Daily Archives: August 8, 2021

The Power and Message of the Cross — Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10 (NASB)

Carefully read the passage above. How are we saved? Is it by our own worth? Is it by our own works? It it by anything we do? If you say yes to any of those then try to find support for it in those verses above. You won’t find it. Instead, what you will find is that we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. This is fully supported in the previous two verses that tell us For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. So with that fully in the forefront of our minds we go back and reread vv1-7. What was the mechanism that enabled this to take place since all of us without exception were dead in our trespasses and sins? 

The answer to that, of course, is the Cross. I can remember back in the late 1980’s being part of Evangelism Explosion at our Church. It had mixed results. But the main diagnostic question we asked people to get started on our gospel presentation was, “If you died today and stood before God and He asked you why should I let you in my Heaven, what would you say?” This diagnostic question was supposed to make them think and also to reveal to us where the person we were witnessing to was spiritually. However, if you take that question and apply it to what I shared in the introduction of this post don’t you see a problem? Are we saved by something we do? I have this same discussion more than you might imagine. This evening I watched the video below and was extremely blessed. It is not short, but I pray you watch it all the way through. It is a sermon by Alistair Begg. His breakdown of what I shared above and then applying to the Thief on the Cross in Heaven brought me to tears.

Soli Deo Gloria!

The Power and Message of the Cross — Possessing the Treasure

August 8 Evening Quotes of The Day

Love God Above All, or Not at All
John 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:34; Ephesians 2:2–3; 2 Peter 2:13–14

It is but a false pretense of love to God that any man has who lives in any known sin. Where God is not loved above all, he is not loved at all; and he is not so where men will not part with one cursed lust for his sake. Do not let your light deceive you, nor your gifts, nor your duties, nor your profession; if you live in sin, you do not love God.


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

Regard God More Than His Gifts
Acts 8:20

To regard the gifts of God more than God Himself, is a great evil.


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

August 8 Evening Verse of The Day

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5:12 power … and blessing. This doxology records 7 qualities intrinsic to God and to the Lamb that demand our praise.[1]

5:12 Their tribute is one that believers will sing throughout eternity. “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive:

power—over my life, the church, the world, the universe;

riches—all my silver and my gold;

wisdom—the finest of my intellectual powers;

strength—my physical strength for His service;

honor—a single, pure desire to magnify Him in all my ways;

glory—my entire life devoted to glorifying Him;

blessing”—all my powers of praise for Him.[2]

5:12 “the Lamb that was slain to receive power” “Was slain” is a PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE (cf. 5:6; 13:8), which implies “slain in the past” with the marks of the slaying remaining. When we see Jesus He will still have the marks of the crucifixion. They have become His badge of honor! The concept of the cross is implicit and central in Revelation (cf. 1:5; 5:12; 7:14; 12:11; 13:8; 14:4; 15:3; 19:7; 21:9, 23 and 22:3). The concept of a purchased redemption is a recurrent NT truth (cf. Mark 10:45; 1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23; Gal. 3:13; 4:5; 1 Tim. 2:6; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19).

In this verse seven attributes are given unto the Lamb: (1) power; (2) riches; (3) wisdom; (4) might; (5) honor; (6) glory; and (7) blessing. All creation (the largest choir possible) blesses the Father and the Son (cf. v. 14; Ps. 103:19–20; Phil. 2:8–11).[3]

12. They were saying in a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive

power and wealth and wisdom and strength

and honor and glory and thanksgiving.”

No mention is made of harps or other musical instruments. We may assume that the heavenly host sang, but the text reads that they uttered a loud shout in unison so that the sound came as one voice.

The wording of this second hymn expresses much the same thoughts as the hymn sung by the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders (vv. 9–10). But the angels have no need of redemption; they have learned from the church about the mystery of salvation (Eph. 3:10; 1 Pet. 1:12). They stand in awe at the wonder of God’s redeeming love in Christ Jesus. They are the ones who rejoice in heaven when one sinner on earth repents and cries out to God for mercy (Luke 15:7, 10). They are sent out as God’s messengers (Ps. 104:4; Heb. 1:7), and they are servants of the saints who are to inherit salvation (Heb. 1:14). They sing loudest praises to the Lamb, for they themselves have an integral part in the process of salvation by conveying divine messages to God’s people.

Thus the angels compose and sing a hymn, dedicated not to God but to the Lamb. Their song is more compact and even richer in attributes than the hymn sung by the cherubim and elders. It is unique because of its sevenfold construction: it lists seven nouns in succession that are ascribed to the Lamb: power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and thanksgiving. Seven is the number of completeness (compare 7:12). The four living creatures ascribed glory, honor, and thanksgiving to God seated on the throne (4:9), and the twenty-four elders do the same thing except that instead of thanksgiving they use the term power (4:11). Note, however, that the heavenly beings once call God worthy because of his work of creation, but twice they name the Lamb worthy because of his redemptive work (4:11 and 5:9, 12 respectively).

Some scholars divide the seven attributes into objective qualities (power, wealth, wisdom, and strength) and subjective qualities (honor, glory, and thanksgiving). Even though this demarcation has merit, the question is whether John wished to convey a division of qualities. For instance, glory is a heavenly attribute that people observe but are unable to increase. By contrast, honor is the act of people paying respect; and the act of thanksgiving “evokes man’s thankful response for benefits received.” All the other qualities belong to God and the Lamb.

This song has its origin in heaven, yet the individual words reveal acquaintance with an Old Testament doxology composed by David: “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor.… Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name” (1 Chron. 29:11–12). Hence the Old Testament is the basis for the New Testament, reflected even in this angelic hymn.

Qualities that belong to God are now ascribed to the Lamb. These qualities are power as inner strength; wealth that comes from God; and wisdom that God freely gives to his people. Strength is a synonym of power, and honor and glory frequently appear as a pair (e.g., Ps. 8:5). God grants these qualities to his people, and they in turn express their thanksgiving to him and the Lamb.[4]

12. The words of the angels are introduced in the Greek with ‘saying’ (cf. rsv), as in 4:8, 10; 5:13, though all look like songs. Indeed, up till now the only specific reference to singing is in verse 9. But as the actual words of their song are there introduced with ‘saying’, it is plain that this verb is consistent with song as well as speech. The structure and content of the other passages show that they should likewise be understood as songs, as is the case with the present passage. Like the preceding one this song begins with Worthy.

For the Lamb and was slain, see note on verse 6. A slight difference is that there the Lamb was looking as if … slain’ while here there is no ‘as if’. The fact of the slaying is allowed to stand out. The angels use seven expressions (the perfect number is probably significant) to indicate the wonder of the Lamb. The first four are qualities he possesses, the last three express the attitude of people to him. Though there is no quotation there are resemblances to the praise of God in 1 Chronicles 29:10–12. Almost all the qualities here are ascribed to Christ elsewhere in the New Testament: power (1 Cor. 1:24), wealth (2 Cor. 8:9; Eph. 3:8), wisdom (1 Cor. 1:24), strength (Eph. 6:10; 2 Thess. 1:9), honour (Heb. 2:9; cf. Phil. 2:11), and glory (John 1:14; Heb. 2:9). ‘Blessing’ (niv praise) is not specifically used of him, but the corresponding verb is (Mark 11:9–10; cf. Rom. 15:29).[5]

[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Re 5:12). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[2] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 2363). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[3] Utley, R. J. (2001). Hope in Hard Times – The Final Curtain: Revelation (Vol. Volume 12, p. 57). Marshall, TX: Bible Lessons International.

