HouseHold Prayer: ‘vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics’ Updated!

“in your splendor ride triumphantly in the cause of truth, humility, and justice. May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.” Psalms 45:4 HCSB https://bible.com/bible/72/psa.45.4.HCSB

Brothers, today I am praying for midterm elections. I’m praying for triumph in the cause of truth (Ps. 45:4). I pray, for the love of our neighbors, that God’s truth about life, sex, marriage, gender, economics, localism (subsidiarity), and so much more would triumph. Praying our elders and pastors would be unashamed to teach God’s truth on the issues and that they would fear the Lord more than man.

“For a Christian, voting is not a right, it is a duty! So make sure and vote this election! As Charles Finney declared: ‘[T]he time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them.’ [Lectures on Revivals of Religion, 1858]” WallBuilders Take a Stand – Vote! https://wallbuilders.com/ 


Know where the candidates stand on the issues. Visit ChristianVoterGuide.com for information, guides, and more!

https://christianvoterguide.com


The IFI (Illinois Family Institute) 2022 Primary Election Voter Guide You will not find this information anywhere else! The online version is updated often.

https://illinoisfamily.org/ifi_news/ifi-voter-guide-resources-for-primary-election-2022/

“when God’s enemies shout that we mustn’t be political, as though this constitutes some trump card that can be used against those who claim to be Christians, we are obliged to hear in these cynical cries the voice of the devil, who similarly tried to keep Wilberforce from doing God’s will through politics and who has tried to keep God’s people from doing good at many times in history.” Eric Metaxas pg. 96 Letter to the American Church

“When Bonhoeffer said that God means the Church to be the conscience of the state, he made it clear that the Church must exist apart from the state and must be free to criticize the state if necessary. When the Church shrinks from this duty – to God and to its fellow citizens – it is not behaving as God’s Church. And when that happens, the state and everyone in it will sufffer.” Eric Metaxas pg. 102 Letter to the American Church

“Bonhoeffer eventually became so disgusted with the simplistic Lutheran idea that Christians should not be political that in ‘The Cost of Discipleship’, he wrote: ‘It is high time we broke with our theologically based restraint towards the state’s actions – which, after all, is only fear.’ Bonhoeffer’s disgust… was of course mainly that it was bad theology.” Eric Metaxas pg. 102,107 Letter to the American Church


FRC: Pray Vote Stand Pledge

“The future of America is in the hands of Christian men and women who will commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for biblical principles to guide our nation. As a follower of Christ led by the Spirit of God and anchored in the Word of God, I commit to advocate and advance biblical truth in my home, workplace, school, church, community, and nation.”

Will you commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for America this November? https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=CHECKOUT&dmy=B67634D9-C2D6-F7F3-10C158D6793709B3&srcItem=PT22I01&fromItem=FN22J01&x=0


Midterm Elections Will Determine the Nation’s Path
Read: Proverbs 14:34; Daniel 2:20-21; Proverbs 21:1; Deuteronomy 1:13
“Pray for Christians to pray, vote, and stand as the midterm elections approach. Pray for Bible-believing, Bible-teaching churches to boldly address our cultural moment, equipping believers to think–and act–biblically on issues like life, marriage, family, economy, and education.” (FRC Prayer Post, 10/25/2022) 

https://washingtonstand.com/news/midterm-elections-will-determine-the-nations-path


The Founders’ Bible, 2012, Shiloh Road Publishers

THE GOOD NEWS

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, our Creator. Our rebellion has brought “all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice… envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” to the world. Romans 1:29-31 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.1.29-31.ESV

Therefore we justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” Romans 3:10-12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.3.10-12.ESV

But good news! 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. 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.15.3-8.ESV

We need only believe it, confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after! “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9-11 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.10.9-11.ESV

There is hope. Believe in Jesus! ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.3.16.ESV 

It doesn’t matter who you’ve been or what you’ve done, God stands with arms wide open, ready to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1jn.1.9.ESV

Vote! Mid-Term 2022


The IFI 2022 Primary Election Voter Guide You will not find this information anywhere else! The online version is updated often.

https://illinoisfamily.org/ifi_news/ifi-voter-guide-resources-for-primary-election-2022/


FRC: Pray Vote Stand Pledge

“The future of America is in the hands of Christian men and women who will commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for biblical principles to guide our nation. As a follower of Christ led by the Spirit of God and anchored in the Word of God, I commit to advocate and advance biblical truth in my home, workplace, school, church, community, and nation.”

Will you commit to PRAY, VOTE, and STAND for America this November? https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=CHECKOUT&dmy=B67634D9-C2D6-F7F3-10C158D6793709B3&srcItem=PT22I01&fromItem=FN22J01&x=0


Midterm Elections Will Determine the Nation’s Path
Read: Proverbs 14:34; Daniel 2:20-21; Proverbs 21:1; Deuteronomy 1:13
“Pray for Christians to pray, vote, and stand as the midterm elections approach. Pray for Bible-believing, Bible-teaching churches to boldly address our cultural moment, equipping believers to think–and act–biblically on issues like life, marriage, family, economy, and education.” (FRC Prayer Post, 10/25/2022) https://washingtonstand.com/news/midterm-elections-will-determine-the-nations-path

“Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the Lord!”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭149‬:‭6‬-‭9‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.149.6-9.ESV


Could we take America back?? https://youtu.be/SVsWaOsKqw8


Why Everyone Needs An AR-15 https://youtu.be/3dIsy3sZI2Y

“Once again, various gun control groups are pushing for a national Assault Weapon Ban that specifically targets AR-15s. Does the AR-15 deserve all this hate? Does the argument for restricting “military-style rifle” ownership hold up? Isaac Botkin walks through the history of every step of small arms weapon development to see if there is a case for this.”


We are IN TROUBLE. Here’s WHY. https://youtu.be/1QIPERzwgqM

Why are we in trouble? Soft men.

Men: train, fight dragons, slay giants, protect your children, stand up for truth, justice, and the American way.


Fear God, Make disciples, Protect your family!


“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…


“Religion and liberty must flourish or fall together in America. We pray that both may be perpetual.” Pastor William Smith, Christ Church Philadelphia, 1775

Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, Dan Fisher, 2015

“God grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseparable, and that the unjust attempts to destroy the one, may in the issue tend to the support and establishment of both.” John Witherspoon, 1776

Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, Dan Fisher, 2015

“And if our religion is given up, all the liberty we boast of will soon be gone.” Samuel Langdon, 1788

Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, Dan Fisher, 2015

American Constitution
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.

