5-8-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- The little phrase “things not seen” is used three times in the New Testament, and interestingly enough, these refer to the past, present and future works of God with respect to the things that are seen. At the beginning of the “faith chapter” of Hebrews occur these remarkable words:
“Now faith is . . . the evidence of things not seen. . . . Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:1, 3
That is, the material things of this present world were not made of pre-existing materials; they were supernaturally created by the word of the Creator! These things that are now seen provide evidence (or better, the “conviction”) of the things not seen—that is, of God’s creative work completed in the past.
The “processes” that are now seen (as distinct from the “materials”) date especially from the time of the great Flood. The “things not seen as yet” by Noah—that is, the present atmospheric circulation, the present hydrological cycle, the present seasonal changes, and many other key phenomena of the present order—all were instituted in the days of Noah when “the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” (2 Peter 3:6)
Finally, “we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for . . . the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Just as surely as the materials and processes of the present world once were unseen but now are easily seen, so the future eternal world will soon be clearly seen when Christ returns. Source
Update: The Latest Round Of Gaza Clashes With Israel - USA & EU Supports Israel! What was the first round of explosives from the Muslims?
5-31-18, * -- On Sunday, May 27, 2018, Israel’s security forces detected an object attached to the border fence. Upon closer inspection, it appeared to be bolt cutter similar to the ones used by the Palestinian rioters to breach the fence. During the removal process [by robot] the bolt cutter exploded. An Israeli Merkava IV tank fired on the militants killing three Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ] operatives. Islamic Jihad swore vengeance beginning a near full-scale conflagration on a scale not seen since the summer of 2014.
Subsequently Israel came under intense indiscriminate rocket and mortar bombardment from Gaza. A kindergarten school was hit, fortunately, the children had not yet arrived. Over the course of 22 hours, Hamas and PIJ fired over 100 rockets and mortars, most were shot down by Israel’s anti-rocket defense system, Iron Dome.
The unprovoked attacks inevitably drew Israeli retaliatory strikes hitting appx 65 Hamas and PIJ positions. A U-shaped, two-kilometer long tunnel that extended into both Egypt and Israel and the Hamas naval armory containing advanced, unmanned submarine vessels, capable of maritime infiltration and carrying out maritime terror attacks were hit and destroyed.
Iran has its fingerprints all over this; Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders have readily and publicly acknowledged that they receive aid in the form of cash, training and weapons from Iran.
Many Rivers Have Appearance of Blood
5-30-18, Annette -- My husband John and I both experienced the limitations placed on sick people by the FDA. We went to Mexico three times for different ailments: Cancer [2x] and auto immune hepatitis. The treatments involved fasting, cleansing, laetrile and oriental herbs. John out lived his urologist decree that he would only live six months if he didn't undergo horrific orthodox treatments for his prostate cancer. Well, he lived another eight years and he did not pass to the Lord because of the cancer. This is such good news; I hope it means clinics can open in the USA so the sick won't be forced to travel to other nations for care.
4-18-18, TheHill -- Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is pushing back on pressure from some in his party that he step down from his leadership position before the election to help unify the party; he's a lame duck and poor fund raiser they say.
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
5-29-18, The following message is from four years ago - currently Israel is being attacked again by the Islamic militants in Gaza; nothing has changed - in the past God has protected the Israeli soldiers and civilians. Based on scripture and history ... He will again. [More here about current attack]
8-11-14, * -- Over the more than month long Operation Protective Edge conflict between Hamas Islamic terrorists and the Israel Defense Forces [IDF], a strikingly few number of Israeli civilians were injured. Over 3,356 rockets have been fired at Israel, with that number rising everyday, and only four people have been killed as a result of rocket fire. While Israel’s Iron Dome is a wonder to behold and responsible for maintaining the safety of Israeli civilians from rocket fire, the numbers show that only 578 rockets were destroyed by Iron Dome Interceptions, or roughly 17 percent of all rockets fired at Israel.
Simple statistics show that there is something extraordinary occurring
"For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 41:13-14
Whether one chooses to believe that providence [GOD] is behind the overwhelming number of misfired rockets or not, one must admit that the number of casualties should in theory be higher. After all, having over 14 years experience, Hamas is quite experienced when it comes to firing rockets at Israel.
