• God’s love August 24 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

    God the Absolute loves us absolutely. “Tribulation” can neither squeeze nor thrash us out of His heart. Being hemmed in, cornered, can’t remove you from God’s love.

    Pursuit by enemies only drives us deeper into His loving arms. Shameful exposure brings us His compassion. Threatening circumstances result in His passion to protect us. The sword cannot slice us from His unlimited love.

    The totality of adversity for the child is met with the totality of affection from the Father. https://mailchi.mp/7ce8376f8bf2/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452861?e=9cbe669f39
    God’s love August 24 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35 God the Absolute loves us absolutely. “Tribulation” can neither squeeze nor thrash us out of His heart. Being hemmed in, cornered, can’t remove you from God’s love. Pursuit by enemies only drives us deeper into His loving arms. Shameful exposure brings us His compassion. Threatening circumstances result in His passion to protect us. The sword cannot slice us from His unlimited love. The totality of adversity for the child is met with the totality of affection from the Father. https://mailchi.mp/7ce8376f8bf2/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452861?e=9cbe669f39
    God’s love
    “Tribulation” can neither squeeze nor thrash us out of His heart.
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  • The side of Rabindranath Tagore that ‘Liberal Intellectuals’ don’t want you to see: Here is what he thought of Islam

    Quite ostensibly, Tagore was not a proponent of the Hindu Right as we understand it today. However, he was certainly not one of the 'secular intellectual elite' of today either.

    Over time, a certain effort has been made by the intellectual Bengali elite to recast cultural icons of yore into stereotypes that fit perfectly with their own imaginations. In their effort, certain Bengali icons who have greatly influenced Bengali culture have been discarded while others have been fashioned as symbols of the supposed inherent secular Bengali culture.

    In this endeavour, icons like Shyama Prasad Mookherjee and Sri Aurobindo don’t find a place for themselves in the pantheon of Bengali stalwarts while those like Raja Ram Mohan Roy do. However, contrary to what liberals would have us believe, the opinions of such icons did not always conform with their fancy notions.

    Rabindranath Tagore is one such Bengali stalwart. Decades after his death, his songs are still sung and heard by every single Bengali Hindu family. His songs, which capture a variety of human emotions, have an entirely separate category unto themselves. ‘Rabindra Sangeet’ it is called. He is indeed an absolute cultural icon and over time, the Bengali intellectual elite has claimed him to be secular to present the ‘highly refined Bengali culture’ to be in stark contrast with the ‘rustic bigoted North Indian culture’.

    However, was Rabindranath Tagore really secular as the term is understood now? Was he really a deracinated intellectual as most of the Bengali elite is now? Let us discard the notions liberals have fed us and make up our own minds on the basis of the legend’s own words.

    From his works, it is abundantly clear that the great poet was not too fond of Islam and Christianity, to put it mildly. He said of them once, “There are two religions in earth, which have distinct enmity against all other religions. These two are Christianity and Islam. They are not just satisfied with observing their own religions but are determined to destroy all other religions. That’s why the only way to make peace with them is to embrace their religions.” (Original works of Rabindranath Vol. 24, page 375, Vishwa Bharti; 1982.)

    In a letter to Hemantabala Sarkar, written on the 16th of October, 1933, quoted in Bengali weekly ‘Swastika’ on 21-6-1999, he says, “The terrible situation of the country makes my mind restless and I cannot keep silent. Meaningless ritual keeps the Hindus divided into hundred sects. So we are suffering from a series of defeats. We are tired and worn-out by the fortunes by the internal-external enemies. The Muslims are united in religion and rituals. The Bengali Muslims the South Indian Muslims and even the Muslims outside India-all are united. They always stand united in face of danger. The broken and divided Hindus will not be able to combat them. Days are coming when the Hindus will be again humiliated by the Muslims. “You are a mother of children, one day you will die, passing the future of Hindus society on the weak shoulders of your children, but think about their future.”

    Rabindranath Tagore also blamed the Muslim community for the everlasting communal tensions between the two communities. Particularly, he blamed the pan-Islamic identity of the Muslim community and their penchant to put their religion over the nation which he claimed stood in the way of peaceful relations between Hindus and Muslims.

