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Pray for Albuquerque.

Thankful for this report by KOB TV. It shows as we been saying for years Albuquerque is the abortion capital! Albuquerque is known for the death of God’s babies. I have been reporting on this for almost 15 years now, and I get sicker every time I report a story like this. How can God bless Albuquerque?

Woman travels from Canada to Albuquerque to get an abortion KOB TV REPORT

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It breaks my heart that the Governor and many more feel they are ‘above God’ and feel it is okay to kill babies. This is unimaginable to me. It makes me weep that it has come to this, Hollywood and money over God’s babies. To Governor Lujan Grisham: I do not answer to you or Hollywood, I answer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

From Dr. Jim Denison:

“Be not wise in your own eyes”

As John F. Kennedy noted, “We are all mortal.” Given the reality of death, I am amazed by the degree to which people are willing to bet their eternity on their personal opinion.

Isaiah warned his day and ours: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20–21).

Wise King Solomon cautioned us: “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil” (Proverbs 3:7). Paul, the brilliant apostle, agreed: “Never be wise in your own sight” (Romans 12:16).

Nonetheless, when it comes to our eternal destiny, our secular culture is convinced that opinion is fact. Has Satan fostered a more dangerous and popular deception today?

This is a Facebook post from Ethel Maharg of the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico. Thank you Ethel for standing in the gap for God and His babies! God Bless you and yours!
Ethel Maharg

Below is a statement issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham because the Governor of Georgia signed the heartbeat bill:

“The situation in Georgia is appalling to me and, I know, so many New Mexicans. I hope film companies make the ethical choice and invest in states that are clear about baseline human rights, not least a woman’s autonomy over her own body. To those production companies and filmmakers across the U.S. and elsewhere I would offer a simple reminder: New Mexico is wide open for business. Bring your cameras.”

All I have to say is, Governor when you get 10,000 phone calls from New Mexicans and over 98% are opposed to abortion it sends a message loud and clear what we want the baseline to be. You just refuse to hear us. If Hollywood can’t understand that we don’t want abortion they can go elsewhere. No amount of money is worth the slaughter of innocent children, and abortion isn’t healthcare as it doesn’t address any symptoms.

Hollywood Erupts Over Georgia Heartbeat Bill

Right to Life Committee of NM

Is this really America? Hollywood over God?

Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country.

Story Here

LifeSite News reports:

LANSING, Michigan, May 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Republican-led Michigan State House and Senate voted to ban dismemberment abortions today.

House Bills 4320 and 4321 and Senate Bills 229 and 230 would modify the state’s existing partial-birth abortion ban to include dismemberment abortions, often referred to as dilation and evacuation abortions. Story Here

Alyssa Milano says she is ‘pro-life’: Abortion and biblical hope

May 16, 2019  |  READ TIME: 6 minutes
In The Daily Article today:

  • The shifting nature of “truth”
  • The personal urgency of cultural engagement
  • A lesson from my latest trip to Israel
Actress Alyssa Milano has been making headlines for years. In 2017, she was instrumental in the #MeToo movement. She has advocated for vegetarianism, supported political candidates, and crusaded against abortion restrictions. She even called for a “sex strike” to protest Georgia’s recently passed “heartbeat bill.”Accordingly, you can imagine viewers’ surprise when Milano told Cuomo Prime Time that she is “pro-life.” She explained: “I don’t think there’s a human on the planet that is not pro-life. Nobody wants to get an abortion. Nobody. We are all pro-life.”Then she qualified her statement: “But there are circumstances that we cannot avoid. There’s the mother’s health. There’s just not being ready, ya know, and what that means financially and for someone’s destiny. This is an economic issue.”

So, Alyssa Milano is “pro-life” unless the life of the child conflicts with “being ready,” “someone’s destiny,” or an “economic issue.”

Tragically, she speaks for many.

Producing more light than heat

The abortion ban passed by the Alabama state Senate on Tuesday was signed into law yesterday by the state’s governor. It joins “fetal heartbeat” laws recently passed in Ohio and Georgia. Numerous commentators are pointing to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will eventually determine the status of such legislation. The Court could even overturn Roe v. Wade.

As the abortion debate accelerates and the political season intensifies, it will be important for Christians to respond in ways that produce more light than heat.

To lay the foundation for such a strategy, let’s begin with David Brooks’ latest New York Times column. He notes: “A society is healthy when its culture counterbalances its economics. That is to say, when you have a capitalist economic system that emphasizes competition, dynamism and individual self-interest, you need a culture that celebrates cooperation, stability and committed relationships.”

