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    Title: What could a Trump-Kim summit mean for people of NoKo? LINK

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    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Jordan can drain D.C. swamp, says political activist LINK

    Description: An Ohio congressman being mentioned for the next House Speaker represents the conservative alternative, says a political activist.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Poll: Hillary's approval at 25%, she blames 'sexism' LINK

    Description: A new NBC/Wall Street Journal (WSJ) poll shows that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity is stuck in a deepening abyss, with just over 25 percent of Americans having a favorable view of her.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Retreat from pro-abortion groups is slow, if at all LINK

    Description: The move to disassociate the Roman Catholic Church from organizations violating tenets of its faith is growing in Canada, but the track record in the U.S. is not so good.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: It's high time for reforms – but where? LINK

    Description: The Pulitzer Prize committee has announced its winners for 2018. Among them, The Washington Post and The New York Times – for their coverage of what might end up being "fake news."

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: Markell: Yes, God notices who supports Israel LINK

    Description: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is setting its sights on recruiting 100,000 new gun supporters within 100 days to join the ranks of its 5 million members and fight the left’s gun control agenda aimed at abolishing Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: How not to address a shortfall: lots of gambling bills LINK

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    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: An 'ultimate legislative step' in battling a campus evil LINK

    Description: Apparently it's now in vogue – if you're a liberal senator – to question President Donald Trump's nominees about their faith and religious beliefs.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: What could a Trump-Kim summit mean for people of NoKo? LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Jordan can drain D.C. swamp, says political activist LINK

    Description: An Ohio congressman being mentioned for the next House Speaker represents the conservative alternative, says a political activist.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Poll: Hillary's approval at 25%, she blames 'sexism' LINK

    Description: A new NBC/Wall Street Journal (WSJ) poll shows that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity is stuck in a deepening abyss, with just over 25 percent of Americans having a favorable view of her.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Retreat from pro-abortion groups is slow, if at all LINK

    Description: The move to disassociate the Roman Catholic Church from organizations violating tenets of its faith is growing in Canada, but the track record in the U.S. is not so good.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: It's high time for reforms – but where? LINK

    Description: The Pulitzer Prize committee has announced its winners for 2018. Among them, The Washington Post and The New York Times – for their coverage of what might end up being "fake news."

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: Markell: Yes, God notices who supports Israel LINK

    Description: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is setting its sights on recruiting 100,000 new gun supporters within 100 days to join the ranks of its 5 million members and fight the left’s gun control agenda aimed at abolishing Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: How not to address a shortfall: lots of gambling bills LINK

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    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: An 'ultimate legislative step' in battling a campus evil LINK

    Description: Apparently it's now in vogue – if you're a liberal senator – to question President Donald Trump's nominees about their faith and religious beliefs.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: What could a Trump-Kim summit mean for people of NoKo? LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Jordan can drain D.C. swamp, says political activist LINK

    Description: An Ohio congressman being mentioned for the next House Speaker represents the conservative alternative, says a political activist.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Poll: Hillary's approval at 25%, she blames 'sexism' LINK

    Description: A new NBC/Wall Street Journal (WSJ) poll shows that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity is stuck in a deepening abyss, with just over 25 percent of Americans having a favorable view of her.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: Retreat from pro-abortion groups is slow, if at all LINK

    Description: The move to disassociate the Roman Catholic Church from organizations violating tenets of its faith is growing in Canada, but the track record in the U.S. is not so good.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    Title: It's high time for reforms – but where? LINK

    Description: The Pulitzer Prize committee has announced its winners for 2018. Among them, The Washington Post and The New York Times – for their coverage of what might end up being "fake news."

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: Markell: Yes, God notices who supports Israel LINK

    Description: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is setting its sights on recruiting 100,000 new gun supporters within 100 days to join the ranks of its 5 million members and fight the left’s gun control agenda aimed at abolishing Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: How not to address a shortfall: lots of gambling bills LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018

    Title: An 'ultimate legislative step' in battling a campus evil LINK

    Description: Apparently it's now in vogue – if you're a liberal senator – to question President Donald Trump's nominees about their faith and religious beliefs.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 20 April 2018



    Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
    LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

    Christophobes Attack Chick-Fil-A
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Religious Freedom and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil and Peacefully Risk Arrest in Front of the White House on Monday, April 16
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, April 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The activists will be asking President Trump to call for the immediate release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison.Pastor Brunson, who has faithfully and compassionately served in Turkey for 23 years with no incidents, begins his trial in Turkey on Monday and faces 35 years in prison if convicted. Pastor Brunson has already been incarcerated for over 500 days.The Source: Christian Defense Coalition

    AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera Joins MassResistance, Leading Grassroots Pro-Family Group Fighting LGBTQ Agenda
    LINK Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, 312-324-3787; americansfortruth@gmail.com CHICAGO, April 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org), issued the following statement today on joining the Boston-based pro-family organization MassResistance (MR) as assistant director. AFTAH, based in Chicago, will continue to exist as an independent organization producing no-holds-barred e Source: Americans for Truth

    Does Facebook Hate Catholics?
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Life Legal Called in for Legal Backing as Students Stage Pro-Life Walkout
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    The Urgent Need to Address Rising Religious Persecution in China
    LINK Contact: 202-675-1761WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rising religious persecution is one of many symptoms of Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of power. The suspicious death of Li Baiguang in February 2018 was a stark reminder that persons of faith are far from safe in China. Chinese Christians, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners have long experienced persecution, but restrictions on religious freedom in China are on the rise. The Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    CFI Stands with Scott Lloyd to Protect Refugees
    LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, 800-323-2273

    Catholic Church Attendance Drops
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Judge Moore Files Petition for Writ of Mandamus
    LINK Contact: Kayla Moore, Judge Roy Moore Legal Defense Fund, 334-547-3210, kaylamoor@aol.com

    IRD Attends Red Lynchburg 'Revival' Hosted by Red Letter Christians
    LINK "Growing up in a Pentecostal church, I attended many revivals where the Good News of what Jesus has done and continues to do for us was shared and lost souls were saved. But Red Letter Christians' 'revival' offers more condemnation than the hope of Jesus." -- IRD's Chelsen Vicari

    Bias Pervades Southern Poverty Law Center
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    So-called Christian Donation Processing Firm Caves to LGBT Demands and Dumps Christian Ministry, Placing Other Ministry Clients at Same Risk
    LINK Contact: Campaign for Children and Families, 916-265-5650

    Evangelist Alveda C. King: Remembering the Legacy of MLK
    LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

    LGBT Activists Vow to Shut Down Christian Ministry, 'Your Faith be Damned'
    LINK No longer content with widespread acceptance, activists are fighting to eliminate any program aimed at helping those struggling with same-sex attraction or gender identityContact: Don Otis, 719-275-7775OKLAHOMA CITY, April 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The level of hatred and bullying is not like anything we've seen," says Stephen Black, who lived as a gay man for 8 years, over 35 years ago, and now Executive Director of First Stone Ministries is in the crosshairs of gay activ Source: Veritas Communications

    Bill Attacking Pastors & Counselors Before Committee in California
    LINK California to Outlaw Speech   Contact: Karen England, Capitol Resource Institute, 916-212-5607, KEngland@capitolresource.org SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A California Legislator has gone too far. Assemblyman Evan Low introduced AB 2943, a bill that would outlaw speech.Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) states, 

    Child Victims Act Fails Again
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Supreme Court Considering Life Legal Petition in Daleiden Case Today
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    Creating a Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth
    LINK Contact: World Council of Churches Media Office, +41 79 507 6363, www.oikoumene.org/press

    California Lawmakers: Faith Practices can be Punished as Fraud
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The battle over religious freedom has reached a fever pitch in California, where lawmakers are taking a new approach to punish traditional beliefs about sex and gender.Assembly Bill (AB) 2943 declares acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) status and behavior to be a matter of science.  From that opening premise, the bill proceeds to subject skept Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    Congress Responsible for NEA Funding
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  NEW YORK, March 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump:

    News from Christian Headlines:


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    Title: Church Partners with Facebook to Further Community Outreach
    Description: While some churches are decrying Facebook’s bias against conservatives and Christians, one megachurch is actually partnering with Facebook in an effort to better connect with their congregation and community.

    LINK

    Title: New Bible Seeks to Connect Modern and Ancient Israel
    Description: A new Hebrew-English Bible with a distinctly Israeli flavor will be published in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary.

    LINK

    Title: Still Evangelical? Literary Festival Panelists Question Label after Trump, #MeToo
    Description: The panel of Christian women writers described the night Donald Trump won the presidency as, in the words of one, “a nightmare.”

    LINK

    Title: Canadian Town Devastated by Hockey Team Bus Crash Raises $11.5 Million
    Description: Earlier this month, a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team collided with a semi, killing 16 and injuring 13 more. At least ten players and two coaches from the Humboldt Broncos team were among those killed.

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    Title: Pope Francis Answers Question from a Grieving Boy Wondering if His Father is in Heaven
    Description: A grieving young boy recently asked Pope Francis a difficult question, and the Pope’s gentle response is touching the hearts of many.

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    Title: Stormy Daniels Will Donate $130,000 to Planned Parenthood if She Wins Lawsuit
    Description: Stormy Daniels, the porn star who is suing President Trump, claiming he had an affair with her and then had his lawyer pay her to keep quiet about it, says if she wins her lawsuit she will donate $130,000 to Planned Parenthood.

