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Marx vs Spurgeon

“Karl Marx, an apostle of evil, and Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” were evangelists with messages that couldn’t have been more different—and they lived in the same city at the same time.” https://founders.org/2020/09/02/karl-marx-vs-charles-spurgeon-an-epic-struggle-for-the-souls-of-men-in-19th-century-london/

Do not miss this article! Excerpts below.

“It is extraordinary to me that both Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) lived and worked in the same city at the same time. Both were, in a sense, evangelists contending for the souls of men with their competing visions of humanity. Moreover, each was at the height of his powers at the same time as the other. While Marx was preaching salvation through bloody revolution, Spurgeon, on the other side of the city, was preaching salvation through the blood and grace of Jesus Christ…

“It would be wrong to say—as many preachers do—that addressing matters of politics falls outside of the purview of the clergy. Of no other sphere of life do they say it. Regardless, Spurgeon certainly didn’t agree with this sentiment. Christianity isn’t merely an accessory to a man’s life; it should define it. Thus, a man’s politics are simply the outward manifestation of the convictions of his heart. Socialism, Spurgeon knew, was much more than an economic or political question. It is a spiritualquestion, if only because it denies the very existence of the spiritual. It is, as I have written elsewhere, atheism masquerading as political philosophy…

“It is very likely that the preaching of Spurgeon, and others like him, prevented the violent Revolution in Britain that Marx sought. Ironically, that revolution would come in the unindustrialized Russia of 1917, when Vladimir Lenin would, at the cost of millions of lives, implement Marx’s unworkable ideas. That is in no small measure due to the fact that there was no viable church to critique the undeliverable promises of socialism…

Posted: 2020-09-03 | Updated/Reposted: 2020-01-22

Crypto currency and the Church – super noob getting started notes

“Bitcoin is free speech money.”

-Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com

Why a blog post on crypto currency? 

Crypto Currency and Cancel Culture: Because cancel culture includes being able to bank, i.e. being allowed to or able to buy and sell. The Church could learn something here. Revelation 13:17

Consider, the “Biden Administration Prepares Way For Banks To Refuse Service To Democrats’ Enemies.” (https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/19/biden-administration-prepares-way-for-banks-to-refuse-service-to-democrats-enemies/)

The Biden Administration, like Obama before him, are weaponizing the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to be used against anyone that opposes them or holds different political, economic, social, or religious views. 

In response, Gab CEO Andrew Torba posted “Gab is already dealing with this happening right now. We have been banned by two banks this month alone.” (https://gab.com/a/posts/105759490802221636)

The Gab and BitCoin Story

And Big Tech is doing the same, the only question is, does big tech work for big liberal government, or does the government work for Big Tech? 

“Gab has been blacklisted by Visa for standing up to defend free speech so we cannot accept debit/credit cards like most online businesses… [But we can] accept … Bitcoin” https://news.gab.com/what-is-bitcoin/

https://gab.com My profile https://gab.com/mickdobra

Gab CEO interview on CrossPolitic:
“Building anti-fragile Christian Businesses” !! Must Watch !!  
On YouTube https://youtu.be/tibZCyLPHO8
On Gab https://tv.gab.com/channel/crosspolitic/view/building-antifragile-christian-businesses-w-gab-6029ec325e6306a1d6cce918

Bill of Rights and Crypto

Considering Biden’s extreme promises to eliminate the rights protected by the 2nd Amendment, “Cryptocurrency Seeks to Lure Firearms Companies Amid Threat Banks Will Cut Off Gun Industry” https://freebeacon.com/guns/cryptocurrency-seeks-to-lure-firearms-companies-amid-threat-banks-will-cut-off-gun-industry/ (https://youtu.be/oQzV7D_XE5g)

The War Poet explains the cancel culture here:

We WILL get Canceled… Here is our plan. John discusses the inevitability of getting canceled by Big Tech and having to choose between our entertainment and our cultural values. Cancel Culture is destroying lives. This modern form of banishment attacks a person’s digital identity by humiliating and twisting the meaning of someone’s words to portray an image of what culture hates the most at the moment. Gina Carano has been thrust out of social and professional circles because of this very phenomenon. Meanwhile, the Left continues to degrade traditional values, champion fringe agendas, and label people as “fascists” while enacting fascist policies.” Video – youtu.be/v18sMcmJ-NQ

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Hyper-Inflation, when the loan is due!

