2nd Quarter reports
Welcome to the Church of "It’s all good!"
At the Sodomfest a group of sodomites walked by and a male Catholic sodomite said to Angela & Flip, "It’s all good. I go to 5:00 mass on Saturday and go to confession and I’m good. It’s all good." It’s like the Church is giving sodomites and child-killers a license to go out and sin and then confess their sins, take out their debit card, slide it through and it’s all good. This is the sorry state of the church today. It’s all good.
What do abortion, homosexuality, and Islam have in common? They are all inspired by the same liar who has come to the earth to rob, kill, and destroy. All three are the beneficiaries of the marvelous freedoms and liberty we have in America. All three have violated these freedoms and perverted liberty – making it license. All three deny God and the truth of His Word. All three have entered into a pact with death. All three are often more rigorous in their devotion to false "gods" than "Christians" are devoted to the one true GOD. All three have a desperate need for the forgiveness found only through the blood of Christ. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12
"Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt." Leviticus 19:17. We are here as a living and gentle rebuke. Our Lord commands us in His Holy Scripture that, if we truly love our neighbor, we must tell him the truth.
Unfortunately, Christianity in America has become so feminized, weak, and limp-wristed that these lies (abortion, homosexuality, and Islam) have come to prevail in a nation that was established and made great on the manly bedrock of biblical Christianity. We, the Church of Jesus Christ in America, have failed to love our neighbors lost in Islam by not representing the true God of the Bible to them. We have thrown God out of our schools and banished Him from the schoolyard. We have allowed mothers and fathers to kill their children at a whim. We have allowed sexual lusts to run rampant. Murder fills our streets. Drugs steal our kids. And, not content with the pollution of our own nation, we have become a pipeline through which the whole world is being polluted. We do all of this, yet proclaim with our lying lips that Jesus Christ is our Lord!
It was not a group of Hindus, Muslims, and Christians that sailed across the Atlantic to the shores of the " New World" to begin a new nation where one was free to worship Almighty God (Jesus). It was those who loved Christ. It was upon the principles found in the Bible and the liberty found in Jesus Christ that the foundations of our nation were laid. Our Pilgrim forefathers viewed their lives as "stepping stones" upon which future generations could trod in the advancement of the Gospel of Christ. Our Founding Fathers placed their lives, their fortunes, their scared honor safely in the hands of Jesus believing that "divine providence" alone would suffice in their battle for independence. Yes, America was founded and built by those following hard after Christ.
One of the Founding Fathers, Patrick Henry, put it this way: "It cannot be emphasized too often or too strongly that this nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is for this very reason that people of other faiths have been afforded prosperity, asylum, and freedom of worship." "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…." Psalm 33:12. The Hebrew word for LORD in this text is YAHWEH. America has been blessed because our God is YAHWEH. Our nation is a bastion of liberty and freedom, the likes of which have never been seen on this earth, because YAHWEH is our God. YAHWEH is translated, I AM in English. It is Jesus who made and makes this nation great. Ask yourself why you came to America. Ask yourself why people from all over the world come here. There is something about the liberty and freedom to pursue the very purpose for which one is born that makes America different from any other nation on the earth: "…and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty." It is the Lord of liberty (Jesus) that you seek. It is He that draws so many to this nation. He is the one and only true God. He bids you to come unto Him, confess your sins, and find the forgiveness that only He can give. "…you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free." John 8:32 ~ Flip Benham
God commands us in the Bible to rescue those from the oppressor, rescue those being led to the slaughter. Love needs to be action! "Abortion is a crime that kills not only the child but the conscience of all involved."
Be encouraged~ Angela
"Tear Down This Wall" The battle plan- First, we must identify the real enemy to life. Many of us point our fingers to the Clinton’s, Congress, The Supreme Court, NOW, Planned Parenthood, and the abortion industry as the enemies of the pre-born children in particular, and all life in general. That is where we make our mistake. They are mere agents of the real enemy and unless we attack our real enemy, his children (those mentioned above and others), will continue to prosper and bring America and the rest of the world into ruin. Our real enemy- In Ephesians 6:12, the Apostle Paul tells us who our real enemy is: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Our enemy is the devil and his demonic array whose main goals are to destroy life. Therefore, the battle must be fought in the spiritual world, before it can be fought in the halls of Congress, or in the court systems. If we cannot push back the forces of evil that have invaded and secured our country and the rest of the world, then we will never win in a world that the devil controls.
Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might- In ourselves we are powerless, but in the Lord we have an insurmountable amount of spiritual power. That is why I am so critical of the church and the pastors. Because in the strength the Lord has given His Church and when His power surges through it, all of the demonic powers that control this country will fall. When one Christian invokes God’s power and strength the devil must flee. What would happen if a whole church would be strong in the Lord, the devil’s empire in a city would be destroyed. The armor of God: truth.
The armor of God: Righteousness- When you step out of the comfort of your church pew and get spiritually down and dirty against the devil and his forces you WILL come under an intense attack. The more you do for God the stronger the attack will be. Everyone that fights in the front lines of battle will tell you this is the truth. We forget that our power comes from God and when we fight in our own power God lets us falter.
The armor of God: Peace- In today’s society this means one who will compromise to achieve a goal. Those that are in Congress and, in fact, most politicians want to be known as a peacemaker or compromiser. That is not what the Gospel teaches. Compromise in the spiritual realm will never work. A little child-killing is never right. There can never be a compromise on moral issues. To compromise on the life of one little child is to give in to the evil demands of the devil. In this respect peace is love, and we will defeat the forces of evil with the true love of Jesus! When we have true love and compassion for these people and not a phony love, then we will see miracles happen. So, continue to put on the whole armor of God, by loving your neighbors in true peace.
I hear Christians telling me all the time about their great faith in God, but when we ask them to join us on the street they begin to cower in fear. "I could be killed out there – someone will see me- I may be sued," and the excuses go no and on. In truth they are saying "Our God is not strong enough to protect me and my family". When we say that, our God is no longer the Lord Almighty, but some lesser god. My favorite saying is "Either God is Lord of all, or He is not God at all. Either you believe God is in control of your life or you don’t." It’s just that simple. When we live and act in fear, the devil has already defeated us. When we live in faith, the devil has already been defeated.
When we truly surrender to God and we understand the principles of an eternal life in Him we have put on the helmet of salvation. The more we walk with God, the closer we are to Him and the devil cannot get into our heads with foolish talk. We are saved by faith in Jesus. He died on the Cross for our sins and because of this selfless act we will spend all eternity with Him in His Kingdom.
One of the most powerful weapons we have in our fight against the evil one is God’s Word- the Bible. Each time the devil tried to tempt Jesus, His reply was "it is written." Now the devil was desperate. He took Jesus to a very high mountain and said that he would give him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you" the devil said, "if you will bow down and worship me." Then Jesus replied, "Away from Me Satan! For it is written: worship the Lord your God and serve Him only." The devil fled and then the angels came and ministered to Him. In your fight against the forces of evil, use the Word of God, verbally through prayer, or a song. Address the powers of evil through powerful, spiritual warfare Scriptures and command the demons to hear the Word of the Lord and be subject unto it. When you stand at an abortion mill you are always a winner. If you save a baby you are a winner. If it seems like not one was saved you are still a winner. The only way you can be a loser is if you didn’t try at all. Mother Teresa once said "God doesn’t expect you to be successful, He only expects you to be obedient", and to add to that when you are obedient you are successful. In defense of life, winners always win and losers always lose. I believe if you follow these rules God has given you will see a change in your life and in the lives of those around you. ~American Rescuer, Pastor Ed Martin
We can bring these walls down, but we must show up for the battle, Christ already brought the victory but he left us here to fight the battle. He left us here to advance His Kingdom-a Kingdom in which everything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God must be cast down and every thought brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
What is happening today in the church is that we are getting only half the message. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church, once you understand the Church’s true identity, the church is not her own but has been bought with a price. The unproclaimed message of the day - "No king but King Jesus." We are not getting the full message of who is lord and whose laws reign. Instead we are getting a gospel message that lets Bill Clinton use the name of Jesus and stand for everything that is in rebellion to Scripture. Instead, we are left with "Christians" who go into the abortion mill saying that their "Jesus" is a loving god and he will forgive them. Instead, we are left with homosexuals piling into churches all across the nation being told that "Jesus" made them that way and there is no need of repentance. Instead, we are left with every religion being put on the same level playing field in America today. Instead, we are left with a church that has lost her bearings and is becoming more like the world instead of confronting the issues of our day. It is no wonder that we are losing our children, who have been brought up in the Church, but cannot make distinctions between the ways of the world and the path of righteousness. It is through our submission to the Gospel that the hearts of kings will be turned, though it will cost us everything.
