Jerusalem: Searching for Significance

The King James Version of the Bible mentions this city 767 times, the New Living Translation count is 1,027. Rockwall, the greatest city on all the earth is not mentioned even once. Bummer.

Center of the Earth

Using the GIS [geographic information system], one researcher estimates the centroid [median point, that point where the medians of a triangle intersect] to be on the eastern coast of Romania.

Ezekiel 5:5 KJV says “This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.” Text of the NLT places Jerusalem “at the center of the nations“.

One can surmise the Bible does not say Jerusalem is precisely in the center of the nations, but pretty doggone close to it.

Mexico City, at almost 22 million residents, reigns as the most populous city on earth while Jerusalem’s headcount runs well under one million.

No ethnic group or nation vies for control of Mexico City. Jerusalem, on the other hand, is the target of all but one of the 15 member nations of the UN Security Council.

One year ago, on December 13, under the administration of Barack Hussein Obama, 14 members of the Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements in Jerusalem. One nation, the US, abstained, meaning a sitting US president voted against Israel, the apple of God’s eye [Zechariah 2:8]

Thankfully, in September of this year [2017], President Donald Trump met with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu in NY City where our president declared Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. By the way, this was not a partisan issue. NY Senator Chuck Schumer agreed with President Trump, saying, “Whatever one’s views are on settlements, anyone who cares about the future of Israel and peace in the region knows that the UN, with its one-sidedness, is exactly the wrong forum to bring about peace. I have spoken directly to the [Obama] Administration numerous times … and in the strongest terms possible urged them to veto this resolution. I am strongly opposed to the UN putting pressure on Israel through one-sided resolutions. An abstention is not good enough. The Administration must veto this resolution.”

Senator Schumer and President Trump are on the same page, with respect to the ownership of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is significant to Israelis. It’s also significant to the entire world.
Psalm 122:6 in our Holy Scripture says, “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.”

Daily, I pray for peace in Jerusalem. Is this a point for your morning devotionals?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Thankful for God’s blessings, indifferent to the curses of millionaire football players

Can God bless America? Why would God bless America and not bless all the other nations?

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There is a story behind the story of today’s news.

I quote Performing Songwriter on the story of the Irving Berlin song made famous by singer Kate Smith: God Bless America.

In 1940, both the Republican and Democratic parties adopted the song as their theme. Realizing that it would look improper to collect royalties on a patriotic ode, Berlin established a trust, the God Bless America Fund, which distributed all proceeds to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.

The song wasn’t without its critics. Certain Democrats called the song jingoistic, questioning why God should bless America and no other country, and what about separation of church and state? Others griped about Berlin’s pedigree. As a Russian Jew who immigrated to the U.S. in 1893, why should he speak for America? A prominent pastor in New York, Edgar Franklin Romig, grabbed headlines by calling the song a “specious substitute for religion.”

One songwriter who didn’t like Berlin’s anthem was Woody Guthrie. It’s said that he got so fed up with hearing Kate Smith on the radio, he wrote a rebuttal in “This Land Is Your Land.” In the original version of Guthrie’s classic, he painted pictures of a desolate, corrupt country, ending each verse with “God blessed America for you and me.” Learn the full story behind the story from this link: http://performingsongwriter.com/god-bless-america/

Regarding millionaire professional football players who hold disdain for our nation, a poem by Sir Walter Scott comes to mind: ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’, Canto sixth.

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

Yes, it is God who blessed America. Our greatness comes not from ourselves but from the One who formed us and set us as a shining city on a hill.

As for the unthankful, disrespectful millionaire football players, despite their boundless wealth, titles, power and pelf (look it up), they shall pass into the dustbin of history unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung. They will no doubt meet up with Woody Guthrie someday.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Super RINO John McCain Joins Democrats to Silence Conservatives

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ, working alongside U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN,super rino john mccain introduced S. 1989 titled the Honest Ads Act that corresponds to H.R. 4077 of the same title. These two bills were introduced in the respective houses of Congress on the same day.

Read the full text of H.R. 4077 here HR4077_Dishonest_Ads_Act and the full text of the Senate version here Senate-Bill-S_1989-cosponsor-John-McCain. 

I quote from a summary of H.R. 4077 posted on GovTrack.us:

It would also require any website with at least 50 million monthly viewers — including Facebook, Google, and Twitter — to maintain a public list of any organization or person who spends at least $500 in election-related ads.

The public list would facilitate Antifa mob scenes at your home or place of business.

McCain and his anti-Trump congressional buddies dishonestly continue the myth of Trump-Russian collusion. As all America now knows, the collusion was between Hilary Clinton, the DNC and Russia.

More to the point – a summary from PrayForUs.us:

The “Honest” Ads Act from the Democrats and John McCain exposes individual church members to danger by requiring the public disclosure of their names and home addresses to any political thug who wants to harass or attack them and their family members!

This bill is designed to intimidate people from speaking out on any issue related to politics. As 2 Corinthians 3:12 states, “Seeing as we have such hope, we use great boldness (freedom) of speech.”

John McCain and the Democrats want to force churches into silence because Christianity is and always has been the main force opposing the globalism of the godless Democrats and their satanic open borders philosophy.

ACTION

Contact your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative. Tell them you want them to oppose the Honest Ads Act.

Texas Senators

John Cornyn’s official website contact information: https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Ted Cruz’s official website contact information: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Texas Representatives

Congressional District Four (CD-4)
John Ratcliffe’s official website contact information: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

If you do not know your representative, use this link: https://www.house.gov/representatives/ All you need to input is your zip code.

