Terrific Potential

Oh my, this is such an awesome example of the love of God! Just wanted to share this and hope that it encourages anyone who may be falling prey to the accusations of our adversary, the devil…

 

 

Terrific Potential

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11
 (NIV)

 

A shoe manufacturer decided to open his business to the Congo market and sent a salesman to the underdeveloped country.

 

The salesman wrote, “Prospect here nil. No one wears shoes.”

 

The manufacturer wrote back, “Market potential terrific! Everyone is barefooted.”

 

At times, all we see is our faults and failures, and we convince ourselves the prospect of our spiritual success is nil.

 

Fortunately, we have a God who sees not only our past and present sins and mistakes; but He also sees our hopeful future, that one day we will be

finally renewed and eternally with Him!

 

He has the ability to see the big picture and understand that our earthly struggles with our human nature will end once and for all when He returns for us. If we would keep that in the forefront of our mind, we might never lose hope.

 

We cannot let the enemy constantly remind us of our failures and convince us that our shortcomings define who we are.

 

Instead, we have to meditate on God’s Word, allowing Him to renew our hope that one day we will be like Him.

 

by David Jeremiah

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The Fellowship of Believers

The Fellowship of Believers

I received a newsletter in the mail that contained this article. It was written by a great preacher and teacher of the gospel, Dr. J. Vernon McGee. Dr. McGee is in heaven now, but his teaching lives on. I was so inspired by this article that I thought I would share it with my internet friends….

 

James 2:1
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

 

“Have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ” should be “Hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Notice that James is His half brother according to the flesh, but he gives Him here the full name, “our Lord Jesus Christ.” And he calls Him “the Lord of glory.” Here is a strong assertion of the deity of Christ. I know of no one who was in a better position to determine the deity of Christ than a younger brother of the Lord Jesus who was brought up in the same home with Him. Frankly, I think James is in a better position to speak on the deity of Christ than some theologian sitting in a swivel chair in a musty library, removed from the reality of even his own day. Such a man is really far removed from the reality of the first century and the home in which Jesus was raised. Therefore, I go along with James, if you don’t mind. He is the “Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.”

 

What James is telling us here is not to profess faith in Christ and at the same time be a spiritual snob. Don’t join some little clique in the church. All believers are brethren in the body of Christ, whatever their denomination. There is a fellowship of believers; friendship should never be over them as a banner. James is addressing the total community of believers—the rich, the poor, the common people, the high, the low, the bond and the free, the Jew and the Gentile, the Greek and the barbarian, male and female. They are all one when they are in the body of Christ. There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowshp are the legal tender among believers.

 

James says, “Don’t hold your faith with respect of persons.” If you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ and another person belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ, he is your brother. Furthermore, if a sinner comes into your assembly or you otherwise come into contact with him, remember that he is a human being for whom Christ died. He stands at the foot of the cross, just as you stand at the foot of the cross.

 

The Old Testament taught Israel not to regard the person of the rich or of the poor. God, in the Mosaic system, cautioned: “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor” (Leviticus 19:15). Simon Peter learned this lesson at Joppa when God let down from heaven the sheet full of unclean animals and commanded him to eat of them. Peter concluded from that experience, “…Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34).

Calling the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”

As I sat in Bible study on Tuesday morning listening to our teaching leader proclaiming the goodness of the Lord to a group of about 200 women, my mind began to wander through the pages of my life over recent years. I know personally that God is good; I did not need someone else to tell me so. God healed me from a sickness that I thought was going to take me home to heaven. God spared me from destruction due to some of my own foolish choices. God had mercy on me when everyone else was struggling in the fallen economy. God protected my children from the dangers of the world in which they are forced to live. God provided a job for my husband after he was laid off of the job from which we thought he would retire. God saved my home when we thought we were headed for foreclosure. He did all those wonderful things for me, and on top of that, He died for me. Over 2000 years ago, God Himself came to the earth in the form of a baby, lived a sinless life, and died a criminal’s death to pay a debt of sin that He did not owe, and one that I could never repay. He took every nasty thought, every evil deed, every bad attitude, all my bad behavior, every lie that I have ever told, every sin that I have ever committed, and He bore them on His body so that I could be reconciled back to Him after my sin entered the world. God has been so good to me.

