Meet Ray: Cuban Who Escaped Socialism by Windsurfing 90 Miles Warns America Against It

This video is powerful and inspiring.  I pray that the Lord uses this far and wide to warn Americans about the reality of Socialism which throughout history has morphed into Communism.

 

A story I will never forget:

After the turn of the 20th Century, my grandparents from both sides of the family came to America through Ellis Island, NY.  They had lived in Ukraine, but I also had relatives who lived in Russia, and they tried for many years to obtain visas to come to America to live.

I was told that on my mother’s side there was an uncle who was high up in the Communist Party of Russia; and this was the problem for many in my family – they were denied visas because of this uncle whom I never met.

Uncle Micha

When I was about 12 years old, our family was told that Uncle Micha would be coming to visit us.  He was coming from Russia. It was a good thing that Uncle Micha spoke Yiddish – my parents would not have been able to converse with him otherwise.

It was amazing watching this man as he observed our life and ways in America.  He was astonished at so many things.  I remember the first night that we had dinner. I had set the table and put napkins out like we always did.  Uncle Micha was horrified. He said Nyet Nyet!  And then proceeded to take each napkin and tear it in half.

He told my mom and dad that in Yiddish, paper was like gold – very expensive and hard to find.  He told them that the people used newspaper for toilet paper. We were quite wealthy and I loved watching my uncle as he gazed in astonishment at almost everything in our home. He was also amazed that we had so much food in the house. He spoke of waiting in long lines to get bread and milk.

Uncle Micha knew virtually nothing about Judaism. He knew that he was called a “Jew” and that he was considered different (not in a good way) but my uncle knew very little about what it meant that he was a Jew. He had never celebrated any of our holidays.  He did not know about Passover. Because I was so young, I really didn’t comprehend all of this.  I just thought that perhaps the Jews in Russia were not interested in their heritage.  But I was so wrong.

My father had grown up in an Orthodox Jewish home. My mother in a secular Jewish home.  I watched my dad as he spoke Yiddish to my uncle and explained many things about the heritage of my people.  I think that Uncle Micha did not even know about the Holocaust. I remember feeling very sorry for him.

Believing in God and Communism Do Not Mix

I soon realized that the reason that my uncle knew nothing about being a Jew was because the Communist government IS the god of the people.  They would not tolerate competing with God for anyone’s allegiance.

I’m pretty sure that there must have been some Jews and Christians who were worshiping in secret in Russia.  The punishment for doing such things was execution.  But my people who were in Russia obviously were not part of any underground groups who bravely came together in secret to worship.

Aunt Manya

When Uncle Micha returned to Russia, his sister, Aunt Manya came for a visit. I remember that she had such a sweet face and beautiful white hair. She also spoke Yiddish with my parents.

Aunt Manya (which means “bitter” in Russian) told my parents that the government assigned jobs for every person.  She was assigned to be a nanny for the children of a couple who were in the Communist Party.  She told my parents that she was also assigned a place to live. She said that it was one room and quite small. Can you imagine what she thought of our large home and my father’s Cadillac?  Aunt Manya was so amazed at our way of life. Like Uncle Micha, Aunt Manya had no idea what it really meant to be a Jew. She knew that she was a Jew, but that was it.

Finally, Micha, Manya and Many Cousins moved to NYC

When I was around 16 years old, my parents told us that Uncle Micha, Aunt Manya and about 12 cousins were moving to NYC.  I’m not exactly sure why, but we never met our cousins. I do remember my parents speaking of the hard time all of the relatives were having adjusting to living here.  The main problem was that they were not familiar with freedom. In Russia every decision had been made for them about their lives.  Freedom was a concept so foreign to them. I know they struggled for years.  As I said, we lost touch with them; but I thought about them often.

Antifa and Other Groups Paid by George Soros

I wonder if most people understand that these groups i.e. Antifa, Occupy, BLM, Open Borders and the rest of the Soros funded groups have one goal. George Soros wants to see the destruction of America. He hates Capitalism. He hates our Republic.  And he knows that America stands in the way of the coming NWO.

Many are wondering what will happen on November 4th. The Antifa anarchists are promising a Revolution.  Only God knows what will happen, and thankfully, He is in full control.

