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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Proverbs 2:16-19 -
"To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life."
From women of corrupt practices. The former lead to spiritual wickednesses, the lusts of the unsanctified mind; these lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, but withal war against the soul. The adulteress is here called the strange woman, because no man that has any wisdom or goodness in him will have any acquaintance with her; she is to be shunned by every Israelite as if she were a heathen, and a stranger to that sacred commonwealth. A strange woman indeed! utterly estranged from all principles of reason, virtue, and honour. It is a great mercy to be delivered from the allurements of the adulteress, considering, [1.] How false she is. Who will have any dealings with those that are made up of treachery? She is a strange woman; for, First, She is false to him whom she entices. She speaks fair, tells him how much she admires him above any man, and what a kindness she has for him; but she flatters with her words; she has no true affection for him, nor any desire of his welfare, any more than Delilah had of Samson's. All she designs is to pick his pocket and gratify a base lust of her own. Secondly, She is false to her husband, and violates the sacred obligation she lies under to him. He was the guide of her youth; by marrying him she chose him to be so, and submitted herself to his guidance, with a promise to attend him only, and forsake all others. But she has forsaken him, and therefore it cannot be thought that she should be faithful to any one else; and whoever entertains her is partaker with her in her falsehood. Thirdly, She is false to God himself: She forgets the covenant of her God, the marriage-covenant (v. 17), to which God is not only a witness, but a party, for, he having instituted the ordinance, both sides vow to him to be true to each other. It is not her husband only that she sins against, but her God, who will judge whoremongers and adulterers because they despise the oath and break the covenant, Eze. 17:18; Mal. 2:14. [2.] How fatal it will prove to those that fall in league with her, v. 18, 19. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Take heed of the sin of whoredom; for, First, The ruin of those who are guilty of it is certain and unavoidable, if they do not repent. It is a sin that has a direct tendency to the killing of the soul, the extinguishing of all good affections and dispositions in it, and the exposing of it to the wrath and curse of God and the sword of his justice. Those that live in forbidden pleasures are dead while they live. Let discretion preserve every man, not only from the evil woman, but from the evil house, for the house inclines to death; it is in the road that leads directly to eternal death; and her paths unto Rephaim, to the giants (so some read it), the sinners of the old world, who, living in luxury and excess of riot, were cut down out of time, and their foundation was overthrown with a flood. Our Lord Jesus deters us from sinful pleasures with the consideration of everlasting torments which follow them. Where the worm dies not, nor is the fire quenched. See Mt. 5:28, 29. Secondly, Their repentance and recovery are extremely hazardous: None, or next to none, that go unto her, return again. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil recover themselves, so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Having once lost their hold of the paths of life, they know not how to take hold of them again, but are perfectly besotted and bewitched with those base lusts. Many learned interpreters think that this caution against the strange woman, besides the literal sense, is to be understood figuratively, as a caution, 1. Against idolatry, which is spiritual whoredom. Wisdom will keep thee from all familiarity with the worshippers of images, and all inclination to join with them, which had for many ages been of such pernicious consequence to Israel and proved so to Solomon himself. 2. Against the debauching of the intellectual powers and faculties of the soul by the lusts and appetites of the body. Wisdom will keep thee from being captivated by the carnal mind, and from subjecting the spirit to the dominion of the flesh, that notorious adulteress which forsakes its guide, violates the covenant of our God, which inclines to death, and which, when it has got an undisturbed dominion, makes the case of the soul desperate.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Proverbs 2:12-15 -
"To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:"
From men of corrupt principles, atheistical profane men, who make it their business to debauch young men's judgments, and instil into their minds prejudices against religion and arguments for vice: "It will deliver thee from the way of the evil man (v. 12), and a blessed deliverance it will be, as from the very jaws of death, from the way in which he walks, and in which he would persuade thee to walk." The enemy is spoken of as one (v. 12), an evil man, but afterwards as many (v. 13); there is a club, a gang of them, that are in confederacy against religion, and join hand in hand for the support of the devil's kingdom and the interests of it. [1.] They have a spirit of contradiction to that which is good: They speak froward things; they say all they can against religion, both to show their own enmity to it and to dissuade others from it. They are advocates for Satan; they plead for Baal, and pervert the right ways of the Lord. How peevishly will profane wits argue for sin, and with what frowardness will they carp at the word of God! Wisdom will keep us either from conversing with such men or at least from being ensnared by them. [2.] They are themselves apostates from that which is good, and such are commonly the most malicious and dangerous enemies religion has, witness Julian (v. 13): They leave the paths of uprightness, which they were trained up in and had set out in, shake off the influences of their education, and break off the thread of their hopeful beginnings, to walk in the ways of darkness, in those wicked ways which hate the light, in which men are led blindfold by ignorance and error, and which lead men into utter darkness. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe; what fools are those that leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in those ways! Ps. 82:5; 1 Jn. 2:11. [3.] They take a pleasure in sin, both in committing it themselves and in seeing others commit it (v. 14): They rejoice in an opportunity to do evil, and in the accomplishment and success of any wicked project. It is sport to fools to do mischief; nor is any sight more grateful to them than to see the frowardness of the wicked, to see those that are hopeful drawn into the ways of sin, and then to see them hardened and confirmed in those ways. They are pleased if they can discern that the devil's kingdom gets ground (see Rom. 1:32), such a height of impiety have they arrived at. [4.] They are resolute in sin (v. 15): Their ways are crooked, a great many windings and turnings to escape the pursuit of their convictions and break the force of them; some sly excuse, some subtle evasion or other, their deceitful hearts furnish them with, for the strengthening of their hands in their wickedness; and in the crooked mazes of that labyrinth they secure themselves from the arrests of God's word and their own consciences; for they are froward in their paths, that is, they are resolved to go on in them, whatever is said against it. Every wise man will shun the company of such as these. Matthew Henry.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Proverbs 2:10-11 -
"When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:"
In general (v. 10, 11), "When wisdom has entire possession of thee, it will keep thee." And when has it an entire possession of us? (1.) When it has dominion over us. When it not only fills the head with notions, but enters into the heart and has a commanding power and influence upon that,—when it is upon the throne there, and gives law to the affections and passions,—when it enters into the heart as the leaven into the dough, to diffuse its relish there, and to change it into its own image—then it is likely to do us good. (2.) When we have delight in it, when knowledge becomes pleasant to the soul: "When thou beginnest to relish it as the most agreeable entertainment, and art subject to its rules, of choice, and with satisfaction,—when thou callest the practice of virtue, not a slavery and a task, but liberty and pleasure, and a life of serious godliness the most comfortable life a man can live in this world,—then thou wilt find the benefit of it." Though its restraints should be in some respects unpleasant to the body, yet even those must be pleasant to the soul. When it has come to this, with us, discretion shall preserve us and keep us. God keeps the way of his saints (v. 8), by giving them discretion to keep out of harm's way, to keep themselves that the wicked one touch them not. Note, A principle of grace reigning in the heart will be a powerful preservative both against corruptions within and temptations without, Eccl. 9:16, 18. Matthew Henry.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Proverbs 2:7-9 -
"He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths off judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path."
He has particularly provided that good men, who are sincerely disposed to do his will, shall have that knowledge and that understanding which are necessary for them, Jn. 7:17. Let them seek wisdom, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them, v. 7, 8. Observe here, (1.) Who those are that are thus favoured. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness, and those who walk uprightly, who are honest in their dealings both with God and man and make conscience of doing their duty as far as they know it. They are his saints, devoted to his honour, and set apart for his service. (2.) What it is that is provided for them. [1.] Instruction. The means of wisdom are given to all, but wisdom itself, sound wisdom, is laid up for the righteous, laid up in Christ their head, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and who is made of God to us wisdom. The same that is the Spirit of revelation in the word is a Spirit of wisdom in the souls of those that are sanctified, that wisdom of the prudent which is to understand his way; and it is sound wisdom, its foundations firm, its principles solid, and its products of lasting advantage. [2.] Satisfaction. Some read it, He lays up substance for the righteous, not only substantial knowledge, but substantial happiness and comfort, Prov. 8:21. Riches are things that are not, and those that have them only fancy themselves happy; but what is laid up in the promises and in heaven for the righteous will make them truly, thoroughly, and eternally happy. [3.] Protection. Even those who walk uprightly may be brought into danger for the trial of their faith, but God is, and will be, a buckler to them, so that nothing that happens to them shall do them any real hurt, or possess them with any terrific apprehensions; they are safe, and they shall think themselves so. Fear not, Abraham; I am thy shield. It is their way, the paths of judgment in which they walk, that the Lord knows, and owns, and takes care of. [4.] Grace to persevere to the end. If we depend upon God, and seek to him for wisdom, he will uphold us in our integrity, will enable us to keep the paths of judgment, however we may be tempted to turn aside out of them; for he preserves the way of his saints, that it be not perverted, and so preserves them in it safe and blameless to his heavenly kingdom. The assurances God has given us of his grace, if duly improved, will excite and quicken our endeavours in doing our duty. Work out your salvation, for God works in you. Matthew Henry.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Proverbs 2:6 -
"For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."
God has wisdom to bestow, v. 6. The Lord not only is wise himself, but he gives wisdom, and that is more than the wisest men in the world can do, for it is God's prerogative to open the understanding. All the wisdom that is in any creature is his gift, his free gift, and he gives it liberally (Jam. 1:5), has given it to many, and is still giving it; to him therefore let us apply for it. He has blessed the world with a revelation of his will. Out of his mouth, by the law and the prophets, by the written word and by his ministers, both which are his mouth to the children of men, come knowledge and understanding, such a discovery of truth and good as, if we admit and receive the impressions of it, will make us truly knowing and intelligent. It is both an engagement and encouragement to search after wisdom that we have the scriptures to search, in which we may find it if we seek it diligently. Matthew Henry.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Proverbs 2:5 -
"Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God."
What success we may hope for in the use of these means. Our labour shall not be in vain; for, 1. We shall know how to maintain our acquaintance and communion with God: "Thou shalt understand the fear of the Lord (v. 5), that is, thou shalt know how to worship him aright, shalt be led into the meaning and mystery of every ordinance, and be enabled to answer the end of its institution." Thou shalt find the knowledge of God, which is necessary to our fearing him aright. It concerns us to understand how much it is our interest to know God, and to evidence it by agreeable affections towards him and adorations of him. 2. We shall know how to conduct ourselves aright towards all men (v. 9): "Thou shalt understand, by the word of God, righteousness, and judgment, and equity, shalt learn those principles of justice, and charity, and fair dealing, which shall guide and govern thee in the whole course of thy conversation, shall make thee fit for every relation, every business, and faithful to every trust. It shall give thee not only a right notion of justice, but a disposition to practise it, and to render to all their due; for those that do not do justly do not rightly understand it." This will lead them in every good path, for the scripture will make the man of God perfect. Note, Those have the best knowledge who know their duty, Ps. 111:10. Matthew Henry.
Hello everyone, as we are witnessing the fall of this 'plague' called covid get yourself prepared because their next round of stupidity is going to come at us like a 12 mile long freight train, it is going to be the pseudoscience of 'human influenced' climate change. Also, our government just moved us one step closer to civilian 'red flag' laws and gun confiscation. Congress voted for 'red flag' and gun confiscation in the National Defense Authorization Act for military personnel and gives the anti-American commie Austin the power to label service members as 'extremists', problem here is that the word 'extremist' is very subjective, whose definition of 'extremist' are they going to use? Laws must be objective with no consideration for 'feelings'. I ask that we all pray for Congress and States to do the right thing, we must pray for fair and transparent voting, pray for a return to conservative values, for the nuclear family, for freedom, for individual liberties and sovereignty. I also ask we pray for our families, our neighbors, our friends, our Churches, for unity to stop the communist take-over of America, the downfall of the cabal, arrests of pedophiles, there is no shortage of things we need to be praying for. The evil leftists and globalists destroy everything and if their path is not corrected there will be a reckoning. I hope you all have an awesome day, and the beginning of a good weekend.
First headline: Official: Narrative of riders filming train rape is false (msn.com) this is the kind of spin the undereducated followers of the demokkkrat party put on events to protect a piece of human garbage. Candace Owens is a very good orator and very intelligent and she is on to something, check this article: Candace Owens' Calls to Invade Australia Viewed over 330k Times (msn.com) in my opinion we should be arming the citizens of France, Italy, Australia and all the other countries that are being oppressed by George Soros funded marxist morons and to send in some of our troops to help the citizens, we must reassert ourselves as the leader of the free world.
Daily humor: What is life without Christ like?
An unsharpened pencil - no point.
Ever wonder about where does the next day start? Ever wonder about how it became that location? Here is an article of this day in history that decided the Prime Meridian is used to signal the next day, I hope you enjoy it: Meridian Conference (greenwichmeantime.com)
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
Today's trivia: Which is the only epistle to be anonymous?
D. Both Thessalonians
Word of the day:
1a: religious fervor : PIETY
1b: an act of prayer or private worship —usually used in plural
1c: a religious exercise or practice other than the regular corporate worship of a congregation
2a: the act of dedicating something to a cause, enterprise, or activity : the act of devoting
2b: the fact or state of being ardently dedicated and loyalher devotion to the causefilial devotion
3: the object of one's devotion
Did You Know?
Devotion and the verb devote come from the act of taking a vow (the Latin verb vovēre means "to vow"). Devote was once used as an adjective that could mean either "devout" or "devoted." While devout implies faithfulness of a religious nature ("a devout parishioner), devoted refers to one's commitment to another through love and loyalty ("a singer's devoted fans").
"Restaurant loyalties run deep. Look at the scads of eateries that have drawn devotion for decades in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, and environs." — Kathy Biehl, The Preston Hollow People (Dallas, Texas), 14 Sept. 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Proverbs 2:4 -
"If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;"
We must be willing to take pains (v. 4); we must seek it as silver, preferring it far before all the wealth of this world, and labouring in search of it as those who dig in the mines, who undergo great toil and run great hazards, with indefatigable industry and invincible constancy and resolution, in pursuit of the ore; or as those who will be rich rise up early, and sit up late, and turn every stone to get money and fill their treasures. Thus diligent must we be in the use of the means of knowledge, following on to know the Lord.
Isn't technology great? Yeah, pretty much just when it works, I don't believe I would have much of an issue if our technology would revert back to 1985, at least then my vocabulary wouldn't be looked upon as evil or cruel or lewd or hateful or offensive. I do not care who gets offended by anything I say as if someone becomes 'offended' by anything that anyone has to say, perhaps they need to examine themselves, as if someone says a falsehood about another why should the another get upset? And, if someone becomes offended by a statement that is true about them, then their behavior is subject to self-examination. Censorship, in any capacity outside of infringing upon someone's rights, for example it is illegal to incite violence which includes yelling 'fire' in a crowded theatre. A person's 'feelings' have no merit in 'rights', a person's behavior has no merit in rights, the alphabet people are trying to have a person's 'feelings' mean something, something so subjective as 'feelings' or 'ideas' or what someone deems as 'inappropriate' cannot hold any water in a court of law, law must be objective, must be real and outside of the mind. If anyone has any prayers that they would like prayed with, please send them in, they can be anonymous, silent, share whatever information you feel comfortable with and let me know what is ok to share. I would like to request some prayers for my children's aunt who is suffering with covid pneumonia in the hospital. I would also like to request for everyone to stay in persistent prayer for all who are suffering from all ailments to include those who suffer from mental illness thinking they are something they are not, pray for all those suffering from any and all ailments, especially cancer. We need to keep the undereducated in our prayers and all the unbelievers so that their hearts may be softened and become receptive of the Gospel and grasp an understanding of the importance of acceptance of Jesus as being our Savior and just as importantly our Lord. May you have a blessed day.
First headline: Pfizer says testing shows booster restores full protection against COVID-19 (msn.com) first question is why would anyone want to become part of an experiment and put their immune system in jeopardy over a virus that has over a 99% survival rate, you only get 1 immune system and if you make yourself dependent upon the pharmaceutical companies to have a glimmer of hope to be healthy, they OWN you. It took over 20 years of testing and trials for the smallpox vaccine, and that vaccine was produced under different objectives and had a different definition of 'vaccine' to work under. With the use of aborted fetal cells in the manufacture of this 'vaccine' should make this experimental shot a non-issue for Christians, those who think God would approve of the murder of an unborn baby for any reason have been seriously misled by the world, by satan, and obviously they have no comprehension of the Holy Bible. Did you know that the average age of death of covid is 80? Did you know that no one has been found at home dead of covid, they all have died at the hospital with almost all dying within 4 weeks of a positive test, and an even more astonishing statistic is that more fully vaccinated people are getting sick and dying then the unvaccinated. Check out what Dr. Malone had to say: ‘The fully Vaccinated are the superspreaders’… Dr. Robert Malone explains why… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS since it has been proved that fully vaccinated people can spread the covid, one should be asking WHY aren't the fully vaccinated having to be subjected to routine testing? Check this article: Top health expert says vaccinated people are spreading delta variant | TheHill Being that the AP (Associated Press) are among un-American commie news outlets I don't believe much of anything they report now, their credibility is in the crapper (check this for what I mean: DEFAMATION BY IMPLICATION: The Associated Press 'Strawmans' Project Veritas - YouTube) in this article: Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise (msn.com) the AP is trying to promote fear mongering, they are trying to set up for 'climate lockdowns' that the climate is a direct threat to every human, which is complete nonsense, for actual climate science, check out Tony Heller, here is one of his videos: New York Times Climate Reality - YouTube I recommend watching more of his videos, he projects the facts and statistics on climate change. I am going to wrap it up here for today, there is enough information here for you to do your own research, send me an email to let me know what you find or research. A domain with .org or .gov or any dot-whatever don't really mean anything, we have been lied to by almost EVERY extension of the US government, we citizens and many other humans have been used as guinea pigs for many disgusting things the US government has done, and if you just follow blindly the government, I feel safe about calling you a fool. Check out this: The 13 Most Evil US Government Human Experiments - War Is Crime
Daily humor: What's missing in Ch_ _ch?