So, I sat there. I tried to keep the tears that were falling down my face from showing to the others around me. The words that fell on my ears touched a deep place in my heart and I could hardly contain myself. I remember the pain of my situation, and how I had to call on the Lord to save me from myself. I thought I could not bear any more trials. I thought that my heartbreak was too severe to ever heal. I thought I was all alone in the world. Thank God that He spoke to me in that still, small voice, and said “Call unto Me…”

Lord, I have been calling on you every day since I was two, I thought to myself. But this was different. It seemed that the Lord was tugging on the strings of my heart to pull me into a more intimate relationship with Him. It seems to me that He wanted more out of me. He did not want more works, I had done it all…I sang in the choir, I taught Sunday School, I volunteered any time the prayer team needed a body, I led worship, I had done it all. What He did want from me was for me to call on Him. I believe that the Lord wanted me to pour out my heart to Him. It was not that He did not know the content and the cares of my heart. Of course He did. But the Bible says that we are to pray without ceasing. Well, I had gotten to the level of despondency that gave way for my flesh to control my being. I was too hurt, tired and depressed to pray. But the Lord kept pulling on the strings of my heart. I could not rest until I cried out to the Lord.

Praise the Lord, He brought me through it all. His Word is true. He showed me “..great and mighty things…” which I certainly did not know. I would not have known that He was such a Deliverer had I never been in bondage. I would not have known that He was as great a Healer had I never been sick. I would not have known His power as a Provider had I never been in need. God has been good to me. That I do know…

Comfort in Knowing That God Cares For Me

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (KJV)

For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope. (NASB)

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)

No matter how you slice it, no matter what translation or version it comes from, the bottom line is that God cares. As I read over this verse time and time again, I began to think of all the situations down through the years that I have endured and I pitied myself because I thought that each of those situations would be the one that would end my entire world. But God brought me through them all. Whether it was a broken heart, a devastating sin, the loss of a loved one, deep depression, financial distress, or overwhelming odds that may have been stacked against me, God saw me through. He never let me quit, He didn’t let me die, He didn’t give up on me even when I gave up on Him. His track record with me is impeccable. My track record with Him is horrific. But I am so glad that my goodness is not required for His love. He loves me with a love that unconditional in the truest sense of the word.

It is wonderful to know that God thinks of me. While I am not thinking of Him, He is thinking of me. God considers my welfare and all that it entails. He knows of my need for food, shelter, clothing, companionship, love, and spiritual nourishment. God gives me hope. He predestined before the beginning of time that I would have an “expected end”. I would have a “future”. I would have hope.

Joel 2:32 says ” And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered.” I have found myself bound in some situations that were so desperately unpleasant, as I am sure every human being has at some point in life. How wonderful it is to know that in those desperate times, I can call on the Name of the Lord, and in His Word, He promises that I will be delivered! Praise the Lord.

Psalm 4:1 says “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness…” Did you hear that? I can call Him. Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” If I call Him, He will answer. He did not say that I would like the answer or get the answer that I expect, but He will answer me nevertheless. That sounds like a loving parent whose child calls them, and though the parent may not be able to give the child exactly what they want, they will always give the child an answer. Our God is so kind and so sweet.

I remember thinking many years ago how God never takes time off from us the way that we have to take time off sometimes. I mean, He never takes a coffee break, never takes a lunch break, never calls in sick, is never late, never goes on vacation, and never leaves us for a second. Hebrews 13:5 says “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee…” God cares for you and for me.

