“The Holiday season is upon us in full swing so it’s time for my annual rant. I will keep this as short and sweet as possible. First of all it’s CHRISTmas! That’s the way I choose the spell the season, to put a bit of emphasis where it belongs. Now, I don’t insist that you celebrate it, nor do I insist that businesses recognize it, however, if a business wants my business during this season they better make it their business to celebrate The Reason for the season! Merry CHRISTmas! Now, to the religious fuddy-duddies who want nothing to do with this celebration of CHRIST’s Virgin Birth, the Mystery-filled Incarnation, the Wonderful Nativity of the Savior of the World, because a few pagan/heathen ancient symbols may have hitched a ride on our party, I say, grow up and deck the halls! Don’t you realize they are singing JOY TO THE WORLD and SILENT NIGHT in the malls? Don’t you get the fact that more folks will attend a church service this time of year than any other? SEIZE the season! Spread the JOY! Give gifts to the poor! Share the GOSPEL! Gather the Harvest! So, to the Scrooges and Grinches, fair warning, you’d best get out of my way, or I will run you over in my one-horse-open-sleigh! Have yourself a happy-holy, holly-jolly, very merry CHRISTmas!” – Myles Holmes
2 Types of Dangerous Churches
1) The Church that is Married to Culture. This group of believers is on a constant quest to be the coolest, hippest, most cutting-edge experience in town! the target, however, is moving!
2) The Church that is Married to Tradition. This could be mainline or evangelical, but they worship the god of “The way it’s always Been done here!” They can be extremely legalistic or the opposite, but nonetheless completely Pharisaical, the same spirit that had JESUS crucified!
The Positive Alternative is a Kingdom-Centered Church, Married to Christ and His Word, Biblically Faithful, touching their generation with timeless Truth. That provides the only true relevance!
It’s the morning after the morning after… a few things to keep in mind… the sun is still rising in the east…GOD is still GOD….JESUS is still LORD….the SPIRIT is still moving…the Church is still advancing… the Battle for Truth & Freedom is about to get thicker….prophecies are unfolding…GOD is still looking for servants filled with His Power…now is not the time to go AWOL…we are Soldiers of the Cross!
“The Colossal Battle for America’s Future is not lost, it rages on! GOD’s people are not discouraged, dismayed, or depressed! We are more determined than ever to stand for Truth, and fight on for Faith, Family, Freedom and the Flag! We recognize the real battle is spiritual, not political, and the weapons we fight with are not human in origin, but Mighty in GOD to pull down strongholds! Keep fighting, Saints!”
Before we have any clue as to the outcome of this election…. (and you should all know that I am fervently praying that we GET FIT WITH MITT & STOP THE LYIN’ WITH RYAN!) it must be restated that GOD’s will is not determined by elections. The peoples’ will is determined by elections. Consider that Hitler was democratically elected, certainly NOT GOD’s will. GOD’s people, Israel, demanded a King, despite GOD’s clear warning, and in direct rebellion to GOD’s plan, insisted and GOD gave in to THEIR will. Not everything that happens on this earth is GOD’s will. So, let’s steer clear of claiming “GOD’s will was done”, no matter what happens. Ultimately, in the long view of prophetic fulfillment, GOD will have the last Word.
DAY 1 of 40 DAYS ON THE MOUNTAIN;
(Fasting & praying for 40 days up to the election)
Pleading for America, Her Soul, Her Future and Her Children!
Seven Daily Crampons!
1. PARAMOUNT PRECEPT (GOD’s message from the mountains)
Exodus 34:29 Shine from the Mountain
2. PEAK PRAYER (response to God’s mountain message)
LORD, I pray that my FACE… my life, family, and my church will SHINE with the Power and Presence of Your Shekinah Glory!
3. PALACE PROMISE (GOD’s Word for our families)
Isaiah 8:18 “Here I am, and the children the LORD gave me.” I will not stop confessing this until I say it face to face to JESUS in Heaven!
4. PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION (US Presidents’ Declarations of Faith) “GOD has showered on this favored land blessings without number and He has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. May He Who holds in His Hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enable you, with your hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time the great charge that is committed to your keeping. The Bible is true. Upon that sacred volume I rest my hope for eternal salvation through the merits and blood of our blessed LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, hoping for a happy immortality through the atoning merits of Christ the Savior of the world.” President Andrew Jackson, 1837
5. PINNACLE PRINCIPLE (How to climb to the top and stay there!) Whatever your hands finds to do, do it with ALL your might! Ecc. 9:10
6. PROSPERITY PILLARS (Bible truths to bless your finances & business)
Whatever you do, do it all to the Glory of GOD! 1 Cor. 10:31
7. PRAISE POINT (Daily encouragement to give thanks in everything!)
“Thank You, GOD, that You are GOD, that I am not, and that I know the difference!”
Your pastor, friend & fellow climber,
“Note to NON-VOTERS!!! You have a 1000 and 1 reasons why you couldn’t be bothered to vote tomorrow…let me just say…when your freedoms have all been stripped away, when your liberty is nothing more than a distant memory, when your right to worship freely, work where you desire and spend your money as you please are all vanished… look yourself in the mirror and say….I DESERVE THIS!” -Myles Holmes-