The Miraculous Power of Pain & Suffering – By Thomas Koester

When I get strong, I get lost. When I get busy, I get independent. When I get successful, I get lonely.

I was down and out, from October 11th, 2013 through mid January, 2014. Life had been hard and painful, but God has never been closer than he’s been with me through those difficult months. I’ll tell you, my dear friends, I’d rather be laid up and laid out with God by my side than lonely, but successful in the world any day.

I had gotten to the point in my suffering that I began to thank God for my injuries and sicknesses. I began to see the blessings and the beautiful breaking to my stubborn heart, and the fresh and living water flooding into my dry soul. My pain in a miraculous way allowed God’s voice to become magnified and the whispers of, “I love you son,” filled my troubled mind in those long and dark, painful nights.

I truly want God, but he’s not necessarily in my busyness, nor is he in my business. He’s not in my self imposed deadlines, or in the deadlines of others, which weary my body and mind, and cause me to strain and to force my goals above Gods’. He’s not in the coulda, woulda or shoulda’s, nor is he in my goals of independence and worldly success. God is definitely not in my confused tantrums, my sulking, or complaining.

God is in the midst of suffering; he’s nearby the crushed and the weary; the sick and the lonely. Our God is with the widowed; he’s with the fatherless and alien. He hears the cries and prayers of the broken, the injured and the weak.

“He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.” Isaiah 42:3 (NLT)

When I get strong, I get lost. When I get busy, I get independent. When I get successful, I get lonely.

I want God, and therefore I welcome the pain and suffering, so that I might gain all that he has for me through it. This is the process that can get us found in God, which can makes us strong in the right things and focused on eternal values, which can bring contentment during our seasons of affliction.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not looking for pain and suffering, only that when it comes, the goodness and presence of God is magnified through it, and therefore, I can revel in it and celebrate because of it. Through it, I have learned that our greatest changes can result from what we suffer. Pain and suffering are powerful for our good!

So, while my body was aching and writhing in pain and anguish, my soul was soaring with God. I worshiped God and thanked him through so much of my illnesses and injuries. The pain still lingers and the scar, which I now bare on my left leg and knee will always remind me of God’s faithfulness to me all the way through it.

And so, I thank God for all of it.

A few weeks ago, I was complaining to my wife, Toni about a difficult client. I was through and ready to cut the relationship and take a significant loss just to get out of the misery.

Then, Toni pulled the “Book of Job” on me:

“Has not God provided through this person?” she said, and then continued: “Shall we curse the very provision because it comes with difficulty?”

Wow! I was called out and convicted. Thank you Toni!

I had set aside, not only heaven’s provision for me, but I had set aside God’s provision of grace and mercy towards the one whom God setup to bring such needed financial provision.

“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not also receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job 2:10

I am not deformed, but I am being transformed. The more we complain and lay blame, the slower our remaking through our braking goes. In my recent story with my client, God used my wife to get me back on track and with God’s program.

Our complaining always works against God’s transforming work, and so we fail to see how God masters evil for our good. Our complaining and blaming causes us to only see the badness of evil, rather the goodness of God in spite of it and His creative use with it.

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I The Lord do all these things.” ERV

Ha, I’ve not heard that verse preached in Church!

So, if God masters light, darkness, peace and evil, how can we be destroyed in the day of pain, sickness and disease? How can we lose if what we fear cannot keep us from winning? How then shall we live, if even evil and the day of disaster is under the control of such a loving and caring Heavenly Father?

I’ll tell ya how we should then live — In Total Victory and with an Overcomer’s Spirit!

Hey, there’s power in what we suffer, no matter how miserable or deadly! But ya gotta put away the complaining and start the thanksgiving and praising.

I was just a young teenager of 14 years old, when I got a hold of a book titled: “By What Standard” By Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony, the father of Mark Rushdoony.

Like the late Dr. Rushdoony, the life and story of Job set the standard of who God is and His power over evil. Page 185 through page 205 of By What Standard, is what impacted me most, in my life as a boy of 14. The Book of Job established my foundation for all my understanding of the ways of God and the ability of God. The Book of Job became my standard of biblical understanding and godly comfort.

Like Job, it is blind faith and trust in the Almighty, whereby God shall succeed in spite of our lack of understanding and even confusion. Our suffering is not the end of the means, but the means to an end, forewhich Satan’s must comply to God’s will over our lives and our wellbeing.

So, the key is to invest all of your faith and trust into God’s will and pain and suffering will become allies to your transformation and glorification.

Hebrews 2:10 (NIV)
“In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.”

Was it not God who invited Satan to consider His servant Job?

Did not God establish the boundaries after he invited Satan to afflict Job?

(Job, chapters one and two).

God masterfully controlled darkness, sickness and disease over His servant Job, but He also displayed His power over the Prince of Darkness.

The Book of Job reveals how Satan must obey the very boundaries that God sets up, leaving Satan and all evil under the power of the God of the Universe and Creator of all things. And yes, including all angelic beings, and even those who’ve failed at the Heavenly coup d’état of God’s throne and power, and dare I say, they failed miserably!

Genesis 4:6-7
God spoke to Cain:”Why this tantrum? Why the sulking? If you do well, won’t you be accepted? And if you don’t do well, sin is lying in wait for you, ready to pounce; it’s out to get you, you’ve got to master it.”

We can master sin because God has mastered evil, and his Son, Jesus Christ has vanquished our sin, he destroyed death and conquered the grave! But tantrums and sulking leaves you vulnerable, and instead of victory you’ll end in defeat.

So, we can thrive in pain and suffering, in loss and betrayal, and evil shall not destroy us. Evil becomes a weapon in the hand of God, disarming our enemy and thwarting evil’s plan for our destruction.

Do you want to disarm the Evil One? Then praise God in the midst of all that hell has unleashed and bask in the suffering with thanksgiving. Trust fully in the God who knows what He is doing and the limits for which evil must obey.

Can we lose?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 ESV

Put your faith and trust in God and become transformed and not deformed by all that you suffer.

Your pain may be your breakthrough into victory and validation that you are a true son or daughter and not a victim.

As a victor, you too will see The Miraculous Power of Pain and Suffering.

Children of A Lesser God – By Thomas Koester

I wrote this seven years ago…

“Behold, we are slaves this day; in the land that you gave to our fathers to enjoy its fruit and its good gifts, behold, we are slaves. And its rich yield goes to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins. They rule over our bodies and over our livestock as they please, and we are in great distress.”
Nehemiah 9:36-37

Politicians, Legislators and Presidents will not return us to a Great People or a Great Nation, but confession and repentance of God’s People will.

“But they- our ancestors behaved presumptuously; they rebelled and did not obey your commandments. They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in [Europe].* *added.
Nehemiah 9:16-17

Death Is on the Prowl

God ‘s Message yet again:

“Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, The tried and true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls.

But they said,

“Nothing doing. We aren’t going that way.”

I even provided watchmen for them to warn them, to set off the alarm. But the people said,

“It’s a false alarm. It doesn’t concern us.”

And so I’m calling in the nations as witnesses:

“Watch, witnesses, what happens to them!”

And,’ Pay attention, earth! Don’t miss these bulletins. I’m visiting catastrophe on this people, the end result of the games they’ve been playing with me. They’ve ignored everything I’ve said, had nothing but contempt for my teaching.
Jeremiah 6:16-19

We’ve exchanged the Glorious Gospel for a seeker friendly message so as to build our Churches in numbers rather than faithfulness to God and His ways.

We’ve changed the blood of the New Covenant, the precious blood of our Lord and Savior, into that of the blood of animals, and we therefore proclaim people sinless by emotions rather by repentance and faith. We teach tolerance but not obedience. We preach the Love of God trumps all other attributes of the one and only True Living God of Scripture. Who’s wrath against sin and those who make sin their lifestyle remains, as their day of judgment is being held back.

Faith, belief, repentance and obedience to The risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is mankind’s only escape from the wrath of God. For who needs to be saved from a God of Love? And, if we only preach God’s love and tolerance, what becomes of the shed blood of Jesus Christ? And, for what purpose does his death serve if God is only Love?

