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Here’s The Real Answer… NOT Gun Control!


Wow! $0.18… off these ridiculous gas prices. What a joke! I pray God will soon open the eyes of Americans and bring this country back to the center. Every vote counts! Let’s get’er done…

I know this is going to be a long one, but it’s VERY IMPORTANT that you read it all!… for our children’s sake.

The children are continuing to be brainwashed by our so-called education system and we can see the effects of that “woke” system in our teens and young adults. They, as a whole, believe in the green movement, abortion and all whites are the problem. Very few have believed in creation and have never stepped inside a church. 

Here’s the simple answer… Parents… BE PARENTS! I know some of you young parents have had some of that woke… shoved down your throats too, but really, how’s that working for you? No discipline, drugs running rampant, children fear other children, schools have to be locked up like a prison to keep them safe (how’s that working?) and teen suicide is at an all-time high.

Politicians holler gun control like that’s the answer, but anyone with a half of a brain knows it for what it is… politics. Let’s go to the root… why are our children running wild saying and doing what they want on cell phones, the internet, and in the streets. How about holding parents responsible for their children’s actions. The child tags a wall, the parents clean it up. The child steals, the parent gets arrested, and so on. Isn’t a person held responsible when his dog bites someone? The dog obviously lacked discipline too.

The children in today’s society have no consequences for their actions…  no discipline. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Proverbs 13:24 He who withholds his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him diligently. That verse doesn’t give you carte blanche to beat your child, it says diligently,  for a good reason, and with restraint.

The scriptures speak many times about the raising of our children so let’s do a little research in the real training manual of life.

The Bible, God’s inspired and authoritative Word, has a great deal to say about parenting, the home, and children. For a sampling, compare the following:

(1) Psalm 128:1-4   How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
Within your house,
Your children like olive plants
Around your table.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord. This teaches us that children are gifts and rewards from the sovereign hand of God; they are blessings and trusts from God. But Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies at the gate. This
warns that for this to be a reality, parents must allow the Lord to build the house (the home) which includes the training of our children.

(2) Proverbs tells us to train up our children in the way they should go (Prov. 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.). This means getting children to go in the right direction.

(3) The Bible also teaches that parents are to bring up their children (nourish them) in the discipline (training) and instruction (admonition) of the Lord (Eph. 6:4  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.). God trains children in His ways through the parents.

(4) Fathers, therefore, are to have their children under control with all dignity (1 Tim. 3:4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity). Why? Because children are born without controls.

God gives this authority to parents, but parents are ultimately accountable to God in both the responsibility for discipline and for the manner and method of discipline. This fact is evident from what we learn in… Ephesians 6:4  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4 has two words that describe the responsibilities and the methods that are important in the nurture of children. “Discipline” (NASB) or “training” (NIV) is the Greek “paideia” from “pais”, “child.” According to the use of this word, there are two ideas in biblical discipline: (a) instruction or education and (b) correction or discipline as with the rod or some form of a corrective control. This is particularly applicable to the smaller child. “Instruction” is the Greek “nouqesia” from “nous”, “mind” and “tiqhmi”, “to put, place.” According to the use of this word, it involves the ideas of reasoning, counsel, warning, and gentle or friendly reproof.

The Principle of Authority

The Right of Authority

As the sovereign Creator of the universe and the One who has established the divine institution of marriage (between one man and one woman) and the home, God has placed children under the authority of their parents. This is more than evident in Scripture by the fact that over and over God addresses parents and gives them the responsibility for the training of their children, not the state (Deut. 6:7-9 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.; Eph. 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.; Col. 3:20 Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.). Parental authority, then, is a delegated authority which means parents are not free to  do with their children as they please. Ultimately, the authority we exercise as parents is God’s authority. Children are stewardships from God, blessings He has given to parents to manage for Him. In our goal to teach them to obey as an obedience to God, it means parenting is designed by God to bring about a change in parents (Eph. 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.).

As parents, then, we are to be in a subordinate relationship to God; we are to exercise only the authority God has given us and do so in accordance with His standards. We are never to arbitrarily establish what is right and wrong by our opinions or those of society unless those standards are based on God’s Word. The parent’s job is to declare what God’s Word says is right and wrong and then seek to promote that in their own lives and in their children’s lives. When this is not the case, the parents are acting in rebellion themselves and ruining, by negative example, the stewardship God has entrusted to their care. This naturally leads to our next point.

