Monthly Archives: November 2011



– by  Mary A. LaClair — Nov. 2011

 Telephone fund raisers for political causes started arriving in the middle of 2011 for the 2012 elections, and solicitations can only be expected to increase as we get more into the New Year and the campaigns go into full swing. Occurrences will be to the point of ad nauseum.  Each message seems to plant the seeds of fear, but your contribution or mine would almost guarantee freedom from that fear –   fear of ‘the other’ party (no matter whose), messing things up even more. It almost sounds as if our one contribution is able to ‘buy’ the election with the way they try to convince us to give money.

My reply to them is five fold:

A.     I vote for the people whom I think best represent me, I pay my taxes, my taxes pay them, I will not pay them twice to do the job they were elected to do. They should have at least put a dent into the problems.  I haven’t seen that yet.  No I won’t pay them twice. Their retirement pensions are much too high now. Furthermore, sex scandals would seem to imply too much personal time, not enough work time.

B.   Throwing money at America’s problems won’t solve them because our problems are moral at the root.

C.   The problems of this Nation won’t get solved until:

1. …we re-criminalize pornography —

2.  …we stop honoring same sex unions of any kind —

3.  …we get the abortion issue right —

4.  …greed and corruption in high places is eliminated  —

5.  …we put the school prayer back just as it was written long ago…

And I will add herein:

  1.   …until we treat violent rapists and child abusers like murderers; because they do indeed steal a life.

When these issues are properly taken care of, we will be on the right track once again.

And this message will be the continued message that I deliver to any paid callers looking for political fund raising from either major party. Throwing money at issues is not a substitute for lack of practicing good ‘ole common sense at all levels.

“I understand, ‘mam, but would a $75 or $25 gift be more realistic for you?” … etc.



           350 words                                             – by Mary A. LaClair

             Adam and Eve were consenting adults. It is surmised that Eve made the suggestion to Adam and they agreed together to eat forbidden fruit.  The fact that they consented in marital agreement to the deed did not exonerate either of them and it was not a suitable excuse for either Adam or Eve to avoid punishment. Some men use this as an excuse to not listen to their wives because they think it was she who got the man to do wrong. They each paid separately. The lasting punishment for their agreement to sin is listed in Scriptures. But Satan tempts men equally also.

God knows how to balance things out. And the tide is turned in the New Testament where we find another example of consenting adults, husband and wife, with both of them going astray, but this time it is the husband who listens to Satan and is the tempter, and not Eve. It is he who leads her astray.

In Scriptures, in the New Testament Book of Acts chapter 5, verses 1-11 is the story of Ananias and Sapphira. Verse three states it was the husband this time who listened to Satan and made the suggestion to the wife. He made sure ahead of time that they would back each other up in ‘their little white lie.’ There would have been no problem if they had been honest, because people were giving only what they were freely willing to give. But it seems that these two feared public opinion more than God and they held themselves out to be something they were not. They connived and they contrived together.

The man was confronted first, apart from his wife. Each in their turn was struck dead. The fact that they consented in marital agreement to the deed did not exonerate either one of them, neither did it free either from lasting punishment. They each paid separately.

Equally, some women will be required to not listen to husbands when they are being coerced into something immoral. Let’s do away with the ‘Eve syndrome’, because God knows how to balance things out. Consenting adults means nothing.

More info on consenting adults may be found in the article “What Did Jesus Write In The Sand”

Judging Those Who Judge Us

The Spiritual Weapon of the Two Edged Sword

– by Mary A. LaClair

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the LORD.”   Isaiah 54:17 NKJV.

Concerning this scripture it has been brought to my attention that it might be possible for misconceptions to arise…from the hands of the enemy of course–who just loves to twist Scripture. Therefore I have written a clarification which I think may be necessary for some whom ol’ slewfoot may try to mislead to his advantage. Please take the time to read it
below. Hopefully you may never need it, but in today’s world, who knows!

Concerning the Isaiah 54:17 Scripture, notice it says that we shall condemn every
tongue raised in judgment against us – not that we ask the Lord to — and it
does not say condemn every person who judges us. There is a difference
as explained below.

It is easy for a spiritually young person with their natural mind to see people in a
battle of words in confrontation with each other; but that is seldom how it should
be interpreted.  Once we are able to answer someone kindly who judges us – either by letting them know that THEY are the ones who have judged us by accusing us of judging; or, by letting them know they are in error because they do not know the Scriptures, then is the time to claim the Isaiah 54:17 Scripture for ourselves. We simply use our tongue in
speaking this Scripture aloud so it goes out into the heavenly realm—we thereby
use our own tongue to – ‘condemn every tongue raised in judgment against us’. Quoting
the Word of God IS warfare in the Spirit.

We quote this verbally, and it is not necessarily in the presence of the other
person which could invite unnecessary confrontation, but it is putting our words
out there in the atmosphere because the devil needs to hear it. Remember how
Jesus did this to the devil in the temptation in the dessert. (Luke chapter 4) Quoting
God’s word can act like a stealth missile in the spiritual world even if done
quietly in our heart at the time, later speaking it aloud into the heavenly when
by ourselves.

This works…because:

  • our battle is not of this world, it is in the spiritual,
    •  – “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against  the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph 6:12 NIV)
  •  We use God’s weapons
    • “For though we live in the world we are not carrying
      on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have  divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Cor 10:3-4 (RSV)
  • the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God –
    • “…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Eph. 6:17 RSV)

When we simply use our tongue to speak this Isaiah 54:17 Scripture aloud into the heavenly realm, we thereby use our own tongue to —‘condemn every tongue raised in judgment against us’.

This process of quoting and speaking the Word of God IS warfare in the Spirit, for we are re-speaking God’s Word.

Joyce Meyer has shared with her listeners that sometimes this Scripture will come to her mind for no apparent reason; she then acts on it by either speaking it out loud or in her
mind depending on the current circumstances. When she asked our Lord about this,
the impression she received was that someone, somewhere may have been speaking
against her – and those words were being  combated in the Spiritual realm by claiming
the application of God’s Word for herself.

This then effectively becomes the DOUBLE EDGE SWORD  as described by Rick Renner:

The Sword is the Word; the first edge is when it comes from God’s mouth; the second edge is when it comes from our mouth – thus the two edged sword.