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

Take It While You Can

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

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

 Inspiring and informing excerpts from Sam Adams Philadelphia speech in 1776

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

  1. Chip Murray says:

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