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    Title: Prediction: Conservatives will bail if Sessions fired LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump will lose a lot of support if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, predicts a veteran Republican.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Proclaiming God's promise – not 'pride' LINK

    Description: Yet another study suggests families can fight climate change by reducing the number of children but a longtime skeptic calls it more scare-mongering. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: McDonald's drive-thru: 'I ain't servin' no police!' LINK

    Description: After a uniformed police officer pulled into a McDonald’s drive through in Henrico County, Virginia, and paid for his order, he was refused service and his food once the employee at the pick-up window saw his uniform.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Becket: Catholic school's legal win a victory for all faiths LINK

    Description: A court ruling that protects a Catholic school's right to hire and fire as it wishes is a victory for every religious organization, says an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Voters weary of 'Russia! Russia! Russia!' LINK

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    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: PTC: Holding out hope for the family at FCC LINK

    Description: The FCC should have all its leadership positions filled soon following Senate confirmation hearings next week – and the Parents Television Council hopes the result will be an agency that advocates for the family.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Ray Comfort: There's a better way than suicide LINK

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    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Americans not 'plugging in' to electric cars – why is that? LINK

    Description: Two new studies – one from Louisiana and another from Indiana – give a boost to supporters of school voucher programs, showing that the longer students are in the voucher programs, the better they do in school.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Middle East carnage gives State Dept. amnesia LINK

    Description: A study of euthanasia in one European country gives America a hint of what is to come in states that have legalized it. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Canada tells African nations to abort their future LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump will lose a lot of support if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, predicts a veteran Republican.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Proclaiming God's promise – not 'pride' LINK

    Description: Yet another study suggests families can fight climate change by reducing the number of children but a longtime skeptic calls it more scare-mongering. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: McDonald's drive-thru: 'I ain't servin' no police!' LINK

    Description: After a uniformed police officer pulled into a McDonald’s drive through in Henrico County, Virginia, and paid for his order, he was refused service and his food once the employee at the pick-up window saw his uniform.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Becket: Catholic school's legal win a victory for all faiths LINK

    Description: A court ruling that protects a Catholic school's right to hire and fire as it wishes is a victory for every religious organization, says an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Voters weary of 'Russia! Russia! Russia!' LINK

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    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: PTC: Holding out hope for the family at FCC LINK

    Description: The FCC should have all its leadership positions filled soon following Senate confirmation hearings next week – and the Parents Television Council hopes the result will be an agency that advocates for the family.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Ray Comfort: There's a better way than suicide LINK

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    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Americans not 'plugging in' to electric cars – why is that? LINK

    Description: Two new studies – one from Louisiana and another from Indiana – give a boost to supporters of school voucher programs, showing that the longer students are in the voucher programs, the better they do in school.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Middle East carnage gives State Dept. amnesia LINK

    Description: A study of euthanasia in one European country gives America a hint of what is to come in states that have legalized it. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Canada tells African nations to abort their future LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump will lose a lot of support if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, predicts a veteran Republican.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Proclaiming God's promise – not 'pride' LINK

    Description: Yet another study suggests families can fight climate change by reducing the number of children but a longtime skeptic calls it more scare-mongering. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: McDonald's drive-thru: 'I ain't servin' no police!' LINK

    Description: After a uniformed police officer pulled into a McDonald’s drive through in Henrico County, Virginia, and paid for his order, he was refused service and his food once the employee at the pick-up window saw his uniform.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Becket: Catholic school's legal win a victory for all faiths LINK

    Description: A court ruling that protects a Catholic school's right to hire and fire as it wishes is a victory for every religious organization, says an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Voters weary of 'Russia! Russia! Russia!' LINK

    Description:

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: PTC: Holding out hope for the family at FCC LINK

    Description: The FCC should have all its leadership positions filled soon following Senate confirmation hearings next week – and the Parents Television Council hopes the result will be an agency that advocates for the family.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Ray Comfort: There's a better way than suicide LINK

    Description:

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Title: Americans not 'plugging in' to electric cars – why is that? LINK

    Description: Two new studies – one from Louisiana and another from Indiana – give a boost to supporters of school voucher programs, showing that the longer students are in the voucher programs, the better they do in school.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Middle East carnage gives State Dept. amnesia LINK

    Description: A study of euthanasia in one European country gives America a hint of what is to come in states that have legalized it. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Title: Canada tells African nations to abort their future LINK

    Description: Canada is pushing ahead its contraception-abortion agenda as an economic solution for Africa.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 23 July 2017



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

    Persecuting a Hero
    LINK Contact: Mitchell Hailstone, Congressman Trent Franks, 202-225-4576

    Kim Davis and Rowan County Not Liable for Attorney's Fees
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit

    Perseverance of the Faith-based Community Pushes Investment Pioneer, Timothy Plan, Over $1B
    LINK Contact: Stephen Ally, Timothy Plan, 407-644-1986

    Anti-Christian Bigotry Surges in U.K.
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Family Research Council to Host Michael Stokes Paulsen for Discussion on Objections to Religious Liberty
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Macie Malone, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Friday, July 21, Michael Stokes Paulsen, a distinguished University Chair & Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, will give a lecture at Family Research Council headquarters on the main controversies surrounding religious liberty today, which are being driven in large part due to society's declining acceptance of the premises and assumptions upon which Source: Family Research Council

    Contempt for Daleiden, $140,000 for Abortion Profiteers
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation,

    ECFA Admonishes GuideStar for SPLC 'Hate Group' Label
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit  WINCHESTER, Va., July 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) recently sent a letter to GuideStar reprimanding them for their recent labeling of Liberty Counsel and certain other nonprofit organizations as "hate groups" at the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

