The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Last Church Standing

No Guts, No Glory!

“Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” ~ 1 Samuel 17:32

Each one of us has our own individual hourglass, with differing amounts of sands of time to fall…even with twins, known only to the Father. As is the same for His Revelation hourglass and hour of His final harvest.

I want to thank everyone who hung in there through the spiritual warfare series. I pray everyone found something useful to apply to their daily walk-in-faith. Because, my friends, we are now in that place where the proverbial rubber meets the road. A brother recently introduced me to Inductive Bible Study that breaks down into three phases starting with observation, followed by interpretation, ending with application. Welcome to the application phase for this, our finest hour…for some.

I will tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? ~ Luke 18:8

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord. “Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;” ~ Isaiah 30:1

Best-selling author Eric Metaxas writes in his latest book, Letter to the American Church, “,so have we in the American Church cheapened the ideas of belief and real faith. James in his epistle is talking to all of us who think there need be no connection between what we say we believe and how we live…But of course God is not fooled. He sees our hearts. And he sees our actions. He knows precisely what we believe by the way we live our lives.”

Human nature, from the day David took down the Philistine giant, to Bonhoeffer’s stand eighty-eight years ago, to the present day, has not change one iota. If we observe the majority mindset in the context of faith and relationship with God in 1 Samuel 17, and we compare it to the same mindset of the German Church in Bonhoeffer’s day, we can observe a pattern, interpret God’s message to us, and apply it to our present condition and circumstance.

We know the 1 Samuel 17 mindset before David took the field was more fear than faith. And here’s the mindset Bonhoeffer had to deal with:

There were 18,000 Protestant pastors in Germany when Hitler came to power.

  • 3,000 stood with the “confessing church” obedient to God-first.
  • 3,000 stood loyal to Hitler-first, the “Deutsche Kristen”
  • 12,000 lacking the courage to stand, let the 3,000 who did take the heat.

We can see the very same fear over faith mindset plagued the German Church eighty-eight years ago as it plagued Saul’s army in 1 Samuel 17. Now, let’s observe the mindset of the American Church of today. What do you suppose that could be when only 37% of American pastors hold a Biblical world view?

On one hand, that is a very discouraging statistic. On the other hand, what do we as Christians have today that our friends in the German Church lacked? A very important life-line cast to us by those who went before…The Spiral of Silence, coined by German sociologist and political scientist Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, Bonhoeffer famously applied to the faith, or perhaps faithless would be a better way to put it, as Cheap Grace ~ When people fail to speak the price of speaking rises. If you do not speak you are not being neutral but are contributing to the success of the thing you refuse to condemn. Contrarily, when we speak out we encourage others to speak, decreasing the price of speaking.”

How many of God’s children went “with the flow” into the Egyptian Alliance despite the prophet’s warning, “Therefore the safety of the Pharaoh will be your shame…And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation”, (Isaiah 30:3) thinking their dual citizenship actually meant they could be in two places at the same time?

Only the names have changed, human nature still the same. Watching a Christian brother I love, who happens to be stuck in the Cheap Grace bleachers, do mental cartwheels through his own cerebral corn maze to avoid Truth inspired the following analogy this week:

Truth is a beautiful young girl who delights in the sun on her face and to be seen by all, not a blemish to hide. Jealousy is the sister layered in makeup, always seeking to call her aside, out of the light, away from the public view.

As Metaxas puts it, “The fact is that because of their inability to see things clearly they clung to what was safe; and in doing so they markedly departed from leaning on God and trusting Him with what lay ahead. Bonhoeffer saw—and said—that those who call themselves Christians have an obligation to God to ‘get political’ if necessary, and to take a bold –and likely dangerous—stand against their own government. What had become of their faith so that it was now so flabby and unable to stand against the enemies of God in their time?”

The majority of today’s pastors have taken on the role of the jealous sister. Here’s a quote from one of them I refer to as the head-fake of the century, “I don’t mind dying for Christ, but I don’t want to die for politics.” That one reminded me of the old Churchill quote, “They will be the first to flee when the lead starts flying.” As the wisdom of Solomon pointed out in Ecclesiastes, there’s nothing new under the sun.

Woe to you American Church, knowing that grave error of the German Church, who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.” (Isaiah 30:10)

Brothers & Sisters… “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ~ Ephesians 5:14-17

Well my friends, back to the hourglass and the remaining sands of our time. That’s a whole lot of observing, interpreting, and applying to digest. Speaking of sand, the future does not belong to those with their heads buried in it. MEN…its no different than our first dance, remember? The prettiest girl? Remember how good it felt when we summoned the courage, overcame our fear, and asked her to dance? The Cheap Grace American Church is like the mother of Cinderella. I don’t want to be in the German Church or the American Church. Let no man’s heart fail because of them, I want to be in the last church standing…for Him.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #10 The Good Fight

Margaret Corbin

The Spirit of God began extraordinarily to set in, and wonderfully to work amongst us…” ~ Jonathan Edwards

SW #9 Re-cap

Never Say Never:

  • Our government, hijacked by a criminal cabal, has crossed the Romans 13 Rubicon.
  • God brings justice when we “pray at all times” and “don’t lose heart.” ~ Luke 18:1
  • The Bible contains EVERYTHING man needs to fix the problems man created.
  • The modern 501©3 church has subordinated the Word of God to the will of man.
  • The church community needs to read Metaxas’ Letter to the Church and reunite with the patriot community.

Welcome back to another episode of ___________________. I would love it if you would fill in the blank in the comment section below. From my own perspective our world has transitioned from American Idol to Hunger Games in one fetal heartbeat, or so it seems. As a sheepdog ever watching the wolf, I will tell you they groomed us through Idol straight into their Games.

Covid was their ultimate Venus Flytrap. Some of us were smarter than the average fly, most of us proved not to be. Sorry if this offends any of my readers, but the need for “tough-mindedness” as my brother Earl puts it, trumps any of our feelings at this point. And, as those souls seeking amnesty learned a few weeks back, that ship has sailed. The only possible excuse for “I did not know” that will be accepted in the Nuremberg 2.0 trials will be the coma you entered into on May 1st, 2020, and came out of this morning, November 20th, 2022. Period. Welcome to God’s World! 100%…always has been, always will be…from the day of Job some 3,500 years ago to the hour of His return, which only the Father knows, our country tis of Thee, is God’s country.

