Daily Archives: July 28, 2021

220,000 Member American Postal Workers Union Releases Statement Against Mandatory Vaccinations for Federal Employees – The Last Refuge

One of the reasons why the federal mandate for vaccinations will fail will be the backlash and refusal compliance by the blue-collar workforce.

While the U.S. ideological media will downplay the scale of power within the middle-class and blue-collar workforce, they know the true power exists. The team behind Biden might poke this bear to test a reaction, but they will not dare confront it directly. They know that.  WE know that.

The 220,000 members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) released a statement saying the federal government has no business attempting to force vaccinate the workforce. This union will not be the only one… watch:

PRESS RELEASE – Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees.

Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.

Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace must be negotiated with the APWU. At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers. (link)

— Read on theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/07/29/220000-member-american-postal-workers-union-releases-statement-against-mandatory-vaccinations-for-federal-employees/

Undeniable Proof that the Bible is True — Daily Declaration

Many today assume that believing the Bible involves blind faith. But what if there was a way to prove that the Bible isn’t just a bunch of fairy tales, but the words of the living God?

There is.

Bible prophecy provides powerful evidence that there is a God, and that He inspired what has become the most read, best-selling, most opposed, and most translated book of all time.

Prophecy is the ‘forth-telling’ of God’s plan of redemption of humanity. And one of its most outstanding features is that it is often — quite literally — a record of events before they happen. Much of Bible prophecy is history written in advance.

What makes this possible is that the Bible’s author is timeless. God can see all of history laid out at once, much like someone watching a pageant from a helicopter instead of the street. Those at ground level see only a few floats at a time, but the perspective from above enables the viewer to see it all at once. God is the same with the events of history. There are no surprises to Him.

In the book of Isaiah, God even invites us to test His claim to be God on His ability to foretell the future:

“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”
— Isaiah 46:9-10

So let’s take the test and see if God really did record history before it happened. The twelve passages below are taken word-for-word from the Old Testament (NKJV), which was written hundreds of years before Jesus walked the dusty roads of Palestine.

As you read them, keep in mind that as a matter of recorded history, the Old Testament was translated into Greek in the city of Alexandria, Egypt, from 270BC until about 130BC. It obviously had to exist by that time in order for it to be translated! This rules out any possibility that the passages below were forged after the event and made to look like prophecy.

Also consider that the New Testament, which records the fulfilment of these prophecies, is by far the best-attested book of ancient literature, with some 25,000 manuscripts still in existence today, spanning from the second through to the fifteenth century.

1. God Will Become a Man

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
and the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
— Isaiah 9:6

The idea that God would become a human being was not invented during or after Jesus’ lifetime. This prophecy — written 700 years before Jesus — clearly foretold the day when a child would be born who would be known as ‘Mighty God’. That is exactly who Jesus claimed, and demonstrated himself, to be.

2. Messiah Born to a Virgin

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
— Isaiah 7:14

Immanuel literally means God with us, clearly indicating God’s plan to step into history as a human being. Though the idea of a virgin mother may seem strange to us, it seems to be God’s way of saying that the Messiah did not have two human parents — but rather one human and one divine, making him both fully man and fully God.

3. Messiah Born at Bethlehem

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.”
— Micah 5:2

During the time of Jesus’ birth, Israel was under the iron fist of the Roman Empire, and the Caesar (Augustus) held a census of the empire, requiring all families to return to the place of their father’s birth to register. For Joseph — Jesus’ legal father — that was the small city of Bethlehem. So even though Jesus grew up in Nazareth, that census essentially forced him to be born in Bethlehem, just as God had foretold!

4. The ‘Sceptre’ Departs from Judah

“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.”
— Genesis 49:10

For centuries, Jewish and Christian commentators have recognised the name Shiloh as a title for the expected Messiah. Therefore, this prophecy states that after Judah loses its sceptre — its judicial power over life and death — the Messiah would soon arrive.

Historical sources affirm that the Roman authorities indeed took from Judah, like many other provinces under the Roman Empire, the right to enforce capital punishment. This occurred in about AD 7.

In response to this, Jewish leaders wore sackcloth and covered their heads in ashes, mourning, “Woe unto us, for the scepter has been taken from Judah, and the Messiah has not appeared!” thinking that God’s own Word had been broken. Little did they know that growing up in the nearby district of Galilee was a young man named Jesus.

5. Messiah Preceded by a Messenger

“‘Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
— Malachi 3:1

Heralding Jesus’ coming was a man known in the Bible and in non-biblical sources as John the Baptist. His message to the people of Judea was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”, boldly announcing the arrival of the Messiah, just as this prophecy foretold.

6. Astonishing 173,880-Day Prophecy

“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.”
— Daniel 9:25-26

Just as in English our word decade means ten years, so in Hebrew, the word used here for weeks (‘shebuah’) means a period of seven years.

Seven weeks of years (49 years) and sixty-two weeks of years (434 years) were expected to pass between the command to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the arrival of the Messiah. That gives us a total of 483 years, or 173,880 days (according to the 360-day Jewish calendar).

The command to rebuild Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes Longimanus on March 14, 445BC. Exactly 173,880 days later, on April 6, AD 32, a man named Jesus Christ, worshipped as the Messiah, entered Jerusalem riding a donkey!

