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News Headlines: PANDEMIC KILLS 94 MILLION IN U.S. AND COUNTING!

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Really? … Why isn’t that in the headlines? You don’t even have to add in the aids pandemic, that’s millions more and counting too.

That’s old news and can’t be used as a political football either. Are 224,000 lives a lot of deaths? Of course it is. Do we have a choice who catches COVID and who doesn’t? Not really. We can however do something about the death toll of unborn babies. Are you politically correct or biblically correct? You can’t be both. Are you willing to pay the price your political beliefs will gain you?

This message was hard to write, but some of it will even be harder to read. It’s biblical and it will test your faith…

PRO-CHOICE IS NO CHOICE (Psalms 139:1-16)

We come together to worship and celebrate… and yet today our hearts should be heavy at the fact:

More babies have been killed since 1973 by abortion than the combined populations of NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, KC, and counting at the rate of 2 million a year! That’s over 94 million and counting.

Our hearts should be heavy today because of the deaths occurring every day still in the name of “scientific research.”

In California recently live babies aborted at 6 months were submerged in jars of liquid oxygen to see if they could breathe thru their skin… they couldn’t.

Human embryos and their organs have been encased in plastic and sold as paperweights and novelty items.

Brain–$90

Baby’s foot–$70

A $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Health was given to researchers that they might slice open an aborted baby without an anesthetic in order to obtain its liver. The researcher in charge said that the baby was “complete, alive, and secreting urine.” He said there was no need for anesthetic stating that “the aborted fetus is just garbage tissue without feeling.”

Our hearts should be heavy today because even aborted babies’ placentas are being sold to drug companies for purposes ranging from stem cell research to additives for expensive shampoos. (You think stem-cell research was defeated? Not hardly… just government funding of it.) In England, the fat from aborted babies has become a valuable additive in luxury soaps.

By the time you go to work tomorrow, 7,000 more innocent people will be submitted to capital punishment, although they will have no trial before they are executed. They have no attorney, and will not be granted the basic rights of even a prisoner of war. Not only will they not be treated humanely, not only will they not be afforded the basic anesthetics used by every veterinarian in the world, but they will die a torturous death, ripped apart by forceps and injected with toxins.

Some women reading this had an abortion prior to being saved. The purpose of this message is anything but to laden them with more guilt. As a matter of fact… they are my strongest supporters. They recognize more than anyone here how needful this message is. Ma’am, you’ve confessed it, forsaken it, and just like my sins, their sins, and your other sins, Jesus’ blood has washed it white as snow.

Perhaps the greatest man in the Old Testament was Moses and in New Testament was Paul…

…what do they have in common? Both committed murder prior to being saved. Thank God today for the powerful blood of Jesus that cleanses us of ALL sin!

This is not at all a comfortable topic to write…or to read. But I write today on behalf of the unborn with hopes of saving lives.

Several years ago, a man walked along a beach at low tide. A great storm had come and had left the beach covered with starfish… out of their element. They were dying. And there were hundreds of thousands of them. The man began picking them up one by one, casting them into the ocean that they might live. Another man came along and asked what he was doing. He said I’m trying to save these starfish. The man laughed, “there are too many of them. You couldn’t possibly make a difference.” He looked at the one in his hand and said, “I can make a difference to this one.”

Who are the contributors to this atrocity?

Supreme court justices that voted in favor of Roe vs. Wade.

Social planners like Planned Parenthood who every day advise and encourage young ladies to seek abortions.

Greedy physicians who put the almighty dollar ahead of their “Hippocratic oath” to preserve life at all costs.

Owners of abortion clinics who are getting rich off of their chambers of death. They live in big fancy houses… but their houses have babies’ bones for bricks and blood for mortar.

Willing fathers and mothers who, sometimes ignorantly, sometimes intentionally, lay conscience aside and approve the procedure.

If these people just mentioned do not confess and repent… I submit to you that Pharaoh in the Old Testament and King Herod in the New Testament will, on judgment day, have to take a back seat to these groups of people just mentioned. Hitler will have to stand in line behind these people before receiving his sentence.

On Jan. 22, 1973, nine men in black robes said there are only 3 requirements in our country in order to have a legal abortion:

The baby must still be inside the mother.

The mother must submit to the procedure.

A licensed doctor must officiate.

It’s not only legal to kill a baby, it’s easy as a same day, out-patient procedure… what’s wrong with this picture?

Partial-birth abortion has all but done away with that first requirement.

(All but the babies’ head is delivered. And as the nurse holds still the wiggling body of the mostly delivered child, the doctor inserts a pair of surgical scissors into the back of the neck, then opens the scissors to crush the brain and spinal connection.)

5 years ago our Christ-professing, southern Baptist president of the U.S. had a chance to outlaw this procedure and did not. I wouldn’t want to be standing near him at the judgment… and I don’t intend on even being present at the Great White Throne judgment!

Don Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Council of Abortion Clinics, an organization that owns over 200 abortion mills, testified before Congress that this is a very rare procedure only used when the life of the mother is at stake. A few days later he appeared on Nightline with Ted Koppel and admitted that was a lie, and that his lies were making him physically ill.

It’s legal in the U.S. to have an abortion even in the 9th month of pregnancy, and even if the mother is in labor! All that is necessary is for 1 licensed physician to reason that in his opinion the health of the mother is at stake. (Not life of the mother… health) The court describes what they mean by the “health” of the mother this way: “The medical judgment concerning the mother’s health may be exercised in the light of all factors, physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age.”

This means she can have an abortion if she feels that having a baby could stress her out. Or if childcare would tax her mental health. Whose mental health has not been taxed by childcare? Or, if the stigma of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy would distress her socially.

We all have heard about the girl who some years ago left the prom, gave birth to her baby into a toilet, and then returned to the dance. She was arrested for murder, as she should have been… but wait a minute. Wasn’t she told it was ok? After all, she could have taken care of that an hour earlier at a clinic and it would have been fine!

Or, you probably heard about the father who, when handed his newborn son, threw him against the wall of the delivery room, killing him. He was arrested for murder, as he should have been. But wait… it would’ve been ok just minutes before to let a doctor kill it.

Remember, several years ago a mother drowned all 5 of her children, why did she go to jail? Do you see the double standard?

One of my idols in the ministry is Dr. Adrian Rogers… who had the opportunity to testify before the Senate on this matter. After telling the Senators what the Bible says about abortion, a woman approached him outside the chamber, and she was mad. She was a “deaconess” in a church in D.C. and a lawyer. That’s 2 strikes against her so far! She put her hands on her hips and said, “You don’t understand. You are a man and you cannot possibly understand the distress a woman goes thru during an unwanted pregnancy.”

Dr. Rogers said calmly, “Let me get this straight… you are saying that if someone distresses you, it’s ok to snuff them out? Because lady, you’re distressing me right now.” She began backing up away from him. He said, “If I tried to put my hands round your neck and press with my thumbs, at least you could cry out, at least you could run. Who will cry out for the innocent unborn?!”

We’re talking about babies with souls since the moment of conception… but more than that, babies who have developed physically, with beating hearts, digesting stomachs, open eyes, hearing ears… babies which since the advent of ultrasounds have been seen recoiling in pain, desperately trying to escape their killers! And if the coroner determines a person is completely dead by the absence of brain waves, shouldn’t the presence of brain waves prove life!

Scientists say, “We don’t know that it’s alive, you can’t prove it’s alive”

Let’s err on the side of life.

Can I fire bullets thru a door if I know there’s no one standing behind it? Sure, if it’s my door.

If I’m sure there ARE people behind it… it’s murder.

But what if I’m not sure if there’s someone there or not? its negligent homicide at the very least!

What the Bible says about life in the womb:

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed in the womb, I knew you. And before you were born, I consecrated you; and I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

God knows that baby in the womb and even has a mapped-out plan for its life.

Luke 1:39-44  Greek word brevos, “babe” used here and for babies after they are born as well!

Psalm 139:13-17  unborn babies are the object of God’s love, concern, and attention.

The Bible never makes any distinction between pre-natal and post-natal life.

5 Reasons why Pro-Choice is no choice:

  1. Innocence Factor: Psalm 6:16 says God hates the shedding of innocent blood. An interesting study in the Bible is that of how innocent blood cries out to God.

Abel’s blood cried out to God when Cain killed him.

Revelation says the blood of the Christian martyrs cries out to God, “how long, O Lord, before you return and take vengeance.”

The victim in an abortion ranks as the most innocent victim ever sentenced to death.

