Dear KMAG: 20210228 Open Topic

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The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.


And,


My Thoughts Are Higher . . .

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) “. . . my word that goes out from my mouth . . . will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)

A while ago we read about a very few top-level details concerning possible clandestine contingency operations carried out simultaneously against enemy assets located inside this country, and against enemy actions that take place outside the borders of the US. These operations are completely unfathomable to us without a lot more detail . . . and a few more synapses in our craniums would probably be necessary, too.

We also look around and see the corruption, violence, child trafficking, perversions, and general air of hatred that appears to be growing in our country and it’s bewildering that God allows this to happen.

Now, compare us trying to understand these clandestine operational plans, and understanding why our country is deteriorating with trying to understand the plans and purposes of the Person who spoke the universe into being. The whole difficulty for us is that we’re finite beings, trying to understand God, the Infinite.

So, what does God really mean when He says, ‘my thoughts are higher than your thoughts’?

In Isaiah 55, the Lord invites Israel to return to an abundant life in Him. God reminds them that only He can supply what they need. He then says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. . . . As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (verses 8–9).

A loving parent does things for a child that the child doesn’t understand. Likewise, the Lord loves, guides, protects, and provides for us in ways we don’t understand. His thoughts are higher than ours. As an infinite Being with infinite wisdom, God knows and understands things we cannot comprehend. We are wise when we bow to that knowledge rather than demand that He do things our way.

We live in a material world, so our natural focus is primarily on our physical needs. But when our thoughts are centered on mundane matters, we miss what God wants to show us. He is beyond time and space. His thoughts are always on the big picture. Our thoughts are earthly; His are heavenly. Our thoughts are limited; His are unlimited and unsearchable.

When God promises that “all things work together for the good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28), His definition of good may not match ours. We may not see our struggles as leading to anything good because we can’t see into the future. We cannot know how God’s work in our lives will impact ourselves and countless others. He sees the whole picture; we see only the frame. Lost in our lowly thoughts, we cannot fathom the higher plan of God. That’s why we have to trust Him when we don’t understand.

In Jeremiah 29:11 God expresses some of His higher thoughts toward Israel: “For I know the plans I have for you, . . . plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” In this verse, God promised that the Israelites, exiled in Babylon, would one day return to their homeland. He encouraged them not to give up or think that the Lord had abandoned them. His thoughts toward them were higher than they could imagine, and they had to put their faith in His promises, even while enduring His discipline (2 Kings 21:14; Jeremiah 29:14). God was reminding His children that He can see around corners and into a future that they could not see. As God’s children today, this verse also applies to us, knowing that God’s thoughts toward each of us are on a higher plane than our own.

When God allows sorrow and pain to enter the lives of His beloved children, it’s because His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He intends to use our difficulties to produce the character of Christ in us (Romans 8:29). He comforts us in our troubles so that we can learn to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4).

His goals for us are higher than our goals for ourselves because His thoughts always have an eternal dimension. Our experiences are small pieces in a giant puzzle that stretches across human history from beginning to end. We may not understand our part in the puzzle, but we can trust that God does. As we surrender to His plan, we set aside our earth-bound thoughts and allow His higher thoughts to direct our paths (see Proverbs 3:5–6).

*https://www.gotquestions.org/my-thoughts-are-higher-than-your-thoughts.html

On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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bflyjesusgrl

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michaelh

We delivered over 1 million doses on the last day of my administration

There was no vaccine when Joe was at White House

I don’t think he said that in a malicious way . . . I think he honestly said that because he didn’t know what the h3!! was happening

michaelh

2nd Amendment is under far greater attack than you know . . . but we saved it
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michaelh

Border Patrol and ICE are some of the great heroes of our country – some incredible people
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michaelh

I got us out of the China puppet WHO

Why are we paying $500M and China is paying $39M?

Cuz the people who made the deal are stupid.
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michaelh

not 10k, not 11k, but 42k jobs

They didn’t talk about that during the debates!
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michaelh

Energy Independence!
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michaelh

Windmills are a disaster
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bflyjesusgrl

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Charlie

Excited to see the President. Now I know why I loved him so, the truth teller.
Awful speech of reality and truth. America needs us more now than ever.

bflyjesusgrl

It’s barely been 40 days, We cannot take 4 years of Creepy.

Concerned Virginian

I just do not understand what’s going on here. Maybe I was wrong to think that REALPOTUS would ride in on a white horse, surrounded by military brass, and tell us that RobberJoe, KamaHarr, and their handlers were being arrested.
Four years of KamaHarr (since RobberJoe will be removed quite soon), with a DeepState / Cabal handpicked VP replacement, and the United States of America will be a combination of the current Venezuela + sending our military back into endless wars, with the resultant fiatmoney that will explode the national debt well past the unable-to-pay-back line. And the DeepState / Cabal will laugh all the way to the (Rothschild’s) bank.

Asking for 74+ million of We, The People who voted to re-elect REALPOTUS Donald Trump. Is there something I’m missing?

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RF121

Not missing anything. They stole the election. The swamp won this round.

pgroup2

I recall DJT saying words to the effect that it’s not over until the grounded fighter stays down. Sure looks like that’s what happened here.

michaelh

We’re losing women’s sports

Lots of records being smashed with ease

holly

He’s doing great! Seems like we are in the “showing people” stage of things.

para59r

The compare and contrast can not be more plain.

holly

People are seeing how bad it can be.”

michaelh

Some people said “that’s going to be controversial”

That’s ok, you haven’t heard anything yet

michaelh

A party of love

Outside see how many people are there

The FLAGS!!!
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michaelh

Keep and Bear Arms
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michaelh

Space Force!
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bflyjesusgrl

🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 SPACE FORCE 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀 🚀

michaelh

Respect our great American flag!
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Wolf Moon

BLESSED BY GOD!!!

michaelh

WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!

michaelh

We loved Ronald Reagan
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But we didn’t hear this with Reagan

It’s a great honor

GA/FL

An exceptional nation – blessed by GOD!

Charlie

Hey cocaine Mitch, back stabber McCarthy, Lincoln Project Cheney it’s not and never will be your party! Traitors!

michaelh

We reject Cancel Culture!
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Gingersmom2009

I understand the compare/contrast — but aside from throwing in a couple of cheating jabs and hinting about another run, he has said nothing that anyone in this audience doesn’t already know. In spades. And now he’s talking about the “we love you” chant. Oh my.

What are the people who have risked it all supposed to take from this message? Stop worrying about the fraud? Lindell has money, Byrne has money. Those forgotten people who gave testimony don’t have a safety net.

Sorry, this whole speech has no legs outside the hall.

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BoomerCat

Sorry, posted this in the wrong place earlier. Here it is again:
Almost sounds like (hate to say it) a concession speech, and there is no “plan” in place for him to come back any time soon. Sounds more like a campaign speech for 2024, except there won’t be an election then, at least not for our party, unless the 2020 election is corrected. Perhaps Q is over, it was a nice distraction, but the swamp was too deep for one man and the military to fix. So sad. Will have to tune out from politics for a while for my sanity. I probably have only 15 more good years on the planet. I never thought I’d be living under communism during those years. So depressing.

pgroup2

I’m lucky if I have 3 or 4 years left. I’ll be paying attention to family more than politics.

michaelh

We got a Trade Deal . . . our farmers are doing well
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GA/FL

Dedicated to protecting innocent life.

And to protecting the Judeo-Christian values of our Founders and our Founding!

michaelh

FAIR HONEST SECURE ELECTIONS!!!

Must Pass Comprehensive Election Reforms!
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JW in Germany

There it is! Election integrity…must be done NOW!

Aubergine

FINALLY!!!!!

This is ALL I care about!

michaelh

This election was RIGGED!!!

And the Supreme Court and the other courts didn’t want to do anything about it!

michaelh

I was told the President of the United States has no standing!

michaelh

18 States went in with Texas and they said “they don’t have standing”

No they didn’t have the guts to do the right thing

This should never be allowed to happen in another race

pgroup2

Those 19 states should each pass a resolution that the result of SCOTUS denying cert is that none of us will honor/obey any result from there. I think it was President Monroe who said in 1803, let him (chief justice) enforce his order.

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cthulhu

IIRC, Jackson.

Gingersmom2009

Now we’re getting somewhere.

Aubergine

This is all I want to talk about. WE ALL KNOW. Now what do we DO about it?

JW in Germany

Saving the best for last. 😎 

Gingersmom2009

Yes, SOTU to start – now the meat & potatoes.

para59r

The USA has lost it’s morale authority around the world because of this fraud. The effects of this have yet to be understood, but they will huge going forward.

Biden is a Thug, the elected President of the United States is Trump -Jair Bosonaro, President of Brazil.

michaelh

We need ONE ELECTION DAY

Not 45, 30 . . . ONE DAY, like it’s been

Wolf Moon

“THEY [SCOFFLAW SCOTUS] DIDN’T HAVE THE GUTS.”

michaelh

Only people who should be allowed to vote by mail are PROVEN to be very sick or out of the country or military

michaelh

Should be a legitimate reason to vote ABSENTEE

bflyjesusgrl

THIS ELECTION WAS RIGGED and the Supreme Court didn’t have the courage to do anything about it.

YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON
YOU WON

michaelh

We must have VOTER ID
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churchmouse

In all seriousness, who will ask for it?

michaelh

Trump said “We must have VOTER ID” so presumably it will be a grassroots demand. It will also probably have to be accomplished at a state by state level.

In Texas, I know we have some bills in committee for election integrity during our Legislative session.

Unfortunately, the way the Texas political game is rigged right now, they will die in committee and never get put on the calendar.

churchmouse

Voter ID doesn’t matter.

Who is going to check for voter ID in Detroit or Chicago? Or Los Angeles?

We knew from 2016 that it doesn’t take place in Brooklyn. Sorry, too late for me to find the Project Veritas video right now, but it’s there. The official said that people went on buses from precinct to precinct to vote. Everyone knew it. No one checked ID.

Who will check in dodgy districts/precincts? No one.

I cannot understand why everyone wants voter ID. Only honest people will have theirs verified. No one else will.

churchmouse

The demand is not the issue.

The reality of the situation is who will check ID on the day? In Brooklyn, no one did.

We’re assuming someone with a PDJT mindset will be checking for voter ID.

We are dreaming. It will not happen in cities or university towns.

Look at New Hampster (as my late mother — jokingly — used to call it). They have an element of voter fraud at every general election. Further to NH, videos from the Obama era were made of ballots that were left out of the count. They were locked away in a room, out of sight. Meanwhile, students voted with abandon, not only in Massachusetts but also NH.

michaelh

To get in the Democratic Convention you need ID!!!

This is a con job!

GA/FL

I AM SO GLAD PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE ELECTION FRAUD!!!!

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!!!!  🇺🇸 

holly

AND called out SCOTUS!

GA/FL

NEEDS TO CALL OUT PENCE AND MCCONNELL TOO!!!

churchmouse

He will do in time.

michaelh

100% Requirement to verify citizenship of everyone who votes

Chain of custody protections for EVERY BALLOT

You saw what happened . . . swing states mostly . . . MORE VOTES than you have people . . .

And an election changing number

100’s of thousands MORE VOTES than PEOPLE VOTING!

CHEATING!!!

Has taken place for years in Penn, Detroit, and other places

They used COVID as a way of cheating and everyone knows it

Republicans have to do something about it

THEY BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

Our election systems are in many cases no better than a 3rd world country

Procedures rewritten by local politicians or judges – not allowed to do that! – not by state legislatures as required by Constitution

Not little numbers – outcome changing numbers

Supreme Court didn’t have the guts or the courage to do anything about it!

And neither did other judges!

Liberals even admitted it in Time Magazine – they had to brag about it!

JW in Germany

They used a global pandemic as a tool to cheat…gonna be difficult to use that one 2024.

churchmouse

Wait for it.

The global plandemic changes every damn thing.

michaelh

All of the election integrity measures in the world will mean nothing without free speech

We are tough people, but . . .

We let them attack our businesses and we don’t attack their businesses

We are nicer than they are

michaelh

They don’t want to hear us heard

We have easy victories in debate

It’s called common sense

michaelh

We must repeal Section 230 liability protections!

If Fed will not act, every State in the Union – Big Tech should be punished with major sanctions whenever they silence conservative voices

michaelh

Pelosi’s H.R. 1 would drastically restrict political speech and shut down dissent

bflyjesusgrl

BTW, McCarthy told Maria B that HR 1 also cuts Medicare by $36B/year for at least 3 years.

GA/FL

IMPORTANT ARTICLE:

News flash: Democracy has already been undermined by the Left’s behavior since 2016 by JE Dyer

The money quote:  “And what undermines democracy is not that such allegations are made. It’s that the allegations are being dismissed without investigation and not taken seriously.”

https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/02/28/news-flash-democracy-has-already-been-undermined-by-the-lefts-behavior-since-2016/

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michaelh

We need strong leadership with spines of steel!

bflyjesusgrl

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