WHAT FREEDOM MEANS to ME


WHAT FREEDOM MEANS TO ME

This April 2012, I’ve celebrated thirty years of serving Jesus Christ. Looking back, I marvel at my miraculous journey through the minefield my life, beset with life-threatening illness, poverty, loneliness and near death. Freedom is the word to describe my life in Him!

I want to talk to you about freedom. I’m the product of a dark-skinned Puerto-Rican father and an immigrant German mother. My father sought to escape the tyranny of prejudice. Enlisted in the army and stationed in Germany, he met his future bride who he brought with him back to the US mainland . He settled in Long Branch, NJ with plans of raising his four daughters to be educated and successful. America was where anyone’s dream could be realized.

I keep in my heart Papito’s decision to raise us here in America and his influence on my life. He taught me that I could aspire to anything I wanted to and to utilize my American freedom.as an entrepreneur, tradesman or productive citizen. That was what America was about. Most of all being an American citizen has enabled me to be a passionate mouthpiece for the Good News of Jesus Christ, who is the one and only emancipator. Freedom is a gift from God to every human being.

I was born to be God’s handiwork, His masterpiece. Before I was even thought of, He had magnificent plans for me, as He does all His creation. Satan determined that I not be born and even in my mother’s womb, I was baptized with my mother’s tumultuous, bi-polar demeanor. But God ordained me to be born. Satan tried to kill me by taking my breath away countless times while in my father’s arms.

Papito knew I was special, his firstborn. Though born in Germany, I was a United States citizen. In our new country, Papito had a tremendously hard time coping with prejudice and with my mother’s post traumatic stress syndrome. She was haunted by memories of the bombs dropping on her hometown in Germany as a tiny girl. The Nazi/Aryan influences followed her to America. My little sisters, my father and I endured the brunt of her rage and I marvel that he was able to endure such a miserable marriage. He managed as best as he could, teaching me the values of hard work, wisdom and self-sufficiency. Most of all, he taught me all about how God was the source, the essence and everything he was!

During high school, my parents divorced and I ended up on my own. Though Papito had given me a solid foundation of faith/love for God and resourcefulness, I was not at all prepared to face the world. I was fearful, fragile and vulnerable as well as had a shame complex from being a bi-cultural child.

But God had a purpose for me to be born to the parents I had and also for the mistakes I made along the way to emancipation! He threw His life rope, Jesus Christ, in 1983 and my gait was steadied> Test after test faced me. Eventually, I enrolled in college, excelling and soaring in my confidence.

Satan disguises himself as an angel of light and got a foothold in my life through a relationship with a handsome, introspective guy I met at college. I fell for his french love poems and roses and deemed him to be my prince charming. When he accepted the Lord Jesus at a Christian concert, I thought God brought me my partner and soul mate. I agreed to court him and thus began my hellish year and a half of his Jekyll and Hyde demeanor. He threatened to murder me if I didn’t marry him. That time was one of the most daunting trials of my entire life, but God was allowing me to taste what it was like to be enslaved, miserable and alone. As recall, I’d lost all will to live, dwindled down to a skeleton and gave up any hope of ever being happy or free again. It was a grievous test, but God delivered me. Satan sought to enslave me, but Jesus set me free!

What a testimony, my emancipation from childhood abuse/bullying and domestic violence. Are you suffering enslavement? Ask Jesus to set you free!

That was in 1986, I faced many more difficult trials including attacks on my body: near death from a pneumonia, carbon monoxide poisoning, (from a broken heater in my apartment) and chronic Lyme Disease. Yet another malady the past five and a half years, a neurological disorder, Dystonia, has been a great challenge. Some would call this a string of bad luck episodes but what Jesus has done with my life can be nothing shirt of a miracle. Out of all this suffering, I have gained a gift of compassion and desire to mentor.

My gift of compassion and faith-healing happened during a most sublime experience. I ministered to two severely injured men involved in a high-speed head on collision on one of the rural highways near our development. I also have been called to pray at bedside of comatose people about to expire and was asked by the head chaplain to preach my first sermon at a maximum security prison! only could Jesus Christ initiate and transform such amazing episodes.

