Friday, December 21, 2012

It's December 21st...Are You Ready?

Many folks believe that when the Long-count Mayan calender ends today...that the world will end. 

Well, it's 1:30 Central time here in MN and I am still typing.

Yes, but the Mayans said it was going to happen at 5:12 THEIR TIME.  Well, THEIR TIME would have been in Guatemala and the pyramids in Guatemala are in the same time zone as if they are right...we have less than 4 hours.

Are you ready?

Of course, Jesus said no man knows the DAY OR THE you can certainly take it to the bank that anyone who sets a time for the rapture or the end of the world is simply not telling the truth.

However, Paul and Jesus did go on to say that we can know the SEASONS and that if we are awake and sober, that the coming of the Lord in the rapture to take his bride away WILL NOT SURPRISE US. "But you, brothers, are NOT in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:4

Cool!  How many of us would NOT be totally surprised to hear a huge trumpet blast and the voice of an archangel calling us all into the clouds to meet our Lord and Savior?  I won't be.  If it happens today, tomorrow, next month, next year or 10 yrs from now....I won't be surprised, because all the pieces are in place.  We are in the SEASON of the Lord's return.

But Dennis, how bad could it get here on earth for us believers before the Lord comes?

I don't know.  We may see America collapse and lawlessness and anarchy break out.  We may see a war erupt in the Middle East that drags in a bunch of players including USA.  We may see a huge earthquake that breaks Kansas City in half and puts a halt to the nation's infrastructure and food delivery.  We may see dozens more insane people butcher hundreds of innocent people.  We may see a lot of crazy things.  Satan IS the Prince of this Earth.

In my opinon, if we are allowed to see lots of crazy things, it may be to get us to fall out of love with this world.  As the hymn line says, "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."

Yep.  That hymn writer sure had it right!  If we stay focused on eternal things, the daily cares of this world seem to be not so important...and they just fade away.

But here is a promise from Jesus we CAN TAKE TO THE BANK:

Revelation 3:8-11

I know your works; behold I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.| Behold, I will make them who are of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews but are not, but do lie, behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and know that I have loved you. | Because you have kept the word of my patience, I will also keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon all the world, to try them who dwell upon the earth.

Awesome!  So we KNOW that we will NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE GREAT TRIBULATION!  We KNOW that we will be spared the wrath of God which is coming for 'them who dwell upon the earth.'...which is all the folks left behind at the rapture.

Even so...come Lord Jesus!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Toying With Death

The Bible say that in the Last Days, men will be lovers of violence.

For anyone who is looking for one other sign that we are in the Last may want to read on.

"Police investigating the Virginia Tech killings are looking at whether Cho Seung-Hui was copying parts of a violent film when he murdered 32 people. Officers believe he repeatedly watched Oldboy as part of his preparation for the killing spree.... It contains stylized scenes of killings and an attempted suicide, and is filled with what one critic called 'punishing emotional violence'.... The video, which Cho posted to an American TV network while carrying out his murderous rampage, appears to include photographs of Cho re-enacting scenes from the film."[1] "Killer Enacted Violent Film"

"After the Jonesboro shootings, one of the high-school teachers told me how her students reacted when she told them about the shootings at the middle school. 'They laughed,' she told me with dismay. A similar reaction happens all the time in movie theaters when there is bloody violence. The young people laugh and cheer and keep right on eating popcorn and drinking pop. We have raised a generation of barbarians who have learned to associate violence with pleasure, like the Romans cheering and snacking as the Christians were slaughtered in the Coliseum."

"Are we training our children to kill?" asked Lieutenant Colonel David Grossman, an expert in the field of killology. For many years, he has "traveled the world training medical, law enforcement, and U.S. military personnel about the realities of warfare." He contends that point-and-shoot video games actually train young players to accurately shoot and kill human targets in spite of their natural, God-given resistance. His statistics validate his frightening conclusions:

"The per capita murder rate doubled in this country between 1957... and 1992. A fuller picture of the problem, however, is indicated by the rate people are attempting to kill one anotherthe aggravated assault rate. That rate in America has gone from around 60 per 100,000 in 1957 to over 440 per 100,000 by the middle of this decade.
"Violence is rising in many nations with draconian gun laws. ... There is only one new variable present in each of these countries, bearing the exact same fruit: media violence presented as entertainment for children.
"Children don't naturally kill. It is a learned skill. And they learn it... most pervasively, from violence as entertainment in television, the movies, and interactive video games.
"Killing requires training because there is a built-in aversion to killing one's own kind... Within the midbrain there is a powerful, God-given resistance to killing your own kind.... When we human beings are overwhelmed with anger and fear, we slam head-on into that midbrain resistance that generally prevents us from killing. Only sociopaths—who by definition don't have that resistance—lack this innate violence immune system....

