Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

MOCKED AND REVILED FOR THE FAITH

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. --Matthew 5:11

Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. --Psalm 74:18

Abortionist tells judge that pro-life counselors are like Taliban

Canadian ice cream chain mocks Jesus with blasphemous ice cream names

CNN’s Cuomo Slams ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Sentiment — ‘What Are You Praying For?’

Colbert Mocks Trump’s Evangelical Fans By Giving The Ten Commandments An Update

Colbert’s mocks Trump and Christians: ‘How Do Grown Adults Still Worship Jesus?’

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Christian baker, says he looks like a woman and his job is gay

Joy Behar of the 'The View' mocks Christians then claims she was only joking

Joy Behar mocks VP Mike Pence for his Christian faith, calls it a 'mental illness'

Leftwing cartoonist mocks Kavanaugh’s faith, shows his young daughter praying for her “sexual assaulter father”

Leftwing media is now pro-Iran, pro-North Korea and pro-terrorism and thinks the real enemies of America are whites and Christians

MSNBC’s Matthews: ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ ‘Should Be Outlawed’

Neil DeGrasse Tyson mocks the power of prayer after Florida school shooting

Oprah Winfrey, a woman who claims to hear the voice of God, takes turns with Stephen Colbert mocking God, Jesus and the Bible on Colbert's late night show

Satanic idol placed next to Nativity scene and menorah at Illinois Capitol

Thousand Oaks Killer Ian Long Mocked ‘Hopes and Prayers’ Before Massacre

Sports Writers Lashed Out At Tony Dungy For Celebrating Christianity, But The Coach Didn't Back Down

Whoopi Goldberg says Christians are as dangerous as Muslims, cites Hitler as an example

Woody Harrelson Mocks Mike Pence’s Christian Faith
Sadly, there are many more examples out there.

Friday, January 25, 2019

1/25 - NEWS UPDATES

Ebola update - cases now up to 700

Yellowstone update

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'Ballot harvesting' – a sure-fire way for Dems to win

Ballot-harvesting gets just a little harder in California, thanks to Judicial Watch

Barack Obama: The Real Russian Agent

Be Warned: Customer Service Agents Can See What You're Typing in Real Time

Benghazi Survivor: ‘Anybody With Half a Brain Can See It Was Due to Political Reasons’

Benghazi Survivor Has Choice Words For Those Criticizing Trump Over Khashoggi

Berkeley Students Teach Peers About "Whiteness" And "Decolonizing"

Berkeley’s Safe Space for Jew-Hatred

Bernie Sanders Declines to Condemn Harassment, Violence Against Republicans

‘Big Bang Theory’ asks God to inflict ‘Old Testament wrath’ on Trump supporters

Bill and Hillary: Today's Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?

Biological man pretending to be a woman SUES 16 women who refused to wax his man parts… this is the new “progressive” society run by Democrats

Biohax Wants To Implant Microchips Into The Hands Of “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Global Workers

Black Nazis Terrorize Jews in New York

Black Talk Show Host Says His Male White Co-Host Doesn’t Deserve To Be on the Set With Him

Blain: "China Is Juggling Half A Dozen Flaming Hand Grenades While Walking On A High Wire"

Boeing is testing prototypes for passenger drone taxis, as flying cars and “urban air mobility” come closer to reality

Boeing's Hypersonic Strike-Aircraft Can "Buzz Around The World In 1-3 Hours"

Boeing unveils Mach 5 hypersonic aircraft design

Bongino on Obama’s weaponizing of the government against Trump

Bongino’s Spygate: Exposing the Obama/Clinton Deep State Criminality

Boulder Residents Given Just Days To ‘Certify’ Rifles Or Face Consequences

Brent Bozell: The Media's Year of Trump Hating

Breitbart was right about the American media

By the Fireplace: 100s of free online books

Bye Bye Middle Class: The Rate Of Homeownership In The United States Has Hit The Lowest Level Ever

