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The fall of Chile is a warning to America

Back in the 1970s, the nation of Chile embarked on one of the boldest sets of free market economic reforms in history. The government called in the Chicago Boys, as they were called, led by Milton Friedman and other University of Chicago free market economists.

They were given a free hand to redesign the Chilean economic system with property rights, a low flat tax, privatization of the Social Security system and industry deregulation. In 1991, Friedman wrote that Chile now "has all three things: political freedom, human freedom and economic freedom. Chile will continue to be an interesting experiment to watch to see whether it can keep all three."

For four decades, the experiment worked better than anyone could have imagined. According to a study by economist Axel Kaiser for the Cato Institute: "Between 1975 and 2015 per capita income in Chile quadrupled to $23,000, the highest rate in Latin America. As a result, from the early 1980s to 2014 poverty fell from 45 percent to 8 percent." Chile became one of the wealthiest nations in South America. And it happened in three decades, an eye blink of history.

 

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Here's why America's going the way of Venezuela

A growing number of Americans, it seems, are surprised at how fast we are descending from a free and liberty-loving society to one that gives every appearance of emulating any one of many failed socialist/communist states.

But still most cling to the idea that this can never happen here – right? Of course not – although, for example, not too long ago Venezuela was one of the most prosperous nations on Earth. But hey – as the saying goes – they just haven't done socialism/communism right. Seems no one has.

For years we conservatives complained about Obama – that he was a lawless president, he was despotic, that we've never seen anyone like him. How did he ever get elected?


Why the neo-conservatives hate Donald Trump

BushobamaOne of the great paleo-conservative thinkers of the pre-Reagan era is WND columnist Pat Buchanan. I had the privilege of meeting and sharing a stage with him as a young Christian activist in Oregon around 1990, and have always benefited from the insights and observations in his writings. The main issue that separates paleo-conservatives from neo-conservatives is war-policy: the paleos are the original America First champions, firmly against unnecessary foreign wars, and the neo-cons seem to have never met a war they didn't like. Pat's piece this past week was about the geopolitics of oil and natural gas pipelines, specifically Russia's pipeline to Germany, and thus all Europe.

The main reason the neo-cons joined with the leftists to take down President Trump's presidency was his opposition to foreign wars and his successful pursuit of domestic energy independence. The leftists hate Trump for many reasons, but the neo-cons have primarily one. You see, the wars of at least the past half-century have almost always been related to the projection of American military power to control oil and gas resources on foreign soil.

Pat Buchanan wrote: "Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir Putin is building to complement his Nord Stream 1 and carry more natural gas from Russia to Germany, and from there to other NATO nations. … What is behind American opposition …? First, the pipelines bypass Ukraine and Poland, cutting those countries out of the transit revenue. Second, we want Germany to buy our own shale-produced natural gas." The rest of the article focuses on the question of whether Germany is wrong to partner with Russia in this. He reveals his own view, writing, "[Post Glasnost] Russia was no longer the largest captive nation of communism but a nation reaching out in friendship to the United States. … [But] Having won the Cold War, and unable to find a new mission, we started a second Cold War to contain the new [significantly shrunken] Russia – this time at the borders of Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia, as we had once contained the old USSR at the River Elbe."

I would add that the second Cold War ran rather lukewarm until, as secretary of state under Obama in 2009, Hillary Clinton presented a "reset button" stage prop to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to signal a new season of cooperation between our nations. But, in retrospect, that season of thaw appears to have been just another Clinton Crime Family scam, in this case to enrich themselves through such deals as the Uranium One scandal.

