Daily Archives: April 28, 2019

April 28 The Heart of God

Scripture Reading: John 3:1–18

Key Verse: John 3:17

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Have you ever wanted to peek into someone’s heart—his very spirit—to see what is really going on in there? We all desire this at times; in fact, the more we are able to get glimpses into a person’s heart, the better we can determine what kind of man he is. That is a basic way we grow to trust and love other people.

If we want to apply this concept to our relationship with the Lord, we need to look only one place: the Cross. There we can see a perfect picture of God’s heart and His view of sin, love, and mankind. The most overwhelming image of the cross is the complete justice of God. The Lord’s justice simply means He does the right thing—the righteous thing—in every situation.

When it came to dealing with mankind’s sin and wickedness, a problem arose that needed an eternal solution. The issue was the fact that God’s perfect holiness stood in complete opposition to man’s sinfulness. Because of His unwavering justice, He could not simply ignore our sin. Therefore, He had only two options: either abandon man to his sinfulness or provide a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sin of the world. In His love, He chose the latter.

The cross of Jesus represents the only answer to a cosmic problem. Despite the great cost—His only Son—God worked to bridge the gap caused by sin. With His justice satisfied by Christ’s sacrifice, God’s eternal love can now welcome us into His holy presence.

Have you trusted Jesus as Savior and acknowledged the sacrifice He made on your behalf?

Lord, I am so grateful for the perfect sacrifice made on my behalf. Thank You that You did not abandon me in sin.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 123). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

April 28 A New Look at the Cross

Scripture Reading: Luke 23:26–46

Key Verses: John 10:29–30

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.

A believer who is unsure if his actions adversely affect his security in Christ lives on a spiritual tightrope, fearing doom with every misstep. Thinking that his salvation is in limbo is a poor foundation for confident Christian living.

The Christian who is unsure that he is secure in his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ will live in confusion. He is not quite sure whether God accepts him or not. He is perplexed at which decisions and actions endanger his security and which do not. How does he keep a list? He is also anxious and fearful. He cannot wake up each morning with confidence that a loving, forgiving God has him perfectly in His eternal grip. He is dependent on his performance:

  • Is it good enough?
  • Have I done enough?
  • Have I overlooked anything?

A new look at the Cross will remove all doubt:

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. (Rom. 8:1–2 nasb)

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one. (John 10:29–30 nasb)

Dear Lord, help me realize that my security rests in the Cross, not in my performance. No one—no person or circumstance—is able to snatch me out of Your hand.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 123). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

MSM Throws Fear-Mongering Tantrum After Trump Skips Dinner | ZeroHedge News

President Trump bailed on the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday night – instead heading to Wisconsin to deliver a fiery speech to a packed Green Bay arena.

“There’s no place I’d rather be than right here in America’s heartland… and there’s no one I’d rather be with than you, the hardworking patriots that make our country run so well,” said Trump.

Meanwhile, a sad trombone could be heard whomp-whomping at the Trump-less WHCA dinner – where instead of the traditional comedian, association president Olivier Knox balled up his fists and gave a fear-mongering sermon about poor MSM reporters who Trump has endangered with his rhetoric. 

It’s hard to accurately convey the somber tone in the room post-Mueller report, as the room full of journalists who have peddled Trump-Russia conspiracy theories for more than two years cried into their wheaties.

This sums up the WHCA dinner

I don’t want to dwell on the president,” said Knox. “This is not his dinner. It’s ours, and it should stay ours. But I do want to say this. In nearly 23 years as a reporter I’ve been physically assaulted by Republicans and Democrats, spat on, shoved, had crap thrown at me. I’ve been told I will never work in Washington again by both major parties.”

“And yet I still separate my career to before February 2017 and what came after,” Know continued. “And February 2017 is when the president called us the enemy of the people. A few days later my son asked me, ‘Is Donald Trump going to put you in prison?” At the end of a family trip to Mexico he mused if the president tried to keep me out of the country, at least Uncle Josh is a good lawyer and will get you home”

“I’ve had to tell my family not to touch packages on our stoop,” Knox bemoaned. “My name is on a statement criticizing the president for celebrating a congressman’s criminal assault on a reporter. I’ve had death threats, including one this week. Too many of us have. It shouldn’t need to be said in a room full of people who understand the power of words but fake news and enemies of the people are not punch lines, pet names or presidential. And we should reject politically expedient assaults on the men and women whose hard work makes it possible to hold the powerful to account.” (h/t Grabien).


Source: MSM Throws Fear-Mongering Tantrum After Trump Skips Dinner

SJWs Will Not Be Happy About This: 81% of Americans Agree That People Are Too Easily Offended These Days — The Gateway Pundit

The majority of Americans are sick and tired of the PC police and victimhood culture — on both sides of the aisle.

According to a new poll from the Morning Consult, 94% of Republicans, 82% of independents and 70% of Democrats agree that “people are too easily offended these days.”

“Large swaths of these respondents agreed that the ‘rules’ about what they can and cannot say are changing so fast it’s difficult to keep up, that people are offended too easily these days and that the current climate prevents some people from saying what they believe because others might find it offensive,” the Morning Consult reported. “But these were sentiments also shared with a majority of the poll’s broader population, suggesting that when it comes to free speech, Americans are not as nearly divided as some would argue.”

Interestingly, the majority of respondents across party lines believe that “people should be able to say what they really think, even when it might offend people.”

The pollsters also found that 75% of adults say the current climate prevents open political discourse.

The pollsters questioned 13,000 adult Americans about various aspects of the culture war.

via SJWs Will Not Be Happy About This: 81% of Americans Agree That People Are Too Easily Offended These Days — The Gateway Pundit

Listen Carefully – Senator Lindsey Graham Outlines Deep State Exit… — The Last Refuge

Those who participated in the 2015/2016 surveillance and spy operations, which evolved into the 2017 (through today) soft-coup effort, are relying on a defense that Russia ‘hacked’ the 2016 election. This false narrative is how the corrupt administrative state will defend themselves.

