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Jesus is Coming, Are You Ready? - By Pastor Mike Taylor -
1 " And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage."(Matthew 22:1-4)
Do you remember the day you were married to your spouse? In it was much joy and expectation. For me, it was a joy to finally find my soul mate that God brought us together against all odds. We put much effort into that ceremony that would join us as one flesh. God has been doing the same for thousands of years. In the Old Testament, God sent His servants to the nation of Israel. We know these servants as the prophets sent by God to His chosen people, Israel. It was our Father's invitation to come to a planned wedding of His only Son, who had not even yet come to this earth in the form of a man. What did they do?
5 "But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them."(Matthew 22:5-6)
Israel was given the first invitation to come to the wedding, but they were too busy with their own interest, their own desires, to even respond to the invitation in a positive manner. More importantly, they responded to the invitation with wrath, as they were told how they must present themselves with a wedding garment by the prophets sent. So they killed them in their ignorance of what this invitation was really meaning. Notice two things here:
The nation of Israel was being invited as guest, not part of the wedding procession, but attending as a people supporting the Groom and the bride and entering into joyous celebration. Secondly, they receiving invitation after invitation, but treated the invitation and the King's command with contempt and ridicule that led to murder.
God in His knowledge of all things, knew that they would not accept this calling to come to the marriage of His Son to His chosen Bride. Jesus emphasized this in this passage. So what did the King do in His wrath of their continued contempt of listening to His call?
7 "But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city."(Matthew 22:7)
This second round of invitation noted in the New Testament was met with no more success than the first in Old Testament. The apostles and the followers of Jesus Christ were slain, as well as their brethren, the prophets before them. They even slew His only Son upon a cross. Finally swift judgment came and destroyed their city and their nation in 70 AD when the Roman armies of Titus razed and burned the city of Jerusalem to the ground and destroyed the temple, the symbol of their national identity. The ones who were not slain were dispersed to other countries and the nation of Israel ceased to exist for almost 2000 years.
8 "Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests."(Matthew 22:8-10)
Jesus prophesied here that the grace of God would be extended to the Gentiles, as the nation of Israel did not answer the call, so the invitation was given to the good, the bad, and the all who would answer the call to come to the wedding of His Son by repenting of their sins and accepting the substitution, the propitiation for their transgressions, the blood and body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In verse 10, who are the servants? The answer is, we are. Starting with the apostles including Paul, the message was proclaimed to the gentile nations. Those who have been called and accepted the payment of sin through Jesus Christ our Lord's sacrifice have been commissioned to reach as many people as time will allow to fill God's wedding chamber with guest. But notice the end of this parable:
11 "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen."(Matthew 22:11-14)
The parable suggests that, not only did the man not have on a wedding garment, but he did so intentionally. He decides against clothing himself properly, even though the appropriate clothing is available. His presence at the wedding is a sign of his rebellion against the king's authority and majesty, symbolized by the feast. When the man realizes his sin against the king's order, he is speechless as his judgment is pronounced. You can't fool God and think you can get to this wedding feast on your own merit. You won't be good enough, righteous enough, or a moral person enough to qualify entry into this ceremony. The ones clothed with the correct wedding garment have put on Jesus Christ being covered with His righteousness by the covering of their sins by His own blood. They have accepted His call of grace and have been obedient to follow Him and being transformed into His likeness. Of course, first you have to have the righteousness of Jesus Christ, by accepting His blood payment for your sins, but from there forward, it takes some of us a lifetime to be even similar to the life the Jesus exemplified while on earth. We do this by submission, being obedient to please our Lord, and grateful, even thankful that His love extended to each of us who heeded the Holy Spirit's call.
SO WHAT ABOUT ISRAEL?
But what of Israel? Are they cast away? If you read the Bible and understand, it would seem to the casual reader that God has done away with Israel. Jeremiah wrote by Holy Spirit inspiration a frightening indictment of the nation of Israel for their refusal to accept His call.
7:20 "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
7:26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers."(Jeremiah 7:20-26)
It was a scathing indictment as judgment was declared upon the nation of Israel. They were dispersed by Assyria in the north kingdom, and Babylon in the south. But God gave them mercy and allowed them to come back to their homeland, again as is written in Ezra and Nehemiah. But beginning in the account of the birth of our Messiah, Jesus Christ in Matthew and proclaimed by the Gospel account of Mark, Luke, John and finally Paul, Israel was blinded to the coming of their Messiah, which had been prophesied for thousands of years and they knew that they were in the season of His coming, but rejected Him. He just didn't fit their idea of a conquering King to deliver them from the Romans. They had the Lord God right in front of them, but they didn't recognize Him. Some will say, "Why did God allow them to be blinded to His coming and allow the nation to be destroyed?" Good question, and the answer is summed up in two words ....mercy and grace. It has been extended to all in the fullness of time.
