Everything is unfolding all at once. Every foundation is being attacked. Every stone unturned. It is the world turned upside down. It is the end of the pretense of innocence. Morality is flipped. Any action that diverges from God’s character is evil. Psalm 51 chronicles David’s repentance after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife – and then had Uriah killed in action. Even though his sin was against Uriah – it was ultimately against God, as he acknowledges in Psalm 51:4. “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.” We live now in a time when evil is rampant. It should come as no surprise. Paul tells us: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” (2Timothy 3:1-5) (KJV) [We can see this in the explosion of pagan and occult beliefs that are taking our world by storm.] A few verses later he writes, “….all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2Timothy 3:12-13) (KJV) We live in a time where our morality is no longer defined by the Bible. In fact biblical principles are ignored, ridiculed and even made criminal. The writers of Seinfeld would call this ‘Bizarro World.’ Scripture tells us that this will be the world we live in – in the time before Christ’s return.
Listen to the judgement God has pronounced on those would redefine His holy standards. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” (Isaiah 5:20-25) (KJV) It should serve as a sobering reminder.
CHRISTIAN WITCHES & ‘JESUS MAJIC’ – Perhaps not the most important story of the moment, but one that drives home the point we’ve been making. Rev Valerie Love describes herself as a “Christian Witch,” and she’s adamant that that is perfectly ok. Here’s part of a Facebook post from last year. “Stop thinking you can tell people how to worship. Stop thinking you can tell people how to connect with the divine. I could tell you how many people have told me, ‘You can’t be a Christian witch’ but here I am. See, you can’t tell me how to worship. You cannot tell me how to connect with the divine. That’s between me and God. You cannot tell me how to pray.”[i] [At this point I would remind her that Jesus stated differently. When Jesus was talking with the Samaritan woman at the well, He told her this: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Think I’ll take Jesus’ word on this!] But the Rev Love doesn’t stop there. She is organizing a convention of Christian Witches to be held in Salem, MA – the home of the historical Witch Trials. She will be joined at the event by the “internationally recognized Prophet Calvin Witcher who agrees with the convention’s host that Jesus was a sorcerer and the Bible is really a ‘book of magic.’” [The Bible a ‘BOOK OF MAGIC’!!??? I wouldn’t be hanging too close to these people in case the smotin’ starts to happen.] Love, who styles herself, an “ordained minister of spiritual consciousness, recently launched the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School to help Christians tap into magic.”
The ‘Prophet’ Witcher goes even farther in an interview with The Christian Post, painting the Bible – as no different than pagan or occult literature. “The Bible is a huge book of sorcery. You literally can’t get around that. You can’t get around Jesus being a magician. There’s just no way. You’re talking about sorcery at its base understanding, it’s really just being able to change the natural by supernatural means. That’s really it. It’s an alchemical process. It’s to say that you turn water into wine. One, two fish and five loaves of bread, feeding the multitude – absolutely forms of sorcery. Walking on water defined the natural realm and laws that govern this physical plane. That’s all realms of sorcery. Magic is simply just using the props to do it. You’re talking about the whole of Jesus’ adult ministry is all magic, all sorcery. Even if we just say ‘Jesus.’ Every particular miracle Jesus does defies human law, defies the laws of the universe and the world. So … you can’t really talk about being a Jesus follower without doing what he did which is magic.”[ii] Witcher could not be more wrong. Without going into a whole lot of detail there is a clear difference between magic and the miraculous. Magic calls upon demonic or occult sources for its power, and so are a warping of God’s will and character. Miracles, are a “supernatural work of God,”[iii] accomplishing His purposes.
