Where Wisdom Begins

The highs and the lows in scripture. It seems as if every significant event in the Old Testament and the New Testament are marked by either a high spot or a low spot. The darkness of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, countered with the glory of a mountain called Zion. Most of Jesus ministry happened in the valley. Except for the trips to Gethsemane – which is on a hill – and a mountain referred to as ‘Transfiguration’.  When Abraham let Lot choose the land he wanted to occupy, Lot choose the verdant valley which left our ‘Faith’ Father Abraham up in the hills looking down when the end of Sodom and Gomorrah came.

Abraham was told by God to “Go” and offer your son Isaac on an altar beside the mountain called Moriah. After he had obeyed and the sacrifice provided by God revealed itself, Abraham looked up, saw the ram with its horns stuck in the thorns, and saw Mt. Moriah in the background.

Scripture teaches that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: “To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. O you simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart.” Proverbs 8.

When the Romans would chose a spot to perform public executions, they would chose a high place beside the way, where the paths meet just outside a city. A very public place. How curious then, that Golgotha has Mt. Moriah as its background, the Temple Mount of Jerusalem.

Is it coincidence that the ‘fear of the Lord’ and ‘wisdom’ both begin at the cross? You cannot approach the Cross with swag like an overpaid NFL player. The horrific sight alone is enough to make you low. God gives wisdom to anyone with enough guts to ask. But, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.” When you ask God for wisdom, do it from your knees.

Proverbs, thirty one chapters, one for each day of the month. There is a blessing attached just for reading the Proverbs. “Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

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The Carrot Or The Stick

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” Psalm 111:10

The Stick: The fear of the Lord. To the world He is the judge sitting at the biggest most imposing bench in the universe, and the mallet He uses is powerful enough to sweep stars out of their paths. That fear is deserved. As it is written, “Fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” That is why the Liberals hate Him. They don’t want to hear about that what they are doing is wrong and will send to a place where the fire is not quenched and the worm does not die. But. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Those who are His children are given wisdom to understand what “the fear of the Lord” truly is. That is where the carrot dangling from the stick comes in.

The Carrot: A paraphrase of, “All those who do His commandments,” would be, ‘all who listen to the instruction of wisdom’. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” God added the book of Proverbs to the Bible for a reason. That reason is outlined in Chapter One.

“To know wisdom and instruction,

To perceive the words of understanding,

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity;

To give prudence to the simple,

To the young man knowledge and discretion — wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,

To understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles.”

Five reasons are given. By an odd coincidence, the number ‘5’ is the number of ‘grace’.

When Christians are shiny and new, it’s all about being forgiven and not carrying a load on the back. But give them a few years and it’s all about, “That guy cut me off,” “You’re not going to walk over me,” “I have rights.” Don’t look at me with that tone of voice, you know it’s true. And I’ve seen the hand signals you use on the freeway.

When the Disciples sat down in the upper room, the first thing Jesus did was wash their feet. Why? Because they had been walking in the dust of the world. If you need to wash your with feet with the ‘water of the word’, (duh!) Proverbs is a very good place to start. There are thirty one chapter, one for every day of the month.

The Choice: “To give prudence to the simple,” means ‘learn how to make good choices’. Open the Bible. Read.

Klaatu Barada Nikto

In 1951 the world watched in amazement as a flying saucer landed in Washingotn D.C. The black and white film footage of that landing was assembled into a CNN documentary called The Day the Earth Stood Still. Aboard the saucer was an Emissary from the heavens, from an advanced culture that spanned a thousand solar systems with its wisdom. The Emissary had come to tell us that Mankind was destined for the stars, that our true home was there and waiting for us. He said that after two and a half World Wars, peace was to be the responsibility of every man and that the goal of peace was easily achieved if we did nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of ego, would each esteem others better than ourselves. Before he left, the Emissary gave Earth a warning, “Grow up, help each other become better in every way. We will be watching.”

Last week, the saucer returned and the same Emissary stood in Washington D.C. and wept to see the level of barbarism that men of Earth had fallen to. In the place where democracy had once been the proud jewel of a civilization, the political structure had been destroyed by Reids, Clintons and Obamas until it was a thriving cesspool where the biggest pieces of effluence wield the most power and liars are rewarded for being creative. What the culture of the stars calls abomination was celebrated openly in the streets and perversion worshiped at altars of celebrity. Peace and brotherhood from sea to shining sea had devolved into a war of tribe against tribe and gang against gang. In Chicago, Monday mornings are set aside to collect the dead into wagons and stack the bodies at the city morgue like cord-wood. Neo-Racism, a strain as dreadful as any Adolf Hitler infected the world with, marched through streets and highways under the guise of Black Lies Matter. The embers of racial tension are stoked daily by Reverends with Sharp Tongues and Classless Colons wearing blood red jerseys. The hope that had come from the stars had withered on the vine.

In 1951, after the phrase ‘Klaatu Barada Nikto’ was spoken to the simulacrum that was the saucer, the destruction of planet Earth was postponed for a time. But time was gone. What the Emissary saw was that every intent of the thoughts of Man’s heart was only evil continually. So he made the only decision that he could, the one decision he did not want to make. It had been written long before 1951 that this present heaven and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

Without pomp, without a single spoken word, the Earth was pushed out of its orbit and sent careening into the sun. The Men of Earth objected, cursed the Emissary and used hurtful names, but it was too late. Every man, every woman shook their fists at heaven even as the flames liked at their backsides.

Cooties

I remember first grade. At the time, most boys thought of girls as having cooties and were creatures to be avoided. I did not understand because I saw them as other kids who could be friends just like boys.

I remember second grade. Girls are smart, just as smart as boys. Some of them run faster and play ball better. Still no cooties on girls.

The point is this: I grew up with the opinion that girls are classmates and equals.

Two decades later that opinion had not changed. However, I had learned along the way that some girls/women are as two faced and back stabbing as some guys are. Proof: a Hollywood bimbo I admired as ‘beautiful’ taught me that beauty is not about what you see. That bimbo turned out to be as traitorous to American ideology as Benedict Arnold had been. Again, an odd sort of equality. Tasteless but equal.

Three decades later. America is poised to elect a new President, the epitome of democracy. One of the candidates has been referred to as “the most corrupt person to ever run for the office”. And she laughs at the accusation. One of the great disappointments for me is the women that I used to see as equals aren’t. They have cooties.

Ballots are already being signed and cast for the two candidates. The majority of American women (60+%) are voting for corruption, for a leader who leaves Americans to die so she won’t look bad, for a candidate steeped in greed and shrouded in complete moral failure, for a candidate who is willing to kill unborn babies in order to hold the reigns of power.

So, I have had an epiphany about Genesis 3:6 that no preacher in America dare speak from the pulpit but that every voter needs to hear. It is the verse that illustrates a great difference between woman and man. Eve looked at the fruit and was willing to kill herself and Adam just to get her own way.

Paraphrase: “So when the woman saw that the Oval Office was good for power, pleasant to the eyes, and desirable to fatten one’s purse, she took of its fruit and ate.”

I will survive the election and so will you. But I am so very disappointed in American women. Its the cooties.

Rain Coming

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Now the word of the Lord came to the Watchman on the wall, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city of liberalism, and cry out against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But the Church of America, the Watchman on the wall, arose to flee to Entertainment and Ease and the NFL. But the Lord sent out a great wind of political correctness, and there was a mighty tempest over the amber waves of grain, so that the ship was about to be broken up.

For three decades 70% of Americans have claimed to be Christian. Yet the cancer of liberalism has eaten away at decency until We-the-People stand looking at Black Lives Matter, a political movement so steeped in racism it is filthier than the Ku Klux Klan; staring at the backside of an entertainment industry that would have made Sodom and Gomorrah proud; and watching in silence as 3,000 babies are ripped from the womb every single day.

The same heathen gods that ruled in Noah’s day have a death grip on America and no one is defending Christian values or responsibility. Seventy percent of voters was a majority no matter how you do the math. But here we are, just a few days away from electing a new President and the abomination that causes desolation is already gloating and claiming victory.

Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” An entire generation has no idea that the rain is about to fall and the door to the ark is closing.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Rain is coming.

Dark Days

“Darkness that can be felt.”

A thick darkness. Sounds like the premise for a Stephen King book, but that is what Exodus 10 records as a plague of darkness that swallowed Egypt. Said to be a “thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. [The Egyptians] did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days.

Want to know what that feels like? Imagine you are walking through a dark, pitch black basement and your flashlight suddenly goes out. As you move toward what you believe is the exit, you step into a face full of spider webbing. You gasp, possibly even cry out, step back quickly but it is too late, you have wet yourself.

To make it worse, scripture goes on to say that, “But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.” That makes the darkness covering Egypt a spiritual darkness. Consider that the Egyptians had lamps but didn’t light them. The couldn’t.

Now look at the ten plagues of Egypt juxtaposed with America today.

Plague 1 — water turned into blood, fish died; vs oil spills, pollution disappearing fish species like salmon and tuna netted to extinction.

Plague 2 — frogs; vs E-coli, Listeria, Illegal Immigrants purposely fouling the food supply, the infections and diseases of Sodom and Gomorrah spreading in our schools and colleges.

Plagues 3 and 4 — biting insects and wild animals; vs the stinging bit of political correctness and the ravenous creatures of Government overreach.

Plagues 5 and 6 — livestock disease and boils; bird flu, SARS, mad cow, chicken farms annihilated to stop the spread of disease. All hidden by a politically controlled Media.

Plague 7 — fiery hail; vs climate change, weather changing violently, glaciers and rain forests now all but gone.

Plague 8 — locusts; vs Baltimore, Ferguson, Charlotte, LA, the wild beasts of rampant racism, rampaging tribes intent only on destruction under the rallying cry, “Burn the bitch down.”

Plague 9 — darkness; vs “principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, spiritual hosts of wickedness.” One Nation Under God has been overrun by the Fallen and Christians stood by and watched it happen. That is the thick darkness of every single city ruled by Democrats. I dare you to walk down any street in any of those cities and then try to tell me you don’t feel the darkness or the quiet brush of cobwebs on your face.

Our lives, everything that we hold dear, are held by a single thread pinched between the thumb and first finger of God Almighty. If tomorrow afternoon while you work, you hear the blast of the trumpet, what scripture calls the ‘shofar’, it will be like stepping into that spider web in the dark. And too late to stop.

Plague 10 — For Egypt, it was the destruction of their society and political structure. It was also the beginning of a celebration called The Passover.

Pray. Hope. Personally, I don’t believe America can be fixed. The very odd Rube Goldberg Machine that is prophetic history has been set in motion and it is too late to turn back. Your best hope for family and friends is to make sure the blood of the Lamb is on doorpost and lintel.

Proof: Nixon deleted 18 minutes of tape and was run out of town. Hillary deletes 30,000 subpoenaed emails and is patted on the back. If on his first day in office, Barak Obama had signed an Executive Action banning the Pledge of Allegiance he would have been impeached within the month. Eight years later, no one batted an eyelash.

One Nation Under God has fallen and there is only One Way out.

But

Car crash. Tragic.

Three blonde friends died all at the same time and found themselves standing at the pearly gates with St. Peter. He tells them that before they can enter heaven, they have to tell him what Easter is about.

The first blonde says, “Easter is a holiday where we give thanks, have a big feast and eat turkey.”

“Nooooo,” groans St. Peter. “You don’t get in.”

The second blonde says, “Easter is the holiday where we decorate a tree with pretty ornaments and give each other presents.”

“Nooooo,” groans St. Peter. “You don’t get in, either.”

The third blonde says, “Well, I know what Easter is all about. Easter is a Christian holiday which coincides with the Jewish Passover. After Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples, He was betrayed by Judas and turned over to the Romans. They crucified Him on a cross. After He died, they buried him in a tomb and put a huge boulder in front of it.”

“Very good!” says St. Peter clapping his hands.

But.

The blonde continues. “Now, every year, the Jews roll the stone away and Jesus comes out. If He sees his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter.”

In Matthew 16 Jesus asks an important question that every man will be required to answer. “But who do you say that I am?”

But the blonde – But who do you say that I am. Two buts separated by a common word.

Many believers wonder how America changed before our eyes, how it became what it is today. In the Matthew 16 account, Jesus made a bold statement. “The gates of hell shall not prevail.”

But.

The gates of hell have prevailed and America has become what it is because fable has been mixed with truth. We-the-People stood silent and watched One-Nation-Under God become diluted. America has not become anti-god, this nation has welcomed all manner of foreign gods to come in for several decades.

But.

America has become anti-Christ.

Ever notice that in scripture, every single demon Jesus encountered knew exactly who He was? There was no question. No doubt. No but.

The rulers of this present darkness bow before the Son of God and so will America.

Look More Than Once

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At first glance this is exactly what it seems to be, a blossom. If you look again, and study a little bit, you will see something else. That bloom will become the heart and soul of an apple.

Crisp, cool, delicious.

Now consider Proverbs 14:4. “Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.”

At first glance, another boring verse that has no meaning unless you deal with livestock. But like the bloom, time and study will reveal something else entirely. “Here is what I have found,” says the Preacher, adding one thing to the other to find out the reason.” That is a concept defined in Ecclesiastes 7:27. Keep in mind that Solomon pretty much knew everything, so . . .

If we do that to Proverbs 14:4, and find definitions for the words “oxen”, “trough”, “increase”, and the phrase “strength of an ox”, we will see something else and prove the inter-connectivity of all scripture.

“Oxen” is what the High Priest sacrifices for the sin of the peoples.

“Trough” also means “manger”, as in “Oh little town of Bethlehem”. It is also a reference to a “new tomb”, the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

“Increase” is a great word which, simply translated, is “prosperity” or “fruitfulness”.

“Strength of an ox” is a reference to the four living creatures before the throne of God in Revelation 4; specifically, the face of an ox or calf. This is the Son of God given for the remission of sin, the only sacrifice God will accept at the pearly gates.

Now, think about for a minute, put it all together in your mind, and you will see the fruit.

9-11

 

 

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I remember the day when America stood as one and wept. I remember the day when America stood as one and declared, “We will never forget.”

Fifteen years ago this coming Sunday, Muslim Terrorists hijacked two passenger aircraft and flew them into the World Trade Center Towers. Within hours of those impacts both towers collapsed into rubble taking three thousand souls down into dust. Left standing in the middle of the ruin was a single U.S. flag, torn and dirty, but still flying. Pictures of that flag ran in newspapers around the world. It was an attack on American soil and We-the-People vowed to “never forget”.

But we did forget, we did turn our backs and now, fifteen years later, America is battered and broken. The same Muslims who left that flag hanging in the dust filled air now bask in the warm glow of Political Correctness and scold American Citizens for their hurtful rhetoric.

The real tragedy is how fast it happened. The first look at apathy came just seven (7) years after “We will never forget”. At the annual ceremony to honor that surviving flag and remember those murdered on that day, the wife of our President, the First Lady of the United States, amazed by the crowd of patriots who turned out and by the amount of pomp awarded to a dusty rag was recorded saying, “All this for a damn flag?”  That is an insult and a slap in the face of every American citizen.

The insult was ignored. By that time both of the Obamas were well practiced at playing the “race card” and national media was more than happy to call it “trump” and declare them righteous. Only a brave few dared ask the woman about her words but were ignored. Now fifteen years later, American Wanna-Bees will object to using the word “Muslim” when describing the hate unleashed that day.

Fine. Let’s change it. But what shall we change it to? How about French Terrorists? Won’t work, they were Muslim.

German Terrorists? Nope, they were Muslim?

Laotian? Nope. Muslim.

Russian? Nope.

Mallard? March Hare? Angry Pet Rock?

Those Terrorists were Muslim. If the shoe fits, Mrs. Obama, wear it.

Donald Trump spoke of seeing a newscast with people cheering as the towers collapsed and was mocked and roasted by the media. All the liberal media had to do was check their own video files. I saw those newscasts of Muslims celebrating the destruction and the ones that followed, showing a Muslim Market in Syria selling tiny souvenir Trade Towers to send to friends in Europe, Turkey, Iraq, etc. commemorating their heroes who flew those planes into destruction. They still celebrate 9-11 even though we have forgotten. But they celebrate the death and the destruction.

Do you remember?

 

So Dark the Con of Man*

One of the definitions of paranoia is, “suspicion and mistrust of people or their actions without evidence or justification”. One thing that paranoia is good for is generating Conspiracy Theories. If you are given to hanging out where Farmers and Wheat Ranchers hang out, you will hear Conspiracy Theories. Conspiracy Theories get started when We-the-People want to know what is happening but are being fed the same gruel given to mushrooms and are kept in the dark. Theories usually begin with a question.

Questions like why was a deserter like Bowie Bergdahl brought home? Why is he still free? Why were five convicted terrorists – murderers – released? Why is the nuclear deal with Iran secret? If Social Security has no money for cost of living raises, where did Barak Obama get $1.3 billion in cash to pay off the Iranians? Why isn’t Lois Lerner in jail? Why hasn’t IRS Commissioner John Koskinen been impeached for crimes against We-the-People? Why hasn’t Barak Obama been impeached for attacking the US Constitution? What hasn’t Eric Holder been impeached for breaking gun laws? Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton been indicted for espionage and lying to We-the-People? Why isn’t Loretta Lynch under investigation for manipulating justice? Why does James Comey lie to We-the-People and walk away untouched? And the doozie: why are those in Obama’s Administration immune to the same laws that govern We-the-People?

Conspiracy theories are works of fiction, they are fables created out of frustration to explain mysteries like those above. The unrest sweeping America this election season proves that those theories are being whispered from sea to shining sea. Most conspiracy theories are ridiculous and obviously so after very few words, ie: Elvis shot Kennedy. But, conspiracy theories are indicative of what is on the heart and mind of We-the-People and proof of how much Americans distrust the Oval Office and the Political Establishment. Following are two of my favorites.

