Daily Archives: November 20, 2018


And the captain of the LORD’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

—Joshua 5:15

Do you quietly bow your head in reverence when you step into the average gospel church?

I am not surprised if your answer is no.

There is grief in my spirit when I go into the average church, for we have become a generation rapidly losing all sense of divine sacredness in our worship. Many whom we have raised in our churches no longer think in terms of reverence—which seems to indicate they doubt that God’s Presence is there.

In too many of our churches, you can detect the attitude that anything goes. It is my assessment that losing the awareness of God in our midst is a loss too terrible ever to be appraised. WHT117

Lord, I pray that we might restore to our worship a real sense of the divine sacredness of Your Presence in our churches and in our lives. Amen. [1]

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

Move along, nothing to see here: Hillsong responds to ’60 Minutes’. (Part 1)

Up until the Royal Commission in 2014, the press were still reporting a single case of child sexual abuse in New Zealand by Frank. Brian Houston, CLC/Hillsong and the AOGA were the ones who fueled this public misconception and failed to correct the story when given opportunities (Mar 2002 -SMH1 Journalist,  Jul 2002 -SMH1 JournalistJan 2003-SMH2-journalist). Brian actually lied to a journalist (Apr 2006-SMH3 journalist), lied to Ps Taylor; and lastly tried to claim Clergy Privileges when the RC’s report criticised Brian Houston.

The matter was totally mismanaged.

Hillsong recently responded to the 60 Minutes program which also  announced that Brian Houston is now under police investigation. The program aired Brett Sengstock’s struggle to get justice for being sexually abused as a child by Frank Houston, and for being so badly dealt with by Brian Houston. The responding Hillsong media…

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The Dow may drop another 2,000 points before the stock market selling is done: CNBC CFO survey

The Dow Jones Industrial Average may fall another 2,000 points, to below 23,000, before it hits another record, according to an increasing number of chief financial officers surveyed by CNBC in the fourth quarter. The chief reason weighing on the market o

Source: The Dow may drop another 2,000 points before the stock market selling is done: CNBC CFO survey

Rand Paul Responds to White House Statement: This is Saudi First, Not America First — The Gateway Pundit

Senator Rand Paul, a long time critic of Saudi Arabia, released a scathing statement regarding the response to the slaying of journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he will not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The President indicates that Saudi Arabia is the lesser of two evils compared to Iran and so the US won’t punish Saudi Arabia for the brutal killing and dismemberment of a dissident in their consulate. I disagree,” Senator Paul tweeted. “We should, at the very least, NOT reward Saudi Arabia with our sophisticated armaments that they in turn use to bomb civilians.”

The Kentucky Senator took aim squarely at the White House statement on the issue that was titled “America First!”

Senator Paul tweeted that, “I’m pretty sure this statement is Saudi Arabia First, not America First. I’m also pretty sure John Bolton wrote it.”

The White House statement had said that “United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region. It is our paramount goal to fully eliminate the threat of terrorism throughout the world!”

Senator Paul vowed to continue pushing for legislation to stop the Saudi arms sales and the war in Yemen.

via Rand Paul Responds to White House Statement: This is Saudi First, Not America First — The Gateway Pundit

11/20/2018 — Wretched


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November 20 Jonah’s Thanksgiving

I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

Jonah 2:9

Amazingly, the prophet Jonah gave thanks to God while he was in the great fish’s belly (Jon. 2:1). How would you respond if you were Jonah? Maybe you would cry out, “What are You doing, God? Where are You? Why is this happening?” But Jonah reacted differently: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard My voice” (v. 2). He then described his sinking into the sea and the severity of his dilemma (vv. 3–5)

Nevertheless, in the midst of such great trauma, Jonah prayed, “You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God. When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple” (vv. 6–7). Although he had his weaknesses, Jonah reflected great spiritual stability in his prayer. He was confident of God’s ability to deliver him if He so chose. In the same way, the peace of God will help you if you react to circumstances with thankful prayer.[1]

[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 349). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

Junk Bonds sending 2000 & 2007 Bearish messages again!

This chart looks at Junk Bond Fund (PHDAX) and the S&P 500 over the past 25-years. Junk bonds sent bearish messages “before stocks peaked in 2000 & 2007.” Bearish divergences took place for 24-months in 2000 and 7-months in 2007, prior to stocks peaking and turning much lower.

This year Junk bonds have been sending a bearish message to stocks for the past 16-months, as another bearish divergence has been taking place.

Junk bonds and the S&P 500 are currently testing 9-year rising support currently. If both break below 9-year support, they would be suggesting that a long-term low in stocks is not in play.

Junk Bonds sending an important message as they did in 2000 & 2007 or will it be different this time???

Source: Junk Bonds sending 2000 & 2007 Bearish messages again!

Stocks Typically Decline 38% When This Takes Place!


This chart looks at the NYSE index over the past 20-years, highlighting “Hanging Man Patterns,” where they have taken place and what typically happens following this pattern.

Monthly hanging man patterns took place near the highs in 2000, 2007 & 2011 at each (1). The average decline following this pattern was around 38% over the past 20-years.

Source: Stocks Typically Decline 38% When This Takes Place!

November 20, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

13 The psalm concludes on a note of hope as God’s people look for the day of their redemption (cf. 2 Th 1:5–10). They are still “the sheep” of his pasture (cf. 100:3), even though they had been forcibly removed from the land (v. 7). They anticipate praising God for their redemption from the oppressors and for their forgiveness. How sweet is the hope of the children of God, even in the hour of deepest distress! Brueggemann (Message of the Psalms, 74) observes, “New life is never a gift in a vacuum. It is wrought in profound and dangerous struggle as we bring to visibility the deep incongruity that marks our life. Our life is one in which all that is finally holy is violated, day by day.”[1]

13 The last verse in the psalm foresees an end to this nightmare period of death, confusion, and isolation. In confidence the people assert that Israel is Yahweh’s people, his flock, and that when his redemption comes they will recount his praise for generations. It is worth noting that the last word in the psalm is “praise”—hardly expected at the beginning of the psalm.[2]

79:13. The psalm centers on the Lord’s relationship with His people. It begins by identifying Israel as God’s inheritance (v. 1) and ends by identifying them as Your people and the sheep of Your pasture (cf. 74:1; 100:3). God’s deliverance would serve as another occasion for all generations (cf. 78:4) to tell of His praise.[3]

Promise of praise (79:13)

79:13. After the Lord would release His people from bondage, the psalmist promised that then they, the sheep of His pasture (cf. 74:1; 95:7; 100:3), would be eternally grateful and would praise Him forever.[4]

79:13 All this will mean peace for Israel and praise to God. His loving flock will never cease to thank Him. Generation after generation will rise to sing His praise.[5]

79:13 Sheep of Your pasture describes the Israelites. God’s care for the Israelites was so great that they were called His sheep (77:20; 95:7; 100:3). The people vowed to bring thanks, or public acknowledgment (35:18; 105:1), and praise to God.[6]

How does my relationship with the Lord affect what and how I hear from Him?

