The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ See the Two Spirits…Then Rise & Shine!

Shining in Otisville!

Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves,” declares the Lord God. ~ Ezekiel 14:12-14

Are you ready? Last Sunday we were listening to a father share the struggle he is having with the world view of his adult children and their fear-based compliance to the media narratives around politics and Covid. When he shared the pain of how disrespectfully the daughter had treated him on a recent visit, my mentor in the Faith listening along with me said, “That’s another spirit.”

That was a pivotal day in the spiritual war the vast majority of us are not in. As I shared yesterday, the Holy Spirit is moving mightily. BUT, we have to be in It, or better said, It in us to win it! I shared the “Cast Away” revelation in the P&FW Invite this week in which the pastor of the church of indifference to public affairs gave his “Identity Crisis” and overcoming fear sermon using the movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks…how Hanks’ character Chuck was defeated by the powerful waves and currents in his attempts to escape the island. At the very same time in the church of the other Spirit, my mentor in the Faith was delivering what I heard as a time to rise and shine message. It was my first experience with a pulpit-led church reading in the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence in unison. And we heard how our culture has been conditioned to avoid the two topics that have the greatest impact on our lives, politics and religion. The tragic consequences of which, we are only now discovering.

The pivotal moment came in the juxtaposition of the two church messages and the other spirit my mentor revealed later that same day. That is ALL Holy Spirit! God connected those things that control the tides and waves on Chuck’s Island to the politics and religion that control our world. Chuck would still be trapped on his island if he stayed indifferent to those things that impacted his island the most. And we will condemn ourselves and our children to a miserable future of enslavement if we allow our ecclesia to continue on its present path of indifference. This brings us to the two spirits. The same other spirit that seeks to estrange the father from his daughter is the same exact spirit that wants to estrange the Father from His children, and keep His ecclesia divided.

The next day Holy Spirit put this on my heart, and invited this exchange:  

Turn off everything and love everything and everyone near you with ALL you have. Give yourself away!

Easier said than done bro.

John 12:24…Matthew 19:16-22…Mark 10:25…time to choose brother, the lie of the world, or Him. Maybe “detach” would have been a better word to use than the term “turn off”. That’s the path the hiding church “indifferent to public affairs” has elected to take. Jesus was in the world and detached at the same time. James 4:8 drew me to a place I never thought possible.

The next morning I shared the above exchange with a brother from the church of indifference to public affairs in my response to this text from him:

Good morning guys. How is the state of your heart???

And then, just like that, He gives me the latest Aaron Lewis song. Enter in at the 15-second mark to dodge the F-Bomb, and pay no attention to the “Failure Under Joe” hat to get straight to the heart of the Aaron Lewis new song, “Up To Me”

Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” ~ Luke 19:41-44

There are 352 “fear not” passages in the Bible, and yet…

God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the reliable ones. ~ Oswald Chambers, The Theology of Trust…Do not participate in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even expose them;” ~ Ephesians 5:11

God is serving notice on the other spirit in the classical western-style, “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us.” How you might ask? By revealing the light of truth, He will say. Once the other spirit knows it has been seen, it can no longer hide behind the lies that are being revealed. This, dear brothers and sisters, is the ultimate truth of spiritual warfare. This is why every demon spirit feared Jesus. This is the truth behind His “Greater works you will do” promise in Luke 14:12-14, and the Luke 10:19 authority to trample on serpents and scorpions He has given us as His children. When I sent the Aaron Lewis song “Up to Me” to my brother of the church of indifference, he responded to me as I knew he would, “Its not up to us…” Which spirit do you suppose would have fed him that lie? And then He gave me the “Hope Chest”!

Several parents sued the Pennsbury School Board last year after board members cut off their microphones and ordered them removed from a public meeting. Last week, the school board voted to settle the case for $300,000.00. So.

