Daily Archives: January 29, 2022

Ever Mindful — VCY America

The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us.

Psalm 115:12 

I can set my seal to that first sentence. Cannot you? Yes, Jehovah has thought of us, provided for us, comforted us, delivered us, and guided us. In all the movements of His providence He has been mindful of us, never overlooking our mean affairs. His mind has been full of us—that is the other form of the word mindful. This has been the case all along and without a single break. At special times, however, we have more distinctly seen this mindfulness, and we would recall them at this hour with overflowing gratitude. Yes, yes, “the Lord hath been mindful of us.”

The next sentence is a logical inference from the former one. Since God is unchangeable, He will continue to be mindful of us in the future as He has been in the past; and His mindfulness is tantamount to blessing us. But we have here not only the conclusion of reason but the declaration of inspiration; we have it on the Holy Ghost’s authority—”He will bless us.” This means great things and unsearchable. The very indistinctness of the promise indicates its infinite reach. He will bless us after His own divine manner, and that forever and ever, Therefore, let us each say, “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”

Ever Mindful — VCY America

The Bible and its Story: Hannah and Samuel

The First Book of Samuel tells of the change which came over Israel at the close of the period of the “judges.” The twelve scattered tribes, driven by the warlike necessities of their situation, united in a closer bond and became a nation. The old loose semi-religious government of the judge was abandoned for the stronger though more despotic rule of a single arbitrary monarch. The last of the judges, the man in whose days and largely under whose guidance the change occurred, was Samuel.

‎The tale begins before the birth of Samuel, with his mother, Hannah. Hannah has long been regarded by both Jewish and Christian commentators as typifying the Church of God yearning for the coming of the Messiah, enduring deep misery while looking forward to a period of beatitude. So Hannah yearned for the birth of a son. She was a childless woman, wife of Elkanah, a wealthy Ephraimite. He had another, less loved wife, Peninnah, who had many children and who avenged herself for Elkanah’s preference by repeatedly mocking at Hannah’s childlessness. Hannah endured in silent sorrow; but all the joy of life was gone from her under this worst curse which could befall a Hebrew woman. Rachel in similar case had cried: “Give me children, or else I die.” Hannah vowed that, if she had a child, he should be devoted wholly to God’s service.

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

January 29 Evening Verse of The Day

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4:7 Cain had to be acceptable according to God’s condition. “Sin” (the term hattah, Heb., appearing here for the first time in the O.T.; see Rom. 7:13, note) is personified as a wild animal, lurking at the door of Cain’s life, desiring to enslave him. The Lord urges Cain to overpower and master sin (cf. 1 Cor. 10:13; James 1:14, 15).[1]

4:7 crouching at the door. The Hebrew suggests a threatening demon crouching outside the door of a house. Perhaps there is also an allusion to the serpent lying in wait to strike the heel (3:15; cf. 1 Pet. 5:8).

desire. See note 3:16.

rule over it. Knowing Cain’s heart, God warns him not to submit to the murderous temptation of the devil (cf. 1 John 3:12). Although unregenerate humans can rule over the ground and flocks, they cannot finally master sin (1:26 note; Ps. 53:3; Rom. 8:7).[2]

4:7 will I not accept you The Hebrew phrase used here literally reads, “lifting up?” Since the phrase “lift up the face” is very common in the ot as an idiom for “showing favor” or “accepting” someone, this may be the intended meaning (although the word “face” is not present). If this meaning is chosen, the phrase implies that Cain did not do well and that his offering is deficient in some manner (see vv. 4–5). Alternatively, the word translated “lifting up” can also be used idiomatically to describe forgiveness, but this would not seem to fit the present context.

is crouching The Hebrew verb used here, ravats, normally indicates lying down, as in resting (29:2; Isa 11:6); it can also refer to lying in wait like a predator does when waiting for prey (Gen 49:9).

The Hebrew word ravats is also associated with the Akkadian word rabitsu, which in Mesopotamian religion is used in reference to demons that were believed to guard entrances to buildings. Thus, it is possible that sin is being personified here as a demonic force, waiting to pounce on Cain. This fits with the curse of the serpent who God says will strike at the heel of people (3:15).

its desire is for you The Hebrew word used here, teshuqah, also occurs in 3:16 in relation to Eve’s desire for her husband. Both here and in the curse of 3:16, the context is negative: The desire represents something to be resisted, as it is connected to sin.[3]

4:7 do well … countenance be lifted up. God reminded Cain that if he had obeyed God and offered the animal sacrifices God had required, his sacrifices would have been acceptable. It wasn’t personal preference on God’s part, or disdain for Cain’s vocation, or the quality of his produce that caused God to reject his sacrifice. sin is crouching at the door. God told Cain that if he chose not to obey His commands, ever-present sin, crouched and waiting to pounce like a lion, would fulfill its desire to overpower him (cf. 3:16).[4]

4:7 — “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

God told Cain that obedience always brings blessing, but Cain allowed his anger to lead him into terrible sin.[5]

4:7 Because Cain’s jealous anger was incipient murder, God spoke to him in loving warning. Verse 7 may be understood in several ways:

1. “If you do well [by repenting], you will be able to look up again in freedom from anger and guilt. If you do not do well [by continuing to hate Abel], sin is crouching at your door, ready to destroy you. His [Abel’s] desire is for you [i.e., he will acknowledge your leadership] and you will rule over him” [i.e., if you do well].

2. “If you do well (or, as the Septuagint reads it, “If you offer correctly”) will you not be accepted?” The well-doing had reference to the offering. Abel did well by hiding himself behind an acceptable sacrifice. Cain did badly by bringing an offering without blood, and all his after-conduct was but the legitimate result of this false worship.

3. The RSV says, “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

4. F. W. Grant says in his Numerical Bible, “If you do not well, a sin-offering croucheth or lieth at the door.” In other words, provision was made if he wanted it.[6]

4:7 “sin is crouching at the door” In this verse sin is personified as a wild animal whose desire is to destroy (cf. 1 Pet. 5:8). There is a possible Akkadian connection with the word “crouching” which was used of the demonic (BDB 918, KB 1181, Qal PARTICIPLE). This shows the true nature of sin in our world.

“and its desire is for you” This same term “desire” (BDB 1003, KB 1802) is used in Gen. 3:16. It shows that the purpose of evil is our destruction (i.e. “to control” and “to dominate”).

