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The proverbial “stuff” has hit the fan once again. Sports pundits, both professional and the armchair type, have come out of the woodwork after Tim Tebow signed a contract with the Jacksonville Jaquars to play tight end, a position he really has never played in his life. Athletic talking heads make good money to rant and rave about the events in the sporting world. They are usually showmen, catering to the sensational and reveling in the controversy they can stir up with their often off-the-wall and caustic comments. However I don’t get the feeling that those spouting vitriol in this situation are trying to improve their ratings. Their dislike for Mr. Tebow himself and his surprising opportunity appears to be more deep-seated and over-the-top than warranted, even by yellow journalism standards.  

Personally, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of Tebow’s return to football. Frankly, I was miffed that his career ended when it did. Yeah, I realize that he was not the pure thrower that NFL teams relish. However, must I point out that quarterbacks are not paid to throw perfectly tight spirals that break receiver’s fingers and to rack up pinball machine like stats with their completion numbers? Those things are definitely relevant statistics, but the bottom line is that quarterbacks are paid to lead their teams to victory, even if they don’t look pretty doing it. Won-loss records do not have style points assigned to them. Tim Tebow had a memorable stretch of games at Denver, winning six straight and making the playoffs, culminating in a long touchdown pass in overtime to win the first playoff game. In order to refresh my memory, I just went out on Youtube and watched a video chronicling that miracle season for the Broncos. I had forgotten how dramatic most of those victories had been. Wondrous enough that the M word might be mentioned: miracle.

Tebow seemed to be very mediocre or even inept for much of the first three quarters of those games, but then in the fourth quarter, and especially in the waning moments of the game, led his team to scores and victories. It was at that time the idea first entered my brain that God had raised Tebow up to testify to the world of His existence and power. I’m not sure Tim was the first, but others followed. LinSanity struck for one year but then faded away. Nick Foles, Benjamin Watson, Dabo Sweeney, Patrick Mahomes and others have followed. It seemed like a pattern that God would raise up a sports figure for a season and then the divine touch would seemingly lift and someone else would be chosen to be His spokesman on and off the athletic venues. Tebow’s popularity with believers has never waned because of his boldness for Christ. Although he was gone from the major stages of sport, his name never left the sports pages because of his work in television announcing and his attempt to establish a baseball career. Is it possible that Tebow Mania could return to the sporting world? The potential is certainly there. The day after he signed a contract, his new 85 Jaguar jersey became the best selling sports jersey on the market. What is obvious is that Tebow Derangement Syndrome is stronger than ever.

Many young quarterbacks are given time to hone their skills. Tebow was thrust onto the field perhaps before he was truly ready for the big stage. It was said that his greatest asset was his faith in himself. I think perhaps that assessment was off base. Could it be his trust was actually in the same God who enabled a young shepherd boy to bring down a giant with a sling and a stone? In a baffling to me move, the Broncos released Tebow after that miracle season. And his attempts to stick with another team didn’t pan out. Had God’s mantle been removed from him? I couldn’t understand it. Every team in the league has a backup quarterback (and usually two of them) whose main duty is holding the clipboard and signaling in plays or fake plays from the sideline. And being ready to enter a game at a moment’s notice if the first stringer went down. Many of them were guys who just didn’t have the right stuff to be a starting quarterback. And some of the quarterbacks that were starting also struggled to get their teams to the playoff. Tebow had shown he could do it – but he was dropped from the league. Why? Was it perhaps because he was a lightning rod for controversy? Was his habit of bowing one knee in the end zone and praying that distasteful to NFL fans, coaches, and owners? Frankly if anyone has a grasp on the nature of evil, that person will understand the depth of hatred of wickedness for goodness. When demons are confronted by the Spirit of God, they manifest. Is that what we witnessed?

We have just observed such an outpouring of loathing in the last five years with Donald Trump. I have analyzed that situation and see no rational reason for such intense hatred. DJT was a man who had no chance of becoming president. Yet he won the job and conducted the office in such a fashion that caused many people to think that God had to have been involved. But Trump was drummed out of the Oval Office, supposedly by voters who hated his guts, despite his efforts to make government about the people and the nation and not about abusing power to make personal fortunes and advancing dubious agendas. 

When the talk of Tebow potentially taking advantage of the hiring of his old college football coach by the Jacksonville Jaguars first hit the streets, the disdain appeared. After he actually signed a contract, the floodgates of criticism were opened up. People were incensed that he was getting a chance to make an NFL team because he doesn’t have the talent. He was just taking advantage of his white privilege. Bottom line, it was evident Tebow was not an accurate thrower on a consistent basis. But it was also evident that he was a football player. I defy you to watch the highlights of the 2011 season and tell me that he was not an athlete. He ran around and through many wannabe tacklers in his quest to take the Broncos to the playoffs. The idea that he could play tight end in the NFL seems ludicrous to his naysayers. He might get a rare chance to throw a pass, but he has to block and catch passes in order to play the position. Does he have the size? Yes. The athleticism? It appears so. Then why are people all bent out of shape just because he gets to report to camp and attempt to win a position? Are they jealous? Or is this a spirit of the age manifesting its hatred for one anointed by God?

