The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Choose Wisely

Known Only Unto God…

Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no way slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. ~ 1 Samuel 3:23-27

I was preparing this week’s P&FW Invite centered on how God is proving us (Judges 3:1-4) by offering His church, under the thumb of growing persecution, a revival (Promised Land) it must ARISE for in order to claim. As this was developing, brother George texted me his scripture of the day. When I heard the ding I knew it would fit before I opened 1 Kings 3:23-27. Brace for impact…the Lord had me in Genesis 3:15, seed of the serpent enmity with seed of the woman! George’s text revealed Solomon’s wisdom to discern and rule over the seed of the serpent in favor of the seed of the woman.

Which seed is it that seeks to use the 1 Kings sword to correct God’s perfect creation, cutting the baby in two in our day?  

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. ~ St. Matthew 13:25

Many are starting to realize that not only did man sleep, he’s been fast asleep for nearly half a century now. When he closed his eyes fifty years ago the first half of this meme applied. Today he is rapidly waking up amidst the strangling tares to realize the ultimate rude awakening…

Unfortunately, far too many men, including most pastors and church leaders have grown too comfortable in the darkness behind closed eyelids. So much so in fact, they will side with the enemy against those who would dare turn on the lights! Is there any greater evil than the one that would make you feel guilty for doing the right thing in a world gone so very wrong?

Houston, we have a problem here in “the land of the brave”. “A man-eating lion would starve!”

God wasted no time in proving Jesus immediately following His baptism in the Jordan. What is a baptism if not the awakening to the new life within? Well, my dear brothers and sisters, He is wasting no time in proving each of us, here and now, in our own hour…

Those with a pro-God worldview must become reengaged in society. They must not only vocally and politically reassert their support and approval for the public religious liberties expressions that Americans have enjoyed and cherished for four centuries, but they must also denounce those who attack and seek to abolish those liberties and expressions. If we do not, we will continue to lose them by default —by silence and inactivity. Remember that even though God told His people that He had given them the Promised Land, they still had to keep fighting the giants. In fact, the lesson the lesson of the children of Israel clearly demonstrates that if you don’t like fighting, get used to living in the wilderness; but if you want to enjoy the richness of what God has promised, learn to battle hostile forces. We must stand up and do all we can to preserve the national treasures that God has placed into our hands. ~ We Won’t Be Silent, The Founders’ Bible

Justice means rightness with God, nothing is just until it is adjusted to God. (Moral Found.)

“There are no victories at bargain prices.” ~ Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower

It’s a very sobering experience to wake up in a world where every single pixel of sensory evidence is screaming DUCK, while God is whispering stand…Jesus refused the Luke 4 offer in His obedience to the Father. Abraham was proved as well…

Personal acquaintance with God shows itself in separation, symbolized by Abraham’s physical separation from his country and his kindred. Jesus Himself emphasized this need for separation (see Luke 14:26). Nowadays, such separation often involves a moral rather than a physical severance as we detach ourselves from the way those nearest and dearest to us think and look at things, if they do not have a personal relationship with God. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Calling of Abraham

I encourage you to listen to the full interview with Lt. Col. (retired) Brad Miller, former battalion commander of the 101st Airborne. A man who chose to walk away after 19 years of service to his country and give up his pension rather than abandon his oath. Courage and the Oath

The rest of you can continue to hide…Good luck with that! “There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.” It is God’s law that men cannot hide what they really are. If they are His disciples it will be publicly portrayed. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Power of Publicity

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

FAITH…in the darkest hour before the dawn. How many will endure?

Psalm (Heart) & Proverb (Wisdom) a Day Drives the Tyrant Away! PS 114:3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. PR 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

I never served or stood on a foreign battlefield. But I am standing on one now on my own native New York soil…exactly where my 4th great grandfather Andrew Murray stood over 240 years ago, chosen for a time such as this, knowing and trusting the God I serve, and truly blessed with the only friend I need…

Who was that man we did not know?…he was a friend o’ mine…Honor sang a different song and danced to a different tune. So long ago, how would we know the blind would lead the blind. Who was that man we did not know?…he was a friend o’ mine. ~ Honor

Dedicated: To the men and women in uniform who gave their lives for the sake of our liberty and posterity, and to Lt. Col. (retired) Pete “Doc” Chambers, Lt. Col. (retired) Brad Miller, Commander (former) of the 101st Airborne Battalion, and all those standing in the gap who’ve honored, and continue to honor their sworn oath. God Bless America!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ From Upbraid To Upgrade

and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my father.

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.~ St. Mark 16:14

I have followed the modern-day Joan of Arc (Ann Barnhardt) ever since she put the financial security of her clients before her own interests after Obama-bundler and former governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine pilfered MF Global in 2011. She contacted her clients, told them she could no longer faithfully manage their investments in a system (COMEX) that had just torpedoed its own integrity, and closed the successful commodity firm she had built…and went to war!

(Originally penned and posted on May 17, ARSH 2012. The conclusion and warning about the “brutality of totalitarian oligarchy being proportional to the effeminacy and cowardice of the men in a conquered culture” was taken at the time by many people as the ravings of an unhinged spinster, detached from reality and warning of things that could never, ever happen in the U.S.A.

