Tuesday January 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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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. DanDeplorable says:

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Faithfulness to Our Commission

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    In Paul’s day, his “preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery” encountered opposition on every hand. For faithfully proclaiming the glorious message which had been committed to his trust, he was constantly made to bear affliction and reproach. In one of his earlier epistles we already find a long list of the perils and persecutions he had by then been called upon to endure (II Cor. 11:23-33) and this opposition, bitter and relentless, continued throughout his ministry. In his last letter, written from prison in Rome, he calls attention to the distinctive character of his message, and adds:

    “Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds…” (II Tim. 2:7-9).

    The almost constant suffering to which the apostle of grace was subjected naturally had its effect upon timid souls. Some, who saw the truth and the glory of his message, lacked the courage to stand with him in making it known. Others, who had started with him were tempted to — and some did — turn back. Of his first appearance before Nero, the Apostle had to say:

    “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: pray God that it may not be laid to their charge” (II Tim. 4:16).

    In the light of all this it is not strange that Paul should write to Timothy:

    “FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.

    “BE NOT THOU THEREFORE ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY OF OUR LORD, NOR OF ME HIS PRISONER; BUT BE THOU PARTAKER OF THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE POWER OF GOD” (II Tim. 1:7,8).

    Nor is it strange that in II Timothy 2:1-3 the apostle should urge his son in the faith to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” and to “endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ,” especially in the light of the fact that he himself needed constant help in this regard. The average Christian would find it hard to imagine Paul ever needing prayer for courage, yet he closes his Ephesian epistle with the request:

    “And [pray] for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

    “For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:19,20).

    Oh, that all who have come to see the glory of the gospel of the grace of God would pray this prayer for boldness!

    Some may suppose that it would require little boldness today to proclaim grace in all its purity. Who is ever persecuted now, at least in free, enlightened lands, for preaching God’s grace? Ah, but do not be deceived. Satan was no less active in his opposition to the truth when Constantine exalted the professing Church to prominence than when his predecessors persecuted the Church and sent its members to death by fire and sword. Indeed, the devil was doubtless more successful in Constantine’s day than he had been when persecution raged. And does any believer in the Word of God suppose that Satan has relented in his opposition to the truth today, just because men, at least in this land, are not burned at the stake or thrown to the lions? Do not be misled. Satan’s enmity against God and against His Word continues undiminished. His hatred of “the gospel of the grace of God,” is as bitter, and his opposition to it as determined, as it ever was. But well does he know that the constant discouragements connected with being in the minority often succeed in silencing those who would stand against physical persecution.

    Let us, who know and love the truth, determine by God’s grace that nothing shall make us unfaithful to our glorious commission; that, whatever the cost, we shall faithfully and boldly proclaim to others the unadulterated gospel of the grace of God, “the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery.”

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/faithfulness-to-our-commission/

    2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
    24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
    25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
    26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
    27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

    28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
    29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
    30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
    31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
    32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
    33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

    2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
    8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
    9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

    2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

    2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

    2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
    2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
    3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
    20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Robert Johnson sings about the fabled “crossroad”. Did he really make a pack with the Devil?

    ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd60nI4sa9A

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      Well, shoot. Let’s try this again . . .

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        And of course, there’s the movie celebrating the aftermath of—even if it is only in our imaginations—the event itself . . . If you haven’t seen the movie “Crossroads” I can highly recommend it. “Crossroads” is a combination coming-of-age film, an interesting travel movie, and some blues lore all bound in with some rye humor and deft writing. I watched it at lest four or five times and it is still a very enjoyable movie.

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  5. nimrodman says:

    I haven’t been keeping up with the Open Thread lately so pls forgive if already posted
    … but it’s PDQ
    (Pretty Damn Qute)

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  6. Lucille says:

    From 2012…
    Il Volo’s “Questo Amore” (“This Love”)

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  7. Val says:

    Base on Ephesians 6:
    «The armor of God:
    •Helmet of salvation: to protect my thinking;
    •Breastplate of righteousness: to protect my emotions;
    •Girded on truth: to be sure I walk in truth;
    •Sandals of peace: to be a peacemaker;
    •Sword of Spirit: as a defense and offensive weapon;
    •Shield of faith: to quench all the fiery darts of the devil.
    Be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit.»

