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4-20-19, Latest News: Venezuela's Pres Nicholas Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid. He threatened to close the border with Colombia as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. However, Red Cross aide was accepted on April 16, 2019.
Politicians Who Use the Name of Christ to Advance Evil = Blasphemy!
Democrat Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib at a “pro-Islam Jihad” Anti Israel rally
1-9-19, The Muslim Democrat woman, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan is now speaking as a member of the United States Congress. She is notorious for recently calling President Trump a mother f**ker. In 2014 she was at an Islamic event that was “pro-Jihad” aimed at destroying the Jewish state of Israel, the only Democrat nation in the Middle East & America’s closest ally. The rally was put together by a group linked to the Islamic terror group 'HAMAS' from Israel.
Sri Lanka: Easter Sunday Islamic Jihadists Killed 300+ Innocent Christians & Tourists
4-21-19, Sri Lanka’s government reports that the local Islamic jihadist group called National Thowheed Jamath carried out deadliest terrorist attacks in years. In the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday, 4/21/19 at churches and luxury hotels seven suicide bombers targeted Christians in church and foreign tourists in hotels.
Seven Years, Seven Major Islamic Terrorist Attacks On U.S. Soil
11-26-18, Investors.com -- Obama ruled an Islamic beheading "workplace violence," he stopped a major investigation of terror supporting Muslim Brotherhood front groups and mosques after U.S. attorneys successfully prosecuted Brotherhood charities. He opened the floodgates to Muslim migrants, importing more than 400,000 of them, many from terrorist hot spots Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan blocking Christians from war torn Syria. America endured seven major Islamic terrorist attacks on its soil on Obama's watch. The nation has averaged one big hit a year, over the past seven years. The ISIS-inspired San Bernardino CA attack was the deadliest terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11...
2019 List of Killings in 36 Nations: 3088 deaths in the Name of Islam | Here
List of killings most are Islamic terror attacks; a handful are honor killings or Sharia executions, of the 529 Islamic attacks in 36 countries 3088 people were killed and 3563 injured.
All the Lonely People
“I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”
4-16-19, Dr. Henry Morris, PhD -- This is one of the saddest verses in the Bible (Ps 142:4). To be all alone, not knowing where to find refuge from problems that bear heavily at times — this is the lot of many lonely people. If we ask Him, the Lord is always there to comfort and guide the faithful Following the sad complaint of our text, David made a statement of hope and faith. “The righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me” (Psalm 142:7). His loneliness was because of unconfessed sin as he lamented after his crime of adultery and murder: “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me” (Psalm 32:3-4).
Outwardly silent, but inwardly roaring — that’s the way it is when a believer tries to rationalize and hide his sin from God and man. The remedy in such a case is obvious: “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah” (Psalm 32:5).
There was a time, in fact, when the Lord Himself was all alone. When He was arrested, “then all the disciples forsook him, and fled” (Matthew 26:56); but that was not the worst of it. “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). Jesus died all alone on the cross—the loneliest and most forsaken person in all human history—as even His heavenly Father had to abandon Him when He took on the sins of the world past, present and future and died for us. Thus, He understands our own need and is always there.
“For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted [or ‘tested’], He is able to succor them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18) and He gives us encouragement. (John 15:15) Source
'TELL IT TO JESUS'
'TRUST AND OBEY'
Hospitalized children & dead ducks caused by Russia?
Pres Trump Expelled Sixty Russian Diplomats Over the Reported Poisoning Of The Skripals
The NYTimes Report and Gina Haspel ...
[did Gina Haspel trick the president or just more fake news?]
4-18-19, Guardian.Uk -- Health officials say no children or ducks harmed by novichok poisoning. The report about ducks & kids is bogus. President Trump is said to have been reluctant at first to expel Russian diplomats following last years reported attack in Salisbury, viewing the poisoning of the former Moscow agent Sergei Skripal as “part of legitimate spy games”. However, according to the NYTimes, he changed his mind after then deputy CIA director, Gina Haspel, showed him pictures of young children and ducks that apparently injured as a result of the Salisbury attack. The ducks - it was claimed were killed because of carelessness in handling the nerve agent on the part of the two Russian intelligence operatives alleged to have carried out the attack. “Mr Trump fixated on the pictures of the sickened children and the dead ducks,” the report said. At the end of the briefing, Trump embraced what Haspel had presented as the “strong option” and expelled 60 Russian diplomats. However, the report does not pass the smell test; somebody is again dishing out fake news. More here and here
In 2018 President Donald Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle over a reported nerve agent attack perpetrated by Russia in the UK .... it is highly disputed as fact that the Russians poisoned anybody ... The NYTimes report has now opened yet more room for speculation surrounding events in Salisbury. There is either evidence which has not been publicly released by Britain - for unknown reasons - or the CIA was manipulating the material.
