Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10 May 2017

“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

Presbyterians Week Headlines


New Christian Observer articles for May 2017 include:

-- Mission in Korea: Then and Now – by Christian Observer Contributing Editor David Brand – A story about American missionaries in South Korea in the mid-1960’s;

-- Education and the Victimhood Mentality - by Christian Observer Contributing Editor Dr. Joe Renfro – Shaping the culture through teaching victimhood;

Plus, links to ReVision devotionals on the Fellowship of Ailbe website by Christian Observer Contributing Editor T.M. Moore.

The following is excerpted from “Texas Lawmaker,”, Apr. 29, 2017: “Rep. Randy Weber delivered a prayer at Wednesday’s ‘Washington—A Man of Prayer’ event, which was organized to honor the life of America’s first president, George Washington. It commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf, the event website outlines. ...  

During the ‘Man of Prayer’ event, as Weber took the podium, he asked—like Christ taught His disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13—that the Lord’s will would be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. ‘Lord, Ty Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth here in the halls of Congress. In our nation’s capital, Lord, may Your will be done.’ Weber then proceeded to outline the ways that God’s will is not being carried out in the United States. ‘You say in Your word [that] the man who meditates on Your word is like a mighty oak tree.

Blessed is he who meditates on it daily,’ he outlined, referring to Psalms 1. ‘But Lord, we have endeavored to kick Your word out of public schools. We have endeavored to take the Bible out of classrooms, the Ten Commandments off the walls. Father, we think we’re so smart. We’ve replaced Your word and Your precepts with drug-sniffing dogs, with metal detectors, with uniformed police officers in our schools. Father, we’ve trampled on Your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to re-write what it is, and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle. Father, please, please forgive us,’ Weber prayed, becoming tearful, his voice breaking. ‘Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent among us. Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 30:19 for us to choose life so that we and all our descendants might live. [B]ut Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice. O God in Heaven, forgive us, please. Lord, forgive our sins. Father, help us to get back on Your precepts, on Your path, to a true understanding of Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, Lord, let that please be us. Don’t remove Your hand of protection from us, Father, please. Lord, forgive us our manifold sins. In Your great mercy, bring us back to You.’”

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