Lee Greenwood, to this day, now a decade later, remains unavailable for comment. -AB) The One About Ascension Thursday, The Upbraiding

My Lady’s on a roll brothers and sisters! Just the other day she offered up this testosterone booster; “All right. They’re on our left.  They’re on our right. They’re in front of us. They’re behind us… They can’t get away this time.”

“We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” ~ Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, Message sent during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (December ARSH 1950) Vitamin Chesty Puller

In this week’s P&FW Invite I was shown the spirit of Eliab in contrast to the spirit of David his brother in that crucial darkest-before-the-dawn moment in 1 Samuel 17:28. It’s a very ugly spirit my friends because it is a legion made up of jealousy, envy, spite, and cowardice. It’s a spirit of consuming fear that is so frightened of its own success, it cannot bear the success of another…and it is the paralyzing cancer in the vast majority of men, and churchmen in particular, in this our crucial darkest-before-the-dawn moment…he will hide from his own revival.

Goliath is a midget in comparison to the monster before us, and so few among us now just as then will find the strength, the faith, and the courage to go on, but will choose instead to fall in behind the shadow of Eliab. They will find another church to shelter them from the truth of their own cowardice, rather than stand up to the beast that will eventually devour them just the same.

The Good News!

There are good “Spirit of David” men in our government agencies: FBI Whistleblower Garret O’Boyle

There are good “Spirit of David” men in our churches: Pastor John K. Amanchukwu Sr.

And best of all, think of the strategic mind of God who really let the boys have it * before lifting off from the Mt. Olive launch pad like a Saturn V rocket! He was preparing the ground for their full blossoming into the Acts men they became…just as we are now preparing the ground in Montgomery!

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do, he shall do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my father. ~ John 14:12

I was with the lions and lionesses of the greater works at a unity breakfast in Queens, NY yesterday. “The Devil is a bully, but he cannot stand for a second before God. (ASK)”

Join us!

* Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of “upbraid”:

1. To criticize severely : to find fault with
2. To reproach severely : to scold vehemently

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “The Duty Is Ours, The Results Are God’s”

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; ~ Isaiah 61:1-2

I tell you my brothers and sisters, He is drawing SO close I expect to see Him as well as hear Him any day now…

From this morning’s Chambers read: The people of God in Isaiah’s day had starved their imagination by looking on the face of idols, and Isaiah made them look up at the heavens…Is your imagination looking on the face of an idol? Is the idol yourself? Your work? You’re your conception of what a worker should be? Your experience of salvation and sanctification? Then your imagination of God is starved, and when you are up against difficulties you have no power, you can only endure in darkness. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Starved Imagination

It seems, just as Pastor Dave Bryan pointed out to Scott just this week, that we…especially we men of the church (the people of God), are living an Isaiah déjà vu all over again! “In the West we’ve replaced spiritual reality with rationalism.” ~ Pastor Dave Bryan, Glad Tidings Church, Yuba City, CA  No truer words!

God is so amazing…when we finally look up to behold John Quincy Adams who looked up to behold Isaiah…

(John Quincy Adams) entire career was given to the service of his country, including as a diplomat, secretary of state, U.S. senator, U.S. president, and finally a U.S. congressman. In the latter position, his primary objective was to bring an end to slavery in the United States…For his unwavering opposition to slavery, he became known as “The Hell Hound of Abolition”…Despite these few successes, most of his proposals were voted down by Congress; but across all the years of losses, he remained fervent and steadfast in fighting slavery. Given that he had so few successes—and so much hateful opposition—what caused him to persevere? The answer can be found in his personal philosophy: “Duty is ours; results are God’s.” ~ Founders’ Bible, Liberty To The Captives

WEAPONIZED IMMIGRATION! “It’s a realignment of friendships…you sort out real quickly who’s serious and who’s not. One of the most dangerous people, as we go forward, are the cowardly people who just go along. They’re going to be just as dangerous as any traitor.” ~ Michael Yon

So, here in Orange County this week we witnessed the sad and tragic consequence of the epidemic of starved imagination in men. They become “one of the most dangerous people” Michael Yon just described, as homeless U.S. military veterans are thrown out onto the street to make room for child-trafficking gang members in hoodies. “Veterans Displaced”

Looking on the face of idols, we can’t see what comes next…because we’ve become too afraid to look. We can only endure the darkness of blind faith in a God we’ve long since walked away from. Our calcifying cowardice brings a gradual rigor mortis that will cause us to turn up the music to mask the screams of our own children when they eventually come for them…

Not on my watch. Not only has God blessed me with a very well-fed imagination, He also blessed me with the most heavenly angel of all, pictured above, to watch over me. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. ~ Isaiah 54:17

Dedicated to Betty Jean Murray

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Good & Bad Sorrows

For the little ones…

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. ~ 2 Corinthians 7:10

Only God! Maxwell juxtaposed Peter’s good sorrow (Luke 22:54-62) with the bad sorrow of Judas (Matthew 27:3-5) in yesterday’s The Tough and Tender Leader, and the Lord showed me how the very same line of truth that separated Judas’ death from Peter’s salvation is being drawn between us today…

“If Ukraine falls, the current world order will collapse.” ~ Gen. Mark Milley, US Army, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff…replaced this week!

