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Standing on God’s Word

This is a post from a friends blog. I posted it on my website which is for different use and I wanted to make sure and shared it.

I hope you’ll check it out.

“This is for the many who are struggling and need God to intervene in their lives.”

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Read the rest here.> Standing on God’s Word 005f6ed181e9cd3c85abc9f3b90e2b85

God bless you and America.

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“THE CHRIST OF PROPHECY”

Fascinating! If you’re a Christian you’ll appreciate this especially if you find yourself doubting your faith a little today and if you’re a nonbeliever well, why? this comes from SCIENCE SPEAKS. This morning I had to go downtown to get some blood work done for a upcoming surgery. I was listen to a sermon on the radio and was just blown away by what I’d heard, I’ve never heard this before. The pastor was talking about the chances of one man fulfilling the prophecies of Christ. I’d heard other sermons like this but not these facts. Check it out.

I’m not going to post the whole chapter, it’s too long but will leave a link after the quoted piece.

CHAPTER 3: “THE CHRIST OF PROPHECY”

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me – John 5:39.”

“THE WORD “Scriptures” in this passage refers to the Old Testament. Christ is saying that in the Old Testament we will find the prophecies referring to Himself. It is therefore in these prophecies, and their fulfillment, that we may look if we wish to find evidence that Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, the saviour of mankind, and everything else which was prophesied of Him, and which He claimed to be.

If we find these prophecies to be fulfilled in Christ, we will establish not only that Christ is the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament, but that those prophecies were given by God Himself. For if they were not given by God, no man would have fulfilled any number of them, as will be evident later in this chapter.

In evaluating these prophecies, we shall have to answer this question regarding each prophecy: One man in how many men has fulfilled this prophecy? I realize that some will object to this question, saying that these prophecies were made with respect to Christ, and no other man has, or even can, fulfill them. This, of course, is true when you consider the mass of prophecies regarding Christ, but it is not true of all individual prophecies. It was prophesied, for example, that Christ would be born in Bethlehem; certainly other persons have been born in Bethlehem. It was prophesied that Christ would be crucified; other men have been crucified. I certainly am not trying to be sacrilegious in asking these questions; but I am trying to look at the evidence entirely unbiased, that I may the better give a clear argument.”

“We considered the following eight prophecies:” You can click the link at the end to go into how he breaks down the prophesies, a lot of math. I will share this one though, 6. “And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord” (Zech. 11:13).

 This is extremely specific. All thirty pieces of silver are not to be returned. They are to be cast down in the house of the Lord, and they are to go to the potter. You will recall that Judas in remorse tried to return the thirty pieces of silver, cut the chief priest would not accept them. So Judas threw them down on the floor of the temple and went and hanged himself. The chief priest then took the money and bought a field of the potter to bury strangers in. Our question is: One man in how many, after receiving a bribe for the betrayal of a friend, had returned the money, had it refused, had thrown it on the floor in the house of the Lord, and then had it used to purchase a field from the potter?

 The students said they doubted if there has ever been another incident involving all of these items, but they agreed on an estimate of one in 100,000. They were very sure that this was conservative. So we use the estimate as 1 in 105.”

Keep in mind these are excerpts from the chapter.

“If these estimates are considered fair, one man in how many men, the world over, will fulfill all eight prophecies? This question can be answered by applying our principles of probability. In other words, by multiplying all of our estimates together, or 1 in 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104. This gives 1 in 2.8 x 1028, where 28 means that we have 28 ciphers following the 2.8. Let us simplify and reduce the number by calling it 1 in 1028. Written out this number is 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

 This is the answer to the question: One man in how many men has fulfilled these eight prophecies? But we are really concerned with the answer to the question: What is the chance that any man might have lived from the day of these prophecies down to the present time and have fulfilled all of the eight prophecies? We can answer this question by dividing our 1028 by the total number of people who have lived since the time of these prophecies. The best information available indicates the number to be about 88 billion or 8.8 x 1010.

 To simplify the computation let us call the number 1011. By dividing these two numbers we find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 1017.”