Jesus said in Matthew chapter 21:
21:42 "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them."(Matthew 21:42-45)
God in His wisdom has put Israel aside, for a time, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled and the end of the age of grace. The Gospel (good news) has been proclaimed by the Apostles and the disciples of Jesus Christ even unto this day. Why? To show mercy on all. God desired to be the God of all people, not just Israel. God knew their hearts and their past performance proved it, that they would keep this blessing unto themselves, and not share it with other nations, so God planned that Israel would be blinded and not see, and deaf so as not to hear what was meant by this Good News of the coming Kingdom of God. But it has been a road marked with persecution and faith tested. Paul writes in Hebrews chapter 11:
11:32 "And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."(Hebrews 11:32-40)
God's invitation has been given for 1000's of years to any generation that would listen, but most did not. Most turned a blind eye and desired more from this life, not looking forward to the next. "For many are called, but few are chosen." Why is this so? I'll try and answer fully that question further on.
OUR MESSIAH REJECTED
Let us return to my prior thought about why Israel has been blinded to their Messiah, but for a time. Paul speaks of this in Romans chapter 11:
11:25 "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"(Hebrews 11:25-33)
ISRAEL , THE CHURCH AND THE OLIVE TREE
To any and everyone that is a proponent of Replacement Theology and Israel being replaced by the Church and is without hope, I would point you to this passage, and to encourage each and every Christian who calls upon the name of the Lord to read the full 11th chapter of Romans. Paul explains that we have been grafted into the Olive Tree that is Israel's call to be a chosen people. But let us not boast:
11:15 "For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins."(Hebrews 11:15-27)
In this passage, God through Paul speaks of Israel being set aside, for a short while, so that a people who were not His people would be called. Those chosen are the bride of Christ that are being readied for the coming Marriage Supper of the Lamb, but never fear, Israel will be called and purified in the last days, before the coming of Jesus Christ Kingdom rule upon earth for 1000 years.
THE COMING WEDDING OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
I pray that we have established that there is a difference between the Bride and the guest of the coming wedding of our Lord and Savior to His chosen bride, the Church. The guest have been being called from the beginning of the fall of man, leading right up to the time of the appearing of our Messiah as a man on earth. Israel rejected the call during the Old Testament times, and even during the New Testament writings proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Son of God, slain from the foundation of the world. Thus began the Age of Grace, from the time of the death and resurrection of our Savior, until modern times that we live in. Israel is still blinded even as I write this, save for a few that have been able to believe on their Messiah, but as a majority, they are still blinded. It won't always be so.
As we draw closer and closer to the appearing of Lord God in the clouds of heaven to remove His people out of the way of His coming wrath, a ceremony will be taking place in realms of glory. It is described in Revelation 19:
19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."(Revelation 19:7-9)
I see a difference in the guest and the Bride herself. The guest are the ones who believed the report of the prophets down through the ages, but were not part of the Church. I point to the parable of the 10 virgins given by Jesus Christ while on earth, as an example. For brevity, see Matthew chapter 25, starting verse 1. Five were foolish and were denied entry as guest to the wedding reception. Five were wise and had oil in their lamps, a symbol of the Holy Spirit. I believe this is a period in the Tribulation where those who believe but are NOT part of the Bride, are allowed into the wedding feast that is taking place in Glory during these 7 years of Tribulation. Note that in both passages, the Bride is already in the wedding banquet. She is not invited, she is the focus of this wedding ceremony. Every parable in this 25th chapter of Matthew given by Jesus Christ points to that time of the Church being removed, and the nation of Israel being tested and refined, as silver is refined in the fire.
When the time of the marriage of Jesus Christ to His Bride has arrived, then will be the time for the resumption of gladness and rejoicing. Not forgetting that it will also be a time for giving additional glory and honor to our great God, this gladness and rejoicing-shared with God the Father, His Son, and all the angelic host of heaven-will exceed anything that we have ever experienced. It is very important to note that Christ's Bride will have "made herself ready" for the wedding. She will not have allowed anything to sidetrack her from her preparation for this most wonderful occasion.'
