“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”

June 12, 2017

“Each day is a blessing”
photo by Robert Couse-Baker

“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”
Psalm 76:3

Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of “It is finished,” was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of “the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.” Behold the hero of Golgotha using his cross as an anvil, and his woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned “arrows of the bow;” trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor! How the diabolical darts fly to fragments, and the infernal bucklers are broken like potters’ vessels! Behold, he draws from its sheath of hellish workmanship the dread sword of Satanic power! He snaps it across his knee, as a man breaks the dry wood of a fagot, and casts it into the fire. Beloved, no sin of a believer can now be an arrow mortally to wound him, no condemnation can now be a sword to kill him, for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ, a full atonement was made for all our iniquities by our blessed Substitute and Surety. Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it, and put it away forever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end. Talk ye of all the wondrous works of the Lord, ye who make mention of his name, keep not silence, neither by day, nor when the sun goeth to his rest. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

C.H.Spurgeon

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TRUTH TWISTED

July 10, 2016

There are many definitions of the word “twisted.”

Most would agree that the two definitions listed here fit the general idea of the term:

1) forced out of its natural or proper shape; crumpled.
synonyms: perverted, warped, deviant, depraved, corrupt, abnormal, unhealthy, aberrant, distorted, corrupted, debauched, debased, disturbed

2) (of a personality or a way of thinking) unpleasantly or unhealthily abnormal; warped.

A somewhat “twisted” catalog arrived in the mail today. It wasn’t a catalog making available a number of twisted things that are popular in our secular world today.

It was a 60+ page catalog filled with popular books available at reasonable prices. “Why was it twisted?” you might ask. Sadly, it was twisted because it had the term “Christian” at the top of it.

Looking through the catalog, one finds popular names in the “Christian” world. Some names are well known because of television appearances, others because their teachings are followed by many. A “Christian” catalog that is filled with writings by authors that teach unchristian ideas is…twisted.

This is a three hour documentary. The recommendation is to watch the first few minutes. If you are curious about how Biblical Christians understand the truth, you may want to watch more. The points made throughout this documentary contrast Christian beliefs with “new ideas” (really not that new) that the “church” is evolving. Many who believe in this “evolution” call themselves “emerging” or “emergent”.

The catalog received in the mail includes for sale books by more than one teacher with “new” ideas. Books like these can be found in almost every Christian bookstore.

The purpose of this post is to educate Christians who may not be aware of false teachers who are active and numerous in our day. Those who take the name “emerging” or “emergent” usually see something wrong with historical Christianity and do not preach the simple gospel message found in the Bible.

Our world is full of twisted things. To some, good is seen as evil and to some evil is seen as good.

This blog has recently been focused on an organization that twists words to suit its cruel purposes.

This blog has also had a theme about the results of turning away from Godly principles.

This question has been asked more than one time here: “How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?”

Recently, this blog has broadened this question to ask, “How can God bless a world that has turned its back on Him?

These are questions that every person should consider.

Some of the emergents make good points about the lack of sincerity in certain “brands” of Christianity. Some of the questions they have are good, but they don’t seem to have good answers. These “teachers” only create more questions than answers.

The true church of Jesus Christ faces many challenges in today’s world. This is no surprise to the Christian as there are many verses in the Bible that “speak” about difficulties Christians will confront at times.

If you are not a Christian, but you like words and the meanings of words and you enjoy learning about different philosophies, this documentary may interest you.

If you are a Christian, you should be familiar with this subject as it or many things like it are popping up in the strangest places. One example is the catalog that many Christians receive on a regular basis. It is a catalog featuring many books with twisted ideas.

Chris Reimers


Russian Officials Speculate That a Nuclear War Could Leave Romania a “Smoking Ruins”

May 14, 2016

Ibanesti village, Botosani, Romania Photo by Costel Slincu

Ibanesti village, Botosani, Romania
Photo by Costel Slincu

Russian officials in a report on Thursday speculated that a nuclear war could leave Romania a “smoking ruins” just as Britain said it intercepted several Russian transports that refused to identify themselves as they approached the Baltic States.

READ MORE HERE.

In so many ways, the current U.S. administration is responsible for this statement. Its saber rattling and concurrent acts of weakness have encouraged the Russians to make all sorts of threats.

I have many new Romanian friends. I think this statement is just Putin at his “best.” They are only words, yet dangerous ones. Would we protect Romania if Russia did something there? It is hard to say “yes” when we won’t even protect our own military personal on a U.S. destroyer as it was “buzzed” continually by Russian jets. One came within 30 feet of one of our ships. I’m sure the pilot had no intention of getting that close, but mistakes happen. A Russian jet hits a U.S. destroyer and then what? I don’t think Mr. Obama will do anything that would be taken seriously if any of our “allies” are attacked by Russia. Putin has no respect for him. I hope that Mr. Obama will stop his saber rattling. It could cause a war.

CR

Greg Hunter mentioned this story in his Weekly Update from yesterday. This is where I first heard of this news. It greatly upset me until I realized it was only just words (hopefully). Also, Russia’s economy isn’t prepared to handle any kind of war at the moment, but the same could have been said of Germany before WWII. I don’t think Putin can whip up his folks like Hitler did to his, however.


WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 2016-5-7

May 8, 2016

I learned a lot this week. Half of the posts had to do with the ongoing “Child Protective Service” problem in so many countries. Sadly, there appears to be an intentional effort by many to break up a most important institution in our world: the family.

THIS MAN WANTS TO GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE BECAUSE HIS SON WAS TAKEN BY THE UK’S C.P.S.

I gave a speech the the Watchmen of Garland County on Monday about this problem. YOU CAN SEE IT HERE.

YOU CAN SEE A MAP OF THE WORLDWIDE PROTEST OF 4/16/16 HERE.

YOU CAN SEE WORDS FROM AN EXPERT PROFESSOR ON THE SITUATION IN NORWAY HERE.

THE MOST READ POST OF THE WEEK IS HERE.

I took another article from Dan’s “The Battle Cry” regarding the false prosperity gospel that is so popular. YOU CAN SEE IT HERE.

Hildi Doelitzsch is an outspoken advocate of children’s and parent’s rights. HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG THAT SHE HAS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED HERSELF.

IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF THE FIGHT OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN ISRAEL, I’VE POSTED TWO PROPHECY UPDATES THAT INCLUDE THE SUBJECT HERE.

NO WEEK WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A POEM FROM DEBORAH ANN.

Another full week of teaching and blogging. I spent time at three different schools this week, one that I rarely get to. Here was my favorite “Joke of the Day” for this week:

What do you call a salon for sheep? (The student forgot to give me her name)
Photo by sacredsandwich.com

A baa-baa Shop.

I wish you a blessed week in the Lord.

Chris Reimers


JD Farag’s and John Haller’s Prophecy Updates: 16/5/1

May 7, 2016

Although the Pre-Trib view is diminishing in popularity, it is alive and well. I am not dogmatic on the subject. I have posted this because I think it would be interesting even to those who don’t agree with JD’s Pre-Trib position. Israel is facing resistance from many different forces. This I believe is an indication that the Second Coming of Jesus is near. CR

I have listened to John and have never really gotten his take on a position regarding the rapture. He does a prophecy update weekly because, like JD Farag (and me), we are watching as Jesus asked us to do. CR


Who Changed the World? Was it Gorbachev or Jesus?

April 21, 2016

““Transformation,” transformational,” and “transformative” are well-worn words in Mr. Gorbachev’s globalist lexicon, always signifying a supposed urgent need to deconstruct the current political/economic system of sovereign, independent nation states and the market-based economy and restructure (transform) it into a globalized, centralized, socialized “new world order.”

Mr. Gorbachev was in the news again this week. He is almost five years older than he was when THE EXCELLENT ARTICLE FEATURED HERE was written. The world has changed towards the direction Mr. Gorbachev wishes in that five years. When Mr. Gorbachev dies, his words will be remembered and the agenda that he and others are pushing will continue to become a reality.

The answer to the questions in the title above is very simple. If you have read any of this blog, you know what my answer is.

Chris Reimers

GORBACHEV THIS WEEK


Bi-vocational pastors be warned – what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public sector job on Monday

April 21, 2016

Dr. Eric Walsh Photo by Fox News

Dr. Eric Walsh
Photo by Fox News


“Bi-vocational pastors be warned – what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public sector job on Monday.

“Dr. Eric Walsh, a renowned public health expert who also serves as a lay minister, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Public Health alleging he was terminated for delivering sermons on issues ranging from homosexuality to evolution.”

The article goes on to state:

“He was fired for something he said in a sermon,” Dys told me. “If the government is allowed to fire someone over what he said in his sermons, they can come after any of us for our beliefs on anything.”

Dys, an attorney in the case, is right.

It is a sign of the times.

CR

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE


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