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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Old Italian Gentleman... (Could be real?)

2 subwoofers

Homeless man fishes by stoning fish in LA river

Mind Trick

For Tech Oriented People

"InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp offers an in-depth look at DD-WRT, open source router firmware that can 'breath new life — and advanced features — into your old wired or wireless router.' Quality-of-service controls, iptables-based firewall, IPv6 support, DNS controls, Kai Daemon for allowing game console network tunneling, and a host of features for using your router as a public-access hotspot are among the many possibilities for hacking your router with DD-WRT."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get Rid Of Those Pesky Solicitation Phone Calls


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"Analysis published today shows that Hewlett-Packard has shelled out over $80 million to get rid of three CEOs since 2005. The first CEO to take her expensive exit, Carly Fiorina, received over $42 million, once stocks, options, and pension are factored in. Mark Hurd, after just four years, received $12.2 million to take his exit; and now, after 11 months, Leo Apotheker will walk out with a reported $25.2 million in severance. With eBay's Meg Whitman in as the new CEO at HP, industry analyst Robert McGarvey writes today that 'the HP gig could help Whitman replenish her personal coffers, depleted by the pumping of $119 million into a futile bid to become California's governor.'"

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"A bunch of tea-drinking northern Brits have set a new land speed record for a gasification-powered vehicle, fueled only by coffee beans. The car is called The Coffee Car, and it was created by the Teesdale Conservation Volunteers of Durham, England. The previous gasification-powered speed record — held by some Americans called 'Beaver Energy' — was a mere 47mph, fueled by wood pellets. The Coffee Car averaged no less than 66.5mph and was granted a Guinness World Record in return. Gasification is a process in which any organic fuel is turned into 'syngas,' a mixture of carbon dioxide/monoxide, hydrogen, and methane which can be used in conventional internal combustion engines. The Coffee Car was created with the sole intention of proving that renewable/green energy sources can power cars — and it looks like it succeeded!"

The Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Public. AWESOME"

"Today Google and the Israel Museum have made the famed Dead Sea Scrolls available for online viewing. This is a great step forward for scholars and those curious about the oldest known copies of many biblical texts. But why has it taken nearly 50 years for the contents of this material to be made fully public? Blogger Kevin Fogarty thinks the saga of the scrolls since their discovery — along with the history of religious texts in general — is a good example of how people seek to gain power by hoarding information. In that regard, it holds some important lessons for the many modern debates about information security and control."
Another source of manuscripts

Monday, September 26, 2011

On The Edge

Beautiful, but deadly ... third highest suicide spot in the world!

Godly Repentance

Has God ever moved in your church like this? If not, why?

Bill Johnson Wisdom

CANCER DRUG IS 'HOLY GRAIL'

The new treatment, dubbed the “stealth bomber”, has already increased survival rates among patients with advanced breast cancer and could be adapted to fight all forms of the disease.
The Ultimate Trojan Horse Cancer Killer
dichloroacetate can not be patented so don't expect to invest in a company that makes it is public domain because it was made or discovered as far back as 1864.
What is dichloroacetate?
"New Cancer Therapy and Treatment - Known as DCA, NaDCA, Sodium Dichloroacetate. This is a Pharmaceutical Grade Pure DCA in powder form. DCA is a small, simple molecule that cannot be patented. DCA is a compound, not a drug, and does not require a prescription. To use as a cancer care treatment, simply mix DCA with water . It's small molecular size allows it easy absorption by the body unlike conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and prescription drugs. It is also important to note that DCA only affects cancerous cells and leaves the healthy cells intact. This pure DCA (Sodium Dichloroacetate, NaDCA) contains: NO Organic Solvents NO Acetone NO Phenols NO Toluene NO Fillers DCA became widely known after Cardiologist Evangelos D. Michelakis, MD, FACC, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine working at the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada discovered that DCA is a non-toxic, odorless, and colorless small molecule that reactivates the mitochondria in cancerous cells inabling them to function properly again. This 2007 discovery caused tumor mass to shrink 70% in just 3 weeks. It was affective in several types of cancer. DCA has been used safely for decades to treat other diseases affecting cell mitochondria."
Purchase dichloroacetate here
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The Trojan Horse Story


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scottish boat lift

Van Gogh

Crazy dog [gif]

Doorbells in 2011

The Magdeburg Water Bridge

The AWESOME pool at Ubud Hanging Hotel, Bali.

Snapped a pic of this lil bad boy in Taos, NM.

I went on a bike ride and saw this. My Grandfather has been a brick layer for 40 years and never seen anything like it. Thought I'd share the awesome.

NYPD arrested 100 "Occupy Wall Street" protesters and used pepper spray on some of them during a march against social inequality

Objects in the mirror are different than they appear...

Pretty stunning.

My friend dropped his phone. When he got it back, someone had used it to take this picture.

TIL that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album still sells 10,000 units a week 38 years since its inception.

Discreet

Clever girl

This guy has a serious problem

Piracy of the 50's.

A Ship Breaking Yard, Karachi, Pakistan
"According to Australian technologist Nik Cubrilovic: 'Logging out of Facebook is not enough.'
 http://nikcub-static.appspot.com/logging-out-of-facebook-is-not-enough
He added, Even after you are logged out, Facebook is able to track your browser's page every time you visit a website. He wrote in his blog: 'With my browser logged out of Facebook, whenever I visit any page with a Facebook like button, or share button, or any other widget, the information, including my account ID, is still being sent to Facebook.' After explaining the cookies behavior he also suggested a way to fix the tracking problem: 'The only solution to Facebook not knowing who you are is to delete all Facebook cookies.'"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My First Video On~Line Was Of Clouds And It Is Still My Best One Years Later

Posted this video to the net 7 years ago. This video has been viewed 168.000 times on Google since then according to my stats. And 11,325 times on youtube. I guess it must be good. The area where I took my clouds pictures has been made into a public park (The bluff near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa CA) and now has lost it's wonderful openness and freedom that it once had. The kids who rode their bikes on dirt jumps that they would make with shovels now get ticketed by the 'Park Rangers' even though this has been something that kids have been doing there as long as I can recall. Over population has it's draw backs...
This is a different view of clouds. Sometimes we see them with out noticing them. I felt the need to document a winter's days worth of clouds as I view them through my lens. Here you have tons of water vapor gently floating by as if they are light as a feather. Clouds relaxes the mind and calms the soul. I wanted this film to be therapy for anyone who views it...I think you will agree I have achieved my goal. I want to give my gratitude to Adam Fielding for his very inspirational sound track. Adams talent makes this film come alive. Relax and enjoy the Master Creator's sky paintings...
I stood there in awe as the men of God began to prophecy. These were no ordinary men. Out under the hot desert sun they had patiently waited all day upon the Lord for the Word of the Lord to come to them. It was now evening and they were gathered together around the camp fire in a loose circle. The fire casting dancing shadows upon their faces as they stood there leaning upon their walking sticks. The smoke of the fire rising and swirling with it's aroma that only desert wood can give to smoke. Scenting their clothing, marking them as men who had been recently near a desert camp fire.

