Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 31st The D. L. Moody Year Book

And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, and the Three Taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.—Acts 28:15.

IF you are not able to go and invite the people to hear the gospel, you can give a word of cheer to others, and wish them Godspeed. Many a time when I have come down from the pulpit, some old man, trembling on the very verge of another world, living perhaps on borrowed time, has caught hold of my hand, and in a quavering voice said,

“God bless you!”

How the words have cheered and helped me! You can speak a word of encouragement to younger friends, if you are too feeble to work yourselves.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (pp. 193–194). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

October 31 Life-Changing Moments With God

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts.

Lord, who has directed Your Spirit, or as Your counselor has taught You?

God, You have chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and You have chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised You have chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in Your presence.

The wind blows where it wishes, and I hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit … born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of You, Lord God.

Jesus’ Spirit remains among us; I do not fear! The battle is not mine, but God’s.

You, Lord, do not save with sword and spear; for the battle is Yours.

Your Spirit, Lord, saves, guides, protects, and brings victory to Your purposes. Thank You for making His power available to me for life’s battles.

Zechariah 4:6; Isaiah 40:13; 1 Corinthians 1:27–29; John 3:8; John 1:13; Haggai 2:5; 2 Chronicles 20:15; 1 Samuel 17:47[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 326). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

October 31, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

9 Sovereignty of God. The Lord sovereignly determines the outworking of our plans. The Bible in general teaches that only those plans that are approved by him will succeed. The verse is antithetical; the human heart “plans his course,” but the Lord fulfills or “determines his steps” (yākîn ṣaʿa). The verb kûn with ṣaʿa (and similar expressions) means “to direct” (see Ps 119:133; Jer 10:23). The point is the contrast between what we plan and what actually happens—God determines that. As Paul later said, God is able to do abundantly more than we ask or think (Eph 3:20; see Pr 16:1; 19:21; 20:24; see also “Amenemope” ch. 18 and 19:16–17 [ANET, 423]).[1]


9 This concluding sub unit’s frame again carefully balances the interplay between divine activity in directing human initiative (see 16:1–9), giving God “not only the last word but the soundest.” The heart (see 16:1) of a human being (ʾādām, see 16:1; cf. Ps. 140:2[3]; Isa. 10:7; Zech. 7:10; 8:17; Prov. 19:21; Jer. 4:14; Ezek. 38:10) plans (yeḥaššēb, see 6:3, 18), a poetic word for the result of human thought processes in strategizing that issues in actions. Apart from its four uses in the Psalms, ḥšb pertains to negative undertakings (Hos. 7:15; Prov. 24:8). His way (darkô, see 1:15) extends the frame from his words to his entire life view and behavior. Because (wa) means both “and” and “but,” it was left untranslated, allowing the context to signal both senses. The Lord (see 16:1–9) both complements and contrasts the Lord with ʾādām. (see 16:1). Arranges (or orders, yākîn, see 6:8) is one of the meanings of kûn in Hiphil, which is glossed “established, established, anchored” in Niphal in 16:4. His step (ṣaʿdô, see 4:12) denotes metaphorically, as here, the course of one’s life, a synonym for “way,” its parallel in Jer. 10:31 and of miṣʿa in Prov. 20:24. The singular suggests that not a step is taken apart from the Lord’s superintendence. “A man may plan his road to the last detail, but he cannot implement his planning, unless it coincides with Yahweh’s plan for him. He is deluded if he supposes that he has unfettered control and can impose his will on every situation without limitation in order to make his plan a reality, for it is). As Shakespeare expressed it: “there is a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will.”[2]


16:9. The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

With the first verse of the chapter, this one completes an inclusio that emphasizes the sovereignty of God over the ways of man. Again, the human heart is in view in the first line. Here the emphasis is upon his ‘plans.’ The word describes not so much an understanding or insight, but the generating of new ideas. The notion of planning and devising is in view. We are adept at dreaming of what we would like to do. We chart our course. We set forth a plan. We pursue our goals. ‘Many are the plans in a man’s heart’ (Prov. 19:21a).

The second line, however, sets forth the antithesis that each man must bear in mind. It is the sovereign Lord who ‘directs his steps’ (Prov. 20:24). The verb is the same one found in verse 3. It is a word used to describe God establishing the heavens and the earth in creation. The idea is not just that the Lord ‘directs’ one’s steps, but that He is the only one who can take our flighty dreams and plans and make them reality. When we entrust our aspirations to God, (v. 3) and seek to bring our lives in line with His sovereign will, He will establish, as a part of settled reality, His divine will for our individual lives. When we stubbornly push our agenda over God’s, there is no guarantee He will bring our plans to reality, not even if we are the king (Prov. 16:12, same verb). This is not a note of fatalism, but of freedom through submission to God (Ps. 37:23; Jer. 10:23). Our prayer should be ‘Establish my footsteps in Thy word’ (Ps. 119:133a).[3]


Ver. 9.—A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps (ver. 1). “Man proposes, God disposes;” or, as the Germans say, “Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt” (comp. ch. 20:24). The word rendered “deviseth” implies, by its species, intensity of thought and care. Man meditates and prepares his plans with the utmost solicitude, but it rests with God whether he shall carry them to completion or not, and whether, if they are to be accomplished, it be done with ease or with painful labour (comp. Gen. 24:12, etc.). We all remember Shakespeare’s words in ‘Hamlet’—

“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,

Rough-hew them how we will.”

