Wednesday September 30th – 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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77 Responses to Wednesday September 30th – Open Thread

  1. calbear84 says:

    God bless President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and the entire Trump family.

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  2. freepetta says:

    Amen 🙏 In Jesus Name

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. Margot says:

    Some happy music from the happy boyz at NRBQ. (I couldn’t find a video to go with the music other than the album cover to Wild Weekend, but the song speaks for itself, IMHO)

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Eye Hath Not Seen

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

    “In 1 Corinthians 2:9, what is ‘the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him’ referring to?”

    “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9).

    This verse is commonly interpreted to refer to the glories of heaven which none has seen nor heard. Once we get a meaning for a verse in our minds, it is often difficult to dislodge it and consider any other meaning.

    However, here Paul wrote about the truths of the Mystery that have been revealed to those who love the Lord in this dispensation of grace. “The things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” were not seen nor heard in the past, and they never “entered into the heart of man” because they were “hid in God” (Eph. 3:9) and were never before revealed. But Paul writes in the next verse in 1 Corinthians 2:10: “But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.” Now the Mystery has been fully revealed! Now we see and know the things God has prepared for us as members of the Body of Christ through the Holy Spirit via illumination to His Word.

    Paul’s point here is not the things in heaven God has prepared for us. Rather, it is that God has fully revealed to us His formerly-hidden wisdom, the Mystery and the dispensation of grace. God has revealed to us our heavenly calling and our blessed hope (Phil. 3:20; Titus 2:13) which He “hath prepared” and “ordained before the world unto our glory” (1 Cor. 2:7), and we can see it, know it, and enjoy it right now!

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/eye-hath-not-seen/

    1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

    Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

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

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

    1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Unsearchable Riches

    By Justin Johnson

    “Unto me [Paul], who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;” – Ephesians 3:8

    Christ gave to Paul a message of grace containing riches unknown since the world began.

    If we searched enough we can find all sorts of riches God has promised in the scriptures, but if they are found in the Jewish scriptures then they are not “unsearchable” as Paul describes.

    Jesus told Israel to “search the scriptures” to hear his testimony:

    “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” – John 5:39

    Anyone in Israel could read about the riches God had promised through the Messiah to Israel. They are found in covenants and promises and are all a part of prophecy. This is why the noble unbelieving Berean Jews “searched the scriptures daily” to find out whether Jesus was the Christ (Acts 17:11).

    Certainly, they were not reading Paul’s epistles which had not even been written yet!

    In the Jewish scriptures, they could have searched out the many prophecies about the first coming of Christ being fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth.

    Peter at Pentecost preaches the coming restoration of Israel and the fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel in the new covenant. All of the new covenant riches were spoken by the prophets since the world began, and could be searched out (Acts 3:19).

    What is unsearchable is not included in what can be searched from the scriptures. Unsearchable riches were not part of Peter’s message.

    The searchable riches to Israel under the new covenant are not the unsearchable riches Christ gave Paul to preach.

    We have riches in Christ that are not found in Israel’s scriptures (Eph 3:8).

    “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,…” – Eph 3:9

    These unsearchable riches are the subject of what Paul calls the mystery of Christ (Eph 3:4; Col 4:3).

    “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” – Col 1:27

    God is creating a new creature today in Christ (2 Cor 5:17). This new creature was not described and cannot be searched out in the Jewish scriptures. It was a mystery kept secret.

    God has a heavenly place for the church, the Body of Christ, that cannot be described in the prophetic revelations, promises, and covenants to Israel.

    The unsearchable riches of Christ according to the mystery cannot be searched out in the scriptures to Israel.

    We can only learn about these unsearchable riches from our apostle Paul who was first sent to preach Christ according to the revelation of the mystery.

    https://graceambassadors.com/mystery/unsearchable-riches

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  8. MTeresa says:

    God bless our fighter Donald J Trump.

    Who else is voting for him? He’s the only one fighting for YOU.

    #MAGA2020

    PS Chris Wallace is a POS

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    • ReglarMerican says:

      The GOP needs to re-open the negotiations on these debate “moderators”. Chris Wallace is supposedly the least leftist of the three? It was as if he used democrat talking points for his alledged “questions”. Expect the next two “moderators” to be even worse.
      And we thought certain past leftist moderators (Candy Crowley, Martha Raddatz) were bad .

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    • Dora says:

      I’m voting for him. Definitely! 🙂

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    Tango!

