to be in the balance of God’s judgment and found wanton

In the epistle to the Romans the Apostle Paul speaks to the dangers of an individual or a nation, that has been given a clear understanding of who Yahweh is, and then turns their back on Him.

Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Contained in the portion of scripture is a vivid picture of how the United States of America has handled the true and living God. Rest assured, this flippant handling of God will not go without consequences, and grave it will be.

Consider God’s handling of Israel, in Samaria-

In 845 B.C. the king of Syria encamped around Samaria prohibiting any goods from going in and no one from coming out, that they might break the backs of Israel.

2Ki 6:24  And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
2Ki 6:25  And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver.
2Ki 6:26  And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
2Ki 6:27  And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
2Ki 6:28  And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
2Ki 6:29  So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
2Ki 6:30  And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.

‘In the balance of God’s judgment and found wanton’. The judgment was so grievous they were left to eat the fruit of their loins.

It is important to understand that God told them what would happen if “when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”…

Found in Deuteronomy 28:15-68 ‘the fruits of disobedience’.

Deu 28:15  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

Deu 28:53  And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

The fruit of disobedience can be very catastrophic. Some may say, this warning is not issued to America but the nation Israel… and you  think that God will wink at America’s willful shaking of her fist in His face?

We would be better served if we repented and pleaded for His mercy.

brother malachi

the vision of malachi

Blood Moon- 10.08.2014

A prophetic view from a word from malachi-

The vision of Malachi, which he saw concerning America in the days of Bush (the elder), Clinton, Bush (the younger), and Obama, presidents of the United States of America. 
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. 
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but America doth not know, my people doth not consider. 
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. 
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. 
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 
And this United States is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 
To what purpose is your worship unto me? saith the LORD: I loathe your Easter and Christmas cantatas; and I delight not in your vacation Bible school. 
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 
Don’t come to Sunday morning worship services, Sunday school or mid-week Bible studies; it is iniquity, even the revival meetings. They are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. 
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 
How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 
Thy government officials are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. 
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: 
And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: 
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 
America shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. 
And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. 
For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. 
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. 
And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

I pray America will repent, if there is any healing in her bruise and if not, may God will have mercy on her.

brother malachi

discerning the signs of the time

Mat 16:1  The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Mat 16:2  He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Mat 16:3  And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Mat 16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.


The very Son of God stood before the religious folk of His day and they could not perceive who He was, though He had wrought such mighty works. I fear the same spiritual blindness is about the religious folk of this day.

We learn from history that after the preaching of Jonah, came the prophecy of Nahum. Some 148 years after Nineveh’s repentance God meted out His judgment upon a wicked nation/people.


Nah 1:1  The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Nah 1:2  God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
Nah 1:3  The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Nah 1:4  He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
Nah 1:5  The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Nah 1:6  Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Nah 1:7  The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Nah 1:8  But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.


Nah 1:9  What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
Nah 1:10  For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
Nah 1:11  There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.
Nah 1:12  Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
Nah 1:13  For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
Nah 1:14  And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
Nah 1:15  Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.


The sign of Jonah is sounding forth this day… he who has ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit saith.

Proverbs 22:3

"A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."

brother malachi

America the beautiful?

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1904 version
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for glorious tale
Of liberating strife,
When valiantly for man’s avail
Men lavish precious life.
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Yesterday while attending the Sunday worship service and recognizing  Memorial Day, we sang the 1904 rendition of ‘America The Beautiful’. While we were singing, the Spirit posed this question to me… what is “beautiful about America”, at least from God’s perspective?

God exhorted Moses in the record of Deuteronomy to consider the people (nation) that experiences the blessing of God and then  in turn  forgets Him. Prayerfully consider below.

Deu 8:1  All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
Deu 8:2  And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Deu 8:3  And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deu 8:4  Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Deu 8:5  Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
Deu 8:6  Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
Deu 8:7  For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Deu 8:8  A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Deu 8:9  A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Deu 8:10  When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
Deu 8:11  Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
Deu 8:12  Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
Deu 8:13  And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Deu 8:14  Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Deu 8:15  Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Deu 8:16  Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Deu 8:17  And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Deu 8:18  But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deu 8:19  And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
Deu 8:20  As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.


Imagine a people (nation) that experiences the mercies and grace of God, only to forget and turn away…

It happened with the great city of Nineveh. In 760BC, the prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh to predict God’s judgment upon a wicked and vile nation. By the grace of God, Nineveh repented of her sin in sackcloth and ashes and was spared the pending judgment.

Approximately 148 years later Nahum the Elkoshite, was sent to Nineveh with the burden from the LORD. They had returned to their wickedness and now was considered of the LORD to have no healing in their bruise 3:19… in the common day vernacular, the disease in their body was so graphic that it can not be cured. It is like going to the doctor and him/her telling you there is nothing we can do for you… you are going to die!

Nah 3:1  Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
Nah 3:2  The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
Nah 3:3  The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
Nah 3:4  Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Nah 3:5  Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
Nah 3:6  And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
Nah 3:7  And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Nah 3:8  Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
Nah 3:9  Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Nah 3:10  Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
Nah 3:11  Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
Nah 3:12  All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Nah 3:13  Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
Nah 3:14  Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
Nah 3:15  There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.
Nah 3:16  Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
Nah 3:17  Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
Nah 3:18  Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
Nah 3:19  There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?


One can only wonder if that is where America is in this day we are living?

There is a reason for prayer. Consider  Daniel’s Prayer (Daniel Chapter 9:3-19)….

Dan 9:3  And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Dan 9:4  And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
Dan 9:5  We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
Dan 9:6  Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Dan 9:7  O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
Dan 9:8  O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
Dan 9:9  To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
Dan 9:10  Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Dan 9:11  Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
Dan 9:12  And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
Dan 9:13  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Dan 9:14  Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
Dan 9:15  And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
Dan 9:16  O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
Dan 9:17  Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.
Dan 9:18  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
Dan 9:19  O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

a·pos·ta·sy

əˈpästəsē / noun- the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

May God have mercy on America.

brother malachi

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

    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