Daily Archives: February 10, 2020

February—10 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done?—2 Samuel 24:17.

My soul! here is a subject of a heart-searching nature opened to thee this evening, in those expostulating words of the man after God’s own heart. Summon up all thy faculties to the meditation; and yet, infinitely more than this, seek the teachings of the Holy Ghost, that thou mayest profit by them. The apostle was commissioned by the Holy Ghost to tell the Church, that for man’s sin the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together, until now. The slaughter of every beast, the sacrifice of every lamb, proclaimeth, with a louder voice than words can declare, the baleful malignity of human transgression. And if David, when he saw the destroying angel brandishing his dreadful sword over Jerusalem, felt remorse in the recollection of his own sin, and the punishment falling on the harmless sheep, what views ought the contemplation of the unequalled sorrows and sufferings of the Lamb of God to occasion, when it be recollected that “he died, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God?” To see sin as exceeding sinful, we may get some idea from beholding apostate spirits cast out of heaven; or from the curse of Jehovah upon the earth, and all the children of Adam involved in it; the destruction of the whole world by water; or the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire; and the everlasting torments of the damned in hell: these form awful views of the dreadful nature of sin, as it appears in the sight of God. But all these are nothing, in comparison to one remaining to be mentioned. Wouldst thou see sin in all its tremendous consequences, thou must go to Golgotha. There behold the Lamb of God, taking away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Here take up the words of David, and ask thine own heart, while confessing that thou hast sinned, and done wickedly, what had this Lamb of God done? But do not stop here. Go on in the contemplation. If He who knew no sin became sin—if he who in his sacred person was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens, yet became both sin and a curse for his redeemed, that they might be made the righteousness of God in him; wilt thou not think it the first, the last, the highest, the best, the most momentous of all points, to know whether thou, even thou thyself, art made the righteousness of God in him? O thou holy, blessed, and eternal Spirit! give me to see in the Lord Jesus, my almighty Surety, that in all he did, in all he sustained, and all he suffered, he bore my sins in his own body on the tree, and that not a single sin of omission or commission was left out. Oh! for grace to believe, and to plead, now and for ever, before the throne, that then all my iniquities and all my transgressions, in all my sins, the Lord Jehovah laid (as Aaron typified on the great day of atonement, Lev. 16:21) upon the person of his dear Son! Help me, Lord, with increasing confidence of faith, and holy hope, and ardent joy, thus to view Jesus as my Surety, and thus to answer the account given of it in that blessed scripture: “Surely shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to Him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 46–47). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

February 10 Life-Changing Moments With God

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.

My natural self does not receive the things of Your Spirit, God, for they are foolishness to me; nor can I know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.

Jesus is the light of the world. I, following Him, shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. And with an unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror Your glory, Lord, I am being transformed into the same image by the Spirit of the Lord. It is You, God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who have shone in my heart to give the light of the knowledge of Your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

You, the God of my Lord Jesus Christ and the Father of glory, give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, that I may know the hope of Your calling, the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints.

Open my eyes, Lord God: I want to see Jesus and Your truth more clearly.

Luke 11:34; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Psalm 119:18; John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17–18[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 51). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

February 10, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God (v. 4). He looks ahead and anticipates the joy with which he will worship his God on Zion. In place of sorrow and grief there will be a fresh realisation of God’s character, and he will praise him with the harp. He is the joy and delight of his children, and is worthy of praise from those who can say of him, ‘God, my God.’[1]


43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and delight … O God, my God. This is the goal of his longing, the moment of return to the temple, where he experiences the God of his greatest joy (lit., “God of the joy of my delight”; ESV, “God my exceeding joy”). The psalmist calls the deity “God, my God,” in place of “Lord, my God” (YHWH ’elohay; e.g., 7:1, 3), which we would expect to find in the non-Elohistic psalms.[2]


Ver. 4. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy.The altar of joy:

This is the expression of a twofold desire, a desire for communion with God, and for communion with God through public worship. There is a great wail of sorrow in the psalm, but it is not a sorrow without hope; faith struggles with despondence, and gets the victory. The authorship of the psalm we cannot be certain of. Nor of the occasion, whether some event in David’s reign, or in Ahaz’s, or in the captivity, or yet some other. Augustine held that the psalm is the proper expression of the Church while she is an exile in this world. They are unquestionably words for all individual souls who feel that something intervenes between them and God—whether it be exile of the body or of the heart only. Often we are separated from the house of God, from the worship that we love, and which has been so precious because so helpful to us, and we yearn for restoration to our privileges. Or it may be the yearning of the heart for spiritual joy, for delight in worship, for the kindling inspiration, the answering voice, the holy rapture which once we knew but now do not, though all the outward service is still ours. Or it may be the longing of the holy soul for God’s heaven, that presence of God in which there is fulness of joy and of which sometimes in our holiest hours we have visions and foretastes. Thus in different experiences and moods we make these precious words our own. But to the psalmist they told—

  1. Of his strong desire for restoration to the public worship of God. It is of the very essence of the religious heart that it should yearn for God. Let a man’s religious life be full and fervent, and the use of what are termed “the means of grace” may be safely left to the instincts of his own soul. But does not every pious heart sympathize with David’s delight in the house of the Lord? Who of us has not realized there a fuller and more fervent feeling of His presence than anywhere else? Who of us neglects or disparages God’s house without coldness and dulness creeping over our whole devotional life? Its services are the festivals of our piety, it is the place where His honour dwelleth. But the psalmist speaks of worship before God’s altar. Why the altar rather than the mercy-seat? It is not enough to say that he spake the language of his dispensation, which was one in which sacrifice was prominent. Why was it so? There is but one satisfactory answer—that it was an institution prophetical and preparatory to the great sacrifice of Christ. By no satisfactory process, at least to minds like my own, can it be explained away or reduced to a mere symbol of self-sacrifice. The facts and instincts of our moral consciousness all agree to the doctrine of sacrifice as it is set forth in the Bible.
  2. The psalmist’s superlative joy in such worship. Why have we not more joy? It is absent almost everywhere. In all churches and services, in hymns and prayers. It is because we fail of the personal character essential to it, and because we think hard and false thoughts of God. (H. Allen, D.D.)

The altar of God:

The devotional spirit is the life of religion; and there never was a man of piety who was not a man of prayer. The text opens to us two important views.

  1. The peculiar nature of that worship which God has authorized. It is going to the altar of God. We ought all to be aware that there is a peculiarity in the worship which God authorizes. There is—
  2. The recognition of our sin. When man was innocent he needed no atonement. There was no altar in Paradise. But now we need one.
  3. Our first liability to punishment is acknowledged.
  4. And that God is propitious through the atonement He has appointed. A mere sacrifice is not sufficient, for it might have been a human invention merely. But this God has appointed. Atonement is for the penitent (cf. 2 Chron. 6:29–31).
  5. The emphatic description which is given of the joy of it.—“God, my exceeding joy.” This joy arises from—
  6. Our being placed in the presence of a Being of infinite glory and perfection. It supposes reconciliation with God.
  7. Because this worship enables us to appropriate this display of glory to ourselves. David speaks of “My God.”
  8. It is the joy of confidence.
  9. And in going to the altar of God we have the renewed assurances of His favour.
  10. And there is the joy of life. (R. Watson.)

The believer going to God as his exceeding joy:

Especially does he thus come to God in the holy ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, which was called by the ancients the Eucharist or Sacrifice of Praise. Now—

  1. In this ordinance there are to the sincere Christian many sources of joy.
  2. The fullest assurance and the clearest evidence of the forgiveness of sins.
  3. The strongest and most illustrious proof of Divine love.
  4. The fullest assurance of receiving from God all that is necessary for comfort and happiness while in this world, and that both for spiritual and temporal life.
  5. A pledge and earnest of heaven.
  6. Practical improvement of this subject. See—
  7. How great is God’s goodness in providing for us now so rich entertainment.
  8. What joy and consolation there are here to the fearful and doubting Christian.
  9. And, indeed, to all without exception, because here we see that God is in Christ “reconciling the world unto Himself.” (J. Witherspoon.)