Well, now that we’ve settled that a very important question remains. Who are we in these Hunger Games, and what is our plan of survival?

God has blessed me to be part of the leadership of two separate groups; CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson), and Orange Strong (Constitutional Patriots). The former exists to unite the Christian community in answer to our Lord’s prayer in John 17:21. And the latter to unite our entire community to stand for the Constitutional freedoms and liberties so many have died for, and to preserve our communities for the generations to come. The enemy of us all and #1 Sponsor of the Hunger Games hates both for obvious reasons and does not wish to see either group succeed. I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that patriot community is soundly engaged. The bad news, as Eric Metaxas points out in his Letter to the American Church, the Christian community is not even close to being on the field. Two examples from a Christian brother and sister I love dearly…just this week. The brother used 2 Corinthians 6:14 (Do not be bound together with unbelievers) to explain his struggle to support the local Falun Gong community in their heroic stand to expose the CCP Communist infiltration of our schools, our healthcare system, our election system, and our local governments. And, while much appreciated, the sister’s support was restricted to “watching, listening, reading, praying” I can’t know the 2 Corinthians brother’s heart, the limitations on the sister, or the reason that keep either from showing up as His salt and the light where it is needed most…for such a time as this, but God does. I pray for all my Christian brothers and sisters to search their hearts. The question they need to ask themselves is the very same question Eric Metaxas puts to the church in his latest book, “What more needs to happen before Christian leaders to see that God calls them to stand and fight against the unfurling madness?” When the Groom returns for His bride will our lamps be filled with the Spirit of David…Joshua or Caleb? Will he see in us the Spirit of His 1st Century Disciples? Or will He see the spirit of fear and self-interest in King Saul’s disengaged army, the other 10 spies, or Judas? And, I beg us to search ourselves diligently before we answer with this in mind. The difference between amnesty and forgiveness is God’s system of perfect and equal justice. The church caught in what Metaxas describes as the “cowardice that masquerades as godly meekness, had better wake up to the Gospel justice rendered unto Ananias and his wife Sapphira in Acts 5 for simply having kept some back for themselves.  

The patriot community is not entirely off the hook either. Today’s SW #10 The Good Fight was inspired by the post-election, or better-said post-steal talk in the Republican, Conservative, Patriot circles…“that we need to out-cheat the Democrats if we ever hope to win another election.” That floating idea froze myself, and I was delighted to learn yesterday, another CLOTH leader, solid in our tracks. Which marries the Jonathan Edwards quote above to the Chambers passage below:

As we go on, we find every place God brings us into is the means of enabling us to realize with growing joy that the life of Christ within is more than a match, not only for the enemy on the outside, but for the impaired body that comes between. Paul urges with passionate pleading, that we present our bodies a living sacrifice, and then realize, not presumptuously, but with slow, sure, overwhelming certainty that every command of Christ can be obeyed in our bodily life through the atonement. ~ Oswald Chambers, Yield Yourselves to God

We must never lower ourselves or our standards to the Luciferian “end justify the means” playbook of the enemy…ever. In fact, there are way too many of us in both patriot and Christian communities holding on to the idea, hope, and desire to return to the comfortable place of the normal we once knew. So much so in fact that some of us would even consider cheating our way back there. Normal is the tandem aphrodisiac partnered with fear, used by the devil to lure us in…which finally brings us to the illustration of Margaret Corbin above who stood her husband John’s post to man his cannon in the battle to defend Fort Washington, after he was fatally wounded on November 16th, 1776. John & Margaret Corbin

America is the last best hope for the world. Americans, while yoked once upon a time to the sin of slavery…a sin we rightly cast off, were never meant for, and will never live as slaves. We will not play in their Hunger Games. As brother Wes shared with a wonderful assembly of pastors in, of all places, Liberty New York yesterday, God is not finished with America just yet. BUT, as every pastor to a man echoed yesterday, He is calling ALL men back to the church, onto the field, and into the fight. Amen?

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #9 Never Say Never!

What Have We Got To Lose? Everything!

I will tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? ~ Luke 18:8

SW #8 Re-cap

The Seven Mountains:

  • Adversity is a blessing.
  • “Nastier adversity” tends to find those who seek to avoid it.
  • We are called to RISE to reclaim our culture.
  • The churches are MIA.

The parable of the poor widow and “the judge who did not fear God and did not respect man” is, in my opinion, a perfect Biblical reflection point for where we are as exhausted, frustrated, and emotionally drained Americans right now. Thank you, Pastor Brad Cummings! Our Federal & State Governments are run by criminals “who do not fear God and do not respect man.” And they’ve just stolen the second election in as many years! There is no justice…earthly justice, that is.

The Word of God gives us everything we need to fix what we ourselves have broken. Not some of the things, not most of the things, EVERYTHING we need! But I’m looking around at the best of us this week hearing the voice of self-defeat; “never ever going to change”, and “New York will never be regained”, as a Christian mother laments the recent college graduate son who is “spiraling downward.” We’ve ill-equipped ourselves and our children spiritually because we’ve turned to 501©3 churches more submissive to the enemy than to the will of God for our spiritual nourishment, and civically crippled our kids by sending them off to Communist-run colleges masquerading as Christian Colleges.  

In this same week, I read these inspiring words of George Washington: “Let us therefore animate and encourage each other and show the whole world that a freeman contending for liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” ~ George Washington July 2, 1776, preparing his men to battle the British on Long Island

Washington’s unseasoned troops, and the Luke 18 poor widow had what we, dear brothers and sisters, have completely lost. Faith in Him. Trust in Him…now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? ~ Luke 18:7

The devil has lobotomized the patriot heart and soul out of America for a very good reason. Without it, we all spiral downward, and he knows it! The heart of it is our faith and trust in Him. The poor widow, lowest of the low, up against the earthly power and authority never said never, appealed to the court of heaven and prevailed. A colonial ragtag remnant of mostly farmers stood on New York soil, my 4th Great Grandfather one of them, to face the most seasoned and professional soldiers on earth never said never, appealed to heaven and prevailed.

