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 8/15/14 at 3:09 PM | Michael Bresciani |
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, here is something new! But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10 NLT)
The wise King Solomon seemed almost cynical in his view of man, but he accurately surmised that the compunctions of mankind were always just about the same, even though, there are plenty of new things in our modern world.
While everyone is in some ways unique, there is one part of man that remains fairly uniform and constant, to wit:
“The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.” (Ps 33: 13-15)
Hearts are not only fashioned alike, but they all share the same proclivities and desires with all but the rarest exceptions. The prophet Jeremiah, speaking under the power of the Holy Spirit, summed it up the best.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jer 17: 9-10) FULL POST
Posted 8/8/14 at 7:31 PM | Michael Bresciani
It is difficult to ascertain with certainty who first said “There is none as blind as him that will not see,” but it is the question about the question that should have everybody asking the question - who with two perfectly good eyes would not want to see?
Without any hint of facetiousness; today we may answer with one word – America.
The great King Solomon said “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Pr 29: 18)
Vision is not something that is conjured, it is something offered by God in the case of both individuals and nations. Real vision points toward God himself first and secondly toward his will. Every time someone says “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” do they expect that God would actually not reveal what his will is. Would he leave it up to us to decide? Is yielding to the imagined fickle finger of fate the alternative to hearing directly from a God who said that in these last times he has spoken to us all through his Son? (Heb 1: 2) FULL POST
Posted 7/31/14 at 8:32 PM | Michael Bresciani |
It is impossible to cover every aspect of the second coming doctrine in a single article, but it suffices to say, that regardless of current events, economics, geopolitics or any other change across the globe everything is leading up to one major change.
What is that change?
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Rev 11: 15)
But, how do we get to this point?
Every prophecy of the Bible carries the nations all the way to the revealing of the antichrist, but before he is shown to the entire world one sweeping change affects the entire church. The church spoken of in scripture is neither exclusively Catholic nor Protestant and in fact, may include some of both and some people who are neither, but they are secure in their faith in Jesus Christ.
The church described in scripture is the called out body of people who are known to Christ and who have been connected to him by being born again. Regardless what they may call themselves or what sect, denomination or persuasion they are, if they know him and obey him they are the church. FULL POST
Posted 7/21/14 at 3:30 PM | Michael Bresciani
On a day when America would normally be proudly looking back to Neil Armstrong’s famous “One giant leap for mankind,” they are lamenting the thousands of giant leaps across the southern borders by tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.
Both sides of the issue were heard in cities across the nation this past weekend, but the naysayers far outnumber the few who seem to think it is a purely humanitarian crisis and the oppressed and displaced Central American children should be welcomed in with open arms.
Main stream America is at odds, as usual, with main stream media on the issue. Dem’s are using whatever news outlets that will yield to make their humanitarian spin, but it is largely failing as opinions and tempers flare because most Americans think Obama’s policies are at the heart of the problem.
To bolster the feeling of most Americans that the crisis is an Obama generated policy blunder is a report from Breitbart News that shows a leak from EPIC (El Paso Intelligence Center) clearly stating that it is not violence and guns in Central America that is driving the immigrants to the borders.
Breitbart says, “An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States.” FULL POST
Posted 7/17/14 at 6:10 PM | Michael Bresciani
With thousands of sickly children streaming across our southern border, along with MS-13 gang members, terrorist infiltrators, drug runners and criminals of every kind – our Prevaricator in Chief decides to enjoy a game of pool with Colorado Governor Hickenlooper.
Those who were there in the mile high city were all - way up there, whether by location, high office or the all new and fully legalized - yes we can with cannabis.
With yet a two and a half year trek down the yellow brick road to Obama’s Land of Oz, most Americans are growing weary of a president whose response to major crisis is to play the back nine at some golf club, send Michele off to Spain or play pool with a Colorado uber liberal down in the old bar.
Later on the same day, Wednesday July 9, 2014, in a rare show of humility that may be after all a rhetorical compliment to bolster the idea that Coloradans supposedly chose a winner, Mr. Obama told the crowds of sycophants’ and adorers at Cheesman Park that he lost the game to governor Hickenlooper. Who cares?
Doesn’t it follow that if two wrongs don’t make a right – two losers can’t make a winner? We have long since entered the stage in our decline where many ‘winners’ will actually become - the greatest losers. FULL POST
Posted 7/10/14 at 5:07 PM | Michael Bresciani
The Last – Shall Be First
Carefully chosen scripture passages to amplify and elucidate the heart of each message are usually reserved for the tail end of any article I write. Because a liberal minded person may reach for the close button before finishing this piece it is important to point to the most prophetic and the most important point before they cut and run. Here is the point.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Tim 4: 1-2)
The only part of this quote that may reach a level of extravagance may be the part about – departing from the faith. Many liberals have long given up the faith, if they ever had it - at all.
