Sunday, October 29, 2017


The old Silk Road of China is being rebuilt by President Xi and his servants. This is no faux Great Leap Forward of Chairman Mao's day. Those great leaps of long ago were a total failure every time. 

This time, China is clearly trying to build rail and road connections to Europe and the Middle East which will give China a fantastic market for their manufacturing giants, AND the roads will bring tourists to China from that whole area.

China is also building railways for African nations so that they can reach African markets and ship natural resources out of Africa to China. Ethiopia has just opened it new high speed railway to the Red Sea which is getting Chinese products, made in Ethiopia by cheap labor, out to the world. And, China is building a railway right now from central Kenya to the Indian Ocean. Again, they will be starting factories in Kenya to take advantage of cheap labor. And, Kenya goods will be moved over the new Silk Road across the oceans of the world to Wal Mart etc.

The USA has fallen far behind in the dust as China is roaring along. My correspondent puts it this way:
You know how I've been saying that the Chinese intend to deny the seas to the USA by finding a weapon to sink our carriers.  This article reveals that the Chinese are simply bypassing the seas.  Aircraft from a carrier can only fly inland for as far as it has the fuel to do so.  I still think the Chinese want a weapon to neutralize our carriers, but their overland routes will squeeze us out of every European, Asian, and African market and make it easy for them to compete with us militarily by proxy or head-to-head.  Plus, the land routes will take oil and minerals back to China from wherever they get them from.  We had better take total control of this hemisphere, and sit here securely, or lose everything.

So, the battle of nerves over the South China Sea Islands is all window dressing. The real parade is from China to Europe overland.

If you look at the map at the above site, you will see the four paths of the new Silk Road. One path leads down through Iran and Saudi Arabia and to Turkey. It is clear that China intends to have a presence in Israel also. To the Bible student, this brings to mind the prophecy that the Kings of the East will march against Israel to join in the Battle of Armageddon during the Great Tribulation. This rail and road pathway China will soon build into the Middle East will provide the way for the 200 million soldiers to travel.

As the prophetic landmarks keep coming in view, we are reminded that the USA has NO place in Bible prophecy. Thus, as I have hammered over and over, God will soon do something to the USA that will force us to pull back from our hegemony of the world by our Military and bankers. Our days are most certainly numbered.

And, contrary to what some of you diddle heads think, President Trump will not save America from her final fate. He is NOT God's man to save America. He is God's man to destroy America, and he is busy at work doing that. Witness his total disinterest in Africa as China takes over there.

One fascinating anomaly in the above picture is the northern track of the new Silk Road. It goes right through Russia. It causes us to wonder if China, during the End Times, comes to dominate Russia in trade and possibly economically. This whole thing bears some close watching (handy pun there for free).

Finally, the end of the road through southeast Asia is just across the straits from Australia. I am convinced that this road will be extended, possibly by a causeway over to Australia to glean business and build factories in Australia while raping their natural resources. A causeway in that area is doable because the continental shelf connects Asia with Australia and the water is shallow.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


What news anchor writes a letter, and then breaks down and weeps because his own words move him so much?

Answer: Don Lemon.

This is the extreme dramatics which the Liberal scum bag Left will go to while they try to win back their audience. Don Lemon is a loser. He is guilty of Fake News tricks many times over, and he virtually hates Donald Trump. 

I just want you to know that as I write this blog post, I am breaking down in scalding white hot tears. You need to know that I amaze myself so greatly, and I love myself even more than Don Lemon loves himself. Ain't no jerkawallah at CNN going to out emote me (wiping eyes with Kleenex).


What a ham. He claims this open letter to the President is "personal". That is a bold faced lie. Lemon is strutting his stuff like a drag queen at a Gay Pride rally. His letter is for the sole purpose of raising the level of hostilities at CNN against Trump. Lemon has no sincere feeling for the widow. She is simply being used as cannon fodder in the war on the Presidency and America.

This whole thing that Lemon hatched up is very sour (Free pun as you weep). I also find it very hard to believe that Trump would pick up the phone without the name of the soldier in front of him. It looks to me like the widow was been had by Liberal Leftist thugs who are using her to attack Trump. I cannot see a man who has finessed a financial empire by schmoozing thousands of people bungling up a phone call the way Lemon claims he did.

So, weep on, sour puss. Your tears may impress you, and they may impress Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, but the masses of America are not impressed with your Broadway production.

