Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sufficiency to overcome dependence on Baal



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From the CANON on this blog:

      Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.


From today’s scripture reading:

When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up.

James 4:10 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

“Draw near to god and He will draw near to you.” That is an amazing promise! As we open ourselves up to the Lord, He opens up to us. If we come to Him in submission, repentance, and brokenness, He rushes in with forgiveness, love, and faithfulness. There is no room for self-sufficiency or self-protection in this interaction. Only in the humility of helplessness will we discover the sufficiency of His presence.

Many times He uses situations and difficulties to get our attention and stimulate our thirst for Him. What appears to be a painful or desperate situation is often His invitation to draw near.

Have you allowed adversity or failure to pull you away from God rather than toward Him?

Commentary:

God can solve any problem.  We should look to Him for sufficiency rather than depending on Baal. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Safety Net



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From the CANON on this blog:

      How the worship of Baal breaks the Ten Commandments

1.    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 

Tyrants do not believe in the true God.  Their god is Tyranny.  They cause their subjects to worship and be dependent on them, rather than God.

      Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.


From today’s scripture reading:

We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it.  In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.  And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.  And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety.

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

“Into every life a little rain must fall.” So goes the familiar saying about the inevitability of hardship. But what if the rain turns into a torrential downpour—a life challenge that requires strength beyond what is humanly possible?  Paul describes such a situation in his second letter to the Corinthians. He wrote of an affliction that weighed so heavily on his heart and body that he didn’t expect to survive.

The apostle’s approach to his problem still works today: “We would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead . . . and will deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:9-10). The strength that we need during trials is available through Jesus Christ, whose supernatural energy flows through every believer’s mind, body, and spirit.

How does this happen? When someone receives Jesus as Savior, His Spirit comes to live inside the new believer (John 14:17). As a result of this indwelling, the power that Christ demonstrated while on earth prevails in those who now call upon Him for aid. However, for us to access His supernatural strength, we must trust His promise to supply what we need when we need it (Philippians 4:19). As long as we attempt to muddle through using our own abilities, we will prevent His Spirit from unleashing divine help.

Jesus Christ’s power is released into our life when we acknowledge our helplessness. The effect is immediate. As soon as we surrender to the Lord, His might is working within us so we can endure hardship while maintaining our joy and peace.

Commentary:

What if the rain turns into a torrential downpour—a life challenge that requires strength beyond what is humanly possible?  We should not have Baal as our safety net.  It is a false god.

The true God can solve any problem.  He may choose any solution he wants to.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Social Justice



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From the CANON on this blog:

      Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
 
From today’s scripture reading:
Trust in the Lord and do good.
     Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
     and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Commit everything you do to the Lord.
     Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
     and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
     and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
     or fret about their wicked schemes.
Stop being angry!
     Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
    it only leads to harm.
Psalm 37:3-8 (NLT)
 
From today’s devotional:

Today’s passage promises, “[God] will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalms 37:4). But it also names three requirements for that promise: We must delight in the Lord, we should trust in His plan, and we need to rest in Him. Resting in the Lord is one of the hardest tasks we must undertake.

Resting may sound easy, but it requires supernatural courage, since in our human weakness, we tend to fret. Worry turns our minds away from delight and trust in the Lord. The three requirements are interrelated. We must enjoy spending time with God in order to learn to trust Him and commit to His way; our trust is absolutely essential to resting in Him; and we must be willing to rest in order to truly delight in Him.

Patiently waiting for the Lord to act is one of the supreme tests of our spiritual maturity. The stronger our desire is, the shorter our delay fuse. Sometimes we may desperately want to give God a timetable, but genuine, restorative rest occurs on His schedule. Only He understands every circumstance and knows the precise moment when answering our prayer will yield maximum benefit. We risk reaping disappointment, pain, and loss whenever we push ahead of His divine timeline.

Before you get out of bed each day, say a prayer like this one: Father, I want to thank You for giving me the desires of my heart. Today, I am going to delight myself in You, commit everything to You, and rest in the knowledge that You have everything under control. And I will wait for Your perfect timing. If you follow the guidance of Psalms 37, God will richly bless you.

Commentary:

Social Justice:

Psalm 37:6  the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun”.  That results from Psalm 37:5 “Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you.”.

Psalm 37:7 “Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”

Psalm 37:8 “Stop being angry!  Turn from your rage!  Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.”

 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Baal Capitalism


http://dailysignal.com/2015/05/17/favoritism-for-a-few-politically-connected-cronies-the-problem-with-ex-im-bank/

Christian political posting



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From today’s scripture reading:

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

       Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

One of the most destructive attitudes—if not the most destructive—for a Christian to display is hate. Think about it. How well can the saving light of Jesus Christ shine in a life that is totally shrouded in loathing, rage, and malice? And what picture of Christ does this type of person show to the unbelieving world?

