Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

May 10 Ready to Receive

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5:5–9

Key Verses: 1 Peter 5:6–7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Your morning begins with a problem. You turn on the shower but no water comes out. In frustration, you pick up the phone to call the repairman. However, when you dial the number, no one answers the phone. Now you have reached your breaking point. But your anger is justified, isn’t it? After all, you need a solution to your problem, and you need it right now.

In our fast-paced world, we have become accustomed to receiving messages, money, packages, and answers almost instantaneously. This may be why it is difficult for so many Christians to wait upon the Lord. When we lift our prayers to Him, we oftentimes treat God like the faucet repairman—He should be ready and waiting to fix our problems in a moment’s notice.

Though God is always with us through the presence of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16), He answers our prayers in a time frame determined by His divine will and plan for our lives (1 Peter 5:6–7).

Why does He do this? It is not to make our lives more difficult. Instead, it is to encourage us to trust Him and to rely upon Him completely. God is faithful to answer our prayers, but His answers come when we are truly ready to receive them.

When you feel anxious about an unanswered prayer, don’t give up or get angry. Rather, seek God with a patient heart, and trust His timing.

Lord, I am finite and impatient. I am used to instant responses. Help me to wait on You, and in the waiting, understand that You operate outside our time frame.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 137). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

May 10 The Real War

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:35–39

Key Verse: Galatians 5:17

The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

War changes the tenor of men and nations. During the Persian Gulf War, residents of the countries represented by the coalition forces were transfixed for weeks. Both citizens and soldiers were alert to the slightest developments, keenly aware that the next maneuver could mean victory or defeat, life or death. When the conflict concluded, concern gradually diminished, and life returned to the ordinary routine for most.

Every believer in Jesus Christ is involved in a fierce spiritual struggle. Unlike soldiers in wars that begin and end, we face an incessant foe in the devil who never relaxes his evil desires. Thus, we can never let down our guard against Satan’s weapons of doubt and deception. He cannot affect our eternal destiny, for that has been secured by Christ’s death and resurrection; but he certainly can disrupt our present state of affairs with his rebellious scheming.

Be alert. Be vigilant. Be disciplined. You are in a fight of faith, a real war with casualties of great proportions. Wake up each morning with your game face on, and engage the enemy with confident faith.

Almighty God, I realize I am in an ongoing fight of faith. Help me be alert, vigilant, and disciplined—ready to engage the enemy with confident faith.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 137). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

May 10 The Fear of God

Scripture reading: Isaiah 66:1–2

Key verses: Isaiah 11:2

The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,

The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The Spirit of counsel and might,

The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

The fear of God is a subject that draws little attention today. Many misinterpret its implications while others believe it to be an Old Testament revelation that no longer applies under the new law of grace.

Understood properly, however, the fear of God revitalizes our worship, heightens our often low view of God, and sensitizes us to the true nature of evil. A right concept of the fear of God involves a sense of awe and wonder at the majesty of God.

Fearing God does not mean that we shake in horror but that we bow in adoration at His feet. Jesus is described in Isaiah as having “the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” (Isa. 11:2). Certainly, Jesus was not afraid of the Father, but He knew the awesome power and identity of the Eternal One.

Fearing God also leads us into a new hatred of evil. We tolerate sin in our lives because we are not fully aware of how vile it is in the eyes of a holy, just God.

How awesome is God in your eyes? How reverently do you treat His Word and His people? How humbly do you come into His presence? How menacing does sin appear? Ask God to give you a proper “fear of God” that steers you into the contrite spirit that God favors and blesses and inspires you to true praise and worship.

Lord, I come humbly into Your presence. Give me a contrite spirit that will release me to praise and worship You.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 137). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

‘Zuckerberg’s power is unprecedented and un-American’: Facebook CO-FOUNDER says…

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https://www.dailymail.co, By KEITH GRIFFITH

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has called for federal regulators to break up the company, saying that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is too powerful and that the company is an effective monopoly.

‘It is time to break up Facebook,’ Hughes, who was Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate, wrote in a searing op-ed for the New York Times on Thursday. ‘Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American.’

Hughes, 35, helped build Facebook from the beginning, and was a key creator in products like the social network’s New Feed. He left the company in 2007 to join Barack Obama‘s first presidential campaign, and says he liquidated his Facebook stock in 2012.

Now, Hughes says he has watched with horror as the company he helped create has grown into a behemoth through the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, threatening to crush free speech and stifle competitive innovation.

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Giuliani heads to Kiev to push for probes into pro-Clinton ‘meddling’ & firm that hired Biden’s son

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is going to Kiev to advocate for inquiries that could help the reelection bid of his boss. Those include claims of Democratic “collusion” in 2016 and the alleged corruption of Joe Biden.

Source: Giuliani heads to Kiev to push for probes into pro-Clinton ‘meddling’ & firm that hired Biden’s son

CrossTalk on Christianity: Forgotten Persecution | RT Video

A recent report from the UK’s Foreign Office highlights in detail the persecution of Christians around the world. In the Middle East – the cradle of Christianity – Christians face extinction. Why is it deemed politically incorrect to defend the West’s foundational religion?

CIA Created ISIS According To Wikileaks Founder | ValueWalk

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According to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange the CIA created ISIS as a result of decisions made back in 1979. Wikileaks is known for having released thousands of classified US government communications. These releases have, at times, left agents of various US agencies in dangerous situations with their cover blown. The actions have also earned Assange the hatred of many high ranking US officials. However, his organization has never once had to recant a story they have released because it was not true.

CIA Created ISIS And al-Qaeda

In a report from Express.co we see that 2016 was indeed a year for information leaks. The November 2016 release from Wikileaks included communications from 1979 under the leadership of President Jimmy Carter. The documents, commonly known as the “Carter Cables” indicate that the United States helped arm Mujahideen in Afghanistan to help them fight the Soviets. The US poured billions of dollars into this project, and it fueled the creation of al-Qaeda. This in turn would lead to ISIS, which is why Assange claims the CIA created ISIS.

Documenting Evidence Backs Up Claims

Wikileaks released a total of 531,525 diplomatic cables from high ranking officials to support the claims. As always, the story has not had to be retracted, because the proof was made public. While no one really knows how Assange has managed to compile all the information and then get it into the public eye without getting caught, not everyone is thankful for it. While some Americans believe that he is doing the world a service by exposing the actions of government agencies, others prefer the information to remain hidden. For those who have found their safety compromised by his information releases, whether or not the CIA created ISIS isn’t a primary concern. Even with evidence that backs up his claims, Julian Assange often finds himself heavily criticized by media and government officials.

What Was The Role Of The US?

Assange explains how the CIA created ISIS by saying, “in the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world. The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilization of Afghanistan.” This destabilization led to Osama bin Laden leaving Saudi Arabia to aid the Mujahideen. Wikileaks release of the “Carter Cables” supports this fact.

