Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Philippians 1:6 – March 18, 2019

Philippians 1:1-30

Thanksgiving

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the [a]saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, [b]including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your [c]participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. [d]For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my [e]imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the [f]affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may [g]approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless [h]until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel Is Preached

12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, 13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else, 14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [m]from envy and strife, but some also [n]from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [o]rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my [p]imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my [q]deliverance through your [r]prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

To Live Is Christ

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 [s]But if I am to live onin the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know [t]which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [u]in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one [v]mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

(Philippians 1:1-30) New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 1:1 Or holy ones
  2. Philippians 1:1 Lit with
  3. Philippians 1:5 Or sharing in the preaching of the gospel
  4. Philippians 1:7 Lit Just as it is right
  5. Philippians 1:7 Lit bonds
  6. Philippians 1:8 Lit inward parts
  7. Philippians 1:10 Or discover; or distinguish between the things which differ
  8. Philippians 1:10 Or for
  9. Philippians 1:13 Lit bonds
  10. Philippians 1:13 Or governor’s palace
  11. Philippians 1:14 Or brethren in the Lord, trusting because of my bonds
  12. Philippians 1:14 Lit bonds
  13. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  14. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  15. Philippians 1:17 Lit not sincerely
  16. Philippians 1:17 Lit bonds
  17. Philippians 1:19 Or salvation
  18. Philippians 1:19 Lit supplication
  19. Philippians 1:22 Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I
  20. Philippians 1:22 Lit what I shall choose
  21. Philippians 1:25 Lit of
  22. Philippians 1:27 Lit soul
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On Thanksgiving, Native Americans Should Have Used Food As a Weapon-The Deep State Won’t Make the Same Mistake

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The Common Sense Show sincerely hopes you and your family are blessed with a great Thanksgiving, complete with all the turkey, stuffing  and pumpkin pie that you can eat and of course you should pray that the Lord protects you from the GMO’s. Thanksgiving’s days may be numbered. If the Deep State is not able to quell Trump’s brand of nationalism, the people of America may very well look back at this Thanksgiving as the good ‘ole days  because the Deep State will indeed not hesitate to use food as a weapon.

As you prepared your feast, did you think about the fact that we in America throw away more food than many countries have an opportunity to eat? As you pulled your chair up to your Thanksgiving table, will you think about the fact that half the world goes to bed hungry? Please say a prayer for those who are not as lucky as most of us.

Since the end of WWII, most Americans have been blessed with plenty to eat, so much so, that we simply take our overflowing of Thanksgiving blessings for granted.

If you think an 800 number begging you to feed a hungry child is going to appear, you would be mistaken. However, there are people, who have power over us (ie the Deep State), who would like to make this the last Thanksgiving by making food into a weapon and to use that food as a weapon against the people who are participating in the rising tide of American populism to “Make America Great Again”.

A Global Awakening

The late despot globalist, Z. Brzezinski, was one of the most hated and well-known globalists, lamented back in 2011, that there is a global awakening to the source of the tyranny on this planet and that “they” must accelerate their timetable for the completion of a global takeover. And the full-court press has subsequently been placed on humanity as we are under assault in ways never witnessed before.

One of the most popular methods of subjugation has to do with controlling who eats and who starves to death. Historically, food has been one of the most effective tools of subjugation. If we, the Trump supporting Constitutionalists, think that the Deep State is not about to pull out all stops, including the using of food as a weapon against the people, you obviously have not heard of Venezuela and how food is being used to quell all political opposition by Madura.

The Historical Precedent of Subjugating Through Starvation

The lessons of history clearly demonstrate that dictatorial regimes, whether they be Socialists, Communists, and/or Marxists will not hesitate to use food as a weapon against their own people in order to solidify power and impose absolute autocratic control. Food can be withheld from the masses by preventing it from being grown and harvested, by contaminating it and rendering it unfit for human consumption or by simply preventing food from being distributed to a targeted population.

The two most notable examples of dictators using food a weapon in order to destroy the free will of their people comes from the regimes of Stalin and Hitler.

Josef Stalin engaged in his own Soviet style Holocaust when, in 1932 and 1933, and estimated six to 20 million people in the Ukraine died from starvation when Stalin implemented his prescription of “hope and change” policies in order to eliminate the Ukrainian’s desire for becoming their own nation-state.

