Daily Devotional – Ways to Heaven

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death

(Proverbs 16:25)

I hear it far to often, all “religions” are the same they all lead to heaven.  Yet the bible is very clear man’s “way to heaven” is but foolishness for natural man, that is those unrepentant and unconverted by the blood of Christ can not see the kingdom of Heaven.  

 

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

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CONTEXT:

In this his first letter to the church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul, here in Chapter 2  writes about his need for and dependence upon the Holy Spirit.  Paul knew that Christ had left the Holy Spirit for some very specific promises and roles (See series beginning here ) that included Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, and Strengthener. 

Here it is made very clear that true believers are to rely upon the Holy Spirits’ guidance while the unbeliever can not phantom the  truths that He brings. 


BREAKDOWN:

But the natural man – The unbelieving unconverted unregenerate man. 

receiveth not – will not accept, thinks them lies, 

the things of the Spirit of God:  – the teachings and wisdom of the Holy Spirit

for they are foolishness unto him: – the Holy Spirits’ wisdom is but gibberish to natural man making no sense at all to him who remains in sin

neither can he know them, – Only the born again, sanctified in the Blood of Christ can accept and understand things of God 

because they are spiritually discerned. – A  worldly man can not judge Spiritual matters he has no knowledge of such things


APPLICATION:

First to my Christians friends; every time I hear someone say ‘I do not understand how someone could do such a thing’ I want to shout “READ THE BOOK!” Our text makes it clear those who are apart from Christ are going to live in darkness because they do not want to live in the light Isaiah 9:2, John 3:19.  Our job is not to condemn, point out the error of their ways with Grace yes, but pray for conversion, pray for the Holy Spirit to act upon their harden hearts. After all we we want them in Heaven Glorifying God forever too!

To the unbeliever; The phraseknowledge is power is often attributed to Francis Bacon, from his Meditationes Sacrae (1597). It was a favorite quote of Thomas Jefferson used at least 4 times.  One question that everyman asks in some form or another is ‘this all there is’ or ‘where will I spend eternity.’

There are many books claiming to have answers but only one has been published more than any other.  If I was an unbeliever and I knew that the most widely published book in the history of man was available for free to read I would be wondering what all the fuss was about. Then knowing that I was incapable of understanding it on my own accord (see our main Text) I would ask the Holy Spirt to enlighten me with the truth. Unless of course the truth is unimportant to you?  

 

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

Today’s Headlines (my interpretation): SCOTUS,  COVID-19, ELECTIONS, MEDIA BIAS, IMIGRATION, FBI, BLM, ANTIFA,  TOP STORY:  $500B plan to boost black communities 

As always; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine and views of this ministry or any individual associated with it. They are provided for and intended for individuals to be able to read and form their own opinions and views on issues at hand. (Sad that we even have to explain this!)


In Amy Coney Barrett, Trump Picks an Exacting Scholar for Supreme Court

Heritage Foundation Launches Campaign for Barrett’s Confirmation

Dirty Attacks Against Amy Coney Barrett Begin Early

Amy Coney Barrett, in Her Own Words

How Black Lives Matter Is Being Used to Further a Communist Agenda

Fear Not the Catholic Justice

Countering Threats From Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Radical Islamist Terrorists

How Our Suburbs Are Under Attack From Illegal Immigrant ‘Sanctuary’ Laws

3 Arguments on How the Constitution Treated Slavery

‘An Outstanding Choice for the Supreme Court’

Ben Shapiro Turns to Heritage for Supreme Court Analysis


‘Stop spreading fear’: Kristi Noem slaps down Rachel Maddow over social distancing hunting video

Insane video shows huge police presence during unauthorized beach car rally event as one rallygoer assaults group of officers

Report: Obama once tried to persuade Ginsburg to retire before crucial election, but she refused

FBI arrests Black Lives Matter activist, accused of spending $200K in donations on tailored suits and property

Liberal law prof shreds Bill Maher for personally attacking Amy Coney Barrett’s faith: ‘A f***ing nut’

Former Dem senator warns how gross attacks on Amy Coney Barrett’s faith may badly backfire

The backlash is intense after left-wing author suggests Amy Coney Barrett adopted Haitian children to shield herself from accusations of racism

Amy Coney Barrett receives endorsement from very unlikely source: ‘Highly qualified to serve’

Woman charged with attempted murder after plowing through crowd of Trump supporters with car

Delaware State University says Biden was never a student after he claimed starting academic career at historically black school

‘Illegitimate’: Democrats swiftly move to delegitimize Amy Coney Barrett with organized talking points

