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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Keep the Things That Remain

Last Update: September 14, 2020

This post is awake up call to keep the things that remain. In my Scripture studies I found the definition of Biblical morality never changes, because God does not change. For that reason, this is a wake up call to the 'assembly' of America to pray and shout in keeping with the watchman's duty stated in Ezekiel 33.

Did you know, yesterday marked the Fast of Tammuz, a Jewish fast day?

There are many historic reasons for the fast, here are four of them:
● Moses broke the tablets on this day when he saw the Golden Calf being worshiped.

● During the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, the "tamid" daily offering stopped.

● Apostomos, a nickname for Antiochus Epiphanes burned Torah scrolls and placed a statue of Zeus in the Temple.

● The walls of Jerusalem were breached by Titus' Legions.
Today now have another.

We are now in clear and present danger of judgment. This has been brought on ourselves. We are all responsible for a legalized, moral meltdown into secular humanism. That fact gives a legal right to judgment within our national boundaries. 

We must do the right thing and remember and repent of the sins of Sodom that were manifested in the dark of night (Genesis 19:1-5).

Yesterday, was the 4th of July marking our Declaration of Independence. It just so happens that the fast of the 17th of Tammuz coincides with America's Independence Day every 10 to 20 years. The most notable was the first. It occurred in the beginning on July 4, 1776. The next fast of Tammuz 17 will coincide with Independence Day again in 2034.


Today, as in days gone by, this fast marks the beginning of three weeks of self-introspection in synagogues across the globe until the 9th of Av which will arrive July 25th this year.

The 9th of Av in Jewish tradition concludes three-weeks of mourning for known sins that have not been turned away from and rejected. This period of repentance is called "teshuva." It's time spent with a commitment to confession and introspection to return to God's word.

It is not a time of breaking the boundaries of God's hand of protection. Our country has enjoyed God's protection since the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This is not a time to widen the moral cracks in our nation by the adoption of immorality rejecting purity and holiness. It is not a time for Biblical compromise. It is not a time for lawless living like the harlot Jezebel that sought to seduce and control human souls.

The Bible shows us that the liar, the destroyer that opposes Almighty God seeks to establish a throne of darkness with deception. That lie is choosing sin. The throne of deception requires a waste place, a land that breaks the moral bands of God's protection and blessing. It requires a dark land that seeks curses that we bring on ourselves from lawlessness.

The deceiver's lies that start with individual immorality, and they morph into national transgression that will result in judgment.

Like Lot and his family that chose to live among the Canaanites, America has allowed our laws to break the moral compass of our road that started along a righteous path, but now we have made a left turn into the darkness of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Some people expect a great revival before the Messianic Era, but that is opposed to Yeshua's dire warnings in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and the books of Ezekiel of Revelation. It is opposed to Paul's admonition as well: "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first . . ." 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Bottomline, the revival includes the rejection of public prayer, the Ten Commandments, pro-life laws and the revival of Sodom. All of these represent a great apostasy before the return of The Messiah, and just what do we see in our country right now? Our reputation of proclaiming to be "One Nation Under God" is crumbling into dark apostasy as our moral compass is spinning out of control.

Yet, now is not a time to just despair, nor is it a time to totally lose hope due to the decision of a so-called Supreme Court whose majority opinion does not align with the principles of the Word of Almighty God. Its time to shout a warning to repent.

The Bible clearly shows us it is a time is to repent and ask Almighty God to forgive us of national disobedience and willful transgression so that we might turn back to the Bible and "keep the things that remain."

It is time to repair the breach, to be a witness to righteous living in the inheritance of the name of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Just before Israel entered the Promised Land, Moses gave a warning about everyone doing whatever is right in their own eyes. His words remain truth:
"You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes, for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you." Deuteronomy 12:8-9
Today, our nation has rejected this warning and our inheritance is now under a cloud of darkness with another law that casts a shadow across our land. We must remember, the thing about darkness is when the light of the world can shine brightest if you will stand up on a hill and show the light. Yeshua-Jesus taught this:
"You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus is referred to as the “bright and morning star” in Revelation 22:16 for good reason. This metaphor promises that no matter how dark it gets around us, if we will look up to Jesus, then He promises hope in darkness.

To see Jesus this way is one thing, to believe and follow Him requires repentance from our sins that oppose God's way of life. Today, there is a very grave need for fasting and prayer if you're Jewish or not on this Fast of Tammuz, today requires action... by living out repentance. Paul, the famous Jew from Tarsus wrote this in his letter to the Romans:
But if the Spirit of him who raised up Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. For you didn't receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" Romans 8:11-15 HNV 
We must fast in prayer for our nation to return to seek to return to be "One Nation Under God" because the Supreme Court is not so supreme after all.

Their bad judgment will lead to a dark path in the judgment of any Sodom and Gomorrah nation. If we do not repent America, we will become "One Nation" without God's protection as our Supreme Court ruling turns our nation away from God's instruction and enables a legal loss of Biblical blessing while our so-called modern culture seeks ancient pagan decay rooted in disregarding Scripture while seeking hedonistic chaos rather than Biblical order and the hand of God's protection.

God spoke of this to Ezekiel:
“Yet your fellow citizens say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right,’ when it is their own way that is not right. Ezekiel 33:17 
Immorality is at the wheel and it opposes the unchanging Word of God saying, His teaching and instruction for living a Kingdom lifestyle "no longer applies" because it's "done away with." Jesus solemnly warns us about this saying: "Wake up and keep the things that remain."

God's Word is what remains and we must take note that in the end of that book there's a grave warning posted in Revelation 2. In part it says:
"But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality... I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works..."
Paul gave the same warning on sexual immorality in his first letter the Thessalonians: 
"Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you." 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Hundreds of millions of Americans have heard and ignore the warnings and now the lies of the court of this land have bypassed the Bible that calls for the only morality that brings forth life, man and woman.

Any lifestyle that cannot glorify God and bring forth life opposes the Creator of life and the first teaching of Genesis 1:22 that Paul refers to.

The warning against believing a lie is the first lesson of Scripture:
"The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." Genesis 2:15-17
Some mistakenly believe this was a curse from a vengeful Old Testament God. It is not. It's a warning of love from The Father Creator like the one every young child had heard from a parent: "don't run into the street!!" We have all heard that loving command, after all, it's from a heart of love. God's warnings of curses have been twisted into a lie:
"And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:2-5 
The next change in the good old USA will be more grievous as some organized Christian groups will not keep the things that remain, but accept national deception and over time embrace the court's agenda for the 14th Amendment that puts America at the precipice of the dark days of Noah before Messiah's return -- just as Yeshua-Jesus declared:
"For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man." Matthew 24:37
I fear what's next on the American "church" scene. I'm afraid doctrine will collapse back to the dark days of Lot and the flood of sin during the days of Noah that brought destruction to life on earth. 