    In an interview with Times of India in 1924, which was quoted by the Hindu intellectual stalwart Sita Ram Goel in his book ‘Muslim Separatism – Causes and Consequences’ (1987), Tagore said, “A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims can not confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked (the Muslims) whether, in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they (Muslims) would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common land. I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them… Even such a man as Mr Mohammad Ali (one of the famous Ali brothers, the leaders of the Khilafat Movement-the compiler) has declared that under no circumstances is it permissible for any Mohammedan, whatever be his country, to stand against any Mohammedan.”

    On another occasion, “Swamy Shraddananda’’, written by Rabindranath in Magh, 1333 Bangabda; compiled in the book ‘Kalantar’, he exhorted the Hindus to shed their weakness. “Weakness harbours sin. So, if the Muslims beat us and we, the Hindus, tolerate this without resistance-then, we will know that it is made possible only by our weakness. For the sake of ourselves and our neighbour Muslims also, we have to discard our weakness. We can appeal to our neighbour Muslims, ‘Please don’t be cruel to us. No religion can be based on genocide’ – but this kind of appeal is nothing, but the weeping of the weak person. When the low pressure is created in the air, a storm comes spontaneously; nobody can stop it for the sake of religion. Similarly, if weakness is cherished and be allowed to exist, torture comes automatically – nobody can stop it.”

    He also harboured a very pessimistic outlook about the future of Hindu-Muslim relation. He went on to add, “Possibly, the Hindus and the Muslims can make a fake friendship to each other for a while, but that cannot last forever. As long as you don’t purify the soil, which grows only thorny shrubs you can not expect any fruit.”

    Rabindranath Tagore, simultaneously, harboured great faith in Hinduism. He said, “When two-three different religions claim that only their own religions are true and all other religions are false, their religions are only ways to Heaven, conflicts cannot be avoided. Thus, fundamentalism tries to abolish all other religions. This is called Bolshevism in religion. Only the path shown by the Hinduism can relieve the world form this meanness.” (Tagore, ‘Aatmaparichapa’ in his book `Parichaya’)

    Of course, Tagore’s intelligence means that his opinions were extremely nuanced and it’s quite impossible to capture the entirety of his worldview in a single article. However, one thing is for certain, Tagore was certainly not the ‘secular hero’ the current Bengali elite imagine him to be. If he said the words now that he did then, the stalwart would be immediately labelled as a Hindutva Bigot.

    To be fair, certain Left-Liberals maintain their honesty in this respect and do already label him as Islamophobic and a bigot. That is indeed worthy of much more appreciation than the attempts to recast the great man into something he was not. Pitamber Kaushik, in an article published in Countercurrents (https://countercurrents.org/2019/05/what-did-rabindranath-tagore-think-about-islam) titled ‘What Did Rabindranath Tagore Think About Islam?’, says “an oft-unnoticed facet of this multiarmed polyglot, is remarkable, that of an undeniable bigot.” He adds, “Albeit Tagore did much to overhaul the exploitative social system and was the harbinger of progressive, modernist thought in Bengal, he was no Namboodripad or Nehru. Averse to the Abrahamic religions, and in spite of all ideological reformist endeavours, Tagore harboured an unmistakably soft spot for Hinduism, his religion of birth and upbringing.”

    One certain Saif Khan, writing for the Left-Liberal website Youth ki Awaaz, placed Tagore in the list of ‘Islamophobic Indians‘ (https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2013/04/indias-islamophobic-icons/). And it is further said, “Tagore’s flawed analogy if repeated by a political leader today would earn him the title of being ‘communal’.” Certain Maulanas, too, claim that Tagore’s ideas are being used to spread hatred against Muslims.

    Tagore was an extremely complicated man born into an extremely complicated era. Unfortunately enough, he became a victim of the newly minted artificially secular regime’s revisionist project. As a consequence, the enormous complexity of the man was reduced to dull shades of black and white and the grandeur of his achievements was reduced to merely a political tool in the hands of vested interests.

