VIDEO The Divine Guarantee of an Eternal Salvation, Part 3

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By John MacArthur ?Jun 7, 2009 Let’s turn back to Romans chapter 5 tonight. It was a number of months ago that I began to take a look with you at Romans 3, 4, and 5. We sort of really began in the middle of chapter 3 and we end in…

Holy Eucharist with jesus

Nothing gets restored in this world that is fallen and falling away. Singing songs or having some joyous mindset isn’t going to solve the problem that we living here in the flesh are in continual sin and can run amuck even further if not following a strict practice of absolving of our sins repeatedly by confessing them and then receiving the bread and wine or the body and blood of Jesus Christ through the blessed sacrament and the consecrated host or Eucharist of that process via the Holy Mass.

A cleansing or purging of our souls and a renewal or sanctifying that can only come via this practice to be in a state of grace. I’ve met many a giddy slap happy person that keep saying praise the Lord almost sounding like parrots and I’m saved when in fact they are acting foolish and not even aware how precarious their situation is being on the precipice as we are here in this flesh and sinful existence as they are so deluded in this silly mindset, virtually being held captive by the Evil one. Look at the government leaders in their deluded and wicked stature wielding earthly powers government against government and people against people of and by the Devil; while yet they run slipshod over the Truth and condemn themselves by these actions not being saved because all will be fine eventually at the judgment! They are screwed so that is something to be worried about and fear; not only for them but for us who could screw-up just as badly if we don’t remain vigilant and tow the line or keep our own affairs in order so as not to follow these corrupted leaders as millions of citizens are exactly doing; and will straight into hell! Salvation isn’t some given and we just show up at the judgment and all will be good for all because Jesus did all the work, and we are already saved! We’re not already saved! If that were the case then we all should have a devil may care attitude and sin all we want and go for the gusto of this world like many are; then later God will understand and cut us all the slack we need because we all share in the redemption and salvation to live in His glory and be in bliss; don’t matter what sins or how many we made its all good in the end! If that were the case then why continue with this charade and just cancel the whole mess we are in, and even the Devil will be forgiven because Sin will be no more; and Nobody is held accountable.

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We all do need to fear judgment because not all are going to be forgiven, and we don’t know absolutely for sure who will be or who won’t be. We are not home until we are home; so pretending won’t cut the mustard! Though the faith the size of a mustard seed can save us that faith has to be genuine and according to the prescribed teachings that Jesus provided to the apostles during the Last Supper the actual Mass before the Sacrifice of Him the lamb of God, His body and blood that were going to be shed in order to redeem our souls from eternal damnation. Dismas on the cross next to Jesus did not assume for one second that he could or would be saved but told Jesus right there next to him that he didn’t deserve the suffering, condemnation and punishment He was relieving because he could see Jesus was great, good and innocent no some criminal hay made Him out to be, but that he Dismas certainly did deserve and accept his own failure punishment with all that comes with it asking only that Jesus please “remember me when you are in your Kingdom.” Everything I said to this point here came to me by inspired thought as I was reaching out to Jesus Christ to send the Holy Spirit from our Father in heaven. Then suddenly because I wanted to be certain about Saint Dismas in what I type here I immediately came to this when I performed an online search about Dismas. God wanted me to speak about Dismas and this proves it. Some of these following words were going through my mind exactly as they are printed on this page just before I did the search!

“This man has done nothing wrong.” This man only does what is good. This man only speaks the truth. This man is worthy of our faith and allegiance and imitation. And then, sixth, the thief goes a step further and acknowledges that indeed, Jesus is a king. “Remember me when you come into your kingdom.” desiringgod.org

Now please hear me here.

This was faith the size of a mustard seed by a real sinner/criminal who was paying the price for his SINS. But that faith was absolutely Real and Genuine beyond any doubt no some yackety-yak that anyone can shoot off, but from a man that was done for and knew it for his heathen sinful life, while on a Crucifixion cross, the worst way to be put to death and was totally unassuming while apologetic an accepting of the truth he had failed and was in great grief fear and sorrow; feeling hopeless. But he was surely respecting and honoring Jesus for His beauty and purity of heart and great good! This is a most very serious fine line business that will separate the Sheep from the Goats and there will be plenty of both nothing in-between. Only God can judge that perfectly and know in the end who belongs to Him!

The first thing the repentant thief does is not get deceived by all this talk.

“But he rebuked him saying, ‘Do you not fear God?” This is the second thing about this penitent thief: he feared God. God was real to him. God was his creator, and he knew that a pot can’t take up arms against the potter and come away victorious. It is fitting that creatures bow in submission before their creator and subject all their life to his wisdom. It is even more fitting that sinful creatures bow before God in holy fear, instead of railing against God as if a rebel ant should kick against the foothills of Mt. Everest and demand that it flatten out so the ant can walk across.

Third, the penitent thief admitted that he had done wrong: “We are receiving the due reward of our deeds” (v. 41). He had no desire to save face any more; he had no more will to assert himself. He was here and laid open before the God he feared and there was no way to hide his guilt. I know people right now who are in trouble. But instead of laying down their self-righteous defenses, they are devising every means to finagle and distort so as to appear innocent and cool. The penitent thief gave it up. It’s a hopeless tack, anyway, before an all-knowing God!

“We are under the sentence of condemnation justly.” This is the real test of humility before God. Many will mouth the confession of sin: “God be merciful to us miserable sinners,” but when some trouble comes, they get angry at him. And this anger reveals that they do not really feel undeserving before God. They still feel, deep down, that they have some rights before God. There are not many people like Job, who, when he lost everything, said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked shall I return; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” But this penitent thief did become like Job in the last minutes of his life—he took his suffering without complaint, and feared God.

Fifth, the thief acknowledged Jesus’ righteousness: “This man had done nothing wrong.” It didn’t make any difference to the first thief if Jesus was right or wrong. If he could drive the get-away car—that’s all that mattered. But it matters a lot to Jesus if we think his life was good or bad. Jesus does not want to drive a get-away car; he wants to be followed because we admire him. We must say with the thief: “This man has done nothing wrong.” This man only does what is good. This man only speaks the truth. This man is worthy of our faith and allegiance and imitation.

And then, sixth, the thief goes a step further and acknowledges that indeed, Jesus is a king. “Remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Even though he is suffering now, Jesus has the mark of a king. For those who have eyes to see, he has a power here on the cross—a power of love that makes him king over all his tormentors. He is not only good, he is powerful, and one day he will vindicate his great name, and every knee will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord—to the glory of God, the Father.

And finally, the penitent thief does one more thing. He fears God, admits wrong, accepts justice, acknowledges the goodness and power of Jesus. Now he pleads for help. “Jesus, remember when you come into your kingdom.” Both thieves wanted to be saved from death. But O how differently they sought their salvation: 1) “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 2) “Jesus, remember when you come into your kingdom!” There is an infinite qualitative difference between “Save me!” and “Save me!” desiringgod.org

I put it this way; we are all on thin ice because as for example I could suddenly receive a huge opportunity to work for the government and be given a top ranking position through connections here on earth, but then to serve those who gave me this huge opportunity I follow their ways or lead because I’m now one of them; while we all follow the ways of the world and Satan in that scenario. Do I deserve heaven at the end of my road here after serving these despots that heaped a huge big shot opportunity upon me? Of course now I am in that getaway car with the criminals trying to get away with murder and worse, blaspheming God Almighty! That was why I walked away from government jobs or political connection and even Hollywood many years ago or any other damned man-made ways that would trap me into a hell on earth way of life; living as the unrepentant sinner!
God isn’t just giving lip service to us!

