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HELL IN A HANDBASKET

You know the old saying, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket.”  Well it is not far from the truth! Just try to look at the internet and read the news on your computer, there are pictures of women half naked or in their bras and panties running up and down the screen.  You have stories like stars going bowling in their bras, an elderly actress with a filthy mouth getting “The people’s choice award.”  Honoring lesbians and giving them their own television shows.  We have a democratic candidate (Transgender) running for Chairman of the Democratic Party.  Our children being taught Islam in school, but can’t mention the name of Jesus or speak about God, (you know the creator of the earth we live on and these people refuse to speak His name!)  We can’t have a Nativity or a Cross displayed.

There is a verse in the bible, yes, (I said bible) it says, “When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.” (Proverbs 28:28) That is the way things are now.  On the other hand, I think we can learn from this whole proverb.  So let’s get started.

1 The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

What do the guilty usually do?  They run and hide even though they haven’t even been caught yet for their crime.  Their guilt eats them up inside.  The righteous stand up and do not deny their heavenly Father!  Many of them have died for it.

2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

The ruler who is wise will maintain order through righteous ways.  People respect a leader that is wise and seeks the Creator for direction.  That is why it is said of Solomon that he was the wisest man to ever live, because he asked God for wisdom to lead the people.

3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

Excuse me folks, but a leader that says, I’m going to help the poor have insurance and then penalizes them for not having it is wacked out of his mind!

4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.

Look at our culture.  The people who mock God’s rules and make their own are those who are forsaking instruction.  They praise all the wickedness they can.  The ones who heed God’s instruction will resist the wicked. (Read Romans the whole 1st chapter for deeper clarity.)

5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

People who practice evil cannot understand what is right.  The bible tells us in I Corinthians 2:14“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”  The person who seeks The Lord knows what is right and they understand and obey it.

6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.

Think about it what usually happens to the rich and famous?  They begin to think they can do and say whatever they want.  They can cheat, lie and steal because they have money.  Their lives and relationships are destroyed and many of them commit suicide.

7 A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

This is a very intriguing and interesting verse.  What does heeding instruction have to do with gluttons?  Gluttons are those whose appetite satiates them.  They love food, talk about food and stare at it when they are eating like it is a god, but gluttons are not just about food they are gluttons for many things.  It is really called lust!  They crave money, sex, anything in excess.

I can hear a father telling his son to be wise and not follow after many women, or don’t spend all your money on food, alcohol, frivolous living.  Then the son goes out and joins a companion of gluttons and foolish people.

8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Do not take interest from the poor or profit from them.  The scripture says, “The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

Well this one is self explanatory.  Don’t hear Gods instructions and your prayers will be detestable to Him.

10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path, will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

Do not lead others into evil.  If you do you will fall into your own pit.  The one who is blameless and doesn’t lead others to evil will receive a good inheritance.  Would you leave your inheritance to a person that throws away money and gambles away everything?  No, you would leave it to the one who is responsible and has a proven track record of investing and taking care of their property.

11 The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

The rich are proud and think they amassed their own riches.  They misuse their riches for ill gotten gain.  The poor see the folly of the use of money the rich have.

12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

Great joy and praise come from the righteous being in power, but when the wicked step in to power the people go into hiding.  The people won’t speak out.  Does this sound like our day?

13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

You will not prosper living in sin, but if you confess and turn away from them, you will receive mercy from the Father.  The bible also tells us to be sure our sin WILL eventually find us out.  So what makes you think you can get away from it?  God cannot honor sin.  He had to come here and die for it.

14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.

If you harden your heart you will find trouble, but if you fear God and tremble at what he would do to you for the gross sins we commit you will find blessing.  The bible tells us to fear the one who has the power to throw us into hell, and who do you think that is?  It is God ONLY that has that power.

15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

A lion and a bear are frightening creatures that can rip a person apart.  So if the person finds themselves facing one of these creatures they better have a gun or sword.  A wicked ruler can do the same kind of danger.  Beware of them!

