Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

July 27 Attacking the Roots of Sin

Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:5–2:2

Key Verse: 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.

If you hurt someone as a result of a sin you committed, would you go to him or her for help in overcoming that sin? If you are like most people, you probably would not. Why? Because you would likely feel guilty or ashamed. Our human minds think this way because we have trouble understanding true forgiveness.

The beauty of this scenario is that God is not limited by human understanding. His thoughts are higher than ours, and His ways are different (Isaiah 55:8). When we sin against God, He is the very One we need to help us break free from the cycle of sin. Though this sounds ironic, it is the truth.

First John 1:9 tells us God will forgive us and cleanse us when we confess to Him. Essentially, no matter what we have done, God is willing to forgive us and to wash away the damaging residue that disobedience can leave upon our lives.

If you have an unconfessed sin in your life, do not feel like you have to hide from God. Instead, bring the matter to Him in prayer and receive the gift of His forgiveness. Being out of fellowship with God is a terrible place to be. Do not let fear keep you away from the One who loves you unconditionally. Return to Him today just as you are. There is no need to feel ashamed.

Lord, I do not know why I try to hide my sin from You, for You will not condemn a contrite heart. Search my soul and bring forth those hidden things so that I may confess them.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 218). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Guess which fruit of the Spirit is little spoken of and hardest to practice? — The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit!

People of an age know this saying. It used to be said quite often. In some small pockets, it still is.

It was a time when parents were the boss and the kids were supposed to gratefully and quietly receive whatever it is that was being handed out. No asking for something different. No demanding ‘I want it now’. No waiting till a more convenient time for them. It was eat this/do this now or forgo it totally.

I blame Burger King’s “Have it your way“. (Just kidding, but let’s take a look as a metaphorical example).

For 40 years Burger King has been touting that you don’t need to eat cookie cutter meals without substitutions, taking what’s presented as is (take THAT, McDonald’s) but you can mix and match to your liking. After 40 years BK decided that they weren’t only going to let you know that you can have it your way, but you can “BE your way”. In other words, create your own reality. All so that customers can make an emotional connection with the fast food company and their product. Sometimes I wonder about ad people…:)

Fernando Machado, Burger King’s senior vice president of global brand management, explained.

Burger King says in a statement that the new motto is intended to remind people that they can and should live how they want anytime. It’s ok to not be perfect … Self-expression is most important … By contrast, he said, “Be Your Way” is about making a connection with a person’s greater lifestyle. … champion individuality…

And so it continues.

‘Have it your way’ is the embedded motto of a generation. That’s fine, ad people can devise jingles and slogans all they want. The generation they’re aiming at with their message are constantly barraged with societal claims to individuality and instant gratification, so be it. It shouldn’t affect Christians. Until it does.

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Prov. 25:28).

When a child of the millennium converts, he has to dispense with the cultural baggage he’s accumulated, here in the West anyway. They are a new creation and must unlearn the cultural mandates of self-indulgence and instant gratification. The child who won’t take no for an answer in the grocery aisle. The teen who demands a phone upgrade. The young man dilly-dallying in college. The young adults putting off marriage and children because they need more “me time.” All for the aim of gratifying desires and indulging lusts.

Have you noticed the little-talked about mandate in the Bible about self-control? Its silence in preaching and discussion is out of proportion to the number of times we’re told to practice it. I think we do need to talk about self-control more.

Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 speaks of self-control in the following particular sense. Discipline and self-control are important. I’ll lay the foundation of what self-control is before getting to why it’s critical to develop it.

In the Greek according to Strong’s, the word self-control as it is used in the above 3 verses, it’s “egkráteia (“self-control, Spirit-control”) can only be accomplished by the power of the Lord. Accordingly, 1466 /egkráteia (“true mastery from within”) is explicitly called a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:23).”