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No I will keep this Scripture right up front in my consciousness and act accordingly. Amen.
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13)

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

NarrowPathMinistries

By John MacArthur Jun 7, 2009

Let’s turn back to Romans chapter 5 tonight. It was a number of months ago that I began to take a look with you at Romans 3, 4, and 5. We sort of really began in the middle of chapter 3 and we end in the middle of chapter 5 because this unit of truth from chapter 3, verse 21, through chapter 5, verse 11, features the glory of the great doctrine of justification by faith. I want to read the opening eleven verses of chapter 5 just to set it in your mind.

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also…

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Living in the Peace of God

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By?Kelly M. Williams?-March 19, 2021 Where to find the peace of God in the circumstances of life It is possible in spite of great grief, sorrow, loss, discouragement, confusion, pain and broken relationships, to learn how to live in the peace of Jesus and return to peace when ambushed by the…

Let Go and Let God!

“Do I want to understand and control my life, or do I want the peace of God?

Here is the catch, you can’t have both. This is the fundamental decision that will determine the level of peace in your life.

I have decided I would rather know that God’s got it than to know what God’s doing in my life.”

My man you put it spot on! What does it mean for us to give all kinds of lip service or say prayers so beautifully in public or even alone if our hearts aren’t truly given and entrusted to Him our Lord and Savior; if we really don’t fully “Trust in Him!”

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Saying that and meaning it, by living it, and truly putting it into practice day in and day out is not so simple for we fallen creatures of habit, and especially for those who seek convenience or worldly satisfaction; which I know you will agree with me is a majority of the human race especially in these spoilt modern times of so much decadence or glitter and fool’s gold so many are playing the game and living in the “ways of the world;” but here and there making a statement to look good and delude themselves in the end! Too much fakery or B.S., come on how can I be wrong when we see what the world governments and many officials have been doing to us and still are with the massive NWO agenda to change the political landscape and indeed the human race into something ugly! Look how many did and still are going along to get along with the world’s heinous ways! I see them all around me not wanting to make waves or stand out because they are afraid or just too damned lazy to fight back! I’m not, I’ll willing to die right now if they came to say I can’t believe as I do and I must get the jab with a passport; to which I would reply, kill me now, or get the hell out of my face you devils!

No we must be committed and genuine in our prayerful supplication on bent knee and totally committed; although nobody is capable of doing a perfect job in our current state of being, we are capable of not being bullshit artists if we so choose! I tell you this from my own experience because I’ve been there and done that; making a valiant effort and being a good ole boy for varying stretches, but my habits or flesh nature got in my damned way time and again! Remaining vigilant is a tough road, many bumps and potholes or even a ditch all over the place. Are they all there to test us or make us stronger as we learn by trial and error or is it just because we and this world are damaged merchandise from the get goes? We know the answer to that or at least I’ve learned its both! Why then should this even be going on? As I see it to grow, and truly become the greater or better part of our nature; what Abe Lincoln referred to as, “the better angels of our nature!” That seed of greatest within that God planted in us before we were in our mother’s womb, must be nurtured and weather all the storms and trials of life in order to become the unique beautiful being and child of God He intended; to be Born Again!

41 “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

Let’s put it this way; I know this from factual experience and what God demonstrated to me through others and my own suffering, that it’s like the tempering of steel; being placed in that red hot fire to then be pulled out and immersed into the cool, refreshing life giving water, changing the inner character, the very molecular structure of that piece of metal from within; making it much stronger and better than what it began as; when it came from the ground and dust!

And let’s admit it, there are so many temptations out there to be had today; overwhelming opportunities to sin while that enemy the Devil is right behind watching, for another opportunity, to stick it to us if we let down our guard, and man do I know I messed up and let it happen again to me, taking another knife to my heart; not that I was terrible or evil, but, I just allowed the door to be open enough that the snake slithered on in and bit me! That’s all it takes because the enemy is powerful and so deceptive; especially catching us in our weak moments, and we all have them! Then add to this the simple truth that there are those individuals out there among us that will do any of us great harm with pleasure if given the chance, as they have darkness in their souls loving to inflict misery upon the good; and I was a victim of that as well; “screwed, blued and tattooed” by such agents of the Devil; they were even wolves in sheep’s clothing, really fooled me. There is great good in this sadness, not just that I found out the hard way that I’m far better than them, but also because, I also learned that “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” for sure, much stronger and wiser; and those that did those evil deeds to me are weak and doomed, which is what they wanted; so it’s a win, win and they get what they deserve too!

To conclude, I say all this which you share is beautiful enlightenment and for sure the wisdom is here in all of these words, but, keep it all in check with this one other passage that works for me when I think of it, especially if I’m feeling my flesh crying out for more freedom to slough off into the material secular world!

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13)

Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, who truly is my life!
God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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ByKelly M. Williams-March 19, 2021

Where to find the peace of God in the circumstances of life

It is possible in spite of great grief, sorrow, loss, discouragement, confusion, pain and broken relationships, to learn how to live in the peace of Jesus and return to peace when ambushed by the anxieties and the brokenness of this life.

All of us battle anxiety.

All of us struggle to live in the peace of Christ. All of us struggle to remain in perfect peace.

However, the Prince of Peace, Jesus, can restore peace to you regardless of how the world around you tries to take it from you.

The apostle Paul told the Philippians in Philippians 4:6 not to be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

If you and I are going to live in…

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Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Protestantism in the sixteenth century and Jansenism in the seventeenth had attempted to spoil one of the essential dogmas of Christianity, namely the love of God for all men.It became necessary that the Spirit of love, which directs the Church, should by some new means counteract the spreading…

Screenshot_2021-06-11 The Tribulation and End Times (2)

This article is so magnificent and timely for any of us who are seeing this world falling apart before our eyes with evil being placed on a pedestal for all to see and worship; the “Antichrist Movement” in full orchestration as I referred to it years ago was coming; now its here! I didn’t really want to believe it would continue on getting this ugly and that so many human beings would become wicked minions of hell, some of them even directly attacked me and my life; as they living in a way that is so vile and hideous, I really can’t bear to look sometimes, feeling like I’m done; I don’t want to be here anymore at all! I see how there is no way this world will retract from the demonic evil that is in motion all around us and must be consumed in fire to end it! There are too many humans that are the living dead, the Puppet POTUS for a prime example and many others that are demonic ghouls a parody of what a human being should be! Just the other day while the V.P. of the USA Harris was in Central America she was gyrating around doing some kind of Banshee dance after handing out cookies with her image on them to a crowd of idiots and pagans, while the look in her eyes told me plenty; that is a top executive of this Nation under God? She is demonically influenced and I do think possessed as her great grandfather is in hell I’m sure for being the evil scoundrel he was the prolific slave trader and selling or trading children as chattel; the notorious Hamilton Brown, so I’m sure there is something straight from hell tapping into this crazy nut case we have as a V.P. who has never come out and dismissed that family past and she should have being a public figure in such a high position now but instead she does the opposite almost laughing about the evil and condoning more; so she is evil. That is why Biden and her are all for their open border insanity allowing human trafficking to increase exponentially since January!

Jude 1:17-22
17But you, beloved, remember what was foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ 18when they said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow after their own ungodly desires.” 19These are the ones who cause divisions, who are worldly and devoid of the Spirit.

20But you, beloved, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God as you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life.

22And indeed, have mercy on those who doubt; 23save others by snatching them from the fire; and to still others show mercy tempered with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

In Luke 21 Jesus preaches a sermon about the End of the World. The end of the world is easier to comprehend when we can compare it to the world around us. That is what Jesus does. He points to things they knew and said amplify that, multiply that sort of thing exponentially, then you will understand what is coming. Basically Jesus describes a Global Final Holocaust not only of Jews and Christians but of all humans; and I know the vaccines are a huge part of this process sent from hell!

