Busy Days

These are busy days, both in prophetic news and on a personal basis. On a personal note, my wife and I had been “House Sitting” for several years. The beginning of this year, that situation came to an end and we purchased a small, two bedroom house in an older neighborhood. Our mortgage is much less than the going rate for rent in the neighborhood but a 100% jump over what we were used to paying… As a result, I have come out of retirement and  am once again employed. A new job, a new house (with a to do list thousands of pages long) and this ministry, I hardly have time to breath!

On the Prophetic news, we have:

  • An embattled President Trump who continues to win almost every battle.
  • The seventieth anniversary of Israel has come and gone…
  • The completion of the Jubilee year… 51 years for Jerusalem.
  • The American Embassy in Jerusalem. (With new embassies opening at a good rate.)
  • We have buildings, train stations, and an entire neighborhood in Jerusalem being named for President Trump.
  • Rabbis in Israel are identifying Trump as “Mashiach ben Yossef” the one who paves the way for Mashiach ben David… the guy the Bible calls the Antimessiah and the “Man of Sin.” (You could think of Mashiach ben Yossef as a Luciferian, militarized, John the Baptist type, paving the way for the Antimessiah.”
  • We learned that the Jews, quoting the Prophets, say that it will be a man from Ephraim (The Ten Lost Tribes) and NOT a Jew from Judah who fills the role of Mashiach ben Yossef and destroys the Ishmaelites… (Since we do not know which gentiles are and which gentiles are not from Ephraim, we cannot discount anyone except the Jews of Judah…)
  • Trump pulled us out of the Iran deal.
  • The US is leading Israeli bombing raids on the government of Syria.
  • Damascus is barely holding on. The prophecy that “Damascus shall be a heap of rubble,” is almost complete.
  • The enemies of Israel surround him…

This Watchman on the Wall thing will never be a boring job…

Anyway, thank you for joining me on the Endtime Thinker!

David…

IN DEFENSE OF BILLY GRAHAM

“Fifty years of Gospel sermons, a righteous life, faithfulness to the same woman for life… none of this counts for anything to the damning bigots…”

Jesus loves, saves and builds up. Satan hates, condemns and tears down. Who does your example tell us that you follow?

Three lines of attack have been leveled against Billy Graham:

  1. He is a Mason.
  2. He is a Catholic.
  3. He denied that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.

There are a lot of different stories told, but they all fall under one of those three headers.

Dr. Graham never drank, or caroused, or cheated on his wife. No one ever accused him of lying or stealing. He was never rich, he was an employee of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which was run by an independent board. Dr. Graham never sat on the board and he never ran the organization that bore his name. He lived all of his adult life in the same house, on the same farm in North Carolina… It was comfortable but not even close to anything you could call a mansion or a mega-home… There really was very little that one could accuse the Evangelist of doing or being that was even slightly wrong.

There are many Masons in Heaven because Billy Graham was unafraid to visit their lodges or preach the Gospel there. There are others in Heaven because he rented Masonic Halls to preach in when he was starting out… So, there are photos of Billy with Masons… “Aha! That will give ammunition to the narrow minded little bigots!” I can almost hear Satan shouting for joy… Never mind that if you were ever there, or if you listened to those programs on tape, all the good man ever did there was what he always did, preach the Gospel.

Some may not understand but when Billy started to preach, Catholics were threatened with their immortal souls if they so much as attended a picnic sponsored by an Evangelical Church. Reading a Gospel Tract was a mortal sin and they were absolutely forbidden to read the Bible for themselves. Most Catholics went to confession every week, ate fish on Fridays and never missed Mass. It was a closed society… Good Catholics would run in terror if you started to talk about Jesus…

Then, Billy Graham went to see the Pope. The Pope liked Billy and the world reeled in shock and awe when the Pope gave Catholics everywhere the right to go to Billy’s crusades and listen to him do what he always did, preach the Gospel… Millions of Catholics found Jesus at those crusades… some of them left the Catholic Church, many stayed, but they had met Jesus and that changed everything… But we have some old photos of Billy with the Pope and that is enough to bring out the bigotry and hatred in those willing to listen to the Devil…