Americans are noted for doing things in a big way, unfortunately when they miss the mark they also do it in a big way. Here is a case of missing the mark by a mile.
Dead Lions – Keeping Up with the Joneses
Author Matt Walsh offered a piece on LifeNews.com on July 7, 2014 that noted the outraged being leveled at Ms. Kendall Jones, a big game hunter and conservationist, who was seen across the media recently posing with a dead lion she bagged in a hunt in Africa. FULL POST
Posted 7/7/14 at 3:41 PM | Michael Bresciani |
One of the contributors of the American Prophet website submitted a critique of D’Souza’s film just days before its release. Along with other reports it was the impetus for my trip to the local theatre to see for myself what the buzz was all about.
I am now convinced that much more than a mere buzz; D’Souza’s offering is a trumpet, which every American should see regardless of their race, political persuasion or national origin.
D’Souza has an advantage over almost any filmmaker in America today and he could not be a more perfect choice to make this film because he is an Indian born immigrant whose love for this country was not biased by an education in U.S. schools where the curriculum has been carefully and unremittingly skewed to the left for an entire generation.
The film deals with generational lies that have slowly crept into the national dialogue, educational system and the political rhetoric of the left. The shear persistence of these lies and the willingness to lay these prevarications before an unsuspecting generation of our youth as ‘true history’ has fostered a kind of ‘new truth’ that after all is nothing but syncopated, syndicated, deliberate and dangerous lies meant to lead America into a day of self-loathing and inordinate guilt. FULL POST
Posted 6/28/14 at 8:25 AM | Michael Bresciani
On June 26, 2014 The Factor’s Bill O’Reilly lamented the dishonesty of the main stream media once again. The bias and selective reporting of the MSM is no secret and only those living in a vacuum are not cognizant of the fact that most of the media acts in concert to preserve and protect the President and the present liberal administration.
What isn’t being told to the public is metered out as carefully as the food provided to Pavlov’s dogs. Increments of silence, denial and obfuscation are the hallmarks of the reprehensible and irresponsible news reporting agencies of the day. It would be safe to say, that while they know perfectly that what you don’t know can and does hurt you, at least it covers this slippery, slipshod and highly suspect administration from being knocked off its course.
Do the people that once stirred only to the clarion call of the Liberty Bell now begin to salivate to Obama’s Pavlovian bell? Do we wait for the tinkling sound that breaks the silence and rush to the free meal prepared for us by the master of change. Do we then rise as mongrel minions to do the will of the Commander in Chief? FULL POST
Posted 6/26/14 at 1:49 PM | Michael Bresciani |
Muslim extremists have captured the oil fields and border crossings of most of northern Iraq. Syria is in tumult and at home, the once mighty Presbyterian Church has fallen to the dark and cowardly forces of apostasy.
What does our President do – how does he respond to all of this?
President Obama has decided to level the White House’s big guns at the newly elected President of the United Nations General Assembly, Uganda’s Sam Kutesa. Uganda ruffled the Obama feathers by ignoring his threats and promises to end all U.S. aid for Uganda if they continued to pursue the hardline policy of prohibiting the gay agenda in that nation.
Kutesa says his nation’s policy is based on the belief that the gay agenda “is wrong for our young people and it offends our culture.”
The Washington Blade now, proudly announces Obama’s plan to counter the ‘corrupt’ nation of Uganda. “National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement the State Department is “taking measures” to prevent Ugandan officials “involved in serious human rights abuses” against LGBT people and others from entering the U.S. The White House will also seek travel bans against Ugandans who are “found responsible for significant public corruption.” FULL POST
Posted 6/23/14 at 6:24 AM | Michael Bresciani |
Forget the question “are you smarter than a fifth grader” and consider this; untold millions are not smarter than a primary age Sunday school kid when it comes to spiritual matters.
This generation is filling up on the cotton candy of tolerance, diversity and political correctness in every area including religion, culture, law or the lack of it, and daily national life. It is a nutrition-less belly ache in the making and nations are literally starving to death.
Comedian Louie Anderson, who is overweight, is known for telling a joke about health nuts who run, exercise and pay attention to every calorie they are threatened by on a daily basis. He says when the nukes are beginning to rain down on the nation, that they will no doubt be steered off course when they see that the people they are about to obliterate are, after all, perfectly healthy examples of the human race.
The comedy is not that staying healthy is bad, but it is the absurdity of trusting in uniformitarianism or the idea that all things will be just about the same as they ever were. It is about trusting in something, or everything we embellish our lives with, to keep us on the imaginary road to all things perfectly lovely and aesthetic, in spite of the realities of life in a toxic world that threatens to burst into flames at any given moment. FULL POST