The Meaning of Authority

Authority means the delegated right to rule or lead. It means the power to act, decide, command, and judge; it is the right to set policy and this means the responsibility to bring about controls in our children’s lives within the limits of the authority given by God. God has absolute and complete authority and the right of complete control because of who He is as the sovereign Creator (Ps.47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, a great King over all the earth.; 103:19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all; 115:3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.; Dan. 4:34B  For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.; Rom. 9:20b-2120 On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? 21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?). There is an important lesson here. Even God’s authority and control are never arbitrary because it is based on His perfect righteousness and goodness; it is always for the good and blessing of people. For instance, the commandments of God’s Word are not designed to take away our fun and make life miserable. Rather, they are designed to bring safeguards that enhance our capacity for blessing. This is so because of the very character of God who is perfect holiness. This includes God’s perfect righteousness and justice. Inherent in all of this is God’s goodness as our loving benefactor.

The Principle of Control

The Problem of Rebellion

Why do parents need controls? Controls are needed because of the immaturity and foolishness of children, but also because of the natural tendency for rebellion. Because of the fall and man’s sinful condition, rebellion is inherent in all of us. In fact, the words rebel, rebellion, rebellious, etc. occur 170 times in the NIV, 131 in the NASB, and 143 in the NRSV translations. Before we look at a few principles regarding rebellion, control, and authority, let’s note a few verses on this issue: 

Proverbs 29:15 reads, “The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way (left to himself without controls) brings shame to his mother.” Why? Because in his or her rebellion, the child behaves in such a way that it reflects on a parent’s lack of ability or commitment to discipline, to bring control into the child’s life. 1 Samuel 15:23 reads, “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.” With the problem of rebellion and the need for godly control in mind, one of the qualifications of an elder is that he must be “one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity” (1 Tim. 3:4  He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity).

Related to the problem of rebellion and disobedience is, of course, the fact of Satan, the rebel of rebels, and man’s sin. Controls are needed because of the problem of rebellion that is inherent within sinful man through the fall (Gen. 5:3  When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.; Rom. 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned). If there was no rebellion, there would be no need to exercise control. But rebellion is a fact of life. Children are born naturally rebellious and they get that from their parents (Ps. 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin, my mother conceived me.; 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.; Prov. 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.).

God has established institutions of authority (chains of command) such as the government, homes, and the church for the protection of society. These institutions are designed to exercise God’s authority within certain boundaries or defined limits in order to restrain the natural tendency in man to exploit and harm others (Rom. 13:1f  Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.; Eph. 5:22f  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.; 6:1f  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.; Heb. 13:7, 17 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.). The purpose of this authority is to bring control as a hindrance to open rebellion. These limits include: (a) those who are under a particular authority, and (b) the extent and manner in which they are to exercise this authority.

Our authority as a parent is God’s way of protecting children; it is part of His umbrella.

Naturally, satan, the first and chief rebel, is against God’s plan and authority and constantly attacks these institutions to create rebellion. It is significant that the serpent (satan in disguise) approached Eve, not Adam to whom God had given the responsibility of leadership. This is evident by the fact Adam was created first and by the fact, that Eve was uniquely (in contrast to the male and female animals) created from him. After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, the first reason God gave to Adam for the judgments that would follow was his passivity as the constituted leader. Adam had listened to his wife. This was a breakdown in the chain of leadership. Satan works incessantly to cause a misuse of authority (politicians, domination, tyranny) and to cause rebellion even when there is godly and loving leadership in all institutions of authority.

So what is control? It is the power or ability to regulate or guide. It means to hold back, to restrain, curb, or corral. But the goal should always be to promote happy obedience in place of rebellion.

The Relationship of Authority and Control

We can get a better handle on the issues if we look at the relationship between authority and control.

(1) Authority means the responsibility and right to direct and cause another to follow directions. This means the responsibility and right, as necessary, to exercise power to control, restrain, curb, or corral, i.e., the power to use one’s authority to bring about the pressure to restrain someone from going off course to the left or the right or from running unrestrained as mentioned in Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

(2) Authority means the responsibility and right to establish standards that become the measure or the tests for bringing about controls. As authorized by God, parents have the responsibility for developing controls in children who are born without controls and who are inherently rebellious, going astray from birth ( Ps. 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.). As mentioned, a baby’s need for diapers provides a good illustration. Babies must have external controls (diapers) until internal controls can be developed (toilet training). When parents fail to control and then train their children in the various areas of life, it is comparable to failure to use diapers and never toilet train their child. Would you want to face the consequences of an undiapered, non-toilet-trained child in your home? Of course not! But in many other ways, parents fail to establish controls which have their own detrimental consequences to other family members, to the children themselves, and to others in society. In essence, the problems we have in our schools are really parental problems.