[4] Kistemaker, S. J., & Hendriksen, W. (1953–2001). Exposition of the Book of Revelation (Vol. 20, pp. 212–213). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

[5] Morris, L. (1987). Revelation: an introduction and commentary (Vol. 20, pp. 101–102). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Night of Weeping; Joyous Day — VCY America

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

A moment under our Father’s anger seems very long, and yet it is but a moment after all. If we grieve His Spirit, we cannot look for His smile; but He is a God ready to pardon, and He soon puts aside all remembrance of our faults. When we faint and are ready to die because of His frown, His favor puts new life into us.

This verse has another note of the semi-quaver kind. Our weeping night soon turns into joyous day. Brevity is the mark of mercy in the hour of the chastisement of believers. The Lord loves not to use the rod on His chosen; He gives a blow or two, and all is over; yea, and the life and the joy, which follow the anger and the weeping, more than make amends for the salutary sorrow.

Come, my heart, begin thy hallelujahs! Weep not all through the night, but wipe thine eyes in anticipation of the morning. These tears are dews which mean us as much good as the sunbeams of the morrow. Tears clear the eyes for the sight of God in His grace and make the vision of His favor more precious. A night of sorrow supplies those shades of the pictures by which the highlights are brought out with distinctness. All is well.

Night of Weeping; Joyous Day — VCY America

Protected by Peace — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

I love the cyclical effect of God’s word in our lives! As we respond to His word, He responds to us. As He draws us to Himself, our hearts are drawn to respond to back to Him.

It’s a beautiful cycle of God’s hand in our lives as we choose to bring Him into focus as we walk through our day.

Here is one of my favorite examples of this.

God tells me…

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
Proverbs 4:23

In other words I need to tend to my heart and be the gatekeeper of it… being careful what attitudes I nurse, what thoughts I allow to make paths in my mind, what images and words I allow media entertainment to deposit there. The essence of my life springs from my heart. When my heart is at peace, peace springs from within me. When my heart is flooded with anxiety, anger, or edginess that is what will spring forth. My entire life is affected by the wellspring of my heart.

Then God tells me exactly how HE will guard my heart and mind and help me tend to the wellspring of my heart.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:4-6

Prayer & reflection:

Lord God,
Today I choose to guard my heart by turning my focus to You and rejoicing in all You are to me.
Today I choose to be aware of Your constant presence with me and to allow Your presence to impact my responses with a gentleness of spirit.
Today I choose to see my worries as a call to prayer and to present each one to You.
Today I choose to live thankfully knowing You are able to handle all that concerns me today.
Today, as I choose to guard my heart, I praise You that Your peace, which is beyond understanding, will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
What a beautiful circle. Thank you Lord Jesus, for Your amazing grace and peace.
I pray this in Your powerful name, amen.

by Gail Rodgers
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•   Peace or Panic?
•  Fully Surrender to the Lord
•  Salvation Explained

Protected by Peace — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

August 8 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

“The Devil Can Cite Scripture for His Purpose”
Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:9–11

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.


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

Preach to Get Listeners Displeased with Themselves
1 Corinthians 1:17; 2:2–7; 2 Corinthians 7:9–10

Sowers of the Gospel, this should be our aim in our sermons; not that men should be part pleased with us, but that they should be part displeased with themselves; not that our conceits should be thought by them good, but that their own habits should be thought by them bad; their lives, their pastimes, their ambition, and, in short, all their sins. So that they are discontented with themselves, let them be discontented with us, and welcome.


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

8 Aug 2021 News Briefing


Wealthy White Billionaires To The Working Classes: You Have To Give Up Your Wealth
If the white billionaire CEOs who have signed on to the woke agenda have their ways while keeping their positions and their fortunes, they will of logical necessity consign millions of poor whites to punishing poverty and an abjectly powerless future. They are either fully aware of this, or too incompetent to run a concession stand. There are no other options.

Large earthquake south of Coleville felt throughout Carson City region
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake happened at 3:49 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the Coleville area on the California side, South of Gardnerville, according to the USGS. The quake was felt throughout Carson City and the region. The USGS reports there were other earthquakes that followed, including a 4.2 magnitude, a 3.7, a 3.5, 3.4 magnitude and a 3.1 magnitude. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports at least 20 earthquakes since the initial first earthquake hit.

Tropics awaken with two disturbances to watch in Atlantic
At least two tropical systems over the central and eastern Atlantic are being monitored by meteorologists for the potential to develop into named storms. One of them has a majority chance of becoming a tropical depression over the weekend, possibly setting the stage for more noteworthy development into next week. The National Hurricane Center highlighted two regions of disturbed weather, one over the central Atlantic and the other south of the Cape Verde islands. The former has a 20 percent chance of development, but the latter’s odds are pegged at 60 percent.

They don’t want shots. They don’t want their colleagues to know.
“I find it a bit tricky for big companies, the media and governments to have such a united front in promoting vaccines so much,” Rose said.

Sons of Jethro prevent Hezbollah from firing rockets at Israel
If Hezbollah fired rockets from Hasbayah, the IDF would have no choice but to neutralize the source of the rockets. Even though it was Hezbollah firing the rockets, it would be the Druze of Hasbayah who would suffer.” The Druze connection to the Jewish people dates back to Moses and Mount Sinai with Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, from whom the Druze have a strong tradition that they are descended. the Druze have an inheritance in the Land of Israel, based on a verse in Numbers describing the farewell between Moses and his father-in-law. …also known as the tribe of Kenite, is described in Jewish sources as the basis for a future end-of-days alliance.

Longest heat wave of the summer building in Northeast, Midwest
In a summer where stretches of 90-degree Fahrenheit temperatures have been frequently broken up by rounds of unseasonably cool conditions, AccuWeather meteorologists say a building hot and humid pattern for much of the northeastern and midwestern United States could bring the longest heat wave of the summer to a number of locations.

Lake Oroville plunges to historic low, forces unparalleled action
Lake Oroville, California’s second-largest reservoir, looks like a shell of its typical self as the drought across the western United States continues to toast the region. The reservoir has hit a record low level, dropping to just 641.2 feet above sea level; the former record low of the lake was 645.11 feet, recorded on Sept. 7, 1977. At its current pace, Lake Oroville is dropping roughly a foot a day, as water is released from Oroville Dam to meet water quality and wildlife requirements downstream. most troubling, the operations of Lake Oroville’s hydroelectric power plant have been suspended,

Dixie Fire becomes largest single wildfire in California history 
The Dixie Fire burning in two Northern California counties is now the largest single wildfire in recorded state history, exploding in size overnight as drought-stricken lands continue to fuel the flames.

OPINION: The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Is Textbook Communism
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the federal government’s eviction moratorium this week — a move that will allow renters to continue squatting on their landlord’s property.

The Argentine River That Carries Soybeans to World Is Drying Up 
Snaking its way through thousands of miles of South American rainforest and pampas and past sprawling soybean and corn farms, the Parana River is the main thoroughfare for Argentine commerce. Some 80% of the country’s crop exports flow through its muddy waters en route to the Atlantic Ocean.

