Wednesday November 6th – 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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  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Heaven — And Who Will Go There

    Most people are surprised when they learn that the Old Testament, though three times as large as the New, does not contain one single promise about going to heaven. God’s people, in Old Testament times, looked forward to a glorified earth, with Messiah as its Ruler.

    This was so even when our Lord was on earth and continued to be so through Pentecost. Peter, addressing his kinsmen just after Pentecost, said in essence: “Repent, and God will send Jesus down here” (See Acts 3:19-20), but Paul, in his epistles, says by divine inspiration: “Believe, and God will take you up there.”

    This apostle of grace teaches us that God has already given believers in Christ a position and “all spiritual blessings” in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 2:4-6; 1:3). And he teaches further that at the close of this dispensation of grace “the dead in Christ shall rise” and “we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together …to meet the Lord… and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thes. 4:16,17).

    Thus it is that Paul, God’s special apostle for our day, declares that “our conversation [or citizenship] is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20) and writes of “the hope which is laid up for you in heaven” (Col. 1:5). Thus it is that he encourages persecuted saints, saying: “Ye…took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing…that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance” (Heb. 10:34). And thus he writes even of death:

    “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dis- solved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (II Cor. 5:1).

    “…to die is gain….to depart and to be with Christ…is far better” (Phil. 1:21,23).

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/heaven-and-who-will-go-there/

    Acts3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
    20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

    Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
    6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

    Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

    Hebrews 10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

    2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

    Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
    23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

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    • Linda K. says:

      We don’t know what God has in store for us all. except for life eternal after death, if we follow and believe in Jesus. If that life is in Heaven or on Earth, as the first man Adam was created to live forever in a Paradise on earth, makes sense to me. The Old Testament has God’s original plan for mankind within it and God’s Word once given will always be fulfilled. God does not change His Mind.
      So, in the end of time, it is possible that a “perfect” man, as Adam was originally, or Jesus was when he walked the earth as man, might be our future.
      Some may gain Heaven with Jesus to rule over the earth, but I don’t think extinction of creation on earth or that it not be populated was ever God’s purpose for us .

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      • chipin8511 says:

        https://issuesinsights.com/2019/11/06/the-democrats-real-impeachment-target-far-more-than-trump/

        he statement President Donald Trump made that rendered his impeachment inevitable was not on July 25, 2019, when he said to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it.”

        It was on Feb. 6, 2019, when he said to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the assembled members of Congress during his State of the Union, “America was founded on liberty and independence, and not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country

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  4. TMonroe says:

    “Most people are surprised when they learn that the Old Testament, though three times as large as the New, does not contain one single promise about going to heaven. God’s people, in Old Testament times, looked forward to a glorified earth, with Messiah as its Ruler.”

    It is noteworthy that those in the nation of Israel in Old Testament times could have learned first about Enoch (that “God had taken him up” — cf. Hebrews 11:5, Genesis 5:24) and later that “the LORD took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind” (cf. 2 Kings 2:1, 11), which figures to have informed their outlook.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “does not contain one single PROMISE about going to heaven.”

      You cited verses pertaining to two specific, unique individuals. Certain individuals, such as Lazarus, were also raised from the dead.

      Please provide us with just one verse about the PROMISE of the nation of Israel going to heaven. Their hope is a kingdom established on Earth.

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      • TMonroe says:

        In the response to the observation “about going to heaven”, I pointed out examples of apparent realities, not promises, about people that related to going to heaven. In response to the comment that “God’s people, in Old Testament times, looked forward to a glorified earth, with Messiah as its Rule”, I observed that instances which would have been known in parts of “Old Testament times”, including the time of Christ. (See the expectation of Elijah/Elias [cf. Micah 4:5/Luke 1:17, Mark 6:15] for further evidence of the prevalence of the common knowledge present before Christ’s earthly ministry of one taken up to heaven.)

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    It don’t hardly get no better than this . . .

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  6. Pale rider says:

    Mathew 6:33 “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you” what is Gods kingdom? It’s his domain and it is for every believer in Christ. When we went from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light we became sons of God by accepting Jesus as our lord. He is our sabbath, our day of rest. Remember these words “it is finished”? God spoke them on the sixth day, Jesus on the cross. Our day of rest.
    Religion is not of God religion is a counterfeit. A relationship is the only way to please God and it is consequently the only way to learn about Gods laws in his kingdom. It is the difference between sonship and slavery to learn of Gods kingdom and how his laws operate not religious acts and then rewards.
    Do we see Gods people in slavery to our world system or sonship to his kingdom? Its in learning of Gods kingdom laws and leaving this kingdom of darkness behind as sons we see God has provided abundance for his children.

