The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Relationship>Fellowship>Discipleship

The Wide Gate View

And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. ~ Acts 20:22-24

God knows every last one of us, believers and unbelievers alike, better than we know our own selves. The God who knew Judas before he was born, when He told Peter and Andrew He would make them fishers of men, knew from that day to this who would be caught and who would not. The same God who loves every last one of us enough to sacrifice His only Son for us, cannot make it any easier for us to make it through the narrow gate than He made it for His own Son. He does guide us through three stages: relationship, fellowship, and discipleship.

We are all born into this world in the first stage of relationship. We are in a mostly non- discriminating relationship with almost anything and everyone in the world around us. Our relationships develop as we do, mostly as the result of our environment and cultural influences…which tragically include something called a public education system. The Communists in our country knew in the 40’s and 50’s that all they had to do was seize control of educating two generations, in the very place where the strongest passions and belief systems are formed and the incubation of fellowship begins. Fortunately for them, a man by the name of John Dewey came along decades earlier to pave the way for them by replacing classical education with a public system tailored to the 2rd industrial revolution geared to produce a nation of compliant worker bees. VOILA! To see the world as man sees it. To understand the world as man made it to be. And to know the history man revised it to be.

In the world of “Classical Education” there is the Trivium to nurture our development through grammar (K-6), logic (7-8), and rhetoric (9-12), to see the world as God sees it. To understand the world as God made it. And to know the history of God working through man over time.

I should pause at this moment to offer two examples of how God has designed this all to be. 1) The natural order in the no pain-no gain image of salmon fighting currents to swim upstream to their spawning grounds. 2) The chosen element…very similar to what most of us may recall from the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.

Here’s where it gets very interesting…and I need to set the stage by bringing up the elephant in the room as a very significant player in the very thing they do not want us talking about, 1,291 Side Effects of the Pfizer “Vaccine”, and the 4th Industrial Revolution…what Klaus Schwab & Co refer to as The Great Reset.

God chose for me not to be molded into fellowship through the public education system I managed to endure through my Ramapo Regional High School graduation in 1972. In fact, He lifted me out of relationship with the world and into relationship with Him on a Wyoming mountaintop in September of 2015 via Pastor Kirby and His Word James 4:8, and He has been grooming me for Acts 20:22-24 discipleship ever since. Consistent, contrite, courageous, convictional, committed, and captivated. These are the traits of discipleship as per my John Maxwell leadership devotional read “You Gotta Have Heart” yesterday. Juxtapose these qualities with the three people in the cartoon above, the compliant herd we all went to school with, and a local mayoral candidate…

I asked a very likeable man who has decided to throw his hat in the ring for the local village mayor, “How many genders am I holding up?” To which he responded, “As many as makes you happy.”

As founder of the Augustine Classical Academy, Matt Hopkins, puts it so well. All education is about discipleship. The question is who and/or what are we discipling for? The mayoral candidate may have the most noble intentions, but his willingness to sacrifice truth to obtain office is a wide gate compliant worker bee choice. On the other hand, this teacher who goes the opposite way to sacrifice his career for truth is exactly Acts 20:22-24 material!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “Be Strong And Of Good Courage…”

Vegetable TV!

The whole discipline of the life of faith is to mix together the light of heaven and the sordid actuality of earth. Contemplation and consideration must go together. We must take our plan for what we do on earth from the altitude of heaven; let contemplation of the stars be mixed with what we build on earth. ~ Oswald Chambers, A Star-Hitched Wagon

I don’t know what to say anymore. Nadezhda, pronounced Nadia, and I are the first ones up every morning in this house. She starts the fire and I make the coffee. “Any news?”, she asks me this morning. “No”, I reply, “I was going to ask you.” Nadezhda, who’s Russian, has family in Ukraine. “Are they OK?”, I asked. “Yes”, she answered, “Everybody’s alright.” “That’s the main thing”, I said…thinking to myself how I wish I could say the same about people here in Amerika. We are so far from alright we may as well be in Oz. Watching those who have accepted a vegetable as their leader point the feckless finger of blame at the one man in the world protecting his people from evil too dark to describe…it suddenly dawns on me. We have become a nation of vegetables led by a vegetable. Smiling ghost smiles from inside our “I got the shot” Facebook halos for all the world to see…while the Russian people and their Russian children are living normal lives led by a strong man of courage who finally decided to put an end to the evil at his door…10-15 bio labs…paid for by you and me!

Well dear Facebook friends, let the vegetables sleep (I wonder what they dream about?) It’s time to wake up the lions!

“Be strong and courageous”, Moses told Joshua and Caleb… “in the sight of all Israel” according to my Bible in Deuteronomy 31:7

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory. But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase. ~ Proverbs 28:12,28

Solomon’s wise reflection on the cowardly nature of man was so intentional he called it out twice in Proverb 28, which just happens to be this morning’s A Psalm & Proverb a Day read!