Let me point out that while seemingly everyone in the sporting world who has access to a microphone has opined on this topic, one way or another, there is one who has remained silent. Tebow himself has not even broached the subject. His Twitter feed mentions nothing about sports in the recent weeks. His tweets involve scripture verses and the fight against sexual trafficking. Can’t the world just let this whole controversy play out on the football field? If Tebow is not good enough to help the Jaguars win, even the coach who has been like his father and who lives three houses from him will not retain him on the roster. End of story. There are countless numbers of wannabe NFL players who strut and fret their fifteen minutes on the NFL stage every year until the grim reaper visits their room and issues the pink slip. No one derides them for their attempt to play the game they love and to make a living at it. Why is Tebow being singled out for such abuse? It’s not natural. To perhaps give you some insight, let me quote someone, not sure who it was but it sounded a lot like Colin Cowherd. The voice on the video said, ” I rooted against Tebow to some degree because I was so sick of the faith based knuckleheads because they were ridiculous. They were blinded by his faith.”  

Now let me cause the frothing at the mouth to begin. I’m going to say something here that will cause knee jerk reactions on both sides of the controversy. I’ve already pointed out that Tebow and Trump both had seasons in the sun and that those times came and went. But what happens if Tebow not only makes the 53 man roster for the Jaguars, but catches touchdown passes, perhaps in waning moments to win games and helps the Jags go from a one win team to the playoffs? What if some of those plays he is involved in seem miraculous? Will the haters swallow their crow and wash it down with a bottle of pickle juice? I doubt it. They will probably redouble their efforts to discredit the young man who has done nothing to receive such treatment, except be the kind of Godly man that causes demons to gnash their teeth and shameful men to feel guilty because they fall short. And what if Donald Trump is proven to be the rightful winner of the 2020 election and reinstalled in the White House? Are these two men possibly on a parallel course, perhaps symbolic of the soon return of Jesus Christ to the earth for His comeback tour? I do have to mention the fact that Tebow is 33 years old, the same age that Jesus was when He went to the cross to rescue mankind from their sin. I’m not claiming that is of particular importance, but could it be possible that the Creator of the universe is also adept as writing the script for the greatest stories ever told and that Tebow and Trump both are shadows for what is to come? Just saying. Let him who has ears to hear, hear. Call me crazy, but perhaps you should wait until both situations play out before you utter something that will embarrass you.

Here’s a blurb from my book The Muted Trump triggered by a movement to muzzle some in the prophetic community because they embarrass others in that same community. That movement has now released their standards document. Read the lowdown on that here if you want to see what I am ranting against. https://religionunplugged.com/news/2021/4/28/charismatics-issue-prophetic-standards-to-address-false-trump-prophecies

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   Let me commence this rant with a blurb from a web editorial on Politico dot com dealing with the Christian prophets’ involvement in the 2020 election and the division that has opened up within their ranks.

On February 8, Dr. Michael Brown and Brooklyn pastor Joseph Mattera began organizing secret monthly meetings over Zoom with a new confederation of 20 prophetic leaders, representing various streams of the movement across ethnic, racial and denominational lines. Their aim is to set up guidelines for public prophecies and requirements for accountability. One idea: The group could demand that anyone who wants its imprimatur needs to sign on to certain rules. Those who don’t “will be left out of our circles,” as Brown puts it.

Yet even Brown admits these measures will go only so far, given the extent to which the evangelical church has become entwined with Trump’s strain of politics. “How did we become so politicized?” he wonders. “How did so many of us end up with an almost a cult like devotion to a leader, compromise our ethics for a seat at the table and drape the Gospel in an American flag?

First of all let me express my admiration of Michael Brown. He takes on a lot of sensitive topics and deals with his many detractors with compassion and grace. He deftly applies logic when he presents his arguments. He is a brilliant man, obviously, since PhD diplomas do not come from Cracker Jack boxes. But I have to say in this situation that I believe he is wrong. As pretty much a lifetime apolitical person, I would certainly not want the church to get involved in politics. However I do want the church involved in government. For some reason, Dr. Brown ignored the distinction between the two. We did not choose to idolize or worship Trump. We clung to him as our candidate of destiny and promise and still cling to him because the opposition has become so deranged that it was clear that this election was not between Trump and Joe Biden/Kamala Harris. This main event featured in the white trunks, Good versus Evil, wearing the black shorts. Dr. Brown was not shy about pointing this out during the course of the election. He also pointed out the danger of putting Trump on a throne. He offered a voice of reason during a turbulent time.

I also publicly stated that some people had placed Trump in a position where he could not be criticized without those offering suggestions for improvement being attacked by his devotees. Teddy Roosevelt said this, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Such license is not healthy. Perhaps so much fervor was stirred up by the relentless attacks by the opposition on our fearless leader that we gave the man too much latitude. The president got monkey-piled by his detractors, and perhaps we decided that he certainly didn’t need any more abuse from his supporters. Another man I have great respect for, Loren Sandford, ardently prayed that Trump would prevail but warned of the carelessness and disrespect of the President’s rhetoric dealing with people. Sandford is one of the prophets who apologized for his divine prediction that Trump was going to serve a second term. He and Brown both suffered verbal abuse at the hand of the Trump enthusiasts for waving a yellow flag. I understand why they are upset with those who abandoned the practice of grace and respectful dialogue toward other people, but it is not wise to condemn a righteous movement because some followers are excessively zealous. If the devil can’t get people moving in the wrong direction, he will try to push them to go too far on the right road. And that is what’s happened to some of those supporters of the forty-fifth president of the US.

