Household Prayer: Thanksgiving 2022

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! … Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.” Psalms 100:1, 4-5 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/psa.100.1-5.NKJV

Brothers, today I am giving thanks. I thank God for all of you. I thank God for our Classical Conversations community, for our wive’s, for our children, for the freedoms and liberty we still have. I am truly thankful for the fellowship and community of fellow laborers. I thank God for our Savior! Blessings and thanksgiving brothers. 

“Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, ever one God, we thank you for the manifold blessings of the year that is past. Now we appeal to your grace for truly grateful hearts all our days, that we may bask in your grace and show forth your praise, not only with our lips but with our lives, wholly consecrated to your service, and at the last enter into your everlasting embrace. Amen.” Full printable prayer by Hillsdale College https://www.hillsdale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Thanksgiving-2022.pdf

Thanksgiving resources by Hillsdale College https://www.hillsdale.edu/thanksgiving2022/

From President George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving proclamation:

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Read the full proclamation: Hillsdale College https://www.hillsdale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/HillsdaleCollege_GeorgeWashington_Proclamation1789.pdf

From President James Madison’s 1815 Thanksgiving proclamation:

“No people ought to feel greater obligations to celebrate the goodness of the Great Disposer of events, and of the destiny of nations, than the people of the United States. His kind providence originally conducted them to one of the best portions of the dwelling place allotted for the great family of the Human race. He protected and cherished them, under all the difficulties and trials to which they were exposed in their early days. Under His fostering care, their habits, their sentiments, and their pursuits prepared them, for a transition in due time to a state of Independence and Self-Government.” Read the full proclamation: Hillsdale College https://www.hillsdale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/HillsdaleCollege_JamesMadison_Proclamation1815.pdf

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: Noble Cause of Raising Children

“After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters… And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:22, 24 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/gen.5.22-24.NKJV

“By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/heb.11.5.NKJV

Brothers, this week I’m meditating on Enoch and Constitution signer Benjamin Rush. I’m praying for humility as we walk with God and raise our children in the paideia of God (Eph. 6:4), the all encompassing Christian worldview. 

“Founding Father Benjamin Rush found Enoch to be a compelling example for his own personal imitation. After signing the Declaration of Independence, Rush found himself the object of praise from many American patriots for his act of bold leadership, but such public acclaim was not important to him. He told his beloved wife, Julia: ‘I shall be better satisfied if the same can be said of me as was said of the prophet of old, ‘That I walked in the fear of the Lord, and begat sons and daughters’ [Gen 5:22], than if it were inscribed upon my tombstone that I governed the councils or commanded the arms of the whole continent of America.’ Dr. Rush and Julia eventually had thirteen children, of whom nine lived to adulthood… Three simple points from Enoch’s life had formed a model for his own and should still be the standard for us today: (1) Walk with God; (2) raise a godly family, and you, too, can know (3) you are pleasing God.” The Founders’ Bible, 2012, Shiloh Road Publishers

“‘In the ancient world, the paideia was all-encompassing and involved nothing less than the enculturation of the future citizens.’ The paideia extends well past the simple limits of an established curriculum; it describes an entire way of life. In short, the ancients understood that education was religious and that religious claims are total… we should note that the apostle Paul required the fathers of Ephesus to provide a peculiarly Christian paideia for their children (Eph. 6:4).” The case for classical Christian education https://canonpress.com/products/the-case-for-classical-christian-education/


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: Reformation Day! Declare God’s Majesty

Martin Luther display at the Creation Museum.
Martin Luther display at the Creation Museum.

Brothers, today I’m praying from Ps. 145. Monday Oct. 31 is Reformation Day, a great day for Family Devotional. I pray God would inspire us with wonder and love for Him and that we would express that wonder and love to our families. I pray our generation “shall commend [God’s] works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts… They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.” Ps. 145:4-7 May revival start in our homes! God bless. 

“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.” Psalm 145:4-7 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.145.4-7.ESV

More Reformation Day thoughts here “Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminated finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation…https://ministry.family.blog/2019/10/15/reformation-day/


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

Reading List: Victory for Life! Education, Biblical Pastoral Worldview? Militia Training, IRS Stockpiles $11 Million worth of Ammunition!


# 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

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Declaration Of Independence, Constitution Of The United States Of America, Bill Of Rights And Constitutional Amendments by Benjamin Franklin,  Thomas Jefferson, et al. https://a.co/5b0u6Av

AlertsUSA: “SCOTUS releases opinion overturning right to abortions. Growing protests on Capitol Hill. Churches & pro-life orgs on alert for violence. AlertsUSA monitoring… Multiple pro-choice groups are threatening violence against the court, pro-life organizations, and houses of worship. Caution is urged in the coming days.” https://www.threatjournal.com

Founders Ministries: SCOTUS Decision: Roe Overturned | Tom Ascol https://youtu.be/eUxbTInx9lA

“Dr. Tom Ascol gives some thoughts and encouragement regarding the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.”


Raise A Hallelujah (Official Lyric Video) – Bethel Music, Jonathan & Melissa Helser | VICTORY

Verse 1
I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief 
I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
I raise a hallelujah, Heaven comes to fight for me

Chorus
I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
Up from the ashes, hope will arise
Death is defeated, the King is alive

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

The fight isn’t over!

