Daily Archives: March 8, 2021

Biden hides from pressers, the Cuomo list grows, GOP in disbelief over relief bill | Newsmax TV – YouTube

WASHINGTON: As the Senate voted to pass the latest pandemic relief bill, it will go back to the House to approve new amendments, President Biden still seems to be avoiding one-on-one pressers with reporters, and the list of accusers speaking out against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is growing. Newsmax TV’s Rachel Rollar and Rob Finnerty report with powerhouse panelists Emerald Robinson, Mark Halperin and more. – via Wake Up America, weekdays at 6:30AM ET on Newsmax TV

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CBN NewsWatch PM: March 8, 2021 – YouTube

Just millions of the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill are going to help with the Pandemic. The CDC announced guidelines about what fully vaccinated People can and cannot do. More calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Resign as Two More Women claim …

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COMING TO AMERICA Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep41 – YouTube

In this episode, Dinesh tackles the gathering storm on the U.S. border, as the Biden administration dismantles Trump’s wall.  Dinesh explores fundamental questions in the immigration debate: are illegals “immigrants”? Are some immigrants better for America than others? Should America take illegals as a form of reparations? Focusing on a typical case, Dinesh argues that the trials of the January 6 defendants are shaping up to be rigged “show trials.” Also maverick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene joins to talk about Never Trump, the Equality Act and how to drive Democrats to the edge of insanity.

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Faith Nation: March 8, 2021 – YouTube

TONIGHT, AT $1.9 TRILLION, THE COVID RELIEF BILL HEADS FROM THE SENATE, BACK TO THE HOUSE AS THE PRESIDENT WAITS WITH PEN IN HAND.

AND NEARLY A YEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, THE WHITE POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT KNEELING ON HIS NECK IS … …

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Solomon: New Declassified Texts Expose FBI’s “Media Leak Strategy” Used To Influence Election, Trump Presidency | ZeroHedge

Watch as investigative reporter John Solomon explains in detail how newly declassified text shows the FBI “media leak strategy that was used to influence the outcome of the election, and the Trump presidency.

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

“The text messages make clear that the senior executives and the Comey-McCabe FBI, those who had political bias were on first-name basis with reporters.

They had according to their own text messages a leak strategy and oftentimes they learned whether it was them leaking or someone else, they were creating a false Russia narrative, a narrative that they knew was blatantly false.

They knew they didn’t have a connection between Trump and Russia and they knew the Steele dossier was garbage and yet they continue today let the stories sit in public realm and create perception that for two and a half years hampered the early presidency of Donald Trump.”

Conspiracy theory?

Source: Steve Straub via The Federalist Papers

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/political/solomon-new-declassified-texts-expose-fbis-media-leak-strategy-used-influence-election

Meghan Markle Wants To Be A Victim Because Our Culture Rewards It

Do members of the royal family who make dramatic exits deserve the kind of corporate media coverage and defenses Harry and Meghan are receiving? 

— Read on thefederalist.com/2021/03/08/meghan-markle-wants-to-be-a-victim-because-our-culture-rewards-it/

Democrats And Media Start To Admit ‘A Real Big Problem At The Border’

While the Biden administration continues to deny that there is a crisis at the border, concerns over safety, national security, and even health grow among Democrats and the corrupt corporate media. 

— Read on thefederalist.com/2021/03/08/democrats-and-corporate-media-are-starting-to-admit-theres-a-real-big-problem-at-the-border/

Tim Scott: ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as White supremacy’ – Washington Times

Sen. Tim Scott called the current left-wing control of the culture, and its racial attacks on him and other Black conservatives, comparable to America’s history of racism.

“Woke supremacy is as bad as White supremacy,” the South Carolina Republican said Monday evening in an appearance on Fox News Channel.

— Read on www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/8/tim-scott-woke-supremacy-bad-white-supremacy/

Biden’s eyes ‘are now dead’: Bannon says President Kamala is imminent |WND

Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon believes America should prepare for a transition to a President Harris.

Bannon was speaking with the author of the book “Biden Unauthorized,” Mike McCormick, on his “War Room” video podcast, reported Conservative Brief.

Bannon pointed to a photo of Biden on the cover of McCormick’s book that was taken some years ago, showing a glint in the eyes of the longtime senator and former vice president.

His “eyes are now dead,” Bannon said of Biden, noting Harris has a much greater role than previous vice presidents, including meeting with foreign leaders.

“Kamala Harris is printed up in playbooks, always there for these meetings,” Bannon said. “Pence was never that. That’s not the role of the vice president.”

See the remarks:

Former Secret Service member Dan Bongino, in a recent interview with Sean Hannity, said he was “hearing from people close to the situation that Biden’s cognitive decline is rapidly worsening and is becoming increasingly difficult to mask.”

“The Democrats are going to have to make a decision soon,” he said.

Democrats already have moved in Congress to restrict Biden’s authority to launch a nuclear strike as well as presidential war powers.

