Daily Archives: January 16, 2021

January 16 Evening Quotes of the Day

Differences Among Christians Are Comparatively Minor
1 Corinthians 1:10–12; Ephesians 4:3; 2 Timothy 2:23–26; Titus 3:3–11; James 4:1–2

The differences among Christians are nothing in comparison of the differences among heathens. The truth is, religion is such an illustrious, noble thing, that dissensions about it, like spots in the moon, are much more noted by the world, than about any lower, common matters. Men may raise controversies in philosophy, physic, astronomy, chronology, and yet it makes no such noise, nor causes much offense or hatred in the world: but the devil and corrupted nature have such an enmity against religion that they are glad to pick any quarrel against it, and blame it for the imperfections of all that learn it and should practice it.

RICHARD BAXTER

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Revenge Keeps Wounds Green
Leviticus 19:18; Judges 15:7; 2 Samuel 3:27; 13:22–29; Proverbs 20:22; 24:29; Romans 12:17–21

A man that studies revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

FRANCIS BACON

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

January 16 What! Not Help You? | Truth For Life Daily

What! Not Help You?

I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord.

Isaiah 41:4

This morning let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: “I will help you.”

“It is but a small thing for Me, your God, to help you. Consider what I have done already. What! Not help you? Why, I bought you with My blood. What! Not help you? I have died for you; and if I have done the greater, will I not do the less? Help you! It is the least thing I will ever do for you; I have done more, and will do more. Before the world began I chose you. I made the covenant for you. I laid aside My glory and became a man for you; I gave up My life for you; and if I did all this, I will surely help you now. In helping you, I am giving you what I have bought for you already. If you had need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it to you; you require little compared with what I am ready to give. It is much for you to need, but it is nothing for me to bestow. Help you? Fear not! If there were an ant at the door of your granary asking for help, it would not ruin you to give him a handful of your wheat; and you are nothing but a tiny insect at the door of My all-sufficiency. I will help you.”

O my soul, is this not enough? Do you need more strength than the omnipotence of the united Trinity? Do you want more wisdom than exists in the Father, more love than displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest in the influences of the Spirit? Bring here your empty pitcher! Surely this well will fill it. Hurry, gather up your wants, and bring them here—your emptiness, your woes, your needs. Behold, this river of God is full for your supply; what else can you desire? Go forth, my soul, in this your might. The Eternal God is your helper!

Fear not, I am with you, oh, be not dismay’d!
I, I am your God, and will still give you aid.

Source: What! Not Help You? (truthforlife.org)

January 16 Evening Verse of the Day

15:6 Rejoice with me There is shared joy over the recovery of the lost sheep (compare Luke 15:7, 10).[1]


15:6 calls together his friends and his neighbors. Cf. v. 9. The Pharisees and scribes should rejoice that the lost sheep of Israel are entering the kingdom.[2]


15:6 — “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ ”

The Lord is neither cold-hearted nor matter-of-fact about finding His lost sheep and bringing them home. He takes great joy and feels great excitement in re-establishing a close bond with His wandering creations.[3]


15:5, 6 The call to rejoice at finding the lost sheep would have been natural enough, since sheep were valuable property in the ancient world.[4]


15:6. The rejoicing of the sheep’s owner spreads to his “friends and neighbors” as he calls them together. The Pharisees and scribes should have rejoiced with Jesus whenever any tax collector or sinner drew near to Him. Instead, they complained.[5]


15:6 The shepherd summoned his friends and neighbors to rejoice with him over the salvation of the lost sheep. This speaks of the Savior’s joy in seeing a sinner repent.[6]


15:6 “ ‘ “Rejoice with Me” ’ ” This AORIST PASSIVE (deponent) IMPERATIVE is repeated in v. 9 and is paralleled in v. 23 (literally as “be merry,” AORIST PASSIVE SUBJUNCTIVE). This command reflects the desire of God who wants to accept and rejoice over all who return to Him through a repentant faith response to His Messiah, His Son.[7]


6 The climax of the story is not only the return of the sheep but the triumphant rejoicing in its rescue. This theme of rejoicing ties the three parables of ch. 15 together. In Luke, rejoicing and celebrating signify the witness of God’s salvific acts in history. Jesus is also stressing, both by parable and direct statement (v. 7), that his seeking and receiving of sinners pleases God.[8]


[1] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Lk 15:6). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[2] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 1988). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[3] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Lk 15:6). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[4] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 1284). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[5] Valdés, A. S. (2010). The Gospel according to Luke. In R. N. Wilkin (Ed.), The Grace New Testament Commentary (p. 305). Denton, TX: Grace Evangelical Society.

[6] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 1429). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[7] Utley, R. J. (2004). The Gospel according to Luke (Vol. Volume 3A, Lk 15:6). Marshall, TX: Bible Lessons International.

[8] Liefeld, W. L., & Pao, D. W. (2007). Luke. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Luke–Acts (Revised Edition) (Vol. 10, pp. 250–251). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Praise God for His Heavenly Splendor and Glory | Matthew Henry’s Method for Prayer

Pray The Bible: Promoting, Encouraging, and Assisting God's People in Biblical Prayer

We must give to God the praise of that splendor and glory wherein he is pleased to manifest himself in the upper world.

You have established your throne in the heavens, Psalm 103:19(ESV) and it is a throne of glory, high and lifted up; and before you the seraphim cover their faces. Isaiah 6:1-2(ESV) And it is in compassion to us that you hold back the face of that throne and spread a cloud over it. Job 26:9(ESV)

You make your messengers winds, and your ministers a flaming fire. Psalm 104:4(ESV) Thousands of thousands of them minister to you, and myriads of myriads stand before you, to do your pleasure. Revelation 5:11(ESV) They are mighty ones who obey the voice of your word. Psalm 103:20-21(ESV) And we have come by faith and hope and holy love into a spiritual communion with that innumerable company of angels in festal gathering and the spirits of the righteous made perfect, even to the assembly of the firstborn, in the heavenly Jerusalem. Hebrews 12:22-23(ESV)

Source: Praise God for His Heavenly Splendor and Glory (campaign-archive.com)

January 16 The Glory That Follows — The Power of His Presence

The Glory That Follows

Master Washing the Feet of a Servant

A daily devotion for January 16th

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.

Mark 9:2

A remarkable event! There are four dramatic occurrences in this account that immediately capture our attention: First, there is the glorious change in the person of the Lord Himself: Suddenly, as they were with Jesus there on that mountain, His countenance altered. His face began to shine, His garments became white, and His whole being radiated glory. What happened to Jesus? We can only understand this when we see that what He did was to slip back into eternity, in a sense, back into his pre-human glory. It is evident therefore that our Lord did not have to die. That is one of the meanings of the transfiguration. It makes clear that He had no reason to pass through death. He could step back across the boundary of time into eternity without passing through death.

The second thing that grips us is the account of the heavenly visitors, Moses and Elijah. The disciples seemed to have no difficulty at all in recognizing instantly who these men were. Jesus did not say, Now, Peter, James, and John, I’d like you to meet Moses and Elijah. No, they knew instantly who they were. There will be no need for introductions in glory.

The third element of great interest in this account is the proposal that Peter makes. After hearing these men discussing these strange events together, Peter, in his usual manner, interrupts: Master, it is good for us to be here. This is tremendous! Let’s make three booths and live here. Let’s settle down here and make this our world headquarters. We’ll make one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. He evidently has in mind that they would transform that mountain into the headquarters for the worldwide reformation movement that was going to start. They would operate right from that mountain, as the center of all activity. That shows how foolish he was and how little he understood what Jesus had been trying to tell him. Someone has said that there are only two kinds of speakers: those who have something to say, and those who have to say something! Peter was someone who just had to say something. So he makes this proposal that they make this their headquarters for a great campaign to take over the world.

