Daily Archives: October 30, 2021

The Name to Use — VCY America

If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14)

What a wide promise! Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by that word anything. Come, my soul, be free at the mercy seat, and hear thy Lord saying to thee, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

What a wise promise! We are always to ask in the name of Jesus. While this encourages us, it also honors Him. This is a constant plea. Occasionally every other plea is darkened, especially such as we could draw from our own relation to God or our experience of His grace; but at such times the name of Jesus is as mighty at the throne as ever, and we may plead it with full assurance.

What an instructive prayer! I may not ask for anything to which I cannot put Christ’s hand and seal. I dare not use my Lord’s name to a selfish or willful petition. I may only use my Lord’s name to prayers which He would Himself pray if He were in my case. It is a high privilege to be authorized to ask in the name of Jesus as if Jesus Himself asked; but our love to Him will never allow us to set that name where He would not have set it.

Am I asking for that which Jesus approves? Dare I put His seal to my prayer? Then I have that which I seek of the Father.

The Name to Use — VCY America

What Does “Scripture Alone” Mean, and Why Should You Care? — BLOG – Beautiful Christian Life

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When we talk about sola scriptura, we are talking about the fact that it is God’s word—not man’s—that gives us the instruction we need to attain everlasting life. It’s not to say that Christians should only read the Bible and nothing else. If your sink gets clogged, a plumbing manual will be of more use than anything in the Old or New Testament. Sola scriptura means that the Bible gives us everything we need to know about everything that truly matters—specifically, our salvation.

The Sufficiency of Scripture

At the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church did not deny the importance of the Word of God but rather its sufficiency. Rome said Scripture was insufficient to reveal to us the way to heaven. Rather, Rome argued that we needed something in addition to Scripture: the traditions of the church. According to theologian Michael Horton in The Christian Faith,

The Council of Trent [in the sixteenth century] established the view that Scripture and tradition are actually two forms of God’s Word—”written” and “unwritten”.” (p. 188)

What led the Roman Catholics astray was their understanding that the church birthed the Word of God, rather than the Word being the foundation of the church (Eph. 2:20). Yes, God gives us consciences, good sense, and even the traditions of the church from which we can glean insight into life, but knowledge of salvation is found in Scripture and Scripture alone.

How could we even for a moment think we could bring any kind of insight of our own to add to God’s word? In his prophecy, Isaiah speaks of God’s word not returning “empty” but accomplishing God’s purpose (Isa. 55:11). Proverbs 30:6 describes every word of God as true, and moreover, gives a warning to any who would dare add their own words to it. Similar scriptural curses in Deuteronomy 4:2 and 12:32 and Revelation 22:18-19 show just how seriously God takes the sufficiency of his word.  

In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he writes:

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

This is Scripture’s greatest defense for its own sufficiency—the fact that the Bible is God’s Word breathed out by Him, and not man’s.

This doctrine of the nature of Scripture continued from the time of the Bible’s formation through the age of the ancient church. The church’s high view of Scripture is what the Reformation was trying to recover. In his work Against Heresies, the great apologist Irenaeus said, “The Scriptures are perfect, inasmuch as they were uttered by the Word of God and His Spirit.” Augustine wrote, “Therefore we yield to and agree to the authority of the Holy Scripture which can neither be deceived nor deceive.” [1]

The Supreme Authority of Scripture

Thus, the creeds and confessions of the Reformation spoke clearly about the necessity of recovering the sufficiency and supreme authority of Scripture. Two are worth quoting at length. First, the Geneva Confession sets forth in Section One:

We affirm that we desire to follow Scripture alone as a rule of faith and religion, without mixing with it any other things which might be devised by the opinion of men apart from the Word of God, and without wishing to accept for our spiritual government any other doctrine than what is conveyed to us by the same Word without addition or diminution, according to the command of our Lord.

The French Confession of Faith from 1559 is equally clear:

We believe that the Word contained in these books has proceeded from God, and receives its authority from Him alone, and not from men. And inasmuch as it is the rule of all truth, containing all that is necessary for the service of God and for our salvation, it is not lawful for me, nor even for angels, to add to it, to take away from it, or to change it.

This was the thrust of the Reformation: turning aside from man and relying fully upon the Word of God. It was a rejection of the notion that the church had anything to offer toward salvation apart from ministering what the Bible taught. This is why our worship services are filled with Scripture: we sing Scripture, pray Scripture, read Scripture, and preach Scripture, because it alone is sufficient for our salvation.

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Jonathan Landry Cruse is pastor of Community Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a published hymn author. His works can be viewed at http://www.HymnsOfDevotion.com.Click Here to Subscribe to BCL’s Free Weekly Newsletter and Weekday Devotional


Knowing Scripture by R. C. Sproul

[1] Augustine, A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants, Book I, Ch. 33.

What Does “Scripture Alone” Mean, and Why Should You Care? — BLOG – Beautiful Christian Life

October 30 Evening Quotes of The Day

Sacrificing for the Truth
1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 3:14; 10:23

The business of the truth is not to be deserted, even to the sacrifice of our lives. For we live not for this age of ours, nor for the princes, but for the Lord. To admit for the sake of the princes anything that will diminish or vitiate the truth is silly, not to say impious. To have held fast to the purpose of the Lord is to conquer all adversaries.


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

Why Do Christians Have So Many Quarrels?
Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 1:11; 3:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 1 Timothy 2:8; 2 Timothy 2:23–24; James 4:1–2

How does it happen that we Christians who are united by such powerful agencies have much greater quarrels than unbelievers? And how does it happen that in a Confederacy in which until now a fraternal love prevailed, for the sake of foreign lords violent quarrel has arisen? Answer: Real piety, by which is meant true worship and prayer to God, has disappeared among us.


