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CLARITY – 10-7-20 Be Sure

 CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-7-20

Be Sure

What’s Happening: “Yesterday, the National Review wrote an article about a memo from then CIA head John Brennan that detailed a brief of President Obama of the approval of a plan by Hillary Clinton to vilify Donald Trump to distract from her use of a private email server in 2016. Mr. Brennan was deposed yesterday, along with former FBI Director, James Comey, concerning the email and the latter said he could not remember any such memo. The alleged collusion then caused the creation of  a dossier that was created by Christopher Steele (allegedly paid for by the Clinton campaign) that was used to get  permission to spy on Carter Page of the Trump campaign…which collusion has been the subject of much of most of Trump’s time in office (https://www.yahoo.com/news/dni-releases-cia-documents-hillary-204337457.html). Quoting from the article: ‘The heavily-redacted CIA memo references ‘an exchange discussing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “That’s old news, isn’t it?”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah…at least that’s what the Democrat Party hopes you’ll think with the 2020 election looming. Accusations of Russian collusion is what led to a vote by the House of Representatives to impeach last February…and that’s this year. To now have the revelation that it was all a set-up (no revelation to some) is a big deal…of course, ignored by the main-stream media (they ran not one second of this story yesterday). But, as the Scripture warns, ‘be sure your sin will find you out’ (Num. 32:23). There may be no repercussions here, but that does not mean there will be no consequence (Mal. 3:16-18). I love how the Living Bible renders those verses:

‘Then those who feared and loved the Lord spoke often of him to each other. And he had a Book of Remembrance drawn up in which he recorded the names of those who feared him and loved to think about him. ‘They shall be mine,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘in that day when I make up my jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares an obedient and dutiful son.  Then you will see the difference between God’s treatment of good men and bad, between those who serve him and those who don’t.’ (Mal. 3:16-18 LB)”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in final justice, alright….there’s no escaping that. Will it come in time for  this election? It might…we’ll see. Maybe the Lord has something else in mind…aborting over 60 million is hard to overlook (God forgive us).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while we believe in final justice, we also believe (and are counting on) the shed blood of Christ; in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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CLARITY – 8-19-20 Secrets

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-19-20

Secrets

What’s Happening: “ It reads like ‘a spy novel’ the LA Times article of the 17th read, as ex-CIA operative was charged with espionage, a charge that could end up with 67-year-old Alexander Yuk Chung Ma in prison for life. Starting in a hotel in Hong Kong in 2001, Ma met with Chinese operatives and received (and the government’s case has him on video tape) $50,000 for his spying services, where he allegedly provided a huge amount of very sensitive information. He also is on tape recently receiving $2,000 twice by an undercover FBI agent posing as a Chinese operative. Others would have been charged, but age and cognitive ability were a factor (https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-cia-officer-charged-providing-194434890.html). Quoting from the article: ‘This case demonstrates the persistence of Chinese espionage efforts,’ said John Demers, the assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s national security division. ‘It shows the willingness to betray one’s adopted country and colleagues…and it reads like a spy novel.’” 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Never trust an immigrant…!”

Biblical Response:  “Except for the native Americans who were already here, we’re all immigrants (or children of immigrants). Just because someone has a foreign-sounding name or different appearance does not make him disloyal. Apparently, it was all about money, and I’ll bet the amounts were many times the ones mentioned. It is not the first time spying has been used, however…even the Children of Israel sent 12 spies into Canaan to gather intelligence (Numbers 13 &14). Still, if you get caught…you must pay. The spies that Rahab hid in Jericho would have cost her, but she was on the right side (Josh. 6:17). This is not a warning to do your spying more carefully, but an admonition to be on God’s side. Could He have revealed the spies true intents? Sure. However, He chose not to…and that’s His prerogative (Dan. 2:28-29).”

“Christians? We believe that God alone is the ultimate arbiter of secrets (Deut. 29:29). Sometimes He reveals secrets, sometimes He keeps secrets. When it’s about money, it’s usually about greed…and God takes a dim view of that (Ex. 20:17).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to have pure intentions and be loyal, ultimately, to You; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 6-15-20 No Small Thing

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-15-20

No Small Thing

What’s Happening: “Former U. S. marine and current global security head for a U.S. automaker, Paul Whelan, has just been convicted (earlier today) and sentenced to 16 years imprisonment in a maximum security Russian prison on espionage charges. The U.S. State Department and Secreteay of State Mike Pompeo have denounced the trial and verdict…probably more political kidnapping than anything. Some think they are trying to gain some leverage with the Trump administration…perhaps to get sanction relief? The secret trial and the secret evidence may indicate everything was planted. His family is desperately trying to secure his release (https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-u-marine-paul-whelan-082938436.html). ‘”This is slimy, grubby, greasy Russian politics. Nothing more, nothing less,” Whelan said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Russia is a soverign nation…I guess all we can do is pray.”

Biblical Response:  “And we serve a sovereign God. Yes, they are independent, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t use all legal diplomatic and political force to see justice won. It is no small thing he’s American. Moses pled with Pharaoh to let his people go repeatedly…eventually he did…when it cost him dearly (Ex. 5:1; 7:16; 8:1; 8:20; 9:1; 9:13;10:4).

“Neither is prayer a small thing (Dan. 9:3-4). Prayer can move the hands of God. It’s often amazing how the circumstances just seem to line up…God is often orchestrating events, people, and powers that we cannot understand (read how wicked Haman was made to lead Mordecai through the capitol in honor, then how Haman was hanged on the very gallows Haman built for Mordecai (Esther 5:14-7:10). Or just remember my saying to my grandkids:

You can refuse counsel; you can run from circumstance; even hide from consequence; but you cannot escape prayer!’”

“Christians?  We believe that Paul Whelan is not unknown to God. The number of hairs on his head might get easier to count with age (as it does in many of our cases), but the Lord even knows what that number is. He is more concerned with justice than we are. Trust me, justice will be done…better yet, trust Him!

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help Paul’s family (and we Christians) to trust in the God Who guarantees ultimate justice (Deut. 32:35; Rom. 12:19); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 5-21-18 The Truth Will Make You Free

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-21-18

 

The Truth Will Make You Free

 

What’s Happening:  “Truly a bombshell was lobbed the other day and the media is scrambling to get all the facts. It turns out that the FBI and the CIA may have been spying on the Trump campaign for political purposes…and the mole they planted has done it before (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/anti-trump-campaign-spy-exposed/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CTBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=conservative-tribune). The spy: Stefan Halper.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “This may be bigger than Watergate!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, it might…the best thing is to let it play out and see what reality and the truth will reveal. One advantage the media has…the truth always gets found out. There may be an unwillingness by the media to say things that don’t fit their narrative, but their desire for viewership and ratings always trumps (pun unintended) their pursuit of a liberal agenda. It’s almost as if the truth had its own inexorable inevitable agenda…and it does.”

 

“Christians? The Word says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

(John 8:32 KJV). Sure, their is Fake News, but the only reason we know it’s fake is the truth was finally revealed. I’m not saying we should just sit back and let a lie be believed, but we need to take confidence in the fact that the truth will always out. How long we allow a lie to masquerade as the truth…well, that’s sometimes up to us.”

 

”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to discern the truth and trumpet it when it is revealed; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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