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COVID-19 patient was black and paralyzed, so doctors decided his life wasn’t worth saving

This is what your liberal government really is - DEATH!  Cuomo killed tens of thousands, along with the rest of the evil Democrat leaders. Like in this case their intent was to KILL!

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Last month, a disabled, 46-year-old African American man was euthanized without his consent or that of his wife. But rather than exploding amid our racial-justice moment, the story hardly yielded a peep from those who control our national discourse.

In 2017, Michael Hickson suffered a brain injury that left him paralyzed. Still, he was able to enjoy many activities: having books read to him, listening to music, answering trivia questions. He had memory problems, but he recalled his birthday and Social Security number with ease. Michael was leading the kind of life many people with disabilities do: not without difficulties but intrinsically valuable and dignified.

Then Michael contracted COVID-19 and was admitted to St. David’s Medical Center of South Austin, Texas. A disagreement over his care led to medical decision-making being taken away from his wife and given to the state and his medical team.

Michael didn’t do well and needed intensive care. His wife, Melissa, apparently did not trust his medical team and decided to (legally) record the exchange she had with her husband’s doctor.

As the recording shows, they agreed that Michael should not be intubated, but Melissa still wanted Michael to be treated aggressively. The doctor insisted aggressive treatment wouldn’t “help him improve” and “right now, his quality of life . . . he doesn’t have much of one.”

Melissa was taken aback: “What do you mean?” she asked. “Because he’s paralyzed with a brain injury, he doesn’t have quality of life?”

“Correct,” the doctor flatly replied.

Pressed further by Melissa, who admirably kept her cool, the doctor admitted he’d had three patients survive who were in Michael’s situation but claimed her husband’s case “doesn’t fit those three.”

Michael’s “quality of life is different from theirs,” she was told. The others “were walking and talking people.”

Melissa tried to respond, but the doctor had had enough. “I don’t mean to be frank or abrasive, but at this point, we are going to do what we feel is best for him along with the state, and this is what we decided.”

Melissa did get in one last shot by telling him that this was a decision to kill her husband. And she had good reason to think so: Giving her husband food, water, oxygen and medicine would have not been burdensome treatment. And Michael may have beaten the odds.

The hospital had plenty of space for him. The issue, the doctor made clear, was Michael’s disability. The state and the hospital decided that they shouldn’t try to save someone with his disabilities.

After pro-life journalists broke the story on June 26, the National Council on Disability publicly called on the federal Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the hospital for violating Michael’s civil rights.

“When a medical facility makes a decision to deny medical care to a person with a disability that is based on, or influenced by, biased views about life with a disability, it runs afoul of federal civil rights laws,” the group said.

Yet when the Washington Post, a paper otherwise all in on outing structural racism, picked up the story, it framed Melissa’s claims skeptically and credulously accepted the hospital’s word that “it wasn’t possible to save” Michael and that none of its decisions was made on the basis of his disability.

Sorry, but the recording was clear: An ­institution with power over Michael’s very life had deemed it a life unworthy of life.

Owing to structural health disparities, many African Americans have a justified fear of being treated like “throwaway people” in a clinical setting, particularly when it comes to so-called “end-of-life” decisions.

And because doctors are often ableist in their assumptions, the vulnerability of African American patients are magnified when they are disabled. Health providers consistently rate the quality of life of their disabled patients worse than the patients themselves.

When confronted with the fact that patients generally prefer length of life to quality of life, many physicians find themselves “surprised” and admit: “We think we know what is best for a patient, but this is often wrong.” It’s appalling.

If you care about racial justice, remember Michael Hickson. Say his name. Tell his story.

Charles Camosy is associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University and author of the new book “Resisting Throwaway Culture.”

Twitter: @CCamosy


My Mom: July 8, 1929 -- July 26, 2020 Her life in pictures

Bob Barney

Yesterday at 6:15 my Mom lost her battle for life.  She fought hard to the end, but today I want to record her life, and a great life she had.  Later after some days will will give the rest of the story!

Mom was born in Canaan Ct, but moved to River Road in New Milford as a young girl, where her dad worked at the "Quarry" for New England Limestone.  I'll save that incredible story for a later time.

 

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Mom at 12 years old.