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

“You Are God’s Tool”
Genesis 50:20; Isaiah 6:8; Luke 1:38; 1 Corinthians 7:17–24

You are God’s tool. He wills to wear you out by use, not by idleness. Oh, happy man, whom He calls to His work!


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

Zwingli’s Criticism of the Mass
Romans 3:24–25; Ephesians 5:2; Hebrews 9:28; 10:10–12; 1 John 4:10

Christ, who has once offered Himself, is to all eternity the perpetual and redeeming sacrifice for the sins of all believers; therefore it follows that the Mass is not a sacrifice, only the commemoration of the sacrifice and the assurance of the redemption which Christ has shown us.


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

October 30 – The Hebrew Acrostic of Lamentations — VCY America

October 30
Lamentations 3:1-66
Hebrews 1:1-14
Psalm 102:1-28
Proverbs 26:21-22

Hebrew Alphabet

Lamentations 3:1 – A little bit of “technical analysis” – Lamentations 1, 2, and 4 are Hebrew Acrostics – each verse starts with a different Hebrew letter (Aleph/A, Beit/B, Gimel, Daleth, He, etc…), so each chapter is 22 verses (22 Hebrew letters).

Lamentations 3 is 66 verses – the first 3 verses all start with Aleph, the next three verses start with Beit, the next three verses start with Gimel. (Remember that Hebrew is written from right to left). In other words, this is clearly poetic writing. Not narrative (I did this, then he did that). Narratives can explain battles, but poetry can explain pain.


Lamentations 3:2123 – Three chapters in and it seems there is no hope. But there is – in the Lord’s mercy, compassion, and faithfulness! Great is Thy Faithfulness!

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Lamentations 3:24 – I saw a statistic on the internet – 1 in 3 people who touch alcohol become drunk, but we think we’re ok. 1 in 300,000,000 win the lottery, and we think – could be me! Hope is not the “Wishin and hopin and thinkin and prayin” as a pop singer sang. Biblical Hope is “Confidence in a future event” – and with Jesus – 1 in 1 are pluck-free (John 10:28)!

Hope is the theme of the mid-section of Lamentations 3.

  • “my hope is perished” Lamentations 3:18
  • “have I hope” Lamentations 3:21
  • “will I hope in him” Lamentations 3:24
  • “man should…hope” Lamentations 3:26
  • “there may be hope” Lamentations 3:29

Our confidence is that grief is followed by compassion (Lamentations 3:32). Anger is followed by favour (Psalm 30:5). We must, however, acknowledge our sins, accept the punishment (Lamentations 3:39), and radically adjust our ways (Lamentations 3:40).

Lamentations 3:53 – Jeremiah isn’t speaking hyperbole – he actually knew what a dungeon was like (Jeremiah 38:6).

Lamentations 3:54 – Near drowning is a horrifying experience. Vic Eliason shared how his brother saved him from drowning as a young boy, and Vic never forgot the experience. Let’s look at Biblical references to near drowing:

  • Jeremiah “waters flowed over mine head (Lamentations 3:54)
  • Jonah “waters compassed me about, even to the soul” (Jonah 2:5)
  • Psalmist “the waters are come in unto my soul” (Psalm 69:1)

Lamentations 3:66 – Jeremiah gave up his right to vengeance to God.  Like David, Jeremiah knew he was a sinful man, but God has mercy and will forgive us – and even though we grievously offend our God – He still answers prayers such as David’s prayer that God would turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness (2 Samuel 15:31).

Hebrews 1:1 – From E. Schuyler English:

The theme of the Epistle to the Hebrews, the only book of the New Testament in which our Lord is presented in His high priestly office, is the supreme glory of Christ, the Son of God and Son of man.


Hebrews 1:3 – Who is this Son? Agent of Creation (Hebrews 1:2), Brightness of His glory, Image of His person, upholding all things. Upholding is the same idea as “by him all things consist (Colossians 1:17). He holds the universe together! Oh, and he’s so much better than the angels (Hebrews 1:4). This is not the mere brother of Lucifer. This is not the mere spirit creature named Michael. This is not a mere good teacher. Enjoy reading about the greatness of our Savior – the only Son of God!

Hebrews 1:14 – Angels are ministers of the heirs of salvation. Who are the heirs? We are! (Galatians 3:29, Romans 8:17, Titus 3:7, 1 Peter 3:7). Yes angels are serving us!

Psalm 102:2 – When life is easy we don’t need to call upon God. And if we do accidentally say grace over a meal, we don’t need a speedy answer. We don’t need to bother the Almighty with our insignificant needs.

Yet He wants to hear from his children! He has made us heirs of salvation. Fanny Crosby developed this theme – reminding us of our Blessed Assurance!

Blessed Assurance!

Proverbs 26:22 – Sometimes it’s better not to know.

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October 30 – The Hebrew Acrostic of Lamentations — VCY America

October 30 – Confessing our sins one to another — Reformed Perspective

Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. – James 5:16

Scripture reading: James 5:16-18

It is not just the elders’ position to deal with sins in the community of God’s people.  It is each Christian’s responsibility and privilege. One of the loveliest things we can do for and with each other is also one of the hardest things that we can do for and with each other. That is confessing our sins to each other. It is hard because it causes us to be vulnerable in front of each other. But when brothers and sisters can do this, it is like glue in the relationships. It also can bring great healing to hurt relationships, but only when it is done through prayer as brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Only through faith in Jesus Christ can we pray for the ability to confess sins and for the ability to hear confessions of sin without gossiping or judging. Only in faith in Jesus Christ can we pray for the ability to forgive and forget the sin and pray to understand and believe in forgiveness based on Jesus’ finished work. To sincerely pray these prayers takes faith.