Combine the above observation with the somewhat historical and biblical outlook of the Israeli public and military, one is bound to come away with a viewpoint that at the very least recognizes the possibility of divine protection or intervention, thus setting the stage for the myriad of ‘bonafide’ stories telling of divine intervention sprouting forth like wildfire on social media networks in Israel.
Reports of gusts of wind that blew rockets aimed at major population center off course after the Iron Dome counter-attack numerous times had failed. Also wind uncovering land mines preventing Israeli soldier’s injury or death. [..snip] Many more reports increase faith and hope.
Israel Defense Forces: Iron Dome Missile Defense System is designed and developed by Israel and jointly funded through the United States. It is a response to the threats Israel faces from short and medium-range rockets and mortar shells fired into Israel by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.
Whether these reports are true or false, one thing can be said for certain; the unusually low numbers in Israeli civilian casualties, is beyond human understanding. (Philippians 4:7) How can it be denied that divine providence protected the lives of IDF soldiers as well as Israeli civilians?
"The Lord says: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
* Excerpted and adapted full original message here
Israel retaliates after rocket attacks by Islamic Terror Group Hamas
5-29-18, Muslims aka "Palestinian" militants have bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells, while Israeli war planes retaliated striking targets ...
5-29-18, The world is already criticizing Israel for the powerful deluge of retaliation.
Israel Strikes Gaza After Heaviest Mortar Barrage In Years
5-29-18, Israel has attacked Islamic militant sites in Gaza ... UN anger ... sirens warning of incoming fire rang out in Israeli communities around the Gaza Strip ...
Supreme Court Rejects Planned Parenthood Effort to Block ...
5-29-18, NewsMax -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block an Arkansas law that could effectively bar pill-induced abortion. An appeal by two Planned Parenthood clinics in Arkansas moan and complain that Arkansas would be left with only one abortion provider! Time to celebrate! Hoorah for Arkansas!
Democrat President Lyndon Johnson who stepped into the Oval Office when President Kennedy was assassinated, started the flow of migrants from Islamic nations with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The country's immigration system was reformed encouraging greater numbers of migrants from nations other than Europe. While his presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism after the New Deal era and abortion/killing of American babies. In 1973 he died at the early age of 65.
President Trump Bans U.S. Aid for International Abortions
1-23-17, President Trump halts USA taxpayers money for international abortion.The expanded policy prohibits $9 billion in U.S.
About 38% of the decline in the number of abortions was observed in 22 states.... the decline has several causes one that there is a historic spike in new, state-level abortion restrictions.
May 24, 2018 · WASHINGTON - Democrats trying to wrestle control of Congress away from Republicans are deploying an anti-Trump strategy called, "A Better Deal," which is essentially an anti-Trump, anti-tax reform agenda.
Democrats: If we win, taxes are going back up! | Breitbart
5-11-18, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that Democrats would raise taxes if they win the 2018 midterm elections.
Pictorial of King & Messiah Jesus Christ
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”
Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not
when the time is for the Lord Jesus return
5-27-18, The reality that the Irainian regime poured much of its new-found money into its terrorist enterprises in Syria, Iraq and Yemen supporting terror groups such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza Israel – while the Iranian people continued to suffer under increasingly-harsh economic conditions. On May 22, 2018 Sec of State Mike Pompeo’s encouragement speech seems to have sparked new momentum for anti-regime protests in Iran that began last December.
Remembering our fallen heroes this MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day at 150: The 2018 Memorial Day will be observed for the 150th year
The advent of the Civil War brought with it vast numbers of war dead. Never before in American history had so many fallen in battle. Thousands of soldiers lay buried across a wide swath of the United States. Nudged along by such activists as Clara Barton and her cadre of supporters, the government reviewed letters from thousands of women, part of letter-writing campaigns to find lost loved ones and their places of burial. The greater literacy of the era made such an initiative possible. In 1862 the United States assumed the responsibility of creating national cemeteries for fallen Union servicemen, and when possible burying them in individual graves with a marker labeled with their name and other identifying information. The Office of the Quartermaster General became responsible for the construction and administration of national cemeteries. Those at Arlington and Gettysburg are the most famous, but many others were built near battlefields across the country. This was a significant development for the American military. In the absence of other arrangements, the federal government assumed responsibility for the burial of fallen U.S. soldiers, sailors and marines, and for the maintenance of their graves.[…]
Perhaps the most consistent Memorial Day practice remains decorating individual graves, now frequently with a miniature flag. This reflects both the grand sweep and the intensely personal aspect of Memorial Day. The nation as a whole designates a single day to honor all of its fallen service members. Yet each gravesite being decorated represents a single person who answered the call of duty, and died while doing so. In this sense Memorial Day is both national and personal. On this day above all others, let no remembrance be unshared and let no one grieve alone. More here
5-27-18, Today in Pastor JD's weekly prophecy update he begins by honoring our veterans and those who gave the ultimate price serving in the armed forces of the USA.
