Worldwide News: “PART TWO: ENEMIES whose Horses are SWIFTER than LEOPARDS…More FIERCE than Evening Wolves…”

The Bible states, “For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation which shall march through the breath of the land to posses the dwelling places that are not theirs… They are terrible and dreadful…Their judgment and dignity shall proceed of themselves…Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than the evening wolves…”   (Habakkuk 1:6-11)


I receive several requests to expand this Blog into PART TWO!    I’ve asked the LORD and this is HIS response:

“Behold, the soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH…”   (Habakkuk 2:4)   Scripture interprets Scripture.  Therefore, we must look within the Book of Habakkuk (Old Testament)  and the New Testament to understand what the Lord God is saying to us.  So, lets look further into Habakkuk (Chapter 2) as he startles us with the phrase  “…the just shall live by faith…”  and  lets look into the New Testament (the Book of Hebrews)  at Apostle Paul who coins the same phrase!

There are three levels to look at:

(1)  NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Look at the news throughout the World. What do you see in Israel, Gaza, Iraq, Russia, USA, China, Japan, etc?  Look at the violence, war crimes against humanity, tanks and militants chomping through the breath of the land to posses dwelling places that are not theirs. The Lord GOD asked Prophet Jeremiah (the weeping prophet who was also a contemporary of Habakkuk) this same question, “What do you see?”  By the way, Prophet Habakkuk was a cry-baby as well“O Lord, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? Even cry out unto thee of violence and thou wilt not save! Why does thou shew me iniquity and cause me to behold grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous: therefore wrong judgment proceedeth…”  (Habakkuk 1:2-4)  Both of these prophets (like many others) were stuck with huge burdens!  They were ordinary men but called of GOD! Don’t misunderstand me when I say certain prophets were weepers; because anyone who realizes corruption in mankind (on whatever level) will cry out to GOD!  The World is crying out! can’t you hear them? 

(2)  PERSONAL: As humanitarians, we should love (but we don’t love one another as many of us are haters, killers, and murderers). For these reasons, we have locks, bolts, security doors/gates, alarms, guns, security cameras, passwords, passcodes, blockers, security guards, Robo-cops, and so forth protecting our homes and neighborhoods.

If you go back to NOAH’S DELUGE, you can hear the Lord GOD saying, “…that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air: for it repenteth Me that I have made them…BUT NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD…” (Genesis 6:5-8)  

Out of the billions of people on the Earth (in those days), there was only ONE MAN who found grace! In those days, people lived to be over 900 years old! They had every opportunity to be good but they chose to be corrupt!  Up to the Deluge, it is safe to say the LORD GOD showed us that HIS Righteousness was only reflected in one person, NOAH! Because of GOD’S grace, Noah and his family were saved!  I’m sure you will agree that Noah had a personal relationship with GOD. Also, I’m sure you will agree that Noah took on a task that you and I would still be working on today!   Be honest!  If the LORD GOD asked you to build an Ark (the size of a football field), what would you do?  Let’s assume you are 500 years old and your three boys are about 100, 99, and 97 years of age!   You don’t have any tractors, bull dossers,  chain saws, a crew of 300 carpenters, a workforce of 1,000 strong men, and a whole bunch of building materials.  WITH THE HELP OF THE  Lord GOD, NOAH AND THREE OLD MEN BUILT AN ARK (as people laughed and mocked them). TODAY, THE ARK IS STILL RESTING ON THE MOUNTAIN!  

(3)  SPIRITUAL: On this side of the Cross, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the only One who can redeem us – and HE did! As you know we’re all born and shaped in the iniquity of sin and lust! One Biblical writer wrote, “I was conceived in sin…”  There is a lusty side of mankind and it is contrary to the Word of God. When that lust is conceived and fulfilled, we enter into SIN and SIN = DEATH.  At this point, we are at odds with GOD (as HE is WITHOUT sin).