This prophecy also warned that after the Messiah’s death, the temple would be destroyed. This occurred in AD 70, during the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and it has never been rebuilt. Therefore the Messiah had to arrive before that time, which indeed he did.

7. Messiah Struck, Shamed and Abused

“I gave My back to those who struck Me,
and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”
— Isaiah 50:6

During Jesus’ interrogation by the Jewish leaders, he was spat on, beaten and struck, and then after being sent to the Roman authorities for sentencing, he was scourged. Scourging was a Roman form of punishment that involved repeated blows to the victim’s back with a multiple-lashed whip which had small hard objects embedded in the ends, such as broken pottery and metal, so that the flesh was torn on impact. Jesus was also beaten and spat at on his climb to Golgotha as he carried the cross.

8. The Crucifixion Scene

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? …

All those who see Me ridicule Me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, “He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”…

I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it has melted within Me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
— Psalm 22:1, 7-8, 14-18

In Jesus’ day, the Psalms weren’t numbered. Rather, they were identified by the first line, which in the case of Psalm 22 was My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? When Jesus shouted these words from the cross (Matthew 27:46), he was drawing attention to Psalm 22, which is a detailed description of his death, written over a thousand years beforehand.

This Psalm described in advance many aspects of Jesus’ crucifixion, including the ridicule of those standing by: “If He is the King of Israel let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted God; let Him deliver Him…” (Matthew 27:42-43); the extreme thirst that Jesus suffered (John 19:28); the casting of lots for his clothing (John 19:24); and most remarkably, crucifixion — a method of execution in which the hands and feet were pierced. When Psalm 22 was written, the Romans hadn’t even invented crucifixion yet!

9. Messiah Given Vinegar and Gall to Drink

“You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonour; my adversaries are all before You. Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They also gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.”
— Psalm 69:19-21

It is remarkable that these are the two things that were offered to Jesus as he hung on the cross (Matthew 27:34). Gall was given as a narcotic to deaden pain, but Jesus refused to take more after tasting it, as he was committed to taking the full blow of our punishment upon himself.

10. The Sin-Bearing Messiah

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation?

For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked — but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth…

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
— Isaiah 53:4-9, 12

This passage is so embarrassing to many Orthodox Jews today that in their yearly reading schedules, synagogues go out of their way to avoid reading Isaiah 53!

Even though it was written around 700 years before the cross, this chapter reads like a running commentary of Jesus’ death. Jesus was wounded, bruised, scourged, and killed, and the entire New Testament agrees that he did so in our place — he bore the sins of the world, and our punishment for them, upon himself. Jesus was silent before his accusers (Matthew 27:12), he submitted himself to death (Philippians 2:8), and was buried in a rich man’s tomb (Matthew 27:57-60). And he endured all of these things to reconcile us back to God.

11. Mourning for the ‘Pierced One’

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
— Zechariah 12:10

The “Me” is God speaking. In the Hebrew text, between the words Me and whom the letters aleph and tau are found. These are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. So this passage could be read, “they will look on me, the Alpha and the Omega, whom they pierced…” The Alpha and the Omega is a familiar title of God in the New Testament.

So just in case we missed it in the other prophecies, God foretold that He Himself would be pierced (crucified), revealing that Jesus truly is God manifest in the flesh.

12. Messiah Raised to Life

“For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.”
— Psalm 16:10

Sheol is Hebrew for the grave. The Holy One would suffer death, but he would not remain in the grave. The resurrection is the clinching evidence that Jesus was not just a man — he was God with us — and death couldn’t hold him down.

The resurrection, though it is rejected today by so many because of the modern world’s bias towards naturalism, is the only plausible explanation for all of the evidencesupplied to us from history.

If the disciples attempted to forge the resurrection as a hoax upon the world, there is no way that 10 out of 12 of them would be willing to suffer death for something they knew was a lie. That they did die as martyrs strongly suggests that they believed their own claims about Jesus’ victory over the grave.

Confucius’s, Mohammad’s, and Buddha’s tombs are today occupied. The tomb of Jesus of Nazareth is empty. He is risen!

[Photo by Nothing Ahead from Pexels]

Undeniable Proof that the Bible is True — Daily Declaration

TONY KORETZ of aminutetomidnite Asks the MOST Important Question: WHY Do SO FEW People on Planet Earth Not See the Medical Dictatorship Which is Rising — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Brethren, we are seeing much of the world jumping on the Covid Bandwagon, giddy with excitement, and harsh with those who do not wish to get the jab. We are even seeing well known Prophecy Update individuals urging their viewers to “Go ahead and get the jab!”

Are we close to Tribulation? Are we close to Antichrist being revealed?

Watch this excellent video from aminutetomidnite (Tony Koretz) joined by Leo Hohmann and please do pass this on.

FROM AMINUTETOMIDNITE.COM

MARANATHA!!

