Corruption corrupts and one devastating characteristic of it is that it can creep in unnoticed.
I find it interesting how our President hesitates to call, or never calls Islamic jihadi terrorism terrorism, but jumps to conclusions and asserts himself as knowing what happened and why they happened in non Islamic jihadi events.
Do you remember the beer summit where he jumped to the conclusion a police officer was out of line in arresting his professor friend?
There are many patterns that have emerged in the 7 years of his leadership that are extremely troubling.
He said “I am going to fundamentally transform America” and tons of people cheered thinking his changes were going to be positive. Others cheered because they hate America and its core values and they understood he was going to create chaos which he has done.
As a former athlete I understand the importance of developing good fundamentals and the continuing focus on maintaining good fundaments.
As a minister of the gospel of the kingdom of God I understand the importance of the fundamentals of the [our] faith.
Fundamentals are the basic or core beliefs and ways to do things the correct way. That is why you see things in the New Testament such as:
“3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Jude warns true believers in Christ Jesus about contending for THE FAITH and then describes the faith as the one that was “once and for all handed down to the saints.” Jude then warns how certain persons have crept in unnoticed to undermine God’s grace and turn it into something Jesus nor His apostles ever meant it to be.
In other words Jude was saying that “the faith” and “the grace of our Lord” is susceptible to be perverted by perverted people whose mission in life is to pervert that which is given to liberate people.
Jude describes them so we can recognize them!
10 But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. 12 These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; 13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.”
Are revilers of things they don’t understand – Barack Obama has reviled Christianity and true Christians from the onset of his Presidency, even to the degree of bowing before foreign heads of state. The only head of State or king a true Christian bows to is Jesus Christ the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Are like unreasoning animals destroyed by the things they instinctively know – Barack Obama is a ravenous wolf hell bent on destroying the fabric of our society for his own personal, political and religious gain. But he will not be successful ultimately because he is contending against the true King.
Go the way of Cain – Cain killed his brother when he did not get his way with God. [I have a blog on Cain]
For financial gain rush headlong into the way of Balaam – Balaam was a false prophet for hire.
Perish in the way of Korah – Attacking God’s true person of authority never ends well in the end.
Are selfish and fearless imposters who join in the love feasts [communion meal]. These imposters are “hidden reefs” that cause the shipwreck of other people’s faith who are not spiritual enough to recognize the danger they pose.
Are clouds without water – They have the appearance of refreshing and providing for the cultivation of people’s productivity but instead they are empty and void of any real help.
Are carried about by winds – They are not anchored to real truth. They are not moved by the Spirit of God. They are moved by “winds” which are unseen forces of destruction. They are not their own person. They have given them selves over to others who rule through them.
Are autumn trees without fruit – They have tons of colorful leaves but there is nothing in them that is of real benefit. They look good and that is all they have to offer.
Are doubly dead – They live but have no real life in them. They gave up the life God gave them and in the end will die an eternal death separated from the God who gave them life and promoted them to places of prominence.
Will be uprooted – Their root [core values] will be exposed when God topples them over.
Are wild waves of the sea – They are tumultuous in their representation of the sea of people they were called to lead and influence in a positive way for God.
Cast up their own shame like foam – They will have no one to blame when they are exposed as frauds because they made the decisions to be shameful in their behavior. Like foam they have no real substance!
Are wandering stars – They are rebellious and wander from the course God designed for them. They left the call of God on their lives to answer the call to self reliance and self indulgence.
Will end up in a very dark place – ‘Black’ means totally obscured and unable to see clearly, a cloud. The reference is that they chose to allow their judgment to be clouded and so their eternal state will be confusion and derision. The word ‘darkness’ literally means the absence of light. Jesus said that He was THE light of the world. When they chose to reject Jesus they chose to live without His light. Their end is complete misery!
These folks according to Jude have been “long beforehand marked out for this condemnation.” I believe our President is one of these people. He came to us as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, claiming to be a Christian yet his beliefs and policies are anti Christian to the core.
