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COVID is Trump’s Fault??

To those who blame President Trump for perceived mishandling of the COVID crisis and even the death of a loved one or friend…I am sorry for your loss, but I respectfully suggest that you take the log out if your own eye. While “the buck always stops at the top,” he wasn’t alone. The state governors played the primary part in their state’s response.

President Trump and the governors all had advice and counsel from “experts” who have served under other adminstrations. Hindsight always says that a better job could have been done.

Unfortunately, politics played a big part in an issue that should have been handled by everyone in a totally non-partisan partnership. If you want to blame someone or something, blame that!

Oh, and the person you think would have done a better job is touting a plan that is almost identical to what President Trump did. If you haven’t voted yet, think twice and pray hard before you fill in the circle.

Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

Terrorists? Nothing But

We don’t think of them as terrorists, but they do fit the definition: “One who favors or uses terrorizing methods for the accomplishment of some object…” I’m referring to the BLM movement, Antifa, and similar groups who are now announcing their intent to arrive in a city to “demonstrate” for a cause. They don’t even have to show up and they’ve caused part of their purpose. Their announced arrival disrupts lives and businesses. The police and other first repsonders have their lives disrupted as they are put on alert and scheduled for extra shifts. This also costs taxpayer funds that could be better used. Store owners and residents in the target area have to interrupt their lives and spend money they may not have boarding up and protecting their property. Businesses lose money because they have to close. (This disruption of “normal” life sounds just like what the international terrorists have done with airline security, etc.).

Free speech, you say? I’m all for free speech that is peaceful. This is not peaceful and they are only using the First Amendment as a cover for their real goal — causing senseless chaos, enriching themselves through stealing, and wanton destruction of someone else’s, even their neighbor’s, property. And can their real intent be anything else, when they name the event “Night of Mischief and Philadelphia Solidarity March”, especially in light of what has occurred in Philadelphia?

Hmm, if they are “terrorists”, shouldn’t those who are arrested be treated the same as international terrorists? Probably not, but anyone who is arrested should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, including making full restitution for the damage they have participated in, even if others were also responsible. Remember the day when the whole school class was “punished” for the actions of one or two because nobody would “rat” on them?

However, and this is an important point, as we pray for protection for our cities, we should also pray for the salvation of the perpetrators. We, and the Lord, may hate their actions, but He loves them and wants them in His family, and so should we! Let’s pray for the protection of our cities and that the intentions of the demonstrators in Raleigh, NC, and elsewhere, will be thwarted!

See also my related post on the reaction of the Mayor of Raleigh to requests for a curfew tonight, Nov 30.

Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)


Mayor Baldwin, What are You Thinking?

As of earlier today, the Mayor of Raleigh, Mary-Ann Baldwin, has no plans for instituting a curfew in view of the planned “protest” in Raleigh, NC tonight, Nov 30, 2020. The protest is named “Night of Mischief and Philadelphia Solidarity March”. The Raleigh Police Department has been handing out fliers alerting businesses and residents of the planned event, yet the Mayor, so far, is refusing to institute a curfew. I understand that business owners have requested one be instituted as of 8 pm tonight. An 8 pm curfew may not be possible, in light of the First Amendment. The march isn’t scheduled to start until 8:30 pm. However, because of the scheduled time, could the ultimate goal be anything else other than wanton destruction and looting? Don’t they require a permit? Who approved that start time?

Mayor Baldwin, your first responsibility is to protect your residents and business owners. They and the city have expended much time and money improving the downtown area and increasing downtown business traffic. Are you willing to let this all be destroyed? There needs to be a curfew, maybe 9 pm, to give the police extra authority should matters get out-of-hand, as is very likely. What would you say if all the residents and business owners stand, legally, at the edge of their property, legally armed, to protect their property? Would you spend more time going after them instead of the criminals/terrorists?

See my related post Terrorists? Nothing But.

Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)


Withering America

“A disease that lies in the spirit cannot be cured by that which doesn’t”*

We have been watching America wither away morally and spiritually for many years. The politicians are campaigning that they will fix everything–“they”, not God! At least I haven’t heard any say that God would do the fixing, the curing. As Jonathan Cahn said in his recent book, “A spiritual disease cannot be answered by cures rooted in other realms, political cures, economic cures, ideological cures. No such cure can stop the withering. A spiritual disease can only be answered by a spiritual cure.”*

Are those of us who follow Yeshua willing to pay the price to obtain that cure? God is the source of that cure, but it starts with each of us. In our hearts, yes, but also in the way we live openly for Yeshua!  It will require spending significant time on our knees beseaching God! It will require standing up publically against the antichrist forces that want to see the US continue to wither! And, it will require the dedication of every believer–there is so much that needs changed in our personal lives, the “church”, our government,  and our nation in general.

Where, oh where do you start? If you haven’t voted, do so according to scripture, not according to your pocketbook or the personality of the candate. Once you’ve voted, find ways in your daily life to blatantly live out your faith. Doing so with love for your fellow man, regardless of his views, but being strong and forthright about the truth!

Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

* Jonathan Cahn, The Harbinger II, Charisma House

Two Must Reads

I urge you to read the following two articles related to the desire of too many to create a “New World Order”, which would be socialistic and in which America would not be the world leader it is today. The first is a current article written by Karen Hardin and published 7/30/2020 on the Intercessors for America Blog. It describes four steps being used today by those who, in my not so humble opinion, destroy America and our current form of government and turn us into a socialistic government. This article was published in 2018 but scroll to the comments for an updated list on a few of the goals.

The second is a list of 45 strategic goals of the Communist party to take over non-communist countries and the degree to which they have been implemented in the USA. They were published in 1958 in The Naked Communist and give a good insight into the thinking and strategies of the so-called liberal elite. This article includes examples of how these goals have already been implemented.

“Conspiracy Theory,” “could never happen” you cry? Don’t be so quick to judge. At the very least, these are food for thought as we consider and pray regarding current events.

Scorecard: The 45 Goals in ‘The Naked Communist’ to turn America into a Socialist State

Until the next time…”May the LORD bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; May the LORD make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; May the LORD lift up His face toward you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).” (Numbers 6:24-26)



We hear a lot about the silent majority. We are told that a vast core of Americans, who are both patriots and committed believers, are outraged. So far, the silent majority has been, well, silent. If they exist, and if they are outraged, they had better speak up soon.

We, the “silent majority” need to wake up and speak up! This is a good companion piece to my post 2 Tim 4: Thoughts for Today.

2 Tim 4: Thoughts for Today

Paul’s charge to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4: 1-2, 5¹ is for all who claim Yeshua as Savior and Lord today. His warning in vs 3-4* is at its highest point to date in history, at least in the USA and in the American Body of Believers. It will get only worse if we don’t wake up! Yes, it will probably get worse as we progress further into the end times even if we do wake up, but at least we’ll be prepared to handle it. The majority of Messiah-followers, and the general public, are not prepared today, nor are the majority of the leaders in the organized church preparing us.

Mankind in general and, yes, those who claim to follow Yeshua, have turned from hearing the Truth and are instead seeking after myths and a watered-down  Gospel that pleases their ears (2 Tim. 4:3-4¹), rather than challenge them. They are more interested in having a good time, than in what is happening under their noses that will change their lives and the lives of their descendants forever if allowed to continue. I pray that I will never be numbered among them, though sometimes I have to wonder.

Paul is calling all believers to “Preach [live] the message, be ready (persistent) whether it is convenient or not” and to “be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry.”¹ By the way, “Evangelist” doesn’t mean just those who are preaching the Word in a pulpit, nor does “ministry” mean serving as a Pastor or Sunday school teacher, etc.  Both mean serving Him in whatever we do.

The Lord is calling out to all mankind through the pandemic and the social unrest we’re experiencing to wake up and turn to Him—to live according to His teaching. The solution is not in man’s ideas; the solution is not in demonstrations, especially not in actions of destruction. Unfortunately, this applies to those in the church almost as much as those who are not. Too many have allowed themselves to come under the enemy’s spell, under the cloud of deception that hangs over our country and the world.

The solution is in Father God and His Son, Yeshua. The solution is in acting out the Truth, the principles of His instructions in love and compassion. Church leaders especially must be taking a strong stand and teaching their flock to live according to the Word instead of providing entertainment and worrying about numbers. Lord, do not let me be counted among them!

I want to be counted among His disciples who live out the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God and Love your neighbor as yourself”² This doesn’t mean that you and I sit idly by and let those who want to destroy the good in America and around the world have their way. It does mean that we stand up for God’s Truth and not what is politically correct.

If you are reading this and have never accepted Yeshua as your Savior and the Leader of your life, I urge you to do so today. If you are a believer or unbeliever who is following popular myths and striving to be “politically correct,” even supporting subversive movements, I urge you to get on your knees, repent, and turn from your “wicked” ways.³ This is the only way you, the United States, or the world will be saved.

Until the next time…“May the LORD bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; May the LORD make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; May the LORD lift up His face toward you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).” (Numbers 6:24-26)




  1. 1 Tim 4:2-5 (NET): (2)Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction. (3) For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. (4) And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand, they will turn aside to myths. (5) You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry.
  2. Mark 12:30-31 (NET): “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength… [And].Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
  3. Read and consider 2 Chron. 7:13-19 (NET): When I… send a plague among my people, if my people, who belong to me, humble themselves, pray, seek to please me, and repudiate their sinful practices, then I will respond from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Now I will be attentive and responsive to the prayers offered in this place…Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations. … “But if you people ever turn away from me, fail to obey the regulations and rules I instructed you to keep, and decide to serve and worship other gods, then I will remove you from my land I have given you, I will abandon this temple I have consecrated with my presence, and I will make you an object of mockery and ridicule among all the nations.” I believe this applies to America as much as the Israeli people to whom it was originally given.
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