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Trump is in talks to partner with app FreeSpace to replace Facebook

Trump the new social networker: Former President 'in talks' to create his own social media

NEW Donald Trump is reportedly in talks with app vendors as he mulls partnering with an existing platform to create his own social media network. Trump and his digital advisor Dan Scavino are considering a number of relatively unknown platforms including FreeSpace (right), Axios reported, citing 'sources familiar with the private discussions'. A source told the news website: 'It could be any of several companies, with more meetings this week.' Then-President Trump was banned from Twitter on January 8th - two days after the Capitol riot - in a move which cut off communications between Trump and his nearly 90million followers on the platform. Facebook followed suit the next day, meaning Trump lost touch with 33million accounts. A raft of other social media sites subsequently banned Trump.


Report: Cuomo Family Got ‘Prioritized’ Corona Tests

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at his offices in New York City, on March 24, 2021. (Photo by BRENDAN MCDERMID / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN MCDERMID/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sources told the Times Union and Washington Post that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instructed state health officials to “prioritize” coronavirus testing for members of his family, including his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

In other reports:

Cuomo 'ordered NY health officials to prioritize COVID tests for his mom, sister and CNN anchor brother Chris in March 2020' when they were not widely available to the public, claims new report


Polenta with Gorgonzola and Honey

And is Passover Safe!

This polenta dish will never come off the menu at Douglass Williams’s Boston restaurant, Mida—it’s just too good. The only trick is to make the polenta in advance, so that it has time to chill and set up. Then you can fry it, top it with honey and Gorgonzola, and serve it as an appetizer.

From “A Recipe for Zen,” March/April 2021

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup polenta meal (medium to coarse grind)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, add the water, salt, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bring to a boil. Whisk in the polenta meal, then reduce heat to medium-low and whisk continuously for 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the Parmesan, and stir to fully incorporate. Pour the polenta into an oven-safe 8-by-8-inch baking dish and tap it on the counter to spread it evenly and release any bubbles. Let this sit overnight in the refrigerator, uncovered, to set and form a crust on top.

Preheat your oven to 375°. Remove the polenta from the fridge and cut into 6 equal pieces. Pour ¼ cup olive oil into a large ovenproof skillet, then set each piece of polenta into the oil. Set over medium-high heat. Let the polenta cook until it begins to brown on the bottom, then transfer the skillet to the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle equal portions of Gorgonzola over the polenta squares. Return the pan to the oven to let it melt, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and plate the polenta. Drizzle equal portions of the honey and remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over the polenta squares, then sprinkle with pepper.

The True story of "TWO-BITS" the Heroic Horse nobody wanted

From the book:True Stories of Dogs and Horses and their Service to Man

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Two Bits was never in any historic battle, nor did a famous general ever ride him. The highest he ever rose in the ranks was to the saddle of a captain-Captain Charles A. Curtis. Until then, the big bay had known a dozen masters for he was one of a cavalry pool at Fort Craig, New Mexico.

It was between the 1870's and '80's. The United States was trying to persuade the Indians to stay on the reservations appointed to them. The Indians, largely Apaches, Comanches, and Navahos, were not taking kindly to the Government's methods of armed persuasion. Bands of warriors still roamed the high mesas. In the vast emptiness of the landscape, a troop of soldiers could be seen for miles, but the Indians seemed to melt into the background. The old-timers had a saying, "When you don't see an Indian, you're looking right at him."

That was the reason for the forts with their high stockades. They were constantly being raided by the Indians, more for the horses than the men. Among the redskins, it was considered an act of greater courage to slip a horse out of a corral than a knife into a soldier.

It was at Fort Craig that Two Bits caught his first scent of the red enemy. Here, too, he was given his name.

Men cannot be continually on nerve-taut guard without some relaxation, and so a race was arranged one bright June day when the great half dome of the sky was filled with clouds as small and white as baby lambs.

The swiftest horses of the Mounted Rifles had already been chosen by the riders. One horse was left, a big bay. An Irish fifer boy named Cain decided to ride him. As they trotted to the starting line, a soldier shouted derisively, "I wouldn't give two bits for that horse."

Two Bits won by three lengths.