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  8. Dora says:

    Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin – “A Cafe in Paris” Second half of the 1890s

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
    Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

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  10. Dora says:

    Veteran Hollywood star Jon Voight blasted the “radical” left for attacking President Donald Trump with “disgusting lies” and urged Americans to offer up “our highest prayers” for the president amid the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate.

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  11. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  12. just stevie says:

    BUT IT IS HARDLY CREDIBLE THAT ONE COULD SO PERSECUTE JESUS!

    “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?” Acts xxvi. 14

    Am I set on my own way for God? We are never free from this snare until we are brought into the experience of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire. Obstinacy and self-will will always stab Jesus Christ. It may hurt no one else, but it wounds His Spirit. Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set upon our own ambitions, we are hurting Jesus. Every time we stand on our rights and insist that this is what we intend to do, we are persecuting Jesus. Whenever we stand on our dignity we systematically vex and grieve His Spirit; and when the knowledge comes home that it is Jesus Whom we have been persecuting all the time, it is the most crushing revelation there could be.

    Is the word of God tremendously keen to me as I hand it on to you, or does my life give the lie to the things I profess to teach? I may teach sanctification and yet exhibit the spirit of Satan, the spirit that persecutes Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Jesus is conscious of one thing only – a perfect oneness with the Father, and He says, “Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.” All I do ought to be founded on a perfect oneness with Him, not on a self-willed determination to be godly. This will mean that I can be easily put upon, easily over-reached, easily ignored; but if I submit to it for His sake, I prevent Jesus Christ being persecuted.

    Oswald Chambers
    January 28th Devotional

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  14. Dora says:

    A very sad day. I remember it well.

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  15. Jeff says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen and Treepers all –
    I give you the Jay Sekulow Band. That’s right, I said the Jay Sekulow Band. Watch:

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  16. Tim Smith says:

    First try at a post, long, long time follower, lurker, finally gonna try a few comments.

    Served in USMC, 6th generation Texan, Loyal President Trump follower, proud deplorable

    Daily CTH reader
    Hello all

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  17. Pale rider says:

    I like this one because Jonathan Cahn also has verified this in scripture. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/gods_anointed_leader_isnt_always_what_we_expect.html

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  18. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Manila lets the ChiComs venture where they desire in their waters doing who knows what and not leaving. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, a local city is “urging” the DOH to stop a port of call of a ChiCom cruise ship. Over 1,000 ChiComs onboard. How silly is this? Turn em around and send them home. Urge your own health department to stop it? Wow.
    https://globalnation.inquirer.net/184606/doh-urged-to-deny-entry-into-subic-of-cruise-ship-with-chinese-tourists

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  19. mandy says:

    I saw late yesterday that San Francisco is preparing for this coronavirus; they’ve already activated their Emergency Operations Center. Which is a VERY smart thing for them to do because…

    “CONCLUSIONS: Our study observed longest stool shedding of SARS patients to be 64 days after initial onset of SARS. The average stool shedding was 32 days. Hence it is important to think highly of SARS convalescent patient stool sterilization.”

    https://europepmc.org/article/med/12905760

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  20. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the purity of the Lord Jesus, on:

    1. The purity of His mind.
    2. The purity of His heart.
    3. The purity of His will.
    4. The purity of His speech.
    5. The purity of His gaze and of all His senses.

    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 – January 15th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

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  21. Lucille says:

    New Scalia Rising? Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch warns judicial activists he’s coming for them
    By Monica Showalter – January 28, 2020
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/new_scala_rising_supreme_court_justice_neil_gorsuch_warns_judicial_activists_that_hes_coming_for_them_.html

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  23. mikeyboo says:

    Husband is in Intensive care, induced coma, to help him breath and feed intravenously. Diagnosis pneumonia complicated by COPD. Please send prayers our way.

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  24. Craig Hill says:

    Every day.

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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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