For his acting role in the Broadway hit, "The Lemon Squeezed, is the Lemon drip," Balaam's Ass Speaks wishes to give Don Lemon of CNN the Dead Skunk Award. He is worthy.

My letter to Donny Lemon:

Dear Don Lemon:

This is NOT a "personal" letter like you claimed you wrote to President Trump. My letter, and I tell the truth, is written to amuse and charm my readers and make them imagine I am a clever humorist and writer. So, this will show you, Don, how to tell the truth about your real motives.

I do not believe that letter you burped up was your own work. It was the most subtle emotional and well composed piece of editorial I have heard in many years. It was vicious, hateful, and raging as you attempted to belittle the President. But, the letter was genius. 

So, who rally wrote it, sir? I suspect a young lady over in the corner wrote the letter for you. She was a bright clever lady who threw all of her feminazi emotions into the letter, and what she handed you was priceless, that is, if hate for the President is noble.

You wanted Trump to confess his sins, right? Well, why don't you, Donny boy, belly up to the mic and tell us who really wrote that letter you spewed at us? You simply are not smart enough to do that on your own.

Sincerely weeping as I write,

Steve Van Nattan
Somewhere in Texas

Monday, October 23, 2017


This article tries to prove that the Reformation was initially inspired in Martin Luther by his contact with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. There may be shreds of truth in this, but Luther was not the Reformation. The Reformation was also Zwingli, John Knox, and Latimer and many more heroic men. 

The Reformation churches are celebrating their 500th anniversary this year, but as they do so, their churches are emptying in Europe and languishing in the USA. The reason the Reformation has died and flopped is clear.

The Bible does not call for reforming a whore. The Bible calls for stoning a whore. All of the Reformed denominations have tried to reform part of the Roman Catholic Whore Church's heresies while keeping other heresies.


Reformed churches baptize babies and claim that this secures them a place in Heaven by virtue of the faith of their parents. There is nothing to support this heresy in the Bible. Baptism in the New Testament is for adults who understand they are sinners and have the faculty of reason to believe by faith.

The "Host" during communion was removed from the virtual eating of Jesus flesh and brought half way to biblical Christianity be saying Jesus comes to us when we eat the cookie. Rubbish. Jesus comes to the believer in full measure when the believer confesses faith in him. Jesus does not come incrementally in pints and quarts.

As to the Ethiopian Church, Prestor John was the founder of Coptic Christianity, not some deacon. Much can be said in favor of the Ethiopian Coptic Church, but in its present form it is dead as a door nail, lost in very dark rituals and cultural nonsense. Worship in all Orthodox churches cannot be conducted without a load of gongs and trinkets. Worship in spirit and truth is much too simple. 

So, if you are in a Reformed Church of any kind, you are riding a dying horse. You need to find fellowship with people who take the Reformed Bible, the King James Bible, and then use is literally instead of trying to patch up the Whore of Rome.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


Here is a report on President Trump's latest efforts to unload gold bricks from the US Government. This time, it is the Veteran's Administration.

Back in the 1980s, while pastoring a church in Michigan, I had an older US Veteran who had to travel all the way across Michigan to get VA health care. He said that virtually every time that he went to the VA in Ann Arbor, they had lost his records. He would have to start from square one every time, do a load of tests, and start over.

Credit must be given to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton for fixing that mess by requiring that all records be computerized and all VA clinics networked. Around 2000 the networking was done, and now a Veteran can move from New York to Los Angeles, walk into a VA clinic, and they have everything about him up on the screen. 

But, the firing of 800 management VA staff is a great way to drain the swamp. The video made it very clear though that the VA is a bureaucracy with enormous anergy (the ability to resist expending energy). The process Trump has started will need some serious nagging to make sure it really makes a difference in the care veterans receive. The pyramid of power vertically in the VA is extremely treacherous, and I have inside information on that.

An issue not addressed was the state of many VA facilities. While some, like the virtual hacienda of a VA facility in Tucson, Arizona, are spacious and modern, many VA facilities are crowded and sparse on work space. 

When I was going to the VA here in Texas, my blood pressure was always seriously elevated. The problem was that they were in a hurry to try to see everyone, so they took my BP without letting me rest. The patient interview room was very small, and various machines were being stored there that should have been out of sight. I also had a lady doctor who came just an inch from threatening me for declining cholesterol medication. With some of the VA doctors you need to take the prescription, collect the drugs, and throw them down the toilet to keep out of trouble.

When the VA clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee developed black mold in the walls, they moved the clinic temporarily to nearby factory warehouse while the black mold was eliminated. The VA should have simply found new and larger facilities.