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CLIMATE INSANITY

Ahnold Says He Wishes He Really Was the Terminator – He Would Go Back in Time and Stop Any Use of Fossil Fuels

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says lawmakers who question global warming are engaged in an “unraveling of an informed democracy"

Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught erasing cold temperatures

Chilling: Play titled 'Kill Climate Deniers' launches theatrical run

Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

Climate Alarmists Announce The Latest Climate Change Threat: Mutant Transgender Turtles

David Attenborough Claims ‘Collapse of Civilisation’ Imminent Without Globalist Action

Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Climate Change Helping ‘Create More Terrorism’ in Africa

Global warming “hockey stick” data founded on FRAUD… computer models “hacked” to produce warming trend from any data set

France’s Macron Invites Americans To Flee To France After Trump Exit Paris Agreement

Inconvenient: Global Temps Lower Now Than When Gore Received Nobel Prize

Jerry Brown: Fire-Fueling Heat Worst 'Since Civilization Emerged 10,000 Years Ago'

Nat Geo gives misleading caption to photo, then admits "We Lost Control Of The Narrative"

NBC's Chuck Todd: "We're Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers"

New York Times tries to imply that Trump administration was preventing a damaging global warming report from appearing on the Internet, when, in fact, it was already on the Internet

New York Times Story on Bombshell Climate Report Is Fakest of Fake News

New York Times Article Suggests That Human Extinction Would Not Be A Bad Thing Because Climate Change Is Destroying The Planet

Study Blames Global Warming, Not Cell Phones, For Spike In Car Accident Deaths

The Treasonous Secession of Climate Confederacy States

True Cause of Global Warming Discovered: Data Adjustments

TRUMP: Paris Accord was a plan to ‘redistribute wealth out of the US’

U.N.'s Global Warming Fraudsters Are More Interested In Climate Cash Than Climate Change

Why liberals care about climate change, but not abortion

Young, dumb teenage girls form doomsday cult to fight ‘global warming’

Monday, January 21, 2019

APOSTASY, HERESY AND STRANGE TEACHINGS

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. --2 Timothy 4: 3,4

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. --Acts 20:29

Are Charismaniac Churches Teaching New Age Mysticism?

Presbyterian Minister Screams at Trump as He Pays Respects to Victims of Synagogue Shooting

MN Prof: Mary 'did not consent' to God impregnating her with Jesus

Archbishop: Christians ‘Evangelized’ by Muslims Learn Tolerance

Analyst says ‘New Age’ beliefs more popular as fewer Americans follow traditional religions

Revoice Conference Bans Pro-Christian Activist from Attending, Refunds Registration Fees

Mass Exodus From The Church: The Percentage Of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly QUADRUPLED Since 1986

Christians are turning to yoga, reiki because supernatural mysteries of faith are dumbed down

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For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. --Revelation 22:18, 19

College Offers Credit Course on ‘Queering’ the Bible

Female Bishops Tell Church to Stop Referring to God as ‘He’

Pope Francis Rewrites Catholicism … and the Bible

Jimmy Carter writes new Bible, fixes the verses concerning homosexuality, says Jesus Would ‘Approve’ of Gay Marriage, Some Abortions

Feminist theologians draft ‘A Women's Bible,’ challenging male interpretations of Biblical women

Episcopal Church takes steps to portray God in gender-neutral terms in its Book of Common Prayer

Chinese government to rewrite Bible to make it more Communist

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Thou shalt not kill. --Exodus 20:13

'Faith Leaders' Bless Abortion Mill in Ohio

United Methodist Church Proposes New Position Statement Saying “We Support Abortion”

Friday, January 18, 2019

1/18 - NEWS UPDATES

March For Life, Today

A massive "Atmospheric River" is set to dump nearly 10 feet, 3 metres of snow and nearly 2 months rain in 2 days on California