Mom met my dad at 16 years old.. He worked at a neighboring farm.  He was 22.  They married in less than a year - she was 17.

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Mom Wedding photo

Mom and dad wedding

May 10th 1947

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Mom and her Grandfather (Brandt) Her Dad's Father   Wedding

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Dad's Mom and Dad- Frank Brandt   Edith (Menti) Brandt

 

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Mom and Her brother Frank Brandt (still with us today at 86, was a local golf star- still shoots a 69 at 86!)

Her Grandparents-Menti

Mom's Mother's parents, The Menti's!

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Mom and Dad's cake- made by her Father!

 

Mom Tam Vicky

Finally a grandma in 1983 and 1984!     Then again in 1985!

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A mother of three Boys, Grandmother of three girls, and a great grandma of 5 boys and 2 girls!

1st row: Isabelle, Mom, Jacob, Caleb and William

2nd row: Mark holding Abigail, Chrissy Tammy (Sr) Barney, ME, Sean and Tammy Miller

Missing in photo is Vicky and her two Children Michael and George

 

First published 7/3/2020

As far as I can remember my Mom has had a simple faith in God that has meant so much in my life.  So, I thought I would write this about her as she approaches her  91st birthday this July 8.

Several weeks ago, my brother Bill (who still lives with her back in Ct.) called me saying that mom was suffering from constant stomach pain, and he couldn’t get her to eat much.  After complaining of this for several days he took her to the doctor, who hospitalized her.  She is in the hospital now with a tumor on her gall bladder and we do not know at this time if it’s cancer or not; or even if she will live or die.  I ask everyone to pray for her.  However it is this, my tribute to my mom what this article is about.   She was always there for me and for our family and she defended us with everything a mother should against anyone that would harm any of us. She has always been a remarkable, strong willed and an independent woman.  However, what I remember most about Mom is her simple faith in God. Unlike myself, she has always believed, and her faith was genuine and real, never experiencing the doubt and unbelief that I did.

I started out believing in God as a child, but my “scientific” mind and my anti-God education; I came to reject that there was a God.  I always marveled at my mom who had that simple faith--- she just always believed in God.  She went to church on Sundays for a long time but eventually stopped going because she saw the hypocrisy of the church she was going to-- but that did not stop her belief in God! In short she had faith that a church didn’t have, a simple faith.  That faith always amazed me even when I was an atheist, I marveled at that faith, and her willpower and I wished that I could have a faith like that in a God. I’m sorry to say even though I have come to believe in God and believe in God strongly I still do not have the simple faith that my mom has had her whole life. Something I’m ashamed of, and it’s something that I’m struggling for. But she had it, even today.

Actually, mom is less afraid of death or I should say less afraid of her death then I am.  She’s ready to go, even though she knows what that really means.  She knows that she will not go to heaven when she dies to be with my dad. She fully understands the plain words of the Bible, that when she dies she, is going into the grave, to lie in the ground and wait until the resurrection, which only happens after Jesus Christ returns. She’s not fooled like most people, that she’s going to heaven to be with her husband who died some 22 years ago. She knows that she will be buried alongside dad and they will both have to wait until the resurrection. That’s her simple faith that I find amazing and spiritual. In fact Mom, your life has been amazing.

Mom was born in 1929 in the year of the great crash and grew up during the depression. However, unlike my dad, who lived in poverty and was forced to leave school at 13 and work as basically a slave on a neighboring farm for room and board, Mom’s father was very smart, industrious and fortunate.  He had a job throughout the depression. A high paying job, that kept food on the table and even the luxuries others did not have. They were not rich by any imagination, but they were not poor! They lived well.

She met my dad when she was 16. He was working on a farm that bordered her property.  He had worked his way up from poverty to a partner in that farm, by age 22!  They married a year later. She was only 17.  They had three boys. Victor, my oldest brother who is named after my father, Bill, who still lives with mom, and me, the youngest.  Like Mom, my parents made sure we had a blessed childhood.  I have no bad memories, only great ones.  We lived well. 

Mom’s faith in God always been an inspiration to me.  My “finding” God again, after years of denial was helped by her faith. That simple faith I wish everyone could have. I wish I could have.

