ears of a broad spectrum of people.


“Pastor” Lentz had an amazing opportunity to share the truth of the Word of G-d, in front of millions of viewers, who likely would never step foot into any church, much less the one he pastors.  They are people that would not tune into any sort of Christian programming, and certainly not Hillsong New York’s streaming of their church services.  This was a secular TV show, viewed by many unchurched and likely, backslidden people, and it was a pivotal moment to share unashamedly what the gospel says on these subjects.


And Carl Lentz failed.


The Truth

The Bible states that, “You shall not murder.”  For any believer in Christ that is reading this, who attends a church that says the Old Testament is no longer valid anymore, I have news for you.  It is 100% valid and still in effect.  This is one of the 10 Commandments, handed down to Moshe (Moses) himself to the children of Israel, as part of a larger guide of right living.  That right living is of course having a relationship with G-d.  Killing a baby in the womb is murder, because it is 100% premeditated, and that fits the very definition of murder, because it deprives someone of the life that G-d gave them.


The next point Lentz failed to make a definitive statement on was homosexuality.  The Bible says,

“You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22. 

For those of you hyper-grace church goers out there who still believe that only the New Testament matters, try reading,

“Don’t you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t delude yourselves — people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality, 10 who steal, who are greedy, who get drunk, who assail people with contemptuous language, who rob — none of them will share in the Kingdom of God.”  1 Corinthians 6: 9-10


Compromise At Every Turn

There are of course many other verses in the Bible that address these topics.  I expect that man who has attended seminary would know about these things.  Yet, when the moment of truth came, Carl Lentz chose not to take a stand for the gospel.  This is not the first time that he, or his ministry have done things that are directly contradictory to the Bible and it’s teachings.  Here are some other examples.


  • Hillsong Church sponsored a women’s conference, and as part of the festivities, had a male come out on the stage dressed like the “Naked Cowboy” of New York. That is to say, he came on stage wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, and dressed in his underwear.  I fail to see how this promotes spiritual purity for women, or anyone for that matter.
  • Carl Lentz was seen just three months ago in a bar, and photographs were taken of him taking shots with Justin Beiber. I have heard of bar outreach ministries, but this is ridiculous!
  • Lentz, like other prosperity and hyper-grace teachers rely on motivational sermons that have very little, if any, points on the gospel of living a life of holiness. Instead, you can live the life of a believer, and still keep one foot in the world.  Or on the case of “Pastor” Lentz, one foot still in the bar.

Now one might say that during the moment, being in front of that many viewers, that he might have become nervous.  That would be true for most people, but not for Lentz.  This man is the face of Hillsong NYC, and he is constantly in the public view on TV, radio, and the internet.  Even on social media tonight, writers like Matt Walsh have repeatedly asked him to give a definitive answer to the topics of homosexuality and abortion.  What is his response?  His responses are cleverly worded deflections to try and paint the person asking the hard questions as a “mean ole bully”.  I must agree with one commenter, in that, Carl Lentz took a coward’s way out on “The View.”


The Evidence Is Here

The point in all of this, is the following.  We are truly living in the last days, and one of the signs of the second coming of Christ would be the arrival of “teachers” teaching people what they want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

For the time is coming when people will not have patience for sound teaching, but will cater to their passions and gather around themselves teachers who say whatever their ears itch to hear.  Yes, they will stop listening to the truth, but will turn aside to follow myths.

This describes not just Carl Lentz, and Hillsong NYC, but it describes the very age in which we live in.  Many believers out there think that they can look, do, and say the same things that the unchurched and the rebellious do, because at the end of the day, they have “grace” that covers their sins.  However, when a pastor, or a congregant continues in what they know to be sin, or when confronted with the truth of the Word, and then dismiss it, relying upon religious, man-made dogma, or the inspiring words of their charismatic preacher, then they are choosing to willfully live a sinful life.

It does not matter if you are reading this now, and are at church every time the doors are open.  It does not matter how much you jump around and how loud you sing in the worship service.  If you are living a sinful life, with no desire or conviction to change, the Bible says you are, “deceiving yourselves.”  Carl Lentz and Hillsong NYC are in no way a Christian church, and they are certainly not Bible believing as evidenced by their own actions.  God’s Word says, “You will know them by their fruits.”  On “The View”, we saw what that fruit was.  It was the fruit of being pleasing to man, instead of pleasing to G-d.



Note:  To view the interview yourself, please click on the following video.

Carl Lentz on “The View”










9/11 – We Remember, But Is That It?