God promised that the flood of water would never happen again, but Almighty God warned of pestilence time and time again and a coming sword of violence. 

God warned Israel:
And if you will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. Leviticus 26:23-25
Pestilence will come our way and violence will follow, the warning still stands and innocent people will get sick because pestilence favors no one. America is highly vulnerable because sexual perversions have not only been allowed in our gates they are promoted not only as an alternative lifestyle but normal.

My other fear is that our once Biblical based laws could be challenged and pushed further into dark chaos from pedophiles and child abusers demanding their rights before our courts seeking so-called freedoms for sexual perversion and immorality. I fear too that decriminalizing prostitution in the U.S. under some other twist of 14th amendment rights or the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964 labor law.

The deceptive seeds of some very old lies have been sown across our country leading many out of "churches" they were intended to be houses of teaching, worship and prayer. 

Our laws seek the grave fruit of spiritual delusion and rejection of God's warnings from the beginning including rejection of the Bible...
“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right.’ O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways.” Ezekiel 33:20 
There is a way out of our moral violence of sexual confusion before pestilence arrives. That way out is to seek an understanding and believe the blessing of creation in the image of Almighty God:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  And God blessed them." Genesis 1:27-28 
For those that will stand firm in the love of righteousness and truth, it is time to stand on a hill and shine your light in this darkness. These words are found in a letter from Paul in 2Thessalonians 2:13-15:
"But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, beloved brothers of the Lord, because God has from the beginning called you to salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief of the truth. To this He called you by our gospel, to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word or by our letter." 
God has a "remnant of righteous" sanctified like Noah by the Spirit of God who will not give into the deception of the lies of political correctness or give in to social pressure for delusional, immoral tolerance. Like righteous Noah, stand strong in your faith. Do not bend or fall for the lies, do not allow deception to erase truth or sway your stance on the infallible, inerrant and eternal Word of God.

The Supreme Court of this land has listened and fallen for the lie of Obergefell v. Hodges. This has widened our legal separation from God's words as if they were burdensome and God got it all wrong since creation:
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." Genesis 2:24
The prophet Jeremiah teaches that those who have been "born anew" through faith in will have God's commandments written on their hearts. Yet, our Supreme Court ignores the prophet.

They ignore Jesus too, He teaches how we demonstrate our love by doing: "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."

What commandments did Jesus have? 

God's commandments, Yeshua taught them and kept them all. They can be yours too.

Our spiritless highest court has ruled that we don't need to follow God's commandments or demonstrate love for Yeshua. Jesus is no longer recognized in this nation's government as our founding Father's saw Him. This is not an opinionated slap in the face, just the hard truth and a very loud plea for our nation and our courts to repent and seek God's will and image.

The tiny letter called the book of Jude contains a dire warning about the latter days. Jude writes:
“In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts. These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit." Jude 1:18-19
The message: morals and ethics will be mocked. Mockers of morals are in lust, their divisions are the big problem today. WAKE UP America and repent to keep the things that remain!!

The U.S. Supreme Court has marked an ominous dividing line in our nation's ongoing spiritual destruction that is devoid of the Spirit of God. Five judges have struck out against God's Biblical command of marriage between a man and a woman that has existed since creation.

The truth that establishes marriage from the beginning is this:
"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Genesis 2:23-24
If you call yourself a "believer" listen to the unchanging voice of God. One thing that remains is His voice and that includes the definition of marriage from the beginning... its God's way. Becoming one flesh and cleaving means if you separate from this truth you will tear yourself apart.

The Hebrew word for "cleave" used in the Bible is a key to understanding the message. It's the word "dabaq" דָּבַק and it means: "cling, stay close, stick with, join to." It stands for an unbridled commitment in God's order of marriage of a man and a woman that glorify's the image of God.

The apostle Paul trained as a Jewish rabbi, he taught on this key principle because the life and light within the soul of a God believer is the indwelling Spirit of the living God. Redemption was bought with the greatest possible price, it's NOT a free gift of grace as many proclaim.

Yeshua - Jesus the Jew willingly gave His life so that you and I might regain our life lost within the willful slavery of sin by God's grace. Yeshua came to pay the kinsman redeemer's price, the death penalty of sin so that you and I might live and rise up in authority over the grave when He returns just as He did in the power of resurrection three days after Passover on the Day of First Fruits.

That is why Paul writes and pleads: don't sin against yourself, don't toss His great price aside and injure your relationship with Almighty God and others:
"Flee from sexual immorality.

Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1Corinthians 6:18-20 
Glorify your redeemer, Glorify God... not sin and slavery. Hebrews 13:4 tells us:
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."
Fear is good. No one wants to be judged in sin by God. Marriage was ordained at creation by our Elohim Creator, it remains unchanged, keep the things that remain. Anything else leads to a death spiral, that was God's original warning.


You may have never noticed it but the replenishing blessing of life is the first instruction from our Almighty Creator who is the Lord for the body, spirit and soul:
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth..." Genesis 1:28
You were bought with a price. Paul did not pull any punches, there is no sleight of hand or compromise in His words. He provides no politically correct advice, only Biblically correct instruction and he has a grave warning that mentions nothing of the pulpit teaching that says "once saved always saved" because the Old Testament is done away with:
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." 1Corinthians 6:9-10

“... The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body." 1 Corinthians 6:13
This dire warning was critically important long ago and it is today. Paul repeats the same admonition to the Ephesians as a second witness:
"For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God." Ephesians 5:5
The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us to hold God's instruction for marriage in honor and the message provides a third witness of the dire warning of judgment:
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." Hebrews 13:4
The last word on this is from Yeshua - Jesus as recorded by John in Revelation. That book tells us that it is written for a reason: "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near." Revelation 1:3

That end time is here. Revelation describes the "end game" for the person who bravely conquers their own lusts and desires:
"The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7-8
This last warning is from the throne of the Supreme Court of Heaven to all that consider themselves a part of the assembly congregation of the resurrected One. Yeshua - Jesus tells us why He has the right to declare who can enter the city of His Kingdom and have eternal right to "the tree of life":
"I am the Alpha and the Omega [Aleph and Tav], the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. "I, Jesus, have sent my angel [messenger] to testify to you about these things for the churches [assemblies]. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."" Revelation 22:13-16
Yeshua - Jesus gives the greatest honor to marriage by describing a proper wedding garment, comparing it to the Kingdom of Heaven in an amazing parable:
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come." Matthew 22:2-3

"But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:11-14
The chosen are those that choose to be set apart from moral deception and sin. The Bible shows us that Israel was called out of slavery and separated from Egypt's oppression by Almighty God. They were chosen to be called out to be a priesthood declaring the light of righteousness of God's will to a broken, immoral world, and the rebellion of Korah as an example of what willful sin looks like (Numbers 16).

