New Year 2020: All Things Become New
Democrats remove ‘so help me God’ from House
6-4-19, (LifeSiteNews) – Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oath witnesses take before testifying. The things that Dems do are anti-God; maybe they don’t want to feel judged while they do them like encouraging abortion/homosexuality and lying about Pres Trump.
Democrats To Remove God, Gender-Specific Language
1-29-19, DailyCaller - The Democrat's proposal to remove references to God comes just two months after Democrats removed 181 year restriction for reps to wear religious head-gear; clearly to accomdate Muslims. In 2012 the Dem convention removed GOD from their platform. They really have become the party of Karl Marx. More here
Review of 2019 Looking Ahead to 2020
Jesus said, "The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man & ye shall not see it. They shall say to you, 'See here; or, see there:' go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day. But first must He suffer many things & be rejected of this generation. As it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and fire and brimstone came down on Sodom & Gomorrah. They bought, sold, planted & built; but the same day [God]... destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop & his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away & he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back."
12-29-19, Today John Haller does a review of 2019 with a focus on the upcoming year 2020. He again reports on world events and Bible prophecy while remaining steadfast in Fellowship Bible's mission to preach the Good News of the Gospel of salvation only possible through the Messiah savior, Jesus Christ [John 14:6].
As we move forward into 2020, we do so with hope and encouragement. While it can be quite daunting to wake up each day and see the headlines from all over the world making it seem as if it is spinning out of control, may we remind ourselves that the same Architect that set the universe into motion [the Lord God almighty] is the very same One who holds it together.
May God bless each and every one of you in your walks with Him in 2020, whether it occurs across rocky terrain or smooth sandy beaches. Go in peace and walk with Him in faith, knowing that for the believer, we are never abandoned or alone when we know Christ as our Savior. That alone should inspire us to boldly proclaim the gift that He freely offers to those who humble themselves and accept Him into their lives. All who love the Lord said:
'PRAISE THE LORD AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!'
One hour ten minute video here
Now Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters came upon the earth. And Noah entered the ark, along with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives, to escape the waters of the flood. The clean and unclean animals, the birds, and everything that crawls along the ground…
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground,
As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighboring towns, declares the LORD, No one will reside there; no man will dwell there.
Sing Praise Unto the Lord
'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!'
3 hours non-stop traditional Christian hymns here
The FBI's warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess
12-10-19, NBCNews -- Many have long said the process for getting secret warrants to spy on Americans is flawed. Currently revealed that the FBI process in acquiring warrant to spy on candidate Trump's campaign Carter Page was so badly managed and rife with errors that the bureau's director Wray, immediately issued a statement saying he was already implementing reforms.
DOJ inspector general finds 17 'significant errors
12-9-19, WashExam -- Horowitz "identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and many errors in the Woods Procedures" which guide the FBI's FISA process. Attorney General William Barr accused the FBI of "gross abuses" and "intrusive techniques" he also suggested the FBI may have investigated the Trump campaign in "bad faith."
Eric Holder Unloads on AG William Barr
12-12-19, Salon.com -- Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder said that current Attorney General Bill Barr’s “deeply inappropriate” actions and rhetoric demonstrate that he is “unfit to lead the Justice Department.” Holder warned that Barr’s actions as attorney general set a dangerous precedent. Holder said: “Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage. The American people deserve an attorney general who serves their interests, leads the Justice Department with integrity and can be entrusted to pursue the facts and the law, even — and especially — when they are politically inconvenient and inconsistent with the personal interests of the president who appointed him. William Barr has proved he is incapable of serving as such an attorney general. He is unfit to lead the Justice Department.”
Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry US Border Guard Died
GUN RUNNING IN FAST 'N FURIOUS TO MEXICO
Jun 13, 2017 · Brian Terry’s mother, Josephine testified to the extent pf the coverup, lies and obstruction by the Obama administration and Eric Holder before the House Oversight Committee .
A DOUBLE PORTION OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD
Elijah said to Elisha: ‘Tell me, what can I do for your before I am taken from you?’