Our Country was found on Christian and moral principles, and by the rule of law.

Our Nation was lost because we pastors and churches have abandoned our Christian principles and our moral standing under God. We’ve abandoned the preaching of the cross and the resurrection of our only Redeemer.

We have full churches, but empty Christians. We have Christian couples fornicating, but freely worshiping. We have Christian marriages adulterating but actively serving. We have Christian youth sexually experimenting with their bodies, but attend warm gatherings and rallies for Christ. We’ve trained them with double standards, one set for school and the other for church. Our youth of tomorrow are the double standards of today’s adults. And all this is just fine?

Our Nation is lost not because the ungodly sin, but because the righteous practice, tolerate and preach unrighteousness!

The condition of the Church is directly related to the condition of our pastors. To the messages they preach, and the duplicity they tolerate. All in exchange for notoriety, fame and market share of transient Christians, and the unsaved seeking a friendly Sunday morning message. We’ve become more excited about a new visitor rather than a new saint.

One Wednesday evening service my Senior Pastor allowed me to preach a message titled: “Children of A Lessor God.” When I stopped preaching, people were weeping in their seats and falling on there knees at the alter. My Senior Pastor and I had to literally and carefully step around and over our repentant brothers and sisters, and began praying for them one by one. Others came forward to assist us with prayer or join their brothers and sisters.

After things quieted down, I will never forget what my Senior Pastor said: “There is no way you can preach that way on a Sunday morning.” I was both confused and shocked. It is precisely why our Churches and Christians are in the state that they are in because we don’t preach the Truth of God’s Word nor preach Christ Crucified to redeem sinners from God’s terrible wrath.

We refuse to preach the weightiness of God, so they don’t experience the weightiness of their sins.

We have become children of a lesser God and therefore have a lesser Church, lesser Nation, and have become a lesser people.

So, our Nation is headed back to Europe, the very place our founding fathers had fled, and just like the Israelites kept heading back to Egypt to return as slaves under a new Pharaoh, were headed back into slavery of an unelected ruler, who has recently threatened to rule by his pen, rather than by a Constitutional Representative Republic.

So goes the Church, so goes the Nation.

The False Prophets of the Political Left – By Thomas Koester

Balaam was an authentic prophet of God. He was a greedy prophet, and Moabite King offered Balaam a great deal of money to curse Moses and the people of Israel.

So Balaam tried several times to curse Moses and God’s people.

Each time Balaam intended to proclaim a curse, he could only bless God’s people. So the King grew tired and fired the prophet of God. Balaam went home defeated and unpaid.

So Balaam thought of a way to curse God’s people. He decided to make a deal with the Moabite King. He told the King that while God prevented him from declaring a curse and instead, only a blessing, he thought of a way to get God’s people to sin. He further explained that God would remove his blessing from his people, making the Israelites vulnerable to attack.

So the Moabite King agreed and sent in his prostitutes and idolators.

The prostitutes slept with the men of Israel, and the women purchased the idols and began worshiping the gods of Moab. God saw from Heaven the sin in the camp of Israel. He removed his blessing of protection and the people began to die.

People, This is what’s happening right now, through Biden’s Executive Orders and the intentions of the House leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. They are getting America to sin again, and for God’s blessings and protection to be removed. They are getting Americans to kill its unborn. The killing of its elderly. Perversion of justice. Protection of pedophiles. Appointment of evil people to political positions. The worship of power. The worship of money. The advancement of Communism and Marxism. The destruction of religious liberties.

In doing this, God’s blessings will be reversed, his protection removed. What we need are Pastors, and Priests like that of Arron’s sons, which acted in zeal and reverence before the Lord. They acted while Moses and Arron were only talking about a solution, rather than doing something. God was therefore pleased with Arron’s son, and so stopped the death of the people of Israel, vanquishing the conspiracy of the King of Moab.

We need to stand against the evil of our day, with great passion and zeal before the Lord. Instead, this past stolen election showed the Lord and the enemies of America that the American people and God’s people do not have the passion and zeal to stop the advancement of evil and darkness. Child pornography. Child Sex trafficking and abortion haven’t caused a scintilla of righteous indignation of God’s people to the point of overwhelming action and response.

