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By Dr. Jody (guest writer)

You mentioned in one of your initial posts that you were thankful for certain messages because they helped "keep my mind off things." What things?

If you were, in fact, FULLY convinced that what you are planning to do today is of no consequence (possibly already have done), what on earth would you need to keep your mind off of?

Yes, clearly I am of the "anti-choice" group as you would label me; yet, with all of the post-abortive women I have spoken to, the ironic thing is they all have said at the time they had their abortion, they felt like they ‘had no choice.’ You may not be able to relate to that and maybe are under absolutely no duress.

If so, then I can only appeal to you as a daughter of a father who was conceived as a product of incest (she was only 13)… My father was given life and adopted as a newborn. I can only appeal as a mother of 3 amazing sons, one of whom is adopted (I often forget which one unless giving our testimony) and he is amazing and I could not imagine my life with out him! Each of us, my father, myself, my son all are alive and fulfilling our purpose on earth because a birth mom was sacrificial enough to think of the unborn person in her womb over herself. For the vast majority (99%) of unwanted pregnancies, the pregnancy itself occurred because 2 consenting people made a choice to have sex with known possible consequences of pregnancy. I urge you to reconsider.

You have heard the Biblical truth about murder, slaying of innocent blood, etc. all of which God is NOT guilty of as so many on your FB page claim. IF God exists and He is perfectly holy; he made rules, people broke them, He provided MULTIPLE warnings about what would happen if they refused to repent, turn from their sin and obey BEFORE He ever enacted any wrathfully judgment. Does that make Him mean? I don’t think so. It makes Him just and a Man of His Word. It’s just that the consequences truly were/are life and death for God’s children. (Unlike my children where the consequence for disobeying is losing a toy or getting a time out, etc…. However, if I warn my child ahead of time about a particular consequence and he goes ahead and makes the choice to disobey, I am not unfair or mean if I go ahead and give the consequence).

You have heard the truth of science. I studied Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology and Neurodevelopment throughout my education (PhD) and the truth is, life begins at conception. In fact, the baby in your womb has been growing all by itself and will continue to do so until around 6-weeks, when the umbilical cord finally attaches to mom’s placenta! By that time (day 21-24) the heart has already started beating….. All by itself. Just because a 4-week old baby in the womb doesn’t "look" like the final product, doesn’t make it non-human. One can be charged with a felony and get prison time for taking and killing an Eagle’s egg even though it would look more like an omelet than an eaglet…… A human being is no different and far more valuable than a bird. Don’t believe the rhetoric and language of the abortion industry and it’s advocates that it’s "just a clump of cells"; it is such a lie.

Finally, I just wanted to appeal to your conscience, if it hasn’t been completely seared over and is already incapable of receiving Truth or Grace…… God is real and He does exist. He did create you and the baby in your womb and in fact knew both of you before He knitted you. God does command us not to commit murder. There is a life in you. Are you really ready to commit murder and violate God’s commands? Are you really prepared to accept the eternal consequences of such a choice? I pray you are not thinking that you can easily be forgiven….. One who commits premeditated sin cannot presume upon Jesus and the atonement He gave. Can there be forgiveness for such an abomination? Perhaps….. If one is granted TRUE repentance clothed in a Godly sorrow; that would lead to new life.

I do pray your conscience is not seared. I have no doubt that if you at least chose life for the unborn child in your womb, there is a family who would provide love, care, and a home for that precious little one…….[end]

Below is my [this blogger] post on this particular Facebook page highlighting the days leading up to her planned abortion…

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Sorry to bother you, but in this desperate hour, the professing church in america must be bothered and disturbed. This video is directed right at the root of the issue in our land, the spiritual issue. Until repentance occurs then God will not be pleased to remove this sin from our land – this nation loves this sin, the church loves it as well. No politics will erase the blood guilt! Only repentance – and who’s to say that God will forgive us??? O, may we give Him a reason to and secure His favor once again.

Here is a short film Brother Neil from Iron Kite films . It reveals in a brief anointed message how the church will win the battle for the souls of men, the lives of children, and the future of our nation. If you find any merit in this new Operation Save America Video, please send it out far and wide and show it in your church meetings. Thanks!

