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Oklahoma City in America's spiritual war: 10 Commandments monument smashed into pieces

There is a ferocious spiritual war in America, and Oklahoma City seems to be at the center, targeted by malevolent people and forces.
In 2009 when Republicans were in control, the state legislature gave the green light for a Ten Commandments statue, paid for with private funds, to be placed outside the state capitol building in Oklahoma City.
Three years later, in November 2012, a 6-feet tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected.
10 commandments monument outside Oklahoma state Capitol
Almost immediately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) leveled a lawsuit to remove the monument, claiming that it violated the state constitution’s ban against using public property to support church or religion.
The ACLU’s lawsuit was followed by the New York-based Satanic Temple declaring their intention to build a 7 ft. tall statue of their master next to the Ten Commandments — all in the name of “religious parity.”
Then, on September 21, 2014, a local satanist group conducted a blasphemous “Black Mass” right smack in the Oklahoma City Civic Center.

Alton Nolen

Alton Nolen

Three days after the satanic Black Mass, on September 24, 2014, a recent convert to Islam, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, walked into a Vaughan Foods administrative office in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, and attacked two female employees with a knife. Nolen beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and repeatedly stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, who survived the attack. (See “Of course he did: Obama Official Praises Mosque Of Oklahoma Beheader Alton Nolen”)
Mark Vaughan, the company’s chief operating officer, who is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy, shot Nolen, stopping the attack. Nolen was charged with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and may also face federal charges as well.
Writing for CNN, Mel Robbins is incredulous that the FBI refuses to call Nolen’s attack and beheading a terrorist attack:

It was a terrorist attack, and everyone knows it. Why won’t the government say so? The Washington Post reports that the FBI found ‘no indication that Alton Alexander Nolen was copying the beheadings of journalists in Syria by the Islamic State … adding that they are treating this as an incident of workplace violence.’
Workplace violence? You can’t be serious! Oh wait — the FBI must mean “workplace violence” as in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the terrorist convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people and left many more wounded.

On September 19, 2014, the ACLU’s lawsuit to remove the Ten Commandments monument was thrown out by an Oklahoma County judge.
So satanists took matters into their own talons.
Zak Patterson reports for Oklahoma City’s KOCO that at approximately 9 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2014, a man drove his car into the Ten Commandments monument and smashed it into pieces.
The suspect told the Secret Service, upon his arrest, that Satan had told him to do it. He admitted that he had urinated on the monument before running it over.
The suspect reportedly also made vague threats at the Oklahoma City Federal Building and said he would kill President Obama and spit on a photo of Obama. The man was taken into custody. The vehicle involved was abandoned and has since been impounded.
The cleanup is underway and parts of the Ten Commandments monument will be restored.
The ACLU of Oklahoma made this statement following the incident:
“The ACLU of Oklahoma and our clients are outraged at this apparent act of vandalism. While we have and continue to seek the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds through the judicial process, the Ten Commandments constitute a strong foundation in our clients’ deeply held religious beliefs. To see the Ten Commandments desecrated by vandals is highly offensive to them as people of faith. Our Oklahoma and Federal Constitutions seek to create a society in which people of all faiths and those of no faith at all can coexist as equals without fear of repressions from the government or their neighbors. Whether it is politicians using religion as a political tool or vandals desecrating religious symbols, neither are living up to the full promise of our founding documents.”
An official with the US Attorney’s Office said if enough evidence is found against the suspect regarding his alleged threats against the president then a report will be submitted to the US Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call OHP at 405-425-7709.

Michael Reed Jr.

Michael Reed Jr.

The police have since identified the man as Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29. He is from Roland and was taken to Oklahoma County mental facility for an emergency order of detention and a mental evaluation.
Reed’s mother, Crystal Tucker, said her son “would never deface something that meant so much to him. He takes the Ten Commandments very seriously.” Tucker said Reed has been battling breakdowns for two years ever since he was injured at work four years ago. (See “Psychiatric nurse says half of patients have a spiritual affliction”)
Tucker said when her son “has these breakdowns, the one thing that is foremost in his mind, his religion, is the thing he takes it out on.” But Reed does not worship Satan, the mother said. “Anyone who knows Michael, knows he loves his God. Right now, everyone is praying for him.”
Well, mom. I suggest you ask your son who “his God” is.
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UPDATE (July 1, 2015):

The satanists win.
On June 30, 2015, in a 7-2 opinion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the 10 Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol because the monument violates Article 2, Section 5, of the Oklahoma Constitution which prohibits the use of public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” Read more here. (H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV)

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Sunday Devotional: Why we must admonish the wicked

armor of God
We are in an all-out spiritual war, a war where there can be no fence-sitters.
For Jesus the Christ abhors fence-sitters — those whom He calls the “lukewarm.”

Revelation 3:15-16

“I know about your activities: how you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other, but since you are neither hot nor cold, but only lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth.”

This Sunday’s readings are a reminder that we are called to be His warriors.
Not only must we choose and not be lukewarm fence-sitters, in the face of evil we are to speak out and admonish the wicked.

Ezekiel 33:7-9

Thus says the LORD:
You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel;
when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for me.
If I tell the wicked, “O wicked one, you shall surely die, ”
and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked from his way,
the wicked shall die for his guilt,
but I will hold you responsible for his death.
But if you warn the wicked,
trying to turn him from his way,
and he refuses to turn from his way,
he shall die for his guilt,
but you shall save yourself.

Matthew 18:15-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If your brother sins against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
If he does not listen,
take one or two others along with you,
so that ‘every fact may be established
on the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church.
If he refuses to listen even to the church,
then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.”

In this all-out spiritual war, be strong!

Do not be afraid!

For our Lord has promised us:

Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”

I will be with you always

In His peace and love,


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Pre-Election Sunday Devotional

Psalm 28: Petition and Thanksgiving

To you, Lord, I call;
my Rock, do not be deaf to me.
If you fail to answer me,
I will join those who go down to the pit.
Hear the sound of my pleading when I cry to you,
lifting my hands toward your holy place.
Do not drag me off with the wicked,
with those who do wrong,
Who speak peace to their neighbors
though evil is in their hearts.
Repay them for their deeds,
for the evil that they do.
For the work of their hands repay them;
give them what they deserve.
They pay no heed to the Lord’s works,
to the deeds of God’s hands.
God will tear them down,
never to be rebuilt.

Blessed be the Lord,
who has heard the sound of my pleading.
The Lord is my strength and my shield,
in whom my heart trusted and found help.
So my heart rejoices;
with my song I praise my God.

Lord, you are the strength of your people,
the saving refuge of your anointed king.
Save your people, bless your inheritance;
feed and sustain them forever!

In two days, Americans will vote in the most important election of our lifetime. At stake is not just our present and future, but the future of our children and grandchildren and, given the power of the U.S.A., of the world as well.

No one is perfect, as only God is perfect. Like each and every one of us, Governor Mitt Romney is imperfect. That being said, the differences between Gov. Romney and the present occupant of the Oval Office are significant, many, and profoundly important. I was not a supporter of Gov. Romney during the GOP primaries, mainly because I didn’t bother to actually know him. Since then, I’d corrected my sin of omission and, the more I see, hear, and read about Gov. Romney, the more I appreciate him. I have grown to love this man.

I believe Gov. Romney not only has the proven intelligence, knowledge, and strength to restore our economy, more importantly he is a good man with kind eyes who wants to be President for the right reason.

In contrast from the present White House occupant who goads his supporters by appealing to the worst in them, asking them to “vote for revenge,” Gov. Romney has spent millions of his own money, and his time, energy, sweat and tears every hour, every week, and every day for countless months for one simple reason:

Because he LOVES America

and is as worried and heartsick as we are about her future under the present occupant and his Godless party.

This is not just a political battle, this is at root a spiritual war, “for our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”

Please pray, pray, pray with all your strength — that Mitt Romney wins the presidency next Tuesday, that the GOP (an imperfect but God-fearing party) wins a majority in the Senate and retains a majority in the House.

Please pray for God’s mercy. Please pray that God still bless America.


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