God Has Bestowed Special Gifts to His Children for THEIR Task
1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Isaiah 40:30-31
8-12-20, Are you sickened and despondent with the current conditions in the USA: the phony numbers of victims of the Covid virus lockdown that’s destroying our economy, the anarchists rioting destroying our cities, the liberal leftists in media and government trying to destroy our president and the ever so tiring mantra and lies being spewed in the lead up to the next presidential election? Well, America is on the brink of total destruction; we need to consider the following message:
* --It's pretty clear to me God sends unique people to be "war leaders." That's a different role from a pastor or church leader; and He sends rescuers in many forms:
Once upon a time during a monsoon rain storm, a nice, humble and devout Christian man, named Bill, was stuck on his roof because of massive flooding up to the 2nd floor. A rowboat came but Bill said, "No, I'm waiting for God. I prayed and I know he's coming." A 2nd rowboat came but Bill again said, "No, I'm waiting for God." Then a 3rd rowboat, but he declined again saying, "No, I'm waiting for God." Alas, the water rose and Bill drowned. In Heaven he asked God: "Where were you God? I prayed. I was faithful. I asked you to save me. Why would you abandon me?" God replied: ‘Bill, Who do you think sent the three rowboats?’
There may still be Americans who object to the rough edges of Donald Trump and hesitate to support him; but now is not the time for a nice humble Christian or a typical Republican powder puff to lead the USA through the horrors now upon us. Perhaps the Lord God almighty has sent us a strong fighter; a warrior for such a time as this. [Esther 4:14]
Clearly God understands we need a "war leader" at this moment in time. Maybe America is dead if a strong man - who loves America - doesn't win this election. Until the Covid virus lockdown began destroying America’s economy – America under President Trump’s guidance -- was on the mend and horrific regulations were removed. Donald John Trump may be God's perfect creation to save America like in the Bible's Old Testament:
“the LORD gave Israel a savior [King Jehoahaz], so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians:” 2 Kings 13:5
Maybe the Lord has given the USA a savior in Donald trump to save the nation from under the hand of the anarchists and liberal leftist Democrats who are destroying the nation. He isn’t perfect, but he’s a patriot capitalist and a warrior who loves America. He’s the perfect warrior to retain American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values.
It's the 4th quarter and we're losing 14-0. We need a miracle. I believe Pres Trump is our miracle "rowboat" sent from almighty God. We must again vote Trump on Nov 3, 2020 ... or it's the end of the American dream.
*Adapted from Carl R Gottstein Jr. & Brian Olesen from Rensselaer, NY full original 2016 message here
7-1-19, WND.com -- Leftist Democrats are excited about California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris running for vice president; she looks like a black female, but she's not African American. The term typically refers to current descendants of black people from Africa who were enslaved in early America. Harris is half Jamaican and half Indian. And her father says their ancestors owned slaves. More here
Ms Harris is trying to play the race card saying she was only black person on stage at a Democrat debate and tried to portray Joe Biden as a racist [but she's Jamaican not black]. She said, "It's personal and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country," Harris said, referring to praise Biden had given segregationists he worked with in Congress. "It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bussed to school every day." [..]
And the anti Semitic crowd of anarchists in Antifa aren't gonna like her support of the Jewish State of Israel.
Isn't It Ironic?
8-12-20, Simon Black -- Does anyone else find this ironic that in the age of #MeToo and BLM, the most ‘woke’  political party in the Land of the Free has chosen a guy with multiple sexual misconduct allegations as its presidential nominee; and a lady who locked up countless black people (many for victimless crimes) as its vice presidential nominee? Sexual misconduct accusations about Joe Biden are pretty much endless. At a minimum it’s seriously creepy.
FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Said She Believed Biden's Rape Accuser ...https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/flashback... 8-12-20, The Federalist -- Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's running mate, said last year that she believes the women who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault.
Ms Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's pick for VP running mate; back in 2011 when she was California's District Attorney, the US Supreme Court ordered the California to release 33,000 prisoners, because its prison system was ‘unconstitutionally’ overcrowded. Harris' office pushed back claiming that prison inmates (who are predominantly minorities) were cheap labor and needed to help fight wildfires. Her record as CA DA involved:
<-- That alone should be the deciding factor… I have hundreds of employees and every single person was put in their position solely because they’re the most qualified. And that’s supposed to be the priority when you hire someone… at least, in a normal, rational world. However, our world is not rational; and hiring someone based on qualifications is no longer a priority.
Joe Biden’s campaign highlighted this new priority of the day when he decided from the outset that his running mate must be a black female, effectively eliminating 93% of the population from consideration for the job. [Kamala is not black she's Jamaican.] Everything else (including actual qualifications for the job) comes second. Sadly now in America:
To your freedom, Simon Black, Founder, SovereignMan.com
 Wokeness: a state of being aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality.
Excerpted and adapted full original report from Simon Black here
Seattle's Black Woman Police Chief Carmen Best Quits ... over budget cuts ... Reduction in Officers & THEIR Protection
8-12-20, CSMonitor -- Seattle Washington's City Council members and residents alike criticized Police Chief Carmen Best for the department’s response to riots and violence as officers were forced to used tear gas, blast balls, pepper spray and other less-lethal weapons. The council claimed it was indiscriminate and at times without provocation with a federal judge restraining their use. Chief Best insisted that officers had a right to defend themselves.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr also lamented Ms. Best’s departure: “This experience should be a lesson to state and local leaders about the real costs of irresponsible proposals to defund the police.”
The council recently voted to cut the department’s current $400 million budget by approximately 1% that was described as a down payment on more ambitious cuts – including removing 911 dispatch from the department and other changes ... also reducing Chief Best's salary ... More here from FoxNews
Jesus Stands at the Door & Knocks
...if anyone hears His voice & opens the door, He will come in to them.. Let us rejoice giving glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come & His bride has made herself ready."
Revelation 3:20; Matthew 24:1-4
8-11-20, As we study God's precious word focusing on prophesy and the Lord Jesus words about His second coming ... surely He is at the doors! The cry ‘the Lord comes’ then all the virgins woke up & trimmed their lamps. At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' The foolish ones took their lamps, but did not take any extra oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. While the five went to buy oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were prepared went in with Him to the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:1-4, 7-8, 10
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when He will return ... that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when He cometh shall find watching.” The Lord Jesus said to: "PRAY & WATCH" Mark 13:33, 37; Luke 12:35-37
The apostle John’s vision: He "saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 3:20, 19:7, 21:2
World’s ‘Skinniest Skyscraper’
Luxurious “Steinway Tower”
111 West 57th Street
Manhattan, New York 10001
2. The skyscraper will be 1,428 feet tall
3. 82 floors: the first 5 will contain shared recreation spaces and high-end retail, while the upper 77 will house luxury apartments – one per floor
4. Situated on New York’s “Billionaire’s Row”
5. The highest apartment is expected to fetch at least $100 million. This might seem high, but would be nothing out of the ordinary for New York: Billionaire Ken Griffin  recently purchased the penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $238 million.
6. The building’s bronze and terracotta façade references New York’s art deco history, with slender mullions that curve upwards towards the crown.
7. Construction required 49,000 cubic yards of concrete.
8. It’s perfectly aligned with the axis of Central Park, giving future residents a symmetrical view of this iconic public space, the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side.
 Kenneth Griffin (born October 15, 1968) is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive (CEO) of the global investment firm Citadel, founded in 1990. Net worth appx $12.8 billion; hometown in Florida
11-6-12, Breitbart -- They’re back, no thanks to Attorney General Eric Holder. Members of the New Black Panther Party are again stalking the polls in Philadelphia. In 2009, the Dept of Justice sought a permanent nationwide injunction against the New Black Panther Party appearing at the polls... [Note: "Cracker" is a derogatory term used by black people for white people.]
Election Day 2012: Problems, Black Panthers surface at Pa. polling places again
11-6-12, Washington Times -- Problems at the polls surfaced early on election day in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, with Republican election monitors being turned away from polling places as members of the New Black Panthers again blocked entrance to polling.
The media was accused of failing to cover the story because liberal sources are reluctant to criticize the Obama Administration. According to a July 2010 article by the Washington Post Ombudsman, the Post received numerous complaints from readers about their lack of coverage of the story, and agreed that the case deserved more coverage than it received and would be given more in the future.
Election Day 2008: Black Panthers Blocking Door At Polling Place
11-4-08, FreeRepublic -- In PA the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case was a political controversy in the United States concerning an incident that occurred during the 2008 election.
Two weeks before George W. Bush left office, the New Black Panther Party and two of its members, Minister King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, were sued by the Department of Justice on claims of voter intimidation for their conduct outside a polling station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Obama Dept of Justice later narrowed the charges against Minister King Shabazz and dismissed the charges against Jackson, the New Black Panther Party and its leader. The dismissals led to accusations that the Obama administration's Dept of Justice was biased against white victims and unwilling to prosecute minorities for civil rights violations. These charges were most notably made by J. Christian Adams, who in May 2010 resigned his post in the Dept of Justice in protest over the Obama administration's alleged mishandling of the case, and by his former supervisor Christopher Coates.
Handling Difficult Circumstances
The Apostle Paul said: "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead."
8-10-20, Dr Charles Stanley -- The apostle Paul understood how to handle tough circumstances. Even while he was confined in a prison cell, he kept his eyes on Christ and firmly trusted in the Savior. Therefore, despite being in chains, he was able to celebrate the Lord’s work in his life. In fact, the epistle he wrote from jail to the Philippians was filled with rejoicing (Philippians 1:18, 2:18, 3:1).