Dr. Bernard Natheson is an OB and a GYN. He once taught at Cornell. He was at one time the director of the first and largest abortion clinic in the western hemisphere. This man performed or supervised over 60,000 abortions. Then one day he walked in and resigned, saying,

“I am deeply troubled by my own increasing certainty that I had in fact presided over 60,000 deaths.” Then he started speaks out to stop the shedding of innocent blood.

It’s time to build a conviction about this matter of abortion. Is it the shedding of innocent blood, which God hates, or not? You can’t ride the fence on this one. Do you follow Christ or political correctness?

I get a pain in a place I can’t locate when I hear people say, “I personally am against it, but I guess it’s true, what a woman does with her own body is her business.”

“I personally am against what Hitler did… I think he was wrong… but what he does in his gas chambers is his business!” Same thing…

  1. The Golden Rule Factor—do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Any mothers who wouldn’t mind her body being dismembered?

Any doctors who wouldn’t mind being locked into a chamber filled with corrosive fluid, left to convulse ‘til death?

Any judge or abortion clinic owner who wouldn’t mind being ripped apart with a powerful machine?

If you don’t want it to happen to you, then I suggest you not do it to anyone that is 1/20th your size, who cannot defend themselves.

  1. The Human Instinct Factor—even if you don’t know what the Bible says about abortion, it is contrary to every fiber of how human beings are built.

Romans 1 speaks about the lowest of the low in society… those who have no “natural affection.”

Few instincts are stronger than the mothering instinct… which has brought many women to the place of being willing to die for their baby, rather than put them to death.

  1. The Selfishness Factor—the pro-abortion crowd always argues about cases of rape, incest, and the mother’s life. All 3 of those put together account for only 2% of abortions. 98% are based on selfishness.

If you’d like to talk about that 2% I say fine, I’ll have that conversation with you, but first, let’s deal with the other 98%!

Most of that 2% involve cases of the health of the mother. Studies show that in cases of rape and incest, because of the lack of emotional involvement of the woman, conception is extremely rare. Hospitals today say that if you can get to the hospital within 6 hours of such an occurrence, the success rate of conception prevention is 100% for all practical purposes. But, what if not, is it still a human being? Does it not deserve to retain its life? What did he or she do wrong?

The circumstances which surround the conception of a child do not determine the value of that child.

Ruth, in the Old Testament, part of the ancestry of Jesus Christ, was descended from Moab, the product of an incestuous relationship. We cannot play God in any circumstances.

70% of those who have an abortion are unmarried.

53% have no other children.

Most are over 20, white, mid to upper class, and over 1/3rd are going back for repeat abortions.

Most are results of acts of illicit sex, or they are career-minded and don’t want an interruption of their plans.

For this reason, I proclaim before you that if you want to be pro-choice, go ahead, and choose!!! Choose not to hop into bed with him, or choose to adopt it out to loving parents, in any case, choose wisely… choose life!

  1. The Freedom Factor—the pro-abortion crowd yells and screams about freedom of choice. It’s my body… it’s a matter of women’s rights!

Put it down in big letters: WHAT ABOUT THE BABY’S BODY?

IT’S TIME WE STAND UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS, UNBORN WOMEN, THAT IS! AND UNBORN MEN!

I imagine an aborted baby in heaven asking God, how could she do that? After all, it’s MY BODY!

It’s your body, so put cocaine into it! If you get caught, you’re going to jail… or wait, if your liberal don’t punish them for breaking the law, send them to rehab… again and again and again… Where does that end?

Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.

It’s your body, so sell it out by means of prostitution. If you get caught, you’re going to jail.

Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.

Let’s say I pull out a hatchet and here before you begin chopping off my fingers. I hope some of you would stop me.

But it’s my body!

Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.

We take people like that and put them in a straitjacket and a rubber room!

No one has total freedom to do with their own body whatever they want.

What not to do: React in violence. It’s never right to do wrong.

What to do:

  1. Be informed. We can’t bury our heads in the sand. Ignorance is bliss, right? Well, ignoring the issue doesn’t make it go away. There’s no better platform from which to proclaim this message than the church, by the way.
  2. Work and pray… for a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  3. Teach sexual morality in the home. We need to teach our kids a higher standard than “safe sex”.
  4. We need more compassion for the unwed mother. Yes, we’ll preach against pre-marital sex. Once the mistake is made, she needs unconditional love from real bible believing Christians!
  5. Speak out clearly without apology. Isaiah 58:1 “Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet and declare to My people their transgression!”
  6. Refuse to be swayed by the high sounding arguments of liberal politicians, and so-called “experts” in the scientific field who have no moral base of morality to speak from. They are clueless and don’t even deserve our attention on this matter.
  7. Pray for God to have mercy on America, and to give us space to repent… and to bring national revival.

You’d think Sept. 11 would have brought revival and repentance… it has not. Church attendance did go up briefly, but did you know it is now down from the rate before 9/11. Did you know that giving is down drastically since 9/11? Now with COVID most churches are closed to normal services.

Judgment is coming, and if God waits much longer, he’ll owe an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah! Think about it when you cast your vote. Are you voting for the person or what their party stands for? You’re not voting for a man, you’re voting for a way of life … The only person you’re voting for is God … are with him, a Christian, or are you politically correct? What price are you willing to pay?

Yep, that’s blunt, but I would be amiss if I didn’t tell the truth. God loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him, but He gives you a choice, follow Him or …?

 Until next, KEEP LOOKING UP!   Dusty

My prayer for you: 

Father, forgive our sins and give us wisdom in these troubled times to make the right choice. Give us the faith to choose you, Lord, not necessarily the simple path but the right path.

Bless our families and loved ones and heal our land.

In Jesus, name,

AMEN

 

 

Hungry?

 

HUNGRY?

The night Jesus was born, the Angel of the Lord appeared to a group of shepherds, scared them to death, and yelled “Fear Not!”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”—Jesus from the BeatitudesMatthew 5:6

  • Each North American produces an average of three and a half pounds of garbage per day.
  • Five million extra tons of trash is produced between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in the United States.
  • The waste generated each year in the U.S. would fill a convoy of 10-ton garbage trucks 145,000 miles long—over half-way to the moon!

 Someone complained in an e-mail about the amount of food being thrown out by Wal-Mart while there are hungry people everywhere. After a little research, they discovered that McDonald’s does it. Safeway does it. Grocery stores and convenience stores and fancy restaurants and hot dog stands do it. While people go hungry in the richest of all nations, stores, and restaurants are destroying tons of edible food each day in America.

  • According to United Nations statistics, the average North American consumes:
  • 5 times more than a person living in Mexico
  • 10 times more than a person living in China, and
  • 30 times more than a person living in India
  • Since the end of WWII, malnutrition in the U.S. has shifted from trends of undernourishment to over nutrition. Many experts agree that the scale of calorie expenditure versus calorie consumption has simply tipped in favor of consumption. The end result, according to the World Health Organization, is “globosity”—a global epidemic of fatness that has millions suffering from an “array of serious associated health disorders.”

Let’s face it: Americans are spoiled!

We have the best of everything. Our average local supermarket offers over 200 kinds of cereal to choose from! Only a very small percentage of Americans know what it really means to go hungry. This Thanksgiving Day alone, we will consume thousands of tons of food.

 UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY SPOILED IN AMERICA. WE ARE ALSO SPIRITUALLY SPOILED.

Until the COVID lockdown, every weekend, thousands of Americans make the weekly Sunday morning trek to their favorite local house of worship. There is certainly no shortage of churches. In many cities, it seems that there is a “church on every corner.” We have the best facilities money can buy. Powerful sound systems, Audio/Visual units project worship songs, sermon notes, and video clips onto screens. We have great choirs, worship teams, musical instruments/equipment, and the latest choruses from Vineyard and Integrity/Hosanna!

We have well-trained pastors, authors, and teachers. We’ve got Max Lucado, Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, Dr. James Dobson, Jack Hayford, and Tony Evans. We have the best teaching material available in the best Christian bookstores on the planet. We have Christian radio stations, Christian Television (24 hours a day on “Sky Angel”), and Christian Music Concerts. We’ve got all kinds/styles of Christian music. We write and market tons of best-selling Christian books ( “The Prayer of Jabez” and the latest book in “The Harbinger” series are available in mass quantities at your nearest Wal-Mart!).

Most of us have computers with e-mail access and the ability to search the worldwide Web for anything and everything Christian imaginable. We’ve got the Bible in more versions than Baskin Robbins has flavors. We’ve got “Our Daily Bread.” We’ve got small groups. We’ve got radical youth groups and cool youth pastors and high-tech church websites. We’ve got DC Talk and the Newsboys and Jaci Velasquez and Third Day (and for those of you who are a bit older – Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Video Collection. What have they made now, about 1,000 of those?) And how could I leave out Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber? We’ve got Veggie Tales and 3-2-1 Penguins! We’ve got it all!

And yet, our marriages are falling apart. 50% of the marriages in America end in divorce, including those who consider themselves Christians. Many Christian men, including a large number of pastors, are hooked on pornography. Our families are hurting. We may have a church on nearly every corner, but many of them either sit empty on Sunday mornings or hold only a handful of gray-haired adults who are more interested in protecting traditions than they are in experiencing the power and presence of the living God. How can Christians living in a culture of such excess keep a healthy spiritual appetite? How can we get and stay hungry for more of God?

  1. EAT RIGHT. “O taste and see that the Lord is good.”—Psalm. 34:8

One rule my Grandma had ( my grandparents raised me) in our house when I was growing up: “Don’t eat a bunch of junk food before dinner or you’ll ruin your appetite!” I could have a snack when we got home from school, but that was it. Grandma didn’t want me filling up on “junk food” because she knew if I did, I wouldn’t have any room left for the nutritious meal she’d be serving for dinner. Being a good grandma, she knew that Twinkies, cookies, and candy did not have the same nutritional value as green beans, corn on the cob, salad—and occasionally the “dreaded Brussel sprouts.”

Her rule did not hurt my appetite. In fact, it made me even hungrier for the right things, the best things, the healthy food. Along about 6:00 PM, the smell of dinner cooking would reach me and my olfactory senses would kick into overdrive. Roast beef with mashed potatoes, and all those memorable homemade meals of pizza, Lasagna, Ham, Turkey, and Chicken, just to name a few. When grandma would call us for dinner and I was like the “Road Runner.” (I was in my seat in a blur) And I would sit for the next 30 minutes or so and feast on a delicious home-cooked meal. (Man, I’m getting hungry!)

The Psalmist knew what he was talking about when he wrote, “O taste and see that the Lord He is good.” God is so good! God always has been and always will be best for us! The problem is, so many Christians today fill up on “spiritual junk food” that we aren’t hungry for God! We’ll talk for hours to a friend via e-mail or the telephone, but we don’t have time to pray. We’ll read the latest romance novel cover-to-cover or the entire sports section of USA Today, but we can’t seem to get interested in reading the Bible. We’ll sit for hours in front of the TV set with never a complaint, but it’s too much effort to get up and go sit in church for an hour and a half on Sunday morning. (Maybe we should start passing out Doritos when we receive the offering!)

We’ve got all the recipes for spiritual growth right here,          but we’re not hungry because we keep snacking on worldly junk food.

For the healthy Christian, there’s no substitute for the Word and prayer. There are no shortcuts for those two things if you want to stay hungry. Many of us have no room left over for God in our spiritual bellies because we’ve gorged ourselves on things like gossip magazines and daytime soap operas. We know more about the latest websites than we do about the Word. Every day God spreads out a smorgasbord before us but we’re not hungry because we’ve been hanging out at the “Carnival of Carnality” stuffing ourselves with spiritual cotton candy. We have no appetite left for God. We fill our lives with so many things and yet, many Christians know full well that they are spiritually malnourished. The sinful condition of their private lives is proof.

You should include in your prayers every day: “God, help me cultivate a daily hunger for you and for your Word! Help me eat right!”

 It’s possible to stuff yourself and still be malnourished. Have you lost your appetite for the things of God? You’ve gotta’ stop snacking on the junk food! You’re spoiling your appetite. Save some room for the good stuff. Pull up a chair at the banquet table. Taste and see that the Lord, He is good.” You’ve gotta’ EAT RIGHT.

  1. EXERCISE YOUR FAITH! “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?” “…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:14a and 17b

Christian Comedian Mark Lowry once said on exercise: “I hate exercise—it’s too much work! I do one sit-up a day. In the morning I sit up in bed… that’s half when I lay down at night, that’s the other half!”

When you work hard, you work up a good appetite. James says, “…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” J.O. Fraser, missionary to China – “Faith is like a muscle which grows stronger and stronger with use, rather than rubber, which weakens when it is stretched.”

When you stretch a lot of American “Christians” they break. Our marriages are breaking our emotions are breaking, and our commitments are breaking. Why? Could the reason be that we come to our churches for appearances and now with COVID lockdown we even skip reading the bible altogether and sit around like couch potatoes—“church a distant second in our mind. How about witnessing?  In reality, many Christians never do any witnessing. In a recent survey conducted by the A/G, the majority of Christians in America admitted they hadn’t witnessed to one person in the course of an entire year.

We march into our churches and demand, “Feed me!” But we never exercise our faith! The world is starving for answers all around us, but we leave our Christianity at the church door. Oh, we’ve got all the workout gear. We’ve got our spiritual Nikes. We’re like some guy who joined a health club, went out and bought expensive new cross-trainer shoes, new shorts, tank top, and sweats. We’ve sat through several sessions on how to use all the different pieces of workout equipment. We can tell others how to use the equipment. (Some of us even think we know more about how to use the equipment than the pastor does!) But we never do anything! We never actually get any exercise. Our biggest workout of the week was coming to the gym on Sunday!

If you want to get and stay hungry for God, you’ve got to take your faith beyond Sunday and give it some exercise during the week! It’s hard to stay hungry for God when you never attempt anything that makes you need Him. Obligate yourself!

III. WORK OUT WITH JESUS. “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith…” – Hebrews 12:1b-2a

When you work out, you want to work out with someone who will push you past what you thought you could do. Why? To be the best you can be. To make sure you are in peak performance condition for the long season ahead, to avoid injuries.

Unless you have strong personal discipline and pain threshold, you won’t push yourself as hard as you need to in order to have that competitive edge on the field/court. In the off-season, Covid lockdown, when you’re not playing every day/week against the competition, you can get lazy and slack off. You might think you’re really pushing yourself, but when you get back with the competition, you’ll find out you’re not in as good a shape as you thought you were. You were measuring yourself against the wrong standard. A personal trainer keeps you in tip-top shape. They get “in your face” and push you to do more—to reach down and “suck it up.” They keep you hungry to win.

I challenge you to work out daily with Jesus. He will push you. He knows what it means to be a champion. He’s been to the cross. He’s defeated death, hell, and the grave. He knows what it takes to win the daily confrontation with sin. He expects greatness from you because He alone can look inside and see all your God-given potential. He will train you to see the world differently. He’ll push you past your own selfishness to see the needs of people around you. To understand the pain in their hearts, to love the unlovable, to see value in every life. He’ll develop a hunger for the things of God in you. You’ll begin to feel His passion for the lost. He’ll breathe the power of the Holy Spirit into you. Make you “more than a conqueror…” You’ll never be the same!

What do you say? Are you up for the challenge? What would it be like to have Jesus for your personal spiritual fitness trainer every day?

Have you lost your appetite for the things of God? You’ve gotta’ EAT RIGHT. Stop snacking on junk food! Don’t spoil your appetite. Save room for the good stuff.Taste and see that the Lord, He is good.”

EXERCISE YOUR FAITH! If you want to get and stay hungry for God, you’ve got to take your faith out and give it some exercise during the week!

WORK OUT WITH JESUS. Is Jesus your passion, your motivation, your greatest desire? Does your heartbreak for the things that break the heart of God? I challenge you to work out daily with Jesus. He will push you. You will never be the same!

I pray this message has encouraged you to step out and step up. In these times AHEAD God needs each and every one of us to be bold and strong in our faith, Fear and paranoia are NOT of God.

Be blessed, my Friends!     Dusty

My prayer for you:

Lord Jesus,

Have mercy on us and forgive our sins. Father, heal our land and give our leaders Godly wisdom… Reveal the truth to our people and disclose the evil ones that would destroy our country. Lord, we give you all the praise and glory!

In Jesus name, we pray,  Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do You Think The Lord Would Vote?

    VOTE      VOTE                    VOTE                                       VOTE            VOTE

Here are just three scriptures to help you figure it out if you don’t already know. Vote for what they stand for … not their personality!

Jeremiah 1:5,  Leviticus 18:22, 2 Chronicles 7:14

I DID NOT WRITE THIS but I agree with everything in it wholeheartedly and support everything in it I felt the need to repost because people need to read this and re-share it as much as possible in the hope that they see for themselves EVERYTHING THE DEMOCRATS WANT IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE AND IF ELECTED THE WILL DELIVER ON IT. I am not voting for a man. I am voting for the principles for which this country has stood since its founding. I am voting for Constitutional government. I am voting for a strong and viable military. I am voting for a vibrant economy. I am voting for the right to keep and bear arms. I am voting for the freedom to worship. I am voting for a national recognition of the founding of our nation on Biblical principles. I am voting for the ability for anyone to rise above their circumstances and become successful. I am voting for my children and grandchildren to be able to choose their own path in life, including how and where their children are educated. I am voting for our borders to be open to everyone who enters under our law and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law. I am voting for the Electoral College to remain in place so that a few heavily populated liberal centers do not control the elections. I am voting for a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution rather than rewrites it. I am voting to teach history, with all its warts, not erase it or revise it. I am voting for the sanctity of life from conception to birth and after.

 

My Prayer for You:

Lord open the hearts, ears, and eyes to hear and see where our country is headed. As always, you are giving us a choice. I believe this election is the most important choice our country will ever make and I pray Christians will look at what’s at stake, not whether they like a person, we’re not voting for a man, we’re voting for our country and a way of life. Lord, none of us are perfect. We all fall short, but we know we are supposed to try to be as Christlike as possible. Lord, I vote one nation under God as our founding fathers meant it to be. I pray the ones claiming your name vote the way you would and start bring this great nation back in line with you. 

We thank you, Lord, for your love and it’s in Jesus’ name we pray,   Amen

 

Live and Let Live…Really?

 

 

I usually end my messages with a prayer, but this Sunday morning I feel led to start with one. 

I am sure every hate thing on the internet, TV, and media that are being said about our president brings tears to our Lord and savior. Like all believers, President Trump is one of Yours Lord, You love him as You do all of us.

Politics, I mean all politics should be put aside in this hour of need and a corporate pray go forth to ask for a healing of our president and for everyone suffering from COVID.

Heavenly Father, 

So many people are suffering from this virus around the world, and I know you are our healer and our Lord. You have the power to stop this plage in its tracks. I also know there are non- believers and uncontrolled evil in this world. I pray for the perpetrators, for their souls and hearts to be changed and turned to you. I pray for healing to begin physically and spiritually. I ask Lord for an end of this senseless violence and the lies being told to be exposed and the guilty ones punished for crimes commented.  Lord, touch our president this day with your healing hand and all people around him and allow him to continue the task you have given him to do.

I ask this in the precious name of Jesus,

Amen 

Have you ever taken the time to read the comments at the end of a news story? I’m like many people these days, I have a hard time believing the media. To be honest, I only watch Fox news and I know they’re not always right on. At least they are not one-sided with all the negative vile being spewed on the other broadcasts. Some things said is blasphemy, pure and simple. The one’s saying these things will face the wrath of God at some point. You can’t believe in God and condone abortion, same-sex marriage, gender change, and homosexuality. It doesn’t matter if you’re a catholic, Jew, or protestant, they’re against God’s law.  If you go along with and agree these things are up to the individual, then you need to reassess your Christian walk, you’ve taken the wrong fork in the road. YOU CAN’T be politically correct and biblically correct, it’s oil and water. Scripture is very clear about unrepentant sin. Simple, either get right with God or face His wrath, grey area doesn’t hold sway with God. If you believe any of the aforementioned practices are alright, this message is especially for you and a refresher course for others.

God’s wrath is His reaction to sin and evil. Many today have a misunderstanding of God’s wrath in that they compare God’s wrath to man’s anger. Man’s anger is manifested in fits of rage, retaliation, screaming, shouting abuse, and acts of violence. God’s wrath is His reaction to sin and evil due to His righteousness. Don’t compare God’s wrath to man’s anger. Man’s anger is sin. God’s wrath is the result of His righteousness.

Under the old covenant, God’s wrath or His reaction to sin and evil was revealed beginning in the garden when Adam and Eve were separated from His presence because of their sin. His wrath was revealed in the flood that came upon the earth in Genesis chapters 6-8. In the Old Testament, His wrath was revealed through famine, pestilence, drought, and annihilation.

The wrath of God displayed under the old covenant describes and points to the wrath of God that is to come at the end of this age. Daniel has a vision concerning it given to us in Daniel Chapter 8. (Daniel 8:19 NAS) “He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end.” Jesus said (Matthew 24:21 NAS) “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now–and never to be equaled again.” Revelation chapters 5-19 gives a vivid description of the wrath of God that is to come at the end of this age on all those who do not love Jesus.

It is important that servants of Jesus understand the wrath of God that is to come. That is why we are given Revelation. Revelation begins by saying (Revelation 1:1 NAS) “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place”. Why is it so important that servants of Jesus understand the wrath of God which is to come? First of all, an understanding of the wrath to come will motivate us to a life of holiness by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us. Second of all, an understanding of the wrath to come will motivate us to proclaim the good news of God now so that “whosoever” will come to Jesus and be saved from the wrath that is to come.

Signs of the end of this age are all around us. I believe it is crucial today that servants of Jesus understand what is coming.

In Paul’s conclusion of Romans chapter 1, he is not talking about God’s past wrath or God’s future wrath. Paul is talking about God’s present wrath. He is referring to God’s reaction to sin and evil in our day; right now; in the present.

HOW GOD’S WRATH IS BEING REVEALED IN OUR DAY.

(Romans 1:18-32 NAS) “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, {19} since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. {20} For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. {21} For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. {22} Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools {23} and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. {24} Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. {25} They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen. {26} Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. {27} In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. {28} Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. {29} They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, {30} slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; {31} they are senseless, faithless, heartless and ruthless {32} Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

Please notice the added emphasis in the above Scripture. The wrath of God is being revealed today through God turning people over to their sin. In Romans 1:21-24, we are told that people have exchanged the glory of God for things. The result is that God has given them over to their sin. In Romans 1:25-27, we are told that people have exchanged the truth of God for a lie. The result is that God has given them over to their sin. In Romans 1:28-32, we are told that people have exchanged the knowledge of God for the knowledge of the world. The result is that God has given them over to their sin.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT GOD’S WRATH IS NOT HIS FINAL WORD TO US.

Romans 1:18 talks of the wrath of God being “revealed” to us today. It is revealed to us today through God turning people over to their sin. Please be reminded that God’s righteousness has already been revealed to us. (Romans 1:17NAS) “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”” The opposite of God’s wrath is God’s righteousness. God’s wrath is being revealed to us today through God turning people over to their sin. God’s righteousness has been revealed to us through the gospel; the good news of God which tells us that there is a solution to our sin problem. Jesus is the solution! Jesus died for our sins. After three days in the grave, he rose from the grave re-glorified. Because He conquered death, hell, and the grave, it gives us the opportunity to live victoriously in this life and eternally around the throne of God basking in His righteousness. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to walk in victory.

The moment we place faith in what God did for us at the cross through Jesus, the power of sin is broken over us. Jesus becomes our Savior and we make Him our Lord as we die to sinful self. Sin no longer controls us. Jesus regenerates us into new creatures by giving us the Holy Spirit to indwell in us. We start walking in the Spirit instead of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16-26 NAS) “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. {17} For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other so that you do not do what you want. {18} But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. {19} The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; {20} idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions {21} and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. {22} But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, {23} gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law. {24} Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. {25} Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. {26} Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”

Beloved, we live in a world that grows increasingly out of step with the gospel. The wrath of God is being revealed in our day through God turning sinful people over to their sin. God has given us everything we need to avoid His present wrath and His wrath to come on all who do not love Jesus. God has given us His Word, which is the authoritative guide for all of our beliefs and actions. He has given us Jesus to be our Savior and our Lord. He has given us the Holy Spirit to empower us to live holy lives in the midst of a wicked and perverse world. Live by the Spirit! Walk-in total victory! Be consumed in God’s righteousness instead of being consumed by His wrath! Praise be to an awesome God who loves us!

I hope this lesson has helped you understand your part in a true believer’s walk. How are you doing? Don’t let your political preferences derail your Christian walk, it could be fatal. A vaper is a lot less than all eternity. Don’t let hate or fear choose your destination.

I pray and care about each and every one of you. Until we get together again stay safe and God’s many blessings to you and yours!       Dusty

 

My prayer for you:

I pray God’s many blessings on each of you and discernment for the days ahead. I pray you truly seek the holy spirit in all that you do. I ask the Lord for a cleansing of our nation and a return to our Christian foundation. Forgive us Father of our sins. We ask this in the name above all names, Jesus Christ!

A men