 “Let us try to visualize this chance. If you mark one of ten tickets, and place all of the tickets in a hat, and thoroughly stir them, and then ask a blindfolded man to draw one, his chance of getting the right ticket is one in ten. Suppose that we take 1017 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far s he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote using their own wisdom.

 Now these prophecies were either given by inspiration of God or the prophets just wrote them as they thought they should be. In such a case the prophets had just one chance in 1017 of having them come true in any man, but they all came true in Christ.

 This means that the fulfillment of these eight prophecies alone proves that God inspired the writing of those prophecies to a definiteness which lacks only one change in 1017 of being absolute.”

One more example from the chapter then check out the link at the end for the whole chapter and the book.

“Suppose we add eight more prophecies to our list, and assume that their chance of fulfillment is the same as the eight just considered. The chance that one man would fulfill all sixteen is 1 x 1028 x 1017 or 1 in 1045.

 Let us try to visualize this as we did before. Take this number of silver dollars. If you make these into a solid ball, you will have a great sphere with a center at the earth, and extending in all directions more than 30 times as far as from the earth to the sun. (If a train had started from the earth at the time the Declaration of Independence was signed, and had traveled steadily toward the sun at the rate of sixty miles per hour, day and night, it would be about reaching its destination today. But remember that our ball of silver dollars extends thirty times that far in all directions.) If you can imagine the marking of one silver dollar, and then thoroughly stirring it into this great ball, and blindfolding a man and telling him to pick out one dollar, and expect it to be the marked one, you have somewhat of a picture of how absolutely the fulfillment of sixteen prophecies referring to Jesus Christ proves both that He is the Son of God and that our Bible is inspired. Certainly God directed the writing of His Word.

In order to extend this consideration beyond all bounds of human comprehension, let us consider forty-eight prophecies, similar in their human chance of fulfillment to the eight which we originally considered, using a much more conservative number, 1 in 1021. Applying the same principle of probability used so far, we find the chance that any one man fulfilled all forty-eight prophecies to be 1 in 10157.”

Pretty amazing hu? Not much to argue with here unless you’re just dead set against God and all He has to offer and promise, in that case you truly are dead.

Here’s the link for the chapter,> CHAPTER 3 THE CHRIST OF PROPHECY

And for the Online book,> SCIENCE SPEAKS Online Edition

God bless you and America.

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Dr. Ben Carson: From my devotional. (God is a nice guy).

As I’ve done in the past I like to share from my devotional. A few of them have been from Dr. Ben Carson and have always been inspirational, thought provoking to me causing me to ponder my own walk and to look inside and helpful in tough and dark time’s in my walk. This devotional was given to me by my father years ago, way before Ben Carson became a public figure or Presidential candidate . Sharing these posts from him I think would help to get to know him apart from the “Lame Stream Media’s” agenda, spin and other political sources and references and share a rare look at the man’s heart and faith if you’v never had the pleasure before.

I would be very comfortable with this man running the country along with my favorites of the Republican candidates, Fiorina, and of course love Ted Cruz. Personally I think both Carson and Cruz are godly, faithful men and we could do a lot worse with theses guy’s in charge. They both have a clear record on what they believe and stand for. Florina would be a good leader too, I voted for here when she ran in California and I think she is faithful and her sharing of her faith has been truthful though I do not agree with her on her comment’s last night on the talk show when she said ” a Muslim shouldn’t be prevented from serving as president “ I think that was a “Politically Correct” answer.

Though I may agree with most of what Trump say’s in regard to immigration, the border and the way he has forced the conversation to the front of issues we are facing today that need to be dealt with. I think we’v had enough of a prideful arrogant, divisive leader for quite sometime. No doubt he’s a good business man and if he were to get elected I think it would be a sad commentary on our nation, showing the world we are hateful, childish, arrogant, a generation of me, me, me and screw the rest of you. I respect and agree with what Scott Walker did and said yesterday another godly man! “I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field,” Walker said. “… I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.”  That’s my two cents anyway, moving on to the devotional. BTW on subject of politics’s one of the most excellent tool’s I use fro none bias look at politicians  is VoteSmart.org , give it a try.

