Sunday, 29 June 2014


Imagine how you would feel if, through government decree, DEFRA (the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs here in the UK) ordered the acquisition of .40 calibre sub-machine guns for it's officers. Presumably so, when they are clearing out canals or butchering badgers, cattle / sheep etc they could defend themselves against local farmers and concerned environmental groups wearing colourful (but lethal) hand knitted sweaters and fingerless gloves.

Why is the US government arming its law enforcement officials, even the USDA, to the teeth?

Just asking.

Did you watch it? Scary stuff isn't it. Is it real though. What do you want to believe? What would make you more comfortable?

Turn to Christ.

Monday, 23 June 2014


Tinned food lasts ages and won't go to waste if it all pans out to be fear mongering. Water containers (large ones) can be filled quickly if the SHTF. If anything happens (please just look and use discernment - check it against the Word of God) you won't end up fighting against the mob for that last tin of peas or loaf of bread.

If something really did happen, (and I believe it is inevitable) it would be fair to say it would happen so quickly, sooo fast, it will take peoples breath away, and what would all the mockers and scoffers say then? Complain that nobody told them that's what.
That is why He came in the first place - for YOU!
God bless.x

Friday, 20 June 2014

The new bogeyman under the bed...

As I was walking up the stairs, 
I met a man who wasn't there. 
He wasn't there again today. 
I wish, I wish, he'd go away.

 ... is now named, apparently, *ISIS, or is it *ISIL as used by Obama himself. He would know I suppose as his administration has sponsored, armed and trained these murderously evil, blood thirsty terrorists right from the start it seems.

*ISIS - Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria
*ISIL - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
What's in a name right?

Thankfully, despite the mainstream media's efforts to deflect attention and hide truths from us common plebs and keep 'the mob' subdued, there is a huge movement underway. An awakening about the geo-political games playing out on the world stage by the key players.

But it's a stage in which really, we all play a part, whether we choose to see that we have a full, headlining part or not. You are not just a walk-on extra or just a part of the scenery. In God's eyes you have top billing, you are center stage.

Detached as I am from much of the turmoil (earthly turmoil) going on in the USA and the middle east, it's easy for me to wonder why the American people haven't already impeached this current president considering his wholesale dismemberment of the constitution and utterly cynical disregard for the laws and Godly principles laid down by the founding fathers hundreds of years ago. And anyway, who am I to say as I'm not even an American?

ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaeda, muslim brotherhood, CIA, NSA, Haliburton, Google, Monsanto. Whatever.  What's in a name? It's largely irrelevant.

One of the most profound wake up calls I have personally had in my walk toward the Lord and as I continue to chase the rabbit down the hole, is the realisation, the biblical realisation, that... well I'll quote it directly:

'For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.' 
Ephesians 6:12

If you have a bible I would ask that you read the word for yourself. Read Ephesians Chapter 6, all of it (relax, it's a short chapter!) and use discernment. Above all READ IT FOR YOURSELF!

Of course Obama won't be impeached. The global players in the big-boys field (or so they think) will continue to exclude us from their grown-up games whilst massive destruction, murder and horrors continue at an ever gathering pace. It will continue relentlessly to completion. Inevitably continue and get worse, far worse because it is God's will. He has a plan, a script and a part for each of us to play. A starring role. And He already knows how we will perform on the night, whether we will receive plaudits and flowers or if we get booed off stage to bad reviews in the morning.

I pray I will get a good footnote.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


The gift of discernment. These days more essential than ever. In my own personal journey here, I've listened to many people preach the Gospel  (and some very loose variations of it) both on and off the stage and I've come to realise we feel more comfortable listening to what we want to hear, what fits in with our own existing beliefs, thoughts and feelings on how we want to be, how to live.

From 'feel good' new-age ministries like Joel Osteen all the way to this guy, John MacArthur who lays it down straight. Milk and meat.

Is there any point in trying to get God to bend His will to fit our lives or should we get our lives to conform to His will? If you can stomach it, watch or listen to a full length sermon from J. MacArthur in the link below and see how it may challenge you and your (if you have any) beliefs.

The true test of any spirit (or spirit in any man or woman) is to go and check it against the Word of God yourself rather than rely on listening to another persons world view or even, dare I say it, your own.

