After Jesus had been arrested He was brought before Pilate, the Roman Procurator who had legal jurisdiction over Jerusalem. By his word a condemned man could be set free or crucified. In questioning Jesus he asked Him what He had done to cause the religious leaders to demand He be put to death and if He were a king. Jesus responded by saying…
‘”My kingdom is not from the world.’ Then Pilate said to him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world— to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth’” (John 18:36-38 ESV)?
Jesus came to bear witness to the truth; that is, He came to testify to the truth. Generally, when one thinks of testifying he thinks of being in a courtroom, placed under oath, seated in a chair, then examined and cross-examined by being asked a series of questions. The purpose was to determine the truth. This is specifically why Jesus came into the world – to bear witness to the truth and expose the lies Satan has spoken into the ears of man ever since the Garden of Eden.
In essence, Satan put Truth on trial by attempting to convince man that Truth is what man says it is. This argument is attractive to fallen man because it allows him to engage in any type of behavior his body or mind craves regardless of how perverse or depraved it is with a clear conscience.
This type of thinking is vividly described in the book of Proverbs…
“This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I have done no wrong’” (Proverbs 30:20 ESV).
For man to believe lies and live his life based upon them is spiritual adultery for in doing so he has joined himself spiritually with Satan…
“for he (Satan) is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44 ESV).
When Jesus was crucified it was Satan’s attempt to kill the Truth once and for all. But Jesus’ resurrection from the dead bore witness, testified, that Jesus was…
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6 ESV).
And the Father brought the gavel down in the heavenly courtroom and declared Satan guilty of disguising lies as Truth.
For man that means it’s irrelevant how many people believe lies or how fervently they believe them, Truth is what God says it is. Period.
“It has come to my attention that United censors Live Action News, a pro-life organization, from internet access on your flights, but allows the pro-abortion sites of Planned Parenthood and NARAL to be accessed.
“That, in a word, is despicable.
“United has shown the murder, butchering, and harvesting of baby body parts is compatible with your values, but shining the light of truth upon organizations that practice this evil, won’t be tolerated.
“I don’t fly often so losing my business will have practically zero impact on United’s bottom line. So, when I tell you I will not fly United as long as you refuse to allow a pro-life perspective to be accessed on your flights, I know my this email will not be a cause of concern to you.
“But that’s not the point. Being a voice for the voiceless, for the innocent who are being offered up in sacrifice to the American Idol “Choice” is.”
In World magazine’s January 23th edition, their Roe v Wade edition, their feature article on abortion articulated this observation:
“Furthermore, most Americans did not view the CMP ( The Center for Medical Progress ) videos, and many barely heard of them. During one two-week period after the initial videos emerged, ABC, CBS, and NBC gave nearly three times more attention to the death of Cecil the Lion, shot by dentist Walter Palmer in Africa, than to the selling of organs from a few of the nearly 60 million unborn children aborted since 1973.”
That is scandalous, particularly in a nation that refers to itself as a Christian nation. As a nation we have proven by the outrage voiced by millions of Americans and the network news organizations that we care more about the death of a lion while the voice of those who attempt to expose the murder and butchering and harvesting of baby body parts for sale to the highest bidder by Planned Parenthood barely registers on the American conscience. Their voice is ignored or shouted down.
That needs to change – now. Every person in America, particularly those who call themselves Christian should feel obligated to find these videos and watch them. Given how graphic they are they will be difficult to watch. (If they’re not difficult for you to watch you need to check your pulse). But given the horror Planned Parenthood disguises as compassion Americans, particularly Christians, need to watch these videos so the truth can be known.
Then, you need to share these videos through whatever means you have available to you.
In honor of the 55 to 60 million little baby boys and girls that have been murdered at the hands of abortionists in America since 1973 when our government legally bowed the knee to the idol called “Choice”, I will be posting the videos, one at a time, that the Center for Medical Progress courageously created last year in an attempt to bring light into the satanic darkness in which abortionists in general and Planned Parenthood in particular live.