THE SAINTS HAVE A GLORIOUS FUTURE
What a glorious promise. What a glorious future that each of us will experience that call upon the Lord Jesus and are saved this side of the coming of the Kingdom of God. The Nation of Israel and the Gentile Church will stand with our God, our Savior, our King and sing His praises for saving each of us. We will sing for 10,000 years and forevermore, the Lamb that was slain, because of love for His creation. I want each of you who are reading this sermon to be with us, singing songs of heartfelt praise. There is only one way, and one way only. And that is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, that was slain before the foundation of the earth. God knew that He Himself would have to come in the form of a servant to become the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for the sin of mankind. May the Holy Spirit speak to your heart and you search out to seek His Face. Matthew chapter 7:
7:7 " Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."(Matthew 7:7-8)
The Lord of Creation is calling all who will respond to His invitation. He calls come to the marriage of my Son. Will you answer and heed His call? Don't make the mistake to think that you have time. "I'll put it off until I feel like it, when it's more convenient" when that time may never come. Israel is prophesied to get another chance to accept their Messiah during a time of great Tribulation that is coming. Will you have the same chance? If you do get that one chance, it will be at the expense of your life. But what if you don't get the chance and your heart is hardened to the calling of God to repent and accept His Son as payment for your sins? To anyone reading this message, don't wait and don't procrastinate, as you may NOT get that chance if you miss it this side of the coming of the Bridegroom for His bride. At the end of the book of Revelation, God makes a clear statement of the Bride being removed before judgment comes upon this earth...they each speak to someone else as an invitation to a wedding banquet, as quest,
" And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17
"(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)" (II Corinthians 6:2)
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.". (John 3:16-18)
8 "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:8-13)
ARE YOU READY?
This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying God salvation comes into your life by His Son, Jesus Christ. If you need counseling, prayer, or just a listening ear, email me firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit me online for more biblical lessons from the Word of God at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com . God bless you all, till we meet at Jesus feet.
The New Palestinian 'Catastrophe': A Shopping Mall Hiring Palestinians - by Bassam Tawil -
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction is angry. It seems a Jewish Israeli businessman has just built a shopping mall in east Jerusalem and most of its workers and customers are Arabs.
Fatah leaders have called for boycotting the mall.
Fatah, which is often described in the Western media as a moderate faction, has responded to the mall enterprise in a manner that showcases how Palestinian leaders continue to torpedo benefits to their people.
Where in the world would any leader condemn a project that provides jobs to hundreds of his or her people? Where in the world would any leader call on his or her people to boycott a shopping mall or a supermarket that offers competitive prices for clothes and food? Where in the world would a leader describe the opening of a commercial project that benefits his or her people as a catastrophe ("nakba")?
Rami Levy, a businessman and owner of the third-largest Israeli supermarket chain, invested more than $50 million in the construction of a mall in the Atarot Industrial Park northeast of Jerusalem. Despite the boycott calls, some Palestinians have rented stores in the mall, which is being described as a model for coexistence between Arabs and Jews. The new mall also has a large supermarket belonging to Levy's supermarket chain.
Levy's supermarkets in Jerusalem and the West Bank are popular among Palestinian shoppers. They say the prices there are lower than those in Arab-owned businesses. That is most likely why hundreds of Palestinians converged on the newly opened supermarket in the mall when it officially opened on January 8. Israeli supermarkets hire hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank, as well as Arab residents of Jerusalem, who work together with Jewish colleagues.
According to Levy, half of his 4,000 employees are Palestinians and Israeli Arabs. "I began employing Palestinian and Israeli Arab workers at the first Rami Levy location, a stall in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market that opened in 1976. Arabs were among my first employees," he said.
"Those employees continue to work for Rami Levy Hashikma -- our supermarket outlets -- and many have seen their careers flourish with the company. The first employee I hired 35 years ago was a man named Ibrahim, an Arab from east Jerusalem who has remained at Rami Levy and currently works as our director of logistics. Other Arab Israeli and Palestinian employees who have since joined the Rami Levy team have also been promoted to upper management positions. Rami Levy does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or religion when hiring and promoting employees. All employees, Palestinians and Israelis, are treated equally and receive equal benefits. Salaries are based solely on one's position and performance. My goal for all Rami Levy employees is to have the same opportunity to succeed. This goal that can only be realized if the principle of equality is implemented in all aspects of the company."
