Godly Response to Criticism
Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Arrested In Custody
5-29-20, MINNEAPOLIS (VBS, WCCO) — Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested four days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest; under suspicion of passing counterfeit $20 currency.
Officer Derick was taken into custody Friday, 5/29/20 by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; charged with third-degree murder or manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. George's family believes all four officers should be arrested.
Minneapolis is Burning - Soros Paid Antifa Gangs & Somali Immigrants Involved
5-29-20, Journalist Andy Ngo specializes in domestic terrorist groups claims that the mass arson attacks, looting and vandalism on 5/27/20 were largely perpetrated by paid Soros gangs. He tweeted, “Antifa have joined forces with BLM [Black Lives Matter] again to carry out mass carnage and violence. Antifa accounts are encouraging and celebrating the violence in Minneapolis. They’ve even started a jail fund for those who may get arrested. They are calling it a ‘freedom fund.’”Riots took place in District 5, the seat of Muslim Congresswom Rep. Ilhan Omar, who tweeted, “Our anger is just. Our anger is warranted. And our priority right now must be protecting one another.”
Omar’s teenaged daughter, Isra Hirsi retweeted a list of supplies needed by rioting “comrades”. The original thread came from the Twin Cities Democrat Socialist Party, who were actively coordinating support efforts for the rioters, including car rides out of the area.
George Floyd & Officer Derek Chauvin once worked security at same restaurant
5-29-20, NYPost -- George Floyd and Derek Chauvin — the now-fired Minneapolis cop caught on viral footage pinning his knee on Floyd’s neck that apparently caused George's death, both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo Club on Lake Street in south Minneapolis.
According to former club owner Maya Santamaria who told local outlet KSTP that during the past year:
“Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open. They were working together at the same time — it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.”
She couldn't definitively say they
did know each other....
Joe Biden's 'you ain't black' comment is voter intimidation
5-25-20, USAToday, Paris Dennard -- These are not gaffes. Democrats like Joe Biden are running scared because the Trump administration has been good for African Americans. The bigoted comments former Vice President Democrat Joe Biden made during his Friday, 5-22-20, interview with “The Breakfast Club” when he had the audacity to say "Well I tell you what, If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black.
As a black man who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and plan to do so in 2020, no 77-year-old white man from Delaware has the right, authority or rationale to question my blackness or the blackness of millions of Americans exercising our God-given right to be free and exercise our constitutionally granted power to vote for whomever we want, even if they are Republican. See the interview here where Biden literally tried to convince black America that our communities weren't destroyed, black families weren't ripped apart and black wealth was not stifled for generations because of a bill he designed.
Practical Ways to Bear Burdens: Ours & the Brethren
The Apostle Paul said, "Know them which labor among you, are over you in the Lord and admonish you. Esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. We exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it."
5-20-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- There are hurting people everywhere, but at times we just don't know what to say or do to ease their pain. God's word has suggestions to help others especially those of the faith [Galatians 6:9-10]; here are six practical ways to bear someone else's burden.
- Be there. At times the best "method" of helping is simply to be present. During our darkest hours, we don't need someone who tries in vain to fix everything; we just need a friend.
- Listen. Don't attempt to give answers or tell people what to do next. Injured souls frequently want simply a listening ear so they can express what's on their mind.
- Share. Never parade yourself as someone who has all the answers; instead, allow your own pain and failures to help others.
- Pray. There is power in speaking people's names before the Lord. When they hear someone talk to Jesus on their behalf, healing often starts taking place.
- Give. Sometimes helping others involves more than a handshake or warm hug. Maybe they need something financial or material. One of the best measures of sincerity is how much we're willing to give to others.
- Substitute.You may know an individual who bears the burden of caring for someone else. If you step in and take his or her place for a while, you are emulating your Savior--He, too, was a substitute.
China Expands Airbase Near Ladakh,
Fighter Jets On Tarmac Near India Border
The images have emerged amid a standoff between Indian and Chinese forces near Ladakh,
described as India worst border tension since Kargil in 1999
India claims right to use nuclear weapons ...
5-26-20, New Delhi: Satellite images show massive construction activity at a high altitude Chinese air base, located just 200 kilometres away from the Pangong Lake, the site of the skirmish between forces of India and China on May 5-6, 2020. Two images show the Ngari Gunsa airport in Tibet. The first image is dated April 6, 2020 while the second one, dated May 21, 2020 showing massive construction activity including the addition of what appears to be a second taxi-track or a secondary tarmac to position helicopters or combat aircraft. A third image shows a close-up of the main tarmac at the airport with a line-up of four fighter jets believed to be either J-11 or J-16 fighters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. The current standoff between Indian and Chinese forces is described as India/China worst border tension since Kargil in 1999.
