Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

October 8 The Power Within

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:20–4:6

Key Verses: Ephesians 3:20–21

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Some days the person staring back at you from the mirror appears to be anything but a powerhouse. How well you know your own faults and weaknesses! As you look at yourself, you wonder if you could hope to aspire to the grand plans and goals that have inspired your heart.

Meister Eckhart has a word of encouragement for you: “If it be not the will that fails you, but only the power, then truly, before God, you have done it all, and no man can take it from you or even hinder you for a moment; for to will to do as soon as I can is the same before God as having done it.”

If God has called you to some great undertaking, then you have all the power you need to accomplish it. All you need is the will and determination to go forward. Ephesians 3:20–21 admonishes believers that God is able, in His strength, to do things in us and through us beyond anything we could ever imagine.

God’s plans are more wonderful than can be imagined, and they include a place for you. You are His child, and His desire is for you to succeed. So, as you look at yourself in the mirror, remind yourself that the power within you is the power of God, and nothing is impossible for Him.

Lord, if You are calling me to be a powerhouse, then I want to stay plugged into You. I know that You alone have everything I need to succeed.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 295). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

October 8 Teach Us to Pray

Scripture Reading: Luke 11:1–4

Key Verse: Mark 1:35

In the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

In the first chapter of the book of Mark, we are given a rare glimpse into the early days of Jesus’ ministry. The twelve disciples had not been chosen, but Andrew, James, John, and Peter were already emerging as followers of Christ.

In Mark 1:35–37 (nasb), we read for the first time of Jesus’ prayer life: “In the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there. And Simon and his companions hunted for Him; and they found Him, and said to Him, ‘Everyone is looking for You.’ ”

Jesus’ behavior was not the norm. He didn’t always go to the temple to pray as everyone else did. Instead, He arose early to be alone with God. But His goal in prayer wasn’t to complete a ritual; it was to communicate with His heavenly Father and to gain refreshment for His soul.

Later, Luke recorded a different scenario as Jesus interacted with His disciples. The same men were the ones thirsty for what Jesus was experiencing with the Father. They, too, wanted to know that type of holy communion and pleaded, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1).

God loves us and He wants to make His love apparent. Would you, too, yearn along with the disciples, “Lord, teach me to pray”?

Teach me to pray, Lord. I want to experience the same intimate communion that You had with the Father. Help me set aside time to learn.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 295). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Internal Documents Prove Cru Leaders Officially Promoting Social Gospel — Enemies Within: The Church

Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), has officially gone down the social gospel road.

Enemies Within the Church first reported on Cru’s decline with an article on Sarah Van Opstal’s radically left speech at Cru19, in which she stated that ICE agents deporting illegal migrants was “another holocaust.” Enemies Within the Church then produced a montage of Cru19 exposing the critical race theory, social justice, and feminist themes which emerged at the summer staff conference. A whistle-blower on staff with Cru revealed screenshots proving that program director Matt Mikalatos invited “Native American Christian mystic” Kaitlin Curtice to speak at the event. Last week, Enemies Within the Church reported that staff member and Revoice speaker Grant Hartley, Rachel Gilson, the director of theological development for Cru, and Matt Mikalotos have all undermined biblical teaching on homosexuality. Cru’s “Urban Project – International,” headed by Michael Sylvester, pushes a pro-socialist curriculum.

Cru has responded.

In a recent video from Conversations That Matter, Jon Harris reveals internal documents from Cru, including a letter from Executive Vice-President, Steve Sellers, and a message to Cru staff from Matt Mikalotos. Both items dismiss concerns.

YouTube Video

Most notable in Harris’s revelation is a “talking points” memo designed to help Cru staff answer supporters with questions about the organization’s new social justice direction. Included in the talking points, created by “leadership,” are two exceptionally troubling discoveries. First, Cru endorses homosexual orientation as an acceptable identity marker for Christians. Second, the document explicitly states that “proclaiming the gospel” can be accomplished simply by practicing James 1:27’s command to “visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world,” apart from “a viewpoint of the Great Commission.” This is a classic articulation of the social gospel.

Enemies Within the Church is investigating the connection between social justice efforts in Christendom and the money funding them. Support our movie at http://enemieswithinthechurch.com/.

Come to our conference on October 18-19 and hear Jon Harris, and many other speakers, talk about the social justice movement and what you can do about it! Register at https://standagainstmarxism.com/.

via Internal Documents Prove Cru Leaders Officially Promoting Social Gospel — Enemies Within: The Church

Truth Matters: The Sufficiency of Scripture | The Cripplegate

R. C. Sproul once said, “I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a technique, in anything and everything except where God has placed it: His Word.” He was right. Truth is the fundamental principle of any consistent attempt to navigate the world. What is true? By what authority? How can we tell? These are absolutely foundational questions.

God’s answer to these questions is that truth is whatever conforms to His own mind. And He has revealed His mind to His creatures in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. Scripture is the sole infallible authority for all matters which it addresses.

By God’s grace, quite a few within evangelicalism agree with that confession of sola Scriptura. Many affirm Scripture’s inerrancy and authority. Not as many, though, affirm Scripture’s sufficiency. This is the watershed issue of our day. We agree that the Bible is necessary. But is the Bible enough? Do we rightly sing, in that great hymn, How Firm a Foundation, “What more can He say than to you He hath said?” Has God granted us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of God by His precious promises (2 Pet 1:3-4)? Or do we need supplemental something more?

To answer these questions, Grace To You is hosting another Truth Matters Conference. This one is set for October 16 to 18 at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles. And the topic is the sufficiency of Scripture. It’s the perfect topic to celebrate the 50 years of faithful ministry of the President of Grace To You, Pastor John MacArthur. Registration is closed, but a live-stream link will be available.

In anticipation of the conference, Grace To You has been posting teaser videos, asking the keynote speakers popular questions about the doctrine of Scripture’s sufficiency. More are still to come, but you can see the videos that have been posted below.

1. Why do we need a conference on the sufficiency of Scripture?

2. Why is it crucial to defend the sufficiency of Scripture?

3. If it doesn’t speak to every specific issue, is Scripture truly sufficient?

4. What are the chief threats to the sufficiency of Scripture today?

5. Why read anything else if Scripture is sufficient?

6. Is it consistent for continuationists to affirm the sufficiency of Scripture?

7. Is belief in the sufficiency of Scripture important for our sanctification?

8. How does the sufficiency of Scripture inform and energize evangelism?

Source: Truth Matters: The Sufficiency of Scripture

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi Democrats Changed House Rules on Impeachment on Day ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint Filed — Pulled Authority Away from Full House! — The Gateway Pundit

As Joe Hoft reported earlier today —  The House Impeachment Rules were updated on August 12, 2019.

This is the exact same day that the partisan CIA whistleblower filed his complaint – August 12, 2019.

Here is the updated document.

The Conservative Treehouse reported on this last night.

As noted, the impeachment process document was updated on August 12, 2019.

+

We now have the exact changes that were made from the previous version.

The most obvious change is that Pelosi moved the responsibility and control from the entire House of Representatives to the House Judiciary Committee.

Here is the old language:

The two most recent resolutions adopted by the House to authorize an impeachment investigation were taken up by unanimous consent at the request of the Rules Committee chair.15 Rather than convene a committee meeting to order the resolutions reported with a quorum present, the chair asked unanimous consent that the House discharge the Rules Committee and agree to the resolution. Both of these resolutions concerned federal judges, and they were agreed to without debate.

In the case of the most recent authorization of a presidential impeachment inquiry, the full House did debate the resolution.

The new version created by House Democrats and published on August 12th gives the authority and control to the House Judiciary Committee.

(Changes in bold)

The two most recent resolutions adopted by the House to authorize an impeachment investigation were taken up by unanimous consent at the request of the Rules Committee chair. Rather than convene a committee meeting to order the resolutions reported with a quorum present, the chair asked unanimous consent that the House discharge the Rules Committee and agree to the resolution. Both of these resolutions concerned federal judges, and they were agreed to without debate.

In the three previous instances of judicial impeachments, however, the House did not approve a resolution explicitly authorizing an impeachment inquiry. The Rules of the House since 1975 have granted committees the power to subpoena witnesses and materials, administer oaths, and meet at any time within the United States—powers that were previously granted through resolutions providing blanket investigatory authorities that were agreed to at the start of a Congress or through authorizing resolutions for each impeachment investigation. In two of the three recent cases, the House agreed to separate resolutions to allow committee counsel to take affidavits and depositions.

If the House does approve an authorizing resolution, then in addition to the Rules Committee, the Judiciary Committee can report an original resolution authorizing an impeachment investigation if impeachment resolutions have been referred to the committee. In the case of the most recent authorization of a presidential impeachment inquiry, the Judiciary Committee reported such a resolution, and the full House debated it.

And here is a visual comparison of the changes that were made by Democrats to the document on August 12th, the same day that the whistleblower filed his complaint!

The Democrats took the power and responsibility away from the full House and put it into the hands of the House Judiciary committee.

It is also noteworthy that the new document states that the Judiciary Committee holds the investigation, hearings and markup of articles of impeachment.

However the current impeachment sham is being held by the most dishonest Representative in Congress today- Democrat Adam Schiff – who oversees the Democrat’s Intelligence Committee, not Judiciary

Next it

President Trump is an innocent man.  He is doing great things for America.  Across the Union Americans are outraged with the corrupt, if not criminal, actions of the current Democrat House members.  Americans will not stand for this.  We demand justice and the rule of law, not the destruction to the Constitution that has been going on for the past decade under Democrats in Congress and their President Obama!

via BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi Democrats Changed House Rules on Impeachment on Day ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint Filed — Pulled Authority Away from Full House! — The Gateway Pundit

Hillary Rockets Into 3rd Place On PredictIt As Rumors Swirl Over 2020 Run | Zero Hedge

The odds of Hillary Clinton entering the 2020 presidential race and winning the Democratic nomination jumped to third place per PredictIt, as rumors swirl that she’ll be back to take another bite at the apple.

Notably, former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon told Fox Business last week “She is running. She’s just trying to decide how to fit her way in.”

The jump in popularity comes as Joe Biden faces uncomfortable questions over whether he abused his position as Vice President to engage in profiteering with his son Hunter in Ukraine and China.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren was caught in yet another lie about her past – after video and documentary evidence disproved her claim that she was fired from a teaching job for being “visibly pregnant,” when she left voluntarily.

On Monday, a Rasmussen poll had Hillary “neck-and-neck” with President Trump in a hypothetical rematch despite a majority (71%) responding that she shouldn’t run.

President Trump, meanwhile, is trolling the whole idea, tweeting on Tuesday “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!”

I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!

While Clinton firmly denied in March that she would run, telling New York’s News 12 “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.

Via Vannity Fair

Clinton, of course, has firmly denied any interest in the 2020 race. Her current press tour is to promote a book she cowrote with her daughter, Chelsea, that comes out this month. To Bannon, though, Clinton’s press junket is a sure sign she’s jockeying for position ahead of the presidential primary. “Hillary Clinton is doing a whole thing,” he said. “A meeting this week for a book…she said [Trump is] an illegal president, illegitimate president…he’s a clear and present danger.”

That said, as Vanity Fair also notes, “if she is attempting a comeback, it might not be as smooth as could be hoped,” suggesting that “Clinton’s remark that staying in her marriage to Bill Clinton was the “gutsiest thing” she’s ever done on a personal level raised some eyebrows, as did her comments to People that the body politic should “get over” Biden’s habit of touching women in ways that make them feel uncomfortable.”

Source: Hillary Rockets Into 3rd Place On PredictIt As Rumors Swirl Over 2020 Run

He Justifies the Ungodly…

The Reformed Reader

  One of my favorite phrases that the apostle Paul wrote is found in Romans 4:5.  The NASB translates it like this: “…Him who justifies the ungodly….”  I like how W. G. T. Shedd commented on this aspect of justification.