A Psalm (Heart) & Proverb (Wisdom) a Day Drives The Tyrant Away! PS 28:1 To You, O Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit. PR 28:1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

The wicked who sacrifice children, harvest babies for their organs, cave in women’s skulls with the shoulder stocks of machine guns and crush the spines of old women in wheelchairs with their police horses, do so because the church in hiding has no moral influence. Worse than that, they’ve created counter-influence. Who would follow those who are afraid to show themselves?  My last Tune-up, The Impossible Dream (question mark) triggered a back and forth yesterday with brothers of the sleeping church…where they have been conditioned to become the passive audience of their own demise.

The book that immediately followed the four Gospel writers was not the Book of Passive, or the Book of Wait. It was the Book of Acts…of the 1st Century Disciples! “Acts is what Jesus continues to do in and through the lives of His people.”

It has happened in the past in regard to national Israel, and yet this passage (Psalm 2:1-4) also speaks prophetically about a time yet future when this will be true of Jesus Christ. Its hard to imagine that at some point all the nations of the world will knowingly be aligned together against God; the heathen will rage! (NOTE: Not a single Western leader has condemned Trudeau’s tyrannical actions) ~ We Won’t Be Silent, The Founders’ Bible

And just this morning, one of the audience members sent me an article on parent’s rights in education. That’s great…but what are we doing about it? How will we Act, as God’s people, in response to what public education is doing to harm children and divide families? I love my brothers in the sleeping church, I feel their pain, and I appreciate their taking the time to engage with me in dialogue. I invited them to join those of us in the fight on the front lines…where they will feel the breeze of the slings and arrows. Sharing articles on education with the choir is easy. But when you stand up and ask the BOE’s why they are not fighting for our children…when you Act to take the hill, led by the Holy Spirit, to plant the flag of a “Classical” education where our children will learn math to see the world as God sees it, learn science to understand the world as God made it, and learn history to appreciate the Acts of what God has done in and through the lives of His people over time. Yes, you will feel the breeze. Yes, you will be scorned and hated. But, as Kipling knew so well, (IF) and when you do these things, “you’ll be a man my son!”

Please join us for Prayer & Fast Wednesday tomorrow with prayerful focus on Revelation 21:8 that we might see our present course, and Ephesians 5:14, that we, by God’s grace, may awaken from our slumber, shake of the chains of our chronological snobbery, and return to the ancient paths…while we are able.

Courage isn’t an absence of fear. It’s doing what you’re afraid to do. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” ~ Evangelist Billy Graham. Your life expands in proportion to your courage. Roman historian Tacitus said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” But courage opens doors, and that’s one of its most wonderful benefits. ~ John Maxwell, A Leader’s Courage, February 27

See what happens when you don’t know what to say? On the other hand, my pastor and good shepherd is NEVER at a loss for words…please join us if you can…

Greetings, my dear brethren, in our Savior’s precious and mighty Name, as we prepare our hearts for worship on tomorrow, Sunday, February 27th!  Our Elder Walter Johnson will deliver the Word for our 10:30 AM service, and we ask God’s blessing upon both the messenger and the message, and for His gathered people!

To make it undoubtedly clear, we live in days of unprecedented battle against the forces of spiritual darkness, and as never before in America!  The challenge before us is to be true to the uncompromised Gospel of Christ and to the entirety of God’s Word, regardless of any conflicting opinion or the personal cost involved!  While we are to walk in love and unity with all faithful followers of Christ, we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11)!  This means we are to “expose” them for what they truly are, especially in our day of spiritual and moral compromise.  The Lord’s faithful prophets of old and His chosen New Testament apostles did not hesitate to do this, regardless of the consequences!  Their loyalty was first to a holy and to a righteous God, not to a religious establishment or nation that had departed from their God and fallen into grave sin!  We likewise are called to expose the darkness in both the church and in our nation; the wickedness of religious apostasy, political corruption, of moral perversity, and of an ungodly educational system, indoctrinating our children with atheistic philosophy, gender chaos, and hatred for established biblical and national values!  Our nation is now being filled with violence, with uncontrolled drug traffic, unstopped criminal immigration, and most of it coming out of Communist China with the unabated permission of incompetent, shameful, and actually pro-Marxist political administration!  America is being intentionally destroyed right before our eyes, and an ignorant generation has been deliberately brainwashed for it to happen!   What did the prophets say when Israel fell apart?  They cried out against the evil, declared God’s words, and called the people to repentance – whether they lived or died!  By God’s grace, and dressed in “the whole amour of God” (Ephesians 6:10ff), we are to STAND for the Lord in this hour – in love, in faith, in unity, in prayer by His Spirit, and without any ambivalence whatsoever!  Let us shine for Jesus for the world to see!  God bless you!

Always in His love

Pastor Steve Offringa (Psalm 27:1)

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SPECIAL Standupnsing! Ukraine for the Love of a Dog…

…Spelled Backwards!

Of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and their brethren were at their command. ~ 1 Chronicles 12:32

In the midst of all of this, when we look at the history of Russia, they’ve been through a lot of suffering to get the European interests out of their nation. In the last 100 years they’ve lost over 30 million people to wars and tyrants like Stalin…all of those ultimately tied back to some connection with Jesuits or Illuminati, which always takes us back to the same place…the Vatican. ~ Scott Kesterson,  These People Are Not Stupid


I am the one who always waits for you.