Brown’s statement that we compromised our ethics so we can have a seat at the table totally baffles me.  I will say that it is clear some people went overboard and let their love grow cold because of the iniquity around them that we are attempting to defeat. The Bible warns us not to let that happen and reminds us that we fight not against flesh and blood. Dr. Brown’s premise that we draped the gospel in the American flag might have some validity, but perhaps God doesn’t mind. The prophets’ edict that Trump had been chosen by God for the job of president is what triggered me into embracing a political showdown with the progressive agenda. This seems to be a divine mission for America, which is represented by its flag. It is written that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, in addition to offering himself as the Passover Lamb. With a Trump loss, the works of the devil are going forth almost unimpeded after just one month of the new Democratic regime. I can’t bring myself to believe that is the will of God.

Hopefully I got the point across that I think Brown has gone too far in condemning Christians’ involvement in the political fight to preserve our freedoms, especially religious in nature. Now let’s discuss the movement to put prophets (and thus God) in a box. I just watched a movie about the life of John Wesley. One of the salient scenes in that flick portrays Wesley preaching in a town where the powers that be didn’t want him meddling. He was ordered not to preach by a high ranking official in the Church of England, perhaps a bishop. Wesley was told he didn’t have permission to preach in that community because he was not commissioned by the Church of England. I was appalled. How could people who claim to be disciples of the carpenter of Nazareth forbid someone to talk about the Savior just because they weren’t official representatives of a denomination? I’m afraid my answer to that would be that they perhaps were disciples of the denomination and not of Christ. In any case, I see a corollary there to this situation that Dr. Brown suggests with an attempted ostracizing of those prophets who color outside the perceived lines.

It is quite clear that not every believer in Christ believes that prophets still inhabit the earth and speak the word of God today. To them, this type of discussion would be like arguing over which can run faster, Sasquatch or the Easter Bunny.   However to us folks that believe that God still chooses people to be His mouthpiece today, this is very serious business. Are Michael Brown and his cohorts overstepping their authority? Let me make one thing perfectly clear. In the past governmental authorities stepped in to halt what they perceived as blasphemy. John Calvin even sentenced one of his friends to death for having differing opinions about the gospel.  Today in our world of religious freedom, outside of vigilante action and denominational control, no one has the authority to punish someone for preaching, teaching, or prophesying falsehoods. It is obviously that some people are guilty since diametrically opposed truths have been presented. Not all can be right. God is the one who will judge and punish the actions and words of those people. However we have to decide what we will believe and we are perfectly free to accept or reject any of these ideas. We also have the freedom to express conflicting opinions.

Hearing of a clique of elites forming their own prophetic Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval committee does not benefit my blood pressure. Brown claims that the prophets who cling to the words they claim to have received from God about Trump’s reelection need to humble themselves. Seems to me that someone who sets himself up as the judge of words uttered by prophets suffers no dearth of self-confidence, and might even be accused of arrogance. How much will he and the other members of the Committee of Prophetic Safety humble themselves if they find President Trump returning to the Oval Office in the near future? Will those who apologized for their false predictions apologize for their apologies? Let’s face the facts, folks. God is sovereign. If He wants to do things in ways that are out of the norm, who are we to criticize His methods? If God gives a prophet a word, he is required to speak it, no matter what human beings opine about it. The Bible tells us that His ways are not our ways and His ways are higher. Right now we have a situation where one group of prophets sticks to their guns and is considered foolish and proud and a threat to the reputation of the church and its Chief Cornerstone. On the other hand, some in that beleaguered group consider their counterparts who recanted their prophecies to be cowards and lacking in the faith that God can part the Red Sea and deliver the world from the pursuing chariots of evil. This is a distressing situation to say the least. Those still trusting that our Creator is working in this situation to restore his chosen David seem to be a bit more tolerant of their detractors. If God does bring their prophecies to pass, will they form their own committee to approve or disapprove of future prophecies from other people? Highly unlikely. They are just determined to stand behind this communication they have received. Prophets are not supposed to diligently study society and issue predictions based upon trends and hashtags. They are commissioned to give us the direct word of God, nothing more and nothing less. If they declare falsely, then we have the freedom to stop believing them. I don’t believe that they need to be officially sanctioned by a self appointed group of trustees who believe that outlandish prophecies bring reproach to the church and to our Lord. My personal take is that after the reproach inflicted by trusted men such as Ravi Zacharias and others involved in sex scandals, the church’s eyes are already blackened sufficiently so that a few more blows won’t inflict any more damage.

