Daily Archives: October 20, 2019

October 20 A Successful Combination

Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 6:1–10

Key Verse: James 1:6

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

Imagine the billions of prayers that reach the throne of God each day: prayers for healing, help, favor, and honor. When you lift your personal prayers to God, do you have faith that He will respond? Faith combined with prayer is a successful combination.

The Bible tells us that we must pray in faith, without doubting, in order to have our requests answered (James 1:2–8). This concept often confuses new and seasoned believers alike. However, clarification can be gained from today’s Key Verse. James advises us to pray wholeheartedly unto the Lord. He does not say that when we pray without doubting we will automatically receive exactly what we asked for, in the exact moment we request it. The key is to pray with undivided trust. God always answers prayers, but His solutions and timelines may be different from ours.

Our responsibility is to rid our minds of doubt. Prayer-related doubt can occur when our problems takes precedence over God. Doubt can also stem from a lack of familiarity with God’s Word. God will fulfill His promises, even if it is not in the way we expect or in the time frame we want (2 Chronicles 6:1–4, 6–10).

Examine your level of faith the next time you have a need in your life. As you take your request to God, ask yourself, “Do I genuinely trust God, or am I allowing my mind to be divided by doubt?”

Lord, when my problems get so big that they block my view, it means I have forgotten to trust in You. Help me to leave my burdens with You.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 307). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

October 20 Lord, Make Me!

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:14–21

Key Verse: Ephesians 3:16

He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.

In his book Walking with Christ in the Details of Life, Patrick Morley explains the growth of the prayer life:

We are needy people. When God found us, we were consumed with needs: relational, emotional, financial, moral, psychological, and spiritual needs … It seems quite natural, then, that until our temporal lives begin to straighten out, temporal needs would preoccupy our early prayers. The distinctive of our prayers in this first phase of our spiritual life is that they are prayers of petition …

When once we see the faithfulness of God to care for us, we want to learn how to follow Him. We come to that point where we want to surrender the silliness of our own ideas to the way of the Lord. Instead of praying, “Lord, give me,” we start praying, “Lord, make me.” Surrendering to the will of God becomes pre-eminent in our thinking.

This maturity in attitude is implied in what the apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian church. The day-to-day concerns of the believers were essentially no different from yours today, but notice what Paul requested for them: “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16 nasb).

The Lord wants you to come to Him for even the smallest detail. But He wants you to feel free to pray for deeper spiritual riches as well.

Precious Lord, make me! I surrender to Your will. Strengthen my inner man with power through Your Spirit according to the riches of Your glory.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 307). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Investigation Into Hillary’s Emails Concludes, Nearly 600 Security Violations Found | The Daily Wire

State Department investigators concluded their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and found nearly 600 security violations, according to newly released government documents.

The results from the investigation were disclosed in a letter last week to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) from Bureau of Legislative Affairs Assistant Secretary Mary Elizabeth Taylor.

The investigation, which was finished along with the report in early September, found that 38 individuals were culpable for 91 security violations along with 497 additional security violations that were found where no individual was found to bear culpability.

“For current and former officials, culpability means the violations will be noted in their files and will be considered when they apply for or renew security clearances,” the Associated Press reported. “For current officials, there could also be disciplinary action, though it’s unclear how they could potentially be reprimanded.”

The State Department began reviewing Clinton’s emails in 2016 “after declaring 22 emails from Clinton’s private server to be ‘top secret,’” the Associated Press added.

The State Department’s investigation commenced after the FBI decided not to challenge Clinton at the conclusion of its criminal investigation into her private email server. Clinton was the Democratic Party nominee for president at the time.

The FBI’s decision to not charge Clinton with a felony has come under intense scrutiny after it was revealed that anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok “edited a key phrase that removed possible legal implications,” The Hill reported.

“One source told [CNN] that electronic records reveal that Strzok changed the language from ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless,’ scrubbing a key word that could have had legal ramifications for Clinton,” The Hill added. “An individual who mishandled classified material could be prosecuted under federal law for ‘gross negligence.’”

Anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was allegedly romantically involved with Strzok, reportedly testified last year that FBI officials discussed charging Clinton, but were ultimately denied by Obama’s Justice Department.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, in June 2016 on a tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lynch refused to recuse herself from the investigation after meeting with former President Clinton on the tarmac, and said that she would accept whatever former FBI Director James Comey recommended in the case.

The criminal investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server was ultimately reopened after the FBI found emails pertinent to the investigation on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

Weiner was married to Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, and was under investigation by the FBI over sexual communications that he had with a minor, which ultimately landed him in prison.

Clinton went on to lose the 2016 election and has spent the last three years blaming nearly everything in existence for her loss to President Donald Trump.

Clinton has gone as far as to recently claim that Trump is an “illegitimate” president, which strongly suggests that she has still not accepted the results of the 2016 election, something that she explicitly warned Trump against doing in 2016.

“To say you won’t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy,” Clinton said in October 2016. “The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America.”

“And look, some people are sore losers, and we just got to keep going,” she added.

— Read on www.dailywire.com/news/investigation-into-hillarys-emails-concludes-nearly-600-security-violations-found

They’re Telling Us The Next Recession “Won’t Be As Bad As 2008″… They’re Wrong. | Zero Hedge

Our society is not equipped to handle something like that.  We are soft, lazy, self-obsessed and completely dependent on the system…

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Are we really supposed to believe them?  As the next recession rapidly approaches, the mainstream media is assuring us that there isn’t really that much to be concerned about.  In fact, as you will see below, CNN is assuring us that “the next one won’t be as bad as 2008”.   

But how do they know?

After all, we didn’t have a president that was in danger of being impeached in 2008.  As this impeachment process moves forward, the mood of this nation is going to become increasingly sour.  Over in Europe, they are dealing with endless Brexit drama, and over in China the Hong Kong protests have created instability unlike anything we have seen in the modern history of that country.  Meanwhile, the Middle East has become an endless source of “wars and rumors of wars”.  At some point missiles will start flying back and forth and a major war will erupt over there, and that will immediately throw the entire global economy into chaos.  On top of everything else, our planet is shaking like a leaf, global weather patterns are becoming increasingly unstable and crops are failing all over the world. 

The truth is that the environment that the global economy operates within is far more unstable today than it was back in 2008, and it wouldn’t take much at all to push us into a complete and utter economic nightmare.

But if you listen to the mainstream media, you would be tempted to assume that everything is going to be just fine.

In fact, CNN just published an article entitled “Not all recessions are a crisis, and the next one won’t be as bad as 2008”

Recession fears are on the rise in the United States. Memories of the last downturn are exacerbating these worries: The last time America faced a recession was in 2008, as the financial crisis was unfolding. Millions of people lost their jobs, GDP growth plummeted and businesses shut down.

But not all recessions are like that. Sometimes the economy can grow all the way through a recession. In fact, some economists believe the world is in a recession now and most people don’t even realize it.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could go all the way through the next recession without even realizing it?

I would love that.

Perhaps they should invent a way for us to eat Brussels sprouts without realizing it as well.

According to CNN, it is likely that we are headed for a “growth recession” rather than a recession in which we would have “millions of lost jobs like the last recession”…

For the United States, a global growth recession will probably mean sluggish growth, rather than millions of lost jobs like the last recession 10 years ago did. A growth recession would be nothing like 2008, when America entered a so-called technical recession: at least two consecutive quarters of a shrinking economy. The US economy is far away from that.

They can be optimistic if they want, but the thing about sticking your head in the sand is that your rear end is still exposed.

Look, I am not opposed to wishful thinking, but at some point you have to deal with reality.  Personally, I would like to be able to dunk a basketball like Michael Jordan does, but it just isn’t going to happen.

And our reality is telling us that we are far more vulnerable economically today than we were back in 2008.  Even though we have never had a full year of 3 percent economic growth since the last recession, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is nearly twice as high as it was at the peak of the bubble that burst during the last financial crisis.

In other words, stock prices are absurdly overinflated, and at some point there is going to be a dramatic implosion.

Much of the growth in stock prices has been driven by companies that are supposedly worth billions of dollars but that don’t actually make any profits.

WeWork is an example of the type of company that I am talking about.  It is constantly hemorrhaging money, but back in January it was supposedly worth 47 billion dollars.

Of course that number was always completely and utterly ridiculous, and after all the trouble that the company has had in recent months the valuation of the company has changed dramatically.

In fact, at this point it is being reported that WeWork is only worth about 8 billion dollars

As WeWork runs out of money, SoftBank Group is orchestrating the company’s “rescue financing plan” that could value it below $8 billion, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: $8 billion is a slim fraction of the $47 billion valuation WeWork gleaned in January from SoftBank. The rescue plan also comes after the office-sharing business slammed the brakes on its IPO, causing company bonds to tumble.

So how does a company lose 39 billion dollars in value in less than a year?

Well, it was never actually worth 47 billion dollars in the first place, and the truth is that WeWork is eventually going to zero.

But similar things could be said about company after company.  Wall Street has become a theater for the absurd, and eventually this whole freak show is going to implode in spectacular fashion.

And so what happens if a historic stock market crash is one of the triggers that plunges us into an extended economic depression like we experienced in the 1930s?

Our society is not equipped to handle something like that.  We are soft, lazy, self-obsessed and completely dependent on the system.  If we had to suddenly become a lot more self-sufficient, most of us would fall flat on our faces.

Earlier today, I came across a Time Magazine article which explained that 71 percent of all 17-to-24-year-olds in the United States do not even meet the most basic qualifications for military service…

Approximately 71% of the 34 million 17-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. would not qualify for military service because of reasons related to health, physical appearance and educational background, according to the Pentagon.

The ineligible typically includes those who are obese, those who lack a high school diploma or a GED, convicted felons, those taking prescription drugs for ADHD and those with certain tattoos and ear gauges, the Wall Street Journal reports, though some requirements can be waived.

Only 1% of young people are both “eligible and inclined to have conversation with” the military about possible service, according to the Defense Department.

This is just one example of how badly our society has declined.

There are thousands more, and I write about them all the time.

So we better hope that things don’t get really, really bad in this country, because it would be a colossal mess unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/theyre-telling-us-next-recession-wont-be-bad-2008-theyre-wrong

October 20 Waiting to Act

Scripture reading: Psalm 139:1–8

Key verse: Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord,

And He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

The toddler climbed to the top step of the plastic slide in the backyard and lifted one leg onto the top platform. With one leg on the top of the slide and the other on the top step, his undeveloped coordination left him trapped. He couldn’t move either leg.

“Daaaaaddyyyyy!”

The toddler knew exactly what to do next. In his moment of complete helplessness, with fear setting in as he was stranded several feet above the ground, he called for his daddy. Watching nearby, the dad moved in to save the day. What child wouldn’t immediately cry out to the nearest authority? What father wouldn’t act quickly in such a situation?

When hit with a trial or when bad news comes our way, our most effective response is to immediately say, “Father.” Not only does this immediately stunt the problem from growing into something that overwhelms us, but it reminds us of our rightful position as children of God.

Our Father says He will never leave us or forsake us. Armed with such a promise, we know that God is under His divine obligation to provide us guidance and direction. There will be many times when life will leave us stretched into an awkward position. We should always remember that our Father is watching nearby, ready to act when called.

Father, I thank You that You will never leave me or forsake me. Help me remember that You are always nearby, just waiting to act in my behalf when called upon to do so.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 307). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

October 20, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

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Confidence in a Personal Fellowship with Christ

and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, (1:8)

Love and trust are the two crucial ingredients in any meaningful relationship. In this verse, the apostle exalts those two aspects as essential to believers’ relationship with Christ and vital to the joy that results. He also reflects genuine pathos and personal humility with these words, based on his past, personal experience as one of the Twelve.

Excluding Judas Iscariot (Matt. 26:14, 16; Luke 22:47–48), Peter was the one disciple who exhibited the most egregious breach of faith and trust in his Lord. Not long after Peter’s three-time denial of Christ (Luke 22:54–62), Jesus confronted him and three times asked him, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:15–22). In humble fashion he reflected on that time and by implication commended his persecuted readers for their relationship to Christ. Peter, even though he was the leader of the apostles and lived with Jesus for three years, in a crucial time failed to sustain his love and trust in Him. In marked contrast, his readers, though they had not seen Him, maintained a true love for and strong trust in Jesus in the midst of threatening persecution and sufferings.

The word love (agapate) is the love of the will, the noblest form of love. The present tense indicates that Peter’s audience constantly loved their Lord, which love defines the essence of being a Christian. Peter underscores this fact later in the letter, “Unto you therefore which believe he [Christ] is precious” (2:7, kjv; cf. 1 Cor. 16:22; Eph. 6:24; 1 John 4:19). Real joy flows from a love for the unseen Master, the One whom believers also obey (cf. John 14:21).

Peter next commends his readers’ faith and trust in Christ. Obviously to believe in Him goes hand in hand with loving Him. The soul that loves Christ cannot help but believe in Him, and the soul that believes cannot help but love. Though Christians do not see Him now, still they believe in Him. Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed” (John 20:29; cf. Heb. 11:1). Faith accepts the revealed, written record of Jesus Christ (the Gospels; 2 Tim. 3:15; cf. 2 Chron. 20:20; Acts 24:14), which portrays Him in all His glory and leads believers to love Him (cf. Heb. 11:6). The more faith can know of Christ, and the more such knowledge possesses the heart, the stronger believers’ love for Him becomes (cf. 2 Cor. 8:7; Gal. 5:6; 1 Tim. 1:5; 1 John 2:5) and the more joy they exhibit (cf. Pss. 5:11; 16:11). Thus love and trust are the two elements that bind believers to a living fellowship with Jesus Christ.

That wondrous relationship caused Peter’s readers to greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. Inexpressible (aneklalētō) literally means “higher than speech.” Those who live in personal communion with Christ experience a joy so divine that they cannot communicate it; humanly speaking, such joy is beyond the reach of speech and expression. And that joy is also full of glory (doxazō), meaning “to render highest praise” and from which doxology derives. In their fellowship with the Lord, believers have both a supernatural love (cf. Gal. 5:22; 2 Thess. 3:5; 1 John 4:19) and a transcendant joy (cf. Eccl. 2:26; Pss. 4:7; 21:6; 68:3; 97:11; Jude 24).[1]


8  Yet the focus of their joy is not the inheritance nor the glory, but the returning Christ. Here one finds a paradox. Unlike Peter and others of the first generation who had seen Jesus, they have neither seen him in the past nor do they see him at present; their faith is not based on their perceptual experience.  Yet, despite this apparent deprivation, they in no way come behind the first generation of disciples in Palestine, for they love and believe on Jesus. This paradox of faith without sight is often found in the NT (see John 20:24–29; 2 Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:1, 27), for as soon as the church expanded outside Palestine it was the experience of most Christians. The really important thing is not what they can see (e.g., the trials they have and their enemies), but whom they love and are committed to (cf. also 2 Kings 6:14–17), even though they do not see him.

In the OT and the Gospels love and commitment (or faith) are normally directed toward God (e.g., Mark 12:29–30, which draws on Deut. 6:4–5). But even in the Gospels (e.g., Matt. 18:6; John 8:42; 11:25; 14:21) and especially in the epistles (e.g., 1 Cor. 16:22; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 6:24) the implicit command in the call to love and commit oneself to Jesus (e.g., Mark 10:21) is made explicit. In our text Peter clearly points to Jesus as the object of their love and the goal of their commitment and joy.