But he scarcely had gotten the words out when he was interrupted, and the fourth dramatic event occurred. Suddenly they were overshadowed with a cloud. It is my conviction that it was the identical cloud mentioned in the Old Testament, which hovered over the tabernacle during the day–the glory of God, called the shekinah. They heard a voice speaking out of the cloud saying, This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him. There is no doubt that this is a correction of Peter’s brash statement. The Father Himself is saying, Peter, do not put Jesus on a par with Moses and Elijah. You listen to Him. He is the one of whom Moses and Elijah spoke. He is the one who fulfilled all the predictions of the prophets and the sacrifices of the law. Listen to Him; this is my beloved Son.

Lord. I am grateful for this preview of glory. Teach me to stand back in awe at who You are and what You have planned for me.

Life Application

Jesus’ disciples witnessed an eye-opening revelation of the majesty and deity of Jesus. What are the amazing implications for us as we read of His transfiguration?

This Daily Devotion was Inspired by one of Ray’s Messages

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Source: Daily Devotion: The Glory That Follows (Mark 9:1-9:29) (raystedman.org)

January 16 Afternoon Quotes of the Day

The King of All Moved into Our City
John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:26

As when a great king has entered into some large city and taken up his abode in one of the houses there, such city is then held worthy of high honor, and no enemy or bandit descends upon it and subjects it any longer, but instead it is thought entitled to all care, because of the king’s having taken up his residence in a single house there; so too it has been with the King of all. For now that He has come to our realm, and taken up His abode in one body among His peers, from now on the whole conspiracy of the enemy against mankind is checked, and the corruption of death that before was prevailing against them is done away.

ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Why Those Who Die in the Lord Are Blessed
Revelation 14:13

They who die in the Lord are blessed, on account of two things which immediately follow. For they enter into most sweet rest, and enjoy most delicate refreshment.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Twitter CEO Reveals Roadmap For Future Political Censorship | LifeZette

Over the past week, the left has proven their attack on President Trump isn’t just about silencing one voice. Since the Capitol Hill riots, the Democrats have released a full-on war against anyone who aligned themselves with Donald Trump over the past four years. While the left cheers and celebrates as big tech extends its powers into the political realm, Twitter’s CEO was caught explaining the future of political censorship.

Not surprising given that is 2021, but every person has a cell phone now, yet Big Tech CEOs are always being caught using the same technology they sell. Most recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was caught by an insider as he explained what the future of tech censorship was going to look like and how President Trump was just the beginning.

In the video, obtained by Project Veritas, Dorsey can be seen discussing the future and the bleak outlook it has on Freedom of Speech. Dorsey said, “We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration.”

“So, the focus is certainly on this account [@realDonaldTrump] and how it ties to real world violence. But also, we need to think much longer term around how these dynamics play out over time. I don’t believe this is going away anytime soon.”

Dorsey went on the say that he understands that the tensions in America are at an all-time high because his program displays it every day. He said, “You know, the U.S. is extremely divided. Our platform is showing that every single day.”

Although Twitter was the first to ban Donald Trump, they certainly weren’t the last as Snap Chat, Google, Apple, and Twitch have all started removing President Trump from their platform. But as Dorsey said above, it isn’t just Trump. Many of his supporters have been blocked, fired, and even kicked off planes for nothing more than their political beliefs.

But while they are laughing now, it is only a matter of time before the Big Tech censorship turns on itself and starts attacking the left.

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on January 15, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

Read more at DrewBerquist.com:
House Backs 25th Amendment Bill
Twitter Keeps Pelosi Account Active After Tweets Resurface About 2016 Election Fraud, Big Tech Double Standard
Poll Shows 91% Of Voters Stand Behind President Trump

Source: Twitter CEO Reveals Roadmap For Future Political Censorship

Number of Christians Murdered for Faith Rose 60 Percent in 2020 | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Christians are being persecuted across India (Image credit: Voice of the Martyrs)

The watchdog organization Open Doors USA says levels of Christian persecution are at a record high around the world. Open Doors reports that levels of Christian persecution are at a record high, revealing that the number of Christians murdered for their faith rose 60 percent in 2020.

The group announced the 2021 World Watch List this week, ranking the top 50 countries where it is the most dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Their latest data indicates one-in-eight Christians now suffer for their religious beliefs worldwide.

In a broadcast carried on CBN News YouTube, Open Doors USA’s CEO David Curry said, “A shocking number this year is that 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination.”

The top 10 countries on the World Watch List include North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, and India.

Reasons for persecution range from communist oppression to Islamic oppression and Hindu nationalism.

And the pandemic has even been used as an excuse to increase that persecution. “The big surprise on the World Watch List 2021 is that extremists and governments are using COVID-19 as a justification to increase persecution against Christians and we see this in several places,” Curry told CBN News.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: CBN News, Charlene Aaron

Source: Number of Christians Murdered for Faith Rose 60 Percent in 2020

Gaetz: Incoming Biden Administration Want to ‘Use National Security Authorities Against MAGA’

During an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity” on Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned the incoming Biden administration is positioning itself to use national security tool against political opponents.

Source: Gaetz: Incoming Biden Administration Want to ‘Use National Security Authorities Against MAGA’

The Flu Has Dropped Off From the Face of the Earth. Even So More US Children Died of It in 2020 Than From COVID | Anti-Empire

110 deaths of children under 15 in the US since January 1st “involved COVID”. 154 “involved influenza”, 460 “involved pneumonia”.

The black death? Not so much. Not only was COVID involved in substantially fewer U-15 deaths, but influenza deaths still outnumbered COVID deaths despite the fact that since March 2020 the flu has dropped off from the face of the Earth.

Ie in just the first three months of 2020 more children died with flu (and it wasn’t even a bad flu year) than did with COVID in the entire year.

For the U-15s COVID is only one-sixth as dangerous as the flu, and that a mild flu strain in an unremarkable flu year at that.

In fact despite the COVID black death overall 2,000 fewer children died in 2020than in prior years, for a very statistically significant 7 percent drop.

Between January and mid-November, about 2,500 fewer children in the U.S. died last year compared with the average of the three years prior—a drop of about 9%. However, demographers caution that the 2020 tally is almost certainly undercounted due to lags in reporting. As the death records get updated in the coming weeks, the second half of 2020 will likely start to look more like the first half of the year, which clocked a 7% drop. That would put the yearly deficit at about 2,000 deaths below the 2017 to 2019 average.

For children trading in the flu for the pantsy COVID has been a massive win.

Or better put, it would have been a massive win but for the reaction of their parents to sacrifice them to their idiotic fear and virtue-signaling:

The problem, though, is that, in future years, we may see child mortality increase on a global scale due to the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 (and, perhaps, 2021). For instance, water safety advocates say that declined enrollment in swim programs coupled with a surge in demand for private pools could lead to more drownings. Also, delays in vaccinations for things like measles, fueled by school closures and suspended immunization campaigns in dozens of countries, could cause outbreaks of serious but otherwise preventable diseases. And reduced access to prenatal care during the shutdown could negatively affect fetal health.

On top of those concerns, stressors such as income losses, social isolationand ongoing health problems also could have lasting effects. “One cannot rule out the fact that the economic and social consequences of the pandemic on women of reproductive ages and their children had a detrimental impact on their health,” says Barbieri, whose preliminary research suggests that child mortality around the time of the 2008 economic recession increased among the poorest segments of the population.

Source: The Flu Has Dropped Off From the Face of the Earth. Even So More US Children Died of It in 2020 Than From COVID

Peter Navarro releases mind-blowing third volume of report regarding depth of 2020 election fraud proving yet again that Trump’s victory was stolen | DC Dirty Laundry

(Natural News) One of America’s biggest unsung heroes of the modern age is White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Peter Navarro.

Not only did this top-shelf economist help guide President Donald Trump’s meteoric economy (pre-COVID, of course), he has also been working overtime to expose and explain how his boss was literally defrauded out of a second term.

Navarro has just released the third in a series of in-depth reports outlining the vote theft and fraud, and it’s just as mind-blowing as the first two volumes (click for vol. 1 and vol. 2).

“Volume 1 of the Navarro Report, The Immaculate Deception, assessed the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by identifying and assessing six key dimensions of alleged election irregularities. These irregularities included: outright fraud, ballot mishandling, a wide range of process fouls, multiple violations of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, voting machine irregularities, and statistical anomalies,” says the introduction to Vol. 3.

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“Volume 2 of the Navarro Report, The Art of the Steal, examined the institutional genesis of the six types of election irregularities. One key finding: The Democrat Party efforts to strategically game the election process across the six battleground states began years before, and in many cases, shortly after President Trump was elected in 2016,” it continued. 

“A second key finding: the Democrat’s gaming of the election process was implemented through a two-pronged Grand “Stuff the Ballot Box” Strategy designed to flood the six key battleground states with enough un-scrutinized and potentially illegal absentee and mail-in ballots to turn a decisive Trump victory into a narrow alleged Biden ‘win,’ Vol. 3’s intro added.

In this newest volume, “we provide the most up-to-date statistical ‘receipts’ with respect to the potential number of illegal votes in each battleground state,” says the introduction.

“If the U.S. Congress and State Legislatures across the six battleground states ignore this evidence, they will do so not just at their own peril but also at the peril of America’s faith in our elections and the sanctity of our Republic,” the report continued.

The states examined are: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — precisely the states that the Democrat plotters knew Biden would have to win (and which Trump won in 2016) in order to complete the steal.

Navarro and his researchers used more than two dozen metrics to explain in statistical detail all of the various ways the election theft was completed.

Here are some examples of the findings:

— In Arizona, 150,000 mail-in ballots “cast by voters registered after the registration deadline” — by far the largest category of vote theft in the state. Obviously, the state’s election laws were not followed in this instance.

— Also in Arizona, the state “accomplished the remarkable feat of exceeding 100% turnout of its registered voters.” That ‘feat’ is even more ‘remarkable’ since Arizona does not permit same-day voter registration.

— In Georgia, more than 601,000 “potentially illegal” votes were found, or more than 50 times Biden’s alleged margin of victory.

— “Georgia officials counted over 305,700 ballots cast by individuals who had requested absentee ballots more than 180 days before the absentee ballot request deadline,” the report states.

— In Michigan, investigators working on behalf of Navarro discovered nearly 447,000 potentially illegal votes, or three times Biden’s alleged victory of 154,818 votes.

— “The largest amount of ballots in question in Michigan stems from inexplicable vote tabulation surges along with alleged voting machine irregularities and ballots counted despite lacking voter- registration numbers,” says the report.

— In Pennsylvania, “Certified Republican poll observers were kept at distances the length of a football field,” the report says, adding that “they were prevented from accessing back rooms where tens of thousands of ballots were being processed.”

— Further, “State Representative Frank Ryan, along with several other members of the State Legislature, found that over 202,000 more ballots were cast than actual registered voters in the state.”

Click here to read this bombshell report.

See more reporting like this at VoteFraud.news.

Sources include:

NaturalNews.com

NaturalNews.com

Source: Peter Navarro releases mind-blowing third volume of report regarding depth of 2020 election fraud proving yet again that Trump’s victory was stolen

Feds admit Capitol “siege” was planned in advance by Trump haters, not Trump supporters | DC Dirty Laundry

(Natural News) Federal law enforcement officials are blowing the lid on the Capitol false flag “siege,” revealing that it was planned long in advance by bad actors who hate President Donald Trump rather than support him.

Many conservatives are already aware of the fact that those who “stormed” the chambers of Congress on Jan. 6 were not legitimate Trump supporters. Instead, they were the usual crisis actors who seem to come out of the woodwork every time there is a pressing need to vilify conservatives.

In this case, the goal was to frame all Trump supporters as “terrorists” by pretending to be them and storming the Capitol building. Most politicians and media outlets fell right in line with the fake news narrative by condemning Trump supporters before even determining who actually invaded the facility.

Because of the left’s malicious lies and slander, people who voted for Trump are being pulled off social media, fired from their jobs, and harassed by “social justice warriors” who think they have the moral high ground in all this.

The truth, though, is that the so-called “siege” was not much different than 9/11 in that it was clearly an inside job perpetrated by the very same people who have been stripping away Americans’ constitutional rights in the name of “safety” and “security” for decades.

Even CNN agrees that everything captured in photos and video on Jan. 6 was probably an unassociated riot that conveniently resulted in Trump supporters being framed as the culprits when they were actually the ones trying to get the rioters rioters to stop breaking windows and wreaking havoc.

“Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack on the U.S. Capitol was not just a protest that spiraled out of control,” CNN reported.

“Among the evidence the FBI is examining are indications that some participants at the Trump rally at the Ellipse, outside the White House, left the event early, perhaps to retrieve items to be used in the assault on the Capitol.”

Antifa, BLM likely responsible for Capitol “siege”

Investigators and prosecutors are now probing the command and control aspect of the attack, which clearly required a high level of planning. Law enforcement is looking at travel and communications records to identify, supposedly, who was behind it all.

“It is absolutely ludicrous to believe that the storming was not pre-planned” one Twitter user wrote in response to the news. “To have people coming in tactical gear and away from the actual rally where Trump was still speaking at the time. History will right this ship but in the moment it’s all political.”

CNN is likewise suggesting, amazingly, that the riot at the Capitol was a premeditated invasion set up by people who are not, in fact, associated with Trump, and who certainly do not support him.

“But Democrats impeached before they had any information from investigators,” tweeted conservative Christian writer Carmine Sabia about the news.

These same folks were presumably also behind the election heist. Trump and his supporters were drawing too much attention to the stolen election and not backing down, so those in opposition to free and fair elections decided to take action by staging an alleged act of “sedition” against the federal government.

“Why did Nancy Pelosi jump into an impeachment on President Trump before any investigation into who were the ones responsible for this attack on our Capitol was conducted?” asked one Trending Politics commenter.

“She was in a big hurry to do this just like the other fake political impeachment. She and the corrupt Democrats and some of the corrupt Republicans have been trying to destroy this country.”

More of the latest news about the false flag “siege” of the Capitol can be found at FalseFlag.news.

Sources for this article include:

TrendingPolitics.com

NaturalNews.com

Source: Feds admit Capitol “siege” was planned in advance by Trump haters, not Trump supporters

WAYNE ROOT: GOP LEADERS IN DC DON’T REPRESENT 74 MILLION TRUMP VOTERS | The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

The media lies. All the time. They lied about the Obama economy- they tried to make us believe the worst economy since the Great Depression was a great economy. Then they lied about the soaring Trump economy. They tried to make us believe the best economy in 50 years, maybe the best economy ever for middle class Americans, was a bad economy.

They lied about the BLM riots. For months we saw radical communists, Marxists and violent thugs riot, loot, burn, mug and murder, while attacking police officers with bricks, pipes and Molotov cocktails. They burned entire downtown business districts to the ground- like Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin. They burned police stations to the ground. They took over cities- like Portland and Seattle. They destroyed famous shopping districts – like Fifth Ave in NY and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. They killed over 30 people. They caused over $2 billion in damage.

Yet liberal politicians and liberal media ignored it all; or made believe it never happened; or made believe it was “peaceful,” or encouraged it, or supported it. In many cases, they did all of the above.

Yet none of these liberal frauds encouraging or condoning violence was ever banned, censored, vilified, or impeached. Heck, we rewarded Kamala Harris, who encouraged and celebrated BLM violence, with the Vice Presidency of the United States.

