Friday, March 20, 2009

Undercover videos from a London Mosque

These videos are extremely well done and easy to listen to while doing something else if you don't have time to just sit and watch. There are 3 parts, each fascinating, and very informative. There are about 1300 mosques in USA now. Visitors aren't allowed so no one really knows how many of them are spouting radical Islam. What we see happening in Britain is just around the corner for USA. We're already seeing the stealth jihad at work trying to bring various elements of Sharia law into effect. Let's get educated on this issue and prepare ourselves to fight off this attack. All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
Their website will caution you about "Mature Content" so make sure you are 18 years old. It is not dangerous or vile in the normal way we think of those words.
Undercover Mosque The Return Parts 1 through 3

The original documentary can be watched here:  Dispatches: Undercover Mosque

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lan Astalem




The above phrase in Arabic is “lan astalem.” It means “I will not surrender/I will not submit.”

I found it on Michelle Malkin's website. Her post on September 11, 2006 contains some great reading about standing up to radical Islam.
9-11 Pledge: I Will Not Submit

Friday, February 20, 2009

My eyes are running out on stems

I've been reading a lot lately on radical Islam and bible prophecy. Halfway through Walid Shoebat's "Why I Left Jihad. The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam." He is an ex-Muslim terrorist and born again follower of Jesus Christ. What makes his perspective so rich is his extensive understanding of all the people groups and history which make up what we in the West term "the Middle East." I have always been perplexed at that geography and ethnicity. So much of our Bible is unclear to us Westerners because we don't grasp the history, nor the current blood lines and terrority lines of each people group. Shoebat shares his personal history but adds to it massive interpretation of Bible scripture and end time prophecy. I'm beginning to understand things about current events and grasp where we're headed in the future. The news headlines are making sense finally. A particular revelation about the beheadings of believers mentioned in the tribulation days could point to the standard method of killing the "infidels" by the radical Islamist when carrying out jihad. No other group uses beheading as their standard. It is what they are known for. My eyes may be strained, but they are open. Wide open.
Walid Shoebat Website

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What can we do in tough times?

I just finished studying through a great list of Bible passages describing how great icons of our Christian and Jewish faith dealt with their individual "hard times." Quite inspiring. A second section contained encouraging verses which describe how I should react to suffering of various types and how to keep going amidst trials. With the passing of each day, I am more convinced we Christians will not "fly away" but will endure most of the end time Tribulation. We'll be saved from the Wrath of God at the very end.

The bible study is found at www.annegrahamlotz.com It is titled "What Can the Righteous Do? and is found in the Resources section under Personal Bible Studies. The download is free. Take some time to read how great men of the faith not only survived, but flourished under trials and seemingly impossible odds. Nothing is impossible with our God.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This music makes me feel good

I came across a great guitarist/bassist from the Cary, NC area. Don't know much about him other than his name is Robby. Take a listen to his song "Carlos' Tribute."  Why hasn't he been discovered?


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bet you never heard of Orianthi, but you will


She is one of the newest sensations of the six string. She performed with Carrie Underwood at the Grammy's on February 9, 2009 and has jammed onstage with Carlos Santana.  I own her Violet Journey CD, in which she plays all the instruments. Amazing talent.

Great radio music site


Must reading


I am almost finished reading an astonishing insightful look into Arab/Eqyptian Islamic culture, "Now They Call Me Infidel" by Nonie Darwish. She explains the mind of the Muslim which we westerners simply don't understand and can't fathom. Please read this book; get it from your local library, amazon or your favorite book seller. This book cover image was taken from Amazon.com. I am so thankful to be an American, but I wonder how long our ideals of human rights, democracy and freedom will survive.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Uprising in my soul; inspirations from Erwin McManus

I just finished reading Uprising, A revolution of the soul, by Erwin McManus. Here are some notes from it, mostly direct quotes.