Severe drought and heat turns arid area in Kazakhstan into grave for horses
Images of dead horses show the severity of a drought plaguing an area in Kazakhstan. Animals in the country’s Mangistau peninsula have been left without food or water, as unusually high temperatures persist, according to the Reuters news agency.

Desperate Survivors Looking for Loved Ones After Flood in Zhengzhou
Survivors of Zhengzhou’s floods are eager to hear from their missing relatives, while some hold out hope they’ll find them stranded somewhere alive. Others say they have accepted that their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers will probably never make it back.

Biden’s Back in Afghanistan: US Deploys Bombers and Gunships to Fight Advancing Taliban Terrorists; Embassy Urges Americans to Leave Country “Immediately”
Shortly after announcing the departure of US troops from Afghanistan, Biden has deployed B-52 bombers and AC-130 Spectre gunships in a desperate attempt to slow the advances of Taliban terrorists who have taken over half of the country.

IDF Forced To Respond To Rocket Attacks By Both Hamas And Hezbollah On The Same Day Launching Blistering Strike On Targets In Gaza Strip 
Israel right now is dealing with rocket attacks and incendiary balloon launchings coming from Hezbollah and Hamas respectively.  Hamas is always attacking Israel, but this is the first major attack from Hezbollah since 2006, launching about 19 rockets against the Jews. Fortunately, Israel has had lots of practice dealing with multi-front attacks before.

Audio From Migrant Shelter Reveals Minors are Being Raped by Staff, Weeks After Biden Ended Background Checks for Caregivers
Audio From Migrant Shelter Reveals Minors are Being Raped by Staff, Weeks After Biden Ended Background Checks for Caregivers

Covid is a global propaganda operation
Dr Piers Robinson is an expert on communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war and especially the role of propaganda.

The cryptocurrency surveillance provision buried in the infrastructure bill is a disaster for digital privacy 
The forthcoming Senate draft of Biden’s infrastructure bill—a 2,000+ page bill designed to update the United States’ roads, highways, and digital infrastructure—contains a poorly crafted provision that could create new surveillance requirements for many within the blockchain ecosystem. This could include developers and others who do not control digital assets on behalf of users.

The cryptocurrency surveillance provision buried in the infrastructure bill is a disaster for digital privacy 
The forthcoming Senate draft of Biden’s infrastructure bill—a 2,000+ page bill designed to update the United States’ roads, highways, and digital infrastructure—contains a poorly crafted provision that could create new surveillance requirements for many within the blockchain ecosystem. This could include developers and others who do not control digital assets on behalf of users.

Texas to impose $1,000 fine on businesses requiring people to wear face masks 
…Abbot’s July 29 order said: “No governmental entity — including a county, city, school district and public health authority — and no government official may require any person to wear a face covering, or to mandate that another person wear a face covering.” Any government entity or official who attempts to impose mask mandates will be subjected to a fine of up to $1,000, the order continued.

Cuba dumping COVID-19 vaccine victims in mass graves 
Independent news outlets working to share news from the communist nation of Cuba have reported that mass graves are being dug to dump Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine victims.

Church corruption: Bishop cancels traditional priest, ignores priest caught in gay hookup
..Callahan has stripped a pastor of his priestly faculties because of his outspoken defense of the Catholic faith against the depravity from the left. Meanwhile, another high-ranking cleric embroiled in a gay sex scandal has no such restrictions despite his broken vow and public disgrace.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/08/08/8-aug-2021/

Class-action lawsuit claims donations for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries were misused, funneled to pay off sex abuse survivorsPosted: 07 Aug 2021 04:54 PM PDT(ETH) – According to a breaking news report from the Christian Post, Donors to Ravi Zacharias International Ministries have filed a lawsuit against the late Christian apologist’s organization, alleging their funds were funneled to women subjected to its founder’s sexual misconduct as he gave money and expensive gifts to survivors, including $40,000 toward on woman’s culinary schooling.“Defendants bilked tens — if not hundreds — of millions of dollars from well-meaning donors who believed RZIM and Zacharias to be faith-filled Christian leaders,” claims the lawsuit filed in the federal court for the North District of Georgia.Continue reading Class-action lawsuit claims donations for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries were misused, funneled to pay off sex abuse survivors at End Time Headlines.
Wife of California megachurch pastor, and mother of 5 takes her own lifePosted: 07 Aug 2021 04:29 PM PDT(ETH) – Nearly $500,000 has been raised after the wife of a California megachurch teaching pastor reportedly took her own life last weekend, leaving behind her husband and five kids under the age of 6 according to the Christian Post. In a sermon message preached to the congregation this past Sunday, North Coast Church Pastor Larry Osborne told congregants about the death of 28-year-old Paige Hilken, the wife of one of North Coast’s teaching pastors, Christopher Hilken.Continue reading Wife of California megachurch pastor, and mother of 5 takes her own life at End Time Headlines.
San Francisco sheriff’s deputies are threatening to quit over COVID-19 vaccine mandatePosted: 07 Aug 2021 04:12 PM PDT(ETH) – The union representing San Francisco sheriff’s deputies warned Friday a number of its officers will quit or retire early if they are forced to get a COVID-19 vaccine according to a report from KTLA5 News. Under a mandate issued last month, city employees who work in the jails or other high-risk settings are required to be vaccinated by Sept. 15 or risk losing their jobs. The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association said on its Facebook page Friday that about 160 of 600 sheriff employees are rejecting the vaccine due to religious or other beliefs, and would rather wear masks or test weekly.Continue reading San Francisco sheriff’s deputies are threatening to quit over COVID-19 vaccine mandate at End Time Headlines.
US street preacher who was arrested in London warns that speaking truth is now a ‘hate crime’Posted: 07 Aug 2021 03:51 PM PDT(OPINION) CP – After facing arrest and detention for preaching that homosexuality is a sin, an American evangelist is warning that “things are getting very bad” in the United Kingdom and other Western countries, suggesting that the situation has deteriorated to the point where they are “becoming communist.”Ryan Schiavo, who describes himself as an “evangelist and missionary,” was arrested in London on July 22 for preaching that homosexuality is a sin.Continue reading US street preacher who was arrested in London warns that speaking truth is now a ‘hate crime’ at End Time Headlines.