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  10. TreeClimber says:

    Many thanks to the Treeper(s?) who kindly donated and helped me in my Walk for Life to benefit my local pregnancy center! I’m trying to reach $300+, and I’m halfway there! Will anyone else help? I can certify that the money actually goes to the moms in need and the programs/items offered: they have assisted my family more than once.

    http://www.fundeasy.com/m/5025276/

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  11. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  12. Sepp says:

    Prayer of Saint Ioannikios the Great (+ 846)

    My hope is the Father, my refuge the Son, my protection the Holy Spirit. O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

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  13. Sepp says:

    From Saint John of Kronstadt (+ 1908)

    “My Life in Christ”

    “Why did the Holy Cross appear in the heavens to the Emperor Constantine? In order to show that our Lord Himself, also all the Apostles and all the army of martyrs entered into glory through the Cross; that the Cross is invicible victory; that as the Devil was vanquished by means of the Cross, so likewise all the enemies of the Cross of Christ or of Christians will be vanquished by the Cross; also that the Devil acts through the persecutors of the Christians, and must be conquered by means of the Cross; and that the persecuted Christians are members of Christ, soldiers of Christ, who are always under the protection of Christ the Lord and His Cross.”

    This past Sunday was the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, also called the Elevation of the Cross, on the Patristic Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church, September 14th (or September 27th civil calendar).

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  14. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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  15. ReglarMerican says:

    Prayer and fasting for the next two debates will expand to include prayers for strength to withstand the attack-questions by the biased moderators.
    And we thought Chris Wallace was the least-leftist of this year’s debate “moderators”. Good grief.

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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  21. An American says:

    Unseal and release all of Obama’s personal life history documents/records from the time of his birth through to his election to the Senate.

    Requesting for an avid Obama supporter.

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  22. just stevie says:

    THE COMMISSION OF THE CALL

    “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake.” Col. i. 24

    We make calls out of our own spiritual consecration, but when we get right with God He brushes all these aside, and rivets us with a pain that is terrific to one thing we never dreamed of, and for one radiant flashing moment we see what He is after, and we say – “Here am I, send me.”

    This call has nothing to do with personal sanctification, but with being made broken bread and poured-out wine. God can never make us wine if we object to the fingers He uses to crush us with. If God would only use His own fingers, and make me broken bread and poured-out wine in a special way! But when He uses someone whom we dislike, or some set of circumstances to which we said we would never submit, and makes those the crushers, we object. We must never choose the scene of our martyrdom. If ever we are going to be made into wine, we will have to be crushed; you cannot drink grapes. Grapes become wine only when they have been squeezed.

    I wonder what kind of finger and thumb God has been using to squeeze you, and you have been like a marble and escaped? You are not ripe yet, and if God HAD squeezed you, the wine would have been remarkably bitter. To be a sacramental personality means that the elements of the natural life are presenced by God as they are broken providentially in His service. We have to be adjusted into God before we can be broken bread in His hands. Keep right with God and let Him do what He likes, and you will find that He is producing the kind of bread and wine that will benefit His other children.

    Oswald Chambers
    September 30th Devotional

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  23. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
    John 14:1 (KJV)

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  24. Rip VanWinkle says:

    I’ve been spending a lot of time following the various Coup issues which Sundance has shed so much light on in his brilliant and tireless efforts to connect the dots. I’ve also read and agree with his call for us to now concentrate our attention and efforts to ensure DJT continues on as our President by helping ensure his upcoming election victory. In that vein, I’ve kept abreast of election issues by reading articles from many different sources and have tried to get a handle on what might be in store for us all throughout this election season and beyond, and I am here to report to you, my friends, that imho … We are in for more than just a bumpy ride. We are in for the ride of our life, which makes Sundance’s call more important than ever.

    Here is my take on what I now see as future probable events:

    Nov 3rd, 2020:
    A winner will not be universally declared. It will be clear to Trump supporters that Trump has won, however opposition (Dem party and MSM) will point to various issues supporting their contention that either all the votes haven’t been (properly) counted, or alternatively, that Biden, not Trump has won using illegitimate vote talleys. The delay in results will mostly be related to issues concerning unreceived mail in ballots, calls for recounts in various States, and blow-back by armies of legal eagles on both sides.

    Dec 14, 2020:
    The Electoral College Votes at a time during continual turmoil. The Dems will not concede, pointing to the same arguments as they provided on election night that Biden, not Trump has won. In States run by Dem Governors, there will be interference by these Governors into the Electoral College Process. The Electoral vote will not produce a majority of votes for either candidate (270 votes) for which both parties will agree.

    Dec 15, 2020:
    According to the US Constitution, if a majority of electors (270) are not won by one candidate, a process managed by the House (Pelosi) must take place immediately which counts one vote for each State based on each State’s count in the House of Representatives. Currently, the Republicans have more States in this regard, so Trump should then be proclaimed the victor. However, Pelosi will argue that the word “immediately” is not specifically defined by the Constitution and she will therefore argue that the State count can and should be conducted after the new Congress has been seated which is Jan 3, 2020. Pelosi will use the 23 rd amendment to argue that DC will have a votes in regards to determining the President. A major Constitutional Crisis has now manifested itself. The Dems are currently targeting House Districts in certain States which they hope will produce a Dem majority for the required State vote.