"During World War II, US Army Brig. Gen. S. L. A. Marshall had a team of researchers study what soldiers did in battle.... They discovered that only 15 to 20 percent of the individual riflemen could bring themselves to fire at an exposed enemy soldier. Men are willing to die, they are willing to sacrifice themselves for their nation; but they are not willing to kill. It is a phenomenal insight into
human nature; but when the military became aware of that, they systematically went about the process of trying to fix this 'problem.'...
"The training methods militaries use are brutalization, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and role modeling. ... Just as the army is conditioning people to kill, we are indiscriminately doing the same thing to our children, but without the safeguards."

I wonder why our politicians are so focused on GUN CONTROL while ignoring these facts?

What do you think?  Are we about to go over a lot more than the FISCAL CLIFF?

Hat tip to Jared F.

Dangerous ATV's

I have been debating, via email, some LIBERALS about gun control.  You see, they don't like guns.  And since they don't like them...they believe that no one should have them.

Of course the 24-7 news continues to show the innocent faces of those kids in CT who were gunned down...and the liberals claim that if they could take every one's guns...then bad things like this would never happen.

So is it the death of children that is their main concern?  Or is it their dislike of the guns?

Now read this article about these dangerous ATV's that are killing and injuring kids all over the country.

Carolyn Anderson never knew her son was riding an ATV, until the call came to tell her that 14-year-old James had been in an accident and was being rushed to the hospital.

“I screamed,” Anderson told TODAY. “It was like this primal scream. I intuitively just knew..."
James died before Anderson and her husband could get to the hospital.

The Andersons learned later that James had been riding an all-terrain vehicle on vacation with a friend’s family in New Hampshire and that he’d lost control of 700-pound vehicle and crashed into a tree.

James Anderson is hardly alone.

In April, Jeremy Bryant, a 10th grader from Utah, died after breaking his neck in an ATV accident.

 And in 2010 at least 55 children under age 16 were killed in ATV accidents, while more than 28,000 others were seriously injured.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned Americans that the vehicles are dangerous.

“ATVs are the fifth deadliest product that we oversee,” Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of the CPSC, told TODAY. “Every year 700 people die and 136,000 go to the emergency room because of ATV related injuries.”

Some say it’s not the vehicles that are to blame, but the way people use them. There are numerous videos on YouTube to showing crazy behavior on ATVs.

Despite the scary statistics, ATVs have never been more popular, with 11 million now in use compared to 4 million in 2000, according to TODAY's Tom Costello.


(please turn on your sarcasm meter now) Oh my goodness!  Mayhem everywhere!  The numbers of these killer-machines has skyrocketed from 4 million to 11 million in a decade!  Can anyone just walk into the store and buy these instruments of death?  Who in their right mind would own one of these machines when children are in the area?  55 little, innocent kids dead in one year...and all because some folks think it's their RIGHT to own these machines for FUN!!  Yes, some say it's not the vehicles but how people use them....but that is a crock!  That's just the ATV CLUB OF AMERICA that says this, and they have millions of dollars of lobbyists in D.C. that are paid for by Polaris, Arctic Cat, Suzuki and Honda!!  These companies do NOTHING of value but make things for people to die on!!

And now my friends, you can see how it is.  Liberals want to make the world a place where kids are in bubble wrap.  They want the government to make it so NO ONE EVER DIES!  A place where climbing trees, riding horses, throwing LAWN JARTS and riding on grandpa's tractor...all becomes TOO DANGEROUS.  "Think of the children!!"

And this is the question that I love, "How would YOU FEEL if your child were to die?"

Hey all, did you know that SWIMMING POOLS are THE MOST DANGEROUS thing you could possibly have around your house?  Now quit it!!

Random Thought Demands a Logical Answer

I have a few liberal readers of this blog who have challenged me because I claim that Conservatives tend to favor LOGIC and MATH whereas LIBERALS tend to work from FEELINGS and EMOTIONS.

With that being said, I was pondering a true case;

A man was recently charged with vehicular manslaughter because he recklessly crashed his car into a woman and killed her.  The woman happened to be pregnant so he was charged with TWO for killing the woman and one for the unborn baby.

What if it could be proven that the woman was driving to the abortion clinic when she was hit and killed?  Should one of the counts then be dropped because she was on her way to kill the baby anyway?

Why does the media report the news by calling it an "unborn baby"...but when they talk about abortion they call it a "fetus"?

