Tear it all down!

Why has this generation gone insane?

How did we get here?

When looking through the lens of HIS-story, we flawed humans have a few major faults in common. 1. We are all born slaves to sin. 2. We all have a propensity to forget our past, and rather quickly. Hmm, what was I writing about? Oh yeah… Let’s focus our attention on item two.

If we look at the canon of God’s word (The Bible), we see God chose a family to bring His salvation to all the tongues, tribes, and nations of the earth. The promise-keeping Lord God said to the family father (Abraham):

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice” (Genesis 22:18). Indeed, the Jewish people were elected by God to bring forth Salvation (Jesus Christ). The Lord made an everlasting covenant with these people to be a people before Him forever. The Lord also (with condition) appointed them a Holy (set apart) nation of priests:

“‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel’” (Exodus 19:5-6). We can easily see throughout scripture that Israel failed that duty, quite a bit, and God judged accordingly. In hindsight, it’s easy to look back through scripture and say, “Oh my, how dumb could these people be? How could they forget the Lord and all He has done?” Well, look in a mirror; you (we) are guilty of the same.

I believe we are living in days not unlike the Book of Judges. This book begins with Joshua and his generation dying off: “All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10).

Sound familiar? It should! I’m 52 years old, so I’ve been around long enough to witness a God-fearing people totally forget the Lord God within ONE generation. True, my generation was crazy and had its own issues; but despite that, when I was a propagator of evil actions, I always knew deep down inside I was sinning against a Holy Just God. I was raised at a time when if you said “God,” I immediately associated “God” with The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; The God of the Bible who came in the flesh, Jesus Christ. It was a time when Capitalism was the good-guy system (righty so) and Marxism was the bad-guy system that murdered 100 million in the last century. HELLO!

Sadly, better than half the millennial generation identify as agnostic or atheist (according to Pew Research). If you mention “God” to the younger generation, they’ll very often ask, “which God”? They have no sense of history, are ignorant of God’s Word, and hold to some form of moral relativism. Sound familiar? The book of Judges ends with, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).

So then, does the prevailing news of the day surprise you? We are bombarded with Godlessness, lawlessness, looting, rioting, lying and murder on full display. Just as Paul described: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

And, if you seek the truth or reason, you are yourself decried as evil. Just as Isaiah wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

Brethren, this is our reality.

But why?

Let’s examine what happened after Joshua died: “Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals, and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger. So they forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth” (Judges 2:11-13).

But wait, you may say. We haven’t gone that far! Oh yeah? Let’s see about that:

Right, we don’t carve idols of wood and worship them. Yes, true! However, in a sense we do just that. Maybe we don’t worship carved gods, but we most certainly worship things and stuff. The big TV, the nice car, the nice house… WE must outdo our neighbors, the Smiths. “Look what they got.” We even have forums such as Facebook to put our stuff on display. “HEY, LOOK AT ME AND MY STUFF.” Just like the Canaanites, we have become a nation of twisted sexual perversion, sorcery (drugs), rampant gambling, gross apathy, and open hatred of God. Surely, we don’t burn our children to Moloch. Oh yeah, ever heard of abortion? I believe in America alone; we are approaching 70 million unborn lives snuffed out, upon the altar of death.

You see, we aren’t so different than our forbearers, are we? Somehow a generation is rising that “did not know the Lord.”

The history presented in HIS-story (the Bible) is something we as believers ought not overlook. After all, it is scripture. God put it there as a lesson for all of humanity. If God severely disciplined His beloved people Israel, DO NOT think He will not do the same to us.

There are true believing brethren living in the world under the yoke of oppression for faith in Jesus.  They look at us (the Christian West) and groan. Many say the church in the West needs persecution to refine its faith. You know, they may be right. Paul said as much: “And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:3-5).

It certainly will separate the saints from the ain’ts.

What can I do; what can I do!?

Isn’t it easy to isolate and curl up in a ball crying, “WOE IS ME”? Perhaps we can just write off this world and hunker down. God will rapture me away anyway! Well, let us consult the TOME OF TRUTH (The Bible) and see what HIS-stories Author has to say. If we claim we serve our Lord and Master Jesus the Messiah, when He departed this earth, he left us specific orders: “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).

