living in a churchianity age

churchianity

noun church·i·an·i·ty \ˌchər-chē-ˈa-nə-tē\

Definition of CHURCHIANITY:  a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church. [1]


In 2014- October11, I published a post about the Coexist Movement. This spiritual compromising initiative is both very dangerous and is gaining ground throughout mainline denominations across America.

https://awordfrommalachi.com/2014/10/11/a-common-word-chrislam/

There is another movement, for the most part less prevalent, but just as dangerous, and maybe the more, due to the subtleness of its doctrine, in light of the scripture. Along the spiritual spectrum it is 180° in the opposite direction of Coexist. It’s followers are often the product of institutionalized religion.

Allow me to share a personal testimony…

Last summer I was out mowing my front yard when a small bus load of youth, accompanied by as many adults, unloaded at the end of the street and started to visit homes door to door in my neighborhood.

As I was approached by one of the adult men in the group, I shut down the engine on my lawn trimmer and begun a cordial discussion with the visiting gentleman.

He started of the conversation identifying the local church they were associated with and wanted to talk to me about Jesus. I shared my unadulterated conversion experience, whereby 30-year ago Christ had reached down and brought me out of a miry pit of sin I was immersed in and planted my feet firmly at the The Cross of Calvary, and for the past 20-years I had lay-pastored a small community church in our local town. For about 15-20 minutes we conversed in Christian circles and agreed in society’s need for Christ in this evil day.

To some what of my surprise, the kind brother requested he leave a pamphlet with me to which I agreed. I must admit after sharing my testimony, I felt that the tract would be of better use if shared with a wayward neighbor down the street or in another neighborhood.

I continued the grooming of my front yard, but made it a point of priority to keep the tract to read at a later time.

Once I had cleaned up and retired for the evening, I got out my copy of the scripture and had remembered the tract that was handed out by the fine looking gentleman passing through the neighborhood earlier that day. As I read the tract it became pretty apparent to me, that the object they were promoting was not Jesus Christ, but their church or it’s denomination.

Now I understood why the visitor felt the need to leave me the tract. The fact that I was not co- joined with their denomination, I guess the redemptive work the Lord had done in me 30-year ago was something less than the “New Testament Salvation”.

Now this is not all that uncommon. There are some churches that feel that their teaching (doctrine) is the only teaching that lines up with the bible. That their denominational religious rites seem to give them the spiritual skinny that places its adherents closer in fellowship with God than other ‘protestant denominations’. These particulars can be the cloths we wear of don’t wear. The music we listen to or don’t listen to, or what we eat or drink, or how we worship, how much we tithe, etc…  In fact they have a regimented list of scripture that seemingly validates their pious biblical stance, thereby thwarting other denominational positions.

In this churchianity day we are living, we would do well to consider what Christ told the religious folk of His day,

Mat. 23:15  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. [2]

Luk. 16:14  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luk. 16:15  And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. [3] 

We must guard our self against the same error that permeated the religious folk in the day of Jesus. They were guilty of propagating the do’s and don’ts of the scripture and the teaching of the same and overlooked the fact that they had transgressed the commandments of God by the tradition of their fathers.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the heart. [4]

We would all do well to heed this admonition… “there is a way that seemeth right to a man, but end thereof are the ways of death”. [5]

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit sayeth!

brother malachi

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchianity

[2] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23%3A15&version=KJV

[3] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+16%3A14-15&version=KJV

[4] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+14%3A12&version=KJV

[5] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+21%3A2&version=KJV

 

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1962… a year that will live in infamy

 

1962 a year that will live in infamy

In two landmark decisions, Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), the US Supreme Court established what is now the current prohibition on state-sponsored prayer in schools.

Following the catastrophe of September 11, 2001 an increasing number of California public school mandated students must attend an intensive three-week course on Islam. The purpose of the plan was to insure America would not have negative connotations about Islam.