If we want to "know God's will" and do great things for The Lord God in our life walk, then we must separate ourselves from the crowd and seek to live in God's righteous ways. If you call yourself a believer, then you are called out to be holy like God (Leviticus 11:45 and 1 Peter 1:16). It means you must choose to live your life in a sanctified manner to serve Almighty God His way because you love Him. It means that what might be acceptable to others is not acceptable to you or your God if you want to live in the image if God. It means you have to choose to leave sin's slavery because that is the only way you can live with God front and center in your life.

Your Creator, your Abba Father in Heaven requires you choose to act as a chosen one, a child of God if you want to walk with Him. The reason, He has a high purpose and calling for your life. Your calling is to His narrow road. That's His will for your life!

What now?

The Bible shows us many things, but the overriding message is that we cannot walk with God without repentance and obedience. Without these, there can be no forgiveness that leads to eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Without "teshuva" we will pay the ultimate price for our unrepentant choices and be judged according to what we do. That's God's warning, don't run into the dangerous broad road, you will eventually get killed!!

There is hope... you were bought with a precious price, the life blood of Messiah Yeshua, don't caste Him aside.

The bottomline, what goes around comes around, whether from broken relationships or families as well as lies that harden our hearts and fatally injure our souls.

Because of God's unfathomable love, it is never too late to turn back to our creator God.

It's never too late to ask others for forgiveness from our mistakes with others either. They may not forgive, but God's can because His mercy cannot be measured, it is incomprehensible. He understands our weaknesses, our struggles with sin and He will help us if we just ask Him. That is why He has provided Messiah Yeshua, to cover and atone for our sin willingly with His life blood.

Only God's unchanging truth remains in the end, not man's evolving morality that erodes in the decline of the Biblical way of life that follow a walk to the Kingdom of God. 

So, we must repent and keep what remains, not turn away from the eternal truth of God's Kingdom constitution covenant.

We must begin to do that through repentance. It's time to fast and pray and ask for forgiveness from God and others we may have injured by our choice to sin against ourselves, others and God.

I pray that you can see that this fast day called Tammuz is not just for the Jewish people. Sure, the Bible was written by Jewish men, but the word of God is not just for the Jew, its way of life is for everyone that is called to repentance and teshuva to join themselves to The Lord no matter what sin has enveloped our soul in darkness.

We must wake up and keep the things that remain to walk in God's will. Elohim God Y-H-V-H is calling you back. That is why you are here reading this today, but He will not be mocked.

That mocking includes the rainbow that has been adopted by a community in chaos that mocks God's covenant given to Noah in these latter days. That rainbow belongs to God, not to the Whitehouse in DC.

If we do not overcome and return to the Torah teaching and life walk of Messiah Yeshua, we will remain under a dark cloud overshadowed in sin like a dying assembly, a "church" like Sardis that received this very grave warning:
"And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says these things: "I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent.

If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you."
"Nevertheless, you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Revelation 3:1-6
With grace and mercy Yeshua - Jesus offers this promise to everyone that will hear and overcome. Church listen up if you want to remain in the assembly that follows God's ways on the narrow path.

Ten days ago on Friday, June 26, 2015 with the ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5-4 vote, ruled it's majority opinion by a single vote that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution somehow guarantees a legal right to override God's commands against same-sex marriage in the Ohio case heard on April 28, 2016.

June 26th was Tammuz 9, the day Nebuchadnezzar's troops breached the walls of Jerusalem and entered the city to destoy it and capture its people.

This year, the majority decision by five wearing shiny black robes directly opposed the instruction of Almighty God established at the very creation of this planet and mankind.

The warnings from the Bible are for the good of life for all of us, not our destruction.

But the court ruling will bring destruction if their is no repentance. The court's ruling was not just against the laws of states like Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee since they each defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The ruling re-wired the Constitution of "One Nation Under God," as it tragically ignores God's word declared in His Constitution, the five books called the Torah while redefining marriage as a United States federal rule of law that is not based on any Biblical truth, but a series of lies and deception from the court that will lead us all toward pestilence and judgment.

We must not run in the wide road.

This ruling based in deception will impact you, your family and our nation as it continues to fall away from truth while adopting political correctness as if it were a tithe to the courtroom and our Constitution. What appears to be a ruling of freedom is a sentence of enslavement to sin and its not just the United States at risk. Other nations have adopted sexual sin laws too, so they will suffer with us if we do not repent and keep the things that remain.

Every Bible believer will be adversely affected by those running the planet that opposes God's Word. We will all have to come face to face with the reality of God's multiple warnings of pestilence and sword.

Incredibly, this so-called "supreme" judgment was set in place by a single voice like the one voice from a deceiver's lie leading to corruption and destruction in Eden. Accept the corruption of the family and reject the sword of truth and you reject Almighty God's sovereignty over your life, this country and the planet.

This is a critical moral issue that will lead to division and irreversible decline in the rejection of Biblical morality. It is time to stand against moral relativism and cultural apostasy and hold to the truth of God's Word and stand up and walk in the path of righteousness, all of it.

America is now divided between left and right, right and wrong so we must come together and repent, pray, fast and turn back to the Bible that declares the only things that will remain n the end.

I'm angry and heartbroken and sorry to say this ruling is not a surprise attack. The Bible constantly warns us, but we don't read it or listen as we allow leftist activists to use the U.S. Supreme Court to tear down our foundation of American traditional Biblical values until none remain.

I am not surprised because America's moral decay and corruption began with a prayer lost in 1962 when on June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed New York's engagement in daily prayer with the 1st Amendment case of Engel v. Vitale that outlawed the New York State Regent's official school prayer, ruling prayer may not be recited in public schools on the grounds that it violated the separation of church and state. That wonderful 22 word prayer simply said this:

"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country."