Militia: an army composed of citizens… called up in time of emergency. (Webster’s 2010)

There are four places in the American Constitution that affirm the Militia’s prior existence, and no law can alter it. The militia is all able bodied members of a community.

Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:

[The Congress shall have Power To…]

Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”

Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”

Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:

“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”

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.

From the Founders… Original Intent

“[T]he said Constitution [should] be never construed … to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.”
SAMUEL ADAMS, Signer of the Declaration, “Father of the American Revolution” …

“A free people ought … to be armed.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON, US. President, Signer of the Constitution …

“[N]o man should scruple or hesitate a moment to use arms in defense.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON, US. President, Signer of the Constitution …

“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them…. This is a principle which secures religious liberty most firmly.”
ZECHARIAH JOHNSTON, Revolutionary Soldier, Virginia Legislator, Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution

“I am thus far a Quaker [a pacifist]: I would gladly agree with all the world to lay aside the use of arms and settle matters by negotiation; but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank Heaven He has put it in my power.
THOMAS PAINE, Patriot, Author

Quotes from “The Second Amendment” by David Barton


THE GOOD NEWS

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, our Creator. Our rebellion has brought “all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice… envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” to the world. Romans 1:29-31 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.1.29-31.ESV

Therefore we justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” Romans 3:10-12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.3.10-12.ESV

But good news! 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. 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.15.3-8.ESV

We need only believe it, confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after! “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9-11 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.10.9-11.ESV

There is hope. Believe in Jesus! ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.3.16.ESV 

It doesn’t matter who you’ve been or what you’ve done, God stands with arms wide open, ready to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1jn.1.9.ESV

Household Prayer: vocation

Brothers, I read Ps. 144 in my morning reading, and the historical note for Ps. 144:1 in The Founders Bible is about talents and giftings (including the soldier). With a 16 yo planning college visits it has me praying about vocation. I pray we help our children identify and nurture their gifts and talents and disciple them to use them for God’s glory.

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me… May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace; may our granaries be full, providing all kinds of produce; may our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields; may our cattle be heavy with young, suffering no mishap or failure in bearing; may there be no cry of distress in our streets!” Psalm 144:1-2, 12-14 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.144.1-14.ESV

“Beyond the gifts of the Holy Spirit that many of us would be familiar with (1 Cor 12:4-11), the Bible teaches that God bestows various talents and giftings upon individuals, including that of musician (1 Sam 16:18,23; 1 Chr 23:5; 25:7), artisan (1 Kin 5:8-9), hunter (Gen 25:27), jeweler (Ex 35:33), engraver (Ex 35:35), sage (1 Kin 4:29-34), athlete (Judg 13-16), songwriter (Ex 15, the Psalms), civil ruler (Gen 41:41-42; Neh 5:14; Dan 2:48), and orator (Acts 18:26). One gift that is rarely acknowledged today, but is a gift that God specifically affirms in Ps 144:1 is being a skilled soldier: “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.” That, too, is a direct and sovereign gifting of God. Military subjects and issues are talked about repeatedly throughout both the Old and the New Testaments; even John the Baptist gave specific instructions for soldiers and officers as he was baptizing (Luke 3:12-16). And included throughout the Biblical Hall of Fame in Heb 11 are numerous military figures, held up to us as examples for our emulation… There are many other examples, but military-oriented sermons were a regular part of American church practice for centuries for the simple reason that the Bible recognizes this as an important God-ordained vocation. Christians today should regain the perspective that just as God gives special skills to individuals, He makes clear in Ps 144:1 that He also specifically gifts certain individuals to be effective soldiers.” The Founders’ Bible, 2012, Shiloh Road Publishers; Notes on Psalm 144:1; https://thefoundersbible.com

9 Meals from ANARCHY and what we can do. Jesus is Lord of all!

All indicators are pointing to some coming lean food years.

9 Meals from ANARCHY

What do we do? Pray! -and- We must, by all means, support local farmers and livestock producers! 

Confess and repent of sin. Worship the one true God. Declare His glory among the nations. Take dominion and make disciples of all nations!

Chose to buy meat and produce from local producers. 

Buy local! It may cost a little more than Walmart or Amazon, but consider:
* it is an investment in your neighbor, showing your love toward them 
* it is an investment in your liberty and the liberty of your children and their children!
* It is an investment in your health. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is produced 

Share local resources with your church fellowship so whole local fellowships support and pray for local food producers. Perhaps start local food banks and soup kitchens.

Even more so if they are brothers in the faith. If they are in a local church fellowship, then rejoice in paying them a true and fair price that they may prosper and be a blessing to the community.

“You should go into every business relationship with a brother looking to give something additional, rather than to get something additional. Don’t expect discounts because you are a brother. Try, when possible, to give something additional because he’s a brother… This spirit of grace and generosity does not take Mammon out of your hands, but it most certainly takes you out of Mammon’s hands.” Gashmu Saith It: How to build Christian communities that save the world, by Douglas Wilson https://canonpress.com/products/gashmu-saith-it/

“The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.11.25.NKJV

Get to know the local owners and operators of farms and livestock personally.

Pray for their well being and success, and let them know you are praying for them. 

Start a garden. 

Every home have a garden. Like the “victory gardens” of old. Start a farm or livestock herd if you can. Gardener, “those professionals who work the soil but do not as a general rule rely on heavy machinery.”, is # 5 of the top 20 durable trades. https://a.co/ek9jv5Q

“Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars in order to ensure an adequate food supply for civilians and troops. Government agencies, private foundations, businesses, schools, and seed companies all worked together to provide land, instruction, and seeds for individuals and communities to grow food.” https://gardens.si.edu/gardens/victory-garden/

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/gen.2.15.NKJV

“Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. Take wives and beget sons and daughters.. And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.” Jeremiah 29:5-7 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jer.29.5-7.NKJV

Inform your civil magistrate, who is under the authority of Jesus (Romans 13:1,4).

Urge civil magistrates (county board, mayor, governor) to support and protect local agriculture, farms, and livestock producers. Ask your local, state, and national representatives to protect them! As God’s minister they must be informed by the Church of God’s truth and grace. And what is the Church but we the living stones! 

If you love your neighbor and do not want to see them fall victim to these wicked schemes of total global control, population control, and mass starvation, then you must be be involved!

I don’t think anyone denies that the climate is changing. The climate does change. It may even change wildly over hundreds and thousands of years like the magnetic poles. I do deny the elites of globalism like the UN and WEF that promise to “fix” the climate if we allow them to take away our personal liberty and property. That is a sin.

