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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
As you read this piece, keep that Scripture in your mind. We tend to vent our anger at our government; at Islam, and at all people and groups who scheme to silence us. Always remember that the god of this world HATES us and HATES Israel!
In eight years, BHO has done more to destroy our values and what we hold dear; our faith in Christ and our patriotism for our country, than any other president in the history of America. But remember – we are not wrestling against flesh and blood (Obama) but weare wrestling against the powers of darkness – Satan and his demons.
BHO is simply a tool for them.
Oh, he IS evil; there is no doubt about it. But he is owned by the devil and does his bidding at his every beck and call. I believe that Obama has been given over to his lusts and a reprobate mind. I find it hard to pray for him because I truly believe that he will not be saved. I used to feel bad about this attitude, but I believe that Scripture backs up my conclusion about him:
2 Thessalonians: 10-12
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
*I think that this passage of Scripture truly defines BHO.
Homosexuals think that those in power really care about them
This is a farce. BHO, Hillary Clinton and all of the left wingers who have fought for Gay marriage and Transgender rights, could not care less about these people! This push for everything that goes against the Christians’ convictions, has happened primarily for two reasons. One is for votes. The second and in my opinion the end game – the eventual jailing of true Christians and the closing of Bible believing churches.
There are many denominations who are not only fighting for the rights of gays, but they ordain gays for their pulpits. These people will be safe from our government. These are the ones who will be left behind when the Rapture of the Church happens. They are in the world AND of the world as well.
Jesus said in John 17:14 – “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
James 4:4 – “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Popular Pastor Leaves School Board Over Policy Teaching Students Safe Homosexual Sex, Abortion
A popular Southern California pastor resigned from his position on the state’s largest high school board after his peers voted in favor of a mandate that would require pro-LGBTQ sexual ethics education in public schools.
In an email published in a First Things article last Thursday, Pastor Chad Vegas noted that after 12 years of serving on the board he faced a potential lawsuit for his decision to vote against the policy.
CA has mandated this [school transgender policy] for the whole state. I have served on the largest high school board in CA, and the nation, for 12 years. I basically lead that board. Our board voted to adopt the new law into policy. I voted against it. I was breaking the law for doing so. I could be personally sued and our attorney tells me the board insurance won’t cover me because I am breaking the law and I am a bigot.
The California law requires that the state’s middle and high schools offer instruction to students on how to have safe homosexual sex and how to get an abortion. It also requires schools to teach that gender does not correspond to biological sex.
Vegas announced last month in a letter to his Sovereign Grace Church congregation that he would not run for re-election, despite the community’s pleas for him to remain.
“My time as a public school board member has come to an end. I am very much at peace with this decision,” the June 2 post read. “While I am not optimistic about the future of our country, I am deeply optimistic about the future of Christ’s church. Jesus will build his church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.”
The Bakersfield Californian reported at the time that Board President Mike Williams “decried the decision on social media,” begging for somebody to “talk him out of it,” and later revising his post to say, “No, pray him out of it.”
Vegas posted an update on his decision to his blog Thursday, including his original letter to his congregation:
“It is legally required to teach your children the LGBTQ sexual mores while simultaneously illegal to mention God,” he wrote. “I can’t and won’t enforce that foolishness.”
“I am a Christian pastor above all else,” he continued. “I could not vote for these policies. I can not remain on a board to enforce these policies. I spoke out against the board voting for this. I called on them to realize that they will answer to God on this vote, and they should fear Him more than the state. I did not prevail.”
Westminster Theological Seminary professor Carl Trueman, a friend of Vegas who penned the First Things article that includes the pastor’s email, asserted that a cultural shift “has been taking shape for some time.” Trueman noted that Christian values and beliefs are no longer respected or even tolerated as they are seen as a threat to an increasingly pluralistic society.
He added that Christians should let go of the idea that “the world is run by people who respect difference and diversity, and that all we need to do is behave decently in order to win their respect and earn their favor.” Instead, he argued, they must actively defend their beliefs, even if that means removing oneself from a position on power to avoid being forced to comply with policies that threaten those beliefs.
In his July 7 post, Vegas urged readers to pray for Christians serving in the public school system.
“I do not know how long Christian teachers and administrators can ethically continue,” Vegas wrote. “They will certainly need to increase in their wisdom as they navigate this new legal reality in our state.” He also suggested that soon Christian parents in California will need to explore alternative educational options for their children. – source
Brethren, this pastor is a godly man. He knows that he must obey God rather than man. He also knows that because of his convictions and that he is acting upon them – he will most likely wind up in prison.
I believe that in the next few years, if the Lord tarries, that this story will be so commonplace. I believe that many of us who speak out against sin will be incarcerated.
I don’t want to be in jail, but I am ready to be – for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These days are so evil. I truly believe that our time hear on earth is short. I don’t claim to know when He is coming to get us, but I think it’s soon. I HOPE it’s soon.
We must be strong in Him
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5: 6-11).
Republished with permission Absolute Truth from the Word of God
I am a Jewish Christian who was born-again in 1983. Yeshua is my life. Writing about Him is my passion. Maranatha!!
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