Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DESMOND TUTU -- A MODERN BALAAM SPEAKS

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven … I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” Tutu said. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”

Desmond Tutu: ‘I Would Refuse to Go to a Homophobic Heaven’ and Choose Hell Instead

Stunning statement, right? The slander against the character of God is actually quite intense and obviously I disagree with Bishop Tutu’s assessment, but that is not what I wish to comment on in Tutu’s statement.

What I want to focus on is what really came out of Bishop Tutu’s mouth.

One has to go to the book of Numbers to find the odd character by the name of Balaam. When the Israelites came up out of the land of Egypt to enter Canaan the king of the Moabites was very distressed at their arrival (Numbers 22). He sent messengers to Balaam to offer him money to curse the Israelites. Very interesting story actually as it eventually involves a talking donkey. Balaam is mentioned no less than 61 times in the King James Bible, with the last reference to him being Revelation 2:14, in which Jesus rebukes the church of Pergamos for embracing the “doctrine of Balaam.”

In Numbers 22, Balaam did not curse Israel though it appears that he was trying to come as close to cursing as he could without directly disobeying God; instead, whenever he opened his mouth to speak he spoke words he apparently did not intend to speak.

Now, to Bishop Tutu.

Bishop Tutu first states that there is a heaven and the “other place.”

Then Bishop Tutu states that the God of heaven is “homophobic.”

Technically “homophobic” means to have an intense and adverse fear of homosexuals, which is not really what Tutu means here. When the accusation of “homophobic” is hurled today at an individual it has come to mean anyone who opposes ANYTHING that homosexuals stand for or care about.

For instance, if someone opposes same-sex marriage, or simply prefers traditional marriage, that person is called “homophobic.”

If someone buys a chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-a, that person is “homophobic.”

If someone watches a Kirk Cameron movie, that person is “homophobic.”

If parents are reluctant to trust their young Boy Scout with a homosexual scout leader, those parents are “homophobic.”

Etcetera.

So when Bishop Tutu says the God of heaven is “homophobic,” he is saying that the God of heaven is against sodomy, therefore, that is why He is “homophobic.”

Bishop Tutu says he would rather go to the “other place” than go to heaven.

The “other place” is hell.

Tutu seems to be offering the rationale that since the “homophobic” God of heaven is “homophobic,” then He isn’t going to allow sodomites admittance; therefore, Bishop Tutu is willing to go where the sodomites will be, which is the “other place.”

Now, let’s name names.

The God of heaven is Jehovah.

The "god" of hell is Satan.

The Bishop calls the God of heaven “homophobic” because it is in the Old Testament of the Bible, Leviticus 20:13 to be exact, that Jehovah condemns sodomy as an abomination.

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

And sodomy isn’t just condemned in the Old Testament, it is also condemned in the New. In 1 Corinthians 6:9 Paul admonishes that among those who are unrighteous and should not be deceived into thinking that they will enter heaven (the kingdom of God) are the effeminate.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Thayer’s Lexicon at Blue Letter Bible explains the word “effeminate” here to mean a male who allows another male to use his body.

In two sentences, Bishop Tutu states a clear truth that places the entire LGBT community in an odd place.

See, if I were to go to a homosexual at my workplace and quietly, and I would add lovingly, tell that individual that God loves him but not his acts of sodomy and that without repentance he will not go to heaven but to hell, I would most likely be FIRED ON THE SPOT. If not immediately fired, I could be required to attend sensitivity training classes and most likely show some level of support for homosexuals BEFORE I could return to my position, if at all. The reason -- to place homosexuals and “going to hell” in the same sentence is considered hate speech.

Yet, in one fell swoop, Bishop Tutu, in an obvious statement of support and camaraderie with LGBT individuals, states what would get most people censored, rebuked, or even fired from their places of employment if they so much as hinted at anything similar when he says that since homosexuals won’t be allowed into heaven by Jehovah, a “homophobic” God, he chooses hell where they will be welcomed by Satan.

