Trust me – I’ve been on both sides. I was an unbeliever and now I’m a believer. Life was much harder when I was an unbeliever.
I know what you’re going to say – hard NOT to be a Christian? Who’s ISIS mass-murdering? CHRISTIANS! So being a Christian is probably harder than not being a Christian, right?
Yes, ISIS is targeting Christians – but they’re also targeting all other ‘infidels’. Unless you’re a Muslim, they’ll try to kill you sooner or later.
But most unbelievers think that if they convert they’ll have to give up a lot – fun, sex, prosperity. In sum, they’ll have to start behaving and that’s a problem.
I’m going to give you TWO reasons why NOT being a Christian is a problem.
The first reason is SLAVERY
Unbelievers are slaves – slaves to whatever it is they worship. Some worship money, some worship sex, some worship themselves. In my case, it was money. I’m an options trader and an Investor – I’ve been in Finance for 17 years. And while I’m very successful at what I do, the truth is I’m not taking one cent with me when I die.
The perspective of an unbeliever is short term – they want as much money (or sex, or pleasure, or fun, or drugs, or alcohol, or work!) as they can in THIS life. Because it’s THIS life the only one that the unbeliever has.
But when you convert and look at your life from God’s perspective, everything changes. Not that you don’t have fun, or sex or alcohol or money. No. You still have all of that – but you FREE YOURSELF from all of these things because your perspective changes.
You will be blessed, like I am, with a family and money and friends – but quite frankly, other than your family and friends, the rest of whatever it is you’re a slave to, you will not take to heaven with you. Only people will go to heaven. Not your work, or your career or your money. Just people.
So the best you can do in THIS life is to prepare for your NEXT life. You have to change your perspective so that you free yourself from the earthly idols that you have and live a joyful life now while you wait for God to take you home. Non-believers are slaves to whatever they put at the top of their priorities. And when they don't get enough of what they want, they suffer. They want more and more and more of the object of their desires - it's never enough and so they're never truly joyful. They may be happy for a while, but they don't have JOY in their lives.
We, believers, put God at the top of our priorities and everything falls into place. Joy is guaranteed.
Slavery to your vices is the first reason why NOT being a Christian is more difficult than being a Christian.
The second reason is PROBLEMS.
You see, whether or not you’re a Christian, YOU WILL DEFINITELY FACE PROBLEMS IN THIS LIFE. All of us do. When unbelievers face big problems, they typically turn to desperation, depression, alcoholism, drugs, etc. Whether those problems are health issues or money issues or relationship issues, the unbeliever finds himself solving the problem ALONE. And if the problem is too big, he might sink into desperation – some of them even commit suicide.
Being a Christian is no guarantee that you won’t have problems – we are, after all, the top targets for ISIS. But we face issues differently. We know God is in control. Problems, we know, are there to make us stronger. They’re there to teach us something. They’re there for a reason. They're no fun, of course. But we understand there is a PURPOSE for them. And if our enemy is ISIS, we know that ultimately God will deliver us – because we have the long term perspective. We’re saved and we’ll meet the Lord face to face one day. We have the PROMISE of SALVATION.
We deal with our problems differently – sure, we may fall into depression as well, and we may feel sorry for ourselves from time to time. But ultimately, we get out of depression much faster than a non-believer because we TRUST GOD.
It’s hard NOT to be a Christian because unbelievers are slaves to their idols and because when facing problems, they’re more likely to fall into some sort of addiction.
It’d be so much better for unbelievers to understand what they’re missing out on is, really, the GOODNESS OF GOD.
The long term PERSPECTIVE that frees us from slavery and GOD’S PROMISE OF DELIVERANCE makes being a Christian so much easier...
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Author: Daniela R.
The mainstream media on the day of the shooting was quick in defining Esteban Santiago, the Fort Lauderdale shooter, as a mental case. To the best of our knowledge, he has never been diagonsed with anything 'mental'.
We all know the media just wants to advance the democrats’ gun control agenda. But the picture above is quite telling: the ISIS finger salute, the Middle Eastern scarf. It all points to terrorism. Even CBS reported that Santiago was ‘being forced to fight for ISIS'’.
We know authorities are not ruling out terror at this point. Whether or not this is an act of terrorism or an act of someone with ‘mental health’ issues, the fact of the matter is this is EVIL.
Let’s assume for a moment this man has ‘mental health’ issues – and therefore, he’s nothing but a victim, according to the general leftist world view. Santiago must be mentally ill and therefore he shouldn’t own a gun. It’s the gun’s fault, you see.
But this man also has TWO women – one in Alaska and one in Puerto Rico – and two kids – one with each. He’s been accused of beating up his girlfriend (presumably the woman in Alaska) and has been aggressive with his relatives on a regular basis. Presumably, he abandoned his wife in Puerto Rico too.
