Please Pray for Israel and Don’t Let Anti Semetic American Mass Media Mislead you!

I have noticed that Pro Palestinian, American mass media have been spreading false propaganda about Israel and that nature of the conflict that Israel is in.

I have also noticed how many Americans have been easily miseducated in an attitude of animosity and distrust towards Israel.

Recently, NBA Player, Dwight Howard, tweeted “Free Palestine” He clearly has a right to freedom of expression, but he is also clearly lacking knowledge.

I have, furthermore, been verbally attacked by some so called Christians for my stance in support of Israel.

We must not allow our friends in Israel to fall or to be falsely maligned. I will not be swayed against Israel by any power on this earth.

In any event, American media also says that the Hamas are the real threat to Israel. I believe that is a false distraction manufactured by the Obama Administration.

The TRUTH is that the Hamas is NOT the greatest threat to Israel. The greatest threat to Israel is Iran.

The Hamas are mere pawns.

The truth is that the mullahs of Tehran provide the weapons, equipment, training, and funding for the Hamas to attack Israel.

Iran has provided thousands upon thousands of rockets and missiles to the enemies of Israel.

It is also worthy of noting that both Al Qaeda and ISIS, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria are also engaged in the fight against Israel.

What we are witnessing is Islamic caliphate. Muslims are uniting to try to destroy Israel and make Israel a Muslim State- in their pursuit of world domination.

THAT is the bigger picture that mass media here in the United States appears to avoid being completely honest about, particularly with the Obama Administration clearly empathetic with Syria, Iran, the Palestinians and the global Islamic agenda.

#StandWithIsrael

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Friendship is what we do in times of difficulty and discomfort. Not what we do in times of ease and convenience!

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”- Matthew 25:34-40

As I have been recovering from neck surgery, which has been an extremely painful and intense process- it occurred to me that I have just a few really godly friends, in the sense that I have only a few who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thought of this as I studied the Word of God last night and the Lord demonstrated what friendship is truly all about, which is what we do when others are in their deepest moment of need.

The Lord also made it clear the those who are friends of His, would be friends to us, in such deep moments.

It is indeed because of their deep love for Jesus, that I have a few friends who have unconditionally loved me through sickness, through my hard economic times and even through some very poor decisions that I have made in the past, rather than publicly ridicule me or ostracize me due to my poor past decisions. Their love has covered a multitude of my sins in the past.

It is impossible for anyone to love us unconditionally as Jesus does, unless that person first has a genuine love relationship with the Lord.

I know a lot of pastors and religious leaders who do not possess this kind of love. A lot of professing Christians who really do not possess this kind of love.

Many pastors, religious leaders and professing Christians who I know have yet been indifferent or disinterested when I was sick and when I was in my darkest hour.

They looked upon me and turned the other way, without compassion and without compunction.

Little did they know they had just done the same thing to Jesus.

 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”- Matthew 25:41-46

Through my own struggles,  I have not only been reminded about what true friendship and unconditional love means to the Lord, but also what it must always mean to me as the Lord restores me to full health over time.

Friendship is what we do in times of difficulty and discomfort Not what we do in times of ease and convenience.

In the end, I am not upset to have experiences which confirm that I have but only a few true friends.

Instead, I am very thankful for best friend I have- Jesus Christ! Moreover, for the two or three friends I do have, who love Jesus so much they are compelled to love me as I am, wherever I am, as the Lord compelled a true friend to do!
#AgapeLove

 

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Depending on Jesus – One Day At A Time: A Lesson Through Suffering

On June 27th- 10 days ago- I had neck surgery. However, though it has been 10 days since the surgery, I am still not able to much of anything without help.

I still cannot dress myself, shower, cook or myself, or even bend down do life to toilet seat up without assistance from someone or something. I have become completely dependent upon nurses and family to assure that I can get by on a day to day basis, until my neck heals to the point I can once again do all of these things on my own.

As a fiercely independent person, this level of dependence upon others has been truly humbling and frustrating, to be honest.

However, through it all, God has also reminded me of the urgency of being completely dependent upon the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.“- John 15:5

In the same way that I am not able to put on clothing without the assistance of the nurse- without suffering from a great deal of pain and discomfort, I am reminded that I am also not able to experience the victorious Christian life without utterly depending upon the Lord and putting on the whole armor of God.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand . Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:“- Ephesians 6:11-17

The neurosurgeon prescribed Morphine and Oxycodone to help me manage the extreme pain I feel from the surgical wounds which are still healing. It is not likely that I could have functioned without them.

The Lord reminded me that I also cannot function without feeding upon His Word, every single day, that I may know and do His will according to His purposes:

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.“- Matthew 4:4

Through my physical suffering, I have been experiencing God in ways that are deeper than I had experienced in many ways.

The Lord reminded me that I had become to Independent. That I had somehow lost a level of zeal for His Word and relied too much upon intellect and historical experiences.

On what I already knew rather than depending on Jesus, one day at a time. It was so easy to get caught up in what seemed to be significant accomplishments in this world, particularly as I felt I was fighting for “God given rights”.

Yet, there were times, in retrospect, that I depended too much on my own intellect and/or events and programs rather than upon what Jesus was doing, day to day.

Of course, I had not done any of these things intentionally or with bad intentions, but I had to come to terms with the conviction of the Holy Spirit on my heart and the consequences of my guilt in so many areas of my life.

There is indeed much pain and suffering that comes as a result of being led by our own understanding rather than by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

I thank you, Lord, for never casting me aside, even as I became too self willed. Thank you for reminding me, through my suffering, to follow the Lord Jesus one day at a time, that I might be- day by day- right in the center of your will for my life.

#OneDayAtATime

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What, to Black Americans, is the 4th of July?- A New Visions CLASSIC From Project 21

The following New Visions Commentary from Project 21 member Stacy Swimp was originally published in July of 2012:

On July 5, 1852, the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered a stinging indictment of American independence. He did so because it was not yet realized for black Americans.

At Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York, Douglass declared: “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.” To his hosts, he asked: “Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today?”

Douglass continued, explaining:

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour”

Today, however, Douglass would undoubtedly think differently. He would more likely be proud of how far America has come in ensuring equal protection under the law.


There are now many reasons to celebrate Independence Day.
Now, for example, under our Constitution, everyone enjoys the guarantee of individual freedom.

Douglass would probably also appeal to modern blacks to remember their predecessors who contributed to American independence. It is these people, who surely envisioned the America we now live in, who deserve tribute and are a reason to celebrate the 4th of July now with pride and dignity.

It is important to share — especially with our youth — the stories of black patriots such as Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem and Salem Poor.

Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave, was an early casualty of the American Revolution when he was killed by British troops in the Boston Massacre.

He became a martyr during the Revolutionary War and was later a symbol of liberty in fight against slavery. In spite of restrictions related to the burial of blacks at that time, Attucks was nonetheless buried at the Granary Burial Ground beside other honored dead such as Paul Revere.

Peter Salem and Salem Poor exhibited bravery at battles such as Bunker Hill. Salem shot and killed British Major John Pitcairn as Pitcairn rallied his troops. His fellow soldiers later presented Salem to General George Washington as a hero.
Poor, who earlier bought his freedom, joined a Massachusetts militia company in part to promote black liberty. For killing a high-ranking British officer, Lt. Col. James Abercrombie, Poor’s heroism was noted in a petition signed by fourteen of his officers:

We declare that a negro man, called Salem Poor… in the late Battle at Charlestown, behaved like an experienced officer, as well as an excellent soldier.

To set forth particulars of his conduct would be tedious, we would only beg leave to say in the person of this said negro centers a brave and gallant soldier.
It’s obvious that Black men of that era believed the Revolutionary War was a fight for everyone’s liberty. Their loyalty was to the American principle of individual freedom.

Over 5,000 black men fought for the Continental Army. Many black women served as nurses, laundresses and cooks. They all played a vital role in winning the independence we are all now privileged to enjoy.

Responding to Douglass today about the meaning of and reason to celebrate Independence Day, we ought to proudly stand tall and respond:

We have everything to celebrate — for we played a big part in the independence in this great nation!

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Every Day is Independence Day to the born again believer!

Dear Friends:

The Greatest “Independence Day” of my life was the day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior! It gave me a freedom that no government tyranny can ever take from me!

Freedom from the bondage of my sinful nature and assurance of eternal salvation is the best liberty of all!

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”- Galatians 5:1

Every day is indeed Independence Day to the born again believer!

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