Wednesday, January 9, 2002- ASSIST News Service

As children return to school this week, following the Christmas break, 7th graders in a growing number of public schools, who are not permitted to wear a cross or speak the name of Jesus, will be required to attend an intensive three week course on Islam; a course in which students are mandated to learn the tenets of Islam, study the important figures of the faith, wear a robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own Jihad.
In Byron, California, parents were outraged when students came home with their handouts and were told what was being taught. Their complaints to the school principal not only were ignored, but officials of this public school, funded by tax dollars, essentially fluffed them off.
The public schools in California so stealthily slipped this course into the 7th grade curriculum that even another 7th grade teacher, Elizabeth Christina Lemings, was totally in the dark that this was being taught until her son, Joseph, who is a 7th grader in the same school where she teaches, brought home the handouts.
“We could never teach Christianity like this,” Lemings said to ANS during an on-site interview. “We can’t even mention the name of Jesus in the public schools, but over there…,” she pointed to the building next to hers, “they teach Islam as the true religion, and students are taught about Islam and how to pray to Allah.” [2]


On October 22, 2014, John Wood discovered that his daughter was being forced to repeat religious tenets of Islam as a part of her World History class assignment. She was required to write how the prophet Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel and preached that there is only one true god, who is Allah. The assignment made her write that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah and that the Quran is holy text.

The assignment required her to affirm that “Allah is the same god that is worshipped in Christianity and Judaism” and that the “Quran is the word of Allah revealed to Mohammad in the same way that Jews and Christians believe the Torah and the Gospels were revealed to Moses and the New Testament writers.” The assignment also forced young women such as the Woods’ daughter, to fill in the following sentences: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.” [3]

When John Wood petitioned La Plata High School in Maryland over the Islamic indoctrination of their 11th-grade daughter in her World History class, he was met with steadfast opposition. Wood’s conversation with a La Plata vice principal “indicated that his daughter, a high school junior with college hopes, would receive zeros on her assignments on Islam if she did not complete them.”  Yes, his daughter has received a failing grade in her World History Class.


By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ron Wagner, a Florida father, said his son’s world history book has gone too far with a lesson that teaches Muhammad is the messenger of God.

One part of the book, for instance, reads: “There is no god, but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God,” he said, quoting from his son’s Lyman High School history book, WFTV reported.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Mr. Wagner said. “For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn’t seem right.”

The chapter in the history book is called the “Rise of Islam,” and includes text of the faith’s prayers and scriptures, right from the Koran, WFTV reported.

Mr. Wagner also complained that the first 100 pages of the of the religious-based chapters that deal with Judaism and Christianity are missing — and the school district explains that omission by saying the defect, which impacted 68 books, is due to a manufacturer mistake, WFTV reported.

The school also said that the “Pillars of Islam are benchmarks in the state curriculum” and must be taught, WFTV reported. [4]


As the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, I fear your minds should be corrupted in like fashion. Take it from someone that is tracking the progress at the ground level…

Dr. William Saxton is the founder and chairman of Citizens for National Security, a nonprofit think tank biased in Boca Raton whose mission is to educate and activate U.S. citizens concerning the dangers of “homegrown” fundamentalist Islam, particularly the long tentacles of the Islamic Brotherhood. Saxton has a Harvard PhD in physics and a degree from MIT, and he’s worked as a consultant for NASA. Now he’s devoting himself full time, and without pay, to documenting what he sees as the pernicious effects of Islam in the U.S.

Saxton says he first realized the extent of the problem when he was in California, looking at his grandchildren’s textbooks. The problem isn’t limited to Florida. “This is an epidemic!” Saxton says. [5]


On June 09, 2008, I posted an article entitled…

‘the green flag will eventually succumb to the red blood’

In the article I reference some quotes by Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza’s Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, and calls for holy war against the pope. He said Christian leaders such as Benedict are “afraid” because they realize Islam is Allah’s favorite religion and they are going to hell unless they convert. The Gaza preacher declared the “green flag of Muhammad” would soon be raised over the Vatican.

The Gaza preacher said the pope and the Christian world are “panicking” because they realize “who is winning”.