TONY KORETZ of aminutetomidnite Asks the MOST Important Question: WHY Do SO FEW People on Planet Earth Not See the Medical Dictatorship Which is Rising — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

More Cowbell! Federal Reserve Officials Decide That More Inflation Is The Answer — The Economic Collapse

Someone please make the madness stop.  Many years ago, when Saturday Night Live was still actually funny, comedian Will Ferrell starred in a skit that was entitled “More Cowbell”.  To this day, it remains one of the most famous skits in comedy history, and that is because it was absolutely hilarious.  If you have never seen it, you can find it right here.  Unfortunately for all of us, the Federal Reserve is now doing their own version of “More Cowbell”, but it isn’t funny at all.  At this point, Fed officials sound like a broken record, because month after month they just keep telling us that the answer to our growing economic problems is even more inflation.  They have completely gone off the deep end, but since most Americans are illiterate when it comes to economics hardly anyone is objecting.

Earlier today, I received an alarming email from one of my readers.  This particular reader was quite alarmed that the price of her favorite juice just went up three dollars, and I would have loved to tell her that these price increases are just “temporary” and that everything will go back to normal soon.

But I couldn’t do that, because that isn’t the truth.

On Wednesday, Fed officials once again voted to continue flooding the financial system with giant mountains of fresh cash

The Federal Reserve open market committee has voted unanimously to continue the central bank’s easy money policies, again dismissing soaring inflation as ‘transitory’ and saying COVID-19 still poses risks to the economy.

The 11-member committee voted on Wednesday to keep the federal funds rate near zero and continue flooding the market with money through massive bond purchases ‘until substantial further progress’ is made on boosting employment.

“$120 billion a month in bond purchases” may sound boring to most Americans, but if people really understood what this was doing to our standard of living they would be protesting in the streets tomorrow morning.

On average, the Federal Reserve is pumping more than a billion dollars into our financial system every single hour.

This sort of thing is only supposed to be done during a major emergency.  The very first time that “quantitative easing” was used on a large scale was during the last financial crisis, and now it has basically become something that the Fed just does all the time.

As I discussed yesterday, the size of the Fed balance sheet has roughly doubled during this pandemic.  Of course this was going to cause inflation to spike.

On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell openly admittedthat “inflation could turn out to be higher and more persistent than we expected”.

Ya think?

But Powell also continued to insist that in the long-term inflation would go back down to 2 percent

Indicators of long-term inflation expectations appear broadly consistent with our longer-run inflation goal of 2%. If we saw signs that the path of inflation or longer-term inflation expectations were moving materially and persistently beyond levels consistent with our goal, we’d be prepared to adjust the stance of policy.

What in the world is he smoking?

Does he actually believe that we can flood the system with trillions and trillions of fresh dollars and keep inflation down to about 2 percent at the same time?

If so, he should see a mental health professional immediately.

Right now, prices are skyrocketing all around us.  Earlier today, I came across an article that discussed how farmers are hurting because the price of hay has gone up by about 20 percent

Local prices for large bales of hay — small bales are significantly more expensive — are shaping up to be around $210 a ton, DeRuwe said, around 20% more than the average year.

Yesterday, I discussed the fact that home prices are up 23 percent over the past year.

Apparently home prices are not yet high enough, because Fed officials want to flood the system with even more money.

Used car prices are up more than 45 percent over the past year.  In many cases, used cars are now selling for more than they were when they were brand new.

What we are now witnessing is completely and utterly insane, but the Fed is not the only one to blame.

Our politicians in Washington have been spending money like mad, and now another gigantic spending package is being discussed.

Fortunately, there is at least one Democrat in the Senatethat thinks that Joe Biden’s 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure package is just too big…

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Wednesday came out in opposition to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending blueprint, virtually ensuring her party would be forced to make substantial cuts to get her on board.

In a statement to The Arizona Republic, the moderate Democrat said while she supported efforts to bolster the country’s economic competitiveness in an infrastructure plan, she believed the bill was too large.

In the end, we may see a package that is only about a trillion dollars in size.

But that is still utter madness.

Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased the size of our national debt by five trillion dollars, and now our politicians in Washington want to borrow and spend more giant mountains of money.

Earlier today, I came across an article about a “two-headed snake”

An incredible video captures the moment a two-headed snake called Ben and Jerry devours two mice in each of is fanged mouths.

Reptile enthusiast Brian Barczyk shared the clip to his Instagram account, which shows each of the heads slowly chomping down on a pair of dead mice.

The two-headed reptile is the result of a phenomenon known as bicephaly, which occurs from the incomplete splitting of an embryo.

When I read that, I immediately thought about our current situation.

These days, the Federal Reserve and our politicians in Washington have become a “two-headed snake” that is relentlessly devouring our financial future.

If we stay on the path that we are on, there is no future for our country.

But it has become obvious that our leaders are not going to change.

Every time a new crisis erupts, their “solution” will be to create, borrow and spend even more money.

This “More Cowbell” approach to managing the economy is literally insane, but there will be no turning back now.

More Cowbell! Federal Reserve Officials Decide That More Inflation Is The Answer — The Economic Collapse

CNN Leading the Charge In All-Out War Against The Unvaccinated With ‘No Vax, No Service’ Campaign Designed To Force You To Be Injected Against Your Will — Now The End Begins

While Liberals demand the unvaccinated be placed in economic ghettos, the very same people are allowing COVID infected illegal immigrants to stream across our open border, spreading deadly COVID germs in dozens of towns and cities across America. This is America in 2021.

