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  • News From ChristianPost.com 29 March 2017



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: Hannity vs. Koppel debate Trump vs. media LINK

    Description: There's a battle brewing between two media stars over media coverage of President Donald Trump. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Caught on video: 40% of Disney staff 'gay' in '98 LINK

    Description: As the “gay moment” in Disney’s current box office hit Beauty and the Beast continues to shock evangelicals and social conservatives across America who have boycotted the film – believing it is kicking off an LGBT propaganda campaign – many do not realize that Disney has been aggressively promoting homosexuality for nearly two decades.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Illegal binds, kidnaps TX woman after helping him LINK

    Description: The spokesman for an alliance of military chaplains says the U.S. Army must root out a left-wing social agenda imposed by the Obama administration. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Ministering in Jesus' name – 'That's who we are' LINK

    Description: Women, children, even terrorists – a Christian relief ministry is treating the needs of all involved in the conflict in Mosul between coalition/Iraqi Security forces and ISIS terrorists.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: SBC leader: Debate? Yes ... Division? No LINK

    Description: A Christian legal organization is fighting for the rights of homeschoolers against a New Mexico bill that is threatening to bring back a restrictive law-enforcement tactic that has been challenged for years – daytime curfew laws that limit home-educated students from leaning in their communities.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Judicial Watch: Obama lackeys remain in place LINK

    Description: A government watchdog group that battled the Obama administration says holdovers are still in place and fighting Freedom of Information lawsuits.    

    Author: Chris Woodward,Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: CBC asks Sessions to help find D.C. kids LINK

    Description: Upset at the failure of President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative that tried to overhaul the healthcare system of the United States, supporters of the president charged everyone but him – conservatives, Democrats and Congressional Republican leaders – for the breakdown that ultimately made the president break his campaign promise to derail Obamacare.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: AIPAC, Pence pack DC w/20K Israel advocates LINK

    Description: In an annual event to celebrate Jewish culture and bring about changes in the United States’ foreign policy, the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) kicked off Sunday in Washington, D.C., to invigorate a packed crowd of approximately 20,000.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Polls show declining defense of Roe v. Wade LINK

    Description: Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized terminating preborn children, isn’t an absolute among Americans - and as a poll shows, shouldn't be among politicians either.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: GOP's healthcare flub: Plenty of blame to go around LINK

    Description: After several people have been sentenced for helping her ex-partner flee to South America, a lesbian has filed a civil case against a Christian university and an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Pro-life legislators weigh in on medical ethics debate LINK

    Description: There's a battle brewing between two media stars over media coverage of President Donald Trump. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Caught on video: 40% of Disney staff 'gay' in '98 LINK

    Description: As the “gay moment” in Disney’s current box office hit Beauty and the Beast continues to shock evangelicals and social conservatives across America who have boycotted the film – believing it is kicking off an LGBT propaganda campaign – many do not realize that Disney has been aggressively promoting homosexuality for nearly two decades.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Illegal binds, kidnaps TX woman after helping him LINK

    Description: The spokesman for an alliance of military chaplains says the U.S. Army must root out a left-wing social agenda imposed by the Obama administration. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Ministering in Jesus' name – 'That's who we are' LINK

    Description: Women, children, even terrorists – a Christian relief ministry is treating the needs of all involved in the conflict in Mosul between coalition/Iraqi Security forces and ISIS terrorists.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: SBC leader: Debate? Yes ... Division? No LINK

    Description: A Christian legal organization is fighting for the rights of homeschoolers against a New Mexico bill that is threatening to bring back a restrictive law-enforcement tactic that has been challenged for years – daytime curfew laws that limit home-educated students from leaning in their communities.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Judicial Watch: Obama lackeys remain in place LINK

    Description: A government watchdog group that battled the Obama administration says holdovers are still in place and fighting Freedom of Information lawsuits.    