“See how Islam is progressing and gaining more and more members and see the moral crisis in the West. See today the support of Islam in the Arab and Muslim world and how Islam is gaining more and more adherents in Europe and even in the United States and you understand that Islam is the future and that this dwarf pope was wrong. But I can sympathize with him. He is frustrated because he understands where things are heading.”

The ‘green flag of Muhammad’ is not atop the Vatican, but is beginning to wave proudly over the public school systems of the Untied States of America.

As the ‘green flag of Muhammad’ continues to gain preeminence in America, the sound of Rachel’s weeping and lamentations of great mourning will only grow louder.

brother malachi

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_prayer

[2] http://www.wnd.com/2002/01/12325/

[3] http://www.charismanews.com/us/46222-marine-dad-takes-stand-after-daughter-gets-f-for-refusing-islamic-indoctrination

[4] http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/10/ron-wagner-florida-dad-furious-at-islamic-school-l/#ixzz3RNNuJQVM

[5] http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.coms_william_saxton.php

condoning the spirit of abortion until it slithers into America’s classroom

 

Photo used by permission Fang Guo – faunggs photostream – Flickr

 

The statistics below are the (estimated) number of babies that have been murdered while safely nestled in their mothers womb.

U.S.Abortion Clock.org

U.S. – since Row Vs. Wade 1973 57,543,630

Worldwide – since 1980 1,321,899,250

Statistics were tallied at 1:57PM GMT on January 21, 2015- Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. [1]

History of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday-

President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation on January 16, 1984, designating Sunday, Jan 22, 1984 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day noting that it was the 11th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, in which, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that guaranteed women access to abortion. President Reagan was a strong pro-life advocate who said that in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court, "Struck down our laws protecting the lives of unborn children."

Reagan issued the proclamation annually thereafter, designating Sanctity of Human Life Day to be the third Sunday in January, which represents the closest Sunday to the original January 22 date. His successor, George H. W. Bush, continued the annual proclamation throughout his presidency. Bush’s successor, Bill Clinton, discontinued the practice throughout his eight years in office, but Bush’s son and Clinton’s successor, George W. Bush, resumed the proclamation, and did so every year of his presidency. [2]

 

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. Prior to driving to the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother at their Newtown home. As first responders arrived at the scene, Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. [3]

A couple of things to consider

1.) the events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary school was an egregious event. Most would say that goes without saying! The reason I want to make this perfectly clear is that oft times when someone tells us the truth, we do not hear the truth, but our perceptions interpret what we want to hear. There is an old adage “we see things not as they are but as we are”.

2.) evil is alive and well, not only in America, but all over the world and for the most part society is ignorant to the true source of the problem.

A good example of this can be seen in an interview the day after  the shooting between Megyn Kelly, with FOX News and Dr. Keith Ablow, a renown psychiatrist and FOX News contributor. During the course of the interview Dr. Ablow became incensed  concerning  comments made by the Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut when he said, “evil visited our community today”. Ablow’s response was…

“STOP saying ‘evil visited us yesterday,’ NO, MENTAL ILLNESS visited us yesterday!” 

I wonder if Dr. Ablow considers ALL acts of “evil’ as being the results of “mental illness”?

Now there are many like Dr. Ablow, that think it is more palatable to the human intellect to substitute the ‘acts of evil’ with ‘mental illness’. From the human perspective, mental illness requires one look no further than the flesh, and as long as we can see it and touch it, we can understand it. I contend the acts of evil run much deeper than mental illness, but just for the record, I am not psychiatrist.

The first recorded murder in the Bible was that of Cain slaying his brother Able. I am thinking if Dr. Ablow would have lived in that day, he would have assessed this evil act, an would have surmised that Cain was mentally ill. My contention is the act of murder had nothing to do with mental illness, rather the content of Cain’s heart. It was wicked and the evil proceeded forthwith.

Dr. Ablow would probably have stood on the same ‘mental illness’ platform to define the demonic force in the man from Gadara that Jesus encountered Luke 8:26-39. Here in lies the crux of the problem, human intellect often gives place to mental illness where the real culprit is a demonic influence. The problem is, society thinks we can control mental illness as long as we give the individual enough of the right medication to settle the beast within.