Ps. 79:13
Our relationship with God—the most important aspect of our lives—affects greatly what we hear when we pray and listen. The only message an unbeliever will ever hear from God is that he is a sinner who needs Jesus as his Savior. Until that person knows Christ as his personal Messiah, he will not hear God speak on any subject other than salvation.

In the life of a believer, that speaker/ hearer relationship has two main features.

First, we are saved. When by faith we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, the Bible says we are born again. God takes us from the kingdom of darkness and places us into the kingdom of light. We become children of God. Our salvation experience begins our relationship with Him.

Second, we are identified with Him. Our salvation takes care of our eternal security, while our identification takes care of our daily walk of victory. By identification, I mean that Christ’s life is now mine and mine is His. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). What happened to Christ at Calvary, also happened to me. Christ was crucified; I was crucified. Christ was buried; I was buried. Christ was raised; I was raised.

One who is safe and secure in the love of God and sustained by His grace no longer hears from a distant God. He now listens to Someone who loves him enough to bring him into a close, personal relationship—and that makes all the difference. We no longer come to Him, groping and pleading, wondering whether He accepts us.

Through my identification with Him, I come gladly and boldly, knowing that I am accepted, not by my behavior, but because of my belief in Him and in what He has already accomplished. Thus I can approach Him with confidence and great assurance.

Jesus is now my personal, faithful, and merciful High Priest. He is my Father with whom I enjoy intimate communication. I no longer have to stand on the perimeter, squinting into the distance for a glimpse of His presence. Jesus has paid the price of relationship with God through His shed blood, so that now I am a full member of His own family, sitting daily before Him, totally secure in my sonship.

Why do I hear His voice? I hear it because I am one of the “sheep of His pasture.”

See the Life Principles Index for further study:

  4. The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work.

  1. Our intimacy with God—His highest priority for our lives—determines the impact of our lives.

17. We stand tallest and strongest on our knees.[7]

79:13 we will give thanks to you forever The psalmist expresses trust that God will act to rescue His people.[8]

[1] VanGemeren, W. A. (2008). Psalms. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Psalms (Revised Edition) (Vol. 5, p. 611). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Tate, M. E. (1998). Psalms 51–100 (Vol. 20, p. 301). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.

[3] Rydelnik, M., Vanlaningham, M., Barbieri, L. A., Boyle, M., Coakley, J., Dyer, C. H., … Zuber, K. D. (2014). Psalms. In The moody bible commentary (p. 825). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[4] Ross, A. P. (1985). Psalms. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 852). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[5] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 671). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[6] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (pp. 700–701). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[7] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Ps 79:13). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[8] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 79:13). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Theology of Thanksgiving by Rich Gregory | The Master’s Seminary Blog

This week, tens of millions of Americans will engage in holiday festivities around a national day of Thanksgiving.  As with many holidays, November 22 is deeply rooted in Christian theology and practice.  In the centuries since its inaugural celebration, the meaning of the holiday—and the heart of perpetual praise that it was originally meant to symbolize—has largely faded from public view in favor of football, fellowship, and food.  While these are fun trappings that traditionally go with this day of rest, they are not the heart that drives it.

In the hearts and homes of the redeemed, the focus of Thanksgiving must not be on traditions or limited to a single day in late November.  For us, Thanksgiving is to be a deeply spiritual exercise and is always ongoing.  It is to be an ever-present reality that naturally flows from a transformed heart.  In I Thessalonians 5:18, believers are commanded to give thanks.  The command in that verse is accompanied by the explanation that we are to engage in this activity because “this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”  If it is God’s will for us to be people who give thanks, then it becomes necessary for us to understand precisely how to do it correctly.  Psalm 100 provides the pathway by which we can be people with thankful hearts. The psalmist’s instruction is that we must give thanks for what God has done and for who God is.

Biblical historians believe that Psalm 100 was most likely composed by David, though the psalm itself doesn’t specify an author. It was written to be used in a processional march when the Israelites went to the temple to worship and make their thanksgiving offering as prescribed in Leviticus 7. It’s the only psalm in the Psalter with a title about thanksgiving attributed to it.

Here are the words the ancient Israelites proclaimed:

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.
-Psalm 100

Give Thanks for What God Has Done

David gives us some very active and intense commands on how to give thanks in verses 1-3. But why should we do those things? As we break down this psalm, we are going to skip ahead a few lines because it’s important to understand the motivation behind these commands. He explains the motive, “It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Simply put, He is the creator of all new life.

He has Redeemed us

God has redeemed us and created new life within us. The emphasis here in verse 3 isn’t so much on our creation out of dust or from nothingness, but rather upon our recreation. It’s a completely different kind of word. As 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” We give thanks because of the new life he has given us in Him. A life we can’t claim any level of credit for. Thanksgiving fundamentally, foundationally is theological in nature because it starts when you understand what God has accomplished in you.

He Sustains us

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. We belong to Him in His home. It’s very personal. Furthermore, 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession…” This verse shows the intensity with which He tightly holds us. He sustains us in every way. That is His work on our behalf.

He Cares for Us

We have been redeemed and sustained by a God who deeply cares for us. Peter goes on in verses 9-10, “…so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” The result of being part of that people for God’s own possession is that you proclaim His excellencies. I ask you, is your thanksgiving motivated by the glorious reality that you have been made and kept as one of God’s beloved children?

How to Give Thanks in Light of What God Has Done

My Mom always worked for days prior to Thanksgiving to prepare a true feast for our family. When Thanksgiving Day finally came there was food in the oven, filling the refrigerator, and dishes covering the counters. I remember as a young child, sitting at the table tormented by the spread laid out before me, yet unable to serve up a full plate. The reason for the delay was our family’s tradition that prior to the Thanksgiving meal, we would go around the table and give reasons why we were thankful. The problem with the tradition was that as our family grew, so did the time necessary to hear from each family member. I remember thinking, “Does anyone around this table think cold stuffing tastes good? Let’s get this done and get to the good part.”