A Loving Confrontation

1 Corinthians 5:1-11

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

I recently spoke with a friend from high school whom I had not seen or heard of in years. I moved away from my hometown many years ago, so it is rare that I ever encounter anyone with whom I went to school. This friend looked me up and gave me a call. For a few minutes, it was good to reminisce about old times and some of the funny, ridiculous, and sometimes dangerous things we did back in the day. That only lasted a few minutes, however, because my friend shared the fact that they were co-habitating with a person to whom they are not married. A child has been produced from the relationship, and things have gotten really complicated. My heart began to break as I listened to the details of this situation. I wanted to spare my friend’s feelings and just be a shoulder to cry on, but I knew deep down in my heart that was not what God would want me to do in this situation. I knew that the Word that is hidden in my heart had to be shared with this person for whom I have always had such a deep affection, because the most loving thing that one can do is to tell the ones that they love THE TRUTH.

So, for a moment, I wrestled in my mind with what I should say. Finally, the Holy Spirit pressed upon me hard enough that I had no choice but to tell my friend that God is not pleased with the present living arrangements. God wants a holy, sanctified marriage for them, but He will not tolerate sin. My friend shared with me how God had given them peace with their situation. I told my friend that the peace that they felt was not the peace of God. Satan will give us a sense of peace when we are in sin. Why? I’m glad you asked. He does that because he wants to keep us in sin. Do you notice how relationships such as the one I am describing are very good until the couple decides to get married? As soon as they get married, the enemy begins to attack them.

I know, sometimes sin seems and feels good. The Bible makes us aware of that in Hebrews 11:24-25, when it talks about Moses’ choice to follow the Lord over sin:

“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;”

My friend’s next concern was for the child that was produced through this relationship. This child would be separated from one parent or the other if they did not continue the living arrangement. I could only say that they should have considered that before they decided to produce a child outside of God’s design. Mind you, I am very aware of the effects of divorce and all of that, but God is very serious when it comes to sexual sin. This couple already has so many consequences that they will suffer because of this ungodly relationship. This child will suffer because of their ungodly relationship. Now, one of the partners has heard the truth from God’s Word concerning their choices, so they are responsible for that truth from this point on.

I am pleased to say (since our conversation, but not necessarily because of it; that was all GOD!) that this couple has chosen to live in separate households until they decide to get married (if they decide to get married). I am happy about that. That, however, is not even my point. My point is that sometimes as believers, we encounter situations such as this and we clam up for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. We would rather spare our brothers’ feelings here on earth and watch them go straight to hell than to hurt their feelings a little now and possibly spare them from eternal damnation. Proverbs 27:5-6 says “Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” A real friend would tell a real friend the truth, no matter what. Watching someone, especially a brother or sister in Christ, following the wrong path shows no love whatsoever. What it shows is a lack of love and concern for the brethren.

Say What You Mean and Stand By What You Say!

“…let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”
James 5:12

Recently while flipping channels, I came across one of the latest discussions going on amongst those on daytime tv. Apparently, a rather famous host of a daytime talk show made a comment about a reporter who works for another network. The comment was on the “skimpiness” of the reporter’s outfits while appearing on national television. Apparently the reporter had dealt with a stalker prior to this, and the daytime host suggested that such provocative clothing may sometimes provoke unwanted advances from the opposite gender.
Prior to that, another reporter from a major network commented on someone’s style of dress while reporting a certain story. The executives from the network were not happy about those comments and took action. The reporter apologized to the target of the comments, and life went on.

These are only two of the instances where a person made a judgment, and bowed to the pressure of those around them to back off of their positions. The first story where the host suggested that provocative clothing may draw unwanted attention caught my attention because I agreed with the host whole heartedly. The news is full of rape and sexual assault. I know that rape and any kind of forced sexual activity is wrong, it is illegal, and it is horrifying to think that any woman may have to endure it. I, however, want the ladies who may be reading this to think for just a second: how much of the unwanted attention that you may endure is your own doing? I mean, is your attire such that men, who are visual creatures, by the way, would be drawn to your body? If so, are you exposing so much that a man who has no self-control would be tempted by you? I am not excusing any man who has violated a woman. That is not the point. The point is that as women we have to take some of the responsibility on ourselves. We have to look in the mirror and ask ourselves what our motives are when we get dressed to go out in public. If our motives are to attract the attention of the opposite gender, then we should not be offended when we accomplish our goal.

