Daily Archives: December 13, 2019

December 13 Godly Dependence

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:1–8

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

So much is written about faith these days. We think and talk about trusting God, and try, even though we stumble at times, to walk by faith. Many times, it is our trying that trips us up.

God wants us to learn to live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). This means living with the idea that He is able to do what we cannot do for ourselves. What a victorious thought! It is also a marvelous invitation to experience freedom from doubt, worry, and disbelief.

Before we can trust God fully, we must come to a point of helpless dependence. It is here that we realize we simply cannot do it all, be all that is needed, and have all the answers. If we could, there would be no need for God. We would be in total control and very proud of it.

While God gives us the ability to solve many of the problems we face, His greater desire is for us to live our lives dependent on Him. Godly dependence is not a sign of weakness but one of immeasurable strength and confidence. There are problems in life that only God can solve, tasks only He can perform, and solutions that can only be discovered through the wisdom He gives.

The basic foundation to faith is this: trust God more than you trust yourself. When you do this, you gain wisdom and hope for the future.

Father, I want to depend on You even more in the days ahead. I know there are problems only You can solve, tasks only You can perform, and solutions that can only be discovered through Your wisdom.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 364). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

How Was the Gospel Lost Prior to its Rediscovery in the Reformation? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Four of our teaching fellows consider how the gospel was obscured prior to the Reformation and consider how we can avoid obscuring it today.

When you have biblical and theological questions, just ask Ligonier. Visit Ask.Ligonier.org.

via How Was the Gospel Lost Prior to its Rediscovery in the Reformation? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

December 13 Tugging at Your Heart

Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 1:18–20

Key Verse: 1 Timothy 1:19

Having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck.

The ship plunged through the wild waves. The captain standing on deck spotted the yellow flash from the lighthouse on shore. But instead of steering a straight course in its direction, the captain ignored its warning and veered away. Unless he changed his course, his ship and crew faced almost certain destruction on the surrounding rocks.

Does that seem to be an insane response? It’s something that people do all the time when they ignore the “flashes” of their God-given conscience.

The apostle Paul wrote to the young pastor Timothy about what happens to those who ignore the spiritual light of their consciences: “This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith” (1 Tim. 1:18–19 nasb).

The believers who rejected the messages of their consciences experienced a period of brokenness because they didn’t pay attention to the spiritual danger signs along the way. Have you ever felt a tugging at your heart when you were about to move in a wrong direction? That is the action of the Holy Spirit, and He will never force you to pay attention. You must turn toward God’s light and heed His call.

Father God, help me turn toward Your light and heed Your call. Make me alert to danger signs along the way. Keep me from moving in the wrong direction. Guide my spiritual journey.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 364). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

How Modern Psychology Destroyed Traditional Christian Morality

Sigmund Freud didn’t confine himself to armchair research. He wasn’t satisfied with activity only within his native country either. He wanted to “spread the light” to the whole world. In 1909, he visited America with his lectures for the first time.

Source: How Modern Psychology Destroyed Traditional Christian Morality

Devastating Video Exposes How CNN Covered FISA Abuse Hearings vs. Impeachment

There’s zero chance, based on the evidence we have at the moment, that Donald J. Trump will be removed from the office of the presidency during his Senate impeachment trial. I’m not even being hyperbolic there. You can literally put on your best Dean Wormer voice and state the Democrats’ chances: “Zero.

Source: Devastating Video Exposes How CNN Covered FISA Abuse Hearings vs. Impeachment

Impeachment grows hilarious

Impeachment is supposed to be a serious debate, a somber consideration, a process marked by deep analysis, solid reflection, big-picture thinking, and in the end, inclusive of the sort of grave decision-making that looks down the road to judge how it all might affect the republic.

Source: Impeachment grows hilarious

McConnell: “There’s No Chance The President’s Going To Be Removed” | ZeroHedge News

Via SaraACarter.com,

In a rare interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed certainty that President Donald Trump would stay in office despite the fact that there has yet to be a vote on impeachment.

“There’s no chance the President’s going to be removed from office,” McConnell told Hannity.

Further, McConnell said he expects all Republicans and even some Democrats to vote against impeachment.

“This is a thoroughly political exercise. It’s not like a courtroom experience, It’s a political exercise. They’ve been trying to do this for three years. They’ve finally screwed up their courage to do it,” McConnell said.

He continued,

“It looks to me like it may be backfiring on them particularly in swing districts that the Speaker’s party managed to win in order to get the majority. Most of the nervousness I see on this issue with politicians since it’s a political process is on the Democratic side.”

House Democrats charged the President with abuse of power and obstruction of congress earlier this week. Soon after, the House Judiciary Committee began debating those charges. They were expected to hold an official vote late Thursday after debating the articles for fourteen hours, but the Committee’s Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delayed that vote.

Source: McConnell: “There’s No Chance The President’s Going To Be Removed”

What Makes the Cumulative Case for God So Powerful? (Video) — Cold Case Christianity

Most criminal cases are prosecuted based on cumulative evidence. J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed robust, cumulative case for the existence of God. How does this type of case demonstrate that something is true, given all the alternatives? (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/)

via What Makes the Cumulative Case for God So Powerful? (Video) — Cold Case Christianity

December 13 The Unchanging Promises

Scripture reading: 1 John 4:1–6

Key verse: 1 John 2:22

Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

The Antichrist will be a very real person someday. He will enter as a peacemaker and exit as Satan in human form, banished to eternal torment by Jesus Christ. You can be certain that the victory Jesus secured almost two thousand years ago will extend to eternity.

The subject of the Antichrist sometimes scares Christians into less-threatening areas of study. But because you have accepted Christ as Savior, you are assured you will never endure the atrocities of the Antichrist’s reign during the Tribulation period. Jesus will have raptured you home before the Antichrist assumes power for seven years.

Yet today there exists the spirit of antichrist—that is, all things anti-Christian (1 John 2:18). As you sometimes strain to happily exist in an evil world system, remember the work and counsel of your Lord and Savior. Jesus promises that all authority has been given Him in heaven and earth and that He is with you always, even to the end of the age (Matt. 28:18–20).

Fortified with the unchanging promises of Jesus, you can remain steadfast in your faith, unbending and uncompromising in the face of temptation, oppression, and adversity. In a quickly dying world, live for Jesus. Be excited by the assurance that during the wicked reign of the Antichrist, you will be looking down on him.

O Lord, I praise You for Your unchanging promises. Help me remain steadfast in my faith, unbending and uncompromising in the face of temptation, oppression, and adversity.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 364). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

“I’d Like to See the Whistleblower Who’s a Fraud” – PRESIDENT TRUMP Wants Anti-Trump CIA Leaker to Testify (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

President Trump spoke to reporters today after the House Judiciary Democrats voted to impeach him.

President Trump told reporters he would like a long trial.

Republican leaders including Lindsey Graham want to give Democrats a pass and protect the CIA leaker Eric Ciaramella by not calling in any witnesses.
That way Democrats can do the same thing in a few more months.

Trump is right…

Eric Ciaramella is not a whistleblower. He is a CIA leaker and a far left political hack with an agenda to remove Trump from office.

On October 8th Ciaramella approached the intelligence community to correct his statement after news broke on October 2nd that he visited his close friends in Adam Schiff’s office before he turned their whistlblower report. Ciaramella lied about meeting with the Schiff team before he turned in his complaint.

On October 2nd news broke that Schiff and Ciarmella BOTH LIED about their communications before the complaint was filed.

So on October 8th Ciaramella contacted the ICIG to correct his lies on his complaint.

If Ciaramella’s name was Roger Stone he would be facing 50 years in prison for this lie.

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More on Eric Ciaramella:

CIA snitch Eric Ciaramella filed a whistleblower complaint on August 12 over President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky where the two discussed ferreting out corruption.  This included talk on investigating the Biden crime family. Ciaramella was not on the call. He just heard about it and his report was filled with inaccuracies.

** The so-called “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella is a Democrat who had a “professional” tie to a 2020 Democrat.

** Ciaramella  coordinated and took guidance from Adam Schiff’s staff and Schiff lied about it.

** Schiff’s staff recommended attorneys for the so called “whistleblower.”

** Ciaramella was kicked out of the White House for leaking negative stories about Donald Trump in 2017.

** Trump-hater Ciaramella was behind the fake story that Putin told Trump to fire Comey — a COMPLETE FAKE NEWS STORY from 2017!

** Ciaramella’s attorneys worked for James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and donated to Joe Biden.

** An attorney for Ciaramella is a member of the #Resistance.

** Ciaramella  worked with Joe Biden in the executive branch when he was Vice President.

** Ciaramella had no problem with the Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s million dollar pay-for-play scandal with Ukraine.

** Ciaramella traveled with Joe Biden to the Ukraine.

** Ciaramella worked with DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa in the creation of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.

** A former associate of James Clapper, Charles McCullough, assisted Ciaramella with his complaint against Trump.

** And Adam Schiff’s aides, Abigail Grace and Sean Misko worked with Ciaramella in the White House.

** Eric Ciaramella was a guest of Joe Biden to a luncheon with the Italian Prime Minister in 2016.

** And as The Gateway Pundit reported earlier today Eric Ciaramella hosted the White House meeting in January 2016 when Ukrainian officials were told to get rid of the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma.

This is why Adam Schiff does not want Eric Ciaramella’s name mentioned during the public testimony this week.

via “I’d Like to See the Whistleblower Who’s a Fraud” – PRESIDENT TRUMP Wants Anti-Trump CIA Leaker to Testify (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit