Thursday, January 29, 2009

Why Would He?

Warning: If you enjoy the bliss of ignorance, are easily perturbed, suffer from acid reflux, have a weak heart, or think that the American church is headed in the right direction and no amount of proof will convince you otherwise, please read no further!

James 2:19, “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble!”
I was going to title this post ‘worse than devils’ but since the content of it will be harsh enough already, I thought I would let my kind and gentle nature have the better of me, at least where the title is concerned.
For the past couple weeks I’ve been hyperventilating! Even though I don’t watch television that often, when I do get a chance, I watch the news, and during every news broadcast, on every channel, it is inevitable that one run across an acceptance speech of some senator, some appointee, and yes, even the new President, who all end their speech with the requisite ‘God bless America’. This saying has become as commonplace as hearing ‘check please’ in a diner during breakfast rush. Every time I would hear these words coming from the mouths of men and women who not only reject God but are enacting legislation to silence and choke off the truth altogether, it was like hearing the proverbial nails on chalkboard.
I don’t hold the elected officials accountable as much however, as I do those who by all rights ought to be the representatives of the church, the ambassadors of Christ, the generals on the front lines for truth, justice, and godliness.
From hearing some of them pray to ‘the god of our many understandings’, to some deity known as ‘Isa’, and of course to an all encompassing, all accepting, all embracing entity that is whoever you choose your god to be, whether a stone, a bird, a Twinkie, or an apple tree, I witnessed one preacher after another, betray the one true God, and sell their birthright for fear of being labeled an extremist. Blood is on your hands dear sirs, and your robes are stained red with it! May God have mercy on your souls!
Yes, sure, God bless America! It’s not hard to let some words spill out of our mouth, it’s not even hard to type them, God bless America, see I did it again, but the question that one must ponder is why would He?
Let’s analyze our current condition, our current predicament if you will for awhile, and compare our actions and decisions with the Word of God, to see if as some preachers are saying, a new wave of prosperity is just around the corner, the transference of wealth is on the way, and the repossession man really won’t find the car you can’t afford at your cousin’s house.
The following are in no particular order, so please no one read into it. I am simply putting them down as the come to me. I know this may sound irrelevant, but I do get some e-mails and telephone calls that read so much into the trivial that they couldn’t see the message of the whole. As clich├ęd as it might be, yes, some cannot see the forest for the trees.
First is Israel. Within a very short period of time, you will see why this is important. Although it has not yet started, soon this nation will distance itself from Israel as if it was contagious. Why is this important? Because of a covenant God made with Abram, before he was Abraham. To a God who is timeless, who is outside of space and time, as we know it, even though the covenant was made thousands of years ago, it is as fresh on His mind as though it were made yesterday. I know some of you will write in, rebuking me, rolling your eyes and saying what’s so important about Israel? They are God’s people! The covenant is spelled out in the Bible! That is all we need to know. I could go into exhaustive detail as to why Israel is important and relevant, but some whose minds are made up concerning this topic, are beyond reason, and as such beyond my ability to help.
Genesis 12:2-3, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Second is the issue of infanticide. Yes, I know abortion is a cleaner word, reminiscent of the term ‘abort mission’ used in every war movie ever made at one time or another, but the truth cannot be denied: It is infanticide, the killing of an infant before or after birth. It’s not enough that we’ve made it readily accessible here in America; we are now outsourcing it, and of course paying for it. How much blood can we spill before the fist of God comes down like a hammer upon an anvil? Again, I know I will get hate mail for this, being labeled an oppressor, an enemy of a woman’s right to choose, but before you start typing while frothing at the mouth, let me just say, I do believe in a woman’s right to choose to abstain, murder is another matter entirely!
Isaiah 1:16-17 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
Psalm 82:2-4, “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.”
There is nothing more defenseless than a newborn. There is nothing more worthy of defending, of freeing from the hand of the wicked, on whose behalf we must plead for justice than the unborn.
Third is the denial of the one true God. Now when I speak of this, it is not in the context of the world, but in the context of the modern day church. The leaders of Christianity as we know it today, and I could name names but it would be pointless since rather than a cabal, the deacons of deception are more like the hydra of ancient Greek mythology wherein if you cut off one head, another just grows back in its place, have not only distanced themselves, but entirely removed themselves from the truth of Scripture. They deny the Word of God, as though there were no consequence, and twist the truth of Scripture to fit their own depraved doctrines. So, the following scripture is for all the spineless preachers of perversion, who do not have the strength or fortitude to speak the truth and say unequivocally that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, that there is only One God, and no man can come to that One God but by Jesus His Son.
Exodus 20:3-6, “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations to those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
1 Timothy 2:5-6, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
Ephesians 4:4-6, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
What really gets me is that these fools with titles, with the spiritual depth of a rain puddle think that they are original, groundbreaking, edgy, innovative, and revolutionary. Newsflash: the idea of an all inclusive god stew is not new; it is not groundbreaking, edgy, or even original. History is repeating itself, and the first sermon Jeremiah preached against Judah needs to be repeated within many a church today. We have found no injustice in God, yet have gone far from Him, following idols and becoming idolaters. We have defiled the house of God, and made His heritage an abomination. The priests do not say where is the Lord, those who handle the law do not know Him, the rulers transgress against Him, the prophets prophecy by Ball and walk after things that do not profit, yet we still cry aloud, God bless America!
We have so deceived ourselves as a nation that we are living with the expectation of blessing while a curse is upon us. We still beat the dull drum of prosperity while judgment is at the door. We continue to deny God, question His sovereignty, mock His omnipotence, dismiss His counsel and reject His nature, yet still have the audacity to not only expect, but demand that He arise and save us.
Jeremiah 2:27-28, “For they have turned their back to Me and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, ‘arise and save us.’ But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can and save you in the time of your trouble.”

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.


Anonymous said...

I take Prilosec for my acid reflux.

Awesomeman said...

You make a great point. Sometimes I wonder why He would bless this country as well, but I never lose hope that he will be able to see passed our faults, He is God, He is perfect, and He would be able to forgive our problems. You make a very good point though. I respect your view totally, and it does make sense.

Calvin Price
God Bless America Lyrics

Anonymous said...

Michael, thank you for being truthful to the American people. Along with your message, I was thinking of how we have made good bad, and bad things good. I think that is in the Bible but not sure where right off the top of my head.

Sometimes, as I watch the news and see the end times unfolding, I get anxious. Not nervous anxious, but hurry up anxious. I have actually said, "Lord, what is holding back your hand of judgement?" Then in the next breath I realize that if this hand of judgement falls, I will still be here experienceing it along with others. Then my prayer is, "Hold off Lord". I know God has been my keeper in the past and I'm sure he won't fail me in the future, but I don't think any of us can imagine what things will be like as judgement falls.

I look forward to your posts. They are much encouragment to me.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

way to go Micheal my thoughts exactly.

Sister in Christ, Mary

Anonymous said...

Amen. Amen. And AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Wow! the level of emotion is truly apparent. I agree with you in regards to God's promises to Israel. I have a few pertinent question:
- Are not the Palestinians also God's people? Is not Grace and Mercy also available for/to them as much as it is to all of us? Is it right or justified for those who proffess to be christians, to hate the Palestinian people?

Perhaps my most critical question is, should we stand by or acknowledge when the chosen nation does wrong? What shoud be our reaction (honestly)to injustice by Israel....


Anonymous said...

Dear Michael.

I agree with all that you write, and thank God that your focus is on pleasing Him rather than man. I hope and pray you will never change. It's to the point where you are the only pastor and teacher in whom I have total confidence. You are consistent and live what you preach, always based on the word of God. Please keep on feeding your sheep what they need!

Your sister in Christ,


Anonymous said...

Amen Brother Michael.

Sometimes I feel like I'm wading against the flow of a thick, muddy, debris filled river. And everyone I see is traveling with the current along the surface. They're making such good time and they're all looking at me as if I was insane for going the other way. It is good to hear you speak so plainly.
Yes indeed, the sifting has begun in earnest.

Mrs. Pugh

Anonymous said...

Blessings Mike.

I too had great difficulty with the concept of "God bless America" along with struggle's with blessing those who had caused me harm. Then I heard a Bible teacher state that "bless" meant to bring the person or situation in alignment with God's will. "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." From God's perspective it is a blessing, but from man's perspective it may appear to be a curse. Here is your quote from Genesis 12:2 along with Strong's definition of "bless".

Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Strong's H1288 - barak
1) to bless, kneel
a) (Qal)
1) to kneel
2) to bless
b) (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
c) (Piel) to bless
d) (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
e) (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
f) (Hithpael) to bless oneself
2) (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse

As you can see from the Hebrew, there is also the concept of submitting or kneeling along with one definition meaning "curse." This Bible teacher was stating that when our Congress stood on the steps and sang "God bless America" after 9/11, they were actually asking God to bring us into alignment with His will. In other words, requesting correction or judgment. Some will see this as a "blessing" while others will regard it as a "curse."

I am not fully convinced that this is the accurate interpretation. But it has sure made it easier to bless those who have done me harm.

Blessings, (No ill will intended - LOL!)


Anonymous said...

With tears I say thank you, and pray Yahweh continue to lead you.

Anonymous said...

Praise Yahshua!!

Although i believe the return of the King is at hand i would not speculate on how near. i will however with a heavy heart say that we are watching the last days of the USA as we have known it. The American dream is a fading memory and we will soon know first hand how those in third world nations live. Survival will be a struggle.

This nation has blown through red lights from Yahweh one after another and never thought to repent. We have as a nation declared war on Christ, we shake our fist at the Lord and dare HIM to respond. When we should have been on our faces begging HIS forgiveness after 9-11 we instead asked HIM to "God Bless America". When Katrina decimated the Gulf coast rather than cry out to HIM. We instead wanted to know what is the government going to do?

Our economy is in tatters the weather is one "act of God" after another. No business leader or politician is to be trusted. And still no repentance!

34000 sects and Denominations all clamoring a different "gospel" to try to boost "business"
Tickling ears and reluctant to confront the people in the assembly of their sin. Worried about their "Best Life Now" instead of holiness before their God.

What is left for a land who has turned from the light, which was so abundantly shown upon it?
I can forsee nothin except the hand of God as HE removes His protection from us.

Indeed. Be prepared for the coming days. Know that your only provision is in Christ. Trust in no man. Do not fear him who can take your life. Fear HIM who can cast your soul into Hell.

It is time to keep your lamps full of oil and be about your Fathers business.

Hisservant rich

Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Anonymous said...

Thank you my brother. I don't go to your church. I am at First Redeemer in Cumming, GA. However, the father of one of your members forwarded your letter to me and, the "frothy mouthed" naysayers not withstanding, every word was right on. Thank you and keep up the good work on behalf of our Savior. Not everyone will listen, perhaps not even most, but some will and will be convicted by your words and the Scriptures and turn back to the God of the Bible and to our Lord Jesus, Who is coming for us soon.
In Jesus,
Tommy Lawhorne

Anonymous said...

Perfectly said my brother!!!
I thought you were fairly gentle.
When speaking to save our eternal souls I don't think you can be too harsh. Thank you again for serving our God.

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, why should God Bless America?

God has blessed America for so long and is still merciful but people still reject his greatest gift his only begotten Son Jesus Christ and that is why such horrible things are going on in this nation!

Michael, continue to say it as it is!

Anonymous said...

Michael, remember in Matt. 13:24-30 where an enemy came and sowed weeds/tares in the brothers wheat field? The hired help was told not not pull up the weeds lest they also pluck up some wheat in the process, but nothing was said about not exposing the enemy for who he is. The enemy is clearly the great majority of the professional clergy of all denominations. We should call them what they are, impostors, phony disciples, spawn of hell sent to turn those seeking God down an easy, broad path that our fallen natures find so appealing. There is nothing genuine about them, they serve themselves and the god of this world and we should be less shy about calling them out, they are the enemy, not the tares. Blessings, Logan

Anonymous said...

Hi, Michael! Thanks for giving us the .truth , not just what our flesh may want to hear.I pray you stay faithful , obedient & grow in Christ.Pray the same for us. Don, lisa & dustin wilson~~~~~~In yesterday's paper there was an article about churches not signing marriage licenses , unless they can marry gays too. This is the so-called church speaking& it's speaking loud& clear.Sin is everywhere, especially the church.~~~

Anonymous said...

Can there be any doubt? The cry should be coming from the pulpits,


Anonymous said...

Thank-you dear brother in the Lord, for speaking the truth.. Just like the word Christian has become a cheap word. I know if I walk down my street which I live on a dead end street everyone would say they are Christian. Do they follow the true Living God, their actions say not...
Thank-you again for speaking truth...
Blessings & Shalo,
debbi r.

Anonymous said...

This is what I put in ZionsCRY Feb 3 upon reading Michael's 2 visions

The LORD gives visions to Michael Boldea, an honest and true man of GOD. Here are 2 of them I believe relate to NOW in Time.

Eagle and 3 Serpents

The Finger and FIST of GOD,

Excerpt from Michael's vision

Another serpent appeared, red and black diagonal stripes covering its body, and without hesitation struck out at the eagle's right wing, biting down, and refusing to release. After a momentary tug of war the serpent tore off flesh and feathers, leaving a large wound on the eagle's right wing. The second bite was much worse then the first, and for an instant the eagle was stunned. The second bite seemed to come from an unexpected place.

My commentary on that

Michael's vision of the eagle, America, and the 3 serpents. The first attack occurred 911. I believe Obama is the second serpent. The second serpent was black and red. Obama is called black, and he is a Communist/Marxist - red. His wife wore a black and red dress which made her look like a black widow spider.

He immediately bit down on America's RIGHT WING, the Christians.

His policies are bringing down the wrath, the FIST of GOD, on our land. Those of us who have not worshipped this O-beast are stunned. And wouldnt our own whitehouse, now a blackhouse, be truly an unexpected place for a Destroyer of America to come from?

And at any time, America could turn to the LORD and He would help us.

Anonymous said...

Bravo!! Well said brother! God bless you!


A Seed Sower said...

Just tell it how it is dear young
In regards to this land being filled with blood guilt, it surely is, and the blood of the innocents cries out to God. In regards to those being led to their death the Word says:

Proverbs 24:11-12
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; 12. If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Now the saddest thing here is that the church for the most part has turned her back on the death of the innocent. Just as the church in Germany for the most part turned its back to the crys of the Jews who were led to their slaughter.

Our prosperity is perishing, yet the false prophets keep on with their lying dreams and visions, hoping to yet fill their pockets with the mammon of faithful followers.

Many cried for changed and hail Obama as their Messiah...oh the blindness...They will live to mourn, for I believe that God is leading this country into a time of mourning...

His judgement has come upon us that we might seek Him and turn from our wicked ways....that we might receive Mercy, and in the day of our death be overcomers in Him.

I just watched a video that I posted on my blog of Muslim protestors chasing British police...the vile hatred in these people is self evident...there is no love of God in them, for they know not Christ...God Help America is what I pray...because soon our enemies will be chasing us...

God is Good and He is Faithful.May we cleanse our hands and purify our minds and repent of our wicked ways.
Helen B.-A Seed Sower