“Their Goal Is Really to Eradicate Christianity”: Persecution of Christians, June 2021 | Gatestone Institute

  • A Muslim father of four abducted a 13-year-old Christian girl, forced her to convert to Islam, and then “married” her…. He had also promised to pay the girl Rs.10,000 (US $63) per month for her services, but stopped paying her after a couple of months…. She told her grandmother that she wanted to go home and was willing to sign anything to do so…. The following day, a visibly battered Nayab appeared before court and reaffirmed that she was 19 years old and had converted to Islam of her own free will. — Pakistan.
  • [N]early a million people have been displaced since 2017 and thousands slaughtered…. “They say their goal is to set up a caliphate similar to ISIS in Iraq and Syria…. They ask, ‘Are you a Christian? Or are you a Muslim?’ If you’re a Christian, you’re killed. If you’re a Muslim, then you get the opportunity to quote some Quranic verses. And if you can quote them sufficiently, you save your life. Otherwise, you also get killed [sometimes by crucifixion].” — Todd Nettleton, The Voice of the Martyrs USA, Mission Network News, June 28, 2021, Mozambique.
  • Five Muslims entered the hospital he worked in, seized and left with him, and then killed him and left his body in the bush… “His killers, who are herdsmen, came to the hospital, specifically asked for [the Christian doctor] …. collected his money, took him away, and killed him without asking for ransom. What did he do wrong?…. Everyone loved him, always smiling, and he was one of the most hard-working persons I have ever known. His hospital boomed because he was saving lives. If you had any problems, Emeka would be there to help.” — Morning Star News, June 21, 2021, Nigeria.
  • “Armed groups are destroying schools and hospitals. Teachers and pupils are being killed. They are even killing the sick as they lie in their hospital beds. Not a day goes by without people being killed… Many people are traumatized… A large-scale project is underway to Islamize or expel the indigenous populations. Anyone who has been kidnapped by these terrorist groups and managed to escape from them alive has told the same story. They were given the choice between death and converting to Islam.” — Bishop Paluku, Catholic World Report, July 28, 2021, Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: “Their Goal Is Really to Eradicate Christianity”: Persecution of Christians, June 2021

Two thirds of Americans will continue to mask up if they are sick, even post-Covid pandemic – poll | RT USA News

Two thirds of Americans will continue to mask up if they are sick, even post-Covid pandemic – poll

Over 60% of Americans say they will continue masking up if they feel sick, even post-Covid 19 pandemic, and over 40% say they will don face coverings in crowded spaces going forward, according to a new poll.

While renewed mask mandates and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have received heavy pushback from critics, a poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University has found that many want to continue relying on masks, even in a post-pandemic world.

According to the poll, released on Sunday, 67% of Americans plan on utilizing masks in public if they feel sick. At the start of the pandemic in the spring of last year, the CDC’s original guidance on masks was to only wear one if you are feeling coronavirus symptoms. They have since pulled back their mask guidance for vaccinated Americans, and subsequently updated that guidance to say masks are required, even for the vaccinated, in what they deem to be high-risk areas.

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Donald Trump signs an executive order on vaccine distribution during an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit at the White House in Washington, US, December 8, 2020.
Trump takes credit for Covid vaccine rollout that saved ‘100 million people,’ but says inoculation should be voluntary

Over 30% of respondents said they would mask up if they are sick once the country is through the pandemic. Over 50% also said they would not wear face coverings in crowded areas, something health officials have at times recommended, especially for indoor settings, due to the increase in cases around the country and the spread of the delta variant.

Over 40%, however, say they will wear masks in “crowded places” even after the pandemic.

Republicans have mainly led the charge against reinstated mask mandates, though the Post polling appears to show a fair share of support for masks on both sides of the political aisle, with more than half of Republicans saying they will mask up if they are sick, while 80% of Democrats said the same.

The differences between political affiliations showed more in questioning about whether respondents’ lives had “returned to normal” yet, with numerous states and venues rolling back restrictions and opening for business once more.

Only 15% of self-described Democrats said their lives had “fully returned to normal,” compared to 48% of Republicans. Over 40% of Democrats believe their lives will completely move on from the pandemic in the next year, while 20% believe only another three months are needed. Republicans are more likely, according to the survey, to have attended a crowded indoor gathering in the new year than Democrats, many of whom remain fearful of lagging vaccination rates and variants.

Also on rt.com

FILE PHOTO: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, US
‘Liberal elites are laughing at us!’ Obama’s ‘scaled back’ 60th birthday party draws celeb guests & ire from conservatives

The Post poll was conducted among 1,000 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

Health officials have spent the past weeks promoting vaccinations and warning of a likely surge of coronavirus cases in the fall. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, warned just this week that he believes coronavirus cases could reach 200,000 a day.

The US has a seven-day moving average of approximately 90,000 new cases this week, according to Johns Hopkins University data, which is over 30% higher than the previous seven-day average.

Source: Two thirds of Americans will continue to mask up if they are sick, even post-Covid pandemic – poll

Market Stalls At All-Time Highs Awaiting The Fed | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

Market Rally Stalls At All-Time Highs

Last week, we discussed that further upside would be challenging with the market hitting new highs.

“Not surprisingly, the market didn’t make much headway this past week, given the current extended and overbought conditions. For now, ‘buy signals’ remain intact, which likely limits the downside over the next week. However, a retest of the 50-dma is certainly not out of the question.”

This week, such was the case again, as the market registered new highs only by a small fraction. Despite a record level of earnings “beats” and upgraded guidance, and a robust jobs report. (Corrections to the 50-dma continue to provide the best entry points to date. However, at some point the 200-dma will get tested.)

Notably, in both the chart above and below, buying pressure weakened despite several attempts to push markets higher. Thus, the “distribution” of the market remains a concern at these levels, particularly as we head into the seasonally weaker months of the year.

Despite these warnings, the “bullish bias” remains present, which limits downside risk currently. Therefore, we continue to maintain the majority of our equity holdings. In addition, however, we did raise our cash levels and increased the duration of our bond holdings to hedge against risk.

While there seems to be “NO” immediate risk to markets, Friday’s employment report should worry the “bulls.”

Fed Getting More Vocal On Taper

Over the past few weeks, Fed members have become much more vocal about the need to “taper” the current level of “Quantitative Easing.” Friday’s job report may accelerate that timeline.

For example, in a recent CNBC interview:

Given this outlook, commencing policy normalization in 2023 would be entirely consistent with our new flexible average inflation targeting framework.’” – Richard Clarida

However, Dallas Fed President Richard Kaplan suggested that “tapering” could come even sooner.

“As we make substantial further progress, which I think will happen sooner than people expect, I think we’d be far better off, from a risk-management point of view, beginning to adjust these purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.”

As Michael Lebowitz and I discussed on The Real Investment Show, the Fed drops these trial balloons to gauge the market’s reaction. Then, if markets remain stable, the Federal Reserve can adjust either the “verbal” language or take more specific actions.

So far, the market remains stable but could be overlooking an important point. Raghuram Rajan for Project Syndicate made a notable statement.

“Inflation readings in the United States have shot up in recent months. Labor markets are extremely tight. In one recent survey, 46% of small-business owners said they could not find workers to fill open jobs, and a net 39% reported having increased their employees’ compensation. Yet, at the time of this writing, the yield on ten-year Treasury bonds is 1.24%, well below the ten-year breakeven inflation rate of 2.4%. At the same time, stock markets are flirting with all-time highs.”

As he notes, something does not add up. With these current conditions, the Fed should tighten policy, reduce accommodation, and “reload their ammo” for the next downturn.

Instead, the Fed keeps pouring gasoline on the bonfire.

Jobs Report Shows “Substantial Progress”

As noted, Jerome Powell has already set the table for tapering bond purchases by noting “substantial progress” towards the Fed’s goal of full employment and price stability.

Friday’s job report, on the surface, was robust, providing that evidence.

“Hiring was the fastest pace in a year. The economy added 943,000 jobs in July, nearly 100,000 more than the Dow Jones consensus estimate. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.4%, beating the forecasted jobless rate of 5.7%. Employment in May and June was also revised higher by a total of 119,000 payrolls.” – CNBC

As discussed previously, we think we could see the Fed openly discuss the issue of reducing its monetary support at the upcoming “Jackson Hole Summit.” Such could even include a general timeline to the reduction process in an attempt to maintain market stability.

