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Pushing Against Resistance

When we can move forward and create a lifestyle of moving forward consistently in faith, pushing against the opposition and the resistance that continually will reveal itself, then we will create and walk in a lifestyle, and create a life, that is full of abundance.

I was just in the gym, working out, which I do—try to do—four days a week. I do some cardio—good for the heart, circulation—get the blood pumping, and then I move on to some weights. I like to weight-lift or lift weights. And I get to lifting some pretty heavy weights. The sign of progress when you’re weight-lifting is that you can increase how much weight you can lift. That’s always a good sign.

Weightlifting—Pushing Against Resistance Physically

I always like when I know I can lift more weight than I was lifting a week or two ago. That shows progress. That shows I’m gaining strength; I’m gaining muscle. It shows my consistency and my commitment is paying off—it’s paying dividends. And the dividends that I ultimately will see and notice will be in overall strength of my body and how I look. You know, instead of being a little chubby or overweight, I should look more chiseled and look like a man that my wife loves and wants to love and wants to love on.

I’ve been married 23 years. I know one thing that’s necessary in keeping the love on is keeping the attraction going as best as you can. That doesn’t mean it’s all about appearance, but I definitely want to be somebody that my wife likes to look at and feels happy that I’m taking my health…I’m taking it seriously. And ultimately, yeah, I want to be somebody that she says, “Man, he’s hot.”

Our Spirit vs. Our Soul

So I want all those things. But while I was working out today, and actually, right before I got done working out, I had this epiphany. I had this revelation, I believe. Since all of us are spirit beings, we all have a spirit that lives inside of our body as well as a soul that lives inside of our body. I believe our soul is made up of our mind, our will, and our emotions, and our spirit man is actually the part of us that is either alive, with a connection with our Creator, our Father that wants to be our daddy, or it’s covered in darkness. It’s still asleep.

And therefore, if a person is still asleep, their soul pretty much governs their body. If your spirit man is awake and alive, the things of the kingdom and the things of the spirit realm that are…that start with creation and start with you, with why you are created, and that connection is there, then there is an opposite to your spirit man, to your soul, and to your body from the opposite kingdom—the kingdom of darkness—the kingdom that wants to keep you uninformed, that wants to keep you quiet, that wants to keep you from taking progress and making…taking ground and making progress towards your journey of spiritual enlightenment, if you will.

And as we become more enlightened as to who we are as sons and daughters of God, of the Creator of the universe, the more territory we will then take from the enemy. So there is an enemy to our spiritual enlightenment.

The Reality of Resistance

And what hit me was that the enemy actually reveals himself in resistance. He will reveal himself in resistance. It hit me that, throughout my life—I was thinking about a few different things that really just kind of hit me—throughout my life, for different reasons, some of which were—a lot of which—normally were external, I’d have opportunities to attend things or to go somewhere or to be at a certain place at a certain time, based on an invitation sometimes…based on just the opportunity to be able to go there.

And throughout my life, I know that I have sensed resistance towards going to those things. Sometimes it could even be just going to church. You may recognize that resistance that happens on a Sunday morning that makes you feel like there’s everything else in the world that needs to be done and you don’t have to go that day and you can go another time.

Using that as an example, I believe that that resistance is something that we need to become aware of its presence. Because that resistance is the presence of opposition that is trying to keep us from tapping into something that God has for our lives and our destiny and our journey of spiritual enlightenment and positioning.

You know, I think of Abraham where he was asking God for direction, and the angel came and said, or God said to him, “Go that way.” That was all he said. “Go that way. Go towards that way. Start moving forward. Start walking. Start moving forward. And the angel will meet you on the way and give you further directions.”

How Resistance Manifests

I believe so often that we just need to move forward. We need to act. We need to act upon the opportunities that we’re given. We need to—and we all, most importantly—we need to learn to recognize opposition and resistance in the spiritual realm when it is happening. Sometimes, this opposition could actually manifest or it could be pushing at us from an actual person.

It could be people that are speaking. It could be people very close to you. It could be family members that also…that are sensing this opposition and they’re succumbing, or they’re siding with that opposition and they’re sharing. “Yeah, we don’t have to go to that,” or “We can go to the next one,” or “Something else will come up.”

But you also, internally—I know that I have so oftentimes internally—have felt this spiritual battle…if you will, this anxiety, this fear or anxiousness or worriness or just an uneasiness. You can call it an uneasiness that would keep me from taking action. It would keep me from moving forward.

