Daily Archives: December 10, 2019

December 10 Your Eternal Future

Scripture Reading: Revelation 22:1–5

Key Verse: Revelation 21:27

But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Do you ever wonder what heaven will be like? John Newton said, “If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.”

The Bible tells us that heaven is a very definite place. Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).

Do you know if you will be in heaven? Do you know how to get there? It is not something you can work to make happen. You cannot earn your way. There is only one way to receive eternal life—accept what Jesus Christ did at the cross.

The Crucifixion is God’s way of making it possible for every single person who believes in Jesus Christ to spend eternity in heaven. The Bible tells us that when you are saved by the grace of God, you become a citizen of heaven. Your name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 21:27).

As His child, God wants you to have a personal relationship with Him now and for eternity. As you anticipate with great joy your eternal future, hunger and thirst to know God more each day.

Lord Jesus, I am speechless at the thought of You preparing a place in heaven for me. I am unworthy. Thank You for dying for me so I could spend eternity with You.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 361). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

December 10 A Great Beginning, a Tragic End

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 18–19

Key Verse: Proverbs 29:23

A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.

Saul was clearly a king out of control. He was consumed by jealousy of young David, whom God had clearly selected to be His earthly representative of leadership to the chosen people. Saul did not want to acknowledge God’s decision, and he demonstrated his inner rebellion many times through disobedience.

A king who was once the admiration of all for his physical strength and spiritual vigor allowed the desire for personal power to consume him, and at great expense. God removed him from all position of authority and used David to carry on His work.

You have probably seen this principle at work in the lives of some believers today. When someone gets off course and refuses to let the Lord guide him back into His truth, very often God removes him from the situation that he is not submitting to His authority. God’s decisions are examples of His love, ultimately, because the Lord cannot allow His children to continue on a course of self-destruction.

The problem with striking out on your own course and ignoring His direction is that such fleshly “pioneering” only desensitizes your heart to His direction even further. If you think this hardening may be present in your heart today, ask God to reveal the truth about how you’re walking with Him. He wants you to live in His guidance for all of your years.

Dear God, reveal the truth of how I am walking with You. Sensitize my heart to Your direction. Lead me. Guide me.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 361). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

December 10 Praise Him for the Future

Scripture reading: Matthew 24:3–25

Key verse: Matthew 24:25

See, I have told you beforehand.

During a quiet moment alone with the disciples, someone asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of Your coming?” (Matt. 24:3). Christ’s answer was meant for us as much as it was for the disciples.

He told His followers of the coming of a Great Tribulation, one that will usher in the end of things as we know them. It will be a time when Satan has great advantage over the earth. People will turn from God, and many will refuse to believe in His Son as the Savior of the world.

There are different interpretations of the end times. However, one thing is sure: Christ will return for His church. He will gather to Himself those who believe in Him, and together they will reign in the kingdom of God.

Jesus’ words were meant to be encouraging and not a point of argument. He wanted His followers to be prepared for the future. In telling them about the end times, He sought to provide insight, warning of the things to come, and comfort in the fact that He would always be near them.

God warns us not to be slothful in our devotion to Him, but to live holy and pure lives. He comforts us when we hurt so we will not become discouraged.

There has never been, nor will there be, a time when God is not aware of your needs. When you think about the future, praise Him for His soon and sure return.

Heavenly Father, I praise You for the insight, warning of things to come, and comfort for the future that Your Word gives me. I praise You for Your soon and sure return.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 361). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Pelosi ‘Bowed Down to the Most Radical Elements of Her Base’ by Letting Impeachment Move Forward: Scalise

Republican House leaders said that the allegations against President Donald Trump laid out in two articles of impeachment are not supported by evidence. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “bowed down to the most radical elements of her base,” who want to overturn the results of the 2016 election, “instead of standing up to them and saying that she was going to work for the American people.” Scalise said House Democrats hoped that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team would find something to use to impeach Trump but that they had to move on after Mueller’s report failed to establish any collusion between Trump or his campaign and Russia.

