Rev Bresciani is a journalist with over 30 years experience writing and pastoring. Over twenty five internet sites feature his articles, reports and reviews.
Posted 1/16/17 at 12:51 PM | Michael Bresciani
Fox’s O’Reilly is quick to say that he and his staff trust nothing coming from the internet. Since most of the scandals and fake news today comes from television, we can only wonder if he sees himself as the only legitimate source of the truth. While his attitude smacks of cultism we also see that Mr. O’Reilly does well with his own internet websites.
While many are wary of religious cults the red lights don’t go on as quickly for the more acceptable cults created by celebrities, politicians’ newsmen and others. Cults are formed to create a space where everything within is perfect and correct, and all without is suspect, dangerous or altogether evil.
The truth is that we do not expect either newsmen or politicians to understand or define Biblical or sound theological truths. Not only do they miss the mark in their explanations of these matters, but they seem to miss it when others grossly mishandle such truths.
A prime example can be seen in the recent Senate confirmation hearings conducted for President Elect Trump’s excellent choice for Secretary of State, former CEO of Exxon Mobile, Mr. Rex Tillerson. When asked how he would approach the matter of Isis he replied with, “Defeating ISIS must be our foremost priority in the Middle East.” FULL POST
Posted 1/7/17 at 12:03 PM | Michael Bresciani
This is the tenth in a yearly series of prophetic assessments of our world in the light of Biblical prophecy and current events.
The first was in 2008, since then little has changed in the general direction of our nation and the world. Liberal viewpoints, abortion, unbridled licentiousness and the unleashing of the gross perversion of the LGBT and transgenderism have marched ahead like a parade in Moscow’s Red Square.
Prior to WWII political changes swept the world with the emergence of new and fledgling democracies, Nazism, communism and fascism. Dealing with everything except the sin prone corrupt hearts of men always results in the search for an alternative solution to the world’s problems.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer 17: 9)
Politics is still seen as the answer. Little has changed, but today we are entering into what might be called the final throes. It is in this generation that the world will prep itself to receive the world’s last and very worst of all leaders.
Posted 12/31/16 at 7:38 AM | Michael Bresciani
It is hard to imagine a body of anti-Semites sitting in a nation that is allied to Israel working so hard to destroy that sovereign nation. But this is the UN, an innocuous group of one world thinkers, supported largely by the United States taxpayer, who ignore scripture, are void of all prophetic knowledge and the plan God has for his very special people – the Jews.
When the British met the Minutemen at Lexington it made history in what has been coined “The shot heard round the world.” Not since then has there been anything like it – but wait – now there’s Obama’s parting shot against the nation of Israel, our strongest Middle Eastern ally.
This is also history, howbeit, grossly profane.
After he labeled us all gun toting, Bible clinging angry citizens; Mr. Obama has remained true to form. In his final act of disdain for our history and heritage he called for our representative to the UN to abstain from the vote, which essentially puts Israel at the mercy of the rest of the world – a world with even less knowledge of the prophetic destiny of Israel than our outgoing president.
We believe that history is made wholly by nations acting out their part in a developing world, but scripture say that nations create history based on their ignorance and rejection of the prophetic message of the bible. The immutable maxim here is that when politics meets prophecy, politics always loses. FULL POST
Posted 12/21/16 at 11:06 AM | Michael Bresciani
The New Testament asserts that men are made a little lower than the angels. (Heb 2: 7) Today’s science insists that man stumbled into creation and now is only a few steps above apes and baboons on the evolutionary scale.
Prophecy says that near the end of time “knowledge” (Da 12: 4) shall be increased and according to the Apostle Paul those wielding this knowledge will decide that God has nothing to do with their existence.
Enter modern man, living and fulfilling every word of prophecy, all at the same time they see themselves as the purveyors of the outer stars and planets across the universe.
Deciding which world view is correct is easier than anyone might expect.
Posted 12/8/16 at 11:47 PM | Michael Bresciani
The prophet Ezekiel was instructed to rebuke the ancient Israelites for using a proverb; (saying or common catch phrase) because they presumed that everything the prophet said was not to be fulfilled until many years into the future.
“Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? Tell them therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, the days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.” (Eze 12: 22, 23)
The prophet appendaged his warning with two peculiar words in the next passage, they are words to ponder.
“For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.” (Eze 12: 24)
Flattering divinations were made by professional (false) prophets who tickled the ears of those in the upper echelons of the priesthood and political rulers. They were prophecies that affirmed every law and decision of the constabulary. They were compensated richly for the garbage they spewed.
The word, vain in the passage is unique only because it is literal. It has no secondary meaning. FULL POST
Posted 11/29/16 at 8:36 PM | Michael Bresciani
“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” – Hebrews 5: 14
There has not been a more perplexing turn of events in our politics in many years. Perhaps only at the birth of our nation or at the outset of the Civil War has there been this much distress, angst and civil discontent. Explaining what these events mean will be very difficult.
Only those who know both history and true Biblical prophetic utterance can begin to make a reasonable explanation of recent events.
At the moment disappointment, doubt and unrest abounds for those who did not support Mr. Trump and those who simply, were not sure.
America’s pampered collegiate darlings the soon to be lettered, literate, spiritually slighted Lilliputian’s of the liberal set have been deeply disappointed. All the benevolence of the nanny state up to and including free college tuition faded away with the end of the Sanders campaign. Now, there will be struggles, bills and work ahead, just like those in the working class.
Today’s millennial minions are content to overlook the obvious millions of missing links in the idea of a Darwinian evolutionary scheme, and the notion that everything (the entire universe) came from nothing. It is only a short step to believing that they should be given everything for nothing. FULL POST
Posted 11/15/16 at 11:05 AM | Michael Bresciani
Excitement has been running high and full congratulations are in order for Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the American voters.
The Bible reading Christian knows that politics and religion (faith) may be intertwined, but they are not two of a kind. Mr. Trump will be our President, not our pastor and he cannot give to us, what only can be supplied by the Holy Spirit.
Author of the bestselling “Born Again,” Chuck Colson, said it best. – “The kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One…”
What will arrive on Air Force One is a chance to change direction and undo some of the worst legacies and laws to undermine our nation in its entire history.
Many are rejoicing in what looks like a veritable miracle of God in the outcome of this heated election. Others are cautious and are calling it a reprieve or a period of probation for America to pause and deeply consider the generational long slide into deep immorality we have been undergoing. To many, it is the beginning of revival or a renewal.
Anne Graham Lotz, Franklin Graham and a plethora of significant voices are warning that we should pray even more now - than before.
They are right for several reasons. FULL POST
Posted 11/5/16 at 12:47 PM | Michael Bresciani
With only days to go to the general election the millions of dollars relegated for ads to influence our choices will be unleashed through the media, for both political parties.
One ad that Hillary has already begun to smatter across the gray matter of millions of Americans is extremely damaging, but it is anything but fair. If scrutinized in its full context it can be seen for what it really is which is a weapon of fear.
The ad starts with Donald Trump feigning that he is using the F word. We cannot excuse him; we all hope our leaders and statesmen will not use profanity to get their message to us or our enemies. But the future of the nation will not be hanging on the use of PC language and extraneous protocol.
Then the more serious part of the ad shows Donald saying that he would “blow up” one of our enemies if he had to.
Posted 11/3/16 at 6:28 PM | Michael Bresciani
“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” – 1 Corinthians 14: 20
Republicans are taking the Sunday school approach to Donald Trump. In Sunday school children are taught that all Bible characters, David, Daniel, Moses et al – are either all good – or all bad.
After a half century of studying the bible one thing is abundantly clear – no one in the bible is all good or all bad, with the exception of Jesus Christ.
All the figures in scripture were men (and women) with faults, foibles, foolishness and a long list of human failings.
Donald Trump is a political figure of biblical proportions and he is also a very human kind of figure with all the wiles and weaknesses of us all. He is us - in anyone’s mirror.
Drifting Republicans may be asking more of Trump than they would ask of themselves or their own families.
He has openly admitted his indiscretions and has clearly declared that he is not proud of some of his past behaviors.
I don’t speak for everyone, but I know I cannot pick up the first stone to cast at Mr. Trump. I am a sinner saved by grace; I would hate to have to answer for the sins of my past or my youth. FULL POST
Posted 11/1/16 at 8:00 AM | Michael Bresciani
After nearly two full years of scrutiny what have we found?
In fairness, a long list of details about each candidate will hardly change anything in only one week. The time is now, but the entire panorama of the last two years should bring us to pause and ponder which future we are willing to embrace.
There is a complexity and simplicity to every matter in life. As it pertains to the future of 300 million Americans it behooves us to ponder the essence, the bottom line or the projected outcome of our choices – we will have to live in them for a good long time.
What we see are two candidates, like children vying for the same spot in the scheme of things, but for completely different reasons. Their past behaviors and the respective trails they leave behind, is all we have to make our best judgment.
An overall picture begins to emerge if we are willing to broaden that picture beyond the clamor and passion of a presidential race. We can only see it by pushing aside the clashing, the noise of media and the endless opinions of the so called experts.
Apart from the influencers, the panoramas of each candidate’s life and accomplishments have a voice of its own. It is singular; it is neither influenced nor summarized by other voices. FULL POST