Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What Really Happened at Aurora, or Freudian Foolishology

      Why do we do the things we do? Why do you? Sometimes we do what we are told. Sometimes we do what we love, say a hobby or a trip to a favorite place. Sometimes we do what we are expected to do (unfortunately the only reason many go to Church), and sometimes we rebel and do things out of spite. Sometimes we do something to prove to ourselves or to others that we can. A few even do things because they need to be done and somebody has to get it done. We have obligations, and addictions, gentle urges and wild sprees, lazy days, and spring cleaning. That's the normal stuff.
      But, why; why do people do the crazy stuff like the Shooting in Aurora, Colorado? People have been doing the crazy stuff, the insane for a long time with the other "sane" people wondering, why. Abel killed Cain out of Jealousy. Some people get mad enough to kill someone else and we manage to understand that to some degree. But Jesus gave us another scenario, one that we ignore in today's society, and he gave several examples and explanations of how it works. It is something no longer in the Psychology Textbooks, something Dr, Phil won't dare tell you about, and something Freud and all the other Fathers of Psychiatry missed completely.

      "And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil (demon), and cried out with a loud voice, 34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits(demons), and they come out." Luke 4:33-36 (KJV)   
       Now all of us who are Christians at least, believe in Jesus, and to a greater or lesser degree (Oh that it would be the Greater) in his miracles. When Jesus tells us most things we instantly believe him. Here He is telling us the truth of Demon Possession. If you believe in Jesus you MUST believe in demons, the fallen 1/3 of the Angels who were cast out of Heaven for conspiring with Lucifer/Satan. They have Angelic (now demonic) powers, and here Jesus teaches that they can and did and do indwell the bodies of men and women (only the bodies of non-believers, believers have the indwelling Holy Spirit and so cannot be physically indwelled by another spirit).
      Christians with the Spiritual Gift of Spiritual Discernment can often recognize a person who has a demon. Sometimes the Demon wants attention and lots of people can see the results of the Demon's will taking over the body of the indwelled individual. Phychiatrists see it at this stage too, but they attribute the behavior to mental illness, not understanding that many if not most, at least severe, mental illness is caused by indwelling spirits. All multiple personalities are demons, sometimes, as Jesus also taught, in Legion, or great numbers, indwelling one person.
      No, Dr. Phil probably won't agree. He and other worldly trained physicians will prescribe anti-psychotic medication. The medication however simply makes the host brain fall into a stupor so that the Demon can no longer control the movements and behavior of the body. As soon as the medication wears off and the patient wakes up, the Demon can take over again. Dr. Phil and his colleagues don't want to, and won't ever want to accept this truth, because it would negate everything they have been taught in Freudian Foolishology.
      I do have the Spiritual Gift of Discernment. I have seen quite a few, say 70 -80 or so, examples in my lifetime. Some were by way of my jail ministry, some were clients I encountered in a Welfare to Work Agency I headed a few years back, and some were in Church. One of the worst examples I saw was a youth visiting a revival service. Over the years, and called upon to visit numerous Churches in numerous denominations I have also seen Demonic activity by Church members, including twice by a Pastor. Remember, Satan has sowed tares among the wheat.
       As I watched the suspect in the Aurora, CO shootings, in his court hearing via TV this week, it seemed quite obvious that at least one Demon was trying to get all the attention of the camera, those wild eyes that the experts couldn't attribute to drugs or explain were the demon attacking the poor mind of his/their victim possible even with the very images of what he had been forced to do.
      That is my opinion of what happened this week. Satan loves chaos, fear, gore, confusion, and blood of the innocent, and most of all Satan likes to initiate events that make people question how God could let this happen. He hates the Blood of Jesus, but he loves the blood of the innocent. That by the way is why Satan, the Head Demon, Loves Planned Parenthood. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jesus was Always a Capitalist

      I fear the "Church", especially the modern "Church" has badly missed the Jewish Doctrine behind Joses' gift to the early Church at Jerusalem from the sale of his land. God NEVER asked all the Church members at Jerusalem to sell their land, nothing of the sort. Look carefully at what happened: "And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet." Acts 4:36-37
       Joses (Barnabas) was a Levite. He was not supposed to own land to begin with. He was supposed to serve the Congregation free of charge, and the Congregation by Jewish Law was obligated to provide his housing and daily need so he was free for his "Priestly" duties. He felt guilty for the land he owned and sold it to offer as an offering. The rest of the Church was NEVER under obligation to do the same. Ananias and Sapphira
Acts 5:1 had no reason except Pride and the Power they thought they could gain in the Church through their vain and corrupt lie of giving all. They saw Barnabas being patted on the back and cheered and they wanted that Glory for themselves, the same old sin that did Satan in. They were not rebuked for not giving all, they had no obligation to do so, they were rebuked for lying to the Church and thereby lying to God Himself.