Observing many in my own patriot camp, I see plenty of courage and conviction, but very few putting their full faith and trust, and appealing to heaven. In the church camp it’s the complete opposite. Plenty of appeal to heaven, but faith and trust is running on empty with zero courage and conviction. So much so, best-selling Bonhoeffer author Eric Metaxas as just completed his Letter to the American Church. I was supposed to pick up a copy from my mentor in the faith at last night’s Christian Citizenship Class…but my back held me back. So, I asked him to consider reading my Letter to the American Christian to the class, which he did and later shared with me that it “fit perfectly into the theme of the meeting.” #GodIsGood! Amen?

Good evening my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

Have any of you ever been in deep, deep trouble, reached out to a friend, only to have that friend not show up when you needed them most? Well, now you know how God is feeling at this particular moment in time.

  • BOE meetings-we’re not there!
  • Peaceful protest of death jab clinics in our schools – we’re not there!
  • County prayer vigils at Gov center for God’s protection over our elections – we’re not there!
  • Orange Strong meetings – we’re not there!
  • CLOTH meetings (John 17:21) – we’re not there!

Of all the voices missing, ours is the one hurting God the most…to the devil’s delight. This can’t be how this ends brothers and sisters. We need you…God needs you. ~ Love, Chip

I believe America is stuck in its Joshua 9 mistake-moment. We had our “never left the tent” moment of 1776 faith and trust. But now we’ve come to look for Red Waves without consulting Him first. And I further believe this is so because we’ve allowed the enemy to separate us from one another. If the church camp continues on its present path of missing in action, it will do so at its own peril. And, if the patriot camp continues in its present path of missing in faith, it will do so at its own peril…leading both to the wrong side of history and of heaven. On the other hand, the synergy realized in the unification of the two would secure our rightful place in both, it would be for God’s greater glory! In our county that template already exists in CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson) and Orange Strong. Our coming together as one is not only the answer to His John 17:21 prayer, its exactly what the enemy fears most. Amen?

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #8 The Seven Mountains

Mountain # 7 ~ Government

Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that He will assuredly dispossess from before you the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Hivite, the Perizzite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, and the Jebusite.” ~ Joshua 3:10

SW #7 Re-cap

The Question of Rank:

  • We are living in the beast system.
  • The beast system sets rank and standards by which to achieve.
  • We’ve been conditioned by government, chambers, county “leadership” programs, and public education to submit to it.
  • 4-part “ten plagues” deep dive/Exodus 2.0 ~ Brad Cummings…we are here!
  • There is only one rank that matters.

If prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.              ~ Francis Bacon

There is a reason for the kinds of sayings we and the generations before us grew up nourished by have all but disappeared from our cultural lexicon. Sayings like “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me”, and “no pain, no gain”.

We’ve covered the Seven Mountains in the SMTU at a tree-top level, but they deserve a much closer look in this part 8 of our Spiritual Warfare series. They are Media, Family, Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Religion, Education, and Government. If you recall, we discussed in SW #1 there has never been a war won without boots on the ground. The photo at the top of the page is our prayer team on mountain #7 (Orange County Government Center) with our boots very much on the ground. I love this picture!

Modern prophet Johnny Enlow, together with his wife Elizabeth, authored a training manual for understanding and reclaiming the Seven Mountains from the enemy who controls all seven entitled RISE, published in 2018. Satan…working through the demonic strategy of the Girgashites who presently control the mountain of government through corruption, as they did in Joshua 3:10…that is, before Joshua’s boots on the ground cleared them out.   

Our teams have spent a great deal of time lately on the government mountain, as well as mountain #6, the education mountain (pictured in SW #6). Interestingly, I have been a part of a men’s Bible study of a dozen men who were given the opportunity to study RISE just this past week, not a single one of them in the pic above, SW #6, or any of our call-to-actions for that matter…which brings to my mind the Francis Bacon quote above. I know from my own experience and observations that a nastier flavor of adversity tends to find those who seek to avoid it. On the other hand, we know, if we believe God’s Word, how Joshua and Caleb were highly favored by the Lord.

As I wrote a friend the morning after our Friday eve prayer vigil outside the county government center, “It’s not the numbers as much as it is the WHO that are missing…the church people of all people…are missing from a prayer vigil??? He gave me the following vision that sums it up perfectly:

The typical Bronx Firehouse…with the living quarters upstairs…the shiny red fire engines downstairs…and the stainless-steel pole through the hole in the floor they all slide down when the fire alarm sounds. Oh, the fire alarm just went off. Spot, the company mascot Dalmatian, is downstairs at the bottom of the pole with his tail wagging in anticipation…while the firemen continue their card game of “indifference” upstairs…leaving the people to put out their own fires.

A dividing line is being drawn in the body of Christ. We are on the side of right. Our Founders had a covenant with God. We must determine whether we are going to be spectators in the struggle, or participants in the solution. It does not take much nerve or determination to merely be a spectator. But to speak for the truth takes real resolve. A spirit being full of the life of God has to speak out and advocate for the life and freedom within them. For they have found the answer and they long for others to find it also. The life and freedom within them spoken becomes so bright and shines so much light that individuals become like a city on the hill that cannot be hid. ~ Robin Bullock 11/2/22

There’s nothing worse than false beliefs, because when we have false beliefs we’re in Babylon, and we’re commanded (in the Bible) to come out of Babylon. ~ David Straight

Gideon’s son’s (Jotham) parable: Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, “Reign over us!” But the olive tree said to them, “Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?” Then the trees said to the fig tree, “You come reign over us!” But the fig tree said to them, “Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?” Then the trees said to the vine, “You come reign over us!” But the vine said to them, “Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?” Finally all the trees said to the bramble, “You come, reign over us!” The bramble said to the trees, “If in truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon” (Judges 9:8-15)

“We are here to find, know, and serve God.”Luke, Voice of Reasons

I believe the deadliest head-fake in the world at such a time as this, is the one we give ourselves, whether continuing our card games of indifference in the firehouses as our cities burn, or huddled together reading Bible stories to ourselves while our children are being physically, emotionally, and spiritually destroyed.