So, when we see the lawless mob tearing down statues; tearing down the nation state; tearing down our common heritage; and tearing down God Himself, we, of course, need to oppose them. However, we also need to serve them. “WHAT? ARE YOU INSANE?” you may think. Brethren, these people do not know what is coming. The wrath of God is like a huge rubber band pulled back so far and ready to snap. They will be condemned to a lake of fire forever. Forever is an awfully long time for an unbelievably bad thing to be happening to you. You cannot escape; you cannot die. This is a fate that You and I deserve. Yet: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

There was someone, somewhere that shared this Gospel with us. The knowledge that my enmity with God was removed. That God declared me righteous by HIS work. We all as born-again believers had an insurmountable debt paid in full, on a rugged tree. The ONE who took our sin away commands us to share this with the lost.

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

Let us then STOP pulling our hair out and banging our heads off a wall concerning current events. Brethren, embrace these times. It is in a dark time that WE are required to be the ambassadors of Christ He commands us to be. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

Let us each work in the harvest field. Sow those seeds of the Gospel to all that will hear. If they reject you, do not be discouraged. Perhaps God will send another servant to come along and water those seeds? “What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:5-6).

Do not get offended if they reject you giving testimony. It is God they truly are rejecting. Do not burden them any further than needed as this can be very counterproductive (learned this from experience). “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6).

When you are hated for the Gospel do not be surprised. “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you” (John 15:18).

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN’S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:34-39).

The Lord is noticeably clear on His instruction. If it’s not clear, I challenge you to get into HIS word more. Start working those spiritual muscles. Become equipped for the days coming upon us. It is, after all, “Such a time as this.”

Shalom,

Brian

Montgomery County, MD: the Picture of Leftist Insanity

I grew up in Montgomery County, MD.  It was quite the snobbish thing to tell people, especially since it was Bethesda, MD; an extremely rich area – densely populated with Leftist liberals.

At one time, my high school  (Whitman) was known as the number one school in America. It was so prestigious, that diplomats who lived in Washington D.C. enrolled their children at Whitman.  We would see them dropping their children off each morning.

Having grown up in a liberal Jewish home, I never gave liberalism much thought. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until I was 31 years old and was born again, that I began to clearly see the insanity that IS Leftist Liberalism.

As I read my Bible, I realized that so much of what we were taught was sinful and so wrong. You see, when a person is born into a Jewish home, it is expected of them to be a registered Democrat and to agree with ALL Leftist beliefs and causes.

That included abortion, gay rights and all beliefs held  by the Left.

After I was Born Again

When my mother found out that I believed that Jesus is the Messiah of the Jewish people and of the whole world, that did not upset her very much.  She was from a secular Jewish family and did not even believe in the existence of God.

But the day she found out that I had registered as a Republican, my mother blew a gasket.  As she flashed her eyes at me, she said “I CANNOT believe that I gave birth to a Republican!”  So Jesus was okay, but not becoming a Conservative Republican! Oy vey.

My Father

I’ve always thought that it was so ironic that my dad, who grew up in an Orthodox home in Boston, was very interested in my belief in Jesus. He began searching for truth and I gave him books like “Betrayed” by Stan Telchin and I wrote letters to him,  explaining why I knew that Yeshua was indeed our Messiah, but we had missed it.

The Lord gave me the privilege of leading my father to the Throne of Grace. He was born again and I will see him in heaven one day.  As far as I know, I am the only believer in my whole family.

Montgomery County, MD No Longer Prestigious

Actually, I would call Montgomery County, MD of today the opposite of prestigious. I would call the local government and most of the residents completely “Meshugge” crazy in Yiddish. Their Leftist ideology has taken its toll on a once safe and beautiful community.

From WND.com

Democrats are now a party of total anarchy

David Kupelian on the left’s rebellion against all law – moral, legal, economic, scientific

I grew up just outside Washington, D.C., in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most affluent and super-progressive counties in the nation. How progressive? Montgomery County made national news years ago when it became one of the first places in America to enact transgender bathroom ordinances permitting men to frequent women’s public restrooms and vice versa.

Fast-forward to today, when formerly genteel upper-middleclass Montgomery County is again in the news, this time for its grisly rape epidemic – a crime spree literally supported and facilitated by the county’s progressive government. In just a two-month period this past summer, eight different illegal aliens were arrested for a string of rapes and sexual assaults in this self-declared sanctuary county.

Here’s what journalist Michelle Malkin, also a former resident, reported about today’s “MS-13-infested Montgomery County”:

“Thanks to treacherous, anti-ICE sanctuary policies that have festered since I moved away more than a decade ago, foreign sexual predators rule the streets with impunity.” Regarding the current rape outbreak, she says: “The feds report that at least one suspect was released in defiance of an ICE detainer; two more allegedly gang-raped an 11-year-old girl; and another, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint, has fathered 10 children here (all now anchored here with birthright citizenship).”

Unfortunately, what has befallen my childhood hometown is reflected across the nation, where America’s most beautiful cities from San Francisco to Seattle, all run by uber-progressive Democrats, have become crime-and-rat-infested hellholes. Anyone visiting these and many other cities today experiences total shock at what they encounter.

And yet, the scandalous state of America’s top cities is just the tip of the iceberg, a small part of a much larger problem of ever-growing lawlessness being visited on America by the Democratic Party.

Full-on assault

The reality of the left’s mysterious relationship with chaos and lawlessness is deep and wide-ranging. In truth, a full-on assault on the very laws – moral, legal, economic and scientific – that govern and protect every aspect of our lives is transforming America right before our eyes.

Consider these current trends:

* For almost three years, purveyors of the outrageous “Trump-Russia collusion hoax,” arguably the worst political fraud in American history, turned every sacred legal principle of American jurisprudence on its head in attempts to overturn a free and fair presidential election. In the process, they corrupted the world’s most respected intelligence and law enforcement agencies and destroyed their reputations for a generation. After a brief time-out, they are now reprising their attempted coup d’etat with the “Trump-Ukraine collusion hoax.”

* Democratic presidential candidates, willing to do virtually anything to regain power next year, now insist incarcerated felons including mass-murdering terrorists should be allowed to vote. Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked specifically whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – convicted of planting pressure-cooker bombs filled with nails and ball bearings at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding and maiming 280 others – should be allowed to vote. Sanders enthusiastically answered “Yes.” “I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy,” insisted Sanders. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away … you’re running down a slippery slope. … I do believe that even if they are in jail, they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

* Democrats’ astonishingly suicidal policy positions on illegal immigration – de facto open borders, the virtual elimination of border police including the outright dismantling of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the creation of “sanctuary” cities, counties and even states specifically intended to shield lawbreakers from law enforcement, the refusal to build border barriers no matter how urgent and lifesaving the need (candidate Beto O’Rourke idiotically said on camera he would tear down existing border walls), the invitation to essentially everyone in the world to come to America for free taxpayer-funded healthcare – all this is not merely immoral and insane. It is also literally impossible, and would quickly destroy America were the nation to pursue such policies. The hatred toward America underlying the left’s immigration madness is nakedly revealed by the chant of anti-immigration activists: “No borders – No Wall – No USA at all.”

Law enforcement, from federal to local, is under relentless attack from the left. A string of outright “racist-cop” hoaxes – from Trayvon Martin to Ferguson – created the Black Lives Matter movement and today’s ever-expanding indictment of all American cops as racist. The resulting “Ferguson Effect” has been a documented rise in violent crime in the nation’s largest cities – especially murders and shootings of black victims – as a result of officers backing off of proactive policing policies like “stop and frisk” after witnessing fellow cops’ lives and families completely destroyed through career-ending public vilification, lawsuits and bogus prosecution for just doing their job.

* The left, thanks to billionaire activist George Soros, has been installing “social justice warrior” district attorneys across America, whose purposeful failure to prosecute crimes committed by minorities has caused a documented rise in crime rates. As Tucker Carlson reported on his Fox News program, “[Soros’] latest area of focus is criminal justice. From Texas to Philadelphia [and] the state of Virginia, Soros has reportedly spent millions of dollars backing candidates for district attorney, for prosecutor. Once elected, these candidates … have ended cash bail, treated felonies like misdemeanors, and sometimes ignored some crimes entirely.”

* Socialism, the largely unspoken but correct label for Democrats’ 2020 policies, is nothing less than grand theft on a societal scale. Schemes like the Green New Deal, a massive socialist transformation of the American economy, as well as reparations over slavery and even for homosexuals (Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill in June granting reparations for gay couples), so-called Universal Basic Income or UBI, Medicare for All (including all illegal aliens) and other Democrat plans would simultaneously steal Americans’ wealth and cripple their productivity, turning this nation into a giant Venezuela.

