The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Leadership

Leading Sheep To Slaughter

Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. ~ Luke 12:1-2

What a week it was! In one 24-hr period the Holy Spirit brought the passing of Dr. Zev Zelenko, the Constitutional victories of Justice Clarence Thomas, Christian brothers struggling with the moral dilemma presented by their children in homosexual relationships, and my own confrontation with a gay family member into the light of Psalm 23…

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod (correction) and Your staff (direction), they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4 from July 1 Maxwell, Lead as a Shepherd Does which draws our attention to the missing qualities of our church and state leaders:

  • Confidently leads
  • Guides and directs
  • Protects from harm
  • Corrects and comforts

On Thursday we lost a national hero in our own Dr. Zev Zelenko from Monroe NY, right here in Orange County where I live. Dr. Zelenko became a hero to the people and a villain to Big Pharma and the Globalists by developing a treatment protocol that saved nearly 100% of his patients from Covid-19 and the even deadlier effects of having to be admitted into hospitals forcing patients onto the Fauci-directed protocols, effectively throwing a grenade into their “Great Reset” plans for world control. His discovery has probably saved millions of lives world-wide. That same day I replied-all to an email thread in which my cousin had sent a clip of young woman who “nailed it” by describing the “Twilight Zone” America has become https://youtu.be/TQIL7bJ51mk with a letter read onto the BardsFM entitled “It Wasn’t Enough” written by a courageous gay man condemning the pure evil that has hijacked the LGBTQ movement, destroying our country, and the lives of children. (beginning at the 13:15min mark) That lead my gay relative whom I love to ask me to please remove him from “this kind of stuff” which prompted my, “Since when did truth become ‘this kind of stuff’”…which earned me a “KINDNESS MATTERS scolding from an LTBTQ sympathizer on the thread…

Now remember, I said this is Holy Spirit-directed. We have all understood each other, loved each other, and lived and let live for the past forty-plus years. Why now? Our exchange led me to this reply on the thread: “Kindness Matters?” Does kindness matter for the dozens of good people locked up in DC gulags WITHOUT due process for the crime of loving their country after BLM’s and Antifa’s violent display of “Kindness” with months of burning, looting, and destroying??? Sorry, I’m fresh out of kindness for a community that has allowed itself to be weaponized as a tool to pit Americans against Americans by the greatest evil our nation has EVER faced. The evil invited by those whose own sexual identity became more important than the health, welfare, and freedom of the American people. The “Vice of Effeminacy” coined by Augustine refers to an affliction of human nature that causes those in its grip to accept, ignore, and avoid confronting evil rather than risk the discomfort of offending others. You think I’m offensive? Wait until the God who has been longsuffering runs out of patience. My cousin I love dearly doesn’t get to play stupid with the family who knows him better. If you or he aren’t able to handle the truth, block me…because I will continue speaking it until the day your friends come for me. God Bless! All of this, mind you, as politicians monetize their posts, while pastors have abandoned theirs.

Now this all occurred on Thursday. On Friday morning I wake up to my Maxwell Leadership daily devotional read on Psalm 23 as noted above, followed an hour or two later with the breakfast conversation with Christian brothers, also noted above. I walked in on the middle of the conversation which I knew right away was outside the context of the study we were in. So I asked, “What did I miss?” One of the brothers says, “I threw a grenade by bringing up the struggle I’m having with a family member who is in a same-sex relationship.” Now you have to ask yourself, what are the odds that my brother and I are having the exact same struggle in our respective families on the exact same issue on the exact same morning He gives me the Lead as a Shepherd Does in Psalm 23? AND contrasts it with the medical courage of Dr. Zelenko, and the judicial courage of Justice Thomas!

I could not believe what my ears were hearing around the table. The consensus was, who are we to judge? “Before we point out the sliver in our brother’s or sister’s eye, we must first remove the wooden plank in our own.” The response I got from my “love the sinner, hate the sin” offer was eerily similar to my calling out the evil behind the Drag Queen Story Hours with another group of Christian men several years earlier. The actual shepherd in our group, who admitted he would lose congregants if he told the truth they didn’t want to hear, offered the socially acceptable idea that the same God who could not spare His only son the worst death imaginable, would somehow accept PRIDE sin into the kingdom of heaven… “because these are different times.”

Brothers and sisters, THE absolute most evil and unloving thing we can do for a child we’ve brought into this world, or any family or friend we love, is lie to them to make them feel better, and our lives easier. As a pastor, its even worse. When we attempt to shape the sword of the Spirit to accommodate any agenda or purpose other than God’s, we dull the blade and render it useless. We’ve said to the Holy Spirit in no uncertain terms, you (small y) are no longer welcome here. And being the perfect gentleman He is, He leaves and takes everything with Him…including discernment. Which is why most church “leaders” today, illustrated above, are leading their sheep to slaughter. I am asking you now, while there is time…love your brothers and sisters to life with truth. If you are the pastor who has taken the easy way to avoid confrontation and possible alienation, tomorrow love your church to life with confession from your heart, the truth about today, shine His light on the political Pharisees of the present day…show them the wolf that you’ve previously kept from them, that is planning his next meal. Holy Spirit will respond so fast your heads will spin and your hearts will leap with joy! “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”

Tomorrow, in this same space, I will share the “Independence Day” miracle with you.  