Today we will examine the fruit of self-control (Gal. 5:23). Basically, to have self-control means that we behave in a manner appropriate to the given situation. It means we defer when it is appropriate to defer. It means we speak when we need to speak. It means that we control our tempers and do not blow up every time things do not go our way. It means that we ignore the minor mistakes of others instead of trying to prove that we are always right.

Exercising self-control often means that we put other people before ourselves. It often involves putting the good of a group ahead of the good of an individual. Source

Since we know what self-control means, why is it important to cultivate it? Aside from the biblical mandate that says we must, that is.

Because self-control leads to self-denial. We are supposed to pick up our cross and deny ourselves. How can we deny ourselves if we can’t control ourselves?

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)

If we are constantly indulging every whim, we won’t have developed the fortitude to deny ourselves on behalf of another person’s good. If we can’t control our tongue, for example, and display some restraint with what we want to say, we tarnish our witness before the unsaved. Even more so, in this age of self-expression and instantly fulfilled desires, a sacrificial, unselfish love will stand out like a beacon.

Here are some resources on developing self-control-

What does the Bible say about self-discipline?

Self-Control

Learning Self-Discipline

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via Guess which fruit of the Spirit is little spoken of and hardest to practice? — The End Time

July 27 Depression

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 19:1–18

Key Verse: Psalm 42:11

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

Martin Luther, the great leader of the Reformation, often dealt with severe periods of depression. Depression is still a problem that knows no educational, cultural, or financial boundaries.

In his book Healing for Damaged Emotions, Dr. David Seamands prescribes some practical helps:

Avoid being alone. When you are depressed, you do not want to be around people … force yourself to be with people.

Seek help from others. You can no more pull yourself out of depression than you can get yourself out of quicksand by pulling at your own hair. Seek out people and situations which generate joy.

Praise and give thanks. All the saints agree on this one. It was [Samuel] Brengle’s [the founder of the Salvation Army] way out. When he couldn’t feel God’s presence or really pray, he would thank God for the leaf on the tree or the beautiful wing of a bird.

Lean heavily on the power of God’s Word. Throughout the centuries, His people have found the Psalms to be the most beneficial.

Depression is not a dead end. There is a way out. Trust Him to lead you and to help you apply these liberating truths.

Dear Lord, when clouds of depression surround me, help me remember to praise You. Let me realize it is not a dead end. There is a way out and Your light illumines the way.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 218). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

July 27 He Is Faithful

Scripture reading: Hebrews 13:5–6

Key verse: 2 Corinthians 5:7

We walk by faith, not by sight.

There will be times in your spiritual walk when you feel as though all of heaven is shut up before you. You may wonder whether God has forgotten you or you have done something to disappoint Him. But nothing you do surprises God. He is omniscient and perfectly aware of your every action.

Even in times of personal failure, God’s love continues. He loves you unconditionally. His affections are based not on your performance but on His grace. You could never earn God’s love. He cares for you just as much when you stumble as He does when you walk closely beside Him. This is not an excuse for sin but an opportunity to learn to love Him better.

Along the pathway of faith, you can expect to face times of trials and difficulty when you feel as though you are completely removed from God. However, you are not to walk by sight but in the reality of the promise that He will never leave or forsake you (Heb. 13:5–6).

Faith always looks beyond the immediate to the eternal. The times you feel God is doing nothing in your life are usually the times He is doing His greatest work. Take heart. He may have you protected under the cover of His hand while He works out the necessary details for your advancement. Trust Him, and you will find Him faithful.

Precious Lord, help me look beyond the immediate to the eternal. Help me realize that the times when I feel You are doing nothing in my life are when You are doing Your greatest work.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 218). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

That’s Weird? So far No Tweets from Comey, Obama, Hillary or Brennan About Deep State Mueller’s Train Wreck in Front of Congress — The Gateway Pundit

Funny, but there haven’t been any tweets from the corrupt group that gave us all the Trump Russian collusion hoax since before Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress.  What a train wreck these corrupt individuals planned in an attempt to removed President Trump from office through their coup.