“For he is God’s minister to you for good… for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Romans 13:4 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/rom.13.4.NKJV

Provide for your family, church, and community.

Water, food, shelter, security! 

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” I Timothy 5:8 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/1ti.5.8.NKJV

Love your neighbor and love one another.


Defy Tyrants: The Biblical Mindset towards Food Prepping https://youtu.be/rnAopFw5YsY

“Mike Brabo, an expert in growing food and surviving under communism, shares his short thoughts in this video and more to come. SHARE his full talk with others so they can be warned of the times ahead. The difference between hoarding and prudence is found in scripture. When men hoard, they amass bigger barns for themselves with no thoughts on God’s purposes (Luke 12:13-24), however, prudent Christians should forsee the evil coming and hide themself (Proverbs 22:3) and store up enough to sustain themselves, and enough to give to those in need (2 Corinthians 8:12).” https://rumble.com/vt3ma7-the-fragile-food-supply-and-food-for-life.html?mref=hqg49&mrefc=2  


a war is taking place against farmers and ranchers, especially those who are independent or those who are not part of the system. ‘They want to remove small farmers, even medium farmers, from their land, and they want to bring it all under the control of these… fascistic public-private partnerships.’” Learn more: Liberal World Order, Elites Plan to Confiscate Farms, What we can do – Jesus is Lord of all! https://ministry.family.blog/2022/07/29/liberal-world-order-elites-plan-to-confiscate-farms-what-we-can-do-jesus-is-lord-of-all/


“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…


THE GOOD NEWS

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, our Creator. Our rebellion has brought “all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice… envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” to the world. Romans 1:29-31 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.1.29-31.ESV

Therefore we justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” Romans 3:10-12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.3.10-12.ESV

But good news! 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. 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.15.3-8.ESV

We need only believe it, confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after! “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9-11 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.10.9-11.ESV

There is hope. Believe in Jesus! ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.3.16.ESV 

It doesn’t matter who you’ve been or what you’ve done, God stands with arms wide open, ready to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1jn.1.9.ESV

Liberal World Order, Elites Plan to Confiscate Farms, What we can do – Jesus is Lord of all!

a war is taking place against farmers and ranchers, especially those who are independent or those who are not part of the system. ‘They want to remove small farmers, even medium farmers, from their land, and they want to bring it all under the control of these… fascistic public-private partnerships.'” https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/alex-newman-explains-un-agenda-2030-behind-farming-restrictions_4608476.html

Picture of farmer protests in the Netherlands.

““They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them. From their silver and gold They made idols for themselves— That they might be cut off.” Hosea 8:4 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/hos.8.4.NKJV

Confess and repent of sin. Worship the one true God. Declare His glory among the nations. Take dominion and make disciples of all nations!

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.” Hosea 10:12 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/hos.10.12.NKJV

# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.2.1-4.ESV

If people want to prevent food supply from being used as a tool to control them, they need to find alternative sources of food locally, Newman said. “You need to have a relationship with the local farmers in your community, get to the local farmers market, deal with the local farmersif you have agricultural land, do not sell out to these people. They’re trying to bribe the farmers to leave their land.

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/alex-newman-explains-un-agenda-2030-behind-farming-restrictions_4608476.html

What do we do? Pray! -and- We must, by all means, support local farmers and livestock producers!

Confess and repent of sin. Worship the one true God. Declare His glory among the nations. Take dominion and make disciples of all nations!

Chose to buy meat and produce from local producers.

Buy local! It may cost a little more than Walmart or Amazon, but consider:
* it is an investment in your neighbor, showing your love toward them
* it is an investment in your liberty and the liberty of your children and their children!
* It is an investment in your health. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is produced

Share local resources with your church fellowship so whole local fellowships support and pray for local food producers. Perhaps start local food banks and soup kitchens.

Even more so if they are brothers in the faith. If they are in a local church fellowship, then rejoice in paying them a true and fair price that they may prosper and be a blessing to the community.

“You should go into every business relationship with a brother looking to give something additional, rather than to get something additional. Don’t expect discounts because you are a brother. Try, when possible, to give something additional because he’s a brother… This spirit of grace and generosity does not take Mammon out of your hands, but it most certainly takes you out of Mammon’s hands.” Gashmu Saith It: How to build Christian communities that save the world, by Douglas Wilson https://canonpress.com/products/gashmu-saith-it/

“The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.11.25.NKJV

Get to know the local owners and operators of farms and livestock personally.

Pray for their well being and success, and let them know you are praying for them.

Start a garden.

Every home have a garden. Like the “victory gardens” of old. Start a farm or livestock herd if you can. Gardener, “those professionals who work the soil but do not as a general rule rely on heavy machinery.”, is # 5 of the top 20 durable trades. https://a.co/ek9jv5Q

“Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars in order to ensure an adequate food supply for civilians and troops. Government agencies, private foundations, businesses, schools, and seed companies all worked together to provide land, instruction, and seeds for individuals and communities to grow food.” https://gardens.si.edu/gardens/victory-garden/

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/gen.2.15.NKJV

“Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. Take wives and beget sons and daughters.. And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.” Jeremiah 29:5-7 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jer.29.5-7.NKJV

Inform your civil magistrate, who is under the authority of Jesus (Romans 13:1,4).

Urge civil magistrates (county board, mayor, governor) to support and protect local agriculture, farms, and livestock producers. Ask your local, state, and national representatives to protect them! As God’s minister they must be informed by the Church of God’s truth and grace. And what is the Church but we the living stones!

If you love your neighbor and do not want to see them fall victim to these wicked schemes of total global control, population control, and mass starvation, then you must be be involved!

I don’t think anyone denies that the climate is changing. The climate does change. It may even change wildly over hundreds and thousands of years like the magnetic poles. I do deny the elites of globalism like the UN and WEF that promise to “fix” the climate if we allow them to take away our personal liberty and property. That is a sin.

“For he is God’s minister to you for good… for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Romans 13:4 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/rom.13.4.NKJV

Provide for your family, church, and community.

Water, food, shelter, security!

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” I Timothy 5:8 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/1ti.5.8.NKJV

Love your neighbor and love one another.