I don’t call that being a victim. I call that EVIL
You see, there’s right and wrong in this world. Since Santiago has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, the conclusions are obvious:
He PLANNED. He USED HIS HEAD to execute the attack, whatever his motives.
His problem isn’t intellectual – he’s not ‘mental’. He doesn’t have a ‘mental problem’. He’s not ‘mentally ill’.
His problem is with his HEART. His problem is SIN.
Evildoers always have a problem with their hearts.
Intellectually, Santiago knows what he’s doing. He’s not dumb. He’s EVIL. He’s SINFUL. What he did is a SIN.
We need to call it for what it is. We can’t continue making excuses for sin.
These days killing a baby in his mother’s womb is a choice. It’s a choice alright – a choice to KILL. That’s a SIN.
These days having multiple sexual partners is called fun. It may be fun alright, but it’s also a SIN.
These days homosexuality is a ‘life-style’. It may be a life-style alright, but it’s also a SIN.
If you have a problem with the word SIN you don’t need to tell me – take it up with God.
When you take God out of your life, you will find IDOLS somewhere else. You will idolize people who do what you do, thus LEGITIMIZING YOUR SIN.
Whether Esteban Santiago is a terrorist or just a murderer makes no difference.
Whether he worships Allah or Charles Manson makes no difference, because the problem with Santiago is HIS HEART.
When your HEART is right with God, you don’t kill anybody. You don’t WANT to kill, you don’t WANT to be gay, you don’t WANT to have multiple sex partners – YOU DON’T WANT TO SIN.
I’m not saying you don’t sin. I’m saying you DON’T WANT to sin. When you don't want to do something, chances are you are NOT going to do it.
Santiago’s brother said Esteban, the shooter, is ‘spiritual’. Spiritual? Really? How exactly?
The Spirit of God is definitely not within Esteban Santiago. The guy beats up women and has two families, but abandoned the one in Puerto Rico – and yet his own brother doesn’t see anything wrong with that?! And the next step was what, mass shooting?!
How is any of this 'spiritual'?!
Well, it's not. It's all SIN.
How do you combat sin?
With the Bible!
The only way to have more peace in this world, more meaningful relationships, less crime and less sin is if we are taught the word of God.
I think it’s time to bring the Bibles back into our schools. But since that may not happen any time soon, we as parents have the obligation to raise responsible adults – people who won’t kill, or steal, or cheat. It’s OUR JOB to raise our children to be able to tell right from wrong. If we don’t teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he’s old he will not depart from it.
Author: Daniela R.
Facebook Live Attack: Will Democrats Use Their Same KKK Tactics From The Civil War? KILL REPUBLICANS?
Once upon a time black people in America were 100% republican. It was right after the Civil War, when Democrats lost the South. Democrats had formed the Confederacy in an effort to keep control of the South and TO KEEP SLAVERY. Republicans, led by President Abraham Lincoln, fought to free the slaves in the South and understandably, blacks absolutely loved Republicans after that. So much so that they started voting for them en masse. Democrats, as a result, lost control of the South fairly quickly.
As you probably know, democrats weren’t too happy about losing so much power so they founded the Ku Klux Klan. Their mission? To KILL REPUBLICANS.
Since black people were 100% republican the most effective way to kill republicans was by killing black people.
Over time, black people were so scared for their lives that they started to vote democrat, thus enabling Democrats to regain the South. After which, democrats in the south enacted Segregation laws to keep the black population poor, therefore reversing the economic growth among the African American middle class that Republicans had started.
Nice people, the democrats, right?
The Facebook Live Attack is an attack perpetrated by DEMOCRATS ON REPUBLICANS
Just like in the past, some democrats are just sad that their candidate lost, and some democrats attack republicans...
The Facebook Live attackers didn’t attack the poor special needs teen just because he was special needs (though, as cowardly as all democrats are, being special needs made the kid an easier target for these animals).
The democrat attackers shouted ‘F**ck Donald Trump’ and ‘F**ck white people’. They didn’t shout ‘F**ck special needs people’. In other words, the real target was REPUBLICANS….just like with the KKK. But, unlike the KKK, the presumption now is that white people are Republicans, so the surest way to kill Republicans today is to kill white people.
In some instances the mainstream media has even denied that the attack was evil – CNN’s Don Lemon said exactly that. And president Obama, while admitting the attack was ‘despicable’, he managed to turn this around by suggesting the attackers are somehow the victims – he said during an interview with Chicago CBS affiliate:
‘In part because we see visuals of racial tensions, violence and so forth because of smartphones and the internet [..] what we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time’.
That’s right, my friend. The attackers, Obama thinks, are not evil – they’re just responding to racial problems that have been there ‘a long time’. They’re the true ‘victims’.
