Daily Archives: May 22, 2022

Longing for the Past | Today in the Word Devotional

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Often, we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. As I am writing this, my ankle is in a walking cast. The experience has made me long for the days when I could walk normally, and I look forward to being able to do so soon! Psalm 138 is written from the perspective of those living outside Israel. We can be sure that the exiles longed for all that was in their past. They were surrounded by opposing beliefs and cultural practices. But instead of being tempted to give in and worship the gods of foreign lands, David declares that “before the ‘gods’ I will sing your praise” (v. 1). You and I also live in a culture surrounded by other gods, including wealth, influence, pleasure, and power. When we praise God as being the sole object worthy of praise, we are also naming and condemning the idols and idol worship that surrounds us. Only one way is the true way. Perhaps because of the exposure to other gods, the Psalmist has a deepened appreciation for the God of Israel. He recounts what makes our God unique: “Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar” (v. 6). Although God is the Creator of the universe and Lord of all people, he still cares for and sees the humble. God’s compassion and faithfulness to His covenant is on full display. Because of God’s greatness, the Psalmist prays, “May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed” (v. 4). He desires that people from all the nations will join him in worshiping the God of Israel. >> We can be grateful that we worship the one, true and living God! Today, reflect on God’s compassion and care. He sees and knows you (v. 6). Remember the times He has delivered you in the past (v. 3) and anticipate His faithfulness now and in the future.

Source: Longing for the Past

Dwelling Safely Apart — VCY America

Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew, (Deuteronomy 33:28)

The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, “Come ye out from among them.” A Christian world is such a monstrosity as the Scriptures never contemplate. A worldly Christian is spiritually diseased. Those who compromise with Christ’s enemies may be reckoned with them.

Our safety lies, not in making terms with the enemy, but in dwelling alone with our Best Friend. If we do this, we shall dwell in safety despite the sarcasms, the slanders, and the sneers of the world. We shall be safe from the baleful influence of its unbelief, its pride, its vanity, its filthiness.

God also will make us dwell in safety alone in that day when sin shall be visited on the nations by wars and famines. The Lord brought Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, but Abram stopped halfway. He had no blessing till, having set out to go to the land of Canaan, to the land of Canaan he came, He was safe alone even in the midst of foes. Lot was not safe in Sodom though in a circle of friends. Our safety is in dwelling apart with God.

Dwelling Safely Apart — VCY America

May 22 – The law and our expression of gratitude — Reformed Perspective

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.” – Exodus 20:2-3 (NKJV) 

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 5:1-7

Each Sunday we are reminded that God’s law reveals our guilt. But the law also serves as a rule of gratitude, enabling us to express our thankfulness to God for His deliverance from sin. We see that truth in the prologue to the Ten Commandments. The prologue sets the stage for the commandments. It is only after the people are reminded that God delivered them from Egypt (6; Exodus 20:1-2) that they are given the first commandment, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

And just as the LORD delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt, so too, He has delivered us from our bondage to sin and misery. He has delivered us from the tyranny of the devil, who is a far worse taskmaster than Pharaoh ever was. Just as Israel was given the law to express her gratitude to the LORD for deliverance, so are we.

That is a distinctively Reformed view (as we are Reformed to Scripture) of God’s moral law. We see the law in three ways: It drives us to Christ as we see our sin. The law restrains evil in society. And, for those who have true saving faith in Christ, the law serves as a rule of gratitude, a way to live obedient lives that express praise to God for delivering us from our sin.

This Sunday, and always, may we see our guilt in the light of the law, our redemption in Christ, and then strive to live in obedience to God’s commandments out of gratitude!

Suggestions for prayer

Pray for increasing obedience, that by it you may express your gratitude to God. And thank Him that He loves you even though your obedience is far from perfect in this life. Praise Him that throughout eternity our obedience will be perfect!

Pastor Ted Gray is a retired minister in the United Reformed Church of North America. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com.

May 22 – The law and our expression of gratitude — Reformed Perspective

The Bible and its Story: The Assyrians in Samaria

From the thought of sin, Hosea turns to that of punishment. What Amos proclaimed only vaguely, Hosea says positively. Assyria, that terrific and brutal power fast rising to supremacy in the Euphrates valley, Assyria is to be the instrument of God’s vengeance. The Samaritans, said Hosea, were no longer such warriors as of yore; luxury had enfeebled Israel. “Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.” With this keen warning, Hosea passes on to remind the people that their own generals, rivals in their wicked civil wars, were appealing to Assyria for support. Thus the Assyrian armies had been brought into Samaria by the selfish folly of her own sons. The result seemed to the prophet inevitable. “The Assyrian shall be his king.… And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.”

‎Yet even the despairing Hosea sees beyond all this to a time when God shall release His people from captivity, and they shall rebuild their temple. “They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.”

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

May 22 – Different Types of Hearers — VCY America

May 22
2 Samuel 1:1-2:11
John 12:20-50
Psalm 118:19-29
Proverbs 15:27-28

2 Samuel 1:8 – Did the Amalekite kill Saul or did Saul kill Saul? From GotQuestions:

The clear answer from the biblical text is that Saul killed himself and that the Amalekite’s story was a fabrication. The biblical text records the story the Amalekite gave but does not affirm it as true….

This would be the correct order of events: Saul is wounded in battle and then kills himself by falling on his own sword. An Amalekite comes across his dead body and takes his crown and armlet. The next day, the Philistines find Saul’s body, behead him, strip him of his armor, send the report, and fasten his body to the wall of Beth Shan (1 Samuel 31:10).

2 Samuel 2:1 – Good things happen after a king “enquires of the LORD.”

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Brooklyn Museum – The Gentiles Ask to See Jesus (Les gentils demandent à voir Jésus) – James Tissot

John 12:24-26 – Listening to Jesus must have been difficult. Fruit comes from dying. Loving life loses it. Hating life keeps it. Servants are honoured. The Eternal will die (John 12:34). The God who opened the eyes of the blind (Matthew 9:30). But He blinded the eyes of the seeing (John 12:40).

John 12:37 – Notice the different groups. The uncircumcised outsider Greeks wanting to learn (John 12:21). The Hebrew crowd who saw miracles but didn’t believe (John 12:37). The chief rulers who believed but didn’t confess (John 12:42-43). Very few fall into the category of a vocal believer.

Psalm 118:24 – Bob Jones Academy performed the song based on this verse:

Psalm 118:28 – A great blend of the immanence of God and the transcendence of God.