    I want to point out there is always only one answer to all questions, it’s God. James 1:17 “all good and perfect gifts come from above.”

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  7. Lucille says:

    Bob Marley (1945-1981)

    Last Words: Money can’t buy life.

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  8. Lucille says:

    U.S MILITARY TO DEPLOY LONG RANGE ANTI-SHIP MISSILE (LRASM) FROM MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
    Defense Updates

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. Dora says:

    Rembrandt – The Three Trees, 1643

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
    Psalms 84:11 (KJV)

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  12. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  13. Dora says:

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  14. just stevie says:

    PROGRAMME OF BELIEF

    “Believest thou this?” John xi. 26

    Martha believed in the power at the disposal of Jesus Christ, she believed that if He had been present He could have healed her brother; she also believed that Jesus had a peculiar intimacy with God and that whatever He asked of God, God would do; but she needed a closer personal intimacy with Jesus. Martha’s programme of belief had its fulfillment in the future; Jesus led her on until her belief became a personal possession, and then slowly emerged into a particular inheritance – “Yea, Lord, I believe that Thou art the Christ…”

    Is there something like that in the Lord’s dealings with you? Is Jesus educating you into a personal intimacy with Himself? Let Him press home His question to you – “Believest thou THIS?” What is your ordeal of doubt? This can never be until a personal need arises out of a personal problem.

    To believe is to commit. In the programme of mental belief I commit myself, and abandon all that is not related to that commitment. In personal belief I commit myself morally to this way of confidence and refuse to compromise with any other; and in particular belief I commit myself spiritually to Jesus Christ, and determine in that thing to be dominated by the Lord alone.

    When I stand face to face with Jesus Christ and He says to me – “Believest thou this?” I find that faith is as natural as breathing, and I am staggered that I was so stupid as not to trust Him before.

    Oswald Chambers
    November 6th Devotional

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  15. I have to give Senator Rand Paul credit. I don’t particularly like him but have to give him kudos on this one.

    RE: https://www.dailywire.com/news/rand-paul-reveals-what-he-may-do-with-ukraine-whistleblower

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  16. Paintingal says:

    Remember when we all sang this song…and dreamed of One World Government?
    No, Me, either!
    World leaders sing “Imagine” (Very clever!)

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  17. Dora says:

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  18. Dora says:

    Maybe I’m getting too old to appreciate this technology because I find this downright creepy.

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  19. ElTocaor says:

    I remember a time not too long ago….
    When ABC/ESPN did everything in their power to destroy the life and legacy of one of the greatest developers of young men this world has ever known, even know said man went to the police twice about suspicious behavior of one of his subordinates. And although he was never even told about his subordinate being an accused pedophile, even though he didn’t know the allegations included pedophilia, he still went to the police twice about disturbing behavior reported to him. The first press conference the prosecuting office gave after arresting and charging his subordinate, they praised this man as having done everything he could to help their investigation. Then ABC/ESPN smelled blood in the water, and did everything they could to destroy a man and his legacy for ‘not doing enough to stop a pedophile’. He was fired from his job, his life and his family was destroyed, and he thereafter soon died from what I feel was a broken heart. I hope you rot ABC/ESPN.

    Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

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  20. Sepp says:

    The Saint Nicholas Center

    The website for this organization has a treasury of information about Saint Nicholas, who points the way to the Nativity of the Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.

    There are sections on art, architecture, history, customs, recipes, prayers, Liturgical services, music, children’s activities, and more about Saint Nicholas.

    http://www.stnicholascenter.org

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  21. Sentient says:

    Is this true?

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  22. Sentient says:

    Bossy white lady tells woman of color what to do:

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  23. Lucille says:

    “Republicans Are Not Struggling on Anything” – Hah-Hah! Mark Meadows Interrupts Live Fake News MSNBC Feed (VIDEO)
    by Jim Hoft – November 6, 2019

    What an incredible patriot and GOP representative!
    MSNBC was holding a live broadcast in what looks like the Capitol basement on Wednesday.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/republicans-are-not-struggling-on-anything-hah-hah-mark-meadows-interrupts-live-fake-news-msnbc-feed-video/

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  24. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Presenting Youtubers from Taiwan and their political party: Unstoppable Joy
    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3811476

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  25. 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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  26. 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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