Daily Archives: January 27, 2019

January 27 Unshakable Faith

Scripture Reading: John 20:24–29

Key Verse: John 20:29

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The apostle Thomas felt deserted. The One he had followed closely and served for almost three years was gone. A cold cave of stone held Jesus’ battered, torn body, and no one knew what to do next.

Later that Sabbath when Thomas arrived at the disciples’ meeting, their mood had changed completely. “We have seen the Lord!” they cried. But Thomas couldn’t share their enthusiasm. He had not seen the Lord, and he did not want to be set up for yet another disappointment. His focus was gone, his grand vision of the future shattered, and his faith shaken.

Have you been there? A negative experience left a bad impression, and you are afraid to trust again. One more letdown, and you aren’t sure how you might respond. If you could have a glimpse of God in the dark times, you would have hope.

Jesus met Thomas right where he was in wavering faith. The living Christ stood before him face-to-face and told him to feel His hands and side. Thomas responded with one of the most moving confessions of faith in the Scriptures: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28 nasb).

Look at Jesus. He is real, and He is there to meet you in the bleakest hour. You will have the same reply when you see Him as He is.

O Lord, sometimes the shadows of the past make me afraid to trust. During these dark times, meet me where I am. Let me see You as You are. Let me touch You with the hand of faith.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 28). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Jeanine Pirro Ruins CNN’s Explanation Why It Caught Roger Stone Arrest

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro noticed something that not many noticed in the raid on Roger Stone.

The explanation from CNN as to why it had cameras there also stinks.

“They begin banging on Stone’s home yelling, ‘FBI, open the door.’ The only people home were Stone, his wife, and his dog,” Pirro said.

“And lo and behold, CNN is there, cameras in tow. Waiting for the FBI for an hour waiting for to it start,” she said.

“Why would they be there? Especially when the FBI considers this dangerous enough to have S.W.A.T. teams and guns drawn,” the host said.

On Friday the CNN reporter who was present said it was reporter’s “instinct” that led him to Stone’s house.

“It’s reporter’s instinct,” he said. “The whole Russia team thought maybe something was happening.”

“There was some unusual grand jury activity in Washington, D.C., yesterday,” Shortell said.

“Robert Mueller’s grand jury typically meets on Fridays. Yesterday, Thursday, there was grand jury activity,” he said.

“We also had some other signs that maybe something was going on this angle, the Roger Stone angle,” the reporter said.

“So we showed up at his house this morning, we were the only ones there, and lo and behold, the FBI agents did come,” he said.

But Pirro found something telling in that explanation that, to her, proved they were tipped off.

“Unusual grand jury activity? Hey, Grand juries meet in secret,” she said/

“What do you know about the activity of the grand jury. What do you know about when they meet or if their schedules change?” Pirro said.

“Does all unusual grand jury activity suggest indictments are being handed up?” she said.

Good questions. How does CNN know when a grand jury meets in secret?

And why does a grand jury meeting mean that an indictment is coming?

And how do you know who the indictment is coming for if everything is secret?

Source: Jeanine Pirro Ruins CNN’s Explanation Why It Caught Roger Stone Arrest

Pope Francis Declares Mary as God’s “Influencer” — Reformation Charlotte

There has long been a push in the Roman Catholic Church for the Vatican to officially recognize Mary as co-redemptrix, however, the Vatican has yet to make this doctrine Church dogma, even though many, if not most Catholics actually already treat Mary this way.

But in a bizarre tweet by the pope on Saturday, he declared Mary to be the first “influencer” of God.

As the Catholic church has long committed spiritually fornication by idolizing Mary, it should be important to note that this statement is in direct opposition to what the Scriptures teach. Scripture emphatically teaches that God is subject to no other than Himself and receives counsel from none. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).

For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?

Romans 11:34

Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel?

Isaiah 40:13

via Pope Francis Declares Mary as God’s “Influencer” — Reformation Charlotte

Before Making it Legal to Kill Babies in the Womb, NY Democrats Extended Protections to Transgenders — Pulpit & Pen

The state of New York made big news last week when it passed the Reproductive Health Act, effectively decriminalizing the act of abortion up until the point of birth. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, celebrated his government’s wicked action by directing the spire of One World Trade Center to be lit up pink. Nearly lost amongst the controversy surrounding these nearly unprecedented acts of American depravity was prior action taken by New York’s legislature to extend non-discrimination protection to “transgender” people. On January 15th, the legislature passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, “making gender identity a protected class in areas of housing, employment, and public accommodation.” It was signed by the governor on Friday, the 25th. With its recent legislative actions, New York now rivals Sodom and Gomorrah in its toleration and promotion of sin.

One World Trade Center was lit pink to celebrate the expanded legalization of murdering babies.

In New York, the state declares that humans at a certain point of development do no have a right to live while simultaneously declaring that other humans have the right to identify themselves as a gender other than that of their birth. In other words, a human adult female can defy both scientific evidence and biblical revelation to declare herself a man while declaring that a developing baby in her womb does not have the right of human life. This shuddering reality gives a whole new meaning to being in a “New York State of Mind”.

Christians familiar with the history recorded in the Bible and in secular textbooks should not be surprised. Depravity like this may be unprecedented in America but it is not new under the sun. We live in a Genesis 3 and Romans 1 world. Only Jesus can save us from the sin which surrounds us on the outside and seeks to dominate us from the inside. Christians would do well to remember this gospel truth when engaging in political discourse regarding the recent developments in New York.

via Before Making it Legal to Kill Babies in the Womb, NY Democrats Extended Protections to Transgenders — Pulpit & Pen