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ From “The Hand of Heaven” to “The Weakest Link”

Take It While You Can

SO it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had crossed over, that their heart melted; and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel. ~ Joshua 5:1

The church today suffers a serious split personality-crisis. One church is clearly seen shining brightly through the spirit of Sam Adams, glorifying the Father:

 Inspiring and informing excerpts from Sam Adams Philadelphia speech in 1776

Truth loves an appeal to the common-sense of mankind. Your unperverted understandings can best determine on subjects of a practical nature. The positions and plans which are said to be above the comprehension of the multitude may be always suspected to be visionary and fruitless. He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all…

This day, I trust the reign of political protestantism will commence. We have explored the temple of royalty, and found that the idol we have bowed down to, has eyes which see not, ears that hear not our prayers, and a heart like the nether millstone. We have this day restored the Sovereign, to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and with a propitious eye beholds his subjects assuming that freedom of thought, and dignity of self-direction which He bestowed on them. From the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come…

Having been a slave to the influence of opinions early acquired, and distinctions generally received, I am ever inclined not to despise but pity those who are yet in darkness. But to the eye of reason what can be more clear, than that all men have an equal right to happiness? Nature made no other distinction than that of higher or lower degrees of power of mind and body. But what mysterious distribution of character has the craft of statesmen, more fatal than priestcraft, introduced?…

Were the talents and virtues, which Heaven has bestowed on men, given merely to make then more obedient drudges, to be sacrificed to the follies and ambition of a few? or, were not the noble gifts so equally dispensed with a divine purpose and law, that they should as nearly as possible be equally exerted, and the blessings of Providence be equally enjoyed by all? Away then, with those absurd systems, which, to gratify the pride of a few, debase the greatest part of our species below the order of men. What an affront to the King of the universe, to maintain that the happiness of a monster, sunk in debauchery and spreading desolation and murder among men, of a Caligula, a Nero, or a Charles, is more precious in his sight than that of millions of his suppliant creatures, who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God!…

The hand of heaven appears to have led us on to be, perhaps, humble instruments and means in the great providential dispensation which is completing. We have fled from the political Sodom; let us not look back, lest we perish and become a monument of infamy and derision to the world! For can we ever expect more unanimity and a better preparation for defence: more infatuation of counsel among our enemies, and more valor and zeal among ourselves? The same force and resistance which are sufficient to procure us our liberties will secure us a glorious independence and support us in the dignity of free, imperial States…

You have now in the field armies sufficient to repel the whole force of your enemies, and their base and mercenary auxiliaries. The hearts of your soldiers beat high with the spirit of freedom – they are animated with the justice of their cause, and while they grasp their swords, can look up to heaven for assistance. Your adversaries are composed of wretches who laugh at the rights of humanity, who turn religion into derision, and would, for higher wages, direct their swords against their leaders or their country. Go on, then, in your generous enterprise, with gratitude to heaven, for past success, and confidence of it in the future. For my own part, I ask no greater blessing than to share with you the common danger and common glory. If I have a wish dearer to my soul, than that my ashes may be mingled with those of a Warren and Montgomery – it is – that these American States may never cease to be free and independent! ~ Sam Adams, August 1, 1776 Full Speech Here

The other church, cursed from the Antioch Alexandria split which led to the corruption and “watering down” of His Word, can be clearly seen today in the deformed Ephialtes…unrecognizable to the Father…His Luke 18:8 lament:

Those who’ve seen the movie 300 about Sparta’s stand against the tyrannical forces of Xerxes in the Battle of Thermopylae, remember the moment the deformed Ephialtes approached King Leonidas with his passionate plea to join the Spartan soldiers and “kill Persians”. A request Leonidas denied after Ephialtes was unable to raise his shield, explaining a “chain (Spartan Phalanx) is only as strong as its weakest link”. Spartan discipline and integrity enabled 300 Spartan warriors to deal a devastating blow to an invasion force of over 100,000 of Xerxes troops, before finally dying “what we Spartans call a “beautiful death”.

At least Ephialtes wanted to raise his shield…This weakest link led to the hidden reef enemy within we now struggle with today, prophesied by Jude…

When the United States was founded, it was founded on the concept that human rights came directly from God to the people who could then choose representatives to form a government which would protect those rights…do you think such a system might have enemies?…Even before the Bolshevik Revolution, American Communists and Socialists were plotting to bring this country down. One of the very first Communist fronts in America was the Methodist Federation for Socialist Action. It was formed by Professor Harry Ward of the Union Theological Seminary, and he spread Communist doctrine right through the Protestant churches…Now the churches were the backbone of America, so how are you going to destroy America? You have to do it from the inside. You have to get inside the churches. ~ Fishers of Men

Truth becomes treason in the empire of lies…where sin is exalted, and virtue evicted…anarchists praised, and patriots punished…

“Make no mistake, the Constitution is the enemy here. As you can see in the movie, when they’re at (?’s) house they found a box of pocket Constitutions on a shelf in his garage.  They pulled that box down, they pulled those Constitutions out and filmed them like they were kilos of cocaine…The folks who haven’t given up are the people of faith, and in California luckily there’s a very strong church network out there, Pastor Tim, Pastor Phil, Jack Hibbs, Rob McCoy, and luckily these folks have a good support issue for freedom out there.” ~ Chris Burgard, Director of Capital Punishment

Wait! What have we just uncovered here? The Sam Adams church is holding first-century-disciple-steady under the tyrant’s thumb? Where have we heard this before?