While undergoing terrible trials focusing on Christ is neither a natural reaction nor an easy one. Our instinct is to dwell on the situation at hand, searching for solutions or stewing over the pain and difficulty. As a result, troubles look scary and overwhelm us with a sense of defeat. However, fear and defeat cannot live long in a heart that trusts the Lord. -->
<-- I’m not saying you’ll forget what you’re going through, but you can choose to dwell on His provision and care instead. The Lord Jesus is the Deliverer (2 Cor. 1:10). He is the Healer (Deut. 32:39). He is the Guide (Prov. 3:6). The believer who lays claim to divine promises discovers that God pushes back negative emotions. In their place, hope, confidence, and contentment take up residence (Phil. 4:11). You aren’t going to be happy about a difficult situation, but you can be satisfied that God is in control and up to something good in the midst of trouble.
The Lord’s principles and promises don’t change, no matter how severe or painful our situation may be. If you focus on Christ instead of the circumstances — God will comfort your heart giving you peace as you go through the trial. Then you can answer Paul’s call to “rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4; Hebrews 9:22)
Police Demand to Know Identity & Destination
Refuse? Windows Broken Out & Dragged from Cars~!
Number of Covid Deaths? 313 in nation of 25 million
Police officers and soldiers patrol enforcing fresh, sweeping restrictions imposed including 8 pm curfew
8-2-20, Guardian -- Australia's leader Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced that from 6 pm on Sunday, residents in the Melbourne metropolitan area would be under curfew for six weeks until 13 September...
8-7-20, Victoria Australia has adopted some of the strictest coronavirus rules anywhere in the world, including an 8 p.m. curfew and police roadblocks to discourage any citizens with pesky notions about personal freedom. Police are even allowed into your home to carry out spot checks — without a warrant and without your permission. One or two Australians are resisting and Victoria’s Police Commissioner Shane Patton is responding with the full force of the law. Police report: “We had to smash car windows and pull people out because they wouldn’t give us details… they wouldn’t tell us where they’re going,” declared a senior Australian policeman dressed from head to toe in black.
No, this is not a scene from a prequel to Mad Max where Australia gets taken over by fascists.
This is actually happening right now in the Australian state of Victoria, under the regime of power-crazed, hard left premier Daniel Andrews. (Or ‘Kim Jong Dan’, as he is known locally... “Groups of people who classify themselves as ‘sovereign citizens’ — whatever that might mean — people who don’t think the law applies to them: we’ve seen them at checkpoints baiting police, not providing their name and address.”
So presumably, in order to justify these extreme measures, the state of Victoria must be experiencing an exceptional, indeed, unprecedented crisis? No.
Not even remotely - the state of Victoria has had only 162 deaths attributed to coronavirus. Even in the whole of Australia the total was only 247.
To put this into perspective - less than half the number of people who die in Australia annually from skin diseases and about one-fifth of the number killed in car accidents have succumbed to the Covid virus. More here
Deaths website here
Joe Biden takes black voters for granted
8-6-20, WashingtonExaminer -- For a guy whose greatest professional achievement was when he served as the vice president to America’s first black US President Barack Hussein Obama, Joe Biden sure doesn't sound like a guy who respects black people. The presumptive 2020 Democrat nominee recently claimed in an interview that there is diversity of thought in the Latino community in the United States, unlike in the black community, which he apparently thinks is monolithic and single-minded.
Oh, and remember in 2012 when the then-vice president told a room filled with black people that the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, was...
“gonna put y'all back in chains.”
After a while, it becomes impossible to ignore Biden’s patronizing and, frankly, insulting tone. This is a guy who obviously takes black support for granted. Biden clearly has some opinions on the black community; apparently none of them flattering.
5-22-20, PoliticalInsider.com -- Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee and former VP, Joe Biden said that if black Americans can’t figure out whether or not to support him over Donald Trump for president, “then you ain’t black.” He made the controversial comment as he ended an interview with black man and Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha god. He said quote: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Mr. Charlamagne replied, “It’s a long way until November, we’ve got more questions.”
8-10-20, TechTimes.com -- The smoke seen after the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020 was reported to be explosive Ammonium Nitrate chemical... but it is not. If the explosion was due to explosive Ammonium Nitrate chemical, the smoke's color should be yellow. One of the United Kingdom's leading bomb experts said that the smoke's color determines what kinds of materials have been burning. In the Beirut explosion, the color was unmistakeably orange. The color orange smoke usually happens when military missiles are burning. You can clearly see a brick orange column tending to bright red, typical of lithium participation. Which in the form of lithium-metal is the propellant for military missiles; concluding there were armaments there. Apparently the fire reached other places in the area wherein the armaments might be placed, triggering the orange smoke. It's not clear whether the military gears were deliberately set on fire or not.
Lebanon is Ancient Nation of Tyre
Explosion End Time Prophecy??
"I'm not looking for anti-Christ, I'm looking for JESUS CHRIST ..."
Apostle John's Vision:
" I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." [Islamic Beast??]