In a famous speech President Ronald Reagan gave in June, 1987 at West Berlin.. "If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbechev, open this gate, Mr, Gorbechev, tear down this wall!" "Today I come to you, Granite City, and the Hope(less) gate. Mr. Shah, tear down this wall!"
Be encouraged~ Angela
"Read Them their rights…Take them away!"
The week started off on a high note as four babies were spared from a painful death during the infamous "midnight abortions" as proclaimers pleaded for their lives. Two of the four mothers that came to this altar of the devil to sacrifice their children came back out and told Debbie, "We heard what you said, and we decided not to kill our baby" ... The saves included a couple from Indiana, and two black-American babies.
A Vision for Victory 2004 was underway, with the rescue of two children from the jaws of the beast at Hope (less) slaughterhouse. One mother, Jessica was going in to sacrifice her preborn child when rescuers intervened and listened to her plight, comforted her and reassured her there was real "Hope," but, it wasn’t inside that abortion mill. She agreed to an ultrasound and counseling. Angela showed her a picture of her eight-week old baby, and Jeanette and Daniel escorted her over to S.V. staff obstetrician for confirmation and further assistance. She thanked the proclaimers and rejoiced that she didn’t kill her baby. Another mother scheduled to terminate her preborn child’s life, told those standing in the gap, "I can’t do it, thank you for being here."
Friday at Hope (less) is usually a high killing count as it’s usually the 1st day of the 2-day D&X or partial –birth dismemberment abortions. Between 30-45 babies usually die. Mothers come from other states seeking this late-term abortion as Hope (less) prides itself on late-term surgi-care. The count was noticeably down. PTL! Lisa and Herman came back out, got in their car and told Savanah, "We didn’t do it, we’re going to have twins." They pulled into the alley where Daniel & Angela took turns offering them help and prayed with them as they tearfully shared they were ashamed that they even walked into this abortion mill to kill their children.
There was a plethora of media and law-enforcement coverage, TV station crews from Channels 4 & 5 spent hours outside this mill. Don’t you wish this could be there every day as long as the killings continue? KJSL Christian talk- radio stationed in St. Louis, MO. did a live remote with morning host Al Gross. Angela and saints divided their time on the sidewalk and doing interviews. Truth Trucks exposed this evil that is embedded in this Valley of Slaughter.
Over across the river at Planned Parenthood, Pastor Clenard Childress and rescuers were standing for the least of these, as a young black girl, named "Mary" spoke with Pastor Childress and decided not to kill her child and left this deathcamp.
On Saturday, as proclaimers rolled onto the "Crime Scene" in Granite City, IL this deathcamp was turned into a ghost-town. Proverbs 28:1 "The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a Lion." Shut-Down! Hope (less) abortion mill for only the second time in three years closed their purple doors. PTL! Media once again showed up to document and interview. It was later reported in a local newspaper deathcamp director Sally Burgess gave an explanation that the Hope (less) nurse didn’t "show-up" for the assembly line murders scheduled, so they didn’t open their doors. It was also noted, that this employee removed her address numbers off her house when proclaimers drove by.
Pastor Ed Martin led a Jericho march with approx. 120 rescuers marching and praising the Lord around this altar of sacrifice. After we celebrated the upcoming demise of Hope (less) abortuary, we picked up the proclaiming line and moved it across the river in front of the gates at Planned Parenthood, where the proclaimers were well received. You can usually judge a successful picket, by the louder the opposition squeals. Not only had the deathscorts numbers swelled, with a few familiar faces from Hope(less), but the St Louis’ finest were in good form. We thanked them for their presence and prayed for them.
It was obvious the death toll had increased over the past 24 hours due to the temporary closure of Hope(less), as over fifty mothers were inside Planned Parenthood. Richard from Topeka, Kansas gave a clarion blast on his trumpet, and led the charge at these gates. Loren led the proclaimers in praise and worship as Michelle, Micaela and Angela were offering these women another choice and pleaded with these mothers not to kill their babies, that God had a plan for them.
Every evening at the pro-life rallies at the Church of St. Louis, speakers gave great presentations and the Lord’s message. We attended a workshop and were given a vision for victory in the streets of Granite City, IL, baby-killing community. Standing outside abortion mills does save lives. In the days of slavery, a hero named Harriet Tubman, a slavery abolitionist, saved our black brothers and sisters with helping them to escape in underground railroads. History has a way of repeating itself. That is what you’re seeing today with the holocaust and entombment upon preborn babies. By standing and rescuing preborn children we not only want to see abortion mills come to an end, but just like the black slaves, we want to see "personhood" restored to preborn children. You see, the most dangerous place to be today is not in a crowded mall, or the desert in Iraq, but in the mother’s womb. Preborn babies have no where to escape.
On our Lord’s Day, we took the truth to the frontlines of the enemies’ camp right outside the devil’s church of sodomites and abortion lovers. St. John’s United Methodist and Metropolitan Community Churches side by side in St. Louis, MO at Washington and Kingshighway Ave.
Saints confronted the homosexuals and transvestites with their sin and let the pro-death pastor of St. John’s United Methodist church know that abortion is murder. He believed it is a woman’s choice, and when confronted to find that in the Bible, he turned and retreated into the devil’s house of worship. We noticed the "gay-pride days" sign-up table outside the M.C.C church as the congregation poured out onto the sidewalk and tried to cover the signs with their portly bodies. It didn’t work, that’s why God gave activist arms, we held the signs with Scripture and aborted babies showing "good & evil" over our shoulders. One lesbian woman yelled "No-one in this church believes in abortion". I looked to the left and parked right in front of this church was a car with a personalized plates stating, "DYKE", and on the rear bumper was a sticker screaming, "Pro-choice" and Proud of it!". I returned my gaze to this women and thought, really?. Then the sodomites formed a "Chorus Line", and performed "Yes, Jesus loves me", as we let them know Jesus does love you, but, He hates your sin. I was waiting to see some high kicks visualizing the "Rockettes." Ephesians 5:11 "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them."
If we had the activism that we saw this past weekend in the streets of Granite City and St. Louis, every week, these gates of hell would be shut down. "Read them their rights and take them away!"
She’s pregnant and I’m the father, so where do I go from here? Some important facts: Professor Arthur Shostak, of Drexel University, surveyed 1,000 men waiting in abortion clinics while their girlfriends and wives were having abortions. He concluded the following: 42% of the boyfriends had offered to marry the woman. 25% of those who did not offer to marry the woman offered child support. Most of the men, regardless of their feelings toward abortion, offered to pay the costs of the abortion procedure. 39% of the men believed that life began at conception or when the nervous system began to function. 26% believed that the abortion was the "killing of a child." Shostak’s study found a vast range of emotions among the men. They feared for the woman’s health, felt guilty about the abortion or the pregnancy, felt self-doubt and also anguish and pain over the loss of their children and over the entire abortion "experience." Some relationships had changed. One man wrote: "It was the end of something between us—on her side, it had killed off trust and a lot of hope, and on my side, all I felt was her resentment and bitterness…" Abortion is not the only choice.