James tells us that Elijah, a sinful man like us, had this kind of faith. Therefore it is possible for us also to earnestly pray, trusting God will give us what we need to confess our sins to one another and be blessed by doing this. Elijah prayed and things happened. May we pray for this to happen more and more in our lives.

Suggestions for prayer

That we would have the confidence to confess our sins to one another and be communities that are blessed by doing this.

Pastor Richard Bultje is a United Reformed missionary and pastor in the River of Life church plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Pastor Richard and his wife, Yukyung moved to Niagara Falls in November 2012 with their three children Calvin, Isaiah and Gloria. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

October 30 – Confessing our sins one to another — Reformed Perspective

October 30 Evening Verse of The Day

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20:12 God’s word of judgment is directed to both Moses and Aaron, for Aaron had accompanied Moses and was implicated in the rashness of his brother’s action. Their ministry was coming to an end.[1]

20:12 you will not bring this assembly into the land The exact reason for Moses’ punishment is unknown. Essentially, Moses disobeyed Yahweh’s instructions: He struck the rock rather than speaking to it (vv. 8, 11), and his wording betrayed his personal dissatisfaction with the people. God may have been offended at Moses’ anger.[2]

20:12 you have not believed Me. The Lord’s evaluation of Moses was that he failed to take God at His word and thus to treat Him as holy to the people. Moses here failed in the same way as Israel had at Kadesh 38 years previously (14:11). you shall not bring this assembly into the land. God’s judgment upon Moses for his sin of striking the rock was that he would not take Israel into the land of Canaan. The inclusion of Aaron demonstrated his partnership with Moses in the action against the Lord.[3]

20:12 — Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

God is no respecter of persons; obedience always brings blessing, as disobedience brings consequences. Moses allowed his anger and frustration to goad him into an ugly display of the flesh.[4]

20:12 God’s judgment comes in expected severity, given the nature of Moses’ offense. Moses is charged with the double sin of not believing in God and not hallowing Him before the people. Hallow means to “treat as holy.” God saw Moses’ action as a lack of respect and awe for His holiness. God’s instructions were not honored. Moses, who for so long had been concerned with the reputation of God (14:13–19), slighted the Lord by not following His clear instructions in the presence of the congregation. Aaron also was indicted and sentenced by the Lord. For both brothers, the sentence was to join the death march of the older generation. Neither of them would enter Canaan.[5]

12. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron. God here both sets forth their crime, and pronounces its punishment. Now, whilst unbelief is in itself a gross and detestable evil, God aggravates its guilt by declaring its consequence, viz., that He was defrauded of His glory, when Moses and Aaron, who ought to have been the proclaimers of the miracle, lay as it were confounded with shame. For, whereas their confidence, by exciting attention, would have sanctified God’s name, so by their mistrust it came to pass that all were led to think that there was nothing to be hoped from His assistance.

When Moses not only ingenuously confesses his guilt, but also relates how he was condemned by God, and, in order that his disgrace may be more complete, introduces Him speaking as from His judgment-seat, this does not a little tend to establish the truth of his doctrine. For what human being, unless he had renounced all carnal affections, would voluntarily endure to declare himself guilty before all the world? His angelic virtues were sufficient to exempt him from all suspicion. Having erred in one particular only, he proclaims the disgrace which he might have concealed, and does not hesitate to disparage himself, in order to magnify the goodness of God. And surely it is obvious from this passage that, whenever God had before pardoned the people at the request of Moses, the pardon was no less gratuitous than as if he had not interceded for them. For the intercession of Moses ceases on this occasion, yet God does not fail to deal kindly with them in their unworthiness, according to His wont.[6]

Ver. 12.—Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel. It is very important, and at the same time very difficult, to understand what the precise sin of Moses and Aaron was upon this occasion. That it was very serious is manifest from the punishment which is entailed. Aaron, indeed, does not appear in the narrative, save in his usual subordinate position as associated with his brother by the Divine mandate. It has been said that he might have checked the unadvised words of Moses, but that is wholly beside the mark. Aaron had obviously no control whatever over his far more able and energetic brother, and therefore could have no responsibility in that respect. We can only suppose that he inwardly assented to the language and conduct with which he was outwardly associated, and therefore shared the guilt. A less degree of sin was (so to speak) necessary in his cause, because he had on former occasions so greatly dishonoured his office; and the anger of God against the sin of his ministers, although laid to sleep, is ever ready to awake upon the recurrence of a similar provocation. We may therefore dismiss him, and consider only the case of Moses. It is impossible to suppose that Moses actually doubted the power of God to supply the present need, for he held in his hand the very rod with which he had struck the rock in Rephidim, nor is there anything in his words or acts upon this occasion to imply any such disbelief. The language of ch. 11:21, 22 may be cited on the other side but that was spoken in passion, and spoken to God, and cannot be held as expressing an actual failure of faith. Nor do subsequent references point to unbelief as having been the sin of Moses (cf. ch. 27:14; Deut. 32:51; Ps. 106:33). Rather, they point to disobedience and indiscretion; to such disloyal conduct and language as produced a bad impression upon the people, and did not place the Divine character before them in its true light. We must understand, therefore, that the want of belief with which Moses stood charged was not a want of faith in the power of God, but a want of obedience to the will of God, bearing in mind that the two faults of disbelief and disobedience are but two sides of one inward fact, and are perpetually confounded in the language of Scripture (compare the use of ἀπειθεῖν in the New Testament). What then was the disobedience of Moses? Here, again, the more obvious answer is insufficient. It is true that Moses struck the rock twice instead of (or perhaps in addition to) speaking to it; but God had bid him take the rod, and he might naturally think he was meant to use it as before; moreover, the people could not have known anything of the exact terms of the command, and would have thought no more of his striking the rock at Kadesh than at Rephidim; but it was the fact of the bad impression made upon the people which was the ground of the Divine rebuke. We come back, therefore, to the simple conclusion expressed by the Psalmist (Ps. 106:32, 33), that Moses lost his temper, and in the irritation of the moment spoke and acted in such a way and in such a spirit as to dishonour his Master and to impair the good effect of the Divine beneficence. It is quite likely that the repeated striking of the rock was one sign of the anger to which Moses gave way, but we could hardly have attached any serious character to the act if it had stood alone. It is in the words of Moses, words in which he associated Aaron with himself, that we must find the explanation of the displeasure he incurred. That he called the people “rebels” was unseemly, not because it was untrue, or because it was an uncalled-for term of reproach, but because he himself was at that very moment a rebel, and disloyal in heart to his Master (cf. ver. 24). That he should say, “Must we fetch you water out of this rock?” showed how completely he was carried away. It is true that God had said to him, “Thou shalt bring forth to them water,” and, “Thou shalt give the congregation … drink” (compare this with Exod. 17:6), and it is probable that his own words were more or less consciously dictated by this remembrance; but he knew very well that the Divine mandate afforded him no real justification; that he and Aaron were the merest instruments in the hand of God; that it was peculiarly necessary to keep this fact before the minds of the people; nevertheless, his vexation and anger betrayed him into putting himself—a mere man, and a man too in a very bad temper—into the place of God before the eyes of the whole congregation. Moses had fallen at least once before (see on ch. 11:11–15) into a similar error, one so natural to an angry mind; but this was the first time that he had made his error public, and thereby dishonoured the Master whom it was his special duty to uphold and glorify. This was the sin, and if the punishment seem disproportionate, it must be remembered that the heinousness of a sin depends quite as much on the position of the sinner as upon its intrinsic enormity. Ye shall not bring this congregation into the land. That they should die in the wilderness was implied in this sentence, but was not strictly a part of the sentence itself. Moses, indeed, although he did not enter the land of promise in its narrower sense, yet he died within the inheritance of Israel. Since they had behaved unworthily of their high office as leaders of the people, therefore that office should be taken from them before the glorious end.[7]

12. Reader! do not fail to remark how the Lord deals in faithfulness. God will not allow iniquity in his people to go unrebuked. The tenor of the covenant indeed is, if the children (of the Redeemer) forsake his law, and walk not in his judgments, he will visit their transgression with the rod, &c. though the everlasting virtue of the covenant is the same: there is a blessed nevertheless which will not suffer the smallest alteration here. Jesus hath purchased the salvation of his people, and both their persons and their mercies are the price of his blood. So that when God corrects his people it is not for the satisfaction of his justice; for that is and hath been fully satisfied by him, who hath borne their sins and made satisfaction for them; but it is for the display of his purity, and that we might be made partakers of his holiness. See Psalm 89:33. with Heb. 12:6–10. Reader! I cannot, I dare not dismiss the observations which arise out of this event, without calling upon you to remark, that if the Lord will not overlook the provocations of his own people without giving those evidences of his displeasure, what must the sins of his enemies call for? If a father thus corrects his child, surely for the same offence he will turn the servant out of door. Pray read that scripture: Psm. 2:11, 12.[8]

20:12 you did not trust in me. Lack of faith may be indicated in Moses’s hitting the rock not once but “twice” (v. 11), suggesting doubt about whether God will come through.

to honor me as holy. The way Moses and Aaron speak in verse 10 (“Must we bring you water out of this rock?”) dishonors God by glorifying themselves. They speak as if they were Egyptian magicians performing miracles by their own powers, when instead they should have ascribed the miracle to God. Such robbing God of his glory deserves severe punishment. They also disobey God’s command (cf. Num. 20:24): they have been told to assemble the congregation and address the rock; instead, Moses addresses the people and strikes the rock. For these offenses, Moses and Aaron are punished with exclusion from the land. Aaron dies in this chapter (Num. 20:28–29), and Moses dies later, before the conquest (Deut. 34).[9]

20:12 / See Milgrom, Numbers, pp. 448–56, for various views on the sin of Moses: e.g., that Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it or struck it twice rather than once, or Moses’ temper or doubt. Moses and Aaron fail to demonstrate God’s full power and might to the people, and so God does not receive due reverence and honor. Perhaps Moses and Aaron are arrogant and think they can produce the water (see Ps. 106:32–33).[10]

12  It appears that modeling an illegitimate type of leadership (disobedience, anger against God’s people issuing in rash words, pointing to oneself as the source rather than God, violence) or complicity in such action is enough, in the current case, to keep Moses and Aaron from going into the land of promise and to keep them from leading the Israelites into it.

Yahweh’s specific charge is you have not trusted in me to hold me as holy before the eyes of the children of Israel (lō’–he’ĕmantem bî lehaqdîšēnî le‘ênê benê yiśrā’ēl). To trust in Yahweh means basically to find that he is worthy of reliance. In Num. 14, parallels to which have already been suggested, lō’-he’ĕmîn describes the rebellion of the Israelites, who, in spite of the many signs Yahweh had done in their midst, refused to rely on him to fulfill his further promises (see the commentary above on 14:11). Here Moses and Aaron succumb to the same sin; they have refused by their actions to rely on God to quench his people’s thirst without their aid in spite of all that he has done. They therefore disobeyed what God had commanded, culminating with Moses’ striking the rock twice. As the people had refused to rely on Yahweh in their first sojourn at Kadesh and were condemned to die outside the land of promise (14:11, 22–35), so here in the second sojourn there (many years later), the leaders make the same mistake and are sentenced to the same fate.

to hold me as holy. Yahweh’s second charge consists of an infinitive construct (lehaqdîšēnî), which in this case shows an action consequent on the relying or trusting. The verb qāḏaš means “be set apart, consecrated, holy,” and in the Hiphil “to make separate, holy,” i.e., “to consecrate” or “treat as sacred.” Moses and Aaron have not treated Yahweh as sacred before the eyes of the children of Israel, i.e., openly, as they were commanded to do in v. 8 (“speak to the rock before their eyes”). Instead, by their lack of reliance on Yahweh, they have proved to be impediments to the manifestation of Yahweh’s power and holiness before the eyes of his people. When this happens, leaders of God’s people have lost their ability to lead.

This second charge also contains a play on the place-name Kadesh (qāḏēš, from qdš, the same root as haqdîš, “to hold as holy”). The place was to be known by what the people did there, viz., “holding Yahweh as holy.” It will be known, however, first of all, by another name.[11]

[1] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 221). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

[2] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Nu 20:12). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[3] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Nu 20:12). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[4] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Nu 20:12). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[5] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 218). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[6] Calvin, J., & Bingham, C. W. (2010). Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses Arranged in the Form of a Harmony (Vol. 4, pp. 135–136). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[7] Thomas, W. (1910). Introductory Essay on the Authenticity and Authorship of the Book of Numbers. In H. D. M. Spence, Exell Joseph S. (Eds.), Numbers (pp. 253–254). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[8] Hawker, R. (2013). Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary: Genesis–Numbers (Vol. 1, pp. 669–670). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[9] Sprinkle, J. M. (2015). Leviticus and Numbers. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (p. 309). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

[10] Hubbard, R. L., Jr., & Johnston, R. K. (2012). Foreword. In W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston (Eds.), Leviticus, Numbers (p. 258). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[11] Ashley, T. R. (1993). The Book of Numbers (pp. 385–386). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Life’s Painful Experiences — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

A poem for those going through hard times.

Life’s painful experiences are really teachers
for your learning, to bring you to the realization that,
discipline and integrity are the order of the day.

What a price you pay for every indiscretion.
There is a price to pay for every careless mistake
Yes, the pain seems greater than you can bear.
Yet the comfort of the word rings out from
Proverbs 3:5&6 ” Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own under-
standing.’ In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he
shall direct thy path

You now realize the folly of putting your trust in people
and in things.
O the folly of being careless and trusting in your own
With much regret and the wish that you could go back
and undo what has already been done!
Despair and depression now surrounds you,
hope begins to flee away.

At a moment’s glance, the warm and welcoming
presence of your Abba Father surrounds you,
bringing comfort and strength to you.
Enlightening you with the understanding
that every painful experience, every
disappointment are really tools to sharpen
and refine you.
To bring you to your rightful place in the Kingdom
of God.

Your most painful experience, if you continue
to endure will bring you to the place
of your greatest triumph.
These experiences will bring you to your place
of destiny.

May God, your Abba Father impart to you endurance
to hold on in all that you are going through,
you will make it through Life’s Painful Experiences.

by Margaret Mullings
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  Bloom Where you are Planted – the Diane Willis story
•  Depression Story – There is Hope – Merri Ellen Giesbrecht tells her depression story and her story of hope
•  Salvation Explained

Life’s Painful Experiences — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

A Prayer of Endurance — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Help us to lean upon You and draw our strength from You. Give us the endurance we need to stand firm, to continue on, to press in, and to press through …


We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us…” Romans 5:3-5 NLT


Father, I ask You to keep the hearts of my children close to You; keep their thoughts fixed on You; keep their spirits strong in You. May Your grace draw them to Your heart, Your will, Your love—moment by moment, day after day.

Help us to lean upon You and draw our strength from You. Give us the endurance we need to stand firm, to continue on, to press in, and to press through everything and anything that seeks to hinder us, or sidetrack us, from following Your plan and doing Your will.

May we always have keen vision to watch out for the attacks from the devil—to resist his temptations; to reject his lies; to refuse his condemnation; to refuse his accusations.

I pray that when my children are carrying burdens they would learn to cast them upon You; when they are anxious they would depend upon Your promises; when they become discouraged their hope would be renewed. Assure them today, Father, how dearly You love them.

By Roy Lessin
Used by Permission

Further Reading

• Does God Only Love Christians?

• Spiritual Oxygen: Are you getting it?

•  Salvation Explained

A Prayer of Endurance — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

October 30 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Wycliffe’s Criticism of Too-Constant Prayer
Matthew 28:18–20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Devout prayer in men of good life is good in certain time; but it is against charity for priests to pray evermore, and at no time to preach, since Christ charges priests to preach the Gospel.


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

Trust Christ’s Righteousness
Luke 18:9–14; Philippians 3:9

If a man trusts to his own righteousness, he rejects Christ’s. If he trusts to Christ’s righteousness, he rejects his own.


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

30 Oct 2021 News Briefing


BlackRock targeted in new ad campaign for being too woke
Consumers’ Research, the nation’s oldest consumer protection agency, is throwing a million dollars at a new national ad campaign that hammers BlackRock for what it calls the money manager’s “shady ties” to the Chinese Communist Party and its CEO Larry Fink’s hypocritical woke virtue signaling.

U.S. successfully tests hypersonic booster motor in Utah
The Pentagon successfully tested a booster rocket motor on Thursday designed to power a launch vehicle carrying a hypersonic weapon aloft, the Navy said.

PA on verge of financial collapse as fewer donors honor commitments
EU, the Gulf states and U.S. have all cut aid to the Palestinians, whose financial difficulties have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hamas has secret foreign investments worth hundreds of millions –
Hamas is concealing secret foreign investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars in seemingly legitimate businesses, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Furthermore, if the West cracked down on these investments and the countries facilitating them, some of the Gaza-based terrorist group’s destructive activities could be impaired, according to the Double Cheque website and former Mossad officials.

Putin: Transgender narrative of the ‘woke’ same as Soviet “Newspeak”; a crime against humanityRussian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi and slammed Western “woke” values, claiming that the pro-LGBT narrative is a “crime against humanity.” “The discussion about the rights of men and women has turned into a total phantasmagoria in a number of Western countries,” Putin said.

Israel cuts off electricity to PA due to non-payment
The Israeli government informed the Palestinian Authority that it will be cutting back its supply of electricity due to the non-payment of a $120 million debt to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) and the Jerusalem District Electricity Company.

Chrome fixes zero-day flaws under hacker attack — update now
Google yesterday pushed out an update for Chrome on the desktop that fixes eight security vulnerabilities, including two serious “zero-day” flaws that are already under attack by hackers unnamed. How these Chrome flaws can be exploited …

‘We are so divided now’: how China controls thought and speech beyond its borders
It was a pleasant, breezy day in late September 2020 when the FBI showed up outside the home of a man named Baimadajie Angwang. Angwang, who lived in Long Island with his wife and two-year-old daughter, was a community liaison officer with the New York police department, where his role was to build relations with the neighbourhood in the 111th precinct in Queens. He had arrived in the US in 2005, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker from a Tibetan enclave in China. He joined the marines in 2009 and served one tour in Afghanistan. And then, in 2019, he showed up at the Tibetan Community Center in Queens.

G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm watch in effect for October 30 after major X1.0 solar flare
Solar activity reached high levels on October 28, 2021, with a pair of M-class flares from geoeffective AR 2887 at 07:40 and 10:28 UTC, followed by a major X1.0 flare at 15:35 UTC which generated an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). As a result, a G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for October 30.

Pretend President Joe Biden Says Pope Francis Called Him A ‘Good Catholic’ While He Supports Child Transgender Surgery And Due-Date Abortion
The corrupt Roman pontiff, Pope Francis, welcomed child transgender advocate and due date abortion champion Joe Biden to the Vatican, offering no words of rebuke, and called him a ‘good Catholic’. It’s a good thing Catholics know nothing about the Bible, because if they did, they would be really mad. Remember Pope Pius XII who signed a concordat with Adolf Hitler? Guess Hitler was a ‘good Catholic’, too.

Emails Reveal Biden Wanted to Import Thousands of Afghans Without Vetting 
Sen. Josh Hawley revealed this week that President Joe Biden ordered his administration to fill up American evacuation planes from Afghanistan with as many of the country’s citizens as possible, even if they were not vetted.

Blood Has Been Spilled And Some City Streets Already Look Like War Zones
We have seen and discussed the headlines warning of the “upcoming” second American civil war, and other similarly themed headlines, but what those ignore completely is that blood has already spilled, and some city streets often look like warzones with the “rebels” (terminology when we see the same thing in other countries), controlling the streets without interference from the law enforcement.

China Gives Covid Vaccine to Children as Young as Three
China started giving Covid-19 vaccines to children as young as three, as the country grapples with the return of the delta variant and more  frequent virus outbreaks.

REPORT: Could Wisconsin Be The FIRST State To DECERTIFY The Fraudulent 2020 Election After Yesterday’s Explosive Report?
Wisconsin may be the first state to decertify the fraudulent 2020 election after Racine County Sheriff and Sgt. Michael Luell caught the Wisconsin Elections Commission red-handed.

Florida School Board Member Chaperones Little Children on Gay Bar Field Trip
A school board member in Florida is under fire for chaperoning children on a gay bar field trip. The teachers felt this was a necessary experience for the kids who look around 9-10 years old.

U.S. in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Families Separated at Border 
The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.

THE VACCINE-CANCER ATROCITY: Like clockwork, most vaccinated Americans will lose immune function by Christmas and start growing accelerated CANCER tumors that will kill them over the next ten years
The elephant in the room with covid vaccines is not merely that they are erasing the immune systems of those who take the jabs, but that the destruction of immune function will lead to an unprecedented acceleration in cancer tumor growth that will overwhelm the medical system and kill tens of millions over the next decade.

Vaccine mandates decimating police forces across U.S. – Alpha News
As crime rates surge, so are vaccine mandates — and resistance by police to those mandates. That means major cities across the United States risk losing one-third or more of their police forces, hesitant about getting the COVID-19 shot.

Is a Flood of FSA Staffing Shortages Coming Soon? USDA Denies FSA Vaccine Exemption Request
From tractor parts to fertilizer, farmers are plagued with problems in the U.S. supply chain. And with labor already being an issue across the U.S., some fear it could get worse as vaccine mandates are prompting some employees to walk away from their jobs. After USDA said late last week it’s not approving a vaccine mandate exemption for Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees, farmers could see another shortage: FSA field staff.

Big Pharma now targeting the mentally ill with clot shots that WORSEN mental illness – nation’s leading mental health advocacy organizations applaud the abuse 
Already knowing that Covid vaccines can worsen mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, nearly all major mental health advocacy organizations are literally applauding the CDC’s new target for clot shots – the mentally ill.

Bombshell Press Conference: Wisconsin Sheriff Shows Massive Voter Fraud in Nursing Homes Helped Steal 2020 Election
Until this morning, only a handful of people were aware that Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling would be unveiling the results of an extensive investigation into Wisconsin voter fraud. The surprise press conference was quickly picked up by Right Side Broadcasting Network and others, and the bombs were dropped left and right.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/10/30/30-oct-2021/

DEVELOPING: Law enforcement warns ISIS Cell could carry out attacks on Virginia shopping malls within next 72 hoursPosted: 30 Oct 2021 07:04 AM PDTAccording to reports, threats to multiple malls and shopping centers could be linked to an activated ISIS cell. We’re told, the cell could carry out an attack within the next 72 hours. Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis held a press conference saying his department is taking this very seriously.“Because we received information with a public safety value added to it, it’s our responsibility to have a greater presence, to be more aware and ask the community to have their eyes and ears peeled for more suspicious activity,” said Davis.Continue reading DEVELOPING: Law enforcement warns ISIS Cell could carry out attacks on Virginia shopping malls within next 72 hours at End Time Headlines.
UPDATE: Huge solar flare headed for Earth could make impact on Halloween Day, trigger Northern Lights and disrupt power gridPosted: 30 Oct 2021 06:51 AM PDT(UPDATE) The sun launched a massive solar flare yesterday that’s headed in Earth’s direction – the strongest storm seen in the current weather cycle. The volley of radiation may trigger the northern lights if it collides with our atmosphere, and could cause major issues for power grids, experts suggest.NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which tracks the Sun’s activity, captured an image of the event at 11:35 a.m. EST (4:35 p.m. BST) on Thursday.Continue reading UPDATE: Huge solar flare headed for Earth could make impact on Halloween Day, trigger Northern Lights and disrupt power grid at End Time Headlines.
Futurist warns that humans will be hacked if Artificial Intelligence is left unregulatedPosted: 30 Oct 2021 06:37 AM PDT(OPINION) The future could see the world’s human data, delivered through the rising power and reach of artificial intelligence, in the hands of a powerful few – a recipe for a dystopian tomorrow populated by “hacked humans,” says Yuval Noah Harari.The world-renowned author tells Anderson Cooper nations must begin cooperating to prevent this by regulating artificial intelligence and the collection of data across all nations. The interview with Harari will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, October 31, at 7 p.m.Continue reading Futurist warns that humans will be hacked if Artificial Intelligence is left unregulated at End Time Headlines.
Chicago and Los Angeles has just embraced “universal basic income” will other cities follow?Posted: 30 Oct 2021 06:28 AM PDTChicago and Los Angeles plan to launch universal basic income pilot programs. Los Angeles will pay $1000 to 3,200 families every month, while Chicago will send $500 to 5000 families.The programs will cost $40 million and $31.5 million, respectively, according to FOX Business reporter Grady Trimble. Applicants for the Chicago program will be chosen at random but must earn less than $35,000 a year to qualify.Mayors Eric Garcetti and Lori Lightfoot have hailed the programs as the necessary step to “lift” people out of poverty, but critics have targeted the programs as an example of policies that disincentivize work amid a labor shortage.Continue reading Chicago and Los Angeles has just embraced “universal basic income” will other cities follow? at End Time Headlines.
(NEW PODCAST) Is Facebook leading society to embrace the Antichrist Era?Posted: 29 Oct 2021 03:57 PM PDT(OPINION) In today’s segment, We discuss the recent announcement of Facebook’s new direction and how this new technology will ultimately pave the way for the coming Antichrist System and the future “Image fo the Beast” To watch or listen to this message click one of the links below:To Watch click HERE
To listen click HEREContinue reading (NEW PODCAST) Is Facebook leading society to embrace the Antichrist Era? at End Time Headlines.
New poll reveals that only 13% of evangelicals tithe and only half give away less than 1% of income annuallyPosted: 29 Oct 2021 01:56 PM PDT(OPINION) While a majority of evangelicals say tithing — giving 10% of one’s income to the church — is a biblical commandment, only an estimated 13% engage in the practice, while half give away less than 1% of their income annually, a new study shows.The study, “The Generosity Factor: Evangelicals and Giving,” which will be formally released on Nov. 1, reflects data collected from 1,000 American evangelical Protestants and highlights how and where evangelicals give money.Continue reading New poll reveals that only 13% of evangelicals tithe and only half give away less than 1% of income annually at End Time Headlines.
Now they are mandating Booster shots for “some” places of employmentPosted: 29 Oct 2021 01:43 PM PDTAs many businesses across the U.S. mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees, will COVID-19 booster shots soon be required as well for some workers? At least in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey, that is now the case for certain employees.University Hospital in Newark is believed to be the first in the state to implement a COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate for employees who got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot, according to a hospital representative.Continue reading Now they are mandating Booster shots for “some” places of employment at End Time Headlines.

Weekend Snapshot · Oct. 30, 2021

 “From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

MLB’s World Series Heartburn

Georgia and Texas, two red states protecting election integrity, will host the Fall Classic.

Joe Biden’s Appalling Payout to Illegals

Our “open borders” president is poised to pay huge sums of money to hundreds of illegal immigrant families.

What Role Do Parents Play in Education?

The Left is increasingly fighting parents who don’t want their children indoctrinated.

And Now It’s Time for Spending Myths With Joe

Biden’s speech advocating for his spending agenda was full of fantasies and falsehoods.

Biden Tries to Make Virginia Race All About Trump

He dropped Trump’s name 24 times in his 17-minute stump speech for McAuliffe.

Year in Review: Before the Biden/Harris ‘Victory’

The future of Liberty rests with tens of millions of grassroots American Patriots ready to defend it.

Mandates Have Replaced Informed Consent

The CDC’s confusing and contradictory advice is making trust all that much harder.

