Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

January 15 Facing Giants in Faith

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1–11

Key Verse: 1 John 5:4

Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Tomorrow she has to face the committee and tell them what she thinks. Last month they asked her to review books for a children’s reading club, and she feels that three of the books are detrimental and advocate unbiblical values. She also knows that most of the committee members are not believers and will not understand her arguments.

As she thinks about the conflict to come, panic sets in. It isn’t until she recalls past victories in the Lord that she calms down and recognizes that the battle is really His.

Look at David’s words of positive confession before he faced the sneering giant, Goliath: “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine” (1 Sam. 17:37 nasb).

David could say with unwavering confidence that God would give him the resounding victory. He called to mind former defenseless times when God delivered him from destruction, and he relied on God’s might to do it again.

What giant looms in your future? What battle are you headed for today? Are you claiming the victory right now in His name? Always remember—you have a faith that conquers.

Father God, there are giants ahead—tremendous battles to face. Give me the faith that conquers. I claim the victory right now in Your name.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 16). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Are You Sure You Saw What You Thought You Saw? – McAlvany Intelligence Advisor

Many of the things happening around the world today are not what they appear to be. These events (i.e., mass shootings [think Las Vegas], terrorist attacks, political assassinations, air crashes (think two Malaysian Air crashes a couple of years ago), street demonstrations, 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, and more) in many cases are perpetrated by people, terrorist groups, the political left, or governments that want to blame their opposition for the tragedy – in order to accomplish a predetermined goal or course of action.

The Nazis burned the German parliament building (the Reichstag) in 1933, blamed it on their opposition, and in a matter of a few hours (under the guise of a “national crisis”) converted Germany into a total police state/dictatorship. The Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995) was blamed by the Clintons on “the dangerous right wing conspiracy” and helped propel Bill Clinton to a second term – which was seriously in doubt before that false flag…. And much could be written about the whys and wherefores and real perpetrators behind 9/11 – which paved the way for the “war on terror,” the Patriot (police state) Act, and our 2003 war in Iraq and the Middle East wars that followed – including Syria today – and maybe Iran tomorrow.

False Flags are a concept that goes back centuries. It was considered to be a legitimate ploy by the Greeks and Romans, where a military force would pretend to be friendly to get close to an enemy before dropping the pretense and raising its banners to reveal its own affiliation just before launching an attack. In the sea battles of the eighteenth century between Britain and France and Spain, hoisting an enemy flag instead of one’s own to confuse the opponent was considered to be a legitimate ruse de guerre, but it was only “honorable” if one reverted to one’s own flag before engaging in combat.

Today’s false flag operations are generally carried out by intelligence agencies and non-government actors including terrorist groups, but they are only considered successful if the true attribution of an action remains secret. There is nothing honorable about them, as their intention is to blame an innocent party for something that it did not do. There has been a lot of such activity lately, and it was interesting to learn by way of a leak that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has developed a capability to mimic the internet fingerprints of other foreign intelligence services.

That means that when the media is trumpeting news reports that the Russians or Chinese hacked into US government websites or the sites of major corporations, it could actually have been the CIA carrying out the intrusion and making it look like it originated in Moscow or Beijing. Given that capability, there has been considerable speculation in the alternative media that it was actually the CIA that interfered in the 2016 national elections in the United States.

(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June 2018)

PROOF That the Dems Do NOT Care About Immigrants (VIDEO)

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

This piece is simply to show you two important truths.

  • Democrats are the biggest hypocrites on the planet
  • Democrats do NOT care about immigrants

I wrote this article to show you how the Democrats spoke about our border and illegal aliens before  Trump and after  Trump became our president.

This is classic hypocrisy.

PLEASE share this with your Leftist friends and families.  They can’t scream “Fake News”  with this video!

Pray for these very lost and very immoral people (the Dems) that the Lord will reach some of them.  He is their only hope.

I’m certain that some have been given over to their depraved minds.

Shalom b’Yeshua


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The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church

Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good.

Slightly fewer young adults are dropping out of church after high school, but those who do have more serious reasons for leaving than a decade ago.

In a 2017 LifeWay Research survey released today, 66 percent of Americans between 23 and 30 years old said they stopped attending church on a regular basis for at least a year after turning 18, compared to 70 percent in 2007.

Most young churchgoers skip out on Sundays at some point amid their transition to going to college, moving away from home, or starting their first jobs. LifeWay has found that historically about two-thirds of dropouts return to services once they get older.

But these days, young Christians are more likely to cite weightier political and spiritual concerns as pushing them away from the church, with 70 percent listing such beliefs as a reason for their departure in 2017 compared to about half (52%) 10 years before.

Moving for college remains the top reason young people stop attending church in both surveys, which are based on responses from more than 2,000 young Americans who attended a Protestant church regularly (twice a month or more) for at least a year during high school.

Other popular reasons to include: a perception that church members were hypocritical (32%), disconnect with church life (29%), and lack of student ministry opportunities (24%).