The case against this prayer was argued in the Supreme Court on April 3, 1962, two weeks before Passover and it was decided on Tammuz 3. According to a summary posted at

"The majority, via Justice Black, held that school-sponsored prayer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The majority stated that the provision allowing students to absent themselves from this activity did not make the law constitutional because the purpose of the First Amendment was to prevent government interference with religion. The majority noted that religion is very important to a vast majority of the American people. Since Americans adhere to a wide variety of beliefs, it is not appropriate for the government to endorse any particular belief system. The majority noted that wars, persecutions, and other destructive measures often arose in the past when the government involved itself in religious affairs."

"Justice Stewart argued in his dissent that the Establishment Clause was only meant to prohibit the establishment of a state-sponsored church, such as the Church of England, and not prohibit all types of government involvement with religion. In particular, he found that the nondenominational nature of the prayer and the "absentee" provision removed constitutional challenges."

A year later, on June 17, 1963, another lie came out with the U.S. Supreme Court majority decision on the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ended reading the Bible in a public school. It was just six days before Tammuz and the dark vote that day engaged a ban on reading the Bible or reciting the "Lord's Prayer" in public schools with the Pennsylvania deception of: U.S. Supreme Court Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963) 374 U.S. 203.

During that summer of 1963, it became illegal to read Scripture in public schools, yet those schools were the very place that was designed 300 years earlier for Bible reading to teach our children the Word of God.

Instead, our public schools became the place to prevent children from learning about God's Word and to pray on June 17, 1963. According to the court's record: "expert testimony was introduced by both appellants and appellees at the first trial," that testimony in effect re-tried Jesus and attempted to make His witness of the sword of truth null and void.

The court hearing was not only about Jesus the Jew and His teaching on prayer. One "expert" witness under oath gave his so-called sworn testimony that: "Judaism attaches no special significance to the reading of the Bible per se".

That was a deceptive lie against the faithful Jewish people by a traitor of the Judaism of his fathers. Judaism places the highest significance to prayer and the Bible.

The Court syllabus states: "Because of the prohibition of the First Amendment against the enactment by Congress of any law "respecting an establishment of religion," which is made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, no state law or school board may require that passages from the Bible be read or that the Lord's Prayer be recited in the public schools of a State at the beginning of each school day -- even if individual students may be excused from attending or participating in such exercises upon written request of their parents."

Justice Clark delivered this opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963:

"Once again we are called upon to consider the scope of the provision of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which declares that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." These companion cases present the issues in the context of state action requiring that schools begin each day with readings from the Bible. While raising the basic questions under slightly different factual situations, the cases permit of joint treatment. In light of the history of the First Amendment and of our cases interpreting and applying its requirements, we hold that the practices at issue and the laws requiring them are unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause, as applied to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment."

There is a solution to this chaos. We must wake up, repent and keep the things that remain as truth. That which remains is the Bible.

Our national moral imbalance in relativism and grave sin grew larger and crushed the scales of Biblical moral justice to authorize child murder a decade later in 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled 7–2 on the Texas case of Roe v. Wade and legalized the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion as authorized by the court on January 22, 1973. Since then, nearly 200 other nations around the globe have made abortion legal and none of them considers abortion as a required report to record a human death. 

Our once Bible based society has degraded in the past 40 years to the ways of the ancient pagans that sacrificed infant children in the arms of the Canaanite-god Molech, the Temple of Baal and the Babylonian-god Marduk.

Since 1973, abortion has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. There is more loss of life by abortion in the U.S. than death by heart disease, accidents, Alzheimer's, diabetes, kidney disease and cancer tumors across America.

There is a solution. Repent, choose life and keep the things that remain. 

We can repent, we can roll back the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case ruling on the grounds that a woman's right to choose does not include killing the innocent. "You shall not murder" is God's instruction. The Hebrew word we call "murder" that Almighty God Elohim uses here is "râtsach" רָצַח and it literally means to "dash in pieces." That's the very definition of how an abortion is carried out in a mother's womb by a so-called physician.

Seven years later in 1980, the Supreme Court struck down a Kentucky state law that required public schools to post the Ten Commandments in public classrooms in the case of Stone v. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980). Sydell Stone challenged the Kentucky law and filed a claim against James Graham, the superintendent of public schools in Kentucky. One bizarre thing about this case is the name Stone, after all the Ten Commandments were written in stone by the hand of God.

In another 5-4 decision, 35 years ago the court ruled that the Ten Commandments serve no educational function. In the case arguments of Stone v. Graham, the court noted that some of the Commandments address secular matters, such as honoring one's parents, no murder, no adultery, no stealing, no false witness and no covetousness. But the court noted the first half of the Ten Commandments were religious duties of worshipping the Lord God only including avoiding idolatry, not using The Lord God's name in vain and observing His ordained Sabbath Day of rest. So, the court concluded that posting the Ten Commandments on schoolroom walls was religious and ruled them illegal in the United States.

Since the court's rulings began to rule against God in 1962, the consequences for the future of our American dream has become a nightmare for many children as the once noble American family has collapsed into national crisis with fatherless single parent households and the family bread-winner is our Federal food stamp program, while residential treatment centers and state sponsored foster care proliferates. 

Many parts of our inner cities across the country have fallen into a state of decay. 

These ills are deeply connected to the rulings arising out of litigation from New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Kentucky. 

Today, we see children from the 1960's as adults begging for drug money on street corners, living in cardboard boxes or makeshift tents with homes under bridges while digging through garbage cans with shopping carts looking for food scraps, or standing in city funded food lines trying to survive stark poverty in the land of amber waves of grain.

According to HUD's federally mandated “point-in-time” count that began in 2005, by the year 2014, over 576,450 people were homeless in America. In 2010, that number according to the federally mandated “point-in-time” survey, HUD had granted $1,810,559,994 in federal Continuum of Care Program Funding Awards.

It goes without saying, crime rates have soared across American since that fateful day in 1962 that started a moral decline with America's prayer ban. Crime rates jumped with a sharp rise after 1963. In 1964, the U.S. population stood at 191,141,000 with 4,564,600 crimes (2.39%) recorded across America. In 1974, with a population of 211,392,000 there were 10,253,400 crimes committed (4.85%) not counting the former crime of abortion that was legalized in 1973.  

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics that began to keep prison records in 1926, by 1978 the imprisonment rate of sentenced criminals under the jurisdiction of state or federal correctional authorities per 100,000 U.S. residents was 131 persons. By 2014, the prisoner count was 471 per 100,000, a 360% increase. The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides a graphic picture of inmate populations over time.

There are many other direct correlations of our national sins in the downward spiral of the American family, society and culture that was once based on the foundation of Biblical principles. Here are a few:
1. tells us the 63% of Americans have no moral problem with gay and lesbian relations. Further, Statista also notes 71% of Americans believe that getting a divorce is morally acceptable. This separation problem stems from many of the issues tied to pre-marital sex.

