Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

January 31 Walking by Faith

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:35–39

Key Verse: Romans 8:37

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Do you ever worry about whether you can trust God? Many deny it, but their actions speak differently. Have you ever prayed for something and felt as though your prayers were going unanswered? After a while, it is easy to think that maybe it would be okay to help God out—give Him a little shove to start things off. But you may want to consider the following:

God is sovereign. He is both personal and loving. He has not forgotten you. Even though you may have to wait for the answer to your prayers, when it comes, it will be a wondrous blessing because you were willing to wait and trust the Lord for the answer.

God is infinitely wise. All knowledge about all things belongs to Him. He knows everything. Deep love and commitment toward those who have accepted His Son as their Savior are hallmarks of His personal care. Therefore, He has provided a way for sin to be eradicated from your life. In wisdom and mercy, He desires for you to live free of the bondage of sin and failure.

God loves perfectly and completely. He can meet all your needs. You may wonder how this can be, especially since you can’t see or touch Him. Deep within the resources of His love, contentment and a sense of peace are waiting just for you. Nothing the world offers can duplicate these things.

Father God, You are sovereign and wise. You know everything about my life. You love me perfectly and completely and have the ability to meet all my needs. Thank You that You have not forgotten me![1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 32). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

January 31 Sin Is a Choice

Scripture reading: James 1:13–16

Key verse: 1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in His presence.

Of all who have ever lived, Eve was the one who could come the closest to using legitimately the phrase “the devil made me do it.” And God did not accept this excuse even from Eve, who had the serpent speaking directly to her (Gen. 3). We cannot pass the buck for sinning to anyone else. God wants us to understand the true source of sin so that we can come to terms with it honestly before Him.

Patrick Morley describes our blame passing in his book Walking with Christ in the Details of Life:

We give Satan too much credit. Satan is fallen. He cannot foretell the future. He is limited in space and time—he can only be one place at a time. He is not eternal …

It is impossible for Satan to make you sin. Sin is a choice. Satan can tempt us, but we decide to sin. “By his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (James 1:14). Since the devil is unable to make us sin, we need to reconsider blaming him for our wrong choices …

The bigger enemy is our flesh. To square off against Satan is easy by comparison. The flesh must be battled daily, even momentarily. That’s why the Scriptures say, “For the … Spirit desires what is contrary to the sinful nature.” … The battle against Satan is already won. The ongoing battle is with the flesh.

If you want to ascend the mountain of His holiness and dwell in the presence of God, then you must recognize that sin is a choice. Reject it.

Father, I realize now that sin is a choice. Help me choose the paths of righteousness that will lead to new spiritual heights with You in the mountain of Your holiness.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 32). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Laura Ingraham: Today’s Democrats Are a ‘New Breed of Radical Zealots’

Democrats seem awfully cocky lately. Since winning the House in November and forcing Trump’s hand on the shutdown, they feel like they’re on a glide path to 2020.

Every other day, it’s a litany of smugness from the Resistance. At 21 months out from the election, of course, they are practically calling the race already. They hope that the sheer volume of negative headlines about Mueller and the showdowns with Pelosi and Schumer are all going to take their toll.

Well, objective reporting, of course, is the last thing on their minds because that would require a focus on the smashing success of the Trump economy, which is far and away the strongest in the world.

So what is their goal? To demoralize Trump’s base.

The Washington Post delivers dour headlines like this: “Walls around Trump are crumbling. Evangelicals may be his last resort.” And why bother dissecting the genius of, like. Trump’s maneuvers with China on trade when you can assign some flack to write headlines like this? “White evangelical support for President Trump slips in the midst of the government shutdown.”

Now, think about it. While the president’s approval numbers may have taken a hit during the shutdown, his numbers were identical before and after the shutdown — unlike Pelosi, who actually lost support during the shutdown battle.

So my prediction? The more full of themselves the Democrats get, the more voters learn about this new breed of radical zealots. The less they are going to want to roll the dice with this crowd, and the more they’ll start to appreciate President Trump. And if, by the way, the bright lights of the pundit class think that evangelicals are going to abandon the GOP and Trump, they’re suffering from delusions of electoral grandeur.

The Democrats have completely misread what happened in November. They captured one House of Congress and handily, of course. But this doesn’t mean that the American people are willing to ditch capitalism for socialism, or that they have abandoned totally their core humanity for cold convenience.

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But I’ll tell you, many Democrats have, like Virginia State Del. Kathy Tran. When press about her latest abortion bill, Tran admitted her bill would allow abortions to take place even up to the point the mother is dilating.

Absolutely barbaric and sick. Tran is a co-sponsor of the Repeal Act, which would eliminate all restrictions on late-term abortion.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ‚ who is also a pediatric neurologist, by the way, which is extra sick — endorses this disgusting bill. When asked to explain third-term abortions on Wednesday, he said the following: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Dr. Mengele would be proud. You’d be arrested if you did any of that to a dog in Virginia, by the way. And the infanticide movement, always cynically disguised as “reproductive health,” is spreading. It was given a standing ovation in Albany just last week. And now Rhode Island is jumping on the carnage express, as Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo, a Roman Catholic, says she’ll sign a pro-partial-birth abortion bill into law. Earlier this month, when Raimondo was sworn into office for a second term, she pledged to be a “beacon of hope.” More like a harbinger of death.

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Again, this is in America. This is the Democrat Party decomposing for all to see. While a good chunk of Trump voters might get tired of some of his tweets, or they just want him to dial back the drama on occasion, it’s really hard to see how independents, in any way, shape, or form are going to cozy up to this Democrat Party.

Remember Kamala Harris at the Kavanaugh hearing? She kept interrupting. She was incredibly boorish and rude to the now-associate justice of the Supreme Court. And she totally flamed out.

That was her big audition for the big top. Well, the American people do not want to do things like tear down history in the middle of the night, any more than they want to blame men for things that happened 30 years ago that no one is witness to. They don’t want to ban fossil fuels. They don’t want Medicare for All if it means bankrupting the entire system. They don’t want ration care and raising taxes.

They don’t want traditional religious organizations to be branded as hate groups, which Kamala Harris, by the way, tried to pull a few weeks ago when she chided judicial nominee Brian Buescher for being a member of the Knights of Columbus, a group opposed to abortion and of course, a Catholic organization.

No. This is not the Democrat Party of JFK. He actually believed in religious liberty, and he believed in low taxes and a robust military, etc., etc.

So, my friends, the next time if someone tells you, “It’s all over for Trump,” just remember, the full effects and the stark costs of the Democrat agenda are just now coming to light for many Americans.

They say that there are two sure things in life: death and taxes. But do you really want to be a party that advocates for both?

Adapted from Laura Ingraham’s monologue from “The Ingraham Angle” on Jan. 30, 2019. Laura Ingraham is the host of Fox News Channel’s (FNC) “The Ingraham Angle” (weeknights 10 p.m./ET). She joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. This Fox News opinion piece is used by permission.

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Source: Laura Ingraham: Today’s Democrats Are a ‘New Breed of Radical Zealots’