Septuagint, “Let the heart of man consider what is just, that his steps may be by God directed aright” (comp. Jer. 10:23).[4]


9. The rightness of God’s leading. This companion to verse 1 makes its particular point by the word directeth, the Heb. (cf. ‘established’, 12) implying that God has not merely the last word but the soundest. See on 20:24; cf. the confession of Jeremiah 10:23, and the prayer of Psalm 119:133.[5]


Ver. 9. A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps.On the government of human affairs by providence:

The efforts of our activity, how great soever they may be, are subject to the control of a superior, invisible power. Higher counsels than ours are concerned in the issues of human conduct. The line is let out to allow us to run a certain length, but by that line we are all the while invisibly held, and are recalled and checked at the pleasure of Heaven. Among all who admit the existence of a Deity it has been a general belief that He exercises some government over human affairs. In what manner providence interposes in human affairs, by what means it influences the thoughts and counsels of men, and, notwithstanding the influence which it exerts, leaves to them the freedom of will and choice, are subjects of a dark and mysterious nature. The secret power with which God controls sun, moon, and stars is equally inexplicable. Throughout the sacred writings God is represented as, on every occasion, by various dispensations of His providence, rewarding the righteous or chastening them according as His wisdom requires, and punishing the wicked. The experience of every one bears testimony to a particular providence. Accident and chance and fortune are words without meaning. In God’s universe nothing comes to pass causelessly or in vain. Every event has its own determined direction. But this doctrine of a particular providence has no tendency to supersede counsel, design, or a proper exertion of the active powers of man. Man, “devising his own way,” and carrying on his own plans, has a place in the order of means which providence employs. The doctrine of the text is to be improved—

  1. For correcting anxious and immoderate care about the future events of our life. The folly of such anxiety is aggravated by this consideration, that all events are under a much better and wiser direction than we could place them. To the unavoidable evils of life do not add this evil of thine own procuring, a tormenting anxiety about the success of thy designs. The great rule both of religion and duty is—Do thy duty and leave the issue to Heaven.
  2. The doctrine of the text is calculated to enforce moderation of mind in every state; it humbles the pride of prosperity and prevents that despair which is incident to adversity.
  3. This doctrine places the vanity and folly of all sinful plans in a very strong light. All sin, in every view of it, must be attended with danger.
  4. It concerns us to perform those duties which a proper regard to providence requires, and to obtain protection from that power which directeth and disposeth all. An interest in God’s favour is far more important than all the wisdom and ability of man. Without His favour the wisest will be disappointed and baffled; under His protection and guidance the simple are led in a plain and sure path. (Hugh Blair, D.D.)

The infallible Director of man:

The doctrine of the text is matter of uniform experience. Little indeed does any one know what lies before him.

  1. The guidance of God may be traced in the dispensations of His providence. No natural causes can explain the wonderful events that occurred from the call of Abraham to the time of the Redeemer. In every scene, not only the miraculous, but the ordinary, the hand of the Deity is visible. We can often see clearly the traces of that hand when its work is done.
  2. The sentiment of the text receives its fullest exemplification in the dispensation of grace. In a way the most improbable, and at a time the least expected, the God of all grace has laid hold upon the soul. Illustrate from the woman of Samaria, and from Zaccheus. The means, no less than the time and occasion, are of God. Some striking providence, some simple truth repeated for the thousandth time, some whispered admonition of a Christian friend, awakes attention, excites to immediate consideration, and bows down the soul in true contrition and prayer. The teaching of the text is also illustrated in the removal of the fear of death when the death-time comes. (W. E. Schenck.)

Man proposing, God disposing:

We cherish hopes, we make plans; but there is a higher power that directs our steps. The ideas of fate and chance have been entertained by men in all ages of the world to account for these experiences. Scripture knows nothing of fate or chance. It is the Lord who is directing our steps. Look at this directing work of God overruling our purposes—

  1. In the success or failure of our daily business. Man uses what discretion and judgment he has, but when he has done all much is left to circumstances over which he has no control. Generally it may be said that the diligent and persevering are the most successful, but there are many cases in which the rule will not apply. Success will sometimes come to the careless. Failure will sometimes come to the most diligent. Perhaps almost the last place in which we should look to find the hand of God is the business of the world.
  2. In the choice of our occupations in life. What an amount of selecting and rejecting goes on in the mind of many a boy! He little thinks his choice will rest at last with One who knows better far than he knows for what he is adapted. There are few who, in choosing their occupations in life, have not had wishes of their own, and there are few who, in looking back, do not find that those wishes have been overruled. God is working out some kind and wise purpose by putting us where we are.
  3. In the choice of our friendships. An unexpected meeting with a person may alter our whole career. God is as certainly working in the minor as He is in the greater events of our lives. (S. G. Matthews, B.A.)