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20121108-164651.jpg60,662,601 Number of votes for Obama, for Second Term (Popular Vote – Google Search “2012 Election results”)

54,559,615 Number of Abortions since 1973 – Roe V. Wade

These numbers are based on reports by the Guttmacher Institute 1973-2008 and an estimate of 1,212,400 for 2009-2011. GI estimates a possible 3% under reporting rate and this is factored into the total as well.

These are sobering, mind numbing numbers. How is this even possible? We won’t know the answer until we look into scripture and see what God says about it, in particular what He says about these last days.

60 million folks voted to continue murdering innocent, voiceless children.

60 million folks voted to ‘sweep under the rug’ the near 60 million dead babies – our nations children.

60 million voted to make that horrific number 60 million dead babies and increasing. Nearly one dead baby for one Obama supporter. DO you realize this number, the 55 million dead babies, eclipses ALL Wars fought since Americas inception (1,309,000) until now, the Nazi holocaust against the Jewish people (more than 6 million) and all genocide committed in this land towards the native Indians, black Americans (during the days of public enslavement) and other.

How many must die in the name of ‘choice’? When will >;;;;;;; 60 million hands that shed innocent blood be satisfied? How long, O Lord, how long?

However, there are some who will not rest. It is their duty to intercede and stand in the gap. Part of the duty of these so few, is to stand; to Go, Stand and Speak all the words of this life, to plead for souls and to proclaim the salvation of the Lord. The other part is to remind God of the abominations committed in the land, to plead with Him to “take it personally.” It is their duty to “give [them]selves to prayer” (Psalm 109) and to remind the Lord of the iniquity in the land that, they may “be before the Lord continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth, because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he migh even slay the broken in heart.” (Psalm 109).

O God, the multitudes who call themselves christians do not see the need nor requirement to participate in intercession or prayer nor to stand in the gap, lay their lives on the line and plead for all to come to the feast, but let me NOT be counted in their number, nor in their final destruction but be found worthy to suffer for Thy name sake.

Maran – atha!

The Truth Truck (Update from Chet)

Posted: November 1, 2012 in abortion

Here is the “Truth Truck, (with some new messaging) that my co-laborer, Johnny Brekeen and I have been driving since leaving Las Vegas 2 weeks ago.


So far we’ve been in 16 states, prayed with dozens of intercessors and sidewalk counselors in front of 27 abortion mills, visited almost over a dozen Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and most of all probably a hundred thousand plus Americans may have viewed the truth Truck exposing the ugly reality of baby butchering through legalized abortion on demand.

Expending 454.8 gallons of diesel fuel at an approximate cost of $1933 we are in the final days of an amazing journey. As of tonight (10-31-2012) we have driven 4,647 miles and we ain’t done yet! Our total “behind the wheel” driving time to date is 97 hours and 45 minutes.

If you would like to help defray the costs of this amazing journey please:

Go to http://www.StatesofRefuge.org
first click the donate tab and
then the DONATE button on the bottom right:
Lastly, to be sure your gift is applied to keeping this Truth Truck on the highway, please copy then past this text below into an e-mail to rusty@elijahmin.com

Dear Elijah Ministries,

My name is: (add your name)
I have just made a donation in the amount of:
to cover the final expenses for the 5,000+ mile States of Refuge Truth Truck Tour because I also believe abortion will not end in America until America sees abortion.
Thank you!

Friends we are now in Mississippi preparing to help direct the 5 day Prolife Outreach for the States of Refuge taking place here in Jackson, MS Wed Nov 7-11. We may actually see Mississippi become the first abortion free state just days before the 40 year Anniversary of legalized preborn baby murder.

Here’s a special treat. Enjoy this video Truth Truck Interview
and Keep praying!

Chet
(702) 343-4725

ALSO find updates, photos, videos and more on facebook http://www.facebook.com/TRUTHTRUCK

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Christian!

Stop playing political bookie.

Stop voting for what you hate.

The compromise in our churches (in this nation) is appalling.

The only wasted vote is to vote [compromisingly for] someone who doesn’t represent you.

William McKinley, the 25th president of the US, practiced ‘front porch’ politics. He didn’t travel, seek the media etc., he sat on his porch and groups of people came to sit and ask him questions. It was a people’s government back then.

"Are you on enough state ballots to win?" (Question by the moderator)

Yes, was the reply. At the time of the interview he was on the ballots of CA, FL and CO and had a possiblity of winning 56% of the Electoral College votes. By the time of actual opening of the polls he could have 72%.

But here is the deal: If Hoefling gets California alone, then Obama is toast. And here is the silly thing, Romney is using California as a piggy bank state because his administration has already ceded California to Obama. So, Romney and gang are conducting visits and town halls in that state merely to get money and then he uses that money as he wishes. (How is that Self-government, i ask? How is that supporting the people he vows to defend?)

Finally, Hoefling mentioned that "We the People" have a huge power that we cede to mainstream media, and the two big traction platforms, DNC and RNC. If we would use this power to garner and gather support for the candidate that would help the people save their state and their nation, not ramrod programs that merely promise it, we would save this nation. Our vote has huge power but we are listening to the liberal and mainstream media and wasting our vote for the wrong guy – Obama or Romney.

(Listen to this interview in full here)

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By Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas and Rev. Flip Benham

Patrick Henry in his famous Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech commenced his impassioned plea with these august words:

“No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony.”

This article is written on the behalf of Rev. Flip Benham who has wrestled with the Scriptures to determine the mind of the Lord concerning the upcoming election. It is an election that many consider to be the most important in American history. It is an election that could very well determine whether or not America descends into a third world status or we begin the monumental task of reforming the church to restore America to her Biblical roots. Roots which produced the freest, most prosperous nation this poor fallen world has ever known. A nation that was once considered “A city on a hill” and “A beacon of liberty to the nations of this world.”

As Patrick Henry pointed out when it comes to weighty matters, “very worthy gentlemen” have strong opinions and differing views. When it comes to the choice of Romney and Obama this election, men and women of God we respect have adamantly made known some of their views.

Some say, “A vote for the lesser of two evils is to vote for evil still.” We agree. Some question, “Is it possible for a Christian in right standing with God to vote for a Muslim/Communist or a cultist who happens to be a Mormon? Some believe no true Christian could ever vote for Obama and his God hating party, while others declare, “A vote for Romney is to sin against God.” To those who truly fear God, this election has created great confusion.

Some have been convinced to simply stay at home and leave the ballot blank. Not an option for the true Christian – your vote is the currency of your virtue. Others are opting to vote for a third party candidate like Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party. But the Constitution Party has not done its due diligence to run to win. It has no plan down ballot. It simply runs a Godly and principled man every four years for President. Still others, realizing their Christian duty to vote yet not able to cast their vote for the scoundrels that are running, will write in the name of a Godly person that would be qualified for office and represent our Lord well.

Here is an attempt to put this election in a Biblical perspective discovered in the book of Jeremiah. It will prayerfully shine an angle of light from Scripture that provides an overarching Biblical context to discern the nature of this historical election. While this article will not dictate who people should vote for, it will prayerfully present another view from the Bible that may help guide their decision.

Personal Comments

Rev. Flip Benham preached this message during our States of Refuge Campaign this September in Little Rock, Arkansas. He asked me to put it in writing. Before initiating his message, however, I would like to add some personal commentary. For years there has been battle raging within the Republican Party. It is the moderate Republican establishment verses the evangelical Christians or Tea Party. It is a conflict between “fiscal conservatives” and “social conservatives.”

Fiscal conservatives tout limited government and responsible spending. They seek to tame the avarice of the federal beast to protect their bottom line. They are liberal, however, when it comes to the burning social issues of the day, such as abortion, homosexuality, Islam, etc. Evangelical Christians, on the other hand, discern the connection between America’s spiritual and moral decline with the litany of woe afflicting our nation. The Republican establishment seeks to suppress this view, while evangelical Christians seek to highlight it.

The Republican establishment desperately needs the votes of evangelical Christians to stay in power. After all, evangelical Christians are its base, yet it refuses to implement the Christian vision for America.

Mitt Romney represents, in my mind, the last man standing in the old Republican establishment. The establishment has for years foolishly offered candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain and now Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney, whether or not he wins the election, represents the “death rattle” of the Republican establishment’s control. If our nation survives this upcoming election without imploding, there is a wave of leaders coming who have been prepared by God Himself to take over – Tea Party.

These folks refuse to sell their birthright for a mess of politically correct pottage being shoved upon them by the Republican establishment. These are statesmen who are well aware that they cannot defeat the liberal, Marxist, ungodly, Democratic agenda until they first dethrone the Republican establishment.

R.L. Dabney exposed this conflict well by stating:

“This is a party (Northern Conservatives) which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs (shows reluctance) to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth.”

In other words, the Republican establishment may whine about the assaults of radical progressives against our nation, but inevitably ends up defending the political ground the progressives gain. Yesterday’s issue they opposed becomes today’s issue they defend. Conservatism really is pretend salt.

God revealed this battle in the Republican Party most recently in the ordeal that Senate Republican Candidate Todd Akin from Missouri has endured. The establishment threw him under the political bus for his gaffe on rape and abortion. Principally, however, Mr. Akin was right. No innocent child should be put to death for the crime of his father. He courageously took on the exception clauses of the Republican Party which provide a loophole for abortion so large that a Mack truck could drive through it.

The Republican Party bosses immediately demanded he withdraw from the race and withdrew all support from him. They hate and fear the “Jesus” that resides in Mr. Aiken’s heart far more than they fear losing the possibility of a Republican majority in the United States Senate. Congressman Akin has refused to give in to the establishment’s bullying tactics. If he wins the senate seat, it will serve as a harbinger of what is to come for the Republican establishment. The sooner the better as far as this author is concerned.

Jeremiah’s Commentary on Israel (America)

Providentially, right before this historic election, we happen to be reading in our Operation Save America Bible reading schedule the book of Jeremiah. Though it has huge relevance as it pertains to the history of Israel, there are certain Biblical truths gleaned from Jeremiah that can easily serve as a commentary to the pathetic spiritual and moral state of America.

After God called Jeremiah as a youth to serve as a prophet, He declared, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9, 10. The Lord then challenged Jeremiah that he was going to need spiritual and moral grit to withstand the opposition he would surely face. “They (speaking of the prophets, princes, priests, and people of the land) will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.” Jeremiah 1:19

In Jeremiah chapter two, the Lord uses Jeremiah as His prosecuting attorney. The prophet brings charges against the nation of Israel for her spiritual adulteries, idolatries, and sacrificing her children in the Valley of Ben Hinnom. “Has a nation changed its gods, which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory for what does not profit.” Jeremiah 2:11. Even the heathen do not change their gods. They serve them with all the passion and fury of hell. But God’s people discard Him like a piece of trash. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns-broken cisterns that can hold no water” Jeremiah 2:13.

Benham had this to say about this change that led Israel from the heights of God’s blessings to the depths of His judgments. Does this same change have any impact upon America today? Benham explains:

“We are witnessing in America today a change of epic proportions. Though this change began decades ago, God has given us a visible manifestation of a paradigm shift that has fully arrived. Barack Obama is that sign. He is a judgment from Almighty God shouting in our ears that we have chosen to cast the God of the Bible, the God of our Pilgrim Forefathers, and the God of our Founding Fathers, to the ground. Yes, Barack Obama is a sign from God Himself that we have chosen to abandon Him and His laws for new gods and a new set of laws. Many call this change, liberation – God calls it rebellion.

“We, in America, have become like a kite on a string that believes it can soar to the heavens if only it could break the chains of the confining string. Little does it realize that once the string is cut, all possibility for flight ceases. It is, after all, the string that enables the kite to fly…It was God, His Law, and His Son who enabled America to become great. God was the string that enabled the little kite called America to soar. It was His providential hand that made us free unlike any nation before us. It was His design that America would be “a shining city set on a hill” that the world might know that the Lord is God…But, as time passed; we forgot His many blessings and providences. We forgot the unseen hand that lifted us to these heights. We grew tired of Him. We were wearied by His moral constrictions. We desired to be free from Him, to do what we want. In essence, we became our own gods. Barack Obama said it best, ‘We are the people we have been waiting for. We are the change we have been looking for.’ We changed gods, we cut the string!

“We forsook God, the spring of living water, and hewed out cisterns, broken cisterns that could not hold water. This represents change at its worst. We became a law unto ourselves. We rejected God and His law and replaced Him with ourselves, doing what was right in our own eyes. The book of Judges puts it this way:

“After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what He had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt…They provoked the Lord to anger…In His anger against Israel the Lord handed them over to raiders who plundered them.” Judges 2:10-14.

“Please note the italicized words. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord. There was a standard that judged between good and evil. God was the author of that standard. When Israel strayed from Him, He judged them by sending raiders upon them (The threat of Islam anyone?). After suffering at the hands of these raiders, God’s people would become painfully aware of their sin, repent and cry out to God to save them. As soon as they cried out, God rescued them from the hands of their enemies. He immediately responded to the cry of repentance.

“But there comes a dramatic change in the last five chapters of Judges. “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” Judges 17:6. God’s people had become totally debauched with no standard at all. Everyone made up his own standard of what was good and evil. Everyone did as he saw fit. God could save His people from any enemy but He would not save them from themselves. They became as God. They cut the string.

“This change represented the complete abandonment of Almighty God and His law. Though His Name was continually on their lying lips, their hearts were far from Him. It did not happen all at once, nor was anyone really aware that the change had taken place. But now there was no standard. Hosea calls this a “spirit of prostitution” that led them astray. There was no way to distinguish between good and evil. There was no king. There was no judgment. There was no judge. There was only everyone doing as he saw fit. Without judgment God can dispense no mercy, for no one knows to repent. Mercy triumphs over judgment indeed, but it cannot be dispensed apart from judgment.

“Yes, universal change has come to America and it does not bode well. The election of Barack Obama is simply the culmination of the movement (rebellion) from One God (Jesus) and standard of Law (the Bible) to other gods and standards of law. It is a movement from content to form (having a form of godliness, but denying its power). It is a movement from justice to fairness (fairness is the greatest enemy of justice for it has no standard). It is a movement from creation of wealth to redistribution of wealth (from capitalism to socialism). It is a movement from biblical love to tolerance (biblical love demands we get involved and make judgments while tolerance sits back and demands we say nothing). It is a movement from character to performance (it doesn’t matter your character so long as you perform). It is a movement from individuality to uniformity (The unique image of God shoehorned into the uniform mantra of the state). It is a movement from liberty to bondage, from joy to despair, from life to death.”

God used Jeremiah to confront Israel with her radical rebellion so that she would repent and return to Him. He called Jeremiah to go to the different gates of Jerusalem but first, to the gate of the Lord’s house (judgment begins in the House of the Lord) and there proclaim this message:

Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you of Judah who enter in at these gates to worship the Lord!'” Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are these.’ “For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered to do all these abominations’? Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 7:1-11.

Perhaps it was national pride that kept Israel in a state of delusion. They trusted in their position as God’s people, rather than the God who made them a mighty nation. If anyone spoke contrary to their favored position, they were false prophets to be stoned to death. Jeremiah, in their minds, was one of those false prophets. He was a traitor to be executed, not a true prophet to be heeded.

Israel kept this mindset even to the time of Christ. John the Baptist confronted this same mentality as Israel leaned on being the physical seed of Abraham, rather than repenting and receiving God’s grace and mercy of salvation through the Messiah, Jesus the Christ. John declared, “Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”

The American Church has found herself in this same spiritual state. She has changed gods and knows it not. A spirit of prostitution is leading her astray. “This is the way of the adultress; she wipes her mouth and says I have done nothing wrong.” Proverbs 30:20. How can we expect the Republican Party or any Party, for that matter, to get things right when God’s church has lost her way? This theological rationalizing away of her own sin has led America to cultural corruption. The church in America has failed in her duty to be salt and light, Matthew 5:13. Therefore our enemies rule over us.

Israel rejected all calls to “…return O backsliding children and I will heal your backslidings” Jeremiah 3:22). She refused, which leads to the crux of Rev. Benham’s message. Because they refused to harken to Jeremiah’s message, they were taken into captivity and those who hated them ruled over them (Jeremiah 29:1 and Psalm 106:37-42). They were subject to tyranny and unjust laws.

Benham relates Israel to our current plight. He states:

“We are now in Babylon, in captivity with enemies of God ruling over us. The great paradigm shift has taken place. We have changed gods. We have moved from one standard (the Bible) and God (Jesus), to multiple standards (everyone did that which was right in their own eyes) where every man becomes a law (god) unto himself. The manifold judgments of God are upon us.

“This once great nation built upon the Liberty that comes only from the Spirit of God in Christ, has become a laughing stock to the entire world. Instead of being a shining city on a hill proclaiming the greatness of our God, we have become a sewer gushing our squalor and filth throughout the entire earth. We have become slaves just a surely as those in Jeremiah’s time that were taken to Babylon for seventy years of captivity. They would be kept there until true repentance was their cry – seeking God with all of their heart. What was God’s message to them during this time in captivity serving under a vicious pagan king?

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters-that you may be increased there, and not diminished. And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord. For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:4-13.”

This is an amazing admonition from Almighty God. It sounds treasonous to even entertain such a thought, yet it was God’s will. He commanded His people to seek the peace of Babylon for “in its peace you will have peace.” What? Seek the peace and serve a pagan enemy with the most abominable of tyrants, Nebuchadnezzar? He ripped the mother’s of Israel open and killed the children in their wombs. He killed the sons of King Zedekiah before his very eyes and then plucked those eyes out of his head and let him live with the memory of the last thing his eyes ever saw.

Why would God do such a thing that seems so contrary to Who He is? I’ll tell you why. God’s people were nowhere near true repentance for the murder of their children at Tophet in the Valley of Ben Hinnom. Oh, they wanted deliverance from the Babylonian hordes, but they had no desire whatever to stop the shedding of innocent blood. They had been warned again and again by the prophet Jeremiah for twenty-three years that God’s judgment would not tarry forever. It didn’t, and they were taken into captivity by a pagan king who thought he was God. They would be there for 70 years.

Why 70 years? The people of Israel would not repent. Indeed, they could not, for a “spirit of prostitution” had blinded their eyes to their own sin. Until they repented of that sin, there would be no deliverance for the nation Israel. It took 70 years in Babylonian captivity for God’s severe mercy to overcome the hardness of Israel’s heart. But when it did, His people cried out to Him in true repentance, and deliverance by God’s providential hand came through another pagan king named Cyrus. For God knows the plans he has for us, plans to prosper and not to harm us. Though his judgments fall, if we return to Him with all of our hearts in true repentance, He will be found by us.

The church in America has been blinded by this same “spirit of prostitution.” We are having church every Sunday morning while the blood of innocent children is flowing in the sewers underneath our magnificent edifices. Like Israel before the Babylonian captivity, we have rationalized that we can keep killing God’s children and come into the temple of the Lord and be safe. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We fell asleep watching “Leave it to Beaver” and awoke in Babylon with Barack Obama as headmaster. This is change we can really believe in, but only those who have eyes to see, see! Both Obama and Romney represent God’s judgment upon America. We are being ruled by those who do not know the Living Lord Jesus Christ.

We are living in a period of our own Babylonian Captivity – but we can vote. Israel could not. So how do we determine who to vote for in this Babylonian Captivity? God commands us in Jeremiah 29 to seek the peace of the city where I have carried you away to be captive; build houses, plant gardens, take wives, beget sons and daughters, give them in marriage that they too may beget children and increase in the land; “…for in its peace you will have peace.” Work for the peace of a nation ruled by pagans, cultists, Marxists? Yes! Which candidate do you believe will give us the greatest prospect for peace and prosperity in this time of God’s judgment upon our nation?

Remember, Israel’s captivity in Babylon was brought about because of her shedding the blood of the innocent (child sacrifice) at Tophet in the valley of Ben Hinnom. That is why Jeremiah was told three times not to pray for the well-being of these people (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14; 14:11). The people wanted God to save them from their enemies but had no intention whatever of stopping the shedding of innocent blood. God had to bring her face to face with her sin and He did it by bringing her into Babylon for 70 years.

It was in Babylon, that pagan city under pagan kings, that Israel’s hard heart was plowed up and she repented of her many sins and cried out to God for mercy. He knew the plans He had for her. But He had to bring her to repentance before He could pour His mercy into her. He desires mercy, not sacrifice.

Jeremiah chapters 30-31, explain more vividly the entire restoration process (His refining fire) used to bring the nation Israel to confession and repentance and ultimate healing. It is also in chapter 31 that we have our first glimpse of the New Covenant that would be ushered into us through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Right now in America our wound is incurable. “This is what the Lord says: ‘Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you…I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel, because your guilt is so great and your sins so many.'” Jeremiah 30:12-14.

Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama nor any other candidate can solve what is ailing us. Blood is coursing down the corridors of our schools, workplaces, and streets. God is draining all of our wealth. Our enemies are ruling over us. America has become a laughingstock before the whole world. And we are dragging God’s Name into the sewer of our own sins. God seeks to make His Name glorious – and look at what we have done to it.

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why is there no healing for the wound of my people?” Jeremiah 8:22. The wound is incurable because we will not apply to the Great Physician nor use His remedy. We believe that if we elect the right guy we will be fixed. Not so! God is fixing to get us into a bigger fix that can’t be fixed so that He can fix us. Seventy years in Babylon seems like a mighty long time, but that is what it took for God’s people to finally realize that it was their sin (the shedding of innocent blood at Tophet) that needed to be repented of.

Do you believe the Church of Jesus Christ is ready to repent of the sin of child-killing in America today? Not hardly. She thinks everyone else should repent but she will go on her merry way allowing children to be slaughtered with nary a finger lifted to rescue those being led to the slaughter. Until we, the Church of Jesus Christ, repent of our apathy and indolence toward these precious preborn children there is no remedy for our sin. As Jeremiah was ordered by God not to pray for the well-being of this people, neither should we be praying for the well-being of the recalcitrant Church. But we should be praying for the well-being of our nation, pagan and as sorry as it is, because in its peace, we will have peace. We must do this for our children and our children’s children.

When God’s church finally stops looking for Republicans, Conservatives, Independents, and Constitutionalists, to bring an end to the abortion holocaust savaging our nation, and repents, and begins to love her neighbor as herself – God Himself will bring healing to our land.

“Abortion will come to an end in America when the Church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will come to an end – and not one second sooner!” It is at this point that we will see that there is a balm in Gilead and a Great Physician there. He has been waiting for almost 40 years.

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CONVERT: From Adam to Christ

Posted: October 12, 2012 in abortion

I had heard of this book from online social networks and blogs and knew of its merits by title alone, so I jumped at the chance to read and provide an evaluation of it.

At first glance the title CONVERT is catchy. Much like the same way Nicodemus was caught off guard so the casual glance does not suffice: it demands an answer and a reader.

Mr. Ramos is a conversational writer, almost as if he is street preaching. This lends to easy understanding and a spatial flow of ideas by the author. The ideas are not profound, per se, which is not to say the book is simplistic. Rather the flow of the book is basic theology of the new birth and the results thereafter, which in my estimation has been lost to the contemporary culture. I almost felt, by reading, that I was Nicodemus receiving instruction by the Master.

Ramos clearly understands the contemporary loss of this basic and fundamental doctrine of Christ and the crucial need of its revival. He writes with strong scriptural support splashed with a quote here and there from leading theologians for emphasis. This is an excellent approach neither detracting from the authority of Gods Word nor dismissing the importance of men who think deeply upon God.

In nine brief chapters, the author lays out the new birth and conversion very well:

Chapter One: In Adam all die
Chapter Two: In Christ all will be made alive
Chapter Three: The New Man
Chapter Four: The New Birth
Chapter Five: The Mind of the New Man
Chapter Six: The Mission of the New Man
Chapter Seven: The World of the New Man
Chapter Eight: The Church and the New Man
Chapter Nine: An Explanation of the Great Commission

The reader can readily see that the author’s primary source was the Bible, Gods Word. I stopped counting scripture references at page 43 and my count was already over 100. Through out the 176 page book secondary sources were used but only sparingly having counted only 33 references or footnotes. But even those quotes and supporting statements were from the giants in the faith – so no space is wasted. In other words, with Gods Word being marginalized in this modern, wicked world, Ramos leans into the Word heavily; this appears to suggest there is no other hope for the reader because Ramos counts nothing more dear.

The value for this work is clear. And being in good company with Ray Comfort, who gives the Forward, Todd Friel and Peter Hammond along with others giving endorsement, I also give mine. This book is the old message of Christ revived and needs not only be read but preached from the rooftops. It’s almost as if Ramos wrote this for use on the street, in the pulpit or anywhere in the highways and byways to bid all to come in.

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Greetings Dear Friends,

Day 2 Begins today at 0630 at the La Quinta Inn. Of course, starting with prayer and then off for the work at hand. A Handful of us will begin at the abortion mill and minister the gospel and intercede for those being led into slaughter. Yesterday, the pro-aborts were out in protest of us. Interesting turn of events. Earlier this week I got a vmail from a Robert (Handle of the web is RobertLovesPi), who warned me of what was to come. He is kinda leading the charge with these protestors. But praise God, they get the Gospel too!!!

UALR will be the site that Tom Raddell sets up his really big display. You got to see it to believe. Yesterday they got kicked off the campus and then called back on apologetically. They will set up around 0800 and remain there for most of the day. Not sure the precise location of the display. I’m sure you can walk the grounds and spot them pretty easy.

There are other events that will not be put into this email. If you want information about this afternoon, respond to this email.

Join us to Proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ. If indeed He is Lord (and He is) then our duty, out of love, is to proclaim that He is Lord to every soul and that every knee will bow to His Lordship either by loving submission now or by force later.

Uploading Don Simmons 10 minute testimony from last night urging pastors across the nation to proclaim the full counsel of God. Please navigate to my youtube account named apuritan (The video is being uploaded right now and I gotta run…)

May Christ’s grace be with you all,

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Dear Friends,

The Regional event for States of Refuge officially kicked off last night with our evening rally. In our congregation was a great presence from humble saints around the country. Reverend Rusty Thomas gave a sound scriptural exegesis of Two Governments, contrasting what one that despises God looks like and one that upholds the Word of God looks like. This was video taped and will be posted to my YouTube account named

Actual Gospel ministry starts today. We will meet at 6:30am at La Quinta Inn on Shackleford. From there it will be street work all day at the abortion mill, at the Universities and in the highways and byways. Remember, this is Gospel ministry – we Proclaim Christ Jesus in the streets! Reply to this email if you want more information.

Friends, what troubles me greatly is there were more out of state folks than in-State folks. As I consider this morning the great task at hand, I recall a quote given by Pastor Flip Benham, "Abortion will come to an end in America, when the church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will come to an end – and not one second sooner." Friends, the murderous assault of abortion continues for one because the community props it up, supports and protects it. Secondly, the silence of those community members, church people etc. not only concedes defeat but also actively supports abortion. There is no neutrality here.

It was said of Jesus that He hates wickedness and loves righteousness. Are you a Christian? DO you not hear the eternal words of God: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Let the holy compassion of the Holy Spirit compel, nay drive you to enter the fray and be counted, if you are a Christian. Church of Arkansas – your silence is loud. Come out and see the salvation of the Lord in your own community! Start your own local outreach. Join PersonHood Arkansas! But for Jesus Christ sake and for His honor, do not be silent any longer.

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This is a photo mosaic done by Loom. It is an ensemble of about 50 pictures of abortion mills and abortionists around the country. This is the real terrorism in the USA – the daily murder of nearly 4000 children. The death toll on that fateful day of September 11, 2001 was about 2800. The nation was outraged. I was in boot camp at the time at Fort Knox – on the M4 Qual range. It was eery as there was a halt on all activity for nearly four hours. All of us ‘Privates’ were wondering what was going on.

Where is the outrage today in our communities. Abortion murder continues on at the permission of the communities these death mills exist in. The churches are silent and not outraged. The politicians are silent and not outraged. The businesses working right beside these mills are silent and not outraged. The nation is pervasive in its injustices – and my people love to have it so. God looks from heaven and sees if there is any that will stand in the gap. His eyes roam to and fro through out all the earth. Nothing is hidden from His sight. You cannot hide your sin. One day you will give an account of all of it, unless you can find a sin bearer, or be your own! Silence is sin as it pertains to abortion in your community.

Where are God’s soldiers?

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