Major winter storm to impact the Central and Eastern U.S. through this weekend

The Yellowstone Supervolcano Threat, Tornillos Recorded, Magma Rises

Ditrianum: Seismic Update 17 Jan 2019, Unrest North America

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A TIMELINE OF TREASON: How the DNC and FBI Leadership Tried to Fix a Presidential Election [Updated]

America's 2nd Oldest Women's College Starts Accepting Transgender Students

Allah Over America

African Swine Fever Outbreak in China

Average Adult In The U.S. “Logs 6 Hours, 43 Minutes Of Total Screen Time Daily”

As Germany And France Come Apart, So Too Will The EU

American Apartheid: Resurrecting Communism's South African Playbook In The Land Of The Free

And the 4th branch of Vermont's gov't is ...

Americans' Economic Hope Has Collapsed

Actor James Woods: ‘I Have Never Traveled Unarmed Since That Day’

Accidental Opioid Deaths Top Car Accident Deaths for the First Time

Abortion activist to release ‘children’s book about abortion’

American society on its head

Arkansas Swamp Part II: Focus on the Clinton Foundation

As Overdose Deaths Soar To Record Highs, FDA Approves New Painkiller That's 1,000X More Powerful Than Morphine

Afghan Hostage Grabs Gun, Shoots 7 Taliban Captors While They Were Praying, Wounds 18 Others

Austin Residents Saw America's Largest Credit Card Balance Jump In Past Year

AIDS Explodes as Venezuela Collapses Under Socialism

AIDS, TB among migrants in caravan

'Always Listening' - Amazon's Alexa Stores Everything You Say To It; Here's How To Delete

Anthem among health insurers refusing to pay ER bills, doctors say

Authorities Are Using A “Mysterious New Tool” That Can Unlock Virtually Any Cellphone

Ancient ring belonging to Pontius Pilate, man who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion, found near Bethlehem

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Flaky Future of the Democratic Party

Andrew McCabe Authorized Media Leaks, Misled Investigators claims report

Anthem Kneelers and Wife Beaters

Another Week, Another Black Man Taken Down by White Liberals

A spectacularly failed strategy from Justice Ginsburg

Agency that Made Gillette’s Woke, Anti-Man Ad Filled with Radical Feminists, Anti-Trumpers

Artificial intelligence thinks your face is full of data. Could it actually unmask you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1/16 - NEWS UPDATES

A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Will Cross Over America On January 20th, the 2nd Anniversary Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Abbas denies Jewish history, again

#AbolishICE “Abolished” Mollie Tibbetts; The greatest monument to Mollie is not a tombstone, but a wall

Anti-Police Propaganda In Our Schools; The War on Cops enters America's classrooms

Abortion advocate and aggressive supporter of same-sex marriage appointed to top UN human rights post

Amazon makes a killing on electricity rates paid for by the rural poor

Anatoli Samochornov, translator at Trump Tower Meeting, Personally Served Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, President Obama

Angel Mom wants to know how many more murders will it take to secure the border

Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes for praising Winston Churchill

Astronaut Scott Kelly Now Has Different DNA Than His Identical Twin Brother After One Year In Space

Antidepressants cause suicidal thoughts in young people; why is it such a stretch to believe they can also cause murderous tendencies?

Alabama top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Ann Coulter: The True History of Millstone Babies

Asia Bibi and 1400 Years of Muhammad 'Blasphemers'

Abortion and assisted suicide are human rights, according to UN panel

ACTA 2.0 - The End Of Freedom On The Internet

Anti-Trump Riots are a Smoke Screen The Real Goal – Eliminate the Electoral College

American Psychological Association Issues New Guidelines That Say “Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys”

Afghanistan: The Taxpayer Money Pit

Assessing The Nonverbal Messaging between President Trump and the response from Schumer and Pelosi

America’s Health Care System Has Become One Of The World’s Largest Money Making Scams

Alkhateeb Talks About Using Public Schools to Convert America to Islam

Monday, January 14, 2019

WILKERSON WARNINGS

Pastor David Wilkerson claimed that he was not a prophet but a watchman on the wall.