The plan of man, and the plan of God, in human life:

  1. Man’s own plan. “A man’s heart deviseth his way.” Every man forms a programme of his daily life. When he moves rationally, he does not move by blind impulse. That man’s history is self-originated and self-arranged is manifested from three things.
  2. Society holds every man responsible for his actions.
  3. The Bible appeals to every man as having a personal sovereignty.
  4. Every man’s conscience attests his freedom of action. If the sinner felt himself the mere creature of forces he could not control, he could experience no remorse. Man feels that his life is fashioned by his own plan, that he is the undisputed monarch of his own inner world.
  5. God’s own plan. “The Lord directeth his steps.” God has a plan concerning every man’s life—a plan which, though it compasses and controls every activity, leaves the man in undisturbed freedom. This is the great problem of the world’s history, man’s freedom, and God’s control. “Experience,” says Mr. Bridges, “gives a demonstrable stamp of evidence even in all the minutiae of circumstances which form the parts and pieces of the Divine plan. A matter of common business, the indulgence of curiosity, the supply of necessary want, a journey from home, all are connected with infinitely important results. And often when our purpose seemed as clearly fixed, and as sure of accomplishment as a journey to London, this way of our own devising has been blocked up by unexpected difficulties, and unexpected facilities have opened an opposite way, with the ultimate acknowledgment, “He led me forth in the right way” (Psa. 112:7; Isa. 42:16). After all, however, we need much discipline to wean us from our own devices, that we may seek the Lord’s direction in the first place. The fruit of this discipline will be a dread of being left to our own devices, as before we were eager to follow them (Psa. 143:10). So truly do we find our happiness and security in yielding up our will to our heavenly Guide! He knows the whole way, every step of the way: “The end from the beginning.” And never shall we miss either the way or the end, if only we resign ourselves with unreserved confidence to His keeping, and the direction of our steps. (Homilist.)

The folly of self-confidence:

“A man’s heart,” that is, his mind, his inward powers of reflection, anticipation, skill, prudence, “deviseth his way”—a term implying the application of all possible consideration, invention, and precaution—but the “Lord directeth his steps.” The words express and expose the folly and presumption, on man’s part, of self-confidence—of his thus assuring himself of success, as if he had the future under his eye, and at his bidding; regardless of that hidden but ever-present, ever-busy superintending power that has all under complete command; that can at once arrest his progress in the very midst and at the very height of his boasting, and “turn to foolishness” all his devices. The sacred oracles are full of this sentiment, and of the most striking exemplifications of its truth. And what is the sentiment of revelation cannot fail to command the concurrence of enlightened reason. It must be so. If there is a God at all it cannot be otherwise. It were the height of irrationality as well as impiety for a moment to question it—to imagine the contrary possible. How otherwise could God govern the world? Were not all human schemes under supreme and irresistible control, what would become of the certainty of the Divine? All must of necessity fulfil the plans of Infinite Wisdom in the administration of God’s universal government. “God will work, and who shall let it?” (R. Wardlaw, D.D.)

Orderings of providence:

Young Clive is shipped off, to get rid of him, in the East India Company, and he becomes the founder of England’s empire in India. The Duke of Wellington seeks of Lord Camden in early life a place at the Treasury Board, and becomes the military hero of Europe. There are many to-day occupying positions very different to those which they set before themselves in early life. Some are preaching the gospel who were destined to practise at the English bar. Some are lawyers who started to be physicians. Some are business men who started to be artists or musicians. David Livingstone starts as a hand in a Glasgow factory, and he becomes the pioneer of missionary work in Africa. William Carey makes shoes, and he becomes the most successful missionary in India. Looking back on life, we say it was this or that event which impelled us on another course. We are apt to forget that the event was no chance accident, but a distinct factor in God’s government of our lives.[6]


9. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps—(note, v. 1; Jer. 10:23.) In contrast to man’s anxious devising of his own way stands the Lord’s sovereign disposal of his steps. Though in one sense man’s will is free, yet in another he is overruled by God’s all-ordering providence. Man proposes, God disposes. Nay, more; God has at his control our very thoughts (Exod. 34:24). Our wisdom is to “commit our way unto the Lord” when we set about anything (Ps. 37:5, 23).[7]


[1] Ross, A. P. (2008). Proverbs. In T. Longman III, Garland David E. (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Proverbs–Isaiah (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6, p. 147). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Waltke, B. K. (2005). The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15–31 (p. 16). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[3] Kitchen, J. A. (2006). Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary (p. 355). Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[4] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Proverbs (p. 311). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[5] Kidner, D. (1964). Proverbs: An Introduction and Commentary (Vol. 17, p. 112). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[6] Exell, J. S. (n.d.). Proverbs (pp. 419–421). New York; Chicago; Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company.

[7] Fausset, A. R. (n.d.). A Commentary, Critical, Experimental, and Practical, on the Old and New Testaments: Job–Isaiah (Vol. III, p. 467). London; Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Company, Limited.

Undercover agent warns of post-election plans to ‘ignite’ violent revolution that will shock the nation — Christian Research Network

“The socialists and Marxists have been gradually taking over our major institutions for years, including the federal bureaucracy, DOJ, the media, school systems, the churches. They’ve taken them over already, despite us electing a conservative Republican in President Trump in 2016. That’s why he’s had such a difficult time and why we are now at the precipice of civil war.”

(Leo Hohmann) Is America sitting on a powder keg of discontent created by years of cultural Marxist infiltration and agitation?

One counter-terrorism expert and U.S. Air Force veteran thinks the answer is yes, and here’s why…

Dave Gaubatz has infiltrated mosques and Antifa-affiliated cells in recent months that he says left him with no other option but to warn the American people:

Get ready, because the level of violence you saw in American cities this summer will pale in comparison to what the left has in store for the weeks and months ahead.

Gaubatz is a former federal agent and Air Force veteran who now works as a private counter-terrorism professional. He co-authored the 2009 blockbuster Muslim Mafia with journalist Paul Sperry.

On his blog Tuesday, Oct. 27, Gaubatz posted a red-alert titled On 3 Nov 2020 Expect Riots by Left Wing Thugs Supported by Biden & Harris:

“On election night I guarantee ANTIFA and other left wing terrorists will start very violent riots in most American cities (big and small). Biden and Harris support this type violence. President Trump will win by a large majority, but it will not be recognized by Biden. Once Trump wins he should immediately imprison Biden, Harris, Pelosi, the Clintons, and Mr. and Mr. [sic] Obama for treason and sedition. Then he should immediately imprison ANTIFA, BLM, and their supporters.”

He concluded by saying “I give you a 100 percent guarantee” that on the night of Nov. 3, Americans “will see more violence than they have ever witnessed in their lifetime. Be prepared to protect your property and family.”

I wanted to find out more about why Gaubatz would make such a dreadful prediction, so I called him up in hopes of fleshing out his reasoning.

He did not disappoint.  View article →

Undercover agent warns of post-election plans to ‘ignite’ violent revolution that will shock the nation — Christian Research Network

As Election Approaches Take a Moment to Enjoy Joe Dan Gorman’s Hilarious and Smart Production “Righteous Anger” — The Gateway Pundit

From Joe Dan Gorman’s website:

Now here we are days before 2020 election… and I’m not telling you anything, we ALL KNOW this THE most historic election EVER —- and we are not going to allow it to be stolen.

The stakes are SO high—we dare not rest easy until the election is over.

While I am extremely confident – I ask that we all pray.

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chron 7:14)

I hope you enjoy the show. If so—and if you are able—thanks for making a donation. If you’re too broke to donate, no worries, that just means we’re cousins— but I hope you will share the show.

As Election Approaches Take a Moment to Enjoy Joe Dan Gorman’s Hilarious and Smart Production “Righteous Anger” — The Gateway Pundit

Rally #3 – President Trump Make America Great Again Rally – Butler, Pennsylvania – 5:30pm Livestream… — The Last Refuge

For the third Pennsylvania rally of the day President Trump heads to Butler, PA, just outside Pittsburgh. The rally venue is Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, and the anticipated start time is 5:30pm EDT; however, the campaign is a little behind schedule. [Livestream Links Below]  Team RSBN is doing an excellent job.

Trump Campaign Livestream – RSBN Livestream Link – Fox News Livestream Link

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Rally #3 – President Trump Make America Great Again Rally – Butler, Pennsylvania – 5:30pm Livestream… — The Last Refuge

October—31 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me.—Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me.—2 Timothy 4:16, 17.

My soul! think of the apostle’s situation, when brought as a prisoner, for Jesus’s sake, before the council, and deserted by all. Nay, look to an infinitely greater than Paul, when hurried away to Pilate, and when all his disciples forsook him and fled. Make improvement of the view of both, as it may be profitable to thyself and thine own circumstances. There is a period coming, and, for aught thou knowest, may be near indeed, in which no man can stand with thee; in which the kindest earthly friend, if thou hast any, or the tenderest-hearted neighbour, cannot minister to thy safety. When thou art going down to the valley of the shadow of death, and the Lord is undressing thee for Jordan’s river, think of that season, and how blessed must it then be to say, with Paul, “Though no man hath stood with me, or can stand, yet Jesus will be with me to strengthen me.” Oh! what blessedness is in this sweet word, notwithstanding! Though all friends fail, though creatures of every description, and every degree, stand aloof, unable to help; though in thyself thou hast nothing, thou art nothing, yea, by reason of sin and unworthiness, art worse than nothing, and can merit nothing; notwithstanding all these, the Lord will be there, and he will stand by thee, and strengthen thee. Precious Jesus! I need no more, I desire no other; may, I pray every other to depart, and leave a dying man alone; for humbly shall I say, as my Lord hath said before me, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” And who shall say, how Jesus may bless me in these solemn seasons? Who shall describe what passeth between Jesus and my soul then? May there not be many sweet love-tokens then given by Jesus to his people, which before to have shown would have lessened the exercise of faith? Will not then some more enlarged views of divine love and faithfulness break out to lighten up the passage of death? Oh! for grace, until the hour arrives, to walk by faith in this soul-supporting and soul-refreshing hope! And when the moment comes, who shall speak, or even conceive the blessedness of realizing the sweet promise of Jesus, which all the redeemed rejoice in, but none below have ever fully apprehended equal to its vast extent: “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, ye in me, and I in you!” (John 14:20.)[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 310–311). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