 

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The Norwegian island that abolished time: 'You can cut the lawn at 4am'

Sommarøy island in Norway
Sommarøy island in Norway, whose 350 residents want to escape the tyranny of the clock. Photograph: Anna Berkut/Alamy

The 350 residents of Sommarøy in the land of the midnight sun are hoping to free themselves from the tyranny of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone.

“All over the world, people are characterised by stress and depression,” Kjell Ove Hveding, the leader of the campaign on the island, west of Tromsø and inside the Arctic circle, told the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

“In many cases this can be linked to the feeling of being trapped by the clock. We will be a time-free zone where everyone can live their lives to the fullest … Our goal is to provide full flexibility, 24/7. If you want to cut the lawn at 4am, then you can do it.”  MORE


The Sabbath Day, like every day, begins at SUNRISE not Sunset!

By Bob Barney

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As in the photo above, The Sabbath Day begins at the break of the sun, NOT at its setting on Friday night.

Christ warned us to be aware of false religion, customs and laws. These warnings have basically fell on deaf years but the most important "sign" that we can look for, as to the coming of Jesus again back to this world is the spread of false religion and religious practices that are contrary to God. Over the years, God's Law (THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) has been replaced by man's law. Our theologians call it "saved by grace" when truly nothing of the sort is biblically true.

In Jesus' time, the Jewish nation, after years of captivity, began to adopt Babylonian ways. They took on the Babylonian calendar and "lost" God's true perfect one, and at the same time began the truly pagan observance of "evening days."  This simply means that, like the Babylonians, they began to start their day at sunset rather than sunrise. Like everything else, the theologians of the day twisted a few scriptures which may imply evening days and ignored hundreds of scriptures that proved that God's day starts in the morning. Most Sabbath keeping churches to this day follow this pagan start of the day and continue the practice of those lawless religious leaders that killed Christ! The same ones he declared at his arrest were those who worshipped the DARKNESS, when evil reigns! Yes, the nighttime is darkness, and God IS NEVER in darkness. We read in Revelation that when Christ returns to Jerusalem, that where He is will always be in light! There will be no nighttime in the Holy City! Yes, it's in the same Bible that we all read. Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof."

In the very first chapter of the Bible we read "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." 
Let's read on! "And the evening and the morning were the first day." Do you get that? After daytime of about twelve hours, evening time came, still part of day one, then  came the next day IN THE MORNING!.

When did this happen, in the evening time? Is there light at night? Read on..."And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. " So called the light DAY! So when GOD said "Let there be light" it became day! It was dawn!  It should be noted here that the day is never called darkness by God, only by pagan man!  God is light, there is no darkness in Him, the darkness of the 24 hour day represents EVIL- Satan's Time.  Read Luke 22:52   "Then Jesus told the high priests, the Temple police, and the elders, who had come for him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a bandit? 53 While I was with you day after day in the Temple, you didn’t lay a hand on me. But this is your hour, when darkness reigns!”  Darkness represents evil!

Let's examine the first week:

Darkness over the earth........... This may have been millions of years. There was an earth BEFORE our present day earth that was ruled by Lucifer (under God) and then destroyed by God when Lucifer became Satan. Look at any good Bible commentary and you will see that in Gen 1;2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep."  That the word "was" (formless and void) can be translated BECAME! This is important. There is a big difference between was and became! Why does the bible commentators put this in? The reason is that they understand the significance of Jeremiah 45:18. Notice Isaiah 45:18. "Thus saith the Eternal that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth and made it, He hath established it, He created it not in vain." "In vain" is an incorrect translation. In your Bible, if you have the marginal references, you will find in the margin the proper translation "waste."The original Hebrew word there is TOHU. This Hebrew word is the identical word used in Gen. 1:2, meaning confusion, or emptiness. or waste - a result of disorder, a result of violation of law. In Isaiah 45:18 we have the plain statement that God created the earth not "toho," that is, not in confusion, not in disorder. But in Genesis 1:2, the earth was, or the earth BECAME - as it ought to he translated - chaotic and in confusion.