The LORD doesn’t want us to look at our enemies whose horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than evening wolves.   And, you know that leopards and wolves will HUNT YOU DOWN, KILL YOU, and DEVOUR YOU!  Nobody in their right mind will go out into the wilderness without protection!  This is what the Chaldeans did to the Children of Israel; but GOD commissioned this hasty nation to bring judgment on His very elect (due to their disobedience)!   What is GOD saying to you?  The LORD does not want you to focus on your problems…your job…your unfortunate circumstances…your medical condition…your issues…because HE is able to deliver you!  You ain’t got to start shaking, blinking, and drinking because youse afraid of your enemies.  Remember, the LORD “spiritually” delivered John the Baptist who was in prison.  How?  John sent a special question  to JESUS,  “Are you the One we’ve been waiting for?”    Anyone about to die (for a specific cause) deserves to hear the truth from the person’s mouth he or she is dying for!   And, the WORD tells us that John the Baptist was satisfied with the answer and his spirit and soul went to Paradise (after he was beheaded)!

Which side of the fence are you on? Apostle Paul said that he was the chief of sinners because he jailed, tortured, and killed the early Christians! Yet, JESUS Himself commissioned Apostle Paul and stopped him dead in his tracks to Damascus. The LORD saved Saul and changed his name to PAUL!  No matter how sinful we are the LORD can save us! SALVATION IS FREE and all believers are newly created in CHRIST JESUS!   We are to take off the old man and to put on the new man! And, “…old things are past away…”  This means the “thangs” you used to do – YOU DON’T DO ANYMORE!

In fact, Apostle Paul reiterates Prophet Habakkuk’s saying, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back into perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”  (Hebrews 10:38)  This is a faith walk which is not based on your knowledge, your money, your assets, your rank in society.  If your faith is grounded in your money and your money gets funny…then…your faith gets funny!  In fact, the Bible states that “…riches have wings and fly away…”   The same thing goes for any and everything you bank on instead of believing in CHRIST JESUS!   If you place your trust in man, look out.  The Bible says “…do not put your trust in man for he will surely fail you…” 

You’ve got to believe that GOD IS and you must live it by faith and not by sight.   The late Flip Wilson (comedian) knocked folks out with, “What you see is what you get!”  Well, I beg to differ because  ” What you see ain’t necessarily what youse getting…”    Somebody else said,  “…every thing that glitters ain’t gold…”

Have a Blessed Day!





The Bible says, “Then Judas, which had betrayed JESUS, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders…Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us! See thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.”  (Matthew 27:3-4)  Like the Disciples, JESUS knows all of us!  This includes our thoughts, strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, faithfulness, unfaithfulness, lusts, tastes, and whatever else!  YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM THE LORD!


When you get right down to the nitty-gritty, we all have made mistakes! But, we’ve got to get this thang right!

(1) Why did Judas Iscariot betray  JESUS? There is much speculation about the answer to this question. Most scholars agree that Judas responded to a bribe and he sold out the LORD for money (30 pieces of silver). As you know, Judas was the treasurer for the Disciples because he held the “purse.”  Most likely, Judas was greedy. Remember the time, he yelled at the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil? In paraphrasing, Jesus told him to “…Shut up…leave her alone…do you care so much  for the poor…she is preparing for My burial…” 

(2) The solution to Judas’ mistake was quite simple! Instead of going to the chief priests, Judas should have gone to JESUS to confess his sin! We all know the chief priests were jealous of JESUS’ popularity, goodness, miracles, deeds, and so forth. Most of all, the chief priests wanted to kill JESUS, but they were afraid of the crowds. So, they devised a scheme to bribe Judas Iscariot (who was as shifty as them). To show you how people will use you…then drop you…look at the explanation the chief priests gave Judas (who came to repent), “What is that to us…see thou to that…”  In other words, “…get out of our faces …that’s your problem…”  In the end, Judas could not stand himself and committed suicide by hanging! And so, he committed suicide but he should have asked the LORD to forgive him!

(3) There was another Disciple who sinned against JESUS! You know his name – Peter (the Rock) denied knowing JESUS!  Big mistake!  The LORD told Peter, “Before the sun comes up, the cock will crow three times …and you will deny Me…”   In fact, Peter acted like a fool as he cursed and swore (3 times) that he did not know JESUS!  Afterwards, Peter cried like a baby!