“but you must master it” The VERB (BDB 605, KB 647) is a Qal IMPERFECT. This shows that we are not a puppet in the hand of evil, but we have the ability, with God’s help, to resist evil (cf. Eph. 6:13; James. 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9), to repent and be restored! Cain was not bound by Adam’s sin (cf. Ezek. 18:2–4). We are affected by Adam and Eve’s rebellion, but we are responsible for our own choices.[7]

7. In the Hebrew, accepted (7) is literally ‘a lifting up’ (cf. rvmg), an expression that can indicate a smiling as against a frowning (fallen, 6) face: cf. Numbers 6:26. The sense may be that the very look on Cain’s face gives him away; more probably it goes further, to promise God’s restoration (cf. 40:13) on a change of heart. The picture of sin … crouching at the door (rsv) is developed in the striking metaphor of taming a wild beast: so rsv, its desire is for you (Moffatt ‘eager to be at you’), but you must master it. The phrase is adapted from 3:16b, on which it throws back a sombre light.[8]

7. If thou doest well. In these words God reproves Cain for having been unjustly angry, inasmuch as the blame of the whole evil lay with himself. For foolish indeed was his complaint and indignation at the rejection of sacrifices, the defects of which he had taken no care to amend. Thus all wicked men, after they have been long and vehemently enraged against God, are at length so convicted by the Divine judgment, that they vainly desire to transfer to others the cause of the evil. The Greek interpreters recede, in this place, far from the genuine meaning of Moses. Since, in that age, there were none of those marks or points which the Hebrews use instead of vowels, it was more easy, in consequence of the affinity of words to each other, to strike into an extraneous sense. However, as any one, moderately versed in the Hebrew language, will easily judge of their error, I will not pause to refute it. Yet even those who are skilled in the Hebrew tongue differ not a little among themselves, although only respecting a single word; for the Greeks change the whole sentence. Among those who agree concerning the context and the substance of the address, there is a difference respecting the word שאת, (seait,) which is truly in the imperative mood, but ought to be resolved into a noun substantive. Yet this is not the real difficulty; but, since the verb נשא, (nasa,) signifies sometimes to exalt, sometimes to take away or remit, sometimes to offer, and sometimes to accept, interpreters vary among themselves, as each adopts this or the other meaning. Some of the Hebrew Doctors refer it to the countenance of Cain, as if God promised that he would lift it up though now cast down with sorrow. Other of the Hebrews apply it to the remission of sins; as if it had been said, ‘Do well, and thou shalt obtain pardon.’ But because they imagine a satisfaction, which derogates from free pardon, they dissent widely from the meaning of Moses. A third exposition approaches more nearly to the truth, that exaltation is to be taken for honour, in this way, ‘There is no need to envy thy brother’s honour, because, if thou conductest thyself rightly, God will also raise thee to the same degree of honour; though he now, offended by thy sins, has condemned thee to ignominy.’ But even this does not meet my approbation. Others refine more philosophically, and say, that Cain would find God propitious, and would be assisted by his grace, if he should by faith bring purity of heart with his outward sacrifices. These I leave to enjoy their own opinion, but I fear they aim at what has little solidity. Jerome translates the word, ‘Thou shalt receive;’ understanding that God promises a reward to that pure and lawful worship which he requires. Having recited the opinions of others, let me now offer what appears to me more suitable. In the first place, the word שאת means the same thing as acceptance, and stands opposed to rejection. Secondly, since the discourse has respect to the matter in hand, I explain the saying as referring to sacrifices, namely, that God will accept them when rightly offered. They who are skilled in the Hebrew language know that here is nothing forced, or remote from the genuine signification of the word. Now the very order of things leads us to the same point: namely, that God pronounces those sacrifices repudiated and rejected, as being of no value, which are offered improperly; but that the oblation will be accepted, as pleasant and of good odour, if it be pure and legitimate. We now perceive how unjustly Cain was angry that his sacrifices were not honoured, seeing that God was ready to receive them with outstretched hands, provided they ceased to be faulty. At the same time, however, what I before said must be recalled to memory, that the chief point of well-doing is, for pious persons, relying on Christ the Mediator, and on the gratuitous reconciliation procured by him, to endeavour to worship God sincerely and without dissimulation. Therefore, these two things are joined together by a mutual connection: that the faithful, as often as they enter into the presence of God, are commended by the grace of Christ alone, their sins being blotted out; and yet that they bring thither true purity of heart.

And if thou doest not well. On the other hand, God pronounces a dreadful sentence against Cain, if he harden his mind in wickedness and indulge himself in his crime; for the address is very emphatical, because God not only repels his unjust complaint, but shows that Cain could have no greater adversary than that sin of his which he inwardly cherished. He so binds the impious man, by a few concise words, that he can find no refuge, as if he had said, ‘Thy obstinacy shall not profit thee; for, though thou shouldst have nothing to do with me, thy sin shall give thee no rest, but shall sharply drive thee on, pursue thee, and urge thee, and never suffer thee to escape.’ Hence it follows, that he not only raged in vain and to no profit; but was held guilty by his own inward conviction, even though no one should accuse him; for the expression, “sin lieth at the door,” relates to the interior judgment of the conscience, which presses upon the man convinced of his sin, and besieges him on every side. Although the impious may imagine that God slumbers in heaven, and may strive, as far as possible, to repel the fear of his judgment; yet sin will be perpetually drawing them back, though reluctant and fugitives, to that tribunal from which they endeavour to retire. The declarations even of heathens testify that they were not ignorant of this truth; for it is not to be doubted that, when they say, ‘Conscience is like a thousand witnesses,’ they compare it to a most cruel executioner. There is no torment more grievous or severe than that which is hence perceived; moreover, God himself extorts confessions of this kind. Juvenal says:—

“Heaven’s high revenge on human crimes behold;

Though earthly verdicts may be bought and sold,

His judge the sinner in his bosom bears,

And conscience racks him with tormenting cares.”

But the expression of Moses has peculiar energy. Sin is said to lie, but it is at the door; for the sinner is not immediately tormented with the fear of judgment; but, gathering around him whatever delights he is able, in order to deceive himself, he walks as in free space, and even revels as in pleasant meadows; when, however, he comes to the door, there he meets with sin, keeping constant guard; and then conscience, which before thought itself at liberty, is arrested, and receives double punishment for the delay.

And unto thee shall be his desire. Nearly all commentators refer this to sin, and think that, by this admonition, those depraved lusts are restrained which solicit and impel the mind of man. Therefore, according to their view, the meaning will be of this kind, ‘If sin rises against thee to subdue thee, why dost thou indulge it, and not rather labour to restrain and control it? for it is thy part to subdue and bring into obedience those affections in thy flesh which thou perceivest to be opposed to the will of God, and rebellious against him.’ But I suppose that Moses means something entirely different. I omit to notice that to the Hebrew word for sin is affixed the mark of the feminine gender, but that here two masculine relative pronouns are used. Certainly Moses does not treat particularly of the sin itself which was committed, but of the guilt which is contracted from it, and of the consequent condemnation. How, then, do these words suit, ‘Unto thee shall be his desire?’ There will, however, be no need for long refutation when I shall produce the genuine meaning of the expression. It rather seems to me a reproof, by which God charges the impious man with ingratitude, because he held in contempt the honour of primogeniture. The greater are the divine benefits with which any one of us is adorned, the more does he betray his impiety, unless he endeavours earnestly to serve the Author of grace to whom he is under obligation. When Abel was regarded as his brother’s inferior, he was, nevertheless, a diligent worshipper of God. But the first-born worshipped God negligently and perfunctorily, though he had, by the Divine kindness, arrived at so high a dignity; and, therefore, God enlarges upon his sin, because he had not at least imitated his brother, whom he ought to have surpassed as far in piety as he did in the degree of honour. Moreover, this form of speech is common among the Hebrews, that the desire of the inferior should be towards him to whose will he is subject; thus Moses speaks of the woman, (3:16,) that her desire should be to her husband. They, however, childishly trifle, who distort this passage to prove the freedom of the will; for if we grant that Cain was admonished of his duty in order that he might apply himself to the subjugation of sin, yet no inherent power of man is to be hence inferred; because it is certain that only by the grace of the Holy Spirit can the affections of the flesh be so mortified that they shall not prevail. Nor, truly, must we conclude, that as often as God commands anything we shall have strength to perform it, but rather we must hold fast the saying of Augustine, ‘Give what thou commandest, and command what thou wilt.’[9]

7  God continues to speak to Cain. It is fair to say that this is one of the hardest verses in Genesis to translate and to understand. Skinner speaks for many commentators when he says that “every attempt to extract a meaning from the verse is more or less of a tour de force.