Biden admin literally said “This is about the future of the liberal world order”

“Brian Deese, President Biden’s Director of National Economic Council… said. “This is about the future of the liberal world order and we have to stand firm.” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/06/30/biden_economic_adviser_on_high_gas_prices_this_is_about_the_future_of_the_liberal_world_order.html

“The White House openly stated that you’re just going to have to pay more in gas so that they can hold the “liberal world order” together and it barely registers as breaking news. They’re telling you EVERYTHING they plan to do and most don’t even care. WAKE UP!” – Lauren Boebert

https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1542878771862192132?s=21&t=Si1YTp9gniDWS_6wYedgXw

The Chinese regime forces peasants to move to megacities, farmers are killed in South Africa, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States proposed a new rule that could bankrupt small and medium farmers.

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/alex-newman-explains-un-agenda-2030-behind-farming-restrictions_4608476.html

Biden’s Environmental Extremism
https://www.cwfpac.com/thursday-july-21-2022-real-threat-pro-abortion-left-bidens-environmental-extremism

Biden’s policies are deliberately driving up energy prices… What Americans need to understand is that this administration and their left-wing allies are at war with Middle Americaall in on the green agenda’…  What Can Germany Teach Us? … the green movement is on steroids in Germany… shutdown Germany’s coal plantsshut down Germany’s nuclear plants…  And the German government, which followed the “green agenda,” has few options… Germany is now preparing to ration natural gas by 15%.”

Why Communist China Is Smiling 
https://www.cwfpac.com/thursday-july-21-2022-real-threat-pro-abortion-left-bidens-environmental-extremism

“as Joe Biden demands we go green, communist China has a lock on everything necessary to “go green.”  They have a lock on solar panels.  They have a lock on battery manufacturing.  They have a lock on rare earth minerals.  In fact, communist China has a lock on rare earth minerals thanks in part because Hunter Biden helped Beijing land big deals in Africa.  A lot of really smart, non-ideological people who study geopolitics and historical trends are warning that the wars in the future will be fought over control of natural resources.  Countries will go to war over a desperate need for those resources. As we enter an era of natural resource wars, Joe Biden is destroying our advantage in natural resources and is making us dependent on communist China.”


Chinese-Owned Company Buys Up Farmland Near Strategic U.S. Airbase

Chinese-Owned Company Buys Up Farmland Near Strategic U.S. Airbase, Alarming Senators https://washingtonstand.com/news/chineseowned-company-buys-up-farmland-near-strategic-us-airbase-alarming-senators

“U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) wrote July 14 to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), expressing concern over ‘Chinese food manufacturer Fufeng Group’s recent purchase of roughly 370 acres of land near Grand Forks, North Dakota.’ … The purchase was strategically located ‘approximately 12 miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base,’ argued the senators, raising concerns ‘that Fufeng operations could provide cover for PRC surveillance or interference with the missions located at that installation, given Fufeng Group’s reported ties to the Chinese Communist Party.’ … ‘Why would we let them come to our own country and buy up precious farmland that we need to feed our folks, [and to] use as exports to feed our allies?’ Perkins asked Cramer. Cramer responded, ‘We shouldn’t.'”


Dutch Farmers Are Rebelling Against ‘Great Reset,’

#Farmers #Netherlands #farms On the Ground With the Farmers Blockade; True Reason Why Elites Plan to Confiscate Land | Trailer https://youtu.be/dTtPrM4NB3U 

“We are in the village of Erbeek in the Netherlands. This is the site of one of several dozen farmers’ protests that have sprung up across the entire country. These are real grassroots protests. They’re not really coordinated and there’s no top-down structure, but they’re just springing up everywhere. They are being initiated by farmers who are seeing new government regulations that are being proposed in the parliament as something of a death sentence for their farms: between 30 percent to 50 percent of farms might actually close down if these regulations go into effect.”


Dutch Farmers Are Rebelling Against ‘Great Reset,’ Politician Says https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/dutch-farmers-are-rebelling-against-great-reset-says-leading-politician_4589421.html

Dutch farmers are fighting the globalist “Great Reset” agenda through their protests against aggressive new government climate policies… ‘the people governing this country are following the script written by the EU, to realize what they call a Great Reset. They want to make us more dependent on international supply chains. They want to weaken Dutch sovereignty and autonomy.’”

Dutch farmers are fighting the globalist “Great Reset” agenda through their protests against aggressive new government climate policies

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/dutch-farmers-are-rebelling-against-great-reset-says-leading-politician_4589421.html

Agenda 2030 – Farming Restrictions – Elite Global Overlords

Alex Newman Explains UN Agenda 2030 Behind Farming RestrictionsREAD THIS FULL ARTICLE! https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/alex-newman-explains-un-agenda-2030-behind-farming-restrictions_4608476.html

“The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for sustainable development informs government policies to restrict farming and transform the food systems in different parts of the world, said Alex Newman, an award-winning international journalist who has covered this issue for over a decade… The 2030 Agenda “covers every element of human life, every element of the economy,” including global wealth redistribution not only within the nations but also among the nations, Newman commented. The Agenda “specifically says that we need to change the way that we consume and produce goods,” he added… Newman said that, in his view, the U.N. ultimately wants to get rid of private land ownership. “We see this all over the world. This is not just happening in the Netherlands… He thinks that a war is taking place against farmers and ranchers, especially those who are independent or those who are not part of the system. “They want to remove small farmers, even medium farmers, from their land, and they want to bring it all under the control of these—I think there’s no other term to describe it—fascistic public-private partnerships.” Newman noted some examples to illustrate his opinion: The Chinese regime forces peasants to move to megacities, farmers are killed in South Africa, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States proposed a new rule that could bankrupt small and medium farmers.

If people want to prevent food supply from being used as a tool to control them, they need to find alternative sources of food locally, Newman said. “You need to have a relationship with the local farmers in your community, get to the local farmers market, deal with the local farmers, come up with some agreement,” such as getting delivery of fresh, seasonal produce from the local farms for 100 bucks a week, he said… “If you have agricultural land, do not sell out to these people. They’re trying to bribe the farmers to leave their land.””


Illinois: Darren Bailey for Governor!

“Friends, this race is about jobs and crime and on those issues voters know JB Pritzker has failed us all. To everyone who feels over-taxed, over-regulated, and ignored by Springfield, I hear you. Because I am you.” https://youtu.be/GW3nCMGfT3Ehttps://baileyforillinois.com

https://baileyforillinois.com

Have You Ever Heard of Unobtanium?? https://youtu.be/bOUUk5REbiU


“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…

Armed Citizen Response in 15 Seconds, Police Response Over One Hour!

They chose new gods; Then there was war in the gates; Not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.” Judges 5:8 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jdg.5.8.NKJV

When the men of a nation turn away from God they also tend to turn away from their responsibility to defend their families, communities, and nation! It’s a “moral vanity” as Jack Carr has labeled it (https://a.co/bgOdVwy). “Not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.”