However, below the headline report, the employment number was not all that exciting. Without seasonal adjustments, employment fell by 133,000 people. As you would expect for July, the vast majority of hires were retail, hospitality, and teachers. (Vacations, Retail, and Back-To-School)

Notablyafter a significant layoff cycle in March 2020, jobs are returning to normal. It is not a cycle of NEW job creation due to a booming economy, rather just the re-employment of those previously let go. (Getting back to even isn’t the same as growing.)

Lastly, if we strip out all of those “retiring baby boomers,” it is hard to suggest we are in a roaring economy when less than 50% of the working-age population are employed full-time. (Which is lower than any previous employment peak in history.)

However, this data will not factor into the Fed’s decision-making cycle, which is deeply flawed, to begin with.

The Fed’s Decision Making Cycle

There is ample evidence the Fed is complicit in exacerbating the “wealth gap” and fostering speculative activity. As such, they should engage in reducing the monetary accommodation sooner rather than later. To wit:

“To those who care about sound asset prices, Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s announcement last week that the economy had made progress toward the point where the Fed might end its $120 billion monthly bond-buying program was good news. Phasing out quantitative easing (QE) is the first step toward monetary-policy normalization, which itself is necessary to alleviate the pressure on asset managers to produce impossible returns in a low-yield environment.” – Rajan

However, given the Fed has tied itself to the stock market as a sign of “economic stability,” any withdrawal of monetary policy leads to poor outcomes. The chart below shows the Fed’s Monetary Decision Making Cycle.

If the Fed does try to reduce accommodation, the market will decline as liquidity gets drained from the system. As the market declines, consumer confidence falls, and the Fed becomes concerned about a weakening economic environment. Moreover, given the high amounts of leverage in the system, as asset prices fall, the risk of defaults and credit risk rise.

This cycle forces the Fed to bail out the major Wall Street banks to ensure that a credit event doesn’t take hold. (Such is despite the fact the major banks pass an annual “stress test.” The Fed assures us the bank capitalization is strong enough to withstand such an event. (Unfortunately, it is pretty apparent they are not.)

The Fed May Be Trapped

That decision-making process is the Fed’s “kryptonite.” As noted above, every time the Fed does try to extract itself from the “monetary policy” game, the system fails.

Such is why we noted previously:

“Since the “Financial Crisis,” total Government interventions surpassed $43 Trillion into the economy to keep it “afloat.” I say “afloat” rather than “growing” because, since 2008, the total cumulative growth of the economy is just $3.5 trillion. In other words, for each dollar of economic growth since 2008, it required $12 of monetary stimulus.”

The diminishing rate of return on QE programs is becoming more evident. While increasing QE doesn’t increase economic activity, the removal immediately slows activity as individuals hoard savings. But, of course, that eventual outcome requires a return to more debt-funded policies to sustain low economic activity rates.

There are few good options.

Most notably, is the surge in debt from unbridled Government largesse is increasingly problematic. As Rajan notes:

And yet, even if monetary policymakers are not overly concerned about high asset prices or inflation, they should be worried about another risk that prolonged QE intensifies: the government’s fiscal exposure to future interest-rate hikes.”

The bond market is indeed sniffing something out.

Bond Rally Not Hard To Understand

My colleague Albert Edwards had a great note on the bond rally this week:

As real yields in the US (and Europe) slump to new lows, Fed Chair Powell has been left scratching his head. Really? He should take a look at the ‘Hard Data’ chart below.

Real yields continue to collapse to new record negative lows, falling in the US below MINUS 1.2%. Chairman Powell was at a loss to explain the drivers behind this recent decline in yields, so attributed it to technical factors (always a cop-out when you have no idea) as he thinks the fundamentals remain strong.

Really? I know central banks tend to live in a parallel universe where they hear no evil, see no evil and speak total nonsense, but just look at the chart below. It shows the collapse in the Citi economic surprise index for hard data. This together with the increasing threat of imminent tapering – which usually leads (perversely) to falling bond yields – leads me to think that the US bond market rally is actually wholly explicable.

Albert is correct and supports our thesis that bonds continue to deliver an important message the Fed ignores.

More importantly, as bottleneck’s ease, the risk of a manufacturing recession is rising rapidly next year.

John Dizard’s FT column discussed the potential for an old-fashioned inventory-led recession next year when the current bottlenecks affecting container shipping dissipate. All that “delayed stuff, when it finally lands where it is supposed to, looks as though it will create a big enough pile to trigger a bad inventory recession.” – Albert Edwards

Pay attention to the data. Unfortunately, it isn’t nearly as strong as headlines suggest.

Portfolio Update

Not surprisingly, with earnings season in full swing, the markets maintained their bullish stance again this week. However, with that said, the upside remains limited, as we suggested previously.

With money flows continuing to weaken and technical indicators setting up to produce sell signals, we reduced exposure a bit more this week by increasing cash and reducing our financial holdings. With interest rates falling and yield curves flattening, there will be impacts to the earnings for major money center banks in the future.

If our analysis is correct and the economy slows much faster than anticipated, banks will underperform. We also reduced some of our energy exposure given the weakening dollar, and falling rates also suggest growth is weakening.

At the moment, as has been the case all year so far, there is no reason to be overly defensive. Bullish trends remain intact, liquidity continues, and overall sentiment is optimistic.

However, such does not preclude risk management in portfolios to protect recent gains against a potentially weak August and September timeframe. As noted on Thursday by Isabelnet.com:

As noted above, the market is moving through its current “buy” signals reasonably quickly. The next set of “sell” signals could lead to enough of a correction to set up a “buy” point for the end-of-year rally.

There is more than a decent chance the market ends up this year at about the same level we are currently. If that turns out to be the case, being a little cautious now might pay off.

Have a great weekend.

Source: Market Stalls At All-Time Highs Awaiting The Fed

DeSantis, Abbott take ‘friendly fire’ from Sen. Cassidy for leadership against mask mandates | BizPacReview

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is accustomed to scurrilous attacks from Democrats and the media but he is now facing “friendly fire” from members of his own party over his ongoing efforts to allow his state’s residents to make their own personal health decisions.

The Sunshine State Republican is facing another savage onslaught from the usual suspects for rejecting the mask mandates prescribed by Washington bureaucrats like CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and is once again being demonized by the press over an uptick in coronavirus “cases” that have been wildly blown out of proportion to damage him politically.

On Sunday morning, Senator Bill Cassidy opened another front against the man who many believe is the best governor in America when the Louisiana Republican showed up on CNN’s “State Of The Union” where, during an interview with host Dana Bash, he sniped at the DeSantis as well as Governor Greg Abbott of Texas for not allowing local politicians to exercise control over mask mandates, particularly in schools.


Appealing to Cassidy’s experience as a physician, Bash asked the senator “Your state’s governor, John Bel Edwards (a Democrat) issued a new mask mandate, put it into effect this week,” she said, “Is that the right move?”