“In the Great Tribulation 2 ½ million die every day for 42 months. In Auschwitz less than a thousand died each day. That means 2500x as many people die every day. Or to put it in Auschwitz terms—the number of people that died every day at Auschwitz will die every 30 seconds in the Great Tribulation! Or in other terms living on earth will be like living in an Auschwitz death camp—and in death toll there will be the equivalent of an Auschwitz Holocaust twice a day for 42 months!” (Thanks to crosswalk)

There will be religious deception (Luke 21:8). “Be not deceived!” is Christ’s admonition to us, and we must take that to heart.

Luke 21:8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them.”
“One third of all vegetation will be burned up. All grass, every tree, everything green will be destroyed”
Revelation 8:7-12
“7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.[a] A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.”

Revelation 9:3-6
“3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.
6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.”

Heart of Jesus docu

I’m sorry to you God and Lord Jesus as well to be saying these things because things are becoming so grotesque and hopeless and I don’t want to be a part of any of it! But I speak out because I know I must do my part to not ignore the obvious as so many do or try to do deluding themselves and living for the ways of the world!

I had just written the other day these words that in response to the CP&S article from which this following quotation came.

Then this passage here jumps out to me as being so much like my dad’s way of looking at life in general and our proper duty or service to our Lord God who has given all of us this great opportunity! Because even though we are in a fallen state we have all the equipment or accommodation to rise above all of the imperfection of this fallen nature and truly be children of God; in perfect harmony with His Glory and Absolute Perfection in Heaven!
“This is also called by St. Thérèse of Lisieux “the little way”, a loving commitment to the tasks and to the people we meet in our everyday lives. She took her assignments in the convent of Lisieux as ways of manifesting her love for God and for others.”
Why else would God Himself come down to this level which compared to heaven must be utter chaos and so atrocious to God and all the heavenly angels! Yet He knows us and always sees that spark and potential that He planted in our hearts and souls; we weren’t meant to be tossed out with the trash or failures, so imperfect and lost, but to be living eternally in greatness; being so happy and joyous always!

Here is the key in what this article today states so well, which I was saying the other day and have repeated for you here, about why would He God Almighty come down into this mess?  This quote from today’s article sums it up to me concisely, and did jump off the page immediately!

“These three mysteries, which manifest to us the divine charity in a more special way, sum up the spirit of the feast of the Sacred Heart. It is ” His love which forced Him to put on a mortal body”.

Yes infinite, absolute and unconditional love for His own!
God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Protestantism in the sixteenth century and Jansenism in the seventeenth had attempted to spoil one of the essential dogmas of Christianity, namely the love of God for all men.
It became necessary that the Spirit of love, which directs the Church, should by some new means counteract the spreading heresy, in order that the Spouse of Christ, far from seeing her love for Jesus diminish, should feel it always increasing.

This was made manifest in Catholic worship, which is the sure rule of our faith, by the institution of the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Yet in early Middle-Ages, the Doctors and Saints used to see in the wound of Jesus’ side the source of all graces. St. Bonaventure invites us “to enter this wound and to dwell in the quiet of this Heart”.

The two Benedictine virgins, St. Gertrude and St. Mechtilde, in the thirteenth century, had a clear…

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Twitter shockingly claims social media is a “human right” as they gleefully ban conservatives

“These clowns don’t give a rat’s ass about human rights”

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Twitter shockingly claims social media is a “human right” as they gleefully ban conservatives

Silicon Valley elites have been eradicating conservatives from their social media platforms ever since Joe Biden was declared President.

They see viewpoints different than theirs as dangerous to have out in the public.

And now Twitter shockingly claims social media is a “human right” as they gleefully ban conservatives.

Like nearly everything else in our society, Silicon Valley is run by a bunch of leftists.

And all they want to do is push their radical agenda down our throats.

So every time you get on social media your news feeds are already slanted towards the Left.

Any post you put up that isn’t Left of Stalin is dinged as unworthy and fewer of your friends or followers see it.

And even worse, if you question the Left too much, you will simply be eradicated from social media altogether.

Just look at the thousands of conservatives that were eradicated from Facebook after the 2020 election for just asking simple questions about the integrity of the election.

Silicon Valley elites claim they do this to protect our democracy.

But the truth is they do it to control us.

They would rather see a conservative suffer than have free speech rights on their platforms.

And that’s why Twitter turned heads when they tweeted out about access to Twitter being a human right.

It all started out of Nigeria of all places.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari put up a tweet condemning recent attacks in his country on infrastructure and threatened the attackers with revenge “in the language they understand.”

That tweet was deleted by Twitter for being threatening, which then prompted Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, to ban Twitter from its nation.

Twitter then played the victim and tweeted out “We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn.”

The hypocrisy from Twitter is just oozing from this tweet.

And famed conservative speaker Liz Wheeler summed it up best when she tweeted back, “Access to the free & #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society . . . unless you’re Donald Trump. Or reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Or discussing the biology of gender. Or the murderous dictator of Iran. Or a Chinese Communist Party peon lying about COVID.”

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Love is not self seeking

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April 27, 2021Author:?Nehemiah Zion Love is not self seeking. Love cares for others. When we pray, we pray for another’s good. Who is God searching for among believers in times of crisis like these? “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the…

Yes, Yes and Yes my brother! I have only been touching upon what has popped into my view since last night and it made a beautiful circle! I’m stopping with this article now leaving the recording or record of these things that I was directed to and shown for God’s purpose and it all revolves around Prayer!

Saint John Paul II said plainly that the most powerful weapons we have above anything else on earth or in the world are from his vantage point and understanding having been the Pope of the Catholic Church at that time; the Rosary and Scapula. I believe what he was saying from my humble lowly station is that what you said here being in constant communion basically with God praying and doing it religiously from the heart; being totally devoted and believing that Jesus Christ is listening and through Him our Father in heaven to address all of our needs and concerns! Not enough people are doing this and I’m sure of it, that not enough actually believe it works or matters!

This mostly secular poisoned world in plain English is so screwed and next door to Hell. Look at it with the evil people in high places ruling the roost with their hands on earthly powers that can obliterate this planet a thousand times over and then the evil crazy MSM and proxies of these demented leaders and Satan himself are screaming at us about climate change or vaccinations!  Then to top this all off there’s AOC who has projected herself as some imbecile attacking saints, martyrs and indeed the church professing to know so much or what’s better for an entire nation, even the world; who went on public record telling a bald-faced FAT LIE how she was trembling in fear on January 6th during the protest/rally in Washington and thought she was going to die while hiding behind a door, when she wasn’t even present; which she gets away with by a corrupt Congress, no one calling her out!  Yet she and many others want to call the January 6th Rally event Insurrection putting good citizens in prison while BLM and Antifa burned cities down, looted, raped and murdered during the summer of 2020, while apparently all of what many in Congress on the Democrat Party side did from the start of President Trump’s term in office with their Collusion Delusion Fiasco/Fraud Partisan Political Attack upon a duly elected President wasn’t a bad thing and for citizens to protest a rigged election was so horrible!  “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” Isaiah 5:20  Here this person has the gall to proclaim we need a “Green New Deal!” Oh but wait, let me inject some love here and say that someone may have told Biden, hint her initials are NP and she has also been around way past her prime time, or even bedtime; that AOC leading the squad had extensive background in Mixology and used to put together some high powered cocktails; that packed a punch and made a statement, which is something NP should know plenty about!  So you know liberals they must have taken that bit of information without all the Facts or Truth and figured that they could Concoct that into; AOC can rotate from her civilian job and on into Climatology!  A slight difference in name and substance, while of course one of those professions requires an IQ above 60!  Well, I guess those Liberals called that one wrong too!  Could so many of our people in America be that out to lunch and not hearing what God is telling us? Or is it that; many just don’t give a hoot? I’m telling you this, I’m nobody; but I can see all this plain as day, or the nose on my face; and I figure everyone needs to wake up, now!  The massive attack on “everything” is underway.