    Author: Chris Woodward,Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: CBC asks Sessions to help find D.C. kids LINK

    Description: Upset at the failure of President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative that tried to overhaul the healthcare system of the United States, supporters of the president charged everyone but him – conservatives, Democrats and Congressional Republican leaders – for the breakdown that ultimately made the president break his campaign promise to derail Obamacare.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: AIPAC, Pence pack DC w/20K Israel advocates LINK

    Description: In an annual event to celebrate Jewish culture and bring about changes in the United States’ foreign policy, the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) kicked off Sunday in Washington, D.C., to invigorate a packed crowd of approximately 20,000.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Polls show declining defense of Roe v. Wade LINK

    Description: Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized terminating preborn children, isn’t an absolute among Americans - and as a poll shows, shouldn't be among politicians either.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: GOP's healthcare flub: Plenty of blame to go around LINK

    Description: After several people have been sentenced for helping her ex-partner flee to South America, a lesbian has filed a civil case against a Christian university and an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Pro-life legislators weigh in on medical ethics debate LINK

    Description: There's a battle brewing between two media stars over media coverage of President Donald Trump. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Caught on video: 40% of Disney staff 'gay' in '98 LINK

    Description: As the “gay moment” in Disney’s current box office hit Beauty and the Beast continues to shock evangelicals and social conservatives across America who have boycotted the film – believing it is kicking off an LGBT propaganda campaign – many do not realize that Disney has been aggressively promoting homosexuality for nearly two decades.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Illegal binds, kidnaps TX woman after helping him LINK

    Description: The spokesman for an alliance of military chaplains says the U.S. Army must root out a left-wing social agenda imposed by the Obama administration. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: Ministering in Jesus' name – 'That's who we are' LINK

    Description: Women, children, even terrorists – a Christian relief ministry is treating the needs of all involved in the conflict in Mosul between coalition/Iraqi Security forces and ISIS terrorists.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

    Title: SBC leader: Debate? Yes ... Division? No LINK

    Description: A Christian legal organization is fighting for the rights of homeschoolers against a New Mexico bill that is threatening to bring back a restrictive law-enforcement tactic that has been challenged for years – daytime curfew laws that limit home-educated students from leaning in their communities.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Judicial Watch: Obama lackeys remain in place LINK

    Description: A government watchdog group that battled the Obama administration says holdovers are still in place and fighting Freedom of Information lawsuits.    

    Author: Chris Woodward,Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: CBC asks Sessions to help find D.C. kids LINK

    Description: Upset at the failure of President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative that tried to overhaul the healthcare system of the United States, supporters of the president charged everyone but him – conservatives, Democrats and Congressional Republican leaders – for the breakdown that ultimately made the president break his campaign promise to derail Obamacare.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: AIPAC, Pence pack DC w/20K Israel advocates LINK

    Description: In an annual event to celebrate Jewish culture and bring about changes in the United States’ foreign policy, the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) kicked off Sunday in Washington, D.C., to invigorate a packed crowd of approximately 20,000.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Polls show declining defense of Roe v. Wade LINK

    Description: Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized terminating preborn children, isn’t an absolute among Americans - and as a poll shows, shouldn't be among politicians either.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: GOP's healthcare flub: Plenty of blame to go around LINK

    Description: After several people have been sentenced for helping her ex-partner flee to South America, a lesbian has filed a civil case against a Christian university and an attorney. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Pro-life legislators weigh in on medical ethics debate LINK

    Description: The organizers of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, called off their plans this week, blaming the cancellation on fears that Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) agents might do their jobs and crack down on illegal immigrants during the event.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 29 March 2017



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

    Legendary Director Martin Scorsese Delivers One of the Greatest Films of His Career: Silence
    LINK Breathtaking Masterpiece Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack March 28, 2017

    Terrorist in London Followed Sharia Law -- (References Included for Journalists) -- Law Enforcement Miss Clues, Says Randall Terry
    LINK Journalists may go to www.WWMD-TV.com to view segment 8, which explains Jihad, with extensive references for reporters. Also, references below.Contact: 904-826-9989WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Law enforcement often miss the evidence: Muslim terrorists are reading "sacred" Islamic texts to get their inspiration, and justify their attacks. These texts include Sharia Law, Haddith, Sirah's, and the Quran.From Islamic Sharia Law:

