“Brave German Woman” Rebukes Islam’s Lie (Video)

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This is worth the time for listening…may this woman and her family be rewarded with the Divine protection of God for speaking His truth, and our Truth… give a listen… Thanks.        After listening, I invite you to visit http://www.LookListenANDThink.com for the article “God Is Not Allah”.

Originally posted on The Tree of Mamre:

On November 10, 2013, at the Memorial Church of the Reformation in Speyer, Germany, an interfaith concert was scheduled for the purpose of bringing Islam and Christianity together. The concert was supposed to be opened with a prayer by a Muslim iman, proclaiming that “Only Allah is the Lord. He is God, the only God”, but as you can see from the video, that is not quite what happened.

Muslims can and should worship as they want, so long as they do not harm others–that is not the issue here. The issue is that this iman had no business spouting his poison in a Christian church, and church leaders should be ashamed of allowing him or the concert to go forward.

It is time for Christians everywhere to act as Heidi Mund–to take a stand and say, as she did, that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, and there is…

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Man Refuses 1936 Nazi Salute – What was the cost of silence?

I tried to re-blog the article Man Refuses Nazi Salute to this site. It wouldn’t re-blog to two sites for me, so it may be found re-blogged at my other site, www.LookListenAndThink.com, which I wish you would check out. 

It says in few words what I’ve said in the longer article here WHEN TOLERANCE IS A SIN – this is history speaking. And that writer makes the point quite poignantly.

Thanks for going there to see the wisdom of this man’s writings and how he applies it.

WHEN TOLERANCE IS A SIN

WHEN TOLERANCE IS A SIN
- Mary A. LaClair

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We must not let Non-Christians define Christianity for us, or for the world. Strangely enough, I do see this happening. Many have listened to the lie for so long, they begin to believe that they are supposed to be tolerant. Was it Hitler or Stalin who said, ‘Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will begin to believe it’ ? There is a time when tolerance is a sin, and we need to be aware of that fact.

Rev. 2:20-26: “Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality … I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, Unless they repent of her ways.
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): Only hold on to what you have until I come.
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—“ (NIV) (emphasis mine)

This is pretty strong language regarding the consequences.

Much the same way cities and ships, etc., are referred to in the feminine, this is symbolic. It is NOT about women or even a woman. For instance, I came out of a denomination which is solely run by male hierarchy but which still refers to itself as Holy Mother Church, therefore, the feminine prophetess descriptive could be self proclaimed. This is the same church which was the forerunner in having hidden male sexual sin, sodomy, and pedophilia finally exposed in its ranks. I am sure God gave her time to repent prior to the exposure. Exposure of this in several other church organizations soon followed.

Time is short and God is now demanding the repentance of all churches worldwide – but be careful for the warning applies also to those who will, in a manner of speaking, commit adultery with her, specifically for those who TOLERATE sexual sin in their ranks, just as it says above.

* Note well This does not mean the youthful victims who (a) had no choice (b) repented.
These victims, mostly young at the time, did not and do not qualify, unless they have gone on to adopt that lifestyle in an unrepenting manner. Please rest assured on the innocence of the then youthful victims. For any victims who have become strugglers because of it, there is deep remorse. There are several ex-gay organizations who specialize in helping strugglers who may have developed these tendencies through abuse. Please visit web-sites: http://www.regenbooks.org or http://www.exodus-international.org.

Vladimir Putin set what I think IS a proper example of intolerance when he stated that homosexual Olympians would be safe as long as they left the children alone; he also stated what they would NOT TOLERATE – that they were NOT to promote – their lifestyle on the streets in his country; he also stated that more of our states in America disapprove homosexuality than approve and that Americans need to be reminded of that. Good for Putin! I don’t know if he is familiar with Revelation 2:20-26 but I’d say that he has more of an innate understanding of it than some American churches, whether he knows it or not.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/79427/this-is-putin-s-wild-quote-about-gays-at-the-olympics

A Scripture which might come to mind concerning this Russian’s opinion is this: “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”     (Hmmmm…)

 

The referenced Scripture at the beginning of this article (Rev. 2:20-26) is definitely a warning for those in the churches who TOLERATE those who lead others astray into sexual sin and who TOLERATE such. Please be clear on that point. Good for Vladimir Putin! He declares no tolerance for their homosexual activities in his streets.

When Christians are chided by Non-Christians that we must be ‘tolerant’ of gay pride, who will be the ones to bring attention to the fact that PRIDE was the sin for which Lucifer was cast out of heaven and into hell?

