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  • News From ChristianPost.com 13 December 2017



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: Ultra-liberal gov. concerned Trump doesn't 'fear God' LINK

    Description: President Trump is often criticized for giving an audience to the religious right – but now he's being criticized for not having a fear of the Lord.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Staver: We are defending counselors, First Amendment LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Netanyahu calls EU to accept Jerusalem as capital LINK

    Description: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged members of the European Union (EU) at Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to join President Donald Trump in his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Mehlman: Pass RAISE Act after NYC bombing LINK

    Description: The bombing in New York City on Monday, allegedly by a Bangladeshi man, should spell the end of chain migration, says the spokesman for an immigration watchdog. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Criminal abortionists? Ohio clinics under scrutiny LINK

    Description: Abortion-minded women in Ohio have something to think about before they move forward with the lethal procedure.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Live in Seattle? Support a Dem … like it or not LINK

    Description: While the federal government is conducting a probe into Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts scandal, one California prosecutor has already gained success on his own.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Can Moore stay on top after allegations? LINK

    Description: The head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church is talking about changing one of the best-known and most widely recited passages of scripture – and that's not sitting well with the president of a conservative Protestant seminary.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump signs defense bill after years of inadequate funding LINK

    Description: A spokesman for Roy Moore's senate campaign says Alabama voters statewide support the embattled Republican candidate even though a Fox News poll shows he is trailing the Democratic candidate. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump calls WaPo to fire apologetic reporter over 'fake' tweet LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump is calling on the Washington Post to fire its reporter who deceptively tweeted a photo of a half-filled Pensacola, Florida, rally in order to discredit the president’s tweet that the arena was “packed.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Sarsour's presence diminished event's credibility LINK

    Description: One political commentator says inviting a zealous anti-Zionist to take part on a discussion of civil rights will likely prove to be counterproductive.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: AFF believes Jesus can change Australia's culture LINK

    Description: There is one primary factor that will save Down Syndrome babies from abortion. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Helping the biggest refugee crisis in decades LINK

    Description: An international relief ministry is providing desperately needed help in what has become a major humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Ultra-liberal gov. concerned Trump doesn't 'fear God' LINK

    Description: President Trump is often criticized for giving an audience to the religious right – but now he's being criticized for not having a fear of the Lord.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Staver: We are defending counselors, First Amendment LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Netanyahu calls EU to accept Jerusalem as capital LINK

    Description: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged members of the European Union (EU) at Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to join President Donald Trump in his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Mehlman: Pass RAISE Act after NYC bombing LINK

    Description: The bombing in New York City on Monday, allegedly by a Bangladeshi man, should spell the end of chain migration, says the spokesman for an immigration watchdog. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Criminal abortionists? Ohio clinics under scrutiny LINK

    Description: Abortion-minded women in Ohio have something to think about before they move forward with the lethal procedure.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Live in Seattle? Support a Dem … like it or not LINK

    Description: While the federal government is conducting a probe into Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts scandal, one California prosecutor has already gained success on his own.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Can Moore stay on top after allegations? LINK

    Description: The head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church is talking about changing one of the best-known and most widely recited passages of scripture – and that's not sitting well with the president of a conservative Protestant seminary.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump signs defense bill after years of inadequate funding LINK

    Description: A spokesman for Roy Moore's senate campaign says Alabama voters statewide support the embattled Republican candidate even though a Fox News poll shows he is trailing the Democratic candidate. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump calls WaPo to fire apologetic reporter over 'fake' tweet LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump is calling on the Washington Post to fire its reporter who deceptively tweeted a photo of a half-filled Pensacola, Florida, rally in order to discredit the president’s tweet that the arena was “packed.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Sarsour's presence diminished event's credibility LINK

    Description: One political commentator says inviting a zealous anti-Zionist to take part on a discussion of civil rights will likely prove to be counterproductive.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: AFF believes Jesus can change Australia's culture LINK

    Description: There is one primary factor that will save Down Syndrome babies from abortion. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Helping the biggest refugee crisis in decades LINK

    Description: An international relief ministry is providing desperately needed help in what has become a major humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Ultra-liberal gov. concerned Trump doesn't 'fear God' LINK

    Description: President Trump is often criticized for giving an audience to the religious right – but now he's being criticized for not having a fear of the Lord.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Staver: We are defending counselors, First Amendment LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Netanyahu calls EU to accept Jerusalem as capital LINK

    Description: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged members of the European Union (EU) at Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to join President Donald Trump in his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Mehlman: Pass RAISE Act after NYC bombing LINK

    Description: The bombing in New York City on Monday, allegedly by a Bangladeshi man, should spell the end of chain migration, says the spokesman for an immigration watchdog. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Criminal abortionists? Ohio clinics under scrutiny LINK

    Description: Abortion-minded women in Ohio have something to think about before they move forward with the lethal procedure.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Live in Seattle? Support a Dem … like it or not LINK

    Description: While the federal government is conducting a probe into Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts scandal, one California prosecutor has already gained success on his own.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Can Moore stay on top after allegations? LINK

    Description: The head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church is talking about changing one of the best-known and most widely recited passages of scripture – and that's not sitting well with the president of a conservative Protestant seminary.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump signs defense bill after years of inadequate funding LINK