The Principle of Nurture (Training Your Child)

Definition of Nurture:

Nurture refers to that environment in which children are to be raised and that brings together, like a corral gate, all the sides and ingredients for the training corral.

In Ephesians 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up (nourish them) in the discipline (training, nurture) and instruction of the Lord., the words, “bring up,” are from the Greek word “entrefw” which means, “to nurture, nourish, provide for with care that nourishes, feeds, or trains.” In other words, we are to provide the kind of care that will promote healthy growth and development. Of course, the context is dealing with spiritual and moral development that flows out of a right relationship with God, walking under God’s control, but it is the fruit of the loving care of godly parents.

Expectations of Nurture:

When we provide the right kind of nurture, when we use God’s training corral, we can and should expect both happy and obedient children. Many parents would settle for simple obedience, but happy obedience should be the goal. Happy obedience is not too much to expect. Note the verses above such as Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing., “serve the Lord with gladness,” and Colossians, joyously giving thanks to the Father.”

Because the disobedience of little children can be cute (at least to their parents and grandparents) the tendency is to laugh and say, “Isn’t she cute?” or “Isn’t he a mess?” But when we do this (and I find this an even greater temptation now that I am a grandparent), we are helping to reinforce disobedience. Parents need to raise their level of expectation to the point they demand and expect obedience but with a happy face.

God wants children to be happy. Happiness is part of the blessing God wants for our children. God also wants children to be obedient. This is God’s order and plan, and it’s important to realize that disobedient children are never truly happy. These two things go together. Happy obedience includes both happy attitudes and obedient actions.

The Elements of Nurture

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up (nourish them) in the discipline (training, nurture) and instruction of the Lord.

What kind of nurture or training provides those ingredients that, when properly brought together act as a corral to contain, control, and train children so they joyfully obey? Scripture promises and teaches that children can be a blessing. Parents do not have to wait in anxious concern and fear in anticipation of those “horrible teenage years.” But neither can they wait until those teenage years to apply the principles of the training corral. So what are the biblical ingredients that makeup God’s training corral? Though each will be discussed in the material that follows, God’s training corral contains five necessary sides: love (the all-important context), instruction (the vital content), dedication (of parent and child), discipline (in words and actions), and example (parental reality).

Let’s note a few key verses:

(1) Proverbs 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort, He will also delight your soul.

“Correct” is the Hebrew “yasar”, which means “to admonish, discipline, instruct.” It is a correction in the form of admonishment, discipline, or instruction that results in education, and true understanding. As used in the Old Testament, this word spoke of chastening, correcting, instructing, and providing all that is necessary for the training of children. But all of these ideas are to be expressions of interpersonal relationships of love and caring. This word is used for God’s loving care for Israel and of a father with a son (Deut. 8:1-5“All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your forefathers. You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your feet swell these forty years. Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.) The general promise God gives for correcting a child is comfort, rest, and delight. To “correct” is to apply the training corral.

(2) Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death. 

A better translation is “because there is hope” or “confident expectation.” Compare Job 11:18 “Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely. and 14:7 “For there is hope for a tree when it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail where we have the very same construction, but where it is translated, “because there is hope.”

“There is” in the Hebrew refers to the idea of absolute existence. God is telling us this is an absolute of God’s Word to be believed and applied. This is a promise, not merely a warning.

“And do not desire his death” is literally “but unto his death do not lift up your soul.” With this second clause, we have a slight problem with interpretation. There are two possible views: (a) It provides a warning against improper disciplines, such as discipline out of revenge, impatience, or uncontrolled anger. In this case, we would translate it, “but do not be carried away (i.e., in your discipline) unto his death.” Or, (b) the second clause provides a warning against the consequences of leniency. Derek Kidner, in his commentary on Proverbs, titles this verse “deadly leniency.” By their translations, the ASV, KJV, NIV, NASB, and other versions seem to understand this second clause in this way, though NASB could be taken in the sense of the first interpretation. “To lift up the soul” is a Hebrew idiom that means, “to will or desires something, to set one’s heart or volition on something.” (The NIV “do not be a willing party to his death.” NASB “do not desire his death”.)