Defy Tyrants: Roe being overturned does NOT end abortion! https://youtu.be/3cI3LcSKsIQ 

“Praise God Roe v Wade is overturned! However, the fight is NOT over, states nationwide will make exceptions for abortion!” Rumble: https://rumble.com/embed/v173jnr/?pub=4


# 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

Leftist Idealogues Are Bullying Students. Parents Must Stop Them. https://washingtonstand.com/commentary/foxx-leftist-idealogues-are-bullying-students-parents-must-stop-them

“In Virginia, Fairfax County Public Schools voted to approve changes to the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook that include suspending students for using transgender students’ non-preferred pronouns or birth names, also referred to as “misgendering” or “deadnaming.” These offenses are classified as a “Level 4” offense with a possibility of suspension. For context, a “Level 5” offense includes homicide or possession of drugs and weapons.”

Order of Man: MATT BEAUDREAU | The Clear Path to Alternative Education https://youtu.be/puG3ZkrZmuY  

“You know that I’ve been a long-time outspoken advocate for pulling your kids from government education to home-based education but I also understand how many barriers are in place to doing so. From mindsets, skillsets, and financial resources, it can be daunting to even consider educating your kids within the walls of your home.”

“Today, my guest Matt Beaudreau, and I talk about how to make it a reality. We cover the resources you need to homeschool your children, alternative paths outside of government and home-based education, common myths to pulling your kids from school, the difference between being educated and being schooled, the game of college, school-choice for parents, and so much more.”

“SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
* Difference between being “educated” and being “schooled”
* Destroying the homeschool “socialization” myth
* Lack of nuance in the public school system
* Most public school teachers have good intentions
* How do you get out of the public school system?
* Are we qualified to teach our own kids?
* The origins of compulsory schooling
* Exploring the alternatives to public scoring”


DOJ’s Muted Response to Pro-Abortion Intimidation, Violence Proves Costly https://washingtonstand.com/commentary/dojs-muted-response-to-proabortion-intimidation-violence-proves-costly

“Such protests are illegal — or likely would be found so if anyone bothered to prosecute them — as even The Washington Post admits. According to Title 18, Chapter 73, § 1507… But federal officers charged with enforcing this law have thus far failed to do so. Nor has any other jurisdiction arrested these protestors… Instead, Congress has been forced to consider a measure to expand law enforcement protection for immediate family members of Supreme Court justices… On Friday, President Biden signed it into law. By spending extra on security instead of enforcing the law, the federal government has chosen to effectively subsidize these illegal protests.

Study: Only 37% of American Pastors Have a Biblical Worldview https://answersingenesis.org/culture/study-only-thirty-seven-percent-american-pastors-have-biblical-worldview/

“What is the dominant religion of pastors filling pulpits of “Christian” churches across the US? A new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that a staggering 62% of pastors don’t have a biblical worldview. Instead, they have a worldview of syncretism—in other words, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, mixed together with Christianity.”

# 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

Thank you, Clarence Thomas! …  for today’s Supreme Court decision upholding our Second Amendment rights. https://www.cwfpac.com/thursday-june-23-2022-thank-you-clarence-joe-bidens-america 

“The justices ruled 6-to-3 that New York’s strict regulation of concealed carry permits was unconstitutionally broad and illegally limited the Second Amendment right of self-defense to the confines of one’s home… In his opinion for the court’s majority, Justice Thomas declared:

The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules . . .  The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. . .  Nothing in the Second Amendment’s text draws a home/public distinction with respect to the right to keep and bear arms.””

Graphic security video https://twitter.com/mrgunsngear/status/1539219973456990208?s=21&t=RQYh98I4icPR0yZ9SfOgDg

Guard had less that 2 seconds to defend himself. Criminal continues attacking and shooting for 30 seconds after a fatal arterial wound. All happens in less than a minute.

Colion Noir: With Fear Of Chinese Invasion, Taiwan Citizens Learn How To Use Guns, This Is The Militia https://youtu.be/5YGtDdMApzc 

The Taiwanese don’t have a second amendment, so when there is a threat from a foreign government, the people have to get their guns from their Government. The problem is, what happens when the threat is their Government? Do you think a tyrannical Taiwanese government will hand out guns to the people so they can use those guns to fight back against the same tyrannical Taiwanese Government? … That’s why the the second Amendment using modern english essentially says, As a result of needing a well regulated (i.e. well function and capable) Militia, which is the people (i.e. You) to protect this country, at no time will the peoples ability to own arms be infringed by the Government. And that’s what the people of Taiwan are learning right now, just like the people of Ukraine. The people are the Militia. Yet another modern-day example of why we have the Second Amendment and a perfect example of who the Militia is!”


Warrior Poet Society: Biggest MISTAKES when shooting around COVER https://youtu.be/DlNHy40LqzE 

“Goggle Guy shows John some of the WORST ways to shoot from cover, 110% tutelage ensues…”


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# 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

So why exactly is the IRS buying literal stockpiles of ammo? https://notthebee.com/article/so-why-exactly-is-the-irs-buying-stockpiles-of-ammo

If a private citizen owns more than a few thousand rounds of blaster fuel, the media goes nutso… But if the [checks notes] accountants at the IRS buy pallets of bullets, nobody blinks an eye… ‘I imagine the IRS in green eyeshades and cubicles — not busting doors down and emptying Glock clips on our fellow Americans… So here’s the Biden plan: Disarm Americans, open the border, empty the prisons — but rest assured, they’ll still collect your taxes, and they need $725,000 worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done’The IRS has bought more than $11 MILLION in ammo over the last decade, and $725,000 of it was just in the last few months… with the feds buying up all the ammo they can, I have to wonder what the plan is.