Joe Montana and wife thwart kidnapping of 9-month-old grandchild from their home

Gov. Newsom signs law allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prison by their gender identity, officers required to use preferred pronouns

‘Excellent idea!’: Ted Cruz responds to Dem senator’s threat to boycott Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation


Courting Trouble

Media’s Wuhan Lies Lengthen, Deepen

The Four Young Men Who May Help Carry Our Nation through These Tough Times

The Canonization of Saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Music on Hold

The Promise of Freeports

The University as Madrasah

Biden continues to spout nonsense and forget things

Seth Rich: The Murder Washington Doesn’t Want Solved

It’s a COVID Casedemic, not a Pandemic

Amy Coney Barrett and the Zealots

The Upside-Down World of the Woke

Joe Biden’s History Of Race Baiting

How the 2014 Midterms Wrecked the Democrats’ Supreme Court Hopes

Six Strategies for Trump to Make Education Great Again and Woo Back Suburban Voters

Omar political machine linked to ballot-harvesting, stuffed ballot boxes, and cash-for-votes in Minnesota -Project Veritas


Conservative Freedom Network

‘It’s A Madhouse’: FBI Texts Show Crossfire Hurricane Agents

US Marshals Service Reveals Majority Of Rescued Sex-Trafficked Children

Charles Barkley Blasts ‘Fools’ Pushing ‘Defund The Police’

FBI Official On Mueller Team: Flynn Prosecution Had ‘Get Trump’ Attitude

Sarah Palin Threatens To Primary Lisa Murkowski Over SCOTUS Vote

Dem Strategist Slammed Over Questions Regarding Amy Coney Barrett

The Grand Jury Made The Right Decision In The Breonna Taylor Case

Bill Maher Attacks Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

‘Self-Hating Hypocrites’: Black Trump Supporter

Purple State Dems Are Angry At Biden Over Pandemic Restrictions


100PercentFedUp.com

Video: Rally Crowd Goes Wild When Trump Dances to ‘YMCA’

Breaking: Biden Calls On Senate Democrats To ‘Stand strong for our democracy’ and Delay SCOTUS Vote

Video: Jill Biden’s Feathers Ruffled…Refuses to Discuss Joe Biden’s Gaffes ‘You Can’t Even Go There’

Delaware State Faculty Member Refutes Biden’s Previous Claim of Attending the University

Video: MSNBC Anchor Silent When Biden Calls Trump Like Notorious Nazi

Kenosha County Sheriff Endorses Trump In Op-ed: “President Donald Trump is the only one who will do what is right for the American people”

Breaking: Car Plows Through Group of Trump Supporters in California

Rep Pressley on America: “Everything Is On The Table….We can pull these ills up from the root and we can reconstruct the new world”


Presidential Debate Moderator Shows His Bias — Over And Over Again

Trump Record-Breaking Win Could Hand Him 2020

What Border Agents Found On Trump’s Wall Proves It Works

Liberal Media Is Desperate To Hide Latest Polling Results


The Washington Examiner

Trump unveiling $500B plan to boost black communities and classify KKK and antifa as terrorist organizations

Why (and How) Christians Should Vote

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BrealPoint: Why (and How) Christians Should Vote

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In the 2016 election, only about 61 percent of voting-age Americans cast a ballot. The percentage of self-identifying Christians who voted, both evangelical and non-evangelical, was pretty similar. In other words, though faith does seem to greatly influence the voting decisions of American Christians who vote, it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference in whether or not American Christians vote.

Of course, if our faith should make a difference in every aspect of our lives (and it should), it should shape how we think about and live out citizenship, too. To put it bluntly, Christians have both a civic and a Christian responsibility to vote. As my friend Tim Goeglin, vice-president of external and governmental relations for Focus on the Family, put it recently, to vote is the beginning of our civic duty of Christians.

Here are three reasons why:

 

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Devotional Thought for Today – 9/25/20

1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous 1 John 2:1

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John here is speaking to believers referring to them as Children, inferring father ship not unlike Christ in John 13:33. I unlike many modern commentaries which skip this part, I find this significant for two reasons:

    • John is obviously advanced in his years at this point but is taking responsibility for the church and its people by calling them his own. 
    • We are all (that is True born again converts) Children of God, and as such must fight for others to come to Christ in that same manner.
      • Abortion, 
SO GOD IS SAYING BRING ME CHILDREN!
YET EVEY YEAR WE MURDER
42 MILLION BABIES WORLD WIDE.

I have but one thought for today, what are you doing about it?


