Friday October 25th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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70 Responses to Friday October 25th – Open Thread

  1. David says:

    My American friends, this video is inspiring and educating. About the holy land, Israel.

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    • Lucille says:

      Hahahahaha…so it was still Thursday in the Idaho Panhandle when I posted this “WHY do leaves change color” article. I used the “senior moment” card yesterday as a mess-up excuse; so I’d better not again today…LOL!

      Take a deep breath, hold it, breathe out slowly!

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    • Thanks for the magnificent picture of fall foliage. Living in central Arizona has lots of nice upsides, but one of the things I miss seeing are the leaves changing for Autumn.

      It’s October, and the Palm trees just don’t have that dazzlingly spectacular color variation like the leaves of Maple and Oak trees do. (I guess Palm trees got gypped out of anthocyanin and carotenoid. Thanks for the science lesson!)

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Behold, I Come Quickly

    (An excerpt from our newly released Revelation, Volume 4)

    “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” (Rev. 22:7).

    “A new preacher had just begun his sermon. He was a little nervous, and about ten minutes into the talk his mind went blank. He remembered what they had taught him in seminary to do when a situation like this would arise: repeat your last point. Often this would help you remember what was coming next. So he thought he would give it a try.

    “‘Behold, I come quickly,’ he said. Still his mind was blank. He thought he would try it again, ‘Behold, I come quickly.’ Still nothing. He tried it one more time with such force that he fell forward, knocking the pulpit to one side, tripping over a flowerpot, and falling into the lap of a little old lady in the front row. The young preacher apologized and tried to explain what happened.

    “‘That’s alright, young man,’ said the little old lady. ‘It was my fault. I should have gotten out of the way. You told me three times that you were coming.’” [Bob Phillips and Jonny Hawkins, The Hilarious Book of Heavenly Humor (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2011), p. 172.]

    In the final verses of the Apocalypse, three times the Lord says that He is coming to the nation Israel (vv. 7,12,20). Terminology meant for the Second Coming of Christ to Israel, such as “Behold, I come quickly” or “thief in the night” is often mistakenly used for the Rapture of the Church, the Body of Christ. This confuses many people regarding these two future comings of Christ. When Christ says, “Behold, I come quickly,” He is not speaking of coming before the Tribulation to catch the Church away to heaven. He is speaking of His coming to Israel at the end of the Tribulation at the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 19:11-21).

    All mentions of the coming of Christ outside the letters of the Apostle Paul refer either to the first or second coming of Christ to Israel. As a result of not rightly dividing the Word of truth, words, phrases, and verses are often misused and misapplied to the Rapture of the Church.

    When a preacher or teacher uses the words, “Behold, I come quickly,” and without qualification applies it to the Rapture, that is error. When a preacher or teacher says that the Rapture and Second Coming are the same thing, that is unsound doctrine. When a preacher or teacher says that the Church, the Body of Christ, will go through any part of the coming Tribulation period, that is not the truth of the Word, rightly divided.

    When the events of the Book of Revelation begin to unfold, the Lord’s words, “Behold, I come quickly,” will be a comfort and source of strength to believers during the Tribulation. By faith and knowledge of the Word, they will know that they have a deliverance coming. They will long for Him to come quickly, and these words of reassurance will help them overcome and endure to the end of the worst seven years ever.

    As for the Body of Christ, we are taught to be “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). Every day is a day that the Lord might come to catch us, His Church, away to heaven. We are taught to be “looking” for our Savior at all times. Knowing that we might stand before Him today or any day is to move the Church to “live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:12).

    Is Christ coming quickly? Perhaps, and perhaps today! However, to use, “Behold, I come quickly,” for the hope of the Rapture is incorrect. That is confusing the two future comings of Christ and what that phrase really means to whom it was written. “Behold, I come quickly” is said by the Lord and was recorded by John for the saints who will be alive during the Tribulation. That is most definitely not us. We, the Body of Christ, will have been “delivered…from the wrath to come” (1 Thes. 1:10). Praise the Lord!

    After Christ catches the Body of Christ up in the Rapture, the prophetic program will resume. God will pick up right where He left off in the timeline of prophecy. The next thing on that timeline is the 70th week of Daniel, the seven-year Tribulation period. It is at this point that all the events of the Book of Revelation will unfold exactly as they have been written. The people alive in that day will be able to use Revelation as a guidebook to help them navigate those horrendous days when God’s wrath is poured out on this world. The hope for believers in that day is what Christ has told them in this Book: “Behold, I come quickly!”

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/behold-i-come-quickly/

    Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
    Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
    Rev22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
    12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
    13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
    14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
    15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
    18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
    19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
    20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
    21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

    Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

    1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

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    • wendy forward says:

      So very magnificent.

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    • Dave Mitchell says:

      I spend tons of time out in the woods and on the water photographing eagles, and seeing them rehabilitated and returned to the wild is awesome! This photo is from a recent river cruise where in the span of 3 hours I saw around 10 eagles, some of the best 3 hours of my life…

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      Yesterday, our neighbor on Lake Palestine told me he say a bald eagle in a tree at our lake house. Second time this year!

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  6. Lucille says:

    A lot of Treepers love watching military aircraft take off/land…no drama…no music…just a short ride with our guys and gals…

    B-52 Takeoff/Landing • Cockpit & Combat Systems View
    Gung Ho Vids

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress conducts a training mission out of RAF Fairford, England, during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, October 22, 2019. Video shows views of pilot-cockpit and combat systems officers during takeoff, in-flight and landing. Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 is an exercise designed to familiarize aircrew with European airspace and reassure allies in the region. Unit – 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. (Film Credits: U.S. Air Force Video by Staff Sgt. James Cason, 1st Combat Camera Squadron.)