October 31 – Jesus calls us brethren! — VCY America

October 31
Lamentations 4:1-5:22
Hebrews 2:1-18
Psalm 103:1-22
Proverbs 26:23

Lamentations 4:13 – God judges a nation’s religious leaders first. Look how they are described in Lamentations 4:14-15.

Lamentations 5:21 – Jeremiah ends his lament with a plea for God to return – yet he realizes that for Israel it is too late.

Hebrews 2:2 – Almost every time a human encounters an angel, the first angelic words are “Fear not!” Yet if we fear an angel, shall we not fear the maker of the angel? We have not the word of an angelic encounter but the Word of God!

Hebrews 2:4 – What was the purpose of the signs and wonders? To confirm His revelation to man.

Hebrews 2:7 – The back and forth between humans and angels is emphasized here: created lower than the angels, but crowned with glory and honor!

Hebrews 2:16-17 – Jesus took not the nature of angels, but was “made like unto his brethren.” He chose to be like us!

Psalm 103:11 – How great is God’s mercy! In just a few verses (Psalm 103:17) – we’ll see how long is His mercy!

Proverbs 26:23 – We talked about this a while back – a potsherd is a broken piece of pottery. Jesus had a similar thought in Matthew 23:27 when he called the scribes and Pharisees “whited sepulchers.”

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October 31 – Jesus calls us brethren! — VCY America

October 31 Thoughts for the quiet hour

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened

Eph. 1:17, 18

We were coming down a mountain in Switzerland one evening, when a black thunderstorm blotted out the day, and all things were suddenly plunged into darkness. We could only dimly see the narrow, dusty footpaths, and the gloomy sides that were swallowed up in deeper gloom. What, then, of the majesty all about us, heights, and depths, and wonders? All was darkness. Then came the lightning—not flashes, but the blazing of the whole sky, incessant, and on every side. What recesses of glory we gazed into! What marvels of splendor shone out of the darkness!

Think how with us, in us, is One who comes to make the common, dusty ways of life resplendent, illuminating our dull thoughts by the light of the glory of God; clearing the vision of the soul, and then revealing the greatness of the salvation that is ours in Christ.

Mark Guy Pearse[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

Biden cancels TX rallies after attracting too many Trump supporters

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden had to cut his tour of Texas short after his rallies were drawing more people supporting current President Donald Trump than his own supporters.

Source: Biden cancels TX rallies after attracting too many Trump supporters

Rally #2 – President Trump Massive MAGA Rally – Reading, Pennsylvania – 2:30pm Livestream.. — The Last Refuge

For the second stop of the day in Pennsylvania President Donald J. Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally in Reading, at Reading Regional Airport.  There is a massive crowd assembled. The campaign is a little behind schedule departing Newtown, but the anticipated start time was 2:30pm EDT [Livestream Links Below]

Trump Campaign Livestream – RSBN Livestream Link – Fox News Livestream

America !!  When you love her, they will come…

Rally #2 – President Trump Massive MAGA Rally – Reading, Pennsylvania – 2:30pm Livestream.. — The Last Refuge

‘Joe Biden Corruption’ Trends on Google Just Days Before the Election

Before Twitter locked the New York Post out of its account for a story regarding alleged emails from Hunter Biden’s computers, perhaps the company should have had a talk with Barbra Streisand. It didn’t — and now, partially thanks to Twitter’s censorship, Google searches for “Joe Biden corruption” are exploding.

Source: ‘Joe Biden Corruption’ Trends on Google Just Days Before the Election

A Purposeful Attempt to Destroy the Church and Home (Dreher) — The Reformed Reader

One thing most totalitarian governments throughout history have in common is this: they attempt to break up or destroy groups they don’t like. Freedom to assemble peacefully is usually taken away by totalitarian regimes. This is one thing Rod Dreher talks about in his book, Live Not by Lies. In chapter six Dreher mentions his interview with Polish historian Pawel Skibinksi. Here’s one part of his discussion:

In Poland, Skibinksi explains, the only long-lasting social institutions that existed [when the Germans invaded Poland] were the church and the family. In the twentieth century, the twin totalitarianisms tried to capture and destroy the Polish Catholic Church. Communism attempted to break apart the family by maintaining a monopoly on education and teaching young people to be dependent on the state. It also sought to lure the young away from the church by convincing them that the state would be the guarantors of their sexual freedom.