Your car has a special sound that I

have imprinted on my senses, I can

recognize it among a thousand.

Your steps have a magic timbre.

Your voice is music to my ears.

If I see your joy, it makes me happy!

Your scent is the best,

Your presence is what moves my


Your awakening wakes me up.

I watch you sleep and for me you are

my God, I am happy watching over

your sleep.

Your gaze is a ray of light. Your hands

on me have the lightness of peace and

the sublime display of infinite love.

When you go out, I feel a huge

emptiness in my heart.

I wait for you again and again.

I am the one who will wait for you all

my life today, tomorrow and always:

I am your dog ❤️

Who in the world could possibly love us that much?

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Impossible Dream?

Dulcinea’s Dream ~ 8th Grader in Glens Falls, NY

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. ~ Proverbs 25:2

How do they destroy the ones who survive the womb? They steal their childhood and kill their dreams…

We are each of us being made the exact same offer Satan tempted Jesus with in Matthew 4:1-11 “You will get the kingship of men and the saviorhood of the world if you will take a ‘shortcut’—put man’s needs first, and he will crown You king; do something extraordinarily wonderful, indicative of Your power, and man will crown You king; compromise with evil, and You will get the kingship of men.” Jesus could have brought the whole thing about suddenly; but He did not. He withstood Satan and took the stupendously long way. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Vision of the Long Way

Satan spoke the same offer to me through the nurse, “My point… just get the vaccine…don’t be afraid. and we can go on to live a happy and relatively carefree existence on God’s green earth. I just feel the need to get the word out that getting the vaccine is not the end of your life, but actually the beginning of a happier one. Just take the shot….it could save your life.”

These past two years have been both curse and blessing. A curse in the division and suffering that has affected every home in America. A blessing in revealing who we are and what we truly believe to one another. Yesterday was a mixed bag for me. I saw in my own family who we have become as a country, a nation of consumers where once was a land of dreamers, adventurers, and explorers. Self-indulgence has placed me-me-me scales over their hearts and minds. Their own needs and wants have created an impenetrable cloud of indifference between them and the bold and courageous stand of our neighbors to the North…and those of us fighting here at home.

My praise team sister prayed a prayer of protection over me at the end of our rehearsal Friday night because she saw me as a brother standing on the front line. It was a welcomed blessing, but I said to them, “We are all on the front line now.”

“New York is Ground Zero for tyranny…tyranny manifest…tyranny applied. This is not about legal remedy. This is about courage.” ~ Law Professor David Clements Truth About the 2020 Election

Imagine the torment in the young 8th grader’s heart and mind that produced the rivers of tears in the self-portrait above. God gave the message to a men’s retreat one year ago, “our children are drowning” in these tears…and one year later the men are still in retreat, reminiscent of, “Consider David in his battle with Goliath. Why was he able to stand against the giant when the army of Israel pulled back in fear?” ~ John Maxwell, Differences That Make A Difference. In Against The Odds, Maxwell writes, “Someone said that only people who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”

Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine.” ~ 1 Samuel 17:37

The enemy has infiltrated EVERY level of our government; local, state, and federal…as well as our churches, it grieves me to say. It wants us locked down, isolated from one another, and living in fear. What is happening in Canada right now has it completely terrified. And, as Professor Clements points out, those of us living here in New York are in the monster’s sites. The real question is will we continue to live as men in retreat…the army of Israel pulling back, OR will we find our spirit of David, turn into the fight, and finally slay this beast?

The Man of La Mancha came to me in a dream this past week, as we in the CLOTH are embarked on a “Classical” quest to save the Dulcineas of our day. Don’t you know that one of my brothers in this quest named his own daughter Dulcinea as a result of seeing the play many years ago. As God put on my heart to write, the only impossible dreams are those we dare not dream. For the sake of our children…for the glory of the king…for the glory of Him!

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “No Plan To Counterattack?”


And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. ~ Revelation 18: 4-8

It’s easy to look away from a world too painful to see…which is why so many of our own friends and family members who have mastered the art of doing so, have absolutely no idea of how total strangers from Ottawa are fighting, on their behalf, to save it. The absolute polar opposite of these heroes would be the just a little pin prick voice from your past … “and we can go on to live a happy and relatively carefree existence on God’s green earth.” Is it safe? “I am about educating people as best I can about the positive effects of being protected by the vaccine.  I just feel the need to get the word out that getting the vaccine is not the end of your life, but actually the beginning of a happier one.” Seriously…how many of our friends and family members have taken that comfortably numb pin-prick-path, choosing to believe it would give them safety, normal, and happiness…rather than turn and see the world that is…right in front of their eyes.

You see, they had to make us want to look away so we would not see what they are stealing from us…which brings us back to Horace Mann and John Dewey and the shift from classical education, “If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in nature. In every wind that blows, in every night and day of the year, in every sign of the sky, in every blossoming and in every withering of the earth…” to public education, “The people of God in Isaiah’s day had starved their imagination by looking on the face of idols” rather than up to face the heavens. So, as Matt Hopkins puts it, they would learn to “see the world rightly”. In so doing, they turned a once spectacularly thriving hive of brave explorers and adventurers into one global hive of compliant worker bees…completely unaware of their own enslavement.

