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A good little bit before we moved in, we saw a tiny little mouse in the attic. We never saw any signs of it anywhere else in the house. Even after we moved in, we looked for signs, but nothing.

A couple of weeks after we moved in we started smelling the weirdest, most off-putting smell and it was always near plumbing (bathroom, water heater, etc). We tried everything. Cleaned thoroughly, and flushed the lines thinking it might have been stagnant water because the water was on way before we moved in so we thought that could be it. Even thought it might be the treatment plant. To no avail…..

Yesterday morning I walked through the kitchen, right past the dishwasher barefoot. I was headed to the laundry room to start laundry and was DISTRACTED. Derek walked RIGHT BEHIND ME, following my steps. He saw faint movement and looked down. And there it was, the small rat snake. He picked it up and took it outside.

He came back in and said, “there was your smell”. Rat snakes put off an awful odor as part of a defense mechanism. He had been in our house for at least 2-3 weeks. Since he’s been out….no smell.

He came in looking for a mouse. That mouse was valuable to him. He wanted it and he came looking for it.

I asked Derek how he thought it got in. And his response got me thinking this morning. He said, “he could have slipped in when any of us left the door cracked just a bit”. As we were moving, or kids going in and out, maybe walking out to the grill. It was small and sneaky and very well could have slipped right past us and us not even know he got in.

So this morning the Holy Spirit said to me, “do you see what can happen when you’re distracted? How quickly the enemy can sneak in your door, and sliver right past you? If he thinks there is something valuable there, he is going to try to sneak in and take it”.

And that’s how it happens. We miss one church service that turns into 6 months, we have one drink that leads back into an old lifestyle, we send one text that leads to an affair, we tell one fib that turns into a trail of lies and deceit.

The signs were there. I smelled the smell. (anyone that knows me understands this). I knew there was an enemy in the camp. But I was too “busy” to continue to look. So I just cleaned around it to try to make it “better”.

If satan can’t have you, he’ll distract you. Once you are safe in the Father’s arms and your name is written down, he can’t have you, so he tries to distract you. He tries to interrupt your holy living, he tries to break up your family, he tries to corrupt your mind, and he tries to fill you full of bitterness and unforgiveness.

LISTEN TO ME: He tries to stop you from getting any other names in that book!!!!!!! He tries to stop you from witnessing. He tells you you can’t, he ruins your witness through lies.

Don’t leave the door cracked. Lock it down. Be on guard. Put that armor on first thing. Stay prayed up.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 NIV

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:10-11

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 NKJV

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:19-20 NIV

Biden vs GOP

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Time to wake up and take America back from the commies.

clown biden Ecclesiastes 10:2

Prayer is important; 2nd Chronicles 7:13-14. Pray now or prepare to pay a very dear price.

Liberalism wants a world where your identity as male or female is a “social construct” rather than a matter of biology, DNA, and pre-determind selection. Even though it is stated in Genesis that “HE CREATED THEM BOTH MALE AND FEMALE”. But liberalism wants to remove the “creator” component. They hate the very idea of “natural law”. So their Utopia? Remove the God of creation .. Now you can be your own God and “create yourselves” into whatever image you like. And since you are not created in “His Image” you don’t need Him nor His instructions. All you really need is big government as your “source”. This is the religion and gospel of elite liberalism.

#Let’s Go Brandon

Let’s go Brandon is the rallying cry right now for faith & freedom loving Americans; and perhaps for liberty-loving people worldwide.

Mike Huckabee was being very gracious in saying that the reporter at the racetrack confused what was being said by the fans in the background by claiming the crowd was saying Let’s Go Brandon ( #LGB ) when the crowd was being sufficiently vocal for it to be clearly understood that they were chanting #FJB. Now, to give her credit, it rhymes. Most of us are aware that the CNN reporter was attempting to cover up-hide what was really being said and that she did it in either standard CNN reporter malpractice or for fear of losing her job for telling the truth instead of towing the Dem Party Line and covering up the truth when it doesn’t fit their agenda.

The left doesn’t lie to us because the truth will hurt our feelings; they lie to us because the truth might provoke us to make choices that won’t serve their interests. In the not too distant future people will wonder how we could have let them lie to us for so long and cause so much damage to our society.

If we’d had honest journalism from the Main Stream Media over the past few years we wouldn’t have China Joe in the White House and we would still have a booming economy. Therefore, it is time to wake up, speak up, and take back our country.

Pelosi Praises Biden’s “Encyclopedic Knowledge”

yup – he’s so brilliant that he isn’t allowed to take questions and often loses the fight against the teleprompter during prepared and rehearsed remarks. C’mon man.

Resident Joe forgot what he was sying on live TV on more than one occasion. For example “Why am I here?” as he stumbled around searching for a cogent thought but that is far from the only time Joe forgot his lines and demonstrated his utter incompetency for the job he is occupying. If he actually has the intelligence and leadership capability needed, then China Joe needs to show proof of it.

It’s a little disturbing to hear Pelosi, a high level member of the Democrat Party say such a thing rather than an expression of grave concerns on Joe’s fitness for the role he is supposed to be playing.

One can’t help but wonder about her cognitive capability which seems to be greatly diminished due to her insatiable lust for power and perks at the expense of the American people.

Christopher Columbus’ Forgotten Crusade Against Jihad

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Christopher Columbus’s Forgotten Crusade Against Jihad

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM OCT 14, 2021 2:20 PM ET Share Tweet

Another Columbus Day has come and gone. Although it was “celebrated” with the usual denunciations and outraged wokeism concerning the Italian explorer’s alleged “genocide” against the natives, one influential voice came to Columbus’s defense: On October 11, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation, an excerpt of which follows:null

Columbus stands a singular figure in Western Civilization, who exemplified courage, risk-taking, and heroism in the face of enormous odds; as a visionary who saw the possibilities of exploration beyond Europe; and as a founding father who laid the foundation for what would one day become the United States of America, which would commemorate Columbus by naming its federal district after him.

While all this is true, Columbus stands for and is a reminder of something else that is now little known if not completely forgotten: He was, first and foremost, a crusader—an avowed enemy of the jihad; his expeditions were, first and foremost, about circumventing and ultimately retaliating against the Islamic sultanates surrounding and terrorizing Europe—not just finding spices.

When he was born, the then more than 800-year-old war with Islam—or rather defense against jihad—was at an all-time high. In 1453, when Columbus was 2-years-old, the Turks finally sacked Constantinople, an atrocity-laden event that rocked Christendom to its core.

Over the following years, the Muslims continued making inroads deep into the Balkans, leaving much death and destruction in their wake, with millions of Slavs enslaved. (Yes, the two words are etymologically connected, and for this very reason.)

In 1480, when he was 29, the Turks even managed to invade Columbus’s native Italy, where, in the city of Otranto, they ritually beheaded 800 Christians—and sawed their archbishop in half—for refusing to embrace Islam.

It was in this context that Spain’s monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella—themselves avowed crusaders, especially the queen, who concluded the centuries-long Reconquista of Spain by liberating Granada of Islam in 1492—took Columbus into their service.

They funded his ambitious voyage in an effort to launch, in the words of historian Louis Bertrand, “a final and definite Crusade against Islam by way of the Indies.” (It, of course, went awry and culminated in the incidental founding of the New World.)

Many Europeans were convinced that if only they could reach the peoples east of Islam—who if not Christian were at least “not as yet infected by the Mahometan plague,” to quote Pope Nicholas V (d.1455)—together they could crush Islam between them. (The plan was centuries old and connected to the legend of Prester John, a supposedly great Christian monarch reigning in the East who would one day march westward and avenge Christendom by destroying Islam.)

All this comes out clearly in Columbus’s own letters: In one he refers to Ferdinand and Isabella as “enemies of the wretched sect of Mohammet” who are “resolve[d] to send me to the regions of the Indies, to see [how the people thereof can help in the war effort].” In another written to the monarchs after he reached the New World, Columbus offers to raise an army “for the war and conquest of Jerusalem.”

Nor were Spain and Columbus the first to implement this strategy; once Portugal was cleared of Islam in 1249, its military orders launched into Muslim Africa. “The great and overriding motivation behind [Prince] Henry the Navigator’s [b. 1394] explosive energy and expansive intellect,” writes historian George Grant, “was the simple desire to take the cross—to carry the crusading sword over to Africa and thus to open a new chapter in Christendom’s holy war against Islam.” He launched all those discovery voyages because “he sought to know if there were in those parts any Christian princes,” who “would aid him against the enemies of the faith,” wrote a contemporary.

Does all this make Columbus and by extension Ferdinand and Isabella—not to mention the whole of Christendom—“Islamophobes,” as those few modern critics who mention the Islamic backdrop of Columbus’s voyage often accuse?

The answer is yes—but not in the way that word is used today. While the Greek word phobos has always meant “fear,” its usage today implies “irrational fear.” However, considering that for nearly a thousand years before Columbus, Islam had repeatedly attacked Christendom to the point of swallowing up three-quarters of its original territory, including for centuries Spain; that Islam’s latest iteration, in the guise of the Ottoman Turks, was during Columbus’s era devastating the Balkans and Mediterranean; and that, even centuries after Columbus, Islam was still terrorizing the West—marching onto Vienna with 200,000 jihadis in 1683 and provoking America into its first war as a nation—the very suggestion that historic Christian fears of Islam were “irrational” is itself the height of irrationalism.

Related: Where Have You Gone, Columbus Day?

Note: The above account on Columbus was excerpted from and is documented in the author’s, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Raymond Ibrahim, an expert in Islamic history and doctrine, is author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013); and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). He has appeared on C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, CNN, NPR, and PBS, and been published by the New York Times SyndicateLos Angeles TimesWashington PostFinancial TimesWeekly StandardChronicle of Higher Education, and Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. Formerly an Arabic linguist at the Library of Congress, Ibrahim has guest lectured at many universities, including the U.S. Army War College, briefed governmental agencies such as U.S. Strategic Command, and testified before Congress. He has been a visiting fellow/scholar at a variety of Institutes—from the Hoover Institution to the National Intelligence University—and is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute. His full biography is available here.  Follow Raymond at Twitter and Facebook.

TRENDING

Bidenism

Bidenism is Centrism. A doctrine that offers even less than zero. It has been tried for 40 years, and has resulted in the Gen Xers  and the Millennials and the Gen Zers being pushed into a trajectory of diminished expectations, year after year. Generation Covid-19, I suspect, won’t even bother with expectations; they will mindlessly follow the mandates of their masters, the “dear leaders”

For the last two weekends, videos have gone viral of large crowds at college football games chanting “F**k Biden.” Others have shown hecklers at his in-person events yelling the phrase, and the hashtag #FBiden trended on Twitter. The stain of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal collided with the emotional 20th anniversary of the  9/11 attacks. The self-inflicted wound the administration foisted on America is not just open. It is starting to fester. Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan, and the State Department has told our Afghan allies to ask the United Nations for help with the evacuation.

Say what?  We are Americans; we don’t betray and leave people behind!  Bide called his role in the Afghanistanian “withdrawal” a “success.”  If that was a success then Joe is a very evil person!  The Biden administration has betrayed America and her allies.

To distract from the horror show and national security issues they have created, the administration pivoted to COVID-19. On Thursday, President Biden announced an unprecedented vaccine mandate in a speech that was astonishingly divisive. The last two weeks also produced disappointing jobs numbers, predictions of rising food prices, and an 8.3% increase in producer prices for August. Americans have a lot to be concerned about.

CNN poll released on Friday, Sep 10, ’21, shows that Americans are concerned and angry. Despite a D+6 sample, the results are a cause for concern if you are a Democrat running in 2022. In previous iterations of the same poll, some reported having no opinion on Biden’s handling of the presidency, the economy, and COVID-19. Now it appears that no one is undecided. Even with an oversampling of Democrats, Biden’s overall approval is only 52%. On the economy, only 51% say things are going well. Even COVID-19 only earned 56%, a 10-point decline from April.

The cost of Bidenism is extremely high.  There are thousands of people left behind by Biden and their lives are in jeopardy, but he doesn’t care because he is counting on the left-leaning media to continue to run cover for him.

Pray in accordance with 2nd Chronicles 7:14. – pastorwardclinton.com