‘The thing is, now such tendencies come from the West, which we [Poles] have always looked up to, and regarded as a safe place,’ he [Skibinski] says. ‘But now many Poles start to develop the awareness that the West is no longer safe for us. What we see now is an attempt to destroy the last surviving communities: the family, the church, and the nation. This is one connection between liberalism and communist theory.’

Dreher then comments on Skibinski’s thoughts:

Skibinksi focuses on language as a preserver of cultural memory. We know that communists forbade people to talk about history in unapproved ways. This is a tactic today’s progressives use as well, especially within universities.

…How did people keep hold of reality under communist conditions? How do they know not only what to remember but how to remember it? The answer was to create distinct small communities – especially families and religious fellowships – in which it was possible to both speak truthfully and to embody truth. …Families and religious fellowships were places of retreat.

These are words worth reading twice! Indeed, the Bible speaks highly about the family and the church. In his word God tells his people to aim for truth-filled homes founded on Scripture (Eph. 6:1-4). And the Lord calls us to be a living part of a Christian church family where we can bear one another’s burdens and help each other stand firm in the faith (Gal. 6:2; 2 Thess. 2:15, etc). These are two things we need to always pray for: strong Christian homes and solid Christian church fellowship.

(The above quotes are found on pages 118-119 of Live Not by Lies.)

Shane Lems
Hammond, WI, 54015

A Purposeful Attempt to Destroy the Church and Home (Dreher) — The Reformed Reader

Trump: Joe Biden disqualified from presidency due to evidence of corruption on Hunter’s laptop | DC Dirty Laundry

(Natural News) President Donald Trump has stated that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden can never “assume the office of the President” due to damning information found in his son Hunter’s laptop.

“Hunter Biden’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of that info is the REAL DEAL,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, and everybody knows it. Now you have the proof, perhaps like never was had before on a major politician,” Trump added. “Laptop plus. This is the second biggest political scandal in our history!”

Hunter Biden used his connections to his father to favor Ukrainian company

The emails that Trump was referring to were those that were first revealed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to the New York Post last week. According to Giuliani, the emails came from a laptop repairman who found them in a hard drive belonging to a laptop that Hunter Biden failed to claim. Said repairman later gave the laptop’s hard drive, emails and all, to the former mayor’s lawyer, Robert Costello.

According to the Post’s story, emails from May 2014 show how Hunter Biden was asked by Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser for Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, to use his influence as the then-vice president’s son to help stop “politically motivated actions.

“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc .to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” Pozharskyi wrote in an email.

Further correspondence in the exchange included asking about who in the interim government could end these actions.

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The exchange itself came on the same day that Burisima announced that it had expanded its board of directors to add Hunter Biden. The latter was supposedly put in charge of a legal unit meant to “provide support for the Company among international organizations.”

However, multiple reports claim that Hunter Biden had actually been part of the board since April of 2014, a month before Burisima made the announcement.

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, however, claims that “At no time was Hunter in charge of the company’s legal affairs.”

Further exchanges confirm that Hunter Biden was able to get his father involved. These emails show how the then-vice president pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to get rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shoken by threatening to withhold up a $1 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. in 2015.

According to Shokin, at the time of his firing, he had made plans to investigate Burisima. These would have included investigations into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden continues to deny any wrongdoing

Even before the emails came out, Joe Biden has constantly denied that he’s spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings. He’s also repeatedly denied any conflict of interest or wrongdoing by either him or his son involving Burisima.

In February, Biden got noticeably irritated during an appearance in NBC’s “Today” show where co-host Savannah Guthrie asked him whether it was ““wrong for [Hunter] to take that position, knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you.”

“Well, that’s not true,” Biden replied. “You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about.”

Prior to this, he had lashed out at a Democratic primary town hall event in Iowa, where a man accused him of sending Hunter to Ukraine to get a job at Burisima “in order to get access to the president.”

A fuming Biden accused the man of lying and even berated him and called him “fat,” challenging him to “do push-ups together, man.”

As for the most recent reveals, Biden’s campaign has not yet made any comments. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George R. Mesires, has instead attacked Giuliani, saying that the former NYC mayor was “pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence.”

Follow Corruption.news for more on Joe and Hunter Biden’s Ukraine dealings.

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Business Owners Boarding Up In Case Party Of Love And Tolerance Loses | The Babylon Bee

U.S.—Business owners in Democrat-controlled cities are boarding up in preparation for an onslaught of mostly peaceful demonstrations should Trump win the election Tuesday.

The real concern is that the party of love and tolerance loses the election.

“We just want to make sure our businesses will be safe from the sudden outpouring of peace, love, and tolerance,” said one frightened business owner in Los Angeles as he frantically boarded up his hookah lounge. “You know, too much peace can sometimes intensify and end up destroying millions of dollars of property. You know, from all the peace.”

