Weren’t We Warned?

Today is the day to exploit my messages from God. I think it is important to summarize and discuss the last three week’s blogs – The Stars Are Lining Up, The Ides of Suspicion, and What If Christ Came to Rule the White House. Every single person, most of all Americans, need to understand these words because readers may have missed the point. My thoughts are strong on the severe condition of this world and the End Times nearing, so I must expand upon my words of hope and faith. 

DEMOCRACY

It doesn’t take a scholar to read the Book of Revelations and comprehend the forecasts within it are Bible predictions. History does and will repeat itself again. I began this mini-series with the Ides of Suspicion because Julius Caesar laid the groundwork for the first-ever democratic nation. He thought it was the only fair way to protect the middle and lower-class people. A coup of his envious and stubborn Roman senators, however, killed him. Their belief was a dictatorship could financially harm them and give Caesar too much power over the Roman empire. Why is Caesar’s death important to the United States? Our country, also was established on democracy. We have the freedom to elect our own President and practice social equality. But, today, we are witnessing a shift of events, repeating history. Our government and its citizens are in conflict. Senators are stubborn and deeply rooted in ungodly practices. Many Americans turn their back on the Declaration of Independence, religion, and the symbols which formed this great nation. It is a sure sign America will not be long before it implodes for this country was based on Christianity – not atheism or agnosticism. A civil war, just as the Roman empire suffered after Caesar’s death, cannot be denied as a future event by US citizens.

BIBLE PROPHECIES

My blog, The Stars Are Lining Up, addresses bible prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. The breaking of the seven seals (Revelations 6-8) possibly marks our beginning era of the Great Tribulation. Countries, including the US, are seeing a significant increase in war, natural disasters, economic troubles, starvation, and genocide. The Laws of God are severely broken, and it marks the beginning of the end for mankind. As I mentioned earlier, history repeats itself through the Bible. Our Lord is merciful and loving but is also vengeful and fierce when we do not live and abide in His word. Do you remember the story of the Canaanites in the Old Testament? God ordered the Israelites to “save alive nothing that breathes” in Canaan because of their filthy life. They worshipped other gods and practiced sexual inappropriateness; they sacrificed children and boasted of their evil practices. God obliterated a whole nation for their failure to heed His words. As we study this story, one must ask, could God be sending us an angry message today? Forest fires are wiping out entire towns, earthquakes are causing mass destruction, and tidal waves and record-breaking rainfalls are obliterating whole towns. How many more signs of His fury can we see around us?

 WHAT ABOUT THE UNITED STATES?

Let’s visit the most powerful nation on earth and founded on Christian morals and the Bible. I’m sure many do not believe this to be true, but again, Satan works wonders in a foolish mind. I wrote the blog, What If Christ Came to Rule the White House because it is time for US citizens to realize their life, as they know it, is walking a fine line. Our government is in turmoil, just as the days of Julius Caesar. Laws pass approving abortion, talks of socialism is an everyday discussion, and our highest officials practice shady dealings. US citizens lack respect for the leader of our country, dwelling only on past indiscretions. Even the voting system is faulty. All countries have corruption, but our founding fathers built the United States to be a leader of the world. Today, it hopelessly flounders in front of our future generations because of greed, lack of belief in God, and poor morals. What does it take for people to see without God, there is no existence?

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 2 Peter 2:19

The Roman Empire was once the greatest and most influential nation in the world. Its demise was the corruption because man was not created to rule himself; only by the word of God. History, once again, is staring down the neck of the United States. Our country, the most powerful and barbaric on earth, is about to have a close encounter with God, our Maker. Lucifer has lounged here for thousands of years, in the lap of luxury, but not much longer.

CONCLUSIONS

Once upon a time, God placed His only son, Jesus Christ, on earth to teach the truth of His kingdom and to save lost mankind. But, in this cruel world, even Jesus was a hunted man. When Augustus Caesar took over Rome, he knew a Savior was coming, and he elected the Three Wisemen to go find this great Messiah. He even placed a tax levy to force the pregnant mother, Mary, to come forward. But, God intervened and redirected Joseph to take Mary, and the baby Jesus, to the only country which Rome did not rule – Egypt. The lesson to learn is God always protects the innocent from harm. He is the great Overseer of our nations, governments, and life; His son, Jesus, was crucified to save our sins.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17)

So, as God sees His beloved people failing to flourish, once again, He will gather His army into battle for one last time. Christians, this is a war we can win with faith and prayer! As God takes His fury out on the corrupt nations of this world, He promises to protect His anointed children – it requires the belief in Him. Live by the Laws of God and turn away from evil. Fight for God’s word because even in the face of death, we will be winners.

As for those who are not believers, Christians will pray for your salvation because – weren’t we warned?

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What If Christ Came to Rule the White House?

The Bible references Christ’s return to earth, and there’s little doubt it won’t happen soon. God will conquer Satan and his sin-filled world right at his own doorstep. The Great Tribulation will expose the Antichrist, led by Satan, who will form armies to slaughter the Jews in Jerusalem. Jesus and His saints will descend from heaven to conquer the world’s evil. (Rev 19: 11-16) We should all be familiar with the story.

But, what about Christians who swore their allegiance to a country not conceived in Christ’s time? When the Rapture occurs, it isn’t just the Mediterranean nations of the Bible any more, but another half of the world too. Scholars wrote the Book of Revelations two thousand years ago. I’m sure they didn’t have a clue the United States laid on the bottom side of their flat-world map… or did they? You must remember these intellectuals were certain the dimensions of Satan’s hell was under their world! They probably weren’t too far off their coordinates.

Let’s discuss this – what if Christ came to rule the White House? He certainly would be at home fighting Satan on his own turf. But, today, hundreds of repertoires exists relating to His presence here a long time ago. For example, before Christopher Columbus passed, he wrote “The Book of Prophecies.” It contained biblical revelations considered medieval notions, but in fact, it solidifies most of today’s world events. Columbus, along with missionaries, were the first people to promote the spread of Christianity throughout the New World. He brought God to our land.

In the 1600s, the Protestant Reformation started the division of Protestants from the Roman Catholic Church. The newly formed Protestants came to the US, with bibles in tow, and handed them out to ordinary people. It would unite this country. (Pocahontas was their first convert. She was baptized to marry John Rolfe.) However, an interesting fact is the Catholics also broke away from the Roman Catholic Church about the same time, and they headed to South America. But, do you know what they didn’t carry with them? Bibles! Unlike North America, this nation wasn’t built to be united under God, and the evidence stands before us today.

The first United States Chief Justice John Jay wrote a letter in 1816 to Rep. John Murray stating:

“It certainly is very desirable that a pacific disposition should prevail among all nations. The most effectual way of producing it is by extending the prevalence and influence of the gospel. Real Christians will abstain from violating the rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war. Almost all nations have peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect, and who are not always wise or virtuous. Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

Now it is two hundred years later, and you must ask yourself, what in the world did he know that we don’t? The Bible and Christianity were and still remains the main staple of our nation’s roots. If you think not, explain the plaque hanging on the state dining room fireplace in the White House reading:

“I pray Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof.”

It was written by President John Adams. What blasphemy and a mockery American citizens became to the White House! The US deviates from every Law of God while they form cults, atheism, and corruption; both amongst its citizens and the government. It is interesting, though, how history repeats itself. Rome, 45 B.C., and Julius Caesar became a dictator known as the Father of his Country. He introduced the basics of democracy to his land by reforming the Senate and local government. His increasing power amongst Rome’s lower- and middle-class people made him very popular, but upheaval from angry politicians was his ultimate demise and the end of the Roman Republic. Rome’s implosion resulted from envy, angst, and hatred of authoritarian rule from the Senators who ran the country. Doesn’t this sound familiar? This is the same path the United States is walking on today.

So, let me go back to my original question – what if Christ came tomorrow to rule the White House? Be prepared, for nothing is impossible in the hands of our Lord! Our military and political leaders are divided as the Book of Revelations is playing out, right now, on our turf. When Christ returns, it will not matter what nation you live in nor your religious affiliation. One thing is for sure, America will seek the wrath of God, and it’s cause for concern!

