Jan 30, 2019

Psalm 103

1Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;

10he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

11For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
19The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
21Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
22Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

Born To Hate Jews ~ Kasim Hafeez from Prager University

Editor's Note:     As a Follower of Christ and a disciple, it is critical how you think on a variety of societal issues. The Bible tells us that we as Christians are "ARE IN THE WORLD", but "NOT OF THE WORLD", yet still we are astounded by our culture's rapid LEFT-Wing agenda that threatens to challenge and change everything we know to be Good and True as presented in scripture.  

In 2009, Prager started a website, Prager University, offering five-minute videos on various subjects such as the Ten Commandments, the minimum wage, the Middle EastGlobal warming, and happiness with a conservative perspective.  To be very clear, Mr. Prager is NOT a Christian, but has his roots as an Orthodox Jew, thus his videos do not necessarily view scripture exactly as Christians view scripture, nonetheless there are many general parallels between.  Here is another video in this series:
How do devout Muslims born in the West feel about Jews? How do they feel about Western values in general? Kasim Hafeez, who was raised a devout Muslim in England, explains.

Change the Ending ~ C.S. Lewis

Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot ~ Collingsworth

Lord Fill Me With Your Holy Spirit Today

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Lord Fill Me With Your Holy Spirit Today!

Ephesians 5 ~  "...be filled with the Spirit"

Jan 23, 2019

New York Legalizes Abortion Up to Baby's Birth Day

Editor's Note:     Abortion Facts59 million abortion murders in the USA since Roe vs. Wade in 1973  / 42 million worldwide in 2018 alone / 82,000 abortions in New York in 2018. / ...and now this makes it even easier to kill people through abortion!

For an online link to this article on CBN see:
New York Legalizes Abortion Up to Baby's Birth Day

New York legislators cheered and applauded Tuesday night after the state Senate removed restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing unborn babies to be aborted on the day of birth. 
The Reproductive Health Act passed with a 38-28 vote and was signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). 
"Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion," Gov. Cuomo said.

The law erases New York's previous limitations on abortion which restricted the fatal procedure past 24 weeks. 
The Reproductive Health Act states, "every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion."
The law also removes abortion from the definition of homicide and New York's criminal code altogether. Previously, New York law treated the murder of an unborn child in its the third trimester as a felony offense punishable by up to seven years in prison. 
The Reproductive Health Act changes that. Instead, abortion will be regulated under public health law and a variety of medical professionals, not just licensed physicians, will be allowed to perform abortions without penalty. 
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"Opponents say this limits prosecutors when they look to charge individuals who harm a woman's unborn child in a domestic violence case or otherwise. Supporters say, in such cases, there remain plenty of other, much harsher criminal charges at prosecutors' disposal," reports the Times Union. 
New York Republicans and conservatives fought against the law but the measure sailed through the state Senate after Democrats won a majority in the Senate last November. 
Advocates say the new law will protect abortion even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 
"With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body," Cuomo said. 
Pro-life activists are horrified by the legislation.
"New York Senate cheers today for legalization of killing a baby old enough to born - poisoning a 6 month old to death in the womb & delivering her in pieces. This is the legacy of #Roe. It's time to end this barbarism," said Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. 
Outspoken Christian and New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson also strongly condemned the law. 
"It is a sad and evil day when the murder of our most innocent and vulnerable is celebrated with such overwhelming exuberance. We SHOULD be supporting and encouraging the building of families which are fundamental to any society. By not doing so, we invite consequences untold," he tweeted shortly after the law was passed.

Not Your Choice ~ Psalm 139

Psalm 139
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be. 
~ Psalm 139: 14-16

Jan 19, 2019

Another Attack On Men? ~ This Time By Gillette

Editorial Opinion:

I don't think we need Gillette telling us what we should all inherently already know. We are made in His Image and our conscience bears witness that there is right and wrong choices for each of us. Gillette is using this ad to ultimately sell more of their product and in doing so we can be deceived.
Jesus said, "...that which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications (sexual immorality), murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within and defile the man (or woman)." ~ Mark 7
So Christian, please don't blur the lines. This week's new term ("toxic-mascullinity" or for that matter "toxic-femininity") are really just other words for sin. The Gillette ad folks will never defer to Scripture or understand the actual "sin-dynamic" inherent at the root of this discussion. In fact anything "scriptural" is unable to be grasped by sinful people. The Bible says that it takes the Holy Spirit to illuminate and teach us what God requires of us.
You cannot conquer sin except through the power of God's Holy Spirit. Apart from the influence of the Spirit we as men and women default to our base nature. Thus the effect of this ad tells me that if I just try "a little harder", I can be at my best ...and put this sexual abuse thing away once and for all. NOT; This is a lie and YOU are deceived. You cannot conquer your sin problem ...apart from yielding to the power of God's Spirit!
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom." ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17
But, here is the ad decide for yourself; Below are my thoughts after I first heard about this ad.:

In my opinion Procter & Gamble parent and its prodigy “Gillette”, should stick to mass-producing shaving cream instead of pulling attention-getting goofy stunts like what I saw this week. Since when does a manufacturer of overpriced products get to suddenly be a crusader for social justice? Few men I know act like the ungentlemanly-seeming actors in this ad. Yes, actually I do know about abuse the MeToo movement has uncovered and am sorry for the individuals who behave so badly and their victims – and I have little patience for these bully-propagators. Historically, they’ve been around for centuries, so nothing real new here. They are men who know better, yet ignore their God-given conscience. But it’s as if Gillette is tone-deaf & selectively ignoring society’s continuing attack on the North-American male. In fact, it is now a contributor to the “attack-the-males” campaign. Is this attack deserved or is it time to push back?
Yes, I mean it’s an attack on the same male who learns to be a plumber, electrician, mechanic, builder, miner, fisherman or what-have-you etc. and sacrifices near-every waking moment (40-60 hours each week) in making a living for his family from his hard employment work; He then leaves work for home and begins more work at the house …serving them and supporting every aspect of their well-being, through protection of their person and identity through his mentoring/teaching, inspiring their much-needed values, paying for their post-secondary schooling, and helping that same family find their way in an increasing competitive, confusing world ….Yes THAT male! In many cases he will “go without” so that his family “can-have”. Yes, THAT male!
Yet to watch the sitcoms and now the accusatory Gillette ads, he is portrayed as nothing short of a boorish fool with the new buzzword “toxic-masculinity”??? (By the way ...there really isn't any such thing as toxic-masculinity". But IF there was really was a "thing" called "toxic-masculinity", it would be more like, forgetting to use my Procter&Gamble Crest toothpaste for a week OR perhaps otherwise it would be personified as Justin Trudeau's miscalculated dance steps in India last year....both "toxic" imo. )
AARRRggghh, …my goodness give me a break! Take this ridiculous ad off the air! This is just the latest invented term for bad-behavior (the Bible clearly calls it out as sin in 2 Corinthians 3:17) Where did we lose our way in the past 30/40 years? Has it come down to society expressing its thanks for what all good men have done by an ad like this? A man who earns respect, works his tail off for his family, behaves himself and admits when he’s wrong and adjusts his course, …THAT guy needs to receive respect and be appreciated, not attacked. He is a dying breed in society & Gillette has evidently turned their corporate back on him for their own purposes.
Meanwhile, the flip-side of this “societal-coin” are the humanistic “rights-demander” endeavors. Foremost seems to be the over-militant feminist movement who have aggressively taken over (or is trying to) our society in many aspects; e.g. as in “my body/my decision” for example (...would that be "toxic-femininity"?). Our society & its twisted notions have swung far-left. Society has outspokenly declared that this attempt at a left-leaning society is OK with 59 million abortion murders in the USA since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 (…and 42 million worldwide in 2018 alone.)??? How does a “MY Body/MY Decision” goal work well when 42 million people worldwide in 2018 alone die? Isn’t this unbalanced Mr. Gillette??? Of course, it is, severely unbalanced; yet the males are chosen to be criticized by Gillette and the "toxic"-feminists ignored. If that doesn't grip you, something's very wrong imo.
This injustice really upsets me! And yet Gillette misguidedly chooses to attack (especially) the white male because he catcalls and occasionally some few behave badly. Huh??? Stop the condescending nonsense Gillette and show some respect for the men that make our world as we know it possible! This has me irked somewhat, …but end of rant! By the way Gillette, I really like my Turbo Mach Three; stick to what you do well. I can think of 42 million recent reasons why your focus is flawed!