President Trump mentioned during House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s second attempt to remove him from office through impeachment that he wasn’t concerned about Congress using the 25th Amendment to remove him.

But he said Joe Biden should be.

“Free speech is under assault like never before,” the president said during a visit to the Mexican border. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for.”

Before the election, Pelosi announced legislation to give Congress authority to use the 25th Amendment to remove a president. She insisted at a news conference at the Capitol that it wasn’t about Trump but was prompted by a need for more congressional oversight of the White House.

At the time, she said Trump would “face the judgment of the voters.”

Trump fired back on Twitter.

“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” he wrote. “The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”

— Read on www.wnd.com/2021/03/bidens-eyes-now-dead-bannon-says-president-kamala-imminent/

In Embarrassing Senior Moment, Biden Forgets What Pentagon’s Called, Blanks On Secretary Of Defense Name | ZeroHedge

Joe Biden appears to be getting worse.

After bumbling through a public appearance last week – at one point mumbling “What am I doing here?” while forgetting the names of key Democrats, the President of the United States on Monday couldn’t remember the name of the Pentagon, or his own Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin – who spoke minutes before Biden took the stage to offer remarks during International Women’s Day.

Here’s a very confused Biden on March 1st asking what he’s doing there:

Perhaps that’s why Biden’s handlers won’t let him answer questions:

On Monday, the Washington Post noted that Vice President Kamala Harris is taking an “unusually large role” in shaping Biden’s foreign policy – having spoken with six world leaders independently of Biden, and was a “vocal participant in deliberations over how to respond to Iran-backed militias’ attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq, as well as whether to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” according to the White House.

Of course, both Biden and Harris did refer to the “Harris administration” on more than one occasion during the 2020 election.

Bombs — away?

In late February, dozens of House Democrats asked Biden to relinquish sole authority to use nuclear weapons, since “The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war,” should Biden – or a future president – choose to launch nukes without consulting advisers.

Two weeks later, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation which would strip Biden of the ability to launch military operations without first seeking congressional approval after Biden bombed Syria.

Former Clinton insider Dick Morris predicted that Democrats will invoke the 25th Amendment on Biden “So that a strike could not be launched without consulting with his Cabinet or with leaders of Congress, something that no president has been asked to do in 76 years since we’ve had the bomb,” adding “I think both of those indicate that the Democrats have in the back of their minds, and increasingly towards the front of their minds, moving to oust Biden under the 25th Amendment.”

Amazing, considering Biden received the most votes in history.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/political/embarrassing-senior-moment-biden-forgets-what-pentagon-called-blanks-secretary-defense

The CDC Is About To Be Canceled By Google & Facebook For COVID Heresy | ZeroHedge

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

On Friday afternoon, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (still called the CDC, even though they added a ‘P’) released a heretical report about mask-wearing and COVID-19.

The report, authored by at least a dozen medical doctors, PhD researchers, and, bizarrely, a handful of attorneys, examined how mask mandates across the US affected COVID cases and death rates.

You’d think with all of the media propaganda about mask effectiveness… and all the virtue signaling, with politicians and reporters appearing on live TV wearing masks… that the data would prove incontrovertibly and overwhelmingly that masks have saved the world.

But that’s not what the report says.

According to the CDC’s analysis, between March 1 and December 31 last year, statewide mask mandates were in effect in 2,313 of the 3,142 counties in the United States.

And, looking at the county-by-county data, the CDC concludes that mask mandates were associated with an average 1.32% decrease in the growth rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths during the first 100 days after the mask policy was implemented.

Wait, what? Only 1.32%?

You read that correctly, they didn’t misplace the decimal: according to the federal government agency that is responsible for managing the COVID-1984 pandemic, the difference between mask mandates and no mask mandate is literally just a 1.32% difference.

And bear in mind, it’s entirely possible that the real figure is even lower than that, given all the questionable COVID statistics.

For example, the CDC reports that influenza cases in the United States have dropped to almost zero in the 2020-2021 flu season, down from 56 MILLION the previous year.

It’s amazing they expect anyone to take this data seriously.

Are we honestly supposed to believe that the flu has been eradicated? 

Or is it possible, that, maybe just maybe, at least some influenza cases have been misdiagnosed as COVID?

If that’s the case, then the real impact of masks on COVID growth rates is potentially much lower than 1.32%.

Even the CDC seems to understand this, because at the end of its report, they inspidly conclude by stating that mask mandates “have the potentialto slow the spread of COVID-19. . .” [the bold is mine, obviously]

Really? “Potential”? That’s HERESY! And an obvious contradiction to WHO guidance. It makes we wonder whether Google and Facebook are gearing up to censor this report, given they have self-appointed themselves as the Ministry of Truth.

Frankly it’s pretty incredible that the data was too weak for the CDC to make a clear assertion about the benefits of mask mandates.

(though I did say there were a couple of lawyers who co-authored this paper… and using non-committal language like “potential” certainly sounds like typical weasel lawyer-speak.)

Now, please don’t misunderstand the point of this letter. I’m not here to bash masks or say that they don’t work, or go on some anti-mask rant.