My final assessment of the effort to make the prophetic movement respectable and respectful is that it won’t be necessary. If the prophets who believe that the Bride of Christ is Esther in the story of Purim, Haman is the Democratic party, Trump is Mordecai, and Haman shall soon be hanged upon the gallows that he built are wrong, then the Democratic demolition of the true church will continue at a frenetic pace. Those who refuse to bow down to the altar of the LGBTQ movement and abortion will be silenced. Dr. Brown, and others who publicly spoke out, including myself, will be in great peril because of their crusade against the ideals set forth by the people of the rainbow. We will either be placed in prison, executed (perhaps by a mob), or intimidated into recanting our former positions. I truly pray the latter will not occur. Prophets, like the rest of the church that will resist the world forcing us to let men use the women’s restroom in the church, and other vile legislation, will have to go underground or suffer the same fate as those who have already been declared enemies of the Brave New World. So it seems to me that Brown and others should be rooting big time for the prophecies of Hank Kunneman, Donna Rigney, Kat Kerr, Robin Bullock, Chris Yoon, Timothy Dixon, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Jeff Jansen, Johnny Enlow, Manuel Johnson, Wanda Alger, Nathan French, and others to come true. Perhaps the best voice to listen to is Mario Murillo, who did not prophesy a Trump victory, but stands firmly on the side of the prophets who not only have not denied their prophecies but have doubled down on them, despite being pressured to “play nice and quit embarrassing the church.”

Am I saying that Brown and his committee should be censored? Absolutely not. I’m just saying I don’t think it is a good idea. Every man has to decide for himself what God has called him to do and to say. If Brown feels God is leading him in this direction, then he should throw himself into it. I can respect a man who lives out what his conscience dictates. I just ask that the same respect be shown to those who see a call to duty to say that Eli is coming to blow His Trumpet. The eyes of the world are now resting on the prophets and if God does move as prophesied to expose corruption and restore the duly elected president of the US, the world will definitely take notice. And many will eat cake with Kat Kerr, and some will eat crow with the prophets who backpedaled. If the prophecies fail to come to pass, I will be battening down the hatches to prepare for a tribulation that was prophesied a long time ago. And I’ll not pay attention to any subsequent prophecies from either side of this division.

   In the middle of August, as I watched an episode of the Sid Roth show It’s Supernatural, my world was rocked.  Little did I suspect that my lifestyle would be turned upside down as a result of that interview Sid did with Kevin Zadai. The notion that I needed to make a movie about this dominated my brain waves. I looked at the calendar. There were only about 70 days until the presidential election, the most important one in American History in my estimation. It seemed that a movie on this topic would have an expiration date that was rapidly approaching. Most movie scripts require more than 70 days to compose.  Then it takes a considerable amount of time to complete preproduction tasks such as finding a cast, locations, and a crew to shoot the movie. And then there is the editing process after the movie shoots. That often takes more than seventy days to complete.  It was insane to even consider making the movie that seemed to have been birthed within me. I realize that what is impossible for man is possible for God, and I felt compelled to start this journey.   I sat down at my computer and banged out a script in four days.  I sent it to my business partner and he liked it. He said he could find an investor, so I began preparations for a shoot starting with a schedule and finding a crew. A week later after negotiations had already been held with a director of photography, we found out that the investor wanted a guaranteed return on his money. That was a show stopper as far as getting money pumped into this project. I was at a crossroads. My resolve had been never to risk money on a film again. I actually had a family friendly film about pickleball that I wanted to shoot very badly and would have ventured in the shark infested financial waters of filmmaking, but it just seemed right that I spend my money doing what I could to defend the things I hold dear. I made the decision to pick up the check for this iffy, controversial, and expensive spiritual/political smorgasbord.

            I did realize that the political nature of my script was going to be an obstacle to accomplishing that mission. I underestimated how difficult it would be. Eight people who pledged to take part in this production backed out, two of them within 5 days before the shoot. The sound engineer gave me about ten days to find a replacement. I was frustrated beyond measure and considered dumping this venture to get back to normal life many times. However that compulsion that launched me on the journey had not waned. I felt that this was something I had to do. It was also something I knew I could not bring to fruition without God’s help.  We scheduled a six day shoot. The crew, who did not know me, seemed very skeptical we could pull it off in six days. Despite a few setbacks during those six days, we ended right on schedule and actually had time a couple of days to have shot the only scene we did on the 6th day and finished in five. But there was one more huge problem that popped up. In order to get this movie out before the election, my business partner was scheduled to be on site and editing footage as we shot more. And then after the shoot, he and I were going to blitzkrieg the task with him doing the technical stuff and me providing support with quality assurance etctera.  The day we began shooting, his alarm woke him up at 4:30 in order to make the trip to Tennessee to start his work. He was unable to see a thing. After getting to a doctor, he was told he had pink eye. So the entire week went by without his presence. Then the doctor determined he had something else and started on a new round of medications. He is still sick from all the chemicals they’ve pumped into him as I write this. He was only able to edit one scene of the movie. Luckily I had commandeered my long time editor Don Stafford to assist in this process. He became the lead editor. I found another volunteer editor on Facebook, Mel Sigrist, who introduced me to a wonderful free open source editor. I began to attempt to edit and found that with this software and the nature of the footage we shot, I was able to put the scenes together. So the three of us edited the entire film in one week. The miracle continues to unfold.

            By the time this film releases, hopefully by October 9, there will be less than a month until voters go to the polls. Time for the last miracle we need. Having this movie discovered and embraced by people who care enough about our country and the gospel to share the word with others is critical. I’ve run the good race getting making this available. I’m now passing off the baton to those whom God will lead to grab it. This marathon of misery will be worth every bit of sacrifice if we can unify the body of Christ together to preserve our freedom of religion and liberty to worship God in the way we believe to be most pleasing to Him.