Psalm 15:28 – Interesting parallel to Proverbs 10:19.

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May 22 – Different Types of Hearers — VCY America

The Impact of Prayer – In Touch – May 21/22 — Christianity.com

Prayer is the lifeblood of an intimate relationship with the Father. But believers often have questions about its power and effectiveness.

The Impact of Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Prayer is the lifeblood of an intimate relationship with the Father. But believers often have questions about its power and effectiveness. Don’t hesitate to take your queries to the Lord, dig into Scripture for answers, and seek the counsel of a trusted spiritual mentor. Prayer is too important to neglect.

Will God’s plans fail if I don’t pray? God is not subservient to believers or dependent upon their prayers. The time we invest in speaking with Him involves us in the work that He is doing in our lives and in the world, but He will carry on without us. Laboring alongside the Lord is our privilege.

Does my prayer (or lack thereof) impact God’s work? I believe that Scripture indicates the answer to this question is both yes and no, depending upon the situation. There are times when God’s purpose is set. He is in control and has determined the best course. In the Old Testament, the Lord often prophesied what He would do and then brought those events to pass.

In other cases, “you do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2). There are some good things that He holds back until we put out prayerful hands to receive them. But because God is a loving Father, He also pours our blessings that we wouldn’t even think to request.

Believer’s prayers have tremendous impact, particularly on their own faith and life. Do you understand what an awesome privilege it is to kneel before the all-powerful Father and know that He listens and will respond? God loves to be good to His children and answer their prayers.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.

And Listen to Dr. Charles Stanley at OnePlace.com!

The Impact of Prayer – In Touch – May 21/22 — Christianity.com

May 22 Evening Verse of The Day

125:2 The psalm emphasizes the protection of Zion and her inhabitants as the Lord’s chosen nation.[1]

125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem. The surrounding mountains were important in the defense of the city and picture God’s protective presence (12:1; 2 Kin. 6:17).[2]

125:2 Yahweh is round about his people God responds to Israel’s loyalty by protecting them. Yahweh protects Jerusalem because it is the location of the temple, and protects His people because they are the location of His dwelling place. The psalmist combines the people and the holy site in his portrayal of God’s relationship with His people.[3]

125:2 His people. Those who trust in the Lord (cf. v. 1).[4]

125:2 — As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.

God “surrounds” His people like a thick wall surrounded ancient cities. He covers us on every side so that nothing can reach us without first passing through His loving hands—the best security system ever devised.[5]

125:2 The psalmist saw another spiritual truth in the topography of Jerusalem. It is surrounded by mountains from which its army can guard every approach to the city. So the Lord Himself forms a protective ring around His children “from this time forth and forever.” This is the hedge which Satan spoke of as encircling Job.

Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? (Job 1:10).

Which means, of course, that nothing can reach the trusting saint except by the permissive will of God.[6]

2. “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” The hill of Zion is the type of the believer’s constancy, and the surrounding mountains are made emblems of the all-surrounding presence of the Lord. The mountains around the holy city, though they do not make a circular wall, are, nevertheless, set like sentinels to guard her gates. God doth not enclose his people within ramparts and bulwarks, making their city to be a prison; but yet he so orders the arrangements of his providence that his saints are as safe as if they dwelt behind the strongest fortifications. What a double security the two verses set before us! First, we are established, and then entrenched: settled, and then sentinelled: made like a mount, and then protected as if by mountains. This is no matter of poetry, it is so in fact; and it is no matter of temporary privilege, but it shall be so for ever. Date when we please, “from henceforth” Jehovah encircles his people: look on us as far as we please, the protection extends “even for ever.” Note, it is not said that Jehovah’s power or wisdom defends believers, but he himself is round about them: they have his personality for their protection, his Godhead for their guard. We are here taught that the Lord’s people are those who trust him, for they are thus described in the first verses: the line of faith is the line of grace, those who trust in the Lord are chosen of the Lord. The two verses together prove the eternal safety of the saints: they must abide where God has placed them, and God must for ever protect them from all evil. It would be difficult to imagine greater safely than is here set forth.[7]

Ver. 2. So the Lord is round about His people.The Divine protection:

The 125th Psalm is of the returning exiles. They are only about fifty thousand. They have made the difficult journey across the desert sands. They have reached Jerusalem. It is an utter ruin—walls levelled, Temple destroyed, everything in confusion. There are Samaritan enemies, too, and all sorts of obstacles, as they set about the enormous task of rebuilding, reorganizing. How unable, defenceless, they seem to themselves! But if, to-day, one stands in what was the Temple area at Jerusalem and looks about him, he will see, rising above him and around him, on the east the Mount of Olives; on the south, the Hill of Evil Counsel; on the west, the ridge beyond the valley of Jehoshaphat; on the north, the high ground about Scopas—all these loftier than Jerusalem. Well, one day the singer of this psalm did stand there amid the ruined Jerusalem, did feel his own helplessness and shelterlessness; but, seeing how Jerusalem was girded by the higher hills, he saw the only real refuge for helpless and shelterless man anywhere, viz. in God; and, getting figure for his trust in what he saw, he bravely sang: “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even for ever.” Think, then, of the Divine protection of man, helpless and shelterless in himself.

I. God stands about His people, as the mountains do about Jerusalem, with protecting atonement of sin.

II. God stands about His people, as the mountains do about Jerusalem, with the protection of discipline administered with infinite and loving wisdom. For a forgiven man is by no means a perfect man.

III. God stands about His people, as the mountains do about Jerusalem, with the protection of proffered help for the daily duty.

IV. God stands about His people, as the mountains do about Jerusalem, with the protection of a final and triumphant deliverance. (W. Hoyt, D.D.)

The security of the Church:

I. The Church as a whole is secured by God beyond the reach of harm. She is ably garrisoned by Omnipotence, and she is castled within the faithful engagements of the covenant. How often has the Church been attacked; but how often has she been victorious! The number of her battles is just the number of her victories. Foes have come against her; they have compassed her about, but in the name of God she has destroyed them.

1. Persecution has unsheathed its sword, and sought to rend up the Church by its roots, or fell it with its axe. Tyrants have heated their furnaces, have prepared their racks, have erected their stakes. But has the Church been subdued?

2. But by and by the devil grew wiser. He saw that overt persecution would not suffice for the putting down of God’s Church, and he therefore adopted another measure not less cruel but more crafty. “I will not only slay them,” said he, “I will malign them.” Did you ever read in history the horrible reports which were set afloat in the early ages of Christianity concerning the Christians? Never were men so fearfully belied. The very heathens, who revelled in vice, despised the followers of Jesus on account of crimes which the voice of the liar had laid to their charge. A few years elapsed and the mud which had been cast upon the snow-white garments of Christ’s Church fell off from them, leaving them whiter than before. But the devil has adopted the same plan in every period. But has the Church suffered through their slander, or hath ever a solitary Christian lost aught by it? No; the Lord God who set the mountains round about Jerusalem has so put Himself about His people, that no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper, and every tongue that riseth against us in judgment we shall condemn.

3. Again Satan learned wisdom, and he said, “Now, inasmuch as I cannot destroy this people, neither by sword nor slander, lo, this will I do; I will send into their midst wolves in sheep’s clothing; I will inspire divers heretics, carried away by their own lusts, who shall in the midst of the Church promulgate lies and prophesy smooth things in the name of the Lord. And Satan has done all this with a vengeance. In every era of the Church there have been numberless bands of heretics. Now, this is one of the attempts of the enemy to put down the truth; but he will never be able to do it, for “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even for ever.”

4. The craftiest invention of the devil, with which he seeks, in the last place, to put out the Church, is a device which has amazed me above every other. “Now,” says Satan, “if I can quench the Church, neither by persecution, nor slander, nor heresy, I will invent another mode of destroying her.” And I have often marvelled at the depths of deceit which are centred in this last invention of Satan. Satan seeks to divide the Church, to set us apart from one another, and not allow those who love the same truth to meet with each other and to work together in love, and peace, and harmony. But, despite all this, the Church is secure, for God hath set Himself round about her “even as the mountains,” etc.

II. The fact which relates to the Church includes in it every member of the Church. God has fortressed His people; so that every believer is infallibly secure. The Christian is fortified and secured from all harm. And yet, O child of God, there be many that will seek to destroy thee, and thy fears will often tell thee that thou art in the jaws of the enemy.

1. Providence will often seem against thee; thine eyes shall be seldom dry; it may be funeral shall follow funeral; loss shall follow loss; a burning house shall be succeeded by a blasted crop. The Christian in this world is not secured against the perils which happen to manhood. Oh! child of God, it may seem that all things are against thee; perhaps all God’s waves and billows will go over thee; but, oh! remember, that neither famine, nor hunger, nor poverty, nor sickness, nor weakness, nor contempt, can separate thee from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus thy Lord.

2. Again, you may be tempted by the world! traps may be set for you on every hand, you may be tempted by your flesh; your corruptions may have great power over you, and often stagger your faith, and make you tremble, lest you should be utterly overthrown, and the devil may set upon you with fiery darts; he may pierce you with foul insinuations, he may almost make you blaspheme, and with terrible suggestions he may drive you well-nigh to despair.

3. And thou mayest, too, be overcome by sin. Thou mayest fall. Conscience will whisper, “How couldst thou be a child of God, and yet sin thus?” And Satan will howl in thine ears, “He that sinneth knoweth not God.” And so thou wilt be ready to be destroyed by thy sin. But do thou then, in the hour of thy dark distress, read this verse—“As the mountains,” etc. (C. H. Spurgeon.)[8]

2. As Zion prompted thoughts of its living counterpart the church, so the encircling hills draw the mind beyond themselves to God. But Psalm 121:1 shows that the mind is tempted to stop far short of this.[9]

Ver. 2.—As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people. This is the true cause of his people’s stability, which is like that of his holy mountain. The ubiquitous God stands round about his people, and protects them on every side. The mountains that are “round about Jerusalem” are, on the east, the Mount of Olives; on the south, the Hill of Evil Counsel; on the west, the ridge beyond the valley of Jehoshaphat; and on the north, the high ground about Scopas. All these are higher than the platform upon which the city is built. From henceforth even for ever. Always round about his true people, though he may have to forsake those who have first forsaken him.[10]

125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people. Similarly, 34:7 says, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”

both now and forevermore. The NIV has accurately rendered the Hebrew phrase, which does not imply a new situation but indicates one that already exists and will continue and applies to the generation of the exile and those to follow.1[11]

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and for evermore (v. 2). Now the psalmist speaks of the natural fortification that Jerusalem has, and he makes this an illustration of the protection that the Lord affords his people. Just as the mountains encircle Jerusalem, so the Lord encircles his people for all times. The reference to ‘his people’ clearly applies to their standing as the covenantal people of God. Just as Zion will endure, so will the people of God because he holds them safe forever (cf. the teaching of Jesus [John 10:28]; and of Paul [Phil. 1:6]).[12]

2 Mount Zion is not the highest peak in the mountain range around Jerusalem. To its east lies the Mount of Olives, to its north Mount Scopus, and to the west and south other hills, all of which are higher than Mount Zion. Surrounded by mountains, Mount Zion was secure because of its natural defensibility. So the psalmist compares the Lord to the hills around Jerusalem and the people to Mount Zion. The hills connote endurance (cf. v. 1) and a sense of assurance and protection. God is “around” and present with his people (cf. 34:7; Zec 2:5) “both now and forevermore” (cf. 113:2; 115:18; 121:8).[13]


[1] Warstler, K. R. (2017). Psalms. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 929). Holman Bible Publishers.

[2] Sproul, R. C., ed. (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 852). 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 (Ps 125:2). Lexham Press.

[4] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ps 125:2). Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[5] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Ps 125:2). Nelson Bibles.

[6] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments (A. Farstad, Ed.; p. 753). Thomas Nelson.

[7] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 120-150 (Vol. 6, p. 59). Marshall Brothers.

[8] Exell, J. S. (1909). The Biblical Illustrator: The Psalms (Vol. 5, pp. 187–188). Fleming H. Revell Company; Francis Griffiths.

[9] Kidner, D. (1975). Psalms 73–150: An Introduction and Commentary (Vol. 16, p. 474). InterVarsity Press.

[10] Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. (1909). Psalms (Vol. 3, p. 211). Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[11] Bullock, C. H. (2017). Psalms 73–150 (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.; Vol. 2, p. 407). Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

[12] Harman, A. (2011). Psalms: A Mentor Commentary (Vols. 1–2, p. 906). Mentor.

[13] VanGemeren, W. A. (2008). Psalms. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Psalms (Revised Edition) (Vol. 5, p. 906). Zondervan.

Guiltless — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1


I purchased an expensive picture for our bedroom. I had been looking for one since we moved into the house and I had finally found the perfect one. At least, so I thought at the time of the purchase. There was a condition — the sale was final. I could not return it if I didn’t like it.

To my utter dismay, after the picture was delivered and placed on the wall over our bed, I realized I didn’t like it. It didn’t look right in the room — the colors were too vibrant, and the scene was not peaceful. It disturbed me every time I walked into the room.

Now I faced another choice — take it down and store it, or learn to live with it. The worse part wasn’t the picture itself, it was the guilt I felt over what I had paid for it. I was losing sleep because I felt so terrible, as the money could have been better used. For several weeks this feeling of guilt kept gnawing at me as I went about my work.

One day while I was out walking, the Lord brought the promise in Romans 9:1 to mind: “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” The light went on! That is right, I thought, I don’t have to walk around with this guilt. I can confess it and Jesus Christ will remove the feelings of guilt. After all, that is why He died.

So I did. I admitted that my purchase was too expensive, and I told God how badly I felt about it and claimed His forgiveness according to 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” My burden of guilt was removed immediately, and in its place joy now filled my life.

Through Christ’s death on the cross, God offers us freedom from guilt. Often, we don’t take the time to analyze our guilty feelings or take the time to admit and confess them, and so we suffer needlessly. Friend, do not suffer in silence. Confess to the Lord and know that He will be faithful to forgive.

Have you experienced Christ’s forgiveness of any guilt you are holding onto.

If you have never walked in a relationship with Christ you can start today by committing and submitting your life to him. You can start this with a simple prayer:

Lord, thank You for dying so we can be set free from all of guilt and sin — no matter how big or small.  Your blood has erased all of our sin. Thank You so much! Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen

By Katherine Kehler
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  How to Know I am Really Saved

•  How to Have a ‘Quiet Time’ with God

•  Salvation Explained

Guiltless — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Free at Last — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

Thought

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Becoming a Christian means we have been liberated from law keeping. We now have God living in us through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit helps us to know God’s will and then live it. Through the Spirit’s power, we can do what no law could make us do: live up to God’s standards of righteousness. We are set free to be like God and to be with God, free from the crippling power of law, sin, and death.

Prayer

Gracious father, thank you for all of your gifts to me. Today, I want to especially thank you for liberating me from law and empowering me with your Spirit. Fill me and empower me today with your Spirit as I commit to live my life for you. In the name and by the authority of Jesus my Lord I pray. Amen

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission
From:  http://www.heartlight.org


Further Reading

•  Pressing the RESET button on our lives 

•   Keeping Yourself in God’s Love – even during painful times in your life

•  Salvation Explained

Free at Last — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: Hosea Blames the Priesthood

Having detailed the parable of his own life, Hosea points out specifically those sins for which Israel is to be punished. “Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

‎“By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.”

‎Chief among these crimes, causing all the rest, this prophet sets the worship of idols. Despite all God’s guidance in the days of Moses, Israel has followed false gods. For this, Hosea chiefly blames the priesthood. They should have been the guides of the people; they have been false to their trust. “And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.” Let these evil priests beware; for a terrible vengeance shall fall upon them.

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

Romans 8: No condemnation | Place for Truth

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

Few lines of Holy Scripture have been used more by God to encourage assurance and comfort in my own heart. In my own Bible, the page on which Romans 8 appears is a page well worn, smudged from the constant wear of my hands turning to it and my finger running along verse 1 as I have read it over and over and over again. This verse stands out as one of the Apostle Paul’s great indicatives, those statements of fact on which a believer is supposed to rest. It isn’t calling us to do anything, there’s no command to follow, it just is. It’s a declaration of good news given to believers. But what is it saying?

It comes right at the end of Paul’s description, in Romans 7, of what is characteristic of the Christian life, namely, our constant struggle against sin. The Christian believer, born again by God and given a new heart with new desires, now delights in the law of God, even in his inner being, says Paul. And yet Paul can also say, “I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” His answer? Jesus Christ!

And so, he declares with exultant, doxological joy that even though his own thoughts at times condemns him because of the still virulent sin which rages within, he can rest assured, that God does not condemn him. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. As D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones puts it, “a Christian is a person who has been taken entirely outside the realm of any possible or conceivable condemnation. The Christian has finished with the realm of condemnation; he has been taken right out of it; he has nothing more to do with it… Had you realized that?”[1]

Source: Romans 8: No condemnation

22 May 2022 News Briefing

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people 
A severe hailstorm swept over parts of Bihar, India on May 19, 2022, destroying crops and homes, and leaving at least 33 people dead.

State of emergency declared after rare tornado hits Gaylord, Michigan 
A rare tornado hit the city of Gaylord, Michigan on May 20, 2022, leaving extensive damage. One person was killed and at least 43 others were injured. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for the area.

Widespread damage after Storm Emellinde hits Germany 
At least three people have been killed and more than 50 were injured on May 20, 2022, when a violent storm named ‘Emmelinde’ hit Germany, spawning several tornadoes and leaving widespread damage.

Rare Monkeypox Virus Arrives, Just as Gates and WHO ‘Predicted’ – Vaccines ‘Miraculously’ Ready 
“A new revised World Health Organization agreement aims to give Bill Gates and Gavi de facto pandemic and surveillance governing power over all 198 member states in the next pandemic.”

Gilead Sciences and the Gilead New World Order from HULU series Handmaid’s Tale – From Science Fiction to the Science behind COVID-19 vaccines 
…The question looms: Which Gilead are we talking about now, the one that makes designer deadly drugs for COVID or the ones from the HULU series who run a NAZI-style America where the rulers execute all political dissidents in public?

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government 
A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government.

1,000 Azovstal Fighters Have Surrendered Since Monday, But Top Commanders Remain: Kremlin
According to fresh statements from Russia’s defense ministry Wednesday nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered at Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks plant since the initial Tuesday reports that 300 had laid down their arms, with the wounded transferred to a Russian-controlled hospital.

Sri Lankans running out of food, fuel and medicine | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent
Sri Lankans told DW how they’re struggling with shortages of food, fuel and medicine as the nation faces one of its worst economic crises in decades.

Healthy 36-Year-Old Mother Died From Myocarditis Due To Covid-19 Vaccine, Autopsy Reveals
A healthy mother in her mid 30’s died from acute myocarditis just weeks after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine; an autopsy released nearly a year after her death revealed.

