This failed Deep State coup

Did this failed Deep State coup, in which only a relative handful of government operatives took place, supposed to transfer the will of the people to another president? Indeed, both those involved in the lawlessness, and the lawless candidate they sought to install, are generally morally weaker than the millions they sought to govern over.

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Words

embroider (v.) — to elaborate on; embellish

evanescent (adj.) — soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

tart (n.) — a woman who dresses or behaves in a way that is considered tasteless and sexually provocative

quotidian (adj.) — of or occurring every day; daily

Bacchic (adj.) — drunken and debauched

abeyance (n.) — a state of temporary disuse or suspension

sepulchral (adj.) — gloomy; dismal

mendacity (n.) — untruthfulness

disquiet (n.) — a feeling of anxiety or worry

cabalistic (adj.) — relating to or associated with mystical interpretation or esoteric doctrine

Illuminati (n.) — people claiming to possess special enlightenment or knowledge of something

rumbustious (adj.) — boisterous or unruly

set-to (n.) — a fight or argument

necrology (n.) — obituary; a list of the recently dead

pecuniary (adj.) — relating to or consisting of money

artifice (n.) — clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others

dandle (v.) — move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way

circumscribe (v.) — restrict (something) within limits

memento mori (n.)– an object serving as a warning or reminder of death, such as s skull

volition (n.) — the faculty or power of using one’s will

ken (n.) — one’s range of knowledge or sight

Mysterious (Ephesians 3:10)

Jesus is the sum total of everything, from creation to redemption to the fulfillment of prophecy. He is the common denominator to all that we are. He is the source of our unity in the church.

How can we practically live out the word of God? The Bible is practical and more up-to-date than we can ever imagine.

There is a God and we are not Him. So trust not your heart but in the heart of God so that His intention becomes clear to us.

Angelic beings were created to understand and fellowship with God. Even the angels worship twice as much as they work.

Despite this, we know more about God than they do. We know about redemption because we are being redeemed. The angels do not need redemption so they know nothing of it.

The angels understand God by the way the church here on earth operates. This is how they figure out the wisdom of God. And the gospel is the wisdom of God. The angels watch what a healthy church is supposed to do.

The church must therefore be the most important thing on earth right now. If we are the pillar and ground of truth, then we had better figure out the context of the church.

You will not find a churchless Christian in the entire New Testament.

Jesus died for the church, so it’s a big deal to Him. If it’s that important to Him, it ought to be important to us.

Second only to gospel, the local church is the major emphasis of the New Testament. Every single book in the Bible after the gospels was written to a church.

We are commanded by God to be in church. We ought to live as though Jesus will return at any moment, because He could.

Church is the very place God ordained to utilize your spiritual gifts. We each have individual gifts and ought not compare to others’ gifts.

Church is a place designed for a corporate understanding of the Bible. One of us is set apart to feed the sheep.

You were created with a deep need for community. God separated man from the animal kingdom. He gave man a helper. We are not made to be alone.

Your kids see your haphazard approach to church and will certainly follow your lead. They can see what’s important to us and what isn’t.

The very idea and implantation of the Church is God’s doing.

The church is the pillar and ground of the truth. Without the church society would experience total collapse.

You need to be part of something that is way bigger and than you.

There’s somebody at church who needs what you have to offer. This is a family and not a one-man show.

Church requires spiritual discipline. The devil will try to derail you and your family from going. God will honor your discipline.

Church is what saved people do.

It’s exciting to get involved in a place that’s making a difference and changing the world.

When operating Biblically, it will provide more power and stability than any organization on earth. In the New Testament, the church was the hospital and the nursing home and the rescue mission.

Let’s don’t just go to church but be the church.

Friday musings

Yesterday, I tweeted, “I consider myself a logical person. I cannot relate in any way to those on the left who think and behave illogically. There is no point at which our spheres intersect. I don’t argue with them or engage in repartee. There is no use. It’s a waste of time and effort.” Someone tweeted back at me, “I have come to the conclusion it’s the enemy. He has blinded them and hardened their heart. No words we can say to open their eyes or minds. Only the good Lord. Better to pray than to argue.” This intrigues me. Could it be that Satan has jumbled their thoughts, twisted their hearts and closed their eyes and ears to truth? If so, it makes perfect sense. The evidence is all around us.

It is obvious that Democrats have no problem deputizing the FBI to use illegal means to destroy political opponents at all cost. These are the same ones who want to disarm law-abiding American citizens and expect us to obey their “common sense” gun laws.

Congressman Steve Cohen said to Peter Strzok, “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would.” This is merely one absolutely disgraceful individual paying homage to another absolutely disgraceful individual.

Never give into rumor and innuendo. Don’t automatically believe the things that are written about a person just because it’s in print. Unless you’ve walked in someone’s shoes, you don’t know the truth about that person nor should you presume to. Tend to your own business.

Apparently, Twitter is going through and deleting a lot of fake accounts. In a sane world, this would include #fakenews media accounts.

“I will make youths their leaders, and the unstable will govern them. The people will oppress one another, man against man, neighbor against neighbor; the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder, and the worthless toward the honorable.”

Liberals last week: “Our grandchildren will one day ask us what we did to stop Trump from separating children from their parents!”
Liberals this week: “Trump & Kavenaugh are going to make it so we can’t kill our children anymore!”

“Porn fuels the demand for human trafficking, and the abortion industry destroys the ‘evidence.'” @DevinSenaUI

Judges

President Trump has nominated his second Supreme Court justice in just 18 months, and the left is predictably tied in knots. His choice, Brett Kavanaugh, seems to be a solid originalist who reveres the Constitution. He is imminently qualified no matter how you size him up, but this doesn’t matter to the Democrats. We’re getting the same hysterical end-of-civilization rantings we always get when a Republican nominates a justice. And it ought not be this way.

You will likely hear Kavanaugh referred to as a “conservative” justice, but this is a bit of a misnomer. He may or may not be a political conservative, but it ought not matter. In a sane world, Supreme Court justices would simply interpret the Constitution as it was written (i.e., original intent), but we don’t live in a sane world. We live in a world where Democrat presidents choose justices who will legislate their liberal ideology from the bench, because this is often the only way they can get their ideology written into public policy since they cannot win at the polls on their ideas.

So Democrats, who routinely project, naturally accuse Republican presidents of nominating judges who will legislate conservatism from the bench, when all we really want are justices who will stick to the letter of the law and avoid interjecting their personal political beliefs into their rulings and judicial opinions. Since originalist justices are labeled “conservative” tells you just what Democrats think of original intent. Democrats despise the Constitution because it limits their power and grants us too much liberty.

None of the Democrats’ dire warnings about women’s health care and civil rights will come to pass. They never do. But they are so disconnected from reality that they believe their own moonbat predictions. If these things were really true, then can we agree that the federal court system, including SCOTUS, has been allowed to usurp far too much power?

Quote du jour (why leftists oppose Kavanaugh)

Once again, it’s the Maha Rushie on yesterday’s five-star show, this one regarding the nature of the left’s opposition to Brett Kavanaugh:

“The thing you need to understand about that, among all other things, the left is not opposed to Justice Kavanaugh. They are opposed to the Constitution. It’s the Constitution that scares them. It is the Constitution that threatens them. That’s the nature of their opposition. So Kavanaugh is somebody who believes in the enforcement of it and the construction of the Constitution as a means of judging statutes and law, then he’s a threat. But it’s not him per se; it’s anybody who reveres the Constitution that they have a problem with or object to.”

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Quote du jour (Trump & NATO)

President Trump has more or less turned NATO on its ear (along with the #fakenews media) by directly confronting the leaders of European leaders over their lack of financial support which they have pledged. Of course, the media are mortified that the American president is wreaking havoc and turning our allies against us, but what President Trump is doing is what he has always pledged to do; he’s putting America first.

Here’s how Rush Limbaugh described President Trump at NATO yesterday:

“What we have here is real world common sense meeting a bunch of academic, overeducated eggheads with no practical, real life experience, up against somebody with nothing but that. And it’s difficult to find the overlap because the overeducated egghead academics who have this basic attitude of arrogant condescension simply cannot relate to working people.”

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Back to the basics (Acts 2:41-47)

This is on the heels of Peter’s prolific sermon on the day of Pentecost. Some 3,000 souls were saved & baptized that one day.

