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February 22, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report

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Feb. 22, 2017 |

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The foreign ministers of Mexico and Canada presented a unified front ahead of potential trade talks with Donald Trump’s administration, stressing the North American Free Trade Agreement has benefited all three countries.

The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous, not just convicts.

The world’s largest courier took a step closer to that future on Monday, launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property, and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 feet.

Crude prices could plunge toward $30 a barrel — a rout of about 40 percent from current levels — unless OPEC extends production cuts that are propping up the market, ABN Amro Bank NV said.

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The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups across the country that have urged President Donald Trump to safeguard Obama-era guidelines allowing students to use school restrooms that match their gender identity, not their assigned gender at birth.

The United States is not about to plunder Iraq’s petroleum reserves, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who was in Baghdad Monday, said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump’s recent comments about immigration in Sweden made many question the inspiration behind his statement, but the country was tops in Europe for having the highest percentage of foreign born individuals living there last year.

A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas’ plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination.

With an uptick in the volume of international arms exchange estimated to be at its highest in 2012-16 for any five-year period since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the world may be a far more dangerous place now than ever, according to newly released data.

Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died miserably in Haiti’s largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime.

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub’s vaunted rule of law.

A significant segment among the Canadians said the mark of 40,000 refugees expected to enter the country this year was too high. One in four Canadians said their government should have implemented its own refugee ban policy similar to the U.S. president’s executive order.

Britain’s top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling on Wednesday that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human rights.

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

Global stocks hit record highs on Wednesday, pushing gains for the year above those for all of 2016, while the dollar rose before Federal Reserve minutes that will be scoured for clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate rise. European shares followed Asian bourses higher, buoyed by all main indexes on Wall Street touching record closing highs on Tuesday.

Aerospace company Boeing is in the process of changing the way satellites are built and made operational, according to the Wall Street Journal, with an eye toward automating much of the process and making it easier to ramp production while also increasing overall efficiency

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South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests.

A US Muslim-led fundraising project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized has raised almost three times its $20,000 target. The crowdfunding campaign, which calls for “solidarity with the Jewish-American community”, aims to help “rebuild this sacred space”.

A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. He jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time.

A new toy billed as the world’s “first transgender doll” has created a buzz on social media.The doll is modelled on a teenage activist who was born a boy, but lives as a female. Jazz Jennings shot to fame when she was interviewed about her gender dysphoria by US TV presenter Barbara Walters.

A member of Texas’ House of Representatives has filed a resolution to urge Texans to stop using an emoji representing the Chilean flag when they really mean to use the Texan flag.

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NASA thinks aliens might be hiding on the frozen moon of Jupiter, called Europa, and as such, is sending out a search spaceship to root them out, the aeronautics agency reported.

Technology insiders are predicting it won’t be long before robots have taken over key roles within the main U.S. military branches, performing everything from mine sweeps to truck driving. As the San Diego Union-Tribune reported: the wide sweep of robotic technology into America’s military could put “both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.”


Top News – 2/22/2017

Test subjects type fast – using only their brains
Unlike other BCI devices that are placed on either the scalp or the surface of the brain, the system used here is implanted inside the brain where 100 electrodes connect with the electrical activity of individual nerve cells in the motor cortex. The device, which is known as the BrainGate Neural Interface System, is a silicon chip, about the size of a baby aspirin, and the electrodes penetrate into the brain at roughly the thickness of a quarter.

Russia’s defense chief to mobilize new cyber army
“The Information operations forces have been established, that are expected to be a far more effective tool than all we used before for counter-propaganda purposes,” he said. “Propaganda should be smart, competent and effective,” the defense minister stressed.

British ISIS suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee who won £1mn compensation
He left for Syria in 2014, ten years after he was released from the notorious detention facility, only to be killed on Monday.

ISIS releases ‘proof’ it fired rockets on Israel
The Islamic State group on Wednesday morning released images of Katyusha rockets purporting to provide evidence to its claim that it was indeed responsible for the rocket fire that targeted southern Israel on Tuesday. The images show a militant linked to the ISIS affiliate in Egypt, known as the Sinai Province, as he prepares two rockets prior to launching them from the restive Sinai Peninsula.

IDF jets allegedly attack Hezbollah targets in Syria overnight
Israeli jets allegedly struck targets near the Syrian capital overnight on Wednesday, reportedly a weapons shipment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese media reported. Syrian media reported witnesses hearing “loud explosion sounds” in the early morning hours. According to Lebanese media, the targets that were hit around 3.00 a.m. were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army’s 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the capital.

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’
South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid” by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying the ICC undermined its sovereignty and pursued “regime change”. But the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) argued that the government had to first seek parliamentary approval.

Germany’s Bavaria to ban full-face veil
The German state of Bavaria has announced plans to ban the full-face veil in government workplaces, schools, universities and while driving. “Communication happens not only via language but also looks, facial expressions and gestures,” said state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann. But critics say the ban will have little practical impact in a state with only a small number of Muslims.

Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation
The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US, and speed up their removal. Undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting will be targeted along with those convicted of more serious crimes. The memos do not alter US immigration laws, but take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing measures.

Syria war: Arab-Kurdish fighters enter IS-held Deir al-Zour province
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish-Arab fighters has advanced into territory held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zour province, eastern Syria. Kurdish military sources said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had captured some 15 villages from IS. Unidentified air strikes killed 11 people in one IS-held village, though it was unclear if this was linked.

US sends specialist ‘nuke sniffer’ plane to the UK as ‘radiation spike’ sparks fears Putin has tested nuclear weapon in the Arctic
FEARS are mounting Vladimir Putin’s military have carried out a secret Arctic nuclear test after a huge spike in dangerous radiation levels were detected across Europe. The worrying claims came as the US Air Force sent a special WC-135 Constant Phoenix – whose main mission is to detect and identify nuclear explosions from the air – to RAF Mildenhall.

Powerful storms continue to batter Northern California amid concern about levees
An “atmospheric river” continued to batter parts of Northern California on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding. The heavy rains prompted the National Weather Service to warn of a dam failure outside Carson City, Nev…But less than 90 minutes after issuing the alert, the agency changed its report to say…it was full and overflowing into drainage areas…However, Lyon County, Nev., emergency officials warned that the situation could change in the next few hours.

Millennials are the most narcissistic generation ever
We might not agree on phone etiquette, or what to put on the radio – but there’s one thing older and younger generations agree on. Millennials (born between 1980 and 1994) are the most narcissistic – according to a study that consulted both millennials and their grandparents’ generations. But there is one thing they disagree on: the extent of their narcissism. Older generations think millennials’ narcissism goes beyond what millennials themselves will admit.

Wednesday Morning Briefing: Iran ready to give U.S. ‘strong slap in the face’
The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table.

U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland’s ban on assault rifles
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, ruling gun owners are not protected under the U.S. Constitution to possess “weapons of war,” court documents showed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided 10-4 that the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a law in response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, by a gunman with an assault rifle, does not violate the right to bear arms within the Second Amendment.

DHS chief calls for 5,000 more border agents, end of ‘catch-and-release’ policies
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has called for increased Border Patrol agents and the end of so-called “catch-and-release” policies…DHS took steps toward implementing President Donald Trump’s immigration-related executive order, which called for the removal of people in the U.S. illegally who “have been convicted of any criminal offense,” “have been charged with any criminal offense,” “have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense” or “are subject to a final order of removal.”

Anne Graham Lotz Praises Melania Trump’s ‘Courageous’ Lord’s Prayer Reading Amid Heavy Ridicule
Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz has come to the defense of First Lady Melania Trump for her reading of the Lord’s Prayer at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, for her husband, President Donald Trump, after leftists mocked and ridiculed the First Lady online.

THE FINAL BETRAYAL: Dutch MPs set to force through EU deal voters REJECTED in referendum
Parliamentarians in The Hague were poised to approve the highly contentious pact between Brussels and Kiev which will grant 40 million Ukrainians visa-free access to Europe. Their decision comes despite the fact that two-thirds of Dutch voters rejected the agreement in a referendum last spring, a result which establishment politicians immediately insisted they would ignore.

Top Israeli Minister Says Real Chance for Peace With Trump
Israel Public Security Minister Gil’ad Erdan on Monday said that with US President Donald Trump rewriting the rule of Mideast peacemaking, there was now a real chance for a genuine agreement between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors.

Church Fails to Give Moral Lead
Is it not time to say: ‘enough is enough’? Undermining the authority of the Bible only leads to heresy within and confusion without. Sure, the watching world sees a church divided, and some would say that is a bad witness. But there are surely issues over which it is impossible to compromise.

Global arms sales at highest level since Cold War
It says the volume of international weapons transfers has “grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4% between 2007-11 and 2012-2016,” with the flow of arms to the Middle East, Asia and Oceania spiking in part due to conflicts raging in the Middle East and tensions in the South China Sea.

Netanyahu hails Trump for taking ‘strong stand against antisemitism’
Netanyahu, who started a five day-visit to Australia on Wednesday, made the remarks to loud applause in a packed synagogue in Sydney regarding comments Trump made the day before about a resurgence of antisemitism in the US.

Is Genetic Engineering Recreating the Sin of Noah’s Generation?
New technology enabling scientists to manipulate genes, mixing human genes and organs with those of animals, is a disturbing trend in science which one rabbi believes mirrors the sin that led to global destruction in the generation of Noah.

Defying Washington, Iran to Begin “Grand Prophet 11” Missile Tests
General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard force’s ground units, announced the upcoming military exercise on Iranian media on Saturday, saying the exercises were aimed at demonstrating Iran’s “complete preparedness to deal with the threats” and “humiliating sanctions” from Washington. It was not revealed what type of missiles will be used in the exercise.

Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable
Dark money advocacy groups are required to disclose little about their donors, but two left-wing organizations fighting President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations are using a tax law loophole to make their finances even more opaque.

Iran Renews Destructive Cyber Attacks on Saudi Arabia
After a four-year hiatus, Iran recently resumed destructive cyber attacks against Saudi Arabia in what U.S. officials say is part of a long-term strategy by Tehran to take over the oil-rich kingdom and regional U.S. ally.

Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts
Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus’s outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Zen says ‘naïve’ Pope and bad advisors are betraying underground Church in China
Cardinal Joseph Zen says the Vatican is betraying Catholics living their faith out clandestinely in China. In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, he says he has been urged to speak out by Catholics who lack the freedom to speak for themselves. Priests and bishops in the underground church have faced imprisonment for adhering to the Holy See, rather than submitting to the patriotic church approved by the Communist government.

Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality.

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison
The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds
A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas’ plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination.

Florida Teacher “Reassigned” After Facebook Post Praising Trump On Immigration
“The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been.  Looks like less mouths to feed today.  Have fun while you still can.  So glad to hear about massive deportation.  Let’s make America great again.  Thanks Donald Trump!!”


The Briefing 02-22-17

Trump administration poised to reverse Obama’s transgender bathroom directive, leaving issue to states

Economic bullying: Global corporations and NFL threaten Texas over proposed bathroom bill

New C-SPAN poll ranking the US presidents says more about the historians involved than the presidents

Michael Novak, major conservative intellectual and defender of human dignity, dies at 83

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Virtually Everyone Agrees That Current Stock Market Valuations Are Not Sustainable And That A Great Crash Is Coming

Stock Market Collapse Toilet Paper - Public DomainCurrent stock market valuations are not sustainable.  If there is one thing that I want you to remember from this article, it is that cold, hard fact.  In 1929, 2000 and 2008, stock prices soared to absolutely absurd levels just before horrible stock market crashes.  What goes up must eventually come down, and the stock market bubble of today will be no exception.  In fact, virtually everyone in the financial community acknowledges that stock prices are irrationally high right now.  Some are suggesting that there is still time to jump in and make money before the crash comes, while others are recommending a much more cautious approach.  But what almost everyone agrees on is the fact that stocks cannot go up like this forever. (Read More…)


Cash = Bad

MIA has written quite a bit in recent years about the accelerating global war against cash. This war, orchestrated by the global socialists who are hell-bent on establishing a global/one-world government, is about totally controlling people, their finances, their movements – indeed every aspect of their lives. If they can monitor and control all of your spending – they can completely control you, and if you do not completely cooperate with the Big Brother system, or if you in any way resist their tyranny (i.e., if you become “a person of interest”), they can pull the electronic plug on your finances – and you cannot buy, sell, travel, or function.

The cashless society is far advanced in socialist countries like Sweden, and is advancing rapidly across Europe, in America, and in most Western countries. In most parts of the world, you can no longer buy an airplane ticket with cash. Many hotels no longer accept cash. Cash withdrawals from banks are now being restricted in many parts of the world. Very shortly, buying firearms or ammunition with cash will be prohibited. People are being searched for cash and even arrested at airports, on highways in America, and in various places in the US and around the world – using the excuse that they are “suspected money launderers, drug dealers, terrorists, or tax cheats” – and the cash is confiscated by police.

(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, October 2016)


Top Headlines – 2/22/2017

  • Euro Slips, Bonds Gain as Investors Turn Cautious (Read More)
  • Fed Minutes Could Offer Hints on Timing of Rate Rises, Balance Sheet Moves (Read More)
  • Trump’s new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues (Read More)
  • Tillerson, Kelly Head to Mexico for Talks Amid Diplomatic Tensions (Read More)
  • Why Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Could Sink U.S. Home Prices (Read More)
  • Auto Makers Ask EPA’s Pruitt to Reverse Fuel-Economy Decision (Read More)
  • Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition (Read More)
  • North Korean Embassy Official Sought in Kim Jong Nam Killing (Read More)
  • McDonald’s to Cut Prices on Drinks as Fast-Food Industry Slumps (Read More)
  • IPO’s 543% Surge Halted by Hong Kong Regulators on Its Debut (Read More)
  • Wall Street Getting Anxious on Bank Rally as Downgrades Pile Up (Read More)
  • Uber CEO Apologizes for Company Culture (Read More)
  • Spokesman for Turkey’s Erdogan calls on Israel to halt ‘illegal settlements’ (Read More)
  • Britain’s top court backs government on immigration income test (Read More)
  • Planting Decision a No-Brainer as U.S. Farmers Switch From Corn to Soy (Read More)
  • In Bavarian town, Syrian sisters get to grips with Germany’s freedoms (Read More)
  • U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland’s ban on assault rifles (Read More)
  • ABB Uncovers $100 Million Korean Fraud as Suspect Vanishes (Read More)
  • Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’: commander (Read More)
  • PSA says will honor existing Opel job guarantees (Read More)

