My King of Old
12-21-19, The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has broken many records ... following is a short bio:
11-22-19, Benjamin Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. In 1963 his family moved to the US when his father Benzion Netanyahu, a prominent historian and Zionist activist, was offered an academic post. At the age of 18, Benjamin returned to Israel, where he spent five distinguished years in the army where he was wounded on duty, serving as a captain in an elite commando unit, the Sayeret Matkal. He took part in a raid on Beirut's airport in 1968 and fought in the 1973 Middle East war. After his military service, PM Netanyahu went to university in the US earning a bachelor's and master's degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Netanyahu setup an anti-terrorism institute in his brother, Jonathan Netanyahu's memory [killed in 1976 rescue in Entebbe, Uganda] in 1982 became Israel's deputy chief of mission in Washington. And in 1984 Benjamin Netanyahu was appointed Israel's permanent representative at the UN.
In 1988 he returned to Israel working in domestic politics, winning a seat for the Likud party in the Knesset (parliament) and becoming deputy foreign minister. He later became party chairman and in 1996, following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, he became Israel's first directly elected prime minister.
Despite having fiercely criticized the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Arabs/Muslims aka "Palestinians," Mr Netanyahu signed a deal handing over 80% of Hebron [land for peace against God’s will see Joel 3:2] to Muslims control and agreed to further withdrawals from Judea & Samaria aka West Bank.
He lost the office of PM in 1999 to Labour leader Ehud Barak, PM Netanyahu's former commander. Succeeded as Likud leader by Ariel Sharon. After Mr Sharon was elected prime minister in 2001 and in 2005 forcibly removed 9,000 Jews from Gaza, Mr Netanyahu had returned to government in 2003, first as foreign minister and then as finance minister; but he resigned in 2005 protesting the GAZA withdrawal [Joel 3:2]. PM Sharon suffered a massive stroke soon after the Gaza withdrawal and Benjamin won back leadership of Likud.
In March 2009 Benjamin won back the Prime Ministership. He agreed to an unprecedented 10-month freeze on Jewish homes aka "settlement" construction in the West Bank, enabling peace talks with Palestinians, but negotiations collapsed in late-2010. Although in 2009 he publicly announced his conditional acceptance of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, he later toughened his position, pledging 10 years later that such a state "will not be created, not like the one people are talking about. It won't happen."
In the past few years Prime Minister Netanyahu has been dogged by accusations of corruption and bribery; fancy gifts [cigars, champagne, etc] and positive media reports charges being announced in November 2019. The Prime Minister has denied all charges as the courts proceed; the spectacle of a trial threatens to bring ignominious closure to an extraordinary career. More here
Ten Best Foods to Boost Your Brain, Memory and Health
12-21-19, The control center of our body is the brain that keeps our heart beating and lungs breathing and allowing us to move, feel and think. The foods we eat play a role in keeping the brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration.
About 60% of our brain is made of fat, and half of that fat is the omega-3 kind.
Your brain uses omega-3s to build brain and nerve cells and these fats are essential for learning and memory
Omega 3-s also have a couple additional benefits for your brain and may slow age-related mental decline and help ward off Alzheimer's disease. Not getting enough omega-3s is linked to learning impairments, as well as depression.
Studies show that people who ate baked or broiled fish regularly had more of the nerve cells that control decision making, memory and emotion [gray matter].
Foods that are good for us:
12-21-19, Beliefnet.com -- Charles Schultz, nicknamed "Sparky," was born in 1922 and had a deep passion for his faith - he became a Christian after WWII when his father introduced him to a pastor from the Church of God in Minnesota. He later served for ten years as a Methodist Sunday school teacher in California. During 1965 he fought CBS TV execs over his Christmas segment - they didn't want religion involved on the show. Schultz never backed down, and it aired with Linus sharing the meaning of Christmas as he read from the Bible about the birth of Christ. Luke 2: 8-14:
"... For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.... ." That's what Christmas is all about.
