Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

January 14 Suffering a Faith Failure

Scripture Reading: Numbers 13–14

Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5–6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

The spies’ report was very negative and discouraging. The Israelites spent the entire night weeping and mourning. The situation seemed hopeless.

Under God’s direction, Moses had led them triumphantly out of Egypt toward their final destination—the promised land. But now they were stuck in the desert outside a land filled with menacing giants.

At a critical point in time—the moment of challenge—the Israelites took their eyes off the Lord and looked only at the obstacles. Because they forgot God’s promise and listened to false information, an entire generation wandered and died in the desert, never even getting a glimpse of the land of milk and honey.

Are you facing a challenge to your faith? Is God calling you to a task that seems unreasonable? Don’t assess the situation by your limited resources; failure to see things God’s way may cause you to miss His blessing, and others may be hurt. Disobedience is always followed by disappointment and disillusionment.

Remember what God has done for you in the past, and trust Him to deal with the impossible. You cannot be defeated when you follow God’s plan in confident faith.

Precious Father, as I face my spiritual journey today, help me view each challenge in terms of Your resources instead of my limited strength. Give me faith to deal with the impossible.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 15). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

January 14 Spiritual Hunger and Thirst

Scripture reading: John 7:37–39

Key verse: Psalm 11:7

For the Lord is righteous,

He loves righteousness;

His countenance beholds the upright.

The more you learn about the Lord, the more you want to know Him. That’s what happens when you get just a taste of His goodness—you can’t get enough of His fellowship. In her book Lord, Only You Can Change Me, Kay Arthur observes:

God’s righteousness begins with a dissatisfaction, a yearning. When sin’s presence is finally realized, an inner longing is kindled and begins to burn with a slow, steady flame. A longing to be righteous! With every glimpse of God’s shining holiness and purity comes an accompanying awareness of self.

Finally the realization comes: “God, You alone are righteous.” A hunger and thirst for righteousness—His righteousness—awakens and grows. But how is that hunger and thirst to be satisfied?

We know we cannot quench it in ourselves, so we run to the fountain of living waters and receive the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. He alone can lead us into a life of righteousness, by leading us into the truth …

Jesus is the fountainhead of God’s righteousness. Oh Beloved, do you see it? You can be as righteous as you want to be! How?

By totally depending upon God. By yearning for Him more and more. Ours is to be an ever-increasing hunger and thirst.

Satisfy my spiritual hunger and thirst for You, O God. Lead me into a life of righteousness through the continuing revelation of Your truth.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 15). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

New Poll Reveals Only 7% of Millennials Support the Democratic Party’s Stance on Abortion — The Gateway Pundit

A new poll from The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend commissioned by Students for Life of America (SFLA) found that only 7% of millenials agree with the Democratic Party platform that pledges to fight for abortion to be legal for any reason, paid for by taxpayers and unrestricted through the entire pregnancy.

The survey found that a whopping 70% of respondents favor some form of limits on abortions — with 28% wanting more restrictions than what we currently have in the US — such as banning late term abortion or requiring parental notification.

According to a report from LifeSiteNews, “the survey of Americans aged 18-34 found that while a majority rejected identifying with either party and they were evenly divided among ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ labels at 39 percent each, they also consistently backed a rightward shift on abortion-related policy questions.”

“Fifty-six percent also opposed selling abortion pills online or administering them without a physical exam, and when informed that Federally Qualified Health Centers dramatically outnumber Planned Parenthood locations, 48 percent of millennials said they’d rather tax dollars go to the former (just 17 percent still preferred Planned Parenthood),” LSN reports.

Also worth noting: regarding Roe v. Wade, the survey found that 65% of respondents believe the public should have the right to vote on abortion laws — while 16% support courts limiting public votes and 19% were unsure.

Interestingly, when asked if they support Roe v. Wade, 40% of respondents initially said that they did — but “fifty-one percent became opposed after learning it effectively permits abortion through all nine months, and 54 percent after learning it protects the use of abortion as contraception or to eliminate children of a particular sex,” according to LSN.

via New Poll Reveals Only 7% of Millennials Support the Democratic Party’s Stance on Abortion — The Gateway Pundit

An FBI that is corrupt and dishonest — Latest reports offer only more proof — Christian Research Network

The investigation had been running for ten months. Comey admitted, “In fact, when I was fired as director, I still didn’t know whether there was anything to it.”  Nevertheless, top officials at the FBI opened their investigation of Trump in May of 2017 without sufficient evidence and in direct violation of FBI and DOJ regulations.  They broke the law.  And they did it to depose Trump.

(Gregg Jarrett – Fox News)  Dishonesty and corruption are endemic at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The latest proof comes in a New York Times report that the FBI initiated an investigation in May of 2017 into whether President Donald Trump was serving as a covert Russian agent.  The accusation itself was ludicrous on its face.  But from a legal standpoint, the FBI’s probe constituted an egregious abuse of power.  The Bureau had no probable cause, no evidence, and no reasonable suspicions.  They investigated Trump because they could.  They defied the law, ignored or perverted facts, and debased the integrity of a heretofore-respected law enforcement agency.

Why did these rogue officials commit such an outrageous act of malfeasance? In a word, vengeance.  Already incensed that Trump had defeated their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, they grew furious when the president fired Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. In reaction, they sought retribution. What better way to avenge Comey’s firing than to launch a counterintelligence investigation of Trump under the false pretense that he committed treasonous acts for the benefit of the Kremlin and at the direction of President Vladimir Putin. Absent credible proof, information could be manipulated to frame Trump while a compliant media would gobble up the leaks and report the damaging charge. The election results could then be undone when the president was driven from office.

To readers of my book, “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump,” this comes as no surprise.  As detailed therein, Comey and his faithful confederates at the Bureau twisted facts and contorted the law to absolve Clinton of all criminal acts she most certainly committed in the mishandling of her classified emails while Secretary of State.  View article →

via An FBI that is corrupt and dishonest — Latest reports offer only more proof — Christian Research Network