“Can’t be too careful when there’s roaming bands of people spreading peace.”

Many business owners are even arming themselves with firearms to protect themselves from all the peace.

Source: Business Owners Boarding Up In Case Party Of Love And Tolerance Loses

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 10/31/2020

Police in Wales Shut Down Church Gathering of 36 People in Enforcing COVID Rules: ‘Worship in Other Ways’   Oct 28, 2020 01:20 pm

CARDIFF, Wales — Police in Wales shut down a church service of 36 people on Sunday evening, noting that current regulations prohibit more than six people from gathering during a government “firebreak” COVID lockdown. “You need to stay at home. prohibited gatherings of more than six people,” one officer states, as recorded by a member of the church and streamed…

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‘Rescued From This Evil’: 179 Arrested, 45 Missing Children Recovered in Ohio’s ‘Operation Autumn Hope’   Oct 27, 2020 03:51 pm

(Yahoo News) — Law enforcement agencies across Ohio cooperated in a monthlong investigation, dubbed Operation Autumn Hope, that led to 179 arrests and the recovery of 45 missing children. In all, 109 human trafficking victims were rescued and referred to social services, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office reported. More than 50 agencies participated in the…

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Man Who Identifies as Woman Files Complaint Against Beauty Pageant for Not Allowing Him to Compete   Oct 28, 2020 04:26 pm

TORONTO — A man who identifies as a woman has filed a human rights complaint against Canada Galaxy Pageants, which hosts contests for women and girls, for not allowing him to compete in the “28 and older” division. According to reports, Jonathan Yaniv, who goes by the name Jessica, applied to be a participant in the pageant in May 2019. Galaxy Pageants allows…

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Biden Cites Scripture, Catholic Faith in Attempt to Appeal to Religious Voters   Oct 29, 2020 02:06 pm

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia In an op-ed published by the Christian Post on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cited Scripture and his Catholic faith in an attempt to appeal to religious voters. However, some noted that if Biden really believes that man is made in the image of God like he asserts, he would not support the murder of…

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American Bible Society Study Shows 35% Republicans, 47% Democrats Are ‘Bible Disengaged’   Oct 28, 2020 08:56 am

Photo Credit: Rod Long/Unsplash PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia-based American Bible Society has released the seventh chapter of its annual “State of the Bible” report, which focuses in part on Scripture engagement and political identity. It found that, for those surveyed, a significant percentage of each affiliation is Bible disengaged, meaning that they rarely…

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Second ‘Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic’ for Youth   Oct 27, 2020 05:28 pm

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a large and well-known pediatric and neonatal healthcare institution, has announced the opening of a “gender and sexuality development clinic” at its Specialty Care Center in Voorhees Township, New Jersey to “affirm” youth who allegedly struggle with confusion about their gender. CHOP…

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Poland’s Highest Court Rules Law Allowing Abortion of Babies With Defects Is Unconstitutional   Oct 24, 2020 01:25 pm

Photo Credit: Madcapslaugh/Wikimedia Commons (The Christian Institute) — Poland’s highest court has ruled that abortions on the grounds of disability will no longer be permitted. The Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the current law is unconstitutional. It is under this law that 98 percent of the country’s abortions are carried out, including for…

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Episcopal Bishop Deemed Guilty For Prohibiting Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ in Diocese Resigns   Oct 27, 2020 01:54 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York bishop who had been deemed guilty of violating canon law by the apostate Episcopalian church for declining to allow same-sex “weddings” to take place at churches in his diocese has decided to resign rather than comply with whatever disciplinary action would be taken against him. William Love, who presides over the diocese of Albany,…

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Md. Man Who Identifies as Woman Running for Congress Against Incumbent Republican Rep.   Oct 26, 2020 05:55 pm

FREDERICK, Md. — A Maryland man who identifies as a woman is running for U.S. Congress in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Andy Harris, who represents the Eastern Shore region. “We know Rep. Harris stands in voting against veterans, women, mental health, CARES Act, environmental projects, LGBTQ persons, OB/GYN care, and abortions. His answer to us is by voting…

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Mo. Coach to No Longer Lead Team in Prayer Following Letter From Freedom From Religion Foundation   Oct 29, 2020 09:13 am

JASPER, Mo. — A high school football coach in Missouri will no longer be leading his team in prayer after the school district received a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) claiming that the practice is illegal. “Head Coach Joey Ballard’s conduct is unconstitutional because he endorses and promotes his religion when acting…

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Weekend Snapshot · Oct. 31, 2020

The Case for Trump’s Reelection Is Clear

His list of accomplishments should please even conservatives worried about character.


Amy Coney Barrett Is a Triumph for the Constitution

Her confirmation to the Supreme Court presents voters with a real achievement.


It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

Donald Trump’s V-shaped recovery continues, and the numbers are better than expected.


The Democrat Party of Division and Hate

The Democrats’ primary political strategy has been, and remains, to foment division, creating fear, anger, and hate.


