The Church in Busuafise Part I
Christ Fellowship, a small church in a remote area outside of Accra, Ghana, began meeting in the year 2000 in a very small space built with two feet tall mud walls, roughly cut trees, a thatched roof, and a tightly ramped dirt floor. Here, less than a dozen poverty-stricken village folks, enslaved by paganism and stripped of all hope, started worshipping God, after receiving Christ. To get there, one must follow a narrow footpath of a road. These are the people of the bush that the large churches turn their backs on because it is too difficult and dangerous. But not The Daily Jot and our ministry partner William Agbeti. This is a story of a small part of our work in Ghana—a story of courage, perseverance and the Holy Spirit.
William writes: “The Spirit of God began moving to attract evangelists to help spread the salvation message to individuals, families, households and other villages far and near, for the redemption of souls from fetish priests and shrines. This divine move also attracted opposing forces, notably Muslims, who began various "onslaughts" into the territory, offering loans, material things and invites to conversions to village folks; whilst targeting the nerve center of the local church. Some of the Islamic skirmishes included attacks on the village by notorious land guards who have been attempting to forcefully drive the villagers out of their own land to apparently kill the church and take over the land. Eventually they succeeded in winning a couple of members in the church to start a mosque a stone-throw away and to lay claim to tracts of land around.
“Even though Islam might have existed nearby, the widespread success of the small church led to the rise and much bigger physical presence of Islam in the area, with the construction of another mosque elsewhere. These tactics are now daily occurrences, with Muslims riding motor bikes loaded high with personal items, coming into the village to sell items and enslave village folks through offers of credited material needs. Not satisfied with these moves, Muslims have bought large tracts of land surrounding the village to start real estate projects. As is well known, perhaps non-Muslims may not be allowed in such enclaves. It has always been an Islamic modus operandi to control people through the control of land.”
I know this church first hand. I have ministered there and encouraged the people to keep going. In 2012, for example, while preaching there, aggressive Muslims kept buzzing me on their motorcycles. While we didn’t feel our lives were threatened, it was a threat. William’s Redeemer Ministries and The Daily Jot have continued to stand with this church. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies are all part of what we do in this village. But the Muslim threat is constant and growing. Busuafise Christ Fellowship is an Ezekiel 22:30 church: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” The Busuafise church is courageously standing in the gap that faces the gates of Islam’s hell. But there is more to come…Tomorrow Part II.
Sexual assault, domestic violence, and Politics
Domestic violence and sexual assault are an ill in all societies. In America, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds; 1 in every 3 women is physically abused by her partner during her lifetime. Every year, 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence; nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls say a boyfriend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. More than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day; men are twice as likely to abuse their wives if they witnessed domestic violence as children. This is serious and devastating to victims and survivors. Mix in politics and its even more devastating.
The politics of the situation come in at least two forms. One form is to address a change in behavior. No woman should be faced with domestic violence or sexual assault, ever. Information, education, and action is necessary to put a stop to it. It’s one of those taboo topics of society because it is so personal and involves so many emotions. Law enforcement officers, for example, are often at high risk when answering domestic violence calls because both parties can quickly turn on the officer trying to intervene. Sexual assault is yet another area that becomes so personal and so psychological that people in society rarely want to confront the issue, except to ensure that there is no reasonable doubt.
The other politics of domestic violence and sexual assault is when it is weaponized for political purposes. The accusations, for example, against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seem to be weaponized for political purposes. This man has been vetted before as his career advanced. Waiting until the last minute to offer up a sexual assault accusation seems to be taken out of the Democratic Party playbook against Supreme Court nominees. Recall Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas? In Kavanaugh’s case, this single incident has been hidden for over 30 years and comes to light by someone who is an activist for leftist causes, at the 11thhour before the Supreme Court would be tipped toward a conservative balance.
Notwithstanding the blatant politics being played here, it is best that both Kavanaugh and the accuser come before the public to answer questions regarding the alleged incident. This political circus is all part of the vetting process and will reveal both intent and agenda. Being that the accuser is refusing to testify until an FBI investigation rings hollow as just a delay tactic—the FBI really has no jurisdiction because no federal law is broken. Whether this is purely political or if there is substance to the allegations, scurrilous people are using it as a political weapon at the expense of many. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” America is seeing this firsthand in the politics of domestic violence and sexual assault where nobody wins in the long run.
Of Hate and Violence
Leftist resistance leader Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was honored Friday night by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) with their National Leadership Award. The platform gave Waters yet another opportunity to call for violence against President Donald Trump. She said in accepting the award, “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one.’” The leftists are those who are constantly before the media expressing their fears that Trump supporters, which they generally believe to be Nazis, will commit violence against them for their beliefs. Yet the opposite is true.
Waters and others have consistently used their speech to incite violence against supporters of the President. Waters has called for the harassment of Trump supporters and Administration officials at gas stations, restaurants and even at their homes. This type of rhetoric has been a hallmark of the so-called “resistance movement” since before Trump took office. Antifa and other leftist radical groups have committed violence against Trump supporters. Celebrities have called for the assassination of Trump. Trump supporters have been labeled racists, bigots, homophobes, Islamophobes, misogynists, xenophobes and just about every other hateful descriptor.
Democratic Presidential hopeful, and former Vice President, Joe Biden told the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a radical gay rights organization, that Trump supporters were “virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.” Remember in September 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it.…Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.” These types of remarks are doing exactly what they are designed to do—cause violence, by the followers of those who are raising the fear of violence against themselves.
Breitbart News’ John Nolte has documented 567 acts of violence and threats of violence against perceived Trump supporters since September 2015. Many of them called for the assassination of Trump and/or his supporters, others included vandalized property, physical assaults, bomb threats, pepper spray, handgun assaults, threats of mass shootings and more. Yet these are the people expressing fear that Trump supporters are violent, dregs of society. If there were acts like these against liberals, believe me, you would hear about it repeatedly. Like in so many cases, the narrative is untrue. As Peter warned in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.” Let us stand and speak boldly the truth against this vitriol. Your adversary, the devil is behind it.
A rapture ready nation
Psalm 33:10-12 says, “God brings nothing to the plans of nations, he foils the plans of the peoples. But the counsel of God stands forever, his heart’s plans are for all generations. How blessed is the nation whose God is God, the people he chose as his heritage!” Recent headlines are showing just how far this world has fallen, and continues to fall away from the precepts of God. A lot of folks say that if the rapture occurred, America would be like Sodom and Gomorrah because all the Christians would be gone. My question is, “What does America look like now?” Point is, the moral high ground has been taken by the immoral, and it happened without any rapture. Oh, it could be worse, but, really, who are we fooling?
What we need in this country is an honest look at why things are as they are and how we can impact them by a return to the ancient paths of our Lord; a revival of understanding of, and relationship with, the one true God, and his son Jesus the Messiah. This revival is not the showy mega church version of revival. It is a revival of the heart--a return to the gospel and the scriptures in their traditional form and meaning. If we became a nation of Christians so passionate in our relationship with God, we would be described like the apostles and disciples in Acts 17:6 “These who have turned the world upside down are come here also.” We would be as Jesus described in the Sermon on the Mount, “salt of the earth.”
I’ve heard many say, “Who cares, we’ll be out of here and with the Lord when we are raptured?” My answer is that we should be better than that. I believe the Lord expects better than that. The Great Commission says that we are to make disciples. Romans 12:1 says that we are to “present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Throughout the scriptures are calls to action for those who believe. We are not supposed to be a royal priesthood sitting around a rapture waiting room, but rather showing “forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
First and foremost, we need to get right with and have a close personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. In that relationship we will be inspired to be more than just members of an exclusive club waiting for the blessed hope. We will be a living testimony to the one true God, and by our example and actions, we will make disciples. These disciples will organically begin to change the nation from its current state to one whose God is truly the one true God. This is far different than sitting in a church pew listening to self-indulgent, extra biblical, out of context concepts disguised as Christianity. Let us be an Acts 5:29 people where we “obey God rather than men,” and in our obedience present a true rapture ready nation whose God is God upon the Lord’s return!
Setting the record straight on Benghazi
On Friday, September 7, the immediate past president gave a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he used misrepresentations and propaganda to try to rewrite the history of his presidency. One of those misrepresentations was his remarks on his actions regarding Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The ex-president ran down a list blaming Republicans and the Republican congress for the ills of the country, among them, he said Republicans, “Embraced wild conspiracy theories, like those surrounding Benghazi, or my birth certificate.” While many believe his birth certificate is still unsettled, Benghazi is not.
