Payday Someday by Robert G. Lee

“Go down to meet Ahab, king of Israel,

thou shalt speak unto him, saying in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.”

(I Kings 21:18,19)

“The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.”

(I Kings 21:23)

I introduce to you Naboth, a devout Israelite, who lived in the foothill village of Jezreel. From his home on the hillside he could look far down the valley of Esdraelon. He was a good man-a man who “abhorred that which is evil and clave to that which is good.” He would not exchange his heavenly principles for loose expediencies. He would not dilute the stringency of personal righteousness for questionable compromises.

Now Naboth had a vineyard surrounding his home. This vineyard, fragrant with blossoms in the days of the budding branch and freighted with fruit in the days of the vintage, was a cherished inheritance of the family. This vineyard was near to the summer palace of Ahab, situated about twenty miles from Samaria.

I introduce to you Ahab. Ahab had command of a nation’s wealth and commanded the armies of Israel, but he had no command of his lusts and appetites. Ahab wore rich robes, but had a sinning, wicked, and troubled heart beneath them. Ahab ate the riches food the world could supply, and this food was served him on fine dishes and by servants obedient to his every beck and nod, yet he had a starved soul. Ahab lived in palaces, sumptuous within and without, yet tormented himself for one bit of land more. Ahab was king, with a crown and scepter and a throne, yet he was under the thumb of a wicked woman.

Ahab is pilloried in contempt of all right-living, God-fearing men through history as a mean rascal, the curse of his country. The Bible gives us a better and more apt introduction in these words: “There was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up!” (I Kings 21:25)

I introduce to you Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, King of Tyre. (I Kings16:31) A woman infinitely more daring and reckless than her husband. A devout worshipper of Baal, she hated any and all who spoke against her false and helpless god. She was as blunt in her wickedness and as brazen in her lewdness, doubtless, as Cleopatra, fair sorceress of the Nile. She had something of the subtle and successful scheming of a Lady Macbeth, something of the genius of a Mary Queen of Scots, something of the beauty of a Marie Antoinette. Much of that which is bad in the worst of women foundexpression through this painted viper of Israel. She had all that fascinating endowment of nature, which a good woman ought always to dedicate to the service of her generation. But, alas, she became the evil genius, which wrought wreck and blight and death.

I introduce to you Elijah, prophet of God. Heir to the infinite riches of God, he! Attended by the hosts of heaven, he! Almost always alone, he, but never lonely, for God was with him. He wore a rough sheepskin cloak, but there was a peaceful, confident heart beneath it. He ate bird’s food and widow’s fare, but was a physical and spiritual athlete. He had no lease of office or authority, yet everyone obeyed him. He grieved only when God’s cause seemed tottering. He passed from earth without dying -into celestial glory. Everywhere where courage is admired and manhood honored and service appreciated he is honored as one of earth’s heroes and one of heaven’s saints. He was “a seer, and saw clearly; a hero, and dared valiantly; a great heart, and felt deeply.” And now with these four persons introduced we want to turn to God’s Word and see the tragedy of payday some day! We will see “the corn they put into the hopper” and then behold “the grist that came out the spout.”

A Real Estate Request

“Give me thy vineyard.”

And it came to pass after these things that Naboth, the Jezreelite, had a vineyard which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, “Give me thy vineyard that I may have it for garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard that it; or, if it seem good unto thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.” (I Kings 21:1-2)

Thus far, Ahab was quite within his rights! Perfectly fair was Ahab in this request, and, under circumstances ordinary, one would have expected Naboth to put away any more sentimental attachment for the pleasure of the king, especially when the king’s aim was not to cheat him or to defraud him.

Ahab had not, however, counted upon the reluctance of all Jews to part with their inheritance of land. By peculiar tenure every Israelite held his land, and to all land-holding transactions there was another party, even God, “who made heavens and earth.”

So, though he was Ahab’s nearest neighbor, Naboth stood firmly on his rights, and with an expression of horror on his face and in his words, refused to sell his vineyard to the king. Feeling that he must prefer the duty he owed to God to any danger that might arise from man, he made firm refusal. Fearing God most and man least, and obeying the one whom he feared the most and loved the most, he said: “The Lord forbid it me that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.” (I Kings 21:3)

True to the religious teachings of his father, with “real-hearted loyalty to the covenant God of Israel” he believed that he held the land in fee simple from God. His father and grandfather had owned the land before him. All the memories of childhood were tangled in its grapevines. His father’s hands, folded now in the dust of death, had used the pruning blade among the branches, and because of this every branch and vine was dear.

His mother’s hands, now doubtless wrapped in dust-stained shroud, had gathered purple clusters from those bunch-laden boughs, and for this reason, he loved every spot in his vineyard and every branch on his vines.

He felt that his little plot of ground, so rich in prayer and fellowship, so sanctified with sweet and holy memories, would be tainted and befouled and cursed forever if it came into the hands of Jezebel. So, with “the courage of a bird that dares the wild sea,” he took his stand against the king’s proposal.

The Pouting Potentate

“He came to his house heavy and displeased.”

Naboth’s quick and firm and final and courteous refusal “took all the spokes from the wheels” of Ahab’s plan and desires. The stream of his desire ran against a barrier that turned it aside and changed it into a foiled and foaming whirlpool of sullen sulks.

“And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezeelite had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.” (I Kings 21:4)

What a ridiculous picture! A king acting like a spoiled child, impotent in disappointment and ugly in petty rage. A king whining like a sick hound. A king pouting like a spoiled and sullen child. He went to bed in the middle of the day, and “turned his face to the wall,” his lips swollen with his mulish moping, his eyes full of cheap anger fire, his heart stubborn in its petty rebellion.

T

HE WICKED WIFE

“but Jezebel, his wife!”

When Ahab would “eat no bread” his servants doubtless went and told Jezebel. What she said to them we know not. What she said to Ahab we do know.

Puzzled at the news that her husband would not eat and that he had gone to bed when it was not bedtime, Jezebel sought him out in his room. She found him moaning and peevishly petulant, having refused to eat or to cheer up in the least. At first, in a voice of sweet concern, she sought the reason of his choler. In sweet and anxious concern, she asked “Why is thy spirit so sad that thou eatest no bread?” (I Kings 25:5).

And then, as the manner of women is unto this day, her hand sought his brow to see if he had “temperature” or if some other ailment other than a “sad spirit” had laid hold upon him. Then he told her, every word full of petulance and mopish peevishness as he spoke: “Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money, or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it; and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard!” (I Kings 21:6)

“Are you not the King of this country?”, she chides bitingly, her tongue sharp like a butcher’s blade. “Cannot you command and have it done?”, she scolds as a common village hog who has more noise than wisdom on her words. “Can you not seize and keep?”, she cries with reproach. “I thought you told me you were king in these parts! And here you are crying like a baby and will not eat anything because you do not have courage to take a bit of land. You! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You the King of Israel, and allow yourself to be disobeyed and defied by a common clodhopper from the country. You have been more courteous and considerate of him than you have of your queen! Shame on you! But you leave it to me, old dear! I will get the vineyard for you, and all that I require is that you ask no questions. Leave it to me, Bo!”

“And Jezebel, his wife, said unto him, dost thou not now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise and eat bread, and let thine hear be marry, I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite!” (I Kings 21:7)

Ahab knew Jezebel well enough to know assuredly that she would do what she said she would do. So he came out of his sulks, slowly, as a turtle drags itself from the slime, and asked her how she was going to do it. She tickled him under the chin or pecked him on the cheeks kissingly with lips screwed into a tight knot, and said “That’s my secret just now; just leave it to me, Honey!”

Now, let us ask who can so inspire a man to noble purposes as a noble woman? And who can so thoroughly degrade a man as a wife of unworthy tendencies? Back of the statement “And Ahab the son of Ormi did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him” (I Kings 16:30) and back of what Elijah spoke, “Thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the Lord” (I Kings 21:25) is the statement explaining both the other statements: “Whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.”

She was the polluted reservoir from which the streams of his iniquity found mighty increase. She was the poisonous pocket from which his cruel fangs fed. She was the burning pit wherein his sulphurous cruelties were born, I suppose that Ahab considered himself the master of his wife, but it was her mastery over him that stirred him up to more and mightier wickedness than his own heart was capable of executing.

Let us come to the next terrible scene in this tragedy of sin.

A Message Meaning Murder

“She wrote letters.”

Jezebel wrote letters to the elders of Jezreel. And in these letters she made definite and subtle declaration that some terrible sin had been committed in their city, for which it was needful that a fast should be proclaimed in order to avert the wrath of Heaven.

“She wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim fast, and set Naboth on high among the people, and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying Thou didst blaspheme God and the king; and then carry him out and stone him, that he may die.” (I Kings 21:8-10)

The letters being written, they must be sealed; and the sealing was done, as all those matter of letter writing and sealing were done, by rubbing ink on the seal, moistening the paper, and pressing the seal thereon. And when Jezebel had finished with her iniquitous pen, she asked Ahab for his signet ring; with that ring she affixed the royal seal. “She sealed them with Ahab’s ring!” When Ahab gave it to her, he knew it meant crime of some sort, but he asked no questions.

Moreover, Jezebel’s deeds showed that when she went down to market, as it were, she would have in his basket a nice vineyard for his husband when she returned. She said to herself” “This man Naboth has refused my honorable lord on religious grounds, and by all the gods of Baal, I will get him yet on these very same grounds.” She understood perfectly the passion of a devout Jew for a public fast; and she knew that nothing would keep Naboth away. He and every member of his household would be there.

“Proclaim a fast!” Fasting has ever been a sign of humiliation before God, of humbling one’s self in the dust before the “high and lofty One who inhabiteth eternity.” The idea in calling for a fast was clearly to declare that the community was under the anger of God on account of a grave crime committed by one of its members, which crime is the be exposed and punished. Then, too, the fast involved a cessation of work, a holiday, so that the citizens would have time to attend the public gathering.

“Set Naboth on high!” “On high” meant before the bar of justice, not in the seat of honor. “On high” meant in the seat of the accused, and not in the seat to be desired. “On high” meant that Naboth was put where every eye could watch him closely and keenly observe his bearing under the accusation. “And set two men, base fellows, before him.” How illegal she was in bringing about his death in a legal way! For the law required two witnesses in all cases where the punishment was death. “At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall he be put to death” (Deut.17:6). the witnesses required by Jezebel were men of no character, men who would take bribes and swear to any lie for gain.

“And let them bear witness against him!” in other words, put him out of the way by judicial murder, not by private assassination. “And then carry him out and stone him that he may die!”

A criminal was not to be executed within a city, as that would defile it. Thus, Christ was crucified outside the walls of Jerusalem! We see that Jezebel took it for granted that Naboth would be condemned. And so one day while Naboth worked in his vineyard the letters came down to Jezreel.

And one evening while Naboth talked at his cot-tage door with his children, the message of murder was known to the elders of the city. And that night while he slept with the wife of his bosom, the shadow of death was creeping toward him every hour. The message meaning murder was known to many but not to him until they came and told him that a fast had been pro-claimed–proclaimed because God had been offended at some crime and that his wrath must be appeased and the threatening anger turned away, and he him-self, all unconscious of any offense toward God or the king, set in the place of the accused, even “on high!”

The Fatal Feast

“They proclaimed a fast.”

And what concern that must have created in the household of Naboth–when they knew that Naboth was to be “set on high,” even in the “seat of the accused,” even “before the bar of ‘justice’!” And what excitement there was in the city. Curious throngs hurried to the fast the see him who had been accused of the crime which made necessary the appeasing of threatening wrath of an angered God.

Yes, the rulers of Jezreel, “either in dread of offending one whose revenge they knew was terrible, or eager to do a service to whom in temporal matters they were so largely indebted, or moved with envy against their own iniquity, carried out her instructions to the letter.”

They were ready and efficient tools in her hands. No doubt, she had tested their character as her “butcher boys” in the slaughter of the prophets of the Lord. (I Kings18:4,13)

Endicott, in his comment on this tragic scene, says: “The programme, which may have been a familiar one in those wicked days, was carried out exactly as planned. The charge was made, a double charge, of treason and blasphemy, and this double charge was “substantiated” by false witnesses. With a great show of zeal for God and the king a band of hired ruffians seized the ill-fated Naboth, carried him out of the city, and, using the cruel, old punishment for his alleged crime, stoned him to death!”

And then, to make sure that his heirs would not and might not lay claim to the inheritance, his sons also were stained. (II Kings 9:26) Even had this not been so, the property of executed traitors would naturally fall to the king, although no enactment to this effect is found in the law.

Jezebel had planned that, when the fast was at its height and the religious frenzy, or enthusiasm, of the Jew had been fanned to a white heat, she would have two men rise up and accuse Naboth. And they did! Vulture mouths testifying, that the eagle’s talons might hold unto death! Swine snouts grunting out complaint that the swine tusks might be strong unto fatal wounding. “And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him; and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. (I Kings 21:13)

Thus, it came the pass that in an orderly fashion, in the name of religion and in the name of the king, they stoned Naboth and his kin to death. And Naboth really fell, not by the king’s hand, but by the condemnation of his fellow citizens. Yes, the old-fashioned conservatism of Naboth was, in the judgment of many, sorely out of place in that “progressive” state of society.

No doubt, Naboth’s righteous austerity had made him extremely unpopular in many ways in “progressive Jezreel.” And since Jezebel carried out her purpose in a perfectly legal and orderly way and in a “wonderfully” democratic manner, we see a fine picture of autocracy working by democratic methods.

And when these “loyally patriotic citizens” of Jezreel had left the bodies of Naboth and his sons to be devoured by the wild dogs which prowled after nightfall in and around the city, they sent and told Queen Jezebel that her bloody orders had been bloodily and completely obeyed! “Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned and is dead.” (I Kings 21:14)

She received the news gladly, even with no attempt to hide her satisfaction. What was it to her that outside the city walls was the body of a good man whose bones the dogs would gnaw? What was it to her that, with the strength of youth still on their brows, there were the faces of his sons stone-bruised and torn by the fangs of hungry scavengers? What was it to her that God’s holy name had been profaned? What was it to her that religious had been dishonored? What did she care if justice had been outraged just so she had gotten the little plot of land close by their summer palace of ivory? What pang did it give her heart that innocent blood had been shed? Nothing!

Trippingly, as a gay dancer, she hurried in to where Ahab sat. With profuse caresses and words glib with joy she told him the “good news.” She had about her the triumphant manner of one who has accomplished successfully what others had not dared attempt. Her “tryout” in getting the vineyard was a decided “triumph.” She had “pulled the stunt.” She had been “brave” and “wise”–and because of this her husband now could arise and hie him down to the vineyard and call it his own.

“And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead!” (I Kings 21:15) And it was the plot hatched in her own mind and it was her hand, her lily white hand, her queen’s hand, that wrote the letters that made this tragic statement true.

The Visit to the Vineyard

“Ahabarose up to go down to the vineyard.”

How Jezebel must have “strutted her stuff” before Ahab when she went with tidings that the vineyard which he wanted to buy was now his for nothing! How keen must have been the sarcasm of her attitude when she made it known by word and manner that she had succeeded where he failed — and at less cost.

How gloatingly victorious were the remarks, which she made, which kept him warmly reminded that she had kept her “sacred” promise! What a lovely fabric, stained and dyed red with Naboth’s blood, she spread before him for his “comfort” from the loom of her evil machinations.

“And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth the Jezreelite, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it!” (I Kings 21:16)

Yes, Naboth, the good man who “feared the Lord,” is dead; and Ahab expresses no condemnation of this awful conspiracy, culminating in such a tragic horror. Though afraid or restrained by his conscience from committing murder himself, he had no scruple in availing himself of the results of such crime when perpetrated by another. He flattered himself that, by the splendid genius of his queen in bloody matters, he, though, having no part in the crime which did Naboth to death, he might, as well as another, “receive the benefit of his dying.”

And now Jehu and Bidcar, the royal charioteers, are called for. They are given orders to prepare the royal chariot. The gilded chariot is drawn forth. And soon, Jehu and Bidcar, furious charioteers in the service of the king, are directing the brief journey of the gilded chariot to Jezreel, just twenty miles away.

Ahab rode in something of military state. His outriders drive down with him as he goes, proudly and gratefully, to take possession of the desired vineyard, a gift of the queen to him. All the way from Samaria he congratulates himself, doubtless, that he has such a woman for a wife, so talented she was and successful in “putting things over!”

As he goes the voice of Jehu, as he restrains the fiery horses or the lash of his whip as he urges them on, attracts the attention of the grazing cattle in adjacent pastureland. The sound of clanking hoofs of cantering horses resounds in every glen by the roadway.

The gilded chariot catches the light of the sun and reflects it brightly, but he who rides therein is unmindful of the bloodstains on the ground where Naboth died. Dust clouds arise from the chariot’s wheels and wild winds blow them across the fields where the plowman or the reaper wonders who goes so swiftly along the highway. The neighing steeds announce to all that Ahab’s royal horses tire not in carrying him down from Samaria to Jezreel. And soon many know that the chariot carried the king who was going down to possess what had reverted to the crown, even the vineyard of Naboth which Naboth refused to sell to him. Would the “game” be worth the “candle?” Would Ahab learn that sin buys pleasure at the price of peace? We shall see — and that right soon!

An Alarming Appearance

“The word of the Lord came to Elijah.”

The brief journey from Samaria to Jezreel is over. The restlessly prancing and easily panting horses are brought to a stop outside the gate to the vineyard. Strong hands of ready servants hold the fiery horses by the bits; the hands of servants open the gates; the bodies of the obedient servants bow courteously as Ahab enters the vineyard. Naboth is dead, and the coveted vineyard is now Ahab’s through the “gentle scheming” of the queen of his house.

Perhaps Ahab, as he walks through the garden, sees Naboth’s footprints in the soil. Or he sees Naboth’s pruning hook among the vines. Perhaps in a corner of the vineyard is a seat where Naboth and his sons rested after the day’s toil, or a well where sparkling water for the vines in time of drought.

And even then, out yonder somewhere God is talking to Elijah, his prophet whom we introduced to you a bit ago. And this is the record: “And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it. And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD!” (I Kings 21:17-19)

And while Ahab strolls among the vines that Naboth tended, what is it that appears? Snarling wild beasts? No! Black clouds full of threatening storm? No, not that. Flaming lightning which dazzled him? No! War chariots of his ancient enemies rumbling along the road? No! An oncoming flood sweeping things before it? No, not a flood. A tornado goring the earth? No. A huge serpent threatening to encircle him and crush his bones in its deadly coils? No, not a serpent. What then? What alarmed Ahab so? Let us follow him and see.

As Ahab went walking through the rows of vines, he begins to plan how he will have that vineyard arranged by his royal gardener–how flowers will be here and vegetables yonder and herbs there. As he converses with himself, suddenly a shadow falls across his path.

Quick as a flash Ahab whirls on his heels, and there, before him, stands Elijah, prophet of the living God. Elijah’s cheeks are swarthy; his eye is keen and piercing; like coals of fire, his eyes burn with righteous indignation in their sockets; his bosom heaves; his head is held high. His only weapon is a staff; his only robe a sheepskin and a leather girdle about his loins.

To Ahab there is an eternity of agony in the few moments they stand thus, face to face, eye to eye, soul to soul! “And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?” (I Kings 21:20) His voice is hoarse, like the cry of a hunted animal. He trembles like a hunted stag before the mouths of fierce hounds. Suddenly his face goes white. His lips quiver.

And Elijah, without a tremor in his voice, his eyes burning their way into Ahab’s guilty soul, answered, “I have found thee, because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the Lord.” Then, with every word a thunderbolt, and every sentence a withering denunciation Elijah continued: “God told me to ask you this, Hast thou killed and also taken possession? Thus saith the Lord, In the place where dogs lick thy blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. Behold I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity…. And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger and made Israel to sin!”

And then, plying other words mercilessly like a terrible scourge to the cringing Ahab, Elijah said “And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel! Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.”

And with these words making Ahab to cower as one cowers and recoils from a hissing adder, Elijah went his way.

Payday Someday

Yes, the evil spoken by Elijah did come. Payday came as certainly as the night followed the day. Let us note how it came, and when.

Consider how it came to Ahab! God spoke, and God said that the king’s life was forfeited, and the lives of all that could succeed him on the throne, whatever their age. The destruction that had fallen on the preceding dynasties of Jeroboam and Baasha would fall upon Ahab’s. They were not even to have decent burial, God said. Those that died in the city the dogs should eat, God said. Those that died in the field, the buzzards should eat, God said. Queen Jezebel herself, sometime, somewhere was to be a feast for dogs, God said.

Ahab entered into league with Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah. In disguise, Ahab entered the battle against his old Syrian enemies. At Ramoth-Gilead a random arrow mortally wounded him, so that his chariot was filled with blood. (I Kings 22:34-35) And they took his body to Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armor, according unto the word of the Lord which he spake (I King 22:38) God said it–and it was done.

So did Ahaziah, Ahab’s son, and Joram meet violent deaths. We know. Now consider Jezebel, and when her payday came. We learn as we think of her death that “the stag followed by hungry hounds with open mouths is far more happy than the woman who is pursued by her sins, that the bird taken in the fowler’s net and laboring to escape is far more happy than she who has woven about herself a web of deception, that yon eagle beating against brass bars is far happier than the woman whose sin stares at her from dark rooms at midnight, and that the wild animal caught and suffering in the jaws of a steel trap is far happier than he who carries a guilty conscience in his bosom!”

“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it.” Pause. Who is Jehu? He is the one who, twenty years before the events of this chapter from which we quote, rode down with Ahab to take Naboth’s vineyard, the one who throughout those twenty years never forgot those withering words of terrible denunciation, which Elijah spoke.

And who is Jezebel? Oh! The very same one who wrote the letters and had Naboth put to death. And what is Jezreel? The place where Naboth had his vineyard and where Naboth died, his life pounded out by stones in the hands of ruffians.

“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace who slew his master?”

Pause again just here. “Had Zimri peace who slew his master?” No, “there is no peace saith my God to the wicked.” “And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? Who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses; and he trode her under foot.

And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter. And they went to bury, but they found no more than her skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the Lord, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel!” (I Kings 9:30-36)

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“This is the word of the Lord which he spake by his servant Elijah!” Yes, and from this we learn the power and certainty of God in carrying out his own retributive providence that men might know that His justice slumbereth not. Even though the mill of God grinds slowly, it grinds to powder; “and though his judgments have leaden heels, they have iron hands.”

When I see Ahab fall in his chariot and when I see the dogs eating Jezebel by the walls of Jezreel, I say, as the Scripture saith, “O, that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments; then had thy peace been like a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea!” And as I remember that the gains of ungodliness are weighted with the curse of God, I ask you, “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?” And your labor for that which satisfieth not?”

 

DUE PROCESS RIGHTS

No man of what state or condition he be, shall be put out of his lands or tenements nor taken (taken to mean arrested or deprived of liberty by the state), nor disinherited, nor put to death, without he be brought to answer by due process of law.

PEONAGE ABOLISHED

42 U.S. Code § 1994 - Peonage abolished. The holding of any person to service or labor under the system known as peonage is abolished and forever prohibited in any Territory or State of the United States; and all acts, laws, resolutions, orders, regulations, or usages of any Territory or State, which have heretofore established, maintained, or enforced, or by virtue of which any attempt shall hereafter be made to establish, maintain, or enforce, directly or indirectly, the voluntary or involuntary service or labor of any persons as peons, in liquidation of any debt or obligation, or otherwise, are declared null and void.

 

Does what sown determine what is reaped?

Will “Impeachable” Gov. Robert Bentley, “Zipper problem” Clinton and “Delusional” Obama and “Swamp drainer” Trump reap in the sunlight?

The sword of man "devours one as well as another"; but the sword of God falls on the head of the offender.

Things must be made manifest; the stream may flow for a time underground, but sooner or later it will break out. We may go on for years in a course of secret evil, in the cultivation of some unholy principle, in the indulgence of some unholy lust, in the gratification of some unholy temper or feeling, but the smoldering flame must ultimately break forth, and show us the real character of our actings. This is a truly solemnizing reflection.

We cannot hide things from God, nor cause Him to think that our wrong ways are all right. We may try to reason ourselves into such a thought; we may persuade our hearts by plausible arguments that such and such things are right, good, or lawful; but

"God is not mocked: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

 

The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended. US Constitution Article 1 Section 9.

The official who is the respondent must prove his authority to do or not do something. Failing this, the court must decide for the petitioner, who may be any person, not just an interested party. This differs from a motion in a civil process in which the movant must have standing, and bears the burden of proof.

Wells Fargo is the perfect example of the corrosive nature that describes the financial industry, the bankers. Wells Fargo’s written policy is to “not disburse original documents”. SCOTUS has declared a banking transaction to be private, not public. When courts are called upon, courts can only enforce the contract. Wells Fargo resists the private contract by moving the contract from one that is private to one that is public or property owned by everyone.

Since the original instrument of the contract has not been filed into public record, it is not subject to law that demands its surrender if full payment is made. See 18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

To satisfy habeas corpus demands to that authority to act must be identified, the banking industry has resorted to the use of counterfeits to replace originals to gain legitimacy. First it was “rob signing” that eventually resulted in a $25 billion penalty and a promise to cease such activity. Then workshops were established to provide foreclosure attorneys with a manual on how to deceive the court by saying that the original was in a case collateral file sent to the attorney. Now attorney statements are used to satisfy Habeas Corpus even since courts have determined an unsworn statement by a barred attorney is not competent evidence. Exposure of wrongdoing on the part of Wells Fargo is rare. The State of California has declared Wells Fargo to be a “Criminal Enterprise” and has ceased all business with the state and WF.

Street protests are not effective. Universal stoppage of the use of Wells Fargo and the other five major banks will be the first step in the erosion of private property. Today 46% of the nation’s assets are in the hands of the few. In 2007 the 46% was then only 9%.

Maybe the stoppage has already begun. See the article below:

Wells Fargo will close more than 400 of its branches by the end of 2018, the latest apparent fallout from the bank's fake account scandal.

The locations of the branches set for closure were not announced; Wells Fargo operates 138 banks in Alabama.

The closures were included in fourth quarter financial statements released last week. The statements showed the number of checking accounts opened at the bank in December fell 30 percent from the same period of time the previous year, after falling 44 percent in November. Applications for Wells Fargo credit cards have also dropped precipitously, falling 43 percent from December 2015 to December 2016.

The banking giant said the closures will take place nationwide.

The financial disclosures are the first reported since bank employees were caught opening millions of fake accounts in an effort to meet sales quotas. The bank recently announced it was eliminating bonuses and sales goals for retail bankers at its branches, incentives it said drove the account scandal.

Another victim of “illegal plunder” by Wells Fargo are court judges who lose their judicial immunity because of their favorable judgments to Wells Fargo, done without habeas corpus demands of record authority.

The real problem is that Wells Fargo acts as a loan originator then sells the instrument and then functions as only the loan servicer. Another problem is that the instrument is “money changed” into a counterfeit and sold as a part of many mortgages in bundles of Mortgage Backed Securities.

Plus, WF purchases an insurance policy and collects on a claim when a borrower defaults. An average of 5 times is the amount of profit Wells Fargo make for every foreclosure, even on the clear majority that are “wrongful” because of the “righteous” posture of WF. Employees of WF have declared in court that they testify only as WF representatives and not as human beings.

Assignment of mortgages are to be promptly recorded in the public record for deeds. The banking industry created a method to avoid this requirement of law saving nearly $4 billion in filing fees.

All of this happened after a Bill Clinton sponsored repeal of the Glass-Stegall Act. Now vanilla banks can also serve as Investment Banker, that is, the banks can legally gamble with their depositor’s money.

In the past banks, would have you believe that entering a bank building was like unto the entrance into a church. Not so today, the public is beginning to have their truthful voices heard. Death by the number reduction of the customer’s lists is death by natural causes. A customer should be free to select the product he purchases per the value he places on it. As for me a thief’s product has zero value.