He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor. A wise man (RISES) scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold. ~ Proverbs 21:21, 22

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #7 The Question of Rank

The Ultimate Question

Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. ~ Proverbs 6:6-8

SW #6 Re-cap

Discernment & Parable of the Ten Virgins:

  • We are unable to tell angels from devils without discernment.
  • We need to be able to “read the need in order to lead” per John C. Maxwell
  • We’ve tuned out the Spirit to focus on a “predetermined package of behaviors.” (JCM)

I was guided to make “The Question of Rank” the focus of SW #7 after being asked to submit my résumé in connection to my role in bringing a Classical Christian Academy to my community, followed by my morning Oswald Chambers read the very next day: By creation we are the children of God, we are not the sons and daughters of God by creation; Jesus Christ makes us sons and daughters of God by regeneration (John 1:12). ~ Oswald Chambers, Created in Regeneration

And I realized, as the reality of the true world has been incrementally revealing itself like the ever-so-slow developing polaroid in the Kevin Costner thriller No Way Out, that we are ALL living in a beast system that has created rank along with the standards of achievement as a way to build classes of elites and modern-day Pharisees who could be trusted to remain loyal to their gods, and trusted to be untrustworthy to the rest of humanity.

I realized as I was reassembling the last fifty years of my life for my résumé, how we’ve been conditioned to meet these standards of achievement…our social rank if you will. And I realized how chambers of commerce and county leadership programs were stealthily functioning to shape their members into conformation with the beast system paradigm. At the very same time our public education system was serving the beast system by programing our children to be compliant worker bees…what to think rather than how to think. The results have been catastrophic.

Proverbs instructs us to learn from the ants. Why? Could it be because they live as God designed and made them to live. Can we truly look around the mess we’ve made and say the same?

Lesson of the Ants (John C. Maxwell):

A– Attitude of Initiative. N– Nature of Integrity. T– Thirst for Industry. S– Source of Insight.

I reflected on the heroes of the Bible in a comparative attempt to consider the question of rank in God’s eyes. David’s father was dumbfounded over the fact that the prophet Samuel bypassed David’s brothers, all of whom ranked much higher in his eyes. But as we know from 1 Samuel 16 that God looks at the heart. Cannot the same be said of Gideon, Esther, and so many others? I would argue that the real question of rank is determined in God’s eyes rather than by the standards of man. After all, how was the Lord and Savior of ALL mankind ranked among men?

I have nothing but the utmost respect for the men and women who have faithfully served our country in any and all branches of our military. Our military is the home of honor since the birth of our nation. But so many of my brothers and sisters who gave their all for the country they love are now, thanks to men like the one pictured above, struggling with the agonizing question of who and what they were really serving all the while…

“The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ. That is unarguable. We are told that there is a harlot beast system, and we are supposed to come out of her because she is going to be absolutely trounced and judged. So, there’s your Exodus 2.0!” ~ Brad Cummings, The Founders’ Bible

Something indescribably profound is coming. We can continue to cling to our normalcy bias and ignore what every gut instinct is screaming to us to prepare for, OR we can change the channel of our programming and ready ourselves for what Pastor Brad Cummings refers to as our Exodus 2.0 moment in history. I want to challenge each of you, just as the Lord asked me to challenge our CLOTH (Christian LEADERS Of The Hudson) yesterday:

An esteemed member of our brethren challenged me to challenge ALL of you to RISE and take your place in the Leadership role so essential to CLOTH. While we are Followers of Christ, we are and must also be Leaders of a church so tragically and completely off the rails. Its why we are CLOTH and not CFOTH. Even we are slacking in our weariness as the hour approaches… Please consider that while all ten Mathew 25 virgins were baptized, not all filled their lamps…and while all in Goshen were Jews, not all of them dipped the hyssop and applied the blood. I am urging you all to please listen to the amazing 4-part interview with Founders’ Bible publisher Pastor Brad Cummings linked below. I PROMISE you it will be worth every second to hear him link The Ten Plagues to our present Exodus 2.0 moment. The “separation” is HERE!

Part 1 https://www.bards.fm/e/ep1782_bardsfm-part1-the-ten-plagues-with-pastor-brad-cummings/

Part 2 https://www.bards.fm/e/ep1783_bardsfm-part2-the-ten-plagues-with-pastor-brad-cummings/

Part 3 https://www.bards.fm/e/ep1785_bardsfm-part-3_the-ten-plagues-with-pastor-brad-cummings/

Part 4 https://www.bards.fm/e/ep1786_bardsfm-part-4-the-ten-plagues-with-pastor-brad-cummings/

Lastly, I will leave you with His marching orders sent to me by a friend only yesterday:

The Father says today; I am upgrading you from a soldier to a warrior. Warriors live for the battle. Warriors refuse to accept defeat. Warriors never relent and never surrender. The Warrior Spirit of Jehovah-Lord of Sabbath is within you this day. I am the God of Battles and the Lord of Hosts! I call you this very hour, not to the conscription of a draftee but a volunteer to the warfare of the ages! A soldier many times would avoid conflict if possible… I am calling you to a Warrior Ascension into the field of conflict that has only ONE outcome – the destruction of the enemy!

I have armed you and trained you, says the Father. I have picked you to be one of My elite special forces! You are skilled, and you are stealthy. You are audacious and brazen as you step into the battle. Look out at the fray and stare the challenge of the enemy in the face. You will not only see the enemy, but you will see Me as John the Revelator saw Me – with eyes like fire, feet like brass, and a sword proceeding out of My mouth. Allow the sword of My Spirit to cleave to your hand this day, says the Father until I make your enemies a footnote of your victory and put your foot in the neck of every challenge of the dark one!

As for the “leader” pictured at the top of the page…

And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?” ~ Acts 19:15

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #6 Discernment & Parable of the Ten Virgins

She needs our discernment!

Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. ~ Matthew 25:1-4

SW #5 Re-cap:

Intel:

  • The Holy Spirit is our supernatural Intel source.
  • We are called to place SW Prayer Teams at Homeowner/Neighborhood Assoc. gates.
  • Half-Gospel/Hyper-Grace churches have created a spiritual dustbowl in America.
  • Holy Spirit-deprived Christian men have been disarmed and stripped of discernment.
  • We lack the necessary weapons and skills to fight the enemy we cannot see and do not know.