In my youthful exuberance to fill my plate, I failed to realize the necessary importance of expressing the fullness of my heart.  You see, for the believer who has been redeemed from a life of destruction and transferred to the kingdom of Christ, giving thanks actually is the good part. In our haste “to get to the good part,” so often our thanksgiving tends to mindlessly toss out prosaic statements of gratitude such as, “I’m thankful for my house, I’m thankful for my job, I’m thankful for my family.”  While these are surely good things for which we can be thankful, they are meaningless if we fail to acknowledge the greater realities of what God has done for us.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t be thankful for God’s good gifts. But are they the foundation for why we give thanks? A true sacrifice of thanksgiving goes far beyond that. The psalmist is trying to communicate that thanksgiving is not just mental assent. It’s not just assessment of where God has you right now. True thanksgiving is a fully orbed active worship. You can give thanks whether you are homeless and unemployed or living in a mansion in Bel-Air. The foundation of your thanks is based upon the theological realities of what Christ has done in you, in recreating, sustaining and caring for you.

Now that we’ve seen what God has done for us, we know why David gives the active commands in verses 1-3. We are to “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God.” These are the practical responses of our hearts to the theological reality of what God has done for us. This is what it looks like to give thanks.

Give Thanks for Who God is

Psalm 100:5 teaches us to give thanks to the Lord because He is good. “For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” We are to give thanks not just for what God has done, but because of who He fundamentally is. God is good. That’s how you can basically sum up His character.

His lovingkindness is everlasting. This doesn’t just mean that He is kind or that He loves. It means He is faithfully loving over time. He is loyal to those whom He loves. These are words that remind us of His covenants both with His people Israel and with us as well. He has sworn by Himself, by His own good character. God, who cannot lie, has promised to bring us salvation. That’s the definition of His lovingkindness. It’s deep loyalty and mercy towards those who are undeserving.

The psalmist goes on to say that His faithfulness was to all generations. Because of who He is, there is no way that he would ever allow His love or His faithfulness or His redemption or His sustaining power to default towards those who are His own. Out of the fountain of His own goodness flows the life-giving river of His mercy into the vast unending ocean of His faithfulness. This is the truth for life that empowers your ability to offer Thanksgiving.

How to Give Thanks in Light of Who God is

We’ve already seen what to do in light of what He’s done for us, but here’s what we’re to do in light of who He is. Verse 4 says, “Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, and bless His name.” There should be amazement at the impossibility of the command that we’re being given here.  Just think about this imagery for just a minute.

The temple wasn’t like a church where you can just go wherever you want whenever you want. There were very specific restrictions. There were gates and walled courts that were meant to keep people out who were not purified. This psalm isn’t addressed to the High Priest who was able to enter the holy of holies. It’s addressed to all the earth. All the earth is allowed through these gates and into these courts because of God’s mercy, kindness, and goodness—because of who He is.

In 2 Samuel 7:18, David the king, the highest man in the land, comes in and sits before the Lord, and he says, “Who am I, oh, Lord God, and what is my house that you have brought me in this far?” This should be our response to the invitation we’re given here. Who am I to enter His gates? Who am I to enter His courts? Who am I, unworthy to give Him thanks and bless His name? I’m one who’s been redeemed because of who He is, and therefore, I’m told I can come in. The gates have been thrown wide open. These courts are now available for me who has been sanctified with a desire to worship and give thanks. Why? Because the character of my God made this possible. Ultimately, it’s in Christ that the greatest expression of God’s character, this openness, was actually and finally completed.

So, let us give thanks, thanks both for what He has done and for who He is. Because that is what true thanksgiving looks like.

Rich Gregory is the Senior Vice President for Administration at The Master’s Seminary. He also serves as an associate pastor at Grace Community Church.

Source: The Theology of Thanksgiving

Facebook Suffers Brief Outage, Utopia Breaks Out Around World

WORLD—After Facebook suffered a brief period of outages and technical errors this morning, utopia suddenly broke out around the world, multiple sources across the globe were reporting Tuesday.

Dogs and cats began lying down together in harmony, people of opposing political parties emerged from their homes and talked to each other like rational human begins, and multiple antifa and white supremacist groups were seen laying down their arms. Thousands of people walked in a daze toward the center of their towns and villages, where people joined hands and sang Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” in a spontaneous act of peace and harmony.

“It was almost… miraculous,” said one teary-eyed television commentator. “As soon as people could no longer demonize each other across vast distances on Facebook, they were forced to see one another as real human beings.”

CNN ran an hour-long special in which they apologized for being overly critical of President Trump, while the president himself admitted he might have been taking it too far with all the “fake news” talk. Rival fandoms like Star Wars and Star Trek and Nintendo and Sega began to make amends, reaching across the aisle to heal decades-old wounds. Religious leaders agreed to be more civil with one another while debating theology and discussing their differences.

“All this from a brief Facebook outage—just imagine what the world would be like if we stopped using it altogether!” the commentator added.

At publishing time, the utopia had begun to collapse as people discovered Twitter was still functioning.

Source: Facebook Suffers Brief Outage, Utopia Breaks Out Around World

Police Warn Christians in Pakistan of Potential Terrorist Attack

11/20/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their community following the Asia Bibi acquittal. According to Agenzia Fides, the Lahore Police Inspectorate warned Christians to be vigilant, claiming that terrorist groups such as Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have made plans for attack.

Pakistani Christians have remained uneasy since the Supreme Court announced the acquittal of Asia Bibi on October 31. Bibi, a Christian woman who had been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy, continues to be one of the most contentious religious issues in Pakistan.

Following her acquittal, Muslim hardliners took to the streets in protest for three days bringing the country to a standstill. Many Christians feared their community would become a target of the hardliners’ rage.

The situation on the roads is very tense today,” a Christian from Lahore, speaking on condition of anonymity, told ICC on October 31. “Muslims have blocked the roads, set fire to tires, and are protesting continuously. Christian are feeling very insecure.

The situation all over the country is very tough,” another Christian from Sindh, also speaking on condition of anonymity, reported. “Serious threats are being expected. All over the country is blocked now because people are demonstrating against the decision. Remember us in your prayers.

