Daily Archives: November 19, 2019

November 19 Words of Encouragement

Scripture Reading: Psalm 8:1–9

Key Verse: Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,

But a good word makes it glad.

Have you ever hesitated to speak words of encouragement because you weren’t sure how they would be received? Being an encourager means reaching out even when you’re not sure.

You never know the impact you might have. In his book The Power of Encouragement, Dr. David Jeremiah explains:

I can be encouraged by what I hear. If I sense someone genuinely cares about me, that person’s words can be powerful. As the adage goes, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”

The Book of Proverbs speaks often about encouragement. Here’s one example: “Anxious hearts are very heavy but a word of encouragement does wonders!” (Proverbs 12:25, TLB). Have you ever been weighed down by anxiety when someone came along and spoke a good word which lifted your spirit?

During one of the deepest, darkest times in my life, a fellow pastor called me just to say, “David, I want you to know I love you, and I know you are going through some hurt. I want you to know I’m here if you need me. I want to pray with you.” And he prayed with me on the phone. He called me every week for several weeks with a word of encouragement. He poured courage into my heart.… Believe it or not, two or three sentences can turn a person’s life around.

Lord, give me the spiritual maturity to help others. I want to be an encouragement and blessing to those with whom I come in contact today.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 338). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

November 19 Test the Words by the Word

Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:11–24

Key Verse: 1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Don’t believe everything you read” is just commonsense good advice.

It is always wise to read with a wary eye and try to verify facts before you repeat them. The same is true about spiritual information. Scripture warns us to “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1) to make sure that what we are hearing or reading squares with God’s Word.

The people of the Galatian church had similar concerns about the accuracy of the information they were receiving. Some even doubted Paul’s authority to be a teacher. That was why Paul spent so much time defending his authority as an apostle. In other words, Paul furnished them with the basis for his knowledge: “For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ” (Gal. 1:11–12 nasb).

Paul had a one-on-one encounter with the Messiah on the road to Damascus and then spent several years in careful study of God’s Word. If the words he spoke were his own or supported by a self-generated philosophy, then Paul’s ministry would have been groundless and false.

Make it a personal habit to test the words you hear against the infallible, inerrant Word.

Master, give me the wisdom to test everything I hear against Your infallible, inerrant Word. Let Your Word be the plumb line against which I measure all other voices.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 338). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Former Catholic Priest Jonathan Morris Predicts That Kanye West Will Soon Be Headed To The Vatican For Private Meeting With Pope Francis — Now The End Begins

Get ready, now, and hold onto your hats, former Catholic priest and good buddy with Pope Francis has made a prediction about where Kanye West may land next.

For the past few days, hip-hop superstar Kanye West has been sucking all the oxygen out of the room with his Sunday Service, grabbing every headline there is to grab, dominating the Billboard charts, and riding a wave of popularity among Christians the likes of which may not have ever been seen before. To date his success with ‘Jesus Is King’ has expanded his bank account to the tune of over $150 million dollars, and there seems to be no end in sight. So what could possible be next for Kanye West? The ultimate prize for any Illuminati superstar – Rome.

“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” Revelation 18:9,10 (KJV)

Fox News contributor Jonathan Morris was, up to very recently, known as Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest in good standing. By his own testimony, he went in private to Pope Francis and asked for something called a ‘voluntary laicization‘, a release from his priestly vows, which was granted him by the pope. No sooner is Father Morris now Citizen Morris, when he pops up at Lakewood Church for private meetings with Joel Osteen and Kanye West. Morris then proceeds to write gushing op-ed pieces praising Joel Osteen and Kanye West, and helps to promote the ‘good gospel work’ of the Sunday Service travelling road show. But get ready, now, and hold onto your hats, former Catholic priest and good buddy with Pope Francis has also made a prediction about where Kanye West may land next. Former Father Morris says that Kanye West is headed to the Vatican to get the papal blessing on his Sunday Service.

Before we go any further, it would be beneficial to remind ourselves about the connection first between Joel Osteen and Pope Francis. On June 5th, 2014, Osteen flew to Rome for a private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and also attend the Convocation of Renewal in Rome. It was also around this time that other prominent leaders from the Charismatic church were seen working with the Vatican, finding “common ground” on how the two sides could come together. Kenneth Copeland famously offered Pope Francis his entire congregation and declared that ‘the Reformation is over’ in a show of unity. You will also remember how Rick Warren, one of the main early drivers of Chrislam, referred to Francis as “our pope” implying that he is the leader of all Christians worldwide and not just Catholics.