Egyptian, Jordanian leaders uncompromising on two-state solution

Netanyahu to Australia amid calls by former PMs to recognize ‘Palestine’

Obama administration torpedoed regional peace bid by trying to impose terms last year, Israeli official says

US Jewish leader wants world conference to fight anti-Semitism

Jewish groups seek action from Trump to match his words on anti-Semitism

Trump at African-American History Museum Denounces Anti-Semitism and Racism: ‘It Has to Stop’

White house on increase in anti-Semitism: ‘we condemned it but it’s never enough for them.’

Anne Frank Center: Trump administration ‘infected’ with anti-Semitism

Investors bet on Israel tech stock windfall under Trump

Liberman tells Hezbollah’s Nasrallah to ‘stay in his bunker’

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

Ayatollah: We will liberate ‘Palestine’, remove cancer of Israel

Iran’s leader calls Israel a ‘fake’ nation, ‘dirty chapter’

Russia To Send Iran $1 Billion-Worth Of Missile Defense Systems

U.A.E. to Build Russian Warplane as Mideast Tensions Rise

Kremlin: Trump associates’ peace plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’

UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at ‘political transition’

Missouri man accused of plotting ISIS attack in Kansas City

China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials

Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild ‘depleted’ force

Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

France’s Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf

Rioting erupts in immigrant-dominated Swedish suburb

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities

Trump administration issues new immigration enforcement policies, says goal is not ‘mass deportations’

Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration enforcement policies

Trump adviser says new travel ban will have ‘same basic policy outcome’

Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants

Travel Ban Aside, Trump Has Vast Legal Arsenal for Deporting Millions

DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations

ICE raids have day laborers on edge across Southern California

After Trump travel ban, immigrants seek to naturalize

American Jewish groups decry new immigration rules as ‘cruel,’ ‘dangerous’

Alumni, former staff at Jared Kushner’s yeshiva ask him to oppose travel ban

Activists drape ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner on Statue of Liberty

Independent cinemas in the US to show 1984 as Trump protest

DHS computer systems reportedly suffer glitch

As market hits record, Vanguard founder Jack Bogle says investors shouldn’t get ‘carried away’

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Padilla, Bolivia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Southwest Indian Ridge

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions – this year’s rains are just a precursor

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California

Modesto prepares for the Tuolumne River to rise above flood stage as storm batters Northern California

Nearly 200 Evacuated From Flooded Homes In South San Jose

Powerful storms continue to batter Northern California amid concern about levees

Fierce California storm forces rescues, evacuations

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks Away From Antarctic Glacier

Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO

Sotomayor questions whether lethal injection is ‘our most cruel experiment yet’

Va. gov vetoes bill to defund Planned Parenthood

Judge blocks Texas from cutting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

Trump Retains LGBT State Department Official, Frustrating Christian Conservatives

Milo Yiannopoulos Says Homophobia Did Not Play Role in CPAC Disinvite, Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo backlash is the latest fault line in conservatives’ civil war

Millennials are the most narcissistic generation ever

Church’s Jesus Statue Beheaded for 2nd Time; Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Celebrating Charismatic Catholicism … As If They Don’t Have Enough To Worry About

Hillsong: Slouching Towards Jerusalem

The Shack’s Author William Paul Young on Substitutionary Atonement

What to Know Before You Buy Jim Bakker’s Morningside Gourmet Meals

59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have Dropped Out—And They’re Trying to Tell Us Why

MSNBC Anchor says ‘Our job’ is to control ‘exactly what people think’

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities

Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech

ISIS Affiliate Calls Christians ‘Favorite Prey,’ Warns Believers More Attacks Are Underway

Trump administration working on new transgender bathroom directive

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 07:39 AM PST

The Trump administration is working to undo an Obama-era directive that allows students to use school restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, the White…

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Virginia Governor Benches Home School Athletes

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 06:17 AM PST

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has effectively sidelined all home school athletes in the state who’d like to compete for their public high school. For the…

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Movie Theaters Hosting Screenings of ‘1984’ to Protest Trump

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 06:11 AM PST

Dozens of cinemas across the United States are planning to screen the film adaption of George Orwell’s 1984 in protest of reports that President Donald…

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New York Teacher Under Fire For Handing Out “Anti-Trump” Assignment

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 06:07 AM PST

A veteran Staten Island teacher who slipped an anti-President Trump question into her homework assignment to her sixth-grade class has been disciplined by school authorities…

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Franklin Graham Claims ‘NFL Is Trying to Push Homosexuality Through a New Pro-Same-Sex Ad’