    Judicial Watch Statement on IRS Records Scandal
    LINK Internal Watchdog Found Records Went Missing

    ICM Welcomes Tim Dammon as V.P. of Ministry Advancement
    LINK Contact: Ryan Holloway, International Cooperating Ministries, 757-848-5878

    Catholic-Evangelical Alliance is Strong
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Court to Weigh HOA's Attempted Exclusion of 'Undesirable' Groups
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126

    Media Smear Alliance Defending Freedom
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Family Research Council Praises Senate for Draft Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood, Replacing Obamacare with Pro-life Protections
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has released a new draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628, "BCRA"). BCRA, for one year, would eliminate more than $390 million (over 86%) of over $450 million in annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood, from all mandatory government spending programs. This is identical to the provision ruled to comply with the Sena Source: Family Research Council

    Open Letter to Louisville Metro City Council Members from Operation Save America Addressing the Proposed Barricade Ordinance Denying 1st Amendment Rights
    LINK Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Operation Save America, 254-715-3134

    Legislators Seek to Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorism
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit

    Planned Parenthood Targets Daleiden Defenders
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    Betrayal: Trump Administration Threatens Schools on Transgender Issues
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Trump Administration's Office for Civil Rights issued a memo on transgender students that threatens the religious rights and freedom of speech in schools across the country. The memo, written by Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, states that investigations will be made into noncompliance issues where an individual refuses to address a transgender stud Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    Oregon House Passes Bill for Free Abortions
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit   SALEM, Ore., July 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 3391, known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which requires health insurers and taxpayers to fund free abortions for residents and illegal immigrants. The bill passed 33-23 recently and has now advanced to the state Senate for consideration.

    Defense Department Delays Obama's 'Transgender' Policy
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit   WASHINGTON, July 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Defense Secretary James Mattis announced just hours before a July 1 deadline that he will defer implementation of the so-called transgender policy until January 1, 2018. The Obama-era policy would have allowed incoming service members identifying as "transgender" to enlist if they have been "stable" in their gender identity for 18 months. Such Source: Liberty Counsel

    Church of England Urged to Reject Call to Ban Pastoral Care of Christians with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction
    LINK Contact: Andrea Williams, Chief Executive, Christian Concern, 07712 591 164

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    Title: Students Sue School for Hushing Pro-life Speech
    Description: High schoolers say administrators discriminated against their club.

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    Title: Trump to GOP: Doing Nothing on Healthcare Isn’t an Option
    Description: Trump is ready to sign healthcare reform if Republicans can ever get on the same page.

    LINK

    Title: A Baker and a Florist Walk into the Supreme Court: Two High-Profile Religious Freedom Cases
    Description: In their July 14 appeal, Stutzman’s attorneys asked the court to consolidate her case with that of Colorado baker Jack Phillips,’ which the court agreed to hear this fall.

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    Title: Suicide Bomber Kills Eight People in Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Description: Boko Haram has stepped up sporadic attacks within the past month.

    LINK

    Title: Hawaii Pro-life Centers Sue over Abortion Promotion Law
    Description: Statute requires centers to tell clients they can get state-subsidized ‘family planning’ help elsewhere.

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    Title: New Film Will Tell Story behind MercyMe National Hit 'I Can Only Imagine'
    Description: A new Christian film will soon be released based on the popular Christian song “I Can Only Imagine” by the band MercyMe.

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    Title: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns
    Description: Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has resigned after a tumultuous six-month tenure in that position.

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    Title: Study: Conservative College Students Fear Backlash for Political Beliefs
    Description: A new study shows that conservative students are more wary of being vocal about their beliefs on college campuses than liberal students.

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    Title: Actress Who Will Play Princess Jasmine in Disney's 'Aladdin' Remake is a Christian
    Description: Recently, Disney announced who the lead actors in the new film will be and it turns out the woman who will play Princess Jasmine is a woman of faith who has been a worship leader.

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    Title: Little Girl Receives New Chance at Life after Grandmother Donates Kidney
    Description: A little girl from Alabama who has a rare kidney disease has been given a new chance at life after her grandmother donated one of her kidneys.

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    Title: The Tragic Effect of China's Two-Child Policy: Woman Dies after 4 Forced Abortions
    Description: China’s strict two-child policy has tragically resulted in the death of a woman who was forced to have four abortions.

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    Title: Good Works of Churches Often Go Unnoticed
    Description: At least half of Americans realize that churches feed and clothe the poor but far fewer are aware of other social services that congregations provide, a new study shows.

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    Title: What 8 Christian Leaders Had to Say on Transgenderism
    Description: The issue of gender identity and transgenderism is at the forefront of our culture today, and it is also affecting the church. The issue of transgenderism came to a head recently with the debate over transgender bathrooms. This led to many Christian leaders weighing in on not only the issue of what the Bible has to say on transgenderism, but on the morality of specific policy relating to the transgender issue. Because of the platforms that they have, these Christian leaders' beliefs on transgenderism and gender identity are particularly influential. Below are quotes from 10 different Christian leaders on this issue. Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/LemonTreeImages

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    Title: Man Leads Woman to Christ after a Screening of 'The Shack'
    Description: A British man has shared the story of how he led a woman to Christ after a screening of the film The Shack.

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    Title: Symbol of God's Promise or LGBT Pride? Ken Ham Attempts to Reclaim the Rainbow
    Description: Ken Ham, the man behind the idea for the Creation Museum and who launched a new attraction last year called Ark Encounter, is being ridiculed for attempting to reclaim the rainbow symbol for Christianity.

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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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