It would keep me from going to that thing that was an opportunity to be at, and who knows what I could have received had I been there. Who knows what connection I could have received, had I gone. Who knows what opportunity may have been waiting for me or further direction may have been waiting for me if I had attended whatever it was that I was—that I had the opportunity to go to.

Again, it could be an invitation to a gathering. Maybe it’s church. Maybe it’s a conference. Maybe it’s a…you know, whatever it could be. Holy Spirit will bring—I believe God will bring—to your mind opportunities and times where you have had the opportunity to go to something or push forward into something and you chose not to.

I believe this also manifests in the world of business. I believe that there’s great opposition against those that have a kingdom mindset, that want to do great exploits for God, that want to accomplish great things for God. There’s so much opposition that comes and can come. And if we succumb to it and if we side with the fear, the anxiousness, or the worry of it not working out, or “How is it going to work out?” or “I don’t see how it’s going to work out?” and then we just don’t take action, we are then defeating our own selves.

Pushing Against Resistance Like a Weightlifter

When we can get out of our own way and when we choose to…when we can, strategically and specifically, recognize resistance when it comes our way, I believe then we can create a lifestyle of pushing against that resistance just as I do when I lift weights—just as a weightlifter does. They push. I’ve just been in the gym for an hour and a half and a majority of that time is me pushing against weights that are heavy.

It’s building…it’s pushing against the resistance in order to gain the results that I want. It’s consistently pushing against the resistance to get the gains that I want…to reach the goals that I want.

And I believe that if we create a lifestyle of pushing against the resistance that we recognize, especially from a spiritual perspective, are trying to keep us from our goals or they’re just…It’s uneasy. It’s unfamiliar to us. We don’t know what’s going to happen.

When we can push forward with faith that all things work together for good, faith that God ordains our steps, the steps of a righteous man, which were righteous because of the blood of Christ, the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.

Creating a Lifestyle of Pushing Against Opposition

When we can move forward and create a lifestyle of moving forward consistently in faith, pushing against the opposition and the resistance that continually will reveal itself, then we will create and walk in a lifestyle, and create a life, that is full of abundance.

It is full of blessing. It is full of glory. Because it is in that lifestyle of pushing against resistance that we will see the fruit of our consistency. We will achieve the goals and we will position ourselves to be able to receive the blessing that God has for us, that he wants for us, that only comes on the other side of that resistance.

Keep living life uncorked, which is living a life of pushing against the resistance. Keep moving forward.

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Abortion

WHY SOME DEMOCRATS LOVE THE “HEARTBEAT BILLS.”

Many States are passing “HEARTBEAT BILLS” to much celebration by the pro-life Christian community. But it can be used by the opposition with dire long-term consequences if Christians do not follow this up correctly.

HEARTBEAT BILLS IN THE STATES

In early April 2019, Georgia passed the “Heartbeat Bill” by one vote.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that within days the Georgia Democrats rallied around its passage.  Seven women announced their intent to run against Republican State legislators that voted for the bill.

The “Heartbeat Bill” prohibits abortion, with some exceptions, after doctors can discern a fetal heartbeat happening around six to eight weeks of pregnancy. The strong argument against the timing is that it is before some women even know they are pregnant.

Georgia previously had a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The governors in Mississippi and Kentucky signed “fetal heartbeat” measures into law in recent weeks, and other states — including Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas — are expected to pass similar Bills this year.

All the States passing “Heartbeat Bills” are seeing quick legal challenges. Courts have ruled the measures in Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota unconstitutional, stopping them from taking effect.

The Courts will get involved as similar Bills clash with Supreme Court decisions that recognize a woman’s right to an abortion. The Court has held against States laws until a fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

Since 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion but held that states could prohibit abortion after fetal viability—the point at which a fetus can sustain life outside the womb—unless the life of the Mother is in danger.

THE DEMOCRATS WILL USE IT

While the battle for the various “Heartbeat Bills” go to the Courts, the Political War will reach a fever pitch.

Democrats are confident the Courts will strike these Bills down. Meanwhile, they will use it to energize their base for the upcoming 2020 elections.

Suburban women are the target. The Far Left will broadcast that their “Rights” will soon be taken away.

“Women’s Rights” advocates will hit the streets knocking on doors raising the temperature. They will do everything they can to ensure the Democrats take over the power of the State House and Senate in all of these States.
The issue is guaranteed to be a primary issue in the upcoming election.

Will the Church show up? Will the conservatives and pro-Life community, so comfortably vocal on Facebook from their living rooms, actually get out and support, volunteer, to help their local Republican party? WIll they do what they have never done before, and send money to help pro-life candidates?

IS THERE A SMARTER WAY TO STOP ABORTION?