The point is that I’m pro-data. And pro-reason.

Public health policies come with consequences. There are always costs, and there are (hopefully) benefits.

The CDC has just published an official analysis of the benefits, quantified at precisely 1.32%.

What are the costs of their decisions? Well there’s plenty of data about that too.

For example, a recent study published earlier this month in the premier scientific journal Nature shows that Americans who wear masks are more likely engage in riskier activities, like, you know, leaving the house.

The study conclude that mask mandates “lead to risk compensation behavior” and mask wearers “spend 11-24 fewer minutes at home on average and increase visits to some commercial locations– most notably restaurants, which are a high-risk location.”

Other consequences are more grim.

There have been several studies which chronicle the alarming rise in severe mental health issues, including a spike in youth suicide, as a result of various public health policies, including mask mandates and lockdowns.

For example, another study published in Nature from early January reported that, in late 2020, suicide rates among children in Japan jumped 49%.

And the US government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service (SAMHSA) reported an incredible 890% increase in call volume to its nationwide suicide hotline last April.

Then there are the economic consequences to consider: Do mask mandates boost the economy by giving people more confidence to go out and spend? Or do mask mandates compel more people to stay home to avoid the hassle, and hence reduce economic activity?

There’s still no conclusive analysis on the subject. But you’d think that policymakers would want to know.

You’d think that they would look at all the data, all the pro’s and con’s, economic consequences, public health consequences, etc., and make an informed, rational decision.

But that doesn’t seem to happen anymore.

There can be no rational discourse on the topic. You’re not allowed to ask any questions or express any intellectual dissent, otherwise you’ll be denounced as a conspiracy theorist.

You have one job: obey. It’s not even about ‘trusting the science’ anymore, as we’ve been told to do over and over again during the pandemic. Because now the science tells us that mask mandates “have the potential” to reduce Covid growth rates by just 1.32%.

Not that you’ll hear this in the media.

There actually was a bonanza of coverage over the weekend about the CDC’s new report.

  • The Washington Post headline read “After state lift restrictions, CDC says mask mandates can reduce deaths”.

  • The New York Times reported that “Wearing masks, the [CDC] study reported, was linked to fewer infections with the coronavirus and Covid-19 deaths.”

  • NBC called the report “strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus. . .”

But very little of the media coverage bothered to mention the real data, i.e. the marginal 1.32% reduction in growth rates.

Just like the CDC’s influenza data, it’s incredible that the media expects to be taken seriously, or that they pass themselves off as an objective, unbiased source of information.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/political/cdc-about-be-canceled-google-facebook-covid-heresy

Hope For This Present Crisis — VCY America

Date:  March 08, 2021  
Host: Jim Schneider   
​Guest: Dr. Michael Youssef 
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If you feel you’re living in the most turbulent period of your lifetime, you’re not alone.  Today, forces are at work to strip the principles and precepts of the Christian faith from public venues and minimize their significance.  But even though these times seem frightening, there is hope.  Troubled times give us an opportunity to know Christ more fully and to make Him known to people around us.  That’s an excerpt from the book, Hope for This Present Crisis: The Seven Step Path to Restoring a World Gone Mad by Dr. Michael Youssef.

Dr. Youssef is the founder and president of Leading the Way and founding pastor of The Church of the Apostles based in Atlanta.  He’s authored numerous books including the one discussed today on this edition of Crosstalk. 

COVID-19, the economic shutdown, civil unrest, riots, fires, looting, destruction of the signs of our nation’s heritage…all these and more are frightening enough, but according to Dr. Youssef, there’s a greater crisis confronting our nation.  

According to Dr. Youssef, the factors just mentioned are only symptoms signaling a a crisis of truth.  He believes that once truth has been undermined, there’s no longer a basis for humanity to operate in relationships.  That’s the foundational breakdown he sees today.

At the same time he sees the decline of the Christian church as well.  He puts the full blame on pastors in the pulpits because that’s where he believes the undermining of the truth began.  Instead of pastors being a guide for a lost culture, they are now following the culture.  Such friendship with the world establishes enmity with God.  He described it this way, ‘…because as goes the pulpit, so goes the pew, and as goes the pew, so goes the culture.’

Dr. Youssef believes it’s time to get back to the truth.  Once it begins to be established, there will be an awakening.  This is the hope he describes in the 7-steps portion of his book, which you can obtain via the information listed below.  

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Hope For This Present Crisis — VCY America

March 8 Evening Quotes of The Day

Not Dancing on the Brink of the Pit
Proverbs 5:8; 6:26; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:22

It is our wisest and our safest course to stand at the farthest distance from sin.… The best course to prevent falling into the pit is to keep at the greatest distance; he that will be so bold as to attempt to dance upon the brink of the pit may find by woeful experience that it is a righteous thing with God that he should fall into the pit.

THOMAS BROOKS

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

Deceiving One Another into an Easy Life
Amos 6:1; Luke 13:24; 2 Timothy 3:13; James 5:5

The flesh is willing to flatter itself, and many who now give themselves every indulgence promise to themselves an easy entrance into life. Thus men practice mutual deception on each other, and fall asleep in wicked indifference.

JOHN CALVIN

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

March 8 Evening Verse of The Day

15:30 to contend along with me Paul urges Roman believers to pray earnestly for him, suggesting that it will aid his work.[1]


15:30 the love of the Spirit. This phrase occurs only here in Scripture and refers to Paul’s love for the Holy Spirit, not the Spirit’s love for him (cf. Ps 143:10).

15:30, 31 prayers … that I may be rescued. Many Jews in Judea rejected the gospel and were prepared to attack Paul when he returned. Aware of the trouble that awaited him (Ac 20:22–24), he wanted the Roman Christians to pray for his deliverance only so he could complete the ministry the Lord had given him. Their prayers were answered in that he met with success in Jerusalem (Ac 21:17, 19, 20) and was delivered from death, but not imprisonment (Ac 21:10, 11; 23:11).[2]


15:30 — Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me .…

God loves to answer the faithful prayers of believers that are offered on behalf of other believers. Paul, the great apostle, frequently asked others to pray for him. God wants us praying regularly for each other.[3]


15:30 The apostle closes this section with a fervent appeal for their prayers. The basis on which he appeals is their mutual union with the Lord Jesus Christ and their love which came from the Holy Spirit. He asks them to agonize in prayers to God for him. As Lenski says, “This calls for prayers into which one puts his whole heart and soul as do the contestants in the arena.”[4]


30. I exhort you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit …

The very wording indicates that Paul is deeply conscious of the need of the prayers of the church for him. Note the solemnity of the expression, “by our Lord Jesus Christ,” referring to the Savior in all the fulness of his being and meaning for the church. Note especially “our,” for he is both Paul’s Lord and the Lord of the addressed.

Paul appeals to “our Lord Jesus Christ” because it was that same Lord who had sacrificed himself for Paul out of love for him (Gal. 2:20), and who had personally appointed him to be the apostle to the Gentiles (Acts 22:17–22).

He appeals also to “the love of the Spirit,” probably indicating (though not all agree) that very love which the Spirit has poured out into the hearts of all those who belong to Christ (Rom. 5:5) and who therefore can be expected to pray for one another.

  • Description of the Character of the Requested Prayer

… to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me …

There is nothing superficial about genuine prayer. Isaiah describes it as a taking hold of God (64:7). For Jacob—that is “Israel”—it was a wrestling with God (Gen. 32:24–30). And Paul here similarly calls it a struggle. Cf. Col. 2:1; 4:12. The apostle desires that the Roman believers join him in an intensely earnest and yearning petition.[5]


30. By the love of the Spirit. That is, the love which the Spirit imparts and maintains (cf. 5:5).

Strive together with me. ‘Be my allies in the fight’ (neb). Perhaps he seeks their co-operation not only in prayer regarding the delicate situation awaiting him in Jerusalem, but also in his wider ministry.[6]


30 The fulfillment of Paul’s hope to come to the Romans “with the fullness of the blessing of Christ” (v. 29) depends on what will happen when Paul goes to Jerusalem with the collection. And so he “now” requests that the Roman Christians pray for him. The word Paul uses for his request is one that can be translated simply “ask” but might here have the stronger sense “urge” (so most English versions).158 Paul stresses the urgency of this prayer request by adding two parallel prepositional phrases: “through our Lord Jesus Christ” and “through the love of the Spirit.” The first “through” (Gk. dia) might be paraphrased “in the name of”: it introduces the authority by which Paul makes his request. The second, on the other hand, identifies the ground of the request.160 “Love of the Spirit” might mean “the love of the Spirit for us”; but, in a context where relations among Christians have been so central, it probably indicates “your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit” (NLT). This love is the believer’s response to God’s effusive love: “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”163

Paul’s request is that the Roman Christians “strive together” with him in prayer. Paul’s use of the metaphor of fighting or wrestling may imply something about the nature of the prayer that he is requesting. The situation he faces in Jerusalem is serious and fraught with danger—for Paul personally and for the gospel. The verb may simply emphasize the need for strenuous prayer. But it could also connote opposition—not that of God (“wrestling with God in prayer”)166 nor that of the Jerusalem authorities, but that of the spiritual powers.168 Though so many are unknown personally to him, Paul can nevertheless ask the Roman Christians to identify with him in his own struggle so that they might sincerely pray on his behalf. As Calvin remarks, Paul “shows how the godly ought to pray for their brethren, that they are to assume their person, as though they were placed in the same difficulties.”170[7]


30 At the time of writing, Paul was aware of Jewish opposition to him and his work. The attempt on his life when he was about to leave for Jerusalem (Ac 20:3) clearly shows that his apprehension was justified. Paul had received prophetic warnings of what awaited him in Jerusalem (21:11), and he seems to have had a premonition of what lay ahead (Ac 20:22–25). He had experienced deadly peril before and knew that prayer was the great resource in such hazardous times (2 Co 1:10–11); so he requests prayer now—the kind involving wrestling (“join me in my struggle”) before the throne of grace, that the evil designs of his enemies may be thwarted (cf. Eph 6:18–20). In doing so, he enforces his request by presenting it in the name of him whom all believers adore, “our Lord Jesus Christ”—and adding “by the love of the Spirit.” This is a subjective genitive and could mean the love for one another that the Spirit inspires in believers (Gal 5:22). But since the phrase is coupled apparently equally with that of the person of Christ, it is probably better to understand it as the love that the Spirit has (cf. 5:5). The warmth of the expression is enough to warn us against thinking of the Spirit rather impersonally as signifying the power of God. Paul had already affirmed the Spirit’s deity and equality with Father and Son (2 Co 13:14).[8]


Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, (15:30a)

A fifth implied characteristic of a person who faithfully fulfills his divine calling is that of having a clear purpose in his service for the Lord. The preposition by has the sense of “on behalf of,” or “with regard to.” Now I urge you introduces the exhortation to the readers to pray for his protection and ministry. Before giving that exhortation, Paul declared unequivocally that the overriding purpose for his request was to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. He told the believers at Corinth, “I do all things for the sake of the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:23), which is to say for Christ’s sake, the source and power of the gospel. “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (10:31).

In a following letter to Corinth Paul declared, “We do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord.… For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh” (2 Cor. 4:5, 11). “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,” he confessed, “with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake” (12:10). In his closing remarks to the Galatian churches Paul wrote, “From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brandmarks of Jesus” (Gal. 6:17). And to the Philippians he said, “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ” (Phil. 3:8).

The faithful Christian witnesses for the sake of those who need the Lord and he serves for the sake of those who need help, but his supreme motive always should be to serve His Lord and Savior, in whose name and by whose power he ministers to others.

Paul rejoiced in the fact that, if he succeeded in reaching Jerusalem with the contribution of the churches of Macedonia and Achaia, Christ would be glorified, within the church and before the onlooking world. The Lord would be glorified by the willing and loving generosity of the Gentile contributors as well as by the grateful reception of the gift by the Jews to whom it was sent. Christ is always honored and glorified when His church is unified in His name and in His service.

Not only did Paul minister on behalf of the glory of Christ but also for the sake of the love of the Spirit. This phrase and the idea it expresses are not found elsewhere in Scripture. Some have interpreted this phrase as meaning the Holy Spirit’s love for Paul. As part of the Godhead, the Spirit certainly has the same love for the world as a whole and for believers in particular as do the Father and the Son. The context, however, seems to indicate that Paul was speaking of his love for the Spirit, rather than the Spirit’s love for him. Paul’s great love for God obviously included love for the Holy Spirit as well as for God the Father and God the Son. David expressed a similar sentiment when he wrote, “Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; let Thy good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Ps. 143:10, emphasis added). In both instances the Holy Spirit is praised and, by implication, is loved.

Devotion to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and love for His Holy Spirit should be the foremost and ultimate motive for all Christian living and service. In gratitude for the divine grace by which Christ saved us and for the divine power of the Holy Spirit who indwells us, everything we think, say, and do should express our love for them and bring them glory and honor.[9]


[1] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ro 15:30). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[2] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ro 15:30). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[3] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Ro 15:30). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[4] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 1740). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[5] Hendriksen, W., & Kistemaker, S. J. (1953–2001). Exposition of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (Vol. 12–13, p. 496). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

[6] Bruce, F. F. (1985). Romans: an introduction and commentary (Vol. 6, p. 265). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[7] Moo, D. J. (2018). The Letter to the Romans. (N. B. Stonehouse, F. F. Bruce, G. D. Fee, & J. B. Green, Eds.) (Second Edition, pp. 925–926). Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

[8] Harrison, E. F., & Hagner, D. A. (2008). Romans. In T. Longman III &. Garland, David E. (Ed.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Romans–Galatians (Revised Edition) (Vol. 11, pp. 223–224). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[9] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1991). Romans (Vol. 2, pp. 349–351). Chicago: Moody Press.

What Does It Mean That the Trinity Is Three in Person but One in Essence? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

The doctrine of the Trinity teaches that God is three in “person” but one in “essence.” From one of our live events, Sinclair Ferguson explains why the church developed these words in order to speak carefully about our transcendent God.

To ask a biblical or theological question, just visit ask.Ligonier.org or message us on Facebook or Twitter.Read the Transcript

What Does It Mean That the Trinity Is Three in Person but One in Essence? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

March 8 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

The Necessity of Depending on God
Genesis 17:1; Psalm 62:7; Isaiah 50:10; Hosea 12:6

There is no other method of living piously and justly, than that of depending upon God.