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 06:02 AM PST

In a warning about the sinfulness of gay sex and the deceit in calling such acts “love,” Christian preacher Franklin Graham criticized a new Ad…

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Brazil’s poorest region suffers worst drought in a century

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:57 AM PST

A cow’s skull lies baking in the sun and nearby another dead cow rots, symbols of the desolation gripping northeastern Brazil during its worst drought…

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Life Expectancy to Rise Beyond 90 by 2030

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:54 AM PST

Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to…

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‘Possessed’ Girl screams while pastor expels demons…

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:50 AM PST

Disturbing footage shows a 13-year-old girl being held down by her family while screaming in agony in an apparent exorcism. Filmed in the deeply Catholic…

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Campuses encourage students to turn in fellow classmates for offensive speech…

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:45 AM PST

Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly…

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Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:41 AM PST

The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said…

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Mayor Declares State of Disaster After 4 Tornadoes Strike San Antonio

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:59 PM PST

On Monday night, Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a disaster declaration for the City of San Antonio, the first step in getting state and federal help…

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6 tons of tilapia die in South Cotabato fish kill

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:52 PM PST

Six tons of tilapia died in another fish kill incident in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato. The town’s lake warden, Rudy Muyco, said the…

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Disappearing honey bee population could spell trouble for some crops

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:49 PM PST

The honey bee contributes to a third of the country’s food supply but the population is declining. Last year eight percent of the bees disappeared…

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Ayatollah Vows To liberate ‘Palestine’ and remove “Cancer of Israel”

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:43 PM PST

Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for the “complete Liberation of Palestine” on Tuesday, and slammed the Jewish state as a “cancerous tumor”. The…

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Is Genetic Engineering Recreating the Sin of Noah’s Generation?

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:39 PM PST

New technology enabling scientists to manipulate genes, mixing human genes and organs with those of animals, is a disturbing trend in science which one rabbi…

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Venezuelans Forced to Eat Flamingos to Survive Socialist ‘Maduro Diet’

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:34 PM PST

Thousands of locals can’t even think straight as they go into the second year of the “Maduro diet” and are forced to find ANYTHING they…

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Robots poised to take over wide range of U.S. military roles

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 05:59 PM PST

Technology insiders are predicting it won’t be long before robots have taken over key roles within the main U.S. military branches, performing everything from mine…

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DEVELOPING: Weather service warns of imminent dam failure in Nevada…

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 05:54 PM PST

An “atmospheric river” continued to batter parts of Northern California on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding. The heavy rains prompted the National Weather Service to warn…

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Global Arms Sales At Highest Level Since Cold War

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 05:51 PM PST

Global Arms sales have skyrocketed in the last five years, reaching their highest level since the Cold War in sales to the Middle East, according…

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Facebook Suspends Christian Homeschool Mom’s Account Over Posts Citing Bible on Homosexuality

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 02:00 PM PST

A Christian mother is accusing the social media giant Facebook of censorship after her account was suspended over posts on what the Bible says about…

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Michigan Woman Claims Sam’s Club Refused to Put a Cross on Son’s Cake

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:55 PM PST

Per a Fox 2 report, a woman claimed Sam’s Club in Southgate, MI denied her request for a cross on a cake. “I was taken…

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‘Not My President’ Rallies Continue in America

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:51 PM PST

Anti-Trump activists in California and the U.S. participated in “Not My President Day” rallies on Monday, which marked the public holiday of Presidents’ Day. In…

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Professors Warned Not to Assume Gender of Any Student

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:47 PM PST

In response to growing concerns over “implicit bias and stereotype threat,” Penn State professors have been provided a checklist suggesting ways to avoid microaggressing students,…

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More False Prophets Declaring the World Will End in 2017

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:40 PM PST

A fundamentalist Christian website has cited evidence from the Bible to say that the end of the world is nigh. The website ‘Signs of End…

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Dozens of Outback, Carrabba’s, and Bonefish restaurants Closing

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:36 PM PST

Forty “underperforming” Carrabba’s, Outback, Bonefish Grill and Flemings restaurants will be closing by the end of the year, according to the company that owns them….

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President Trump speaks out on anti-Semitic threats

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:32 PM PST

President Trump spoke out Tuesday against the wave of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers, calling them “horrible” reminders of the bigotry that still exists…

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RUMORS OF WAR: US twin sea buildup against China, N.Korea and Iran

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 11:20 AM PST

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea. Early…

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Iran Preparing For War In the Mideast? Russia To Send $1B In Weapons To Tehran

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 11:16 AM PST

Russia was set to send Iran about $1 billion worth of missile defense systems, Russian news agency Tass reported Monday. The deal was the result…

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LGBT Groups Planning ‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ in 21 States for Lent

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 11:13 AM PST

An LGBT group is launching an Ash Wednesday observance in which they will take the traditional ash cross on the forehead and add glitter to…

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DEVELOPING: Mysterious ‘Radiation spike’ sparks fears Putin tested nuke in Arctic…

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 11:09 AM PST

Fears are mounting Vladimir Putin’s military have carried out a secret Arctic nuclear test after a huge spike in dangerous radiation levels were detected across…

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Severe Storms Unleash Texas Tornadoes and California Floods

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 11:06 AM PST

Severe weather in California and Texas has unleashed deadly flooding, powerful winds, and destructive tornadoes in the two states. At least six tornadoes tore through…

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More than 100 headstones vandalized at historic Jewish cemetery…

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 10:59 AM PST

Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged dozens of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery Thursday…

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Jesus statue in Indy decapitated twice in two weeks

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 10:56 AM PST

For the second time in two weeks, members of a church on the south side of Indianapolis have found their Jesus statue vandalized, giving it…

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Teen wakes up headed to own funeral

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 10:54 AM PST

A 17-year-old boy reportedly came to while he was being transported to his own funeral, authorities said. The teenager was rushed to a hospital after…

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Celebrating Charismatic Catholicism … As If They Don’t Have Enough To Worry About

Most people are unaware that charismania exists within the Roman Catholic Church. But it does.  The movement is growing and for good reason. Bud Ahlheim informs us that because the RCC was losing millions of adherents to what they deem apostate Protestantism the church’s hierarchy took the advice of Brazilian Catholic priest Marcelo Rossi who urged them to incorporate some of the features of evangelical churches into a more “modernized, spiritualized, and experientially emphatic Roman Catholic church. The primary feature Rossi mimicked was the charismatic element.”

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) will be celebrating fifty years of the movement this month, which is “not cause for celebration, but for lamenting,” says Ahlheim.  In the following blog post over at Pulpit & Pen, he takes a look at the CCR:

According to a recent story in Religion News Service, “This month marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the most important Catholic lay movement of the past century.”

That lay movement is called the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. And, just like its Pentecostalism forebear, the movement was birthed in the U.S.A.   Though adherents and proponents of it also claim a lineage to the days of the first-century church, charismania of any flavor is a recent phenomenon. Its lineage doesn’t nearly go back two millennia. Barely a century old, charismania was birthed in America in 1900 in Topeka, Kansas. (For more on it, you could read THIS.)

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MSNBC Anchor: “Our Job” Is To “Control Exactly What People Think”

During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media’s “job” is to “actually control exactly what people think.”


SCARBOROUGH: “Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, ‘Yeah you guys are going crazy. He’s doing — what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.'”

 

BRZEZINSKI: “Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job.”

As grabien points out, the comment failed to raise any eyebrows from her co-panelists. Instead, her co-host, Joe Scarborough, said that Trump’s media antagonism puts him on par with Mussolini and Lenin…

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Barna Update | La La Land to Living Rooms: A Year in Movies

Movies 2016

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is around the corner and La La Land is expected to sweep the field. Leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, Barna’s annual media survey examines the movie-going (or not going) habits of American adults and their opinions of Hollywood.

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February 22, 2017: Verse of the day

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Just as we can only love God because He first loved us, we can only hold on to God because He holds on to us. We can survive any threatening circumstance and overcome any spiritual obstacle that the world or Satan puts in our way because in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

Overwhelmingly conquer is from hupernikaō, a compound verb that literally means to hyper-conquer, to over-conquer, to conquer, as it were, with success to spare. Those who overwhelmingly conquer are supremely victorious in overcoming everyone and everything that threatens their relationship to Jesus Christ. But they do so entirely through His power, the power of Him who loved us so much that He gave His life for us that we might have life in Him.

Because our Lord both saves and keeps us, we do much more than simply endure and survive the ominous circumstances Paul mentions in verse 35. First of all, we overwhelmingly conquer by coming out of troubles stronger than when they first threatened us. Paul has just declared that, by His divine grace and power, God causes everything, including the very worst things, to work for the good of His children (8:28). Even when we suffer because of our own sinfulness or unfaithfulness, our gracious Lord will bring us through with a deeper understanding of our own unrighteousness and of His perfect righteousness, of our own faithlessness and of His steadfast faithfulness, of our own weakness and of His great power.

Second, we overwhelmingly conquer because our ultimate reward will far surpass whatever earthly and temporal loss we may suffer. With Paul, we should view even the most terrible circumstance as but “momentary, light affliction” that produces “for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Cor. 4:17).

From the human perspective, of course, the over-conquest God promises often seems a long time in coming. But when, as true believers, we go through times of testing, whatever their nature or cause, we come out spiritually refined by our Lord. Instead of those things separating us from Christ, they will bring us closer to Him. His grace and glory will rest on us and we will grow in our understanding of His will and of the sufficiency of His grace. While we wait for Him to bring us through the trials, we know that He says to us what He said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” And we should respond with Paul, “Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Cor. 12:9).