Obviously Obama is ignoring that 1) the attackers are CRIMINALS and 2) the victim symbolizes REPUBLICANS.
My question to you is this: do you think Democrats, now that they are so desperate for losing as much power as they lost right after the Civil War, will appeal to their old terrorist KKK ways and TARGET REPUBLICANS ONCE AGAIN?
We know that democrats are the experts of character assassination. But it’s one thing to politically attack opponents, and a very different thing to physically attack regular people. They've done this before, though.
Democrats are violent – we know that. You don’t get to kill a baby in his mother’s womb and expect to be viewed as peaceful. There’s nobody more vulnerable than a baby, and democrats have no issue killing him.
What should we do if violence escalates?
First of all, stay calm. God is in control. There’s an interesting story in the Bible, in 2 Kings 6. Israel was experiencing hostilities (as usual!) from the King of Syria. Syria was plotting against Israel but whatever plans the Syrian King had would always fail, as the King of Israel was always prepared. As it turns out, the King of Israel had a prophet, Elisha, who would keep him informed about Syria’s plans. Elisha wasn’t a spy – he was nowhere near the King of Syria. But he was a prophet who God entrusted with His message and the Syrian King's plans.
Ultimately the King of Syria found out it was Elisha who was alerting Israel of his plans, so he sent troops to get him.
Obviously, Elisha knew about this and, as I’m asking you to do in our situation, he stayed calm. He sent his assistant to see if the Syrian troops were around, and the poor assistant was terrified at the massive Syrian army he saw. Again, Elisha was completely calm and sent his assistant back outside to see what else was going on, but this time he prayed God to open his assistant’s eyes. When the assistant came back he said he had not only seen the Syrian troops but also God’s angels – a much bigger army than Syria’s.
So stay calm and PRAY, my dear friend. Donald Trump didn’t win the election on his own – yes, he had his supporters but only because God opened OUR eyes first. We saw the evil in the Democrat party’s agenda – from abortion, to transgender bathrooms, to enabling ISIS. It doesn’t get much more evil than that. God opened our eyes and now it’s our time to pray that others, particularly the African American community, open theirs. The Democrat Party is not the black community’s (or anyone's, really) friend.
They seek to destroy our lives, our prosperity, our freedoms…
And finally, be prepared, just like the King of Israel was. Things will most likely get uglier after Trump takes office. Democrats don’t like rejection and they’re making it very clear they won’t let Trump succeed. They'll stop at NOTHING - history tells us so.
If we’ve learnt anything from the KKK experience is we should NOT submit to the democrats' bullying – we should NOT fear them. African Americans started voting democrat OUT OF FEAR. Don’t let that happen to you – learn from our past mistakes.
Remember, our army is much bigger than theirs
The LORD is my light and my light and my salvation; who shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
Author: Daniela R.
The terror attacks in Istanbul on January 1st, which ISIS claimed responsibility for, isn’t just a symptom that terrorism is a problem. Yes, terrorism is A problem, but it’s not THE problem. The problem is Islam.
I’m not a big fan of political correctness – we’re supposed to TOLERATE all religions, all ways of life, all thoughts. And that’s true – we are supposed to TOLERATE all of this, but it doesn’t mean that ALL religions are the TRUTH. It doesn’t mean that all ways of life are good for you and it doesn’t mean all thoughts are true.
For example, I could say that my dog is God. I could go out and start a new religion to worship my dog. But does it make it true? Surely you’ll think I’m crazy, but while you’ll tolerate me and my new religion, probably some of you might want to preach the Gospel to me so I give up on such a ridiculous idea that my dog is God.
Islam, my dear friend, is a FALSE religion – just like worshiping my dog would be. It’s a false religion that prioritizes WARFARE against us, the ‘infidels’. It’s a false religion whose main objective is to EXPAND into a GLOBAL CALIPHATE – much like the UN wants to expand its power to establish a NEW GLOBAL ORDER. Both the UN and Islam agree on a new global order – but they disagree on WHO will rule the world. Globalists want a communist dictator. Islam wants its ‘Madhi’, to impose sharia law.
The problem is Islam because of its IDEOLOGY. Islam is out of synch with FREEDOM. Islam is out of synch with PROGRESS. Islam is out of synch with PROSPERITY. Islam is out of synch with GOD!
The only religion that's in synch with FREEDOM is CHRISTIANITY - FREE WILL
Christianity is the ONLY religion where you can be truly FREE.
Islam is the result of the thought process of Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. Muslims recognize Ishmael as their father. Do you know who Ishmael was? He was the son of Abraham – not the son God had promised Abraham and Sarah. No. He was the son Abraham had with his servant, Hagar. Abraham was too anxious and made the mistake to have a son with his own maid. God had made that promise years before Ishmael was born. Since nothing was happening, Abraham and Sarah thought they had to do something as they were already too old. Abraham wasn’t patient. And we all know what happens to us when we’re not patient – we usually make mistakes. So Abraham made a mistake.