We are gutless people, and therefore America will be gutted. Gutted of truth. Gutted of Justice. Gutted of dignity. Gutted of prosperity. Gutted of fairness, and gutted of liberties. God will not be mocked before he allows America to once again become a mockery.

Saints of God, Stand your ground! Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. Become the light of Christ. Be the salt of the earth. Be bold in your faith and obedience to Christ our King.

Patriots, Defend the Constitution. Stand up against tyranny, the cruel and oppressive rule of the Left. Push back against the Progressives. Support your good and righteous representatives of either party.

If we do not stand up for our faith and freedoms, we will surely fall as a Nation.

Do not follow the false prophets of the political left!

Why We Have A Biden/Harris Administration – By Thomas Koester

These historic events always begins on a spiritual level, before we see these things in the physical.

It is God which moves the hearts of Kings, Queens, and Presidents in accordance to his own will and counsel. All throughout history, especially biblical history, it was not unusual for God to allow evil rulers to discipline his people, or to drive his people back to himself.

Do you think God is pleased with over 34,000 denominations or fractures within Christianity?

The true, but unfortunate question, why does the Kingdom of Darkness enjoy near perfect unity, while Christianity and conservatism is woefully fragmented?

Wickedness faithfully coalesces around the satanic. But in Christianity, we can’t even agree as to the operation and ministry of the Holy Spirit. We are fractured whether the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are relevant for today. We are fractured whether theological intellectualism and learning, or the Holy Spirit is the Guide and Teacher. We are fractured because we’ve allowed solid biblical truth to become realitve and negotiable.

Furthermore, mainstream Christianity believes that the Kingdom of God and the rule and reign of Jesus Christ is futuristic. What if they are wrong? What if all this time, we’ve rejected the reigning King Jesus within the hearts of his people?

So not only have we’ve insulted the Holy Spirit, but we’ve also said, based on our actions and false belief, “This King shall not reign over us!”

“…But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this king to reign over us.'”
Luke 19:14

Christianity, as much, if not more so than Republicanism is overrun and overruled by elitism, and infiltrated with secular progressivism. This is not by accident, but by sadistic design.

The corruption of Christianity and our lack of unity can be boiled down to, unfaithfulness to God and Scripture, and to the ill treatment of the person and power of the Holy Spirit.

Furthermore, our worship of the anointing rather than to whom the Anointer points to has caused many to fall into the worship of demons.

All of this is why our country, and for that matter, all free nations to fall under Marxist-Socialism.

Christianity has willingly abdicated all its authority and mission to the State.

Is it possible that God just might be allowing a Biden/Harris administration to expose the false Church, and to reveal the purity and honor of His true Church and Bride?

And this is why we have a Biden/Harris, and soon to be a Harris administration.

Pawns or Patriots – By Thomas Koester

Q-Anon’ Bears Striking Resemblance to Bolshevik Psy-Op from the 1920s Known As

‘Operation Trust’

“Operation Trust” was a Bolshevik counterintelligence operation run from 1921 to 1926 aimed at neutralizing opposition by creating the false impression that a powerful group of military leaders had organized to stop the communists’ takeover.

This type of Psy-Op causes confusion and difficulty to determine fact from fantasy.

I listened to an interview with Q-Anon people this morning describing the history and background of Q. They shared their belief in God, their disbelief in a Jewish race and Nation, as well as their disbelief in the biblical and historical Jesus Christ. They also made some wildly outlandish claims about Tom Hanks being arrested and executed, along with many other well-known figures. Many, if not all serous Q-Anon believers are Numerologists.

Q-Anon asserts that Hanks and hundreds of well known and powerful figureheads take a human substance known as adrenochrome. I cannot say anything more here about this substance, but if interested and have a strong stomach, you can research it.

I believe that Q-Anon is an anti-Semitic group of conspiracy theorists that unfortunately has been sourced by many Christians and conservative leaders. Q-Anon does not believe that there ever was a Jewish people or race. While they say they believe in God, they openly deny the divinity of Jesus Christ and believe him to be a made-up historical figure.