Hate is a total breakdown in the Christlike attitude we are called to exhibit. Yet even in churches, it’s not hard to find individuals just brimming over with hostility. Where does it come from? One of the key reasons believers are so prone to hatred is an inability to forgive those who caused them hurt—especially when such treatment is undeserved.

Let’s take a “hate test.” Think about someone who hurt you in the past, and consider these “heart checks”:

1.    IF YOU HATE SOMEONE, YOU CANNOT SHAKE THE MEMORY. Does the scene play out in your mind over and over?

2.    IF YOU HATE SOMEONE, YOU CANNOT WISH HIM OR HER WELL. Do you genuinely wish the best for a person who has hurt you?

3.    IF YOU HATE SOMEONE, YOU WANT THAT PERSON TO HURT JUST AS YOU HURT Do you secretly desire this individual to experience the same pain that was thrust upon you?

If these questions have revealed any hidden animosity in your heart, don’t leave your chair until you prayerfully meditate on Ephesians 4:31-32. First, read the passage aloud. Then, personalize it into a prayer, and let God’s Holy Spirit cleanse your heart of hatred by empowering you to forgive an old hurt.

Commentary:

After posting my previous post “What’s in a president’s faith?” and then reading today’s devotional, I am concerned that my style may make it seem like I have a life that is totally shrouded in loathing, rage, and malice.  I assure you that it is quite the opposite.  It is true that I have a hatred for the devastating effects that the tyrants have on the world.  But I post out of my love for you.  I want to bring you to a knowledge of the truth concerning politics as well as Christ’s love for you, and the salvation that He offers you.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What’s in a president’s faith?



Catholics better not believe in Pope Francis’ Tyrant Theology.

Methodists better not advocate the “social justice” of Hillary Clinton.
Episcopalians better not promote the “social justice” of Franklin Roosevelt.

All candidates better battle to preserve Christianity against the onslaught of atheistic communism.

No one with Progressive Protestant convictions should be allowed.

Presidents must have a strong faith in God.

By closely studying their lives before, during, and after their time in office, scrutinizing their private as well as public statements, and considering the testimony of others who knew them well, we can get a better idea of their true convictions.  Their religious beliefs are important because, as argued, they shape their character, understanding of the world and people, and policies.
 
 

 

Super Tyranny


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/20/sen-sessions-myth-busts-obama-trade-effort/

Conservative Realism


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/21/the_obama_doctrine_a_recipe_for_failure_overseas.html

More coercion and less liberty


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418690/obama-and-hillary-are-all-too-happy-coerce-acceptance-their-agendas-victor-davis

Pray about your need



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From the CANON on this blog:

      Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  1 Peter 5:7

But in my distress I cried out to the Lord;
    yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary;
    my cry to him reached his ears.  Psalm 18:6

From today’s scripture reading:

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

       Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

TURN TO THE LORD. Remember that God loves you and desires a close relationship with you. He is in sovereign control of your situation, so bring your apprehension to Him.

CLING TO YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER. Take your focus off your circumstances, and look to the One who promises His help. The Bible gives this assurance: “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More on the Tyrant Theology



“If the Soviet bloc wasn't the mother of liberation theology, it was certainly a sinister stepmother, enlisting Catholics in a geopolitical cause and inviting them to sell their souls for funding and support.”

 “Memos from the archives of the Soviet Union and East Germany have also revealed clear Soviet-bloc support of liberation theology – and rage at the opposition it encountered from John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger.”

“The memos undeniably indicate a protective interest in liberation theology's success and lay out a retaliatory campaign to do everything possible to undermine John Paul II's Vatican for his opposition to the communist program – including liberation theology.”

“Mendez Arceo has participated in [several conferences] in which the Catholic bishops proposed the Liberation Theology option for the poor. This new theology proposes a merging of Christianity and Marxism-Leninism.”

“Whatever one may believe about the specifics, it is undeniable that the Soviets saw liberation theology as something politically useful to their cause – and that they promoted and defended it as if it were their own.”

“Pacepa's statements are important. So is the evidence of so many others regarding the Soviet support for and manipulation of liberation theology. All of this is a reminder of the dangers of religion subordinated to a godless, rights-trampling ideology.”

Dependency



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From the CANON on this blog:

Solutions

1.             God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
 

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  1 Peter 5:7

But in my distress I cried out to the Lord;
    yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary;
    my cry to him reached his ears.  Psalm 18:6

From today’s scripture reading:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

       2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

          God doesn’t want us to live with ongoing anxiety.