I am not a prophet, and I refuse to allow anyone to put that tag on me. But I am a watchman. Just one of many in this nation who now warn Americans to get ready for persecution and judgment. --Racing Toward Judgment, 1976

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The auto industry is going to be hurt badly. --The Vision, 1973

GM to fire 15% of salaried workers, close 7 plants

Global Auto Industry Collapse Continues As October EU Data Shows No Relief

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The Pope will be considered more of a political than a spiritual leader . . . --The Vision, 1973

Popelitical: Francis, a throwback to the days when the pope was a primarily a political leader

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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. --The Vision, 1973

Denominations Join Forces to Battle New Tax on Churches

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Appliance inventories will pile up, and sales will fall off dramatically. --The Vision, 1973

Overflowing With Excess Inventory, US Companies Turn To Truck Trailers

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I believe we are going to witness the bankruptcies of some of this nation's major and most popular corporations. --The Vision, 1973

America's Largest Bridal-Chain Prepares For Bankruptcy After Skipped Debt Payment

With 90,000 Jobs At Stake, Bankrupt Sears May Shut As Many As 400 Stores

Victoria's Secret: Sex Isn’t Selling, The Lingerie Empire Risks Collapse

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The entire nation will tremble with economic and social upheaval. . . . Pensioners will suffer the most. --Racing Toward Judgment, 1973

Lawmakers Leak Plan For $3 Billion Pension-Fund Bailout

Illinois' Other Debt Disaster: $73 Billion Unfunded State Retiree Health Benefits

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An inevitable sign of judgment is the loss of national will and an unwillingness to defend against oncoming tides. Security systems are the first to fail . . . We will soon be unable to detect the enemy forces at our gates. --Racing Toward Judgment, 1976

"No Wall In Any Form" claims Schumer

Trump Vows To Send Millitary, Close Southern Border To Block Migrants; Dems demand open borders

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Prepare for the coming persecution. Prepare to face these ‘hate Christ’ clubs in school. In many places, Christian young people who take an open stand for Christ will be verbally stoned by those their own age. --The Vision, 1973

John McTernan: “Christian student senator at UC Berkeley harassed for abstaining from pro-LGBTQ vote” Very soon Christians will not be able to speak on campuses. In fact, they will be in physical danger. This is almost the condition right now. (scroll down)

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God is going to judge America for its . . . child molestations . . . --Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth, 1985

Unmitigated Child Porn Results In Apple Pulling Tumblr From App St

Report: Priest pedophilia is on the rise again, linked to homosexuality

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It is not really a depression I see coming -- but a recession of such magnitude that it will affect the lifestyle of nearly every wage earner in America and around the world. Countries that now control huge amounts of Western currency are going to be in very deep trouble also. --The Vision, 1973

IMF Warns World "Dangerously Unprepared" For Upcoming Global Recession

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According to biblical prophets, one of the most significant flash points of judgment is “when your men become as women.” It seems we now have multitudes who say, “Don’t call me male or female, call me person.” Tragically, this emphasis on personhood has created a generation of neurotics with no respect for God-ordained roles. --Racing Toward Judgment, 1976

Celine Dion launches clothing line that ‘liberates children from traditional roles of boy/girl’

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TV comedy shows will become bolder and bolder in poking fun at Christ and true Christians. Comedy writers will mete out blow after blow through comedy shows designed to put down sacred traditions. Eventually these shows will be punctuated with four-letter words, and anything will go. Television programming will become absolutely blasphemous and millions of unbelievers will be able to sit in front of their TV sets laughing and mocking as subjects once considered sacred are undermined. . . . The worst is yet to come! --The Vision, 1973

New CBS Sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ Decried as ‘Hollywood Mockery of Christians’

Friday, January 11, 2019

1/11 - NEWS UPDATES

Health Officials Fear Setbacks in Effort to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Millions of locusts black out the sun in parts of Mexico devastating crops and agriculture