Upon assuming power, the Stalinist Communist regime rapidly nationalized the food industry and forced all of the region’s farms into collectives. Thus, Stalin’s version of the Holocaust came to fruition in what history has dubbed, the “Holdomor,” in which millions perished in only a two year period when the Soviet government began to exterminate the Ukrainian population by taking control of food and food production.

Hitler proclaimed that food could be used as a tool “…to discipline the masses” and he did not hesitate to use the control of food as a type of carrot and stick in which he would reward accomplishment and punish failure as well as to promote preferential class distinctions in which his armed forces received the largest food ration cards and this is exactlywhat happens in North Korea in 2017. Skilled workers who were engaged in industries critical to the building of the German war machine, received food ration cards which were slightly less in value. And, finally, the prisoners and the Jews received the lowest valued Nazi food ration cards. Food ration cards were also utilized as incentives to increase industrial production and were also increased in value when productive Nazi workers would be promoted. Food ration cards were diminished in value for the failure to meet Nazi production goals. Hitler’s use of what psychologists refer to as classical conditioning techniques reduced the will of the German population to a pack of Pavlovian dogs who were conditioned to be totally dependent upon the government for their survival.In recent times Most recently, Somalia thug, Farah Aideed, systematically starved his people into submission as a brutal civil war raged in both Darfur and Rwanda where the Islamic regimes sought the annihilation of ‘infidels’ and the use of food was one of the primary weapons designed to force compliance. And of course, Pol Pot, Castro and Mao all used food deprivation to quarantine their political opposition and exact absolute allegiance to their respective dictatorial regimes. After reviewing this brief history lesson, does any reasonable person not believe that the Deep State, who is losing control of the national narrative, will not resort to these extreme measures?

It is safe to say that the above mentioned dictators did not rule over countries that enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast similar to what you and I are enjoying in the present time.

The US Government and Its Mass Starvation Policies

It may surprise the readers to know that the use of food by the U.S. government has been a matter of official U.S. governmental covert policy since 1974-1975.

In December, 1974, National Security Council directed by Henry Kissinger completed a classified study entitled, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study was based upon the unproven claims that population growth in Lesser Developed Countries (LDC) constituted a serious risk to America’s national security.

In November 1975 President Ford, based upon the tenets of NSSM 200 outlined a classified plan to forcibly reduce population growth in “Lesser Developed Countries (LDC)” countries through birth control, war and famine. Ford’s new national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, in conjunction with CIA  Director, George H. W. Bush, were tasked with implementing the plan and the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture assisted in the implementation of these insane genocidal plans.

NSSM 200 formally raised the question, “Would food be considered an instrument of national power here in the United States? … Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth?” Worse yet, could food be used a manipulative political tool within the United States? Kissinger has answered these questions when he stated that he was predicting a series of contrived famines, created by mandatory programs and this would make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary i order to control population, in this modern day application of eugenics in a scheme that would allow Henry to have his cake and eat it too in that the world would finally be rid of the “useless eaters!” The term “use eaters” is derived from the Fabian Socialist notion that if one consumes more than they produce, they should be exterminated. Subsequently, we should all be asking the following question:

With automation looming, and the demise of most occupation likely prior to 2030, should the American people be concerned about being labeled a bunch of useless eaters”?

Before you answer know, perhaps you might want to consider some other very salient factors.

The American Government’s Blueprint to Starve the Masses Into Submission

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order 13603 (EO), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended target are not the LDC’s but, instead, the American people and after Obama declares martial law, food will undoubtedly be used to subjugate the more resistant regions of our country.

Obama Tried to Become the Next Stalin?

On the surface, it seems unlikely that any US president, particularly………………………………………………………………………………………… President Trump, would ever starve any segment of the American people to death. However, when one considers the implications of former President Obama’s EO 13603, there can be no doubt that a future president, which would replace Trump in an act of illegitimate impeachment over the bogus Russian allegation, or by direct assassination, would not hesitate to make this Thanksgiving, the last Thanksgiving.

The blueprint has been laid, America, as the above mentioned Executive Order states:

e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

These passages represent the intent of the Deep State to control all food and to starve any targeted people for political purposes. Even if this executive order was to be repealed, a new one, just like it, could be reinstated based on the whim of the next globalist-orientated president.

