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Demonic Left’s curses on Trump backfired

2 Timothy 3:1-6, 9, 13

But mark this:
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves . . .
not lovers of the good . . .
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God . . . .
Have nothing to do with such people.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes . . . .
But they will not get very far because . . .
their folly will be clear to everyone. . . .
deceiving and being deceived.

Last night’s Academy Awards show continued its ratings drop, the second lowest in the history of the awards, with 4% fewer viewers than last year (2016), which itself had 6% fewer viewers than the 2015 show. The 2015 Academy Awards show, in turn, had ratings that were a 16% drop from 2014. (Source: The Daily Lion)

Does anyone see a trend?

As expected, this year’s Academy Awards show was saturated with anti-Trump jokes and criticisms of his policies on illegal aliens and a temporary visa ban on people from terrorist-exporting countries in the Middle East. As former Governor Mike Huckabee puts it:

Last night, ABC aired yet another Hollywood awards ceremony in which incredibly wealthy, attractive and privileged celebrities congratulated themselves on being oppressed and misunderstood. They again left the walls of their gated mansions with their armed security guards and traveled past heavily-armed police into the walls of the Kodak Theater, where they hectored us about how terrible guns and security walls are. This year included an extra layer of lectures on open borders and welcoming all migrants to come on in, from people who won’t let you get within 200 yards of them unless your name is on the VIP list.

But the Academy Awards ended in an epic fail when Warren Beatty and an embalmed Faye Dunaway announced the wrong movie, La La Land, as Best Picture, when the card in the envelope clearly reads Moonlight — a more PC movie about two black homosexuals.

Two nights before the Academy Awards show, on February 24, witches and occultists in various locations across America performed a ritual at midnight, the darkest hour, to put a curse on President Trump. As the New York Post reports:

Witches around the world are expected to cast a mass spell at the stroke of midnight Friday “to bind Donald Trump and all those who abet him” — as Christian groups are urging prayer to combat this “declaration of spiritual war.”

The spell is to be performed “on every waning crescent moon until [Trump] is removed from office,” according to a Facebook page dedicated to the paranormal stunt, which involves setting ablaze an “unflattering” picture of the 45th president….

After lighting a white candle, the spell begins with the words: “Hear me, oh spirits/ Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air/ Heavenly hosts/ Demons of the infernal realms/ And spirits of the ancestors. I call upon you/ To bind/ Donald J. Trump/ So that he may fail utterly/ That he may do no harm/ To any human soul/ Nor any tree/ Animal/ Rock/ Stream/ or Sea,” is to be said when lighting the orange candle.

Practitioners are then asked to burn Trump’s photo with the orange candle while “loudly” chanting, “So mote it be!” or Trump’s famed catchphrase, “You’re fired!” over and over, according to the instructions published this month by “magical thinker” Michael Hughes on Extranewsfeed.com.

At the end of the ritual, demonstrators are to “blow out orange candle, visualizing Trump blowing apart into dust or ash.”

But the curse backfired, as seen in the disastrous conclusion of the Academy Awards show two nights later.

This is not the first time a curse on Trump has backfired. According to WND:

The far-left feminist blog Jezebel, named after the biblical queen who mandated the worship of Baal and Asherah instead of God, published a gushing story in September 2015 about “Brooklyn Witches” of immigrant descent cursing Trump because they “wholeheartedly believe that Trump and the rest of the GOP are garbage.”

Trump evidently overcame the curse, along with everything else in his way, to win the presidency a year later.

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The creature who calls herself “Madonna” also placed a curse on Trump, which also backfired. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jan. 10, 2017, the creature said:

On election night I was sitting at a table with my agent, who is also one of my very best friends, and we were truly praying. We were praying. She was on her computer. She’s friends with someone who was working on Hillary [Clinton]’s campaign and was getting blow-by-blow reports, and at one point she was like, “It’s not looking good.” It was just like watching a horror show. And then she was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar*. We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only. I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it’s like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart. You wake up and for a second you’re just you, and then you go, “Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I’m devastated and I’m broken and I have nothing. I’m lost.” That’s how I feel every morning. I wake up and I go, “Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.” It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.