God, my exceeding joy:

  1. Cheerfulness is health and duty (Prov. 17:22; Neh. 8:10; Isa. 64:5). It is our duty as Christians to rise to

“What nothing earthly gives, nor can destroy

The soul’s calm sunshine and her heartfelt joy.”

  1. God alone is “exceeding joy.” He alone lasts, He only overflows. And all this but natural to Him who is the Lord of the universe. And this exceeding joy is undisturbed by any fear of coming to an end. The bridal pair are very happy, but the thought often comes, One of us must survive the other; which, alas? But the joy of God cannot be disturbed by any calamity. And how elevated it is. For “none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.”

III. There is a great difference between thinking about God and enjoying Him. It is one thing to apprehend God, and another to appropriate Him. The God of experience is the God we need. (E. Paxton Hood.)

The good man’s duty and blessedness:

“And then I shall be happy: heaven only can make me happier. Oh, if I can but get near to God and procure a smile from Him, all the world will be as nothing to me.” A happy frame of mind this, to meet trouble in. Consider—

  1. The good man’s duty—going to God. This implies—
  2. Submission as to his Sovereign.
  3. Friendship so as to commune with God as to his troubles, joys, sins, fears, hopes, needs.
  4. The good man’s blessedness—exceeding joy in God. It exceeds all other joy.
  5. In its nature. It is not earthly but spiritual and divine.
  6. As to its degree. Creature joy is but little—a drop—at most, but in God’s presence is fulness of joy.
  7. As to duration. It is as the house on the rock compared with that on the sand. Let us ask, What is our joy?

III. Improvement.

  1. How wrong not to go to God. We are either still children of wrath, or if not there has been some sad declension from God.
  2. How great our obligation to Christ.
  3. Let us long for heaven. (Samuel Lavington.)

Communion with God, the Christian’s aim in attending Divine ordinances:

  1. In what manner we should attend upon God’s ordinances; in imitation of David’s example.
  2. He resolved to deal with God only by the intervention of an atonement.
  3. He intended not to continue an idle spectator, nor to consider himself as such, during his attendance in God’s tabernacles. Here is the market-place, where all that is truly valuable is exposed to sale by God’s authority, and may be bought without money and without price.
  4. He resolved to bring somewhat with him into God’s tabernacles which he might offer upon His altar. And every Gospel worshipper, when he “comes into God’s courts, ought to bring an offering with him.” If you are duly affected with what He has done for you, nothing less will satisfy you than to offer yourself, and all your services, and all your talents, and all your possessions as a sacrifice of thanksgiving upon the Gospel altar.
  5. He would present his gift upon the altar, and expect the acceptance of it only in that way. When you present your supplications to God, remember that you can receive no gracious answer, whatever it is that you pray for, unless through Christ. And when you make an offering of yourself and your services to God, consider always that it is only for the sake of Christ and His atoning sacrifice that any of your offerings can be accepted.
  6. What it is to go to God Himself at His altar or in His ordinances.
  7. A cheerful and ready forsaking of all sin. Our degree of intimacy with God in ordinances will always bear a proportion to our diligence and success in cleansing ourselves from sin.
  8. A turning of our back upon the world and leaving it behind us. We must go to heaven, not by any local motion, but by an elevation of our hearts, affections and desires above the vanities of a present world; and setting them upon “the things that are above,” “where Christ is at the right hand of God.”
  9. A believing acceptance of God Himself as the person’s everlasting and all-satisfying portion upon the footing of His own gracious grant and promise. In that wonderful declaration, “I am the Lord thy God,” so often repeated, God makes over Himself to us; as a portion, in the enjoyment of which we may be supremely blessed, even through an endless eternity.
  10. An offering up to God all our desires in a way of fervent supplication.
  11. A diligent searching after God, and after communion with Him in His ordinances.
  12. An attendance upon God in ordinances with a view of being so much nearer to the full enjoyment of Him in the holy of holies above.

III. In what respect it is, or on what grounds, that God may de called His people’s exceeding joy.

  1. Why is God called His people’s “joy”?

(1) God is the author and the efficient cause of all the believer’s joy. It is one of the fruits of His Spirit dwelling in His people.

(2) God is the object of the believer’s joy.

  1. Why the believer’s joy in God has the epithet “exceeding.”

(1) It exceeds all the joy that arises from the possession of any other, or of all other objects. All other objects are but the works of His hands. Therefore, that joy of which He is the object exceeds all that arises from other things, as far as the Creator is superior to the creature.

(2) It exceeds all the grief, heaviness and sorrow incident to the child of God through the manifold trials and miseries of all this life.

  1. Inferences.
  2. All attendance upon Divine ordinances must be fruitless and unprofitable when persons are not concerned to come to Christ in ordinances.
  3. No person comes really and acceptably to Christ who comes not, at the same time, unto God through Him.
  4. In vain will any person attempt to come unto God, any otherwise than through Jesus Christ.
  5. In this text we may see who among us shall be acceptable worshippers in God’s tabernacles; and particularly who will be welcome guests at His holy table to-day.

God our exceeding joy:

God is the exceeding joy of the godly man.

  1. As the immutable source of his supreme satisfaction. Let a man possess the favour of Him in whose presence there is fulness of joy, and he needs no more. Our lesser sources of satisfaction may be destroyed, but our greatest can neither perish nor change by the influence of evil.
  2. As a perpetual supply of good which he may always appropriate. As the objects which constitute the materials of earthly happiness are all external, consequently they, as well as the happiness they create, are alike subject to change and decay. But they who rejoice in God have that redundant spring whose waters fail not. External sources of comfort may be dried up, like the prophet’s book, but the inward solacements of piety remain.
  3. As the wise controller of all worldly events. It is on this ground that the believer can maintain his serenity of mind amidst outward causes of perturbation. Amidst all his trials he is well assured that God has attached an ultimate design of mercy to every sorrow. He can generally perceive that design, even if he cannot understand its full extent of good. In some cases it comes to prove and exhibit the excellency of his principles, the beauty of confiding faith, and the power of quiet meekness. In other instances it is to correct the evils of his heart, wean him from earth, and stimulate him to seek all his joys at God’s right hand.
  4. As that Being who will eventually recompense the trials and sorrows of His people with eternal joy. Here the Christian is but a pilgrim through the wilderness preceding that promised good land, of which he gets but few and scanty gleams. Here, he has the flower of hope; there, God will give him the fruit of perfect joy. The largest desires of the soul shall hereafter be amply satisfied. The spirit, freed from all the sorrows, sins, and imperfections of this world, shall find perfect purity its element, and shall reflect the happiness of God for ever, as jewels the rays of sparkling light. (Jas Foster.)

God—the saint’s exceeding joy.

It is observable that, in the courts of kings, children and common people are much taken with pictures and rich shows, and feed their fancies with the sight of rich hangings and fine things; but the grave statesman passeth by such things as not worthy taking notice of—his business is with the king. Thus it is that in this world most men stay in the outer rooms and admire the low things of the world, and look upon them as pieces of much excellence; but the spiritually minded man looketh over all these things that are here below—his business is with God. (J. Spencer.)[3]


4. “Then will I go unto the altar of God.” If David might but be favoured with such a deliverance as would permit his return, it would not be his own house of heritage which would be his first resort, but to the altar of God his willing feet should conduct him. His whole heart would go as a sacrifice to the altar, he himself counting it his greatest happiness to be permitted to lie as a burnt offering wholly dedicated to the Lord. With what exultation should believers draw near unto Christ, who is the antitype of the altar! clearer light should give greater intensity of desire. “Unto God my exceeding joy.” It was not the altar as such that the Psalmist cared for, he was no believer in the heathenism of ritualism: his soul desired spiritual fellowship, fellowship with God himself in very deed. What are all the rites of worship unless the Lord be in them; what, indeed, but empty shells and dry husks? Note the holy rapture with which David regards his Lord! He is not his joy alone, but his exceeding joy; not the fountain of joy, the giver of joy, or the maintainer of joy, but that joy itself. The margin hath it, “The gladness of my joy,” i.e., the soul, the essence, the very bowels of my joy. To draw near to God, who is such a joy to us, may well be the object of our hungering and thirsting. “Yea, upon the harp will I praise thee.” His best music for his best love. When God fills us with joy we ought ever to pour it out at his feet in praise, and all the skill and talent we have should be laid under contribution to increase the divine revenue of glory. “O God, my God.” How he dwells upon the name which he loves so well! He already harps on it as though his harp music had begun. What sweeter sounds can music know than these four words? To have God in possession, and to know it by faith, is the heart’s heaven—a fulness of bliss lies therein.[4]


[1] Harman, A. (2011). Psalms: A Mentor Commentary (Vol. 1–2, pp. 354–355). Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[2] Bullock, C. H. (2015). Psalms 1–72. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (Vol. 1, p. 325). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[3] Exell, J. S. (1909). The Biblical Illustrator: The Psalms (Vol. 2, pp. 380–383). New York; Chicago; Toronto; London; Edinburgh: Fleming H. Revell Company; Francis Griffiths.

[4] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 27-57 (Vol. 2, pp. 293–294). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

February 10 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

February 10.—Morning. [Or March 21.]
“Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”

Exodus 13:17, 18; 20–22

AND it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt: (The Lord is mindful of the infirmities of his people. He meant them to see many wars hereafter, but as yet they were all unused to fighting, and therefore were to be led by a quieter though a longer road. Blessed be God, our troubles shall not be ready for us till we are ready for them.)

20, 21, 22 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. (The pillar was their infallible conductor; it also screened them by day and lit up the camp by night. God’s mercies are many-sided. We can only do one thing well at a time, but the Lord accomplishes many devices at one stroke.)

Exodus 14:1–5; 8–14

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

This seemed a strange direction, but Moses obeyed it without question. Let us go where the Lord bids us though the way be perilous.

3, 4 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

¶ And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. (God’s plagues had not changed the King’s rebellious nature. When he saw that he had lost his valuable slaves, his greed made him rush after them.)

But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

10, 11 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. (This unbelief was both unjust and cruel. Had they not seen the Lord’s works in the great plagues? Could they not believe that he who had wrought such marvels could and would deliver them? They were smitten with panic, and were willing to return to bondage; whereas true freemen never debate which of the two to choose, slavery or death.)

13, 14 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. (This meekest of men answered the people meekly and believingly, for prayer enabled him to conquer his own spirit.)

Forward! but whither shall we go?

The desert is on either side,

Behind us the Egyptian foe,

Before, the interposing tide!

Yet while we thy command obey,

Our road impassable pursue,

The ocean yields an open way,

And lets thy ransomed people through.

February 10.—Evening. [Or March 22.]
“The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.”

Exodus 14:15–31

AND the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

We read not that Moses had spoken a word; but his heart cried unto the Lord. The Lord bade him no longer hesitate, but cry, “Forward,” and advance through the sea.

16, 17, 18 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19 ¶ And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

The glory of the Lord was their rereward.

20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. (Both God’s word and providence have a twofold aspect, they frown on sinners while they smile on saints. Thus God still sets a difference between Israel and Egypt.)

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. (Calmly the historian records it, but what a wonder is here! Water erect like solid ice, and a damp sea bed made dry and fit to be a highway for a marching army.)

23 ¶ And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

What infatuation! Were they beguiled by the darkness around them or that within them?

24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

One look from Jehovah was enough, one flash from his eye of fire, struck the host with panic.

26 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

Even thus “our tyrannous sins are buried and drowned, and though they be sought for they shall not be found.”

29, 30 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. (So completely was Egypt shattered, that though the Israelites were for forty years close to the Egyptian borders, they were never molested by their former oppressors.)

31 And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses. (And well they might, but, alas, this good state of mind did not last long.)

Awake, awake, thou mighty Arm,

Which has such wonders wrought!

Which captive Israel freed from harm,

And out of Egypt brought.

Art thou not it which Rahab slew?

And crush’d the dragon’s head?

Constrain’d by thee the waves withdrew

From their accustom’d bed.

Again thy wonted prowess show,

Be thou made bare again:

And let thine adversaries know

That they resist in vain.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 81–82). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

February 10 Walk by Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Faith is seeking and finding God in Christ—desiring Him and being fulfilled by Him. To say it another way, faith is wholly leaning on Christ for everything in your life. It is trusting Him for eternity. Faith is the acceptance of a gift at the hand of Almighty God. That’s what faith is, and anything that doesn’t meet that standard, while it may be a spiritual term, is not faith. The Bible tells us that not only do we walk by faith and live by faith every day, but also faith plays a part in our life as we continue to seek a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

We have a problem in that we have isolated faith to the act of becoming a Christian instead of living the ongoing Christian life. Certainly, faith is at the center of our entrance into salvation. But if we leave it there and do not continue to exercise faith daily, we will fail to live an obedient spiritual life. We literally must walk by faith as believers or we will not walk at all.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 43). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

HOW SAD: General Flynn’s Wife Posts a Heart-Breaking Tweet on How the US Government Turned on Her Husband after His 33 Years of Service — The Gateway Pundit

This is just heart-breaking.

The Obama Deep State spied on General Flynn since 2015. He was a number one target of the Obama Deep State.
They wanted to ruin him.
They wanted to punish General Michaal Flynn because he turned against President Obama and spoke honestly about his failed strategy that caused the rise of ISIS in Iraq.

So the Obama, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Brennan, Clapper deep state set him up.
Now General Flynn is bankrupt and fighting to stay out of prison based on a deep state lie.

NEVER FORGET: The Democrat Deep State would do the same thing to any ordinary American who stands in their way.

On Monday the alleged twitter page of Barbara Flynn posted a heart-breaking tweet.

“My husband is being treated like he’s public enemy #1. All he did was help @realDonaldTrump become POTUS & did his job as incoming NSA. Our GOV that he protected for 33 yrs turned against him. Sad. ⁦@BarbaraRedgate⁩ ⁦@JosephJFlynn1⁩⁦⁦⁦@SidneyPowell1⁩”

General Michael Flynn will be back in court later this month.

Please pray for General Flynn and his family.

** And please donate to the Michael T. Flynn Defense Fund if you can.

via HOW SAD: General Flynn’s Wife Posts a Heart-Breaking Tweet on How the US Government Turned on Her Husband after His 33 Years of Service — The Gateway Pundit

Donald Trump: Fides Defensor — Capstone Report

Donald Trump, Viktor Orban become Defenders of the Faith.

US forms coalition to defend religious freedom. Secretary of State names China as hostile to religion.

Hungary calls ‘To demolish the wall of silence surrounding persecuted Christians.’

What do you think Hillary Clinton would be doing for religious liberty if Christian voters had followed Russell Moore’s advice and abstained from supporting Trump?

The United States and a coalition of states will fight religious oppression around the world, the State Department announced February 5. In a speech delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a high-level group including foreign ministers of several states, China was singled out for its brutal treatment of religious dissidents. Pompeo revealed that China used diplomatic pressure to attempt to prevent some states from joining the group.

“We condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s hostility to all faiths. We know several of you courageously pushed back against Chinese pressure by agreeing to be part of this Alliance, and we thank you for that,” Pompeo said

The states forming to defend religious liberty include the United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland and many others. Here’s the list.

According to the a statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, The Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Togo, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom joined the United States to create the first-of-its-kind International Religious Freedom Alliance. Together, we have pledged to uphold the Declaration of Principles, solidifying our collective commitment to object and oppose, publicly and privately, all abuses or violations of religious freedom.”

According to the State Department, “The formation of the Alliance marks the first time in history an international coalition has come together at a national leadership level to push the issue of religious freedom forward around the world. Egregious perpetrators of religious persecution have long operated with impunity. The Alliance will unify powerful nations and leverage their resources to stop bad actors and advocate for the persecuted, the defenseless, and the vulnerable. The threats to religious freedom are global. They require global participation and global solutions.”

According to Daily News Hungary, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said his country does not approve of the “blind eye” given to the persecution of Christians around the world by international organizations.

Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary and the world’s highest profile Calvinist, recently spoke of his nation’s determination to defend Christianity. It was a theme reiterated by his delegation in Washington, D.C.

“The Hungarian government is not capable of saving all of the Christians who are being discriminated against and persecuted in over 80 countries around the world, and nobody can expect this of us”, the State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and the Realization of the Hungary Helps Program Tristan Azbej said. “The goal of our mission it to also mobilize other governments in the interests of the cause, and this requires that we demolish the wall of silence surrounding persecuted Christians.

Poland hosts the Third Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. In a Joint Statement released by the United States and Poland, the meetings will be “organized in close cooperation” with the US, the statement said.

According to the official Joint Statement, “Participants will address a range of critical issues, such as improving the lives of persecuted and discriminated communities, empowering individuals to affect change, and promoting inclusive dialogue to mobilize action and increase awareness regarding the scale of persecution against religion or belief worldwide.”

This type of high level attention is important as oppression seems once again on the march with totalitarian crackdowns on dissident populations in key states like China.

Oh, and as a reminder: What do you think Hillary Clinton would be doing for religious liberty if Christian voters had followed Russell Moore’s advice and abstained from supporting Trump?

via Donald Trump: Fides Defensor — Capstone Report

The Intelligence Briefing | February 10, 2020 | S1E17 | Bible Thumping Wingnut

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In today’s Intelligence Briefing, we talk about how Trump Opponents all seem to go to work for the Democrats even if they are candidates for the Republicans, how a “Christian” contributor to The Gospel Coalition praises Mitt Romney on voting to convict Trump, how when skin colour becomes an issue, even MLK’s colour-blindness takes a beating, and how the climate cult is not only racist, but wants all humans to die out…

Top GOP Primary Opponent Says He Will Do Everything Possible to Elect Democrat in 2020

ERLC/Gospel Coalition Leader Praises Romney for Voting to Convict Trump

Leftists Triggered After White Students Win MLK Writing Contest

Climate Activist Leaves Movement Because Too Many White People Are Helping

Professor Argues Best Way to Stop Climate Change Is Human Extinction

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Pastor JD Hall of Pulpit & Pen compares what people are saying about God to the Word of God. A podcast designed to train your ability to discern between right and almost right. Highlighting the “downgrade” of modern Christianity.

Source: The Intelligence Briefing | February 10, 2020 | S1E17

Content in His Providence | Ligonier Ministries

Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the headlines to see that this is the case. How often do celebrities who have done great good through philanthropy get caught up in scandals?

Human grandeur is found in part in our ability to contemplate ourselves, to reflect upon our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. Yet, such contemplation has a negative side, and that is its potential to bring us pain. We may find ourselves miserable when we think of a life that is better than that which we enjoy now and recognize that we are incapable of achieving it. Perhaps we think of a life free of illness and pain, yet we know that physical agony and death are certain. Rich and poor alike know that a life of greater wealth is possible but grow frustrated when that wealth is unobtainable. Sick or healthy, poor or rich, successful or unsuccessful—we are all capable of growing vexed when a better life remains outside of our grasp.

Scripture prescribes only one remedy to this frustration: contentment.

Biblical contentment is a spiritual virtue that we find modeled by the Apostle Paul. He states, for example, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil. 4:11). No matter the state of his health, wealth, or success, Paul found it possible to be content with his life.

In Paul’s era, two prominent schools of Greek philosophy agreed that our goal should be to find contentment, but they had very different ways of getting there. The first of these, Stoicism, said imperturbability was the way to contentment. Stoics believed that human beings had no real control over their external circumstances, which were subject to the whims of fate. The only place they could have any control was in their personal attitudes. We cannot control what happens to us, they said, but we can control how we feel about it. Thus, Stoics trained themselves to achieve imperturbability, an inner sense of peace that would leave them unbothered no matter what happened to them.

The Epicureans were more proactive in their search for contentment, looking to find a proper balance between pleasure and pain. Their aim was to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. Yet even achieving a goal in this arena can result in frustration. We might never obtain the aimed-for pleasure, or, having obtained it, we might realize that it does not bring what we thought it would.

Paul was neither a Stoic nor an Epicurean. Epicureanism leads eventually to an ultimate pessimism—we can’t get or maintain the pleasure we seek, so what’s the point? The Apostle’s doctrine of the resurrection and the renewal of creation does not allow for such pessimism. Creation “will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Rom. 8:18–25; see 1 Cor. 15). Paul also rejected the passive resignation of Stoicism, for he was no fatalist. Paul actively pressed toward his goals and called us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, believing that God works in and through us to bring about His purposes (Phil. 2:12).

For the Apostle, true contentment was not complacency, and it was not a condition, on this side of glory, that could admit no feelings of discontent and dissatisfaction. After all, Paul frequently expresses such feelings in his epistles as he considers the sins of the church and his own shortcomings. He did not rest on his laurels but worked zealously to solve problems both personally and pastorally.

Paul’s contentment pertained to his personal circumstances and the state of his human condition. Whether he suffered lack or enjoyed material prosperity, he had “learned” to be content wherever God placed him (Phil. 4:12). Note that this was something he learned. It was not a natural gifting but something he had to be taught.

What was the secret to contentment that he had learned? Paul tells us in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

In short, the Apostle’s contentment was grounded in his union with Christ and in his theology. He saw theology not as a theoretical or abstract discipline but rather as the key to understanding life itself. His contentment with his condition in life rested on his knowledge of God’s character and actions. Paul was content because he knew his condition was ordained by his Creator. He understood that God brought both pleasure and pain into his life for a good purpose (Rom. 8:28). Paul knew that since the Lord wisely ordered his life, he could find strength in the Lord for any and all circumstances. Paul understood that he was fulfilling the purpose of God whether he was experiencing abundance or abasement. Submission to God’s sovereign rule over his life was the key to his contentment.

As we continue to wrestle with the desires of the flesh, we can be tempted to believe God owes us a better condition than we presently enjoy. To believe such a thing is sin, and it leads to great misery, which is overcome only by trusting in the Lord’s sustaining and providential grace. We will find true contentment only as we receive and walk in that grace.

Source: Content in His Providence

Listen to my new interview with Stand Up for the Truth — Spirit Of Error

I enjoyed being interviewed today by David Fiorazo, host of Stand Up for the Truth, a daily, one-hour, live radio program and podcast tackling tough issues. We discussed the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement, including NAR teachings about miracles and spiritual warfare, the Seven Mountain Mandate, and the music (including Bethel Music). Listen to the interview, titled “Discerning Dangerous Teachings, N.A.R.,” here.

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Open Doors USA: Where Christians Are Being Captured, Killed Across Globe: Inside The Crisis — Faithwire

Millions of Christians across the globe live in perpetual fear that they will be punished, harmed — or even killed for merely practicing their faith.

Worldwide persecution continues to be at a fever pitch, with varying degrees of affliction for those who openly embrace the Bible.

This tragic reality is more than evident in Open Doors USA’s latest “World Watch List,” an annual report that offers “an unparalleled glimpse into the 50 places around the world where it costs the most to be a Christian.”

