Last week in the video I noted [Don’t know why to be honest- just ‘came up’] That Russia has a reason to fear NATO- and the U.S. pushed Putin to the edge by our trying to get Ukraine into NATO.
I even said that NATO- in reality- is Russia’s number one threat [because NATO has become a sort of puppet/excuse for the U.S. to invade countries- under the guise of NATO- the media do not report it- but when you see any Western action in countries we invade- the media makes it sound like there is a ‘NATO coalition’ doing it- 99% of the time- it is us].
So- after the post/video- I noticed my blog got a lot of hits from Russia-
This week Russia released a new military doctrine- and for the first time- ever- they declared NATO as their number one threat.
Now- obviously it wasn’t because I posted it- first.
But I’m sure they were working on this paper for a while- and maybe they wondered how some Christian blogger ‘figured’ it out before they released it- who knows- I just found it interesting.
I also mentioned how I think we are closer to a ‘real’ war- than ever before- the threat being China and Russia- not the other hot spots- I even said you never know if Putin would use Nuke’s.
In the release of their new Doctrine- Russia did indeed say [changed policy] that they lowered their standard for the use of Nuclear weapons- very interesting indeed.
Ok- this week I hope to shoot the video by Bob Hall Pier- off the Gulf of Mexico.
I started the year - coming back from one of my New Jersey trips- at this spot.
I held one of our first meetings at this spot- committing to God that I would finally do some home groups- this year- which I did.
It was sort of a Vow I felt I needed to keep- and did keep it.
So- as we start the new year- I wanted to simply encourage my on-line friends to seek God for what he would have you to do in this New Year.
Often times we have lots of goals in life- financial- family- etc.
Those of you who have followed my site for a while see that Christ calls us to ‘higher’ things-
I’m not saying these other things don’t matter- but I’m saying that they should not take precedence over the Kingdom of God.
Jesus tells us if we want to be followers of him- we must take up our cross daily- die to our own desires- and seek first the Kingdom.
In scripture- he often challenged rich people to ‘sell it all- give it to the poor- come- follow me- you will have true riches’.
For some of you- it might mean leaving a former lifestyle- yes- actually ‘decreasing’ your wealth potential- for ‘greater wealth’.
The bible says Moses forsook the ‘riches of Egypt’ for a better calling. Hebrews 11:24 by faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
For others- it might be time to leave former sins in the past- Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Romans 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
Romans 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.