Then came the Washington DC unrest involving President Trump’s crowd. The liberal media blew that up out of proportion into “the darkest day in American history.” Even though it was a small case of unrest compared to “the BLM summer of hate, rioting and murder.” Even though it may have involved Antifa as the instigators. Even though Capitol police were captured on camera letting protestors into the building. Even though it involved a few hundred people out of a crowd of a million or more. Even though no one burned down or looted the Capitol. The media made believe it was Pearl Harbor.

Here’s the thing. Trump has had hundreds of rallies for six years now. Millions have attended. Maybe 20 million plus. And there’s never been 1 act of violence, 1 window broken, 1 property ever damaged, 1 person ever shot, 1 police officer ever attacked. Yet after one incident in DC, the first time violence has ever broken out at a Trump, or conservative, or Tea Party event, it’s used as a trigger to ban and censor all mention of a stolen election; ban, censor and impeach President Trump; ban and censor all conservatives; and label all 74 million Trump voters as “domestic terrorists.”

There’s the scam. Cover-up hundreds of violent Antifa and BLM incidents. And blow up out of proportion the only incident of violence EVER at one conservative event, involving 170 people who made a bad decision in the heat of the moment, out of 74 million Trump voters. That’s assuming it wasn’t Antifa causing the small amount of violence.

The key to this ban/censor/destroy/impeach witch hunt was to use RINO, Trump-hating, Republican leaders in DC as “the cover” to convince the world that even the GOP has abandoned and turned against Trump. But it didn’t work. Because those famous DC GOP leaders don’t represent the people. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters. They only represent the dirty, corrupt DC Swamp.

The results are in. The support for President Trump is so overwhelming, even liberal media and pollsters can’t hide the truth.

Trump-hating pollster Frank Luntz had to admit 91% of Trump voters would vote for him again. 78% of Trump voters believe the election was rigged and stolen.

Liberal pollster Axios-Ipsos shows that 62% of Republicans support Trump’s belief the election was stolen, while 69% don’t blame Trump for the Capitol violence last week.

But a much higher 91% of Trump voters support Trump’s belief that the election was stolen. 96% believe Trump makes the GOP a stronger party. 92% want Trump to run again in 2024.

And guess who loses badly in the Trump-McConnell battle? 63% of Republicans approve of the behavior of Trump versus Mitch McConnell.

Trump’s “America First” agenda is also still popular. 87% of Republicans and 63% of swing voters want companies to hire Americans before foreigners. Democrats and the media keep trying to bury Trump and demoralize his supporters. I have to admit- their plan was pretty remarkable this time. Their propaganda was intense. They came close. But in the end, they failed again.

Because they underestimated the hatred of 74 million Trump voters for DC politicians- even Republican ones. We don’t trust them, we don’t like them, we don’t care what they say. The more they hate Trump, the more we like him.

GOP leaders only represent the DC Swamp. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters.

Source: WAYNE ROOT: GOP LEADERS IN DC DON’T REPRESENT 74 MILLION TRUMP VOTERS

Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: House Violated Constitution

President Donald Trump did not commit any impeachable offenses, but House Democrats violated the Constitution to suggest he did, according to constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV.

Source: Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: House Violated Constitution

Interview: Disney Icon Dean Jones Dies at 84 | Christianity Today Magazine

The star of family classics as ‘That Darn Cat’ and ‘The Love Bug’ had converted to Christianity after a drunk-driving accident.

Update 9/2/2015: Dean Jones died yesterday at age 84. This interview originally appeared September 22, 2009.

People assume Dean Jones has had the perfect life. He was a Disney icon, the beloved star of such films as That Darn Cat, Blackbeard’s Ghost and The Love Bug. He had more money than he knew what to do with and spent it on lavish homes, fast Italian sports cars, and exotic vacations.

And women. Each night a different Hollywood starlet could be found on his arm—and just as often in his bed. Out of the spotlight, Jones’ life was far from perfect. In fact, he was living a lie.

For years he had deceived himself into believing that the Hollywood lifestyle would satisfy him, but it had only left him depressed and suicidal. He addictively sought the comforting roar of audience approval, but such pursuits had only shattered his first marriage (which ended in divorce) and alienated him from his children. He began to see life as a pointless exercise in futility, to be managed by copious amounts of alcohol and a parade of affairs.

According to his autobiography, Under Running Laughter, Jones heard a voice in his spirit one evening, saying his lifestyle “will never satisfy you.” He started thinking: Could I continue to deceive myself into believing that whatever vacuum existed within me would be filled in the future by more and bigger portions of that I’d consumed in the past?

Later, after a drunk-driving accident almost claimed his life, Jones reached his breaking point. Though he’d grown up in a religious home and even briefly attended Asbury, a Christian college in Kentucky, Jones had rejected the faith of his family. After his near-death accident, he was ready to stop running from …

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January 16 Afternoon Verse of the Day

13:13 Of faith, hope, and love, love is the greatest because it continues into the next age. Both faith and hope will be fulfilled in eternity, and so will not remain. This statement concludes a semantic bracket that began in v. 8—“Love never ends.”[1]


13:13 “Love” is a translation of the Greek noun agapēg. In this nominal form the word has only seven possible appearances in secular Greek writings. The writers of the N.T. virtually coined the word to describe Christian love. Eros, the common Greek word for “love,” is never found in the N.T. The appetitive, self-interested love of eros could never describe the selfless giving of Christian love. Philos (Gk.) is a term often employed, its general meaning of esteem and affection heightened by a Christian context. There are occasions when agapēg and philos are apparently used interchangeably or synonymously. The primary term for Christlike love, however, is the Greek word agapēg. To comprehend precisely what the early disciples meant by agapēg, one must examine the attributes of love listed in vv. 4–8. Here Christian love is not described by feelings but defined in loving acts.[2]


13:13 remain May imply that there is a temporary aspect to faith and hope (see Rom 8:24; 2 Cor 5:7); or these virtues may remain through eternity as believers trust and hope in God in the new era (1 Cor 15:19).

the greatest of these is love Love is the greatest because it is eternal and reflects God’s fundamental character (e.g., Rom 5:8). Love is also greater than the gifts because it remains while they cease (1 Cor 13:8).[3]


13:13 faith, hope, and love. The relationship of these three Christian qualities is a frequent theme in Paul’s letters. See Rom. 5:1–5; Gal. 5:5–6; Eph. 4:2–5; Col. 1:4–5; 1 Thess. 1:3; 5:8.[4]


13:13 love. The objects of faith and hope will be fulfilled and perfectly realized in heaven, but love, the God-like virtue, is everlasting (cf. 1Jn 4:8). Heaven will be the place for the expression of nothing but perfect love toward God and each other.[5]


13:13 — And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Hope will disappear in heaven, because we will already have everything we’ve ever hoped for. Faith will not be required, since we will see the King in His glory. But love will remain forever.[6]


13:13. Paul has talked about a triad of gifts that are short-lived—prophecy, knowledge, and tongues. Now he talks about the triad of fruit that abide—faith, hope, and love, which is the greatest of these. Faith is an expression of love because love believes all things. Hope is also an expression of love because love hopes all things.[7]


13:13 Faith, hope, and love are what Kelly calls “the main moral principles characteristic of Christianity.” These graces of the Spirit are superior to the gifts of the Spirit, and they are more lasting, too. In short, the fruit of the Spirit is more important than the gifts of the Spirit.

And love is the greatest of the graces because it is most useful to others. It is not self-centered but others-centered.

Now before leaving this chapter, there are a few observations to be made. As mentioned above, a widely accepted interpretation of verses 8–12 is that they contrast conditions in this life with those in the eternal state.