    Jan 3, 2020:
    Per the Constitution, the new Joint Congress will be installed. Reps for the crucial districts discussed above will not be settled, providing Pelosi ammunition for her argument that Biden, not Trump, should be the winner.

    Jan 6, 2020:
    The Constitution States that the Electoral Votes shall be officially counted by both arms of Congress in this day. If the Dems control both the House and Senate, they will proclaim Biden the winner. If they don’t clearly control both, they may well not agree that they don’t in any regard and turmoil cintinues.

    Jan 20, 2029:
    DID will be inaugurated President. However for all the reasons shown above arguing against such a scene, the Dems and MAN will not capitulate. Unrest will accelerate. The Dems resistance will continue and harden, America will be divided like never before since our first Civil War.

    Throughout the above timeline, the Supreme Court will be tapped to decide various issues concerning the election and finally they will decide on Trump’s favor. However once again the Dems will proclaim their vote as illegitimate citing Trump’s Justice Barrett pick.

    The Dems will resist and never capitulate in accordance with Hillary’s and Obama’s advice, direction and orders. These are the treasonous ones. These are the leaders of the insurection. These are the ones who know they have the most to lose if Trump wins.

    We are in a State of Civil War right now of sorts. However, we will officially be in a Civil War when all the above happens and then in addition, certain States run by radical leftist Governors actually secede from the Nation. At that point, Trump will (must) call in forces to extinguish the rebellion.I

    God Save Our Great Nation and God Speed Sundance.

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  25. slowcobra says:

    Thank you rip vanwinkle.

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  26. Lucille says:

    Bankrupt Remington Sold Off: Here Are The Winners
    September 29, 2020 – PewPew Tactical

    In case you missed it, Remington is dead. Like… super dead. This time for real.

    Back in July Remington filed for bankruptcy…. Again.

    Yesterday it was announced that Remington Outdoors Co. will be purchased by seven buyers–each taking a different piece or pieces of the once-great American firearms manufacture.

    https://www.pewpewtactical.com/bankrupt-remington-sold-off/

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  27. mandy says:

    I really enjoyed today’s “History Guy” video – the surprising history of …. VENDING MACHINES!

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  28. ed bernay says:

    Received a call today from the SEIU specifically asking for me. I am not on democrat mailing lists. I am a registered Republican so I found it odd that they would call me. They asked me a few questions, Who I am voting for? I told them Trump. Why am I not voting for Biden? Etc. The one question that stuck out to me was whether I was voting in person or using a mail in ballot. I didn’t tell them. It was not the first question but around the third question which I figured is the real reason they were calling.

    I know the SEIU does the dirty work for the DNC. Do you think it is possible for the SEUI to successfully coordinate with bad apples in the post office to track and throw away mail in ballots from Republicans especially when they know who is mailing vs who is voting in person? I am in Bucks County which leans blue but barely. Throwing away sacks of mail in ballots would negatively effect votes for Biden. I also periodically check the Pennsylvania mail in ballot status online to see if anyone has requested a mail in ballot in my name.

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    • ed bernay says:

      In hindsight, I regret answering any questions from a Democrat affiliated survey. I will not answer anymore survey questions from anyone. I am not going to give them any intelligence which only helps them craft their lies.

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    • slowcobra says:

      ” …possible for Seiu to coordinate…”
      YES nothing would surprise me! They will stop at nothing!!

      Thanks for the heads up. If you have caller ID, what did it display ?

      I did not know one could check online for ballot status. Kind of scary.

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    • wondering999 says:

      A few days ago, was listening to a former Bucks County resident (Democrat) talking about how corrupt Bucks County was when he lived there….

      I would not answer any surveys. There are vicious people out there, and it is not inconceivable that a civil war of some kind will break out post-election. Hopefully not, but also not out of the question. It’s none of their business how you vote, or when

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  29. Sepp says:

    September Song

    Lotte Lenya

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    • wondering999 says:

      I had heard the name of Lotte Lenya but didn’t really know anything about her. This link from imdb doesn’t give a pretty photo of her, so I’ll give another link:

      Lotte Lenya was born in 1898, and married to composer Kurt Weill (“Threepenny Opera”), with a very long professional career in many countries: Switzerland, Germany, United States and probably elsewhere
      https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0502322/bio

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  30. 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. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

    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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  31. 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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  32. auscitizenmom says:

    Amen

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  33. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Taiwan as the possible Oct Surprise? https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4020400

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    • wondering999 says:

      Wow. Tend to agree in principle… lots of obstacles, and potential huge conflict — ??

      “TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft on Tuesday (Sept. 29) posted a tweet calling for Taiwan’s “full participation at the UN,” following a meeting with Taiwan’s representative in New York two weeks ago.

      “On Tuesday evening, Craft posted a tweet in which she argued that “the world needs Taiwan’s full participation at the UN.” …..

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