Allow me to translate; If Ukraine falls, the current global corporate cabal of death, mayhem, and destruction orchestrated by the WEC and funded by its billionaire elite class of child-raping psychopaths will collapse.

FACT ~ An unrepentant Gen. Mark Milley will follow Judas to his death.

The CEO of Citigroup lying to Congress about their taking money from the CCP to betray America…BardsFM ~ DESPOTISM…Time For A Change

FACT ~ An unrepentant CEO Jane Fraser will follow Judas to her death.

Courageous truth-tellers with evidence that most all of the Orwellian transgender policies being implemented across our country were derived from the “fetish” of academic and scientific fanatical pedophiles! Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey   The Dark Truth of Transgender Activism

The article described the results of a new study — a study written by pro-transitioning researchers — concluding that young people who start transition therapy also tend to increase their prescriptions for psychotropic medications.

Not too good.

The study also found no improvement in mental health indicators after kids started taking hormone blockers. Specifically:

Among 963 [transgender/gender diverse] youth using gender-affirming pharmaceuticals, mental healthcare did not significantly change and psychotropic medications increased following gender-affirming pharmaceutical initiation; older age was associated with decreased care and prescriptions.

The most pronounced increases in mental healthcare were for adjustment, anxiety, mood, personality, psychotic disorders, and suicidal ideation/attempted suicide. The most pronounced increased in psychotropic medication were in SNRIs, sleep medications, anti-psychotics and lithium. ~ Coffee & Covid

African Nations choose God and family over a deal with the devil in the form of American Aid with LGBTQ/Transgender strings attached! ~ They Can’t Hide Their Agenda Anymore!

FACT ~ ALL unrepentant parties responsible for causing these little ones who believe to stumble, along with the mental illness leading to the mutilation and mass physical/spiritual suicide of an entire generation of children will follow Judas to a death far worse than they could possibly imagine.

Proof that our own Department of Defense turned what we now know was a bioweapon against the American People. ~ Proof that the Vaccines Were a Military-Backed Countermeasure ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Lara Logan WhistleForHumanity! FOIA’S Docs Expose CDC’S $13.8B Payoff to Buy Support for Vaccines and Eliminate Hesitancy!

FACT ~ Every unrepentant government, corporate, education, healthcare, and military person of authority, which includes, school BOE, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who profited from, and were complicit in the worst attack on the American People in history will follow Judas to their deaths.

Telegram video of one brave man calling out the main-stream press!!!

FACT ~ Every unrepentant card-carrying member of the 5th Estate, so essential to the survival of our Republic, who has sold their own souls for their 30 pieces of silver will follow Judas to their deaths.

Now stop and think a moment how many of us are thinking at this very moment, I’m safe, I’m with you Peter! Really?

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. The LORD’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it. ~ Micah 6:8,9

At present He is giving men opportunity to try every line they like in individual life as well as in the life of the nations at large. Some things have not been tried yet, and if God were to cut us off short we would say, “If you had left us a bit longer we could have realized our ideal of society and national life.” God is allowing us to prove to the hilt that it cannot be done in any other way than Jesus Christ said; that is, by a personal relationship to God through Jesus Christ who is God and Man—One. When sooner or later we come to the end of our tether, we hear Jesus Christ say: “Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matt.5:3). ~ Oswald Chambers, who died in 1917, The Obliteration of Nations

Jesus taught that nothing in this life is more valuable than obtaining eternal life. He said, “This is eternal life, that they may know you” (John 17:3). No matter how precious something is, it all pales in comparison if it gets in the way of our relationship to God. ~ Founders’ Bible, The Far Surpassing Value

Finally, my brothers and sisters, think on this; Apostle Paul, inarguably as brilliant, if not more so, than any military strategist on the battlefield of spiritual warfare, gave us all through the Ephesians, our 5:11 marching orders BEFORE equipping us with our 6:10-20 armor…to stay silent in the face of the greatest evil to ever plague mankind? 

Oswald Chambers wrote The Obliteration of Nations over 100 years ago. We are finally down to the one and only line that matters, and it is a truly a heartbreaking line of sorrow on both sides of the truth. On the good side of truth, people you loved, thought you knew and trusted, will quietly slip away, unable to look you in the eye to tell you why. On the bad side of truth, they will seek to have you removed, eliminated, and destroyed. His last day in the world was a very lonely day of godly sorrow. The line Chambers wrote just before his quote above, Peter says God is “longsuffering toward us” (2 Pet. 3:9).

For the little ones…For Him…John 17:21

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Perversion and the Wrath of the Lamb

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the lamb; For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? ~ Revelation 6:15-17

The new NYS law S123A will now monitor our speech and disseminate hate crime requirements across churches, schools, and organizations
The law allocates millions for Hate Teams and will work with Department of Homeland Security to shut down “domestic terrorism” and “white supremacy”. ~ From the enemy’s bag of tricks:




  • 1.the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended: “a scandalous perversion of the law”

Revelation 6:15-17 covers a whole lot of people from kings to every free man. You know what it doesn’t cover? It doesn’t cover the Remnant. It doesn’t cover the Warrior-Saint. Man looks at a thing in his time on his line of things…and hides himself in the mountains, rocks, and dens. God looks on everything in His time on ALL lines of things…and fulfills His Word…every jot and tittle!