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:1-4)

Who ever thought we’d live long enough to see baby genocide, but it’s right here in the United States. Where are the morals of people? Do you think God will not come back to save His children from such horrific acts of crime? Murder is an offense against the sanctity of life, and this is His words about such an action:

Forecasters and philosophers alike try to predict the end of time; however, no one has the power to do this except God. Maybe, instead, they should study the Book of Revelations a little more and stop falsely misleading the public. Christians, of all colors and creed, congregate trying to protect the essence of their spirit and soul. Our churches burn down, and laws forbid us to display publicly, the religion this country was founded on many years ago. Quite frankly, Americans do not differ from the uncivilized nations abroad.

It is my opinion the Antichrists of this country shall reap no more. In the eleventh hour God will send in His reinforcements to protect His children from Satan’s wrath. Perhaps, He will start in the White House, who knows? How much longer will it take for America to recognize the onslaught of their future? Not too much longer… our Savior is coming, praise the Lord!

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Song & music video ‘Talkin’ India’ (audio & lyrics)

Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song and music video ‘Talkin’ India’

 

 
Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Talkin’ India’:
“Talkin’ India is a warning and hope giving New-Topical-Song in times of global change and crisis when we have to think and plan for the whole earth and the future of its people.
India in this time has, due to its largeness, free access to an enormous amount of sun, wind, water, earth and tidal energy.
India therefore can be the first comprehensive green technology and green economy continent of the world.
India could build its future society on pollution free and renewable energy, and provide for its people and the world at large, immediately effective research into and realization of the only long term solution for secure food and energy production not threatened by otherwise inevitable food and energy wars approaching the earth in the near future.
India on such a sound and future oriented ecological and economical basis would then be fit to avert from its democracy the dangers of growing corruption and loss of universal rights generated by wars and conflicts centered around dwindling oil, gas, uranium and other resources, as well as social tensions in the wake of climate change and the growing natural disasters it brings.
Talkin’ India says: It’s high time for action!”

Talkin’ India (From Corruption To Ecology There’s Another Side To Everything)

India has a role to play in the world
free from corruption, injustice and suppression,
to be an example for the earth and man
of democracy and politics that can.

Today it is rich and poor at once
standing on the crossroads of new endeavors
where demons of the past are no longer there
but the vision of a continental green tomorrow.

Each nation carries a future dream
and India can make it real:
The industries of renewable energy,
the green revolution of freedom and peace,

ecology and economy in harmony
with a world of fair wages and good jobs,
a solar continent with no radioactivity
and cars that are run by electricity,

horizontal farming and vertical farming
together creating green cities of tomorrow,
wind and water and tidal energies
overcoming food and energy fears.

India has a role to play in the world
with clean water and air and wildlife forests,
with pollution control and smart energy consumption
and a democracy showing what it wants.

India has a role to play in the world
free from corruption, injustice and suppression,
to be an example for the earth and man
of democracy and politics that can.

Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany
Michel Montecrossa Homepage: http://www.MichelMontecrossa.com

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connection

Unless you have a good connection
They say,
You cannot have a good job;
And you cannot advance in life.
Where then is merit?
Have connections replaced merit?
What a world!
If you have no connection
You are finished;
If you have a connection,
You are fine.
Where is my connection?
Such is a corrupt world;
And corruption must be denounced.
I have no connection,
And nobody will stand on my way.

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Connection
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You really disappoint me

When I see the things you do;
I am so disappointed;
And feel I should condemn you,
But I ask myself
If I really should;
We live in a country
That’s just so corrupt;
Everyone is unscrupulous;
Everyone blooms on lies;
Everyone steals;
How then would you
Have been different?
Yet, it’s hard to believe
You are as corrupt as
I find you;
I took you for the hope
Of our country.
You really disappoint me.

Corruption: what hope for Africa?

Corruption is a canker worm that is eating up African countries. This ‘dishonest or illegal behavior’ or ‘inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means (The Free Merriam-Webster) is destroying the continent slowly but surely.
Corruption in Africa includes ‘giving or accepting of bribe or inappropriate or double-dealing, under-the–table transactions, manipulating elections, diverting funds, laundering money and defrauding investors.’ (Investopedia)
The way it eats up the continent from within is a cause for concern. It is the same way that worms eat up and destroy mangoes from inside. Outside, such mangoes would look fresh and inviting; but inside they would be rotten.
Corruption is everywhere in Africa. If you live in an African country, you will, undoubtedly, find some form of corruption going on around you. It is practiced in offices, on the streets, in churches, in the banks, etc.
You have to bribe for almost everything you want. The most fertile ground seems to be the Ministries. Here, you have to bribe to have your file processed and forwarded to a higher authority. Often, when you go to check your file for advancement, reclassification or salary payment, the most likely thing you would be told would be that it is missing. The real truth would be someone has deliberately hidden it in a drawer. If you give a bribe, it will be shamelessly scooped up and treated.

The canker worm called corruption has installed itself in the education sector. Many African children pass examinations only when they have given a bribe. They do not pass because they are intelligent. They pass because they have given money to the teacher. Intelligent students instead find themselves failing. The reason: they have not given money to the teacher.

The Public service is another area where corruption is rife. You have to pay to pass a public service exam either to get a job, or gain entry into a professional school from where you will graduate and have a Government job.

Thus, in many African countries, you have to bribe to pass an exam, get a job, win a public contract; get a promotion; win a case that you were supposed to win; win one that you were supposed to lose; and if you do not bribe you will lose it even if you were supposed to win it.

You have to bribe the police and gendarmes on the high way to go through a check point without car documents or with documents that are not up-to-date. At the police station, you have to bribe to have your statement well taken when you report a case against someone. If you do not give a bribe, it will be distorted in favor of the other party if on their part they give a bribe.

You have to give a bribe in hospitals to receive medical care. If you give a bribe, you will go in to see the Doctor ahead of patients who were there long before you. These bribes are not small amounts of money only. Of course, there are people who for one dollar will render you any service that you want. An example is the police and gendarmes who get one thousand francs from drivers on the high way. This is petty corruption.

There is grand corruption when people give huge amounts of money to get one service or the other. In some countries you need as much as one thousand dollars (two million CFA francs) to get admission into a professional school. Access to such schools is closed to the children of poor people. If your parents are poor, forget about it. If you are the son or daughter of a highly placed person in the society, you can gain admission into good any school of your choice without writing the required entrance examination.

This evil practice raises its ugly head very highly in the public contracts sector. Here huge sums of money change hands before a contract is awarded. Highly placed people are often party to the deal. Foreign countries and international companies are not left out either. Colossal sums change hands when the contract is a huge one.

In the political domain politicians corrupt the electorate to win their votes. It is not uncommon to find politicians carting bags of salt, cartons of soap and tins of oil at election time to distribute to ignorant, helpless villagers. The result is those who have money find their way to leadership positions even when they are not competent for the position. The competent ones who can do good work are pushed behind.

Corruption is a way of life in many African countries. It is deeply rooted in the continent. African countries are consistently placed at the bottom of the list in corruption ranking by Transparency International.

The Obama administration has demonstrated great concern about corruption in Africa. It has also made it clear it will not sit by and see it continue. Rather it will fight it with all its weight for the economic growth of Africa.

This was clearly demonstrated in August 2014 when over forty African leaders arrived in the US for the US-African Leaders’ Summit. Addressing the leaders on August 4th ahead of the key address by President Barack Obama, vice President Joe Biden spoke in very strong terms about this ‘cancer’ which he called ‘an affront to the dignity’ of the people of Africa, and a ‘direct threat’ to the stability of African nations. To Mr. Biden, ‘it not only undermines but prevents the establishment of genuine democratic systems. It stifles economic growth and scares away investment. It siphons off resources that should be used to lift people out of poverty. And it weakens – to the core – it weakens your military readiness. It creates vulnerabilities to foreign manipulation and interference.’
Indeed corruption is a set back to the development of Africa. It hurts everyone. It retards development. It drives away investment. It undermines democracy and the rule of law. It makes life difficult especially for the poor. It increases crime wave.

What causes this social ill? Poverty ranks high on the list. Many people are poor and want to get money at all cost to make both ends meet.

There is also greed.There are people who have accumulated a lot of money but want more. They do not care about the poor and suffering. All they think about is their self interest.

There is also lack of educated minds. Many people do not see anything wrong with corruption and so when it is being condemned they find it strange. They are very comfortable with it.

Another cause is the poor system of governance. There are no proper measures put in place for accountability. Hence people appointed to high office do whatever they like and go free.

A low sense of integrity. People are shameless. They do not have a feeling of shame when caught in corruption.

There are many more causes. Whatever the case, it is imperative that all hands be put on deck to kick corruption out of Africa. Fighting this social ill is best done as a collective effort. Many Africans are worried and rather pessimistic. They believe there is no way to eradicate it; and that all the claims by their leaders that they are fighting it is mere window-dressing with no seriousness and hence, no prospects for good results.
This pessimism can be understood. Children are born into this it; and from childhood they learn that one does not have to work hard or sweat to succeed. They are made to believe that it suffices for one’s father or mother to give a bribe for one to have what one wants. They grow with corrupt beliefs in their system.

Many adults seem to have the ill in their blood system too. Since they live and feed fat on it, and depend on it to build mansions, buy luxurious cars for themselves, run their homes, swell their bank accounts, send their children to expensive schools and universities at home and abroad, and even keep girl-friends here and there, it is difficult for them to let it go. Instead, they invent new ways of doing it when the old tricks are discovered. If anyone dares to stand on their way, they sweep him off his feet and off their path by any means.

One would have expected people in high places to be out of this; but it is not the case. Those at the forefront of this evil practice and who do it with impunity are those in high places in various countries. Many of them hold key positions in Government such as General Managers of State Corporations, Directors in Ministries and Ministers.

In some countries, some of those who have been caught have been arrested, tried, and sentenced to serve prison terms; but the general feeling is this is not enough. If, as commonly said, example comes from the top, when top officials are corrupt, the rest of the people will not see why they should not also be corrupt.

This is the dark picture of Africa as far as corruption is concerned. Yet, there is hope. On this continent there are many people of high integrity who have money but will not give a bribe for anything on earth. They hate corruption and spare no effort to condemn and fight to see that it ends. Here we have people in the security forces, treasury officials, magistrates, medical practitioners, journalists, principals of schools, teachers, health workers, lawyers, engineers, accountants, finance officials, civil servants and non-civil servants, to name just these. They are upright, honest, and devoted. They do their work in the best way they can; seek neither to amass wealth, nor further their self-interest. They are only for the common interest. They give us hope that one day corruption may come to an end in Africa.
There are also institutions that are playing a remarkable role in the fight against corruption. These include the media, the Church, non-governmental, human rights and anti-corruption organizations.
The struggle must continue whether or not the efforts deployed are paying off as fast as everyone would like. Anti-corruption champions in Africa cannot afford to give up. That would mean giving a lee-way to its proponents to continue with impunity. Africa would be ruined.
The attitude of some people pretending to fight against corruption when, in fact, they are actually practicing it must be vehemently condemned. People, indeed, do this. They speak out vehemently against corruption and other malpractices but at the same time, in darkness, they promote them.
To boost the fight against corruption, I have a proposal. I would like to propose the institution of an annual African Role Model Award for those who distinguish themselves in the fight against corruption. Also people of integrity who have rendered outstanding, selfless service to their people would merit this award.
The Church, Christian Universities or other Church institutions which enjoy a high degree of moral authority, can institute this award. Such recognition will motivate the recipients to continue to strive to remain role models. It will challenge others to emulate their example. Winners of such an award can constitute a bank or pool from which public authorities can draw the human resources that their countries need to achieve their development dreams.

We say therefore, that corruption in Africa is a reality and a worrisome one. It is deeply entrenched. However, we must continue to be optimistic. Even if it is deeply rooted, even if it destroys, and impoverishes the people, even if it retards development and democracy, there is room for hope. The war against it shall be won because there are people who are fighting fiercely against it. If it is not won today, it will be won tomorrow. If it is not won in our lifetime, t will be won after our lifetime. Therefore, those who promote it and feed fat on it should know that they are fighting a battle that they will not win. They are fighting a battle that they have already lost.