NYT claims Haspel's CIA showed Trump (fake) pictures of dead ...
4-16-19, Clearly the writers in the likes of the Washington Post or New York Times might not know too many details regarding the Salisbury poisoning case in the UK, the Independent knows full well that there were no dead ducks and no sick children. And so since they're writing about it, they must know that either the CIA ...
There's No White Privilege, Only Racial Differences - Mostly imagined by 'Asians' Who Are Immigrants
A recent Pew race relations survey notes that white people are the least likely to believe that being white helps one get ahead in life. Racial activists see such results as proof of white privilege. Only white people, they insist, could be so oblivious to their racial privileges in the face of the oppression of non-whites. Your skin has to be whiter than vanilla not to realize how badly all the oppressed races have it. According to the survey, the race most likely to believe that white skin gets you ahead in life are Asians. [Note: Asians cover alot of racial territory. The 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census Bureau definition of the Asian race is: people having origins in any Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam)".]
Of Asians surveyed, 72% believe that being white provides advantages. It’s curious that the single most successful non-white race is so convinced of the benefits of whiteness. Asian Americans outperform white Americans on everything from education to income to family status. Census Bureau statistics showed that Asian-American median income was at $78,000 while white median household income was only $62,000. At 3%, Asian unemployment is lower than those of whites. A majority of Asian-Americans are immigrants, and a majority don’t feel culturally integrated. Most Asian-American immigrants report not feeling like a typical American. And this is the result. [..snip]
Despite the racist conspiracy theories foisted on African-Americans by a radical racist leadership, they are more likely to have spent generations living and working side by side with white Americans. Excerpted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
4-15-19, Singer Cher found support from conservative Trump supporter actor James Woods, after she questioned whether Los Angeles could handle an increase in migrants coming to the city. She said: “I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+? Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS. PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE & HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own (Many Are VETS) How Can it Take Care Of More?”
4-11-19, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, took refuge in 2012 in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He was recently arrested there after Ecuador revoked his asylum status... More here
4-22-19, Lindsey Graham & Devin Nunes, on behalf of the Senate and House respectively, are beginning investigations into Hillary, Obama & the Democrats' any illegal shenanigans they were up to leading up to the election. AG Barr has said the Dept of Justice will be looking into their actions leading up to the Mueller probe. He said, “spying did occur” against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. [..] Rep. Devin Nunes is expected to submit his long-awaited criminal referrals to the Justice Dept today; he reports that he has eight criminal referrals, including a couple related to charges of conspiracy to lie to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [FISA]. The investigations expected to be concluded very soon, by U.S. Attorney John Huber and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Huber was appointed over a year ago by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to review not only surveillance abuses by the FBI and DOJ, but also authorities’ handling of the probe into the Clinton Foundation.
Thank You, Jesus, For the Price YOU Paid!
Collection of hymns:
WORTHY IS THE LAMB!
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16
Today 'Easter Sunday' Over 100 Christians were slaughtered in Sri Lanka ... John Haller reports ...
However, "More Than Paris (was) Burning."
While it was tragic that such an iconic structure that has stood for over 800 years as an engineering achievement for Western Civilization, the real tragedies were occurring well under the radar as hundreds of Christians were being slaughtered simply for their faith.
Today, 'Easter Sunday' morning two church bombings in Sri Lanka sent over one hundred Christian believers into the immediate presence of their Lord. These events that are mostly being ignored by most, and celebrated by some.
Regretfully, we appear to be occupying a period of Christian persecution on a worldwide basis. The deterioration and rapid moral decay of the West, supplemented by the increase in active discrimination against Christians in the East, is a checkpoint that no Christian can ignore.