Pastor Steve explains the parallels and prophecy fulfillment for the end time scenario as Lebanon is ancient nation of TYRE, 2750 BC, and God had much to say about Tyre. See Ezekiel 26:1-3
Pastor Steve's 31 min video here
8-4-20, ABCNews -- A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, wounding hundreds of people, killing 100+ and causing widespread damage. Israel has denied any involvement and offered humanitarian aid.
'How Great Thou Art!'
The Story Behind Worship Hymn
"How Great Thou Art"
In 1885, Swedish Pastor Carl Boberg was inspired to write this poem in 1885 after he was caught in a sudden thunderstorm. The lightning flashed, the wind blew and the rain poured down. Once the storm had passed, the birds sang again. Lyrics:
Nonstop playlist here
Antifa Sues Seattle Claiming Police Response Has Forced Them To Invest In Better Riot Gear
8-7-20, KIRO7News -- Antifa anarchists have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, claiming that a heavy handed police response to “protests” has forced the group to invest in more expensive riot gear.
KIRO 7 News reports that Antifa is complaining that police use of riot control methods has meant the rioters have had to buy “expensive” protective gear
<-- Lawyers also claim: "Individual protesters subjected to SPD’s unabated and indiscriminate violence now must purchase cost-prohibitive gear to withstand munitions – even when peacefully protesting – as a condition to exercising their right to free speech and peaceable assembly.” [..]
Following several incidents where anarchists threw rocks and incendiary defices at the police, the city council still put an ordinance into place preventing police from using ‘less lethal tools’.
Seattle police chief Carmen Best warned that if the city appeases the rioters, her force will have no way of protecting residents. She said: “Simply put, the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd." [and defend themselves!]
Will God Punish America for Her wickedness?
God said: "Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud and abase the haughtiness of the ruthless. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.”
Isaiah 3:11, 13:11; 1 Samuel 15:21
8-8-20, As we watch in horror as America turns into a vile wasteland where deceit and wickedness prevail and goodness is scorned; we yearn and pray for the Lord Jesus' return. We realize that while today Christians follow Christ rather than the Law, it's important to recognize that the righteous and almighty God still calls all His children to faithfully follow and obey His Word. The blessings and rewards He promises are eternal given to those who are born again in repentance and serve Him. Spending eternity with the Lord is the most important blessing of all.
However, although God provides a list of blessings for obedience, He also provides warnings of curses for disobedience. The following is a short list from the Old Testament of God's judgment and punishment in the form of curses for God's children who disobeyed:
1. Curses upon city and field: “You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.” Deuteronomy 28:16
2. Curses upon food: “Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.” Deuteronomy 28:17
3. Curses upon having children and upon livestock: “The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.” Deuteronomy 28:18
4. Curses during travel and at all times: “You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.” Deuteronomy 28:19
"Assuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered."
"But just as every good thing the LORD your God promised you has come to pass, likewise the LORD will bring upon you the calamity He has threatened, until He has destroyed you from this good land He has given you." Joshua 23:15
Who can deny the progressive downfall has happened to the once obedient America? In humility America's founding fathers honored and tried to obey God's commands. However, now, few and far between are today's leaders honoring the Lord God almighty.
How can the righteous Creator continue to allow the blasphemy, depravity, murder and corruption without His final 'blow?'
However: “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1) John 14:6; John 14:15-24; 1 John 5:11-13; Joel 3:16
He will come, He said He would - are you one of His?
Even so, Come Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20
1 Corinthians 15:52; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:4
Six months of Trump's Covid Optimism: ‘It'll go away.'
7-29-20, Guardian -- President Trump has carried on predicting that the Covid virus disease would disappear of its own accord without pause. Recently the president in a Chris Wallace interview said: “I’ll be right eventually. It’s going to disappear and I’ll be right.” Wallace, asked Pres Trump, 'Won't your dogged insistence that the virus would vanish, even while it proliferated discredit you?' He replied: -->
<-- “I don’t think so, you know why? Because I’ve been right probably more than anybody else.” [Based on the erroneously wrong/false reports of numbers of victims and causes of death ... he has been right! Especially after the 'Front Line Doctors' reported the successes of recoveries with 'hydroxychloroquine'.]
Wallace said, 'Trump took all my questions when Biden refuses to face same scrutiny.' more here from Fox News Doctors here
Democrat Presidential Hopeful 'Gaffe a Minute' Biden says he hasn't taken a cognitive test:
He said: "Why the h--l should I?"
8-5-20, CBSNews -- Former Vice President & Democrat Joe Biden said he has not taken a test to measure his cognitive [brain ability to think] ability, shrugging off the suggestion as ridiculous and unnecessary. When asked about it Biden said,"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the h--l would I take a test? Come on, man. That's like saying to you, before you got in this program, you're taking a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?"-->
<-- What a dope; cognitive tests are used by mental health professional to detect mild cognitive impairment such as the onset of dementia.
Pres Trump, 74, has emphasized his mental superiority as he 'aced' the cognitive test. In a recent interview he described the test explaining: “The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question. It’s remembering a series of words such as: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV." They asked: ‘Could you repeat that?’ So I said, ‘Yeah. It’s: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.’”
The Lord Jesus Shall Judge the World
“Before the LORD Jesus cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.”
Psalm 96:13; Acts 17:31; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Joel 3:12
7-27-20, Henry Morris, PhD -- Those men and women who reject or ignore the wonderful offer of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ need somehow to realize the eternal consequences of their foolishness [John 3:17-18, 36]. When the Lord Jesus Christ walked as a man on earth; He wasn't just a religious teacher in Israel 2,000 years ago, but is the very God who created them, the Second Person of the triune Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). God the Father “created all things by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:9) and therefore “hath committed all judgment unto the Son.” (John 5:22)
On what basis will He judge us? Psalm 96:13 tells us that “righteousness” and “truth” are the criteria for our judgment. The problem is that “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,-->
<-- is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (1 John 2:4)
However, the Lord Jesus is incarnate truth and righteousness. God “hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ has made eternal salvation available freely for all who repent and turn their lives to Him. [Luke 13:3] There is no other way. [John 14:6] “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
How then do we know that all this is not just a peculiar doctrine of one particular religion? Here's how: God “hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). By defeating death itself, Christ has vindicated His claim to be the Judge of all! Source
USA Presidential Election Nov 3, 2020
Ballot Harvesting As a Source of Voting Fraud?
8-7-20, * -- COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on senior citizen nursing homes across the USA with death and voter “Granny farming” - one form of “ballot harvesting.” This is a process where a third party is allowed to deliver or submit a voter's ballot on behalf of another. It also allows political operatives to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in en masse to polling stations. The legalization of nationwide ballot harvesting is one battle under a larger umbrella of overall mail-in balloting and potential for voter fraud.
A recent study shows that in the USA 24 million voter registrations are no longer valid yet remain on the voter rolls. There are 462 counties in America where voter registrations outnumber the amount of people who actually live in that county. Many of those jurisdictions are in key battleground states. Conservatives argue that mailing ballots to every single American on the rolls is inviting rampant fraud. [..]
Just before the 2018 mid-term election, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1921, which legalized “ballot harvesting.” This resulting in California becoming a pioneer in proving there had to be a problem with this practice, considering that Orange County had voted Republican for centuries; but this time, the outcome had largely unknown candidates win; almost every Republican candidate lost. As Neal Kelley, the registrar for voters in So CA’s Orange County reported: “Every House seat went to a Democrat after an unprecedented “250,000” vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted. People were carrying in stacks of 100 and 200 of them. We had had multiple people calling to ask if these people were allowed to do this.”
Texas, Sec of State, Ruth Hughes has filed an official complaint alleging ballot harvesting in Harris County needs investigation. -->
<-- Reportedly people with prior forgery convictions picked up large batches of ballot by mail applications for local campaigns and a number of voted ballots were marked identically.
In March 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Dem from California Nancy Pelosi was pushing funding for all states to allow for national mail-in balloting for the presidential election in Nov 2020, including third party ballot harvesting. House bill 6379, states “shall permit a voter to designate any person to return a voted and sealed absentee ballot to the post office” and “may not put any limit on how many voted and sealed absentee ballots any designated person can return to the post office.” The language was stripped as ‘deal breaker’ for Republicans. [..]
It’s a given that fraud will mostly likely take place in states and major cities run and controlled by Democrats whose hysterical desire to take back the presidency and even the Senate will do even voter fraud to remove Pres Trump. The Heritage Foundation reports: “The full scope of fraud in U.S. elections is unknown, and many states do not have in place the policies and procedures to detect and deter voter fraud. If Americans cannot say with certainty that their votes will be counted, that the process is free of fraud, and the outcome is valid, what incentive do they have to turn out in the first place? With elections, the process matters at least as much as the outcome, and Americans deserve a process they can trust.”
More here Chaos and Mass Disenfranchisement Plague Mail-in Ballot
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Illinois Review, Nancy Thorner here
8-4-20, Kiplinger.com -- Most American voters must submit application by Nov. 2, 2020. Ohio: Voters must submit application no later than 3 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. In 34 states, plus the District of Columbia, any qualified voter can request an absentee ballot without needing an excuse. For the rest of the country, a valid reason is needed to be approved for absentee voting. This year 2020 however, Americans may not need to request an absentee ballot. Some states, such as Maryland, sent absentee ballots to all registered voters.
8-1-20, In Wisconsin, Democrat Gov Tony Evers has ordered all citizens at all times to wear face masks indoors; for the next 8 weeks until September 30, 2020. Forget what medical studies actually say about the effectiveness of ‘masks’ or the dangers -- all citizens must be trained to follow the orders of their government masters. Well trained serfs, when they're forced to the next procedure ... dissidents (people who demand their rights under the law of God and the Constitution) will be the minority.
Gov Evers’ order: "Face masks will be required for anyone age 5 or older while indoors except at a private residence." The order also applies to schools for the first few weeks of the year if students return to classrooms. Violating the order could result in fines of up to $200.
Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, said wearing a mask is “courteous and smart” but a pandemic doesn’t change legality. He said, "Governor Evers, quite simply, lacks the legal authority to declare a second public health emergency and require every citizen to wear a mask.” More here
BIDEN RAISES EYEBROWS WITH REMARK CONTRASTING AFRICAN AMERICAN, LATINO DIVERSITY
8-6-20, Fox News -- In the full interview, broadcast Thursday, Biden contrasted the Black and Latino communities, saying "unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
Fox News reached out earlier Thursday to representatives for the NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus and Black Lives Matter to see if they had any response to Biden's initial remarks. They did not respond.
NYT REPORTER NOTES BIDEN STAFF 'ANXIETY' OVER GAFFES, CLAIMS DEMS 'THRILLED' EX-VP OFF CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Later in the day, Biden repeated those remarks while speaking virtually to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference. In that appearance, he vowed that if elected, his administration will reflect "the full diversity of this nation" as well as "the full diversity of the Latino communities."
BIDEN AGAIN PRAISES LATINO DIVERSITY AS BEING 'UNLIKE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY'
Is it too Late? The World is Under Attack ...
The Lord Jesus was asked: "When will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?" He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
Matthew 24:3-8: and Luke 21:7-9
8-6-20, * -- The evil in this world is having a revival not only in the United States, but around the world. In the USA the Democrat Party has been completely hijacked by the Devil. [1 Peter 5:8] Before their final attack on Israel, they know they must first destroy or neutralize America. We are also witnessing the fulfilling of Matt.24:9-14 and Luke 21:7-9 all this taking place at the same time the world is fighting coronavirus and seeing the cultural suicide of the United States and Europe at the hands of Islam and the New World Order. All called to arms by the Devil. [..]
We are witnessing the gathering of the Devil’s end time group of Ezekiel 38:5-6. Russia, Turkey and Egypt are fighting for control over Libya and Yemen and Iran who will join in the fight against the Jewish State. The stage is set.
In America, how do we understand that the Democrat party has turned into an anti-Israel, anti-God anti-American movement? God’s prophetic Word has the answer as it’s centered on Israel and the Jewish people. Israel is God’s timepiece that explains where we are in His prophetic timing. As Israel’s enemies are gathering for what they believe will be the destruction of Israel; they have to be first concerned about first taking care of the US. As they have run into a really large problem… ”the US President Donald Trump.”
It’s obvious for anyone who has eyes to see that God has decided to give the United States one last chance before He pulls the plug. The deep state, new world order, whatever you want to call
<--They have already shown their hand and now have nowhere to retreat - so they will fight to the bloody end, win or lose not caring if they destroy the USA.
If President Trump wins there will be civil war … and if he loses … there will be civil war. Either way the future of the US is not pretty. [..]
The main door that has been opened for the takeover of the Democrat party is the influx of millions of foreign Muslim illegal immigrants who will never accept American law and order. They came with a deep hatred for America. They didn’t come to join America they came to change it to Islam or destroy it. [The hordes of anarchists rioting in the streets aren’t just American citizens – many are illegal migrants.—Ed.]
God said: “I will bless them that bless thee [Israel]and curse him that curse thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Gen. 12:3; Psalm 122:6
Jesus said: “Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.” Luke 21:10-12; Matthew 24:9-14; Mark 13:10-13
With time we have left we need to share God's good news of salvation. If you don't have the assurance of spending eternity with the Lord; pray asking God for forgiveness and turn your live over to Him. It's not too late.
Christophobic Attacks Grow in America
What does burning God's Bibles in Portland Have to do With Police Brutality to Black People Claim?
"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God."
Proverbs 21:30; Romans 14:12
8-4-20, WND.com -- With violence marching in the streets of many of America's most prominent cities, there is a troubling underlying sub-theme. Christophobia is attacking anything Christian. Surely it too is on the march. The latest example took place in Portland Oregon; the burning of God's Holy word. For more than two months violent anarchists have been burning, destroying, looting in Portland. And on Aug. 2, 2020 the rioters [aka protesters] were filmed burning Bibles and the American flag.
Ian Miles Cheong, managing editor of Human Events, tweeted, "I don't know what burning the Bible has to do with protesting against police brutality. Do not be under the illusion that these protests and riots are anything but an attempt to dismantle all of Western civilization and upend centuries of tradition and freedom of religion."
How interesting to note that the focus of the ceaseless attacks in Portland has been the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. The late Mark Hatfield, a long-time senator from the state of Oregon, was known for years as an outspoken strong Christian and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the history of the world there is no book so attacked as almighty God's Holy Bible. However, on earth, annually the Bible remains the bestselling book with 20 million copies sold in America alone and that with and despite the Christophobes burning copies of the Word of God on the streets of Portland. [..]