Lastly, stepping out of my comfort zone here, but the Federal Government can’t keep borrowing/printing money without consequence. The Bill will come due!

This was one of my big griefs with churches that took the “covid” money, the money used to back that program was stolen from future generations of Americans.

Enough though. Go look at https://usdebtclock.org It is horrifying!

Hopefully those examples give you reason to learn more about Crypto Currencies. So lets get to it.

Note: this is not financial or investment advice. These are my notes from researching and getting started in the crypto coin market. This is super noob getting started notes!

Some terms 

Exchange
Service to buy, sell, trade crypto. There are transaction fees for exchanging fiat currency to/from crypto, just like exchanging the dollar to/from the euro.
Examples: coinbase.com, binance, kraken
[Gab] Exchange recommendation gemini.com

I actually use multiple exchanges. Some exchanges will exchange certain cryptos that others won’t.

Make $10 of bitcoin!
If you choose to use Coinbase, use this link when you register [https://www.coinbase.com/join/dobra_ku] If you exchange more than $100 fiat dollars we both get $10 worth of bitcoin. This is a Coinbase promo.

Wallet
Used to store crypto

Web wallet
Wallet hosted on/at a website. exchanges by default are also a web wallet. In general, though, funds should NEVER be stored at/on an  exchange. Exchanges should be utilized only for transferring or trading funds; when at rest, all funds should be stored in a local wallet.

App wallet
Wallet based on a phone app. Practical application for storing what “spending” crypto you want to have on hand. Just like a physical wallet in your pocket while walking around, how much you keep in your app wallet is based on what you might need to spend, and what an acceptable loss would be if it were stolen.
Examples: Atomic or Exodus multi-exchange wallets

Note: web and app wallets are under control of outside forces. The exchange or app owner or service providers could block or restrict access. Service outages could prevent access, etc…

Software wallet
Software application on your desktop/laptop. Like your checking account. Safer medium term storage of crypto likely to be moved around for buying, selling, trading, etc…

Hardware wallet
A device for high security long term storage. Like a savings account, or better yet, a safe deposit box.
Examples: Ledger nano x, trezor, coldcardwallet 
[Gab] Wallet recommendation coldcardwallet.com, ledger.com

Note: search for the exchange and wallets that hold the coins you want to hold.

News: https://www.coindesk.com 

Paying/Buying/Selling Transactions

Your wallet will have receive/send or deposit/withdrawal functions.

If you are paying (sending/withdrawing) with crypto, it will ask what address to send to, you just get that from the recipient. The address is a long string of numbers and letters or a QR code.

Same thing to receive a payment (receive/deposit). Your wallet will give you a list of addresses, choose one and send it (chat, text, email, etc…) to the payer, and they just paste it into their paying function in their wallet. 

Thats it!

Note: There are many, many cautions to double verify the address you are sending crypto too! Once you send it you can’t get it back! Don’t fall for phishing/spam messages.

Staking and rewards

Some block chains have utility beyond crypto currency, like Cardano (ADA), and you can “stake” your wallet to earn rewards.

https://www.cardano.org
https://bluecheesestakehouse.com

“Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.

With a leading team of engineers, Cardano exists to redistribute power from unaccountable structures to the margins – to individuals – and be an enabling force for positive change and progress.” 

Some potential Cardano blockchain applications: Anti-counterfeiting, ID & credentials solutions, agriculture, and other, supply chain product certification and traceability, and more.

Tax ** I haven’t looked into this at all yet 😦 

I hear “in the UK and US staking returns are taxed as income. When turned into fiat, you then have capital gains tax.” (??)

“When Should Staking Be Taxed? A recent letter sent to the IRS by four US congressmen wants the IRS to tax staking rewards at the time you sell the rewards of staking, not at the time you receive them.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2020/08/07/when-should-staking-be-taxed

Any way… to conclude, someone smarter than me please go learn more and come back and teach us!!

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
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AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

HouseHold Prayer 2/18/21

If we have assumed… that our children learned what they needed to know simply by ecclesial and cultural osmosis, let us be clear that we may hold this assumption no longer. Now is not the time to play down our doctrine of mankind; now is the time to teach it with confidence and with joy, seeking to be witnesses to fellow sinners and guides to all God’s flock.

“Reenchanting Humanity: a theology of mankind” by Owen Strachan

Brothers, I was reading in Numbers 14, “And your children shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years and shall suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness.” Numbers‬ ‭14:31, 33‬.