Pay close attention to this interview and note how Senator Graham supports that narrative saying: “the Russians hacked into John Podesta’s e-mails, the campaign manager for the Democratic candidate for President. The Russians hacked into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, the candidate for the Democratic Party.”

This ‘Russia-hacking narrative’ is the DC ‘chaff and countermeasures‘; when combined with their ‘by-the-book‘ justifications, it becomes their unified defense. Once you accept their baseline, it becomes much more difficult to expose their unlawful conduct.


via Listen Carefully – Senator Lindsey Graham Outlines Deep State Exit… — The Last Refuge

Watch 100 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The World In This Incredible Animation

Earthquakes are happening everywhere, all the time.

Earthquakes are happening everywhere, all the time.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA via YouTube

As you’ve probably noticed, I write about earthquakes a fair bit. Although I do my best to describe the scale of them in the most evocative way possible, sometimes you just need to zoom out and, you know, actually see them. Thanks to the incredible work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Geological Survey and the National Earthquake Information Center, you now can – and I suspect even seasoned seismologists will be blown away by the animation they’ve produced.

The video below, released back in December of last year, shows every single recorded earthquake or earthquake sequence from January 1, 1901 straight through to New Year’s Eve of the year 2000. The size of the circles is proportional to their magnitude (roughly speaking, a measure of how much energy each quake unleashes from its source), and the colours are linked to how deep beneath the surface the quake took place.

If you needed a reminder that the planet has a pulse – largely thanks to plate tectonics – then here it is. There’s a lot of information to take in, so let me highlight the most interesting points of the animation for you.

First off, the number of recorded earthquakes seems to dramatically increase over time, particularly from the 1970s onwards. This isn’t because the planet is suddenly becoming more seismically active; it’s because around that time, seismometer tech, as well as telecommunications and signal processing tech, became significantly more advanced. As time ticked on, more seismometers were increasingly placed in seismically active and potentially treacherous parts of the world. Both these factors meant that more quakes were being detected with greater precision than ever before. (In fact, seismometers today are so ludicrously sensitive that they pick up on all kinds of rumbles, not just those created by tectonic activity.)

That technological improvement is still continuing, by the way: Aside from continual improvements to computational processing power, newer machine learning techniques are able to pick out previously undetected, very low magnitude (as low as 0.3, for example) quakes hidden in pre-existing seismological records. In fact, as smaller quakes have and still happen all the time compared to their larger and far less frequent brethren, these techniques are increasing the number of documented earthquakes by at least ten times in parts of California compared to those picked up by more traditional methods.

You can also probably spot that most earthquakes take place on a horseshoe-shaped ring around the Pacific Ocean. This is the so-called Ring of Fire, a conveniently shaped network of major tectonic boundaries that are continuously shifting around in very complex ways.

This part of the world is responsible for 75 percent of the world’s volcanoes and a staggering 90 percent of the planet’s earthquakes, but despite these statistics, this colloquially named network doesn’t mean much geologically. Although the underlying causes may be similar, any quakes that occur here happen independently of each other. In some cases, an earthquake can trigger another one on the same fault or on a fault very close to it, but that’s it. There’s also pretty much no evidence that volcanic eruptions can trigger other volcanic eruptions, although there’s an ongoing healthy debate as to whether earthquakes, in some circumstances, can initiate volcanic eruptions nearby.

As is also depicted by the animation, the very largest earthquakes, particularly those approaching or exceeding a magnitude 9.0 event, occur on or within subduction zones, like the one running along the western seaboard of South America. This is when one tectonic plate is descending and falling beneath another and into the lower mantle to be slowly destroyed. In general, the geological conditions at these sites allow for the greatest amount of stress to accumulate over long periods of time, as well as permitting huge and sometimes lengthy slips on the faults in question. Nothing lasts forever, mind you: More than a billion years from now, when enough of Earth’s internal heat has trickled away into space, plate tectonics will grind to a halt, subduction zones will die out, and these sorts of colossally powerful earthquakes will cease to happen.

At any one moment in time, an earthquake is taking place somewhere in the world, just as around 40 volcanoes or so are erupting. It’s one thing to say it; it’s another, far more impactful thing entirely to see it. So do yourself a favour: watch these quakes rock the planet, and you might just come away with a new appreciation of how unbelievably active our planet is.


Source: Watch 100 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The World In This Incredible Animation

April 28 God’s Best for Your Life

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:14–21

Key verse: Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

The discovery of King Tut’s tomb is considered one of the richest in history. However, archaeologists had no idea what waited for them beyond the first chamber; robbers had earlier plundered it. Yet a closer examination revealed an undisturbed sepulchral chamber and treasure room.

Excavators found priceless gold and silver items along with precious stones. There was also an abundance of rings and bracelets so ingenious and perfect in design that even a magnifying glass could not reveal the soldered joints.

With gold, silver, and priceless jewelry surrounding them, archaeologists could not help wondering why earlier intruders had stopped at the outer chamber. Did they not realize they had entered the burial chamber of a king?

As puzzling as this may seem, many of us do the same thing in our Christian walk. We plunder the outer chamber of God’s blessings, never realizing there is an entire throne room waiting for us if only we would seek Him above all else.

Don’t allow yourself to be robbed of God’s best for your life. Ask Him to make you aware of the blessings He has for you. As you seek His will, submit all that you are to all that He is; and His wealth of eternal blessings will be yours.

