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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

Texas Ban On Most Abortions Goes Into Effect

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oops.  Sadly, due to the pregnancy hrmone being included in shots girls and women received over the last five or more decades,  

there are ten times as many or more than that (according to recently read reports this year of fertility clinics)  spontaneous miscarriages as there are live births,  as the womans body causes the fetus to abort  ,   antibodies etc treating the fetus as a foreign object instead of nurturing the life as God meant.

One or more African countries have sued or tried to sue the WHO , the USA,  Pharmacy,  etc because population control was included in the vaccines they were given by the millions,  without telling them at times (most times).

This has been going on for decades, btw - it is not something new,  and there is no known way to change it since the drug makers have the money , the power, the control,  the oversight,  and so on far greater than any government or governments on earth have.   Bribery of course is rampant.  (formerly called lobbyists , et al) .

Note that decades ago also,  one so-called church told me that they had voted for a certain president who won, 

for five reasons.  One reason was because he was anti-abortion.  

When I pointed out that he had paid for over a million abortions per year,  they got very quiet instantly - they had no feasible nor reasonable response.

Oh,  the other four reasons they had voted for him and were proudly strutting around as if they had actually helped to get him elected (they did not),    the other four reasons all turned out to be false also.    Instead of learning or repenting of their pride and false nationalism ,  they simply went on their merry way continuing to congratulate one another without seeking the truth at all.

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39 minutes ago, SureWord said:

You really think they will stop abortions?

I gotta bridge.

 

My prayer is that abortions will eventually stop. I know this looks highly unlikely, but God can do anything. For now, I am thanking Him for stopping any abortions in America. Murders stopped are murders stopped, after all. I know we live in what seems more and more like a modern version of pagan Rome. Romans left babies with defects or that were unwanted outside as trash for the dogs to eat them. We murder babies while in the womb for the same reasons. So, I know what my prayer is up against, but I celebrate any victories God gives us in praise to Him. I know that abortion will only truly end when Christ returns and punishes the wicked. 

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57 minutes ago, Steven Yeadon said:

Woot! Most abortions are now illegal in Texas! We are gaining ground against the murder of unborn babies! Hopefully the momentum for justice keeps up!

https://www.foxnews.com/us/supreme-court-votes-5-4-to-leave-texas-abortion-law-in-place?fbclid=IwAR1qhE6-0p3oPXY4V6yQZgBE-U7fL7tnLXwErEu1hkhJFW5r-AOoTSU4p_c

Coming to Florida soon hopefully.

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Didn't a judge just block this? And does anyone believe this will be enforced? The only thing it ensures is you can't be sued or fired for not wanting to carry out an abortion as a doctor or nurse. Most abortions are performed before six weeks anyway. 

 

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