* Democrats violate the laws of economics continuously, scheming to spend not just more money than America has, but more than the world has. The Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which every Democratic presidential candidate has signed on to, could cost as much as $93 trillion – about $600,000 per American household – says a study co-authored by the former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

How much is $93 trillion? Well, consider that back in January 2015, former Democratic Vice President Al Gore proposed spending $90 trillion to eliminate automobiles from all the world’s major cities – to save the world from global warming. But as I explained in my November 2015 book “The Snapping of the American Mind”: “The problem with Al Gore’s brilliant plan to eliminate the automobile’s fossil-fuel carbon footprint is that the gross world product for 2014 – that’s the combined gross national product of every country on the planet – was $77 trillion. So, Gore wants us to spend more money than the entire world earns annually to ban cars.”

* Democrats want to break free not only of the constraints of the Constitution and sound moral and economic principles; they also want to liberate themselves from the laws of scientific reality. They deny the basic core biology of male and female and affirm the most outlandish fake-science, such as the existence of over 100 different genders, each requiring its own special, unpronounceable pronoun. Likewise they obediently insist, without evidence, that the earth will become uninhabitable in 12 years unless America adopts the radical Green New Deal. Sadly, they’re also indoctrinating America’s school kids, emotionalizing and traumatizing the next generation by scaring millions of children into believing they don’t have long to live. All the while claiming to be “the party of science” and reviling all who oppose their lunacy as “anti-science bigots.”

* Worse than all the foregoing, virtually every Democratic presidential candidate enthusiastically approves the killing – for any reason, or no reason – of American children right up to the moment of their birth at nine months, and in some cases even after the baby is born. They don’t simply approve it. They celebrate abortion – or as they prefer to call it, “women’s reproductive freedom” – a ghoulish euphemism for what in reality is pre-born child murder. Yet they insist it is the most enlightened human-rights achievement of our age, and if you disagree, you’re immoral and bent on denying women their cherished constitutional rights.

What’s really going on?

Clearly the left, including pretty much the entirety of the Democratic Party’s national leadership and its presidential candidates, is now in outright rebellion against the laws of life itself – legal, moral, economic, religious and scientific.

Why?

Laws created by man – good laws, anyway – are based on largely self-evident moral law, God’s law. Thus we make laws against stealing because it’s wrong to steal, and we have laws against murder because murder is wrong, immoral, predatory and against God’s law. And so on.

Thus, a nation has borders and fences and enacts laws against crossing over into that country without permission because it’s obviously wrong, just as breaking into someone else’s home to live there and eat their food – and perhaps rape their women – is obviously wrong. So we lock our doors and we guard our national borders.

These are all things second-graders can understand.

And yet, in seemingly every area of life, today’s Democrats are stridently rebelling against the law because, in truth, underlying it all, they are rebelling against God’s Law. In fact, on close examination it becomes evident that the left cannot operate or “progress” without breaking all of the Ten Commandments. (I explore this in my column, “How the left revels in violating the Ten Commandments.”)

Violating and disregarding the law is not just something the left blindly does, as though it were stumbling into it. Rather, the left’s very identity is tied up in ignoring the law – natural law, God’s law, constitutional law, biological law, sound economics, and all the hard-won lessons of history. The law represents a higher standard than oneself and thus represents restraint. But the left doesn’t acknowledge any higher standard than itself, nor does it tolerate any restraint, borders, limitations or prohibitions on itself – only on you. Lawlessness and rebellion, then, is the core identity of the radical left, which is obsessed with recreating the world in its own divine image and thus, in effect, rewriting the laws of life.

In short, the left is hell-bent on playing God.

The Black Community Waking Up

I am so excited to see that many in the Black community (mostly males) are finally seeing clearly that the Democratic Party has NEVER been for them.

An article I wrote about this:

The Racist Democratic Party:  All You Need to Know

But the Jewish Community remains………MESHUGGE!

Brethren, I pray right along with you that 2020 will see the Conservatives retain the White House.  But God is in control, and if the unthinkable does happen – we need to understand that it was allowed by God to further fulfill Bible Prophecy.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!