Biden is trying to buy more allies for America before initiating World War III against Russia 
The administration of President Joe Biden is attempting to buy more allies for the United States through generous military aid packages and membership in military alliances before it starts a world war with Russia.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine CENSORING searches for politically sensitive Chinese personalities
A Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.23%▼ search engine has made it harder in North America to look up people who are politically sensitive for China, according to a cybersecurity and surveillance group report.

Canada bans Huawei equipment from 5G networks, orders removal by 2024
Canada has banned the use of Huawei and fellow Chinese tech giant ZTE’s equipment in its 5G networks, its government has announced. In a statement, it cited national security concerns for the move, saying that the suppliers could be forced to comply with “extrajudicial directions from foreign governments” in ways that could “conflict with Canadian laws or would be detrimental to Canadian interests.”

Clay Clark: Luciferians pushing 666 in their quest to enslave humanity
Reawaken America Tour founder and Brighteon.TV host Clay Clark revealed that the Luciferian globalists and their allies are pushing the 666 iconography in their quest to enslave humanity.

Half of Joe Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake, Audit Reveals
lmost half of President Joe Biden’s current 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake accounts, according to an audit tool provided by software company SparkToro.

Covid Lies: Masks and Lockdowns
“There is no medical or public health emergency. We can and should take back our freedoms with immediate effect. Testing healthy people stops. If you’re sick, please stay home. Masks belong in the trash.” – Dr. Mike Yeadon

Covid Truths: Logic, Reasoning and Scientific Evidence have Disappeared 
Has scientific evidence, carefully done studies, clinical experience and medical logic had any effect on stopping these ineffective and dangerous vaccines? Absolutely not! The draconian efforts to vaccinate everyone on the planet continues (except the elite, postal workers, members of Congress and other insiders).

In Memory of Those Who “Died Suddenly” in Italy – The Expose
Last week five Italians “died suddenly” while biking, two “died suddenly” on buses, three were found dead on beaches, and all too many more dropped dead while walking, running, driving or changing tyres.

Dr Vernon Coleman: “They faked a pandemic, they faked a test, and they faked a cure” 
Dr Vernon Coleman has released his latest “old man in a chair” video.

Biden Seeks New Unilateral Powers For WHO Chief To Declare Public Health Emergencies
President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing amendments to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) governing regulations to give Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unilateral authority to declare a public health emergency in any nation based on whatever evidence he chooses.

‘Youth Transplants’: Scientists Begin Harvesting Young Blood and Body Parts as Anti-Aging Treatment
Scientists at Stanford University have found that harvesting the blood and body parts of the young can serve as an effective anti-aging treatment.

How many legs does a dog have?
..Abraham Lincoln faced with some thorny issue that could be settled by a twist of language, or a slight abuse of power, asks his questioner how many legs would a dog have, if we called the dog’s tail, a leg. “Five,” the questioner responds confident in his mathematical ability to do simple addition. “No,” Lincoln says. “Calling a dog’s tail a leg, doesn’t make it a leg.”

Global Health Agencies Planned for Monkeypox Pandemic to Strike in May 2022, Wargame Document from Early 2021 Reveals
Monkeypox, a rare viral disease, has found its way into the headlines and it is apparently spreading across the United States. A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Monkeypox: Scenarios, Germ Games and Vaccines 
It appears that western governments and media are running with what Bill Gates foreshadowed as ‘the next pandemic’. This latest ‘zoonotic’ sensation appears to be the obscure and exotic monkeypox virus, which has already grabbed the headlines, as members of the embryonic global government confab, the G7, are already throwing hundreds of millions in public money at Big Pharma supposedly to ‘stop the spread.’ Déjà vu, anyone?

Leftist Group Launches Recruiting Program to Ensure Leftists Are Enlisted to Serve as Poll Workers Like in 2020
Power to the Polls, a leftist organization that previously recruited 700,000 potential poll workers in 2020 hopes to reengage those same people in 2022.

The Most Important Video on YouTube
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Headlines – 5/22/2022

Australian PM concedes defeat, ending party’s 9-year rule; was firm backer of Israel – New leader leader Anthony Albanese, whose Labor party supports recognizing Palestine as a state

Australian voters deliver strong message on climate change, ending conservative government’s 9-year rule

Biden reportedly still planning to visit Israel in June, despite Knesset turmoil

Meretz minister: Rebel MK who quit coalition should resign from the Knesset

Likud No. 2 urges leadership vote if Netanyahu can’t form gov’t in current Knesset

Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

Lebanese Christian leader calls for Hezbollah’s grip on country to end

Tunisian parties vow to fight President Saied’s ‘autocratic rule’

Burkina Faso army says five soldiers, 30 ‘terrorists’ killed in attack

Sudanese security forces kill one protester in Omdurman: Medics

Milley calls war in Afghanistan a ‘strategic failure’ for US, warns Taliban ‘remain a terrorist organization’

Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air

Iraq’s oil ministry aims to establish new oil company in Kurdistan region

Six killed in Iraq drone strikes blamed on Turkey

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Sweden, Finland to end support to ‘terror’ groups

Facebook slammed for spreading Russian President Putin’s propaganda in NATO’s east

Ukraine needs full EU candidacy not ‘compromise:’ Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy says UN, Red Cross order Russia to take its ‘mountains of corpses’

Putin’s War Means Russia’s Rich Aren’t Welcome at Davos Anymore

Ukraine Warns Only Talks Can End War as Russia Cuts Finland Gas

Commentary: Putin ‘Blackmailing the World,’ Threatening Famine

GOP Rep. Palmer Warns of ‘Worldwide Depression’ if China Invades Taiwan

China eyes more security pacts with pacific nations like Solomon Islands: Report

Japan PM Kishida calls China’s development in E. China Sea ‘unacceptable’

China Buzzes Taiwan with Fighter Jets and Bombers and US Bases in Japan as Joe Biden Travels to South Korea

China Media on Biden Asia Trip: ‘Sinister Intention’

US, South Korea looking to ‘expand’ military exercises in response to North Korea

Cybersecurity expert compares US abuse of big data to China, North Korea

Gen. Milley warns West Point graduates of ‘increasing’ risk of global war, ‘robotic tanks’

Communists Ban Cubans from Celebrating Their Own Independence Day

Commentary: Justice May Be Coming for the 51 Who Signed the Intel Letter Against Hunter Biden Laptop

Grassley Has the Receipts: GOP Senator Obtains New Hunter Records, Flagged Financial Affairs from Banks

Hillary Factor: Evidence now shows false Russia collusion story began and ended with Clinton

Trump reacts to testimony that Clinton spread Russia allegations: ‘Where do I get my reputation back?’