But many devout Christians hold to the COMPLETED CANON view, believing that the purpose of the sign gifts was to confirm the preaching of the apostles before the word of God was given in final written form, and that the need for these miracle gifts passed when the NT was completed. While this second view merits serious consideration, it can hardly be proved decisively. Even if we believe that the sign gifts largely passed away at the end of the apostolic era, we cannot say with finality that God could not, if He wished, use these gifts today. Whichever view we hold, the abiding lesson is that while the gifts of the Spirit are partial and temporary, the fruit of the Spirit is eternal and is more excellent. If we practice love, it will save us from the misuse of gifts and from the strife and divisions that have arisen as a result of their abuse.[8]


13:13. Paul completed his three- paneled portrait of love (vv. 1–3, 4–7, 8–13) with a final triad: faith, hope, and love. Much discussion has focused on whether faith and hope were portrayed by Paul as being (with love) eternal. The solution is probably found in verse 7. Faith is an expression of love (the word “trusts,” pisteuei, v. 7, is the verb form of the noun “faith,” pistis), as is hope (cf. Gal. 5:5–6). Faith and hope, as manifestations of love, will endure eternally. So too everyone who follows the way of love (1 Cor. 14:1) finds “the most excellent way” (12:31b), because every individual characterized by love carries that mark eternally. The spiritual gifts will one day cease to exist, but love will endure forever.

(3) Priority of prophecy to tongues (14:1–25). Chapter 13 is one of the most sublime digressions in any letter in any language. But it was nonetheless a deviation from the central theme of gifts and their use by the church which Paul began in chapter 12 and then concluded in chapter 14. Paul had intimated in chapter 12 that the Corinthians were perverting the purpose of gifts from a unifying influence on the church to one fostering fragmentation and discord (esp. 12:21–25). A contributing factor to their factious spirit was the Corinthian pursuit of individual freedom and personal enhancement at the expense of other members of the body whose needs may have been trampled or ignored along the way. Manifestations of this self-centeredness affected each of the problem issues taken up since chapter 8.

The focal problem in the matter of the use and abuse of gifts seemed to be the Corinthian fascination with tongues, a gift which apparently lent itself most readily to perversion from something intended “for the common good” (12:7) to something employed for personal enhancement (14:4). Paul’s corrective was not to stifle the use of gifts (14:39; cf. 1 Thes. 5:19–20) but to urge that their use be regulated by love. The gifts of the Spirit should be controlled by the fruit of the Spirit, chief among which was love (Gal. 5:22). This would lead to exercising the gifts so they would benefit the church body as a whole (14:5) and also honor God (14:25, 33, 40). By way of illustration and correction, Paul compared and contrasted the Corinthians’ preoccupation with tongues with their apparent disinterest in prophecy.[9]


13:13. But introduces a contrast between the permanence of faith, hope, and love in v. 13, and the temporary nature of tongues, prophecy, and knowledge in v. 8. But now (nuni de) usually carries a temporal sense in Paul’s letters (see the phrase in Rm 3:21; 6:22; 7:6, 17; 15:23, 25; 1Co 15:20; 2Co 8:22; Eph 2:13; Col 1:22; 3:8; Phm 9; 11; though 1Co 12:18 and 15:20 may be exceptions), now signifying the current Church Age (for a similar use of now, cf. Rm 11:30–31). Faith, hope, and love abide (they “remain,” “stay”) throughout the entire age in contrast to tongues, prophecy, and knowledge, which cease at some time during the Church Age. See the chart at the top of the following page for a graphic depiction of 13:10–13. Love is the greatest of the three virtues both from the standpoint that it is the most important for driving the use of gifts and from the standpoint that love for one another and for God lasts into eternity, while faith and hope are realized and will not.[10]


13:13. Paul closed his discussion of “the most excellent way” (12:31b) with a summary statement that must have been familiar to the Corinthians. Paul spent much of his ministry emphasizing the importance of faith and hope. He presented faith primarily as the means by which believers are joined to Christ and thereby receive the blessings of salvation (Gal. 2:20; Phil. 3:9). Hope, in turn, Paul described mainly in terms of the glories of salvation that believers receive in heaven, including things like bodily resurrection. For Paul, faith and hope represented the means of obtaining the blessings of the gospel (faith), and the ultimate blessings themselves (hope). In this context, he placed even more value on love.

Paul also said that faith, hope, and love remained now. Although some commentators understand now to introduce only a logical conclusion, it is difficult to disregard it completely as a temporal marker because of the present tense verb remain. Thus, Paul meant that faith and hope existed at the time he wrote, not that they would always continue to exist. Hope does not continue when its object has been realized (Rom. 8:24). Faith similarly relates to that which is yet unseen (Heb. 11:1).

To show the importance of Christian love, Paul included it alongside faith and hope. The centrality of love would have been evident if Paul had stopped at that point, but instead he raised love to an even higher level. While faith, hope, and love stand above all spiritual gifts (displacing the Corinthians’ favorites: prophecy, tongues, and knowledge), the greatest of these is love. In this statement Paul raised a crucial question for the Corinthians. As their church struggled in its worship, especially in the practice of prophecy and tongues, what was its highest priority? Paul’s position was plain. The highest virtue for them to pursue was love for one another.[11]


13:13 “hope” This Greek term does not have the ambiguity and uncertainly of the English term. It is a confident assurance that God’s promises will be reality in His timing.

SPECIAL TOPIC: HOPE

Paul uses this term in many different senses.

1.    the Second Coming, Gal. 5:5; Eph. 1:18; 4:4; Titus 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:13

2.    trust in the gospel, Col. 1:23

3.    ultimate salvation, Col. 1:5; 1 Thess. 4:13; 5:8

4.    the glory of God, Rom. 5:2; 2 Cor. 3:12; Col. 1:27

5.    assurance of salvation, 1 Thess. 5:8

6.    eternal life, Titus 1:2; 3:7

7.    redemption of all creation, Rom. 8:20

8.    faith, Rom. 8:23–25

9.    title for God, Rom. 15:13

10.    Paul’s desire for believers, 2 Cor. 1:7

 

© “but now faith, hope, love abide” The verb is SINGULAR (cf. Gal. 5:22). Paul often uses this triad (cf. Rom. 5:2–5; Gal. 5:5–6; Eph. 1:15–18; Col. 1:4–5; 1 Thess. 1:3, 5:8; Heb); other NT writers do as well (cf. Heb. 6:10–12; 1 Pet. 1:21–22).

© “the greatest of these is love” It is greatest because these others will cease at the consummation of the new age. Faith will turn to sight and hope will have its fulfillment, but love remains because it is the basic character of God (cf. John 3:16; 1 John 4:8, 16).[12]


13. Now remain faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Paul returns to the word love that was mentioned last in verse 8a but which remained in the background all along. Next to this term he places faith and hope, so that these three virtues form a well-known triad that occurs frequently in the New Testament.

The first word in this verse, “now,” can mean either “for the moment” or “therefore.” The first explanation relates to time and the second to logic. The preceding verse features adverbs of time, “now” and “then,” so that the temporal aspect fits the context of verse 13. But in the light of Paul’s discourse, he differentiates the triad of faith, hope, and love from the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and knowledge. These gifts are set aside and cease, but the three virtues remain. Hence it is apparent that Paul wrote a logical conclusion to this chapter and not merely a temporal description of the present age.

However, the verb in the first clause of verse 13 is difficult to interpret: “So faith, hope, love abide.” Does the verb signify that this triad of Christian virtues extends from the present into eternity? The Scriptures teach that faith and hope pertain to the present age, but they cease when faith becomes sight (2 Cor. 5:7) and hope becomes reality (Rom. 8:24). Saving faith in Jesus Christ comes to an end, but another aspect of faith, namely, trust in him, remains forever; similarly, hope in Jesus Christ is timeless (see 15:19). Faith and hope are intimately linked, so that where there is faith there is hope. We interpret the three virtues of faith, hope, and love to endure without end, for they are present in both time and eternity. Accordingly, it is impossible not to recognize a temporal element in the word now of verse 13, yet the logical connotation predominates.

Why is love the greatest virtue in the triad? We note that in this entire chapter Paul extols the characteristics of love but makes faith and hope subservient to love (v. 7). We presume that the triad was well known in the early Christian church. Indeed, Paul twice alludes to these three virtues in this chapter (vv. 7, 13).