Their commitment to Jesus (“believing”) causes them to rejoice. The verb is present (although some copyists later changed it to a future, misunderstanding the paradox),  for Peter’s point is that in the midst of outward trials we can already experience by faith and rejoice in our coming Lord. Thus the joy is “unspeakable” or inexpressible, for it defies outward circumstances (and thus is hard to explain) and is rooted in a realm that is beyond our physical experience (cf. 2 Cor. 2:9 citing Isa. 64:4).  The joy is also “filled with glory,” a joy that has already been glorified, not in the sense that they already experience the fullness of glory of the coming of Christ, but in the sense that in their love and commitment to Christ they experience a joy that partakes of and anticipates the joy of the final day of salvation. 18 It is in their focus on Christ, rather than on circumstances or even on doctrine, that they find this joy.[2]


1:8 / Unlike Peter himself, his readers, for reasons of time and geography, never saw Jesus in the flesh, and now that he has ascended back into heaven they will not have an opportunity in this life of setting eyes on him. The next life will be another story (1 John 3:2). Yet the inability to see him in this world has not prevented them from becoming believers, for faith does not depend upon sight (2 Cor. 5:7). And more: committing their lives to Christ as Savior has not been restricted to an unemotional transaction. As a consequence of their conversion, they found, and are continuing to find, love for the unseen Christ growing within them. His presence in their lives is real, even if unseen. And more even than that: they are being blessed in a special way. Peter knew the reason. He was present when the risen Christ told Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). So Peter’s readers in every generation are eligible for such a blessing—which he interprets as inexpressible and glorious joy.

That joy is inexpressible, beyond human description, for in truth it does not belong to this world-order, and it is certainly not of human origin. It is a divine gift (Ps. 16:11; John 15:9–11; 16:24; Rom. 15:13; Gal. 5:22) and a direct consequence of a living relationship with the Lord (1 Cor. 2:9). As such, it is a witness to others (Luke 15:4–10) of divine care and loving activity in the believer’s life.[3]


1:8 you love him … even though you do not see him now. God expresses his love to believers by shielding them and caring for them during times of suffering. As a result, even though believers do not see Jesus during this time, they grow in their love for him through suffering.

you believe in him. Peter writes “believe in him” rather than simply “believe him.” This observation, together with his use of the verb “love,” highlights that Peter has in mind personal trust in Jesus in the context of a relationship with him. This is not just a statement that the readers are Christians. It is a statement that they are actively depending on Jesus in the midst of the sufferings and trials of daily life. The result of this active trust is joy. Joy in the midst of trials is the experience, not of all believers, but only of those who are loving Jesus and placing their trust in him in the midst of such trials.[4]


1:8. How could these Christians face their suffering? They chose to love Christ and to believe in him even though they had not actually seen him in the past and had not encountered him visibly in the present. Most of Peter’s readers had no personal contact with Christ while he lived on earth. They were a generation removed from the time of his earthly ministry. This did not become an excuse. Instead, by accepting the testimony of those, like Peter, who had seen Christ, they entered into a personal relationship with Christ marked by love and belief.

“Believe,” as used here, means “to trust or rest your confidence in someone, to depend on them.” Having trusted Christ with present salvation from sin, you can also trust him with future salvation from pain and suffering. The result of this active trust is an inexpressible and glorious joy even in the midst of suffering. Peter repeated the theme of joy that he introduced in verse 6. This joy issues from gratitude to God for who he is and for what he has provided through salvation. Joy comes especially from our hope of seeing Christ one day. Although our trials may result in temporary grief, this need not extinguish our deep, abiding joy anchored in our hope in Jesus Christ.

