Six Guidelines for Voting One Week from Tuesday | Bob Russell

wo things continue to disturb me about the current Presidential campaign.  First, like most Americans, I am deeply troubled that the two candidates are so terribly flawed.  I know there has never been a perfect candidate but this campaign is overstating the case.  Someone said, “America is a country where anyone can become President and this election proves it!”

Even more troubling to me is that Christian people are so divided over it.  Believers are accusing one another of denying the faith and abandoning all sense of reason because they hold to a different opinion as to the proper response on voting day.

Last week I opened four emails in a row urging me to take a Godly stand on the election.  Two pleaded with me to use my blog to instruct people why they should vote for Donald Trump: “It’s about the Supreme Court!”  The two others insisted that any endorsement of Trump would be an offense to God and would result in evangelical Christians losing all credibility with the world.  One on each side contained nasty and inflammatory language.

We all wish this situation was different but it is what it is.  Here are six suggestions that may help determine your vote if you’re still undecided; but more importantly I hope they will help us to, “… live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16).

Click below to read the 6 guidelines.

http://www.bobrussell.org/six-guidelines-for-voting-one-week-from-tuesday/

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Sonny Day Devos – Window Watching

Window Watching by Sonny Childs

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but don’t ever forget, it is the quiet time alone with God that feeds the soul. If you must skip one, skip breakfast.

It has been my custom to get up early each morning and stand before a window to enjoy the sunrise with my Father. The day brightens slowly, then comes the highlight of my morning. The sun slashes through the clouds like streams of light breaking through old cracks in painted glass.

I strain my eyes to look beyond the horizon, between the clouds and into the realm of my Father. That’s when I hear Him say, “Be patient my son. Be strong. One day soon I will call you home. One day soon you will see all I have prepared for you beyond the painted glass.”

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Isaiah 26:8-9 (NIV)

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.”

Do you long for the presence of God? Do you anticipate and fascinate about His interaction? When the Creator becomes the desire of the heart the created becomes the joy of the Creator. Take delight in Him and He will delight in you. Know God, know peace.

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A cool story of how God works

Some time before church on Sunday, a lady told our song leader that the tune of a certain hymn had been running through her mind and asked if he would lead it during the singing portion of the service. So, he does. The hymn was Open My Eyes, that I May See. Unbeknownst to both of them, the sermon of the day was entitled Open My Eyes and the minister (my dad) had chosen to play a video of a song with the title of Open Our eyes. But then it gets better! Before the hymn was led by the song leader and the title of the sermon revealed, the man heading the Lord’s table quoted Helen Keller as reportedly saying, ” the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” He then said something about needing to have our eyes open.

So, there was no doubt in the minds of anyone paying attention that God absolutely wanted to give us the message of being alert, and our eyes focused on Him.

This is not the first time such things have happened. Praise God for that, and for the little miracles that remind us He is still in control!

 

 

TheBlaze STORIES THEBLAZE TV RADIO SUBSCRIBE BLOG CONTRIBUTORS BOOKS SHOP HOT TOPICS: TheBlaze TVMizzouCampaign 2016Islamic StateParis Attacks 1.6M 429K 31.8K 15.8K FAITH Michele Bachmann’s End Times Claims About ‘Biblical Prophecy’ Included Something That Now Has This Famous Rabbi Calling for a Retraction

A prominent rabbi is speaking out against comments that were made earlier this month by former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who discussed the end times during a radio program and said that Christians should share Jesus Christ with everyone, “even among the Jews.”

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of the book “Kosher Jesus” and founder of the World Values Network — a group devoted to defending the state of Israel — is now calling on Bachmann to ”retract ‘misguided’ comments about bringing Jews into Christianity.”

“The Jewish state of Israel truly is a miracle of the hand of God. This is a fulfillment of God’s word,” Bachmann said during the interview. “We recognize the shortness of the hour and that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, he’s coming soon.” CONTINUE

Where is the urgency?

Very few ministers of God’s Word are discussing the return of Jesus and the upcoming tribulation. Those who may mention it, in regards mostly to the moral decline of America, do not seem to have a sense of urgency in their messages. Jesus is coming back, folks! Look around you! The signs are EVERYWHERE. The rapture is imminent and just around the corner. This should make ALL of us, not just preachers, have a sense of urgency to spread the Word. If you really believe that what you believe is really real, then now is the time to shout it!

I don’t even know how to begin…

so let this be a stream-of-consciousness open letter to any who will read it. I feel an overwhelming pull to say a few things. I have had this nudging for a few days, but placed it on the back burner until I could organize my thoughts. My thoughts are still not organized, but the nudging has become a full blown shove. So here we go.

We have the IS executing its reign of terror throughout the middle east. Would-be jihadists up to evil deeds throughout the entire world. Even naïve, “searching-for-something-bigger-than-they-are” Americans are joining the fray. Meanwhile, our media and government are hell-bent on convincing us that Islam has nothing to do with the senseless slaughters.

History is rewritten and revised daily. When we turn on the news, we don’t know if what is reported is true, the wild imaginings of a narcissist or propaganda and deception devised by the satanically-driven global leaders who are determined to see the NWO become a reality.

After announcing America’s policy on terror as “strategic patience”, our president has now decided that maybe something ought to be done about the IS after all.  I’m not sure I believe that either, but I digress. So, for all appearances, we are now entering a “mini” (?) war on IS and extremism.

Let’s not forget Putin’s not-so-little tantrum. He is a kettle about to blow.

Looks like we are headed for WWIII folks.

That’s just the beginning. We are a nation that delights in SIN. Yes, SIN. That is the proper term for the rampant immorality that is calling good evil and evil good.

People are being deceived left and right, in all areas. The worst thing is, many suspect things are bad but are too self-absorbed or complacent to even care.

Everyone makes their own reality nowadays and we are told that is acceptable. So long as we all tolerate one another’s reality, we should be allowed to do and speak as we please. God forbid anyone dare JUDGE another. Even, or shall I say especially, within our churches.

The only reality that is not acceptable is that which is literally taught in the Bible. Folks, I have news for you, it is the ONLY reality. It does not matter what we think, how we feel or what we want; there is an actual black and white reality.

Why do you think God referred to Himself as I AM? That’s because, HE IS, and He has a thing or two to say about the affairs of man and his future. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the tab above entitled How I Know the Bible is True. Still don’t believe me? Then I double dog dare you to ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you.  What have you got to lose? This world is going to hell, whether you believe in one or not is irrelevant. You know things are bad. Jesus is the answer. Time is running out.

Scoffers Waxing Worse and Worse

Scoffers Waxing Worse and Worse by Jan Markell

Scoffing has hit a whole new level but be of good cheer, it means the hour is very late.

If you have perused headlines recently, or watched a TV news hour, you are stunned at what’s going on. I am every morning as I post headlines here. I let them sink in and I shake my head. When has the world been in this much chaos? When have people been this unhappy, confused, addicted, pagan, angry and tuned out?

So Hollywood is making the apocalypse a joke in two movies:This is the End and Rapture Palooza. The latter features a scene where Jesus is blown out of the sky as He returns in His Second Coming. It doesn’t get any more outrageous. (What if a movie shot Mohammed or Allah out of the sky?!) And one movie critic states, “Satan, God, and Jesus are ultimately killed, leaving non-believers to live in peace.”

Well, not quite because that’s not the way it will happen. And if “the end” plays out sooner rather than later, the producers of such nonsense will not be laughing for long.

Sadly, it’s not just the pagans doing the mocking and scoffing, however. Many Christians, churches, and even entire denominations have similar attitudes. And while they are hardly as offensive, the end result is similar. Read More