Friday, February 26, 2010

Just Tell It!!!

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
Revelations 12:11, KJV

I discovered something while a student in law school that shed
light on why so many people are bound by situations they should
be set free from. During an Evidence class, we came to the topic
of "Testimony". In summary, I discovered that testimony serves
the purpose of proving the truthfulness of a matter by the
confirmation of another who has (preferably) first hand knowledge
of the events. This person is called a "witness". This individual
only qualifies as a witness if they have "first hand knowledge or
experience" of the matter. The most powerful testimony a witness
can possess is "eye witness" testimony. The testimony offered by
a witness who lacks this first hand knowledge is categorized as
"hearsay". Hearsay has very little probative value and is often
excluded from being accepted into evidence. Oftentimes, the
freedom, and very life, of the one being tried depends on
eyewitnesses that are willing to testify concerning what they know.

As I read Revelations 12:11, it occurred to me that many people
are unnecessarily bound and perishing in their trials because the
enemy has shamed witnesses from coming forward and testifying
about their own experiences and what they know. The enemy knows
our testimony has the power to defeat him and set the accused free.
Many people are serving life sentences in bondage, condemnation,
and some even losing their lives, because they've lost all hope of
things getting better or them surviving what they're going through.
However, we are living testimonies or evidence that they can in
fact make it. The enemy tried to destroy our bodies, minds/souls
and spirits - but failed. Our testimony proves that the devil is
a liar and defeated!

Testimony, by its very nature, is not for the one testifying but
for the benefit of the one being tried. I don't care how shameful
your past may have been; someone else needs the deliverance that
is in your mouth. There is a ministry in your testimony that
cannot be denied or refuted. Proverbs 18:21 declares, that the
"power of life and death is in the tongue".

It is interesting to note that the root word for "testimony" in the
Greek is "martus". It is the same word from which we get the word
"martyr". A martyr is someone who died for what they believe and
know to be true. I mentioned earlier, that "hearsay" testimony is
generally not accepted as evidence. However, there are exceptions
to this rule. One such exception concerns the "words of a dying or
dead person". These words are considered unusually reliable because
a dying or dead person (1) has not ongoing interest in the matter,
and (2) has nothing to lose by telling the truth. They are no
longer subject to fear, intimidation or the power of those who have
an interest in the outcome of a matter. They're free to tell the
truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help them God!

As born again, blood washed, forgiven Believers, who are dead to
all the guilt and shame of our past, why are we testifying to what
we have experienced and been delivered from? It is all under the
blood, buried in the watery grave of baptism and crucified with our
old man. Our past has no power over us! We are free to tell it -
all of it! There is no more condemnation to those who are in
Christ Jesus
(Romans 8:1). When and if we fall short, we can pray
for forgiveness and God forgives us, never to be brought to our
charge again.

With this being the case, let me ask you a question: What are you
afraid of? What's keeping you from testifying to others of what God
has brought you out of and delivered you from? Others are
struggling with the same thing you've been delivered from and need
to know the truth - that God is a deliverer!

The text says, "they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by
the word of their testimony." Jesus has done His part in defeating
the enemy. He shed His blood and rose from the grave. Now we must
do our part by tell our testimony! Every time you "tell it", it
reminds the devil he is "defeated!" Go ahead - remember what He's
done for you! Don't be afraid or ashamed - just "tell it!"

Dr. J.C. Matthews, Senior Pastor of Dunamis Life Ministries and Chancellor of The International Kingdom Institute.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Son of Hamas Leader Denounces Islam (Video)

Son of Hamas leader converts to Christianity - Fox news Video of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of influential Hamas Leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, has converted to Christianity, and said that there will never be peace between Islam and the rest of the world. The whole purpose for Islamic jihad is to enslave the rest of the globe into their beliefs and oppress humanity.

The general public, and especially Christians, must wake up to the FACTS and drop the rhetoric that Islam is a peaceful religion and only a radical few wish Israel and the entire civilized Western World harm.

I am amazed at how many misguided Christians have blocked me because I am too involved in politics and speak against islam. If more Christians do not start getting involved our country will be run by immoral heathens. Apathy and protecting ourselves from 'bad news' is not's evil dissuading us from getting involved!

You see in the above video where the son of the Hamas leader himself is warning you Islam will NEVER come to peaceful terms with the rest of humanity. The Koran commands jihad and the annihilation of all infidels. What will it take to wake up those of whom are so misguided? Everyone who believes so strongly these are end times and God is in control, and they are to do nothing, are placing themselves in the roles of false prophets as they presume to persuade others of their calamity.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Difference Between Being Lost and Being Led

"Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went
out into the wilderness."
Exodus 15:22

Many people who find themselves stuck in difficult situations
often feel as if they've become lost. Somehow, they've
arrived in a wilderness where everything has dried up and
nothing seems to be growing. Many of them have lived in this
wilderness for so long that they have given up on things
changing and concluded that this must be all God has in store
for them.

On numerous occasions, they have attempted to change their
situation, but all of their efforts have failed.
If this sounds like you, you may not be lost at all! You may
be squarely within the Will of God.

All dry places in life are not the result of being lost. Sometimes
God leads us into dry places and uses them as a place of preparation.
In Exodus 3:8, when God met Moses at the burning bush, He told
him that He was going to deliver His people from bondage and
into a land flowing with "milk and honey". Yet, we know when
God delivered His people from bondage, He led them directly
into a "wilderness" where they spent 40 years.

We know that their wilderness experience had a purpose because the
Bible tells us that there was a shorter route available that they
could have taken and avoided the wilderness altogether. Exodus
13:17 says, "God did not lead them by the way of the land of
the Philistines, even though it was near."

Whenever God leads you somewhere He has a predetermined
purpose for you, even if the route is longer than what you
expected. The longer the preparation, the greater the
promotion. If takes much longer to get a PhD than it does
a GED. I am not putting down those who have a GED. Praise
God for it. For some, it took just as much determination to
get their GED than it did for some to get their PhD. However, we
are speaking of principles.

Oftentimes, your wilderness is the doorway to your promise.
At the initiation of Jesus' public ministry He was not led
into the temple, but into the wilderness. Jesus had to be
first prepared in their wilderness before He could preach his
first sermon. If you are in a wilderness right now, remember what
you learned while there because it will be necessary to sustain
you in your Promised Land. Don't faint or lose heart. You
may be at the door of your promise and purpose.

I know it has been a long journey, but it will be worth your while.
I know others may have arrived sooner at their place of destiny,
and you are still making your way toward your destiny. What God
wants to do in your life, requires preparation, therefore He
had to take you the long way. There are no short cuts in the
Kingdom of God - only God's way. I know, all the while you've
thought that somehow you where lost. You may not have been
lost at all. You just may have been led!

Dr J C Matthews, International Kingdom Institute
An Invitation To The Desert

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Misconception of Ahmadinejad and the 12th Imam

Recently, Glenn Beck, political commentator on Fox News Channel, did a piece on Iran and the intent of Mahmud Ahmmanuhtjob to "hasten" the arrival of the Mahdi(muslim messiah). While Beck makes a good point in reference to the evil and down right lunacy which poses as a religion to oppress all humanity into slavery, he fails to place it in the proper perspective, as do so many.

By escaping from, or eluding the true perspective of Islam's agenda presents a huge threat. Just as the rhetoric talking points of the leftists in our country, the politically correct stance to carefully stay within a (non-offensive) position so as to not reveal the true nature of the (political) organization fails the people.

Rosie O'Donnell, one of the commentators on The View (ABC), stated, "Christians are every bit as dangerous as radical muslims." and received applause. We can all excuse O'Donnell's comments as 'par for the lune' typical ignorance. Speaking to a nationwide audience has never made one responsible for what is spewed, and there will always be those who will believe it. Same goes for a respected voice, such as Glenn Beck. More so, as he is taken more seriously. Just as the Holy Gospel is misconstrued oftentimes by evangelists, many facts are reformed into a concept of which lightens the threat. Beck seems to be pragmatic where convenient, but, still retains a certain level of 'political correctness'. He refuses to come out and label Islam as being RADICAL.

It is getting back to my #1 pet peeve, the label of "Radical Islam" which projects an image that only a crazy portion of muslims actually wish Israel and U.S. harm. This is the planned strategy of Islam, through our 'politically correct' ignorance and the civil rights laws we enjoy, and they hate. Islamic propaganda sells the illusion it is really a peaceful "religion" and only a few "radicals" misinterpret the teachings of the koran.

This brings me back to Beck, who portrays the President of Iran (Ahmmanuhtjob) as being a member of a small and out-of-control group. TRUE --- Ahmmanuhtjob is insane, and this makes him very dangerous as he aspires to become a nuclear power to complete his agenda. He has made it very clear many times all over the globe, even here in our country as we allowed him a stage, his intention is to 'hasten' the Mahdi's return.

The Mahdi, in the koran, can only return to a 'cleansed society'. He cannot return among a world full of infidels, or non-believers of Islam. Beck states Ahmmanuhtjob believes he must create 'turmoil' and carnage all over the world, then the Mahdi will return and 'wipe out' all the infidels. Ahmmanuhtjob's beliefs are in line with the teachings of the koran. The koran is very clear as to what makes a faithful muslim. One of the demands is KNOWING THE KORAN.

All TRUE muslims are to be completely knowledgeable of the ARABIC translation of the koran. There are other VERSIONS of the koran, even in English, for the purpose of selling the 'peace' propaganda to the rest of the globe. It puts spins on certain scriptures which depict prejudice and violence against Israelis and Westerners. It plays with words and wordage, so as to present a vague translation to defend the argument Islam is really a peaceful, loving religion, when in reality Islam is a political agenda POSING as a religion. Defended by those of whom supposedly promoting liberty and freedom, Islam is anything BUT!
Those muslims who claim it is a 'radical' few that believe Westerners and Jews must die, are either liars, in order to promote the false propaganda, or apostates. The apostates, seen to TRUE muslims as being just as 'guilty' as infidels, are also subject to death according to the koran. If they don't believe the teachings of the koran, they are apostates. If they convert from Islam to another religion, they are apostates, and are subject to assassination. At least with infidels(all who are not muslim) the koran teaches they are to be given the opportunity to convert to Islam. Jews are not so fortunate as Muhammad taught they were not human and should be killed at any opportunity. This is what jihad is fulfilling. Jews must die, all others believe what muslims believe, or they will also die.
All Americans should have a true perspective of what we are up against, not the version ignorant Western defenders perpetuate. These people, who lash out at anyone that attempts to unveil the truth, have no idea what the koran teaches. They will argue with those whom are knowledgeable of its danger to all humanity. The same people that promote laws against what they refer to as "Hate speech", also defend the koran which is all about hate, and violence toward any of whom do not believe. So called muslims claiming the koran teaches peace are as much muslim as Oprah Winfrey is Christian.

Normally, one would reasonably believe you cannot argue or defend that which you have no knowledge, but, when it comes to the koran people lose all reason and common sense. Muslims and non-muslims, alike, constantly defend the koran with untruths and rhetoric which does not exist except through deceptive translation. So you think, "What does all this have to do with me?" Or, you say, "I'm not going to worry about it, because it is written, and God is in control," to anyone who will listen. This is also dangerous as it is promoting apathy, and there is nothing godly about withdrawing from the events which threaten our society, when you could have stood against the evil tyranny.

By not being knowledgeable of the truth, or not getting involved by hiding behind a misinterpreted scripture, we are helping the enemy. Ignorance and apathy is exactly what the enemy counts on, so the indoctrination can spread, just like the perversions have been spread throughout America over the past few decades. What used to be the "Moral Majority" is quickly becoming the minority, due to apathy and expecting someone else to do what every Christian had a duty to accomplish--- STOP evil in its tracks!

Now, even our country's leaders are promoting perversions, and in our schools, when a decade ago it would have been unthinkable and unacceptable. I have heard "Christians" state it's alright, their kids are home schooled, or attend parochial schools. If we are true Christians, how do we accept evil for ANYONE in society, as long as it doesn't affect us? Liberals/atheists claim they are not their brother's keeper. By letting evil takeover, how are we to be sure our children's children will be safe, as we allowed the freedom to home school or private schools to be eliminated, and laws implemented to revoke our freedom to choose against perversions?

Those of you whom are certain the current events are leading to the Lord's return and He is in control, and all you have to do is pray and leave it to Him. Yes, He is in control, but, how does that exonerate us from fulfilling our duty as a Christian, to face tyranny and fight evil? How is it so many seem to know that which God went to great lengths to conceal from humanity---the time of His coming? By doing nothing, we promote the evil, by way of little or no resistance. That is why rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God, but, so many Christians would have you believe it is a sin to even know what is going on or get involved in politics. How absurd!

I advise all who believe the end times are upon us, and there is no reason to exert ones self to resist, read Revelations, chapter 3. The Lord states while the Master is away, a good servant is just as diligent as if He were here, watching, and should remain diligent until He returns. (Rev 2:26) And he that overcomes, and keeps my works till the end, to him I will give power over all the nations.

How are we innocent when we did nothing to stop evil? Jihad is not a religion. It is, however, a command of the koran. It is the agenda of Islamic jihad to abolish the freedom of every soul on earth. You think this is false, or so far off, or someone else will stop it? Then you must also believe there is no judgement day, and you will not be accountable.

The reason the Apostle Paul wrote an urgent second letter to the Thessalonians was because he heard that they became lazy as they misinterpreted his message, "The coming of our Christ is at hand," and believed there was no reason to do anything but await His arrival.

***A report released this week had the U.S. media abuzz with speculation after the state-run Press TV quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday as saying that the nation will deliver a harsh blow to “global arrogance” on February 11.No details on or explanation of the statement were revealed...(Read More)

Just as a 'watered down' Gospel poses a threat to our salvation, a 'watered down' koran poses a threat to ALL humanity.

Ahmadinejad is not the one misinterpreting the Koran!