I love you Mom, may you rest in peace along side Dad until the day you hear the voice of Jesus calling you to your newly gained immortal life!   I miss you already.  You have been there for 65 years of my life

Mom and Me in 2015

Mom and Me in 2015- Lake Warmwaug, Ct.


Three Reasons Why 90 Percent of Prophecy Is for Today

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God told Jeremiah to prophesy that He would destroy the people of Judah if they did not repent. Jeremiah delivered the message, but Judah refused to repent. God allowed armies to destroy its civilization and enslave the survivors. End of story, right?

If so, there was no reason for those prophecies to be written down. Nor does it make sense that God canonized them and also preserved them from revision or loss for two millennia. Either this was just a strange and confusing exercise, or these canonized biblical prophecies were left partially or completely unfulfilled during the lifetime of the prophets who wrote them. If you believe in God and the Bible, then you have to admit that these advance reports of world events are relevant long after the prophets delivered them!

In fact, if you read what time frame the prophets specified and you put together the events they said would happen, you realize that the majority of Bible prophecy not only extends beyond biblical times, it dead-centers on our generation!

Here are three proofs why most Bible prophecy is for us today:

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-30 2020

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A special note to those reading this far down!  My Mom has taken a very serious downturn in her last fight.  I thank God for her life, and pray that God comforts her in this present sleep she is in. Soon her sleep will be in the grave until her savior, Jesus returns and the dead in Christ will arise from their graves.... I love you Mom
 
 
 

The foolishness of those mask wearers

Bob Barney

I get a laugh out of the people wearing masks, because big brother told them too.  You see them wearing them while driving their cars - alone, you see them walking in the woods, or on a country road- alone, and you see them in their own homes - alone!  America has truly become a dumbed down nation, as the Bible predicted when God said, "My people die because of lack of knowledge.". That's more true than ever ! Today's WND story, yet another example of fools on parade in America.


Now Dictator Fauci blames anti-vaxers

1(LONDON GUARDIAN) The US is “unlikely” to achieve herd immunity to the coronavirus even with a vaccine, according to the country’s leading public health expert, who warned that a “general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling” is likely to thwart vaccination efforts.

In an interview with CNN, Dr Anthony Fauci also said people not wearing masks was “a recipe for disaster” and said of the Trump administration’s attempts at contact tracing: “I don’t think we’re doing very well.”

The US reported a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day on Friday, with 36 states reporting a rise in infections and Texas, Florida and Arizona particularly badly hit. With more than 2.5m coronavirus cases and more than 125,000 deaths, the US accounts for about 25% of all coronavirus cases and deaths worldwide.

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-29 2020

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The Mark of The Beast and Vaccines

Let me make this clear. The Mark of the Beast has to do with the Holy Roman Empire AND NOT IS NOT happening now. However, the forced wearing of masks, and what will be the forced vaccination of Americans in order to buy or sell, is a symbol of the Mark!  The United States IS THE "ISRAEL" of the Bible. The Jewish state in the Middle East IS NOT Biblical Israel!  They are Judah, according to the Bible.  The tribe of Joseph, owns the name "Israel."  God predicted that in the end times that the tribes of Joseph (which are mainly the anglo-saxons of Britain and America, would go into capitivity and foreigners would rule over us and enslave us, and then force us into the final slavery we will be under, with a ruler out of Europe. The end time beast is the revised Holy Roman Empire!  This is not conjuncture. This is biblical fact.  America, like ancient Israel is failing God, and choosing slavery rather than obedience to God.  This nation could easily be saved, if we will turn to God!  Unfortunately - we are turning to evil leaders who hate God and Christianity.  In his latest interview (below) he denies implanting any microchips in vaccines...  He doesn't have to!  He fails to mention that government can require everyone to get a vaccine, and if they don't (and have official paperwork to prove it) you will be denied to be in public or work!  Gates knows this, and is being deceptive.

The following quote IS FROM THE GATES FOUNDATION'S OWN PAGE!

Our Surveillance domain invests to improve the world’s understanding of the causes of mortality and disability through three activities: 1) unprecedented pathology-based surveillance through MITS in child deaths; 2) the extrapolation of that data nationwide through Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA); and 3) improving the modeling and mapping of global mortality and disease data through the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

The following story relates again the slavery that is coming to us all!