Then, as an old man, Billy was interviewed on TV. Perhaps he was not as sharp as he once was… Maybe he never saw the trap, but he answered the question anyway… Many have pulled two or three sentences out of those interviews and used them as a reason to damn his soul and ruin his reputation. What he really said, in context, is that a man or a woman in any religion, being convicted by the Spirit of God, could find God and find salvation through the Grace of God, even if they had never heard the Name of Jesus…

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

God has witnessed to all men everywhere through Creation. Because of that witness, God says that they are “without excuse.” If they are without excuse when they reject God, would God not save those who, based on that witness, call out to him for mercy? Would God condemn those who call on him because they have never heard his Name?

No one doubts that salvation is in Christ alone. The only issue at stake here is, is it necessary to know what his Name is? Is it Jesus, the Son of God, who saves or the “magic” in his Name? Is it Jesus as both God and man who saves or is his name a magic mantra that saves those who pronounce it correctly?

Would Jesus reject a sinner who cried out to Him, confessing his sins and begging for salvation… just because the Missionary who was supposed to tell him about the Son of God stayed home and worked for McDonalds? No, God says that He has called all men everywhere… Can a Muslim or a Hindu who sees God in the Creation and calls out for mercy be saved? Billy and I maintain that God is just. Some would tell me that I am lost because I pronounce the Name of God in English and not in Hebrew… I do not believe that any more than I believe that God rejects penitent sinners because they have never heard his Name… But a couple of phrases, uttered by a very old mind, in a very old man, are enough to provide all the witness the bigots need to damn his eternal soul…

…and yes, I know that those who see his Name as a magic mantra will condemn me as a heretic.

Fifty years of Gospel sermons, a righteous life, faithfulness to the same woman for life… none of this counts for anything to the damning bigots… that is nothing compared to some old photos with Masons and the Pope and a TV interview made when senility was already setting in… No, that is far too important… Preaching the pure, Bible Gospel for fifty years to 250 million people (live) and billions on TV, counts for nothing… The 96 million people who testified that they met Jesus at his crusades are all liars, damned to the Pope’s Masonic Hell… Just ask a Facebook Christian…

Not me, no thank you… I will stand on a life lived in the public eye with not so much as a single scandal. I will stand on fifty years of documented and recorded Gospel sermons in which no heresy can be found. I will stand as one of the millions who attended his crusades and found the message faithful and true. I will stand with the billions who listened to him preach on TV, and although I was already saved, I will stand with the millions who found Jesus under his ministry.

Most of the haters will never read this, their minds have been snapped shut… A few videos, by those who’s jealously forced them to try to destroy that to which they could never attain, have convinced them that Billy was a heretic… I really want to be there when they try to explain that one to God. That should be good for more than a few laughs…

If your god has led you to hate and destroy such a man… you might look for another God…

David…

THE OVERCOMER-IN-CHIEF

Along came an unlikely hero. All of the good, Christianesque people stood up and cheered for the hero who could not win.

Novels are not random, they follow a strict formula. You can buy books on how to write a novel. There are computer programs that let you simply fill in the blanks in order to write a novel. If you are watching a movie, it was written first as a story and it follows very strict guidelines.

If you are watching politics, you will see that same formula displayed, day after day, week after week, and year after year… What you are seeing is theater, scripted in Hell and played out by puppets whose strings are pulled by the Luciferian Elite, whose strings are pulled by demons, whose strings are pulled by Lucifer himself…

For thousands of years, the best stories have all followed the same formula. There is always a hero who starts out downtrodden, persecuted and facing impossible odds. There is always a bad guy who wins big, at least at first. He / she is evil to the core but is living well, comfortably and securely. The bad guy is directly responsible for our hero’s problems. All of the other characters are either for our hero or for the bad guy. If it is a good story, at least one of our hero’s helpers is really a bad guy in disguise… He pretends to help our hero but is secretly working for the bad guy.