Military Wokeness Makes It ‘Difficult’ for Young People ‘to Serve under This President’: Congressman https://washingtonstand.com/news/military-wokeness-makes-it-difficult-for-young-people-to-serve-under-this-president-congressman-

“Patriotic young people considering military service would find it “very difficult” to serve under a president as rabidly left-wing as Joe Biden, a Republican member of Congress said on Tuesday… A controversial, four-minute-long video, released during Pride Month, drew instant criticism for its melding of extreme transgender ideology and childlike production values. “Hi, my name is Jony, and I use he/him pronouns!” begins a male named Jony Rozon. He and Conchy Vasquez coach enlisted personnel to always “include our pronouns in our emails” and “introduce ourselves using our pronouns.”… The taxpayer-funded production also criticizes people who believe it is impossible to change one’s sex and believe forcing them to do so is “infringing on my rights.” Abandoning the biblical view of gender is “mostly and ultimately about respect,” says Vasquez — although she betrays no respect for the opposing viewpoint.”

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

“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: Family Worship, Education, Bitcoin, Knife Fighting, Food Shortage, Chicago Crime, Big Brother is Watching You!

# 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

Five Benefits of Regular Family Worship https://founders.org/2016/09/27/five-benefits-of-regular-family-worship/

“Regularly having planned times of reading the Bible, singing and praying together as a family helps establish a healthy spirituality in the home… Family worship is a great way for parents to evangelize and disciple their children… Children can learn to worship corporately with other believers by consistently worshiping the Lord in their homes… Regular family worship provides parents natural opportunities to encourage their children to talk about their inner spiritual lives… Regular family worship provides an opportunity to testify to the truth and power of the gospel to guests in your home.”

WIELD THE SWORD Episode 5: Education https://youtu.be/YSgG9yRi8Lo


4.5 minute clip from the Man Uncaged 2022 event. “get your kids out of conveyor belt education!” (mild language warning)

Man Uncaged Event

Sanctification is Not Gender-Neutral | Toby Sumpter https://youtu.be/ndJ7Ro8mJRM

“In this episode of Having Two Legs, Pastor Toby Sumpter discusses the fact that sanctification is not gender-neutral… ‘Being holy as a man means growing in your masculinity, taking initiative, responsibility, learning to sacrifice in love. Being holy as a woman means growing in your femininity, cultivating fruitfulness, beauty, and wisdom. Holiness is not gender-neutral or some kind of Zen state of mind. Holiness is Spirit-empowered obedience in your particular circumstances.”


# 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

“As President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” The same is true of warfare; it looks mighty easy when your rifle is a budget approval and you are six thousand miles from the battlefield.” — In the Blood: A Thriller (Terminal List Book 5) by Jack Carr https://a.co/4hoebHi

Illinois gardeners on alert for invasive jumping worms https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/illinois-gardeners-on-alert-for-invasive-jumping-worms/

“CHICAGO — It sounds like something out of a horror movie, and it will probably give some gardeners nightmares, but an invasive species of ravenous jumping worms is slithering their way across Illinois. The worms which are native to East Asia, are a glossy gray or brown with a white band, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says they thrash around and can leap one foot into the air… These slimy pests also devour nutrients from the soil, leaving it unable to sustain trees or plants and according to some scientists could slowly destroy entire forestsIf you spot one of these creatures, you’re urged to take a photo and submit it to your local University of Illinois Extension office. Jumping worms’ tails separate from their bodies when caught, so experts say the best way to get rid of the them is to seal them in a plastic bag and then toss it into the trash.”

What many Christians misunderstand about Bitcoin https://www.christianpost.com/news/what-many-christians-misunderstand-about-bitcoin.html

“There are a lot of misconceptions about Bitcoin among Christians and unfortunately, they continue to persist. In this article, I hope to dispel a lot of the misconceptions which disproportionately affect older people, who have some trouble with the mental models around Bitcoin… Bitcoin is digital, decentralized, and scarce all at the same time. This is achieved through some very clever uses of cryptography and computer science structures. The result has been one of the largest disruptions of finance that we’ve ever seen… Alternative cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, Ripple and Solana, have not achieved decentralization and are really of the second category of digital things, scarce, but centralized… the computational power required to break the cryptography in Bitcoin would require far more energy than exists in the Milky Way and far more time than the age of the universe. That kind of security is unavailable in the physical world… Any single copy of the Bitcoin data is enough to continue operation, and there are literally tens of thousands of such copies… Bitcoin, being decentralized, can essentially survive any huge energy grid and internet infrastructure disruptions and more importantly, everyone on the network is incentivized to keep those connections… It doesn’t have a central bank so the volatility is entirely market-driven. This is why there’s so much volatility over the short-term. However, this is also a very good thing because over the long term, the fixed supply and increasing demand mean that price is the only release valve. Bitcoin has done fantastically against the dollar over the last 10 years precisely because of this dynamic… Bitcoin breaks our mental models because we’re so used to thinking about digital things in a particular way. The fact that it’s digital, decentralized and scarce is a real innovation, the likes of which we haven’t seen before. The result has been that we’re able to store value without interference from the state, which in a world of financial censorship, is quite valuable.”