So, while so many of us are desperately, and futilely I might add, clinging to the last straws of normalcy, the real chess game is on between the chess masters, God and Satan…as Nefarious rolls out in sparse theater locations and our Covenant with God is renewed at the very site it was first made in 1607; something of great historical significance those attempting to pervert our history don’t want our children’s children to know, and there’s more. There is a seed of Revival planted in the ground earlier this year in Sullivan County, New York, and its fast-taking root as God is bringing rain, reaching and soaking into the soil of the farm in Montgomery whose owners had prayed over the ground in Batavia where thousands came to the Lord, and asked the Holy Spirit to bring the same to their farm.

What we cannot imagine on our lines, God manages on His. On this same Montgomery soil this past April Fools Day 😊, He used a Drag Queen Story Hour event to create the Common Ground initiative as the means to heal and build community. We had our 3rd meeting yesterday. We are in the process of identifying and reaching out to community stakeholders who may not share the same beliefs and values, but who seek an end to the pain and bitterness of hate and division. So we have the Covenant renewal at Virginia Beach on Wednesday, and enormously successful Pro-Life Banquet on Thursday, and on Friday our Revival Committee had a meeting with Fr. Frank Pavone’s staff to discuss his appearance at our John 17:21 Revival at the farm in September. Here’s where God is starting to merge our line with His. Fr. Pavone is member of a fellowship of believers most of us would never have imagined possible in this country, the Coalition of Canceled Priests. Rev. Bill Banuchi and I met many of its members at the Serve God, Defend Liberty Conference in Delaware last August that involved 50 church leaders from 17 states, half of whom are Catholic. What I find both amazing and affirming is that three men from that 4-day conference were on the hallowed ground in Virginia this past Wednesday, including LTC (retired) Pete “Doc” Chambers who gave what I believe will long be remembered as the Remnant Call-To-Arms.  Again, God merging His line with ours through Doc and Fr. Pavone brought the term Warrior-Saint to my mind. What we can’t imagine on our line (binary), He accomplishes on His (quantum). Amen? The question is which line are you prepared to stand on?

If you are ready to bring in the new, bury the old, and be part of history; join Pastor Graves 😊 and the rest of us today at 4pm at New Beginnings Church 😊 170 N. Main Street in Liberty 😊 NY…followed by a Special CLOTH “Arise & Shine” next Sunday at 4pm at Circleville Church 890 Goshen Tpke. Circleville, NY…and it only gets better…as we come together to prepare the ground!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Spirit of Deception

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.~ Daniel 12:1-3

This came to my mind yesterday… When I grew up mothers sacrificed themselves to have children…totally in line with the natural world. Today we live in a society where mothers sacrifice their children for themselves…in abhorrent contrast to the natural world…on the same day I watched Michael Knowles neutralize the insane rationale of a trans-activist. And I thought to myself, how in the world did we get here? And then it dawned on me…at the dawn of AI…the irony of all ironies comes full circle. Women who sacrifice their own children for themselves ultimately kill themselves, which is exactly what we see happening in this fascinating Knowles clip. She is arguing for her own death!

Daniel’s 12:1-3 time of trouble sealed until the end of days, which I argue we are now in, seems remarkably self-evident from where I’m standing. One half of our societal means of procreation either already has or seems determined to take itself out of the equation. But, what about the other half?

Where are the soldiers of the Cross for Christ? Let the God-fearing, the honest, the strong-hearted, who look steadfastly to the glory of God. Prepare themselves for the battle against error. There are too many faint, cowardly hearts in this hour of spiritual conflict…Oh that out of weakness they might be made strong and wax valiant and fight, and put to flight the armies of the aliens. ~ E.Z. White

The greatest want of the world is the want of men. Men who will not be bought or sold. Men who are in their inmost souls are honest and true. Men who do not fear to call sin by its right name. Men whose conscience is as true to the duty as the needle is to the pole. Men who stand for the right though the heavens fall. ~ The Book of Education

These quotes come from Doug Batchelor’s message “Outnumbered by False Prophets” sent to me by my pastor this past week, answers the question as to the whereabouts of the other half. And it raises another question regarding the Daniel 12 prophecy. Who among us shall be found written in the book…the they that be wise?

This is an amazing hour to be alive. It really is a story of the lost and found. It’s a bitter/sweet hour. Bitter, because I don’t know that there is any hope for the trans-activist and those like her outside the church, any more than I hold out hope for those inside the church suffering the vice of effeminacy, choosing their own comfort over the battle against error…learned though they may be…

“God often works more by the life of the illiterate seeking the things that are God’s, than by the ability of the learned seeking the things that are their own.” –St. Anselm of Canterbury, Benedictine Abbot, and Doctor of the Church, died 21 April ARSH 1109

Sweet, because He lives…and He’s bringing a new thing!