India-China Border Tensions
5-27-20, Time.com -- As precursors to possible nuclear war go, fistfights and stone throwing aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind. However, along India and China’s long 2000 mile contested border, that’s exactly what's been happening.
Recently the saber rattling has prompted US President Trump to offer to mediate what he called a “now raging dispute” between Asia’s two major military and nuclear powers.
Tensions along the two borders have been high for decades, with the Indian government reporting more than 1,000 mostly minor incursions by Chinese troops between 2016-18. Currently hostilities have increased following large Chinese troop movements into previously Indian-controlled territory and the enlargement of the Chinese Airbase ...
A Nuclear War Between India and China?
9-30-19, NationalInterest -- War Between India and China Could Go Nuclear Millions could Die. A hypothetical war between India and China would be one of the largest and most destructive conflicts in Asia. It would/could rock the Indo-Pacific region taking a significant toll on the global economy. India and China border one another in two locations, northern India/western China and eastern India/southern China, with territorial disputes in both areas. China attacked both theaters in October 1962, starting a month long war that resulted in minor Chinese gains on the ground. Both countries have a “No First Use” policies regarding nuclear weapons but that debatable; both countries have such large populations, each over 1.3 billion, that they are essentially unconquerable...
India & Pakistan: Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge with Nuclear Armed Pakistan
Aug 22, 2019 - India's re-evaluation of its "no first use" nuclear pledge has implications for ... a furious reaction from Pakistan, which, like India, claims the entire territory. ... all reserved the right to use nuclear weapons first in a severe conflict. India's defense minister recently suggested that the country may re-evaluate its "no first use of nuclear weapons" doctrine, raising the stakes at a time of high tension with its nuclear-armed neighbor Pakistan.
Shortly after India tested nuclear weapons in May 1998, senior Indian officials declared India would follow a no-first-use doctrine. In 2003, India revised that commitment in releasing a revised official doctrine that explicitly maintained the option to retaliate with nuclear weapons in the event of a chemical or biological weapons attack. While many noted that India's move to "no first use of weapons of mass destruction" was a less expansive commitment than it had originally made, it was not regarded as a major shift. In 2016, India's then-defence minister Manohar Parrikar wondered why India should "bind" itself by declaring no-first-use. Better, Mr Parrikar argued, for adversaries not to know what India might do
Apple iOS 13.5 Is Ready For Covid-19 Contact Tracing —Are You?
5-21-20, Forbes -- One of the new buzzwords that has become synonymous with the Covid virus scare is "contact tracing" or the process of identifying & monitoring contacts of infected individuals. It's a combination of investigative journalism & detective work. On May 20, 2020 Apple & Google released their Bluetooth-based contact tracing solution, which has since been dubbed exposure notification. There are skeptics ...
Here's How Contact Tracing Will Work on iPhones
5-7-20, PCMag.com -- Google and Apple are working with government health organizations on contact-tracing apps. Recently they provided details on how that will work. You can turn it on or off - and currently YOU have to download install the app. More here: https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/19/how-to-turn-on-off-covid-19-contact-tracing-iphone-ios/
Now With Jesus in New Pain Free Body
Christian Evangelist Ravi Zacharias
Is More Alive Than He Has Ever Been
"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. v26 Last enemy to be destroyed is death."
"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 25:8
5-22-20, * -- Three short months ago, I received an encouraging text from my friend Ravi Zacharias. Now, as if in a blink of an eye, he has passed from this earth. Along with countless thousands, I grieve.
When he wrote, he was reeling from excruciating back pain, but wholly unaware of the cancer diagnosis that would soon follow. Despite his suffering and his onerous schedule, he shared that he was praying for my brother, Rush, who also had just been diagnosed with cancer.
Ravi was a unique Christian who presented the Gospel of Christ so cogently and winsomely. I first became aware of Ravi before I was a believer and when I was still struggling with doubts. I watched in awe as he explained during a television interview Christianity’s basic truths of Christ free gift of salvation [Ephesians 2:9-10] in a way I had never heard. He exuded a confident mind tempered by a humble heart.