Jim Denison on July 15, 2020 'forum' reported, "A number of churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend."
The attack on Christianity can also be seen in the responses to churches reopening in the wake of the Covid virus scare. Several Democrat State governors have a double standard toward about safety. Church services – even if those church services practice social distancing, worshiping in cars from parking lots and obedience to the face mask edict still aren't enough so worship services are not allowed. [But rioting, liquor stores, marijuana dispensers, Nevada casinos and abortion mills are.]
Kelly Shackelford, the founder and director of First Liberty Institute recently said: "There's a clear attack on religious freedom, the churches, there's been undeniable discrimination. ... 'Well, you can't sing at church, but oh yeah, the protests, we're OK with that because that's important,' which belies an understanding that they have that the church is not important – that religious freedom is not important."
When a church in Nevada recently asserted equal rights with casinos and liquor stores, the state balked. This is a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court – where the church lost...
Justice Neil Gorsuch's dissent: "In Nevada, it seems, it is better to be in entertainment than religion. … But there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel."
Those who engage in attacking Christ and the church need to remember this warning from the Word of God in
"We all will be judged."
Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; James 4:4.
2-14-18, FreeBeacon -- Militants tied to Hezbollah, the Iranian-controlled terror group that operates along Israel's northern border in Lebanon, claim they have deployed more than 70,000 long-range missiles across Syria and Lebanon in preparation for a strike on Israel. The number of missiles could grow to nearly half-a-million within the next year, according to these militant groups. [..] Middle Eastern experts who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon said that Iran's strategy may be to line Israel's northern borders with advanced missiles ahead of a possible confrontation with the Jewish state. [..] "Syria and Hezbollah [Lebanon] will wage a ‘joint missile campaign' against Israel, and… Iranian experts are ready to launch missiles at Israel from every part of Lebanon and Syria," according to the pro-Hezbollah publication, a translation of which was performed by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, which monitors radical communications. These Iranian-backed terror proxies claim they will be able to amass at least half-a-million rockets within the next year if Israel does not take immediate action to bomb missile caches in Syria and Lebanon. ... it's important to note that Iran has also transferred a massive rocket arsenal of 180,000 to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The strategy is to saturate Israel with rockets from two northern fronts and overwhelm their air defenses. Israel has some big decisions ahead. The longer they wait to neutralize this threat, the more nasty that two-front rocket arsenal becomes.
Obama Administration’s Iran Deal Failure: A Reckoning
6-6-18, NatlReview -- The Iran deal was a deceptive dereliction of duty from the outset, resting on a fundamentally flawed understanding of Iran, the Middle East, and the world. Obama administration tried to do Iran an immense financial favor, one not required by the deal itself, to uphold the mythical “spirit” of the agreement (yes, that’s their off-the-record excuse). Iran had reportedly complained that it “wasn’t reaping the benefits it envisioned,” and the Obama administration attempted to help — even though it had publicly assured Americans that “Iran will be denied access to the world’s most important market and unable to deal in the world’s most important currency.”
In exchange for milquetoast assurances about Iran’s nuclear program — How milquetoast? Just yesterday we learned that Iran opened a new centrifuge assembly center at its Natanz nuclear site — the Obama administration allowed Iran access to international arms markets, agreed to an immense stimulus through sanctions relief, and traded pallets of cash for American hostages. Worse still, it gave money back to Iran even as it used American tax dollars (instead of Iran’s own funds) to compensate American victims of Iranian terror. The best possible spin on the deal is that the Obama administration gambled on its own misbegotten ideology, believing against all evidence that massive giveaways would soften jihadist hearts. More here
God Protects Jewish State of Israel
God’s Promises and Historic Examples of Actual Events
God said: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses (despises, dishonors, treats with contempt) you. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you. Those who strive with you (Israel) shall perish. Whoever assails you will fall … no weapon that is formed against you will prosper. I will be a wall of fire around her … he who touches you, touches the apple (pupil) of the LORD’s eye.”
Genesis 12:3; Isaiah 41:10-11, 54:15, 17; Zechariah 2:5, 8
8-4-20, We know that almighty God protects the Jewish state of Israel because of His promises and actual historical events as follows:
Lebanon: Massive Explosion, Hospitals 500 Wounded, 50 Deaths
‘Like a Nuclear Explosion!’ Reportedly Iran's Missile Warehouse
Israel Denies Any Involvement and Offers Aid and Assistance
UPDATE: Beirut Explosion Was Warehouse for Iranian Missiles for Hezbollah
8-4-20, Al-Hadeth -- There are conflicting reports but Al-Hadeth from Jordan claims the massive explosion was an Islamic terror group Hezbollah warehouse in Beirut that housed missiles from Iran. The explosion occurred inside the Port of Beirut, specifically Ward 12, a warehouse for explosives. More here
In February 2018 Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon claims it will have nearly half-a-million missiles aimed at Israel within the next year. Iran continues to transfer advanced missile technology to regional hotspots such as Lebanon... More here from FreeBeacon.com
Could be another miracle of God!
