What is The Real Separation of Church and State?

A grave misjudgment occurs in America. it’s not simple confusion. There is a higher agenda at work. Under chic clichés: “separation of church of state”, “political correctness “and “not to offend, but to respect”, sinister forces toil within our country. Their focus is to strip the foundations which made America great.

Ps 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Without the tenets which define this country, we are a proverbial chicken with its head cut off. I have seen a headless chicken. Aimlessly it runs, easily it is captured and killed.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

A head, owns the brain, the eyes and ears. The head is the guiding, planning and seeing principle of a body and a people. Christ Jesus is the head of the body of Christ. Christ is the head of America. So it was on this head that this nation was founded upon. The head, Christ Jesus, has steered our country soundly .

Under the emblem of “separation of church and state” powers now conspire to cut off this head and reduce America into a frenzied chicken easily snagged, killed and cooked.

Don’t be fooled.  We can have absolute liberty for all religions, and the lack thereof and still cleave to our head. No religion needs endorsement, but our head must be preserved on our neck. If the devil succeeds in chopping this head, chaos will break and aliens to our ideals will seize the crisis.

These truisms “separation of church of state”, “political correctness” and “not to offend, but to respect” are head chopping instruments! Beware!

When I lived in Kenya, the Muslim call to pray in the early morning daily woke  me up. It irked because the prayers blared over loudspeakers and into my open windows. We call this noise pollution, but I respected that  Muslims had more passion than I to wake up and pray. I was not offended by it. I was not irreparably damaged by the blasting noise. Baloney to those who claim irreparably damage by the mention of Jesus Christ. The name of Allah did not wound me in Tanzania, Uganda or Kenya.

There is no Muslim nation that relinquishes the worship of Allah to put the worship of Jesus next to it. For them, Allah is the head, and they hold on to it.  There is no Muslim populace which apologizes for its beliefs. There are no “politically correct” Muslim countries.

The notion of offending people is more a figment of our own cowardly imagination than a realism. Folk are much less offended than what we think. People respect those who hold on to standards and principles which define them. Offense ensues from the very ones whom we cower and bow down to in the guise of political correctness and the fear of offending. What does a girl think of a guy who is insecure, apologetic, and bashful? Heck, she has no respect! What generates admiration? Confidence, assurance, convictions and principles. Fear breeds contempt. Courage breeds respect. We have incubated the contempt of others by our spineless timidity to accommodate and not offend.

Only Christ, can create, a titanium spine, as Michelle Bachman states. Without Christ, our head, our strength and our power are no more. America is in danger of succumbing to the spine of a jellyfish.

Ultimately, the holding of this nation’s head, Christ, is in the hands and on the neck of the church. In Kenya, the church is powerful enough to influence much of the decisions which the government makes. The Kenyan parliament knows that if the church votes against, many are out of a job.

One of My Scarier Faith Experiences

My first encounter with God’s voice occurred with Hurricane David in August of 1979.

I was a babe in Christ, having given my heart to Him six months before.  I did not know other believers and did not have a steady church to go until 1981.

I thank God that my fellowship was only with TBN, Jim and Tammy Baker and Jimmy Swaggart, even though I was so so lonely. I was forced to learn to pray and study the Bible for myself. I had to learn about the Kingdom of God, and of Satan, by myself.

In those days, we lived on Key Biscayne. My father, and my now deceased mother, were getting divorced and my father had moved out of our home.

I used to idolized hurricanes and tornadoes spending hours in front of the Weather Channel.  When Hurricane David was tracking across Santo Domingo, I believed that I heard the voice of God, for the first time.  I thought that God told me that David was not going to hit South Florida.

I told my parents that God had told me that David was not going to hit.  Many people are shocked with that type of statement.

“How does God speak to you?”

Or they associate you with as a nutcase who hears voices in his head. My parents, in those days, thought of my conversion to this God as totally absurd, fanatical, and worthy of being hauled into a psych ward.

I was an impetuous and rash young man full of faith in the God who was transforming me.

“God told me that the hurricane is not going to hit,” I retorted time and time again.

David, however, with massive wind fields was zeroing in on Miami and Key Biscayne, which was surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

About 48 hours before its arrival, the Key Biscayne Police Department drove around with megaphones telling people to evacuate the island.  I don’t know what I would have done now, to honor my parents.

Back then I said:

“I am not leaving, because God told me that the hurricane is not going to hit. I am going to prove to you that God talks to me. “

You can imagine what my family thought of me, and what I put them through.  But obedience is better than any sacrifice we can make.

David had its refined sight still honed upon the Magic City. Most of the island evacuated. We boarded the home and my mother, brother and sister left for the Holiday Inn on the edge of the key. I stayed in the boarded house with my giant print, green Living Bible, a weather radio, and a few flashlights.

With the eye of the potent hurricane 10 hours away, light rains began. I had the TV on and read verses from the Bible.  The winds and rains intensified. Suddenly the lights went out.  I only had my little weather radio.  With the absence of noise, I could clearly hear the ever-increasing winds.  I became glued to my radio. To my dismay, David was quickly pouncing upon South Florida. What would happen if the Key flooded and I was there all alone?

My mother frantically telephoned and pleaded with me to come out to the Holiday Inn.  I freaked. I got the keys to the car and decided to flee the Key. Opening the door, howling winds and horizontal rains pelted me.  There was no way out. Trying the phone back to my mother, the lines had dropped.  I was left with no communication, no electricity, and not knowing if I had heard a demon instead of God.

It was about 1:00 AM. The eye was to hit at about 6:00 AM.  I then heard a voice from the dead TV set. To this day, I do not know what it said. For sure it was a man’s voice.

My weather radio also died.  The only sounds now were the shrieks of the winds which got more potent and boisterous. I was terrified.

I got my Bible and the flashlight and began to read from the Book of Job. It must have been 3:00 AM.

It’s in the midst of walking on water that God answers. It’s when we step out on the fragile limb that the Lord acts.

With flashlight shining on the giant print, and hooting winds engulfing me, I opened to the Book of Job. It wasn’t long before I came to the following verse.

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

That is when I knew that God was speaking. God talking to Job out of the whirl wind!  God was now talking to me out of the whirl wind! It was bizarre.  As I read on I came to the following verse.

Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

I know that the behemoth in the King James Version is cattle, a water buffalo, or a rhinoceros. But as I read this scripture, the rays of my flashlight hit a darkened part of the wall, and landed on a huge white moth!    Behemoth….moth!   The timing could only be God’s! It was surreal.

At about 3:30 AM the winds augmented all the more.  I got angry at God. I ranted for half an hour at Him. I climbed on a chair and shook my fist at Him.

 “You told me that the hurricane was not going to hit.” “You are lying to me, I am going die out here.”

Stuff like this went on as the winds grew and abounded before my ears.

I opened back to Job, frantic for an answer.

God then answers Job and me again from the whirlwinds.  This time He rebuked me for my panicky rant.

 Jb 40:6  Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

7  Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

8  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9  Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

10  Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11  Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12  Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13  Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14  Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

I read on until Job 42.

 Job 42:7   And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

8  Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

At that moment that God says “ my servant Job shall pray for you”,  I dropped my Bible, and lunged on my face unto the icy cold white tile floor.

“ Oh God, please forgive me, I was wrong. Please make the hurricane turn around.”   

For ninety minutes I cried out with all my soul for God to have mercy and spare me. The winds amplified the more. I redoubled my efforts.

“ Oh God, I am sorry, please make the hurricane turn around”. 

Then after an hour, lo and behold, with my face still buried frozen in the cracks of the floor, the winds began to decrease.

By 5:00 AM there was a significant reduction in the wind speed. I kept on praying. By six o clock the winds were only about 50 miles per hour. The eye should have been upon Miami.  There was no power or phone. I had no idea what happened.  I fell asleep exhausted.

In the early afternoon  I  walked to the 7-11 and bought a copy of the Miami Herald.  I was then to discover that at about 5:00 AM when David was over the Bahamas, its steering currents shifted and thrust the hurricane northward. Indeed, David did not hit Miami.  Indeed it was then that I began to hear and learn the voice of God.

My encounter with Hurricane David concluded in a most dramatic way. That fateful afternoon as the hurricane barreled northward away from Miami, I laid on my bed, alone in the still boarded home.  I then heard a loud bell clang  between my ears and a voice which followed  “ Devastating hurricane, flee Homestead, flee Key Biscayne.”  For years after this, I tried to understand why people should flee Homestead. Key Biscayne yes, but Homestead does not have an ocean or river. Well, we all know about Andrew and Homestead. Thirteen years after that voice, Homestead was decimated by the eye of Andrew. Every tree in Key Biscayne was splintered in half. When Andrews  was coming, I tried to pray Andrew out of South Florida,  but God would not let me. Only He knows why.  God is truly amazing!

One Of My Scarier Preaching Experiences

One of the scariest experiences for me occurred in New Mexico.

I lived in a little town. There was a place where many of the town men would hang out. Many of them where alcoholics and some were drug users.  They knew me as “The Preacher”.  I would sit with them and casually talk about God. I was generally accepted. I did not preach but tried to be a friend.

One of my daughters, who was very small at that time, screamed when she got nervous. One of the guys that was present on that particular evening, was coked out. That morning he had passed by my home and heard my daughter screaming.

That night in his stoned  state he accused me of child abuse, though I had not touched my daughter. Other men likewise intoxicated pushed me around. This guy took a rope and built a noose with it. He was threatening to hang me. I was praying and trying to reason with them.