The disciples came down from the mount into the demon-possessed valley, but it was not until after the Cross and the Resurrection that they began to understand what they had seen…             ~ Oswald Chambers, His Exceeding Majesty

If you cut flowers from the soil that nurtured them, you can look at the flowers and for a couple of days they don’t look like they need the soil that nurtured them. But they will wither and die. The same with ethics in the western world. They were nurtured in the religious Judeo-Christian soil. You can rip those ethics from that soil, they will last for a generation or two, just like the flowers will last for a day or two, and then they will wither and die.  ~ Dennis Prager interviewed by Tim Pool

COURAGE:

“What we really need in our state and in our country is leadership. We need people that have some courage, the courage of your convictions. When you’re standing up on principle, when you’re standing up for what’s right, people are going to come after you in this realm, that’s the reality. It not just me as governor, it’s parents going to school board meetings … you will face some opposition for that. Nothing is cost-free. But if people aren’t willing to stand up and take those arrows and pay the price, to be able to do what’s right, then we don’t have much of a future…. Just be willing to have the fortitude and the strength to stand up for what you believe in.” ~ Governor DeSantis declaring churches “essential”!Coffee & Covid

The church cannot be the church it was. We must now begin to build the American Revival war machine. At this moment, you must be a spirit-filled American. ~ Mario Murillo

God has planted the seed of our revival in the truth-tellers brothers and sisters. Take The Hand of Heaven, or you will most surely miss the boat.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Father’s Day & The Sidelined Church

Almost-naked man with breasts prances and twerks for a crowd as young children march just behind him in the DC Pride Parade and watch in the crowd.

The Fruit of the Sidelined Church!

Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute! ~ Proverbs 31:8-9

Watching parents parade their own children behind half-naked pedophiles like the one pictured above, I realized this could never have happened if the church was in the game and on the field. But the tragically sad fact is that the church has been on the sidelines of life for years. It took me more than a few years to realize the fact that they sidelined themselves. I could not imagine how or why any good player worth his salt would not want to be on the field and in the game…especially now. The sidelined church is antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Matthew 5:13-16 teaching His church to be the salt and the light. How is that possible for the church that has taken itself out of the game of life? It’s kind of like the local Mega-Pastor I wrote about last week preaching on “courage” of all things…from the darkness of his hiding place in the cave of irrelevance…the sharpest possible contrast to The Hill To Die On.

I had a sister from a sidelined church reach out to me earlier this week, “My guys have bailed on politics” she told me. All I could think of to say in response was to explain bailing on politics as desertion of our duty and moral obligation as Christians and as patriots. It is a flat-out rejection of God’s Luke 19:13 call to occupy until He comes, and to be the salt and light until He gets here! Can there possibly be a greater Proverbs fool than the man who calls himself believer and complies with the devil by removing his own political tongue? Guess who’s most delighted to occupy the field we’ve abandoned by doing just that.

And in this same week a brother from the same sidelined church reached out with the pretzel-logic question, “What am I to do with Romans 16:17?” As it turns out he sees yours truly (bloodied, on the field, in the game) as the “people who claim to be part of the Body of Christ but in fact are doing things that hurt the unity of the Body and the truth and Kingdom of Christ…”, and yet somehow, he is unable to see the Communists stealing the souls of children all around him. These brothers and sisters are in serious need of the Discernment Prayer!

Discernment, I wrote him, is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. “Freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else. It is in striving toward God that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. God alone is the inviter and guarantor of freedom. He is the only guarantor. External freedom is only an aspect of interior freedom. Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible. Religion and freedom are indivisible. Without freedom, the soul dies. Without the soul, there is no justification for freedom.” ~ Whittaker Chambers, a former Soviet communist spy before he recanted and defected to the West

We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of Liberty. ~ John F. Kennedy

The same people who murdered Kennedy, and now murdering thousands with an illegal death jab, are looking to move us all to CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) so they can do to us what they did to hundreds of thousands of Chinese people last week who locked themselves out of the ability to survive…by one simple act of peaceful protesting.

Could there possibly be anything more terrifying to this same common enemy of our God and Country on this Father’s Day than the prospect of our Father God restoring His Christian-Patriot CLOTH in fulfillment of His John 17:21 prayer? Let’s make this a Father’s Day to remember!

From the good shepherd of a church in the game, on the field, and on the frontline:

Greetings, my dear brethren in Christ, and in the everlasting love of our Heavenly Father, as we prepare our hearts for this Father’s Day, tomorrow, Sunday June 19, 2022! With honor to our earthly fathers (see Exodus 20:12), and certainly to all godly men whose lives and leadership as husbands and fathers faithfully follow God’s ordained pattern, we express thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father!  And, we are reminded from the Scripture, that our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the very incarnation and manifestation of God the Father, “the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3; see also Isaiah 9:6, John 14:8-11, Hebrews 1:1-3)!  He is “a father of  the fatherless ,and a judge of the widows” who “setteth the solitary in families” (Psalm 68:5-6) and He knows and supplies everything that we need (see Matthew 6:31-33; Philippians 4:19; James 1:17)  His Holy Spirit in us is  “the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father” and “beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God…(Romans 8:15-16)!  As John exclaimed, “BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” (1 John 3:1)! And, as a loving and faithful Father to whom we belong, He also corrects us as needed (see Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:5ff), a most important evidence that we are His children, indeed, and the proof of His love!  Today, when the family and godly parenthood, particularly fatherhood, are under unprecedented attack for destruction by the enemy, we need a mighty revival of godly fatherhood and leadership, beginning in the church!  We need spiritual fathers, not only for our young men, but also for our young women-that they both might know, by example, what a godly man, husband and father should be, both in word and deed!  This is a call, therefore, to all fathers – to surrender your lives afresh to the Lord, to love your wives, to sanctify your homes – and to truly love, teach, and to vigilantly protect the children that God has entrusted to you! (emphasis mine) Some of your greatest enemies include the secular public school system, the media with its sexual perversions, and any ungodly peer associations that your children may have, and of which you may be unaware!  Engage your children, pray over them, listen to them, encourage them, enjoy them, and above all, teach them the Word of God as the priest of your household!