It All Began In 1979

According to Wikileaks, the CIA created ISIS in 1979, although we would not actually hear the name until 30 years later. The chain of events is carefully documented with diplomatic communications, and there is no denying the US involvement in the Middle East. The actions of government agents and officials eventually caused the collapse of the Soviet Union, leading to the rise of al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Source: CIA Created ISIS According To Wikileaks Founder

Finding Freedom and Forgiveness from Sexual Sin | Lies Young Women Believe

by Kristen Clark | 5/10/19

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to teach at our church’s high school retreat. It was a fruitful (and . . . um . . . sanctifying) experience. After weeks of preparing for, praying over, and pouring our hearts into the sessions, we were so excited to finally teach them together. The retreat weekend arrived, and we found ourselves rushing to get out of the door. Feeling frazzled, frustrated, and slightly annoyed at each other, we headed on our way. ⁣

As the hour-long car ride stretched on, our disagreements and frustrations only worsened. And here’s the ironic part. We were scheduled to teach our first session that night, and it was literally on the topic of “Genuine Confession and Forgiveness.” Perfect.

Thankfully, our weeks of prepping actually equipped us for this very moment. ⁣

As we reached our destination, we both knew we couldn’t go inside yet. We needed to put into practice what we were about to preach. Swallowing our pride, we prayed together and asked God to give us hearts of humility and love for one another. As we talked things out, we were able to pursue genuine confession and forgiveness right there on the spot. ⁣⁣

Being a Christian isn’t about being perfect. It’s about being genuine enough to admit when you sin, seek authentic reconciliation, and then move forward in Christ-centered forgiveness. Confession isn’t something we like to talk about because it can seem negative and gloomy. However, when understood from a biblical perspective, it’s actually a beautiful thing. Genuine confession is a crucial element of living an authentic Christian life.

Lay Down the Burden

As we’ve talked about God’s design for sexuality this past week, you may have some things weighing heavy on your heart. You may have some past regrets that haven’t been dealt with yet. Sister, I want you to know that there is no sin too great for the cross of Jesus to cover. Don’t carry these burdens alone any longer. Bring your sexual sin to Jesus in genuine repentance, and He will forgive you.

As I say in my new book, Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart:

For each of us, the first step toward victory from sin is to recognize that we have sinned against God and are in need of His forgiveness. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Our God is full of grace and forgiveness, willing to receive and forgive any who seek Him.

God calls us to genuine confession because true joy is found in Christ through the forgiveness of our sins. As one author says on the Desiring God blog, “Confession of sin, ultimately, is the application of the gospel.”

We are all sinners and will inevitably sin against God and one another. Confessing our sins to God not only restores our relationship with Him, it also restores our relationship with those we’ve sinned against. Confession begins with a humble acknowledgment of our sin before God. It leads us down the path of faithfully pursuing reconciliation with others and asking for their forgiveness.

Our Good Prosecuting Attorney

Confession fuels our gratitude for Christ and reminds us that He died in our place and bore the punishment for our sin.

Psalm 32:1–5 paints a powerful picture for us:

Blessed [happy] is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

This passage makes it extremely clear that confessing our sin and being honest about it leads to true joy. This psalm also makes it clear that unconfessed sin and hidden sin will lead to sorrow and even physical pain.

The guilt and shame we feel regarding our sexual sin is God’s way of helping us pursue confession and freedom. In fact, one of the roles the Holy Spirit plays in our lives is to convict us of our sin in order to lead us toward repentance and truth (John 16:8). The word “convict” is actually a translation of the Greek word elencho, which means “to convince someone of the truth.” As one author put it, “The Holy Spirit acts as our personal prosecuting attorney by exposing evil, reproving evil, and convincing us that we need a Savior.”

When we’re convicted of sin, we need to be intentional to respond quickly to the Holy Spirit’s promptings. Putting it off or ignoring our sin could lead to a hardened heart, a seared conscience, or feelings of indifference toward sin. Plus, it keeps us from experiencing true joy in Christ.

As challenging as confession may be, God is calling each one of us to be faithful in this area for our own good and His glory. True Christianity isn’t pretending that everything is fine but being honest about our sin struggles and confessing them to God and others.

There was a time in my life as a teen when I struggled with lustful, sexual sin and wasn’t honest about it. This went on for several years, and I began to lack genuine joy in Christ as a result. It wasn’t until I confessed my sin to God (and got help from others) that I truly experienced freedom. I can personally attest to what Psalm 32 says about finding joy and happiness in being forgiven!

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Confess and Cling

Sister, don’t hold onto sexual sin. In the end, it’s not worth it. I want to personally encourage you to take some time today to genuinely examine your heart before the Lord. Do you have any unconfessed sin that needs to be dealt with between you and God? Have you sinned against someone else and need to pursue reconciliation with them? Remember, confession may be hard in the moment, but you will find true joy in Christ on the other side.

Cling to the promises of 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Hallelujah!

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David Horowitz: We Are Marching to a One Party State… One Person’s Dissent Is Another Person’s Hate Speech (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Twitter suspended David Horowitz from the Freedom Center on Tuesday.
Horowitz was the latest conservative banned or suspended by the far left media giant.

We are witnessing the elimination of conservatism from the public square.
And Republicans do NOTHING!

The David Horowitz Freedom Center was founded in 1968. The David Horowitz Freedom Center is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.

This was a stunning move by the tech giants. The Freedom Center works to defend free societies. Twitter doesn’t respect this.

On Tuesday night David Horowitz was back on Twitter. David said Twitter emailed him that it was a mistake.

David Horowitz said he doesn’t believe it was a glitch.

On Friday David Horowitz joined Stuart Varney on Varney and Co. after his Twitter account was suspended earlier this week.

Horowitz told Varney,

“Democrats think if you disagree with them on anything it’s hate speech. If you want borders, you’re a racist… One person’s dissent is another person’s hate speech… We are marching to a one party state.”

David Horowitz is the author of “Dark Agenda, the War to Destroy Christian America.”

Via Varney and Co.:

via David Horowitz: We Are Marching to a One Party State… One Person’s Dissent Is Another Person’s Hate Speech (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Devin Nunes Discusses James Comey Recent Comments…. — The Last Refuge

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes discusses James Comey’s recent comments and the ongoing efforts against Attorney General Bill Barr.

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The full James Comey town hall event is below:

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Beth Moore’s Journey From Women’s Bible Teacher to Full Blown Feminist — Pulpit & Pen

Beth Moore, who once held to the Biblical position regarding gender roles, has been on a social media tirade for the last several days, attacking all Christians and churches who don’t believe women should be preaching to men. Far from her humble beginnings when she was first promoted by the Southern Baptist publishing house, LifeWay Christian Resources, Moore is now ruthlessly attacking the position of Southern Baptists and other evangelical Christians who helped to give her a start.

Moore was first marketed to evangelicals by LifeWay as a female Bible teacher who produced material exclusively for women. As Moore’s prominence grew, discerning believers noticed that she quickly went from teaching to what can only be described as preaching. However tough to swallow for those who believe in Biblical gender roles, this evolution in Moore’s ministry went almost altogether unchallenged because she preached to primarily to women.