Some 14 years later Abraham and Sarah did have their promised son – Isaac. But things didn’t go too well in the Abraham home. Ishmael, a teenager by now, used to make fun of baby Isaac and at some point Sarah kicked both Ishmael and Hagar out of the house.
According to Genesis 16:12 an angel told Hagar that Ishmael ‘shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him’.
Ishmael was predestined to bring trouble into this world…
The problem is Islam. It all started 4000 years ago with troublemaker Ishmael, and followed with Muhammad in 610 AC, the founder of a false religion that promotes Jihad.
We need to witness. We need to evangelize. If you worship Allah, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. If you worship my dog, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. If you worship money, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. It’s ALL called IDOLATRY.
But all your sins are forgiven if you REPENT and accept JESUS as YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
Moses, Abraham, David, the apostles – they were all HUMAN and they’d all SINNED. Moses, Abraham, Saul, David and the Jews from before Jesus didn’t have the advantage that we have today of knowing Jesus Christ. But we have this wonderful book, the Bible, which tells us all we need to be saved is BELIEVE on Jesus Christ.
We’re saved by GRACE through FAITH. Once you’re saved, you’ll see the light. You’ll know the TRUTH. And you won’t want to sin anymore. No more jihadists, no more murderers, no more thieves, no more rapists…if we all believe…
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Author: Daniela R.
The latest Obama Administration embarrassment – the UN condemnation of our ally Israel – has revitalized old ideas for America to leave the United Nations. This wouldn’t be the first time, though.
Back in 2015 Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) together with other members of Congress introduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act – an attempt to repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945. This move would have pulled the U.S. out of the UN.
But should the US leave the UN?
You see, this is a decision about what company we keep. Should America associate with an organization that places Saudi Arabia as the head of its Human Rights council? What does this say about the UN? Can you trust oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia to watch over YOUR human rights? Isn’t the UN siding with the oppressors in doing so? Isn’t the UN an oppressor? What does our association with the UN say about America?
The UN is far from being a democratic, righteous organization, and we need to pick our friends wisely.
The UN is not our friend
The UN isn’t even doing its main job – to prevent wars. How many wars has the UN prevented?
It’s interesting because what we face now is a critical decision – the kind that Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, had to make. This is an interesting story and you should pay close attention – it contains helpful instructions to all of us as to how to make wise decisions and who to associate ourselves with.
2 Chronicles tells us how Jehoshaphat, a good king, chose to associate himself with King Ahab, a wicked ruler in the North. Israel was divided into two at the time. We could say America is in Jehoshaphat’s position and the UN would be Ahab.
Jehoshaphat was being threatened – his kingdom was in jeopardy. So he decided to join forces with a strong ally, Ahab. Together, he thought, they would be able to protect their land from Syria, which was trying to conquer both kingdoms.
But Ahab was an ungodly man, married to an evil woman – Jezebel. His evil daughter Athaliah married Jehoshaphat’s son, and slaughtered almost all of the Davidic line. His evil son Ahaziah was a business partner of Jehoshaphat’s – but Ahaziah betrayed him.
King Ahab and Queen Jezebel were idolaters who persecuted and killed Jews. Why in the world would a godly man like Jehoshaphat want to partner up with a murderer like Ahab?
Because Jehoshaphat wanted to unite Israel and because he feared for his nation’s survival. He meant well, but he made a huge mistake.
The fundamental question here is: should America partner up with evil, oppressive organizations and countries? Or should we trust God to deliver us and partner up only with good, trustworthy, godly nations?
The story of Jehoshaphat gives you the answer. Keep reading.
King Ahab had an agenda – he knew that Jehoshaphat was more powerful than him. This partnership would help Ahab defeat Syria and recapture Ramoth-Gilead, one of the cities of refuge ordained by God, which was now in the hands of Syria. Ahab was not very interested in God – he was a pagan – but he was interested in expansion. He knew he couldn’t expand without Jehoshaphat. So one day, he proposed Jehoshaphat to attack the city together.
Jehoshaphat wasn’t sure, so he asked to consult with prophets. Four hundred of them, all Ahab yes-men, agreed it was a good plan. But there was one prophet, Micaiah, who disagreed. Micaiah predicted that Ahab would lose if he decided to attack.
2 Chronicles 18:22 says ‘Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of these your prophets. The LORD has declared disaster concerning you’. In other words, the 400 prophets were lying, but Micaiah wasn't…and he knew disaster was coming.
And oh boy, what a disaster it was!