The bottom line is in the form of another issue that we are not supposed to question. Does America need so many wars, and must we really have US Forces based in 150 nations around the world? 

There is NO call for the mammoth presence of the US Military in the world in the papers and documents that founded the USA. It is now political policy of all parties to occupy the world and hold the world hostage to our Military. This results in thousands of Military Veterans discharging every month, and the cost of giving them health care is obscene.

So, as long as the United States, that is, YOU and me and the whole political swamp, believe we have to kick the butt of every nation on earth, the Veteran's Administration will be two steps behind reality forever.

Thanks you, Mr. President for trying, but you will never force the VA to catch up to the demand until you cancel some wars.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


The number of Hellywood stars and politicians who have said they would murder President Trump is now beyond counting. It is getting to be fashionable in Democratic and Liberal circles to speak the words of assassination.

Why do the FBI and the Secret Service let this go on prosecuted? The First Amendment was not put in place to protect murderers.

Ah, yes, I know what some of you mental midgets are saying..... "This is just talk. They will not really do it." That is not the point. The issue is, there are mentally deranged people in the USA who need only verbal encouragement to act violently. How many times have we heard a murder or rapist say he was acting out what he saw on a movie?

The plain truth is, assassins do not come to the point of killing leaders all alone in a corner. They spend time with rabid beasts with big mouths like Maxine Waters and other Liberals. We may soon learn that Lee Harvey Oswald did not hatch the assassination of John F Kennedy without outside inspiration and motivation by others.

So, here is treasonous talk, and I for one protest the lack of interest by the Secret Service, and other Government law enforcement agencies, in this murder talk.

Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Maxine Waters is cursed according to the Bible.

You may cry, "Oh no, she is just threatening to kill Trump." That is exactly the point my friend. Here is what Jesus said about Maxine Waters' motor mouth killer threats.

Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

You do not have to commit the act with God. God will send Maxine Waters to Hell for murder simply because she verbally claims she will kill Donald Trump. It is about time America agree with God and lock up in prison anyone who verbalizes his lust to kill a leader.

Friday, October 20, 2017


This is a very personal post, but some of my readers will appreciate it.

There was a kid in a school for missionary kids in Kenya. In his class was a very pretty girl, and that boy noticed that. As time went by, he developed a secret crush for the pretty girl, but he never told her or anyone else.

There was a young man in college who met a lot of great and lovely Christian girls, but he could not forget the girl from his school days. There were none quite like her.

There was another young man, the brother of the pretty girl, who stopped by the college one day, and said, "If you have any interest for my sister, you need to write her." The best advice I was ever given..... thanks Don.

The young man did write, and he sent Valentine candy, and he called and called and called the pretty girl.

The young man graduated from college, packed all his possessions in his big Dodge, and he headed for Michigan to see what the pretty girl would think.

The day he arrived, the pretty girl took him off to a wedding, and the next Saturday to another wedding. The young man soon realized the pretty girl was in love with him, and he bought her a ring. She is still wearing that ring today.

Tomorrow we will celebrate 50 glorious years in Christ and together. The track has been rough at times, there have been lean years, Army years, missionary years, a Communist coup in Ethiopia, but always we had each other. 

In Christ, we have survived all that came our way, and so has our love.

Proverbs 30:18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

Thank you Elizabeth

Thursday, October 19, 2017

TEXAS.............. AGAIN

We have some mighty fine neighbors here in Texas.

The thing I like about Texas, compared with the sorry blue states, is that God is still at home in Texas. We went to Chui's restaurant yesterday, and the silverware was put in a paper folder on the table. On the back of the folder were three prayers suggested to offer before eating, one for Catholics, one for Protestants, and one for Jews.

If your soul is worn thin by God and Christ hatred in your state, why don't you move to Texas? You will find that God too may have moved to Texas.

You will also learn, after you have moved in, wherever you end up in Texas, that it only takes about 48 hours to develop a great attitude change in Texas. And, you will find that Texans will welcome you at once and offer you kindness if you are shooting the same direction they are.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


The whores are fingering the famous Amos and Pimp, Bobbie Weinstein. Suddenly, these whores and whorelettes who traded their virginity for fame and fortune are incensed and insulted that they were not treated like Mother Theresas when they arrived in Hellywood long ago.

Bill Crosby only recently went the way of all media flesh and had to cleanse his soul of sin publicly. This is a very old story, and only fools who live at a distance from Hellywood believe there are ANY clean stars in that filth hole.