According to the stunning 2020 report, more than 260 million Christians live in places where there is a high level of persecution, amounting to one-in-eight Christians worldwide.

Learn more about the horrors of Christian persecution:

The “World Watch List” gives a lens into some of the most unthinkable scenarios.

“It’s the foremost grassroots data on the persecution of Christians,” Open Doors USA president and CEO David Curry recently told The Pure Flix Podcast. It gives us an idea about the trends of religious liberty generally.”

He said there are restrictions in most places of the world, but that the areas of extreme oppression will likely shock those unfamiliar with the dire scenario.

From government seizure of property and social exclusion to violence and murder, there is a wide range of ways in which Christians can be oppressed for their faith.

“The most dangerous country where persecution was most intense was North Korea,” Curry said. “But as far as violence, Nigeria pops up [high] on our list.”

The government of North Korea, for instance, has “great control over every sphere of life,” Curry said, with people who are found with scripture or who are suspected of being a Christian at risk of losing everything and being sent to labor camps.

In places like Nigeria — the 12th most dangerous place to be a Christian on the 2020 list — Islamic extremists with the Boko Haram terror group use extreme violence.

“Such violence often results in loss of life, physical injury, as well as loss of property,” the report reads. “As a result of the violence, Christians are also being dispossessed of their land and means of livelihood — and Christians with a Muslim background also face rejection from their own families.”

Curry said Open Doors collects the “World Watch List” data through a network of researchers who are on the ground all over the globe.

“We measure it across all spheres — church life national life, the community, private life,” he said, noting that the level of violence is then discerned. “The trends are all very difficult right now.”

You can see the 2020 “World Watch List” for yourself here.

via Open Doors USA: Where Christians Are Being Captured, Killed Across Globe: Inside The Crisis — Faithwire

February 10, 2020 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

  1. And every wise-hearted among you. Thus he denominates the artificers, who excelled in shrewdness of intellect, and so, after having commanded them severally of their private means to supply the materials, he now exhorts others to contribute their industry for shaping and joining them together. He then briefly enumerates the parts of the Tabernacle, a longer explanation of which will be seen in chapter 26. This is, therefore, a kind of epitome of all those things, of which he before spoke more in full, since it was necessary to spur them on afresh to the performance of what they had been clearly instructed in. For we know that instruction is very often coldly received without the addition of exhortations. It might indeed seem strange, how so much wealth could be possessed by a miserably pillaged people, and long driven to servile work; unless it may be inferred from the abundance which is here described, that they were incredibly enriched at their departure from Egypt by the booty which God gave them. The kingdom of Egypt was very wealthy; and its people, as we know, had always been devoted to pleasures and luxuries. What, then, they had accumulated by their rapacity in many years, flowed away from them by the secret influence of God, when they were suddenly made prodigal. But, just as He had blinded the Egyptians, that they should profusely give all they had, so He now directed the minds and hearts of His people, that, mindful of so great a benefit, they should willingly expend, at His command, what they had obtained of His mere grace.[1]

[1] Calvin, J., & Bingham, C. W. (2010). Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses Arranged in the Form of a Harmony (Vol. 2, pp. 158–159). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Nearly 3 years later, FBI director admits surveillance of Trump team was illegal | WND

The 2016 act of surveillance on a member of President Donald Trump’s campaign team was in fact illegal,  FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged last week.

Wray appeared before the House Judiciary Committee and was asked about surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, which was partially based upon a since-discredited dossier developed by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Wray was also asked about a report by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz that found the FBI made 17 “significant errors and omissions” in its filings to begin and continue surveillance of Page, which was the first step of what mushroomed into the complex investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller of alleged Russian “collusion” with the Trump campaign.

Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas asked Wray about the report’s conclusions regarding the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, according to the Washington Examiner.

“The report acknowledges that … this was illegal surveillance with respect to at least several of these FISA applications, because there was not probable cause or proper predication, correct?” Ratcliffe asked.

“Right,” said Wray, who was confirmed in the FBI’s top post in August 2017, replacing fired FBI Director James Comey.

“So to the point of one of my Democratic colleagues that there was no fraud on the court, illegal surveillance and changing evidence to conduct illegal surveillance is the very definition of fraud on the court, is it not?” Ratcliffe followed up.

“Well, I certainly think that it describes conduct that is utterly unacceptable,” Wray said. “We have accepted … every finding in the inspector general’s report, including some that are extremely painful to us as an institution.”

During the hearing, Wray was asked if the Steele dossier might have been Russian disinformation, according to the Washington Examiner.

“We hear so much about Russian interference in our election: It happened. We all know it did. We want it to stop,” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said, according to the Examiner.

“But it seems to me that a big part of that Russian election interference was the idea that a document that Russians, information came from Russians that Christopher Steele put together, is scary.”

Wray said the FBI’s probe, which was code-named Crossfire Hurricane, is part of the investigation being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham on the orders of Attorney General William Barr.

“I want to make sure we’re not talking past each other unintentionally,” Wray said.

“When it comes to the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, I think the attorney general has said publicly, so I think that’s why I’m on solid ground to say that here, is that’s one of the things that Mr. Durham is looking very specifically at is the origination of the investigation.

“And we have been cooperating fully with that investigation, as the attorney general has commented publicly on a number of occasions.”

During his Judiciary Committee testimony, Wray also said that he fears Russia will interfere in the 2020 elections through misinformation campaigns, according to The Associated Press.

“Unlike a cyberattack on an election infrastructure, that kind of effort — disinformation — in a world where we have a First Amendment and believe strongly in freedom of expression, the FBI is not going to be in the business of being the truth police and monitoring disinformation online,” Wray said.

Wray indicated that he did not expect Russia to take a side as much as sow discord.

“They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other,” Wray said.

“And then they combine that with an effort to weaken our confidence in our elections and our democratic institutions, which has been a pernicious and asymmetric way of engaging in … information warfare.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Source: Nearly 3 years later, FBI director admits surveillance of Trump team was illegal

IT BEGINS: Trump Admin Cuts 70 Obama-Era Holdovers From NSC — The Gateway Pundit

The Vindman twins were just the beginning of the NatSec purge.

On Friday President Trump fired the Vindman twins from their National Security Council positions in the Trump White House.

This comes after Alexander Vindman admitted to working behind President Trump’s back in Ukraine.

The Washington Examiner reported Trump cut 70 Obama-era holdovers from the NatSec.

President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council.

Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.

But President Trump is not done and neither is National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

The National Security Advisor is expected to announce more cuts in the NSC staff this week.

Trump’s goal is to cut the agency in half.

The NatSec became a bloated bureaucracy under Obama and Obama holdovers such as Eric Ciaramella, Alex Vindman and Sean Misko worked together to “take out” Trump.

Rep. Nunes took it a step further and urged President Trump to move the entire NSC apparatus out of the White House and across the Potomac River.

via IT BEGINS: Trump Admin Cuts 70 Obama-Era Holdovers From NSC — The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Devin Nunes: Remove All Obama Holdovers from NSC — Move NSC Out of White House and Across the Potomac River (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures yesterday morning.

Rep. Nunes ripped the liberal media after their disastrous three years of lying and misleading the American public.

The leftie mainstream media TRULY is an enemy to Truth.

Rep. Nunes also urged President Trump to move the entire NSC apparatus out of the White House and across the Potomac River.

Rep. Nunes: I believe we’re going to get accountability. I believe Durham is going to get to the full story… I’ve been saying for a long time that the National Security Council that’s there at the White House, 400 and some people, he would be best to take all of those people, ship them across the Potomac, quarantine them, get them the hell away from the White House, because we know that a lot of the leaks for the last three plus years have been coming from that National Security Council. The President really only needs to have Trump appointees with him in the White House.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

On Monday morning Devin Nunes expanded on his request — The California Republican called on President Trump to FIRE all Obama holdovers in the NSC and in the White House.

