JREnsey blog for January, 2022

Welcome…We trust your holiday season was all you could have wished for! Now let’s busy ourselves in the Lord’s work while also helping to keep our nation on track so we can continue to enjoy what little religious freedom we still have.

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The Word du jour

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (II Thessalonians 3:13 KJV).

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First, New Year’s Greetings from POTUS:

“I want to send a direct message to the American people… We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death
for the unvaccinated—for themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm.” – Joe Biden

Thanks, Joe. Goodbye, cruel world!

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Been there?

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! But I want to be sure to stay out of Debt. It is a difficult place to escape from.

I may have been in Continent, but I don’t remember what country I was in. It’s an age thing.

If the shoe fits, wear it!

Shared by a friend

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Salt for your sermon

Sign him up!

A horseman once went to Henry Ward Beecher, the famous preacher, and said, “Mr. Beecher, I have a good family horse I want to sell you. He is a good saddle horse, a good buggy horse, and a good carriage horse. He works double with any other horse on either side of the tongue. In short, he is a good, all-around horse and a good team worker.”

Mr. Beecher replied, “My friend, I can’t buy your horse, but I would like to have him as a member of my church.”

What do you have left?

As I was walking along one of the busy streets of my hometown, I heard someone singing above the noise of traffic. It wasn’t loud singing, sort of like someone singing to himself—but I heard it. Then I located the singer. He was pushing himself along through the crowd in a wheelchair by the power of his two arms, the only useful limbs he had left.

As I caught up with him I said, “A man in a wheelchair singing gives everyone who hears him a lift.”

He answered, “When I stopped looking at what I had lost and began looking at what I had left, I could sing again.”  – Guideposts

No truer words:

Count your wide conquests of sea and land,

Heap up the gold and hoard as you may,

All you can hold in your cold, dead hand,

Is what you have given away.

-E. M. Poteat, Jr.

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Observations

• Truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged. – GreenMedInfo.com

• The government forced businesses to close and people lost their jobs and income. Now they want to tax those people creating new jobs.

• Harry Truman once said, “Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I’ll show you a crook.”

• The government has raised the goal for new cars to reach 55 mpg by 2026. That is four years from now. [Pictured at left may be one of the high end 55 mpg models planned for 2027.] They must want cars to be priced out of reach of the average American. Why? So more and more people will be forced to walk to work or to markets or ride bikes (below) like third world countries? Public transportation will be the only other option. Only the “ruling class” will have cars and places to park them. Their goals are not hidden from those who are informed. To the “sheep” they say, “Look over here at all the pollution that is killing people and ruining our planet.” Repeat a lie enough times and people will come to believe it.

• Thank God one Dem had the guts to stand up against a bill that would have driven the U.S. over the socialist cliff. See what one person speaking up can do? Make your voice heard. As Christians it is none of our business what government does, you say? It doesn’t matter who we elect to Congress? Your vote doesn’t count? It was only one vote short when Congress voted to make German the official language of the U.S. Only one vote last month kept America from going socialistic. Where is the concern for the future of our children?

• Is anyone shocked? A jury found prominent Harvard chemistry and engineering professor Charles Lieber guilty of lying to federal investigators regarding his reception of Chinese funding for research projects. That’s just one. How many other college profs are on the take from communist nations and causes? One congressman was photographed in bed with a Chinese agent. He is still in Congress and running his mouth daily. Another was caught at a Communist Party function recently, even speaking there, but when exposed he tried to say he didn’t know what the meeting was about and tried to apologize. Which is worse—stupidity or lying? Both are rife in DC!

• POTUS Joe Biden told us we could enjoy the holidays with family, but only if everyone there is vaccinated and boosted twice more. Therefore, we hope you didin’t enjoy any family gatherings if someone not vaxxed was around. So doubtless many were hungry and lonely during the holidays—but also smarter! It is mostly the vaxxed that are getting Covid now. They are more at risk, it seems. (See https://www.theburningplatform.com/2021/10/19/the-unvaccinated-are-looking-smarter-every-week/

• The most disappointed people in the world are those who get what’s coming to them.

• How amazing—the first century Christians seemed to always be in some kind of trouble or difficulty, yet they seemed to always be happy and grateful.

• A fool’s tongue is usually just the right length to cut his own throat. – Anon.

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Who is next?