North America Is Rattling: There Have Been 81 Significant Earthquakes In Alaska So Far In 2019

Yellowstone update - Mary Greeley

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Sadiq Khan Warns Silicon Valley on ‘Hate Speech’ and Fake News, Blames Donald Trump

Sarah Jeong compared to Roseanne Barr

Satanism Is Experiencing Explosive Growth In America

Satan-Worshipping Girls Arrested, Allegedly Planned to Kill Classmates, Drink their Blood

Scandinavian Women Murdered in Morocco Were Victims of the Left

Scary ‘New’ Tick Has US Officials Worried

Scientists Develop Molecule That Can Finally Help Stop Arthritis From Wearing Down Joints

Scientists have finally discovered why wombat poop is cubed

Scott Wallace has given millions to prevent human life

SCOTUS set to limit states’ power to seize property used by criminals when committing crimes — led by Neil Gorsuch

Seattle News Editor Allegedly Doctored Video of Trump's Speech to Make Him Look Orange and Crazy

Sharyl Attkisson wonders why other news sites don’t trigger a ‘warning’ from Facebook

She’s Going To the Supreme Court to Stop Biological Males From Going Into the Girl’s Room

Sierra Nevada Snowpack On Track To Collapse 79%, New Study Warns

Signs Of Coming Collapse: Citizens Worldwide Revolt Against Taxation and Illegal Aliens

Social Media Linked To Loneliness And Depression, New Study Finds

Soledad O’Brien calls Robert Spencer “white supremacist,” discovers he isn’t, quietly deletes tweet without apology

Steele-ing an Election

Students Hate Obama, Schumer, Clinton Immigration And Border Wall Quotes When Told They’re From Trump

Study: More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot

Sugary Drinks a Big Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Suicide Rates Soar Among American Workers

Suicides, Overdoses And Diabetes: US Life Expectancy Falls For 3rd Straight Year

‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Will Cross Over America On January 20th, the 2nd Anniversary Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Swiss sex assault victim is charged with assault after slapping Muslim migrant who attacked her



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

BY THE THOUSANDS

1,000 children abused by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania

1,375 well sourced examples of Barack Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

2,000 planes have vanished near Area 51 in the past 60 years

5,500 women came to Illinois to have an abortion last year amid growing restrictions in the Midwest

6,000 to 10,000 churches in the U.S. are dying each year”

8,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens Released Into U.S. in 2017

19,000 tweets erased by . . . (scroll down)

25,000 Chinese spies in U.S.

47,238 Gun Incidents In The U.S In 2018

72,410 children separated from their illegal immigrant parents by . . . Obama

106,000 ideas from public to Trump to cut waste

700,000 Americans dead from drug overdoses from 1999 to 2017

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1000s of Gaza Hamas Thugs Attack Israel for $100 a Day

1000s show up to Trump rally in Indiana in largest Ford Center crowd ever

1000s of Iranians granted citizenship by Obama during his terrible nuclear deal negotiations

1000s of criminals given DACA protection by Obama

1000s Express Outrage At Hit Piece Over Heisman Winner’s Tweets From When He Was 15

1000s Of People In Sweden Are Willingly Microchipping Their Own Hands, And It Is Part Of The “Transhuman” Movement That Is Sweeping The Globe

1000s of fish sea turtles, manatees and other marine life died from massive algae bloom in Florida

1000s Flee Chicago For Safer Areas Of The Country As America’s Third Largest City Becomes A Gang-Infested Wasteland

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

VATICAN VIEWS

Pope Calls Plastics Littering Oceans An ‘Emergency’

Pope changes Catechism to contradict natural law and the deposit of Faith

Pope claims the Death Penalty Is ‘Inhuman’, ‘Contrary to the Gospel’

Pope Compares Vatican Whistleblower to Satan

Pope Decries Governments Turning Earth Into Vast Pile Of "Rubble, Deserts, and Refuse"