THE PARTY OF INFANT DEATH – Six times one political party in Congress has attempted to pass a bill that would “provide medical care and treatment” for babies that survive an abortion attempt. And six times the other party has voted en masse to block that legislation.[iv] This was the same party – the Democrats – that had booed the reintroduction of the mention of God in their 2012 platform. Now, in New York they celebrated and cheered for abortion up to the moment of birth – [good reason to have a party] – and now blocked once again, at the Federal level, protections for those individuals that survive abortion. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.” (Isaiah 5:20) (NKJV) And this is an evil that is spreading across the states. Vermont legislators are forcing the issue against the wishes of the state’s residents. 77% of Vermonters want to protect babies that survive abortion attempts. Yet the Vermont House apparently doesn’t care. Now on the 25th of this month, the US Senate will take up similar legislation. Listen to the words of Tony Perkins. “In four days, the U.S. Senate will take one of the most defining votes in its 230-year history. One hundred men and women, from different backgrounds and different parties, will decide where America stands: with the innocent or with infanticide. It’s not complicated. Or at least it didn’t used to be. But now that the Democratic party has chained its wagon to the darkest recesses of the abortion lobby, nothing is off the table. Including the legalized killing of a perfectly healthy newborn. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and company have tried to justify it – insisting a fully-born child is not a baby, it’s a ‘personal decision.’ And leaving it to die – or helping death along — is just a subset of ‘women’s rights & health.’ We’ll never know how many children have been sent to hospital utility rooms, snipped in the neck, or beaten on the side of the head by abortionists. What we do know is that this evil happens. And anyone who stands on the side of it will have to answer for it one day.”[v]
A Dr Ron Bryce recalls his collision course with the abortion issue when he was serving as a resident in the 1980s. He was “summoned by the neonatal intensive care unit late in the evening. He recalled receiving a code blue to the operating room and said that he had no idea what the emergency was about. Upon arrival, he found it unusual that hospital staffers said nothing to him. ‘They looked at me — no one told me anything.’ Then he saw the baby in the corner on a table. The mother was still sedated. Bryce later learned that the baby had survived an abortion attempt. The hospital, Bryce says, committed abortions on poor women ‘under the radar….When I got in there, nobody wanted to talk to me — I just see the baby in the corner up against the wall on a table. It was just odd. I didn’t understand it was an abortion at that time. I just thought the baby was delivered early… it was later I started questioning people when I realized it was an abortion.’….’It really hit me in the NICU when I had the baby in the incubator. I had to write a history of visual for the little guy. Initially it was just confusion. As far as I know, I was the only one that got called in for one of those. There may have been more, but they did not talk about it.…My gut feeling at that time was that it had happened before and babies were just left to die. The abortionist didn’t want me in there. He didn’t say anything to me.’….He was moving his arms and legs and looked as if he wanted to cry—a rather embarrassing situation for the abortionist. The situation struck me as absurd. Just minutes earlier, this fragile human being had legally been a ‘nonperson’ possessing no rights. Yet, after surviving the abortion, he had magically become a ‘person’ entitled to medical care (however inadequate that care happened to be). The same system that had failed to kill him was now in charge of saving his life.’”[vi]
WHAT’S WRONG WITH SHOOTING THE PRESIDENT – (And just when you think people couldn’t’ get more stupid.) It’s amazing to me that so-called adults had to be told this. But here’s the story – direct from Infowars. “A performing arts center in Ohio is in hot water for advertising a kids birthday party where participants are encouraged to shoot ‘The President.’ The Olmsted Performing Arts building in Berea advertised the Nerf gun game on its website with the description, ‘There is one president with body guards. Everyone else tries to eliminate the president.’”[vii]
