Archive for January 2013

Ripping Up the Constitution

January 22, 2013

How important is the Constitution of the United States to you? How important are the moral principles that enforce this document? When morality flies out the window, then there is no moral obligation to follow the United States Constitution. That is where we are today. We are in the dilemma of watching our Constitution being cut up and destroyed before our eyes.

On CNN during the New Years Eve telecast for the bringing in of the New Year, 2013; apparently the host and hostess of the show put on a show of their own. The hostess began to do a simulated oral sex act on the host, but nobody seemed to care the days following that exhibition. Yet, when a sportscaster goes a little gaga over Miss Alabama as was reported; he has to apologize for his behavior. Which was worse, the sex act simulation or the man reacting a little to seeing a beautiful woman? I did not see either, so I am relying on the reports, but this is a country turned upside down in priorities.

We are at the point in this country that we ignore behavior that would not have been tolerated 50 years ago, and castigate others who do something inappropriate that is not under the heading of politically correct. This is all about priorities. Politically correct behavior must be accepted, and all other offensive behavior must be put down. Never mind that it is natural for a heterosexual male to react in some form to a beautiful woman. Because heterosexuality is not politically correct, it must be repressed: homosexuality must be celebrated. The host of the CNN event is apparently gay.

In my book, God is speaking and says, “Know this: the United States is being totally placed into the hands of the spirit of Nebuchadnezzar. It already controls the White House. The government of this country is being brought into total subjection to this new dictator. All of this nation’s leaders will do him obeisance. This country will be completely stripped of its constitutional customs. Its laws will be ignored, ripped up, and discounted. This must continue until the time of my judgment reaches its full end. Any effort to overthrow the tyranny that is coming will be frustrated and cannot prosper.”

What is going on today? An effort is being made to suppress gun use and in reality to take guns away from the average American although no politician is going to admit that at this point in time. This is in total opposition to what the Constitution guarantees, but when a society has lost its moral footing; why bring the Constitution into the discussion?  Most Democrats would like to keep the 2nd Amendment out of the discussion hoping no one will notice they want to skirt around (i.e. ignore) it. All of this is following exactly what I wrote in my book 3½ years ago. The Constitution will be ignored, ripped up, and discounted.

The worst thing is; they will succeed in all their efforts to remove our Constitutional guarantees. That is what God says, and we are watching it happen before our eyes. Why? Because we have turned away from God as the one true leader of our country and made government our god. We ignore God and his laws, and let men who run our government dictate where we can pray and what the states can and cannot do, even though the Constitution clearly gave the states protection from the dictates of the federal government in the 10th Amendment. All power not given to the federal government in the Constitution is reserved for the states. Today, we can all see that the states have no rights and autonomy from the federal government. The Constitution has been totally ignored.

If you want to save the Constitution, then you and all those around you must put God back into his place as our spiritual leader. We in this country have turned away from God; chased any mention of him from the public arena, and yet expect that without him we can keep our freedoms. Our forefathers understood that without God at the top, there is no document that can protect us from ourselves. Satan knows how to deal with men who do not have God there to lead them in the right direction. Satan loves control, and that is what he does. He controls men to bring control over everybody else. We are watching this entire plan being fulfilled today by him. He controls the White House, and the White House is going to keep doing everything it can to destroy our Constitutional freedoms and bring in a tyranny God has been warning us about these last few years. The people of this country need to wake up before it becomes too late. There is very little time left to stop our remaining rights from being removed.

Note: All my future posts  will be posted at charlesbrannan.com. The website is under construction at the present and will soon be ready. Its appearance will be vastly different from what you can see right now. 

The Grasshopper Complex

January 6, 2013

Moses sent 12 spies into  Canaan to spy out the land. They went throughout that land and brought back fruit to show the people how prosperous was the land. Nevertheless they brought back an evil report saying, “We came into the land where we were sent, and surely it flows with milk and honey. Here is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and very great. Moreover, we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the south, and the Hittites,  Jebusites and Amorites dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and by the coast of Jordan…We are not able to go up against those people; for they are stronger than us…The land through which we have searched eats up its inhabitants; and all the people we saw in it are of great stature. And we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come from the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so were we in their sight. (Numbers 13: 27-29, 31-33)

God promised Israel he would give them the land of Canaan. However, ten of those spies saw those giants and became fearful. They began wondering how they could defeat such a people. They took their eyes off of God and looked at their circumstances. They had a grasshopper complex. They were too small and weak to take on such an enemy. Today, we have a church that considers itself too small and too weak to stand up to the United States government taking away its responsibilities. When will God’s people ever learn that God backs up his promises?

During the last century, the government has made great inroads on what used to be the church’s domain. The government has become the number one charity giver to the poor. The government has become the number one educator of this country’s children. The government has been kicking the church out of the public sector without hardly a whimper from the church. What happened to God’s church? Why have they let this happen? With the decrease of the responsibilities of the church, the U.S. government has grown larger. They have filled the void the church left when it decided to let the government take over the things it was doing when this country was founded. What a mess this has created for us all.

In 1913, a lot of things happened that changed the course of this country. I will not go over what happened then here, but the foundation was laid for the nightmare that we are going through now. The IRS would later come into existence and begin threatening churches with taking away the tax-exempt status it enjoys today (if you can call it enjoyable). The Church became afraid to stand up to anything the government did after this event to protect its status. It showed it valued money more than God’s word by doing this, and even the mighty CBN is afraid to lose this status. Could we say that these churches and organizations are worshipping a false god?

God demands faith. “Without faith, it is impossible to please him.” (Heb. 11: 6) Where is the church’s faith? Where was Israel’s faith? Israel looked, and the church looks today at their circumstances, saying “We are not able to go up against those people (this government); for they are stronger than us.” “I  can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) Notice, the word says, strengthens me.” God gives us the power through Jesus to stand up and overpower a repressive government that has filled the void the church left in the first place. It is time for the Church to stand up. It is time for the Church to stop seeing themselves as grasshoppers. When are they going to do this?

What is the solution? The Church needs to stop letting the IRS dictate what, when or where it can say anything political. It needs to take back our schools and allow our children to pray in them. It needs to search high and low for those in need and let them know there is a God who will meet their need instead of depending on the government. It needs to help educate those in need and help the unemployed find work. It needs to take back what the enemy has stolen.  Jesus preached the Gospel not through words only, but by healing the sick and delivering all that were oppressed by the devil. He did it through a manifestation of power. Note: (If you want your congregations to grow, try adding this to your services and ministries).  Is the Church doing that today? Some are, but most are not. Most do not even believe in the power of God.

Our government is only going to get larger and more oppressive with an absent church. More and more of our rights are going to disappear, and more and more immorality will reign with no check from the Church to stop our fatal moral decline. God has been very patient with us over many decades, but his patience has now run out. Watch what happens these next four years if this nation’s churches do not wake up.

The Church Under Attack

January 1, 2013

1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” The government is going to begin its attack on the Church in the United States. Of course, there have already been some attacks. The Catholic Church has been fighting one such battle. However, these attacks are going to increase; and you will certainly see the conflict that will arise between the government and the church with the Health Care law taking full effect.

Is this a battle the church will win? No, the church cannot win until God sends it through a refining fire to cleanse out all that is rotten within the church. “But who can abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears? Because, he is like a refiners fire; one who washes everything clean…he shall purify the sons of Levi (his church), and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.” (Malachi 3: 2-3) How can the Lord prepare his church for the judgment that comes on the nations of the world? There is only one way: purge out the unfruitful members of the church and the dross from the lives of the others which holds them back who survive the fire. The members of God’s true church must be cleansed from the sins that overpower them today, so they can be a beam of light to shine out to the lost in the world that are caught up in God’s judgment on the nations.

Today, God’s church is ill prepared for such an attack. When will this attack occur? I have not heard God say anything specific, but it is my feeling this attack will be during these next two years and beyond. But first God is doing what he says in his word, and that is judgment begins at his house.  After that, he will begin to punish those who have attacked his church and will deal with the nations; especially the United States and Europe.  “He cried in my ears with a loud voice saying, ‘Cause them (angels) that have charge over the city to draw near; even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand… Go through the midst of the city…and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done in their midst.’ And to the others (other angels) he said in my hearing, ‘Go, and follow that angel through the city and smite: do not spare any or have any pity. Slay the young and the old, both maidens and little children and women: but do not go near any man on whom has had my mark placed on them. Begin at my sanctuary (the church)!’” (Ezekiel 9:1, 4-6)

You can see from these verses in Ezekiel that God ordered his judgment to begin at the temple which in our day is the bodies of his children. We are the temple of the Lord if we are a true Christian. It is us who will go through a refining fire before God’s wrath finishes up destroying the rest of those in this country and other nations who are lost. We have to be purified and made strong to show the unsaved the only solution to their problems is through God via Jesus Christ. If we still have all that dross in our lives that restrict us, God’s wrath will destroy us, too when he judges this nation.

Isaiah 10:12 adds further light on this subject. It says, “It shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem (his church), I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria (nations and governments that attacked his church), and the glory of his high looks.” God always starts with his people and then passes judgment on those who attack his people who were ordered by God to punish his people in the first place. These governments and nations and others do not know that God is behind what they are doing, and that he is actually calling the shots.  

Just like when Pharaoh unwittingly refused to allow Israel to leave Egypt to worship God; he was actually doing God’s bidding all the time. He allowed God to reveal himself through the judgments he passed onto Egypt.

The church in the United States needs to wake up and cleanse itself, now. There is no time left to keep going through rituals. God is not pleased with this dog and pony show. He says, “Those in my church keep practicing their religion every Sunday, thinking I am pleased with one hour of acknowledgment. The pastors and priests lead my flock through their ceremony, thinking they are touching my heart. Your ceremony and your weekly acknowledgment of me are a stench in my nostrils. I will lay traps before your steps and your family will step into them. Your neighbor and your friend will perish.” So wake up church. Do it now or you will face what Jeremiah said in his book. 

“The Lord says, ‘Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be…from one end of the earth to the other: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground. Howl, you shepherds (pastors and priests) and cry, and wallow yourselves in the ashes; you principal of his flock (church members who are aware of God’s judgment): for the day of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and you shall fall like a desirable vessel. The shepherd shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a howling of the principal of the flock shall be heard: because the Lord has spoiled their pasture.” (Jeremiah 25: 32-36)

This is truly something you do not want to live through. Your own destruction and the loss of yours congregations is heading your way if you do not get your house in order today.