Daily Archives: May 21, 2020

May 21 Streams in the Desert

I call to remembrance my song in the night.”

(Psalm 77:6.)

I HAVE read somewhere of a little bird that will never sing the melody his master wishes while his cage is full of light. He learns a snatch of this, a bar of that, but never an entire song of its own until the cage is covered and the morning beams shut out.

A good many people never learn to sing until the darkling shadows fall. The fabled nightingale carols with his breast against a thorn. It was in the night that the song of the angels was heard. It was at midnight that the cry came, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

Indeed it is extremely doubtful if a soul can really know the love of God in its richness and in its comforting, satisfying completeness until the skies are black and lowering.

Light comes out of darkness, morning out of the womb of the night.

James Creelman, in one of his letters, describes his trip through the Balkan States in search of Natalie, the exiled Queen of Serbia.

“In that memorable journey,” he says, “I learned for the first time that the world’s supply of attar of roses comes from the Balkan Mountains. And the thing that interested me most,” he goes on, “is that the roses must be gathered in the darkest hours. The pickers start out at one o’clock and finish picking them at two.

“At first it seemed to me a relic of superstition; but I investigated the picturesque mystery, and learned that actual scientific tests had proven that fully forty per cent of the fragrance of roses disappeared in the light of day.”

And in human life and human culture that is not a playful, fanciful conceit; it is a real veritable fact.—Malcolm J. McLeod.[1]

 

[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 153–154). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

May—21 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

The golden censer.—Hebrews 9:4.

It is blessed, my soul! to behold the numberless types and shadows “of good things to come,” which the Church of old contained; and it is blessed to see them all fulfilled in Christ, the substance. Jesus, thy Jesus, in his glorious high-priestly office, is at once the censer, the incense, the high-priest, and offering, and is now unceasingly engaged in carrying on the glorious purposes of his redemption, “by appearing in the presence of God for us.” He is the “mighty Angel” spoken of, (Rev. 8:3.) For upon the “golden censer” of his own merit and righteousness, and by the efficacy of his own glorious person, are all presentations made. “No man cometh to the Father, but by him.” But coming by him, and in him, and through him, all thy poor offerings come up “for a memorial before God.” And what is the much incense here spoken of, but the merits of that finished salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, which hath indeed a fulness, yea, a redundancy of fulness, infinitely more precious and costly than ever can be compensated in blessings bestowed thereby upon his people, in time, and to all eternity. This was beautifully represented in the Jewish Church. The incense was composed of sweet spices, which made a fragrant smell through the whole temple. And what was the offering of Christ, but “an offering and sacrifice to God, for a sweet-smelling savour?” And if the incense in the Jewish temple was always burning, what was this but a representation of the everlasting priesthood of Christ, “who ever liveth to make intercession for his people?” And as the incense was burning within in the temple, while all the people were at prayers without, what a lively representation was this of our High-Priest in heaven, in this great office of a priest upon his throne, to offer upon the golden altar of his divine nature the prayers of his redeemed upon earth, to give acceptance to their persons and their offerings, by the much incense of his own merits and blood! My soul! look up this evening, look up both night and morning, and with the eye of faith behold this almighty Angel of the new covenant thus appearing in the presence of God for thee: into his almighty hands do thou commit and commend thine all; neither thy person nor thy poor offerings can find acceptance but in him, the beloved. He is thine Altar, thy Priest, thy Sacrifice, thine Incense, thine all; by virtue of whom, God the Father hath respect to his everlasting covenant, and dispenseth grace in this life, and glory in that which is to come. Hail! thou glorious, gracious, great High-Priest of a better covenant, founded upon better promises than that by Aaron! Oh! for faith to apprehend thee, to exercise faith upon thy person, work, and righteousness, and every day, and all the day, both night and morning, to come to God by thee, perfectly assured “that all that do come, thou wilt in nowise cast out.”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 156–157). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

May 21 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

May 21.—Morning. [Or October 8.]
“The Lord hath chosen Zion.”

Psalm 132

THIS Psalm fitly closes the active life of David and introduces us to his last thought and care. He longed to see the temple erected upon that spot which had been consecrated by the feet of the celestial messenger when the plague was stayed. He rehearses the story of his former longing to build a house for the Lord, and then dwells upon the covenant which the Lord, in infinite mercy, made with his servant.

Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:

Many of these afflictions were endured for the Lord’s sake and in defence of the Lord’s worship, therefore the psalmist dwells upon them; he begs especially that God would remember David’s longing to build a temple.

How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

In his earliest days, when he dwelt at Bethlehem Ephratah, he had heard of the ark and loved it, and, at last, he found it at Kirjath-jearim, the forest city. Happy are they who love the cause of God in their youth, and are resolved to find out his church and people, even though they should be as much concealed as if hidden in a wood.

We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

Wherever God’s worship was, there David resolved to go. Be ours the same holy vow. If the saints be few, poor, and despised, we will sooner worship with them than with the great congregations of the worldly rich.

Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. (This was the song of Israel when the ark was moved from place to place. We may use it in these days when we are pleading for the presence and power of the Lord in his church.)

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

Be this our constant prayer, that the church may prosper and the Lord glorify himself in the midst of his people, for the sake of Jesus our greater David, whose face is ever fair in the sight of the Lord.

11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

What God has chosen let us choose, where he dwells let us dwell, and where he rests there let us rest. The church of God should be very dear to our hearts. It should be our anxiety to unite with those who follow the Lord in all things; and when we are joined to their fellowship we should, both by our prayers and efforts, seek to build up the church. What precious promises are those which follow!

15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. (The gospel is our food, the Lord give us grace to feast on the rich provision, and make us poor in spirit that this heavenly bread may be sweet to us.)

16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

None are so full of joy or so much in a mind to show it as those who dwell where God abides.

17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

The glory of Jesus, the Son of David, is great in his church, and in her midst he preserves the light of truth among men.

18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Jesus shall reign. Oh, to be found among his friends! Who would wish to wear the garments of shame?

Glorious things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God!

He whose word cannot be broken,

Form’d thee for his own abode:

On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose?

With salvation’s walls surrounded,

Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

May 21.—Evening. [Or October 9.]
“They offered willingly to the Lord.”

DAVID never turned aside from his desire to see a glorious temple erected to the honour of the Lord his God, and although he was not permitted to build it himself, he diligently provided the materials, earnestly charged Solomon to carry out his design, and at last gathered a solemn council to whom he commended this noble work.

1 Chronicles 29:1–9; 20–23

Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God. (God must never be served in a slovenly manner. We should feel under bonds to do our best in all religious work, because the labour is not for man, but for the Lord God.)

Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

He had thought upon the matter, and provided many things, and these were all of the best. Would to God that we all served God in this fashion, with thought and with sacrifice.

Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

4, 5 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal: The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? (He who gives freely himself may justly ask of others. Those who collect but never contribute are inconsistent.)

¶ Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly,

And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

He kept the accounts. God’s business should be done in order. Church funds should be very carefully accounted for, lest scandal arise.

Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

The joy of giving to the Lord is a very great one. Angels might well envy us such bliss.

20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the Lord your God. And all the congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and the king. (Paying religious homage to God, and respectful honour to the king.)

21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel: (Thus the threshing-floor of Araunah was saturated with blood that the foundations of the temple might be laid in sacrifice. Happy are those who are built upon the substitutionary death of Jesus.)