Here is a very interesting story of Germany of the late 1800's, after you read this article let me know what similarities you see to today, enjoy: Bismarck’s Domestic Polices 1871 -1890 (historyhome.co.uk)
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. 2 (Joshua 2:1)
Today's trivia: Which book is in the middle of the Old Testament?
Word of the day:
1: difficult to guide, manage, or work with : UNRULY, INTRACTABLE
2a: marked by trouble or unhappiness : UNLUCKY
2b: not favorable : ADVERSE, UNPROPITIOUS
3: IMPROPER, INDECOROUS
Did You Know?
For centuries, toward was used for "forward-moving" youngsters, the kind who showed promise and were open to listening to their elders. The adjective then came to mean "obliging." The opposite of this toward is froward, meaning "disobedient." Froward has fallen out of common use, and the cooperative sense of toward is obsolete, but untoward is still moving forward.
"At 82, Judy Collins retains the crystalline tone that made her an icon of the early 1960s folk music movement, sounding so youthful … it's hard not to ask her whether she's made an untoward bargain with the devil." — Andrew Gilbert, The San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sept. 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Proverbs 2:3 -
"Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;"
We must be much in prayer, v. 3. We must cry after knowledge, as one that is ready to perish for hunger begs hard for bread. Faint desires will not prevail; we must be importunate, as those that know the worth of knowledge and our own want of it. We must cry, as new-born babes, after the sincere milk of the word. 1 Pt. 2:2. We must lift our voice for understanding lift it up to heaven; thence these good and perfect gifts must be expected, Jam. 1:17; Job 38:34. We must give our voice to understanding (so the word is), speak for it, vote for it, submit the tongue to the command of wisdom. We must consecrate our voice to it; having applied our heart to it, we must employ our voice in seeking for it. Solomon could write probatum est—a tried remedy, upon this method; he prayed for wisdom and so obtained it.
Hello, if you are wondering why you didn't receive an email yesterday, first I apologize, let me explain; I live in an extreme rural setting, my nearest neighbor is over half a mile away and it is very sparsely populated, and the majority of residents in the area are elderly so they don't subscribe to the internet so the very few ISP's that are available don't care much about the subscribers. A few years ago, I had an issue with Sprint so I called in, and after speaking with a number of representatives I finally got to speak with a manager and he told me that they don't have enough customers to warrant fixing the issue properly, same deal when I called AT&T and Verizon, so I ask that you all bear with me and I will put out the Devotional as soon as I can, I thank you for your patience and understanding. Now, I ask that we all continue on in prayer for the residents of La Palma, I seen on the news last night that the situation keeps getting progressively worse, please pray for everyone who is either vacationing or live along the seaboard, for our neighbors, for our families, for our coworkers, for our friends, for our Churches, for our government and for our enemies, and for all who are suffering from any ailment, whether it be covid or the experimental shot of poison, cancer, flu, auto-immune issues, or any condition. Thank you and have a blessed day.
Daily humor: What is the best weather forecast?
God reigns and Son shines.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
D. Deborah (Judges 4:4)
Today's trivia: Joshua went how many spies into the city of Jericho?
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Proverbs 2:1-2 -
"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
We must closely attend to the word of God, for that is the word of wisdom, which is able to make us wise unto salvation, v. 1, 2. (1.) We must be convinced that the words of God are the fountain and standard of wisdom and understanding, and that we need not desire to be wiser than they will make us. We must incline our ear and apply our hearts to them, as to wisdom or understanding itself. Many wise things may be found in human compositions, but divine revelation, and true religion built upon it, are all wisdom. (2.) We must, accordingly, receive the word of God with all readiness of mind, and bid it welcome, even the commandments as well as the promises, without murmuring or disputing. Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears. (3.) We must hide them with us, as we do our treasures, which we are afraid of being robbed of. We must not only receive, but retain, the word of God, and lodge it in our hearts, that it may be always ready to us. (4.) We must incline our ear to them; we must lay hold on all opportunities of hearing the word of God, and listen to it with attention and seriousness, as those that are afraid of letting it slip. (5.) We must apply our hearts to them, else inclining the ear to them will stand us in no stead. Matthew Henry.
Good morning everyone, at least it is morning where I am, it maybe afternoon or evening where you are, so whatever the time, welcome. I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers, prayers absolutely work, God hears our prayers, all of them, sometimes they aren't answered in the manner in which WE think they should be and sometimes not in the timeframe WE think they should be but, they are always answered according to God's perfect Will and God's perfect Time. There is a song on the radio I like and some of the lyrics go "He's never early, never late", so true. Our prayers are perfected and presented to the Father through Jesus and the Holy Spirit as in Romans 8:34 "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." and Romans 8:26 "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Because like it is written in Isaiah 55:8-10 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:" I ask that we continue on in prayer for the residents of La Palma dealing with lava flows, deadly gases from lava entering ocean, heavy ash in the air, and the constant threat the volcano could get a lot worse, let's also pray that if a tsunami were to happen that the people along the seaboard would have enough time to evacuate and pray for all people suffering from any ailment, whether it be this covid 'plague' or the regular flu or cold, cancer, heart disease, any and all ailments, job loss for standing up for freedom, persecution for telling the truth, persecution for spreading the Gospel of Jesus, for our friends, for our neighbors, for our coworkers, for our families, for our government and for those breaking the law, for those spreading irrational fear, for all of our enemies...why? Because, what is the highest form of love you could show to someone? That you pray they accept Jesus Christ as Lord AND Savior before they die because God wants for none to perish as in 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
Not a lot to talk of this morning, let's see the first one: Latino Catholics have one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the US (msn.com) first problem is that ALL the vaccines use aborted fetal cells, which should be a very large NO NO for true Christians, that being said, the Roman Catholic Church has NEVER been a part of Christianity, at best they can be called lukewarm Christians as a lot of them support abortion, which is nothing more than murder for convenience, a lot of them believe in the dangerous and stupid religion of evolution which has ZERO scientific evidence to support but there is a TON of scientific evidence to support Intelligent Design and a 6,000 year old earth. The Roman Catholic Church has adopted many man-made doctrine that simply is not supported by God's Word. In the 'Archived Daily Devotional' page I list out a lot of problems the Catholic Church has, check it out sometime. To be afraid of a virus that has a 99.98% survival rate and an average age of death of 80 and you take this experimental shot of poison shows to the world that you are afraid of dying, which no true Christian is. That being said, 'danger' is real but 'fear' is just an emotion, there is no more danger with covid then what there is with a bad flu, and prior to 2019 who was afraid of the flu? 103 times the King James Bible says...'fear not', why would a true Christian be afraid of going to the Kingdom of Heaven, unless they aren't sure of where they are going? Which pretty much means you are lukewarm and being lukewarm is worse then being a non-believer, read what Jesus said in Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” For me, I would rather be judged for being on fire for the Lord then to be judged for being lukewarm. If you have any questions about the validity of Intelligent Design or evidence to support a 6,000 year old earth, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can keep the conversation going. In order for a person to believe in evolution they must call Jesus a liar, something you can do but, I would recommend against it. Next headline: Scientists are closely tracking a new variant spreading in the UK that could be 10% more infectious than Delta (msn.com) could this be their last ditch effort at promoting fear? There isn't even a widely available test to determine 'delta' or even basic covid, plus we are getting very close to voting day. Call your congressman and demand voting to be held ONLY in person and on first Tuesday of November just like through all of history, mail-in nonsense and the 'early vote' must end. Absentee ballots should only be for military personnel stationed overseas and for the truly disabled, if you can go to the grocery store, you most definitely can go vote. We as a country must repent and turn towards God's wisdom.
Daily humor: We are souler powered . . .
by the Son.
On this day in 1597 a shipwreck happened in Japan that led to the execution of 26 Catholics, enjoy this article:
"By 1597, Christianity in Japan was a relatively small but growing religion, with estimates of around 300,000 Catholics in the country. However this was met with various political and social complications, as the shogunate was worried about colonialism from Christian European powers and the increasing influence of Catholic priests.
By the late 16th century the Japanese government began persecuting Christians in Japan and banned the religion. The story of the 26 Martyrs, crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, began with the shipwreck of a Spanish ship, San Felipe, on the Japanese island of Shikoku on October 19, 1596.
The Japanese daimyo (local ruler) seized the treasures of the ship. In the ensuing fiasco, the captain of the ship suggested it was the policy of the Spanish empire to infiltrate countries with Christian missionaries before taking over. This exchange was reported to the Japanese shogun, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who reacted with fury as it confirmed his suspicions that Christians were a fifth column in Japan.
Hideyoshi ordered missionaries in Japan to be executed. 26 Catholics – six Franciscan friars, seventeen Japanese Franciscan tertiaries, and three Japanese Jesuits – were taken from Kyoto to Nagasaki and executed on February 5, 1597.
Though Christianity remained an underground religion for many years in Japan, and there were other executions, the first 26 were revered in the Catholic Church. They were eventually canonized in 1862 by Pope Pius IX."
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
D. Sparrow (Luke 12:6)
Today's trivia: Who was the only female judge of Israel in the Old Testament?
E. Queen Elizabeth
Word of the day:
1: NAME, DESIGNATION
2: the act or process or an instance of naming
3a: a system or set of terms or symbols especially in a particular science, discipline, or art
3b: an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants
Did You Know?
Nomenclature comes from a Latin word meaning "the assigning of names." English's name and noun is rooted in the Latinate nomen.
"Conkles Hollow, located less than two miles north of … the state park visitors' center, isn't technically part of the park…. But the nomenclature means little for visitors, who will find … myriad waterfalls along Conkle Hollow's two hiking trails." — Steve Stephens, The Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle Gazette, 19 Sept. 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Proverbs 1:31-33 -
"Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."
Now God is ready to hear their prayers and to meet them with mercy, if they would but seek to him for it; but then the door will be shut, and they shall cry in vain (v. 28): "Then shall they call upon me when it is too late, Lord, Lord, open to us. They would then gladly be beholden to that mercy which now they reject and make light of; but I will not answer, because, when I called, they would not answer;" all the answer then will be, Depart from me, I know you not. This has been the case of some even in this life, as of Saul, whom God answered not by Urim or prophets; but, ordinarily, while there is life there is room for prayer and hope of speeding, and therefore this must refer to the inexorable justice of the last judgment. Then those that slighted God will seek him early (that is, earnestly), but in vain; they shall not find him, because they sought him not when he might be found, Isa. 55:6. The rich man in hell begged, but was denied. [4.] Now they are eager upon their own way, and fond of their own devices; but then they will have enough of them (v. 31), according to the proverb, Let men drink as they brew; they shall eat the fruit of their own way; their wages shall be according to their work, and, as was their choice, so shall their doom be, Gal. 6:7, 8. Note, First, There is a natural tendency in sin to destruction, Jam. 1:15. Sinners are certainly miserable if they do but eat the fruit of their own way. Secondly, Those that perish must thank themselves, and can lay no blame upon any other. It is their own device; let them make their boast of it. God chooses their delusions, Isa. 66:4. [5.] Now they value themselves upon their worldly prosperity; but then that shall help to aggravate their ruin, v. 32. First, They are now proud that they can turn away from God and get clear of the restraints of religion; but that very thing shall slay them, the remembrance of it shall cut them to the heart. Secondly, They are now proud of their own security and sensuality; but the ease of the simple (so the margin reads it) shall slay them; the more secure they are the more certain and the more dreadful will their destruction be, and the prosperity of fools shall help to destroy them, by puffing them up with pride, gluing their hearts to the world, furnishing them with fuel for their lusts, and hardening their hearts in their evil ways. He concludes with an assurance of safety and happiness to all those that submit to the instructions of wisdom (v. 33): "Whoso hearkeneth unto me, and will be ruled by me, he shall," (1.) "Be safe; he shall dwell under the special protection of Heaven, so that nothing shall do him any real hurt." (2.) "He shall be easy, and have no disquieting apprehensions of danger; he shall not only be safe from evil, but quiet from the fear of it." Though the earth be removed, yet shall not they fear. Would we be safe from evil, and quiet from the fear of it? Let religion always rule us and the word of God be our counsellor. That is the way to dwell safely in this world, and to be quiet from the fear of evil in the other world. Matthew Henry.
Do you consider Sunday or Monday to be the first day of the week? Or, perhaps some other day? Do you observe the Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday or sunset Friday to sunset Saturday, or some other day? Do you know anything about the Jewish calendar? Do you think the Jewish calendar is based upon the Septuagint or Torah or some other book? How about the Mayan calendar that predicted the end of the world will be 2012? Oops, just like Miami and New York City will be under water by 2012 and the world will run out of fossil fuels by 2010, none of which happened. Read here in Deuteronomy 18:20-22 "But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." I am asking that we all continue on in prayer for all the freedom warriors all over the planet putting life and freedom on the line for freedom for the future generations. Whether you want to believe the 'vaccine' is useful or not is your decision, my only goal is to spread information about what is going on. Dr. Carrie Madej, who isn't an 80 year old doctor with no future, she is young and putting her entire life and career on the line to show the world these 'vaccines' contain metal flakes and nanoparticles which are self replicating, and she isn't alone, Congressman from New Hampshire affirms what she says. Plenty of evidence that Pfizer uses aborted fetal cells in their 'vaccine', if you think this is ok, your Christianity is put into serious suspect. The murder of babies in the womb is NOT about choice, if your spouse pisses you off would you want the choice to murder them? Current scientific evidence supports that a human is a human from conception, abortion is nothing more then murder for convenience, the woman wants to remain without responsibility without concern, a vagina is not supposed to be a clown car that murders all the inhabitants. A person's virginity is supposed to be a precious gift to be cherished by the spouse, both husband and wife. I ask also that we pray for all the people who feel trapped in their sin, whether it be homosexuality, murder, lying, or ANY sin, for them to open their eyes and see their sin, to open their ears to hear the Truth, to open their hearts and minds and grasp an understanding of the Scriptures. It is never too late to accept the precious and free gift of salvation, all you must do is repent, which is twofold: one is to turn from your sin and two is to turn towards God, and acknowledge God sent his only begotten son to die, nay, be resurrected for payment for our sins, to forge a pathway for all followers to make it to the Kingdom of Heaven. We must pray for our neighbors, our friends, our brothers and sisters, our Churches, our towns, our country, our governments, our world, and our enemies...why? Because we read in 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
First headline: Delta CEO REFUSES to impose Biden's 'divisive' vaccine mandate (msn.com) there are NO laws and OSHA has NO authority to carry out any such illegal and unconstitutional orders, I recommend reading the article and if you need to fly somewhere, use Delta. A 'mandate' is NOT a law and is unenforceable, stand up and speak out, this isn't just for you or us, this is for the future of freedom, whether you want to be a part of the experiment or not, you should be against tryannical efforts to strip you of your rights. Some people will try to compare Smallpox with covid, problem here is that smallpox had a 30% fatality rate and left even more disfigured compared to covid which has a 99.9% survival rate. Do you know what the average age of death is with covid? It is 80 years old, that means that the average age of death of covid is 2 years beyond the average death age of ALL Americans. Did you also know that NO ONE has been found dead at home from covid, they ALL have died in the hospital, I don't know about you but that is a frightening statistic. Given that these 'vaccines' have been produced using aborted fetal cells should be a wake up call for people...know who liked to murder babies? Read Hosea 13:16 “Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” The highly educated morons of the healthcare profession must no longer acknowledge the Hippocratic Oath of 'First do no harm' with this headline: Anti-vaxxer, 65, with end-stage liver disease is denied transplant (msn.com) I can relate to this woman, a lung function test that my pulmonologist wanted me to have done at VCU in Richmond VA, has denied me entrance to the building without either a negative 'test' or 'vaccine', neither of which are scientifically proven to be safe or effective, plus they deny entrance without a face diaper on which also does not follow any science. PCR test was never designed to be used as a diagnostic test, check it here: Inventor of PCR Test Says Fauci Knows "Nothing" & His Test Is Not Diagnostic Tool For Viruses (thegoldwater.com) and: Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe: A Summary Of The Science (technocracy.news) and another: CDC’s Six-Foot Social Distancing Rule Was ‘Arbitrary’, Says Former FDA Commissioner (forbes.com) these 3 articles show just how stupid the government and its entities think you are. An article about the safety of vaccines: (UPDATED) Exclusive Summary: Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns | Sharyl Attkisson check out Dr. Carrie Madej: Dr. Carrie Madej – Practicing The Truth in Jesus Through Medicine I just receive an alert that Colin Powell has died of covid 'complications', he was 84 which is 4 years past the average age of covid deaths and 6 years past the average life expectancy AND get this...he was fully vaccinated. Through the CDC's website, 94% of reported covid deaths are people that died WITH covid NOT because of. Colin Powell was NO conservative, he supported Barry Soteoro solely based upon his skin color, not because he did any research into Barry. Colin died at the Walter Reed Medical Center, and as time goes on we will learn more. Onto the next headline: the gay mayor Pete Buttbanger is all about climate fear mongering: Buttigieg warns Manchin of resistance to Biden’s climate plan: ‘It will cost lives’ (msn.com) anyone who thinks the climate is about to start murdering people, I implore you to do some research and apply logic, ask questions, check out some videos from Tony Heller like: The Tropical Midwest - YouTube and while you are there, check out some of his other videos concerning 'climate change' among other videos debunking many other fear mongering nonsense and then check out this article: ‘Climate Emergency’? Environment Experts Debunk Narrative Weaponizing The Weather : US : Christianity Daily The homosexual and alphabet movement needs to understand that you cannot equate behavior with rights, a group of people cannot have more rights then other groups without infringing upon rights of the others, our Constitution affords all citizens the same rights and equal justice under the law, or at least that is the way it is supposed to work, we have seen a drastic departure from this since the terror reign of Barry Soteoro. Biological science has proven that there is no such thing as a 'gay' gene, we ALL choose who we enter into relationships with. Check this: Steamy Love Affair - James David Manning - YouTube Government of ridiculousness offering paternal leave for a gay couple who adopted twins, I'm not going to get into the moral ramifications of this right now, now we are focusing on the WHY the person overseeing transportation issues is at home on paid leave trying to figure out how a man can breastfeed. Candace Owens is 100% right, check this article: Candace Owens Calls Pete Buttigieg Paternity Leave 'Sickeningly Pathetic' (msn.com) Last headline for today: A Tennessee judge created and used policies - and a non-existent law - to jail children, investigation finds (msn.com) this judge is as discriminatory as the Kamala thing in the Vice-President role.