Weeks following the events of what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, facilitated debates from the most educated pundits of our society, (government leaders, doctors, lawyers and clergy from every religion) and not one, even remotely mentioned the demonic influence involved in the egregious act.

Proverbs 16:4 says “The Lord hath made all things for himself; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil”.

We can rest assured that nothing that happens, takes God by surprise, whether is is good or evil, even the things such as the killing of innocent children.

There is a prophecy in the word of God by the mouth of His prophet Jeremiah 31:15 in which he prophesies concerning a voice of lamentation in Ramah, it is the voice of Rachel weeping for her children. Ramah was a city just North of Jerusalem which was used as an assembly point for those Jews that were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. The prophecy came by the mouth of Jeremiah 9 years before the last deportation. Rachel was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin was seen as weeping over the exiles.

This prophecy has a dual prophetic association. It is also associated with the slaughter of all the male children that were 2 years and younger at the decree of Herod when the Christ Child was born… Matthew 2. We are not told the specific number of children that were slaughtered but the massacre did not take God by surprise. Almost 600 years before Herod’s decree, God spoke it through His prophet Jeremiah. The voice of mother’s all across Ramah were weeping for their children that were being slaughtered at the hand of King Herod’s decree.

Now if God is aware of these type of forthcoming event and could stop it, but does not intervene, one can only surmise that God allows it for a reason.


Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2

The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County in the state of Colorado.

The perpetrators, two senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered a total of 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, with three others being injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide. [4]

One of the 12 students that were killed that day was a girl name Rachel Joy Scott. On May 27, 1999, before the Congressional sub-committee on crime, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel read this poem that he had written after his daughters death.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!


As you can see in the U.S.AbortionClock.org that the demonic spirit of abortion is not restricted to the United States …

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The bloody siege of an elite army high school Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Taliban gunmen, which killed at least 141 students and teachers, was an apparent retaliation for a major recent army operation after years of ambivalent policies toward the homegrown Islamist militants.

“The mass targeting of children, in a military zone in the northwestern city of Peshawar, drew condemnation from around the world, as well as from across Pakistan’s political and religious spectrums” — a rare display of unity in a country where Islamist violence is often quietly accepted and sometimes defended. The attack was also condemned by Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. [5]


If we tally the three instances that have been mentioned in this post, it includes 180 souls which were both children and teachers. The comment from the Washington Post echoes the public out cry of not only what took place in Islamabad, Pakistan, but Sandy Hook and Columbine alike, while there remains a deafening silence for the innocent souls that are being slaughtered in their mother’s womb.

I Wonder if Dr. Ablow sees the abortion industry as the by-product of  ‘mental illness’ or even ‘evil’ at all?

God have mercy on America and it’s leaders that have murdered 57 million innocent children.

brother malachi

[1] http://www.numberofabortions.com/

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sanctity_of_Human_Life_Day

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre

[5] http://www.washingtonpost.com/taliban-storm-a-public-school-in-pakistan/2014/12/16

the circle of passion… understanding the radical elements of Islam and Christianity

    pas·sion ˈpaSHən/: noun

    1. strong and barely controllable emotion. "a man of impetuous passion"
    2. the suffering and death of Jesus. "meditations on the Passion of Christ"

    synonyms: crucifixion, suffering, agony, martyrdom [1]

    According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions – AD 30 to 2200," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. [2]

    The circle of passion above is an illustration of how I see the religions in all of the world.The blue portion of the circle, which makeup all the known religions, comprise Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslims, Chinese and Catholics, Orthodox and Protestant Christianity, etc…

    The blue portion of the graphic representing the ‘world of religion’ is a picture of what the Coexist Foundation and the Chrislam Movement is all about. [3]  Their  ultimate goal is for all the religions of the world to coexist in peace and harmony. Dwelling in a warm, cozy community without conflict, while joining hands and singing a round of kumbaya my lord, kumbaya. For the most part the vast majority of the world religions have no problem with this concept, except for a couple of radical segment of Islam and Christianity.

