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Posted 11/15/16 at 6:08 PM | Mark Ellis

Israel: Rabbis ask Trump and Putin to help rebuild Temple in Jerusalem

Model of proposed Third Temple

By Mark Ellis

A group of leading Israeli rabbis are calling for President-elect Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin to help the Jewish people rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple would most likely be rebuilt on the Temple Mount, considered the most sensitive, politically-charged piece of real estate in the world. Christians believe it will be center stage for a final countdown prior to the return of Christ.

“The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented,” Prof. Rabbi Hillel Weiss told Israel National News.

Rabbi Weiss serves as a spokesperson for the Sanhedrin, a modern initiative to rebuild the Jewish people’s Third Temple.

The group sent letters to Trump and Putin calling on them to support this project they believe will benefit all mankind. FULL POST

Posted 11/15/16 at 11:05 AM | Michael Bresciani

The Trump Victory: What does it mean for the Christians?

Excitement has been running high and full congratulations are in order for Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the American voters.

The Bible reading Christian knows that politics and religion (faith) may be intertwined, but they are not two of a kind. Mr. Trump will be our President, not our pastor and he cannot give to us, what only can be supplied by the Holy Spirit.

Author of the bestselling “Born Again,” Chuck Colson, said it best. – “The kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One…”

What will arrive on Air Force One is a chance to change direction and undo some of the worst legacies and laws to undermine our nation in its entire history.

Many are rejoicing in what looks like a veritable miracle of God in the outcome of this heated election. Others are cautious and are calling it a reprieve or a period of probation for America to pause and deeply consider the generational long slide into deep immorality we have been undergoing. To many, it is the beginning of revival or a renewal.

Anne Graham Lotz, Franklin Graham and a plethora of significant voices are warning that we should pray even more now - than before.

They are right for several reasons. FULL POST

Posted 11/15/16 at 10:37 AM | selwyn perry

Civil Rights

THE TRUTH: If you know what a thing is you know what it isn't

No man has a civil right to marry another man because marriage is the lawful biological union of one man with one woman and their offspring, not the sexual union of one man with another man's rectum, which is uncivilised, the chief cause of AIDS and against the laws of nature.

Posted 11/14/16 at 3:34 PM | Mark Ellis

3400 Yezidi women and girls remain sex slaves in Mosul, their liberation slowed by street fighting

Dalia, a high school girl, was bought and sold seven times by ISIS fighters before her escape

By Mark Ellis

A Yezidi human rights activist reported that very few Yezidi women have been rescued from the grip of ISIS since the operation to free Mosul began in October.

“While the world is plunged in politics, 3400 Yezidi women and girls remain enslaved for ISIS sex use, Nadia Murad Basee Taha told ARA News. Only a few have escaped since the Mosul operation stated,” she said.

“I have recently been receiving calls from Yezidi families who need help to rescue their women and girls in ISIS captivity. It is unbearable,” Murad said.

“A Yazidi mother told me that her 16-year-old daughter’s rescue from ISIS sex slavery costs $15,000 and she cannot pay,” the activist said. “Yazidi women, even when there is a possibility for them to be rescued, there is no financial support for the work. Unbelievable pain,” she told ARA. FULL POST

Posted 11/13/16 at 12:41 PM | Yvonne Perkins

Donald Trump President-Elect? What Now?

1st Samuel 8:19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

Let me make it perfectly clear that it is my opinion that Donald Trump Should Not Be President. He is racist. He is sexist.He has no experience in government. He has No experience in military strategies and little regard for those who have served,.disregard for the law when he it goes against what he considers to be violence but he advocates violence. Wonder why hate groups are attracted to him? He is self-absorbed. He right. He lacks compassion. He has no regard for the poor,sick, or disabled.Not only does he attractsis egotist.