The second clause provides a contrast to the first. To neglect discipline because of a lack of confidence in God’s methods, or because of the pain the child’s crying brings, or because of the parent’s laziness, or sentimentality, or whatever, is in essence to desire the child’s death. Far better should the child cry under the loving and healthy correction than the parents should cry under the bitter fruit of a failure to discipline ( Prov. 23:13-14 Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
14 You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol.).

(3) Ephesians 6:4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

“Discipline” refers broadly to the whole process of training, but particularly in the form of discipline. “Instruction” is a word that literally means to put sense in the mind. It refers to encouragement by words and assurances if that is needed or to admonish if that is needed.

(4) Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.

In this one little verse there is a command to obey, “train up,” and a promise to claim, “and when he is old (mature) he will not depart from it.” In this, we have both God’s charge and His promise to every parent. Parents need to know what this means and believe and trust in its methods. The issue, of course, is knowing what the verse says and fulfilling the command. May I suggest that this verse means far more than what immediately meets the eye and nothing at all of what most think? The verse is not talking about mere forced parental conformity. It is not saying, send your children to Sunday school or have them memorize the Ten Commandments and everything will work out. It goes much deeper than that.

The word “train” is the Hebrew “chanak” which, according to its usage in ancient times, had four important ideas that are instructive for understanding and illustrating God’s training corral. Obviously, the context must determine how “chanak” is being used in any given context, but the various uses do provide some striking suggestions and illustrations of what is involved in training.

1. First, “chanak” could mean “to dedicate.” It was used four other times in the Old Testament and in each case the primary idea is to inaugurate something through a service of dedication which usually involved sacrifice (Deut. 20:5 The officers also shall speak to the people, saying, ‘Who is the man that has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise, he might die in the battle and another man would dedicate it., 1 Kings 8:63 Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the Lord, 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord.; and 2 Chron. 7:5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. Thus the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.). More will be said on this below under the aspect of a parent’s dedication to raising children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

2. Second, another idea in “chanak” is “to throttle, make narrow, or discipline.” In Arabic, a sister language, this word was used of a rope in a horse’s mouth, like a bit in a bridal to make the animal submissive and bring it under control. This certainly illustrates how training includes the use of discipline, and the application of external controls, in order to bring a child under control, which ultimately means God’s control.

3. Third, another idea in “chanak” is that of “instruction.” How does it get this meaning? In its most fundamental meaning, it meant “to initiate, start,” or “introduce someone to something or to someone.” From that, it came to have the idea of “to train” because, in instruction, we are introducing our children to God and to His Word and starting them in God’s path or way of life.

4. Fourth, another idea in “chanak” is to “initiate, create an appetite.” This source was from outside the Old Testament, but at least by way of illustration it has application to the process of training. The word actually meant, “palate, the roof of the mouth.” Related to the basic idea of initiation was its later use in Arabic as the action of a midwife who would rub the palate of a newborn with olive oil or the oil of crushed dates in order to give a taste, create an appetite, and get the baby to suckle. Certainly, one of the necessary ingredients in training children is that of giving children a taste of the reality of God by the model or example of the parent. We can’t expect our children to be real with God if we are phonies. They pick up on our attitudes and patterns whether we like it or not. What we are is vital, indeed, even determinative to what they become. 

Are you doing God’s Work? Are you following His training? In other words, are you setting the example or just giving lip service?

It’s time to step up and be the BOLD, honorable Christian God expects you to be, if not…now’s the time to get’er done!

This was a long one, but perhaps the most important one to date, and I pray you’ll study it closely and do further research on your own. I also pray this message will touch the brainwashed woke crowd and hopefully, it will open the eyes of those who care about the direction our country is being led.

Until we get together again, we love ya all, many blessings, and please; KEEP LOOKING UP!

Semper Fidelis


   My prayer for you:

Father, I ask forgiveness for our sins and ask for Your mercy and grace. I pray eyes will open and paths will change through the power of prayer. I also pray for a great revival in our land and our nation to repent and return to You, the Creator, Father, and Lord of our lives. I pray the satanic control over our government be revealed and brought down and to be punished as You see fit. Lord, no matter what circumstances we are in I know you are in control and everything is in Your time, not ours, Lord. I just pray Your time is soon. 

We give You all the praise and glory,

In Jesus’ name, we pray


God Is Listening… Are You?

I often wonder how many people actually read these messages? Most comments I receive are in my email and very few come in via the comment section. I wish those who read this blog and get something from it, would pass on the website to others and help build a group of like-minded Christians. I’d sure appreciate the help and I know God would bless you for helping spread His word. So come on, get involved with us…

In these troubled times that were prophesized in the scriptures, we as Christians need to come together; Philippians 2:2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Of course, we know that one purpose is the great commission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 By the way, each one of us, as born-again Christians are ordained to do just that, it’s not a suggestion, it’s a commandment… You don’t have to be ordained by a denomination or anyone else, He ordained you to go into all the world and preach the gospel. It doesn’t say go get a theology degree and then find someplace to preach. If Billy Graham would have needed that(He never finished high school) just think of the blessings the world would have missed because of rules sat down by man.

As traveling evangelists, we visit many churches of different denominations. I like to rate their friendliness among other very important things such as staying on course and being biblically correct to the best of my knowledge.

We recently visited the same church two Sundays in a row (Mambrino Baptist Church) because we enjoyed hearing a no-nonsense message straight from the scriptures and good old fashion praise and worship, not a rock and roll show of look at me. It was great! However, some of the warm, Christian friendliness was lacking. On the two Sundays, we’ve attended only two people have approached us, one each Sunday. Do you say maybe it’s covid? Well, we all sit next to each other and everything else seems normal. And yes, we took showers before we went :-).

Anyway, please know I’m not being judgmental, but I’d certainly like to let my readers know when we happen upon a good church and of course warn them on the opposite end as well, a non-bible teaching church is very dangerous and, there are plenty of those out there too, so be careful. Remember end-time teachings tells us of false teachers and prophets. (2 Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,) rest assured, this one (Mambrino Baptist) defiantly teaches the word of God, if you live in the Granbury, Texas area try this one, it’s out on the Mambrino Hwy.

Don’t go to church for just the fellowship, that is a part of it, but the most important part is a place where you can further your knowledge of God and strengthen your walk with the Lord. The best way to do that is in service to Him and staying in the word. The fellowship usually comes automatically when you get involved with your church’s outreach programs or other projects that might be in your bailiwick. Hebrews 10:24-25  and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

God, gave each one of us a gift (talent) to use for good, find yours, and put it to use. He will equip you for whatever He wants you to do, all you have to do is step out in faith and then watch our amazing Lord do a work in you! He can’t do anything in your life until you ask, just sitting in the pew, no matter where you are in your life… old, young, or handicapped, doesn’t matter or get the job done, so get plugged in and get started on a great adventure… Most churches have more things to do than people willing to help.

Each one of us CAN make a difference! Are you ready to put “ALL” your trust in the Lord and do something about this mess we’re in? Or just sit there complaining, watching our country implode? 

Like I’ve said many times before… it’s your choice which way your elevator goes, up or down… get off the fence! WE CAN DO IT!

We here at On The Road For Christ sure love ya in the Lord, and if you don’t have a bible we want you to have one at absolutely no cost to you. Just send us your mailing address via email ( and we’ll get one off to you…

Many blessings to all my sisters and brothers, until we get together again… KEEP LOOKING UP!

Semper Fidelis



My prayer for you: 

Heavenly Father, We, as mortals make many mistakes, which often are sins. Many times man is hard to forgive us but you as our loving Father, are always ready and willing to forgive our sins through your grace and mercy. I come to you now, asking for that forgiveness… Lord, so much is wrong and I believe impossible to right without your help. Lord, you are the answer to ALL our needs, whether you intervene or not is, of course, your decision, but I pray you will intercede on the behalf of your children who love You. 

I pray our leaders find the open path to you and choose life over death and bring this country out of this tailspin we’re in before it’s too late.

Father, I thank you for hearing all our prayers and give you ALL the praise and glory for the things you do…

In the precious name of Jesus, I pray.


Live In The Shadow Of The Cross…


Isn’t it amazing how some people are still gullible enough to believe all the smoke and mirrors coming out of our government about Jan. 6th.? The evil one (Pelosi) has not and won’t be called on her actions nor will the real instigators ever be brought to justice, it’s still the same old witch hunt… let’s hang it on Trump. Of course, the Whitehouse is hoping this is a big enough distraction you won’t notice gas is over $5.00 a gallon, inflation is going through the roof, baby formula is practically non-existent, and our southern border is being invaded. Oh, and don’t forget the people against people violence, you know what I’m talking about, the one the media calls gun violence, where that inanimate object jumps up by itself and starts shooting people…

Talk about smoke and mirrors, the simple way to stop school shootings and take back our streets is by putting armed former veterans in schools and arming law-abiding, trained Americans. With all the lies and misdirection coming out of the Whitehouse, anyone with a modicum of sense should be able to see through it unless they want to see the ruin of our country. So it leaves God-fearing, patriotic Americans with this question… Who Can You Trust?