    A careful examination of the circle of passion reveals two very small slivers which are located at the extreme edges. Even though they are part of the larger circle, they are distinct from the larger, vast majority of religionist. These slivers would be considered outside the norm of their respective religion, and labeled as radical or extremist. It is hard to understand what the actual percentage of the smaller slivers are in relationship to the majority, but we can surmise they are miniscule in comparison to the majority.

    The religionist that are within these smaller slivers are not only smaller in number, but possess a different conviction than those in the larger area of the circle. The conviction of the patrons in the slivers are so strong and determined they are willing to die for these  convictions. In order to understand these radical elements we must understand some foundational teachings of Islam and Christianity.

    Islam:

    Shahid or Shaheed (Arabic: شهيد,‎ šahīd, plural: شُهَدَاء šuhadāʾ ) originates from the Qur’anic Arabic word meaning "witness" and is also used to denote a "martyr." It is used as an honorific for Muslims who have died fulfilling a religious commandment, especially those who die wielding jihad, or historically in the military expansion of Islam.

    The word shahid in Arabic means "witness". Its development closely parallels that of Greek marturos "witness", the origin of the term martyr. Shahid occurs frequently in the Quran in the generic sense "witness", but only once in the sense "martyr; one who dies deliberately for his faith"; this latter sense becomes standardized in the hadiths. [4]

    Christianity:

    Mat 10:34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    Mat 10:35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
    Mat 10:36  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
    Mat 10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
    Mat 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
    Mat 10:39  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

    1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
    1Pe 4:14  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
    1Pe 4:15  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
    1Pe 4:16  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
    1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
    1Pe 4:18  And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
    1Pe 4:19  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    The radical patrons in the two slivers are not only located 180  degrees of each other, their conviction are just as diametrically opposed. Radical Islam lives to kill. Taking innocent life is no problem for this violent segment of Islam and if their own death is required during the Shahid, they willingly die. Those dwelling in the radical Christianity sliver do not take innocent life. They are generally the innocent lives that are taken by the violent, Islamic extremist, yet they are willing to die for the cause of the gospel and the testimony of their Christ.

    Now every patron of Islam does not have the conviction to “die wielding jihad or for the expansion of Islam” nor every Christian to be “reproached for the name of Christ”. The blue portion of the circle of passion is reserved for them to coexist in peace, but those that inhabit the slivers are fully committed… even to death!

    Though the inhabitants of the slivers have similar convictions and commitment, their end  is quite different. Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

     

    “A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die, is not fit to live.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

    The ONLY true peace, in both this life and the one to come is in Yeshua:

    brother malachi

    [1] https://www.google.com/#q=meaning+of+passion

    [2] David B. Barrett, et al., "World Christian Encyclopedia : A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World," Oxford University Press, (2001).

    [3] https://awordfrommalachi.com/2014/10/11/a-common-word-chrislam/

    [4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid

    arrows winged with the Constitution of the United States of America

     

    “As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”- Helen Keller

    God is light, and in him is no darkness at all!

    The Christmas season conjures up the spiritual warfare that seems to be waxing stronger with each new year. The war is between light and darkness as the darkness vies for spiritual space that light used to possess. The world of darkness feigns that they just want equal opportunity to dwell in the same space with light. Now there is a spiritual principle that God has given evidence of in the physical realm. Light and darkness cannot dwell in the same space. Darkness is the absence of light. Even when a small amount of light is present, the darkness has to give place to the light. Herein lies a very important truth, darkness cannot suppress light, darkness only exist in the absence of light.

    The systematic removal of Light

    Evidence of this spiritual struggle has just taken place in Tallahassee, FL. Last year the Satanic Temple of New York, petitioned for a permit to erect a display, giving place to Satan and his realm of darkness, next to the nativity scene at the Florida State Capitol, but the permit was rejected as “offensive”.