When you make God your primary passion, He transforms all the passions of your heart.
When God is not a part of our lives, we act as if WE are God; this explains why those who live life without God attempt to bring everything under their control.
While we strive to fill ourselves and remain empty, Jesus emptied Himself and lived fully.
Humility, Gratitude and Faithfulness = Critical triad
God in all of His power and knowledge and wonder, is more humble than any of us, is virtually beyond comprehension. The humility of God is His most overlooked and underappreciated virtue. He calls us to humbleness to reflect His divinity. This journey is violently counterintuitive.
Religion works and restrains our actions from the outside in, God always works from the inside out. What you see is what you get and who you seek to become. Everything in all of nature proves God’s integrity and because it’s all related, proves He’s relational.
When we are defined by integrity, we respond with moral courage. When we walk in righteousness, love what is right, when we live lives of integrity, we have nothing to fear at all. Courage is what integrity looks like when facing force of darkness and evil.
Integrity: Heart of God is joined in the heart of man.
When you fear God, you fear nothing else.
Integrity will not stand by and watch the wicked oppress the weak.
When we lack integrity, we use power to control.
When we lead with integrity, we use power to bless.
When you lust for power, you are its slave. When you live for others, you are a powerful servant of God. Pursue integrity, not power.
Be strong (fasten yourself) and courageous. Be strong and very courageous. Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go.
If Joshua absorbed through meditation the truth of God, he would be able to trust his intuition to fulfill God’s purpose. If he allowed himself to be shaped by God’s voice, then he would resonate with the voice of God when he spoke. If he would live to know God, he would know how God wanted him to live.
You cannot live this quest of honor without courage. If you respond to God’s call, it will require great things of you. You will be tested to the very core of your being. God will not save you from the fire, but in fact, throw you into it.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self.
Greed is a corrosive and endless wanting. And is one of the surest ways to corrupt your soul.
The opposite of greed is not poverty, but generosity.
You overcome selfishness with servant hood, and greed with generosity.
Gratitude nurtures wholeness, overwhelms us with love, moves us to generosity.
Lack of gratitude fosters perpetual brokenness. Gratitude is the healing ointment for brokenness.
Forgiveness unlocks gratitude and gratitude unleashes love.
Brokenness is often perpetuated by bitterness, which many times is justified. Bitterness always feels justified. It destroys every relationship.
Gratitude and forgiveness are inseparable, so are ungratefulness and bitterness.
Lack gratitude?= pessimism>cynicism>bitterness>depression>hopelessness>despair
Gratitude fuels optimism and inspires hope. When your heart is full of gratitude, life paints itself in far brighter and more vivid colors.
Only 1 of 10 healed lepers said Thank You.
When we are broken, we become an emotional black hole. No matter how much is poured into us, its light is absorbed and never finds its way back out.
We were created to bask in the unending and unconditional love of God. All that our souls long for can be satisfied in Christ.
Our wholeness is defined not by our ability to experience love but to exercise love.
Wholeness: one definition could be 51 %. Giving more than you take in every situation.
The depth and profound nature of love can only be known in the context of personal sacrifice for others.
The agenda of the generous is always to make a contribution; to give more than they consume.
Sweat the small stuff= faithfulness + trustworthy + perseverance = wisdom
God trusts us with His resources and then holds us accountable for what we do with them.
In the smallest of things, the deepest aspect of our character is shaped and developed.
Every wise person is marked by scars of perseverance.
John the Baptist doubt’s came as a result of Jesus’ inactivity on his behalf. He had to rely on the character of God. He is the God who calls you to the greatest level of sacrifice. Faith doesn’t always get you out of a crisis.
Faith is a confidence in God that results in faithfulness, which gives us power to persevere; we find wisdom and understanding on how to survive.
Faithfulness keeps your character from going bad. Perseverance is the ability to stand and thrive under pressure and the necessary link to wisdom.
Endurance encompasses a life that follows what God has asked even when it appears that there is no advantage in maintaining your course. Endurance holds onto the good.
It should not surprise us that great suffering can accompany a life entirely given to God.
We rejoice in our suffering knowing our pain is not without meaning. We persevere in the confidence that we are being transformed. Perseverance produces character, and character, hope, which is the ultimate gift.
When God tests our faith, the evil one attempts to destroy our faith.
Trials and temptations are not the punishment of God; they are the process of God.
Those who live enlightened lives have demonstrated a unique ability to learn from everyone and everything around them. A disciple is a lifelong learner. You can grow old and die a fool.
Wisdom is seeing how the dots are connected, it becomes the ability to see choice as cause, consequence and benefit as effect. The opposite is seeing our circumstances isolated from our actions, in which we abdicate personal responsibility. We want freedom to make our own choices, but expect God to make sure we don’t have to live with the consequences of them. God is not the Divine Pooper Scooper.
When we fear God, we fear nothing else. When the fear of God is absent from our lives, we become slaves to lesser fears. Your fears define the boundaries of your lives.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Scarier than any horror movie I've seen: Islam; what the West needs to know

ISLAM:What the West Needs to Know
This movie was worth the 1:38 minutes. I DARE you to watch it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I just finished reading a remarkably insightful book by Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point ministries titled "What in the World is Going On?". He outlines and explains 10 prophetic clues we cannot afford to ignore. It's time we wake up and smell the coffee brewing. The naysayers need to pull their head out of the sand.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Star of Bethlehem

A scholarly approach to understanding the signs in the heavens during the birth of Jesus Christ and how those  same signs may unlock our understanding of His return.