Sunday, August 28, 2016

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

Photo: Truthinmedia
It's rather amazing what even the left, the honest Socialists anyway, have dug up on Queen Hillary.   Damning evidence of who actually owns Clinton...

Sunday Reflection: The Basics of Grace

ThinkingonScripture

The Greek word χάρις charis appears 155 times in the New Testament[1] and most often refers to the undeserved favor or kindness that one person shows to another. 

The favor or kindness can be from God to undeserving persons, or it can be from one person to another.  Grace derives from the bounty and open-handedness of the giver, can be very costly to the donor, but is always free to the beneficiary.  Here are four uses of Grace in the New Testament:

    Grace (χάρις charis) can refer to “a winning quality or attractiveness that invites a favorable reaction, graciousness, attractiveness, charm.”[2] Grace is here presented as that quality about a thing or person that makes it beautiful or attractive to others (see Luke 4:22; Eph. 4:29; Col. 4:6).

    And all were speaking well of Him [Jesus], and wondering at the gracious [χάρις charis] words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” (Luke 4:22)

    Let your speech always be with grace [χάρις charis], as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. (Col. 4:6).

    Grace (χάρις charis) also refers to “a beneficent disposition toward someone, favor, grace, gracious care/help, goodwill.”[3] A gracious benefactor freely confers a blessing upon another.  The kindness here finds its source in the abundance and free-heartedness of the giver.  A gracious disposition leads to gracious acts (Luke1:30; 6:32-36; Rom. 3:24; 5:15; Eph. 2:5-8).

    “If you love those who love you, what credit [χάρις charis] is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit [χάρις charis] is that to you? For even sinners do the same. “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit [χάρις charis] is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:32-36)

    Grace (χάρις charis) also refers to the “exceptional effect produced by generosity.”[4] Grace here is the divine enablement God gives to people that they might do His will.  (Rom. 15:5; 15:15; 1 Cor. 3:10; 2 Cor. 12:9).

    And He has said to me, “My grace [χάρις charis] is sufficient for you [to bear this difficulty], for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Cor. 12:9)

    Grace (χάρις charis) was also used as a “response to generosity or beneficence, thanks, gratitude.”[5] Grace means giving thanks (1 Cor. 15:57; 2 Tim. 1:3; Heb. 12:28).

    But thanks [χάρις charis] be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:57)

Facts about grace:

    Because Christ voluntarily went to the cross and paid the penalty for our sin (1 Cor. 15:3-4), God freely bestows on us all the wonderful blessings associated with salvation (Eph. 1:3; 2:8-9). Grace is sometimes referred to as God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.[6]
    Grace must be learned. The Christian does not automatically think in terms of grace and must learn it through the regular study of God’s word.  The ignorant believer—being devoid of God’s word—gravitates either toward legalism or asceticism.  Either activity stems from pride.  God is “opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Pet. 5:5).
    Grace eliminates pride (Rom. 3:27). Some people have great difficulty accepting God’s kindness toward them, or even the kindness shown by others.  Pride dissipates when one learns to accept the gracious acts of others.
    Grace is given to the undeserving (e.g. Barabbas; Matt. 27:15-26; cf. Rom. 5:6-8). We bring to God our helplessness (Rom. 5:6), sin (Rom. 5:8), and death (Eph. 2:5), and in return He gives us forgiveness (Col. 1:13-14), righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:9), and eternal life (John 10:28).  Faith is non-meritorious and the only way to receive God’s grace (Rom. 3:28; Eph. 2:8-9).
    It is by grace that we are able to draw near to the throne of God (Heb. 4:16) and never by works (Dan. 9:18-19). The person who rejects the gospel rejects the “Spirit of grace” (Heb. 10:29).
    Grace is not a license to sin (Rom. 6:1-2); rather, the grace of God instructs us “to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Tit. 2:11-14; cf. Jude 1:4).

Steven R. Cook, M.Div.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Jason A: The Truth May Scare You: 2016-2017 (HAPPENING WORLDWIDE!)


"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."

-Revelation 13: 1-11


Jason A.

Friday, August 26, 2016

God the king Maker

ThinkingOnScripture


Stress levels can be high during an election season.

Political parties, and their constituents, tend to be sharply divided. The biased media often manipulates information in order to shape public opinion in favor of a particular political candidate. 