How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of this sociopathic  President or the next power-hungry President?

The term “all food storage facilities” includes your refrigerator, your pantry and even the very food in your cabinets as well as what is on your kitchen table. In short, anywhere you keep food is now under the control of the government and can be redistributed.

Even though Obama is no longer President, the globalists tipped their hand in EO 13603.

Senator Feinstein’s Husband Is Becoming the Next Obama

Were you scratching your head in bewilderment as you watched on the news as the Amish have had their farms raided, raw milk producers have been jailed and the kids running lemonade stands have been shut down and ticketed? Now you know why these abuses are being perpetrated by the government in that it represents a mere conditioning process designed to get all U.S. citizens used to the idea that the government owns all food and food production.

The most clever aspect of this EO is that no Hegelian Dialectic (i.e., false flag event) is needed as a pretense to seize food and imperil survivability. Section 201(b) of the Obama EO clearly states that this EO is enforceable under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.”

Diane Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum has positioned himself to be the Stalin of California. After Obama’s EPA denied water to California’s ranchers and farmers, they went broke. Richard Blum, Feinstein’s husband bought up the distressed properties are bargain basement rates and sold the land to the Chinese at a greatly increased price.. The water restrictions were subsequently lifted and these Chinese owned farms began to send the food to China where they have a food shortage.

The World-Wide Conversion of Private Farms to Corporate Farms

In a previous interview on The Common Sense Show, Patrick Wood revealed how China is forcibly moving millions of peasants from their small farms into the previously vacant ghost cities. This is all being accomplished with a rifle pointed at the faces of the peasants in order to ensure their cooperation. Should America be concerned? Well, Hank Paulson as well as Goldman Sachs devised this plan to seized private farmland and convert land into a series of corporate farms. We already see this plan taking shape in Northern California and Southern Oregon as the BLM and the EPA are literally forcing ranchers and farmers off of their land.

George Soros, though one of his newest creations, Antifa, and its MS-13 and ISIS allies is in the midst of promoting instability through false flag attacks. IF enough false flag attacks take place and enough instability is artificially created, the “just-in-time” deliveries that visit your grocery store 3 to 6 times per day, will stop and you will find that during times like these, your grocery store will be ramsacked and will be emptied in a day. Where will you go for food then? Don’t worry, your friends from the Deep State will have set up camps all across the country to accommodate you and your family.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, and I further hope you have lots of store-able food, because if the Deep State ever becomes desperate enough, you may find yourself desperate enough to “cross the line” into a FEMA camp in order to feed yourself and your family. (Click to Source)

Happy Thanksgiving America from The Common Sense Show.

 

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Was Thanksgiving Based On Sukkot, The Feast Of Tabernacles?

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On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving. The roots of the feast are quite interesting, and relate to the Biblical feast of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.

“Over three centuries ago”, declared John F. Kennedy, “our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together, and for the faith which united them with their God.”

The Sukkot connection

Before arriving in America, Christian pilgrims had fled persecution in England, due to their puritanical beliefs, and settled for a while in Holland in 1607. There, they found themselves living among another persecuted group: Sephardic Jews – exiled from Spain.

In 1492, as every American knows, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but as every Jewish person knows, 1492 was also the year of the Expulsion from Spain. As Jewish people were being hounded out and severely persecuted in Europe, God was opening a door in the New World of the Americas. Under the Spanish Inquisition, Jews were forced to choose between conversion, death, or forced exile. Many fled, including a group who ended up in the more tolerant country of the Netherlands. That Sephardic Jewish community was later to become neighbors with our British Pilgrims, who arrived at the beginning of the seventeenth century, before making their way to the New World. A new world that would become a haven for persecuted Jewish people in years to come. But these are the events brought the paths of the British Pilgrims and Sephardic Jews to cross.

On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you are to keep the Feast of Adonai for seven days.” (Leviticus 23:39)

Could it be that the first Thanksgiving feast was based on what they had seen of the Jewish Sukkot celebrations, the Feast of Ingathering? There is certainly plenty in common.

