Dear MAGA: 20220116 Open Topic

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Glory to God

Created for God’s Glory (Isaiah 43:7)

Isaiah 43:7 “. . . everyone who is called by my name, whom I have created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

We might have asked ourselves these questions, “Why has God created us? What is the purpose? What do the scriptures have to say in regard to this matter?” God’s Word points out that all things are created for God’s glory.

We can see by the word of God that even nature itself glorifies God. Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork”, Psalm 8:1 says “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens.” In fact, God’s Word tells us all things are to praise God, as it says in Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!”

So from this viewpoint, mankind is created to give “glory” to God. But what does the word “glory” mean in the first place? In order to apply this passage to our lives, we need to first understand the meaning of the word “glory”.

Depending on the context in which it is used, “glory” can be used in several different ways. Mostly it is associated with attributing splendor and majesty to God, but glory is also used as a verb, as in “to glory in something”.

When used as a verb, “glory” means to put confidence in and boast about or praise something. This may be used in the sense of glorifying in God or Jesus Christ, which God’s Word portrays as something that is good, and in the another sense of the word it can mean to glorify in ourselves or our own nature, which God’s Word portrays as sinful.

The original Hebrew word (Kabod) means “weight” or “heaviness”. This word is also used to express importance, honor and majesty. The word glory as related to God in the Old Testament bears with it the idea of greatness of splendor. In the New Testament, the word translated “glory” means dignity, honor, praise and worship.

With this understanding, let’s look at Isaiah 43:7 again, which says “everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I formed and made.” Now we that we have a clearer understanding of the word glory, let’s see how we can fulfill the purpose of giving all glory to God, which is the very reason we are made.

We are image-bearers of the Almighty God. We are created to bring glory to Him, to honor Him, to praise His glorious name, to thank Him for His abundance in our life and to praise Him for His abundant grace, the riches of His love, His splendor and majesty and a God who is righteous and just and having power in His name that we may come to Him in reverence and awe. This is the very purpose of man – to glorify God in every way.

Glorifying God means to acknowledge His greatness and give Him honor by praising and worshiping Him, primarily because He, and He alone deserves to be praised, honored and worshiped. 1 Chronicles 16:28-29 says “Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His Name; bring an offering and come before Him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;”

He is also due all glory because He gives us our very being itself. Psalm 100:3 says “Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His;” In a worldly sense we are quick to give gratitude and praise to someone we know, that has saved our very life from danger or even from death itself.

Sometimes we don’t even know how to thank that person for what he/she has done for us. We tend to hold that person in high regard and praise their actions. Sometimes we even use the phrase “I am forever  indebted to you”. This shows a kind of gratitude towards that person because of the enormity of their actions toward us and we feel we owe them something in return but don’t know how. We sometimes even use the phrase, “I don’t know how I’m ever going to repay you!”.

In the same way, what we need to realize is that not only has God saved our very lives from the wages of sin and death, and given us eternal life, but that He is the very author of life; it is the kindness of God to gift us our very life. When we look at this, isn’t it only reasonable that we should glorify Him? Shouldn’t we live to Him, seeing that we also “live by Him”. Romans 11:36 says: “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.”

Another reason we should glorify God is because all our hopes hang on Him. Psalm 39:7 says “And now, O LORD, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” Not only is our very hope and expectation in Him but He is the source of all things in our lives. Psalm 87:7 says “All my springs are in you.” The springs of grace, mercy, love, faith, provision, healing and everything that will lead us to give glory to His Holy Name.

Not only that but He gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to come and die for our sins in our place and to take the sin of the world on His shoulders that we should be cleansed of all sin and made right before God. All of this was given as a free gift that cost us nothing, but cost Him everything. We would be totally and utterly ungrateful, unappreciative and thankless if we then questioned, why should I give God Glory, or isn’t is selfish for God to demand glory from His own creation. He is completely and totally worthy of all glory that is due to His Name, and His Name only. Praise God!

*endofthematter.com

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!


Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea,
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


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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singingsoul1

It has begun to sleet in S OH and if this keeps up will not travel anyplace tomorrow.
We are mid January what type of weather do I expect  😂  
Internet has begun to kick in and out. Radiators are humming and I am sure the gas bill will be a surprise  🙄 

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scott467

“Internet has begun to kick in and out.”

____________

My Mom’s TV and Internet access is via a small satellite dish on her roof. When it snows and ice or snow covers the satellite dish, it causes her TV and Internet to kick in and out (mostly out).