Cassidy responded; “If you have a large percentage of your population which is not vaccinated and your infection rate is going up, you got one of two choices,” he said,  either you’re vaccinated or you have to wear a mask,” he said, “otherwise you’re at too great a risk to spread infection to further pack those emergency rooms, to prevent people who have terrible accidents from getting cared for because the hospital is full of COVID, and there is a choice,”

He continued; “On the other hand, if we don’t want mask mandates, get vaccinated, the infection rate goes down and you don’t have a mandate,” Cassidy said neglecting to acknowledge that the CDC has also called for those who have been vaccinated to also mask-up.

Bash then set the table; “Some governors, like Ron DeSantis in Florida, Greg Abbott in Texas, they’re blocking local officials from imposing restrictions like mask mandates, the virus is surging to record highs in those states including yours, so as you said, you are a doctor, you are an elected official, shouldn’t local officials be allowed to make decisions like mask mandates?”

“I’m a conservative, I think you govern best when you govern closest to the people being governed,” Cassidy said, “and if a local community is having a, their ICU is full, and the people at the local schools see that they’ve got to make sure they stay open, because otherwise children miss out for another year of school, and they put in policy, then the local officials should be listened to,” Cassidy said.

Bash pressed on, “So you do disagree with Governor DeSantis?

Cassidy answered, “I do disagree with Governor DeSantis, the local officials should have control here,  I don’t want to top down from Washington, D.C., I don’t want to top down from a governor’s office,” not mentioning that during the first wave of COVID, local officials in Democrat-controlled Florida cities and counties rejected the governor’s desire to protect the rights of citizens.

Biden and the Democrats aren’t the only ones who want to cut off the presidential aspirations of DeSantis at the knees before he gathers even more momentum, the remnants of the Bush-McCain-Romney GOP establishment want control over their party back and that isn’t going to happen with either a Trump or DeSantis White House run.

It bears mentioning that Cassidy was one of the seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict former President Trump during Nancy Pelosi’s failed second impeachment when he joined Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Richard Burr, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey in the doomed effort.

Source: DeSantis, Abbott take ‘friendly fire’ from Sen. Cassidy for leadership against mask mandates

Mark Levin: Beware the Media’s Attack Dogs

Last year, the Media’s attack dogs jumped at every opportunity to lay COVID deaths at the feet of President Trump. Never mind the countless nursing home deaths likely caused by Democrat Gov. Cuomo’s reckless decisions. And as the Delta variant infections surge in Florida and Texas, the Media are stoking the fire against their favorite Republican targets: Governors Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott. Now, as Mark blows up their fake numbers game narrative, he asks the most important question: why are they ignoring Biden’s disastrous immigration policies and lack of testing? WATCH more Mark Levin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ym8NQeQ-WQ&

Source: Mark Levin: Beware the Media’s Attack Dogs

Wuhan’s ‘Bat Lady’ Warns Of Coming Covid-19 Mutants

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 • https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

Yet, that’s what just happened.

According to Chinese state media cited by the South China Morning Post, top CCP virologist Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology – also known as “Bat Lady” – says the virus will continue to mutate, and we must prepare to coexist with it.

“As the number of infected cases has just become too big, this allowed the novel coronavirus more opportunities to mutate and select. New variants will continue to emerge,” said Shi, whose lab was working with a US-Funded nonprofit to make bat coronaviruses more infectious to humans.

Aside from the obvious value in having ‘Wuhan’s Bat Lady™’ opine on emerging strains of the virus she’s an expert in – note that she doesn’t discuss how much more or less deadly new strains could be.

For example, there’s no evidence that the Delta strain – while much more virulent than the original Alpha strain of Covid-19, is any deadlier.

Should We Take the Shot if the Nurses Who Have Risked Their Lives for Coronavirus Patients Will Not Take It and Are Willing to Risk Losing Their Jobs to Not Take It? North Texas Health Care Workers Protest Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Three North Texas hospital systems are requiring all their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and many health care workers don’t agree with the idea of mandating the vaccine.

Late last month, Baylor Scott & White and Methodist Health System announced their workers will need to be vaccinated by Oct. 1, 2021, while Texas Health Resources said its mandate begins Sept. 10, 2021.

The requirements came as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to surge due to the recent emergence of the highly contagious delta variant.

However, health care workers are fighting back, arguing the COVID-19 vaccine should be a choice.

Dozens of nurses and health care workers gathered in front of Texas Health Harris Methodist hospital in downtown Fort Worth Saturday to protest the mandate.

“Regardless if you believe in the vaccine or not, it should never be mandated,” nurse Keli Culver said.

“I’m not here to say you should get the vaccine or shouldn’t get the vaccine. But that you should have a choice,” ICU and NICU nurse Jennifer Cantu said. “… You’re literally telling me to put a serum in my body that can harm me years down the road.”

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Source: CBS DFW

Source: Should We Take the Shot if the Nurses Who Have Risked Their Lives for Coronavirus Patients Will Not Take It and Are Willing to Risk Losing Their Jobs to Not Take It? North Texas Health Care Workers Protest Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates

Green Zones – Health Detention Camps Being Built For Those at High Risk | News With Views

By Laurie Roth

The CDC is not even hiding the agenda to make concentration camps for people they define as high risk to place for at least 6 months in ‘Green Zone’ Camps.  It is so beautiful how the Communist left have destroyed the color ‘green.’   Read it yourself and then spread the word, while standing loudly against these…green zone heath camps, NO, these Emergency Health camps, NO, these Nazi style  camps designed to hide behind the ‘green’ emergency’ health’ rhetoric, YES.

Biden and the CDC are using emergency, pandemic lying propaganda about Covid 19 and no doubt the endless variations of it already starting to target the elderly, people fighting any disease, gun owners and the anti-Government and dangerous ‘unvaccinated.’

If you ever doubted the real agenda of Biden and the Democrats, doubt no more.  How could anyone justify seizing against their will, an alleged ‘high risk’ COVID 19 people out of their homes, separated from their family, animals, work, Church, life in general to be placed in Green Zone prison with other high-risk people 6 months or more?  Who gave the CDC and Biden, God power to even dare define ‘high risk’?  It reads like if you have a disease you manage of some sort, and are older, whatever that means, you could be grabbed and put in the Green Zone camp for at least 6 months but with them only deciding if or when you come home.

Even though the real science and facts about the delivered Bio Weapon, Covid 19 shows that only 1-2% of anyone who gets it dies and now with the WHO (World Health Organization) coming out this week and admitting that COVID 19 was just a flu,  The CDC proposes and is planning to extract people that they get to define as high risk, even though the real science and medical facts show almost zero risk and certainly no need for any response more than not coughing in someone’s face and staying home if you are sick.  You know, the common-sense behavior for any flu.

Remember in Nazi Germany as Hitler was unfolding his death campaign for the Jews and other irregulars in society, he was talking emergency for the country, health considerations, talking of a brief time away…on and on with the lies to get the Jews to step onto death trains and take them to death camps.  Remember, Satan rarely approaches first without a lollypop and gift.  He prefers to seduce you and pull you in close, then stab you to death. It’s a health crisis you know.

History shows us all what happened in WW11, the horrid and unbelievable!  Part of the madness then, looking back was a culture and those targeted who accepted the line, the propaganda, complacency was pandemic enough that millions got on trains and went to their death.

Looking back a moment –The time for a real war and bloodbath should have started back when Nazis started shutting Jewish businesses down and people were ordered to turn in neighbors The real response by those Hitler targeted, should have been organizing more ways to target Nazi soldiers, destroy railroad tracks and blow-up death trains.  If the NAZI guards were standing there pointing guns at everyone, maybe the solution should have been that everyone should have died if it was meant to be a ‘dying die’ for some. If only the masses stood up and fought instead of fearfully obeyed and got on the trains.

Through out history and with many during WW11, the masses got confused with being submissive to authority and Government. Many don’t think they have any other choices. They turned in neighbors, knowing in their heart and mind they were sending someone to their death and it was evil.  Many did it anyway.

If allowed, soon Biden and this Green Zone camp push will be used to get the masses to turn in gun owners, the unvaccinated and those who speak against the vaccines and Government policies.  People like me will be high risk for speaking the truth and not wanting to take a dangerous vaccine.

For the CDC to even be posting their intentions and details about the =Green Zone camps, tells you we are approaching NAZI Germany death camps, covered in green propaganda and Pandemic madness that doesn’t even exist

The truth is, if the Green Zone camps are allowed to go forward and the masses let it happen, thinking they have no power, then I predict that many millions will disappear and never come home.  It will be an organized genocide designed to get rid of the elderly (useless eaters) those with expensive diseases to manage. Again, this will also be the vehicle to finally get rid of the ‘high risk’ gun owners and unvaccinated.

Fight with all you have against this.  It is time to march in the streets, spread the word far and wide about this, pray and stand.  If we are even remotely complacent about this we will die and so will America.  Fight, Fight, Fight.

Source: Green Zones – Health Detention Camps Being Built For Those at High Risk

Is Biden’s Plan To End America As We Know it?

A black female American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock makes history winning gold at the Olympics, and you probably haven’t heard of her. Could it be because she loves representing America? Actor, Kevin Sorbo weighs in. #QuestionMore #RTAmerica #EatThePress

Source: Is Biden’s Plan To End America As We Know it?

COVID-19 Survivors Have Broad, Longer-Term Immunity According to Study — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

The most comprehensive study of its kind so far, reasearchers studied 254 patients over 250 days and found that their immune response to COVID-19 remained durable and strong. (Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock)

And THIS is the way our God made our bodies to function and heal. Every time the powers that be use their scare tactics i.e. Delta Variant and long term “booster shots” it wreaks havoc among many people.

Those of us who belong to the Lord should continue to lean upon Him and His Word.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).

From theepochtimes.com

People who have recovered from COVID-19 retain broad and effective longer-term immunity to the disease, according to a new study.

Findings of the study, which is the most comprehensive of its kind so far, have implications for expanding understanding about human immune memory as well as future vaccine development for coronaviruses

For the longitudinal study in Cell Reports Medicine, researchers looked at 254 patients with mostly mild to moderate symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection over a period of more than eight months (250 days) and found that their immune response to the virus remained durable and strong.

The findings are reassuring, especially given early reports during the pandemic that protective neutralizing antibodies didn’t last in COVID-19 patients, said Rafi Ahmed, director of the Emory University Vaccine Center and a lead author of the paper.

“The study serves as a framework to define and predict long-lived immunity to SARS-CoV-2 after natural infection. We also saw indications in this phase that natural immunity could continue to persist,” Ahmed said.

The research team will continue to evaluate this cohort over the next few years.

The researchers found that not only did the immune response increase with disease severity but also with each decade of age regardless of disease severity, suggesting that there are additional unknown factors influencing age-related differences in COVID-19 responses.

In following the patients for months, researchers got a more nuanced view of how the immune system responds to COVID-19 infection. The picture that emerges indicates that the body’s defense shield not only produces an array of neutralizing antibodies but activates certain T and B cells to establish immune memory, offering more sustained defenses against reinfection.

“We saw that antibody responses, especially IgG antibodies, were not only durable in the vast majority of patients but decayed at a slower rate than previously estimated, which suggests that patients are generating longer-lived plasma cells that can neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.”

Ahmed said investigators were surprised to see that convalescent participants also displayed increased immunity against common human coronaviruses as well as SARS-CoV-1, a close relative of the current coronavirus. The study suggests that patients who survived COVID-19 are likely to also possess protective immunity even against some SARS-CoV-2 variants.

“Vaccines that target other parts of the virus rather than just the spike protein may be more helpful in containing infection as SARS-CoV-2 variants overtake the prevailing strains,” Ahmed said. “This could pave the way for us to design vaccines that address multiple coronaviruses.”

The researchers said the study more comprehensively identifies the adaptive immune components leading to recovery, and that it will serve as a benchmark for immune memory induced by SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

“We can build on these results to define the progression to long-lived immunity against the new coronavirus, which can guide rational responses when future outbreaks occur,” Ahmed said.

The National Institutes of Health funded the work, which is a collaboration between Emory University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Source

Brethren,, when we stay in God’s Word, we understand that He alone has the Words of Life.


COVID-19 Survivors Have Broad, Longer-Term Immunity According to Study — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Maskless Jen Psaki Brags About Her Kid Being Indoctrinated Into Mask Obedience [VIDEO] — LifeZette

Imagine being so out of touch that you brag about abusing your own child at a White House press conference.

I guess it shouldn’t really come as a surprise since she works for a guy who’s been sniffing kids on camera for decades.

Just listen to her response to this question from Peter Doocy.

Peter Doocy: He says that his concern is about harmful emotional, academic and psychological effects of putting kindergarteners in math for hours at a time. Is there any concern from officials that you guys talked to in your early pre decisional discussions about that?

Jen Psaki: No, there’s not. And I will tell you from personal experience, my rising kindergartener told me two days ago, she could wear a mask all day and she’s just happy to go to camp and go to school. And the objective from all of our public health officials have has been clearly, and our Secretary of Education, kids needs to be in school. We know there’s a mental health impact of them not being in school, and we should take the mitigation measures needed in order for them to be in school and in the classroom, including masking and including allowing that to be part of a reality in these schools to keep the community.

The wonderful people of the internet had a few things to say about all of this…

“Couple of points: This is not Jen Psaki’s government. It is WE THE PEOPLE’S government!!! She’s a horrible mother if she makes her own child wear a mask all day!!! She clearly hasn’t done the research into how bad mask are on your lungs wore long period of time. It causes more lung infections and it lowers your own natural immunity so you actually get sicker. This is common sense!!! She works for a tyrannical government!!!!”

“Child abuse!”

“She’s a science denier and a mean mom.”

“Kids are more likely to get a bacterial infection from wearing a mask instead of dying from the ChinaVirus.”

“wow!! Where’s her mask?”

“She thinks she can tell her kid what to do but other parents cannot? How does she sound like Cori Bush?”

“my granddaughter fell asleep in her classroom because of mask. if you breathe C02 back in instead of out, it can cause headaches and fatigue. It has never happened before and she gets plenty of sleep. Mask are dangerous and don’t protect”

“Yep. Newson lied too. When photos of his kids came out maskless he pulled them out of summer camp. They went to in person school maskless. They all lie. This has nothing to do with our health. This is all about control. When are the sheeple going to wake up and say NO MORE. Many dems are afraid to take off that germ infested mask.i depend on NATURAL ULTRA VIOLET RAYS (sun) and vitamin supplements plus i eat healthy. I don’t eat out at fast foods.”

“you are such evil your child never said that. If my child whom is in elementary tells me everyday she hates wearing a mask. so please stop spreading misinformation.”

“How about closing our Southern borders and stop Covid infected illegals from flooding our country, this is the main reason for the increase increase Covid cases.”

“She is a liar. She said s brainwashing her child. This child is going to have mental problems down the road along with other children because of these terrible masks. Has she not seen the science that the masks reduce oxygen levels along with the different bacteria that are growing in them. She certainly not a candidate for mother of the year. Wicked witch of the west suits her better”

This piece was written by Zach Heilman on August 8, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.

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Maskless Jen Psaki Brags About Her Kid Being Indoctrinated Into Mask Obedience [VIDEO] — LifeZette

Debunking Big Lies About All Things Flu/Covid | Stephen Lendman

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Virtually everything flu/covid related endorsed by US/Western dark forces, their media press agents, and public health supporters is all about destroying health, not protecting and preserving it.

Truth-telling medical experts and scientists are on the frontlines of exposing, challenging and debunking the mother of all state-sponsored/media promoted scams that’s all about mass-extermination on an unparalleled scale.

At a July 29 and 30 Interdisciplinary Symposium, former Pfizer chief scientist for allergy and infectious diseases Dr. Michael Yeadon explained the following in prepared address:

“The reason I’ve been speaking out from the beginning is that (it’s) blindingly obvious from as early as April 2020 that we’ve been lied to.” 

To “those who might think I’m a ‘conspiracy theorist’, I say:” 

“There is an international plan. There’s nothing theoretical about it.”

Nations throughout the West and elsewhere “adopted” what Yeadon calls flu/covid “(Big) Lies.”

Followers of his public remarks — and likeminded medical and scientific experts — understand them.

“(A)s (his) humanities graduate daughter says, you don’t need (a biology or other science degree to know” what’s going on.

“(Y)ou just need common sense not to be completely stupid.”

US-led Western governments have  “been lying to you” since seasonal flu was renamed covid early last year.

“Why would I bother to speak out,” Yeadon asked?

“I’ve made no friends and have lost many over the last year, so the only reason I’m speaking out is to tell you what I’ve just said, that you’re being lied to, and there’s a very bad reason for that.”

“Unfortunately, (flu/covid jabs) are part of this very bad plan.”

Now retired, Yeadon “spent 32 years in the pharmaceutical industry working to create new, innovative medicines.” 

“So anyone who does that has my thumbs-up, provided the medicines are safe, and provided they’re used appropriately.”

“These gene-based (flu/covid jabs) are neither.”

They’re “not that at all.”

They’ve “never been used before on any scale for any kind of treatment in humans.

They “contain a piece of genetic code, either DNA, where the viruses carry them into your body, or messenger RNA, which is the intermediate step between your genes and protein, which is the product, and those are used just to be basically a slippery coating of lipid nanoparticles to help them slide into your cells.”

“(T)here are at least two major problems.”  

“Major problem number one:”

Jabs contain “what’s called ‘spike proteins.’ ” 

Pfizer and Moderna “came up with this bright idea that if we can code those in these gene-based (flu/covid jabs), then your body will manufacture some of that.’ ”

“How’s that?” Your “body (has been) taken over to become a manufacturer of virus proteins.” 

“You never thought you were doing that before, did you?” 

“(U)nfortunately, the spike protein is highly active biologically. It does lots of things.”

“(I)t will cause your blood to clot wherever it is expressed sufficiently in your blood.”

The “unique process (is) not benign. It’s toxic. It’s a biological toxin.”

“(T)he other problem is (that) when you get a fixed dose, (your) genetic code” is reengineered.

You’ve become a genetically modified organism — defying nature. 

“Operation Warp Speed “miss(ed) steps” essential in drug development.

“And then they lie to you and say “(w)e haven’t missed the steps.”

“You can’t” do that. “If you go very quickly, there are some things you have not done.”

“(T)here’s been a complete failure of the regulatory process.”

“We have no idea what those steps should be for a gene-based (flu/covid jab).” 

“No idea. There are no medicines of this type in humans in a mass population.” 

“No one knows what the right things are to do.” 

“We don’t know how they distribute in the body.”

“We don’t know for how long they make how much protein, and in which bit of the body.” 

“As a biologist I’m simply horrified.” 

“I’d be terrified if someone said ‘you have to have this,’ because I would know they have no idea where it’s going to go.”

“They haven’t done any of the studies (required to assure) safety.”

“They’ve got almost no safety data” on what’s been administered to millions of people in the West and elsewhere.

FDA and CDC “emergency use authorization (is at a time when there’s) nothing approaching an emergency.”

We’ve been lied to “about the number of people in hospital(s).”

“If you look up the work of Dr. Peter McCullough, you’ll find five or six or seven therapies that work, (including) hydroxychloroquine, zinc, azithromycin, ivermectin, fluvoxamine, dexameth, and the list goes on.”

Flu/covid is “the most treatable respiratory viral illness ever.” 

“So this idea that there are no treatments is an utter lie.”

Instead, toxic jabs were OK’d that “toxicologists would probably have nightmares over.”

“And they let you have it because there was an alleged public health emergency” that doesn’t exist. 

“Of course there’s” none. 

“And they said you have to (be jabbed) because there are no treatments, which is a complete lie.”

“Complete informed consent” is entirely absent when most needed.

“It’s going to get worse” ahead, Yeadon believes.

“I knew there was something very badly wrong, because I knew the virus was not as lethal as” falsely claimed.

Given what’s gone on since early last year, Yeadon stressed:

“I’ve never been as ashamed of the industry I used to work in” as now.

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Source: Debunking Big Lies About All Things Flu/Covid

Erykah Badu and H.E.R post video and pictures of Obama letting loose at his ‘scaled back’ Martha’s Vineyard 60th birthday bash attended by up to 400 people: Party is labeled ‘hypocrisy at its finest’ amid US Delta surge | Daily Mail

  • Hundreds of guests attended Barack Obama’s 60th birthday celebration on Saturday night 
  • The former president was caught on video dancing, maskless, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • He was snapped by Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu who managed to capture Obama in a video selfie of hers 
  • Two DJ’s also managed to share pictures of the Martha’s Vineyard set up despite a ban on pictures and video
  • Food, cocktails, specially branded napkins, face masks and even the toilets were posted to social media
  • The Secret Service set up a no-fly zone over Barack Obama’s $12million mansion as he and his A-list guests celebrate the former president’s 60th birthday party
  • The party has drew criticism in Republican circles after the Obama’s said it was ‘scaled back’ 
  • Event saw hundreds of people including famous celebrities attend the event 
  • It included a performance by Alicia Keys, who sang Happy Birthday, as did John Legend
  • By the end of the night there was said to be huge traffic jams stretching from Obama’s 29-acre estate with one police officer describing the situation as a ‘s*** show’ over his police radio as guests flocked to leave
  • The ‘trimmed down’ guest list of ‘close family and friends’ read more like the attendees of a Hollywood award show, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Gayle King, Tom Hanks and George Clooney
  • One staff member told DailyMail.com that 300-400 people were in attendance 
  • On Friday night a host of stars who enjoyed a pre-party cocktail gathering at Winnetu Oceanside Resort, where Obama was pictured chatting with guests as they took in sweeping ocean views

Source: Maskless on dancefloor at celeb-filled 60th…