Deborah was mocking the men of Israel after God gave her the victory! “for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Judges 4:9 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jdg.4.9.NKJV

# Trained Men 
“he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them” Genesis 14:14 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.14.14.ESV

Indiana hero stops mass shooting in 15 seconds!

Be armed, get trained, and be prepared to protect your loved ones and community from psychopaths!

We need hundreds of equipped and trained God fearing men in every home and public setting! “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jhn.15.13.NKJV

Indiana hero stops mass shooting in 15 seconds! https://notthebee.com/article/update-indiana-police-say-good-guy-with-a-gun-stopped-mall-shooter-in-15-seconds-with-10-rounds

Greenwood Park Mall Shooting Destroys Gun Control Narrative Exercising Constitutional Carry https://youtu.be/8I_6TPWcFu0


Yes, Elisjsha Dicken Is a Good Samaritan — and He Deserves a Medal https://stream.org/yes-elisjsha-dicken-is-a-good-samaritan-and-he-deserves-a-medal/ 

“Elisjsha Dicken did not escalate anything; in fact, he dramatically and decisively de-escalated it in the only possible way, given the circumstances… [reject] radically pacifist or “namby-pamby” view of Jesus — the view that he would never endorse an act of violence for any purpose, even if it’s necessary to save lives. It implies that Elisjsha Dicken should have run for cover and allowed the Greenwood shooter to kill another dozen or two people. That’s wrong, if not downright blasphemous… When Elisjsha Dicken pulled out his gun to stop a shooting spree, he had every reason to believe he might attract the shooter’s aim and be killed himself. Fortunately, he was not, and he is among the living whose lives he saved. If Elisjsha Dicken had been killed, the rest of us could at least take comfort in the words of Jesus as quoted in John 15:13. ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ Elisjsha Dicken is not only a Good Samaritan. He’s a very good one. Give him a medal.


Hero Stops Mass Shooter And People Are Complaining About It? (Indiana Shooting) https://youtu.be/Nh9FAe1uf84


Bonus: Heroic Bystander Shoots Attacker in Jerusalem After Israeli Man Wounded in Terrorist Stabbing

Heroic Bystander Shoots Attacker in Jerusalem After Israeli Man Wounded in Terrorist Stabbing http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2022/july/israeli-man-moderately-wounded-in-jerusalem-stabbing-attack 

“Israeli police say a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a man on a bus in Jerusalem on Tuesday before being shot dead by a bystander… A Ynet news photographer shot the alleged attacker before officers arrived at the scene.

“’I got out of the car, loaded my gun and realized it was a terror attack. The stabber came to me, I did not hesitate and fired one bullet at him. I heard him praying in Arabic,’ Meshi Ben Ami told the Kan public broadcaster.”


Christian men and the primal task to protect spouses and children
Christian men, you can NOT outsource your duty to protect your family. Period.
https://ministry.family.blog/2022/05/27/christian-men-and-the-primal-task-to-protect-spouses-and-children/

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Uvalde Update: Over one hour to stop the mass shooter!

There must be, at least, a discussion about the corrupt incompetence of the response to the Uvalde school shooting! Really, an investigation into how a police force can fail so badly. It wouldn’t hurt to question the mental stability of school officials that think a no-guns sticker has the force, power, or magic to stop murderers from entering!

However, let’s not disregard two spiritual components:

First, As noted above, when men turn away from God, they tend to turn away from the duty to protect. It’s a “moral vanity” as Jack Carr has labeled it (https://a.co/bgOdVwy). Judges 5:8 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jdg.5.8.NKJV

Second, Hired hands have no skin in the game. In other words, depending on a stranger to protect your loved ones is not a good idea. You are the good shepherd of your flock. Protect them. John 10:13-14 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jhn.10.13-14.NKJV

Cowardice and lack of training are not the same — THERE IS NO EXCUSE https://youtu.be/u_f6lvwVyfE 

“The facts are disturbing. The level of cowardice and incompetence displayed keeps getting worse. Something needs to change. Stay tuned.”

Language Alert – possibly warranted give the situation.

https://youtu.be/u_f6lvwVyfE?t=5755 closing thoughts, defund the police?, BLM…

https://youtu.be/u_f6lvwVyfE?t=6046 can’t outsource security!

Uvalde update : You were wrong https://youtu.be/xrCMWXfvAzU


Security footage from the Uvalde school just dropped. Watch cops run away from the shooter and scroll through phones while kids were getting shot https://notthebee.com/article/heres-the-security-footage-inside-the-uvalde-school-watch-as-cops-run-away-from-the-shooter-and-casually-use-their-phones-while-little-kids-got-shot

Exclusive: Watch Uvalde school shooting video obtained by Statesman showing police response https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2022/07/12/uvalde-school-shooting-video-of-robb-elementary-shows-police-response/65370384007/

“57 minutes after the gunman entered the school, and 54 minutes after police arrived INSIDE, law enforcement still held back. This is all you can expect for your protection if anti-gunners get their way.” https://twitter.com/gunowners/status/1547004000893124610?s=21&t=yXhW4lbvi3o57RpAp9JRxw


May God have mercy on us!


“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…

Reading List: Who Will Be Your God? Don’t Let Them Take Your Worship! Free College? Church of Cowards, Power Shortages


# Make Disciples of all Nations
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.28.18-20.ESV

Tucker on Christianity and Politics | Doug Wilson
https://youtu.be/t92Mt2tMkLE 

“In this episode of Doug Reacts, Pastor Doug Wilson reacts to a video from Tucker Carlson talking about Christianity and politics. What happens when men try to replace God?


The battle for middle earth!

Who will be your god? The state, or God Almighty the Maker of heaven and earth? … choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”” Joshua 24:15 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jos.24.15.NKJV

Do not worship man or depend on the government, “Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.”, “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord.”
Psalms 146:3 NKJV, Psalms 4:5 NKJV

Don’t Let Them Take Your Worship – The Gospel in The Government w/ Jarrin Jackson
https://crosspolitic.com/podcast/dont-let-them-take-your-worship-the-gospel-in-the-government-w-jarrin-jackson/ 

Excellent episode! The second segment (16 minutes) is a must listen! I mean it, the second segment is HOT! Praise God!

Don’t let them take your worship! “Totalitarianism has no brakes and when they insist on saving us from gun violence, they will not stop until we bow the knee to their statist savior complex…” worship is our warfare!