Over the years, Schultz marked up nearly every page of his Bible underlining meaningful passages, transcribing timelines and filling margins with explanations drawn from his commentaries and scrawled out personal insights. He once said: "I preach in these cartoons and I reserve the same rights to say what I want to say as the minister in the pulpit." He is missed, he passed to Jesus in 2000.
"This is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God Whom You have sent."
John 17:3; John 3:18, 36; Philippians 2:6-11
What was the partridge doing in the pear tree? The song was a rhyme to instruct children in the Catholic or Christian faith during the Reformation of God. Rev Mark Lawson Jones suggests in his book:
- One partridge – Jesus
- Two turtle doves – the Old and New Testaments
- Three French hens – faith, hope and charity
- Four calling birds – the four Gospels
- Five gold rings – the Pentateuch
- Six geese a-laying – the six days of creation
- Seven swans a-swimming – the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Eight maids a-milking – the Beatitudes
- Nine ladies dancing – the nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians
- Ten lords a-leaping – the Ten Commandments
- Eleven pipers piping – the 11 faithful apostles
- Twelve drummers drumming – the 12 tribes of Israel
Patheos.com, December 2017, 'Incognito' Here: goo.gl/vXHJit
Iowa: Adolfo Martinez Sentenced 16 years in Prison for Burning Homosexual Rainbow Flag
“Would stealing an American flag and setting it on fire earn anyone prison time?” ... “Absolutely not.”
The Washington Times - Why does the left cheer when the American flag is burned? No one goes to jail for that, but they do for burning an activist movement's flag? Abomination!
6-13-19, Nancy Brinker, Newsmax -- In an age of increasingly divisive rhetoric, everyone — the media, our public leaders, the general public — has a role to play in the restoration of civility in public discourse. As someone who has endured partisan attacks and faced heated public controversy, I also know we must strive for respectful disagreement and constructive compromise.
12-19-19, Star Tribune -- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trying to dictate the Senate procedures for her sham of an impeachment of Pres Trump is not going so well ... some suggest there'll never be a trial because Mrs Pelosi is afraid to turn over the articles of impeachment fearing no conviction. Pres Trump mocked on Twitter: “Now the Do Nothing Party want to Do Nothing with the Articles.”
12-20-19, YahooFinance -- Phase One includes an agreement from China to buy $50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the two countries could sign the first phase of the deal as soon as January.
US-CHINA TRADE DEAL IS A 'REAL BREAKTHROUGH' - "It’s just going through what I would consider to be a technical, legal scrub and we’ll be releasing the document and signing it in the beginning of January 2020."
Zechariah's Visions: The Ephah and the Women
“Then the angel that talked with me . . . said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.”
12-19-19, Henry Morris, III -- The ephah is a volume measure, similar to a bushel basket (Leviticus 19:36). The woman inside is defined as “wickedness” (Zechariah 5:8). The ephah is lead-sealed (contained) by God Himself and is taken (while contained) to Shinar by two women with wings like a stork (Zechariah 5:9-11).
These two women are difficult to identify. It is possible that they are Aholah and Aholibah described in Ezekiel 23:1, with Aholah representing Samaria as an adulteress with Assyria and Aholibah substituting for Jerusalem as the adulterous wife of Jehovah. It is also possible that these two women could represent Israel and later the church involvement with the worldly system of Babylon. In either case, these two women enable “wickedness” to be brought to Shinar and allow Babylon to be “established” (Zechariah 5:11). The New Testament counterpart of these events is probably the decadent woman pictured in Revelation 17:4.
This segment of Zechariah’s visions seems to set the stage for God’s harvest. There is the vision of the scroll of judgment impacting the entire earth; then this basket of “wickedness” that resembles conditions “through all the earth.” And lastly the house in the land of Shinar that is “established” before the four chariots (Zechariah 6:1) begin their final work. While these prophecies are not pleasant to anticipate, God “hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Source
Zechariah's Visions: The Flying Roll
“Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll . . . the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.”