I feel the time is short. I don’t want my children to suffer because of my faithlessness to prepare them. I want to walk with my children out into the ministry to be a witness, to go and make disciples, and to be an ambassador for our King and His Kingdom in this foreign land! To instruct and disciple them to stand firm in the faith, being bold with God’s truth and grace, even in a culture of growing hostility.

Pray for the motivation and energy to make discipleship a priority in our lives and in our homes. To lead by example. Pray that we would not be distracted by lessor things.

Read Numbers 14.

I’ll share opportunities for public witness and discipleship during the current 40 Days for Life campaign when the temps warm up a bit. I know making it out during the work day with your family is hard, but it is the best time to be a witness when Planned Parenthood is open, and it opens amazing discipleship opportunities with your children. Take a long lunch if you can. (Just encouraging in love, no condemnation if you can’t make it out! Find other opportunities.)

“We have raised a generation on youth group skits and entertainment, failing to prepare them for the cost and battle of public witness to Christ… ‘Do not try to hide your children from the world forever, but do not try to pretend there is no danger. Train them. Give them sharp eyes and bellies full of laughter. Make them dangerous. Make them yeast, and when they’ve grown, they will pollute the shadows.’”

Strong and Courageous: Following Jesus Amid the Rise of America’s New Religion https://press.founders.org/shop/strong-and-courageous/

“We have to change our church philosophy from telling to training… ‘Jesus had twelve men with whom he traveled and lived for three years, and even they did not understand nor act on all He taught them. Jesus knew that disciples are best made by life on life interaction, living transparently, watching and observing, along with extensive times of question and answer. And we must do the same. His last words were to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” We have to stop emphasizing an “attractional” model and adopt a training and sending model of church philosophy’… Discipleship is not just what you know; it is a lifestyle lived.”

The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness by Erwin W. Lutzer https://a.co/3ezHHzp

We have been told that we people are the chance result of impersonal chaos working its dark magic on the universe… The outcome of such thinking? Humanity is disenchanted…

But this is not the biblical account of man… God, the beautiful one, made the human race as his capstone work, his corporeal masterpiece (Ps 8:3-6; 27:4) … The imago dei marks out humanity as an enchanted race. Tragically, humanity disenchanted itself by following the anti-wisdom of the serpent…

If we have assumed… that our children learned what they needed to know simply by ecclesial and cultural osmosis, let us be clear that we may hold this assumption no longer. Now is not the time to play down our doctrine of mankind; now is the time to teach it with confidence and with joy, seeking to be witnesses to fellow sinners and guides to all God’s flock.

“Reenchanting Humanity: a theology of mankind” by Owen Strachan

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Family Protectors: Threat Assessment and more Gun Control 2/17/2021

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Abram “assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 
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Interesting Forward Observer threat intelligence Dispatch today, “We’re in the early stage of a Low Intensity Conflict and, regardless of the final form it takes, it’s likely to be waged well into this decade.

Good time to evaluate your home security and defense plans. Conduct a threat assessment target package. Make sure safety and security plans are in place and practice with your family. Be prepared to protect and care for your family, church, and community. Contact me if you need help getting started.

It is well below freezing here locally but, as soon as spring starts warming up, crime will increase. I’m hoping and praying we won’t have any of last years riots locally again. But, better to pray and be prepared than wish you were when it’s too late.

And of course, “President Biden used the three-year anniversary of the criminal attack in Parkland, Florida to call ‘on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.'”

We should always be prepared to care for those in need and we should always be prepared to share our eternal hope with any one, but especially with those in great need and distress. “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

Do Not Fear! “So do not fear, for I am with you;  do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

News items to add to the threat model:

AShooting02/12/21 11:14 PM2100 BLOCK OF N KNOXVILLE AVENUEDetails
BShooting02/11/21 12:28 AM300 BLOCK OF E THRUSH AVENUEDetails
CShooting02/11/21 03:42 AM700 BLOCK OF E THRUSH AVENUEDetails
DShooting02/12/21 04:34 AM1000 BLOCK OF E REPUBLIC STREETDetails
EShooting02/13/21 02:25 AM700 BLOCK OF NE PERRY AVENUEDetails
FShooting02/12/21 05:30 AM800 BLOCK OF S BLAINE STREETDetails
GShooting02/12/21 05:30 AM800 BLOCK OF S GREENLAWN AVENUEDetails
HShooting02/13/21 03:50 PM2100 BLOCK OF W LINCOLN AVENUEDetails
IAssault02/08/21 03:00 PM3000 BLOCK OF W SEIBOLD STREETDetails
Above details from 02/16/2021 Local Crime Map and Crime Report powered by SpotCrime