Sow for yourselves righteousness, Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. ~ Hosea 10:12

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~ 3 John 1:4

Farmers know what it means to “break up your fallow ground” brothers and sisters.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Cause & Effect on the Road To Perdition

“Prepping the Space”

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. ~ John 17:4

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation….It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

…there is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America; and there can be no greater proof of its utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth…. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. ~ French historian Alexis De Tocqueville, from his Democracy in America, written after traveling our young Republic for 8 months in 1831…

I read these quotes from De Tocqueville and Kennedy this week and something profound hit me. They were not describing who we were. They were describing who we are. Yes, but if they are describing who we are, then how does one explain how and/or why we are allowing the physical, moral, and spiritual slaughter of our children…without so much as lifting a finger or uttering a peep? If you think that question is in any way false or extreme, then you need to listen to Scott’s show from Friday night: BardsFM, Sheriffs and the Trans-War on Rights

Strange, right? That brought me back to the weird experience when the men in my old church reconvened to resume our men’s Bible study after months of being separated by what we now know to be the forces of evil back in 2020…and their intellectual constipation around the science of Cause-and-Effect ~ noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others.

We had just come through the greatest disaster in our lifetimes and grown American adult men who had no problem finding words to describe the effect were totally tongue-tied when it came to cause. So again, how is this possible…given who we are? That brings us to the Pastor Gregg Locke quote from the “Come Out In Jesus Name” movie trailer: “In the New Testament, is it verifiable that Christians can be attacked and oppressed by demons? And He said, ‘In the last days the church will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. They will begin to listen to demonic doctrines.’ Christians can be under the influence of Satanic oppression…100% they can!” 

…this, in the same week of Jonathan Cahn’s revelation on the demonic possession of the Nashville Trans shooter who murdered 9 Christians; 6 adult, and 3 children. ~ Nashville Trans-Killer

Tying it all together, I sent this out to brothers and sisters I am honored to be associated with who are very much engaged in our great struggle, the very embodiment of who we are as God made us to be:

In the Year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. ~ Isaiah 6:1, 8

I read today’s Maxwell, The Call Of A Leader, and loved the three factors of Opportunity, Ability, and Desire, because I believe that each one of us are called in this hour to His purpose with our own individual God-given gifts. My friends, discernment is everything in these times. There are friends, and then there are apostolic friends. Isaiah 6:8 is the perfect example of the apostolic friend. Unfortunately, I see us heading into a bitter/sweet separation. Sweet, because God will provide everything His apostolic friends require to fulfill His purpose. Bitter, because there will be friends, who by their own confusion of spirit, will either fall away, or seek to hold us back…and to be clear, it is not the friend, but rather the spirit that has the friend.

Rev. Voddie Bauchman, author of Fault Lines, reveals the seducing spirits and doctrines of demons that permeate, and yes, possess our society through the enormous influence of pop-culture and the mega-churches. ~ Why Countless Christians Are Headed To Hell

So here’s the bottom-line brothers and sisters. Grown men, whether it be around a Bible study campfire, or a church board meeting, who are unable to discuss openly and candidly the essential cause and effect of what is happening around them, are controlled by a spirit other than the Holy Spirit of God. Period. Now would be a very good time to, as my dear brother’s departed grandmother advised with her final words, “Get right with God.” God will prove us (Judges 3:1-4) as He did two weeks ago in Montgomery. John 17:4 is the model He gave us to live by! If Bible studies and church attendance alone were the path to salvation, the highway to heaven would be a super highway, rather than the timid head-fake march to perdition so many Christians are on today.

God favors those who, as both RFK and De Tocqueville observed, stand for Him. By showing up, Christine, who encountered Kyle, turned into the vitriol of hate with a heart of love and the Holy Spirit took care of the rest. Here’s the note she received from a man…a complete stranger, who happened to read the article in his local paper describing the encounter at the Drag Queen Story Hour event.

“It is so rare that people with differing views engage in respectful conversation. I simply want to thank you and appreciate you for doing so. Toni Morrison’s words resonate with me, ‘There is no time for despair. No place for self-pity. No need for silence. No room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.’ ~ S.S.T.

AND…that moment birthed the “Common Ground” path to healing and building community!

It’s never too late to get right with God…until it is.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Truth Be Told: “the angel of the Lord”

He Has Risen! What Are We Waiting For?

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. ~ St. Luke 10:17-19

In Matthew 23, Jesus is in the temple, speaking to the multitudes and giving a scathing rebuke to the scribes and Pharisees. The religious leaders were quite self-righteously content, thinking they were doing everything God wanted them to do. But they were woefully wrong and defiantly unaware. They could easily acknowledge the guilt of past generations and recognize the corresponding punishments and how they did not heed the warnings given to them, but they were blind to their own present culpability and what was being said now. Jesus then closed with this lament: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling” (v.37)

Amazingly, the temple in which Jesus is standing was built on the very spot where King David stood confessing his sin after he numbered Israel (2 Chronicles 3:1), covered in sackcloth and ashes along with the elders, having fallen on their faces in intercession, pleading for God’s mercy (1 Chronicles 21). Seventy thousand men were dead, and an angel had been sent to destroy Jerusalem. But seeing the calamity, the Lord was sorry and said to the angel, “It is enough, now relax your hand” (v. 15) David saw the “angel of the Lord” standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then standing between earth and heaven, with His drawn sword in His hand stretched out over Jerusalem (vv. 15-16). So David cries out, “Is it not I who commanded to count the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and done very wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? O Lord my God, please let your hand be against me and my father’s household, but not against Your people that they should be plagued” (1 Chronicles 21:17).

