Roger Stone Attorneys Provide Evidence of FBI Leak Ahead Of Conservative Author and Activist’s Arrest Just over a week after his televised arrest was carried exclusively by CNN, attorneys for the longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone have sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees detailing how some reporters may have received an…
Scripture Reading: Psalm 25
Key Verse: Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
God never ridicules us or makes us feel unworthy. Instead, we read these words of Jesus:
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. (John 15:9 nasb)
If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31–32 nasb)
I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15 nasb)
Love and truth. God is love and the source of all truth. The love He has for you is the same love He has for His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives you this love through His grace and mercy. It is a pure love, not tainted by guilt or obligation.
Regardless of how deep your past transgression may be, God is near to free you with the truth of His Word. Nothing is stronger than His love. When He forgives, He forgets (Ps. 103:12; Isa. 43:25). Once you have confessed sin, there is no need to beg or plead for His forgiveness. It is a done deal!
You can walk freely in the light of His love because He calls you His child. Your life is inscribed within the palm of His hand.
You are the apple of His eye; all of heaven rejoices at the sight of your name written in the Lamb’s blood.
O God, thank You for freeing me from sin with the power of Your Word. As I journey down life’s road, let me walk freely in the light of Your love. Make me secure in my relationship with You.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell (Screenshot)
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who credits Jesus for saving him from substance abuse, is funding a pro-life film scheduled for nationwide release in March.
In a pinned tweet on his Twitter page, Lindell celebrates the tenth anniversary of his freedom from drugs and alcohol, quoting the Bible:
10-years ago today (Jan. 16th, 2009) I was freed from crack cocaine, alcohol, etc. Thank you Jesus!! “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.” Proverbs 3:5-6 #10YearChallenge
Lindell invested one million dollars in “Unplanned,” a six million dollar film billed as “one woman’s journey of transformation” from one of the nation’s youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors into one of the country’s most outspoken pro-life advocates.
The actress portraying the film’s subject, Abby Johnson, was almost a victim of abortion, The Hollywood Reporter explains, noting the movie’s ties to other pro-life films, such as “God’s Not Dead”:
Johnson is played by Ashley Bratcher, who told Fox News last month that her mother, at age 19, nearly aborted her but changed her mind while at the clinic the day the procedure was scheduled. In the trailer, Johnson is warned not to defy Planned Parenthood, “one of the most powerful organizations on the planet.”
Unplanned was written and directed by Cary Soloman and Chuck Konzelman, the writers and co-producers of God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, both of which were also distributed theatrically by Pure Flix.
Watch the trailer for “Unplanned” below.
A border wall is the same as voter suppression to Democrats.
House Democrats are pushing hard to revive an Obama-era program that would keep illegal immigrant families out of detention and instead give them housing, transportation, healthcare, and legal aid to help them claim asylum in the U.S.
President Trump ended the Family Case Management Program in June 2017, citing excessive costs and the low rate of enrolled families returning to their home countries.
House Democrats want to bring it back to life in some form as part of an effort to reduce the detention of illegal immigrants and instead release them in the United States with some supervision. And they are hoping to negotiate that change in the ongoing border security talks between the two parties.
Specifically, Democrats want $30.5 million added to the family case management budget within the Department of Homeland Security. They also hope family detentions can be phased out this year.
Democrats are hoping to secure the funding in the ongoing talks between 17 House and Senate lawmakers who are trying to hammer out a broad border security agreement by Feb. 15.
Democrats will face off next week against Republicans on the negotiating team who are vying for money to boost border security and specifically barriers sought by President Trump along the southwest border, which Democrats oppose.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., a top appropriator and a member of the negotiating team, outlined the Democratic proposal with an emphasis on aid to illegal immigrants rather than barriers to prevent entry in into the United States.
“The only crisis at the border has been a humanitarian one due to DHS’ inability to care for the migrants, families, and unaccompanied children properly,” Roybal-Allard said. “My proposal provides a larger investment in alternatives to detention and family case management.”
The Democratic plan calls for 100,000 illegal immigrants to have access to Alternative To Detention programs, up from 82,000 who are allowed to use those programs currently. Pro-immigration advocates have hailed ATD programs, run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as a far more cost-effective and humanitarian way to handle illegal immigration without detention while still ensuring illegal immigrants show up at a later date for immigration court hearings.
Public records reveal Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who endorsed infanticide as a form of abortion on Wednesday, received almost $2 million in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood.
Research reveals nearly $2 million in campaign contributions from the taxpayer funded pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood sent to Northam, who endorsed a bill that would allow new mothers to determine whether they wanted to keep a child after delivery, essentially legalizing infanticide.
Northam received $1.996 million from Planned Parenthood Virginia over the course of five years, with most of the donations coming in during his 2017 election campaign. These include massive cash injections of $338,852, $278,247, $255,641, and other similar amounts in the final days before the election.
I love Dennis Prager.
I know that many of my readers feel the same about this man. My husband and I don’t miss his radio broadcasts and we share his “Five minute videos” whenever we can. The Left can’t stand him, and I’m sure he wears that as a badge of honor.
A breath of fresh air
Dennis speaks with his down to earth, common sense convictions. As a Jewish believer, I love that he quotes from the New Testament. When he speaks of Jesus, his words demonstrate a deep understanding of our Lord.
Dennis of course is Jewish, and I must say that one would seldom (if ever) hear a Jewish person using the words of Christ to drive home a point.