Trump signs order barring illegals from census count

(WASHINGTON TIMES) -- President Trump signed an executive action on Tuesday to prevent illegal immigrants from being included in the 2020 census for congressional apportionment, saying the U.S. shouldn’t give political power “to people who should not be here at all.”

The president said for the purposes of determining the number of House lawmakers from each state, it will be U.S. policy “to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status.”

He signed the order in the Oval Office without a ceremony or the media present.

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"Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people"

Bob Barney

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John Adams warned that, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. … "Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."  John Adams was not saying an American had to be a Christian, as Patrick Henry did, but he said that Americans MUST BE a MORAL and RELIGIOUS!  

Here is a brief BIO on everyone who signed the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!   eye opening, and The PLAIN TRUTH!

 


Yes, Those billionaires lecturing you are slave owners!

Social justice warriors are toppling statues of slaveholders from 300 years ago while winking at modern-day enslavement on a massive scale.

I'm talking about the dirty little secret of how companies like Nike, Adidas, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and at least 83 other multinational corporations have been linked to forced labor by Uyghurs in factories across China.

The report back in March by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs, Chinese Muslims, were transferred to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019.


BIG PHARMA, FORCED VACCINATIONS & POPULATION CONTROL

By Bob Barney

image from www.kindredmedia.orgIn 1986, The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established to protect the Vaccine manufacturers from any liabilities.

This program insured that the taxpayer would pay for all injuries the public suffered from Vaccines.

Once this protection was set in place, the government took control of the vaccine industry and Big Pharma profits increased by over 600%.

Is it all about money? Or is there something more nefarious at play?

We are witnessing today of the end of American Freedom.  Forcing people to wear masks, is just a start to the end of America, a prediction God made 3,000 years ago would happen.

Vaccines are next. You will be mandated to accept vaccinations, or you will not be able to buy or sell.  Vaccines, made from ABORTED BABY PARTS, is like a mark of the beast, which the Bible says one will not be able to buy or sell (or work) unless they receive this mark....  Interesting in that even TRUMP wants to force a mandated vaccine on all Americans when one becomes available...

How true will you stay with your God????  Just a question!

 

Stand up for God. Stand up for America- WE ARE LOST ISRAEL! 

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HUGE: MASSIVE CDC FRAUD UNCOVERED

CDC Grossly Overcounting Active China Coronavirus Cases Causing States to Keep Their Economies Closed Indefinitely In fact every 1 positive case is counted as 16!

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On May 21, 2020, the Atlantic reported that the CDC was over counting the number of cases of individuals with the China coronavirus:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic. We’ve learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus. The upshot is that the government’s disease-fighting agency is overstating the country’s ability to test people who are sick with COVID-19. The agency confirmed to The Atlantic on Wednesday that it is mixing the results of viral and antibody tests, even though the two tests reveal different information and are used for different reasons.

This is not merely a technical error. States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.

Several states—including Pennsylvania, the site of one of the country’s largest outbreaks, as well as Texas, Georgia, and Vermont—are blending the data in the same way. Virginia likewise mixed viral and antibody test results until last week, but it reversed course and the governor apologized for the practice after it was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Atlantic. Maine similarly separated its data on Wednesday; Vermont authorities claimed they didn’t even know they were doing this.

BY INCLUDING BOTH ACTIVE CASES WITH CASES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD THE CHINA CORONAVIRUS IN THE PAST, THE CDC IS GROSSLY OVERSTATING THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES IN THE US.  UNFORTUNATELY, STATES LIKE TEXAS AND FLORIDA HAVE RESET THEIR ECONOMIC REOPENING TIME TABLES BASED ON THIS BOGUS DATA.

Apparently the CDC is still co-mingling these results.  Forbes reported last week:

A report released Thursday from the Government Accountability Office levied criticism at the CDC for combining active cases of the coronavirus and positive antibody tests, which may give a misleading view of nationwide testing and spread.

Read the entire article HERE


Hosea - Prophecies for America and Britain TODAY

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Hosea Chapter 4 (understanding the prophecy in modern terminology.)