However, Moore then began to teach men. Moore started out as an aerobics instructor (a calling for which she is infinitely more suitable) within the church (megachurches have such things) and then became a female Sunday School teacher. However, men would show up in the class as she describes:

Read more: Beth Moore’s Journey From Women’s Bible Teacher to Full Blown Feminist — Pulpit & Pen

Franklin Graham: ‘Crisis’ is on you, Speaker Pelosi | WND

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a news conference Jan. 17, 2019 (video screenshot)

Evangelist Franklin Graham has a message for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

That “constitutional crisis” she and her fellow Democratic Party members have been talking about? It’s all on her.

“For once, I agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – our country is in a constitutional crisis,” Graham, the CEO of the Samaritan’s Purse global Christian ministry, said on Facebook.

“However, I strongly disagree with her on the cause. I put the blame at her feet and those in the Democratic Party who follow her, along with many in the media,” he wrote.

“For the last two years all we have heard about was Russian collusion. After the Mueller report was released, Speaker Pelosi and her followers just cannot accept the fact that no collusion was found. She is the leading cause of this crisis. It might be good for Speaker Pelosi to listen to her fellow Democrat, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, who said after the Mueller report was released – It’s time to move on!”

The Democrats’ declaration of a “constitutional crisis” came this week after a House committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

While Barr was under no legal obligation to release Mueller’s report, he released nearly all of it, with the exception of material protected in the interest of national security and ongoing investigations, and grand jury proceedings.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., demanded, however, that he provide that material to Congress.

When Barr refused, Democrats voted for the contempt citation.

Nadler also then claimed there is now a “constitutional crisis,” and Pelosi said,“Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office.”

However, she would not say whether or not she will hold a House vote on the Barr citation from Nadler’s committee.

Source: Franklin Graham: ‘Crisis’ is on you, Speaker Pelosi

CHRISLAM IN CHICAGO: Louis Farrakhan Preaches Sermon On The ‘Satanic Jews’ At Saint Sabina Catholic Church, Priest Calls Farrakhan A ‘Prophetic Voice’ — Now The End Begins

Minister Louis Farrakhan doubled down on past polarizing statements in an impassioned and wide-ranging speech Thursday evening, just one week after Facebook permanently banned him from its social media platforms for violating the tech giant’s policies on hate speech.

Have you heard this one? So, a Jew-hating Muslim walks into a Catholic Church in Chicago, is welcomed with open arms by the Catholic priest who kisses him, then the priest gives him the Jew-hating Muslim the pulpit to preach. The Jew-hating Muslim winds up his sermon by ranting against the ‘satanic Jews’. Huge applause. Pretty funny, right? What’s the punchline to this sick joke? No punchline, it happened last night at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago.

“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” Qu’ran 5:51 (KJV)

What’s more disgusting? The fiery anti-semitic garbage that sludges out of the mouth of Louis Farrakhan, or the fact that he preached that garbage in the pulpit of a Catholic Church at the invitation of the Catholic priest who calls Farrakhan a ‘prophetic voice’? Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together. I guess that’s what Pope Francis was kissing Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb on the mouth back in February while signing a peace covenant with him and Islam.

At St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago, hate preacher Louis Farrakhan refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ in defiant response to Facebook ban

FROM CHICAGO SUN TIME: Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, spoke at the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s St. Sabina Church amid heavy criticism of both men — Farrakhan for his past anti-Semitic and homophobic comments, and Pfleger for welcoming the divisive figurehead into his church.

“I’m here to separate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews,” Farrakhan preached at the end of what had been a largely uncontroversial speech. “I have not said one word of hate. I do not hate Jewish people. Not one that is with me has ever committed a crime against the Jewish people, black people, white people. As long as you don’t attack us, we won’t bother you.

“The enemy is so hateful of me,” Farrakhan said to thunderous applause from the packed church pews. “I have never been arrested. No drunken driving. What have I done that you hate me like that?”

Louis Farrakhan spent most of his speech speaking about injustices done to black people throughout history and especially in the United States. The minister said he was not trying to take anything away from white people and should not be considered racist for pointing out the struggles African Americans have faced.

Farrakhan, who turns 86 on Saturday, was banned last Thursday from all of Facebook’s social media platforms — including Instagram — as part of the company’s efforts to rid its websites of hate speech and “dangerous” people and organizations.

“I am dangerous,” a defiant Farrakhan said Thursday. “But I’m not dangerous on my own. God named me dangerous to Satan and his vermin. I used that platform with respect,” Farrakhan said. “I never allowed those who follow me to become vile as those who speak evil of us.”

Hate Preacher Louis Farrakhan Given Pulpit At Chicago Catholic Church

The website did not say exactly what led to the crackdown other than that Farrakhan violated its existing policies. The company said it has “always banned” people or groups that proclaim a violent or hateful mission or are engaged in acts of hate or violence, regardless of political ideology.

Farrakhan’s official Facebook and Instagram pages had more than 1 million “likes” and followers before they were removed. His Twitter account, with more than 336,000 followers, remained active.

Pfleger, introducing his “brother and friend” Farrakhan, called attacks on himself and the minister hypocritical.

“This past week, I have been cursed at, received an overwhelming amount of hate calls, emails, hateful Facebook postings,” Pfleger said. “It is interesting to me that those who accuse him of hate have been so hateful this past week. Oh, the hypocrisy.”

“It is dangerous to me when we begin to stop free speech and seek to silence prophetic voices,” Pfleger said. “There are many who say they do not like Minister Farrakhan because all they have heard is various sound bites. Perhaps that is why Facebook wanted to ban him — to keep people from hearing his whole talk, his entire message and the truth that he seeks to teach us.

“Minister Farrakhan has been a bold voice against injustice done against black people in this country, and his voice deserves and needs to be heard,” Pfleger said. “I love my brother,” Farrakhan said of Pfleger. “In fact, we kissed when I came up here. This is not queer. This is straight up love.” READ MORE

via CHRISLAM IN CHICAGO: Louis Farrakhan Preaches Sermon On The ‘Satanic Jews’ At Saint Sabina Catholic Church, Priest Calls Farrakhan A ‘Prophetic Voice’ — Now The End Begins

Omar, Tlaib and AOC Carrying on Obama’s Poisonous Hate America Legacy

Meanwhile, Obama’s ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ lives on in the Deep State, represented by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib in a never-ending waking nightmare


Omar, Tlaib and AOC Carrying on Obama’s Poisonous Hate America LegacyIf only Barack Obama had been a one-of instead of a trend setter legitimizing Hatred of America right from the Oval Office.

Lacking the courage and too cunning by half to say he stood for the “destruction”  of America, he called it the “Fundamental Transformation of America” and soon after his election began misrepresenting what America has long stood for in speeches—paid for by its enemies.