Pope has broken with previous popes, causing ‘heresies, schisms,' claims Vatican theologian

Pope is protecting cadre of gay seminarians in Honduras, claims Cardinal

Pope knowingly gave Vatican apartment to gay priest later caught in cocaine-fuelled orgy

Pope Likens Child Abuse Victims to a 'Pack of Wild Dogs'

Pope Likens Himself to Suffering Christ, Who Responded to Satan with Silence

Pope quips "I am the devil" next to John Paul

Pope Refers To Victims Of Catholic Priest Sexual Assault As ‘Accusers’ And Calls On Bishops To ‘Protect Our Mother’ Church

Pope Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis reportedly told gay man that “God made you that way and loves you as you are,” indicating acceptance of homosexuality to a new level

Pope Rewrites Catholicism ... and the Bible

Pope Says Accusations Against Him Are an Attack on the Church

Pope Says Christians Murdered By Muslims Are ‘Testament’ To God’s Plan For ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ Between Christians And Muslims

Pope says he received a ‘sign from God’ through Chinese bishops after Viganò testimony

Pope Says Virgin Mary Stands by the ‘Deported’

Pope Says Western World "Has Moral Responsibility" To Let In More Migrants

Pope suggests the archbishop who blew the whistle on priest child rapists is worse than the rapists

Monday, January 7, 2019

A STUDY IN FEAR AND WISDOM, REBELLION AND DESTRUCTION

Here is some guidance from God's Word:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom . . . --Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom . . . --Proverbs 9:10

The word "fear" (Strong's H3374) has several meanings, two of which are "respect" and "reverence."

The word "wisdom" (Strong's H2451) has several meanings also, including "shrewdness," "wisely," "prudence," and "skillfully."

Davis Dictionary of the Bible has this entry on wisdom:

One of the three departments of knowledge among the Hebrews, the other two being the law and prophecy. The law presents the commandments and claims of Jehovah to man; prophecy passes judgment on conduct in the light of God's revealed will and explains the object of God's dealings with men; wisdom seeks by observation, experience, and reflection to know things in their essence and reality as they stand related to man and God. Wisdom proceeds from man, and is the product of his own experience and observation. But while it is a human effort, it recognizes that a good understanding is the gift of God, and it postulates the fear of God, and obedience to his commands as its first principle (Ps 111:10, Prov. 9:10, Ecc 12:13)(1)

Here is a warning from God's Word:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. --1 Samuel 15:23

This rebuke was from the prophet Samuel to King Saul, and is recorded for our admonition (2).

1 Samuel 15 records that the Lord commanded King Saul to completely destroy the Amalekites and why. But Saul did not obey; he only partially completed what he was sent to do. The Lord turned from Saul, and the prophet Samuel spoke the words of the Lord to Saul that he was rejected from being Israel's king.

The Lord lifted His Spirit from King Saul, and shortly thereafter (16:14) an evil spirit came into Saul's life and troubled him until his death. His servants noticed the change in Saul immediately (16:15). Saul became filled with a kind of anger that turned into rage and then hate with malice that led to an intent to do harm, so that he not only tried to murder the future King David (18:11, 19:10), but also his own son Jonathan (20:33).

By rebelling against God, Saul opened himself up not only to demonic harassment, but to demonic attachment.

With the Lord's Spirit gone from Saul, he was no longer able to effectively defend Israel. The Philistines challenged Israel in the Valley of Elah by sending Goliath to taunt Israel. 1 Samuel 17:11 records that when Saul heard Goliath's taunts he was 'greatly afraid.'

Saul was powerless. And the Philistines would continue to harass Saul until the end of his life, and, indeed, were the cause of his death.

On the eve of his (unbeknownst to him) last confrontation with the Philistines, Saul, bereft of the Spirit of God, chose to consult a witch (28:7).

The fascinating account is found in 1 Samuel 28.