The next issue. How long did the rain fall during Noah's flood?
How long did Moses stay on Mt Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments?


How long was Jonah in the belly of the fish, or Jesus in the tomb?

Answers:
40 days and nights
40 days and nights
3 days and 3 nights, and 3 days and 3 nights.

Question for you Sabbath Keeping Churches...

So the question is why wasn't these time above rendered as 40 nights and days or 3 nights and days? Jesus was truly in the ground for 3 nights and days, but he used the term DAY and NIGHT! Think about that....

In Leviticus 22:29-30: "When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord ... it shall be eaten on the same day, you shall leave none of it until morning." The insistence of the eating of the sacrifice "on the same day" before the arrival of the "morning," implies that the next morning marked the beginning of the next day. This suggests that the day began in the morning, because, as Roland de Vaux points out, "had the day begun in the evening the wording would have ordered the meat to be eaten before the evening."

The Law says:"But if the sacrifice of his offering is a votive offering or a freewill offering it shall be eaten on the day he offers sacrifice, and on the morrow what remains of it shall be eaten" (Lev 7:16). In this case the flesh of the sacrifice could be eaten both on the day of the sacrifice and "on the morrow." By virtue of the parallelism with the preceding law, the "morrow" must begin in the morning.

Quote below From: THE RECKONING OF THE DAY IN BIBLE TIMES

Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University

"A second type of evidence supporting the sunrise reckoning seems implied also in the Passover legislation of Exodus 12. The law prescribes that the Paschal lamb must be slaughtered on the "fourteenth day of this month ... in the evening" (v. 6) and must be eaten "that night" (v. 8) with "unleavened bread and bitter herbs" (v. 8), leaving none of it "until the morning" (v. 10). Later in the same chapter the night during which the Passover lamb was eaten with unleavened bread is explicitly designated as "the fourteenth day of the month" (v. 18).

"What this means is that in Exodus 12 both the slaying of the Passover lamb, which took place "between the two evenings" (Ex 12:6— that is to say, as Josephus explains, between three and five o'clock in the afternoon),18 and the eating of the lamb with unleavened bread, which took place on the following night, are placed on the same fourteenth day of the month.

"This time reference cannot be harmonized with the sunset reckoning, according to which the night following the sacrifice of the Passover was not the 14th but the 15th day of Nisan. In fact, in several passages which reflect the sunset reckoning, the beginning of the feast of unleavened bread is explicitly placed "on the fifteenth day" (Lev 23:5; Num 28:16).

"According to the sunrise reckoning, however, both the slaying of the lamb and the eating of it with unleavened bread would take place on the 14th day, because the night following the slaying of the lamb would still be the 14th day until sunrise. This method, then, seems to be implied in Exodus 12, because, speaking of "the fourteenth day of the month" it explicitly says: "And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt" (v.17; cf. vv. 18, 42, 51).

"Jacob Z. Lauterbach rightly observes that "if they came out at night, that is the night following the fourteenth day, and it is said on the very same day, that is on the fourteenth day, they were brought out, it clearly indicates that the night following the fourteenth day is still part of that day."19

"The foregoing considerations suggest that in Exodus 12 the sunrise reckoning is used, since the events of the night following the slaying of the Passover Lamb, namely, the eating of the lamb with unleavened bread and the departure from Egypt, are both placed on the same 14th day. Elsewhere these events are explicitly placed "on the fifteenth day of the first month" (Num 33:3; cf. 28:17; Lev 23:5), thus indicating the use of the sunset reckoning.

"The sunrise reckoning of the Passover found in Exodus 12 seems reflected also in Mark 14:12 (cf. Matt 26:16) where the slaying of the Passover lamb and the feast of Unleavened Bread are both placed on the same day: "On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb" (v. 12). This statement suggests a sunrise reckoning, according to which, as Jack Finegan explains, "the day when the Passover lamb was slain and the day when the unleavened bread was eaten were indeed the same day, as Mark 14:12 states."20"


The Bible says the day starts in the morning!