I personally think the only reason he ran for President was to get back at President Obama for humiliating him at the White House Correspondent dinner. Why is he so focused on destroying the legacy of President Barack Obama? https://youtu.be/k8TwRmX6zs4. Advocates during away with Geneva Convention, and possibly NATO.He has been inconsistent about his stance on many issues http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/full-list-donald-trump-s-rapidly-changing-policy-positions-n547801 He has lack of emotional control and is temperamental. FULL POST

Posted 11/9/16 at 2:03 PM | Mark Ellis

Trump victory confirms vision of imprisoned Persian pastor

Trump attracted huge crowds with his magnetic personality and provocative comments

By Mark Ellis

He grabbed world attention when he entered the race for the U.S. presidency uttering great boasts and hurling insults at his opponents. Now stunned political pundits and establishment figures realize there was substance behind the bravado, as Donald Trump won a smashing victory that caught everyone by surprise.

Trump attracted followers and a compliant media with his magnetic personality. Last night they had to reckon with the fact that he is not only a financial genius, but a political genius as well – pulling off an upset very few thought possible.

Yet one Iranian American Christian pastor languishing in one of Iran’s notorious prisons had a powerful vision four years ago that Trump would become president.

In the vision, Christian pastor Saeed Abedini saw “a young man with blue eyes, blond hair. I was sitting with him in a room,” Abedini told the Huffington Post. “Someone told me, ‘He’s going to be the next president of the United States and you’re going to be friends with him.” FULL POST

Posted 11/8/16 at 4:30 PM | Karen Kramer

United Nations Expiration Date

It’s not a question of whether the United Nations has lost its effectiveness; it’s whether it really had any to begin with.

Having recently celebrated its 71st birthday, the UN has quite a startling record of misfortune. Since its inception in 1945 there have been 150 wars across the globe with over 100 million casualties.

During the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump highlighted the need for American allies to participate in the cost of their own defense. Simply put, America is too broke to pay the bills for national defense beyond its own borders. He also indicated that America’s taxpayers are footing too much of the cost for the United Nations.

The U.N.’s $20 billion annual budget covers a broad range of activities, and some have been traced to nefarious ones. Naturally, there is no auditing mechanism in place to account for any of the U.N. expenditures. Is there a better way to negotiate peace and maintain it? While a war weary world created the United Nations, it’s now a far different global climate. Communists openly trade with democratic nations. China owns much of the United States debt. FULL POST

Posted 11/5/16 at 12:47 PM | Michael Bresciani

Hillary’s Attack Ads – Open to Serious Scrutiny

With only days to go to the general election the millions of dollars relegated for ads to influence our choices will be unleashed through the media, for both political parties.

One ad that Hillary has already begun to smatter across the gray matter of millions of Americans is extremely damaging, but it is anything but fair. If scrutinized in its full context it can be seen for what it really is which is a weapon of fear.

The ad starts with Donald Trump feigning that he is using the F word. We cannot excuse him; we all hope our leaders and statesmen will not use profanity to get their message to us or our enemies. But the future of the nation will not be hanging on the use of PC language and extraneous protocol.

Then the more serious part of the ad shows Donald saying that he would “blow up” one of our enemies if he had to.

On closer examination Trump did not threaten to blow up anyone. He said he would blow up Middle Eastern refineries and pipelines now under control if ISIS. FULL POST

Posted 11/4/16 at 1:31 PM | olabode ososami

The Undefeatable God

Today, many think God can be defeated, disputed with, embarrassed, cheated or even ridiculed …forgetting that the worlds and powers can be likened to plastic toys in His hands. I watch how people struggle and hustle for power and the intense tensions to win … and the wicked ambitions to acquire illegitimate gains … the vanity of it all. But what stuns me the most is why we think God is surprised, taken aback or slightly disturbed – when it all rests in His hands and while He cannot be changed by anything. Anything invariably happens because He permits it or decides to simply watch it. No one can breathe for a second without Him. Our sanity is in His hands. When He decides an intervention, He cannot be stopped … whatever He has concluded must be so and exactly at the time ordained by Him. God's transcendence means that He is outside space and time, and therefore eternal and unable to be changed by forces within the universe. FULL POST

Posted 11/3/16 at 11:40 PM | Carrie Stoelting

Don't Skip This Election: Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8!