Biblical joy does not depend on circumstances. Joy is inseparably connected to love and trust. Even during pain, the fullness of joy comes from a deep sense of the presence of God in our lives. We can experience joy in suffering when we believe our suffering has a redemptive or refining purpose.[5]


1:8. Here is the climax of the experiential joy that results from faith. God accomplished salvation through the work of His Son Jesus Christ. So the focus of a believer’s faith is not on abstract knowledge but on the person of Christ. The apostle’s warm heart overflowed as he spoke of the love and belief in Christ of those who, unlike himself, did not see Jesus when He walked on earth. Peter may have had in mind Jesus’ words: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). Yet, though Christians do not now see Him, like Peter they love and believe in Him, and are also filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. The verb agalliasthe (“are filled with … joy”) was used by Peter in 1 Peter 1:6, “you greatly rejoice,” and agalliōmenoi is used in 4:13.[6]


1:8 Peter now discusses the present enjoyment of our salvation—Christ taken by faith. Though we have never seen Him with our eyes, we love Him. Though we do not see Him at this time, yet we believe in Him. That is how we enter into the blessedness which He mentioned to Thomas, “Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

William Lincoln writes:

People talk a lot about love, but the true test of love to God and Christ is, that in the trial it says—“I would not lose the favor and smile of God, so will rather suffer than grieve Him.” Love will be content with a crust and the smile of God, rather than a better position and the popularity of the world without it. Such tests must come to all the true children of God; they winnow the chaff from the wheat. The gold comes out from the fire tried, and purified from its dross.

Believing on Him we rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. To be united to Him through faith is to have uninterrupted and eternal contact with the fountain of all pure joy. The Christian’s joy is not dependent on earthly circumstances but on the risen, exalted Christ at God’s right hand. It is no more possible to rob a saint of his joy than it is to unseat Christ from His place of glory. The two stand together.[7]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2004). 1 Peter (pp. 46–47). Chicago: Moody Publishers.

[2] Davids, P. H. (1990). The First Epistle of Peter (pp. 58–59). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[3] Hillyer, N. (2011). 1 and 2 Peter, Jude (p. 34). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[4] Samra, J. (2016). James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (pp. 111–112). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

[5] Walls, D., & Anders, M. (1999). I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude (Vol. 11, pp. 9–10). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

[6] Raymer, R. M. (1985). 1 Peter. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 842). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[7] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (pp. 2252–2253). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

The American Deep State Would Sooner Sacrifice the Republic Than Lose Again to Donald Trump | Strategic Culture Foundation

You’d really think the American people would have caught on by now. No sooner did Russiagate fizzle out like a wet firecracker did the Democrats, completely indifferent to the dire consequences, toss another incendiary into the public square. Sooner or later something has got to blow, and maybe it already did.

As Americans experience the brutal whiplash of going from the Mueller probe to presidential impeachment in a matter of days, all pretensions of democratic procedure to guide the show trial have been tossed from the clown car. With the boot-licking media to back their every whim and fancy, the Democrats are dragging the Republic to the brink of destruction as they threaten to take down the 45th POTUS, and without a single witness in the dock.

Last month, Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said the identity of the shady whistleblower who revealed second-hand details of a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would be made public “very soon.” That claim looks set to be the fifth ‘Pinocchio’ awarded to Schiff in almost as many days.

On Sunday, the truth-impaired Senator said the whistleblower at the heart of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry might not testify in court over concerns about the individual’s safety. That pathetic excuse should incur the wrath of the mainstream media every bit as much as it has incurred the wrath of the Trump administration. Moreover, it cheapens the incalculable sacrifice that every whistleblower assumes when they attach their identities to explosive revelations; without their identity publicly known the claims do not carry the same weight. Unless the whistleblower is fully prepared to lose his career and risk jail time, much like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and numerous others, a cloud of doubt will forever hang over the claims, and even more so in the Ukrainegate affair since we are talking about nothing more than hearsay.

Schiff’s notorious shiftiness didn’t end there. He actually cited Trump’s candidness in releasing the full transcript of the conversation as another reason as to why the ‘courageous’ whistleblower should enjoy full anonymity. This almost makes Trump himself appear as the whistleblower.

