4th of July, Independence day, Veterans, military, America, USA
Active shootings,deaths,many killed,OH,TX,CA
Blessing, Bible blessings, blessings,biblical blessing,bless you
Casualties, millitary, soldiers, veterans
Christ, Jesus, born again, Christ in us, new birth, hope of glory
Christmas, Veterans, peace, peace on earth, good will
compassion,prayer,pray for living,Jacksonville FL,rage,shooting
D Day,June6,1944,war in europe,invasion of France
December 7,Pearl Harbor Day, Dec7tn
Father, fathers day, veterans, veteran fathers, prayer, prayers
God,steps,take a step,God will,God will take two
Grace, justice, veteran, veterans, New year, 2015
Lost, lostness, found, saved
Love,God so Loved,unfeignd,Valentines day,unfeignd Love
Marine; veterans; veteran; chaplaincy; bible study;
Memorial Day, Veteran, Veterans, personal, memorials
New; Grand; opening; veterans; homeless; treatment
POW/MIA, pow/mia fag, pow/mia day, pow/mia week, recognition
Prayer, America, Pray for America, Veterans, military, Holy Spirit,
Prayer,Veterans,National day of Prayer
Reconciliation, forgiveness, Jesus saves
Shooting,stabbings,mall shootings,mass shootings
shootings in CA TX OH
Thanksgiving, thanks, veterans giving thanks
veteran, Offense, war, change,spiritual conflict
Veteran, veterans day, military, Psalms, psalm 91, scripture
Veterans, Christmas, prayer, healing, veteran, help
Veterans, Prayer, thanks, giving, thanksgiving, Faith
world view, new years, trials, believe, belief
Thinking of POW/MIA Week and POW/MIA Day recognition brought to my mind some of my past veterans activities as
chaplain to military veterans.
I recall a veterans recognition
activity I attend in Colorado Springs CO. where we lived in the
later 1990's. I would have attended normally but upon arrival I was
recognized as the chaplain serving at the state level for the
Disabled American Veterans and was invited to set in the front row.
As I recall I was seated next to an ordinary gentleman in jeans and
open collar shirt, he politely introduced himself as “Newt” and
ask about me, my chaplains vest and the DAV cap.
Exo 20:4“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
5.Youshall not bow down to them or worship them;
I am afraid that society has never considered that denying "God" is a form of "hate."
I douhgt the "shooters" had ever heard that from any preacher or from any Christian friends or neighbors.
IDOLATRY can take many forms.
Pastor Timothy Keller wrote: "the idols that drive us are complex, multi layered and largely hidden from us.
“I am the LORD your God,". . .
“You shall have no other gods before me."
A society that has not heard these words or heard yet not heeded is a society poorer in spirit.
We preachers, I am afraid, will be judged at the great white throne Rev.20:11-15. We all have been given the Word that is Salvation for our eternal soul.
God intended the Gospel for those with black hearts and evil in their minds. Along with us sinners saved by Grace.
Ok, get buckled in, hold on to your hats.
Many, ye most won't want to hear this.
Have you ever heard someone say "this will hurt me, more than you"?
The Church has to be accountable to society for the shape it's in !
I fully expect there will be some that will say, take me off the devotion list.
MORE SHOOTING !
aghast ! ! !
deepest feeling about these shooters is they are COWERDS !
I am a
combat veteran. These COWARDS are “wannabees”, they seldom have
any idea what our real veterans have done to protect the United
States of America and the Constitution of the Constitutional Republic
and our citizens.
reminded of an old song (I was around when it was first released) It
express's the heaviness of my heart and soul.
have all the flowers gone,
have all the flowers gone,
Pray for America
The Apostle Paul:
*He cited the call to pray for leaders from 1 Timothy 2:
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (v. 1–4)
When Paul urged making intersession “for rulers and those in authority” (v.
The "bad guy"
"bad guy" isn't the other guy
enemy isn't the "rich guy" or the minority that "looks
different" or "lives different"! It is not the left or
right! Our enemies aren't the protestant or Catholic or even the
shootings like the most recant night cub shutting, evil raises it's
or “his” ugly head. I to try to make sense of all of it, the
truth is we can't make sense of “evil”!
an effort to make sense of it some blame God, in the case of the
shootings others blame “guns” (If there wasn't any guns, there
couldn't be killings by guns) Sadly before guns were invented mankind
found even more heinous way to maim and kill one another.
will take Two
you will take one step, God will take Two
St. Luke 19 we see Zacchaeus just out of curiosity climbed a tree to
see this man Jesus of Nazareth some call Christ , the Messiah or
Savior. Let me point out the Scripture tells us that Zacchaeus was
short (Vrs.3) so it took him some effort to get through the crowd and
then some struggle to climb the tree. Jesus passing by looked up and
said “I must stay at your house” knowing that Zacchaeus was only
curios yet put out much effort Jesus made Himself part of his life.
do the heathen rage”
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel
together, against the Lord, and against his anointed . . . Psalm 2
King James Version (KJV)
shooting during a gaming event at a popular shopping center in
Jacksonville, Fla., killed two people and wounded several others
before the gunman killed himself, investigators confirmed.
people were transported to hospitals with injuries, including nine
with gunshot wounds.