As the story progresses, our hero, through hard work and honest endeavor, overcomes the forces of evil. In the end, the spy is outed, and the bad guy gets what is coming to him… he dies, or he goes to prison but he loses big, our hero shines and the reader / viewers stand and applaud with tears running down their faces. For ninety minutes in a movie or for a couple of days with a book, they have lived and believed that which is false… a story made up in the mind of the author and / or the director.

  • Kennedy was a good guy.
  • Johnson was a mistake.
  • Nixon was a good guy who went bad.
  • Ford was sort of good.
  • Carter was a Baptist Sunday School Teacher and bad guy.
  • Reagan was a superhero.
  • H. W. Bush was a good pagan.
  • Clinton was a happy hooker.
  • W. Bush rescued us from Clinton.
  • Obama was the president from Hell.
  • Trump is the oppressed hero who just keeps on knocking out the bad guys… The Overcomer-in-Chief.

They are all related to King John, and they are all related to each other, and they are all related to George Washington, and they are all puppets manipulated by the same Devil.

The people… the good, Christianesque people were oppressed under the evil Obama. A super bad lady named Hillary was all set to replace Obama with the promise of being even worse than he. Along came an unlikely hero. All of the good, Christianesque people stood up and cheered for the hero but he could not win. Night after night after night, the experts lined up to tell us that he could not win. The night of the election, all of the experts agreed that he could not win… but he did win and all the good, Christianites and Christianettes lined up and cheered. The unsaved, ungodly, millionaire televangelists lined up to pronounce him God’s Prince, Cyrus reincarnated and the one destined to save America in her sins so that she could sin some more…

But, as in any good movie, it can’t be that easy… For a year all of the good, Christianesque people sat nervously chewing their fingernails as their hero was beaten down by evil people claiming that he had won because Putin voted for him in Chicago…

And now? Now, he beats up on the bad guys and wins against all odds… Now he is the hero again and all of those evil Democrats and FBI Agents / Hillary Staffers are going to go to jail!!! Stand up and cheer… This is the best moment in the whole movie!!!

And the Good Christianesque people, all of the Christianites and Christianettes are hanging on every word as Satan pulls the strings and dances his puppets across the stage…

What a story! Wow… Lucifer will walk away with all the Oscars this year, and the Church will cheer and clap and cry…

David…

FIGHTING TEMPTATION

Some people just love rules… but Christianity is not about rules… Christianity is all about Jesus…

I REMEMBER FIGHTING LUST.

As a young man, I had a terrible fight with lust and sexual sin. I remember sweating and crying and calling out to God for strength to fight temptation. I even remember screaming at God on occasion…

I remember yielding to temptation and then weeping in agony of soul over my sin…

I remember thinking that it is impossible to obey the commandment… the harder I tried to obey, the more I prayed for strength, the stronger the temptation became…

I know that, while your besetting sin may be different than mine, you can identify with my struggle…

But, now I know. I was right, it is impossible and the harder you try to obey the Law the stronger the temptations grow… That is an accurate observation. That is undeniable truth.

Paul tells us, in 1 Corinthians 15:56, that the Law is the power of sin. In other words, trying to obey the Law makes sin stronger…

In other words, trying to obey the Law makes sin stronger…

However, Scripture gives us the secret to victory!

Those who are led by the Spirit are not under the Law…

When I took my eyes off the Law and fixed them on Jesus, I found freedom from sin for the first time in my life! When I stopped concentrating on the rules and started to follow Jesus, temptations lessened, and I found myself free to obey… The harder I followed after Jesus, the less I fought with lust and sexual sin…

When I began to deny myself… when I took up my cross and started to follow Jesus, the girls who used to tempt me so badly almost disappeared… I just didn’t notice them anymore… My mind was on higher things, bigger things, better things…

It is a secret that will set you free! Jesus has freed you from the Law of sin and death…

It is a truth set in stone. The more you try to obey the law, the stronger the temptation becomes. The closer you get to Jesus as a living, breathing person, your friend, confidant and big brother, the weaker temptation becomes…

Some people just love rules… but Christianity is not about rules… Christianity is all about Jesus.