Former Director James Comey tweeted about his ‘friend’ Robert Mueller hours before Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress, but he hasn’t been heard from since –

Barack Obama hasn’t left any tweets and Hillary Clinton has ignored the Mueller train wreck by tweeting about how her corrupt Clinton Foundation was somehow supposedly helping someone.  Of course, this is a lie based on Clinton Foundation actions to date.

Even the emotional and load mouthed former CIA Director under Obama has remained silent.  The self-proclaimed “Nonpartisan American” John Brennan hasn’t tweeted since Mueller showed the world that the Special Counsel was a criminal enterprise based on a bunch of lies –

In Brennan’s twitter handle, Brennan, who many believe was the architect of the Trump – Russia witch hunt, claims to be concerned about “our collective future”.

The only collective future that Brennan is concerned about is that of his criminal mafia Deep State.  These gangsters can’t be indicted soon enough.

via That’s Weird? So far No Tweets from Comey, Obama, Hillary or Brennan About Deep State Mueller’s Train Wreck in Front of Congress — The Gateway Pundit

THE UPDATED LIST: 130 Times the FBI, DOJ and/or Mueller Gang “Deviated from Standard Practice” or Committed Crimes in Efforts to Exonerate Hillary and Indict President Trump — The Gateway Pundit

On March 8th, 2019, we prepared a list of the more than 100 times that Obama’s Deep State FBI took actions that deviated from standard practice and/or were corrupt and/or were criminal in their efforts to exonerate Hillary from her crimes and then spy on and frame candidate and then President Trump.  After the Mueller train wreck this past week we thought we’d provide an updated list of these unbelievable actions.

As we noted in March, current and former FBI associates were embarrassed to even turn on their TV’s before the Mueller testimony.  Now they must be enraged.

Time magazine of all places reported about the many efforts the FBI took related to Hillary’s exoneration and then the framing of President Trump.  These corrupt and criminal actions have taken a desperate toll on the current members of the FBI –

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. But these days, some agents say, the TVs are often off to avoid the crush of bad stories about the FBI itself. The bureau, which is used to making headlines for nabbing crooks, has been grabbing the spotlight for unwanted reasons: fired leaders, texts between lovers and, most of all, attacks by President Trump. “I don’t care what channel it’s on,” says Tom O’Connor, a veteran investigator in Washington who leads the FBI Agents Association. “All you hear is negative stuff about the FBI … It gets depressing.”

Of course the employees of the FBI are in a funk, their fearless and corrupt leaders, as well as leaders in Obama’s corrupt DOJ, participated in extravagant efforts to exonerate the obvious criminal actions of Hillary Clinton, and then to do all they could to prevent candidate Trump from winning an election.  Then once the election was won by President Trump, they went to unheard of depths of deceit and corruption to attempt to remove him from office.

Here’s our list from March of more than 100 actions the Deep State FBI and DOJ took that were either outside of policy and/or were corrupt and/or were criminal surrounding the 2016 Presidential election and exoneration of Hillary Clinton and the setup/attempts to remove Donald Trump from office –

Read more: THE UPDATED LIST: 130 Times the FBI, DOJ and/or Mueller Gang “Deviated from Standard Practice” or Committed Crimes in Efforts to Exonerate Hillary and Indict President Trump — The Gateway Pundit

Nigerian Leaders Continue to Allow Genocidal Persecution of Christians — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

ABUJA, Nigeria (ChurchMilitant.com) – While international human rights groups are warning of “genocidal” persecution of Nigeria’s Christians, Nigeria’s Abp. Ignatius Kaigama wants government leaders to stop the violence.

Persecution of Nigeria’s Christians by well-armed Muslim Fulani militants is approaching genocidal levels, according to a report filed July 15 titled “Nigeria: The Genocide is Loading” by the international human rights organization Jubilee Campaign (JC). Their report submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, indicated Nigeria’s leaders are doing little to stop the genocide.

A senior Nigerian prelate, Abp. Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria, is backing claims that biased authorities were blaming Christians instead of Islamic militants for the deadly violence.

“Biased and prejudiced official security reports,” said the archbishop, “heighten tension when they blame the victims instead of the aggressors because of the Nigerian ‘factor’ of tribal or religious affiliation. This sadly keeps the fire of the crisis raging.”

Coadjutor archbishop of Abuja, Kaigma has been watching the Christian persecution escalate with Islamic authorities doing little to stop it. In the midst of recent attacks, the archbishop noted that government security was seldom if ever present and contacted the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) for help. He was dumbfounded, however, when the DCP proceeded to blame Christians for prompting the militant attacks.

“When I called the DCP and asked how the situation was,” said Kaigma, “his immediate remark was, ‘Your people like fighting.’”

In his statement, however, Kaigma explained, “Generally, it is when the militant herdsmen vanish after their deadly attacks that the poor villagers try to react to protect or defend themselves.”

His testimony is backed by the July report filed by JC, which also held a press conference in Washington, D.C. July 15 to discuss their findings. JC’s director, Ann Buwalda, said at the press conference that Fulani militants have killed thousands of Christians in Nigeria and have displaced more than a million others.

“Why are there nearly 1 million IDPs [displaced Nigerians] from the northeast of Nigeria?” asked Buwalda.

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Source: Church Militant

via Nigerian Leaders Continue to Allow Genocidal Persecution of Christians — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Second National Day of Mourning Announced to Memorialize the Murder of 20 Million Black Babies Through Abortion Since Roe V. Wade — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

The second National Day of Mourning is scheduled to memorialize the murder of 20,000,000 black babies, underscoring that “The most dangerous place for an African-American child is in the womb.”

The event, scheduled for Aug. 30–31, is set to showcase how Planned Parenthood has deceived and destroyed black families.

Most reports cite that 20 million black babies have been murdered since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in the United States.

Catherine Davis, president of The Restoration Project, one of the sponsors of the event, told Church Militant that 20 million is a low estimate, explaining:

It is difficult to get an accurate number of black lives lost to abortion because every state is not required to report their numbers, and Connecticut, Florida, California and Illinois do not report their numbers by skin color. What is consistently reported, however, is that black women obtain between 30–37% of abortions each year.

According to Right to Life Michigan, 36% of all abortions in the United States in 2014 were performed on black women, however, only about 13.3% of the total population is black.

Davis describes the event as “a processional — as in funeral,” that protests Planned Parenthood’s “socially engineered master plan called The Negro Project.”

The Negro Project refers to Margaret Sanger’s eugenic plan for black Americans. Bruce Fleury, an author who has written extensively on it, described it as a “diabolical, duplicitous, dangerous, disastrous and deadly plan for Black America.”

Fleury sees the black population as being in mortal danger of extinction if Americans don’t wake up and fight the battle against abortion.

It was initiated in 1939 by Sanger’s Birth Control Federation of America, an early form of Planned Parenthood. Its purpose was to promote contraception use among the black population of the South, using black ministers to push the cause.

In a letter to Clarence Gamble, heir of the Procter and Gamble soap company, in 1939, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the [Negro] minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Davis explained the convoluted legal machination of Planned Parenthood of taking the “legal” act of abortion and implementing it in an illegal way, i.e., targeting Black women and babies based on the color of their skin, adding that it has not been legal to do so since the passage of the Civil Rights (1964) and Voting Rights Acts (1965).

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Source: Church Militant

via Second National Day of Mourning Announced to Memorialize the Murder of 20 Million Black Babies Through Abortion Since Roe V. Wade — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Trump Reveals He Gave Attorney General Bill Barr Authority to Release Declassified Spygate Documents to Devin Nunes — The Gateway Pundit

President Trump told Sean Hannity this week that he has given Attorney General Bill Barr the authority to give declassified Spygate documents to Devin Nunes.

Trump praised Bill Barr and said he has given him all of the documents he needs to investigate the origins of Spygate.