A favorite new activity, performing with my guitar on Jersey shore board walks and the talking to people from all walks of life has been a joy. Oh, to live in this great country, to share the Gospel without fear of being attacked, raped or arrested. Here n America is where the free bloom like roses! there is still hope for we evangelists to take go’s emancipation to all the streets.This past summer, a friend invited me to join him at the Seaside Heights boardwalk to share the Gospel. We met a group of young ministers who told us that we should enjoy ourselves because the judge told the police officers not to bother the evangelists or they would have to deal with him!

I can only more deeply relish my God-given gift of freedom, but I’ve lately received some disturbing wake-up calls to threat of my deeply cherished commodity. A recent post on a friend’s Facebook page caught my attention. Bridget Gabrielle, anti-terrorist activist gave a compelling speech at a Dallas church last year. I learned that our democracy and Constitution are threatened by militant Muslim terrorists and their agenda is to dominate the world with Islam and Sharia law. She reminded us that we cannot plead ignorance or that terrorism only happens “over there”. Sharia law poses a great threat especially to American women. Gabrielle says:

“We can educate til the cows come home.“Nothing’s gonna change. Education is important, but it not sufficient. Education must be coupled with action. We have something that most countries do not have, our constitution and our Bill of Rights that give us the power to change the world. Don’t just love America, act for America”

Gabriel’s words at the closing of her powerful message were in deep appreciation of the sacrifice of our military.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart, where an immigrant
like me can escape tyranny and come here and live in this great nation. Where people from all over the world can be free. Thank you for building a nation for me where I can come and be all that I can be, where I can accomplish anything I can accomplish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, where I can stand up and speak freely without fearing for my life, where I can exercise my freedom
of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion. And every other freedom I have. I know my freedom and the freedom of everyone sitting here is built upon your shoulders and your sacrifice.”

Now, this amazing woman is a cherished role models for she echoes my own feelings for my beloved country, America. When European immigrants emigrated from their homelands to come to America through Ellis Island, They sought freedom and the pursuit of happiness, progress and to worship without fear.

My own dear Puerto-Rican father also struggled to make a better life and worked hard to give back to his country. I deeply respect the children of immigrants like senator Marco Rubio who have shared similar stories of watching their parents struggle to attain progress, but with complete freedom in this this wonderful country, America..

We have the freedom to take under our wings the battered, broken and misplaced and teach them about honor, hard work, progress and the pursuit of health and happiness. If we lose America to Islam, we will also lose the great creativity, insight and wisdom of Christian, conservative and human-right activists who seek to guarantee freedom and liberty to all. We will also lose the freedom to provide financial and spiritual resources to countless third-world nations who would not be able to survive without our help. We have been blessed, but we can lose all that our forefathers and our military have envisioned and fought for!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08gabriel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I’m shocked at the ignorance of Many of my fellow Americans who have no idea, nor do they care about what is happening to our nation today. Many do not even bother to vote, (and that included evangelical Christians! Tyranny lies await at our border and it’s time for us all to question and investigate what our government is doing.

I believe the ignorance pervading so many may be because of coddled, comfortable childhoods. Perhaps many of you have had loving parents and you never had to struggle. Maybe you’ve never tasted the horror of your town or village being attacked by machete-yielding assassins or got shot as you sneaked out of your bomb shelter to find water I suggest everyone spend an evening watching “Attack on Darfur’, “Hotel Rwanda” or ‘Shindler’s List” Anyone of these will give you a glimpse of the suffering of people under a tyrannic takeover. Yes, it could happen in America.. Islam has .

God had a plan for Brigette Gabrielle, He has a plan for me and he has a plan for you…not to harm you, but to give you a purpose. Does Islam’s god have a loving plan for you? Does Islam have a loving redeemer who sacrificed is own life and left Heaven’s glory and rose from the grave to all enslaved by sin, misery, famine, poverty and death. Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach is the only one true light and redeemer of mankind.

Don’t be deceive my friend, but leaders and religions who proclaim free health benefits, a bungalow and free education. Look at Russia who are enslaved by socialism. They are amongst the most unhappiest people in the world. Yes, the government gave them all they wanted, their entitlement, but at what price? The Piper will always demand a price.

. “The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. John 10:10

The anarchy, chaos and genocide are fruits of an evil god and it is time we differentiate between what is evil and what is good.