Police and other security officers have been deployed to churches and Christian neighborhoods to ward off potential attacks. Yet the threat of attack remains for this small and persecuted minority.

Source: Police Warn Christians in Pakistan of Potential Terrorist Attack

Gratitude abounds, the LORD is so worthy to be loved and praised! — The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

From electing love to glorifying love, you are loved by God. You were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. He loved you in Christ before time began, and He will love you in Christ when time is over. The committed love of God for His people is as eternal as God is. There’s no time with God. He doesn’t learn anything. He doesn’t arrive on a new idea. He doesn’t come up with new people to redeem. He has always loved His own as long as He has existed. ~John MacArthur, Remembering All His Benefits

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This is an incredible sermon about the praise and gratitude of Psalm 103. Psalm 103 has had more music sung about it or from it than any other (except perhaps Psalm 23). The only name mentioned in the Psalm is YHWH. There is no historical note or context. It is pure praise and love and devotion toward Yahweh.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

6 The Lord performs righteous deeds
And judgments for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the sons of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
14 For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place acknowledges it no longer.
17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To those who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.

19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Mighty in strength, who perform His word,
Obeying the voice of His word!
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will.
22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
(Psalm 103)

He has forgotten all our sins! Let us always remember Him and all His kindnesses toward us, each day. Please take a look at the 16 items that come in just The Salvation Package. And the LORD gives so much more.

Then please take a listen to this sermon that will no doubt ignite your gratitude and cause singing from the wellsprings of your soul. John MacArthur upacks Psalm 103 and in so doing makes God’s love toward His people real and devastatingly poignant. And then,

[N]othing more clearly demonstrates our remaining sin than the ease with which we forget such staggering love and blessing.

This sermon will help you remember all His blessings, and gratitude will flow and praise will come and worship will happen. I promise.


Remembering All His Benefits

Lord, May there always be a fountain of praise and worship from my soul to Him!

via Gratitude abounds, the LORD is so worthy to be loved and praised! — The End Time

Israel and Poland the Latest Countries to Reject the UN Globalist Migration Compact — The Gateway Pundit

Several European countries have already announced they will not sign on to the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

They fear the agreement will take away their sovereign right to control their own borders.

Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatian and Bulgaria will not agree to the globalist insanity.

And on Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Israel will not accede to or sign this dangerous Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

PM Netanyahu made the announcement on Twitter.

Hhat Tip to Jack Posobiec:

via Israel and Poland the Latest Countries to Reject the UN Globalist Migration Compact — The Gateway Pundit

Senator Rand Paul Urges President Trump to Grant Asylum to Persecuted Christian Asia Bibi – And Stop Aid to Pakistan — The Gateway Pundit

Senator Rand Paul has been speaking out about the persecution of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi for years — but with an increased urgency, he is now calling for President Donald Trump to grant her asylum.

Additionally — Senator Paul is urging other lawmakers to stand with him in demanding that “not one penny” of aid goes to Pakistan until Bibi is granted her freedom.

“Until Asia Bibi is freed, Pakistan should not receive a penny of U.S. aid! Not one penny should go to any nation that persecutes or kills Christians!” Senator Paul demanded in a must-read op-ed for Breitbart.

Bibi was arrested in 2010, when two Muslim women accused her of blasphemy. After being brutally beaten in the streets, she was told that she would need to convert to Islam if she wanted to live. She refused — and was put in jail and sentenced to death.

“She says it all began when she drew water from a Muslim villager’s well. A few days after the initial incident, where she made the statement mentioned above, she was confronted by a crowd chanting, ‘Death!  Death to the Christian!’ She pleaded for her life. She was pelted with stones, punched in the face, and dragged through the streets. The local Imam finally intervened only to say, ‘If you don’t want to die, you must convert to Islam.’ The crowd descended on her again, beating her with sticks. She refused,” Senator Paul wrote.

Last month, Bibi was acquitted — but she is not safe. Islamic radicals have been protesting her release, calling for her death and the death of the Supreme Court judges who freed her.

“Amid protests in Pakistan from the extremist TLP party, the government has now refused to let her leave the country, putting her on their no-fly list. The protests and threats continue. It is only a matter of time before she is killed,” Senator Paul wrote.

Bibi is said to be in a secret location in Islamabad that is being protected by armed guards.

Thousands of Pakistanis protested against her release this month.

Senator Paul has been in contact with President Trump about the issue, asking him to personally intervene and urge the Pakistani government to release Bibi to the United States.

Additionally, Senator Paul blasted his peers in senate for rejecting his 2014 push to stop foreign aid to any country that gives the death penalty or life in prison to Christians for religious choices.

“Both Republicans and Democrats voted overwhelmingly to continue funding countries that persecute Christians. The committee voted 16-2 to keep sending aid to such countries,” Senator Paul noted.

The passionate op-ed argued that if the American people were the ones voting, they would have overwhelmingly supported his legislation. He explained that President Trump has a chance to correct the situation, while also sticking it to “the D.C. foreign policy swamp that loves foreign aid more than nearly anything else.”

“Asia Bibi deserves asylum in the United States. She deserves real freedom. And Americans deserve to know their tax dollars aren’t being sent to subsidize a country’s war on Christianity,” Senator Paul concluded.

via Senator Rand Paul Urges President Trump to Grant Asylum to Persecuted Christian Asia Bibi – And Stop Aid to Pakistan — The Gateway Pundit

RenewAmerica Newsletter for November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018
Alan Keyes figures CNN reporter & his lawyers ‘don’t know how to read’
ALAN KEYES — Jim Acosta’s suit against President Trump alleges that Trump’s decision to bar the reporter from White House press conferences violates the First Amendment’s provision that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.” Mr. Acosta may or may not know how to report the news. But apparently, he and his lawyers don’t know how to read…. (more)

November 19, 2018
SUN SENTINEL — Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism…. (more)

November 19, 2018
How a GOP lawyer managed politics, the law, and big egos to defend Rick Scott
NBC NEWS — Jessica Furst Johnson was supposed to fly from Washington to Orlando this week for a post-election Walt Disney World vacation with her husband and their two small children. Instead, Johnson, the 37-year-old general counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, found herself in Tallahassee, quarterbacking the GOP’s legal response to the two-recount Senate contest between the Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson, and Gov. Rick Scott, his Republican challenger…. (more)