Rep. Nunes: We know that it is highly likely that many of the leaks that started at the very beginning of President Trump’s administration came from the National Security Council.

via Rep. Devin Nunes: Remove All Obama Holdovers from NSC — Move NSC Out of White House and Across the Potomac River (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Ignore the Hollywoke Crowd — CultureWatch

Yet another woke performance at the Oscars:

Oh dear. Another Hollywood super-event, and another case of nauseating political correctness and wokedom. When I penned my article earlier today about leftist moralisers and double standards, the 92nd annual Academy Awards was being broadcast live on television. I could not bear to turn it on.

But now that it is finished, we of course have millions of media reports about it all. And it seems that it was just as bad as I expected. There were plenty of leftist speeches offered by plenty of leftist movie stars who have nothing in common with ordinary Americans.

There were plenty of sanctimonious sermons delivered by these arrogant elites, and some were real doozies. And sometimes all you can do is let them speak – and say nothing in reply. Consider one of the memorable speeches by a mighty intellect that was heard at the Awards:

I think the greatest gift that [acting] has given me and many of us in this room is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been thinking a lot about some of these distressing issues that we are facing collectively, and I think sometimes we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes. But for me I see commonality.

I think whether we’re talking about gender and equality, or racism, or queer rights, or indigenous rights, or animal rights, we’re talking about the fight against injustice. We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one people, one race, one gender, one species has the right to dominate, control, use, and exploit another with impunity.

We go into the natural world and plunder it of its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and then steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.

So who said that? In a sense, it doesn’t really matter – any one of dozens of lefty celebs could have uttered such deep and meaningful words of wisdom. But for those really keen to know, it was Joaquin Phoenix, who happens to be one of hundreds of woke Hollywoodians.

The lesson should be clear: we have all sorts of sanctimonious, hypocritical and duplicitous leftists who just love to preach to us, to moralise, and to let us know that they are superior beings who we all must bow down to. Their vaunted wisdom is so far above that of ours – we impoverished ignoramuses.

This was certainly on display big time at the Oscars. We had one big cheese celeb after another pushing their political nonsense on the rest of us mere mortals. They are absolutely full of themselves, and they just have to use a show like this as a platform to preach their PC foolishness.

Let me offer a few more examples. Brad Pitt had to make yet another attack on Trump and the recent impeachment process: “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the senate gave John Bolton this week. I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it. In the end the adults do the right thing.”

And they have even pulled a leaf out of the pages of Australian wokeness, running with something that is done here ad infinitum, ad nauseam. We had a Kiwi New Zealand film director Taika David Waititi say this: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would like to acknowledge that tonight we have gathered on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tataviam and the Chumash. We acknowledge them as the first peoples of this land on which our motion picture community lives and works.”

We also had Josh Gad introducing a performance from the movie Frozen 2 with these PC remarks:

As Mindy [Kaling] noted, animated movies are loved everywhere. In fact, “Frozen 2,” or as climate change deniers call it, “Not Frozen 2,” has been dubbed in 45 different languages, which means I now have 44 blood rivals around the world. These dubbed versions provide kids and adults everywhere their own special connection to the story and its characters. Which means there are so many great versions of Elsa. For instance, Canadian Elsa is basically the same, but with health care.

But not to be outdone, documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert actually used a line from The Communist Manifesto during her acceptance speech: “Our film is from Ohio and China, but it really could be from anywhere that people put on a uniform, punch a clock, trying to make a better life. We believe things will get better when workers of the world unite.”

And while Steve Martin did engage in some more PC remarks, he did manage to make one joke that a conservative could readily say amen to: “A couple of years ago there was a big disaster here at the Oscars where they accidentally read out the wrong name. It’s nobody’s fault, but they’ve guaranteed that this will not happen this year because the Academy has switched to the new Iowa caucus app.”

But what are we to expect from the Hollyweird crowd? As I mentioned in my piece from earlier today, Mark Latham rightly nailed what this award ceremony is really all about: “Great, it’s Oscars day, when the people who protected Harvey Weinstein for 20 years and sucked up to Jeffrey Epstein get to tell the rest of us how to run our lives. Puke.”

And I also mentioned the satire site Babylon Bee headline from last year’s Academy Awards: “Nation’s Wealthy, Privileged Gather To Lecture Nation On Evils Of Wealth, Privilege.” Yep, that is about as succinct and accurate as you are going to get. And this year the BB offered us another winner: “Academy Unveils First Transgender Oscar Trophy: Introducing the Oscarita!”

So there you go: another Oscars night, another collection of PC dolts, and another collection of Hollywood elites emoting about how terrible all other Americans are. There is far too much wokeness going on here. Wake me up when it is all over.

via Ignore the Hollywoke Crowd — CultureWatch

REMINDER: Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, The Clintons, Nancy Pelosi and George Soros All Have Connections to the Ukraine — The Gateway Pundit

(Cover photo by Ben Garrison at Grrr Graphics)

What are the odds that Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, the Clintons, Speaker Pelosi and George Soros all have connections to the Ukraine?  Hmmmm

Joe Biden and his son Hunter

If you don’t know that Joe Biden’s son Hunter was the Board member of Burisma, the Ukrainian Oil and Gas firm, then you are living under a rock.  This is the same company Joe Biden bragged about removing a prosecutor who was looking into the Bidens’ and George Soros in the Ukraine:

John Kerry

We posted a 32 tweet thread that was an articulate and devastating summary of Obama’s Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Kerry’s corrupt actions in the Ukraine –

In summary –

  • In early 2014 John Kerry visited the Ukraine and offered $1 billion in ‘aid’ shortly after protesters took over the government causing the President to flee to Russia and shortly after Russia invaded the Ukraine.
  • Also, in early 2014 Kerry’s top campaign fundraiser Devon Archer visited Biden in the White House.  Then Biden visited the campaign and Archer and Biden’s son Hunter are named to the Board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukraine’s largest gas producer.
  • Next the Russian advance into the Ukraine was suddenly stopped by a mercenary army put together by billionaire banker Igor Kolomoisky.
  • The Burisma hired John Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter as a lobbyist. Britain had frozen $23 million of Burisma founder’s money but later dropped these charges.
  • Some suggest that Burisma is actually owned by banker Kolomoisky who blew through $1.8 billion in 9 months in aid in a maze of offshore accounts.  Kolomoisky was placed on the US’s visa ban list but then was soon lifted.
  • Archer in 2018 was found guilty in a scheme to defraud Native Americans but his guilty plea was later overturned.
  • The month before Biden’s last trip to the Ukraine, all investigations of Burisma were closed.  On Biden’s last day in office, Burisma and the Democrat connected Atlantic Council signed cooperation agreements.

In addition, a video surfaced of Kerry bragging about himself, Obama and Biden all wanting the Ukrainian prosecutor gone who was looking into Burisma:

Mitt Romney

According to an article published in the Huffington Post shortly after President Trump was inaugurated, a former top CIA official joined the board of Burisma, Ukraine’s largest provider of natural gas.

Burisma is the oil and gas company at the center of a controversy about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who also served on Burisma’s board.

The article says that Joseph Cofer Black would be “leading the company’s security and strategic development efforts.” Black had served in various CIA positions under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

According to reports, Cofer Black was a “top Romney aide.”

The Clintons

Of course, if there’s corruption, then the Clintons are going to be right in the middle of it.  The Clintons received millions from Ukrainians over the years in donations to their ‘Foundation’:

From 2009 up to 2013, the year the Ukrainian crisis erupted, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a new report claims.

In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014 in their report

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., got paid thousands for a no-show job which he wasn’t qualified in an effort to buy influence with his politician parent.  (The same company that paid him is connected to the Clintons as well.)

Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul was also on the board of an energy company and he traveled to Ukraine for his work.