Saul, in disguise, consulted the witch at Endor. He asked her to 'bring up' Samuel from the grave so that he might speak to the prophet. The witch, fearing a trap, was reluctant, but with his insistence, did so.

However, when Samuel appeared, the witch screamed in terror!

Why? Wasn't she expecting this since she was calling for him?

No! She was not. She was expecting to see a demon impersonating the dead prophet, hence her alarm when the real prophet appeared. She knew right then and there that only the Holy God of Israel, Jehovah, could have done this.

She witnessed the terrifying conversation between Saul and Samuel. Because Saul had dared to consult a witch regarding the outcome of the battle between the Philistines and Israel, Saul would die in the battle that he had no choice but to face. And not only Saul, but also his sons, so that no heir would be left to claim the throne as Saul's replacement. This would include David's beloved friend and son of Saul, Jonathan.

Saul had fallen so far from the Lord in his rebellion that he had consulted what God had forbidden - a witch - to find what might be the outcome of Israel's future.

Let there be an understanding here -- the presence of witches and witchcraft is a sign of utter rebellion and distance from God.

E.W. Bullinger, in his study of numbers in the Bible, wrote this about the number 13 and its association with rebellion:

". . . every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea."

King Saul's life is recorded in Scripture as an example: for embracing rebellion against God, he lost the presence of God in his life, he lost his dream (to remain king), his rebellion opened the door to a murderous evil spirit, he tried to kill his own son. and all because he traded obedience to God for rebellion against God.

The fear of the Lord is a person willing to be obedient to God and accept His teachings and His Word, and such a humbleness to submit to God's Will and God's Way will produce a conduct and conversation of wisdom. Such a life of wisdom does not open oneself up to demonic influences (or worse, attachments), for only God is capable, because of His omnipotence, to help those who choose to follow Him navigate the minefields the enemy of our soul, Satan, places in this world.

Though the Bible does have its 'thou shalt' and 'thou shalt nots,' which serve as guides and a kind of map, there is more.

Jesus said in John 14:9, ". . . he that hath seen me hath seen the Father."

"Life is a Journey" -- we see that saying all the time. For a born-again believer, there is the opportunity to know the mapmaker, and to be in a relationship with the Savior and guardian of our souls, Jesus.

The only way to be in a relationship with Jesus is to accept Him and submit to doing things His way.

If ye love me, keep my commandments. --John 14:15

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. --John 14:21

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. --John 14:23

Submission is the opposite of rebellion. Submission to Jesus, thus God, is to show love. Rebellion is refusing to submit, and thus refusing to love.

Much of America's moral doctrine today is a refusal to submit. In fact, such an admonition, encouragement to submit to the teachings of Jesus, is often met with anger and 'how dare you!'

Rejection of submission to Jesus creates a vacuum and something must fill it; therefore, it is only logical that rejection of Jesus creates a vacuum that pulls in Satan and the forces associated with his dark kingdom.

Each person must have principles, and our conduct reflects what those principles are, even if we are unable (or unwilling) to actually articulate precisely what those principles encompass.

Our conduct reflects what we value.

Will we value life? If the answer is 'no,' the person that does not value life will manifest cursing, abuse, rape, and murder.

Cain did not value his brother Abel's life, and was willing to murder him.

A woman who wants an abortion does not value a beginning life, thus she is willing to terminate that unborn child.

When someone rejects life as a value for himself, he will reject it as an important value for others as well.

And though this is difficult for many to accept, the Bible recognizes that once a person rejects the value of life of another and commits murder, that person forfeits the right to live any further. Genesis 9:6 indicates that the death penalty is appropriate for a person who murders.

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Will we value chasteness? If the answer is 'no," the person who does not value chasteness will manifest debauchery, acceptance of pornography, molestation and rape.