Daily humor: The Church is a gift from God . . .
Some assembly required.
On this day in 1767 a famous line was drawn, the Mason-Dixon line. A lot of people don't know the actual history of this boundary. I found this shortened article of the history of the famous line, I hope you enjoy it:
"On October 18, 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as areas that would eventually become the states of Delaware and West Virginia. The Penn and Calvert families had hired Mason and Dixon, English surveyors, to settle their dispute over the boundary between their two proprietary colonies, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
In 1760, tired of border violence between the colonies’ settlers, the British crown demanded that the parties involved hold to an agreement reached in 1732. As part of Maryland and Pennsylvania’s adherence to this royal command, Mason and Dixon were asked to determine the exact whereabouts of the boundary between the two colonies. Though both colonies claimed the area between the 39th and 40th parallel, what is now referred to as the Mason-Dixon line finally settled the boundary at a northern latitude of 39 degrees and 43 minutes. The line was marked using stones, with Pennsylvania’s crest on one side and Maryland’s on the other.
When Mason and Dixon began their endeavor in 1763, colonists were protesting the Proclamation of 1763, which was intended to prevent colonists from settling beyond the Appalachians and angering Native Americans. As the Britons concluded their survey in 1767, the colonies were engaged in a dispute with the Parliament over the Townshend Acts, which were designed to raise revenue for the empire by taxing common imports including tea.
Twenty years later, in late 1700s, the states south of the Mason-Dixon line would begin arguing for the perpetuation of slavery in the new United States while those north of line hoped to phase out the ownership of human chattel. This period, which historians consider the era of “The New Republic,” drew to a close with the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which accepted the states south of the line as slave-holding and those north of the line as free. The compromise, along with those that followed it, eventually failed.
One hundred years after Mason and Dixon began their effort to chart the boundary, soldiers from opposite sides of the line let their blood stain the fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the Southern states’ final and fatal attempt to breach the Mason-Dixon line during the Civil War. One hundred and one years after the Britons completed their line, the United States finally admitted men of any complexion born within the nation to the rights of citizenship with the ratification of the 14th Amendment."
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Jordan (Mark 1:9)
Today's trivia: What type of bird sold for two farthings in Jesus' time?
Word of the day:
of a woman
: having a full rounded figure : pleasingly plump
Did You Know?
Zaftig is one of a number of Yiddish-derived words that entered the English language during the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. It comes from Yiddish zaftik, which means "juicy" or "succulent" and itself derives from zaft, meaning "juice" or "sap."
"The photography exhibition revels in depictions of Coney Island, including Lisette Model's widely-reproduced 1939-40 portrait of a zaftig woman … laughing as waves lap at her feet…." — Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 29 Aug. 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Proverbs 1:24-30 -
"Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my my counsel and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof."
He reads the doom of those that continue obstinate against all these means and methods of grace. It is large and very terrible, v. 24-32. Wisdom, having called sinners to return, pauses awhile, to see what effect the call has, hearkens and hears; but they speak not aright (Jer. 8:6), and therefore she goes on to tell them what will be in the end hereof. The crime is recited and it is highly provoking. See what it is for which judgment will be given against impenitent sinners in the great day, and you will say they deserve it, and the Lord is righteous in it. It is, in short, rejecting Christ and the offers of his grace, and refusing to submit to the terms of his gospel, which would have saved them both from the curse of the law of God and from the dominion of the law of sin. [1.] Christ called to them, to warn them of their danger; he stretched out his hand to offer them mercy, nay, to help them out of their miserable condition, stretched out his hand for them to take hold of, but they refused and no man regarded; some were careless and never heeded it, nor took notice of what was said to them; others were wilful, and, though they could not avoid hearing the will of Christ, yet they gave him a flat denial, they refused, v. 24. They were in love with their folly, and would not be made wise. They were obstinate to all the methods that were taken to reclaim them. God stretched out his hand in mercies bestowed upon them, and, when those would not work upon them, in corrections, but all were in vain; they regarded the operations of his hand no more than the declarations of his mouth. [2.] Christ reproved and counselled them, not only reproved them for what they did amiss, but counselled them to do better (those are reproofs of instruction and evidences of love and good-will), but they set at nought all his counsel as not worth heeding, and would none of his reproof, as if it were below them to be reproved by him and as if they had never done any thing that deserved reproof, v. 25. This is repeated (v. 30): "They would none of my counsel, but rejected it with disdain; they called reproofs reproaches, and took them as an insult (Jer. 6:10); nay, they despised all my reproof, as if it were all a jest, and not worth taking notice of." Note, Those are marked for ruin that are deaf to reproof and good counsel. [3.] They were exhorted to submit to the government of right reason and religion, but they rebelled against both. First, Reason should not rule them, for they hated knowledge (v. 29), hated the light of divine truth because it discovered to them the evil of their deeds, Jn. 3:20. They hated to be told that which they could not bear to know. Secondly, Religion could not rule them, for they did not choose the fear of the Lord, but chose to walk in the way of their heart and in the sight of their eyes. They were pressed to set God always before them, but they chose rather to cast him and his fear behind their backs. Note, Those who do not choose the fear of the Lord show that they have no knowledge. The sentence is pronounced, and it is certainly ruining. Those that will not submit to God's government will certainly perish under his wrath and curse, and the gospel itself will not relieve them. They would not take the benefit of God's mercy when it was offered them, and therefore justly fall as victims to his justice, ch. 29:1. The threatenings here will have their full accomplishment in the judgment of the great day and the eternal misery of the impenitent, of which yet there are some earnests in present judgments. [1.] Now sinners are in prosperity and secure; they live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance. But, First, Their calamity will come (v. 26); sickness will come, and those diseases which they shall apprehend to be the very arrests and harbingers of death; other troubles will come, in mind, in estate, which will convince them of their folly in setting God at a distance. Secondly, Their calamity will put them into a great fright. Fear seizes them, and they apprehend that bad will be worse. When public judgments are abroad the sinners in Zion are afraid, fearfulness surprises the hypocrites. Death is the king of terrors to them (Job 15:21, etc.; 18:11, etc.); this fear will be their continual torment. Thirdly, According to their fright will it be to them. Their fear shall come (the thing they were afraid of shall befal them); it shall come as desolation, as a mighty deluge bearing down all before it; it shall be their destruction, their total and final destruction; and it shall come as a whirlwind, which suddenly and forcibly drives away all the chaff. Note, Those that will not admit the fear of God lay themselves open to all other fears, and their fears will not prove causeless. Fourthly, Their fright will then be turned into despair: Distress and anguish shall come upon them, for, having fallen into the pit they were afraid of, they shall see no way to escape, v. 27. Saul cries out (2 Sa. 1:9), Anguish has come upon me; and in hell there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth for anguish, tribulation and anguish to the soul of the sinner, the fruit of the indignation and wrath of the righteous God, Rom. 2:8, 9. [2.] Now God pities their folly, but he will then laugh at their calamity (v. 26): "I also will laugh at your distress, even as you laughed at my counsel." Those that ridicule religion will thereby but make themselves ridiculous before all the world. The righteous will laugh at them (Ps. 52:6), for God himself will. It intimates that they shall be for ever shut out of God's compassions; they have so long sinned against mercy that they have now quite sinned it away. His eye shall not spare, neither will he have pity. Nay, his justice being glorified in their ruin, he will be pleased with it, though now he would rather they should turn and live. Ah! I will ease me of my adversaries. Matthew Henry.
I would like to say that we had a very good Church service this morning but, I could say that every service. Singing praise to the Lord God Almighty, praying together, Scripture reading, Q&A, Fellowship, and a nourishment of the body to align with the nourishment of the soul, this morning was sausage gravy with biscuits, bacon, sausage links and patties, and of course coffee. If you do not have a Church family, I highly recommend it; it won't guarantee your salvation but it does go a long way at affirming your commitment to Jesus as Lord and Savior, as long as you practice it more then just for the hour or two on a Sunday morning. We are called into fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ as in: 1 John 4:11 - "Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." Here is some homework for you, look up these verses: Hebrews 10:24-25 - Acts 2:42 - Romans 12:10 - 1 John 1:7 - 1 Peter 4:9 - 1 John 1:3 - 1 Corinthians 12:12 - Hebrews 10:25 - 2 Corinthians 6:14 - 1 John 4:1 - 1 Peter 3:15 - Acts 14:23 - Matthew 18:20 - 2 Corinthians 6:17 - Psalms 133:1 - Psalms 133:1 - 127:2 - Ephesians 5:11 - 2 Timothy 3:5 Do you see the importance of fellowshipping with other believers? And the importance of not fellowshipping with unbelievers? We are to bear each others burdens to strengthen each other. I would like to ask if anyone has any prayer requests they would like to make, send them in, they can be anonymous, silent, only share as much information as what you feel comfortable with and let me know what is ok to share and what isn't. I also will ask that we all pray for those who are suffering from all ailments, whether it be the flu, cancer, family issues, fear over this covid, fear of the world collapsing, we are to not be afraid, fear is a tool of satan, God does not want us to fear anything, 'fear not' is mentioned 103 times in the Holy Bible, so I am pretty sure that God does not want us to be in fear. Don't get 'fear' and 'danger' mixed up, 'danger' is real but as long as we stay God centered and stay aware of our surroundings, pay attention to what is going on not only locally but also regionally and worldly, always refer back to the Bible for everything, as there is an answer to all of man's problems contained within the KJV Holy Bible, do not let the perversions of the Bible influence you in the wrong direction, check out the 'Archived Daily Devotional' table of contents to find the articles exploiting the dangers of the Nearly Inspired Version (NIV) among others. I hope you have a blessed day and spend some time in God's Holy Word not only today but, everyday and remember the ways of this world cannot be combined with God's Word, don't be swayed by doctrine of men, keep only the Doctrine of God, do not add to nor subtract from God's Perfectly Preserved Word contained in the King James Bible.
We should stop sending our kids to school with unscientific face masks [check this video: ‘They Can’t Stop Everyone’: GOP Congressman Dangerously Encourages Kids to Defy Statewide School Mask Mandate (msn.com)], think they are useful? Check this video out: Rand Paul goes SCORCHED EARTH on Congress over spending - YouTube you can fast forward to minute 21, but I advise to listen to the entire video. Dr. Paul explains how Dr. Fraudi is responsible for the deaths of a vast amount of people by disallowing certain medicines form being dispensed. Check this video out: A stench has been lingering over a city and residents say it's making them sick (msn.com) if you haven't visited New Jersey, the smell of rotten eggs throughout the southern part of New Jersey and Philadelphia have smelled like this since I am a little child, stagnant water with decomposing plant material is said to be responsible, in the coming weeks more information should be made available as to this lingering smell. The fools (Psalm 14:1) keep saying how India is suffering from the 'delta' (which there is no widespread test for, and even testing for regular covid is hit and miss, especially since the PCR test was never designed as a diagnostic test, check it here: The inventor of PCR never said it wasn’t designed to detect infectious diseases - Full Fact a secondary video for this fact: Inventor of PCR Test Says Fauci Knows "Nothing" & His Test Is Not Diagnostic Tool For Viruses (thegoldwater.com) and the headline for fear mongering: Second Opinion: Refrigeration alone can't solve the 'last mile' problem for COVID vaccines (msn.com) The main reason for the Bible belt to be unbuckling in America is from Christians and Christian 'leaders' becoming lukewarm [Evangelicals: 'The Bible belt is unbuckling' (msn.com)]. A lot of them think that there is such a person as a 'Modern Jesus', let me remind you of Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Churches to run away from try to teach that a 'Modern' Jesus consisted of: 1. Was a good teacher and man 2. Waters down words to avoid offense 3. Promises us earthly treasure 4. Sends all to heaven, dismisses hell 5. Minimizes need for repentance of sins 6. Gives you health, wealth & happiness 7. Loved & accepted by the world 8. Overlooks sin & never corrects you 9. Gives suggestions not commandments 10. Promises our best life now 11. Promotes unity & tolerance at all costs 12. Serves your will above God's will 13. Exalts signs, wonders & mysticism above God's word 14. Exalts emotion, experience & opinion above sound teaching 15. Encourages you to love yourself first & gratify all your fleshly desires. These are extremely dangerous teachings, this is why Jesus said in Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” To be lukewarm, you value the things of this world above all, you are like the rich man of Matthew 19:21 “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” you cannot serve two masters as in Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Like Jesus said in Luke 14:26 “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” Now here the word 'hate' doesn't mean to actually 'hate', it means you must love less.
Daily humor: What is the best vitamin for a Christian?
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Silversmith (Acts 19:24)
Today's trivia: Which river did John the Baptist baptize people in?
Word of the day:
2: the quality or state of being perpetual
3a: the condition of an estate limited so that it will not take effect or vest within the period fixed by law
3b: an estate so limited
4: an annuity payable forever
Did You Know?
Continual existence—that elusive philosophical concept is reflected in perpetuity, which traces to Latin perpetuus, an adjective meaning "continual" or "uninterrupted." The word has specific legal use. It can refer, for example, to an arrangement in a will rendering land forever incapable of being surrendered or transferred (or at least, for a period longer than is set by rules against such arrangements) or to an annuity that is payable forever.
"Nearly 120 acres in Bradford County … will be free from development in perpetuity, thanks to a conservation easement acquisition by the North Florida Land Trust." — The Florida Times-Union, 18 Sept. 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Proverbs 1:23 -
"Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you."
He invites them to repent and become wise, v. 23. And here, (1.) The precept is plain: Turn you at my reproof. We do not make a right use of the reproofs that are given us for that which is evil if we do not turn from it to that which is good; for for this end the reproof was given. Turn, that is, return to your right mind, turn to God, turn to your duty, turn and live. (2.) The promises are very encouraging. Those that love simplicity find themselves under a moral impotency to change their own mind and way; they cannot turn by any power of their own. To this God answers, "Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you; set yourselves to do what you can, and the grace of God shall set in with you, and work in you both to will and to do that good which, without that grace, you could not do." Help thyself, and God will help thee; stretch forth thy withered hand, and Christ will strengthen and heal it. [1.] The author of this grace is the Spirit, and that is promised: I will pour out my Spirit unto you, as oil, as water; you shall have the Spirit in abundance, rivers of living water, Jn. 7:38. Our heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those that ask him. [2.] The means of this grace is the word, which, if we take it aright, will turn us; it is therefore promised, "I will make known my words unto you, not only speak them to you, but make them known, give you to understand them." Note, Special grace is necessary to a sincere conversion. But that grace shall never be denied to any that honestly seek it and submit to it. Matthew Henry.
I want to point something out that I am sure most of you have already started taking notice to; covid stories are being replaced by anything and everything, from the media ignoring the illegality of Hunter Biden personally selling his 'artwork', which to me, looks like stuff my granddaughter in 1st grade would paint. To stories from North Korea, and Russian and US naval ships passing closely to each other, to Taiwan and Japan joining forces, to especially the ridiculous stories of 'climate change'. Like this one: U-Md. students protest development that would trade trees for graduate housing (msn.com) here is an interesting mathematical fact: there are almost 8 billion humans on the planet; Jacksonville, Florida is one of the largest cities in North America and it comprises about 25 billion square feet, so that means that EVERY human on the planet could have 3 square feet and EVERY one could fit inside Jacksonville, Florida. 8 x 3 = 24, doesn't seem so overcrowded now does it? Want to hear the facts of climate change? Of sea level rise? Watch this: Taking Action Against Sea Level - YouTube and I recommend checking out a few other videos from Tony Heller, do not take this lightly, the globalist fools (Psalm 14:1) ARE going to make this out to be even worse then the plague of 2019, although that wouldn't take a whole lot of effort as another strain of flu to those in the know realize and can interpret data to see that covid19 is nothing more then a government/satan farce. Volcanic activity is not heating up due to 'climate change' (pardon the pun), a lot of geologists associate volcanic activity with CME's (Coronal Mass Ejections) from the sun. This is all for today, I hope you all have an excellent weekend and if you do not have a Church family, please find one, go visit a Church near you tomorrow morning, we are fellowship with other believers not associate with the evil of the world, we are to be separate from the world. I know I would much rather stand with God and be judged by the world then to stand with the world and be judged by God, but, you do whatever you want, the ONLY way to the Kingdom of Heaven is through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Do NOT be lukewarm, do NOT be deceived by the dumbness of a 'one world religion', acceptance of pagan ideologies from Islam, Catholicism, Hindu and the others places a lightbulb on your head indicating that you are lukewarm, and that is more dangerous then being an atheist.
Daily humor: T.G.I.F.
Thank God I'm Forgiven
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
Today's trivia: What was Demetrius of Ephesus' profession?