Crypto currency and the Church – super noob getting started notes
Why a blog post on crypto currency? 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 https://ministry.family.blog/2021/02/19/crypto-currency-and-the-church-super-noob-getting-started-notes/

If you choose 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.

North Korean defector slams ‘woke’ US schools https://nypost.com/2021/06/14/north-korean-defector-slams-woke-us-schools/?fbclid=IwAR1OpSqQNwqlNP7w-Q-3HjrAUnGbmKUnHN09zrkpRWCkX8EAXDnOT2SDZ98

# 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

“Many don’t feel a responsibility to be prepared to protect their spouses and children when that primal task can be outsourced; just call 911. A moral vanity has trumped the obligation to protect their lives and the lives of those they love; that is the job of the police in a civilized society, after all. If that describes you, and you are picking this book up for the first time, perhaps you should put it down. You might not identify with, you might even despise, the protagonist in these pages. Self-reliant men, capable of extreme violence in defense of their lives, their families, and of freedom makes some people nervous.” — In the Blood: A Thriller (Terminal List Book 5) by Jack Carr https://a.co/bgOdVwy

Warrior Poet Society: Karambit Knife Fighting w/ Jason Johnson https://youtu.be/VTF35kqf9Ak


The FieldCraft Survival Channel: SWAT Officers vs Former Combat Medic https://youtu.be/ARp2KtcYrao

“On this episode, Fieldcraft Survival’s CEO Mike Glover reacts to a recent officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City. The suspect reportedly stole a vehicle at gun-point which then led to a car chase. This series serves as an ‘after-action report’ for the everyday civilian that’s looking to learn beyond the flat range.”


Tank Busting Crotch-Rockets: Ukrainians Using Modded E-Bikes to Take Out Russian Tanks https://sofrep.com/news/tank-busting-crotch-rockets-ukrainians-using-modded-e-bikes-to-take-out-russian-tanks/

“The Ukrainian Armed Forces have been known to be very resourceful, as revealed by their ability to mod weapons and equipment to fit their needs in the Donbas region. It seems they are not yet done with these mods. The Ukrainians are seen to be using modded e-bikes to carry NLAWs to destroy tanks in the sneakiest way possible.”

# 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

Forward Observer: U.S. SENDS ANOTHER SHIP THROUGH TAIWAN STRAIT: The Daily SA for Thursday, 12 MAY 22 https://youtu.be/SSMdGHHLW7E

“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.”


Scoop: DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling https://www.axios.com/2022/05/18/supreme-court-abortion-roe-protests-violence

“The big picture: Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics… The unclassified May 13 memo by DHS’ intelligence arm says threats that followed the leak of a draft opinion — targeting Supreme Court Justices, lawmakers and other public officials, as well as clergy and health care providers — ‘are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.’… The memo, along with communications between government and the private sector, show how multiple agencies are mobilizing to try to get ahead of ahead of civil unrest.”

Shocking video captured a mass shooting on Tuesday in Chicago that left a school boy running for his life. The shooting suspect is a gang member who was out on bail for a felony gun case. https://twitter.com/mrandyngo/status/1524914790518358021?s=21&t=_BcQ383KqhywYDZ2t9EKGA

Boeing is pulling its headquarters out of Chicago after more than 20 years as crime in the city spreads absolutely out-of-control https://notthebee.com/article/crime-in-chicago-is-getting-so-out-of-control-that-boeing-is-pulling-its-headquarters-out-of-the-city-after-being-there-for-more-than-20-years

A Chicago gang leader was released early from federal prison, posted bail days later after being caught with a gun, and now police say he’s behind a huge crime spike in the city https://notthebee.com/article/a-chicago-gang-leader-was-released-early-from-prison-on-a-felony-gun-conviction-and-then-posted-bail-after-being-caught-with-another-gun-and-now-police-say-hes-behind-a-huge-crime-spike-in-th

CDC Tracked Millions of Americans’ Phones, Including at Church, to See if They Were Obeying COVID Lockdowns http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2022/may/cdc-tracked-millions-of-americans-phones-including-at-church-to-see-if-they-were-obeying-covid-lockdowns

“a new report reveals the federal government snooped on American citizens using their cell phones during the COVID pandemic, and it’s nothing to laugh about. The secular news outlet VICE reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens of millions of phones in the United States to perform analysis of compliance with curfews, track patterns of people visiting K-12 schools, and specifically monitor the effectiveness of policy in the Navajo Nation, according to CDC documents dated 2021 and obtained by VICE’s Motherboard… Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason, the CDC paid SafeGraph, a private firm, for access to the dataThe CDC used the data to monitor COVID curfews, neighbor-to-neighbor visits, visits to churches, other places of worship, schools, and pharmacies for “vaccine monitoring.” … VICE’s Motherboard received the documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CDC. ‘We can track you wherever you go and by doing that, we can figure out what it is you’re doing because we get enough data, we can figure out when you do these certain actions, this is what you’re involved in,’ he said.”

“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: The End, Grow Food, Ukraine Lessons: Militia Load Outs, Molotov cocktails, Song of Moses

# 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

I’m praying that we would be capable swordsmen able to wield the Word of God well to be disciple makers and biblical counselors in our homes. I pray God would equip us to develop a cultural theology for our families. God has us in this world for a reason, and it is not so we can float along in the worlds cultural lazy river! More here: https://ministry.family.blog/2022/03/10/household-prayer-solid-foundations/

The End!