    LINK

    Title: Two Pastors in Burma Freed from Prison
    Description: After spending more than a year in prison, two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma (Myanmar) army were freed on Tuesday (17 April) under a government amnesty program.

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    Title: Christian Pilot Praised for Poise in Face of Disaster: 'God Sent His Angels to Watch over Us!'
    Description: A Southwest Airlines pilot who was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday relied on her faith to keep calm in the tense situation.

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    Title: Pompeo’s Kansas Church Asks God to ‘Give Him Strength’ in Senate Confirmation Process
    Description: Under fire from Muslim, Jewish and human rights groups for a record of anti-Muslim remarks, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo is receiving spiritual support from his home church in Kansas.

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    Title: Why Some Christians Don’t Trust Their Devices
    Description: “Who is Jesus?” Some Christians aren’t happy with the answers they’ve gotten to the question from their smart speakers, including Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant on Google Home devices.

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    Title: Barbara Bush, Former First Lady and Political Matriarch, Dies at Age 92
    Description: Barbara Bush, the wife of America’s 41st president George H. W. Bush, died Tuesday evening at her home in Houston, Texas. She was 92.

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    Title: Pennsylvania House Passes Prohibition on Down Syndrome Abortions
    Description: The House of Representatives passed legislation Monday that would end abortions based on the diagnosis and presumption of Down syndrome.

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    Title: Franklin Graham: Donald Trump 'Understands the Power of Prayer'
    Description: Rev. Franklin Graham said President Donald Trump “understands the power of prayer.”

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    Title: Turkey: Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson Could Face 35-Year Sentence
    Description: Andrew Brunson got his first day in a Turkish court today (16 April) to answer espionage charges. It will be three weeks until he gets his second.

    LINK

    Title: Penn State Drops Homecoming King and Queen in Order to be More Gender-Inclusive
    Description: Penn State University has done away with the traditional homecoming king and queen and will instead allow individuals of any gender or gender identity to occupy those positions.

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    kjv@Matthew:13:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This understanding is not a matter left to human intelligence, it is plain and evident to persons of all IQ's/literacy/backgrounds. Satan is not omnipresent so he utilizes man's sheep like pack and conforming nature. He will twist and distort ones intentions and honest curiosity, even God's own words to produce doubt and apparent contradiction to foster rejection and rebellion. It is not understood because the heart has fattened and calloused against it. A mans own peers become the fowls of the air as much as any demon.

    kjv@Matthew:13:20-21 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: From whom does the most pressure/persecution come from? Those just described as the wayside. Those here now without root expect peace and pleasantry. If the gospel is obvious to them it should be obvious to others they presume, and yet it is not obvious, ridiculed, divisive, persecuted against, even deadly. The young fledgling becomes disheartened, embarrassed, offended. A process - sunlight that is supposed to bring about growth instead kills off the plant. Though passive from ther out typically by number they are used by the wayside (therefore Satan) to increase the pressure on the remaining believers.

    kjv@Matthew:13:22 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: A believer that overcomes the first two elements must also contend with the cares of this world. It may not matter what others believe or think or behave, the believer is settled and assured in this part of his faith. However, the real issues of life and family and citizen present a constant drain on his time and energies causing anxiety and fatigue and over extension. The productive fruit of his life gets chocked out without him barely realizing it. I speak from experience.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: For the few strong that remain all of this process works to produce fruit in them 30 60 100 fold; supernatural returns. Fruit like this would not be possible if it were not for the entire process the necessitated it and brought it about. We should not consider it odd that these many things go into producing spiritual fruit. It is producers like these that the Lord wants with Him in His Kingdom. These souls are basically the humble and meek He spoke of in the Beatitudes that His light and Spirit have shown through, His redemption has fashioned, branches abiding in His vine, created unto good works; they are the blessed.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The Lord sows a very particular seed expecting later a very particular fruit, a fruit worthy of the kingdom from which it was born, worthy of acceptance into the kingdom to which it is harvested. It is a supernatural fruit that comes forth in supernatural numbers; the fruit itself that bares more of this particular seed. The process it takes to produce from seed to root to a plant to fruit is deliberate and unavoidable as sunshine. Understanding this parable is to understand such spiritual process. Is this the fruit that I am producing?

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This parable is to be placed beside the parable of the sower for direct comparison, one extends the other. The first is a look at the process of the individual believer and what he must overcome. The second is a picture of the field (world) of all. The enemy has come in and planted a false believer with every appearance of the true believer except in final fruit. To remove the false believer at this time would also uproot the true believer, so the two are left to grow together. Both parables work together to draw a broader and deeper picture. The Disciples will shortly ask Jesus to explain this further.

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This is not to say that the Devil has created his own humans and planted them amongst God's. This is better explained by whom the God created human becomes moral agent of/to. The Kingdom of Heaven becomes firmly planted into one and the false kingdom of heaven becomes established in the other. The differences nearly indistinguishable until the fruit from each is bore out.

    kjv@Matthew:13:37 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: f[NT-GOSPEL@Son of man] speaks largely of His betrayal cruxifiction and return.

    kjv@Matthew:14:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.

    kjv@Matthew:16:28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Could this be referring to John and the visions of the Book of Revelations?

    kjv@Matthew:16:21-28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The comment about the leaven of the Pharisees is just as much a observation of what is currently transpiring against Him as it is a doctrinal fidelity teaching. Jesus sees what is developing and the rage mounting against Him so He checks to see how far along the Disciples hearts are in the revelation process. They are currently far enough to know that He is Christ but, not so far as to know what Christ must suffer for them in the very near future. Until they grasp this further more complete revelation they will not grasp their own future pathway - the baring of their own cross for Him in His absence up until His return.

    kjv@Matthew:17:1-13 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: We see that the focus of Christ's work with the disciples has sharply turned towards His Cross and is being confirmed from above with the types of signs that the Pharisees had asked for earlier. The disciples believed but, had not asked. The Pharisees did not believe and yet had asked. Which do you think were allowed a sign? Now that they've seen it they are kept from telling anyone of it. Worse than a non-believer not believing and not receiving a demanded sign is a non-believer disbelieving all the more after seeing a believer that has seen the sign by invitation.

    kjv@Matthew:18:1 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The subject 'greatest' is often brought up and is often tied to child like qualities. Not child like as in play, but, child like as in service/respect to others. Perhaps one can be playful and imaginative in service, but, certainly not the other way around serving child play/imagination.

    kjv@Matthew:18:7 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Recently, we have heard of the influences of a faithless wicked generation being at the root of a failed exorcism and now a world from which offenses/entrapments toward humble child like servants must/do come. The forces and momentums Jesus fights against are considerably larger than just you and I. We must also be aware of their effect and influence as well. They exist even amongst our own ranks!

    kjv@Matthew:19:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: What would Jesus know about marriage fidelity? Funny you should ask. Who is Jesus married to (future tense)? The Church Israel/Gentile. Has She been faithful? Is She unblemished? Has there not been cause for a writ of divorcement? Continuously. Why then has He not? What is it in Her that He sees in Her future and is willing to go to His grave for? What God has joined together... let no man put asunder. The principal is true as a church. It is true as a couple. Is Christ righteous in not serving us His papers? Is He merciful in this? Shouldn't we likewise be?

    kjv@Matthew:21:12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: There is the physical temple and there is a temple of individual men's hearts. Where a man's heart is there will be his treasure. There are men who treasure making money from the religious needs of many. There are men who treasure peace that do not confront them. There are men who treasure their position in the church that allow for even profit from such allowance. There are men who treasure the way things just the way they are, the way things have long time been. There are those who treasure their own ideals of the temple and not the ill image it projects to those it mistreats. These are the types of men who would be displeased by Jesus' message carried out in the temple for they do not treasure Him. When we look as individuals upon a collective temple such as this we look upon men's collective hearts. The object is not to avoid coming to the collective temple, it is to call upon all men's hearts by a higher calling; to call upon all men to come observe the most holy heart of our Lord and Savior; to meet with Him by His grace then and there. And if need be, shake a few tables of our own.

    kjv@Matthew:21:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Additional natural info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig

    kjv@Matthew:19:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The rich man will not be of the same mindset if he does enter.

    kjv@Psalms:60 @ Psalms:60 @ p[RandyP] comments: By the time of son Solomon's reign, God had used David as an instrument of bringing Israel from the pits of "hard things" to a nation with all enemies subjected to it. It was a time like never before and never again for Israel. David from the start believed in God's promise and God's ability. These neighboring nations were to be overcome by God's hand if only there be a leader such as David faithful and fully expectant. It is a hard lesson to learn when we go about electing our own way and our own man, going about by our own resource as they had done in the reign of Saul. Israel was taught in hardship that it really didn't have it's own resource and had little ability to stand against such hardened external/internal foes. It is also taught by prosperous times that God can bring about a great many essentials outside of their normal resource to surround faithful leaders such as David. Battles begun being won for the cherished nation that by their own strength would have undoubtedly been lost (or not even pursued) largely by the faith and petition of a God fearing/seeking man. God surely teaches by the hard times and by the prosperous times; the message either way is much the same. This lesson unfortunitely would have to be relearned every few short generations.

    RecentComments @ Acts:2:42 @ p[RandyP] comments: Chuck Smith calls this verse the 4 essentials of the church. This must occur to proceed towards the great commission. The teaching of doctrine, the fellowship/oneness/unity of believers, the communion with Christ amongst each other, prayer. The Lord added daily to this essential functioning church.


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