22 And did eat and drink before the Lord on that day with great gladness. (So should sacred worship be far removed from sadness, and be regarded as a choice festival.) And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the Lord to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

He was viceroy for his father for awhile, and then succeeded him by the consent of the whole nation.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 297–298). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

May 21 Life-Changing Moments With God

My brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Lord God, Your grace is sufficient for me, for Your strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I will go in Your strength, my Lord God; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only. The gospel of Christ is Your power of salvation.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I also labor, striving according to Jesus’ working which works in me mightily. I have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of You, Almighty God, and not of me. Your joy, Lord God, is my strength … and I am strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.

Almighty God, I praise You for sharing Your strength—through Christ—with me that I might glorify You with my life!

Ephesians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9–10; Psalm 71:16; Romans 1:16; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:29; 2 Corinthians 4:7; Nehemiah 8:10; Colossians 1:11[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 156). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Robert Kennedy, Jr, Speaks the Unspeakable about Vaccines

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 • https://redpilluniversity.org, G. Edward Griffin

As a lawyer preparing lawsuits against vaccine companies for damages from their products, his research led him to the realization that the industry is criminally corrupt. In this interview by Patrick Bet-David, Kennedy describes what lies have been forced on the public to cover up the corruption and he shows that the truth is the opposite of what we have been told. For example, Kennedy says his research shows: (1) You are more apt to contract a disease from a vaccinated person than one who is not vaccinated! (2) Vaccines kill more people than the diseases do! (3) Vaccines are insanely profitable to the companies that make them, but that is peanuts compared to the profits from selling drugs and devices to treat illnesses the vaccines create! The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is, not to make people well, but to treat their symptoms and keep them sick so they will be customers for life! These are just a few of the jaw-dropping facts that Kennedy discovered in documents from the companies themselves. He offers references and sources to verify the accuracy of his statements. It is impossible to make sense of the push for mandatory vaccinations without the information in this interview. The information regarding the CIA’s role in the assassinations of JFK and RFK (his Uncle and father) is a startling addition. (2 hr. 19 min. Published 2020 May 2.)

Jonathan Edwards & Smallpox: Lessons from Edwards’s Fatal Experiment | Place for Truth

You may be familiar with the famous American pastor who loved chocolate and flying spiders, but did you know that Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation? Edwards was not only a theologian but a student of natural philosophy who closely followed the scientific advancements of the Enlightenment. His interest led him to undertake a new method of inoculation for smallpox. This technique was also called variolation and was a precursor to the development of the first vaccine. His risk proved fatal. On March 22, 1758, Edwards died from complications related to the inoculation.

As the world weathers the coronavirus and eagerly awaits the development of a vaccine, Christians have a unique opportunity to demonstrate unwavering faith to an upheaved world. Although it may seem like we live in unprecedented times, we may be encouraged to look back through the pages of the church history and know that we are not the first to face such circumstances. Jonathan Edwards’s tragic death provides a timely opportunity to reflect on what it means to live and die faithfully in these troubling times.

Jonathan Edwards lived in the same cursed, disease-ridden world that we do. The Eighteenth-Century disease du jour was smallpox, a highly contagious virus that killed hundreds of thousands each year. This virus not only caused horrific death but significant scarring and blindness on many who happened to survive. Death and suffering were ubiquitous in Edward’s time. In light of the pandemic we face today, we can understand the fear of disease, concern for our families, and the longing for a cure.

Source: Jonathan Edwards & Smallpox: Lessons from Edwards’s Fatal Experiment

Playing Dumb About Obamagate | The American Spectator

Liberals are dismissing “Obamagate” as another one of Donald Trump’s “conspiracy theories.” Never mind that Trump has been right from the beginning about the Obama administration spying on his campaign. James Comey sanctimoniously denied spying on Trump Tower, even as spying warrants giving him the power to intercept communications there sat on his desk. And never mind that Obama’s fingerprints are all over the Flynn-related espionage.

It is impossible to overstate the anger the media would have expressed had George W. Bush pulled such stunts on the Obama campaign.

Liberals love to sanitize their own scandals. Once censorious of the CIA and FBI, they now act like it is inconceivable that those agencies could ever abuse power, could ever spy on anyone improperly, could ever be weaponized politically. And so much for liberals’ ACLU-style anxieties about the civil liberties of Americans. They have shown zero sympathy to Carter Page, even though the FBI massively violated his privacy with an improperly obtained warrant. The civil libertarian Left disappears during Democratic scandals.

Liberals used to scoff at Richard Nixon saying if a president does something it can’t be illegal. But liberals’ presumption about Obama is little different: if he did something, their attitude goes, it can’t be wrong.

Imagine if George W. Bush had participated in setting up a perjury trap for an incoming Obama official. The media furor would have been deafening. But Obama’s complicity in the Michael Flynn scandal, we’re told, is no big deal.

Just as Obama can do no wrong in the media’s reckoning, Trump can never be right. He is the clear victim of all the baseless spying on his campaign, which led to years of unfounded harassment that hobbled his presidency. And yet the media tells us that he is wrong to complain about it. How dare he notice that he was railroaded.

Of course, many of the media figures calling Obamagate a “distraction” are buddies with its architects. John Brennan and James Clapper are retained as contributors by the very media organizations that refuse to cover their scandals. Too bad H. R. Haldeman couldn’t have worked out such a deal.

To the extent that the media covers the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign at all, it presents the espionage in the most innocuous terms. Even something as outlandish as infiltrating his campaign — the FBI’s sending in of Stefan Halper to entrap minor Trump campaign volunteers — is treated as “by the book,” to borrow Susan Rice’s phrase. Halper was just a “confidential informant,” we’re told by the media. Nothing to see there.

Again, it is impossible to overstate the anger the media would have expressed had George W. Bush pulled such stunts on the Obama campaign. That would not have been blandly described as “standard procedure” or a good-faith mistake. Some liberals have ludicrously suggested that it would have been a “dereliction of duty” if the Obama administration hadn’t spied on the Trump campaign. They say this even after it has come out that much of the spying rested on a bogus dossier financed by Trump’s opponent, even after the outrageous Strzok texts, even after the incriminating Flynn-related documents.

Only liberals could say “we don’t know what the scandal is” in the face of such facts. Their capacity for denial and projection is staggering. They spent three years accusing a government of interfering in our election, only for Americans to find out that that government was their own. It was the John Brennans, Peter Strzoks, and James Comeys who interfered in the election the most. And they were the ones who used foreigners to do it. Brennan and company not only made use of Hillary’s British smear merchant, Christopher Steele, but also other foreign intelligence agents — all in the service of a spying operation that proved utterly fruitless and never had any foundation to it. If you strike at a king, you better kill him. Brennan whiffed. But apparently that adage doesn’t apply to liberals. They struck at a president, missed, and now demand a return to power.

We will see all the sorry players in this saga try to crawl back to influence under a Biden administration. That’s why the John Durham investigation is so important. He could prevent that from happening.

Source: Playing Dumb About Obamagate

Mail-in Voting: Easier, or a Recipe for Widespread Fraud?

As activists push for voting by mail in this era of lockdowns, President Trump says mail-in ballots are very dangerous because of fraud and illegality. While some say it’s just a way of making voting easier, critics warn it could open the door to some dangerous practices.