“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during the call,” Schiff said in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation. In other words, Trump was doomed to be damned if he released the transcript or he didn’t.

The Democrat’s determination to bring down Trump was confirmed earlier when Schiff was caught in yet another lie.

On September 16, the Democratic Senator told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he did not know the identity of the whistleblower. He repeated the same claim the next day when he told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that neither he nor his staff had “spoken directly with the whistleblower.” It is now known that his claims were bald-faced lies, and serious enough to bring the impeachment clown car to a screeching halt. Yet the rules of the game, as is proven time and time again, are always adjusted to suit the Democrats. In fact, the whistleblower may have committed a felony for failing to disclose in his or her official complaint that they had first brought the information to the attention of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff.

Schiff has little to worry about, however, since the media does not react to Democratic transgressions with nearly the same amount of hysteria as it does with the Republicans, which explains why Trump is fighting a constant uphill battle.

This is where the push for impeachment is becoming a dangerous venture for the Democrats. The people are not stupid, and it does not require the shrewdest political tool to understand that the scales of justice are weighted heavily in favor of the Democrats. From Hillary Clinton escaping punishment for using her home computer to send classified government documents, to former Vice President Joe Biden bragging about arranging a billion-dollar quid pro quo with Kiev to sack Ukraine’s top prosecutor, who just happened to be investigating Biden’s son, Hunter, the Democrats rarely have anything to fear as far as justice is concerned. Yet this special status has certainly not gone unnoticed; with social media revolutionizing the ‘town square,’ the blatant hypocrisies and outright crimes are obvious to everyone.

Just as Russiagate was a conspicuous effort on the part of the Democrats and their lapdog media to deflect attention away from the contents of Clinton’s emails, not to mention the identity of the leaker (as opposed to the ‘Russian hackers,’ that is), Ukrainegate is a desperate attempt to focus attention on a harmless phone call between two state leaders so as to bury the news of corruption at the highest levels of the Obama administration, up to and including not only Joe Biden, but former Secretary of State John Kerry as well. In other words, we are talking about obstruction of justice on a mind-boggling scale, and which could only be pulled off with the full support of the mainstream media. A free-thinking, independent journalistic community would have called foul on such shenanigans long ago.

Lest anyone forget, the Democrats have been under investigation by Attorney General Bill Barr and federal prosecutor John Durham. These two are currently traveling the world in an effort to determine “the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election,” Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement on Sept. 25.

In fact, Barr and Durham’s ‘mission’ kicked off back in May, long before the smoke and mirrors of yet another Trump ‘transgression’ took front and center in living rooms across the country. Indeed, while every American has heard of the impeachment inquiry, few realize that the Democrats are under investigation for far greater crimes should they be found guilty, that is. Now, in the event that Barr and Durham attempt to present their findings to the public, the Democrats will scream in one persecuted voice that Trump is attempting to ‘obstruct justice,’ which will certainly be the greatest irony considering the source.

In other words, there are two vehicles – one filled with Democrats, the other Republicans – careening towards an intersection at a high rate of speed, and neither looks willing to yield to the other. This is the situation confronting America at the present time: a smashup of epic, deadly proportions, quite possibly on par with its first civil war. Such a seemingly inevitable event, however, would never have been remotely possible had the media been a fair and just provider of news and information as opposed to being an instigator and provocateur of the first order.

Now, should the Democrats get the impeachment they’ve been dreaming about ever since they lost the 2016 presidential election, at least 50 percent of the American public will understand full well that the scales of justice are tilted against them. That will be the moment when the United States is forced to confront its worst crisis in many years, simply because the Democrats have become so terrified of a longstanding political technology known as ‘free and fair elections.’

Source: The American Deep State Would Sooner Sacrifice the Republic Than Lose Again to Donald Trump

Democrat Al Green Actually Admits on Live TV, ‘If We Don’t Impeach, Trump Might Get Re-Elected’ | LifeZette

In what can only be called a raw exposure of Democrats’ true intentions, impeachment-focused Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) actually told the world why President Donald Trump has to be impeached.