How bad will it get before Christ returns to take home His elect? Only the Father knows. One hour video here
Happy Resurrection Sunday - 'Easter'
His apostles watched as He was taken up into heaven the same way He'll return to earth: Acts 1:3, 9-11
Sept 2015 -- After the clock incident and their lawsuit that was dismissed costing them all fees, in October 2015, the family moved to the Middle East settling in Qatar. Reportedly the family left the US over fears caused by all the attacks they received because of rumors & unwarranted accusations of terrorist links.
Messiah Savior Jesus Christ
Triumphantly is Greeted on "Palm Sunday'
As He Entered Jerusalem ...
With God's Approval They Killed Him ...
Then He Arose From Death
From the beginning God made it clear that sin will lead to death and only a perfect sinless sacrifice can save mankind from their sin. Christ was made in the likeness of the flesh of sin yet He was without spot or blemish; He gave Himself to save mankind from their sin.
New Mexico American Private Citizen Militia 'United Constitutional Patriots' Capture Hundreds of Illegal Migrants
4-19-19, A video has emerged of armed right-wing militia members stopping over 300 migrants as they cross the Mexico border into the US state of New Mexico. The group calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots ... Border agents tell them not to point their weapons at the illegals ...
Videos appear showing armed militia [private US citizens] detaining illegal migrants at US southern border ...
4-19-19, A large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border have been captured by American militia 'UNITED CONSTITUTIONAL PATRIOTS [UCP] and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested.
Israel Withholds Reward Money Given to Terrorists
Israel No Reward Money to Terrorists | more here
4-19-19, The World Bank, who serves as Resident Representative for the Muslim enclaves in Israel Judea & Samaria [aka West Bank] & Gaza, is calling for solution to the Muslim [aka Palestinians] economic crisis. Israel’s withholding of the tax and tariff revenue as punishment for rewarding terrorists is blamed. The new Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said he rejects any Trump peace plan and seeks other means of financial support.
Israel Demolish Homes of Killers Barghouti Brothers
Israeli security forces demolish Ofra terrorist's homes | more here
4-19-19, JPost -- Israeli security forces demolish home of Saleh Omar Barghouti, 29, the son of West Bank Islamic terror group Hamas leader Omar Barghouti who in a drive by shooting injured seven Israeli civilians on Dec 9, 2018. Among the wounded was a pregnant woman who gave birth prematurely and her baby boy died three days later. His brother, Aasem also carried out the shooting was convicted of the attack; his home was also demolished.
Congressmen Visit Border: Shocked Discovering Migrant Children Being Recycled Among Smugglers
On Tuesday, 4-16-19 the Washington Examiner was riding along with Republican Reps. John Joyce of Pennsylvania, Pete Stauber of Minnesota, Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, Andy Biggs of Arizona. Officials leading the tour pointed to a group of more than 40 people who had just crossed through the Colorado River south of the Morelos Dam and surrendered to Border Patrol agents less than a quarter-mile into the U.S. They reported:
“Right now, they’re getting their biographical information: name, first name, last name, date of birth, nationality. They may ask them where they’re going — how many people, if it was a family unit, were they by themselves, were they minors? ... Every one has a kid, at least one; children are being “rented out.”
They just walk up and surrender themselves' ... no fear, no running trying to get away. They know that if they come in as a family unit, they'll be released probably less than two days as the USA is not lawfully allowed to hold them. So essentially they are presenting themselves at the border and saying they are a family unit.
Because agents do not take fingerprints or other biometric information from children 14 years old or younger, they cannot verify if a child being taken into custody is arriving for the first time or is related to the adult bringing them, the agent said.
Justin Kallinger, spokesman for the Yuma sector, said 99% of all migrants they take into custody paid thousands to be smuggled to the U.S. and did not travel as part of a caravan.
The blame and cause for the abuse of the children fundamentally is the United States fault! If not for the ridiculous laws this would not happen! More here
4-19-19, Christians worldwide are prayerfully remembering that it was just about this time almost 2000 years ago that the Crown of Thorns was placed on their Savior Jesus Christ’s Head during the history event of His sacrificial death and resurrection. France Pres Macron, who - according to his biography, converted to Catholicism at age 12 and now self-identifies as an agnostic. New Age UNESCO is more interested in the preservation of culture rather than religion and now has its own ‘Green’ Religion with focus on not offending Muslims who hate the Lord Jesus Christ... what could possibly go wrong?