I don’t want to be robbed of Your best, God. Make me aware of the blessings You have for me. I submit all that I am to all that You are.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 123). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

When Tens of Thousands of Americans Shouted “HEIL HITLER!” At Madison Square Garden

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Growing up in a Jewish family, I knew all too well that many people harbored HATRED in their hearts for my people.

I remember my dad telling me that we were the world’s Scapegoat.  I asked him why.  He said that we were hated on the earth for so many centuries, but he didn’t know how to explain it.

It became something that I just accepted, but it made me sad and worried that one day people would attempt to harm my family.  I was a tomboy, and played QB on an all boys football team in our neighborhood. No one could through a spiral pass like me.

So the boys fought over who would have me on their team. In the midst of these boys were some who showed blatant hatred for Jews. I was called dirty Jew – Kike-  Christ killer, and the list went on and on.

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Sunday Talks – Maria Bartiromo Interviews President Trump… — The Last Refuge

President Trump calls-in to Sunday Morning Futures for an early interview with Maria Bartiromo from the border.   [Unrelated, POTUS sounds like he’s in his pajamas, while Bartiromo looks like she’s in her pajamas] The topic is the crisis at the border.

The president answer questions about background of the problem; and then starts to discuss what Lindsey Graham is putting together. Additionally, the president discusses the Democrat 2020 candidates.

via Sunday Talks – Maria Bartiromo Interviews President Trump… — The Last Refuge

Obama Urged Biden Not to Run Against Hillary Clinton in 2016 — The Gateway Pundit

President Barack Obama urged his former-Vice President Joe Biden not to run against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to a report from the New York Times, Obama had concluded that Clinton had the best chance of winning and did not want Biden to interfere.

“Barack Obama did not think Joseph R. Biden Jr. should run for president — he hardly needed to say it out loud for aides to understand that. The trick that summer of 2015 was finding a way to nudge Mr. Biden to stay out of the race without looking as if he was nudging Mr. Biden to stay out of the race,” the Times article began.

Obama, instead of speaking to Biden personally, ultimately had a strategist tell Biden he shouldn’t bother.

“The president was not encouraging,” Biden said, according to the Times.

Biden claims that now Obama isn’t endorsing him because he asked him not to.

Speaking to reporters at an Amtrak Station in Delaware, Biden said “I asked President Obama not to endorse me. He doesn’t want to — whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits. Welcome to Delaware.”

via Obama Urged Biden Not to Run Against Hillary Clinton in 2016 — The Gateway Pundit

Americans Just Sent Democrats a Loud and Clear Message About Impeachment: Don’t Do It | Conservative Tribune

Saul Loeb / Getty Images; Angela Weiss / Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump; Nancy Pelosi (Saul Loeb / Getty Images; Angela Weiss / Getty Images)

Democratic leaders are in a tough spot as their base pushes for the president’s impeachment while most Americans oppose it.

A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that the majority of Americans are against impeaching the president following the publication of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

According to the poll, around 37 percent of Americans are pro-impeachment, a slightly lower figure than last month. Meanwhile, 56 percent of Americans oppose impeachment.

Source: Americans Just Sent Democrats a Loud and Clear Message About Impeachment: Don’t Do It

Pope gets political, doling out $500,000 for caravans | American Thinker Blog

Supposedly, for the poor. Where’s his $500,000 donation to the starving people of Venezuela?

Like a medieval pope, Pope Francis has decided that machiavellian meddling in global power affairs is a lot funner than merely shepherding the faithful and serving the poor. He’s taking a deep dive into politics to enact a particular policy result – in this case, against U.S. interests and rule of law in general, by donating money for more caravan infrastructure.

According to the Washington Examiner:

“In 2018, six migrant caravans entered Mexico, for a total of 75,000 people; the arrival of other groups was announced. All these people were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood,” read a statement from the Vatican’s Peter’s Pence Office.

“In this context, Pope Francis donated US $ 500,000 to assist migrants in Mexico. This amount will be distributed among 27 projects in 16 dioceses and among Mexican religious congregations that have asked for help in order to continue providing housing, food and basic necessities to these our brothers and sisters,” the statement read.

His $500,000 donation to aid groups to support migrants from six caravans in Mexico still waiting to be admitted to the U.S. is clearly a bid to affect U.S. laws on immigration, keeping the pressure on President Trump to open the borders. A fresh infusion of cash, of course, keeps the migrants from returning to their homes, which serves this aim. It also creates incentives for more migrants to leave their homes without papers, given that the free housing will now be waiting for them.

It all makes the pope the human smuggler’s best friend, given the fact that larger numbers of migrants, including virtually all Guatemalan migrants according to Border Patrol agents, are trafficked into the U.S. by human smugglers. The caravans themselves have been accused by Mexicans of being fronts for human smuggling operations as well. Human smuggling is a $2.3 billion business, according to a recent study cited in a page one article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. So if the pope is beefing up the “conveyor belt” for illegal entry to the U.S., well, as Pope John Paul II once said in a different context: ‘cui bono‘?

Which is a sad thing. The funds being disbursed, from the Peter’s Pence collection, is money placed into a special church basket by trusting parishioners for the pope to disburse to areas where the need is greatest. Many worthy causes have been funded from it and they are not controversial. A look at the Vatican’s website on the matter shows that Peter’s Pence has been used to help the victims of terrorism rebuild their homes in Bangladesh, to fund hospitals and medical personnel in the Central African Republic, to help the victims of the Greek earthquake on the island of Lesbos, these are all worthy causes. Most donations are made in the $50,000 to $100,000 range according to the website (though many do not say how much was given) but it seems that the $500,000 donation to the Mexican groups to enable potential lawbreakers to realize their desire of breaking into the U.S., or filing false asylum claims, is well out of this category.