If you are one of my LIBERAL readers, could you please answer this question using LOGIC?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

JFK Quote on Israel

Since I was born the year that JFK was killed, I have no idea if I would have voted for him.  However, some of his quotes make him sound a lot like a Conservative sounds today.

I ran across this one today concerning Israel that he made in the early 1960's;

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

Amen, JFK!

Violent Video Games

For us Bible readers who know that the Last Days will be filled with violence...none of what we are seeing should surprise us.  Horrify us?....yes.  But surprise us?

So what causes the violence?  Lots of things.  Do guns CAUSE violence.  No.  They can't pull their own trigger anymore than a knife can stab someone all on it's own.

Please watch this video clip from the MOST POPULAR VIDEO GAME IN AMERICA.  This game is played by hundreds of thousands of young males...many of them in grade school.

Watch as they rack up points butchering civilians in an airport using automatic weapons.

Imagine your 8 year old grandson "playing" this game in the darkness of his bedroom while mom and dad are doing something else.


Why isn't the media outraged by this?  Why aren't they outraged by violent porn or violent movies?  Why aren't they screaming to make sure these games don't fall into the hands of anyone under that age of 18?

Good questions.  Why are liberals so incensed about guns....but not appalled at this video game?

Why are liberals so bothered by 20 innocent children killed by a psycho with a gun....but don't seem to be bothered by the 11,000 Americans killed each year by drunk drivers?

Why doesn't the media put up pictures of all the little kids who died yesterday at the hands of drunk drivers?

Is the death of little kids by a drunk driver somehow more TOLERABLE than the death of little kids by guns?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Prayer For Sandy Hook

The following prayer was posted by Matt Barber in lieu of his weekly column.  Awesome!

Yes Jesus!  Please come!  Please come soon! 

Please come, Lord Jesus.
Come, King Jesus.
Come soon I pray.
Yet, even still come now, Holy Spirit, until such time.
We need you.
As the banked fish gasps for that which, without, she will surely die, so too do we gasp for living water-fused crimson that flows freely from Life’s pierced side.
The people of Sandy Hook assuredly cannot endure without your supernatural grace.
Give them grace and comfort pressed down and running over.
There are things so wicked we cannot bear.
There are things manifestly beyond our understanding. Things of which, and perhaps for our own sake, You have kept from our grasp.
Such a thing is this.
We cry out, Abba, Father!
Torrents we weep for the families of Sandy Hook.
Our souls groan for the people of Sandy Hook.
Our spirits are broken for the babes of Sandy Hook.
Hold them close, dear Alpha and Omega – the great I Am.
Comfort them.
Love them.
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through You.
Show this to all who are alive in flesh but dead in spirit.
Show them Life in death and that Life is You.
Reveal Truth and Life in the Spirit despite death in the flesh.
You are the Way.
Pull near to your bosom forever the precious slain of Sandy Hook.
Let our lips say, “Oh, death, where is your sting?” – even until our hearts believe it.
There is no hope save You, oh Christ, and, save us, can You alone.
Evil triumphs, so it seems, sovereign Lord.
Do they mock You?
So they try.
But You won’t be mocked.
Let us rest assured that vengeance is Yours, Christ Jesus.
Darkness consumed this man, and so he did the liar’s bidding – Satan’s work.
He has not escaped Your justice.
The enemy of the world will not escape your justice.
But for Your bounty of blood, who can escape your justice?
Yet, for those who believe, Satan’s ransom is paid in full.
Let us, even now, hear the laughter of our beloved Sandy Hook babes – hidden most high – while, at length, they play together, joyfully, at your nail-pierced feet.
Thank you, Jesus!
Thank You, Jesus, for John 1:1, which proclaims, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Thank You that the Word is with the bereaved of Sandy Hook.
Thank You, Jesus, for Matthew 11:28-30, which summons, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Oh, Christ, give rest to the most weary and burdened of Sandy Hook.
Thank You, Jesus, for Matthew 5:4, which vows, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Only You can comfort those beyond worldly comfort.
Comfort them, King Jesus, we plead.
We wait upon you, Lord Jesus.
We remain still.
Until You return, King Jesus.
And You will.
Oh, and how You will.
It is in Jesus’ name; the name of all names – the name at which demons shudder and both saints and angels rejoice – that I pray.

Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action.

Monday, December 17, 2012

First Damascus, Then Tel Aviv

It should be no secret to Bible readers that the Muslim horde is getting ready to make another swipe at the Holy Land.

Of course, the Kum-ba-yah crowd will simply continue to insist that it's just a few 'extremists' within Islam that are ruining this "wonderful religion of peace".