In know why these starlets are coming out and accusing Weinstein. They hope he will be convicted of sex crimes in criminal court. That would give them legal leverage to sue him in civil court and reap a great harvest of his gold. The whores of Weinstein are not nearly are violated as you might think. They are simply whores.

My uncle worked in Hellywood as a stage hand changing the backdrops for movie scenes. He told my Dad that the stars and starlets would openly jump into the backdrop sheets and have sex with one another with no discrimination. They were addicted to sex then, and that was circa 1935.

My friend Lloyd was a cabinet maker who did custom work for the very rich in Beverly Hills and Hellywood. He said he redid all the cabinets in a mansion there, and the owner, who was very famous, was going to have a big party to show off his remodeled mansion. He invited Lloyd, as a sort of sweet gesture to an ordinary person, to come to the party and rub elbows with the rich and famous. He went, and when he entered the mansion, a girl at a desk asked him if he would like to check his clothes. He was confused, so he went to look into the area where the party was in full swing. He said every one of the people in there were stark naked. Rubbing elbows with the famous is only a small part of the process. Lloyd fled in disgust.

And, now the gods and goddesses of Hellywood have made themselves naked and vile to America, and your gods are now nothing but White and Black trash. I long ago, because of all the stories I head growing up in the LA area, learned to assume that virtually ALL movie and music stars in Hellywood were sex perverts. This goes all the way through the music industry. I used to be a fan of Virgil Fox, a great pipe organ performer. Then, someone who knew him told me he was a queer. Barf The fact that your hero plays JS Bach does not mean he keeps his pants on.

You have another mob of gods who have let you down, right. Oh, my my, what a shock to learn that so many Black football players hate America, Whites, and the flag. They are destroying the very temples where they gather in the gold from you suckers.

The shock and awe you feel and talk about is hog wash. You have made the least useful people of society your gods and goddesses, and you have no business being disappointed. A man plays a game, and he boozes and runs crack up his nose every weekend, and you look the other way because he is you favorite god of the pig skin.

There are men all throughout American society and life who risk their lives every day for you, and you worship at the shrine of the NFL. What a jerk you are.

Psalms 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psalms 59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

And, what shall we say about these churches that have a TV playing on Super Bowl Sunday instead of worshiping God and having godly fellowship?

Psalms 79:1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

When I was in Bible college in southern California, there was a girl in the college who was singing with a famous Christian orchestra. They were based in Hellywood, and she traveled there often to sing for their record albums. The orchestra leader was reputed to be a great Christian gentleman, but he had a very sensual fetish lust for this girl. She was in awe of him, and she swooned every time she talked about him. She was a busty Marilyn Monroe type of girl. So, the gods of Christendom are also found in Hellywood, and they behave just like Bobbie Weinstein.

Around sixty years ago a Christian lady named Virginia Walker wanted to be a professional singer for Christian churches. She wanted the best voice training, so she enrolled in the Julliard School of Music in New York City. She reached the point when she was to do her final student performance and recital, and she was assigned to sing an Italian opera. She was practicing it, and she realized she had no idea what she was singing. She knew an Italian grocer in the neighborhood, so she took the opera around to him and asked him to translate it into English. 

The Italian grocer told her not to worry about the words, just sing the opera. She pressed him, and he finally said he would be embarrassed to do that for a lady. The words were nasty. Virginia Walker quit the Julliard at once and fled home to the local church and the people of God. God still used her and her music for her whole life.

I have one more issue I need to vent. I went into a Fundamental Baptist preacher's office one day, and in the corner was a life sized cardboard version of John Wayne. Around the office were other memorabilia of John Wayne. I about puked. John Wayne made it very clear that he had no need for God or religion. He was a hard drinking hard living piece of Hellywood filth. Ten minutes before he died, his family called a Catholic priest and asked them to give him the last rights. They must have known he was a God hater, but they wanted to see if they could slip him into Heaven under God's nose. I suppose they paid some high prices to buy Novenas and Masses to be said for Wayne later. This information is from my contacts who knew about John Wayne. IS THIS YOUR RELIGION? Or, maybe you like the hick burp Gaither version LIKE THIS.

Added Later: I feel I need to challenge some Christians for their deification of political figures. In particular, President Trump has been touted in near Messianic terms by many pastors and Christian leaders. Trump is no saint, and he is not going the rescue America from anything. Charismatics claim that Trump is God's "anointed one." What crass blasphemy. God allowed him to be President as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, who is goddess of Christ hating Liberals. 