       "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.  Acts 5:3-4
       No, The Church at Jerusalem was not a commune, it was not very much different from The Congregation in the wilderness Temple, not Socialist at all, more of an extended family like our Church Fellowship dinners today. They were certainly never intended of God to wallow and fester there in commune style. God didn't let this Fellowship stagnate long. He allowed Satan to persecute the group so they could be scattered abroad as the whole Scriptural context of Acts is intended to explain. The KEY Verse vs. 1:8 of Acts clearly told the Church to spread the Gospel not start a commune.       "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8
      When the Church began to get comfortable with its fried chicken fellowships and began to forget its mission to the lost, God used Satan by allowing him to persecute and break up the big congregation. Fearing for their lives the ran to hide in other communities, and took the Gospel message with them as had always been God's plan.
      I chuckle to myself in exasperation every time I hear a liberal try to make God's plan for the Church a Socialist one. How foolish! Jesus as Creator was a Capitalist right from the start. Jesus Himself, plowed, sowed and planted the first garden. He gave it to the first man and his family to sharecrop, till, and tend. They brought Him their Firstfruits. Later Jesus trained the first Carpenters, Craftsmen, metal workers, the first Jewelers, even the first plumbers. It is all there in the Scriptures. The Holy Spirit gifted and trained artisans to do the elaborate tapestries, the detailed engravings and carvings to decorate the Temple. God trained man in how to plow a furrow, care for and plant seed, weave fabrics, groom sheep and cattle it is all there in Scripture.
      Jesus later in the New Testament paints a picture of His second coming to judge how well believers have done the work of spreading the Gospel and bringing in the sheaves of Spiritual Harvest:
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? Luke 19:22-23
      Funny word for a Socialist to use isn't it, usury? Jewish law did not prohibit banking or lending of money. It did say not to require interest from your Brother, but also said that it was allowed to charge a stranger. Again this all falls back to do unto others. You wouldn't expect your brother to charge you interest but you would your boss (OT Lord), a merchant, or banker. In the verse above we must remember this is a picture of Jesus Himself coming back to see what the servant (us) had done with his money. As the old song says, Jesus Paid it All, All to Him I Owe. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Obama's Cover Ups Hard to Keep Covered

What a queer coincidence that when investigators looked in to the fights out of Kenya immediately after Obama's birth, even more records were missing. Just the flight manifests for the few days immediately surrounding the birth date. Just like all the other missing records, only a day or two, a line or two, or a page or two is missing; systematically records expunged, Date stamps changed, photoshopped and forged documents substituted, cover up after lying cover up, dirty trick after dirty trick. Tricky Dicky Nixon had nothing on what the Chicago Mafia has done to cover Obama's fraudulent tracks and hide his ineligibility for the office of president. But note the trend. The evidence is the hiding, stealing, and sealing of the documents. Too many coincidences, too many times the very line needed to prove innocence or guilt is the line missing. Something smelly and dirty in the way just the right record disappears and a fake one shows up. A little too smelly, a little too fishy, too many muddy tracks to cover, huh Barry????See More

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sewing Machines and Shotguns

     My wife has at last count seven sewing machines. Now Logic would say, you can't sew with but one at a time, but she has seven. Men are the same; they usually have an array of guns in the gun cabinet, and while a few gunslingers were able to use a set of twin holsters, most of us have enough trouble aiming one at a time.
     Preaching the Gospel of Christ is a lot the same way. We have a big arsenal at our disposal but how many of us ever go back to the gun cabinet and pick out the right shooting iron for the job at hand. We mostly tell the poor sinner God has placed in our path, "I'll pray for you", and go right back on our merry way, never actually even sharing the Gospel.
     Some sewing machines are for basic sewing. In our Christian lives we have our basic witness tools. First our daily life. "Do others see Jesus in you?", is an oft quoted question we should all look at every day in every action we undertake. Second is our personal witnessing, if we do any personal witnessing. So often we drop our needle (or bullet like Barney Fife), by asking instead, "where do you go to Church". Nothing wrong with asking that, but where is Jesus in that question? We need to flat out and confidently ask, "Have you accepted Jesus as your Personal Savior?" Thirdly we need to be praying both for others and that the Lord will providentially place sinners in our path to see and hear our witness. Paul's personal prayer was: "that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, "

Eph 6:19 (KJV)
      Some sewing machines are for quilting. You take a piece of fabric from here, place it next to a piece of fabric from over there and geometrically sew them together into beautiful patterns to make one magnificent work of art. Doctrinal teaching is like that. Is doctrinal teaching in your Christian arsenal? A wise Preacher once told his congregation, "most Christians don't know what they believe and if they do, they don't know where to find it in the Bible". I was in that congregation and I prayed right then, "Lord don't let me be like that." I, that very week, began to read the Bible through from cover to cover once a year in addition to the Bible Studies at Church and on TV and Radio.
       Read, Take Notes, Study reference scriptures, get a Strong's Bible Concordance and look at the original language and the root meanings of the key words, and most important pray that the Holy Spirit give you enlightenment and understanding of what you are reading. May I also recomend:
John Hagee on TV and Via the internet @GETV.org, Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee on the Radio, and reruns of Dr. Adrian Rogers on TV and Radio. I believe these three to be the best Bible Teachers available today, when elswhere so little courage is exhibited from the pulpit.
      Quilting and putting exactly the right piece in the right spot is a lot different from the Shotgut approach. Shotguns are good for the right purpose but sometimes they are used like the character Mississippi in the John Wayne movie ElDorado. Mississippi couldn't hit a cactus with a handgun so Wayne gave him a sawed-off shotgun with the largest possible shot pattern so he'd be able to hit something. He did. He hit Wayne. Evangelists are good with shotguns at revivals, but sometimes laymen wind up shooting themselves in the foot . Scriptures just thrown out for shock value seldom hit the right spot for Salvation's sake.
      So whether God has called you to fix the loose board on some little ladies front porch, quilt a table runner for a gift, or to stand on a street corner with a King James Bible and witness to all comers, be sure you are prayed up, studied up, and carrying the right tools this week in your service to the Lord.