Later on, the resurrected JESUS forgave Peter! When you have a chance, read John 21:15-19.  In the Gospel of Mark 16:7  (after the LORD arose from the grave), an ANGEL told Mary  Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James), and Salome,  “Go your way, tell the Disciples and PETER that JESUS goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you…”   That’s twice Peter was forgiven and restored!   The LORD took in all the Disciples and HE knew all of their strengths and weakness! The LORD knew that:  (a) Peter needed to be completely converted to strengthen his brethren;  and  (b) Judas Iscariot had a devil in him.  At the Last Supper, the LORD JESUS told Judas Iscariot,   “… go quickly to do your bidding…”   

(4) How many times have you lied on somebody because you don’t like them?   Did you tell a little  “white lie”   because they have a better job…a bigger house…a newer car…out of jealousy…?   Perhaps, you think, “…nobody understands what I’m going through…”  Check this out!  Maybe you work as hard as your neighbor but your neighbor is financially better off. It could be that your neighbor saved his money and put a 20 percent down payment on his car or house. It could be that your neighbor paid off his bills and/or mortgage and he has positive cash flow. There may be a number of reasons your neighbor is in better shape.

FINALLY, we must go to JESUS for e-v-e-r-y need!  This includes “forgiveness!”   As you know, the LORD is faithful, merciful, just, and willing to forgive on one condition – YOU MUST ASK, REPENT, AND TURN YOURSELF AROUND!  Don’t be like “JUDAS ISCARIOT – WHO CONFESSED TO THE WRONG PEOPLE!”

Have a Blessed Day!




The Bible says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of GOD, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed…”  (James 1:5-6)   When you lack something – you ain’t got it!  Therefore, youse got to ask somebody for whatever you need. If you ask a rich man for 50,000, he ain’t gonna give it to you.  If you ask the mayor of your city for a job, he ain’t  gonna give it to you.  BUT if you ask the LORD GOD of HEAVEN and EARTH and you believe in HIM, you will receive your blessing(s).  Notice, the Word says,  “…don’t ask without faith and  don’t waver…”   Frankly, this means don’t be sure one day and down the next day!  Stand fast in the liberty of the Lord and don’t be wishy-washy.  Don’t jump off the Bay Bridge because “SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER!” 


When you have GOD’S wisdom, knowledge, and understanding you are truly BLESSED!  The Holy Spirit only speaks to those who have the Spirit of God! As you know, the spirit of man DOES NOT know the SPIRIT of GOD the Bible teaches us this! Listen to the following song by DORINDA CLARK COLE , “If It Had Not Been For the Lord…Who was on my side, I wanna know where I’d be…”  This song is a knock-out! She was honest to admit that she could have been lost, dead, and in her grave but the LORD kept her.  In fact, she says that the devil tried to kill her!  I’m certain you will benefit from this song. You may be suffering, hurt and confused but there is no one on Earth who can save you except, JESUS CHRIST THE LORD!

If you are a Christian, you know that YOU did not create yourself….JESUS CHRIST died for the sins of the world to reconcile us back to GOD…and YOU did not make yourself…because (like it or not) YOU belong to GOD!

YOU may have:

(1)  All the money, power, cars, airplanes, credit cards, own an island, large real estate, STOCKS, BONDS, and whatever but none of these things will satisfy THE SPIRITUAL MAN!


(3)   YOU CANNOT BUY LIFE EVERLASTING WITH MONEY, CARS, AIRPLANES, CREDIT CARDS, real estate, stocks, bonds, and whatever else you own or have partnerships in!

(4)  L IFE EVERLASTING IS A gift FROM god and it is obtained through salvation and faith in jesus christ!   If  you die without JESUS CHRIST, you will be eternally lost forever! The enemy (the devil) knows this as he is already judged and his  j-o-b  is to rob, kill, and destroy human lives.  Hell is a terrible place:  dark, lonely, fires, levels upon levels of torture chambers, bottomless floors and bottomless pits, tiny cells with slender doors and bars on the windows, torturous screams heard throughout,  demons, monsters, and the worst nightmare you can imagine.  There are no doctors, hospitals, or relief stations. No matter how wonderful the undertaker makes you look in your casket, your spirit and soul descends into HADES to a horrific state of spiritual/physical consciousness…a terrible existence after death… and TIME STANDS STILL – no day or night!

Today (while there is breath in your body), please call on the name of the LORD as “SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER!”

Have a Blessed Day!



Exodus 15:1-18 states, 

“Then Moses and the Children of Israel sang, “I will sing unto the LORD for He hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. The LORD IS my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my GOD, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s GOD, and I will exalt Him…   




Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath He [GOD] cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drown in the Red Sea. The Depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of Thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee; thou sent forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the seas. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will over take, I will divide the spoil,; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them. They sank as lead in the mighty waters…


WHO IS LIKE UNTO THEE, O LORD, among the gods?