These were men who were very accustomed to hearing the voice of God. Men who knew the Word of God. They had 'primed the pump,' so to speak, this evening, by worship and praise of our God. The Holy Spirit had manifested Himself during worship and there was this other world like atmosphere like no other I  had ever experienced any where else. A reverence and an attitude of holiness had descended upon the men. I became as one who dared not move as I listened and held the microphone of the cassette tape recorder towards them. I could hear the gentle whirring of the tape recorders motor in the silences between their powerful prophetic utterances.
http://shekinahfellowship.blogspot.com/2010/08/sir-i-said-do-not-move-while-we-are-in.html

There was no evidence of fleshly soulish activity present, only the moving of the Holy Spirit upon men of God. Prophets of God. Prophets who had taken their weekend to dedicate them selves to speaking the Word of the Lord out in the desert places over the land. These men were trained, they knew Him, they knew His voice, they loved Him and served Him. Jesus Christ was lifted up among them as their Lord and Savior

I witnessed the out working of the Word that evening as the desert wind softly rustled the camp fire.
  1. 1 Corinthians 14:27
    If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
    1 Corinthians 14:26-28
  2. 1 Peter 4:11
    If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
The following are King James style excerpts from prophecies given by prophets of another time and place regarding the national situation...
For the Lord hath yet a purpose to perform within the remnant of His people. The Lord hath a thing that He shall bring to pass. Behold, the Lord would say unto thee that thou shalt not be passive in this matter, lest the purposes and the plans of God should be set aside many years, perhaps generations. but thou shalt believe, for there must be a performance of all that God hath begun within this generation.

Rise in faith to believe that God can take this house and bless this nation; that the prayers, faith and the ministries that god raised up can be like the jawbone of an ass in the hand of Samson to bring down the high and mighty who would lead the nation to destruction. Behold there are many who see the need but wander in confusion; for they know not what to do, and there are no weapons in their hands. But the Lord shall place within thy hands, O house of God, weapons of faith and prayer, that ye may turn the tide, if ye will believe to be the instrument in the hands of the Lord.

Thou shalt be mindful of the words of Jonathan, "The Lord is not limited to save by many or to save by few." Art thou willing to be that remnant in the land that shall contend for righteousness and see the Lord restore again the foundations? Can ye believe? Is thy heart so deceived that ye shall believe that this nation must surely fall under the hand of antichrists and Satan and be judged? Or will ye believe that this nation can be the salt that has not lost its savor?


Oh, rise in the Spirit, ye saints of the Lord, for it is the day to make thy claim before the Lord that this house shall walk wholly in the Spirit. Regardless of what persecution shall come, they shall rise in faith, in one accord, to be the instruments in the hand of the Lord to turn multitudes to righteousness  and see the saving grace of the Lord visited upon a land that god hath brought forth.

Yea, thou shalt arise in the Spirit and thou shalt rebuke the horde of evil that should rise to bring revolution and destruction in the land. for hatred shall rage by devil power, but thou shalt believe the Lord and there shall be a flow of love, a love that shall cover and conquer. thou shalt believe, and thy Lord shall minister to the needs of many.
Behold the insidious plots shall be discovered and shall be tripped, not because there are wise men at the helm, but because there are intercessors in the closet who love the Lord their God and do contend for righteousness. Thou shalt not look upon the vicious systems and say, "Behold they are corrupt and beyond redemption." Thou shalt look at the mighty hand of the Lord and say, "All things are possible to him that believeth."

Be thou glad and rejoice in this that the Lord hath chosen thee to do. And say not, "My hands are helpless," for in thy hands will the Lord place great grace. And in thy heart shall the Lord proclaim a word, and thou shalt be faithful to speak that word. Behold it shall produce a trembling in the hearts of men of evil, and it shall produce a leaping within the breast of those who look unto the Lord for deliverance.
Would you be willing to stand as a part of a company that god will use in this land? Oh this is a cause, this is something worth living for with all your heart. We will print it; we will speak it; we will send it out where ever we can, we will minister it by the force of our hands. We will bind at the throne of God principalities and powers and see them broken. Lord, give a revival in the land of righteousness. Let us pledge ourselves to be instruments in the hand of the Lord.

It is a time that He shall demand a commitment and a dedication from thee such as thou hast not walked in heretofore. He shall call upon thee to spend hours before His face, crying unto Him one for another. Travail shall enter upon the soul of many, for the Lord bringeth forth a new thing on the earth, the like of which has not come forth before. He shall gird thee with His strength, and thou shalt continue to labor and to travail and to pray until thou hast seen the hand of the Lord establish a great and mighty thing in the earth. Rejoice in it, and if it should be thy life that ye should forfeit as a sacrifice for that which the lord bringeth forth, count it a joyful thing, for few people have ever been permitted to walk before the face of the Lord and to know His greatness and know His power as the Body of Christ shall know it as they follow on to know the Lord.

The words that shall come to this house and to this land shall be very strong; for behold the wickedness and the iniquity of the people shall be proclaimed, and the treason in the land shall be uncovered. This which God is doing will not be a political movement or part of a party, but it will be a proclamation of the treason that is in the land. The unfaithfulness and the rebellion against the Lord shall be made known, that there might be a turning of the hearts of the people unto the Lord. God is raising up a people who will speak forth His word with such a boldness, but it will not be a political movement; it will be a spiritual force. The people who hear the Lord will take action in the parties. God wants His Church to speak His word and to be that force for righteousness!

 Be not dismayed, for the word of the Lord in the mouths of those with faith shall be as a chisel that shall chisel away at the walls of Babylon and bring them down. When the Lord did bring down a nation, did he not raise up a prophet? And the word of the Lord came unto that prophet to prophesy against the country. He did prophesy against it; and though it seemed to be flourishing and strong, it surely came down according to that Word.



The Lord hath spoken unto thee and said, "Behold, thou shalt prophesy the word of the Lord." For the word of the Lord shall grow and be multiplied, and it shall bless thee. The Lord shall bring down every false, haughty thing that has exalted itself against the knowledge of the Lord. Thou shalt indeed be a blessed people, rejoice in it!