4-19-19, Chicago Trib -- It is mystifying why Democrats are so up in arms about President Trump’s declaration that he's considering releasing illegal migrants into so-called sanctuary cities. After all they've consistently proclaimed their love and caring for the unfortunate innocent migrants; but they object to them coming to THEIR cities?? Where should they live? Well, the Democrats created “sanctuary cities” as sanctuaries for migrants living here illegally. SO, IF they want these migrants released, why would they oppose having them delivered into the very sanctuaries they created for that express purpose?If anything, the Democratic leaders of those sanctuary cities are working overtime to turn them into magnets for illegal migrants.
Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed in his 2019 inaugural address to make his entire state a “sanctuary to all who seek it,” and on his first day in office, he proposed making those migrants here illegally eligible for Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, until age 26. Some sanctuary cities are even allowing illegal immigrants to vote in local elections. In 2016, San Francisco passed Proposition N, which allow foreign non citizen migrants to vote in school board elections. And in 2017, College Park, Md., became the largest U.S. city to allow illegal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.
Sorry, Democrats, you don’t get to have it both ways...
Candace Owens Slams The Democrat Liars
She is awesome! Twenty Minute Video
4-10-19, The US Congress' Judiciary Comm hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism had the Director of Communications for 'TURNING POINT USA" conservative black American, Candace Owens testify. A clip of a confrontation between Candace and California Dem Rep. Ted Lieu after he dishonestly shows a snippet of a video purporting her hate-crimes without the entire context and question that Ms Owens was answering. She begins her comments by introducing her 75 yr old grand father who was a share cropper; and that he holds no animus against white people. She exposed facts of history that the Dems were involved in the Ku Klux Klan, that currently black kids in states run by Democrats can't read and more black babies are aborted than others and it's supported by Democrats not Republicans.
Owens criticized Democrats for always bring out the mantra of white supremacy instilling fear in the black community ahead of important elections. She pointed out that the real problems in black communities in America rest in the education system, the singe motherhood rate and the rates of abortion.“The hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes. It’s about fear mongering, power and control.” In less than 24 hours, this video became the most watched C-SPAN Twitter video ... More here
20 minute video here
Produce Latex Rubber from 3 ft tall Dandelions?
An economic 'windfall?'
When the dandelions at last are blooming again, the cows are really happy. They take to the solidly dandelion-yellow meadows in force and produce plenty of milk that is the source of the then (once again) yellow butter. [..snip]
All the dandelions (Taraxanum sp.) in your or the neighbors’ front yards could soon become a source of a “rubbery” income, see a German research report: “Highlights der Angewandten Pflanzenforschung.” This research project is heavily funded by the federal government, called: “A weed turns into a raw material source: Dandelions produce rubber.” In fact, the article describes the research and attempts to grow super-duper dandelions, hoped to be two-to-three feet tall, etc. [..]
I wonder if the alpine meadows or your own or other community’s lawns and veggie fields could be turned into novel “rubber plantations.” If you really think that’s the way to become a robber rubber baron,” go right ahead but, please, keep them dandy seeds from blowing over to our place. We really don’t need a dandelion windfall. More here
The Last Day of Passover:
A Feast Day Devoted to Yeshua [Jesus Christ] the Messiah
“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
4-19-19, * -- This year the Jewish Feast of 'Passover' begins evening of Friday, April 19, 2019 ending evening of Saturday, April 27, 2019. According to Jewish belief, the Messiah will come after a time of war and suffering (Ezekiel 38:16–17). There are several things that the Messiah must accomplish: He will bring about spiritual and political redemption of the Jewish people and bring the Jews home to Israel restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:10–12; Jeremiah 23:8, 30:3; Hosea 3:4–5). In Jewish tradition it is believed that in the first two days of Passover the past redemption from Egypt is commemorated. And in the last two days of Passover, the complete and ultimate redemption through the coming of Messiah is proclaimed. [Note: Most of the Jewish people do not believe Jesus Christ was their long awaited Messiah - so they are still waiting. The Hebrew term Mashiach Jesus Christ [Yeshua] will be the one anointed as King of Kings in the end of days. Jesus is our 'Passover' Lamb 1 Corinthians 5:7-8]
Many believe the Lord Jesus was crucified and died on Friday ... they call it 'Good Friday' ... today would be that anniversary, April 19, 2019. I just found a wonderful song from Leann Rimes 'TEN THOUSAND ANGELS CRIED' - 'It must have seemed like rain when 10,000 angels cried..." Here
There are at least 333 Messianic prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures that describe the real Messiah. Jesus Christ’s entire ancestry, birth, character, teaching, ministry, life, death, burial, and resurrection were prophesied by 25 Jewish writers hundreds of years before His birth as follows:
- He will be born in Bethlehem (Beit-Lechem) (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1)
- He will be born to a virgin and will be called God With Us (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
- He will be despised and rejected by his own people (Isaiah 53:3; John 1:11, 5:43)
- He will suffer terribly (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 26:38)
- He will be pierced and wounded for our sins (Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 22:16; Luke 23:33)
- He will take upon himself the punishment that we all deserve (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24)
- He will not open his mouth in his own defense (Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12–14)
- He will die a violent, premature death (Isaiah 53:8,12; Luke 23:46)
- He will die with the wicked but be buried with the rich (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57–60)
- He will be raised from the dead to life (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:29–32; Matthew 28:5–6)
- He will sit on the throne of His father, David, and rule forever (Isaiah 9:6–7; Luke 1:30–33)
4-19-19, Democrats reacted to AG William Barr's press conference by accusing him of 'spin' ... They must receive a talking points memo from 'on high' as their outrage and description of Barr's news conference was verbatim ... Also: Nancy Pelosi said: “It's time for AG Barr to release the full Mueller report and for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress."
The Heavy Price of Feminist Rage
What actually remains of the "Feminine Mystique?"
In January 2017, reportedly 3 million American women took part in the Women's March. [There Madonna, Ashley Judd and others proclaimed how 'nasty' they are and want more of it. -- Ed. ] [..]
If women are as likely — perhaps more likely — to complain [Isaiah 3:12] about being oppressed today when they aren't oppressed as they did when they were oppressed, and if women today are nearly twice as likely as men to be depressed, and if women at elite colleges — where they are pampered and more assured a financially successful future than most men living now or who lived in the past — are particularly angry and malcontented, simple logic suggests two choices:
Either women remain as oppressed as in the past, or women tend to be malcontents. [..]
All these women's marches and angry women at colleges probably tell us more about women's nature than about American sexism. -- Excerpted and adapted full report here
More and more modern women have realized the error in following the Betty Friedan hysteria of leaving home and hearth to struggle to be like a man. God has designed the two sexes for their specific tasks. Women are the weaker and the nurturer, man is the strong 'bread winner' - science, biology and God says so: 1 Peter 3:7
More Millennial Women Are Becoming Stay-At-Home Moms
2-9-18, Forbes -- Millennial women are more traditional than you'd think. As they raise children, reclaiming what it means to be a stay-at-home mom [aka SAHM]. Despite noteworthy progress achieved in gender equality, especially in education, employment and politics, women continue to stay at home more than men. More from Yale.edu here
North Korea New Test
Pompeo Persona non grata
NKorea says it tested new weapon
4-18-19, Washington Times -- North Korea on Wednesday tested a powerful new “tactical guided weapon,” according to state-run media in Pyongyang, boasting that the missile will dramatically increase the country’s “combat power” and ability to defend itself from attack.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was on hand to watch the test, which appears to have involved a non-nuclear weapon. State-run media did not reveal detail on the weapon other than to say it marked “an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People’s Army.”
Regional analysts say the test should serve as a wake-up call to the West and a reminder that even if Pyongyang ultimately does end its nuclear-weapons program, it still possesses highly powerful weapons.
The test comes less than two months after Mr. Kim met President Trump in Hanoi...
North Korea demands US to sideline Pompeo from nuclear talks: report
4-18-19, Fox News -- North Korean state media reported Thursday that the regime no longer wants to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved in nuclear talks, urging the U.S. replace the top diplomat with someone “more careful and mature in communicating.”