On CNN yesterday, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo looked into the camera and said that unvaccinated people have no right to remain unvaccinated, and that if they refuse to submit them they need to be shut out of society. No restaurants, no access to the grocery store for food for their family, no access to anything. What does that remind you of? 17 months into this takeover by the New World Order, and things are only heating up. We told you this was coming, hope you’re ready for it.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJB)

This end times insanity is not limited to the false news purveyors at CNN, it is coming from every quarter of the Biden administration, with the rhetoric growing more intense by the hour. Literally. At the same time you have Liberals demanding the unvaccinated be placed in economic ghettos, the very same people are allowing COVID infected illegal immigrants to stream across our open border, spreading deadly COVID germs in dozens of towns and cities across America. This is America in 2021. You better make sure you’re right with the Lord because you’re going to meet Him sooner than you think.

NURSING HOME KILLER ANDREW CUOMO SAYS WE NEED TO ‘PUT PEOPLE IN A CAR’ AND ‘DRIVE THEM TO GET COVID VACCINE IN THEIR ARM, THAT IS THE MISSION’

Restaurants now telling unvaccinated customers, ‘No vax, no service’ as delta variant spreads

FROM MARKET WATCH: As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the U.S., a growing number of dining and drinking establishments are turning unvaccinated customers away, saying their businesses can’t risk possibly exposing patrons and staff to the virus.

But these “No Vax, No Service” decisions have sparked controversy, with anti-vaccination groups and individuals saying they constitute a violation of civil rights. Some states, such as Florida and Texas, have also enacted laws that essentially prevent private businesses from imposing these bans on the unvaccinated.

The bars and restaurants putting the vaccine requirements in place range from individually owned ones to small chains. In San Francisco, a local bar-owner organization representing more than 300 establishments, announced Monday that it’s calling for bar customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter bars. Patrons who don’t meet the requirement will be allowed to sit outside at local drinking spots.

CNN Leading the Charge In All-Out War Against The Unvaccinated With ‘No Vax, No Service’ Campaign Designed To Force You To Be Injected Against Your Will — Now The End Begins

Border Crisis Report — VCY America

Date:  July 28, 2021 
Host:  Jim Schneider 
​Guest:  Mark Krikorian 
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https://embed.sermonaudio.com/player/a/728212045162751/

Why does it seem that any attempts at reasonable border policy designed to protect America is systematically being undone by the current administration?  For example, yesterday President Biden released a 21 point plan to process asylum claims and bypass immigration courts.  Tens of thousands who have entered the U.S. illegally are reportedly being released without court dates.  

Joining Jim to give Crosstalk listeners an update on this issue was Mark Krikorian.  Mark is a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues serving as the Executive Director of Center for Immigration Studies.  They are an independent, non-partisan research organization examining and critiquing the impact of immigration on the United States.  He’s testified numerous times before Congress and has published articles in many outlets.

So what are the current numbers concerning those crossing the border illegally as opposed to how many are being returned?  According to Mark, since President Biden was inaugurated, we’ve had between 150,000 and 190,000 illegal immigrants arrested at the border.  Some of them have been arrested several times.  

The adult males were turned around and sent home.  Then there are those who are released into the U.S.  This includes the adults who bring children with them.  These minors (most of them teenagers) had their parents pay others to have them smuggled to the border.  At that point they cross on their own and therefore are listed as unaccompanied minors.

Mark said they’re not really sure, but the number of those formally released into the U.S. stands at about 200,000 so far this year.  Most will not get asylum and will simply become illegal aliens.

There was a report this week that about 50,000 individuals were released by the Biden administration without even receiving a court date.  They were released with a piece of paper asking them to turn themselves in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) when they’d get to their destination.  Mark indicated that around 85% never did. 

Things have become so crazy that this administration was actually hoping that the numbers would drop once the temperatures went up.  Instead, the numbers went up in June so there’s no reason to think that the July numbers will be lower.

Believe it or not, it gets worse.  After an illegal alien obtains their notice-to- appear, if they don’t show up, the judge can order that they be deported.  However, if they’re found, they don’t need to go back to court.  They’re told they’re in the system and that they’ve been deported.  The problem is that if they aren’t given a court date, and they’re let go and don’t show up, ICE has to find them (Mark says they’re not even allowed to look for them now) and give them the court date!  Then when they don’t show up, ICE has to find them again to throw them out!

This is just a small portion of an information-packed broadcast that will get you up to speed on this topic.  Hear much more, including what listeners had to say, when you review this edition of Crosstalk. 

More Information

cis.org

Border Crisis Report — VCY America

July 28 Evening Quotes of The Day

“They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait”
Psalm 130:5–6; Matthew 11:29–30

God does not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts. Who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o’er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait.

JOHN MILTON

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

Live Crucified with Christ, Inwardly and Outwardly
Romans 6:6; Galatians 2:19–20

Inwardly and outwardly live always crucified with Christ, and you will attain unto peace and contentment of spirit, and in your patience you shall possess your soul.

JOHN OF THE CROSS

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

He Lowers to Raise — VCY America

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. (1 Samuel 2:7)

All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made poor, and let me as heartily praise Him. When we go down in the world, it is of the Lord, and so we may take it patiently: when we rise in the world, it is of the Lord, and we may accept it thankfully. In any case, the Lord hath done it, and it is well.