Ah, the tangled web one sees, seeing safety more precious than liberty.

If you haven’t been following Scott Kesterson’s BardsFM podcasts I encourage you to do so. He is anchored in his Christian faith, committed to reporting truth that’s hard to hear, with amazing guests. This past Friday night he covered the heart of the Globalist end game: Social Behavior Credit Scores & Slave Training

There’s a great scene in the movie Darkest Hour when Churchill, played brilliantly by Gary Oldman, confronts the Prime Minister of France who’s just revealed the French response to the invading tyrant. “No plan to counterattack?”, stammers an incredulous Churchill. I am more than blessed to be part of a growing community of brothers and sisters who clearly see the wolves in sheep’s clothing who have tragically thrived in our midst for years as journalists, educators, and those most responsible for guarding the flock…our bishops, pastors, rabbis, and priests. This week Geraldo Rivera referred to the most courageous men and women on the entire planet in this OUR Darkest Hour, as “selfish, self-involved thugs”! This deep state globalist shill has the shameless temerity to attack men and women who have not known the comfort of their own homes for weeks, standing in the Canadian winter cold for all of us, literally freezing for OUR freedom…

Of course, I’m speaking of the Canadian truckers who have managed to send their dictator into hiding…who have stopped the Klaus Schwab blitzkrieg at our northern border…for the moment. Just long enough for Americans to ask themselves, “Do we have a plan to counterattack?” You remember the early scene in Braveheart, when Murron’s father gave William Wallace, who just wanted to be left alone, the terms for dating his daughter?

The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of men who just wanted to be left alone. They try so very hard to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the force of permanent change of life that will come from it. They know that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them are over. The moment that the men who wanted to be alone are forced to fight back, it’s a form of suicide. They’re literally killing off who they used to be…which is why, when forced to take up violence, these men who wanted to be left alone fight with an unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who were merely playacting in politics and terror. True terror will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy. But it will fall on deaf ears of men who just wanted to be left alone. ~ A Canadian

I see SO many of my friends…including the nurse…filling the shoes of the French Prime Minister, in their blind indifference to the hour we are in. They cannot feel the drops of what will be the Double Rain salvation for those who do. I realize now…it was their education. We are traveling this week to visit a “Classical” K-12 academy up-state. I was looking over the materials of another classical education academy last night when my eyes fell on the line, “our kids love to learn”, and I instantly saw what Classical education really is about…they learn to love. They learn math to see the world as God sees it. They learn science to see the world as God made it. They learn history to understand how God works through man over time. BUT, most importantly, they learn to love as God loves us.

“As for you also, Because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare I will restore DOUBLE to you. For I have bent Judah, My bow, Fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, Against your sons, O Greece, And made you like the sword of a mighty man.” ~ Zechariah 9:11-13 

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Classical>Influence> Discipleship

We Can Do Better…We MUST Do Better!

“We’re not influencing them. They’re influencing us. I’m not influencing them. They’re influencing me.” ~ Christian student in a public school

In 1962 I was a 4th grade student at Cherrybrook Elementary School in Canton, Connecticut. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the most powerful man in the world. And God was God…the creator of it all. Teachers taught us how to think. Preachers saved our souls. Doctors and nurses saved our lives. I was beginning to “see the world rightly” because God was foundational in every aspect of my living, learning, and growing. That changed in 1962 when the Department of Education evicted Biblical Natural Law from our public education system. JFK was dead one year later…and, as many would say, Camelot along with him. It’s been a slow and steady march towards the gates of hell ever since. Prior to our Declaration of Independence, the literacy rate in Massachusetts was 98%, and as Ted Kennedy admitted, according to Matt Hopkins, founder of the Augustine Classical Academy in Mechanicville, NY, has never been surpassed and has only declined. Today it sits at 90.10%…which is scholarly compared to New York at 77.9%! Thank you, Horace Mann…and John Dewey!

From yesterday’s A Psalm & Proverb a Day…

A Psalm (Heart) & Proverb (Wisdom) a Day Drives The Tyrant Away! PS 12:1 Help Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. PR 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Wasn’t it Forrest Gump who said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”? I don’t recall seeing a Bible in the movie Forrest Gump, but I know the enemy is very good at making the ungodly appear godly without giving God the credit. In fact…if memory serves me well…didn’t the enemy have a preacher jump in bed with Forrest’s mama, Sally “Flying Nun” Fields? Thank you, Horace Mann…and John Dewey!