*Note: Zohar is one of the books that make up the Talmud, and the foundational work of the Kabbalah.

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Followers of Christ, please continue to pray for President Trump!

See also “2016 presidential election was a spiritual war, and it’s ongoing”.

H/t Ken R.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: ‘I will never forget you’

Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field,
which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’
or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”

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Do you, like I, sometimes fret about what lies ahead in your future? Will our finances be secure? Will our health be preserved or our illnesses be cured or at least managed? How will our families and loved ones fare? How will we manage in our old age, alone, without family or friends?

One attribute that distinguishes us from animals is that humans have a sense of time — of past, present, and future. Being human, we think about the future, and if we are sensible and prudent, we plan for that future. As we should, because when God made us, He gave us many gifts and expects us to fully use them, including the wisdom of forward-planning and the intelligence to make those plans.

The above passage from Matthew 6, therefore, is not a permission or excuse to live recklessly and fecklessly. Rather, Matthew 6 is a reminder that, after we have, to the best of our abilities, planned for our futures, we are to entrust the rest to God. As Isaiah 49:15 reminds us:

Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me;
my LORD has forgotten me.”
Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.

So the next time you and I find ourselves fretting about what the future will bring, say these 5 words:

Jesus, I trust in You.

I will be with you always

And may the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you, always,

~Eowyn

2016 presidential election was a spiritual war, and it’s ongoing

“For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” –Ephesians 6

Inauguration Of Donald Trump As 45th President Of The United States

Trump was sworn in using both his own Bible, gifted to him by his mother, and the Bible used to swear in President Abraham Lincoln.

Trump’s inauguration set the record for most prayers at inaugural ceremonies.

Kate Irby reports for McClatchy DC, Jan. 20, 2017:

Trump, who is starting the day at St. John’s Church for a service at 8:30 a.m., will have six religious prayers as part of the ceremony, three invocations and three benedictions.

That’s a record, according to Jim Bendat, the author of “Democracy’s Big Day,” who was speaking on CNN Friday morning.

The first invocation is scheduled for 11:21 a.m. and the final benediction is scheduled for 12:14 p.m.

Trump will be sworn in using both his own Bible, gifted to him by his mother, and the Bible used to swear in President Abraham Lincoln.

The National Prayer Service will be held on Saturday and features 26 religious leaders. Most come from denominations of the Christian faith, but other faiths featured include Islam, Judaism and the Navajo Nation.

On the morning after his inauguration, President Trump attended an interfaith prayer service at Washington National Cathedral. Prayers asking for divine help for Trump were offered by clergy of Christian denominations (Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal), Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh.  (Daily Mail)

Contrast the above with these pics of satanists at the violent protests in D.C. on inaugural day (PJ Media):

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The spiritual war continues.

On January 23, 2017, his first full day of work in the White House, which was also a day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. taxpayers’ funding of overseas pro-abortion groups.

WND reports, Feb. 23, 2017:

Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.”

It’s to happen Friday at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office.

The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a picture of the commander in chief, visualizing him “blowing apart into dust or ash.”

See also:

~Eowyn

Melania Trump recites ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; sends demonic Left into another meltdown

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Yesterday, an estimated 9,000 people convened for a rally for President Trump at Orlando-Melbourne Airport in Florida.

Reportedly, thousands had descended on the airport as early as 4 a.m. that morning.

Melania Trump began the rally by reciting The Lord’s Prayer, which was taught to us by Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 6:9-13).

The humongous crowd of 9,000 received the prayer enthusiastically.

But Melania’s recitation of The Lord’s Prayer catapulted the Left into another collective meltdown.

As reported by FoxNews:

Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Here’s a sample:

@TrumpUriNation: “Melania read the ‘our father’ like a whore in confession after a night of escorting”

@splattne: “Melania prays (reads) the Our Father. Makes Jesus turn in his grave. Oh wait…”

@adrianshort: “With an hour’s practice I could probably say the Lord’s Prayer better in Slovene than Melania Trump does it in English.”