Jesus came to bring all men abundant life! No other god or religion can promise that.

That’s why I love America…because Jesus lives freely here!

LIBERTY and POLITICS


As my husband and I were getting ready to wind down and retire after a long day, he remarked that his stance of Christians’ civic and voting responsibility was causing a stir with certain of his co-workers. Ones responses was,

“Christians should just follow Jesus example. He never told us to be involved in politics.”

Sound familiar? Mark and I both share the same ideologies and deeply revere the foundations that our godly forefathers incepted. The past year, I’ve been feeling the the weight of the disgraces permeating our once glorious nation and that weight has drawn me to the daily discipline of interceding in prayer on behalf of my beloved country. I asked God to show me how He felt about politics, voting and our responsibility as his peculiar, chosen and special people. After many restless nights praying about this, he finally compelled me to dig deeply into His word.

My Bible opened to Deuteronomy 16:18-20

18 “You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your [a]towns which the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You shall not distort justice; you shall not [b]be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 23:6-9 (NIV)

6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

These two sections declare that we are to elect and be involved in all the complex and pressing issues that assail our families, communities and nation! Many Christians use the excuse of “separation of church and state” when there is no such term forbidding us to be a part of the election process of officials. We had better get our information together before we make excuses. If we continue to allow atheists and liberals to edit and re-write or Constitution, we will end up enslaved like the Israelites of the old testament.

Presently, a great debate rages regarding Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs. This could divide evangelicals and could bring about the re-election of president Obama.

I’d like to talk a little about the law of religion and the law of grace. The Bible is always our guide whenever we are faced with very difficult decisions, so the following discourse about Jesus should be a guideline on how to vote this November election.

The Pharisees loved to try to trap Jesus in a debate regrading any action that seemed unceremonious or outside the parameters of the law. In a certain occasion:

Matthew 5:17-25

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus was able to straddle beautifully the boundaries of old testament law with the present cultural and legals issues of His day.

If we are presented with a tragedy and victims are suffering, do we rescue them if it happens on the Sabbath, or do we turn away like the priest and the Levite during their travels when faced with a half-dead robbery victim?. If we are faced with two candidates, both who we deem unsuitable to represent and preside over our nation, which do we vote for? Hopefully, he should abide by the most important commandments and things that are dear to God’s heart. We know God said not to kill. Does the presidential candidate support abortion and the man and woman as a married couple? Last but not least does He bless Israel?

Since the dawn of Adam and Eve have we looked for loopholes to avoid the responsibilities God has assigned us. But God will hold us accountable to every minute thought, action and deed. If we choose not to vote, we have still made a decision to stand for nothing.

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass
away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until
all is accomplished.Jesus said in Mat 5:18

I pray Pastors will be like Ezra and Nehemiah, bringing out the law to remind the people of God’s promises and covenant. Jehoshaphat also gathered the assembly and revival was renewed under his kingship. When the law is revived and taught and pastors teach their flock how to balance the law with grace, we will enjoy the blessings of Yahweh. Whenever the Israelites were enslaved and abused by the heathen who dominated them and they cried out to God for deliverance, God sent them a king after his own heart. If Gods’ people, the church continue to allow liberals and atheists to edit our Constitution and Bill of Rights and remove God’s name from our public buildings, God will remove His hedge of protection. We should not be surprised at terrorist attacks when we ask God to remove himself from our democracy!

Last night, I was reminded of America’s fallen legacy as I watched documentaries of the destruction of the World Trade Centers on History Channel. What a tragedy and what a harsh lesson we Americans should have learned. This was a harbinger of what happens to a society that disobeys and rebels against God. Let us come to our senses and know that God’s commandments are for our protection and blessing. Without them, there would be anarchy, chaos, murder and slavery.

People, wake up! Let wisdom and humility towards God rule your lives and the decisions you make for the upcoming elections. Pastors, Rabbis and priests, be bold and uncompromising as you share God’s heart and assist your flock to choose the leaders closest to God’s ideal…and God help America as she struggles to get back on track.


http://www.americaisraelprophecy.com/woetothem.html

America must stand with Israel at all costs! Are there any brave conservative, Christian leaders who are bold and honest enough to tell our president and the administration of God’s covenant with Israel. Someone MUST tell him or America is doomed..

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