2. No one can comprehend the greater evil that is about to unfold on America and beyond, so I am posting this call for repentance. According to an old report from Enough is Enough... "Every 39 minutes, a new pornographic video is made in the United States (Internet Filter Review, 2006):
· Nearly 74 percent of pornography websites surveyed display adult content on their homepage (accessible to anyone) before asking if the viewers are of legal age. 11]

· American children begin consuming hardcore pornography at an average age of 11

· Four out of five 16 year-olds regularly access pornography online"
3. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® report: "According to the FBI, in 2014 there were 466,949 NCIC entries for missing children. Similarly, in 2013, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 462,567."

4. An NPR report advises that: "Nationwide, more than 700,000 convicted sex offenders have registered their whereabouts with local police. Every state has a sex offender registry of some kind."

5. The plague of sexually transmitted disease is overtaking our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the latest stats from a 2013 report by the CDC states:
"Many cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to go undiagnosed and unreported, and data on several additional STDs — such as human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis — are not routinely reported to CDC.

As a result, the annual surveillance report captures only a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America. However, it provides important insights into the scope, distribution, and trends in STD diagnoses in the country. STDs are a significant health challenge facing the United States.

The CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half of them among young people ages 15–24, accounting for almost $16 billion in health care costs. Each of these infections is a potential threat to an individual’s immediate and long-termhealth and well-being. In addition to increasing a person’s risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection, STDs can lead to severe reproductive health complications, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy."
6. advises the adult correctional prison population in the U.S. is now 6,899,000. This is a number that exceeds the size of the multitudes that escaped slavery in Egypt as recorded in the Exodus 12:37 census.
"There are more people currently incarcerated in the United States than in China and India combined, and this, despite the fact that the total combined population of these two countries exceeds that of the United States by over 2.3 billion. 25 percent of all incarcerated individuals on the planet are incarcerated in the United States, easily securing the nation’s place at the top spot of the ranking of the countries with the most prisoners."
According to Statista, "this is not a new state of affairs, with the prison population of the United States hovering around the 1.5 million people mark since the turn of the millennium."

Now, the Supreme Court has ruled in another 5-4 majority vote against God's covenant instruction and teaching, aka The Torah. Decades of un-Biblical decisions have brought us to this point of national decision, and there are little indication that our nation is going to choose a different path so we must all pray and declare God's truths.

Decades of five incredibly Godless decisions have brought us to this reality, and there are no indications that our nation is going to choose a different course any time soon.

The most recent vote was cast down and the bad judgment rendered at 1 First Street, NE in Washington, DC. This will bring other curses within the borders of our nation and further deteriorate the walls of protection our Constitution and the Bible was meant to provide to each of us.

There is a solution.

We must wake up and keep the things that remain. Jesus declared: "repent, for The Kingdom is at hand." We must heed His words and roll back the curses we suffer from and the curses to come that we have brought on ourselves by the five corrupt rulings that abrogate the Ten Commandments:

1) Engel v. Vitale, ) Abington School District v. Schempp, 3) Roe v. Wade, 4) Stone v. Graham and now 5) Obergefell v. Hodges. The reason:

“You shall have no other gods before Me." The Supreme Court is not God, we can change our laws. Did you know that Hebrew word for "have" that Almighty God Elohim uses here is "hâyâh" הָיָה ? It can literally mean "quit."

We can't quit on Almighty God.

The fifth case against our judgment is the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case argued against the Biblical basis that marriage is between a man and a woman. That ruling dishonors God and our parents and puts our rulings before our Father God, dishonoring Him.

Our Creator Father in Heaven tells us: "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged..." The Hebrew word we call "honor" that Almighty God uses here is "kâbad" כָּבַד it can literally mean to make oneself numerous. Think about that, one way your days may be prolonged is through your children.

There were five votes cast to make the way to Sodom and Gomorrah a wider road of sin. The five votes were cast like stones against the foundation of Biblical truth, covenant and relationship with our Creator. They came from Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer and Kennedy and these five have now torn the moral fabric of our society to make room for a tidal wave flood of grave sexual sin in this nation like the days of Noah.

This flood can destroy our nation like a spiritual tsunami and release a plague of chaos including religious persecution across our nation. Those who hold to the righteous Biblical view of marriage between a man and a woman declared by Almighty God to produce life in His image on this planet will be called into courts under charges of discrimination.

Yet, four men of the court are moral, modern Puritans so they must be recognized and acknowledged. Righteous votes were cast by these four judges:

Roberts - Scalia - Alito - Thomas

Yet, by a single vote, our nation's so-called supreme decision has lost its grasp on our Biblical compass once again in the darkness of homosexual deception. Is this the fault of a sleeping and silent Sardis-like church majority that once stood as a pillar of one Nation under God?

Like America, at one time, ancient Sardis was 1) a military stronghold for Asia Minor, 2) a major manufacturer, 3) the center of industry, 4) an economic powerhouse and 5) a center for Godfearers that existed between the 1st and the 3rd century. These facts are noted in Latin and Greek literature including the writings of Flavius Josephus' and Philo, but by the 19th century, Sardis lay in ruins.

The warning: what goes around comes around.

Despite the ruin, the book of Revelation tells us Sardis is an assembly that Jesus loves and because of that everlasting love, He sternly warns America in real time from Revelation:
Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you. Revelation 3:2-3 HNV 
Sardis was once a great city known for its wealth and splendor, but it deteriorated. Its greatness lies only in memory and dust. Sardis, like America was considered to be impregnable by its enemies. It once sat on a hill, yet Sardis was attacked and conquered because of moral arrogance.

Morally arrogant because ancient Sardis was devoted to the idol worship of the Greek false-goddess Cybele. Sardis' false-idol worship was focused on immorality. Cybele festivals were held in her honor much like today's gay-rights parades. 

Sexually impure and public sins were the rule of celebration in depravity and heathenism, and they have arisen again because we have overruled the Bible in our own courtrooms.

Anyone who has ever read or studied Greek mythology has seen how they took the depravity of people and gave their own characteristics to the mythic gods of Mount Olympus. Instead of people behaving like God, as the Bible teaches in Deuteronomy 28:9, the Greeks morphed their false gods into behaving like people giving them an excuse for sin in adultery against God's holiness.

There was a method to their false religion and that Greek madness that absolved people of personal responsibility for immorality. If their pagan idol gods lied, cheated and committed adultery, if they did everything immoral under the Sun in hypocrisy and lawlessness, then why should mere mortals be expected to act any better than the false-gods they worshipped?

The lesson for us is to keep the things that remain and that means keeping God's Word.

A trumpet warning must be heard against our Constitutional madness that destroys the faith of our Puritan beginnings in America. 

Yeshua - Jesus warned Pergamum and Thyatira too about immorality and gave a grave warning of plagues with the 6th Trumpet that will be blown. It is a global warning because people did not repent of their murders, their sorceries, their fornication or of their thefts.

Those thefts include ignoring God's word and John wrote warnings about what he saw in his vision. He warned of doom and gloom as he wrote of the coming judgment for the mother of harlots corrupting the Earth. America and all nations must heed the grave warnings of Revelation now and reject the ways of Babylon or face her plague warning outlined in Revelation 18.

Remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent like the four righteous votes for our National foundation and heritage.

Our Torah-less, lawless Supreme Court rulings align with another warning of Jesus that serves supreme to our unruly court majority and our nation that now exclaims in hypocrisy we are "one nation under God":
"So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." Matthew 23:28
Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia provided a simple, yet deep truth in his dissent on Engel v. Vitale as reported by the Washington Examiner:
"The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact — and the furthest extension one can even imagine — of the Court's claimed power to create 'liberties' that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention."

"This practice of constitutional revision (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves," he added."
What Scalia didn't mention is the court's Sodom-like ruling will move around the globe like a woe. It will prove to be a huge blow to all Bible believers and open the dark pit of moral decay leading to the persecution to those that choose God's ways.

Isaiah 5:20-21 points out that the America we once knew was grievously warned last Friday as evil was called good. This is a grievous Babylonian sin of iniquity that comes with a warning:
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!

God is the ultimate judge of good and evil and he strongly warned against moral iniquity that will visit the children and the children's children when He met with Moses after giving the Ten Commandments for the second time:
"The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation." Exodus 34:5-8
Moses quickly bowed his head in reverence and fear. Our generation must now do the same.

If a generation is 70 years, then America is now living in its 4th generation since the days of our Declaration of Independence. In 1973, we were in our third generation, and we must wake up and know now that our independence as a nation never meant independence from God's teaching and instruction.

Because God loves us, He is merciful and gracious. He tells us He is slow to anger. He is instructing us to repent and to teach others to do the same.
"Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways!" Ezekiel 33:11
We are not to condemn, only God is the judge of mankind and our sin so we must teach the Word of God, all of it including its blessings, curses and warnings if we truly love other people. That is the declaration of this commentary. Not to condemn, but to warn and blow a trumpet in love. I am required to do so:
"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’"
As a nation, we must wake up, repent and return to the holiness and purity of The Father's instruction, not shout out self-righteousness against anyone. We are all in need of God's grace, mercy and lovingkindness, each and every one. All have sinned in inquity.

What is important now more than ever is that we must love others, and the greatest expression of that love is to tell people that God loves them and that it is time to repent and return to God's Word, return to hear and do His word and pray if we want to walk in the faith of His Kingdom path. It is time to be strong in the Lord, time to reject the word of a Pharaoh and five magicians in black robes who oppose God’s holy, set-apart will for good life.

The proplem: homosexuality destroys life. There is no offspring.

So, it is time to ready your lamp for your assignment, time to put on the righteous armor of Almighty God. Paul, a Jew from Tarsus tells us how and why:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:10-20
God is a sovereign God. Our Creator is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation mercy and grace no matter the sin if you will repent. You can accept His gift of life and love right now if you do not know Him in Truth and Spirit.

Today is the time. We all need to get our lives right with God including our court decisions. Don’t wait for tomorrow, you get your life right with Him now and make the right choice. Write your Congressman too. The good news, the gospel of peace is that our Creator is full of lovingkindness to forgive us if we will just repent and ask for His forgiveness. God wants to save the world from the curse of our own doing:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17

If there is therefore any exhortation in Messiah, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion, make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

And being found in human form, He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on Earth, and those under the Earth, and that every tongue should confess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:1-11

The things that remain are found in the Bible, every jot and tittle remains in full force. It is the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness.

I'm not one to promote books other than the Bible, but if you want to understand the times and the seasons and how America fits in to the big picture, you may want to read America's Controversy With God's Covenant as soon as you can, then take action, start with fasting and prayers of forgiveness, then write Congress!


Sardis Alerts


September 14, 2020: As fires burn across California, the Governor signs SB 145 changing sex offender law and invokes sponsor's definition of discrimination.

"California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that gives judges greater discretion regarding the adding of young adults and teens to the sex offender registry who had consensual sex with minors ages 14 to 17."

Two days earlier, the bill’s sponsor, Democrat state Rep. Scott Wiener said: "This eliminates discrimination against LGBTQ youth in our criminal justice system..."

Warning!! A predator sex law legalized in California and its rooted in Obergefell v. Hodges.


Update February 14, 2020: Police shut down the last three strip clubs in Tel Aviv

Now, even Tel Aviv the home of gay parates in Israel is taking steps in preparing for Messiah. Unlike the nations that turn away from God, there are signs of return in Tel Aviv.

God declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:8-10) and says: 

"Remember this and stand firm,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
remember the former things of old..."

We have a sign of redemption, from Tel Aviv. When Joshua (Yehoshua) sent two men to Rahab’s harlot house in Jericho’s wall, they actually shut down the place when she hid them on the roof because she gathered her family and shut all the doors.

I can’t help but wonder if perhaps two Israeli officials arrived to shut those strip clubs down. It's amazing that Israel will soon implement a “rehab”ilitation plan for the establishment of group homes and recovery programs for the stip club employees!

Update July 07, 2019: Church of England says it will recognize marriages of transgender worshipers

"The marriage of worshipers who transition to a different gender will still be valid, the Church of England has said.

The position extends only to worshipers who were in an opposite-sex relationship at the time of their marriage, it clarified.

The clarification was made in response to a question asked by Prudence Dailey, churchwarden of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford, ahead of the General Synod in York.

It was one of over 100 questions to be answered by senior Church leaders on the opening day of Synod on Friday."

Update June 27, 2019: reports: 'The Church Is Under Attack': CA Lawmakers Pass Measure Forcing Pastors to Embrace LGBT Ideology

"The California State Assembly has passed a resolution telling pastors to affirm homosexuality in violation of their biblical beliefs.

Assemblyman Evan Low and three dozen other lawmakers pushed the resolution in the state Assembly Judiciary Committee that's aimed at telling religious leaders in California what they should preach from their pulpits.