@carnojoe: “God Bless her, but listening to Melania do ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ sounds like someone getting cursed to become a ‘Dracula’.”

@MattDonnelly: “The way Melania choked through that Our Father tells me she has not spoken aloud for weeks.”

@GerryDuggan: “Trump is still there, so Melania’s prayer didn’t work.”

The Left’s meltdown over Melania’ recitation of The Lord’s Prayer reminds me of this:

For the Left to pick on Melania Trump for her accent is especially mean and cruel.

Melania was born in Slovenia, then part of Yugoslavia, on April 26, 1970, of humble parents. Her father managed car and motorcycle dealerships for a state-owned vehicle manufacturer; Melania’s mother was a patternmaker at a children’s clothing manufacturer.

Melania began modeling at age 5 and started doing commercials at 16. After attending the University of Ljubljana for a year, she modeled for fashion houses in Milan and Paris. She relocated to New York City in 1996 on a work visa.

Melania first met Donald Trump at a Fashion Week party in NYC in 1998. In 2001, Melania became a legal permanent resident of the United States. She and Trump were engaged in 2004, and married in an Anglican service in 2005. In 2006, Melania Trump obtained full U.S. citizenship.

Melania Trump speaks six languages: English, French, Italian, German, Serbo-Croatian and her native Slovene.

H/t Will Shanley

See also:

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: Who are our ‘neighbors’ and our ‘enemies’? How are we to ‘love’ them?

In Matthew 22:36-39, a Pharisee asked Jesus, “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?”

Jesus said to him, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbor as yourself.

More than 14 years ago, after a journey that took some 10 years, I returned to Him. Since my coming home, I can honestly say I have loved the Lord, my God, with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole mind, and with all my strength.

But, knowing all the foibles of fallen humanity — foibles of which I amply partake — and the darkness of the human heart, I have not been able to “love my neighbor as myself.” Knowing my own wretchedness, I don’t even love myself with my whole heart, my whole mind, and my whole soul!

To love my neighbor as myself is difficult enough. But in Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus tells us we must do even more:

“You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

The above passages from Matthew 22 and Matthew 5 leave us with these questions:

  • Who are my “neighbors”?
  • What does “loving” my neighbors mean?
  • Who are my “enemies”?
  • What does “loving” my enemies mean?

Alas, most priests, if not all of the priests whom I’ve heard, don’t define or explain those terms — which is puzzling because the answers are given, of course, by Christ Himself.

In Luke 10:29-37, in response to the question “And who is my neighbor”, our Lord replied with the parable of the good Samaritan:

“A man fell victim to robbers as he went down to Jerusalem from Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise, a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn, and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Note that Jesus did not identify the robbers as our “neighbors”. Our “neighbor” is the man who “fell victim to robbers” who himself had done no wrong.

In Leviticus 19:17-18, it is said:

“You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.
Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen,
do not incur sin because of him.
Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against any of your people.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

And so, Luke 10 and Leviticus 19 give us the definitions we need:

  1. From Luke 10’s parable of the good Samaritan, we learn that our “neighbor” is anyone we encounter in our lives, even strangers, who find themselves in foul circumstances through no fault of their own.
  2. From the parable of the good Samaritan, we learn that to “love our neighbor” means to treat those who are in need “with mercy,” that is, with kindness and compassion, and to provide assistance.
  3. But the “neighbor” in the parable of the good Samaritan was a man who fell victim to robbers through no fault of his own. What about people who find themselves in foul circumstances through their own fault? This is where “love your enemies” comes in.
  4. Our “enemies,” therefore, differ from our “neighbors” in that “enemies” are those who knowingly do wrong.
  5. That, in turn, implies that, unlike our neighbors, we are not to treat our enemies — those who knowingly do wrong — with mercy, kindness, compassion, and assistance.
  6. But we must still “love our enemies”. So how are we to love our enemies? As Leviticus 19:17-18 instructs, to love our enemies means that:
    1. We “rebuke” them: Rebuke is defined as “to criticize sharply“.
    2. We bear no hatred for them in our hearts.
    3. We do not seek revenge: Revenge is not the same as to mete out justice — revenge is defined as retaliation in kind or degree; to mete out justice is defined as “the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments”. (Just is defined as “morally upright or good”.) Unlike the impartial meting out of justice, “revenge” has an emotional component, which is where “hatred” comes in.
    4. We do not bear a grudge: Once justice is rendered, we let it go.
    5. We pray for them — that they repent and return to God.