More than 100 US Marines and 6 Army leaders were relieved of duty for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/more-than-100-us-marines-and-6-army-leaders-were-relieved-of-duty-for-refusing-the-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AARTYog?ocid=msedgntp

Can’t get much of a job without the vax and can’t be a soldier. Can’t play sports, and can’t travel freely. But isn’t it amazing that major league sports teams are virtually 100% vaxxed, but they are getting Covid at a higher rate now than they were a few months ago unvaxxed. Also, over one hundred soccer players have collapsed and died on the fields in just this past 12 months. Causality is said to be heart attacks following covid vaccination. Go figure. [https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/2/frontlinenews/500-increase-in-sudden-cardiac-and-unexplained-deaths-among-fifa-athletes-in-2021/]

It is not the unvaccinated that is causing the uptick in claimed Covid cases but the vaccinated. The fear mongers are not looking at the real stats. According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, no one in the U.S. has died from the Omicron variant and only one worldwide at last count. Omicron does not justify another shutdown and lockout. And the vaccinations are not working, the masks are not working, and social distancing is not working. So please stop the nonsense and power grab and put America back to work and in touch. Communism is not the answer to the world’s problems.

You have to dig for truth. You won’t find it lying around on the shallow jargon of some CNN or MSNBC broadcast. Dig for the facts and figures of those dying as a result of the vaccine. Dig for what is in the 4.9 $$$trillion bill the Dems were trying to pass—they won’t volunteer the information. It would socialize America. That’s why you haven’t seen what all is really in the bill. They lost the vote in December but you can be sure they will try again in a few weeks. Watch for filibuster to be attached in the Senate and the Supreme Court to be packed, but only if all the patriots sit down and shut up.

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What is the Muslim Brotherhood up to?

We are told there are at least 60 Muslim/Jihadist training camps in the U.S. Do you wonder what all that is about? Here is a brief video that will inform Americans about the plans the Muslim Brotherhood has in store for US:

https://americansstandwithisrael.blogspot.com/2012/02/do-you-live-near-terrorism-hot-spot.html

They don’t mind telling us where they stand:

Allah is our Objective,

The Prophet is our Leader,

The Qur’an is our Law,

Jihad is our Way,

Dying in the name of Allah is our highest Hope.

If they are that bold, why should we mind letting the world know where we stand?

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Headlines from the year 2059…prophetically speaking

Ozone created by electric cars now killing thousands in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia’s third language so schools will be required to teach it.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.  

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Most of Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica. No other country has come forward to help the beleaguered nation!  

Joe Biden feels revived; plans to run for governor of the state of DC at age 116; has blessing of President Chelsea Clinton and Vice President Shakira Nasrallah.

George Q. Bush says he will run for President in 2060.   

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

43-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise are the key to weight management.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and Floruba. 

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee with her mouth shut.

Senate still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos per liter and stations are only open on the second Tuesday of each month.  

478 more deaths in last two weeks from electric shocks at charging stations.

Supreme Court rules imprisoning criminals violates their civil rights. 

Average height of NBA players is now nine feet seven inches with only 13 illegitimate children.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2060.

Floruba voters still having trouble with Greentooth cordless voting machines. 

Thumb amputations are up this week; no end in sight to the pandemic of Blue Thumb due to texting.

Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hanlons-razor/2011/06/21/ and others.

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Back to the stone age

‘Rithmetic and spelin’ we don’t need to know,

Readin’ and writin’ are the next ones to go.

Everyone and everything is suddenly racist. Even math. Since kids of skin tone other than white are said to presently struggle with it more than others, educators say it must be made more “inclusive.” Who are the real racists here?

Ah, but there’s that word again: inclusive. A few years ago “diversity” was the big new buzzword to which all are were to bow and scrape. Sounded good and reasonable until we saw in its application where it would take us.

Now it’s “inclusive,” a word that few are sure what it might mean in practice but are quickly learning as society incorporates it to fit a cultural narrative. It basically means to dumb down education so those who don’t really want to learn or become useful citizens will be given open positions in government, business and education based strictly on the melanin pigment affecting their skin tone rather than their ability, motivation, or the content of their character. That’s “equity,” in case you hadn’t noticed—the other new watchword growing out of inclusivism, whose definition we are quickly learning from government agencies and the leftist media.

Equity, as being applied, is the Sword of Damocles, hanging precariously by a slender thread above the heart of our nation, capable at any moment of falling. The thread is being slowly severed by those who hate America and its Christian undergirding.

If you know any college students, ask them about their vision for America. Then share yours.

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Does Luke contradict himself in Acts 9:7 and 22:9?

Luke was a serious historian and also a doctor. Such a one would be quite unlikely to contradict himself in such a short span of time. Those who think there is a contradiction have a low view of Scripture. Here are the verses:

KJV: 9:7 – “And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
22:9 – “And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.”

The problem is in the translation, not in Luke’s recording of the incident. Greek grammarians assure us that when a form of the verb “to hear” akouo is followed by the accusative case, it may be rendered “to understand.” When followed by the genitive case, it suggests they did not comprehend (22:9). It’s like we sometimes say to our kids—“Did you hear what I said!?”—meaning, of course, did you “understand” what I said?

A similar situation occurred in John 12:29: “The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.” Hearing and understanding are not always the same.

The KJV indicates they didn’t hear the voice, which leaves questions in the reader’s mind. Thus, the NASB, NLT, and the ESV are correct in their renderings that indicate that the men heard the voice but did not understand or comprehend what was said. Why? Either the men with him were Syrians (since they were going to Damascus), Roman soldiers from elsewhere, or other non-Hebrew-speaking individuals; or, God intentionally scrambled the message in their ears since He was only speaking to Saul.

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Expressions

Since the New Year always features babies in some format, we figured the babies themselves might have something to say about people, places and things as we celebrate the arrival of 2022.

Baby Joe B sez:

 

“All I did was vote NO on his stupid bill. The big baby!”

 

“Nancy will be crying in November when I am returned to the Speaker’s Chair.” – Kevin McCarthy

 

“Mayor, did you really think defunding the police would deter crime?”

 

“A bad day with a bald head is better than a good day with a man bun!”

 

AOC at six months

 

“And they call me Poopy Pants?”

 

“We are on our way to a red wave in November!”

 

“Just wait until I am in the driver’s seat. I’ll show ’em how to run things up here!” KH at 1 year.

 

“I can’t believe Gerber says this banana casserole is even edible!” – Paula Deen at 10 months

 

“Chuck and I are going up there to clean house in November!”

 

“Hurry! Our New Year’s resolutions start in five minutes!”

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Books

The Book We Call The Bible

by J. R. Ensey
Pentecostal theologian Talmadge French has said:
“Here we are treated to a probing, yet readable, analysis of things pertaining to the formation and transmission of the biblical text. The implications of these discussions are far-reaching, worthy of our most sincere scrutiny, and of interest and relevance to all who love the Word of God. J. R. Ensey has rendered all of us a great service in addressing, in such a detailed and clear manner, the issues relevant to the matters of biblical authority, the text and translation.” – From The Foreword

The time has come for us to objectively take a closer look at the Book that informs us of the origins of the universe, the history of man, the cause of suffering in the world, and the path to restoration, redemption, and eternal life. No other book contains this authoritative history and information. No other book can justifiably claim divine inspiration and inerrancy. The chapter on Why You Can Trust the Bible is worth the price of the book.

This book is available in eBook from Advance Ministries $12.95 or Printed form from Amazon, $18.95. (Click on Amazon to order printed book.)

Letters To Pastors and Other Saints

by Peter Connell

“The pastors of seven churches of Asia, assemblies specifically named in the second and third chapters of Revelation, were selected as recipients of these “love letters” from Christ. Only one of them came out virtually unscathed. The others felt the Lord’s hot breath of correction. What did it all mean? How does it all relate to us?
Enter Peter Connell. He took up the challenge to dig into the background of each church and city to give us fresh insight into the relevance of these letters. I discovered information I had never read. Views that enhanced the parameters of their problems and what they were to do overcome them were laid out clearly. Letters to Pastors and Other Saints is an appeal to every leader and layman to live up to our first, high calling.” – J. R. Ensey

“Peter Connell has delivered a succinct, informative and insightful look into the letters to the seven churches of Asia. Ministers and lay members alike will glean much from this stirring and soul searching study.It has obviously been inspired by the Christ of the Candlesticks to help challenge and even awaken the church of today.It is a must read for anyone desiring to understand just how interested the Lord Jesus Christ is in the performance of His church assemblies and their overseers.” – Jonathan Alvear

“This timely book brings clarity and fresh new insights into the letters written to the pastors and saints of the seven churches of Asia. No matter how serious the issues, we can overcome, if we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” – Nathan Dudley

AM Price $14.95  To order click on title of book.

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Last Word

Happy New Year!

As Tiny Tim said so well, “God bless us every one!”

JREnsey

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