Daily Archives: September 5, 2019

September 5 Freedom and Assurance

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:1–7

Key Verse: 1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

Halo effect.” “Teacher’s pet.” Regardless of what we call it, it is that phenomena where a person can seemingly do no wrong. As long as the person stays within the parameters of defined protocol, he receives heaps of praise.

Many people may never have experienced that situation within a classroom or work-related setting, but we can experience that same dynamic in our relationship with God. Instead of fearing that we will get zapped or punished for our next words or actions, freedom pervades our spirits. We come to the understanding of what the Bible means when it says, “God is love” (1 John 4:16). And as we do this, we realize that it is not God’s intention to restrict our beings, but rather to free us to do His will and fulfill all the desires He has placed on our hearts.

Paul wrote, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” (Ephesians 5:1–2). When such freedom is given to us because of God’s incredible love, we realize that we can trust Him with assurance.

As we walk according to His prescribed ways, we will experience freedom like we have never known—and we will learn to trust Him with everything.

Thank You for freedom to do Your will, Lord. Thank You that I can trust You with complete assurance.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 260). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

September 5 Sifted for Service

Scripture Reading: Luke 22:31–34

Key Verse: Luke 22:32

I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.

If you want to be greatly used of God, you must be willing to be sifted for His service. This principle is much like the process of winnowing wheat. In New Testament times that was done by threshing the grain on high ground. The chaff was blown away by the wind while what was useful remained.

Peter was no exception to the winnowing process. Jesus told the future apostle: “Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31–32 nasb).

It was the night of our Lord’s arrest. If ever there was a time Peter wanted to stand firm, that was it. Yet he ended up denying Jesus three times. What emotional pain and sorrow must have gripped his mind. But think back to Jesus’ words: “When once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” This is the hope we have in Christ; that even when we fail Him, even when He has to winnow us like wheat, He never gives up on us.

By sifting your life through trials and frustrations, God brings to the surface the things that are impure. Had Peter refused to be sifted, he never would have been fit for service. If you sense God’s sifting hand in your life, submit your will to Him and allow Him to prepare you for His service.

Lord, help me realize that my trials and frustrations are not without purpose. You are separating the good from the bad, the spiritual grain from the chaff. You are sifting me for service.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 260). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

September 5 Solutions for Jealousy

Scripture reading: Psalm 84:1–12

Key verse: 1 Peter 4:8

Above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

Christian counselor Don McMinn offers four solutions for jealousy:

  1. Learn to receive and give God’s love. “Love is not jealous” (1 Corinthians 13:4, nasb). Love is the divine antidote for jealousy because true love always wants the best for others. “Love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).
  2. Desire and pray for the welfare of others. “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you” (3 John 2). God’s blessings are limitless; He will never run out, so by blessing others He is not limiting the degree to which He can bless us.
  3. Do not covet; learn to be content. “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). What we have and what others have is determined by the Lord, so we should refrain from being jealous of what others possess.
  4. Establish confidence in who you are and what you do by living a holy life. Psalm 84:11 says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” When we live blameless lives, we have confidence that God will lead us (sun), protect us (shield), honor us (bestows favor and honor), and meet all our needs (not withhold any good thing). This assurance should eliminate jealousy.

Dear heavenly Father, help me receive and give Your love. Give me a burden for the welfare of others. Let me learn to be content, and give me confidence in who I am in You.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 260). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Nunes: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Payments From Clinton Campaign & DNC | ZeroHedge News

Via SaraACarter.com,

“I was often smeared,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News.

“And now, what we know is, there’s a link between those who were doing the smearing and Fusion GPS.”

“When we were investigating Fusion GPS, they were actively involved in working to smear me to obstruct justice, to derail our investigation – and so, I’m gonna hold these guys accountable, and this is just one of many steps we’re gonna continue to take,” continued Nunes.

Nunes filed a $9.9 million federal conspiracy lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that the Fusion GPS behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier coordinated with another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation.

The complaint named Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and the nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA), said the “smear” tactics kicked into action shortly after Simpson “lied” in his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017, as well as before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 2017.

“The bank records produced by Fusion GPS revealed that the Clinton campaign, the DNC and Perkins Coie paid for Fusion GPS’ anti-Trump research,” Nunes’ complaint stated.

Source: Nunes: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Payments From Clinton Campaign & DNC

Christians Who Vote Democrat Are Voting For Genocide, Population Control by Abortion — Reformation Charlotte

bernie sanders pro abortion genocide cnn

Recently, the Southern Baptist President, JD Greear announced that it is okay for Christians to vote for Democrats who support abortion so long as they say they are against abortion. In an interview with the Christian Post, Greear stated,

… if at the end of the day you look at it and feel like whoever the Democratic candidate is, you feel like that of all the different things, this is the better of the options, well that’s great. Make sure you’re clear about the wickedness of abortion. Make sure you’re clear about the preciousness of religious liberty and the right of conscience, and the fact that people need to have the dignity to make their own choices and to provide for themselves. Just make sure you’re clear about whatever it is that is on the other side from where you voted.

Earlier this year, Greear preached a sermon which equated sexual immorality and homosexuality with less grievous sins such as boasting. Later in the same sermon, he called on Christians to stand up for LGBT rights.

In 2016, another prominent Southern Baptist leader, a protege of Mark Dever and 9Marks, Thabiti Anyabwile announced on Twitter that the pro-infanticide Democrat, Bernie Sanders, was the best vote for African Americans.

 

Read more: Christians Who Vote Democrat Are Voting For Genocide, Population Control by Abortion — Reformation Charlotte

PARTY OF EVIL: Bernie Sanders Floats Global Warming Population Control — Sort of Like Democrat Hero and Eugenicist Margaret Sanger — The Gateway Pundit

Possibly the most important historical figure of the modern day left is Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

In a letter to Clarence Gable in 1939, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members” (Margaret Sanger commenting on the ‘Negro Project’ in a letter to Gamble, Dec. 10, 1939) — via The Washington Times.

On Wednesday Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders echoed Sanger when he floated the idea of global warming population control.

Breitbart.com reported:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told CNN’s climate change town hall attendees Wednesday night that he is willing to talk about population control, suggesting that abortion is key to addressing the climate crisis.

“Human population growth has more than doubled in the last 50 years,” an attendee told Sanders, adding that the planet cannot sustain such growth.

“I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact,” the attendee continued.

Soon this will be in the mainstream Democrat Party platform… Just watch.

via PARTY OF EVIL: Bernie Sanders Floats Global Warming Population Control — Sort of Like Democrat Hero and Eugenicist Margaret Sanger — The Gateway Pundit

Ep. 1059 What’s With the Explosion in Fake News?

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In this episode, I address the decision by this major company to attack your Second Amendment Rights. I also discuss the possibility of some major information drops coming in the next few weeks. Finally, I discuss the tidal wave of fake news in the last few days.

Planned Parenthood Asks Bernie Sanders To Stop Reminding People About Connection Between Abortion And Population Control — The Babylon Bee

U.S.—After Bernie Sanders made horrific public comments suggesting that abortions could be used to curb the growth of the population in order to combat climate change, Planned Parenthood quickly phoned him up and asked him to stop publicly making a connection between abortion and government population control programs.

While Planned Parenthood has been very much in favor of population control and killing off minorities ever since their founding, their PR strategy is usually to talk about women’s rights and women’s bodies instead of making that portion of their plan public.

“Bernie, we know you’re on our side here and stuff, but we weren’t ready to reveal that part of the plan yet,” said a Planned Parenthood PR representative. “That’s not until Phase 3. So until then, we’d kindly ask that you keep a lid on our dark, sordid past supporting eugenics and population control and the racist beliefs of our founder.”

Sanders was deeply apologetic. “Sorry, I didn’t get the memo,” he said. “Did you send it to my lakehouse or one of the mansions?”

via Planned Parenthood Asks Bernie Sanders To Stop Reminding People About Connection Between Abortion And Population Control — The Babylon Bee

President Obama Weaponized Government – Phase Two Was Positioned to Monetize Government… — The Last Refuge

Looking over the scale of how much corrupt dirt on Hillary Clinton the intelligence community hid in the 2016 election, a big picture aspects deserve expanded discussion.

In the larger picture it is clear the Obama administration weaponized the institutions of government to target his/their political opposition. It is also increasingly clear a Hillary Clinton administration would have monetized the U.S. government.

President Obama’s team used the DOJ, CIA, FBI and IRS to target their opposition.  The intelligence apparatus was weaponized; one small example that scratches the surface is the FBI/NSA database exploitation.  Black files on DC politicians, private sector groups and individuals facilitating leverage, and we are still seeing the ramifications.

When Patrick Byrne recently discussed his role within the  “political espionage” operations, he is describing this exact process; not coincidentally he also seems to have retreated into a safe-space.

Big multinational interests, Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Global Banking interests, etc, were exclusively supporting both President Obama and candidate Clinton.  The domestic politics of the U.S. were/are tools toward an end; and, so long as the person occupying the oval office did not interfere with Big Club objectives, they too would benefit financially.

It is also obvious the opposition to President Trump, those who are really coordinating and manipulating the grassroots sheeple opposition, are these same multinational interests.

The college kid wearing a pink pussy hat is oblivious, but the executive offices of the Deep State FBI and Intelligence Community under James Comey, Andrew McCabe, or even Christopher Wray and AG Bill Barr are not; they know.

Additionally, the current occupants must also know that we know.  Likely a great many more people are aware of the bigger issues than ever before.  Perhaps this explains the dynamic of angst amid those same occupants.

Think about how much the DOJ and FBI did to protect candidate Clinton.

Obviously, in their down-time discussions, they would have discussed and recognized some benefit would be forthcoming.

No entity would go so far out on an obvious limb of corruption if they did not perceive some personal benefit on the horizon.

Think about how much leverage James Comey would have held over the institution of the Office of the President if they had succeeded.  If the sum total of dirt on Trump filled a bucket, by comparison Hillary Clinton owns a landfill.

Thousands of bills written by the multinational lobbyists were awaiting her arrival.  Think of the scale of multinational effort behind TPP (Asia), TTIP (Europe), Paris Climate Treaty (Global), etc.  Literally tens of trillions of graft and scheme within reach of those global financial networks; at the fingertips of the multinational Big Club,… until Donald Trump.

Think of the scale of wealth, all headed to the top of the pyramid, that President Trump halted.  Domestically, all of those lobbyist bills worthless on November 9th, 2016.  All of the DC politicians, sales people indulged to sell those bills, left teetering on the border of functional obsolescence….  It’s quite stunning to think about.

Thus, after the initial shock, all of those interests lashing out in rage; weaponizing every group they can muster.  Dispatching urgency to the corporate media forces. The pure unmitigated hatred that started immediately becomes much more understandable in this context.

Years of leftist planning led to President Obama’s ability to weaponize government without being held accountable in the process.  Years of assistance by corporate media allies, all building toward the same end goal.  How rich would Hillary and Bill have become by simply allowing phase two, “the monetization“, to proceed?

Remarkable to contemplate.

James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, John Brennan, Susan Rice, Sally Yates, Denis McDonough, Valerie Jarrett and many more, all knew and anticipated the professional power and personal financial benefits that would have followed…

Political Espionage“….

Mr. Patrick Byrne only barely touched the flame…

via President Obama Weaponized Government – Phase Two Was Positioned to Monetize Government… — The Last Refuge