Looking at the Hebrew of the verse, one detects immediately three oddities. First, what does one do with the fourth word in the verse, śeʾēṯ? In form it is an infinitive construct from nāśāʾ, “to lift up, raise,” but there is no following word to which it bears a construct relationship. There is a nomen regens but no nomen rectum! Thus the first few words read literally, “if you do well, a lifting up of … (?).” To be sure, there are a few instances where an infinitive construct acts as the nominative of the subject, but these are rare. Second, why is there lack of gender agreement between the subject and the predicate in ḥaṭṭāʾṯ (fem.) rōḇēṣ (masc. sing. participle), often translated “sin is crouching” (NIV; cf. RSV, NEB, AV)? Third, why are masculine pronominal suffixes used in both tešûqāṯô (translated above Its urge) and ʾattá timšol-bô (you are the one to master it) when the antecedent is ḥaṭṭāʾṯ (sin), which is feminine?

Scholars have sought to resolve these conundrums in the following ways. Some change the MT’s word order, placing ḥaṭṭāʾṯ, “sin,” after śeʾēṯ, “to lift up.” The phrase nāśāʾ ḥaṭṭāʾṯ then refers to the forgiveness of sin: “look, if you do well, there is forgiveness for sin.…” The main appeal of this suggestion is that it supplies a nomen rectum for śeʾēṯ. There is, however, no textual support for revising the word order. This suggestion may be a case of changing the text to conform to our understanding of Biblical Hebrew’s syntax.

Another approach is to insert words into the passage. For example, adding pānîm or pāneyḵā after śeʾēṯ enables one to translate: “if you do well, there is a lifting of the (or your) face.” This line then contrasts with the earlier falling of Cain’s face. If Cain refuses to capitulate to this moment of temptation, there can be a reversal of his feelings. He who now bows his head will be able to hold his head high.

A third position resorts to emending the text, both the consonants and the vocalization. Thus G. R. Driver makes the following five changes in the text. Following Gunkel and some ancient versions, he emends śeʾēṯ to tiśśāʾ. He supplies pāneyḵā after tiśśāʾ. He reads ḥaṭṭāʾṯ rōḇēṣ as dittography for ḥaṭṭaʾṯ tirbaṣ. He emends the Qal timšol into the Niphal timmāšel. Finally, he changes the two masculine pronominal suffixes into feminine ones. Thus Driver’s translation is: “If thou doest well, dost thou not lift up (thy countenance)? But if thou doest not well, sin will be crouching at the door, and its impulse is towards thee, and thou shalt be ruled by it.” The fact that such a translation requires at least five changes in the MT makes it unlikely.

A fourth approach is to emend only the vocalized text. Thus Dahood changes MT śeʾēṯ to šāʾattā (assimilation from šāʾantā, the 2nd masc. sing. perfect of šāʾan, “to be at ease”). He translates: “Look, if you have behaved well you will be at ease. But if you have not, sin will be lurking at your door.” The root to which Dahood refers—šʾn—is a rare one, occurring only in Job 3:18 and Jer. 48:11. In other words, he is prepared to reject a normal form of a very popular verb and replace it with an unusual form of a very rare verb. Such a proposal seems to compound the problem rather than resolve it.

Can sense be made out of the verse without alterations of any kind? Following the lead of Andersen, we suggest that the interrogative ha, though appearing only once, covers both the first ʾim (“if”) clause and the second one. Thus God’s speech in v. 7 consists of two rhetorical questions and one statement.

Hebrew śeʾēṯ then takes on nominative force, meaning “acceptance” (Gen. 19:21) or “forgiveness” (50:17), two common meanings of the verb nāśāʾ. As such, śeʾēṯ is an abbreviation of śeʾēṯ pānîm. There is no real problem reconciling feminine ḥaṭṭāʾṯ with masculine rōḇēṣ. Speiser has a long note to the effect that Heb. rōḇēṣ is to be connected with Akk. rabiṣum, “demon,” and it is rōḇēṣ that supplies the proper antecedent for the two masculine suffixes. Speiser goes on to say that in Mesopotamian demonology the rabiṣum could be either a benevolent being that lurks at the entrance of a building to protect the occupants, or just the opposite, a malevolent being that lurks at the entrance of a building to threaten the occupants. To be sure, the normal meaning of Heb. rāḇaṣ is “to lie down (in rest).” See, for example, the verb in this sense in connection with sheep (Gen. 29:2), with other animals in tranquility together (Isa. 11:6), and with people (Isa. 14:30; Ezek. 34:14). Gen. 49:9 is the one other clear instance, besides Gen. 4:7, that permits the translation “lie in wait for, lurk.” Little attention has been given to the fact that, in Hebrew, nouns that are feminine morphologically are sometimes treated as masculine. The best example of this point is the title given to the author of Ecclesiastes, certainly a male figure; he is called qōheleṯ, a feminine noun, and this title is always coupled with a masculine form of the verb.

Its urge is toward you. Sin’s urge is aimed at Cain. The word for urge here, tešûqá, is the same word used in the previous chapter for Eve’s feelings toward Adam (3:16). Similarly, what Cain can do to sin—you are the one to master [mšl] it—is described with the same verb used for Adam’s actions with Eve (“he shall be master over you,” 3:16). This is one illustration of the number of key phrases and ideas that are repeated in these chapters. Just as Adam and Eve knew they were naked (3:7), Adam knew his wife (4:1). God’s question “where is your brother?” (4:9) balances his earlier question, “where are you?” (3:9). There is a cursing from the earth for both Adam and Cain (3:17; 4:11). Both sinners are banished from God’s presence (3:24; 4:14), to east of Eden (3:24; 4:16). Such parallels, and there are many more, suggest either an original unity for chs. 3 and 4 or an unusually skilled redactor who has given the two chapters the guise of unity through the creation of verbal parallels. If the latter is the more cogent explanation, then those who inherited these two narratives have so changed the records as to make the original, if ever recoverable, unrecognizable. It is highly unlikely that the redactors tampered with their texts that drastically.