These are perplexing times we live in. Some may not want to hear what I am about to share. In these “last days”, it is important that we are aware of what is going on in the world.

Hopefully, none of us live our lives by the fake news or what we read in the printed newspaper, but by the printed and inspired Word of God.

Nevertheless, I feel I should remind us of how short the days are.

Allow me to share with you what I found this week in the news.

Source: The front page of the USA Today newspaper.

Title: “Fuel for nuclear weapons is more widely available than the public has been told.”

Conclusion: There are two significant problems in keeping our world safe from having a nuclear catastrophe.

A) Nations, such as Russia, have less and less money to finance the security of weapons sites still left from the “Cold War”

B) A recent study by the Natural Resource Defense Council found that “It’s a lot easier to make a nuclear explosive device than the public has been led to believe.”

What does all of this information mean to people like us living in small-town USA?

The world that once felt safe from the threats of the “Cold War” is now learning how to live in more and more fear and instability. The world is convinced that our days of peace and freedom are determined by the world’s leaders.

Question: What does the Word of God tell us about who we can turn to and trust in these days of pandemonium?

How does all of this relate to the Word of God written 2000 years ago?

 Matthew 28:16-18 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Our text takes place on a little hillside called the “Mt. of Olives”. Just like us, the disciples had gathered themselves there to meet with Jesus. It was here that Jesus made a statement of authority followed by a call to commitment.

Jesus’ Statement;

“All authority has been given to me.”

Regardless of what the world is trying to tell us in its newspapers and on television, the statement made by Jesus tells us that nothing has happened, or will ever happen, without His direct authority.

Despite what’s happening on the world scene, Jesus has direct authority over everything that takes place. We know that to have been the case while He was here on this earth. And we know that today. Jesus has direct authority over everything that will happen today, this week, this year, and to the end of this age.

Jesus commanded everything to be subject to His voice.

Whether it was the storm out on the high seas or the demons that tormented the demoniac.

Folks, Jesus is the Lord of your future!

Consider this;

The Bible tells the story of how disciples had to watch our Lord Jesus be beaten and judged before the Sanhedrin Court. Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus to be hung on a cross to die in total humiliation.

There were a lot of terrible things that happened to Jesus and the disciples. The disciples felt as though they were facing uncertain days ahead.

The disciples were not sure what was going on, or what was going to happen to their lives with Jesus being crucified.

The disciples were frightened of what their future held for them.

The disciples had to learn 3 important things that we must also learn…

First, when you decide to allow Jesus to save you from your sins, you must make Him Lord over every area of your life.

This is not something you kind of grow into and become mature in. It is not a Personality that is being slowly developed in our lives or something that we hope to become or even an option for you to choose when and how you want to live for God.

You cannot accept His love and forgiveness and then not live under His Authority. To receive the true forgiveness of Christ means you must also receive the His Authority.

Acts 2:36God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Philippians 2:10-11  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Why is this so important? Because in these days of uncertainty, we need to understand Who is in charge, and comprehended the authority of Christ.

There are many weak Christians that only rely on God to save them from an eternity in hell.

Oftentimes, what the world is saying has a greater influence on the people of God than the authority of Christ has.

Jesus said,

“All authority has been given to me…”

When you make Jesus the Savior of your life, you are not granted permission to do whatever you want to with your life. When you are saved by grace, you are also placed under the authority of Christ (along with everything else in this world.)

The second thing the disciples had to learn, we must also learn…

 When Jesus is the Lord and authority of our lives, we are to naturally walk in His truths. This is something that Christ has already established for us a long time ago. Our Responsive Reading states this for us. “…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,…”We must accept the Bible as the only complete and absolute truth.

What those verses mean is that we are to walk and obey the truths that Jesus put in place long before the world ever began, we cannot change the rules. We cannot rewrite, alter or modify the commands/principles of Jesus.

We do not have an option with the Holy Word of the Lord. It is not a piece of poetic literature that we can pick and choose what we will or won’t agree with. When we accept Christ as Savior and Lord we must accept everything the Word of God has for us.

Jesus was praying to His Father in John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

The problem we sometimes have is when we do not embrace the complete truth of God’s Word.

As an example, someone who is raised (as a child) in a prejudiced and racist home will become a racist and a bigot.

Later in life, that person finds that he/she must have Christ save them from their sins. But unfortunately, they refuse to let go of the way they were raised.

