Update: Bahrain, Mice, Racism, and more

Bahrain is a very small Island/ Country just west of Qatar.

Work. It’s Monday, not a lot going on as far as work. I have a small job on Wednesday; I just have to paint three doors, Tarrytown green. Fun.

Mice. Following up on my latest article about my mouse problem: I haven’t seen any mice for a few days. But I am convinced that I did have one or two mice—and I was not hallucinating. My evidence, besides seeing them, was finding a few black, small droppings under the stove, in back of the juicer, and on the bathroom floor in the corner. Gross! I am more motivated now to clean and make sure I have nothing laying around where they can nest. I would be mortified if I found a nest with baby mice in it. And I asked around to all the other apartments in my building, and no one has seen any mice. Why is it just me?

Bahrain. Just too days ago, Bahrain came on board with UAE. Now we have two nations at peace with Israel, which confirms my previous article on the fact that bible prophecy is now happening; and so, the Ezekiel Invasion (Ezek. 38, 39) is coming soon—which also means that the Rapture is coming soon. It is so exciting to see these things falling into place.

My church looking at racism. I tend not to want to talk about or hear anyone talk about racism. I think that is mainly in our past. And for the most part I think it was dealt with back in the 60’s. But our pastor has chosen to tackle it. Well, so far, I think he is doing a great job. His main motivation is evangelism in our community, which has a mixed race. So, we figure that our church should really have a mixed race of people. And, for the most part, we do.

His text was from Revelation 7:9: “After these things I looked, and behold a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…”

So, he got from that verse that in heaven there will be a mixed race of people: all nations, tribes, and languages. It is a beautiful picture. We should not see heaven as a blend of the races, say all brown people. No. It will be multi-colored. Very colorful! And we will love and accept each other as we are. So, the main message is that we need to humble ourselves, face up to, and talk about where we are concerning how we feel about each other—people of other races. Sin wants to hide; but redemption demands honesty, humility and transparency.

But we also need to be careful and wise. Riots are not the way to deal with anything. Anger will not solve anything. And we know now that there are anarchists that want to take advantage of any hurtful situation in order to destroy our country. We don’t need another civil war. We need prayer and revival, and we need law and order to go along with it.

My reading. I just started reading Live Free Or Die, by Sean Hannity. Good grief. I had no idea that the book would be so deep. I mean, it is like a text book with tons of research. It’s a book I could definitely read more than once. There is so much in it. It is not that hard to read, just so much in it. Oh well, I will just read it slow, a little at a time. It is good. A lot of good information about our great country.

Slavery: How does God View Slavery?

When I read in the bible about how God deals with slavery and polygamy, and other sins, I have to stop and think. I sometimes wonder why He hasn’t spent more time condemning those things. It almost seems like He has just gone along with it—tolerated it. From the beginning of time it seems that slavery has occurred, and all through the Old Testament most men have had more than one wife. And divorce was also rampant. It wasn’t until Jesus came along in the New Testament that polygamy and divorce were dealt with. But even in the New Testament slavery was still an issue—still something that seemed to be excepted as normal (Eph. 6:5-9; Philemon).

Well, I don’t know what to say, except that from the beginning God gave man free will—the freedom to do as he wished. And God rarely intervened, except in the flood, and also when He directed Israel to wipe out the evil nations (by Joshua’s leadership).

But it is interesting how God has worked within the evil world system to bring testing on His people in order to discipline us. And we are commanded to live in this world without complaining so that we may appear as shinning light in the world (Phil. 2:14-15), and be a pleasure to God.

In regard to slavery, it has seemed that God hasn’t said much about it, except how masters ought to treat slaves and how slaves ought to please their masters (Eph. 6:5-9). So, even after Christ, slavery seemed to be excepted, but something that should be regulated or made acceptable —more like a boss and an employee.

But that certainly wasn’t how it has been—all the way into the 60’s in our country (USA). And it has taken a long time to change it. Even now there is still so much tension between whites and blacks. And what’s going on now with this Black Lives Matter movement is not helping. It seems to be just stirring up more bitterness.

I sometimes wonder why God didn’t put a stop to slavery from the start. Surely, He saw what would happen and the racism. But, like I said, that’s not how God chose to work. He gave us free will; and He also gave us the ability to ask for His help. We should do that. We should be constantly praying and asking Him to help us with our tendency toward racism. Instead of all the riots and the terrible BLM speeches (with awful language), made to stir people up to do horrible things, Christians should meet together to pray, and then be obedient in however He directs.

America At A Turning Point

The Washington Monument.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial.
A memorial for our servicemen who fought in North Korea.

I have never been that much of a reader of history. Growing up I was one of those who was asking the question, “Why do we need to study history?”  Though I do see the value of it now, I still wonder why most history writers have to make it so boring. Most history text books I think ought to be piled up and burned! It’s just too much for a kid to digest. But I do think there are better ways to learn history. For instance, I have all the books by Bill O’Reilly on Lincoln, and Reagan and Kennedy and Patton and more. They are so good, because he makes it into a story. And his book, Killing England is all about the history of America; and ten of the chapters were during the year 1776, America’s independence. I should go back and read those chapters. Also, if you are not much of a reader, you can usually go to your city park and find some statues of great leaders. There is history in a more visual form. But how long will they be there. Many of our statue are being turn down. What a shame. That form of history may soon be lost.

Unlike so many other countries, America stands alone in greatness. It is great because we have a great constitution, which was designed by great men, men who had a vision for freedom and justice and godliness. And this country is great also because of our people who have fought and died for the freedom and justice we believe in.

It seems that we are now at a turning point. Since it seems that so many in our country are disbelieving and rejecting the greatness of our history, we who believe in it must make a decision. Should we stand by and just observe what is happening or should we do something? And what can we do?

Many suggest that those disbelievers (mainly the leader), have been that way for a long time. In fact, they are Marxist and Socialists and Communists. And they are not only liberals but far leftists. And they have the backing of the Democrat Party and also the media. And, believe it, many of them want to rewrite our constitution.

Who are these people? You see them plainly. First, it was the antifa group. Now it is also the organization called “Black Lives Matter.” Yes, that group is a socialist (or Communist) group. You can see it plainly on their web site and in the beliefs of their founders. Check it out. And they are growing in popularity in our country, not because of who they really are, but because of their name. But most of America is being fooled. Black Lives Matters doesn’t care about black lives—about black people. They only care about power. They only care about their socialist agenda, which is to remake America into a socialist country—and to do that they intend to destroy America and start over. And just as has been done before with African Americans, that organization Black Lives Matter is savagely using them to get what they want. They are not helping to free black people; they are using them, and in the process are re-enslaving them. How sad. Yes, they are stirring them up into thinking that all white people, and especially white cops, are racists and even white supremacists, and that we are all victims of systemic racism. And now they have the agenda to de-fund the police departments. I hope and pray that many black people will wake up and see what is happening. 

What can we do? Well, I’m not sure of all the things we can do. Each one must do what he can—what he is gifted at. Some, like me, should write articles and even books. Some can serve in some capacity in the government. Many can speak to those who will listen. And the righteous must pray. In the end only God will be able to keep America together, and free, and just. God bless you in your efforts!