The Devil, Catholics, Internet Protestants and Obstinance

This site deals a lot with politics. I know that. Many  don't like it but there are many reasons from a spiritual perspective that I do it. The most important is this, That God is going to bring in his Kingdom, through his Son Jesus Christ to retake the dominion that Satan stole from mankind at the beginning of Creation.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
(Gen 1:27-31)

Why has the world been engulfed in evil and vice? Because our Adversary, the devil enticed mankind to sin and from that day forward, Mankind became a slave to sin and became a citizen in satan's kingdom. Anyone with two eyes in their head can see that something is seriously amiss with our world. Around the world man kills his brother with ever increasing technological skill and enthusiasm. Men lie, cheat, steal and kill one another constantly and with deep conviction of belief as long as that belief fills their pockets, gives them more power and fills their bellies. This is one main way Christians can determine who is in the Kingdom of God and who is serving satan. Namely, the fruit of their doings. Do they lie cheat and steal? Are they willing to steal money from in business, from their friends and even family? Then they are almost certainly serving satan. They probably don't know it, and the devil will work over time to make sure they never do. In fact, he will try and convince them that they are 'saved' and are going to get to stand before God as one of his sons after having stolen and defrauded ,lied and cheated and even killed. They will believe it, the devil wants them to believe it and you as a Christian are going to have a hard time convincing them otherwise. Money and wealth are strong 'confirmatory' methods that satan uses to lull people into their service. Money is the ultimate deceiver, especially in America. If you have a BMW a big house in the burbs and a large bank account, you are (satanically) 'blessed', no matter how you came by it. That is the way of the world.

We have all heard the saying that Money Rules, or "he who has the Gold makes the rules". This has been a key satanic underpinning of the Post-Eden Human society. Money, the love of which is the root of all evil. So today, if we see that money rules our world it is because ultimately, satan rules our world because when man rebelled against God in the Garden and listened to the serpent, he handed that dominion over to the Devil, who is now Prince of this world and all who are not born again are children of darkness and witting and unwitting children of darkness.

We Christians have to keep in mind that when we were born again (those of you who have been know who you are) we must put on the new man and not give heed to the old one, which is still ruled and dominated by the the Spirit of this world. The old man is dead in trespasses and sins.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
(Eph 2:1-9)

So God has done this thing for us and any man who repents of his sins and comes under the submission of Jesus Christ and received the Holy Spirit.

Are you walking in Righteousness? Be assured that the devil will do all he can do to keep you from living that life. Are you striving to be holy? Your number one enemy is going to be satan. He is very stealthy, tricky and knows human psychology inside and out, having over 6000 years of practice deceiving men. Are you having a hard time with your walk? Are you constantly dealing with Temptation? The fact is, it's because you are on the devils target list. Has the devil left you alone and does not bother you? Then you are in much deeper trouble than you know. I think this old story is perfect for this illustration.

A Rich man invited his black slave to go duck hunting and the subject of religion came up.

The Rich man said, "Sam, you seem to always have trouble with the devil, you always complain about the ordeals you are going through. Me? I never have those problems. I am rich, prominent, well respected in the community and I never have the problems you have." The Slave replied, 'Now boss, you won't get mad if I tells you the truth now is ya? "Of course not", replied the Master?

"Well massa, it's like this. Now when you and I goes a duck hunting and you sees a flock of duck flying overhead, yooze gonna fire at them ducks, now ain't ya??"  "Of course", replied the Master. "Now suppose one of them falls dead at your feet", continued the slave, "are you gonna shoot him?? "Well no, replied the Master, That's kind of a foolish question Sam". "Yassa, and that's why the devil don't chase you like he chases, me because he knows he's got you already and you a dead duck!!"

The devil attacks God's people and he leaves well enough (lost souls) alone, and gives the lost all of the 'confirmations' they need to stay lost. Money, wealth sex, power whatever is needed to keep them in the kingdom of hell, he will provide it, but only within his diabolical means which unlike God's, are severely limited.