Read more: Omar, Tlaib and AOC Carrying on Obama’s Poisonous Hate America Legacy

“I Will Not Yield” – In Epic Rant, Jim Jordan Accuses Dems Of Sweeping ‘Spygate’ Coverup | ZeroHedge News

As Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee – led by Chairman Jerry Nadler – voted to hold AG William Barr in contempt on Wednesday, one Republican wasn’t having it.

During a heated diatribe during the vote, Jordan refused to yield and instead accused Democrats of trying to punish Barr for vowing to expose skullduggery by the Democrats and the Deep State during the campaign – particularly as it pertains to the provenance of the Russia collusion probe.

When it came his turn to speak, Jordan laid out everything Barr had said about his efforts to investigate exactly how the Russia probe was initiated, and look into suspicions that senior FBI and DoJ officials colluded with the Democrats to create an “insurance policy” to stop Trump. Jordan accused the Democrats of trying to punish Barr for simply following the law, while covering up for the FBI’s malfeasance and politically motivated interference.

“He’s going to get to the bottom of everything, he’s going to find out how and why this investigation started in the first place. Never mind what he said three and a half weeks ago when he testified before the Senate Finance Committee. He said four very interest things: First he said there was a failure of leadership at the upper echelon of the FBI.”

Out of everything Barr has said during his appearances before Congress over the last month, Jordan focused on one: Barr’s claim that he has found evidence suggesting that “spying did occur,” and that said spying may have been politically motivated – a reference to what has become known as “spygate”.

“Second thing he said…spying did occur. Third, he said, there’s a basis for my concern about the spying that took place. And maybe the most interest thing – two terms he used that frankly I find frightening – he said in his judgment that it looks like there might have been unauthorized surveillance and political surveillance.”

During his speech, Jordan cited a 2017 interview with Senator Chuck Schumer on the Rachel Maddow show where he said “if you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday for getting back at you.”

As far as Jordan can tell, the intelligence community took two concrete steps to try and get back at Trump for all of his deep state rhetoric.

“I don’t know if the FBI went after Trump in six ways, but they sure went after him in two ways. One was the dossier…the FBI used one party’s oppo research to get a warrant from a secret court to spy on another campaign.”

“When they went to the court they didn’t tell the court important things like who paid for it, that Christopher Steele had said he was desperate to stop Trump, and they didn’t tell them that Steele had been fired by the FBI because he was out talking to the press.”

The second was spying on the Trump campaign. To support this, Jordan referenced a New York Times story recounting an example of FBI spying on the Trump campaign.

“Second, just last Thursday, New York Times story, the FBI sent an investigator pretending to be somebody else to talk with George Papadopoulos who was working with the Trump campaign. You know what they call that? It’s called spying. Think about the term he used: Political surveillance.”

Asked to yield his time, Jordan replied “I will not yield.”

Unfortunately, Republicans weren’t able to stop the contempt vote from moving forward, but now that Trump has invoked executive privilege to protect the unredacted Mueller report and any related materials – which Democrats had demanded Barr release to them.

Watch Jordan’s speech below:

Source: “I Will Not Yield” – In Epic Rant, Jim Jordan Accuses Dems Of Sweeping ‘Spygate’ Coverup

Weekly Watchman for 05/10/2019

Comments and Questions

As usual, we have way too many questions and comments to get to in one show. But here we go! Topics we touch on today include:Word-faith, prosperity gospel (blog on the subject mentioning Joel Osteen here)Mindfulness for children implemented in many public schools Would the so-called “Equality Act” pass the House and Senate, and do you think would Trump veto it? Home churches – how to start one and do it biblically A frustrated pastor getting resistance from elders and church members for addressing “social issues”Old earth or young earth? Hebrew Roots movement

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A Confused and Lost Generation?

The human mind, created beautifully by God but corrupted by sin, is subject to believing lies are truth if the lie is reinforced often enough.  Today’s generation of young people have been continuously lied to by Hollywood, the media, and a public education system that denies the glory of God. Too many are being indoctrinated into a life of futility and hopelessness because they are looking for meaning and security everywhere except God and His Word.Tyler Geffeny of Ratio Christi Ministries speaks at conferences and churches worldwide challenging and equipping Christians to become better biblical apologists to reach young people with the hope of Jesus Christ in a world that leads many to pursue self gratification.  Tyler joins Mike and David to discuss current trends and the agendas the church is up against, especially in the American university system.

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Joel Osteen and Deceptive Prosperity Preaching

When one of the most popular Christian leaders in America focuses more on personal growth, self-improvement, and positive thinking than on the essential doctrines of the faith such as repentance from sin, sanctification, and the atoning work of Jesus Christ, there’s a problem. The prosperity gospel preached by men such as Joel Osteen has been described as biblically anemic theology. And millions have fallen for it.

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When Church Becomes A Business

This morning we look at the continued fallout from a couple of Chicago area megachurches that allowed secular principles and techniques to influence how they conduct church. Harvest Bible Church is reeling from the financial corruption of now dismissed Pastor James McDonald while Willow Creek is back in the news as liberal Democrat Senator Cory Booker is under fire from the LGBTQ community for speaking at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit a few years back.

In our first segment we visit with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss activity and strategy within the Wisconsin legislature. Pro-life legislation is being proposed knowing radical WI Governor Tony Evers will veto it. Is there a plan behind passing legislation that has little to no chance of being enacted?

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A Frustrating and Disappointing Life?

We all get frustrated or disappointed with life at times.  Things do not go as well as we think they should or as well as we think we deserve.  The world tells us we can have our “best life now” and that the world is there for our pleasure and enjoyment, and when it doesn’t work out that way we feel the frustration of life’s daily challenges and obstacles.As disciples of Jesus Christ our attitude should be different.  God’s Word tells us that Jesus has overcome the world on our behalf…so why do we still struggle with life’s challenges and disappointments?  Could it be that our expectations of God are arrogant and self-serving?  Could it be that we have not taken the time to really know the God we claim to worship and trust?Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute joins Mike and Crash to discuss how a lack of knowing and trusting in God’s nature and character can lead to a life of frustration, depression or even defeat.

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The Importance of Israel in Biblical Prophecy

Where can we get the truth about attacks against Israel? Are they provoking these attacks? In the last 24 hours, more than 600 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. The death toll is rising. And it seems what often makes the news is when Israel retaliates. The U.S. is moving a powerful naval armada into the Middle East to send a strong message to Muslim nations should they consider attacking Israel once again.Israel and specifically, Jerusalem is at the front and center of end times biblical prophecy, yet a growing number of Christians are ignorant of its importance or about God’s promises to protect Israel even in the midst of their rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.Pastor and best-selling author Carl Gallups has studied Bible prophecy in depth and written several books about the rise of false gods in these final days, culminating with the coming temporary reign of Anti-Christ.