God bless you on this Father’s Day!  Always in the love of Christ, Pastor Steve Offringa (Ephesians 6:1-4)!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Hill To Die On

The Hill To Die On

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. ~ Psalm 91:3

I’m not sure how God accomplishes His Psalm 91 promise to us. I’m not sure I want to know. I think my enemies have a much better idea than I do because I’m fairly certain that many if not most of them have learned the hard way. It’s enough for me to know that He does what He promises. Amen?

I don’t consider myself a prophet, but here is what I know as sure as the breath I just took. You are about to see people you’ve loved your entire life break away from you because your need for truth is stronger than their need for “normalcy”. I wish I had a band aid/cure for that. I do not. Try to stay connected. Keep the lines of communication open…if possible. God will find a way to match your perseverance. But more importantly, He will provide you with new connections for just such a time as this. Nothing in this world flushes out true character like adversity and crisis, and we are about to hit the mother lode in both. The bad news: Its going to hurt like hell! The good news: You’ll know your true (organic) friends on the other side.

I’ve linked to an amazing video of Matt Walsh explaining why he spent a year of his life traveling the globe to expose the pure evil of the LGBTQ & gender ideology in his documentary, What Is A Woman? 20% of Gen Z identifies as LGBTQ. AND…the LGBTQ community has doubled every generation for the past 5 consecutive generations! Thanks, he goes on to tell us, to the two men I now think of as the Lewis & Clark of Perversion, Alfred Kinsey and John Money. And, to Leftism: “Leftism is Relativism, and Relativism is the belief that there is no objective truth, no shared reality, no universal facts that we all have to conform ourselves around and submit ourselves to.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ27ezGYNqM&t=18s

It is the evil truth of what they are doing to children that inspired Matt Walsh’s own admission that this is the hill to die on. When he said these words, it drew my mind straight to Calvary. So, a sister God has blessed me to know, asked, in so many words, how do we fight? You see that cross in the center on that hill? That was the greatest fighter who won the greatest battle for the freedom of every man, woman, and child ever fought in the history of the world. He taught us how. He showed us how. And he very clearly explained how in Mathew 5:13-16 when he told us we are the salt of the earth, not to become tasteless, and the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Today we are in the greatest battle for our freedom since that first greatest battle in the very country former President Ronald Reagan once referred to as the shining city on the hill, in a crystal-clear reference to Matthew 5:14. The spotlight of history is shining another kind of light on two separate communities in this struggle; the patriot community, and the church community.

The Patriot:

It’s a self-evident truth that God gave us the gift of life. And it is a moral, intellectual, and I believe spiritual responsibility to protect and safeguard that precious gift of life…unarmed and helpless is unarmed and helpless. And the evil that is orchestrated by our government with this engineered recidivism. If you are unarmed and helpless, evil is looking for you and they will find you…unarmed and helpless. You will be unarmed and helpless…what a tragic irresponsible choice to make. ~ Ted Nugent

The Pastor:

It’s not my fight.

The shining city Reagan referred to has been infiltrated by the very enemy Lincoln saw coming in his Lyceum address. Working through our cultural and educational institutions, this enemy has managed to divide and separate these two communities that were once united at our founding.  

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~ Mark Twain

I watched the sermon sent to me by a friend last year, preached by the pastor of the largest church in Orange County, New York. I watched him speak about bravery…from the darkness of his hiding place in the cave of irrelevance. The patriot community here in Orange County is alive and well. www.orangestrongny.com The church community…not so much. I can count the good shepherds on one hand…with a finger or two left over. That’s about to change. #GodIsGood!

People are paying attention. They can see their shepherds in the cave vs the light shining on the hill from the CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson) as they tackle the decay in the most critical institution in America…Education:

This is also a consequence of Benedict’s sympathetic understanding of human nature; as much as the Renaissance humanists, he shows that a correct understanding of human nature is essential if the sowing of the Gospel seed is to be successful. ~ Glory in All Things

As a result of the practice of lectio (reading) people find themselves feeling, imagining, thinking, and acting differently. They acquire the “mind of Christ” and are readied to transform the world as Christ did. The power of the practice to change people is amazing. ~ Raymond Studzinski from Glory in All Things

We have left Egypt (Operation Exodus), now waiting on the Lord (Operation Red Sea), with total trust and faith in His promise (Operation Promised Land). Imagine dear friends, God, Christian, and Patriot together again! Imagine the total and complete Dunkirk-like rescue of our children. Imagine the Eagle Classical Christian Academy, and it will be so!