So, I opened with the presidents, God, teachers, preachers, doctors, and nurses I knew as a child. Only one of the six has remained true to His mission, purpose, and character. I initiated a dialogue with an individual I have known since I was in the 9th grade. This person has worked as a nurse his/her entire career, and I reached out this past week to get his/her perspective on what has turned our world upside down and divided us even more that we were before the onset’ This was the response I received:

I have to tell you that I am not in favor of government having control over our basic human rights.  I am, however sided with the vaccine mandates of individual corporations. They can set their own standards of practice, and the employee can make their own decision about remaining with or leaving that particular job. I do not quite understand what the problem is with receiving the vaccine, though. People still have the right to not get immunized but is it the concept of “you can’t tell me what to do”, or “I don’t want that in my body” that I don’t get.  If it is the latter, that doesn’t make medical sense to me.  The vaccine is very safe and effective*, decreasing the incidence of severe illness and/or death from COVID-19.  The patients in the hospital died a horrific death, Paul.  Many that didn’t die had sequelae that destroyed their lives for the long term.  I would imagine your friend Donna has many stories from her hospital about this devastating virus and its effects.    Those that are against it and have not received the vaccine have infringed on my rights as a citizen of the USA….my protection of my health and well-being, as well as my ability to come and go without a mask. My point…  just get the vaccine…don’t be afraid (as I think people are falsely scared of its effects) … and we can go on to live a happy and relatively carefree existence on God’s green earth.  Please don’t take this as a personal affront.  It’s not meant to be. I am about educating people as best I can about the positive effects of being protected by the vaccine.  I just feel the need to get the word out that getting the vaccine is not the end of your life, but actually the beginning of a happier one. (* emphasis mine)

My response included attorney Tom Renz’s testimony before Senator Johnson’s Covid Investigation Committee which included evidence presented by three Department of Defense whistleblowers, all doctors (under threat of perjury), showing 300% increase in miscarriages, 300% increase in cancer, and 1,000% increase in neurological issues in their vaccinated population…that, on one side we have people from Fauci, Gates, the Pharma companies and healthcare professionals who had $$$Millions of reasons to lie. On the other side we have people like the Front-Line Doctors, Atty Tom Renz, Dr, Ryan Cole, and hundreds of “whistle-blowers” who risked their careers, reputations, and their lives to tell the truth…that we ALL can and have given ourselves head-fakes (raising my hand high here!), and to please keep our dialogue going.

So that covers the healthcare base. This same week I received this note from a fellow Christian I’ve connected with through the Spiritual Advisory Board to the Children’s Health Defense Fund:

Hello All, I started in the late summer of 2019 to respond to the growing vaccine propaganda in the Church. My friends and I have been writing responses to the deception for a couple of years now, with only a few in the church hearing us above the megaphoned megachurch leaders calling it “sin” not to vaccinate and mask. This is the FIRST outlet with any reach to finally call out these churches for being lap dogs to Fauci’s superior, and partner in crime, professing Christian, Francis Collins. He just resigned as head of NIH. Please read and share widely. It is worldliness and hubris that allowed these pastors and leaders to fall prey to deception. And none of them are repenting. I will be writing a piece adding to this, about the churches/orgs we have gone to during this time, including some mentioned in this article. I hope you will share that as well when it is finished. ~ Fellow Christian

Which brings us, in my humble opinion, to the scene of the original crime…thank you Horace Mann and John Dewey! Yes, in this very same week I attended the Warwick Valley School Board of Education meeting Thursday night. And that very morning, my friend and CLOTH (Christian Leaders Of The Hudson) colleague had a one hour phone conversation with Matt Hopkins, the founder of Augustine Classical Academy. Matt was the teacher the Christian student spoke the words to in the quote at the top of the page, that turned his head and heart around, leading to ACA’s inception in 2009. As he says in this video I highly encourage you to watch, “Jesus said we should be fishers of men. But He NEVER said we should use our children as bait! Be a parachute!”

I realized as I sat listening to parent after parent address School Superintendent Dr. Leach and the board, that while public education may be a mission field, it has become something more of a mine field over the years. I had this chilling Stockholm Syndrome-like feel watching the parents warm to the people who have ignored science, the law, Constitutional rights of their students, their physical, and emotional well-being, and their education…for VERY large sums of cash. They warmed to them Thursday night because the board appeared to finally side with them on the mask mandates.

All of this comes full circle to the question of discipleship. John Dewey turned the ship away from the Classical Education system that had produced generations of men and women who forged paths of greatness because they had learned to see the world rightly, towards citizenship and vocational training to become compliant worker bees…who have now become very lost and angry bees. The “chronological snobbery” of new is good, old is bad, turns out to be the great lie. As Matt points out, “All education is a discipleship. The question is, to what? We have a great big bow that shoots very straight arrows, because we have an amazing legacy!” I believe its time for the American People to reclaim it! Math to see the world as God sees it. Science to understand the world as God made it. And History to know God’s providential hand working through men over time.

Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. ~ Isaiah 40:31

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ I Will Show Them Wonders

For Such A Time As This

“As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them wonders.” ~ Micah 7:15

The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever. God is allowing us to prove to the hilt that it cannot be 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. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Obliteration of Nations

Dear friend, if you have failed to see what God has proven to the hilt by now, then you shall never see. While the evil one is busy prowling for and harvesting souls by flooding our land with fentanyl, porn, and illegal invaders, there is something else happening he doesn’t want you to see. From Canada to Australia and all points in between, Mankind is waking up to the truth of his own rightful “image of God” authority with the very dominion as God created him for. The hunted has now become the hunter, as horror and panic will steadily increase in the households of Trudeau, Macron, Biden, those who pull their strings, as well as those who have foolishly chosen the wrong side…

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:5-7   

He is connecting and empowering His remnant…from this week’s P&FW Invite:                                                                                                                         

Please join us for Prayer & Fast Wednesday tomorrow with prayerful focus on Proverbs 1:1-19 that wiser heads in our local community might prevail to break through the lie that separated patriot from Christian to recognize the best if not only hope for the future of education as key to the health and happiness of our children, and survival of our country, is for them to come back to where they started…as one and the same…to return the education of our children back to the will of the American People where it belongs.