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Rebroadcast From February – Q&A Friday

Thank you for your prayers and faithful giving. Even though our local phone provider had service issues our last day of our Q-Drive fundraiser, we met our goal.  Mike and David have the morning off, so it’s a repeat broadcast from February 22, 2019 today.  Thanks again for your prayers, giving, and sharing Stand Up […]

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May 10, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

Ver. 28.—And there came a man of God [Whether this is the same person as the “prophet” of vers. 13, 22, is not quite clear. The difference in the designation (see note on ch. 13:1 and p. 303) would lead us to suppose that a different messenger was meant. It is true the Hebrew has the article “the man of God” (LXX. ὁ ἄνθρωπος τοῦ θεοῦ), but אִיּשׁ הָאֱלֹהִים (see Judg. 13:6; Deut. 33:1). is often hardly distinguishable from the same words without the article], and spake [Heb. said, same word as below] unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians [Heb. Syria, but with a plural verb] have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. [It was partly for the instruction of Israel, and to confirm their wavering faith in Jehovah (see ver. 13), that this deliverance was wrought. But it was also that neighbouring nations might learn His power, and that His name might be magnified among the heathen.][1]


20:28 — “Because the Syrians have said, ‘The Lord is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,’ therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

God delivered the massive enemy army into the hands of wicked Ahab, not because of Ahab, but because of God. He wanted to show the world that the Lord God reigns over all the earth.[2]


20:28 god of the hills … not a god of the valleys. God intends to refute the Syrians’ false notions about him.

20:28 God’s desire to magnify his glory enables Ahab to defeat Ben-hadad twice (see vv. 19–21). The victory in battle prefigures the final victory of Christ and his army (Rev. 19:11–21).[3]


20:28 the man of God This title identifies a prophet or messenger of God. Here, it might refer to the same prophet mentioned in vv. 13, 22.

a god of the valleys Refers to v. 23.[4]


[1] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). 1 Kings (p. 488). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[2] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (1 Ki 20:28). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[3] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 638). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[4] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (1 Ki 20:28). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

May 10, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump said on Friday he was in “absolutely no rush” to finalize a trade agreement with China as negotiators from both countries prepared to continue talks in Washington, in a sign that discussions could go past this week.

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing Co executive, as his defense secretary, the White House said on Thursday, breaking with tradition by choosing someone who made a career at a top defense company as Pentagon chief.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Russia on May 12-14, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was being detained for refusing to testify before a grand jury, was released on Thursday and immediately summoned to appear before a new grand jury next week, her lawyers said.

Alabama’s state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after disagreement arose on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated by rape and incest to have a legal abortion.

At least 50 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the UN migration agency said.

Sri Lanka’s army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks has been contained and the security services have dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings.

American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar.

Syria received its first foreign oil supplies for six months last week, with the arrival of two shipments including one from Iran, a source familiar with Iranian oil shipments said, easing the war-torn country’s fuel crisis.

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system.

The commander overseeing U.S. naval forces in the Middle East told Reuters on Thursday that American intelligence showing a threat from Iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz, if needed.

AP Top Stories

A vigil held Wednesday evening to recognize the victims and heroes of the shooting earlier this week at a Colorado high school turned into a political protest after some students in attendance expressed frustration with the tone and focus of the speeches.

Conflict forced more than 10 million people to flee their homes to live elsewhere within their own country last year, bringing the total number of people internally displaced by violence to 41.3 million, a record high.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Friday he was open to accept a U.S. military intervention to help manage the political emergency in his country.

More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.

American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez Canal Thursday, Egyptian authorities said, as a US strike group heads towards the Gulf amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

The US Navy has ended operations assisting Japan’s search for a stealth fighter jet that crashed in the Pacific, after some of its debris was recovered.

BBC

Israel now produces most of its drinking water from sea water, and other parts of the region are looking to do the same. But there are concerns about environmental damage caused by the shortage of rainfall and some desalination processes.

Four foreign hostages have been freed by French forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso, the French government said. Two of those released are French. The other two are said to be an American woman and a South Korean woman.

Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has unveiled a mock-up of a new lunar lander spacecraft that aims to take equipment and humans to the Moon by 2024.

Three Venezuelan opposition members of parliament have taken shelter in foreign embassies after losing their congressional immunity. They are among 10 lawmakers stripped of immunity after the Supreme Court said they should be investigated for conspiracy, rebellion and treason.

Jean-Jacques Savin, A 72-year-old French adventurer, is on the Caribbean island of Martinique after successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean (2,800 miles in 122 days at sea) in a barrel-shaped orange capsule. He used ocean currents alone to propel the capsule across the Atlantic.

Nearly 900 children who were part of a militia helping to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been freed, the UN says In a statement, it says that 106 girls were among the 894 children released by the pro-government Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) “as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children”.

People in Europe are snatching more than their fair share of the world’s resources. A report says Europeans emit too much carbon, eat too much food, use large amounts of timber and occupy too much built space.

WND

On the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden said the United States has an “obligation” to provide health care for illegal immigrants.


Mid-Day Snapshot · May 10, 2019

The Foundation

“Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” —James Madison (1791)

Time to Break Up Facebook? Cofounder Says Yes

Hughes sees a monopoly in social media, but he calls for more government control over speech.


Socialists Come for Your Credit Cards

Sanders and AOC team up to limit interest rates … and choices for consumers.


Dems Blame Trump, Credit Obama for Economy

If they can’t get the recession they hope for, they’ll credit Obama for the good times.


China ‘Broke’ Deal on U.S. Trade Talks

Trump calls out Beijing’s attempt to sneakily change the deal in its favor.


Federal Student Loans: From ‘Profitable’ to Indebted

Instead of $114 billion in revenue, the CBO now expects $31 billion in losses over 10 years.


Trump, Putin, and Venezuela

What’s the deal with the American and Russian presidents when it comes to Venezuela?


Freedom Is Not Free

Vietnam still provides lessons about the high cost of sustaining freedom.


Video: Understanding Socialism

Unlike capitalism, socialism is not about our individual happiness but envy of others.


Video: ‘Brave’ Pro-Abortion Politician Bullies Women

PA State Rep. Brian Sims went viral after filming himself harassing pro-life women.



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This Must Be Dealt With
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There Are No Trump Mysteries
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A Contrived Crisis
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News – 5/10/2019

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 jolts southern Japan, no tsunami warning
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday (May 10) but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake struck at 8.48am local time (7.48am Singapore time), with its epicentre off the coast of Miyazaki prefecture in the southern island of Kyushu at a depth of 20km, the agency said.

‘We’re in the End Times’: Why Satan Worship Is on the Rise in Pop Culture
“We’re not talking about a one- or two-minute scene in a short program,” she says. “The entire theme of the program is about seances, black cats, magic, Wicca. We’ve got Sabrina’s Sweet 16 party with the devil, Satan, showing up at her birthday party.” But it’s not just Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that’s glorifying witchcraft and glamorizing the devil. Griffin says Satan worship has infiltrated pop culture through music and social media too. She shares example after example of top celebrities who adhere to Satanism, wear occult clothing or brand themselves with Satanic symbols. But why are we seeing this sudden spike in Satan worship? “It’s because Satan has little time left,”

US Enacts New Iranian Sanctions, Denies Oil Waivers
Exactly one year after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the United States announced on Wednesday new sanctions on Tehran, and that it will not issue further waivers to countries over importing Iranian oil. The Trump administration said sanctions will target Iran’s aluminum, iron, copper and steel sectors. “It remains the policy of the United States to deny Iran all paths to both a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and to counter the totality of Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East,” Trump said in the order released on Wednesday.

