These killings will have a lasting impact on Nashville, in particular the Christian community here. I urge that believers everywhere continue to uphold the families of the victims and Covenant in prayer.
This is the first time in my life that I have seen martyrdom up close. The assailant killed these children and adults because of their Christian witness and the witness of Covenant. As Tertullian said long ago, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” These children and adults were not mere victims. They were martyrs. They were brave beyond belief and at death were immediately ushered into the presence of the God.
This horrible event deserves a campaign like the ones we often see. A name, a place, a flag, accompanied with the slogan “I stand with …”
From Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening:(Biblesoft, PC Study Bible)
For me the morning reading was tough! I long for the day’s when I was red hot for the Lord when I first began. Seems I’ve been in the desert for years for how many I know not.
I think it started in 08. The process of loosing every thing, my home, savings, investments, having to retire early because of health issues.
Thankfully I have a home, am able to pay my bills though that’s all I can do, after that I’m broke, my wife buys food. That’s it, that’s all there is. My body is falling apart, I’m in pain most days, all day.
Seems I’m just waiting to go home.
I pray and talk to Him daily and don’t seem to hear from Him at least the way I used too. Still I know I’m protected by Him.
I know I am protected by the Lord and His grace, still it seems I’m stuck, can’t get ahead no mater what I try.
When I realize where I am I pray for His mercy every day and ask for help.
I know not what’s wrong but I know,
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died — more than that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” NIV
The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly in that we were not only sought, but sought out. Men seek for a thing which is lost upon the floor of the house, but in such a case there is only seeking, not seeking out. The loss is more perplexing and the search more persevering when a thing is sought out. We were mingled with the mire: we were as when some precious piece of gold falls into the sewer, and men gather out and carefully inspect a mass of abominable filth, and continue to stir and rake, and search among the heap until the treasure is found. Or, to use another figure, we were lost in a labyrinth; we wandered hither and thither, and when mercy came after us with the gospel, it did not find us at the first coming, it had to search for us and seek us out; for we as lost sheep were so desperately lost, and had wandered into such a strange country, that it did not seem possible that even the Good Shepherd should track our devious roamings. Glory be to unconquerable grace, we were sought out! No gloom could hide us, no filthiness could conceal us, we were found and brought home. Glory be to infinite love, God the Holy Spirit restored us!
From Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening:(Biblesoft, PC Study Bible)
February 26 AM
“Salvation is of the Lord.” — Jonah 2:9
Salvation is the work of God. It is He alone who quickens the soul “dead in trespasses and sins,” and it is He also who maintains the soul in its spiritual life. He is both “Alpha and Omega.” “Salvation is of the Lord.” If I am prayerful, God makes me prayerful; if I have graces, they are God’s gifts to me; if I hold on in a consistent life, it is because He upholds me with His hand. I do nothing whatever towards my own preservation, except what God Himself first does in me. Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone. Wherein I sin, that is my own; but wherein I act rightly, that is of God, wholly and completely. If I have repulsed a spiritual enemy, the Lord’s strength nerved my arm. Do I live before men a consecrated life? It is not I, but Christ who liveth in me. Am I sanctified? I did not cleanse myself: God’s Holy Spirit sanctifies me. Am I weaned from the world? I am weaned by God’s chastisements sanctified to my good. Do I grow in knowledge? The great Instructor teaches me. All my jewels were fashioned by heavenly art. I find in God all that I want; but I find in myself nothing but sin and misery. “He only is my rock and my salvation.” Do I feed on the Word? That Word would be no food for me unless the Lord made it food for my soul, and helped me to feed upon it. Do I live on the manna which comes down from heaven? What is that manna but Jesus Christ himself incarnate, whose body and whose blood I eat and drink? Am I continually receiving fresh increase of strength? Where do I gather my might? My help cometh from heaven’s hills: without Jesus I can do nothing. As a branch cannot bring forth fruit except it abide in the vine, no more can I, except I abide in Him. What Jonah learned in the great deep, let me learn this morning in my closet: “Salvation is of the Lord.”
I was thinking the other day, what the heck happened to the dem’s? Then I remembered how it started. It actually started long before this but that will be shared in a later post I’m working on. but for now, just a short thought.
In September we will come up on the 7 year anniversary of the 2012 Democrat Convention in Charlotte SC. Remember it? It’s where the Democrats denied God three times and tried to distance it’s self from Israel.
If it weren’t for the heads of the party and Obama himself stepping in they would have changed their party platform to remove God from it and distance itself from our Allie Israel by denying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte today booed, jeered and shook their fists when the chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, declared that an amendment to the party’s platform that restored a mention of God had been adopted.
Sometime on Wednesday morning, panic set in when the head honchos of Team Obama, who I would argue can’t stand Israel or the God-language either, but who understand sales, marketing and branding; realized what had happened and rushed to rectify the move made by delegates. That moment of intense stomach distress might possibly have coincided with the moment when distinguished Harvard Law Professor (aka “the Democrats’ brain”) Alan Dershowitz berated the Democratic Party for becoming the first major political party in the history of the U.S. to abandon Israel. Now panic really set in. The media reported that Obama himself made desperate calls to change the platform. He must have realized that without God added back to the platform, his campaign for re-election was dead-before he even stepped on the stage for his acceptance speech Thursday.
The changes came after Republicans spent the morning criticizing Democrats for removing Jerusalem and God from their platform, which was adopted during the start of the convention on Tuesday. The Republican platform mentions God 12 times.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that taking the word “God” out of the Democratic platform proved that the party is “veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don’t recognize.”
A source informed on the deliberations told The Huffington Post that President Obama personally intervened to strengthen the language. Speaking with HuffPost, a senior Obama administration official also confirmed the president’s involvement.
But when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, came to the podium to ask for the approval of the delegates, those who shouted opposition to the language change were as loud, if not louder, than those who voiced their support.
Encase there is any doubt about their feelings on the issue on this 7th anniversary , yesterday “Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes ‘religious liberty’ in new resolution.”
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of “religiously unaffiliated” Americans as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy. The group celebrated the DNC’s move as the first time a major party “embraced American nonbelievers.” “Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” said the resolution, which adds they should advocate for “rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values.”
What comes to my mind is, Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. What comes to my mind is, Galatians 6:7Romans 1:24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Romans 1:24
Think about it. Isn’t it true looking at the Democrat party now? Abortion and all the other crazy things they want for America. For those of you that are into numerology, This being the 7th anniversary, 7 being the number of completion, could this be the end of the party?
Well, that’s my two cents. God bless America and you.
I’m amazed this YouTube video doesn’t have any likes Published on Jan 4, 2018 not one like. I liked it but doesn’t show up. I wonder is it because the publisher has some kind of setting in place or is it being censored by YouTube? Dr. Alveda King, Roe v. Wade the Movie
Heres the website for funding, donations and info.
“ROE V. WADE is the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 Million Americans.
Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story. Roe v. Wade stars JON VOIGHT, STEPHEN BALDWIN & STACEY DASH.” ROE V. WADE the Movie
Here is a more in-depth description and funding page on Indiegogo
“Actor and producer Nick Loeb is joining with pro-life leaders in the production of Roe v. Wade, described as “the first movie ever about the true story” of the controversial Supreme Court case that created a right to abortion though no such right ever existed in the Constitution.
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“Planned Parenthood is a major theme throughout our film,” he said. “The movie opens up with the founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger giving a speech at a KKK rally, talking about how we should reduce the black population in America.”Facebook Blocks Crowdfunding Site for ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie
“The plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, which struck down pro-life laws and made abortion legal in every state, was Norma McCorvey. Though initially the icon for abortion advocates, she became pro-life in 1995. McCorvey remained active in the pro-life movement until her death on February 8, 2017.”The story of how ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade became pro-life
“Terry said he was inspired to make the film when he realized how few people knew about McCorvey’s life. “When I went to her funeral,” he said, “I had a cameraman with me, and I was shocked at how few people were there.”
He was also bothered by false narratives of McCorvey’s life found in the secular media.
DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – A film honoring a late pro-life icon is now available for online viewing. A Cold Day In Hell tells the life of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion and has led to the deaths of 60 million unborn children and counting.
“The media seems to be doing an effective job of rightfully condemning many people who have an association with the Ku Klux Klan — but one exception to this seems to be Planned Parenthood’s “beloved” founder, Margaret Sanger.
Margaret Sanger is usually described as a “birth control pioneer” who founded Planned Parenthood, but she also met with members of the Klan, advocated eugenics, and supported the use of sterilization to rid the planet of the “unfit.”
You might find the following articles interesting.
“Abortion advocates often claim as a defense of abortion that no one can really, truly define the moment life begins. Without knowing that, they say, there’s no real argument against abortion. Consider, for example, Melissa Harris-Perry’s insistence that life begins “whenever you feel like it does.” Obama famously said that the question of when life begins was above his pay grade. While the science of embryology has long since been settled, it’s still not good enough for abortion activists.
“April 26, 2018 – Whenever I see a media figure passionately defend the pro-life position, I always get curious. It’s not surprising that there are pro-life people in the media, of course, especially on the right side of the spectrum.
But when someone chooses to dedicate his time and energy in the media sphere to exposing the truth about abortion, revealing the lies of abortion activists, and advocating for the rights of pro-lifers to bring the truth to the public square week after week, I want to know what drives that passion.”Two very personal reasons Tucker Carlson hates abortion
Liberalism is a mental disorder and effects anything it comes in contact with.
“Spokesman John McGuirk of the Save the 8th group — which refers to the Eighth Amendment in the constitution that bans abortions — told Irish television Saturday that many Irish citizens will not recognize the country they are waking up in.
The official vote tally for Friday’s vote has not been finished but exit polls predict a massive victory for repealing the constitutional ban.
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