12-18-19, Henry Morris, III -- The large “flying roll” pictured for Zechariah is 30 feet long and 15 feet wide, signifying the enormity of its purpose. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah all speak of a roll in terms of judgment that is coming on Israel and Babylon (Jeremiah 36:2; Ezekiel 2:9-10).
This roll contains the curse that goes forth over the “face of the whole earth” (Zechariah 5:13)—a phrase that is only used five other times in all of Scripture: God warns Noah of the coming Flood (Genesis 6:7), the population under the leadership of Nimrod rebels at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4), God sends the plague of locusts on Egypt (Exodus 10:15), the vast empire of Greece destroys and overcomes Persia (Daniel 8:5), and a day will come “on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:35).
The parallel to the scroll with the seven seals in Revelation is striking. Revelation 6:1-8 tells of the four horsemen who carry out the judgment of the first four seals that parallel the ninth vision of Zechariah (6:1-8). Revelation 6:12-17 describes the “great earthquake” that is parallel to the earthquake foretold by Haggai (2:6-7, 21-23). Revelation chapters 6–10 describe the judgments that impact both the planet itself and the population.
Zechariah’s roll judges those who steal and swear and will be “cut off.” The implication is that those unfit for the people of God will be “cleansed” from the final kingdom. Since the obvious purpose of these visions is to give assurance of the ultimate victory of God, we can be confident that “God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14). Source
12-18-19, All the Democrat Congress people in the Democrat-led House of Representatives voted yes to impeach US President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress & abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine. The articles of impeachment are now expected to be sent to the Senate, where they'll hear witnesses & vote to acquit or convict the president. The chief justice of the US Supreme Court, John Roberts will preside.
Three Democrats did not vote to impeach Pres Trump: TULSI GABBARD voted present, Jeff Van Drew [NJ] & Collin Peterson [MN] voted 'NAY.'
Pres Trump favors a robust trial, with testimony from witnesses, including Joe Biden's son, Hunter & the whistle-blower. A two-thirds majority vote is required in the 100-member Senate to remove a president from office; it's made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 independents. At least 20 Republicans would have to vote with all Democrats and the two independents to remove the president from which is extremely unlikely.
She's stalling hoping to get a conviction - not lookin' good now
12-19-19, DailyMail -- US Congress Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi says she won't send articles of impeachment to the Senate until Republicans promise a 'fair' trial. Whether or not it's EVER sent over to the Senate for a trial ... the verdict that President Donald Trump WAS IMPEACHED is on his record regardless if there's no conviction just like Pres Clinton. Sad. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell a short time before Pelosi,said that she and her fellow Democrats were getting "cold feet" and were "afraid" to send their "shoddy" articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi shot back, "The Constitution's framers suspected that "we might might have rogue president. I don't think they suspected that we'd have a rogue president and a rogue leader in the Senate at the same time."
McConnell later sought out reporters to say, "It's beyond me how the speaker and the Democrat leader in the Senate [Chuck Schumer [NY] think withholding the articles of impeachment and not sending them over gives them leverage - is beyond me. Frankly, I'm not anxious to have the trial, if she thinks her case is so weak she doesn't want to send it over, throw me into that briar patch." More from ABC-Chicago here
PRAY: ‘Please, God, Bless America’
President Donald Trump is genuine ...
"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit."
12-18-19, I think Donald Trump is a man chosen by God … for such a time as this. Today, as the wicked haters contrive and seek to remove President Trump from office, they've been plotting since before the day he entered the oval office. We need to pray for the hearts and minds of the Congressmen & women to vote to keep President Trump in office and do away with this ridiculous impeachment effort.
Donald J. Trump loves America and Americans like no other president has in my lifetime. So far, it’s clear that America is recovering from the downward spiral she was on. Our nation has been given a reprieve; we have our country back with a leader who has our nations best interests again. THIS president and Vice President Michael Pence recognize God as our Father in all matters.
The Bible tells us “Ye shall know them by their fruits,” (Matthew 7:16), and since day one of President Trump’s presidency his actions prove he loves America, her citizens and almighty God. Let all who love our nation and love God speak these words as a constant prayer:
Please bless America, President Trump
his family and his staff.
In the precious name of Jesus I pray.
Defiance Through Compliance: Soldiers Should Be Armed on Base - The Deep State Hoodwink
12-13-19, Dean Weingarten -- Under Obama Dept of Defense [DoD] Directive 5210.56 [soldiers to be unarmed on base] is a classic example of defiance by compliance in US military management. It was put into effect 10 days after Donald Trump was elected, but long before he was inaugurated. When President Trump took office, it was already done; he had *no* input into the directive. Why so restrictive? To minimize the possibility of anyone actually being able to carry in defense of self and others. What can President Trump do to reverse this perverse policy? The following would be another promise kept by PresTrump:
1. Give clear direction to the DoD to change the policy to encourage carry by military service members for protection of self and others.
2. Make clear the oath to defend the Constitution includes defense of the Second Amendment.
3. Make clear defense of self and others will be considered a part of the service members’ who participate in official duties, and as such, is protected by law.
4. Demand clear, positive incentives for Commanders to issue permits for such carry. Reverse the current incentives, which are all aimed at minimizing the number of service members carrying for defense of self and others.
Bloomberg, Praised by Pelosi, to Donate $10 Million to ...
12-11-19, Yahoo -- Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg will continue his unprecedented spending spree by committing $10 million to help vulnerable House Democrats stave off Republican challengers in 2020. In 2018, Bloomberg spent more than $100 million to help elect a Democrat-led House through his own group, Independence USA PAC. In February, he promised to spend $500 million to deny Trump a second term in 2020.
Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats
12-10-19, MSN -- Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg will continue his unprecedented spending spree by committing $10 million to help vulnerable House Democrats stave off Republican challengers in 2020. The money, which is meant to even an arms race on the 2020 congressional battlefield, was cheered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been fielding concerns from some of her members over a costly Republican advertising offensive.
Problems, Problems, Problems
“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.”
11-18-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- The 55th Psalm is a psalm of “complaint” (Ps 55:2) by David giving insight into his thought process as he tried to deal with the great problems and burdens that were overwhelming him. His first instinct was to run away from them, flying like a dove far off into the wilderness.
The prophet Jonah (whose name means “dove”) tried that strategy years later, only to encounter even worse problems (Jonah 1:3, 15). One does not solve problems by fleeing from them.
Then, David decided to berate those who were causing him trouble and to complain about them to the Lord. “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice” (Psalm 55:17). The words “pray, and cry aloud” here actually mean “complain and mourn.” “Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues” (Ps 55:9). “Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell” (Ps 55:15). His burdens were all the heavier because those whom he had trusted as friends and colleagues were now using deceit and guile against him (Ps 55:11-12, 13-14), and the injustice of it all was almost more than he could endure. But complaints and imprecations were also unsatisfying: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
Finally, the Lord gave him an answer, and David found the rest for which he had been so fretfully searching. Here it is: “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). The last phrase of the psalm is “but I will trust in thee” (Ps 55:23).
The way to deal with burdens and problems is not to flee from them or to fret about them but to turn them over to the Lord: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) Source
FISA Court Judge Colyer:
'Applications unreliable ..."
12-17-19, FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer fundamentally infers the Dept Of Justice [DOJ] informed the court that additional FISA applications should now be considered unreliable as a result of the FBI Office of General Counsel compromise (Kevin Clinesmith): Collyer Comments About FBI in Response to Evidence of FISA Fraud
– Likely More Unreliable Applications…
12-17-19, To fully understand today’s response order (pdf here) from FISA Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer to the DOJ/FBI, a little background context is needed.
As we noted, last weekend HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes dropped the gloves and essentially stated the DOJ/FBI were conspiring against U.S. citizens with the wilful participation of the FISA court. This was a stunning, albeit unreported, development.
Nunes change in posture is important because he outlined that without severe corrective action the FISC should be dismantled. Additionally, on the specific issues of fraudulent applications to the FISC, in February 2018 Devin Nunes and former Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte had prior communication to Judge Collyer with warnings. Very strongly worded warnings and concerns. So there’s a history on this exact issue. [More from Fox News here]
Today, Judge Rosemary Collyer responds to the DOJ and FBI about the inspector general investigation and subsequent findings. [pdf here – and full embed below] Having read her writings, and understanding that everything FISC is classified, it is possible to see between the lines she writes.
Collyer outlines in her order how the DOJ-NSD and FBI reported issues to the FISC in October and November prior to the IG report release. Essentially, Collyer infers the DOJ informed the court that additional FISA applications should now be considered unreliable as a result of the FBI Office of General Counsel compromise (Kevin Clinesmith):
The Oct/November DOJ notification led to a December 5, 2019 order by Judge Collyer.
On December 9, 2019 when the IG report was made public, the FISC was given a declassified version of the report and was able to review for the first time. It was from that IG review that Collyer was able to establish the full context of the fraud upon the court. The court was given no advanced notification as to the totality of fraud upon the FISC other than a preliminary ‘head’s up’ on the OGC Clinesmith compromise.
As a result of the IG report, Collyer is now telling the DOJ to declassify her response of December 5th, because she is going to make it public. Judge Collyer is not asking the ODNI (ostensibly now AG Bill Barr), to declassify her response – she is telling him to declassify it.
The bottom line is without actual legal accountability for the fraud, everything is just a matter of words without consequence. Judge Collyer is angry, but so what… is she going to hold anyone accountable? Thus the frustration outlined by Devin Nunes last weekend. Judicial opinions, strongly worded letters, court orders, insufferable justifications, and government promises of corrective actions are meaningless when real Americans are harmed by gross abuses of power - just ask Carter Page. Source here
An Apology To Carter Page
12-16-19, JonathanTurley.org -- The case of Carter Page is far from the first time that the Deep State has violated the law to achieve their objectives and gotten away with it. Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has never been given a fair hearing, let alone a trial, to clear his name. As the two political parties spin the results of a report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, one matter remains unaddressed. Someone needs to apologize to Page.
Only two in over 10,000 applications were turned down by the FISA Court.
According to ABC News, 3-4-17: Annually in the USA more than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, and the vast majority are approved. Example: from 2009 to 2015, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety. The wire tapping request of presidential candidate businessman Donald J. Trump's offices is very troubling as the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap his offices that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court is very disturbing. The odds of this happening were 0.02% . More here from Gateway Pundit
Devin Nunes had it right on Sunday…. shut down the FISA court!
12-15-19, ConservativeTreeHouse.com -- I think Devin Nunez is brave, and afraid, but goes forward in spite of well founded fear. ... until such time as the FBI cures their ailment, the FISA desk is shut down indefinitely on the grounds of fraudulent behavior by a still-operating organization that has not changed course or personnel.
State of Virginia USA Has Sanctuary County & Cities
The state of Virginia continues to defeat the majority of illegal immigrant legislation. The state wants to leave things up to the feds and don't want to take action on their own. Much of the state just doesn't care enough about the illegal immigrants to do anything about them. Virginia cannot have Sanctuary Cities because the Commonwealth is bound by the Dillon Rule, which means that no locality can have a law that violates state law.
22 Virginia Counties Sanctuary
11-30-19, Breitbart -- Nearly two dozen counties in Virginia have declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status ahead of Democrats taking control of the state legislature in 2020. Gun control Democrats won the night on November 5, 2019, securing enough seats to take control of the Virginia legislature. Gov. Ralph Northam (D-same guy said okay to let baby born alive die) reacted to the victory by planning a war on guns. The laws they want have proven ineffective elsewhere...