A Trumpet Blown in London: Benjamin Keach and the Doctrine of the Last Judgment https://founders.org/2022/02/04/a-trumpet-blown-in-london-benjamin-keach-and-the-doctrine-of-the-last-judgment/

“Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet’s awful sound,
louder than a thousand thunders,
shakes the vast creation round.
How the summons will the sinner’s heart confound!”
Newton

Let [Christians] lift up their hearts with joy! What a blessed and happy condition are they in now! But what will their state be when this life is ended? Such need not to fear death; for, as their souls go then to Christ, so when Christ comes, he will bring them with him; “they shall appear with him in glory.” What a harvest of joy.”

Counsel from the Confession? 1689 Eschatology and Pastoral Biblical Counseling https://founders.org/2022/02/04/counsel-from-the-confession-1689-eschatology-and-pastoral-biblical-counseling/

We need all of God’s word for all of life, and the biblical counselor’s task is to grasp the word, give it well, and guide souls by it to wholeness in Christ. As the Puritans often remarked, we are to teach “doctrine for life” (1 Tim 1:5).”

“Consider now your own care of souls in light of the age to come… Take steps to cultivate a life of careful obedience (Eph 5:15f). Anxiety can tempt strugglers to throw up their hands, crying “What’s the use?” But Scripture teaches Christians will stand before God for an accounting of our lives, though not for judgment (Rom 14:12). Jesus has taken all punishment for our sins at the cross (Isa 53:4-6), such that our standing and acceptance is secure in him, our obedience made acceptable in his, and we are now able to live for his glory (1 Cor 10:31). Thus the Catechism instructs us to pursue obedience to God’s revealed will (Q 44), making it our aim to be pleasing to him (2 Cor 5:9). Our desire is to hear “well done, good and faithful servant” (Matt 25:23) on that Day…”

# 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

Forward Observer Intel:
YELLEN: EXPECT INFLATION TO BE “UNCOMFORTABLY HIGH” THROUGH THIS YEAR MACRON: Europe’s food supply will be ‘deeply destabilized’ due to Ukraine-Russia war.  Additionally: “Several African countries will be affected by famines within 12-18 months.”

It’s a start: “How to Grow Plants & Start a Garden” https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/cms/life-out-here/garden-home-land/gardening/how-to-grow-plants-the-ultimate-guide-to-growing

# 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

Lessons from Ukraine:
1 – Citizens be armed ahead of time
2 – Have all the gear and ammo ahead of time
3 – Train and prepare before the war!

T.REX ARMS: Ukrainian Special Operations Sig MCX https://youtu.be/ZLExKV0ajeE

“As images emerge out of Ukraine, we have continued to note the guns and gear used by civilians and military personnel. Typically, we see AKMs of various kinds being used by Russian and Ukrainian forces, but when images of a Western rifle like the MCX surface, curiosity arises. This week we built out a clone of the MCX rifles used by Ukrainian special operations, with a video on said rifle and its capabilities.”

Ukrainian SOF MCX Loadout https://help.trex-arms.com/hc/en-us/articles/4585397271959

“In addition to the video, we took the time to go over the details of this build. Why would someone choose a fixed magnifier over a flip to the side magnifier, and why choose one MCX stock over another? These are some questions we answer in the Loadout article.”

this always come down to training. If you want to be proficient with anything, you need to train it, get reps, and become comfortable with your tools, because if you suck, you suck.”

A HISTORY OF THE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL: CAN IT STOP A TANK? https://www.thearmorylife.com/molotov-cocktail-vs-tank-a-history-of-this-desperate-measure/

“the response of the Ukrainian people has been equally surprising (and also inspiring), as their government has issued automatic rifles to ordinary citizens, and a modern militia army quickly rose to fight the invaders. Along with some basic firearms training, Ukrainian officials provided instructions for the creation and use of Molotov cocktails, the time-honored anti-tank weapon of last resort. Looking back, the Molotov cocktail was notably used by the Hungarians in their uprising against the Soviets (October 23rd to November 11th, 1956) and to a lesser extent during the Czech Uprising of August 1968. We’ll take a look at how this simple incendiary has been served up to invading armies for more than 80 years… As history repeats itself, over and over again, the use of Molotov cocktails, smashed against the side of an invader’s tank, are witnessed time and time again. Today is no different; all you have to do is look to the bravery of the Ukrainian people in their fight to remain free.”

The Best Bang for Your Buck Combat Loadout https://warriorpoetsupplyco.com/blog/the-best-bang-for-your-buck-combat-loadout/

“Maybe you’re not kicking in doors with the 2nd Ranger Battalion or deploying to combat, but you still want to have a decent tactical loadout so you’re ready for the zombies or other combat-like applications. It never hurts to be ready with some good solid gear and to do it without going broke… Whether you’re a civilian waiting for the apocalypse or armed forces and military looking to modify your loadout, these recommendations will give you a balance, best bang for your buck option for any area of your kit. As always, gear isn’t everything. Train Hard. Train Smart.”

Full Combat Setup – Best “Bang-for-the-Buck” Edition

Warrior Poet Society: The Legal Cost of a Legal KILL https://youtu.be/PsQxXotpFRI

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# 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 

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. Matthew 24:6-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.24.6-8.ESV

Ohio Lawmakers Urge US to Put Canada on Religious Freedom ‘Watch List’ for Jailing Pastors – 1 Pastor Still in Prison http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2022/march/ohio-lawmakers-urge-us-to-put-canada-on-religious-freedom-watch-list-for-jailing-pastors-1-pastor-still-in-prison

“State legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a resolution this week calling out Canada for its religious persecution of pastors during the pandemic.”