E. Computer programmer
Word of the day:
1: a film of cobwebs floating in air in calm clear weather
2: something light, delicate, or insubstantial
1: extremely light, delicate, or tenuous
Did You Know?
In the days of Middle English, a period of mild weather in late autumn or early winter was sometimes called a gossomer, literally "goose summer." People may have chosen that name for a late-season warm spell because October and November were the months when people felt that geese were at their best for eating. Gossomer was also used in Middle English as a word for filmy cobwebs floating through the air in calm, clear weather, apparently because somebody thought the webs looked like the down of a goose. This sense eventually inspired the adjective gossamer, which means "light, delicate, or tenuous"—just like cobwebs or goose down.
"The dragonfly is our state insect…. As a beautiful predator with gossamer wings…, this insect deserves far more appreciation." — Barbara Hunt, The Mat-Su Valley (Alaska) Frontiersman, 2 Aug. 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Proverbs 1:20-22 -
"Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?"
Solomon, having shown how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here shows how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God, which we shall for ever rue the neglect of. Observe,
By whom God calls to us—by wisdom. It is wisdom that crieth without. The word is plural—wisdoms, for, as there is infinite wisdom in God, so there is the manifold wisdom of God, Eph. 3:10. God speaks to the children of men by all the kinds of wisdom, and, as in every will, so in every word, of God there is a counsel. 1. Human understanding is wisdom, the light and law of nature, the powers and faculties of reason, and the office of conscience, Job 38:36. By these God speaks to the children of men, and reasons with them. The spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord; and, wherever men go, they may hear a voice behind them, saying, This is the way; and the voice of conscience is the voice of God, and not always a still small voice, but sometimes it cries. 2. Civil government is wisdom; it is God's ordinance; magistrates are his vicegerents [viceregents?]. God by David had said to the fools, Deal not foolishly, Ps. 75:4. In the opening of the gates, and in the places of concourse, where courts were kept, the judges, the wisdom of the nation, called to wicked people, in God's name, to repent and reform. 3. Divine revelation is wisdom; all its dictates, all its laws, are wise as wisdom itself. God does, by the written word, by the law of Moses, which sets before us the blessing and the curse, by the priests' lips which keep knowledge, by his servants the prophets, and all the ministers of this word, declare his mind to sinners, and give them warning as plainly as that which is proclaimed in the streets or courts of judicature by the criers. God, in his word, not only opens the case, but argues it with the children of men. Come, now, and let us reason together, Isa. 1:18. 4. Christ himself is Wisdom, is Wisdoms, for in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and he is the centre of all divine revelation, not only the essential Wisdom, but the eternal Word, by whom God speaks to us and to whom he has committed all judgment; he it is therefore who here both pleads with sinners and passes sentence on them. He calls himself Wisdom, Lu. 7:35.
How he calls to us, and in what manner. 1. Very publicly, that whosoever hath ears to hear may hear, since all are welcome to take the benefit of what is said and all are concerned to heed it. The rules of wisdom are published without in the streets, not in the schools only, or in the palaces of princes, but in the chief places of concourse, among the common people that pass and repass in the opening of the gates and in the city. It is comfortable casting the net of the gospel where there is a multitude of fish, in hopes that then some will be enclosed. This was fulfilled in our Lord Jesus, who taught openly in the temple, in crowds of people, and in secret said nothing (Jn. 18:20), and charged his ministers to proclaim his gospel on the housetop, Mt. 10:27. God says (Isa. 45:19), I have not spoken in secret. There is no speech or language where Wisdom's voice is not heard. Truth seeks not corners, nor is virtue ashamed of itself. 2. Very pathetically; she cries, and again she cries, as one in earnest. Jesus stood and cried. She utters her voice, she utters her words with all possible clearness and affection. God is desirous to be heard and heeded.
He reproves sinners for their folly and their obstinately persisting in it, v. 22. Observe, (1.) Who they are that Wisdom here reproves and expostulates with. In general, they are such as are simple, and therefore might justly be despised, such as love simplicity, and therefore might justly be despaired of; but we must use the means even with those that we have but little hopes of, because we know not what divine grace may do. Three sorts of persons are here called to:—[1.] Simple ones that love simplicity. Sin is simplicity, and sinners are simple ones; they do foolishly, very foolishly; and the condition of those is very bad who love simplicity, are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and are in their element when they are doing a simple thing, sporting themselves in their own deceivings and flattering themselves in their wickedness. [2.] Scorners that delight in scorning—proud people that take a pleasure in hectoring all about them, jovial people that banter all mankind, and make a jest of every thing that comes in their way. But scoffers at religion are especially meant, the worst of sinners, that scorn to submit to the truths and laws of Christ, and to the reproofs and admonitions of his word, and take a pride in running down every thing that is sacred and serious. [3.] Fools that hate knowledge. None but fools hate knowledge. Those only are enemies to religion that do not understand it aright. And those are the worst of fools that hate to be instructed and reformed, and have a rooted antipathy to serious godliness. (2.) How the reproof is expressed: "How long will you do so?" This implies that the God of heaven desires the conversion and reformation of sinners and not their ruin, that he is much displeased with their obstinacy and dilatoriness, that he waits to be gracious, and is willing to reason the case with them. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Sodom (Genesis 18:20)
Today's trivia: Which animal is a symbol of Christianity?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Proverbs 1:19 -
"So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof."
But the sinner sees ruin at the end of his way; the murderer, the thief, see the jail and the gallows before them, nay, they may see hell before them; their watchmen tell them they shall surely die, but it is to no purpose; they rush into sin, and rush on in it, like the horse into the battle. For really the stone they roll will turn upon themselves, v. 18, 19. They lay wait, and lurk privily, for the blood and lives of others, but it will prove, contrary to their intention, to be for their own blood, their own lives; they will come, at length, to a shameful end; and, if they escape the sword of the magistrate, yet there is a divine Nemesis that pursues them. Vengeance suffers them not to live. Their greediness of gain hurries them upon those practices which will not suffer them to live out half their days, but will cut off the number of their months in the midst. They have little reason to be proud of their property in that which takes away the life of the owners and then passes to other masters; and what is a man profited, though he gain the world, if he lose his life? For then he can enjoy the world no longer; much less if he lose his soul, and that be drowned in destruction and perdition, as multitudes are by the love of money. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: People are funny; they want to front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the Church...
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
D. Canaan (Genesis 9:27)
Today's trivia: What city is known for its blatant immorality?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Proverbs 1:17-18 -
"Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives."
He shows the perniciousness of these ways, as a reason why we should dread them (v. 15): "My son, walk not thou in the way with them; do not associate with them; get, and keep, as far off from them as thou canst; refrain thy foot from their path; do not take example by them, not do as they do." Such is the corruption of our nature that our foot is very prone to step into the path of sin, so that we must use necessary violence upon ourselves to refrain our foot from it, and check ourselves if at any time we take the least step towards it. Consider, 1. How pernicious their way is in its own nature (v. 16): Their feet run to evil, to that which is displeasing to God and hurtful to mankind, for they make haste to shed blood. Note, The way of sin is down-hill; men not only cannot stop themselves, but, the longer they continue in it, the faster they run, and make haste in it, as if they were afraid they should not do mischief enough and were resolved to lose no time. They said they would proceed leisurely (Let us lay wait for blood, v. 11), but thou wilt find they are all in haste, so much has Satan filled their hearts. 2. How pernicious the consequences of it will be. They are plainly told that this wicked way will certainly end in their own destruction, and yet they persist in it. Herein, (1.) They are like the silly bird, that sees the net spread to take her, and yet it is in vain; she is decoyed into it by the bait, and will not take the warning which her own eyes gave her, v. 17. But we think ourselves of more value than many sparrows, and therefore should have more wit, and act with more caution. God has made us wiser than the fowls of heaven (Job 35:11), and shall we then be as stupid as they? (2.) They are worse than the birds, and have not the sense which we sometimes perceive them to have; for the fowler knows it is in vain to lay his snare in the sight of the bird, and therefore he has arts to conceal it. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. Delilah (Judges 16:4)
Today's trivia: This man became a slave to his uncles as a punishment to his father.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Proverbs 1: 11-16 -
"If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood."
He represents the fallacious reasonings which sinners use in their enticements, and the arts of wheedling which they have for the beguiling of unstable souls. He specifies highwaymen, who do what they can to draw others into their gang, v. 11-14. See here what they would have the young man to do: "Come with us (v. 11); let us have thy company." At first they pretend to ask no more; but the courtship rises higher (v. 14): "Cast in thy lot among us; come in partner with us, join thy force to ours, and let us resolve to live and die together: thou shalt fare as we fare; and let us all have one purse, that what we get together we may spend merrily together," for that is it they aim it [at?]. Two unreasonable insatiable lusts they propose to themselves the gratification of, and therewith entice their pray into the snare:-1. Their cruelty. They thirst after blood, and hate those that are innocent and never gave them any provocation, because by their honesty and industry they shame and condemn them: "Let us therefore lay wait for their blood, and lurk privily for them; they are conscious to themselves of no crime and consequently apprehensive of no danger, but travel unarmed; therefore we shall make the more easy prey of them. And, O how sweet it will be to swallow them up alive!" v. 12. These bloody men would do this as greedily as the hungry lion devours the lamb. If it be objected, "The remains of the murdered will betray the murderers;" they answer, "No danger of that; we will swallow them whole as those that are buried." Who could imagine that human nature should degenerate so far that it should ever be a pleasure to one man to destroy another! 2. Their covetousness. They hope to get a good booty by it (v. 13): "We shall find all precious substance by following this trade. What though we venture our necks by it? we shall fill our houses with spoil." See here, (1.) The idea they have of worldly wealth. They call it precious substance; whereas it is neither substance nor precious; it is a shadow; it is vanity, especially that which is got by robbery, Ps. 62:10. It is as that which is not, which will give a man no solid satisfaction. It is cheap, it is common, yet, in their account, it is precious, and therefore they will hazard their lives, and perhaps their souls, in pursuit of it. It is the ruining mistake of thousands that they over-value the wealth of this world and look on it as precious substance. (2.) The abundance of it which they promise themselves: We shall fill our houses with it. Those who trade with sin promise themselves mighty bargains, and that it will turn to a vast account (All this will I give thee, says the tempter); but they only dream that they eat; the housefuls dwindle into scarcely a handful, like the grass on the house-tops. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. Hebron (2 Samuel 5:3)
Today's trivia: Who did Samson fall in love with that led to his downfall?
Monday, October 11, 2021
Proverbs 1:10 -
"My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not."
Here Solomon gives another general rule to young people, in order to their finding out, and keeping in, the paths of wisdom, and that is to take heed of the snare of bad company. David's psalms begin with this caution, and so do Solomon's proverbs; for nothing is more destructive, both to a lively devotion and to a regular conversation (v. 10): "My son, whom I love, and have a tender concern for, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not." This is good advice for parents to give their children when they send them abroad into the world; it is the same that St. Peter gave to his new converts, (Acts 2:40), Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Observe, 1. How industrious wicked people are to seduce others into the paths of the destroyer: they will entice. Sinners love company in sin; the angels that fell were tempters almost as soon as they were sinners. They do not threaten or argue, but entice with flattery and fair speech; with a bait they draw the unwary young man to the hook. But they mistake if they think that by bringing others to partake with them in their guilt, and to be bound, as it were, in the bond with them, they shall have the less to pay themselves; for they will have so much the more to answer for. 2. How cautious young people should be that they be not seduced by them: "Consent thou not; and then, though they entice thee, they cannot force thee. Do not say as they say, nor do as they do or would have thee to do; have no fellowship with them." Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
Today's trivia: Where was David anointed king?
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Proverbs 1:8-9 -
"My son, hear thee instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck."
Let them have regard to their parents as their superiors (v. 8, 9): My son, hear the instruction of thy father. He means, not only that he would have his own children to be observant of him, and of what he said to them, nor only that he would have his pupils, and those who came to him to be taught, to look upon him as their father and attend to his precepts with the disposition of children, but that he would have all children to be dutiful and respectful to their parents, and to conform to the virtuous and religious education which they give them, according to the law of the fifth commandment.
He takes it for granted that parents will, with all the wisdom they have, instruct their children, and, with all the authority they have, give law to them for their good. They are reasonable creatures, and therefore we must not give them law without instruction; we must draw them with the cords of a man, and when we tell them what they must do we must tell them why. But they are corrupt and wilful, and therefore with the instruction there is need of a law. Abraham will not only catechize, but command, his household. Both the father and the mother must do all they can for the good education of their children, and all little enough.
He charges children both to receive and to retain the good lessons and laws their parents give them. (1.) To receive them with readiness: "Hear the instruction of thy father; hear it and heed it; hear it and bid it welcome, and be thankful for it, and subscribe to it." (2.) To retain them with resolution: "Forsake not their law; think not that when thou art grown up, and no longer under tutors and governors, thou mayest live at large; no, the law of thy mother was according to the law of thy God, and therefore it must never be forsaken; thou wast trained up in the way in which thou shouldst go, and therefore, when thou art old, thou must not depart from it." Some observe that whereas the Gentile ethics, and the laws of the Persians and Romans, provided only that children should pay respect to their father, the divine law secures the honour of the mother also.
He recommends this as that which is very graceful and will put an honour upon us: "The instructions and laws of thy parents, carefully observed and lived up to, shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head (v. 9), such an ornament as is, in the sight of God, of great price, and shall make thee look as great as those that wear gold chains about their necks." Let divine truths and commands be to us a coronet, or a collar of SS, which are badges of first-rate honours; let us value them, and be ambitious of them, and then they shall be so to us. Those are truly valuable, and shall be valued, who value themselves more by their virtue and piety than by their worldly wealth and dignity. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
A. John (John 1:1)
Today's trivia: How many times does the word 'God' occur in the Bible?
Saturday, October 09, 2021
Proverbs 1:7 -
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
He lays down this truth, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (v. 7); it is the principal part of knowledge (so the margin); it is the head of knowledge; that is, (1.) Of all things that are to be known this is most evident, that God is to be feared, to be reverenced, served, and worshipped; this is so the beginning of knowledge that those know nothing who do not know this. (2.) In order to the attaining of all useful knowledge this is most necessary, that we fear God; we are not qualified to profit by the instructions that are given us unless our minds be possessed with a holy reverence of God, and every thought within us be brought into obedience to him. If any man will do his will, he shall know of his doctrine, Jn. 7:17. (3.) As all our knowledge must take rise from the fear of God, so it must tend to it as its perfection and centre. Those know enough who know how to fear God, who are careful in every thing to please him and fearful of offending him in any thing; this is the Alpha and Omega of knowledge. Matthew Henry.
Daily humor: Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember Moses started out as a basket case.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
A. Wine (Mark 14:24)
Today's trivia: Which book is the last of the gospels?
E. 2 Opinions
Friday, October 08, 2021
Proverbs 1:5-6 -
"A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings."
What good use may be made of them, v. 5, 6. Those who are young and simple may by them be made wise, and are not excluded from Solomon's school, as they were from Plato's. But is it only for such? No; here is not only milk for babes, but strong meat for strong men. This book will not only make the foolish and bad wise and good, but the wise and good wiser and better; and though the simple and the young man may perhaps slight those instructions, and not be the better for them, yet the wise man will hear. Wisdom will be justified by her own children, though not by the children sitting in the market-place. Note, Even wise men must hear, and not think themselves too wise to learn. A wise man is sensible of his own defects (Plurima ignoro, sed ignorantiam meam non ignoro—I am ignorant of many things, but not of my own ignorance), and therefore is still pressing forward, that he may increase in learning, may know more and know it better, more clearly and distinctly, and may know better how to make use of it. As long as we live we should strive to increase in all useful learning. It was a saying of one of the greatest of the rabbim, Qui non auget scientiam, amittit de ea—If our stock of knowledge by not increasing, it is wasting; and those that would increase in learning must study the scriptures; these perfect the man of God. A wise man, by increasing in learning, is not only profitable to himself, but to others also, 1. As a counsellor. A man of understanding in these precepts of wisdom, by comparing them with one another and with his own observations, shall by degrees attain unto wise counsels; he stands fair for preferment, and will be consulted as an oracle, and entrusted with the management of public affairs; he shall come to sit at the helm, so the word signifies. Note, Industry is the way to honour; and those whom God has blessed with wisdom must study to do good with it, according as their sphere is. It is more dignity indeed to be counsellor to the prince, but it is more charity to be counsellor to the poor, as Job was with his wisdom. Job 29:15, I was eyes to the blind. 2. As an interpreter (v. 6)—to understand a proverb. Solomon was himself famous for expounding riddles and resolving hard questions, which was of old the celebrated entertainment of the eastern princes, witness the solutions he gave to the enquiries with which the queen of Sheba thought to puzzle him. Now here he undertakes to furnish his readers with that talent, as far as would be serviceable to the best purposes. "They shall understand a proverb, even the interpretation, without which the proverb is a nut uncracked; when they hear a wise saying, though it be figurative, they shall take the sense of it, and know how to make use of it." The words of the wise are sometimes dark sayings. In St. Paul's epistles there is that which is hard to be understood; but to those who, being well-versed in the scriptures, know how to compare spiritual things with spiritual, they will be easy and safe; so that, if you ask them, Have you understood all these things? they may answer, Yea, Lord. Note, It is a credit to religion when men of honesty are men of sense; all good people therefore should aim to be intelligent, and run to and fro, take pains in the use of means, that their knowledge may be increased. Matthew Henry.