Although it is not expressly stated in the Book of Hosea, it is apparent from the level of detail and familiarity focused on northern geography, that Hosea conducted his prophetic ministries in the Northern Israel (Samaria) of which he was a native.

In Hosea 1:1, the prophet identified the kings that ruled during his prophetic ministry. The first four—Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah—reigned over the southern kingdom of Judah from 790 BC to 686 BC, while Jeroboam II ruled the northern kingdom of Israel from 782 BC to 753 BC. This indicates that Hosea lived in the middle to late eighth century BC (755–715 BC), making him a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah and Micah. Hosea is often seen as a "prophet of doom", but underneath his message of destruction is a promise of restoration. The Talmud claims that he was the greatest prophet of his generation.  The period of Hosea's ministry extended to some sixty years, and he was the only prophet of Israel of his time who left any written prophecy.

The identity of Israel (Samaria) is almost unknown today, but you can easily prove who the nations of the world descended from today! Read our study showing how England, America and many Western European countries are LOST ISRAEL.  So almost every time in prophecy that we read that something will happen to Israel in the End Days, it will happen to the USA, Canada, Britain and parts of Western Europe. Israel in end time prophecy is not the Jewish nation of Israel today!  The nation we call "Israel" is in fact named JUDAH in the Bible.  Jews do not have the claim to the name Israel!  11 of the 12 tribes of Israel ARE NOT JEWS!   Are you aware that the first time the word "Jew" is used in the Bible, that the "Jews are at war with the House of Israel to this day!"  Jews fighting Israel!  Did you know that?

When we read the Bible, which was written about 2,000-3,000 years ago, we often don't get the "feel of it" and how it relates to what is going on today, especially when reading prophecy about the end times and which nations are going to be involved. We read about Israel, of course, as well as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Ethiopia and a list of unrecognizable nations and names. Yet what about nations like  China, Russia, Germany, Italy, England or the United States? Why aren't they mentioned in our Bible?  How can it be, if the Bible is the word of God, that he didn't know that these modern nations would exist? After all, if God knows the future, didn't God know about the United States or Europe or China? How can we trust prophecy or understand it when most of the time the scenario just doesn't fit what we know about the world today? Is there going to be another Assyrian Empire as the Bible claims? Does Assyria even exist today? Is Greece going to be the most powerful nation under another Alexander the Great as the book of Daniel suggests? It doesn't seem very likely to me and I am sure not to most of you either. Are we indeed living in the end times and how can we know what to look for and what today's news means? Will the world as we know it really ever end, as Jesus foretold?

Believe it or not, the Bible is as current and relevant today as the day when it was first written. The fact is that it is even more relevant today because much of what was predicted by the prophets was meant for today and beyond and not for the time these men were living! The hard-to-pronounce nations mentioned in the pages of prophecy written so ,long ago still exist, and you can prove it to yourself! God has given us tools to understand His predictions for our world and has had uncanny accuracy that nobody could ever duplicate without divine influence. God has rightly predicted:
the fall of Babylon

 The fall of Assyria

 The fall of Alexander

 The fall of Rome 7 times (it has now fallen five or six times depending on what expert you believe!)

 The Pope

 Radiation poisoning

 Chernobyl by name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Global man-made pollution
 
 the Muslim religion and their fight with Europe known as Crusades and the final yet to come conflict between these two powerful regions

 The rise of England and the USA to be two most powerful nations ever to exist on this planet!

 That England would have a monarchy, and that monarchy would claim to be David's descendants and that they would sit on his literal throne over the same rock that David himself was coronated over.

 That the #13 would be important to the United States of America and that our form of government would be by election and not by a divine monarchy from the line of David.

To understand the Book of Hosea in today's world takes some knowledge of who he was, when he lived and when exactly he is talking about, and believe it or not, most of what he wrote was NOT FOR HID DAY!

The Study of HOSEA:

Hosea 1- 3: Hosea is ordered by God to marry a whore, who will not be faithful to him. To God, praying to false pagan deities is akin to human sexual adultery.  As we are torn apart to find out that our spouse has been unfaithful, God feels the same torment when His people are unfaithful to Him! Adultery symbolises pagan worship in the Bible. Both Israel (America, England and parts of Western Europe) and Judah (modern day Jewish nation) have worshipped pagan deities throughout history and have suffered for it.