Source: Mail-in Voting: Easier, or a Recipe for Widespread Fraud?

Trump Is “Exposing The Deep State Like No One Since JFK”, Former CIA Spook | ZeroHedge News

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com ,

With every new revelation about what President Trump calls “Obamagate,” you see the curtain being torn down and revealing the corrupt players who were running America and attacking our Republic.

Former CIA Officer and counter-terrorism expert Kevin Shipp, who wrote a book about the Deep State called “From the Company of Shadows,” says any hint that POTUS is a tool of the Deep State is preposterous.

Shipp explains, “That is absolutely ridiculous…”

Donald Trump has confronted the Shadow Government and Deep State more than any other president in history, and that includes JFK. JFK did, of course, confront the Deep State and we saw what happened there.

There has been no other president that has had the guts to expose the Shadow Government and Deep State like Donald Trump has. What has the Deep State done? They have gone after him with a vengeance. Why would the Deep State attack their own with attacks to try to destroy him and his family if he wasn’t threatening to expose the Deep State? No, he’s not a Deep State president. He’s not perfect. We all know that. There are members of his cabinet that we are concerned about with connections to some of the central banks. We all know that, but Donald Trump is not Deep State. He is splitting the Deep State wide open.

Look what DNI Rick Grenell just presented to the President. He authorized for release of names of all the unmaskers. Trump is exposing the Deep State, and, personally, I am proud of him because I have been waiting for this for 20 years for a president to come out and expose these things.”

On the virus crisis, Shipp says it’s turned into a political weapon for the Left. Shipp contends, “They (Democrats) want to delay any solution to the Coronavirus until the election so they can keep the economy ruined and point the finger at Donald Trump…”

That’s one of the things they want to do. They also want mail-in ballots because that is one of the easiest ways to engage in election fraud. There is a report that just came out that people are getting mail-in ballots that already have the Democrat party checked on the box when they open it up, and they are not Democrats.

You better believe they are going to try to engage in voter fraud using mail-in ballots. There is no doubt about it because they are going to lose badly, and they know it. So, they have to do that. You bet.”

The Democrats in the House are going to try, once again, to impeach President Trump for Russian collision. Recently released documents show it was a proven total hoax that they made up, and, yet, the Dems are going to try this again before the 2020 election. What’s going on? Shipp says,

This is the last gasp of Democrat Congressional tyrants trying one last time to remove this elected President. It’s laughable…

What this is, is desperation on the part of Pelosi and Schumer. This is desperation on their part knowing that the whole thing was disproven and shot down by the evidence. If Trump gets elected a second time, you will see investigations into Congress, Senate, Obamagate and China. These people are desperate to keep that stuff from coming out.

You think President Trump is exposing them now? You wait until he gets elected a second time. That’s why they are so terrified, and they are trying everything they can to keep him from being elected.”

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with CIA whistleblower Kevin Shipp.

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Source: Trump Is “Exposing The Deep State Like No One Since JFK”, Former CIA Spook

Flynn Targeted By Christopher Steele After FBI Offered To Pay Ex-Spook ‘Significantly’ | ZeroHedge News

In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, the FBI offered to pay former British spy Christopher Steele “significantly” for collecting intelligence on Michael Flynn, according to the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross.

The FBI’s proposal – made during an October 3, 2016 meeting in an unidentified European city, and virtually ignored by the press – has taken on new significancein light of recent documents exposing how the Obama administration targeted Flynn before and after president Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The inspector general’s report, released on Dec. 9, 2019, said that FBI agents offered to pay Steele “significantly” to collect intelligence from three separate “buckets” that the bureau was pursuing as part of Crossfire Hurricane, its counterintelligence probe of four Trump campaign associates.

One bucket was “Additional intelligence/reporting on specific, named individuals (such as [Carter Page] or [Flynn]) involved in facilitating the Trump campaign-Russian relationship,” the IG report stated.

FBI agents also sought contact with “any individuals or sub sources” who Steele could provide to “serve as cooperating witnesses to assist in identifying persons involved in the Trump campaign-Russian relationship.”

Steele at the time had provided the FBI with reports he compiled alleging that members of the Trump campaign had conspired with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. –Daily Caller

Of note, Steele was promoting a discredited rumor that Flynn had an extramarital affair with Svetlana Lokhova, a Russian-British academic who studied at the University of Cambridge. This rumor was amplified by the Wall Street Journaland The Guardian in March, 2017.

According to the Inspector General’s report, the FBI gave Steele a “general overview” of their Crossfire Hurricane probe – including their efforts to surveil Trump campaign aides George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, along with Paul Manafort and Flynn. In fact – some FBI agents questioned whether the lead agent told Steel too much about the operation, according to the IG report.

Via the Daily Caller

In recent weeks, the release of two documents raise questions about potential links between the FBI’s request of Steele and the Lokhova rumor.

One of the documents is a transcript of longtime John McCain associate David Kramer’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee. Kramer testified on Dec. 17, 2017, that Steele told him in December 2016 that he suspected that Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman.

“There was one thing he mentioned to me that is not included here, and that is he believed that Mr. Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman in the U.K.,” Kramer told lawmakers.

Kramer said that Steele conveyed that Flynn’s alleged mistress was a “Russian woman” who “may have been a dual citizen.”

An FBI memo dated Jan. 4, 2017, contained another allegation regarding Flynn and a mysterious Russian woman.

The memo, which was provided to Flynn’s lawyers on April 30, said that an FBI confidential human source (CHS) told the bureau that they were present at an event that Flynn attended while he was still working in the U.S. intelligence community. –Daily Caller

Lokhova and Flynn have denied the rumors – with Lokhova’s husband telling the Daily Caller News Foundation that he picked his wife up after the Cambridge dinner where an FBI informant said they ‘left together in a cab.’

Meanwhile, a DIA official who was at the Cambridge event with Flynn also told the WSJ in March 2017 that there was nothing inappropriate going on between Flynn and Lokhova.

Read the rest of the report here.

Source: Flynn Targeted By Christopher Steele After FBI Offered To Pay Ex-Spook ‘Significantly’

Potential ‘treason’ | Leaked tapes allegedly reveal ‘quid pro quo’ Poroshenko-Biden deal

Audio recordings released by Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach allegedly offer confirmation that Joe Biden pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire an attorney general in exchange for a billion-dollar loan. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aheo Subscribe to RT!

May 21, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

Mid-Day Snapshot · May 21, 2020

THE FOUNDATION

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” —Samuel Adams (1781)

Mail-in Voting: Dems Go for a Tammany Haul

Democrats in key states are pushing to expand voting by mail this year.


Biden’s Ukraine Dealings Suddenly Get Hot

Subpoenas for records on Bursima and Hunter; newly leaked phone calls contradict Joe’s claim.


Poisonous ‘Resistance Journalism’

Ben Smith takes on Ronan Farrow. Everyone gets trounced by Glenn Greenwald.


Lies, Damned Lies, and COVID-19 Statistics

There could be a big difference between deaths from coronavirus and deaths with it.


Believe ‘The Science’?

Levine can’t produce a shred of evidence refuting the science…


UN Virtue Signals on PC Gender-Neutral Language

The world body has a ridiculous list of recommended replacement words to promote “equality.”


The Left’s Growing Abuse of Government Power

Recent revelations about Michael Flynn should be no surprise given the track record.


What ‘Hero’ Really Means

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


Two Boys Make Care Packages for Neighbors

“COVID-19 … hasn’t stopped two boys from doing what they love most: helping others in need.”


Video: Can States Force COVID-19 Vaccination?

Alan Dershowitz claims, “You have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread the disease.”


Video: For Some, the Truth Is Hard to Swallow

MRCTV’s Beau Davidson weighs in on the “red pill, blue pill” debate on social media.



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US-Mexico border to remain closed to ‘non-essential’ travel through June 22
“The president has made it clear that we must continue to keep legitimate, commercial trade flowing while limiting those seeking to enter our country for non-essential purposes. Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure.” DHS first restricted all non-essential travel at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 20 and extended the restrictions April 20 for an additional 30 days. In a separate notification to be published in the federal register, DHS indicated the restrictions would remain in place until June 22.

“Trust Is Being Undermined” – Harvard Medical School Prof Questions Fauci’s “Shading” Vaccine Results
And so, that is where we find ourselves… Every talking head proclaiming the same malarkey – we will re-open carefully, with PPE, and social distancing, and whetever else is mandated from on-high “until we find a vaccine in 12-18 months” at which point the world will be made whole again and Kumbaya… All of which brings us back to the man of the day in our humble opinion. Former Harvard Medical School professor and founder of the university’s cancer and HIV/AIDS research departments, William Haseltine dared to speak out today about the high level of bullshit and damage that is being done to “trust” in “scientists” and even dared to break the one holy writ that shall go un-mentioned, throwing some shade a Dr.Fauci.

“Nothing Like This Has Happened Before”: China To Invest $1 Trillion In New Plan To Overtake US In Tech
And now that the cold war between the US and China is about as formal as it can get, China has decided it can no longer rely on the US for being its primary source of high-end technology, and according to Bloomberg, Beijing is accelerating its bid for global leadership in key technologies, and will pump more than a trillion dollars into the economy “through the rollout of everything from wireless networks to artificial intelligence.”

Bitter rift in Assad family. Bashar vs tycoon cousin Makhlouf
On Sunday, the billionaire used a Facebook video to charge that Assad’s henchmen were forcing him to step down as head of Syriatel, unless he forked out $180 million in so-called “unpaid taxes.” He was filmed in his sumptuous villa outside Damascus.

New York’s Mayor Goes After Jewish Residents Again
For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic became a daily battle between disease control and civil liberties, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken to Twitter to criticize the peaceful assembly of Jews in a city that boasts over a million Jewish residents. This time, de Blasio specifically targeted children meeting at a yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish elementary or secondary school.

Palestinians doubt Abbas’s threats will stop Israeli settlement annexation
“How many times can you repeat the same threat?” a PA official told the ‘Post’. “How can you renounce the same agreements you said you renounced five years ago?”

US sanctions Iranian minister and other senior officials
The US government on Wednesday imposed sanctions on an Iranian government minister and senior law enforcement and military officials over human rights abuses. “The Iranian regime violently suppresses dissent of the Iranian people, including peaceful protests, through physical and psychological abuse,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement quoted by AFP.

Greece earthquake: Huge 6.2 magnitude quake rocks Mediterranean Sea – residents ‘rattled’
The epicentre of the quake, about 240 km (149 miles) south-west of Greece’s Methoni region, was at a depth of 10 km, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). EMSC said. EMSC tweeted: “M6.2 #earthquake (#σεισμός) strikes 260 km SW of #Gargaliánoi (#Greece) 9 min ago.”

Iran: will support any nation or group that fights Israel
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei launches threat in a post on his official English-language Twitter account, says Iran’s enmity toward Israel not the same as hostility toward Jewish people. “We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime, and we do not hesitate to say this,”

Coronavirus Crisis Inspires Israelis, Americans to Turn to God New Study Reveals
About 34% of Jewish Israelis said that their faith in God has increased as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Roughly 39% of Americans said that their faith in God grew as well. By comparison, just 19% of Germans, 22% of Italians, 22% of Poles and 18% of Brits felt the same.

New Archaeological Find Under Western Wall: Secret Subterranean Hideaway
To honor Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation unveiled their most recent and most astounding discovery: a unique subterranean system hewn in the bedrock underneath the Western Wall. Archaeologists working in the Western Wall Tunnels discovered 1,400-year-old remains of a subterranean public building.

Jerusalem Rabbi Pens Letter to Trump Revealing Real Covid-19 Cure from Temple Service
Frankincense, made from the resin of the Boswellia tree, has been proven by medical testing to be helpful in reducing inflammation caused by cold and flu viruses. Frankincense contains boswellic acid, which may help fight inflammation, the body’s reaction to infection. In 2006, a study published in Planta Medica showed that oil made from Frankincense attenuated influenza virus infection and suggested a number of ways the boswellic acid in frankincense might fight inflammation.

Cyberattack: Anti-Israel message takes over multiple Israeli websites
Multiple Israeli website were the target of a cyberattack on Thursday, their homepages being replaced with an anti-Israel video and message in Hebrew and broken English: “The countdown of Israel destruction has begun since a long time ago.” The bottom of the page credited a group called “Hackers_Of_Savior” for the attack. The page title was changed to “Be Ready for a Big Surprise” in Hebrew.

Hungary, Austria stand against rest of EU blasting Israel
Hungary and Austria, the sole EU states that opposed sharp criticism of Israel…warned against having a double standard against Israel on Wednesday. The EU sets its foreign policy by consensus, but Borrell has repeatedly disregarded a minority of member states’ opposition in his statements threatening or condemning Israel over the possibility that it may annex settlements in the coming months.

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes central Mediterranean Sea
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck in the central Mediterranean Sea region early on Thursday… The epicentre of the quake, about 240 km (149 miles) south-west of Greece’s Methoni region, was at a depth of 10 km, EMSC said. This is the second earthquake to hit the Mediterranean this month when an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on May 2, the EMSC said.

Scientists Made a Mouse That’s 4 Percent Human
Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have bred a new form of human-mouse chimera with the highest incidence of human cells ever recorded. Chimeras are organisms made up of a mixture of genetically different tissues—in this case, mouse cells and human stem cells. The team published its work in the journal Science Advances.

Venezuela’s military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol
The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the country to prevent any attempt by the US to stop them. Five vessels are on the high seas and are due to arrive in the coming days. Venezuela’s defence minister said they would be “welcomed” into its exclusive economic zone, which extends 370km (200 nautical miles) from its shores.

Palestinians ‘ending accords with Israel and US’ over annexation plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas has said he is ending “all agreements” with Israel and the United States in response to Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Israel would now have to “bear all responsibilities… as an occupying power”, Mr Abbas said. Similar warnings in the past have ultimately not been followed through.

U.S. to sell Taiwan $180 million of torpedoes, angering China
The U.S government has notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan worth around $180 million, further souring already tense ties between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as Chinese territory. The United States, like most countries, has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the democratic island with the means to defend itself.

U.S. masses planes at Japan base to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus
U.S. Air Force transport aircraft on Thursday massed at Washington’s key Asian military air transportation hub, Yokota Air Base in Japan, to show potential foes and allies it was ready for action despite the coronavirus emergency. “It shows both our adversaries as well as our allies in Japan the importance of our placement, the importance of our ability to execute our mission,” base Vice Commander, Colonel Jason Mills, said.

