Prophecy and the NewsTweet
Posted 2/9/16 at 7:48 PM | Michael Bresciani
Every day more sordid, revealing and incredulous revelations come down the information highway on Donald Trump. At the same time the sycophantic call to put the loud mouth ahead of all others grows. Does this speak to the character of the nation or is it a collective insanity forced on us by nearly eight years of the wimpy Obama administration?
This writer actually doesn’t care what part of the above question is true, because there is another truth that rises above the question.
The truth is that just as no one listened to the warnings about Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 – now, almost no one is listening to the truth about Donald Trump.
Is history is about to repeat itself – with a vengeance?
The list is far too long to make comment on every point, but each is linked for the discerning mind – which we hope still exists in today’s America.
The supreme question in the end is; how can a man who himself is not “great” make “America great again?”
Here are the twelve most important questions Americans can ask the man who thinks he can make the nation “great” again. Let us answer these questions now, or we will be asking only one question in our future – why did we blindly give this man the highest office in the land? FULL POST
Posted 2/5/16 at 1:02 PM | Michael Bresciani
“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures.” - Horace Greely
Any Christian messenger worth his salt has at some time in the last seven years called upon America to observe a very unique scripture passage. It is a clarion call to any nation that wants to find favor with God or return to better times. The passage never mentions getting a new leader because the business of renewing a nation is always done through its citizens. The passage is so familiar it almost needs no reiteration, but for the few who may have missed it:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Ch 7: 14)
A deluge of articles have appeared in recent months written by Christian leaders and other serious pundits that give dire warnings about the rise of Trump. They range from articles that question Trump’s Christianity to a disgusting piece on Yahoo News about a statement Trump made publicly about his attraction to his own daughter Ivanka. FULL POST
Posted 1/31/16 at 6:18 PM | Michael Bresciani
After watching Bill O’Reilly urging Donald Trump to be forgiving in a back slapping, I’ve known you since eternity, we both give money to causes fest; only one memory remains in the mind. It is a picture of a fuming, angry, petulant almost pre-pubescent toddler in a tantrum picture of Donald Trump’s scowling face.
He was the picture of the pouting child that the world will see as all America.
Fox News host O’Reilly, nearly embarrassed himself on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 as he tried unsuccessfully to get Trump to reconsider his choice not to appear in the seventh Republican Debate.
When O’Reilly admonished Trump to consider the New Testament teaching on forgiveness, Trump fired back with the Old Testament call for “an eye for an eye.” There is little doubt that Megyn Kelley, Roger Ailes and perhaps even O‘Reilly would have to live with one eye if the Donald had his way.
It was abundantly clear that Donald could not be swayed; he was going to pick up his marbles and go home so the other children would not be able to keep playing. FULL POST
Posted 1/30/16 at 6:20 AM | Michael Bresciani
Starting with a clear definition of who is, and who is not a Christian, is needed to make this test possible.
Bible believing Christians, who take biblical doctrines seriously, may use this test, but apostate Christians and those who have caved to the immorality of the day are disqualified, not to mention disinterested, in such a test.
The bible clearly warns that a man’s words and his deeds must line up. In politics the words are changed slightly to a candidate’s record and his or her rhetoric. In either case it is a simple matter of the synchronization of a person’s words and deeds.
This is test one.
After checking to see if what they say and what they do is a match, we have second litmus test that not only could be applied, but for those seeking God’s guidance in today’s political climate – they must be applied.
The essence of the test is easy and it can best be seen in the following statement made by Jesus Christ to his own followers.
“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.” (Lk 9: 26) FULL POST
Posted 1/26/16 at 6:39 AM | Michael Bresciani
In politics seeking the spotlight is part of the game – the spotlight can also become the floodlight by which all intents and purposes are revealed, it is then, that public scrutiny feels more like darkness than light.
It is Mr. Trump’s own words that are bouncing back to raise eyebrows and doubts. Some of it is silly, but all of it serves to cast a full picture of the man.
Last year we heard of youngsters around the nation being expelled from school for pretending to shoot a gun using their hands, or for drawing a picture of a gun.
We may get the students into good PC form, as silly as it is, but who is going to get the Donald into line? Is the idea of getting away with murder and still being a front runner his best example for America’s children?
Donald is seen at Dordt College making the hand symbol for a gun and saying, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”
Donald’s behavior is anything, but presidential it clearly says what he thinks of the average voter. In this context he may as well call his own followers and perhaps the entire nation – stupid. FULL POST
Posted 1/22/16 at 4:01 PM | Michael Bresciani
Prior to the 2008 general election I published an article entitled “Can the 2008 Election be won by a Slogan?” It became to this day one of the most read articles I have ever written. I could not have imagined that only eight years later America would embark on another highly questionable pursuit in which a slogan leads the way – even though once again, it is an unserviceable quest led by someone who calls decent people clowns, stupid idiots and fools.