JOHN CALVIN

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Nothing Like the Name of Jesus
Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:12

There is nothing like the Name of Jesus for restraining anger, assuaging the swellings of pride, healing the wound of envy, restraining the course of wantonness, quenching the flame of lust, moderating the thirst of covetousness, and putting to flight all lasciviousness. For when I name Jesus, I set before myself the image of the Man, meek and lowly, kind of heart, sober, chaste, merciful, peerless in purity and holiness, and at the same time, the Almighty God, who heals by His example, and strengthens us by His help.

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX

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

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8 Mar 2021 News Briefing

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Pope goes back to Babylon
Abraham was called by God out of Babylon and idol worship from the region of a 4,000-year-old Sumerian temple and the palaces known as the Great Ziggurat of Ur of the Chaldees. Pope Francis went back to Babylon last weekend. The pope chose to hold an interreligious meeting where people would all sing kumbaya, forgive ISIS and talk about rebuilding Babylon.

2021 on Track to Become Record-Breaking year of Major Earthquakes, Volcanoes
Though the past year has been replete with troubling news items that include a pandemic and hotly contested US Presidential election, the earth shaking beneath our feet seems to have gone unnoticed. In the first 65 days of this year, 42 major quakes, magnitude 6 or higher, have shaken the planet. Iceland was hit by more than 18,000 earthquakes in the past week including a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake, and a magnitude 8.1 earthquake. The number of earthquakes is increasing.

A 5th Dimension of Earth’s Core just Discovered: Is it ‘Hell’ as Described by Isaiah?
A new algorithm has allowed scientists to declare that the earth beneath our feet has a fifth layer, coming closer to the order originally described in Jewish mysticism. A fifth layer has long been suspected but until now, there has been no empirical proof. Geologists from the Australian National University created new search algorithms to compare thousands of models of the inner core with travel time data for seismic waves, publishing their results in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Preclinical autoimmune disease biotech Design Therapeutics files for a $100 million IPO
Design Therapeutics, a preclinical biotech developing gene targeted chimeras for nucleotide expansion diseases, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. Design Therapeutics is a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering novel small-molecule therapeutic candidates, called gene targeted chimeras.

Adult guides child through ‘The GayBCs’ alphabet book in LGBT brainwashing session
“The GayBCs,” a way for readers as young as 4 years old to learn every letter in the alphabet in terms of how it relates to LGBT issues. And now it’s going viral, thanks to a video of a child reading through it with more than a bit of aid from an adult. “From A is for Ally to F is for Family to Q is for Queer,

Blasts Hit Military Base in Equatorial Guinea, and at Least 15 Are Feared Dead
A series of blasts at a military base rocked the city of Bata in the central African nation of Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, and the country’s leader attributed to the disaster to mishandled explosives.

In wake of Iranian aggression, Pentagon warns US will retaliate
The United States will do what it views as necessary to defend its interests after a rocket attack against Iraq’s Ain al-Sada airbase, which hosts American, coalition and Iraqi forces, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday.

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front
As the IDF closely follows Hezbollah’s moves behind the northern border, the 71st Armored Battalion is completing its readiness for a possible confrontation in Lebanon.

Iraqi government prevents Jews from participating in Pope’s historic visit
The Iraqi government ignored the history of Iraqi Jews during the visit of Pope Francis last week, marring an otherwise unprecedented visit and wasting an opportunity to highlight the Jewish part of Iraq’s history.

Israeli technology can hack, take control and stop drone swarm
All three drones started to bear down on our location. One of them was capable of providing intelligence and providing a minor threat, while the other two large ones were capable of traveling dozens of kilometers and carrying and delivering a heavy 12-kilogram payload of explosive materials.

American B-52 bomber flies over Samaria
Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets were photographed flying over Samaria Sunday while escorting a United States Air Force B-52 strategic bomber through Israeli airspace. According to a statement released Sunday by an IDF spokesperson, Sunday’s flyover by the B-52 was an act of “joint strategic cooperation” between the American and Israeli militaries.

Four Venezuelan Christians Forced To Eat Pages of the Bible, Scarred With Xs
Four Christian men were attacked with knives and sticks and forced to eat sheets of the Bible in a recent, shocking incident in Venezuela. It took place in Libertador, a city in Mérida state. The perpetrators are believed to oppose the work of Restoration House, a church-led drug rehabilitation programme which the four victims had joined.

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch
The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp’s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. “This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously,” a White House official said, adding that top U.S. security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the breach.

Facebook faces US investigation for ‘systemic’ racial bias in hiring
A US agency investigating Facebook for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated its inquiry as “systemic”, meaning it suspects company policies may be contributing to widespread discrimination. Attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters of the news on Friday.

Iran-backed Shi’ite cell behind bombing near Israeli Embassy in India
India’s central counterterrorism agencies have concluded that a local Shi’ite terrorist cell backed by Iran’s IRGC Quds Force was behind the attack that targeted the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi late January, Hindustan Times reported on Monday. Evidence collected at the scene of the blast pointed to Iran’s involvement early on in the investigation.