In his attempt to slam Jehovah and show solidarity with homosexuals, Tutu sums up and states as fact what many Christians have tried to warn homosexuals about.

Thus, the odd place Bishop Tutu places the entire LGBT community: do they decry Tutu’s statement as hate speech, especially since many believe they will go to heaven even if Jehovah is the God of heaven?

Do they decide that this time Tutu’s statements do not qualify as hate speech since it’s obvious he means well?

And If they choose that to be the case, then how do they explain that a Christian’s efforts to win them to Christ so that they may enter heaven, a place believed to be utterly beautiful and good, is hate speech, despite it being clear that a Christian means well, yet Tutu’s statement by inference is that they will be in hell, a place believed to be utterly terrifying and agony, isn’t hate speech?

And for those who do believe they are going to heaven because their sodomy is actually a demonstration of love, how do they deny Jehovah is “homophobic” though Tutu declares that He is?

What an odd place Tutu has placed the entire LGBT community, which is he is with them, and he is willing to go to hell with them.

Like Balaam, out of his own mouth, in an attempt to denigrate the Holy God of Heaven, Tutu unwittingly spoke the truth. And it won’t even be considered hate speech.

Amazing!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WHAT DAVID WILKERSON SAID ABOUT THE IRS

Wasn’t it nice to hear that the IRS “accidentally” published hundreds of social security numbers on the Internet a few days ago? Oh, my bad! It was THOUSANDS of numbers. Oh, wait! It was TENS OF THOUSANDS.

Gets better all the time, doesn’t it!



IRS MISTAKENLY EXPOSED THOUSANDS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

Another day, another slipup by the Internal Revenue Service.

The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours after being discovered, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.

This article from the National Journal notes that the exposure revealed some of the “most sensitive types of transactions.” And to think, because of President Obama, the IRS is about to have their hands on even more sensitive data -- your healthcare information.

What happens if that is “accidentally” exposed? . . . on the web . . . for millions to see . . . for about 24 hours.

The “oops, we’re sorry, move along” response will be about all the IRS will be held accountable, don’t you think?

Right after Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court ruled that hatred must be the ONLY reason to oppose same-sex marriage, President Obama came out and assured Americans that he won’t be forcing any churches to conduct same-same marriage. Several commentators were quick to note that his denial probably means that he WILL force churches, in one way or another.

With an ominous title to his piece, Daren Jonescu writes in OBAMA’S COURT MARKS CHURCHES FOR DEATH:

The American Catholic Church, along with any other religious institution that resists granting "equal status" to homosexuality, is about to be killed. If you doubt this, just wait and see. The death sentence has been issued and the U.S. Supreme Court, cheered on by Barack Obama, has just denied the final appeal. . . . Barack Obama has already reassured his enemies, i.e., people of traditional Judeo-Christian religious views, that this decision will not affect their church practices. Anyone who has seen a mafia film knows what the boss's reassurance means in this context: the reassured man is about to be driven to the docks, where someone is waiting with an ice pick.

Worth the two minutes it takes to read his post.

David Wilkerson in his book The Vision (1974) actually addresses this issue.

An antichrist spirit will enter the hearts of certain men in high places, in government, and in the judicial system, causing these officials to harass independent churches, missionaries, and ministers. There is already much evidence that this harassment has now started. I see a time coming when nearly all evangelical missionary projects, all religious radio and TV programming, and all incorporated missionary societies will be so closely monitored, questioned, and badgered that they will be cautious of expanding in any area. (pg 75)

Wilkerson may have foreseen in this particular word the IRS harassment of conservative, Patriot, Tea Party and pro-Israel groups that we have seen come to light since May of this year. Since Wilkerson specifically mentions missionary and evangelical groups in particular, we may either (a) learn that the IRS has been also targeting certain church groups, OR (b) there is more to come, that the IRS harassment and badgering won’t abate despite its discovery of such actions already.

I tend to believe the latter -- the IRS will step up its efforts to harass religious groups, and I believe it will be because of the Supreme Court’s rulings over Prop 8 and striking down DOMA.