I’d say the Pennsbury Parents know who it is up to! Just like the evil that was called out in Otisville this past Wednesday night. Its coming folks…its coming. While the only thing to fear is fear itself, I will caution you to be careful not to get out over your skis. As we discussed in our Friday morning Bible study, we always need to discern the difference between acting on our spirit, or any other spirit, and acting by the Holy Spirit. You know when you know. If in doubt don’t. Draw James 4:8 near. Stay in the word. He has given us ALL we need against the schemes, the spiritual forces, and the flaming arrows of the wicked one.

For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” ~ Ephesians 5:14  

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Sound of Silence

“No One Dared…”

Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ~ Matthew 10:28

As Oswald Chambers puts it, “The kingdom of God is within you,” uncompromisingly within you. We must never compromise with the kingdoms of this world; the temptation the Devil presents is that we should compromise…Jesus Christ is being dethroned in hearts, and Christian wit and wisdom are taking His place; consequently, when trials and difficulties come, most of us are at our wits’ end because we have succumbed to one or another of these temptations. And this…Until we have been disciplined properly by means of spiritual confusion we shall always want to bank on God’s miracles and refuse to do the moral thing ourselves.

Today’s writing is sandwiched between two very powerful truths. The top requires our wisdom, faith and discernment alone, to separate the sometimes from the other times. The bottom requires our wisdom, faith, discernment to rule our indispensable involvement, engagement, and participation. The tragic truth behind our entire western civilization on the brink of total collapse is that with precious few exceptions our churches, afflicted with terminal moral cowardice, have turned the sometimes into always above, resulting in the inescapable fulfillment of Plato’s dire warning below.

The funny thing is that the woman who posted the truth above is one of the most amazing and engaged patriot believers I know. Her efforts were hugely behind the victories of all seven “Parent-Choice” candidates in their respective BOE seats in all three of Warwick’s school districts this past May. And the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw her post was the name, Bonhoeffer. He faced the very same gathering storm and darkest hour we face today, and no doubt asked himself the same question Scott Kesterson made the focus of his show that same day, “Who will show up?”

The most powerful weapon on earth is sex. When you use sex as a weapon to a child, you will destroy a child’s life, MK-Ultra-control that child. That child will be a walking zombie when he or she is 18, 19, and will not fight for individual liberty or truth and justice for all, 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Constitution…they will not defend this nation. Why is that? Because when a human being is victimized sexually, they are like a turtle that pulls its head in its shell. They go into survival mode. “THEY” know this. “THEY” know this very well because Alfred Kinsey showed them this. “THEY” know. Hitler talked about this. “THEY” know if they can sexually compromise America’s children, they will become subordinate. They will not fight. ~ BardsFM, Who Will Show Up?

IFA will have a very special webcast on Thursday focusing on the epidemic of the sexualizing and transgendering of children. Hear from investigative reporter Brandon Showalter who has been at the forefront of investigating and sharing the horrors of this practice. We will also hear from a mother who is battling to have sexually-explicit books removed from her child’s school. And of course, we will pray together. Watch the webcast at or call in to pray by phone at (667) 771-7910 2452#. “The Cult of Sexualizing and Transgendering Kids” Pray With America’s Leaders…

The IFA event already took place. Sadly, the people who need to see it the most have been conditioned to tune out. God saved me from the church of indifference to public affairs in 2020. And coincidently the Regional Director of the New York Faith and Freedom Coalition will bring the Lord’s message to the church I am blessed to be a member of today! This morning! Hallelujah!

I know the suffering that is occurring in the churches of indifference to public affairs because they are my brothers and sisters. The irony of their suffering comes from the fact that contrary to the message our pastor brought last Sunday on the powerful truth of our required Christian suffering in exchange for eternal life, they have chosen to remain in what has been transformed into comfort stations of partial truths, void of Holy Spirit.  

Listen to the insanity the church of indifference to public affairs has invited upon us at the 20:15 min mark: BardsFM

Watch the heartbreak the church of indifference to public affairs has brought to bear: 60 days in a federal prison! For a non-violent first time offense of a 69 yr old grandmother with cancer!!!