Sometimes we lose sight of what revival is. All we have to do is get in the word of God to understand revival. We won’t ever have another day of Pentecost, but we can still live in its power.

On that day, 17 different nationalities heard the word of God in their native tongues.

The Bible gives us the best pattern on how a church is supposed to operate.

If a church is not accurately preaching the word of God, revival will never occur.

The reason most people get nothing from God at church is because they expect nothing. If you come in anticipation, then you will be filled.

When you are born again, you are expected to get baptized as a proclamation of your faith. This is a picture of what Christ has done for us. We don’t get baptized to get saved, we get baptized because we are saved.

On the day of Pentecost, the church grew from 120 members to 3,120. And these new believers continued steadfastly in doctrine & fellowship.

If your church no longer preaches the truth of the Bible, then get out.

Fellowship is an important part of church membership. We should want to be around each other. There is great power in fellowship.

When you miss church, you ought to “miss” church because your heart craves the fellowship.

It’s difficult to break bread and be bitter at the same time. It’s hard to pray with people you do not like. It is important to break down barriers daily.

We talk about prayer but we don’t pray. Prayer is a command. Pray without ceasing.

We must learn to bathe this in prayer because even the best preaching can only sustain a church for so long.

People do not fear God, and that’s why we live in sin. We fear man more than we fear God.

In the church of Acts, the apostles were performing many signs and wonders.

The church members, despite their various ethnicities, nonetheless came together as one. They sold their belongings and gave to those who were in need.

During this time, God struck down a man & his wife who lied about their tithes & offerings. This was the first time disunity was introduced into the church. This is what God thinks about disunity.

People in church have needs, and a genuine church will recognize and meet those needs.

They were of one accord and did not talk about one another behind their backs. They were focused on why they were there. They were single-minded and let nothing distract them.

There were as many as 30,000 people in Jerusalem alone who were meeting in small groups as the gospel was spread.

We ought to praise God no matter our circumstances. Let’s just be happy to be saved.

Those in the church of Acts not only had favor with one another, they had favor with the rest of the community. They stood for something and this got people’s attention.

The Lord added to their number daily. After this point, God multiplied. God’s way is always the healthy way.

When God finds a congregation He can trust, He will bless that congregation and add to it. So let’s give God a reason to trust us and He will abundantly bless us. He is wise to where He invests His resources.

Tuesday thoughts

If you think liberals are off the rails now, wait ‘til Trump nominates an originalist to replace Ginsberg or Breyer.

If our health and rights were truly on the line with one SCOTUS pick, then can we agree that SCOTUS has become far too powerful?

I don’t think King Solomon’s pickup lines would work today. “Behind your veil, your eyes are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mt. Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheep coming up from washing, each one having a twin, and not one missing.”

If guns have more rights than women, where do I go for a permit so I can open carry my wife?

There were no tornado deaths in the U.S. during all of May and June. If this is climate change, isn’t it a good thing?

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. Can one say about anything, ‘Look, this is new’? It has already existed in the ages before us.”

“It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.” — Leo Tolstoy

Why do liberals project? There are many reasons, one of which is that their policies don’t solve a single real-world problem. Liberalism creates needless human suffering & hardship, which they blame on their opponents, then say we need socialism to end human suffering & hardship.

The Democrat Party, where law-abiding gun owners ought to be punished for the crimes of others, but those who come here illegally ought to be awarded free stuff & voting rights.

Money for DNA

Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren has been offered $1M to take a DNA test to prove her Indian ancestry. This is a great opportunity for her. First, she’d be $1M richer. The worst thing that could happen would be a confirmation that she has no Indian blood, which we all pretty much assume to be the case, anyway. It would be a little embarrassing, of course, but $1M would also afford her a princely wigwam on any reservation.

But what if the DNA test did show a strain of Indian heritage? Or better yet, what if there’s slave blood in her ancestry? Or some Middle Eastern infusion way back when? Or Hispanic? Being a female already affords her victim status on the left, so imagine if she could legitimately claim membership in two or more victim groups? This would make Pocahontas a front-runner for the Democrats’ forthcoming reality TV series, The Biggest Victim.