Each day, at dawn, the world experiences the same beginning as it did on day six of creation. Dawn breaks, the birds sing and the day progresses until evening, when most work for the day is accomplished. Then evening comes, and nighttime, followed at sunrise by a new day. Isn't that how your biological clock works? Does your body recognize midnight as a new day, or 6 PM? NO! You wake up refreshed for a new day in the morning!

In Matt. 26, We see proof that the Day of Passover starts BEFORE evening comes but is observed at Evening. Matt. 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? (Notice it was already Passover Day 14th) Before the Last Supper!!!)

:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
:20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

The day symbolizes YOUR LIFE!

At sunrise, the day begins, which symbolizes your birth. As morning progresses, the earth warms and gets ready for the sun to work its way across the sky. We say, "the day is young." In the morning, we look at the day ahead as a long time, just as we look at our life when we are teenagers or younger. As we age, the fear of death begins to creep in, as in the afternoon, the hint of nighttime fills the air. The birds start gathering for night, the day is now at its warmest and things begin to slow down, just as our bodies do. The twilight of our lives, represent the twilight of the day. At sunset, the day is old, and so are we in our mortal physical life. Evening comes and the day dies... In our evening we die too.  We sleep that night until DAWN, just as when we die, we sleep in our graves until the LIGHT OF GOD awakes us from our death. For us a new day- our first day of immortal life! 

Each 24 hour day, God reenacts the same symbolic signs of our entire life to remind us not to fear the BIG SLEEP but to understand that when we awake, our immortal new life begins!

As John says, "Come Jesus..."


ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION --IMAGE OF THE BEAST

ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

--IMAGE OF THE BEAST = STATUE

Copyright © 2020 by Michael H. Exton — All Rights Reserved

To learn even more about the abomination of desolation (as well as other important Bible topics) please visit my website at:  www.TheBibleComesAlive.com

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(Image from UCG.com)

Abomination of Desolation — In several places in the Bible we are told about an “abomination of desolation” that will be placed in the temple (at Jerusalem) 1290 days before Christ’s return (Daniel 12:11). This “abomination of desolation” will be a statue of the Antichrist (the “IMAGE OF THE BEAST”) that is described in Revelation 13:14-15.

Amazingly, this statue will be able to speak (as Satan will empower the BEAST). And the BEAST will put anyone who refuses to worship it to death. (Revelation 13:4, 13:15) But God sternly warns us not to worship the BEAST or his image! And God’s punishment will be much worse! (Revelation 14:9-11)

Ezekiel 8 — [Abominable idols, including an image of jealousy at the temple.]

Revelation 13:14-15 — And he [the other beast—the false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast [the Antichrist], telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image [statue] to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breadth to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Revelation 13:14-15 — NLT — And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people of the world to make a great STATUE of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life. He was permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the STATUE commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.

Revelation 14:9-11 — Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Matthew 24:15 — Therefore when you see the “abomination of desolation,” spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [temple] (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (See also Mark 13:14)

Daniel 9:27 — Then he [the beast] shall confirm a covenant [or treaty] with many for one week [= 7 Days = 7 Years = The last 7 years leading up to the return of Christ = the 70th week of the seventy-weeks prophecy]; but in the middle of the week [= in the middle of this 7-year agreement = 3.5 years after the agreement is made] he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. [Implying that this 7-year agreement includes allowing the Jews to once again sacrifice animals in Jerusalem.]

Daniel 11:31 — ...then they [the beast power] shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there [in the temple] the abomination of desolation.

Daniel 12:11 — And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1,290 days [until Christ’s return].

Daniel 8:13-14 — ... “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgress of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?” And he [God] said to me [Daniel], “For 2300 days (literally evening-mornings) [=1150 days after the sacrifices are stopped and the abomination of desolation is set up—that’s 140 days before Christ’s return]; then the sanctuary [the temple] shall be cleansed.”