Let’s utilize Brooks’ logic differently: Our capitalist economic system’s emphasis on subjective self-interest needs a culture that emphasizes objective truth and communal well-being. However, we have endorsed autonomy not just in our financial system but with truth itself.

Alyssa Milano can claim to be “pro-life” with no reference to the way the term has historically been understood because our culture has little regard for historical truth. Our courts have granted themselves the right to discover rights to abortion and same-sex marriage nowhere stated in the Constitution. Moral standards are no longer standard. “Truth” is what gets someone elected.

Those of us who stand for biblical truth can simply condemn our culture and refuse to engage in its debates. But there’s a biblical precedent we should heed.

“My people go into exile for lack of knowledge”

In Isaiah 5, the Lord likens his chosen people to a “vineyard on a very fertile hill” (v. 1). However, he warns them: “I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down” (v. 5).


God “looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!” (v. 7). He added: “Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field. . . . Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late in the evening as wine inflames them! They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, or see the work of his hands” (vv. 8, 11–12).

“Bloodshed” instead of “justice”—does this describe abortion? “Those who join house to house”—does this describe our materialistic society? Those who “run after strong drink”—does this describe the substance abuse epidemic of our day? Those who “do not regard the deeds of the Lord“—does this describe our irreligious culture?

Here’s the result: “Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst” (v. 13).

A reminder from my trip to Israel

Here’s my point: “My people go into exile” included everyone. When the nation fell, every person in the nation was affected. Daniel and Ezekiel were just two of the godly faithful who suffered in exile because of the sins of their people.

The same is true for Christians in America. Rather than simply condemning the culture and withdrawing from it, we should answer God’s call to be salt and light in every way we can. Not just for the sake of the lost who do not understand biblical truth (cf. 1 Corinthians 2:14)—but for our sake and that of our children and grandchildren as well.

Consider an analogy.

I returned yesterday from spending three weeks leading study tours in Israel. Each time I return to the Holy Land, I am impressed again by the smallness of the nation and the solidarity of her people.

Israel is roughly the size of New Jersey. Its politics are chaotic in the extreme (forty-four parties participated in last month’s elections, for example). But the people are passionately united in their commitment to their nation and its future.

The reason is simple: They know that what happens to some of them happens to all of them. An attack on any part of Israel is an attack on all of Israel.

If you had the cure for all cancer

America’s Christians should feel the same way about our nation.

We are “ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20a). Our message to our people is urgent: “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (v. 20b). Our hope is transforming: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (v. 21).

If you had the cure for all cancer, would you condemn cancer patients—or would you do all you could to save them?

NOTE: Is God going to judge America? Or has he already?

If you read even just a few headlines, you may think you know the answer. But, thankfully, God’s ways are not our ways.

In my newest book, How Does God See America?, I wrestle with twelve cultural issues that reveal how God might view America.

To request your copy today, click here.

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New Mexico #46 in Best States Rankings:

New Mexico is once again near the bottom……ranking number 46 in the Best States Rankings!

US News and World Report: Some states shine in health care. Some soar in education. Some excel in both – or in much more. The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens. In addition to health care and education, the metrics take into account a state’s economy, its roads, bridges, internet and other infrastructure, its public safety, the fiscal stability of state government, and the opportunity it affords its residents.

Full Report by U.S. News and World Report

Satan is having his way with many in Albuquerque…….

We are praying for our heroes who are fighting this horrific crime spree in our city! I have never seen such a rash of violent crime in a such short period. The State Police have been called in to help, pray for the safety of all Law Enforcement and citizens.

We so much appreciate Pastor Richard Mansfield and his prayer for National Police Week!


Heavenly Father, we cry out as a grieving community for all of the law enforcement officer’s families, loved ones and co-workers that have experienced the loss of one of our finest. Comfort all of us in our grief. Pour out Your peace and presence as we go through this difficult time. Let their sacrifice not have been in vain. Let change take place throughout our communities because of their ultimate sacrifice. I pray that their families and loved ones find complete healing in You. I pray in Jesus name, Amen ????????


Billy Graham: Never underestimate Satan’s power, and never underestimate his ability to deceive us and make us think he isn’t to be feared. In fact, he even deceives some people into thinking he doesn’t exist. He is not as powerful as God — but he still is a powerful spiritual force who works against God in every way he can. This is why the Bible commands us to put on the full armor of God so that we can withstand his power (Ephesians 6:13).

The most important truth about the devil, however, is that in the end he is a defeated foe!

New Mexico State Police are helping Albuquerque Police fight violent crime. Here is the latest report: ABQ Journal Report

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New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham orders 50 State Police Officers to Help ABQ fight violent crime: KOB TV REPORT

We are in prayer over Albuquerque!

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We are in constant prayer……..

There is one who works very hard at directing the human race right into Hell. The Bible says, “Your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him.” (1 Peter 5:8-9). Satan wants to portray himself as God; he disguises himself as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). But truth is that he is the father of darkness, confusion and lies. From Billy Graham

Albuquerque police early Friday morning released the identity of the man they believe shot and killed a UNM baseball player last weekend in front of the Imbibe night club in Nob Hill, according to multiple news reports including KOAT. ABQ Journal Report


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There is one who works very hard at directing the human race right into Hell. The Bible says, “Your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him.” (1 Peter 5:8-9). Satan wants to portray himself as God; he disguises himself as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). But truth is that he is the father of darkness, confusion and lies. From the writings of Billy Graham
I will always call Gorden Eden, Chief. My neighbor, a highly regarded retired APD officer speaks so highly of Chief Eden who served as APD Chief under Mayor Berry as does a best friend who was a top authority in the prison system here in New Mexico.

Thank you Chief for allowing me to post your comments regarding the sentencing of Davon Lymon who sat in the courtroom yesterday as people spoke about the man he killed, officer Daniel Webster.

Michelle Carlino-Webster, who was married to Daniel, called Lymon “evil” and stated that she wished he was the one who died.

Here are the Chief’s comments:


NM wake up and stop the carnage in NM. Repeat offenders put each of you in jeopardy every single day, hour and minute. They kill your friends, prey on the innocent and bring death and destruction to our community.
It becomes tougher everyday for me to report the news coming out of Albuquerque, as innocent people are killed by people Satan has control of. New Mexico has a huge problem with repeat offenders. This is the same city and state that allows the killing of babies through abortion.
Each murder shakes me to the core, so many in New Mexico do not value life. I am shaking as I type this. It seems too many people are now numb to the number of murders in Albuquerque and they do nothing.
My heart goes out to Mrs. Webster and the family…..we will be praying.
As violent crime rages in Albuquerque Nob Hill business owners meet: KOB TV REPORT ON NOB HILL BUSINESS OWNERS

New Mexico Ranked 48th in Best States to Be a Police Officer

With National Police Week kicking off on May 12, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine the best states to pursue a career in law enforcement, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita.

Life & Work for Cops in Connecticut (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 30th – Median Income for Law-Enforcement Officers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 7th – Violent-Crime Rate
  • 31st – % of Homicide Cases Solved
  • 17th – State & Local Police-Protection Expenses per Capita
  • 8th – Police Deaths per 1,000 Officers

Note: “Law-enforcement officers” includes police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.

For the full report, please visit:

My post from yesterday:


Many think they are above God, they think they have the answer, but JESUS is the only answer. Man should never think he knows more than the Lord. Here at FGGAM we present the problems and the answer is always JESUS, hearts given to Him. You can see that by our violent Country, mans laws do not make it better, harden hearts softened and given to  JESUS is the only answer, otherwise, chaos will continue.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ” Matthew 3:2

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Psalm 85:6

I don’t know what to say anymore about all the killings going on in Albuquerque. The city must pause…….pause… the Lord…..Repent…..Revive the City in the Lord. All the murders shake me to the core, but I am afraid that many are becoming numb to the violence….and do nothing. I see criticism of the Police on Facebook and other social media, but the Police cannot stop murders. One officer told me that they always are so behind in answering calls, they have no time for crime prevention like in the old days. We should be very thankful that anyone would want to be a Police Officer in Albuquerque.  It is very violent in the Duke City. Crime is rampant, it has no zip code. The Church needs to lead the way, we need to carry out the Great Commission, we need to reach the lost, we need to seek the Lord, we need to repent of our sins such as allowing the aborting of babies in this city among other sins. We need to revive the city. Pray with me that harden hearts are soften for Jesus in Albuquerque.

As the Church goes, the Country goes…..are we a “high school pep rally” as the late Chuck Colson said, or are we the REAL CHURCH THAT GOD INTENDED US TO BE!

There is no end in sight right now of the extreme violence in Albuquerque…..will the Church be salt and light?

Read here on the devastation that the University of New Mexico is feeling after the cold blooded murder of baseball player Jackson Weller: ABQ Journal Report

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Please continue to pray for Jackson’s family and friends and also pray for Albuquerque, so much violence, it makes me ill. Life does not seem to matter to many in Albuquerque, sad but true. This is the 26th Homicide this year in Albuquerque. This is a very, very sad time and a very horrific time in the history of Albuquerque.

We also are mourning for Jackson’s family and friends, we are in mourning for Albuquerque as the city continues to be plagued by murders. Here is the latest from UNM: ABQ Journal Report

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Please be in prayer for Jackson’s family and friends.