Do you know why Christianity or at least large parts of it are dying in America and in the west? The Spirit of God isn't there. The spirit of the world is prominent. You can see it in the massive buildings, the large cars in the parking lot, the Pastors salary and the comfort living of the Parishioners. The worldly sermons that do not focus on the Gospel, Christ and sound doctrine. You can see it in the coldness of the parishioners to newcomers or someone who may not look like them or not have wonderful cloths,the latest iPhone and the new BMW... all the symbols of society (not God) that says 'I have arrived and am blessed, get thee behind me thou accursed poor man of color! How camest thou into Church without a Mercedes?'.

Pastors will often find ways to discourage the poor or other racial groups from coming too often to Church, especially if they don't look like they have enough money to keep the pastors salary high. Suddenly that poor person is told not to return by one of the ushers as he leaves the service, is deliberately insulted by one of the Deacons to get him mad enough to leave. Or, as I witnessed in once service, a racist sermon was preached in a well-racially mixed Church. Months later I talked with one White Parishioner who remained and he felt that what the Pastor wanted was to increase Church revenues and felt he could do that by doing what he could to attract a richer, whiter crowd to Church, the Blacks had to go.

This is not the Spirit of God that leads such a Church but the Spirit of Mammon which is merely a manifestation of the Spirit of this world, satan. This is a tactical move of the devil to re-arrange the Church into a money making institution. It s a common occurrence in the West and also in many parts of Africa, where many a phony pastor and evangelist have cropped up, bilking money from impoverished Africans.

Brothers, My point here is to make readers aware of the spirit of this age and that it has full control over the Kingdoms of this earth and large portions of the Church. Don't be fooled by it. Don't be fooled by labels or media reports of this or that religion or person. Examine the fruit yourself as closely as you can.

Finally brothers, let your mind focus on God and lost souls. Be gracious and forgiving and know that God really does love his people and deeply and sincerely wants people to repent. Not like so many Christians who seem to have a vicious and cruel streak running through them and don't seem to want anyone saved... but themselves. Such Christians remind me of the old Inquisitors of the Catholic Church, rooting out 'heresy' that is often of their own making. Such men are devoid of any kind of mercy, love or grace. Just a cold religiosity that always finds fault with others, and never gets around to cleaning their own 'underwear'. Such men have a spirit of religion, but not of God. They are driven by hate (of those that don't agree with them), not love. From such turn away brothers for one day, they will turn and devour you in their unholy religious 'Jihad'.

Today I also want to talk a little about the Pope and statements he has made about Atheists.  Atheists are not going to be saved. Period. The Scriptures make this abundantly clear. However having said that Christians who seem to have a special hated for Catholics never let up. I just have to wonder if they ever think about anything else. I really do. Let us not forget that hate and religion have far too often gone hand in hand and here was a time when Catholics and Protestants killed one another with reckless abandon. Not at all unlike what is happening in Islam today. Are you filled with hatred for Catholics? Get saved because I can tell you right now, you aren't. No man who comes to Christ will hate anyone, especially one who believes in the Risen Christ ever again.

WHOSOEVER hateth his brother is a future resident of Hell and you can take that as being a direct word from the LORD. But I ask all of you to keep a couple of things in mind about this new Pope.

First of all. He is known for making off the cuff remarks that are not always correctly relayed in the media or quoted in their entirety or even (I think) thought fully though by the Pope as he goes about spending time with the ordinary and poor people of the world. He has been castigated by his staff for this bad habit but seems undeterred and continues it and probably always will. Second, I think this Pope really wants to reform the image of the Church and be more in keeping with what (he thinks) a Church should be, more accessible to ordinary people. In his craving for making the Church more loved and socially relevant, he is not thinking through the effect of his statements on sound doctrine. Third, he hails from the Liberation Theology wing of the Church which preached a kind of social gospel. Despite the very basic and conspiracy oriented ranters on the net, the Catholic Church is a very, very large tent. Yes, probably too large, but it has learned via its history not to assail too harshly, differences of opinion. They tried that once, twice, three times before with utterly disastrous results. Some of her harshest critics are other Catholics! The Catholic Church is not the giant monolith that many Protestants want it to be, as that image makes easier for them to throw stones at. And Protestants, especially 'Internet protestants' are the best stone throwers I know, living in their glass houses.