Amid Ukraine War, China Threat Rises https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/wests-focus-on-ukraine-war-gives-chinese-regime-room-to-expand-its-worldwide-influence-analysts_4314224.html 

“Russia’s actions in Europe have drawn the eyes of the United States and its allies to the West, as they did in decades past, as meanwhile a larger, more formidable force gathers strength in the East, setting its sights on dominating the Indo-Pacific, and then the world… Nalapat pinned the blame on Washington and NATO for engaging in a series of strategic missteps that he believed culminated in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… Russia and China are deepening their relationship, in ways previously unseen. Two weeks before the invasion, as Russia was drawing heavy international criticism for its plans to attack Ukraine, Putin and Xi proclaimed a “no limits” partnership, a bilateral relationship ‘superior to political and military alliances of the Cold War era.’”

“Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.” Exodus 15:1 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/exo.15.1.ESV

My Soul Among Lions: My Soul Among Lions // The Song of Moses (Exodus 15) [DEMO AUDIO] https://youtu.be/-KSmTAMhk24 

“Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”” Deuteronomy 31:7-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/deu.31.7-8.ESV

“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

Reading List: Men of God be Strong, Get in the Fight, The rule of kings on earth, Communists in Education, The Family, China war footing, Satan at the Illinois Capital

Wrong End Times theology keeps Christians “out of the fight” – they don’t continue the “good and faithful servanthood” – they don’t think multi-generational, instead abandoning the “be fruitful and multiply”, “work and keep”, and “make disciples of all nations” aspects of the dominion mandate.

Men of God be strong and get in the fight!

“Imagine if luther waited until he had enough cultural capital before he nailed the theses to the door?” AD Robles https://gab.com/ADRobles/posts/107408498324655592

Jesus Christ the King of Kings, “ruler of kings on earth”

“and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rev.1.5-6.ESV

“To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1ti.1.17.ESV

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,” Hebrews 12:28 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/heb.12.28.ESV

“Try to remember not to wear your Apple Watch to any clandestine prayer meetings. #Tips4Tyranny” https://gab.com/dougwils/posts/107532717651148181

Schools Intentionally Dumbing Down Children for Control as Education Becomes Politicized: Alex Newman https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/schools-intentionally-dumbing-down-children-for-control-as-education-becomes-politicized-alex-newman_4180130.html

“If you love your children… remove them from the public school system.”

“Education has come front and center in the United States, where parents are allegedly being targeted through counterterrorism technologies through a request from the school boards. At the same time, the Chinese regime is promoting critical race theory through its state-run media, right here in the United States—raising big questions on why this is happening. To learn more about how parents have gradually gotten less say in what their children are being taught, and how education can be weaponized as a political tool, we’ve invited investigative journalist and Epoch Times contributor Alex Newman to speak with us.”

Delano Squires | Why Black Men Must Lead the Battle in Saving the Nuclear Family https://founders.org/interviews/tstt-delano-squires-why-black-men-must-lead-the-battle-in-saving-the-nuclear-family/

“They discuss the impact of growing up in a christian home and the importance of the nuclear family. They discuss the war that is being waged by Black Lives Matter, Radical Feminists and others on the nuclear family in the black community. How do we fight back with Gospel truth? How do we have these conversations as Christians?”

Video or audio of podcast here: https://founders.org/interviews/tstt-delano-squires-why-black-men-must-lead-the-battle-in-saving-the-nuclear-family/

Excerpt from The Dobra Family Mission:

Before any governments or churches, God ordained the family!

“Haven’t you read,” [Jesus] replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 (Jesus quotes from Genesis 1:27 and 2:24)

“The natural family, creation of God, is the fundamental human community, based on the life-long marriage between a man and a woman, in which new individuals are conceived, born and raised.” – World Congress of Families. The Warsaw Declaration, 2007. (www.worldcongress.org)

Godly families are central in Scripture. Families are God’s design and purpose, and it is our belief that families are the key social unit to any nation or culture. Unfortunately, we live in a time that the culture is hostile to the traditional family as designed by God.

It does not “take a village” to raise a child! It takes one man and one woman committed to each other and to God’s purpose and plan for their marriage. In other words – a natural family. God has provided and families need support communities of extended family and church groups. These support communities and civil governments, i.e. “villages,” should support the natural family’s role in raising their children, but should not subvert the parents God given rights. Unfortunately two current philosophies endorse the “village” subversion of parental rights and duties in our culture today: communism and humanism.

The communists see all lives as economic property of the state, and therefore, for example, “‘The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of Russia’s communist workers.’” (“The Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty” by Carlson and Mero, page 36)

Humanists (Atheistic or Secularist) see the family as a man made system that can be altered by those in power to their own needs, and therefore, “The day care center, . . . not the disintegrating home, represented the new human order. In the former, small children could be rescued from the shallow views of their parents, and reprogrammed for life in an androgynous, cooperative socialist order.” (“The Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty” by Carlson and Mero, page 48)

So, just to be clear, we believe that God created the man and the woman and that God has ordained marriage and the family by His plan and for His purpose!

We, therefore, declare our family sovereign and ordained by God!