Biden’s Utter Lack of Character

The Democrat nominee keeps telling us that character counts, but he’s not coming clean.


Debunking Biden’s ‘Trump Is a Racist’ Lie

And exposing Joe’s fraudulent claim that he’s running to “save America’s soul.”


Biden Family Corruption Scandal Grows Hotter

Hunter’s email is verified as authentic; DOJ confirms FBI money-laundering investigation.


The Bobulinski Interview and Joe Biden’s BIG Lie

A compelling eyewitness tells all about Joe Biden’s lies and his family’s corrupt business dealings.


The Ever-Expanding Influence of China

The communist Chinese have invested heavily in Joe Biden, and they’re all in behind his candidacy.


Confronting Our Social Media Accusers

Our pre-election encounter with Facebook’s rogue “fact-checkers.”


Senate Grills Big Tech for Censoring Conservatives

CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google made it clear they have no intention of changing their ways.


Biden’s Dark Money Advantage Over Trump

No campaign finance complaints from Dems, who hold a massive fundraising advantage over the GOP.


Transitioning Away From Prosperity

The Left’s climate plans include depriving Americans of basics like reliable electricity.


Biden’s ‘Green Energy’ Boondoggle

Ending America’s fossil-fuel production would spread California’s energy woes to the entire nation.


Perspective on a Doozy of a Hurricane Season

An unusually active tropical season doesn’t invariably portend climate doomsday.


Parenting for Freedom or Serfdom

Helicopter parents yield helicopter government because people expect the nanny state.


The Most Important Election in History?

We hear this every four years, but when has it actually been true?



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Battleground Pennsylvania – President Trump Make America Great Again Rally – Newtown, Pennsylvania – 12:00pm EDT Livestream… — The Last Refuge

Today President Trump will be focusing on Pennsylvania with four rallies in the keystone state: Newtown, Reading, Butler and Montoursville.  The first rally is in Newtown within Bucks County, PA. The anticipated start time is 12:000pm EDT  [Livestreams Below]

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2020 Election Roundup: The Insane Democratic Primary — The Babylon Bee

With Americans going to the polls to vote on the most important election in the entire history of the universe, we thought it might be helpful to review the campaigns of this year.

Remember this guy? For progressives, he was the dream candidate! 

Bernie Sanders Asks Nation To Please Stop Mailing Him Books On Economics

Bernie Vows To Rebuild Berlin Wall

Bernie Sanders Praises Slave Owners For Free Housing Program

Unfortunately for Bernie, the Democrat machine combined its powers to defeat him.

Dems Combine Into Giant Mech To Annihilate Bernie Sanders

Bummer.

Bernie Tests Negative For President

We also came close to nominating our first Native American woman to run for the democrats!

Tomahawk-Wielding Elizabeth Warren Vows To Take Land Back From The Pale Faces

She was persecuted for her Native American ancestry,

Elizabeth Warren Leaves Brutal 1-Star Review For Ancestry.com

…and her gender.

Elizabeth Warren Recalls How She Lost Her Teaching Job When Her Fake Mustache Fell Off Revealing She’s A Woman

Eventually, it was down to these two to compete against Biden:

Warren, Sanders Settle Campaign Dispute By Playing Chicken On Mobility Scooters

She failed. 

Warren Returns To Tribe In Shame After Failing To Take Land Back From The Pale Faces

Bloomberg showed us what money can buy.

Bloomberg Purchases First Supporter For $1.7 Billion

Bloomberg Gives A Billion Dollars To Bernie Sanders Causing Him To Destroy Self

But no one liked him for some reason. 

Bloomberg Stops By Daytona 500 To Hand Out Speeding Tickets

The nation was heartbroken after he dropped out. 

Paid Mourners Weep As Bloomberg Exits Primary

The rest of the candidates dropped like flies. Remember Tulsi? 

‘Joe Biden Is The Best Choice For Our Nation,’ Chants Tulsi Gabbard After DNC Completes Assimilation Process

And this guy?

Hasbro Introduces New ‘My Butti’ Pete Buttigieg Doll

And we can’t forget this valiant effort…

Cory Booker Moved To Tears During Participation Trophy Acceptance Speech

Not sure who this guy is…

El Paso Man Comes Down From Insane Acid Trip Where He Hallucinated That He Ran For President

Williamson was defeated by a powerful ray of negative cosmic energy:

Marianne Williamson Not Sure What She’s Doing Up Here With All These Crazy People

Now it’s down to Trump and Biden! Check back for our comprehensive review of the epic battle between the Trump and Biden campaign. 

2020 Election Roundup: The Insane Democratic Primary — The Babylon Bee

North Korea: Christians executed for owning Bible, newborn babies murdered

A new report has exposed the atrocities done to North Korean Christians arrested for their faith, including forced abortions, the murder of newborn babies, and death by execution for possessing a Bible.

Source: North Korea: Christians executed for owning Bible, newborn babies murdered