Household Prayer – 3/30/2021

“For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.””

‭Genesis‬ ‭18:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/gen.18.19.esv

Brothers, today I’m praying for our households. Praying that we would be set apart and dependent on the Lord in community with our church, including our CC community.

The link below is a video reviewing the diary of a young man and his household from the 1800s with a lesson for us as men today. I find it fascinating and inspiring. My personal family vision is to leave a Godly legacy. Working that out over the last 16 years has evolved into the practical theology of building a Godly household. I’ve spent the last 2-3 years considering what a Godly household is from Scripture. Some thoughts on it are to be “set apart” (holy, set apart for God) and “dependent on no one” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12). To be builders and producers. To be fruitful, fill the earth, and take dominion (Gen. 1:28; Gen. 2:15; Gen. 14:4; Gen. 18:19; Jeremiah 29:4-7; Matt. 28:18-20). I have a long way to go. I hope the video is encouraging to you as well.

Household: (Hebrew: bayit) family, estate, dynasty, armory, clan, strong fortress.

Economy: Latin from the Greek oikonomia, oikos: household, nemein: manage, or household management.

youtu.be/AeJYrkxY74s

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

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

Warrior Poet NETWORK – https://www.watchWPSN.com​ 
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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!!

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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/

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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

youtu.be/9035xl529Gs

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

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

Household Prayer 1/19/2021





Brothers, here are some thoughts from last Saturday’s prayer meeting to pray about this week.

Pray that we have our minds set on Christ and have peace in the Lord whatever may come. Christ is Lord of everything! He has purpose in everything. Pray for gravitas! Strong confidence in the Lord! “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” Proverbs‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/pro.14.26.esv

Pray that we would have eternity in mind as we instruct and disciple our children, preparing them for the future. Mindful that in God’s providence our children were born for this moment!

Pray for a strong finish to this semester, and pray for planning that has already begun for next year. Pray that we will have all the tutors and directors that we need.

And lastly, pray that we would develop deep discipleship relationships and that we would be merry and rejoice in the work of ministry God has given us. We will need one another and the community of the Church built on the truth of God to stand strong against the cultural currents of the world.

Be merry warriors! “God put dragons in the world so that we could fight them, and we should fight dragons with shouts of joy.” – Pastor Doug Wilson 2020 Fight, Laugh, Feast conference

Read Nehemiah 8:9-10

“And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.””

Nehemiah 8:9-10 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/neh.8.9-10.esv

What then shall we do?

““Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.4.esv

Fear God more than man. Confess and Repent of any sin including complacency or apathy.

Build Godly Households!

Be builders and makers. Be ready to be holy, set apart and independent, from the pagan culture around you.

“Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.”
Jeremiah‬ ‭29:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.5.esv

Be fruitful and leave a Godly legacy.

“Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.”
Jeremiah‬ ‭29:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.6.esv

Instruct your children!

Prepare them to be the leaders, witnesses, disciple makers of the future!

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
Psalm‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/psa.127.3-5.esv

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/deu.6.6-7.esv

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” ‭‭
Ephesians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/eph.6.4.esv

The Church that will survive in Babylon

The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness by Erwin W. Lutzer
https://a.co/5yok0Rt

  • People, not buildings.
  • Community not crowds.
  • Training not just telling. True Jesus discipleship: “come follow me” Doing life and ministry together.
  • Prayer not programs.
  • Hard truths not just positive suggestions. (Acts 17:1-10, 1 Peter 4:14, 2 Tim. 3:12, Heb. 10:32-36)
  • Christ is head of the church! (Rev. 2:10)

“Go and make disciples!”

Christians must be about making disciples. It isn’t a debatable matter. Speak truth in love.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/mat.28.19-20.esv

  • Reach the lost and equip the saints for the work of ministry. (Eph. 4:12)
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom must be proclaimed to the world. (Matt. 24:14)
  • Speak the truth in love. (Gal. 6:1, Eph. 4:11-15)
  • Study and proclaim the pure Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-8), contend for the faith against false gospels. (Jude)
  • Focus on Jesus. Reenchant the world with God’s truth and grace. (Matt. 4:18-30, Matt. 5:11-16, Matt. 28:18-20)

Be joyful in the fight!