“The level of anxiety in America has gone through the roof, stoked by our own government that appears to have a vested interest in America living in constant fear and panic…The Omicron variant… seems to only affect the nose and upper respiratory tract, just like a cold, and not the lungs” https://www.cwfpac.com/monday-december-20-2021-bbb-doa-panic-pandemic-losing-our-freedom

“China is the model. Do you want this life?” https://twitter.com/conceptualjames/status/1473676752421543941?s=21

“Many Chinese citizens periodically receive messages on their phones from the government to go take a covid test otherwise their QR code status will go yellow.”

“According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between mid-December 2020 and December 3 of this year, more than 965,000 adverse events have been reported following COVID19 vaccinations. As it is estimated that only 1% of adverse events are recorded into the system, these numbers could be significantly higher.” https://threatjournal.com/archive/tj12182021.html

“Current VAERS reports (U.S. only) related to COVID-19 vaccines incl:

Deaths: 9,295
Hospitalizations: 44,186
Urgent Care: 86,230
Anaphylaxis: 2,207
Bell’s Palsy: 2,873
Miscarriages: 1,460
Heart Attacks: 4,614
Myo/Pericarditis: 4,24
https://threatjournal.com/archive/tj12182021.html

“Biden said over and over again that he had a plan to “shut down the virus.”  He lied.” and instead blamed the unvaccinated, but…“we know even vaccinated individuals can still spread the virus.  Even people with booster shots are getting breakthrough infections… vaccines [may be] useful for preventing severe illness and death. But their usefulness in preventing transmission seems questionable, and that makes Biden’s demonization of unvaccinated individuals unacceptable.” https://www.cwfpac.com/wednesday-december-22-2021-bidens-covid-reckoning-bidens-crime-crisis

China’s Hoarding of Food Grains Is Contributing to Rising Global Food Prices, Experts Say https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/chinas-hoarding-of-food-grains-is-contributing-to-rising-global-food-prices-experts-say_4184838.html

““Prepare for war and prepare for famine,” was a slogan during Mao’s time, and today, it still has the same purpose.”

China Is Hoarding Strategic Commodities, Many Supplied by US https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/china-is-hoarding-strategic-commodities-many-supplied-by-us_4182133.html

Preparing For War? https://www.cwfpac.com/tuesday-december-28-2021-biden-lied-people-died-preparing-war-targeting-troops

“Many people believe communist China is preparing for war with Taiwan.  But I believe there are disturbing signs that Beijing is preparing for a major war with the United States… Beijing seems particularly intent on getting their youth ready for something big.  Communist authorities banned Chinese children from playing video games more than a few hours a week. They issued an edict to all media outlets banning certain men from the radio and TV… they don’t want effeminate men seen in social media or entertainment because they want Chinese boys to be manly. Almost overnight, the Chinese built a major missile field in the middle of a desert capable of accommodating ICBMS with nuclear warheads.  They are testing highly sophisticated first-strike weapons. A top Pentagon commander conceded recently that communist China has been trying to disable our military satellites “every single day.”  That sounds like an act of war to me… Any one of these issues is cause for concern.  But taken together, they paint a very disturbing picture of a regime on war footing.”

Davidson: China Could Try to Take Control of Taiwan In ‘Next Six Years’ https://news.usni.org/2021/03/09/davidson-china-could-try-to-take-control-of-taiwan-in-next-six-years

China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/china-bans-sissy-men-tv-crackdown-79786409

China Sure Is Building a Bunch of Nuclear Missile Silos https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-sure-is-building-a-bunch-of-nuclear-missile-silos/ar-AALVQ4K

U.S. Officials Sound Alarm On Stunning Chinese Hypersonic Missile Test: ‘No Idea How They Did This’ https://www.dailywire.com/news/u-s-officials-sound-alarm-on-stunning-chinese-hypersonic-missile-test-no-idea-how-they-did-this

Space Force general says US satellites are attacked on daily basis https://nypost.com/2021/12/01/space-force-gen-david-thompson-says-us-satellites-are-attacked-on-daily-basis/

Biden Administration Takes Down Post on ‘Potential Terrorist’ Apprehended at Southern Border https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/biden-administration-takes-down-post-on-potential-terrorist-apprehended-at-southern-border_4183605.html

“‘I am deeply troubled by reports of a Saudi national apprehended at the southwest border with potential ties to terrorism and found wearing a jacket emblazoned with a Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps emblem,’ Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, told The Epoch Times in an email.”

Federal Agents Nab ‘Potential Terrorist’ Amid New Surge at US–Mexico Border https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/federal-agents-nab-potential-terrorist-amid-new-surge-at-us-mexico-border_4168347.html

“The scene at the Illinois State Capitol where the Satanic Temple of Illinois is installing the “satanic deity” Baphomet as the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property recite the Rosary.” https://twitter.com/justinlfowler/status/1473019636493033475?s=21

Satanic Display in the Illinois Capitol Rotunda https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/satanic-display-in-the-illinois-capitol-rotunda/

Q: “How do you defeat today’s [far left] revolutionary movement?” Church, build Christian households and communities! Learn more: https://ministry.family.blog/2021/12/07/q-how-do-you-defeat-todays-far-left-revolutionary-movement/

The Dangers of Socialism, Marxism, Communism https://ministry.family.blog/america/socialism-marxism-communism/

“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…

Q: “How do you defeat today’s [far left] revolutionary movement?”

Gray Zone Activity: How to Defeat A Revolution https://youtu.be/zmQR7EWNnEs

Q: “How do you defeat today’s [far left] revolutionary movement?”

Counter organizing.

Church, build Christian households and communities! Recruit and organize social groups to counter organize the socialists/communists. Educate local communities of the dangers of Socialism, Marxism, Communism (https://ministry.family.blog/america/socialism-marxism-communism/)

Self governance, Household governance, Church governance… Less civil government and more personal responsibility. Order yourself properly and add the tools of Liberty. Ordered liberty under King Jesus Christ. (CROSSPOLITIC: Tools of Liberty w/ AR500 Armor CEO https://youtu.be/iA4cA6vxgR0)

“Socialism, Spurgeon knew, was much more than an economic or political question. It is a spiritual question, if only because it denies the very existence of the spiritual. It is, as I have written elsewhere, atheism masquerading as political philosophy… It is very likely that the preaching of Spurgeon, and others like him, prevented the violent Revolution in Britain that Marx sought. Ironically, that revolution would come in the unindustrialized Russia of 1917, when Vladimir Lenin would, at the cost of millions of lives, implement Marx’s unworkable ideas. That is in no small measure due to the fact that there was no viable church to critique the undeliverable promises of socialism… “Karl Marx vs Charles Spurgeon: An Epic Struggle for the Souls of Men in 19th-Century London” by LARRY ALEX TAUNTON

“The Great Commission is strategy par excellence. It has a power source (Christ), ways (comprehensiveness and confessing Christ), and ends (total victory over the earth). The City on a Hill is a good sub-strategy… The City, if it is distinct from the broader culture, leverages jealousy as a good thing. It glorifies God and leads people to inquire and find out more about this unknown God (Acts 17: 23). But we should not put this off to the future. We may have missed the fact that the City exists in our current history as a causal element. If we relegate the City on the Hill to the end of the gospel campaign, we miss the whole point of it.” The Confessional County: Realizing the Kingdom through Local Christendom by Raymond Simmons https://a.co/gnIgZHf

“Here is a three-stage Action Agenda to help you live faithfully for Christ in this post-Christian age:” (excerpts)

Stage I: Learn the Truth 
Be a noble Berean student of God’s Word.
Read to examine and understand the foundations of your faith.
Be a skeptical—but active and involved—consumer of the news.

Stage II: Stand for the Truth 
Practice absolute honesty and integrity. 
When talking to unbelievers or doubters, defend the truth with reason and evidence. 
Defend the First Amendment.

Stage III: Share the Truth 
Be a witness. Commit to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the people around you—in your neighborhood, at work, and wherever you go. 
Pray for your country and for your leaders.

“We who bear the name of Christ must wake up and shake ourselves from our long stupor. We must recommit ourselves to standing for God’s truth. We must rededicate ourselves to taking the great commission seriously and taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the world around us, starting with our next-door neighbors and reaching out to the ends of the earth. Instead of accommodating ourselves to the lies of our culture, we must proactively teach and preach the truth of the gospel to this dying world, including the secularists and Muslims whose worldviews are so different from ours.”

The Hidden Enemy: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Fight for Our Future by Michael Youssef https://a.co/aJUrAmB

Do not trust in [politicians], they can not save you. When they die they return to the earth, and on that very day their plans perish! Psalm 146:3-4

Socialism, Marxism, Communism https://ministry.family.blog/america/socialism-marxism-communism/

Prayer Meeting – Spiritual Battle – 03-19-2021

“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 Religionhttps://press.founders.org/shop/strong-and-courageous/

Devotional

“When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel? My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the Lord.”

‭‭Judges‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jdg.5.8-9.esv

War was the result when Israel began to follow false gods. Even when the Lord commanded Barak to take up arms and confront the enemy, they hesitated. (Judges 4:6-8)

Are we ready? Are we ready to storm the gates? (Matthew 16:18)

I have two specific spiritual battle fronts in mind. 1) purity and 2) false gods.

Purity

Satan loves to use sexual immorality to destroy God’s people. We need to understand that besides personal sanctification and discipline, there is a literal war being waged against God’s people.

Sexual immorality, specifically pornography, is a literal weapon used by the powers and principalities of this world (Eph. 6). Not joking. Feminist Kate Millett has said they will make cultural revolution by destroying the patriarchs (fathers/heads of households), and taking away their power by… “destroying monogamy!” How? “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, and homosexuality!” And the Gay Liberation Manifesto of 1971 says “‘What is needed is a total social revolution, a completed reordering of civilization. Including society’s most basic institution, the patriarchal society.'” ( “By What Standard? God’s World… God’s Rules”)

Peter warns us about this in 2 Peter 2

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed…
For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭2:1-2, 10, 14, 18-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/2pe.2.1-2,10,14,18-19.esv

Are we ready?

REVENGE OF [FALSE] GODS
“California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum urges students to chant to the Aztec deity of human sacrifice.” https://christopherrufo.com/revenge-of-the-gods/

“The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipokawhom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.” Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.””

Are we ready?

Psalm 10 – read, meditate, sing

“Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.
O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭10:12, 17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/psa.10.12,17-18.esv

http://clearnotesongbook.com/song/psalm-10-rise-o-lord-msal
https://mysoulamonglions.bandcamp.com/album/songs-of-deliverance

Prayer needs

Prayer

O Church Arise!

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 2/3/2021

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

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

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

Read 1 Peter 3:8-22

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