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What An Interesting Month!

Posted by cindyhfrench on 10/12/2014

Towards the end of September we went to visit Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL because I couldn’t find a neurologist locally who had any experience with dura fistulas like I had had back in 2009. Dura Fistulas are extremely rare-form in the womb apparently and slowly, in my case anyway, manifest themselves. I’ve already written about the surgeries and the after effects headaches. It’s the year I first started blogging. I remember being so angry with the Lord to let another thing go wrong with me!  Wow and I had no idea of the future did I? It’s a good thing I got past that anger. Anyway, the reason we went was that the soft “squishy spots have  reappeared on my head and I had the headaches again. This all started after the stroke in July. I have literally had a constant headache since July 11. The good news is that they didn’t see a dura fistula in the angiogram that was finally performed. I don’t have all the results yet, but have been gone long enough that if things were an emergency, I think they would have called me. The bad news is no one has any answers either. I could have a repeat of the tiny pseudo tumor underneath my scalp, but I don’t think they are big enough to show up for someone to want to operate on them. And I really, really don’t want any more surgery of any kind this year if I don’t absolutely have to have it. So What Do I Do Now?  What I have always done in the past. I turn to Jesus. He is the only one that knows all things and has all the answers. What I do know is that this keeps me totally dependent upon Him.

One of the things you do when you go to Mayo is wait a lot. So I was prepared with new books. I have always loved to read. These days not as much time to take advantage of it. And God has changed my reading habits. I used to read any and all things especially the mysteries. I grew up on Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, The Bobbsey Twins and Cherry Ames. I think that is what makes me a  good recruiter. Being a detective, looking for the needle in the haystack… Still, there are many today that are so graphic, God stops me from reading them before I am 2 or 3 chapters in. So I was thrilled to find a new Christian mystery writer! Her name is Dee Henderson. And honestly, I have never read a book including non fiction that so clearly answers questions, coming at faith from so many different points. Points of deep loss, deep abuse or abandonment, lack of human love. God is and has always been there. Through every moment of a murder, an abuse, a lack a of love, a lie,  He is there.  So I highly recommend  Dee Henderson. I don’t ever think you will be disappointed in anything she has written.

The other thing I have been involved in is a Bible study of the book of Daniel. For those that don’t know of Daniel, he and his 3 friends were part of the inhabitants of Jerusalem that were captured by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He was the greatest ruler  of the Neo- Babylonian period and one of the most competent monarchs of ancient times. Daniel and his three friends were part of the nobility that were taken to become a part of Babylon and go into the king’s service. Daniel 1:8 Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.  What of course happened is that Daniel and his friends were healthier than any of the other youths who were eating as the Babylonians. What I learned from that lesson what Godliness is never accidental. Neither is victory coincidental. Both stem from up-front, daily resolve-as in time with the Lord! Consistency! The life blood of integrity is becoming the same person no matter where we are-no matter who’s around. When we become people of integrity, everything we are on the inside is obvious on the outside.  That was week 1!

Week 2 was about the dream King Neb had. Get this, he wanted his sorcerers and magicians to tell him what his dream was and then interpret it for him! Talk about difficult!! And if they couldn’t do it, he was going to start chopping them all into little pieces. But because Daniel prayed and asked God what the dream was and what the interpretation was, all the executions were stayed. Remember please that this young man was probably about 18 years old when he did this. But he knew his God. This is the dream and the interpretation. I am including this for those skeptics who don’t believe that God’s Word is true.  Daniel 2: 27-45 Daniel replied, ” No wise man, enchanter, magician,  or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you lay on your bed are these: As your were lying there O king, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen. As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men, but so that you, O king, may know the interpretation and that you may understand what went through your mind.  You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue–an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statute was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, and its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock was cut out but not by human hands. It struck the statute on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken into pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.  This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.  After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze will rule over the whole earth. Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron–for iron breaks and smashes everything–and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands– a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.

The God of Heaven knows all things. These are the kingdoms being spoken of: Head of Gold-Kingdom of Babylon, Chest and Arms of Silver-Medes and the Persians, Belly and Thighs of Bronze-Greeks(Alexander the Great), Legs of Iron-The Roman Empire, The Feet–the kingdom to come -perhaps even now forming among the European and Roma countries?

Of course Daniel’s words of prophecy were true because every kingdom announced came one after the other. That is how you know a true prophet, you know. He is never wrong.

I think that is enough for today even though we are already up to Daniel 6 this last week. What I can tell you is that I don’t want to be absorbed into the Babylon that is our world. That is the one lesson from the Lord that has been constant with me every week. I’ll do my best not to wait another month to post! I’ll be way too far behind.

Goodnight and God bless,

Cindy

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WE MUST NOT FAIL

Posted by cindyhfrench on 08/15/2014

 

Be sure to notice the check with SNOPES at the very end of this very long note.