My fellow brethren, we must pray for those that have been deceived, those that have taken this 'mark' this vaccine for a virus with a 99.98% survival rate. Knowing this 'vaccine' was developed using aborted fetal cells can in no way derive any good, anything from satan cannot bear fruit. As it is written in Matthew 7:18 "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." If you have already taken one shot, repent and do not take any more, because like in Romans 6:1-2 "What shall we say then? Shall we coninue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Fear has no place in a Christian read in 1 John 4:17-18 "Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." A person cannot serve two masters, read here in Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." If you are fearful of dying, you are a lukewarm Christian, and that is worse then being an unbeliever read in 1 John 2:15 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." We, as in all peoples, must stand against this tyranny, the scam being perpetrated upon all peoples must be rebuked. For additional information concerning this 'vaccine' and scam of covid, please check out the last 2 or 3 days of Devotionals, check out the 'Archived Daily Devotional' page and the 'covid19 news and info' page. Let us also pray for all those suffering from all afflictions from this covid flu to cancer to car accident victims that the Holy Spirit will comfort them to reassure them that God is with them, to have no fear. We must rebuke ALL sin, not just some. If we sin, we must repent immediately. Repentance is twofold; one is to turn from the sin and two is to turn towards God. May you have a blessed day and an enjoyable weekend ahead.
First headline for today: Why lawsuits against vaccine mandates will likely fail: Experts (msn.com) in my opinion these 'mandates' will not survive, they are trying to compare smallpox, that had a 30% chance of death and even more left disfigured, compared to covid that has a 99.98% survival rate, it is highly comparable to a bad flu. The courts are also forgetting about Section 12: Religious Discrimination | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov) which ruled that no person has the authority to question another persons religious convitions. Next up: Top COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately asked the Biden administration to scrap its booster shot plan, report says (msn.com)
a report from Australia yesterday stated that 7 people died of covid,
Daily humor: Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
On this day in 1860, the very first 'internet' cable was completed; the beginning of high speed communications, enjoy this article: First transcontinental telegraph - Wikipedia
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. Herod (Acts 12:23)
Today's trivia: At the Last Supper Jesus drank this to represent his blood.
Word of the day:
1: a detached living portion of a plant (such as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft
2a: DESCENDANT, CHILD: especially: a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential family
Did You Know?
Scion comes from Anglo-French cioun, meaning "offspring" or "new growth of a plant." When it first sprouted in English, it referred to a plant's shoot; the word was then applied to portions of a plant that have been grafted. The figurative meaning, "descendant," blossomed later, with particular reference to those who were descendants of notable families.
"Walker was the beloved, indulged scion of a wealthy East Coast family, the son of the first curator of the National Gallery and a descendant of Thomas More, the author of the 15th-century satire 'Utopia.'" — Parul Sehgal, The New York Times, 1 Aug. 2021
Thursday, October 07, 2021
The Book Of Proverbs
Those who read David's psalms, especially those towards the latter end, would be tempted to think that religion is all rapture and consists in nothing but the ecstasies and transports of devotion; and doubtless there is a time for them, and if there be a heaven upon earth it is in them: but, while we are on earth, we cannot be wholly taken up with them; we have a life to live in the flesh, must have a conversation in the world, and into that we must now be taught to carry our religion, which is a rational thing, and very serviceable to the government of human life, and tends as much to make us discreet as to make us devout, to make the face shine before men, in a prudent, honest, useful conversation, as to make the heart burn towards God in holy and pious affections. In this chapter we have, I. The title of the book, showing the general scope and design of it (v. 1-6). II. The first principle of it recommended to our serious consideration (v. 7-9). III. A necessary caution against bad company (v. 10-19). IV. A faithful and lively representation of wisdom's reasonings with the children of men, and the certain ruin of those who turn a deaf ear to those reasonings (v. 20-33).
We have here an introduction to this book, which some think was prefixed by the collector and publisher, as Ezra; but it is rather supposed to have been penned by Solomon himself, who, in the beginning of his book, proposes his end in writing it, that he might keep to his business, and closely pursue that end. We are here told,
Who wrote these wise sayings, v. 1. They are the proverbs of Solomon. 1. His name signifies peaceable, and the character both of his spirit and of his reign answered to it; both were peaceable. David, whose life was full of troubles, wrote a book of devotion; for is any afflicted? let him pray. Solomon, who lived quietly, wrote a book of instruction; for when the churches had rest they were edified. In times of peace we should learn ourselves, and teach others, that which in troublous times both they and we must practise. 2. He was the son of David; it was his honour to stand related to that good man, and he reckoned it so with good reason, for he fared the better for it, 1 Ki. 11:12. He had been blessed with a good education, and many a good prayer had been put up for him (Ps. 72:1), the effect of both which appeared in his wisdom and usefulness. The generation of the upright are sometimes thus blessed, that they are made blessings, eminent blessings, in their day. Christ is often called the Son of David, and Solomon was a type of him in this, as in other things, that he opened his mouth in parables or proverbs. 3. He was king of Israel—a king, and yet it was no disparagement to him to be an instructor of the ignorant, and a teacher of babes—king of Israel, that people among whom God was known and his name was great; among them he learned wisdom, and to them he communicated it. All the earth sought to Solomon to hear his wisdom, which excelled all men's (1 Ki. 4:30; 10:24); it was an honour to Israel that their king was such a dictator, such an oracle. Solomon was famous for apophthegms; every word he said had weight in it, and something that was surprising and edifying. His servants who attended him, and heard his wisdom, had, among them, collected 3000 proverbs of his which they wrote in their day-books; but these were of his own writing, and do not amount to nearly a thousand. In these he was divinely inspired. Some think that out of those other proverbs of his, which were not so inspired, the apocryphal books of Ecclesiasticus and the Wisdom of Solomon were compiled, in which are many excellent sayings, and of great use; but, take altogether, they are far short of this book. The Roman emperors had each of them his symbol or motto, as many now have with their coat of arms. But Solomon had many weighty sayings, not as theirs, borrowed from others, but all the product of that extraordinary wisdom which God had endued him with. Matthew Henry. Today we start with the introduction to the Book of Proverbs.
Thank you for your prayers, as you read about what is going on in the world in the next paragraph, I hope you will have eyes to see and ears to hear, nah, to listen, as anyone can hear but listening requires effort. I ask that we continue in prayer for all the people that have been deceived into taking part of this covid experiment, if you are still on the fence of this debacle of the covid scam, you haven't done enough research and it is my goal to try to reach people. We need to pray for these people so that their minds will be opened, their scales lifted off their eyes, and their flaps opened so they may listen and of course hearts that are softened to be receptive to God's Word. We must also pray for our enemies, which comprise all non-believers and some people that call themselves believers but they are lukewarm, and being lukewarm is the most dangerous way to be, these are the people who call themselves Christians but have been deceived into receiving this first MARK of the vaccine that has PEG (PolyEthyleneGlycol - which causes infertility in females and sometimes an instant abortion), it contains graphene oxide [check it: Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity - PubMed (nih.gov)] what constitutes being lukewarm? being afraid of dying is one thing, to not hold ALL of Jesus teachings, to have contrary human interpretation of the Scriptures. These 3 signs of a lukewarm Christian is a good start for you to examine what is in your heart, if you think you can Love God and still be a part of the world, you are lukewarm and that is the worst position to be in, check it out:
1) You don't seek God before making decisions.
One of the major aspects of the Christian life is trusting God to lead us. It's a desire to see His will in our lives even over our own. This takes having the faith that God's way is the best way. But because the lukewarm Christian doesn't really believe this, they will always make their own decisions without consulting God. The lukewarm Christian makes a habit of leading their own life to what they think is comfortable and not following God. While in college I realized I was guilty of this. I wanted Jesus to be my savior but I did not want Him as my Lord. I wanted to do my own thing, but this was a clear sign of a lukewarm heart. If we truly want Jesus we don't just want parts of Him, we want Him all.
2) Your friends don't take your walk with Christ seriously.
Many times lukewarm Christians are only fooling themselves. Even their friends will see they are not really all in with Jesus. Others will not take your relationship with God seriously when they see you don't either. And why should they? People will expect you to do what you’ve always done, not simply what you say. If your friends don’t believe what you are saying about your commitment to Jesus ask yourself, is it because your words don’t match your actions?
3) You want to know how far you can push the limit with God.
Lukewarm Christians will always want to put God to the test. Because they want to live with God and in the world, they will want to know how far they can push the limit before tipping over to one side or the other. They'll want to know, how far they can get from God and still be ok with Him? But this is the wrong question. A sincere believer will not want to know how far they can get from God. They will want to know how close they can get to him. In the end, it's all about what you believe about God. Do you simply see Him as a get out of Hell free card or a loving Father trustworthy of your whole life and heart?
There have been many developments in the search for truth of this 'worldwide' scam being played upon the people. Let's start with: Surgeon General Just Shut Down Anti-Vaxxer Excuses (msn.com) the liberal highly educated moron Dr. Murthy, claims that George Washington forced vaccinations on his army in 1777, problem is that the smallpox vaccine wasn't available for use until 1796 by Edward Jenner. What is the major difference? Well first off, smallpox was natural virus and the vaccine was a REAL vaccine, not a synthetic compound consisting of aborted fetal cells and dangerous chemicals and smallpox had a death rate of about 30% and disfigured even more, compared to the covid virus that has a 99.98% survival rate. Comparing covid to smallpox is like comparing wrestling a chihuahua to wrestling a bear. Murthy also said...'vaccine mandates work', number one: a mandate is NOT a law (the definition of 'mandate' is when Barry Soteoro and Chicago Mayor Beetlejuice go on a double date), number two: a vaccine mandate ONLY works well for the pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders (follow the yellow brick road), want to read some VERY concerning US patents? (take special note to when they were filed and make sure to read the 'Abstract' paragraph), check out this one: United States Patent: 11107588 (uspto.gov) and then check this one: United States Patent: 8645538 (uspto.gov) and how about this one: United States Patent: 7705723 (uspto.gov) don't take my words for any of this, read for yourselves, and while you are at those locations check out some of the other patents, send me an email and let me know what you think. And Dr. Murthy has said 'we don't live in a bubble'... there are only 3 types of people when it comes to a virus; 1. those that HAD it and 2. those that HAVE it and 3. those that WILL be exposed to it. Did all these virtuous globalist fools wear face masks prior 2019 to no spread the flu? Of course not, they are ALL hypocrites and the doctors following such nonsense are violating their Hippocratic oath of 'first do no harm'. My next headline is: Kellogg's strike halts its U.S. cereal production (msn.com) Kelloggs is threatening to move food production to Mexico, I must ask every person to boycott Kelloggs, not only because of this but because they are in favor or Marxist ideals and if a company is so undereducated that they think their level of income will remain the same for the transition into communism then they do not deserve ANY of our hard earned money. I don't know or really care where Sage Steele has parked her identity but, her apologizing for her 100% correct statements is a sign to me that she sold her soul to the evil globalists because she values her job and comfort over doing and saying what is right, check the story here: ESPN's Sage Steele apologizes for controversial comments about Obama's racial identity and vaccine mandates (msn.com) Next headline: Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Studies confirm waning immunity from vaccine (msn.com) surprise, or not really a surprise, it has never worked and only looks to fool people, they (the leftist fools) want, err NEED you to be a part of this experiment to try to 'modernize' the human RNA, hence the generation of the name Moderna. Next up: Sweden halts use of Moderna's COVID vaccine in under 30s (msn.com) looks like Sweden is awakening to the danger of this poison in young people, unlike the dictator of California and New York and the Surgeon General and the deceptive liar Dr. Fraudi who wants babies injected with this experiment. Here is an article of members of the so called healthcare community violating their Hippocratic Oath: Hospital system says it will deny transplants to the unvaccinated in ‘almost all situations’ (msn.com)
all the current data coming out indicate that the 'vaccinated' are dying at a higher rate with their 'breakthrough' infections. Another headline highlighting the inefficiency of their poison: Covid Protection Wanes Months After Second Shot, Studies Show (msn.com) does no one see the problem here? Just like with the ridiculous flu shot, they have been trying for decades to arrive at a flu vaccine to eradicate the flu, which will never happen, same with this covid flu. I personally know at least 12 people who have gotten sick with covid, every single one of them said it was the worst flu they ever had and when they went to the Dr or ER they were all told to take Tylenol, get lots of rest and drink lots of fluid and put a cool compress on their heads, sounds to me like the exact same thing they say about the flu, with a difference, before this plague, Dr's gave out antibiotics like they were candy and now, not so much. That tells me that they want people to get sicker, they want to put people on ventilators and then watch them die. Check out this article from 2017: How Hospitals Kill Our Loved Ones And Conceal It | HuffPost Life still think hospitals care about you? They ONLY care about the bottom line and making money for their shareholders and when they are financially incentivized for people to 'test' positive using an incredibly flawed and never designed to be a diagnostic test (PCR test, check it here: WHO Finally Admits COVID19 PCR Test Has a ‘Problem’ | Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com) and they are even financially incentivized to let people die. Next article: Protect your child's heart? Get the COVID-19 vaccine, expert urges (msn.com) with so much information coming from all over the world about this 'vaccine' causing heart inflammation like myocarditis and these idiots want to inject this into developing bodies? Here the CDC claims rising cases of heart inflammation in young people but yet they continue to push for young people to get it, for a virus that has a 99.98% survival rate, has the world gone mad? Here is a problem, the VDH (Virginia Department of Health) holding a Q&A about covid vaccine and children...you must submit your questions before time and must register before hand...you know because covid is so deadly. I have to get my registration early because I do not believe that they are going to allow many, if any, people from the public at large. I got my ticket to go...I have LOTS of questions, I would advise for everyone to tune into the YouTube of the event or be there or join the Zoom of the event, I hope I am not the only educated and reasonable person there, I don't want to be surrounded by kowtowing sheep. Check this out after you check out some of those patents I mentioned earlier and see what the dates are associated with the filings: Leaked Grant Proposal Confirms Chinese and American Scientists Planned to Create Novel Coronavirus (msn.com) now, remember in the debates of Trump and SleepyQuidProPedoJoe, and F*ck Joe Biden (or let's go Brandon, for the impaired leftist fools) said...'we are heading for a dark winter'..remember? Check this out from Johns Hopkins: Dark Winter (centerforhealthsecurity.org) after reading that, check this one out: WARNING! “Dark Winter” Begins! Next Phase is “Digital Pandemic” as Cyber Wars Start - Vaccine Impact and this one: Cyber Pandemic Seems To Follow COVID-19 - Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoin News, Articles, Charts, and Guides If you are being told your religious exemption is being scrutinized, remind them of this: Section 12: Religious Discrimination | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov) no person has the authority to question a person's religious convictions. Check out this video: Hospital systems PURGE thousands of workers to engineer health care COLLAPSE just as the Dark Winter die-off accelerates (newstarget.com) 76% of covid deaths are people that are 'vaccinated'. Lots and lots of stories of people not only dying after receiving this experiment but people becoming crippled, check it: Denver Police Officer Forced to Take COVID Vaccine, Now He Says He Lost the Ability to Walk (westernjournal.com) and this one: Skin Problems, Neuropathy, Paralysis All Part of Over 500,000 Adverse Events Reported After COVID Vaccine (westernjournal.com) a very important interview of Stew Peters with Dr. Carrie Madej: Parasites and tentacles found in Covid vaccines (bitchute.com) we talked of this a little bit yesterday with a GOP Lawmaker from New Hampshire claiming this and his colleagues trying to have him removed. A cyber pandemic is quickly approaching, the globalists want to shut down our ability to communicate quickly via the internet, they know their covid house of cards is beginning to collapse. If something needs to be coerced or bribed or forced, questions of its efficacy or quality must be raised as nothing good will ever need to be forced or bribed. Some people say...'God makes you obey him'...no, you couldn't be more wrong, God forces no one to do anything, it is called free will. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ will NEVER steer a person in the wrong direction, He will never force you to do anything, everything He teaches is for the good of yourself. If you have inner control, you will never need outer control. Last bit of topic for today is: Undersupply of natural gas, oil all 'man-made,' due to policy (msn.com) a complete disaster to freeze people to death, and to generate more revenue for the leftists and demokkkrats, another headline: A global energy crisis is coming. There's no quick fix (msn.com) the root of all evil is the love of money. There is nothing wrong with money, we all need it, we all use it, the problem is greed, the love of money, the love of a comfortable life on this planet, if you are not willing to give it ALL up, you need to reevaluate your Christianity. You do realize that NONE of us are getting out of here alive, right? And the only thing you will take with you, is what you brought with you...which is...NOTHING, and some of us leave with even less as some of us are born with a full head of hair and leave bald.
Daily humor: The thief that stole my diary and my Bible died today.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
On this day in the year 3761BC is believed to be the start of Creation by a large portion of the Jewish community. I don't put much faith into any calendar but instead go by what the Bible teaches of what signs to look for. The Gregorian calendar and Julian calendar among all the other calendars have so many different ideas, I will just follow what the Bible teaches. If you want to know more of the Jewish calendar, check this link out: Jewish Calendar – Hebrew Calendar (timeanddate.com)
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Joseph (Genesis 37:9)
Today's trivia: Because he didn't give glory to God, this king was eaten by worms.
E. Henry VIII
Word of the day:
1: marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful: dismissal of important matters
3a: capitalized: of or relating to the party of Charles I of England in his struggles with the Puritans and Parliament
3c: capitalized : of or relating to the English Cavalier poets of the mid-17th century
4: a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship
5: a mounted soldier : KNIGHT
6: capitalized : an adherent of Charles I of England
7: a lady's escort or dancing partner : GALLANT
Did You Know?
The adjective cavalier comes from a noun referring to a gentleman or knight who is trained in arms and horsemanship. The noun traces back to Latin caballārius, meaning "horseback rider" or "groom." It is also used for "a swaggering fellow," and English Puritans used it disdainfully to their adversaries, the swashbuckling royalist followers of Charles I, who sported longish hair and swords. Their use undoubtedly contributed to the adjective's reference to a rather unbecoming quality.
"Another surprisingly common problem is grant applications that are poorly written. In some cases, poor writing can make your argument difficult to comprehend, and it certainly suggests a cavalier attitude to the process." — Michelle Havich, The American City & County (Atlanta, Georgia), 12 Aug. 2021
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
1 John 5:14b -
"If we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us."
A privilege belonging to faith in Christ, namely, audience in prayer: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us, v. 14. The Lord Christ emboldens us to come to God in all circumstances, with all our supplications and requests. Through him our petitions are admitted and accepted of God. The matter of our prayer must be agreeable to the declared will of God. It is not fit that we should ask what is contrary either to his majesty and glory or to our own good, who are his and dependent on him. And then we may have confidence that the prayer of faith shall be heard in heaven.
The advantage accruing to us by such privilege: If we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him, v. 15. Great are the deliverances, mercies, and blessings, which the holy petitioner needs. To know that his petitions are heard or accepted is as good as to know that they are answered; and therefore that he is so pitied, pardoned, or counselled, sanctified, assisted, and saved (or shall be so) as he is allowed to ask of God. Matthew Henry. Tomorrow we shall begin the in-depth study of the Book of Proverbs. I can't wait.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, send them in so we can pray together. Let me know what information is ok to share, I will not share any information with anyone that you do not authorize, you may also send in silent request or anonymous request. We should remain in constant prayer with the Father, in constant fellowship with the Father, tell Him of not just your needs or wants but tell Him of all the good things that happen, of all the good things you do or have been done unto you, yes, He already knows but that isn't the point. The point is being in constant fellowship just like with your neighbor or friend. Do not be deceived by the leftist fools who have infiltrated every denomination of the Church, they have watered down the Scriptures, they have manipulated Scripture to fit their narrative, all they want to preach is that God is Love, which God is Love BUT God is also a God of Righteousness and will NOT tolerate sin of any kind, that is why we must always work to not sinning, work on being an encouragement to others to not sin, to be a light that the unbeliever strives to want to be a part of. Let me remind you of Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” All of you people who call yourselves Christian but have taken this experimental shot of poison KNOWING that aborted fetal cells were used in it's creation ARE lukewarm Christians, which Jesus said is worse then the unbeliever as in Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth." Do not think this is the only place that speaks of the dangers of being lukewarm, check out: 1 John 2:15-16 and Titus 1:16 and Matthew 7:21-23 and Luke 6:46 and 1 Corinthians 13:2 and 2 Corinthians 13:5 and Isaiah 29:13, this is your homework, look up those verses and pay special attention to 1 John 2:15-16 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." You taking this 'vaccine' for a virus that has a 99.98% survival rate that uses aborted fetal cells is proof you are fearful of dying, you ARE a lukewarm Christian, that is NOT a good place to be. Do you know what God considers an abomination unto Him? Proverbs 6:16-19 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." Do you see what God mentions TWICE? Being a LIAR, so my interpretation of this is that a liar is the worst. These seven things are an abomination unto God, there are also abominations unto ourselves like Galatians 5:19-21 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." And some are abominations unto God and ourselves. We must also not let any man deceive us as in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” Part of the deception is the teaching of 'pre-trib' rapture. Get yourself prepared mentally and physically and spiritually for LOTS of bad things happening to us who are true Christians, the lukewarm Christians will fall away and succumb to the ways of the world because they are fearful of dying.
First headline of discussion: WHO says unvaccinated people are 'dying unnecessarily' from Covid as hospitals fill (msn.com) first of all, if the leftist fools (Psalm 14:1) would STOP either murdering or playing the ignorance card and just letting people die, the statistics would show covid is just a bad flu, check this out: https://www.brighteon.com/f0730abf-3922-4106-8ca4-53dbc124575f and then check out this article: How Hospitals Kill Our Loved Ones And Conceal It | HuffPost Life and that is from the liberal rag the HuffPost and it is from 2017, for monetary reasons, for convenience, for lack of knowledge, whatever the 'reason' is, it is 100% wrong, and today through the CDC own admission that 94% of all reported covid deaths are people that died WITH covid NOT because of and with no spike in volume of deaths, simply points to: most of these people were probably going to die anyway. Does no one remember all the isolated cases of healthy and vibrant young people dying of the flu every year? Next headline: New Hampshire GOP Lawmaker Claims COVID Vaccine Contains 'Living Organism' With Tentacles' (msn.com) this lawmaker is under fire from his colleagues in Congress, he has a differing opinion and they want to silence him, the dangerous and stupid censorship Fecesbook and Twatter do to users is being accepted by Demokkkrats, they want to silence EVERYONE who has differing views, opinions and they want to eliminate actual FACTS like Project Veritas among many others. Check this headline out: Almost 5,000 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Employees Suspended for Refusing Vaccine (msn.com) first; doesn't this seem odd that the world's largest healthcare organization has so many employees refusing to be a part of an experiment? And, secondly, if we are in an actual 'pandemic' why would you want to lose ANY employee? That is as stupid as being in a war and firing Marines. Next headline: Illinois toddler fights for his life as COVID transmission rages (msn.com) first off it is absolutely horrible when a child has to suffer with anything but, I want to bring attention to the mother saying she turned on a 'humidifier', do you know that if the humidifier is not good and clean there is bacteria and viruses and mold that quickly appear in humidifiers and hospitals and doctors are still using the PCR test, which was NEVER designed to be a diagnostic test, check this out: WHO Finally Admits COVID19 PCR Test Has a ‘Problem’ | Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com) and the mother, at the guidance of some leftist loon, to try to point blame of catching covid to her husbands coworkers or anywhere else, do you know the size of a virus is about 1/1000th the diameter of a human hair? And to say that you are going to stop a virus with a cloth or N95 or K95 is like saying you are going to stop mosquitos by putting up a chain link fence. Not only that but, air is like water or electricity, it will ALWAYS take the path of least resistance which is around the edges of that mask you think is protecting you. Know how viruses enter the body? Through fluid membranes such as the mucus membranes of the nasal cavity, throat, and lungs, and EYES, so EVERY time you breathe in, you are forcing air over your eyes. Try this: put a glob of drywall mud on a sheet of drywall, put on ANY mask you would like and start sanding it, after an hour take off your mask and look in the mirror, and drywall dust is like boulders compared to a virus, but you go ahead and listen to strangers on TV who are financially incentivized to lie to you. The 'cases' of covid and hospitalizations and severely sick are in a rapid decline, as in this headline: 'It's Like There's No Covid': Booster Shots Bring Tel Aviv Back to Life (msn.com), so now the leftist fools are using it as their incentive for pushing the 'booster' shots. How many 'booster' shots do you think there will be? Could it be 7? Listen to this: [English Audio] - Father Savvas Agioritis: What is to Come for Those Who are Inoculated - YouTube well, that concludes the nonsensical headlines dealing with scamdemic for today. Let's move on to other topics, shall we? Up next: Convicted killer Ernest Johnson executed despite questions over his intellectual capacity (msn.com) does anyone with any kind of intelligence think that being a retard and committing murder should let you off the hook? I certainly do not, a persons intellectual capacity should have NO bearing on punishment, we can't just let criminals who are a threat to others life and safety roam the streets and if they are violent it isn't proper to let them live in prison at the financial expense of taxpayers, if you disagree with me, send me your thoughts and we can keep the conversation going, send them to email@example.com for the fastest response. If you enjoy your search privacy DO NOT use Google, why you ask? Check this out: Government secretly orders Google to track anyone searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers (msn.com) always use 'DuckDuckGo', they don't store your information or searches unless you check the box for them to do so. Headline up next: Supreme Court considers whether information widely known can be ‘state secret’ (msn.com) the question I have is...'why are we letting these terrorists live in prison at the tune of hundreds of millions of taxpayer funds?' All these criminals should be hung on PayPerView and the proceeds go to victims families. Next headline: Operator in oil spill didn't shut down for hours after leak alert, regulators say (msn.com) does anyone think that this was 'operator error'? Me thinks that it was intentional as these leftist fools are constantly causing 'natural' disasters, like the majority of forest fires in California and the largest wildfire in Australia being caused by leftist activists and in the Amazon rain forest, they want so badly for 'human influenced' climate change to be a reality that they are willing to force it to happen. Next up is frightening, the liberal rag of the daily beast: The Massive Biden Reset You Probably Don’t Even Know Is Happening (msn.com) check that article, the US is heading in the WRONG direction, without a strong USA, the rest of the world falls prey to the globalist commies. Next up: Top Republican calls on Biden banking nominee to turn over Marxism thesis from Moscow State (msn.com) this is very frightening, for a known Marxist to be nominated by the White House is unconscionable it is pure treason and WE THE PEOPLE will soon be required to stand up for our Constitution lest we lose it. Want to read some of the dangers of Marxism/Communism? Check this out: Communist America! (lovethetruth.com) and check out the links on this page: COMMUNIST PUBLIC SCHOOLs (lovethetruth.com) a lot of Americans do not realize just how far into Communism we actually are. I think I am done for today, there is another topic but I am tired and have to get back into teaching mathematics, the global satanist fools are trying to say new fossils they found are of a 7,000 year old woman in Indonesia: 7,000-year-old Indonesian woman reshapes views on early humans (msn.com), problem here is that the ONLY fact that can be derived from a fossil is that it DIED. There is absolutely NO scientific evidence for humans that is older than about 6,000 years. IF humans have been around for 'millions' of years surely there would be SOMETHING, ANYTHING older than 6,000 years. If you disagree with me, send me an email and we can discuss it.
Daily humor: What is the best verse for a kitchen?
"For everything there is a season" (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
On this day in 1866, the first train robbery happened, I found this article to be interesting and think about how sophisticated burglars have become in the last 155 years, used to be a dangerous job robbing trains and physical banks and today they rob bitcoin just by sitting behind a laptop. Enjoy:
"On October 6, 1866, the brothers John and Simeon Reno stage the first train robbery in American history, making off with $13,000 from an Ohio and Mississippi railroad train in Jackson County, Indiana.
Of course, trains had been robbed before the Reno brothers’ holdup. But these previous crimes had all been burglaries of stationary trains sitting in depots or freight yards. The Reno brothers’ contribution to criminal history was to stop a moving train in a sparsely populated region where they could carry out their crime without risking interference from the law or curious bystanders.
Though created in Indiana, the Reno brother’s new method of robbing trains quickly became very popular in the West. Many bandits, who might otherwise have been robbing banks or stagecoaches, discovered that the newly constructed transcontinental and regional railroads in the West made attractive targets. With the western economy booming, trains often carried large amounts of cash and precious minerals. The wide-open spaces of the West also provided train robbers with plenty of isolated areas ideal for stopping trains, as well as plenty of wild spaces where they could hide from the law. Some criminal gangs, like Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, found that robbing trains was so easy and lucrative that for a time they made it their criminal specialty.
The railroad owners, however, were not about to sit back and let Cassidy or any other bandit freely pillage their trains. To their dismay, would-be train robbers increasingly found that the cash and precious metals on trains were well protected in massive safes watched over by heavily armed guards. Some railroads, such as the Union Pacific, even began adding special boxcars designed to carry guards and their horses. In the event of an attempted robbery, these men could not only protect the train’s valuables, but could also quickly mount their horses and chase down the fleeing bandits—hopefully putting a permanent end to their criminal careers. As a result, by the late 19th century, train robbery was becoming an increasingly difficult—and dangerous—profession."
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:18-19)
Today's trivia: Who dreamed that the sun, moon, and 11 stars would bow down to him?
E. Marshall Applewhite
Word of the day:
1: to hang loosely or laxly : DROOP
2: to act or move in a lax, lazy, or indolent manner : LOUNGE
1: to let droop or dangle
1: the act of lolling : a relaxed posture
Did You Know?
Loll has origins similar to another soothing verb, lull, which means "to cause to rest or sleep." Both probably originated as imitations of the soft sounds people make when resting or trying to soothe someone else to sleep. Loll shares synonyms with a number of l verbs, including loaf, lounge, and laze.
"Curiously, while the seals loll on the sand for a month, their metabolic capacity does not decrease." — Veronique Greenwood, The New York Times, 8 July 2021
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
John 12:26c -
"If any man serve me, him will my Father honor."
In serving him (v. 26): If any man profess to serve me, let him follow me, as a servant follows his master; and where I am, ekei kai ho diakonos ho emos estai—there let my servant be; so some read it, as part of the duty, there let him be, to attend upon me; we read it as part of the promise, there shall he be in happiness with me. And, lest this should seem a small matter, he adds, If any man serve me, him will my Father honour; and that is enough, more than enough. The Greeks desired to see Jesus (v. 21), but Christ lets them know that it was not enough to see him, they must serve him. He did not come into the world, to be a show for us to gaze at, but a king to be ruled by. And he says this for the encouragement of those who enquired after him to become his servants. In taking servants it is usual to fix both the work and the wages; Christ does both here.
Here is the work which Christ expects from his servants; and it is very easy and reasonable, and such as becomes them.
First, Let them attend their Master's movements: If any man serve me, let him follow me. Christians must follow Christ, follow his methods and prescriptions, do the things that he says, follow his example and pattern, walk as he also walked, follow his conduct by his providence and Spirit. We must go whither he leads us, and in the way he leads us; must follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes before us. "If any man serve me, if he put himself into that relation to me, let him apply himself to the business of my service, and be always ready at my call." Or, "If any man do indeed serve me, let him make an open and public profession of his relation to me, by following me, as the servant owns his Master by following him in the streets." Matthew Henry.
Thank you for your continued prayers and I may ask that we continue on in persistent prayer. Like Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” The Father answers all prayers, they aren't always answered in the way WE think they should be and sometimes not in the timeframe WE think they should be but we can rest assured that all things work together for good as in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Let's pray for all those suffering from any affliction, whether it be from this covid flu, the regular flu, a common cold, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, any and all to even include just the aging process. Let's pray for our neighbors, for our coworkers, for our friends, for our enemies, for our families, for our government, for all the peoples throughout all the land, to all four corners of the earth ...NO, FLAT EARTH IS NOT REAL. North, South, East, and West are not indicative of a 'flat earth'. Have a Blessed day, go be a Scripture verse to someone today. Give God the Glory for His beautiful Creation.
Hello, let's get right into it shall we, first up: Highly vaccinated Singapore sees rising Covid cases (msn.com) 40% of citizens were vaccinated and only a handful of 'cases' a day, jump ahead a few months and they are at 82% vaccinated and now seeing more 'cases' then ever before, just like Israel and Ireland, the higher the vaccination rate and the higher the infection rate. Here check it out:
Here check out this article: Covid-19 live updates: Pfizer vaccine 90% effective against hospitalization, death six months later, study says (msn.com) from the liberal rag the WashintonPost and another liberal bird cage floor material headline says different: Pfizer vaccine's protection wanes over time, and not because of Delta, study says (msn.com) and here is from extreme leftist indoctrinator CNBC with 'waning' effectiveness but still working'...LOL I would like someone to explain that to me, check it here: Pfizer Covid shot protects people from hospitalization even as effectiveness against infection falls, Lancet study confirms (msn.com) And here from another group of libtard think-tank fools from Reuters: Pfizer vaccine less effective after 6 months: study (msn.com) ever wonder why where vaccination rates escalate so do 'cases'? It should be inversely proportional that as vaccination rates escalate the number of people sick should decrease, just like with ALL prior vaccines...could it be that this 'vaccine' is NOT a real vaccine? It is just like the flu shot, useless as it doesn't stop you from getting sick, doesn't stop you from dying, and doesn't stop you from spreading the disease...so ask yourself...why would you want to experiment with your immune system? You only get one and when you damage it with this shot of poison you will forever be required to keep getting their 'booster' shots to help your immune system. And, check out this article from Reuters again: Italian studies show COVID-19 shots less effective in immunocompromised (msn.com) the VERY people they say should get the shot are now saying it is less effective in them... are you seeing the problem here? Or am I still the only one seeing the Emperor Has No Clothes? Are we in a pandemic or aren't we? If we were in a war, would you fire the employees producing ammunition? Or workers building tanks? Of course not, but yet we are seeing the highly undereducated leftist fools firing healthcare workers by the thousands, check this article: New York's largest healthcare provider has fired 1,400 employees who refused to get COVID-19 vaccinations, reports say (msn.com) Tom Langone who is one of the founders of HomeDepot also has his own wing of NYU hospital in NYC, he should stick to home improvement stuff and keep his nose out of politics as he should be aware that some people should keep their mouths shut and keep people wondering if they are an idiot instead of opening their mouth and removing all doubt, like my cousins brother, yeah I know he is also my cousin but I distance myself from fools (Psalm 14:1). Here is a story for the leftist fools for when they start the climate nonsense of STAY IN YOUR HOME: Yezo Virus, New Disease That Infects Humans, Discovered in Japan (msn.com) so do you think Dr. Fraudi is trying to get this virus to be transmittable without a tick? Maybe he will use the lunatic of Pelosi to spread the virus? Merck-Medco coming up with a pill for covid: What Merck's treatment means for the company, vaccine makers (msn.com) ...but the fools like Dr. Fraudi say 'you must still get the shot of poison and even if you have natural immunity' to me that doesn't sound like good medical advice, does it to you? Like I said before, a college degree like the PhD (Piled high n Deep) is not indicative of intelligence, it merely proves they can regurgitate information to take a test, check out this article: Doctor Fighting COVID Vaccine Misinformation With Ingredients List for Twinkies (msn.com) what doesn't this moron understand that Twinkies are NOT being forced upon people? If something is good or effective it wouldn't need to be made mandatory, you're not going to have to force someone to accept a raise in their wage, now would you? Lies, lies, and more lies, check this article: Half-Million Excess U.S. Deaths in 2020 Hit Minorities Worse (msn.com) here are the actual numbers: [from: TOTAL US DEATHS 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 & 2020 (myessentialnews.com)]
2015: 2,712,630 : Increase - 86,212 - 3.28%
2016 : 2,744,248 : Increase - 31,618 - 1.16%
2017 : 2,813,503 : Increase - 69,255 - 2.52%
2018 : 2,839,206 : Increase - 25,703 - 1%
2019: 2,855,000 : Increase - 15,794- 0.55%
2020: 2,913,144 : Increase - 58,144 - 2%
Next article is frightening to all people who are parents: Garland Directs FBI To Target Parents For ‘Harassment, Intimidation’ (msn.com) I have one word for EVERY real American: HOMESCHOOL. That is all for today. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and if I don't know, I will find out for you.