Are you claiming Trump is some sort of God fearing special saint and exalting him as the Savior of America? If so, you have no true Savior, for that is Christ. You may not even be born again. How can you exalt a man who says, "Grab the girls by the p___y?" You are a reprobate follower of pagan gods.

What filthy things are you doing in order to be well employed? What gods of sports and Hellywood win your regular homage at the temple of TV or the Internet? Long ago there was a man who was not so famous when he was a young man. He was content to be a simple carpenter. Later, God used his Son to found the Christian Church, and he saved hundreds of millions of souls from sin and death. Is he really your only God?

What would you do to be clean again? Do you have heathen fetishes in your home or office to the gods of sport and Hellywood that need to be burned? The missionaries used to insist that true believers in Africa burn all their heathen fetishes.

Here is a fetish burning by Zulu Christians.

Since the beginning of the revival in 1967 God has been convicting people about their occult possessions and their stolen property. If things cannot be returned to their owner they are brought to be burned. Every now and then a huge public bonfire is made to burn these witchcraft fetishes and stolen articles.

Should you have a burning service to get clean?

Monday, October 16, 2017


You probably have read and seen the report of the air liner that dropped over 20,000 feet during a flight from Australia to Bali.


I am very suspicious that this was a cyber hack and attack. If so, the attacker either got cold feet, or the pilots managed to escape the hacker. There are real life drops in altitude caused by air pockets, but 20,000 feet is unheard of.

This will become more and more common, and hackers will not be as shy as this one. The ISIS or North Korean attackers will drop the plane to the ground or water.

Soon, flying may well become unpopular because of this, and ocean liners may come back into use for international travel. If you want to travel by ship, check online for tickets on freighters. Almost all ocean going freighters have passenger accommodations for up to 36 people. Usually, service is good, but the ticket price may be higher than a liner. Also, freighter may stop at one of more ports on the way to your destination.

Monday, October 9, 2017


Sorry for the click bait, but it is based in a very real possibility. It now appears that Russia can, and has, hacked our voting machines. Here is the story from DEFCON.


The only way I can see for the US to protect its voting system is to go back to paper ballots and hand counting. At the most, punch cards.

If the Republicans and Democrats do not join forces and take charge at once, the USA will truly see candidates campaigning in Moscow and Beijing one day.

The other issue is what DEFCON added. The electrical grid of the USA could be taken down whenever Putin wants it. 

Now, if that is possible, could Putin also shut down our cars and trash their computers? Could the air traffic control system be hacked and destroyed for good? Could he hack our personal computers and force us to pay to play? He would obviously conceal some of this by making sure the trial leads back to Iran or Pakistan or some other marginal "friend" of the USA.

Will World War Three be fought right here on my blog and your computer? If so, I am not ready. I need a B-52 and a hundred hydrogen bombs for my part. 

The Bible tells us that the Battle of Armageddon will be fought on horse back with steel weapons. Bible prophecy teachers have tried to rationalize how this could happen in the new future with all the technology now used in battle. Maybe God intends to send the world leaders strong delusion so that they destroy the whole world technology system so that the next war, Number Four in the Valley of Decision, will have to be fought with primitive World War One weapons or even earlier.

You may mock at me, but that simply shows that you are not looking far enough down the road of the future of technology. It is a deadly world where evil lurks 24/7. It is not a joke to speculate that the whole technology world grid could self-destruct one day courtesy of some cyber terrorist, or a nation like North Korea who needs a last ditch weapon against the world.

What is very clear is that the election system in the USA is a big joke, and 2018 will be a total disaster. And, it seems clear that the slugs in Congress will sit and pick their nose while the world burns. At least Nero had a little more class than that. He played the fiddle while Rome burned. We don't even get music from Congress while they play the fool.

Hey, Nancy Pelosi, could you stutter out a bill to rescue the election system? See of John McCain will help you. He is over there in the corner picking his nose.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Recently, I have been slammed by some Christians for allowing that Christians can use guns to defend themselves. Pious souls from all around the world have taken it on themselves to damn the USA and claim that we do not get rid of guns because we love to see people get killed. One lady accused me of this because I spoke of guns being useful for self-defense.

I sense great emotion in some people who belong to what is nearly a cult of pacifism. They would, it seems to me, allow a killer to kill their children before they would take up a weapon to defend their kids. This is blasphemy to a true Bible believer.

So, what can we learn from the Bible about using weapons in self-defense or to the glory of God?

Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

We learn that Jesus was preparing his disciples to defend themselves. This does not imply that Jesus would leave them at the mercy of evil men without his care for them. But, it DOES mean that the disciples, and we in our day, must be prepared to defend ourselves and our families. 

The Roman short sword was the exact equivalent of a 45 Cal. Colt revolver today. The sword was for self-defense at close quarters, and it was used in combat to attack. It was not used to dig potatoes.

Verse 38 shows us that the disciples already had two swords on hand, and Jesus never rebuked them for that at previous times. Jesus did say that two swords was enough for eleven men. This implies that someone in any group should be armed for defense. Peter used a sword in the Garden to defend Jesus, but Jesus did not intend to be defended. That same sword of Peter was probably one of the two in verse 38.

So, when you receive aggravation from friends or family mocking you for not being loving and like Jesus by being prepared and armed, take them to these verses and make sure to force them to agree that Jesus really did tell his disciples this.

Numbers 25:6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:
13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

God's Old Testament heroes were not pacifists.

Phinehas was in the line of the priesthood. We must wonder why he was the one who killed the sex perverts. Moses and Aaron where standing by. Why did they do nothing about this? The obvious answer is that God simply moved Phinehas to be the enforcer.

God was very pleased to see Phinehas kill the man and woman. God made sure Phinehas was commended in the Word of God, and he comes up later for honorable mention in Psalm 106:30.

And, for the record, Phinehas did not kill the couple in self-defense. He killed them to honor the law of God in the Ten Commandments. In the Church Age we are not called to execute adulterers, but you wimps who are born again need to brace yourselves. The saints rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years in the coming Messianic Kingdom, and you may one day be called upon by Christ to execute sinners. Deal with it.

Judges 4:17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.
19 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.
21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.
23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
24 And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

Heber was a bit of a phony. He had associations with the enemy, but his wife did not agree with him. She did what she could with the weapons at hand, a tent peg and a mallet. Jael had driven tent pegs into the ground for years, and she was good with those weapons. The moral is, use the weapon you have practiced with. If you are more handy with a hammer, put the hammer to the thief as he crawls through the window.

And, what did God think of this fine lady, Jael?

The Holy Spirit inspired a piece of poetry to be added to the Word of God in memory of Jael and her defeat of the enemy.

Judges 5:24 Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
26 She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
28 The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself,
30 Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
31 So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.

Only one other verse in the Bible talks about a lady as "blessed art thou among women." That was Mary, the mother of Jesus.

And, how does a man of God teach men who refuse to come to the aid of the godly when they are in trouble?

Judges 8:13 And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle before the sun was up,
14 And caught a young man of the men of Succoth, and enquired of him: and he described unto him the princes of Succoth, and the elders thereof, even threescore and seventeen men.
15 And he came unto the men of Succoth, and said, Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, with whom ye did upbraid me, saying, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thy men that are weary?
16 And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.
17 And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

Now, there is some Church discipline for you. Gideon opened a seminar in compassion and helpfulness, and the alter call was in the form of an execution for withholding bread from the people of God. Would you call Gideon to be the pastor of your church, or would you decide he was just a bit too forceful?

Finally, as mentioned above, the Kingdom of Messiah will definitely have an enforcement aspect, as follows:

Revelation 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

"He" in verse 26 is the same he in verse 27. This means that the saints who return with Christ to rule and reign with him for a thousands years will be enforcers. They will not have gold scepters as symbols of their enforcement authority. They have iron rods. Iron is the metal of force and war in the Bible. This means that civil and spiritual laws, such as the Ten Commandments, will be enforced by physical brute force when necessary. That is the way Messiah wants it.

Let us hear no more of this hate for Christians with guns. It may sound lofty and spiritual to claim that self-defense is not part of Christian service and maturity, but as for me, I am delighted to learn that the deacons all carry on Sunday morning, and the preacher has a KJV 1611 on the pulpit desk, and a Glock inside the pulpit.

Men in particular who do not believe it is spiritual and godly to have guns for defense are suspect at best in a culture which allows guns for defense. Criminals understand this, and they keep moving when the come to a victim they learn is armed. If you are not prepared to defend your wife and family with force, you are a spiritual wimp. Like this.....

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

The Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep. The good husband gives his life for his family, but he also obeys the text above and provides defense for his family. Who will stop your wife from being raped if you go unarmed against an attacker with a gun?