Third and most importantly I believe that God wants to reform the Church. I think many a prayer has been offered for many years by both Protestant and Catholics to clean up the Vatican. But if God is limited by anything it is that he must use the human means (people) available to him. In order to reform the Church he had to pick a man who was already a Cardinal (they are the only ones who can be Pope) and one that he knew, who once he started the work, would finish it, even if it cost him is life. That is Pope Francis to the 'T'. He is hated by his Cardinals for the very reasons that make the Vatican the haunt of evil it has become. Francis may not be the one who will take on many of the doctrinal issues that enrage Internet Protestants, but he is the man to remove mammon and sexual perversions out if it and he has already started. The Vatican's sins did not spring up overnight and they will not be rooted out tomorrow. It is all going to take a lot of time and serious, life threatening work. Leaders can only deal with a few issues at time effectively and the crime and perversion in the Church were very chronic and unavoidable issues.

I will let all my reader be the 'Judge' on the Pope's comments on atheists. I don't know the Pope's real position on it, nor do any of my readers. Media reports can be very misleading. But even if this is is real position before we cast stones at him, lets examine something Paul said in the book of Romans.

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
(Rom 2:12-16)

This verse has given many some difficulty but it boils down to this. Before, Christ, the Gentiles had no revelation of God. Israel was supposed to play that role but they messed it up pretty badly (hear that, Church?). So Paul is letting his hearers (quite possibly the Roman Emperor as many think this epistle contains portions of his apology to Caesar) know that those who did not believe in the God of Israel and did right were going to be justified, by the law. God is not unmerciful and thankfully, is not nearly as eager to cast souls into hell as so many Internet Protestants are. So the principle here is that those who did not know God could be saved  by virtue of their obedience to the law of righteousness. Do I think this law apples today? Largely, no. I think that once a person hears the Gospel, I mean really hears the Gospel, not just heard about Christianity, they are then responsible for their choice of acceptance or rejection. But today, there are many people, especially in the Muslim world who know about Christians but ONLY as described by Islamists and Christ hating governments. They really have not heard the Gospel message preached by a truly born again Christian. Secondly, given the wicked behavior of so many Christians, the hate filled rants and hypocrisy of Western Christians, it's hardly surprising that many people in the west are turned completely off with Christians and just don't believe. They seem to be saying... "show me, you hypocrite. I hear what you are saying, but I am more closely watching what you are doing and they are two very different things." But I think also the problem is that many people just have a false impression as to what  real Christian is supposed to be like. They have this image of a person in robes with a long beard with a 'end of the world is nigh' sign walking up and down 5th ave., rather than just a humble, honest, hard working, honorable person (honorable even when no one is looking) that loves and walks with God... no matter what.
Now for many this 'hypocrite' argument is just an excuse. I know people like that. They are looking for an excuse NOT to believe (and do right, because they love evil and wrong), while high on drugs, screwing umpteen sluts and hookers and drunk half the time while looking for ways to scam up some money. Most of these kind of people, deep down inside, they know the truth, they are just looking for excuses and the devil is always ready to provide them. But with younger people, I think their 'turn off' for religion and Christianity in particular is real and is largely honestly based on the evil and corrupt behavior of the Church and Christians.

We are ambassadors for Christ. Let us all do our best to make sure we are at our best all the time. Why?The world is watching.