In December 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed the Ohio “heartbeat” bill that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Kasich, who is pro-life, vetoed the heartbeat bill because it likely wouldn’t hold up in federal courts.

The move may seem like a victory for abortion advocates. However, at the same time, Kasich signed into law a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This move is far more threatening to abortion rights in the state and country than the heartbeat legislation.

The 20-week threshold is the point at which medical science has proven that a fetus can feel pain.

There are only seven countries that allow abortions after 20 weeks, including the United States.

More than a third of states have successfully implemented “20-week abortion bans,” according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Kasich’s Ohio bill mirrors the national Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  It banned late-term abortions nationwide after 20 weeks post-fertilization and first introduced in Congress in 2013.

The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives three times under a Republican majority in 2013, 2015 and 2017. It received a majority of votes twice in the U.S. Senate but has failed to reach the 60 votes required to break the filibuster.

The late-term or after-20-weeks ban may be the best strategy as Doctors have more information now of when a child can feel pain.  Polls say that even among pro-choice Americans, they are strongly opposed to late-term abortions.

AMERICANS DO NOT LIKE LATE-TERM ABORTION

It is time we redefine what late-term abortion is.

New York passed and enacted the Reproductive Health Act which allows doctors and other healthcare professionals to perform abortions up to the point of birth. Soon after this Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made controversial comments about procedures after birth. This outraged Americans from both sides of the issue.

Shortly after these moves on late-term abortion hit the airwaves, a poll was done by Americans United for Life and USAGOV.

The survey found that 66% of pro-choice Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester, or after 28 weeks of pregnancy, eight weeks after the child can feel pain. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, which the New York law now allows.

According to Real Clear Politics, the annual Marist poll on abortion found that the overwhelming majority of Americans – usually three-quarters or more – want abortion restricted to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy.

If the 2020 elections would give the Pro-Life Republicans a stronger majority in the Senate, closer to the 60 vote threshold needed, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act could get passed. President Trump would undoubtedly sign it.

There is an argument that only 2% of abortions are performed after 20 weeks. Out of 638,169 abortions in 2018 alone, this would have possibly prevented that 2% or 12,763 deaths of children over 20 weeks.

The 20-week rule may not be enough for those of us who believe every life matters, but it would put an end to the concept of later-term term abortions that leads to infanticide.

Most importantly, a priority should be put on educating women that this child can feel pain. It is a child.

Of course, if Nancy Pelosi is still in charge of the House after 2020, any abortion restriction would be “dead on arrival.” No pun intended.

Elections Matter.

PUT ACTION BEHIND PRAYERS

The advocates for unlimited abortion are revved up for the coming 2020 elections. They will be using “Women’s Rights” and the “Heartbeat Bills” to promote their agenda.

Christians must be in vocal prayer that the Lord will open eyes to the best, smartest, strategy to end abortion and be ready to take action.

Most importantly, ALL of those who celebrate the passing of the Heartbeat Bills must put action behind their words and open their wallets in the next election.

If it doesn’t happen, there will be dire long-term consequences. The long-range battle can be easily lost, and Democrats will capitalize on this.

Pray of course, but if Action doesn’t follow Prayer, it doesn’t work in the long term.

We must act more on John 2 as “Faith without Works is Dead…” and Elections Matter!


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How to Handle False Media Stories – and Truth to the Smollett Case

The world of anti-Trump liberals is a strange world. The news media, which is in that world, now exaggerates stories later proven to be false. How do we discern truth from politics? How do we find truth in the chaos?

The mainstream media along with Democrat politicians drooled over supposed Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats shouting anti-gay and racist remarks, putting a noose on an openly gay, black TV star. They refuse to wait for the FACTS to come in. Senator Corey Booker called it a “modern day lynching!”

As Christians, we just need to have a clear understanding of the ‘political agenda.’ We need not get excited or angered but be a people of discernment and wisdom despite the chaos around us. That means don’t give the media the right to anger you; “do not be quick to anger.” Step back and ask God to reveal the truth. He will.

In this case, Smollett, who is black and openly gay, a star on the “Empire” TV series, reported that on Jan. 29 he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Subway restaurant. He claimed that the men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs at him, poured a chemical substance on him, threw a rope around his neck and shouted, “This is MAGA country!”

After two weeks of non-stop overly excited coverage and analysis of our ‘racist divided country,’ it appears now the actor possibly staged the attack. We do not yet know all the facts; the police are still investigating. It does not look good for the actor that wanted to be a famous victim.

If true, faking an attack for attention sounds like something a 10-year-old would do. But the media is so desperate to prove their narrative that Trump supporters are homophobic racist causing this story to EXPLODE and became the highlight of news for weeks.