Cain is not to give in to this lurking sin. He is to master [timšol] it. The sense of the Hebrew form (2nd masc. sing. imperfect) is ambiguous; it may be read as a promise (“you shall master it”), as a command (“you must master it”), or as an invitation (“you may master it”). Although each of these is quite possible, notice that Cain does have a choice. He is not so deeply embedded in sin, either inherited or actual, that his further sin is determined and inevitable. The emphasis here is not on Cain as a constitutional sinner, one utterly depraved, but on Cain as one who has a free choice. When facing the alternatives, he is capable of making the right choice. Otherwise, God’s words to him about “doing well” would be meaningless and comic. Should he so desire, Cain is able to overcome this creature who now confronts him. The text makes Cain’s personal responsibility even more focused by its use of the initial emphatic pronoun: “you, you are to master it.”[10]

[1] Criswell, W. A., Patterson, P., Clendenen, E. R., Akin, D. L., Chamberlin, M., Patterson, D. K., & Pogue, J., eds. (1991). Believer’s Study Bible (electronic ed., Ge 4:7). Thomas Nelson.

[2] Sproul, R. C., ed. (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (pp. 15–16). Ligonier Ministries.

[3] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., Whitehead, M. M., Grigoni, M. R., & Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ge 4:7). Lexham Press.

[4] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ge 4:7). Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[5] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Ge 4:7). Nelson Bibles.

[6] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments (A. Farstad, Ed.; p. 37). Thomas Nelson.

[7] Utley, R. J. (2001). How it All Began: Genesis 1–11: Vol. Vol. 1A (pp. 73–74). Bible Lessons International.

[8] Kidner, D. (1967). Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary (Vol. 1, p. 81). InterVarsity Press.

[9] Calvin, J., & King, J. (2010). Commentary on the First Book of Moses Called Genesis (Vol. 1, pp. 199–204). Logos Bible Software.

[10] Hamilton, V. P. (1990). The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17 (pp. 225–228). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Fight Back — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.” Psalm 144:1 (NLT)

Every day you will face challenges that try to move you away from God’s plan and purpose for your lives. You will be tempted to act out of character. You will be tempted to give in to the pride of your own hearts; relying on yourselves rather than fully relying on God.  Unfortunately, all of these decisions will put you in a position to lose the battle.

If you are to see victory over the obstacles you are currently facing, it will take you learning the battle strategy from the one who knows best. God has strategic weapons to dismantle every attack of the enemy. We find this true throughout the Old Testament readings.

Joshua won the battle of Jericho by marching around the city 7 times, then releasing a loud shout. Gideon was told he had too many men for the battle. He was then instructed to take 300 men with him. As they went blowing their trumpets, the Lord confused the opposing army and they began to fight themselves.  Jehoshaphat was told by the Prophet of the Lord, you will not have to fight in this battle, the Lord will fight for you. They proceeded to battle worshipping their God and the other army began to destroy themselves.

As you can see from these accounts, God does not fight like we fight. His weapons are much greater than ours. They are weapons of mass destruction; tearing down every stronghold, piercing between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

Today, instead of cowering down to the enemy of doubt, fear and insecurity. Instead of giving into the temptation to quit. Instead of allowing the whispers of the naysayers stop you in your tracks, I encourage you to fight back! You must stand and gird yourself with the full armour of God. Endure hardness as a good soldier and see those very obstacles demolished in your path.

When you allow God to be your defense, your strong tower, He can perfect all things that concern you.  After all, He has already equipped you with the weapons that work; prayer, worship, and the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.

Do your battle on your knees today. Do your battle in worship. God will fight for you.

Father, thank You for teaching our hands to war. Too often, we fight from a place of our own strength not fully relying on, leaning into, and trusting You.  As we begin to change course, thank You for Your patience with us. Thank You for your power being made perfect in our times of weaknesses. May we look to You when we are weak to help us win the victory in every area of our lives. In Jesus name Amen.

By Mary Pinckney
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  The Supernatural Power of Praise

•  God Listens to Us

•  Salvation Explained

Fight Back — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Temptation — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Most Holy Father, guard my heart from temptation and my life from sin. I want to serve you with wholehearted devotion.

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”  1 Corinthians 10:13


TEMPTATION… We’ve all been there. Satan’s silver bullet designed just for us personally. “No one will ever know; besides it won’t hurt anybody!” some mysterious voice sounding like our own whispers. Even if those two statements were true, and they never really are, it would matter because something inside of us caved in to what we knew was wrong. One line of defense is to simply remind ourselves we are not alone in this temptation — others have faced it and conquered it, so we can too, by God’s help and the power of his Holy Spirit.


Most Holy Father, guard my heart from temptation and my life from sin. I want to serve you with wholehearted devotion. Forgive me for my past sin, and by your grace and through your word, strengthen me with your Holy Spirit so that I may overcome the temptations that Satan uses to separate me from you. Through my Protector and Redeemer I pray. Amen.

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit

•  Hearing God’s Voice – a Study by Charles Stanley

•  Salvation Explained

Temptation — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: Naomi’s Happiness

The story of Ruth is told at such length in the Bible because this Moabite woman, this stranger from outside of Israel, became the ancestress of David, Israel’s foremost king; and from David’s descendants was to arise the long expected Messiah.

‎The mother of Boaz had been Rahab, the Canaanite woman who saved the spies of Joshua and was adopted into Israel. Now the wife of Boaz was also an outsider. Yet so favorably had Ruth impressed the elders of Bethlehem that when Boaz announced his intention of wedding her, there was no opposition but only warmest blessing. “The Lord make the woman that is come into thy house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel.”

‎So they were wedded, and Ruth bore a son, “and they called his name Obed.” When Ruth placed her babe in his grandmother’s arms, the aged Naomi felt that her cup of happiness was once more full. Descendants, be it remembered, were a Hebrew woman’s dearest wish. So all the women of Israel rejoiced with Naomi, saying, “And he shall be unto thee, a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter-in-law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven son, hath borne him.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

29 Jan 2022 News Briefing


Thousands of fish die from thermal shock as cold sweeps …
Hundreds of thousands of farmed fish have died from cold in a lagoon in northwestern Greece after a heavy snowstorm crippled the country this week.

Arctic chill to bring 30s for first time in 11 years to Miami
Floridians living Miami will be grabbing the blankets this weekend, as the coldest temperatures in over 11 years arrive Sunday morning. The chill will sure be felt with a low bottoming out to 38 degrees. The last time temperatures dropped below 40 degrees in Miami was on Dec. 28, 2010.

Attorney Renz’s Whistleblower, DoD Database Examined, Reveals They Knowingly Poisoned Troops 
Just within the last year, there have been numerous doctors, nurses, and experts coming forward, warning about the dangers of the COVID-19 drug that is currently being promoted all around the world. In America, Joe Biden even tried to force the jab on America’s workforce. Luckily, the Supreme Court blocked his mandate. But while the media continues to circulate news surrounding the Biden administration, COVID-19, and the supposed miracle drug, what appears to be one of the most significant pieces of data is simply being ignored.

Cover-Up: 17-year-old Dead from Pfizer Shot, Board of Health Suppresses Father’s Testimony 
“I’m not allowed to sue Pfizer for some reason. That in itself tells me they knew people were going to die and they are just immune from any accountability.”