Who will remind them that PRIDE remains a deadly sin to this day?

Will Christians – even Non-Christians - be bold enough to ask them why they are PROUD of having PRIDE, and why they are proud of being gay?

Why is it that they seek man’s approval…is it because they know they are doing something wrong in God’s eyes?

“Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.” Leviticus 19:17 NIV
 “Don’t hate your brother. Rebuke anyone who sins; don’t let him get away with it, or you will be equally guilty.”
Leviticus 19:17 TLB
 “Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.” Proverbs 28:23; Galatians 2:14
 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.”
Proverbs 27:5-6 AMP
 “He who rebukes a man shall afterward find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.”
Proverbs 28:23 AMP


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For further study on Rev. 2:20-26 I offer the following from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

Rev 2:23-26

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(2.) Now why should the wickedness of this Jezebel be charged upon the church of Thyatira? Because that church suffered her to seduce the people of that city. But how could the church help it? They had not, as a church, civil power to banish or imprison her; but they had ministerial power to censure and to excommunicate her: and it is probable that neglecting to use the power they had made them sharers in her sin.

3. The punishment of this seducer, this Jezebel, v. 22,23, in which is couched a prediction of the fall of Babylon. (1.) I will cast her into a bed, into a bed of pain, not of pleasure, into a bed of flames; and those who have sinned with her shall suffer with her; but this may yet be prevented by their repentance. (2.) I will kill her children with death; that is, the second death, which does the work effectually, and leaves no hope of future life, no resurrection for those that are killed by the second death, but only to shame and everlasting contempt.
4. The design of Christ in the destruction of these wicked seducers, and this was the instruction of others, especially of his churches: All the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and the hearts; and I will give to every one of you according to your works. God is known by the judgments that he executes; and, by this revenge taken upon seducers, he would make known, (1.) His infallible knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper, their formality, their indifference, their secret inclinations to symbolize with idolaters. (2.) His impartial justice, in giving every one according to his work, that the name of Christians should be no protection, their churches should be no sanctuaries for sin and sinners.
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5. The encouragement given to those who keep themselves pure and undefiled: But to you I say, and unto the rest, &c.,

(from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, PC Study Bible Formatted Electronic Database Copyright © 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All Rights reserved.)

If you ‘copy’ either of the below links, then open a ‘new tab’ at the top of your screen, then ‘paste’ the copied link into the URL line at the top of your computer, it should take you to that article. At the close of the linked article, when you close that tab, it should bring you back to this site, where you may repeat the same steps with the second link found here below.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/02/uganda-leader-says-he-will-sign-anti-gay-bill-201421565051727696.html

http://www.policymic.com/articles/79427/this-is-putin-s-wild-quote-about-gays-at-the-olympics

For worldly reasons why homosexuality should not be tolerated please see common sense revisited in the article regarding Michael Sam and the NFL at:  http://looklistenthink.wordpress.com/

Thanks for reading…!

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JUDGING MICHAEL SAM?

SHOULD MICHAEL SAM BE JUDGED?
– Mary LaClair

Most people would be quick to say that Michael Sam should not be judged –and to that end, that we should remain silent.
Rephrasing that, to bring out the implied but unspoken, it would read: Most people would be quick to say that Michael Sam should not be judged (as a person) –and to that end, that we should remain silent (on his actions). Try telling that to a judge next time you’re caught speeding!
To judge someone necessitates a verdict. And that is just what he is looking for– a verdict.
In this case, the person is bringing himself before a court of sorts to have a verdict rendered: either judged innocent, acquitted or judged guilty. Will this be the court of public opinion; or, will it be the court of the NFL Board? I believe it is both.
When one remains silent one is, in effect, judging on the side of ‘not guilty’ and a judgment is rendered merely through acquiescence. Therefore, remaining silent IS rendering a judgment; and, no decision BECOMES a decision. I think this is just what the homosexual activists are hoping for and are trying to achieve through this public announcement.
However, the jury is still out in the ‘court of public opinion’.
For what a secular jury should consider in this case, please visit my secular site at:
http://www.LookListenAndThink.com and look for the topic ‘Michael Sam’s Coming Out Statement.
You may wish to peruse several articles on

  • ‘Judging’ found in the archives/category menu HERE and at the site referenced above.
  • Thanks for reading…may you be enlightened as to both man’s view and to God’s view.

    http://looklistenthink.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/michael-sams-football-coming-out-statement/

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    BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER

      IS IT BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER OR BY THE POWER OF HIS WORD?      -     –  by Mary A. LaClair

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    Heb 1:1-4
    “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
    NKJV

    Wouldn’t it read much better if it said ‘by the power of His word’?  But that would not be correct.

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    The Word of His Power

    Every once in awhile a Scripture will seem impossible to understand. Sometimes I think “Maybe it’s actually a mis-print.”  In an effort to clear up any misunderstanding I search numerous other versions.

    The Scripture, “He upholds all things by the word of his power”, seems more natural to read as ‘by the power of his word’; yet I find that it is correct as written; “…by the word of His power.”

    Searching the internet for what other ministries might think this unusual wording means,  I was not satisfied that I’d found enough there. In my heart I asked the Lord several times what is the significance of this special wording, wording which seemed backwards to me.                seek bible

    I was probably folding laundry when something just dropped itself in my mind, with no pre-thought and no effort of my own.  Surprise! This thought was the answer to my long asked question.  I have since found Scripture verifies and proves that which was suddenly planted in my mind.

    Jesus used the words of the Father.  Jesus’ power is from the Father and the words of the Father. That is his Power. I feel that the word Power should be capitalized in this reference.

    John 5:19-20                           Jesus_resurrection

    19 Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. (NIV)

     John 12:48-50

     49 For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”  KJV   

    It’s not the power of his own word, Jesus’ power is the Father and the Father’s words! The words spoken by the Father carry power.  Jesus upholds all things by the spoken word of the Father  –  the spoken word of his Power!

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    Jesus himself often said that he did, and said, only what he saw his Father do and what he heard his Father say.

    Saying ‘the word of his Power’ is giving a double implication, double significance, to the mind picture of the Father being Power, and the importance of the word of Father God, the God-head of the Trinity.

    John 5:30

    30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.  KJV

     John 8:27-29

     28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” KJV

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     John 14:9-10

     10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. KJV

    I now see this Scripture as ‘He upholds all things by the Word of the Father’ the “Word of His Power…His Power being the Father and the Father’s words.

    Jesus wants us to know that the words are not his words, therefore it is not ‘by the power of his word’. The ‘Word of His Power” means  the source of the power is the Father; thus, all things are upheld by the word of The Father who is the Power in Jesus –just as the Word of God should be the power within us if, and when in faith, we speak the words of the Father which were also spoken by Jesus.

    It may be like saying that one cannot separate the Word from the Father.  Jesus is the Word made flesh and one cannot separate Jesus from the Father, they are One. This is what Jesus tells us in the Scriptures quoted above, if one can see it.

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    “… who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power,…” NKJV

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    Are We All Children of God?

    Are We All Children of God?

    has been posted at the following site:

    Please click on the link below to read the informative and well researched article containing Scriptural support. I welcome your comments.

    http://looklistenthink.wordpress.com/

    Thanks for reading…..

    We are all God’s creation   Adam01Becoming a child of God is a choice

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    WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD PRAY

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    - by Mary Adele La Clair
    - 1535 words 1/8/10

    “The purpose of prayer is not to persuade or influence God, but to join forces with Him against Satan – that is the main thing to keep in mind in prayer.” From the classic: QUIET TALKS ON PRAYER by S.D. Gordon.

    What is prayer? At first, prayer, to me, was simply talking to God. However, as I mature spiritually, prayer takes on new depths. Now, in addition to talking to God, prayer to me also means invading the spiritual realm. I find this picture also fits in with Gordon’s above statement. “Quiet Talks on Prayer” is a classic work still available today although it was written over a hundred years ago, in 1904.

    Here are a few key reasons why it is in the best interest of Christians to pray:

    #1 How do we join forces with God against Satan? Scripture tells us to pray according to the will of God. (1 John 5:14) The will of God is found in Scripture. When we pray according to the Scriptures, I believe we vocalize into the spiritual realm the will of God because we use the words of God which, when spoken by us, actually exercise authority into the spirit world where they become an active force of power against the enemy. Our prayers then create the effect Gordon pictures for us – that of joining forces with God against Satan.

    And that is one good reason why it is so much in the Christians best interest to pray; to joint forces with God against Satan.

    #2 With the picture of this winning battle, it becomes clear why it is so much in our best interest to know and to speak the will of God; for it gives more strength to the winning side. As in physical battle, if the winning side is strengthened, there are fewer losses, and quicker, more numerous, happy victories!

    And that is another good reason why it is so much in the Christians best interest to pray; to shorten the battle.

    #3:
    1 John 5:14-15 NKJ

    “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us; and if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.”