Much has been said about the pain that abortion leaves on women, and many of us have set up programs to help the woman who is a victim of the abortion aftermath. But little has been said or done for the fathers of these children. Many men suffer deeply after they realize what has actually happened to their child. Some turn to drugs and alcohol. Others suffer great depression and believe that suicide is the only way of escape. While it is true that many women feel pushed into abortion by their boyfriends and husbands, there are many young men who wanted their little son or daughter but had no legal right to prevent their murder. It’s time that men began to cry out for their rights as fathers! If you are a young man and have discovered that your girlfriend or wife is going to have your baby, don’t stand back and let your child be killed. This child is as much a part of you as it is a part of her! Laws will never change as long as men take no responsibility for the lives of their children. Being a father is a wonderful privilege. You will never understand such special love until you hold your child in your arms.
We, as Americans, pride ourselves in the fact that we have protected many innocent people that were being oppressed. Many have laid down their lives to show such commitment. What about a commitment to our own children? Over 4,500 tiny pre-born babies are murdered each day in this nation. Perhaps you’re a teenager and feel there is no way you can take the responsibility of being a Dad. Is killing your child the only answer? There are millions of people begging to adopt who can’t get a child because so many are being aborted. Your little child could be the greatest blessing in a childless couple’s life! You may be saying, "I could never give my child away!" Would it be easier to live with the fact that you paid to have the baby murdered? How very selfish we have become. You may be thinking, "My parents will kill me!" No, if you choose to abort, you are the parent that is going to do the killing. That line belongs to your little son or daughter. You may be the only one who will protect this little person.
Please, Dad, do it! You may be thinking, ‘It’s too late, I already gave her the money. It’s over. My child is dead." Please find someone to talk with who can help you. Take the time to go before the Lord and confess what you have done and tell Him that you are sorry. Jesus died for our sins. He can set you free if you turn your life over to Him. And don’t be ashamed to cry. Sometimes big boys need to cry. If we can be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to call. May God help you to save a tiny, innocent life.
Be encouraged, Angela
Death Toll May 31- June 5, 2004
Hope Clinic- Granite City
Monday- Closed – Memorial Day
Tuesday- 28 KY, IN, MO, IL
Wednesday- 15 MO, IL 1 save Jennifer & Ryan were waiting for S.V. ultrasound van to pull up and help them as saints interceded for the life of their unborn baby. We were able to confirm an early pregnancy and walk her down to Dr. Mark for follow-up. Jennifer made the comment that the abortion mill only wanted to schedule her an abortion, you see there’s only one choice and that’s death.
The devil was so upset that a baby left ALIVE, that he reaked his ugly head through two black women who brought a young girl to Hope(less) to kill her baby. See "Batter-up" story. The ORW Truth truck showed up and all hell broke loose. Outside Planned Parenthood St. Louis, MO saints held GAP signs "Killing babies are a bad ‘choice’" etc. Drivers pulled of the road to throw soda on Jeff, yelled and cursed at these minute men exposing the truth of abortion. If choice is such a good thing, why is it so upsetting? And who's really getting the "choice?"
Thursday- 43 midnight abortions IN, KY, TN, MO, IL
Another Illinois baby was being delivered in the alley of death outside Hope(less) as a young couple returning from the day before, were attempting to walk into this deathcamp as the baby was crowning in this mother’s pants, She was literally holding her baby’s head in between her legs and moaning as her irresponsible male friend pushed her in the back and told her to keep moving and he smirked to the watchmen, "We killed it yesterday."
Friday- 47 KY, IN, MO, IL 1 save Debbie & Angela begged, pleaded with Keeva not to kill her second child as her husband held their 2year old lil girl. She was in college and didn’t want to be sick anymore and just didn’t want to be a mother again. We prayed with her that God would soften her heart and assured her that God knew her situation, He hadn’t forsaken her..After some time, they went in, and didn’t come out. We were able to talk with Tammy and deter her from this house of death. We were able to give her a pregnancy test and walk her over to Dr. Mark’s for confirmation. PTL!
Nicky is 12 weeks pregnant and Ashley her driver, from Arnold, MO. listened to the baby advocates and were in agreement with a lot of what they said. Unfortunately, Nicky, just divorced the father of her preborn baby the day before, and didn’t want to bring a "loser’s baby into the world," as she was struggling to get on her feet. We offered her many options and resources, ‘We’ll adopt your baby" to no avail, her friend Ashley, thanked proclaimers for being there and trying. She accepted the Bible, post-abortive materials, and a hug from Angela.
We were preparing to leave this butchertorium, when Angela approached a 3-pack of underage teen-agers who drove all the way from Kentucky. Amanda and Steve were under 16 years of age and they asked Amanda’s brother who was 16 to drive them here to Granite City, IL to get rid of their baby. Angela took note of their determination, and chose to let God speak through her with prayer. The group didn’t feel threatened, so they agreed to hold hands and let Angela pray for them. Alleluia, the Word went forth. They plied back into their car and left this mill with their baby still ALIVE, unfortunately they turned the next morning. We were able to buy 24 more hours of life for that baby.
Saturday- 32 KY, IN, MO, IL 4 saves "Baptist Day for Life" with clergy representation from five pastors came upon the crime scene. The oppression and dank surroundings enveloped those standing in the gap. One Pastor began to weep, as mothers and families marched their pre-born babies into this house of murder madness, and mayhem. Mothers and families were lined up like cattle being led to the slaughter. Deathscorts donned their "poor choice"/ vests with big buttons proclaiming "Jesus gave us choice." More heresy from the lost and deceived.
Praise and worship filled the air, and four mothers came out of this death house with their babies still ALIVE! One grandfather told saints, we couldn’t kill this baby, thank you for being here.
165 babies killed. 6 babies saved. 979 babies saved since January 2000!
Planned Parenthood - St. Louis
Tuesday- 25 MO, IL 1 car
Wednesday- 27 MO, AR, IL 2 Truth Truck visited us & Gap signs. Lady threw soda on Jeff Herzog.
Thursday- 12 Gabrielle, young woman came out crying and talked with Daniel. She said she lost her 12-week-old unborn baby and doctor told her to come to PP for help!!
Friday- 32 WI 2 cars, IL Abortionist Crist showed up at 9:00 am 1 save- Mary with friend Shelley showed up for 1 st day of counseling and Mary said she would never come back to this place for an abortion.
For the last 2 weeks nobody has been standing on Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. or Fri.
110 babies killed.
On June 6 th, 1944, D-Day, Over 156,000 troops came upon the shores of the beaches in Normandy, to liberate the oppressed. Over 73,000 were U.S. troops. Approx. 29,000 were killed. They scaled the cliffs of Omaha beach, why are we not scaling the cliffs of the Hope(less) abortuary? Why aren’t we, the Church of Jesus Christ storming the beaches of Hope Clinic or Planned Parenthood? Where are the 73,000 soldiers freeing innocent lives? We need a D-Day (Deliverance Day) for the 30-50 baby boys and girls in Granite City, IL, and the 20-30 lil boys and girls killed across the river at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, MO dying each day. Believers need to be completely willing to lay their lives down for their little brothers and sisters. It is a battle that cannot be fought alone. We need to make the younger generations aware of the battle that needs to be fought, the sacrifices that have been made, and those sacrifices yet to be made.
We have suffered another great loss, the Passing of President Ronald Reagan, a Pro-life Champion to the Unborn. Reagan was the only sitting president to write a book while in office and, fittingly, "Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation" was a celebration of the pro-life perspective and an encouragement for the pro-life community to never give up. "Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court’s result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right," Reagan wrote. "Despite the formidable obstacles before us, we must not lose heart," Reagan added. "As a nation today, we have rejected the sanctity of human life," Reagan wrote. "The American people have not had an opportunity to express their view on the sanctity of human life in the unborn. I am convinced that Americans do not want to play God with the value of human life. It is not for us to decide who is worthy to live and who is not."
Be encouraged~ Angela
The History Channel dug up a dead civilization and found a large sewer that held thousands of baby bones, victims of infanticide, a common practice of this ancient, forgotten society. Anthropologists tell us two of the biggest indicators of a doomed civilization are the practice of infanticide and human sacrifice. In other words, cultures and species that kill their own young do not survive. If history really does repeat itself, then American society may also be doomed to extinction.
The great reformer Martin Luther once declared that the preacher who does not rebuke the sins of the rulers through God’s Word spoken publicly, boldly and honestly, strengthens the sins of the tyrants, and becomes a partaker in them, and bears responsibility for them. There is no Pontius Pilot’s basin that can cleanse the hands of America’s pastors from the guilty stain of innocent blood.
Be encouraged ~ Angela
May 17 - 22
The devil tries to leave us half-dead. When you have the devil backed in a corner, he’s going to rear his ugly head to those around you. The attack will come and it will be vicious. He strips us, wounds us, and leaves us half- dead. But, that’s good! Because if we’re half-dead, we’re also half-alive!
The devil wants you so discouraged that your long face looks like you could eat oats out of a two-inch pipe. You may feel like your laying in the ICU, that’s why so many of our churches have turned into hospitals full of "bedridden believers"… The devil is ruthless. He’s cruising around your house, shaking the locks, he’s not satisfied that you’re bruised, he wants you destroyed.
Satan is a liar; he will lie to you and lie to others about you. The greater the power within you, the greater the artillery the devil will use against you. He will turn others against you, to get you to give up on God’s best.
But two-thousand years ago, Jesus came down so that we could get up! The devil would like nothing more than to see us defeated. But, Jesus stays with us, until we out do danger. Those that are down in substance abuse, abortion, homosexuality, and anything else the devil might throw at them, can rise up from the ditch, in Jesus’ Name. He will bind your wounds, pick you up, and carry you to safety.
The devil will use those closest to you. Some people in the church have promoted the idea, that if you really trust in God, you shouldn’t have to suffer. Bad things only happen to bad people. This is not only false, but a heresy. Jesus was the only sinless man, and He suffered on a cross without any good, justified reason, and died. Psalms 34:19 The greater the calling and anointing upon your life and ministry, the greater the attack, the greater the anointing. Bad things do happen to good people. The truth is that those who live godly lives in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. But, God has promised to be with us, and to help us through the storms. Psalms 25:20-21
God is only interested in the truth. He is not interested in exceptions, He’s not interested in compromise, but, that is how the flesh and mind operates. Look at the recent "March for Women’s Lies". Family Planning Associates, a chain of abortion clinics owned by abortionist Edward Allred, has killed at least ten women. Yet the pro-choicers try to hide or discount deaths from legal abortions. What are the pro-choicers going to do about the women who get raped by abortionists? This is fairly common, but they don’t even admit that it goes on. Abortionist Brian Finkle in Arizona was convicted of this.
What are the pro-choicers going to do about women who suffer emotional trauma, grief, guilt and pain after having abortions? They tell these women that it’s all in their heads – that abortion cannot cause any emotional upset. What are they going to do to inform women of the possible link between abortion and breast cancer? They refuse to tell women that having an abortion may increase their risk of developing breast cancer, even in states where the law requires them to. What are the pro-choicers going to do about the number of pro-choice men in this country who murder their pro-life girlfriends when they refuse to have abortions?
What are the pro-choicers going to do when the abortion industry’s attorneys defend abortionists in medical malpractice suits by painting the women who have been injured or killed as "sluts or as nuts"? The pro-choicers are happy when the abortionist gets off, thus allowing him or her to kill more babies and butcher more women. What are the pro-choicers going to do to prevent the over-the-counter sale of abortifacient drugs when it’s known that these drugs are dangerous for certain numbers of women who take them? What are they going to do to protect those women? They will do absolutely nothing. They are perfectly willing to sacrifice women’s lives to their gods of choice and convenience.
They’re not going to do anything for women’s lives. They’re going to push women who feel trapped and don’t believe they have any other options to kill their babies. They are not going to lend a life-affirming, helping hand. They’re going to help men who don’t want to support their children. They’re going to turn a deaf ear to women as they are maimed and killed by the shoddy work of incompetent abortion providers. They’re not worried about women’s lives. They’re worried about abortion industry profits. ~ Life Dynamics Inc.
Or, the NTRL stymied a bill that would of outlawed virtually all abortions in South Dakota. However, the bill was dated in the Senate by a single vote, 17-18, due to the influence of National Right to Life. The Thomas More Law Center’s web site read, "There is something horribly wrong when South Dakota Right to Life and Planned Parenthood are on the same side of an issue."
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center summed it up: "It is one thing for the National Right to Life to disagree with the timing of a bill banning abortions. It is another thing for them to join forces with the pro-abortionists to kill the ban. It is a betrayal of the unborn and the pro-life movement. When is it the wrong time to do what is right? This organization has lost the moral authority to lead the pro-life cause."
God is not interested in the politics of abortion, He’s interested in saving the life of the next infant in the neighborhood scheduled to die, and the soul of its mother. That’s the Church’s job, yours and mine. When we fail to do our job as Believers, the unbeliever will come to see the child in the womb as having a right to its life if it sees an overwhelming number of ordinary people trying to save its life.
The Bible teaches that God will not honor his Church and will hand her over to its enemies when the church fails to act on what it says it believes, and looks to accomplish God’s purpose through following another man, not Jesus. Most pro-lifers do not act on what they believe, and it goes far beyond politics. We can’t depend on the politician to do our job. We will be disappointed every time. We would rather complain than change. I’m here to tell you today that I believe we can stem our nation’s headlong slide into moral bankruptcy. My challenge to each of you to is to leave the comfort of your homes and take to the streets with me and other patriotic Americans in order to restore the old fashioned national values of life, liberty, faith, the family, morality and honor. We must stop following another man, and follow Jesus. Philipians 3:14Be encouraged ~Angela
This past week's of baby-butchering at these gates of hell didn't make CNN or Newsweek, unfortunately the grisly beheading of American civilian and contractor Nick Berg did. It was horrible as I was leaving the studio, one of the morning D.J.'s called it out as it came across the wire. The brutality, the senselessness. How pained his family must feel. I am sure this barbaric act grieved everyone's heart… but, I noticed the parallels and I couldn't help but wonder what God is trying to show us. Not to take away from the importance and value of Nick Berg's life, but, every day pre-born boys & girls are being beheaded by American terrorists inside modern day death-camps also known as "clinics". Was it the location? Inside the womb, or outside the womb? Seen or unseen? Just as the Muslim terrorists declared war on America, and war they got. The "homegrown" terrorists have declared a war on the pre-born. Aprox. 1.5 million are murdered a year across our nation. There are 30-50 a day in Granite City, IL and aprox. 20-30 in St. Louis, MO. Islam does not condemn the beheading of Nick Berg because they condone the beheading, just as America does not condemn the bar-butchery of preborn lil girls and lil boys, they condone the beheadings and butchery of babies. The American Church has turned her back as the men of Ephraim did on the day of battle… Psalms 78. The Islamic nations focus on the flaws of the West and ignore the atrocities Muslim rulers inflict on the Muslims. Over a million Iraqis were murdered under Saddam Hussien's reign. Have we forgotten the premeditated murders of the approx. 3,000 innocent victims sitting in those airplanes that were turned into homicide-missiles and deliberately flown into buildings on September 11th?
Abortion is the premeditated killing of an innocent, unborn human being. In America , unborn babies are being aborted throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Abortion has become the nation's most frequently performed surgical procedure. Abortion is a brutal, savage, barbaric practice utterly inconsistent with a Christian/Believer worldview.
Then God said " Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness" … So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. –Genesis 1:26, 27 This passage makes two powerful points: first, that man is a created being, a special being, a unique being. The second is that man is the very reflection of his glorious Creator, and a being who by his very nature has worth, honor, importance, and dignity.
The Unborn is a Person- This point is critical, because the U.S. Constitution explicitly protects "persons". To get around this, the U.S. Supreme Court stated in Roe vs. Wade that the unborn was "not fully a person". There are many Scriptures that establish the person-hood of unborn children, but in a main one the Lord says: " Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…" –Jeremiah 1:5
It is extremely important that the Lord does not consider unborn children to be of less worth than born ones, as do abortion advocates. A telling passage is: ”If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely, but there is no serious injury (to mother or child), the offender must be fined... But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life…” - Exodus 21:22, 23 A clear implication of this passage is that all human beings are created in God's image, born and unborn alike. All are precious, and all must be protected.