    The display that was to be placed next to the nativity scene in Tallahassee consisted of a kiosk that showed an angel falling from  heaven into the bed of hell, with a scripture reference from Isaiah 14:12 

    “How are you fallen from heaven O Day Star, son of Dawn”

    This year, the state of Florida allowed the Satanic Temple display after the group applied for a 2014 permit with the legal backing of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. [1]

    While this is going on in Tallahassee, the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple, secured rights to place a  display at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Their display consisted of the snake from the Garden of Eden sitting in front of a pentagram, offering a book representing “knowledge” as a gift.

    Michigan lawmaker Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), made the statement "I will not allow this Satanic group to hijack the CHRISTmas season for their message…The ‘Snaketivity’ display represents darkness while we celebrate the light." [2]

    While the ‘snake’ is slithering through Florida and Michigan, he is in Oklahoma as well. Once again the Satanic Temple of New York has partnered with the ACLU in an attempt to force the state of Oklahoma to remove the  Ten Commandments that is erected on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol, or they will have to allow the erection of a 7-foot Satanic statue that depicts Baphomet, or Sabbatic goat, flanked by two children. [3]

    The last of examples I will share for today is The Oklahoma City Civic Center rented the venue out for the purpose of Black Mass, to The Dakhma of Angra Mainyu — which is headed by a tattooed registered sex offender with the moniker “The Dark Lord” — for $420. “The center can’t deny use of the facility to any group based on their beliefs”, officials said. [4]

    Notice the verbiage of the official…

    “The center can’t deny use of the facility to any group based on their beliefs”. 

    The weapon that is being wielded by the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, the Satanic Temple, the ACLU and  Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is the Constitution of the United States to espouse their satanic doctrine. Arrows winged with our own liberties and freedoms are seemingly keeping us from preventing such grievous wickedness from gaining a foothold in our society. It seems that the same principles of Helen Keller’s quote is well in play here.

    Contrast this with the guidelines of the Old Testament Law…

    Deu 18:9 -  When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
    Deu 18:10 -  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
    Deu 18:11 -  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    Deu 18:12 – For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

    Lev 20:26 -  And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
    Lev 20:27 -  A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

    … the removal was necessary to inure the wickedness would not corrupt the entire nation.

    The wiles of the devil

    Consider the scripture reference from Isaiah on the kiosk in Tallahassee, understanding that Satan is known for twisting and bending the scriptures to promote his cause. The complete rendering of Isaiah: 14:12 includes something very important that was left off of the verse by the Satanic Temple.

    Isa 14:12- How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    The Hebrew word that is translated “weaken” is châlash; khaw-lash’
    A primitive root; to prostrate; by implication to overthrow, decay: – discomfit, waste away, weaken.

    The Devil is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. He is…

    Abaddon (destroying angel)

    Apollyon (destroyer)

    Antichrist (opponent of the Messiah)

    … and America is giving place to him?

    I have taken the liberty to visit additional scripture from the same prophet. There were six woes pronounced upon Judah for their willful forsaking of God’s word and their following of Israel, the northern kingdom, into the same sins. I have listed two of the six, which will fit the bill quite well…

    Isa 5:18-  Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
    Isa 5:19-  That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
    Isa 5:20-  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    … the next two versus speaks to their demise.

    Isa 5:24- Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
    Isa 5:25-  Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

    As we see the spirit of darkness gaining preeminence, we can only surmise that God is removing His Light from our society.

    America will not find blessings in 2015. Pray God will have mercy on her.

    brother malachi

    [1] http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-woman-says-shes-sorry-but-had-to-destroy-satanic-display-next-to-nativity-scene-at-florida-capitol-131715/

    [2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/michigan-nativity-scene-state-capitol_n_6341800.html

    [3] http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/Satanic-Temple-s-statue-of-Satanic-figure-under-5454360.php

    [4] http://nypost.com/2014/08/13/okla-governor-bashes-wrong-satanists-for-hosting-black-mass/

    oh, love of God

     

    CHRISTIAN HYMN – ‘The Love of God’

    Fredrick M. Lehman _1917

    The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
    It goes beyond the highest star,
    And reaches to the lowest hell;
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God gave His Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled,
    And pardoned from his sin

     

    Refrain:

    Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!

    How measureless and strong!

    It shall forevermore endure—

    The saints’ and angels’ song.

    When years of time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
    When men who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and hills and mountains call,
    God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
    The saints’ and angels’ song. [Refrain]

     

    Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.
    [Refrain]


    Above is one of my favorite Christian hymns, ‘The Love of God’ written by Fredrik M. Lehman. Some years after Lehman wrote the hymn, he told a story of how he had found the third stanza of the hymn “penciled on the wall of a patient’s room in an insane asylum after he had been carried to his grave.” Lehman added, “We picked up a scrap of paper and, seated upon an empty lemon box, pushed against the wall with a stub pencil, added the (first) two stanzas and chorus of the song.” [1]

    We are not told who the patient was or where he found the words. There are a couple of possibilities and quite the contrast.


    The Quran

    The Quran contains two verses strikingly similar to the 3rd stanza in Lehman’s hymn:

    “Were the sea ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would surely fail before the words of my Lord fail.” (Sura 18, verse 109)
    And
    “Were the trees that are in the earth pens, were the sea ink with seven more seas to swell its tide, the words of God would not be spent.” (Sura 31, verse 27).

    Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. [2]


    The Akdamut

    There is another spiritual literary work that uses this similar wording.

    The Akdamut is a Jewish writing that was written by Rabbi Meir ben Isaac Nehorai (c.1030-1096). The Akdamut (entire poem is 90 versus) was read on Shavuot as a celebrations of God’s gift of the Torah to the Jewish people. When the Torah was read publicly, the words were translated into Aramaic so the worshipers could better understand what had been read. Again, we are not sure if Rabbi Meir received the words from an earlier source.

    For Shavuot-

    Before reading the ten divine commands, O let me speak in awe two words, or three, Of the One who wrought the world and sustained it since time’s beginning.

    At God’s command is infinite power, which words cannot define. Were all the skies parchment, and all the reeds pens, and all the oceans ink, and all who dwell on earth scribes, God’s grandeur could not be told.

    Sovereign over the heavens above, God reigns supreme on earth below. God launched creation unaided and contains it in the bound of His law.

    Without weariness, God created, only by divine will, uttered in a gentle sound. God wrought His works in six days, then established His glorious sovereignty over the life of the universe.

    Myriads of angelic host serve God, Divine messengers that propel life’s destiny. They arise each morning to their calling.

    The adoption of the Akdamut into the regular liturgy took some time; it is not mentioned as part of the Shavuos liturgy until the first decade of the 15th century and the earliest prayer book to contain it was published in 1557[3]


    So the question is left unanswered… the origin of the 3rd stanza?

    Now if one comes from the other, the origination would have to be the Quran, as it was written almost 400 years before Rabbi Mier was born. But this can be nothing more than speculation or coincidence at best.

    Others might argue that the words scrawled on the wall of the insane asylum have no association with the Akdamut or the Quran, only an uncanny similarity.

    One thing that cannot be argued, is the greatness of God’s love for humanity.

    Consider such a love… “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.”, the Creator, taking on flesh and blood so that He could die for His creation.  “He who knew no sin becoming sin that His creation might have His righteousness.” Oh, love of God!

    I’ll bet, if it were left to you or I to write God’s love song, we would not have written in the same manner as He did. “For greater love hath no man than this, that he would lay down his life for a friend”.

    My prayer for the reader is that you will find the peace of Yeshua , which can only be found in the love of God… “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved!”

    brother malachi 

    [1] http://www.hymnary.org/text/the_love_of_god_is_greater_far

    [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran

    [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akdamut

    ‘a common word’….. Chrislam

    What is Chrislam?

    Chrislam is a religious movement that had its origin in Nigeria. Its agenda is a global attempt to commingle  the teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam under one large religious umbrella.