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. ~ Ecclesiastes 4:12

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Skullduggery & Due Process

Brother Derek & Pastor James

So then, brethren, we are not the children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman. It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 4: 31, 5:1

Freedom is never so precious as when you realize you no longer have it. Justice is never so important as it is when you seek it, and it cannot be found. It may never seem quite so remarkable as when it is found in the hands of someone more powerful than you. What then? Because so many of us have grown up at a time in which the foundations of freedom and justice have already been laid, and our rights and privileges have long been established and regularly enjoyed, we may not have a true sense of appreciation for just how amazing they are, and where they came from. To a large degree today, we take our freedom and the ability to secure justice for granted. But for most people in the past, and many still today, such luxuries were and are not common. If it were not for the Bible and its profound shaping influence on the founding of America and the drafting of its essential governing documents, it is doubtful we would enjoy the freedom we do or that school children would even know the phrase “with liberty and justice for all.”

In the Bible, courts exist for the purpose of securing justice. In light of that, the Founding Fathers saw fit to add ten amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights), of which five addressed specific means of securing that justice. Called the Due Process Clauses, they include provisions such as the right to be safe from intrusive searches; to have a public trial, attorney, and a jury; to be free from self-incrimination or torture; to confront accusing witnesses, and to call witnesses in one’s defense; etc.~ Our Biblical Right to Confrontation, The Founders’ Bible

Good Sunday morning brothers and sisters, or, as our Good Shepherd likes to call it, the Lord’s Day. Reading the Galatians passage followed by the “Our Biblical Right…” passage from the Founders’ Bible really drove home the absolutely horrific dark nightmare of despotism our country has entered into. There are a disproportionate number of Christian veterans rotting in DC gulags 16 months after January 6th without the due process they risked their own lives to preserve…on this 5th day of the same “Pride Month” assault on God by the very same enemy that has imprisoned them. I have one such brother, who “fears only God” is one of many being threatened with 80 years behind bars if they don’t take plea deals. Please keep Derek, his wife and daughter in your prayers. He recently sent me this 3-minute message on the Spirit of Antichrist that is so alive and well in Albany today, delivered by his friend Pastor James. Please watch and understand the evil we are up against.

Another great California pastor who is standing up and speaking truth to the evil powers coming after our freedoms is Pastor John MacArthur who invoked Isaiah 59 in his response to the Uvalde Texas “False Flag” murders…

For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities: Transgressions and denying the Lord, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words. ~ Isaiah 59:12,13

So, the Lord gave me the word that connects the evil in Washington to the evil in Albany to the evil in Uvalde to the Pharmacia evil Dr. David Martin calls out in this compelling 12-minute explanation of their crime: “MURDER”

Definition of skullduggery

noun, plural skull·dug·ger·ies.

dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: They dealt in bribery, graft, and other such skullduggery.

an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.

This cursed State of Skullduggery so perfectly prophesied in Isaiah 59 is our well-deserved “judgement”. There is nothing…there is NOBODY coming to our rescue. No justice…no light…no salvation…no righteousness…no uprightness!

That being said…

The Person who rebukes the wicked will be blessed. ~ Proverbs 24:24

There is another Good Shepherd from California, Mario Murillo…

“Whatever demon told you not to speak out against the issues, the issues of evil. Whatever devil told you to do that, rebuke it right now. Because your silence is your worst enemy.” ~ The Devil Wants To Cripple America

I sent the above quote and video clip to the sleeping shepherds of my old church who’ve accepted the enemy’s “GAG ORDER”, with the following note:

The hardest words in the English language, “I’m sorry…I was wrong.”

I have learned a most important lesson brothers and sisters. Skullduggery’s very best friends are those good people who remain silent in the face of evil! I recently wrote a letter to the mayor of Vernon to let him know that flying the Pride Flag above his town was a very, very bad move on his part. Will my letter alone have any impact on this public official’s decision to turn from God to the “Progressive”? Doubtful. BUT…imagine if the sleeping shepherds of Vernon awakened to their Good Shepherd-calling and led the community to speak out against the assault…imagine!

Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity. ~ Proverbs 20:28

Brothers and sisters, there is absolutely nothing at all loving about being silent in the face of evil. It is, in fact, the most cowardly thing I can think of.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Our Guns, Our Bibles, Our Sacred Honor

“The Duty Is Ours, the Results Are God’s”

To God and posterity you are accountable [for your rights and your rulers]….Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you. ~ Rev. Mathias Burnet

Our Founders brilliantly followed God’s laws as passed down to Moses, in our founding documents as our esteemed brother Pastor Earl Wallace of Liberty Christian Fellowship lays out in The Bible is the Source of America’s Inalienable Rights.

I cannot help but think with great sorrow and trepidation of how deserving our nation is of the Burnet curse, as we observe another Memorial Day weekend. I tell you, I hear the endless columns of the honored weeping in their graves, inconsolably crying to heaven, “I gave my life for this?”

There were two instances this past week that struck me. The first came in the prayer of one of the most Godly men I know, when offering up a prayer for a brother under attack on his job, he prayed, “Please God, fight our battles for us.” That was followed a day or two later by a dear sister equally yoked, in response to my P&FW Invite calling for Americans to stand up and call out the evil coming for our children (Eph.5:11), beautifully acknowledging the power of prayer, but omitting the most vital and necessary action fueled by prayer…for such a time as this! Unless your name is Rip Van Winkle, following the 2020 Election Steal, the Covid scam, the Ukraine scam, and now the Buffalo, and Uvalde false flags, you know we are exactly here:

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ~ From 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence

This begs the question, which people? Who does it fall on “to alter or to abolish” if not me and you? If I don’t stand, someone will have to stand in my place. Who could that be? Who might that be? What if the person who had to stand in my place was the next Pasteur, Edison, or…Moses, with greater purpose to God and humanity by living? What has become of us to have lost this perspective?