The justification of the “ungodly” (Rom. 4:5; 5:6) includes both pardon and acceptance. Either alone would be an incomplete justification of the ungodly. In the case of a sinner, the law requires satisfaction for past disobedience and also perfect obedience. When a criminal has suffered the penalty affixed to his crime, he has done a part, but not all that the law requires of him. He still owes a perfect obedience to the law in addition to the endurance of the penalty. The law does not say to the transgressor: “If you will suffer the penalty, you need not render the obedience.” But it says: “You must both suffer the…

View original post 256 more words

Judge Tammy Kemp Shares the Conversation She Had With Amber Guyger That Led to Giving Her a Hug, a Bible, and Hope of Redemption — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Judge Tammy Kemp, right, offered encouragement to Amber Guyger after a jury sentenced her to prison. “The act that she committed was horrific,” the judge said in an interview. “But none of us are one thing that we’ve done.”
Credit: Pool photo by Tom Fox

Judge Tammy Kemp is a woman of faith. For more than 25 years, she has attended the same church in Dallas, where she serves as a deaconess. She keeps a Bible in her chambers, positioned on top of her laptop to remind herself to start her day with prayer. And she believes in redemption: In her courtroom, she encourages defendants to use their time in prison to remake their lives.

So when one of those defendants — a former police officer convicted of murdering her unarmed neighbor — asked the judge for advice and a hug last week, the judge’s thoughts turned to a sermon she had heard in church the previous Sunday. The Parable of the Lost Sheep tells the story of a shepherd who still has 99 sheep in his flock, but looks for the one sheep that is lost.

“Our pastor had said: ‘If we’re going to attract the one, we’ve got to show love and compassion.’ And then I also thought, God says my job is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly,” Judge Kemp said. “So how can you refuse this woman a hug?”

That moment of compassion, in which Judge Kemp gave the former officer a Bible and a hug, was fiercely debated in the days after the trial. Some praised it as a rare and much-needed moment of humanity; others criticized it as potentially unconstitutional and wondered whether a black defendant would receive similar attention in the criminal justice system.

For many, it was simply the latest moment to be debated in an unusual and emotional case, in which an off-duty white police officer, Amber R. Guyger, fatally shot an unarmed black man, Botham Shem Jean, in his own apartment, claiming she thought she was facing an intruder in her own apartment. Community activists had looked to the judge, who is black, to help ensure a fair outcome, and in the end a diverse jury returned a rare verdict of murder, punishing her to 10 years in prison.

Speaking publicly on Monday for the first time since the trial, Judge Kemp, 57, said she was not thinking about Ms. Guyger’s race when she agreed to give her a hug, nor did she offer the Bible unprompted.

Far from regretting her decision, Judge Kemp said she only wished she had not hesitated before agreeing to the hug. “I’m a little embarrassed to say she had to ask me twice,” Judge Kemp said in an interview.

Judge Kemp, with her black robe and thick pearl necklace, became a well-known figure during the trial, which was streamed online and closely followed across the country. Her exasperated expression when she found out that the district attorney had given a television interview that may have broken a gag order in the case was widely shared in a GIF. She also showed uncommon emotion, at times tearing up on the bench.

But it was the final moments in the courtroom, after the trial had formally ended, that drew the most attention.

After a jury sentenced Ms. Guyger to prison for murder, Mr. Jean’s brother took the witness stand to address her directly. Rather than expressing anger, he asked to give her a hug in the courtroom.

“He said ‘please,’ and he said ‘please’ again,” said Judge Kemp, when asked about her decision to allow him to step down from the witness stand. “I just could not refuse him that.”

Judge Kemp, a former prosecutor who took the bench as a Democrat in January 2015, said she approached this case like any other: She got to work each day early in the morning, sometimes while it was still dark, so she could arrange for coffee and make sure jurors had the Greek yogurt and Gatorades they needed to get through a long day in court.

When witnesses testified, she took notes in longhand on a legal pad. And to avoid directing the jury’s attention in any one direction, she said she tried to glance around the courtroom periodically.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: The New York Times, Sarah Mervosh

via Judge Tammy Kemp Shares the Conversation She Had With Amber Guyger That Led to Giving Her a Hug, a Bible, and Hope of Redemption — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

LISTEN: Hell, Part 1 (Theology of Eternal Damnation in Hell #23 with Daniel Whyte III) — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

This podcast is about the negative side of eternal life. When it comes to what happens after death, people love to talk about Heaven and the wonderful benefits of eternity with God. However, there is less talk about the negative side of eternal life. This podcast will explore what the Bible says about Hell and the eternal damnation of those who die without Christ.

Charles Spurgeon said, “It is a very remarkable fact that no inspired preacher of whom we have any record ever uttered such terrible words concerning the destiny of the lost as our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Bible says in Matthew 5:21-22: “21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

Allow me to share with you some important points on this passage from The Bible Knowledge Commentary:

Jesus’ first illustration pertained to an important commandment, Do not murder. The Pharisees taught that murder consists of taking someone’s life. But the Lord said the commandment extended not only to the act itself but also to the internal attitude behind the act. Of course, murder is wrong, but the anger prompting the act is also as wrong as plunging in a knife. Furthermore, becoming angry and assuming a position of superiority over another by calling him a derogatory name demonstrates sinfulness of the heart. A person with such a sinful heart obviously is a sinner and therefore is headed for the fire of hell. The word translated as “Hell” is literally “Gehenna”. “Gehenna” means valley of Hinnom, the valley south of Jerusalem where a continually burning fire consumed the city refuse. This became an apt name for the eternal punishment of the wicked.

Our topic is “Hell, Part 1” from the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology by Walter Elwell:

Hell is the place of God’s final retributive punishment. Scripture progressively develops this destiny of the wicked: the Old Testament outlines the framework, while the New Testament elaborates on it. Jesus, however, is most responsible for defining hell.

In the Old Testament Sheol denotes the abode of the dead; conscious souls face a shadowy existence in this “land of oblivion”. Since death is not a natural occurrence but issues from the fall, the Old Testament confidently awaits God’s demonstration of his lordship over Sheol by raising the righteous to life. While God’s kingship also has implications for the wicked, here the Old Testament is more reserved. The Old Testament infrequently suggests a bodily resurrection for the wicked, a final judgment and retribution for evil deeds. Nevertheless, the contemptible and horrible destiny of the wicked, irretrievably isolated from the righteous, is clear.

The intertestamental literature constructed divergent scenarios for the wicked dead, including annihilation and endless torment. Sheol frequently became an interim location for the dead, distinguished from the place of final punishment. This final punishment was usually located in a valley south of Jerusalem, known in Hebrew as Ge Hinnom or the Valley of Hinnom, and in Greek as gehenna. This valley had a long history as a place of infamy. Notorious for the child sacrifices offered to Molech during the reigns of Ahaz and Manasseh, this valley was further desecrated when Josiah used it as Jerusalem’s refuse dump and it was prophesied as the place of God’s future fiery judgment. While some intertestamental writings equate hell with the “lake of fire” in this “accursed valley” of Hinnom, others use it to denote a place in the underworld.

In addition, the respective scenarios for the wicked, whether annihilation or eternal torment, shaped images of God’s judgment. For instance, at times fire consumes the wicked; in other texts fire and worms torment their victim to a useless existence.

Let’s Pray —

Dear friend, please understand that after you die, you will be ushered into one of two places to spend eternity, Heaven or Hell.

Here’s how you can be sure that you will not go to hell and suffer eternal damnation forever and rather have a home in Heaven when you die. The Bible says, ”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Here’s how you can be saved from sin and hell and have a home in Heaven when you die in more detail.

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for Salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

via LISTEN: Hell, Part 1 (Theology of Eternal Damnation in Hell #23 with Daniel Whyte III) — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Turkey Immediately Attacks Syria By Bombing Kurdish Supply Route Just Hours After President Trump Gives Order To Pull out US Troops — Now The End Begins

Turkey fired its first shots against the Kurds overnight by bombing a key supply route on the Syria Iraqi border mere hours after President Trump orders US troops out, officials have confirmed.