I remember thinking to myself, “Wow, I’d like to see any Christian skeptic listen to this man and dare claim that intellectuals can’t be Christians, or that Christians can’t be intellectual.” He was so obviously a deep thinker and gifted communicator. This brief exposure to Ravi was one of the pivotal seeds planted on my path to faith in Christ.
Ravi’s faith journey began when, at age 17, he found himself in a New Delhi hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. Someone read him Jesus’ words in the Gospel of John: “Because I live, you will also live.” At that moment, he immersed himself in prayer, promising God that if he were to leave the hospital, he would vigorously pursue God's truth. Upon discovering the truth of the Gospel, he spent the rest of his life fulfilling that pledge.
Ravi had a heart for defending the Christian faith against challenges and taking the Gospel to unbelievers. He firmly believed that we are called upon to love the Lord not only with all of our heart, soul, and strength - but also all of our mind, as Jesus instructed. Contrary to cynics who dismiss Christianity as anti-intellectual, Ravi knew Christianity’s truth claims could withstand the scrutiny of rigorous intellectual inquiry, and he devoted his life to demonstrating it.
He knew you couldn’t argue someone into the Kingdom of God, but he recognized that certain questions plagued doubters and that answering those questions was often an important step in removing obstacles to faith. He took seriously the Apostle Peter’s admonition: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
Unlike some, Ravi didn’t ignore the last part of Peter’s teaching. He always approached doubters with grace. It is sheer joy to watch internet videos of his many question-and-answer sessions with university students. In every encounter, Ravi treated skeptics as he would a lifelong friend whose eternal destiny was his driving concern. You could see God working in these exchanges, which were never contentious and were always overflowing with good cheer.
One hallmark of Ravi’s ministry is his credo that when anyone asks a believer a question about the Christian faith, the believer must focus on the questioner as much as the question. Ravi wrote:
“I have reminded myself over the years to never forget that behind every question is a questioner and behind every questioner is a network of assumptions, hurts, struggles and often prejudices.”
The purpose is never to win a debate or humiliate the questioner. It is to offer the questioner a rational basis for our faith in Christ. We must try to understand that person’s mindset and tailor our response to meet him where we find him.
As brilliant as Ravi was, he knew that even the best of finite human minds could not fully comprehend the infinite mind of Christ. He marveled at the story of Jesus explaining the Scriptures to men on the road to Emmaus in one of His resurrection appearances as “their hearts burned within them.” Luke 24:32
Ravi asked: “Who would not like to interview Jesus Christ? It is not possible to live without asking questions — and what better source for the answers than the One who claimed to be the Way, the Truth and the Life? [John 14:6] If one could only be face to face with Him from whom life comes, whom to know means Truth and to follow means direction, how delightful would be those moments when the most confounding questions of life are raised.”
Ravi is now face-to-face with His Savior; our Lord Jesus Christ in a new pain free body, surely the Lord Jesus believes he was a 'good and faith servant.' Luke 19:17 And although he is gone from this Earth, his legacy and his indispensable ministry, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, or RZIM, will continue.
2 Timothy 1:9-10
Please join us on May 29, at 11:00 am ET for a livestreamed memorial service honoring the life and ministry of Ravi Zacharias here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBZxZG9nkC0&feature=youtu.be
*Excerpted and adapted from David Limbaugh, full original message here
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney @davidlimbaugh www.davidlimbaugh.com.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
5-14-1948, ADL.org -- Following the defeat of the Ottoman [Islamic] Empire in World War I, the British assumed control of Palestine. In November 1917, the British government issued the Balfour Declaration, announcing its intention to facilitate the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."
In 1922, the League of Nations [since 1942 "United Nations"] granted Britain a mandate over Palestine facilitating Jewish immigration and encouraging Jewish settlement on the land.
In 1936 the Arabs [Muslims] were opposed to the Jewish people returning back to their historical homeland and stepped up their attacks against the Jews. Following an increase in Arab attacks, the British appointed a royal commission to investigate the Palestine situation. The Peel Commission recommended the partition of the country between Arabs and Jews. The Arabs rejected it while the Jews accepted the principle of partition.
At the end of World War II, in 1945, the British persisted in their immigration restrictions and Jewish survivors of the Holocaust were violently turned away from their homeland while Jews continued to be smuggled in. The British concluded that they could no longer manage Palestine and handed the issue over to the United Nations.
On November 29, 1947, after much debate and discussion, the UN recommended the partition of Palestine into two states one Jewish and one Arab. The Jews accepted the UN resolution while the Arabs rejected it. [...] The British mandate over Palestine officially terminated at midnight, May 14, 1948.
Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the re-creation of the State of Israel. On May 15, 1948 the USA, under Democrat Pres Truman, recognized the State of Israel and soon after also the Soviet Union.
5-13-20, ForeignPolicy.com -- U.S. Sec of State Mike Pompeo in Israel ... he said the visit was to discuss President Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan face-to-face. “I want to bring them [Netanyahu and Gantz] up to speed on the progress we think we are making on President Trump’s Vision for Peace.” The most pressing issue affecting that peace plan is the impending annexation of the West Bank, which could be up for a vote in Israel’s Knesset as soon as July 1, 2020. Critics say the trip is little more than a chance to bestow the United States’ blessing on such a move.
God’s Final Trumpet
Rapture of the Church “At Hand?”
“The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. v8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh [near]. V7 Therefore, be clear-minded and sober, so that you can pray. V19 What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
5-24-20, Scripture tells us that "The coming of the Lord is at hand;" but thousands of years have passed without the Lord’s coming. We must remember that one thousand years are like one day to God (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8). The rapture will happen without warning at any time and believers in the Lord Jesus must be ready at all time. Certain current events cause us to believe we are near the Lord’s trumpet call and that the rapture of the church is ‘at hand:’
The promotion of peace and safety in Israel is a major sign of the end times (Revelation 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:3) and President Trump's peace proposal has accelerated the unrest in the Jewish state.
The good news is that in the Old Testament the prophet Joel tells us a day of reckoning is coming - the Day of the Lord is coming and surely it is near. (Joel 3:2, 21; Psalm 9:11-12; 2 Peter 3:10, 9)
God gives believers peace and offers hope to individuals that do not know the Savior Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Hebrews 6:4, 6). Truly accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior - becoming ‘born again’ - is the only way to be saved (John 3:3, 7, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Titus 2:13). Salvation is being confident that we are trusting in Jesus alone and that we have repented of our sins [Luke 13:3; Joel 2:11-13). When we are God’s children it matters not what man can do to us; Jesus said, ‘Fear not!' [Psalm 56:11; Luke 12:5] Today is the day of salvation; now's the time to act. [2 Corinthians 6:2]]
Big Brother is Watching Us: New Contact Tracing Tactic
5-17-20, RouteFifty -- Some USA state and local governments are deploying a tactic known as 'contact tracing' to monitor American citizens. And if there's a connection to a positive virus case, it would require businesses to collect data about their customers and turn it over to health departments. It's raising privacy concerns. [..] The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter v. United States, established greater digital privacy rights protections.
County attorneys have been asked to explain why plaintiffs would not have standing to challenge the third-party disclosure of their personal information. One said that when customers enter a public business, their expectation of privacy is diminished. “You cannot voluntarily enter a place where there are people around and claim it is private.” Another countered: “You don’t give up your rights when you venture out into the public. You still have Fourth Amendment rights.”
Big Brother Wants To Track Your Location And Health Data
4-16-20, NBC -- Privacy advocates are watching closely the proposed 'contact tracking' intentions of US governments. ... longtime public health strategy, “contact tracing,” involves identifying individuals who have contracted the covid virus [..] The stated purpose is for the public health officials to be better equipped to track who has the coronavirus and warn those who have been in contact so they can self-isolate. Also, state and local governments can determine whether stay-at-home orders are effective pinpointing emerging hot spots. However, privacy experts say these measures should be taken only if responsible consumer protection policies are put in place: obtaining clear consent from users, ensuring public presentation of data remains anonymous and implementing limits on what data is gathered and how long it is held. Many admit that after this crisis ends, it will be a struggle to recover the protections and privacy -- once lost it stays lost.
Pilgrims on the Earth
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, embraced them, confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country."
In America we annually celebrate, honor and remember the sacrifices of the many thousands of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their 'friends.' We call it Memorial Day.
5-25-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- In Hebrews 11:13-14 we learn the heart-touching testimony of the great “heroes of faith.” The experiences of all these godly men and women of the past are outlined as an example for us as we pass through the years of our own “pilgrimage” on the earth.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us…run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
On Memorial Day in the USA, we remember in a special way those who died in defense of our own country. They had seen its promises and embraced them and were willing to die for them. Many of those were also Christians, and they loved their country, especially because of its unique Christian heritage and its freedom to practice and propagate their faith.
As we remember them, we surely must remember, with even greater love and appreciation, the One the Lord Jesus Christ, who made the greatest sacrifice of all:
“Looking unto Jesus the author and Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Doctors [500+] Sign Letter to President Trump
Proclaiming Death & Despair Caused BY Shutdown
5-25-20, WesternJournal * -- With unemployment caused by the government's dictate to shutdown businesses and force the workforce to stay home over the Covid virus scare; it's estimated that there's 20 percent death of despair creeping higher everyday. Five hundred plus medical physicians have written a letter to President Trump calling the shutdown what it is: “a mass casualty incident.”
The letter was written by Dr. Simone Gold, an emergency medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA:
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“During a mass casualty incident, victims are immediately triaged to black, red, yellow or green. The first group, triage level black, includes those who require too many resources to save during a mass crisis. The red group has severe injuries that are survivable with treatment, the yellow group has serious injuries that are not immediately life threatening and the green group has minor injuries. The red group is the one that gets the most attention. Do you think the coronavirus lockdowns will end up costing more lives than they save? Millions of Americans are already at triage level red - these include:
“We are alarmed at what appears to be the lack of consideration for the future health of our patients. The downstream health effects of deteriorating a level are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order of magnitude error. It is impossible to overstate the short, medium and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown.
“Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events and the effect on a person’s health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million other people. Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come. The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty and abuse.
"Yes, the number of people who have died of the coronavirus is massive. However, the number of those who will end up dying from a complete shutdown is, as of yet, unknown — and it could end up being just as problematic.
"When stroke evaluations drop 40 percent during the COVID-19 epidemic, there’s a real problem. It’s not that we were suffering from too many stroke evaluations before the virus struck. Instead, it’s caused people to put off necessary medical care, either because of fears of the disease or because that care simply isn’t available.
"Make no mistake: This is a crisis. It’s already too late to stop the deaths of despair and neglect of health that this will cause. The question now is how deep it goes."
Contact information for Dr Gold here
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here
See actual letter here and here
Judge Sullivan Hires Personal Lawyer to Defend HIMSELF in His Decision in Gen Flynn's Case
5-23-20, SFGate.com -- WASHINGTON - Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan who refused a Justice Dept request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser & retired Army Lt General Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer Beth Wilkinson to argue his refusal to accept the dismissal; was it ppropriate?
In a rare step Wilkinson is hired to represent him to defend his decision to a federal appeals court.
This year, after Mueller completed his investigation and disbanded his team, AG Bill Barr sought to scrap the case, arguing the agents who questioned Gen Flynn about his contacts with the Russian ambassador didn't have a legitimate investigative or counterintelligence basis to do so, so any lies Flynn may have told were neither important nor criminal.
'OBAMAGATE' EXPOSED: How Michael Flynn was set up by the FBI
5-14-20 Glenn Beck reported on new evidence proving that many of the big players in Pres Obama's admin were colluding with America's intelligence community to illegally launch an investigation into retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a 30-year combat veteran and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, for no other reason than he was a member of President Trump's team.
Copies of two recently released communications show the FBI bureau's justification for opening an investigation into Flynn revealed a recently declassified document from the FBI dated Jan. 4, 2017, that made clear that investigators found that Gen. Flynn was "no longer a viable candidate" in the Russia investigation and cleared him of any wrongdoing. See source materials mentioned in this report here.
JUSTICE for Gen Mike Flynn: Unmaskings EXPOSED
5-15-20, JudicialWatch -- No wonder the DOJ and FBI resisted the public release of this infamous “electronic communication” [EC] that “opened” Crossfire Hurricane – that shows no serious basis for the Obama admin to launch an unprecedented spy operation on candidate Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. 'Crossfire Hurricane' was a scam, based on absurd gossip and innuendo it's the worst corruption scandal in American history,. Exhibit A shows how Att Genl Barr & U.S. Att Durham are right to question the predicate of this spy operation. [..] The 144 pages of emails between FBI Agent Strzok & former FBI attorney Lisa Page when the EC was discussed reveals that on July 31, 2016, Strzok sent an email with subject line “Opening EC” to Jonathan Moffa, a deputy assist dir in the FBI, Lisa Page & unidentified FBI Ofc of Gen Counsel official the exchange:
Plans, Plans We All Have Plans
God Also Has Plans For US He said:
Unto all that are captives whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon. Build houses, dwell in them plant gardens, eat the fruit thereof, take wives & have children & grandchildren. Seek the peace of the city & pray to the Lord for it. Let not your diviners deceive you nor hearken to your dreams for they falsely proclaim in MY name - I have not sent them! After 70 years I will visit you & perform My good word toward you causing you to return to this place. I know My thoughts & intents for you; thoughts of peace & not evil to give you an expected end.
5-24-20, John Haller's weekly prophecy update speaks about all our plans; everyone has them:
- John Steinbeck had "the best laid plan(s)
- Wiley Coyote has plans to catch the ever-elusive RoadRunner
- We plan to stay healthy, but are inevitably struck with illness
- We plan to stay financially solvent; but then our business is locked down or we loose our job over a suspected world virus
Of course, we should always strategize and plan for our future days on this earth ... but we also need to be nimble and flexible enough to change direction if needed; especially in the current upheavals of the ever changing world around us.
See one hour twenty-five min video here
'I'll Fly Away!'
In 1929 Albert E. Brumley wrote this optimistic song about an earthly death or a snatching away in what many call the 'Rapture of the Church.' Where believers in Christ will have everlasting life in glory with Christ. It is based on the Bible verse:
"Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord. "
Some glad morning when this life is o'er,
I'll fly away;
To a home on God's celestial shore,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away).
I'll fly away, Oh Glory
I'll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away).
When the shadows of this life have gone,
I'll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away)
Just a few more weary days and then,
I'll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end,
I'll fly away (I'll fly away).
Nonstop playlist here
THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE HEBREWS who entered the holy land of Israel in the year 1406 BC [before Christ]
In terms of our current and modern dating system, the year that Joshua and the Hebrew nation cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan was 1406 BC.
Also, that year would be the first Jubilee year have occurred. [Leviticus 25:1-4,8,9]
From The Pattern of Prophecy: We know this date from a key chronological marker recorded in the book of 1 Kings 6:1. The year Solomon began to build the Jewish Temple is given both in terms of the exodus from Egypt as well as the year of Solomon’s reign.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre | History, Significance, & Facts
5-24-20, Britannica.com -- In the Old City of Jerusalem the Capitol of the Jewish State of Israel is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It lies in the northwest quarter of the of Jerusalem.
In 1988 the Muslim from Egypt, Yassar Arafat, Declared Independence wanting the land of the Jews ISRAEL
On November 15, 1988 in the Algerian capital of Algiers, the Muslim from Egypt Yassar Arafat declared - at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council [ the Palestinian parliament in exile]:
“In the name of God and in the name of the Palestinian Arab people, the National Council declares the creation of the State of Palestine on our Palestinian land with noble Jerusalem as its capital.”
Work is Good for Us
God’s word says: “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise: He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”
Proverbs 6:6, 10:4
5-23-20, * -- Currently many of the world’s governments are forcing the land to “lie fallow” without their citizens working. It’s un-natural for mankind not to work. It’s unhealthy. God created man in His image with characteristics like Him (Genesis 1:26-31). He created man to work with Him in the world. God planted a garden and put Adam in it to cultivate and maintain it (Genesis 2:8, 15). Additionally, Adam and Eve were to subdue and rule over the earth humans are to:
Now, Proverbs has endless wisdom on the value of hard work; but also has surprise insight about laziness. The “slack hand” in the first clause is easy to understand on its surface; being lazy doesn’t help success.
God’s gave us a perfect model for work at His work of creating Heaven, Earth, Mankind, Animals and everything else on Earth. Did the Lord model unending work? On the seventh day God rested and so should we.
Here’s the model we learn both in today’s verse and in God’s example of work:
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here
 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-work.html
George Orwell’s ‘BIG BROTHER’ is here!
Reportedly Spy Drones Used to Monitor Instructing Citizens
Stated Reason? Covid Virus
‘Maintain 6 ft distance – thank you we’re all in this together’
4-27-20, CBSNews -- Worldwide public health officials are employing drones to flyover us monitoring public spaces enforcing social distancing rules with the stated reason to help slow the Covid virus. Recently citizens of New York are seeing a drone buzzing above a the City park & it has a loudspeaker broadcasting a message: "This is the Anti-COVID-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force. Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet. For your own safety & your family's safety, please maintain social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation; we are all in this together."
Sergeant Tim Ehrenkaufer of Daytona Beach, Florida said they are one of 43 agencies in 21 states to receive a donations from drone manufacturer DJI, which gave away 100 as part of its disaster relief program. We’ve tested, but not deployed, other drone-backed technologies, like measuring body temperature. "It's equipped with a FLIR, the Forward Looking Infrared Camera, which can detect heat signatures as well. ... You still have the FAA & local laws that guide us. It doesn't matter if I'm using a drone, a telescoping antenna, or if I'm flying a kite with a camera on it. I don't have a right to look in your backyard without a search warrant." [Book: 1984]
In Connecticut the Westport Police Dept planned a drone program to monitor heat signatures and track distances between people. It could even recognize if someone coughed. However, because of privacy concerns, it wasn’t activated as there is too much potential abuse. Jeramie Scott, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center said, "You could add the ability to do facial recognition, or the ability to do license plate reading, [or] thermal imaging cameras that can essentially see through walls"
CBS reporter asked: "Some people might say, 'Look, these extreme measures are just being used during this pandemic. Why should we worry?'" Scott said, "Then, there should be no issue with stating that & providing certain protections, saying this information is only being used in response to the public health issue & won't be used for other purposes." [Note: Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. -- Milton Friedman]
Sergeant Ehrenkaufer says drones are limited to public spaces: However, currently no federal regulations exist that limit data collection – only "voluntary best practices." More here
States That Have Reopened - 87% Voted For Trump
5-5-20, Forbes -- Eight of the ten states with the highest number of Covid virus cases per capita voted for Mrs Clinton in 2016. Pres Trump recently told the New York Post on it would be unfair to Republicans if Congress helps bail out states with federal aid because the states that would benefit most are run by Democrats. “It’s not fair to the Republicans because all the states that need help—they're run by Democrats in every case. "
Covid Virus Lockdown Orders Primarily in Democrat Led States
3-30-20, Axios -- Just 21 states have ordered people to stay home and businesses to close. Most of those are states with Democrat governors; only six have Republican governors — Ohio, Indiana, Idaho, West Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont. Some Republican governors, like Greg Abbott of Texas, have resisted calls to issue statewide stay-at-home orders.
Alive into Heaven
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
5-5-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- This remarkable event—the translation [aka rapture] of Elijah alive into heaven, without dying—was altogether miraculous, but it really happened! Among other things, it assures us that heaven is a real place in this created universe, for Elijah is still there in his physical body, still alive, to this very day.
The prophet Enoch, who had also served God in a time of deep apostasy, had likewise been taken into heaven without dying (that is, into the “third heaven,” beyond the starry heaven, where God’s throne is), as recorded in Genesis 5:24 and Hebrews 11:5. Enoch’s prophecies, addressed to the entire world of mankind, were given at approximately the midpoint of the period from Adam to Abraham, whereas those of Elijah, addressed only to Israel, were given at essentially the midpoint of the time from Abraham to Christ.
Both Elijah & Enoch were caught up alive into heaven before their ministries were finished.
There will be one entire generation of believers who — like Enoch and Elijah — will also be caught up alive into heaven.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven…and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 1:7
This could very well be our generation!
“When He [Jesus] shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.”
1 John 3:2
Coronavirus Shutdown and Meat Shortages
4-30-20, Time.com -- The meat shortages could last for months because of the Covid virus hysteria... [Note: Here in Utah we've been delivering meat to loved ones; to the border of California as their meat prices have already skyrocketed. -- Annette]
The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat
5-20-20, NYTimes -- Jonathan Safran Foer says that if you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals ... it for their own good to become vegans like him apparently ...
Covid Virus and Resulting Meat Shortages
Wealthy Leftist Wants to Take Away Meat From the Poor
"For Their Own Good"
5-22-20, Daniel Greenfield - The literary 'darling' Jonathan Safran Foer was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and no apparent talent for anything other than hollow posturing. Since his literary career wasn't annoying enough on its own, he decided to expand into becoming truly obnoxious by becoming the one thing that everyone on earth hates, a celebrity vegan.
In a recent the New York Times he wrote, "if you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals." [Note: Meat is good for our health see article at Healthline here]
Perhaps if Foer ever made it out of his five-story Brooklyn townhouse (what's heating and cooling that thing doing to the environment), he would note that vegan and vegetarian places are located in places where noxious hipsters like him hang out while poor and working class neighborhoods are full of places that serve meat and chicken. You know, real food. What Foer really thinks, but doesn't dare say is that black people and the poor need to be deprived of meat for their own good. He nonsensically & hysterically claims that most black people want to be vegetarians, that the "working poor" are oppressed by the existence of meat & that meat is destroying the planet. More here
Tale of 2 States: New York’s COVID-19 Death Toll 64% Greater Than Florida
5-18-20, DailySignal -- Florida Gov deSantis becomes angry at the false reports about his state. The CDC reports that New York & Florida have similar population numbers, NY has appx 30 times the death rate than Florida. The two states have dramatically different approaches to the Covid virus scare; New York has harsh 'stay home' edicts and Florida does not.