Remember Benghazi? The Daily Jot covered Benghazi extensively. As a reminder for you to use in conversations about the incident, here are excerpts from October 11, 2012’s Daily Jot: “The occupant of the Oval Office and all his minions have been caught in the Great Benghazi Lie. It started with a carefully woven story that protesters stormed our Embassy in Libya, killed our Ambassador and three other Americans because they were upset over a film questioning the character of the “Prophet Mohammed.” As the truth now comes out, there was no protest, the area outside the embassy was calm until it was attacked by terrorists… The Administration, including the president, the Secretary of State, the UN Ambassador and others have been lying to us.
“The New York Times has been documenting the statements made by Administration officials since the initial attack. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the day after the attack (9/12): “Some have thought to justify this vicious behavior along with the protests that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney eight days after the attack (9/19): “Based on the information that we had at the time and have to this day, we do not have evidence that it was premeditated.” That very day the director of the National Counterterrorism Center said, “Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.” He suspected al Qaeda.
“14 days after the attack, the president still blamed the embassy killings on the anti-Mohammed video. He told the United Nations: “In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they’re willing to tolerate freedom for others. That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.” He was speaking specifically about the killings in Libya.
“While the president says that the US had nothing to do with the video, he and his administration is complicit in lying to the American public about not only how our Ambassador was killed, but why and by whom--even to the fabrication of minute details of protests getting out of hand. The entire news media wrote what this administration said as fact. Now all Americans are finding out the president’s story was not remotely true. How much more is a lie? When will people be outraged by these dealings? 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Even so, the news media is barely holding anyone accountable. Deception is widespread. Discernment is needed.”
How soon the truth of events reported in the past is forgotten when the media refuses to correct the lies of the present.
The Information War
Both overseas and in America, CNN is in almost every airport. When you want to look something up on the Internet, you “Google” it. If you want to keep in touch with family and friends, you “Facebook” it. If you want to show something to someone you might “Snapchat” or “Pinterest” it. If you want to make a brief statement or comment about something, you “Tweet” it. These and other brands of technology are social or communication platforms that leave the impression that they are open and honest forms of information exchange. We may use them as tools to get our news, communicate with family, even conduct business. But the information provided by these outlets is being proven to be deceptively biased.
Breitbart news has obtained an extraordinary hour-long video of a corporate meeting at Google just after the Trump election. In the video, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai express resolve that they will use the power of the company to undermine the Trump agenda and the populist movement worldwide. Brin says that the election of Trump was “deeply offensive,” and it is “a very stressful time that conflicts with many of our values.” He said that “apparently so many people don’t share many of the values we have..there have always been people that apparently feel that way, but certainly confronting it firsthand, is pretty upsetting.”
Brin compares Trump voters to “extremists,” correlating their economic background with voters who back extremist movements. Senior VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker said of Trump voters: “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred...” CEO Sundar Pichai said Google will develop machine learning and A.I. to combat “misinformation” shared by “low-information voters.” After Breitbart published the story about the video and posted it, a Google spokesperson issued a statement saying, “Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone…to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.”
Do you see the deceptive propaganda in all this? These communist coup-makers disparage the political beliefs and values of conservative Americans, plot ways to use their means to undermine the elected US government and then issue a statement that says they didn't do that. These are representatives of companies that control information. And by controlling information, they control thought. Can you see the significance of Christ’s warning to his disciples in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Deception can be subtle. It can be outright. It can be so unbelievable that you have to suspend your disbelief to believe it. How many have family members or friends who take this progressive/communist drivel as fact, and are angry about it? This is the Information War, being waged on your mind. Don’t buy into it.
The next Civil War in America
The liberal left has been fighting an underground civil war in America against anyone who disagrees with their radical and extremist political ideals. The heartbeat of that civil war is growing stronger and becoming more public with each passing day. No different than Islamic extremists, these socialists, communists and, yes, Democrats, are calling for and condoning violence. It is very similar to Islam in that the apologists keep saying that they are peaceful, yet they will not condemn violence when it occurs. It is a sad state of affairs when politics and religion cannot be discussed with civility among Americans. This is, however, the atmosphere that has boiled to the top of the leftist cauldron of “resistance.”
Examples this week are indicators of just how bold the political intolerance and ideological bigotry of the left have become. In a TMZ interview on Sunday, 94 year old Actress Carole Cook (Dynasty, Cagney & Lacey) was asked what she thought of President Trump. She replied, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” When asked in a follow up if she meant that Trump should be assassinated, she said, “Why not?” On Tuesday, an anonymous Democrat Socialist tweeted that he planned to attend a Trump “Make America Great Again” rally in Washington, DC, tweeting, “I am coming with a gun and I expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies.” The tweet pictured what appeared to be a .45 caliber or 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.
PJ Media reports that lastweek, PJ Media contributor and Fox News guest Denise McAllister sent out a powerful tweet denouncing the abortion movement. The tweet stated: “At the root of [abortion] hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity." Since then, McAllister, a rape survivor, had to take herself and her children into hiding because of death and rape threats against her. When she went public about the threats, pro-abortion Twitter users approved of the threats against her.
On Sunday, Farzad Fazeli of Castro Valley, CA., was arrested after he approached Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters yelling obscenities about Trump, and then threatened to kill Peters with a switchblade he pulled from his pocket. Arson is expected in a fire set to the Republican Party office in Laramie, WY last Thursday. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been calling for people to harass Trump supporters at restaurants, gas stations, and even in their homes. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who survived an assassination attempt in July 2017, Friday said that the left should be held accountable for inciting violence against conservatives. This is the next civil war in America. Proverbs 17:11 says, “An evil man seeks only rebellion.” Let us stand in the gap to resist such evil with prayer and action.
17 Years after 911 and the prophetic path of America
I am sitting in my office 17 years after al Qaeda operatives ran two planes into the World Trade Center towers, one plane into the Pentagon, and another was downed in a Pennsylvania field before it could do more damage. The result, nearly 3,000 American citizens met an untimely and brutal death. And where are we today? We have lost thousands of lives conquering and “giving democracy” to people who hate us; We have spent trillions trying to root out the terrorists; we have had two presidents who have tried to appease Islam, resulting in Islam colonizing America. To this point, the current president is being fought fiercely by the pro-Islamist Marxists as he tries to reverse this trend.
America is not mentioned in the Bible. There is no such word, nor nation. A good portion of the Bible is prophetically aimed at the first coming of the Messiah, his life, death and resurrection for the propitiation of our sins, and his second coming in the “Last Day,” the “latter days,” and “the end.” I have often thought that America was a tremendous blessing, a beacon of the light of the Messiah, an evangelist to the world. Our time as a nation has served God’s purpose. We have been a defender of Israel, a most valuable player in the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19).”
“We the People” are about enter mid term elections. Our choices for Congress are to be made for the future of our nation. We should try to align our voting with the candidate that best fits our Christian values. Keep in mind, anyone who says there is more than one way to heaven rejects the central doctrine of Christianity. Anyone who says “Jesus” is a great example to live by, but denies the deity of Christ, is not a Christian. Notwithstanding, we as a people need to exercise our right to vote. We need to build upon what we accomplished two years ago. Otherwise this nation will backslide farther and faster than in previous times—like the unclean spirit Christ describes in Matthew 12:44 that came out of a man, but went back, “bringing seven other spirits more evil than itself.”
Because of the actions of America’s leaders in the past, the antichrist system of Islam advanced. There is not a more antichrist religion on earth than Islam. Islamic nations are the only ones specifically mentioned in the Bible as coming against Israel and God in the end times. Islam has cost Americans their freedom, their sons and daughters, and we continues to fight a decades long war of attrition, the casualties mounting economically, emotionally and spiritually. At the same time, many elected representatives continue to assist the advance of Islam at the expense of America. In the 17 years after 9/11, America has been on a dangerous prophetic path. Fortunately, we now have at least a president who stands up to Islam and that may alter America’s prophetic path.
Red Heifer advances Prophecy Clock
The prophecy clock advanced on August 28 when a red heifer was born in Israel. The heifer was bred, examined, and is being raised under the guidance of the Temple Institute’s Raise a Red Heifer program. The red heifer is important to prophecy because its ashes are needed to cleanse the Temple and its instruments. In explaining to his disciples the chronology of events of the last days in Matthew 24:15-16, Christ warns, “When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.” This means that there is a fully operational Jewish Temple in Jerusalem prior to the Messiah’s return.
The ordinance of the red heifer is found in Numbers 19 where the Lord commands Moses to bring a “red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke” to be slayed outside the camp, and burned with cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet. A clean man is to gather up the ashes of the heifer “…and store them outside the camp in a clean place. They are to be kept for the community of the people of Israel to prepare water for purification of sin (verse 9).” Anyone who touches the heifer in the process is rendered unclean. This ordinance is considered a “chok” by the Jews, a statute decreed by God that cannot be understood by human reasoning, because the true meaning is beyond our intellect.
Daniel 11:31 prophesies that In the end of years the armed forces of the king of the north (beast/antichrist) “shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolation.” This is what Christ is referring to in Matthew 24. Therefore, prior to the Messiah returning there are daily sacrifices taking place in the Temple in Jerusalem. According to Jewish tradition, there can be no official Temple in Jerusalem without the red heifer’s blood being sprinkled on the temple and the temple’s instruments cleansed according to God’s instruction in Numbers. This is why the red heifer is so important to end time prophecy. No red heifer, no Temple.
The “chok” of the red heifer is that it is used for cleansing and purification, yet those who touch it become unclean. Think about the symbolism. The red heifer, examined by the priests to have no blemish, is slayed outside the camp and Its blood and ashes are used for purification of sin. Christ, examined by the priests to have no blemish, was crucified outside the camp and risen for the propitiation of sin. Those priests were most certainly unclean. But even the blood of Christ could cleanse them from their sin. Hebrews 9:13-14 concludes: “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
This week’s fake news is deeper than deep state
This week is an excellent example of how fake news is created and a new-level false narrative results. It is a lesson in discernment for those who seek the truth. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4-5, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Ephesians 5:6, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of those things come the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” And 2 Timothy 3 warns that in the last days there will be perilous times because people will be truce-breakers, false accusers, traitors and despisers of those that are good.” It is very important that we not be tossed about by the falsehoods that are designed to break our faith, our freedom, and our joy in the Lord. This week is a clear test.
The godless want to have the form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof. They want to puff themselves up, shout the loudest, bully their will over those with whom they disagree, and silence those who oppose them. Follow the Democratic Party plan to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As admitted by leftist Illinois senator Dick Durbin, they had a plan to “protest” his nomination. That plan called for disrupting the Senate hearing, creating chaos, radical demonstrations resulting in arrests, and claiming the release of confidential documents that the Republicans were withholding. As it turned out, the brouhaha was contrived, as the documents were already cleared for release. But the stunt grabbed headlines on the false narrative that damning information was being withheld on Kavanaugh.
Then some Christians got all up in arms about Kavanaugh being unfit because he said Roe vs Wade is settled law in the nation. I read his statement. He was stating an obvious fact. Roe vs Wade is settled law in this nation and over 65 million unborn citizens have lost their lives over it. Kavanaugh has been coached well to state facts when asked these entrapping questions. I do not know if he would be my choice if I were president, probably not. But he is far better than anything the communist Democrats would choose. People, we need to read and listen with discernment, seek the truth and be aware of the underlying strategies so that we are not deceived. The Democratic response to Kavanaugh is disgraceful and unacceptable, and the news media reports are based off of a contrived, well-planned deception.
Similar is the so-called White House official who anonymously wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times. Think about it. Democrat leadership and talking heads all across the mainstream media are using that Op-Ed as a reason to remove the president either by impeachment or because he is mentally unfit to serve. All this based on the talking points of the coup-makers written down in an editorial by an anonymous source. Coup-makers want to remove a president based on hearsay from someone who won’t put their name to the accusations. The media irresponsibly has taken this fake news and made it the linchpin to removing an elected president from office. Again, this is well-planned and orchestrated deception. These are just two examples this week of how fake news is created and amplified to deceive many. It’s deeper than deep state.
America in crisis--The resistance in the White House
The New York Times has published an Op-Ed by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration” whose “job would be jeopardized by its disclosure.” The essay paints the picture of an impetuous madman in the Oval Office who likes dictators, has little appreciation for America’s allies, and is mentally unfit for office. The writer claims that government officials have joined an internal resistance movement to thwart the President’s agenda and isolate their operations from Trump’s influence because “we believe our first duty is to this country.” The timing of the article coincides with the release of a book “Fear: Trump in the White House” by investigative reporter Bob Woodward, essentially saying the same thing.
The Op-Ed supplies all the talking points for undermining the President. Indeed, it’s publishing at the same time of Woodward’s book release reinforces the points that there are people inside the White House who are protecting the country by vowing “to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.” And on cue, the piece has put on one page the narrative backing Woodward’s book, encouraging the leftist talking heads to continue their diatribe to oust the president. America is in a crisis. This is the very picture of creating a self-perpetuating narrative with no identifiable sourcing. It is a deep state masterpiece, an historical swamp-based attack to admittedly preserve what America elected Trump to shake up.
A key admission in the Op-Ed that should alert Americans to the agenda is the recalling from the grave the specter of establishment, one world order advocate, John McCain. The writer states: “Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation. We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.” This is no less an admission of the political moorings of the writer and the agenda of his “resistance.”
You are watching history unfold. These are serious charges. Americans must discern whether they are true or if it is yet another wave of the coup attempt initiated by the Democratic Party and aided and abetted by the deep state and the media immediately following the 2016 election. Wisdom is needed. There is now a clear stake in the ground where people who hide themselves and their identities are making claims that coincide with the leftist narrative. Let us all pray that the Lord’s hand be upon our nation and that Jesus’ words in Luke 12:2 be manifest: “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” The truth, if brought to light, will surely reveal wicked abominations.
The Senate is elected by the people to serve six-year terms and there are only two per state. It is considered the upper chamber of Congress and is supposed to be wiser and more experienced. Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution states: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state for which he shall be chosen.” There is a certain decorum within the Senate to treat members civilly and, in the very least, serve with the pretense of restraint and honor. This, however, is not the case with the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The leftist news media has been hyping Kavanaugh’s hearing for months, saying it will be fierce, a battle, testy, and so on. Certainly, the protesters were ready, many of them being paid and coached on what to shout on cue when the media was filming them. They disrupted the hearing, yet police were very tolerant before arresting some two dozen “protesters.” Democrat Senators were also prepped and on cue, arguing, insulting, interrupting, essentially acting like arrogant bullies with no sense of respect for the chamber, its history or the office they were elected to hold. Leftist Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted that the Democrats had planned their behavior during a phone call the previous day.
The hearing was so raucous that Kavanaugh’s two daughters were ushered out by their mother. The Washington Examiner wrote: “As Democratic senators fought to delay the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and as spectators jarringly heckled the process Tuesday, his two young daughters were rushed from the hearing room…And at times hecklers in the audience shouted out, apparently scaring the young girls there to support their father. One screamed, “This is a mockery. This is a travesty of justice. Cancel Brett Kavanaugh, adjourn the hearing.” The current political environment has been reduced to this: visceral showmanship, fake (paid) opposition, and dishonor. It is the fake news cycle in action.
These “protests” were designed to induce the storyline that somehow the hearing was unfair, that information was being withheld, and to stir the politically intolerant, ideological bigoted base of the uniformed voters who believe this garbage to be real. The behavior of these Democratic Senators is disgusting and a disgrace to the country. The willing media dupes were so focused on the “protests” that the substance of Kavanaugh’s positions were muted by the noise. Advise and consent does not mean rebel and obstruct. Proverbs 17:11 says, “An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.”Hopefully, the American people will consider this behavior with a message at the ballot box.
Your prophetic plan amidst these times
There are many events taking place around us that would be frightening in of themselves—devastating storms and earthquakes; the threat of terrorism; political disruption; the ongoing and increasing civil unrest—just to name a few. Some of this uncertainty has prompted many to ask the age old question, “Does God have a plan for my life?” The answer is yes, yes He does. You should be encouraged because you are born a unique individual who is loved by the Creator of the universe, and He wants to see you experience joy, happiness, love and success. But often the toils of this world cause us concern and get in the way.
For example, throughout my life, I have had ups and downs that caused me to question God’s plan for my life. But it was really me that was the question. God knows how you were made as confirmed by Psalm 139:14, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.” Jesus said in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” And God knows what is best for you and He has in mind the very best for you. Through the Apostle Paul, God tells us in Romans 12:2, “be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
See, even when we allow our own selves to get in the way of God’s plan, it is still there for us. And we can fall into the deepest valley, the darkest time of our life, and God will be there for us. He said in Isaiah 46:4, “And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry and deliver you.” So no matter how low you are or how much the world is closing in on you, the Lord God, your Salvation, is with you. And His plan for you is perfect. So you do have a destiny. You were created to glorify God. That is your purpose. How you accomplish that is your calling.
I knew that God had called me to evangelize when I was 16. I refused the calling and pursued my own earthly goals. And the Lord brought me to a point, after much life experience, that I could no longer ignore His calling. But then I heard nothing from Him. I had to seek Him, pour out my heart to Him in fasting and prayer. And even that did not work until after 54 days when I finally had my answer to discern the times and events and call people to the Lord. My point is that we often do wonder what God has in mind for us, but in order to find out, we must seek God with all our heart, mind and soul, even sometimes to the point of travail, so He knows we are serious. So don’t give up, press in. Press in hard. For your destiny is at hand.