Paul singles out love but sees no need to explain the attributes of the other two virtues. For him, love is basic because of God’s eternal love for his Son and through him for his people (Eph. 1:5–6). In both his Gospel and first epistle John echoes the same truth: God is love (e.g., John 3:16; 1 John 4:7–8, 16). In time and eternity the concept love remains foundational in divine-human relationships.

Will the saints in glory extend the virtues of faith, hope, and love? Scripture is silent on the life hereafter, which in itself contains a warning not to speculate. Yet we know that God does not set aside the three virtues he has given the individual believer. Love for God and trust in Christ continue to endure in eternity.[13]


[1] Akin, D. L. (2017). The Bible and Sexuality. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 1830). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

[2] Criswell, W. A., Patterson, P., Clendenen, E. R., Akin, D. L., Chamberlin, M., Patterson, D. K., & Pogue, J. (Eds.). (1991). Believer’s Study Bible (electronic ed., 1 Co 13:13). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[3] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (1 Co 13:13). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[4] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 2211). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[5] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (1 Co 13:13). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[6] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (1 Co 13:13). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[7] Hunt, D. L. (2010). The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. In R. N. Wilkin (Ed.), The Grace New Testament Commentary (p. 753). Denton, TX: Grace Evangelical Society.

[8] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 1797). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[9] Lowery, D. K. (1985). 1 Corinthians. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, pp. 536–537). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[10] Vanlaningham, M. G. (2014). 1 Corinthians. In M. A. Rydelnik & M. Vanlaningham (Eds.), The moody bible commentary (p. 1795). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[11] Pratt, R. L., Jr. (2000). I & II Corinthians (Vol. 7, pp. 235–236). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

[12] Utley, R. J. (2002). Paul’s Letters to a Troubled Church: I and II Corinthians (Vol. Volume 6, p. 154). Marshall, TX: Bible Lessons International.

[13] Kistemaker, S. J., & Hendriksen, W. (1953–2001). Exposition of the First Epistle to the Corinthians (Vol. 18, pp. 470–471). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

Weekend Snapshot · Jan. 16, 2021

An Impeachment Farce

Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats may have got what they wanted, but they’ve further divided the country and made impeachment meaningless.


Impeachment Fever

Democrats have only one thing in mind: Fomenting division and anger.


A Rotten Use of the 25th and Impeachment

Dems are hell-bent on removing Trump with just seven days left in his term — and further dividing the country.


Big Tech’s Free Speech Purge Begins

Silicon Valley tycoons acted in concert to remove social media startup Parler as conservatives flocked to the platform.


Where Are Conservatives to Go?

The clear message behind the stunning crackdown on conservatives is: Conform or else.


Dems, Big Tech Don’t Value Free Speech

Americans’ rights are currently under attack because Big Tech sees them as problematic.


Going Galt

Given that leftists have raised the threat level, should conservatives imitate Ayn Rand’s John Galt?


Jack Dorsey and the New Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

The Twitter CEO’s concerns about censoring Trump are a bunch of hot air, and a leaked video proves it.


Revisiting the Capitol Mayhem

Those most responsible for the mayhem at the Capitol weren’t your average Trump supporters — and at least one wasn’t a Trump supporter at all.


Is More Violence Coming?

The FBI issues a warning about further unrest ahead of the inauguration.


The Road Ahead for the GOP

The party has some serious soul-searching to do if it wants to remain relevant in the post-Trump era.


Hillary Clinton’s Race to Blame Race

She claims even impeachment “won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”


Biden’s COVID ‘Rescue’ Plan

His $1.9 trillion pitch essentially continues the plan that the Trump administration put in place.


To Save America, Argue More

People shouldn’t retreat into their own echo chambers but engage with disagreement.



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“A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.” —Elon Musk

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Headlines – 1/16/2021

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Abbas issues decree ordering Palestinian elections for first time in 14 years

Netanyahu challenger Gideon Sa’ar pledges change to Israeli-US ties with Biden

Israel holds historic energy summit with Arab states

US says Bahrain, UAE are ‘major security partners’ after normalizing Israel ties

Biden Administration Tells Israel It Will Continue to Pursue Normalization With Arab Countries: Report

Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work: official

State Department Signs Historic Anti-semitism Agreement With Morocco NGO

Pentagon Chief: US Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan Reduced to 2,500

US Sanctions 6 Foreign Officials Over Recent Mass Arrests in Hong Kong

Charity Head: China Arresting Christians for Attending ‘Zoom Church’

China tightens rare-earth regulations, policing entire supply chain

Founder of Chinese Website That Exposes Officials’ Corruption Sentenced to Five Years

Pentagon Names 9 New Chinese Companies With Ties to Chinese Military

US Sets New Rules to Block American Purchases of Chinese Telecom Tech

Bombshell Revelations as Trump Declassifies All FBI Documents in Russia Probe

Graham releases Russia probe docs, slams original investigation as ‘incompetent, corrupt’

Trump Signs Memo to Secure Government-Backed Research and Development Against Foreign Interference

Lou Dobbs Calls ‘Assault’ on Trump Second Only to Lincoln’s Assassination

Christopher Miller: Trump’s Pentagon chief says he ‘cannot wait to leave’ his job

Murkowski: It would be ‘appropriate’ to bar Trump from running in 2024

Joe Biden Vows to Unify America. That Job Has Become Dramatically Harder.

Don Lemon keeps demonizing all Trump voters, says they’re ‘complicit’ with Capitol rioters’ actions and beliefs

Jesuit Priest Says Catholic Leaders ‘Contributed’ to Capitol Riots by Criticizing Democrats

Former GOP congressman says he’s leaving party: ‘This has become a cult’

California GOP official resigns after bragging about storming the US Capitol

Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment receiving death threats

Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

US Attorney: No ‘Direct Evidence’ of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Breach

One Year After Congress Attacked Wall at Border, One Goes Up Around Capitol to Protect Lawmakers

Muriel Bowser: D.C. Security Will See ‘New Normal’ After Biden Inauguration

Flashback: Leftists rioted in DC during Trump’s inauguration in 2017

FBI Tracking ‘Extensive’ Online Chatter About Armed Protests

Capitol rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate’ lawmakers, prosecutors say

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Whitmer calls up National Guard, windows boarded ahead of possible violence Sunday

Kentucky governor says ‘we’re not going to be bullied’ amid threats to statehouses

Employees of Va. Supreme Court building allowed to re-enter after K-9 sweep following bomb threat

USPS to temporarily remove some mail collection boxes due to potential protests in St. Paul

Google office building evacuated after report of ‘suspicious package’

Parler Helped FBI Identify Suspect Linked to Capitol Riot, Affidavit Shows

Parler CEO John Matze, family forced into hiding over death threats, security breaches: court filing

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Parler App Suspension: ‘We Don’t Consider That Free Speech’

Ron DeSantis: Conservative Censorship ‘Probably the Most Important Legislative Issue’

Tennessee Principal on Leave After Warning Kids about Twitter Censorship

Mexico’s Left-Wing President Mounts International Campaign Taking On Tech Companies After Trump Bans

Google ‘Experiment’ Hid Some News Sources from Consumers

Octopus of Big Tech is strangling America

‘We Need to Stabilize’: Big Business Breaks With Republicans

Mike Lindell ‘the messenger’ on voter fraud and replacing CIA director in White House meeting

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell brings notes to White House that suggest calling for ‘martial law if necessary’

City councilman in Louisiana arrested for election fraud

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

National Rifle Association, at center of heated national gun debate, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Bill Gates Is Now America’s Biggest Owner of Farmland: Report

US rebukes Mexico for flouting trade deal less than a year after Trump signed pact to end ‘NAFTA nightmare’

Dutch Government Resigns Over Childcare Subsidies Scandal

Asteroid Bigger than Empire State to Pass Earth as Donald Trump’s Presidency Ends

Unexplained Shaking Rattles South Florida Residents On Friday

Indonesia earthquake: rescue workers search rubble with dozens reported dead

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Champerico, Guatemala

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Toba, Japan

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Pangai, Tonga

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits south of Panama

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kavieng, Papua New Guinea

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe), Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ovalle, Chile

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Joe Biden Day 1: Order on Transgender Rights in Sports and Bathrooms

Lincoln Project reportedly scrubs co-founder from website amid allegations he groomed young men for se

March for Life Plans Disrupted by DC Security Concerns

Cotton, Senators Demand SBA Stop Planned Parenthood’s ‘Naked Attempts to Defraud’ Government Through PPP Loans

Solace in prayer as pandemic toll nears two million

Alex Azar on CCP Coverup of Pandemic: We Learned About the Virus From Taiwan

Scientists at Wuhan Virology Lab Had CCP Virus-Like Sickness in Autumn 2019, State Department Says

CCP Virus Updates: UK to Close All Travel Corridors

Australia Considers New Covid-19 Quarantine Strategy: Outback Isolation

Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across the U.S.