Common worries include the fear of …poverty.  Why do we find it so hard to let go of our concerns, even when God clearly states, “Do not fear” (Luke 12:7)? The reason is that worry can become deeply ingrained in the way we think.

Regardless of the cause, anxiety will take our eyes off our omnipotent, loving heavenly Father and focus our attention on our circumstances. No wonder God repeatedly reminds us not to fear—He wants His children to feel secure in His capability and trustworthiness.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thomas Sowell on the Baal Tyranny impact



“You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.”

“Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves.”

As it says in the CANON, “The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.”

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Preparing for the big Tyrant Conclave



OK, first of all, the conservative does not think social policy begins and ends with the family.  It begins and ends with God.  And it is probably informative to note that that probably did not occur to Obama.

So speaking of Obama, Elie said “As he stated the ideal, he embodied it, at once setting out an argument for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans and speaking with authority about the ways in which the poverty of many black Americans is intertwined with family structure, the absence of black fathers (and wage-earners), in particular.”  So that shows Obama’s thinking on the subject.  Of course, being a Baal Tyrant, he thinks of higher taxes on the free market capitalists, while blaming the victims of his policies (black fathers) for the poverty of the black families (much like in the O’Reilly Spin Zone – see my post at the bottom of the list of May posts).  To Elie, that shows how Obama has raised our expectations for cultural literacy and intellectual sophistication in the White House.

Since this was “one in a series of events intended to unpack the Catholic social teachings at the root of Pope Francis’s pontificate”, I don’t know that they are far removed from their goal.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

And now the Tyrant Theologian is going after Israel?



“Vatican recognition would signal to Israel that the Holy See is unhappy with the continued Israeli occupation of territory it sees as Palestinian, and that it sees Palestinian independence as necessary in any peace deal.”

The rapidity with which the Pope is going about change reminds me of a certain president who is doubling down in his last 20 months.  Does it have something to do with what the Pope said about himself not lasting much longer?

Catholics finding out about the Tyrant Theologian?



One can only hope.  Now, what about the Catholic bishops?  Are a majority of them corrupt?  Just what does Marxism do for them, to cause them to sell their souls?  Afraid to rebel against the pope (ala the minions of Boehner and McConnell)?

Is Pope Francis a Commie?



After seeing 50 years of Castro’s failed Marxist policies and 6 years of Obama’s failed Marxist policies, why does Pope Francis think his Marxist “liberation theology” is the answer?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Pope, God, and the powerful of the earth



I would not call it feeding the poor if you promote a Marxist doctrine of “liberation theology”, which widens the gap between rich and poor, rather than promoting free market capitalism, which elevates the masses, and also having the church provide for any that are still poor.

And as far as the global warming hoax, leave that to the other Marxists that worship Baal.

The pope’s convert in need of sanctification


Monday, May 11, 2015

Needham calling for Republicans to renounce Baal Capitalism


A Tyrant Theologian


Of course, the left would call him a Liberation Theologian


“The perception shared across the dividing lines of politics, philosophy, and theology is that the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope is moving the Catholic Church in a progressive direction.”

“Much of the discussion of Francis understandably relates to his political views, to his recasting of the Church’s leadership around the globe, and to what is in many ways a break with the last 35 years of Church history.”

“But neither should his spiritual radicalism be used to downplay how much change he is bringing about, and how he is moving a profound critique of economic injustice to the Church’s center stage. These are other aspects of his radicalism.”

“He has explicitly denounced ‘trickle-down’ economics by name.”

“That conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have declared the pope’s approach ‘pure Marxism’ should not be surprising.”

“I have offered only a small selection of Francis’s observations on economic justice but it’s obvious that this cause is central to his papacy.”

The pope’s status as a son of Argentina and Latin America is key. His radical language about poverty is the language of the progressive wing of the Church in his region. This represents another break with John Paul and Benedict.”

In 1968, Father Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez, a Peruvian, wrote a paper entitled “Toward a Theology of Liberation,” urging Christians to take on the economic injustices of Latin America and to battle the privileged. It grew into a book published in 1971. Liberation theology was unapologetically radical and its advocates often found themselves in alliance with Marxists.

“Francis did something quite astonishing in light of the recent past: One of his first acts was to invite GutiĆ©rrez to Rome. They celebrated Mass and had breakfast together. The gesture did not represent a formal revocation of what Benedict had written, but it sent an important signal.”

“Leonardo Boff, another liberation theologian condemned by the Vatican in the John Paul years and forced into “penitential silence,” has re-emerged as a staunch defender of Francis. Boff praised Francis as “a pope who comes from the Great South” and who has a “new view of things, from below.”

“Perhaps the clearest sign that Francis’s progressive moves are real and substantive is the pushback he is encountering from conservative prelates.”