The Electoral Algorithm |

In my Grandfather’s day this would not have been possible. Collecting all votes from the Electoral College took hours using telegraph and telephone. That has all changed in the last two decades, and the process can be accomplished within minutes after votes are made via the use of a computer network. The aforementioned computer (somewhere) keeps track of how many votes are allocated to which states and accounted for in the final tally. A good conspiracy theory nowadays relies on internet intervention and an “unknown” henchman.

The story begins with an unknown NSA Analyst who became suspicious of the sudden increase in requests for data from the IRS, CIA, and Homeland Security. He wanted to know why, so he began digging deeper into the requests and found that they originated at the Oval Office. During the Analyst’s clandestine searching he uncovered another, more disturbing fact that linked the Oval Office to the Federal Elections Commission.

What Edward Snowden uncovered was that the Oval Office is in possession of an algorithm that literally skews every vote cast within the Federal Elections Commission digital system toward Bamacrats. The theory explains how a little known Democrat came out of nowhere to capture a senate seat in Illinois and then managed to step onto the national stage and into the Oval Office. The FEC, and thereby the Electoral College, has been rigged to produce desired outcomes. Proof offered is the aggressive attacks by Bamacrats against all States attempting to establish Voter ID Laws. Showing an ID would undermine the effectiveness of the digital virus.

Edward Snowden suddenly fled the country, accused of exposing U.S. operatives working against terrorist groups. A lie of course. The analyst was escaping an Administration that has no qualms about using drones to attack Americans and would happily have said Analyst killed to protect its little digital secret.

Now we come to 2016 and the breaking news that portions of the Federal Elections Commission have been hacked for voter information less than two months before the most important election this nation has ever held. No proof has been given to media outlets, yet Jeh Johnson, Director of Homeland Security – an Obama Puppet – has been handed the reins to secure November’s election. Bottom line? There was no hack and the fix is in, Hillary Clinton will have her coronation in February and the Obama Legacy will be safe. Thanks to the efforts of Wads like Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, the Republican Party is doomed. Even though it is holding a majority in Congress, it has been severely hampered by impotence. (Personal note from a voter: Can anyone get some duct-tape on Cruz’s mouth? Please? Soon?)

That conspiracy theory dovetails nicely into the next which involves the same obscure Senator from Illinois.

 

The Cartel President |

First. In 2008 a story broke in Illinois that the majority of signatures required to put then Senator Obama on the Presidential ballot were found to be forgeries and the product of a conspiracy to defraud America. All major news outlets except one ignored the story. What the one outlet found was that within twenty four hours the person who wrote the original story could not be found and hasn’t been seen since. Further, all documentation relating to the signatures, the petitions, and the election are now missing.

Second. A U.S. Attorney General was exposed for being in collusion with Mexican Drug Cartels in a still unexplained operation called Fast and Furious, but remained untouched because of Oval Office manipulation. At the same time ICE agents were ordered to release all illegal immigrants and stop deporting them. To date, thousands and thousands of murderers and rapists have been let loose in your neighborhoods.

Third. The Executive Branch has been exposed for operating a huge parallel immigration system outside the bounds of Congress. It uses Work Permits and Amnesty Cards to vet illegals and give them a free ride into the country. It is a ghost system run out of the back pocket of Homeland Security. In 2009, when Obama bailed out the housing-loan industry to the tune of trillions of tax payer dollars, there was money laundering scheme buried in the mountain of paper work. Thousands of false contracts were awarded and given validity by the IRS. With the stroke of a pen billions of drug dollars were washed clean inside the Administration’s books and hidden from We-the-People.

Fourth. Billboards began appearing near border towns between the U.S. and Mexico with a simple message, “Plata O Plomo”. It means silver or lead. A phrase Cartels use to remind people that a deal has been made and they will pay one way or the other. At the same time intruders began testing the security of the Secret Service. One even made it into the White House with a knife.

Now, put the four together. A bungled gun running scheme set up by the Justice Department (Fast and Furious) was actually a down payment to prove the Administration’s ability to keep a deal. The Drug Cartels provided the millions needed to buy the Oval Office and the newly elected President built a highway into America for illegals to enter with amnesty being provided on their arrival. When the immigration reform promised at the Summit of the Americas two years before was slow in coming, the reminder of silver or lead was made public. The Summit of the Americas was a ruse and prostitution scams with Secret Service Agents a misdirection to allow the President to meet with Cartel leaders away from the prying eyes of the media. The Obama Administration has been systematically using sleight of hand since day one in the Oval Office to give Green Cards and Work Visas under the table to Illegals.

There is one question that no one in the media has thought to ask. The answer to this question might explain a great deal. Why did Eric Holder slink away?

 

*Excerpt from unpublished non-fiction Two Cents: A Dirt-Clod and the State of the Union