When I think of George Soros and how he has wreaked havoc across the globe, I think back to my relatives who had lived in Communist USSR. I think of our freedom here in America.  We still have the right to assemble and worship our God freely.

God changed America’s direction when President Trump was elected. I believe that if Hillary Clinton had won, our rights would have slowly been taken from us; like the frogs in the pot of water, jumping about gleefully, not realizing that the water was being heated so very slowly, until the heat finally destroyed them.

We must trust only in the Lord

We don’t know what the future will bring to America.  But praise God, we do know our eternal destiny because we belong to the Lord.  We await His coming in the clouds to take us from this wicked place. We know that we will never be apart from Him again!

Do you Know the Lord?

I don’t mean “Do you believe in God?”  The Bible says that even the demons believe in Him and they tremble.

“When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way.  And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:28-29).

Clearly, believing in God and knowing Him as your Lord and Savior are two separate things. Do you want to know the Lord? Are you sorry for your sins?  Have you wondered how to be right with Him?

How Can I Be Saved?  <click this link

Brethren, pray for our president and his family and administration. Pray for the lost among your family and friends. Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ boldly. We will be rejected by many, but ours is to obey the last words spoken by our Lord Jesus to “Go and makes disciples.”

Please share this article, especially for the powerful video. I pray that many who do not know about Socialism/Communism will wake up!

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

 

 

The Heartbreak of Dealing With Grown Children Who Have Fallen Away

Of all the battles that we as born again believers fight in this world – I truly believe that knowing how to interact with our grown “Fallen away” children has to be the toughest.

Facebook

My Facebook page is filled with Christian and Conservative content.  When I write new articles on my Word Press, I post them to the page. When I’m inspired by something I have read, it gets posted to my page as well.

Also, when brothers and sisters in Christ need prayer, I will post prayer requests for them. I am very blessed to have so many prayer warriors as Facebook friends. I’ve told my husband that I see these people as an “online” church.  It really is wonderful.

But it’s not so wonderful for my fallen away children. The hurtful words flung at me because I talk so much about Jesus and also my Conservative views; came to a head about a year ago.  I was walking on eggshells every time I posted anything about my faith in Jesus  or about politics.

I remember my parents saying to stay away from “religion” and politics when conversing with family.  Many people say that.  But it is fair for family members to dictate to us what we can and cannot share?

Setting Boundaries

About a year ago, I decided to make a “Family only” FB page.  Our children were very open to this.  Also, I blocked all of them from my main page – not to be mean, but I did not want them to be able to see my page.  Blocking is the only way I knew that they would be shielded from my posts and my articles.

This has gone well, but one of our sons would still go to my Word Press and write emails to me about how wrong I was in my thinking.  Now THAT really made me mad. I told our son that nobody was forcing him to view my Word Press; and if he didn’t like it – DON’T go there!

I did set rules for our home.  In as loving a manner as I could, I told our children that we pray before meals and we will not tolerate hateful talk about Jesus.

If the rules are broken, and someone brings up Jesus in a derogatory manner; I figure that they have opened that door. That open door allows me to talk of my love for Jesus and that if they stay in their fallen away state – that they will see Him one day, but I remind them of His words:

 “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”  (Matthew 10:33).

They will act as if that does not bother them, but only God knows what is happening in their hearts. They were brought up to love Jesus and to know this:

 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”  (Romans 5:8).

Each of our 3 children had come to me at different times in their early teens, and expressed their desire to know that they were going to heaven. After talking with them to make sure that they fully understood the Gospel, I led each one to the throne of God. Each of these precious times were right after we had watched “The Jesus Film” which has an invitation to come to Christ at the end.

Preaching at the Table

The worst times with our children were when I felt that I should use our gathering together as a time of “preaching” at them.  I was told by a brother in Christ that this way of acting could be more damaging than fruitful.

I was so glad to receive that correction from the brother.  Our times together during holidays and just visits were so much better when I stopped preaching.  It was no longer a battleground of words.  It was a family loving one another.

LOVE

A reader of my articles  wrote an email to me recently.  She is a true sister in Christ. She poured out her heart about her daughter. They had angry words and my sister was still upset with her.

My friend knows that I deal with this scenario, and asked me what she should do. I told her that the most important thing of all in dealing with unsaved children is to LOVE them, no matter what.  I don’t mean to agree with their words, but there is a way to change the subject to something about them and the grandkids, for instance.