Ed's Note:
The following ad is by EGARD, a watch company. Which ad do you feel more accurately portrays a man?

Jan 11, 2019

At Calvary ~ The Collingsworth Family

Years I spent in Vanity and pride caring not my Lord was crucified
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary
Mercy there was great And grace was free
Pardon there was multiplied to me
There my Burdened soul found liberty At Calvary
By Gods words at last My sin I learned
Then I trembled at the Law i'd spurned
Then my guilty soul Imploring turned To Calvary
O the love that drew salvation's plan
O the grace that brought It Down to man
O the mighty gulf That God did span At Calvary
Now I've given to Jesus Everything
now I'm Gladly own him as my king
Now my raptured soul can only sing Of Calvary
Mercy there was great and grace was free At Calvary

THINK Before You Speak

Amazing Revelation of President Trump in the Bible? ~ Jonathan Cahn

From Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural" : Amazing Revelation 
of President Trump in the Bible ~ Jonathan Cahn

Sid Roth with Jonathan Cahn on It's Supernatural!
On this week's episode of Sid Roth's It's Supernatural! 2017: Is it possible that there actually exists a master blueprint from ancient times that we’re all following and that reveals everything that has happened, that is happening and that will happen? Hear what Jonathan Cahn has to say, and find out an amazing revelation of President Trump in the Bible! Are Our Lives Shaped by Israel Past? Join Jonathan Cahn as he shows us the uncanny parallels between events in America today and those of ancient Israel nearly 3,000 years ago. Jonathan simply asks, “Have the dramas of Israel past found expression in the White House and America’s political scene for almost four decades?” More importantly, are there lessons to be learned? And is there more yet to unfold? The bottomline. If your life has already been touched by this ancient blueprint, do you have a role to play in current and upcoming events? If mistakes have been made, can future mistakes be avoided? The Paradigm may prove to be Jonathan Cahn’s most explosive revelation, and we may never see our world the same way again. The most important question to ask could be, why? Order your copy of The Paradigm & The Paradigm Revealed: http://bit.ly/2vU67Po Jonathan Cahn is a Jewish believer in Messiah and leader in the Messianic movement. His teachings and messages are known for their profound and prophetic nature and for revealing the deep mysteries of biblical truth. He’s the senior pastor and rabbi of the Jerusalem Center in Wayne, New Jersey and is president of Hope of the World Ministries.

The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries

Ed's Note: See this story in Christianity Today

They didn’t set out to change history. But one modern scholar’s research shows they did just that.

The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries
Image: Alice Seeley Harris / Panos Archives
For many of our contemporaries, no one sums up missionaries of an earlier era like Nathan Price. The patriarch in Barbara Kingsolver's 1998 novel, The Poisonwood Bible, Price tries to baptize new Congolese Christians in a river filled with crocodiles. He proclaims Tata Jesus is bangala!, thinking he is saying, "Jesus is beloved." In fact, the phrase means, "Jesus is poisonwood." Despite being corrected many times, Price repeats the phrase until his death—


The 3 Wise Men

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On Socialism ~ Winston Churchill

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