Source: Pelosi ‘Bowed Down to the Most Radical Elements of Her Base’ by Letting Impeachment Move Forward: Scalise

Jason Chaffetz: The damage James Comey did to our country, the drama and expense is truly breathtaking

The damage James Comey did, the drama and expense he put our country through, is truly breathtaking.

Source: Jason Chaffetz: The damage James Comey did to our country, the drama and expense is truly breathtaking

Credit Suisse shocking call: Fed will launch ‘QE4’ before year-end to stem Street cash crunch

The move would be needed to bridge a funding gap as banks scramble for scarce reserves, according to analyst Zoltan Pozsar.

Source: Credit Suisse shocking call: Fed will launch ‘QE4’ before year-end to stem Street cash crunch

GOP LEADER ON IMPEACHMENT: ‘It’s Not A Day That History Will Be Proud Of’ — The Gateway Pundit

After House Democrats on Tuesday announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “it’s not a day that history will be proud of.”

The California Republican said the Democrats’ decision would weaken the nation as he accused party leaders of putting partisan politics ahead of solving America’s problems.

“This is the day the nation is weaker because they surely cannot put their animosity or their fear of losing an election in the future in front of all the other things that the American people want,” McCarthy said.

“Alexander Hamilton warned us that this day would come,” he added. “That a majority would use their political power just for politics, even though we all raise our hands to uphold the Constitution. I just hope no Congress, regardless who is in the majority, will ever take us down this path again, to waste a majority on this is an embarrassment to this Congress.”

“We watched in a hearing, a Democrat constitutional scholar that did not vote for President Trump say this was the weakest, the thinnest, the fastest impeachment in the history of America,” McCarthy said. “He then went to say if there was an abuse it would be abuse on the Democrats to move forward. The speaker must not have listened to that hearing. If the speaker had only waited 48 hours to release the transcript, America would not be put through the nightmare.”

“They don’t even have a budget. We don’t even have a trade agreement that was signed more than a year ago to make this country stronger, for not lowering drug prices,” added McCarthy, referring to the new trade deal for North America.

“We are not rebuilding this nation. Why? Because the timeline that they started from the day they were sworn in, down to the very freshmen announcing what they would do on the night they were sworn in to the selection of the chairs who would oversee the impeachment has come true today. It’s not a day that history will be proud of. It’s not a day I hope America ever repeats.”

McCarthy also said he has a “hard time believing” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that she does not hate Trump.

And he pointed out that freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) called for Trump’s impeachment in January, shortly after she took office.

“I’ll take them at their word what Congresswoman Tlaib said their very first day in Congress of what she referred to the president, which I wouldn’t think anyone would want it referred to them, that she was going to impeach them,” McCarthy told reporters at a press conference.

via GOP LEADER ON IMPEACHMENT: ‘It’s Not A Day That History Will Be Proud Of’ — The Gateway Pundit

The Afghanistan War Revealed: An 18 Year, Trillion Dollar Lie! by Ron Paul

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For 18 years, US government officials – from the generals up to presidents – have knowingly lied to the American people about the Afghanistan war. As billions were being flushed away or stuffed into the pockets of corrupt officials, the news for those of us back home was always good! We’re “making progress.” Now, thanks to 2,000 documents recently released as a result of a FOIA request, we know the truth. Will anyone be held accountable for this monstrous, murderous lie?

Barr Skips Over IG Report To Durham, Says FBI May Have Acted In ‘Bad Faith’ | ZeroHedge News

Attorney General William Barr says he believes the FBI may have been operating in “bad faith” when it launched a counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.

[T]hese irregularities, these misstatements, these omissions were not satisfactorily explained,” said Barr in a lengthy interview with NBC, just one day after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz released the so-called FISA report.

“And I think that leaves open the possibility to infer bad faith. I think it’s premature now to reach a judgment on that, but I think that further work has to be done and that’s what Durham is doing,” he added, referring to US Attorney John Durham – who Barr hand picked to lead a concurrent investigation into the 2016 US election.