How can they stay angry when you are lovingly inquiring about their family?

I am not saying that we should just listen to hateful words about our Lord without responding.  We always need to defend our beliefs. What I am saying is that we should pray for our children daily that God would be drawing them back as only He can.

But showing them that we love them and care about them deeply is so important.

The Fruit

Since the change in our relationships, I’ve noticed some really wonderful things.  Our daughter will say to me “I’m praying for you, mom.”  Our oldest son is a classical guitar player. He and his family live 3000 miles from us. We Skype often so that we can see the grandkids. For the last 2 Christmases, he has played “Silent Night” on his guitar. That made my heart rejoice.

Pray Pray Pray

Never stop praying for your fallen away children!  NEVER.

Although we cannot know if they will return to their First Love, God is able to reach them once again.  My prayer to God is always “Father, whatever You need to do to bring them back – please do it!”

I am not a young woman, and some of my health issues are pretty serious. I often wonder how the children will react when I’m gone.  Will they picture me in heaven with our Lord?

I pray that they will, and I pray that the Lord uses that to draw them back to Him.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

 

 

Liberty University Teaching New Age Practices: Doctrines of Demons

The first part of this article will cover the distressing news that Liberty University is indoctrinating their students with devilish New Age practices.  This is what the Bible calls “Doctrines of Demon.”

This particular New Age practice is Enneagram of Personalities.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4: 1-2).

This is the presentation given at Liberty U. for its students:

Brethren, I wrote an article on Enneagrams a while back. I am going to use that article here to show the reader how mystical and New Age this practice truly is.

From Enneagram: New Age Practice Spreading Like Wild Fire Among Christians

Sometimes I just have to shake my head in disbelief.

What exactly is Enneagram of Personalities?

The author of the book entitled “The Sacred Enneagram” Christopher Heuertz explains Enneagram this way:

“The Enneagram illustrates the nine archetypal human character structures, the nine beautifully flawed ways of being us.”

Beautifully flawed?  I believe that the Bible is quite clear when it calls our “flaws”  by their proper name:  SIN.

Mr. Heuertz said that a friend of his put it this way:

“One of my teachers, Russ Hudson says, “Type isn’t a ‘type’ of person, but a path to God.” I believe it’s sacred because as a map of our soul it’s a compassionate sketch of possibilities. The Enneagram is less about nine “types of people” and more about nine paths back to our true selves and nine paths to divine love.”

Nine paths to divine love?  Can it be any more clear that this is NEW AGE rubbish?  There is one way to God and that is through His Son Jesus Christ.

Why would Christians want to follow something that is so obviously New Age? Where is the discernment?  (how many times have I asked this?)

Is our Bible not enough?

Okay, lets begin with what Enneagram of Personality is about.

From religionnews.com

The “Enneagram” is an ancient system of unknown origin with a strange name. It is replete with sacred language, but is not explicitly Christian in orientation. It centers on nine personality types that are arranged into a chart resembling a pentagram. Yet, it is spreading like wildfire among a diverse range of Jesus-followers.

Again, shaking my head.

In 1990, Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr effectively Christianized the system for Americans when he published “The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective” in English. This sparked a growing interest that slowly crept into church pulpits and small groups. In 2016, Christianity Today published “An Evangelical’s Guide to the Enneagram” after Intervarsity Press became the first evangelical publisher to release a book on the topic.

To understand why the Enneagram is so alluring, I sat down with Chris Heuertz, author of “The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.” Heuertz is the co-founder of The Gravity Centerand has been mentored by sages such as Rohr and Mother Teresa. He conducts Enneagram workshops around the world and is something of an Enneagram master, though I imagine he would resist such a label. Here, we discuss why the Enneagram is captivating so many Christians and how he responds to its critics. source

Read rest of religion news article here 

From gotquestions.org   my comments will be italicized

Does the Enneagram of Personality contradict the Bible?

Answer: What is known as the “Enneagram of Personality” or the “Traditional Enneagram” is a complex system of understanding individuals that touts itself as the most dynamic and open of the various typologies and also offers itself as a path to liberation or self-actualization.

Brethren, a Christian who reads the Word of God should get their first clue that this is not godly, but is very mystical and New Age, by reading the words “Path to liberation” and “Self -actualization.”