Paul probably wrote his letter to Rome during a winter in Corinth, and it is not likely that either Paul or the Roman believers realized how short the time would be before they would stand in need of the apostle’s comforting words in this passage. It would not be many years before they would face fierce persecution from a pagan government and people that now tolerated them with indifference. It would not be long before the blood of those to whom this epistle is addressed would soak the sands of Roman amphitheaters. Some would be mauled by wild beasts, some would be slain by ruthless gladiators, and others would be used as human torches to light Nero’s garden parties.

Consequently, the true and false believers soon would be easily distinguished. Many congregations would be saying of former members, “They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us” (1 John 2:19). But those whom the world looks upon as the overwhelmed and conquered are in reality overwhelming conquerors. In God’s scheme of things, the victors are the vanquished and the vanquished are the victors.

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February 22, 2017: Daily Devotional Guide Collection

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February 22

Loving Obedience

He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.

John 14:21

 

If I could simplify the Christian life to one thing, it would be obedience. I don’t mean just external obedience but a spirit of obedience. It’s not like the little girl who defiantly continued to stand up after her father had told her many times to sit down. Finally her father said, “Sit down, or I’ll spank you.” She sat down but looked up and said, “I’m sitting down, but I’m standing up in my heart!” That’s obeying outwardly but disobeying in the heart. A Christian should be willing to obey.

One evidence of spiritual maturity is loving God enough to obey Him even when it is difficult. God is glorified when we willingly obey Him no matter what the cost. Each time we obey, we grow spiritually, and each time we disobey, we retard our growth.[1]


February 22 Being Merciful

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

Luke 6:36

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Since we have received mercy from God, we are obligated to show mercy to those with physical or spiritual needs.

Jesus demonstrated His mercy many times as He went about healing people and casting out demons. Two blind men cried out, “ ‘Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!’ … And moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight, and followed Him” (Matt. 20:30, 34). He was also deeply moved in spirit and wept when He saw the sorrow that Lazarus’s death caused (John 11:33–36).

His greatest mercy was shown, though, to those with spiritual needs. Not only did He heal a paralytic, but He forgave his sins (Luke 5:18–25). He also prayed for His executioners, saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).

We can show mercy by our physical acts. John says, “But whoever has the world’s goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth” (1 John 3:17–18).

We must also show mercy spiritually. Because we have experienced God’s mercy, we should have great concern for those who have not. We show spiritual mercy by proclaiming the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved and by praying that God would show His mercy to them.

We also demonstrate spiritual mercy by lovingly confronting sinning Christians: “Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourselves, lest you too be tempted” (Gal. 6:1). Sinning Christians bring reproach on Christ and His church and will fall under God’s discipline. In such cases it is wrong to say nothing and let the harm continue.

God has promised us in Matthew 5:7 that we will receive mercy from Him if we are merciful to others. If we have received unlimited mercy from our loving God, if we have been lifted from our poor, sinful, wretched state to become citizens of heaven, how can we withhold mercy from others?

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Suggestions for Prayer: Pray that you would be sensitive to opportunities to show mercy today.

For Further Study: Read Matthew 23:37–39. What was Jerusalem’s condition in verse 37? ✧ How does that intensify the nature of Christ’s compassion and mercy toward His people?[2]


FEBRUARY 22

I KNOW THE ONE WHO MADE THIS!

But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

—Jeremiah 9:24

I just listened today while we had our dinner to a sonata by Beethoven and it was beautiful. But I suppose it would have been more wonderful if I could have shaken hands with the great Beethoven and said, “It’s an honor to shake your hand, sir. I consider you one of the greatest composers that ever lived—a genius!”… It would have been wonderful.

And so with Michaelangelo, the greatest artist of his day…. Perhaps he would have called me by my first name and I could have called him by his first name. I would introduce him to my friends and say, “I’d like to have you meet the great Michaelangelo.” That would have been better than knowing his works. I have seen his tremendous sculpture of Moses, but it would have been better if I could have seen the man himself.

So let men turn their telescopes on the heavens and their microscopes on the molecules. Let them probe and search and tabulate and name and find and discover. I can dare to say to them, “I know the One who made all this. I’m personally acquainted with the One who made it.” AOG081-082

I bow before You, great God, realizing the awesome privilege that is mine: the privilege of knowing You personally. Amen. [3]


February 22

Gentleness as Defined by Jesus

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.—Matt. 5:5

In this verse, “gentle” (a word often rendered “meek” in other translations) means mild or soft. Looking ahead to His triumphal entry, the prophet hailed Christ this way: “Behold your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey” (Matt. 21:5; cf. Zech. 9:9).

From Old Testament times, gentleness has been God’s way for mankind. The book of Job says God “sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety” (5:11; cf. Ps. 25:9). “Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth” (Num. 12:3).