CDC sends notice after pharmacies RESIST order to give the immunocompromised a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reached out to pharmacies nationwide asking them not to turn away patients who are eligible for a fourth dose of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

PURE EVIL: GoFundMe withholds nearly $5 million from truckers protesting Canada’s vaccine mandate
Another left-wing big tech platform is doing the bidding of the globalist deep state as it continues to utilize the never-ending COVID-19 pandemic to justify tyrannical edicts.

Minnesota filing suit against COVID testing company allegedly engaged in massive cover-up
The reason why tens of millions of Americans continue to resist efforts to convince or force them to take a COVID-19 vaccine is that we have all been lied to about this pandemic from the outset, and for nothing more than the pursuit of pure political power.

UN Funds Harvesting of ‘Repressed Memories’ of U.S.-Bound Migrants in Mexico
United Nations-
funded immigrant service nonprofits in southern Mexico are offering an unusual and controversial psychological therapy to enable migrants to continue on the trail north to the U.S. border.

 Bible Translation Leader Says, “I’m In Trouble With The Lord.”
Dr. Frank Logsdon, project member of the translation committee for the New American Standard Version (NASB), has denounced his work on that Bible and urged all Christians to return to the Authorized Version, commonly known as the King James Bible.

Fauci using American children as DUMPING GROUNDS for toxic vaccines: Children under four to receive THREE covid jabs, as other nations stop vaccinating kids
…Fauci declared that all children will eventually be inoculated with a “three dose regime” of covid-19 vaccines. Every toddler and every baby, six months and older, will be subject to unlawful, dangerous vaccine mandates that continue to destroy the lives of children and adults across the Nation.

CDC Announces Changes to the Definition of “Fully Vaccinated” 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced some changes on the definition of people who are classed as vaccinated against Covid-19.

Pfizer Moves to Intervene in High-Profile Case Dealing With COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Data
Pfizer has asked a federal court to let it intervene in a high-profile case that has seen U.S. drug regulators try to slow-walk disclosure of data on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Woman at Michigan School Board meeting blows whistle on LITTER BOXES placed in school bathrooms for students who identify as CATS
…social media is brain-warping children into thinking they need operations to change their gender and more hormones to change their body hair, voices and breast size. And finally, to cap this all off, the term “furries” refers to children who identify as cats or dogs, and the educators are being forced to comply with this ridiculousness, or face job termination.

Super Sponsor Of The Democratic Party George Soros Gives $125 Million To Help Sway The 2022 Midterm Elections In Favor Of Democrats 
Starting out as a turncoat Jew who sided with the Nazis as a young boy during World War II, all the way up to becoming one of the world’s richest men, George Soros has come a long way. Soros uses his money to help advance the agenda of the New World Order, and towards that end he has made some incredible strides. At 91, George Soros is preparing to hand his evil empire over to his son Alexander, who has vowed to keep the family legacy alive.

“I’ve Never Seen as Many Deaths.. It’s Around a 500 or 600% Increase” – Funeral Director in UK Reveals Increasing Number of Thrombosis Death in Vaccinated Young Adults
Funeral director John O’Looney of Milton Keynes family funeral services in Milton Keynes, England shared in his recent interview with kla.tv that deaths are at unprecedented levels at young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s and “all were vaccinated.”

We Are Being Warned That A Horrifying STOCK MARKET CRASH Which Could Wipe Out Trillions Has Now Begun
What would our country look like if an epic market crash suddenly wiped out 35 trillion dollars in financial wealth?  You may not want to think about something so horrible, but we are being warned that it could soon happen.  Stock prices have been falling for three weeks in a row, and last week was the worst week for U.S. stocks in a really, really long time.

US Government Hired Contractors To Secretly Fly Illegal Immigrants To New York At Night
A new video that has been released by the FOIA shows illegal immigrants being transported to Westchester, New York in the dead of the night by Federal contractors.

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/01/29/29-jan-2022/

Headlines – 1/29/2022

Saudi crown prince called Netanyahu to renew kingdom’s NSO spyware license – report

Finland alleges diplomats’ phones hacked with Israeli spyware

Lebanon will not ‘hand over’ Hezbollah weapons: Foreign minister

Days after massive arms deal, US halts Egypt military aid over human rights concerns

German Woman Claimed to Have Taken Six-Year-Old to Watch ISIS Stoning Execution Charged

Iran said beating out Assad regime for influence in key Syrian border province

‘Political decisions are needed’: EU says Iran nuclear talks put on pause

Protesters torch trains in India as frustration over lack of jobs for young people boil over

Several Pakistani soldiers killed in southwest checkpost attack

Afghans forced to sell children, organs during Taliban takeover, starvation

As Hunger Spreads in Afghanistan, Hospitals Fill With Premature, Dying Babies

Top Russian diplomat: ‘We don’t want a war’

Russia Invites Ukraine’s Zelensky to Moscow – but Only if He Doesn’t Discuss Invasion

Putin and Macron agree on need for ‘de-escalation’ in Ukraine, France says

Ukraine crisis: Don’t create panic, Zelensky tells West

Zelensky Prioritizes Ukraine’s ‘Financial Stability’ in Biden Call as Russia Panic Threatens Economy

Biden admin briefs Wall Street banks on potential Russian sanctions

Joe Biden Calls Volodymyr Zelensky After Having Made Alarming Comments About Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine Releases Photos of President Zelensky After Controversial Biden Phone Call

Rep. Comer: ‘Hypocrisy’ to Go ‘All-Out’ on Ukraine’s Border Crisis

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push

Commentary: A Biden Intervention in Ukraine Will Expose American Weakness

Russia-Ukraine War ‘Not Inevitable’ but If It Happens, Death Toll Would Be High: US Military Officials

‘We Can Hurt Them in Ways They Don’t Understand’: Ukraine on Russia Cyber-War

What if Russia turns off the gas? Europe assesses its options as fears mount over Ukraine crisis

Belarusian president vows war if Russia, Belarus attacked

Search for clues about Putin’s Ukraine plans turns to unlikely source: TikTok

An invasion of Ukraine could drive up global food prices and spark unrest far from the front lines

Property Crisis Means Chinese Cities Sell Land to Themselves

China’s ambassador to the U.S. warns of ‘military conflict’ over Taiwan

‘Red-Handed’: How the Bush Family Cashed In on Friendship with Chinese Official Involved in the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Globalists Unite: Biden Resettles Over 66K Afghans Across U.S. with Help from Clinton, Bush, Obama

GOP Rep. Comer on Biden Admin Secretly Flying Illegal Aliens Across U.S. – ‘Biden Has Got a Lot of Explaining to Do’

Pence: Biden-Harris Administration Failing Southern Border, Economy

Liberal megadonor Soros pumps $125 million into super PAC to help Democrats in 2022 midterms

Trump facing legal, political headwinds as he eyes comeback

Bill Targeting Election Lies Mulled by Washington Lawmakers

Voting machine company won’t comply with Wisconsin subpoena

Pennsylvania court strikes down ‘no-excuse mail-in voting’ law

Pennsylvania Court Rules Mail-in Voting Unconstitutional, a Win for Election Integrity

