Monday, April 19, 2010

"It's Never Too Late"

I have just recently read a book entitled "It's Never Too Late", by Zachery Tims. Pastor Tims, tells about his life growing up in the "hood" and how deeply into sin he fell. But, he let's us know that "It's Never Too Late", for God loves us with a love we can't imagine.

How many of us have a "story" to tell, of how deep in sin we had fallen and how we one day learned-"It's Never Too Late". There was a time in my life I couldn't believe how far from God I had wandered. A time when I knew no peace, and found myself alone, with no one to turn to. I had fallen so far, and so deep in sin and struggled every day knowing how wrong I was.

Today, I'm thankful we have a God of mercy and grace, a God who never turned His back on me, even when I had drifted so far. I found the road home, and it took me back to Calvary and God's grace. If you have wandered down that same road I once walked on, and now find yourself far from God..."It's Never Too Late". Stop, and follow the road signs back to Calvary...God is waiting, with open arms, to welcome you home.

The video that follows my post, is from a church in my home town of Hayesville, NC. It is Pastor Chris Rumfelt singing a song that if you have drifted away from God, I believe you need to hear. Yes, it has a mountain or country sound, but listen to the words as Pastor Rumfelt sings this song. And remember, that same road does lead back home. Until next time.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Southeast Kentucky Mass Choir - "Way Down"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Top Selling Conservative Books of 2009

These are the top 10 best selling conservative books of 2009, as based on hardback book sales. Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny" came in first place, a book that I keep going back to and reading again. Until the next time.

1. Liberty and Tyranny
by Mark Levin

2. Arguing With Idiots
by Glenn Beck

3. Culture of Corruption
by Michelle Malkin

4. Catastrophe
by Dick Morris

5. Guilty
by Ann Coulter

6. In The President’s Secret Service
by Ron Kessler

7. A Slobbering Love Affair
by Bernard Goldberg

8. Losing Mum and Pup
by Christopher Buckley

9. Meltdown
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

10. End The Fed
by Ron Paul

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Funeral Plans" - Jeremiah Yocum

I liked this brother's music so much, I thought I would post another of his videos. A great song,with a tremendous message, and a church that is caught up in worship. How can you be still when you listen to this song, time to shout and lift Him up!
Until the next time.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Didn't I Walk On The Water"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

National ID Card-Paving the Way

The U.S. Senate is actively looking at a "national identification card". The idea being, if you are working in the U.S., then you will have to have this card which will be embedded with fingerprint and other vital information. Of course, it will be mandatory to possess this card if you want to work in the United States. "No card, No work". It is supposedly aimed at managing illegal immigration. The following comes from The Wall Street Journal 3-8-2010:

Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.

Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill are proposing a new national biometric ID card that would be required of all U.S. workers. WSJ's Laura Meckler explains the proposal and the objections from privacy advocates.

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

As Americans we have always fought against this type of registration since it is viewed as an invasion of our privacy. This card may start, as the bill proposes, as only a permit to work...but, undoubtedly it will be used for tracking individual health, travel, purchases and whatever our government would deem necessary to know.
Could this card be paving the way for the "Mark of the Beast"?

"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666".Revelation 13:16-18

Can accepting a National ID Card be equated to taking the Mark of the Beast? First of all, the Word tells us that "all" people on the face of the earth will be required to have a "mark" placed on their hand or forehead.

Rev.13:16 He [the False Prophet] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Secondly, the mark as defined by the Word is "the name of the beast" or "the number of his name". Lastly, all the people of the earth will have to take this mark on the right hand or forehead, to be able to buy and sell.

The current proposal for a National ID Card, which will involve a citizen's health records, banking data, biometrics (prints or retina scan), religion, and other personal information, does not include placing a world ruler's name on the card. Nor is there any requirements to certify our allegiance to that world ruler. Most importantly, however, there is no current discussions in regards to placing this information on our right hand or forehead. Therefore, the National ID Card can not be the "Mark of the Beast", but it is paving the way for what is to come. It is a means to conditioning the citizens to receive a "chip", a "tattoo", and even the "Mark".