“The Love of the Father” Author: Dr. Ben Carson.

“ABOUT my faith in God, I want to express a few heartfelt thoughts that may sound simplistic or irreverent. As I continue to develop my relationship with him , I have discovered that God is a nice guy.

 I confess that while growing up, I had bought into the concept of God as a stern individual who busily jots down in a book every mistake we make, so that on Judgment Day he can call us up and point to each one, saying “Why did you do this? I know you did this,” and then divulge to everybody present the unpraiseworthy actions of our lives.

 I have slowly matured, and have experienced God’s help in many crises. I have come to realize the God does not want to punish us but, rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us, and want’s to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.

 The relationship that God wants with me became particularly clear to me after Candy and I had children of out own. I realized how much I love my sons and how much I want for them. Of course I want them to be successful, and want to give them everything I can to make them happy. And I realized that God loves me even more than I love my own children.

 I cannot give my children everything, but I try to arrange their environment so that they can learn to stand on their own feet, to respect others and to become valuable citizens. 

 If I lavish everything on them, they will never reach those goals, but as long as my children know that I love them- that I will stand behind them and do everything within my power to assure their success in life, I feel that I have done what I can for them. They will develop confidence in my love for them and will know that I only want good for them.

 As I have considered my relationship with my sons, it makes it clear to me the relationship that God wants with me and with all the children he has created in the world.” 

Been there, through that and still maturing. Though I don’t have children of my own I have nephews and nieces. I’m 50 something and about 22 years old as a Christian,( still young and growing) I tried and and I can only hope and pray what I’ve shared with them when they where young and coming up would be pleasing in your eyes Lord and help them some how on their journey and relationship with you.

Again I wouldn’t mind having a man with a heart and knowledge like this running the show for a while, especially after what we’ve been through these past seven years and opposed to the “front runner” now. Wouldn’t it be a nice change?

God bless America and you!

It’s not just the sin and perversion of homosexuality. Redefining Marriage.

There can be no doubt that homosexuality is a sin and a perversion of the original design, especially when it comes to redefining marriage. Matthew 19:4-5 King James Version (KJV) 4 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” But that’s what satin does, he perverse s and call’s into question anything God does or say’s. “‘Did God really say that you must not eat from any tree in the garden?” ( Bible verses about Marriage ) Progressivism is a cult and of the devil. It all has to do with the original sin of pride and wanting to be god’s. The very reason satin was thrown out of heaven and to the earth, pride, he wanted to be God. ( Why did God allow Satan and the demons to sin? ) From their founding fathers who also believe in “Population Control” BTW and channeling spirits for guidance. Progressives, truly do believe that through science they can become god’s, through government and legislation they know best and all anyone else has to do is conform. I’ve done the research and posted about it, if you would only take the time to research it for yourself you’d see the difference between their cult and God is that God allows choices/freewill, where progressives do not and attack relentlessly those that oppose their beliefs or opinions. They’v been at “The fundamental change of America” for some time, some say 100 years at least but in 1962 when they got prayer banned in the public schools they went main stream and they’v been at the business of removing God from society ever since. Their agenda should have been realized. Sad for us it wasn’t or no one thought how devastating that small step would be. I’m sure that there had to be people sounding the alarm bells but like now and since 2008 no one payed attention. They where and are to caught up in the sin of pride, me, me, me and only me matters and what can you do for me. Who has time for God when it’s all about me. Let me be clear here. Though the “Cult” and perversion is of the devil most of the people behind it are lost, though some know exactly what the are doing. But there is hope for the lost.

John 3:16-21Modern English Version (MEV) 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned. But he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 This is the verdict, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that it may be revealed that his deeds have been done in God.”  

And as far as Christians are concerned it’s NOT the people behind all this, Ephesians 6:12-18Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 12 “Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. 13 That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.”

14 “So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. 15 On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. 16 And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One. 17 Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.”  So our fight is in the heavenly s in prayer, “against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places.”  

Also walk with integrity in our own homes, walk the walk. Choose leaders that do the same and understand the the principals of the founding fathers of this once great nation, Judaeo Christian principals and values. As I’ve said in other post’s I’ve started reading the bible over again and am in the Old Testament. You want to know what causes a nation or people to fall? NOT following God’s directions  rejecting His guidance and warnings. The bible say’s, Romans 15:4  “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope”. 1 Corinthians 10:11 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come”.

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)

“Let no modern Christian ever think that he can ignore the Old Testament and base all his faith and practice on just the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, as vital as they are. Even the apostle Paul, who wrote more of the New Testament than anyone else, depended heavily on the Old Testament Scriptures for his exposition of the New Testament doctrines he had received “by the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:12). Read more,  Written for Our Learning

From Apologetics Press , What Use is the Old Testament? and, Only the Creator has the Right to Define Marriage 

Well, that’s my two cent’s for now. Check out these headlines and then what the bible has to say about all this. CONTENT WARNING: IMAGES FROM THIS WEEKEND’S GAY PRIDE PARADES

TAKE DOWN THE FASCIST, ANTI-CHRISTIAN GAY-PRIDE FLAG

RAINBOW OF HATE: CATHOLIC PRIEST REPORTS BEING SPIT ON AT GAY MARRIAGE PARADE

The Unlikely Turning Point in the Same Sex Marriage Battle

What Life Is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don’t Matter

“A family who own a farm in upstate New York that hosts weddings on occassion was successfully sued by a lesbian couple when the owners said that their Christian beliefs would be violated if they hosted a ceremony for that particular couple.” Read more here. Farm couple sued for discrimination say they were ‘set up’

People are saying “What’s next”? Can you believe this? Child Trauma Expert: Pro-Pedophilia Groups Are ‘Grooming’ Public to Accept Adult-Child Sex

From the progressive left in California. home11-660x320

“First we accept homosexuality, some social conservatives said, and next we’ll accept pedophilia.  If we legalize gay marriage, they said, next we’ll have legalize polygamy.  “Nonsense!” came the reply.  “You’re committing the slippery slope fallacy.”  Well, we are slipping and sliding on that same slippery slope.  That’s the point made by  Joe Carter, who analyzes the latest effort to de-stigmatize pedophilia; that is, to use a more politically-correct term “minor-attracted persons.” Read more here.  Normalizing “minor-attracted persons”

“People can classify themselves as heterosexual, homosexual, asexual, metrosexual. There are endless sexual orientations under the sun, and now, pedophilia can be added to the list” Read more here. Pedophilia Now Classified As A Sexual Orientation

PEDOPHILIA THE NEXT ‘SEXUAL-RIGHTS’ REVOLUTION?

LEGALIZING SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE: PEDOPHILIA NOW CLASSIFIED AS A SEXUAL ORIENTATION

List of pedophile and pederast advocacy organizations

Love him hate him, Bill O’Reilly had some things to say about the The Supreme Court rules and the Rainbow White House Display. 

The Supreme Court rules O’Reilly Lashes Out At Obama For Rainbow White House Display After Marriage Equality Ruling 

So, what does the bible have to say? Be glad and thankful for the New Testament and Jesus Christ. If Christ hadn’t come to save us and we where still in the Old Testament times. Leviticus 20:13  “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”  Deuteronomy 22:5  “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.” 

The destruction of Sodom Genesis 19 

“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.” Romans 1:24  “He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.” Luke 16:15 

I think I’ll have to make this a two part post. I’ll leave you with some wisdom from Proverbs. “The wicked flee though no one pursues,but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. Read more here. Proverbs 28

See you on part two of the post hopefully, there some good commentary there.

God bless America and you. 11659424_10202840614255387_4584173739424779103_n

“God don’t make no junk.”