The enemy, while shrewd, cunning, brilliant, and relentless, is no match for the light brought to bear by the Holy Spirit. Those unwilling to let go of what they think they possess are about to lose it allfrom yesterday’s message to Orange Strong:

Dear Patriots,

You may recall the powerful dream I had shared a couple of weeks ago in which I made a citizen’s arrest…of Barack Obama. This past Wednesday Maria presented “What It Means To Be An American State National”, and then the next day I received a video of our brother Andre providing us with the visual evidence of who each of us truly are “under God”! Something monumental is happening all over the world…Covid isn’t a pandemic, it’s a holocaust. Trudeau is a breath away from his own Marie Antoinette moment. They (the elite globalists) are losing control as their narrative is crumbling all around them…as more and more people are waking up to what they have done. Charlie Ward said yesterday, “God has already won”…the flip from Admiralty law of the water back to our original Constitutional law of the land is a foregone conclusion. PREPARE for any and all possibilities in February. Stay strong…stay vigilant…stay closer to God than you have ever been, and if you haven’t found Him yet, PLEASE shoot me an email, get with someone you trust who is walking with Him, and make your turn now. Please take 23 minutes to watch the video linked above and ask yourselves who has the real authority here. Trust in God, hold on tight, and pray!

God Bless!


Now, my friends, juxtapose the image of Andre in the Hudson Valley Credit Union with the sad shadow of the man we’ve all seen driving alone in his car…masked. Could the contrast possibly be any more polar? Get out of their system now! We are all terribly good at giving ourselves head-fakes. We’re not putting our kids on school buses, we’re putting them on cruise ships to the sea of forgetfulness. We’re not going to work to put food on the table, we’re going to slave labor camps. And tragically, many if not most of us going to churches have been put into the deepest sleep of all!

When sooner or later we come to the end of our tether, we hear Jesus Christ say: “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ THE Most Dangerous Place In The World


In the days of His flesh Jesus Christ exhibited this divine paradox of the Lion and the Lamb. He was the Lion in majesty, rebuking the winds and demons: He was the Lamb in meekness, “who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return.” He was the Lion in power, raising the dead: He was the Lamb in patience—who was “led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.” He was a Lion in authority, “You have heard that it was said…But I say to you,…”:He was the Lamb in gentleness, “Let the little children come to Me…and He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” ~ Oswald Chambers, The Divine Paradox

Very rarely do I change the title of the message the day before the message is to be sent because God normally gives me the foundation of the message early in the week, and the foundation holds the title…which was to be, The Band On The Titanic.

However, my iron-sharpens-iron Friday morning Bible Study brothers blessed us all. On average ten to twelve of us gather each week to study, pray, and encourage each other. We were blessed to have two local pastors with us day before yesterday when the subject of truth came up. You see, God showed me in yesterday’s morning devotion that, while there exists an overabundance of Lamb in the church the Lion has gone completely missing. 

Originally God gave me The Band on the Titanic to show me the subtle and nearly invisible evil in most of our churches today. Contrary to the TRUE love of the REAL band on the Titanic who selflessly played to comfort, strengthen, and encourage the doomed passengers, today’s church band plays to manipulate the mind away from the truth of the moment for the preservation of its own self-interest. In fact, they are the invisible tyrants, the very “hidden reefs” Jude referred to, that clear the way for the physical to manifest!

Today’s Christians hear the Ephesians 4:15 term “Truth in love” all the time. And now, the reason why is crystal clear to me. These may be the most easily manipulated words in the entire Bible! Why? Because when we hear the half-truth from the pastors who have extracted the Lion from truth, the tragic result is that we become Revelation 3:15,16 lukewarm vomit. 

What our Friday morning men’s group made me realize is how critical and essential it is for the brethren to allow truth to go where it must, even and especially to the point of our own discomfort, embarrassment, and pain in realizing our errors and mistakes. Because, my brothers and sisters, in that pain God gives us the opportunity for correction. This is why Capital Punishment in a righteous justice system, which one could argue does not exist in the present rogue government horror show we’re living through, is considered a reflection of the loving will of God for the simple reason it brings the guilty to their knees before God faster than a life sentence tends to do. I give those pastors and church leaders willing to step into that light a tremendous amount of credit. I know of three different families in three different local churches that had to make the difficult decision to leave those churches where the whole truth was not allowed…in most cases, because the whole truth is incompatible with the social justice arm of Communism. It reminded me of the upside down version of that famous Norman Rockwell painting of the man standing up at a town or village hall meeting, when a group of concerned citizens showed up several years ago to express our very vocal displeasure with the Warwick Village mayor for throwing the Warwick Police under the Black Lives Matter bus, and all of a sudden this purple-haired lady abruptly jumps to her feet and yells, “This is a Safe Space!”