Daily humor: What kind of plants didn't Noah take on the Ark?
On this day in 1869 a hurricane named Saxby Gale struck the eastern shore of Canada. I know what you are thinking...how could this be, with global warming and all... Well, there have been quite a few hurricanes striking eastern Canada in the past, the following link takes you to all you never wanted to know about hurricanes striking eastern Canada: 1869 Saxby Gale - Wikipedia
the hurricane itself isn't as interesting as the back story, just take a couple minutes and review it, I am sure you will find it interesting. And, give you some ammo for when the highly undereducated fools (Psalm 14:1) start in with their pseudoscience of 'human influenced' climate change. Just remember if we don't do something IMMEDIATELY about climate change Miami and New York City will be under water by the year 2012...oh wait... ;)
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
C. Donkey (Numbers 22:23)
Today's trivia: Which king is responsible for splitting Israel into two kingdoms?
Word of the day:
: characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an often extreme position or attitude : UNCOMPROMISING
Did You Know?
Intransigent comes from Spanish intransigente, meaning "uncompromising." Its root is transigir ("to compromise"), which is related to Latin transigere ("to come to an agreement"). The French have a similar verb, transiger, which also means "to compromise." Transigent as an opposite of intransigent has yet to become recognized as an acceptable word in the English language.
"So we're this incredibly adaptable creature because we have these very plastic brains. And our experience imprints itself on those brains, and we become habituated to things. … And that's just the way they are. … And this is … what makes us so intransigent, so resistant to change…." — James Suzman, quoted in The New York Times, 29 June 2021
Monday, October 04, 2021
Isaiah 60:20c -
"The Lord shall be thine everlasting light."
The happiness here promised shall know no change, period, or allay (v. 20): "Thy sun shall no more go down, but it shall be eternal day, eternal sunshine, with thee; that shall not be thy sun which is sometimes eclipsed, often clouded, and, though it shine ever so bright, ever so warm, will certainly set and leave thee in the dark, in the cold, in a few hours; but he shall be a sun, a fountain of light to thee, who is himself the Father of all lights, with whom there is no variableness, nor shadow of turning," James 1:17. We read of the sun's standing still once, and not hasting to go down for the space of a day, and it was a glorious day, never was the like; but what was that to the day that shall never have a night? Or, if it had, it should be a light night; for neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; it shall never wane, shall never change, but be always at the full. The comforts and joys that are in heaven, the glories provided for the soul, as the light of the sun, and those prepared for the glorified body too, as the light of the moon, shall never know the least cessation or interruption; how should they when the Lord shall himself be thy everlasting light—a light which never wastes nor can ever be extinguished? And the days of thy mourning shall be ended, so as never to return; for all tears shall be wiped away, and the fountains of them, sin and affliction, dried up, so that sorrow and sighing shall flee away for ever. 3. Those that are entitled to this happiness, being duly prepared and qualified for it, shall never be put out of the possession of it (v. 21): Thy people, that shall inhabit this New Jerusalem, shall all be righteous, all justified by the righteousness of the Messiah, all sanctified by his Spirit; all that people, that Jerusalem, must be righteous, must have that holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. They are all righteous, for we know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. There are no people on earth that are all righteous; there is a mixture of some bad in the best societies on this side heaven; but there are no mixtures there. They shall be all righteous, that is, they shall be entirely righteous; as there shall be none corrupt among them, so there shall be no corruption in them; the spirits of just men shall there be made perfect. And they shall be all the righteous together who shall replenish the New Jerusalem; it is called the congregation of the righteous, Ps. 1:5. And, because they are all righteous, therefore they shall inherit the land for ever, for nothing but sin can turn them out of it. The perfection of the saints' holiness secures the perpetuity of their happiness. 4. The glory of the church shall redound to the honour of the church's God: "They shall appear to be the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, and I will own them as such." It was by the grace of God that they were designed to this happiness; they are the branch of his planting, or of his plantations; he broke them off from the wild olive and grafted them into the good olive, transplanted them out of the field, when they were as tender branches, into his nursery, that, being now planted in his garden on earth, they might shortly be removed to his paradise in heaven. It was by his grace likewise that they were prepared and fitted for this happiness; they are the work of his hands (Eph. 2:10), are wrought to the self-same thing, 2 Co. 5:5. It is a work of time, and, when it shall be finished, will appear a work of wonder; and God will be glorified, who began it, and carried it on; for the Lord Jesus will then be admired in all those that believe. God will glorify himself in glorifying his chosen. 5. They will appear the more glorious, and God will be the more glorified in them, if we compare what they are with what they were, the happiness they have arrived at with the smallness of their beginnings (v. 22): "A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation." The captives that returned out of Babylon strangely multiplied, and became a strong nation. The Christian church was a little one, a very small one at first—the number of their names was once but 120; yet it became a thousand. The stone cut out of the mountain without hands swelled so as to fill the earth. The triumphant church, and every glorified saint, will be a thousand out of a little one, a strong nation out of a small one. The grace and peace of the saints were at first like a grain of mustard-seed, but they increase and multiply, and make a little one to become a thousand, the weak to be as David. When they come to heaven, and look back upon the smallness of their beginning, they will wonder how they got thither. And so wonderful is all this promise that it needed the ratification with which it is closed: I the Lord will hasten it in his time—all that is here said relating to the Jewish and Christian church, to the militant and triumphant church, and to every particular believer. (1.) It may seem too difficult to be brought about, and therefore may be despaired of; but the God of almighty power has undertaken it: "I the Lord will do it, who can do it, and who have determined to do it." It will be done by him whose power is irresistible and his purposes unalterable. (2.) It may seem to be delayed and put off so long that we are out of hopes of it; but, as the Lord will do it, so he will hasten it, will do it with all convenient speed; though much time may pass before it is done, no time shall be lost; he will hasten it in its time, in the proper time, in the season wherein it will be beautiful; he will do it in the time appointed by his wisdom, though not in the time prescribed by our folly. And this is really hastening it; for, though it seem to tarry, it does not tarry if it come in God's time, for we are sure that that is the best time, which he that believes will patiently wait for. Matthew Henry.
If anyone is in need of prayer or know someone who is, send in your request, send it anonymously, send it as a silent request, or send as much information as you would feel comfortable sharing, I will never post anything without prior authorization. I thank you all for the continued prayers and request that we all continue on in persistent prayer for ourselves, for our spouse, for our children, for our parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins, all of our families, for our friends, for our coworkers, for our neighbors, for our government, and for our enemies. We need to pray for the hard hearted to have their hearts softened so they may receive the Gospel and understand the requirement for not only Jesus as our Savior, but just as important if not even more so; Jesus as our Lord. Do not let fear govern your life, fear is from satan. The 'go along to get along' attitude is a primary reason the world is in the situation it is in. Far too many people have allowed the idea that the homosexual behavior is acceptable in the eyes of God.. I guarantee you that lifestyle choice is NOT acceptable to God. Homosexuals try to equate rights with behavior, Christians DO NOT hate the person, we hate the SIN, same with murderers and liars. I told someone one time..."I can't wait to get to Heaven as there will not be any muslims, homosexuals, murderers, liars there"... and they said "aren't you a hateful bigot, what about if a muslim repents?"... I said... "then guess what? They are no longer a muslim"... same with all other sin, if you repent of your sin, you are no longer in that sin, repentenance is twofold... 1. is to turn from sin and 2. is to turn towards God. Like it is said in 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
First headline: Unvaccinated students sue school over vax mandate (msn.com) this is not only awesome but, it is also sad that students must participate in this instead of just furthering their education. Government overreach has extended beyond anywhere I believe most people ever thought it would. Did you know that from 1791 (when ratified) until 1934 the only law of the land was the 2nd Amendment, only after introduction of so called 'gun control' laws passed did it usher in the age of 'mass shootings'. The only people affected by 'gun control' laws are law abiding citizens, if criminals followed laws, they wouldn't be called criminals, and ONLY people that have an inability to think or reason, the people on the left, the globalists, the fools (Psalm 14:1) are the ones who think safe slavery is a better option then dangerous freedom. If 'passing laws' would have an effect on crime, why don't the politicians pass a law making it illegal to rob a convenience store? What? You say it is illegal? THEN HOW ARE THEY CONTINUING TO ROB CONVENIENCE STORES? Next up: COVID Vaccine Scientists Lose Out on Nobel Prize for Medicine to Heat and Touch Researchers (msn.com) do you understand the problem here? Did you know small lithium batteries could be recharged with the temperature fluctuations of the body, for use of an implant? Researchers are also hard at work to develop the ability to recharge your phone while you carry it in your hand...the 'Mark of the Beast' doesn't necessarily have to be an implant as John said it is IN the hand, well...where is your phone? Tonight at 8pm Project Veritas is having a very special program highlighting this covid 'vaccine' which is not a vaccine according to historical vaccines, it IS a synthetic manipulation of having RNA produce a response. The company Moderna has been trying to 'modernize' the human RNA for years (hence their name...), with ALL tests ending in complete failure, they think that with an influx of hundreds of billions of dollars and the use of FREE guinea pigs, that they can now make it work. I tell you, NO human could make what God made better. Next up of complete dumbness: BioNTech CEO reportedly says a different COVID vaccine may be needed by next year (msn.com) know what the problem is here? Problem is that no other RNA viruses like yellow fever or measles or mumps has needed any kind of different 'vaccine' or treatments. A virus is about 30,000 nucleotides long and during a mutation a very small number changes, here is an article explaining in better detail how these 'delta', 'lambda', and whatever nonsensical fear mongering stories they come up with are pure fear tactics: How fast can the coronavirus mutate? | Live Science Here is an article: The Biden administration takes aim at Big Chicken. But its goose might not yet be cooked (msn.com) showing a little into how the globalist left wants you to think meat, any kind of meat, is bad and expensive, they want you to think that cow farts are destroying the planet, they want to use the pseudoscience of 'human influenced' climate change to alter everything. They want you to think the world is over populated, here it is in mathematical terms: there are almost 8 billion people in the world and Jacksonville, Florida has almost 25 billion square feet, so that means that EVERY human on the planet could have 3 square feet and ALL fit inside Jacksonville, Florida, doesn't sound over crowded now does it? There is far more at work here then just what information is being let out. My advice: get prepared to remain in your home for a minimum of 3 months, 6 months is preferred, learn how to do home canning, learn how to do container gardening if you live in a city, learn different avenues to live without a consistent supply of electricity, the only thing for sure is that everything is going to get worse before it gets better. It isn't just the fault of the democrats, republicans, especially the RINO's are just as much at fault, true conservatives are far and few between but we are the only ones fighting for our rights. Watch this video: Why Life Jackets Should Be Mandatory! - YouTube funny and scary that so many sheeple have been brainwashed. More fear mongering over the 'unvaccinated': Couple Battling Breakthrough COVID Kick Out Unvaccinated Home Care Nurse (msn.com) these leftist fools cannot understand that the VACCINATED can still get sick, can still die, and can still transmit the virus...so why would anyone become a part of this experiment? They say...'no vaccine is 100% effective'... well, I ask... 'why hasn't there been a case of smallpox in the USA since before 1972? Next headline that NO ONE should pay attention to: CDC releases new guidance for 2021 holiday season (msn.com) I tell parents at FoodLion and WalMart and HomeDepot when I see them putting a face diaper on their child... 'you are committing child abuse and raising the next generation of cowards'. No matter how you look at this scamdemic, it is a serious infringement upon our rights and if you think that a government can save you from a virus, then you are also stupid enough to think that raising taxes could alter the climate. I am looking forward to the global elitists shifting gears into climate hypocrisy as I am getting bored and tired of talking about this covid nonsense. There are only 3 types of people when it comes to a virus... 1. those that HAD it ... 2. those that HAVE it ... and 3. those that WILL be exposed to it. Just remember that fear is NOT from God, fear is from satan... know how many times the phrase 'fear not' is in the Bible? 103 times 'Fear Not' or 'Be Not Afraid' in the King James Bible.
Daily humor: What is the best verse for a nursery?
1 Corinthians 15:51 - ". . . We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed."
On this day in 1921 The League of Nations refused to help starving Russians, know who helped Russia with food, medicine, clothing and energy assistance to avoid freezing to death along with starving to death? The USA helped Russia tremendously, and until WWII Russia was one of the strongest trade partners the USA had...what happened? I have found a few articles on the subject and will report my findings at a later time. Read this article about the Russian famine of 1921-23: Russian famine of 1921–1922 - Wikipedia
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. Galatians (Galatians 5:22-23)
Today's trivia: What animal saved Balaam's life when he encountered the Angel of the Lord?
Word of the day:
1a: vigor and strength of spirit or temperament
1b: staying quality : STAMINA
2: quality of temperament or disposition
Did You Know?
Originally, mettle was simply a variant spelling of the word metal (which dates to at least the 13th century), and it was used in all of the same senses as its metallic relative. Over time, however, mettle came to be used mainly in figurative senses referring to the quality of someone's character. It eventually became a distinct English word in its own right, losing its literal sense altogether. Metal remained a term primarily used for those hard, shiny substances such as steel or iron, but it also acquired a figurative use. Today, both words can mean "vigor and strength of spirit or temperament," but only metal is used of metallic substances.
"Recently, 23 of Watauga's best math students met virtually to test their mettle against their peers in the annual MathCounts competition—a contest that tasks young mathematicians to tackle challenging math problems in a timed tournament format." — The Blowing Rocket (Blowing Rock, North Carolina), 22 Apr. 2021
Sunday, October 03, 2021
Matthew 5:7 -
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
The merciful are happy, v. 7. This, like the rest, is a paradox; for the merciful are not taken to be the wisest, nor are likely to be the richest; yet Christ pronounces them blessed. Those are the merciful, who are piously and charitably inclined to pity, help, and succour persons in misery. A man may be truly merciful, who has not wherewithal to be bountiful or liberal; and then God accepts the willing mind. We must not only bear our own afflictions patiently, but we must, by Christian sympathy, partake of the afflictions of our brethren; pity must be shown (Job 6:14), and bowels of mercy put on (Col. 3:12); and, being put on, they must put forth themselves in contributing all we can for the assistance of those who are any way in misery. We must have compassion on the souls of others, and help them; pity the ignorant, and instruct them; the careless, and warn them; those who are in a state of sin, and snatch them as brands out of the burning. We must have compassion on those who are melancholy and in sorrow, and comfort them (Job 16:5); on those whom we have advantage against, and not be rigorous and severe with them; on those who are in want, and supply them; which if we refuse to do, whatever we pretend, we shut up the bowels of our compassion, James 2:15, 16; 1 Jn. 3:17. Draw out they soul by dealing thy bread to the hungry, Isa. 58:7, 10. Nay, a good man is merciful to his beast.
Now as to the merciful. 1. They are blessed; so it was said in the Old Testament; Blessed is he that considers the poor, Ps. 41:1. Herein they resemble God, whose goodness is his glory; in being merciful as he is merciful, we are, in our measure, perfect as he is perfect. It is an evidence of love to God; it will be a satisfaction to ourselves, to be any way instrumental for the benefit of others. One of the purest and most refined delights in this world, is that of doing good. In this word, Blessed are the merciful, is included that saying of Christ, which otherwise we find not in the gospels, It is more blessed to give than to receive, Acts 20:35. 2. They shall obtain mercy; mercy with men, when they need it; he that watereth, shall be watered also himself (we know not how soon we may stand in need of kindness, and therefore should be kind); but especially mercy with God, for with the merciful he will show himself merciful, Ps. 18:25. The most merciful and charitable cannot pretend to merit, but must fly to mercy. The merciful shall find with God sparing mercy (ch. 6:14), supplying mercy (Prov. 19:17), sustaining mercy (Ps. 41:2), mercy in that day (2 Tim. 1:18); may, they shall inherit the kingdom prepared for them (ch. 25:34, 35); whereas they shall have judgment without mercy (which can be nothing short of hell-fire) who have shown no mercy. Matthew Henry. Only 3 more days until Proverbs...woohoo.
Hello everyone, I trust you all had a good sermon to listen or perhaps give or assist in? I know having a Church family isn't going to guarantee you salvation but, ask yourself this... 'if having a Church family isn't important, WHY did Jesus start the Church?' We are to not forsake the fellowship, we are to be in constant prayer with the Father. I ask that if any of you are in need of prayer, send me your requests at email@example.com and we will get you on a prayer chain. I ask that we all continue in prayer for our friends, for our neighbors, for our family, for our coworkers, for our government, for ourselves, for our spouse, and for our enemies, we shall not hate another that we can see because if we can hate that which we see, how can we love that which we do not see? Please be open to helping each other through troublesome times. Sometimes we have been given afflictions because God will never give us more then what we can handle, so he gives to some affliction so they may help another through a similar situation. If you are feeling overwhelmed about something, ask me, if I know of someone or if I can help or if I can point you in the right direction, I will do my best at helping you, use the email address above for the fastest response. I hope you have a blessed day and remember God loves you and so do I.