What sometimes happens is they will modify their interpretation of what the Word of God says so it will fit into what they have always believed.

Now I just used an extreme example. There are plenty of other examples that could fit your life. Here’s another.

If I am raised in a home that allows/accepts drinking and smoking, I may choose to continue abusing my body with things that are not good for it. And if that is the case, I may never allow the Lord to rule over my health. I will continue to destroy my body while I profess to be a Christian.

Where is the authority of Christ for us?

We must allow Christ to have authority over every area of our lives!

His truth is the ultimate & absolute truth. There can be no debating the Lordship and authority of Christ.

Here’s another example.

Some people will become Christians and will continue in other philosophies of mankind. Such as false religions.

No, they won’t go and bow before Allah, the god of the Muslims. But they will believe that we all have access to heaven through other gods.

Where is the authority of Christ?

We must know that Jesus is the only way, the only truth, and the only life.

The third thing the disciples had to learn that we must also learn –

 We must declare Jesus Lord over our minds and every opinion we have. When anyone becomes a Christian, they have ungodly thinking that must come under the authority of Christ. The Bible tells us that our minds are to be transformed into the mind of Christ.

Matthew 22:37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

Everything in our minds must come under the complete authority of Christ.

We cannot be a Christian in our private life and someone else in our public life.

Even your political persuasion should be under the complete authority of Christ. Whether you are a democrat or republican really doesn’t matter. When it comes to politics, only what you believe is the will of God for our God-fearing country matters.

Here’s an example…You cannot be a Christian in your personal life, but in your public life, if you accept things such as abortion.

The world thinks you should because (for them) it is politically correct/acceptable.

The point is this…  Whatever we think or do in our life must be under the complete submission of Christ Almighty, and no one else. Not your parents’ position, your favorite talk show host, not your best friend and confidant, not some psychic, and, not even yourself.

“Jesus must be Lord over everything.”

There is a purpose in all of this, and it has to do with what we are now faced with in this nation and in your communities.

It appears that we are fast approaching days of more fear and terror. Nevertheless, God is in control!

 Romans 13:1-5   Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’s sake.

Many Christians(I pray) disagree with the politics and certain politicians. And that is okay. What our nation is going through is causing controversy all over the world. We must remember that it is God Who rules over the politicians. The truth here is that all governmental authority has been established by God.

In the Bible, we can find many cases in which even unrighteous governments are established. But they were all used for the purposes of the Lord. What complicates things is when Christians forget that Jesus is Lord.

Jesus said to all of His disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

 Romans 9:17-18  For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.” 18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

Do you remember the story of when Jesus was brought before Pilate and Jesus would not speak to him?

John 19:9-11   and he entered into the praetorium again and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate *said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me unless it had been given you from above; for this reason, he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

What this tells us is that power = authority

Two of the most ungodly politicians, Pilate in the New Testament and the Pharoah in the Old Testament were both sent for the salvation and deliverance of God’s people with authority given to them by God.

We can trust what God is doing by what He says in His Holy Word. Listen to this.

Daniel 2:21 says that God “removes kings and raises up kings.”

Apparently… God is God.

He gets to do whatever He wants to.

All authority is given to Christ. Not to us. Not to anyone else.

The truth is this. Those in authority over us have been given their authority by God.

There is another point to make here. We must pray for our nation’s President and its leaders to protect our country.

 I Timothy 2:1-4   First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

The man in authority at the time this was written to Timothy was King Nero. He was one of the most inhumane kings ever.

King Nero was known to take babies from the Christians and burn them on a stick for his torches at his garden parties. The Christians of that day lived under the kingship of a disgusting and vile man.

 I Peter 2:13-17  13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

Apparently, this was a time of incredible torment to the Christians. There were no born-again Kings having prayer breakfast in the Oval Office, just like now…There was rampant unrighteousness in all of the politics of that time throughout the world!

Not much different than today… Still, we are to pray for those in authority over us. 

I know, it’s hard when so much evil is going on, but remember nothing in the scriptures said being a bible believing Christian would be easy…

We love all of you with the love of the Lord, may the Lord’s blessing abound in your lives, and for goodness sakes… KEEP LOOKING UP! 

Until next time,

Semper Fidelis


My prayer for you;         

Father, what a time we live in, we come to you asking forgiveness for our sin and pray for your healing grace and mercy for our country, world, and leaders that are in power. I pray they open their hearts to you and turn toward the cross for their guidance.