The measure passed this week, thanks in part to the help of Dr. Kevin Mannoia, Azusa Pacific University chaplain and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals."

Update May 23, 2019: This is a wake up call from the home of the King James Bible.

Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics hold talks with Church of England bishops over transgender guidance

"The organisers of an open letter signed by 3,000 lay and ordained members of the Church of England opposing recent transgender guidance have met with bishops to raise their concerns.

The guidance published by the House of Bishops last December has encountered huge opposition from conservative members of the Church of England.

It formally commends the incorporation of the existing rite for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith into services of welcome for transgender people.  Clergy are advised that services should have a "celebratory character", incorporate elements such as water and oil, and address trans people by their chosen name.

An open letter so far been signed by 3,150 people calls the guidance a "misuse" of baptismal liturgy that rejects physical differences between male and female without theological justification."

Update December 11, 2018: Church of England bishops publish guidance on welcoming transgender people

"Church of England bishops have published guidance for parishes planning services to help transgender people mark their transition.

Pastoral guidance produced by the House of Bishops Delegation Committee, whose chair Rt Rev Julian Henderson is president of the Church of England Evangelical Council, will be incorporated into the Church's Common Worship library of service resources.

It encourages clergy to be 'creative and sensitive' in using liturgy to enable people to mark a major transition in their lives.

It warns against stereotyping trans people, saying they are 'as diverse as any other social group and ministers should avoid stereotyping'. However, it says it is appropriate to 'identify the preference of a transgender person in respect of their name and gendered (or other) pronouns'.

The guidance formally commends the incorporation of the existing rite for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith into services which mark gender transition.

It details how elements including water and oil can be incorporated into the service and, crucially, makes clear that trans people should be addressed publicly by their chosen name.

As part of the service they could also be presented with gifts, such as a Bible inscribed in their chosen name, or a certificate.

It is important, the guidance adds, that the occasion should have a distinct 'celebratory character'. It includes a wide selection of Scripture readings designed for use in the service.

The guidance says: 'The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ, and rejoices in the diversity of that body into which all Christians have been baptized by one Spirit.'

The document – approved by the House of Bishops, which is currently meeting in London – follows a motion overwhelmingly adopted at General Synod in 2017 recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in churches."

Update September 7, 2017: Welcoming Transgender People

"The General Synod of the Church of England has passed a motion on welcoming transgender people.

Members of Synod, meeting in York, supported a call for the House of Bishops to consider preparing nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person's gender transition.

The motion also recognises the "need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church".

It was moved by the Revd Christopher Newlands on behalf of the Blackburn Diocesan Synod."

Update January 28, 2017: Just when you weren’t looking… the Obama Admin Issues Memo on Last Day Allowing Transgender Immigrants to Change Gender on Docs

“WASHINGTON — The Obama administration used its last day in office to issue a memo allowing male immigrants who identify as female, and vice versa, to change their gender on official documents.

The office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the Department of Homeland Security, released the memo on Jan. 19, advising of revisions to the field manual pertaining to the “procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document.””

Update August 3, 2016: As the U.S. launched “precision airstrikes” against ISIS in Libya, guarded by the Secret Service, darkness covered the U.S. Naval Observatory at Number One Observatory Circle home to the sitting Vice President of America. In 1974, Congress designated that house as the official residence of the Vice President, yet there...

Joe Biden Officiates Same-Sex Couple Wedding of White House Staffers...
"Biden, 73, officiated the nuptials of two longtime White House staffers, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie. The newlyweds tied the knot at Biden's home at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., his office said, according to CNN.

The former Delaware senator posted a photo on Twitter on Monday, writing, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”

"Obama and Biden both endorsed the legalization of nationwide same-sex marriage in 2012. In a profile for the Washington Post, Mosteller said he’s been open with Obama about his sexual orientation since the beginning of the campaign for the White House. “When I was young, I couldn’t fathom that I could ever have a partner, and now I was with the president of the United States, and together, we were talking this kind of partnership, and it was not only public but so very normal,” Mosteller said of POTUS. “How often does a boss talk about love? Now, how often does a boss contribute to our country’s blessing of your love?""
Update May 13, 2016: Despite makeup, hormone injections, cosmetic surgery or alteration of one's body, a person cannot choose and modify the gender that was ordained at conception.

But the U.S. Department of Justice thinks they can make their own mandates and somehow alter the X and Y chromosomes that determine a person's sex by the sign on a restroom. If the new DOJ rule applies to public schools that depend on funding from the Department of Education, then what about all other publicly funded buildings and organizations?

Can we assume that Whitehouse is next, the Capitol, the Supreme Court building, the Treasury, the U.S. Printing Office, each Federal Office building and every Post Office in America as well as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum Art, the Library of Congress and on and on and on including hospitals and other entities even including hospice facilities that receive federal funds including Medicare and Medicaid?

The inventory list of all owned and leased Federal properties is managed by the General Services Administration. Per the GSA website:
"The General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases over 376.9 million square feet of space in 9,600 buildings in more than 2,200 communities nationwide. In addition to office buildings, GSA properties include:
land ports of entry,
post offices, and
data processing centers."
This is another wake up call. A call to the assembly that now see that our nation is being destroyed.

You can write the Department of Justice on their so-called Title IX letter. The press release from the DOJ is here and the letter from Vanita Gupta of the DOJ civil rights division and Catherine Lhamon of the DOE is right here.

Update January 16, 2016: Not restricted by the U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Anglican church is listening to the warning given to Sardis to wake up and keep the things that remain.

Britain's Anglican communion to restrict US Church over gay marriage
"Anglican leaders have barred a liberal US branch from decision-making for allowing same-sex marriage.

Anglicans have been divided on the issue since the US Episcopal Church ordained an openly gay bishop in 2003.

Leaders said the church's stance was a "fundamental departure" from the faith of the majority in what is the world's third largest Christian denomination. But Episcopal leaders said the three-year bar, which aims to prevent a formal schism, "will bring real pain".

The decision - made at a four-day meeting of 39 Anglican primates in Canterbury - means the Church will be suspended from participating in the life and work of the Anglican communion, the BBC's religious correspondent Carol Wyatt said.

A statement from the primates at the meeting says that the church should "no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity".

More than 100 senior Anglicans had urged the Church of England to repent for "discriminating" against lesbian and gay Christians in an open letter.
However, the Anglican leaders in Canterbury said the Episcopal Church's approval of gay marriage was "a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching" of the majority of Anglicans."
Update January 6, 2016: China's first same-sex marriage case accepted by court
"China court accepts country’s first same sex marriage case, lodged by gay man against civil affairs bureau which refused him license to marry.