Hosea 4: a translation to better understand how to understand Bible prophecy:

Hosea 4 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

The Lord Is Angry Against The United States, Great Britain and much of Western Europe

 People of America, listen to the Jesus' message to you. Jesus, the Lord God Almighty has filed a lawsuit against you listing the following charges: “The people in this land are not honest or loyal. They don’t really know God the Father or Me. They are always cursing, lying, killing, stealing, and committing adultery. They murder one person after another. So the country is like someone crying for the dead, and all of its people are weak. Even the animals of the field, the birds of the sky, and the fish in the sea are dying because of the curse upon you.  

 4 “Don’t point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame to him! Look, priest, I am pointing my finger at you.

5  As a sentence for your crimes, you, the priests and ministers of My people will stumble in broad daylight as well as in the night, and so will your false ‘prophets’ too; and I will destroy the land.

“My people are destroyed because they have no knowledge. You so-called Holy ministers have refused to learn, so I will refuse to let you be priests for Me. You have forgotten the Ten Commandments, so I will forget your children. They became proud. They sinned more and more against me, so I will change their honor to shame.

8 “The priests rejoice in the sins of the people; they lap it up and lick their lips for more!

So the priests are no different from the people. I will punish them for the things they did. I will pay them back for the wrong things they did. 10 They will eat, but they will not be satisfied. They will commit sexual sins, but they will not have babies. This is because they left the Lord and became like prostitutes.

11 “Sexual sins, strong drink, and new wine ruin a person’s ability to think straight.12 My people are asking pieces of wood for advice. They think that idols, pieces of wood, or some horoscope will answer them! They have chased after those false gods like prostitutes and have left their own God. 13 They make sacrifices to other gods and worship money rather than Me. Your daughters will become prostitutes, and your daughters-in-law's whores for free.

14 “I cannot blame your daughters or your daughters-in-law for doing this, because your men go and have sex with the same whores and pay them. This is how foolish people destroy themselves.

The Shameful Sins of America and Great Britain who carry the name of Jacob or Israel

15 “Israel, just because you act like a prostitute doesn’t mean that Jews should feel guilty too. People, Don’t use the Lord’s name to make promises. Don’t say, ‘As the Lord lives …!’ 16 The Lord has given many things to you. He is like a shepherd who takes his sheep to a large field with plenty of grass. But you are stubborn, like a young cow that runs away again and again.

17 “The United States has joined Their politicians and so called holy leaders and rejoice in  sin; they lap it up and lick their lips for more! 18. Therefore, a mighty wind shall sweep them away;  and they shall die in shame because they have forgotten me and worshipped gods of money and greed.

END

 

My friends, believe it or not THIS IS the message of Hosea. Hosea is a prophecy for TODAY- for America, the England Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, France, Denmark and Scandinavia!  It has never been fulfilled.  In part 2 I will show you why with more of Hosea. Chapters 5-7..   In Part 3 8-10, Part 4 11-12. Part 5 Chapter 15.

 

 


The 5th Month in God's Year Today!

By Bob Barney

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This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.” — Zechariah 8:19

Fasting in the Bible has been a longstanding practice, in some instances tied to the observance of key festivals and holy days, but also as a communal response to tragedies and a call to repentance. References to fasting can be found in the books of Samuel, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Psalms, and more. It was quite natural in ancient times for people to fast as part of their service to God. Spontaneous personal and communal fasts were also common.

Six official days, however, are also mentioned in the Bible as a time for fasting. So what are these fast days and why were they established to be observed for generations to come?

The first and most paramount of all fast days is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Of all the fast days, this day alone was prescribed by God in the Bible. In Leviticus 16:29 we are commanded to “deny yourselves” on Yom Kippur. This included eating or drinking, washing or bathing, marital relations, wearing leather shoes, and applying luxurious oils. As the name of the day would suggest, denying ourselves is part of the process of attaining atonement on Yom Kippur. This is a fast of repentance, and appropriately, the day is spent mostly in prayer and introspection.

Yom Kippur is considered a major fast day, it has only one other counterpart — the fast of Tisha B’Av, the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av, which is the 5th month in God's year... This fast commemorates the monumental events of the destruction of both the First and Second Temple in Jerusalem — both of which occurred hundreds of years apart on the same exact day. In truth, this day was destined to be a day of calamity as, according to Jewish tradition, it was on this day that the 12 spies sent by Moses to see the Promised Land returned to the Israelites with a bad report, causing the people’s hearts to turn away from God. Because of that, God barred that generation from entering the Promised Land and sent them back into the desert to wander for another 40 years.

Both the First and Second Temples were destroyed on this day as well as a host of other Jewish tragedies throughout history: the defeat of Bar Kochba’s revolt, thus ending Jewish resistance to the Romans (135 CE); the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the onset of the Spanish Inquisition (1492); and more recently, the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camps (1942).

 I often mention that God's calendar is NOT like any other calendar on earth today.  It is not the Roman calendar that we follow, or the equally pagan Jewish calendar that many churches believe is the calendar of God.  To read more about God's Calendar click here .  There is a mistake that those who follow a Jewish calendar has made, and that refers to the word for new moon.  That is a mistranslation, as the proper rendering should be NEW MONTH, as I did in The Plain Truth's Red Letter Bible.

The Hebrew word 'chodesh', which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance simply means "new" or to "rebuild." Chodesh does not mean "new moon". It means 'new' with an implication that a month is about to begin again.

Originally, when the earth had a perfect 360 day rotation around the sun, and the moon's journey around the earth was exactly 30 days (today it is 29.5 days), new moons where on the new months. The calendar was in balance. However, probably after the flood, the weight of water slowed the earth rotational spin (this is NOT mentioned in the Bible) to 365.25 days a year and the moon's rotation to the present one of 29.5 days.

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The ancients noticed that the months were no longer 30 days and the years were not 360 days, but now over 365. A calendar needed to be made to reflect this. Egypt made the first perfect calendar, one Moses was very familiar with, which had 12 - 30 day months and then 5 days at the end of the year that did not count. This is also seen in Enoch's calendar (see illustration on left).God's calendar was like the Egyptian one except that year no longer started on the first day of summer, but on the first day of spring. Springtime is the birth of the new year in nature, as morning is the start of the day as well. The term for new moon became "new month" as the new moons and new months no longer matched up. This is not hard to conceive as the English word for month comes from moon! Yet our months have nothing to do with new moons! The same applies to God's calendar.


Today is The Sabbath Day! And Yes, it is for Christians

Does it make any difference WHICH day we observe -- or whether we keep it? Does the Bible establish SUNDAY as the LORD'S DAY? Was the Sabbath given for the Jewish people only -- while Christians are commanded to keep SUNDAY as the LORD'S DAY?

by Herbert Armstrong

image from i1.ytimg.comCERTAINLY MOST professing Christians accept SUNDAY as the New Testament Lord's Day. Moslems observe Friday. Some religions observe no day.

     But there are those who insist the seventh-day Sabbath is still binding. Failure to keep it, they claim, is SIN -- and the punishment is DEATH for eternity!

     Now that is a pretty serious claim!

     Few take it seriously -- but that does not disprove or dismiss the challenge. Have YOU ever seriously looked into this question?

     If someone tells me my house is on fire, I'm not going to laugh at him and refuse to take it seriously. I'm going to examine, and BE SURE! If he's wrong, then at least I shall KNOW my house is safe. I learned years ago that it can be very dangerous to carelessly ASSUME, or just take for granted. It's much wiser and safer to get all the FACTS, and then decide.

     And one's LIFE for eternity is much more precious than his house.

     Few realize, today, but the Sabbath vs. Sunday controversy raged during the first three centuries of the Christian era. Violence and bloodshed mounted. Millions were tortured and put to death over this question.

     WHO IS RIGHT?

     And, after all, does it make any difference?
 
                           
Changing Times
 
     Years ago I had to face this question. My wife said she had found, in the Bible, that Christians are bound to keep the Sabbath -- Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. I was shocked, angered. To me this was rank fanaticism. I had arguments -- plenty of them!

     "You can't tell me that all these churches could be wrong!" I said in confident indignation.

     I was challenged to look into this question -- to GET ALL THE FACTS! I was angered into serious research. I could not ignore the question. I had this question to live with! It had invaded my home!

     Immediately when this question is raised, numerous other questions flash to mind.

     Don't we have to adjust our religion to the changing times? After all, wasn't the Bible completely written some 1900 years ago? We live in a different world today! That's one argument. Yet, are we free to reason out our own religion? Are we going to render the decisions on our own fates, in the final judgment? Perhaps we'd better get the TRUTH!

     Some will ask, "How can this world, as it is now organized, keep the seventh-day Sabbath? The world is geared to SUNDAY."

     Or, "Suppose you're traveling on an ocean liner. Would you expect them to stop the engines and cease steaming forward at sunset Friday?"

     "What about public utilities in the big cities? Electricity, water, gas. Must the police departments shut down and let criminals have a holiday?"

     "Suppose the nation is at war. Should our forces stop fighting at sunset on Friday? The enemy might not see it that way!"

     "But hasn't TIME been lost? How can we know whether the Saturday of today is the same day of the week as it was at creation -- or in Moses' day? Hasn't the weekly cycle gotten mixed up since creation?" That question, too, will be answered with the PROOF in this booklet.

     "Anyway," one may reason in conclusion, "what possible difference can it make WHICH day, or WHETHER we observe it?"

     These questions -- and more -- must be answered! And will be, in this booklet. 

     First of all, in a world where established, organized Christianity observes Sunday, where perhaps most people do not seriously observe any day as really sacred, HOW CAN WE KNOW?

     Is there any SUPREME AUTHORITY, with the power of life and death over our eternity, with POWER to declare, and ENFORCE the right answer?

     By WHAT AUTHORITY do Christians observe Sunday; Moslems, Friday; Sabbatarians, Saturday; and others, no day?

     Is there any authority for observing Friday, or Sunday, or Saturday? It certainly is apparent all do not recognize the same authority.
 
                       
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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-28 2020

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-28
2020
July 12-18
News Stories from Across The World:

The 5th Month in God's Year Today!

By Bob Barney

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This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.” — Zechariah 8:19

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The day the world changed forever: 75 years ago the first atomic bomb was detonated

75 years ago today, the United States led a secret operation code named 'Trinity' to test its first nuclear weapon in the New Mexico desert. A prototype for an atomic bomb had been completed by 1944 but the Army was unsure of its potential and decided to run a practice 'test' before they used them in the war against Japan. Due to a shortage in plutonium, there was only one chance to carry out the test properly and it took a year and a half preparation

Seventy-five years ago today, a group of physicists, engineers and Army personnel assembled in New Mexico's forsaken desert in the pre-dawn hours of July 16, 1945 for a top secret operation, code name: Trinity. Their goal was to detonate the world's first nuclear bomb.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 'father of the atomic bomb;' Edward Teller, 'the real Dr. Strangelove;' and Enrico Fermi, creator of the first nuclear reactor, waged bets on whether the blast would incinerate the entire planet or be a total dud.  

Tensions were high. Oppenheimer had not slept. Bad weather delayed the scheduled 4:00am detonation and with war raging in Japan, the men were under no illusions how much was riding on the bomb's success.   

Finally at 5:29am, an intense light followed by a sudden heat wave flashed across the remote desert. An enormous fireball tore through the night sky accompanied by a booming sound that echoed throughout the valley of Jornada del Muerto, or 'Dead Man's Journey.' The bomb, packed with 13 pounds of plutonium obliterated everything in sight with its awe-inspiring explosion equivalent to 21,000 tons of TNT. 

'Trinity' not only led to a quick end to the war in the Pacific but also ushered the world into the atomic age.  

As Oppenheimer watched the staggering explosion, he was reminded of a chilling line from Hindu scripture: 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' 

Kenneth Bainbridge, the Trinity test director, turned to congratulate his colleagues: 'Now we are all sons of b***ches.'

75 years ago today, the United States led a secret operation code named 'Trinity' to test its first nuclear weapon in the New Mexico desert. A prototype for an atomic bomb had been completed by 1944 but the Army was unsure of its potential and decided to run a practice 'test' before they used them in the war against Japan. Due to a shortage in plutonium, there was only one chance to carry out the test properly and it took a year and a half preparation 

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