Lebanon Explosion Thousands Injured
8-4-20, *, Lebanon’s city of Beirut’s health minister General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said: 'It appears that there is a warehouse containing material that was confiscated years ago, and it appears that it was highly explosive material.' More than 3,000 people have been wounded following the blast. At approximately 6pm local time smoke billowing from the waterfront area could be seen shortly before an enormous fireball exploded into the sky and blanketing the city in a thick mushroom cloud. Witnesses report the sheer enormity of the blast, which was heard 125 miles away in Cyprus, and likened it to a 'nuclear bomb.'
Although bitter rival, Israel has denied any involvement and offers aid [the nations are still technically at war]. Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on behalf international intermediaries offer medical and humanitarian aid. Last week, Israel accused the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah of trying to send gunmen across the UN-demarcated Blue Line saying it held the Lebanese government responsible for what it termed an attempted 'terrorist' attack amid escalating tensions along the country's southern border.
The port's governor reported tha he doesn't know the explosion's cause and he's never seen such destruction, comparing the sobering scenes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were obliterated by atomic bombs in the Second World War.' Immediate and surrounding buildings have been obliterated; damage has occurred miles away. Experts report that fireworks shooting out of the smoke and a combination of the fireworks and highly flammable fertilizer could have sparked such an explosion.
Beirut's Hotel Dieu Hospital reported to be overwhelmed with more than 500 wounded patients and not able to receive more, while Lebanon's Red Cross said it had been drowning in calls from injured people, many who are still trapped in their homes. [..]
The explosion comes amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government's handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil wars. In January 2020 mass protests against the corruption allegations and a faltering economy led to the fall of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government. Independent Hassan Diab succeeded Saad Hariri on January 21, 2020 and cut the country's budget by $700 million and a month later put in place a financial rescue plan.
Analysts suggest Lebanon’s crisis has been prolonged because of political sectarianism, with the president, prime minister and speaker split between the three largest cultural groups; Christians; Shia Muslim and Sunni Muslims. Parliament is also drawn down the middle between Christian and Muslim members. External powers have been able to interfere in the country; Iran backs the militant Hezbollah Shia movement.
In a television address Prime Minister Hasan Diab vowed that 'those responsible for this catastrophe will pay the price,' and declared Wednesday, August 5, 2020 a day of national mourning.
*Excerpted and adapted full report from DailyMail here
Chicago Airport: Twenty Thousand Fake Driver's Licenses Seized This Year ... So Far
Also, Louisville & Dallas ...
"These fraudulent identity documents can lead to identity theft, worksite enforcement, critical infrastructure protection, fraud linked to immigration-related crimes such as human smuggling and human trafficking. These documents can be used by individuals associated with terrorism to minimize scrutiny from travel screening measures."
The federal customs officers have seized 1,513 shipments from overseas containing fraudulent documents—19,888 counterfeit U.S. driver's licenses—just at Chicago O'Hare International Airport this year through the end of June 2020.
At the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas Airport customs officers reported an increase in international shipments finding appx 2,000 fake IDs in the prior year These have been flooding the Untied States for years; Sep 22, 2014:
Nov 23, 2019 · LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Chicago Field Office, which handles operations throughout most of the Midwest, seized six shipments from the Louisville airport containing 2,909 fake IDs and more than 3,000 blank card stocks. Investigators say one shipment was heading to a convicted child rapist in New York … here:
and here: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/shipments-of-nearly-20000-fake-drivers-licenses-seized-at-chicago-airport-so-far-in-2020
Contentious 5-hour House hearing with AG William Barr
7-28-20, ABCNews -- Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats grilled him over a long list of controversies. Barr criticized Democrats for what he described as their failure to condemn those who have vandalized federal courthouses. "What makes me concerned for the country is this is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our great two political parties, the Democrat party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts. Why can't we just say, you know, the violence against federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?" [..] In his first exchange with a Republican on the committee, Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Barr sought to negate claims that he has politicized the Justice Department. -->
<--Barr said: "What enemies [of the administration] have I indicted? Could you point to one indictment? You say I helped the president's friends. The cases that are cited, the Stone case and the Flynn case, are both cases where I determined that some intervention was necessary to rectify the rule of law." [..] Republican ranking member Jim Jordan took over, using his remarks to highlight alleged abuses in the beginnings of the Russia investigation: "Spying, that one word. That's why they are after you, Mr. Attorney General." Jordan then introduced a 10-minute video splicing clips from the media and other politicians referring to protests around the country as "peaceful protests" side- by-side with clips of violence and an emotional statement from a family member of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, who was shot and killed by looters in the city on June 2, 2020.
- 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
The Lord Jesus said to:
"PRAY & WATCH"
Mark 13:33, 37
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
8/10/20, 11 min video here
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