Political rifts between young Christians and their congregations are growing. A quarter (25%) of recent dropouts said disagreements over their church’s stance on political and social issues contributed to their decision to stop attending, compared to 15 percent in 2007.

The follow-up survey came in the wake of the 2016 elections, with partisan divides over President Donald Trump’s victory adding to Generation …

Source: The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church

‘There Is No Border Crisis,’ Says Jim Acosta As Several Immigrants Fling Themselves Over Rio Grande Via Catapult — The Babylon Bee

‘There Is No Border Crisis,’ Says Jim Acosta As Several Immigrants Fling Themselves Over Rio Grande Via Catapult

MCALLEN, TX—In a video posted to Twitter last week, CNN journalist Jim Acosta showed his audience how serene and peaceful the border town was, proving there is no border crisis, all while a family of migrants flung themselves over the border using a catapult in the background.

Though the video appeared blurry when Acosta first posted it, the video was enhanced and slowed down by experts. Now you can clearly see an entire family of three launching over the Rio Grande and scurrying away upon impact.

“This is a beautiful spot: peaceful, no problems,” Acosta said as he surveyed the landscape. “Look, you can even play shuffleboard. Idyllic and wonderful—there is no crisis here.”

But as he swept the camera over the river one last time, a catapult is seen being wheeled to the banks of the Rio Grande on the Mexico side. A family of three loads themselves into the device and are fired across the river. They appear to land unharmed and quickly run away into the city for some nefarious purpose—either terrorism or just working hard to make a living, no doubt.

At publishing time, sources had also confirmed that dozens could be seen swimming across the river, emerging from Bugs Bunny-style tunnels in the ground, and rocketing themselves across with jetpacks.

via ‘There Is No Border Crisis,’ Says Jim Acosta As Several Immigrants Fling Themselves Over Rio Grande Via Catapult — The Babylon Bee

Spiritual Abuse: Stop Being so Bitter

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This is the fifth blog post referring to an article by Jonathan Hollingsworth, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Been Hurt by the Church. The article resonated with a lot of people, so I thought it might be a good idea to discuss these unhelpful statements one by one here, and give people the opportunity to share their experiences.

I am working through all six of Hollingsworth’s statements/questions of what not to say to someone who has been hurt by spiritual abuse. The posts are as follows:

Here is the fifth question on what not to say to someone harmed by spiritual abuse, followed by Jonathan Hollingsworth explaining why it is…

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January 15 The Lover of Your Soul

Scripture reading: Hosea 11:1–9

Key verses: Lamentations 3:22–23

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

The nation of Israel grieved God’s heart continually by chasing after other gods and withholding their devotion and adoration from Him. To provide the errant nation with a living illustration of His righteous grief and anger, God gave the prophet Hosea an unusual command.

He told him to wed a harlot and begin a family with her. Without questioning, Hosea obeyed and took the prostitute Gomer to be his wife. Though she wandered and continued in an unfaithful lifestyle, Hosea obeyed the Lord and did not cast her away. The book of Hosea contains God’s words to the people of Israel as revealed through Hosea’s dramatic example of steadfast love.

The moving poetry of this book also reveals the longing of God for uninterrupted intimacy with His people. Can you feel the agony of separation in these words?

How can I give you up, Ephraim?

How can I hand you over, Israel?…

My heart churns within Me,

My sympathy is stirred.

I will not execute the fierceness of My anger. (Hos. 11:8–9)

God longs for the same intimate relationship with you. He would do anything to get your love—and He did. In the most radical display of all time, He provided His Son, Jesus Christ, as the means to make such fellowship possible. God is the passionate and faithful Lover of your soul.

Dear God, thank You for displaying Your love by giving Your Son, Jesus Christ, to restore my fellowship with You.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 16). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Trump Warns Of New Migrant Caravan Leaving Honduras

As the battle over President Trump’s border wall drags on for its fourth week, President Trump is warning about a new migrant caravan forming in Honduras and will soon be on it way to the Southern border.

In his tweet, Trump mocked Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, warning that “a drone flying around will not stop” the advancing migrant hordes. Once the next wave arrives, “Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe!”

Trump added that polling shows more than 50% of Americans now understand the link between immigration and crime, and that Trump’s quest to build a border wall is a “humanitarian issue.” Meanwhile, the Democrats are risking becoming the “Party of Crime” due to their opposition.

The issue of several migrant caravans heading to the US from Central America became a flashpoint during the days and weeks before the midterms, with Trump regularly weighing in on their progress and US media organizations monitoring their progress. On Tuesday, Fox reported that the caravan – nearly 500 strong – left Honduras on Monday.

Source: Trump Warns Of New Migrant Caravan Leaving Honduras

Gold & Silver Testing Important Breakout Levels! — Kimble Charting Solutions

Gold and Silver from a long-term perspective have created a series of lower highs over the past 8-years. Will 2019 bring a change to this trend? A big test is in play! Gold since the lows in 2016 has created a series of higher lows, while Silver may have created a double bottom. Gold &…

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