As a guitar player myself, this one hit close to home… Guitarist Jeff Diamond: “People Have Got to Be Held Accountable for What Has Happened”
A week after his J&J shot, Jeff woke up from a coma to find out that he had eight fingers amputated after developing blood clots. “I want to get the word out. What has happened to me; I don’t want to see this happen to anybody else. I think it’s a crime what has happened.”

How is it possible for those of us indifferent to public affairs to hold public officials accountable?

So the old man in me wanted to write off the men’s group where we heard a shepherd suggest a couple of weeks ago to those struggling with homosexual children that God would accept PRIDE sin into the kingdom of heaven because we are living in different times, and not a one pushed back against the most blasphemous words I’d ever heard directly from a pastor’s lips. I thought, we gather each week to support each other, encourage, sharpen each other’s iron, and lift each other up. If I wanted to be dragged down into the dark valley of compromise and submission, I’d spend my mornings in any public education classroom! But then something came over me Thursday night, and I realized that was the enemy trying to talk me into doing exactly what I have been critical of the churches for doing…abandoning my post. I needed to confront them with love, and let the Holy Spirit take care of the rest…and He did exactly that! We need to be crystal clear about sin or there can never be unity in essentials. We need our brothers and sisters to see things as they are, to embrace the discernment above, and duty below, come together as the one body He made us to be, and hold each other accountable again. I can safely guarantee you that the 22 Christians this pastor encountered at the 36:00min mark have found it! ~  BardsFM

“Fools” said I, “You do not know

Silence like a cancer grows

Hear my words that I might teach you

Take my arms that I might reach you”

But my words like silent raindrops fell

And echoed in the wells of silence… Paul Simon

VERY Expensive!
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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ “Stay Safe”

“Christianity Is Not A Gated Community” ~ BardsFM

For thirty years Jesus did nothing, then for three years He stormed every time He went down to Jerusalem. Josephus says He tore through the temple courts like a madman. We hear nothing about that Jesus Christ today. The meek and mild Being pictured today makes us lose altogether the meaning of the Cross. We have to find out why Jesus was beside Himself with rage and indignation at the Pharisees and not with those given over to carnal sins…The latter are disgusting and course, but these men have the very pride of the Devil in their hearts. ~ Oswald Chambers, Pharisaic Invincibility  

I went through three titles this week before finally settling on “Stay Safe” after viewing our County Executive’s July 7th Covid-misinformation page yesterday. I started with “Friends Don’t Let Friends Backslide”, inspired by my backsliding (which rhymes with…) friends in the hiding church. Then it was “If” after receiving the following from one of the most fearless shepherds I know…

Sent to our CLOTH group from a fighting pastor. A Brilliant summary of The Road Ahead, if we can’t intervene to correct it!

What I LOVED about If, after realizing where Holy Spirit is leading me, is Rudyard Kipling’s “If” as juxtaposed to “Stay Safe” chorus emanating from the sheep feeding at the Orange County misinformation trough. As the good Doctor McDonald points out in the 12-minute summary I encourage you to watch, the road ahead is cursed by the rear-view reality of Spurgeon’s “stay safe” clowns who sat in silence for years as their masters took Kipling’s “If” out of our schools, along with God, and replaced them with the pornographic how-to manual entitled Gender Queer, along with a host of other perversion guides.  