“Stephen Moore, a Catholic who is the chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, called Francis ‘a complete disaster’ on public policy who ‘has allied himself with the far left and has embraced an ideology that would make people poorer and less free.’”

On communism and socialism



"I am a communist of the Cuban Communist Party," Raul Castro said Sunday. "The party never allowed the believers. Now we are allowing that believers also be part. This is an important step."

On Saturday, Fidel Castro penned an op-ed commemorating Victory Day, a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union. In it, Castro, who ceded power to his brother in 2008, referred to Lenin as a "brilliant revolutionary strategist," lauded communism, decried capitalism and wrote that the recent cooperation between China and Russia has formed a "shield of world peace and security, so that the life of our species may be preserved."

"The 27 million Soviets who died in the Great Patriotic War also did so for humanity and the right to think and be socialists, to be Marxist-Leninists, communists, and leave the dark ages behind," Fidel Castro wrote on state-run Granma.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Another correlation with CANON



It correlates on the date of this posting.  If you are reading this on another day, search for May 8, 2015 on the intouch.org website.

From the CANON on this blog:

      How the worship of Baal breaks the Ten Commandments

1.    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 

Tyrants do not believe in the true God.  Their god is Tyranny.  They cause their subjects to worship and be dependent on them, rather than God.
 
     5.   Honour thy father and thy mother.

Just look at the breakdown of the family based on Godless socialist policies.

      Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
 

4.    Family members are called upon to help other members.
 

From today’s scripture reading:

Then Hannah prayed:

My heart rejoices in the Lord!
    The Lord has made me strong.
Now I have an answer for my enemies;
    I rejoice because you rescued me.
No one is holy like the Lord!
    There is no one besides you;
    there is no Rock like our God.

He lifts the poor from the dust
    and the needy from the garbage dump.

1 Samuel 2:1,2,8 (NLT)

From today’s devotional:

Hannah experienced great sorrow prior to the birth of her son Samuel. Through that difficult time, however, she demonstrated a strong love for the Lord and a dependence on Him through prayer.

Samuel had a mother who loved God deeply. In fact, Hannah saw herself as the Lord’s handmaid, whose life was in service to Him (1 Samuel 1:11). Even when her misery was overwhelming, she acknowledged how important He was to her, and she modeled a godly lifestyle.

We are commanded to love the Lord with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30) and to give Him first place in our life (Deuteronomy 5:7). If we love God, we will make sure our children know about Him and understand the importance of a relationship with Him through Christ. Our lives, though flawed, will reveal the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Samuel was blessed because Hannah was a woman of prayer. After telling of her petition, which stemmed from misery, Scripture records her declaration of praise, which came from a heart rejoicing over God’s answer to her cries. A praying mother gives high priority to bringing family concerns before the Lord.

Children need committed parents who 1) demonstrate love toward both the family and God, and 2) help them experience the power and joy of prayer (James 5:16). Even one parent can make a powerful difference when Christ is the center of the home.

Correlation:

We are to have no other god before the true God.  We are commanded to love the Lord with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength and to give Him first place in our life.  We should have a strong love for the Lord and a dependence on Him through prayer.

Family members are called upon to help other members.  They demonstrate love toward the family and God, and help them experience the power and joy of prayer.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How does Beinart expect Sanders to be a socialist?



“The Vermont senator's authentic outrage over how the super rich have distorted America’s economy and bought its government will find an eager audience.”

Is Beinart serious?  How does he expect Sanders to practice socialism without allowing the Baal Capitalists to buy the government?

Tyrants to Pope Francis: Amen!



It is time for a renaissance of the liberal spirit, a reawakening of the liberal movement and a revival of liberal leadership for the nation that gave the world presidents named Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Clinton.

Why did he leave out Obama?

Note:  I would replace every occurrence of the word “liberal” with “tyrant”.

Note:  I posted about a thehill/brent-budowsky article before with “A Baal Tyrant’s love of the Pope”.  The post is near the top of the list of posts copied  February, 2015. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Another correlation with CANON



It correlates on the date of this posting.  If you are reading this on another day, search for May 2, 2015 on the intouch.org website.

From the CANON on this blog:

Solutions

1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
  

From today’s devotional:

There are times when God’s purpose is set. He is in control and has determined the best course.  In other cases, we “do not have because we do not ask” (James 4:2). There are some good things that God holds back until we extend prayerful hands to receive them. But He is a loving Father, who also pours out blessings that we wouldn’t even think to request.  Do you understand what an awesome privilege it is to kneel before the all-powerful Father and know that He listens and will respond? God loves being good to His children and answering their prayers.

Correlation:
God is omnipotent and in control.  He pours out blessings that we wouldn’t even think to request.  The poor should extend prayerful hands to receive salvation, rather than depending on Baal.