Smollett did multiple prime time news interviews and was given a huge platform to promote himself and his anti-Trump stance.

But then the truth came out.

Chicago Police Found the Evidence

Questions arose when a street security camera showed Smollett still calmly carrying his Subway sandwich when he entered his apartment building. Despite many street cameras, pictures of the attack could not be found. The excellent work of the Chicago PD then traced the rope used for the noose to a store and pictures of the purchasers.

Police met the two brothers that carried out the ‘attack’ at O’Hare International Airport as they were returning from a trip to Nigeria. Police raided their house the same day. Some of the items seized include a black face mask hat, an “Empire” script, phone, receipts, a red hat, and bleach.

The brothers were released, telling police knew Smollet, one of them had been an extra on the Empire TV show. They claim Smollett gave them the money for the supplies and asked them to stage the attack. They accused attackers also black, stated they were “not anti-gay, racists, and not anti-Trump. We are Americans.”

I had to wonder if they saw all the news coverage while they were in Nigeria.

Just Wait

It is proven once again that we, as American news consumers, should simply ignore any breaking news story for a few days until the investigation is underway and the facts come out.

The reporters cannot be trusted. Political agendas have taken over journalism.

As Christians, we also realize that a large part of the secular public believes everything they see on the news. We should not fall into the trap. The agenda of hatred for President Trump and anyone who supports him is being normalized but at the same time being revealed. Part of the agenda is to silence Trump supporters, to make them, us, appear to be the bad guys.

I am thankful for this false attack and news coverage. It has revealed much about the media.

Proudly wear your MAGA hat if you wish. Walk and speak in boldness of the Lord of your convictions and welcome opportunities to speak the truth in love to others who are only hearing a false narrative. Most of all, walk in truth and love, not fear and anger. Leave that to the press.

 


 

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Republicans Hold Democrats on ICE

“Abolish ICE” has gotten too hot. Will Democrats melt away from the radical far left rhetoric? We are about to find out. Preventing Terrorism and Trafficking, Republicans are forcing the Democrats to vote on ICE. The resolution shows support of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Call it a “cooling off” vote.

Facts:

On average 10 terrorists a day are removed from America by ICE.

ICE is responsible for 40% of the disruption of terrorist activities in the United States.

ICE is the largest federal contributor to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

ICE is one of the primary federal agencies responsible for combating human trafficking.

Just because you gather large crowds to carry signs, scream loudly and spread false news, doesn’t mean you should hold public office. Especially when your minions are instigating the crowds on lies and rhetoric that can actually endanger national security.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 29: Activists march and rally against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) June 29, 2018 in New York City. The rally was organized by the Democratic Socialists of America and they are calling for the full abolition of ICE. Earlier this week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) became the first sitting senator to advocate for the elimination of ICE. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

This is the strategy of the far left of the Democrat party.

Unfortunately, Democrats in House leadership are either so ignorant of the facts, or so mesmerized by the size of the crowds, that they are falling for and supporting the dangerous rhetoric.

House Democrats may shout “Abolish Ice” to the cameras, but the Republicans are going to make them put it in writing by calling on this vote on ICE. House leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, backed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, has called for a House Resolution in support of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A forced vote on July 18, 2018 will make a public record of where each and every Congress member actually stands on the issue.

Truth and Terrorism

Authorization for ICE was passed by the House last July, 2017, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Nancy Pelosi and the very author of the recent bill to abolish ICE actually voted for the authorization of ICE.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a critical national security agency formed after 911 that stops terrorism attacks, human and drug trafficking and dangerous criminals from entering the country.

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Mike McCall on Fox News declared how dangerous even talking about abolishing ICE is, calling what is happening “a dangerous political game.”

“As the chairman of Homeland Security, I know what ICE has stopped coming into the country….on average stopped 10 terrorist a day from entering into the country, not to mention the MS 13, the human traffickers, the opioids, all the bad stuff that tries to get in the country. ICE stops that.”

On average 10 terrorists a day are removed from America by ICE.

ICE is responsible for 40% of the disruption of terrorist activities in the United States.

ICE is the largest federal contributor to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Human Trafficking

ICE is one of the primary federal agencies responsible for combating human trafficking.

According to the U.S. Department of State, the United States is a destination country for thousands of men, women, and children trafficked from all areas of the world. These victims are trafficked for the purposes of sexual and labor exploitation. Many of these victims are lured from their homes with false promises of well-paying jobs; instead, they are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, farm or factory labor or other types of forced labor.