What’s more, it’s been donated with a false rationale — claim to be helping the poor. The Central Americans who have joined a caravan in hopes of easy entry to the states aren’t the poor at all — studies show that they come from the lower middle classes of their countries, not the poorest of the poor, and have the technology and social media skill to take part in the new organized smuggling operations such as caravans. They’re either looking for a better job or more likely, an easier life courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. We have all seen photos of these caravaners wearing designer clothes, pushing expensive strollers, using cellphones, fighting obesity, leaving huge mounds of garbage, something truly poor people can’t do given they have nothing to litter with, and triumphantly waving the Honduran flag as if they were conquering something. Poorest of the poor, hardly. And what we don’t see, yet which is obvious enough, is that most have plenty of money for the journey, including for some, money to pay coyotes for the final border break into the U.S.

The hypocrisy piles up when one considers that these supposed poor come from some place – a place the pope has yet to condemn in his sermons as he points the finger at us, places whose democratic governments that supposedly drive people from their homelands. Where’s his condemnation of those governments if the problem is what he says it is?

And if these people are so poor and deprived, can he tell us why he didn’t donate the money to them in their home countries?

Here’s another hypocrisy: If poverty and starvation are something the pope claims he is concerned about, why hasn’t the Vatican delivered a $500,000 donation to Venezuela’s genuinely impoverished and oppressed people? We are seeing pictures like this coming out of Venezuela now:

No es #Africa es #Venezuela. Es una verguenza que us país con grandes extensiones de tierras no sea capaz de asegurar la #seguridad #alimentaria a toda su población. Personas desnutidas son más susceptibles a enfermedades y a disminución de su capacidad intelectual. pic.twitter.com/bXuml539A4

— Alianza Venezolana por la Salud (@alianzavsalud) April 27, 2019

It’s true the Maduro administration is blocking aid from the U.S., but it has softened up and allowed aid from the International Red Cross and Russia to come in. What’s more, dictator Nicolas Maduro has openly sought favor from Pope Francis, which makes acceptance of Vatican aid a very likely prospect. Here’s another way: Economist Steve Hanke reports that cryptocurrency can bring aid to the country with no interference from Maduro. The Vatican has a lot of options. Any Venezuelan aid listed for Peter’s Pence? Not a dime.

No, this cash is meant to get a political result. It’s a bad one, given that the U.S. requires a credible system for rule of law for its democracy to function at all. The pope doesn’t seem to understand any of this, despite the rich bed of scholarship throughout the Church that would suggest just that.

His cash to encourage illegal migration is bad stuff, and nakedly political, diminishing his office. With the Vatican now meddling in U.S. internal affairs like Machiavellian popes of old, maybe it’s time for President Trump to give it a taste of U.S. sanctions.

 Image credit: Fox News, via shareable YouTube screen shot

Source: Pope gets political, doling out $500,000 for caravans

Trump says US is sending immigrants to sanctuary cities: ‘That was my sick idea’ | The Hill News


President Trump said late Saturday that the U.S. is already sending immigrants to sanctuary cities and that it was his “sick idea.”

“Last month alone, 100,000 illegal immigrants arrived at our borders, placing a massive strain on communities and schools and hospitals and public resources like nobody’s ever seen before,” Trump said during a rally in Green Bay, Wis. “Now we’re sending many of them to sanctuary cities. Thank you very much. They’re not too happy about it. I’m proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea.”

“What did they say? ‘We want them,'” Trump continued. “I said we’ll give em to you.”

The comments came just a day after Trump said in a speech to the National Rifle Association that the U.S. was forced to release migrants and that it gave sanctuary cities “as many as they can handle,” according to CNN.

The Washington Post first reported earlier this month that Trump administration officials had floated the idea to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The administration had reportedly unsuccessfully tried to persuade DHS to release thousands of detainees in small and midsize cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The move was reportedly meant to put pressure on Democratic lawmakers.

Trump said in a tweet on April 12 that his administration was actively considering the move.

“The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities,” he wrote in a separate tweet on April 13. “We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!”

DHS has made no formal announcement related to sending migrants to sanctuary cities or Trump’s statement.

Source: Trump says US is sending immigrants to sanctuary cities: ‘That was my sick idea’

IRS Gives Satanic Temple Tax-Exempt Status — But Blocked Conservative and Pro-America Groups for Years — The Gateway Pundit

There is something seriously wrong with the unelected bureaucrats in government.

For years the IRS blocked tax-exempt status for conservative groups.
This directly impacted the 2012 presidential election.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

Now this…
The IRS gave the Satanic Temple tax-exempt status.
Via Chicks on the Right:

Well guys, the Satanic Temple is “pleased” to announce that the IRS has given it tax-exempt status. Yeah– it’s been identified as a “church.” (It’s just as much of a “church” as the Church of Scientology IMHO.)

The “non-theistic” Salem-Mass.-based Satanic organization said it was “pleased” Thursday to receive the tax-exempt status after years of advocating for churches to lose theirs. The temple was founded to react to and restrict Christianity in public life and claims it does not worship the devil, as depicted in the Bible, but advocates for the separation of church and state.

Last time I checked, paying tribute to Baphomet is kinda sorta Satanic. Just because you’re not singing songs to Satan himself doesn’t mean you’re not engaging in Satanic behavior.

via IRS Gives Satanic Temple Tax-Exempt Status — But Blocked Conservative and Pro-America Groups for Years — The Gateway Pundit

Hillary’s Assault on Truth-Telling | Stephen Lendman

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Throughout her public life as first lady, US senator and secretary of state, she and husband Bill committed high crimes too egregious to ignore.

They remain unaccountable for involvement in imperial wars, state terror, and contempt for ordinary people everywhere, among numerous other offenses.