Now, in case you really don’t remember this flurry of ecumenical activity that took place between the Charismatics and the Vatican, here is a little video to help jog your memory.

The Charismatics, The Vatican and the Coming One World Religion

Back in 2014, not only did Pope Francis hold ecumenical services in the Vatican where he prayed to the moon god of Islam, Allah, he also held high level meetings with megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and US Senator Mike Lee who was there to represent the Mormon church. The actors have taken the stage, with more still arriving, in the unfolding of what will one day soon be the wildest bible prophecy ever told – the Great Tribulation.

Now that you’re up to speed, let’s turn our attention back to Kanye West and his Sunday Service. Over the past 48 hours we showed you the how Kanye held his Sunday Service show at Lakewood church on a stage set build around the All-Seeing Eye of ancient Egypt, then we showed you the same All-Seeing Eye on his very first Sunday Service at Coachella back in April, just to prove to you this is intentional and not a one-off coincidence. Then we told you that on November 24th, Kanye West will debut his opera based on the life of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, a biblical type of Antihrist. Now today we bring you the prediction of former Catholic priest Jonathan Morris that Kanye is headed to the Vatican for a meeting with the pope.

This is how the One World Religion, which Pope Francis has spent nearly all of 2019 assembling, finally comes together. Kanye West is the linkpin that connects together the lost denizens of Illuminati Hollywood with bible-deficient Laodicean Christians, mainly Charismatics who number at over 100 million, to form the end times ecumenical horror show the Bible tells us will come. Kind of makes the Pretribulation Rapture more of a rescue operation than anything else, doesn’t it? God will not allow born again Christians to enter the time of Jacob’s trouble, but it’s starting to look like that before we are all pulled up and out, that many will have to be liberated from the clutches of Pope Francis and his  One World Religion.

Watch As False Teacher Kenneth Copeland Attempts To Sell His Flock To The Vatican

Why would Kenneth Copeland make such a strong pitch for his church to reunite with Rome? Money, money …MONEY. That’s why.

via Former Catholic Priest Jonathan Morris Predicts That Kanye West Will Soon Be Headed To The Vatican For Private Meeting With Pope Francis — Now The End Begins

Trump Pastor Paula White Tells Followers To Give $229 For ‘Prophetic Instruction’ on How To Defeat Their Enemies — Christian Research Service

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President Donald Trump’s personal pastor and spiritual advisor Paula White is asking followers to give her $229 in order to receive “prophetic instruction” on how to defeat the enemies in their lives this November.

In an email to her newsletter subscribers Thursday, White said she has “prayerfully focused on November as a month for a victory over enemies” and said dark spiritual forces are stopping her believers from achieving a “complete breakthrough in every area of your life.”

The request for money in exchange for this so-called prophetic instruction comes just two weeks after the Trump administration appointed White to head up the White House’s new Faith & Opportunity Initiative, which was founded by executive order last year.

“I decree a prophetic instruction for a SUDDEN DEFEAT OVER YOUR ENEMIES! Victory is yours,” said the email sent to White’s followers on Thursday.

The email lists seven “principles” about the spiritual warfare believers find themselves facing in the month of November, including that “there is an enemy in your life” and “the warfare you find yourself in is dangerously aggressive.”

Read article HERE.

via Trump Pastor Paula White Tells Followers To Give $229 For ‘Prophetic Instruction’ on How To Defeat Their Enemies — Christian Research Service

About Beth Moore — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

Too much has come to my attention this past week in regards to Beth Moore that I decided to just do a short post on her, and hope that those who follow her teachings might see this and wake up to the truth that Moore is a narcissistic false teacher.

Not only is Moore a horrid teacher, she’s also not too smart/lacking common sense to be hanging around with heretics and apostates.

And if you were just dying to see Beth’s morning workout….

How can any Christian justify supporting this apostate person?!?

Lifestyles of the mega-rich pastors with estates and private jets: You’ll be shocked to see who is among them (OK it’s Beth Moore)

She has raised a straw man when told that women are not to be leaders in the church nor teaching over men in the assembly

If this (below) is the sort of praise and support Moore gets — from a rank heretic– you just KNOW she should be avoided:

Search this blog for articles about Beth Moore and you will not be able to logically come to any other conclusion but that she and her teachings should be avoided as one would avoid any other false teacher.

via About Beth Moore — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

November 19 Trusting Through Tragedies

Scripture reading: Psalm 139:7–12

Key verse: Psalm 139:17

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!