Finally, let me say this for the Catholic haters out there. You live in America. If you lived in the Middle East in the turmoil there, say in Aleppo in Syria, stuck in a war zone, perhaps getting shot at, your perspective of both Catholics and Orthodox believers will suddenly and permanently shift. You will flee to those areas where Catholics and Orthodox believers live and to those Churches, rather than to some Islamic center or Rebel militia group. In short, your harsh doctrinal views are molded by the extreme comfort of your lifestyle and you feel you have the right to judge another man who just had his house blown up and saw his wife raped and murdered fleeing to a Catholic Church for safety. You put yourself in that man's shoes and think long and hard about whom you will see as your brother in those times and who is your enemy, while hungry, tired and your kids crying because they are hungry and tired and perhaps injured too. He will remember that when all hell broke loose it was the Catholics or Orthodox Church that fed him... because he was a Christian while the Internet Protestant cast hate at those who helped him in distress.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
(Mat 25:34-46)

I pray God gives these harsh, judgmental protestants a real chance to show what they are made of in situations that test their faith to the degree needed and adjusts it to encompass more of traits they are sorely lacking...

Mercy and love rather than spiritual arrogance and judgment.

Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
(Isa 48:4-5)

When people think of prophets today,  they tend to think along the lines of men (and in some instances, women) who can properly interpret the prophetic scriptures of old. They tend to think of studious people who can correctly interpret and discern the messages of old to tell us 'what happens next' on God's prophetic timetable. Such men are to be thanked for their hard work and ability to dig and discover the meanings of the ancient prophecies and make them come to life for we who live at the very end of the time of fallen man. But are they really prophets? No, not in the classic sense. They are more like (if they are correct in their interpretations) anointed teachers of prophecy rather than prophets. The prophet has a very different function than just pointing out someone else's prophecies. The prophets job is to proclaim God's word to a sinful and wayward people and in most instances to tell the people what will happen to them if they don't do as the Lord commands and what will happen to them of they do act in accordance with the divine command (repent). God raises up prophets when the national or corporate sins demand them. Then he anoints a prophet or many prophets to go out and proclaim God's holy word to the erring people. The Lord did not like the stubborn wickedness of his people. And sent them many prophets to warn them.

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way. They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
(Jer 6:27-28)

And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
(Eze 3:4-9)

In the Church, the Prophets Role is a little different. He is usually sent to minster to the people with words of spirit filled exhortation. If you listen carefully to a real prophet, you can hear rebuke, even in the words of encouragement given to some. A prophet's job is not exactly the same in the two testaments, but they are similar. But in this they are the same, they are both there as a kind of oracle of God to keep his people on the right path. When a prophet arrives, it is usually because a person or people have strayed pretty far and need to do a course correction, promptly.

Hear me dear brethren in Christ. There is a spirit out there masquerading as Jesus. There is a spirit out there that has taken over many Church and religious institution. There is a spirit out there that has gotten control of the powers of the American government. Giving heed to this spirit will take you off the path to life because this spirit's constant call is to get you, the Christian, to err, sin and rebel but do it in such a way that you never really know that this is what you have done. It's why so many Churches today don't require you to bring your bible to Church. It's why so many are more into entertainment than solid teaching; pop culture rather than the gospel. There is an stubborn streak that has come upon the whole nation that no longer wants to deal in the simple, profound and immutable truths in the Bible. It's much easier to paint the world a moral gray and make up your own rules as you go along and use the 'gray' as your excuse for ones evil. That is Christianity today in America. Standards have become suggestions and truth has become a 'conspiracy theory' that no one wants to talk about or deal with.

What are the causes of obstinacy? There are basically three, and usually they work hand in hand.

Love of Sin.