I pray law and order be reasserted in our cities and peace be found throughout the world. Lord, we need complete healing, from the tops of our heads to the souls of our feet. I pray You to fill us with your living water and bring this world into alignment with Your holy word.

I ask this in our Lord and Saviors’ name… Jesus Christ


The Real Answer… “GOD” and Family, Not Gun Control!




Every day new crimes happen worse than the ones the day before, when we think it can’t get any worse the deviants and black hearts turn it up another notch. Every time a crime makes the headlines the criminals in DC (politicians) politicize it rather than do any real progress to stop it. They put the blame on inanimate objects not the person in control of it… the bomb killed…, the car killed…, the gun killed…, and it goes on and on. As far as they are concerned the person using these inanimate objects is the secondary cause, it wouldn’t make political news to go after the reason these sick criminals comment those crimes. The hot button right now is to ban the gun, of course, the real reason for that isn’t what they’d like you to believe… a disarmed nation is a defenseless nation… Remember Hitler? How’d that work for Germany?

Some countries make it mandatory to have a gun handy (Israel for one), in other words, it’s the law to be armed, and guess what no mass shootings there. An armed society is a polite society.  These cowards that open up on unarmed, innocent people are just that “COWARDS!”

if a coward knew his victim was armed and the victim knew how to use his sidearm he wouldn’t be a victim.

I guess we’ll need to take cars off the streets and knives out of our kitchen drawers next.

Of course Aids, Abortion, and opioids kill more people than cars, guns, and knives put together, but you don’t hear your congressman on the 6 o’clock news making a stand on those thousands of deaths… no political hey there… Instead, let’s have gay rights parades, kill more innocent babies with abortions and give druggies free needles.

Remember God only put up with Sodom and Gomorrah for so long before He put an end to them… I wonder how much time we have left?

God gave us free will to choose our path, and it isn’t looking too good so far, our leaders have chosen a path of destruction, look around you, it’s undeniable… unless you’re a part of it and blind.

This country… the world needs to find God!… Can that happen?

I pray it can, but ultimately it’s up to God… It always has been.

We’ve been in full-time service to Him for many years, but the enemy seems to knock us down practically every day and the struggle to get up gets harder and harder. I know without Him helping us up, we would be no more. With His encouraging love, we keep fighting on.

Recently a cyber crime was perpetrated against our ministry and instead of the criminal being tracked down and prosecuted for defrauding our donation page with stolen credit card numbers we are being made to pay the bank charges on their criminal act… how messed up is that? we were the victims, So now we’ve pulled our donation page down and anybody wanting to help this ministry will need to contact us directly through our email. I know that’s inconvenient and I want to thank everyone in advance for their understanding and still caring enough to help this ministry. We work hard to get the Lord’s word out to the lost… BLESSINGS to you!

How about you, what are your needs? Why don’t you let us know so we can agree with you in prayer? ( Lord wants to help and He knows your every need, He’s just waiting on you to ask, once you ask all you have to do is have trust and believe in Him and He WILL act on your behalf. That doesn’t mean He’ll always give you the answer you’re looking for, but in the end, it will be the answer best suited for your needs.

We are in a very dark time in our land my friends, and I know it’s tough to believe the Lord cares with so much happening… but He does. Please keep praying, He is our hope and redemption. Continue to pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 over our country every day, pray for the elections coming up, pray for Godly people to be put in office, and last but not least pray for one another. We, believers, must all come together as one in the body of Christ, united in one voice against the atrocities going on in our country.

Standing up for Christian values is a responsibility we each have to take seriously, it’s a requirement of a true believer and a follower of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We must take action now or pay the consequences of doing nothing.  Revelation 3:15-16  ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

Each day my friends is a gift from God, I pray for you to use it wisely.

Until we get together again may your blessings overflow and you all stay safe… KEEP LOOKING UP!

Semper Fidelis



My prayer for you:

Heavenly Father,

I lift these needs to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters. I ask for your divine justice to once again be the law of the land and for those that would make it any other way to be revealed and dealt with.

Lord, I know healing for sickness and disease is asked of you constantly, why do we have ongoing viruses and disease with no answers in sight and you allow big pharma to get wealthy off of people’s suffering? I ask again for relief from these seemingly incurable diseases.

I pray for Godly leadership to return to our land and our government to once again be for the people, not, out of control, self-centered politicians.

Lord, I would ask for boldness among us, and to give us strength and faith to go forward into battle with those would choose to destroy Your word. I pray for the unity of my fellow believers to come together and lift up the name above all names… JESUS CHRIST and it’s in His precious we Pray,