The FBI and Justice Department refused to lay a glove on them, the US preoccupied with Russia bashing, targeting Iran and Venezuela for regime change, and other high crimes against humanity.

Judicial Watch (JD) said the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation “(s)houd be renamed “The Clinton Corruption Foundation.”

It’s a money laundering operation, masquerading as a charitable NGO – Bill, Hillary and Chelsea the main beneficiaries.

“…Hillary Clinton has a demonstrated record of showing contempt for the rule of law,” said JW, abusing public offices held, using them for extrajudicial power-grabbing and self-enrichment.

Humanity dodged a bullet over her failure to become president and commander-in-chief of the US military, delaying the risk of nuclear war, not eliminating it.

Deciding against becoming a three-time loser, she chose not to run again for the White House, vowing to stay publicly active – instead of staying off the world stage where she doesn’t belong.

On Thursday, the neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post gave her feature op-ed space to lie and otherwise deceive readers.

“Our election was corrupted (sic), our democracy assaulted (sic), our sovereignty and security violated (sic),” she roared, adding:

“This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report (sic). It documents a serious crime against the American people (sic).”

Fact: Mueller exposed the Russiagate myth. No illegal or improper Trump team collusion with Russia occurred, no obstruction of justice, no evidence suggesting either offense.

Fact: There was no Russia US election meddling. The US intelligence community and Mueller claiming otherwise turned truth on its head.

Since the phony accusation first surfaced in October 2016, not a shred of evidence was presented supporting it because none exists.

Democracy in America is pure fantasy. What doesn’t exist can’t be “assaulted.” Nor did Russia or any other foreign country do anything to violate US sovereignty and security.

Like others in Washington, Hillary is a serial liar, proved beyond a reasonable doubt in her opening lines, further confirmed with her remaining rubbish.

She called “immediate impeachment or nothing” a false choice. Overwhelming justification exists to impeach Trump – unrelated to Russiagate, high crimes he and his predecessors committed, including Hillary, notably naked aggression against nations threatening no one, the highest of high crimes.

Hillary: As “a former senator and secretary of state who…sat across the table from (Vladimir Putin,” she lied saying “he seeks to weaken our country.”

Fact: Russia under Putin seeks cooperative relations with other countries – polar opposite how the US operates, seeking dominance by brute force if other tactics fail.

Hillary: “Mueller’s report leaves many unanswered questions…But it is a road map. It’s up to members of both parties to see where that road map leads — to the eventual filing of articles of impeachment, or not.”

Fact: Russiagate was and remains one of the most disgraceful political chapters in US history. House, Senate, and Mueller probes never should have been initiated in the first place.

Nothing justified them. Conducting them was all about unjustifiable Russia bashing. For undemocratic Dems and most media, it was also about wanting Trump delegitimized about Trump winning an election he was supposed to lose.

Like Watergate, the Russiagate witch hunt lacked legitimacy. The Mueller report should have ended it, not as long as Trump remains president. He’s largely criticized for the wrong reasons, ignoring the most egregious right ones.

Hillary: “We need a…commission…to help protect our elections (sic)…because (Trump is) unwilling to defend our nation from a clear and present danger (sic).”

Fact: Democracy in America is pure fantasy. Elections when held are farcical. No rule of the people exists — governance of, by, and for the privileged few alone at the expense of most others.

The US is increasingly a totalitarian plutocracy, oligarchy and kleptocracy under one-party rule, each wing as hardline as the other. The self-styled land of the free and home of the brave exploits and otherwise harms ordinary people everywhere.

Its permanent wars on humanity against invented enemies make peace, equity and justice unattainable. With bipartisan and media support, the US is heading for full-blown tyranny on the phony pretext of protecting national security.

US dark forces threaten everyone everywhere. Hillary turned truth on its head suggesting Dems “are in the solution business (sic),” adding:

“Unless checked, the Russians will interfere again in 2020 (sic), and possibly other adversaries, such as China or North Korea, will as well (sic). This is an urgent threat (sic).”

The above is utter rubbish by an unindicted war criminal, racketeer, perjurer – published by a broadsheet featuring disinformation, Big Lies, and fake news over journalism the way it’s supposed to be.

Source: Hillary’s Assault on Truth-Telling

April 28, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

Greater Because Worshiped

And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.” (1:6)

Jesus Christ is not only greater than angels because He is God’s Son but also because He is worshiped. Even though Christ humbled Himself, even though He was made for a time lower than the angels, the angels are to worship Him. If angels are to worship Him, He must therefore be greater than they. And if He is greater than they, His covenant is greater than the one they brought—the New Covenant is greater than the Old, and Christianity is greater than Judaism.

And let all the angels of God worship Him is a quotation from Psalm 97:7. The psalmist predicted that all the angels were to worship the Lord’s Christ. Jews should not have been surprised at the point being made here in Hebrews. The truth, in fact the very words, come right out of their own Scriptures. Far from matching the incarnate Son in glory, angels are commanded to worship Him.

But did not angels always worship Christ? Yes, they had worshiped Him throughout all the time of their existence; but prior to His incarnation, they worshiped Him as God. Now they are also to worship Him as Son, in His incarnate character. This Son who became a man is higher than angels. He is the very God that the angels had always worshiped. It is an absolute sin and violation of the most basic of God’s laws to worship anyone but God. So if God Himself says that the angels are to worship the Son, then the Son must be God! In His incarnate Person, even as in His eternal Person, Christ is to be worshiped.[1]

6. And again, when he bringeth or introduceth, &c. He now proves by another argument that Christ is above the angels, and that is because the angels are bidden to worship him. (Ps. 97:7.) It hence follows that he is their head and Prince. But it may seem unreasonable to apply that to Christ which is spoken of God only. Were we to answer that Christ is the eternal God, and therefore what belongs to God may justly be applied to him, it would not perhaps be satisfactory to all; for it would avail but little in proving a doubtful point, to argue in this case from the common attributes of God.

The subject is Christ manifested in the flesh, and the Apostle expressly says, that the Spirit thus spoke when Christ was introduced into the world; but this would not have been said consistently with truth except the manifestation of Christ be really spoken of in the Psalm. And so the case indeed is; for the Psalm commences with an exhortation to rejoice; nor did David address the Jews, but the whole earth, including the islands, that is, countries beyond the sea. The reason for this joy is given, because the Lord would reign. Further, if you read the whole Psalm, you will find nothing else but the kingdom of Christ, which began when the Gospel was published; nor is the whole Psalm anything else but a solemn decree, as it were, by which Christ was sent to take possession of His kingdom. Besides, what joy could arise from His kingdom, except it brought salvation to the whole world, to the Gentiles as well as to the Jews? Aptly then does the Apostle say here, that he was introduced into the world, because in that Psalm what is described is his coming to men.

The Hebrew word, rendered angels, is Elohim—gods; but there is no doubt but that the Prophet speaks of angels; for the meaning is, that there is no power so high but must be in subjection to the authority of this king, whose advent was to cause joy to the whole world.[2]

6 The first quotation that explicitly mentions angels poses two problems. The first is the point we have noted above that the text quoted refers in its OT context (see note below) to the angels (or “gods”) worshiping God himself, so that its relevance to the Son is a matter of creative reapplication rather than of strict exegesis. The second is that this is the only one of the quotations in this anthology that has a significant interpretive introduction, and it is not easy to see just how the author has reached the view that this text applies to the time “when God brings his firstborn into the world.” As part of Moses’ song in Deuteronomy 32 it relates in its historical context to a time more than a thousand years before the incarnation of the Son in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, which is the most natural meaning of God’s “bringing his firstborn into the world.” It seems that our author, looking back in the light of what God has now done (and perhaps recalling the angelic worship of Lk 2:13–14), has found in Moses’ words an appropriate call to other spiritual beings to acknowledge the divine status of the Son who becomes incarnate, even though the song refers to no figure other than the avenging and delivering God himself. Once again, this is not exegesis but the creative reuse of a text where the author discerns a theological parallel: the worship due to the God of Israel is due also to his incarnate Son. Hebrews does not elsewhere speak of Christ as prōtotokos, “firstborn” (GK 4758), though the title sums up well the dignity of the Son who is God’s “heir” (1:2, 4); cf. its use for David, chosen by God as supreme ruler, in Ps 89:27. (For prōtotokos as a christological title, cf. Ro 8:29; Col 1:15, 18; Rev 1:5.)

The point of the quotation in this context is that, once its applicability to the Son is granted, it unequivocally places him on a level of authority above the angels, whose place it is to offer him worship.[3]

1:6 / The third quotation consists of words contained only in the lxx (Deut. 32:43). All of God’s angels must worship him, although there is also a parallel in Psalm 97:7, “worship him, all you gods!” where the lxx has “all his angels.” Most probably our author here as elsewhere depends upon the lxx version of the ot and thus upon Deuteronomy 32:43. What is remarkable in this passage (also in Ps. 97:7) is that the one who is worshipped is the Lord, or Yahweh (i.e., the personal name of God, consisting of the consonants YHWH), and thus the Son is identified with Yahweh of the ot. This quotation is utilized primarily for the reference to the worshiping angels. But if the words spoken to the Lord are referring to the Son, then the deity of the Son (and thus, obviously, his superiority to the angels) is clearly implied.[4]

His superior dignity (1:6)

The angels were messengers, but he is the Son. The angels were worshippers, but he is the One they adore. At the incarnation they united in worship and did so because God had demanded it: Let all God’s angels worship him, which is a rendering of Deuteronomy 32:43 in the Septuagint: ‘Let the sons of God worship him … and let all the angels of God ascribe strength to him.’ It is also a Septuagint quotation of Psalm 97:7: ‘Worship him, all him angels.’ In other words, the writer is saying: ‘It is the angels’ task to exalt the Son.’ He is obviously of far superior honour to those who, at God’s command, offer him their constant and adoring praise.[5]

1:6. The Old Testament does not contain the exact words of this quotation. The idea appears in Psalm 97:7 and in the Greek Old Testament version of Deuteronomy 32:43. In the Old Testament the command involved the worship of God the Father. In Hebrews the Son is linked with the Father by receiving the worship due him. This provided powerful evidence for Jesus’ deity.

This could be a reference to the angels worshiping Jesus at his birth. (Luke 2:8–15). Such angelic worship showed that the Son is superior to angels. He has greater dignity than they.[6]

6. And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

From a well-known messianic psalm and a similar passage from a historical book the writer of Hebrews turns to the Hymn of Moses, recorded in Deuteronomy 32 and used in temple services and local synagogues. The Jews considered the concluding verses of this hymn to be messianic.

This quotation is introduced by the phrase and again, which is followed by the clause “when God brings his firstborn into the world.” The subject is God the Father, who brings his Son into the world. But when did or will this take place? The question remains: should the translation from the Greek read, “And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world” or “But when God shall bring again his firstborn into the world”?

The first translation is a reference to the birth of Jesus, when a multitude of the heavenly host praised God in the fields near Bethlehem (Luke 2:13). The second translation is an amplification of Jesus’ discourse on the end of the age. At the end of time “he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call” (Matt. 24:31); that is, the angels of God will worship the Son when he returns at the close of this age. However, why does the writer of Hebrews speak of a second coming of Jesus when he has not said anything in the immediate context about Christ’s first coming? It seems more appropriate to prefer the first translation, for it logically follows the quotations in verses 5 and 6.