The Lord thy God hath settled upon this house a mantle like that which was given to the prophet Elisha by Elijah. This mantel has been given unto thee as a sign of God's presence in thee, even as it was prophesied in the word that God's judgment shall be with this house. And this mantel shall be a symbol that His judgment is with thee to be used against anything that shall rise against this house. It shall be used for that which comes against thee as a Body. This judgment shall be used against anything that comes against this country, for it for us to use. Take ye the judgment, and use it even as God has given it unto thee; for He has given thee the sign that this mantel has been settled upon this house, even as Elijah gave his mantle unto Elisha. The word of the Lord shall be in thy mouth as a sharp two-edged sword and it shall bring judgment upon the evildoers who have set themselves to bring destruction to this nation.

Let the prophets become creative. Let it become like a mighty machine of war. Ye shall prophesy, and there shall not be a stronghold of the enemy that will stand, for thou shalt be an instructed people that shall war by a word from the Lord.

Let there be a hearing ear to hear what the Lord hath proclaimed. For the word of the Lord shall be committed unto thee, and thou shalt speak it forth. Yes, thou shalt not cease to speak it forth. Day after day and week after week thou shalt not weary of it. Thou shalt not make thy prophecies according to the clouds upon the horizon or the wars or rumors of wars that shall attend the nations of the earth, nor shall they be of the distress of men's hearts being perplexed. These things shall not invade thy thinking, but thou shalt be the people of the Lord who prophesy against Babylon and prophesy against the dragon that cometh forth; thou shalt speak the words that shall preserve a people in the midst of the earth.

For behold, the under regions are stirred, and they are disturbed because of the blessing that the Lord hath turned loose. Like an appointment of eternity, the calendar hath come to a certain day and hour, and they are aware that this is that day that they have dreaded. This is the hour that many of them shall be sent to the abyss and the judgments of the earth shall begin upon the earth. Yea, the wicked and ungodly and the devil powers shall be broken and be brought down, and it shall seem to be an hour of chaos until thou shalt behold the mighty hand of God that hath brought it forth; for the Lord shall have vengeance upon all who have rejected and mocked the ways of the Lord.

Behold, there shall be sincere men who shall seek thee out to find the prophet in thy midst. For in the midst of soothsayers and witchcraft, in the midst of evil, in the midst of devil-possessed men that shall harass the country, shall there not also be that which the Lord raiseth up that shall instruct men in the way of righteousness? For behold the Lord saith, "Thou shalt be the salt of the earth, and thou shalt not lose thy savor; but thou shalt preserve in the midst of the land the workings of the Lord and that which the Lord bringeth forth."

We cry unto Babylon that she shall come down by the word of the Lord. Babylon, thou art to fall! There is to be no remainder of the people of the Lord who are held captive and a prey within thee! For we cry unto the people of the Lord, where ever they be found; "Come out of her, come out of her, O people of the Lord! Be not a partaker of her sins, for the day has come! The day has come of thy liberation! Thy appointed judgments are completed, and now the Lord shall purge thee with hyssop. He shall search thee out until truth is found in thee."

O God, let the purposes of Satan to create and adverse image of every righteous and good man that standeth forth in the land be rebuked and exposed, and let integrity come forth. O God, we would see Thee place some of thy men in high places. Bring forth thy Jeremiahs and Thy Isaiahs in this hour for the glory of God, for Thou art not slack concerning Thy promises. Lord, start it even now.

O thou nation raised up by the Lord, we bless thee. We bless thee that the Spirit of the Lord shall bring conviction unto thee and that sin shall once more be sin unto thee, and righteousness shall be righteousness unto thee. Behold, the righteous man shall not be made evil in thy sight, nor shall the evil man seem to be righteous in thy sight. But the day shall come that the Lord shall expose and bring down the refuge of lies in this nation. He shall bring His glory and visitation upon it again.

Ye shall not break ranks, but ye shall march forth as the army of the Lord. And who shall stand against thy prayers, O house of the Lord, if ye be so united in the Lord. Oh, let there be a crying together again until the Lord shall move upon the land. We are not raised up to be blessed here. We are raised up that we shall be a voice that shall reach this nation. O my God, wilt Thou not open up the wisdom of prophets in this place, that statesmen and politicians and men in high places may seek it out, that there shall be wise counsel again?

Someone has to plead our country's cause. Plead our country's cause every day. The leaders are not doing this, but we must.

God is requiring action of His people. there shall be a prophesying against the confusion in the land, a prophesying against the rebellion, a prophesying against the leaders who are playing into the hands of Satan to bring confusion to this land. The principality of perversion that turns the hearts of the people and the institutions to confusion is being broken.

Say not that the rulers and the courts of this land are right. They are not right. God raised this nation up, and He hath proclaimed it, and it is His! They may rule Him out of the schools and say that men may not call upon Hid name; they may bring many things to pass. But the Lord will yet humble this nation, and it shall pray- in school and out of school. The Lord will bring this nation unto a place where they must call upon the name of the Lord, but let it be that thou shalt cry unto the Lord that the judgment shall not be punitive, but that judgment shall instruct and that judgment shall correct; it shall be a corrective thing that shall come to the house of God and to the nation.

Let your heart rejoice, for this is the day that the word of the Lord shall come in creative power from the lips of the humblest saint. He shall prophesy and behold, there shall be the judgment and destruction of Babylon's walls.

Behold, in a day when the Caesars were living, in the days in which mighty conquerors were upon the earth and when there were men of valor, it was in those days that the Lord God did pick the tax collector, the fishermen, and men by the wayside, the one sitting under a fig tree, and said unto them, "follow Me." And behold, upon them did rest the anointing of the Lord that did turn a century and did bring down empires and did change the course of time and caused men to make their calendars from those days. So it shall be in this hour.

Behold, they who think to bring revolution and change to the earth in purges of blood, they shall be forgotten before the sons and daughters have come to maturity. But remembered shall be that heritage of the Lord that hath come forth in the time of travail, that had been manifested in an hour in which the world was preparing for their coming. They shall reap where they have not sown. They shall bring down by a Word, because it is prepared from of old that that Word should be spoken in the power of God.

Behold, thou art brought forth in the Lord to upset all the battles that Satan has worked in the kingdoms of this earth. Oh, that thy heart should look unto the Lord in this hour; for is it not devil power in government that hath brought about confusion and a state of anarchy within this land? Behold, riots have filled the land because of devil possessed men who have moved into a place of rule. Thou shalt rise in the name of the Lord and know that this is indeed a word from God: there shall be prophets and there shall be companies of righteous ones that shall bind in the name of Jesus and bring down these things that have been a spoiling of the nation, and they shall bring an end to the slaughter and sacrifice of the innocent unto the gods of war. Thou shalt arise in the name of the Lord, and thou shalt bless and glorify the Lord of Hosts, for His is the power and the Kingdom and the glory forever. Thou shalt replace the usurper. Thou shalt bind him and bring him down, for he hath not the right to rule nor dominate a nation that God hath raised up for a destiny.

Be filled with the words of the Lord, that ye shall speak them and echo them again and again (Fulfilled once again here in this place). For by the words of the Lord that shall come forth living and anointed in this hour shall the Lord do signs and wonders, shall He establish Zion, shall He bring utter confusion to Babylon and bring the counsels of the wicked to naught. Even principalities and powers shall destroy one another in an amazing reaction to their purposes being frustrated by the hand of the Lord God. Thine eyes shall see the conclusion of many things that have been the conflict and the controversy of ages. Thou hast been raised up to see a completion of all of these things. Hath He anointed thee for a beginning? Behold, He shall perform it.

We take the faith that was in God's people as they stood at Jericho's walls, and we cry for the fortresses of the enemy to come down in the name of the Lord. Let them come down in the name of the Lord! And that which the Lord hath proclaimed, we claim it.

The word cometh from the Lord in this hour the like of which men have yearned to see and have not known. many shall stumble and draw back from it, but those who weigh it carefully and look to the Lord until it is confirmed and becomes a living, burning thing within their spirits, they shall walk in the miracle of the word of God in this hour.

Be concerned about preserving the liberties and the freedom in America long enough for God's remnant to be established in a true spiritual walk with God. If a remnant would be faithful to the Lord, there is no reason why the United States could not be preserved right into the Kingdom and be the instrument God wants it to be. Even though there has been a serious deterioration of morals in America, there is a remnant of New Testament believers coming up strong.

For the sake of the remnant, God can spare America. There is a strong , spiritual, prophetic voice in the land that God wants for the end time. God has always had His men. In the decline of Israel, He had Elijah come to protest and speak the word of the Lord. In the days of declension when judgment was about to come, He had Jeremiah weeping over His chosen. The prophets always appear when God is ready to bring the end of one age and the beginning of another. The judgments upon the old age are proclaimed by the prophets.

But they have a two fold ministry. you cannot read the old prophets without seeing that they prophesy immediate destruction in judgment, but then they lift up their eyes and see what is out ahead of them- the mountain peaks of blessing and glory- and they prophesy that, too. Even though the Old Testament prophecies were primarily related to the immediate circumstances, yet every prophet has the vision that sees the peaks which would be invisible otherwise, and every prophet proclaims what is to come. The message of the Kingdom must be preached; but at the same time, the Holy Spirit is leading His remnant to prophesy against that which Satan brings to destroy.

Do not be fooled; Satan is trying to destroy the whole human race. Jesus said it would be so. He said that unless these days be shortened, there would be no flesh saved alive (Matthew 24:22). God's remnant is in, as it were, a spiritual contest to hold back the powers of darkness until the children of God get through the Red Sea. Then God will let the waters go, and the judgments will come. But this message must be established in the earth; His remnant must have the freedom to do it.

The Lord directs at times to prophesy against certain political candidates whose deceitfulness makes it evident that they are dangerous men. Believers should prophesy that God will bring down demonic political machinery. God has spoken that the principality of deception will be broken in these matters, but His believers must realize that the judgment of deception is up to them.

 God also spoke that when Satan makes his bid to take over the United States in an antichrist form of government, he will attempt it through a political party; and the Lord said, "Rise up and curse the influence of the demagogues."

The Body of Christ will do something besides bringing down some godless candidate. There will be many good people in the organization under such a man. For the sake of the good in the political parties, keep praying for these people and for the remnant of real Americans who are found in them. Pray for God to establish them.

There have been great men in the parties of the past, and there are great ones in the parties today. These men are not the ones who are publicized, nor are they the ones who will do the damage. But for their sakes, for the sake of what they will be trying to do to hold back the tide of devil-possessed men who are infiltrating every party and every sort of office.

Prophesy against the satanic invasion that is coming into our government. It is coming in everywhere. This country faces a time of violence. People are being shot down in the streets. Gangsterism is everywhere and is more corrupt than people realize. Cry out against these things; cry out before the Lord!

Prophesy against the corruption in high places of government. God help the few men who stand against the tide. We need good Christian men in positions of influence. We need Daniels to stand in the midst of all of the corruption, praying three times a day before God; men like the Centurion who feared God, who gave alms to the people and served the Lord day and night. On them let the Spirit of the Lord descend.

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? Matthew 5:13. Believers do not have a responsibility to politicians or to a political party, but they must recognize that God has created them to be a spiritual force that can bring down the powers of darkness if they wield the authority of the name of Jesus.

If you walk with God, you will have to have faith in what God speaks to the men of God who lead you. Do not be naive- test the spirits if there is a question in your mind. But keep yourself open. You cannot be moved by any prejudice that you might have. Be less concerned about political ideas at this point and be dedicated only to the Kingdom. As a citizen of the Kingdom, rise and prophesy against that which the enemy would bring. The enemy is coming in like a flood and the Spirit is lifting up a standard against him. The Body of Christ must rise in the name of the Lord and curse the trend that Satan brings. God's people must be exhorted to not draw back from fervent prayer and intercession. They must stay with it, for God is not going to do anything except through the intercession and prayers of the people.

Let us cry out to Thee against every evil thing, for hereunto You have called Your people.

The multitudes will reject what God is speaking. They may rise up in anger, saying, "This thing should be put out of the country, this should be banished, this isn't patriotic, this isn't American," because they are caught up in witchcraft and in deception. The Lord prophesied that the time will come when people will kill you and think they are doing god a favor (John 16:2). So be it. the remnant of God does not stand alone; it stands with Him.

People by the hundreds will turn away from the truth which God's true believers will be speaking. Neverthe less, men of God have a responsibility to be what God raised them up to be and to do what God raised them up to do. The Lord Jesus will be their hiding place in the time of storm that is coming upon the earth.

Millions are going to be saved in this generation! Oh, how faithful we should be with the message of grace and deliverance, with all patience exhorting the people to save themselves from this generation. How we should battle to bring everyone in, not to let them go, not to let them be victimes of this great flood of inquity.

If the American people pray and seek the Lord and prophesy against the present trends. God can preserve their country, so that it can be the vehicle and instrument God raised it up to be before the whole world. Satan has done everthing he can to discredit America in the sight of other peoples, yet 90% of the missionaries and the support of thoise missionaries for the last hundred years has come from the United States of America. When ever there are people in need, the American government, despite all its politics and corruption, has sent relief into the area. America has done what she could.

People have torn down the American flag and burned it and spat upon it; they have mocked and threatened American statesmen. Those who love God still love the Stars and Stripes, because God Himself was behind the founding of this country, as certainly as He was in the raising up of Israel in the Old Testament.

According to Scriptures and to prophecy, God is going to bring down everything exalting itself against Jesus Christ. We believe in America, even though we may be disillusioned with much that is happening, with the futility of our wars and various other efforts. Political corruption gets into these efforts until we wonder how much we are accomplishing.

 A serviceman may feel the same way. Although he is a part of the military, he may wonder sometimes, "What am I doing worthwhile?" But if he seeks first the Kingdom and fulfills efforts. Political corruption gets into these efforts until we wonder how much we are accomplishing. A serviceman may feel the same way. Although he is a part of the military, he may wonder sometimes, "What am I doing worthwhile?" But if he seeks first the Kingdom and fulfills his place, he may find that God has positioned him there. He is not there to defend the things that are wrong in the American way of life; but he can stand as one man to somehow hold back the tide to keep this country as free as he can while others are laboring to send out the message of the Kingdom. Such a man can consider that he is defending a remnant in America.

This is speaking of the true American who is dedicated to the America God first brought forth. This America includes the people who support ninety percent of the missionary effort around the world, who help the poor and the afflicted around the world. This is what a military man is defending, not a system of conspiracy that is wrong. Any believer who is in the military can have this dedicated attitude: "Lord, help me as a Christian, so that every effort that I put forth will help God's remnant in what they do. Let me be a part."

They serve their country best who serve God first. They do not advocate its downfall. We cannot have things go on as they are. Something must change in America. The only hope for revival is that America suddenly faces the fact that it is in jeopardy and is going to go down. Then perhaps it will listen when someone comes with a word from God.

Friday, September 23, 2011

TIL in 1959 a social psychologist conducted a study in which he brought together three men whom each believed were Jesus Christ -- with the understanding that there could only be one Christ.

Archaeologists uncover a strange artifact.

This baby was sitting in the parking lot.

Carlsberg stunts in Belgium with 148 bikers in a movie theatre.
Some innocent couples want to take their seat, but the room is filled with not-so- friendly gentlemen... How will they react?


I've been waiting 11 years to take this picture

This nine year old shreds the guitar.

Russian make good face...

Just Saying

Want to abolish the TSA? The White House has an open petition on their website with only 99 signatures.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/abolish-tsa-and-use-its-monstrous-budget-fund-more-sophisticated-less-intrusive-counter-terrorism/c7L94bFB

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/grant-voters-ability-vote-president-united-states-dissolving-electoral-college/GZQtFSPV
Hi, this is Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. I wanted to make sure you heard about an important issue.

The same Wall Street banks whose irresponsible actions led to our nation's economic collapse are now pressuring all 50 states to give them legal immunity. The banks want to block any criminal or civil accountability for actions that have yet to be investigated.
Attorneys General from Delaware, Minnesota, Nevada and New York have been fighting back. Today, I want to make a clear statement in support of Wall Street accountability and against immunity for banks -- and I ask you to join me on this statement:
http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_conway/?akid=5236.771919.nJ1HE0&rd=1&source=e1-conway-petition-6mo&t=3
"Today's economic crisis was caused by Wall Street acting improperly. Every American has paid the price -- with families losing their homes, investors losing their money, and many Americans losing their jobs. There should be absolutely no criminal or civil immunity given to banks for activity that has not yet been investigated."
http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_conway/?akid=5236.771919.nJ1HE0&rd=1&source=e1-conway-petition-6mo&t=4

If you agree, add your voice to this statement by clicking here -- so America hears our voices together.
Frankly, all elected leaders owe it to their constituents to take this position. If we speak up together, more and more of them will. Sign here.
http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_conway/?akid=5236.771919.nJ1HE0&rd=1&source=e1-conway-petition-6mo&t=6

Today, by adding my voice to this issue, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, we are adding momentum to the fight for Wall Street accountability.
These next couple weeks are critical. Key meetings and discussions will determine if Wall Street banks get immunity -- regardless of what they may or may not have done.
http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_conway/?akid=5236.771919.nJ1HE0&rd=1&source=e1-conway-petition-6mo&t=2
Now is the time for the public to stand up. Click here to add your voice to the above statement today -- then, tell your friends.
Together, we can hold Wall Street accountable to Main Street. Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway
 Stephen Pizzo of Element Technica described it as: “so clean and so vibrant the only thing I can compare it to is Cibachrome. That’s it, a giant moving Cibachrome!” Mark Pederson of OffHollywood said: “I have NEVER seen better projection – from any projector – at any price point. I can’t stop thinking about it. It was beyond stunning.”
Awesome Cutting Edge Projector
Good news: If you are reading this story on Friday evening or Saturday morning, it means that you have yet again survived the momentous (but incredibly common) impact of a meteorite here on Earth. If you’re reading this on Friday morning, though, on your way to work perhaps, be sure to keep an eye out for NASA’s 20-year-old, 6.5-ton, bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite which is scheduled to begin its fiery descent through our planet’s atmosphere some time today.
Space Trash Annoyance

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some Christians Can Do Strange Stuff

I am a Christian, but I believe a large cross on my lawn is not a great idea...
Cross Has Neighbors upset

I am out of the loop I guess, because I just don't quite get it?
Christian Couple Believes Their 'Noah's Ark' is a witness





The Decline Of Christian America

This is particularly egregious when you realize that the city of San Juan Capistrano was originally a community built around a church for protection...Calvary Chapel is not affiliated with this home Bible study other then family relationship. But I am willing to guess that the clout and resources of certain people will come to the battle.
An Extended Family Member Of Pastor Chuck Smith Has His Home Bible Study Fined For Meeting In Home

A Real Machinegun Preacher With Bullets

'Machine Gun Preacher' Sam Childers larger than film
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/18/entertainment/la-ca-machine-gun-preacher-20110918

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/20/machine-gun-preacher-hollywood-s-junkie-turned-preacher.html

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wall Street Protest Continues

http://azguy.hubpages.com/hub/Protests-on-Wall-Street---what-the-news-media-isnt-showing-you
Russian guy climbs to the top of one of Moscow's skyscrapers. Illegally. With head mounted camera. Without any safety devices.

Meanwhile guy motors around in a giant pumpkin...
http://i.imgur.com/k6QaV.jpg

Cold Reality

What The Neocons Don’t Ask: How Much Will It Cost To Stay In Iraq? According to the Congressional Research Service, it currently costs an average of $802,000 to keep one U.S. soldier in Iraq for one year.

Money Talks

US Rep Pete Olson (R-TX) and 99 fellow House Republicans signed a letter yesterday urging the Obama administration to allow AT&T to buy T-Mobile; AT&T has given 99 of the 100 signers nearly $1 million in donations
Mean\while as Yahoo circles the drain...
"People trying to email information about the Wall Street protests on Monday using Yahoo mail, found themselves on the receiving end of messages from Yahoo claiming 'suspicious activity'. ThinkProgress.org has a YouTube video of users trying to send emails that mention the 'OccupyWallSt.org' web site, which seemed to be the magic phrase to get your email blocked. Via Twitter, Yahoo announced the blockage was now fixed, but 'there may be residual delays.'"


"My corp antivirus is blocking OccupyWallSt.org:

Trend Micro OfficeScan Event

URL Blocked

The URL that you are attempting to access is a potential security risk. Trend Micro OfficeScan has blocked this URL in keeping with network security policy.
URL:
http://occupywallst.org/ [occupywallst.org]
Risk Level: Dangerous
Details: Verified fraud page or threat source"

Today Is The International Day Of Peace

Al Jazeera news director resigns after WikiLeaks disclosure reveals that the network edited its coverage of the Iraq war because of pressure by the US government

This would be deleated...

http://internationaldayofpeace.org/

The bum you pass every day, could be the artist responsible for one of New York's most colorful monuments.

The Mayor Of Strawberry Fields is a moving look into the quirky homeless subculture living in Central Park. Gary, the self-proclaimed "Mayor" of Strawberry Fields, has lived at John Lennon's Imagine Memorial and decorated it with flowers for the past 14 years. Thousands of tourists see his labor of love daily, while he sits on as the "silent" artist.

This short documentary delves deep into Gary's euphoric yet dysfunctional life on the streets, and takes the audience into a world only a true rock and roll fan would understand. Whether it's the searing city heat or blistering cold of winter, Gary stands by the memorial with flowers from bodega dumpsters, and gives the world, as he says, "the peace sign it needs."

Like any average Joe, Gary has a wife, a dog and a happy job. His unorthodox profession has started to make his artwork yet another landmark of Manhattan, and through his own self promotion, made him a celebrity in his own rite. Just google the words "John Lennon Mosaic" and see over 55,000 examples of Gary's art. Does he deserve money for this? Is he a real artist? Should he be taken seriously?


I think the pictures on the opening page of Bing are nice to see but I still always go to Google for my search...

"According to CNN Money, Microsoft has lost $5.5 billion on Bing since its launch in 2009. But it gets even better. If you include Microsoft's other online offerings, all the way back to 2007, the losses are somewhere in the neighborhood of $9 billion. But not to worry, analysts expect Bing to become profitable in 'three to four years.'"
http://www.seoworms.com/bing-backlinks-dropped/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Future Meltdown Is Now Much Closer
"Google officially launched its Google Wallet application today for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users. The application launches initially for Citi MasterCard credit card holders, but Google also said today that Visa, Discover and American Express will be able to add their cards to future versions of Google Wallet. The application, first announced in May, was described in an official blog post. Visa said in a separate statement that it has licensed Google to use Visa's PayWave technology, used in 'hundreds of thousands' of terminals worldwide. But Visa didn't describe a timeline for when that function would be enabled. Google said it will allow users to add any bank card to a Google Prepaid Card and they will receive $10 to try the service."Reviews of the service are popping up, and many seem to say the same thing; when it works, it's great, but your real wallet isn't going anywhere.

"Microsoft will be taking a walled-garden approach to Metro apps, only allowing enterprises and developers to side-load Metro apps in Windows 8, while everyone else will have to go through the Windows Store. Note that this only applies to Metro apps; the model for traditional desktop apps won't change."

Zimbabwe Poachers Turn To Poisoning Water Holes

huffingtonpost.com— Zimbabwe's wildlife authority says poachers have begun poisoning watering holes, killing nine elephants and at least five lions in recent week...

Super Weeds Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Crops: Scientific American

scientificamerican.com — Farmer Mark Nelson bends down and yanks a four-foot-tall weed from his northeast Kansas soybean field.

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax by Income Percentile [GRAPH]

i.imgur.com — Here's some "math" re: taxes and "fairness." 

Meanwhile in Sweden ...
Future Meltdown Is Now Much Closer

Dr. David Cook @ Second Baptist Church, Houston from Barry Landis on Vimeo.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Question

Does Isaiah 17 Say Israel Will Nuke Damascus?

"And Damascus will cease to
be a city and reduced to a
dung heap." (Isa:17)


"And Fire shall destroy the
walls of Damascus." (Jer:49).

And fire shall burn
their palaces of Damascus
and the people of Syria
will flee into captivity.
(Amos:1:5)

You May Never Have Heard Of These Wheels

Mideast riddle: Strange stone structures caught on camera. They stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia, can be seen from the air but not the ground, and are virtually unknown to the public

http://www.flickr.com/photos/apaame/5131984734/in/photostream

"Frank, what the heck are you doing?"

I Still Don't Get It?

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy. Raw data was downloaded from; The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth
"http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm ".

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Great Movie To Go See

http://www.sevendaysinutopia.com/video

TIL that in 2000, to commemorate the new millennium, a sect of monks commissioned a hand-drawn Bible... it was just completed, taking 11 years

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit that says if "ministers of the gospel" get tax-exempt benefits (such as housing benefits), then FFRF's nonbelieving directors should get the same benefits

Pastor's Thought For Today: Maintain A Right Spirit

David said, "Renew a right spirit within me.  Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which You have broken may rejoice" (Psalm 51:10,8 )

There is a simplicity in all that God does. God has a way of speaking a simple Word over your life that gives you something in your heart that you know is your destiny to fulfill. What a wonderful blessing this truth is!

When you have read the life of Paul, you realize that God's first words to Ananias concerning Paul were fulfilled. when God told Ananias to lay hands on Paul, He said, "I will show you what great things he must suffer for My name's sake" (Acts 9:16 ). Then a whole life of suffering followed; yet how beautifully Paul related to the Lord Jesus Christ in it. Christ came forth in his life through it.

And so we realize that God was not concerned about how many things a man could suffer; He was concerned about manifesting Himself through all of that suffering and about deepening that man's relationship to Himself.

The apostle Paul indeed suffered many things, but through all his suffering, the presence of the Lord was demonstrated in his life. God would never have permitted the sufferings in Paul's life to any occasion of grumbling and complaining.

Those sufferings were to glorify Himself. God would never have allowed Paul to suffer so that he could say, "See how much I am suffering." In one instance in his letter to the Corinthians where he spoke about all the things he had suffered, he said, "I speak as a fool" ( II Corinthians 11:23 ). To him it seemed foolish even to recount what he had gone through in his sufferings.

The references to Paul's life, as well as other references in the Scriptures, reveal a very important truth. You will find that having a right spirit is related to the fulfillment of God's will in your life. God will never let you fulfill the things that He has promised for your life until you are prepared to do them with a right Spirit. Some people receive prophecies over their lives, and the next day they start walking in them. Other people with the same words for their lives, and with the same anointing and the same confirmation, cannot move; they cannot fulfill God's will. Year after year goes by and that Word is unfulfilled. Finally, after utter disaster in their lives, they come to the place where they begin to do the will of the Lord.