The Enneagram is a geometric symbol containing nine points and nine (or more) intersecting lines (the Greek word for “nine” was ennea). The symbol dates back to Pythagoras and was introduced to the West by George Gurdjieff in the 1900s. In the 1960s, Oscar Ichazo linked the symbol with nine different personality types. Ichazo taught a system of 108 Enneagrams, but the ones that caught on in the United States were those of the Passions, the Virtues, the Fixations, and the Holy Ideas. Ichazo’s aim was to explain the difference between Essence and personality (or ego). He believed every person is, in his Essence, perfect and in unity within himself as well as with the cosmos. However, the Essence is distorted into the ego. Ichazo saw the Ennegram as a way to examine how that distortion occurs.

“He believed every person is, in his Essence, perfect and in unity within himself as well as with the cosmos.”  New Age philosophy and mystical teachings ooze out of  this sentence.  First of all, we are not perfect until we are made so by the Lord Jesus Christ. Secondly, we are not in “unity” with ourselves or with the cosmos.  These are glaringly NEW AGE terminologies  and it boggles my brain that a child of God would fall for this!  

Can’t you just look at the graphic of the nine personalities and see Satan at work?

There are a variety of modern theories regarding the Enneagram. The current Enneagram of Personality comes from Claudio Naranjo’s expansion of Ichazo’s work with later expansions made by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. The idea of nine personality types is based on the concept of the nine divine forms (Plato and, later, Plotinus), the seven deadly sins, and Kabbalah traditions. Ichazo was influenced by many religious and philosophical traditions including mystical Judaism (Kabbalah), Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, and Greek philosophy. Thus, the Enneagram of Personality is a synthesis of many different ideas.

Kabbalah should jump out at the child of God as evil and therefore not good for those of us who are born again believers. The Enneagram is taken from many religions – another red flag – Christianity is not taken from many religions.  We are followers of Jesus Christ and His Word. Period.

There is an obvious spiritual danger associated with the Enneagram of Personality. When viewed as a religion unto itself or a means by which to achieve some sort of spiritual liberation, the Enneagram obviously contradicts the Bible. It “has a form of godliness but den[ies] its power” (2 Timothy 3:5). The Enneagram Institute is correct that we are spiritual beings and we are not living as we were meant to. But the solution is not to get in touch with our “true nature”; it is to cry out to God for salvation. We are sinners in need of God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:23; 6:23), which is made available by His grace through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8–9). Those who are dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1) cannot achieve a spiritual awakening on their own; they must receive the life of Christ—regardless of their personality type. In Christ we are born again and made new (2 Corinthians 5:17). It is through His power at work in us that we become righteous (Philippians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Our lives are meant to be lived for His glory.

This truly shows how this evil practice contradicts the Holy Word of God: 

The Enneagram Institute is correct that we are spiritual beings and we are not living as we were meant to. But the solution is not to get in touch with our “true nature”; it is to cry out to God for salvation. We are sinners in need of God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:23; 6:23), which is made available by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

  You can read the rest of gotquestions article here

Brethren – those of you who have fallen for this New Age rubbish, really need to repent of this and ask God’s forgiveness.  

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit which are given to the children of God for the edification of the Body of Christ are all we need to know about ourselves. We each have a primary gift, but we may also be given other gifts by the Holy Spirit.

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills”  (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

Please read once more this passage of the aforementioned Scripture:

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.”  

Is it not clear that the Holy Spirit is equipping us with gifts for the edification of the entire body of Christ?  

Satanic terms

Red flags should go up when the child of God sees these terms and phrases:

  • Self Actualization
  • Balance
  • Oneness with the Universe or Cosmos
  • Universalism
  • Spiritual Liberation
  • Unity within oneself
  • Self Knowledge
  • Embracing One’s flaws

If a Christian is not wearing the full armor of God, and is not being a “Berean” they will fall prey to the devil and his schemes so quickly and so easily.  So it does not shock me that Christians are flocking to this New Age and very Satanic practice.

Brethren, if you or someone you know is into this New Age practice of Enneagram of Personalities – please come away from it and renounce it as Sin.  Confess to our Lord that you were deceived into believing this.  He understands!  Also ask Him for discernment so that you will be protected from Satan’s schemes.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”  (Ephesians 6:12).

How Can I Be Saved?

A Sermon For Sunday

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!