Daily Archives: October 6, 2018

OCTOBER 6 FAILURE OF RELIGION

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.

2 Timothy 3:5

Millions of men and women refuse to face up to the fact that religion, in and of itself, is not enough for the sinner’s need.

It is amazing how many things religious people want to do to you. They can start with infant baptism and end up with the last rites when you are 108 years old—and all of that time they will manipulate you, maul you and sweet massage your soul. When it is all done, you are just what you were. You are just a decorated and massaged sinner—a sinner who did not eat meat, or on the other hand, a sinner who did eat fish!

When religion has done all it can, you are still a sinner who either went to church or did not go to church. Religion can put us on the roll and educate us and train us and instruct us. But after all that, there is still something within our beings that cries, “Eternity is in my heart and I have not found anything to satisfy it!”

Only our Lord Jesus Christ is enough to satisfy the eternal longing in our souls.

Lord, deepening my relationship with You is more important than my involvement in “religious traditions” that have nothing to do with my eternal destiny. I love You, Lord Jesus.[1]


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

OCTOBER 6 THE WILL OF GOD AT ANY COST

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

—Galatians 2:20

Few sights are more depressing than that of a professed Christian defending his or her supposed rights and bitterly resisting any attempt to violate them. Such a Christian has never accepted the way of the cross….

The only cure for this sort of thing is to die to self and rise with Christ into newness of life. The man or woman who sets the will of God as his or her goal will reach that goal not by self-defense but by self-abnegation. Then no matter what sort of treatment that person receives from other people, he or she will be altogether at peace. The will of God has been done—this Christian does not care whether it comes with curses or compliments, for he or she does not seek one or the other, but wants to do the will of God at any cost. Then, whether riding the crest of public favor or wallowing in the depths of obscurity, he or she will be content. If there be some who take pleasure in holding this Christian down, still he or she will not resent them, for he or she seeks not advancement but the will of God. TWP090

I repeat, Lord, my first-prayed commitment to be crucified with Christ, allowing Christ to live through me, so that You are glorified in my life. Amen. [1]


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

Video: “The Sword of the Spirit, Part Two” by Alistair Begg

God’s Word—the “Sword of the Spirit”—is necessary not only when we come to faith in Christ, but also as we continue in the Christian life and contend for the faith. Alistair Begg describes the vital role that the Bible plays in the perseverance of all believers, enabling us to respond to Satan’s accusations, hope in times of discouragement, and stay steady in times of doubt. The Sword of the Spirit is suited for the hand of every Christian without distinction, and it is with unashamed confidence in this Word that we make it our aim to persuade others of the hope that we have.

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Source: Video: “The Sword of the Spirit, Part Two” by Alistair Begg

Sen. Collins Flooded with Abusive Tweets Threatening Death, Violence — Twitter Does Nothing

Twitter drags its feed on violence and abuse directed at Republicans. The latest target is Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

Source: Sen. Collins Flooded with Abusive Tweets Threatening Death, Violence — Twitter Does Nothing

The wind blows

The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)

I lived in Maine for almost 30 years. It’s cold. It’s windy. A fun trip we’d take was to the top of Mt. Washington Observatory in the White Mountains of nearby New Hampshire. That is a place known for its wild and erratic weather, and for holding the record for most of the 20th century for highest ever recorded wind speed of 231 mph.

When you live in and near the mountains and there is a lot of wind, you notice that many of the trees are stunted. It’s hard for them to grow in severe conditions. There’s actually a “tree line”, the line where trees stop growing and at…

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October 6 Daily Help

MY soul, hearken to the voice of thy God. He is always ready to speak with thee when thou art prepared to hear. If there be any slowness to commune, it is not on his part, but altogether on thine own; for he stands at the door and knocks, and if his people will but open, he rejoices to enter. But in what state is my heart, which is my Lord’s garden? May I venture to hope that it is bringing forth fruit fit for him? If not, he will have much to reprove; but still I pray him to come unto me, for nothing can so certainly bring my heart into a right condition as the presence of the Sun of Righteousness, who brings healing in his wings.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 283). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