When a person loves sin, he does not want to hear that it's wrong. The 50 year old married man does not want to hear that his weekly visits to the motel room with his 20 year old subordinate at work for a 'quickie' isn't wrong.  He loves his sin and his sin will lead him into obstinacy. Take this once great nation that is still called America, though at this point in time it should be renamed to something else so as not to defame the name of that once great nation. We have gone to war over and over again, without the support of Congress, the support of the world or in the latest instance we are about to do so without the support of the people as well. We go to war in unilateral fits of violence and greed. We just hop on our warships and fighter aircraft and start wars all over the world, often times in secret. Today its Syria. Obstinacy (coupled with hypocrisy) are leading a dying empire into yet another bloody corpse filled pit of folly. What is the real cause?


Pride, or better 'arrogance' is another key cause of obstinacy. We are talking about a person or people who know better than God.  Those know everything and always have to step into someone else's business and won't mind their own. How many of you know people who always have something to say about someone else' business but can never get around to taking care of their own? Always pointing the finger at someone else dirty underwear while they themselves walk around smelling like an open sewer, brown stains covering  the back of their pants? I know people like that. They have a common trait. They refuse to see themselves clearly. They refuse to listen to others and oftentimes, if you look and observe them real carefully, you will see at the root of the trouble is not just a deep spiritual malaise, but a childishness. In short, you will see a spoiled little child that never really grew up. If they don't get what they want, they throw a temper tantrum or as in the case of America, they become violent. And like any spoiled child who is never corrected, the problem grows worse with each fit and with time.

My point here may not be clear to many of you but it is an important one. This spirit is a serious problem in American society and in our cultural psyche. Most Christians carry these disease with them when they get into Church and even in the rare instances with they have actually been saved (born again). Is any man woman or child going to enter into heaven with the spirit of pride? No. This is an impossibility.

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
(Luk 18:17)

Brothers, this is as true with men as it is with nations. Arrogance springs from immaturity and an inability to take into account the effect ones actions have on others. These kinds of people are often called Sociopaths. They don't care about anyone but themselves. The earth revolves around them. This all comes from pride, selfishness and childishness.

There is a spirit out there brothers, that wants to get us to go along with things that God has condemned. One of the hooks they use in this nation  springs from the very spirits that I have described. Love of sin and arrogance. Both of these traits are pretty well ingrained into the American psyche and American pride (arrogance) is 'as American as mom and apple pie', as the saying goes.

But it is that very arrogance that God has a major controversy with. He is going to humble and probably humiliate us in the not too distant future. Why? Because we have taken it upon ourselves to walk around with brown pants stained from our own waste, demanding we look at everyone else undies to look for and condemn the fact that not enough bleech was used last time they were washed, even though they are clean as a whistle. I know this sounds vulgar, but not nearly as vulgar as the sin of American pride and the ocean of blood she has shed.

The US-based organization Just Foreign Policy, which has a board composed of former elected politicians, academics, and human rights experts, has estimated that 1.5 million Iraqis have died violently since the US Alliance invasion of Iraq, this being based on  estimates by the UK ORB organization and by top US medical epidemiologists  from 36-Nobel-Laureate Johns Hopkins University and 82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University – Countercurrents.org

I am watching this whole machinery of state prepare for yet another war. Yet the good news is that the American people are finally tired of all of these wars. They are tired of seeing their kids come home half (or wholly) crazy, crippled up and suicidal. “It's enough already”, says the nation. That to me, is very good news. It shows that the nation is slowly waking up from its media induced slumber and deceit.  This is the very first baby step the nation has taken in the right direction for a very long time. The bad news is that our condition as a nation is terminal and the ever so slight awakening that is taking place is probably too little too late.


This was one of the major sins of Israel and also one of the Western and American Church. In Ancient Israel, the worshiped Astoreth and Baal. In Modern America the worship is in the dollar, American economic and military might and the American flag. Yet again, it may prove to be one of the lesser 'gods' of idolatry like personal ambition, a new car, a bigger house but the error is still the same. They have placed an idol in their heart and heed the calling of these new gods. This too leads to stubbornness and idolatry. Go back and re- read the opening verse. God had to do declare what he was going to do before hand so that the people would know that it was God, not their idol that was going to do what the Lord had proposed. They had become obstinate, stubborn and wicked.