16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.

This is pretty self explanatory.  It is an oppressive misuse of power, and an unlawful taking of money from a government official.  If you have disdain or hate for taking others money for ill gotten gain you will enjoy a long reign.

17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back.

Wow, sounds like we shouldn’t hold back a murderer from going to the grave.  Torment is an awful thing.  It continues and has no end.  The grave may seem welcomed.  Confession will ease torment, but it will not always keep you from the consequences of your sin.

18 The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.

A person may think they can escape from their sin, but just because you haven’t been found out yet there will come a day when you WILL be found out.  That pit is waiting for the perverse.  When you are blameless the Lord WILL be your defender.  If He is your advocate then the word says, “Jesus is our advocate and ever intercedes for us.”  This is how you are kept safe.

19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

If a farmer plowed half of the ground and didn’t plant the seed what would happen to the garden?  Yes, nothing would grow.  You have to work the land by plowing, planting seed and then watering to produce a harvest.  The person who sets back and says maybe I can get my neighbor to do the rest for me is barking up the wrong tree and will most likely lose their crops.

20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

When scripture speaks of prosperity it doesn’t mean we amass great wealth for ourselves.  God’s purpose in prosperity is that we make a difference and help others as well as ourselves.  If you are stingy and selfish then chances are you may lose it all including your family and maybe even your own life.

21 To show partiality is not good—yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

Have you ever met someone who would say whatever you wanted to hear in order to get on your good side?  That is the person that would do wrong for a piece of bread.  Of course we know it is wrong to show partiality, yet how often is this done?

22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

Simply said, Poverty awaits those who will not be generous to others.

23 Whoever rebukes a person, will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

This goes back again to the one who will say whatever to get on your good side.  That’s the flattering tongue.  If you give someone a kind rebuke you will gain favor, because that person will have learned a valuable lesson.

24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong, “is partner to one who destroys.

Here is yet another clear proverb.  If you rob you father or mother and you say it is not wrong.  You are considered a destroyer.  Whoa to you.

25 The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

Conflict awaits those who are greedy.  Being greedy will not help you to prosper.  When you give, you set yourself up to be rewarded and prosperity will be at your door.

26 Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

Wisdom comes from the Lord and you will be kept safe.  Now if you trust in yourself certainly you are considered to be a fool.

27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

This is plain and simple no need to explain.  We arrive back at verse 28.  All this is teaching us to keep our focus on things that are good, lovely, just, and of good report.  We can change Hell in a hand basket.  Are you ready?

By Terry Board

© Burnett Publishing 2015

AMERICAN PEOPLE GOT TIRED

Yes, you guessed it.  This past election told all.  The American People are tired of the deception and lies, coming from this present administration.  Now Let us hope that the Republican Party shows us we did the right thing!  It gets so tiresome day after day watching our country being handed over to a Muslim nation.  We are inviting millions of people into our overcrowded country.  Why don’t we teach these people to fish for themselves instead of giving them fish?  Bringing people into our country, who have deadly diseases, hello I think something is majorly wrong with this picture.

We want gas to drive our cars, and continue to give money to Muslims, when we have enough fuel in this country that we can cut them off at the knees and be done with terrorism!  If we cut off their money supply they can’t terrorize us anymore, because they will not have the funds to do it. Hello, Am I the only person who wants to stamp out terror?

Let us stop killing millions of unborn babies, applauding gays and lesbians!  Let us get back to a decent generation of Americans who live rightly and care about our heritage!  Revamp the tax system and give us a break so people can make it.  I’d personally like to see a four day work week for everyone so people can have a life!

Can we put murderers in jail and stop corruption or are we going to continue to shut our eyes to it?  We also need a President in office that LOVES this country!  We are sending our reporters and Ambassadors in harm’s way and then ignoring their cries for help, while our leaders are having fund raising parties and playing golf every waking moment!  God help us!  We are leaving God out of the equation.  This country was founded on men who wanted the freedom to worship God as they wanted to.  The mother nation was telling people who and how to worship.  This is why we left and formed this country. Now it is coming down to us being told how, when and where we can worship by our leaders.  NO NO NO this should not be!

Yes we got tired and it is time we take our country back!

By Terry Board

© Burnett Publishing 2014

 

MEMORIAL DAY

This may sound like a strange way to talk about Memorial Day, but in the biblical days there were men known as eunuchs. These were men or even boys whose testes that were non-functioning or that had literally been removed by a process called castration. These men were set in king’s palaces to guard the king’s harem. This was so the king could feel relaxed that they would have no relations with their harem. I am sure they were remembered for their heroism. Soldier’s today are remembered for their selfless duties. They gave up for the freedom or the life of someone else. In Isaiah 56:4-5 “For thus says the Lord, “To the eunuch who keeps my Sabbaths, and choose what pleases me, and hold fast My covenant, To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, and a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.” They’re many other verses that speak of God having memorials to His people.

While preparing to write this I looked at some definitions of  Memorial: Something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event.   Commemoration is: a service, celebration, etc., in memory of some person or event.

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. General John Logan officially proclaimed it on 5 May 1868, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village in the land,” he proclaimed. Is date Decoration Day. Gen. Robert E. Lee and various Washington officials, including Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies at their Arlington mansion. When the speeches were over children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in active duty while defending our rights to Freedom, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Yes, it is a celebration of the things mentioned above, but let us not forget that it was a VERY high price to pay so that we could celebrate and be free.

Freedom

1. The condition of being free of restraints.

2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.

4. Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition

5. The capacity to exercise choice; free will:

This is what they have fought for. Thank a soldier everyday not just Memorial Day.

By Terry Board

© Burnett Publishing 2014

 

 

 

OUR PRESENT LEADER: WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Looking at the present day gun control and health care control it is not a foreign concept, but Hitler to began his dictatorship the same way.  He even went a step further and that was to take away all books and burn them so people could not find out about anything.

Here are some excerpts from articles I pulled off the internet concerning Hitler.  I will include links at the bottom for those who want to read more.

The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to “…persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit.” Under the new law:

Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. Writes Prof. Bernard Harcourt of the University of Chicago, “The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition.”[4]
The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.[5]
The age at which persons could own guns was lowered from 20 to 18.[5]
The firearms carry permit was valid for three years instead of one year.[5]
Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing or dealing of firearms and ammunition.[6]

Under both the 1928 and 1938 acts, gun manufacturers and dealers were required to maintain records with information about who purchased guns and the guns’ serial numbers. These records were to be delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.

On November 11, 1938, the Minister of the Interior, Wilhelm Frick, passed Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons. This regulation effectively deprived all Jews of the right to possess firearms or other weapons.[7]

Source:   Wikipedia
Prof. Bernard Harcourt of the University of Chicago PDF file
www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/67-ha…

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.” —Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler’s

Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens. Introduced and with a new preface by H. R. Trevor-Roper. The original German papers were known as Bormann-Vermerke.

 From Berlin on January 6th the German official radio broadcast–“The German military commander for Belgium and Northern France announced yesterday that the population would be given a last opportunity to surrender firearms without penalty up to January 20th and after that date anyone found in possession of arms would be executed.”

So the Nazi invaders set a deadline similar to that announced months ago in Czecho-Slovakia, in Poland, in Norway, in Romania, in Yugo-Slavia, in Greece.

How often have we read the familiar dispatches “Gestapo agents accompanied by Nazi troopers swooped down on shops and homes and confiscated all privately-owned firearms!”

What an aid and comfort to the invaders and to their Fifth Column cohorts have been the convenient registration lists of privately owned firearms–lists readily available for the copying or stealing at the Town Hall in most European cities.

What a constant worry and danger to the Hun and his Quislings have been the privately owned firearms in the homes of those few citizens who have “neglected” to register their guns!16

By  Stephen P Halbrook

 

The German social insurance and health care system began in the 1880s under Bismarck. Ironically, it was part of Bismarck’s “anti-socialist” legislation, adopted under the theory that a little socialism would prevent the rise of a more virulent socialism.

Nazi medicine was implemented by a political-medical complex—on the basis of political health care—a scientific and social philosophy imposed by a totalitarian regime. It should never happen again, but could it ever happen again?

In the United States the medical profession operates in a mixed (not a national socialist) economy which does not yet have the institutionalized mechanisms of control and regulation of Weimar Germany and in a democratic political system which thankfully does not have the political ideology of the Third Reich. But the “banality of evil” described by Hannah Arendt in the Third Reich may stem largely from a government bureaucracy in which 90 percent of the people think 90 percent of the time about process—not purpose. Does the modern bureaucratization of medicine hold any real risk for a possible return with new health reforms and new medical technologies—to some of the horrors of National Socialist medicine? Removal of personal responsibility (“I was only following orders”), personal authority, and personal choice in a bureaucratized system may leave less and less room for individual ethics in the conduct of medical science and practice.

Read more: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/national-health-care-medicine-in-germany-1918-1945#ixzz2pXRP1YzP

Just from these excerpts you can see that there are similarities.  Please pay attention to these things happening.  Stand up and don’t allow these things to happen to us!

http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/national-health-care-medicine-in-germany-1918-1945#axzz2pXQZb5wy

http://constitutionalistnc.tripod.com/hitler-leftist/id14.html

Below are some links to read:

1. New York Times, Nov. 9, 1938, 24.

2. Gerald Schawb, The Day the Holocaust Began (New York: Praeger, 1990), 22.

3. New York Times, Nov. 11, 1938, 1, 4.

4. The Holocaust, Vol. 3, The Crystal Night Pogrom, John Mendelsohn, ed. (New York: Garland, 1982), 183-84.

5. Die Deutsche Wochenschau, No. 506, 15 May 1940, UfA, Ton-Woche.

6. Major H. von Dach, Total Resistance (Boulder: Paladin Press, 1965), 169. Earlier published as Dach, Der Totale Widerstand (Biel: SUOV, 2nd ed., 1958).

7. New York Times, July 2, 1940, 20.

8. New York Times, Jan. 4, 1941, 7.

9. 87 CONG.REC., 77th Cong., 1st Sess., 6778 (Aug. 5, 1941).

10. Id. at 7102 (Aug. 13, 1941).

11. Property Requisition Act, P.L. 274, 77th Cong., 1st Sess., Ch. 445, 55 Stat., pt. 1, 742 (Oct. 16, 1941). See. Halbrook, “Congress Interprets the Second Amendment,” 62 Tennessee Law Review 597, 618-31 (Spring 1995).

12. Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York: Homes and Meir, 1985), 341, 318, 297.

13. Yitzhak Arad et al. eds., The Einsatzgruppen Reports (New York: Holocaust Library, 1989), ii.

14. Id. at 233, 306, 257-58, 352-53, 368.

15. Reichsgesetzblatt, I, 759 (4 Dec. 1941).

16. “The Nazi Deadline,” American Rifleman, February 1942, at 7.

17. American Rifleman, Nov. 1940.

18. E.g., Report of the Adjutant General for 1945, at 23-24 (Richmond, Va., 1946); U.S. Home Defense Forces Study 58-59 (Office of Ass’t Sec. of Defense 1981).

19. See Rotem (Kazik), Simha, Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994), 118-19; David I. Caplan, “Weapons Control Laws: Gateways to Victim Oppression and Genocide,” in To Be a Victim: Encounters with Crime and Injustice, eds. Diane Sank and David I. Caplan (New York: Plenum Press, 1991), 310.

By Terry Board

(c) Burnett Publishing

 

 

 

 

 


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