Ahab tricked Jehoshaphat to show up to battle in his royal robes, while he disguised himself as a regular warrior. Ahab wanted Jehoshaphat to die in this battle.
The king of Syria had ordered his men to kill the King of Israel, and when they saw Jehoshaphat they went after him. However, God drew them away and in an accidental blow (did I say ‘accidental’?), they hit Ahab, who died later that day.
This story tells you how dangerous it is to associate yourself with the wrong people. There are many ways to apply this story – from your personal relationships, to your job.
But it’s also applicable in the US - UN questionable partnership.
The UN is not in the business of keeping peace – it’s in the business of expanding and ruling the world. Just like Ahab wanted to expand, so does the UN. In the process, you and I lose liberties. They’re up to no good.
I think it’s time for America to separate the wheat from the chaff. To the extent that we eliminate poisonous relationships, God will bring us new and better ones. We don’t need the UN. We need God.
2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.
Author: Daniela R.
Can you imagine walking into the UN and giving a speech to all the ambassadors and saying ‘the problem in this world is SIN’? What do you think would happen?
They’d probably laugh at you. But you know what? It’s the TRUTH. The problem with this world is truly sin. Every single problem we face as individuals or as a nation can be traced back to some sin.
Think about it:
And the list goes on and on and on. All of these things have one thing in common: they’re all SINS. And they’re all DESTROYING people.
Greed, pride, idolatry (self or otherwise), among others, are the ROOT CAUSE of everything bad that happens in the world. Everything.
The problem that you would have at the UN and the reason they’d laugh at you is because we have a generation today that doesn’t like the word sin. They’ve replaced it with ‘mistake’. In fact, there’s only one sin they’re willing to call sin and that’s you calling sin, sin. But everything else is just a ‘mistake’.
Psychologists say that we as people are the sum of our genes plus the environment. Therefore, if our genes are defective or our environment negatively impacted us, when we sin we’re not really sinning, we’re just making a mistake. We’re just sick. Even rapists who most likely were abused as children are justified - they're just victims they say, not sinful or evil.
Think about illegal immigration: why would liberals want more people than the economy can absorb and thus condemn our citizens AND the newcomers to poverty?
Why would liberals WANT MORE POVERTY?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE POWER!
Think about legal immigration: why would the Silicon Valley so desperately want H1B visas for cheap Asian engineers? Are they better than our own? Of course not. Asians are just cheaper than Americans.
Why would Silicon Valley companies WANT CHEAP LABOR?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE PROFITS AT YOUR EXPENSE!
Think about the narcissistic husband who cheats on his wife every time he gets a chance.
Why would he WANT TO CHEAT?
The answer, of course, is simple:
BECAUSE OF SELF-IDOLATRY!
Every single wrong doing is rooted in SIN. Every single one of them. And liberals promote all of these things – from teen pregnancy, to abortion, to greed.
Sin is a problem of the heart.
A thief isn’t a thief because he steals. He steals BECAUSE he is a thief.
A cheating husband isn’t a cheater because he cheats. He cheats BECAUSE he’s a cheater.
A rapist isn't a rapist because he rapes. He rapes BECAUSE he's a rapist.
A murderer isn’t a murderer because he kills. He kills BECAUSE he’s a murderer.
We are not who we are because of what we do. We do what we do because of who we are.
And we are what our heart tells us we are.
In order to solve the problem of sin, we need to look into our hearts and solve it there. A sinful heart needs a profound transformation – understanding right from wrong. But right or wrong according to what?
Right or wrong according to the Bible. No matter how hard the left wants to deny it.
We are all born sinners. In fact, a baby is the most self-centered, selfish, whining individual on earth. If he could, he’d beat you up over your shiny keychain. Good parenting will teach that child as he grows up that he needs to control himself and share his toys. And as we grow up we become somewhat civilized.
But some people reach adulthood without a full understanding of right and wrong. In a way, they’re not fully developed. Their hearts still crave for selfish fun, or more money or more power.
What can they do to continue their growth?
They need to turn to the Bible. There’s spiritual growth there that will give them the structure, the guidance and all the tools they need to live a joyful and prosperous life, staying away from SIN. The Bible teaches your heart everything it needs to know to thrive in this life as well as how to be saved from sin: by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick. Who can understand it? ‘I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds’
Author: Daniela R.
As much as the left tries to hide it, Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. As they say, it’s the reason for the season. Unfortunately, they don’t know Jesus and therefore, they don’t fully understand the meaning of Christmas.
If you’re an atheist, or a liberal, or even if you don’t know if you’re saved, though you want to be, this story is for you. You see, there’s one story in particular that you must know about, which foreshadows the blood covenant that Christmas represents – the same blood covenant that followers of every other religion, including atheists and the left, don’t seem to understand.