It seems that Jehovah’s way is to lower those whom He means to raise and to strip those whom He intends to clothe. If it is His way, it is the wisest and best way. If I am now enduring the bringing low, I may well rejoice, because I see in it the preface to the lifting up. The more we are humbled by grace, the more we shall be exalted in glory. That impoverishment which will be overruled for our enrichment is to be welcomed.

O Lord, Thou has taken me down of late and made me feel my insignificance and sin. It is not a pleasant experience, but I pray Thee make it a profitable one to me. Oh, that Thou wouldst thus fit me to bear a greater weight of delight and of usefulness; and when I am ready for it, then grant it to me, for Christ’s sake! Amen.

He Lowers to Raise — VCY America

Never Giving In — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV)

Never give in! The testing of your faith is more precious than gold…Now is the time to fight the good fight of faith.

Never give in! You are not alone in your trials and temptations…He is with you and will make a way of escape.

Never give in! Someone is praying…Jesus is before the Mercy Seat making intercession on your behalf.

Never give in! Heaven’s resources are yours…He will make all grace abound toward you.

Never give in! You can live beyond yourself…God’s strength is made perfect in weakness.

Never give in! The power of God is almighty…Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world.

Never give in! The hard times will not last forever…Nothing can compare to what God has prepared for you.

By Roy Lessin
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  Stepping Into a Personal Revival
•   Why I need to Press the ‘Reset Button’ – confessing sin is like a reset button in our relationship with God
•  Salvation Explained

Never Giving In — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

When God Asks ‘Why’ — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

A few months ago, I found myself pouring my heart out before the Lord in a way I hadn’t done in a very long time. A long list of trying circumstances and the question “Why?” characterized that prayer.

But as I prayed, I sensed God asking me the same thing.

Why?

Lord, I’ve been working so hard!”

His answer thundered in a quiet rebuke: Why? I clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven. Will I not much more clothe you?
(Matthew 6:29)

Lord, I’m exhausted.”

Again, Why? Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

Lord, I want to fix him/her.”

Why? And like His words to Peter, “What is that to you? You follow me.” (John 21:22)

Lord, I can’t do this task You’ve given me.”

Why? Your help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)

That day I learned a valuable lesson about prayer and faith.

For every complaint we pour out before the Lord, His Word holds a promise, laced with God’s character that beckons us to trust.

When your prayers become filled with “me” and unbelief, let His answer be, “Why?”

And trust a promise.

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62:8)

By Bethany Hayes
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  What the Lord Values
•  HE IS!  A great poem
•  Salvation Explained

When God Asks ‘Why’ — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

July 28 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

The Bible Applied to the Heart
Psalm 119:9; Luke 10:26; John 5:39; 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16–17

The Bible applied to the heart by the Holy Ghost is the chief means by which men are built up and established in the faith, after their conversion. It is able to cleanse them, to sanctify them, to instruct them in righteousness, and to furnish them thoroughly for all good works.

J. C. RYLE*

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

Leading Christ into One’s House
Matthew 26:40, 43; Mark 14:37, 40; Luke 22:45

I, unhappy and poorest of men, how shall I lead You into my house, I who scarcely can spend a half hour devoutly—would that I could spend even that as I ought!

THOMAS À KEMPIS*

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

Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Challenge or Invalidate the New Testament? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E20) — Cold Case Christianity

Does the existence of non-canonical gospels invalidate the claims of the New Testament about Jesus? What motivated the non-canonical authors to write these ancient documents, and what does this motivation tell us about the reliability of the non-canonical stories about Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and Saturday! In addition, here is the audio podcast (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast is located on iTunes or our RSS Feed):

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For more information about the impact Jesus and His followers had on science, read Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. This unique and innovative book makes a case for the historicity and Deity of Jesus from history alone, without relying on the New Testament manuscripts. It contains over 400 illustrations and is accompanied by a ten-session Person of Interest DVD Set (and Investigator’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Challenge or Invalidate the New Testament? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E20) — Cold Case Christianity

28 Jul 2021 News Briefing

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Putin brags of hypersonic nukes that ‘can locate any enemy and inflict inevitable strike’
Putin said, “Russia, in the shortest possible time, took its rightful place among the leading maritime powers, went through a colossal path of development from a modest Petrovsky boat to powerful ships of the ocean zone and nuclear-powered missile submarines, acquired effective long-range and short-range naval aviation, reliable coastal defense systems and the latest hypersonic high-precision weapons systems that still have no analogs in the world, which we are constantly and successfully improving.”

Two Koreas Exchange Letters, Agree To “Recover Trust” In Potential Opening For Biden
By Trump’s last year in office it seemed whatever positive rapport and communications window he had built up with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was being lost as momentum toward potential nuclear talks stalled and ground to a halt. And as yet there’s been no signs of movement toward any sort of opening under the Biden administration, however, on Tuesday a fresh development may suggest a breakthrough could be on the horizon as the North and South’s leaders have exchanged letters pledging they will “restore relations”.

GOP Lawmakers Blast Biden’s Coronavirus Surrender: Americans ‘Have Had Enough of Biden and Fauci’s Fake Science’
“If vaccines work…then why do people who have the vaccine need to now wear masks?” Peter Doocy of Fox News asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who was unable to sufficiently answer the question.