Antifa March in Seattle, Assaulting People and Damaging Businesses Feb. 18, 2021 https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/antifa-march-in-seattle-assaulting-people-and-damaging-businesses_3701696.html

China Targets America’s Rare Earth Vulnerability Feb. 17, 2021 https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/china-targets-americas-rare-earth-vulnerability_3700741.html

Arizona Sheriff Sees Fivefold Increase in Illegal Border Crossings https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/arizona-sheriff-sees-fivefold-increase-in-illegal-border-crossings_3699295.html

Vandals Attack Home of Trump Defense Attorney – His Family and Business ‘Under Siege’  http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/vandals-attack-home-of-trump-defense-attorney-says-his-family-and-business-under-siege-right-now

Gunmen Kill Student, Abduct More Than 40 People in Nigeria  http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2021/february/gunmen-kill-student-abduct-more-than-40-people-in-nigeria

The United States today is, virtually by definition, a Gray Zone of subversive ideas and armed belligerent groups. It’s a virtual certainty that foreign governments are involved.

Political pundits and casual observers have warned that another American Civil War is coming. They’re wrong. As I’ve been writing since 2016, it’s already started. We’re in the early stage of a Low Intensity Conflict and, regardless of the final form it takes, it’s likely to be waged well into this decade.

Given that Gray Zone warfare exists below conventional war — and it’s being waged by domestic groups if not foreign ones — it would behoove Americans to study gray skills, like intelligence and security.

Forward Observer threat intelligence Dispatch

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Family Protectors: 2nd Amendment Threats 2/13/21

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”
Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/gen.14.14.csb

Gun Control plans to be aware of!

2nd Amendment Threats… and what we do about them. Links to sample letters below…

Illinois: HB 438, HB 238, HB 316

Tell your state legislators to OPPOSE HB 438, HB 238, HB 316 if they come to a vote!

House Bill 438 imposes a 1% surcharge on the sale price of ammunition, in addition to the sales tax already collected, for a “Mental Health Services Fund.” 
House Bill 238 also imposes a 1% surcharge on the sale price of ammunition, in addition to the sales tax already collected, for a “Trauma Response Fund.”
House Bill 316 imposes a 1% sales tax on safes and locks designed to secure firearms. The funds raised do not go towards any special purpose, but go straight to the state treasury. Promoting the safe storage of firearms is an issue that everyone should support. This tax runs counter to it.

National: HR 127, Biden Gun Control Plan, and Omnibus bills!

“With the looming threat of HR 127, the Biden Gun Control Plan, and huge omnibus bills passing unchecked, the 2nd Amendment is under fire. 🔥 2A SHIRT: https://bit.ly/3rLCOGW

H.R. 127 It bans common types of ammunition and original equipment magazines for most self-defense firearms. And, it makes all firearms more difficult to obtain and possess through a punitive licensing and registration scheme. In its details, however, H.R. 127 is so outrageous, persecutory, and unworkable that its main function is simply to display the hostility of its author and supporters toward firearms, those who own them, and those who want to own them.

There is so much in H.R. 127 that it takes pages to cover, please read highlights at the NRA-ILA page “H.R. 127 – A Bill Designed to Express Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Gun Owners”

“In this video, lawyer Adam Kraut with the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) discusses the biggest threats to the natural right to keep and bear arms. We also cover some very practical ways that WE can get involved to help safeguard these essential rights and freedoms. 2A Fundraiser SHIRT (preorder) 👉 https://bit.ly/3rLCOGW

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Gun Control Letter Template 2021.docx

Monitor Gun Owners of America Action Center https://gunownersaction.org and NRA Institute for Legislative Actions https://www.nraila.org for future alerts.

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Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Household Prayer 2/11/2021



Brothers, today my heart is on community. What a grace of God is the community of the “visible saints” as they meet together in churches for worship, and what a grace of God is our community of households coming together to love and support one another in a common mission under God to educate and bring up our children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” A holy, set apart, loving and caring witness to the Kingdom of God.

Pray for our community. Pray for individual families you know, and pray for a heart to love and serve them. Pray that we can and will depend on one another in times of celebration, in times of mourning, and in times of trial.