I wrote the song  “Angels From Devils” a little over a year ago now. This lyric is the key point of the song, “Who can tell rainbows from hell, or angels from devils anyway?” Earlier this week my morning Oswald read was, “The good angels are a host, and the bad angels are a host.” And I sent this out to my church brothers and sisters yesterday…

7 GREAT Reasons to Fight For Our Children!

The call went out early this week…after the CDC voted to illegally force the EUA mRNA injection that is maiming, sterilizing, and killing children and adults, on our children as part of the required Vax to attend school…to assemble in peaceful protest outside Circleville Elementary School, while Satan’s angels were inside administering poison to the children of the uninformed and twisted by their ideology. This was yesterday. We need YOU! Not standing on this HILL is a signal to Satan you are OK with him taking our children…our future. You know what refusing to fight for the children says to God. ~ Chip

Great Reasons to Stand & Fight To Protect & Defend Children:

1) Children love it! You should have seen the looks on the faces of His “little ones” as they cheered us from the school buses.

2) It’s fun!

3) It encourages others.

4) It discourages Satan.

5) It’s healthy…we got lots of vitamin D!

6) It’s a RISE step in reclaiming the Education Mountain!

7) God favors us when we do! 🙏🌞🙏

Last week a brother from the Half-Gospel/Hyper-Grace read my post, They are killing, raping, perverting, and brainwashing our children. WHERE ARE THE MEN?”, and responded:

I agree we need to voice our concerns, mobilize as we are able and vote accordingly. However our Constitution states it will be the decision of the people to elect into office those candidates they will. And the consequences will be what they will be. Time to lift up our world, not only our nation, to the One who was and is and always will be King forever!!!… but you know that our government is “of the people, by the people and for the people”, and their vote will determine much regarding the direction our nation and states will travel.

From this morning’s John C. Maxwell read, Read the Need, Then Lead. I kid you not! “Good leaders do this well. They don’t lead out of a predetermined package of behaviors, but size up every situation and discern what must happen to reach the desired goal.”

So…allow me to connect the angel-eyed child at the top of today’s message to this morning’s Maxwell message to the brother from the Half-Gospel/Hyper-Grace church, to the “who can tell…?” question in the song Angels From Devils with the answer to the question: The five virgins with their lamps full can tell. Why? Because, as with so many of our Lord’s teachings, the lamp oil is metaphor for Holy Spirit which, as we covered last week, is the ultimate source of our supernatural intel and power of discernment. The disarmed brother from the Half-Gospel/Hyper-Grace church is unable to tell angels from devils because his church is apostate, having allowed itself to become a spiritually sterile “predetermined package of behaviors”. The Holy Spirit cannot be stifled in such a way…ever!

Just read the book of Acts to see, to touch, to taste, to feel…to know the power of discernment brought to the Apostles by way of the Holy Spirit. The power to discern the good angels from bad angels, medicine from poison, education from indoctrination, gifts from bribes, good shepherds from wolves in sheep’s clothing, and ultimately my brothers and sisters, the way home from the road to perdition.

They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable. I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.” ~ Psalm 82:6,7

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #5 Intel

Our God Is Greater!

They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; ~ Acts 16:6,7

SW # 4 Re-cap:

Only by Prayer & Fasting:

  • “This Kind” engaging in Satanic Sacrifice.
  • “Half-Gospel/Hyper-Grace” modern churches have disarmed Christian men.
  • Our founders saw and warned us about medical tyranny 240 years ago.
  • United corporate prayer & fasting is the weapon the enemy fears most.

Last week I was awakened at 3am Wednesday morning with instruction to man the gates of homeowners/neighborhood associations with prayer teams to pray for a hedge of protection over the families therein. This past Wednesday I was given a dream which I awakened from at 3am:

I answered the call to battle…by myself. I stood alone in front of a general in full uniform, who stood in front of his own army. He had the arrogance of Goliath in his manner. I told him that we knew why the Pentagon was a pentagram, and how Washington DC was designed by satanic Freemasons, and of our betrayal in 1871. As I spoke these things, his countenance fell, and as his countenance fell his army withered…as growing ranks of angels and men gathered slowly and steadily behind me, until we outnumbered them and outmatched them with the boldness and confidence in our gaze alone, until at last they laid down their weapons and surrendered without so much as a shout or shot being fired. *

Intel is short for Intelligence. Last week’s SMTU caption-quote under the Derek Prince book cover entitled They Shall Expel Demons was, My people perish for lack of knowledge taken from Hosea 4:6. A person (or bot) named Mary, having read last Sunday’s SMTU on the Hudson Valley Freedom Coalition FB page commented, “‘Demons’. That is hilarious! Do you also believe in the boggy man?”  Basically, for the purpose of our discussion, there are two forms of intelligence; World (ie., CIA) and Supernatural (ie., Holy Spirit). We’ve already discussed the SW rule that the war we find ourselves in can never and will never be won without boots on the ground. I would also argue that we are equally doomed in battle without good Intel. 

It was the Holy Spirit Intel that forbid the Apostles to “speak the word” in Asia. It was Holy Spirit Intel that would not permit the Apostles to enter Bithynia. Was it World Intel or Supernatural Holy Spirit Intel that led a pastor I once knew to close the doors of his church, forbid him from ministering at the bedside of a dying woman of his congregation, fail to warn his flock of the “Drag Queen Story Hour” wolf seeking to devour the souls of their children, and permitted him to attend a Black Lives Matter Rally? My people perish for the lack of knowledge.

In fact, and a grotesquely sad fact at that, people are perishing all around us because they relied on what they think they know, fed to them by a thoroughly corrupt and evil system of World Intel…lacking the one essential nutrient that only Holy Spirit Intel can impart…discernment. I would argue that it is as unlikely for any man or woman imbued with Holy Spirit to act contrary to the will of God today, as it would have been for the Acts 16 Apostles to speak the word in Asia, and/or go into Bithynia. And yet how many intelligent Christians today allowed their smiles and the smiles of their children to be covered with a lie? How many allowed their bodies and the bodies of their children to be injected with a lie? And how many allowed their churches to be closed by the same lie that allowed liquor stores and Walmart to remain open? A Christian friend who told me he and his wife held out until the last minute before they each took two jabs, said they did so because “we had to.” He did not know who Klaus Schwab was, or anything about his “Great Reset”. So, we know from SW #4 that Christian men have been stripped of the most powerful weapon in spiritual warfare. And now we know they’ve been deprived of Intel as well. In other words, they lack weapons to fight the enemy they don’t know. My people perish for the lack of knowledge.