I believe, and I hope I’m incorrect, but Main Stream Media (MSM) and Q may be on the same team. MSM promotes disinformation and Q promotes misinformation. Both are needed in psychological and propaganda warfare, and together may be an axis of evil.

How can we trust Q, or Q-Anon in anything they say, when they are admittedly anti-Christ? We, believers, are to test the spirits to see if they are of God. 1 John 4:1

We are to stay clear of any spirit or person(s) that denies that Jesus Christ came in human form.

“And every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ comes in flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, of which you have heard that it should come, and now is already in the world.” 1 John 4:3

Please, use spiritual discernment and make sure what you hear lines up with the Holy Scriptures.

Our trust must be in God and not man. There is only one God, and one Savior, Jesus Christ. Only God, through Jesus Christ, can save a soul from hell and a nation from destruction.

I understand people’s desire to know what’s coming. But it is this unquenchable desire that has opened us up to misinformation, and to become Pawns rather than Patriots.

From Thomas Koester Call To Courage Ministries Copperopolis, California

To All Saints & Soldiers:

I know that you have been absorbing a great deal of information, good or bad. Do not allow what you are seeing and hearing to take you off your mission as husbands, fathers, and godly men. Do not allow yourselves to drift away from the Lord. To the contrary; fight to recapture your heart once again. Then fight to win again the heart of your wife. Fight for the hearts of your children.

If things are broken or at odds between you and your wife, fix it now, but not with your “toolbox,” but by listening to her heart. Have compassion for her, and make her safe in your presence and absence. Please, men, let your wives into your heart and speak to them with kindness and wisdom. She’s your partner, and I can promise you this that there’s no one else better suited to be in your foxhole and camp than your wives.

Be gentle and patient with your children. Your actions, attitudes and words should show them how much you love them, and that they, along with your wives are more important than your man-toys, sports, politics, or even your ministries.

You set the climate of fear or peace in your homes. Choose peace and fight to hold onto a climate of peace in your house. After all, “a man’s home is his castle,” so protect and defend it, but more so, your family which lives in it.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

Show your wife and children through your right actions, that your trust is in the Lord. This is your job as a man of faith. Your trust in God becomes their trust in God. Your good father-heart points them directly to the Father-Heart of God, which, by the way is where they find their identities.

Things are going to be rough these next few weeks. Our Nation and it’s people will be tested beyond belief. But hold onto your belief in God, in your marriage, and in your children. They, not your careers, video games, sports and politics are your mission. The Country will right itself, or perhaps not. This however does not change the man you are, nor your mission.

Cling to God and to his Word. Love your wives unconditionally and sacrificialy. Be gentle with your children, and show them great patience. Tell them with words and action that you love them.

Be stouthearted. Be brave. Be courageous. Be men of God. Brothers in Chist. Hold to Truth. Armor up with God’s promises. Hold to the peace that comes from trusting God.

Remember that you are not alone. The God of the Angel Armies lives within you. Your brothers are not far off, we’re in this together.

Lead your families well. It’s up to you, and no other. The term “husband,” means “band around the house.” Be that physical and spiritual band. You can do it, because you are on the Lord’s side.

Again, get right with your wives and children. No excuses. No worries. Be courageous men, and make God and heaven’s armies proud!

The heroes of our faith and Saints of old are watching. They are with the Heavenly Hosts, cheering you on to victory.

Jesus Hired Fishermen And The Church Hires Celebrities – The 21st Century Impotent Church – By Thomas Koester

I think what has actually occurred these past few years is that God has pulled back the curtains. He has done this to show us all how evil our Nation has become, and how perverse our political and corporate leaders actually are on both sides of the political spectrum. God has shined the light on you and me too, to convict us of our own personal wickedness and unfaithfulness.

We should not expect God to bless America until we turn from our personal, corporate, and national sins.

What can the Righteous do when it’s the “Righteous” that are practicing unrighteousness?

It is not the unbeliever or the pagan that is to set the moral standard, but the believer. When a nation loses its moral standing, it is not the fault of unbelievers, NO! We, God’s people, bear the responsibility before God and the country.