Why is it important for WF to switch to a public venue? Public is under municipal control, which can be controlled by Wells Fargo because of its vast financial means. Also, the customer is unwittingly made a banker, an insurance agent, and a transporter in the commercial stream. Why? He is fully “informed” and is declared one who knows his actions and is alone responsible for the consequences. Unfortunately for Wells Fargo a writ of habeas corpus requires the presentation of the certificate that makes the customer one who can now act with the authority of an “expert”. We must stop the election of uninformed judges or give elected judges proper training so that the private citizen can enjoy that freemen can freely dispose of their own property. Peonage prohibition must be enforced. Would that Sheriffs were not made peons themselves?

The writers of the US Constitution knew that one simple sentence could not be suspended.

Again, the need for an authenticated instrument, the original, not a copy as in a copy of a ten dollar bill.

The official who is the respondent must prove his authority to do or not do something. Failing this, the court must decide for the petitioner, who may be any person, not just an interested party.

 

 

Arden Moe lives.

   Arden Moe was my friend. I heard of his death yesterday. I had thought that I would go to the long home first and be there to welcome him. Instead he has gone first and I look forward to his welcome.

Arden disciplined his passions. Isaiah 41:13 “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee.” With God’s help, Arden believed he could do anything. He considered not the obstacles along the path, arriving at the destination was all that mattered. Determination wore the garments of unwavering calmness and assurance with his face set to achieve.

Arden focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, he recognizes that Jesus is the Lord from heaven and is the Christ, the savior of the world. Arden believed in his heart that God, the Father raised Jesus, the son from the dead acknowledging that Jesus was without sin and as such was the Lord from Heaven. Arden believed and was immediately given life, which heretofore had not existed in the now-believer, Arden. “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” Life so generated by God makes Him the Father, and the believer, the son by adoption. One so generated is obligated in a father-son relationship as well as the social slave-master relationship. “For ye are bought with a price;” The question now is, “Will the son be a highly-esteemed son, or otherwise?” The highly-esteemed Arden with God’s help believed all thing were possible.

Love is denying oneself for the good of others. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend.” God has commanded that we love one another. Arden followed.    

     Arden practiced intimate love by the targeting of that love exclusively toward one person for bearing fruit for God. Psalm 127:3 “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Arden focused on the real, the counterfeit became even more worthless.

     Arden believed every human saved or unsaved has the freedom to chose, but does not have the freedom of altering the consequences after he has made his choice. Nothing in the physical body, be it hormones or chromosomes remove this freedom of choice, and in turn, the lack of freedom in altering the choice’s consequences.

     God permits all the first choice, but he alone makes the consequences sure and certain. One could hardly decide at a crossroads if the destination was not certain when the choice direction was taken. For example, “The wages of sin is death.” We have nothing in the body that makes us chose sin, but if we sin we die. All have sinned, therefore death is universal. What is sin but rebellion against God? One reaches the age of accountability when the doer commits an act he knows is a sin against God. Why is any act a sin? Because God said it was. God knows the consequences of every action or choice. “Fear not; I will help thee.” Choosing God to help is wise because the consequences are sure and good. (See Romans 8:28).

       Arden must have had faults, but I didn’t see them. God’s rewards at the judgment seat of Christ is given without error. Arden’s must be numerous.

       It is truly a delight to be a member of the same body with Arden, and to think both of us are joint-heirs with Christ. See you later face to face.

 

It matters not what I say. Contempt for the actions of another is not my prerogative. What one reduces to writing in describing his motions is what has driven the conclusion of the difference between what is real and what is just imagined as outlined below. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap in due time. The track record is confirmed.

The Mortgage Process We Were Taught

We are led, by all involved, to believe that we are, in fact, borrowing money from the “lender” which is then paid to the current owner of the property as compensation for them relinquishing any “claim of ownership” to the property and transferring that “claim of ownership” to us as the purchaser. 

After the “closing” everyone is all smiles and you believe you have a new home and must repay the “lender”, over a period of years, the money which you believe you have “borrowed”. 

The “borrower” is led to believe that the “Mortgage Note” that he signs is a document that binds him to make repayment of “money” that the “lender” is loaning him to purchase the property he is acquiring.

Why do we need a Deed of Trust? What exactly IS a Deed of Trust or other similar “Security Instrument”? It spells out all the details of the contract that you are signing at the “closing”, including such things as insurance requirements, preservation and maintenance and all the financial details of how, when, where and why you are going to make payments to the “lender” for years and years.

                                              The Real Mortgage Process

Unknown to almost everyone, there is something VERY different that happens with your “Mortgage Note” immediately after closing.

Your “Mortgage Note” is endorsed and deposited in the bank as a check and becomes “MONEY”.   The document that you just gave the bank with your signature on it, that you believe is a promise to pay them for money loaned to you, has just been converted to money in THEIR ACCOUNT. You just gave the “lender” the exact dollar value of what they said they just loaned you! 

You just paid for your own home with your promissory “Mortgage Note” that you gave the bank and the bank gave you what in return? NOTHING! 

For any contract to be valid there must be consideration given by both parties. But don’t they tell you that you must now pay back the “Loan” that they have made to you? 

Is there disclosure to the “borrower” to the effect that the “lender” is not really loaning any of their money to the “borrower” and therefore is taking no risk whatsoever in the transaction?

 [It is not] disclosed to the “borrower” that per FEDERAL LAW, banks are not allowed to loan credit and are also not allowed to loan their own or their depositor’s money. 

Why is it that when you tender your “Note” at the closing that they don’t tell you that your home is paid for right on the spot? 

We have already found out that the “Note” doesn’t go into the vault for safe keeping but instead is deposited into an account at the bank and becomes money. 

Your “Mortgage Note” is then used to access your Treasury Account (that you know nothing about) and get credit in the amount of your “Mortgage Note” from your “Prepaid Treasury Account”.

They then turn around and bundle the “Note” and sell it to investors on Wall Street and get paid again! 

The “Deed of Trust” or similar “Security Instrument” after you have signed it. You may be quite surprised to know that not only does it not go into “safekeeping” it is immediately SOLD as an INVESTMENT SECURITY.

What happens is the “Deed of Trust” or other similar “Security Instrument” is bundled and SOLD to a buyer and the BANK GETS PAID FOR THE VALUE OF THE MORTGAGE AGAIN!! 

[It is fraud to photocopy obligations and securities for the intent to defraud.]

[But what they are doing is selling several "originals" of your signed documents fraudulently.]

Could this be the reason that MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems) was formed in the 1990’s to supposedly “transfer ownership of a mortgage” without having to have the “original documents” that would be required to be presented to the various county recorders? Could it be they KNEW THEY WOULDN’T HAVE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR RECORDING and had to devise a system to get around that requirement? 

[Perhaps MERS was created to conceal the fraud.  This might explain the sudden loss of original signed documents]

Fraud

 “Party having superior knowledge who takes advantage of another's ignorance of the law to deceive him by studied concealment or misrepresentation can be held responsible for that conduct.”  Source:  Supply, Inc. v. Abilene Nat. Bank, 726 S.W.2d 537, 1987 

It is well established law that Fraud makes void any contract that arises from it.

To foreclose they must have BOTH the “Mortgage Note” and “Deed of Trust” or other similar “Security Instrument” ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS in their possession at the time the foreclosure action is initiated. 

They have, instead, submitted a COUNTERFEIT SECURITY to the Court as their “proof of claim” to attempt to unjustly enrich themselves through a blatantly fraudulent foreclosure action. 

Could it be that this whole entire process could be “studied concealment or misrepresentation?

                                                      Conclusion

We don't owe the banks; the banks owe millions of dollars to each of us.

The banker's manual contains more positions than the number of the sands of the sea. 

The problem is that we are the unwitting victims.

 [Currently, 140 countries have joined together to end the central banks stranglehold on us.  We are now in an unseen global war for humanity's freedom.] Glass-Steagall was repealed in 1999 by Bill Clinton. Donald Trump promised to restore it in 2016. A start.

THE END

 

 

The Perfected Fraud, A National Disgrace

Solution to a problem begins by identifying the problem.

Can and Will Trump solve the problem?

“Eating out the substance of the people” continues. (Declaration of Independence)

            A group of large Banking Corporations have acquired money indirectly from the Investors to create Mortgage Loans by using Homeowner’s identities from the Homeowner’s Promissory Notes (without consent from the Homeowners) to create (Unregistered and Unregulated) Certificates and Bonds and indirectly sold the Certificates and Bonds to unnamed Investors for the money acquired above.

            These large Banking Corporations have placed default insurance (100 cents on the dollar) on each Note and designed the loans to fail for the sole purpose to collect immediate insurance claim (payment) on the Notes. These large Banking Corporations received the insurance funds from the AIG Bailout on the Notes that defaulted and were not obligated to give those funds to the Investors, because the Investors invested in the Certificates and Bonds (not the Notes), thus the Investors are filing suit against these large Banking Corporations because the Corporations are not giving them a return. Also the Corporations did not credit the Homeowner’s accounts, with intent to acquire Homeowner’s properties to sell for an undeserved profit.