Because of a short attention span, most people prefer sound bites rather than substantive arguments. At times, the whole process can seem unstable and corrupt.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Proof of a Conspiracy – Globalists Speak Openly About Their Deadly Agenda


Mirrored from Infiltrated Nation in June of 2012 
crossroad

Many dismiss those who believe in a global conspiracy as cranks and fools.
          And yet evidence that such a conspiracy exists is fairly easy to establish.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in West Bend, Wisconsin (August 16, 2016) Trump Live Speech

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
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I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff390513.html"

I am not trying to be overly dramatic, or to instill fear when I say that the 2016 Presidential election may very well be the last one in America where a free and democratic people can in and of themselves affect change in this nation and continue the "grand experiment" of a self-governing nation. Or, if I may be so bold as to borrow a classic line from Lincoln: "... that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

There are several reasons that I say this, but let me focus on one that I haven't heard mentioned in quite some time, and it's two words: 

Open Borders 

If the jihadists coming across the borders don't blow us all up with a hundred dirty bombs, and if the economy doesn't collapse under the weight of government programs to pay every Abdullah, Muhammad and Juanita to come live over here for free as Hillary completes Obama's work to make us a third world nation, then the sheer number of NEW AMNESTY DEMOCRATS will sink the Republic.  There won't be another conservative elected to high office, and very few to any office ever again.  That is their plan, and all they need is to get through this last election.  They know it, the media knows it and they can already taste the victory. How many millions will be granted citizenship in 4 years? 5 million? 10 million?

I thought Trump's speech this evening was on point, maybe his best so far.  He definitely understands that the deck is stacked against him, and that the stakes for American's couldn't be higher, he said as much. 

Media Silent As Persecution Of Christians Escalates

PNW

Reports from mission organizations around the world tell us that millions of Christians are being persecuted for their faith, with more than 7,000 having been murdered just within the last year. However, few in the West are hearing about it as the media ignores the growing threat that Christians face. 
A recent survey mapped out the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. This year's list, recorded using a points system, reveals persecution of Christians is actually on the rise. 

Highlights were as follows: 

- North Korea has been named the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian for the 14th year running.

- Iraq has replaced Somalia as the second most dangerous place to be a Christian. 

- Eritrea, now nicknamed the 'North Korea of Africa' due to high levels of dictatorial paranoia, follows at number three.

- Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan, in that order, comprise the next three most difficult places for Christians.

- Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Libya make up the final four of the top ten countries in that order.

- From the rest of the countries, the lowest ranking country in 2013, Niger, had 35 points. This year's lowest ranking country, Oman, had 53 points, still an increase of more than 50 percent.

- India, the second most populous country in the world, has seen persecution levels rise dramatically for the third straight year, rising to number 17 from a ranking of 31 in 2013.

Lisa Pearce, CEO of Open Doors UK & Ireland, said: "This is a cause of great concern. Many countries have dropped down the list, not because persecution there is decreasing, but simply because others are getting worse faster."

Pearce added with a mixture of concern and hope: "The persecution of Christians is getting worse, in every region in which we work - and it's getting worse fast. In many parts of the world, despite the pressure and the often terrible cost, the church continues to grow. There is always hope, and yet we are in unmarked territory - the pace and scale of persecution of Christians is unprecedented and growing fast."

Indications are that, by geographical spread, most of these deaths and persecutions are carried out by Muslims. Christian charity Open Doors, (separately described a humanitarian relief organization that specializes in helping Christians who are persecuted worldwide), compiled the list. 

The organization said extreme Islamic fundamentalism is rising most sharply in sub-Saharan Africa, where more people are killed for their Christian faith than anywhere else in the world.
From an individual country perspective, North Korea is by far the biggest culprit and antagonist against the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christians. Mansfield noted that in North Korea it is estimated 70,000 Christians are currently in prison or labor camps because of their faith- which is illegal under Kim Jong-un's regime. Christians are forced to worship in secret and risk torture and death to do so. 

Iraq has been named the second most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian where the church is on the brink of being wiped out. Christians have been increasingly persecuted by Islamic extremists. 

The Christian population or Iraq has been decimated from two million in 2003 to less than 200,000 today. Thousands were forced from their homes when Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists captured large swathes of territory. Christians in Iraq face abduction, sexual abuse and death threats at the hands of the extremists. 

In Syria, Christians have been targeted by crazed jihadis as well as being caught up in the ongoing civil war. With an estimated 772,000 Christians, it is forbidden to be a Christian in ISIS- controlled areas. In areas outside of ISIS control, it is illegal for people to convert from Islam. Christian villages have been attacked by ISIS terrorists and it is estimated 3,000 Christians were forced to leave their homes in February 2015 alone and hostages were executed. 

In recognition of the scale and ferocity of these persecutions, a petition with more than 400,000 signatures has been submitted to the UN calling for the Security Council to formally declare the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria as genocide. 

In a separate report by Hollie McKay published in FoxNews.com, only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city's population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation.

An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an "infidel" tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they are also in danger of dying from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia, and the U.S.-led Western coalition.

"We are trying to help them escape or stay safe, in hiding," said Ayman Abdel Nour, executive director of Syrian Christians for Peace. "Their life is horrible. The people of Raqqa are being forced to live like it was 1,400 years ago."

The Rev. Ibrahim Nseir, pastor of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo, told FoxNews.com from the conflict-torn city:  "We are facing terrorist action in the whole geography of Syria...They are destroying our churches, killing and kidnapping Christians, stealing our homes and our businesses."

In Eritrea, believers have been imprisoned in metal shipping containers in scorching temperatures and forced to work long hours of manual labor. 

In Afghanistan, it is believed there are just a few thousand Christians, as those converting from Islam risk arrest. Buildings used as underground churches have been attacked and ex-pat Christians have been killed. 

Based on these reports, it would seem that Christians within the West are much safer. Not quite - as a recent reminder by Chris Tomlinson for breitbart.com would indicate. Tomlinson's report makes reference to a new study showing that potentially thousands of Christians have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants.

Markus Rode, a member of Open Doors said that the study is only "the tip of the iceberg" and called for more action to address the problem, Frankfurter Allgemeine reported. Volker Baumann of Action for Persecuted Christians (AVC) claimed that up to 40,000 Christians are being persecuted for their faith in Germany according to the group's research.

Baumann joined Rode and several others who represent Christian charities at a press conference where they recommended that the German government house Christians in separate homes, increase the number of non-Muslim security guards, and reach out to Christian migrants who may not report incidents of abuse for fear of reprisal from Muslims in their asylum homes.

It's not just in Germany either. According to Breitbart London reports, Christian refugees now in European asylum homes are finding more and more that they are in as much danger from radical Muslims in Europe as they were in their home countries. Most attacks include verbal insults, physical assaults and death threats against themselves and family members. 

The perpetrators of most of the attacks were fellow migrants who look down on converts and believe them to be apostates. More interesting was the prevalence of Muslim security guards who participated in the attacks. 

Almost half of those surveyed said they had received abuse from security guards and in the German capital of Berlin the figure rose to two-thirds. Many of the security guards hired to keep order and protect migrants regularly come from migrant backgrounds themselves and even more often have no qualifications.

In Berlin, Christian refugees were threatened after they refused to take part in Islamic prayers with Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan.  About 80% of refugees surveyed say there's a need for separate accommodation for Christians and Muslims. Others say seminars should be held for all refugees on German law, rights and the freedom of religion.

Such arguments, of course, are purely academic where the invaders do not recognize the rule of law, refuse to assimilate into the culture, and there is no enforcement of the law by the host country. 

Perhaps there has never been a greater time or need for support of Christians under persecution throughout the world. The prayers, giving and encouragement from Christian organizations and individuals towards alleviating the sufferings of their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ remains critical. 

The forces of Satan and darkness are hard at work to steal, kill and destroy in these last days with the prime target being true believers in Jesus Christ.

However, the words of Jesus still ring true today, more than ever before regarding His church: "...the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it". (Matthew 16:18b).

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS


Donald Trump was right; Obama and his administration including Clinton are culpable regarding the growth of ISIS.  And of course, the media is completely aware of this.  But the media is nothing short of an arm to the Democratic Party and the vast majority won't report the truth. -W.E.  

Satanists Release CREEPY Video of Plan for 2016


"They are going after the children"  

"The corruption of the innocents" 

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax [increase] cold." 
- Matthew 24:12

Round SaturnsEye

AN AMERICAN SOLDER DIED TODAY

Connelly

This could be written on any day. 

This Has Been The Worst 12 Months For Floods In U.S. History

MichaelSnyder

Since last October, the United States has been hit by “historic flood” after “historic flood”, and this latest flooding down in Louisiana that is making headlines all over the world has been caused by a “500 year storm“. 

House Oversight Committee Releases Video of Hillary Lying to Congress



18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally

 Whoever—
(1)
having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true; or

(2)
in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true;

is guilty of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. This section is applicable whether the statement or subscription is made within or without the United States.
U.S. CodeTitle 18Part IChapter 79 › § 1621


1000's Without Power/St. Louis/1-10 Washed Away/LA.

BPEarthwatch

1-10 Destroyed in Louisiana, Over 30" of Rain have fallen as the gulf storm moves northeast.

Something We Have Never Seen is Happening Worldwide! (Jason A. -2016-'17)


"All these are the beginning of sorrows." - Matthew 24:8

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Hlillary Clinton & Clinton Foundation

Wake Up America

The Clinton Crime Family: Lie, steal, repeat. 

Sunday Morning Worship - "Give Me Jesus"



I originally posted this back in 2013. It is sacred music that can be heard over and over. A definite classic. 
-W.E. 
 
 "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ." -Philippians 3:8