In a film Apocalypto while a village of Amazonian Indians were being surrounded in the middle of the night, after a big festivity, by a brutal satanic enemy to be captured, enslaved and sacrificed like chattel the lead character Jaguar Paw in the story dreams momentarily of another Indian he had just encountered the previous day in the jungle from another tribe who is yelling in his face “RUN” which was the only hope of escaping this brutality which was just beginning to unfold; Jaguar Paw woke up and saved his pregnant wife and child in the nick of time.

Likewise some of us are going to be awakened to what is happening in profound and provocative plain as day ways in order to sound the alarm and for all the faithful or those who will awaken to Jesus Christ to do so now and pray fervently daily; that is our only escape from what is coming to this world! Following the science, or fake leaders and puppet MSM will take you to hell, none of which is worth dust. Turn to God now while you still have the Opportunity which is quickly diminishing with each passing hour and day!
God bless you.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/06/10/satan-our-constant-enemy/

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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April 27, 2021Author:Nehemiah Zion

Love is not self seeking. Love cares for others. When we pray, we pray for another’s good.

Who is God searching for among believers in times of crisis like these?

“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for [the sake of] the land, that I would not destroy it, but I found no one [not even one].” (Ezekiel‬ ‭22:30‬)

God is asking believers to cry and weep for the suffering world. To intercede for the weak and oppressed in prayer. Mostly, believers are focused on physically helping which will always fall short. The other problem with physical help is the temptation of becoming a proud doer. Telling the world of your good deeds. Seeking self.

The saddest aspect of a believer is his lack of belief in God’s call to pray…

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Satan: Our Constant Enemy

Originally posted on Looking for the Blessed Hope:
Welcome back, history buffs and Bible students!  Yesterday, we launched a new series entitled, Spiritual Lessons from Israel’s Six Day War.  If you missed our intro, click here.  You will better understand our analogies if you know the history of the Six Day War and the preparations…

Biblical Prophecy is now confirmed and there will be no other great Kingdoms on Earth! America is the last one serving the Gentiles spoken of in the Holy Scriptures that would happen just as Prophesy said it would in the End Time.

“The Winds of Truth and Justice are Here!”

That was what I wrote in a relog of this previous article.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/06/04/prophesy-now-confirmed/

Since then nothing has happened to convince me that what was said back then in that article and for that matter anything said in all Biblical Prophecy isn’t absolutely true, and now; is unfolding right before our eyes!

Today and last evening I wrote in two other blog articles what came to me without any hesitation and flowed from my heart and soul; God is working in us if we are listening to Him! But rest assured Satan is absolutely working overtime in high places and through many of his most committed servants or slaves now, like no other time in all of history. This article is what I consider the ground zero of all satanic influence and the crystallization of Satan’s diabolical plan.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/06/10/the-definition-of-courage-has-shifted-since-normandy/

Here in this fine blog article is more of what we all can be thinking about and actually doing as we all move forward into what will be the most difficult and frightening time for humanity. But, if we have Jesus Christ with us in our hearts we have nothing to fear but those that should and will fear are those that have transgressed God Almighty and are in league with Satan. They are DOOMED for Eternity and there is no denying it or escaping it!

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/06/09/the-simple-path-to-holiness-the-careful-performance-of-our-daily-duties/

Let’s all pray fervently from deep in our hearts on bent knee each day to our Lord and Savior because He is our Rock of the Ages and Good Shepherd who is going to deliver us from all sin, iniquity and from this ever increasingly crooked world, where Satan sets up his rule over his vast multitude of minions.

I close with these words I offered from the Holy Spirit back in May at this same site that are obviously further confirmed not by me at all, but by the voice within that comes from our Lord by His Holy Ghost.

This is another sad but true escalation of the hatred and evil being directed at Israel by Hamas which we know is a Terrorist Proxy for Iran.
We need to pray devoutly to God Almighty through our Savior Jesus Christ! “This is prophecy unfolding” in our time and with the evil that has infested our US government we know that everything will get much worse. These are a most dire of times we all face so pray for our brothers and sisters in Israel as I know many of them care about we Americans and pray for us as well.
God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Welcome back, history buffs and Bible students!  Yesterday, we launched a new series entitled, Spiritual Lessons from Israel’s Six Day War.  If you missed our intro, click here.  You will better understand our analogies if you know the history of the Six Day War and the preparations for it.

Make no mistake, Israel won the war because the hand of God moved in her favor!  They also followed Biblical principle.  What do these verses teach you about preparing for battle:

Indeed, the best chance of success in war is to have a plan.  One of the first strategies in planning is to know your enemy!  Israeli intelligence sent spies into Egypt to understand the enemy and their plans, and we are wise to employ the same strategy to escape the snares of the devil!

Satan is often…

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The Simple Path to Holiness: the Careful Performance of our Daily Duties

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi Today (June 9) is the feast of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was one of the most remarkable lay mystics in the history of the Church. Despite being favoured with many extraordinary mystical gifts, and consulted by bishops, popes and even other saints, she…

Thank you Kathleen for another tremendously valuable article containing wonderful insights into God’s Grace and Mercy which paves the way to true Salvation and fulfillment! As I began to write here in response I felt more compelled to go on to a point that would appear more complete, so I actually spent more time than I really had or anticipated; having to wake early, but I know something from above helped me to push on to that proper point of departure to sleep!  But what follows came together as is 1, 2, 3 out of thin air without any planning; like I had some duty before me.  These words here I added afterwards when I finished with the reblog.  I thank our Lord for it all.

“There are no short ways to perfection, but there are sure ones.” This reminded me so much of what my dad would always tell me as a young lad with chores to do. Always be willing to tackle the task or job at hand and do your best, don’t be looking for short cuts or some way to get out of doing it and not live up to your responsibilities or obligations in life!

Then this passage here jumps out to me as being so much like my dad’s way of looking at life in general and our proper duty or service to our Lord God who has given all of us this great opportunity!  Because even though we are in a fallen state we have all the equipment or accommodation to rise above all of the imperfection of this fallen nature and truly be children of God; in perfect harmony with His Glory and Absolute Perfection in Heaven!

“This is also called by St. Thérèse of Lisieux “the little way”, a loving commitment to the tasks and to the people we meet in our everyday lives. She took her assignments in the convent of Lisieux as ways of manifesting her love for God and for others.”

Why else would God Himself come down to this level which compared to heaven must be utter chaos and so atrocious to God and all the heavenly angels! Yet He knows us and always sees that spark and potential that He planted in our hearts and souls; we weren’t meant to be tossed out with the trash or failures, so imperfect and lost, but to be living eternally in greatness; being so happy and joyous always!

His plan is perfect and He our Lord God doesn’t intend on losing us so the opportunities to shine and show that inner glory within are always there for the taking while He is always there to assist our efforts to not fail but to succeed, and if we have bumps in the road he will get us through that with our persistent faith and trust in Jesus Christ; always being there to come through for us. Through thick and thin always being on our side if of course we will just be willing to approach each day with humility and our hearts open to Him; so we can take the most mundane tasks and apply ourselves to that task/job as my dad used to say, and live up to our obligations taking our responsibilities seriously with vigor, enthusiasm and even a joy; to know we are enlisted in the service of the one and only Great God Almighty our Creator and Father in heaven; who loves each of us more than anyone else can or we comprehend, with eternal unconditional love!  But we do need to be diligent to perform our tasks at hand thus showing our actual appreciation and respect for how much He has given to us and will when the time comes to fulfill His promise; we thus acknowledge by so doing thusly, that we are truly humbled and thankful for this gift of existing; for God’s perfect plan of love, fulfillment and bliss.  We also set a good example for others to be so inspired and help each other to rise above the fray or suffering turmoil.