    Description: A spokesman for Roy Moore's senate campaign says Alabama voters statewide support the embattled Republican candidate even though a Fox News poll shows he is trailing the Democratic candidate. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Trump calls WaPo to fire apologetic reporter over 'fake' tweet LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump is calling on the Washington Post to fire its reporter who deceptively tweeted a photo of a half-filled Pensacola, Florida, rally in order to discredit the president’s tweet that the arena was “packed.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Sarsour's presence diminished event's credibility LINK

    Description: One political commentator says inviting a zealous anti-Zionist to take part on a discussion of civil rights will likely prove to be counterproductive.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: AFF believes Jesus can change Australia's culture LINK

    Description: There is one primary factor that will save Down Syndrome babies from abortion. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    Title: Helping the biggest refugee crisis in decades LINK

    Description: An international relief ministry is providing desperately needed help in what has become a major humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 13 December 2017



    Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
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    Nativity Scene Graces Central Park
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the league's nativity scene in New York City:

    'SMILF' Nominated for Golden Globe
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Announcing Launch of 'Christian Civil Rights Watch'
    LINK Contact: Matt Barber, 202-255-1959, matt@truecivilrights.org; www.truecivilrights.org

    Evangelist Alveda King: Boycott a Distraction as Alveda's 'Rome for The Holidays' Tour with a Special Visit to Joan Lewis' Home and More Continues...
    LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

    FRC, AFA Deliver 77,000 Petitions in Support of Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Macie Malone, 866-FRC-NEWS, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) and American Family Association (AFA) today delivered a petition with 77,024 signatures to the Pentagon in support of Colonel Leland Bohannon. After a decades-long career with the Air Force, Col. Bohannon's superior suspended him from command, withheld his decoration, and submitted a letter to the Air Force Brigadier General promotion board rec Source: Family Research Council

    Petition Sent to HBO CEO
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue is sending the names of thousands of outraged Catholics who signed our online petition against Bill Maher to HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plelpler.

    Christian Activists to Protest DC Metro Transit Authority Ban on Catholic Ads During the Christmas Season -- DC News Conference Sunday
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition & Church on the Hill, 540-538-4741

    San Jose's Christmas Trees Under Fire
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses a controversy over this year's San Jose Christmas tree display:

    Seventieth Anniversary of UN Vote on Israel
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit

    Top Atheist Organization, Freedom from Religion Responsible for Thousands of Abortions
    LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

    Rep. Smith Condemns Terrorist Attack on Muslim Worshipers in Egypt
    LINK Contact: Jeff Sagnip, D.C. Press Office, U.S. Cong. Chris Smith, 202-225-3765

    Christian Leaders Condemn Horrific Terrorist Attack at Egyptian Mosque
    LINK Contact: Rev. Rob Schenck, 202-546-8329; Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741  WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two Christian leaders from Washington D.C. are speaking out against the heinous terrorist attack which took place at a mosque in Egypt on Friday.  Rev. Rob Schecnk, President of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute in Washington, DC and senior fellow of the Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy at Oxford in Oxford, UK states:

    Christian Leaders Condemn Horrific Terrorist Attack at Egyptian Mosque
    LINK Contact: Rev. Rob Schenck, 202-546-8329; Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741  WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two Christian leaders from Washington D.C. are speaking out against the heinous terrorist attack which took place at a mosque in Egypt earlier today.  Rev. Rob Schecnk, President of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute in Washington, DC and senior fellow of the Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy at Oxford in Oxford, UK states:

    Pope Slams Three Types of Persecution
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the November 22 homily given by Pope Francis: 

    Chinese Pastors Call on China's Communist Party to Cease Human Rights Violations -- Seek Help from Global Community
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid.org,

    Life Legal at the Ninth Circuit on Behalf of David Daleiden
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    ObamaCare is Depleting and Destroying Middle Class America
    LINK What will the middle class face in 2018 with rising premiums? The most powerful country in the world has created a dangerously aggressive cycle that is burning the America dream.

    Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Podesta Group Records
    LINK Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172

    Evangelist Alveda King Noted in Influential Christian Roster While Urging Prolife Votes for Alabama
    LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

    Amendment on Parental Rights Introduced in U.S. House
    LINK Contact: Michael Ramey, Director of Communications & Research, ParentalRights.org, 540-751-1200, Media@parentalrights.org

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    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

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    Description: A bill that would ban dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania has received bipartisan support, but the state’s governor may put a stop to it.

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    Title: Do You Know the History behind These 10 Christmas Traditions?
    Description: For many people, the thought of Christmas conjures up the image of numerous festive traditions: baking cookies, exchanging gifts, decorating an evergreen, and drinking eggnog or cocoa. However, many of these traditions have had a surprising journey on their way to becoming a part of the modern American Christmas. Photo courtesy: Unsplash/Mira Bozhko

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    Title: Founder of Nation’s Largest Christian Music Festival Charged with Child Molestation
    Description: The founder of Creation Festival — the nation’s largest Christian music festival — has been “indefinitely suspended” from the ministry and his position as pastor of his New Jersey church after he was arrested on charges of child molestation.

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    Title: Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in Chhattisgarh State, India
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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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