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Former President Barack Obama slaughtered scores of Bush appointees, brutally terminating their employment.
Flashback: That Time Obama Brutally Fired All Of Bush’s Ambassadors
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee. House Democrats have decided to take their secret impeachment proceedings out of the bunker and into the open for all to see. And if you don’t know this already, the Democrats’ reasoning to hold this circus is even shoddier and more pathetic than the Russian collusion hoax. The allegation is that in July, President Trump threatened to withhold military aid unless Ukraine opened a corruption investigation into Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who was sitting on the board of an energy company making $50,000 a month despite having zero experience in this field of work. The quid pro quo allegation is all based on second-hand information.
Yet, today, it was more of a therapy session for Yovanovitch. Pretty much she was against Trump’s Ukraine policy, she used a congressional hearing to voice that, and in the process received the praise from Democrats for coming forward, as if she were some Rosa Parks figure. Folks, she was fired by Trump because that’s what he can do. You’d think that Trump dismissed her because she stumbled upon some felonious activity. Wrong. It was an absurdly long hearing for a career State Department employee who was there to pretty much explain the not so unprecedented reasons for her dismissal. Trump said bad things about her on Twitter. Yep. We have a First Amendment, and this was not an act of intimidating a witness. It’s not unusual for a new administration to fire ambassadors. They don’t need a reason; they serve at the president’s pleasure. Former President Barack Obama slaughtered scores of Bush appointees, brutally terminating their employment. It was a red wedding. The Washington Times’ Larry O’Connor dredged up this bit of history (via WaPo):
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The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.
The clean slate will open up prime opportunities for the president-elect to reward political supporters with posts in London, Paris, Tokyo and the like. The notice to diplomatic posts was issued this week.
Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush’s ambassadorial appointees.
Yeah, president’s firing ambassadors is totally unheard of—says the post-2016 liberal media. It’s a witch hunt. It’s a prolonged coup attempt. It has to be stopped.
Senior Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Absolutely Destroyed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer On-Air
Total Praise – Prestonwood Choir & Orchestra
Why do we offer worship and praise to God? It’s because He is worthy of our worship and praise.
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (Rev 4:11. NASB95).
Exodus 4:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
27 Now the Lord said to Aaron, “Go to meet Moses in the wilderness.” So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him.
The following links show verses that show the Holiness of God at Mount Sinai.
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Avinu Malkeinu (Janowski) by Park Avenue Synagogue’s Cantors – Azi Schwartz – Published on Sep 28, 2017 – Cantors Azi Schwartz, Shira Lissek and Rachel Brook – From “Moments of Awe, Music of the High Holidays” 2017
As you view the Jews in the above video, keep this verse in mind:
Deuteronomy 14:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Throughout each day, keep this key verse in mind:
Psalm 122:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
The earth is spinning on its axis at the equator at the speed of 1,000 miles per hour. As the earth is rotating, the darkened earth is being blessed by the first glimpses of the sun that will bring the dawn of Friday morning. As the earth continues with its race to sunset, turning from east to west, the Sabbath will mark its presence, and beginning, at the setting of the sun. Sabbath will continue from sunset on Friday, until sunset on Saturday. Jews will join for worship on the Sabbath. Other non-Jews will pay honor and respect to the Sabbath.
The purpose of this article is to help non-Jews to gain a better appreciation for Shabbat. There is also a goal of making known to all, Jew and Gentile alike, that there will be a thousand years of Sabbath worship in the Kingdom Age of the Millennium, that awaits those whom have been born again, of all times.
A Discussion: Shabbat, Shabbos, Sabbath
Shabbat (also known as “Shabbos” or the “Sabbath”) is the centerpiece of Jewish life, and has been so since the infancy of our nation. According to the Talmud, Shabbat is equal to all the other commandments. Shabbat is so central to Jewish lifeShabbat is the centerpiece of Jewish life that the term shomer Shabbat (Shabbat observer) is synonymous with “religious Jew” in common parlance. https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/633659/jewish/What-Is-Shabbat.htm
We will consider the connection between the Sabbath and Holiness.
Our discussion begins in history past.
Consider the creation.
Genesis 1:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
Consider the Sabbath in Creation.
Notice that it was the seventh day that God sanctified (6942).
sanctified: וַיְקַדֵּ֖שׁ (vay·kad·desh): 6942: to be set apart or consecrated: denominative verb from qodesh
6942. Transliteration: qadash: Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-dash’)
6942. verb denominative be set apart, consecrated
Notice that “sanctified” is tied to the following words of Holiness.