Let us not lose sight of Him first of all and then remain vigilant in seeking His glorious will for each of us as individuals that are all unique and precious to him, as long as we are listening to His voice in our hearts; trying our best to do the right thing being guided by our conscience to turn away from what we know is wrong and sinful.

This whole idea brought something to my mind that I think is so relative as it highly speaks to our opportunity here in this life and in a harsh contrasting way but one line in this movie jumped out in my memory having seen this film as a boy with my Dad which had two among the many who I think to be all time greats in leading roles.

Papillon 1973 (4)

“Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton) directs this true story of Henri Charriere (better known as “Papillon” or “the butterfly”), a prisoner so determined to escape the notorious Devil’s Island, he attempted it multiple times until he reached old age.  Steve McQueen plays Charriere, and Dustin Hoffman is very good as the hero’s anxious, defenseless friend.  Based on Charriere’s own memoir.  The film is tough going (it is set, after all, on Devil’s Island) but not gratuitously violent. There are sequences that stay with one for a long time, such as Papillon’s brief stay at a leper colony and the long periods of starvation and solitary confinement he endures after each attempted flight. –Tom Keogh” quotes.net/movies/papillon

The one line is this; “Dega: A temptation resisted is a true judge of character.”

Louis Dega says that about Papillon after he saves his life from a cut throat! Dega was quite moved, as he says nobody ever did that for me, it was a profound experience for him.  And in the circumstance most would do the opposite is the bottom line.  Their being in that every man for himself and dog eat dog world!

“From The Practice Of The Presence Of God The Best Rule Of a Holy Life”
Much valuable insights to be sure in these writings.

“Practicing the Presence of God” is a spiritual exercise that challenges us to remain focused on God during an “everyday task or chore.” Long associated with Brother Lawrence, a monk who wrote about his experiences with “Practicing the Presence,” it is a spiritual approach to life that asks us to break down barriers that distract us from God’s presence. In this article, we discuss some of the important ideas, Scripture, and thoughts from Brother Lawrence to help you better understand Practicing the Presence of God.” spirituallyhungry.com

“Translator Robert J. Edmonson had a similar experience. “I had an image of Brother Lawrence as a jolly monk who took pleasure in cleaning pots and cooking,” Edmonson wrote. “I was struck by the depth of his love for God and his life lived in obedience, humility, and concern for others.”[4] This paradox reflects the challenge facing translators, which is best illustrated by comparing the translations of one of the more famous passages. First, from the original 1692 French edition of Maximes spirituelles:
L’on seroit même surpris si l’on sçavoit ce que l’ame dit quelquefois à Dieu.[5]
Robert Edmonson took a straightforward approach in his translation of this Maximes passage:
We would be quite surprised if we knew what the soul sometimes says to God.[6]” Wikipedia.org

The following PDF file when you have time should be to your pleasure and happiness I believe to read on in conjunction with the video presentation as to what this humble man in a monastery did for God; living up to his obligations and responsibilities.

http://www.pathsoflove.com/pdf/Practice-of-the-Presence-of-God.pdf

Brother Lawrence said and I quote: “That perfect resignation to God was a sure way to heaven, a way which we had always sufficient light for our conduct.”

You know me by now, that I can be too long winded and indeed there is so much I would like to get into regarding the movie and character as well the subject of this fine article; but as I must retire soon it would be best to add this one other line, a famous quote from a good man who was saintly and an example that I wish so many people today would be trying to live up to in behavior and character; but sadly so many are off the rails!

Martin Luther King, Jr. – “The ultimate measure of a man is… The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

God bless you all and I hope I’ve put a bit of focus on even a modicum of inspiration in your own hearts. Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

Today (June 9) is the feast of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was one of the most remarkable lay mystics in the history of the Church. Despite being favoured with many extraordinary mystical gifts, and consulted by bishops, popes and even other saints, she kept her feet on the ground, and lived the life of a busy mother in Rome in the 1800′s. In fact, she was so focused on properly fulfilling her duties that she was known to ask God to stop favouring her with ecstacies and other spiritual gifts so that she would not be distracted from her work!

The chief road to sanctity for all of us is found through the careful performance of our daily duties. Perhaps some people are called to extraordinary things, but for most of us holiness will be entirely found within our ordinary life.

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The existence of God: Jesus a historical figure? (part 2)

“The character of Jesus has not only been the highest pattern of virtue, but the strongest incentive in its practice,”

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By Richard Simmons III, Op-ed Contributor| Thursday, June 03, 2021

Reblog by Lawrence Morra III

Zero Lift-Off    Only The Beginning

June 8, 2021

Excellent overview here my brother pointing out the sheer and to me obvious common sense that some people exercise in their speaking about Jesus Christ even if not true believers but to me they have hope at least in speaking to the truth much of which is obvious and some that must be discerned over time and with faith.  We’ve all heard that good things don’t come easy we must be willing to work for them.  Jesus stated clearly, “Seek and you will find.”  Even Sci-fi television with the popular X-Files motif states that “the Truth is out here.” I have quite a bit to add here in my attempt to help ring more understanding if possible but hopefully to at least inspire others to seek!

This line jumped off the page which I want to repeat, “Irish historian W.E.H. Lecky says this: “The character of Jesus has not only been the highest pattern of virtue, but the strongest incentive in its practice,” how awe inspiring this one point is and when we actually conceptualize what Jesus Christ did and said even aside from the standpoint of His profound wisdom, virtue and clarity of righteousness I can’t see how people would doubt such around beauty out of hand and dismiss it.

Then these particular words written by such a prolific historian H.G. Wells; that again I repeat verbatim. “Mark Clark’s The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity listen to the words of the great historian H.G. Wells: “I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.”

Now what these men said brings me immediately to what my favorite scientist said on the matter as well. I wrote this or quoted these words many years ago and have often ever since because they certainly are worth repeating in any such discussion as this one.

I want to leave something I find very insightful by a man we all know was a remarkably brilliant person who I think even though his head was immersed in the world of science and theories he had a keen insight into God’s presence and reality like few people can achieve with our limiting cognitive faculties.; and his respect and love of God was present and genuine; therefore we can say God will judge accordingly, I know for myself Einstein was a good and respectful soul in this world, so I do wish him well. What follows I was writing about back at this mentioned date.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

“The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.”-Albert Einstein – “The Merging of Spirit and Science”

This man the father of physics had said a few great one liners but two that stand out are these. He referred to God as the “Old One.” He speaking to other physicists was known to have said during a discussion about the Big Bang Theory in which one scientist said that with enough random events occurring in this pre-millisecond before it happened eureka the right combination occurred; Einstein just plainly said; “God doesn’t roll dice.”

And now once again I come back to specifically what you brought to this article with this very crucial line!

“I close with this question posed by Jesus himself in Matthew 16:15, “But who do you say that I am?”

Exactly; dear Lord, I say; who else could you be!

I decided to insert something that happened on Christmas day a few years ago that I think brings into focus something else mentioned in this fine article of yours about Jesus being a myth or a figure copied from some previous beliefs. Here in what I’ve quoted is the impetus for what I decided to share; “First, the myths that actually pre-date Jesus’ time bear virtually no resemblance to the particular details of Jesus’ life. A host of alleged similarities turn out to be nonexistent. Whatever parallels remain are usually far too general to be significant.

According to historian Tryggve Mettinger, the scholar who has done the most recent exhaustive study of this question, there simply is “no prima facie” evidence that the death and Resurrection of Jesus is a mythological construct, drawing on the myths and rites of the dying and rising gods of the surrounding world.”

Here is a real experience I had that I hope will become more obvious why I mention it after you’ve had a chance to read it.

Leading up to Christmas and right on Christmas this phony and deceptive guy who was commenting on a post kept twisting truth like the Devil to make Jesus nothing more than some guy like Muhammad he said or even less actually. His denouncing Jesus and Christianity therefore on Christmas set me off onto my mission, as he would not stop it no matter how many important things I tried to explain to him.  He was a clever deceiver.  He did however stop after this piece I wrote to him on the post!

Aツaz Your own words; “live the way you want and not dictate as you are just a human and not a messenger of GOD, like Jesus and Muhammad were.” Muslim hoax” I am wondering how you equate a “hoax” with facts of an Islamic Empire”

Wonder NO MORE, Pay attention and learn of your blaspheming error! You have a huge inaccuracy that needs to be corrected!  Saying that Jesus is another prophet like Muhammad is blasphemous.  First Jesus was not a mere prophet but was God Himself and therefore the Redeemer and Savior of Mankind as he said. Muhammad was only a supposed prophet and there is irrefutable evidence in the historical text of the time he lived that points to his being an outright liar and heretic as well as a criminal and child molester along with his being a polygamist! The following statements are highly accurate and actually proven. To read more on this check out  “Sword and Scimitar” by Raymond Ibrahim.

“In 632, only months before he died, Muhammad apparently met for the first time with a Christian community as such. An official delegation of Christians, probably led by a bishop, came to Mecca from Najran in Yemen. After engaging the Christians in discussion, the Prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the revelation followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that ‘Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God.’ According to the Quran Jesus was only a servant; Jesus the son of Mary was no more than an apostle of God. Quranic verses dealing with Jesus’ death have been interpreted differently by commentators, but generally they have been taken to mean that Jesus did not die by crucifixion. For Christians the Quran has thus served as a denial of Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross and of the reality of the Trinity.” (Oxford University Press)

This was a Heretical attack directed upon God’s plan, which was foretold by all the previous prophets going all the way back to Abraham. This attack on Christmas Day and denial of what Jesus Christ said regarding who He was; to me makes such a person Anti-Christ and supportive of the Devil or all that is unholy. And Christianity is backed up with solid historical evidence and prophecy over much time by many prophets.

After this experience on Christmas Day which I never in my entire life had any such blatant Anti-Christ in my face attack, and of all things on Christmas Day activities, tells me that we are in the end times because the time is drawing near for God to return and such lashing out to me is a sort of barometer of the spiritual warfare that is taking place seen and unseen and how it is heating up!  Of course I could be off by many years but this is my hunch as there are so many signs; and I was attacked by evil several years ago to stop me from being the witness and faithful one to Jesus that I am trying to be for Jesus our Lord and Savior.  A woman of a Christian order told me back then when attacked that there was a reason I was suffering for Jesus, and it would become apparent at some point in the future, why I was being prepared!  Now I see in retrospect that God did want me to do something for Him, and it could be just to be doing as I am or maybe something more; like a priest told me recently, pray, wait and see!

After writing this and posting it back at the time I got some very good positive feedback that I addressed which follows.

Yes I agree and I also believe much of this evil we see happening around the world has been on the increase or gets much more visibility because the Evil One is working at a fever pitch to ruin mankind and destroy it!  Satan is real and the second coming is close at hand!  The Lord said be prepared and not be caught unawares!  He will come like a thief in the night!  Those that do these evils will be judged and those that follow Jesus in paths of righteousness will be given Salvation!

I truly appreciate that you understand how much I detest pain and suffering that is inflicted upon the innocent whether they be human or other animal beings while so many stand by doing nothing to change the equation!  We that are humans that allow any atrocities to continue unabated are guilty of at least indifference.

I want to add that if more people would pay attention to what really matters; what is going on right in front of them in their personal world, and Humans behaved as such to each other, things could take a turn for the better!

You ask Who and how are we to judge?  We as humans with high intellect capacity can set standards by which to live using morality as a bench mark tool, do the terms “have a heart” or “having a conscience” come to mind?   Otherwise, listening to your prescription we can have a world of” helter-skelter” and “devil may care” or “anything goes” if we follow your line of thinking, and that is what we have in some places around the globe already, even here in America.  We should seek improvement in human behavior!  We also can and should utilize the Holy Scriptures given to us by God to follow as a guide by which to live and treat all life!  The priest wasn’t condoning bad behavior; he was merely stating fact that some people don’t think right or properly and that is a problem they have and that we can’t change or do much about it, unless they want to change themselves!  The priest means we all have Free Will that God gave to all humans and how they use it is up to each one, they can’t be forced!

Regarding this brutal animal treatment.  You for example need to readdress your thinking processes and that is your problem and up to you alone to take care of it, your own responsibility!  Unless you break a specific societal law you can carry on the same way the rest of your life or you can make some adjustments and evolve yourself to a better standard of behavior, just like those people that eat dog or cat can!   Would any of them be persons you would enjoy being with and sharing your personal life; or having them over to watch your children playing with their puppy dog or kitten?  That would surely be sending some mixed messages to your little ones wouldn’t it!  Abhorrent behavior is easily recognized by children and what do you think would be their reaction to this post and any video of the dog and cat slaughter?  Disgusting and horrible, its adults that become wicked and soulless or lack conscience!  This Yulin slaughter is an unnatural and wicked idea or practice no doubt in my mind and that is not judging it is discernment or thinking properly! Asking myself what would Jesus say right now if He were here with me as I decide what to make of a certain action or behavior!  Jesus is in my heart and my conscience as well! We all know what kind of person has no conscience or feeling in their heart for others whether people or animals!; they are some of the most frightening diabolical people on earth!

“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal” (Proverbs 12:10).

We are to be “imitators of Christ.” Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd. all-creatures.org

Colossians 2:1-23 “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” Amen and Amen.

God’s blessings to you all. May anyone lost find their faith in Him!

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

The existence of God: Jesus a historical figure? (part 2)

By Richard Simmons III, Op-ed Contributor| Thursday, June 03, 2021

Jesus historian
“I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.” – H.G. Wells, Novelist and Historian | Unsplash @jontyso
As hard as this might be to believe, there are some people convinced that Jesus was not a man of history but some type of mythical figure. They claim the Resurrection story was based on ancient myths of religious figures who rose from the dead. These mythological stories were written many years before the Christian myth was written.

However, there are no credible historical scholars who make this claim.

In the wonderful bookThe Story of Reality, Greg Koukl confronts this issue head on. He has read extensively from the trained historians who have gone back to the earliest records of these ancient accounts. Here is what those historians have discovered.

  • A close look at the primary sources shows two things that are startling given the popularity of this view. First, the myths that actually pre-date Jesus’ time bear virtually no resemblance to the particular details of Jesus’ life. A host of alleged similarities turn out to be nonexistent. Whatever parallels remain are usually far too general to be significant.
  • According to historian Tryggve Mettinger, the scholar who has done the most recent exhaustive study of this question, there simply is “no prima facie” evidence that the death and Resurrection of Jesus is a mythological construct, drawing on the myths and rites of the dying and rising gods of the surrounding world.
  • Second, mythical accounts of the mystery-religion gods that actually do bear some resemblance to Jesus’ life unfortunately (for the theory) show up after his time. This fact creates a problem for the recycled redeemer view since it looks very much like those stories were copied from the Gospels, not the other way around. Clearly, the child cannot come before the parent. The “recycled” version must appear in the historical record after the one it allegedly came from, not before it.

It is also important to recognize the number of ancient historians, who lived during the time of Christ, and wrote of Him.

Historian Gary Habermas details a total of thirty-nine ancient sources documenting the life of Christ. Some of these were Christian historians, but many of them were not. To put this into perspective, there are only nine ancient sources that mention Tiberius Caesar. Only nine. Here we find an emperor of Rome who ruled for twenty-two years, yet there are only nine ancient sources that mention him while there are thirty-nine sources that speak of Jesus. Of these thirty-nine, several mention Jesus in just a paragraph or two while others write of him extensively.