Recognizing the above definitions, to “love” our “neighbors” and our “enemies” is a task that is neither simple nor easy. When we falter, just remember this:

Jesus loves us this much

Offered in humility and love,

~Eowyn

82-year-old bisexual trolls Tinder for sex

Tinder is a mobile app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to chat. The app is most commonly used as a dating app or for hookups — casual sex without relationships. That, in turn, has led to an uptick of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) from use of Tinder and similar apps.

See DCG’s post of January 23, 2016, “Tinder adds health section after AIDS charity put up billboards linking dating app to chlamydia and gonorrhea“.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, which is named after Saint Valentine — a priest who, in the second half of the 3rd century, was arrested and killed by the Roman Emperor Claudius for secretly marrying Christian couples during a time of persecution in the Church. Legend has it that while he was imprisoned and waiting for his martyrdom, he sent letters to his fellow Christians signing them, “From Your Valentine.” (See “St. Valentine“ and “Valentine’s Day and the meaning of true love“)

New York Post chose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a revolting article on an 82-year-old New York woman who calls herself an actress/singer/songwriter named D’yan Forest (almost certainly a stage name), and uses Tinder to look for casual sex with men and women.

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Alexandra Klausner reports for New York Post, Feb. 14, 2017, that the 82-year-old singer-songwriter from New York City “is looking for a good time.”

D’yan Forest says that while many of her friends have given up on sex, she’ll never stop craving “intimacy”. She told The Post with a chuckle, “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady’s dead”.

The octogenarian, who identifies as bisexual, sings about checking out the boys and girls on Tinder with song lyrics like, “I like a schlong that’s hard, or a snatch that’s ginger.”

She says her desire to date is greater than ever: “My friends who sit home with their old husbands or whatever, and watch television, they don’t want sex anymore. And I think it’s because they’re bored to death! The older men my age don’t really interest me. They don’t think a woman is equal.” It’s younger men who excite her but the sex-crazed octogenarian laments she’s too old to attract them: “It’s rough and I would love to have sex. I’m not giving up hope. I’m just as vibrant emotionally, intellectually, sexually as I was in my 20s and 30s.”

Forest says she plans to go to meetups so that she can meet new people who share her interests, “I sometimes go out in the evenings, to a bar or a local place, where you sit around and talk.”

Forest was married soon after graduating from Middlebury College, where she was the only Jewish student, and stayed with her husband for four years. She told Lilith: “I was a stupid virgin when I met him. If I had fooled around before marriage, I would have known not to marry him.”

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~Eowyn

Valentine’s Day and the meaning of true love

Today is Valentine’s Day — the day when TV commercials nag men to buy roses, candy, and jewelry for their wives or girl friends.

But did you know that the day is named after a real person, St. Valentine?

At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of February 14th. But the man for whom Valentine’s Day is named most likely was a priest at Rome who, in the second half of the 3rd century, was arrested and killed by the Emperor Claudius for secretly marrying Christian couples during a time of persecution in the Church. Legend has it that while he was imprisoned and waiting for his martyrdom, he sent letters to his fellow Christians signing them, “From Your Valentine.” (See joandarc’s post, “St. Valentine“)

The popular customs associated with Valentine’s Day probably came from a conventional belief in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer’s Parliament of Foules we read:

For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.

For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers’ tokens. [Source: Catholic Encyclopedia]

So what is love?

I can find no better definition and description of true love than the words of St. Paul:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered,
it does not brood over injury,

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

And here’s the true meaning of Valentine’s Day:

God's Valentine to us John 3-16

The Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole soul, and with all your strength; and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.

May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today!

~Eowyn