This blood covenant is really the WHOLE POINT of the Bible. It’s what the entire Bible is about. In fact, Testament and Covenant are really the same word. You have the Old Testament (or Old Covenant) and the New Testament (New Covenant), sealed with blood...
The story I’m talking about is in the OT and it’s the story of David and Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was King Saul’s grandchild and Jonathan’s son.
Pay close attention to this story because Mephibosheth could be you…
Keep on reading to find out...
When King Saul was ruling Judea, David made a covenant with Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan, the Prince, loved David because it was David who had saved Judea and Saul. He was the warrior who fought and succeeded in every single battle for King Saul. Jonathan knew that without David he would have nothing, and he respected David so much as the anointed one, that he gave David his robe and his clothing symbolizing Jonathan’s power and possessions were now transferred to David.
This was a big deal – it was the recognition that, while Jonathan was the Prince, David was the rightful heir to the throne. Jonathan and David sealed this deal with blood – like in those old western movies - by cutting an incision on their wrists and joining them together in blood.
As the story goes, King Saul grew jealous of David’s popularity in the kingdom, so he decreed that David was to be killed. Jonathan alerted David, as he felt much closer to David than to his own father, so David had no choice but to flee for his life.
Soon after, King Saul and Jonathan were both killed in battle. As a result, David finally returned home as the anointed King. By then, every single one of King Saul’s aides had been chasing David to kill him, but now David would become their king. You can imagine the panic among these servants – ‘what is David going to do? Have us all killed?’
Among Saul’s aides was a nurse who was taking care of baby Mephibosheth - she was certain that David would come back to kill the little boy. Running with the baby she tripped and fell on him, crippling him for the rest of his life.
As he grew up, young Mephibosheth would ask his nurse why he was crippled – she would obviously explain ‘because we’re running from David. He wants to kill you and when you were a baby, I fell on you trying to save you’.
You have to understand that this young man grew up FEARING and HATING David. Mephibosheth is a PRINCE who’s barely getting by, poor as he can be in an unknown land, unable to walk – all because of David. That’s what he grew up to BELIEVE.
But David had a covenant with Mephibosheth’s father, Jonathan, which he intended to honor. David wanted to find Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9: 1
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Did you notice? David is asking whether or not there’s anybody left of the house of Saul ‘to whom I can show kindness'. Remember, all this time Mephibosheth thinks David wants to kill him.
When David learns about Mephibosheth he immediately sends his aides to bring the young man to the palace. Now, pay attention to what went on when Mephibosheth and David finally met:
2 Samuel 9:7-11
“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.
Did you notice? Mephibosheth grew up fearing and hating David, and all David wanted to do was to BLESS Mephibosheth – because of the blood covenant David and Jonathan had made.
With Jesus it’s the same. If you’re like Mephibosheth – crippled emotionally or spiritually – please know that ALL YOU NEED to be blessed and SAVED is the blood covenant that Jesus made with YOU on the CROSS. It’s a GIFT. All you need to do is RECEIVE IT. Jesus LOVES you and He WANTS TO BLESS YOU! But You have to BELIEVE first…
Angels of Truth
You know how atheists go about life angry at Jews and Christians for believing in God – they mock us, they say we’re idiots or bigots and the nicest thing they say about us is that we’re ignorant.
‘How can anybody believe in something they’ve never seen? That’s dumb!’ they say.
Never mind that they’ve never actually seen an ape turn into a human being. They don't even have one piece of evidence that suggests it ever happened! – but they believe in evolution!
Never mind that they’ve never actually seen the Big Bang, an event that just sort of happened out of nowhere – but they believe in the Big Bang Theory too!
But why are they so obsessed with God? Why don’t they direct their attacks to the tooth fairy? Or Santa? Why the obsession with God himself?
Because they KNOW God exists – they just don’t want to admit it publicly.
As a former atheist myself, I can tell you that every time somebody asked me if I believed in God and I said ‘no’, I wasn’t sure. I said what I was taught to say growing up. I said what was more comfortable to say just to fit in the group I was with. But I wasn’t really 100% sure. Because nobody can be 100% sure God doesn’t exist. Now, the idea that there is somebody who created me and knows my every move and every thought was a little disturbing. And the idea that I was supposed to bow down to the King of Kings was also questionable at the time. But I never believed with my heart that there was no God. I just simply said there wasn't one.
But apart from my own experience, how do we know that atheists KNOW God exists?
Let me explain.
You may be aware that polygraph tests used to be used by employers to test applicants. You may also know that this use of the lie detector was banned in 1988. But did you know that before it was banned some employers used to ask their applicants the question ‘Do you believe in God?’