But that is also not my point. I want to get back to the two people who called out the two other people about the way that they were dressed. If I had made such a statement, especially on national television, I think I would have stood by my comments. If I tell you that your outfit is too skimpy, and that the guy who has been following you around when you are out at night is drawn to your skimpy attire, I will stand by that. I believe that is correct thinking. I believe that women who leave little to the imagination bear some of the responsibility for the attention that they draw, and I will not move from that position.

It amazes me how little women are wearing to church these days. Oh my goodness! Cleavage, thighs, arms, and backs are exposed for all the world to see in church these days. I remember when I was a little girl, my grandmother used to take me to church every Sunday and she made sure that I was dressed appropriately. Not only was I completely covered, but I even had to wear hose! We didn’t wear shoes with open toes, we did not wear pants, and we certainly would never be caught dead in church in halter tops, tank tops and shorts. My grandmother was of the position that first of all, God’s house is to be revered. No way would one who really wanted to honor the Lord with their whole being walk into His house for worship dressed like they just came from the park or a baseball game! Second, my grandmother would have said that you don’t distract the men in the church from doing their service to the Lord by going in there with your cleavage out and splits in your skirt so high until your panty lines can be seen! It is utterly ridiculous how women dress going to church these days. But I digress, once again…

I will not move from my opinion. My yea is yea on this. I have three beautiful daughters and though I am not quite as rigid as my grandmother was, there are some things that I will not compromise. My girls wear dresses that are long enough to cover them. There will never be any cleavage shown when they are going to church with me. I normally do not let them wear open toes, but sometimes it is just too hot where we live to stick to that one…but the point that I am making is that I will not waver.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The old things that we used to do, including the old way that we used to dress, will pass away when we ask the Lord to come into our lives and be the Lord and Master. He can change our hearts, our minds, our attitudes, our opinions and the way we dress if we surrender those things to Him. God is faithful to us, even when we are not faithful to Him.

Romans 10:9-10 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

All Black People Did Not Vote for Barack Obama…

 

….and I am one of them.

 

There. I said it. I am proud to be a black woman because that is what God made me, but just because I am a black woman does not mean that I automatically have to support the election of a black person into an office for which I feel he is severely unqualified. I listened carefully to what Mr. Obama did and did not say during his campaign and I knew that he was not going to uphold the issues about which I feel very strongly. Those issues will be detailed later in this article.

 

Hebrews 13:17 says “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves…” (KJV)I have no choice but to obey the laws and statutes that make up the constitution of the United States. I am convicted by God to obey laws, unless of course, those laws force me to disobey God. Under no circumstances will I willingly submit to something that God has forbidden, if I know about it. But all things being equal, I am convicted by God to obey traffic laws, pay my taxes, do not violate anyone’s person, do not take anything that does not belong to me without asking for it or paying for it, tell the truth at all times, etc. I will always be convicted by God to do these things whether Mr. Obama is still president or not. My lack of support for him comes from the fact that he was not forthcoming with the American people on the campaign trail. There were so many things that people asked him that he refused to answer. He evaded so many of his intentions for this country that I was skeptical to elect him.  I wanted to see a black man at the helm. I know that there are many capable black men out there who could have moved into the White House and moved this country in a new direction. I also knew that Obama was not that man.