The Church has failed to honor Jesus’ Great Commission. It’s the Gospel of the Kingdom, which changes the hearts of men and women, and which preserves a nation. The prosperity gospel, “Christian fads,” Christian this, and Christian that, heavenizing everything we touch is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s conformity to the world standards, and unfaithfulness to Christ Jesus, which has neutralized and besmirched our testimony and witness.

We were supposed to take on the same attitude and humility of Christ Jesus. We were supposed to do the good deeds of Jesus, and even surpass them because he has gone to the Father. We were supposed to be filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered with God’s grace to move mountains and to bring Good News. But instead, we built buildings and hid behind walls and stained glass windows.

Jesus hired fishermen, and the Church hires celebrities and the mighty. We’ve become the Church Impotent of the 21st Century. Let me repeat that:

We have become the Church Impotent, not the Church Important of the 21st Century. If we had been the Important Church, our culture, society, and politics would be reflective of righteousness, fairness, and justice.

Amos 5:23-27

23-24 “I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image-making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.”

25-27 “Didn’t you, dear family of Israel, worship me faithfully for forty years in the wilderness, bringing the sacrifices and offerings I commanded? How is it you’ve stooped to dragging gimcrack statues of your so-called rulers around, hauling the cheap images of all your star-gods here and there? Since you like them so much, you can take them with you when I drive you into exile beyond Damascus.” God’s Message, God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”

Do you see what happens when we make our Kings our idols [president], and Hollywood type stars our religious gods [pastors, prophets, and priests]?

Tens of thousands of people, families, and businesses have left oppressive governors and states. To where will you go under a Biden/Harris administration? Beyond Damascus?

We have long since abdicated our religious duties and responsibilities to the State, and the State has willingly taken the place of the Church in society.

Authority in a vacuum is always replaced with another authority. In this case, the “New Authority” will not rule according to the Church’s values or ethics. We gave it up willingly for a 501-C3 tax break!

Judgment always begins with the House of God. And, my dear brothers and sisters, this is not the kind of judgment that a rapture will save you from. We did this, and it’s our robes which we have soiled.

Prepare for a season of purification and trials. Not to destroy us, but to bring us back to God that we may take our place in this age and the age to come. That we may once again be the Light and Salt of the earth. That we may preach the true Gospel of the Kingdom, which is actually the real Good News, which the world needs and yearns for. That we may make true disciples.

Turn back to God Churchgoer. Repent Pastor, prophet, and priest. Pour out your lament for yours and our sins. Put ash upon our own heads, and pray that God will grant all of us contrite hearts and godly repentance.

The Rise of Fakers & Thieves vs The People of Faith & Freedom -By Thomas Koester

“If our God, whom we honor, can save us from a blazing furnace and from your power, he will, Your Majesty. But if he doesn’t, you should know, Your Majesty, we’ll never honor your gods or worship the gold statue that you set up.” Daniel 3:17-18

Let this New Year be a year whereby all believers everywhere honor God and His Word. We must resist men who threaten to seize control over our lives and who are progressively replacing the God in whom we worship, with false gods and ideologies increasingly infesting our sacred institutions.

We will never bow to a false president, nor accept fraudulent elections. We will not honor any decrees which dishonors God or the sanctity of life. We will never worship government or live by every word from the mouth of Washington DC.

We refuse to listen to fakers and thieves, whether in Church or government.

So, even if our God delays, our most sincere prayers and longing for a New Heaven and a New Earth, we’ll never honor false gods, or fake news broadcasts, nor will we honor their czar-gods, or worship “the golden programing” they continue to force us to watch.

Why? Because the Church will be too busy caring for the lost and reaching them in the four corners of this darkening world.

Rise up Oh Bride of Christ, your finest hour has dawned this New Year’s Day and our window of opportunity to exploit the last rays of freedom’s daylight is closing. Otherwise the day of our persecution and times of trouble spoken about in the Scriptures will soon provide the contrast which should have been there all along.

