Monday October 28th – 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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82 Responses to Monday October 28th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    DAILY DEVOTIONAL, October 28, 2019

    “Immersed into the Ark”

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    Truth . . .

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  3. Julia Adams says:

    Luke 18: 9-14
    Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.

    The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity –greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’

    But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
    but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

    I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Brandon and his small group certainly deserve an “A” for effort. I don’t know how effective they were after being drowned out by the hooting and jeers from the crowd of brainwashed suckers in that room. But they took a message of truth into a Lair of The Beast. I guess if only one or two onlookers were intrigued enough to look up the Walk Away website, it was a success..

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      • Pale rider says:

        I just enjoyed watching the guy on stage reacting and throwing his poop. Seriously, how do people keep a straight face with this behavior from the ‘panel’. Their a joke.
        Also keep in mind Straka was one of the demms before he walked away, they like this stuff.

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Is Revival Possible?

    We have received responses from several friends who conclude from such passages as II Tim. 3:1-13 that there cannot possibly be a revival before the Lord comes for His own.

    We have never concurred in this view. Verses 2-7 of this passage describe the condition of the ungodly about us. These have “a form of godliness” but not the reality and it is these who will “wax worse and worse” (Vers. 5,13). “From such” the Spirit exhorts us to “turn away” (Ver. 5).

    But why, in the midst of these “perilous times” should the Church not be strong and united? The Word of God often shines brightest when the days are darkest.

    It is true that our Lord said about the coming “tribulation,” that “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt. 24:12), but this was a prediction concerning a particular situation, and while similar causes often produce similar effects, this is not always so. Not infrequently the wickedness of the world has driven saints to their knees and to the Word, with blessed results.

    True spiritual revival takes place in the blood-bought Church of God not in the wicked world about it. That which is dead cannot be revived but that which has life can and should be. We know of no Scripture that should deter us from praying for a true spiritual awakening among God’s people. Indeed we must be careful lest we cease praying and toiling for a revival on the grounds that “times are getting worse and worse and there’s not going to be, a revival.”

    It seems to us that one of the surest ways to grow spiritually indifferent ourselves is to conclude that God will not grant us a spiritual awakening no matter what we do.

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/is-revival-possible/

    2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
    9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

    10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
    11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
    12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
    13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

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  6. P says:

    https://webuildthewall.us/donation-form/

    Donation Goal For Projects 2 & 3 has reached 70%

    MAIL CHECK DONATION TO:
    WeBuildtheWall, Inc.
    PO Box 131567
    Houston, Texas 77219-1567

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  7. Lucille says:

    HAPPY BENCH MONDAY…

    A Squirrelly Halloween…

    Brazil, Orla da Barra in Salvador…

    Via Fratelli Pagani, Lombardi Region, Italy…

    Island of Hawaii…

    “Park Bench” by Irish Artist Norah McGuinness…

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      🙂

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    • topavalley says:

      So much talent! Thank you citizen for sharing gems like this that I probably would not have seen if not for you.
      Great reality check that life is good even if not always easy.

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      Oh, Wow! What a wonderful performance! Just made you want to get and dance the night away! Thank you citizen817 for taking the time to share.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Holy Tap Shoes!

      If you think about the level of skill that was required to pull off that kind of coordination between the band and the dancers….it’s mind boggling.
      There were a LOT of large, physically challenging moves those two young men made that offered all sorts of risks for landing wrong, slipping and falling, serious injury. But..they did NOT make any missteps AND did NOT miss a beat! At least in the final “take” that remained in the film.
      Amazing!

      Another technical curiosity….. How was Cab mic’d to sound so even and “close up” in volume when he sang as he moved all around that stage? That movie (Stormy Weather) was made in 1943 and there were no wireless mics back then… The audio balance between him and the band – ALL of the non-electronic, unamplified instruments in the band by the way – was superb. And notice that the dance shoes’ tapping is always full volume and “present” (means the sound is “front and center”, not way back in the distance), regardless of where they are dancing in that large stage set.

      Having no special effects or synthetic electronic tricks to cover for human inadequacies or failures, this is a clip representing some of the more difficult performance + engineering challenges of the times.

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  8. Lucille says:

    F35B DEPLOYED IN BEAST MODE IN HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH
    Defense Updates – Published on Oct 27, 2019

    F-35 Lightning II is known for its stealthy profile. But there is another side to it in which it can pack more weapons and is popularly known as Beast Mode. In this mode, the F-35 can carry up to 4 times payload when compared to its normal mode. It makes the F 35 a completely different adversary to deal with.

    …And a short, fun vid on the F35 vertical takeoff…

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  9. Lucille says:

    Very illuminating…

    Ribat: The Truth Behind “Muslim Enclaves”

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 – Raymond Ibrahim

    An ancient secret reveals what Islamic “No-Go” zones in the West really are.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/ribat-truth-behind-muslim-enclaves-raymond-ibrahim/

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    • GB Bari says:

      The continued silence of our elected political “leaders” on this topic is stunning and a frightening display of cowardice and ultimately lethal ignorance.

      I do not understand why any No-go/ Sharia Law zones exist anywhere in this country at all. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a political force that is directly opposed to and cannot coexist peaceably with any other non-Islamic religion or legal system, especially Christianity, Judaism, and the American Constitution.

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      • Lucille says:

        It’s simply willful ignorance. The Left wants to rule over the rest of us and ignorantly thinks they can use Islam to assist them. Both entities have histories of mass murder. Who’s riding the tiger should be the Left’s question.