Elisha said: "Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit.”
12-17-19, Rev Wendell -- In 2 Kings 2:1 we read about what happened after the death of Ahaziah, Elijah knew that he was near the end of his life, so he walked with Elisha. Elijah told Elisha not to go with him as the Lord sent him to Bethel, but Elisha said that he would not leave him. (2 Kings 2:1-2) Then the Lord sent Elijah to Jericho also to the Jordan and each time Elisha said that he would not leave him. (2 Kings 2:4-6) At the Jordan River, Elijah took his cloak and struck the water; the Lord God parted the waters and they crossed over on dry land. (2 Kings 2:8) Later Elijah asked Elisha what he could do for him before the Lord took him away?
Elisha asked for a double portion of the Spirit of God that Elijah had, and Elijah if you see me when I am taken away, then your request will be granted. (2 Kings 2:10)
As they were walking, they were separated, and a chariot of fire with horses of fire took Elijah away alive in a whirlwind up to heaven and Elisha saw the whole thing. (2 Kings 2:11-12)
Therefore, Elisha was a greater prophet than Elijah was because
he had a double portion of the Spirit of God upon him.
If we want to do more for the Lord, we need to ask Him for help. The Holy Spirit of the Lord God is within all born again believers, (John 3:3, 7; Ezekiel 36:27) we have to learn to yield control of our lives to Him. God will renew His Spirit within us (Psalm 51:10) so that we can have strength and be encouraged to do more for the Lord's kingdom.
California: New Public School Law Active in 2020
Kids Disobey Teacher?
So what kids can't be suspended!
12-26-19, SACRAMENTO (KRON) — New laws taking effect in 2020 will impact schools across California. Starting next school year, it will be illegal for public schools in the state to suspend students in first through fifth grade for willfully defying teachers or administrators. Then, from 2021 through 2025, it will be temporarily extended to kids in grades six through eight. Supporters say suspensions for willful defiance are disproportionately used against students of color.
2-15-17, In a 2015 Pew Research Center report, only 29% of Americans rated their country’s K-12 education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known as STEM) as above average or the best in the world. Scientists were even more critical; a survey of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that just 16% called U.S. K-12 STEM education the best or above average; 46%, in contrast, said K-12 STEM in the U.S. was below average.
Global Reading Scores Are Rising, But Not for U.S
While U.S. 4th graders performed at an average score of 549, above the average of the 58 education systems participating in PIRLS in 2016, that score was 7 scale points lower than the last test in 2011—basically the same as they did in 2006.
On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind
In the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) measuring math literacy in 2015, U.S. students ranked 40th in the world.
12-27-19, DailyMail -- Depression can be caused by using a computer that keeps 'going down.' Now one of the biggest ever investigations into the hazards of computers in the workplace has concluded that they can also damage mental health. In a three-year survey of 25,000 workers, many complained of feeling depressed, anxious and reluctant to get up for work in the mornings... [Note: My personal problem with my computer use is the mechanical/software/hardware defects. For no apparent reason after spending four days setting it up ... it just locks up or crashes; loosing work. You call tech support ... as it's still under warranty ... spend two hours on the phone ending up returning the machine for a new one. Yep, got the new one and after a week ... problems again. Grrr. - yep happened to me this month. -- Annette]
Does Science Prove God Does NOT Exist?
Famous Scientists Say God is the Creator of All and Does Exist
God created the earth, heavens, oceans, animals, mankind and everything else
Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11; Job 12:7-10; Psalm 96:11-12
Secular media and education want you to believe there is no scientific proof of God. But the reality is science provides a lot of evidence for the existence of God. Although we have been told that faith in God and science can’t go hand in hand, the truth is they are closely intertwined with each other. Science supports the existence of God and God encourages the development of science. Science and God are close companions! Thousands of scientists today are passionate believers in God. They say science points them toward God and God helps them practice good science. As Albert Einstein said: ‘Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.’ According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the scientific method: ‘…consists in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.’ You are about to see there is strong scientific proof of God, obtained by using the scientific method of observation, measurement, experiment, formulation and testing. The main characteristic of God is, that he is the creator of the universe and all living organisms. Every living organism consists of many COMPLEX, FUNCTIONING SYSTEMS. For example our eyes, brains, digestive system, nervous system, our blood circulation, skin, lungs, kidneys, and so on. The human body consists of thousands of COMPLEX, FUNCTIONING SYSTEMS, that operate perfectly. What does science show us about the origination of complex functional systems? Can they arise WITHOUT the influence of external intelligence? Or does science prove that a complex functioning system REQUIRES an external intelligence? We will apply the scientific method to find an answer to this question:
- Since we observe that no complex functioning system ever originates without the ongoing guidance of external intelligence, there must be an external intelligence who caused the creation of the countless complex functioning systems in nature.
- Since the level of complexity of the functioning systems in nature exceed the capabilities of humans to create them, the external intelligence required for the creation of nature is of a much higher level.
- Are we willing to use science honestly?
- Are we willing to truly look at the outcome of scientific reasoning?
- Or do we use science in a dishonest way? Too often mankind is guilty of abuse of science. Many claim they ‘only believe in science’, while in fact they close their eyes for true science… and believe in theories that are in essence contrary to science,
Science is after all not closing your eyes to phenomena, but investigating them, in order to acquire new knowledge, which you can then integrate into your current knowledge. So when a scientist is willing to look at several healing miracles, and observes that these healings are the result of a supernatural force, this is also a scientific proof of God. Healing miracles can be observed all over the world. They can be measured, to see if indeed a healing has taken place, without natural means. And this can be repeated over and over again. The outcome of this scientific research is that healing miracles are real, which proves that when christians pray to God for a healing and it happens, we can conclude that science proves the existence of God. That is honest application of science.
Famous scientists who believed there is scientific proof of God
Many of the most brilliant pioneers of modern science believed in God. Here you find a small selection of the thousands of scientists throughout history, who were convinced there is more evidence pointing toward the existence of God, than there is to support atheism.
More here: https://www.godisreal.today/scientific-proof-of-god/
9-25-19, WeatherChannel --Historic September 2019 Snowstorm Brings Up to 48 inches of Snow, Blizzard Conditions to Northern Rockies. Over a dozen locations in northern Montana saw the highest snowfall this early on record. In Great Falls, Montana the latest storm not only shattered September records, but it was also one of their heaviest snowstorms of all time. The National Weather Service in Great Falls reported that in an average winter season, it takes until the week before Christmas for Great Falls to tally 19.3 inches of seasonal snowfall.
Rider's Digest: The snowman is like a frozen Forrest Gump—look to many of history’s cultural benchmarks, and there you’ll find a forebear of Frosty. It was a snowman who appeared on some of the first postcards, starred in some of the initial silent movies, and was the subject of a couple of the earliest photos, dating all the way back to the 1800s. Snowmen were a phenomenon in the Middle Ages, built with great skill and thought. At a time of limited means of expression, snow was like free art supplies dropped from the sky. It was a popular activity for couples to stroll through town to view the temporary works of chilly art. Snowmen also played a part in one of the bloodiest events in early American history, the Schenectady Massacre of 1690. At the time, Fort Schenectady, in what is now upstate New York, was a remote Dutch settlement under constant threat of attack. But the soldiers guarding the gates, which were frozen open, left a pair of snowmen at their post to protect the town when they left to get out of a blizzard. Unknown to them, a contingent of 210 French Canadian soldiers and Native Americans were approaching. Having traveled over three weeks in knee-deep, slushy snow, they were unfazed by the snowmen and invaded the fort, killing 60 villagers.
Almighty God gives us snow: Job 37:5-6
A Grievous and Sorrowful Time for God's Remnant - BUT, we serve an amazing God
The LORD said to His people: "Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what have I here, that My people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl and My name continually everyday is blasphemed. Therefore, My people shall know My name and they shall know in that day that I am He that doth speak: behold, it is I."
5-2-18, * -- The God of all comfort who comforts us in our tribulation IS faithful! I thank God that He counts me worthy to suffer with the Lord's faithful born again believers in Christ. We endure persecution and tribulation; Jesus warned us ... His ways are definitely not our ways. [Jeremiah 23:14; Isaiah 11:11; Romans 9:29; 2 Peter 2:6]
The Lord is keeping His remnant [Lamentations 3:22] - us - the reproach of people who are scoffing at us for believing in the Promise of the Lord Jesus' Second Coming. Hallelujah! [Matthew 24:36; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-15]
We serve an amazing God - Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ.
[Matthew 28:2-4, Mark 1:27; Luke 5:26; John 14:6]
God Warned the Nations:
DON’T DIVIDE THE LAND OF ISRAEL
12-17-19, Presstv.com -- A Lebanese TV network has published what it reported to be a draft of US President Donald Trump’s controversial deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which envisages the establishment of a “New Palestine,” with occupied Jerusalem al-Quds remaining under mostly Israeli control and Saudi Arabia replacing Jordan as custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosques. Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud says the Muslims/Arabs aka "Palestinians" in Israel should accept peace deal or 'shut up!' Reportedly, if:
- Israel rejects the deal, the US will end economic support for the regime.
- The Islamic terror group ruling Gaza "Hamas" and the PLO oppose the agreement, Washington will end all financial support it provides to Palestinians and prevent funding provided by other nations.
- The PLO accepts the plan and Hamas or the Islamic Jihad dismiss it, then the two groups would bear the responsibility of their decision.
- Any military confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the US will still support Israel.
- “The Day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near” — “Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound and alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the Day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.” (Joel 2:1)
- “Return to Me,” says the Lord — “‘Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.” (Joel 2:12-13).
- Do not divide the Land of Israel — In my message about the final chapter of the Book of Joel, I explained the warning to the nations that the Lord gives. I focused in particular on Joel 3:2 (which is 4:2 in the Hebrew Bible) in which the Lord says, “I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” The Bible is very clear: the Lord is going to judge all the nations for dividing up the Land of Israel. Let the United Nations and the United States and the European Union and the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government itself be warned. More here
Obama's Apologies: How he humiliated the USA
6-2-09, Heritage -- As Obama embarks  on his second major overseas tour to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France; the world does not need yet another apology. On several occasions Obama has sought to apologize for the actions of the USA when addressing a foreign audience. Obama's speech, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009: "So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we've allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there's something more that has crept into our relationship. In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."
President Trump Is Making America Respected & Great Again
8-7-17, Investors.com -- Allies of the USA are realizing that Uncle Sam has limits to his generosity. Despite some political bluster, Pres Trump has kept our commitment to NATO while raising pressure for all nations to honor their obligations and pay their fair share. Our relationship with key nations is improving. Using diplomacy, Pres Trump has developed good relationships with leaders around the world in an effort to strengthen ties and avoid conflict.
The job market is improving, unemployment fell from 4.8% in October to 4.4% in June. This year, the civilian labor force participation rate hit 160 million Americans, a record never once reached in eight years under Obama.