Let me share something… Jesus does not steal, fornicate or commit adultery. If you follow Jesus, you won’t do those things either. But it isn’t about following the Law, it is about hiding yourself in the one who fulfilled the whole law and died to set you free…

Follow Jesus… Just follow Jesus.

David…

 

MIXTURE: The Babylonian Gospel

The Babylonian Gospel and mixture is the only message I ever heard. Even five years ago, if you had asked me to tell you what I believed, much of what I told you would have had its roots in Baptist Denominational Distinctives, the Masonic Religion and the Great American Lie. Even after years abroad, where I was confronted by a Gospel not mixed with American Patriotism, much of what I believed was more American than Christian.

My Grandfather was a 33rd Degree Mason and a “Lifetime Deacon” at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. I do not know how many of the men on that board were Master Masons, but I would imagine that it was a clear majority. This was an upscale church… a church where the Rich and Famous could feel at home.

It was my Grandfather and his Masonic buddies who planned the new Sanctuary as a Greek Temple, designed and built with strict Masonic Architecture…

We would sing the right hymns. The basics of the Gospel were preached, but it was all about walking the aisle, shaking the Preacher’s hand, repeating a canned prayer and getting dunked in the ornate, marble baptistry. With “Once Saved, Always Saved,” as a core doctrine, what you did after that was relatively unimportant. A strict moral code was taught but more from the Masonic point of view than the Gospel. The thrust being that you need to live right because it is good for your country, society and your community, and living right will make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

It was always assumed that if you had walked an aisle, shaken the preacher’s hand, repeated the prayer and got dunked, you were going to Heaven… No one dared question that formula.

Some of the old men in the church had fought in World War One. Most of the adult men had fought in World War Two and or Korea. The young men were going off to Vietnam and returning, often in a box. No matter what the truth about Vietnam, Korea or any other war, if you were a Christian, you supported America, the Flag and the latest war. The most ungodly and unchristian thing a young person could do was to question America. They probably never said it but we all knew that America was the Kingdom of God and God was an American.

The Methodists could lose their salvation, but they too thought that God was an American. The Presbyterians knew that God was an American and a Presbyterian… We all could agree that to be a good American was very important and that if America did it, it was God’s will and God’s way.

On the Fourth of July, the National Guard Color Guard would march the American Flag down the Aisle and we would all stand and sing the National Anthem as they stood at attention, flags in hand… The Pride was palpable…

At Christmas, the children would perform a passion play, baby Jesus in the manger, under the Christmas Tree…

For Easter, we would hold a Sunrise Service. That was followed, at Sunday School time, by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and then the 11:00 Church Service where we would all sing “Hallelujah, He arose!” at the top of our lungs…

Then, I went off and became Pentecostal… I spoke in tongues, prophesied and saw real miracles… But they were still sold on the America thing, Christmas Trees and the Easter Bunny. More than that, they were frightened and legalistic to the max. I could tell how spiritual a man was by looking at his wife. If she was ugly, wore dresses to the floor, kept her head covered and wore neither jewelry nor makeup… that was a Holy and Righteous man!

The question that continually surfaced was, “If I get in an accident and I say a bad word and I die before I can repent, will I go to Hell?” Not pleasant people to be around…

Over the last twenty years, I have watched Pentecostals go through a great change. They started a rapid flight away from legalism. Unfortunately, they passed the truth going ninety miles an hour and slid right into what some have called “Sloppy Agape.” The current, approved term is Hyper-Grace. This is a politicly-correct religion… You NEVER preach on sin or call for repentance. You preach on the importance of accepting everybody and offending nobody. Scriptures to be read and sermons to be preached are carefully scrutinized. If there is any way that a verse could offend anybody, it is not read. If there is an offensive phrase or word in a sermon, it is scratched out and never spoken. Only Happy Verses and Happy sermons are allowed.

It no longer matters what you wear. As a Sailor, a lifetime ago, I saw Pole Dancers better dressed than some of the young ladies in church…

Altar-Calls are for Happy Prophecy, Blessing and Miracles, NEVER for repentance or salvation.

But still, the lie of American Patriotism pervades the American Church. You cannot be a Good Christian if you are not a strong patriot. You cannot have a cross unless it is draped with a flag…

President Trump must be from God… America and the Kingdom of God are one and the same… God is American and Jesus lounges around Heaven in red, white and blue pajamas… Surely Trump is a Prince, sent from God to save God’s Country, in her sin, and grant her time and freedom to sin some more…

I see that attitude, in posts and comments on my Facebook Page…

Jesus asked, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8) I am leaning more and more to the negative reply… “No, none or very little.”

If you just go back, with a prayerful attitude, and throwing out everything you were taught, read the Book, you will find that it is very simple and straight forward… I think that you will discover that America is not the Kingdom of God but rather Babylon. Jesus is nothing like what you always thought He was, and being a Christian has nothing at all to do with walking an aisle, shaking a Preacher’s hand, repeating a little prayer and getting dunked in a baptistry…

Not even an ornate, marble baptistry…

David…

NOTHING CAN SAVE US NOW!

Everybody knows war is coming, but some still hide from the facts, spouting off meaningless phrases anchored in wishful thinking and hopeless optimism…

I am sitting here, in South-West Florida, and watching a massive line of thunderstorms approaching. It is getting dark, the wind that was blowing here a few minutes ago, has stopped. There is the distant peal of thunder and I can see black clouds reaching up more than forty thousand feet. I can look at the radar and by watching its size and its advance, I can predict, with one hundred percent accuracy, that it is going to rain. At the moment, the wind is still and not a drop has fallen… It is the calm before the storm.

IT IS THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

As it is, literally at the moment, in the natural world outside my window, so it is in the Spirit World. The Angels are at war and it is about to break out and devastate the world. Threats are building, the signs are in the Heavens. Everybody knows war is coming, but some still hide from the facts, spouting off meaningless phrases anchored in wishful thinking and hopeless optimism. As certainly as the rain that now beats on my window was coming, war is now upon us.

AS CERTAINLY AS THE RAIN THAT NOW BEATS ON MY WINDOW WAS COMING, WAR IS NOW UPON US.

Is the threat to the West Coast real or will the nukes, launched from a submarine, suddenly turn New York and Washington DC into heaps of ashes? I do not know but as certainly as I knew that the rain was coming, I know that war is here. Gabriel who announced the birth of a Savior, has been replaced by Michael, the leader of the Army of Heaven. The warrior has replaced the messenger in the sign of the Son of Man. War is in the Heavens.

WAR IS IN THE HEAVENS.

This war will be short but violent. I would be surprised if this war lasts longer than seven months. This war will be nuclear. All the “Fire and Fury” that Trump promised Kim Jong Un, will fall but it will not be limited. It will fall on every nation in the world, including, and perhaps most of all, the United States. When it is over, 2.5 Billion people will be dead and every nation on earth will lower their flag and replace it with the putrid, pale blue of the United Nations…

EVERY NATION ON EARTH WILL LOWER THEIR FLAG AND REPLACE IT WITH THE PUTRID, PALE BLUE OF THE UNITED NATIONS…

There are so many threats and the Media jerks us around from one to the other. Last week it was North Korea, this week it is White People, recently it was Black People and before that, Muslims and Russians, Mexicans and Immigrants. Sometimes the housing market is about to implode and sometimes it is the Dollar. Some weeks the enemy is Petroleum, other weeks it is Global Warming, or if the weather is cold, Climate Change, or a New Ice Age. The question remains, whom shall we fear?

THE QUESTION REMAINS, WHOM SHALL WE FEAR?