Monday, 9 June 2014


I urge you to please turn off you t.v. tonight or when you see this and watch the excellent videos on this You Tube channel instead. If all you ever do on this blog is watch these I promise your eyes will opened wider or prised open if shut.

It's better in HQ full screen if you follow the above link to the channel itself.
The 'Last of Us' series is truly shocking.
God bless.

A brief interlude of pure joy...

I have no idea what the guy is singing about btw.


 No mother I haven't bought a bike so please calm down. :)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Who put the 't' in Chris?

A clever and amusing line that, from someone who is clever and amusing. And worthy of some sort of response I guess. Not that he'll read it or care. So here's my testimony, my witness to anyone that stumbles on this blog, probably by accident, and wondered enough to know what the heck happened.

So a couple of years ago God called me out. In all honesty nothing in life really offered any real meaning or joy. I began to see through, what for me, was a meaningless quest for 'stuff' and empty experiences that offered no real lasting joy or satisfaction. Restless really. I am currently clearing out the evidence of that right now. The stash of 'things' I bought with the money I made working long, long hours, hoping to have something to show for it all. It is shaming how much crap I have and it has brought me no pleasure at all really. Incredible!, given that's what I spent so long lusting after. Maybe some of you can identify with that? Maybe not. Some might call it depression, some would say it was some kind of mental or emotional breakdown. It must be 'cause that's what we're all supposed to do isn't it. Consume. Breakdown? In a way maybe it was.

So over a certain period of time, not sure how long really, I heard 'something' whilst working in my unit that made me properly stop and ask myself some serious questions. Not audible - I don't think I'm schizophrenic or mentally ill. Many of you may disagree. Hear me out first.

I was working on my own in a quiet workshop out in the sticks, plenty of time to hear myself think. Not very often we have a chance to do that over a prolonged period these days. Too many distractions.

Maybe I'd been hearing something inside me for a while. I know now that I had. Of course I kinda thought initially 'this is what the mid-life crisis everyone talks about must feel like'. Maybe the answer is to go with the flow. What is the standard cure for this affliction? Is it to cut-loose, have a few affairs, buy a fast bike or ride a fast woman (no, I can't say that anymore can I?) Maybe travel? Hey, maybe dabble in a bit of new age spirituality, the kind that's acceptable and popular right now, find meaning in a mysterious eastern religion or a mix of all of them! Pick which bits I wanted and suited me and leave the rest! Anything but Christianity. I mean, Christians are pompous, self-righteous prigs who never have any real fun aren't they? Always wagging the finger and being judgemental whilst being utterly hypocritical. Knitted doilies and sharp tongues.

Without a doubt, I have led a very, very sinful life. Aside from the usual sexual opportunism, greed, avarice, covetousness etc.,  etc.,  I have cast judgements on other people, their choices in life, the way they want to live. Dare I say we all do maybe to some extent, but that does not exonerate me from the truth, that I was a total sinner, and indeed continue to sin. And how do I know that? Because I took a step forward and responded to Him and I looked for Him. I bought a bible.

My religious education really consisted of 1 hour lessons a week in secondary school by an RE teacher who had long ago abandoned any real hope of teaching students that simply didn't give a shit and just had an hour's muck about. I didn't care either I think, truth be told. When you are at school you just want to fit in, go along with everyone else and not stand out unless you become a target. That was my school anyway, maybe yours was different. I understand why people convicted inside regarding faith or orientation would, in the past, hide. It's different now of course. Standing out is encouraged and that is very healthy. I look at kids now and the freedom to express themselves and I'm glad. Ironically, if you are a believing Christian that is no longer the case. Or was it ever? There are parallels here, that is not lost on me. Christians vilified here in the UK though? That was a shock. It was a shock because I was asleep.

I entered the 'faith' (if you want to call it that - Christ is NOT religious, amazing that - who knew?!) at a time when Christianity is deeply unpopular. As people feel more at liberty to do what they like with no inhibitions or restraints (like I used to live, sin - full throttle), any kind of restraint, especially something that would call into question the enjoyable way we want to live is going to make us feel uncomfortable at best and seriously offended and hurt at worst. Enough to turn many, many people away.

I 've been thinking about this very deeply for a couple of days now, for obvious reasons, and I look at it sort of like this. We all know an ex-smoker. To a forty a day-er, a born again non-smoker is the worst. Incredibly judgemental sounding, appears to occupy the moral high-ground and is sometimes seen as a zealous fundamentalist, intent on spoiling everyone else's fun. 'Why don't you just f**k off and let me live my life the way I want to. If I want to smoke myself to death, what business is that of yours?'

Fair enough, I get that. I'm not hard of heart. I hope I'm the complete opposite, but that's not for me to say is it?

As I've gone on these past couple of years, I started reading the Word of God. Myself, not hearing what someone else had to say about it, not watching the ten commandments on the tv and saying 'got it', not half remembering what I half heard at RE at school or just relying on whatever meagre resources I had in my head that I'd picked up over forty years or so watching the last five minutes of 'Songs of Praise' before something more interesting came on tele. That's what I did, not saying you were or are as ignorant as I was.

For me, initially it's hard work. Being British, I find it easier than some to read the King James Version (or New King James Version). That's not a judgement there btw. What's sometimes termed 'old English' is very poetic and with words I've noticed are difficult to transfer into modern parlance - which is why there are more modern translations out there. I stuck with the NKJV and plough through and take my time to digest it. To me, it's the word of God. Verbatim. To others it's entirely open to interpretation. And that's where the danger lies isn't it. How easy it is to put on a more comfortable slant to suit ourselves, just a tweak here and there so it's more comfortable and easier to swallow. Easier to just carry on the way we are going and perhaps just try and be better people. For some that's enough and who am I to say that's wrong?

Me, I read on. And as I read it I am learning. And it is shocking to read. What you might call sensational, maybe even mind-blowing. Definitely not boring. And very confrontational. Confrontational to others who don't believe or want to believe, yes, but personally incredibly confrontational to me. Challenging my beliefs and past way of life to the max.

So much so that it is frightening to friends who have known me for a long time, parents who have watched me grow up (now I think realising this is not just another fad), loved ones who worry about my mental stability and physical welfare. Although I don't see a huge change in me (I'm still the same bumbling idiot in many ways I always have been), everyone else seems to see something different. That is encouraging to me because it means I am changing, not just pretending.

And all of this, all of it, was spoken about 2000 years ago. What would happen when you try to drop the heavy baggage of your old life and follow Him. It's not called a narrow path for nothing, that is being shown to me crystal clearly. And it is not pleasant. I've been asking people in church about this (yep, I felt it was time to seek some fellowship). 'Where is the joy? Why am I not all 'happy-clappy' and speaking in tongues'. Hallelujah!

The truth on this for me is - I am a work in progress. I stumble and fall daily,  It's a narrow way!!! I'm gonna fall. But you should know this guys. I do not walk alone and never will. I get picked back up again, dusted down and put back on the path. I'm looked after and corrected with such gentleness and care you wouldn't believe it. That's how I know truly know He is there for me, with me. I have evidence in my life daily of His presence. He has made Himself known to me - even to someone like me.

I can't force anyone to turn to Christ, no one can. I can try, in my usual haphazard way to tell people about what I am learning, the truth of what I'm seeing, like millions of others also can or choose to see. But that's it. I'll get no brownie points or medal for it, no rewards, just resentment and shit from people who just don't want to hear it. We're commanded to just kick the dust off our feet and move on (some will have a problem even with the word 'commandment').

So please. Don't threaten me with school-ground bullying techniques on how you can cause me trouble. The world over will cause Christians trouble to the point of death. It's already happening in some places and maybe even here too one day soon. You're not offending me or troubling me. I have faith. I just pass the matter on, on to a higher authority, and I get on with it.

I hope there's maybe one solitary soul out there that might see there is no hate here. No judgement from me. How can I judge? That would make me a hypocrite. And I don't want to be like that.

But. If it came to a choice? I pray I'll always choose Jesus Christ no matter what the threat and who (or what) it comes from. Feel free to comment and fire away. I'm not hiding.

To those of you who hear something inside or want to? Listen to Him. He is there waiting for you, especially you. You are His favourite! You won't be forced or threatened with a physical death if you don't. You may even have more fun in life, I don't know. That's your choice. If you choose to take on the truth of Jesus Christ, you'll be totally amazed at how much better life gets - and how much stronger you become through Him.