These include Cornelius Tacitus, considered the greatest historian of the Roman Empire who was born in 57 A.D., and Justin Martyr, who lived from 65 A.D. to 110 A.D. and wrote extensively of Jesus. Then you have Flavius Josephus, touted as the greatest Jewish historian of antiquity and who wrote about the life of Christ. He was born in 37 A.D., just after Jesus’ death.

So abundant is the testimony pointing to Christ’s historical existence that Dr. F.F. Bruce, professor of biblical criticism at the University of Manchester in England, suggests that reputable historians could not possibly propagate this theory.

“Some writers may toy with the fancy of a ‘Christ myth,’ but they do not do so on the ground of historical evidence. The historicity of Christ is as axiomatic for an unbiased historian as the historicity of Julius Caesar.”

Scott Appleby, a professor of Church History at Notre Dame, concurs:

“There’s no ‘real doubt’ that Jesus existed,” he said. “What Jesus of Nazareth did and what he means is a different question. But on the question of the existence, there is more evidence of the existence of Jesus of Nazareth than there would be for many other historical people who actually existed.

Not only did Jesus actually exist, but he actually had some kind of prominence to be mentioned in two or three chronicles.”

What I also find interesting is the number of religious skeptics who clearly are convinced that Jesus was a legitimate historical figure.

Will Durant, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who wrote the most successful work of history, the eleven-volume The Story of Civilizationconcludes his material on Christ this way:

“No one reading these scenes can doubt the reality of the figure behind them…”

The skeptic and famed Irish historian W.E.H. Lecky says this:

“The character of Jesus has not only been the highest pattern of virtue, but the strongest incentive in its practice, and has exerted so deep an influence, that it may be truly said that the simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists.”

Most significantly, from Mark Clark’s The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity listen to the words of the great historian H.G. Wells:

“I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.”

Finally, this last point needs to be given strong consideration. Today the world’s calendars are built around the birth of Christ. History is divided into events that took place before His birth and those that took place after His birth. This is clearly an indication of the extent to which Western culture was shaped by this man Jesus. It is quite obvious that something of universal importance began with the historical figure of Jesus. Truly, no one could have possibly invented the person of Christ.

I close with this question posed by Jesus himself in Matthew 16:15, “But who do you say that I am?”


This article, Part 2 of my 3-part series, is an essay from my newest book Reflections on the Existence of God. The book lays out, in short essays, much of the evidence for the existence of God that is available. We should seek to take the evidence offered and use it to make reasonable conclusions. What you will find is, as the evidence accumulates, it enables us to come to confident conclusions about God. Who He is. And, that He truly is.

Richard Simmons III

Richard E. Simmons III is a Christian author, speaker, and the Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership, a non-profit, faith-based ministry in Birmingham, Alabama.  His best-selling titles include The True Measure of a ManThe Power of a Humble LifeWisdom: Life’s Great Treasure, and his newest book, Reflections on the Existence of God.  Follow Richard on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @thecenterbham.  Tune in to Richard’s Reliable Truth Podcast on your favorite podcast app.

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The Devil Gets His Due as Biden Goes Helter Skelter

“What is most troubling is that the minions of the Democratic Party now feel comfortable in giving the proverbial finger to the Vatican”

Franklin Graham blasts Biden administration for raising LGBT flag at Vatican

‘What an insult’

 
Republication by Lawrence Morra III

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June 7, 2021

I ask you are we in the Twilight Zone or is this Twilight’s Last Gleaming?

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The Vatican and US Bishops Conference have been talking just recently about Puppet POTUS Joe Biden not being in alignment with the teachings of the Catholic Church and Holy Scriptures so therefore many priests have refused him the Consecrated Holy Eucharist Sacrament during Mass.  I’ve said for years the man blasphemes God daily so there isn’t even anything to discuss other than banning him from the Church period!  Now this outright evil maniac makes his True Colors be Known and attacks the faith and Jesus Christ with this overt evil act to not only tell the Catholic Church and its hierarchy to jump in a lake but he’s telling God Almighty the same thing!  That is outright transgression against God which is the same thing Satan did before God tossed him out of the heavenly Divine Kingdom of God, making Lucifer the leader of the fallen angels that are damned for eternity.  Now the Devil is getting his due with this fraudulently installed not elected counterfeit POTUS acting not only as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful country on earth but is now also beyond any shadow of a doubt America’s Man of Perdition lock stock and barrel!

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The left is so miserable hate driven by fears of rejection, they derailed themselves into Oblivion. They will be in the history book as unstable, unhinged, liar’s, without a clue of what America is about. It’s not about prejudice , skin color , racism , they have supported , ANTIFA , removal of ICE , cop shootings , sanctuary cities and states , immorality , and the lying media . Accusations about Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and impeachment, and they haven’t been right on anything.  The Democratic Party has gone on a campaign to remove law and order.  They’ll never tell you the truth, and supported by the repetitive liars of the MSM news.  

Franklin Graham is absolutely correct and such a good Christian to speak out about this horrendous thing Biden and the whole Dem party have done and are doing to America and now even God’s Church; they are pure evil as I’ve been saying for years.  I wrote a blog a while ago contrasting preacher Graham’s father the wonderful Christian man and preacher for so many years Billy Graham.  And I want to include the link to that so you can consider it with what I see is a very similar contrast I made of Billy Graham a man of God to a brutal evil man of Satan Josef Stalin who was definitely serving the Devil and I tell you I got shivers today when I read this article quoting Franklin Graham as I see how back when evil was so rampant in the world through someone like Stalin and how now I see no difference of the type of evil that dwells in this Man of Perdition Biden.  Biden is doing all he can to push the Nation, We the People and world to outright disaster and Pandemonium or Helter-Skelter; to help Satan get as many souls as he can down into hell!

Stay true to your heritage, love your God, and his only begotten Son Jesus Christ.

And that is all she wrote folks!

Two Men;One a Servant of God the Other a Minion of Satan

Pandemic to Pandemonium

Lawrence Morra III

FAITH UNDER FIRE
Franklin Graham blasts Biden administration for raising LGBT flag at Vatican
‘What an insult’

Jack Davis, The Western Journal By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published June 4, 2021 at 4:03pm

The Biden administration’s balloon of self-congratulations for posting the LGBT flag at embassies to mark Pride Month is being punctured by multiple critics who say doing so at its embassy to the Holy See is a conscious insult to the Catholic Church, of which President Joe Biden is a member.

Weeks ago, the administration announced that it would abandon the one-flag policy of former President Donald Trump, who insisted that the American flag be flown alone in front of America’s diplomatic outposts.

This week, the Biden administration celebrated what critics called in-your-face disrespect to the Catholic Church by posting on Twitter a photo of the LGBT flag outside the embassy to the Vatican.

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The administration was taken to task by Rev. Franklin Graham.

“Shame on our State Department for allowing the American Embassy at the Vatican to fly the LGBTQ pride flag. What an insult to the Catholic Church!” Graham posted on his Facebook page and Twitter.

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Shame on our State Department for allowing the American Embassy at the Vatican to fly the LGBTQ pride flag. What an insult to the Catholic Church! This flag is promoting an agenda, not a country, and to give it equal billing with the American flag is wrong. It seems that the Biden Administration has no limits on how far they will go to offend the Catholic Church. President Donald J. Trump had a one-flag rule—only one flag could be flown on the American flagpole at our embassies—and that was the American flag. Isn’t that how it should be?

“This flag is promoting an agenda, not a country, and to give it equal billing with the American flag is wrong. It seems that the Biden Administration has no limits on how far they will go to offend the Catholic Church,” he wrote.

“President Donald J. Trump had a one-flag rule — only one flag could be flown on the American flagpole at our embassies — and that was the American flag. Isn’t that how it should be?” he wrote.

Graham was not alone:

 

 
Robert Sparkman
 
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Biden is just basically giving the middle finger to God.
US Embassy to Vatican flies LGBT ‘Pride’ flag for month of June
The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it was displaying the rainbow LGBT “Pride” flag for the month of June, which is celebrated as LGBT “Pride” month.
 
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Author John McNichol, a Catholic, said the Biden administration is blatantly showing disrespect for the Catholic Church.

“I am thoroughly disgusted. In my opinion, given the Catholic faith’s stance on homosexual activity, such an action has less in common with attaining and promoting equal rights for people than it does a slap in the face to the Catholic faith for its stances,” he wrote, according to Life Site News.

“It is, regrettably, an action typical of the current American administration’s hostility to authentic Catholicism,” he wrote, adding that Catholic-bashing now has a partisan tinge.

“What is most troubling is that the minions of the Democratic Party now feel comfortable in giving the proverbial finger to the Vatican. I cannot think of another group or nation who would be so blatantly targeted and openly disrespected for its views or policies. Is the Biden administration going to fly the flag of Amnesty International, Free Tibet, or other such symbols at the American embassies in China? Methinks not.”

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Why You Should Disable ‘Amazon Sidewalk’

“2% of the people on earth are going to be controlling the other 98%”

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Republication by: Lawrence Morra III

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June 7, 2021

Here we go, not only do we have a Democrat party that proved beyond any doubt how much they love Lock-Downs and Mandated Edicts to push us all around and tell us what we can or cannot do and with whom, just running slipshod on our Constitutional and personal God given freedoms, with their Agenda!  Which is to become the only party ruling America, and thereby taking control of our People’s Government once and for all.  In order to Control everyone of us like so many State owned subjects, putting us into a state of  indentured servitude; making slaves of all the people while they rule from their High Big Tech Perches in Washington!  This current Fiasco Party is blowing Trillions of Dollars like its falling out of the sky and intentionally not creating good jobs but keeping masses of citizens on unemployment making a giant welfare class that fits their plan; pushing America into a Giant Sinkhole of Debt; that will not only place the United States on the Precipice of DOOM but will in short order make America the New Venezuelan failed state Cousin in the Americas!

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Anyone that things all of  tis High Tech quick paced change is a coincidence is tally out to lunch and for all intent and purposes brainless or brain-dead!  This is all being orchestrated by the Government Democrat Party directives in association with the CIA, FBI, DHS, NSA and even the DOD!  The election was absolutely a FRAUD and had to be won by the Puppet POTUS Biden and company in order to quickly get us into the modality of Martial Law and onto Totalitarian Control!

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I’ve written so much in previous postings to hopefully just get the world out to more of us peon citizens who  are being screwed over six ways to Sunday by out lying evil government!  Folks, I say for the “Technology Race or World of Machines” coupled with Artificial Intelligence and the lessening of value or importance of human beings; we’re ever increasingly being gradually subjugated to become slaves to technology while being placed in a Huge Microwave Oven.

That said, as the NWO cult/cartel race toward one huge “cashless” world population that will fall right in line with having the “Mark” and nobody will buy or sell unless they are branded with this “Mark of allegiance” to the beast NWO system ruled by the antichrist.

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I wrote relating to this 5G related technology and how I’ve seen the merging or fusing together of people’s lives with AI and the internet or cloud as already upon us to a great extent, and, evil people like Bill Gates and his equally hideous partner in crime wife Melinda are in that NWO group up there with Xi Jinping, Assad and Putin along with many tyrants or atheist dictators who are signing up!  Also, some information here indicates how the Nano Tech plan is reality and being used perhaps already without our being aware or giving any permission, as indicated with the Chem Trails or even genetic altering technologies applied to food and water.  This coupled with getting the planet wired or all the digital devices and computers all hooked up and us with them will me you will never e free or have ANY PRIVACY again.  They will own us inside and out!  General Michal Flynn had said early this year, “that we Americans better do what it takes to resist, because if not 2% of the people on earth are going to be controlling the other 98%!”

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And, if they are in such a hurry to accomplish these nefarious, diabolical criminal goals and put a stop to the major improvements Trump made in our economy and over all Nation’s capability to prosper and protect itself from all enemies, while Obama had invited the enemies to come into our nation and deride it like, Muslim Jihadists in Minnesota from Somalia, Omar or AOC and others who have continually attacked and put down America with vicious vitriol and hate toward true American Patriots and Jews, basically our Judaeo-Christian heritage and Constitution; this only spells out that the cataclysmic event is just right around the corner for things to have gotten this stark naked mean and ugly in ya face now, otherwise it would have been a slow raising of the heat in the “American Melting Pot” the way the analogy goes about the “frog in the kettle of water” that is brought up to a boil ever so slowing so that it never realizes whats happening and doesn’t get the opportunity to leap out before its already too late, and, in a boiling water being cooked alive! 5G is part of this bringing the conditions up to a boil, but, these political ramifications are all out destroy from within mechanisms, meant to cause division and turmoil among us all, to divide and conquer and then when the “Nano Cloud Techno System” is in place it will be too late and we will wake one day to be told this is how you will live, that you must take this coding Mark or you must and will die!

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Of course the “Weaponized Plan-Demic” was the “coup de grâce” death blow to a roaring economy that Trump established and which guaranteed his reelection with no struggle, and, now reversed the great trade agreement he hammered out with corrupt China making them pay their fair share and stop ripping off America!  So, the motivation was there for the evil players and minions of hell, Dem Party and CCP to come up with such an outlandish scheme to cause all this havoc and ruin, while paving the way to NWO global population control and submission to the beast; which has put the world at war!  The man-made war in conjunction with the bigger spiritual all out final war!

To many it does appear our backs are up against the wall and we may not be able to do much about all of this; that is a mistake to think such a thing, because the good news is this was all foretold in and through Biblical Prophecy thousands of years ago and means Jesus Christ is coming soon which this all proves out the reality of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ absolutely and unequivocally being who He claimed to be; “so we have nothing to fear but fear itself;” as God’s plan will come out the way it was always meant to, and, all of His saved children will be with Him in Paradise!

Lawrence Morra III

 

Dear CHD Friend,

On June 8, Amazon will activate Amazon Sidewalk, a mass wireless sharing network. Users of all Amazon smart devices will be automatically enrolled, without consent, unless they opt out by disabling the network settings.

The Amazon Sidewalk network will allow shared internet use up to within about a half-mile radius of the Amazon device. In effect, this network is part of the creation of “smart cities.”

Amazon Sidewalk includes a “Community Finding” feature that allows people outside of your home to connect with Amazon’s servers through your Alexa, Echo, Ring and related smart devices.

Violation of privacy, personal data and safety

Most people have no idea the network will be activated on June 8, or that they will be automatically connected without consent. Even fewer understand the full implications.

Being part of the Amazon “smart” networks increases the chances devices and information will be hacked, as “smart” wireless devices are prone to hacking. Amazon has been sued by Ring users whose devices were hacked — some received ransom demands.

How to opt out and disable settings

Anyone who doesn’t want to be automatically enrolled in Amazon Sidewalk on June 8 can opt out by disabling the network on their Amazon devices. Here’s how:

Open the Alexa app:

  1. Open “more” and select “settings.”
  2. Select “account settings.”
  3. Select “Amazon Sidewalk.”
  4. Turn Amazon Sidewalk “off.”

Customers with Echo devices can update their Amazon Sidewalk preferences anytime from “settings” in the Alexa app. If users have linked Ring and Amazon accounts, their Sidewalk preferences on either the Alexa or Ring app will apply to eligible Echo and Ring devices.

Amazon is banking on millions of customers who aren’t aware of this upcoming activation on June 8. Share this information, including the health risks and violation of privacy and safety online, with your neighbors, family and friends. Encourage them to opt out and to share this article.

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