    Cut Funds to NEA, NEH, NPR, PBS
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    NOM, IOF and CitizenGO Hold Press Conference to Launch #FreeSpeechBus Tour
    LINK Contact: Joseph Grabowski, National Organization for Marriage, 202-457-8060 ext 110, jgrabowski@nationformarriage.org

    Tuam Critics on Abortion and Gay Marriage
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    AUL Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
    LINK "Judge Neil Gorsuch's judicial opinions and legal writings are marked by scholarship, clear writing, and a scrupulous weighing of the legal precedent and factual evidence," said AUL's Clarke Forsythe, "He is committed to interpreting the Constitution as written and not legislating from the bench, a dangerous practice that leads to tragic decisions like Roe v. Wade."Contact: Kristi Hamrick, 202-289-1478, press@aul.org WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /Christian Source: Americans United for Life

    Knights of Columbus Gives Nearly $2 Million to Aid Syrian and Iraqi Christian Refugees
    LINK A year after U.S. genocide declaration, K of C continues its support for those targeted by ISISContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A year after the U.S. Congress and State Department declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities, the Knights of Columbus is continui Source: Knights of Columbus

    Alabama Justice Parker Fights Unconstitutional Censorship of Judges
    LINK Contact: Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit ATLANTA, Ga., March 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel has filled a response for Alabama Justice Tom Parker opposing the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Attorney General's briefs asking the court to dismiss Parker's case without addressing the constitutional questions he has raised about the free speech of judges. Justice Parker is challenging the rules governing the Alabama jud Source: Liberty Counsel

    'Mass Grave' Evidence is Lacking
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Christianity is Exploding in Bangladesh Despite Persecution
    LINK Contact: James Jacobson, President, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273

    Liberty Counsel Advocates for Life at the White House
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit WASHINGTON, March 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel was among several organizations invited to meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House yesterday to discuss concerns and suggestions for protecting unborn life in the new GOP health care plan. The conversation, which lasted more than an hour, focused on ensuring that the sanctity of life is respected and included in efforts to repeal and rep Source: Liberty Counsel

    Did Irish Nuns Starve Kids to Death?
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Knights of Columbus Urges Prayer at Crucial Juncture for Middle Eastern Christians
    LINK K of C CEO says 2017 may determine whether some communities continue to existContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Noting that 2017 may be "the decisive year in determining whether many Christian communities throughout the Middle East will continue to exist," Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson has asked Cat Source: Knights of Columbus

    IRS Admits to Court it Needs to Search 6,924 Previously Unreported Documents in Response to a 2015 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit Over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups
    LINK Agency Agrees to Begin Producing Documents by March 10, but Has Yet to Provide Timetable for Completion of Review

    Kim Davis is the Focus of Oral Arguments Today
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Liberty Counsel will present oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging against the reinstatement of Ermold v. Davis. This case was dismissed with two other marriage license lawsuits that were filed against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in 2015, including Miller v. Davis, which led to Davis spending six days in jail as a prisone Source: Liberty Counsel

    Human Rights Lawyer Reveals Torture; Says Any Future Confession Would 'Not be Out of My Own Will'
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org CHANGSHA, HUNAN, China, March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- An incarcerated human rights lawyer from China's central Hunan province declared his innocence and revealed that he is being subjected to severe torture in a letter on Jan. 13, China Aid learned today.Imprisoned since July 11, 2015, for his defense of human rights, lawyer Xie Yang wrote that officials have been subjecting him to "sev Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Knights of Columbus Support Victims of Church Bombing in Egypt
    LINK Gift of $75,000 made in wake of December attack at Coptic Church in CairoContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus  NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Given the ongoing needs of those affected by the bombing of St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo on 11 December 2016, which claimed the lives of 29 people, mostly women and children, the Knights o Source: Knights of Columbus

    China Aid Releases 2016 Annual Persecution Report
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org

    Trump Goes Mute on Moral Issues
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    New Nonprofit Launched to Protect the Right to Pray for Free
    LINK Freedom to Pray Launches Petition to Stop T-Mobile from Charging Customers on Free Prayer LinesContact: Melany Ethridge, 972-267-1111, melany@alarryross.com ORLANDO, Feb. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Freedom to Pray, a new nonprofit dedicated to advocating on behalf of individuals of all faiths who are being forced to end their participation in prayer groups through free conference line services due to T-Mobile's new $0.01 per minute fee, announced its launch today Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Report: China Aborted 336 Million Babies Since 1971
    Description: China recently released statistics that reveal that there have been 336 million abortions performed in the country over the past four decades.

    LINK

    Title: Franklin Graham Criticizes Republicans and Democrats for Failing to Pass Healthcare Bill
    Description: The Rev. Franklin Graham recently called out Republicans for failing to pass a new healthcare bill.

    LINK

    Title: Christian Student Reprimanded for Disagreeing with Muslim Professor about the Resurrection
    Description: A conservative Christian student at a private college in Florida says he was suspended after he opposed his Muslim professor, who said that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax.

    LINK

    Title: Egyptian Copts Finally Fulfilling ‘Dream’ of Traveling to Jerusalem
    Description: For years, pilgrimages for Egypt’s Coptic Christians were discouraged. Now, it is a dream increasingly being realized.

    LINK

    Title: How God Turned an Ebola Suicide Mission into Triumph
    Description: A new documentary is making headlines for its breathtaking tale of the American missionaries who worked to save victims of the Liberian Ebola outbreak.

    LINK

    Title: Are Nigeria's Christians Being Eliminated?
    Description: According to one Catholic Bishop, Christians in Nigeria are facing rising levels of persecution which threaten to undermine their place in both society and government.

    LINK

    Title: Newborn Girl Rescued after Parents Who Wanted a Boy Buried Her Alive
    Description: Gender-related abortion and infanticide has become a common occurrence in some parts of Asia, though public outlets are taking steps to end this deplorable practice.

    LINK

    Title: Religiously Affiliated Hospital Pensions at the Center of Supreme Court Case
    Description: A a case before the Supreme Court pits three hospitals against employees who object to the institutions’ religious exemption from a law that protects pensions.

    LINK

    Title: Christian Ministry Working to Combat Child Bride Epidemic in U.S.
    Description: When we think of the issue of child brides, we likely think of countries such as India or Zambia or some other remote place, but the truth is, the issue of children being married off without consent also occurs in the U.S.

    LINK

    Title: Christ Covenant Church Names Kevin DeYoung as New Senior Pastor
    Description: Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina has just named Rev. Kevin DeYoung as the congregation’s new senior pastor.

    LINK

    Title: Houston Pastors Release Video in Support of Texas Bathroom Bill
    Description: Five Texas pastors, known as the “Houston Five,” are releasing a video today (March 27) in support of the Texas “bathroom bill.”

    LINK

    Title: Homeschool Defense Group Fights against Law Targeting Homeschoolers’ Freedom
    Description: A daytime curfew law could restrict homeschooled students in New Mexico from any learning experiences outside the home.

    LINK

    Title: Muslim Jihadist Becomes a Christian after Seeing Jesus in a Dream
    Description: Although perhaps an unlikely convert, former Muslim jihadist Bashir Mohammad came to Christ after Jesus appeared to him in a dream.

    LINK

    Title: More Than 20 Million in Africa, Middle East at Risk of Starvation
    Description: International aid groups call for global response to humanitarian crisis.

    LINK

    Title: Democrats Announce Plan for Gorsuch Filibuster
    Description: Party leaders say they’ve already made up their minds on the president’s Supreme Court nominee.

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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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