“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28

All Hell is about to break loose. The truth is that no one can pull the trigger until God gives his permission. What is about to happen, will happen to the United States. It will be accomplished by people even more evil than ourselves. Even though our destruction and death is accomplished by demonic forces working in conjunction with evil people and nations, it will be the Hand of God, falling in judgment.

IT WILL BE THE HAND OF GOD, FALLING IN JUDGMENT.

If we were repentant and if we were a righteous people, God would protect us. For two-hundred years, God protected the United States on account of his Church and a godly people. Today, we are perhaps the most evil nation on earth and the American Church is in full blown Apostasy. God’s Hedge of Protection was lifted on 9/11/2001 and the Devil is now free to do his worst.

GOD’S HEDGE OF PROTECTION WAS LIFTED ON 9/11/2001 AND THE DEVIL IS NOW FREE TO DO HIS WORST.

When the trigger is pulled, I believe we will see nuclear weapons falling on a land that is too divided to respond or defend itself. That will set lose a disastrous civil war among the survivors in a land with no working Government to stay the violence… It is not one of the threats but all of the threats that will soon hit us. God’s Word speaks of the climate going crazy. If North Korea nukes us, Russia and China will join in with them. The internal danger will be from Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Wimpy Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Muslims and immigrants… Every group full of hate and desperate for power and dominion. We will fall in a single hour. They will call those who die in that hour, “The Blessed!”

WE WILL FALL IN A SINGLE HOUR. THEY WILL CALL THOSE WHO DIE IN THAT HOUR, “THE BLESSED!”

Revelation 18:
Then I heard another voice from heaven:

Come out of her, My people,
so that you will not share in her sins
or receive any of her plagues.
For her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Pay her back the way she also paid,
and double it according to her works.
In the cup in which she mixed,
mix a double portion for her.
As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously,
give her that much torment and grief,
for she says in her heart,
“I sit as a queen;
I am not a widow,
and I will never see grief.”
For this reason her plagues will come in one day—
death and grief and famine.
She will be burned up with fire,
because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

Perhaps the rain now pounding on my window is a sign of things soon to come…

David…

THREE SINNERS

This is a fictional tale of three sinners. If one of them sounds a lot like you, it might not be coincidence.

Our first sinner is named Wiley. That might not be his real name but its what he goes by, that’s all I know. When Wiley was twenty-three, he wanted to be an actor. He was homeless, lived in a box behind the downtown Walmart in LA. He did odd jobs and sold a little weed on the side to make a living. Wiley had accepted Jesus when he was eight and his parents were Christian but Batman was Wiley’s real hero.

Wiley had been invited to a happy Church a few months before… They had a good music group, the girls were pretty and their Dance Costumes skin tight… The Preacher just kept telling Wiley that Jesus loved him just the way he was… Wiley wanted to go to Heaven and the preacher assured him that Jesus loved everybody. Nobody ever said anything but Wiley figured out that if he sang real loud and put money in the plate, he would go to Heaven when he died.

Our Second sinner is named Calvin. Calvin accepted Jesus when he was eight and attended church with his parents. Calvin always did what he was told, graduated from High School with a 3.5 GPA and joined the Army. Calvin loved the Army. It was so very simple, they told you what to do and you did it. Rules seemed to be very important in the Army and so Calvin obtained a book on military law. While his buddies were out drinking, Calvin was reading his very own copy of the UCMJ… the Law.

At twenty-three, Calvin was back from the Army and starting college. With the GI Bill and help from his Dad, Calvin would not even have to work. He might even be able to do a Bachelor’s Degree in three years. In four years in the Army, Calvin had only been in trouble one time. When the Sergeant had told him to go into the Gas Chamber and breath Tear Gas, Calvin had told him that that violated Section 4.3, Subsection b of the UCMJ and was therefore, an illegal order. The Captain had disagreed and Calvin spent thirty days confined to base… By the time he got out, even Calvin had put that behind him.