She called the company about the issue, and the customer service person said it’s no problem, just crawl out on the roof and brush the snow off the satellite dish.

My Mom is in her late 70s. On a snow and ice covered roof. With a steep slope.

What could go wrong?

Fortunately, she recognized the danger of that advice, and declined 👍 😂 🤣 😂

barkerjim

I had a Dish satellite dish that would snow up, used a pool extendable pole with a small brush on the end.

singingsoul1

We do not have a dish on the roof our roof is steep and the house is tall. It is the satellite I assume. This happens every time we have a storm or snow. We now have weather emergency streets are icy. Not 4 ” though and not going on a two hour car ride tomorrow. I-23 is a mess when it snows. That is ok do not have to go anyplace. One year we had 1 1/2 feet snow and we had an airline ticked to CT. We had to get out of here we did and Columbus had no snow. We were babysitting our granddaughter in CT while her parents took a vacation. What one all does for the grand kids is astounding  😅 

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holly

This showed up in my inbox from Pence’s “Advancing American Freedom”. Odd that it came out after the SCOTUS ruling.

Joe Biden and his radical Left-wing allies across this nation are desperate to control the American people.

That’s why they will take any avenue possible to force vaccine mandates on you. 

The president and other liberal politicians continue to move the goalposts every time someone has the audacity to ask when we can have our liberty back.

I support vaccines.

Last year, Karen and I were some of the very first public officials to get vaccinated on National TV and we were proud to do it. The groundbreaking technology and scientific advancement made possible by Operation Warp Speed is nothing short of a medical miracle.

But now, President Biden is going to mandate COVID-19 vaccination. This move is less about interest in public safety than it is about an interest in the theft of personal liberty and FREEDOM.    

In fact, in Biden’s own words “…This isn’t about freedom. This isn’t about personal choice.” Well, that quite simply is an un-American attitude. And it is permeating our country’s ruling elite these days. 

Here at Advancing American Freedom we will fight tooth and nail to stop this unconstitutional infringement of Americans’ freedoms. 

If you are interested in being part of the team taking on President Biden’s tyranny, chip in today at this personalized link: 

For the radical left, this is not even about the virus, or about public health. It’s about power, control, and forcing the American people to submit. 

But the American people never have submitted to tyranny, and never will. Vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans, Republicans and Democrats, young and old, should stand together against Biden’s unlawful mandate and state-sponsored discrimination against those who choose to make their own health care decisions.

The freedom of Americans is at risk. I would greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you for your time,
Vice President Mike Pence

Wolf Moon

Thanks. Very interesting. I’m thinking Robber Joe will keep pushing business mandates.

TheseTruths

Looks like he’s gearing up for a presidential run.

Wolf Moon

YIKES.

Cuppa Covfefe

“Last year, Karen and I were some of the very first public officials to get vaccinated…”

Karen…

Figures…

Sing a song of sick Pence… indeed. More like turncoat…

Notasmidgeon

Thank you bakocarl. I love that song.

kalbokalbs

ht AmericanThinker

Kamala Harris is now officially a joke
There is no way to recover national political standing once a politician becomes a popular butt of humor, a punchline in a degrading joke.

Veep Thoughts With Kamala Harris
<2 minutes

Who knew…
18 seconds

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/kamala_harris_is_now_officially_a_joke.html

Wolf Moon

[valley_girl_vocal_fry]”OMG”[/valley_girl_vocal_fry]

TheseTruths

Sometimes her words sound a little slurred to me. I really don’t think she’s drinking on the job. I think she’s slowing down her speech for lack of things to say.

kalbokalbs

They took the Valley Girl Hoe out of the Valley.

But can’t take the Valley out of the Hoe.

Wolf Moon

YES! I think she’s “constructing filler”.

scott467

“We’re looking at over 220 million Americans who just in the last several months, died.”

______________

Whoa, that should free up a lot of desirable coastal real estate at fire sale prices!

para59r

Relax, relax, her staff just grabbed next months talking points by mistake.

TradeBait2

SIAP – interesting way to kill yourself. More interested to know why.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/atlanta-transit-ceo-dies-suicide-stepping-front-train/

TheseTruths

I was looking up “SIAP” and came up with “stop infantilizing autistic people” and the UN Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, until I got to the right answer:
Sorry If Already Posted. 😂

TradeBait2

Hilarious! LOLOLOL!

kalbokalbs

Would be interesting to learn the rest of the story, Why.

