Truth in Uncertain Times

At this writing, President Trump is about to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, at the White House. After that meeting, President Trump will be flying to the Middle East and Southern Europe. He will meet with the King of Saudi Arabia, the Pope, and the leadership of Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

This is a critical meeting since Russia has signed a pact with Turkey (Togarmah) and Iran (Persia).

I call your attention to the 2,500 year old prophet Ezekiel…

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet…” ~ Ezekiel 38:1-5 (NKJV)

Notice that Russia (Prince of Rosh), to the town of Togarmah (Turkey) and Persia (Iran) are listed as initiating a war which includes the invasion of Israel.

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I have repeatedly alerted the people at Abba’s House and our worldwide partners and audience about what was rising in the Middle East.

Contrary to Russia’s so-called involvement with the election, Putin has been moving on the Middle East, having a presence now in Syria for the first time in history.

President Putin, after cutting a deal with the Obama/Clinton administration that dealt away 20% of the uranium (a key component for atomic reactor and nuclear weapon development) resources of America to Russia (and subsequently Iran), the Clinton Foundation received at least $35 million from a Russian controlled company. Furthermore, Bill Clinton received $500,000 to speak at a meeting arranged by the bank that handled the deal.

The conspiracy of a socialist/liberal press and the agenda of Obama/Clinton was betrayed when Putin struck a more nationalist tone, and has now embraced a philosophy that challenges the globalist agenda of the left. For this reason, Hillary Clinton, had she been elected, would have probably engaged a limited war with Russia.

The double-cross included an effort to overthrow Erdoğan in Turkey and Assad in Syria. Erdoğan took over our air force base in Incirlik, Turkey for two weeks, including our nuclear arsenal housed there. This went largely unreported by the media.

The Quixotic Democrats, main stream media, and entertainment liberal-elites are all convinced of their own diatribe, and distracted by their “Trump stole the election using Russia interference” narrative. This has caused much of America to be deceived by the press with its phony talking-points and false propaganda.

While North Korea, Iran, Russia, and Turkey have combined armies of 3 ½ million soldiers, our legislators are “tilting with windmills” as the Don Quixotes of the 21st century.

Truth may not be popular or politically correct, but I have made the decision to give our partners, friends, and viewers the exactly that… the truth. For the last three weeks, we have broadcast a message I brought some months ago warning of this scenario. Each week, the internet level has increased. The public is being stirred from its slumber, and is beginning to see the deception that is playing out before our very eyes.

Blog_AtlantisListen my friend, destruction is coming to Damascus and parts of Iran. This Ezekiel 38 war is not Armageddon; it precedes the rebuilding of the temple as described in Ezekiel 40 and following. You must have this message contained in my books The Hiram Code and the Unraveling of America. You must stand in the truth, for we will be victorious.

Please get this knowledge so you can understand the times. Make no mistake… the church will triumph and our King will return. Until that day, we are under orders from our Commander, Jesus Christ, Who said, “Occupy until I come.”

We are an occupation force in a hostile culture.

Do not be afraid.

Be informed.

Be prayerful.

Be faithful.

Be expectant.

 

Be blessed,
Pastor Ron

The Rebirth of the House of Togarmah

There are events taking place in this world that no one is discussing. While our national media has us transfixed on their agenda and what THEY deem important, the pieces and players are moving into place, setting the stage for potential last days events.

Watch Part 2 of The House of Togarmah here (see my May 1 post for Part 1), and get informed about what is going on beneath the surface of world events.

Breaking News: We’re MONITORING the Situation

Imagine, if you will…

You are in a bank standing at the counter, filling out a deposit slip. All of a sudden, armed men burst through the doors screaming, “Everybody get on the floor… This is a stick-up!!!”

As you drop to the floor terrified, you look over at a security guard who is standing about 6 feet away, seemingly quite indifferent.

“DO SOMETHING!!!” you frantically whisper.

“Oh, I’m not a security guard… I’m a security monitor,” he calmly explains. “I only notify people if there’s a robbery.”

You are dumbfounded. The person on the floor next to you is dumbfounded. Even the robbers themselves are visibly confused.

The security monitor continues, still collected and unwavering…

“There’s a robbery.”

That sounds funny, and for any of you who watch much TV, you know what I just described is a popular commercial by the company LifeLock.

Now…

Monitor 4While that commercial is quite humorous in its absurdity, it actually goes a long way to describe life in most churches. As the Pastor of the same church for almost 40 years (and others before that), I have seen it all, and I’ve seen this type of thing more often than I care to admit. People who attend the church. They are there for worship, maybe for Sunday School (or LifeGroups), they take advantage of the good will and resources that the church offers. And…

They criticize. Wow… do they criticize!

But the problem is, while they are there physically, their heart is not there. They are not invested in the life of the church. Sure, they may utilize what the church freely offers, however…

  • They complain about the music and worship, because it is not their style, yet don’t use their talents to try to initiate positive change (play an instrument, join the choir, etc.).
  • They complain about the manner in which the church spends its time, money, and resources, yet don’t tithe or give regularly.
  • They complain about how kids act during the service, yet do nothing to try to mentor or sow into the life of the next generation (be a youth volunteer, work in children’s church or the nursery, etc.)
  • They attend for years and stay on the fringes, but never invest their lives through time, energy, giving, or even membership.

Monitor 1They are the church monitors. They sit in the stands, but never participate on the field. They are quick to describe what everyone else is doing wrong, while offering no solutions. They are the armchair quarterbacks of Sunday morning, ready to pounce at the first sign of imperfection. Complaining is their modus operandi, and the fact they are criticizing something — anything — in most cases, simply means they have a pulse.

Abraham Lincoln once said…

He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help.

As a pastor, I am much more likely to listen to the concerns (and even criticisms) of a person who has proven themselves faithful to the Kingdom; someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty for the cause of Christ. Someone who I know voices concerns for the betterment of the body, not simply because they just like the sound of their own voice.

Think about what Paul told the Romans…

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to
offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—
this is your true and proper worship. ~ Romans 12:1

Jesus made clear what it takes to be one of His disciples…

“Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me.” ~ John 12:26

Jesus led by example, and invested His life for the redemption of humanity…

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” ~ Mark 10:45

For some, the cause of Christ has led to imprisonment and even death. However, for most of us, following Christ will — at worst — only lead to social discomfort or some form of inconvenience. It seems to me, in light of all Jesus gave for us, that we should be willing to give no less than all for Him.

Investing ourselves in the life of a church, His body.

Taking the time to be a part of the solution instead of just pointing out the problems.

Following His commands in giving and helping the poor and in need.

Christ1We have to get over ourselves. We have to look beyond the end of our own noses. We have to think, the next time we feel inconvenienced, that hanging on a cross was probably a pretty BIG inconvenience — especially for the Creator of the universe.

So…

Put down your self-appointed title of monitor. Find a church, be a member, and get plugged in. Throw your time and resources into making a difference, in this world and the next.

To use a phrase from another commercial (for the Army)…

DON’T just “be all that YOU can be”…

Be all that He has called you to be, and can be through
His power and anointing.

Have a great week!

Pastor Ron

A Word and a Warning

Our world is becoming increasingly perilous. While our attention is diverted to places like North Korea and the halls of Congress, things are happening in the Middle East that the world at large is ignoring.

I invite YOU…

Watch this word, The Rebirth of the House of Togarmah Part 1 now…

 

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what
the will of the Lord is. ~ Ephesians 5:15-17

Brother of The King

There was a little boy named Rick.

As a young child, his father abandoned his mother. With no income and unable to support her family, Rick’s mother had to put him and his brothers in an orphanage.

Some time later, Rick’s mother remarried a man whose name was Vernon. One day as Rick and his brothers were at the orphanage, a fancy car pulled up, and they were informed that they were there for Rick and his brothers. The car left the orphanage, and a short time later pulled up in front of a mansion…

Graceland.

As they passed through the gates of the world-famous home of Elvis Presley, the car came to a stop, and upon passing through the doors, they were greeted by “The King” himself.

“I always wanted a little brother, and now I have three”, they were told as the six-year-old Rick and his two brothers were met by their famous half-sibling. You see, Rick’s mother had married Elvis’s father.

The next morning, they discovered a yard filled with toys, bicycles, and gifts, and they ran with joy from one item to another, amazed to find themselves in such a home.

From an orphanage to the mansion of “the king”, this story reminds me of one we should all relate to — one of another King…

Jesus is “not ashamed to call us brethren.”  He is our Brother and Companion.  He has made us sons, and so all that He has is ours.  We are God’s children and are therefore recipients of His love.  All this is possible because He was willing to be a “perfect” Savior…

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. ~ Hebrews 2:10

The perfect means “complete.”  Jesus was willing to do all that had to be done to give us complete salvation.  He came to lead a new family home to glory. All of the resources of Heaven are available to us as children of the King, and co-heirs of Jesus.

I don’t know about you, but I think that is Good News worth sharing!

This week…

I will be joining Pastor Ronnie Phillips, Jr. at the RPMI Wilderness Conference in Chatsworth, GA. I hope you will join us for this powerful event. Damon Thompson, Eric Clark, and other will be with us. It all starts tonight (4-27), and runs through Sunday night (4-30). If you can’t be with us in person, you can watch it online on the RPMI Facebook page.

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Resurrection Day Thoughts (Thank You)

The dust has finally settled from a very busy Holy Week, and things have finally slowed down a bit as I share a few thoughts.

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Easter of 2017 was  wonderful day! From spending time with church family (and seeing a lot of new faces) to spending time with family and friends as we worshiped together, laughed, ate, and celebrated with thanksgiving and grateful hearts the gift of salvation and the hope that resurrection brings, Easter was a very special day this year.

WorshipWhile we gathered to celebrate Jesus, and the victory that He won over the devil, death, Hell, and the grave, we were reminded that His victory did not come without cost or consequence. Courage, sacrifice, humility, meekness, and lowliness of heart are all attributes at the ready for all who would follow Him. While I am eternally grateful for the sacrifice He made — the only sacrifice by which we can hope to be saved — my gratitude runs deep as well for the people of God and the obedience and diligence which they exhibited on this most Holy day.

I would like to thank all of those who helped care for the dozens of children who came to the house of the Lord on Easter (and every Sunday); folks who forego the experience of worship and teaching in order to minister to the upcoming generation of infants, toddlers, and small children, and take care of their needs with joy and love.

I thank all of the men and women who greeted people with smiles and kindness, assisted visitors, gave directions to those not familiar with our campus, and who diligently walked the parking area throughout the service, making sure things stayed safe and secure.

Abba's House busI thank all of those who volunteered on the Abba’s House bus, and provided a reliable and safe way for the underprivileged of our city to get to and from church to hear the Good News of Jesus’ love.

Vol 3I thank the dozens of volunteers who sacrificially gave of their time during the weeks before Easter; making phone calls, handing out water bottles and invitations at ball games, recreation parks, and places of business, and giving a smile to a stranger in need — inviting friends and strangers to join us on Easter.

I want to thank all of the musicians and singers who led us in worship, and helped create an atmosphere in which the King of Glory was exalted and glorified.

I want to thank all those in our bookstore, who served with joy, and provided refreshments to let us feel just a little bit more at home.

I want to thank all of those who volunteered as support and technical staff, who kept everything running smoothly so the rest of us could see and hear, and enjoy His presence undistracted, not just in the House, but across the world.

I want to thank every member of Abba’s House for making a welcome and inviting place for our guests.

I want to thank our entire staff who worked tirelessly to provide all of our volunteers with the support they needed, and who worked as a team to make the day a very special one.

Abba's House Med WideI want to thank Pastor Ronnie Phillips, Jr for joining me on stage as we shared from our hearts the message God had given both of us for day, and who ministers beside me with an anointing and heart for people.

Last but not least, I want to thank all who joined us — if even for the first time — in the House or online. I hope you came with an expectation, and left with a sense of the greatness and glory of the Most High God. I pray that your life was touched for eternity through our time together, and that it will not be the last time; that you will choose to join us again and become a part of the family we call Abba’s House.

You are ALWAYS welcome at Abba’s House!

God bless!
Pastor Ron