Another horrific murder in Albuquerque. We are weeping over another murder in the Duke City. It just gets worse here.

 UNM baseball player Jackson Weller was shot and killed in southeast Albuquerque early Saturday morning.

Albuquerque police spokesperson Tanner Tixier said officers responded to Richmond Drive and Central Avenue around 2:15 a.m. where a man had been shot. KOB TV REPORTS

ABQ Journal Report

My post from April 30th:

How dangerous has Albuquerque become? This is from our friend Stephanie:

My husband just came home and told me of an incident at his work last night! Two of the Coca-Cola distributors were leaving Albertsons on San Mateo and Montgomery and were confronted by some thugs outside. One of them jumped out of the car because he thought a Coke guy was staring at him. He pulled a gun out and pointed it to his head and told him that he was going to die! All of a sudden the thug seemed to have seen something and turned white as a ghost, he turned around and ran! The Coke guy said his grandma must have been praying for him at that time! The power of God was at work last night! Wow! ????So Thankful for those people who listen to the voice of God and pray!

We share this with you so you see the very deep need for prayer and for revival in Albuquerque, which Safewise now rates as the 8th most dangerous city in America. We also share this with you so you that you will carry out the Great Commission, showing the love of Jesus to all, that you will help win hearts for JESUS!

We also share this with you to remind you to practice safety everywhere you go in Albuquerque. Crime has no zip code.

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Please pray……pray for repentance, pray for hearts to be given to Jesus!

ABQ Journal Reports: Bernalillo County: 114 people shot in 112 days, Please Pray! ABQ Journal Story

Albuquerque 8th Most Dangerous City in America:

SafeWise reports:

Big cities and safety have more in common than you might think. Metro counties and cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 showed the biggest drop in violent crime between 2016 and 2017—and cities with one million or more residents had the next-biggest decline.

But it’s not all good news. We’ve also broken down the most dangerous metro areas, where violent crime rates are nearly four times higher than the national average.

  • Albuquerque moved up from 12th place last year to take the eighth spot on the most dangerous list.
  • Story Here
  • My post from this past week…..
  • What is Albuquerque to do?I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26I said to our mail carrier Kris that I pray the post office shuts down for at least a day to honor the life Jose “Pepe” Hernandez. Albuquerque needs to pause and reflect on the hell that has broken loose in the city. We need to pause and repent for our sins of killing babies in the city for years through abortion. We need to repent of all sins. We need to seek the face of Jesus. There is no end in sight to this evil at this time, Satan is having a hay day in Albuquerque.The Feds take over the case of the murder of Jose ABQ Journal Report My post from yesterday:At this time we are in mourning for the family of Jose “Pepe” Hernandez. Jose, a long-time mail carrier was shot to death by a teenager in Albuquerque this week.Why is the World full of evil? “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.Read below the report on teenage violence in Albuquerque.KOB TV ReportTeen arrested in the murder of Jose……2019 is turning out to be a year of extreme violence in Albuquerque! The City is unsafe. Crime does not have a zip code, even VIOLENT CRIME!We are in prayer over this horrific tragedy. We mourn for the Hernandez family, friends and co-workers.The teen faces an open count of murder in the death of 47-year-old Jose Hernandez, a longtime mail carrier.ABQ Journal Report
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    What does the nature of sin mean?

    Apr 25, 2019

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: What does the nature of sin mean? — S.N.A: The notion of sin and the nature of sin have been debated from the beginning of time, and that debate continues today. Sin presents itself in the mind, manifests itself in word and deed, and is hidden in the heart of everyone. It will overtake the man and women who refuse to believe it will conquer them.The Bible says that the whole world is a prisoner of sin. Sin has crippled human nature, but God has provided the cure. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse. And that’s good news indeed for a culture that still doesn’t know what to do with sin.All the distress, bitterness, heartache, shame and tragedy can be summed up in the three-letter word: Sin. Its meaning — to fall short of God’s standard and to do contrary to God’s law — has an impact on every soul and overflows the boundaries of the human heart.The world’s system claims that the notion of sin is old-fashioned. People “in” the world prove that claim erroneous. A national newspaper quoted a sociologist who admitted, “Secular people still believe there’s sin, judgment and punishment.” Sin is definitely “in” and it is “in” every single heart that beats.Talking about sin does not make someone a sinner. The truth is that everyone is born in sin. While some may not think of themselves as sinners, God does. He hears every word we utter; He knows the hidden things. The Bible says that God “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21). But He loves sinners more than we love sin. There is no greater love than what Jesus offers every person ever born.========(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)(c)2019 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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