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Albuquerque July 13—The quick reopening of a Las Cruces Walmart this past weekend again demonstrates the Lujan Grisham Administration’s blatant favoritism of corporate out-of-state giants over our mom-and-pop businesses.
Four people at the Walmart had tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday morning, after the big-box store was asked to close, it remained open until 6pm. Then third-party cleaning experts were called in to “further clean and sanitize’ the Walmart.
Hours later the “cleaned” store is reopened Sunday morning.
So what’s going on here? Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Administration says it’s okay to contract COVID-19 and then go back inside a business where people had tested positive?
How do you wipe down an entire Walmart in a few hours?
Did Walmart toss out its entire inventory?
And these outside cleaners—might they have tested positive for the virus?
This is just the latest example of these corporate heavy-hitters—continuing to grab New Mexico dollars—getting special treatment by the State.
“Gov. Lujan Grisham will do anything to protect big-box stores while she kills the little guy–New Mexico’s small businesses,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “To allow Walmart to reopen like this is not only irresponsible but also discriminatory. The governor lets this Walmart return to business after this ‘miraculous cleaning’ but keeps our dying restaurants closed where social distancing can be practiced. These actions defy logic, and the governor continues to punish New Mexicans by her inequitable and unjust decisions.”
Satan is having his way with many in America, so many are walking in darkness, blinded and walking into hell and causing much damage. This is why I shout from the mountain top that we must carry out The Great Commission and reach the lost.
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.
I do not know what it will take to wake this City and America up as to Satan having his way with many.
From Roger Tetro: We live in a time when Satan doesn’t even hide anymore, and people still don’t see him.
From My Brother Pastor Kevin Koop:
Kevin Koop Reminds me of the lyrics of Keith Green’s song: No One Believes in Me Anymore. Here are the lyrics:
Oh, my job keeps getting easier
As time keeps slipping away
I can imitate your brightest light
And make your night look just like day
I put some truth in every lie
To tickle itching ears
You know I’m drawing people just like flies
‘Cause they like what they hear
I’m gaining power by the hour
They’re falling by the score
You know, it’s getting very simple now
‘Cause no one believe in me anymore
Oh, heaven’s just a state of mind
My books read on your shelf
And have you heard that God is dead?
I made that one up myself
They dabble in magic spells
They get their fortunes read
You know they heard the truth
But turned away and followed me instead
I used to have to sneak around
But now they just open their doors
You know, no ones watching for my tricks
Because no one believes in me anymore
Everyone likes a winner
With my help, you’re guaranteed to win
And hey, man, you ain’t no sinner
You’ve got the truth within
And as your life slips by
You believe the lie that you did it on your own
But don’t worry
I’ll be there to help you share our dark eternal home
Oh, my job keeps getting easier
As day slips into day
The magazines, the newspapers
Print every word I say
This world is just my spinning top
It’s all like childs-play
You know, I dream that it will never stop
But I know it’s not that way
Still my work goes on and on
Always stronger than before
I’m gonna make it dark before the dawn
Since no one believes in me anymore
Well, now I used to have to sneak around
But now they just open their doors
You know, no one watches for my tricks
Since no one believes in me anymore
Well I’m gaining power by the hour
They’re falling by the score
You know, it’s getting very easy now
Since no one believes in me anymore
No one believes in me anymore
No one believes in me anymore
My life verse: “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -Acts 20:24
I feel the pain all over our state and nation. All the people who have lost their businesses…. all those who have lost their jobs….The report that 200 restaurants have closed is a figure from months ago, I am sure more have closed by now. I am so sadden by this COVID-19 virus that has killed people and made many sick, I take that to heart and into my soul. My wife Sharon and our daughter Gretchen are on the front lines. Gretchen got baptism by fire, she started her new career as a Respiratory Therapist here in Albuquerque. I try so very hard to see all sides of these agreements we are having in our nation. I seek God for those answers. NM Governor Lujan Grisham needs to sit down with all sides on all issues and confer with others, she is not doing this, she needs to listen to all, she represents us all, but is not doing that. I pray the Governor would meet with the small business people, the workers, the nurses, the elderly, the suppliers, the average Joe and Jane like you and me. The problem with politicians, The Dems and Republicans they always choose the same people on their boards etc…all connected by money and whatever. Look at who the GOP selected to go to the National Convention, no common folk. It is like the elite people. Both parties are guilty of this. The Governor needs to form a Bipartisan committee to meet with and study and pray over these issues. Counties like Catron and all other small populated counties need to be represented. Why should these counties that have had few cases have the same restrictions as the counties that are having many cases? Catron has had just two.
We as a people need leaders who will reach to all people, the ‘common folk’ like you and me. I have lived her since 1995. I have seen these elite groups in politics, the Church and other organizations, these walls need to come down and all people must feel free to take part. There is so much division in New Mexico and America. I am here to tell you that this division will get worse if we do not have leaders that can bring people together or this ugly business of hate will get worse, my promise! Nothing will change, because if a leader does not have the people in his or her court, that leader will not bring peace and prosperity.
A leader talks to both sides, without hate. A leader GOES and meets with his or her opposition, they go into the den. Like Abraham Lincoln did during the Civil War, he met with leaders of the South.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
Many people are being left behind, how do I know? I talk to many of them on the streets of New Mexico and on the phone. WW II and Vietnam Vets would be would be good to have on any committee and Ranchers and farmers, and people who lived through the Great Depression. UNTAPPED INTELLIGENCE IN THIS STATE AND NATION!!!!!
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” Robert Frost
New Mexico and America are sunk if we do not come together, we will just get more of the same, no matter who gets elected, this nation has become so very blind to the evil it is doing to itself.
I am grateful I am not part of the elite, I am with GOD all the way, just serving in this small ministry out of our house driven by God. All this ugly politics is killing this state and nation.
I am tired of getting messages from my Christian friends attacking other people, other political parties, your sending messages to the wrong guy. So many Pastors and lay people preach to the choir, if they think their messages on Facebook are bringing anybody into the Kingdom of God, well, that is foolish thinking. What we try to do here at FGGAM is bring people together. Tons of our readers and listeners do not go to Church, many of them beleive in God, but are tired of organized religion and more than some, mention they are tired of the hate by Christians. I call it’Christians behaving badly” showing an unbelieving world what it wants to see. Dr. Jim Denison’s latest report is that just 21% of America goes to Church EVERY Sunday.
It is time for all Christians to do a “SOUL CHECK”! Are you advancing the Kingdom of God? ARE YOU PRODUCING FRUIT? IS YOUR CHURCH BAPTIZING PEOPLE? ARE YOU HELPING THE KINGDOM GROW? ARE YOU REACHING OUT? ARE YOU CARRYING OUT THE GREAT COMMISSION? ARE YOU GOING INTO THE DEPTHS OF HELL TO REACH PEOPLE FOR JESUS? DO YOU STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
I am praying to God, for Godly leaders to lead our state and nation. I am praying for peace in America, I am praying for our children and grand children that they will not continue to grow up in a civil war.
Keep your eye on the Governor of South Dakota….she is actually liked by the people of her State. WHAT A DEAL! I pray that she will run for President next time! Video Of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, good stuff
If we do not change our ways as a nation, all hell is going to break loose in America before, during or after the November elections.
JESUS IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER NOT POLITICS!
What Is Christian Leadership?
“Leadership is the act of influencing/serving others out of Christ’s interests in their lives so they accomplish God’s purposes for and through them,” according to Bill Lawrence, president of Leader Formation International, at Bible.org.
Christian leadership is not rooted in worldly notions of success, such as the love of money or power. Jesus Himself spoke against this when expressing the importance of serving others.
BUT JESUS CALLED THEM TO HIMSELF AND SAID, “YOU KNOW THAT THE RULERS OF THE GENTILES LORD IT OVER THEM, AND THOSE WHO ARE GREAT EXERCISE AUTHORITY OVER THEM. YET IT SHALL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU; BUT WHOEVER DESIRES TO BECOME GREAT AMONG YOU, LET HIM BE YOUR SERVANT. AND WHOEVER DESIRES TO BE FIRST AMONG YOU, LET HIM BE YOUR SLAVE — JUST AS THE SON OF MAN DID NOT COME TO BE SERVED, BUT TO SERVE, AND TO GIVE HIS LIFE A RANSOM FOR MANY.”
– MATTHEW 20:25-28, NKJV
Leaders are not to oppress and overpower others with their authority, like the Gentiles practiced. Instead, leaders serve others, which Jesus demonstrated when He “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:7-8). Read More here What is leadership?
I have a couple links for you…one to the NM Restaurant Association and the other to KOB TV NEWS.
The cross is laid on every Christian… When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die. It may be a death like that of the first disciples who had to leave home and work to follow Him, or it may be a death like Luther’s, who had to leave the monastery and go out into the world. But it is the same death every time – death in Jesus Christ, the death of the old man at His call. Jesus’ summons to the rich young man was calling him to die, because only the man who is dead to his own will can follow Christ. In fact, every command of Jesus is a call to die, with all our affections and lusts. But we do not want to die, and therefore Jesus Christ and his call are necessarily our death as well as our life.
From this past week……..
As New Mexicans fight about wearing a mask and Public Health orders, we are killing our own. The state is going to hell in many ways. Satan is having a Demonic harvest. Do I need to remind you that here in New Mexico we are still killing God’s babies? Now a young girl and man have lost their lives because of Satanic acts. Christian leaders need to call it the way it is! Where is the fruit Church? My Dad, Wally Moede WW II U.S. Marine SGT. taught me to take responsibility! Christian leaders in this state must take responsibility for the Satanic strong hold in this state and carry out The Great Commission. ME INCLUDED! Stop looking at things through rose colored glasses!
Whatever happened to preaching Heaven and Hell? The Great Commission? The Ten Commandments?
I have come to comfort the inflicted and inflict the comfortable.
I am worn down today…..I am up around 3am everyday, including Sundays reporting the news. When God calls you, you must answer His call, not yours. We are just a simple ministry operating out of our house. First thing I do is pray…seek the Lord and what to report……what words to use……I pray that more and more people see what is happening to us…….
These are very troubled times in our Country…it goes deeper than COVID-19……so much hate and anger. I watched Governor Lujan Grisham’s press conference yesterday on Facebook. So many made what we once called ‘dirty comments’ to what the Governor was saying, very mean. What does that solve? This is the deeper problem I am talking about. We will never be the Country God intended us to be if the hate and anger continues, it is simple as that. Look at Washington D.C. it is a mess from the top down. So much hate and anger comes out of the mouths of our leaders. How do you think children and young adults are affected by this mess we have made? My heart breaks for my kids, that is my biggest concern out of all this, the world they are growing up in as the adults destroy it it. We are all responsible for this mess in America. We are such a dysfunctional Country and this dysfunction knows no party lines. I will tell you this, it is only going to get worse in America now and in the coming days because of the disease called HATE. COVID-19 is very serious, but HATE is the deeper disease. If you think hate solves anything, what Bible are you reading? Hate just brings more hate. Look at what we have become.
“Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.” EPICTETUS
Bad behaving Christians are sowing the world just what they want to see. Yesterday I had a man ‘bark’ at me…..I answered him back in love. If you think your posts on Facebook/twitter of hate are doing any good you are a fool. Read your Bible and see what it says about fools. Proverbs 23:9: Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
28-year-old Patrick Goff was attacked and beaten to death on the streets of Albuquerque the other day, he worked at Smiths Grocery. Albuquerque is such a very violent city, Satan is having a demonic harvest. Did the world take note? I am very distressed at this news, are you? This is the hate that seems to have taken root now in most of America. Family of a man beaten to death searching for suspects
Pastor Steve Stucker started a fund drive for the family. Compassion for Patrick Goff Fund
I am also very concerned that so many Pastors have been silent during this time. The Church needs to carry out The Great Commission and get out of their buildings, this is what we do at FGGAM everyday…..the streets, the phone, website, radio, a lot of social media, newspaper, preaching in Reserve, visiting people before and after Church in the community. Much of the Church is preaching to the choir, we must reach the lost, as Satan is having is way with so very many in America. Many Churches are baptizing very few, if any. When you are called by God to be a Pastor, it is a great responsibility to reach the lost and carry out The Great Commission.
I am not a popular Pastor, I am not part of what is called ‘the Pastors elite group’. I am not part of a political party. I am a registered Independent, Both parties, are parties of hate. I know that a huge part of the Churches problem is what the late, great Chuck Colson said years ago, “The Church has turned into a high school pep rally.” Too much Hollywood and not enough heaven and hell.
I am called by the Lord to comfort the inflicted and inflict the comfortable.
Dr. Jim Denison: Just 21% of America GOES TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY
I am sad this morning as the Lord has shown me much about His bride, that makes me weep.
Hate and more hate in America….We are losing our Country, brick by brick….Satan is having a demonic harvest.
Weeks of nightly violent demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, have caused an estimated $23 million in damage and lost customers to downtown businesses, a police official said. Read more
My new friend Alex Hannaweeke! What a wonderful man of God! I did not know I would meet him today but God had a plan! God said go down the road and have breakfast as you wait for Daisy who was getting a check up at the Vet. I heard the radio of the bakery delivery van with Christian programming on! I asked him if he is a Christian and he said yes and he poured out his heart to me and how important carrying out The Great Commission is at this time! Just as I have been pleading in my postings, radio program “House of Hope” and my sermons! I have preached on the Great Commission so very much since 2009, I will preach it UNTIL EVERYONE GETS IT! Alex is so on fire with the love of Jesus! Alex is the future of our Country and a Church! PTL!
Get out of your comfort zone, get out of your house or Church and fulfill The Great Commission, it is a command not a suggestion. Don’t preach to the choir so much!!!!! Get out in the streets!!! Here at FGGAM we use our website, all sorts of social media, radio, newspaper, preaching, and driving the roads of New Mexico! This command is not just for Pastors it is for YOU! I know two Albuquerque businessmen that carry out The Great Commission every noon hour by going down to the Circle-K by their office and share JESUS! WHAT IS STOPPING YOU????? DO IT IN THE LOVE OF JESUS! NO JUDGEMENT OR HATE ALLOWED!!!
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!! GET YOUR HANDS AND SHOES DIRTY FOR JESUS!
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
The Great Commission
…18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”…
From Dr. Jim Denison:
Whose job is evangelism?
This week, we’ve been claiming the promise of Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” We’ve seen that when we make God our Lord and King, serve him in solidarity with others and in personal obedience, and seek the help only he can provide, we experience his best.
Let’s close by answering our Father’s call to pay forward the blessing and grace he offers us.
In an article I wrote this week for the Stream, I noted a recent study indicating that only one in ten churchgoers average at least one evangelistic conversation a month. More than half of those who attend church at least once a month said they had not shared their faith with anyone in the last six months.
Barna reports that almost half of practicing Christian millennials say evangelism is wrong. Many Christians believe that evangelism is the job of the local church rather than their personal responsibility.
But if people like Don Lemon are not attending anyone’s church, how can the church reach them?
“Be known unto all the nations”
You and I will spend eternity in heaven because someone shared the word and grace of God with us. Now we can be containers of God’s blessing, or we can be conduits to others.
Ask the Lord to put a Don Lemon on your heart today. Begin praying for that person by name. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring people into their life who can share the gospel with them effectively. Then volunteer to be the answer to your prayer (Isaiah 6:8–9; Matthew 9:38–10:1).
In his Confessions, St. Augustine wrote: “Run to and fro everywhere, holy fires, beautiful fires; for you are the light of the world, nor are you put under a bushel. He whom you cleave unto is exalted and has exalted you. Run to and fro and be known unto all the nations.”
Where will you begin today?
Love this post from Pastor Don Kimbro!
“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields” (Matthew 9:37-38).
I have been a pastor for more than forty years. In the process I have started churches, led existing churches, mentored new believers and pastors, shared the gospel on the mission field, taught Arabs in Israel, worked for a well-known parachurch ministry to prisons and have started several new ministries, including one as a chaplain to auto racers. Zoom. Zoom.
But there’s one thing I have learned that stands out above everything else and that is that the ministry of the church is first and foremost to proclaim, teach, preach and share the gospel wherever we are and wherever we go to every person who will listen.
I don’t believe there are any exemptions to this calling. It is not the sole domain of the offices of the church, the apostles, prophets, evangelists or pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11-12). It doesn’t make any difference whether you are male or female, young or old, rich or poor, professional or blue collar, sophisticated or otherwise, a new believer or old salt, married or single, retired or just beginning your career. If you are a true believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s calling on your life is to spread the good news about what Jesus did for you through his death, burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-11).
These final instructions were on the heart of our Savior as he met with his disciples during the forty days he was on the earth between his resurrection and ascension into heaven. His mandate to them was what we call the Great Commission or evangelism, which is winning the lost by preaching the gospel. The specific directions consisted of five different statements Jesus made in this regard and which he commanded his disciples to inaugurate after his departure. And they did. Aren’t we glad!
Here are those five statements Jesus gave to his followers, first in Jerusalem, then in Galilee and finally at the Mount of Olives. I call them the Message, the Model, the Magnitude, the Method and the Means.*
And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ You are witnesses of all these things. — Luke 24:46-48
Notice the emphasis on repentance and forgiveness of sins and proclaiming that message to all nations.
So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” — John 20:21-23
Notice the emphasis on sending out the disciples and receiving the Holy Spirit and to teach God’s forgiveness and judgment.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
— Mark 16:15-18
Notice the emphasis on going into all the world and preaching to everyone and the signs that would follow those who believed.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. — Matthew 28:18-20
Notice the emphasis on going to all nations, baptizing and making disciples by teaching them his commandments.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. — Acts 1:8-9
Notice the emphasis on receiving the power of the Holy Spirit to witness and then going to the end of the earth to do it.
Every true believer and every church that exists is commissioned to follow in the footsteps of these first disciples. We have been given our instructions. How are we doing? Maranatha!
*Dr. Marvin J. Newell, Commissioned, pp. 23-25.
To help us walk closer with God and to know Him better.