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Court-Packing After Breyer Retires

Biden to Tout Infrastructure Progress in Pittsburgh as a Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses

Biden arrives in Pittsburgh as bridge collapses, exposing his ‘infrastructure’ law as ‘Orwellian lie’: Ryun

Pittsburgh bridge collapses, drops city bus into ravine

Pittsburgh bridge collapse: Human chain formed to help rescue passengers from dangling bus – hours before Biden visit on infrastructure

‘Monster sound’: 10 injured when bridge collapses in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park

Commentary: The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

Resistance is Futile: EU Wants More Control Over Space

Chinese satellite observed grappling and pulling another satellite out of its orbit

China Confirms It Will Team Up With Russia to Explore the Moon

Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams

Shallow M6.5 earthquake, series of strong aftershocks hit Kermadec Islands region

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Arenas, Panama

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Arica, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region

Ruiz volcano in Colombia in 22,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 15,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 14,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Storm Ana deaths rise to 88 as second storm brews to Africa’s east

US East Coast hunkers down for ‘bombogenesis’ snowstorm

Dangerous heavy snow and winds approaching hurricane intensity could knock out power, flood coastal areas as weekend nor’easter revs up

Blizzard could be the biggest snowstorm to ever hit Boston

Blizzard Warnings in Effect for Over 10 Million People in Northeast US Ahead of Winter Storm

2,800 US flights canceled for Saturday, as winter storm is set to pummel East Coast

National Weather Service Issues ‘Falling Iguana Alert’ in Florida

Peru oil spill after Tonga eruption bigger than previously thought

Oil executives barred from leaving Peru after massive spill causes ‘ecological disaster’

Australia pledges $700 million to protect Great Barrier Reef amid climate change threat

Mel Gibson Says Catholic Church Needs ‘Housecleaning’ After Series of Scandals

How Universities Will Sidestep SCOTUS on Affirmative Action

Minnie Mouse Gets Woke Makeover as Outrage Swirls

Nolte: Woke Superman Comic Book Sales Nosedive

Ex-Hasid comes out as trans while translating kids’ book on sexuality into Yiddish

Teammates Uncomfortable Changing in Locker Room with Trans Swimmer

Sean Penn Says ‘Cowardly Genes’ Cause Men to Wear Skirts

California trans child molester, 26, gets 2 years in juvenile facility thanks to progressive DA Gascon

11 arrested after woman allegedly gang raped, tortured and paraded through streets in India

Security footage catches rapist carrying woman through city center before horrific assault

Pregnant Man, Pregnant Person Emojis Coming to iPhones

Majority of Women Remain Childless at Thirty for First Time Ever in Britain

China population: county sparks uproar by telling ‘leftover’ women to marry unemployed men

More people died in Michigan in 2020 than were born. That could mean future economic problems

Russia loses a million people in historic population fall

Idaho Legislature Asks Citizens to Fly Flags at Half-Staff for the Unborn Lost to Abortion

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions

‘It’s like heroine’: Opioids are latest craze among Israeli teens

Scientists regrow frogs’ amputated limbs in massive leap for regenerative medicine

Contagious form of cancer spreading among clams, study reveals

Staffers accuse top WHO official in Western Pacific of racism, abuse

Fmr FDA Commissioner Gottlieb: Wuhan Lab Leak ‘Was Always a Plausible Theory’

Report: Anthony Fauci Suggests Political Opponents Need His Healing

Scotland Yard Accused of Massive ‘Cover Up’ to Save Boris Johnson’s Job Over Lockdown Breach

Downing Street’s controversial ‘Nudge Unit’ accused of exploiting scare tactics during Covid crisis

COVID-sniffing dogs are traveling on tour with Metallica, Black Keys

A couple recovering from covid couldn’t smell the smoke when their house caught fire. Their toddler saved the family.

House Republicans ask Justice to address race-based distribution of monoclonal antibody treatment

Sen. Ron Johnson’s Latest COVID Conspiracy: Athletes ‘Dropping Dead’ From Vaccines

This L.A. School Called the Cops on Unvaccinated Teens Who Showed Up for Class

Virginia attorney general says commonwealth colleges cannot make students get COVID-19 vaccines

Silicon Valley Unions Unite to Oppose County Vaccine Booster Mandate in California

Over Half-a-Million Unboosted Austrians Set to have Vaxx Pass Revoked

Last living signer of Canadian constitutional charter of rights sues government over COVID travel ban

Orwellian Vaccine Registry Could Be Coming to the U.S. Warns Canadian Trucker

Commentary: Canadian Patriots Rise Up Against Mandate Tyranny

‘Government Overreach Is Coming to an End’: Massive Truck Convoy Heading to Washington After Ottawa

‘Canadian Truckers Rule’: Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson Endorse ‘Freedom Convoy’

Internal Revenue Service Seeing ‘Mountains of Fraud’ in Cryptocurrencies, NFTs: Special Agent

Biden administration to regulate Bitcoin, NFTs and cryptocurrencies as matter of ‘national security’ within weeks

Summers: ‘Likely’ to Be ‘Somewhat Increased Turbulence’ Due to Rate Hikes Needed to Fight Inflation, ‘Quite Material’ Risk of Disruption

Source: http://trackingbibleprophecy.org/birthpangs.php

Weekend Snapshot · Jan. 29, 2022 – Top Stories This Week

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

Justice Breyer Forced Out by the Left

Still stinging from their loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, Democrats aren’t about to let it happen again.

Supreme Court Considers Race Discrimination

Colleges using race to determine whether minorities are admitted are violating the law.

Racism Is the Hallmark of Biden’s SCOTUS Pick

The president’s promise to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court is the worst of political panders.

Soft-on-Crime Biden Wants Police Reform

Defunding the police and the vilification of law enforcement are killing morale and leading to a nationwide Ferguson Effect.

Putin’s War Games

As tensions get serious with Ukraine and Russia, the kin of embassy personnel are called home.

Don’t Get Too Excited About GDP

Last year’s 5.7% growth is surely good news, but there are headwinds and warnings signs galore.

‘You Turned Your Back on Us First’

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gets an earful from Border Patrol agents over Biden’s open border.

Biden Finally Releases December’s Awful Immigration Numbers

We knew they’d be bad, but we didn’t know they’d be THIS bad.

The Left’s Deadly Dismissal of Natural Immunity

Not only is natural immunity against COVID real, studies are finding that it’s better than immunity provided by the vaccines.

Weakening the SAT to Fight ‘Racism’ and COVID

The College Board is testing the limits of standardized testing with politically driven changes.

Fauci’s Suppression of ChiCom Lab Leak Evidence

Emails indicate virologists believed the scientific evidence pointed to the lab leak explanation for COVID’s origin.

IRS Keeps Encroaching on Our Privacy

Internal Revenue Surveillance — that’s what comes to mind with new online requirements.

Get Ready for ‘Environmental Justice’

A year after a big executive order, Team Biden tells us what ecofascist items are coming down the pike.

Cali’s Great Train Robberies

This national embarrassment is contributing in a major way to supply chain issues, making it more than just California’s problem.