Well, that didn’t take long, less than 24 hours. Turkey is now officially at war in Syria with our now-former allies the Kurds, who were so instrumental in our fight against ISIS. Funny way to treat an ally, don’t you think? 🤔 This will go down as a very, very bad decision by President Trump, one that could possibly have a strong impact on the 2020 elections. An even worse decision by Trump is the invitation extended to Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to come and be a guest at the White House in November.

As God’s protective Hand is pulled farther and farther away from America, the chaos and the craziness is being multiplied to a once-unimaginable level. Is this what it looks like when a nation is collapsing? That’s what it looks like to me, and you don’t need to be a prophet to see that.

Turkey confirmed it carried out strikes against Kurdish forces on the Syria-Iraq border overnight Monday

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: The Turkish air force struck the Semalka Border Crossing in order to stop Kurdish forces resupplying along a route which links their territories in northern Iraq and Syria, two security officials said.

‘One of the fundamental goals was to cut off the transit route between Iraq and Syria before the operation in Syria, a source told Reuters. ‘In this way, the group’s support lines, including ammunition, are shut off.’

Video shot in the area overnight shows two large flashes against the horizon while the distant sound of fighter jets can be heard. It is thought this shows the crossing being destroyed.

It comes a day after Donald Trump agreed to withdraw US troops from Syria and hand control of regional security over to Turkey, which has vowed to create a ‘peace corridor’ along its border by wiping out ‘terrorists’.

Trump also confirmed on Tuesday morning that he’d  extended an invitation to the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to meet with him at the White House in November.  In a tweet, Trump said Turkey was a ‘good trading partner of the US’ and had been ‘very good to deal with’.

Turkey views the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces – America’s key ally in the battle against ISIS – as a terror group and has previously outlined plans to strike a series of their strongholds along the border. Trump has been accused of a ‘spineless’ capitulation to Turkey over his pledge to withdraw troops – and on Tuesday denied that he had abandoned the Kurds to their fate.

He tweeted: ‘We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good.’

Trump defended his decision to withdraw troops from the region, despite it being met with fury and disgust by GOP lawmakers.

Shortly after announcing he’d extended an invitation to Ergodan, Trump tweeted that: ‘Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!’

This comes after Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called the move ‘a retreat’ that ‘would increase the risk that ISIS and other terrorist groups regroup’. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s closest friends in Congress, also blasted him in a tweet, calling the move ‘a stain on America’s honor’ and ‘a disaster in the making.’ Graham said: ‘The biggest lie being told by the administration [is] that ISIS is defeated.’

Turkey has been involved in a decades-long conflict with Kurdish separatists as they demand their own state, which would fall largely on Turkish territory. Erdogan has been repeatedly accused of carrying out atrocities against Turkish Kurds.

As the Syrian conflict threatened to enter a deadly new phase:

  • Iran, Turkey’s regional ally, warned Ankara not to push ahead with its invasion and to ‘respect’ the territorial integrity of Syria
  • Turkey’s vice-president said his country ‘won’t bow to threats’ after Trump warned he will crash their economy if they do anything he deems ‘off limits’
  • The Syrian government urged the Kurds to join with Assad’s forces ‘rather than plunge into the abyss’ after being abandoned by the US
  • President Trump confirmed he will meet President Erdogan during a visit to the White House next month

Trump was accused of a ‘spineless’ capitulation to Turkey, Iran and Russia after suddenly agreeing to withdraw US troops during a call with Erdogan on Sunday which left the Defense Department ‘blindsided’. READ MORE

Turkey-Syria border: What does Trump’s decision mean for the Kurds?

President Donald Trump has threatened to ‘obliterate’ the Turkish economy if they do anything ‘off limits’ in Syria.

via Turkey Immediately Attacks Syria By Bombing Kurdish Supply Route Just Hours After President Trump Gives Order To Pull out US Troops — Now The End Begins

%d bloggers like this: