Friday, April 10, 2015

at the door...

“…not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”

Revelation 22:17 to the world:
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
Revelation 3:20 to the church:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

On NBC’s Today show this morning they played the 911 tapes recorded when a stalker/burglar was breaking into Sandra Bullock’s Los Angeles home recently. Sandra retreated into her bedroom and into the closet behind a “safe door,” a door presumably able to keep any intruder out.  The talking heads comments summarized were: “what a terrible frightening  thing to happen!” Willie Geist opined how frightening it must be to have someone on the other side of your door that might do harm to you or your family. And who would disagree? Yet…

In this small and dangerous world of sinners we are increasingly vulnerable to all manner of premeditated assaults on or persons and property. But many who are aware that our streets and even neighborhoods are dangerous have not realized the real dangers to the entire nation. Most of us have very limited access to the ears of our national leaders, and many of us just don’t concern ourselves with what is happening amongst the nations. If we were to look at the nations as individuals it should be seen clearly that some are not inclined to be friendly to others. While Israel and others want to be our friends and allies in this lifetime, others want to annihilate us. In Gaza, the West Bank, in Hebron and Ramallah AND in Iran the word on the street is: “Death to America.” That is not code. That is the sincere desire of those who chant it AND THE PLAN of those who lead them. But we call Islam a religion of peace and only “hijacked” by radicals who misunderstand Islam and twist the words of the Koran.

Islam is more than at the America’s front door. Islam is in the White House. Our nation’s founders never envisioned such a thing. In their minds and writings religion started and ended with those naming Jesus as Lord, Savior and God’s Son. Of gentile Christians Paul wrote: “… once ye did walk according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience…” Can we see that gentiles today who reject Jesus the Son of God the Father are truly sons of disobedience and do walk according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in them.

Friends, if it looks, walks and quacks like a duck… it is not a dove. In the case of Islam it looks like a monster. Can there be ANY DOUBT AT ALL that muslims are sons of disobedience? I fear those calling themselves christians and allowing muslims to be a religion of peace are at the least deceived and many do not know the real Jesus of Bethlehem and Nazareth whom claim as their own. Those in high places and low who say Islam is a religion of peace look like the ostrich with their heads in the sand. Muslims know better, Islam is an oppressive political system with religious form. Their leaders wield human power (brutally) while claiming divine power. Islam is a bully. Their leaders are liars, and their religious laws encourage lying as a strategy and tactic to advance their caliphate.


Real peace, true peace comes from God in the Messiah. It is offered by God as a gift, not coerced by force. It is of the truth and offered by God with NO deceit, NONE.


In this world amongst those who reject the Messiah Jesus, world peace comes from God by the agency of His servants who rule and “bear the sword.” World peace is maintained by vigilant people and nations who desire to live in tranquility. Yet He has given man freedom and some men abuse it, some want only war. God IS in control and is carrying out His Plan For those who  abuse their freedom God raises up Presidents, Prime Ministers, congresses and Parliaments, even Politburos and their armed/police forces. Why then do some like Iran and their surrogates ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and the Muslim Brotherhood rule and bear the sword? Because men are free and choose evil rather than good. If Jesus is not your Lord and Savior I fear you will not see the difference. In Islam an evil spirit rules, in God’s church the Holy Spirit is Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: 4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them.

1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.

As one preacher said, even “the devil is God’s devil, and He (God) has him (the devil) on a short leash.” So we should not worry, “be anxious for nothing!” Jesus is Lord, and He is Lord of all! And for we who believe and receive Him, Jesus the Messiah is our peace!


John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. NKJV

John 14:27  I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn't like the peace that this world can give (is giving you). So don't be worried or afraid. CEV

Those faithful to God have ALWAYS found the Savior’s peace, even in the midst of the war and tribulations of the moment. But let’s not think that those who are unfaithful and unbelieving have God’s shalom (peace) or can give us God’s shalom. Under the hand of God and for this present world they may help keep the world’s peace, or they may seek to destroy the world’s peace. But in Jesus our Rock, our shield and buckler our high tower we have peace that the world cannot give, and that the world cannot take away!
Jesus is the Prince OF peace!
Glory, Hallelu Yah, Hallelu Yah Yeshua !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isaiah 9:6  For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa. 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt. 28:18; Luke 2:11.]

Psalm 18:2  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Deuteronomy 32:31  Even our enemies know that only our God is a Mighty Rock.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

(Psalm 91:1-16)



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