Wilkerson continued.

There is coming an attempt to tax churches and church-related organizations. Atheistic forces, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, will push this matter all the way to the Supreme Court. . . . we will eventually have taxation of churches. It will begin as an insignificant kind of nuisance tax, but will soon burgeon into a monster-size tax that will push some independent churches and missionary societies near bankruptcy. . . .

Church-related businesses will be taxed first. That will soon be followed by taxation of all church-owned properties, including parsonages. Church buildings will be exempt. . . .

The IRS may, one day, become one of the most powerful weapons against the church. It would then be possible for government agencies to maintain a stranglehold on churches. Government agencies are soon going to be delving into the private books of almost every nonprofit religious organization. Those who do not comply with stringent guidelines will be forced to shut down -- and there will be no recourse. (emphasis mine, pg 88)

Surely, the Supreme Court’s rulings are the handwriting on the wall.

Monday, July 1, 2013

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE STUNNING SIGN OF HIS FATE AND AMERICA'S DESTINY

Mark the day down -- June 27, 2013.

Within 24 hours of President Obama’s gloating tweet about the Supreme Court’s rulings, President Obama, the occupant of the White House, was photographed -- on a trash heap.

Many presidents of America have had a fine moment that they knew, and the nation knew, would define them as men and as presidents of America in the history books.

JFK will long be remembered for his successful stare-down of the Russians during the Cuban missile crisis.

Richard Nixon went to China.

Ronald Reagan demanded that the Berlin Wall be torn down -- and it was.

Bill Clinton is probably most pleased with his Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat handshake over the Oslo Accords.

There have been 43 presidents before Barack Obama, so there are probably 43 fine moments -- you get the idea.

But with Barack Obama, what he believes is his “finest” moment is surrounded by stunning signs of utter disgrace and shame, and he is oblivious to it.

Barack Obama flew to South Africa to begin a 3-country tour within 24 hours after the Supreme Court handed him a stunning coup over traditional marriage. His first stop -- Goree Island, where it is claimed that slaves were deported from Africa to never return to their homeland. He and his family were taken to Goree on a boat christened La Signatora. He stood in a doorway, at first by himself, then joined by his wife. After the appropriate number of photographs, he made a comment to the press about how “powerful” this moment was, and how it deeply touched him to continue his commitment to human rights, i.e. homosexual rights, around the world.

For a man who basks often in the adulation of his adoring press who frequently claim he is the most deep-thinking man alive, he has missed the “deepness” of this particular moment.

Obama has pushed hard to advance the homosexual agenda in America. Many advisors and groupies around him claim it is the “civil rights” issue of America today.

It is not. It is an ages-old sin problem that has manifested itself over and over throughout history since the beginning of time. It was dealt with by a massive world-wide flood in Noah’s time, and with fire and brimstone in Lot’s time. In the early 1980s, AIDS came out of Africa and began running its deadly course through this subculture. Being HIV compromised has opened multiple doors to homosexuals contracting and succumbing to diseases and illnesses that normal immune systems could deal with. God called it an abomination through His prophet Moses, and that designation has never changed over the millenia. And five self-satisfied Supreme Court Justices won’t change that. Nor will one narcissistic president.

The homosexual lifestyle is a lifestyle of bondage, both spiritual and physical. Homosexuals often engage in physical bondage, dressing in leather and using whips and handcuffs. A brief perusal of any fetish sites (not to mention the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras) will quickly reveal even more devices and tools that pull its victims deep into the underworld.

President Obama went to Goree Island on a boat named La Signatora. The name is French and means “the Signature.”

At Goree he stood at the DOOR OF NO RETURN as it was a place where captured human beings were sold into slavery and sent to America, and elsewhere by the way.

And that is EXACTLY what Obama has done to the homosexuals and their supporters here in America. He has cursed them by sending them thru a door of no return. Many progressives and Democrats are saying “there is no going back now” now that the Supreme Court has made the rulings it has. They are saying “Forward,” and “things will never be the same.” America, once she grants civil liberties to a group, follows the principle that rights once given should not be denied.