 

Postscript by Bob Barney:

I think one should understand the end times, what will occur and where!  We know from the Bible (Daniel) that there would be only 4 "Beast" empires during the reign of man.. The four beasts: a lion (Babylonian Empire), a bear (Medo-Persian Empire), a leopard (Greco-Macedonian Empire) and a fourth beast described as “terrible” and unlike the other three (Daniel 7:1-7), is Rome.

Yes, Rome would be the last beastly kingdom on earth, when Christ returns.  How can this be? Wasn't Rome destroyed 1400 years ago?   The simple answer is NO!  Rome has risen over the past 2,000 years six times. The USA and Britain are prophesied to be destroyed by this European Empire yet to come.  Don't be fooled by those who think America is the beast, or that Trump is, or the Clinton's.  Don't be fooled by those claiming there will be a one world government, because the Bible plainly shows that is untrue!  In the End Times, THREE world empires exist: ROME (King of the North) -- The United Muslim Empire (King of the South) and a 200 million man army from the East (China? Japan?). 


What is Preparation Day?

IMG_0292The preparation day for the Sabbath is commanded just as surely as the Sabbath is. It does not have the same weight, as it were, because it is not part of "the big Ten" but it is certainly a valid attachment to the fourth commandment.

This is a particularly tricky concept for us, living in this time because it is possible for us to justify doing things on the Sabbath on the grounds that it is so easy now. Technology has come up with all kinds of automatic equipment to do things. We can flip a switch, and the machine is not "working." But what did God have in mind? Just remember that the Sabbath is the test Commandment! The test is to show whether we live by faith, that is, whether we believe God's Word.

God knows the end from the beginning, does He not? He surely knew that men would develop machines to cook and preserve food. Why did He establish the preparation principle? The issue is not merely the labor or the muscular energy expended. It is "the whole package" that God is concerned about. The bigger question is, "Why are we doing this?" What is our motivation and what purpose is being accomplished?

Why do we need this kind of training? God wants to train us so that we do not make bad judgments. He is preparing kings and priests for His Family (Revelation 5:10) for the WorldTomorrow. Are we not prepared when Sabbath comes around because we have managed our week badly? Are we unprepared for the Sabbath because we are involved in things the other six days—and maybe especially on the preparation day—so that preparation is impossible? What kind of adjustments do we need to make?

It might be good to remember that the preparation day begins on Thursday night (as we look at it today), and it can provide time to prepare. God's intent is that we keep the Sabbath free from distractions that keep us from properly using it. The primary use of the day is to fellowship with Him.

John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fourth Commandment (Part 5)

Also there is a preparation Day for Passover (In fact ANY Holy Day is a "Sabbath", but there Passover is Really important

All four gospel writers mention that Jesus was tried, convicted, crucified, and buried on a preparation day. Without any further clarification, one would assume that they meant a Friday, the weekly preparation day before the Sabbath. But can other days be considered preparation days as well?

Yes, indeed! God Himself gave the instructions about the use of the preparation day to the Israelites before they reached Mount Sinai (Exodus 16:23). The Jews later considered this to be so important that they made sure each of the holy days, which are also Sabbaths, was preceded by a preparation day. Since the holy days can fall on any day of the week, the preparation day can fall on any day of the week as well.

This is very relevant to the Passover. Not only is the Passover a festival in its own right, it also functions as the preparation day for a holy day, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. According to the calculated Hebrew Calendar, Passover can fall on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Sabbath.

Clearly, our Savior was crucified on THE JEWISH Passover day (Matthew 26:2)...(Not God's Passover Day, which Jesus observed a Day earlier as the Jewish Calendar is not God's Calendar!)  Thus, it was on one of these days of the week that Jesus was killed and buried.