 

First, he claimed before he got elected that he was a Christian. Well, I had serious doubts about that. Matthew 7:20 says “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”(KJV) There is something about a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ that would not let him or her be a part of the church that he attended for twenty years where the pastor preached politics instead of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The pulpit is absolutely not the place for politics, but it was even less the place for what that man was teaching. In all of the sound bites that I have ever heard on television or Youtube, I cannot remember ever hearing him read a passage of scripture. Not that the media is reliable, nor the people who download videos onto the internet, but at some point, it seems to me that something of some Biblical significance would have slipped out. I have never heard that man nor have I ever heard anyone else say that he ever offered the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people in his congregation. It doesn’t take long for me to know how a person handles the gospel in his church. After about five minutes of listening, I can tell whether he is a teacher of the gospel or if he is a false prophet. I feel comfortable in calling the man that Mr. Obama called “pastor” for more than twenty years a false prophet, based on my knowledge of scripture.

 

Second, I listened to what he said about same-sex marriage. He said that he believed that marriage is between one man and one woman for life, but at the same time he said that he believed people should be allowed to “love” whomever they chose. Well, Mr. Obama, let me tell you what God says about that same issue. In Romans 1:18-32, the Lord God Who created the heavens and the earth has this to say about same-sex marriage:

 

“From heaven God shows how angry He is with all the wicked and evil things that sinful people do to crush the truth. They know everything that can be known about God, because God has shown it all to them. God’s eternal power and character cannot be seen. But from the beginning of creation, God has shown what these are like by all He has made. That’s why those people don’t have any excuse. They know about God, but they don’t honor Him or even thank Him. Their thoughts are useless, and their stupid minds are in the dark. They claim to be wise, but they are fools. They don’t worship the glorious and eternal God. Instead, they worship idols that are made to look like humans who cannot live forever, and like birds, animals, and reptiles. 

So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies. They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God’s creation instead of God, Who will be praised forever. Amen. 

God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural. Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds. 

Since these people refused even to think about God, He let their useless minds rule over them. That’s why they do all sorts of indecent things. They are evil, wicked, and greedy, as well as mean in every possible way. They want what others have, and they murder, argue, cheat, and are hard to get along with. They gossip, say cruel things about others, and hate God. They are proud, conceited, and boastful, always thinking up new ways to do evil. 

These people don’t respect their parents. They are stupid, unreliable, and don’t have any love or pity for others. They know God has said that anyone who acts this way deserves to die. But they keep on doing evil things, and they even encourage others to do them.” (These words were copied from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible.)

 

Now I think that says it all. Don’t get mad at the messenger. Anyone who has a problem with God’s view of same-sex marriage needs to take that up with Him! I guarantee you, however, that He is pretty adamant about His position on the matter. How do I know? I am so glad you asked! Genesis 19 tells the story of what happened when men insisted on same-sex relationships:

 

Genesis 19:1-5:

 

“That evening the two angels arrived in Sodom, while Lot was sitting near the city gate. When Lot saw them, he got up, bowed down low, and said, “Gentlemen, I am your servant. Please come to my home. You can wash your feet, spend the night, and be on your way in the morning.” They told him, “No, we’ll spend the night in the city square.” But Lot kept insisting, until they finally agreed and went home with him. He baked some bread, cooked a meal, and they ate. Before Lot and his guests could go to bed, every man in Sodom, young and old, came and stood outside his house and started shouting, “Where are your visitors? Send them out, so we can have sex with them!” (CEV)

 

Lot tried to convince the men not to do such a horrible thing. He even offered his unwed daughters to these men, which I am sure God would not have condoned either, but they were intent on satisfying the most debased of their desires. So the story continues with verses 9-13:

 

“…they rushed toward the door to break it down. But the two angels in the house reached out and pulled Lot safely inside. Then they struck everyone in the crowd blind, and none of them could even find the door. 

The two angels said to Lot, “The LORD has heard many terrible things about the people of Sodom, and He has sent us here to destroy the city. Take your family and leave…”

 

Verses 16, 17 and 24 continue:

 

“the angels took Lot, his wife, and his two daughters by the hand and led them out of the city. When they were outside, one of the angels said, “Run for your lives! Don’t even look back. And don’t stop in the valley. Run to the hills, where you will be safe.” 