China’s Stunning Buyout of the Bidens

According to a new book, Communist Chinese intelligence officials have paid some $31 million to Joe Biden and his family.

‘Voting Rights’ and the Filibuster, Unpacked

If we really care about our Republic, it would be a good idea to hang on to valuable legislative processes.

Tackling FBI Corruption

Are we attacking the symptoms and not the disease?

Universal Studios Unmasked

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was complete with “Dolores Umbridge” berating visitors about masks.


For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.
“Joe Biden should threaten to resign as president unless Joe Rogan is removed from Spotify.” —Frank J. Fleming

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GOP Doctors Caucus ‘infuriated’ with Fauci, White House | RT World News

GOP Doctors Caucus ‘infuriated’ with Fauci, White House

“We are not going to vaccinate our way” out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rep. Greg Murphy says

Murphy, a practicing surgeon, says the GOP Doctors Caucus is “infuriated” with the White House and its chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, for promoting Covid-19 vaccinations too heavily while ignoring potential therapeutic treatments.

“I’m a vice chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus. We are infuriated – infuriated – that this has all been about vaccination. Fauci has been, ‘Vaccination, vaccination, vaccination,’ rather than therapeutics,” Murphy told Breitbart News on Friday, adding that he believes there is no way for the US to “vaccinate our way” out of the pandemic.

“There should be something that we should be able to write and prescribe that’s not $800 a pill for people who test positive to try to get them better, not only keep them out of the hospital, but get them better, get them back to work, and let society function, I think this is a major problem,” Murphy said. He suggested drugs like ivermectin – most famously taken by podcaster Joe Rogan when he tested positive for Covid – should be studied to find alternate treatments to Covid to avoid continuous vaccines and subsequent booster shots.

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Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated

Public trust in health officials has deteriorated during the pandemic, Murphy went on to say, and he puts the majority of the blame on Fauci’s “arrogance.”

“Fauci, I’m going to blame [him] as the biggest reason, his arrogance, [that] the trust of the American people in health care, and in doctors, in particular, has plummeted,” the North Carolina Republican said.

The GOP Doctors Caucus is made up of 18 congressional members who are also medical providers, and focuses on policy related to healthcare.

While Fauci has remained popular among Democrats, his approval ratings have plummeted among Independents and Republicans as the infectious diseases expert has become a target of critics of vaccine mandates and pandemic-era lockdown orders.

The GOP Doctors Caucus even previously requested an apology from Fauci for referring to Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) as a “moron” in a hot mic moment following a back and forth about the doctor’s financial disclosures.

Fauci argued at the time that all of the information the senator was requesting was publicly available. The White House medical adviser has maintained that vaccines are the best way to combat Covid-19 and to prevent mutations.

Source: GOP Doctors Caucus ‘infuriated’ with Fauci, White House

Canada prepares for anti-Covid-mandate trucker protest | RT World News

National security forces and intelligence professionals have been roped in to augment police ranks as the Freedom Convoy reaches Ottawa

The Canadian government has mobilized police and national security forces to bolster the police presence in Ottawa as ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers protesting vaccine mandates make their way into the national capital. Around 50,000 truckers are thought to be part of the group, which will organize demonstrations over the weekend.

Claiming signs of “flagrant extremism” were being displayed by some protesters, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino told CBC News on Friday that various law enforcement bodies and members of the “intelligence community” were readying themselves to deal with potential threats.

He told the public broadcaster that “boundaries” would be drawn between free speech and risks to public safety, adding that the convoy was “not about freedom” and “certainly not about truckers.” Among the signs of extremism Mendicino pointed to were protesters allegedly equating vaccine mandates with Nazi policies, displaying US Confederate flags, and inciting the violent overthrow of the government.

Meanwhile, the Ottawa Police Service revealed that its ranks would be augmented with officers from the Toronto, London, York and Durham regions, and from the Ontario Provincial Police. On Friday, Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly described the situation as “unique, fluid, risky, and significant,” and added that violence would not be tolerated.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – against whom a lot of the anger is apparently personally directed – echoed the concerns about the potential for violence, telling the Canadian Press that a “small group of people … are posing a threat to themselves, to each other, to Canadians.”

However, convoy organizers have warned participants that the “movement is a peaceful protest” and does “not condone any acts of violence.” According to the CBC, one of those listed as a protest leader, B.J. Dicher, has warned demonstrators not to go into government buildings, show disrespect to police, make “any type of threat,” or escalate the tense situation.

One of the key figures in the convoy, Tamara Lich, has reportedly stated in Facebook videos that the protesters will not leave Ottawa until their demands are met. However, she has also called on demonstrators and supporters to obey the law and not make trouble.

The Freedom Convoy’s primary objective was to pressurize the Trudeau government into dropping rules requiring truck drivers to be vaccinated so as to avoid a 14-day quarantine after crossing the border from the US. The protest has apparently since expanded to cover other public health policies as well.

Source: Canada prepares for anti-Covid-mandate trucker protest

Republicans Demand White House Release Transcript of Biden Call With Ukrainian President

Republicans are demanding that the White House release a transcript of President Joe Biden’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after unconfirmed reports alleged that Biden told Zelensky that Kyiv would soon be “sacked” by Russian forces.

Source: Republicans Demand White House Release Transcript of Biden Call With Ukrainian President

WAYNE ROOT: The Covid Storyline is the Greatest Scam in World History. The Truth is This is a “Pandemic of the Vaccinated” – And the Vaccine is Killing Us — The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

This week has been eye-opening. Even for me – and I’m the guy who has warned for over a year, in commentary after commentary, and often 3 hours a day on my nationally-syndicated radio show, that the Covid vaccine is dangerous and deadly and will lead to catastrophe.

I stuck my neck out like no other talk show host in America to warn the vaccine would not prevent illness, in fact it would damage the immune system – thereby causing more illness and death. And not just from Covid-19, but also injuries and death directly from the Covid vaccine itself.

Eight months ago, I warned it was time to suspend the vaccine program, pending an investigation of the mounting deaths, grievous injuries and permanent disabilities. I titled my commentary, “What if this experimental Covid Shot is Killing People? Don’t Americans Have a Right to Know?”

WAYNE ROOT: I’m Not Anti-Vax, I’m Pro-Vax. But What if This Experimental Covid Shot is Killing People? Don’t Americans Have a Right to Know?

Four months ago, I was courageous enough to scold New York Times medical reporters about the unfolding disaster that they have ignored. I titled my commentary, “What I Just Told the New York Times About the Complete Failure and Disaster of the Covid Vaccine.”


Three months ago, I was the first to warn that Americans were dropping in record numbers of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. I titled my commentary, “If the Vaccine is So Great, Why are So Many People Dropping Dead?”


But even I was shocked by the plethora of stories coming out just in the past this week, from all corners of the world, proving the vaccines are a terrible failure, and are causing a mass die-off.

Here is a quick look at the FACTS that have come pouring out of the closet just in the past week:

*Israel is the most vaccinated major nation in the world. Almost the entire population is quadruple vaccinated. Yet right now Israel is #1 in the world for Covid infections. Over one half of one percent of their entire population is testing positive for Covid PER DAY.