I’ve started reading the bible over again from Genesis finished Revelation a month or so a go, not sure how many times I’ve don it but will keep doing it till the Lord comes back. Every time it’s good and find new things I missed before and reminded of important things I may have for gotten and how the Lord has kept his promises and been faithful, provided and protected. Also how I can relate to Israel in the desert, their rebellion, lack of faith and not following through on all God commanded them, how Impossible it all is and the undeniable fact we need a savior! Thank God for Jesus! I would have fared no better then them in the desert or Adam and Eve in the garden. None of us would have if we where honest about it. Can anyone relate? I’ve been in a desert place for a while now, the cloud hasn’t lifted from the tent and I think the rebellion part is being killed off as I wait and wonder through the desert like the ones that rebelled and had to wounder through the desert till they all died off. I’ve been a Christian since 1992. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at Greg Laurie’s church Harvest in Riverside California. There has been a lot of up’s and down’s, hard times as well as good, great times. The Lord used me to enlighten my Mother about her relationship with her Mormon Husband and get her in a right relationship with GOD before she died of cancer. I also had the chance to lead my brother in the Lords prayer, man has he changed since then! In 2009 through 2011 I lost everything I had worked my whole life for, a home, good credit, money in the bank, investment’s, a good paying job, everything! Through it all God is good and has blessed me and drawn me closer to him and showed me what’s really important. Since then God has blessed me with a great wife, a better home that is what I had actually been praying for in a setting that I had dreamed about and God provides for our need’s. Anyways, a short history.

I just started in Deuteronomy today. This bible I’m reading is also a devotional with daily readings my Father gave me many years ago. It’s gotten a lot of use and have written post from it before. This time instead of reading it by the daily reading I’m just reading straight through and reading the devotional part as I come across them.

The devotional part I came across today was for a Monday and written by, you might know him Dr. Ben Carson. “God don’t make no junk”.

“I have watched people react to waiters, secretaries and receptionist, and who, afterward, despite identifying name tag’s and signs on those workers desk, could not tell anyone anything about the people whom they considered invisible, anonymous beings-individuals not worth knowing.

I’m glad I learned differently. Mother worked with [my brother] Curtis and me, teaching us not to prejudge others – not to decide on their value till we knew them. She stressed treating everyone with kindness and giving every person a chance.

As surgeons, if we do not consider all other workers as having value and as worth knowing- we are prejudice against which the bible speaks strongly [see James 2:1-4]… Why can’t a janitor know significantly more about certain situations then a neurosurgeon does? A person who performs manual labor can certainly be as intelligent as one who sits at a desk, performing clerical work.

Being nice translates to accepting each person for his or her individual worth. It disturbs me that some still decide that certain people are not worth bothering with simply because of their socio-economic class, job title or national origin. Every one has value. Or, as a popular saying of my growing-up years reminds: “God don’t make junk”.

These under-recognized people can teach us, encourage us, and even be important allies for us. Over the years, I have gotten know a great number of such people whom I still know and talk with often. When I am in the midst of a group of doctor and a clerk comes by to day hello, I want that individual to be treated just as well as the CEO of an important company who comes in as a patient. Medical-assistance patients are as important as wealthy patients are. All of them have medical needs that we can minister to.”

Man, I’m guilty of this. I’m a loner and have never really had more then one or two good friends at any given time. I’m not a real people persons. My wife on the other hand is just the opposite, she’s friendly and loves to talk to anyone. She always ask’s the people’s name where ever we go be it a restaurant, doc’s office or what ever and she always say’s nice to meat you and will carry on a conversation with them. She really does bring a smile to everyone face she meat’s. What a blessing she is and God has used her to soften me too.

I worked with the public for about 17 years before I had to retire, driving a city bus. Doing this kind of work you learn about people, culture’s, community’s. I drove in L.A during the riot’s (the only transit company that did, for the first day anyways) at the first transit company I worked for. The second one I worked for I drove city routes, rural and country routes. Some would call it “Profiling” what I learned about people, cultures, community’s. Me, I call it experience. Don’t get me wrong I will give anyone a chance. Unfortunately, not as easily as I used to especially in light of the past few years.

We all need help, healing and God’s work in our life’s. No politician, election or one man can change things for the better.

Pleas pray for America. God bless America and you.12527_1102387379788129_7964815829127888969_n10258766_547987208655516_2510133947547482093_n