Gentleness does not connote weakness, but rather a way of utilizing all its resources and emotions appropriately (cf. Prov. 16:32; 25:28). The gentle person has died to self and therefore does not resort to violence to defend himself, knowing his person has nothing to commend before God. Gentleness is not cowardice, lack of conviction, or niceness. It is the spirit of Christ, who defended the Father’s glory, not His own, and left us an example: He “committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Peter 2:22–23).

Christ’s gentleness, however, did not mean He was passive in defending righteousness. He guarded the temple against the moneychangers (John 2:14–15), denounced the hypocritical religious leaders (Matt. 23:1–33), and warned the disobedient of judgment (Matt. 25:45–46). His gentleness was power completely surrendered to God’s control.

ASK YOURSELF
What’s been your interpretation of “meekness” or “gentleness”? Is this a quality you value and aspire to? If gentleness was more a part of your demeanor, what benefits would you begin to see in your daily life?[4]

FEBRUARY 22

OUR INDIVIDUAL WORTH

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Romans 10:4

 

Our lost race has always been prone to discount and reject the wonderful fact of the individual factor in the love of God. Far, far too many men and women in this world are convinced that God’s love for the world is just one big lump—and the individual is not involved.

We have only to look around us with serious observation to confirm the fact that the devil has been successful in planting his lie that no one cares for the individual person.

Even in nature around us, there appears to be very little individual concern. The burden of concern is always for the species.

But Jesus did not preach to the multitudes as though they were a faceless crowd. He preached to them as individuals, and with a knowledge of the burdens and the needs of each one. Our Savior did not come into the world to deal with statistics!

Each of us must come with full confidence that it is a personal word God has spoken to us in Christ, that “whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish.”

 

Lord, Your Word says that each of us is “fearfully and wonderfully made” and that You are concerned about the one lost sheep in a flock of a hundred. Thank You for purchasing my redemption by Your death and resurrection. I love You, Lord.[5]


February 22 Cultivating the Fruit of Righteousness

“… having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:11).

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Bearing spiritual fruit is the acid test of a true believer.

After facing life-threatening situations, people often say, “I saw my entire life flash before my eyes.” That’s the picture we get in Philippians 1:11.

“The fruit of righteousness” refers to what is produced in you as you operate in love, pursue excellence, and maintain your integrity. It includes every attitude and action consistent with God’s standard of what is right.

“Having been filled” speaks of something that happened in the past with continuing results. At your salvation the seed of righteousness was planted within you. It bears righteous fruit throughout your lifetime. On the day of Christ that fruit will confirm your salvation.

Fruitfulness has always been the acid test of true salvation. Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31). When John the Baptist admonished his followers to “bring forth fruits in keeping with your repentance” (Luke 3:8), he was speaking of good deeds (vv. 10–14). Paul said we are God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). John said that all who profess Christ should live as He lived (cf. 1 John 2:6).

Bearing spiritual fruit is not something you can achieve on your own. It “comes through Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:11). Jesus Himself said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:4–5).

You were redeemed to glorify God through righteous deeds. Make that your priority today.

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Psalm 71 is a psalm of praise to God for His righteousness and faithful provisions. Read it and meditate on its truths. Then praise God for His righteousness toward you. ✧ Ask for opportunities to demonstrate righteousness to others today.

For Further Study: Read Proverbs 11:1–9, 15:8–9, and 21:2–3, noting the characteristics and benefits of righteousness.[6]


FEBRUARY 22

ONLY SERVANTS OF TRUTH CAN KNOW THE TRUTH

…So is every one that is born of the Spirit.

JOHN 3:8

Only the servants of truth can ever know truth. You can fill your head full of knowledge but the day that you decide that you are going to obey God, it will get down into your heart. You shall know!

I once read a book about the inner life of a man who was a sharp intellectual. By his own admission, he stood outside and examined spiritual people from the outside but nothing ever reached him. And that’s possible!

You cannot argue around this. Read your Bible—any version you want—and if you are honest you will admit that it is either obedience or inward blindness. You can repeat the book of Romans word for word and still be blind inwardly. You can know the doctrine of justification by faith and take your stand with Luther and the Reformation and still be blind inwardly. For it is not the body of truth that enlightens: it is by the Spirit of truth. If you are willing to obey the Lord Jesus, He will illuminate your spirit, inwardly enlighten you; and the truth you have known will then be known spiritually, and power will begin to flow up and out and you will find yourself changed marvelously changed.

It is rewarding to believe in a Christianity that really changes men and women. In that great day of Christ’s coming, all that will matter is whether we have been inwardly illuminated, inwardly regenerated, inwardly purified!

The question is: do we really know Jesus in this way?[7]


[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 65). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

[2] MacArthur, J. (1997). Strength for today. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

[3] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[4] MacArthur, J. (2008). Daily readings from the life of Christ (p. 61). Chicago: Moody Publishers.

[5] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[6] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 65). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

[7] Tozer, A. W., & Smith, G. B. (2015). Evenings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.