End Time Grief
The Lord God said: “Thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.”
5-20-18, * -- While we await the Lord’s call and rapture of the Church, we have much joyous anticipation as before our very eyes we watch in amazement end time prophecy unfold and align. We eagerly desire to see Christ, be with Him, and be like Him (1 John 3:2, Phil. 3:20-21); yet we are truly grieved and vexed in our souls knowing the fate of the unsaved wicked who will suffer God’s wrath.
The end time ‘day of the Lord’ is foretold to be as Noah and Lot although God delivered the righteous:
- Noah Genesis 6:9, 8:22
- Lot as “Day to day” Lot was vexed with the filthy conversation and unlawful deeds of the wicked. 2 Peter 2:5-8
Currently the USA public schools have become cesspools of far-leftist indoctrination. It’s an anti-Christ and pro-sin evil propaganda machine. Even those dear children who are well grounded in faith often succumb to the extreme pressure from peers and instructors who are sold out to leftism, Marxism and Darwinism. Daily the wicked are foisting the devil’s propaganda upon these children; they have control of our kids more than parents do. Look at our graduating college kids ... so many go into the universities innocent coming out depraved. It's no surprise that the concepts of children ruling over parents and disrespecting the elderly aren’t new; without Christ, secular adults have no moral compass:
“And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them… the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable.” Isaiah 3:4-5
Although Vice President Mike Pence and Pres Trump are trying to ‘make America great again,’ wicked perversions remain; today ‘good’ is called ‘evil.’ Isaiah 5:20
Worldwide rebellion against Christ has never been more overt; the lost and unsaved world is raising its fist to God screaming to stifle Christians who proclaim the good news of salvation.
Jesus Himself describing the end times using the example of a woman's birth pains (whose contractions get closer together and more severe Matt 24:8; John 16:21). Man will become so depraved and sinful God gives them up to their wickedness when they can no longer discern right from wrong. The end result is depravity: sex without marriage, abortion, homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality … nothing is prohibited in a reprobate mind. Not only do they not feel remorse or guilt over it, but they pat each other on the back for doing so! (Romans 1:18-32; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; 2 Tim 3:13)
Lost anti-God mankind foolishly has no fear of the Lord Jesus; they profane His name while rejecting His free gift of salvation. There is an exponential explosion of wickedness; the saturation of evil is being flaunted; we wonder: “How long, O Lord?”
However the good news for those who are repented born again believers in the Lord Christ Jesus … this world is not our home and we are just strangers passing through.
As we grieve, we still look forward to the rapture (Titus 2:13, Phil. 3:20-21, 2 Cor 5:2-4). Jesus has prepared a place for us and we are going home soon! (John 14:2-3, Romans 8:14-23, Philippians 3:20-21 Hebrews 11:13, 13:14; 1 Peter 2:11).
“Looking for that blessed hope, the glorious
appearing of the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ." Titus 2:13
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Rhonda Lane here: http://www.raptureready.com/2018/05/20/grieved-vexed-souls-noah-lot-ronda-lane/
5-14-18, NBCSPORTS -- Pete Rose was not banned from baseball because he broke the United States law. Although he did and did time for it. He’s banned from baseball because he broke baseball’s internal rules about gambling on baseball and they still exist and will continue to exist, even if all 50 states legalize sports gambling. [August 24th 1989, Pete Rose, a super star in professional baseball, was banned for life for gambling on baseball games while he was a player and manager for the Cincinnati Reds.]