Will we value blessing others, or cursing? To curse another is to wish or call for harm upon someone. But to carry out an evil deed, one must call upon evil, and that is where demons can come in. If a person begins to hate another person, (like Saul hated David), it can lead to wishing for death to come to that person (like Saul wanted David dead). Saul hated David and wanted David dead, so Saul actually put David in direct confrontation with the Philistines, hoping the Philistines would get the best of David and kill him. But when that didn't work, Saul became obsessed with the idea of hunting David down and killing David himself. In fact, Saul had a number of men killed for the 'crime' of helping David when David was on the run from Saul.

As Saul's story shows, when wanting evil to befall another (cursing), demonic entities can come into the situation, but not necessarily into the object of the curse, but rather into the curser who can become obsessed with the idea of fulfilling the curse himself. When Saul's plot with the Philistines failed, he sought ways to do the deed himself. But the malevolence now upon him did not stop with David -- it expanded to his own son Jonathan. Saul tried to kill Jonathan because he came to believe that whosoever was not with him in his mission to kill David must be against him, and was now an enemy, too.

Saul's life shows us that three possible outcomes of rebellion is demonic attachment, madness, and obsession to murder.

So what are the qualities of a life in submission to God?

" . . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." (Galatians 5: 22, 23)

How do we obtain the fruit of the Spirit?

By being filled with the Holy Spirit.

How do we get filled with the Holy Spirit?

By accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, and then he sends the Comforter.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. --John 14:26

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: --John 15:26

A person decides either to accept Jesus, or reject Jesus. And for those who reject Jesus, SOMETHING will be the downfall of that man.

But Jesus gives more than just 'minefield avoidance.' He gives peace, even in the midst of the storm. His calming the waves on the sea of Galilee was an object lesson.

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! --Matthew 8:23-27

A life of fear (respect, reverence) for the Lord leads to submission to the Lord, which means instead of defying and denying the Lord, we defy and deny ourselves of what we would want to do in a situation if it is contrary to the Word of God.

This decision to submit and obey is rewarded with a life that has speech and conduct that reflects wisdom.

In the common vernacular, that person has their act together!

A life that doesn't want to submit to God, which is rebellion, will lead to destruction, and the Bible shows that that destruction is often not limited to ourselves -- it can utterly destroy those around us, those that we love.

Sadly, this is also the story of any nation that rejects God. Israel rejected God, and that rejection led to rebellion, and that rebellion eventually led to the open worship of Baal and witchcraft when Ahab and Jezebel came to power in Israel.

And what we are seeing here now in America isn't really all that dissimilar.

Michael Snyder has written at his blog about the rapid increase of Satan worship here in America, and USA Today reported recently that there are now more witches than Presbyterians in America.

Woe!!

When a man rebels against God, he remakes God into his own image, to make Him more inclusive to the values that fallen man (or woman) want. Then the only path through the crucified and risen Savior is dismissed, and suddenly there are multiple "inclusive" paths to God.

This is a lie!

It is Satan's oldest lie, first whispered to Eve in the Garden of Eden when he told her that eating fruit from the forbidden tree was a path to becoming a god, and mean, grumpy God just didn't want her to take it.

The Apostle John said of Satan, ". . . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44)

So the truth is that there aren't multiple paths to God the Father, there is only one -- through Jesus; but there are multiple paths to Hell.

And A LOT of people are headed that way.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat --Matthew 7:13

Only each person knows within himself if he has truly accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Some are really good fakers. They've got the talk and the appearance of a pretty good walk down pat. But the day will come when they will be outed as frauds.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. --Matthew 7:22, 23

It will be too late to repent of those lies then!

Wisdom is the result of a person who fears the lord, but ruin is the end of those in rebellion, even if it is only to that person. We won't know the specifics along the way, but the Bible does tell us the ultimate fate of the only two choices we have.

We can either chose fear of the Lord and have wisdom and thus life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10), or we can choose rebellion, and have a life of ruin as we enter into eternal destruction (Revelation 20, 21:8, 22:15).

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. --1 John 5:20

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1) A Dictionary of the Bible by John D. Davis, Baker Book House, 1955, pg 821
2) Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. --I Corinthians 10:11