November 19, 2018
Democrats Bill Nelson, Andrew Gilliam, Stacey Abrams lose as Republican Mia Love takes lead
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Bill Nelson and a team of lawyers scoured Florida looking for uncounted votes over the last two weeks. On Sunday it became clear there just weren’t enough of them for the three-term Democratic senator to prevail. Mr. Nelson conceded Sunday evening after two separate recounts, with the state likely to certify the results Tuesday, officially delivering victory to Gov. Rick Scott, and marking another GOP Senate pickup…. (more)

November 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Virginia Republican seeking a state House seat is asking for a recount after he lost a GOP primary by one vote. News outlets report that Jimmy Ayers is calling for a recount after initial results show him losing to rival Ronnie Campbell by one vote. Republicans in the 24th state House district voted Saturday to pick a nominee for a seat currently held by GOP Del. Ben Cline, who won a seat in Congress earlier this month. The district stretches from the West Virginia border to the Lynchburg area…. (more)

November 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Despite non-stop challenges from political rivals and a hostile news media, President Trump can consider some promising poll numbers of particular interest to conservatives, Republicans and faithful Trump fans. The numbers, though not necessarily bell-ringers, suggest the public is warming to the Trump way of doing things…. (more)

November 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that President Trump has assured him he will provide continued federal aid for the disastrous California wildfires, adding that the president has “got our back.” “That’s a big, big win,” Mr. Brown told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The president has not only signed a presidential declaration giving California substantial funding, but he said and pledged very specifically to continue to help us. That he’s got our back. And I thought that was a very positive thing.”… (more)

November 19, 2018
Willie Brown called Jim Jones ‘a highly trusted brother in the struggle for liberation’
NEWSMAX — Forty years ago Sunday, 909 people committed suicide deep in the Guyanese jungle. The Jonestown carnage included only the second member of the House of Representatives assassinated, the greatest number of civilian deaths for any event in U.S. history until 9/11, and more African Americans murdered than at any dozen Ku Klux Klan terror acts combined…. (more)

November 19, 2018
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER — In 1990, California voters approved Proposition 140 – – which imposed term limits on members of the California assembly and senate. It was ostensibly to return to a citizen legislature closer the people, but in reality, voters outside his San Francisco district wanted Assembly Speaker Willie Brown out, and this was the only way to do it…. (more)

November 19, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump’s frustration last week over special counsel Robert Mueller not investigating the Democrats’ links to Russia election meddling is aimed at Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who compiled and imported the unverified dossier…. (more)

November 19, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — A common refrain when people lament violence, sex and f-bombs in movies, goes: “How did we get from the golden days of Hollywood to this?” Actually, Hollywood, with many notable exceptions, has been at war with decency and American values since its inception. It just wasn’t as starkly apparent…. (more)

November 18, 2018
REV. MARK H. CREECH — After suffering a heart attack and having quadruple bypass surgery, a man awakened to find himself in a Catholic hospital with Nuns taking care of him. As they nursed him back to good health, one of the Nuns asked if he had health insurance. “No, unfortunately not,” he replied. “Do you have any money in the bank?” asked the Nun. “No. No money in the bank either,” the man said. “Do you have any relatives you could ask for help?” the Nun continued…. (more)

November 18, 2018
‘Climate change’ politicized as the cause
REUTERS — Authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise…. (more)

November 18, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., called Republican challenger Rick Scott on Sunday to concede their race, ending a protracted dispute between the rivals over the results of their tight election…. (more)

November 16, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, refused to concede in her race against Republican Brian Kemp, but has said there is no possibility of her defeating Kemp and has concluded her bid for Georgia governor…. (more)

November 16, 2018
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott would have seen their margins in the governor and Senate races increase had county officials in two Democratic counties met the recount deadline Thursday. In Hillsborough County, the officials were perfectly clear: They flatly refused to submit the recounted numbers even though they had them on time…. (more)

November 16, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love has taken the lead over her Democratic challenger in a race so tight it’s within the recount threshold. Results released Friday by Utah and Salt Lake counties show that Love flipped the lead Ben McAdams had held since election night to move ahead of him by 419 votes in a race where a total of about 257,600 ballots have been counted so far…. (more)

November 16, 2018
Jim Acosta has no constitutional claim to a chair in the briefing room
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN — Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta’s press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press privileges restored…. (more)

November 15, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott’s lead over Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson increased by roughly 1,000 votes relative to the total reported on Election Night following a machine recount that concluded Thursday afternoon…. (more)

November 15, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Matthew G. Whitaker’s appointment to be acting attorney general is not only legal, but it’s also similar to moves made by the Obama and Bush administrations, the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel said Wednesday, mounting a firm defense of President Trump’s pick…. (more)

November 15, 2018
NEWSMAX — The Democrats are up to their same old tricks down in Florida regarding the midterm elections recounts, Bill O’Reilly told Newsmax TV. O’Reilly was on Wednesday’s “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” and said Democrats in Florida are trying to use the court system to overturn the results of the Senate and gubernatorial races in the Sunshine State…. (more)

November 15, 2018
Joseph Farah on how birth-certificate issue flummoxed CNN ‘reporter’
JOSEPH FARAH — Jim Acosta has made quite a name for himself covering President Trump’s White House. I had my own crazy run-in with the CNN reporter going back about nine years, when his role there in Barack Obama’s White House was a little different. It was 2009, Obama’s first year in the Oval Office…. (more)

November 15, 2018
BRIETBART — Portions of the migrant caravan consisting of nearly 900 Central Americans in 22 buses arrived in the northern border state of Sonora, escorted by state and federal police on Wednesday…. (more)

November 15, 2018
NEWSMAX — Defense Secretary James Mattis visited the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday, where more than 5,000 troops are deployed to bolster protection ahead of an expected migrant caravan from Central America. Mattis visited soldiers for about an hour at Camp Donna outside McAllen, Texas, NBC News reported…. (more)

November 15, 2018
THE HILL — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said he would “totally” look into the FBI’s handling of its investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails if he becomes chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee…. (more)


Barna Update | Around the Thanksgiving Table: The Data Behind Those Tense Conversations

Getting together over the holidays can be almost notoriously fraught. Over the years, Barna’s research has covered some of the delicate or even difficult dynamics that might exist across generations or simply across the dinner table.

From opinions of the U.S. to ideas about self-identity, these attitudes could influence the topics that you tackle—or avoid entirely—with your relatives, neighbors or close friends this season.

The feasting season is upon us, and this week, many will likely eat turkey with relatives, neighbors and close friends of varying generations, religious views and political affiliations—which can make for some interesting conversation. Getting together over the holidays can be almost notoriously fraught for many reasons (not to mention the presence of smartphones, which more than 4 in 10 parents tell Barna disrupt family meals). Over the years, Barna research has provided insights on some of the delicate or even difficult dynamics that might exist across generations or simply across the dinner table.

Read more

November 20, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

President Donald Trump is likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States, a U.S. official said on Monday.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

An attacker shouting “Allahu akbar” stabbed a Belgian policeman several times in the neck in central Brussels on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Myanmar’s High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

U.S. homebuilding rose in October amid a rebound in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a second straight month, suggesting the housing market remained mired in weakness as mortgage rates march higher.

The value of bitcoins handled by major payment processors shriveled nearly 80 percent in the year to September. That suggests the cryptocurrency is struggling to mature from speculative asset to a serious alternative to state-issued money.

Amazon.com Inc has bid for Walt Disney Co’s 22 regional sports networks, including Yes Network, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Heavy rains are expected in northern California on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides and hindering the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history as nearly 1,000 people remain listed as missing.

AP Top Stories

Police said on Tuesday they arrested three men who were allegedly preparing to attack a “mass gathering” in Melbourne, less than two weeks after a man was killed in Australia’s second-largest city in what police said was an act of terrorism.

The United States is reportedly considering adding Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Including the South American socialist state on the list could impose further financial restrictions on Caracas at a time when it is already battling hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and a mass exodus of citizens.

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s disaster agency Conred said.

Israeli fire wounded a cameraman for the Associated Press news agency and 24 other Palestinians during protests Monday in northern Gaza, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Italy has ordered the seizure of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius for alleged illegal waste treatment, Doctors without Borders said on Tuesday.

Poland’s Catholic Church on Monday asked victims of sexual abuse by the clergy for forgiveness, a month after an appeal court upheld a ruling stating the Church was responsible for the crimes of one if its priests.

The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general’s son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper.

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.

One of the first Muslim women in Congress is challenging a 181-year-old rule that bars religious headwear in the House chamber.


A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 13 lbs. of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials said. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.

People trapped in a falling lift in the US city of Chicago thought they were going to die as they plummeted 84 floors to the ground. Six people, including a pregnant woman, fell from the 95th to the 11th floor in a skyscraper formerly known as the John Hancock Center early on Friday morning.

Since July, more than 200,000 people have fled into camps following ethnic conflict on the border of Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said.

On World Toilet Day, it has reported that 93%of Ethiopians lack basic sanitation where they live, making it the lowest ranked nation on the continent.

Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives.


New Jersey officials announced on Friday that an 11th child has died and another 23 children have become stricken with adenovirus at a New Jersey center for severely disabled children.

A recent poll by SurveyMonkey for Axios appears to show that public opinion on social media firms has become quite negative amongst the majority of people questioned. 57 Percent of Americans surveyed believe that social media hurts democracy and free speech.

News – 11/20/2018

Netanyahu: Holding the Keys for the Messiah
Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, one of the most influential Sephardic spiritual leaders of the century who passed away in 2006 at the age of 106, met with Netanyahu in 1997 during his first term as prime minister. Rabbi Kaduri whispered a long message into the politicians ear. Rabbi Shmuel Shmueli, a follower of Rabbi Kaduri, revealed that Kaduri had always maintained that Netanyahu would serve a very long time and after his term in office, the Messiah would arrive. Before his death, Kaduri had said that he expected the the Jewish Messiah, to arrive soon, and that he had met him a year earlier.

Why has the Democratic Party gone mad?
How can one possibly explain what increasingly appears to be the progressive left’s growing descent into madness?
There are no rational, sane or even understandable arguments for insisting that dozens of different genders exist, or for forcing women to allow men to use their locker rooms, bathrooms and showers and to compete in (and often win) their athletic competitions, and for forcing everyone else to play along with the delusion that a man is a woman (or vice versa) or else be treated as criminals. Consider the Democrats’ new love affair with violence….

Netanyahu: Israel will not sign Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
“I have instructed the Foreign Ministry to announce that Israel will not accede to, and will not sign, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. We are committed to guarding our borders against illegal migrants.

Jerry Brown quietly admits Trump was right
After brushing off President Trump’s charge that poor forest management is partly to blame for California’s recent devastating wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown is urging state lawmakers to ease restrictions on logging that were enacted under pressure from environmental groups. In an effort to thin more forests, the proposal would allow private landowners with 300 acres or less to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit.

Barack Obama could be STRIPPED of Nobel Peace Prize – and given to Trump instead
Now lawmakers in the US state of Ohio are backing a push to have current US President Donald Trump even the award.

Joe Biden Confronted Over Child Molesting Claims At CSPAN LIVE Event
Is Joe Biden is a prime example of the permissiveness that infests the inner circle of the D.C. Satanists and pedophiles? The pedophilia problem in government is the elephant in the room, and it used to keep politicians in check.

Ex-CIA Director Hayden to ‘Post’: Iran looking to outlast Donald Trump
Iran’s approach to the current nuclear standoff appears to be trying to outlast the Trump administration, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden told The Jerusalem Post in an interview late Monday. “The Iranians are well-served by what they are doing now – steady as you go. You got MBS [Mohammed Bin Salman] doing everything they need him to do to distract, divert and divide.

Report: Gaza terrorist groups preparing for Israeli military operation despite ceasefire
Palestinian terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are preparing for a possible military operation by Israel…following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hints at what he called the “second stage of the last round in the Gaza Strip.” Meanwhile, Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders were invited to Cairo to…meet with intelligence chiefs in the country and discuss further understandings of the ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Hamas member claims Israel ‘begged’ for ceasefire after Gaza flareup
Hamas claimed on Monday that it was Israel who had “begged” for last week’s ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The claim came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the effect that Hamas rulers “begged for a ceasefire and they know why.” Netanyahu made his statement at a memorial service last week for Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion.

PNG security forces storm parliament over Apec pay dispute
Police and security forces have stormed Papua New Guinea’s parliament in a dispute over unpaid bonuses for last week’s Apec summit, lawmakers said. The group reportedly smashed windows and furniture in the building, located in the capital Port Moresby. The impoverished island hosted leaders from both sides of the Pacific last week despite the high costs involved.

