Greenfield, Freedom From Meth Rally
Released Time Christian Education Fall Preview
Bolivar High School Auditorium @ 7p.m.
Sept. 14: AAkM council will attend, Special
Session on Abortion in Jefferson City, Mo.
For Morality & Our Godly Heritage Decision
On Saturday, September 24th, 2005 at 1 - 4:30
pm in Talyor Auditorium on the campus of
Missouri Southern State University in Joplin
Missouri, America Asleep kNOw More
Letters to the Editor For God,
Family, and Country) - ongoing
Presentations at Churches - ongoing
Spoke at Revival Fires with Judge Roy
Held Ten Commandments Rally at
Letters to Legislators - ongoing
Spoke at College of The Ozarks after
Active in Christian Radio and
Television programs - ongoing
Lobbied in Washington, DC with the
National Concerned Women For America
Worked closely with AVIDD as they
displayed Judge Roy Moore's Ten Commandment
Monument in Humansville
1st Annual AAkM Conference, January
Collected thousands of signatures on
petitions regarding several different major
concerns/issues - ongoing
Represented weekly in Jefferson City,
State Capitol - ongoing
Distributed thousands of books,
videos and other resources - ongoing
14 Christian Team Councils formed to
date - ongoing
Presented "Teen Sex - The Rules Have
Changed" on STD's at surrounding area schools -
Sponsored " Freedom From Meth Rally"
with Intervention Ministries - ongoing
Weekly support group for "Freedom
From Meth" - ongoing
Sponsor and forerunner for "Ride For
Love" - ongoing
Organizing Ten Commandment Summit,
May 20, 2005
Active in Anti-Gambling Rally -
Active in support of the Marriage
Amendment - ongoing
Register to vote in our
office - ongoing
Advocate to vote morally during
elections to over 100,000 voters ongoing
Team Councils fought successfully to
put Bible curriculum in the AR Program - ongoing
Purchased Bibles for AR Program in
Mt. Vernon Schools
Attended Summit Ministries Conference
in Colorado Springs, CO
Advocate for placing Christians on
School Boards - ongoing
Summit For Morality & Our Godly Heritage
Government Education System have culpability in
taking our children away from God, Family, and
should we look to for help***God, or Church,
or Government, or Media?
Daubenmire: Out of OHIO*Former Public School
Teacher & Coach. ACLU went after him for praying
with his football teams before games. Founder &
President of Pass the Salt, and Minutemen United
Beasley: Missouri Director of American Family
Association, largest God & Family organization
in America, a Watchman for the times, working to
educate and wake sleeping Christians.
Shortt: Out of Texas*Author of the Harsh Truth
About Public Schools, with a cry to all
Christians to remove their children from public
schools***Speaking nationwide on why the
children must be saved from government schools.
Laursen: Out of Ohio*Former Superintendent of
Schools that had someone get on his school board
to get rid of the Christian influence in the
school, starting with him. Empowers
educators as leader of Christian Educators
Law Consultant, a warrior from the field of
Law who believes that God’s Laws are above man’s
Superintendent of Schools, fired for Ten
Commandments & Bible at school, Founder of
America Asleep kNOw More & a Founder of
Fellowship & Association of Christian Teachers.
Challenging America to Return to Her roots with
the Principles & Values that made us great.
Jesus said, "He who is not with Me is against
Me, and he who does not gather with
Me scatters". Luke 11:23
Government, Media***we must all be aware that we
can point the finger only at ourselves, as we
have stood by and allowed our society in America
to turn its back on God. Who loses? All of us,
but especially the children, as we risk that
they will be headed to Hell for eternity. Can
our continued silence, cause further moral
decay, and thus an expectation that w will slide
further and further into an immoral abyss that
promises an even uglier future for our children
while they live on this earth, and an eternity
out of the presence of God. Maybe you already
think that you know everything, maybe you think
that there is nothing that can be done, maybe
you don’t want to be bothered because you are
sure that you have your personal family
protected and you don’t need to do anything
more, maybe your silence and inaction to be
with, encourage, and uplift His watchmen and
your brothers and sitters in Christ will cause
even more ugliness to abound in this nation. How
do you answer when Jesus asks, “Who do you say
that I am?” How do you answer when Jesus asks,
“Do You Love Me?” You are being called in His
name to join with others in His body, to make a
Tomorrow we may stand
before the Son of God. Trust God, Pray for an
Understanding of the Times, Pray for His
Knowledge and Wisdom. Come and learn what is
going on both negative and positive, what and
who is causing the immorality and sinful nature
to increase, and what we can do. The church
needs to show love by teaching the Word of God
and not the word of man, the School needs to
teach the children about God’s ways and not
man’s ways, the Government needs to look to
God’s wisdom for its answers instead of man’s
wisdom, the media must look to the Truth of God
instead of their own words that pose as truth. A
great measure for everyone in all of these
positions is to test it this way, does what I am
about to do or say Glorify God, and if the
answer is no or there is even a question in the
mind, then don’t do it. God is
Love (unconditional), and Light (Truth), and Life
(eternal)***He wants YOU!!!
Some of His sinners
saved by grace, have answered HIS call and will
WARN his people of clear and present danger, at
the Taylor Auditorium on the Missouri Southern
State University Campus in Joplin, MO, on
September 24, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pastor Marks Message
June 10, 2008
I want to share with
you one simple, but very important Bible verse:
They profess to know God, but by
their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and
disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
This is what is
called Profession Without Possession.
You see, we are living in a day when almost
everyone claims to be a Christian. As a matter
of fact, most research shows that almost 82% of
America claims to be a Christian. So
we can easily say that almost everyone claims to
know Jesus as their Lord.....but when you view
their lifestyle, when we see how they act, it
says something totally different!
Now, what do I mean
(1) One who claims
to be saved!
(2) One who claims
to know Jesus!
(3) One who claims
to have a relationship with God!
But they do not
possess salvation! Profession Without
Paul tells us that
these people were professing to know Christ, but
by the way they lived, they were actually
denying him! In other words, their walk did not
match their talk! I'll say it again, we live in
a day, we live in a nation where 82% of the
people are claiming to be Christian...but by the
way they live and walk, they deny Jesus!
If a person can live
and have an immoral relationship with no real
conviction, and claim to know Jesus, then they
are a professor, not a possessor. If a person
can miss church regularly, with no problem, they
are a professor, not a possessor.
King David said, "I
was glad when they said to me, let us go to the
house of the Lord." David goes on to say that
he wanted to dwell in the house of the Lord
forever! Brothers and sisters, the Word of God
says to examine ourselves daily!
Now, if right at this
very minute your thinking this message is not
for you, don't be fooled! That is a trick of
the devil. This is for all of us. We all need
to examine ourselves! So many claim to be a
Christian, so many claim to know Jesus Christ,
but there is no change in their life! II Cor.
5:17 says If anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creature, the old things passed away,
behold, new things have come/
I am not
talking about instant maturity, but there should
be some change! Change in the way you live.
You will not go to the same places, do the same
things, or say the same things. There will also
be a change in the way your look! Remember the
man possessed by a legion of demons in the
Bible? At one point, this man had been cutting
himself with stones and he wore no clothes.
Satan had stripped him of everything. But then
Jesus showed up! And the Bible says this man
was saved, found clothed, and in his right mind
sitting at his Saviors feet. There will be a
definite change! Neighbors will notice! Ladies
will actually look like ladies, men will
actually look like men. People will simply
notice a difference.
If you truly possess
Jesus Christ, there will also be love. If you
are a real believer, you will love the people of
God. If you still run with the same crowd that
you did before you supposedly got
saved, you are just a professor, and not a
possessor! A cat will not run with the dogs! A
possessor of Christ will not be running around
with the devil and his crowd.
A person that truly
possesses Jesus will be full of hope! There are
probably many of you reading this that at the
very thought of Jesus Christ coming again gives
you an uneasy feeling and I have to say that
scares me. I look forward to the day I can see
my Jesus face to face. Professors have no
hope! Why? Because their actually lost! If
you truly possess Jesus, you can not help being
full of hope!
The last thing I want
to share with you is this; if you are only a
professor and not a possessor of Jesus, YOU
ARE UNCLEAN! In John 13:11, Jesus sat with
His disciples and said, Not all of you are
clean. I wonder what went through their
minds when Jesus said that? But what about
today? What if Jesus came to you right now, at
your house, your work, your church, and he looks
at you and each of your family
members......would Jesus, the King of Kings and
Lord of Lords, say, "not all of your are
clean?" Jesus says there is a way that
seems right, but in the end, it leads to death.
A possessor will
spend eternity with Jesus!
A professor will
spend eternity away from Jesus!
Which do you want?
As for me and my house, we choose to serve Jesus
Until the nets are
Pastor Mark Kiser
Mark's Newsletter January 15, 2007
"I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul,
but who are you?" (Acts 19:15)
I promise you, Satan knows who I am! But allow me to
introduce myself to you. My name is Mark Kiser and I live in Springfield
Mo. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife (Susanna) and 7 wonderful
children. (Six of them just happen to be girls...pray for me!) On July 13,
1999 I met Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Savior. I truly believe that was
the greatest day of my life. Over the next few years God allowed me to
minister in many different areas. Presently I am Pastor of Faith United
Fellowship and founder of Gap Fillers Unite! I also guest speak at
churches, social clubs, and revivals.
It was a honor when Gregory asked me to be president
of America Asleep kNOw more. Through much prayer I accepted his offer of
Oct. 29, 2006. As president, I intend to continue the wonderful work Greg
has started by rallying even more troops into the battle. God says the
harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. And I say, AMEN! In Psalm
94:16 God ask 2 questions: (1) Who will rise up for Me against evil doers?
(2) Who will take a stand for Me against those who do wickedness? I'm
praying for an army of men and women who will do just that. Stand up for
God against evil and all forms of wickedness. I know your out there??
What is it that breaks your heart? The lost? Our
Public School system? The radical homosexual movement? Our Government?
IS THERE NOT A CAUSE? IS THERE NOT A CAUSE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED TO?
If I can ever answer any questions or be of any help
please feel free to call me at: (417) 818-0143. I look forward to working
with all of you!
In the awesome name of Jesus Christ,
PS. Does Satan know who you are?
Can He count on you?
Today we face another war
Fought not upon some distant shore,
Nor against a foe we can see
Yet one as ruthless as can be!
He'll take your life and children too
And say there's nothing you can do.
He'll make you think that wrong is right!
"Tis a sign to stand and fight!
And though we face the wrath of hell,
Against those gates we shall prevail.
In homes and schools across our land
It's time for Christians to take a stand.
And when our race on earth is run
The battles over, the victory won!
When through all the earth His praises will ring,
And all the heavenly angels sing.
"Twill be enough to see the Son
And hear Him say, "My child well done,
You kept the faith so strong and true;
I knew that I could count on you!
- Judge Roy Moore
Pastor Mark's Newsletter January 22, 2007
CAN I GIVE THEM YOUR NAME?
In Matthew chapter 10 verse's 2 - 4 Matthew lists the 12 Apostles....by
name. These 12 are the faithful, in essence, the core members of the Church
of Jesus Christ. For all practical purposes, this was the original church
council. Or in other words these men got things done...with Jesus working
through them. They were the real followers of Jesus, the Apostles, the
Now please notice this list doesn't include ALL who followed Jesus! Time
and time again we read of huge crowds following Jesus, and often the text
will even refer to them as disciples! But the thing is, many times these
"other" people, "without names" would fall away. Either because of some
hard teaching of the kingdom, or because Jesus was not becoming their
personal miracle machine.
Countless times, the Bible tells us of great crowds of disciples, followers
of Jesus, nameless disciples who would eventually leave. They would leave
Jesus! Then as usual Jesus would retreat with the 12, the disciples that
are named, the faithful, the core, the workers.
This has many times given me comfort! Comfort that Jesus had the same
trouble and problems with His flock that we have in the church today. In
every local church there are those who are named and there are those who at
least for the kingdom of God is concerned, are nameless. In every local
Church in this world there are those core members, the true workers, the
faithful. And there are also those who we know more by face than by name.
Mostly because they want to remain nameless. They really don't want to
follow Jesus. Any many....I do mean many fall away!
Think about it. How many people have you met that say to you, "Hello,
disciple of Jesus Christ?" Probably not many! The Bible says "The harvest
is plentiful, but the workers are few." And I say "Amen!"
Let me give you some statistics:
80% of the financial resources of a church are provided by 20% of its
85% of the ministries of the church have active participation by less than
15 % of the members.
And. in churches around the USA, the average worship attendance is less than
40% of the actual membership. TELL ME THE WORKERS ARE FEW!
65% of the population in the USA claim some source of Christian religion,
yet, 85% of the population is un-churched.
Most of these that claim to be Christian, have never been baptized and can
not tell anyone how to be saved. TELL ME THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL!
America, home of the brave, land of the free, which at one time was
recognized as a Christian nation, is now seen by many other countries as a
mission field. In fact, countries from all over are now sending their
Christian missionaries to the USA!
The truth is, down deep this doesn't shock us because many of these
un-churched people I mentioned, we know who they are. We know their name!
But the question that needs to be answered is "DO THEY KNOW YOUR NAME? The
people that don't know Jesus, the people that live with little hope and no
purpose, who are all alone, who don't know that there is more to
life......DO THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?
What I am asking is, are you a disciple with a name or are you just an
unnamed follower? Are you a worker? Do they know you as a connection to
God? We have churches today that are full of willing people! Some willing
to do the work, and some willing to let them!
Let me close with a true story:
I was witnessing to a young man about the Church and Christianity. For
every good thing I could say, he had a good argument: "People are
judgmental, people are hypocrites, people in the church fight, complain,
whine, and walk around with their nose is the air."
And you know what? He was right!
I said to him, "There are people that really care. Who reach out to others,
who witness, love and forgive."
He replied, "Oh really......name some!"
What I am asking you is......can I give them your name! The people that
don't know Jesus, can I give them your name? The people that look and smell
different, can I give them your name? The very people Jesus died for, can I
give them your name?
THE HARVEST IS STILL PLENTIFUL AND THE WORKERS ARE STILL FEW!
CAN I GIVE THEM YOUR NAME?
Keep storming the gates of hell,
Marks Newsletter January 29, 2007
34 YEARS OF UNABATED CHILD KILLING
Sometimes it is
difficult for us to comprehend the magnitude of the toll the abortion
holocaust has taken in America over the past 34 years. When one says
that over 50 million children have been slaughtered by legalized
abortion since January 22, 1973 , the numbers just don't seem to
register. Below is a map of the United States of America indicating the
number of states that would have their populations totally wiped out if
war were to come to our shores and 50 million people were killed.
If this shocks
you, perhaps you might want to rethink who the real “terrorists” are. We
are being destroyed as a nation by an enemy from within. We are being
destroyed by a lie that was birthed in the very pit of hell. The lie
took its physical form in the Roe v. Wade decision issued by the Supreme
Court of the United States of America on January 22, 1973. Yes, the
Supreme Court in its malevolent wisdom magically found in the United
States Constitution a “ woman's right to privacy ” (she could kill her
own child in the womb if she so chose).
Never mind that
for more than 300 years our Pilgrim forefathers, Founding Fathers, past
presidents, legislators, and Supreme Court justices had never dreamed of
such a malicious precedent. Today, the lie has become law. It is a lie
that transcends every racial, ethnic, political, and geographic
boundary. It is a lie that cuts across every human heart in America . It
is a lie that divides us (red states versus blue states). It is a
lie that is destroying us.
more than any other issue, the devastation of the lie and its true
identity. It shows that the real battle in our nation is spiritual, and
therefore can never be resolved politically. It is the ancient battle
that began in heaven and moved to this earth. It has swept across the
pages of the Bible and history ever since. It is a battle between two
world views - the seed of the serpent vs. the seed of the woman
(read Genesis 3:15).
lie (my rights, my body, my choice) brings enslavement and
death. The truth (not my will, but Thine be done) brings
liberty and life. There is no middle ground! We must “plead
the case of the fatherless to win it!”
THE ABORTED STATES OF AMERICA
The map above has 17 states blacked out. The population of these
states is equal to the 50,000,000+ reported “legal” abortions since
1973. Perhaps this visual will help demonstrate the magnitude of the
has wreaked its horrible devastation and is destroying America . This
lie can only be overcome by the Truth. The Truth has but one
name: Jesus Christ! “They overcame him
(the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of
their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from
death.” Revelation 12:11. Ours is a call to the Church to
storm the gates of hell!
Please join us on
Monday morning, January 22, 2007, as we “ plead the case of the
fatherless” who have been slaughtered in our nation. We are
asking that you “give ‘em heaven” at your local abortion mill that
morning and then hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. We will bring the
theology of the church house into the streets of our cities and allow it
to become biography as we give a voice to voiceless children.
come to an end in America when the Church of Jesus Christ makes up her
mind it will come to an end, not one second sooner!
Newsletter February 13, 2007
Prayer Walk 2007
I know it's early, but please make plans for
Prayer Walk 2007. On Saturday, May 12th, there will be a "Prayer
Walk" starting in downtown Springfield at the Park Central Square.
The walk will be 3.2 miles covering much of the downtown area.
Places such as: City Hall, Court House, Greene Co. Jail, GLO, and
many others that need prayer.
We plan to make this a monthly thing. Some
morning walks, some evening walks. If you have any input, please
let me know.
Also- on May 3rd, (1st Thursday in May) is the
"National Day of Prayer." As city coordinator for this event, I am
planning a hour long "prayer meeting" at City Hall. With God's
help, lets make this a real prayer meeting. Let us, in the
awesome name of Jesus Christ, call on the only true living God, the
maker and keeper of all things, right there from the steps of City
Hall!!!! This should be exciting and I look forward to letting you
all know more as we work through the planning stage.
May God's amazing grace and love be with you,
Newsletter March 12, 2007
Tax Levy Increases May Not Be A Good Idea
Most people in the Republic R-III School
District are probably aware that on April 3 taxpayers will vote on two proposed
tax levy increases. One is a bond levy and the second is an operating levy
increase. On January 9, I attended a town hall meeting at the high school to get
the details about the proposed tax increases. It was a typical meeting, much as
I expected. The meeting began with a presentation on all the successes of the
district. The presentation proceeded to a discussion of the negative
consequences for our children if the tax increases are not passed by voters. One
such consequence is the use of mobile classrooms. School administrators argue
that the district needs more classroom space and that your tax money is needed
to provide that space. However, before we go to the polls and vote ourselves a
tax increase, there may be questions that need to be asked and factors we need
to consider. How is classroom space currently being utilized? How is our tax
money currently been spent? What will taxpayers really be funding if the
proposed tax increases are passed? Are there any high priced extras attached to
the new high school? Let me provide a few examples.
Regarding frills and high priced extras,
taxpayers are probably not aware that if the levies pass their tax money will be
used for purposes other than to build a new high school. Tax money will also be
used to build a working school-based farm. This operating farm will be modeled
after the one operated by the Chillicothe, MO school district, which some of our
school administrators have already toured. The farm will include both livestock
and crop programs, including a dairy barn. This begs several questions. First,
why does any public school need to own and operate a farm, especially at
taxpayer expense? Second, who pays for the livestock and farm machinery to
maintain this farm? Livestock has to be fed and cared for. Farm equipment has to
be maintained and tractors require diesel fuel to operate. Have you seen those
prices lately? Who pays for all this? We the taxpayer with our tax increase. So
while school administrators are telling you that you need a tax increase to
build more classroom space for your children, remember that a portion of your
tax money will be used to build and operate the school farm. Are you really sure
that you are willing to vote yourself a tax increase in order to buy the farm?
Furthermore, these farm programs are called school to work programs. Actually,
Republic Schools either presently has or is planning several types of school to
work programs. If you are not familiar with school to work programs, I strongly
encourage you to research the origins of these programs. Most citizens will be
shocked to learn the truth about the origins of these programs. Check it out.
Another frill and high priced extra attached
to the new high school is the main gymnasium. Architects have already developed
and presented plans for a collegiate style basketball arena in the new high
school. Why does a local K-12 public school need a university style basketball
arena? If you attend school board meetings, you will find that this is exactly
what is in the master plan and we the taxpayer are going to pay for it. As I
have sat in school board meetings, I have heard universities such as the
University of Kansas and Oklahoma State University mentioned in discussions of
the new gymnasium. Architects are taking features from the arenas at those
universities and designing those features into the new arena planned for the new
high school, although on a smaller scale. So while school administrators are
telling you that you need a tax increase to build more classroom space for your
children, remember that a portion of your tax money will be used to build and
operate the school farm and give school administrators the collegiate style
basketball arena they want.
How is current space and taxpayer money used?
You might be surprised to learn that Republic Schools operates an on-site
daycare for the children of teachers and staff. I did not know this until
recently. This is not a benefit that most taxpaying citizens receive from their
employers either in the public or private sector. Most tax paying citizens have
to take their young children to a daycare center away from their place of
employment and pay a high price for the service. But what is most interesting is
that at least three classrooms are presently used to provide on-site daycare to
school employees’ children. One classroom is used in E-1 and two classrooms are
used in the E-C building for employee daycare. Now do you see where I am going
with this? While school administrators are telling you that you need a tax
increase to build a new high school to keep your own children out of mobile
classrooms, they are using current classroom space for daycare centers for
school employees’ children. Furthermore, school administrators tell us about the
high cost associated with the use of mobile classrooms. However, if they would
use current classroom space to educate taxpayers’ children, the number of mobile
classrooms needed and the amount of taxpayer money spent on them could be
reduced. The fact is that school administrators are willing to spend taxpayer
money to put taxpayers’ children in high cost mobile classrooms while they use
current classroom space for employee daycare centers. In my opinion, it is an
outrage that school personnel urge taxpayers to increase their taxes for more
buildings and classroom space to avoid having their own children in mobile
classrooms, when these same school personnel are using current classroom space
for employee daycare.
You also need to be aware that revenues
generated from the operating levy increase will go into the general operating
fund. This means that school administrators will be able to use that money for
operating costs as they see fit to use it. Therefore, it could be used for the
new high school building or it could be used for other purposes. If I recall
correctly, money from one of the last tax levy increases was supposed to be used
to build a new baseball field. To my knowledge that has never happened. However,
I suspect that few if any taxpayers can remember school administrators stating
that past tax levy increases would be used to hire mental health professionals
to provide mental health services to children during the school day. But this is
what has happened. At least two mental health professionals were hired with
money generated from past tax levy increases. When did local public schools
become mental health centers responsible for providing mental health services?
Do you know what types of mental health services you voted to fund for your
children when you voted to give yourself that tax increase? As parents and
grandparents, do you know? Shouldn’t you know? So are you really certain that if
you vote yourself another big tax increase on April 3, that all your tax money
(other than the portion for the farm and collegiate style basketball arena) will
be used on the building and not to hire additional mental health professionals
to provide more mental health services to your children during the school day?
The point is that we taxpayers had better be certain how our tax money is going
to be used and what it is we will be funding if the levies pass.
And what about the $63,000 band uniforms. Yes
you read correctly. I said $63,000 band uniforms. The school board has approved
spending $63,000 of your tax money to purchase new band uniforms. This money may
very well have come from your tax increase also. We must wonder about what other
frills and high priced extras our tax money is spent on that we do not know
about. Are you beginning to see the picture, taxpayer? While school
administrators are telling you that you need a tax increase for buildings and
classroom space for your children, remember that they actually plan to use a
portion of your tax money to build and operate the school farm and build the
collegiate style basketball arena. Remember also, that while they are willing to
spend your money to put your children in costly mobile classrooms, they are
presently using classroom space for their own daycare services. They control how
our tax money is spent and appear to be big spenders when it comes to certain
items. Then they ask us for more money when they do not have enough to
accomplish their purposes.
So ask yourself a few questions. Are you
really sure that you are willing to buy the farm on April 3 by voting to
increase your own taxes? Are you comfortable with the way in which your tax
money will be used? Do you agree with the way in which the school administration
has chosen to utilize classroom space while telling you that you need to pay
more taxes to provide adequate classroom space for your own children? Should we
demand more accountability and fiscal responsibility from school administration?
Should we send a message to these big spenders demanding program and
administrative cuts before additional higher taxes? Be assured, if the levies
pass on April 3, more frills and high priced extras will be coming our way,
complete with the farm and the collegiate style basketball arena. If you are
going to pay additional higher taxes, is this really the way you want it spent?
Are you really sure you are willing to buy the farm? Think about it. Check it
out. Vote wisely on April 3.
Newsletter May 10, 2007
"Are you a Sheep or a Goat?"
by Mark Kiser
Let us begin by supposing that you are a judge and you have been given the
responsibility to judge a case involving a young man that was accused of being a
thief. The evidence against him is over whelming and he is found guilty. Now,
when it comes time for you to sentence him, he expresses great remorse and begs
you to give him another chance, he even promises to make restitution to those
whom he hurt. He tells you he is a changed person, he has changed his ways.
Being the good Christian judge you are, you feel for him and you decide to
give him another chance and you let him go under the provision he will change
his ways. The young man goes out of the court room and tells the reporters that
he is a changed man and that you are a great judge because you gave him another
chance. He then goes home and tells his friends and family he's changed.
WHAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL CONVINCE US THAT HE IS REALLY CHANGED?
HIS ACTIONS!!! If he genuinely stops what he has been doing!
Sure, we can take his word for it....but the proof is in the pudding!
Why should God be any different in assessing whether or not we have really
changed or if our belief is real?
In the 25th chapter of Matthew we find one of the most sobering chapters in
the Bible. It begins with the parable of the 10 Virgins, which ends with the
chilling words "Lord, lord, open up for us." But the Bride Groom answered,
"Truly I say to you, I do not know you."
This is followed by the parable of the Talents. Which also ends with the
chilling words, "Throw out the worthless slave into outer darkness; in that
place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
The sobering aspect of all these stories is they ALL knew their master! They
all knew who their Lord was.
It is very popular today to say "all roads lead to salvation" or all roads
lead to heaven." "As long as your a good person, do the right thing, don't hurt
people, and God will take care of you."
It one aspect, these are true statements. Because in verse 32 of chapter 25
it says "All nations will be gathered before Him." All roads do eventually lead
to God, BUT, a better understanding is that ALL roads lead to judgment, but only
one leads to salvation and eternal life.
We are told that on this day Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats.
There is no escaping the point Jesus is making here: Separation is determined
on the basis of what people do or do not do! Jesus never ask them what they
NOW- before you freak out on me, yes we are saved by faith and not works. The
Bible clearly teaches we are saved by faith and that's what I believe. But the
Church has forgot what James said, "Faith without works is dead." What I am
saying here is that if your faith does not produce some works or deeds....it's
not a saving faith!
Lets go back to our young thief for a moment: What are the works of a thief?
Stealing and theft! If he genuinely changed his ways and is no longer a thief,
his works will reveal that. The way we really know that he has changed is not
because he said so, it will be in his actions. In the same way, God knows and
others, we are genuinely "born again" by our actions!
A simple profession of belief in Jesus is not enough, James says, "Even the
demons believe and tremble. But are you willing to recognize you foolish fellow
that faith without works is useless."
Paul tells us in Titus 2:14 that Jesus Christ gave Himself for us to redeem us
from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own
possession, zealous for good deeds."
A Christian, a true follower of Jesus is someone who feeds the hungry, clothes
the naked, visits the sick and those in prison.
Isn't interesting in this account that the aspect of their lives that receives
Jesus' full attention isn't the part many people perceive as the important
"religious" part (prayer, Bible study. church attendance, fasting.)
Jesus' focus is not on what happens inside the 4 walls of a church building
when every one is watching, His focus is on those quite moments, outside the
church walls when nobody but Him is watching. He is watching our actions.
I heard it said one time, the Church is like manure. You pile it together and
it stinks up the neighborhood. You spread it all over, and it enriches the
Each and every person reading this falls into 1 of 2 categories: SHEEP OR
In each of the 2 parables that people that did not get in so to speak, were
not necessarily bad people. They weren't murderers, liars, or even cheats.
They were probably good people. But we are not called to be good moral people,
we are called to be Holy!
In the parables of the 10 virgins, the Talents and the sheep and the goats,
who were the ones that missed out? THE ONES WHO WERE NEGLIGENT!!!!!
Please remember, everyone in these parables knew who their Master was, they
knew who Jesus was. In other words, they should have known better.
Do you know better? Are you a sheep or a goat? Do you possess salvation or
just profess salvation?
Keep storming the gates of hell,
Pastor Marks Newsletter June
The Public Schools Have Officially Expelled God!
America Asleep kNOw More Presents:
"God is going back to School" Campaign
August 23 & 24, 2007
The Public Schools have officially expelled God from school! In 1962 the
Supreme Court decided that it was illegal for children to recite a prayer in
the public school class room. In 1963 Bibles were removed for the first
time in 200 years. And in 1980 it became unconstitutional
to post the Ten Commandments in Public Schools. Yes, God has been
expelled! Please understand this is not meant to be an attack on good godly
teachers that teach in public schools. But look at the facts: Since 1963
STD's among teenagers are up 220%; premarital sex among teenagers is up
1000%; divorce is up 177%; babies born out of wedlock to girls ages 10
through 19 has gone up 553%. Brothers and Sister, it is very clear, when
there are no religious principals there is no morality!
One of our Founding Fathers and leading educator's, Benjamin Rush, warned
that the Bible must never be taken out of the public schools. He said that
if the Bible was removed, there would be a "violence explosion." I believe
the evidence proves Mr. Rush knew what he was talking about.
Proverbs 1:7 says, "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge...".
You cannot even approach knowledge without fear of the Lord. Psalm 111:10
says, "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...". You cannot even
approach wisdom without the fear of the Lord.
I invite everyone, young and old to the battle. America Asleep kNOw More
plans to take God back to school on August 23 and 24. There will be two
full days of powerful witnessing and proclaiming the Gospel of Christ
Jesus. We will be at four key schools in the Springfield Missouri area.
For more information please call Rev. Mark Kiser at: 417.818.0143
Keep Storming the gates of hell,
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