The “angel of the Lord” is, in fact, none other than the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ, standing in the very same spot He would stand some 1,000 years later. The angel then invites David to build an altar to the Lord on that very threshing floor. David paid the full price for the land, and there he built and altar to the Lord that the plague may be restrained (v. 22) and upon which to offer burnt offerings and peace offerings.  And he called to the Lord, and He answered him with fire from heaven that came down and consumed the offering (v. 26). Then the Lord commanded the angel to to put his sword back in its sheath (v. 27).

Approximately 1,000 years prior to King David, this is also the very spot where Abraham built an altar upon which to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice in obedience to the Lord, on Mount Moriah, (Genesis 22:1-18; 2 Chronicles 3:1). When Isaac saw they had the fire and the wood, he asked, “Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” (v. 7). The answer Abraham gives is quite astounding: “God will provide for Himself the lamb” (v.8). When he was about to plunge the knife into his own son’s chest, it was the “angel of the Lord” who spoke and told him to stay his hand (vv. 11-12). And behold there was a ram caught in the thicket, which Abraham took and offered in the place of his son and called the name of this place: “The Lord Will Provide (v. 14). The “angel of the Lord” spoke again; “Because you have …not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will multiply your seed…In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice” (vv. 15-18).

So, as Jesus stands in the temple before the Pharisees, He is standing in the very same spot where He previously stood twice before as “the angel of the Lord.” The first time with Abraham was to witness what the Bible records as the very first act of worship: the offering his son as a sacrifice, and in the place of the son a lamb. The second time to witness a king paying the full price for sin that the nation might be spared from judgement. Each time, a sword is extended, and the hand is stayed—the first because of obedience, the second because of repentance. Here again, in this very place, where the temple was built, Jesus stands as “the angel of the Lord,” and once again with His sword outstretched, not only as the Son, but also the King. And this is also the place where not many days from now He will provide Himself, the Lamb. Only this time, those being confronted do not hear the voice of God, cannot see “the angel of the Lord,” and thus they do not repent; and neither is the hand stayed that holds the sword. ~ From “Judgment of Nations: A Sobering Reality”, The Founders’ Bible

And here we are again…please pray for the church and churchmen who do not hear and cannot see…

“In the New Testament, is it verifiable that Christians can be attacked and oppressed by demons? And He said, “In the last days the church will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. They will begin to listen to demonic doctrines. Christians can be under the influence of Satanic oppression…100% they can!” ~ Pastor Greg Locke,  “Come Out In Jesus Name”

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “Its Hard To Soar With Eagles…”

And Moses said, “By this you shall know the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will. If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me. But if the Lord creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the Lord.” ~ Numbers 16:28-30

There are two old sayings that ring exceptionally true today. “It’s hard to soar with eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys.” ~ Longfellow Deeds, and “Misery loves company.” God has plans for Montgomery. The same God who will bring Revival to New York will prove the faith of every man and woman who counts themselves as Christian. He used yesterday’s Drag Queen Story Hour held at a private business as mirror for us to see ourselves in. Those of us in support of sexual grooming of children on the left, and those who responded to the “prayer vigil” invitation to protect our children on the right. We even walked a prayer “blood line” of prayer and protection around the store the night before… for ALL participants!

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? ~ James 2:20

We all know people who complain about their circumstances whether it be the church they attend or the relationships they are in…and do next to nothing to change their circumstance. Well, brothers and sisters, if the photograph pairing above isn’t your wake-up call, then there is no waking up in you. Never in your entire life has situational awareness been more critical than it is at this very moment.

Yes, it is hard to soar with eagles. God made it so for good reason. Did you know that eagles are the only bird that fly into the storm? I didn’t either, until He showed me this morning. All others, including turkeys, fly and or run away from them. I had a man of  “faith” actually warn his fellow men of “faith” not to show up yesterday…for fear of arrest! But our brokenness is not limited to the church. Orange County Leadership is broken in our government, our churches, and the patriot movement itself. Moms for Liberty, at the present moment, are for liberty in all areas but religious expression. Let that sink in. Where were they yesterday? As I said to one mom who did show up, don’t lose heart, there is a big difference between protest and prayer vigil. The former is about ourselves and the latter is about God…who LOVES to accomplish the most with the least…as He did with Gideon, David, and so many other times in history.

There is a storm coming my friends, and God is bringing this wake-up call. We assimilate our environment. If you are in a temple of dead stone church get out now. If you think yourself a leader yet surround yourself with those who go back on their word, accept no reproof, and talk faith while acting fear, you may as well be living in muddy water, unable to get out of your own way, let alone lead others on a clear path. I will tell you from experience, when you fly into the storm, when you turn into the fiery furnace of Faith, God will not only prove you, He will favor you in ways you could never have imagined. Look in that mirror churchmen. If I see men afraid of their own shadows, you better know God does as well! Faith…For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. ~ James 2:26

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain

And if you fear to stand there, how in the world will you ever stand up here…

The man of sin will have his rod, he will do clever tricks, he will put the mark of the beast on every business system that he sanctions, and those who do not have that mark on them can never do business under the regime of the man of sin. Suppose you find that the people who are “counted in” under the mark of the beast succeed, and you do not succeed, you may be tempted to negotiate the thing and say, “Well, I don’t know, If I did this thing it would save me; I had better compromise a bit.” We must never do that. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Rod of the Wicked

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “Temples of Dead Stone”

A Church Alive & Well!

The man of sin will have his rod, he will do clever tricks, he will put the mark of the beast on every business system that he sanctions, and those who do not have that mark on them can never do business under the regime of the man of sin. Suppose you find that the people who are “counted in” under the mark of the beast succeed, and you do not succeed, you may be tempted to negotiate the thing and say, “Well, I don’t know, If I did this thing it would save me; I had better compromise a bit.” We must never do that. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Rod of the Wicked

The above scenario is in a book that’s 2,000 years old. It predicted the day we are living…the moment we are living in, right there in black and white in the 27th book of the New Testament of the Bible, Revelation 13:16,17

Most of you know I listen to Scott Kesterson’s BardsFM and Fishers of Men every day. He interviews people who, by and large, are men and women of faith who are engaged and pushing back in remarkable ways against the forces of darkness and tyranny…medical tyranny ushered in through Covid, brought to us by the Revelation 13 man of sin.

Scott is from Oregon so he’s very familiar with enemy strongholds like the one that has literally taken complete control of Portland. Last week he quoted a women from the area who told him that when Antifa came to Portland the pastors tucked inside the walls of their churches to preach to their choirs while Antifa took their message directly to the people on the street from the father of lies. And this week he shared the following take from a pastor very much in the fight who used the term Temples of Dead Stone to describe the vast majority of churches today…

“There’s a pastor, prophet, seer, helping establish a new church…about 5,000 people in it. And they were having their meeting, all the elders of the church. He sees Jesus’ presence in the church, and he sees Jesus walking out the door, and he stops and he says, ‘Jesus, don’t leave!’ And Jesus turns to him and says, ‘You are the only one who will know.’” ~ Scott Kesterson, Fishers of Men

This week I sent the following email out to church groups, our CLOTH and Orange Strong membership as well as Facebook:

Dear Moms, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of Liberty,

God has put on my heart to share the following message with all of you. A soft response to the Drag Queen Story Hour planned in Montgomery on April 1st was affirmed last night by a Libertarian-leaning mom who is a highly valued member of Orange Strong, “Men dressed as female clowns reading stories to children isn’t as bad as half-naked drag queens gyrating in adult entertainment fashion.” To you all I respectfully share the following: “The laws by which we are to govern and be governed, as found in the Constitution, were never meant to be divorced from the authoritative voice of the Declaration, which is the Word of “Nature’s God.” America is a Christian nation!” ~ Inseparably Linked, David Barton – Founders’ Bible

The enemy that has infiltrated and conquered every cultural mountain in our country has one desire above all desires. To separate God from his children. Whether or not one believes in God, you have to ask yourself why only one species of creature on the entire earth seeks the un-natural…with such zeal. Our rebellion as a nation against “Nature’s God” has reached the level of insanity. 63 million babies murdered in their mothers’ wombs since Roe v Wade… and now moving to legalize post-birth infanticide. I believe our country is in judgement. Whether it is the clown or the drag stripper who causes the Matthew 18:6 “little ones” to stumble, I’ll leave you all to ponder that for yourselves.


Chip, Orange Strong

Here’s a response I rec’d from Susan in response to my post on the FB group Warwick at Its Best: “Go take this shit “babies murdered in mothers wombs” somewhere else. Seriously.”

Where is the cry of the Orange County shepherds???

I realized something this week…if the teachers stopped teaching in a healthy society the body of that society would respond to fill the gap. If doctors stopped treating people in a healthy society, the body of that society would respond to heal the wound. (“A sick man asks, ‘Who’s your doctor?’ A healthy man asks, ‘Who’s your farmer?’” ~ Matt Kleopfer) If the police stopped keeping the peace in a healthy society, the body of that society would restore the order. BUT, when the pastors “tuck inside their walls” they quite literally doom a healthy society…which is exactly what has happened to us… As the brother behind the wall of dead stone attempts to assure the sister, “Don’t worry….God’s got this!”

The church was made to be the immune system of a healthy society! Amen?

Kudos to Brenda Hanson of We the People from CattaraugusCounty, NY! I believe Cattaraugus County has declared itself a Constitutional County. I found Brenda’s letter posted by Pastor Stephen from the Black Robe Regiment of Western New York (officially NOT in hiding)


Where are the shepherds? Where is the church? Why is there a hush rather than a trumpet?

Aren’t we called to rescue the perishing?

Slogans and memes and half-hearted attempts at evangelism and sermons that make everyone comfortable will not free those held captive by Satan’s modern and sophisticated dread sway. Evangelism is not evangelism at all if it fails to confront the poisonous ideas of the culture. In a world drowning in poison, I will address one: the idea that a person can choose or create their gender and that such a choice should be severed from parental influence.

We in the church applaud historical Christian figures – the Amy Carmichaels and George Muellers of the past – who laid their lives on the line to put an end to child sacrifice and plundering, those who rescued unwanted and deformed infants from ancient garbage heaps, and those who opposed the genital mutilation of females with broken pieces of glass. We admire such bygone boldness that not only led to the salvation of individuals, but also changed cultures.

We in the church shake our heads in sad dismay when we thumb through the pages of the “Voice of the Martyrs” magazine and see pictures of temples in high places where strange sacrifices to impotent gods are made. We support the missionaries who travel to these far-off lands to bring the gospel light.

But we forget or we ignore that in our own civilization the shadow of a high place has been cast over culture and church. We fail to fully grasp that we now are the far-off land that needs the gospel light.

At what point did the church decide that cultural retreat was acceptable in the eyes of the LORD?

At what point did the church agree to the idea that cultural engagement was unholy?

At what point did our personal faith render our cultural influence meaningless?

At what point did bridges built between church and culture become one-way streets in which influence and ideas advanced toward – rather than from – the church?

Evidence points to the sad reality that God’s power has been limited by God’s people.

When did silence in the face of evil become love?

“Truth always carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation nevertheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of the truth involved, there is something wrong.” ~ Francis Schaeffer

I think there is something wrong.

Is God so small that we must shrink back from the controversial issues of the day? Humanity is being impaled on the spears of bad ideas. Are we to watch from our Christian fortresses, influencing a person here or there – patting ourselves on the back when we do so – but refusing to engage the system itself?

How much Christian love are we expressing when we sit on the shore watching the ship of Millennials and Gen Z dashed upon deadly rocks of lies about their fundamental identity? If not we, then who, will tell them that they are made in God’s image, fearfully and wonderfully knit together, and that He who from the beginning made them male and female has a plan for them in which they can experience a cohesive life, unified in mind, body, and spirit? If not we, then who, will teach them to value their bodies rather than loathe them? If not we, then who, will confront school administrators, healthcare providers, and bureaucratic policy makers about the darkness of ideas that decimate and literally mutilate the next generation? If not we, then who, will oppose bad ideas at the institutional and societal level? If not we, then who, will seek to rescue our culture? In a laser-focus on the individual, the church has abandoned the culture. I suggest such abandonment will lead to the devastation of many an individual.

From every pulpit in the land should be proclaimed the truth. A trumpet of warning ought to sound. Where are the watchmen? There is a war, and it involves the minds, bodies, and spirits of the next generation, and the very foundations of both the culture and the church. The soldiers of the enemy are marching into the minds and lives of our children and grandchildren, stirring confusion and creating self-hatred and hostility toward what is true and honest and pure and just and lovely and of good report. The culture is teaching our children to make unhealthy and often irreversible decisions. People of power in education, healthcare, government, and media are encouraging young people to deny reality, science, and God’s created order. Would they tell an anorexic to continue dieting? Would they give razor blades to a cutter? If affirming anorexia and cutting is a sin, why is it then loving to affirm gender confusion? To lie to another human about their identity is not loving. Neither is remaining silent while others lie.

If God’s shepherds – and thus his people – remain silent while the next generation are led to the slaughter, it is not just the culture and her institutions that will be judged, but it will be we – the ones who were supposed to sound an alarm and engage the enemy. Confronting the culture, rooting out ideas that lead to death, and shining light in society’s dark corners is the call and mission of the Bride of Christ. If the Great Commission is to be great, it must involve not just the personal, but the whole of society. It is this, and nothing less, that fulfills God’s command to love Him first and our fellowman as ourselves.

And what of me? Will I be courageous? Will I do good? How much do I love Yahweh and my fellow man? Do I love Him and them enough to speak what must be spoken and to do what must be done? Is my personal faith in the Creator Redeemer God deep enough that I will engage the culture, or will I merely shelter in place?

This great God of creation and redemption, who inhabits eternity and sits forever on the throne of His sovereignty has given me life. He has saved me. He has made me pure, holy, and whole. I am a saved person in a broken world. Why am I still here? How shall I now live? He must expect something great and beautiful, bold and powerful from me otherwise why bother to leave me here?

Under Your banner, LORD, and to your glory may I go forth today. I live at your pleasure. Show me my duty. Give me valor and vision to live a righteous life in this world. When I die, may I be remembered as someone who demolished, rather than forged, chains and strongholds.

-Brenda Hanson, “We the People” of Cattaraugus County, NY.

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animated contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. And may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. ~ Samuel Adams

By faith my friends! By faith alone, we will pass from this world to the next…a better country, that is, an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. ~ Hebrews 11:1-16

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