I encourage you, I implore you in the name of Jesus Christ to share these videos as many times as it takes to bring our nation back into the Light before it’s too late.
“Who, in their right mind, would sacrifice one of their children to an idol? The answer is: No one in their right mind would offer one of their children in sacrifice to an idol. But, fallen man is frequently not in his right mind in the sense that he believes lies which contradict reality, which is what insanity is: believing lies rather than the truth.” – Terry L Brown, “An American Idol”
Once, as I was reading my Bible I came across a verse I had read many times before. The verse is Proverbs 18:14…
“The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but as for a broken spirit who can bear it” (Proverbs 18:14 NASU)?
But as I read it the Holy Spirit impressed upon me that sin has not simply made man sick and in need of comfort and soothing words of encouragement or even a sermon every Sunday, all of which might perhaps make life bearable as one walks through a time of spiritual drought, but sin has badly broken the spirit within man by breaking his relationship with his Creator, God. And it quickly becomes apparent that it takes something more than loving actions and soothing words of one’s fellow Christian brothers and sisters or even the actions and soothing words of a pastor to put broken spirits, which result in broken people, back together again. We can be as loving as we know how to be and speak only positive, encouraging words, but the brokenness of those around us remains. Why? Because all too often our actions and words are missing something. And it’s that “something” that I want to tell you about so we can put broken spirits and broken people (including ourselves) back together again.
As I was mediating upon Proverbs 18:14 something I thought of as weird came to my mind. (That happens from time to time as I’m reading the Bible or praying or just thinking about God.) What was weird was a picture I felt the Holy Spirit was putting in my head; it was a picture of Humpty Dumpty. Yes, Humpty Dumpty; not exactly what I would normally call a highly spiritual thought, but as it turned out it was a spiritual thought.
As the picture of Humpty Dumpty came to my mind so did the words to the nursery rhyme associated with him…
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
“And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
“Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
When this picture and rhyme came to my mind I could not figure out why God would show this to me. What has Humpty Dumpty falling off a wall and getting broken got do with me or other broken people?
But as I was thinking about this, what I felt the Holy Spirit telling me was: “Creation is broken; people are broken and they are looking in all the wrong places to heal their brokenness.” I thought, “I don’t understand”. The Holy Spirit said, “Read the words again.”
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
“And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
“Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
What came to me was the fact that horses don’t fix things so of course they could not put Humpty back together again. But the king’s men should be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. But the rhyme tells up they could not either.
When you think about it Humpty Dumpty is a pretty sad story. He is broken and no one can fix him. And that is when the Holy Spirit said to me: “Just like you. You’re broken and you look for the king’s horses and the king’s men to fix you, but they cannot.”
So I thought, “Who are the king’s horses and the king’s men?” That’s when the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the fact that someone was missing in this nursery rhythm and that “someone” was the king. He is nowhere to be seen. We know he exists because Humpty Dumpty is surrounded by his horses and men, but he is not in the picture.
Folks, we are Humpty Dumpty. We put ourselves in dangerous spiritual situations (The Wall) by the choices we make and the company we keep. The Apostle James tells us…
“But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:14-15 ESV).
Let us not lie to one another or to ourselves. We know what our weaknesses are, yet we willingly put ourselves on a wall, that is, in situations where we can easily fall and be broken. We know if a show or movie we are watching is creating an evil desire within us; we know if walking in front of a bar will entice us to drink; we know if entering a home where drugs are we will take drugs. We know we will fall. We know we are going to be broken. We know. Yet, like Humpty Dumpty, we do it anyway.
The Bible also warns us about the company we keep. It says…
“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33 NASU).
Who you hang around with matters – a lot. We are all influenced more than we will admit by the company we keep. We want to fit in and if that means drinking or taking drugs or engaging in sexual relationships outside of marriage, we willingly climb up on a wall praying that we don’t fall off and hurt ourselves or others.