For Abbas's Fatah officials, however, the image of Palestinians and Jews working in harmony is loathsome. They do not like the idea that Palestinian workers are being paid good salaries and are being treated by their employer with respect. They also do not like seeing Palestinian shoppers queuing to buy food and goods that are being offered to them in better quality and cheaper prices. The Fatah officials would rather see their people unemployed or pay higher prices in the Palestinian market than give their business to a Jewish-owned shopping center.
Instead of welcoming the inauguration of the shopping mall for providing job opportunities to dozens of Palestinians and lower prices, the Fatah officials are taking about an Israeli plan to "undermine" the Palestinian economy. "This was a sad day for Jerusalem," said veteran Fatah official Hatem Abdel Qader Eid in reference to the opening of the new mall. "This project aims at undermining the Arab commerce in Jerusalem and making it subordinate to the Israeli economy."
The hundreds of Palestinians who flooded the new mall on its first day, however, seem to disagree with the grim picture painted by Abdel Qader Eid. The large turnout is, of course, good news: it shows that Palestinians are like any customers around the world who prefer better products at lower cost. For them, this was not a "sad day," as the Fatah official said, but an exciting one. Finally, a mall has come near their home, offering them a wide range of products at economical rates.
Nonetheless, Abdel Qader Eid got one thing right: his lament concerning the absence of Palestinian investors and capital. "Palestinian capitalists are cowards," he said. Palestinian investors, Eid added, could have prevented Rami Levy from building his new mall had they invested in the construction of a Palestinian shopping mall. "It's true that there are wealthy Palestinian businessmen. But while they are rich with money, they are poor in their will and education."
Sadly, the Fatah official is saying that Palestinian businessmen have no faith in their people and would rather invest their money elsewhere.
Another senior Fatah official, Osama Qawassmeh, took the incitement a step further. He warned that any Palestinian who shops at the new mall or rents space there will be accused of "betraying the homeland." He went on to peddle the old Palestinian lie that purchasing Israeli products is an act of "supports for settlements and the Israeli army."
Fatah's incitement against the new mall did not fall on deaf ears. On the day the mall was inaugurated, Palestinians threw a number of firebombs at the compound, forcing (Palestinian) shoppers to flee for their lives. Fortunately, no one was hurt and there was no damage to the stores or vehicles in the parking lot.
The campaign of incitement against Levy's shopping mall began several months ago, as it was being built, and has continued until today. Now that the campaign has failed to prevent the opening of the mall, Fatah and its followers have turned to outright threats and violence. The threats are being directed toward Palestinian shoppers and Palestinian merchants who rented space in the new mall. The thugs who attacked the mall with firebombs could have injured or killed Palestinians. The thugs, who are believed to be affiliated with Fatah, would rather see their people dead than having fun or buying attractively-priced products at an Israeli mall.
By spearheading this campaign of incitement and intimidation, Abbas's Fatah is again showing its true colors. How is it possible to imagine that Abbas or any of his Fatah lieutenants would ever make peace with Israel when they cannot even tolerate the idea of Palestinians and Jews working together for a simple common good?
If a Palestinian who buys Israeli milk is a traitor in the eyes of Fatah, it is not difficult to imagine the fate of any Palestinian who would dare to discuss compromise with Israel. If he is lucky, he will have a close encounter with a firebomb. If he is not lucky, he will be hanged in a public square. How is that for Palestinian readiness to engage in a peace process with Israel?
Hatred of Trump Exceeds Concern for Americans - By Geri Ungurean - https://www.raptureready.com/2019/01/15/hatred-trump-exceeds-concern-americans-geri-ungurean/
If one sits all day and watches CNN or MSNBC, and believes everything that is being reported, then they have become a Leftwing zombie.
Lenin had another word for these types: Useful idiots aka today as Snowflakes.
People like George Soros - probably the most notorious geopolitical criminal mind in the history of the world - depend on the Snowflakes. These people do not think for themselves, nor do they explore the internet to vet stories which are force-fed to them by the Leftist fake news sources.
There are articles flying around the Leftwing universe about the people who are going without paychecks. I feel bad for these people - I do. But what do you think the Demonrats do to show compassion for these people? They go to Puerto Rico to a lavish resort which charges $429 a night! True story:
"Dems Fly to Puerto Rico on Chartered Jet, Meet with Lobbyists as Shutdown Drags On"
The Dems don't give a rat's patoot about the people. "Let them eat cake" keeps resonating in my mind as I look at the news. President Trump is trying desperately to keep Americans safe from harm by finally building the much-needed wall on our southern border.
Globalist or Patriot?