Harvey was, I suppose, the worst sinner of all. At 23, Harvey was just getting out of prison. He was barely turned 19 when a seven-year-old kid from down the street made fun of the way he walked. Harvey was a Christian from a Christian family. Harvey was mostly a good kid but something in his bones wasn’t quite right… Harvey did walk funny. When the kid teased him like that, Harvey forgot how big he was. For just a minute, Harvey was an angry little boy. He had backhanded that boy so hard that if shattered his jaw.

Now 23, Harvey had served three years in the State Penitentiary. He was a Convicted Felon, Assault and Battery on a Child Under Twelve Years of Age. It was in prison that Harvey had developed the deep and lasting relationship with Jesus. A relationship he would enjoy for the rest of his life. The day he got out of prison, the Local Paper put him on the front page, just to remind the community what kind of man he was. When his Dad pulled the car into the driveway, there were a hundred reporters and curious people in his yard. He opened the door to a huge roar as unintelligible questions were thrown at him. Harvey motioned them to be quiet, and assuming he would make a statement they could make fun of, they quieted down. “Jesus loves me, this I know.” Is all Harvey said before pushing his way through the crowd and entering the house.

FAST FORWARD:

Twenty years later, two out of three  of our heroes are married; all three have kids. Although they live in three different cities, from coast to coast and although they do not know each other, our three gentlemen have faced identical situations. (I can make that happen, it’s my story.)

Wiley woke up with a bit of a hangover and started towards the studio. Not a famous actor, Wiley made a living as the instantly recognized face of the Termite in the perpetual ads of LA’s major Pest Control company, and he still sold a little weed on the side to help feed the kids… Leaving his live in girl of twenty years sleep, he headed out for breakfast at McDonalds. Entering the door, a pretty young lady smiled and asked him to join her after he got his food. Thirty minutes later, Wiley had called in sick at work and headed off with the young lady for some weed and a little sex.

Six months later, the mother of Wiley’s children confronted him. Slapping her on the back-side, Whiley said, “You ain’t tied down, move out if you want… Jesus paid it all and I’m just having a little fun…”

Calvin’s wife was starting early menopause and had been very cranky lately. She didn’t let him get out the door before she started yelling about something. In no mood for breakfast at home, Calvin thought to stop at McDonalds for breakfast on his way to the University where he served as Disciplinary Dean. It was his job to enforce the rules and he had ruined the life and career of more than one young person in the fulfillment of his duties. When Calvin hit the door at McDonalds, a young lady smiled and invited him to join her. Adultery was wrong; Calvin knew the Ten Commandments by heart and had sworn to obey them all. This might be a little dangerous but it didn’t really break any commandments and it would be nice to talk with a lady who wasn’t screaming at him…

Six months later, Calvin’s wife confronted him. “You can’t leave me!” he cried. “I’m the Dean at a Christian University and a Deacon at the Church, you will ruin me! You don’t know how hard I tried not to sin, I cried real tears and I begged God to give me the strength to overcome. God didn’t do anything, He just let me fall into sin! I can’t believe it, He knows how hard I have tried to serve him and how much I have suffered working here instead of Harvard… Now you are going to leave me and embarrass me in front of everybody… How can you do that to me?”

Harvey slipped on his boots and kissed his wife goodbye. She had been more than a little cranky lately but he kissed her anyway. He would let her sleep and catch a bite at McDonalds on his way to the welding shop. It wasn’t much of a job but it paid the bills. It was hard for a Child Abuser to find work anywhere and his boss had kept him on for these twenty years anyway. As he came up to Main Street, something caught in his spirit. He didn’t know how to explain it but he had learned that this was the voice of God. Turning right instead of left, he pulled into the parking lot at Denny’s. As he entered the restaurant, he saw his Pastor with several of the men from the church. They invited him over and the Pastor even put his breakfast on the church credit card. Harvey kept trying to figure out what that was all about… nothing important had happened at that impromptu meeting… Why was he there?

Six months later, Harvey’s marriage was stronger than ever. Harvey would never know about the pretty young woman who sat waiting for him at McDonalds…