But we do fall. And we break – again. And once again we cry out for someone to put us back together, to heal our brokenness. But only the king can do that and he is not in the picture. Instead, we rely on “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men”.
What does that mean? What does it mean to rely on the king’s horses and the king’s men?
In the Bible horses are most often associated with warfare. Armies trusted in their strength and speed to overpower their enemies. The army with the most horses usually won the war, but not always.
When Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt after having been slaves there for over 400 years, Pharaoh, the king of Egypt who had at first told the Israelites to leave his country as fast as they could because of the plagues God had poured out on Egypt, changed his mind about letting them go and gathered his army together to go get them and bring them back. We are told…
“Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon” (Exodus 14:9 NASU).
This of course frightened the Israelites because they had no horses at all and no army. Plus, they did not even have the option of running away because the Red Sea was in front of them. All they could do was watch as Pharaoh’s army ran toward them on horses. They knew they were going to be enslaved again. They feared their lives as slaves, as broken people, was going to continue. But God had other plans.
Listen to what Moses tells the Israelites…
“Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent” (Exodus 14:13-14 NASU).
It was then that God parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could go through it on dry ground. But when Pharaoh’s army, including his horses and chariots tried to do the same thing God caused the Red Sea to return to normal drowning Pharaoh’s army along with his horses.
My point is that while horses are useful and often give an advantage in warfare, to blindly rely on them is foolish. The Bible tells us…
“A horse is a false hope for victory; nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength” (Proverbs 21:31 NASU).
I think what the Holy Spirit was telling me by all this is that the king’s horses in Humpty Dumpty symbolize our natural strength and abilities to overcome things in our lives by our willpower. We think if we just stand up straight, tighten our muscles, and determine in our minds “I won’t drink, I won’t take drugs, I won’t look at pornography, I won’t swear, I won’t gossip, I won’t…” whatever it is that enslaves you we will be successful in winning the war going on inside of us. But do we? If we are honest we have to admit that we fail time after time and our brokenness remains. Why? Because “all the king’s horses”; that is, all the strength and willpower we possess cannot put us back together again. Oh, we might succeed for a little while, but Satan is relentless when it comes to attacking us and sooner or later our willpower, if that is all we rely on, will be overcome by our desires. We find ourselves still slaves to sin. We begin to realize that willpower alone will not save us; it will not put us back together again; we will remain broken.
So, what do we do? We turn to the king’s men. If the king’s horses cannot put us together again then perhaps the king’s men can. Who are these men?
I believe they symbolize pastors, preachers, prophets, elders, and leaders in the church. That may seem strange because is it not these men God has chosen to use to bring healing and salvation to a lost and sinful world, to put broken people back together again? Yes, but no pastor, no preacher, and no prophet, can heal the brokenness of anyone as long as the king is not in the picture.
The prophet Jeremiah lived during a time in Judah’s history when the nation was about to be destroyed by the Babylonian army because the Jews had forsaken the Lord and began worshipping false gods. Judah was on the verge of national extinction. As individuals they were broken people and their nation was about to fall off the wall, so to speak, and be broken right along with them.
So how did the prophets and priests seek to heal this situation, this spiritual brokenness? Did they look to God who was in actuality their King regardless of which man sat on the throne? No. Instead Jeremiah tells us,
“For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:13-14 NASU).
The word “peace” used here is the Hebrew “Shalom”. It is a word that means “completeness, wholeness”. It is the very opposite of brokenness.
What Jeremiah was saying is that the religious leaders – all the king’s men – were telling the people everything was just fine between them and God, that their brokenness was not real and that as soon as they realized that, the guilt and pain they were experiencing would go away.