Federal Lawsuit Attacking Arkansas:
Opposes God's Ten Commandment Monument
Satanists Want Bahomet Statue
“The sole reason we donated this [TEN COMMANDMENTS] monument to the State of Arkansas is because the Ten Commandments are an important component to the foundation of the laws and legal system of the United States of America and of the State of Arkansas. Today several anti-American organizations have filed federal lawsuits basically declaring their own war on the Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument and ACT 1231 that passed with an overwhelming majority by the Arkansas legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2015. If the Ten Commandments are good enough to be displayed in the United States Supreme Court Chamber and other state capitol grounds and around our nation, they are good enough to be displayed in Arkansas. I look forward to a vigorous defense of the law in Arkansas ... Passive acknowledgements of the role played by the Ten Commandments in our nation’s heritage are common throughout America and the Supreme Court ruled in Van Orden v. Perry in 2005 that such monuments are constitutional.”
On April 26, 2018, just over three years since the law was first enacted, and less than one year since the monument was destroyed, the replacement monument was installed and given to the State of Arkansas by the American History & Heritage Foundation, who fully funded the project. More here and here
Satanic Temple plans to sue Arkansas over Ten Commandments ...
May 16, 2018 - The Satanic Temple responded swiftly to the installation of a new Ten Commandments Monument on its Capitol grounds. A satanic group wants to install its own statue of Baphomet, ...
The Scapegoat - A Symbol of Satan
The scapegoat was not killed, just as the spirit Satan cannot be killed. Instead, all of the guilt of the people was symbolically placed on the head of the scapegoat, who was then taken out into the wilderness and released (Leviticus 16:21-22). This goat represents the condemnation of Satan for the Satan-inspired sins of all humanity, and his being put away in a spiritual wilderness (Revelation 20:3,10).
Baphomet - Wikipedia
The Left Thought They Won the Culture & Political War in America
Memorial Day is a time for remembering those that died while serving our country. And so we shall. But this year, let’s also remember the multitude of Americans that have and are dedicating themselves to the restoration of this great nation.
We have been told that our spirituality, our freedoms and our suspicion of big government have brought us misery, and many have endorsed it. Hollywood reflects it, the main stream media promotes it, academia teaches it and an entire political party exhorts it. To the Left, our culture must be destroyed for the takeover to be complete. And it almost was.
America is not the immoral, racist country they say we are
It's merely a ploy to make us more pliable
There are tens of millions of people, especially in the mid-section of the country, who have been waiting for someone to finally validate their values. In the liberal tradition of accusing those of what they themselves are doing, we are on to their schemes. The media lies, academia indoctrinates, Hollywood garbage and self-serving politicians who distort and fabricate.
Yes, we have been deeply infiltrated by great evil, but the 2016 election has shown that we no longer sleep. On this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, we are now standing up, willing to go face to face, toe to toe with forces that want to see an end to what Winston Churchill described with admiration as the American Race.
Donald Trump is not our answer, he is our vehicle. God Bless Donald Trump. God Bless the USA!
You could see the faces of the people at this annual dinner go from astonishment to embarrassment over what Muslim Hasan Minhaj [appearance 9th year in a row] was saying, with a few even looking a bit angry.
Desperation Seen In Vile Jokes At White House Correspondents Dinner ...
The White House Correspondents' Dinner speakers were so disgustingly vile, the so called 'jokes' resulted in the audience jaws dropping, stomachs turning and many unhappy faces. Michelle Wolf was especially offensive ...
On All the Heathen
“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. v17But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”
5-20-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- The book of Obadiah was possibly the earliest of the prophetic books of the Old Testament and is certainly the shortest, with its single chapter. Its theme is God’s coming judgment on the Edomite nation, not only because of their general wickedness, but particularly because of their abusive treatment of their Israelite relatives (Jacob’s brother Esau was the father of the Edomites).
The prophecy of Obadiah contains (in our text) the first mention (chronologically) of the coming “day of the LORD.” Although it appears at first to focus especially on the Edomites, it is really looking far ahead to the end times, when the judgments of that day will be “upon all the heathen.” There have been many precursive and partial fulfillments of this prophecy, as nation after nation has been brought down throughout history under God’s judgmental hand. Edom, in particular, has long since vanished as a nation.
There is a great day coming, however (actually a period of time), called in the Bible “the day of the Lord” (also “that day,” “the great day of His wrath,” and other such terms), when all the heathen (that is, the “Gentile nations,” including the U.S.) will be judged by the God who created them, who died to redeem them, and who has been repudiated by them.