Barr described Durham’s role as “Looking at the issue of how it got started. He’s looking at whether or not the narrative of Trump being involved in the Russian interference actually preceded July, and was it in fact what precipitated the trigger for the investigation.”

“He’s also looking at the conduct of the investigation,” added Barr – who then said that he instructed Durham to look just as carefully into the “post-election period.”

“I did that because of some of the stuff that Horowitz has uncovered, which to me is inexplicable. Their case collapsed after the election, and they never told the court, and they kept on getting renewals on these applications. There was documents falsified in order to get these renewals. There was all kinds of withholding of information from the court. And the question really is ‘what was the agenda after the election that kept them pressing ahead, after their case collapsed?’ This is the president of the Untied States!”

Barr, who has characterized the FBI’s actions during Trump-Russia investigation as spying, slammed the Obama DOJ and the press for the Russiagate narrative that President Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to win the election.

“I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press,” Barr said.

Developing…

Source: Barr Skips Over IG Report To Durham, Says FBI May Have Acted In ‘Bad Faith’

Turley Takes Down Media Trying to Spin ‘Damning’ IG Report

In a column for The Hill published Monday afternoon, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley took direct aim at the liberal media for mischaracterizing the findings of the Justice Department Inspector General report about the origins of the Russia investigation and spinning the findings to attack President Trump.

Source: Turley Takes Down Media Trying to Spin ‘Damning’ IG Report

Limbaugh: IG Report Far More Damaging Than Media Admits, Confirms Everything About The ‘Coup’ | The Daily Wire

Despite what the “drive-by media” is insisting, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio program Tuesday, the newly released report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz does not clear the FBI of accusations of political bias in their handling of Donald Trump and the Russia probe — in fact, quite the opposite. “The IG report confirms that there is an ongoing coup to get rid of Donald Trump,” the famous conservative host argued at length Tuesday.

The Justice Department released the much-anticipated IG report on Monday, and the Democrats and mainstream media promptly portrayed the report as having cleared the FBI of accusations of acting with political bias against Trump. “The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he has been the target of a ‘witch hunt,’” the Associated Press reported Monday.

But while the establishment media rushes to exonerate the FBI and dismiss the Trump camp’s “witch hunt” accusations, Limbaugh noted, the man heading up another investigation that has a wider scope and more resources to dig into the issue deeper, United States Attorney John Durham, issued his own reaction to the report that has some in Washington “freaking out.”

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff,” Durham said in a statement Monday. “However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.  Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

“So the IG report shows that there was no coup against Donald Trump, right?” Limbaugh began an IG report-themed segment on Tuesday. “…Don’t believe that. The IG report confirms that there was. The IG report confirms that there is an ongoing coup to get rid of Donald Trump.”

Those maintaining that the report proves there was “no coup,” said Limbaugh, are “ignoring the basic facts of this and instead are relying on the inspector general saying that he couldn’t find any evidence of political bias. He didn’t say that. He said he couldn’t find any testimonial or other kind, meaning nobody copped to it, meaning nobody admitted it. It doesn’t mean that it didn’t exist. It just means nobody he interviewed or had the authority and power to interview admitted to it.”

“Durham made clear in his statement that the inspector general report is not even close and that he disagrees strongly with the conclusion that there was a justified reason to open this investigation,” said Limbaugh, noting that Durham has been given authority to conduct a far more comprehensive investigation and has the ability to indict. “This is highly unusual for this kind of thing to happen, for one government agency to issue a report and another government investigatory unit publicly, almost immediately, issue a statement disagreeing with it and contradicting it.”

One of the most damaging facts the IG report confirms is the key role played by the Democrat-funded, discredited Steele dossier. After the FISA court turned down the FBI’s first effort to get a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Limbaugh said, they tried again, this time using the partisan Steele dossier as supposed evidence.

