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Yom Kippur-Oct 4

30 Sep

Christians have ignored Rosh Hosanna and Yom Kippur because they refer to the end times. Many Christians assume that believers will be caught up to be with Christ when the trumpet sounds and only unbelievers will go through the Tribulation. However, believers must be ready as Jesus states in the parable of the virgins and the marriage feast, and they must be serving Him as Jesus states in the parable of the sheep and the goats, or they will not rise with Christ and will have to face the Tribulation. Therefore, we must be ready every day for we do not know when our time on earth will end. Many will die before Christ comes back and their fate will be sealed forever. In addition, non-Christians will face the Tribulation if we don’t reach them for Christ. Therefore, it is very important for Christians to continue to be reminded of the Second Coming. (see “Before Your Eyes” in “Understanding the Path We Walk” for further explanation)

 

Politics-AB-O

30 Sep

President Biden has directed the federal bureaucracy to enable government employees to get around the State laws in States banning abortions by assisting them to travel to States that allow abortions. He is also pressuring State Medicaid providers to cover out of State abortions. That is a  open affront to the States. Medicaid is a State funded medical plan for welfare recipients in the State. Since it is State-funded, it is for the residents of that State. By pressuring them to cover abortions for non-residents, it is violating the laws governing the program. State residents should not have to pay for elective medical procedures for people from out of State and the federal government should not be telling the States how to run their programs. His intent is to enable residents of States that do not allow abortions to travel to States that allow abortions and still get their abortions paid for, so Planned Parenthood doesn’t lose money. If Planned Parenthood loses money, they will have less money to contribute to political campaigns for liberal politicians.

 

Politics-AB-N

30 Sep

President Biden does not seem to care about laws or the American people. He cares only about getting his way and continuing the flow of money his party gets from Planned Parenthood. A number of States have banned abortions but President Biden wants to get around those laws by having the Veteran’s Hospitals do abortions in States where it is illegal. First, federal law prohibits Veteran’s Hospitals from doing abortions. Second, to use his power as President to undermine State laws and overturn the will of the people is an abuse of power. Since Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars from the government in the form of Medicaid, and passes millions of those dollars on to the Democratic party in campaign funds, it is also a conflict of interest. Finally, there is nothing in the Constitution or the laws of the United States that exempts federal employees from obeying the laws of the States where they live and/or work. They would be violating State law by performing the abortions. As President, he seems to think that he can do whatever he wants and not be accountable to anyone and that is very dangerous. As President, he is not above  the law, and he doesn’t have the authority to order people to disobey the law. We need people in Congress who will hold  him accountable for his actions.

 

 

Violence and social strife-2-W

28 Sep

While the president and liberal members of Congress continually accuse conservatives of trying to overthrow the government, they continue to call for violence against conservatives to threaten and intimidate them into silence. Monday, a teenage boy who was killed because his killer said “he thought the boy was a Republican extremist” was laid to rest. Since the killer freely admits he killed the boy because of his political views, it clearly falls under the “hate crime” bill requiring FBI investigation. His killer is now out on bond without supervision or house arrest after posting a mere $50,000 bail. Contrast that to the case of Mark Houck, a father of seven children who was peacefully praying in front of an abortion clinic with his twelve year old son when his son was ridiculed and verbally assaulted by a clinic worker. The father repeatedly told the worker to stop. Finally, he shoved the worker away. The worker filed charges against him for assault and battery. The District Court of Philadelphia threw the case out of court last month. However, last Friday, 25 FBI agents broke down his door and arrested him in front of his wife and children on charges under the federal Freedom of Clinic Access law and he could face up to 11 years in prison for defending life and his family. This administration is out of control and using the FBI to threaten and silence conservatives while turning a blind eye to violence by liberal terrorists who are responding to calls by the administration to threaten and attack their opponents by vandalizing and firebombing churches and pro-life women’s health clinics. The FBI needs to be investigated for its actions against conservatives and its inaction against liberals and those responsible need to be prosecuted. In addition, those people in government who are calling on their followers to attack their opponents need to be prosecuted. Liberals in Congress prosecuted President Trump for inciting to riot when videos show he urged his followers to stay calm and go home. It is only right that they should be prosecuted when they  openly call for violence against conservatives on public television. In addition, those who are vandalizing, and fire-bombing churches and pro-life clinics need to be arrested and prosecuted. However, it won’t be done by the current administration which pours millions of dollars of taxpayer money into Planned Parenthood and receives millions of dollars of that money back for their political campaigns. We need to elect Congressmen in November who will restore justice to our country.

 

Fifth Sunday of Kingdomtide-Oct 2

28 Sep

Value of Life -As Christians, we recognize that every person is created by God for a purpose and only God has the right to say when that life ends. While liberals say that that they care about the girl who is pregnant and want to help her, they simply want to get rid of the baby, so it won’t be a problem for society. They say that the girl has a right to take the life of her baby if it will inconvenience her, but once you state that, you open the door to allow other people to claim the right to kill someone who inconveniences them, whether it is an aging parent, a terminally ill family member, or simply someone that gets in their way on the freeway.  In addition, every life is created with a purpose, and we should not allow any life to be wasted. God wants us to have life and that more abundantly so we should seek to help everyone to reach their full potential by helping them find God’s purpose for them and helping them achieve it.

 

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26 Sep

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Violence and Social strife-3-D

22 Sep

While liberals continue to claim conservatives are trying to overthrow the government, they are the ones who continue to exhibit violence against those trying to preserve American values.  While the media splashes school violence all over the media, they are only isolated incidences, yet there is a systematic and deliberate attempt to threaten and intimidate conservatives which is not even mentioned by the media. There have been daily vandalisms and fire bombings of churches  and pro-life centers. Some involved shootings where several people were injured or killed. If those had been conservatives picketing in front of abortion centers, or even schools, it would be all over the media. In addition, conservative Supreme Court justices have been threatened and their families have been threatened for voting to overturn Roe vs Wade. The only mention of it was accusations that conservative groups were behind it. Why would conservative groups want to threaten justices that support the overturning of Roe vs Wade?  That doesn’t make sense to any thinking person. Of course, they don’t believe that people should think for themselves. They feel that most people are incapable of deciding what is best for themselves, so they feel they should make the decisions for you for your own good. That is why President Biden makes executive orders to support things opposed by most Americans, when he feels Congress can’t get things passed soon enough, just as President Obama did. That is also why liberals pass all kinds of laws that the majority of Americans oppose. If you oppose them, they feel justified in threatening and intimidating you into submitting, whether by using the courts and Congressional committees to harass you with frivolous lawsuits or terrorizing you through vandalism and violent attacks. It is time to elect people who will listen to the American people and govern accordingly and will appoint judges that will rule justly to punish the guilty and not the innocent.

 

personal notes

22 Sep

Ezekial 33:1-9 states that if a watchman sees the enemy coming and sounds the alarm, but the people do not heed it, they shall die in their sin and their blood shall be on their heads because they did not heed the warning. However, if the watchman sees the enemy coming but does not sound the alarm, then the people will die in their sin, but God will require their blood at the watchman’s hand. There are those today who seek to call evil good and call good evil. They seek to proclaim their evil openly and threaten and seek to silence those who try to expose them. If the pastors who are called to warn their people of danger are silent, their people will perish but God will require their blood at the pastor’s hand. This is a time when the watchmen cannot afford to be silent. Too much is at stake. There is soon coming a time in America when pastors may risk their lives proclaiming the truth, unless the they speak out while they still can. Some say that it will never happen here, but that is what they thought in Russia, China, Germany, and Cuba. That is the normal today in many places like Africa, India, and Pakistan, as well as Egypt, Iran, and Afghanistan. However, pastors can not do it alone. Every Christian who knows the truth must speak up as well. Not just when they vote, but in their everyday conversations.

 

Rosh Hosanna Sept-25-27, 2022

22 Sep

Rosh Hosanna signals the beginning of the celebration of the Fall harvest which is the final harvest of the year. After the first day when good people are rewarded. The rest have ten days to repent. This parallels Revelation where the trumpet sounds, Jesus returns and collects His chosen people, and then begins the tribulation where the rest will have one final chance to repent before the close of the final harvest of the elect. This celebration has not been fulfilled but whenever it is, it will probably occur on Rosh Hosanna. Never-the-less, we need to be ready every day because we never know when we will pass out of this world into the next and seal our fate for eternity. (For more on the holidays, see “Before Your Eyes” in “Understanding the Path We Walk”) and Udemy course Celebrations- Promo https://youtu.be/KuLA6uQTqhg

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Fourth Sunday of Kingdomtide-Sept 25

22 Sep

God’s Values vs Man’s values

Man looks at things from his own perspective, while God sees the whole picture. Man’s values are those that appear to benefit him and fail to realize the fact that what benefits others will ultimately benefit him. Without God, we are centered on getting things for us. If there are four people and one pie, man sees the benefit of getting the whole pie, but everyone can’t have the whole pie. There will be a struggle and only the strongest will get the pie. They all will only benefit if they divide the pie. God laid down His values in the Ten Commandments and throughout the Bible, to provide for the benefit of everyone, but they seem foolish to man. Why should we give in order to receive when all we have to do is take it. If we give, the other person may not give back, but if we take it, someone else will want to take it from us. We will only find peace and happiness as we understand the love of God and see things from His perspective. In the weeks ahead, I will be examining the various values and how God and man see them differently.