Children are a blessing God places a very high value on children and encourages us to bring them into our lives. This is a Christian viewpoint greatly at variance with today's anti-child, anti-life sentiments- Psalm 127:3
God's beloved nation Israel was sent into exile for sacrificing its children to idols- Psalm 106:38-41 In a key passage innocent blood cries out: How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood? –Revelation 6:10
America is ripe for judgment. The stench of the unabated murdering of unborn children rises to the heavens. Unless Christians/Believers step in and put an end to this slaughter, the destruction of our nation is inevitable. God's penalty for abortion is plainly spelled out in Scripture: “Whoever sheds the blood of man (unjustly), by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God has God made man.” –Genesis 9:6 According to the Bible, abortion is first degree murder. If the laws against murder in America applied equally to all murderers, the abortionists would be getting the same penalty as other killers. Christians should work diligently to bring this just condemnation about, rather than letting the abortionists grow wealthy on the blood of innocent unborn children.
What can Christians do to stop abortion? God expects every Christian/Believer to be actively involved in stopping abortion. The Bible's instructions are very clear: “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless… Rescue the weak and needy: deliver them from the hand of the wicked. –Psalm 82:3,4 Rescue those being led away to death.” - Proverbs 24:11, 12 Every Christian/Believer is needed in the fight against abortion. It is not a job for specialists. God has instructed us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and that means our tiny, unborn neighbors, too.
It pleases God when babies are saved from abortion. I, personally, have had my fill of conventions, TV and Radio evangelists and personalities, banquets, rallies, dinners, award ceremonies and the rest of the stuff we do in the pro-life movement. Just because your pocketbook is full and your awards and degrees are on the wall, do you think God cares about those awards or your $? All $ does is hide your mess a lil better. You still have the mess. Some of us don't think they have a problem till that problem gets some years on it. Am I right? Prov.16:18 " Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." It's time we take our message to the streets and stop talking about it. Each one of us could, if we wanted to, spend one or two hours a week or even a month in front of an abortion mill. Each day of the week, right down the block from our houses or places of worship, stand buildings where the most horrible of punishment and death awaits the little children of God.
Every time Jesus entered a town He caused a riot. Did you ever think of it that way? He didn't talk about what should be done – He did it. When He saw the ill, He healed them. When He saw a woman who was about to be stoned to death, He intervened in her behalf. Jesus was a man of action. The church leaders, however, hated Him because He was changing the minds of the people from the status quo of the priests to a personal relationship with God. And He was telling them they would do even greater things than what the priests were doing. He taught His apostles and disciples to do the same. Yes, with Jesus it was more action and less talk.
When the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit they flooded out to the streets and began to preach the gospel. Peter didn't hold a convention. James wasn't the featured speaker at a pro-life banquet. John didn't hold a seminar on "raising funds". They just took to the streets and in one day 3,000 men and, most likely, an equal number of women came to the Lord. They were out ministering the Gospel and miracles happened. People began hearing the Word of the Lord. Their lives were changed. I would love for Mel Gibson to make a film on the book of "Acts". Whole towns went into an uproar. The Apostle Paul and his ministry team were stoned, whipped, beaten and physically thrown out of town. But they shook the dust off their feet and went on to another town and the same things happened.
What is a human life worth? When will we realize this important fact that all life is precious and all life is worth saving? We should be willing to put our lives on the line for our little brothers and sisters. And, if that is not possible, then we should be willing to sacrifice a part of our life to save these little children. That could come in the form of spending a few hours in front of your local death camp with a sign. If that is not possible, then sacrifice some of your finances to help those that can. They are laying down their lives for their little brothers and sisters. They are putting their finances and their family's future on the line for the boys and girls that are scheduled to die. When you invest in these rescuers, you are investing in the future of America . And you are truly blessing God's people.
" The Lord told me to rise up, wash my face, and He would take care of me." Pastor Ed MartinBe encouraged ~Angela
May 3 - 8
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." E. Burke
"A Vision for Victory"- 2004 We have got to fight this war, like we want to win it. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about abortion or Iraq.
The war on abortion has been going on for thirty-one years, and the NRTL, the politicians, most pregnancy centers, and the ordinary Christian has not done one thing to stop it. But the people that are making a difference and fighting the fight God wants us to fight by going to abortion clinics, five days a week, standing outside abortionists’ offices letting people know what they do, going to abortion workers’ houses or lawyers’ offices who represent abortionists, and exposing the lies of the abortion industry are being criticized, slandered, and being told how to do it, just like the Teddy Kennedys and Carl Levins are telling Don Rumsfeld how to win the war in Iraq. Carl Levin is a draft dodger and Ted Kennedy killed one, possibly two persons and got away with it.
Planned Parenthood and Hope Clinic are not worried about the NRTL, your average Pregnancy Center, or the average Christian of today. But they tremble and file lawsuits against Christians who stand at the gates of hell five days a week and expose what they’re doing. We even have so-called Christians that have asked us not to stand outside Planned Parenthood in St. Louis because it makes them look bad because they are only there one day a week.
I don’t think Jesus told His disciples, "Hey, boys, only go out and preach the Word one day a week," We don’t want to offend anybody or make anyone look bad. "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34
Just like the U.S. is not winning any friends over seas, fighting the war, we are not trying to win a popularity contest, fighting the war on abortion. And if you think it’s not a war you’re wrong. Why do you think all these nations hate America and won't stand with her in this war in Iraq? Because they want to get along with everyone, even after hearing and learning of the atrocities that have gone on for 30 years under Saddam Hussein's reign.
The same complacency and posturing is going on in our nation and in the Church.
"Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
Maybe God is saying ENOUGH! Tell the Truth and Move on! Or should I say, Press on! It’s a spiritual battle and if God is with us, who can be against us.
God is looking for men and women who will hang tough come hell or high water. He wants soldiers who will fight and not flee in the heat of the battle. God is at work preparing believers who will persevere until the manifestation comes! You can’t build great works for the glory of God with people who are soft. Hebrews 12:7 says, "Endure hardship as discipline…" Endurance is a decision, not a feeling.
Winston Churchill pursued a life in politics. At age 66, he was selected to serve as Prime Minister. "We’re never going to give in. We’re going to win the victory." Rising out of relative obscurity, his brilliant leadership and dogged determination enabled England to stand against Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Winston Churchill was a man of true endurance. Countless times he could have given up, but because he continued forward with dogged determination, he overcame all the obstacles that stood before him. That’s how we need to be in the spiritual realm.
Jesus was not like all the other men. He didn’t fit in with religious clique of His day. One of the problems killing the church today is that we want to be in the clique with the good ol’ boys. Can you stand to be blessed? If you choose to be blessed, it won’t be easy. You’re going to be rejected when you’re blessed. You have to be able to take a licking and keep on ticking. Not everybody is going to like you. But you have to make up your mind: do you want to be popular or anointed? The religious establishment hated Jesus.
People always want to know where you came from. They always want to get in your business. They want to see if you have a right to minister. Instead of judging Jesus on the basis of healing people and setting them free, they just wanted to know about His credentials. And Jesus answered them, "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me,".
But when the storm comes, it very quickly becomes easy to separate the sheep from the goats. During the storm you can tell who is playing church and who knows what church is really all about. You’ll identify the folks who have had a superficial, carnal experience and those who really know who they are in Christ. It’s the storm that reveals who you really are. When the day of evil comes, will you be able to stand?
You were created for a purpose. Vagabonds are vague people who wander through life without accomplishing anything. They are always moving around- no roots, no commitment. In the Christian life, we’re either moving forward in faith against the devil, or he’s chasing us and we’re on the run. We need to be a people who do what we do with purpose. Rather than waiting for the will of God to fall on us, we need to find it on purpose. Wait on God, but don’t make a ministry out of waiting. Some people spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success, only to discover when they get to the top that their ladder is leaning against the wrong building. They might have had a strong sense of purpose, but in the end it profited them nothing.