Obama has sent homosexuals and their supporters to a place of no return. He has sold them, YES, sold them! into bondage. He wanted their support when he ran for president, he was glad to take their money to pay his way to the presidency, and now that he is there, he is glad to give them over to what they demand, which, ironically, is UNFETTERED abandon to pursue being “true to themselves” with PRIDE. Homosexuality is anything but unfettered. Literally.

In a place symbolic of BONDAGE and SLAVERY and NO HOPE and LOSS OF HOME and LOSS OF FAMIILY and FEAR and HEARTACHE, it is the FIRST place this President stands after “winning” a massive victory for homosexuals.

Goree is known as the location of the Maison des Enclaves, or House of Slaves. Nothing could be more apropos for what Obama has done to homosexuals and their supporters. He has taken them to a House of Slaves.

2 Peter 2 has much to say about the wicked but two verses in particular seem to speak to President Obama at this time:

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. --2 Peter 2: 18, 19

Truly, Obama tweeted with great vanity and promising liberty but instead he brings to bondage in a deep, dark place.

However, several historians have voiced their opinions that the beliefs about Goree are mythical -- not based upon true historical facts. Instead, these historians are claiming that Goree is nothing more than a GARBAGE DUMP, a place to throw away refuse.

How fitting. Only Obama could stand upon a garbage dump and imagine it to be Mount Everest.

But, you argue, OTHER presidents have gone to Goree, too. Yes, but only Obama was photographed looking pensive and thoughtful in that place, as though he has brought a deep meaning to its tragic past.

Indeed, he has.

In God’s Holy Word, the term used for a “place of no return” is "incurable."

For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. --Jeremiah 30:12

In some patients there comes a point where their illness is incurable. It is true of some nations, too.

Obama believes the Supreme Court handed him his place in history, the defining civil rights ruling of his legacy, but instead it will be seen as garbage -- it will be his “signature,” his “la signatora.”

August 25, 2009, Daniel at Prayers for the People wrote in a post titled THE VISION: THE TRIGGER (emphasis mine):

Lately I have had the same vision playing over and over in my head. I had a vision of a person standing on the edge of a cliff. Before the feet of this person just a few inches away lay a huge abyss. This abyss was so large and deep that the opposite side and bottom could not be seen. Behind the man was an immeasurable mountain (it looked like it was made of mud, rotting flesh, and garbage found at the dump) representing the wages of gross iniquity. The volume and weight of this mountain could not be scaled, nor comprehended by the mind of man. This immeasurable mountain was the physical representation of every wage connected to a sin (debt) not washed away at the feet of Jesus Christ by a repentant heart.

Yes, a vision of a man standing on the edge of an abyss with a mountain of garbage behind him, a mountain of garbage like that which one would find at a dump! And the garbage represented the wages of gross iniquity! And a dump with rotting human flesh!

Now, President Obama has been photographed standing at a garbage dump, a place where human flesh was said to be sold into slavery.

Could this description not line up any more accurately?

What Daniel saw in his vision next should give us strong pause:

In the vision the Holy Spirit caused me to understand the mountain was the culmination of all the delinquent wages of sin perpetrated by every unrepentant transgressor, ultimately accurately reflecting the spiritual state of the nation as a whole. Simply put, this mountain is the stored up debt of sin's wages seeking payment. The payment is past due with millions rejecting the forgiveness of this debt found in the Blood of Jesus Christ spilt at the cross. Without the Blood of Jesus Christ to pay this debt, the inevitable retribution upon the nation and her unrepentant people is death. I couldn't see what was holding the Person from falling over the edge at first. I knew something was keeping the immeasurable mountain of sin's wages from pushing the Person over the edge and burying them deep in the abyss. Then I saw the word ISRAEL appear in front of the man.

At a time when the situations are as taut as they are in Syria (Isaiah told us that Damascus would become a ruinous heap) and Iran, we should be carefully watching Israel.

Daniel continues:

Then I saw Israel move slightly away from the Person on the edge of the cliff. With this the Person was pushed forward and began teetering on the edge. Flailing both arms around violently, the Person tried to regain balance. This seemed to last for a moment until the Person surprisingly regained a more stable posture.

Then it hit. Just when the Person regained a sense of stability the word Israel vanished. As soon as Israel vanished the Person didn't even have time to react, the wages of all the sin stored up against the nation pushed the Person over the edge. This mountain never stopped pouring over the edge it just kept coming. I knew the Person was completely covered under this avalanche of unpaid wages of sin.

The blessing had been removed. With the blessing removed, all the wages of sin stored against this nation of the United States of America came to a head. The result was catastrophic.

Please take what is read here before Yahweh and see what His Holy Spirit directs. Many have been blinded (by the church) to the significance of physical Israel and more specifically Jerusalem. Jerusalem affects everything we should be concerned with in the natural as believers in Jesus Christ. This blindness has caused many to miss one of the greatest signs of judgment rapidly escalating before the eyes of mankind.

Blessing removed! All the wages of unrepentant sin stored against this nation come to a head! The result is catastrophic!

How it will be catastrophic, I do not know. Meteor into the Atlantic causing a massive tsunami along the East Coast? California megaquake? Cascadia fault rips? An 8.3 New Madrid earthquake like 1811? Economic collapse, especially since arguments about money and federal benefits were the basis of the homosexual plaintiffs’ argument before the Supreme Court?  Something unforeseeable or unthought of?

I don’t know -- but I do know that there are many out there who have not bowed their knee to Baal, who are hidden away so that there does not seem to be many of us, and they speak to those family and friends who will listen, and occasionally email blogs like mine to share what they believe that the Holy God of Heaven has shown them in their quiet times -- that dire judgment is coming to the United States.

And though homosexuals mock and scorn those of us who desperately are trying to warn of where this will end, and this president is shutting down any sharing of the Gospel in the military or in his administration, and who is forcing companies to choose “this day whom you will serve” with the difficult mandates in his Obamacare legislation, God will not be mocked nor blocked.

Those who are rejoicing and partying it up in the streets now because the Supreme Court has spoken will be running terrified for cover when the Holy God of Heaven has His say.

The clearest sign of this has been the incredible heatwave scorching America’s desert southwest. An intense and brutal heat wave has settled over Arizona, Nevada and California, and Death Valley has become Ground Zero, so to speak.

With Death Valley being in the news at the same time as these two rulings, shouldn’t we consider another “Death Valley”?

Shouldn’t we consider the Jordan River Valley in which Sodom and Gomorrah and three other cities were destroyed . . . and the Bible tells us in Genesis 19, by incredible heat?

And in the news, at the same time and on the same day as the news of this fierce heat, scientists released a report noting that the shockwave from the Russian meteor swept around the planet at least TWO TIMES.

Archaeologists believe Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by an incoming meteor that exploded in the atmosphere and rained down fireballs (snares, coals of fire as Psalm 11 notes).

The ash heap of history (or often garbage heap of history or dustbin of history or landfill of history) is a figurative place to where objects such as persons, events, artifacts, ideologies, etc. are relegated when they are forgotten or marginalized in history. (wikipedia, emphasis mine)

President Obama thinks he did the country a great favor by refusing to enforce DOMA, and filing a brief before the Supreme Court on the behalf of homosexuals in their two rulings. Obama promised to be a “champion” for homosexuals in June 2009, and he has now delivered.

Obama may feel that he is at the head of a triumphant walk thru history, but in truth he is only THE PRESIDENT WHO LED HIS NATION TO A GARBAGE DUMP -- THE PRESIDENT WHO, WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE SUPREME COURT’S RULINGS PAVING THE WAY FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE, WAS PHOTOGRAPHED SYMBOLICALLY REPRESENTING AMERICA STANDING UPON THE GARBAGE HEAP OF HISTORY.