Spain Brexit: PM Sánchez threatens to vote no over Gibraltar
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will reject the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without a clarification of the text on future talks on the status of Gibraltar. Spain maintains a claim to the peninsula, ceded to the British crown under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. It wants to ensure that future EU talks with the UK do not cover Gibraltar.

US migrant caravan: Trump’s asylum ban halted by judge
A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order earlier this month in response to the migrant caravan moving towards the border.

Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts
The stratovolcano southwest of the city of Antigua began erupting on Sunday, with ash and lava spewing from its crater. It comes five months after almost 200 people were buried by volcanic ash and mud during a violent eruption in June. That eruption generated pyroclastic flows – fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter – which descended down the slopes, engulfing communities such as El Rodeo and San Miguel Los Lotes.

Beijing pioneering citizens’ ‘points’ system critics brand ‘Orwellian’
Beijing’s municipal government will assign citizens and firms “personal trustworthiness points” by 2021…pioneering China’s controversial plan for a “social credit” system to monitor citizens and businesses. The system’s rollout has attracted international headlines, sparking comparisons to George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, with critics saying it could massively heighten the Chinese Communist Party’s already strict control over society.

Foreign Ministry appoints first Arab Christian diplomat as ambassador
For the first time, an Arab Christian diplomat has been appointed as an Israeli ambassador. Attorney George Deek, an Arab Christian diplomat with years of experience is the new Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan. The newly appointed ambassador was born to a Christian Arab family in Jaffa, and is the only Christian in the Foreign Ministry.

IAF to supplement F-35 stealth jets with upgraded F-15 IA
The new F-15 IA was chosen by the IDF and Israel Air Force (IAF) as the new fighter jet to be acquired over the next decade, according to an official announcement Saturday. The purchase has already been approved by the government, and the first of the aircraft is expected to arrive in Israel as soon as 2023. In the meantime, the IAF will continue purchasing stealth attack aircrafts.

Report: U.S. Troops at Southwest Border Coming Home as Migrants Arrive
U.S. troops will start heading home from their mission supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on the Southwest border this week, just as migrants are beginning to arrive, according to a report by Politico.

Why has the Democratic Party gone mad?
Right now, tens of millions of Americans – including many decent, traditional Democrats – are wondering what on Earth has possessed today’s Democratic Party.

Trump warns Turkey to NOT purchase the Russian S-400 missile system, but they are ignoring him – severe American sanctions threatened
DONALD Trump’s administration could slap Turkey with more sanctions over a decsion by Ankara to deploy an advanced Russian missile system on Europe’s doorstep, Turkish media reports.

Just Three Men Now Control The Price Of The World’s Oil As OPEC Becomes Meaningless In Global Power Shift
Just last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in a brutal, execution-style killing, according to the latest CIA intelligence. Will he be brought to justice any time soon? Don’t hold your breath unless you look good in blue.

Hamas Complains: Their God Changes Direction of Our Missiles in Mid-Air
Hamas terrorists are complaining that Israel’s God is changing the direction of their rockets mid-air.

Pope Francis continues to ignore reality, and now says that Climate Change is the biggest threat to the world
Pope Francis highlighted on Monday what he considers two main threats to humanity, namely the “immense crisis” of global warming and the possibility of nuclear war.

The UN is now working on making abortion and assisted suicide a universal right that would be mandatory in every country
The United Nations Human Rights Committee drafted a memo saying that abortion and physician-assisted suicide should be universal human rights.

Airbnb Sides With Pro-Palestinian Activists, Erases Jewish Listings From West Bank
According to a Monday morning press release from Airbnb, the self-proclaimed “world’s largest community driven hospitality company” is now removing roughly 200 Jewish listings located in the “occupied West Bank” because, after listening to “various experts — including those who have criticized our previous approach,” Airbnb no longer wants to do business in a “disputed region.”

DHS: Over 500 Criminals Traveled within Caravan at U.S. Border
Department of Homeland Security officials announced today that over 500 criminals are part of the group of migrants stationed just outside the U.S. border, according to Fox News.

Pope warns that the ‘wealthy few are growing ever fewer and more rich’
Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that ‘the wealthy few’ enjoy what, ‘in justice, belongs to all’ and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the needy, including migrants.

To tackle global toilet crisis, startup converts human waste into cooking fuel
An Israeli startup, HomeBiogas, which has developed a process of transforming organic waste into cooking fuel for homes, has now upgraded its technology to allow its system to process human waste — poop — into cooking fuel, without the need to be connected to a sewage or a water grid.

The Organizational Structure of the Red Dawn Invasion Force
Publicly, The United States and Mexico deny that there are ISIS terrorists operating near El Paso, TX, even though the information was released, with solid documentation 4 years ago. This was in regard to the existence of a Judicial Watch disclosure which reported that ISIS maintains a base camp only a few miles from El Paso, TX. This was noteworthy, but it was buried by the MSM and the Obama administration.

British School Accused of ‘Tricking’ Children into ‘Changing Their Gender’
A British teacher has blown the whistle to reveal that a single UK school has 17 children currently going through the process of “changing their gender,” claiming that the students are being “tricked” into believing they are transgender.

Traditional Christmas recital at Italian school cancelled to not offend children with other beliefs
The traditional Christmas recital was to happen in Terni, in the centre of Italy, but the headmaster has taken the decision to forbid it as to ‘not to offend pupils of different religions who are in the school’.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.” —James Wilson (1791)

An Obama Judge Blocks Trump’s Asylum Order

The president won’t be able to limit asylum requests only to those who legally enter the country.

No, Ivanka’s Private Email Use Is Not the Same as Hillary’s

To borrow a quote from Hillary Clinton, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The Family Is Still the Building Block of Society

As leftists redefine marriage and family, more Americans are beginning life at a disadvantage.

The Caravan Meets Resistance in Tijuana

“This is an invasion,” said one resident. “We demand respect. We demand our laws be followed.”

Did the 2018 Election Kill the Warthog?

With McSally defeated, the Air Force’s A-10 has lost is best advocate in Congress.

Father Gets Kidney Transplant After Son’s Emotional Letter to Trump

The president said he’d work to help Putnam, who was undergoing dialysis three times per week.