Suddenly a girl, who I hardly knew, came through the angry crowd of men and told me to follow her. She led me through the gathering and none of the men spoke to me. There was utter silence as I passed through. I got into my car and left.

The experience reminded me of the angels who led either Paul or Peter safely through an angry mob. I will never forget this girl, who I had seen on occasion but had never met. Was she an angel? I do not know.

Weeks later the guy, who had threatened to hang me entered the store where I worked. God told me to extend my hand to him, shake it, and greet him. When I did, he became undone. He freaked out not knowing what to say or do. I forgave him. Love is always the greater.

Lady America Is Drowning in the Swimming Pool of Sin

I see America as a drowning woman.

It was the great Chinese Christian apostle and martyr, Watchman Nee, who said the following. Mankind will always come to God as the last resort. He will try everything and anything before submitting his life to the lordship of Jesus Christ. A man who is drowning will flay his arms and legs in desperation. If someone tries to rescue him at this point, the drowning man will pull the rescuer down along with him. We must wait until the man loses consciousness and then pull him out of the waters.

America is flaying her arms and legs in the waters of sin; the consequence of rejecting God. She is still trying many things to save her. I say that the price of sin is in the trillions and trillions of dollars. But America would rather continue to pay it than to come to the one who has the power to destroy the sinful nature. The solution to the budget crisis is the repentance of man in Christ, the destruction of the sinful nature and transformation in Christ. The greed and selfishness of man who brought the financial crisis, will then begin to renovate itself from a transformed heart.

For man to even think of doing this, he must fall unconscious in the drowning waters and then Christ can rescue him.

I believe that America is slowly getting to this point. Everybody is trying to find themselves in many identities, when a man’s actualized and genuine identity can only be found in Christ.

For now, I will continue to pray, preach, love and wait until people really lose their consciousness in the flooding waters of sin.

Christ Is Very Simple

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Simplicity is uncompoundness, no mixture, singleness of heart and thought, and sincerity.   “What it says, is what it means”.

I have always interpreted scriptures in the way that they were written. For 32 years, they have kept me on the right path and free from deception.

When I witness progressive and liberal theology reinterpreting, modifying, and qualifying scriptures, to adapt them to the political correctness of contemporary cultural statements, error and deception always emerges.

The simplicity that is in Christ is no longer there.  Beware!

America Is In The Crossroad of Two Spiritual Energies

The Wheat and The Tares are becoming more distinctive as the harvest approaches.

The Mystery of Christ is Being Exponentially Revealed to those who want it

The Mystery of Iniquity, Lawlessness, or Anarchy is Being Exponentially Revealed to those who reject Christ.

Christ is Energizing the revelation of His Truth upon the World

The Devil is releasing an energy of Delusion and Error upon the World.

People can follow the blueprint or schematic of this word system.

People can be transformed by the renewing of the mind to know the will of God in Christ.

You will be swept along by one of these two energy sources as they  increase.

What Is The New World Order?

Heb 2:5 For it was not to angels that He gave authority over that world to be, of which we are speaking.

6 For someone somewhere has solemnly said: “What is man that you should think of him, Or the Son of Man that you should care for Him?

7 You made Him inferior to angels for a little while, Yet you have crowned Him with glory and honor, You have set Him over the works of your hands,

8 You have put all things under His feet!” Now when He gave Him authority over everything, He did not leave a single thing that was not put under His authority. But as yet we do not see everything actually under His authority,

We hear of a new world order and the appearance of the Antichrist.

The writer of Hebrews tells us that the born again regenerated believer has authority “over that world to be”.

“World”, in verse five, is the rare word “oikoumene” portraying our globe in light of its being inhabited. It is the world of differing cultures, languages, habits, blessings, conflicts and diseases.

Next, we find the words “to be”.  This is the verb “mello”, “to come.” It’s in the present active participle depicting events as continuously arriving without disruption.

The kingdom of God comes to us in this way.
Hebrews 6:5 and have experienced how good God’s message is and the mighty powers of the age to come, (mello) (present active participle).

The regenerated man in Christ is to exercise repetitive authority over the affairs of the inhabited planet by the voice of the Spirit, as he encounters them.

In verse five, the words “He gave authority” and in verse eight the words “He gave Him authority” is “hupotasso”. This is a military term indicating absolute hierarchical or rank subjection. An army private is in subjection to a sergeant, who is in subjection to a captain, who is in subjection to a general, who is in subjection to the president. Demons are subjected to believers in this fashion.

Luke 10:20: However, you must stop rejoicing over the fact that the spirits are submitting (hupotasso) to you, but continue to rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.

The believer in loving authority is called to bring the normally and abnormally transpiring world events into constant subjection to the will and the kingdom of Christ.

It not the Antichrist who is supposed to bring a New World order, but the believer in Christ. Of course, we can’t deny the scriptures which caution that there will be a form of one world government, that will.