I’ve got news for the purple-haired lady and the hidden-reef pastors standing in THE most dangerous place in the world, God is turning this world right-side-up and, well, Oswald Chambers says it best…

One remaining paradox—In Revelation 6:16 “the wrath of the Lamb” is mentioned. We know what the wrath of the Lion is like—but the wrath of the Lamb! —it is beyond our conception. All one can say about it is that the wrath of God is the terrible obverse side of the love of God.

When truth is back in town, honest men will come around and make a better world for you and me! ~ Chip Murray, When the World Turns Around, 2022

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ God Is Calling In His Saints, “Brace For Impact!”

Imagine, had He said, “What Storm?”

And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:10

There are none so blind as the worshippers of Covidism. Mass Formation Psychosis helps to explain what is taking place before our eyes. MK-Ultra and MK-Naomi do as well. But there is something deeper in play that enables all three. How do you reach the senses of that old high school friend you sent a dozen articles and videos to back in the Spring warning people not to take the vaccine that’s not a vaccine to prevent a virus that’s not a virus, who took it anyway, and now this week is suffering from the virus that’s not a virus, and remains blind to the deception of wickedness?

The Anatomy of Evil ~ Dr. David Martin

If we go back to the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, which is actually more appropriately described to us as Jesus’ gift to us to be able to see the anatomy of evil. And if we called it that, we actually come out better than the story we tell. Let’s unpack it. Evil always does the same three alchemical trades. The first one is the stones to bread trade. It takes a thing in relative abundance, stones, and says you need to make something that’s valuable to you, so you take the created order and you turn it into something that is defined by your lack, or your desire, or your need. So that’s evil’s first trick. By the way, evil always uses that first trick to take you off your path…so it takes something that is in abundance and turns it into YOU need to define your scarcity and need to solve your scarcity.

The second trick: I’m going to deprive you of fellowship, deprive you of community, deprive you of connection in exchange for technology. In Jesus’ story what was that? It’s, I’m going to take you to the highest spire in the temple, I’m going to tell you to throw yourself off, and I’m going to rely on the technology of angels to catch you. Evil always uses that trick where it says I’m going to take you out of your fellowship, take you out of your organic connection, and I’m going to put you away, and I’m going to let technology intermediate…that’s always the second trick.

And the third trick is the ultimate defiling of sacred essence. What was that in Jesus’ case? I’m going to take you to the highest mountain, show you all the kingdoms of the world, and I’m going to say if you bow down to me, I’ll give you the kingdoms of the world. So, here’s the problem. The problem is if Jesus ever knelt in the face of evil, Jesus’ essence would have been permanently defiled. Therefore, Jesus would not be able to access the kingdoms of the world! Listen, if you think that trading your genetics for an airline ticket is worth getting a shot, you are taking that third deal. You will not be the one showing up on that beach in Cancun. You will not be the one showing up at the Eiffel Tower. You won’t be you, because you will have defiled your essence to get a thing. There is no trade worth defiling the sacred order. NEVER! Long…but worth every precious second!

“Be ready in season and out of season;” What does that mean to you? Is 2 Timothy 4:2 not God’s job description for every shepherd who has taken charge over every precious soul in his flock? Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.  

We had a most interesting discussion amongst the brethren of believers on Friday. The discussion evolved around the lack of Ephesians 6:19 bold truth in the pulpit as it might relate to the local pastors’ lamenting people not showing up to church or prayer services. I pointed out that a local Communist school superintendent peddling pornography and cultural Marxism to elementary school children, defended by a local pastor who happens to be the school board president is able to destroy souls because they know the majority of pastors have abandoned their stations when it comes to bold truth. I asked why, in the middle of the attempted Communist takeover of our country, am I aware of only ONE local pastor who has rebuked Communism from his station? “They’re overwhelmed”, was the response. Yes…I suppose one could say that the slaughter of the sheep, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually in REAL time can be overwhelming. It’s as if the terrified disciples attempted to awaken Jesus in the stern of the boat at the height of the storm only to hear him say, “What storm?”   

All Communism needs to exist is for good men to forget their history…

The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Let us contemplate our forefathers [the past]–and posterity [the future], and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former for the sake of the latter. ~ Samuel Adams

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. ~ Patrick Henry

Our season is now, our Lord is near, and He is calling in those who will heed His call, take up their posts, and be a party to the deception of wickedness no more. Rather, be the light when and where it is needed most! And, in the words of a most recent prophesy, “Brace for impact!”

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Most Clear & Present Danger In History!

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Thank God He Never Waited!