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  7. Ray Runge says:

    Time to return to the sack. Thank you to Garrison.

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  8. Dora says:

    Thomas Hart Benton – Corn and Winter Wheat, 1948

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  11. David says:

    Do you believe in miracles? If you do then watch this video. By the way it mentions the Yom Kipur war of Israel (the holiest day of jews when most of the soldiers were home with their families and a few brave man had to defend the nation until everyone else joined days later.

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  12. @ChicagoBri says:

    Chiraq: Prosecutors: Man shot teen while AWOL on robbery charge (and he was on electronic monitoring at the time of the robbery, too.)

    https://cwbchicago.com/2019/10/prosecutors-man-shot-teen-while-awol-on-robbery-charge-and-he-was-on-electronic-monitoring-at-the-time-of-the-robbery-too.html

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Not unusual, in NOLA we have thugettes on ankle monitors picked up doing crimes – seems that politically connected companies can get away with – literally – murder.

      Apologists blame everyone except the thug for the thugs misbehavior. We have too many young mens in jail, we have a lack of programs to divert young mens in danger (bring back Soylent Green?), we don’t have effective monitoring programs for the thugs as it’s the monitoring agency’s fault for the thug being out there when the monitors should have sent the polices to bring him home…etc etc etc.

      I’m sure some prog politico will suggest we bring back Midnight Basketball but the Soylent, or yard compost, program is looking mo’ better and better.

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  13. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
    Psalms 61:2 (KJV)

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  14. just stevie says:

    THE ETERNAL CRUSH OF THINGS

    “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Cor. ix. 22

    A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s noble man or woman amid a crowd of ignoble things. Never make this plea – If only I were somewhere else! All God’s men are ordinary men made extraordinary by the matter He has given them. Unless we have the right matter in our minds intellectually and in our hearts affectionately, we will be hustled out of usefulness to God. We are not workers for God by choice. Many people deliberately choose to be workers, but they have no matter in them of God’s almighty grace, no matter of His mighty word. Paul’s whole heart and mind and soul were taken up with the great matter of what Jesus Christ came to do, he never lost sight of that one thing We have to face ourselves with the one central fact – Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

    “I have chosen you.” Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you. Here, in this College, God is at work, bending, breaking, molding, doing just as He chooses. Why He is doing it, we do not know; He is doing it for one purpose only – that He may be able to say, This is My man, My woman. We have to be in God’s hand so that He can plant men on the Rock as He has planted us.

    Never choose to be a worker, but when God has put His call on you, woe be to you if you turn to the right hand or to the left. He will do with you what He never did with you before the call came; He will do with you what He is not doing with other people. Let Him have His way.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 25th Devotional

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    • Pale rider says:

      I’ve been studying the Fact God is a God of spirits, ever notice that in the Bible? John 4:24 Not a God of the ‘physical’ although he has no boundaries but he relates to us in spirit. So when we position ourselves in spirit we see what God is doing when we get in the natural we lose sight of Gods leading.
      The ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” phillipians 4:13 becomes real in our spirit but the outward man has no knowledge of that. Fasting, prayer, speaking with other tongues, all spiritual exercises to grow our spirits. And, the spirit is eternal the real ‘you’ who will live on as in Gods image. The part that is reborn is our spirt, empowered is our spirit, blessed is our spirt. And consequently, the health and growth of our spirit directly effects our outward man, our body.
      We all know this inside but need to constantly be reminded 2corin 5:7 ” we walk by faith not by sight” amen for that.

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. mandy says:

    That little boy in the Texas “mom wants to chemically castrate the child” case….

    Apparently there is VIDEO of him at age 3 saying that he is a BOY, but that “MOMMY TELLS ME I AM A GIRL.”

    wow….his mom is so evil…she should be prosecuted for what she’s done to that kiddo.

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  18. PVCDroid says:

    Rush just said Lee Smith’s book is going to reveal a bombshell next week. Rush said he’s embargoed from saying what it is. Any ideas?

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  19. @ChicagoBri says:

    #Chiraq #CrookCounty County to offer citizens ballots in more languages to ensure ‘their voices be heard at the polls’
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/24/20931017/cook-county-ballots-languages-korean-tagalog-voting-rights

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  20. islandpalmtrees says:

    The intent seems crystal clear. The Race is on between impeaching President Trump or go to jail for corruption.

    The house Socialist Democrats never allowed a full vote of the House on impeachment in order to prevent the right of discovery, cross-examination of witnesses and a right to defends but more importantly to cover up their own crimes. This is as I understand it a “Separation of Powers” issue now. Very likely to lead to a Constitutional Crisis..

    BREAKING: Obama-Appointed Judge Sides With House Dems, Granting Access to Secret Grand Jury Info in Mueller Report
    by Cristina Laila October 25, 2019

    Elizabeth Shapiro, the lead DOJ lawyer argued that the Democrats should be denied access to the grand jury materials because the Dems have not held a full House vote on impeachment and therefore do not meet the criteria.

    Judge Howell wrote a 75-page memorandum opinion granting the House Democrats access to the secret grand jury material because the “Speaker of the House has announced an official impeachment inquiry.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/breaking-obama-appointed-judge-sides-with-house-dems-granting-access-to-secret-grand-jury-info-in-mueller-report/

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  23. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the wonderful deed of the Apostles Peter and John (Acts 3):

    1. How a beggar, lame from birth, sought alms of the holy apostles.

    2. How Peter said “Silver and gold have I none.”

    3. How the other apostle took him by the hand and said “In the name of Jesus Christ, get up and walk”, and the sick man was made whole.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – October 12 – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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