Trump is not a globalist, and this enrages the Left. He is the leader of our great country. He knows what type of people are gathering at our borders - wait..........NOT ALL of the people are MS13 gang members, or ISIS or drug lords.........but it is very likely that these criminals and terrorists are in the mix. That is why we are a nation of laws! Laws protect the people.
Hey Snowflakes, do YOU want people who are bent on murdering you to be in our country? Personally, I don't believe that the majority of Democrats (the voters) want murderous gangs and terrorists coming into America.
But the Dems in Congress are globalists. They don't want borders, let alone walls! They have been having a collective globalist meltdown since the day our president was elected. I have three words for them:
GET OVER IT.
But most of the useful idiot snowflakes spend their days watching news propaganda shows in which the commentator laughs at our president and Conservatives for saying that dangerous people are among those trying to enter America.
Even Shepard Smith of Fox News (a known liberal) tells the viewers, "Don't listen to what is being said - we are not in danger - NOT AT ALL." I've also heard him talk about Antifa in the same manner: "Move on......there's nothing here folks. The real danger is President Trump and the GOP."
I seldom watch Fox News anymore since the radical shakeup, which makes it hard to distinguish them from the Snowflake stations. And I REALLY had to stop watching Shepard Smith for my own mental health. I came very close to throwing shoes and anything in reach at my television. And of course, that is counterproductive and accomplishes Zero - except the need to buy a new TV.
Leftists live in LaLa Land
I love my children with all of my heart. But I curse the evil spirits who snatched them away from the Lord during college. And when they fell away from the Lord, they also fell away from common sense and became radical liberals.
My children attempt to pull me into political arguments all of the time. I have learned that I must change the subject quickly or a vicious fight will ensue. Not a discussion; I'm talking a verbal brawl with words said that cannot be taken back. Once those words are said, it's like toothpaste out of the tube that cannot be pushed back in.
Our oldest son is a doctor of Astrophysics. He can verbally destroy me. As a matter of fact, our other son has the same kind of brain, and I've learned that I am no match for either of them in arguments. But I've also noticed that when I have attempted to show them TRUTH on the internet, they refuse, and say that whatever I want to show them HAS to be fake news.
Obama and Abortion
In 2007, I did extensive research on Barrack Hussein Obama. I had a strong feeling that he had been propped up and supported by the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA) when he became a state senator.
I went to their site (CDSA) and pretended to be a person who was genuinely interested in their party. So, I went undercover? I guess I did! There was a man back then whose name was Bob Roman. He was the head of the CDSA. I began to write emails to him and said that I wanted to learn more about their ideas.
He would write back to me and describe their Socialist views, etc., etc. One day, while digging in and researching their website, I hit pay dirt on Obama. There were photos of him being honored at dinners for being victorious in becoming a Chicago Democratic Senator. I wrote to Mr. Roman and asked, "How long has Obama been a member of your party?" I never heard from him again.
My boys had been mesmerized by Obama ever since they saw him as keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. It was alarming to me because these boys had NEVER been interested in politics. Well, actually our oldest son had been a staunch Conservative when he was walking with the Lord.
One day I told my oldest that Obama had been supported by the CDSA and I could prove it to hm. He refused to look at what I had found. He told me that it HAD to be a fake website because Obama would never be part of that.
Partial Birth Abortion
On the same day that I tried to get my son to look at the CDSA so he could see the pictures of Obama being honored at dinners, I also told my son about partial birth abortion.
He said he didn't even know what that was. I described the entire procedure to him. He said, "Mom, that is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. People would NOT do that to babies!" I offered to take him to various sites on the internet to show him that this was happening.
His response to me was, "Wherever you take me will be a false website, so I will not look." To this day he believes that partial birth abortions were contrived by Conservatives to make Liberals look bad. Can you imagine my frustration? I prayed that, in the privacy of his own apartment, he would look Obama and Partial Birth abortion up - even if it was to prove me wrong.
That was the only way that my oldest would see the truth.
Read About Obama and Socialist Affiliations:
Barack Obama Affiliated Organizations <click here to read
Let me ask the reader a question:
Do you think that a party which celebrates the murder of innocent babies in their mother's wombs cares one bit about the citizens of America? That question is rhetorical.
The mass numbers of illegals which Dems are determined to bring over our border are of one importance to them: VOTES! Get them on our soil, connect them to entitlement programs, and have them illegally entitled to vote - Democrat of course. It's despicable and immoral. But the Dems have no morals or scruples.
And if it were not for double standards, the Dems would have no standards at all!
Brethren, we as Christians are admonished to pray for those who have been appointed over us. We must do this! Without being born again and regenerated, these people CANNOT make godly decisions. It starts with the heart.
Jesus changes hearts.
What to watch in 2019: Russia building dangerous military alliance with Iran, Turkey, Libya and other enemies of Israel as U.S. withdraws from Syria - By Joel C. Rosenberg -
(Jerusalem, Israel) - As 2019 begins, I will be writing a series of columns on leaders, countries and global trend lines to keep a close eye upon.
Chief among them: Russian President Vladmir Putin's diplomatic and military activity in recent months. Putin is steadily building strategic alliances with Israel's worst enemies, from the leaders of Iran who long to create a nuclear-armed Persian empire to President Recep Erdogan of Turkey who sees himself as a modern day sultan longing to create a new Ottoman empire.
This would be cause for concern enough if the U.S. superpower was playing a robust and proactive role in the Epicenter. But it is all the more concerning with President Trump's recent decision to remove all U.S. forces from Syria in recent months and his statement yesterday that Iran "can do what they want there (in Syria), frankly,"
It's still more concerning when you look at the other countries in the Middle East and North Africa that the Kremlin is selling arms to and building alliances with.
I will provide more analysis on this soon. For now, take a look at these recent headlines and you'll get a sense of what Putin is up to.
Daily Jot: Manhood vs toxic masculinity - Bill Wilson -
Procter and Gamble's Gillette brand has procured the ire of some conservative outlets, such as Breitbart News, for an ad it has aired encouraging men to be the best that they can be by not harassing women, getting into or tolerating fighting, and intervening when they see such things. Immediately, conservatives went off the hook equating the ad to emasculating men by urging them to lose their "toxic masculinity." Responding to parts of the ad recognizing the "Me To" movement, the twittersphere lit up with comparisons like "Let me know more toxic masculinity when it saves you from a burning building, goes to war to protect you and your freedoms, or rescues puppies, kittens, and horses from flood waters after a hurricane."
There is truth on both sides of this argument. It is, however, not either/or, but both/and. Yes, the leftists who are trying to destroy this country want American men to be weak and reticent to defend themselves-for obvious reasons. The ideological subversion that has taken place over the past couple of decades is designed by the Marxists, progressives, socialists, communists to ensure that no one is able to come to sensible conclusions to even defend themselves or their families, let alone their nation. But men, real men, do not abuse women, children or animals. They balance the upbringing of their sons with a delicate mix of toughness and lovingkindness, justice and compassion, mental strength and empathy.
The statistics don't lie. In the US, every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten;1 in every 3 women is abused during her lifetime; Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women-more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined;10 million children witness some form of domestic violence every year; Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls say a boy friend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup; Everyday more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends; Men are 2 times as likely to abuse their wives if they witnessed domestic violence as children. Violence against women and children is usually perpetrated by men. It is a man's issue. And we can do something about it.
I am not upholding Procter and Gamble's ad by any stroke of the imagination (or razor blade). I am, however, saying that there are Biblical principles by which men, real men-true gentlemen, should live. Ephesians 5:25 says, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." Verse 28 says, "So men ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself." Chapter 6 begins with encouraging children to obey and honor their father and mother. Verse 4 says, "And you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." If we as men do these things, we set examples of true manhood using love, truth, honor and justice.
Daily Devotion: Strength for the Moment - By Greg Laurie -
So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." -Matthew 6:34
After she and her family were caught hiding Jewish people in their home in the Netherlands during World War II, Corrie ten Boom was sent to a Nazi concentration camp. The ten Booms were a Christian family who risked their lives because of their belief in the Scriptures and that the Jewish people are God's chosen people. They were arrested and sent to concentration camps, where both her father and her sister died.
When Corrie was a little girl, she would read stories about the martyrs of the faith. But as she struggled with the thought of her own family dying, her father told her, "Corrie when you and I go to Amsterdam-when do I give you your ticket?"
"Just before we get on the train."
"Exactly," he said. "And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things, too. . . . When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need-just in time."
Maybe you know someone who is going through a time of hardship, and you've thought, "I could never handle that." Right now you couldn't. But you are not there. And if the Lord lets you get there, He will give you the strength you need, when you need it.
God was with the apostle Paul in the middle of a violent storm. Paul told the crew, "Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, and he said, 'Don't be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar!'" (Acts 27:23-24 NLT). Paul could face that storm because he knew that God was with him.
God always will give us what we need, when we need it.
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