I am NOT saying Barack Obama is the anti Christ! I am saying I believe he was marked by God long ago, just as Pharaoh of old was marked and raised up by God so that God’s power could be manifested on behalf of His covenant people.
Barack Obama came to us as a wolf in sheep’s clothing! He discarded his sheep’s clothing rather quickly and for some time the emperor has been naked, revealing his ravenous ways.
The naked truth is President Obama is not a good sheep. And he certainly is not a good shepherd of the sheep.
I believe the people of God are on the precipice of major breakthroughs as God reveals His power, dominion and authority, in and through His real sheep [covenant people].
A Psalm of David
“1 The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’
2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
3 Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.
4 The Lord has sworn And will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.’
5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.”
Jesus, as the good shepherd has begun the execution of kings as He judges among the nations. He is filling the places with dead bodies and He will execute the heads of many countries.
This Psalm is not talking about literally killing leaders or the people they are leading. It is talking about the release of God’s power and authority in the earth through His people which will result in the elimination of ungodly rule through ungodly rulers.
“The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'”
- For all of the rapture enthusiasts – Jesus is not coming to rapture [rescue] you off this planet so you will not have to execute your assignment.
- Jesus is remaining in heaven ’till’ something significant happens and that significant happening is the surrender of God’s enemies to God and the submission of His enemies to God.
“The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!”
- Zion, according to the writer of Hebrews tells us in chapter 12, is the blood bought Church of the living God.
- The Lord is sending His authority out of His people, the Church, which is made up of people born again through the blood of Jesus. This began on the day of Pentecost in the first century.
- These people will rule with Him “IN THE MIDST OF HIS ENEMIES.”
- This means Jesus and His people are ruling right now as He sits in heaven at the right hand of Father God.
“Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.”
- God’s people will be so excited about the release of God’s power they will line up to volunteer to be a part of what He is doing in the earth. Right now you can’t depend on God’s people to even show up for a prayer service, or a worship service. BUT a day is coming when there will be so many volunteers leaders won’t know what to do with all of them.
“The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'”
- God is committed to a new type and level of priesthood that is eternal in nature and rewards victory over God’s enemies.
“The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.”
- Jesus is currently at the right hand of the Father and He is presently executing kings in the day [not days] of His wrath.
- The day of His wrath was in 70A.D. when He came in vengeance to destroy Judaism and Judaism’s leaders. He continues His execution of His plan of world dominance as He set it forth in the Garden of Eden and it will end with the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our God and Christ.
“He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.”
- Jesus’ judgment extends out from Jerusalem and Judaism to all of the nations [ethnic groups] and [the] countries [they live in] on the planet.
- This judgment is judicial in nature and not militaristic. The dead bodies are not literal. They are the bodies of governments that are no longer viable in the affairs of the citizens they were leading.
- The execution of the head of many countries speaks of the removal of the leaders who do not lead under His leadership [Lordship].
“He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.”
- Jesus shall drink by the brook [stream, torrent].
- This word is related to the word used in the Old Testament where God told His covenant people in the OT to go in and “possess” their inheritance. This possession was the dispossession of everyone and everything that stood on and in the way of them obtaining the inheritance God promised them.
- In the Old Testament the connotation was physical warfare and the killing or enslaving everyone that stood in the way.
- In the New Testament our warfare is NOT against human beings, even though our enemy the devil uses human beings as tools through wish he plies his trade [craft and craftiness].
- To drink means to drink and to give a drink.
- It also means to irrigate which means to provide life giving nourishment to what you have planted.
- Irrigate medicinally means to apply a continuous flow of water and or medicine to a wound or organ.
- Jesus, the Head of the Church, His covenant people, and the Head of the brook, stream, river, torrent of anointing and power will lift up the head [authority of His kings and priests] so that He and they together will complete the mission of transformation of the earth back to God’s original design.
- The world and worldly people are sick with sin and the only cure is the Cross of Christ Jesus, and the message of forgiveness of iniquity and sin and the healing of physical infirmities that flow out from it.
- This message under the anointing of the Holy Spirit will bring redemption, reconciliation to God, reconstruction and the revitalization of the people and planet God so loves.
18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient — 19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
The “fully preaching” of Gods’ gospel is in the POWER of the Holy Spirit with MIGHTY signs and wonders so that the Gentiles [every person not related to God the Father through faith in His Son Jesus Christ]. The end result is obedience to God!!!!!!
By the way, the word for signs and wonders in Hebrew [the language of the Old Testament] is môphêth [pronounced mo-faith].
Come on everybody! Mo-faith produces signs and wonders and signs and wonders produce mo-faith.
Where are God’s volunteers?
Do God’s people not realize we ARE IN THE DAY OF GOD’S POWER?
“You shall receive POWER after the Holy Spirit comes upon [up and on] you.” This is speaking of the believer being immersed [baptized] in the [Person] of the Holy Spirit.
Christian, have you been immersed in the Holy Spirit since you believed in [and received] Jesus Christ as you Lord?
If not, why not?
What are you waiting on?
Volunteer yourself to receive POWER from on high!
Barack Hussein Obama, as the anti shepherd, does not believe in our core, basic values so he works to undermine and weaken them in order to create disorder so his value system can be implemented.
His value system is “divide and conquer” so that more un-godly governmental control can be exerted on the citizenry he is supposed to lead to, and in, their personal freedoms.
His value system is “America and God loving people” are the problem and we need to be put in our place. That is why he has constantly attacks Christianity and our deeply Christian roots as well as blamed America and apologized for America everywhere he goes, especially on foreign soil, and specifically in the Muslim world.
Remember the memo that went out early in his “reign” that the people “we the people” had to be wary of were “Bible thumping Christians, ex military and other people he is afraid of.
Barack Obama crept in under the pretense of “hope and change” flashing his big smile and a lot of people took the bait. Those who did not were viciously maligned as racist and ignorant.
Wake up America!
“If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?” [Psalm 11:3]
The first thing they can do is repent for being duped and for allowing the foundations to be destroyed. Many Christians voted Obama into office – two times!
They can humble themselves and pray!
They can seek God’s face [pleasure] and turn from THEIR wicked [twisted] ways!
They can quit blaming others and take personal responsibility for their personal irresponsibilities.
They can view the world from a Biblical perspective and judge what political leaders say and do, and how they vote on critical issues. Then they must vote out all of the liars who make promises they never keep as well as all of those who never intended to defend the Constitution.
Christians should base their vote on the plumb line of Scripture, not their felt needs. They must vote according to Biblical principles such as individual freedom and responsibility as well as life is valuable and children are a gift from the Lord. Therefore a Christian must never vote for a politician that allows for the murder of the unborn.
They can vote for the people who are the closest to those values!
Oath of Office for President of the United States
US Constitution, Article II, Section 1
Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Somehow and somewhere in our nation’s past this oath to defend our Constitution has been reduced to “Defend the Homeland.” I know this did not start with Barack Obama. It may have started with George W. Bush after 9/11’s attacks on our “homeland”.
Look, I am all for defending our Homeland but not at the expense of our Constitution. Our Constitution continues to be cast aside so that the Government can “keep us safe”. The Government is diverting our attention away from their abuse of our liberties as they work feverishly to remove them all in the name of “security”.
Until God’s covenant people wake up, rise up to their rightful place of responsibility and begin exercising the authority they have been given our country will continue to go down the wrong path because we will be led by people who think we ARE the problem.
We are not THE problem! We are THEIR problem!
Wake up America!
Wake up Christian!
Wake up American Christian!
Rid yourself of all creeping corruption. Return to the principles of THE FAITH which Jesus authored, handed off to His hand picked successors, who then found faithful people to carry His torch on down to our generation.
Will you be one of His torch bearers? If so, let’s go!
There is a dark world that needs your light [life]!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury
One of HIS Hisstorymakers!