Read John 13:34-35

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.””

‭John‬ ‭13:34-35‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.13.34-35.esv

“The Church… All people throughout the world who profess the faith of the gospel and obedience to God through Christ in keeping with the gospel are and may be called visible saints… Those who are called He commands to live together in local societies, or churches, for their mutual edification and the fitting conduct of public worship that He requires of them while they are in the world… saints by calling, visibly displaying and demonstrating in and by their profession and life their obedience to the call of Christ.”
“The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in modern English” Founder Press

“It is easily forgotten that the fellowship of Christian brethren is a gift of grace, a gift of the Kingdom of God that any day may be taken from us, that the time that still separates us from utter loneliness may be brief indeed. Therefore, let him who until now has had the privilege of living a common Christian life with other Christians praise God’s grace from the bottom of his heart. Let him thank God on his knees and declare: It is grace, nothing but grace, that we are allowed to live in community with Christian brethren.”
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Corporate Communist Purge

Documenting for history.

“We literally live in a reality right now where the leader of Iran has a Twitter account but the President of the United States doesn’t.” @Iraqveteran8888

Posted: 2020-01-08 Updated: 2021-02-10

This disheartening election process and outcome does not bode well for the security of the U.S. homeland, as well as for our citizens and interests abroad. A large portion of the U.S. population now knows there was widespread fraud and irregularities in at least the six key battleground states. You can read a summary of the evidence here. The fact that the election outcome was finalized, despite all of the normal constitutional remedies, is resulting in a sharp loss of trust in a key foundational pillar of the Republic. This fraudulent outcome dramatically amplifies partisan and ideological divisions and will likely lead to significant violence and social unrest in the coming months. Count on it. One side is arrogant and emboldened, and the other side is understandably angry. And this is over and above the broader national security implications of the stated policies of the incoming administration…

There is also significant evidence that the Biden family is vulnerable to blackmail and foreign influence due to questionable overseas business dealings over the course of many years. A number of articles burrowing down on this topic can be found here

Tighten your safety straps, folks. There are dangerous times ahead.
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“Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you! Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah”

‭Psalm‬ ‭9:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.9.19-20.esv

Talk of ‘Deprogramming’ Trump Supporters is Giving Refugees from Communism ‘Flashbacks’ | Update 2021-02-10

“For those who lived under communist dictatorships, what’s happening in America has disturbing parallels.

Chinese Pastor Bob Fu of China Aid was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989. He was also a proud attendee of the January 6th Trump rally on the National Mall. 

Fu says the call for “re-education” and “deprogramming” for Trump supporters is straight out of the Chinese communist party playbook.” http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/talk-of-deprogramming-trump-supporters-is-giving-refugees-from-communism-flashbacks

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Household Prayer 2/3/2021


Brothers, this week my heart and prayers are on purity. The normalizing of sexual immorality is no longer just in your face, but closer to becoming required so as not to be shunned or punished. This is based on conversations my wife has had with family…

So, pray over our children and our community that they would be pure and innocent in their lives. Pray for protection over their minds and souls. Pray for us and all the parents to take the challenge to instruct and disciple according to God’s standard regarding the hard topics of gender and deviant sexual lifestyles, and to do it in a joyful and loving way.

Pray also that we would be good witnesses. Loving the person, the captive soul, and yet willing to give a gentle answer of the truth, even if it means we will be “reviled.” And if you are reviled “for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.”

Read 1 Peter 3:8-22

“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:14-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/1pe.3.14-16.esv

Prayer walk – March for Life Resources 1/29/2021

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.

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40 Days for Life 2019


Friday January 29, 2021 from 12:00 to 12:30.

Planned Parenthood 2709 N Knoxville Ave, corner of Knoxville and Hanssler Place.

If you want to walk, meet at the Dobra’s. We start walking at 11:55. It’s four blocks to the planned parenthood.

Backup up plan in case of bad weather: meet at the Dobra’s and we will pray together.

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace. Also a good time for family instruction and discipleship!

WATCH THE MARCH FOR LIFE LIVE

Friday, January 29, 2021 LIVE 12 p.m. ET

Watch the March for Life Rally and LIVE coverage of the March for Life beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The Rally will include inspiring speeches from pro-life leaders, information on how to stay involved in the pro-life movement all year long, and a performance by Christian singer and songwriter Matthew West. After the Rally, join us for LIVE coverage of the March for Life, as a small group of pro-life leaders march in representation of pro-life Americans across the country. https://marchforlife.org/2021-virtual-events/

Family Research Council

FRC’s 16th annual ProLifeCon will share strategies, resources, and stories of hope to equip you for digital pro-life activism. You will hear from successful pro-life activists and elected officials, as they discuss how they have shared the pro-life message through digital platforms and look ahead to opportunities in the new year.

Tune-in to the broadcast streaming on ProLifeCon.org at 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday, January 29, and on-demand any time thereafter.

Visit ProLifeCon.org to find resources including social media kits, the Top 10 Myths About Abortion, Pro-Life Maps, and more!

40 Days for Life

The March for Life is virtual this year, but you can still take a physical stand for life.  You don’t even need to sign up. Just find a prayer partner and stand in peaceful vigil at the 40 Days for Life site nearest you this Friday, January 29.

Find your nearest vigil at 40daysforlife.com/location.
Note: I don’t think there is a local event, but I will be leading prayer walks.

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Household Prayer 1/26/2021


Brothers, pray for the challenge guys camp this weekend. Pray that these young men would develop closer relationships with Jesus and each other. Relationships that transcend this world and life. Pray that the devotionals would instruct and encourage to have a kingdom impact.

Also pray for health in our community. Pray for healing for the sick.

I would encourage loving graceful response to members of our churches that may be concerned about the coming government education mandates. We need to band together to love and serve others if they feel the need to make new educational choices. Pray for the young souls that will be exposed to deviant messages. They need Jesus! Pray for the teachers that would have to make career choices, and those that celebrate deviant education of children. They need Jesus too! (In the competition for “wokest school system of all,” Illinois just might be the winner. https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20210122/woke-broke)

Read Galatians 5:19-24

BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!

Good vs. Evil, Jedi vs. Darkside, Spirit vs Flesh… there is a battle of good and evil.

Evil, the darkside

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19-21

Good, the Jedi

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24

The Battle

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  Ephesians 6:10-18

Practical application: Confronting the Mob

How would you respond if confronted by the mob demanding compliance and submission? [BLM Mob https://youtu.be/dSnTTND0UcM ]

The dark side, the mob

They may want justice, but their actions and the justice they demand are not biblical Godly actions and demands for justice. This example is full of…

Enmity: hatred or ill will.

Strife: bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension.

Jealousy: envious, hostile to those with perceived advantage.

Fits of anger…

The good, the Gospel

How should a disciple of Jesus Christ and witness to the Kingdom of God respond?

Love: Love them. Do not bend to the will of the wicked. Protect innocent life from violence. But understand that they are image bearers of God that have been taken captive by godlessness, so love them.

Peace and Self Control: Do not fear or be incited to anger or strife.

Faithfulness: Share God’s truth and grace with them.

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!””
Romans 10:14-15 ESV
https://www.bible.com/59/rom.10.14-15.esv

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to?

Hear this! If you desire true reconciliation and justice.

There is a God that created the heavens and the earth, and we are not Him.

He created mankind, the one human race, in His image, male and female He created them.

God determines what is true, good, and just.

We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, we are liars, thieves, fornicators, adulterers, and blasphemers, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.

Our sin has created division and racism.

But God is merciful and loving.

Jesus Christ is God the only begotten Son and He was punished and died upon the cross for our sins.

He was buried and three days later rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.

We need only confess and repent of our sins, believe Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!

“The blood of Christ is sufficient to reconcile us. It is the only thing that can reconcile us. We are one in Christ.”
Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia in “By What Standard? God’s World… God’s Rules”

Saint Valentine


Saint Valentine, or Valentinus, has an important story to share with us today!


Saint Valentine was executed for refusing to deny his faith after being arrested for secretly marrying Roman soldiers to their brides, defying an order from Emperor Claudius II that soldiers were not to marry.
(The Story of St. Valentine: More than Cards and Candied Hearts)

This is so relevant today! God designed and defines marriage. Yet, the devil continues to scheme through rulers and despots to redefine marriage and today, even gender. 

In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage. The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to Asterius’ daughter. He inspired today’s romantic missives by signing it, “from your Valentine.”
St. Valentine, The Real Story
By David Kithcart

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
(Acts 4:18-20

National marriage week and Saint Valentine’s day! 

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Matthew 19:4-6

Posted: 2020-02-10 | Updated/Reposted: 2021-01-22