Today is a real break from the headlines, we will jump back into it all tomorrow and probably have in-depth search because we are to be inside for most of the week, the 'weather man' has said most of week to be showery... the only job in the world where you can be wrong all the time and your paycheck will still cash.
Daily humor: Where did Noah keep the bees on the Ark?
On this day in 1789, a proclamation given by George Washington declaring November 26 as a day of giving thanks to our Creator. I hope you enjoy this article:
"By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing the constitutional government."
A growing number of fools (Psalm 14:1) like to claim that the founders of this country were not God fearing men, EVERY single one of them prayed before making ANY decisions, they ALL worshipped God, the One and Only True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Some like to say that allah translated means god, lower case 'g' yes, NOT God, allah is like Thor or Zeus or some Greek mythological creature a god.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
D. Over 2,000
Today's trivia: Where does the Bible talk about the Fruits of the Spirit?
E. 2 Opinions
Word of the day:
: having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations
Did You Know?
Adroit goes back to an Old French word meaning "handsome or elegant" as well as "skilled in combat." The adjective is still used to imply skillfulness, but usually not of the physical kind. Adroit most often describes cleverness that achieves one's purpose in spite of difficulties.
"[Dominic Raab] has proved adroit in the past at defusing potentially difficult select committee sessions, notably over overseas aid cuts." — Patrick Wintour, The Guardian (UK), 31 Aug. 2021
Saturday, October 02, 2021
Isaiah 41:10de -
"I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee."
The scope of these verses is to silence the fears, and encourage the faith, of the servants of God in their distresses. Perhaps it is intended, in the first place, for the support of God's Israel, in captivity; but all that faithfully serve God through patience and comfort of this scripture may have hope. And it is addressed to Israel as a single person, that it might the more easily and readily be accommodated and applied by every Israelite indeed to himself. That is a word of caution, counsel, and comfort, which is so often repeated, Fear thou not; and again (v. 13), Fear not; and (v. 14), "Fear not, thou worm Jacob; fear not the threatenings of the enemy, doubt not the promise of thy God; fear not that thou shalt perish in thy affliction or that the promise of thy deliverance shall fail." It is against the mind of God that his people should be a timorous people. For the suppressing of fear he assures them,
That they may depend upon his presence with them as their God, and a God all-sufficient for them in the worst of times. Observe with what tenderness God speaks, and how willing he is to let the heirs of promise know the immutability of his counsel, and how desirous to make them easy: "Fear thou not, for I am with thee, not only within call, but present with thee; be not dismayed at the power of those that are against thee, for I am thy God, and engaged for thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou destitute of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to sink, ready to fall? I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness, that right hand which is full of righteousness, in dispensing rewards and punishments," Ps. 48:10. And again (v. 13) it is promised, 1. That God will strengthen their hands, that is, will help them: "I will hold thy right hand, go hand in hand with thee" (so some): he will take us by the hand as our guide, to lead us in our way, will help us up when we are fallen or prevent our falls; when we are weak he will hold us up-wavering, he will fix us-trembling, he will encourage us, and so hold us by the right hand, Ps. 73:23. 2. That he will silence their fears: Saying unto thee, Fear not. He has said it again and again in his word, and has there provided sovereign antidotes against fear: but he will go further; he will by his Spirit say it to their hearts, and make them to hear it, and so will help them. Matthew Henry. Only four more days until we start Proverbs...woohoo.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and ask that we all continue on in prayer. Turn off your TV and love your neighbor. Did you wear a mask prior to 2020? Neither did anyone else, take it off and have no fear, fear is NOT from God, fear is a tool of satan. If you must watch TV, watch sources that are not proven liars, watch shows like: OANN, TV7, The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck, Newsmax, SkyNewsAustralia. CNN, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNBC, all the main stream 'media' are PROVEN liars, they have ALL been caught in lies and instead of owning up to them just cover them over with more lies, like in 1996 reports of Killary Clinton landing in Bosnia under sniper fire, promoting the nonsensical fear mongering of videos out of China of people just walking down the street and dropping dead, of fogging/snow making vehicles 'fumigating' entire cities (those of us in the know of how fumigation works, understand how ridiculous that is), of doctors just shooting patients instead of treating them, and the list goes on and on. Pray for all the people who have been deceived into taking this experimental shot of poison called a 'vaccine'. The Bible clearly instructs us to let no man deceive you as in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” Let us pray that the 'and' in Revelation holds a lot of significance as in Revelation 14:9 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand," Let us pray for all humans, especially those who are lost, those whose hearts are hardened that their hearts shall be softened and be receptive of hearing and listening to the Gospel of Jesus, to want to be doers of the Word, if you just read the Bible and share it not, of what value is that? Being readers and not doers will not gain you the favor you would like, we must ALL be doers of the Word. Am I saying this because I am righteous? NO, like in Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” I am merely human as everyone else, I put forth the effort to remain aware if I am heading towards sin to stop myself and ask for forgiveness, we all make mistakes, we are ALL sinners, we must remain aware of what we do. We are supposed to call out (not publicly) our brothers and sisters who are caught up in sin, if you see one heading towards sin, pull them off to the side and remind them. Remember God loves you and so do I, I pray you all have a blessed day.
Hello everyone, welcome to the Saturday edition of lunacy and satanism in the news, this is going to be a short paragraph today because I need to take breaks away from the leftist stupidity lest I lose my mind. First up: J&J vaccine could be linked to another clotting condition: EU (msn.com)
seems to me that all these 'vaccines' are linked to myocarditis and blood clots. 8 months ago women were complaining about menstruation cycles being altered after taking the shot, only NOW are they investigating the claims. 14 years ago the FDA approved the drug 'Chantix' claiming that NOW it is likely that it causes cancer and 'Chantix' went through years worth of trials, and NOW they would like for us to believe that something that had less then a year of trials is safe and effective? Chantix isn't the only drug, check out this list of 35 drugs: FDA-Approved Prescription Drugs Later Pulled from the Market - Prescription Drug Ads - ProCon.org Next headline: Merck says Covid pill cuts risk of hospitalization, death by 50 percent (msn.com) with an extremely limited amount of time this 'daily' pill to keep covid away has been tested, HOW can they legitimately say it does ANYTHING?? And the other drug that they say 'twice a day for 5 days' when symptoms first start, and already being vaccinated will greatly increase your chances of not getting severely ill or dying, I like the way they throw in there 'and already vaccinated'... why, I ask WHY would someone want an experiment injected into them that does NOTHING, you can still get sick and can still die. I seen an argument from a leftist saying no vaccine is 100%, small pox cases still happening, check this site: Smallpox - Our World in Data Next up: this video is of utmost importance at this time: We do not have an FDA approved vaccine being administered in the US: Johnson (msn.com) does anyone see the problems at hand? Main issue is SleepyQuidProPedoJoe saying...I know we are breaking the law but it will take time to work through the court system, now granted he said that about the eviction moratorium but WHO could actually think that he is only lying about that? He is also lying about his crackhead son Hunter, about Tara Reid, about Jill Biden, about his daughter and wifes' death, about his QuidProQuo with Ukraine, about his dealings with China, with his Brother being a contractor in the Middle East and having ZERO construction knowledge earning millions of dollars, Hunter taking money from the mayor of Moscow's wife, and these are just the ones that pop in memory. Next up: Vaccinations have mitigated rise of COVID-19 variants: COVID-19 National Task Force Chair (msn.com) have to keep up with the fear mongering over the 'strains' and 'mutations' and 'variants', they rely on people not sharing other scientists and doctors the world over the evidence and opinions that are of a differing view, this article talks of the unlikeliness of these 'mutations': How fast can the coronavirus mutate? | Live Science Next up: Many are searching for vaccine mandate loopholes. These are the people trying to stop them. (msn.com) problem here is the FDA did NOT approve the Pfizer vaccine, they approved Cominarty, which isn't available in the USA, check it out here: There's Definitely Something Very Wrong with Pfizer-BioNTech's 'Full Authorization' Docs (trendingpolitics.com) What don't these people understand? Quarantine is the restriction of movement of sick people, tyranny is the restriction of movement of healthy people, check this headline: Many are searching for vaccine mandate loopholes. These are the people trying to stop them. (msn.com) Next headline: United Airlines Will Let iPhone Users Show Proof of Vaccination in the Apple Health App (msn.com) here it is: the Mark of the Beast, you 'vaccine passport' being a QR code on your phone will allow you to travel and next will be allow you to go to grocery store, we ALL need to stand up against this nonsense. Canadian data of heart inflammation stats aligns with findings in the USA among other countries: UPDATE 1-Heart inflammation rates higher after Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - Canada data (msn.com) Next up comes from the liberal rag USA Today, surprising enough calling out some of SleepyQuidProPedoJoes lies: What happened to 'Honest Joe'? President Joe Biden's promises are turning into lies. (msn.com) And last one for today, shouldn't be a surprise for anyone: SHOCK POLL: Majority of Trump Voters Now in Favor of Seceding from the Union (msn.com) I would definitely be onboard of seceding from the Union, the US Federal government has totally lost its vision, lost its integrity, lost its trust of Americans and the world over. I would like if the new country would include where I live, but if I must move I would. Hope you all have an excellent weekend. If you don't have a Church family, please go visit one near you, find a Church home and become an active member, we need to support each other during these end times. God Bless.
Daily humor: Who had the greatest case of constipation in the Bible?
Revelation tells us that Satan will be bound up for a thousand years.
On this day in 1870, Brigham Young, the LDS leader was arrested for bigamy. Did you know he had around 55 wives? Some of them were already married to other men, some he had no children with, some were as young as 14; that's why his name is so suiting.. Bring 'em Young. Here is an article to let you know everything you never wanted to know about Mormonism: Mormonism and polygamy - WikiMili, The Best Wikipedia Reader I couldn't bring myself to read the entire article as I am already aware of some of the problems of the Mormons. First being Mitt Romney, next being that they believe in 'special' underwear, they believe that God has 'spirit babies' where if they are good spirit babies they will be born with 'white' skin and if they were bad spirit babies, they will be born with dark skin. The Mormons used to believe that it was of no use to preach the Gospel to dark skinned people because they were incapable of comprehending the Gospel. The Bible clearly teaches to not add to nor subtract from the Bible as in Deuteronomy 4:2 "Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you." Joseph Smith made the claim that he and he alone was given a bunch of golden plates that had a language on them that surprisingly enough only Joseph Smith could interpret and upon request to examine these plates the angel Moroni took them back, then Joseph Smith all by himself wrote up a bunch of rules that he thought people should follow...obviously ADDING to the infallible Word of God found in the King James Bible, as almost every other 'version' could be called a perversion, scripture purposefully omitted and/or altered so much that it conveys a different meaning. ONLY read the King James Bible, it is the ONLY perfectly preserved Word of God.
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
D. David (2 Samuel 6:14)
Today's trivia: How many verses talk about money and possessions?
A. Around 200
B. About 400
C. Under 500
D. Over 2,000
Word of the day:
1: to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery
2: to gain by cozening someone
Did You Know?
Cozen is believed to come from the Italian word for a horse trader, cozzone. Horse-trading, as in the actual swapping of horses, usually involved bargaining and compromise—and, in fact, the term horse-trading has come to suggest any shrewd negotiation. It seems safe to assume that not all of these negotiations were entirely on the up-and-up. Given its association with horse traders, it's not too surprising that cozen suggests deception and fraud.
"In the histories, indeed, we may be amazed and grieved to read how (seemingly) Melkor deceived and cozened others, and how … Melkor knew well the error of his ways…." — J.R.R. Tolkien, "Ósanwe-Kenta," ca. 1960
Friday, October 01, 2021
2 Timothy 4:18b -
"The Lord . . . will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom."
Notwithstanding this God stood by him (v. 17), gave him extraordinary wisdom and courage, to enable him to speak so much the better himself. When he had nobody to keep him in countenance, God made his face to shine.—That by me the preaching might be fully known, that is, "God brought me out from that difficulty that I might preach the gospel, which is my business." Nay, it should seem, that he might preach the gospel at that time; for Paul knew how to preach at the bar as well as in the pulpit. And that all the Gentiles might hear; the emperor himself and the great men who would never have heard Paul preach if he had not been brought before them. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion, that is, of Nero (as some think) or some other judge. Some understand it only as a proverbial form of speech, to signify that he was in imminent danger. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work. See how Paul improved his experiences: "He that delivered doth deliver, and we trust he will yet deliver, will deliver me from every evil work, from any ill done to me by others. And shall preserve me to his heavenly kingdom." And for this he gives glory to God, rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. Observe, (1.) If the Lord stand by us, he will strengthen us, in a time of difficulty and danger, and his presence will more than supply every one's absence. (2.) When the Lord preserves his servants from great and imminent danger, it is for eminent work and service. Paul was preserved that by him the preaching might be fully known, etc. (3.) Former deliverances should encourage future hopes. (4.) There is a heavenly kingdom, to which the Lord will preserve his faithful witnessing or suffering servants. (5.) We ought to give God the glory of all past, present, and future deliverances: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Matthew Henry. Five more days until we start the Book of Proverbs...I am so looking forward to it.
I want to thank everyone for their constant prayers, our prayers are working, they always do sometimes they are not in our timeframe or in our manner of being done but I assure you that; as in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." because as in Isaiah 55:8-10 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:" We must continue on in consistent prayer as in 1 Chronicles 16:11 "Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually." Please everyone keep in fellowship with the Father and hold the line, there are so many lawsuits to reign in the government overreach, we need to learn patience because we all know how this all ends but, in the meantime we must remain in constant prayers and be the salt and the light and be sowers of the Word.
Hello everyone. My doctor appointment yesterday went fairly well, masks were only requested and she said she isn't recommending the shot to anyone, although she was unaware of all the statistics of the VAERS and the volume of problems associated with this experimental shot of poison but, hopefully she is on a path to enlightenment. First headline of importance: Factbox-Abortion, gun rights, religion on agenda for U.S. Supreme Court (msn.com) the new 9 month session of the Supreme Court begins on Monday has the ability to make almost everything BUT this covid nonsense better, gun rights, religious rights, unborn baby rights, going to be a very special year...and with gun rights being on the table, I can guarantee to you that Democrats will be doing a whole lot of mass shootings the next 9 months. Next up: I'm a Virus Expert and Here's Proof You Have a Delta Infection (msn.com) here is someone who makes yet another claim they are a virus 'expert', that doesn't want you to know that viruses mutate ALL the time, a virus is 30,000 nucleotides long and only about 5 to 15 change during a mutation which is not enough to change transmissibility or severity. Other RNA viruses like yellow fever, measles, and mumps have not mutated to be resistant to vaccines or any other medicines, so these people who cry 'delta', 'lambda', 'alpha' don't want you to read this article: How fast can the coronavirus mutate? | Live Science Look at this next headline: A COVID-19 pill could soon fill a gap in our pandemic response that vaccines can’t overcome (msn.com) guess who is making this 'daily' pill? Pfizer among others...would you trust them? I definitely do not. Imagine taking a daily pill (instead of an apple a day) to keep the doctor away. Next up is line item 1 of the Nuremberg Code: "1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so
situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of
force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and
should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter
involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element
requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there
should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method
and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be
expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his
participation in the experiment.
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual
who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which
may not be delegated to another with impunity." I would like to direct your attention to the last paragraph. I am looking forward to the lawsuits coming out to put these companies into their place. Like this headline: Despite scientific evidence of safety, Sage Steele says ESPN mandating COVID-19 vaccine is 'sick' and 'scary' (msn.com) USA Today immediately starts with bias just like all the kowtowing commie boot lickers of CNN. Next up: Big companies' vaccine mandates, as some start to fire the unvaccinated (msn.com) all these companies will be in financial distress as these lawsuits come out and the proof of this scam of 'covid' are revealed. Next up: Rudy Giuliani, under oath, reveals baseless origins of Trump Big Lie claims (msn.com) check out: Frankspeech.com, The Voice Of Free Speech - Sign up today Mike has put up $5 Million dollars for anyone who can disprove his evidence of voter fraud and no one has been able to even make a scratch on it. Don't just take my words for anything, read for yourself as that is the only way you will get in-depth understanding, just listening to someone you only get surface deep understanding.
Daily humor: The Bible is one of the best-selling books in the world.
It's very prophetable.
On this day in 1867 Karl Marx wrote 'Das Kapital', here is the associated article: Karl Marx: The Unashamed Racist — Fr. John Peck (frjohnpeck.com) socialism always leads to communism and communism leads to the starvation of millions of poeple and government sponsored murder of citizens who disagree. Check out Karl's 10 planks of communism (see how close the USA is already to this evil): Communist America! (lovethetruth.com) check out how homosexuality fosters pedophilia: GLSEN Fistsex (lovethetruth.com) check out some history of the New World Order: A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER (jesus-is-savior.com)
Answer to yesterday's trivia:
B. Bringing John Mark (Acts 15:36-40)
Today's trivia: Which king of Israel is best known for dancing to worship God?
Word of the day:
1a(1): a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (such as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost
1a(2): the smallest quantity or trace
2: a bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms
Did You Know?
Vestige traces to Latin vestigium, meaning "footstep, footprint, or track." Like its parent, it is used to refer to a perceptible sign made by something that has passed or to a tangible reminder, such as a fragment or remnant of what is past and gone.
"We see this galaxy as it was, not as it is today. It is theoretically possible the galaxy no longer exists but the light will continue toward Earth through the vacuum of space until the last vestiges reach our eyes and it disappears." — Bob Allen, The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa), 26 Aug. 2021