12-17-19, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R] is rejecting the Democrats' push for fresh impeachment witnesses against Pres Trump as they're making a last-ditch plea to “turn back from the cliff" of Wednesday's 12/18/19 expected vote to send the case to the Senate for trial. McConnell effectively slapped the door shut on Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY], who wants to call top White House officials for the Senate trial, which is set to start next year if the House impeaches Trump this week. McConnell said, “If House Democrats’ case is this deficient, this thin, the answer is not for the judge and jury to cure it here in the Senate. The answer is that the House should not impeach on this basis in the first place.''
"Jesus is the King of Kings”
And So Much Good News!
Humanly speaking, the Lord Jesus Christ is from the Davidic Dynasty, but in power, glory, righteousness, and in every other way He’s rightly called the greater David and that government will be on His shoulders. The Holy Bible’s Old and New Testaments reveal that the future King - during the millennium and all eternity - is Jesus Christ and Him alone.
12-9-19, * -- In a world full of sad and painful news, there is good news today as we again celebrate the birth of the Lord and Messiah Jesus – CHRISTMAS! Jesus was born through miraculous means – His was a virgin birth as Mary ‘knew no man’ [Luke 1:34] and He displayed miraculous divine power during His ministry on earth. He gave up His life and arose from the dead; and He's going to return and will reign from Jerusalem. [Isaiah 9:6-7] This is one reason why US President Trump moving the US embassy to Israel’s capitol of Jerusalem is important; it’s a very prophetic thing that the world’s superpower recognizes Jerusalem. [Zechariah 14:2-4] [..snip]
The Gospel of Christ is often described as the “good news” and so it is. It is, however, too often limited to a single aspect of the “good news” of forgiveness and salvation that comes exclusively through Jesus Christ [John 14:6], which is good news indeed!
Other good news is that He’s preparing a place for us in His Father’s house [John 14:2] and that He is coming again to receive us unto Himself and will rule the nations. [John 14:3-4]. Althogh many prophesies have been fulfilled; we know the governments have not yet been upon His shoulders as prophesied [Isaiah 9:6] and that there’s been no peace on earth and goodwill between men.
We need to recognize that in order for Jesus to return to the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem and the Jews to look upon Him whom they pierced, the Jews need to be back in the land and in full possession of Jerusalem. The good news is, they are!
Jesus Who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah [Revelation 5:5] is going to return and bring peace on earth and goodwill toward men. When He does, we Christians, will be coming with Him [Revelation 19:14]. It’s good news that the Jews will have their eyes open to their Messiah; that Christ will rule the nations in righteousness and there’ll be no end to His Kingdom’s rule! Hallelujah! [Revelation 19:16, Luke 1:33]
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20
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Eddie James: "You fault us for praying for our President Trump? Angry critics should 'Check your heart!'
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8-2-17, Politico -- Disgraced former FBI Dir James Comey who was hired by Obama & fired by Trump lands a lucrative book deal with Flatiron Books. Comey’s shameful and despicable book: 4-13-18, The Hill -- Some things are more important than book profits and movie deals, but not to despicable James Comey who’s book, “A Higher Loyalty' started out at $29.99 now five bucks at Amazon - clearly a failure of a book. It is a shameful, vain and horribly ill-advised book that anyone who has already paid for it could ask for his or her money back.
IG Report Finds FBI Doctored Evidence Lying to the FISA
12-9-19, RedState.com -- Dept of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz' 476 page report found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) deliberately doctored evidence it presented to the nation’s top spy court in order to gain authority to spy on a key Trump affiliate. …While the report does not go so far as to definitively claim bias against Trump in the investigation (mostly due to the ridiculously high standard of proof Horowitz set), it is still a damning rebuke of FBI misconduct.
Anyone claiming this exonerates James Comey or clears the department is lying to you. We also know that Durham’s investigation is heating up and that he claims to have evidence Horowitz doesn’t have.
DOJ inspector general: Comey 'violated' FBI rules
8-29-19, WashExaminer -- The Justice Dept inspector general released a scathing report on former FBI Dir James Comey's  notes memorializing his conversations with Pres Trump, finding that he arranged for them to be released to the media. Comey, was U.S. attorney for the So District of New York in early 2000s. He became FBI director in 2013, under Obama leading the investigation into then Sec of State Mrs Clinton's emails. Inspector Gen Horowitz faulted Comey saying his actions "We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling & dissemination of certain memos violated Dept and FBI policies and his FBI Employment Agreement." Horowitz criminally referred Comey to the Justice Department for his conduct, but the agency declined to prosecute.
"God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations."
12-13-19, Australian Pastor Steve Cioccolanti has done an in depth report about the US Impeachment laws and our courts. He reports that 19 federal judges have been impeached in the history of the nation and that impeachment isn't just for presidents.
He also shares what the late Kim Clement said in 2014 about a 'gold president.'
Only 24 min video here: https://bit.ly/2rGwOpQ
Pastor Steve asks us all to pray Psalm 82:1-8 for 30 days as the wicked do their dirty deeds attempting to destroy President Trump:
Israel & the Church
The Apostle Peter said: "This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people; your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on My menservants and maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days."
12-15-19, The prophecy update this week has Pastor Mike Clapham filling in for Brother John Haller who is sick with the flu. Pastor Mike is teaching on understandiong the relationship of Israel and the Church.
While Israel and the Church are distinct, the Bible does not present them as separate; rather, they are connected and related even in their distinctiveness.
Consider: Romans 11:17-24 & Revelation 21:9-14
The prophecy of Joel 2:28-32 as cited by the Apostle Peter in Acts 2:17 also illustates this principle. Fifty-nine minute video here
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Even CNN Host Won't Let Jerry Nadler Get Away with hypocrisy...
12-14-19, WesternJournal -- CNN's Dana Bash wasn’t willing to let Nadler get away with this hypocrisy she asked: "So, you are willing to impeach the president with no Republican votes, correct?”
Trump approval rating across U.S. steady amid impeachment
12-5-19, WashTimes -- President Trump's job approval rating ratings hold steady regardless of the House Democrats impeachment inquiry circus.
7-18-19, KipperCentral -- US President Trump stated “IF YOU’RE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!” referring to four congresswomen: Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. Several mainstream media called the comment racist. The president wants to enforce the laws of America - one - strong enforcement of immigration laws - while these Congresswomen disagree wanting the abolishment of U.S. Immigration controls (ICE). The women are economically left-leaning, while the president believes that socialism has no place in America. They have been harping about 'children in cages' yet no objection that the detention policy of invading illegal migrant families began with Obama. Three of them support the Muslims not Israel in Middle East while the USA and Pres Trump have been a longtime supporter of the Jewish state of Israel.
“It is Finished!”
Jesus said, "I have finished the work which You have given Me to do."
As we prepare our celebrations and parties on the birthday of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; let us not forget why He came. His suffering and death was the plan to save us from our sin. Thank You, Lord Jesus.
11-21-19, * -- The death and resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment in history of the very mind and intent of God. There is no place for seeing Jesus Christ as a martyr. His death was not something that happened to Him— His life wasn't 'taken' it was given [John 10:11]. His death was the very reason He came.
We should not attempt to build a case for God's forgiveness on the idea that He is our Father and He will forgive us because He loves us. That contradicts the revealed truth of God in Jesus Christ. It makes the Cross unnecessary, and the redemption “much ado about nothing.” God forgives sin only because of the death and shed blood of Christ. God could forgive people in no other way than by our repentance and acceptance trusting Jesus alone for our forgiveness and salvation. The greatest note of triumph ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ— “It is finished!” (John 19:30). That is the final word in the redemption of humankind.
Anything that lessens or completely obliterates the holiness of God, through a false view of His love, contradicts the truth of God as revealed by Jesus Christ. Never allow yourself to believe that Jesus Christ stands with us out of pity and compassion, or that He became a curse for us out of sympathy.
Jesus Christ became a curse for us by divine decree. Our part in realizing the tremendous meaning of His curse is the conviction of sin. Conviction is given to us as a gift of shame and repentance; it is the great mercy of God. Jesus Christ hates the sin in people, and the cross [tree, Acts 5:30] of Calvary is the measure of His hatred.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from the late Oswald Chambers here
USA Paid to Rebuild Europe
1947 Marshall Plan Tariffs
The U.S. was a sucker to keep letting the process remain in place while we lost our manufacturing base to overseas incentives. The investment process from Wall Street (removal of Glass-Stegal) only made the process much more severe and faster. Wall Street was now investing in companies whose best bet (higher profit return) was to pour money overseas. This process created the “USA Rust Belt.”
Fast forward to 2017 through today, and President Trump is now engaged in a massive and multi-dimensional effort to re-balance the entire global wealth dynamic. By putting tariffs on foreign imports he has counter balanced the never-ending Marshal Plan trade program and demanded renegotiation(s). Trump’s goal is reciprocity; however, the EU and Asia, specifically China, don’t want to give up a decades-long multi-generational advantage. One could argue that China’s rise happened inside this period, and as a consequence they have no comprehension of an economic history without the institutional advantages. They’ve never competed with the U.S. under any terms of equivalence or fairness; they’ve only known the advantages. Combine that with the Chinese communist mindset and you get the extreme severity of their position.
No-one, ever, could take on all these interests; the EU, Asia, World Bank, IMF, China, Russia, Iran, U.S. Congress, Democrats, Wall Street, Lobbyists, Hollywood, Corporate Media (foreign and domestic) and the ankle-biters in Never Trump -- all are/were aligned against Main Street USA and against President Trump. They say he’s only one outnumbered man; yet somehow, as unreal as it seems, he’s the one who appears to have them surrounded. Incredible. Lord knows we can’t spare this man. He fights!
Many believe God placed him for such a time as this; the Lord receives our prayers for him, his family and his staff.
More here and here (Reuters)
 G7 Summit photo
 1947 Tariffs on USA 'Marshall Plan'
Jersey City Shooting Six Dead Jews Targeted
12-11-19, ABCNews -- Security video confirms that a police shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a pair of rifle-wielding suspects who allegedly killed a detective and three others was part of a rapid series of crimes, including a deliberate attack on a Jewish deli.
Antisemitism Tirade Victims Blamed
12-11-19, NJ, USA, Dov Hikind -- SHOCKING VIDEO: As Jewish bodies were still laying in cold blood after being murdered by terrorists in Jersey City, USA a rep of @AmericansAA captured spontaneous antisemitic tirades blaming Jews for their own murder and people cheering it on!
Israel Heads for Election #3 in 2019
12-11-19, UPI -- Israel heads for record third election. ... Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, will remain prime minister as he had since the first election in April 2019. Under Israeli law, the Knesset needs least 61 of the 120 seats in the parliament to form government, but when the deadline passed an election was automatically called for March 2020.
Netanyahu Calls for Direct Vote
12-7-19, Bloomberg -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israelis should vote to elect the next government leader directly. Caretaker governments have been in charge since December, after two inconclusive elections ended with both Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz failing to garner enough support for a parliamentary majority.
12-14-19, BBC, Corbin is out, Johnson is in having the majority in Parliament to push the necessary legislation through for Brexit. There's no reason to think that won't happen on schedule; by Jan 31, 2020. Johnson has guaranteed that the transition period will not be extended - creating a potential crunch point, in just over a year's time. Finally, PM Johnson has promised that after the transition period there will be no checks on goods moving within the UK between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- 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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