Anne Bradstreet, the greatest female poet of colonial America, was a busy wife and mother as one of the early settlers. Yet in the middle of unrelenting duty and hardships, she poured out the passions of her heart in poetry that is admired today for its rich simplicity.

On the night of July 10, 1666, she was awakened by terrible cries in the night—“Fire! Fire!” After she and her family made their way to safety, she stood outside and watched the fast-moving flames consume everything they owned. The next morning she picked over the smoking ruins, finding the remains of old keepsakes, chests, the family table. She was brokenhearted and wept as she thought of the joys that were gone.

In her poem “Upon the Burning of Our House,” notice the conclusion she reaches as she works through the pain of traumatic loss:

And did thy wealth on earth abide?

Didst fix thy hope on mold’ring dust?…

Thou hast an house on high erect,

Framed by that mighty Architect …

There’s wealth enough, I need no more;

Farewell, my pelf, farewell my store.

The world no longer let me love;

My hope and treasure lies above.

Anne understood that God was taking care of her and her family, regardless of how much they had or did not have. She also knew that He would provide for their future. Do you have the peace of trusting Him through your tragedies?

Father, help me trust You in bad times as well as good. Give me a faith that shines brightest in the darkest hours.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 338). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Voters “Numb And Disoriented” From Constant Political Drama And Fake News: NYT | ZeroHedge News

After three years of fake news, fake polls and fake outrage, Americans trying to keep up with the constant barrage of political drama are ‘numb and disoriented,’ and people are tuning out according to the New York Times.

In upstate New York, Travis Trudell got an alert on his phone Wednesday morning telling him the impeachment hearings had started. He turned on Disney Plus instead. In Wisconsin, Jerre Corrigan never considered watching. She spent the day giving a math lesson to third graders. In Idaho, Russell Memory worked a busy day as a computer programmer and figured he’d catch up in a few weeks when the hearings were over. –NYT

“It’s harder now — they want to grab you with those headlines,” said Jerre Corrigan of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. “Trump did this, Trump did that. You have to go in and really research it. And I don’t think a lot of people do that.

Meanwhile, the MSM has thoroughly discredited itself after staking their reputation that Trump would surely lose the 2016 election, then promising he’d go down for colluding with Russia, and now – promoting Democrats’ impeachment scheme like willing lapdogs without asking critical questions about Joe Biden and his son Hunter that even the Obama State Department raised in 2015.

“I just don’t know what to think. You would have to know the facts, and I don’t know that I’m getting the facts from the media right now,” said Corrigan.

And according to a recent poll cited by the New York Times, 47% of Americans believe it’s difficult to identify truthful news.

Just 31 percent find it easy. About 60 percent of Americans say they regularly see conflicting reports about the same set of facts from different sources, according to the poll, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts.

Now more than ever, the lines between fact-based reporting and opinionated commentary seem blurred for people,” said Evette Alexander, research director at the Knight Foundation, which funds journalism and research. “That means they trust what they are seeing less. They are feeling less informed.” –NYT

Travis Trudell, a registered independent mentioned at the top of the story, told the Times he stopped paying attention to national news around a year ago – finding it toxic and mentally taxing, in addition to starting seemingly endless arguments at home. Instead, he focuses on local and state-level politics.

“People can see totally different things, standing right next to each other,” said Trudell. “Yes, there are shades of gray, but what about black and white? We assume that everything is a shade of gray now.”

Blaming social media and memes

The Times then segues into the impact of “powerful new digital forces buffeting American voters” through deception.

Matt Stanley, a school administrator and registered Democrat in Crum, W.Va., watched as his candidate for Congress in the midterms last year, Richard Ojeda, lost badly. The result, Mr. Stanley believes, was at least partly related to a stream of negative ads on Facebook featuring doctored photographs aimed at discrediting Mr. Ojeda, including one depicting him in makeup and a pink beret.

But the most corrosive part came later, Mr. Stanley said. It was not that people believed wrong things that they saw online, but that they stopped believing right things — or anything at all. That made him afraid for the future. How do you have a society without shared reference points, he said Thursday. –NYT

“The social media, it muddies up stuff so badly,” said the 50-year-old Stanley. “There’s so much information that’s biased, that no one believes anything. There is so much out there and you don’t know what to believe, so it’s like there is nothing.”