The president revealed that he also gave Barr the authority to release the declassified Spygate documents to whoever else needs them, including Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.

“I’ve also given him [Barr] authority to release it to whoever he wants, whether it’s his people or frankly perhaps people like Devin Nunes who is a star,” Trump said pointing out how badly Nunes has been attacked by the rabid Democrats for being a brave warrior fighting to get to the bottom of Spygate.

WATCH:

President Trump in late May announced that at the recommendation of Attorney General Bill Barr, he has directed the Intel Community to quickly and fully cooperate with Barr’s investigation into surveillance activities.

President Trump ordered declassification of the intelligence related to the spying on his presidential campaign in 2016.

Award-winning journalist John Solomon previously said that President Trump will start with the release of “Bucket 5” documents, the exculpatory statements that the FBI possessed about its targets before it went to the FISA Court.

Sara Carter then added that “Bucket 5” includes transcripts and tapes of Papadopoulos and Carter Page saying there was no way the Trump campaign was working with Russia.

Barr and Durham are currently focusing on transcripts of recordings made by a government source who met with Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.

Durham is also taking a closer look at the start date of the FBI probe. The FBI opened “Crossfire Hurricane” on July 31, 2016, however, it is now clear the FBI began spying on Trump and his campaign much earlier.

via Trump Reveals He Gave Attorney General Bill Barr Authority to Release Declassified Spygate Documents to Devin Nunes — The Gateway Pundit

Court Subpoenas Jeffrey Epstein’s Personal Pilots for Flight Logs — Will Show Bill Clinton on 27 Flights, Most with Underage Girls — The Gateway Pundit

Presecutors subpoenaed Jeffrey Epstein’s personal pilots who flew the mult-millionaire and his celebrity guests to his private island.
Forbes reported:

 Federal prosecutors subpoenaed Jeffrey Epstein’s personal pilots—who flew Epstein’s celebrity friends around the world—in the hopes they can corroborate the accounts of women who allege Epstein transported them on private planes to facilitate their sexual abuse.

  • Prosecutors might be able to use the pilots’ testimonies to confirm the accounts of Epstein’s accusers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 66-year-old former financier is charged with two counts of sex trafficking and sex conspiracy, and allegedy ran a sex ring of dozens of underage girls.
  • Multiple women have filed civil lawsuits against Epstein that mentioned the pilots. None of the pilots, however, were named as defendants.
  • From around 1998 to 2002, the women said, Epstein allegedly conspired with his pilots and associates to make sure he avoided law enforcement.

Last week investigative reporter Conchita Sarnoff, the author of “Trafficking” on the Jeffrey Epstein case, joined Shannon Bream and said Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane 27 times and ALMOST EVERY TIME that Clinton was on the plane there were underage girls on the plane.

Sarnoff also said Bill Clinton was lying about his flights with Jeffrey Epstein.

Conchita Sarnoff spoke with Sean Stone on Russia Today about her book “Trafficking” back in April 2016.

Epstein was given only 13 months in prison instead of the minimun 20 years given to other child sex perpetrators.

Sarnoff told RT the abused girls were all under the age of 16-years-old. Sarnoff then read from her book on victim Virginia Roberts who told the judge during court proceedings that Epstein had several prominent clients.

Sarnoff read this part from her book,

“Towards the end of that testimony he asked her about former President Bill Clinton. And she says that there, that there was sexual conduct and foreplay and there was a bed on Epstein’s jet. And she goes on to say what they did and then when Scarola (attorney for victims) asked her, “When you say here what do you mean?”… She placed former president Clinton on the island where Jeffrey Epstein has his residence.

Sarnoff continues to read from her book and the victim’s testimony, “And then the attorney asks her, “Were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island including Bill Clinton? And she responds, “That is correct.”

This is a devastating interview!

via Court Subpoenas Jeffrey Epstein’s Personal Pilots for Flight Logs — Will Show Bill Clinton on 27 Flights, Most with Underage Girls — The Gateway Pundit