Democrats’ Latest Scheme for Taxing Wealth

Their greed knows no bounds, as they now pursue confiscating unrealized capital gains.

Where’s the #MeToo Movement in Loudoun County?

The silence from some quarters on a “transgender” rape in a school is loud and clear.

Another Grilling for AG Garland

GOP senators ripped the nation’s chief law enforcement officer for equating concerned parents with domestic terrorists.

NSBA Apologizes for ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Parents Letter

With a now dead-even Virginia gubernatorial race and nearly 20 state school boards cutting ties, the NSBA runs damage control.

Biden’s Humanitarian Disasters

The president promised to undo the “immoral” policies of his predecessor, but he’s created more problems.

Facebook’s Fake Metaverse Facelift

Zuckerberg’s name change of his social media giant seems all about saving face.

Facebook Decisions Based on Political Bias

Not that we didn’t already know that, but more evidence of intentions has come to light.

Soros Launches Disinformation News Network

The ostensible aim is to fight falsehoods, but “Good Information Inc.” will peddle them instead.

We Smell a January 6 Rat

Who is Ray Epps, and why hasn’t the federal government indicted him for his leading role in the breach of the Capitol?

Biden’s ‘National Strategy on Gender’

These strategies have been proven again and again to hurt more than they help.

Democrats Squabble Over Spending Schemes

Biden has pitched a $1.75 trillion plan and is pushing hard for passage.

Baldwin: ‘Prop Gun’ Blame-Shifting

“I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone.”

Puppy Abuse: Your Taxpayer Dollars at Work

Why on earth would Anthony Fauci’s NIH fund such barbaric research on beagle puppies?


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“Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws. For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000. Let that sink in.” —Congressman Dan Crenshaw

 “From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

FULL SHOW: Facebook’s rebrand: Zuckerberg introduces world to ‘Metaverse’

In a major rebrand Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta, part of a drive to broaden the reach of the social media giant’s portfolio which includes Instagram and WhatsApp. But what is this metaverse vision CEO Mark Zuckerberg is talking about?

Source: FULL SHOW: Facebook’s rebrand: Zuckerberg introduces world to ‘Metaverse’

U.S. Surgeon General endorses local COVID vaccine mandates for school children, says there won’t be a federal mandate — Conservative Review

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Thursday afternoon that while he supports local school districts instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for school children, ” It’s not a requirement the federal government is going to put in place.”

Dr. Murthy made the comments during an interview with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Murthy noted that while the FDA has recommended emergency approval for children, the CDC still needs to issue their decision on emergency approval for the vaccine to children as young as 5. Dr. Murthy insisted that if both agencies issue final approval, as many as 28 million children should be vaccinated, and stated that he planned to vaccinate his own kids.

“Well, I want to make sure that the FDA and CDC weigh in, but if they do end up authorizing and recommending a vaccine, then I will get my child vaccinated. I have one child who is 5 and another who is 3 1/2. My younger daughter is not eligible yet in this next wave. My hope is that there will be a vaccine soon for her. My 5-year-old, yes. We will be taking him to be vaccinated if the FDA and CDC recommend it,” Dr. Murthy said.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Expects Authorization To Vaccinate Young Children Soon, But Won’t Predict End Of Pandemic

 U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Expects Authorization To Vaccinate Young Children Soon, But Won’t Predict End Of Pandemic cbsloc.al

The surgeon general says a final sign-off is expected shortly on a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

When asked whether school systems should institute a vaccine mandate, Murthy was generally supportive, calling it “a very reasonable conversation to have,” and noting, “When school systems and localities think about mandating vaccines, they’re primarily trying to figure out – how do we create a safe place in school? How do we make sure our kids are well and don’t end up transmitting consequential illnesses to each other in school?”

When asked whether there was any reason that should give parents pause about having their children vaccinated, Dr. Murthy said that children should not be vaccinated if they have a documented history of allergy to vaccines, and that parents should consult their pediatricians. Dr. Murthy did not offer any assurance as to how often both adults and children will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying, “In terms of whether or not people will need a regular shot, vaccine over time like the flu vaccine given once a year, or whether this will be a three-shot vaccine that will last for many years like the hepatitis B vaccine where you get three shots and are good for a long time, that only time will tell.”

Death and hospitalization rates for children remain very low from COVID-19, including the Delta variant.

Many will consider Dr. Murthy’s promise that there will not be a federal vaccine mandate for children to be cold comfort; after all, then-President Elect Biden promised in December of 2020 that he would not institute a federal vaccine mandate, only to institute a number of federal vaccine mandates during the course of 2021.

U.S. Surgeon General endorses local COVID vaccine mandates for school children, says there won’t be a federal mandate — Conservative Review

Kayleigh McEnany: Americans are having Biden remorse

The ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts to Biden’s sinking poll numbers and how it could have a ripple effect across next week’s governor races and the 2022 midterms. #FoxNews Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.

Source: Kayleigh McEnany: Americans are having Biden remorse

Government Secrets From Wuhan to JFK

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos talk about the National Institutes of Health’s funding of risky coronavirus research in Wuhan, new rules for Federal Reserve officials, and why the Biden Administration is holding out on the planned release of new JFK files.

Source: Government Secrets From Wuhan to JFK

Patriots for America militia patrol southern border to control immigration

The Patriots for America militia group are taking immigration control into their own hands, patrolling the southern border near Del Rio, Texas, looking to help to detain undocumented immigrants crossing from Mexico. Decked out in protective vests and armed with automatic rifles, the group, led by Samuel Hall, aims to ‘funnel’ immigrants into the arms of authorities and the US border patrol force, Hall explained.

Source: Patriots for America militia patrol southern border to control immigration