If you wish to send regular mail to all senators and/or all representatives, use this link: https://prayfor.us/171027_50453_p4us_pp_Globalist_Web_Censorship_02/

Thank you for standing up for our hard-won freedoms and God-given liberty.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Is there truly an economic benefit to lower taxes?

Is there truly an economic benefit to lower taxes?

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I can attest to the veracity of this chart above from Sen. Ted Cruz. President Reagan held office from 1981 through 1989. We started our business in 1987 in the aftermath of the I-30 condo scandal that wiped out several savings-and-loan companies. It was an improved economy that got us over that disastrous scandal.

We enjoyed a booming business under two presidents, “government is the problem” Reagan and “it’s the economy stupid” Clinton.

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Taxes paid to governments by no means deserve to be labelled “investments”.

Investment defined: the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value

Taxes NEVER appreciate your value. It is the returns on investments that add value.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of economic activity that represents “the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period.” [investopedia.com]

Trump haters virulently oppose tax cuts even when tax cuts work to their benefit. Blind hatred as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “to strongly dislike something without knowing the facts, or by using false information“. The Bible warns:

He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? – Luke 6:39

Here’s a little wisdom if you can handle it: A rising tide floats all boats. This means that economic growth is good for Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, anarchists, socialists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, and communists. (Anyone left out?)

Here’s a little more wisdom: Profitability of businesses forms capital to fund new businesses and to expand existing enterprises. We business owners are the folks who risk our net worth to provide goods and services and employment to add to your net worth.

No nation in all history has ever taxed itself into prosperity.

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Sir Winston Churchill

As it is written in Holy Scripture, “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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What’s happening in the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave?

What’s happening in the Land of the Free, the Home of the
Brave? How is it law enforcement officers and prosecutors have become common targets? Who or what is behind well-organized mobs disrupting town hall meetings with the obvious intent to silence our elected representatives?

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Source: CBS Los Angeles

A San Bernardino County prosecutor in the midst of a gang-murder trial was bloodied and beaten into unconsciousness Thursday while on a morning jog in Newport Beach. She wasn’t robbed or raped. She is a prosecutor in a gang-related murder trial. You guess the motive.

San Bernardino is the most dangerous city in California, according to LA Weekly.san bernardino most dangerous city in california.PNG
Why is San Bernardino the most dangerous California city?

Important factors: a very high degree of poverty, a very high cost of living, and FIVE criminal gangs (4 black, 1 Hispanic).

What are common factors associated with gang violence?
1-Poverty
2-Metropolitan residency
3-High cost of living
4-Democrat government
5-Generous welfare program
6-Metropolitan residents believe government can solve all their problems

You can understand how it is that a cluster of poor people who believe government can solve all their problems (hunger, housing, health), will naturally assume that the municipal government that does not solve their problems is responsible for their problems.

From Forbes: Welfare Offers Short-Term Help And Long-Term Poverty, Thanks To Asset Tests 

The bottom line: Government welfare programs strive to make welfare recipients comfortable instead of striving to make them capable of independent living.

How do we change this downward spiral toward anarchy and public disorder? Founding Father Benjamin Franklin knew the answer to this question:

“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

Even earlier in history, almost 2,000 years ago, in fact, the Apostle Paul said, “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.

How do we move poor people from government dependency to joining the independent living?

Hunger is a time-proven incentive to work for a living.

Do you know that the labor participation rate (a pleasant alternative to unemployment rate) is 62.9%? 100-62.9=37.1% actual unemployment. FYI – at the peak of the Great Depression unemployment was 25%. (BLS stats http://bit.ly/2jn32Nw)

Where do all the millions of illegal immigrants work? Do I have to tell you the answer? Illegal immigrants do in fact work millions of jobs left open by the welfare system.

If government welfare programs have worked against the people for whom the government is the problemgovernment programs were created, does it not stand to reason that it’s time to change from business-as-usual to common sense alternatives?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Impeaching the Impeachment Talk

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“I don’t see President Trump acting very differently as a President than he did during the campaign. He did win the Electoral College despite this bizarre behavior as a candidate. So, you can’t impeach somebody for doing what they said they were going to do as a candidate. And whether we like it or not, he is fulfilling all of the very reckless promises or trying to fulfill some of the reckless promises he made during the campaign.” – Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Is it possible the reason we, the American majority, expect great things from President Trump is due to the character quality highlighted by Senator Murphy? Yes, President Donald Trump is trying to fulfill the promises he made during the presidential election campaign.

In fact, as you can see for yourself, in at least the last nineteen years his views have been no different than they are at this moment in time. Tim Russert interviewed businessman Donald Trump on October 24, 1999.

Let’s demand that our U.S. senators and Representatives follow his example: Do what you promise to do.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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President Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the liberals go nuts

President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For what crime was he pardoned?

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United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton sentenced sheriff Joe Arpaio to prison for contempt of court. She ordered him to cease reporting illegal aliens to ICE. Yes, she ordered him to violate federal law – a federal judge orders a state sheriff to violate federal law. That was his so-called crime.

This morning I read via Twitter John McCain condemned President Trump’s pardon of Arpaio. Sen. McCain accused President Trump of not following the Rule of Law.

For the point of law, let’s understand what the president did. He followed Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution which states, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”

The Constitution empowers the president to pardon anyone, anytime, for any reason except impeachment. Period. Precedent? How about President Bill Clinton’s pardon of a criminal fugitive Marc Rich.

It is John McCain and a rogue federal judge who do not follow the rule of law.

Now you know the rest of the story.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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