Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BILLY GRAHAM GOES HOME.


Billy Graham is dead. Don't believe it. He is more alive than any of us. He has simply gone home to Heaven, the destination of all who have placed their faith in the Jesus Christ.
Could there be any other way? Jesus Himself spelled it out in John 14 vs 1-3.
"Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God believe also in Me.
In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you , I WILL COME AGAIN and receive you unto myself that where I am ye may be also."
Well, Billy Graham preached those words thousands of times and thousands of people heard them and believed them. Many were waiting at the doors of the Father's house for Billy to arrive yesterday.
Now the waiting is over.
Were there ever more true, heart warming and comforting words spoken to men and women? And was there ever a better man than Billy Graham to preach them?
I think the time has come to stop THINKING about placing your faith in Jesus Christ and just DO IT.
What were the words of the hymn that Billy would often close his meetings with?
"JUST AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA, BUT THAT THY BLOOD WAS SHED FOR ME AND THAT THOU BID'ST ME COME TO THEE, O LAMD OF GOD I COME, I COME."
If you do that today you will be with millions of others in the grand, heavenly re-union in a short time to come."

Jubilate 
Ian

Sunday, February 18, 2018

PARKLAND HIGH. THE BACKLASH

I believe that we have reached a defining moment in America's
 war against its children. The massacre last week in Parkland, Florida, suddenly galvanized the people who can REALLY make the difference. I speak of the students themselves. Not the politicians, not the FBI, not the security guards, not the teachers, not even the parents but the children of those parents.
I have long believed that if there was to be a change in the gun laws of America it would have to be accomplished by the new generation of Americans who repudiate completely the ethos of their parents when it comes to the second amendment.
No longer are these kids going to tolerate being sitting ducks in the schools where they have been sent to learn. They have suddenly found a voice; a LOUD VOICE and this voice is not demanding a change in their school curriculum but a change in the mind-set of the politicians and law makers. Spontaneously this week, rallies and protest marches have been taking place all over the United States led by the students themselves telling the adults of the land that they  HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Enough of their blood has been shed, enough of the excuses that have been made, enough of the security barriers that they have to pass through every day en-route to their class rooms, enough of the flim flam and the hand wringing. It hasn't worked and these kids, the next generation, are going to come up with their own solutions that WILL WORK.
Wait for it. The first demand, I hear, is to return prayer to the classrooms.
Well if that doesn't  confirm what the Bible says:  "That a little child shall lead them."
Hallelujah. America, there is hope yet and it won't come from Congress.

Jubilate.

Ian




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Let's Go To Mars.Yeah Right.

It was a staggering documentary of human capability that I saw last week. This film was titled "Making the Impossible Possible" and show-cased everything that was going on in the American "Reach for the Stars" space programme.
By the year 2035 NASA is expecting to have landed men on Mars and returned them to Earth with future colonization of the Red Planet in mind.
But before this mighty Mars Rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral would it not be in keeping to ask what happened yesterday two hours drive down the coast from the launch site?
Here, in the district of Parkland south of Miami, a horrendous massacre took place in the local high school. About twenty students were shot to death and multiple others were injured. The shooter: an aggrieved student.
This is the great contradiction of the American State. While there is the brain power to put a man on planet Mars there is no collective wisdom to solve the human condition here on EARTH.
This brain power that I am speaking about bans prayer and Bible reading in the public school systems of the land and then stands aghast when students devoid of hope, purpose or sense of self worth gun down their classmates in bloody rage.
America, forget "Reaching for the Stars" and reach out to your own children on earth with the gospel of the love of God for all mankind in the person of Jesus Christ.
Jubilate. 
Ian

Monday, February 12, 2018

The "Victoria' Series

Probably my favourite period of British history is the Victorian Era.
Numerous of my relatives were born at the end of the 19th century and I still remember their stories. It was a great time to live when the British Empire was at the zenith of its power and when Edward Elgar quite rightly penned the words "Land of Hope and Glory Mother of the Free."
You can imagine therefore, that Pauline and I were looking forward to the BBC series "VICTORIA". We watched the first episodes with satisfaction and a few weeks ago began season 2.
Suddenly this wholesome, historical documentary was used to infuse a pair of prominent characters ( Lord Alfred Paget and Edward Drummond) in a homo-sexual relationship.
This had absolutely no connection to the truth since Lord Alfred Paget was a happily married man with 14 children and Edward Drummond, Parliamentary secretary, was twenty years his senior and assassinated before ever the two had built even a political partnership.
How dare this Daisy Goodwin, the director of this historical series do something that is so patently false. She taints the name of the famous Paget family and also the worthy Edward Drummond a distinguished public servant. She should be ashamed.
Next week I will be watching the final episode with a channel changer in my hand!
Jubilate.
Ian


Thursday, February 8, 2018

TRUMP AT THE PRAYER BREAKFAST

You will have no report of the National Prayer Breakfast given by mainstream media.
It was held today in Washington. President Donald Trump was the invited speaker.

The Syndicated news reporters were there but you will not be hearing from them. Why not? Because President Trump spoke with great passion and sincerity of his faith and spoke largely about the grace of God that has abounded at every level of American life. The abundance, affluence, freedoms and benefits that The United States have enjoyed he placed fully upon the favour of the Lord who has so "richly blessed the nation"
Why would these observations not be widely reported? Because they are politically incorrect and anathema to the liberal mindset who attribute the prosperity and freedoms of America to human ingenuity and brains ALONE.
"Leave the Lord and all that religious stuff out of it. We did this ourselves and the credit belongs to no one else but us."
Yeah right! In 2016 the forgotten people put Trump into the White House: in 2020 the FORGOTTEN GOD will keep him there.
Jubilate.
Ian