9/11 – We Remember, But Is That It?

I remember very clearly the morning of September 11, 2001.  Fresh off the previous day from getting engaged, I was riding on cloud nine looking forward to our nuptials later on the following year.  As I was getting ready for morning classes at the University of Texas, Arlington, my television was warming up, while I was having a bagel with jelly for breakfast.

It was then that the first image I saw was what would be the second plane to hit the second World Trade Center tower.  I sat in utter shock at what I saw, and I knew that we were under attack.  The rest of that day was surreal, not seeing any commercial aircraft in the air, many people stayed off the roads, and as I made my way into work later that afternoon to downtown Dallas, it literally looked like a ghost town, as many businesses had sent employees home for security sake.  The immense loss of life that happened on that day was, and will forever be, shocking, sad, and will live in the hearts and minds of all Americans, and people around the world.

On The Brink Of Revival

In the days and weeks after the attacks, people flocked to churches looking for answers.  People were looking for some comfort that the cable news channels, our politicians, and yes, even our family and friends could not provide.  On the surface, it looked like people were coming back in droves to the L-rd.  That the death of so many people got America’s attention, and that a revival of epic proportions was in the works.

And then, nothing of the sort happened.

In just a few weeks after the attacks, those who had flocked to churches looking to G-d for answers, went right back to their lives, and to “business as usual.”  This is because many of the messages that were being preached then, are the same messages that pastors are preaching now.  That is, America is a fallen nation.  It is a rebellious nation, and America needs to repent of her sins.

Rebellion Brings Judgement

The apparently was too much for people to handle, because they could not understand why G-d would allow such a thing to happen.  The very idea that someone could suggest that 9/11 happened due to our sinful ways, was just too cruel, too ugly to bear, and that G-d could not have done such a thing.  Had they actually read the Bible, they would have found out rather quickly that yes, G-d would allow such a calamity to happen, and it would not have been the first time.

In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet is told to prophesy to the kings of Judah and Israel, that destruction was coming, and it was coming for one main reason.

Jeremiah 21:  8 “And here is what you are to tell this people: ‘Adonai says: “Look! I am presenting you with the way of life and the way of death. 9 Anyone who stays in this city will die by sword, famine and plague. But he who leaves and surrenders to the Kasdim besieging you will stay alive; his own life will be his only ‘spoils of war.’ 10 For I have determined absolutely that this city will have evil, not good,” says Adonai. “It is going to be handed over to the king of Bavel, and he will burn it to the ground.”’

There are more examples of G-d bringing about judgement, such as the Great Flood that occurred during the time  of Noach. (Noah)

Genesis 6:  5 Adonai saw that the people on earth were very wicked, that all the imaginings of their hearts were always of evil only. 6 Adonai regretted that he had made humankind on the earth; it grieved his heart. 7 Adonai said, “I will wipe out humankind, whom I have created, from the whole earth; and not only human beings, but animals, creeping things and birds in the air; for I regret that I ever made them.” 8 But Noach found grace in the sight of Adonai.

The common thread here is, G-d did not bring destruction onto a people or nation just for the sake of doing it.  In all cases, destruction came because the people rebelled against Him.  How did they rebel against Him?  By worshiping other gods, by engaging in wild living, such as drunkenness, promiscuity, and homosexuality.  Essentially, it came when society had entered into a decadent time period, where love of self and everything else, trumped loving G-d.

Where Is America Now?

Is America in the same situation?  I believe that the answer to that question is a resounding “YES”.  I believe this is why 9/11 happened, in that, G-d was trying to get our attention, to let this nation that He established and blessed with enormous prosperity know that we had substituted money and acquiring wealth as our gods, instead of the L-rd Yeshua.  Think about it.  Our nation’s financial center was damaged and it took years to recover.  Yet, America completely ignored her need to repent of her sins, and turn back to Yeshua to be restored.  Instead, we remained defiant in the face of judgement, and figured we could go it alone.

When I think about the events of this day, I think now, some 16 years later, we have moved further and further away from G-d as a nation, and yet people still expect G-d to bless them.  G-d cannot, and will not, reward sin and an unrepentant heart.  Make no mistake that the people who attacked us on 9/11 were clearly full of the devil.  However, so was the king of Babylon when he attacked Israel.  We just read scripture where G-d expressly states that those who choose rebellion, choose death.  G-d brought a nation that was full of the devil to chastise and correct the nation of Israel, and clearly, G-d allowed the deranged mentality that is Islam, to come to America and attack our financial markets.  It was an effort once again of G-d trying to get our collective attention.