Aubergine

This looks to me like a literal “my job was killing me.” A complete and total stress breakdown.

Suicides are often about “revenge” against whomever the suicide “blames” for their unhappiness, sadly.

RDS

Further ground report, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area:
The freezing rain / ice did indeed come in, and kept up until about 3:30PM, when the temperature warmed up just enough for it to turn to rain. The winds calmed down a little. A couple more bands of rain are due in by 8PM. The winds are forecast to pick up again and remain up, with high gusts, until Monday afternoon. The roads are covered with snow that has ice layers on top. Driving is nearly impossible. NO snowplowing or application of de-icing agents on the roads. It’s literally dangerous to step outside one’s door. Major freezing of any rainfall is expected overnight. Travel on Monday will likely be difficult to impossible until until perhaps late in the afternoon.
The power flickered of and back on a couple of times during the day, but only a few scattered real power outages were reported. This situation may change during the overnight, with the winds coming back and the ice covering the trees. Fingers crossed.

TheseTruths

I’m cold just from reading that!

Linda

Stay safe, RDS! I well remember my 7 days without power last February and it wasn’t a lot of fun.

TradeBait2

https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/project-veritas-confirms-my-reporting

And there we have it explained by Emerald exactly as many of us have suspected on here for quite some time.

Linda

Major Murphy seems to confirm this nightmare scenario in a curious sentence at the end of his report: “The massive “Manhattan Project”-level of information suppression executed by the government and the Trusted News Initiative indicates that it would be covered-up if something bad happened.” Major Murphy seems to be asserting that the U.S. government has collaborated with the vast majority of corporate media outlets to deliberately and knowingly mislead the American people about the COVID pandemic.

James O’Keefe asked DARPA the following question: “Who at DARPA made the decision to bury the original report? They could have raised red flags to the Pentagon, the White House, or Congress, which may have prevented this entire pandemic that has led to the deaths of 5.4 million people worldwide and caused much pain and suffering to many millions more.” Who thinks that an honest answer to that question will ever be revealed?

Barb Meier

Dr. Mercola: The Plan to Tag Us for the New World Order Slave System. Your thoughts on Mercola, Wolf and Gail? https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/01/16/new-world-order-slave-system.aspx

TradeBait2

Not Wolf or Gail, but read my link above. Yes – that would be the plan.

TheseTruths

This is the transcript of that interview. During the first part Dr. Z talks about his illness and treatments. He has been through so much!

https://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/ExpertInterviewTranscripts/DrJosephMercola-DrVladimirZelenko-TheRoleofCOVIDVaccinesintheNewWorldOrderSystem.pdf

Wolf Moon

I like him. Have not read this, but from what I’ve seen before, he promotes a lot of good stuff – enough to get in trouble.

kalbokalbs

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Wolf Moon

Mass formation psychosis = Bidenazis.

mollypitcher5

Nothing to see here..move along

RF121

Probably because a vax passport is only required in a couple of places in NY.

kalbokalbs

IF International travel UK-US is in play, the following matters.

BiteMe requires non-US citizen travelers to the US be injected, have an injected passport of sorts.

singingsoul1

Noooo illegals do not need a vaccine passport.
They can come into the country no medical check then transported to other states and cities. They can fly without a vaccine passport. The kabuki theater is only required from citizens. (S)   :wpds_eek: 

mollypitcher5

10 AM brutally stabbed..unbelievable

mollypitcher5

Must be nice to have a simple easy effective protocol

kalbokalbs

^^^ BiteMe having a presser this coming week. Would like to hear a question asking about this.

Maybe, something like.

  • Why is the US Covid policy Reactive, NOT Preventive?
  • Uttar Pradesh, India, flat lined their Covid positives. Why is the US NOT pushing like therapeutic meds?
SteveInCO

Apparently Uttar Pradesh is populated by horses, since they used the horse medicine on them.

(/sarc)

cthulhu

I thought they were big in dairy — hence, “Udder Pradesh”.

Cuppa Covfefe

You’re milking that for all it’s worth… 😉

(Or, from a telecom angle, “Gee, no, GTE”…)

Last edited 4 months ago by Cuppa Covfefe
Wolf Moon

More proof from Japan!!!

singingsoul1

Is going to be much cheaper than the jab ! We cannot do that pharmaceutical industry will not make enough money.
The other is it will be harder to implement communist regulations for the countries.
We are not the only one who are being subjected but I hope wee are the most resilient.