Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hardship, Trials And Pain Are An Education In Patient Endurance

".... We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope." Rom.5:3-4 

The word "tribulations" here is the Greek word "thlipsis" meaning the "pressure of afflictions" and speaks of hardships, trials, pain and loss. So these are the elements God uses to build "patience" in the Christian. This word, "patience" is the Greek word "hupomone" and means "patient endurance" or "perseverance".

The building of stronger muscles requires exposure to the pain of stretching and exercising those muscles. The building of greater knowledge requires the hard work of exposure of our minds to information. The building of patient endurance and lasting perseverance requires exposure to hardship, trials and afflictions. As God's word says, "Tribulation works patient endurance".

Impatience is a sure indication that this person hasn't been exposed to enough trials, tribulations, stress, pain and hardship. Those are the builders of patience.

When you go through those great difficulties and do not allow yourself to be changed for the better, to become more patient and able to endure, you have wasted the opportunity to grow into a more mature, balanced person. And that is a double tragedy, a double loss. You suffered ... but you didn't grow more Christlike.

If you are going through hard times of some kind, you will surely have even greater trials ahead and God is wanting to help you prepare for them. Lesser trials are like an inoculation of a weakened microbic disease bacterium which gives you a mild case of the disease to build up your immunity resistance to a full blown case of it.

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patienceBut let patience have her  perfect work, that ye may be perfect (whole) and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:2-4. Suffering is always allowed of God and is an essential means of spiritual growth.

"Take .... the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patienceBehold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience (endurance) of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy." James 5:10-11. He allowed Job to be tested severely and brought him through it a better man.

"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness." Col.1:10-11. Why? Because endurance keeps us walking the path of God's will and pleases Him.

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us," Heb.12:1
Seeing the example set by our Lord and his prophets and disciples, let us lay aside heavy burdens and distractions and grow in faith and endurance that we might run life's race and never give up or quit God's calling.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Ultimate Symptoms And Prognosis Of A Terminal Nation

Official U.S. Government Tax Fraud 
in favor of illegal aliens is extensive 
and defended by the IRS and the 
Obama Administration.

The only question now is this. Are these kinds of symptoms due to Insanity, Ignorance, Indifference, Accident or Conspiracy? I have eliminated the first four and am convinced that the answer is a treasonous Conspiracy, within the heart of our own government. It cannot be remedied by Presidential or Congressional vote, at the ballot box, because the quisling majority of American voters are now on the government dole and will never cast another ballot for Constitutional freedoms. That only leaves three options for Constitutionalists and Christians, revolution, retreat or cowardess. The conspiracy actually goes far beyond the Presidency and Congress. It reaches around the entire world of nation power centers. Conspiracy to this global degree can only be  the design of God or Satan. Since God cannot sin (Heb.4:15) and does not tempt people to sin (Jm.1:13), the power behind these Conspirators has to be Satan. Only Satan has so much power to do evil and cause men to do what is being done on a global scale today. In our natural state, without Christ, people fall easily under the control of the "prince of the power of the air". "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the airthe spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience." Eph.2:2. The only restraint in this world now is the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives in true Christians. When the rapture takes place and Christians are caught up to heaven, the Holy Spirit goes with them and the world is left with Tribulation and without a witness until the two witnesses (Rev.11:3) reappear. "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he (H.S.) who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way (rapture)." 2 Thess.2:7.

This from the Washington Times

IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, tellingCongress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds. President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, by working off the books and not filing tax returns.

Then there is this second example of IRS/illegal alien tax fraud.

This video is a preview, a small beginning of what Satan, through people, is capable of and will be doing during the Great Tribulation Period, after the rapture of Christians. RB

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Follow The Lord's Light By Night And His Arrow Of Deliverance By Day


When God's man, Moses, was sent to deliver God's people from slavery in Egypt, they followed Moses, as he followed 'the angel of God'who led them to the shores of the Red Sea ... where Pharaoh's army caught up to them to annihilate them. The people were sure Moses had led them into an Egyptian trap from which there was no escape. But God always provides a way of escape to do his will, where there seems to be no way (1 Cor.10:13). The darkest storm clouds are a fearsome black danger on the bottom, from the human view point, but are a brilliant glorious white on the top ... from God's view point. God had their back.
"And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them"And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these." Exodus 14:19-20. Never forget, if you are a Christian, that the same God who delivered His people Israel, is also your Father and you, His child. He has your back, your survival and your best interests in mind. You can rest in Him. He has a destination for you to pursue and a job for you to do,


The prophet Elisha, just before he died, told the desperate, besieged  king of Israel, how to defeat the Syrian enemy. He told him to open the east window and shoot an arrow toward Aphek, in the Syrian Desert, east of the Sea of Galilee. The king of Israel shot the arrow, but then showed little enthusiasm of courage and confidence, in his response to God's prophet ... to follow that arrow into the battle for deliverance. Had he followed "The arrow of the LORD's deliverance",
with stronger faith, he would have faired well. "And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance...." 2 Kings 13:17

Arrows Point the Way

All across the USA, Seventy-foot concrete arrows can be found in remote locations.

Follow them, and they’ll point you out of the desert.


They come courtesy of the US Postal Service’s Air Force and will point you all the way across the continental United States.


They were constructed in 1924 to guide postal planes in
the right direction as they carried mail from coast to coast.


These old planes couldn’t rely on radio as much at the
time, so they used these arrows, along with beacon towers, to navigate.



The arrows and beacons bisect the United States
from San Francisco to New York City.


The towers were 50 feet tall and fixed with gas lights
that could be seen from 10 miles away, in order to help
lost pilots find their way.
This is a model of the arrows and towers in their heyday.


World War II brought new advances in radio technology
that effectively made the towers and arrows system obsolete.
The towers were mostly dismantled.


There has been an effort to restore and preserve
some of them, however.
Like this one in New Mexico complete with its generator shack.



Follow God's arrow through the burning desert wastes, through the impossible trials of life, through the pains, sicknesses, discouragements, betrayals and fears of life's fight, and you will arrive at His destination for your flight.  RB

Sunday, September 6, 2015

No, You Are Not Worthy And You Are Not Alone

Nobody, in this flesh, is perfect and therefore nobody is worthy of God or of Christ. Not even close .... except as we are covered with the righteousness of Christ. In fact, everybody is, in their flesh, a sinner. Yes, some sinners are worse than other sinners, but that is not where the acceptance line is drawn. That redemption line, between heaven and hell, is drawn between the spiritually born again, forgiven sinner and the unrepentant, unbelieving unforgiven sinner.

You see, our earthly, fleshly birth and our earthly parents and our earthly marriage of a groom and a bride .... are created reflections of a higher reality. That is, the reality of a Heavenly Father, and a Heavenly marriage of His son, Jesus, to a Heavenly bride, his born again believers.

And even as a child, born to a father and mother is and always will be, their child, no matter how that child might disappoint them or go astray, so it is with the second birth. A truly born again Christian is and always shall be a child of his Heavenly Father because he has been spiritually "born" into the family of God. It is that simple.