Holy Spirit, the ultimate and unlimited reservoir of eternal life, is only available to us by two means; the grace of God, and our faith. So, think of the African Savanah after the rains bring forth the lush freshness and beautify of new life and abundance…as a great revival of the waters of the Spirit bringing renewal, regeneration, and restoration…juxtaposed to where we have been. Actually…the Dust Bowl that brought our country to its knees in the 1930’s is the perfect analogy. Everything that we see as our world right now is about to collapse because of the spiritual dust bowl of death brought about by the “half-gospel/hyper-grace” modern churches. The solid majority of our nation’s pastors and priests have blood on their hands!  

The reality is that the players on the field are what counts. If we want to be honest about what we’re looking at, we’re looking at an offensive attack against us from Satan’s Army. You can imagine it goes something like this; Satan’s Army looks across the field and goes. ‘Satan, these are God’s children, we have no chance.’ And Satan laughs, and he says, ‘Sure, I told them to wear a mask and they bowed to me. I told them to take a shot and they bowed to me. I tell them to go inside their homes and they bow to me. I tell them to pay taxes and whatever I tell them, and they bow to me. They are not worthy. We are the ones who have the true rights to this world. So make it hurt, and make them never forget.’” ~ Scott Kesterson, using the crushing defeat of the arrogant Notre Dame football team by Oregon State on last night’s Fishers of Men.

My pastor lays it out perfectly in today’s preparatory devotional…

As we watch and wait for our Savior’s promised return, prophesied and escalating world events and overall conditions require that we prayerfully prepare for some very difficult days to immediately arrive!  Satan’s “New World Order” and his global “Reset” in preparation for the eventual debut of the Antichrist are already in motion, being implemented by his globalist and deceived followers around the world, both religiously and politically!  The compromised and apostate church is a major partner in this wicked process, a key player in the enemy’s master plan of progressive cultural Marxism to dissolve our Constitutional Republic into the godless one world and antichrist system!  Orchestrated social disorder, lawlessness, the undermining of the nuclear family, and the brainwashing of our children by a morally perverse educational system have reached an unprecedented level of insanity and threat to our survival as a nation!  Over the last many decades, much of the so-called evangelical church has defaulted in its battle against the sepsis of unrighteousness, being afraid to risk its own comfort and acceptance for the sake of God’s Word and the unadulterated Gospel of Christ!                  

Let us not be ridiculed or intimidated by the enemy, or succumb to any spirit of fear whatsoever!  May the Blood bought body of Christ be truly united in His mighty Name, standing together in both truth and love, and seeing precious souls come to Him while we are still here!  God forbid that any of us as the followers of Christ should be “bobbing for apples” or foolishly engaged in any of Satan’s other games, while the world around us perishes in sin! “{We} are all the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness” (2 Thessalonians 5:5)!  “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.  Selah” (Psalm 46:11)! 

Do we believe we walk by faith not by sight?

Ever wonder where the man who once wrote the lyric, “When they said ‘sit down’ I stood up” went to? I wonder if there was a Bruce Springsteen in 1930’s Germany. I know there was a Dietrich Bonhoeffer…while the majority of German clergy and churchmen sang louder to overcome the screams from the passing rail cars.

* When I was a 21-year-old young man I had just returned to my family home in Wyckoff, NJ from California for a visit. On my first Saturday back, I arranged to meet some friends for a few beers at the Brownstone Inn, a popular local bar frequented by a pistol-packing thug named George Gasperini, who I knew nothing about at the time. After we had been there for about a half-hour or so, something drew me to the back of the bar near the parking lot where I happened to observe Gasperini bullying this poor guy half his size. What happened next was pure reflex. I saw wrong and acted…without so much as a thought. It was exactly like the dream I shared above. There I was face to face with a man older and bigger than me, armed with nothing but the right thing to do…when something made me turn around to see half the people in the bar were behind me, and I turned around and said to Gasperini, “Are you going to take us all on?” And it was over before it started.  

My brothers and sisters. Forcing an experimental, non-FDA-approved mRNA injection under threat of losing your job is coercion. It’s illegal…it’s the worst form of bullying…and its wrong. NOBODY has the power to make you do wrong, when you walk by faith, not by sight. We ALL need to stand together, trust in the Intel of the Holy Spirit to see the enemy before us…and Act!

 
Act and God will act! ~ Joan of Arc

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #4 But THIS KIND…By Prayer & Fasting

“My people perish for lack of knowledge.” ~ Hosea 4:6

“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 17:21)

SW #3 Re-cap

The Full Armor:

  • Christian men have been disarmed by the “half-gospel of hyper-grace” churches, as Pastor Earl Wallace refers to them, that tragically make up the solid majority here in the Hudson Valley of New York.
  • We are at war…start every day in the Word, Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6:10-20
  • It’s our shield of faith that fills our armor and extinguishes ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one.
  • The enemy uses Orange County as a child-trafficking hub under the noses of disarmed Christian men.
  • Modern prophet Robin Bullock explained the 4 ranks of the Ephesians 6:12 enemy.

This past week the Holy Spirit awakened me a little before 3am Wednesday morning. “Orange Strong needs to organize prayer teams to pray at the gates of homeowner/neighborhood associates and schools.” Five minutes later, I happened to look at my email to find IFA’s “Satanic Sacrifice in the South?” in my inbox. In this same week, three kids were shot at the Warwick v Newburgh high school football game in Newburg, while Goshen High School was locked down because of bomb threats, and their school dance shut down half-way through for the same.

The good news is that we now have OSNPT (Orange Strong Neighborhood Prayer Team), and our very first assignment. The bad news is that there are precious few if any David’s to be found in the ranks of men today…especially churchmen. Theresa, unaware of these things developing, sent me this that same morning: “What you do not occupy, will be occupied and used against you.” ~ Lance Wallnau …with her own note, “Time to go on the offensive!” Amen sister!! And far worse than that, the disarmed and undiscerning Christian men have blinded themselves to the tyrannical occupiers net…

Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others…will be to constitute a Bastia of Medical Science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this Republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom. ~ Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, BardsFM, Turning Point

Thank God not all Christians are sleeping and/or hiding…

“The Lord has revealed discernment for our intercession. Satanic drug and sex traffickers cross our porous borders and practice deep levels of occultic activity in our communities to protect and perpetuate their evil activities.” “Headless Goats, The Occult, and Open Borders”

The sixty-million dollar question…

“What are you going to do? How are you going to stop it if you’ve missed the opportunity to stop it?” ~ Pastor Brad Cummings Pastor Brad Cummings (Founders’ Bible)

So, this past Friday I was blessed to attend the “Save the Nation Conference” kick-off to the 4-day Rod of Iron Freedom Festival in Newfoundland, PA., featuring great speakers on the following topics:

  • The Role of Churches in Saving the Nation
  • The Fight to Restore Election Integrity in our Republic
  • Returning our Nation to the Founders’ Constitutional Vision
  • The Communist Invasion of America

I thought to myself on Thursday, how many churchmen from Orange County will consider “saving their nation” worth a one-hour drive? After what I heard, saw, and learned yesterday, I realized the majority of churchmen in my county would never be able to face themselves in the mirror after hearing what these godly and spirit-of-David-filled men and women had to say.

Here’s what having the spirit-of-David, and a Rod of Iron spine looks and sounds like:

I really felt the need to express myself on another level when Trump was running for office, and I liked him. And every single person in Hollywood, from my ex-wife to my mother-in-law, to my manager at that time, to my so-called friends/handlers around me told me if I said I liked Trump, that my career would be over, that my life would be over…they threatened my life. They basically said that I would be killed for wearing the (MAGA) hat. Somebody called me last night saying anybody wearing a White Lives Matter shirt (he designed) is going to be green-lit (beat up), and I’m like, “OK, then green light-me then.” (Gets emotional here) You know God builds warriors in a different way.,,,I perform for an audience of one, and that’s God. Tucker Interviews Kanye

…and if that Rod of Iron wasn’t quite stiff enough for you, Matt Walsh’s response to the Left’s demands for his apology. “This Was The Right Response”

…which brings us to our SW #4 focus on what I believe is the most powerful weapon in the spiritual warrior’s arsenal: prayer and fasting. The first thing to consider is the clue the greatest Teacher on spiritual warfare has given us in Matthew 17:21. His disciples faced “this kind” of demonic spirit for the very first time and were unable to cast it out themselves. Sound familiar? Now, stop and think, why has the Word been watered down to exclude prayer and fasting as the most powerful weapon against the enemy in many if not most Bible translations of Matthew and Luke? Why is this weapon not supplied to us from the armory of our church pulpits? Cui bono? Who benefits? Theresa is exactly correct. NOW is the “time to go on the offensive! And the offensive weapon this enemy fears most is united corporate prayer and fasting from His Ekklesia. Dr. Ben Tapper discusses it in detail  in this great interview HERE.

We do a focused prayer and fast every Wednesday. If you are interested, please message me.

Blessed be the Lord, my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. ~ Psalm 144:1  

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW #3 The Full Armor

Before you set your foot on the ground each morning…

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. ~ Ephesians 6:11

SW #2 Re-cap:

Connecting to God:

  • Heart of God (Psalms)
  • Wisdom of God (Proverbs)
  • Listening to God (Joan of Arc)
  • Tough-mindedness (Standing for God)

A couple of weeks back when I had asked a young regular-church-attending man how he was doing, he replied, “Not so good…I lost my job.” According to my young friend, one of his co-workers initiated an argument…it escalated…he took the bait, and they were both fired. We prayed on the spot, and I suggested he begin his every day going forward, given our current Ecclesiastes 3-season, with Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6:10-20…before he sets one foot on the floor.

But how would he have known or thought to do this as a young man, like most young men, suffering severe malnourishment in the art, or even the idea of spiritual warfare and how to fight? But that fact is only one aspect of the Ephesians 6 coin. It is our Shield of Faith in His Word (Sword of the Spirit 6:17), that actually fills our Armor from head to toe. Would my young friend still have his job had he started that fateful day putting on his full armor? Only God can say. Did Job put on his full armor on the fateful morning of the day he lost everything? Only God can say. But we do know it was the faith of Job that saw him through it all.

Now, stop and think of what it means in a world of spiritually-disarmed Christian men facing this…

“You know that these predators are looking in Florida. Every time there’s a disaster like this there is opportunity to traffic kids. And no one is going to know. You’re gonna say, ‘I lost my child, what happened?’ I must have lost them in the storm and away they go. This is who they are. They create every one of these events in one way or another to be opportunistic…to ultimately do one thing. Traffic kids. Think about that. Wars create orphans. Natural Disasters create orphans. Birthing clinics create orphans. Where are they all going?” ~ Scott Kesterson/BardsFM, “Little Ones & Millstones”

…while gleefully and voluntarily hypodermically exterminating themselves! ~ Here Comes The Next Bioweapon!

…every ugly truth of it prophesied:

While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with a child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of the night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:3-6

If I had a dime for every Christian brother and sister literally dreaming of the Rapture in their sleep, I’d be a very wealthy man. Why is that brother Chip? Well, if you had spiritual eyes to see, you’d see the signs on the front doors of just about every church in America that reads, NO SPIRITUAL WEAPONS ALLOWED!

Jude warned us. The enemy needed us disarmed. The enemy needed us to forget who we are. And the enemy needed us to turn a deaf ear to the prophetic voice. I was recently attacked by a man we will simply refer to as Jimmy Neutron. It is the heart of Psalms, the wisdom of Proverbs, and the Full Armor of God that equips us to see that it is not Jimmy Neutron attacking us, it is the character(s) of the Ephesians 6:12 enemy behind Jimmy. There is no greater prophetic voice and teaching than what I have come to fully trust in Robin Bullock. Robin breaks down the 4 ranks of spirit, the 4 aspects and personalities of the enemy in 6:12, and how each one comes at us. How in the world is it possible to fight an enemy we don’t know, and can’t see? Please watch.