            The movie is available for rental or purchase at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/heartsaretrump I will try to get it into other venues but with the current censorship going on, this flic might be banned in Boston. I know there will be obstacles, but I expect the Lord to clear them out of the way as each other problem along the path has been resolved through determination, grit and faith. For those who prefer having a DVD in hand, I will take orders for them and burn the DVD’s myself and send them out, but they will be basically no frills packages.  If we have enough demand for them, I’ll order some fancy packages from a disk duplicator. I had figured this movie would be of no interest after the election, but in retrospect I see that the names might change, but the fight against evil will continue until we hear that final trumpet sound. Hopefully this movie will have a role in that conflict.

I did not go into detail on everything that went on to bring this movie to fruition, but suffice it to say, I have material for a new movie from this experience.  If that film ever gets made, then, as Paul Harvey said so memorably, you’ll have the rest of the story.

Which Jesus Do You Serve?

Written by Brendon Powell.

There seems to be more than one Jesus to choose from these days.
Which one is the true Jesus and who am I following?

· There´s a seeker friendly´ Jesus, he´s the one who will not offend anyone in anyway. He loves everyone no matter what they do.

There´s a sow and reap´ Jesus, he made a covenant with man so that man could sow his seed and reap wealth and happiness on earth and then go to heaven when he dies.

· There´s a blend in with the world´ Jesus, he wants us to look like, act like, and be like the world in order to reach the lost.

There´s a neverending grace Jesus, his grace covers us no matter what we do or how we live. · There´s a just believe´ Jesus. As long as you truly believe in your heart, you´re saved.


There´s a name it claim it´ Jesus. You name it; anything and it´s yours! If you don´t get it, it´s because you lack faith. It´s your fault.

There´s a carnal´ Jesus. He doesn´t expect you to overcome sin, he understands you´re just carnal.

There´s a `heart dwelling´ Jesus. All you have to do is ask him into your heart and voilà, he´s there. You´re going to heaven!

Truth:

There´s the Jesus who said “Repent and believe the gospel,
the kingdom of God is at hand.” -Mark 1:15 He said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him.” -Lk 9:23-25 He said without Him you are already condemned. -John 3:18
He said He came to save the world -John 3:16
He said unless you forsake all you have, you cannot be His disciple.
-Luke 14:33
He said if we love anyone more than Him we are not worthy of Him.
-Matt 10:37-39
He said if you love this life you´ll lose it. -John 12:25-26
He said you cannot serve God and money. -Matt 6:24 He said fear God who can destroy both body and soul in hell. -Mt 10:28
He said be extreme in your war against sin. -Matt 18:8-9
He said love God with all your heart, soul and mind and your
neighbour as yourself. -Matt 22:37-39
He said He is the light of the world. -John 8:12 He said the gate is narrow and the way is difficult and few find it.
-Matt 7:13-14
He said those who believe in Him but work iniquity will be
cast out. -Matt 7:21-23
He said you´ll be hated for His name´s sake, but if you endure to the end, you´ll be saved. -Matt 10:22
He said I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to
the Father but by Me. -John 14:6

Which Jesus do you serve?

Justice Requires Just Judges

I just had a crazy thought. We are seeing automated checkout machines proliferate at grocery and department stores. Personally I hate to see that because I know that jobs are being eliminated, jobs that are held by people that don’t have qualifications for more lucrative and glamorous positions. I can’t help but think it will have a detrimental effect upon our society in the long run. I’ve even pondered calling for a boycott of all stores that employee these computer clerks.

There is one aspect of our society where such an automated device would make a lot of sense. Our culture seems to be dominated by attorneys. It seems that nothing can be accomplished without them, and that is not a good thing. High profile criminals walk because of their slick talking lawyers, and innocent people get punished because they don’t have the funds to hire the shyster type representation. And the prosecution relentlessly attacks the low hanging fruit out of frustration of never being able to nail the professional law breakers. I have a joke that reveals to you my feeling about attorneys. What’s black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?  The answer is: a Doberman Pinscher.  Enough said. Well, having said that, let me modify my position slightly. There are some fine and altruistic lawyers are there. Some that do pro bono work for clients who can’t afford to buy justice. My cap is off to them.  Look at Matt Damon’s character in the movie The Rainmaker to see what I’m talking about. And look at his opposition in that flick led by Jon Voight to see the other side of the coin.

And what do lawyers do when they grow up? They become judges. In a way that makes sense because to be a judge one must know the law. However is it possible that our law has become way too complicated? Could a judge get by in a simpler society by just possessing wisdom and modicum of knowledge concerning statues? The problem with judges is that they wield a great deal of power. They determine the course of people’s lives. And what is to prevent them from doing so in a manner that benefits themselves? I have a second hand story from a woman whose children were taken away by a judge who happens to be a friend of her ex-husband, a police officer. The stories she revealed make my blood chill. Unfortunately I have no idea how to rectify her particular situation. I do have a solution that would eliminate bribes and “good old boy partiality” to and from the people in the black robes.

