WOULD YOU BE ISIS? [A contemporary story of a rebellion against a colonial power- as we too celebrate our independence day]
[Samuel 5- 2nd Tim. 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKwdYzLfpAQ Would you be ISIS?
5 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
My commentary below-
1 WHY ISIS?
ON VIDEO- [verses- news links below]
.Why did the leader of Turkey finally apologize to Russia- 2 days before the airport was attacked?
.The attackers were from Chechnya and Russia.
.Did he see the writing on the wall?
.Police chief resigns- because he was taking drugs from the evidence room?
.Muslims- Jews and Christians
.DA Mark Skurka
.The Fallujah debacle
.Prosperity gospel and TV preachers
.The 10 million dollar plane
.The puppet king
As a country- we have a short attention span, and because of that the media can manipulate us.
As in the words of an advisor to the president on his passing of Obamacare ‘if the people weren’t so stupid- we would have never passed it’ [my paraphrase]
Or for a real time example- Bill Clinton just happened to bump into the attorney general at the airport.
So- let’s keep this short-
In Iraq you have a divided political party- sort of like the U.S.
The division is Sunni- Shiite.
Compare that to you- whether you are a Republican or Democrat.
Iraq had a leader- grant it- bad man- Saddam Hussein.
George Bush thought he had evidence the guy had chemical weapons [OH NO! THAT MIGHT BE A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRCUTION!]
So we started a war- and watched his opponents hang him in the streets.
Now- say if Putin decided Obama’s placing of more weapons/troops on Russia’s border- which we are indeed doing thru NATO.
And say if Russia decided to go to war with us- because of the threat he sees [like Bush saw] and say if they removed our president from office- and his enemies managed to try him- and have him executed.
Ok- no matter what side of the aisle you are on- I hope you would be against a foreign country making such a decision for us.
That’s what we did.
The new president of Iraq- Malaki- was a Shiite- and the others were Sunni.
This man arrested- imprisoned the ‘democrats’ [Sunni].
And went after his political opponents- just like if Russia backed a Dem- or Repub. – and the new leader actually went after- and imprisoned the kids of his political opposition.
So- the Sunni’s protested loudly ‘what the hell have you done- U.S. – our kids being jailed- the leaders who are on our side being imprisoned- and the cities we [Sunni] live in- are treated like trash- like we are now the enemy’.
Eventually one of these imprisoned ‘political’ opponent’s got out- and he was so pissed off-
He joined an extremist group- named Al-Qaida- and began fighting- for his own Sunni side- with anger.
His little movement spread north to Syria- and became known as ISIS.
Now- there’s more to it- but like I said we have very short attention spans.
But you just got the jist of it- maybe for the first time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fallujah_(2016) Link on Fallujah-
TRANSGENDER- This has nothing to do with today’s message- but I have a few minutes- and thought I’d mention this.
Our military just made Transgender people- who serve- as a separate category.
Meaning- shared facilities [bathroom- etc.]
In the whole debate our country has been going thru- I heard the defense secretary [Carter] speak about how it’s ‘the right thing to do’.
Gender is actually a term- it has an actual definition- and if we want to begin applying it to a group of people- then we need to re-define what we are talking about [for instance- if we had a phenomenon where people ‘felt’ like they had 3 arms- and over time we realized many people ‘felt’ this way- then would we define them as actually having 3 arms?]
The point being- gender is actually something you are born with ‘John- you are so insensitive by saying that’.
This is not meant to demean anyone- or discriminate- but the actual language we are using in this whole debate is wrong.
If we need to change the language- for example ‘transgender’ to something else [I feel like- and identify- as male- female] then the whole debate would make more sense.
But when Ash Carter says ‘it’s right to not discriminate against people who ‘transition’ between genders’- that’s not correct.
Everyone who identifies this way- beside the few who were born with both male and female genitalia- is actually not ‘trans gender’.
And it’s not discriminatory- in any way- to say that.
Just like it would not be wrong to say to a 2 armed person- who ‘identifies’ as having 3 arms- ‘look- you physically have only 2 arms’- even if you ‘feel’ like you have 3.
2Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
2Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
2Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
2Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
2Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
2Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
2Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/06/30/u-s-ship-close-encounter-russian-patrol-orig-vstan.cnn Look at the headline- it makes you think the U.S. ship went up to the Russian one.
Why? Our allies in the region believe the U.S. is backing down to Russian aggression.
But the actual story/video is the Russian vessel was the aggressor- again.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/01/mafia-take-out-owner-famed-nyc-pizzeria-gunned-down-in-suspected-mob-hit.html?intcmp=hpbt3 Ok- no more Mafia posts for me.
http://www.kristv.com/story/32357104/tobacco-junction-owner-employees-arrested-for-selling-synthetic-marijuana I actually used to buy cigarettes here- I think the owners thought I was a narc- dressed in black- they see the fire dept. badge when I open my wallet- and just starting buying them this last year- on my way to visit David who lives in the area. I bet they are thinking ‘I knew that guy was a cop’! Oh well.
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