Dear MAGA: 20210718 Open Topic

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Thy Will Be Done

“Thy will be done” is one of the requests in the Lord’s Prayer. In part, Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9–10). Jesus Himself pleaded for God’s will to be done in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39). Jesus was committed to seeing God’s will accomplished, and the prayer “Thy will be done” was a theme of His life.

Most simply, to pray, “Thy will be done,” is to ask God to do what He desires. Of course, we’re praying to the God who said, “Let there be light,” and there was light (Genesis 1:3), so we know that

His sovereign decree will be accomplished,
whether or not we pray for it.

But there is another aspect of God’s will, which we call His “revealed” will or “preceptive” will. This is God’s “will” that He has revealed to us but that He does not force upon us. For example, it is God’s will that we speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and that we not commit adultery (1 Corinthians 6:18) or get drunk (Ephesians 5:18). When we pray, “Thy will be done,” we are asking God to increase righteousness in the world, to bring more people to repentance, and to further the cause of the kingdom of His Son.

When we pray, “Thy will be done,” we acknowledge God’s right to rule. We do not pray, “My will be done”; we pray, “Thy will be done.” Asking that God’s will be done is a demonstration of our trust that He knows what is best. It is a statement of submission to God’s ways and His plans. We ask for our will to be conformed to His.

The Lord’s Prayer begins by acknowledging God as Father in heaven. Jesus then models petition, presenting three requests to the Father: 1) That God would cause His name to be hallowed; in other words, as Albert Mohler explains, “that God would act in such a way that he visibly demonstrates his holiness and his glory” (The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution, p. 61). 2) That God would bring His kingdom to earth; that is, that the preaching of the gospel would convert sinners into saints who walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and that God would rid the world of evil and create the new heavens and new earth where God will dwell with His people and there will be no more curse and no more death (see Revelation 21—22). 3) That God’s will would be done “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). In heaven, the angels perform God’s desire completely, joyfully, and immediately—what a world this would be if humans acted like that!

As a point of clarification, “Thy will be done” is not an impassive prayer of resignation. Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane was not passive or fatalistic in the least; He bared His heart before the Father and revealed His ultimate desire: for God’s will to be accomplished. Praying, “Thy will be done,” acknowledges that God has more knowledge than we do and that we trust His way is best. And it is a commitment to actively work to further the execution of God’s will.

Romans 12:1–2 says, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Understanding who God is, we submit ourselves to Him and allow Him to transform us. The more we know God, the more readily our prayers will align with His will and we can truly pray, “Thy will be done.” We can approach God in confidence that “if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14–15).

By faith, we know that praying,
“Thy will be done,”
is the best thing we can ask for.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20–21).


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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trumpismine

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Wolf Moon

FAKE ELECTION!!!

Music to my ears. THE TRUTH!!!

trumpismine

Thomas Paine
@Thomas_Paine
·4m

5 month old infant DIES while breast feeding from mother. ‘Patient received second dose of pfizer vaccine on march 17, 2020 while at work. march 18, 2020 her 5 month old breastfed infant developed a rash and within 24 hours was inconsolable, refusing to eat, and developed a fever. patient brought baby to local er where assessments were performed, blood analysis revealed elevated liver enzymes. infant was hospitalized but continued to decline and passed away. diagnosis of ttp. no known allergies. no new exposures aside from the mother’s vaccination the previous day.’

https://www.openvaers.com/openvaers/1166062

cthulhu

Heartbreaking. Is this a new one?

*Add: dates are in the post — march 2020. D’oh! Reading Comprehenshun.

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trumpismine

just a reminder 😩 

Gingersmom2009

I remember reading about this when it happened. Just horrifying.

trumpismine

agreed

wheatietoo

Wait…were the vaccines out yet in March 2020?

I don’t think they were.
Maybe this is a typo?

Wolf Moon

Earlier this year. It’s the same case that Alex Berenson spotted.

mollypitcher5

Sorry, I think I need that link again. I no longer have the black bar with ‘reader’ on it. Was fooling around trying cut off email notifications on comments and must’ve thrown myself out again.

Wolf Moon
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Wolf Moon

You don’t want to register again.

mollypitcher5

ok…I’ll leave it as is !

Wolf Moon

See if the link in the bottom of the sidebar says “log in” or “log out”. Log in, if it’s logged out.

mollypitcher5

Got it thanks.

Gingersmom2009

Yes, it has to be 2021.

trumpismine

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trumpismine

Steve Bannon

@SteveBannon
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We would not be where we are today (with election audits) if Peter Navarro and Rudy Giuliani didn’t stand in the breach immediately after November 3 and push an election investigation forward. What they said about Arizona and Georgia is exactly what’s happening now. The nation owes these two men a debt of gratitude.

Wolf Moon

AMEN!

trumpismine

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kalbokalbs

We need this to become contagious.

Grandmaintexas

Without freedom nothing else in life is important.

gil00

Gilded cage syndrome otherwise.

Grandmaintexas

Very much.

Wolf Moon

AMEN. STAND NOW or be a SLAVE FOREVER.

gil00

He’s right on every point. No bending the knee.

mollypitcher5

Wolf Moon

OMG – it really is looking like a honeypot.

gil00

When i was on his linkedin, i saw that they have a black female diversity person. Btw, their corporate is still in utah, but hes in texas. Kinda wierd.

Wolf Moon

Good catch on the locations. Gotta say, that’s making sense…..

Deplorable Patriot

What is this world coming to.

You can’t trust anybody anymore.

(I sincerely hope the /s is not needed for this comment.)

gil00

Marta (@2ndlastchance) Tweeted:
Iconic Las Vegas casinos reimpose mask mandate for employees — vaccinated or not https://t.co/G5nhlvZXWU via @nypost

Wolf Moon

SEIU!!!

Wheatie always called it. SEIU PLOTTERS IN VEGAS.

mollypitcher5

Wolf Moon

YIKES! Oh, that is good stuff. CHINA JOE and his BLINKIN’ SCHMOE.

mollypitcher5

RF121

Regarding the German flooding and “oh no, climate change”. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Cuppa Covfefe

Good catch! We have those markers all over the place, underpasses, dams, anywhere there’s a chance of high water. There’s one particularly obnoxious one by the Stuttgart Airport on an underpass going under the A8. When that fills up (which it does from time to time) it’s all but impossible to get to the Airport… what were they thinking? Or were they even thinking….

Pierre Gosselin over at NoTricksZone has a couple of articles on it. The weather folks here (not the talking heads) are FURIOUS; even the DWD (German Weather Service) are saying attributing this to Gore-Bull Warming is false, that this is WEATHER (I’m gobsmacked that they would put it that way; normally they invert that phrase).

Armin Laschet, ministerpräsident of Nordrhein-Westphalen, where this happened, just vomited out the most tortured, indigestible doughball of phraseology I’ve ever had the mistfortune to read, somehow combining global warming, CORONA, and other issues together and then putting the blame on the people of NRW (as opposed to the politicos who sat by while the water built up. It’s almost as if he wants to lose the election, or destroy his party, the CDU…

Here’s the articles:

https://notrickszone.com/2021/07/17/criminal-negligence-authorities-failed-to-heed-flood-warnings-let-people-drown-monumental-system-failure

https://notrickszone.com/2021/07/18/germanys-katrina-officials-left-dams-full-for-weeks-even-with-heavy-rains-in-the-forecast

Worth noting is that both Belgium and the Netherlands were prepared (somewhat) and had eveacuated as many as they could. Seems they were listening to Kachelman&co…

But, it’s an election year. Never let a crisis go to waste….