Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stonewall cracking in case of 'murdered mom'

Miriam Carey (This is a follow up to a three-part series on revelations in the Carey case made by a Secret Service officer. Read part 1, "Secret Service officer drops bombshell in ‘murdered mom' case," Part 2, "Secret Service officer debunks feds' alibi for shooting ‘murdered mom,'" and Part 3, "Whistleblower: Here's real reason feds shot,…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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by Rev. Joda Collins.  

Have you ever been in a church that was divided?  It is a sour place.  More than likely, that church had a democratic form of operation and governance.  Have you ever been in a church where sweet fellowship endures for years?  That church may have a written policy denoting the church as democratic, but the actual functioning of the church is probably not democratic.  When the church does vote on specific matters, the only issues brought to the floor of the church are things already thought through by the Pastor and his selected advisers, and perhaps only after having been submitted through a designated (church recognized) process (under pastoral oversight) for consideration by an established ministry committee or, in some cases, by the church membership at large.  Methods vary. The overriding rule is, "Let all things be done decently and in order."  (1 Corinthians 14:40, KJV.)

The pastor in the "sweet fellowship" builds a leadership (1) (advisory) team within the church of sincere godly people (church council, elders, deacons, etc.) and avails himself to that leadership/advisory team to help him think through things in much the same way a godly husband bounces ideas off of his wife seeking her input/wisdom before he makes the final decision for the home and family. 

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The wife is the helper (trusted confident and adviser). 

The husband is the leader (final decision maker).  The wife and children follow.   

The biblical husband, as the leader, assumes the responsibility for his decisions. He does not blame any negative ramifications of his decision on his wife.   Adam was wrong to blame Eve for his bad decision in the Garden!   (Genesis 3:12.)

In the same way, a pastor's selected team of counselors are the helpers in the decision-making process. The members of the congregation are the followers, however, their input is encouraged. A pastor is wise not to dismissed congregational inclinations, history, thoughts, feelings, desires or opinions. Ultimately, however, he must make the decisions of leadership and assume full responsibility for those decisions. The biblical pastor is the human leader and shepherd of the church (final decision maker). He is accountable for the direction he leads the church.  Hebrews 13:17b states,  "...they (pastors)...must give account (to God for the church)."   In addition, the pastor is accountable to the church.  (Genesis 4:9, Romans 12:5, 14:7.  Parenthesis mine.)    

The pastor and the congregation should operate within the boundaries of an agreed upon procedure for church life and decision making, often outlined in a document of operating procedures or a church constitution.   To put it in political terms, a solidly sweet and biblically functioning pastor-led church operates akin to some of the major components of a "constitutional republic" rather than a dictatorship or a pure democracy (where everyone gets a vote on practically every decision).  Few things in life are always, never or 100%.  The Bible affords room for exceptions but room for exceptions should never become an excuse for making the exception the norm.  

Just as a good husband makes decisions that takes the welfare of the wife and children into account, so a good pastor takes the welfare of his selected leaders (counselors) and the congregation into account.  If church members do not like what their Pastor attempts to lead the church to accomplish or the way he leads, they are free to leave the church or fire him in accord with church procedure for doing so.   Many a godly pastor has been removed from office without good cause and this is a possibility every pastor cannot afforded to dismiss.  Wise pastors choose their battles and the timing of those battles; but I digress!   

If the pastor refuses to take godly counsel from others and if he declines to listen to the wisdom of the body in general through the proper procedural structures, then certainly that church should have a Bible-based judicious mechanism in place to try to assist the pastor to avail himself to godly helpers and, if unsuccessful in doing so, a clarified method to seek a new pastor. 

Wise pastors do not operate in a dictatorial or overtly authoritarian fashion, nor do they seek a "democratic vote" on every decision in the church. Rather, they function as loving, prayerful, wisdom-seeking leaders who are also strong, and at times – bold, in leadership style. The spiritual maturity and biblical comprehension of the general membership is a key factor.  Also, success is highly dependent upon the wisdom, overall integrity and the clearly displayed ministry-heart of the pastor.  It often takes some time for a pastor to prove these character traits to the church he pastors.  

It usually takes a Pastor about ten years in the same church to overcome the typical democratic process and replace it with biblical pastoral leadership.  Most successful (sweet fellowship and long-term effective ministries) use this process.  It is the biblical way. That is why many denominational church leaders, where unfettered democratic process is honored within that denomination, tell pastors not to make any significant and unnecessary policy or ministry changes in that church for five to ten years.  That is why a pastor-led church (using the decision-making processes outlined above) with the same pastor for ten or more years tends to be a sweet fellowship, and a pure "democracy operated" church with a newer pastor is often in a constant state of turmoil. 

Look at the political environment of our country today where everyone gets a vote!  Democracy always leads to winners and losers which is the very definition of a divided house.  According to Jesus, "A house divided cannot stand."  Matthew 12:22-28. 