Humpty Dumpty was being told words he wanted to hear by the king’s men, but he was not being told the truth so his brokenness remained. And his pain and his guilt would return continually to remind him that he was broken even though he was being told he was healed – just like what happens to us when we turn to pastors or preachers or teachers or prophets that lie to us and tell us things we want to hear rather than the truth, religious leaders that claim to speak for the King, but in reality do not even know Him.
Lies are Satan’s drug of choice because they numb the pain of the truth of our brokenness and he has many people who will dispense this drug Sunday after Sunday as people come to get their “fix” from all the king’s men who do not truly know the King.
That is why “all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.” The King is not part of their world though they like to brag they know Him and speak for Him. But He is nowhere around.
Our brokenness is only healed when it is the King who does the healing. There is a story in the book of Acts that tells of Peter and John going into the temple one day and a lame beggar, seeing them, asked them for money. Peter replied to him…
“‘I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!’ And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God” (Acts 3:6-8 ESV).
This naturally caused quite a stir. And just like us the people who had seen the miracle wanted to get a close look at who had performed it. When Peter noticed this he said…
“Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. And his (Jesus’) name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:12-13, 16 ESV).
Notice the lame man was put back together again; his brokenness was healed when the King was brought into the picture. This is what was missing in the Humpty Dumpty rhyme. And this is what is missing in our lives so much of the time.
We rely on horses – that is our own strength and willpower – to heal our brokenness until we realize…
“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31 NASU).
“The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue” (Psalm 33:17 ESV).
Try as we might we cannot heal ourselves. So we turn to others who claim to speak for the king who will tell us things we want to hear, but we discover that the lies they speak may make us feel good and mask the pain of our brokenness for a while, but the truth of our brokenness always surfaces and we hurt more and more. We begin to think it will never get better, we will always be broken and in pain; depression sets in because we have lost all hope and life has become a living hell.
What we discover is that we can choose our sins, but God chooses our consequences. What we learn is that God has a reason for allowing the pain of our brokenness to become so great we can no longer ignore it.
Listen to an encounter Jesus had with a man near a pool in Jerusalem who had been an invalid for 38 years.
“One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed’” (John 5:5-6 ESV)?
Does that not seem like a strange question? What person who has been sick 38 years would not want to be healed?
But the question is not as strange as it seems. Some of us say we want to be healed from drugs or alcohol or from addictions or from immoral lifestyles, but the truth is there is a part of us that enjoys partying or indulging our minds or bodies in lust and sexual immorality. We may hate ourselves in the morning, but we love our sins at night. I think it is even possible to pray for healing while hoping God will not answer the pray because we enjoy the thrill sin gives us, even if it is just for a brief moment.
Listen to the way the Amplified Bible translates these verses in John we just read.
“There was a certain man there who had suffered with a deep-seated and lingering disorder for thirty-eight years. When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, ‘Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well]’” (John 5:5-6 AMP)?
Are you really serious about getting well, about healing your brokenness? Or do you enjoy – at least a little – the attention and sympathy you get from others as you wallow in self-pity. Hey, I include myself in this.
As human beings we crave attention – and love. But we have discovered the world does not care about us, does not love us. And even more tragically all too often our own families do not care about us and do not love us. We begin to think we are worthless, except to be used and abused. So we begin to numb the pain anyway we can, including blaming others for what is wrong in our lives. We have the “Humpty Dumpty was pushed” syndrome.
So, God allows the pain and brokenness to become so bad that it becomes obvious to us that “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men” cannot put us back together again.
That is when Jesus comes to us and says: “Do you want to become well? Are you really serious about getting well?” It is then that we will say “Yes”, and mean it.
If you want to get well, if you want to heal your brokenness, you have to invite the King into your life. You have to ask Jesus to come into your heart and lay your brokenness at His feet when He enters in.
Listen to Psalm 51:17…
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise” (NASU).
Thankfully, God does not ask us to bring our wholeness to Him, because we do not have any. Rather, He wants our brokenness so He can mold and shape us into the persons He created us to be.