    Quite ostensibly, Tagore was not a proponent of the Hindu Right as we understand it today. However, he was certainly not one of the ‘secular intellectual elite’ of today either. More importantly, Tagore’s legacy is not the intellectual property of the current set of deracinated Bengali elite. His music and legacy is cherished by every Indian. When the entire country rises for the National Anthem, they are paying tribute to the nation through a song composed by Tagore. Cultural Icons from the past ought to be celebrated and cherished, to use them as sticks to beat fellow countrymen with is a sheer disgrace.



    https://www.opindia.com/2019/05/the-side-of-rabindranath-tagore-that-liberal-intellectuals-dont-want-you-to-see-here-is-what-he-thought-of-islam/
    The side of Rabindranath Tagore that ‘Liberal Intellectuals’ don’t want you to see: Here is what he thought of Islam Quite ostensibly, Tagore was not a proponent of the Hindu Right as we understand it today. However, he was certainly not one of the 'secular intellectual elite' of today either. Over time, a certain effort has been made by the intellectual Bengali elite to recast cultural icons of yore into stereotypes that fit perfectly with their own imaginations. In their effort, certain Bengali icons who have greatly influenced Bengali culture have been discarded while others have been fashioned as symbols of the supposed inherent secular Bengali culture. In this endeavour, icons like Shyama Prasad Mookherjee and Sri Aurobindo don’t find a place for themselves in the pantheon of Bengali stalwarts while those like Raja Ram Mohan Roy do. However, contrary to what liberals would have us believe, the opinions of such icons did not always conform with their fancy notions. Rabindranath Tagore is one such Bengali stalwart. Decades after his death, his songs are still sung and heard by every single Bengali Hindu family. His songs, which capture a variety of human emotions, have an entirely separate category unto themselves. ‘Rabindra Sangeet’ it is called. He is indeed an absolute cultural icon and over time, the Bengali intellectual elite has claimed him to be secular to present the ‘highly refined Bengali culture’ to be in stark contrast with the ‘rustic bigoted North Indian culture’. However, was Rabindranath Tagore really secular as the term is understood now? Was he really a deracinated intellectual as most of the Bengali elite is now? Let us discard the notions liberals have fed us and make up our own minds on the basis of the legend’s own words. From his works, it is abundantly clear that the great poet was not too fond of Islam and Christianity, to put it mildly. He said of them once, “There are two religions in earth, which have distinct enmity against all other religions. These two are Christianity and Islam. They are not just satisfied with observing their own religions but are determined to destroy all other religions. That’s why the only way to make peace with them is to embrace their religions.” (Original works of Rabindranath Vol. 24, page 375, Vishwa Bharti; 1982.) In a letter to Hemantabala Sarkar, written on the 16th of October, 1933, quoted in Bengali weekly ‘Swastika’ on 21-6-1999, he says, “The terrible situation of the country makes my mind restless and I cannot keep silent. Meaningless ritual keeps the Hindus divided into hundred sects. So we are suffering from a series of defeats. We are tired and worn-out by the fortunes by the internal-external enemies. The Muslims are united in religion and rituals. The Bengali Muslims the South Indian Muslims and even the Muslims outside India-all are united. They always stand united in face of danger. The broken and divided Hindus will not be able to combat them. Days are coming when the Hindus will be again humiliated by the Muslims. “You are a mother of children, one day you will die, passing the future of Hindus society on the weak shoulders of your children, but think about their future.” Rabindranath Tagore also blamed the Muslim community for the everlasting communal tensions between the two communities. Particularly, he blamed the pan-Islamic identity of the Muslim community and their penchant to put their religion over the nation which he claimed stood in the way of peaceful relations between Hindus and Muslims. In an interview with Times of India in 1924, which was quoted by the Hindu intellectual stalwart Sita Ram Goel in his book ‘Muslim Separatism – Causes and Consequences’ (1987), Tagore said, “A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims can not confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked (the Muslims) whether, in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they (Muslims) would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common land. I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them… Even such a man as Mr Mohammad Ali (one of the famous Ali brothers, the leaders of the Khilafat Movement-the compiler) has declared that under no circumstances is it permissible for any Mohammedan, whatever be his country, to stand against any Mohammedan.” On another occasion, “Swamy Shraddananda’’, written by Rabindranath in Magh, 1333 Bangabda; compiled in the book ‘Kalantar’, he exhorted the Hindus to shed their weakness. “Weakness harbours sin. So, if the Muslims beat us and we, the Hindus, tolerate this without resistance-then, we will know that it is made possible only by our weakness. For the sake of ourselves and our neighbour Muslims also, we have to discard our weakness. We can appeal to our neighbour Muslims, ‘Please don’t be cruel to us. No religion can be based on genocide’ – but this kind of appeal is nothing, but the weeping of the weak person. When the low pressure is created in the air, a storm comes spontaneously; nobody can stop it for the sake of religion. Similarly, if weakness is cherished and be allowed to exist, torture comes automatically – nobody can stop it.” He also harboured a very pessimistic outlook about the future of Hindu-Muslim relation. He went on to add, “Possibly, the Hindus and the Muslims can make a fake friendship to each other for a while, but that cannot last forever. As long as you don’t purify the soil, which grows only thorny shrubs you can not expect any fruit.” Rabindranath Tagore, simultaneously, harboured great faith in Hinduism. He said, “When two-three different religions claim that only their own religions are true and all other religions are false, their religions are only ways to Heaven, conflicts cannot be avoided. Thus, fundamentalism tries to abolish all other religions. This is called Bolshevism in religion. Only the path shown by the Hinduism can relieve the world form this meanness.” (Tagore, ‘Aatmaparichapa’ in his book `Parichaya’) Of course, Tagore’s intelligence means that his opinions were extremely nuanced and it’s quite impossible to capture the entirety of his worldview in a single article. However, one thing is for certain, Tagore was certainly not the ‘secular hero’ the current Bengali elite imagine him to be. If he said the words now that he did then, the stalwart would be immediately labelled as a Hindutva Bigot. To be fair, certain Left-Liberals maintain their honesty in this respect and do already label him as Islamophobic and a bigot. That is indeed worthy of much more appreciation than the attempts to recast the great man into something he was not. Pitamber Kaushik, in an article published in Countercurrents (https://countercurrents.org/2019/05/what-did-rabindranath-tagore-think-about-islam) titled ‘What Did Rabindranath Tagore Think About Islam?’, says “an oft-unnoticed facet of this multiarmed polyglot, is remarkable, that of an undeniable bigot.” He adds, “Albeit Tagore did much to overhaul the exploitative social system and was the harbinger of progressive, modernist thought in Bengal, he was no Namboodripad or Nehru. Averse to the Abrahamic religions, and in spite of all ideological reformist endeavours, Tagore harboured an unmistakably soft spot for Hinduism, his religion of birth and upbringing.” One certain Saif Khan, writing for the Left-Liberal website Youth ki Awaaz, placed Tagore in the list of ‘Islamophobic Indians‘ (https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2013/04/indias-islamophobic-icons/). And it is further said, “Tagore’s flawed analogy if repeated by a political leader today would earn him the title of being ‘communal’.” Certain Maulanas, too, claim that Tagore’s ideas are being used to spread hatred against Muslims. Tagore was an extremely complicated man born into an extremely complicated era. Unfortunately enough, he became a victim of the newly minted artificially secular regime’s revisionist project. As a consequence, the enormous complexity of the man was reduced to dull shades of black and white and the grandeur of his achievements was reduced to merely a political tool in the hands of vested interests. Quite ostensibly, Tagore was not a proponent of the Hindu Right as we understand it today. However, he was certainly not one of the ‘secular intellectual elite’ of today either. More importantly, Tagore’s legacy is not the intellectual property of the current set of deracinated Bengali elite. His music and legacy is cherished by every Indian. When the entire country rises for the National Anthem, they are paying tribute to the nation through a song composed by Tagore. Cultural Icons from the past ought to be celebrated and cherished, to use them as sticks to beat fellow countrymen with is a sheer disgrace. https://www.opindia.com/2019/05/the-side-of-rabindranath-tagore-that-liberal-intellectuals-dont-want-you-to-see-here-is-what-he-thought-of-islam/
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  • From Peoples Party of Canada:
    The People's Party of Canada’s platform for the October 2019 general election is being progressively unveiled. Today, we invite you to read our policy proposal on immigration.
    The PPC offers the most developed platform and the best policies. Our party will grow if more Canadians hear our message. If you know anyone who might be interested in today's topic, send them this email.
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    Immigration: Reducing Overall Levels and Prioritizing Skilled Immigrants
    Issue
    The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals.
    Despite Canada already accepting more immigrants that almost any other country, both the Liberals and Conservatives support an unsustainable increase in the annual immigration intake, and are using mass immigration as a political tool to buy votes among immigrant communities.
    Facts
    Right now, only 26% of all the immigrants and refugees who come to Canada every year are directly chosen because they have the right qualifications and work experience to fulfill our economic needs. The rest are dependents (spouses and children), come through the family reunification program or as refugees, do not work, or do not have the skills that we need even if they find work.
    Immigrants generally have lower wages than non-immigrants. They pay on average about half as much in income taxes as other Canadians but absorb nearly the same value of government services. A study puts the cost to taxpayers in 2014 at roughly $5,300 per immigrant living in Canada, for a total annual cost of somewhere between $27 billion and $35 billion.
    Demographic studies have shown that newcomers are a bit younger on average than Canadians, but not enough to have a noticeable impact on the rate of aging. The Liberal government has made matters worse by increasing the number of parents and grand-parents accepted under the family reunification program.
    Mass immigration also inflates housing prices. More than 41% of all immigrants to Canada settle in and around Toronto and Vancouver, which have some of the least affordable housing among big cities in the world.
    Our Plan
    Our immigration policy can benefit Canadians only if we welcome the right kind of immigrants. It should prioritize Canada’s economic interests and be calibrated in a way that does not jeopardize Canadian values and the maintenance of our national identity.
    A People’s Party government will:
    • Substantially lower the total number of immigrants and refugees Canada accept every year, from 350,000 to between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances.
    • Reform the immigration point system and the related programs to accept a larger proportion of economic immigrants with the right skills.
    • Accept fewer resettled refugees (see Refugees policy - Coming up) and limit the number of immigrants accepted under the family reunification program, including abolishing the program for parents and grand-parents.
    • Limit the number of temporary foreign workers and make sure that they fulfil temporary positions and do not compete unfairly with Canadian workers.
    • Change the law to make birth tourism illegal.
    • Ensure that every candidate for immigration undergoes a face-to-face interview and answers a series of specific questions to assess the extent to which they align with Canadian values and societal norms (see Multiculturalism policy - Coming up).
    • Increase resources for CSIS, the RCMP and Canadian Immigration and Citizenship to do interviews and thorough background checks on all classes of immigrants.
    The online version of this policy is here.




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    From Peoples Party of Canada: The People's Party of Canada’s platform for the October 2019 general election is being progressively unveiled. Today, we invite you to read our policy proposal on immigration. The PPC offers the most developed platform and the best policies. Our party will grow if more Canadians hear our message. If you know anyone who might be interested in today's topic, send them this email. * * * Immigration: Reducing Overall Levels and Prioritizing Skilled Immigrants Issue The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals. Despite Canada already accepting more immigrants that almost any other country, both the Liberals and Conservatives support an unsustainable increase in the annual immigration intake, and are using mass immigration as a political tool to buy votes among immigrant communities. Facts Right now, only 26% of all the immigrants and refugees who come to Canada every year are directly chosen because they have the right qualifications and work experience to fulfill our economic needs. The rest are dependents (spouses and children), come through the family reunification program or as refugees, do not work, or do not have the skills that we need even if they find work. Immigrants generally have lower wages than non-immigrants. They pay on average about half as much in income taxes as other Canadians but absorb nearly the same value of government services. A study puts the cost to taxpayers in 2014 at roughly $5,300 per immigrant living in Canada, for a total annual cost of somewhere between $27 billion and $35 billion. Demographic studies have shown that newcomers are a bit younger on average than Canadians, but not enough to have a noticeable impact on the rate of aging. The Liberal government has made matters worse by increasing the number of parents and grand-parents accepted under the family reunification program. Mass immigration also inflates housing prices. More than 41% of all immigrants to Canada settle in and around Toronto and Vancouver, which have some of the least affordable housing among big cities in the world. Our Plan Our immigration policy can benefit Canadians only if we welcome the right kind of immigrants. It should prioritize Canada’s economic interests and be calibrated in a way that does not jeopardize Canadian values and the maintenance of our national identity. A People’s Party government will: • Substantially lower the total number of immigrants and refugees Canada accept every year, from 350,000 to between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances. • Reform the immigration point system and the related programs to accept a larger proportion of economic immigrants with the right skills. • Accept fewer resettled refugees (see Refugees policy - Coming up) and limit the number of immigrants accepted under the family reunification program, including abolishing the program for parents and grand-parents. • Limit the number of temporary foreign workers and make sure that they fulfil temporary positions and do not compete unfairly with Canadian workers. • Change the law to make birth tourism illegal. • Ensure that every candidate for immigration undergoes a face-to-face interview and answers a series of specific questions to assess the extent to which they align with Canadian values and societal norms (see Multiculturalism policy - Coming up). • Increase resources for CSIS, the RCMP and Canadian Immigration and Citizenship to do interviews and thorough background checks on all classes of immigrants. The online version of this policy is here. ________________________ People's Party of Canada Follow the PPC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. To make a donation with a cheque, please use this address: 290, St-Joseph Blvd, room 205, Gatineau, Quebec, J8Y 3Y3. The cheque must be made payable to People's Party of Canada. To make an online donation, please visit our website: www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca. Thank you!
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  • Daily in Christ by Neil T. Anderson, 2019-08-02
    AUTHORITY AND POWER
    “He [Jesus] called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons” ( Luke 9:1 )

    Jesus gave His disciples both authority and power over demons. What's the difference? Authority is the right to rule; it's a positional issue. A policeman has the right to stop traffic at an intersection because of the position of authority represented by his badge. Similarly, Jesus gave His disciples His badge to carry. They had the right to rule over the demons because of their position as followers of the One to whom all authority in heaven and on earth has been given.
    (Matthew 28:18-20) : “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

    In contrast, power is the ability to rule. A policeman may have the authority to stop traffic, but he doesn't have the physical ability to do so. If he tries to stop traffic by his own power, he will probably get run over. However, if you move a 20-foot-square cement block into the middle of the intersection, it may not have any authority to make cars stop, but it certainly has the ability to do so!

    No good manager would delegate responsibility to his underlings without also delegating authority to them and equipping them with the ability to get the job done. Jesus charged His disciples with the responsibility to proclaim the kingdom of God. Had He not also given them authority and power in the spirit world, the demons would have just scoffed at their feeble attempts and sent them running for cover (as they did the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19).

    The truth is that, while in yourself you don't have the ability to resist Satan and his demons, in Christ you do . The Israelites looked at Goliath fearfully and said, "We can't fight him." But young David looked at Goliath and said, "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?" (1 Samuel 17:26). The army saw Goliath in relation to themselves and trembled; David saw Goliath in relation to God and triumphed. When you encounter the spiritual enemies of your soul, remember: "Be strong in the Lord [your authority], and in the power (Jesus) of His might " (Ephesians 6:10 kjv).

    Prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your authority and power. Help me view my circumstances in light of what You can do, not according to what I can't do.
    Daily in Christ by Neil T. Anderson, 2019-08-02 AUTHORITY AND POWER “He [Jesus] called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons” ( Luke 9:1 ) Jesus gave His disciples both authority and power over demons. What's the difference? Authority is the right to rule; it's a positional issue. A policeman has the right to stop traffic at an intersection because of the position of authority represented by his badge. Similarly, Jesus gave His disciples His badge to carry. They had the right to rule over the demons because of their position as followers of the One to whom all authority in heaven and on earth has been given. (Matthew 28:18-20) : “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." In contrast, power is the ability to rule. A policeman may have the authority to stop traffic, but he doesn't have the physical ability to do so. If he tries to stop traffic by his own power, he will probably get run over. However, if you move a 20-foot-square cement block into the middle of the intersection, it may not have any authority to make cars stop, but it certainly has the ability to do so! No good manager would delegate responsibility to his underlings without also delegating authority to them and equipping them with the ability to get the job done. Jesus charged His disciples with the responsibility to proclaim the kingdom of God. Had He not also given them authority and power in the spirit world, the demons would have just scoffed at their feeble attempts and sent them running for cover (as they did the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19). The truth is that, while in yourself you don't have the ability to resist Satan and his demons, in Christ you do . The Israelites looked at Goliath fearfully and said, "We can't fight him." But young David looked at Goliath and said, "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?" (1 Samuel 17:26). The army saw Goliath in relation to themselves and trembled; David saw Goliath in relation to God and triumphed. When you encounter the spiritual enemies of your soul, remember: "Be strong in the Lord [your authority], and in the power (Jesus) of His might " (Ephesians 6:10 kjv). Prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your authority and power. Help me view my circumstances in light of what You can do, not according to what I can't do.
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  • Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-02
    VALUABLE IN GOD’S EYES
    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

    From the opening verse, there is a “before you were born” and “before you were in the womb” existence that God speaks about. There is a pre-birth, preconception in our story. In that part, before we were ever born or conceived, God says, “I knew you and I planned for you.” Whatever the irregularities may be about our own birth, every one of us is an individual created by God––not just one of a massive humanity, but a person.

    Scripture tells us that no matter what our human origin may be, we have an origin that is bigger, deeper and longer than that––it originates in God Himself. David tells us, “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:15-16).

    Although nothing was formed, God saw us, knew us and planned for us. All of our days were written in His book before one of them came to be. Our life is neither an accident nor insignificant. God created us just the way we are, with our weaknesses as well as our strengths, which is why we are to accept our weaknesses as fully as we accept our strengths because God gave them to us. Rather than covering up our weaknesses, running away from them and trying to enhance only those things we feel are our strengths; God said to Jeremiah, “I knew you. I set you apart.” We must embrace our weaknesses and celebrate our dependence on God and others. When we know that we were created by God and conceived in His mind before ever in our mother’s womb, we stop wanting to be different.

    No matter what may characterize our lives and circumstances, some of us tend to have a scale of values that we base people’s significance on. It may be based on what they do, where they live and how much they earn that causes us to say, “this person is more important than that one,” or “this person is less significant than that one.” Some of us probably spend our lives feeling we score poorly when we measure ourselves to others. But we are who we are because we were made and created by God. When we see our significance and value from God’s point of view, we will cease to scale people and begin viewing every human being as valuable in God’s eyes.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for knowing me fully before I was born. I marvel at how my life is not insignificant in Your eyes but You care deeply for me as well as for every individual in this world. Praise You!

    Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-02 VALUABLE IN GOD’S EYES “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) From the opening verse, there is a “before you were born” and “before you were in the womb” existence that God speaks about. There is a pre-birth, preconception in our story. In that part, before we were ever born or conceived, God says, “I knew you and I planned for you.” Whatever the irregularities may be about our own birth, every one of us is an individual created by God––not just one of a massive humanity, but a person. Scripture tells us that no matter what our human origin may be, we have an origin that is bigger, deeper and longer than that––it originates in God Himself. David tells us, “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:15-16). Although nothing was formed, God saw us, knew us and planned for us. All of our days were written in His book before one of them came to be. Our life is neither an accident nor insignificant. God created us just the way we are, with our weaknesses as well as our strengths, which is why we are to accept our weaknesses as fully as we accept our strengths because God gave them to us. Rather than covering up our weaknesses, running away from them and trying to enhance only those things we feel are our strengths; God said to Jeremiah, “I knew you. I set you apart.” We must embrace our weaknesses and celebrate our dependence on God and others. When we know that we were created by God and conceived in His mind before ever in our mother’s womb, we stop wanting to be different. No matter what may characterize our lives and circumstances, some of us tend to have a scale of values that we base people’s significance on. It may be based on what they do, where they live and how much they earn that causes us to say, “this person is more important than that one,” or “this person is less significant than that one.” Some of us probably spend our lives feeling we score poorly when we measure ourselves to others. But we are who we are because we were made and created by God. When we see our significance and value from God’s point of view, we will cease to scale people and begin viewing every human being as valuable in God’s eyes. Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for knowing me fully before I was born. I marvel at how my life is not insignificant in Your eyes but You care deeply for me as well as for every individual in this world. Praise You!
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  • "Fox News’ headline is about how 19 of these 22 gang members were here illegally. But to me, it’s much more important that 3 of them were here legally.