There is not one Bible verse that supports a real democratic process in the house of God.  To come to that conclusion, one has to read democracy into the text. Jesus never had a vote among his disciples.  You never read of a synagogue voting.  Nor can you find one church in the Bible that had a business meeting vote to determine the direction of the church. Rather, in the early church, you always see strong pastoral leadership with the pastor surrounded by wise counselors. That is the New Testament model of church leadership.

You do have verses where it is reasonable to assume the Pastor approved of the meeting and knew what the church would think and say and may have allowed church members to say what the Pastor was confident they would say. (Matthew 18:15-17).  There is an example of pastoral leadership getting together and making decisions that are passed on to the church body as directives. (Acts 15:25-29). There is a place where the Apostle Paul told the church to have a meeting, and he then told them what decision they would make at that meeting! (1 Corinthians 5:4-5).  There is an example where 100% of the church made a decision (Acts 15:22); this is nothing more than wise pastoral leadership bringing to the church a no-brainier for a unified Amen!   If I say to my wife and kids, "Let's go out and have dinner at your favorite restaurant and then you kids can have the desert of your choice. All in favor, say Amen!" -- that is not an example of real democracy.  It is an example of wise and loving headship-leadership.  

God's plan for the church is that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10).  When God begins taking democratic votes in heaven that sways His will in accord with majority vote of the angelic beings and the present saved of the ages, then democracy can and should reign in the church.  Until then, God's dictate for the direction of the church is "submit yourselves to those who have authority over you (pastors)." (Hebrews 13:17).  Circumstance, wisdom and experience tempers that command for church members in more ways than can be placed in print. Circumstance, wisdom and experience tempers pastoral authority in more ways than can be put in print.  It isn't easy, but it isn't democracy, and that is my major point.  

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(1)  I always hesitate to use the word "leader" and/or "leadership" when talking of a church group, a committee or an individual who is not the pastor for fear of giving the impression that I think that person, group or committee ranks as a co-leader (equal leader) with the pastor.  That makes the human leadership of the church two-headed and anything with two heads is a freak.  However, those trusted by the pastor as wise advisers do rise to the place in the church where others will follow their lead with confidence.  And, the pastor and the church can benefit from such leadership. That does not make others or any combination of others (committees, groups named or unnamed) in the church 50/50 co-leaders with the pastor.  That is a house divided!   I once had a music leader who loved hymn #111 of our song book. He selected that hymn two or three times per month for years.  Finally, I asked him to sing it less often. His response was, "Hey buddy, I am the leader of this church from 11 to 11:30 every Sunday and you are the leader from 11:30 to noon!  I won't tell you what to preach and you don't tell me what to sing."   I immediately changed his title to "Music Minister" because of his abuse of leadership.  

Monday, December 5, 2016


by Rev. Joda Collins.

A great percentage of Christians believe it is our Christian duty to "forgive everyone" (Luke 11:4) of everything even if the offender does not repent. Hell is the place where every person that God does not forgive spends eternity.   If it is the Christian thing to forgive everyone for everything then God is a hypocrite.
Jesus said, "Love your enemies, bless good to them that hate you...."  Matthew 5:44.   Many Christians feel Christians are duty-bound to only do good to those who announce themselves to be our enemy and do hate-filled things to us and ours such as burn down our houses, rape the women in our homes and threaten to cut off our heads.   However, God sent his people to war against their enemies. Deuteronomy 3:18. Exodus 15:3. God taught David to be a man of war.  Psalms 144:1. Jesus Christ is coming back to war against his enemies. Revelation 19:11-15.  Hell is a place where the enemies of God live in torment forever.  Is any of that love?  Are any of these things acts of doing good?  Is God the ultimate hypocrite?

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Jesus said to "turn the other cheek."   Matthew 5:39.   The Bible clearly states to fear God (Hebrews 10:31) because God is a God of vengeance. Deuteronomy 32:35.  God, it seems, does not turn the other cheek!  How hypocritical is that!?"   Is the following sentence a statement of Jesus turning the other cheek? --  "And I saw heaven opened, and (Jesus)...make war.  His eyes (on) fire...(his clothing) dipped in blood....armies...followed him....out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he...smite(s) the nations...."  Revelation 19:11-15. (Parenthesis mine.)  I think this is NOT Jesus turning the other cheek!

Jesus said not to resist evil. Matthew 5:39.   The devil is certainly evil, and the Word of God tell us to resist the devil.  James 4:7.    Luke 22:36.  Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."  Matthew 10:34.  Jesus told the disciples to open carry the weapon of self-defense of their day (sword).  "...he that hath no one."   "...two enough."  Luke 22:38.  If it is wrong to resist evil, then why open carry?  Isn't that hypocritical?   Think about all the people of Jesus' day who felt threatened, intimidated and terrified by open carry!  How can open carry be equated with "resist not evil"?   Jesus the hypocrite?
God is not a hypocrite.   Jesus is not a hypocrite.  Christians are not supposed to forgive everyone for everything, do only good to our enemies, turn the other cheek constantly, tolerate all evil, be modern day pacifists, refuse to defend ourselves or surrender our knives, swords, clubs, nunchucks, pepper spray, mace, stun guns, pistols and automatics.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 reads:  "To every thing there is...a time....A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up....A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."  Wise people know this.  The unwise do not.  The Bible student knows, from the Word of God, what time it is.  The biblically unaware do not.   Spiritually-aware people know what time it is.  The spiritually-ignorant do not.  
Do you know what time it is?
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Friday, December 2, 2016

PROPHECY: World Votes to Divide Israel: Demands Surrender of Jerusalem

by J. Israel

On Wednesday, November 30, the United Nations Assembly adopted six resolutions condemning Israel and confirming it's steadfast and unwavering support of the Palestinian neighborhoods, which are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood terror puppet, Hamas. The UN demands that Israel surrender it's capital city of Jerusalem, and also return the former Syrian territory known as the Golan Heights to the Assad Regime.

The United Nations identifies the sovereign nation of Israel as "the occupying Power," of it's ancient capital and has resolved that any actions taken by Israel to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem "were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever".

On Thursday, President Obama quickly made a determination to suspend the Jerusalem Embassy Act to "protect the national security interests of the United States." So, for now, incoming President Donald Trump will be PROHIBITED from fulfilling his recent promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital.

In spite of the ongoing Syrian war that has left over 500,000 innocent citizens dead, and the ISIS and Al Qaeda Muslim terrorists who are guilty of the modern-day historic genocide of Arab Christians, a total of 153 nations of the world all voted in condemnation of Israel as the primary reason threatening stability and peace in the Middle East.

In addition, 103 nations voted to demand that Israel withdraw from it's current borders to those that existed prior to June of 1967; prior to the 6 Day War in which Israel defeated an orchestrated attack by neighboring countries of Egypt, Jordan and Syria.


Psalm 132:13&14, "For THE LORD hath chosen Zion (Jerusalem); he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest FOR EVER: here will I DWELL; for I have desired it."

2 Chronicles 33:4, "My Name will remain in JERUSALEM forever."

1 Chronicles 23:25, "...The God of Israel, has granted rest to his people and has come to dwell in JERUSALEM forever..."


Isaiah 62:1-7, "For ZION'S sake will I not hold my peace, and for JERUSALEM'S SAKE I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burnt. And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

"You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall YOUR LAND any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and YOUR LAND Beulah: for the Lord delights in you, and YOUR LAND SHALL BE MARRIED. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall YOUR SONS MARRY YOU (Jerusalem): and as the bridegroom rejoices over THE BRIDE, so shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O JERUSALEM, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make JERUSALEM a praise in the earth."


Joel 3:1-2, ""In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah (Jews) and Jerusalem (1967), I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial (judgment) for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and DIVIDED UP MY LAND."

Zechariah 2:6-8, " "Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north," declares the Lord, "for I have scattered you to the four winds (Gentile nations) of heaven," declares the Lord.

"Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in DAUGHTER Babylon!" For this is what the Lord Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me AGAINST the nations that have plundered you-for whoever touches you touches the APPLE OF HIS EYE..."

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Israel Fire - The Horrible after math

A wave of 1,773 fires driven by unseasonably hot, dry, and windy weather have swept across Israel in the past week. 

Some of these blazes are believed to have been deliberately set as acts of terrorism.   

At this time, as we Email you, the fires have been put out, but the damage is staggering. 

In all:   
32,000 acres nationwide, forest and urban have been burned. 
1,400 homes were damaged or destroyed. 
740 people were injured including trauma. 
1,840 people are left homeless.  
481 cars were burned. 

Miraculously, there are no one died in any of the blazes. 

Most of the larger fires were centered in and around the highly populated areas of Jerusalem and the northern port city of Haifa. But property and acreage in nearly every region of the country went up in smoke. Haifa was hardest hit. In that area, over 82,000 residents evacuated.   

Some authorities believe it could take 30 years or more for the country to fully recover. 

The fires have been set intentionally. At least 35 Arabs and Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of arson or for inciting arson. And two Arab Israelis confessed to deliberately setting fires.   

How should we as believers in Yeshua (Jesus) - the Prince of Peace respond? We believe, first and foremost, we must respond with prayer. 

Thank you for all your prayers for Israel. Please continue to stand with Messiah of israel Ministries team in praying for peace, protection, and recovery for Jewish people all across Israel. Your prayers WILL make a difference.

The Word instructs us to care for THE NEEDY IN THEIR DISTRESS.

In the Book of Romans the Apostle Paul instructs the Gentiles to send material offerings to Jerusalem in order to repay a DEBT that the Gentiles have towards the Jews for receiving all spiritual blessings from them! Indeed from the Jewish People Gentiles have received the Bible, The Messiah, The Gospel and the 12 Jewish Apostles! Everything that matters spiritually came from Israel to the nations!
We see these $200 VOUCHERS as an important seed to repay that debt. 

Romans 15:26-27 -

26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 27 Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.

This is the Heart of the Father in Heaven towards them and with our money and prayers we can represent His Heart to them saying "thank you Israel for giving us the Messiah" and now "We give His Love in a practical way back to you".

Isaiah 40:1 - 
"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

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