I want to leave you with the work of two fully armed (intellectually & spiritually) brothers I follow. The first is Jordan Peterson who gives his 12 Rules for Life for us as men to follow. And the second is Scott Kesterson in this great Bards episode describing how a great church and a good sheriff teamed up to confound tyranny in California. A MUST! This is Pastor Dave’s Church of Glad Tidings.

A Psalm (Heart) & Proverb (Wisdom) a Day Drives the Tyrant Away! PS 66:2 Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious, PR 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ SW # 2 The Heart of Wisdom & Tough-Mindedness

“so that she could fly into the wilderness” Revelation 12:14

A Psalm (Heart) & Proverb (Wisdom) a Day Drives The Tyrant Away! PS 60:2 You have made the land quake, You have split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters. PR 24:4 And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

SW#1 Re-cap:

  • We are at war.
  • We cannot win without boots on the ground.
  • No survival without revival.
  • God leads.
  • Ask Holy Spirit.

A soldier once asked Joan of Arc why God only talked to her. “God talks to everybody. I just listen.”, was her reply. This ties in to Frank B’s question in comments last week:                      My misunderstanding of the message comes from Romans. Different gifts are given to men. The verse from Romans, above, speaks of a gift every man has. The message clearly says that most Christian men are not standing up during this critical time. Are we all expected to have the same viewpoint as to what is the right thing to do when most that I know are following God‘s word?

And brother Frank’s question ques up Pastor Earl’s response to SW#1:

In Three-Dimensional Leadership, we teach “people hire people that are like themselves. People reflect the values and characteristics of their leader, and people hire those who reflect their characteristics and values.”

     If you ask the average pastor why he entered ministry, and he likely will say, “I just wanted to help people.” That is, they are motivated by the gifts of mercy and helps. When someone graduates from seminary, having been instructed mostly by other mercy driven people, they have not been focused on the tough mindedness necessary to teach the whole Word of God from the whole counsel of God.

    Thus, we end up with people teaching/preaching a half-gospel of hyper grace! They teach from the New Testament only, and (85-95% of the time), and put forth a salvation without repentance and a discipleship that gives the impression that God is an errand boy who’ll satisfy your every desire as you seek your personal humanistic horizon of self-fulfillment.

     Every Biblical Spiritual Gift is manifested in people who have flaws from our Old Sin Natures.  The character flaw of many mercy-driven people is the “need to be needed.”  Their tendency is toward being people pleasers. They often will say, “I’m a reconciler of diverse opinions.” They don’t want to offend anyone, and easily compromise truth to make and have peace with all in the ecumenical sandbox!

(I encourage any of you in the Capital Region who might be seeking a church to look no further than this Good Shepherd’s  Liberty Christian Fellowship)

In other words, to quote Oliver Hardy’s famous line, this fine mess we find ourselves in is largely due to church shepherds conforming their flocks to the will of men rather than the heart of God. So, yes Frank B, tragically most churchmen today have “the same viewpoint” because they’ve followed men who preach God’s half-word. We need a Pete Seeger reprise, “Where have all the stout-hearted men gone? Gone to half-churches every one!”

Trust me when I say, for it is not me saying it, there is no greater tragedy to the fate of western civilization than the yield of the half-church harvest…

They’ve become shrinking violets in the light of patriot spirit. They’ve loaded their children onto yellow cattle-cars to Neverland. They’ve turned the temple of their bodies and the bodies of their children into mRNA laboratories and access portals to the mark by their own uninformed consent. They’ve turned their deaf ears to the prophetic voice of God.

SW # 2

The Holy Bible is the Word of God. The Spiritual Warrior’s “Sword of the Spirit” as we know from Ephesians 6:17.

So, this week’s SW deals with the perfect balance of heart (Psalms) and wisdom (Proverbs) in men made in the image of God, which He connected to toughmindedness through Pastor Earl. I’ll start with heart. A week ago, this past Friday as I was rehearsing with our praise team at Howells Church, something made me look up to the beautiful church ceiling and I felt myself singing (the song “Rest”) to God. In that moment I realized He made us not only because He wanted friends, He made us so that He could experience Himself through us. Sister Felicia, who wrote “Rest”, and her husband are moving to Springfield, Missouri this week, so last Sunday Howells paid special tribute to Felicia and Walter, bestowing Walter with the title Eder at Large. And before we sang “Rest” I shared the fact that God is smiling ear to ear when Felicia sings to Him…which the entire congregation, including Walter, understood perfectly. Now, the very next morning I see this amazing video of a mother singing to her baby, and as I listened to the lyrics I realized she was singing to God, and you could actually see God overwhelmed with perfect joy in the expression of the baby as the mother sang! “God talks to everybody. I just listen.” .” Singing to God!

This same day, He segued from heart to wisdom to toughmindedness in the Governor DeSantis sends 48 illegal migrants to Martha’s Vineyard story…creating an exploding bonanza in meme world. While most everybody is focused on the strategic brilliance of this move by the Florida Governor, our Orange Strong sister Christine (a serial hugger) calls our attention to the need for compassion for the illegal migrants who are people just like us who happen to find themselves as political pawns…caught in the middle of this epic and crazy war of the worlds 2.0…

This is where we need to pay close attention to how God works through us to have both the heart of compassion, as well as the wisdom and toughmindedness to expose the lies and hypocrisy of the enemy, which in the end will bring, revival, peace, and restoration to the nations. Check out this short clip and behold the Psalms/Proverbs-nourished MAN God made us to be!

We’ll close today’s SW with the prophetic voice of Dutch Sheets on “Connecting With The Heart Of God”, taking us from the man (Psalmist) after God’s own heart: David’s ultimate success in spite of his colossal failures should bring hope to all of us…to the writer of Amazing Grace, former slave-trader, John Newton: The song could not have carried us to such heights had not the man sank to such depths. Dutch concludes, The greatness of (Newton’s) sin was no match for the greatness of God’s grace.

Please tune in next Sunday! He has already given me SW#3…the Full Armor is MUCH more than we’ve been led to believe.

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil. ~ Psalm 4:20-27

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