Farrakhan talks of ‘Satanic Jews’ at Catholic church address
Denying accusations of anti-Semitism, Nation of Islam leader says he distinguishes between ‘good Jews’ and ‘Satanic Jews’. “I’m here to separate the good Jews from the Satanic Jews.” Pfleger, who introduced Farrakhan at the event, said he had received a wave of hate mail and angry phone calls over his decision to host Farrakhan, going on to call the Nation of Islam leader a “bold voice against injustice done against black people”.

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 9 May 2019
As of 7 May, a total of 1600 confirmed and probable EVD cases have been reported, of which 1069 died (case fatality of 67%). Of the total cases with recorded sex and age, 57% (907) were female and 30% (475) were children aged less than 18 years. The number of healthcare workers affected has risen to 97 (6% of total cases). 442 EVD patients who received care at Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) have been successfully discharged.

The FBI Has 850 Open Domestic Terrorism Investigations
“The velocity in which we are working our cases, both on the domestic terrorism side and the international terrorism side, with homegrown violent extremists, that velocity is much quicker than its ever been before,” Michael McGarrity, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, told the House Homeland Security Committee.

US has secret ‘ninja bomb’ blade-wielding missile to kill terrorists, avoid civilians
The Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have both used the missile – a modified Hellfire missile dubbed R9X – as a means to take out highly sought targets while minimizing civilian casualties, and safeguarding the missile’s secrecy, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The missile works in such precision due to its warhead that is designed not to explode, but to drive the missile through cars and buildings and straight into the target without ever injuring nearby persons or property.

FBI’s Steele Story Unravels – Claims Debunked, Leaks Suspected Before FISA Application
What makes this particularly damning is that the FBI swore on October 21, 2016 to the FISA judges that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,” and that the FBI deemed him to be “reliable” and was “unaware of any derogatory information pertaining” to the former British spy who was working for Fusion GPS – the firm paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to come up with dirt on Donald Trump.

Australia Allows CRISPR Editing Of Plants And Animals Without Government Approval
on April 10, the Australian government announced that it has approved the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool on plants, animals, and human cell lines under the condition that new genetic material is not created. This decision is the result of a massive review of the country’s regulation regarding gene editing technology.

Newly discovered “jumping” superbug gene threatens last-resort antibiotic
The significance of this discovery is predicated on the vital importance of the antiobotic this new gene was proven to help bacteria overcome. Colistin is regarded by the World Health Organization as a “highest priority critically important antimicrobial for human medicine,” due to its role as a last-resort antibiotic used by clinicians to treat infections caused by bacteria already resistant to other, less effective medicines.

World-first human treatment of antibiotic-resistant infection with genetically modified virus
Moving focus to the other patient’s bacterial strain, the team homed in on three potential phages. To increase their bacterial killing efficiency, two of the phages were genetically modified and then the three viruses were combined into a cocktail containing a billion phage particles per dose. The subsequent treatment was incredibly successful,…

Anti-Semitic attacks spike worldwide, killing most Jews in decades
Tel Aviv University researchers say assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, with Germany recording an unprecedented in recent years 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence; ‘Anti-Semitism has become mainstream and accepted by civil society’. “There is an increasing sense of emergency among Jews in many countries around the world,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing Jewish communities across the continent.

Dems, media in ‘full meltdown mode’ over Barr being held in contempt of Congress
Jesse Watters pointed to several members of the media and the Democratic Party he said were going into “meltdown mode” over Attorney General William Barr’s refusal to turn over the full and unredacted Mueller report to Congress.

Trump not ruling out military confrontation with Iran
Trump says he can’t rule out military confrontation with Iran given the heightened tensions between the two countries. “We have information that you don’t want to know about. They were very threatening and we have to have great security for this country and many other places,” he said, according to Reuters.

Jason Greenblatt says no peace plan leak, all speculation
The White House has denied earlier reports by Israel’s leading newspaper that the “deal of the century” has been leaked.

Supreme Court Says No to NYC’s Second Amendment–Avoidance Scheme
The Supreme Court saw through New York’s scheme. The Court denied the state’s request to delay briefing until New York resolved its rulemaking process. As a result, briefing will go forward on the first true Second Amendment case since McDonald v. Chicago.

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran
American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said. The US military said on Tuesday that a number of B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.

Police on high-alert in Jerusalem’s Old City as first Friday of Ramadan commences
Police took security measures and precautions, remaining on high alert over Friday, in and around the Old City of Jerusalem as visitors arrived and prayers commenced on Temple Mount for the first Friday of Ramadan. “Police units and Border Police have been mobilized in different parts of the Old City to allow thousands of people to make the area accessible, whilst preventing any incidents,” the Israel Police said in a media statement.

Trade war: Trump raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25% from 10%, and Beijing has vowed to retaliate. China says it “deeply regrets” the move and will have to take “necessary counter-measures.”

Iran nuclear deal: European powers reject ‘ultimatums’
European powers have said they remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal but that they “reject any ultimatums” from Tehran to prevent its collapse. Iran announced on Wednesday that it had suspended two commitments under the 2015 accord in response to the economic sanctions the US reimposed last year. It also threatened to step up uranium enrichment if it was not shielded from the sanctions’ effects within 60 days.

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate
Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth’s climate. It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth’s poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The centre is being created because of fears that current approaches will not on their own stop dangerous and irreversible damage to the planet.

U.S. seizes North Korean ship suspected of violating U.N. sanctions
The U.S. has seized a North Korean freighter that was caught shipping coal in violation of U.N. sanctions, the Justice Department revealed Thursday. The 17,000-ton cargo ship, called the Wise Honest, was stopped in Indonesia last year after it was found to be carrying coal. The ship’s captain was charged with violating Indonesian law, and last July, the U.S. filed an action to seize the ship, according to court papers.

French kissing could be unexplored cause of throat gonorrhea
Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK, but despite assumptions it can only be passed on through genital contact, new research suggests throat (oropharyngeal) gonorrhoea might be contracted through kissing alone. According to a study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, “deep kissing” (aka French kissing or kissing with tongues) might be a neglected route for spreading the infection…

‘Unprecedented’ 100,000 hit by European Measles outbreak spreading at ‘alarming’ rate
The World Health Organisation said the rise in cases was “unprecedented” for a preventable disease. They revealed they are rapidly ramping up their response to the outbreak, which has spread over two years, “based on the growing number of children and adults affected by and dying from the disease”. Measles is one of the leading causes of death in the world from a disease that can be cured by a vaccine.

Israel celebrates 71 years of independence
Celebrations for Israel’s 71st Independence Day began at Jerusalem’s Mt Herzl with the traditional Torch-Lighting Ceremony. IDF bands and flag bearers marched across the parade grounds forming Israel related symbols in highly choreographed fashion. The ceremony began with the Yizkor prayer recited by Shimon Baumel, brother of Zechariah Baumel whose remains were only recently repatriated to Israel 37 years after disappearing in battle in Lebanon.

First-Ever Record of 400 Years of El Ninos Shows They Really Are Getting More Brutal
The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first seasonal record distinguishing different types of El Niño events over the last 400 years.

Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France
A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 – 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years.

Coca-Cola Releases Crescent Moon Logo for Ramadan
Coca-Cola is set to launch a new logo in Norway dedicated to Muslims during the holy month known as Ramadan.

Brussels Buses Suspend Service To Islamic ‘No-Go’ Station, Citing Malaria, TB Outbreak
Bus drivers will no longer service a major Brussels station, trade unions have announced, citing a reported outbreak of diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, and scabies.

Offended By What Someone Said? Now You Can Report Them To Law Enforcement
Soon free speech will be a thing of the past in paranoid America. DIGIT Lab’s “Hate Incident Reporting” app promises to turn complete strangers into secret, hate speech/bias spies.

Google Sister Company Using SPLC Data To Develop Comment Moderation Engine
Jigsaw, the Alphabet subsidiary that began as the Google Ideas think tank, has been utilizing Southern Poverty Law Center datasets in the development of their Perspective API, a comment moderation engine, documents shared with The Daily Caller indicate.

Texas A&M Says WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS Are the Newest and Greatest Threat to America
Texas A&M groups are saying the WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS are the newest and greatest threat to America. This certainly sets the table for end times prophecies. Please share this with every WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST that you know…

Man in ‘amazing disguise’, 100 others arrested with enough fentanyl ‘to kill everyone in Brevard County’
It was a drug bust involving the seizure of enough fentanyl to kill every person in their county. On Wednesday, police in Brevard County, Florida arrested 100 people in a massive drug bust.

Microsoft Is Entering Journalists Personal Computers In An Attempt to Censor Their Investigations
As the Independent Media focuses on the Left’s extreme censorship on social media sites, there is a new brand of censorship that is appearing which threatens to cut the legs off of all Independent Media investigations. The Common Sense Show may be the first to report this phenomenon, but very soon, I expect the following to become an everyday occurance.

UN Elects Somalia, Congo to Women’s Rights Boards
The United Nations decided it would be a good idea to elect several countries with terrible track records on women’s rights to sit on boards that promote…women’s rights.

Pennsylvania School Stops Principal from Saying ‘God Bless America’ After Pledge
A Pennsylvania school district moved to ban a school principal from saying “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance when an anti-Christian group threatened to sue.


Headlines – 5/10/2019

Palestinian FM says US seeking to renew ties ahead of peace plan’s unveiling

Greenblatt: ‘settlements aren’t keeping Israel and the Palestinians from negotiating peace’

Greenblatt bashes Security Council, urges it to back Trump peace plan

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi Reiterates Support for Israel, Two-State Solution

Israeli Arab Lawmakers Lead ‘Nakba’ Demonstration Opposing Existence of State

Thousands of Israeli Arabs mark Palestinian ‘catastrophe’ of ’48 in annual march

Poway shooter told police the ‘Jewish people are destroying the white race’

Memphis judge shares link saying Jews should ‘get the f*** over the Holocaust’

Could desalination help prevent water wars in the Middle East?

Jordan again reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic challenges

Government forces capture strategic town northwest Syria

Doctors Move Operations Underground as Syrian Government Continues Offensive

Hezbollah blasts US over new Iran mining sanctions

US sanctions on Iran are ‘deliberately provocative,’ expert says

Trump’s top intelligence and military advisers held unusual meeting at CIA on Iran, officials say

Oil investors aren’t paying enough attention to this ‘red-hot’ conflict, says energy expert

U.S. Carrier Deployed to Deter Iran Passes Through Suez Canal

US threatens Iran with ‘swift, decisive’ action as tensions escalate

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action

Trump ‘open’ to Iran talks, but says John Kerry ‘tells them not to call’

Trump says John Kerry should be prosecuted under Logan Act

Iran’s atomic agency says it wants to put nuclear deal ‘back on track’

Iran nuclear deal: European powers reject ‘ultimatums’

Suicide bombing in Baghdad kills, wounds several civilians

Deposed Istanbul mayor vows ‘revolution’ for democracy

UN Security Council to meet on Libya amid offensive on Tripoli

As Sudan’s Uprising Grew, Arab States Used Secret Channels to Help Oust Bashir

Three convicted of terrorism over Australian mosque arson attack

North Korea fires two short-range missiles in second test in a week

‘Missiles like these will start the war’: North Korea tests showcase growing capability

North Korean ship used to illicitly transport coal is seized over sanctions violation, US announces

Venezuelan embassy goes dark as standoff intensifies on streets of Washington

Decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. sets off a Republican firefight

‘Not above the law’: Trump indictment in play after presidency, James Comey says

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos unveils plans for space colonization

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Miyazaki-shi, Japan

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Minas de Marcona, Peru

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Miyazaki-shi, Japan

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Nichinan, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Popondetta, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 28,000ft

Manam volcano on Papua New Guinea erupts to 18,000

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 10,000ft

May snowstorm breaks 117-year-old record in Minnesota

Record-breaking May winds over northern France

A torrent flooded areas near Houston Tuesday. More excessive rain is forecast through Saturday.

Houston Rains Bringing Floods Reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey, Water Rescues Begin Into the Night

‘It wasn’t this bad during Harvey’: Sugar Land hit hard by Tuesday’s storms

100-year flood closes Kansas Turnpike until further notice

Trump says administration secured ‘historic donation’ of HIV prevention drugs to help end epidemic

A bill backed by critics of vaccines that would require providers to give a patient a specific list of information about vaccines before administering them was shot down in a House Committee

Chaos erupts as Alabama Senate strips rape exception from abortion ban, delays vote

Hollywood Slow To React To Georgia “Heartbeat Bill” Signing, But Some Production Companies Vow To Boycott State

China ‘failing trans people’ as young attempt surgery on themselves – study

Transgender suspect asks court to use pronoun ‘he’ in Colorado school shooting case

Colo. House passes LGBT-inclusive sex ed bill blocking schools from teaching abstinence only

Calif. approves new sex ed guidance; critics say it is too explicit, morally corrupt

Anita Hill slams Biden in op-ed, claims Dem might have slowed #MeToo by decades

Pope Francis issues groundbreaking law requiring priests, nuns to report sex abuse, cover-up

Chinese Officials Warn: Christianity Causes ‘Enormous Harm’ to Society


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Cameroon pastor killed by military as violence against civilians continues in Anglophone crisis


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RenewAmerica Newsletter for May 10, 2019