A.   The people [and the inhabitants of the Earth] shall hear and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of  Palestina.  

B.   Then the Dukes of Edom [and the inhabitants of the Earth] shall be amazed: the mighty men [and the inhabitants of the Earth] of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them;

 C.  all the inhabitants of Canaan [and all the inhabitants of the Earth] shall melt away Fear and dread shall fall upon them [the inhabitants of the Earth];

D.   by the greatness of THINE ARM they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which THOU hast PURCHASED…” 

Have a Blessed Day!




Worldwide News: “I’ve NOT SEEN the RIGHTEOUS forsaken NOR his seed BEGGING BREAD!”

King David wrote, “I have been young and now am old; YET HAVE I NOT SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN NOR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD!” (Psalms 37:25)  Right now, don’t look at your problems, lets take a look at the life of someone who really had nothing to work with – no great weapons of warfare, no back-up, no cell phone, no car, no big house, no refrigerator, and no HDMI television.  Put yourself in this person’s shoes,  (young) David!


This Blog is for all of you who are going through something out there! Like Prophet Job, we are going to be tested;  but the Lord GOD will not allow the enemy (the devil) to bring more upon you than you are able to handle. Maybe you got up today feeling so low, unappreciated, sick, looking for encouragement, family problems, work issues, unemployment, etc.  Whatever your condition is, “There is NOTHING too hard for the LORD!”

Looking back over young David’s life, we first meet him as a mature teenager taking care of his father’s (Jesse) sheep. Perhaps he was 14 or 16, but he had GOD’s favor.  Question:  Why is he a mature young teenager?   Answer:  He kept a watchful eye over his father’s sheep rather than running around with his friends and he obeyed his Father and Mother.  According to the Bible, young David never dipped into town to fool around because he was too busy doing chores!  His weapons of warfare consisted of a sling-shot and pebbles (ranging from small to large).  Notice, David did not have:  a BB gun (pellet gun used for small game hunting) a machete (a huge steel blade knife);  or  a colt 45 (not the malt liquor).  His virtual residence consisted of the outdoors as he watched over his father’s sheep, played the harp, counted the stars at night, and cooked over an open fire.  And there were times this young teenager had to rescue the sheep from a bear and another time from a lion!  Frankly, David treated the sheep as if they belonged to him.  In the field, young David wrote many lyrics and songs.  The older David, wrote, “…GOD is at my right hand, I shall not be moved…”  (Psalms 16:8b)

Now let’s compare our lives to young David’s:  

(1) How many sling-shots do you own?   In modern times, the most popular weapons are guns and/or assault rifles. In the USA, it seems many people are using them, especially in Chicago!  In other states, people have open-fired upon the innocent at homes, schools, malls, and movie theaters! We have become MONSTERS!  It  would be nice if unhappy people would seek mental/emotional/physical help (before hurting or killing others).   Like bullets, sling-shots are weapons!  In other countries, people are using missiles, tanks, and other powerful tools to destroy their enemies and innocent civilians!  In fact, they are shooting down commercial airplanes and taking innocent lives.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they used sling shots (instead of missiles)?  

(2) How many bears or lions have you killed?  In the USA, registered hunters have registered weapons and private citizens have registered weapons.  If a person has a criminal record, he is not allowed to own or carry a gun as it is against the law. Typically, there are no lions, tigers, or bears walking through cities.  More recently,  wild animals are coming into cities looking for food; but I don’t think you have faced any lions, tigers, or bears. By the way, look at the video called,  “Tiger Shopping”   –  a wild tiger goes  into a convenience store…the clerk goes crazy (fall down under the counter as he calls 911)  and  the two customers practically break their necks getting out the door!

(3) How many caves have you lived in? In modern times, people live in apartments, houses, and shacks. In the USA, low income people live in government assisted housing, with family members, or share the rent with somebody. At worst, many live in homeless shelters and some folks are homeless (living in abandoned buildings or under bridges). However, I am not sure if there are families in the USA living in caves; but outside of the USA people do live in caves!

(4) How many distressed people came to abide under your protection?  If you have an apartment or home, you may have sheltered a sister/brother, mother/father, aunt/uncle, or cousin/friend at some point in your life. Generally, this is a temporary stay. But hundreds of people flocked to David for protection and they lived in the  Cave of Adullam  (I Samuel).