“A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon -Jesus told Peter to “Feed My sheep” John 21:17 -Jesus said “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger” John 6:35 But I digress, or backslide, if you will…

Ah, the good ole days…

When leaders led in Israel, When the people willingly offer themselves, Bless the Lord! ~ Judges 5:2

Here’s what leadership in the pulpit looks like. Trust me brethren, you won’t find this truth uttered from the pulpits of the hiding church, where they could not summon the moral courage to praise God for the end of Roe v Wade last Sunday: Also, the overall forsaking of foundational biblical principle in our beloved Nation, particularly in our educational system, has produced our present and frightening culture of moral confusion, sexual chaos, family disintegration, insecurity, addiction, and resulting death!  Atheistic progressivism, evolutionism, Freudian psychology, theological liberalism, and carefully packaged Marxist ideology have replaced the Judaean Christian foundation upon which our Constitutional Republic was established!  Even the Southern Baptist Convention (from the so-called Bible belt) is at the threshold of collapse because of its spiritual and moral compromise! ~ Pastor Steve Offringa

In the sharpest contrast to the Stay Safe sheep feeding at the misinformation trough, nine beautiful people willingly offered themselves before our county legislators this past Thursday to present the stunning and damning evidence of fraud and corruption at every level in the 2020 election uncovered by GG and the dozens of equally beautiful people of the Audit NY Team who willingly offered themselves and hours upon hours of their time as volunteers to FOIL the data.  

After Thursday’s meeting with our legislators, I asked the nine presenters if any of them wanted their names edited out of the video that is about to go viral. Not a one of them said yes! I had a brother from the hiding church ask me after I had sent out a prayer request for our team last week, “What evidence do you have?” I wanted to tell him that he needs to take the flashlight out of the glovebox BEFORE turning it on, but I didn’t because truth is that cognitive dissonance has sealed the hiding church inside an impenetrable, gated Pharisaic Bubble.

Dr. McDonald knows the reason they took If out of our lexicon and replaced it with Stay Safe…

If ~ Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Kind of makes you wonder if the hiding church actually believes in the God who never hid Himself from us…not from day one!

“Adam gave birth to Seth, Seth Enosh, Enosh Kenan, Kenan Mahalalel, Mahalalel Jared, Jared Enoch, Enoch Methuselah, Methuselah Lamech, and Lamech was the father of Noah. Let’s take these names…ten names. But see the problem is we need to know what the names mean, and if you have a study Bible, a source or lexicon, you know the name Adam means Man. As you go through your Bible, when the names are first introduced the marginal footnotes will tell you what the name means. Adam means man. Seth means appointed. Enosh means mortal. Kenan means sorrow. Mahalalel means the blessed God. Jared means shall come down. Enoch means teaching. Methuselah means his death shall bring, Lamech means the despairing. And the word Noah means rest or comfort. Now I’d like to read that genealogy as a sentence. Man is appointed mortal sorrow. The blessed God shall come down teaching that His death shall bring the despairing comfort.” ~ From last night’s Fishers of Men

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The Independence Day Miracle

“A New Season of Miracles”

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Shutupnsing which started in 2009 became Standupnsing last year when I realized that there is no mortal man or army coming to save us. That if it is to be, it is up to WE the People…and WE have been here before. Dutch Sheets brought us the message last week that WE are in a new season of miracles, so I’d like to share one I witnessed in 2010…

On July 3rd 2009 as I was putting our flag out that picture-perfect morning, God gave me the song Independence Day. It became track 5 of 15 on my 2nd CD Wide Awake, which we finished recording and released almost exactly one year later. Some of you may recognize the name Lisa Mei Crowley, the popular patriot blogger who was Lisa Mei Norton at the time. She hosted a patriotic web-site for Conservative/Patriot/Traditional singer-songwriters called BigDawg Music Mafia. She liked my music but she loved Independence Day and asked me if I had ever thought of making it a video. I said I hadn’t but loved the idea. She said she felt moved to make it.

