2016 in Review

It has been a very interesting year to look back upon, moreso for my family. We went from living (as best we could) in a home we had been renting for a couple years in Rochester, NY; to having to move from there down to Hornell, NY; which quickly saw us homeless and battling government agencies. Now we are forced in a residence that we cannot afford the rent alone without the government assistance we didn’t want in the first place. The place is okay, but we prefer not to have to rely on welfare that can close/deny our case on a whim.

In the political spectrum it appears the US is finally going to get back on track to what the founding fathers’ intended, yet there are many oppossed to that affect as they have the opinion to do so.

My biggest concern is what I have been seeing as a trend for many years now. That is, Christians’ in name only and not being very Christ-like. In the 33years that I have been redeemed, I have came across many ministers/pastors of Christian-based theology and have seen my share of both good and bad. Unfortunately, the last decade or so has been more of those that seem self-serving and less Christ-serving. I know that nobody is perfect and will be the first to admit to having ‘beams’ within my own eyes at times. I also try to be the least judgmental about others until I have witnessed the behaviour myself(in-spite of others telling me about a persons character aforehand). All We can do is try to approach them in Love and Prayer. I can say from experience that sometimes many will take that Christianly concern and dismiss you as someone whom doesn’t have the knowledge ‘they have’. Yet, if they are truly Men/Women of God’s calling to shepherd a flock they will heed the concerns.

I know I seem to run afoul of what may seem like a cohesive post and I apologize, but if I do not speak and say something I might as well be condoning the false prophets and dens of thieves that occur within the ‘Christian’ church. Why do I care? Simply put, I know God is real and so is Jesus(Yeshuah) the Christ. When Jesus called His disciples to follow Him, He called fishermen, tax-collectors, Doctors (to name a few). Most of the ‘Theologians’ of the time were trying to always catch Him in some loop-hole for personal gain. We are to come to Him as children, trusting and obeying, not as ‘theologians/scholars’ trying to find some loop-hole to excuse ‘our’ sin. How many children simply ‘believe’ in the existence of “Santa Claus” this Christmas? Santa Claus is based on a real person in History that is deceased, yet Christ rose from the dead as there were multiple witnesses to that account that told the same account of what transpired. The story of Saint Nick has many extreme variations.

If you are still reading this, I thank you: In closing I will say this. There are too many in the ‘church’ that pray for revival for the wrong reasons(i.e. to increase church membership to raise church funds to pay for the parsonage/pastors’ salary). When the ‘true’ revival hits it will be such a spiritual movement that ‘false doctrine’ will be put back in it’s place and Satan is fearful of this, which is why he fights so hard to prevent it from happening. If you were faced with the decision to deny Christ and live with a tax or DIE gruesomely for your Faith, what choice would you make for you and your family? “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”

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Liberty and Freedom, no more?

There are those that have been following my posts/updates to my families situation on social media as I make updates, so this all may not be new news for some, but for others and maybe a further reach. Maybe I can get your mind thinking.

Seeing as how I was born a little over 40 years ago, I grew up with memories starting close to around 1980.  I remember a few things here and there and my family might have been described as lower-middle class. There were certain freedoms that as a child we sometimes wish we can go back to, such as not having to worry about finances or work or housing. These were all taken care of by our “Parents”.  As an adult these worries are manifested daily.

Back to present though and the topic of this posting. We all seem to take our Liberties and Freedom’s here in the USA for granted. Freedom to move about is supposed to be guaranteed within the constitution, but what if someone for nefarious reasons were to use the love of a family member to coerce you into government servitude and restrict your movements to try and offer your family a more prosperous future with aspirations towards being debt-free, only to force you into a place that you would not be able to afford without ‘their’ assistance? Would you willingly comply?

This is factually the reality that my family faces. As a Veteran I served to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic and now I am Forced to have my Constitutionally guaranteed rights violated. The worst part of it is, that as a Christian I reached out to what were supposed to be my ‘brothers and sisters’ in Christ and instead of offering hope, faith, kindness and charity; they suggested/implied that this was the only option for my family to survive.

If and agency is supposed to help you attain ‘self-sufficiency’, how can you obtain it if they lord their rules over your head and force you to rent a place sight unseen that not including the utilities you cannot afford the rent with current income?

I know this is a bit of a rant, but this is a reality and as we near a very important election, this could be a reality for more and more people depending on the outcome of whom we place in political office. The church gave away Charity to the Government, thereby giving away Love, Hope, Faith and Grace; these things are intertwined if you believe in the Holy Bible and the words of Jesus Christ.

I could go on more in detail, but will leave that out for now as there are many that deny not only the biblical truths, but the physical truths as well. I will say this, my hope and faith remains in knowing the fact that Christ will return; and on this current path, Revelations will be revealed soon.