Michael Sussmann trial: ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC ignore case at center of Trump-Russia probe

Lawmaker Demands Capitol Police Release Tapes After ‘False’ Allegation by Jan. 6 Panel

Judge sanctions MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for ‘frivolous’ election lawsuit

Law Enforcement Raids Nonprofits In ‘2000 Mules’ Ballot Trafficking Investigation – “Like Tweety Birds, They Sang”

DOJ: Democrats Paid Pennsylvania Election Officials to Stuff Ballot Box

Thunderdome: New York’s new congressional maps are creating ‘chaos’ for Democrats

Wall Street Journal: Dems Stole Congressional Seats From Red States With “Rigged” Census – Calls For Investigation

Commentary: The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization. The U.S. is more dangerously divided than any other wealthy democracy. Is there a way back from the brink?

Not Just Elon Musk: More Americans Seeking Out GOP

A $5 Trillion ‘Wealth Shock’ Is Cracking Americans’ Nest Eggs

Global leaders warn of economic dangers as crises multiply

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Fiji Islands

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Bungahan, Philippines

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Iwaki, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Fiji Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

At least 43 people were injured in a storm that caused 3 tornadoes in Germany

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Otsego County After Rare Tornado Hits City

EF3 tornado that hit Gaylord had winds reaching 150 mph

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people

Colorado weather swings 60 degrees to snow, 115K lose power

Spring storm dumps more than a foot of snow in parts, knocks down limbs, power in Denver area

Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh’s northeast

Heat wave torching India and Pakistan is the new normal, report says

Record-breaking heat wave hits Northeast US

Saharan dust, 100-degree heat index will greet South Floridians this weekend

Human-induced climate crisis is making Japan’s cherry blossoms bloom earlier

Federal government pours $3.5 billion into carbon capture project in hopes of minimizing climate change, prioritizing ‘environmental justice’

AOC touts ‘zero emission’ engagement ring made with ‘recycled gold’

Senate Democrats Introduce New Gun Control Bill – Requires DOJ License for Gun Purchases with a 5-Year License Limit – And Government Power of Confiscation

Philadelphia businesses ‘closing left and right’ over increase in shoplifting: ‘Very dangerous’

Japanese Government Official Arrested for Alleged Assault on Train

National School Boards Association Admits to Colluding with Biden Administration on ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter

Supreme Court could rule on Roe v. Wade on Monday, as Biden admin braces for violence after decision

A County Chairman Refused To Boost Security at Supreme Court Justices’ Homes. Then He Had Police Guard His Residence.

San Francisco Archbishop guided by Pope Francis’s ‘Principles’ in denying communion to Pelosi because of her aggressive abortion advocacy

Bishop Calls Pelosi a ‘Danger to Her Own Soul’

Union blasts Musk after misconduct allegation: ‘Flight attendants are not just another accessory’

Afghan Migrant Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Ukrainian Refugee Children

Maher: ‘We’re Literally Experimenting on Children’ with Gender Transitions for Children

National Science Teachers Association’s ‘Gender-Inclusive Biology’ Calls Women ‘People with Ovaries’

European Union Used Taxpayer Money for Drag Queens in Youth Education Programme

Kentucky Swimmer Joins Coaches Call for a ‘Trans Division’ After Tie with Lia Thomas

Florida asks publishers to revise more books to avoid ‘indoctrination’

A generation of LGBTQ advocates hopes the clock isn’t ticking backward with the Parental Rights in Education bill and ‘groomer’ rhetoric

Middle Schoolers Use ‘Wrong Pronouns,’ Get Investigated by District for Sexual Harassment

Woke University Gets Backlash for Poster With Kissing Hijabi Women

Gran Canaria: Maspalomas Pride, in the spotlight as a focus of monkeypox contagion

Bombshell Report: Monkeypox Appears To Be ‘Lab Strain With Unknown Characteristics,’ Says ECDC Source

Monkeypox Was a Table-Top Simulation Only Last Year

Mozambique: Polio Outbreak Causes Public Health Emergency

Legionnaires’ outbreak confirmed in Bronx neighborhood

Scientists ‘really surprised’ after gene-editing experiment unexpectedly turn hamsters into hyper-aggressive bullies

Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency

Former CDC Chief: I Didn’t Expect Death Threats From Fellow Scientists Over Lab-Leak Theory

‘Fast money equals fast crime’: Fraud recovery sleuths share lessons of stolen COVID relief funds

Maskless Italian PM Mario Draghi Lectures Masked Middle School Children on Masks

Jair Bolsonaro Says Brazil Will Not Sign Globalist WHO Pandemic Treaty

WHO’s missteps in COVID-19 crisis heighten alarm over push for new pandemic treaty

Dr. McCullough: ‘Medical crisis’ is being exploited to push global government

Shanghai district to require all shops to shut, residents to stay home

Shanghai Economy Hit on All Sides in April by COVID-19 Lockdown

WHO Clears Chinese Vaccine For Emergency Use

Biden offers aid, vaccines to COVID-stricken North Korea

Air Force cadets who refused COVID vaccine will graduate, but won’t receive commissions

Physician assistant convicted of prescribing over 1 million opioids at Texas ‘pill mills’

TX Border Sheriff: ‘We Were Not Prepared’ for Immigration Problems, I Hope Title 42 Stays for ‘Three or Four Months’ So We Can Prepare

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

World Health Organization’s pandemic treaty spells DOOM for democracy | DC Clothesline

(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) continue their assault on democracy as they begin a weeklong meeting Sunday, May 22, in Geneva, Switzerland.

They seek to establish a pandemic treaty, which was recommended at a special session on December 1 last year by the World Health Assembly (WHA) – the decision-making body of the WHO.

If all goes according to plan, the WHO would have unprecedented, undemocratic jurisdiction over its 194 member nations. Under the treaty, the WHO could order mandatory vaccines, digital health IDs, lockdowns or anything else it wants as policy, regardless of what the public wants.

This means if a country signs up, its government would lose any sovereign power to decide its fate during another pandemic or other health crises. The WHO would have total control over the health regulations of all nations during pandemics or other health emergencies.

The World Council for Health has branded the proposed pandemic treat an “undemocratic farce.”

While alternative and independent media have covered this significant and world-changing potential power-grab by the WHO, the corporate media mostly remains silent over the issue.

However, after increasing pressure from concerned voters in the U.K., a few Members of Parliament (MPs) are now aware of plans by members of the WHO to discuss it in August 2022, make it law in 2023 and put it into practice by 2024. But in reality, countries like the U.K. are about to “cede authority and oversight” to the WHO with little to no communications, no debate and no referendum.

At the same time, both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden have announced their support for the proposed treaty, making it harder for MPs and legislators to voice their disagreement.

Pandemic treaty could be abused in the guise of protecting the public

Any vote in the WHA would be carried by a majority, but this means all member countries would be subject to the decision even if they disagreed due to a national democratic process. Additionally, any country not complying with WHO edicts may suffer economic sanctions.

The treaty would cover pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, but this could be abused in the guise of protecting the public. Under the treaty, interventions rejected in many countries like vaccine passports could become mandatory. (Related: Report: Wuhan scientists were ALLOWED TO REVISE Congressional briefing on COVID pandemic.)

Governments would be subject to decisions made by the WHO in relation to a pandemic as defined by the organization. Under the treaty, the WHO can determine what “the science” is.

Like what happened during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, experienced and qualified health practitioners with alternative views could be ignored.

Measures like lockdowns, testing and vaccinations can then be determined by the WHO. As a result, anyone who disagrees with WHO policies or was injured by them would have no choice as the organization will be considered “an unelected body with immunity from challenge in any national court.”

During the WHO and the WEF meeting, changes may be made to existing authorities that can extend the power of the WHO before the introduction of the actual pandemic treaty. This is crucial because this may reduce individual rights.

Final voting on the treaty will be held next year and it is slated to be implemented by 2024. According to the WHO, it will only be open to further consultative input until June 16 and 17.

According to the WHO website, many donors come from countries or their established agencies. However, the second largest contributor to the WHO finances from 2020 to 2021 was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which contributed $751,000,000.

The sponsorship of the WHO by pharmaceutical companies is allegedly at 70 percent because within the countries listed as donors to the WHO, most of the donations are made by interested bodies like Big Pharma instead of governments themselves.

Watch the video below for proof that the COVID-19 pandemic was a planned crisis.

 

This video is from the Corruption Exposure channel on Brighteon.com.

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Source: World Health Organization’s pandemic treaty spells DOOM for democracy

Amid widespread national turmoil, Biden has gone 100 days without giving a single media interview

They told me if I voted for Trump, then the White House would treat the media with utter contempt and loathing unbecoming of the democratically elected head of the executive branch of the U.S. government.

Source: Amid widespread national turmoil, Biden has gone 100 days without giving a single media interview

“Where Do I Get My Reputation Back?” – President Trump Responds to Hillary’s Russia Collusion Sham that Defamed Him for Years — The Gateway Pundit

On Friday we heard testimony from her own Campaign Manager that Hillary Clinton encouraged the fake news story that candidate and President Trump was a puppet of Russian President Putin.  President Trump asks how does he ever get his reputation back?

Hillary’s Campaign Manager swore under oath on Friday that Hillary was behind the Russia collusion lies about President Trump.

Mook shared that Hillary knew about it and approved it.

MOOK SPOOKED: After Outing Hillary Clinton as Being Behind the Trump-Russia Lie, Some Fear Robby Mook’s Days Are Numbered

Hillary Clinton called President Trump a puppet of Russian President Putin.  Behind the scenes, we now know that she was working on lies to tie candidate Trump to Putin.  It was all made up.  Hillary was playing chicken with Russia risking a nuclear war.

President Trump shared on FOX News about this revelation and how his reputation was so terribly damaged by Hillary’s lies.

 Former President Donald Trump reacted to the bombshell testimony out of the trial of Michael Sussmann that Hillary Clinton herself approved the dissemination of false information alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank to the media.

Trump told Fox News Digital that the entire Russia investigation is “one of the greatest political scandals in history,” and that he will “never” get his “reputation fully back.”

Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Friday testified as part of the first criminal trial out of Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, saying Clinton approved and “agreed” to share the discredited data with the media.

FOX News won’t have President Trump on their regular news shows because they don’t want him sharing the truth about the stolen 2020 Election and the attacks he endured while in the White House all based on lies from the left and their RINO accomplices.

Americans know the truth and have known it for years. 

“Where Do I Get My Reputation Back?” – President Trump Responds to Hillary’s Russia Collusion Sham that Defamed Him for Years — The Gateway Pundit

“All Roads Lead to Andy McCabe” and “The Lovebirds” in Their Office, Strzok and Page – Kash Patel Says There’s More to Come on the Trump-Russia Conspiracy (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Former Acting United States Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump, Kash Patel, joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

During their discussion, Kash Patel revealed there is more to be revealed on the Democrat Party-Deep State conspiracy to remove President Trump from office. Patel pointed to Andy McCabe and “the Lovebirds” for concocting “the insurance policy” in case Donald Trump won in their office back in August 2016.

Kash Patel: As I said before, all roads lead to Andy McCabe, the Deputy Director, and the lovebirds in their office concocting an insurance plan for 2015. And I think John Durham knows what that insurance plan is. I know we figured it out during Russiagate. And we’re trying to educate the American people on it. But it remains classified partly.

Via The Storm Has Arrived.

“All Roads Lead to Andy McCabe” and “The Lovebirds” in Their Office, Strzok and Page – Kash Patel Says There’s More to Come on the Trump-Russia Conspiracy (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Watchdog’s report ‘damning’ for Biden’s obsession with Iran nuclear deal | WND

Joe Biden meets with the New Democrat Coalition in the Roosevelt Room, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the White House. (Official White House photo by Erin Scott)

A watchdog’s new report on the status of Iran’s nuclear operations is a “damning” condemnation of Joe Biden’s “obsession” with restoring the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Defense and Foreign Affairs editor at the Telegraph, Con Coughlin, who also is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Gatestone Institute.

Barack Obama, with Joe Biden then as vice president, dreamed up the strategy to pay Iran billions of dollars in return for a promise about its level of nuclear weapons activity.

However, President Trump dumped it while he was in office, explaining the “deal” really provided no benefit to America, and Iran wasn’t following it anyway.

Now Coughlin cites an assessment from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Tehran “continues to defy Washington by converting some of its uranium stockpiles to near weapons-grade, thereby greatly enhancing the regime’s ability to produce nuclear warheads.”

He warned, “The utter futility of the Biden administration’s obsession with reviving the Iran nuclear deal has been laid bare by the latest damning assessment” by the IAEA.

He explained Biden wants to rejoin the deal if Iran comes back into compliance with the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“That would require Iran to accept the limits imposed on its stockpiles of nuclear material by the JCPOA instead of continuing with its efforts to produce weapons-grade material,” Coughlin wrote.

But the IAEA has said even as that’s not happening, Biden continues to try to develop a strategy to regain the “deal,” even though now Iran has demanded, too, that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps be delisted from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

“Biden’s hopes of pressing ahead with the nuclear talks suffered a significant setback the other week when a bipartisan super-majority of U.S. senators voted to endorse a Republican-led measure insisting that any future agreement with Tehran must address Iran’s support for terrorism in the region, and that Washington should not lift sanctions against the IRGC,” he pointed out.

First, Tehran is “unlikely” to agree, and further, “bipartisan opposition to a revived deal is likely to increase further following this week’s stark warning by the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog who said he was ‘extremely concerned’ about what he described as Iran’s lack of cooperation regarding unexplained traces of uranium in the country.”

Among the problems is that traces of enriched uranium have been found at sites in Iran which the rogue regime hasn’t declared.

He said, “Iran, for the time being, has not been forthcoming in the kind of information we need from them… we are extremely concerned about this.”

Coughlin noted, however, that Iran’s non-cooperation is “entirely consistent” with its behavior for years.

He suggested that European leaders should be wary, too, of their involvement in and dedication to the JCPOA.

He wrote, “The lengths to which some naive politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are prepared to go to revive the nuclear deal is nothing less than shameful, especially at a time when the world is struggling to deal with another tyrannical regime following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.”

Source: Watchdog’s report ‘damning’ for Biden’s obsession with Iran nuclear deal

All Eyes on Israel and Iran :: By Geri Ungurean

From foxnews.com:

Iran Weeks Away from Acquiring Materials for First Nuclear Weapon, Israeli Defense Minister Says

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned that action is needed to keep Iran at bay.

While the U.S. and Iran have so far failed to agree on terms for a new nuclear agreement, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned that the Islamic nation is just weeks away from having the necessary materials for a nuclear weapon.

Gantz tweeted the claim in Hebrew when posting about remarks he delivered at Israel‘s Reichman University. The Jerusalem Post reported on the speech, relaying that Iran currently produces uranium at an enrichment level of 20% while already having 60 kilograms of 60% enriched material. Uranium enriched at a 90% level is needed for a weapon.

“Iran continues to accumulate irreversible knowledge and experience in the development, research, production and operation of advanced centrifuges,” Gantz said during his address, stating that Iran is working on 1,000 new advanced centrifuges, including at an underground facility near Natanz.

Gantz also said that Iran has been keeping inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency from accessing their systems. Gantz said a “multidimensional” international response is needed to prevent all-out war with Iran.

“Today, the prices for tackling the Iranian challenge on the global and regional levels are higher than they were a year ago and lower than they will be within a year,” Gantz said.

The defense minister noted that Iran has been making a number of other improvements to their military capabilities, “including cruise missiles, surface-to-surface missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that have a range of thousands of kilometers.”

A nuclear Iran could pose an existential threat to Israel as Iran’s leadership has threatened to destroy the Jewish state.

Meanwhile. the Biden administration has been trying to enter into a new nuclear deal with Tehran, years after then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the international Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that critics said did not do enough to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon in the long term or properly address their ballistic missile program.

Iran has been calling for the U.S. to remove their Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations as part of any agreement. So far, the administration has resisted, as veterans, Gold Star families, and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have warned not to do this.

At the same time, Iranian leadership faces pressure from its own people, who have been protesting in response to a floundering economy. The protests began last week when the government slashed food subsidies on eggs, milk, chicken, and cooking oil leading to price rises of some 300%. Since then, protests have spread to many areas of the country and, according to observers, have taken on a much more anti-government current.

Protesters, showing no fear of retribution by the state security services, have been heard shouting, “Death to Khamenei! Death to Raisi!” referring to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who has promised to create jobs, lift sanctions, and rescue the economy. Over the weekend, reports said up to five people were killed following a crackdown by authorities. A semi-official government news agency put the number of dead from the protests at one, according to the Associated Press. Source

From Behold Israel: Click to see Amir Tsarfati on impending war: https://youtu.be/2EBZMhHcphc

From medialine.org From 5/18/2022:

Report: US To Participate in Israeli Simulation of Military Strike on Iran

The US military will participate in a major Israeli drill later this month simulating an airstrike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel’s Channel 13 reported on Tuesday. The drill, part of an exercise dubbed “Chariots of Fire,” will include the air-to-air refueling of Israeli fighter jets by US Air Force tanker planes as they simulate entering Iranian territory and carrying out repeated strikes. The unprecedented collaboration in such a drill is seen as a message to Iran that a military alternative exists if the long-stalled nuclear negotiations in Vienna do not result in an agreement that puts meaningful limits on Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel’s Kan TV News said dozens of Israeli fighter jets will take part in the exercise. A similar major drill that Israel conducted 10 years ago, when it was reported to be on the verge of launching a real attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, did not include US participation, the TV report said. Against the backdrop of this upcoming drill, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington on Thursday, and Gen. Michael Kurilla, head of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), arrived in Israel on Tuesday for his first official visit.

On Tuesday, Gantz warned that “the price for tackling the Iranian challenge on a global or regional level is higher than it was a year ago and lower than it will be in a year.” The Israeli defense minister said Iran was just a “few weeks” away from amassing sufficient fissile material to build a bomb and was finishing the production and installation of 1,000 advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium. source

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After Russia Opens Fire on Israel in Syria, Rabbis Consider Possible “Gog-Magog Scenario”

Media reports claim that a Russian S-300 anti-air battery opened fire on Friday night [May 15] against IDF warplanes operating over northwestern Syria, marking the first time Russia has actively interfered with an Israeli air attack in Syria. The fact that the maneuver originated in the ‘north’ and was executed by Moscow has rabbis in Israel noticing several parallels to the War of Gog and Magog as prophesied in the Book of Ezekiel. source

Brothers and sisters in Christ – this is BIG news coming out of the Middle East.

The Ezekiel 38/39 war keeps coming into my mind. And with the news just a couple of days ago about Russia’s close nefarious encounter with Israeli aircraft, the pieces of this puzzle are rapidly falling into place.

PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!

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Source: All Eyes on Israel and Iran :: By Geri Ungurean