BEYOND INSANITY – California is dreaming. That state has been pushing the LGBTQ agenda for some time now. Now they are going even further…as Kipling would have it: ‘Beyond the Pale.’ Here’s a report from Sheila Media. “The California State Board of Education is considering adopting mandatory student instruction in a radical sex and gender curriculum, under the guise of health education, which promotes transgenderism to students in elementary through high schools. The curriculum encourages school age students to explore possible gender options which, according to one source used in the curriculum starts by kindergarten.” The proposed curriculum would “teach children as young as four and five years old that sexual identity is not fixed at birth but is in fact mutable. For instance, in the section on teaching kindergarteners the curriculum advises: ‘Gender socialization begins before children start school — students may believe that different norms are associated with people of particular genders by the time they enter kindergarten. While this understanding may be limited, students can still begin to challenge gender stereotypes in a way that is age appropriate. While students may not fully understand the concepts of gender expression and identity, some children in kindergarten and even younger have identified as transgender or understand they have a gender identity that is different from their sex assigned at birth… My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis is an age-appropriate book that can be used to demonstrate gender differences and inclusion.’…. The book mentioned, My Princess Boy, describes a young boy who chooses to dress up in girl clothes and is accepted and loved regardless: ‘My Princess Boy loves his dad. His dad tells My Princess Boy how pretty he looks in a dress. His dad holds his hand and tells him to twirl.’”[viii] [And the notion of the father encouraging twirling leads me to want to start ‘hurling’]
THE VENEZUELAN TIRE FIRE – I deal with something called lag time. By the time you read this Venezuela may be a full blown conflagration. President Maduro, has closed the border with Brazil…..to keep out the food aid that the US and some of the allies are sending the starving people of Venezuela. Maduro is committed to keeping it out. Meanwhile, the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, who has declared himself El Presidente, and been recognized as such by the US and a host of other countries, is heading to the border to “personally” make sure the aid gets through. US troops are on standby. The Russians and the Chinese have deals with Venezuela – and they oppose the aid. Meanwhile, Venezuelans are starving. Socialism has destroyed this once-richest country in Latin America. Many are predicting a flare up over this weekend, as the aid begins to arrive. Maduro has the military on his side. Guaido has the people. The Daily Mail reports: “Shipments of food and medicine for the crisis-stricken population have become a key focus of the power struggle between Maduro and Guaido.”[ix] Hal Turner Radio is reporting that Venezuela is sending troops and armored units to its Brazilian border. The Pentagon is warning Maduro and the military will pay a heavy price if they do not cooperate.[x] The US, with allied support, is reported to have a fleet in the area. A Russian / Chinese naval presence is also reputed to be in theater. There are reports that action may take place on the 24th, the day this newsletter is released.
TRUMP’S PUZZLING NEW STAND ON HOMOSEXUALITY – Here is the lead line from a Breitbart news article on February 19th. “The Trump administration will launch an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is still illegal, as part of a diplomatic push for LGBTQ rights.” Ok, so what’s this all about – and more importantly, how should Trump’s Christian supporters – or Christians in general view this? My original thoughts are these. Is Trump abandoning his base? I don’t think so. Or at least I don’t think it matters. The aim will be to change the policies in the Middle East and Africa. In many of those countries, homosexuality is more than illegal there. It’s fatal. This does not mean it is not a sin. But in some countries, gays get tossed from rooftops. And that is NOT ok. If that is what this is about, I cautiously support the President on this. (What’s funny is that some on the Left are criticizing the Trump, saying that he, a white man, is telling what other countries should do. – So I guess tossing gays off roofs is perfectly acceptable to some members of the Looney Left.
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[i] Geoffrey Grider, JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS CAN’T GET MUCH WORSE, HERE COMES ‘CHRISTIAN WITCHCRAFT’ AND ‘DIVINE MAGICK’, NTEB, October 20, 2018
[ii] Leonardo Blair, esus was a ‘sorcerer,’ Bible a ‘book of magic,’ say Christian witches ahead of first annual convention, The Christian Post, February 20, 2019
[iii] What is the difference between miracles and magic?, Got Questions, September 26, 2016
[iv] Democrats Block Voting to Stop Infanticide for the 6th Straight Time, Big League Politic, February 18, 2019
[v] Tony Perkins, The Born Ultimatum, Washington Update, February 21, 2019
[vi] INVESTIGATIVE Doctor: Infant who survived abortion had expression of ‘grimace’ and ‘looked as if he wanted to cry’,
Live Action, October 12, 2018
[vii] ‘SHOOT THE PRESIDENT’: SCHOOL CANCELS ASSASSINATION BIRTHDAY PARTY GAME AFTER BACKLASH,
Infowars, February 18, 2019
[viii] MANDATORY Radical SEX Curriculum of Demons For Students and Toddler, Sheila Media, February 18, 2019
[ix] Maduro SHUTS Venezuela’s border with Brazil as Juan Guaido heads to international boundary to PERSONALLY bring in US aid,
Daily Mail, February 21, 2019
[x] VENEZUELA CLOSES ITS BORDER WITH BRAZIL, Hal Turner Radio, February 21, 2019