Our King has won! He is on His throne! We are His ambassadors in this fallen world. So rejoice! Even if it feels like we are losing some political or cultural battle, rejoice!

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭19:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/rev.19.6-7.esv

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 1/12/21


2018 Ark Encounter

Hey brothers, this week as CC is back in 2nd semester let’s spend some time praying for our wives and all the homeschooling moms in our community. Pray that they never diminish the eternal kingdom building role they are playing. Pray that they have energy, peace, and wisdom. Encourage them with these words…

“If you are a mother, don’t ever say, “I am just a housewife, I’m just a mom.” As a mother, you are shaping and instructing the children God has entrusted to you. You are raising them to know and serve God. You are training the next generation of Christian leaders. Moreover, you have a ministry to other mothers… You have much more influence for Christ than you probably realize. If you make yourself available to him, you will be like Nehemiah, doing a great work.”

God, Help Me Rebuild My Broken World: Fortifying Your Faith in Difficult Times (Leading the Way Through the Bible) by Michael Youssef https://a.co/5zeZMyX

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 1/5/2021



Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood summer 2020

Happy new year, Brothers! Had a great sermon at Bethany Baptist to kick the new year off, we have a mission: to be Jesus’ witnesses to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8). As an adult convert, 18 years ago now, I contemplated “if I am ‘saved’, why am I still here in this fallen world?” The answer is there in Acts 1:8 as Jesus left His disciples behind, “you will be my witnesses… to the end of the earth.” So today I am praying for each of you and your families and for our CC community, that we would actually be witnesses sharing the truth and grace of our King Jesus Christ, and that we would find fulfillment and joy in our mission, that we would pass it on to our children as we disciple and educate them, and as we prepare them to be Jesus’ witnesses in an increasingly dark culture. Read Acts 1:1-8

Why is the culture becoming so dark? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn summarized “the reason for the Russian Revolution that resulted in the slaughter of 60 million people” as “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” (The Forgotten God)

As America has watched protests, riots, and calls for revolution in the streets of many cities over the last few months, political pundits, Christian leaders, and regular, peace-loving citizens have entertained the same question of “why is this happening.” None of the proposed answers, from “because of systemic racism,” to “it’s the voice of the unheard,” to “disenfranchisement,” have come close to the profound, simple accuracy of the explanation offered by Solzhenitsyn.

America has forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened…

May the Lord impress on His people once again our desperate need to know Him and make Him known in these increasingly godless days.

The Forgotten God https://founders.org/2020/10/03/the-forgotten-god/

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly for the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37-38

The Church is not in a losing battle, on the defensive, in retreat. Rather, the church is laying siege to the kingdom of Satan. The Church is on the offensive. The ladders are at the walls, the battering ram is at the gates, and we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that those gates will not stand. A Christian victory is inevitable.

The Inevitability of a Christian Victory https://founders.org/2019/12/16/the-inevitability-of-a-christian-victory/

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

Biblical Patriot Resources and Action Oriented Organizations

Posted: 2020-12-30 | Updated: 2020-12-30

Biblical, Educational, Constitutional, and Action Oriented Organizations

  1. Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you.
  2. Ministry, education, news and political organizations to follow. Use email lists and alternative platforms to ensure you get updates that might be censored on “big tech” and mainstream media. 
  3. Organizations, leaders, and movements to follow to be informed, educated, and potentially organize and take action.

They may not always meet the “big tech” user standards, but they will better meet free speech, truth, justice, and liberty standards.

Also, this isn’t to abandon “big tech.” Stay and engage there. But this is to make sure you aren’t having your preferred media censored and having algorithms decide what you should see to re-orient your thinking toward approved thinking.

Also, making the list does not imply full endorsement. I may generally agree and think it’s worthy without giving 100% blind support.

Who: Illinois Family Institute

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues in Illinois. Issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Ministry dedicated to upholding and re-affirming marriage, family, life and liberty in Illinois.” (Tough battle in Illinois, and they have always stood firm)
https://illinoisfamily.org
https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/register (subscribe for emails)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/why-many-americans-want-to-secede-from-progressivism-pssst-look-at-the-bidens/

Who: Founders Ministries

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Founders Ministries is committed to encouraging the recovery of the gospel and the biblical reformation of local churches.” 
https://founders.org (subscribe for emails bottom of home page)
The Sword & the Trowel
“The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore. New episodes every Tuesday.”
https://founders.org/the-sword-the-trowel/

Who: CrossPolitic

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media.
“CrossPolitic (Christ over politics) mixes the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into muddle America. We are a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.”
https://crosspolitic.com
Daily News Brief: https://crosspolitic.com/series/daily-news-brief/
CrossPolitic show: https://crosspolitic.com/series/crosspolitic-show/

Who: Warrior Poet Society

What: Defender/Protector 2nd Amendment education and entertainment.
“We believe there are Warrior Poets everywhere and they have spanned the centuries. It is our sincere hope that this special community of like-minded individuals will continue to grow and effect change for the better. We want Warrior Poets in our police departments, all across our military, as federal agents, in the workplace, in EMS, in our churches, and in our universities. It is our passion and conviction to use our minds and bodies to protect others, which will make our communities and our world a safer place.” 
https://warriorpoetsociety.us 
They started their own content network since big tech was deplatorming 2nd Amendment content
https://www.watchwpsn.com 

Who: Gun Owners of America

What: “The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington” – Ron Paul
https://gunowners.org 

Who: Family Research Council

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life.”
https://www.frc.org 

Who: Free Territory Alliance

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Jonathan T Gilliam, US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent, The EXPERTS podcast!
Free Territory Alliance “This Patriotic Alliance Is Going Viral! Finally, the Free Territory Alliance is up and it’s going viral fast.  Gilliam explains it here and gives a recap of what occurred in DC last weekend.”
Explanation: https://youtu.be/Tts25StEWwM 
https://www.freeterritoryalliance.com
Author of “Sheep no More” (good book, I read it and used it) https://www.amazon.com/Sheep-No-More-Awareness-Survival/dp/1682616045/ 

Who: ConnectZing (Facebook style without the left leaning censorship.)

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. ConnectZing is the social media network built by American Patriots who know what it means to fight for Freedom…
https://www.connectzing.com 
My profile: https://www.connectzing.com/profile/1448 
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine 1777
ConnectZing Team “Drago Dzieran: Thomas ‘Drago’ Dzieran was born in Poland while under communist rule and later spent time in a communist gulag as a political prisoner for his activism against Communism. Drago immigrated to the United States in 1984, and became a US citizen in 1991… He enlisted in the Navy in 1991, Graduated from SEAL Training, BUD/S class 185, and was assigned to SEAL Team 2. Drago performed over 100 combat Direct Action missions while deployed to Iraq on multiple combat tours as the Naval Special Warfare Lead Breacher. For his service in combat Drago was awarded Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, in addition to other various awards and decorations.”
https://www.connectzing.com/pages/AboutConnectZing 

Who: ProtonMail

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. Secure Email Based in Switzerland
https://protonmail.com 

Who: Parler

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots.”
https://parler.com 
My Profile: @MickDobra https://parler.com/profile/MickDobra/posts 

Who: The Castle Report podcast

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. Christian constitutionalist political and cultural perspective and leadership.
Darrell Castle – “Memphis attorney and former USMC Officer. 2008 Constitution Party Vice-presidential Candidate, running mate of Chuck Baldwin. 2016 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate.”
https://www.castlereport.us

Who: Pastor Dan Fisher

What: Education on Christian liberty and leadership. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment
https://www.danfisherbrr.com 
https://www.danfisherbrr.com/about 
https://www.facebook.com/DanFisherOK/ 
“A large portion of our country’s citizens want to turn our American Republic into something you are NOT going to like. Are you going to just stand by and allow it to happen?  How many liberties are you willing to forfeit?  I’m calling for a political separation, just as Thomas Jefferson did in the Declaration of Independence.”  Listen to the full message here https://fb.watch/2fDvnCaFF6/

Who: KrisAnn Hall 

What: Education and constitutional perspective on issues. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “a biochemist, Russian linguist for the US Army, and a prosecutor for the State of Florida. KrisAnne also practiced First Amendment Law for a prominent national non-profit Law firm.”
Podcast, Training, Liberty First University 
https://krisannehall.com (listen to podcast) https://krisannehall.com/index.php/liberty-first-university 
NonCompliant Movie https://noncompliantmovie.com 

Who: Tom DeWeese, APC President

What: If you are ready to actually start locally and take action, this is the program. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “The American Policy Center is one of the original organizations to dedicate its mission to stopping the enforcement of Agenda 21 in order to preserve American property rights.” 
https://americanpolicy.org 
Webinars: Webinar #1 – Know Your Enemy
Webinar #2 – How to Become A Citizen Ninja! 
Webinar #3 – If You Don’t Stand Up Then You’re What’s for Dinner! 
Webinar #4 – Building a Legislative Liberty Coalition.
Webinar #5 Think Locally, Act Locally! 
Webinar #6 – If Biden wins?  If Trump wins?  How do we effectively respond?

Who: Anita Untersee

What: Revelation Movies and Patriot Action Plan 2021.
They are putting Tom DeWeese’s Liberty Pods into practice.
https://revelationmovies.com 
You’re invited to participate as a founding member on the ground level of the Patriot Action Plan. Our founders had the Committees of Safety, and we are forming the modern day equivalent. 
https://patriotparty.live/join/ 
https://suchatime.us 

Who: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

What: His end of day report if very informative. pro-family, pro-life political action committee
https://www.cwfpac.com 
End of Day report https://www.cwfpac.com/EODSubscribe

Who: Institute on the Constitution founded by 2004 Presidential Candidate & Lawyer Michael Peroutka.

What: “Join our mission to restore the Constitutional Republic through grassroots education.” 
https://theamericanview.com 
Summarized in the Declaration of Independence, the “American View” of Law and Government states:
1. There is a God.
2. Our rights come from Him.
3. The purpose of civil government is to secure our God-given rights.

Who: AGENDA

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Curtis Bowers – Producer  “AGENDA is the most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.” ​Ted Baehr, MovieGuide
For weekly updates by Producer, subscribe at: https://agendaweekly.com 
https://www.agendadocumentary.com 
Watch AGENDA https://youtu.be/_oDxae-raW8 (Limited Time! Please share!)
Watch AGENDA 2 https://youtu.be/aNZw6KgHXgE (Limited Time! Please share!)

Who: The Stream

What: News from a Christian world view
“The Stream is a rich and reliable source for breaking news, analysis, and inspiration. A champion for life, freedom, and unity in the Body of Christ, The Stream was launched to equip Christians to think clearly about the moral, political, and economic issues of the day. The Stream brings together many voices from among Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and offers deep wisdom and insight through original content and the best from across the web.”
https://stream.org 

Who: CNS news

What: News from a conservative perspective.
“CNSNews was launched on June 16, 1998, as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission… In order to address the lack of conservative opinions in major news outlets across the country, CNSNews gives voice to some of the top conservative minds in the country in its Commentary section.”
https://cnsnews.com 

Who: The Epoch Times

What: Subscription news. Print Journalism.
https://www.theepochtimes.com 

Who: NTD News

What: Video Journalism.
https://www.ntd.com 

Who:CBN News

What: News from a Christian world view
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews