Back in 2015 when Dr. Lance Wallnau prophesied billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump would become our 45th president, I thought he had gone mad. We Texas Republicans voted overwhelmingly for Texan Ted Cruz and we fully expected Ted to be the 45th. But, that Tuesday evening when the primary polls closed in Indiana the electoral vote count cemented Mr. Trump’s candidacy as the GOP presidential candidate. The rest is history.
As a delegate to the Texas State Republican Convention who expected Senator Ted Cruz to rise to the top, the Trump win stunned me. My prayer that Tuesday evening before the convention was, “G-d, give me a reason to attend the convention.” I prayed. G-d answered – via Twitter. There on my computer screen, late that evening was a tweet from Lance Wallnau who remarked, “Remember what I told you?” That tweet marked a pivotal moment for me.
With all the well-organized well-funded opposition from ‘community organizer’ Barack Hussein Obama and his Organizing For Action (OFA) ready-made mob machine, the spineless actions of congressional Republicans, and a hostile left-wing media, forward progress seems doubtful.
It is for such a time as this Pastor Saeed Abedini speaks wisdom to America. Saeed remarked on Facebook, “He is a modern day Cyrus and he has a special calling and anointing for what he has been called by God to do. Mr. Trump will take the whole world NOT just America to the new level that the world never has never seen before.“
CNN, UNIVISION, MSNBC and all the rest of the left-wing media would have you believe the Trump presidency is on life support. Fear not. G-d’s hand is on our president whose accusers relentlessly dredge up Mr. Trump’s past. All the while G-d is making a way where there seems to be no way.
Honorable John Ratcliffe
U.S. Representative, Texas CD-4
6531 Horizon Road
Rockwall, TX 75032
We who opposed the House bill do not “side with Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi” – we side with like-minded fellow Americans who demand a full repeal of ObamaCare. The quotation comes from your FB posting: http://bit.ly/2mBX0y9
In case you overlooked our recent state and national GOP platforms. I refer you to plank number 113 of our state convention platform:
“113-The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)-We demand the immediate repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we believe to be unconstitutional.” Reference: http://bit.ly/2lT2YX9
I think it helpful to remind you of the President’s promise to repeal ObamaCare.
We are thankful to conservative lawmakers who refused to follow House leadership on this vital issue.
Back to plank 113 – we continue to demand the immediate repeal of the patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The Mexican rulers are up in arms as President Trump demands an even playing field with imports and exports.
Corn actually originated in Mexico as a wild plant. As with all cultivated grains, today’s corn grown in America doesn’t resemble the original species native to Mexico.
Corn is a Mexican staple. In fact, corn is a global staple.
Back to the boycott issue, why does Mexico buy 23% of our annual corn crop? Why do you shop at Walmart? No nation produces corn of the quality and in the quantity of the United States of America. Mexicans buy our corn instead of domestic Mexican corn because it’s cheaper and it’s better. This is not rocket science.
Was NAFTA a good idea? How well I remember billionaire entrepreneur Ross Perot say in opposition to the trade deal: he could hear a “giant sucking sound” down south of the border. Consider the before and after effect on trade with Mexico up through 2015.
Mexican officials huff and puff and threaten to buy their corn from South America. Well, go right ahead. Adelante señores. The problem is simply this: There isn’t enough South American corn to satisfy the needs of Mexican ranchers and consumers. Did I not say no country produces corn of a higher quality and lower price than U.S. farmers?
As Lance Wallnau aptly describes President Donald Trump, he is indeed the human wrecking ball and we need to shake up corrupt and bloated U.S. government and global trade to restore the greatness of America.
We must pay down the 20-trillion-dollar debt and we can’t do this while buying on credit.
Will there be some short-term pain? Count on it. Will there be long-term benefits to the U.S. worker? Expect it.
One year ago, India’s Parliament under the authority of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA)the government shutdown 69 NGOs, most serving the poor and the poorest of the poor. This action affected Muslim and Christian activities. Muslim NGOs chiefly provide Islamic indoctrination while Christian ministries empower the poor through education, feeding programs, and medical relief.
On January of 2017, India added restrictions on how NGOs receive funding.
“…Navsarjan, an organization whose various humanitarian services for the Dalit community include running schools for their children, is one such NGO. The Dalits are the best known exploited community in Indian society due to their placement on the “lowest rung” of Hinduism’s ancient caste system. Their children often “face discrimination and violence from higher-caste children and teachers in regular schools.” However, Navsarjan’s work in ensuring these children a safe education has been deemed “detrimental to national interest.” – Non-Profit Quarterly, January 30, 2017
If you know some history of India, you can appreciate how Islamic centers threaten Hindu culture. However, from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity to Christ for India, Christian ministries have a history of relieving poverty thr0ugh medical care, feeding programs, and the education of Indian children, particularly the Dalit children.
For local interest: Christ for India was birthed out of Church on the Rock in Rockwall, Texas.
So, in the mind of the Hindus, doing good to the Dalit children is a national threat.
It was the influence of a Christian nation, Great Britain, that paved the way for India to become the prosperous nation it has become. Hindu nationalism will turn back the clock on the work of Christian missionaries and doom the poorest of the poor to indescribable misery and early death.
Pray for the souls of India, that God will miraculously keep open a window of mercy so that Christian missions like Christ for India can continue.
On which subject did Jesus Christ teach most often? Was it money? No. Was it adultery? Not that either.
The top subject of Jesus’ teachings is the Kingdom of God, aka the Kingdom of Heaven. A New Testament word search of the 21st Century King James Version (no, I haven’t researched all versions) yields a count of 125 instances of the topic of money and 164 instances of the topic of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. Counting further, Jesus used the phrase ‘my kingdom’ three times and the phrase ‘His kingdom’ (referring to God’s kingdom) 12 times. In all, Jesus referred to the Kingdom of God 179 times.
Inarguably, peace is the most sought commodity anywhere on the earth. The most sought coin by coin collectors is the Eisenhower Peace silver dollars, according to the U.S. Coin Guide.
There is the lesser kingdom of drug addiction that rules the lives of its legal and illegal subjects.
Deep in the heart of the Kingdom of Pot in northern California, congregants depart this for a more durable peace in the Kingdom of God.
As recorded in John 14:27 (NLT), Jesus said, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
Pot users flock to Arcata, California to find fleeting peace through pot and wind up finding everlasting peace through a local portal into the Kingdom of God.
Speaking to doubting Thomas, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
Are you desperate for peace today? I have good news! You don’t have to travel to Arcata, California to find it. Jesus is omnipresent. He’s waiting for you to open your heart to him.
In August of 1974, I was unemployed and in a desperate situation. I told my wife, “I don’t know what to do.” She said we needed to go to church. After a divine encounter with the Creator of the Universe, the King of kings, I became a new creature. Changes began overnight and continue these many years later on.
As I move into my twilight years, I don’t fear death; I just want others to experience this radical peace only found in the Kingdom of God.
Call on him while you can. There comes a time when it will be too late.
Barack Obama-Derrick Watson nexus: Both Barack Obama and US District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii were classmates at Harvard Law School. Both graduated in 1991. Harvard Law graduates between 500-600 students each year.
The Big Question of the Hour: Is President Trump anti-Muslim?
The ACLU for which the political director is a Muslim activist falsely claims President Trump violates Muslims First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion? The Obama-appointed judge agrees? But, the Saudi kingdom disagrees and you don’t get more Muslim than the country where Islam was founded.
What I want President Trump to know:
The three branches of federal government are not co-equal. There is a hierarchy of authority that was set in place by the Founding Fathers and this hierarchy self-identifies in the first three articles of the Constitution: Most powerful is the Legislative branch (Article I), second most powerful is the Executive branch (Article II), and least and last of all the Judicial branch (Article III). Read Dispelling the Myth of Co-Equal Branches of Government
A judge’s ruling is not law. It’s an opinion. Period. Paragraph second of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes this so clear even a child can understand what constitutes the Supreme Law of the Land.
Laws crafted by the Legislative branch and Treaties ratified by the Senate are the Supreme Law of the Land.
Judges are constitutionally bound by the law, not their personal agendas, not their personal opinions, not by political debts to the president who appointed them.
President Trump is acting well within the law: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act(An act to revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality; and for other purposes)
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
I call on U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to demand a congressional investigation of probable criminal acts perpetrated by former president Barack Obama acting through his well-funded subversive organization called Organizing For Action.
Mosul is in the news—the Iraqi forces believe they have ISIS surrounded and will defeat them in this city in the very near future. One of our staff working at the Samaritan’s Purse Field Trauma Hospital sent this incredible report. It’s long, but it is gripping and I hope you will read it. – Franklin Graham
—My first day at the emergency field hospital just east of Mosul, Iraq was very much like my last day. Mortar strikes on civilians, children bloody and broken, black bags to hold the dead. The slow, solemn walk, cradling a ten-year-old in my arms, counting the steps to the morgue. Laying someone’s son down on cold gravel, reading his name one last time on the death certificate taped to the body bag.
Time of death 18:17.
I’ll never forget the sounds of his dying. The rattling and the gurgling. I’ll never forget the songs we sung over him, the prayers strangled by grief and sorrow. The tear stained cheeks and our righteous anger. I’ll never forget the faraway look on his precious face. I’ll never forget his face. What was left of it.
Many of us were strangers a week before, two days before. Strangers taking care of other strangers. One set from the west, a land of peace and prosperity, one set from northern Iraq, a region ravaged by terrorism and war. And now here we all were, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, translators, construction workers, administrators, and HR reps. One and all hearts turned inside out and taking care of the dying while other new friends fight for the living in mobile operating theaters a few hundred feet away.
That last night may have been the worst. The toddler with ribs exposed from mortar wounds. 9 children in one day. But there were other days, other nights when I thought my heart might die. The toddlers with their feet shot off. The whole families targeted by drone strikes. The burnt and blackened restaurant patrons, victims of a suicide bomber. One night in particular I carried five children to the morgue. It leaves you breathless, concussed. The mortar of sorrow, a direct shot to the soul.
I’m processing, I’m free bleeding my heart and thoughts here so I don’t explode and because I don’t have the luxury of denial. I cannot separate my belief in a good and sovereign God and the suffering of innocence. If there is no reconciling the two than I am lost. We all are. Especially Christians, fools to be pitied of all men.
But what we found there, behind those blast walls, with the ceaseless drums of artillery fire, the strangled song of the whine and wail of one ambulance after another, was that hope is not a thing you wish for, it is the only thing afloat in a raging sea of chaos. It is what you hold on to, what holds on to you so you do not go under the relentless waves of grief. And we found that you hold on to each other. And you pray like gasping for your last breath. And you plead with heaven, even when heaven is silent. And you raise your broken hearts together in a pitiful little petition, more whimpers than words, and you beg, unified in grief, “Jesus please…..”
The Bible says that suffering produces hope. A comical, sadist thought when the belly is full and the sun of our futures never sets, always shines on our glorious destinies. But when the night never ends, when the morgue is full, when evil seems to be laughing in every shadow, on those nights you somehow see it. Suffering produces hope in this way: when terrorism and hate and the cancer of evil spreads over all that is good with a blight of darkness, the light still does not go out. There is a flame in the hearts of those who have known the love of God. There is a song of praise that is not stalled on their lips, is not silenced. There is a light in the inner places of those who have heard the Word of Life and believed. This is the flower of hope that grows in the garden of souls by heaven’s Holy seed. This is the hope that springs eternal, because it has always existed, always will exist apart from the human stain, in the Holy heart of God.
Suffering produces hope in the same way bomb blasts produce the broken bodies of children. It is the inevitability, the cause and the effect of universal laws. But only one will remain. Hope will swallow grief one day because Love will conquer all. But Hope is inevitable in us only when we trust, against our own instincts, in the goodness of God and allow ourselves to be taken deep into our own human frailty, far past vulnerability to the point of despair. And in that wasteland of our utter uselessness, in that wilderness of our unraveling, God is there, He is faithful, He alone, as He has always been, is holding the universe together and simultaneously holds us in the palm of His hand.
That is the only hope: that God holds His own in the palm of His hands while they yet suffer. And that the insatiable hunger of the mouth of Hell cannot devour the ragtag, broken band of believers called the church.
In the picture above I hold in my hand a 50 caliber bullet taken from the body of a pre-teen boy. An ISIS sniper shot him because their’s is an ideology of fear. They target the weak, not just because the weak are a low-hanging fruit, but because most of us are weak. Most of us are trying to live our simple lives in peace. ISIS needs capitulation. They need submission. A sniper bullet in the side of a child reminds us the world is not at peace and things are not simple. It reminds us that suffering isn’t a concept, that no abstraction paralyzed this young man. It reminds us that we are fragile and vulnerable. It reminds us that to walk the way of love our hearts will be obliterated by suffering.
And so against all hope we hope, that Love will one day conquer all. But not human love. Only God’s selfless love, for with it carries His perfect all-powerful justice and the promise and ability to make all things new. Godspeed that day. Especially for the precious children of Mosul.