‘Tourists’ are flying to Florida to score COVID-19 vaccine early

Vaxxed v. Unvaxxed: Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Americans From Discrimination Based on Vaccination Status

EU regulator: Hackers ‘manipulated’ stolen vaccine documents

Biden unveils COVID-19 vaccine plan, with focus on mass inoculations

Biden Administration Will Rename ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ Citing Trump ‘Failures’

Instant COVID-19 breath test as precise as swab test, Israeli company says

Biden rips Republicans for refusing to don masks during siege: ‘What the hell is the matter with them?’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley says Republicans engaged in ‘chemical warfare’ by not wearing masks

New Jersey Gym Owner Says State Seized $165G From Bank Account

New international study says coronavirus lockdowns not more effective than voluntary measures, not needed to slow the spread

Democratic Leaders Reconsidering Effectiveness Of Lockdowns After The Election

Nancy Pelosi: Small Inauguration Is ‘Not a Concession to the Terrorists,’ but ‘Recognition of the Danger of COVID’

Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could wreck Wall Street’s favorite money-making trade

Priorities: Nancy Pelosi Took 9 Months to Negotiate COVID Stimulus II, But Took Less Than 7 Days to Impeach Trump

Joe Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Kill More than 1.3 Million Jobs

Andrew Yang calls for universal basic income in New York City

‘Spend as much as you can,’ IMF head urges governments worldwide

Source: Tracking the Birth Pangs – News and Links (trackingbibleprophecy.org)

16 Jan 2021 – Rapture Ready News

REPORTS of a massacre of 750 people in the cathedral complex that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant have emerged from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle.

New world: Israel leads the Middle East
Trump has created a new situation in which Israel is becoming a leading and reclaimed state by the Arabs. Can Biden hurt that?

Trump declassifies Russia-investigation documents
On Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released declassified documents related to the Obama administration’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, Fox News reported. Graham called the probe, in which the “Steele dossier” was used to obtain warrants to sspy on the Trump campaign, “one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ.”

13 people suffer facial paralysis after coronavirus vaccine – report
Doctors in the health system estimate that in practice the number of cases is higher. Health officials have raised questions about whether or not to administer the second dose to these individuals, but the Health Ministry is recommending that the second dose be given.

Trump’s Afghanistan, Iraq troop cuts down to 2,500 now complete
On Friday, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced the completion of President Donald Trump’s planned withdrawal of about 2,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan and 500 troops from Iraq, bringing the troop levels in each country to 2,500 — the lowest levels in nearly two decades.

Astronomers watch for first time as galaxy ‘far, far away’ dies
Galaxies die when the stars that live in them stop forming. Known as ID2299, the galaxy’s extinction was most likely caused by a collision with another galaxy, which eventually merged to create ID2299, the study reported.

Iranian ‘Suicide Drones’ in Yemen, Within Range of Israel
As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as “suicide drones,” to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on Thursday.

Israel Reportedly Considers Plans to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Program as Tehran Boosts Development
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi had ordered the military to draw up three separate proposals to counter the Iranian nuclear threat. It indicated one of those proposals could be a military strike and would require a significant boost to the military’s budget. Israeli military intelligence believes Iran could form a fully-operational nuclear site within a year, the paper reported.

Pre-Approval Given for Building New US Embassy in Jerusalem
Jerusalem’s Deputy Mayor, Fleur Hassan, said on Twitter the new building will be located on Jerusalem’s Hebron Road—not far from the current site of the temporary US embassy. She also said the temporary embassy in Jerusalem will be expanded.

Astronomers may have detected background ripples in spacetime itself
Gravitational waves are distortions in the very fabric of space and time, usually created in collisions between black holes and/or neutron stars. The waves were first predicted a century ago by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, but weren’t directly detected until 2015, with dozens more picked up in the years since.

InSight’s Mars “mole” abandoned after two years of troubleshooting
NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have officially called it quits on the Mars InSight lander’s “mole.” The instrument was designed to drill deep into the Martian soil, but hit a snag soon after deployment and has now been abandoned after almost two years of troubleshooting failed to resolve the issue.

Massive Iran missile drill is message to US, Gulf and Israel – analysis
A massive Iranian missile drill showcasing long range missiles, drones and other weapons is taking place this weekend and has been a message to Gulf countries, the US and Israel. It comes a year after Iran launched ballistic missiles at US forces in Iraq. Iran has sent missile technology to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen in recent years.

UNRWA ‘mistakenly’ gave Palestinian kids textbooks calling for jihad
The United Nations aid agency for Palestinians said it is “taking steps” to address the glorification of “martyrs” and calls for “jihad” in books it handed out to students. UNRWA made the statements…following a report published a day earlier…saying the books went to hundreds of thousands of students in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.

Google ‘Experiment’ Hid Some News Sources from Consumers
Business Insider reports that the Silicon Valley tech giant Google is facing major criticism after it was revealed that the company removed some local news content from its search results in Australia as part of an “experiment.” Critics have called the situation a “chilling illustration” of the power that Google holds over the internet.

China Arresting Christians for Attending ‘Zoom Church’
The Chinese Communist Party is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to crack down on Christians, even arresting some for attending online services via Zoom, David Curry…told Breitbart News…“China has definitely cracked down on religion. They’re returning what I call the ‘government is God’ philosophy that they had when they were connected with the Soviet Union years ago,” Curry told Breitbart News.

Report: Wary of Biden track on Iran, Israel revisits military options
Israel is revising military options for a possible clash with Iran…as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government braces for differences with the incoming U.S. administration on Iranian nuclear policy. U.S. President Donald Trump delighted Netanyahu by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing sanctions…

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area
The US Defense Department announced Friday that it would include close ally Israel in the area covered by its Middle East-focused Central Command. In another sign of the rapprochement brokered by President Donald Trump between Israel and Arab countries, the Pentagon said US military dealings with Israel would no longer be handled by its European Command.

HUGE! Brother of Arrested Antifa-BLM Activist John Sullivan Turned Him In! — Says His Brother Was “Somehow in Charge” of US Capitol Riots (VIDEO)
Antifa-Insurgence leader John Earl Sullivan is in custody after being arrested in Utah on Thursday. As reported previously Antifa protester John Sullivan was caught on video posing as a Trump supporter during the rioting at the US Capitol last week.

Mexico Strengthens Border with Guatemala as ANOTHER Migrant Caravan Heads to US From Honduras in Anticipation of Biden Admin (VIDEO)
Another migrant caravan has formed in Honduras in anticipation of a Biden Administration. According to Center for Immigration Studies, the new caravan left San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Friday and is hoping to reach ‘paradise’ (United States) by January 20th.

At least 42 people killed, hundreds injured as M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia
At least 42 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a shallow M6.2 earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). Many people are still trapped under the rubble and rescue workers fear the death toll will continue rising. The quake was preceded by M5.7 at 06:35 UTC.

Joe Biden’s First Day In Office Will Take A Shot At God By Enacting Legislation To Officially Remove The Biblical Two Genders And Sign The Equality Act
Joe Biden wants America to know that right from day one of his brief rule as president, he will no longer put up with any of this ‘two genders’ nonsense that the bible tells us God created back in Genesis. His first official act will be to restore Obama-era polices that provide for things like men in dresses being allowed to be in the ladies room at the same time as your 8-year old daughter is in there. Joe Biden says he will ‘draw on his strong Catholic faith’ to be a president for ‘all Americans’. Hmm.

Real threats to freedom still come from the left
A dark cloud looms over the United States today – a storm cloud of tyranny. All the rest is noise – a diversion.

At least 23 people have died from coronavirus vaccines in Norway (so far)
There have been 13 new confirmed deaths associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Norway, which adds to the 23 deaths and counting that are said to be associated with the vaccine’s rollout in the Scandinavian country.

Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers
“Giggling bread” and “joyfully dancing salad” aren’t the usual dishes on a menu in Thailand, but one eatery is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine can lure foreign tourists and take the taboo out of the recently legalised leaf.

Bill Gates Becomes America’s Largest Farmland Owner With Shock Purchase Of 242,000 Acres, Will It Be For Food Production Or FEMA Camps For Anti-Vaxxers?
Everything Bill Gates does comes with an ulterior motive attached to it, he is not the type of person given to spontaneous acts of anything. Gates is the world’s largest private donor to the WHO, but that $4 billion bought him the street cred he needed to pretend he’s an epidemiologist.

20,000 Troops Stationed in DC For ‘Inauguration’ With No Private Citizens
They canceled the inauguration day parade. They knew no one would show up for the President that received more votes than any other in US history. Maybe the soldiers are seat fillers.

THE PURGE: Disney Says Company Will Halt Donations to Lawmakers that Objected to Electoral Vote
The Walt Disney Company confirmed this week that the corporation will halt all political donations to lawmakers that objected to the Electoral certification of Joe Biden on January 6th.

Twitter Insider Video Shows Jack Dorsey Admitting Political Censorship Won’t End Soon
“We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go beyond the inauguration.”

Deep State Democrats Begin Campaign Of Targeting And Destroying The 75 Million Americans Who Supported Donald Trump
Democrats as a general rule are not smart people, but they are very well-versed at being scheming and crafty, a dangerous combination if there ever was one. Having waged a 4.5 year war against one man, Donald Trump, they now turn their ire and anger onto a much larger target, the 75,000,000+ American citizens who voted for him.

Cuomo launches mass vaccine experiment on 1.4 million elders over the age of 75 
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of many who have seized the opportunity to assume a more powerful role, a role that has wrought havoc on the lives of the citizens of that state. Now he is getting ready to subject the most elderly to experimental injections and put the most vulnerable (75 and older) at risk of vaccine injury or death.

The destruction of Parler exposes one of the biggest U.S. shams…
America has finally had the definitive test case for a recurring conservative idea: The notion that the “free market” is a solution to the left’s private-sector totalitarianism. And the answer is clear: Under the modern hegemony of globalist progressivism, it is impossible for conservatives to build their own liberty-focused alternatives to left-wing monopolies. All such efforts will be destroyed.

A Message To Anyone Who Feels Like ‘Winston’ In Orwell’s 1984
“The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering… all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting – three hundred million people all with the same face.”

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 01/16/2021

‘I Was Wrong’: Jeremiah Johnson Apologizes for False Prophecy Predicting Trump Second Term Win   Jan 11, 2021 12:52 pm

CHARLOTTE, NC — Self-identified prophet Jeremiah Johnson, who, according to a recent statement, believed he had been “given an assignment to help the body of Christ prophetically discern the plans God had for Donald Trump,” has apologized for falsely prophesying that Trump would win a second term in the White House. “I would like to repent for inaccurately…

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‘Idolatry’: Jeremiah Johnson Receives Death Threats From Trump Supporters for Apologizing Over Election Prophecy   Jan 11, 2021 05:09 pm

CHARLOTTE, NC — Jeremiah Johnson, the founder of Heart of the Father Ministry and a self-described “end time messenger” says that he has received multiple death threats and thousands of emails, many of which contain profanity and vulgarity, from professing Christian Trump supporters who are upset that he apologized for falsely prophesying that Trump would garner a…

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18-Year-Old Ala. Woman Facing Murder Charge After Killing Baptist Pastor   Jan 11, 2021 03:37 pm

MELVIN, Ala. — An 18-year-old Alabama woman has turned herself in and is facing a murder charge, as well as attempted murder, after fatally shooting a Baptist pastor on Saturday and injuring his wife. Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley identified the woman to reporters as Melissa Hill. She is being held on $1,050,000 bond. According to The Chocktaw Sun,…

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NC Board Considering Placing Ten Commandments Displays Near Entrance of Schools Within District   Jan 12, 2021 11:02 am

SHELBY, N.C. — A school board in North Carolina is considering the possibility of having the Ten Commandments displayed at or near the entrance of every school in the district. According to the Shelby Star, the Cleveland County School Board agreed during a Dec. 14 meeting to draft a policy requiring the Decalogue to be erected “in a prominent place at or near the…

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RITZ Cracker Ad Aiming to ‘Rethink Family’ Includes Homosexual Man Putting on Lipstick   Jan 14, 2021 05:55 pm

A RITZ cracker ad that is uploaded to YouTube and ran on HGTV during the holiday season as part of an effort to “rethink what it means to be family” depicts a homosexual man, who dons red lipstick, putting his arms around his significant other. The advertisement has generated opposition from the site One Million Moms, which created a petition asking RITZ to…

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West Virginia Republican Lawmaker Resigns After Arrest for ‘Unlawfully Entering US Capitol’   Jan 12, 2021 03:13 pm

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A Republican lawmaker from West Virginia, who had only served in the state legislature for one month, has now resigned from office after being arrested for participating in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building during the counting of Electoral College votes, filming and cheering. His attorney had originally said that he would not be…

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Comedienne Sarah Silverman Claims: ‘There Is No Hell’   Jan 12, 2021 07:24 pm

In a video posted to social media on Friday, which is a clip from her weekly podcast, comedienne and actress Sarah Silverman claimed that there is no Hell in an effort to remove the fears of those who believe in eternal punishment. Her remarks have generated some pushback and have also demonstrated that many do not understand the gospel. “If you’re in the range of…

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Parler Removes Post by Attorney Lin Wood Seemingly Calling for Execution of VP Mike Pence   Jan 11, 2021 02:28 pm

(Tech Crunch) — It seems that even the “free speech” social network Parler has its limits. The social network that has attracted scores of conservative commentators because of its commitment to free speech has taken down several posts from Trump affiliate Lin Wood, according to a report in Mediaite. In one of the posts removed from the social media platform,…

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Male Weightlifter Who Identifies as Female Sues for Being Prohibited From Competing as Woman   Jan 13, 2021 07:28 pm

Photo Credit: Victor Freitas/Unsplash MINNEAPOLIS — A male weightlifter in Minnesota has filed suit against USA Powerlifting after it informed him that he was ineligible to compete in the women’s championships because he has a physical advantage. According to a lawsuit filed by the group Gender Justice, JayCee Cooper, 33, registered to compete in…

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Homosexual Professor Sues Christian-Identified University for Denying Him Full-Time Teaching Job   Jan 15, 2021 06:09 pm

Photo Credit: Joe Mabel/Wikipedia SEATTLE — A homosexual professor who works as a nursing instructor at Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian-identified institution in Washington State, has sued the school for discrimination for declining to hire him for a full-time teaching job. According to the lawsuit filed on Monday, Jéaux Rinedahl was hired…

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