AND — Better Yet — Speaker Nancy Pelosi even appeared in the company’s video ad!  According to Patrick Howley at National File Speaker Pelosi’s son Paul Jr. was an executive at Viscoil.

Paul Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017.

Shortly after his mother Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker, Paul Pelosi Jr., was hired by InfoUSA for $180,000 a year as its vice president for Strategic Planning in 2007.  This firm is also connected to the Clintons.

George Soros

Creepy George Soros has been connected to the Ukraine for a very long time.  He was interviewed by 60 minutes years ago and at that time he was already involved in the Ukraine.  In this infamous interview Soros claimed to have no shame for turning in fellow Jews to the Nazis in World War II Hungary.  The Nazis then stole the booty from the Jews and claimed that if he didn’t do it, someone else would.  This is the man many believe is behind today’s modern corrupt Democrat Party:

We reported in early October that Obama’s State and Justice Departments were assisting George Soros in his attempt to control the Ukraine.  This is shocking because Soros was reportedly behind the airport protests after President Trump’s election.  A week before that Soros was reportedly behind 50 Groups involved in the ‘Women’s Protests’ the day after the inauguration. Before that, Soros was connected to the groups demanding election recounts after the November 8th election and Soros money was funding more protests during these efforts. And DC Leaks released information showing that Soros funded Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and President Trump’s attorney, shared in recent interviews that the corruption in the Ukraine doesn’t stop with the Bidens. It also involves George Soros – (at the 2 minute mark) –

Whatever Soros was involved with in the Ukraine, it was big enough that Soros got himself involved in the Russia collusion sham investigation after President Trump’s election. The Epoch Times reported

Billionaire George Soros and a group of wealthy donors from New York and California have paid $50 million to sustain an ongoing private Russia investigation conducted by former British spy Christopher Steele, research firm Fusion GPS, and a former staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

The revelation is part of the final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election released on April 27 by the House intelligence committee. The report concluded that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

A footnote in the report states that Daniel Jones, the former Feinstein staffer who runs the Penn Quarter Group (PQG), told the FBI in March 2017 that he is working on a project with Fusion GPS that “was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”

One thing that we now know that Soros might want to keep hidden is that there are reports he wanted to take over the oil and gas industry in the Ukraine.

According to John Solomon at the Hill

Liberal mega-donor George Soros made some big bets during the last U.S. presidential election. One was that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. Another was that he could reshape Ukraine’s government to his liking, and that his business empire might find fertile ground in that former Soviet state.

So when Donald Trump’s improbable march to the White House picked up steam in the spring of 2016, Team Soros marched to the top of the State Department to protect some of those investments, according to newly released department memos providing a rare glimpse into the Democratic donor’s extraordinary access to the Obama administration.

Then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland received repeated calls, emails and meeting requests from Soros, according to the memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative group Citizens United.

Solomon continued –

Likewise, Soros set out a bold vision in an internal 2014 memo for his Open Society Foundation to help root out corruption in Ukraine and build a “civil society” after the Maidan Revolution ousted the country’s Russia-friendly president. It worked with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials to leverage the so-called Kleptocracy Initiative to fight corruption. The initiative enabled DOJ to prosecute or seek asset forfeitures from foreigners suspected of corruption, even if the crimes didn’t technically occur on U.S. soil.

Such initiatives are noble in principle. But in Ukraine, some targets had political and business implications as well.

For example, one DOJ investigation in 2014 targeted Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash. He and Soros both have significant energy interests in Europe — and rival plans to rebuild Ukraine. After Firtash’s indictment, Soros’s business announced plans to invest $1 billion in Ukraine.

Since then, significant problems have arisen with the DOJ’s case, thwarting efforts to extradite Firtash to the U.S. for trial.

And finally, Solomon notes –

And when Ukraine’s general prosecutor sought to investigate one of the country’s nonprofits partially funded by Soros during 2016, the State Department pressured Ukrainian officials to drop the case.

This last piece by Solomon is likely what Rudy is alluded to in his comments about Soros in the Ukraine. The Obama State Department intervened in the Ukraine and stopped the case against Soros. Based on Rudy’s comments, it is likely he has support for Obama’s State Department actions.

We also know that the DOJ went too far with Firtash.

The Daily Caller reported

The ink was still drying on special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment papers when his chief deputy, the famously aggressive and occasionally controversial prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, made a bold but secret overture in early June 2017.

Weissmann quietly reached out to the American lawyers for Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash with a tempting offer: Give us some dirt on Donald Trump in the Russia case, and Team Mueller might make his 2014 U.S. criminal charges go away.

Weissmann is anything but ‘occasionally controversial’. Attorney Sidney Powell was on the Mark Levin Show in January and discussed dirty cops and attorneys Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann from their years overseeing the Enron and Arthur Andersen cases. Their actions were corrupt and criminal and cost the jobs, savings and careers of more than 85,000 individuals at Andersen and Enron.

A shocking piece of information from the Hill then noted that a foreign national brought Mueller and Weissman’s illegal actions to a foreign court and the foreign court listened and responded accordingly.

The Hill reported in another piece that:

Remarkably, Firtash turned down Weissmann’s plea overtures even though the oligarch has been trapped in Austria for five years, fighting extradition on U.S. charges in Chicago alleging that he engaged in bribery and corruption in India related to a U.S. aerospace deal. He denies the charges.

The oligarch’s defense team told me that Firtash rejected the deal because he didn’t have credible information or evidence on the topics Weissmann outlined.

But now, as Firtash escalates his fight to avoid extradition, the Weissmann overture is being offered to an Austrian court as potential defense evidence that the DOJ’s prosecution is flawed by bogus evidence and political motivations.

This leads us to question how much corruption is there lying in the Ukraine involving Obama, the Bidens, John Kerry, the Clintons, Speaker Pelosi, Mitt Romney and George Soros?  The answer is most likely ‘a lot’.

Hat tip D. Manny

via REMINDER: Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, The Clintons, Nancy Pelosi and George Soros All Have Connections to the Ukraine — The Gateway Pundit

February 10, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is likely to get a chilly reception from lawmakers on Monday over its proposals to slash spending on foreign aid and social safety net programs.

President Donald Trump will propose on Monday a 21% cut in foreign aid and slashes to social safety-net programs in his $4.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2021, according to senior administration officials.

India is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a proposed visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, defense and industry sources said.

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will grant royal funerals to the 29 people killed in a rampage by a soldier over the weekend in the country’s northeast, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Monday.

Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents.

People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of cases outside China could be just “the tip of the iceberg”.

A four-day downpour across Australia’s east coast has brought relief after months of devastating bushfires and years of drought, but also widespread storm damage and forecasts of more wild weather to come.

AP Top Stories

The Pentagon identified two U.S. soldiers who were killed in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, along with one Afghan National Army member.

In recent years, at least 138 people deported from the United States to El Salvador have been killed after their return, Human Rights Watch says in a report released Wednesday.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 900 in mainland China on Monday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilizing.

A “coward” ex-con was taken into custody Sunday in New York City after two police officers were shot less than 12 hours apart in ambushes described as assassination attempts by the mayor and police commissioner.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged governors of U.S. states and territories on Saturday to adopt a “cautious mindset” when engaging in business with China, saying Beijing was seeking to use U.S. openness to undermine the United States.

A parking space in San Francisco is on the market for $100,000. The tenants of the apartment were previously renting the space for $300 per month.

Pete Buttigieg appears to have sealed his victory in Iowa after the state’s Democratic Party released on Sunday corrected results from its disputed caucuses.

Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own, in a move denounced by Taiwan’s Defence Ministry as a threat to regional peace and stability.

Two-dozen Marines received less-than-honorable discharges from the US Marines following their reported involvement in human trafficking and drug-related crimes, Military.com reported.

Masked members of a neo-Nazi white supremacist group called Patriot Front marched through Washington’s National Mall on Saturday. Patriot Front, which is part of the so-called “alt right” movement, was established by disillusioned members of another white supremacist group called Vanguard America in September 2017 in the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveiled Sunday a short-range ballistic missile that they said can be powered by a “new generation” of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.

Thousands of people stranded aboard a cruise ship in Hong Kong for five days were allowed to disembark on Sunday after its 1,800 crew tested negative for the deadly new coronavirus.

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office reportedly is investigating whether the Jehovah’s Witnesses repeatedly failed to report child sexual abuse allegations to authorities in what is believed to be the first wide-scale examination by a U.S. law enforcement agency.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has some ideas for how the U.S. Navy can expand from today’s 290 front-line ships to 355 over the next decade. He said the key to growing the fleet is what he called “lightly-manned” vessels that require fewer crew than today’s ships do.

BBC

The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the cyber-attack of credit score giant Equifax.

Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey. The Boeing 747-436 reached speeds of 825 mph as it rode a jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara.

WND

Faced with a federal complaint, a condominium HOA in Florida on Friday reversed its ban on holding Bible studies and displaying religious symbols in its common spaces.

Two students at Georgia’s Gwinnett College have discovered that officials at the institution allow them free speech on only .0015% of the campus. And that has prompted them to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to re-establish the First Amendment there.

Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday after allegedly spraying a substance on thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise and claiming to have the coronavirus in an Illinois Walmart.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Feb. 10, 2020

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Headlines – 2/10/2020

Criticism of US Mideast peace plan softened in United Nations draft resolution

Thousands rally in Morocco and Tunisia against Trump Mideast peace plan

Envoy warns US could pull support for annexation if Israel ‘ignores’ Trump terms

Settler leaders call on PM to ‘put US in its place,’ swiftly annex W. Bank land

Caroline Glick: Israeli sovereignty and the future of Trump’s peace plan – Netanyahu and Trump’s re-election, and the peace plan are in jeopardy if sovereignty not applied to settlements before Israel’s March 2nd election

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing that killed teen

Netanyahu threatens ‘crushing action’ if Gaza attacks continue

Hamas says PM’s ‘miserable attempt’ to frighten it with military op won’t work

Rocket Fired at Israel Hours After Netanyahu Threatens ‘Crushing Blow’ on Gaza

Gaza rocket strikes field in south, as Israel threatens harsh response

IDF attacks Hamas training complex

Fire Weaver: Israel’s Super High-Tech Secret Weapon to Win the Next Big War?

Dutch city to keep street signs identifying Israeli cities as being in Palestine

Al Jazeera host calls Israel most successful project in 120 years; drama ensues

Study: Social Media Drove UK Antisemitism in 2019

Cabinet approves plan to bring 400 Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Hezbollah’s popularity seen waning as Lebanese protests continue

US agreed to fight Iran in Iraq while Israel fights it in Syria – Bennett

What’s behind Russia’s criticism of Israeli airstrikes in Syria

Five civilians killed in Russian air strikes in Syria: Monitor

Turkey Ready to Act After Reinforcing Syria’s Idlib: Official

Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet or face ‘hell’: Al-Sadr aide

Commentary: Trump’s Refusal To Leave Iraq Is A Violation Of International Law

Church leaders raise concerns over Christianity’s future in Iraq

Iraqi Officials: US Will Grant Vital Iran Sanctions Waiver

Iranian ‘Victory’ satellite fails to reach orbit

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite Into Space, After Two Failures Last Year

Putin’s Power Play May Hinge on New Premier’s Economic Revival

Barrage of mysterious bomb hoaxes plagues Moscow

Kazakhstan: Refugees flee after ethnic clashes kill 10

Suicide attack kills Algerian soldier near Mali border

Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage

Chris Pratt declares ‘One Nation Under God’ as he launches production company aimed at overcoming divisions

Political correctness at 2020 Oscars exposes Hollywood’s hypocrisy

‘QAnon’ Conspiracy Theory Creeps Into U.S. Politics – goes mainstream at the president’s rallies

Brit Hume: Sanders campaign ‘basically a conspiracy theory’

Bernie Sanders in 1972: ‘I don’t mind people calling me a communist’

‘More than the Senate gave John Bolton’: Brad Pitt brings impeachment trial jokes to the Oscars

Graham: DOJ has process to review Giuliani’s Ukraine info

Biden, in New Hampshire, jokingly calls student ‘a lying, dog-faced pony soldier’

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Nord, Greenland

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Tropical Cyclone Uesi to bring downpours to New Caledonia before turning toward Australia

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel as Storm Ciara strikes

Storm Ciara fast-tracks plane flying from JFK to Heathrow in under 5 hours, breaks record

Wind gust of 209 mph atop California mountain may have set record

Deluge in Australia drenches fires and eases 3-year drought

The flood of February 2020 will go down as one of the three worst floods in the Walla Walla Valley’s recorded history

‘Most devastating plague of locusts’ in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns

“Where it begins”: Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia

Coronavirus to ‘inflict a large, temporary blow’ to China’s economy, S&P warns

Arab media accuse US, Israel of coronavirus conspiracy against China

China is making Middle East moves using its deep pockets to secure influence with key U.S. allies as a means to further its global ambitions and adversely impact the United States’ national security interests

Coronavirus Concerns Spread Faster and Further Than Pathogen

China says 27 foreigners in the country have been infected with coronavirus, 2 dead

Coronavirus infects 60 more passengers on Diamond Princess, bringing total to 130

African swine fever outbreak spreads in Philippines’ southern provinces


Apostasy Watch

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Mike Oppenheimer – A Different New Covenant: The teaching of Jesus went to hell for your sins

Southern Baptist Church Advertises DNOW Student Event With Filthy Rap Song Featuring F-Bombs

Saddleback Church celebrates 40 years with huge party, including a Ferris wheel, at its Lake Forest campus

Woman wins battle to hold Bible study at condo complex after Christian worship ban

Muslims Celebrate! Harvard Declares Koran ‘Best Book on Justice.’ But is it True?

The Mormon Church Amassed $100 Billion. It Was the Best-Kept Secret in the Investment World

‘Most devastating plague of locusts’ in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns

This Pro-Life 1-800 Number Has Helped 3.75 Million People, Saved Thousands of Babies From Abortion

Belgian court acquits doctors of manslaughter for euthanizing 38-year-old female patient

Christians in China Courageously Share Gospel in Coronavirus Crisis Zone


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SORRY NANCY!… Amazing TPUSA Video that Pelosi Demanded Twitter to Take Down PASSES THE 10 MILLION VIEWS MARK! — The Gateway Pundit

Tyrant Pelosi demanded Facebook and Twitter take down a very powerful TPUSA video meme tweeted by President Trump of her tearing up his SOTU speech.

President Trump tweeted out the video meme titled, ‘Powerful American Stories RIPPED To Shreds By Nancy Pelosi.’

The video, which can be viewed below, showed Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech every time President Trump honored a powerful American story on Tuesday evening.

Pelosi pre-ripped the speech as Trump mentioned Rush Limbaugh’s lung cancer diagnosis, proving she pre-planned the theatrical stunt.

Pelosi is an evil, calculating, witch and lashed out at reporters who suggested her ripping up the SOTU speech backfired.

The tyrant then demanded the video be taken down immediately!

TPUSA responded to Pelosi’s threats.

Facebook and Twitter got back to fascist Pelosi telling her to pound sand, the video did not break any violations.

And thanks to Pelosi’s complaints the TPUSA now has over 10 million views!
Thank you, Nancy!

10 million views and counting!

 

via SORRY NANCY!… Amazing TPUSA Video that Pelosi Demanded Twitter to Take Down PASSES THE 10 MILLION VIEWS MARK! — The Gateway Pundit