Video: The Origin of Thanksgiving

As a religious people, Americans have always had a keen sense they have been blessed by Providence.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” —Aristotle

Tuesday Top Headlines

Border security, ACLU against civil rights, White House press rules, Women’s March, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Stephen Moore
Charting the Danger of the Modern Left
Dennis Prager
Even Astronauts Fear the Left
Tony Perkins
What’s Hiding in Obamacare?
Ken Blackwell
International Condemnation of Iran Must Be Backed With Action
Gary Bauer
Florida’s Election Is Finally Over

Today’s Meme

Today’s Cartoon

Headlines – 11/20/2018

Amid political turmoil, Israeli government holds together. For now.

Israeli coalition crisis eases, making early election less likely

Bennett about-face buoys PM, but Kahlon says coalition still doomed

‘Israel Stopped Winning’: Bennett Slams Netanyahu, but Won’t Quit Government

Bennett drops ultimatum despite cold shoulder from PM, keeping coalition afloat

Bringing coalition back from the dead, PM puts rivals in political purgatory

Chaos in Knesset as fragile coalition loses first votes since elections averted

Most Israelis don’t believe PM avoided elections because of security threats

Lieberman slams Bennett for staying in government

Liberman: Bennett flip-flop shows why Hamas is emboldened

Dismissing ‘spin,’ PM claims entire cabinet supported Gaza ceasefire

Deriding Bennett, Netanyahu says IDF soldiers ‘are not afraid of anyone’

In rare critique, army chief blasts Bennett for disparaging IDF lawyers

Amid early election talk, Palestinians express few hopes for change

Hamas member claims Israel ‘begged’ for ceasefire after Gaza flareup

Haley scolds UN envoy for saying Israel, Gaza should both show restraint

Hundreds riot along Gaza border; IDF responds with tear gas, live fire

Abbas rejected billions of dollars in return for concessions on Jerusalem

Palestinians welcome Airbnb settlement ban as Israel fumes

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website, as Israel mulls leaving

Women’s March founder calls on leaders to resign for ‘allowing anti-Semitism’

Muslim activist Sarsour accuses American Jews of dual loyalty to Israel

US rabbi claims Gulf states ‘compete’ over ties with Israel

Israeli Gas Exports to Egypt Will Initially Flow Through pan-Arab Pipeline

Avoiding Khashoggi case, Saudi king says Palestinians ‘top priority’

Murder Of Saudi Journalist Threatens To Derail President Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort

European travel ban imposed on 18 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king’s favorite son

Saudi King Salman: We directed Crown Prince to prepare the future generation

Saudi Crown Prince, Iraq President discuss bilateral ties, regional developments

Iraq denies mediating between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi King Salman: Iran creates chaos, sponsors terrorism in region

Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

UN draft resolution calls for Yemen truce, two weeks to unblock aid

Brian Hook: Iran’s regime must stop destabilizing the Middle East or collapse

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots: diplomats

Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war

Netanyahu: Putin Can’t Get Iran Out of Syria

Netanyahu: Iranian weapon transfers to Syria declined since downed Russian plane

Arabs on normalizing ties: ‘Israel should be part of the anti-Iranian alliance’

Iran-Backed Palestinian Terror Groups Targeted Israeli Civilians During Recent Gaza Flare-Up, US Envoy Haley Tells UN Security Council

‘UN focused on Israel while Iran targets Europe’

Putin says Russia will retaliate if U.S. quits nuclear missile treaty: agencies

Defector shot 5 times while escaping says 80% of younger North Koreans aren’t loyal to Kim Jong Un

North Korean defector: ‘If you don’t have money or power, you die in a ditch’

Trump and Pakistani PM in War of Words Over Bin Laden, Afghanistan and Supporting Terror

3 men charged with planning terror attack in Melbourne

Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism

Venezuela’s exiled justice department calls on Interpol to arrest president Nicolas Maduro

‘Life is miserable’: Even when there’s food in South Sudan, many can’t afford it

Caravan forces short-term shutdown on U.S. border as DHS boosts security

US military troops to be allowed to defend border patrol agents: Official

U.S. Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border Just as Migrant Caravan Arrives

Migrants fearful, anxious in aftermath of Tijuana protests

Migrant caravan at US border is harboring more than 500 criminals, Homeland Security claims

Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food

Democratic senators sue over Trump attorney general appointment

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer slams ‘misinformation being peddled’ after report that she used private email for government business

White House will not seek to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, issues news rules to govern press conferences

Grassley to Trump: ‘Show Respect’ and Stop Publicly Bashing Kelly

Defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams tries to dissuade Hollywood from boycotting Georgia

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

Facial Recognition’s Growing Adoption Spurs Privacy Concerns

A robot parking app will hold your spot this Black Friday

Goldman Sachs believes the US economy will slow to a crawl next year

Bloomberg Opinion: The oil price is now controlled by just three men

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lithakia, Greece

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Tobelo, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

Guatemala Fuego volcano eruption: Thousands evacuated as Volcano of Fire spews red-hot rock and ash into sky

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

Tropical storm triggers fatal landslides in Vietnam

Tropical depression to threaten Philippines with flooding into midweek

Tornado hits Mid Canterbury, after day of wild weather

Thanksgiving Could Be Among the Coldest on Record in Parts of the Northeast

California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters

Drug company raised price of lifesaving opioid overdose antidote more than 600 percent

UK doctors urge ultra-Orthodox to vaccinate after measles outbreak in London

11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

‘We Have Targets on Our Backs’: How Jacksonville Became America’s Transgender Murder Capital

Gay Christian co-founder of ‘Queer Theology’ claims Jesus is polyamorous, Bible supports lifestyle

Israel votes against US attempt to weaken UN measure on sexual harassment

Christian churches facing ultimatum in China’s Sichuan: Join Communist network or be shut down

Apostasy Watch Daily News

The Pilgrims May Not Be Who You Think They Were: An Interview with Jay Milbrandt

Francis Chan Invites Christians to Become Wolf Food at Conference with Dangerous Heretics

Concerns with ‘Awakening Australia’ remain

Police Closing in on Hillsong’s Brian Houston

Charlie Shamp Misses the Power of God

Study sheds new light on priest abuse scandal – Rampant homosexuality not pedophilia the problem

Marxist Pope Francis decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

Episcopal Diocese Defrocks St. Wilfred Rector Who Confessed to Theft of Church Funds

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

NBC News attacks LifeSiteNews and others as ‘alt-right’

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