10-15-19, RenewAmerica.com -- The leftists in the Democrat Party want a Godless society in the United States, just like their leftist counterparts have done in Europe. Anyone who remembers the political scene of the mid-20th Century may have trouble reconciling that Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy belong to the same political party as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. The Democrat Party is not the party of anyone's parents who - as conservative Roman Catholic Democrats - cheered when FDR spoke of World War II as the war to preserve "Christian Civilization," or when at JFK's inauguration he spoke "that the rights of man coming not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." JFK's Inaugural Address. given almost 60 years ago, was inspirational. He addressed what it is to be an American with the main themes of freedom, peace, God's role in our lives and service to others or personal accountability. More here
5-22-17, Carol Swain, PragerUniv -- Did you know that the Democrat Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK & fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? In 1854 the Republican Party was founded as an anti-slavery political party. Former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest [Dem] was the KKK’s first grand wizard; in 1869, he unsuccessfully tried to disband it after he grew critical of the Klan’s excessive violence but failed. In Tennessee under a platform of philosophized white racial superiority, the KKK employed violence as a means of pushing back Reconstruction and its enfranchisement of African Americans. In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan. More here from History.com
"HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING!"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Christ by highest Heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Hail the Heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
12-12-19, In 280 AD Saint Nicholas a Christian leader born in Patara, Lycia [present day Turkey*] who provided for the sick and needy; he is the basis for the popular character of Santa Claus. After his death [343 AD], the legend of his gift-giving grew. Saint Nicholas transformed into the legendary character called Santa Claus, who brings Christmas presents to children around the world. In 2017, a team from the University of Oxford using radiocarbon tested a fragment of a human bone said to be from Saint Nicholas confirming that the bone fragment, owned by an American priest, dated from the saint's era. Archaeologists then hoped to match the bone to others purportedly belonging to Saint Nicholas, including those housed - since the 11th century - in a crypt in Bari, Italy. *More about Patara, Lycia [Turkey]
"Little baby on the hay,
Soon there'll be another day
When nails shall pierce Your hands and feet As You provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne
We life our praise to You alone
For Your're the Gift that we receive
The moment that our hearts believe."
-- Roy Lessin
"It came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."
Luke 2:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-20
Chanukah aka Hanukkah: What's the Foundation for the Celebration? Dedication of the Jewish Temple in 165 BC
Chanukah is the story of a people rebelling against an oppressive tyranny – Jewish people. History reports the beginning when Alexander the Great conquered Syria, Egypt and Judea. Alexander was smart enough to let people pretty much go on observing their own religions and customs, but a successor of his, the Seleucid Greek King Antiochus IV in 165 B.C. began forbidding Jewish practices and enforced the worship of pagan gods. A Jewish Priest named Mattathias the Hasmonean took the first blow and his son, Judah “The Hammer” Maccabee, led the successful Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids. They cleaned out all the satanic stuff and rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem to God. They found that they were out of oil for their menorah lamp, but miraculously it burned for eight days. Chanukah, known also as The Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days and the ritual involves lighting an increasing number of candles each night to commemorate each day of the miracle. The independent state of Israel then lasted until the Romans took over in around 63 B.C [..snip]
Jewish parents keep their children happy by providing them with gifts for the eight days of Chanukah while Christian children enjoy Christmas. Celebrating Chanukah with his or her family allows a Jewish child to build up a store of lovely memories; never confusing Chanukah with Christmas. It’s a time for families to recount the glories of Jewish history and instill sweet memories in children making them proud to be Jewish. To let them know that we have our own great heroes.
*Excerpted and adapted full report from David A. Kaufman, the Yankee son of Stuart Kaufman, a commercial real estate lawyer in New York. He also does stand-up comedy and is a proud member of the Friars Club here More here
The Miracle - Chanukah - Hanukkah
Hanukkah for the year 2019 is celebrated/observed at sundown Sunday, December 22 ending at sundown on Monday, December 30. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival. ... They had no oil BUT GOD ... there was the miracle of Chanukah was that they lit the menorah with this oil for eight days—that the flame of selfless sacrifice blazed beyond a moment of truth, beyond a day of reckoning.
There’s a Big Difference in the Happiness of the Governed When Righteous & God Fearing People Are in Authority
“Wisdom and understanding is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Godless men should not rule or lay snares for the people. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
12-23-19, In any nation the people cannot rejoice except the righteous are in authority. Leaders' duty is to promote the happiness of the people. This is especially true of those who are exalted into high rank, dignified with honors and vested with authority. Those who are of an exalted station, without attending to the duties for which he/she was ‘hired,’ to a degree, are criminal both in the eyes of God and man.
The deficiencies in civil life can be supplied only by faith in almighty God aka “religion.” The first duty of a governor/leader is therefore to diligently observe and have reverence for God and His laws. The first duty of subjects/citizens of a nation is obedience to its laws. No person thinks laws unnecessary – consider traffic laws – it would be utter mayhem if there were no four way stops!
Laws are easily obeyed by those who add to human sanctions … the obligations of conscience, morality and obedience to almighty God. [Romans 13:1-2, 3-7]
Short list of advantages citizens enjoy under a righteous government:
- The people are encouraged; their spirit is enlivened making them eager to produce and obey righteous laws that protect the innocent.
- Righteousness exalts a nation and spreads its respect to all nations.
- Receive almighty God’s blessings. [Psalm 1:1-3, 3:8, 5:12, 32:10]
There are diverse opinions about the righteousness and morality of the current US President Donald Trump. Who can deny that the nation has prospered and been blessed since he entered the White House? Clearly one of almighty God’s admonitions is that those who bless Israel will be blessed; and no other US president has shown such true friendship to the Jewish state than Donald John Trump. [Genesis 12:3] President Trump has also worked to limit and reduce the murder of innocent babies in their mother's womb. We must pray for President Trump's increased faith and obedience to almighty God.
Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate His rule
with trembling. Psalm 2:10-11; Proverbs 11:14
The Ins and Outs of Delaying a Senate Impeachment Trial
What the Dems Are Up To - What Does the US Constitution Say?
Apparently the House Democrats got their idea to delay sending their articles of impeachment over to the Senate from Harvard Law School’s Professor Laurence H. Tribe.  who has been a strong advocate for impeaching President Trump. [..] He opined in a Wash-Post op-ed that “the House, whose historical role is to prosecute articles of impeachment in the Senate after exercising its ‘sole’ power to impeach, is under no affirmative constitutional obligation to do so instantly.” [..] Relying on Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution that says each legislative chamber sets its own rules, Professor Tribe also tweeted that “It’s up to the House when and how to prosecute its case in the Senate.” However, Article I, Section 3 provides that “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” [..]
Speaker Pelosi and her cohorts are trying to exploit these Senate rules by delaying the rules’ trigger for Senate trial action. However, there's no constitutional requirement that the Senate must wait to act until the House formally names its prosecution managers and presents its articles of impeachment to the Senate. The Senate alone has the power to set and to change its own rules.
*Excerpted and adapted original full article from FrontPage here
 Professor Tribe here
12-19-19, Hotair -- Lawyers are looking at various options for proceeding if House doesn't send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pres Trump doesn't want it to be left hanging; he wants an acquittal - Dems do not want acquittal. Now that Pelosi refuses to send the articles to the Senate; the stalemate question has an impeachment even happened? The argument is that a trial in the Senate must be held on whether to remove the President for it to be an impeachment. Also, if Pres Trump has officially been impeached, the U.S. Senate should already have jurisdiction. Backers of the theory argue that the clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the Senate “the sole power to try all impeachments” indicating that the impeachment isn’t formalized until the House delivers the articles to the Senate. Many Dems are nervous that Senate Majority Leader McConnell may decide not to dispose of the matter at all and just leave it dangling over the House’s head throughout 2020 frozen in place. [Pres Trump calls this hoax of an impeachment: 'Impeachment lite!' ha ha] More here
Calm Before the Storm?
The Apostle Paul said, "I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ Who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."
12-22-19, John Haller is back bringing news about the state of the world. From New Zealand killer volcano, 15 year prison sentences for burning a homosexual "pride" flag: A US judge has handed down a sentence of at least 15 years to a man who stole an LGBT pride flag from a church and burned it outside a strip club.
Outrage in Europe because someone simply said that sex is determined at birth, it is clear that chaos is gathering on multiple fronts, building momentum and getting ready to unleash a hoard of deception unlike the world has ever seen. Update on Middle East ... Israel, Turkey, Syria, Iran and more.
One hour twenty minute video here
"There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people." 2 Timothy 3:1-5; see also: Luke 17:26-30; Matt 24:37-39
Traditional Hymns of Faith
Celebrating Birth of Messiah Jesus Christ
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1 John 5:13
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