China has accepted its first same-sex marriage case, seen as a step forward for gay rights in the country.
Sun Wenlin lodged a case against a civil affairs bureau for denying his application to marry his long-term partner.

He was told by an official at the Furong district civil affairs bureau that “marriage had to be between a man and a woman”.

While homosexuality is not illegal in China, and large cities have thriving gay scenes, same-sex marriage is not legal and same-sex couples have no legal protections.

Mr Sun said a court in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, had accepted his lawsuit on Tuesday."
Update December 29, 2015: It seems odd to know of the 144,000 in Revelation as we look at this headline from Reuters: Oregon bakery pays damages in lesbian wedding cake case
"The owners of a Portland-area bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about $144,000 in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case, a state official said on Tuesday.

The damages were ordered after Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, refused to bake a cake in 2013 when Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer were planning their nuptials.

Aaron Klein handed the state a check for nearly $137,000 on Monday, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries spokesman Charlie Burr said. The payment was first reported by the Oregonian newspaper late on Monday.

The money was added to $7,000 received from the Kleins earlier this month through private collection efforts spearheaded by the state's Department of Justice, Burr told Reuters."
Update December 22, 2015: New York City lays out transgender protection on dress codes, bathrooms
"NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman "him" or "Mr." when she prefers a female title and pronoun, or by barring her from using a women's restroom.

New guidelines detail the legal protections of transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers and what constitutes discrimination under the city's Human Rights Law, the New York City Commission on Human Rights said on Monday.

Some 25,000 transgender and gender non-conforming people live in New York City, where discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal since 2002.

"Today's new guidelines strengthen those laws by ensuring that every transgender and gender non-conforming person in New York receives the dignity and respect they deserve," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement."
Update December 14, 2015: Supreme Court sides with lesbian mother in Alabama adoption fight
"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked an Alabama court from denying parental rights to a lesbian woman who was granted an adoption in Georgia.

The high court's action could restore the woman's visitation rights with the three children, now 13 and 11-year-old twins, while the justices decide whether to hear her appeal of the ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court.

Adoption rights for same-sex couples is one of the issues remaining in the wake of the high court's June decision legalizing same-sex marriage. More than 20 states allow gay and lesbian couples "second-parent adoptions." Such adoptions benefit adults who do not share a biological connection, while ensuring that children have two legal parents -- particularly in case one dies or is incapacitated."
Update December 10, 2015: Arkansas Supreme Court halts birth certificates for same-sex partners
"The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked a lower court order that allowed same-sex parents throughout the state to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children.

It let stand the certificates obtained by three lesbian couples who had challenged the Arkansas Health Department Vital Statistics Bureau's refusal to identify the three couples as the adoptive or biological parents of their respective children.

They won approval for their listing as parents in a narrow decision by Little Rock Circuit Judge Tim Fox. The same judge then issued another decision extending that recognition statewide.

The state appealed the decision that allowed same-sex couples statewide to be listed, saying it conflicted with Arkansas statutes and left birth registrars in legal limbo.

The state Supreme Court agreed and said that “the best course of action is to preserve the status quo with regard to the statutory provisions while we consider the circuit court's ruling.”

On Dec. 1, Judge Fox held that a state law restricting parentage identification to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide."
Update September 1, 2015: Rowan clerk Kim Davis impeachment sought
"The Kentucky Equality Federation, an agency that supports what it calls "marriage equality," issued a plea Saturday for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session of the General Assembly to pursue impeachment of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Minister Jordan Palmer, secretary-general of the federation, issued a release contending that actions of Davis to deny marriage licenses to gay couples defies Kentucky and U.S. court rulings.

Palmer said, "This violates the oath of office taken by Kim Davis and, if she cannot complete her job because of religious beliefs, then she should resign. Government is free of religion and religious beliefs. Perhaps Ms. Davis would be happier in a religious state such as Afghanistan, Iran, or Iraq.""
Update August 21, 2015: Protests Continue at Hospital That Fired Doctor for Citing Homosexual Health Concerns
"In a move critics called “Orwellian,” a Boston hospital fired a well-respected urologist — merely for citing health concerns relating to homosexuality. And now those critics have taken up the cudgels for the doctor, protesting outside the hospital, which they say cares more about politics than health (video below).

The victim is Dr. Paul Church, a 65-year-old grandfather of six, who was notified of his termination from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) on March 30. The problem started, wrote in June, “more than 10 years ago when BIDMC began promoting LGBT activities, including Boston’s annual ‘Gay Pride Week.’ Church expressed concerns to hospital officials and on the hospital’s Intranet, noting that by supporting homosexual activities and strongly encouraging staff participation the administration was acting against its mission statement.” As Church explained, writes WND:

The facts, he said, are on his side.

“Although it has declined over the past few decades, two-thirds of all new HIV/AIDS infections in the U.S. are the result of men having sex with men. Fifty percent of ‘gay’ men will be infected with HIV by age 50. Those numbers are out there and they are staggering,” he said.

But the facts that Church has used, from the Centers for Disease Control, appear to matter little in the case, he suggested."

What does this all mean?

In American our discernment of clean and unclean is saturated by political correctness and relativism.

Is there any hope?

Yes! Now time to wake up and it is time to repent and return to hear and do God's word and walk in the faith of the Kingdom path of Messiah Yeshua - Jesus, the Messiah a man who declares the voice from the Throne of God.

Yes, it is time to mourn for our sins America because true repentance requires mourning and repentance as we confront compromise and moral decay. It is time to turn from Babylonian sin in the hope of reconciliation to the God of Israel and speake the truth in love.

It is time for a national spiritual awakening, time for leadership and this is declared in Exodus 33:4; 2 Corinthians 7:10 and it is taught by Yeshua in Matthew 5:4:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Sin tears our relationships, families and our nation apart. It rips our protection and blessing by Almighty God as it distances us from His glory and holiness. Our rupture into the oblivion of sin's chaos and curse we bring on ourselves must cause us to mourn over our immorality and sin. The only answer is to turn back to God in mournful, heartfelt repentance in spirit and truth because there is hope for comfort if we keep the things that remain.

Wake up now and consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and pray to God in repentance of any sin against God and others. Acknowledge and do God's teaching and instruction and pray and ask for The Father's forgiveness and accept His gift of lovingkindness to cover sin through the blood of Messiah Yeshua.

Do it now! The Teacher is calling for you.

He is your salvation so pray this prayer"

"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country."


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