Similarities between Sukkot and Thanksgiving

  1. Both involve pilgrims! Just as the Jewish people used to make pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times a year for the high holidays, so the Founding Fathers were later known as pilgrims.
  2. Both started with people groups who had been persecuted and had to escape.
  3. Both involve the harvest and joyful in-gathering.
  4. They both happen in the Fall.
  5. Both are based on the Biblical command to give thanks. Linda Burghardt, author of “Jewish Holiday Traditions” (Citadel Press, 2001), said, “Sukkot is considered a model for Thanksgiving. Both holidays revolve around showing gratitude for a bountiful harvest.”1
  6. Both are based around family and communal gathering.
  7. Both involve a lot of food and feasting!
  8. Hilariously (and this is just funny, not a theological point) they both involve “hodu”. Hodu is the Hebrew word for turkey and it’s also the word for the country of India… but it also means to give thanks! In English, we call that tasty roast bird a turkey, thinking that it originated from Turkey. Israelis call it hodu, thinking that it came from India (Hodu). Either way, hodu is very much on the menu at Thanksgiving!

After the Pilgrims had survived multiple challenges and reaped their first harvest, they began the tradition of giving thanks for the harvest, and for the bounty of the year. It was a three-day celebration, and Native Americans also joined in the feast.

“The pilgrims based their customs on the Bible,” said Gloria Kaufer Greene, author of the “New Jewish Holiday Cookbook” (Times Books, 1999). “They knew that Sukkot was an autumn harvest festival, and there is evidence that they fashioned the first Thanksgiving after the Jewish custom of celebrating the success of the year’s crops.” 2

Gratitude: more important than you think

Today, the feast of Thanksgiving has become almost as important as Christmas in the American calendar, and is a special time for families to get together and be thankful.

The concepts of family gathering and looking back with thankfulness are also the bedrock of the Jewish feasts.

But it is only now that with the benefit of neuroscience that we are learning how critical an attitude of gratitude is to our well-being. God knew what He was talking about when He told us that we should give thanks – no matter what:

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) 

Believing brain experts like Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Caroline Leaf are now unpacking, with scientific findings in one hand and the Bible in the other, just why God insists that we should be thankful. Both of them have truly revelatory treasures to say on the matter, which you can easily find on the internet. But for now, I’ll leave you with these thoughts from Dominic Muir:

  • You can’t be thankful and proud at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and entitled at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and unforgiving at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and jealous at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and self-pitying at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and worried at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and covetous at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and bitter at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and offended at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and dishonoring at the same time.
  • You can’t be thankful and selfish at the same time.
  • You can’t be truly thankful and prayer-less at the same time.

Staying thankful is a very good idea! For a thanksgiving praise time, why not write your own psalm of thanks about what God has done for you in your life, based on the pattern in Psalm 136? Look back over his kindness and provision, his blessings and his direction, and let all the people say, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, his love endures forever!”

Hodu l’Adonai ki tov, ki leolam chasdo

הודו לאדוני כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good, and his love endures forever.

Psalm 136

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This article originally appeared on One For Israel and is reposted with permission.

 

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A Blessed Thanksgiving to All of my Readers & Followers

il_340x270-1396499221_gzgfI didn’t want to let this day go by without thanking you, all of my readers and followers, for your faithfulness.  In addition to my gratitude, I pray that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, rest on each of you and your loved ones.

Set a chair at your table for our soon coming King Jesus!

Thank you all!   ~TheBloggingHounds.com

 

Thanksgiving Celebrates Our ‘Original Sin,’ ‘Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,’ Journalism Prof Preaches

Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.”

Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis?” he asked.

According to Jensen, Thanksgiving is “at the heart of U.S. myth-building. “But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today,” he explained.

Jensen has a long career in both working journalism and academia, including work as a copy editor at The St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Petersburg Times, as well as “volunteer editing and writing for the Texas Triangle, Austin (weekly statewide lesbian/gay paper).”

This wasn’t the first time Jensen has bashed America. He does so on a regular basis. Other Alternet pieces include headlines like “The Painful Collapse of Empire: How the ‘American Dream’ and American Exceptionalism Wreck Havoc on the World” or “What White People Fear.”

Alternet is part of the George-Soros-supported Media Consortium. It is one of 58 left-wing media operations that aim to create a progressive “echo chamber.”

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