    ‘Prayer then is not a means for us to persuade a reluctant God to do something against His better judgment; but rather coming to God for the fulfillment of His will. It is a working together with God. It is our announcement of His will and authority into the spiritual world, where we become the heralds of His will into that world.’ John Walvoord, Dallas Theological Seminary, summer ’78 issue of KINDRED SPIRIT.

    Addressing born again believers, the Bible at Luke 10:19-20 tells us:

    “I have given you authority … to overcome all the power of the enemy, nothing will harm you. However do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

    Notice to whom that authority is given: the believer. Notice whose authority it is: God’s. When you give something, do you still have it? Sometimes, no. Sometimes, yes. Sometimes you still have a part of what you have given. i.e. cash or one candle lighting another.

    We need to pray because we have a piece of God’s pie. Something given, is to be used. Authority given is of no use unless it is exercised. If His authority has been shared with us, we please God when we use what He has given.
    God and man working together, is what brings it all together!
    Let us not faint in doing our part.

    *And that is a third reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray; to use the power which God gives us and to use it as He instructs.

    #4
    On the February 22 page of the larger daily devotional “SPARKLING GEMS” by Rick Renner who is one of Christ’s Key Ambassador’s to Russia, Renner gives an effective explanation of the ‘double edged sword’ as mentioned in Scripture.

    “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword.” Heb. 4:12
    “And He had in His hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a two-edged sword; and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength.” Rev. 1:16

    Renner tells us the Greek for ‘two-edged’ is the word distomos: di-meaning two, stomos meaning mouthed. Distomos meaning two-mouthed!
    Rick Renner says of the Revelation sword:
    “First, that word came out of the mouth of God. Next, it came our of your mouth! When it came out of your mouth, it became a sharp, “two-edged” – or literally, a “two-mouthed” – sword. One edge of this sword came into existence when the
    Word initially proceeded out of God’s mouth. The second edge of this sword was added when the Word of God proceeded out of YOUR mouth!”

    So again we see that when we pray Scripture, we actually partner with God, that ‘thy will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.’

    And that is a fourth good reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray; that we partner with God.

    #5
    Paul urged the Thessalonians,

    “pray continually: give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus, do not put out the Spirit’s fire…” 1 Thessalonians 5:18-19

    …and to the Ephesians:

    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” Eph 6:18

    That there is a great conflict on, in the upper spirit world, seems evident. The above examples of Scriptures tell us how to pray for ourselves and for our missionaries at home and all over the world.
    When we don’t know how to speak as we should, we are able to appropriately ask that our minds be alert, and that whenever we open our mouth, words be given so that we may speak things of God with confidence and peace (fearlessly). We are able to pray this for ourselves and for others, in any and all situations.
    And that is a fifth good reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray; that we and our missionaries be effective.

    #6
    A more modern, contemporary writer on the topic of prayer, Dutch Sheets says it this way in chapter seven of his book INTERCESSSORY PRAYER How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth:
    “Taking hold of together with against:
    “Another tremendous way the Holy Spirit aids us in intercession is hidden in the meaning of the word ‘helps’. “And in the same way the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness (Rom 8:26). The Greek word is sunantilambanomai. It is a compound word made up of three words. Sun means “together with”, anti means against, and lambano means “to take hold of”. Putting them together, a very literal meaning of the word would be ‘take hold of together with against’.”
    And that is a sixth good reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray; to take hold of together with against.

    #7
    Seven, seems a significant number, let us close with a seventh good reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray.

    In the 1800’s, early 1900’s, E. M. Bounds (1835-1913) wrote “Power Through Prayer’ and “Purpose in Prayer”. Today they may be found bound together in one volume as a classic.

    Purpose in Prayer closes with these words:

    “The place of revealing and of equipment, of grace and of power, is the prayer chamber, and as we meet there with God we shall not only win our triumphs but we shall also grow in the likeness of our Lord and become His living witnesses to men.
    “Without prayer, the Christian life robbed of its sweetness and its beauty, becomes cold and formal and dead; but rooted in the secret place where God meets and walks and talks with His own, it grows into such a testimony of Diving power that all men will feel its influence and be touched by the warmth of its love. Thus, resembling our Lord and Master, we shall be used for the glory of God and the salvation of our fellow men.
    “An that, surely is the purpose of all real prayer and the end of all true service.” – E.M. Bounds

    And that is a seventh, but by no means final, reason why it is in the best interests of Christians to pray; that our life not be robbed of its sweetness and beauty.

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