October 6, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

12 Worldliness, its destruction. Vice is a course of action that leads to ruin. One should be careful that any evil activity that seems successful and safe could take any number of turns to destruction (the expression is in the plural—“roads of death”). This proverb recalls the ways of the adulterous woman in chs. 1–9. The first half of the verse does not state that the way that seems right is a vice, but the second half clarifies that meaning. The image used is of a traveler on a straight road; it seems safe, but it is fatal, for the destination is wrong. “Death” signifies mortal ruin (see 7:27; 16:25; also Mt 7:13–14). The LXX adds “Hades,” but the verse seems to be concerned with this life’s events. The issue, then, is how deceptive evil is. It may promise and deliver happiness, power, and the good life, but it cannot sustain what it gives.[1]


14:12. A man may judge a particular path to be right (yashar). Since this term can also mean “straight” or “smooth,” it is probably intentionally ambiguous, referring to a way that seems ethical and/or prudent. That is, the path one chooses may seem to be the easiest path or the best way to success or morally acceptable. But in the end it leads to death. Since a foolish, immoral path can appear to be neither foolish nor immoral, the wise man will not lean on his own understanding but trust in the Lord, seeking His insight and wisdom (cf. 3:5–6).[2]


14:12. This verse is repeated verbatim in 16:25. A path (way of life) may seem right (level or straight) to some people. But because it leads to death it is the way of sin and folly (cf. 5:5, 23; 7:27; 9:18; 11:19; 21:25). Man cannot get away with sin.[3]


14:12 The way which seems right to men is salvation by good works or good character. More people go down to hell laboring under that misconception than under any other. (See also 16:25.)

In a broader sense, the way which seems right to a man is his own way, the path of self-will that scorns divine guidance or human counsel. It can end only in disaster and spiritual death.[4]


14:12 Only when it is too late does the deluded person discover that he is on the crowded highway to death. The implication is not that he was tricked, but that he relied too heavily on his own “wisdom” rather than turning in humility to God. a way … the way: Many proverbs put their message in terms of two ways—one that leads to life and another that leads to death (16:25).[5]


[1] Ross, A. P. (2008). Proverbs. In T. Longman III, Garland David E. (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Proverbs–Isaiah (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6, p. 134). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Finkbeiner, D. (2014). Proverbs. In M. A. Rydelnik & M. Vanlaningham (Eds.), The moody bible commentary (p. 922). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[3] Buzzell, S. S. (1985). Proverbs. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 935). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[4] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (pp. 825–826). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[5] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 759). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

UPDATE: Soros Elevator Activist and Illegal Alien Ana Maria Archila Made $178,071 in 2016 as a Far Left Activist — The Gateway Pundit

A week ago on Friday Senator Jeff Flake announced he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh out of the Judiciary Committee.

Then he got cornered in an elevator by screaming leftists for 4 minutes.

About an hour later and after several private talks with Democrats Jeff Flake came out and announced he would only vote for Brett Kavanaugh if an investigation continued on the man for another week.

This was exactly what Democrats were hoping for!

The women who were screaming at Senator Jeff Flake in the elevator are Soros-funded astroturfed activists.

Their names are Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila.

They celebrated after Flake caved!
And they raised over $30,000 on CrowdPac for their elevator antics.

Ana Maria Archila (on right in picture above) is from Colombia where she says she was sexually abused as a child.

She was screaming at Jeff Flake in a elevator on Capitol Hill.

Earlier this week, thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we discovered Ana Maria Archila is an illegal alien.

So we now have illegal alien Soros-paid activists influencing the Supreme Court confirmation process.

Now this…

Mike Cernovich discovered that illegal alien elevator activist Ana Marian Archila made $176,071 in 2016 as a far left activist.

via UPDATE: Soros Elevator Activist and Illegal Alien Ana Maria Archila Made $178,071 in 2016 as a Far Left Activist — The Gateway Pundit