Meanwhile, the sheer volume of news is causing information overload and mental fatigue.

“There are certain programs, with their disdain for Trump, it just becomes the Trump-bashing show,” said 55-year-old Detroit translator Els Ruijter, a left-leaning independent. “It’s like eating French fries. It goes down nicely, but it gives me a little indigestion afterward.”

“It’s a freaking day job nowadays to keep up with stuff,” she added.

Facts?

“In the political space, you no longer have to have facts to back up your claims,” said University of Texas director for the Center for Media Engagement, Talia Stroud. “The result is a population bordering on cynicism, where people discount everything that’s opposed to their views.”

The degree of alienation is new. In the late 1970s, nearly three quarters of Americans trusted newspapers, radio and television. Walter Cronkite read the news every night, and most Americans went to bed with the same set of facts, even if they had different political views. These days, less than half of Americans have confidence in the media, according to Gallup.

The decline in confidence is particularly pronounced by party. Today about 69 percent of Democrats have a great deal of confidence in the media, compared to just 15 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents, according to Gallup. –NYT

Who could have predicted that years of fake news, failed proclamations, and overt partisanship would cause rational minds to recoil.

Source: Voters “Numb And Disoriented” From Constant Political Drama And Fake News: NYT

Clinton Foundation Files $16.8 Million Loss | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

The numbers don’t lie, Hillary’s name is poison

Hillary Clinton’s name is pure poison and no one in their right mind wants anything to do with her.

This is evidenced nowhere more in the fact that the Clinton Foundation has gone from turning over a revenue of almost $400 million in 2013, to actually LOSING almost $33 million since Donald Trump wiped the floor with Hillary in 2016.

Newly released tax records show that the foundation reported a loss of almost $17 million in 2018, to add to the net loss of $16.1 million the previous year in 2017.

The numbers don’t lie.

Total revenue reported for 2018 was just $30.7 million, less than a tenth of what was being pulled in While Hillary was Secretary of State.

Source: Investors.com

Only $24.2 million was posted in grants and contributions, which constitutes a record low for the “charity.” Expenses amounted to $47.5 million, hence a loss of $16.8 million.

In 2009, the Clinton Foundation hauled in $249 million, and in the four years that followed, another $392.2 million in revenue poured in. In her last three years in office, 2014-16, the foundation raised a whopping $344.4 million.

In total, during the eight years of Obama’s presidency, the Clinton Foundation reported total revenue of more than $1.1 billion

Then Hillary coughed and collapsed her way to the election, and America was ‘made great again’,

We learned about hammers and hard drives, and a many of the Clintons’ donors realised that the optics of giving money to a ‘crooked’ family are not good.

It seems there is only one thing left for Hillary to do…

Tyler Durden Tue, 11/19/2019 – 12:55

Source: Clinton Foundation Files $16.8 Million Loss

Franklin Graham Says Trump’s Enemies Hellbent on ‘Destroying Him’

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham said on Tuesday that the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment effort against President Trump is “dividing our country even further” and added that Trump’s enemies are hellbent on “destroying him & his presidency regardless of the damage it does to our nation.”

Source: Franklin Graham Says Trump’s Enemies Hellbent on ‘Destroying Him’

Spiritual Warfare Is Real — Christian Research Network

“I’m not necessarily saying we should look for a demon behind every incident that doesn’t go our way, but perhaps we’re underestimating the influence of the kingdom of darkness.”

(Alan Shlemon – Stand To Reason) Angels and demons exist. I’ll admit that even though I believe that, I tend to downplay their reality. Daniel 10, however, offers us a glimpse of spiritual warfare that helps us glean some insights into their activity and their real-life impact.

Daniel experiences a vision and then prays and fasts, asking God to help him understand it. Three weeks later, an angel appears to him and says:

O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you…. Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future. (Dan. 10:11–14)      View article →

Resources

Are All Angels Safe? Are You Armed For Battle? Christian,You’re Engulfed In An All-Out Spirit Battle. Are You Prepared For It? Justin Peters & Jim Osman On Spiritual Warfare: Binding Satan Seeing the Unseen: The Nature Of Spiritual Warfare What Do You Think About All This Satan Stuff?

Research

Angels, Demons & Spiritual Warfare

via Spiritual Warfare Is Real — Christian Research Network