North Korea wants Pompeo out of nuclear talks - New York Post
4-18-19, NY Post -- The North Korean statement said Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry accused Pompeo of playing down the significance of comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who said last week that Washington has until the end of the year to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy. Both the demand for Pompeo’s removal from the talks and the weapon test point to Pyongyang’s displeasure with the deadlocked negotiations.
Copy Cat Arson Attempt?
St Patrick's Cathedral, NY USA
Man, 37, caught at New York's St Patrick's Cathedral with gas cans
4-17-19, Daily Mail· Boston College Philosophy Professor Mark Lamparello apprehended walking into New York's famed St Patrick's Cathedral with gas cans and lighter fluid. He has a PhD and once wrote a passionate defense of Donald Trump after he was criticized by the French. He entered the Manhattan church with four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters at around 8 pm on Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019.
Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
4-17-19, NBCNews -- A man carrying two gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NewYork City on Wednesday but was stopped by a security officer and taken into custody, an NYPD ...
When God Said: “Do Not Pray”
God said to Jeremiah: “Pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee. v 14I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. v11-12 Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.”
12-20-17, * -- In scripture  we see two occasions when God told someone not to pray, for He would not hear their prayer.
- Moses, for though he’d been faithful to God most of his life, he was told by the Lord he’d not enter the Promised Land because of his disobedience. (Num. 20:8-12). Moses pleaded with the Lord, (Deut. 3:25-26) but God’s decision was final. He explained to Moses why He would not hear his prayer, saying, “because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel” (Deut. 32:51).
- God told Jeremiah not to pray for his fellow Israelites. Three times God told Jeremiah, “do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you” (Jer. 7:16, 11:14; 14:11). God decided to judge and punish His people (Jer. 7:20) because they’d repeatedly broken their covenant with Him by disobeying His commands and pursuing other gods (Ex. 20:2-4; cf. Ezek. 20:4-24). Repeatedly the people disobeyed God’s commands and would not change their behavior (Jer. 7:21-26; 11:1-13, 19:4-5; Ezek. 16:20-21, 25:3).
We are commanded to be “devoted to prayer” (Rom. 12:12; cf. Col. 4:2). The born again believer in Christ Jesus is to look to God always for wisdom and strength to do His will, lifting others before His throne of grace, requesting He will intervene as we ask, for His glory and their benefit.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Steven R. Cook here
Russian Expert Golts: Rising Tension Between Russia And NATO Can Turn The Black Sea Into A Battlefield; The Balance Of Power Favors Moscow
"Russia as a source of military threat was the main subject of the NATO Foreign Ministers [70th] 'anniversary' meeting in Washington April 3-4, 2019. Despite numerous internal conflicts that were also discussed at the summit (one of them is US Pres Trump's insistent demand to reduce U.S. expenditures on European security), there is one immutable factor that ensures NATO unity. It is the opposition to what NATO members consider 'the threat from the East.' […]
"Alexander Grushko said that Russia is currently conducting the planned upgrade of its Black Sea Fleet and is therefore prepared for 'any possible turns in the sphere of military security'. 'Our position is clear: any reinforced NATO presence in the Black Sea region is pointless from a military perspective,' the diplomat stated. 'It will not strengthen security in the region nor that of NATO itself, it will only involve additional military risks.'
"General Vladimir Shamanov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee, quite frankly promised NATO a shellacking. […]
Vice President Mike Pence stated at the Washington meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Turkey was subjected to extremely harsh criticism due to its intention to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system. 'Turkey's purchase of a $2.5 billion Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system poses great danger to NATO and the strength of this alliance.' Ankara does not intend to yield to pressure. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called the purchase of the S-400 a 'done deal'. [...]
Since 2014, NATO warships have been regularly displaying the flag near Crimea. And now they will be most likely based there almost permanently. The capture of Ukrainian ships in November 2018 was not a pre-planned operation. The Russian coast guard and their commanders obviously lost their nerve. And no one can guarantee that this will not happen again."
'The whole subject of the new NATO 'deterrence' measures package in the Black Sea, as well as Moscow's readiness to immediately interpret the vague threats from Brussels as a scenario for direct military confrontation, once again confirm that the parties have entered a new cold war.'
 Echo.msk.ru, April 4, 2019. Golts' article 
*Excerpted full report from Memri here
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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