Sinai, tabernacle, tent of meeting, 7th day, feasts, Sabbath, God, His name
Notice how Sabbath and Holiness draw together in the relationship that existed between God and the Jews. As you read the following verses, consider God’s Holiness in each passage.
Exodus 16:23 then he said to them, “This is what the Lord meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning.”
Exodus 16:29 See, the Lord has given you the sabbath;
Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Exodus 31:13 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.”
Exodus 31:14 Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you.
Exodus 31:15 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord;
Exodus 31:16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.
Exodus 35:2 “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the Lord”
Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.
Leviticus 16:31 It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute.
Let’s consider worship in our current church age.
Sabbath Worship, as well as all of the other requirements of the Law, were fulfilled by Christ (Matthew 5:17-18). Believers in Christ are not required to worship on the Sabbath, but there should be an honor and appreciation for the Sabbath. God made the Sabbath; He made the Sabbath Holy. No one can move the Sabbath to another day of the week to meet their desires.
The Sabbath begins each Friday at sunset, and ends on the next day (Saturday) at sunset. We can’t buy marking powder, “mark off the Sabbath” so that we can see its boundaries, and rent a backhoe and dig up the Sabbath and move it to a more preferred day of the week. That just won’t work! What we can do is, “remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy” (Exodus 20:8).
Let us consider future prophecy.
As we go from past to future, we will see something that probably lapses from many minds of Christians. Once the rapture has taken place (John 14:2-3,6; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), the church will “be no more.” From Revelation 4:1, through the end of the book of Revelation, there is no mention of the church, because it has been removed from the earth in the rapture. The tribulation is discussed in 4:1 through 19:21. The millennium (Kingdom Age) continues from 20:1 through 20:15. The eternal state begins in 21:1 and continues through the end of Revelation, 22:21. The church has served its purpose. Its born again believers in Christ have been taken to Heaven by Christ (John 14:2-3, 6). Notice, that in John 14:6, “Christ takes the raptured believers to heaven;” this verse relates to much more than a belief in Christ.
The church age born again believers, resurrected and raptured, will rule and reign with Christ for the thousand-year reign of Christ (Rev 20:4), which is the Kingdom Age of the Millennium (thousand years). These same raptured believers will be immortal in their heavenly bodies (1 Cor 15:50-54), and will go from, and back, to Heaven, as they serve Christ.
On earth, during the millennium, there will be people that were not taken up in the rapture; they will have accepted Christ during the Tribulation, through a relationship of belief and trust in Him, having been born again, and allowed to enter the Kingdom Age of the Millennium (Matt 24:40-41…Jews; the one taken (unbeliever) will be taken to judgment; the one left (born again believer) will be left to enter the Kingdom Age. Matthew 25:46…Gentiles; unbelievers to be taken to eternal punishment; born again believers to enter the Kingdom Age).
Those whom will be in the Kingdom will be Jew and Gentile, but will also be “one in Christ” (Gal 3:28-29). The Jews will have been accustomed to Sabbath worship; the Gentiles may have knowledge of Sabbath worship, but may not have actually observed the Sabbath. For the Gentiles, they will come “face to face” with the reality of the following passage of scripture, Isa 66:22-23, with key focus on vs 23. The blessing of John 3:3 will be made obvious (“unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” NASB). All those whom had been born again will observe the Sabbath in the Kingdom Age. Such participants will be the Old Testament Saints; the Tribulation Saints (Jew and Gentile, deceased and living, at the end of the Tribulation); the deceased saints of the church age that are resurrected, and the saints that will be alive and caught up in the rapture of the church (John 14:2-3, 6).
Isaiah 66:22-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth, Which I make will endure before Me,” declares the Lord, “So your offspring and your name will endure. 23 “And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the Lord.
Note. 66:22 your descendants…remain. National Israel will have a never-ending existence through the Millennium, and on into the new heavens and the new earth throughout eternity (MacArthur study note).
Note. 66:23 All flesh…worship before Me. All humanity will participate in worshiping the Lord at stipulated times during the temporal phase of the messianic kingdom (MacArthur study note).
The Prophet, Ezekiel, also discussed the millennial Sabbath worship.
Ezekiel 46:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3 The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before the Lord on the sabbaths and on the new moons.
We see the fulfillment of Isaiah 66:23 in Ezekiel 46:3. Jews and Gentiles are “the people of the land” that are present during the Millennium. Jews and Gentiles will observe the Sabbath in the Kingdom Age. There are other Jewish type observances for which those whom are “one in Christ,” will participate in the Millennium, and will be discussed in future articles.
Please let me greet all of my friends with the words that will be shared among Jews, and among some Christians and Jews. That greeting is “Shabbat Shalom,” which means, “Sabbath of Peace.”
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It is almost 8 PM on the east coast of the United States of America. As I am completing this article that will be published and posted on my blogs, I am very aware that the earth on which we reside, is speeding on its axis with the result being the arrival of Sabbat on each part of our earth on Godly predetermined times of a twenty-four hour day. Therefore, I must use the mindset of “haste-not waste” as I try not to become a Cinderella type of pumpkin.
The earth is rotating on its axis at a speed of 1,000 miles per hour at the equator. There are 24 time zones in the world, with each time zone being 15 degrees in width at the equator. Therefore, twenty-four time zones, being 15 degrees wide (at the equator), gives us a world of 360 degrees width. If the speed of the earth’s rotation would be 10,000 miles an hour, or ten times its current speed, the earth would move so fast that the earth would never warm from the sun’s rays, which would cause everybody on earth to freeze to death. Consider, also, the heating and burning effect of the sun on the people of the earth, if the earth’s rotation would be 100 miles an hour, or one-tenth of its present speed. With this stated perfection of the earth’s rotation, I will ask this question: “Didn’t God do a good job in creating the earth?” Sorry folks, “no big bang!” Explosions result in a scattering effect of disorder. God’s creation of the world, resulted in perfect order, with the Sabbath Day being the capstone of God’s perfection in creation.
Let’s consider a view of God’s creation of earth, as it is shown in the following video from the moon, on Christmas Eve 1968. Also consider the reading of the Bible from their lunar orbit by the U.S. astronauts. All of the Apollo 8 astronauts were members of the U.S. military.
Think about the coming of the Sabbath on each Friday morning that you wake from sleep. With your mind, move throughout your day, with the knowledge that God is in the process of bringing about Holiness, in each of the 24 time zones, one hour apart. I think that you will gain an appreciation for Shabbat that escapes most believers in Christ. Consider the darkness of Thursday night, ending in the dawning of Friday morning. Consider darkness becoming dawn, dawn becoming day, day becoming evening, evening becoming dusk, and sunset, and the Sabbath arriving at the end of the day (Friday), and lasting 24 hours, until sunset on Saturday evening.
Let’s now consider God, the Sabbath, and the Jews, which is the spiritual tie that draws “that three” together (Imagine a triune Godly relationship).
Exodus 16:23-29 (NASB)
The Sabbath Observed
23…tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. 29 …the Lord has given you the sabbath;
Exodus 31:12-18 (NASB)
The Sign Of The Sabbath
12 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13“But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you….15For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord….16So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’ 17It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”
Exodus 20:1, 8-11 (NASB)
1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Leviticus 23:1-3 (NASB)
Laws Of Religious Festivals
1 The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these: 3 “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.
Leviticus 23:23-25 (NASB)
23 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord.’”
Leviticus 25:1-4 (NASB)
The Sabbatic Year And Year Of Jubilee
1 The Lord then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, 4 but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Deuteronomy is the record of Moses’ words of explanation concerning the law.
Deuteronomy 5:1, 12-14 (NASB)
The Ten Commandments Repeated
1 Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them:“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I am speaking today in your hearing, 12 ‘Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
Deuteronomy 15:1 (NASB)
The Sabbatic Year
1 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.
Deuteronomy 14:2 (NASB)
2 For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth
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How to light Shabbat candles? Yahaduton Published on May 27, 2013
A woman brought “The Light” into the world.
Isaiah 7:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Isaiah’s Prophecy Of The Light
14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
The Birth Of The Light
Matthew 1:23-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
Christ, “God with us,” (Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23)
John 1:6-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
John The Baptist’s Witness Of The Light
6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Sabbath, “Holy To The Lord.” The Sabbath, “God’s Gift To The Jews.”
23 Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. 29 See, the Lord has given you the sabbath.
The Sign of the Sabbath, “Between God And The Jews.”
12 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 13 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you….16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’ 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”
Please allow me to wish you, “Shabbat Shalom,” which mean “Sabbath Of Peace.” Shabbat/Sabbath begins on Friday at sunset, and ends on Saturday at sunset.
What Does “Shabbat Shalom” Mean?
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john 1:1-5 Alex Welgraven Published on Oct 23, 2015
John 1:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Deity of Jesus Christ
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Notes: MacArthur Study Bible
John 1:1 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A1-5&version=NASB
John 1:3 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A1-5&version=NASB
John 1:4-5 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A1-5&version=NASB
John 1:5 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A1-5&version=NASB
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