During an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Green said that he’s “concerned if Democrats don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”

So, not only is Green admitting the actual reason the Democrats are desperate to impeach President Trump.

He’s also admitting to blatant election collusion and interference.

That is what this is, as I see it.

The Democrats are manufacturing an impeachment crisis in order to interfere and “throw” the 2020 election their way.

“As I look the people of America in the eye, I’m telling you, we have a constitutional crisis,” Green said.

“We must impeach this president,” he added. “If you don’t, it’s not the soul of the nation that will be at risk only, it is the soul of the Congress that’s at risk.”

Yes, we do have a “constitutional crisis.”

The Democrat Party is so desperate to win and save Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, they’re concocting a (second) coup to try to remove President Trump, in my opinion.

Watch the video below to see what Green said:

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

Source: Democrat Al Green Actually Admits on Live TV, ‘If We Don’t Impeach, Trump Might Get Re-Elected’

Alleged ‘anti-Trump’ crusade at CNN exposed by whistleblower | RT Video

A lawyer representing Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has sent a letter to CNN – warning of their intention to sue the network over allegations of bias against the president. A CNN spokesperson called it “a desperate PR stunt.” It comes after an expose on the channel by a CNN whistleblower: the material was obtained by “Project Veritas”, an American non-profit watchdog, and includes secret recordings of editorial meetings, which reportedly reveal a crusade against Trump.

Paul Craig Roberts: “Oligarchs Will Crash The System To Boot Trump” | ZeroHedge News

Economic expert and award winning journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts predicts that the oligarchs of the New World Order (NWO) will do anything to boot President Trump out of office.

Dr. Roberts, who has a PhD in Economics and is a former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, predicts the NWO will take down the financial system as a last resort if all else fails. Dr. Roberts explains, “Now, if they can’t get Trump out, they will crash it…”

“There will be a big crash before the election, and people will blame Trump. That’s about how smart Americans are. Now, there is one constraint for the Fed doing that because the Fed is a tool of the New York banks. If they crash the economy, they are going to crash those New York banks. That’s the only restraint on the elites. That’s their ultimate nuke. If they can’t get him out, they will say, okay, we are going to bring down the economy and too bad for the New York Banks, or they will find some special way to bail them out while everything else goes: the pension funds, the hedge funds, the mutual funds. They will wipe us out in order to get rid of Trump.

Dr. Roberts says forget about the Left/Right Democrat and Republican paradigm. Dr. Roberts explains, “This isn’t a Democrat vs. Republican thing…”

This is the elite, the establishment, the oligarchs and the people who rule the country. They are defending their power. Trump was elected by the people. Remember, Hillary called people who voted for Trump ‘deplorables.’ So, the people who go against the elite candidate are ‘deplorable.’ The voters are ‘deplorable.’ That’s what this is about. They have to get him out for that reason. They also know if they get him out for that reason, every other person that would step forward and actually try to lead the country rather than serve the ruling class, that person will know that he hasn’t a chance. Even if he gets into office, he’s going to be excoriated, framed up, lied about and driven out. Nobody will want that grief.”

Dr. Roberts points out, “Where is William Barr?”

“We already know Russia-gate, the Steel Dossier, the deception of the FISA Court, we know all of these were felonies. Indeed, I consider it treason, and there is nothing? There is no action? Nothing, and that’s the most amazing thing to me when every legitimate whistleblower has been destroyed. Now, we have a fake one, a CIA operation against the President, and nobody even knows who the whistleblower is? It’s so transparent. If the American people fall for this they, will go down in history as the most utterly stupid people who have ever walked the earth, and they will deserve the consequences. It will be the end of America.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with award winning journalist and former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

Source: Paul Craig Roberts: “Oligarchs Will Crash The System To Boot Trump”