What keeps us from instant fulfillment? What keeps us from doing the will of the Lord with all our heart? The answer is within our own spirit. It is not really a matter of how many words God has spoken over a church, or what Word He has brought forth in the earth, or what people He has anointed and commissioned to fulfill His Word. What really counts is how each person is walking with God. How are you walking with God? How is your spirit?

We all may come to the place where instead of saying to a prophet, "How do you do," we will ask, "How do I do?" We will be more concerned about the things that are wrought in our own spirit. More than anything else, we will be concerned about our having a right spirit.

Faith has a way of bringing everything within our spirit to focus in submission and aggressive faith to do the will of the Lord. When a man's ministry does not work, look closely and you will see that his spirit was not actually right. It was not really the leading and the anointing of the Lord to fulfill the prophecy at that time because his spirit was not ready. The Word spoken over him was true; and when his spirit becomes right, he will have a glorious fulfillment.

There are many components of a right spirit. There must be an aggressive faith; there must be no withdrawal; there must be a willingness to sacrifice; there must be pure motivation; there must be a release from human ambition. To have a right spirit, there cannot be any bitterness in your spirit. A right spirit means that we have a broken and a contrite heart that God does not despise ( Psalm 51:17 ). David prayed, "Renew a right spirit within me. then I will teach transgressors Thy ways" ( verses 10, 13). The fulfillment of your ministry, the effectiveness and the fruitfulness that God wants to bring forth in your life, all begin with that renewal of a right spirit within your heart.

This truth may seem to be over-simplified in context with other truths that God has given; but we must deal with this need and pray, "Lord, what is in my spirit that hinders? What hinders me Lord? What is it in my spirit that is wrong?" It is very important to have a right spirit. The man who serves God in this hour must persistently keep his spirit open to God.

A right spirit has a focus on God and never alters its focus from God. If you have a wrong spirit, your spirit has been distracted and you are focused on something else. A person who has a wrong spirit focuses on a problem, or something someone said, or something that happened to him; his focus is not on the Lord. A right spirit focuses on God; a wrong spirit on something else.

Is something bothering you? Has something crippled you so that you are not functioning, you are not worshipping or moving ahead? Look to your spirit to see what is there. A right spirit focuses on God, but a wrong spirit focuses on circumstances, problems, and a number of other things.

The children of Israel murmured and complained. They did not like manna or anything else that God provided for them. Never once do we read that they were excited because of the pillar of fire, for the shekinah glory of God that was actually leading them. They did not focus on that- they focused on something else because their spirits were wrong.

Renew a right spirit in us O God.

Bip Bop

Nice signage.

Just a one woman band stunning.

Praying in Paris streets outlawed

God was running out of ink when he made the Badlands...

I recently found out that I have a vitamin D deficiency, so I acted.

Awesome unseen 9-11 video from a friend of mine.

No waves? No problem

On The Tech Front

"The Microsoft Windows Engineering Team has announced that the Metro interface web browser in Windows 8 will not support plug-ins — Adobe Flash included. Users will still be able to open a traditional browser interface to make use of legacy sites that rely upon plug-ins. This news follows a recent blog post by the Internet Explorer 10 team pushing the use of HTML5 video as a replacement to Flash video. With Google, Apple, Mozilla, Opera and other major players already backing HTML5 — is Adobe Flash finally dead?"
 
"For the IDF keynote, Intel showed an experimental processor that is solar powered (incandescent light shining on a solar panel). The whole computer itself still runs on regular power; only the processor itself is solar. From the article: 'The concept processor, code-named Claremont, can run light workloads on solar power by dropping energy consumption to under 10 milliwatts, said Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel, during a keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. That is low enough to keep a chip running on a solar cell the size of a stamp.'"
"Microsoft will release a Community Technology Preview of a new type of compiler its researchers have been building — code-named Project Roslyn — a company executive announced Thursday. Roslyn is a compiler for C# and Visual Basic with a set of APIs that developers can use to fine-tune their code. It resembles a model developed by the Mono Project, in which the information the compiler generates about a program can be reused as a library."

"Intel's Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect technology could be years away from getting optical technology, an Intel executive said this week at IDF. Originally introduced in February on Macs, Thunderbolt was pitched as being optical technology but currently uses copper wires. Dadi Perlmutter of Intel's Architecture Group said copper wires are working much better than expected, and that fiber was expensive. 'It's going to be way out,' Perlmutter said. 'At the end of the day it's all about how much speed people need versus how much they would be willing to pay.'"

"While drug cartels in Mexico are disemboweling people they accuse of blogging about drug violence, Anonymous busies itself taking down Mexican government websites. With all the problems facing people in Mexico right now, including drug cartels extorting teachers for 50% of their pay and killing schoolchildren (thus shutting down the school system), Mexico's biggest oil field in terminal decline and drug cartels kidnapping busloads of people and forcing them into gladiator-style contests to the death, Anonymous' actions appear particularly petty."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Religion Sucks

The religious instinct is rarely stomped out completely in the immature. After we start to walk with God, we can very easily revert to being religious. We cannot afford to be even a little religious, if our religiosity is produced by the fleshly nature. The fleshly nature can be very religious. Therefore, like the apostle Paul, we are concerned not with religion, but with righteousness. There is a big difference.

Because it imposes rules and regulations that seem to have a piety about them, religion may have an appearance of righteousness. But that is not genuine righteousness. The Bible is not filled with people becoming religious. It speaks about Christ bringing the way of salvation and coming to reveal all that the Father is. The religious people were behind closed doors from the beginning, plotting to kill Him ( John 5:18 ).

Religion has always rejected any revelation that God brings. The Old Testament prophets were not religious men; they were men of revelation whom the religious people persecuted. When ever there is a revelation from God, there is a change of attitude. Paul was a persecutor of revelation before God met him. He knew what the course of religion was. He once had been very religious himself; consequently he arrested all the Christians he could find.

He consented to the stoning of Stephen and watched over the garments of those who were throwing rocks ( Acts 7:58, 8:1 ). Therefore his guilt is just as great. He then obtained official papers to search out the saints in Damascus and throw them into prison. Who knows how many were martyred under Paul?

When He looked back upon the days of his religion, he called himself a blasphemer ( I Timothy 1:13 ). He actually blasphemed the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ in persecuting the Christians- and what a persecutor he was!

It is interesting to note that in Philippians 3, which describes the folly of religion, was not written by some Gentile who was giving all the blame to the Jews, it came from a man who was a Pharisee and a Hebrew of Hebrews.

Today's persecution does not come from the Jewish people, though it still comes from religious people. In the days when the New Testament was written, the Jewish people were religious. They have become more of a tradition than a religion. It has remained for the Christian world to become religious. They have turned away from the great experiences of revelation, and now they are persecuting the people who have a real walk with God and who move in revelation.

They persecute the family of God instead of fighting against the corruption that exists everywhere. They are worried about revelation, and so they fight it. Although they will continue to fight it, you do not fight back. Walk on in revelation, and remember what Paul said: "Beware of the dogs."

After Jesus had healed a man on the Sabbath and the Pharisees sought to kill him, He said, "How can you believe, when you seek the honor that comes from man, and not the honor that comes from God only?" ( John 5:44 ). As in Jesus day, the religious world today is building up men and giving them high esteem. Brand name mega churches abound.

Paul declared, "Those things that man counts great, I count to be dogs and what they walk in. Why did Paul have such a violent attitude and count those who were religious as dogs? He recognized that there is no deception as great as the deception of religion. When people have the desire to be good and righteous, the greatest deception that can be perpetrated against them is convincing them that through the efforts of their flesh they can attain it. Believing this, they become self deceived.

Satan comes as an angel of light, and his ministers are transformed to appear as ministers of righteousness ( II Corinthians 11:14-15 ). Their great intention is to produce one lie, convincing people that they are righteous when actually they are guilty before God. That has become the greatest deception that can be given to a man.

In Philippians 3:8-9, Paul said, "I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ, and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith."

Here Paul was saying, "The one thing I seek is that my righteousness not be generated from within the fleshly life that I live, until I seem to be religiously righteous." THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST IS NOT PRODUCED FROM WITHIN. We must have the righteousness that comes externally to us internally. Righteousness is imparted from without, it is not generated from within.

As we read Paul's letter to the Philippians, we realize that if we could generate righteousness, Christ died in vain. His death was absolutely and totally unnecessary, if we could become righteous with what we are able to produce. Unless we can see that we have sinned and are guilty before God, we cannot see that righteousness must come from God Himself. It must be a righteousness that is imparted to us.

At the least encouragement, the human heart reverts to fleshly religion and becomes very religious. No deception is as great as that which comes from a pastor who begins to lay an obligation upon the Lord's people to become religious. What started as a walk with God can turn toward religion very easily.

A pastor should deliberately take steps in refusing to be a preacher in a religious sense, in refusing to use the same terminology and the same Pharisaic approach. He must refuse to equate the righteousness of God with religion. He must refuse to equate reverence with deadness. He should not preach it or allow it to come forth in any way.

The only way a person can change is through the righteousness of God that comes to him.

Face the problems in your life, the problems of the old flesh. You can either tackle them with a religious discipline, or you can attack them by believing for a spiritual transformation. To use willpower and make it a religious discipline is to put yourself in jeopardy, because the root of the problem is still there.

In some denominations, as the young people respond to an alter call, many of them lay their cigarettes on the altar. They are giving them all to Jesus, and they feel very religious about it. But the first day they become discouraged, they go back to cigarettes, because the root of the problem has never been taken out. It was a religious effort, a discipline of the flesh. Religion can well be defined as a discipline of the flesh to produce a synthetic righteousness.

Righteousness is an attribute of God. It is not an attribute of yourself. Righteousness is not natural to your nature. You have sinned and come short of the glory of God ( Romans 3:23 ). You were born and shaped in iniquity ( Psalm 51:5 ). You were born with a sin nature. What makes you think that you can produce an attribute that only God Himself has? God has to impart His righteousness to you.

The Word says that He clothes you with a robe of righteousness ( Isaiah 61:10 ). God says, "Here is My righteousness- you put it on. I will take away from you the heart of stone,that which is unnatural and wrong, and give you a heart of flesh" ( Ezekiel 36:26 ). "I will write My Word upon your heart" ( Jeremiah 31:33 ). He says, "You will do good because I will write it on your heart to do good. It will not be a religious effort. I will impart righteousness to you." Pursue after this living righteousness from God.

Paul wrote to the Galatians, "You have begun in the Spirit, Do you think that you can make yourselves perfect in the flesh" ( Galatians 3:3 )? They had become very religious, even though they started out really walking with God. A few Jews came to them from Jerusalem, teaching, "So---you want to be Christians. We know how Christians should be. We have had the Law and the Prophets. Now, this is what you must do."

Then they circumcised the men and placed the church under certain rules and regulations of the Law. Paul wrote to them, :where is the blessedness? Where is the joy that you spoke of" ( Galatians 4:15 )? It had slipped away from them.

The only real release we have from the old nature is the righteousness that comes from God. Paul wrote to the Galatians, "Having begun in the Spirit, do you think now to be made perfect in the flesh? Do you think that you can go back to some religious effort to finish up what only God's miracle grace could have started in your life?" We have to begin in the Spirit and we have to finish in the Spirit.

Whether you have just started to walk with god, or whether you have walked with god for a long time, any further advance in righteousness still comes by an impartation from God of His divine nature.

The only attributes that count are those you appropriate from the Lord. Righteousness is not something that you can produce and then say, "See Lord? I am becoming very religious these days. See what I did? Aren't You proud of me Lord?" He will look down and say, "All your righteousness is as filthy rags" ( Isaiah 64:6 ). That is God's viewpoint.

What will help you to come into his presence without filthy rags? How can you get rid of your filthy rags? The answer is found in Zechariah 3:3-5. The Lord commanded that the filthy garments be taken from Joshua, the high priest. Those around him placed upon him a beautiful robe, and then he was able to minister before the presence of the Lord.

You can come boldly to the throne of grace ( Hebrews 4:16). You need not be ashamed to come because of all you have done wrong in your lifetime. It is gone because Christ died for you. He became sin for you, that you might become the righteousness of God. That scripture means what it says. He who knew no sin was made sin for you, that you might become the righteousness of God in Him (II Corinthians 5:12). It is a complete transference, the miracle exchange that God makes with men.

He says, "I shall take away your heart of sin and give you My heart. I will give you My love and My righteousness. You are going to stand before me."

Frustration leads us to become religious in the middle of the battle. It makes us revert to being religious when the battle is only half won. God is doing a great work in our lives, and we want to see it finished. We chafe under the anxiety of it and become so frustrated that it is very easy to revert to a religious attitude.

"Well, God has done this much, but I will do the rest of it! I will finish this battle!" We cannot attain the victory that way. There is a vast difference between religious efforts and appropriating from God in the Spirit. Paul had a real zeal that was of the Law, and yet all things that had been of gain to him he counted as a loss for Christ. He was pressing toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. He was living on tiptoe, not striving to be religious, but striving to appropriate.

It was not what he was producing that mattered; it was what he was laying hold upon. He was saying, "Brethren, I have not laid hold yet, but I press on so that I can lay hold upon that for which also I was laid hold on by Christ Jesus."