    This demonstrates that we shouldn’t be letting any of these wetbacks in at all, under any circumstances, and legal or illegal is irrelevant.

    It’s almost like they’re spinning this…" - Andrew Anglin

    https://dailystormer.name/3-of-22-ms-13-gang-members-charged-in-brutal-death-spree-were-here-legally/
    "Fox News’ headline is about how 19 of these 22 gang members were here illegally. But to me, it’s much more important that 3 of them were here legally. This demonstrates that we shouldn’t be letting any of these wetbacks in at all, under any circumstances, and legal or illegal is irrelevant. It’s almost like they’re spinning this…" - Andrew Anglin https://dailystormer.name/3-of-22-ms-13-gang-members-charged-in-brutal-death-spree-were-here-legally/
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  • It’s Worth it
    July 17 “…having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:11
    Listen to today's Devotional

    In Hawaii, they serve a juice called POG. It’s a mixture of pineapple juice, orange juice, and guava. They squeeze these three fruits together – and the result is delicious. When we begin to make excellent choices, and we have the love of Christ within us, what comes out of our life, the juice of our life, is the fruit of the Spirit that Paul writes about in Galatians.

    Whatever you’re going through, and in spite of the stress of circumstances – you can be confident that what God is producing in your life is worthwhile. Depend on Him, be patient with the process, and you will say, “the juice is worth the squeeze.” https://mailchi.mp/33a715d9cdaa/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452665?e=9cbe669f39
    It’s Worth it July 17 “…having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:11 Listen to today's Devotional In Hawaii, they serve a juice called POG. It’s a mixture of pineapple juice, orange juice, and guava. They squeeze these three fruits together – and the result is delicious. When we begin to make excellent choices, and we have the love of Christ within us, what comes out of our life, the juice of our life, is the fruit of the Spirit that Paul writes about in Galatians. Whatever you’re going through, and in spite of the stress of circumstances – you can be confident that what God is producing in your life is worthwhile. Depend on Him, be patient with the process, and you will say, “the juice is worth the squeeze.” https://mailchi.mp/33a715d9cdaa/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452665?e=9cbe669f39
    It’s Worth it
    A right relationship with God has sweet results.
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  • Trump BUSTED For Fake Ads-Facebook Endorsements Faked & More
    A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president.

    “I could not ask for a better president,” intones the voice during slow-motion footage of the smiling blonde called “Tracey from Florida.”

    A man labeled on another video as “AJ from Texas” stares into the camera as a voice says, “Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I sincerely believe that a nation must secure its borders.”

    There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee.

    Though the 20-second videos include tiny disclaimers that say “actual testimonial, actor portrayal,” they raise the question why a campaign that can fill arenas with supporters would have to buy stock footage of models.

    It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news". #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola
    https://youtu.be/igl-zsKTpG8
    The Damage Report 7/13/19
    Trump BUSTED For Fake Ads-Facebook Endorsements Faked & More A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. “I could not ask for a better president,” intones the voice during slow-motion footage of the smiling blonde called “Tracey from Florida.” A man labeled on another video as “AJ from Texas” stares into the camera as a voice says, “Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I sincerely believe that a nation must secure its borders.” There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Though the 20-second videos include tiny disclaimers that say “actual testimonial, actor portrayal,” they raise the question why a campaign that can fill arenas with supporters would have to buy stock footage of models. It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news". #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola https://youtu.be/igl-zsKTpG8 The Damage Report 7/13/19
    Trump BUSTED For Fake Ads
    Trump's reelection campaign has been caught portraying paid models as authentic supporters. John Iadarola and Judd Legum break it down on The Damage Report. ...
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  • Wake Up America.
    How many Dimocrats do you see advocating for our homeless vets?
    How many advocate for those homeless due to circumstances? How many care about us true Americans? The answer is blowing in the wind. Zero none zilch.
    Wake Up America. How many Dimocrats do you see advocating for our homeless vets? How many advocate for those homeless due to circumstances? How many care about us true Americans? The answer is blowing in the wind. Zero none zilch.
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