Richard T. Ritenbaugh
'After Three Days'

 


UPDATE: Crisis in the Suez Canal: Mega-ship wedged across waterway - Could cause GLOBAL shortages

Note: Just think if terrorist did this to LA Harbor, Norfolk, Panama Canal... A Few super Ships could cause a world collapse, famine and END TIMES!

Suez Canal blocked as cargo ship Ever Given runs aground

Workers racing against time to unblock the Suez Canal, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, say they have partially refloated a huge cargo ship that got stuck across the waterway on Tuesday morning. It means the vessel - named Ever Given and owned by Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen - could be manoeuvered to allow other vessels past and relieve a logjam that is blocking 30 per cent of the world's sea trade. Images from the scene reveal the scale of the challenge, with diggers - dwarfed by the vessel - attempting to dig out its trapped bow with tugboats trying to free its stern. The jam is so big it can be seen by passing satellites, while tracking data reveals the extent of the traffic jam it is causing. It is not yet clear how long it will take to clear the backlog of ships - thought to stand at 100 - or how long it will take to fully free the stricken vessel which is threatening to cause 'catastrophic delays' to global supplies of food, fuel and medicines.


Woman left with 'serious injuries' after drag racer climbs the guardrail, splits in half and smashes into fans in North Carolina

A woman was was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

The crash left Amber Garner, 22, with a crushed knuckle, an open wound, and her arm was broken in four places.

She was immediately taken to hospital where she is expected to undergo multiple surgeries. 

Amber Garner (pictured), 22, was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

As of Saturday, local media reported Garner would need at least two operations to repair damage caused by the crash.  

 

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Grounded Suez Canal mega-ship is blocking shipments worth $9.5BILLION per day

Suez Canal: Grounded ship could be stuck for weeks, rescue chief admits

Note: Just think if terrorist did this to LA Harbor, Norfolk, Panama Canal... A Few super Ships could cause a world collapse, famine and END TIMES!

At least 150 ships carrying cargo worth an estimated $29billion are now caught up in the logjam caused after container vessel Ever Given ran around in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, where it remains stuck. For every day the ship remains stranded another $9.5billion-worth of cargo is added to the traffic jam threatening 'absolutely enormous' consequences for global trade, experts have warned. The effect was immediately felt Wednesday as oil prices reversed months of sometimes-record losses to post a gain of 6 per cent as news of the blockage broke. The true cost of the disaster is likely to be far higher still, as firms across the globe lose money on the back of delayed shipments. Adding misery to misfortune, the CEO of a Dutch salvage company drafted in to help rescue the Ever Given warned today that it could be stuck for 'weeks', saying workers may have to resort to removing containers piled some 100ft high on the ship's deck to reduce its weight if attempt to dig it free fail.


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5 false gods destroying America

(POLITICROSSING.COM) -- What if our problem isn’t political, but moral?

1.if my peopleAs I look at America, a moral shell of what it once was, filled with men and women who have lost their way, have very little understanding of truth, and who seem endlessly led astray to the point where they know not where they are or where they going, I realize that Americans have been lured away by vanities. Vanities in the dictionary is defined as being worthless, pointless or futile. When they should be focused on serious issues that face our nation, most Americans can’t be bothered as they are currently distracted.

I see Americans consumed with these things. They have become gods to the American people, so much so that when confronted with a decision to stand on principle or pursue their vanities, most Americans choose their meaningless pursuits.

Here are five vanities that people pursue and have allowed to take over their lives. I would first point out that none of these things are evil in their own right, but when placed at a level in someone’s life that it is more important than standing on principle, things have gone awry. Consider them with me, and the value that we Americans have placed on them.

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Holy Bible blasted as 'bigoted document': Equality Act 'explicitly targets' Scripture

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By Bob Unruh

image from lifewayresearch.comThe Democrats' Equality Act "explicitly targets" the Bible with provisions that erase any allowance for differences between men and women, warns Yaakov Menken, the managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values.

He explained in an article for The Federalist that just before COVID-19 limits were imposed, some 100,000 observant American Jews filled MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and other locations across the country.

