Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

OCTOBER 9 EVERYDAY WORSHIP

Their heart is far from me…in vain they do worship me.

Matthew 15:8–9

It is my experience that the totality of our Christian lives—our entire attitude as persons—must be towards the worship of God!

If you do not know the presence of God in your office, your factory, your home, then God is not in the church you attend either!

I became a Christian when I was a young man working in a tire factory in Akron, Ohio. I remember my work there—but I remember my worship there too! I had plenty of worshipful tears in my eyes. No one ever asked me about them, but I would not have hesitated to explain them.

You can learn to use certain skills until they are automatic. I became so skillful that I could do my work and then I could worship God even while my hands were busy.

If the love of God is in us and the Spirit of God is breathing praise within us, all the musical instruments in heaven are suddenly playing in full support! Even our thoughts become a sanctuary in which God can dwell.

Dear Lord, I pray that Your Spirit will so fill me today that my heart and mind will overflow in praise to You.[1]


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

OCTOBER 9 THE POWER OF RIGHT THINKING

I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

—Psalm 119:59

What we think about when we are free to think about what we will—that is what we are or will soon become….

The Psalms and Prophets contain numerous references to the power of right thinking to raise religious feeling and incite to right conduct. “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.” “While I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue” (Psalm 39:3). Over and over the Old Testament writers exhort us to get quiet and think about high and holy things as a preliminary to amendment of life or a good deed or a courageous act….

Thinking about God and holy things creates a moral climate favorable to the growth of faith and love and humility and reverence. We cannot by thinking regenerate our hearts, nor take our sins away nor change the leopard’s spots. Neither can we by thinking add one cubit to our stature or make evil good or darkness light. So to teach is to misrepresent a scriptural truth and to use it to our own undoing. But we can by Spirit-inspired thinking help to make our minds pure sanctuaries in which God will be pleased to dwell. BAM044-046

Lord, my mind will be inundated with thoughts today—some necessary, some impure, some wasteful, some covetous, some neutral. Take control of my mind, that my thoughts throughout may be pleasing to You. Amen. [1]


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

George Soros’s March on Washington (He is funding political astro-turf all over the country, Here’s a downloadable list of his “resistance” partners)

This is nothing new. Soros has been doing this for a long time. And he has friends in the statist billionaire club who join him in his adventures. Soros is pro-European Union, pro “globalism,” was an advocate of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, has made many anti-US statements over the years, co-founded Media Matters – the de facto ministry of information during the Obama years, and he has been key in fomenting the discord and rage we’ve seen from much of the “Left” since the 2016 election. He is a crony capitalist with few rivals and he does not like anyone who challenges the “Davos Man” worldview. He is having a hard time with the changing times.

(From The Wall Street Journal)

Yet while most demonstrators are not paid for their efforts, the protests at the Capitol Saturday, and the ones that have included stalking lawmakers inside and outside their offices, are organized by groups of which Mr. Soros is an important patron.

I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public.

HERE IS THE SPREADSHEET.

Click here for the article.

Source: George Soros’s March on Washington (He is funding political astro-turf all over the country, Here’s a downloadable list of his “resistance” partners)

When Worship Becomes Entertainment — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

The ubiquitous culture of consumerism and materialism has seduced many evangelicals into a ministry mode driven by marketing rather than mission. To an ever greater extent, evangelicals are accommodating themselves to moral compromise in the name of lifestyle and choice. Authentic biblical worship is often supplanted by the entertainment culture as issues of performance and taste displace the simplicity and God-centeredness of true worship. Our churches are worldly in lifestyle, worship, and piety. We have seen the worship of God too often made into a human-centered entertainment event.

 

Al Mohler, Jr. (1996). Cited by Dan Lucarini, Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement, pg.63

via When Worship Becomes Entertainment — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

JUDICIAL WATCH: Tom Fitton Reveals Obama State Dept. Worked Hand in Glove with Soros Operatives — Spent $9 Million Tax Dollars on Albania — The Gateway Pundit

Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch announced on Monday the Obama State Department was working hand in glove with Soros operatives.

Fitton said the US State Department spent $9 million in taxpayer dollars to fund Soros operations in Albania.

Tom Fitton, “I don’t know about you but I don’t want any George Soros anywhere near our State Department or our United States Agency for International Development.”

Fitton also reminded his audience that Soros operatives were harassing and stalking US Senators last week on Capitol Hill.

Gateway Pundit Associate Editor Cristina Laila wrote about the Soros documents obtained by Judicial Watch back in April.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 32 State Department documents Wednesday showing the Obama Admin gave millions in U.S. taxpayer money to help fund George Soros’ radical left-wing activities in Albania.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch obtained 32 pages of records showing the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a group backed by billionaire George Soros, which used the money to fund left-wing political activities in Albania, including working with the country’s socialist government to push for highly controversial judicial “reform.” The records also detail how the Soros operation helped the State Department review grant applications from other groups for taxpayer funding.

The records were obtained in a May 26, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) after both the State Department and USAID failed to respond to March 31, 2017, FOIA requests (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:17-cv-01012)). Judicial Watch agreed to dismiss the lawsuit after it received the documents and payment of attorneys’ fees.

The new documents show USAID funds were funneled through that agency’s Civil Society Project to back Soros’s left-wing Open Society Foundations in Albania, particularly the Soros operation efforts to give the socialist government greater control of the judiciary. USAID reportedly gave $9 million in 2016 to the “Justice for All” campaign, which is overseen by Soros’s “East West Management Institute.”

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about Obama giving millions in taxpayer money to Soros groups to back the Socialist govt in Albania:

“The Obama administration quietly spent at least $9 million in U.S. taxpayers’ dollars in direct collusion with left-wing billionaire George Soros’ backing of a socialist government in Albania. It is particularly outrageous that the State Department allowed the Soros operation to help direct taxpayer funds to other groups. George Soros is a billionaire and he shouldn’t be receiving taxpayer support to advance his radical left agenda to undermine freedom here at home and abroad.”

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via JUDICIAL WATCH: Tom Fitton Reveals Obama State Dept. Worked Hand in Glove with Soros Operatives — Spent $9 Million Tax Dollars on Albania — The Gateway Pundit