            The large Banking Corporations kept the money coming in from the Homeowners’ monthly installments and kept the money that came in from the AIG Bailout. They also kept the Money from the “Make Home Affordable Plan” because they do not hold the Notes. Make Home Affordable Plan is a refinance program, the old Notes have to be returned to the Homeowner when the new Notes pay off the old Notes. If the Corporations do not hold the old Notes, they cannot give a Home loan modification. Which begs the question; was it lawful for them to receive the funds from “Make Home Affordable Plan” in the 1st place? Which of course begs another question; what did they do with these funds?

            Will these large Banking Corporations return to the taxpayer again seeking another Insurance Company Bailout to pay the Investors on the (Unregistered and Unregulated) Certificates and Bonds? Which begs the question; will the Investors get paid this time around? However, did these Investors know about the scheme at the beginning and wish to keep anonymous? Since these Certificates and Bonds were not Registered and not Regulated, should the (unnamed) Investors be given any respect?

            Only two more Parties need to be involved to make this Ponzi Scheme complete;

1) a Court ruling in favor of the Scheme (without forcing the Corporations to prove to be the Holder In Due Course) and

2) a Sheriff’s department to enforce it. Once the property is sold and the Homeowners walk away, the fraud is covered up. OR is it?

     “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Federic Bastiat 1850

 

 

CONFLICT: UNSECURED CHECK WHEN SEPARATED FROM

THE MORTGAGE

The borrower couple’s “lender” wished to purchase a promissory note for resale, but wished to mislead the borrowers into thinking that they have received a mortgage loan with the real property to be purchased to become security for the mortgage loan in the event that the borrower defaults.

The “lender”, before the assignment transfer to a buyer investor, the actual lender, wishes to keep its dealings with the promissory note a secret, the usual legal term is fraudulent concealment. Why? Once the promissory note and mortgage is executed and delivered to “loan originator” it can be made into an electronic file after it has been scanned and then, to avoid duplication, the original can be shredded. The promissory note in electronic form can be delivered to buyer after buyer who actually came forward with funds to purchase the promissory note.

Freddie Mac’s procedural manual required physical delivery of the note and mortgage complete with the original signor signatures.  The promissory note sold to Freddie Mac is stamped “WITHOUT RECOURSE PAY TO THE ORDER OF________________” and signed by a corporate official. The promissory note has been changed into a check separated from the mortgage and distributed into commercial trade. No mortgage loan has ever been made, which establishes that false instruments were filed. The “loan originator” is no longer the holder in due course and cannot foreclose with just a check.

Please note that to collect on a check which has no attached “power of sale” for specific property must publish four successive weeks of legal notice in a local newspaper. See Ala. Code § 35-10-3. What bank was the check drawn?

Again, when the “lender” defaults by refusing prepayment in full, re-conveyance is made without publishing notice. The lender cannot refuse payment in full.

Since the borrowers were made to believe that they were making a mortgage loan, they were not asked for consent that the promissory note be transformed into a check for distribution into commercial trade. Therefore, the check is circulated without consent. A false instrument is a “document”, a photocopy bearing no original negotiable instrument signature granting consent.

How the determination is made as to the “lender's” treatment of the promissory note is simple. Once sold a promissory note is not required to be returned to the borrower after the promissory note has been made into a check and put into commercial trade. A promissory note secured by a mortgage must be returned to the borrower if full payment is made. The return of the promissory note defines its being a check or a mortgage.

Central to the understanding of this conflict of intentions between the “borrower” and the “lender” is knowing that the signature on a piece of paper is the property of the signer and is of great value. The signature on a piece of paper constituting a promissory note, the instrument, which becomes tangible property and cannot be destroyed by anyone other than the signer. The signer can destroy the note once it has been paid in full.

The “loan Originator” destroyed the note after it was scanned and transferred to a silent buyer, identified as the investor, and before the false instrument paraded as a mortgage was filed in the courthouse records. No subsequent assignments are on record as checks require no recordation. Having been separated from the mortgage with no recorded assignment, the note is null and void making the mortgage unenforceable.

§ 7-3-305c implies that an investor having bought a check that is separated from the mortgage (a mortgage must be assigned and recorded), is without rights of a holder-in-due-course that is connected with a mortgage. Separation of the note and mortgage renders the note and mortgage null and void. Only the one entitled to the money secured is entitled to foreclose or the ownership of the debt. The holder in due course by assignment or the holder or bearer of the note at the time of foreclosure can foreclose. Ownership of the mortgage does not pass though indorsed in blank. Property cannot be transferred when the foreclosure deed is invalid because of lack of authority to foreclose.  The assignment by an agent to a mortgage cannot be valid other than by possession from delivery of the instrument which consents to “power of sale”.

The couple first learns that something is amiss when a refinance to lower the interest rate is denied. A refinance notes and mortgage made to satisfy the first note and mortgage, would require that the first mortgage, when paid, be returned to the borrower. This cannot be done because the original has been shredded after made into electronic file. An electronic file cannot be stamped paid in full. The separated mortgage on file at the courthouse is a false instrument.

 

Should the couple elect to sell the homestead, no title can be conveyed because the electronic file and the false instrument recorded at the courthouse places a “cloud” over the title. Any potential purchaser requires clear title to the property purchased.

When the borrower wishes to make a prepayment that would result in the surrender of the instrument by the lender if full payment is made. The lender can only refuse to accept prepayment because there is no legitimate evidence of debt.

 

Once the payment in full is refused, a simulated foreclosure allows the lender to cover his fraud by taking possession of the homestead. When the couple refuses to abandon the property to the lender, the lender then seeks a judge’s order for eviction carried out by the sheriff.

 

Now the lender has shown himself to be above the law and secured law enforcement to beckon to his command. An IRS 1099A form is filed that identifies the true lender who then places the electronic file as an asset in an off the books accounting to be used in the Wall Street casino.

In summary, the “loan originator” lender sold its interest to several investors, but had failed to record the assignment of the transfer on public record. The “loan originator” lender used the separated mortgage on file with the County Probate Office as authority to foreclose claiming the check as a valid loan and lien. Publication was made for three consecutive weeks wanting all to believe that the false instruments were a mortgage loan, not a check.

No mention is ever made of the “loan originator’s” improper refusal of prepayment. After all, the financial industry states that they only foreclosed on those who do not deserve to remain in their homes.

Law enforcement presence at a non-judicial foreclosure auction is a state action eliminating a non-judicial foreclosure.

A judge is needed to deny trial by jury and to keep secret the determination of the true lender, the true holder-in-due-course, and the determination of the validity after the separation of the note from the mortgage, or if the mortgage is dead. These are but a few of the issues at controversy-- creditor default by improperly refusing payment, Slander of Title, and Default Judgment.

It is time for the voter to speak. Jesus cast out all of the money changers.   The peons may do the same. Can you feel the anger?

True Bondage Relief

Every adult on earth is either “in Adam” or “in Christ.” The first man leads to eternal death; the second man leads to eternal life.

“Ye be born again.” The New Birth is accomplished by the word of God ( 1 Peter 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.) and carried out by the Holy Spirit (John 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”) The part of man that is “born again” is his spirit, not his soul (Ephesians 2: 1-9 “ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”)

Merely “believing in Christ” does nothing for the sinner. The Devil believes every word written in the bible and is not “reconciled.” The fact that God charged the world’s sins and those trespasses were paid in full at Calvary doesn’t do anything for you (or anyone else) if you do not personally take Jesus Christ as your “payment” ( John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”) Until then, your sins are still charged to you.

Romans 5:12-19King James Version (KJV)

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

 

The greatest enemy of mankind is not standing armies, nuclear warheads or wild beasts. The greatest enemy is bacteria or viruses.

Stonewall Jackson lost an arm from a gunshot wound. He lost his life from pneumonia, bacteria.

One third of Europe lost their lives in the thirteen hundreds from the bubonic plague.

Four million Aztecs died, in short order, having been introduced to smallpox, which was brought from Europe by an explorer.

After WWI, twenty million lost their lives to the flu.

Life is in the blood. One dies of a blood disease, the lack of blood to his brain, when his head is removed.

War is fought daily in the body by the white blood cells by eliminating bacteria from the blood so that one can stay alive.

Occasionally, bacteria invade the body and the white blood cells do not know the bacteria’s name, rank and serial number and completely without a prepared defense. The bacteria then get the advantage because of the time gap.

Antibiotics are brought in from the outside to counterattack and destroy the bacteria.

After a while the white blood cells become wise white blood cells knowing the name, rank and serial number of the bacteria and develop weapons for the bacteria’s destruction.

 1 Timothy 5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

 As a nation, USA, Politicians allow bacterial disease and deadly drugs to infiltrate our borders killing thousands daily. What should we call such leadership that turns their back on our defense? Overdose alone from illegal drugs kill daily 286 in just one state. Various disease we thought to be eliminated are again rising to kill us, diseases brought in by foreign migrants. What a shame.

 In the distance, do we not hear the balance Calvary coming to the border battle-line for to rescue?

Will we hear their trump loud and clear on November 8? Treason is what the bacteria inside the body is guilty of, holding in contempt the body it is out to kill. Remove the yellow string, which is man’s replacement of the spine. Advance forward.

2 Samuel 2:10, “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.”

 

 

All Mortgage Customers of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, the Criminal Enterprise, are made Peons, some thirty million people. “Too big to fail” gives them the pass from jail.

Once the mortgage fraud is out front and known, it becomes apparent that the homeowner will never own his home property with a legal and unbroken chain of title, the homeowner then will realize that he was and will always be a tenant on his property making payments that will never purchase the home property, then he knows he is an involuntary indentured servant.