Anybody can be a Christian, but you have to make your mind up to be a good one. The church doesn’t need any more bedridden believers.(see smallvictoriesusa.com – bedridden believers) Being a Christian on purpose requires the dedication and determination to cut off some of the other things in your life that are either not bearing good fruit or just wasting your time.
Not every race is won on the first lap. But if we continue forward and focus on Jesus rather than the circumstances at hand or the devil’s decision, we will come out victorious.
Be encouraged~ Angela
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, that infamous day that will go down in history…Mother’s Day. Quite possibly this is the hardest day to be standing at these gates as I’m drawn to reflect on the sacredness of motherhood and having to remember my lack of a mother and the deep desire to be a mother. Many years ago, I didn’t have a clue as to the marvelous things God had in store for this unwanted baby, but God had His hand on me and He raised this little street urchin, often referred to as "an ugly duckling", up at just the right time.
I praise God that I looked coast to coast for my mother, and God blessed me; He answered my prayers. Before my mother died, I was able to meet her, and even though she couldn’t talk, I was able to kneel along her bedside and stroke her hair and tell her how much I love her, no matter how I came into this world, or how I was abandoned, nothing mattered. "You are my Mom, you will always be my Mom, and I love you for that, you gave me this best gift you could, LIFE… you could of aborted me, but you didn’t, and I thank you for that, now Mom, I forgive you, and God forgives you, now you need to forgive yourself," and just at that time I noticed tears streaming down her cheek, I pressed into her shoulder and could smell her hair and I still cherish that moment, that’s all I have left of my mom… Thank you Jesus!
There are some of us who don’t know who their mothers are. There are some of us who have chosen to murder our babies. But for all the choices that we make, we have to live with those choices. Many women regret murdering their children but I’ve never met a mother that carried her child to term and gave birth and regretted it. It’s never too late to listen to your heart, to ask for God’s forgiveness. He can put a new song in your heart today.
No matter how angelic or antagonistic your mom was or is, this Mother’s Day provides a fresh opportunity to let her know how you feel now. Don’t wait until it’s too late. That’s why we beg for these preborn babies’ lives. The Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, IL. murders approximately 30-45 a day, 150-200 a week, that’s 13,104 a year, and over 366,000 lil Americans in the past 30 years. You never know who they could grow up to be and that they’re full of endless possibilities. Proverbs 31:28, 29: "Her children arise and call her blessed; Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all". A mother’s love means a life’s devotion – and sometimes a life’s sacrifice – with but one thought, one hope and one feeling, that her children will grow up healthy and strong, free from evil habits and able to provide for themselves. Her sole wish is that they may do their part like man and woman, avoid dangers and pitfalls, and when dark hours come, trust in Providence to give them strength, patience and courage to bear up bravely.
"Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when they are old they will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 We worry that they will never understand how we tried to raise them in the best way we could even with mistakes. Sometimes we try to play Holy Spirit and bring conviction to them, but instead we bring condemnation – that is why so many kids are resentful when parents try to force God on them. It’s time to let go and let God. Your child is God’s property. God always goes after the prodigal. Resignation refused.
Anyway, there’s no place to resign. Semper Fidelis, always faithful. "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast?" Isaiah 49:15. A mother’s love goes on an on even when her child is grown and gone. God planted a mother’s love so deep that the roots of it go deep and far into our hearts. There’s no place to resign, quit, or escape. Keep sending love messages even though you feel you’re trying to hug a porcupine! Keep sharing your heart. Keep on planting and watering seeds in your family. Don’t expect much back and you won’t be disappointed.
A loving mother is patient with her children’s immaturity and kind even when they are not. Children need love even when they don’t deserve it. A loving mother bears much of the responsibility for her children; she believes in them; she hopes in each one’s individual ability to stand out as light in a dark world; and she endures every backache and heartache to accomplish that. A loving mother never really dies.
As for home-baked bread it will be consumed and forgotten; a spotless floor will soon gather heel marks and dust. As for children, toys and friends are important to them, but when they grow up it will have been how their mother loved them that will determine how they love others.
"A hundred years from now it will not matter the kind of house you lived in, what your bank account was, or the car you drove, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child." To mothers on this day of honor, we thank you for your courageous love in giving us life… and to those mothers who lovingly give up their children for adoption and those who give the love of their hearts to adopted children, we say to all "Happy Mother’s Day!" We love you and give you our thanks every day of our lives.
Be encouraged Mom, ~ Angela
Even the youth group had enough sense and made the comment to Angela in the downpour, "We would expect this of teenagers," but they didn’t expect to see married couples and families going in to kill their children. How desensitized and cold-hearted our nation has become. How selfish? How can a moral wrong be a constitutional right? Shame on us!
We did a Jericho march around this altar of Baal with a wooden cross leading this procession in the pouring rain, singing and praising the Lord. Gateway Regional Hospital rent-a-cop diverted the march route, telling the marchers they could not step on hospital parking lot in order to complete the circle, so the proclaimers lifted the wooden cross even higher and marched in procession on the city sidewalk right in front of what use to be Granite City Steel which has a heavier trafficked area. God knows best! This way, more drivers stopped and watched the Lord’s army shed light on this evil. What the devil meant for discouragement, God used for GOOD! Unfortunately, there was NO local Baptist churches or representation, No local churches ... PERIOD, and there are over 62 churches in Granite City which houses this dragon.
A skeleton crew was inside butchering these babies at this baby- butchertorium. Even Sally Burgess, who by the way is a professing Baptist, and the deathcamp director of "Days of our Lies" the soap opera serial was being played out. Why, she even had to put on her running shoes to play all the roles at the "clinic" today, as the dime-a dozen actors and actresses normally filling these roles were loading onto buses preparing to march for women’s lies in Washington D.C. with the infamous rusty coat-hangers wrapped around their necks. Oh yeah. Here’s a news flash pro-aborts, read article, "Years ago, at least women KNEW what they were getting with a coat-hanger!". Now they call them "medical procedures" and the tools of choice are suction hoses, huge Soper forceps with dagger-like teeth on the ends, grasping clamps, and sharp scalpel knives. Different method… Same out-come. Dead babies - Dead women. The 2004 "March for Women’s Lies", WMD’s- Women of Mass Deception, the walking wounded. The fact they had a large crowd means nothing. There were big crowds for Hitler in 1935. That didn’t help him in 1945.
We spent Saturday evening with "Tony" who found out his wife went Saturday morning to kill their baby that was the product of an extra-marital affair; he was distraught. Brother John and sister Penny prayed with him at the abortion clinic and then the mother came out of the clinic with the father of the baby. You could tell this young man was hurt, but he still loved his wife even after the fact. Saints prayed with him and gave him Angela’s phone number, which he called. On Saturday night Angela talked with him and counseled him over the phone. On Sunday we got him in touch with a Christian couple that does marriage counseling.
A.W. Tozer- " The Lord cannot fill someone with His presence when it is filled with something else- apathy, self-satisfaction. What is happening in the church is what is failing to happen in the church." This is why the churches in Granite City IL and St. Louis, (over 2400) refuse to stand and fight this battle. You see, they are in denial, when confronted with these atrocities under their nose, they would have to admit yes, there is sin in our house, and then conviction would be upon them, which means they would have to raise their fingers and do something about it. And unfortunately, there is sin in the church, so rather than confront the enemy, they look the other way. Just as in the Nazi holocaust, the Churches sang a little louder to cover up the cries of their brothers and sisters who were being led to the extermination deathcamps. Today they are called abortion mills or clinics.
Acts 26:15-18 Paul asked, " Who are you, Lord?" "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," the Lord replied. "Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of Me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me."
God has a way of taking people who have been rejected by society and raising them up into anointed, responsible men and women in positions of spiritual authority. I tend to prefer those types of people because when they get into power, they’re not nearly as arrogant as those who think they deserve to be there. They’re usually not as self-righteous. They tend to be a little bit warmer and friendlier. They tend to reach out and embrace you because they understand that if it had not been for the Lord, they wouldn’t be who they are and wouldn’t have what they have. When God raises you up, you have compassion for those around you. You look for those whom you can help because at one time, you were one of them. Look at King David (1 Samuel) he was the most down to earth king that Israel had. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. David wasn’t content walking in purple robes and living in palaces; he went to the frontlines. He got down in the trenches especially when he knew someone was in trouble. He overcame a giant named Goliath and we can be overcomers too. Proverbs 31:8-9 & Proverbs 24:11-12 I thank God everyday for this ministry that He considers me worthy to be His representative, to go out into the land.
Be encouraged~ Angela
Cotton Candy Christianity-- most of these Christians go to the First Assembly of Bobbleheads, St. Apathy’s, or the Church of The Living Dead where the zombie spirit fills the air or how about the First Church of Pork. I think it’s pretty obvious how fat our churches have gotten. They’ve turned into commerce ministries. Not all, just most!
Repent – now there’s a word we don’t hear much at church anymore. It might imply that we think the congregation are sinners or something – which by the way, is another word we don’t throw around the sanctuary too often these days. "Sinners" you see, have been focus-grouped and reclassified by church growth marketing specialists as "seekers", so as not to give them the impression that they’re destined for an eternity in hell. "Thou shalt not offend a seeker no matter what it costs him."
No, sinners are not called to repent anymore. In the interest of church growth, they’re simply "invited to connect" – be it with Christ. His church and/or any small group of seekers, or feelers that gather for therapy consensus – none of which is biblical in any contrived combination. "Connecting with Jesus" doesn’t condemn sin but accommodates it – "Connecting" conveniently avoids the sin issue and the need for one to turn from his or her evil ways in obedience to the Word of God. It implies that sin is, for the most part, a non-issue – that if we just "connect" with Jesus He won’t care what we’ve done in the past. In the church growth movement, connecting IS repenting. What’s more, the word "connect" is key to the advancement of what I call ‘Cotton Candy Christianity".
Cotton Candy Christianity is a superficial faith that relies on feelings, emotions and human relationships rather that the Word of God and has so diluted the Gospel and deluded the church, in its perverted quest for cultural relevance and global acceptance, that it now bears almost no resemblance to the early church. Cotton candy is pink, fluffy, inviting, and delicious. When you bite into it, it dissolves into a sugary sweet nothingness. There’s little or no nutrition or food value to it. You just get a pink tongue, rotten teeth, sticky lips, and a brief burst of artificial energy that gives everyone around you the bogus impression that you are a happy and healthy individual without a care in the world. But the fact is: you can starve to death on it, no matter how much you eat. You think sinners (seekers) don’t have a sweet tooth for brotherly love and acceptance? Of course they do! So much so that they’ll gladly accept any invitation to skip the main course at God’s table for a delectable dessert of empty calories and the emotional high that pseudo-salvation offers. But it still ends in spiritual starvation. The only difference is the conned consumer THINKS he’s saved because he feels full. But the only thing he’s full of is the sugary sweet nothingness of self-esteem. "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."- Proverbs 16:25 P. Proctor
Sidebar: Rejection produces compassion God has a way of taking people who have been rejected by society and raising them up into anointed, responsible men and women in positions of spiritual authority. I tend to prefer those types of people because when they get into power, they’re not nearly as arrogant as those who think they deserve to be there. They’re usually not as self-righteous. They tend to be a little bit warmer and friendlier. They tend to reach out and embrace you because they understand that if it had not been for the Lord, they wouldn’t be who they are and wouldn’t have what they have. When God raises you up, you have compassion for those around you. You look for those whom you can help because at one time, you were one of them. Look at King David (1 Samuel) he was the most down to earth king that Israel had. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. David wasn’t content walking in purple robes and living in palaces; he went to the frontlines. He got down in the trenches especially when he knew someone was in trouble. He overcame a giant named Goliath and we can be overcomers too.
The devil has duped the church into a sense of self-satisfaction – even self-righteousness by becoming active in ‘good things’. So active in these ‘good things’ that we don’t have time for the basic responsibilities in life, that being- our God- our family- our country. So preoccupied that we let the schools train our children in everything form creation to contraceptives. We know full well that all of this is being taught not only without God, but opposed to God and Godly teachings. Drugs have been promoted by the educators, not the police. Sex has been promoted by the educators, not the church. Wake up America, look around! Wake up moral leader, where have you been? Wake up Christian, how long are you going to sit back and let the world tell you what is right for you and your family? When you see something wrong- go after the change. Get involved where you’re needed! Our young children will not be "our’ children unless we get active and involved with the world around us. Instead of fighting in our families, we need to start fighting for our families. We must take on Goliath and stop being barbershop revolutionaries. We’ve got to get on these frontlines; we must hold up the blood-stained banner. We’ve got to hold up until we die. We must keep our hands on the Gospel crown, and when we get old and can’t fight anymore we must stand and fight anyhow. That Cotton-candy Christianity has brought on a lot of decay in our nation and God’s not talking about our teeth.
Be encouraged~ Angela
The week started off with a strong rebuke at the Cardinals season opener as President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch the truth about abortion was being exposed to over 49,000 fan goers. Psalm 106:36-38 "They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters…and the land was desecrated by their blood"
By mid-week we had two saves, Courtney and Austin, who drove all the way from Kentucky. Angela asked, "Did you kill your baby?" as she came back out of the abortion mill. She looked up at Angela with a big smile and said "No." Angela went over and talked to the couple and asked them why they would drive all the way from Kentucky. They replied, "We don’t have abortion mills where we live in Kentucky." So they were referred to the Hope abortion Clinic in Illinois. Angela told her of all the resources that Small Victories could help her with. They were impressed. Courtney said, "You would do that for us?" Angela said, "If you guys don’t feel that you can parent this baby you can put this baby up for adoption." She asked if we could help her with this and Angela replied, "Absolutely!"
A Christian woman and her 11mo.old son drove all the way from Benld, IL to stand in the gap for the babies. They propped the "Mommy, I would of loved you" sign up against his little stroller as mothers entered and exited this convenience "chop-shop" including a trio of college girls who came out and hugged each other and high-fived one another as they departed Hope(less), minus their babies. Another save, Carley and her boyfriend, from Missouri, came back out and told Daniel they didn’t go through the abortion, and accepted the resource information and Bibles.
At midnight abortions we had a miraculous save all because a saint listened to the Lord and was obedient. See article "Miracle on 21st street" - subtitled "and there’s No baloney".
On Good Friday as the proclaimers reminded the mothers and fathers and families entering this internment camp to "get rid of their undesirables", that on this day over 2000 years ago, God sent his only Son, out of his great love for us, to be scourged, crucified and hung on a Cross to die for our sins, Isaiah 53: 5-6. What are we willing to do for Him? Approximately forty-four baby girls and boys were crucified this day to the god of Choice. Praise God, Amanda and Kim, Tim and Tammy and another couple from Missouri chose LIFE for their babies!
On Holy Saturday, the battle-fatigued frontline special forces were not only fully engulfed with a spiritual war, but they were fighting the elements. It was cold, and rainy. Five deathscorts were in place. The bisexual couple and the lesbian senior citizens from N.O.S.W. (national organization for "some" women) were leading these innocent babies to their slaughter. A girl from Missouri returned for the 3rd day of her abortion. The remnant felt as though they were on "life support" then, a saint cried out, "Angela, look!"
We couldn’t believe our eyes. Marching up the sidewalk in front of these gates of hell was the Lord’s Army. Pastor James Holloway and what looked like hundreds of his congregation from Solomon’s Temple house of worship showed up to revive the weary foot-soldiers in the trenches. Alleluia! Psalm 94:1-3 "O Lord, the God who avenges, O God who avenges, shine forth. Rise up O Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve. How long will the wicked be jubulant?"
Pastor began by announcing reinforces are here Sister Angela, then he turned to the gates and began giving a charge to the accomplices of the death-merchants. The deathscorts turned a lovely shade of white. It appeared that all the color ran out of their faces, they were in a stupor. They’ve never seen anything like this. The ratio was all wrong! It’s usually the other way. White babies are a minority at this mill. Now devil, the shoe is on the other foot! And another thing, we just found out where the devil ties his goat! Praise God!
The Word went forth, blinds were being lifted to reveal the light into this altar of human sacrifice, their faces pressed up to the windows to figure out the cause of all this quaking and trembling within this house of death, and within 20 minutes the deathscorts were pacing, looking at their watches, and finally couldn’t take it anymore, threw off their yellow vests with the emblazoned monogram "Poor-Choice," bailed out, and ran to their cars.
Then, the death-camp rent-a-cop walked up to Pastor James and told him he couldn’t use his mega-phone. Pastor asked him his name and he refused, until Bro Don obliged, "His name is Nathaniel Lang." Pastor then prayed for him. He then crawled back into his guard cage.
The revival continued and within 1 ½ hours, 3 black babies and one white baby, came out of this deathcamp ALIVE! Their mothers literally walked into the arms of clusters of spirit –filled women who were interceding for the lives of these mothers and their babies. One mother repented. Another young mother to be confessed she used to attend this church but had fallen away. Soon it was time for them to return to their homes, the saints were revived and encouraged.
See what the Lord can do when his children listen and obey. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ. Men and women of God were born for such a time as this. I Kings 4:34 "Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom."
Abortion mills exist because the Church allows them to exist. If one church can bring this abortion mill to its knees imagine how much more damage control could be done if more churches would stand, God always shows up. God’s Word never comes back void. Proverbs 10:6 "Blessings crown the head of the righteous but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked."
Be encouraged~ Angela
This past week those standing in the gap, envisioned mothers stacked like a can of Pringles waiting in line to sign the death-warrants out on their pre-born children and continued to pile in this reefer madhouse."Stackin them deep, Killing them cheap" at the abort-arama read the marquee outside this chop shop in "Take-it-for Granted City, IL.
We had an abortion client screaming, "We need more social services and then I won't kill my baby," as she parked her brand new extended dodge pickup truck. The glare from the brand-new shiny truck blinded us...Abortion is not a social problem, we don't need more social services. It's a moral problem, we need the Church to rise up and call it what it is: SIN! We also confronted a Grandma as she brought 4 grandchildren inside this abortion mill and she said, "If you can tell me if God is a god or goddess, I’ll listen to you." Unfortunately she came back out with only three of her grandchildren. Proclaimers comforted a little toddler whose mother was inside killing her sibling (2 day procedure) while the male companion slept in his car and the little girl walked into Angela arms to be soothed. Babies dead or alive as Planned Parenthood employees packed multiple baby carriers into their personal cars. Is it a baby? I guess it depends on wanted or unwanted...
Diagnosis: Cancer Prognosis: ?Treatment: Symptomatic
That’s the problem we face today in America. Abortion is a cancer that is destroying this country and we are treating it with bandages and aspirins. When Ronald Regan was President a few bills were passed into law restricting taxpayer money from going to abortion and laws were passed to restrict abortions in the military. When Bill Clinton took office, the first thing he did was to rescind these laws and he and his wife began to distribute the wealth of America to Planned Parenthood and to countries that promoted abortion. America is faced with many moral problems.
There are laws being passed that will restrict praying in public, public showing of God’s law, and bills that, if passed, could restrict our freedoms of public assembly, public protest, and our public worship of God. So then, why is abortion so all-fire important when there are so many other things going wrong? Abortion is not only the killing of God’s children, it is in reality a human sacrifice to the devil and his demons. The devil derives power from the innocent blood of the children. It is a direct pipeline to fuel his army of demons that invade this nation.
I often quote Jer. 19:4-5 "for they have forsaken Me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned sacrifices in it to gods that neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal- something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter My mind."
The name of this evil cancer is the spirit of Jezebel. Abortion, homosexuality, pornography, and all other sexual sins are demons in her army. Jezebel is a principality in the army of the devil. The other evils under this general would be called powers. In America, it is this principality that has engulfed this nation. In other countries we have other principalities that control those nations. Rev. 2:20 Jesus says, "I have this against you. You tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess by her teaching she misleads My servants into sexual immorality." The Church today has tolerated the spirit of Jezebel to the point where we have become useless to Almighty God.
Without the pastors leading out, their congregations will not take it upon themselves to fight either. Most churches are overrun with the Jezebel, or in modern language the feminist spirit and with its companion spirit, the Ahab or weak willed self- indulging Man spirit. Bill and Hillary Clinton were modern examples of these spirits and what they do to a nation.
Can these sprits be defeated? Yes! God has given us a way out, but the church refuses to accept the responsibility to defeat these satanic powers.
God has given each of us spiritual authority over the demons and even over the forces of nature. But we never use them. We have been lulled into a state of apathy and sin. The blood of the unborn children has placed a curse on this land and we do not know how to break it. Each day, the blood of God’s children flows out of the death camps and pours down the streets of America, stopping at the church doors, pleading for their lives and the lives of the unborn children that are about to die that day. And the churches are so full of blood that they can’t see the answer.
We as Christians have lost our faith in God. We have lost our vision of what God would have us do. We have put God in a box, and restricted His power to the four walls of a church or a building. God has commanded us to go into the streets and to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons. We only receive a very small portion of what God wants us to have in a spiritual power.
"We must take back our streets, and then our cities, and when we take control of our cities we then can gain control of our state and then we will rescue America from the clutches of Jezebel and her legions of demons. ~Pastor Ed Martin.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:21 "A man will betray his brother and have him put to death. Fathers will betray their own children and will turn against their parents and have them put to death."
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and promoter of abortion. Margaret Sanger- Father of modern society, founder and hero of Planned Parenthood. Why does Planned Parenthood want to plan your family? Birth control- more children from the fit, less from the unfit." Birth control- to create a race of thoroughbreds." Margaret Sanger. What is behind Planned Parenthood’s passion to control births? "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the negro population." "No woman or man shall have the right to become a parent without a permit for parenthood." Margaret Sanger
The vision continues- "We are not going to be an organization promoting chastity or celibacy." Faye Wattleton former Planned Parenthood Pres.
Its Claims and The Truth- Planned Parenthood claims that sex education is a necessary and effective means of preventing teen pregnancies. The truth is, its sex education program increased teen pregnancies. After two decades of unrestricted sex education beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school, Planned Parenthood’s education content has resulted in a 90% increase in teen pregnancies and a 230% increase in teen abortion.
Planned Parenthood claims that its efforts to provide abortions services has removed the specter of dangerous back alley abortion. The truth is, the specter is darker and more ominous than ever. Many of the abortionists who ran the back alley operations have moved uptown to ply their grisly trade for Planned Parenthood. The back alley abortionist has become legitimized. The Centers for Disease Control recently conducted a study of maternal deaths and discovered that abortion is now the sixth most common cause of maternal deaths. Abortion is never safe, even when legal.
Planned Parenthood clinics perform between 130,000 and 134,000 abortions each year in the U. S. Planned Parenthood believes it can educate children about sexuality better than the children’s parents. Now it wants permanent access to school children through sex clinics euphemistically called, "health clinics." Planned Parenthood’s annual budget is $443 Million, of which it receives about $158 MILLION in grants from the government. That is from your tax dollars! Planned Parenthood’s sale of birth control pills provides $ 65 to 70 MILLION in profits each year to the organization.
Planned Parenthood’s attitude toward parents is illustrated in the following passage from the book Changing Bodies, Changing Lives, which is recommended and distributed by Planned Parenthood. "If your parents or other adults who play a parental role in your life have talked to you about sex, their voice may be saying, "You’re too young to be in the back seat with a girl!" If you feel your parents are over-protective, their message may not be helpful. If they seem to fear your sexuality, or if they don’t want you to be sexual at all until some distant time, you may feel you have to tune out their voice entirely." Planned Parenthood wants to parent your children. A more malevolent parent would not be found. God has given parents the responsibility to raise His children. We must go forth.
Be encouraged, ~ Angela