Please Pray For Me

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Hello, friends and family. God bless you all. I had a concerning doctor appointment yesterday, so I am reaching out for prayer.

The main reason I went to the doctor was due to a painful cyst on the back of my upper right thigh. The doctor examined it and he will be removing it on Monday. He also put me on an antibiotic. Please pray the surgery goes well, and the Lord protects and heals me. It was the first time visiting this doctor because we have new insurance, so he did a complete physical wellness check on me, including an EKG to check my heart. The EKG showed an anomaly in my heart that concerned the doctor, and my heart rate was also below 60.

The doctor asked if anything had happened recently where I had any pain in my chest because the EKG showed something serious had happened. Some of you may remember the event I had back in March where I thought I suffered a heart attack. I told him about that day and how I had a gripping pain in my heart like someone was squeezing it, and how my left arm had gone numb. I let him know I didn’t call for help or go to the hospital, but it lasted for several hours, then went away. He said I should have gotten help because I most likely had a heart attack.

Based on the EKG and what I told him, he set up appointments for me to have blood work done, and have an echocardiogram and stress test to examine my heart. On top of everything else I have suffered over the last almost 10 years with Celiac, and my recent gallbladder surgery in April, this is all a bit shocking and discouraging. I don’t know what happened to my heart, but it’s not looking good.

Please pray prayers of healing, strength, and peace for me. Please pray for my wife and kids too. My daughter asked me last night, “Daddy, you’re not going to die, are you?” I reassured her that God is in control and He is with us. I told her the Lord determines when we take our last breath, and I don’t think I’m going anytime soon.

I have been dealing with fatigue since the gallbladder surgery. I thought it was just from nutrient deficiencies due to Celiac, but maybe it’s my heart too. I don’t know, but whatever the doctor saw on the EKG was enough for him to know I had suffered something with my heart, and he wants to find out what is wrong.

I have been through so much pain and suffering since I was diagnosed with Celiac on 1-6-2012. I am very tired from it all. Please pray the Lord lifts me up and restores me to good health. I just want to be here for my wife and kids. I’m only 43. I hope it’s not my time yet. If it’s the Lord’s will to take me home when I’m young, then so be it, but I pray He heals me and blesses our family with many more years together.

Jesus has brought me this far, and He has been with me through every step of this fiery trial of suffering. I trust Him and love Him, and I know He will never leave me. May His will be done in all things.

To all my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for praying for me and my family. May we always make the most of each day and be found pleasing the Lord.

Grace and peace to you all.

25 Years Walking With Jesus

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Today is October 11th, 2021. 25 years ago, at the age of 18 in 1996, I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I actually don’t remember the exact date, but I know it was a Friday in October, and I’m pretty sure it was the second Friday that month, which was the 11th. It was the day my life changed forever when God took a confused and hurting teenager, and turned me into a Gospel preaching man of God. God has been so good and faithful to me, and I give Him all the glory and praise as I celebrate my salvation anniversary!

When the Lord called me and drew me near, I was utterly lost in the darkness of drugs and alcohol. I loved to party, and I hated God and Christians. Thinking back to who I was, and how God still loved me and wanted to save me reminds me of a famous verse in Romans.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

I am so grateful for God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness! The depth and power of His love is truly great and beyond comprehension! Nothing in my entire life compares to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus! Thank You, Lord!

1996 was my freshman year in college. I had just come from a terrifying ordeal that lasted 4 years all through high school, and I desperately needed the Lord. Many of you have read my book and you know my testimony. For those who don’t, those 4 years were horrific. My family was not saved at that time. In the middle of my 8th grade year we moved to Illinois, and we ended up living in a house that was possessed by a demon. It was an extremely dark time for us, and it almost ruined our lives. You can read all about it in my book, “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life.” I have also written about it here on my blog. Check out my post:

“Remember that time when…”

I have indeed had a very strange supernatural life. Even now, I don’t fully understand why, but for whatever reason God decided to use the spiritual realm to save my soul and strengthen my faith. Two years after accepting Jesus, the supernatural events continued when I had two miraculous encounters with angels in the summer of 1998. Then in 2012 I suffered anaphylactic shock, which caused me to stop breathing and die for a short time. I left my body in the Spirit, I was with Jesus for a moment in perfect peace, then He put me back in my body in the powerful wind of the Holy Spirit. The last 25 years have been truly amazing to say the least!

One thing I have learned without a doubt is that nothing is impossible for God. He can do anything at anytime, and He will do more than all you can ask or imagine! Jesus Christ is Lord, and He is alive! He is still the Resurrection and the Life, and He still performs miracles on earth! I give You praise, Lord!

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” -John 11:25-26

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21

“For nothing is impossible with God.” -Luke 1:37

If you would like to know more about the day I stopped breathing and came back to life, check out my post:

My Lazarus Moment

I don’t know why all these amazing things have happened to me (and I stopped asking why a long time ago), but I do know God wants to use it for His glory to help people come to Jesus. People need hope, especially now in these dark times we are living in. I am here to tell you there is still hope! A great hope and joy that overcomes this dark world! God loves you and He wants to save your soul! He loves us so much that He gave us His Son to die for our sins, so we could be forgiven and spend eternity in Heaven! That my friends is the greatest hope of all!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -Jesus speaking in John 3:16

Another thing I have learned in my 25 year walk with Jesus is that everything in the Bible is true. The angels, the demons, the miracles, Jesus dying for us and raising to life, all of it! It’s all true! God’s Holy Word is His love letter to us, and every word in it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is living and active among us, and reading His Word will change your life in the best way possible!

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” -Hebrews 4:12-13

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” -Jesus praying in John 17:17

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” -2 Peter 1:20-21

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” -2 Timothy 3:16-17

“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:31-32

God’s Word will lead you to the salvation of your soul and set you free! We all need forgiveness for our sins. Nobody is perfect. The Bible says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The great news of the Gospel is that God freely offers salvation to us by His grace through faith in Jesus. Eternal life in Heaven is the greatest gift God offers all of us. Do not make the grave mistake of rejecting that precious gift! Come to Jesus today and receive His beautiful mercy, grace, forgiveness, and love. He will accept you as His own and save your soul!

“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” -Romans 3:21-24

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” -Romans 10:9-13

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

Most of all, I have learned that Jesus is loving and faithful, and we can trust Him 100% to fulfill all His promises. I have not always been faithful to the Lord over the last 25 years, but He has been absolutely faithful to me. Where I have failed, He has corrected me, forgiven me, and picked me up again. He has never left me or forsaken me, and He never will. Jesus is pure love and devotion, and you will never know a greater love or faithfulness.

If you do not know Jesus, I pray the Lord opens your mind and heart to the truth, draws you close to Him, and saves your soul. God truly loves you more than you can imagine, and He does not want you to perish. He created you to know Him, be loved by Him, and spend eternity in Heaven. Come to Jesus this very moment, and He will fill you with His peace and love by the power of the Holy Spirit, and give you eternal life!

“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” -John 7:37-38

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6

Always remember, Jesus loves you and He will save your soul!

Grace and peace to you all!

The Condemnation Attack

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Some of you may have noticed that I have not been writing as consistently as I once did. It has been very difficult for me to write over the last several months due to physical and spiritual battles I have been going through. On top of dealing with pain from chronic illness, there has also been a great deal of suffering from homesickness, feelings of hopelessness, and horrible condemnation attacks from the enemy. The evil one loves to constantly accuse those who belong to Jesus, and remind us of times we have sinned or fallen away from the Lord. The attacks of condemnation are brutal, and many times are accompanied by dark thoughts of shame, guilt, and even suicide. It can leave a believer in Jesus feeling like a complete failure, and feeling isolated, alone, and abandoned, but we must remember who we are in Jesus. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” -Romans 8:1-2

It is not easy talking about our struggles, but I write this in hopes that it will help other believers who are suffering the same attacks. None of us have followed the Lord perfectly since the day we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. Even the Apostle Paul was very open and real about his struggles and encouraged us to “press on toward the goal.” None of us are perfect, and of course we should never abuse the grace of the Lord or use our freedom as a cover up for sin, but the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us even if we slip. It is the evil one who tries to make us feel condemned and abandoned. Those types of thoughts are not from the Lord.

“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” -Romans 6:15

“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” -Galatians 5:13

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:12-14

If we fall into sin at some point during our walk with Jesus, there will be discipline and correction (and that can be painful), but the Lord promises to never leave us. He will finish the work He started in us, and He will fulfill His purpose for us. He will treat us with love in His discipline, and restore us in His wonderful grace, mercy, and forgiveness. He will never condemn or abandon us!

