People Are Superior to Animals
2019 Lunar Eclipse: Why Is It Called a Super Blood 'Wolf Moon' and Why THIS Moon Is Special
1-19-19, Fortune.com -- This a Super Blood "Wolf Moon" is special because for the first time in nineteen years this lunar eclipse will show the penumbral, partial, and total stages and will be viewable by the Americas. This won’t happen again until 2058. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Native Americans and colonial Europeans called January’s full moon the wolf moon because in the winter wolves, due to hunger, would start howling.
Super blood "wolf moon" 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse
1-20-19, The Telegraph via Yahoo News UK· The science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it.
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President Trump's Special Announcement, Saturday, 1-19-19
Offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown
Nancy Pelosi says - 'Non-Starter'
See 13 min speech here:
1-19-19, Democrats respond to President Trump's border wall offer that he calls a "common sense compromise. His compromise offer in exchange for extending legislative relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, fund the wall and reopen the govt.
In a statement posted on Twitter , Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said:
"Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives," Pelosi's statement read. "It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the house, and taken together, they are a non-starter."
“Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?” Jesus said, “Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered [allowed] you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication [adultery], marrying another committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” Matthew 19:7-9
1-19-19, Many seemingly happy people are Christians in their second marriage; they maintain their happiness is proof of God’s approval. The validity of a marriage is not judged by the man and woman’s ‘happiness.’ Jesus said that if a man divorces his wife marrying another woman commits adultery and if she remarries her new husband also commits adultery. Hebrews 13:4
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.” Luke 6:25
“Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning, and your joy to gloom.” James 4:9
People in second marriages sacrifice the happiness of their children and other family members when they selfishly seek their own personal gratification. Many children of divorced families carry sorrow and scars from the experience. Also, disobeying God’s precept about marriage is a bad example and harms your testimony before the family and children; especially if you are the only true born again believer.
"To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband) and the husband should not divorce his wife." 1 Corinthians 7:10-11
The premise that happiness and joy are determining criteria for what is right and wrong is flawed. Doing what is right does not always bring immediate happiness. Sometimes it’s challenging and irksome; however we must trust in ultimate happiness by obeying God. The Lord Jesus summons us to take up our cross and follow Him; His ways are always for our best. The apostle John said, “We know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, 'I know Him,' and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:3-4
“Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds and be silent.” Psalm 4:4
“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.” [Ecclesiastes 7:9]
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” [Proverbs 15:1]
“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” [Ephesians 4:26-27]
Blindness and Faith
“Jesus leaving Nazareth came and dwelt in Capernaum… The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
12-8-18, * -- In the dark, the human eye adapts by enlarging the pupil; fabulous creation by almighty God! This allows as much light as possible to pass into the eye and onto the retina. If a bright light suddenly blazes—for instance, if a camera flashes or headlights abruptly come into view—large amounts of light pour through the pupil and can overwhelm the retina, leading to a condition called “flash blindness” when one’s vision is partially or even totally impaired. The brighter the light and the deeper the darkness, the more intense the effects of flash blindness are.
During Jesus’ time on earth in human form, those living in Capernaum may perhaps be said to have experienced an acute form of spiritual flash blindness. Drawing on Isaiah from the Old Testament, Jesus in Matthew 4:13, 16 described them as “people living in darkness” who in Jesus saw “a great light.” That light blazed brilliantly. From Capernaum, Jesus launched His public ministry, proclaiming:
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 4:17).
While thrilled with Jesus’ miracles, Capernaum seemed unable to perceive their meaning and the nature of the kingdom they signaled. Perhaps the reason was that the kingdom was led by a King who defied their expectations by rejecting the temptations of earthly power (Matthew 4:1–10).
Let us commit ourselves to closely following Jesus in His ministry and to examining our earthly assumptions to avoid being blinded by His light. John 9:39-41; 2 Corinthians 4:6
*Excerpted and adapted full original message by Brad Burton here
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:4
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
"Marvel not that I said you must be born again!'
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