Being raised Jewish and Ultra Liberal
I’m still attempting to figure out why most Jews are so liberal. It was expected of us to register as Democrats…
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Scripture reading: Romans 7:15–8:17
Key verse: Romans 7:22
For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man.
Nothing anyone told him made him feel any better. He felt like a failure. He asked Jesus Christ to be his Savior three years ago, and for a while his life seemed to change. Some of his private, bad sin habits went away, and others were diminishing as he began to understand more of God’s Word. But lately, some of those old habits were starting to come back, and even worse, on some days he didn’t even mind.
“Maybe I’m not really a believer,” he worried. “Or maybe God has given up on me. After all, I was pretty poor material to start with.” The more he told himself these lies, the more he believed them, and the more he felt like a failure.
Does this story sound uncomfortably familiar? This man struggles with guilt over the issue of unresolved sin patterns. Listen to what Paul wrote, “For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice … O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Rom. 7:19, 24–25).
That was the apostle Paul talking, the one God used to send His Word to countless people. His “secret” was that he understood Jesus was in the process of rescuing him and would never give up on him. Always remember that you have “the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father’ ” (Rom. 8:15). God’s Word is at work in you today!
Father, thank You for the Spirit of adoption at work in me today. I am so grateful that You will never give up on me!
Fifty million Chinese Christians have experienced persecution in China following the enforcement of new religious affairs regulations in March 2018, according to Open Doors.
The charity for persecuted Christians ranks China at 27 out of the top 50 countries where it is hardest to be a Christian, a jump of 16 places.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Christians and other religious minorities, aiming for the ‘sinicisation’ of religion – making it fit smoothly with the Communist line and increasing loyalty to President Xi Jinping’s ideology. There are plans to ‘contextualise’ the Bible to fit with Chinese culture. Some churches have been told to fly the Chinese flag higher than the cross and to sing the national anthem before services.
Open Doors’ Head of Advocacy, Zoe Smith, said: ‘The increase in persecution of religious groups in China – particularly the Christians and the Uighur Muslims – is seriously concerning. The current climate is so severe that some older Chinese pastors have shared with Open Doors their worry that persecution in China will soon be comparable to that suffered under Chairman Mao.’
Outspoken and influential churches are bearing the brunt of the revised regulations, particularly in Henan and Zhejiang provinces where there are major house church networks, as an example to the rest of the country.
Open Doors has received reports from inside China that landlords are being pressured by local authorities to terminate rental contracts with churches. Some are being fined crippling amounts for petty offences such as inadequate fire safety equipment. There are strict guidelines for crosses displayed on churches. Many local authorities have in the past turned a blind eye to these regulations but are now enforcing them harshly.
Authorities have increased harassment of pastors making once normal activity more difficult. Many are worried about the effect it will have on their congregation. Churches have been raided, their Bibles and Christian material confiscated and pulpits defaced.
In order to stop the growth of a new generation of Christians, children’s church, youth groups and camps are forbidden. Churches have even been ordered to place signs at their entrance forbidding anyone under 18 from entering.
Many churches are defiant in the face of these new regulations, while others are taking precautions. Others are still meeting but have split into multiple smaller gatherings. One group of Christians in a major city left to go back to their respective home villages where they are now starting churches.
Chinese Christians fear that the laws may still be tightened or enforcement may become more severe.
Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt named China as a country of concern in launching a review of UK policy on Chrisitan persecution last week.
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The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion.
Just as generals fight the last war, central banks always fight the last financial crisis. The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008-09 was primarily one of liquidity as markets froze up as a result of the collapse of the highly leveraged subprime mortgage sector that had commoditized fraud (hat tip to Manoj S.) via liar loans and designed-to-implode mortgage backed securities.
The central bank “solution” to institutionalized, commoditized fraud was to lower interest rates to zero and enable tens of trillions in new debt. As a result, total debt in the U.S. has soared to $70 trillion, roughly 3.5 times GDP, and global debt has skyrocketed from $84 trillion to $250 trillion. Debt in China has blasted from $7 trillion 2008 to $40 trillion in 2018.
A funny thing happens when you depend on borrowing from the future (debt) to fund growth today: the new debt no longer boosts growth, as the returns on additional debt are increasingly marginal. This leads to what I term debt exhaustion: lenders can no longer find creditworthy borrowers, borrowers either don’t want more debt or can’t afford more debt, and the cost and risk of the additional debt far outweigh the meager gains. Whatever credit is issued is gambled in speculations that the current bubble du jour will continue indefinitely.
Unfortunately, all central banks know how to do is goose liquidity to inflate asset bubbles and juice the issuance of more debt. If asset bubbles start to deflate, then central banks start buying mortgages, empty flats, stocks and bonds to prop up markets that would otherwise implode.
Equally unfortunately, propping up asset bubbles and stimulating more debt to chase speculative gambles only increases the fragility of the asset bubbles and the economy that has come to rely on them for “growth”. A useful concept here is debt saturation: just as an absorbent material can only hold so much water, a corporation, household or economy can only support so much debt before servicing the debt reduces income and increases the risk of default.
The global economy is way past the point of maximum debt saturation, and so the next stop is debt exhaustion: a sharp increase in defaults, a rapid decline in demand for more debt, a collapse in asset bubbles that depend on debt and a resulting drop in economic activity, a.k.a. a deep and profound recession that cannot be “fixed” by lowering interest rates or juicing the creation of more debt.