The word firstborn in verse 6 (see also Luke 2:7; Rom. 8:29; Col. 1:15, 18; Heb. 11:28; 12:23; Rev. 1:5) qualifies the word Son and is a title given to Jesus. We cannot determine when that title was given, because the writers who use the term apply it to creation, resurrection, dignity, and honor. The psalmist records a blessing upon David when God said, “I will also appoint him my firstborn” (Ps. 89:27). The Son, as the firstborn, enters the inhabited world of men. The word world is Hellenic and was used in ordinary speech to refer to the populated world.

  1. The quotation itself shows that “not only is the Son greater than angels, but He is worshipped by angels.” The Son is the Creator of the angels, and God orders these creatures to show homage to his Son. The angels, because they are created, must serve the Son and “those who will inherit salvation” (Heb. 1:14).
  2. The origin of the quotation seems to be a Greek translation of the Hymn of Moses (Deut. 32:43). The translation based on the Hebrew text is rendered:

Rejoice, O nations, with his people,

for he will avenge the blood of his servants;

he will take vengeance on his enemies

and make atonement for his land and people.

The Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls show an addition to the first line of the verse.

Rejoice, O nations, with his people,

and let all the angels worship him,

for he will avenge the blood of his servants.

In the Septuagint version of Psalm 97:7 (Ps. 96:7, LXX) we read the exhortation: “Worship him[,] all you his angels.” The translation based on the Hebrew text reads, “Worship him, all you gods!”

  • The Hymn of Moses is quoted and alluded to more than any other portion from the Book of Deuteronomy. The writer of Hebrews quotes twice from this hymn (Heb. 1:6; 10:30). In his letter to the Romans, Paul cites the hymn three times (Rom. 10:19; 12:19; 15:10). Allusions to this hymn are found in Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Ephesians, Hebrews, I John, and Revelation. John records in Revelation 15 that the victorious saints were given harps by God and “sang the song of Moses the servant of God” (Rev. 15:3). This reference to the heavenly use of the Hymn of Moses reflects its liturgical use in the church on earth. And in the church on earth the hymn was sung in languages other than Hebrew. The Jews living in dispersion used the Greek rendition of this song, from which the author of Hebrews quoted a line that describes the superiority of the Son over the angels.

The addressee in Deuteronomy 32:43 is the Lord God, who must be worshiped by his angels. This homage the writer of Hebrews (having clearly established the divinity of Jesus) transfers to the Son. The quotation reinforces the author’s teaching about the deity of Christ.[7]

[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1983). Hebrews (pp. 29–30). Chicago: Moody Press.

[2] Calvin, J., & Owen, J. (2010). Commentary on the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews (pp. 43–44). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[3] France, R. T. (2006). Hebrews. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Hebrews–Revelation (Revised Edition) (Vol. 13, p. 43). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[4] Hagner, D. A. (2011). Hebrews (p. 33). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[5] Brown, R. (1988). The message of Hebrews: Christ above all (p. 40). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[6] Lea, T. D. (1999). Hebrews, James (Vol. 10, p. 10). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

[7] Kistemaker, S. J., & Hendriksen, W. (1953–2001). Exposition of Hebrews (Vol. 15, pp. 38–39). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

Trump tells Wisconsin rally: We’re sending migrants to sanctuary cities

President Trump told a Green Bay, Wisconsin, rally Saturday that his administration is sending undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities.

“Last month alone, 100,000 illegal immigrants arrived at our borders, placing a massive strain on communities … and public resources, like nobody has ever seen before. Now we’re sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much. They ain’t too happy about it. I’m proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea.”

The state of play: The Department of Homeland Security has yet to announce the sanctuary cities plan. Senior White House officials and immigration lawyers have told Axios U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wouldn’t have enough funds for it and there’d be major liabilities if anyone got hurt during transfers.

  • The Democratic National Committee said on Twitter that Trump’s migrant remarks were “disgusting.”

The big picture: Trump covered a range of issues at the rally in Wisconsin — a key battleground state — held the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Key topics included:

  • The U.S. economy’s strength (The Commerce Department said Friday gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019.).
  • Condemnation for “the evil of anti-Semitism and hate” and condolences for the California synagogue shooting victims.
  • Defense of deals with Saudi Arabia: “You had people wanting to cut off Saudi Arabia,” Trump told the crowd. “They bought $450 billion. I don’t want to lose them.”
  • Democrats’ efforts to pursue his administration in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation findings — which Trump called the “collusion delusion.”
  • Personal attacks on potential Democratic presidential rivals, including front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
  • Former FBI and Justice Department officials, whom he called “scum.”

Source: Trump tells Wisconsin rally: We’re sending migrants to sanctuary cities

Trump: ‘Faith and Family, Not Government and Bureaucracy, Are the Center of American Life’

Pres. Trump hugs son, Baronn (Screenshot)

Americans worship God, not government, President Donald Trump said Friday in an address to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

In his speech, Trump declared that “faith and family” constitute the foundation of life in America:

“We know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. Above all else, we know this: in America, we don’t worship government; we worship God.”

President Trump also listed several principles Americans support. Among them, is the belief that parents should teach their children to love their country, honor its history, and respect its flag.

“We believe in the rule of law and we will always protect and defend the constitution of the United States. There are some people that are running right now, I don’t think that have that number one on their list.

“We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we believe in the right to self-defense and the right to protect your family, your community and your loved ones. We believe in the wisdom of our founders. We believe in freedom and liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.

“We know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life. And, above all else, we know this: in America, we don’t worship government; we worship God.

“Every day of my administration, we are taking power out of Washington, D.C. and returning it to the American people, where it belongs. And you see it now better than ever. With all of the resignations of bad apples. They are bad apples. They tried for a coup; it didn’t work out so well. And I did not need a gun for that one, did I?”