A week or two later on the very morning of our CD-Release Party at Pennings Farm in Warwick, I am in front of my computer at 4 or 5am with my first cup of coffee, and there’s the “Independence Day” video waiting for me in my email in-box. Now you need to understand that the ONLY thing Lisa Mei knew about me was my name and my songs. She didn’t know anything else about my family, or my personal history. There’s a line in the song, “My cousin Rocky, I never knew, fell from the sky for me and you. Rice paddies are soft but they can’t break the fall, from the weight of freedom, heaviest of all.” Rocky was my mother’s sister’s son. I never met him. He was shot down on his second tour of duty on New Years Eve 1969 over Viet Nam. This verse comes up at the 1:28min mark in the song as the image of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall comes onto the screen panning left to right. My heart started pounding when I saw the name James R. Dean Jr. coming into view from lower left corner of the screen…

Now I only ever knew Rocky was Rocky. But I did know that his dad, my uncle, was James. So, after phone calls to Rocky’s brother my cousin Steve, and my mom, the miracle was confirmed. Out of 4,000,000 images of a wall with 58,000 names on it, Lisa Mei harvested the one that happened to have my cousin Rocky on it! You can watch it here:

Jenny L made the following comment on yesterday’s SMTU, “I hope you enjoyed Pride Month.”

I responded, “I’ll be honest Jenny. It is hard watching the country you love reliving Isaiah 5 as a patriot. It is at the same time easy as a believer, trusting in the sword of the Spirit and the truth of His Word in Proverb 1:33.”

Friends, its going to take a miracle…and God’s mercy to save us from the judgment we deserve as a nation. But I believe Dutch is right…and I believe with all my heart that a solid majority of the American People are not who a very lost and twisted minority tell us we are. I meant to include “Especially Now” in yesterday’s Tune-up, but now realize it was meant for the here, and especially now…

Especially Now

Especially in the heat of day, when nothing seems to go my way…in the darkness of the night, when these feet of mine would turn to flight. When all around me is caving in, to the empty smile in the devil’s grin…Especially when the load to bear, becomes too much for my soul to care. In the endless hours of a lonely place, where heartache fills the empty space. When the race to run seems over and done…before the finish line.

Especially then, and this I know, because His Word has filled me so. In this moment when ALL seemed lost, He was before me all the time…for the Especially Now, this race is mine!

CM ~ July 1, 2022

And this morning…He tells us what it will take:

Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. Tenacity is more than hanging on, which may be but the weakness of being too afraid to fall off. Tenacity is the supreme effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered. The greatest fear a man has is not that he will be damned, but that Jesus Christ will be worsted, that the things He stood for—love and justice and forgiveness among men—will not win out in the end; the things He stands for look like will-o’-the-wisps. Then comes the call to spiritual tenacity, not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately on the certainty that God is not going to be worsted.

If our hopes are being disappointed just now, it means that they are being purified. There is nothing noble the human mind has ever hoped for or dreamed of that will not be fulfilled. One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. “Because you have kept My command to preserve.” Remain spiritually tenacious. ~ Oswald Chambers, Spiritual Tenacity Psalm 46:10

“But he who listens to me shall live securely, And will be at ease from the dread of evil.” ~ Proverb 1:33

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Leadership

Leading Sheep To Slaughter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take It While You Can

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

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

 Inspiring and informing excerpts from Sam Adams Philadelphia speech in 1776

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

The Fruit of the Sidelined Church!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hill To Die On

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

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

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

I’ve linked to an amazing video of Matt Walsh explaining why he spent a year of his life traveling the globe to expose the pure evil of the LGBTQ & gender ideology in his documentary, What Is A Woman? 20% of Gen Z identifies as LGBTQ. AND…the LGBTQ community has doubled every generation for the past 5 consecutive generations! Thanks, he goes on to tell us, to the two men I now think of as the Lewis & Clark of Perversion, Alfred Kinsey and John Money. And, to Leftism: “Leftism is Relativism, and Relativism is the belief that there is no objective truth, no shared reality, no universal facts that we all have to conform ourselves around and submit ourselves to.”

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

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

The Patriot:

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

The Pastor:

It’s not my fight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Skullduggery & Due Process

Brother Derek & Pastor James

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Definition of skullduggery

noun, plural skull·dug·ger·ies.

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

an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.

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

That being said…

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

There is another Good Shepherd from California, Mario Murillo…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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