*In Germany the most draconian Covid mandates and restrictions in the world were sold to the public with false data. Just like in America, the German government labeled this a “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.” They claimed up to 90% of the infected and dead were unvaccinated. Newspaper investigations just found that none of this was true. The government simply classified every sick or dying person as “unvaxxed.” Government officials are apologizing, blaming the “mistake” on a “software error.”

*In Albert, Canada the government published, then quickly deleted health data exposing the fact that almost 60% of the Covid deaths classified as “unvaccinated” were actually among the vaccinated. It turns out everyone who got sick, hospitalized or died within two weeks of getting any vaccine (the first jab, or second, or third) was counted as “unvaccinated.”

I’ll bet you didn’t know the CDC plays the exact same trick here in the USA. They know most of the Covid deaths and injuries, not to mention deaths from the vaccine itself (mostly heart attacks) will occur within 14 days of any jab. So, everyone that gets sick or dies in that period is counted as “unvaccinated.”

*The most perfect control group ever is the US military. Every young soldier got the Covid vaccine in the past year. To follow the results is the very definition of SCIENCE. Military whistleblowers have come forward with Department of Defense medical data showing since the start of the vaccine program cancer is up about 300% among military members; female infertility is up 500%; miscarriages are up by 300%, and there is an astronomical 1000% increase in neurological disorders from 82,000 to 863,000 in one year.

These are young men and women who were in perfect health…until the vaccines. The vaccines are literally crippling our national defense.

*One more control group of formerly healthy young men and women- FIFA soccer players in the EU. Deaths from cardiac arrest increased by 500% in 2021. An astounding 183 professional athletes and coaches collapsed “suddenly” in 2021.

*Worst of all is the news from the CDC that non-Covid deaths in the age range of 18 to 49 increased by 40% in the past year. No one has ever seen anything like this. Why are working age Americans dying in record numbers? Only one thing changed in 2021- vaccine mandates at the workplace.

The real story these numbers tell is we are experiencing a ”Pandemic of the Vaccinated.” The vaccine is doing catastrophic damage, but governments, politicians and bureaucrats the world over have falsely labeled the vaccinated who are sick and dying as “unvaccinated.” And the media covers-up the truth like it’s Hunter Biden’s laptop.

This is the greatest scam in world history. It would make Bernie Madoff blush.

Wayne Allyn Root is known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s new book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. . Wayne is host of the nationally- syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at http://usaradio.com/wayne-allyn-root/ or “on demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com.

WAYNE ROOT: The Covid Storyline is the Greatest Scam in World History. The Truth is This is a “Pandemic of the Vaccinated” – And the Vaccine is Killing Us — The Gateway Pundit

Then-Senator Biden Filibustered for 2 Years the Nomination of a Black Woman to Circuit Court

Conservatives are digging up a very, very inconvenient part of President Joe Biden’s past as he prepares to pick the first black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. […] The post appeared first on The Western Journal .

Source: Then-Senator Biden Filibustered for 2 Years the Nomination of a Black Woman to Circuit Court

Secret govt unit used ‘unethical’ fear tactics to push Covid rules compliance – media | RT – Daily news

Secret govt unit used ‘unethical’ fear tactics to push Covid rules compliance – media

The UK government’s behavioral insights team will reportedly be investigated over claims of using ‘fear, shame and scapegoating’ to influence public

A parliamentary committee is reportedly set to investigate “scare ads” created by the UK government’s shadowy ‘behavioural insights’ team to “nudge” the public into obeying Covid-19 restrictions. The move comes amid concerns about the “grossly unethical” use of the unit to “inflate fear levels.”

The House of Commons’ Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee is expected to probe the so-called “nudge unit” as part of an ongoing investigation into government activities during the pandemic, The Telegraph reported.

Tory MP William Wragg, who chairs the committee, told the paper that the “central issue is how ‘nudge’ sits within parliamentary democracy and ministerial accountability.” 

According to The Telegraph, the committee received a letter from a group of 40 psychologists this week, which warned that it was “highly questionable whether a civilised society should knowingly increase the emotional discomfort of its citizens as a means of gaining their compliance.”

Government scientists deploying fear, shame and scapegoating to change minds is an ethically dubious practice.

The signatories reportedly criticized the use of dramatic adverts featuring slogans such as “If you go out you can spread it, people will die.” One such ad had a close-up photo of an intensive-care patient wearing an oxygen mask, with the caption: “Look her in the eyes and tell her you never bend the rules.”

The use of “images of the acutely unwell in intensive care units” and the “macabre mono focus on the number of Covid-19 deaths without mention of mortality from other causes” were also said to have been condemned by the group, which warned of unintended consequences.

“Shaming and scapegoating have emboldened some people to harass those unable or unwilling to wear a face covering,” they reportedly wrote, adding that the “inflated fear levels” and “strategically-increased anxieties” had “[discouraged] many from seeking help for other illnesses.”

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Most ‘Covid patients’ in England are in hospital for other reasons

The letter also apparently cited a government memo from March 2020, which warned that a “substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened” by the virus and called for “hard-hitting, emotional messaging” to target the “complacent.”

But an unnamed government spokesperson told the Daily Mail that Downing Street had followed the advice of scientists and taken the “right measures at the right time” to tackle Covid-19. They added the government had used “every means possible” to inform the public about the severity of Covid-19.

Established by David Cameron’s coalition government in 2010, the ‘nudge unit’ is apparently designed to apply scientific principles to subtly influence public behavior without the need for legislation. Although its handiwork has been visible in government ads, The Telegraph noted that its operations are shrouded in secrecy.

Source: Secret govt unit used ‘unethical’ fear tactics to push Covid rules compliance – media

Government Data Shows The “Unvaccinated” Are Less Likely To Get COVID

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 • https://alt-market.us, by Mac Slavo

The ruling class has been straight-up lying about this being a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” as well, considering those who took the shots are more likely to be hospitalized or die than people who are unvaccinated.

The data showed a rate of infection of 866 per 100,000 people for the double vaccinated and 481 per 100,000 for the boosted, or triple vaccinated. The unvaccinated had a rate of infection of 413 per 100,000. The death rate from COVID is drastically different too. The death rate of those who have had two shots is about 12 per 100,000 which is more than 50% higher than the rate for the unvaccinated.

Mainstream media is finally leaking information here and there telling people the truth about these shots and the CDC has admitted they don’t stop transmission.

CDC Director: “What Vaccines Can’t Do Anymore Is Prevent Transmission”

Earlier this month, the European Union’s top health agency warned that getting boosted every four months could harm the immune system’s ability to fight off the disease. The European Medicines Agency advised countries instead to mirror the seasonal influenza vaccination strategy tied to the onset of the cold season. -WND

Border Patrol agents get into heated exchange with leadership during Mayorkas visit, leaked video shows

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz got into a tense back and forth with agents in Laredo, Texas, Friday, as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas paid a visit.

Source: Border Patrol agents get into heated exchange with leadership during Mayorkas visit, leaked video shows