“The FISA court turned down the first effort,” he said. “The second application worked, and we know that the second application is when they used the Steele dossier — and that made all the difference. ‘According to the IG report, FBI investigators considered seeking a FISA warrant against Carter Page in August of 2016, but they were rejected by lawyers at the FBI. That changed one month later, September 19, 2016, when six of Steele’s dossier memos arrived in the inboxes of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigative team. The IG report says the FBI immediately sought to obtain warrants to spy on Carter Page,’ i.e., the Trump campaign, after they received elements of the Steele dossier. ‘Those warrants were approved October 21, 2016.’”

“Bottom line: If it had not been for the Steele dossier, we wouldn’t have had any of the things that have transpired over the last three years,” said Limbaugh. “The Steele dossier is all they ever had. They knew it was bogus, they knew that Hillary Clinton had paid for it, and they did not tell the FISA court — and this is in the IG report.”

“This hearsay and the jokes were collated by a person who never thought Steele would ever present them as fact,” said Rush. “That same person said that Steele even lied about what he had passed on to him. ‘The dossier alleged that Carter Page was part of the Trump campaign’s well-developed conspiracy of coordination with the Kremlin and that he had worked under the direction of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In truth, the two never met.’”

Limbaugh also highlighted some damning details from the report on the involvement of former FBI Director James Comey, who infamously presented some allegations from the unverified, salacious Steele dossier to President-elect Trump in their January meeting in Trump Tower. “So even though everybody at the FBI knew that the dossier was based entirely on hearsay and gossip and even jokes — and everybody knew that it was uncorroborated, everybody knew that it was not true — Comey and [Andrew] McCabe demanded that it be included in that January 6th intelligence community assessment for the president,” said Limbaugh.

“This is when Comey comes out of the meeting, calls Clapper, and says, ‘Mission accomplished!’” Limbaugh claimed. “Clapper calls CNN, and the dossier thus makes it into the news. BuzzFeed publishes the whole thing. All of this happened with everybody involved knowing the dossier was bogus. We now know that Comey fought to put the dossier in the community assessment, intelligence assessment so he could brief Trump about it so that they could get it into the news.”

“The idea that this report does not document that a coup was underway is absurd,” Limbaugh concluded. “[T]he evidence is so overwhelming of lies and fraud that Durham and Barr have one of the greatest gifts they could have gotten this Christmas with this report, folks.”

While in its initial coverage of the IG report, AP portrays it as clearing the FBI of allegations of acting with political bias against Trump, the news agency also acknowledges that the report contains a lot of damaging information, particularly by identifying “17 ‘significant inaccuracies or omissions’ in applications for a warrant and later renewals from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”

“The report also details that the FBI used an informant to set up and record a September 2016 meeting with a high-level Trump campaign official,” AP adds. “The official wasn’t identified by name, but was not a subject of the Russia investigation, the report said. While the information collected wasn’t used during the Russia probe, it does lend support to the assertions by Trump and Barr that the Trump campaign was spied upon.”

Transcript via RushLimbaugh.com

Source: Limbaugh: IG Report Far More Damaging Than Media Admits, Confirms Everything About The ‘Coup’

Donald Trump Criticizes FBI Director Christopher Wray for Inspector General Report Reaction

“I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Source: Donald Trump Criticizes FBI Director Christopher Wray for Inspector General Report Reaction

Trump Rebukes FBI Chief Over Inspector General’s Report on Investigation of Trump Campaign

President Donald Trump said that FBI Director Christopher Wray was wrong in his characterization of the newly released report from the Department of Justice inspector general, calling the bureau “badly broken.” “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me,” Trump wrote early Dec. 10, one day after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report was released. “With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!” Horowitz found FBI agents made significant errors or omissions while obtaining and seeking to renew a warrant against Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

Source: Trump Rebukes FBI Chief Over Inspector General’s Report on Investigation of Trump Campaign

Trump slams ‘current’ FBI Director Christopher Wray for view that Comey-led probe was unbiased

President Trump delivered a shot across the bow of FBI Director Christopher Wray Tuesday, criticizing his takeaway from a blockbuster inspector general’s report that the FBI was justified in starting an investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016. “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray …

Source: Trump slams ‘current’ FBI Director Christopher Wray for view that Comey-led probe was unbiased

Why Are Central Banks Panicking? Global Crisis Ahead? by Ron Paul

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Actions always speak louder than words. The word is that it’s sunshine and rainbows for the U.S. economy. The actions of The Fed and central banks around the world say otherwise. They’re all acting as if a global financial crisis is approaching. Ron Paul discusses — along with a personal anecdote about the late Paul Volcker.

Matt Gaetz Shreds Democrats’ Impeachment Lawyer After He Says He’s Not Partisan

Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday torched Daniel Goldman, a former MSNBC contributor serving as House Democrats’ counsel in the impeachment probe, after Goldman said he’s not a partisan. The post appeared first on DC Dirty Laundry .

Source: Matt Gaetz Shreds Democrats’ Impeachment Lawyer After He Says He’s Not Partisan

Barr blasts FBI’s Trump probe, accuses investigators of ‘gross abuse’

Attorney General Bill Bar is blasting the FBI’s conduct during the Russia investigation, saying investigators relied on “flimsy” evidence in launching the probe and disputing key conclusions from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report released Monday.

Source: Barr blasts FBI’s Trump probe, accuses investigators of ‘gross abuse’

Barr Says IG ‘Hasn’t Decided the Issue of Improper Motive’ in Report on FBI Russia Probe — National Review

Attorney General William Barr pushed back Tuesday on the narrative that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report cleared the FBI of political motivation

via Barr Says IG ‘Hasn’t Decided the Issue of Improper Motive’ in Report on FBI Russia Probe — National Review

Deadbeat Dad Hunter Biden Refuses to Pay Baby Mama Lunden Roberts’ $11,000 Legal Bill – And She’s Demanding He Admit How Much Burisma Paid Him! — The Gateway Pundit

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Last week deadbeat dad Hunter Biden blew off a court hearing in Arkansas over his child support payments to his baby mama Lunden Roberts, and his lawyer abruptly quit.

Now Hunter is refusing to pay Lunden Roberts’ $11,000 legal bill so she is turning the screws on Biden and demanding to know how much Burisma Holdings paid him.

Hunter had a child with 28-year-old Lunden Roberts after meeting her at a DC strip joint where she worked as a stripper and she is not being compliant — she is demanding a hefty child support payment!

Last Monday Judge Don McSpadden demanded threes years of Hunter’s tax returns in order for him to reach a decision on child support payments.

Hunter Biden claimed in a sworn statement that he is currently in debt, unemployed with no monthly income.

Lunden Roberts is not letting Hunter get away with his lies and she made her move this week in a new filing with 47 requests!

The Daily Mail reported:

Lunden Roberts, the mother of Hunter Biden’s baby, has demanded that he admit he was employed as a board member for Burisma in the Ukraine and that he was compensated on a monthly basis in new court documents obtained exclusively by Dailymail.com.

The amount of money that Roberts asks Biden confirm is redacted in the seven-page document filed today, but it has been widely reported that the vice president’s son was earning $83,000 a month for his role at the Ukrainian energy company.

Roberts has also asked that Biden admit that he ‘or an entity owned, controlled or under your direction or supervision’ received money from a Chinese person or entity for foreign and domestic investment purposes.

The document contains 47 requests for admission by Biden, most of which are redacted in some way, including six related to his income taxes for the years from 2013 to 2018.

In other documents,obtained by DailyMail.com, Biden has objected to paying for his baby mama’s legal bill.

The 49-year-old filed papers on Monday in Independence County, Arkansas, seeking for a judge to deny Lunden Roberts’ request to have her $11,000 attorney bill footed by Biden.

Hunter Biden was paid millions of dollars sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings and other positions provided by his VP daddy Joe in various pay-to-play schemes — perhaps he shouldn’t have blown all the money on crack and strippers.

via Deadbeat Dad Hunter Biden Refuses to Pay Baby Mama Lunden Roberts’ $11,000 Legal Bill – And She’s Demanding He Admit How Much Burisma Paid Him! — The Gateway Pundit