Source: Trump: ‘Faith and Family, Not Government and Bureaucracy, Are the Center of American Life’

New Revelation: The Corruption Is Leading Right Back To The ‘Scandal-Free’ Obama White House | RedState

Former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Chicago. The conference comes after President Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris agreement. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Hill’s John Solomon has uncovered new information which provides one more indication that much of the conspiracy to take down President Trump originated from the Obama White House.

Solomon reported that, in January 2016, the White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington under the pretense of coordinating their nation’s ongoing anti-corruption efforts. (At this time, DNC consultant Ukrainian-American Alexandria Chalupa was warning Democrats that Trump was likely to tap Paul Manafort to run his campaign. I wrote about this here and here.)

Solomon wrote:

The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ).

The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included two politically hot investigations: one that touched Vice President Joe Biden’s family and one that involved a lobbying firm linked closely to then-candidate Trump.

Solomon spoke to a former Ukrainian Embassy officer, Andrii Telizhenko, who said, “U.S. officials kept talking about how important it was that all of our anti-corruption efforts be united.”

The Americans told Telizhenko they were interested in reopening an investigation about improper payments to GOP lobbyist Paul Manafort from Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych who belonged to Ukraine’s Russia-backed Party of Regions. The FBI had closed this case in 2014. (Manafort’s firm had long been connected to Roger Stone.)

Telizhenko and other attendees “recalled DOJ officials asking investigators from Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) if they could help locate new evidence about the Party of Regions’ payments and its dealings with Americans.” Telizhenko told Solomon. “It was definitely the case that led to the charges against Manafort and the leak to U.S. media during the 2016 election.”

Solomon points out:

That makes the January 2016 meeting one of the earliest documented efforts to build the now-debunked Trump-Russia collusion narrative and one of the first to involve the Obama administration’s intervention.

Needless to say, none of the officials Solomon reached out to for confirmation agreed to comment.

Shortly after this meeting, Telizhenko saw signs of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. In May 2016, two months after Manafort became Trump’s campaign chairman, information about the existence of the incriminating Party of Regions’ “black ledger” was released by NABU.

Then, in August 2016, information indicating that a $12 million cash payment had allegedly been made to Manafort was released which forced Manafort to resign immediately and lent credence to the theory that Trump’s campaign was indeed colluding with the Russians.

Nazar Kholodnytskyy, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, told Solomon that, “Somebody kept this black ledger secret for two years and then showed it to the public and the U.S. media. It was extremely suspicious.” He said he had explicitly instructed

NABU investigators who were working with American authorities not to share the ledger with the media.

I ordered the detectives to give nothing to the mass media considering this case. Instead, they had broken my order and published themselves these one or two pages of this black ledger regarding Paul Manafort.

For me it was the first call that something was going wrong and that there is some external influence in this case. And there is some other interests in this case not in the interest of the investigation and a fair trial.

Solomon also spoke to Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Ukraine prosecutor general’s international affairs office, who said that, “shortly after Ukrainian authorities returned from the Washington meeting, there was a clear message about helping the Americans with the Party of the Regions case.”

Solomon reported that Kulyk said Ukrainian authorities had evidence that other Western figures, such as former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, also received money from Yanukovych’s party. But the Americans weren’t interested: “They just discussed Manafort. This was all and only what they wanted. Nobody else.”

A Ukrainian court in December concluded NABU’s release of the ledger was an illegal attempt to influence the U.S. election. And a member of Ukraine’s parliament has released a recording of a NABU official saying the agency released the ledger to help Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”

Telizhenko said that Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company which was under investigation for “improper foreign transfers of money,” was also discussed at the January 2016 meeting. Bank records show that a firm co-owned by Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, had allegedly received over $3 million in payments in 2014 and 2015 from Burisma for his consulting services and for his service as a board member.

And here is the most damning request the Americans made of the Ukrainians at this meeting:

According to Telizhenko, U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over. The Ukrainians did not agree. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016, as I previously reported. The Burisma case was transferred to NABU, then shut down.

Solomon warns that “Ukraine is riddled with corruption, Russian meddling and intense political conflicts, so one must carefully consider any Ukrainian accounts.”

Never the less, Telizhenko’s claims are supported by DOJ documents, “including communications involving Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr, his wife, Nellie, and ex-British spy Christopher Steele.”

Nellie Ohr was hired by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS to help dig up dirt for the infamous Steele dossier. Solomon reports that “DOJ emails show Nellie Ohr on May 30, 2016, directly alerted her husband and two DOJ prosecutors specializing in international crimes to the discovery of the “black ledger” documents that led to Manafort’s prosecution.”

Nellie Ohr wrote: “Reported Trove of documents on Ukrainian Party of Regions’ Black Cashbox. Attaching a news article on the announcement of NABU’s release of the documents.”

Also at this time, Bruce Ohr and Steele were trying to obtain information from Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who had a soured business relationship with Manafort. In notes written following his meetings with Steele, Ohr wrote that Deripaska was “almost ready to talk” about the money that “Manafort stole.”

The FBI met with Deripaska in September 2016 to ask if he “could help prove Manafort was helping Trump collude with Russia. Deripaska laughed off the notion as preposterous.”

Day by day, the evidence of the Obama administration efforts to build the case of collusion against Trump accumulate. What is necessary is for a team of investigation to bring it all together and lay it out in chronological order and fill in the blanks. I have no doubt that William Barr is currently on it.

Solomon concludes that what has “already been confirmed by Ukrainians looks a lot more like assertive collusion with a foreign power than anything detailed in the Mueller report.”

I think we can all agree on that.

Source: New Revelation: The Corruption Is Leading Right Back To The ‘Scandal-Free’ Obama White House