Our listening to glorious Sunday morning messages, talk radio; Christian-branding and marketing of worldly delights has forfeited the grace and culture that could have been ours. We’ve lost our Nation not because of our adherence to our Christianity, but because we did not preach it’s redemptive messages outside of our pretty Church buildings and corporate structures.

We’re loosing our Nation not because we’ve not read enough Christian authors, or followed each crazed Christian fad, but rather because we chose passivity and embellished ourselves on “Turkish Delights” of Worldliness, and gazed too long at the bewitchment of the Queen of Goodies and new Technologies. (For which, I too am guilty).

Because we used our freedom to form and fashion false gods of tolerance, gods of laughs and giggles; thumbs up and “Likes” to our sins and compromises. So we branded our Golden Calf with the name “Yahweh” to ease our guilty consciences and silence the voice of God’s whispering Holy Spirit of repentance.

Our Nation’s ruin is not our failed politics, or lack of political might, but rather our refusal to preach the Gospel of a better order, and of an eternal and expanding Kingdom. A Kingdom led by the King of kings, Lord of lords and the Presidents of presidents, that is Jesus Christ, The Righteousness of God!

But there is still Hope. And, the God of all hopes dwells within you. The time is NOW to declare the Hope which is inside of you. For how can it be hope unless you speak it out to the hopeless and the hope-lost?

Put down the false gods of our age, apnd thus brighten the future of America. Our freedom was won by people whose God is the Lord of Life and Freedom.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed! John 8:36

Heaven Is For Real – By Thomas Koester

If you’re not living as though heaven is for real then you’re not prepared to live there.

“Nobody gets too much heaven no more It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb…”

(Songwriter(s): Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) Recorded: July 1978

We’ve got to stop playing into the hands of Unbelievers and Utopians, by joining them in bringing heaven to earth. It’s our job as believers to bring people to heaven and living a lifestyle that points the way.

Heaven is our destination, which makes us sojourners and not settlers while hear on earth.

The old saying:

“Don’t be too Heavenly minded or you’ll be no earthly good.”

That is a lie!

Being Heavenly minded is how we avoid becoming too worldly, and so becoming ineffective on earth.

We lead people towards God because of the amazing hope of heaven within us.

Colossians 3:1-2

Living the New Life

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”

Hmm, “…realities of heaven,” I like that! Heaven is a reality; it’s for real, or have you forgotten?

“Nobody gets too much heaven no more,” is because our worldly goals and comforts has replaced our heavenly destination. Jesus spoke of a present Heavenly Kingdom, which is hear, now and already within us who believe.

We’ve just forgotten it.

Heaven is both our prize and reward, which is barely spoken about or herald from pulpits. Doesn’t truly loving God mean that we have a longing to be with Him; to be where our Lover and Redeemer dwells?

We’ve trivialized what it truly means to “love the Lord thy God,” and turned love into an impossible feat, making real love as unreachable “as a high mountain” that has become “too hard to climb.”

No heaven and no love no more is making our world into a hellish place, whereby, more and more people want off earth, but in the wrong way, and in the wrong direction.

Why are so many “broken people” willing to take as many people to hell with them as possible?

Why would John Lennon pen the famous lyrics…

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky…”

…which is an atheist’s Anthem?

This song, as popular as it is, is not directing people to a place of world peace, it’s directing people straight to hell, all during a nice tune and sweet melody.

According to Ecclesiastes 3:11, We were created with “eternity written on our hearts.” We can’t fathom “only sky.” We have souls fitted for eternity.

Where are the Holy People of God who are to lead the lost and hopeless to the love of God and the only pathway to heaven, which is Jesus Christ?

If you’re not living as though heaven is for real then you’re not prepared to live there. If you’re not loving God for real then you’re making love impossible.

God’s love is real, and so Heaven is real too!

Matter of fact, heaven is so real that God sent his only Son, in the form of a baby, to make a way for you and I to enter heaven.

Before Jesus gave up his last breath, he said to the thief, hanging on his own cross next to him:

“…This day, you will be with me in Paradise.”

This Christmas, remember that Jesus was born, so that you too may be with him in heaven. The thief on the cross recognized Jesus’s innocence, and in so doing, believed that Jesus is the Christ.

I hope you too will believe.

Heven is for real because Jesus Christ, as the One and only Son of God, is real.

Real Hope to A Hopeless America – By Thomas Koester

The hope that is in every believer is real hope for a hopeless America.

We need to find our place in His Story, so that we can leave our mark in history.

The Nazi-Socialist and their sick eugenics are alive and well in America. Their aim is a “perfect society” through science and political power.

Abortion was originally, according to Margret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, a form of “depopulating the blacks from society.” Just like the Nazis dehumanized Jews, Gays, Gypsies, and Christians, Margret Sanger, and her “Planned Parenthood” cohorts, have dehumanized the unborn, especially the unborn of color. Now, since its inception, abortion has killed nearly 60 million unborn just in America alone.

You see, dictatorial and tyrannical control requires a manageable population. This is not only about the numbers of humans, but also the dollars it takes to manage them. Coronavirus is partially about the killing off, or shall I saw more humanely, euthanizing the elderly and the weakest among us. In addition, the killing off of businesses, and creating general economic ruin, and causing melee in our cities and towns.

This is being done to usher in a New Economic Order that will require efficiency and dependence.

Efficiency, that is, a more manageable populace, and a more weakened people lowers the possibility of uncontrollable revolt. This is why patriotism and those patriotic institutions we all love must go. This is why “The good ole American way,” has been under assault. This is why football, baseball, basketball, and soccer have been ruined, and our American Flag and our National Anthem desecrated. Everything that makes us America has been slowly canceled and removed in order to take away our identity and patriotism.

All of this is not new. It’s how every great nation before us has fallen. The Coronavirus is simply the mechanism being used to take away all of our freedoms and liberties. It is being used to divide us and subjugate us to lawless mandates. The virus is also to preoccupy us, giving the Democratic Left cover for the grandest theft of all times, the Presidency of the United States, and to control all houses of government, both Federal and local.

These things are necessary in order to usher in the New World Order and the New Economy. Or, as the Globalists have renamed it, “The Great Reset.”

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, is hard to grasp, when we see so many bad actors in our government and news media outlets. So we have to remind ourselves daily, that this is foremost a spiritual battle, which has brazenly manifested itself in the world of men.

There is no question as to where this is all heading. Godly men and leaders, such as pastors, reverends, and priests no longer have the luxury of the status quo of a typical Sunday service or Mass. It’s time to raise up armies of intercessors, and train and equip God’s people in evangelism and spiritual warfare.

“It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, ’cause [America] is going bye-bye.”

If we want America to survive, the Church must become the standard-bearer once again. It must lead America back to God, or God will allow our nation to spit us out.

But remember, we’re the Church and our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom. The Kingdom Gospel puts things in right order without the aid of political power. Matter of fact, the Church is most powerful under persecution.

When the Roman armies occupied First Century Israel and all of Palestine, did it deter Christianity, or did it propel it?

We know the answer — persecution became the Early Church’s rocket fuel and launched the Church into world evangelism.

“…And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14

We know what our mission is. It’s not to cower in fear or shirk our responsibility, or to proclaim that the rapture cometh. It is to stand fast, hold our ground; keep the faith, and to engage darkness with the might and power of the God of the Angel Armies. It is to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and unleash the power of the Gospel, that is, The Good News against the Bad News of World Socialism.

If we die, it’s gain. If we live, it’s Christ, the power of God unto salvation. Let’s show the World Jesus Christ. Let’s all become Jesus with skin on and hold fast to the attitude, humility, and power of Christ.

Whether we are free or in bondage, our job is to be the Church and Triumphant Bride of Christ.

Like you, I don’t want to disappoint Jesus when he returns. I want him to not only find faith on earth but to find a bright, beautiful, and radiant Bride.

So, come what may. The Devil and his minions will do their worst. The Church, we will do our best because we have the Spirit of Christ, the love for Truth, and have love for one another.

We will win because God has already won the victory in Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. The ending of the story has already been written. Just make sure that your names are written in the Lambs Book of Life, and all will go well.

We need to find our place in His Story, so that we can leave our mark in history.

The hope that is in every believer is real hope for a hopeless America.