Isaiah 13:9-10; Zephaniah 1:14-18; Ezekiel 30:3-4; Joel 3:12-14; Revelation 6:15-17
“And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: . . . and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
Our own heathen nation has been spared thus far because of our biblical foundations, our care for God’s people, Israel, and our missionary efforts, but these are fast disappearing, and our time, like that of Edom, will surely come. Source
Everyone Can't Be Doctors, Lawyers
& Computer Geeks
We need carpenters, plumbers, mechanics too!
But when reality TV star Mike Rowe appeared before the Senate ... was that not all people in contemporary America were willing to get their hands dirty, ... The consequences of this cultural transformation of college at all costs have been profound. A growing number of college graduates leave school buried in debt and struggling to find work in their field. Many students don't finish their degrees. About half of adults with only a high school diploma say that they're underemployed. Millions of prime-working-age adults have dropped out of the workforce. Even with today's low unemployment, about 15 percent of males between the ages of 25 and 52 aren't working, compared with just 5 percent in 1967.
There are good manufacturing positions in the U.S. and that firms are struggling to fill Once they hear about the pay, their interest perks up. Skilled factory jobs can start at $50,000 a year after a student serves an apprenticeship. And, unlike so many college graduates, the students usually emerge from apprenticeships debt-free. More here
Why Trade Schools Becoming More Viable Choice for Students
Although traditionally seen as a last resort, enrolling in trade school is increasingly becoming a viable option for students. Enrolling in a vocational training program can be a solid choice since it could decrease the risk of students getting buried underneath school loans to pay for four-year degrees that they may not get the opportunity to use -- or may decide that they don't want to use.
Stop Telling Everyone College Is The Way
Mike Rowe, the popular host of CNN's Somebody's Gotta Do It and former host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, lays into Bernie Sanders ... the real challenge is cultural: changing the conversation about the importance and dignity of blue-collar work, not only with kids but also with parents and educators, who've latched on to the idea that college is the only route to success.
Autism: a predominantly vaccine-related disaster
Even before they’re born, most first-world babies are exposed to a toxic stew of synthetic chemicals. The chemical invasion of a vaccine injection might be the one final blow that sends the nervous system in a downward spiral of destruction. The facts cannot be denied: Our children are being neurologically poisoned by chemicals, and vaccines are one of the most worrisome sources of chemical suspects. In my opinion, any parent subjecting their child to vaccines today is directly putting their child in harm’s way. They are risking their child’s life in order to comply with a highly unethical, profit-focused vaccine push that has but one objective: To sell more dangerous pharmaceutical chemicals to children who don’t need them. More here and here
Vaccines and free speech are in a battle
4-23-18, What on Earth has happened to California? At one time, they were a seat of cutting edge culture and creativity in America. However, these days they’re mostly known for government mismanagement and disastrous legislation – including one bill by senator Richard Pan is designed to make it a ‘crime’ for anyone to question vaccines.
Every year more and more children are being diagnosed with learning disabilities and autism. What is the cause? According to many experts, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of Deadly Immunity, our government is to blame. There's growing evidence that shows that a drug called thimerosal is to blame. This drug is found in vaccines.
Supporting evidence: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21993250
More here: HERE & HERE
Former ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns said, “I think we’re witnessing diplomacy in action, I think it is a negotiating tactic by President Trump and, frankly, I think President Trump was right to cancel the NoKo summit. "
5-24-18, President Trump announced Thursday, 5/24/18 that he was canceling the June 12, 2018 summit in Singapore with North Korea because of North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” in recent statements.
Former ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns said, “I think we’re witnessing diplomacy in action, I think it is a negotiating tactic by President Trump and, frankly, I think President Trump was right. The North Koreans twice in the past week have issued tenacious, wildly irresponsible statements against the United States, yesterday threatening a nuclear war against the United States. These are not the actions of a clear, consistent leader. I think it’s probably the right move by the United States to push the North Koreans back a bit, let them know about the minimal conditions that need to take a place for a summit of this nature.”
President Trump and NoKo Kim Jong Un summit
5-24-18, Meanwhile, former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns, in an earlier CNBC interview, said Trumpmade the "right move" on Thursday in canceling the Kim summit.
Thomas Hubbard, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea said that any meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "probably was a bad idea in the first place,"
- 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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