Proper Perspective for Christians

I have been told I am a glass half-empty kind of person. I reject that characterization. I am a glass totally full kind of person!! Why? The glass is totally full for Christians who love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and love him and honor him in Spirit and in truth. I am a 'glass totally empty' kind of guy for the world we live in. I know what the scripture teach. I can look at our world and see parts of it slowly dying. The Bible, our God and Jesus Christ offers no hope for the unrepentant and wicked world.  Those who try and create a hope outside of Christ are only fooling themselves... and anyone who listens to them.  Our own environment tells us our world is dying. The problem I see with those who are worried about these characterizations? They don't really know God and more importantly they don't put their FULL unconditional trust in him. They put their trust in the American war machine, our crooked politicians and their ability to know secrets or read conspiracy theories. They are still in the world and are trying to save that which God has already condemned. You know what they are really saying? “I am right and you are wrong. God. The world as it stands should be saved. I will save it on my own human power coupled with the satanic governments on earth and show you how wrong you are.” Do you want to know why I have been mocked and ridiculed by others? Old friends who have snickered at me behind my back even some family members whose whole countenance and behavior changes just because of my presence? Here is the reason  - a deep sincere walk with Christ.

I have seen this over many years. I know the deal. It is no mystery to me. It used to bother me but today, I have just learned to ignore them and stay as far away from people like that as possible.  I hope they get saved but know full well that they probably won't, I cannot trouble myself further over them. Further contact I know will only prove to be a weight and hindrance to my walk. I shake the dust off of my feet and press on. I have long ago ceased attempting to separate a fool from his folly. The fool will only turn on you if you try.

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
(Joh 15:18-19)

I gave up that whole life of the world, the Intelligence community and the whole National Security state years ago. The kind of secrets our government has. I have no real desire to know them except as they effect the Christians and to a lesser degree the ordinary people (not the government) of America and the poor and humble people who inhabit our globe. If I wanted to stare at secrets and was in love with them, I would join a satanic coven. They have lots of evil secrets too. I am not interested in the dark things of satan. I am interested in the life giving truths of God and the way into the kingdom of Heaven. I am not looking for a religion that comforts me. I am looking for one that saves me and this is the fundamental disconnect with many Christians today. People say they need something to believe in so they don't get too depressed. I have heard some Christians say this. Their real problem is that they don't know Christ, not in a living, vital and soul saving way. They have a form of Godliness but they really don't believe it. They have a one-foot-in-the-world mentality. They are not standing on the sure foundation of Christ, they are standing on the slippery slopes of Americanism. No one who has  truly been born again is going to stay depressed for long. Now yes, I do get down sometimes, looking at all of this bad news, and the hard work I must do everyday, often with no financial renumeration. It can be very,  very discouraging. But this I know (for he has shown me personally many things) God is going to redeem his people and save them and give them eternal life. This does not mean we should abandon the world but that if you are depressed about things going on in the world and need false hope to keep you from falling into depression, you had better begin to believe (step out and take risks) the Gospel and not just say you do and play church. Such folks described here have not really stepped away from the world. They have mental belief but not real saving FAITH.

 When I stepped away from all of that wickedness in the intelligence system. I had to go through hell. I was investigated and re-investigated umpteen times I was mocked and humiliated by my comrades in arms when I was getting out of it. One old buddy of mine told me never to contact him again. But I got out of that system of war for profit. I did not have a home to live in when I left but I left. I really didn't care where I lived as long as it wasn't in a uniform and serving the beast. It took faith. Faith that God was going to lead me. Faith that he would not fail me. Faith that he would not forsake me. But faith took risk and sacrifice. It was hard, very hard. But God was with me the whole way. My hope is in God and Christ and I cannot and will not be a partaker of the sins of America. Not in nor out of uniform. Not if I want to see life eternal. The Lord told his people to not be a partaker of Babylon's sins. He meant that literally, not figuratively. When asked years ago about the possibility of me coming back and joining an intel agency a few years ago, I just don't think the person who asked me understood just how insulting his question was. I was most polite but I have to tell you, it was kind of like asking me to join a satanic cult. There was just no way I was ever going to do it. The ONLY way I would ever consider it is if I was going into a very senior policy position with some real say over many of our Foreign and Economic policies. Only then would I even consider going through the trouble of getting a clearance again and dealing with all of the crap that goes with it. I have no desire to go into that world again. It's a system whose incompetence is only matched by its growing criminality and wickedness. I think my soul would be in better hands if I joined cosa-nostra, a Mexican Drug Cartel, a homosexual rape gang or some Russian oligarchs mob payroll than in the US intelligence/National Security system.

I know this site has a lot of bad news on it. I am here to watch and what is happening in this word is horrible, truly horrific. You cannot put a smiling face on a million deaths in Iraq, radiation about to destroy much of the sea life in the pacific, A US dollar on its way to a collapse, famine in East Africa, constant bombings in Sudan, Islamic massacres of Christians in West Africa, chemical weapons use in Syria, revolution in Egypt, a bona-fide nut-job running a nuclear armed North Korea. But someone has to tell the people and the worldly Church and do it consistently, accurately with an eye towards the scriptures and bible prophecy and at the same time (this is key) not be hooked into the dark forces (and often satanic ones) that pay the bills at so many 'Christian' sites. I refuse to give into the delusions of so much of American Christianity just to gain more traffic at my site.

So brothers, if I sound different that just about any other site out there. There is a reason for it. I was charged by God to warn the people and I am going to do it. He has given me some other charges as well  and I will fulfill those as well. As far as being a prophet I can only say this, so read what I am saying here with the utmost care and re-read it a hundred times before you write me calling me a prophet. I do not call myself a prophet. I have always said that and I always will. If others want to call me one, I am not going to argue with them. If I am a prophet, I won't have to call myself one. Those that take that name for themselves are usually publicity hounds and seek profit. If Joe the Prophet really is a prophet, he won't have to call himself one. Those who hear him speak read his words will know... “That is a prophet”. But what I do here? Ninety percent of it is watching, not prophesying. I do a little teaching and a little ministering but mostly I watch and warn. That is my job.

The days are evil, the times are dark and we need to be aware of the evils of our times. Let we who truly now Christ, let us be a 'glass full up' (not half full) kind of people. But never, EVER sugar coat what God has in store for the world and those who continue in sin, rebellion and foolish pride. That glass is not only empty, but it has a hole in the bottom of it and is about to be smashed into a thousand pieces.  If you really know Christ and he has revealed himself unto you (the few to whom he really has) know this - Your glass will not only be full up, it will be overflowing with blessings, joy, love, peace and hope for God has a wonderful future for you.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
(1Co 2:9-10)

Walk in the Spirit and know that what we see on Earth is just the last act of the devils attempt to thwart and dethrone God. Don't let him hook you into his service by stealth, deceit or rebellion. Don't become obstinate, stubborn against God and his promises. This I know and can bear witness to after 14 years of doing this site. God will always keep his word if you do what he has called you to do and obey his voice. Do your part and God will always do his. Be humble, yield to God and his spirit and stay on the narrow path.

Keep thy foot from evil.

Enter not into the dwelling places of evil men nor into their buildings, businesses or home for many have already become accursed.

Make no agreement with the devil, his servants or his imps.

Keep your hands free from innocent blood.

Give thanks to God and Christ Jesus in all things.

Stand firm in your faith knowing it has great recompense of reward... if we faint not.

Mark S. Waton
Sept 2013