The Cubs triumphantly won the World Series, and (most of) the country rejoiced! Finally, after 108 years, the team met success again. Cubs now fill the newsfeeds, headlines, and media of all kinds. What a win!

What if we took the lesson of persistence (no matter what) into Election Day? Against all odds, we can see better results than we expect if -and only if- we pray and vote.

Yes, vote.

Veterans have died so that we can vote. We cherish veterans. So, yes, we're voting. We're voting not because of perfect candidates. We're voting for policies...not people. We're voting because it's our duty as citizens. We're voting because we love veterans and cherish the lives given on the battlefield to protect our freedoms. We're going to vote for the policies that match our values. And we urge you to do the same. Pray and vote. Vote and pray...pray...pray. But please vote.

Why? Well, allow us to stop the myths about what voting really means. Our culture contains a lot of confusion about voting. So let's get back to the voting basics:

Voting Reality Check:

  • Voting simply means selecting the policies that are best for our country.
  • Voting for people does not equal endorsing their lives.
  • During the primaries, do your best to get the finest, God-fearing candidates. But, after that, vote for the electable candidate that has the most pro-life, pro-faith, and pro-Constitution policies.
  • Voting for people also does not mean excusing abuses of the past. (Voting does not even necessarily mean you even like the person.)
  • In essence, voting stops complete and utter tyranny. When you vote, you vote for the one who offers the best policies for America and who realistically possesses the ability to stop the worst candidate. In this election, the worst candidate is Hillary Clinton, whose anti-Christian policies and anti-life stances should send shudders down every enlightened voter's spine.
  • As young women, we deem it deplorable that Hillary Clinton is the first female presidential nominee of a major party. (Many other women would do an indescribably better job than she.) She misrepresents women. Her well-documented lies hide behind a smiling disguise. If Hillary wins, America loses. Therefore, although we do not dare endorse Trump's past personal life, Trump is the one that possesses the best policies and opportunity to stop her.
Voting remains citizens' important responsibility in order to keep our freedoms and stop government from being too powerful in our daily lives. Voting is a way for citizens to protect and honor veterans.
Think of it this way: Election Day and Veterans Day pair well both in proximity on the calendar and in underlying meaning. Veterans have fought for our freedoms -including our ability to vote. When we vote, we put a stop to unbridled tyranny.
Defend your defenders when you enter the ballot box. Do you want Secretary Clinton, who claims to not even know the basics about how to email securely (and has lied), to handle national security? Of course not. With that said, let's continue to some FAQ's on voting in Election 2016.
Election 2016 Voting Q & A:
Q: Why vote when your first pick no longer appears on the ballot?
Vote...because veterans died for your freedom to vote. Vote...because you're voting for policies -not the candidates themselves. Vote...because, if you refrain, our country will no longer be free. Vote...because you vote for policies...not candidates.
Q: How do you vote when you do not like any of the candidates?
Again, voting for people does not equal endorsing their lives. Ideally, we vote for people whom we view as Godly, good examples of leadership. But, in an imperfect world in which a theocracy does not exist, we must vote for imperfect people with the policies that match most with our values. Voting for people means voting for the policies they have presented and with which you agree most.
Q: I think I won't vote this time. What do you think of that?
Well, with all due respect, we would urge you to prayerfully reconsider. Why? Our brave servicemen and women spilled their blood in order to allow us the privilege to vote. We reinforce our freedoms via the right to vote. Citizens finally have the opportunity to defend our defenders when selecting a new commander in chief.
In conclusion, we've noticed something good about this election process: People are getting tired of being disappointed in people. And more people are praying. Could this be a step for America to turn to God instead of turning away from Him? We hope and pray so. Oh, how we hope and pray so!
America, it's time. It's time to remember this: "Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing-without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good." (Romans 12:9, AMP)
-Stacie Ruth Stoelting and Carrie Beth Stoelting
Sisters and Founders of Unite the USA

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