I have to tell you I have never lost it…but brothers and sisters I have given up so much in holding on so tightly to that which God will not allow me to let go of. There are times where He pulls back to teach me the difference between His fuel and strength vs my own. But each and every time, I come back to the line with even greater resolve, strength and confidence.

This same week a man I’ve never heard of touches my heart with his article in the Epoch Times: American boys and men are in a state of crisis. The notion that masculinity and traditional gender roles are “toxic” forces of oppression is a common refrain in our cultural commentary and political discourse. Men are dropping out of the labor force and dying deaths of despair. We live in a culture where legislation aimed to promote fatherhood is criticized and drag queens reading to children in public libraries are celebrated. ~  Making Boys Into Men, Delano Squires

…and following a young man into Mason’s Marketplace yesterday to pick up my lunch, I heard in his exchange with the cashier, the voice of a man purged of any audio sign or trace of masculinity…the harsh and brutal affirmation of what Delano Squires’ is calling our attention to.

In contrast, I share the following clips. The first from Pastor Greg Locke calling out the Democrat Party from his pulpit (you need to scroll down to get to the 1:44min video clip): Locked & Loaded

 The second is a four-minute clip from Ted Nugent beginning at the 22:35min mark in response to the “stand down order” Uvalde shooting:   “YOU GET IN THERE!”  

In this same BardsFM “Own the Game”, Kesterson warns, “They are going for the guns, and they are going for the Bibles next.”

Let us pray…Father God, we know our days are numbered in this life on this earth. Please dear Lord, we ask on this day of all days as we prepare to honor our fathers, and all others who sacrificed their lives and fortunes to deliver us God’s gift of the very Liberty we have so richly benefited from, in the time we have left, empower each and everyone of us to take our part in protecting and securing the very same for those who follow us. And we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The ONLY Hope

Exam Time!

Jesus Christ had no sin to deny, no wrong self to deny; He had only a holy Self. It was that Self He denied all the time, and it was that Self that Satan tried to make Him obey. What would be holier than the will of the holy Son of God? And yet all through He said, “not what I will, but as You will.” It was the denying of His holy Self that made the marvelous beauty of our Lord’s life. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Beauty of Self-Denial

Unless you are living completely off the grid, they know EVERYTHING about you. They know what you believe, what you don’t believe. They know your needs and wants as well, if not better, than you do. They know what you’re afraid of and how you respond to fear. They know your strengths. They know your weaknesses. They know your relationship with truth. And they know how to get you to do what they want you to do. It’s just been revealed that 80% of Twitter tweets are fake “bots”, that Twitter is nothing more than a CIA/Deep State tool, along with our iPhones and social media, to manipulate what they see us as…a herd of animals they need to control. Please listen to this three-minute clip from 21:40 to 24:35, Controlled Opposition/The Game Is Rigged!

So, one may be tempted to say, what’s the use? How can I possibly fight an enemy that controls everything and everyone, and knows everything there is to know about me? Well, in three words; truth, trust, and God. Truth, like God, just is and cannot be destroyed. They rely on lies they can have us believe are true…like Twitter. The truth is they do not control everything and everyone…yet. They need enough of us to believe and trust them until they do. That’s what the entire Covid scam was about. Check out this article by a courageous doctor that was actually posted on the National Institute of Health’s own website! COVID UPDATE: What Is the Truth?

So, we appear to be at a great crossroad of decision where almost everything we’ve been led to believe our entire lives is a brilliantly fabricated lie. My friend from last week’s Tune-up: I’m having a mental and emotional breakdown today.  I feel Armageddon approaching, I’m not ready, and I just don’t know what to do or where to go.” …as they are ramping up for round 2 of their Orwellian madness. Who do we put our trust in…Kathy Hochul? Joe Biden? Tucker Carlson? Donald Trump? Or, do we finally see the table, understand this game, turn to God, deny ourselves, and put our complete faith, confidence and trust in Him?

We witnessed a miracle in Warwick, NY this week. There are three separate school districts in the Orange County town of Warwick; Warwick Valley, Greenwood Lake, and Florida Union Free…run by a homosexual Communist superintendent, and a false shepherd president who dares to call himself “pastor”…in a spiritually devolved world where only 37% of adult pastors, and 13% of youth pastors hold a Biblical world view…which is exactly how we became so utterly, hopelessly, and morally lost. All seven “Parent Choice” candidates won their election. Standing up for truth, trusting in God, and a lot of prayer made the difference in Warwick! There will be NO sexual or racist grooming of children in Warwick schools. Praise God!

We are in for one hell of a fight brothers and sisters. This is our Final Exam:

Talk about trust! We’ve all been conditioned to believe we need them to provide the things we need in order to survive. I have wonderful Christian brothers who work in area hospitals and know the truth Russel Blaylock reveals in the article above, and yet they are still there. But where is my trust in God, knowing the countless times in Biblical history He keeps His word? When God’s people found themselves hungry for meat in the wilderness, He provided manna and quail from the heavens. When His disciples would have turned thousands away from His teaching for lack of food, He fed them all their fill with but a few loaves and fishes. And when the stormy waves had them in total panic…He calmed the sea.

Jesus Christ had no sin to deny, no wrong self to deny…

We, on the other hand, are sinners with much wrong self that has been, by the grace of God forgiven. It is His holy Self in us that we as Christians seek and strive for. Without a change of heart, at least 63% of all adult and 87% of all youth shepherds will succumb to the enemy and their flocks along with them. It is not an easy way, but it is the ONLY hope.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Doctor Is In

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Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. ~ Psalm 37:3-9

Do you ever feel like you need a therapist? If so, then Psalm 37 is for you. David writes as a counselor, providing wise steps to take as you face crises and decisions. I read these words and the preceding excerpt from Psalm 37 in my Leadership Promises for Every Day John C. Maxwell daily devotional, “The Doctor Is In”…the very next day after reading these:

I’m having a mental and emotional breakdown today.  I feel Armageddon approaching, I’m not ready, and I just don’t know what to do or where to go. ~ A friend

As Thomas Paine wrote in the days leading up to our last Revolution, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” As true today as they were over two hundred and forty years ago, when he wrote men’s souls, he meant everyone. So, one might ask, if everyone is tried what difference does it make whether I choose to believe and trust in myself, or believe and trust in God? Because not everyone comes through the trial the same. Some fare better, and some fare worse. And I believe an objective view of world history proves those who follow the Good Doctor’s advice are of the former.

There isn’t a scientific or scholarly mind on the planet that can prove to me that there is a single word in the most printed, published, and read book in the entire world that isn’t so. And I have spent more time reading, studying, and marveling the Word of God, so aptly referred to as the sword of the Spirit in Ephesians 6:17 since being saved in September 2015, than any other!

The stage is being set, as my pastor wrote in today’s devotional preparation, The stage for our Savior’s promised and glorious return is rapidly and visibly being set right before our eyes, with new developments every day in the light of Biblical truth!  The telescope of prophetic Scripture has zeroed in, as never before, on the most important land and city in the world, namely Israel and Jerusalem!  Notwithstanding the importance of all nations and people, and the unprecedented gravity of prophesied world conditions, we as God’s redeemed ones are to rejoice in the midst of deep lamentation over the present condition of mankind!

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how many different testimonies and experiences people have of coming to the Lord. For myself it seems, though seeking Him my entire life, it took a dance with the devil to convince me of His presence in my life…while others are scooped up without ever having to stray. But think on this my brothers and sisters, what is it the great evil now being flushed out of darkness and into the light of day fears MOST?

When I think about my life…the joy I find in every single day on this side of that day in September of 2015 I am brought to tears of gratitude, and hope that my worst enemy could find the very same. I woke up one morning this week in the transformational Word of Genesis 32:28 in Jacob’s “struggle with man and God” and prevailing to become Israel. And Moses ordered by God to send out the twelve to spy out the very land He promised them in Numbers 13:1—14:45, to know, understand, and believe in my heart that the very same God who sent Joshua and Caleb sends me to conquer the same fears. The same morning He told me to take my father’s old bible to our special place to read the very passage that happened to be that morning’s A Psalm & Proverb a Day Drives The Tyrant Away…Proverb 1. I had not touched my Dad’s Bible in years because of its age and frailty, I keep it locked away. When I got down to the pond I found the purple ribbon place marker set at Proverb 1, and letter inserted in the pages I had never seen or been aware of written by Pastor Downey of Furman Methodist Church in Syracuse NY and mailed to the “Furman Boys” fighting to save the world from tyranny in 1944. Bill Watrous, my favorite uncle, was married to my Dad’s sister.

The Good Doctor’s prescription is the very same today as it was for the “Furman Boys” feeling the same Armageddon approaching them as we feel now. I took the liberty of highlighting the fact that we are told to trust and not fret twice in seven verses, and importance of committing and need for patience and the fact that God provides for the desires of our heart, not the desires of our mind. In other words, God answers prayer not on our terms, but on His because He knows better than we know ourselves, what is ultimately best for us.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ My Mama Knew

Happy Mother’s Day!

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray, and when it was evening, He was there alone. ~ Matthew 14:23

Every time my daddy shook his head my mama smiled, my mama smiled. What he craved on the outside, my mama saw on the inside, my mama knew, my mama knew. Ha! I went to bed without a tune-up last night, and woke up with the title track to # 4! Seriously brothers and sisters, I think I’ve struck the mother lode this morning, Hallelujah! God always has the better plan…

You know there is a special word in my totally absolutely off-the-charts favorite music genre we call Bluegrass. Its lonesome…yes, lonesome. You tune in some day, and I’ll guarantee you a better day than the day you had before. And while you’re at it you’ll hear the word lonesome in more songs, song titles, and band names than you can count. And besides that, other than gospel music itself, you will have more Jesus in your life than the day before to boot! Its Bluegrass Junction for me, and the good news? There are plenty of seats!

There’s much more than a connection to what my daddy wanted, what my mama knew, and God Himself needing to separate from the flock from time to time…quite a few times actually. In the Bluegrass its to be alone with your instrument and God…away from the noise…kind of the antithesis of heavy metal, where the true bliss is found between the notes. In this past Friday’s men’s Bible study we had the most amazing discussion around the Good Shepherd in John 10. I came away knowing things about sheep I never knew because one of the men, a pastor, who spent a summer with an actual shepherd as a teen explained how helplessly dumb sheep are, incapable of survival on their own. And we were presented with the best example of tough love I’ve ever heard. Back in the day, young lambs who had a tendency to stray posed a danger to themselves as just the target every hungry wolf seeks, and the rest of the flock by distracting the shepherd’s attention away from them. So, the shepherd would break the leg of the lamb, reset it, carry the lamb on his shoulders until the leg healed, after which, he or she would never leave the shepherd’s side.

But here’s the other thing God showed me this morning about sheep. Just as there are good shepherds and bad shepherds, or what the Bible refers to as thieves, robbers, and strangers; there are good and bad sheep. This connects to my daddy shaking his head and what my mama knew. We are as the sheep in John 10’s parable of the Good Shepherd, to totally and completely, knowing His voice, trust and obey…Him. Interestingly, the other sheep which is the favorite term of so many of my brothers and sisters in the patriot movement for those folks wearing face masks alone in the car or on country roads in the middle of nowhere. It all comes down to misplaced trust. The deadliest wolves of all are those in so many pulpits all over this country. Unfortunately, there was no one who loved them enough to break their legs when they were younger…before they set in their ways and stiffened their necks.

Daddy’s head shake goes to the heart of the bad shepherd Jude and Enoch saw coming…he popped up in late fifties and sixties big time…the shiny shepherd of success and daddy’s pride…bigger is better…chip off the ol’ block. Keep movin’, movin’, movin’

Though they’re disapprovin’ Keep them dogies* movin’ Rawhide!

Now they’ve managed to brand, or mark, most of the herd, I know exactly what my dear mama knew. Trust in Him my brothers and sisters. Trust in Him alone. A week ago this past Friday, I was asked to play at a Gideon’s dinner in Newburgh. I connected with a gentleman named Norris beforehand to arrange meeting him early to get a sound check. When I got there I found out, along with Norris, they had changed the sound system and Norris had no clue how to amplify my guitar or my voice. After a brief flash of panic, I realized God knew and had a plan. And I decided to Trust His plan. When it came my time to play, I strapped on my guitar and walked down from the stage to the center of the room and played Ralph Stanley’s Angel Band. I never felt more connected to an audience in my life. I was only supposed to do one, but I was delighted when they asked me to sing another, so I sang my heart out loud enough for Suzy Arnowitz to hear from heaven as I played her original Jesus, Jesus. Mama heard me too. My mama knew, my mama knew.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Seeding Into A World Adrift

The Kiss of the 501c3 Church/False Shepherds

“Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow…” And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” …And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables, so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN.”…“And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” ~ Mark 4:3,9,11,12,20

Where we go in the time of trial proves what the great underlying power in our lives is. ~ Oswald Chambers

This week of weeks! Every new week brings new revelation for those of us who has ears to hear. In the same week that our “Operation Exodus” team is cracking into the Greer/Horst book Mission Drift, The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, my dear young Christian friend and patriot brother running for the Wappingers school board, encourages us all with his Jesus-first-approach in the face of strong secular headwinds pressuring him to “tone it down”…this article appears about one of America’s greatest and most prestigious institutions, seeded as a Christ-centric mission through education, toned it down to ZERO! Harvard’s “Mission Drift” To Hell

On this very day two years ago, my good friend and mentor Bill Banuchi of the New York Faith & Freedom Coalition delivered a memorable message at a home church service in Bloomingburg that spoke truth of the hour we were in, The Fork In The Road. Many if not most churches had closed their doors for what we all now know to be a complete lie from the very same evil that had just stolen the reelection of President Donald J. Trump from the American People. The Holy Spirit’s question to us through Pastor Bill was, which road do we take from this fork, Truth…or business as usual?

There was only one Judas in the original twelve, but they all fled after Gethsemane because they lacked the great underlying power that was to come to us all at the Pentecost…as He tells us in John 14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”

So now we see the unfolding events before our very eyes as they are poisoning the minds of our children with CRT, crippling their emotional beings with face masks, poisoning their bodies with mRNA gene modification injections, and sexually grooming them…ALL by the very same Big Pharma & Deep State evil every one of our local officials have sold us out to, and are now lying us into a war with Russia.  

Check this out…within minutes of one another our County Executive, State Senator, and local Assemblyman (All Republicans) paint fallen mercenary Willy Cancel as a “once a marine always a marine hero”!

Hear the rest of the story…

Lisa Marie’s FB post in response to Colin Schmitt’s “We will never forget the patriotism and valor Willy Cancel exemplified in the face of extreme adversity, fighting for the freedom and future of others.”

Please stop calling this guy a marine and embellishing his service. The only thing he earned was a bad conduct discharge and that doesn’t come easy. Further calling him a hero disgraces every man and woman who has ever served in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi to all the true Marines who served our country with honor.

A post from my son:

I know there will be a lot of mixed emotions about what I’m going to say but I can no longer hold my tongue. I served with him in the marines in the same unit in the same company. He was not honorably discharged from the marines. In fact, he took another young marines life by negligently bringing a weapon into the barracks and pointing it at the other marines face and pulling the trigger because he thought it wasn’t loaded. He was also known for pulling knives on other marines. I do truly feel sorry for his family, but I do not believe he should be receiving this praise as he is.

Now dear brothers and sisters, contrast this path to hell with a different path Scott Kesterson is leading us on in his County by County 7 Pillars approach he referred to this past week as seeding into the world. The choice is simple: The Good Soil…Or The Mark?

For every Anthony who takes up the cross, there are now dozens if not hundreds of Judases in shepherd’s clothing  who will deny Him in this hour.  

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