As of May 13, 2020:
Coronavirus spreads in New York nursing homes forced to take Covid patients
4-25-20, NBCNews -- New York ordered nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals. The coronavirus patients began arriving the last week of March, transferred to the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center under a New York state mandate requiring nursing homes to accept those recovering from COVID-19, even if they still might be contagious.
According to NY health dept, the state not only has more coronavirus cases than anywhere in the country, but also the highest number of known long-term care deaths related to the virus. A broad swath of nursing homes across the state have already accepted COVID-positive hospital patients in compliance with the mandate; Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has openly criticized facilities for opposing it; he said in a recent news conference: “They don’t have a right to object. That is the rule and that is the regulation, and they have to comply with that. If they can’t do it, we’ll put them in a facility that can do it.”
The Great Steven Hill
'LEAN ON ME!'
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4; Psalm 18:2
Israeli Sovereignty, Not Appeasement,
Is the Key to Lasting Peace
5-17-20, Newsweek, Caroline Glick -- In the coming months, Israel is expected to apply its civilian law and administration to the 30 percent of Judea and Samaria (or the "West Bank") that President Donald Trump's recently unveiled peace plan anticipates remaining with Israel after a final peace agreement. One might expect that Israel's plan would be hailed for advancing peace and the equal rights of Israelis and Palestinians alike. But the more common response of many so-called experts has been to distort the facts and preemptively condemn Israel. The distortions begin with the very words used to describe Israeli plans. Across platforms, "experts" fret over what they call "Israeli annexation" of Judaea and Samaria [aka West Bank]. The state of Israel has sovereign rights to Judea and Samaria [annexation would be taking land from another nation] because of its declaration of independence May 14, 1948; 72 years ago; together with Britain's surrender of the Mandate it had been granted by the League of Nations to reconstitute the ancient Jewish national home, Israel became the one and only state that acquired sovereignty over all the Mandate's territory.
Saudi Arabia Doesn't Care About Jerusalem
Saudi crown prince: 'Palestinians must accept peace with Israel'
4-30-18, Alaraby.co.uk -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince reportedly recently said that the Islamic people in Israel called "Palestinians" should accept a peace deal with Israel or "shut up."
Saudi Arabia turned against Palestinians in Israel
3-17-20, MiddleEastEye.net -- With Riyadh Saudi Arabia backing the US Israel-Palestine peace deal, it aims to overcome any obstacles in its path - by putting Islamic terror group Hamas supporters on trial. [..] At the same time, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has hastened to cement its relations with Saudi Arabia’s perceived enemies in the region Iran, Qatar and Turkey.
Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly The Saudis stopped hating Israel.
Wouldn’t it be nice if liberal Jews did too?
5-20-20, FrontPage, Daniel Greenfield -- The House of Saud, the oldest enemies of an independent free Jewish state, have at least temporarily, abandoned their project to destroy it by replacing it with the Islamic terrorist colony of ‘Palestine’. It’s a sad day when Wahhabi Islam shows more aptitude for setting aside its fanaticism and adapting to reality than the alphabet soup organizations that have been running the liberal Jewish community into the ground for over a hundred years. [..] Their weapons are terminology. They call applying Israeli sovereignty “annexation” and refer to cities like Ma’ale Adumim as “settlements” - Judaea & Samaria as 'West Bank'. These walls of words have enraptured policymakers and NPR listeners for generations while completely ignoring the physical realities of life for Jews and Muslims. [..]
Mahmoud Abbas, the 84-year-old dictator of the Palestinian Authority has refused to negotiate with the Trump administration, and also Obama administration. However, his predecessor, Yasser Arafat in the 1990-2000s sabotaged peace negotiations during the Bush and Clinton administrations. History and common sense say his successors will do the same thing. [..] The Arab petrocracies are worried enough about Iran that they’re making common cause with Israel. And President Trump is the most pro-Israel president in history. [..]
In the real world, Democrats and Republicans are tired of being asked about the Middle East peace process; it’s burned every president who touched it. European governments cynically never cared about it, but ritually bash Israel to appease their Arab trading partners and domestic Muslim populations.
The Arabs hoped to use the ‘Palestinian’ hoax to destroy Israel, only to realize that they need Israel to take on Iran.
There’s nothing else to wait for except the coming of the messiah...
- 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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