        OUR question is, do we want to be bold in exposing their perfidy? If so, then disseminating correct information to our elected officials and governmental/military officials plus online forums is a key.

        Being familiar enough with the facts in order to discuss them is paramount. Front Page Magazine, Jihad Watch, Dr. Bill Warner’s YouTubes are all great sources. I encourage everyone to read and view them daily.

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  10. Dora says:

    The Lion at Home – Rosa Bonheur, 1881

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    Genesis 1:31
    “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

    King James Version (KJV)

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  13. just stevie says:

    JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH

    “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans v. 10

    I am not saved by believing; I realize I am saved by believing. It is not repentance that saves me, repentance is the sign that I realize what God has done in Christ Jesus. The danger is to put the emphasis on the effect instead of on the cause. It is my obedience that puts me right with God, my consecration. Never! I am put right with God because prior to all, Christ died. When I turn to God and by belief accept what God reveals I can accept, instantly the stupendous Atonement of Jesus Christ rushes me into a right relationship with God; and by the supernatural miracle of God’s grace I stand justified, not because I am sorry for my sin, not because I have repented, but because of what Jesus has done. The Spirit of God brings it with a breaking, all-over light, and I know, though I do not know how, that I am saved.

    The salvation of God does not stand on human logic, it stand on the sacrificial Death of Jesus. We can be born again because of the Atonement of Our Lord. Sinful men and women can be changed into new creatures, not by their repentance or their belief, but by the marvelous work of God in Christ Jesus which is prior to all experience. The impregnable safety of justification and sanctification is God Himself. We have not to work out these things ourselves; they have been worked out by the Atonement. The supernatural becomes natural by the miracle of God; there is the realization of what Jesus Christ has already done – “It is finished.”

    Oswald Chambers
    October 28th Devotional

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  14. Jimmy says:

    The last 100 years have been difficult for patriots, with the decline of the Constitution and the rise of the left and its kleptocracy. But the last three years have been absolutely excruciating, as we finally witness a coup d’etat and see the breadth and depravity of the crime ring that is the core of the left and its unbreakable hold it has on its useful idiots in academia, in the news media, and in the rank and file who flock to the polls to support it. Each of these three years of the coup has taken several years off of patriots’ lives.

    So, realizing that it can’t be just me who has been in all this pain, I have recently begun to pray for all the patriots. God please give them deep restorative sleep, please keep them healthy and their families safe and well.

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  15. Dora says:

    I wish we had more priests like this one.

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  16. getfitnow says:

    I pray that this wonderful soldier will recover and if able return to duty or retire in style.
    FTA – Though no U.S. forces were killed in the Saturday evening raid that led to the death of an ISIS leader, one military working dog suffered severe injuries in the line of duty.

    The dog, whose name and breed remain unknown, chased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel and cornered him. With no place to go, the terrorist leader blew himself up along with three of his children, who he was using as human shields. The dog’s injuries highlighted the importance of military working dogs in special operations. Often, they will enter the danger zone with a camera on their backs before the humans do so.

    “The dog is a war veteran and a valued member of the team,” a currently serving soldier assigned to Delta Force told the Washington Examiner. The soldier did not provide details, pending permission from the dog’s handler and chain of command. Everyone involved in the mission is being debriefed and is out of communication for the time being, the soldier said. Within the community, he says, “The injury to the dog is an injury to one of us. These dogs are a special breed of courageous.”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/special-breed-of-courageous-delta-force-operator-hails-valor-of-military-dog-wounded-in-baghdadi-raid

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    • Bubba Cow says:

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    • David Mitchell says:

      I’ll say it again…do not bring the special operators to the a White House, let them have the anonymity they probably want. Bring the Military Working Dog to the White House, give him a Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Officially retire him from active duty, and either give him to his handler for perpetuity, or adopt him for permanent residence as the First Dog of the United States, and let him live out his life in the People’s House.

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  17. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  18. icanhasbailout says:

    I just found out that a number of people have been getting credit for the defeat of Cantor when they really had little to do with it, and am annoyed as hell about it. If those guys want credit they need to explain why they didn’t do the same to Paul Ryan in the next cycle, or to any other major elected official given 5 years to pull it off. Everybody’s making a living off reputations they didn’t earn, meanwhile nobody ever gave me a dime for pulling off a miracle which is why I couldn’t keep doing it.

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  19. mandy says:

    Using the last of my poblano peppers, just had Rajas Poblanas with shredded chicken for lunch, link to the recipe for those who might be interested.

    https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/recipes/rajas-poblanas/

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  20. P says:

    Anne Graham Lotz Interview: Anne’s wisdom, vulnerability, and love for Jesus abound as Lisa speaks with her about many things including her latest book, Jesus in Me.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/joe-s2e15-interview-with-anne-graham-lotz/id1327968510?i=1000454424493

    Anne speaks about the Holy Spirit.

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  21. mom4tomic says:

    Exciting to see our President Trump flying over Elmhurst, Illinois this morning!

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  22. getfitnow says:

    FTA – A federal judge in Kentucky has reopened the $250 million defamation case filed by a Covington Catholic student against the Washington Post after dismissing it in July, allowing the lawsuit to proceed but narrowing its focus. U.S. District Court Judge William Bertelsman agreed to permit discovery on three of 33 allegedly libelous statements in the Post’s coverage of the Jan. 18 incident pertaining to teenager Nicholas Sandmann.
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/28/nick-sandmann-covington-catholic-student-washingto/

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    No written constitution but changing it? Of course count Comey in.
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/10/29/878952/constitutional-changes-back-on-track-after-delay#

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