How about installing automated judges? Evidence would be scanned in and the judge would weigh all the evidence through its access to databases and algorithms to come up with the verdict? No politics or hanky panky involved. Just the facts ma’am justice. What do you think?

Of course some elements might try to buy the machines from Dominion and get the software from Smartmatic. That would mess up my whole idea. I guess justice will never prevail on earth until Jesus comes back.

These are not my words but very accurate and disturbing! Unfortunately I have no clue who composed them. Feel free to copy and paste. I did!


I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life. I have never wished to live anywhere else. This is my home and I was privileged to be born here.

But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same. I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life so filled with hate that they will agree with opinions that if the were in their right minds they would never express as their own. It’s absolutely unbelievable. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone…..then I saw this and I think that it’s pretty close to describing how I feel.

I’m not starting a fight, but it is something to think about. This may open up a ton of outraged comments by some. Many who will argue how “wrong” this post is. My suggestion, save your time and effort! You’re not changing the reality of what we are living by trying to somehow justify this insanity. Nevertheless, I couldn’t resist because we are becoming the Twilight Zone. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
• Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.
• It was cool for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.
• Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
• Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.
• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
• Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.
• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
• If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.
• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
• Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.
• And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”?!

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right, where darkness is light and light is now darkness.

Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water and sinking fast. There’s only one life boat that can save you, and that is Jesus Christ. You can either get in or go down with the ship into the deep dark sea of eternal death. The choice is yours to make. What will it be? Time is short, make your choice wisely!

Don’t waste your time trying to debate me! This is my opinion and you have yours so keep on scrolling!


Here’s an excerpt from my book Hearts are Trump:


Gary nodded. “OK. Tough question here for you, Wade. You’ve been on the Trump bandwagon for about four years. What happens to our country if he loses? Give me a list of at least five.”

“Why don’t you put me on the spot?”

Gary grinned. “I thought I just did.”

Wade laughed. “Wow! That question calls for me to cast aside all the optimism and positivism you just tried to instill in me. Well first of all, I don’t think there is any doubt that if the democrats take control that everything Trump has done that can be undone will be. Number one: the wall that has been constructed so far will be torn down. People will flood into America until they discover that America is not the paradise they had thought it was in the past. Number two: the conservative judges who have been appointed will be replaced with liberal ones wherever possible. Number three: Relations with Iran and China and North Korea will be transformed as the new administration takes us to the brink of becoming one of the rogue nations in the world. Number four: Abortions will be totally tax payer funded and easier to get than an honest lawyer. And five: Homosexuals will not only have equality status in our society but will receive benefits beyond what normal people get. Any organization or church that fails to hire a candidate professing homosexuality will be hit with a lawsuit for discrimination and forced to hire that person. Churches who preach that homosexuality is a sin will be boarded up and pastors imprisoned for hate speech crimes.”

“That didn’t seem so hard to list,” Gary said.

“Really. And I’m not done yet. “Six: The war against drugs will end in and many drugs will become legal. Seven: Voices such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones of Infowars, Mike Adams of Natural News and those who rail against liberal policies will be silenced, one way or another. The mantra will be that the only good dissenter is a dead dissenter. Our first amendment rights of free speech will only apply if we condone all policies of the current administration. Where am I?”

“That was number seven.”

“Thank you. Eight: Euthanasia will become commonplace and it may be applied in situations where the government deems someone a threat to them. It might very well be applied to senior citizens who no longer offer society anything tangible and are drains upon the public coffers. Nine: Gun control will be a big push by the government, to the point of setting up people to utter Patrick Henry’s words of ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ as they have shootouts with officers of the government. Ten: the local police staffs such as the Sheriff’s Department will be replaced by national police. Eleven: Many people who have committed real crimes will be released from prison and their beds taken up by political prisoners. The crime rate will skyrocket throughout the country as law and order become about as emphasized as chastity before marriage. Twelve: rape laws will be loosened to the point that the crime is rarely prosecuted. Thirteen: Sexual contact with minors will be allowed and the rape situation will come into play in this arena as well. Fourteen: Openly confessing Christians will be disqualified from certain arenas such as strategic jobs or schools. Fifteen: Homeschooling will be outlawed and parents who resist will have their children taken away from them and raised by the state or given to a good family who will send them to the government brainwashing school. The same will happen to parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated.”

“Holy Cow. I’ve unleashed a monster.”

Shawn shook his head. “I don’t think this is a matter for attempting humor. I think he’s right on most of these and they are downright scary.”

Wade nodded. “And I’m still not done. Sixteen: judges, even Supreme Court justices will mysteriously die, perhaps to be diagnosed as suicides, allowing them to be replaced with those loyal to the liberal cause. Seventeen: Seniors who fail to give lip service to the government’s programs will have their social security payments suspended. Eighteen: People who report suspicious activity by their neighbors will be rewarded by the government if that activity is deemed to be anti-government. Nineteen: Some private properties will be taken over by people who have proven to be loyal to the government through court actions. Our landscape will resemble the south during reconstruction with the carpetbaggers and scalawags. Twenty: Marriage will become a discounted practice and people will be encouraged to have open relationships with partners of both sexes. Twenty-one: the Bible will be banned or revised to take out all offensive passages. And twenty-two: Freedom in America will become basically a word that has come to have no meaning at all. There you go. You happy?”