Just as an example, Brown Trucking Company in Georgia used polygraph tests abundantly before the 1988 ban. The company’s experience with the machine is very telling. They say that in every instance when they asked the question ‘Do you believe in God’ and the answer was ‘No’, something amazing happened:
The lie detector flagged a LIE
That’s right. Atheists are the only ones who would answer 'no' to this question. And their answer was a lie. Every single time. And Brown Trucking used this polygraph test on 15,000 applicants before the 1988 ban.
I’m not surprised because I wouldn’t have passed the test either back when I was an atheist.
This is just one example, but there are many. So many that atheists decided to start a war on the lie detector and indicate that it really doesn’t work – although it’s used by the government. They also question the validity of the results saying that people are likely to be brought up in a culture where there is God and therefore in this particular instance the ‘No’ they give is inconclusive – but to that I say thieves also are brought up in a culture where they KNOW stealing is wrong, and if they lie about stealing, the lie detector will pick it up.
Regardless of the culture, if the lie detector detects you’re lying about not believing in God, then you’re lying. Period.
Atheists KNOW God exists. They know because God has put CONCIOUS in all of us.
'For God’s wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness REPRESS and HINDER the truth and make it inoperative. For that which is KNOWN about God is EVIDENT to them and MADE PLAIN IN THEIR INNER CONSCIOUSNESS, because God has SHOWN IT TO THEM’ (emphasis mine)
God has given us a conscious for us to use. In other words, we were born to BELIEVE.
God has given us CREATION as evidence – seeing the Creation and denying the CREATOR is like thinking the coffee in your cup just sort of appeared in there. That it wasn't beans before, that nobody actually picked up that bean of coffee and nobody transported it to the manufacturer. You can see that coffee in your cup, but you’re denying the existence of the coffee grower, the maker and the transportation company. You see, LOGIC tells us that if you have coffee in your cup, SOMEBODY grew that coffee, SOMEBODY picked it up, SOMEBODY shipped it to the manufacturer and SOMEBODY transported it to the grocery store even if you've never SEEN any one of these middle men in the supply chain. With Creation it's the same. Since there’s creation, there HAS TO BE a Creator.
Who's really the fool?
A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Islam is the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world. While it’s clear that ISIS is the most brutal of its factions, the reality is that peaceful people around the globe are facing potential life-or-death situations based on how their governments respond to this global Muslim expansion.
The main focus at this point for peaceful governments is ISIS. And it’s not surprising, given the brutality of the terrorist organization. But let’s say that ISIS is defeated, the question becomes, is this fight ever going to end?
To answer that question, we need to understand Islam.
What is Islam’s ultimate goal?
The establishment of a worldwide Caliphate.
Before we go into the details, let me get something very important out of the way: many uninformed people think that Christianity and Islam are similar. Christians are waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ so that He establishes His millennial Kingdom. Muslims are waiting for their messiah, Madhi, and his rule over a global caliphate based on sharia law.
What is the difference between the Christianity and Islam?
It’s massive. Let me explain...
You see, Muslims don’t worship Jesus as we all know, but most importantly (and please pay attention to this), Muslims do NOT look to Jesus as their SAVIOR. This is a critical difference – we are waiting for OUR SAVIOR. The key word is SAVIOR.
So, what are Muslims waiting for?
They are waiting for Madhi, the twelfth ruler since Muhammad, to establish a Worldwide CALIPHATE to DOMINATE all mankind under SHARIA LAW. They’re NOT waiting for a savior – Muslims are waiting for a DICTATOR.
ALL Muslims are waiting for this dictator. ALL OF THEM. Whether or not they’re terrorists is not the point – the point is what is ISLAM’S ULTIMATE GOAL? If you paid attention, now you know that their goal is the establishment of a KINGDOM OF TERROR!
The difference between Islamic terrorists and the rest of the Muslim world is the method they use to accomplish this goal. Terrorists think that the continued escalation of war and violence will lead to the final apocalypse and the appearing of their messiah. ‘Moderate’ Muslims think gradualism is a better approach. But make no mistake, terrorists or not, all Muslims want a worldwide caliphate. They agree on their common goal…
Just to give you a flavor of what gradualist Muslims think, let me share with you what the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, said in 2007:
‘The conquest of Rome, the conquest of Italy and Europe means that Islam will return to Europe once again. Must this conquest necessarily be through war? No, it is not necessary. There is such a thing as a peaceful conquest. The peaceful conquest has foundations in this religion. So I imagine that Islam will conquer Europe without using violence. It will do so through predication and ideology’.
Later on, in a 2012 interview he said something terrifying…’there will be no chopping off hands for the first five years’.
No chopping off hands for five years. Isn’t that a relief?
Terror now or terror after the conquest, the ultimate goal of every single Muslim is the global expansion of Islam and terror rule.
Now let me ask you this, do you still think Islam is a religion of peace like President Obama said?
Of course not.
And don’t let anyone tell you that Christians and Muslims are the same. We’re not the same. Our Kingdom is Heaven. Theirs is HELL.
Now let me ask you: do you think moderate Muslims are really moderate? They may claim to be, but are they?
Matthew 7:13-15: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Author: Daniela R.
When Leftists mock Christians, they usually try to appeal to ‘reason’, pointing out that Christians must be really stupid and uneducated for believing in a ‘guy’ whom they have never seen.
As a former atheist, I’m going to tell you upfront that my conversion to Christianity had absolutely nothing to do with emotions and everything to do with REASON. My conversion started with Economics, followed by Politics and ended in Faith. I REASONED all my way to Jesus Christ.
You see, God makes sense. The existence of God makes sense and you cannot explain Creation without the Creator.
Just to give you a short version of my conversion let me tell you that I was born and raised a SOCIALIST – big government of any kind. Little by little I started listening to ‘the other side’ from an economic point of view.
Because as a Finance professional, I’ve learnt to appreciate numbers – either a company is making money or it isn’t; either a certain strategy is working or it isn’t…either a POLICY is working or it isn’t. Socialist policies, I determined, weren’t working.
So I became a fiscal Conservative – small government is really the only way.
Then, I realized that big government also has tremendous negative political implications on our freedom – big government tends to be abusive as our founding fathers came to realize, with the inevitable loss of your freedoms.
Think of it this way, Obamacare forces people to buy health insurance even if they don’t want to. Whether or not you need health insurance isn’t the point – the point is you really don’t have a choice. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. So I became a full Conservative.
Freedom took me to Christianity, as it really is its basis – free will. You’re never forced to become a Christian – it’s your choice.
Free markets and political freedom is in absolute synchrony with Christianity.
Christianity is the ONLY religion that’s in synch with freedom
Try burning the Cuban flag in Cuba or the ISIS flag in Syria…you get executed.
Later on, I studied Creation and compared it to Evolution, which as you know is just a theory and not science. The name itself is indicative we cannot really call it science: ‘The THEORY of Evolution’. Even Charles Darwin, its author, didn’t think of it as science.
Evolution doesn’t make sense (you can read more about it here), because the idea of an ape turning into a human being is simply ridiculous.
Then I thought – wait a minute…where does music come from? Where does shame or love or any other emotion come from? Our ancestors the apes?
I don't think so...
At this point I was even more curious and I started reading the Bible and listening to really good pastors.
But I still needed reassurance…which I’m now sharing with you.
Let me tell you why you should believe.
The 11 Apostles should convince you just like they convinced me - Simon Peter, James the Elder, John, Philip, Nathanael, James the Younger, Andrew, Matthew, Thomas, Jude and Simon.
These apostles all had different backgrounds: you find fishermen, a businessman, a political activist, a doubter, a cynic, a numbers guy (what we would call a Finance guy these days), a philosopher and even a tax collector among the apostles. You won’t find a more diverse group than these apostles.
But how did they manage to convince me?
Because they were ALL executed for their FAITH.
My friend, nobody would willingly DIE for a LIE.
People live for a lie, but they wouldn’t willingly die for a lie.
These folks suffered the most horrendous persecution and their deaths were unbelievably CRUEL. They died by hanging, they were crucified, they were sawn in pieces and Peter was crucified upside down! Do you think anyone would face such horrible deaths for a LIE?
They didn’t die for a lie – the SAW what they saw and they were willing to die for it.
They WITNESSED everything they preached about.
You see, there are THREE things that the Apostles WITNESSED that should convince you just as they convinced me:
My friend, if, like the apostles, you’re living in a territory occupied by Romans, who will chase you down and crucify you for what you PREACH, wouldn’t you rather save your life and stop preaching if you knew what you’re saying is a LIE? Why would you want to be crucified for a lie? What lie would you be willing to die for?
They SAW, they SAW, they SAW…all of these things…
Think of it this way: Muslim Jihadists kill and die because Muhammad has TOLD them so in the Koran. The apostles died for telling other people what they SAW.
Muhammad didn’t die for your sins – Jesus did. Buddha didn’t die for your sins – Jesus did. Obama wouldn't die for your sins - Jesus did.
And we have 11 witnesses who DIED telling the truth. The Left doesn’t want you to know any of this because they want to replace GOD with GOVERNMENT just to control you.
Jesus was and is the SAVING Son of God. The Apostles were only human. You wouldn’t knowingly die for a lie. Neither did they. They died for the TRUTH.
John 8:32: Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free
Author: Daniela R.
Daniela R. and Freddie M, founders of Angels Organization LLC, will bring you the TRUTH that the Left denies you. You'll live a more joyful and victorious life, because the Truth shall set you free...