“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” -Hebrews 12:4-11

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 1:3-6

“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;

your love, O LORD, endures forever–

do not abandon the works of your hands.” -Palm 138:8

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5

We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus, and Jesus promised us that once we belong to Him nothing can snatch us out of His hand. Nothing can separate us from His love, we are sealed in the Holy Spirit, and He will never leave us! Through faith in Jesus, God does not treat us as our sins deserve. He forgives our sins, removes our sins from us, and remembers them no more! Just like the paralytic in Matthew, we can always and forever take heart that our sins are forgiven!

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,

O LORD, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness;

therefore you are feared.” -Psalm 130:3-4

“The LORD is compassionate and gracious,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse,

nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve

or repay us according to our

iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above

the earth,

so great is his love for those who fear

him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our

transgressions from us.” -Psalm 103:8-12

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” -Hebrews 8:12

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” -1 John 2:1-2

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.” -Ephesians 1:13-14

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” -Jesus speaking in John 10:27-30

“Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” -Matthew 9:1-2

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39

Amen! Thank You, Lord Jesus! Thank You so much for loving us, dying for us, and saving our souls! Thank You for Your discipline, and thank You for Your unending mercy, grace, and forgiveness! Thank You for never leaving us nor forsaking us! The condemnation attack is nothing compared to You, Lord! When those attacks come, help us remember Your Holy Word and Your promises! Help us draw the Sword of the Spirit, and cut the lies of the enemy down! All blessing, praise, honor, and glory be to You, Lord! In Your Holy Name, Lord Jesus, amen!

Always remember the Lord’s great mercy, grace, love, and forgiveness. Shame, guilt, and condemnation are attacks of the enemy. The sins we committed before we knew the Lord are painful, but it is the sins we fell into after knowing the Lord that the enemy uses against us the most. The condemnation attack is meant to make us feel separated from the Lord, forsaken, and abandoned, but those lies will never be able to stand up to the Truth of God’s Holy Word or His promises to those of us who believe in Jesus. If you have fallen, repent and run back to Jesus. He has never left you, and He never will. He is waiting for you with open arms to restore and heal you just like the father of the prodigal son.

“I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ So he got up and went to his father.

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” -Luke 15:18-20

“I have swept away your offenses like a

cloud,

your sins like the morning mist.

Return to me,

for I have redeemed you.” -Isaiah 44:22

If you believe in Jesus, you will never be condemned! Remember His great love for you! Remember, and be at peace in the Lord! If you don’t know Jesus, today is the day of salvation. Come to Jesus this very moment, and your sins will be forgiven and your soul will be saved!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -Jesus speaking in John 3:16

Grace and peace to you all!

The Gospel Is Not Complicated

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I’d like to ask you a question. Do you want to go to Heaven? Most people would answer yes, and I hope you do too. The answer to how do we get to Heaven is only found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Gospel is not complicated. Jesus is the only One who died to forgive our sins, Jesus is the only Way to Heaven, and it is only through faith in Jesus that we can be saved and go to Heaven.

Most of my posts are at least a thousand words or more. This post will be short because I want you to focus on the simple truth of the Gospel, which teaches us that we must believe in Jesus to be saved. Saved from what, you might ask? Saved from eternal separation from God in the lake of fire. When we believe in Jesus, our sins are forgiven and we are given eternal life in Heaven.

As Jesus taught us:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6

How do you put your faith in Jesus? Here is how the Apostle Paul answered that crucial question:

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” -Romans 10:9-13

Amen! That is the simple, powerful, and eternal truth of the Gospel. Believe in Jesus this very moment, and you will be saved!

I could write so much more, but as I said the Gospel is not complicated. We must come to Jesus by faith, and it is only through faith in Jesus that we are allowed into Heaven. If you would like to learn more about Jesus, the forgiveness of sins, and salvation, please check out the posts below:

Worth A Thousand Words

Jesus Died For The Sins Of The Whole World

If You Were To Die Today

May the Lord bless you, draw you to Himself, open your mind and heart to the truth, and save your soul.

Grace and peace to you all!

Truth In A Time Of Fear & Lies

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Hello, friends and family, and God bless you all. I hope this post finds you well. Yes, I am still blogging. In fact, August 10th was my 3 year blogging anniversary. I have just been taking a break since my last post on July 4th. I’ve been spending time with my family, and doing a lot of reading regarding the current state of the world we find ourselves in. We are living through a dangerous time of fear and lies. A time where truth is being persecuted and silenced, and good is called evil, and evil is called good. Those in power are trying to dominate us with fear and lies. We must not let the truth fall in the street. To that end, I would like to share two inspiring and refreshing articles that I read recently that boldly proclaim the truth over the lie that the government has the authority to control our lives and mandate vaccines. They do not, and I will not let them control me or my family with their fear and lies.