Gary sighed. “I kind of wish I hadn’t popped the question.”

Wade shrugged. “I know that sounds a bit paranoid and hopefully it is way over the top, but I can certainly see much of it happening, although I would predict it would be a slow moving process with the frog-in-hot-water technique applied so that none of it appears to be so jarring as to scare people into taking action to halt the progress. Probably all of it wouldn’t happen in the next four years, but the foundation will be laid for everything that is not accomplished in that time frame.”

In case you are unaware of it, there is a big argument going on between Christians right now. Well, that’s nothing new, but this particular dispute is certainly unique. A gaggle of prophets issued decrees that God told them that Donald Trump was going to win the election. When the Electoral College votes were confirmed, some prophets apologized for being wrong. They received some condemnation for waffling. When Biden was inaugurated, other people started pointing fingers at the prophets who said that God was still waiting in the wings for His cue and in the meantime was letting all of the evil expose itself. Some of those unwavering prophets indicated that the spokesmen/women of God who had abandoned their previous claims were perhaps without faith to the point that their ministries would be diminished as a result. And then there were people who rushed to cuss out and even issue death threats against the prophets who punted on 3rd down. I suspect that those sending nasty hateful notes to the people of God are not truly children of the King. He who hates his brother does not truly know the Lord, according to scripture. The latest development is that some people think the prophets who still cling to the notion that God is going to swoop in and restore Trump to the presidency need to get some kind of official rebuke from the prophetic community in order to keep the prophetic arena pure. There is a crisis here. I have a personal problem with this because people on both sides have been my heroes. I don’t want to see these people fighting with each other, and I don’t want to see my respect and admiration for people to wane because of their words and actions. I realize that we cannot put our total trust in people, but it is nice to have role models who can strengthen our testimony through their own.

In the struggle between Charismatic Christianity and cessationist Christianity, things are very explainable. Cessationists don’t really believe that God is putting Himself into the equation whereas the Charismatics vehemently insist that God speaks to them. If they’re right, then there is a logical explanation for the division. And when both sides state something that is diametrically opposite, it’s a safe bet to go with the answer that comes directly from God.  That’s been my theory any way. However when two groups of Charismatic prophets have conflicting views, how do you reconcile that situation? Both can’t be hearing from God.

My first inclination is to send them all a pink slip and go back to believing in a God who intervenes very little into our world situations. But something (perhaps hope that springs eternal in the human breast) causes me to pause. Do I or we have to move forward at this point? Is it possible that we just all suppress our personal opinions, put our fingers back in their holster, and follow the admonition of 1 Samuel 12:16? “Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes! If God is simply biding his time for one reason or another to act on our behalf, then those who try to censor the prophetic voices that cling to their claim that God has spoken to them will cause great damage to their own credibility when God’s hand is revealed. I’d certainly want to err on the side of faith if I’m going to be mistaken. I’ve chosen to keep hoping and believing until the end of April. At that point I’ll have to decide what course of action to take. What I do know is that among the cacophony of diverse opinions in our world, we really need to hear the opinion that matters most, that from the Father himself. And who is to deliver that voice if not prophets?

Deprogramming the Trumpster Cult

Politicians and media pundits have called for the deprogramming of Trump supporters, as if they constitute some kind of cult. That word has actually been dropped into the conversation. Are you freaking kidding me? Do those people truly believe that Donald Trump entered stage right and began to blow his magic flute and mesmerized people into following him down the devious path of conservatism? Earth to Liberals. Donald Trump did not create patriotism nor values based on the Bible. Those pillars have been the norm in this nation for over 200 years. People have embraced the liberty of free speech, the right to own weapons and to protect their own lives and property, and the idea of loving our country for a long time before Trump entered the picture. Somewhere along the line the Democratic Party seems to have deserted such ideals, unless they are the recipients given those rights and that their version of love for America is the one accepted. Make no mistake about it, the left will have their freedom of speech to belittle and marginalize those who honor God’s blueprints for human life. They will have armed guards to protect them after they take away the guns of the citizenry. My guess is that such a snatch of arms will not be a shotgun operation (pardon the pun) but instead laser focused to remove just the weapons of those who show an inclination or even a tolerance toward conservative beliefs.

We’ve seen some major cities run by Democrats state they were not going to prosecute people for committing certain crimes. They are going soft on real crime, but I can assure you that any violation of what they consider hate speech will be vigorously punished. So woe unto those who try to fight the homosexual/transgender agenda or abortion. These liberal politicians have championed the cause of legalizing drugs. It appears to me that they’ve been using the products and the infernal chemicals have destroyed their brains. Even the Scarecrow in the wizard of Oz had more brains before the Wizard arrived on the scene. One can only wonder how can such a radical departure from human and American mores have occurred, and so quickly? There is only one explanation, although most will reject it out of hand.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real thing. Never in my life have I seen such frothing at the mouth by people of supposed intelligence and of influence when they trash Trump. And their rhetoric points accusatory fingers at President 45 for everything he says or does, no matter how virtuous or innocent.  When I see and hear the vitriol that pours out of their mouths, it reminds me very much of how the demons manifested when Jesus approached their victims. My friends, this political warfare we have experienced is actually spiritual in nature. I might go out on a limb and say this is the warm up for the final war between good and evil.

What I’m wondering is what the media will do when Trump is no longer around to kick to the curb. What is CNN going to do to fill up the airwaves? I know much of the bandwidth will be spent in praising the democratic regime, but there will be a void in their lives if they don’t have someone to bash. Here’s my guess on that. If they were to attack quote unquote Christians, then those Christians who support abortion and homosexuality, etc, would be lumped in. To avoid painting them with the same brush, the bad Christians can be labeled as Trumpists or Trumpsters so they can be lampooned without restraint. And so we who embrace fundamentalist Christian values will become the new face of Trump and become the whipping boys of the mainstream media. Fasten your seatbelts, my friends. My advice to you is to not let your love grow cold despite the iniquity that will soon engulf us. The Bible did tell us the world would hate us and that we would walk the path of tribulation, even if we were not born in the era of the Great Tribulation.

To Be or Not To Be … Free?

            Almost two weeks ago a group of people stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC and caused a bit of a ruckus. Condemnation poured in on both sides, liberal and conservative.  FBI agents are proactively seeking to arrest every one that was involved and seem hell bent on prosecuting to the max. There seems to be some proof that this so called riot was a brainchild of the left in order to give them ammunition to point fingers at the right and give them reason to impeach President Trump once again. I don’t know about that, but it does seem to be part of their MO. Obviously, many of the people participating were Patriots, but were they perhaps egged on by members of Antifa or BLM? Mob mentality is not a good thing. And when an emotional situation, such as where people have been frustrated by the lack of governmental response to a potentially rigged election, individuals sometimes do things they normally would not do. And on the other hand, we have plenty of rednecks supporting Trump who don’t have any sensitivity against violence. Frankly it was not a good situation. BUT.

            Let’s examine the situation more closely. If China (and perhaps other nations) was/were involved in stealing this election, that would be an act of war. And if Americans were involved in election fraud, they would be perhaps guilty of treason. For Americans to accept those results in the pacifist and peaceful manner that we have pretty much always done in our history would be exactly what the enemy (internally and externally) wants us to do.  In other words, they would be taking advantage of our reticence to commit mayhem to grab control of our government.

            Let me state that I hate violence. I have never even been in a fist fight in my 71 years on planet Earth. What little fighting I do is with my computer keyboard when I fight for truth using words. However, I have to admit that without violence, America would not have won their independence from England back in 1776-1783. There were Americans who condemned the hooligans who pulled off the Boston Tea Party. Many Americans stood with the British and in some cases aided them by spying etcetera. Those Tories were not treated very kindly by the patriots when the war was over. The decision the Colonists made to demand that King George let his people go did not come lightly. It can be argued that America still would have been granted their independence in the same manner as Canada and Australia and other colonies of England. Perhaps, but it is also possible that our action set the precedent for those other emancipations.   

            I find it ironic that millions of our citizens have donned uniforms to go off to war, including in Vietnam where the threat to our freedom was not exactly clear cut. The true foe in that war was China. Ditto for the Korean war. Now we find ourselves in a position where those who are truly woke and see the incursions of the dragon into our society, to pull it down from within instead of by direct force, are labeled terrorists and those who accept that the election was without fraud and foreign intervention can brag about being patriots.  

Violence is not what we Americans normally do. And neither do we threaten and even punish people because they have supported a certain political candidate. The Dems have said they want unity. But from the comments made by media and some politicians, what they seek is total subservience. It will be their way or the highway. Trump supporters will be deprogrammed or else. What do you suppose the “or else” would entail? Could it possibly be violence?  

Here’s my dilemma. I don’t want to kill anybody. I abhor the thought of blood running in our streets. I truly do. I also do not want to see my government run by communists hell bent on bringing hell on earth to anyone who believes in a deity outside the communist party. We Christians often tout that God enabled America to break away from England so that all might have religious freedom. I totally can see that. The American military might was puny in comparison with that of the redcoats, who augmented their forces with Hessian mercenaries. Yet the colonists were able to defeat the British in the revolutionary war. Would those who froze at Valley Forge or were strafed by German machine gun fire on Omaha Beach, or gave their life at Iwo Jima look down upon us in favor if we allowed the torch of freedom to be extinguished in America because we were afraid? Would even God be pleased if He indeed did orchestrate the battle victories in the 1776 era?  Sounds like He would want us to fight again to keep that freedom.

On the other hand, when Jesus came to earth, he showed no inclination of disturbing the powers that were at the time, the Romans. The early Christians in the Roman Empire suffered from persecution and were belittled by Roman society. Perhaps that pacifist stance is intended for us as well-and not armed resistance. Tyrants are rarely stopped by goodness, unfortunately. I would hazard a guess that life under totalitarian rule such as we see in China is much worse than the life the colonists faced. I sincerely hope Americans never find out if that is true or not.  Every American, especially those in the military or police forces must face the big question, to be or not to be … free.  And no doubt the most difficult choice will be for those in the military who are ordered to fire on people who are fighting for the same cause that has historically been the responsibility of the military – liberty and justice for all. These truly are the times that try men’s souls.