(5) How many kings and three thousand troops have combed the hills to hunt you down?  As you know, David (his troops and followers) were constantly running from king Saul and his army! If you are not living outside of the USA, you are not being hunted down like a dog. By law, all citizens have rights, privileges, freedom, and protection.

(6) How faithful are you to our Heavenly Father?  King David wrote, “I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;  my GOD, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”    (Psalm 18:1-2)

In summary and in all situations,  The WORD of GOD is RIGHT!    Once again, king David said, “I’ve NOT seen the RIGHTEOUS forsaken NOR his seed BEGGING BREAD!” 

Have a Blessed Day!


Worldwide News: “JUST the BEGINNING of WOES!”

The Bible says, “THIS KNOW also, that in THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME…without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than loves of GOD…Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: FROM SUCH TURN AWAY…”   (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: If you think things are bad right now, SIT DOWN cause they’s fixing to get worse! The ALMIGHTY GOD is walking to and fro in the Earth and HE is thundering, lightning, and turning things up-side-down.


Two brothers fighting like dogs! The hatred from the Matriarch Sarah extends from the grave, “Cast out this bondwoman and her child…”  And so, Abraham (reluctantly) did so and the ALMIGHTY GOD confirmed it so!   However, Abraham should have never penetrated Hagar.  Instead he should have believed God!  Through Abraham’s disobedience, he created a second princely race (Ishmael’s descendants) who hate their brother’s  (Isaac)  descendants with whom God’s covenant was extended through.  Ultimately,  “Who is at fault?”    Abraham is at fault for this horrible catastrophe – he should have kept his ding-dong in his pants! 

(a)   Now the freewoman’s children don’t want the bondwoman’s children to have peace, water, medical care, employment, housing, schools, etc.  So they send missiles to destroy them and bomb innocent civilians. More so, they restrict inner travel, refuse to give them water; demolish their already constructed homes (claiming they are illegally built); made one man pay to enter his house (because the stairs were on property belonging to Israel but the man’s house was on land belong to Palestine; and Israel refuses basic rights and privileges to their enemies.

(b)   The bondwoman’s children don’t the freewoman’s children to have peace, water, medical care, employment, housing, schools, etc. So they build tunnels to do surprise attacks in the night on them and they send missiles to destroy them.

Yet, both the bondwoman’s children and the freewoman’s children have rights and need and for sure they must protect themselves – but at what cost!  My question is, “After all of them are dead, cripple, missing teeth and/or laying in the streets then vengeance will be reached or will this bring back the dead? ” After all is said and done,  “VENGEANCE BELONGS TO THE LORD GOD?” 

May I say something?  When the Lord GOD tells you to do something – believe it and wait on him. For example, the HOLY SPIRIT may tell you, “Don’t drive this way or that way…take another route…”  Hopefully, you will obey.  Then, you may turn on the radio to learn was a major gas break and traffic was blocked for hours – thank the Lord GOD you missed it!    Perhaps, the HOLY SPIRIT will say, “Don’t sleep with this person or that person and be true to GOD…” If you are obedient, you may be saving your own life from a terrible disease or sickness.


There is a terrible spread of Ebola running throughout the land (West Africa and Nigeria ) and it is spreading like the wild fires in California! Although, modern day firefighters have airplanes and special equipment, they CANNOT put out the flame! Quite similar to the outbreak of Ebola, medical doctors cannot (so far) destroy the bacteria. I thought we know so much and I thought we (mankind) is so smart! However, all the nations together aren’t a drop in the bucket to the ALMIGHTY GOD!  The Word says, “If MY people who are called by MY name will humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways, seek my face, then I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND HEAL THE LAND!”  

I could go on and on and on and on about the Malaysian Airline (still missing); the Malaysian Airline (shot down in Ukraine); the gas explosion at an auto part factory (China); the huge landslide with folk buried alive (India); the protestors throughout the World against (Israel’s inhumane bombing in Gaza); and the continuing radioactive problems in Japan. You can turn on the television to see local news in your areas like the NYC officer who caused the death of a man via a choke hold – they say the man was selling cigarettes on the city’s street! Or, you can Google the white man who shot a black 19 year old black woman who was drunk and banging on his door for help! Or, you can Google the thousands of children who are fleeing across the borders for their lives!  “THIS KNOW also that in THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES IS HERE!” 

Have a Blessed Day!