AT that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. ~ Daniel 12:1-3

A friend writes IMO, NOBODY…NOT ONE SINGLE CHILD OF GOD ON THIS PLANET would have WILLINGLY allowed themselves to be brainwashed into believing the demonic, corrupt & depraved Globalist narrative currently in play… they were UNWITTINGLY brainwashed and turned into pawns in this epic Biblical battle against “principalities”. She goes on to encourage empathy and prayer rather than “mocking and deriding their mass psychosis” as the Christian thing to do, which as a Christian I completely agree with. In fact, while I don’t have the statistics to back this up, I believe that Christians likely comprising the largest segment of the un-duped and un-jabbed population are themselves far more likely to be the targets of the mocking and deriding. She sent her note with this very chilling article from Mike Adams on what we un-jabbed can expect from the jabbed in the days ahead. We are now witnessing the early signs of the dreaded vaccine zombie apocalypse: Raging “mask Karens,” personality changes, violent behavior and animalistic lower brain stem lunacy

Interestingly, at the same time the same friend emailed me the Times Union editor’s response to her claim of scant news coverage of our protest in Albany this past Wednesday, wherein he refers to the 4,000 patriots who showed up in the freezing cold as “hundreds of conspiracy theorists” endangering the lives of their fellow New Yorkers.

My dear brothers and sisters, God’s longsuffering patience has an expiration date. The same God who wiped out the entire population of the earth, save one family; the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, save one family; the city of Jericho, save one family, is the very same God who holds the fate of a people who have murdered over 40 million of its own babies year-to-date in His hands this very day. And He spoke through me just this week, as clear as day, in what I interpreted as a final warning…please don’t forget, I, and many like me have been the steady watchmen on this wall since 2009. Klaus Schwab & Co. stating their “Great Reset” plan publicly is as much a conspiracy theory as your next breath of air! In fact, it is THE most Clear & Present Danger in the entire history of clear and present dangers!

“You have put your fear, faith, and trust in man before your fear, faith, and trust in Me. You are submitting to the will of Satan and surrendering your children to emotional and physical harm, sentenced without medical or scientific evidence to spend their most formative childhood years behind a mask. Many of you have defiled My Temple with gene-altering technologies and toxins designed to separate My sheep from their Shepherd, and destroy My creation…out of FEAR and “want”. Many of you either plan the same for your children, or have already done so. “Vaccine Passport” is a COMPLIANCE ticket to hell! STOP, REPENT, and SEEK MY FORGIVENESS NOW!”

“Just as Schwab and the WEF predicted, the COVID crisis has accelerated the Great Reset. Monopolistic corporations have consolidated their grip on the economy from above, while socialism continues to advance for the rest of us below. In partnership with Big Digital, Big Pharma, the mainstream media, national and international health agencies, and compliant populations, hitherto democratic Western states—think especially of Australia, New Zealand, and Austria—are being transformed into totalitarian regimes modeled after China.” What Is the Great Reset?

A decorated nurse identifies pure evil… “People dying of Covid should be considered murdered.”

For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light. ~ Mark 4:22

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. ~ Luke 10:19

“Behold, I have given you authority…” to do what? “over ALL the power of the enemy,” to… wait for what?

Yes, I know, my best days are behind me too. So what?

One should have had power when wits were sharp, sinews strong. When youth departs may wisdom prove enough. ~ Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour…absolutely love this man!

A mother lays down her life for her child and for her home, but there is nothing advertised in her doing it…This is what Jesus Christ has done in His redemptive work. “By this we know love, because He has laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for our brethren.” ~ Oswald Chambers, Made Into Bread For Others

Our Pastor Steve’s preparational devotion for today…

Good evening, my dear brethren, in the precious and victorious Name of Jesus, our Savior, Lord, and coming King!  As we prepare our hearts for worship on tomorrow, Sunday, January 9, 2022, I believe that God wants us to honestly ask ourselves some most important and unavoidable questions – as individual believers, as a church, and as citizens of the nation in which we live!  Before Almighty God and His Word of truth, what choices and decisions have you sincerely made?  Very simply, I wish to refer you to the words of Moses (Deuteronomy 29:19); of Joshua (24:15); of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3:14-18); of Daniel himself (6:10); of Elijah (1 Kings 18:21); and many more!  Think of Esther (against Haman); of John the Baptist (before Herod); of Peter & John (before the Sanhedrin); of Paul (before Agrippa & Festus); of all the martyred apostles and believers over the centuries (see Hebrews 11:32-40); and of the persecuted church today around the world!  Think, too, of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who stood against hatred and paid with his life!  Daniel “purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat…”(1:8), and Nehemiah would not give in to the insults and intimidation of Sanballat, Tobiah, and of others working against him and the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls!  Contrary to the enemy’s lies, these were not the rebellious, the lawless, and the insurrectionists, the enemies, or the causes of their national problems, as wicked Ahab falsely accused Elijah of being (1 Kings 18:17-18)!  Anyone who has not truly “purposed in his heart” to follow the Lord, but instead to “save” his own life, at the expense of truth, will in the process of compromise eventually lose what he has tried to save!  May God deliver us from all complacency, indifference, and from any form of ambivalence when it comes to His truth and standing against the rampant forces of darkness!  Whether we live or die, let us stand for Christ and His Word and Gospel in this critical hour of spiritual, moral and political battle – united in love, standing on the promises, instant in prayer and fervent in witness, letting nothing discourage or divide us, in Jesus! mighty Name!

But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it became evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. ~ Philippians 1:12-14

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