May 9, 2019
WES VERNON — The left seems to get closer and closer to using its ultimate hammer to tame conservatives into obeisance to its commands. Years ago, according to a writer at the time, a group of “intellects” with Ph.D.s – – as reported by another writer at this website – – were casually discussing the possible ultimate need to consign resisters to hard left rule to “re-education camps.” Obviously, even the most anti-freedom leftist would know that such an incursion into a nation whose people still relish their freedoms would put up a fierce resistance…. (more)

May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Mike Pompeo has forged a uniquely tight bond with President Trump during his time as CIA director and then as secretary of state, deploying a direct style appreciated by Trump and seeking to understand the president’s wishes rather than stampede Trump with his own agenda…. (more)

May 9, 2019
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — Democrats have grown infuriated by Attorney General William Barr’s indifference to their hysteria over the Trump-Russia collusion narrative…. (more)

May 9, 2019

NATIONAL REVIEW — As Congressional Democrats prepare to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt over his supposed lack of transparency, it’s worth remembering that he has made available to top Democrats the entirety of volume II of the Mueller report, save for two full and seven partial lines, which were redacted to protect grand jury secrecy in keeping with federal law…. (more)


May 9, 2019

PRNEWSWIRE — In another significant legal win for vaccine risk awareness non-profit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), a new Freedom of Information Act disclosure from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed that the MMR vaccine was licensed based on clinical trials which in total had less than 1,000 participants and far more adverse reactions than previously acknowledged…. (more)


May 9, 2019
Ranking Republican Collins: Dems ‘have no plans, no purpose, and no viable legislative agenda beyond attacking this administration’
WORLDNETDAILY — Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., held a committee vote Wednesday to move forward with his plan to cite Attorney General William Barr with contempt even as the White House put the contested Mueller report under executive privilege…. (more)

May 9, 2019
BYRON YORK — At a contentious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr dropped a big hint about his investigation into the conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation…. (more)

May 8, 2019
NATIONAL REVIEW — The Pentagon said Wednesday that it has enough funding to build 256 more miles of border wall in the near future, and will start construction at a rate of about a half mile a day over the next six months. “We now have on contract sufficient funds to build about 256 miles of barrier,” Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said in testimony to the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee. “How you will see this materialize in the next six months is that about 63 additional new miles of wall will come online, so about a half a mile a day will be produced.”… (more)

May 8, 2019
MEDIAITE — With rare exception, special counsel Robert Mueller has emerged from the past two years unscathed – – seemingly immune to cable news criticism. But on Monday, one man who previously ran a high-profile independent investigation of a president came after him with a blistering take…. (more)

May 8, 2019
THE HILL — James Comey’s planet is getting noticeably warmer. Attorney General William Barr’s emissions are the suspected cause. Barr has made plain that he intends to examine carefully how and why Comey, as FBI director, decided that the bureau should investigate two presidential campaigns and if, in so doing, any rules or laws were broken…. (more)

May 8, 2019
‘I want there to be a real price to be paid for this’
JOE KOVACS — Will former President Barack Obama ever face the music for any involvement in the attempted “coup” to oust President Donald Trump from office? Probably not, according to radio talk-show star Rush Limbaugh. “I don’t think Obama’s ever gonna be held accountable,” Limbaugh said Tuesday on his national program…. (more)

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Following revelations that the FBI sent an undercover agent to meet with George Papadopoulos in London in 2016, James Clapper was forced to backtrack on his prior comments and admit that this was “spying.”… (more)


May 8, 2019

SCOTT RASMUSSEN — Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats believe that, in his relations with the Russian government, President Trump is guilty of treason. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that just 14% of those in Nancy Pelosi’s party disagree while 29% are not sure. Republicans reject the notion that the president is guilty of treason by an 82% to 7% margin. Among Independent voters, 30% believe he has committed treason while 44% disagree and 25% are not sure (see full crosstab results)…. (more)


May 6, 2019
FOX NEWS — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat” bill into law Tuesday morning. Kemp kept his campaign promise in signing the bill, HB 481, technically called the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,” which will prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law allows exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger…. (more)

May 6, 2019
American foreign policy experts launch new group to counter Chinese threat through education and advocacy
WES VERNON — Yet another chapter is being written in Communist China’s 70-year threat to impose a worldwide dictatorship. And again the Chinese ponder night and day how to deal with the United States – – which they see as the main factor standing in the way of their envisioned hegemony… (more)

May 6, 2019
Alan Keyes writes about free choice, limits of man’s power
ALAN KEYES — In countries more interested in maintaining the façade of self-government than its substance, eligible citizens are penalized for not voting. If the vote is the symbol of freedom, they are, in Rousseau’s words, forced to be free. This self-contradictory freedom may make sense to people surrendered to the bondage of their passions, or, as Saint Paul calls it, “the law in our members” (Romans 7:23)…. (more)

May 6, 2019
REV. MARK H. CREECH — A few days ago, I preached for a community Revival service held in a convention center in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Several churches participated. The people who provided the Christian music for that event were stupendous. I’ve never heard better singing at any church, gospel concert, or church event…. (more)

May 6, 2019
Sends tank reinforcements to Gaza border

TIMES OF ISRAEL — The Israeli military sent an additional tank brigade to the Gaza border on Sunday and prepared for fighting in the coming days after over 450 rockets and mortar shells were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip over the course of 24 hours this weekend, killing an Israeli man and injuring several others…. (more)


May 6, 2019
NEWSMAX — Lost in Democratic hysteria over Russian election meddling and their failed narrative of Trump campaign conspiracy to assist is the fact special counsel Robert Mueller let the president work under a “cloud” for at least a year, despite having found no evidence of collusion, according to Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y…. (more)

May 6, 2019
SARA CARTER — Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr is the perfect man for the job. He is methodical, attentive, calm and rides the storm of chaos with the demeanor of a man who knows he is standing on the side of truth…. (more)

May 6, 2019
WASHINGTON TIMES — Special counsel Robert Mueller relied on the media to feed his Russian election interference report, citing scores of stories mostly from news outlets that promoted the debunked Trump-Kremlin election conspiracy…. (more)

May 6, 2019
ROBERT KNIGHT — Adults in the Democratic Party, who seem like flustered parents at an out-of-control toddler birthday bash, have been warning about the public’s perception of them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reason to worry. The 22 declared candidates for the presidential nomination lean far to the left. Which means they represent the center of their now-far-left party…. (more)

May 6, 2019
PHILIP KLEIN — The U.S. unemployment rate has gotten so low, that most Americans were not alive the last time it was at this level. On Friday, the Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate dipped to 3.6% in April, which was the lowest level since December 1969. That means anybody younger than 49 years and four months hasn’t been alive long enough to see the unemployment rate this low…. (more)

May 6, 2019
NEWSMAX — Preaching for a convincing Democrat victory over President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is advising against impeachment, while warning a narrow victory might lead the president to refuse to leave the White House, The New York Times reported…. (more)