‘It Was About Checking The Government, Not Anti-Blackness’: Black Gun Owners Respond To ACLU’s Claim Second Amendment Is Racist
Founder of Black Guns Matter Maj Toure told the Daily Caller claims the Second Amendment is racist is a tactic to “brainwash black people into believing that having the means to defend themselves is nefarious.” “I think gun control is racist, not the Second Amendment,” Toure said.

Benny Gantz’s message to the citizens of Iran
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday in a special interview with the BBC in Persian that “the Iranian nuclear project is a threat to world peace and the peace of the region, and also to the security of the State of Israel.” “We have capabilities and means that I will not be able to elaborate on, and we are highly prepared to ensure that Iran does not have nuclear weapons. I am sure that the Iranian regime is also aware of some of Israel’s capabilities,” he added.

Two dead, several missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site
A fire at the Chempark site, which includes chemicals companies Bayer and Lanxess, had been extinguished after an explosion at 9.40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT), park operator Currenta said. “We are deeply shaken by the tragic death of one colleague,” Chempark chief Lars Friedrich said in a series of tweets, adding that four more people were missing.

Iran claims it arrested Mossad agents, seized weapons
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed that it has arrested a network of Mossad agents and seized a heavy shipment of weapons and ammunition after they entered Iran through its western border, according to Fars News Agency.

Swastika carved into US State Department elevator
A swastika was found on Monday inside an elevator at the State Department building, near the office of the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, Axios first reported on Tuesday. The website also obtained a photo of the swastika, etched into the wall of elevator 36. It has since been removed.

Iranian defector Mollaei dedicates Tokyo judo silver to Israel
Mollaei, who represents Mongolia, claimed his first Olympic medal two years after fleeing his native Iran after the country’s judo union tried to pressure him to deliberately lose in the semifinals of the 2019 world championships in Tokyo to avoid facing Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final.

Researchers find 110 more secret Chinese nuclear missile silos under construction
New satellite images analyzed by nuclear arms researchers revealed that China is preparing a second field for up to 110 new missile silos capable of housing nuclear-capable weapons. The discovery adds to another 119 silos discovered earlier this year, and form what researchers described this week as “the most significant expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal ever.”

Lockheed Martin, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems create new laser weapon
Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will work together to develop a ground-based laser weapons system, the companies announced on Tuesday. The two companies signed a Principles of Cooperation agreement stating that they will “also explore opportunities to market this system in the US,” read a statement released by Lockheed Martin.

France Lashes Out At Iran – “Risks Jeopardizing” Stalled Nuclear Talks
Comes as White House mulls new sanctions to “choke off Iran’s swelling crude-oil sales to China”…

DOJ Vaccine mandates Now Legal
DOJ vaccine mandates are legal as of July 26, 2021. The Department of Justice (DOJ) determined that federal law will not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID vaccines under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization With the DOJ vaccine mandates, public places, retail stores, places of business (your job) can require covid vaccines if they wish.

Tropical Storm “Nepartak” approaching Japan, landfall expected close to Sendai, Tohoku Region
Tropical Storm “Nepartak” — the 8th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season — is heading toward the eastern coast of Honshu, Japan. Landfall is expected in an area close to Sendai City, Tohoku Region around midnight UTC on July 28, 2021, with maximum sustained winds up to 85 km/h (53 mph).

Thousands of animals perish, 1 500 people evacuate as massive wildfires ravage Sardinia, Italy
1 500 people have been forced to evacuate parts of south-western Sardinia, Italy after devastating wildfires fueled by strong and hot winds rapidly spread through parts of the island over the weekend, July 24 and 25, 2021. Regional governor described the wildfires as unprecedented in Sardinia’s history.

Human-animal hybrids: Senate approves billions of dollars for their chilling creation
After a long debate, The Senate approved with 68–32 votes a budget of $250 billion to continue with the controversial creation of hybrid beings by mixing human and animal genetic material. The bill called the “Endless Frontier Act,” was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, according to Life Site on June 14.

Vaccinated people account for 75% of coronavirus infections in Singapore
Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the last four weeks, putting a dent in the country’s vaccination program.

UK government unleashes food police social credit score system modeled after communist China
The allegedly “conservative” government of the United Kingdom is introducing a new communist China-style social credit score app that will allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police the eating habits of Brits and award those who consume the most government-approved food.

Chicago Juveniles Arrested for Carjackings Nearly Doubled in 2021
The number of juveniles arrested for carjackings during the first half of 2021 in Chicago nearly doubled compared to the same time last year, according to police arrest records obtained by The Epoch Times.

CDC Does ‘About Face’ And Now Says That Fully Vaccinated People Are Not Safe Without Wearing Masks Indoors
They want you to ‘trust the science’ but act in ways that are decidedly anti-scientific as they appear to be simply guessing their way through this pandemic. They want you to agree to be injected with an experimental vaccine that, as of this writing, remains unapproved by the FDA, and then tell you to ignore the myriad deaths and adverse reactions caused by the vaccine.

Russia Producing Two New ‘Doomsday Planes’ As Mobile Command Centers In Event Of Nuclear War
Equipped to evacuate president & top brass, who can communicate nuclear launch orders…

Most Americans don’t realize that each new day brings us a little bit closer to war 
After more than a year of committing scientific fraud to push false “positives” via PCR testing, the CDC has announced it is withdrawing the RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel on December 31st of this year:

Canadian Doctor Blows Whistle on Neurological Side Effects of Moderna Vaccine in First Nations Indigenous Patients 
A rural Canadian family doctor has stepped forward to blow the whistle on serious neurological adverse effects from the Moderna Messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine he has witnessed in his First Nations indigenous patients.

Canadian doctor warns the worst is ‘yet to come’ from blood clotting damage linked to COVID-19 shots
“And so, I’m still trying to accumulate more information. But on the ones I have so far, 62 percent of them have evidence of clotting, which means that these blood clots are not rare. It means that the majority of people are getting blood clots that they have no idea that they’re even having,” said Dr. Charles Hoffe of Lytton, British Columbia, in an interview with Vancouver-based Christian broadcaster Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson last week.

BREAKING! 78 Missing Children Found in New Mexico
A multi-agency operation, led by U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), results in the recovery and/or location of 78 missing minors in the past two months in the area.

Source: 28 Jul 2021 – Rapture Ready

Joy Behar from “The View” says that the next step may have to be threatening Americans from their freedoms unless they get vaccinatedPosted: 28 Jul 2021 07:44 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – Joy Behar, from ABC’s The View, is the latest tv personality to suggests that Americans who refuse to get vaccinated should lose the freedoms they have. She recently stated:“I just saw this morning that the CDC is now saying that even vaccinated people should be wearing masks indoor which I have been doing when I go to the supermarket, et cetera. Here is the thing about mandates, we have given them lottery tickets, we have given people incentives all over the place, football tickets, Krispy Kremes.Continue reading Joy Behar from “The View” says that the next step may have to be threatening Americans from their freedoms unless they get vaccinated at End Time Headlines.
Stunned plane passenger films ‘shape-shifting’ UFO hovering ‘30,000 ft’ in the airPosted: 28 Jul 2021 07:27 AM PDT(ETH) – According to a report from the Daily Star, a plane passenger was recently left stunned after video recording what appears to be a “shape-shifting” object flying tens of thousands of feet above the ground.Conspiracy theorist “Disclose Screen The Grimreefar” shared the footage to his YouTube channel. It was sent in by a German tourist onboard a plane who claimed the UFO was traveling alongside for seven minutes.Continue reading Stunned plane passenger films ‘shape-shifting’ UFO hovering ‘30,000 ft’ in the air at End Time Headlines.
Former Worship Leader Michael Gungor sets off social media firestorm and labeled a heretic after ‘Christ’ commentPosted: 28 Jul 2021 07:19 AM PDT(OPINION) CL – Michael Gungor, who is one-half of the popular band Gungor, wrote a Twitter post on Friday, July 23, that ignited a furor of over 2600 comments. Gungor stated that Jesus is not only Christ, but Buddha, Muhammad, people, and the church body are also Christ.In the resulting uproar, many commenters expressed disgust and dismay at Gungor’s comments, adding that they had sung his songs during worship services.Continue reading Former Worship Leader Michael Gungor sets off social media firestorm and labeled a heretic after ‘Christ’ comment at End Time Headlines.
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announces that the days of the vaccine being “voluntary” is over and it’s time for it to be mandatedPosted: 28 Jul 2021 07:05 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio just announced on MSNBC that the time for voluntarily getting the COVID vaccine is now over. “We’ve got to shake people at this point and say, ‘Come on, now,’” he said.“We could not have been more kind and compassionate as a country — free testing, everywhere you turn, incentives, friendly warm embrace.” De Blasio went on to say “The voluntary phase is over,” he declared.Continue reading NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announces that the days of the vaccine being “voluntary” is over and it’s time for it to be mandated at End Time Headlines.
Another lake in the Western U.S. has just dropped to record low water levelsPosted: 28 Jul 2021 06:52 AM PDT(ETH) – According to a new report from NBC News, water levels in the southern part of Utah’s Great Salt Lake have dropped to their lowest levels ever recorded, and experts say conditions at the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere will decline further as extreme drought chokes nearly the entire state.The U.S. Geological Survey announced Saturday that average daily water levels dropped by about an inch below the previous record of 4,191.4 feet above sea level, which was recorded in 1963.Continue reading Another lake in the Western U.S. has just dropped to record low water levels at End Time Headlines.
CNN’s Don Lemon says the unvaccinated shouldn’t be allowed in grocery stores, sporting events or even at workPosted: 28 Jul 2021 06:37 AM PDT(OPINION) Todd Starnes – No Shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service. That’s what CNN’s Don Lemon is calling for. The CNN anchor started his show Monday with controversy, stating that anyone who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine should be banned from supermarkets, ball games, and offices.“I’m sure a lot of people are not gonna agree with this,” Lemon began his show, “but don’t get the vaccine, you can’t go to the supermarket.Continue reading CNN’s Don Lemon says the unvaccinated shouldn’t be allowed in grocery stores, sporting events or even at work at End Time Headlines.
DOJ declares vaccine mandates can be legal under the guise of a “Health Emergency”Posted: 27 Jul 2021 07:05 PM PDT(ETH) – Federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines that are under emergency use authorization, the Department of Justice concluded in an opinion according to a report from Fox News.Three major government entities – the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California, and New York City – said Monday they would require some or all of their government employees to get vaccinated or be tested weekly.Continue reading DOJ declares vaccine mandates can be legal under the guise of a “Health Emergency” at End Time Headlines.
Fox News star says the unvaccinated should be banned from Restaurants and CollegesPosted: 27 Jul 2021 06:29 PM PDTOPINION (Todd Starnes) – Fox News Channel star Geraldo Rivera attacked Americans who have legitimate concerns about the China Virus vaccine. “If you are unvaccinated and you are going around untested, you are an arrogant, selfish, s.o.b.,” Geraldo said on Fox News. If you are unvaccinated you should at least get tested every week on your own, he went on to say.Geraldo just had another absolute meltdown on live TV, says those who are unvaccinated should be “banned” from “restaurants,” “businesses,” and “colleges:””If you’re unvaccinated… you are an arrogant, selfish SOB.” pic.twitter.com/0GCRrGZEBI— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2021“Understand why you are banned from the VA, why you are banned from restaurants, why you are banned from other businesses and colleges increasingly,” he said.Continue reading Fox News star says the unvaccinated should be banned from Restaurants and Colleges at End Time Headlines.
Biden set to announce mandated vaccinations across federal governmentPosted: 27 Jul 2021 02:53 PM PDT(ETH) – According to a new report from CNN, President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a series of new steps, including incentives, in an attempt to spur new vaccinations as the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the country.Continue reading Biden set to announce mandated vaccinations across federal government at End Time Headlines.
10 disasters that has gripped the world in the past few monthsPosted: 27 Jul 2021 02:40 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – This is a summer that none of us will ever forget. There has been one apocalyptic disaster after another, and we haven’t even reached the halfway point yet. At the same time, that historic flooding has been absolutely devastating parts of Europe and China, unprecedented heat, drought, and wildfires have been hitting portions of North and South America extremely hard.On top of all that, countless numbers of birds are suddenly dropping dead, hundreds of millions of sea creatures have been wiped out, the COVID pandemic is experiencing a major resurgence and we are starting to see famine break out in parts of Africa.Continue reading 10 disasters that has gripped the world in the past few months at End Time Headlines.
Sydney, Australia is about to go into another COVID lockdown and it could be for monthsPosted: 27 Jul 2021 12:31 PM PDTAccording to a new report from the Daily Mail, Millions of Sydneysiders are now preparing for at least another four weeks in lockdown with an announcement set to be made by Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday.Health officials reportedly made the decision in crunch crisis talks on Tuesday, after a record 172 new cases were announced. New South Wales Health flagged a further 49 venues in a late-night public health alert on Tuesday, including 13 supermarkets.Continue reading Sydney, Australia is about to go into another COVID lockdown and it could be for months at End Time Headlines.
Violence in South Africa continues to spiral out of control producing food and fuel shortagesPosted: 27 Jul 2021 12:10 PM PDT(ETH) – Food and fuel shortages in South Africa have grown so severe amid deadly rioting and looting that some on the front lines are considering cannibalism, according to a report from the NYP.“We are on the verge of eating each other,” community leader Nhlanhla Lux told the Financial Times as he and a group of other armed men dug in to defend the Maponya Mall in Soweto from looters.Continue reading Violence in South Africa continues to spiral out of control producing food and fuel shortages at End Time Headlines.