The first article is titled “There Is No American Monarchy” by Abraham Hamilton III. Mr. Hamilton is the General Counsel for American Family Association, and host of the daily radio program “The Hamilton Corner” on American Family Radio. He writes a compelling and sharply intelligent piece proving why Biden’s recent vaccine mandate is completely illegal and unconstitutional. I agree 100% with Mr. Hamilton. America is not a monarchy. We are a Constitutional Republic, and we have no king. The only King I bow to is Jesus Christ. Please read his article below:

“There Is No American Monarchy” by Abraham Hamilton III. Published September 14, 2021. https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2021/09/there-is-no-american-monarchy/

“On September 8, 2021, Politico published an article titled “The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates.” In it, the author works feverishly to project the argument that the 1905 United States Supreme Court decision against Lutheran minister Henning Jacobson and in favor of the state of Massachusetts’ compulsory vaccination mandate (concerning smallpox) provides the legal footing necessary to uphold…wait for it…a U.S. governmental COVID-19 injection mandate. Then, almost on cue, on September 9, 2021, the J. Robinette B. Administration announced “Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates for 100 million Americans.” Gasp! How was Politico so prescient? They just so happened to release their article on vaccine mandates the day before Mr. Biden announced an injection mandate. They weren’t trying to lay the social groundwork for the White House’s executive action, were they? 

We do not yet have the formal publication of the executive action. However, according to reports (including the AP News story cited above), the federal action mandates “that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly.” This will affect about 80 million Americans. And, 

“The roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated.” 

The mandate also requires “vaccination for executive branch employees and contractors who do business with the federal government—with no option to test out.” This includes several million more workers. Finally, 

“The requirement for large companies to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing for employees will be enacted through a forthcoming rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that carries penalties of $14,000 per violation.” 

In the midst of all of this, AP News reported, 

“Biden’s order for executive branch workers and contractors includes exceptions for workers seeking religious or medical exemptions from vaccination, according to press secretary Jen Psaki” (in the link cited above). 

Yet, in addition to this newly announced intrusion upon the private employment sector, separately, 

“[T]he Department of Health and Human Services will require vaccinations in Head Start Programs, as well as schools run by the Department of Defense and Bureau of Indian Education, affecting about 300,000 employees.” 

Having said all of that, every ounce of this proposed executive action is illegal and unconstitutional. The United States of America is a constitutional republic with representative democratic features. Our Constitution separates power within the federal government. In our federal executive branch, we have a president. Not a king! In our republican form of government, as expressed in Article IV, Section 4 of our U.S. Constitution, we enjoy the benefit of separate sovereignty. The bulk of emergency power in our nation rests in state government. Not in the U.S. executive branch. A president’s role and powers are different than those charged with state governance. Article 2 of our U.S. Constitution sets the parameter, the limits, for executive power. Nowhere in it will you find any authority whatsoever for the J. Robinette B. Administration to compel private companies to force their staffs to inject their bodies with anything or to test them. Period. 

Interestingly, when you read the Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905) opinion Politico cited, you find that the opinion doesn’t support the unconstitutional authoritarian overreach proposed by the White House. In Jacobson, the Court ruled that it is within the police power of a State to enact a compulsory vaccination law. And it is for the legislature, and not for the courts, to determine in the first instance whether vaccination is or is not the best mode for the prevention of smallpox and the protection of the public health. “The State” in Jacobson was the state of Massachusetts. “The legislature” was the Massachusetts state legislature. The federal executive branch has no legal authority to do this. The opinion Politico tried to pass off as legal authority for a national injection mandate is clearly distinguishable from and cuts directly against what the Biden administration is trying to force on the American people. 

More specifically, they seek to shove it into our bodies without our consent. OSHA has no more authority to do this than did the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an eviction moratorium. This is why the U.S. Supreme Court struck that down too. Which, Mr. Biden knew but sought to expand anyway, even after the Court rebuked him. That should give you an indication of his respect, or lack thereof, for the rule of law. 