I wonder how many leaders within Islam will need to publicly tell of their intentions to destroy Israel before the liberals will say, "Hey, I wonder if they are serious about wiping Israel off the map?"

The leader of the radical Salafist movement in Jordan, whose organization actively supports the Syrian rebels' efforts to topple President Bashar Assad's regime warned Sunday that once the Damascus opposition achieves its primary goal, it will set its sights on Israel.

The group's leader, Abed Shihadeh, who is also known as Abu Muhammad al-Tahawi, spoke at the funeral of a jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Amman last week.

"We tell Benjamin Netanyahu, the (Israeli) prime minister, get ready. The army of the Prophet Mohammad is coming your way."

Shihadeh added: "Those carrying explosives in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan will find you, Allah willing," he added. "The next fight is between us and you."

The jihadist leader further pledged to "Take over Damascus and then head to Tel Aviv… As far as we are concerned, Palestine stretches from river to sea, from Rafah to a-Nakura. We will not rest until Palestine is liberated."


Remember friends, we have said it MANY times but this battle can not be won with guns and bullets.  This is a spiritual battle and we need to pray for these lost souls in Islam.  Obviously the more convinced they are that Allah is supreme...the more lost they are.

Jesus was serious when he told us to pray for our enemies.

Of course the Kum-ba-yah crowd won't think to pray for these followers of Christ will need to redouble our efforts.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Demons of Violence Have Been Loosed

The mass shooting in CT, now yesterday they arrested a dude in OK that was planning on shooting up a whole school, and now today they arrested a 60 yr old dude in Indiana that was planning on shooting up a bunch of kids at school.

Hey!...what the heck is going on?

Author Joel Rosenberg answers the question...and most Bible readers will concur.


(Washington, D.C., December 15, 2012) -- "Newtown is a quiet town," one resident told CBS News. "I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

"I've been here for 11 years," a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School told the New York Times. "I can't imagine who would do this to our poor little babies."

All this is so painful to see, so heart-wrenching. I look at my own children - including my little 8 year old - and then look at all the grieving parents on TV and think, "There but the grace of God go I." I'm praying for the Lord to comfort and heal all those traumatized by what happened in Newtown. But as I do I can't help but think about the trendlines and the dark trajectory our nation is on. It's not just "the economy, stupid." We are, in many respects, in a moral and spiritual freefall in our country, and we are paying a terrible price.

The demons of violence and lawlessness are the loose all across America - in Newtown, Connecticut….in Aurora, Colorado….in Oak Creek, Wisconsin….just as they were in Littleton, Colorado and at Virginia Tech in years gone by. But why? How is it possible that violent crime in the United States has surged by more than 460 percent since 1960?

The answer is as painful as it is simple: the further we turn away from God in our nation -- the further we drive Him out of our society, our of our schools and courts, and out of our media and out of our homes, or the more we give mere lip service to religion, the more men are "holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power" (2 Timothy 3:5) -- the worse things are getting.

Should this really be surprising? The Lord God Almighty is a gentleman. He won't force us to accept His great love and many blessings. If a nation tells Him to leave, He will leave. But what are we reaping as a result of a society that increasingly ignores God and hates or dismisses Jesus Christ? We are witnessing a horrifying explosion of murder. We are witnessing a gruesome crime wave unprecedented in American history. And there appears to be no end in sight. In recent years, we've seen brutal mass murders in high schools, on college campuses, and in small towns all across America (a recent FBI report says the murder rate soared 18.3% in small towns in America last year alone).

The Hebrew prophet Nahum once wrote about the city of Ninevah, the capital of the Assyrian empire, "Woe to the bloody city….many slain, a mass of corpses, and countless dead bodies -- they stumble over the dead bodies….your shepherds are sleeping." (Nahum 3:1, 3, 18) The people of Ninevah had once repented and turned to the living God of the Bible during the days when the prophet Jonah warned them of coming judgment, and God had saved and blessed them. That generation of Ninevites had listened and turned from their sins towards the Lord. But 150 years or so later, a different generation of Ninevites refused to listen to the Word of God. They refused to repent. Their godlessness turned to terrible, wrenching, horrific violence. Their shepherds were sleeping. They weren't telling people to turn back to the Lord before it was too late. The shepherds didn't understand, or didn't care. They didn't feed the sheep the Word of God. They didn't lead the sheep to follow the Lord. They didn't protect the sheep from evil. So the judgment of God came and they were all tragically unprepared. The city of Ninevah was destroyed by God in 612 B.C.

What is the future of America? Is America in a "Jonah" moment, or a "Nahum" moment? Will we hear....