BDS groups from US and Europe team up with Iran and Hamas against Israel
Boycott Israel groups in Europe and North America took part in an event with the Iranian regime, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups earlier this year. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the organizations in his address at the Tehran event, saying: “We see good results to the work of our diaspora in raising awareness, cutting relations with the occupation and delegitimizing it.”

Afghanistan conflict: US makes new push for UN-led peace process
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has made a blunt new push for a UN-led peace effort in Afghanistan. In a letter to the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Mr Blinken called for a 90-day reduction in violence and a transitional government formed from both sides. Mr Blinken also said no decision had been made about whether to stick to a planned US troop withdrawal by 1 May.

Switzerland referendum: Voters support ban on face coverings in public
Switzerland has narrowly voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including the burka or niqab worn by Muslim women. Official results showed the measure had passed by 51.2% to 48.8% in Sunday’s referendum. The proposal was put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) which campaigned with slogans such as “Stop extremism”.

U.S. House set to vote on bills to expand gun background checks
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday on a pair of bills to expand background checks before gun purchases, two years after a similar House effort failed to make it through the Senate. The House Rules Committee on Monday will take up the two bills that Democrats, who control the chamber, say are aimed at closing loopholes in the background check system.

Key oil price surges above $70 after attack on Saudi facilities
Brent crude futures surged above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, while US crude touched its highest in more than two years, following reports of attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities. Brent crude futures for May hit $71.38 a barrel in early Asian trade, the highest since January 8, 2020, and were at $71.11 a barrel by 02:55 GMT, up $1.75, or 2.5 percent.

“We’ll Level Tel Aviv”: Iran Responds To Israel ‘Preparing’ Strike Plans Against Nuclear Sites
War rhetoric the most intense it’s been in years as attempts to get US & Iran to nuclear negotiating table falter…

Iceland rocked by more than 20,000 earthquakes in 10 days
Southwest Iceland is currently experiencing a “swarm” of seismic activity, with more than 20,000 earthquakes recorded since February 24, according to the the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The office said magma movements are likely the cause of the current surge on the Reykjanes Peninsula, raising fears of a volcanic eruption.

Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone “Niran”
The center of Tropical Cyclone “Niran” passed just south of New Caledonia on March 6, 2021, causing extensive damage to the power grid and vegetation across the island. At least two people were injured and more than 20 000 left without power. Niran was Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone on the Australian scale as it passed near the state; it peaked on March 5 with maximum sustained winds of 255 km/h (160 mph) — one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Southwest Pacific.

DEM governor of NJ accused of TREASON by four whistleblower inputs 
..Principal charge is that MURPHY has been given by US intel whistleblowers SOLID EVIDENCE that Covid is NOT a pandemic, that the COVID test is fake and is not diagnosing some “novel” new virus, that all “test results saying positive are fraudulent”, that hospitals are NOT crowded but are in fact almost empty, that there is no “airborne contagion” called COVID, and that to keep the fearsome STORY alive 14% subject people are being intentionally infected with poison via corrupted flu shots and corrupted test swabs, AND that a notable percentage…

Fewer churches hold in-person services now than did end of last summer, and attendance is way down for those that are open
A new poll from Lifeway Research revealed that though most Protestant churches have continued to meet despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the share of churches meeting now is down significantly from the end of last summer.

New York bill would create ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ for kindergarten students
New York state Sen. Samra G. Brouk, a Democrat who represents western parts of the state, introduced a bill this year that would “ensure all pupils receive, as an integral part of education in grades kindergarten through twelve, comprehensive sexuality education.”

Priest exorcist warns public on the danger of patronizing horror films
Warning to those who love watching horror films. An exorcist priest said patronizing horror films or films that deal with magic and witchcraft is “dangerous” as this could lead to possible demonic possession.

3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise
Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters from across Romania converged outside the parliament building in Bucharest on Sunday as authorities announced new restrictions amid a rise of COVID-19 infections.

Mask mouth causes gum disease, which increases coronavirus death risk by 900%
New research has determined that a person with gum disease who tests “positive” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is nine times more likely to die than a “positive” case without gum disease.

1984: Simply Stunning As People Have Come To Accept This Dystopian Nightmare Of COVID Lockdowns And Isolation As The New Normal
Just like with climate change, the driver is not science and logic, but fuzzy feelings and a globalist agenda that must be adhered to or face the avenging wrath of the true believers and adherents of this weird end times religion. Think of it like the ‘hands up, don’t shoot!’ of the virologists, doesn’t matter if it’s not true, just keep repeating the mantra.

Iranian Militia Group Claims to Have Active Cells in Washington DC: Report 
A Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq posted in English claiming to have a resistance cell with the capacity to target American troops inside the United States, according to a report.

After Finding Shredded Ballots in the Dumpster Earlier Today – A Mysterious Fire Breaks Out at Maricopa County Official’s Farm
The Arizona Maricopa County election coverup continues.  These crooks are doing all they can to obstruct justice and tamper with evidence because they know they can get away with it.

The Hamburg Syndrom from 1979 – All Of This Is Happening Right Now! 
Amazing German video from 1979, portrays covid epidemic today, including mask wearing, passports, and vaccines.

Source: 8 Mar 2021 – Rapture Ready


Headlines – 3/8/2021

New Zealand embraces BDS, divests government fund from Israeli banks

Abbas Battles Fatah Party Discord Ahead of Palestinian Elections

Explosion kills 3 Gaza fishermen, Hamas rocket suspected

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front

Israel Updating Plans for Potential Iran Strike, May ‘Act Independently’: Minister

Israeli jets escort American B-52s during flyby, in show of force to Iran

In wake of Iranian aggression, Pentagon warns US will retaliate

US extends national emergency on Iran, in effect since 1995, by another year

President Joe Biden signals support to replace war power authority in Middle East

Yemen’s Houthis Fire Missiles, Drones at Saudi Oil Facilities

Pope Francis visits churches destroyed by Isis in northern Iraq

‘Peace more powerful than war’, Pope Francis says in Iraq’s ruined city of Mosul

Iraqi government prevents Jews from participating in Pope’s historic visit

Major Oil Shipping Port Targeted in Drone Attack, Missile Targets Aramco Facility: Saudi Officials

Oil Jumps Above $70 After Saudi Arabian Energy Facility Attacked

Afghanistan conflict: US warns of new Taliban ‘spring offensive’

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in explosions in Equatorial Guinea

Violence Continues In Myanmar As Police Enforce Curfew And Occupy Hospitals

Iconic images emerge from Myanmar as nun blocks police from shooting protesters

China urges US to reverse ‘dangerous practice’ on Taiwan

US bombers deployed to Arctic skies from Norway base

Top ICE official warns flood of migrants coming to US will be ‘highest…in over 20 years’

Biden administration rushes to accommodate border surge, with few signs of plans to contain it

Biden calls on Congress to restore Voting Rights Act, signs orders to help expand access

Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Voting Tells Agencies to Push Vote-by-Mail, ‘Combat Misinformation’

Did Eric Swalwell offer vindication for Donald Trump with his lawsuit?

GOP pushes bills to allow social media ‘censorship’ lawsuits

Tsunami scars linger a decade later in Japan

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

New seismic tremor on Reykjanes Peninsula, more than 22,000 earthquakes since February 24, Iceland

Mt Etna volcano in Italy erupts to 35,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts to 12,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Veniaminof volcano in Alaska erupts to 11,000ft

Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone “Niran”

Israel declares 17 beaches safe after oil spill; most still off-limits

Two more women accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior

Cuomo: Nearly 50 New York lawmakers call for governor to either resign or be impeached

Top New York Democrats urge Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment allegations

New York State Senate Leader Calls For Cuomo’s Resignation

Cuomo defiant as top New York lawmakers call on him to quit

Cuomo dismisses calls for resignation as ‘anti-democratic’ but will sign law stripping his emergency Covid powers

Cuomo to Sign Bill Stripping His Emergency COVID-19 Powers

Virus variant races through Italy, especially among children

Europe’s Vaccine Missteps Alarm Stock Investors Around the World

Russian Disinformation Campaign Aims to Undermine Confidence in Pfizer, Other Covid-19 Vaccines, U.S. Officials Say

Study of Aggressive Covid-19 Strain in Brazil Suggests Limits of China Vaccine

2 Dead, 2 in ICU After 83,400 Receive Sinovac Vaccines in Hong Kong

Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death

Experimental vaccine death rate for Israel’s elderly 40 times higher than COVID-19 deaths: researchers

Israeli government said reluctant to finance rapid virus tests for vaccine refusers

COVID-19 pill effective in preliminary testing may be ‘holy grail’ of pandemic, Dr. Marc Siegel says

Swiss voters okay ban on face coverings in public, including burqas and niqabs – exceptions expected to be made for COVID face masks

COVID-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple

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


Apostasy Watch Monday 3-8-21

Daniel Mann – Faith vs Reason or Faith and Reason (Apologetics): A Biblical Examination

Brian Houston Apologizes For Hillsong NYC’s ‘Failings,’ Promises Whistleblower Policy

JD Greear Defends Staff Member Who Had Gay Hookups Online and Looked at Gay Pornography

‘Shaking-Head Prophetess’ Son Calls Her Out On It

Remember the “Sneaky Squid Spirit”? NAR Apostle Reveals Even More Bizarre Spirit

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founders were not Christians

Is John MacArthur’s Story about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination True?

RZIM plans to change name, remove Ravi Zacharias’ content from website

Luke MacDonald, the son of disgraced celebrity pastor, James MacDonald, is launching a new church….

Students for Life releases first list of Christian colleges with ties to Planned Parenthood

Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Transgendering Children

Churches & Other Nonprofits Must Report Salaries Over $1 Million Due to New IRS Rule

Algeria: Two Christians get prison and heavy fine for ‘shaking the faith’ of Muslims with Christian literature

Eritrea releases 21 female Christian prisoners amid accusations of church attacks in neighboring Ethiopia

Source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)