We should also mention Mr. Biden’s injection mandate does not comport with the science presented in the Jacobson case. The Jacobson Court observed that the vaccination against smallpox at issue in 1905 was promulgated to “prevent the spread of smallpox.” (Jacobson p. 31). Many well-intentioned people may hope that currently available injections help “slow the spread” of SARS-CoV-2. But, no one today, at least not anymore, attempts to credibly assert that the various injections prevent infection with or the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. I recently had Dr. Christina Parks on my radio program to discuss this very thing. You can find that program here

She earned her Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. She did her graduate research in the field of cytokine signaling. Cytokines are the chemicals the immune system uses to communicate. During the interview, Dr. Parks referred to a study that indicated that all of the proposed injections were designed for the initial strand of SARS-CoV-2, which for all practical purposes, is no longer present. They were not designed for the Delta Variant (or any other variants). Recent studies, indicate that people who’ve developed natural immunity due to having had COVID-19 previously (the disease produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) who also receive the injection may be susceptible to greater health risk. The combined effect of natural immunity plus the injection may be far worse than COVID-19 itself. Dr. Parks testified about this before the Michigan state legislature.

The reality that the injections do not prevent infection or transmission of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be reflected in recent activity by the CDC. On August 23, 2021, Pfizer received FDA approval for its Biontech injection. On September 1, 2021, the CDC changed its definition for vaccination. It now defines vaccination as “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.” Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky pointed out that the CDC previously defined vaccination as “Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease” up until 2015. From 2015 to September 1, 2021, the CDC defined vaccination as “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. The CDC’s vaccination definition evolved from “prevention” to “immunity,” and now to mere “protection.” The CDC seems to have confirmed what Dr. Parks told me (and a few of my “Corner” friends) and tacitly admitted that the injections do not prevent infection or transmission. 

The national injection mandate seems to also be anti-science. Studies, like this one from Israel, specifically compared the potency and durability of natural immunity to purported injection immunity. The authors wrote that their study demonstrated “natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant” than does the two-dose Pfizer injection (the only one with FDA approval to date). In light of this fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci (“The boy from Brooklyn”) was specifically asked during a recent CNN appearance why Americans with natural immunity would need injections. His response: I don’t have “a really firm answer” on that. Seriously? This from the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? If this is so, is science driving the J. Robinette B. Administration to implement a national injection mandate, or is something else dictating this decision? 

Whatever the answer, this national mandate is a no-go. It is unconstitutional. It’s not supported jurisprudentially. And, it does not follow the available science. The United States of America is a constitutional republic. We are not a monarchy and we will not abide a dictatorship. The current administration seems to require a reminder of that fact. This abuse of executive power may be just the thing to provoke that reminder.”

Amen, Mr. Hamilton! May we all stand up for the truth and remind the President and his administration that we are a free people, and we will not put up with dictators or abuses of power. Nobody has the right to tell us what to put in our bodies, and the government has no authority to threaten our lives and jobs with an illegitimate, illegal, and unconstitutional vaccine mandate. Biden’s so called “mandate” is nothing more than a suggestion and a bunch of hot air from a delusional power-hungry politician.

I don’t care how many times the President threatens us with his phony mandates, I will not ever submit to taking that dangerous covid vaccine. Thousands of people have been injured and killed by the vaccine, and it doesn’t even prevent the infection or stop the spread of covid! Just look at all the vaccinated people who were still infected with covid. It’s ridiculous and insane! This is not about health or public safety. This is and always has been about power and control. If you can’t see that by now, it’s time to wake up and smell the tyranny. They are using the virus to destroy our freedom and dominate our lives, and they wield fear and lies to take more and more power every day. At this point, they are just seeing what they can get away with. They don’t have the authority to force vaccines or take our jobs or label us “the problem” to kick us out of society, and they know it.

To that point, I would like to share the second excellent article I read. It is titled “What Does A Parallel Society Look Like?” by Andrew Torba. Mr. Torba is the CEO of Gab, and he is also a passionate believer in Jesus who speaks the truth boldly. Please read his article below:

“What Does A Parallel Society Look Like?” by Andrew Torba. Published September 12, 2021. https://news.gab.com/2021/09/12/what-does-a-parallel-society-look-like/

“Many of the people who received either one or two shots are beginning to wake up. They were told by the “experts” that they just needed to get the shot and things would get back to normal. Things are far from normal, and now they are being told that they will likely need to get multiple booster shots and even a pill to treat Covid-19.

Thankfully, many of them are starting to take a stand and fight back.

On September 10th it was reported that a New York hospital is going to pause baby deliveries after a “spate of resignations” by maternity unit workers who refused to inject an experimental substance into their bodies.

Over the weekend I received a direct message from a NASA engineer who informed me that “almost all the engineers here have all banded together and are forcing NASA admin to fire them (both vaccinated and unvaccinated alike). NASA is on a hiring freeze, so firing all these folks would essentially kill the Artemis mission.”

Many people believed they were “fully vaccinated” after two shots. They trusted the system. They believed things would get “back to normal.” They took the shots, often reluctantly, with these things in mind and they are quickly finding out that they’ve been lied to.

Now they are preparing to be labeled “unvaccinated” again if they refuse to get yet another shot. Look on the bright side: Moderna’s shares jumped 5% on news that they revealed a new single shot booster.

Meanwhile tens of millions of Americans face being fired, kicked out of school, removed from our Military, refused medical care, and more for having faith in the immune system God gave them to overcome a virus with a 99%+ survival rate for the overwhelming majority of the population.

This all comes after Pseudo-President Joe Biden declared war on 80 million (or likely way more) Americans who refused to participate in the biggest lab rat experiment in human history.

I’ve been writing about concepts like the need for a parallel economy, a parallel internet, and a parallel society throughout all of 2021. But what does that actually look like?

We are about to find out.

If you’ve already been vaccinated you can join those of us who have not been by refusing to get any of these booster shots. At some point enough of us need to say enough is enough. The way this is going to work is even if you’ve received two shots already they are going to group you in with us “unvaccinated” people because without the booster you will no longer be “fully vaccinated.” So you might as well unite with the rest of us and start building something new.

All of the best, most talented, and smartest people are critical thinkers. They are builders. Doers. They are quickly leaving the existing system. What will be left is low quality talent. The “yes” men people who will shut up, do what they are told, and get their 15th booster shot to keep their job. My heart goes out to these people, but you all know exactly the type I’m talking about.

The existing system will begin to collapse under a sea of “vaccinated” talent shortages, incompetence, and woke political nonsense.

Hospitals won’t (and already can’t) find much needed nursing talent. NASA missions will be aborted. Schools won’t be able to find teachers. Businesses who are already having trouble filling open positions will be forced to compete with businesses who don’t pry into your healthcare privacy.

The society of obedient regime sheep will chug along for a while, but inevitably it will succumb under the weight of market forces from a growing new parallel society.

Companies without mandates will perform better and get all of the best talent. Doctors will start private practices. Families will begin to homeschool their children. Blue states and major cities will see a mass exodus unlike anything in American history.

All we have to do is say no and start building a new society for ourselves. We need to take control of our own destiny here and do what needs to be done to protect our families and preserve our values and indeed our own humanity.

I believe that God has a plan, as He always does, for what is unfolding on a global scale today. Now more than ever we must keep the faith and do as Christians have always done: survive and thrive. Do you think it was “easy” for the Pilgrims to set out for a new land and start building from scratch? Of course not, but they did it and ended up building the greatest country in the history of the world. Do you think it was “easy” for first century Christians to spread the Gospel? Of course not, but today billions of Christians know that Christ is on the throne because of their work and sacrifice.

In a lot of ways we are the modern Pilgrims of our time, seeking religious freedom and sovereignty to escape the rule of a tyrannical elite who hate us. Their blood runs in our veins, the spirit of their plight is in our hearts, and most importantly their God is our God.

We can and must do this. Force their hand. Band together with other like minded people at your school and work to say: no, we will not comply. Then start your pilgrimage to a new parallel society where Jesus is King, family values matter, and freedom rings.

To God Be The Glory,

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
Only Jesus Saves”

Amen and praise God! God most definitely has a plan, Jesus is King, and He is on the throne! These tyrants in power are not God, and they will be reminded of that someday very soon. We are already seeing millions of people stand up to their threats by rejecting the vaccine and speaking the truth. Hundreds of thousands have fled blue states in search of freedom in conservative states like here in Florida, and many more will follow. The liberal tyrants in power will not stop their lust for power. They will continue to move the goal posts and demand we all submit to their illegal mandates until they have total control over every part of our lives. I agree 100% with Mr. Torba. We must stand firm in Jesus, and not comply with their attempt to turn our country into a dictatorship.

He said it well that we must protect our families, and preserve our values and humanity. This is not just some political battle. This is a war between good and evil. The tyrants in power want to silence the truth, and take our freedom and sovereignty. They sit up in their high and lofty positions pretending they have the authority to dictate illegal mandates that trample our Constitution and rights. They are dead wrong, and we must not let them control us with their fear and lies if we are to keep our freedom.

There is only One King over our country and this world, and His Name is Jesus, not Joe! Jesus Christ is Lord! May His Name be glorified forever, and may those who believe in Him stand firm in the truth!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -Jesus speaking in John 3:16

Grace and peace to you all!

Happy Independence Day

Photo by Ryan, Venice Beach Fireworks show

To all my friends and family here in the United States, Happy Independence Day! I am publishing this late because we just got back from enjoying the best fireworks show I’ve ever seen. I waited to write a post, so I could add pictures and video from the show. They launched the fireworks from the jetty near Venice Beach, and we were standing right next to the launch site. We had a front row view, and we could feel the explosions in our chests. It was a beautiful and powerful display of Patriotic love for our country and we had a great time.

Our country is 245 years old today, and Americans all across America are celebrating freedom with joy in our hearts. As a nation, we are not perfect and we have many sins we need to repent from. We are also divided on many issues, and we desperately need God’s love and healing to flow through us all. Despite our problems, we as believers are called to love our neighbor. This whole country is our neighbor, and I love this country with all my heart.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -Matthew 22:37-40

May we never give up on loving each other and praying for our country. You cannot love your neighbor if you hate your country. We can hate the sinful direction many in our country are pushing for, but that is not the direction everyone wants. Always love our country and never give up praying that the Lord will lead many more to repentance. Never give up praying for righteousness and healing to spread through our land.

This is still a country full of God’s mercy and blessings, and He still loves us. We are still a free people, and we must fight the good fight to remain free and honor all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Never give up standing up for righteousness, truth, and holiness. Never give up standing strong in God’s Holy Word. Nothing is impossible for God, and He can and will unleash great blessings on our nation as we seek Him and turn from sin.

As I watched the awesome fireworks show tonight, my heart swelled with love for my country, and I was reminded that we still have plenty of fight left in us to make things right. Keep preaching the Gospel, keep loving your neighbor, and keep standing strong in God’s truth. May His love never grow cold in our hearts. May it always burn brightly for His glory!

Check out this video from the finale of the show. I pray it encourages you to love our country and be thankful for the great freedom we enjoy every day.

Video by Ryan, Fireworks finale

God bless America, and may America bless God!

Grace and peace to you all!

20 Years Of Marriage

Photo by Ryan, Our kids enjoying Venice Beach

Today is a very special day to my wife and I. 20 years ago, on June 23, 2001, we said our vows before God, family, and friends, and became one in marriage at a small chapel in Denver. Two decades is a long time, and we are still together today because Jesus has been the center of our marriage and our first love from the very beginning. We give all the glory to God and give Him praise for blessing our relationship, giving us two beautiful kids, and keeping our marriage strong in His love.

We have been through many trials and troubles together, and we have had hard times in our marriage too. It has not been a perfect journey, but the Lord has been so faithful to us. I can’t stress enough that we are still together after 20 years all because of Jesus. It is because of His love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness that we are able to stand firm together in love.

After two decades of marriage, I can say with all my heart that to have a successful marriage we must love and forgive each other as Jesus loves and forgives us. We take 1 Corinthians 13 very seriously, and we pray to love each like that every day. We even have those verses in framed art hanging on the wall in our living room, and we read them daily.

Those verses are the definition of what love truly is. We have not lived out those verses perfectly, but God’s Word and our faith in Jesus are the foundation of how we strive to love each other. After 20 years of marriage, I can also admit that marriage is not easy. There are many challenges married couples face, and we must always be aware of the attacks of the enemy. The evil one seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, but Jesus defeated him at the cross. We rely on Jesus to protect and bless our family, and we stand victorious because of Him.

My wife has stood by me through the darkest and most painful years of my life. She never gave up on me when I faltered and was unbearable to be with, and I am so thankful for her love and friendship. We have many beautiful and wonderful memories together too, and I am forever grateful the Lord brought us together. We have been together since the days of our youth in college, and we look forward to many more years together as we raise our kids, and walk as one in the Lord.

Thank You, Jesus, for all You have done for us! Please keep our eyes fixed on You, protect our marriage, and may we always love You first.

Happy Anniversary, honey! I love you with all my heart!

Grace and peace to you all.

Happy Father’s Day 2021

Photo by Ryan, Venice Beach

Hello friends and family, and God bless you all. I haven’t written a post in awhile. I am still dealing with health issues and a broken heart. My visit with the surgeon a couple weeks ago was disappointing. I will be getting a second opinion soon. My options for surgery are not looking good, and I am praying about what to do. I also had to decline the job offer due to continued suffering and fatigue, which has been discouraging. Despite all of this, I wanted to take a moment to wish my Dad and all the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day.

Our family has been relaxing together today. We might go to the beach to watch the sunset tonight, then go to our favorite ice cream shop in town. I can’t eat dairy, buy I always enjoy taking my wife and kids out for ice cream. It makes me happy to see them happy.

If you are a stay at home Dad who is suffering a chronic illness like me, please don’t ever give up. Keep on loving your family and caring for them the best you can. You are loved and needed, and being a father is a great purpose and honor in life. We might not be able to do certain things other Dads can do, but we are here for our families and we can love them and care for them with all our hearts.

God is our best example of a loving Father, and when we believe in Jesus we are filled with the Holy Spirit to love like He loves us. The Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. He has compassion on us and He will always take good care of us. May we always press on and love like He loves us.

“He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.” -Proverbs 14:26

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.” -Psalm 103:13

To my Dad, thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for your discipline and guidance, and teaching me to live with integrity and honesty. Thank you for your strong work ethic and perseverance, and thank you for never giving up on me through all the mistakes I’ve made. I love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.

Grace and peace to all the fathers out there. Have a blessed Father’s Day.

Grace and peace to you all.

Prayer Request For Healing

Photo by Ryan

Hello friends and family, and God bless you all. This post will be a simple request for prayer. I am not doing well. I feel deeply fatigued and I am completely exhausted from dealing with years of suffering. To all of you who know Jesus, please pray for my healing.

I was supposed to start my new job today, but I had to call my employer last week and explain the health problems I am suffering. Thankfully, he was very kind, understanding, and compassionate, and he moved my start date to June 28th. I am very thankful to God that I still have the job, and I pray for the strength to start at that time.

I will be seeing a surgeon doctor on Thursday because I have been bleeding heavily while going #2. It has been extremely discouraging, and my heart feels broken. It has also been very shocking to see the large amount of blood that pours out at times, and I am in pain. I have been crying out to God for mercy and healing, and praying I don’t have something worse like cancer.

The fatigue has been unbearable, and I barely have enough energy to function throughout the day. Most of you know that I have been suffering from Celiac Disease and Cachexia since 2012. I also had emergency gallbladder surgery on April 7th this year. I am utterly worn out, and I need the Lord’s deep healing to flow through my body. I feel like I am slowly dying, and I am desperately clinging to the Lord trying to hang on.

Just like the photo above, I can still see God’s promises and blessings through the storm, but they are blurry and my heart is filled with sorrow. I have also been struggling with a deep homesickness and hopelessness. I just keep trusting that He has a greater purpose in all of this suffering, and He will bring good out of it and glorify His Name. Please pray the Lord will encourage my heart and fill me with His joy. Please also pray for blessing and strength for my wife and kids.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

The Lord did not promise us an easy life free from suffering. He promised that in this world we would have trouble, but to take heart because He has overcome the world. Even in my brokenness, I rejoice that I have overcome the world through my faith in Jesus, and I trust in Him to see me through this. I also trust that Jesus will never leave me nor forsake me, nothing can snatch me out of His hand, and nothing can separate me from His love.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -Jesus speaking in John 16:33

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” -Jesus speaking in John 10:27-30

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, please lift me up in prayer to the Lord. I am hurting, I am tired, I am broken, and I need His healing touch. Thank you for praying for me. Thank You, Jesus, for your love, mercy, and grace. May Your will be done, Lord.

Grace and peace to you all.

Remember Those Who Gave It All

Today is Memorial Day here in America. It is a federal holiday to honor all of our brave soldiers who have died fighting for our freedom. All of our soldiers have my utmost respect for their service, bravery, and sacrifice, and my prayers are with all of you who have lost those you love to the battles of war.

May every American never forget the heavy price that has been paid for our freedom. May we always lift up the families who bear the weight of that burden, and offer them the love, support, and prayer they deserve. As Jesus said in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” May we always remember those brave souls who laid down their lives, so we could live free.

We know what love is because Jesus laid down His life to save our souls. To lay down our lives for each other is true love, and all of our fallen soldiers proved that love on the battlefield. May we all live with that love and courage burning brightly in our hearts, and love each other and our country deeply.

Grace and peace to all the military families. Grace and peace to America. Grace and peace to you all.