This speech was given in 2009, has been circulated numerous times on the internet, but the information is still valid, and needs to be kept in circulation until every American understands the message fully

For those who know me and have spoken to me or read earlier posts, you know of my concerns. I have been studying extensively what the Holy Word of God says about all this. I really believe that we are on the edge of eternity-does that mean days, years, decades? I am not a prophet. I can only point you to the scriptures. Read them for yourselves. God always keeps His promises and prophecies.

 Geert Wilders was a Member of the Dutch Parliament.

 In a generation or two, the   US   will ask itself: “Who lost   Europe   ?” Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom the   Netherlands   , at the Four Seasons in   New York   , introducing an   Alliance   of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in   Jerusalem   .

 

Dear friends,

 Thank you very much for inviting me.

   I come to   America   with a mission.  All is not well in the old world.  There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic.  We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe.  This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of   Europe   itself, it is a threat to   America   and the sheer survival of the West.  The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

 First, I will describe the situation on the ground in   Europe   …  Then, I will say a few things about Islam.  To close I will tell you about a meeting in   Jerusalem   ..

 The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks.  But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world.  It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

 All throughout   Europe   a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen.  And if they are, they might regret it.  This goes for the police as well.  It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners.  The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across   Europe   .. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of   Europe   , street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.

 There are now thousands of mosques throughout   Europe   .  With larger congregations than there are in churches.  And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region.  Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

 Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take   Amsterdam   , Marseille and   Malmo   in   Sweden   ..  In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim.  Paris   is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

 In some elementary schools in   Amsterdam   the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.

 Many state schools in   Belgium   and   Denmark   only serve halal food to all pupils.  In once-tolerant   Amsterdam   gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims.  Non-Muslim women routinely hear ‘whore, whore’.  Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.

 In  France  school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of   Darwin   .  The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

 In   England   sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in   France   are no-go areas for women without head scarves.  Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in   Brussels   , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.

 Jews are fleeing   France   in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II.  French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya   ,   Israel   ..  I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

 San Diego   University   recently calculated that a staggering  25 percent of the population in   Europe   will be Muslim just 12 years from now.  Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

 Now these are just numbers.  And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate.  But there are few signs of that.  The   Pew Research   Center   reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to   France   .  One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call ‘respect’.  And this is how we give them respect.  We have Muslim official state holidays.

 The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the   Netherlands   if there is a Muslim majority.  We have cabinet members with passports from   Morocco   and Turkey   .

 Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example, against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots.    Paris   has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus.  I call the perpetrators ‘settlers’,  because that is what they are.  They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam.  Therefore, they are settlers.

 Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries.  Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

 The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet.  His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized.  Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem.  But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages – at the same time.  Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed.  Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza.  If it is good for Islam, it is good.  If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

 Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion.  Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins.  But in its essence Islam is a political ideology.  It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person.  Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life.  Islam means ‘submission’.  Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia.  If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

 Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam ‘the most retrograde force in the world’, and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran.  The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees   Israel   as the aggressor.  I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times.  I support Israel , first, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz , second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

 This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance.    Israel   is facing the front lines of Jihad, like   Kashmir , Kosovo, the   Philippines   ,   Southern Thailand ,   Darfur   in   Sudan   ,   Lebanon   , and Aceh in   Indonesia   ..    Israel   is simply in the way, the same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

 The war against   Israel   is not a war against   Israel   .  It is a war against the West.  It is Jihad.    Israel   is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us.  If there would have been no   Israel   , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest.  Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in   Europe   and   America   can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

 Many in   Europe   argue in favor of abandoning   Israel   in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities.  But if   Israel   were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West ..  It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values.  On the contrary, the end of   Israel   would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam.  They would, and rightly so, see the demise of   Israel   as proof that the West is weak, and doomed.  The end of   Israel   would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning.  It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination.  If they can get   Israel   , they can get everything.  So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a ‘right-wing extremists’ or ‘racists’.  In my country, the   Netherlands   , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II.  And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat.  Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of   America   as the last man standing.  The lights may go out in   Europe   faster than you can imagine.  An Islamic Europe means a   Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for   America   – as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs.  With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to   America   alone to preserve the heritage of   Rome   ,   Athens   and   Jerusalem   …..

 Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts.  My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives.  All throughout   Europe   , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish.  My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians.  We can only hand over this hard won liberty to   Europe   ‘s children in the same state in which it was offered to us.  We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams.  Future generations would never forgive us.  We cannot squander our liberties.  We simply do not have the right to do so.

 We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.

 Please take the time to read and understand what is written here, Please send it to every free person that you know, it is so very important.  

 Snopes’ authentication:

 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/wilders.asp

 

 

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