Jesus will take your brokenness if you are serious about getting well and heal you. If you cry out to Him, to the King in heaven, He will silence the angels to hear your voice. Then we will be able to sing a new song that goes like this…
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
“And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
“Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
“But there’s one who can
“When He enters the scene,
“For He’s no mere man,
“He is Jesus – the King.”
“Reason is one of the first causalities someone or some nation experiences when under God’s judgment.”
Pathetic, absolutely pathetic! Another example of how our culture is not only embracing sin on a national level, but using the power and prestige of companies that once epitomized wholesomeness to applaud those who openly and proudly practice sexual perversion thereby desensitizing the ability of some to recognize the difference between right and wrong and good and evil. Where there use to be shame there is now pride.
Make no mistake. Our nation is under God’s judgment. We have begun to reap the consequences of that judgment in the form of a President who is doing everything in his power, and even beyond his power, to transform our government into his personal kingdom. And as his time as President comes closer to ending his flagrant disregard for the Constitution will grow exponentially. He has begun the year by attacking the 2nd Amendment by Executive Order and by pulling on the heartstrings of those foolish enough to believe his motive is pure by weeping. When I saw that hypocrisy I wanted to throw up. Ironically, the longer Obama is in office the more needed the right for Americans to keep and bear arms becomes.
We now have a national debt that will bring this nation to its knees and allow our enemies to, at the very least, influence our leaders to make decisions that will be more and more favorable to our rising masters and less and less favorable to the welfare of the American people.
God’s judgment is also seen by Obama and his cronies first feminizing, then homosexualizing the military. Women, while certainly suited for some military roles, were never meant to be combatants in war. And the open inclusion of practicing homosexuals in the military is simply further evidence of a nation’s rebellion against God.
In the last year America dramatically demonstrated that her leaders are morally corrupt on a scale never before so publicly seen. Planned Parenthood (Murder, Inc) was exposed as not only the killers they are, but the barbarians they are. A series of graphic videos gave incontrovertible evidence that Planned Parenthood planned the murder of unborn boys and girls with the intent of butchering them in a way that would guarantee the greatest chance of harvesting their organs to sell to unscrupulous companies under the guise of using them to alleviate some of man’s medical afflictions. That is stunning hypocrisy.With the evidence of Planned Parenthood’s barbarism literally a click away any rational person would have expected our leaders to defund Planned Parenthood. This Evil Empire receives over $500 million dollars every year from your federal tax dollars. And our leaders had the opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood, but refused. This proves the majority of our leaders aren’t rational and further proves America is under God’s judgment. Reason is one of the first causalities someone or some nation experiences when under God’s judgment.
Further, our money testifies against us. With every piece of money we use to purchase whatever we want or need we proclaim: “In God We Trust”. But in today’s America that is a lie. Our nation doesn’t rely upon God. She relies upon man’s power and technology, both of which will be consigned a place in the fires of hell.
Polls show that as the Presidential election draws closer the main concerns Americans have are with terrorism and the economy; social issues such as abortion and homosexuality barely register on the charts. This is very telling. While terrorism and the economy are extremely important issues to deal with they pale in comparison to the moral issues. That’s because the rise of terrorism and an economy on the brink of catastrophic collapse are the result of a nation that has not only turned its back of God, but slapped Him in the face. And as long as sin is ignored or worse, embraced, applauded, and legalized by America the problems of terrorism and the economy will never be overcome.
History has shown that God will use nations more evil than themselves to punish them with devastating consequences. The ancient nations of Israel and Judah, God’s Chosen Nations, give vivid evidence of this to any who wish to prove it for themselves.
It is entirely possible that God, if America does not repent and turn back to Him, will use ISIS or another terrorist group to inflict upon us a blow that will be much greater than 9/11. And we will have no one to blame but ourselves. After all it was the American public that elected Obama to the Presidency, not once, but twice. And that is the greatest evidence America is under God’s judgment.