Time To Repent

So now today, and probably the rest of the week we will hear and read, “Never Forget” and, “We Remember”.  However, is that all America is capable of doing?  Not only should we remember, but we need to recall clearly where our nation was at that time, and more importantly where we are this time.  Our nation has just experienced two deadly hurricanes within weeks of each other, with the most recent one, Irma, being the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic.  Why is that?

Maybe it’s because society thinks it’s OK for boys to think they are girls, and dress up like such?  That it is perfectly acceptable for two men, or two women, to marry each other and think that is a blessed union?  All of which are completely forbidden according to the Word of G-d.  What is worse, is the number of churches that are literally abandoning thousands of years of biblical teaching in order to stay “relevant” to modern society.  All of that of course is simply a cop out to keep the church doors open, and the money rolling in with offerings, because they know that taking such a strong stand would sent their congregations running for the exit doors of the sanctuary.  Simply put, America is coming under judgement because she has completely abandoned truth, that is the truth that comes only from Yeshua, and exchanged it for a lie.

The Last Great Hope

There is only one hope right now for America, and to prevent another 9/11 from happening.  That is America needs to realize she is deeply in sin, and that everyone from the President on down needs to repent of their sins, and turn their hearts over completely to Yeshua.  Only the salvation that comes from repentance and turning away from sin, will save our nation.  If such a change is not made, the Bible makes it clear that particular society will crumble.

So on this day, while we are not forgetting those who died on that day, let us also not forget what got us to that point.  Afterwards, lets come together as a nation and cast our sins upon Yeshua, and become overcomers!



Want To Work In Government? Religious Tests Are Here.

Want To Work In Government?  Religious Tests Are Here.

In America, our Constitution is the law of the land.  It is the overarching document of laws that transcend all 50 states, that provides all Americans with the freedom and certain “unalienable rights”.  However on Capitol Hill this week, Americans were treated to a sitting US Senator testing the waters of a religious test to hold a government office.

If you want to read about the while account, there is a good article at the following link.

Russell Vought was forced to endure what many are considering a religious litmus test, to hold public office appointed by the President.  Former Presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, pressed Mr. Vought about an article he wrote regarding whether Muslims and Christians worship the same god.  Keep in mind, Mr. Vought is being nominated to head up the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Senator Sanders even went so far to bring up the topic, “What about Jews?” in terms of going to hell for those that do not believe that Yeshua is the Son of G-d and the only way to salvation.  This was nothing more than the enemy, Satan, using someone to spread lies and discontent, in an effort to discredit Yeshua and His followers.  It was a classic scenario of trying to make it look like Christians were against Jews, which is to try and promote a narrative of antisemitism.  This in the wake of the last 50 plus years, where divides between Christians and Jews have been removed, and reconciliation has, and is taking place.

The bottom line is, the Bible is clear about who G-d is.  His Word clearly states the following,

Acts 10:  34 Then Kefa (Peter) addressed them: “I now understand that God does not play favorites, 35 but that whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him, no matter what people he belongs to.

Did you see that?  Whether you are American, British, Libyan, Black, White, Asian, whether you are Jewish, or whether you are not,  it does not matter.  Salvation is not dependent upon nationality or ethnicity, but on whether or not people fear the L-rd and follow His commandments.

What should give all believers in Yeshua pause to notice, is that, for the first time that I can recall in my life, a sitting US Senator in front of the entire nation, said that he will not vote for someone to take office because of their faith in Yeshua.  Thus, Senator Sanders, who campaigned for President under the banner of “tolerance”, clearly has shown that if you are a believer, you need not apply.

What is incredible is that the chair of that committee should have realized that those very questions violate the Constitution, and should have called Senator Sanders out of order.  However, blatant violations of the law seem to be the new norm for our nation’s leaders.  All of this was prophesied in the Bible when those who, “call good evil, and evil good”, would face severe woes.

Senator Bernie Sanders clearly displayed his contempt for the Bible, for believers in Yeshua, and for the rule of law.  In the last days, the Bible says that, “lawlessness will aboud..” and thus we must be vigilant about events like these.  Does that mean we rollover and just take it?  Of course not.  We respectfully, but clearly point out such acts of bigotry against G-d’s people and let others know that this is unacceptable.  As for Senator Sanders, he should step down from office after such a gross violation of the Constitution.  Of course he will not do so, because that is how far gone people like him are.