Recently, Mr Trump called Megyn Kelly a bimbo and Pollster Frank Luntz a clown. Don’t worry, I have never shown up at Trump’s office looking for work and I never will. I have showed up each morning at the feet of my Savior and studied his word for an entire generation now. Here is what I learned about calling anyone a fool or similar.
“But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, THOU FOOL, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Mt 5: 22) FULL POST
Posted 1/15/16 at 6:56 PM | Michael Bresciani
This is a look at the future of America, not the past, and this is the ninth yearly foretelling in the prophecy series which began in 2008.
It is abundantly clear that America is placing all her stock in the upcoming 2016 election of a new president. Can one leader (president) turn the nation around? Let’s examine.
Two things have recently transpired that have already gone un-noticed. In the momentum built up by the favorite, Donald Trump, very few have noticed that the so called non-establishment candidate has already proven that he is just another politician in the making.
Winning is all that matters to Donald Trump and his ability to win at everything is the very thrust of his campaign. The only serious threat so far to an unhindered landslide is Ted Cruz, who is still ahead in the Iowa caucuses at this moment.
Facing this first and serious threat to his meteoric rise in the polls Trump does what all politicians have done since the beginning time. First, he brings out the Cruz eligibility question and second, milks it for all the doubt it can muster. This is lowball politics and it is the first indicator that Trump is not beyond hitting below the belt if it serves his purpose. FULL POST
Posted 1/11/16 at 8:35 PM | Michael Bresciani
In my inquisitive years I traveled around the nation not driven by mere wanderlust, but by the desire to learn and see just what the nation was all about. Now that I’m old, I see that this nation no longer knows what it is about.
On one blistering summer day cruising through Illinois a stifling stench crept into my car even with the windows tightly closed. It was a dairy farm smell, but I saw no dairy farms. While gassing up I asked someone what the smell was all about. I was told it was the Chicago Stock Yards, now closed since 1971. I exclaimed that I was glad I left it behind and I couldn’t wait for the odor to subside.
The biggest surprise came when someone asked me the direction I was traveling, then laughed out loud and said, “You haven’t left it behind, the yards are still about twenty miles ahead of you.”
It was the smell of bull dung, which to this day has never been paralleled, except in the recent social engineering changes made to the nation by people who believe that subjectively declaring something to be true is all that’s needed to change laws, mores, folkways, traditions, protocols, nature, scientific evidence, the constitution, the Bible and any remote semblance of common sense. FULL POST
Posted 1/2/16 at 4:28 AM | Michael Bresciani
In many years of paying close attention to the political scene in the United States I can say I learned a few things. One is that Americans do not take kindly to anyone who does not get onboard the current popular social or political trend of the day.
The very nature of true Christian ministry, whether we call ourselves preachers, messengers, prophets or simply servants, is to proclaim the will and counsel of God. We don’t parrot the will of the people or the favored leader of the day.
At about the same time, I published my article “Has Conservative Media Already Chosen their Candidate?” several announcements rang across the internet and other media that served to confirm the very message I intended to convey in that article.
Matt Drudge, who WND had just labeled “The King of the Internet,” announced his willingness to use his influence to assure the election of Donald Trump. I can only hope that not knowing we had a king over the internet might count for something to keep me out of the king’s dungeons. FULL POST
Posted 12/29/15 at 8:07 PM | Michael Bresciani
In 2008 and 2012 it was said that the MSM had latched on to their liberal favorite so much that it seemed they were part of the Obama administration. They were the arm of Obama’s policy and the extension of the Obama White House – it was an argument that was hard to counter.
Now it is a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black as conservative media including TV, internet and newspapers have latched on to the Donald and his antics with a unmistakable bias and a great deal of fervor.
The mighty Fox seems to have carried us through three distinct phases of sycophantic gushing over Donald Trump, complete with relish and laughter.
Phase one; we might call the ‘gaffe phase.’ Making fun of women, handicapped people, other candidates and anyone who just got in his way; commentators were giggling and gasping with awe at how the Teflon candidate just fluffed off the criticism and continued to rise in the polls.
Phase two; got even sillier. It was the compilation of clips, funny as they may be, of Trumps many faces especially during debates. Was this what we needed to see to help us decide on the right man for the job? Fair and balanced showed us what looked like freaky and unbalanced - the laughter got louder. FULL POST