42 U.S. Code § 1994 - Peonage abolished

 The holding of any person to service or labor under the system known as peonage is abolished and forever prohibited in any Territory or State of the United States; and all acts, laws, resolutions, orders, regulations, or usages of any Territory or State, which have heretofore established, maintained, or enforced, or by virtue of which any attempt shall hereafter be made to establish, maintain, or enforce, directly or indirectly, the voluntary or involuntary service or labor of any persons as peons, in liquidation of any debt or obligation, or otherwise, are declared null and void.

This is some information I have came across while researching my condition. I hope you find it helpful. 

Clayton

 

Dietary information for those who live with high blood sugar

Due to the recent home invasion on Steven Fairy Road, we recognize the need for the citizens of Geneva County to organize a neighborhood watch program. The attatched link will take you to a PDF file that can be read or printed. We hope this information is helpful to the community.

 

Starting a neighborhood watch program.

 



Mary Ida Register Elliot

Mary Ida Register Elliot of Geneva passed away at a Dothan Hopsital on Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was 86.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 26, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating and Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. Memorial donations may be made to Westside United Methodist Church, 1000 W. Maple Ave., Geneva, AL. 36340, or to Bay Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1721 S. Bay Springs Rd. , Dothan, AL. 36305.

Mrs. Elliot was born in Geneva County on March 11, 1930, to the late Sidney Curtis and Carrie Loe Register. She was preceded in death by husband, William Harvey Elliot; two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Carey and husband Terry, of Dothan; grandson, Elliot Carey of Birmingham; and numberous nieces and nephews.




Joe Junior 'Brother Joe' Putnam

Mr. Joe Junior "Brother Joe" Putnam of Hartford passed away Thursday, March24, 2016 at his residence. He was 86.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 26, at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Hartford with Pastor Greg Wilmore officiating and Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eliza Horton Putnam; one great-grand daughter, Brittany Stiver; two brothers; three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Ada Putnam of Hartford; four daughters; Elaine Dunn of Destin, FL.; Debra Stiver and husband Richard of Hartford; Joan Chappell and husband Bengie of Hartford; Diana Putnam of Maumee, OH.; Micheal Putnam and wife Cherri of Bonifay, FL.; Kevin Putnam of Prattville, MI.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many extended family and friends. 

The family would like to say a special thank you to Gentiva Hospice for their love and care.

 

 

 

James L. Braswell

James L. "Jim" Braswell, 92, of Tampa, FL., passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 in Asheville, NC.

Memorial Services were held at El Bethel Baptist Church, Tampa. Memorial donations may be made to El Bethel Baptist Church,Youth Building Fund, 6611 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL. 33610.

He was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Eunola to J. Yarbrough and Rosa Curry Braswell.

Jim grew up on a farm in Geneva. He was a 1943 graduate of Geneva High School.

He served honorably in WWII, and proudly served as a deacon at El Bethel Baptist Church for 20 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Yarbrough Braswell, Rosa Curry Braswell, and Lula Howell Braswell; Siblings: Huston Braswell, Charles "Boe" Braswell, Betty Jo Kirkland; and brothers-in-law A.L. "Pete" Paige and Holland Vaughan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou; his son, Gary Halcomb and wife Mary; two daughters, Linda Proch and Husband John; and Debbie Giddens and husband David; three sisters: Neida Gentry and husband Gene of Cummings, GA.; Rosa Paige of Clarkston, GA.; and Dorothey Vaughan of Jacksonville, FL.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



Mr. Wilmer Oyd "Pockets" Helms


Mr. Wilmer Oyd "Pockets" Helms of Samson, AL. passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He was 67.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until service time.

Mr. Wilmer was born in Opp, AL. on October 18, 1948 to the late Oyd and Dovie Helms. Mr. Helms was of the Assembly of God faith. He was an avid wrestling fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Helms; mother-in-law, Ruby Lee Dougan.

He is survived by five daughters, Teresa Bryant (Pete) of Samson, AL., Kimberly Fellers (Jay) of Samson, AL., Brenda Sanders (Robert) of Huntsville, GA., Glenda Helms of Bonifay, FL. and Beverly Haley (Brian) of Jack, AL.; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.



Carolyn Amelia Thurston Stephens


Carolyn Amelia Thurston Stephens of Samson, AL. passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Wiregrass Medical Center. She was 73.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Liberty Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Dodson and Rev. Dell Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted.

Mrs. Stephens was born in Geneva County, AL. on November 23, 1942 to the late Jessie Derius and Renci Veda Aycock Thurston. Carolyn loved to fish, working in her flower beds, and crocheting. She also enjoyed picking peas and butterbeans. She attended the Living Water Family Worship Center.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Eldon D. Myers, and James Stephens; one daughter, Nancy Teresa Myers, and one infant granddaughter, Amber Marie Myers.

She is survived by six children, Donnie Ray Stephens of Columbus, GA., Linday Faye Myers of Andalusia, AL., Richard Earl Myers of Samson, AL., Jessie Lynn Myers (Patty) of Geneva, AL., Cathy Renae Stephens (Jay Kelley) of Samson, AL., and Timmy Edward Stephens (Demesha) of Asbury Community, AL.; three sisters, Pauline Rhodes, Catherine Thames, and Patricia Floyd (Dell) all of Samson, AL.; one brother, John Thurston (Jeanette) of Samson, AL.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will gather at the home of her sister, Patricia Floyd: 901 Stephens Ferry Road, Samson, AL. 36477. 



Lillie (Doll) Bynum


Lillie (Doll) Bynum of Geneva passed awayon Thursday, March 17, 2016. She was 87.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21, at the First Baptist Church of Geneva with the Rev. Scott Crooms officiating. Mrs. Bynum's nephew, Rex Bynum, delivered the Eulogy. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing.

Mrs. Bynum was born in Coffee County on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928, to the late Oscar and Lelia Stokes Austin. She was a long time member at the First Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for more than 50 years. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church Nursery Fund, PO Box 579, Geneva, AL. 36340.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Jackson (Pa Jack) Bynum; two sisters, Dot Bryant and Essie Bryant; and her brother, William R. Austin. She is survived by her son, Steve Bynum (Gail); daughter, Patricia Lindsey (Frankie); three grandchildren, Stevie Bynum (Christi), Brad Bynum (Jenny), all of Geneva, and Chad Lindsey (Tobi) of Panama City Beach, FL.; six great-grandchildren, Austin Lindsey of Panama City Beach, FL. Garrett Bynum, Jackson Bynum, Brook Bynum, Brody Bynum, Tabitha Lindsey Precise (Jonathan); two great-great-grandchildren, Ryder and Annie Precise, all of Geneva; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Clyde Driggers Justice

Clyde Driggers Justice of Geneva, AL. passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was 96.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Maple Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Shirah officiating. Burial will follow in the Pondtown United Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Maple Avenue Baptist Church: 1009 West Maple Avenue., Geneva, AL. 36340. 

Mrs. Clyde was born September 02, 1919 to the late Button D. and Dorendia Yohn Driggers. Mrs. Justice was a lifelong member of Maple Avenue Baptist Church where she was a faithful and devoted member. She retired from Van Heusen after 35 years of dedicated service. She also enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, and ironing.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Homer Morris Justice; two brothers, Malcolm and Malvin B. "Buck" Driggers; two sisters, Mirtie Wooten and Flora Martin.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Morris Justice (Carol Sue) of Auburn, AL. and Roger Dale Justice (Jackie) of Opelika, AL. one sister, Lillian Nolen of Geneva, AL. six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.



Mrs. Mary Castello

Mrs. Mary Castello went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 13, 2016. She was 87.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, in the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Locke officiating. Burial followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetary, 1160 Zorn Lane, Westville, FL. 32464, with Warren Holloway Ward Funernal Home directing. The family received friends at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continued until service time.

Mrs. Castello was born February 12, 1929 in Samson, AL. to the late Bud and Mary Esther Parker Jones. Mary graduated from Ponce de Leon High School and from Florida State University Class of 1951 with a Bachellor of Science degree om Human Sciences.

Mary worked as a county extension agent in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Holmes Counties of Florida. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl.

Survivors include: Four sons Allen, Earl Jr., Mike and Chris Castello two sisters: Burnis and Caroline. 



Ms. Peggy Rue Seaborn Butler

Ms. Peggy Rue Seaborn Butler of Kinston, Alabama went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 9, 2016.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016, in New Brockton with Rev. James Hataway and Rev. Nathan Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the New Brockton City Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continue until service time.

Ms. Butler was born May 21, 1935, in Georgetown, Georgia to the late John and Ruby Mae Russell Seaborn. She worked for civil service at Ft. Rucker and retired with more than 20 years of service. For six years, she served as City Clerk for the city of New Brockton. Ms. Butler was an accomplished pianist, teaching piano and voice for a number of years. She was a people person and enjoyed entertaining; a true military wife. She was a pround cancer survivor and a faithful member of the Ma Chis Tribe.

Survivors include two daughters: Alice Rue Butler Carroll of Hayden, AL. and Melissa Lyn Butler Watson Wright and her devoted son-in-law James Wright of Kinston; five grandchildren: Carolyn Rue Watson of Kinston, Taylor Clay Carroll of Samson, Johnathon Seaborn Watson, Alicen Alman Wright and Carlie Dallas Wright all of Kinston; other extended family and friends.

 

 

Ms. Barbara Jean Poon

Ms. Barbara Jean Poon, age 51, a resident of Samson passed Feb. 8, 2016. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 From St. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Geneva with the Rev. C. A. Hammond, Jr., presiding.

