Daily Archives: December 8, 2019

December 8 Future Security

Scripture Reading: Psalm 123:1–4

Key Verse: Lamentations 3:22

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.

The book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah soon after the fall of Jerusalem. It reflects the great mourning of those whose homes had been destroyed. It was an awful time for the people of Judah. Their loved ones were deported to Babylon, and enemy armies occupied the holy temple of Solomon.

All that had represented security to Judah was gone. The country was dispersed, the center of worship desecrated, the armies defeated, and families disbanded. If you have ever experienced this deep a loss, or have had your security stripped from you, you know the awful despair that can overcome the soul.

Yet Jeremiah was not completely given over to desolation. He believed God’s compassions would never fail (Lamentations 3:22). Jeremiah held on to a security which was deeper than anything the nation could offer. William Gurnall writes, “The Christian, like a chalice without a base, cannot stand on his own nor hold what he has received any longer than God holds him in His strong hands.”

You have protection that goes beyond armies and buildings, because you have God’s strong hands holding you. When you go through difficulties, you have security that can never be taken away. You can know your future is secure.

Oh Father, I have put my focus on physical security. Yet there are always new threats. Help me to realize that Your compassions are with me no matter what the circumstances.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 359). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

December 8 Your Source of Hope

Scripture Reading: Psalm 42

Key Verse: Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.

Hope brings an anticipation of blessing. We live in hope of our wedding day, the birth of a child or grandchild. We have hope over graduation from college or the day we can finally place a “Dr.” in front of our names. There are as many reasons to hope as there are people.

To know hope, you must endure times of hopelessness. Hope represents an end to desperate longing—a need that begs to be satisfied and in the end is fulfilled. When hope burns within your heart, it cries out to be heard.

The psalmist declared, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God … My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’ ” (Ps. 42:1, 3 nasb).

What is your hope, your dream, the cry of your heart? Take a moment and go to Jesus with your deepest, most earnest plea. The psalmist cried out, “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me?” (Ps. 42:5 nasb). Nothing is known about the man’s struggle other than that it was critical to him.

Realize that whatever is important to you is even more important to the Lord. Let Him be your Source of hope for the future.

Dear heavenly Father, You hear the cry of my heart. The things that are important to me are important to You. You are my hope for the future. I rest in that knowledge.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 359). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Border apprehensions dropped in November for 6th consecutive month, per DHS data

Law enforcement apprehended or turned away 42,649 migrants at the southern border in November, according to preliminary data reviewed by Fox News — a sixth month of declines that the administration is hailing as proof that the set of policies and initiatives to combat the border crisis is working.

Source: Border apprehensions dropped in November for 6th consecutive month, per DHS data

Muslim Ilhan Omar Recites Islamic Prayer To Allah At Catholic Church In One World Religion Chrislam Service Attended By Over 25 Members Of The 116th Congress — Now The End Begins

Muslim Ilhan Omar recently posted a video of herself reciting am Islamic prayer at a Catholic Church in One World Religion Chrislam service attended by Congress.

Everywhere you look now, the One World Religion of Chrislam is coming together, orchestrated by some of the most-people religious figures of our day. At the top you have Pope Francis with his Chrislam covenant called the “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” document that he has already had major players from Islam and Buddhism sign off on. Beneath that you have Laodicean Christians like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Kenneth Copeland and others feeding their sheep to the Vatican to get them in line. Even our elected officials in Washington, as you will see in today’s story, are all willing to “come together in unity”, the false unity of Chrislam.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:20-22 (KJV)

They held a Bipartisan Multi faith prayer service for 116th Congress at St Peter’s Catholic Church in DC back in January, as the 116th United States Congress was officially opened, and it serves as an excellent illustration of the coming One World Religion of Chrislam. Chrislam being the merging of the Catholic Church with Islam to form a new entity we call Chrislam. You had Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Hindus and Buddhists, the only group that was not represented was Bible believing Christians. Bible believers are absolutely, 100% not welcome in this burgeoning One World Religion of Chrislam, we are locked outside the door with Jesus. Chrislam is the new path forward in the darkening end times.

Muslim Ilhan Omar Reads Islamic Prayer At Catholic Church Chrislam Prayer Service

On Thanksgiving, Ilhan Omar posted a video on Twitter with a video of her in the pulpit in a Catholic church. In the video, Omar is reciting a Muslim prayer. The video was recorded at an “interfaith service” at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in the Washington D.C. area.

Ilhan Omar posted the video with the heading:

Alhamdulillah (Praise to Allah) for the opportunity to serve my constituents, to care for my children and have a wonderful love in my life.”

“This is a prayer a read on the start of Congress and feel grounded in its blessings. Thank you all for standing with me and for our progressive movement!”

“There is a prayer in Islam that says, ‘Allah, put courage into my heart, and take away all that might hinder serving you,’” starts Omar. “Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness, that all may understand me.”

“Give me friends to advise and help me, that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit,” she continued. “And, above all, let me constantly remember that my actions are worthless unless they are guided by your hand.”

“Allah, may everything that I do start well and finish well. Sustain me with your power. And in your power, let me drive away (all falsehood, ensuring that truth may always triumph),” Omar concluded.

The prayer service was attended by over two dozen members of congress. Also in attendance was Azhar Azeez , president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), who tweeted about the event.  READ MORE

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Sunday Talks: Ted Cruz -vs- Chuck Todd… — The Last Refuge

Senator Ted Cruz appears on Meet The Press to discuss the fiasco of the impeachment effort…. and things immediately go south.  Chuck Todd flips though page of Share Blue and Media Matters talking points while attempting to interrupt and knock down arguments put forth by Senator Cruz.

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