I may not have arrived but I've left. 

Hey, God bless you all chaps. I love all of you, even you.x

Saturday, 7 June 2014


Everyone is welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven.


I am a sinner. I have sinned and fallen short of your glory.
I repent of my sins and fall to my knees and ask for your forgiveness.
I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, Your only begotten Son,
who suffered and died on the cross for me.
The shedding of His Holy blood has washed me clean of my sins once and for all.
I believe that He was raised from the dead and that He lives and now sits at your right hand.
Through your grace His Spirit is offered to me.
Father, I accept your Son with humble gratitude, that he may enter my life,
and that He may live in me, and I in Him.
Thank you Father for my salvation through the love of your Son Jesus Christ.
The way, the truth and the life.
I choose God, every time. If I loose my family, my friends, my livelihood or even my life, I'll choose Jesus Christ.
Looks like that all may happen.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Fallen In

Yes. I have 'fallen in' with that Christian lot.
You know, I used to just plod along, thinking I was a Christian. I mean, I was C of E, sang hymns at Christmas (are we still allowed to celebrate the birth of Christ still? Apparently that will offend other religions so maybe best not mention it at all eh?)
Hey, I'm not a bad chap, never actually murdered anyone, never kicked a pensioner and nicked her pension book, never did anything really bad right? And anyway, I texted Children in Need a fiver last year. I'm a good bloke so I'll be ok when my day comes. Right?
When I actually got to a point where I decided to chase after the heart of God, really look for Jesus, I found out why He told us to first count the cost. Although salvation is free to all and offered to all, really following Christ and not just paying lip service, consists of being misunderstood, hated, persecuted and may well end in death at the hands of others. Just posting a video that made comments about homosexuality proved that to me today. Unsurprisingly.
And unsurprisingly, the real message, which was actually just a collection of collated news reports from around the globe, was completely overtaken by a gay agenda. Inevitably, talking about faith in God through Jesus Christ is going to cause division. Surprised? Thought that Jesus was going to bring peace? Anything goes, do what you want? I thought that before. Now I know better because I actually read the bible instead of just thinking I know what's in it. And I don't try and change what's in it to suit my lifestyle of choices so I don't feel condemnation.
No, it's not easy following Christ and I stumble and fall daily. So I don't judge. But nor do I keep silent in a corner and watch my friends drive headlong off a cliff for the sake of, what? Political correctness? Being afraid of not being popular? Being outcast? Following Christ (as best I can) IS being outcast. Is it more loving to put your head above the parapet for a friend knowing it'll get blown off or easier to just go along with the crowd?
I know what's coming. It's on its way regardless of what you or I believe. I'm no better than anyone else. A sinner. I judge no one. Like Christians the world over I get it in the neck, because I've repented and made Jesus my Lord and Saviour. People don't like that. Oh yeah, they like to hear how God will be there for them when the going gets tough. When they need help, atheist or not, folks will cry out to God for help. But ask for repentance and it's "repent for what? I don't need forgiveness 'cause I don't sin, and what's God ever done for me anyway?"
For those of you that care to see this stuff hang on in there. I'm not preaching here, I'm not worth listening to. Jesus is. Listen to Him. He's at the door knocking if you'll just listen to Him.

Nothing sinister to see here...move along...move along...

I'm sitting here in the little island bubble that is the UK, but what's happening in the USA is truly scary stuff.

What's really frightening is that it's largely being ignored by the people. Saying that, UKIP and the far right in Europe are now gaining ground. Didn't anyone ever study nazi Germany at school? What the heck is happening?

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? Then watch on. And go deeper and search for this stuff yourself. It's out there if you look. It's the truth if you want it.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Are you getting ready?

Time to get yourselves ready chaps, ready for His return.

I'm going to start posting some links to some of the things happening out there that you will NOT see reported by the mainstream media. Instead, they drip feed us false and biased reports, watered down truth and down-right lies massaged into you brain in the 10 minutes or so of sound-bite news most of us watch between football results and asinine celebrity gossip.

No joke. Get right with God through Jesus Christ. He is the only way. Repent now And be quick about it...