Burial followed at Samson City Cemetary.

Barbara Jean Poon was born in Geneva County on Sept. 1, 1964 to the union of the late Willie James Poon, Sr. and Dorothy J Baldwin-Poon of Samson.

Barbara was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church until she moved to Birmingham. She attended Samson High School where she excelled in her academic courses.

She was a member of the FBLA, a junior and senior high Cheerleader, a member of the high Honor Society, and a member if the Samson Marching Band.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving mother Dorothy Poon of Samson; her siblings: Rhonda Barnette of N. C.; Willie James Poon, Jr. of Suffolk, VA.; Kesha L. Poon of Samson; Christy Poon-Atkins (Calvin) of Brandon, MS. and Jenette K. Poon of Duluth, GA.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

 

Mrs. Laura Helen Dillard

Mrs Laura Helen Dillard of Geneva passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. She was 89.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Gene Hauser officiating.

A private burial followed in the Pondtown Unithed Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pondtown United Methodist Church Cemetary Fund, 663 Pondtown Rd., Hartford, AL., 36344 or to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 311708 Enterprise, AL., 36301.

Mrs. Dillard was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Geneva County, to the late Foy and Gladys B. Kelley Shirley. For several years she was manager of Bill's Dollar Store in Geneva. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, her husband, R. V. Dillard, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Dillard; one son, Mike Dillard and wife Ann all of Geneva; and her wonderful neighbors at Briarcliff.

The Family would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Sherry Tyrues, Shirley Rowell, Ann McClenny, Tina Brooks, Nancy Holder, Diane Mock, and Sharon Morrow, Dr. David Arnold and staff, Gentiva Hospice and Home Health, as well as the OT, PT, and nursing department. Mrs. Helen could not praise Gentiva Hospice and Home Health enough for their kindness and special care that she received during her illness.

 

 

John (Johnny) A. Hughes, Jr.

Mr. John (Johnny) A. Hughes, Jr., age 87 died Thursday, Feb, 18, 2016 at his home in Hartford.

Funeral services held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Hartford First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jean Spikes and the Rev. John Wesley Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the City of Hartford Cemetary with Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers were Joe Shehee, Charles Whittle, Anderson Fulford, Robert Earl Payne, Jimmy Miller and Jimmy Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers were Directors, Officers and employees of the First National Bank of Hartford.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 S. 3rd Ave., Hartford, AL., 36344.

Johnny graduated from Geneva County High School in 1947 and attended Auburn University.

He was employed with the First National Bank of Hartford in 1953, has served as a Director of the bank since 1958: as Assistant Cashier from 1958 until 1962; as Vice President from 1963 until 1967; as President from 1968 until 1984; as Chief Executive Officer from 1984 until 2004 and as Chairman of the Board from 1984 until 2013.

During his association with the First National Bank of Hartford, the bank grew tremendously, due in large part to his leadership, direction, and foresight. Mr. Hughes was the Chairman of the First Hartford Bancshare, Inc. at the time of his death.

Johnny was the Mayor of the City of Hartford for 25 years. In recognition of his distinguished service to the community, the Johnnny Hughes Community Center was named in his honor. He served his country in the Alabama National Gaurd for 18 years obtaining the rank of Captain, and was the Company Commander when the Hartford Unit was mobolized during the Berlin crisis and also active duty during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Hughes was a former member of the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, the Hartford Planning Commission, the Geneva Gas District, the Hartford Lion's Club and the Geneva County High School Athletic Club. He was an active member of the Hartford First United Methodist Church, and had served on it's Administrative Board.

Johnny received a Resolution commending him for his distinguished service to the City of Hartford from the Senate of the State of Alabama, and was honored at the Geneva County Farm City Week 2014 with the Geneva County Robert Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Hughes, Sr., and Lovie Dell Childs Hughes; a brother and sister-in-law, Jessie E. Gene Hughes and Betty Rhodes Hughes; a sister-in-law, Janet Jones Hughes; a nephew, Brantley Brooks Murdock.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Opal Whittle Hughes; brother, Bill C. Hughes and Joyce Hughes of Hartford; brother H. J. (Jack) Hughes of Hartford; step-duaghter, Debbie Shehee of Bellwood; step-son, and step-duaghter-in-law, Joe and Wendy Shehee of Hartford; step-grand-daughters, Brittany Shehee and Lacey Shehee of Hartford; sister-in-law, Hazel Jones of Hartford; brother-in-law, Charles and Jonella Whittle of Orlando, FL.; niece, Amy Hughes Bromberg and John Bromberg of Birmingham; niece Susan K. Hughes of Hartford; nephew John Jackson (J.J.) and Tammy Hughes; great-niece and great-nephew, Alexadria Leigh Hughes and John Jackson Hughes, III of Hartford; niece, Virginia Dell Hughes Murdock; great-nephews, Jesse and Parker Murdock of Prattville; and niece, Leslie Ann Hughes of Portland, OR. 

Johnny was an avid golfer who enjoyed six holes in one but was more proud of his "double eagle."

Johnny was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

 

Bruce Fulford

Mr. Bruce Fulford of Hartford passed away tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:38 am while being cared for at home. He was 77.

Funeral services were held Saturday Feb. 20, in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Troy West and Rev. Scott Fulford officiating. Burial followed in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing.

Memorial conributions may be made to the Wiregrass Children's Home.

Mr. Fulford was born May 12, 1938, in Geneva County, to the late Hershel Edward and Willie Dell Benefield Fulford. He enjoyed the outdoors working around his home and farming. He loved helping his friends and neighbors.

He enjoyed watching college football, golfing, spending time with his family, working on special projects with friends, and watching other people fish. Bruce will be remembered for having a very strong work ethic.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Danny Fulford, preceded him in death.

Survivors include on son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kathy Fulford of Hartford; one grandson, Brandon Fulford of Ewards MS.; one sister, Willa Parrish (Louie) of Sparta TN.; other extended family and friends.

The Family would like to acknowledge a very dear friend and say a special thank you to Jackie Mahan for her loving care during his illness and also to Southern Care Hospice.

 

 

Jeffery J. Morgan

Mr. Jeffery J. Morgan passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. He was 34.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Feb, 20, in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva with the Rev. Chuck Grantham officiating. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Primitive
Baptist Church Cemetary with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing.

Jeff was born Aug. 17, 1981, to the late Jessie Morgan and Velma Lou Ballard Brackin. He was employed by Reliable-Ruskin for 15 years. Jeff enjoyed watching football and racing. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lisa Charlene; and a brother, Randy Brackin.

He is survived by two brothers; Richy Brackin (Linda) and Danny Ray Brackin; three sisters; Gail Williams (Danny Paul) all of Chancellor, Susan Williams (Rusty) of Westville, FL. and Amy Brasuell (Gary) of Coffee Springs; nieces and nephews, Brandon and Lee Williams, Todd, Nick, and Brandy Killingsworth, Zach Brasuell and wife, Brandy of Coffee Springs; and many friends.  

 

 

 

 

 

If you were listening to the Morning show this morning you heard a caller with some suggestions about the show. Her main concern was that there isn't enough local news during the show. Also saying that she didn't care about the Presidential race and what those involved are doing, saying she gets enough of that on the television. She also mentioned that my predesessor did much more local news. These concerns and the input of my listeners are greatly appreciated. This caller, whom did not identify herself, also said people would call and tell my predessor what was going on or drop off announcements and other information in the door box here at the station. The number is the same as it was before I got here, and we have not moved the radio station. Is it any fault of mine that no one still does this?

There are many more things involved with doing a radio show than one might think, it isn't easy. People don't realize that there is no staff here, I do it all by myself with little to no help. I, as you can see if you are reading this, do the best I can to learn how to do this and do it effectively. I update this website, I am learning the automated system that keeps programming playing while no one is here, I broadcast baseball and football for the Geneva Panthers, I sell all advertising, I write, record, edit and produce all of the commercials that play during my show, I am learning video editing software so we will be able to create video commercials for this website, and I have done this without a real paycheck since October. So, I have continued to do this show without pay for the people of Geneva. 

Another listener came to my defense saying "everyone knows what to do with the bull, except the fella who has it by the tail". That statement was a mouthful. My listeners don't know what goes on behind the scenes. I have to keep all of these machines working, sometimes having absolutley no idea about said machine beforehand. So, what do I do? I have to teach myself how to keep these machines running. I download operating manuals for these machines and electronic devices that bring you, the listener, my show and what plays while I am not here at the station.

Currently, I have not been able to get around town due to our streaming not running at the moment. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what is wrong and fix it so that my show and all others can stream over the internet. 

Again, I appreciate any input or criticism from my listeners, but please understand that I was a carpenter for 16 years before I started this venture. I am doing the best that I can and am learning all that I can to make this show the best it can be. I am hard at work with this and still trying to keep my listeners happy. 

Thank you for reading and God bless.

Sincerely, 

Clayton Flick

It's that time of year again... a time to be thankful for our many blessings and to help others around us.  We at Geneva County Department of Human Resources would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and in years past.

Currently the Geneva County Department of Human Resources provides protective services for 75 children and at risk adults. These services range in spectrum from basic counseling to full foster care placement. Although, State funds do help with providing the most basic of care to these at risk children and adults, there are no State allocated funds to provide holiday gifts.

In an effort to assist with providing clothing and gifts at Chistmas for these individuals, our office has begun its annual Christmas Project is which funds and gifts will be collected. We realize that a lot of people want to help with this worthwhile project, but many people feel as if they cannot take on the huge task of solely providing for a child or adult at Christmas. Therefore, this year we are changing how a child or elderly adult is sponsored for Christmas gifts. Instead of seeking sponsors to purchase for a child or adult, we are simply asking for tax deductible monetary donations of any size. The money will be combined and collectively used to provide for each child and adult that DHR is providing care. If you would like further information, please contact our office at 334-684-5823 (Kelli Nichols) or 334-684-5834 (Kim Morris) 

Gilstrap Drugs has moved to 1008 W Maple Ave. right across from Maple Ave Baptist Church.

“Clean every whit”
How can such a being ever stand, without an emotion of fear, in the full blaze of the throne of God? How can he stand within the holiest? How can he stand on the sea of glass? How can he enter in by the pearly gates and tread the golden streets? The reply to these inquiries unfolds the amazing depths of redeeming love and the eternal efficacy of the blood of the Lamb. Deep as is man's ruin, the love of God is deeper still. Black as is his guilt, the blood of Jesus can wash it all away. Wide as is the chasm separating man from God, the cross has bridged it. God has come down to the very lowest point of the sinner's condition, in order that He might lift him up into a position of infinite favor, in eternal association with His own Son. Well may we exclaim, "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3: l) Nothing could fathom man's ruin but God's love, and nothing could equal man's guilt but the blood of Christ. But now the very depth of the ruin only magnifies the love that has fathomed it, and the intensity of the guilt only celebrates the efficacy of the blood that can cleanse it. The very vilest sinner who believes in Jesus can rejoice in the assurance that God sees him and pronounces him "clean every whit."

“Clean every whit”
How can such a being ever stand, without an emotion of fear, in the full blaze of the throne of God? How can he stand within the holiest? How can he stand on the sea of glass? How can he enter in by the pearly gates and tread the golden streets? The reply to these inquiries unfolds the amazing depths of redeeming love and the eternal efficacy of the blood of the Lamb. Deep as is man's ruin, the love of God is deeper still. Black as is his guilt, the blood of Jesus can wash it all away. Wide as is the chasm separating man from God, the cross has bridged it. God has come down to the very lowest point of the sinner's condition, in order that He might lift him up into a position of infinite favor, in eternal association with His own Son. Well may we exclaim, "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3: l) Nothing could fathom man's ruin but God's love, and nothing could equal man's guilt but the blood of Christ. But now the very depth of the ruin only magnifies the love that has fathomed it, and the intensity of the guilt only celebrates the efficacy of the blood that can cleanse it. The very vilest sinner who believes in Jesus can rejoice in the assurance that God sees him and pronounces him "clean every whit."

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Slavery was prohibited by most nations prior to our 1861 civil war. Technology had made slavery too expensive. The cotton gin was more competitive.

Slavery can be explained as a means to gather fruit from a plant owned by a master. The plant must be cultivated, weeded, and shielded from pests in order for the maximum production of fruit. Applying these measures, especially the picking and care of the fruit, can be expensive. Slavery involved the purchase of the slave plus maintaining slave productivity. The slave, land, plant and the fruit belonged to the master. All the slave received was housing and health care and hopefully benevolent respect.

Machinery was most productive thus more competitive than the institution of slavery. An old system of controlling productive laborers was proposed. Peonage was the answer. The master still owned the land and the plant. The laborer must be convinced that the land and the plant could be his as a reward for exceptional consistent fruit production. The peon who thought that he might eventually be an owner worked hard in the cultivation, weeding, and pest extermination in order to maximize fruit production owned by the master but the peon being subject to a share in the reward. In essence, peonage was the payment of a debt through forced labor where the expense of labor was born by the laborer who grew and picked the fruit.

Peonage was prohibited after the civil war. Sharecropping sounded like consent.

Peonage was re-introduced after the 1999 repeal of the Glass-Steagall act. The Kansas State Supreme Court identified over 60 million peons today who are paying monthly amounts as renters. The peon is led to believe that he is not a peon, but instead a potential owner of the home with ownership to be transferred to him after the final mortgage payment is made. The peon renter, thinking that he is a potential owner, embraces readily the payment of all taxes, insurance, and cost of maintenance. A mortgage loan is never made to the peon, but he is supposed to pay as if there were one. In reality the bank bought a worthless transformed check. The peon unknowingly sold himself to the purchaser of his signature on a promissory note that the lender turned into a check to advance trade. The stand-alone check in trade had no security instrument.

Four million slaves were emancipated by Abraham Lincoln. Today, no one has stepped forward to free sixty million peons from bondage. The peon’s master is “too big to fail”. Public education might be propaganda spouted for the Prince’s comfort. When will today’s bridge be crossed?

 

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Illegal Mortgage Securitization - Did Banks Gamble Your Home & Distort Chain of Title?

By Robert Smith | Red Pill Reports

The future of everything America holds dear is at stake. Has your home been stolen?

 

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(RedPillReports) During the Banker Bailout of 2008 the financial centers of power came under examination. The deceptive and illegal practice of mortgage securitization was brought to light and showed the banking industry’s willingness to distort chain of title involving property ownership and gamble with America’s most cherished possession—their homes. Groundbreaking evidence has now appeared which begs the question of just how deep the rabbit hole goes and quite frankly might make the Watergate scandal look trivial. Through a secret shell game, played with proceeds derived from mortgage manipulation, underground “black funds” seem to have been created and used to fund terrorism throughout the world. To the point…the very extremists killing our soldiers and beheading Americans overseas might have been funded by money funneled from the MERS-created mortgage securities sold on Wall Street by some of the largest banks in the world. Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have followed the breadcrumbs and now ask for your attention.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of research to create a scenario in your mind where this is possible. Banks laundering money for criminal elements are hardly something new. More often than they care to admit the banking industry has been caught laundering large sums of drug money. HSBC even paid a billion dollar fine because of it.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/dec/11/hsbc-bank-us-money-laundering

Traditionally, and by law, banks who loan money to home buyers are required to track all transactions involving an interest in the home through the County Recorder. This process ensures proper accounting and allows everyone to have confidence in the property ownership records of the country. Because of the freedom to act without the oversight of the publicly elected County Recorder, MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration System) allowed the banks to separate the note from the property itself. Instead of being registered with the public record they were now recorded by the banks themselves. The proverbial fox guarding the hen house.

They were then able to turn the “notes” into financial instruments traded and leveraged on the stock market beyond the ability of the average homeowner to envision. By derivatives and insurance and securitization a $100,000.00 home mortgage could be worth well over a million dollars. Furthermore, anytime a homeowner defaulted on payments complicated insurance plans were activated and allowed the banks to cash in. Every mortgage was paid whether the homeowner made a payment or not. It was brilliant. Why do you think banks gave anybody with a pulse a loan in the early 2000’s? They made money either way. Up or down, foreclosure or no foreclosure, banks won at America’s expense. The mortgage notes were just a piece of paper to be toyed with. It didn’t matter who got hurt by the practice or its questionable legality.

The large sums of money generated by these complicated schemes created huge pools. Plenty of money hush-money to go around and keep the wheels greased and the carousel spinning.There is no question proper accounting would make us look at the foreclosure crisis in a whole new light. Why have homeowners been ripped out of their houses when banks have suffered no financial loss and where did all the money go the banks made cheating America?

The work of Greg Morse and Scott Bennett seem to show a significant portion of this money was used to fund off the record activities.Some of them being to spread unrest through violence and topple governments. Laundering drug money, wrecking chains of title, defrauding investors and homeowners alike…it has all been proven in court many times over and there is a good chance the bank you deposit your paycheck and got your home loan from have paid billions in fines to settle these type of suits. Banks funding the very foreign gangs our soldiers have died for is sickening. Although Greg and Scott’s work is the most complete and provable case proving the link between terrorism, the banks and your mortgage, it is not the first. The families of several American soldiers have seen a link and sued because of it.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/11/veterans-families-sue-six-banks-claiming-helped-iran-fund-terror-groups/

While Scott was chasing the end result of the accounts Greg was tracking down the beginning of the mortgage fraud. How banks got from your home purchase to Wall Street. Greg was able to prove how the chain of title has been broken. This means you can make your last payment on your house and still not have a clear title to home ownership. It is a sentence to a lifetime of indentured servitude by stealing what rightly belongs to you without you even knowing it.

In the early 1800’s Thomas Jefferson and John Adams warned the American People about the dangers of central banks. Most of the Founding Fathers understood the natural progression of power an unchecked banking industry captures as time goes by. Our ignorance of these issues has proven to be harmful to our way of life. The economic upheaval we have seen has served to benefit the very interests who claimed to be the most damaged—the banks. Greg and Scott have evidence proving the cries for a bailout in 2008 were a scam and another example of our Founder’s most dire warnings.

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” John Adams

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies...” Thomas Jefferson

Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have suffered greatly to uncover the truth. They are risking everything by being so bold. They deserve and need support. Greg’s website, http://saveourfamilyandhome.com/ is a storehouse of information. He implores each one of you to find out if your own mortgage may have been compromised by going to "Learn If Your Mortgage Is Compromised".  Their great plan is to force a Congressional hearing on the matter. To this point their effort to alert politicians, DA’s and Media have largely been ignored. The silence on the subject shows the extent of the banking control in this country. What they are calling for is an authentic uprising from the People through a petition. Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have suffered greatly for this cause and they will not rest until they are able to wheel the trunks full of court-ready documents through the halls of Congress and reveal what they have found.

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