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“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” II Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/2co.10.4-5.NKJV

# Work and Keep 
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV

Free Education: NSA vs. Biden
https://youtu.be/5GlV10cVYEo


Why life without covenant = clown world 
https://notes.itsgoodtobeaman.com/why-life-without-covenant-clown-world/

“Our rebellion against covenant is catastrophic, because covenants are foundational in every realm of society. Though we tend to notice only those which are explicitly cut between two parties, covenants are actually everywhere—they are just mostly natural or implicit… Having disposed of covenant heads—fathers—we have replaced them with celebrities and comedians—clowns—which is why we are now living in Clown World… But a supernatural work is required to knit together an entire society that has rebelled against nature itself. It ultimately requires that our various covenant heads—fathers, pastors, leaders, rulers—be joined themselves to a greater Head: the Lord Jesus.”

Since a supernatural work is required, there are really only three things we can do: [1]  Pray for God to work. [2]  Preach the gospel of the kingdom to every living being, so that when he works, all can repent and turn and be joined together and healed in his Head. [3]  Participate in covenant life ourselves, working out our salvation in fear and trembling, abiding in our Head by practicing the holiness without which no one will see God (John 15:5–10; Heb 12:14).”

““I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing… If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” John 15:5, 7-8 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/jhn.15.5-8.NKJV

Church of Cowards? America’s founders did not avoid “being political.” “… as Sir Thomas Moore pointed out, “Silence gives consent”—if one doesn’t say anything about the horrific trends of the day, he is silently giving approval.”
https://amgreatness.com/2022/05/29/church-of-cowards/

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.” Isaiah 59:14 HCSB https://bible.com/bible/72/isa.59.14.HCSB 

Psalms 149:6-9 (NASB)
[6] Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
[7] To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
[8] To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
[9] To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the LORD!

# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.2.1-4.ESV

Special Focus: Warnings of Power Shortages Summer 2022 https://ministry.family.blog/2022/06/01/special-focus-warnings-of-power-shortages-summer-2022/ 

What plans does your household, church, and community have in place to thrive and serve?

“Possible summertime rolling blackouts a concern for Illinois manufacturers… A leading advocate for Illinois manufacturers is worried about price hikes and energy shortages this summer and into the future.  ‘There is going to be a capacity shortage and we’ve seen warnings from utilities and regional grid operators talking about potentially rolling brownouts as soon as this summer,’ said Mark Denzler, president and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association…”

“Energy experts warn of price increases for Central Illinoisans… During Tuesday’s Peoria City Council meeting, a representative with the consulting firm Good Energy sounded the alarm on rising energy prices for Central Illinoisans. It’s a nationwide issue that’s been impacted by factors such as inflation and renewable energy not filling the gap left by fossil fuel plants that have closed or preparing to close… As power supply issues persist, Ameren Illinois said customers will see about a $500 dollar increase a year in their energy bills, beginning in June.”

Scream Loudly and Carry No Stick at All
https://www.castlereport.us/scream-loudly-and-carry-no-stick-at-all/

“Darrell Castle talks about President Biden’s commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Naval Academy last Friday and how his address reflects American foreign policy and the future service of those young Navy Ensigns and Marine Second Lieutenants as they go forth to project American power around the world.”

“I will wager that every high-ranking Chinese Naval Officer along with the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party is sane. They may imprison millions, they may persecute religious minorities, they may harvest organs from political dissidents, but they are solidly sane. I will surmise that not a single one of them thinks that a man can get pregnant, or that a man can become a woman just by thinking about it…Meanwhile back in the real world of ordinary people, here are some other thoughts he could have mentioned. Food prices were 9.4% higher in April 2022 than in April 2021—the largest annual increase in 41 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics grocery prices were up 10.8% for the year. The AAA reports that gas prices are setting all time highs across the nation just in time for the summer driving season. Because of the lack of fertilizer and increased diesel prices, farmers are telling us food prices are going to double by October. Finally, folks, does anybody have an answer or does anybody even care that we are on an intentional track to national poverty? The President says we are in a transition to a new way of life that will be better. But Mr. President the people have no bread. During the transition, let them eat cake.”

“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…

Special Focus: Warnings of Power Shortages Summer 2022

# Work and Keep 
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV

What plans does your household, church, and community have in place to thrive and serve?

Possible summertime rolling blackouts a concern for Illinois manufacturers https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/possible-summertime-rolling-blackouts-a-concern-for-illinois-manufacturers/article_e5f418ea-d798-11ec-80d6-af0dfcdb450b.html

“A leading advocate for Illinois manufacturers is worried about price hikes and energy shortages this summer and into the future.  ‘There is going to be a capacity shortage and we’ve seen warnings from utilities and regional grid operators talking about potentially rolling brownouts as soon as this summer,’ said Mark Denzler, president and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association… Denzler said the energy available, especially in downstate areas, is shrinking due to last year’s Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which pledged to eliminate Illinois fossil fuel power plants by 2045. ‘The state of Illinois is telling these traditional power generators, ‘You’re no longer welcome in Illinois and we’re going to close you down by a certain date,’’ Denzler said. ‘So what’s happened is those companies said, ‘If we’re going to have to close down, why would we invest hundreds of millions of dollars in these facilities? We’re simply going to close them early.’’”

Energy experts warn of price increases for Central Illinoisans https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/energy-experts-warn-of-price-increases-for-central-illinoisans/

“As the summer approaches, energy experts are warning the community about increased energy prices that are on the horizon. During Tuesday’s Peoria City Council meeting, a representative with the consulting firm Good Energy sounded the alarm on rising energy prices for Central Illinoisans. It’s a nationwide issue that’s been impacted by factors such as inflation and renewable energy not filling the gap left by fossil fuel plants that have closed or preparing to close… As power supply issues persist, Ameren Illinois said customers will see about a $500 dollar increase a year in their energy bills, beginning in June.”

“EIA WARNS OF FUEL SHORTAGES: The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that oil refinery capacity is likely to top out this summer, limiting production of gasoline and diesel. Meanwhile, as we reported earlier in the year, fuel inventories remain low, especially on the East Coast where fuel shortages are now expected. There are so far unconfirmed reports of East Coast truck stops running out of diesel. – M.S.”

EIA WARNS OF FUEL SHORTAGES, DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling, Shocking video of mass shooting in Chicago, Boeing is pulling its headquarters out of Chicago, A Chicago gang leader was released early from federal prison, CDC Tracked Millions of Americans’ Phones, Including at Church https://ministry.family.blog/2022/05/18/reading-list-family-worship-education-bitcoin-knife-fighting-food-shortage-chicago-crime-big-brother-is-watching-you/#tyranny

Reading List: End of Roe v Wade? Voter Guide, Homeschool Awakening, War Belts, Threats to Food supply, Summer of ANTIFA love ready to begin in Chicago

“Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god…”  they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered…And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”” 1 Kings 18:25-27 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1ki.18.25-27.ESV

# Make Disciples of all Nations
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.28.18-20.ESV

Essential Prayers for Life
https://ministry.family.blog/2020/05/13/essential-prayers-for-life/ 

Prayer walk – March for Life Resources https://ministry.family.blog/2021/01/26/prayer-walk-march-for-life-resources-1-29-2021/

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

# Work and Keep 
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV

The full 20-page version of the IFI 2022 Primary Election Voter Guide is available HERE. You will not find this information anywhere else! https://illinoisfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/VG_2022_20-pages.pdf


The Way to Win (and Not Lose) | Jared Longshore https://youtu.be/0j7aLA3sL0s

“In this episode of Reformation & Revival, Jared Longshore discusses the biblical way to win (and not lose). It may come as a surprise to some of you, but the goal is not merely to play the game. The goal is to win the game.” Check out “Eve in Exile,” available May 6th https://eveinexile.com/ 


Kirk Cameron says public schools have become ‘public enemy No. 1,’ calls for Americans to put their faith in a ‘homeschool awakening’ in new documentary https://www.theblaze.com/news/kirk-cameron-says-public-schools-have-become-public-enemy-no-1-calls-for-americans-to-put-their-faith-in-a-homeschool-awakening-in-new-documentary?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

“‘The public school system, unfortunately, has not been working with us, but actively working against us,’ Cameron declared. ‘In my opinion, the public school system has become public enemy No. 1. We need to take back the education of our children because whoever controls the textbooks controls the future,’ the popular actor said. ‘Whoever’s shaping the hearts and minds and souls of our children will determine whether or not we live in a free country.‘“

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK | Kirk Cameron Presents: The Home School Awakening | Exclusively In Theaters https://youtu.be/94FIq8bN3cw

“Families across the nation are experiencing the homeschool awakening, taking advantage of the freedom and opportunities for self-discovery — with the world as their classroom. Join award-winning actor, Kirk Cameron, as he dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into learning. The Homeschool Awakening explores the ins, outs, and honest answers to homeschooling’s most frequently asked questions.”


All education is religious! 

Canon Press: Get Your Kids Out of Government Schools | Doug Wilson and Ben Merkle https://youtu.be/_xx84042zd4 

“In this clip from Man Rampant, Pastor Doug Wilson and Ben Merkle, president of New Saint Andrews College,  discuss why you should get your kids out of government schools.”


Order of Man: Homeschooling Myths Busted https://youtu.be/PvfmYooRnj8 

“In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FOUR common myths about homeschool and why you should not let them stand in you way.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.”
1. You as a parent aren’t qualified to teach
2. The kids won’t be socialized
3. They won’t be exposed to new ideas
4. We don’t have the time or money to homeschool


# Trained Men 
“he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them” Genesis 14:14 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.14.14.ESV

WAY EASIER! – Malice Clip Install – estacc KYWIs and Tactical Tailor https://youtu.be/bBXWMxQt9vU 

“This is the easiest way to use malice clips to mount gear to your MOLLE platforms. Taking the kydex out of the estacc KYWIs makes this WAY EASIER. Malice clips are great for mounting MOLLE and PALS compatible gear to belts, bags, and rigs. In this video, Mac runs through a quick guide on how to use Malice Clips to mount MOLLE and PALS gear and provides an example of this by mounting an esstac KYWI mag pouch to a TRex Arms Orion Belt.”


Warrior Poet Society: How I Setup my War Belt https://youtu.be/1vHA8VE5Rg4 

“The Warrior Poet War Belt / range belt / battle belt by blue alpha gear with esstac kywi mag holsters a med kit IFAK by blue force gear, a t-rex arms ragnarok holster, glock 19, bcm rifle with ranger proof scope. The blue alpha gear range belt comes with an inner belt lined with velcro so you can take the outer belt with its accessories on and off quickly. The belt is lightweight, tough, and does not cost as much as similar belts. Also shooting the RAVEN fast stand.”  Blue Alpha / Warrior Poet BELT Links:  https://warriorpoetsupplyco.com/belts 


The FieldCraft Survival Channel: If your job requires you to carry, do yourself a favor… https://youtu.be/kJRWtC-QbH8 

TRAINED men! Get fighting fit! Train! You can’t out source your personal security. “You are your own first response!” – “You need to save your own [butt]!”

“On this episode, Fieldcraft Survival’s CEO Mike Glover reacts to real-world self defense scenarios and breaks it down in a way that’s beneficial for you, the audience.”


Watch this wicked fast gunslinger take on four armed robbers inside his store and survive to tell the tale https://notthebee.com/article/watch-this-wicked-fast-gunslinger-take-on-four-armed-robbers-inside-his-store-and-survive-to-tell-the-tale

Colion Noir: Florida Sheriff Says Homeowners Can Save Taxpayers Money by Shooting Intruders https://youtu.be/uZ7rO1w9HXc

“Your home is your sanctuary; it’s the one place where you go to get rest, peace, and security. I have zero tolerance for anyone who disrupts that by invading my home. It should be understood that if you invade someone’s home, you will likely be shot. If there are no severe consequences for such extreme actions, it just encourages criminals to do more. Invading homes should be seen as risky business to criminals, and the way you do that is by doing exactly what this sheriff said… A government that genuinely cares about the safety of its people will empower them, but a government that cares about control will make its people dependent on its power.”


Burglary Prevention 101: Home Burglary Statistics That Could Save Your Life https://warriorpoetsupplyco.com/blog/burglary-prevention-101-home-burglary-statistics-that-could-save-your-life/

“Home security is really not optional nowadays… 1.4 million — that’s the average number of homes broken into every year—that’s 1 every 13 seconds… 88% of all burglaries (home and otherwise) are residential… A Burglar’s Favorite Entry Points… The Front Door 34%… A First-Floor Window 23%… The Back Door 22%… 65% of the time they strike 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a strong preference for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. window… 30% of the time a victim is present… Get A Home Security and Surveillance System. This makes you 300% less likely to become a victim of burglary (and, of course, 300% more likely if you don’t have one).”

# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.2.1-4.ESV

Firefighters Respond to Industrial Fire at Perdue Farms Food Processing Facility https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/firefighters-respond-to-industrial-fire-at-perdue-farms-food-processing-facility_4441283.html

“First responders responded to an industrial fire that threatened a Perdue Farms facility in Virginia over the past weekend, according to a local fire department… The fire comes in the midst of heightened awareness about fires and explosions reported at food processing plants across the United States, which were notably highlighted in a Tucker Carlson segment last month… So far, at least 16 food processing plants in the United States have been damaged or destroyed by fires since November 2021.”

Antifa mob hurls smoke bombs at crowd of Republicans in Portland including children and old people, leaving two injured https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10772599/Republicans-Portland-rallying-fund-police-hit-smoke-bombs.html

“A black-clad Antifa mob in Prtland launched smoke bombs, paint, fireworks and rocks at Republicans supporting an Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate who were demanding law and order be returned to the crime-plagued city. Video shows the intimidating group waving black flags and lobbing smoke bombs at the conservative crowd, which included children and elderly people, during the rally near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street on Saturday.”

Summer of ANTIFA love ready to begin…

“Chicago: #Antifa have announced a direct action in Federal Plaza for Saturday, May 7 at 12 p.m. They explicitly warn against “peace police,” e.g. people who try to stop them from being violent.” https://twitter.com/mrandyngo/status/1522377099130150913?s=21&t=WHa86lzMDML1JHPibbmZLQ

“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…

Reading List: Produce Culture, Student Loans, Peoria Violence increasing with the temperature, Ministry of Truth

# Make Disciples of all Nations
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.28.18-20.ESV

Eschatology has implications https://notes.itsgoodtobeaman.com/eschatology-has-implications/

“… most Christians are content to consume a slightly cleaner version of the culture being produced by the liberals. This is why we are losing the “culture war.” We consume, but we don’t produce… Theology has consequences for practice. But practice also has consequences for theology. When a nation of professed Christians are largely engaged in consuming and defending paganism against those who would see Christ’s kingdom replace it in the public square…it is reasonable to make some inferences about what they truly belief, and where their loyalties really lie… Even if you think we’re supposed to lose the culture war, do you think you are supposed to lose the culture war in your own home, with your own children? Or how about in your church? Is your pastor supposed to lose the culture war in his own church? What about Christian business owners? Should they lose the culture war in the businesses they run? Work out the implications for yourself. You can see both the problems and benefits of your particular theology when you scale it down to a personal, household, and vocational level.”

“I’m not suggesting removing any and all secular songs from your playlist (had to get that out there first), but you know better than anyone, dear Christian, how the music you listen to affects and influences the way you think—for better or worse (1 Corinthians 6:12).” https://twitter.com/d_b_harrison/status/1518744654337830912?s=21&t=AuyyHC3laW7uBJS7821RsA

““All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.6.12.ESV

# Work and Keep
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4:28

For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is … covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians 5:5

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you… For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-11

Student Loans: Be honest, what are you really asking for? Aren’t you really asking, out of jealousy, for the government to steal what you covet to give to you in the form of free education? Do not be fooled by the false hope and idolatry of socialism! https://ministry.family.blog/america/socialism-marxism-communism/

8. You must not steal. (Exodus 20:15)
Do not take what is not yours. According to Martin Luther, “We must fear and love God, so that we will neither take our neighbor’s money or property, nor acquire it by fraud or by selling him poorly made products, but will help him improve and protect his property and career.”

10. You must not covet or desire your neighbor’s belongings. (Exodus 20:17)
Be happy with what God has provided for you and never want what belongs to others out of envy. “Have I looked with envy, jealousy or hatred toward the possessions, talents or achievements of others? Have I desired the downfall or loss of others out of evil intent that I might benefit? Have I grieved that God has bestowed greater blessings on others than on me?”

# Trained Men
“he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them” Genesis 14:14 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.14.14.ESV

Florida Sheriff: “We Prefer” Homeowners Shoot Burglars To “Save Taxpayer Money” https://www.zerohedge.com/political/florida-sheriff-we-prefer-homeowners-shoot-burglars-save-taxpayer-money

Warning! In the land of the subjects of the State of Illinois this does not apply.

“Homeowners under attack by a burglar don’t need to retreat or try to escape but rather stand their ground, and, if necessary, use deadly force. This is what a Florida sheriff told residents… “If somebody’s breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County, and we prefer that you do actually,” Johnson said.”

# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.2.1-4.ESV

“Pritzker believes allowing children under 12 years old to receive an abortion without notifying parents is protecting rights. The only thing he’s protecting is sexual predators and human traffickers. As Governor, I’ll restore parental notification and protect our children.” Darren Bailey for Illinois https://baileyforillinois.com/ | https://twitter.com/darrenbaileyil?s=21&t=AuyyHC3laW7uBJS7821RsA

One arrested after stabbing in Peoria https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/one-arrested-after-stabbing-in-peoria/

“Peoria police have made an arrest after a stabbing incident near Bigelow Street and Nebraska Avenue at 1:55 p.m. Monday. According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Semone Roth, two men got into a confrontation, and one man stabbed the other in the back.”

1 person dead, another wounded in overnight shooting https://www.hoiabc.com/2022/04/27/large-peoria-police-presence-west-wiswall-street/

“Peoria Police said one person was killed and another person wounded in an overnight shooting. Police spokesperson Semone Roth said officers were called about 11:55 p.m. Tuesday to a pair of back-to-back ShotSpotter alerts at West Wiswall Street and South Madison Park Terrace. Roth said a male victim was killed and another male was taken to an area hospital. That person’s condition was not immediately available.”

Cars crash in Peoria after shots are fired https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/cars-crash-in-peoria-after-shots-are-fired/

“Shots were fired at the intersection of E. Corrington Avenue and N. Wisconsin Avenue at approximately 8:15 p.m. Thursday, leading to a car crash.”

Lauren Boebert leads effort to defund Biden Administration’s ‘disinformation’ board https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lauren-boebert-defund-disinformation-board

Big Brother’s Ministry of Truth!

“Boebert’s legislation would defund the “Disinformation Governance Board” and ensure the federal government doesn’t have role in defining what truth is for the American people. “This kind of stuff is terrifying. We in Congress have the power of the purse. It is our duty to shut down this department immediately,” Boebert told Fox News Digital Friday in an interview.”

“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 

“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.

https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/


The latest Gabs from Mick Dobra (@mickdobra). Glorify God, share the Gospel, protect your family…