Related Posts: #Diaper Run – Mission Complete

 

#Diaper Run – Mission Complete

After 14 days and 11 hours 55 minutes on the road the above picture tells the story of our on road adventures. My grandson Teshaun (Valve Stem) and I arrived home just before midnight on Wednesday and I spent most of yesterday sorting mail and paying bills.

I must tell you this was NOT FUN! It was at times grueling and I was in the comfort if a truck with A/C. The men of Mission M25 Ministries who did the actual motorcycle part are rewarded of sorts with a certificate (if they keep careful logs and receipts) from the 50cc Iron Butt Association Cert. I again have to acknowledge what an outstanding group of men to travel across the country with. 

L-R (JOEY LEGGET ; Superintendent of Falcon Children’s Home, KARELYS PEREIRA Director Royal Home Ministries, and GARY BURD, National Director Mission M25 Ministries
We had a record year in many ways as the check above shows. Many have asked can one organization use 400,000 plus diapers and wipes, the answer is no, so we partner with others. This year we are proud to send a record number to the Native American tribes in New Mexico and Montana, support an organization combating sex slavery in North Carolina and veterans outreach (we had Depends donated) in CA. 
We also know that this is not about Diaper and/or Wipes it is about lives. The bible says we (all mankind) were and are created in the image of God. Ponder that for a moment and realize that we are not just destroying a “fetus” but murdering the very image of God.
Pictured a 10-12 week old BABY, I used a common thumb drive and credit card for size comparison. This is what ABORTION KILLS.

If you want more information or wish to support the efforts of Royal Home MinistriesRemove term: Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services or Mission M25 Ministries please contact them via the links to the right on our site. 

Also for your reading here is a great article: 5 Minute Pro-Lifer

 

How Abortion Poisoned Our Politics (and Everything Else)

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: How Abortion Poisoned Our Politics (and Everything Else)

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The Drama Over Replacing Justice Ginsburg

President Trump has promised that his nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be announced on Saturday. And, now that Senator Mitt Romney has committed to support the process, it looks probable, perhaps likely, that Mitch McConnell could succeed in seating a new justice before the November election. Democrats will, of course, fight against this with, to quote Nancy Pelosi, “every arrow in their quiver.”

The death of Justice Ginsburg raises an incredible number of questions on a ton of issues, from the rules and norms of Supreme Court nominations, to the legacy of this historic member of the Court, to just how a Justice becomes a pop-culture icon to the future of Roe v. Wade. Earlier this week, Kim Colby, director of the Center of Law and Religious Freedom for the Christian Legal Society, joined me on a special edition of the BreakPoint Podcast to talk through each of those questions. (Click on the link below to listen or subscribe to the BreakPoint podcast wherever you get your podcasts.)

Devotional Thoughts for Today – 9/23/20

Revelation 21:8 KJV - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable,  and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all  liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth

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These things are the new heaven and earth spoken of in by Christ in verses 1-6. Note the action expected of believers, we are to be overcomers, in a world of evil lawlessness. 

I recently read an article entitled Why the Church Needs Gentle Shepherds and while I understand the premise I disagree with the conclusion. Yes we need Pastoral leadership that has understanding and empathy in the chaotic world we live in. But we desperately need Pastoral Leadership to build warriors for Christ. 

We are at War and war is not; never has been never will be gentle. Stop feeding your congregations milk when they are in need of real meat. 

Devotional Thought for Today – 9/22/20

Romans 1:18-32 (NKJV) 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven  against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth  in. - ppt download

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Most bibles today have some form of headings. In the AMP version of our text it says Unbelief and Its Consequences. I think most translations have something similar. 

While this section clearly is a warning to unbelievers it is also a WAKE UP CALL to the complacent church. For far to long the church has sat back and let the world dictate what would happen, we would loose school prayer, make murder (abortions) and LGBTQ normal, and denounce God from national platforms just to name a few. The church grumbles and mumbles but has for the most part remained silent. 

This morning I thought I would do something different and offer you a sermon from Pastor John MacArthur, whom you may knows church is in a battle with the state of CA over the constitutional right to assemble. I firmly believe this and much of what we see in America is because of our Churches Silenced Conscience. 

Pastor John MacArthur;  AUDIO SERMONWhen God Abandons a Nation

 

New Netflix Film Sexualizes Children

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Video streaming giant Netflix is drawing criticism once again, this time for hosting and promoting the film “Cuties,” which sexualizes 11-year-old girls. Having failed to learn its lesson after the trailer generated outrage last month, Netflix has gone ahead and made the movie available on its platform, despite many critics describing it as “child pornography.”

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