    There are two different religious movements of Chrislam in Nigeria, one called Ifeoluwa and founded by Tela Tella in the 1980s and another called Oke-Tude founded by Samson Saka in 1999. Tela Tella claims that an angel of God came to him and told him that he gave him the mission and the name “Ifeoluwa: The Will of God Mission”. [1]

    It recognizes both the Bible and Qur’an as holy books and reads from both sources during its gatherings. Likewise, both Christian and Muslim holidays are celebrated as equal. God and Allah are considered the same god and the Chrislamic people believe that Muhammad, Moses and Jesus were all great prophets and we need to love them all. [1]

    Spiritual sirens should be sounding at this point of the read. Muhammad and Moses were but mere man, but the Christian Faith teaches that Jesus was Yeshua ha Mashiach… God in the flesh! Islam and Judaism DO NOT believe the same..

    In an attempt to bring about Chrislam’s unification, the Coexist Foundation has filled the role that  Satan is using to drive this spiritual awaking globally.

    To learn more about the Coexist Foundation click on the Coexist Foundation link in the paragraph below, but BEWARE! clicking on the link  haphazardly could be dangerous to your spiritual health, even though  you attend church with some regularity. For one to entertain  thoughts of error, without having a sound teaching in God’s word, can leave one in a very  vulnerable condition and found wanting.

    WARNING

    “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (singleness) that is in Christ.”

    The   Coexist Foundation  is a charitable organization based in Washington, DC and London, England, which aims to advance social cohesion through education and innovation. en.wikipedia.org

    So  with  education as a  focus,  the  Coexist   Foundation  has merged  with the   Yale Center of Faith & Culture to take the spiritual error to the collegiate level of the American society. This modus operandi has proven to be a very productive avenue for dispensing both error and moral decay to our society for decades, so no reason to change the tactic at this stage of the game.

    It is pretty apparent that Yale University is nothing less than the mouth piece for the Coexist Foundation.

     

    The goal of the Reconciliation Program is to promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, and between Muslim-majority nations and the West, drawing on the resources of the Abrahamic faiths and the teachings and person of Jesus.”

    The curriculum is the same, down to the very use of the scriptures from the Qur’an, the Holy Bible and the Torah to propagate their deception…

    Bring about reconciliation between your brothers, and fear God, that you may receive mercy. —  Qur’an, Surat al-Hujurat (49):10

    In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
    —  New Testament, 2 Corinthians 5:19

    You shall not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. —  Torah, Leviticus 19:18

    Needless to say, the non-profit organization is financially sound and their agenda well established …

    “they hope that their research and resulting publications may provide a fresh approach and new foundations to help Muslims, Christians and Jews understand one another more sympathetically.”

    I find it somewhat perplexing that the COEXIST bumper-stickers are becoming more prevalent among the protestant churches all across America. Just reinforces the fact that there is a spiritual ignorance of the same.

    The organization’s to attempt to repair the divides caused by prejudice, hate and violence, by creating opportunity for people to work and learn together, in order to help build relationships, knowledge and common purpose to advance coexistence, is an admirable goal, but when the cause begins to dabble in the spiritual realm, it can only be likened to the mixing of oil and water. The two are diametrically opposed and not compatible at all. Even if you shake the two vigorously, it seems that the two substrates are comingled, but when the container is left stagnate, the blending will only return to its separated state. For it is impossible for “the two to become one”!

     


    So how should the church in America respond to such deception? We would do well to consider how Zerrubbabel, Jeshua and the rest of the chief of the father’s of Israel handled a similar situation, when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin made an offer to help rebuild the temple after the captivity.

    In the book of Ezra, we find the account of Israel, post Babylonian captivity. Zerrubbabel took 49,897 of the congregation and returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.

    As the reconstruction was under way, we are told the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel. Then they came to Zerrubbabel and to the chief of the fathers and said unto them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-had-don king of Assur.” Ezra 4:1-2

    Zerrubbabel and Jeshua and  the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them “Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us”. Ezra 4:3-4

    The adversaries of Judah and Benjamin, feigned them selves as seekers of the same God as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but Zerrubbabel and Jeshua had no part of their deception. We would do well to learn from the same.. After all, oil and water do not mix very well, at least for any extended period of time.

     

    Gird  up the loins of your minds lest you find yourself wallowing in this pool of deception.

    brother malachi

     

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrislam