Tuesday, September 20, 2016

French Mayor takes a stand against Refugees

French Mayor takes a stand against 7,000 Islamic Muslim Refugees

The Calais jungle was once a popular tourist town in France, but over the past year, it has been turned into a third-world ghetto after being taken over by Muslim refugees. Now, violence is rampant in the once ritzy community, and in the wake of the Nice terrorist attack, the local mayor has finally had enough.

According to DC Clothesline, thousands of migrants in the Calais ‘Jungle’ will soon lose their makeshift homes after Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart announced that the northern half of the camp is set to be demolished. She added that the remaining half of the camp will soon be destroyed as well.

“We can’t wait any longer, we need to know as soon as possible when and how the Jungle will be torn down,” she said. “It is absolutely urgent for this town, its people and its businesses.”

Liberals are furious about this of course, but we’re glad to see France finally taking a stand against Muslim refugees. SHARE if you think this camp should be DESTROYED!

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Monday, September 12, 2016


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation." 2 Corinthians 1:3–4
"We often don’t pause to consider that God can turn the evil of suffering into a lesson for good, a lesson we can use to grow spiritually. Sometimes suffering in the form of persecution comes simply because we do not want to compromise our faithfulness to the Lord. Many other times it is merely the common pain, hardship, disease, and conflicts resulting from sin’s corruption of the world."
"Sometimes, however, God does bring suffering as a means to discipline us when we fall into a pattern of sin. That’s what happened to Ananias and Sapphira in the early church (see Acts 5:1–11). 
Similarly, God punished some members of the Corinthian church for their flagrant sins (1 Cor. 11:29–30)."
"Whatever the case, you do not have to view suffering as bad. It can teach you kindness, sympathy, humility, compassion, patience, and gentleness. Most important, God can use suffering in unique ways to draw you closer to Him."
MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 277). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman. www.gty.org

Friday, September 9, 2016

How to have a quiet time.

-By Pastor Steve Sanchez of Community Church of the Hills (CCH) Johnson City, Texas (with a lot of help from others).

(Lowering the bar for newbies)

Mark 1:35: "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed."

What is a “Quiet Time”? They are also known as “Daily Devotions”, “Personal Devotions,” or “The Morning Watch.” These terms describe a regular time with God through Bible study, meditation and prayer.

• When do you have yours?
• How important is spending time with God to you?

If you are too busy to spend some time with God, then you are too busy!

Want to know a busy woman? Susanna Wesley (pictured), the mother of John and Charles Wesley. She could have said she was too busy because she had 19 children!

What did she do? It is said that in the middle of the day, she’d sit down in her chair and pull an apron over her head to read the Bible and pray. The kids knew not to disturb mama when she had her quiet time.

One mother overheard her 3-year-old daughter answer the phone in the next room while doing her devotions: “My mom is having her emotions now. Can she call you back?”

Someone called the morning quiet time, “turning the dial until we tune in to God’s wavelength—then we get the message.”

Henry Blackaby, founder of Blackaby Ministries International and an influential evangelical pastor said, “Try not to think of the time you spend with God as a duty. The purpose of a quiet time is for you to get to know God. And as you come to know Him, you can walk out of your special times with God enjoying a living relationship with Him that you can cultivate all day long — throughout all your life.”

Psalm 46:10—Be still and know that I am God.

Spurgeon: “If we are weak in communion with God we are weak everywhere.”

D.L.Moody said, “We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.”

Hudson Taylor, the great missionary to China said that your devotions ought to be in the morning because “You don’t tune up the instruments after the concert is over. That’s stupid. It’s logical to tune them up before you start!”

Not only did Jesus have his quiet time in the morning but so did the following:

• Abraham (Genesis 19:27);
• Job (Job 1:5);
• Jacob (Genesis 28:18);
• Moses (Exodus 34:4);
• Hannah and Elkanah (1Sam 1:19 );
• David—Psalm 5:3—In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

The founder of the Navigators Ministry, Dawson Trotman, actually had two quiet times: morning and evening. Whenever he had a crowd of people over at his house or he was with his wife, and he sensed the conversation was ending he would use this code: H.W.L.W.

He would say, “All right, H. W. L. W.” Then a passage of Scripture would be quoted without comment and all would go to sleep. H.W.L.W. stood for “His Word the Last Word.”

Spurgeon: “In the morning” is the fittest time for…God. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. Devotion should be both the morning star and the evening star.”

If you have a problem getting up in the morning, you can do what one of the Cambridge 7 (pictured) did to make sure he didn’t miss “The Morning Watch.”

The Cambridge 7 were a group of prominent athletes who were wealthy and educated. They gave up everything to be missionaries in China. Their plan was to spend the first minutes of a new day alone with God, praying and reading the Bible.

One man had trouble getting up in the morning so he invented an automatic, foolproof cure for laziness. It was a contraption set up by his bed: “The vibration of an alarm clock set fishing tackle in motion, and the sheets, clipped to the line, moved swiftly into the air off the sleeper’s body.”


Robert D. Foster recommends “7 Minutes with God”: You could call it a daily “7-Up.” 5 minutes may be too short, and 10 minutes for some is a little too long at first.

Are you willing to take 7 minutes every morning? Not 5 mornings out of 7, not 6 days out of 7, but 7 days out of 7! Pray this the night before: “Lord, I want to meet You the first thing in the morning for at least seven minutes. Tomorrow when the alarm clock goes off at 6:15 a.m., I have an appointment with You.”

This is how you spend those 7 minutes: After getting out of bed and taking care of your personal needs, find a quiet place and with your Bible enjoy God for 7 minutes.

The first 30 seconds: Prepare your heart. Thank Him for the good night of sleep and the opportunities of the day.

The next 4 minutes: Read your Bible. Your greatest need is to hear some word from God. Start with Mark. Read for the pure joy of reading and allowing God to speak—perhaps just 20 verses…
The next 2 ½ minutes: He spoke to you; you now speak to him.

Another method is….
• A: ADORATION: Tell the Lord that you love Him. Reflect on His greatness, His power, His majesty, and sovereignty. (Psalm 145 is wonderful for doing this.)
• C: CONFESSION: Having seen Him you now want to be sure every sin is cleansed and forsaken. (Psalms 32 and 51 are great helps.)
• T: THANKSGIVING: Thank Him for everything!!!
• S: SUPPLICATION: Everything else.”

Do not become devoted to the habit, but to the Savior.
Jesus had his quiet time because he knew his day needed it. And I can guarantee that when you start, you will get interrupted. Jesus was not immune to this fact.

Mark 1:36-37—36: "Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: 'Everyone is looking for you!'”

BOOM! The day started. That was it.
Isn't that how yours always starts, too?


Thursday, April 14, 2016

AUDACITY: Love Can't Stay Silent

It's Too Hard For A Muslim to Pray

The Muslim must pray 5 times a day. As it is written in Vol. 1 - Salat Book VIII. 345. Narrated Abu Dharr.

50 prayers were reduced to 5 prayers by Mohammeds bargaining with his god. It is because the Muslim can not bear it to pray any more. It is too difficult for him.

The Christian prays without ceasing. The Christian is able to bear it and rejoice in it.

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Photo: My friend Jeff leading a Muslim to Christ at NoHo Metro Station.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Presumptuous B.K.S. lyengar

B. K. S. Iyengar  was a presumptuous and proud man.  He prophesied false visions, divination, futility and the deception of his own mind. Lyengar sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD.  (ref. Jeremiah 14:14)

lyengar is quoted as saying, "You have not understood the working of your body, yet you want God-realization?"

Realize this, that "bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." 1 Timothy 4:8

Lyengar died at the age of 95 but, the world continues to celebrate the detestable actions of this nasty man.

He did not speak for God, but, instead he spoke as from the world, and the world continues to listen to him. (ref. 1 John 4:5)

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." 1 John 2:16

Unfortunately for Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar,

"...it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment." Hebrews 9:27

It suffices to say that B.K.S. lyengar did not believe in the Creator of the Universe and because he did not believe, he has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (ref. John 3:18)

And as it is written in John 8:24, Jesus said, "for unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." 



Thursday, September 18, 2014

True Love - John MacArthur

Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous psychiatrist and founder of the Menninger Clinic, has written that “Love is the medicine for our sick old world. If people can learn to give and receive love, they will usually recover from their physical or mental illness.”

The problem, however, is that few people have any idea of what true love is. Most people, including many Christians, seem to think of it only in terms of nice feelings, warm affection, romance, and desire. When we say, “I love you,” we often mean, “I love me and I want you.” That, of course, is the worst sort of selfishness, the very opposite of agapē love.

Alan Redpath tells the story of a young woman who came to her pastor desperate and despondent. She said, “There is a man who says he loves me so much he will kill himself if I don’t marry him. What should I do?” “Do nothing,” he replied. “That man doesn’t love you; he loves himself. Such a threat isn’t love; it is pure selfishness.”

Self–giving love, love that demands something of us, love that is more concerned with giving than receiving, is as rare in much of the church today as it was in Corinth. The reason, of course, is that agapē love is so unnatural to human nature. Our world has defined love as “romantic feeling” or “attraction,” which has nothing to do with true love in God’s terms.

The supreme measure and example of agapē love is God’s love. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16). Love is above all sacrificial. It is sacrifice of self for the sake of others, even for others who may care nothing at all for us and who may even hate us. It is not a feeling but a determined act of will, which always results in determined acts of self–giving. Love is the willing, joyful desire to put the welfare of others above our own. It leaves no place for pride, vanity, arrogance, self–seeking, or self–glory. It is an act of choice we are commanded to exercise even in behalf of our enemies: “I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:44–45). If God so loved us that, even “while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Rom. 5:10; Eph. 2:4–7), how much more should we love those who are our enemies.

With the same love by which the Father sent Jesus into the world, Jesus “loved His own who were in the world” and “He loved them to the end” (John 13:1). A more literal translation would be, “He loved them to perfection,” or “to completion.” Jesus loved to the fullest degree and measure. He loved to the limits of love.

MacArthur, John. F., Jr. (1984). 1 Corinthians. MacArthur New Testament Commentary (329). Chicago: Moody Press. www.gty.org

Friday, May 23, 2014

Deliberate Sin

"For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins" Hebrews 10:26

10:26 we. The author is speaking rhetorically. In verse 39, he excludes himself and genuine believers from this category. sin willfully. The Greek term carries the idea of deliberate intention that is habitual. The sin is rejecting Christ deliberately. These are not isolated acts. According to the Mosaic legislation, such acts of deliberate, premeditated sin required exclusion from the congregation of Israel (cf. Numbers 15:30, 31) and from its worship (cf. Exodus 21:14). Such sins also excluded the individual from sanctuary in the cities of refuge (cf. Deuteronomy 19:11–13). knowledge. The Greek term denotes specific knowledge, not general spiritual knowledge (cf. Hebrews 6:4; cf. 1 Timothy 2:4). Though the knowledge was not defective or incomplete, the application of the knowledge was certainly flawed. Judas Iscariot is a good example of a disciple who had no lack of knowledge, but lacked faith and became the arch-apostate. no longer. See note on Hebrews 6:6. The apostate is beyond salvation because he has rejected the only sacrifice that can cleanse him from sin and bring him into God’s presence. To turn away from that sacrifice leaves him with no saving alternative. This is parallel to Matthew 12:31 (see note there).

The MacArthur Study Bible. 1997 (J. MacArthur, Jr., Ed.) (electronic ed.) (1914–1915). Nashville, TN: Word Pub. www.gty.org

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Attack Anxiety!  by John MacArthur

The church is full of problems because it is full of problem people. Everyone in it is a sinner, albeit saved by grace, but nonetheless influenced by unredeemed human flesh. The church grows spiritually in direct proportion to how well we deal with anxiety and other sins in our midst.

The Apostle Paul identified the problem groups we all will encounter in the church. See whether yourself or others come to mind: “We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted [the anxious], help the weak, be patient with all men. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men”  (1 Thes. 5:14–15).

Group number one is “the unruly.”  Let’s call them the wayward. They’re never in step. “Get with the program”  is a slogan that suits them. When everyone else is moving ahead, they’re going backward. Out of either apathy or rebellion, they’ve gone spiritually AWOL, and they’re not interested in learning or serving.

Group number two is “the fainthearted” —the worriers. They fear the unknown and have no sense of adventure. Their slogan in the church is “We’ve never done it that way before.”  They hate change; they love tradition; they want no risk. All the issues of life seem far more than they can bear. They’re usually sad, perpetually worried, sometimes in despair, and often depressed or discouraged. Consequently, they experience none of the thrill that adventure brings.

The third group is “the weak.”  These believers are spiritually and morally weak. Because of weak self-discipline, they tend to fall into the same sins over and over. You barely get them up on their feet and dust them off when suddenly they’re back in the same hole again. They find it hard to do God’s will consistently. They embarrass themselves, their church, and their Lord. Thus they require a lot of attention.

The fourth group could be called “the wearisome.”  Paul said to “be patient with all men.”  Some people we encounter require an extra degree of patience. You can pour your energy into them, and when you look to see how close they might be to the overall goal of Christlikeness (Phil. 3:12–15), they seem further away. Everything distracts them—they are not focused individuals. They’re very exasperating because you make the maximum effort and get the minimum return. They don’t grow at a normal pace.

Group five is the outright wicked. Even though Paul was addressing Christians, he found it necessary to say, “See that   p 77  no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another”  (v. 15). There are, sad to say, Christians who commit sins against other Christians. They break up marriages. They defile daughters. They steal. They gossip. They slander. They falsely accuse.

If a church is to grow, it must minister to all five groups. This applies to you: Going to church is not just showing up on Sunday morning. The Lord would have you understand these groups of people so that—much more than not being numbered among their ranks—you might use your spiritual gifts to help them. Then they, in turn, will be able to help others. Help a worrier not to worry and your own worries disappear in the process. What’s more, there’s less of a climate of worry in the church. That is an effective way to attack anxiety.

MacArthur, J. (1993). Anxiety Attacked. MacArthur Study Series (75–77). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books. www.gty.org