“…the LORD sent burning sulfur down like rain on Sodom and Gomorrah. He destroyed those cities and everyone who lived in them, as well as their land and the trees and grass that grew there.”(CEV)

 

Now, this is what God did as punishment for the vile, debased behavior that was going on in Sodom and Gomorrah. God did that. God and no one else. This convinces me that God is displeased with homosexual behavior. Being a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am constrained to be against anything that displeases the Lord. Therefore, when my vote or opinion is required in choosing leadership, this is one of the criteria that potential leaders must have before they can have my support.

 

Third, I listened to what he had to say about abortion. Mr. Obama is strongly pro-choice. He believes that a woman has the right to kill a human being based on the fact that said human being has not been born yet, and that human may inconvenience her in some way. My heart bleeds for the millions of babies that are aborted in this country every day. I know: abortion is legal in America and has been for almost 44 years now. I know: the feminists have convinced the women in America that their bodies are their own, and they can do with them what they please. I am sure that God has something to say about that in His Word also. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says “…know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, Which is in you, Which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (KJV) You do not have the choice, if you are in Christ, to do anything with your body that He does not condone in His Word. You do not have the right to fornicate, to commit adultery, or to commit murder with your body. Your body is the case that houses your spirit, and within your spirit lives the Holy Spirit of God once you have confessed your sin and asked Him to be Lord of your life. Exodus 20:13 says “Thou shalt not kill.”(KJV) That baby that is growing in your womb, from the time he or she was conceived, until the moment he or she dies, is a living, breathing human being. He is not a mass of tissue. She is not an “it”. He is alive. She is alive. He has a spirit from the moment of conception. God has plans for him or her, even before conception. God not only has plans for him or her, but God set punishment in place for those who wrecklessly hurt the unborn. Exodus 21:22-25 says “Suppose a pregnant woman suffers a miscarriage as the result of an injury caused by someone who is fighting. If she isn’t badly hurt, the one who injured her must pay whatever fine her husband demands and the judges approve. But if she is seriously injured, the payment will be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, cut for cut, and bruise for bruise.”(KJV) God was serious! He did not mean for anyone or anything to hurt the unborn.

 

God also formed the personality, the character, the physical characeristics, and even the number of days of the unborn while he or she is still in the womb. God told the prophet Jeremiah, “Jeremiah, I am your Creator, and before you were born, I chose you to speak for Me to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, CEV)

 

I think you get my point.

 

God is displeased with the fact that we are throwing away our children like yesterday’s newspapers. If we keep killing babies at the rate of 4 million babies per day, who will be left here on earth to continue running this country or this world after our generation is gone?

 

These are the reasons why I could not support Barack Hussein Obama in his bid for the White House. Obviously, a very uninformed, careless, God-less country thought otherwise and chose him based on other criteria than God’s Word. Our Biblical worldview is not biblical anymore. We heard Mr. Obama say that he is going to bring about “change” and give us “hope”. Little does he know, the only hope this country has is in turning back to the Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Obama will not be able to make a decision that God doesn’t allow, according to Proverbs 21:1, which says “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.”(KJV) Mr. Obama may be an advocate of heresy, same-sex marriage and abortion, but these things do not please the God Who created the heavens and the earth. Any given moment, the God of the Bible can get tired of the foolishness of this nation and destroy it the way He did Sodom and Gomorrah. I hope that Mr. Obama is not leading America that way, I pray that he is not. Yes, that’s right: I pray for him. Every day. I pray for Mr. Obama’s salvation. I pray for Mrs. Obama’s salvation. I pray for the salvation of their children. I pray for Joe Biden’s salvation, and the salvation of his wife and family. I pray for these things because I am concerned about the plight of this nation. I am concerned that God, if He has not already, will soon turn His face from this nation. I pray for revival in this country. I know that the Bible is true when it says “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” (Psalm 33:12, KJV)