Exclusive—Republicans Hammer Biden Administration on Disarray Over Coronavirus

Droves of Republican lawmakers hammered President Joe Biden and his administration for their disarray over their public failure on the Chinese coronavirus.

Source: Exclusive—Republicans Hammer Biden Administration on Disarray Over Coronavirus

Republican Governors Speak Out Against New Mask Directives: ‘Not Grounded in Reality or Common Sense’

Republican governors are pushing back against adding mask mandates after the Centers for Disease Control issues new guidelines on Tuesday as the nation’s response to COVID-19 becomes increasingly political. “The […] The post appeared first on The Western Journal .

Source: Republican Governors Speak Out Against New Mask Directives: ‘Not Grounded in Reality or Common Sense’

New CDC guidance is an attempt to ‘control’ America: Sen. Scott

Florida Senator Rick Scott discusses the latest mask guidance from the CDC, U.S. response to the unrest in Cuba and the likelihood of reaching a bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Source: New CDC guidance is an attempt to ‘control’ America: Sen. Scott

‘Demoralizing’ to require masks for vaccinated people: Teacher

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel explains why masking should never be ‘mandated.’ Neala Hadley, a mother of three, and high school teacher Jeremy Adams also discuss the new CDC guidance.

Source: ‘Demoralizing’ to require masks for vaccinated people: Teacher

CBN NewsWatch AM: July 28, 2021

Chicago’s hidden war, the CDC is updating it’s mask guidance due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant, Christian Author Max Lucado says he recently tested positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination. Officers testified that January 6th was unlike any protest they’d experienced.

Source: CBN NewsWatch AM: July 28, 2021