ESA’s SWARM investigates weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, possible split up of South Atlantic Anomaly
Over the past 200 years, Earth’s magnetic field has lost around 9% of its strength. Meanwhile, a large region of reduced magnetic intensity has developed between Africa and South America — known as South Atlantic Anomaly. Over the past 5 years, however, a second center of minimum intensity has emerged southwest of Africa, suggesting that the South Atlantic Anomaly could split up into two separate cells.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Amphan” hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Amphan” has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

10 000 forced to evacuate amid ‘catastrophic dam failures’ in central Michigan
The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire Tittabawassee River in Midland County on May 20, as threats of dangerous flooding continue.

Minnesota Churches To Reopen Against Governor’s Orders, Allege State Prioritized Reopening Casinos And Liquor Stores
Minnesota’s Catholic and Lutheran churches will reopen for in-person worship services in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz’s orders, citing the state’s prioritization of reopening businesses like casinos and tattoo parlors but neglecting houses of worship.

Preparing For The Coming COVID-19 Persecution By Heeding The Preaching Of The Apostle Paul In The Book Of Acts
Here in the time of the great COVID-19 global lockdown in the year 2020, we find ourselves in the curious position of mirroring the apostle Paul. Paul presided over the start of the Church Age, and because of the persecution by both the Jews and the Romans, found himself in direct opposition to the government of his day, and he paid the ultimate price. We who are born again Christians today find ourselves at the end of the Church Age, and awaiting the persecution from the New World Order as it continues to rise.

United Nations Issues Gender Neutral Dictates That Deem It Unacceptable To Use Terms Like ‘Husband’, ‘Wife’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘Girlfriend’ Or ‘Mankind’
Interestingly, the bible prophetically records the day when all the nations of the world would be gathered together, by God, for the sole purpose of revealing their Antichrist agenda, and then to destroy them just when they thought they were about to seize control. The United Nations is a physical picture of that prophecy, and the outcome determined upon them is listed for us in the words of the prophet Zephaniah.

New Documents Reveal That Pope Francis Is Driving The Liberal CLimate Change Movement As Joe Biden Promises To ‘Answer The Call’ Of Vatican King
When the leader of the world’s 1.5 billion Roman Catholics came to Congress here in America back in 2015 to lecture us on climate change, NTEB was right there to expose Pope Francis and his globalist New World Order agenda. We certainly hit a nerve that day when we were picked up by none other than Rush Limbaugh who gave us a shout out on his radio program:

Nursing homes swindling residents out of their coronavirus stimulus checks, FTC warns
The Federal Trade Commission has warned that nursing homes in Iowa, as well as other states, have been coercing residents on Medicaid to hand over their coronavirus stimulus checks.

FDA Suspends Coronavirus Testing Program Backed By Bill Gates
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indefinitely suspended a coronavirus testing program that has been highly praised by billionaire Bill Gates.

“Trust Is Being Undermined” – Harvard Medical School Prof Questions Fauci’s “Shading” Vaccine Results
“Faith in medicine and science is based on trust. But today, in the rush to share scientific progress in combating covid-19, that trust is being undermined…”

 Japanese Military To Receive New Assault Rifles Amid Rising Tensions With China
The new weapon is water-resistant and designed for use in amphibious operations.


Headlines – 5/21/2020

Russia said pushing ‘mini-summit’ to mend ties between US, Palestinians

Russia, UN and Vatican condemn unilateral Israeli annexation plan

EU Members at UN Security Council: Israeli Annexation Would Violate International Law

Pompeo hopes Israel-Palestinian security ties persist, despite Abbas declaration

Military investigating attempted shooting in West Bank as terror attack

Judea and Samaria archaeological sites pillaged during coronavirus pandemic

20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

Pompeo, Netanyahu accuse Iran supreme leader of endorsing Nazi ‘Final Solution’

Khamenei explains ‘final solution’ poster: I want Israel destroyed, not all Jews

Iran Will Support Any Nation or Group ‘Who Opposes and Fights’ Israel, Khamenei Vows Ahead of Quds Day

After U.S. warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in Gulf

Saudi Prayers No Longer Disrupt Shopping in Time of Coronavirus

Alleged Drug Dealer Sentenced to Death by Hanging Via Zoom in Singapore

Facebook fined $9 million over Canadian privacy concerns

Quarantine and a monitoring bracelet for Hong Kong returnees

Mike Pompeo rips into Beijing with a litany of US grievances

China Threatens ‘Countermeasures,’ Says U.S. Will Bear Consequences After Pompeo Congratulates Taiwan President

Kamala Harris introduces Senate resolution saying phrase ‘Wuhan virus’ is ‘anti-Asian’

Senate passes bill removing rogue Chinese firms from US stock exchanges

Forecasters fear economy might suffer through ‘W-shaped’ recovery

Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

World Bank Estimates 60 Million People May Fall Into Extreme Poverty Due To Coronavirus

Sweden in deep economic crisis despite soft lockdown, as per capita deaths rise

Russia’s Economy Suffers Double Hit From Oil Slump and Coronavirus

Highly indebted ‘zombie’ companies control more than 2 million U.S. jobs

Small Alabama City Says It’s Broke, Files for Bankruptcy

Millions of Americans Skip Credit-Card and Car Payments

Weekly mortgage applications point to a remarkable recovery in homebuying

GOP fronts ‘pro-Trump’ doctors to prescribe rapid reopening

More Than Stimulus Checks: How Covid-19 Relief Might Include Mandated Vaccines

Top HIV scientist says he wouldn’t count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

‘We’ve been muzzled’: CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science

‘How Can I Be Sick?’ Wisconsin Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine For 19 Years To Treat Lupus Still Got COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic could be beaten with rolling 50-day on, 30-day off lockdown plan: study

Doctors raise alarm about health effects of continued coronavirus shutdown: ‘Mass casualty incident’

Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ by touching surfaces or objects, CDC now says. But it still ‘may be possible’.

When Schools Reopen, All Staff Should Wear Masks, New CDC Guidance Says

‘Operation Haircut’: Michigan Barbers Defy Lockdown, Offer Haircuts On Capitol Lawn

Progressive group used phone data to track protesters at anti-lockdown rallies

Singles now flaunting antibody test results in dating profiles

U.S. Chides U.N. for Calling Abortion ‘Essential’: America Will ‘Protect the Unborn’

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 sufferers, claiming to heal them, has died from the virus

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Trump considers an in-person G7 meeting despite coronavirus pandemic

‘A moonshot mission’: Trump campaign eyes a return to megarallies

Trump threatens to withhold federal funding for these states considering vote-by-mail

Republicans issue subpoena in Biden probe – Democrats have called the investigation politically motivated

‘It’s sick’: Biden blasts Trump Jr.’s pedophilia ‘joke’

NASA says mountain-sized ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid approaching Earth

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Methoni, Greece

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lakatoro, Vanuatu

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Tonopah, Nevada

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Cafayate, Argentina

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Peru erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 13,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 13,000ft

Cyclone Amphan, strongest storm in over a decade, slams coast of India, Bangladesh as millions flee

Thousands evacuate as ‘500-year flood’ destroys 2 dams in Michigan

‘Do not hesitate’: Michigan governor urges evacuations, warns Midland could be under 9 feet of water

Michigan: threat of toxic contamination looms after dam failures trigger flooding

Carbon emissions fall 17% worldwide under coronavirus lockdowns, study finds

Millions of Cicadas Are Set to Emerge After Developing for 17 Years Underground


Apostasy Watch

Mike Ratliff – The Triumph of Grace over the Power of Sin

Warning: Zondervan To Introduce Its First-Ever Film, Nine: The Enneagram Documentary this Fall

More “The Bible Project” concerns: Enneagram, Lectio Divina

North Carolina Pastor Says God “Instructs” Him to Fight For LGBTQ Rights

End Times Author Jonathon Cahn Gets Math, History Wrong in Promoting Preelection ‘Sacred Assembly’

MS Church that Refused to Shut Down Amid Pandemic Set On Fire by Arsonists

US orders return of rare Gilgamesh Dream Tablet from Museum of the Bible

Death Angel drummer says he ‘met Satan’ in coronavirus coma

At least 620 Nigerian Christians killed so far in 2020 by Boko Haram, Fulani: NGO report


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Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What They’ve Done? | Ron Paul Institute

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 • Ron Paul Institute – James Bovard

The perverse incentives driving the policy have multiplied the harm far beyond the original peril.

Almost 40% of households earning less than $40,000 per year have someone who lost their job in recent months, according to the Federal Reserve. The Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline, received almost 900% more phone calls in March compared to a year ago. A recent JAMA Psychiatry analysis warned that stay-at-home orders and rising unemployment are a “perfect storm” for higher suicide rates. A California health organization recently estimated that up to 75,000 Americans could die from “despair” as a result of the pandemic, unemployment, and government restrictions.

In the name of saving lives, politicians have entitled themselves to destroy an unlimited number of livelihoods. Politicians in many states responded to COVID-19 by dropping the equivalent of a Reverse Neutron Bomb – something which destroys the economy while supposedly leaving human beings unharmed. But the only way to assume people were uninjured is to believe their existence is totally detached from their jobs, bank accounts, and mortgage and rent payments.

Politicians have vaccinated themselves against any blame for the economic carnage by touting experts who said it was all necessary. Over the past 90 days, government bureaucrats have become a new priesthood that can sanctify unlimited sacrifices in the name of the public health.

Unmasking the Truth: Studies Show Dehumanizing Masks Weaken You and Don’t Protect You | Global Research

Dehumanizing masks have sadly become a part of the new normal in many states and nations around the world. Many local and state governments are forcing people to wear them, and many businesses are dutifully toeing the official line and refusing entry to customers who don’t wear them. Apart from the obvious truth that widespread mask usage has a deliberately dehumanizing effect (in line with the transhumanist synthetic agenda), many scientific studies show that masks serve no useful medical purpose for healthy people. Masks weaken you by causing hypercapnia (increased carbon dioxide) and hypoxia (decreased oxygen). They are designed for surgeons (so they don’t accidentally transmit bodily fluids like saliva into a patient they are operating upon) or for sick people (so they don’t infect others via large respiratory droplets). Scientifically speaking, they don’t stop healthy people from getting infected! Below is the evidence showing this. This will leave you with the inescapable conclusion that these masks are not about protecting health – but rather about control, dehumanization and the destruction of health.

Masks Lead to Under-Oxygenation, a Forerunner to Fatigue, Weakness and Serious Diseases Like Cancer

It is a commonsense scientific fact that wearing a mask blocks your airways and therefore leads to both hypercapnia (an increase in and accumulation of carbon dioxide in the body from breathing in exhaled air) and hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the tissues). Symptoms of hypercapnia include dizziness, drowsiness, excessive fatigue, headaches, feeling disoriented, flushing of the skin and shortness of breath. Symptoms of hypoxia include anxiety, restlessness, confusion, changes in the color of skin, cough, rapid breathing, shortness of breath and sweating. Not surprisingly, both conditions are similar, since they are both characterized by a lack of oxygen. In addition, hypoxia has been shown to lead to impaired immunity in general, and to be a forerunner to serious diseases such as atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack. It is also the necessary precondition for the development of cancer (as I covered in my series on natural cancer cures). Dr. Russell Blaylock highlights how wearing a mask is actually putting you at more risk of infection, because you are lowering your overall health, strength and immunity by under-oxygenation:

“It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries … A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask. Some had pre-existing headaches that were precipitated by the masks. All felt like the headaches affected their work performance.”

“The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.”

Blaylock also emphasizes how wearing masks is dangerous from a health perspective – it encourages the recycling (rather than the expulsion) of viruses and bacteria, some of which can enter the brain with potentially lethal consequences:

“It gets even more frightening. Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain. In most instances it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.”

Public Health Agency of Canada Admits “Little Evidence” Masks Protect Healthy People

This document from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) openly admits there is little evidence that, if you are well or healthy, wearing a mask will somehow protect you. This flies in the face of the propaganda going around that “my mask protects you, your mask protects me” since the only point (if you are not someone like a surgeon) is for already sick people to wear them to block the escape of large respiratory droplets. It is standard medical practice that masks are worn by the infected not the uninfected (as in the case when someone has TB), just as it is standard medical practice that quarantine is for the sick or immuno-compromised not the whole infected community. The definition of quarantine is “a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed” so, ipso facto, the lockdown of an entire society is not quarantine but outright tyranny. Remember, Operation Coronavirus is not about medical common sense or logic; it’s about control. The PHAC document states:

“Little evidence exists as to how effectively the wearing of a mask by well individuals will prevent them from becoming infected … For masks to be effective, individuals must wear them consistently and correctly; these actions can be challenging. Masks must be worn only once, never shared and always changed when soiled or wet. If not used properly, masks may lead to a greater risk of pandemic influenza transmission because of contamination, or they may make the user overconfident and hence neglectful of other personal protective measures, such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and self-isolation when ill – measures that have been deemed important complementary actions to the use of masks for the reduction of disease transmission. Finally, given that masks cannot be used when eating and drinking and may make communication difficult, wearing them for prolonged periods may be impractical and ineffective.”

Harboring Bacteria and Viruses

The masks many people are wearing – homemade from cloth, bandannas, etc. – are a joke if you think they will stop a virus which is measured in nanometers (nanometer = 109 meters, or 0.000000001 meters). They won’t stop a virus but they will assuredly become a hotbed for microbes to develop due to the warm and humid conditions. This article quotes some Indian doctors:

“He pointed out that masks are a potential source of bacteria and viruses. “The moisture from exhalation inside the mask, when in constant contact with the 37 degrees Celsius warm human body, becomes ideal place for virus and bacteria to thrive,” he said. “This could result in the growth of microbes on masks and aid the spread of airborne diseases like influenza.”

“The N95 or N99 mask varieties have been traditionally used in hospitals to prevent tuberculosis and other infections during flu season,” said Dr KK Aggarwal, president of the Indian Medical Association. “They can block particulate matter only if you completely prevent air-leaks, and that is not possible.” … Aggarwal said such comfort from wearing a mask “is only psychological” and warned against using masks without doctor’s recommendations.”

Only psychological indeed. That’s what Operation Coronavirus is: a psychological game of perception management.

Masks Make People “Feel” Safer

We are in the middle of a perception war. In perception, often it is emotion not reason which plays a driving role. At the level of the psychopath setting the agenda, the NWO (New World Order) manipulators cleverly exploit this by demanding governments enforce stupid and ineffectual rules like mandatory mask-wearing. At the level of the idiot carrying out the agenda, local and state governmental officials proclaim everyone must wear a mask, so these low-level officials CYA (cover their asses), pacify the population and make it look they are being decisive by taking action. But it’s all a sham, because the masks offer nonprotection as this study The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reductionstates:

I propose that the surgical mask is a symbol that protects from the perception of risk by offering nonprotection to the public while causing behaviours that project risk into the future … In an annex to the Canadian pandemic influenza preparedness plan covering public health measures, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) does not recommend the use of masks by well individuals in pandemic situations, acknowledging that the mask has not been shown to be effective in such circumstances … The same annex on public health measures refers to the “false sense of security” that a mask can psychologically provide, but the converse is the real risk posed to a government unable to mollify its population.”

Final Thoughts

Mandatory mask-wearing orders are just another way in which NWO conspirators are testing how far they can push people and seeing how much they can get away with. Just like the unscientific social distancing rules (1 meter, 1.5 meters, 2 meters, 6 feet or something else depending upon where you live), masks are symbolic of this entire fake pandemic operation. It’s not about reason or logic; it’s about fear and conditioning. They are training you to obey, training you to question whether you are following all the rules for every minute of your existence, training people to snitch on each other, training people to accept isolation and training people to fear each other (just as with the manmade climate change hoax).

Now we can’t even see people’s face when we interact with them! People of the Earth – WAKE UP!

This is mass conditioning. The degree to which healthy people willingly endorse and obey mask-wearing orders is directly proportional to their level of ignorance and fear. No interventions such as masks or vaccines can come close to the importance of living healthfully and developing your inner terrain (and hence your immune system) so that you are less susceptible to disease. It’s time to ‘unmask’ the truth and use this crisis to educate ourselves and others about the true nature of viruses, the immune system, health and disease.

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Source: Unmasking the Truth: Studies Show Dehumanizing Masks Weaken You and Don’t Protect You

16 Facts That Prove America Is in Deep Trouble and Why ‘The Return’ Is so Critical — CBN News feeds

ManUSFlagASCOMMENTARY by Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip, co-national chairs of “The Return,” a national and global movement on an appointed day to return to God in humility, prayer and repentance. 

“Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.”—Malachi 3:7

Is this the generation that will witness the end of America? Throughout human history, every great society has eventually entered a period of decline, and sadly that is happening to us as well.

It is the hope of a committed group of national leaders that a worldwide event called “The Return” on September 26 will wake up the American people while there is still time. Our prayer is that our nation will return to the values and the principles upon which this nation was founded.

“I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.”—Revelation 3:1-3

Here are just four reasons why “The Return” is so critical and why the time is now:

  • The course that America and much of the world is on
  • The upcoming election
  • The shaking of the virus
  • The need for world revival

Without revival, America and its future will be lost. Therefore, we have a window of time we may never have again. Most of us don’t want to look at the negative, but few positive glimmers here and there give a false sense of security to what is really happening in our nation.

Below are 16 facts that prove America is in deep, deep trouble:

#1 When Ronald Reagan won his first election, the U.S. national debt was less than $1 trillion. When Barack Obama entered the White House, the debt sat at $10.6 trillion; when Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010, it was about $14 trillion, and we now have reached the $25 trillion mark—and climbing due to COVID-19 aid. We have been stealing money from our children and our grandchildren at the rate of more than $100 million an hour, and yet most Americans don’t seem to care that we are rapidly bankrupting our nation.

#2 In 1956, approximately 5% of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Today, things have obviously changed tremendously; 2008 was the very first year in United States history when 40% of all babies were born to unmarried mothers. We stayed at that level for eight straight years.

#3 In the early 1970s, well over 60% of all Americans were considered to be “middle class,” but in 2015, that number dipped below 50% for the first time ever.

#4 In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans could not afford the homes that they were living in, but by 2015 that number had more than doubled.

#5 Our system of public education is a complete mess. A study of millennials in 22 major industrialized nations conducted by the Educational Testing Service found that only two countries were worse than the U.S. when it came to literacy proficiency, and the U.S. was dead last in math.

#6 In the early 1970s, 70% of all men in the United States from the age of 20 to the age of 39 were married, but today that number has fallen to just 35%. Instead of getting married and starting families, many young men are still living at home with their parents. Today, 35% of all young men from the age of 21 to the age of 30 “are living at home with their parents or a close relative.”

#7 Many Americans don’t realize this, but the United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet. But we actually have an even bigger problem with legal drugs. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and an astounding 20% of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#8 According to the CDC, 110 million Americans currently have a sexually transmitted disease, and there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.

#9 Thanks to decades of unchecked illegal immigration, membership in criminal gangs has absolutely exploded all over the country. Today, there are 150,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago alone, and they outnumber the police by more than a 10-to-1 margin.

#10 Today, there are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. Addiction to these websites has become a major national crisis, and yet very little is being done. One major survey found that 64% of all Christian men in America view “adult material” at least once a month, and a different major survey found that 68% of all Christian men in America view “adult material” on a “regular basis.”

#11 When a federal income tax was introduced in 1913, it was fairly simple, and most taxpayers were taxed at a rate of just 1%. Today, the tax code is more than 2 million words long, and the regulations are more than 7 million words long.

#12 Our government continues to waste money in absolutely insane ways. For example, the U.S. military actually spends $42 million a year on Viagra.

#13 We are an extremely, extremely unhappy nation. If you can believe it, doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.

#14 In 2007, 54% of all Americans were opposed to gay marriage and only 37% wanted it to be legalized. Today, 62% of all Americans support gay marriage and only 32% are still against it.

#15 The average rate of economic growth over the past 10 years has been exactly equal to the average rate that the U.S. economy grew during the 1930s. We were stunned when we discovered that the U.S. economy had only grown at an average yearly rate of just 1.33% over the past 10 years, and that is the exact same average yearly rate that the U.S. economy grew during the decade of the 1930s.

#16 Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, nearly 60 million American children have been murdered in America’s abortion mills. Sadly, the number of children aborted each day in this country is roughly equal to the number of Americans who lost their lives on 9/11.

We are in a critical time in America. We have been warned. God in His mercy has afforded us a time of reprieve to turn and repent for our land to be spared from destruction. It’s a Nineveh moment! “The Return” is a chance for America, 40 days prior to our next election, to turn back to God, just like Nineveh. “The Return” is the gathering to spark a movement to gather, fast, pray and repent for our wickedness.

“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber. Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep and say, “Spare your people, O LORD, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?'”—Joel 2:12-17

(Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip are the co-national chairs of “The Return,” a national and global movement on an appointed day to return to God in humility, prayer and repentance. Cahn is a New York Times best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” “The Paradigm,” “The Oracle” and more and leads Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel as rabbi and pastor. Jessip is president of the Global Strategic Alliance and an adviser to national and global leaders within the business, political and faith communities. Pat Robertson and Gordon Robertson are also on the advisory committee for The Return. Learn more about “The Return” at www.TheReturn.org.) 

 

via 16 Facts That Prove America Is in Deep Trouble and Why ‘The Return’ Is so Critical — CBN News feeds

Research: New Age Movement — Christian Research Network

Thousands of people who have been ensnared by the teachings of the New Age movement are waking up to the realization that they are now hostages to Satan and his demons.  Others are still deceived, believing that they have come to a new understanding of themselves by tapping into the hidden powers of the universe.  Let’s think about the subelty of Satan’s trap and then point the way out of his mystical maze.  Fortunately, Christ’s power can destroy his clever grip on the lives of those who admit their need for help. — Erwin W. Lutzer

Many churches are already incorporating New Age forms of “Spiritual Formation,” contemplative prayer or meditation to cleanse the mind and bring peace and energy to the body. This is straight New Age teaching, not biblical, yet Richard Foster and others have successfully leavened this into many churches.

A large number of people in the New Age movement (NAM) don’t like that label — while others would not even consider themselves part of the movement. NAM is eclectic and diverse. There is no hierarchy, doctrine or membership. They believe man’s basic nature is good and divine. Moreover, they believe in evolutionary godhood and that man will soon see himself as god. New Agers have an interest in Eastern mysticism and hold to a belief in reincarnation. Their “theology” is based in diversity, feel-goodism, universal tolerance, and moral relativism.

New Age ideas can be traced to Eastern religious traditions such as Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism

Fast Facts:

  • Based in esotericism, i.e. private enlightenment through mystical spiritual experiences and spiritual searching.
  • Characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture.
  • Call the earth Gaia. Gaia is a goddess and the “creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe,” thus she is to be revered and respected, even worshiped.
  • Put man and nature on an equal level. Nature is part of God and through Nature all people can unite.
  • Human Potential movement – cultivation of extraordinary potential believed to be largely untapped in most people.

Global Unity:

  • Man with nature
  • Man with man
  • Man with God

Major Tenets:

  • Monism: All is one
  • Pantheism: all is God
  • We are gods: ignorant of divinity
  • Goal of NAM: to discover own divinity

Additional beliefs:

  • No condemnation
  • No judgment
  • Subordination of the true God; elevation of man

Phrases, Practices and Terms:

  • Spirituality
  • “As above, so below”
  • Astrology
  • Yoga
  • Contemplative Prayer
  • Labyrinth
  • Visualization
  • Centering down
  • Meditation practices – Transcended meditation, contemplative prayer
  • Holistic Health – treats the whole person — promises healing and wholeness
  • Modern Psychology – Freud, Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung who was steeped in the occult, even had his own personal spirit guide.
  • Astral projection – also called astral travel, or soul travel which is training your soul to leave the limitations of your body and travel around the world into heavenly dimensions;
  • Crystals – used to purify your body’s and mind’s energy systems
  • Visualization – where you use mental imagery to imagine yourself as an animal, in the presence of a divine being, or being healed of sickness, etc.
  • Witchcraft – is now called WICCA, Earth Religion, and is closely related to Goddess worship. The doctrine is that we are all part of the earth and God is nature.
  • Contacting spirits – so they may speak through you or guide you
  • Cosmic humanism
  • Cosmic consciousness
  • Christ consciousness

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The Bible tells us to pray to the Lord with our mind, body and spirit. We cannot be cleansed from evil by visualization techniques, only by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, our repentance from sin, and our believing and following Jesus.

“When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this.”  Deuteronomy 18:9-14

The Bible is clear that the believer is being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ by the grace and conviction of the Holy Spirit.  But some these days teach that man can be the cause for this “spiritual transformation”.  God is the sole cause of spiritual transformation in the believer and the Bible teaches that it is the Holy Spirit testifying to the Word of God that transforms the believer.

The words “contemplative prayer” are not in the Bible.  The word “contemplate” is defined as “to think deeply or carefully”.  The Bible does teach us to think deeply and meditate on the Word of God.  But some of those promoting “Contemplative Prayer” teach almost the opposite:  That we “contemplate” by emptying our minds or reciting mantras.

via Research: New Age Movement — Christian Research Network

Baltimore pastor rips up cease-and-desist letter mid-sermon: ‘We’re gonna do it God’s way!’

A Baltimore pastor tore up a cease-and-desist letter mid-sermon Wednesday night after local officials threatened a $5,000 fine earlier in the week for holding in-person services.

Source: Baltimore pastor rips up cease-and-desist letter mid-sermon: ‘We’re gonna do it God’s way!’

The Slippery Slope to Despotism: Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations | Rutherford Institute

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 • John Whitehead – Rutherford Institute

“You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.”—Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor

You have no rights.

That’s the lesson the government wants us to learn from this COVID-19 business.

Well, the government is wrong.

For years now, the powers-that-be—those politicians and bureaucrats who think like tyrants and act like petty dictators regardless of what party they belong to—have attempted to brainwash us into believing that we have no right to think for ourselves, make decisions about our health, protect our homes and families and businesses, act in our best interests, demand accountability and transparency from government, or generally operate as if we are in control of our own lives.

We have every right, and you know why? Because we were born free.

As the Declaration of Independence states, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights—to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness—that no government can take away from us.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped the government from constantly trying to usurp our freedoms at every turn. Indeed, the nature of government is such that it invariably oversteps its limits, abuses its authority, and flexes its totalitarian muscles.

Take this COVID-19 crisis, for example.

What started out as an apparent effort to prevent a novel coronavirus from sickening the nation (and the world) has become yet another means by which world governments (including our own) can expand their powers, abuse their authority, and further oppress their constituents.

Pelosi Argues ‘Vote By Mail’ Is A ‘More Democratic’ Option For 2020 | Sara A. Carter

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, said Wednesday that mail-in voting is a “more Democratic” option for the American people, many of which will mail-in ballots in the November election amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, in an interview with MSNBC.

“We’re now calling it voting at home because that’s really what it’s all about, enabling people to vote at home,” she explained. “And, in the legislation, we have additional funds, $3.6 billion, which is what is necessary for us to conduct an election, which follows some of our encouragements that every voter would receive an absentee ballot, that there would be same-day registration, that for those who need to vote on election day, whether its disabilities or concerns about their ballots, etc. that there would be safe opportunities for them to do so well in advance of election day, but inadequate locations that are safe.”

Pelosi added, “This becomes a health issue as we saw in Wisconsin. Standing in those lines, for that amount of time, going to places that are enclosed is dangerous to your health, and, again, vote by mail is more Democratic, it gives people more options, it removes obstacles and barriers to voting, which is what we want to do by voting at home. Essential to it is a lively, thriving postal system.”

The House passed the Heroes Act Friday, which includes $3.6 billion for mail-in voting. It will move to the Senate for a vote expected after the Memorial Day recess. Howevre, Republicans in the Senate argue that the bill is a nonstarter because it includes ‘wish list’ spending, including cutting checks to illegal immigrants and promoting cannabis reform.

Many of the Republicans are also arguing that the mail-in voting provision is an invitation for fraud. During a Wednesday press conference, President Donald Trump warned of the issue and threatened to withhold funding from states who choose to “go down this voter fraud path” as he battles with states like Michigan and Nevada.

Source: Pelosi Argues ‘Vote By Mail’ Is A ‘More Democratic’ Option For 2020