The gatherings honored religious education, called "The Siyum," meaning "the completion." They recognized the thousands of men – and women  – who finished a seven-and-a-half year program of Torah study. The program has been held regularly since 1931.

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The Equality Act would ban Jews from gathering to celebrate such religious education "or any other occasion, in accordance with their beliefs."

"The reason is simple: not only prayer services, but family lifecycle events of all kinds – from circumcisions to bar mitzvahs to weddings to funerals – are commonly divided by biological sex in traditional Orthodox Judaism. This is true whether or not ceremonies are held in synagogues," Menken explained.

But the bill classifies virtually all venues, from restaurants to catering halls and funeral homes as "public accommodations," subjecting them to a mandatory ban on division by sex.

"This directly forbids traditional Jewish practice in any such location," he said.

"Lest you imagine that such a Jewish event would be protected by its religious nature, the act goes out of its way — for the first time in history — to prohibit recourse to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). That law was specifically to shield religious practice from 'laws ‘neutral’ toward religion [which] may burden religious exercise as surely as laws intended to interfere with religious exercise,'" Menken said.

"Stripping this protection from religious practice cannot be described as incidental. The Equality Act claims the notion that marriage is between a man and a woman is merely a 'sex stereotype,' and that opposition to same-sex marriage is inherently discriminatory. Any 'discrimination' on the basis of 'gender identity' is likewise prohibited, even in the private sector," said Menken.

"Thus, the Equality Act explicitly targets the Bible, calling it a bigoted document filled with discriminatory stereotypes. These include the idea that male and female sexes are biological, not psychological (Genesis 1:27), created with procreation in mind (1:28), and that marriage is the unique, holy contract between man and woman forming the environment in which that procreation is intended to take place (2:24). And one cannot forget that which the Bible proscribes as an 'abomination' in Leviticus 18:22.

 

"If bigots were bent on eliminating Orthodox Judaism from American soil, it is difficult to imagine a more ruthlessly efficient tool than the Equality Act," he wrote.

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When America was truly a Super Power

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From a year ago!   How things have so quickly changed with a stolen election

1During this latest "crisis" the one thing that the coronavirus has proved to us is that America is no longer a super power. We manufacture very little in this country, as we are finding out in this latest coronavirus episode.  A super power is not a consuming country, but rather a manufacturing country.  This what America was in 1942.  We manufactured for the entire world, we didn't need to import anything.  Today America is a paper tiger, a weak dependent nation - dependant on other nations. God predicted this to Moses about us.  

Yes, it's true,  we can nuke every enemy we have, and that is a deterrent, but in a widespread tactical war against true powers like Russia (someday Germany and Japan again), and China, we would quickly find out how weak we really are.  Superpowers control their destinies. Superpowers make everything they need to go to war, Superpowers do not need trading with enemies to build it's war machine.  Japan, Germany in 1940 saw just what happens when one goes to war without there own natural resources! They lost, and in such a war today, we will as well!  We are as weak today, as Churchill and England were in 1939!   Read these stats:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, "We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:
            22 aircraft carriers
              8 battleships
            48 cruisers
          349 destroyers
          420 destroyer escorts
          203 submarines
            34 million tons of merchant ships
   100,000 fighter aircraft
     98,000 bombers
     24,000 transport aircraft
     58,000 training aircraft
     93,000 tanks
   257,000 artillery pieces
   105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks
 
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Japan and Germany.
 
It's worth noting that this all took place in less than half the time the Obama Administration was in place.   With more than twice this amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a healthcare web site that worked!!!
 
To his credit, Trump has been trying to reverse this, but still at this time, three years into his term, America is still a consuming economy- depending on everyone else in the world to literally survive...    This is what Donald Trump is trying to do for us- MAKE US A TRUE SUPER POWER AGAIN!   It's time America wakes up and supports his efforts to make America Great Again!
 
It’s amazing what America did in those days, let's makes us like this again!