For example, in June 2018 in Texas alone, ICE assisted in the rescuing of 47 men, women and children hidden in a suspected stash house in Eagle Pass Texas awaiting transportation from their human smugglers. In a second rescue near San Antonio 54 suspected smuggled aliens were rescued after being discovered inside a tractor trailer; one of those rescued remained hospitalized.

ICE also assists with stopping international sex trafficking. In May of 2018 four Mexican nationals were extradited to the United States to face sex trafficking charges. They were involved in a 16 year family run organization, sex trafficking women and children from Mexico to New York.

Politics Based on Lies

The call to abolish ICE is ridiculous and based on fake news. Worst of all abolishing ICE shows support for human traffickers, criminals, terrorists and gangs.

It started with the outrage over children being separated from their parents when illegally crossing the border. The fake story was that President Trump had somehow caused children to be ripped from the arms of their parents, put in cages and then shipped off to other locations.

The practice of separating children from the adults at the border actually started during the Obama administration after the Senate released a report on the extensive problem of children being put into the hands of smugglers, human and sex traffickers.

The truth is far different than the rhetoric. The New York Times reported in 2015 dozens of children were found in modern day slavery conditions in Ohio that had been lured from Guatemala and put in the hands of traffickers. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations opened an inquiry after law enforcement officials uncovered a human trafficking ring in Marion, Ohio. Children were lured to the United States from Guatemala with the promise of a better life, then were made to work on egg farms. The children, as young as 14, had been in federal custody before being entrusted to the traffickers.

“It is intolerable that human trafficking — modern-day slavery — could occur in our own backyard,” said Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio and the chairman of the subcommittee. “But what makes the Marion cases even more alarming is that a U.S. government agency was responsible for delivering some of the victims into the hands of their abusers.”

The National Human Trafficking Hotline shows most reports of human trafficking are from the border states of California (1,323 in 2016) and Texas (670 in 2016).

Children must be separated from the adults that have brought them illegally across the border in order to find out if the children are related to the adults and who they are.

Children Must Be Kept Safe

CNN even admits the danger facing children being brought across the border.

“smuggled children are certainly at risk for human trafficking, the United Nations’ children’s agency UNICEF and World Without Exploitation said in a joint statement.

“Smugglers also take advantage of children and their families by extorting them with threats and false promises,” they said.

ICE reported in Los Angeles 15 women and girls were forced by a family-run human trafficking organization into prostitution. As a result of the investigation, seven Guatemalan and two Mexican nationals were found guilty of conspiracy, sex trafficking of children by force and importation and harboring of illegal aliens for purposes of prostitution. They received prison sentences ranging from two to 40 years depending on their level of involvement.

Human and sex trafficking has got to be stopped at the border. Our law enforcement should not be under fire for doing so.

Children should be DNA tested with the adults that claim to be their parents or relatives. The threats on the children is far too great. Their security is more important than false rhetoric and a political agenda.

76 smuggled immigrants, including 13 children, from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were found inside a tractor-trailer near Laredo, Tx in January 2018.

Taking Action

On July 18, 2018 the House is calling for VOTE OF SUPPORT FOR ICE, a resolution led by Rep. Kevin McCarthy. It will force the Democrats go on record in a vote that they support ICE, or not.

Too many Democrats have come out publicly in favor of abolishing ICE, among them Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. The bill to abolish ICE was introduced by introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and co-sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY).

Will the Democrat Congressmen fall to the far left hysterical rhetoric that is an anti-police and open borders? Will they be celebrated by the human traffickers and terrorists for their call to abolish ICE? Or will the Democrats get wise and put their vote with the security of America and support ICE?

We need to watch carefully and hold them accountable.

Vote on ICE

UPDATE from Fox News.com –  7pm est 7/18/2018 –

The Resolution to support ICE passed by a vote of 244 to 35. Importantly, 133 Democrats voted ‘Present’ in order to avoid being on record voting for against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

The resolution praises ICE for countering the narcotics trade and applauds its efforts in rescuing people caught in human-trafficking schemes.

“I am grateful to the members of Congress who today publicly declared their support for the brave, dedicated men and women of ICE,” Acting ICE Director Ron Vitiello said in a statement after the vote. “We will continue to fulfill our sworn oaths to enforce federal immigration and customs laws.”

Senate Republicans tried to approve via unanimous consent a resolution supporting ICE. But it was blocked by Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris on the floor.

Soon we will have the list of those Democrats that voted against ICE, or cowardly voted ‘present’. This will come back to them in November as they are running for reelection.

Robin Rowan 7-18-2018

 

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