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America: Coming Full Circle from the 1960’s

Cross-posted from trevorloudon.com

May 30, 2020

This is being written moments after the successful launch of the Crew Dragon – atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This marks the first time in about a decade that the United States of America has been capable of launching astronauts into space – heralding a triumphant recovery from the Obama administration’s evisceration of NASA.

It crossed my mind that, thanks to Obama, the 50th anniversary of America’s moon landing passed with America rendered incapable of even launching an astronaut into orbit. Just one of the many wrenching examples of Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America.

So watching on TV this American with several grey hairs could detect dampness in his eyes – as memories of the “space race” and John Glenn; the tragedy of Apollo 1 fire; the Apollo 8 crew reading from The Book of Genesis on Christmas Eve, 1968; and America’s triumphant landing on the moon in July, 1969 – all came flooding back.

Today’s launch is yet another fitting symbol that President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” is well underway – “promises made, promises kept.”

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Amazing Grace on Pentecost Sunday

Luke 11: 9-10 And I tell you, ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks will find, and to the one who knocks
it will be opened
.

I know my redeemer lives. May God bless FOTM and all who fellowship on it. And may God especially bless Dr. Eowyn, the kind and generous woman who created our little blog.

~ Grif

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Pentecost Sunday: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

John 14:19, 18, 16-17

“the world will not see me anymore…
I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.
And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever….”

Last Sunday, the universal Church remembered and celebrated our Lord Jesus Christ’s departure from Earth — the Ascension.

Having created us, He knows full well how bereft His followers would be by His leaving:

“grief has filled your hearts” (John 16:6)

Loving us deeply, Jesus promised “I will not leave you as orphans” and that the Father would send “another advocate” to help and be with us forever and “always until the end of time” itself (Matthew 28:20).

What a comforting thought!

Today, we celebrate the miracle of the Pentecost — the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles.

Acts 2:1-4

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Given the Holy Spirit’s importance, it is distressing how little we actually know about the Third Person of the Triune Godhead.

The Holy Spirit is mentioned in these places in the Bible:

  1. Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you….”
  2. Acts 2:1-4: “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
  3. Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
  4. 1 Chronicles 12:18: “Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: ‘We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.’ So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:13: “And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms.”
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:19: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
  7. 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
  8. Ephesians 1:13-14: “In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.”
  9. Ezekiel 36:26-27: “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them.
  10. Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
  11. Isaiah 11:2: “The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD
  12. John 3:6-8: “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
  13. John 14:16-17: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
  14. John 14:26: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
  15. John 15:26-27: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.'”
  16. John 16:7-15: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
  17. Judges 3:10: “The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.
  18. Luke 11:13: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
  19. Luke 24:49: “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
  20. Matthew 12:31-32: “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
  21. Micah 3:8: “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.
  22. Romans 8:2-6: “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
  23. Romans 8:26: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
  24. Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

From the above passages, these are the attributes of the Holy Spirit:

  • He is a gift from God the Father, through the Son.
  • He is the first installment in our inheritance toward redemption, which implies there will be more gifts following the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • He is in-dwelling: He dwells in us and abides in us forever.
  • He enabled the Apostles to speak foreign languages.
  • He enables us to observe God’s commandments.
  • He teaches us “all things”, especially “everything” Jesus told us.
  • He glorifies Jesus.
  • He tells us “the things that are coming“.
  • He gives us “power from on high” — not power to do what we will, but power to do justice and to declare transgressions and sins.
  • He helps us when we are weak, and intercedes for us.
  • He is “the spirit of truth” who guides us to all truth, but whom the world neither knows nor accepts. That implies that when we follow the Holy Spirit and proclaim the truth, the world will also reject us.
  • He fills us with hope.
  • How do we know when something is of the Holy Spirit? These are His fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

In the terrible times we now find ourselves — of pandemic and the resultant government overreach, and ruinous frightening riots — we need the Holy Spirit’s truth, guidance and peace more than ever. Here is A Prayer to the Holy Spirit, by St. Augustine:

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.

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

~Eowyn

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Young Israeli Jewish woman finds Jesus Christ

Suzie, an Israeli Jew, was incensed that her two sisters converted to Christianity. So, to refute them, she read the New Testament, but was shocked to discover that all her life, she had been told lies about the Bible and about Jesus.

So she asked God for guidance, and she received it. She now is a Christian and movingly speaks of loving Jesus the Messiah.

H/t From Rome

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: The Ascension of our Lord

In the 40 days after He resurrected from the dead, our Lord Jesus Christ appeared several times to His apostles — in their homes, on the road, by the shores of the lake . . . .

Every time, strangely, His apostles did not recognize Him at first. We are told that’s because Jesus is transfigured — just as we, should we be so blessed, will be in “glorified bodies” when we are resurrected from the dead at the end of this world.

How precious those times must be which the apostles shared with their risen Lord.

And then, 40 days after His resurrection, Jesus told the apostles:

Acts 1:8-11

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
They said, “Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

Every time I read that passage, I weep, as I imagine how wrenching it must be for the apostles to say goodbye to their lord, master and friend forever.

But of course, Jesus would not just abandon His apostles — nor us.

John 14:19, 18, 16-17

“the world will not see me anymore . . .
I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.
And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth.
The world cannot accept Him,
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.
But you know Him,
for He lives with you
and will be in you.”

Not only did the Father send us the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us, Jesus also left us His Body and Blood.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

How very much He must love us . . . .

May the joy and peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you.

~Eowyn

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Petition against movie portraying Jesus Christ as a bisexual with a nose-ring

From Return to Order:

A new film, titled “Habit,” will give a portrayal of Jesus Christ played by a female. Paris Jackson, a “bisexual” musician and daughter of the late Michael Jackson, plays the part as a “gender- bending” Christ with a nose ring. Filming for the production has finished and is currently under development. According to reports:

“[Paris] Jackson …will play Jesus in the feature about a street-smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun. Donovan Leitch, 852 Films, Martingale Pictures, Voltage Pictures, Cloudlight and Elevated Films are producing…

Jackson is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson…” (ScreenDaily.com; emphasis added)

The very person of Christ is portrayed not only in an immoral setting, but is also is a manner that is totally contrary to His human nature. Our Lord was always patient with even the lowest sinners. But He always called them to conversion and repentance. This portrayal makes Him unnatural and vulgar. Please sign our petition, urging Elevated Films to stop the release of the “Habit” film.

39,873 people have signed the petition. The goal is 50,000 signature.

To sign, click here.

~Eowyn

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Verizon Media named its annual conference Moloch, demon of child sacrifices

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” -Leviticus 18:21

In the Old Testament, Gehenna was a valley by Jerusalem, where apostate Israelites and followers of pagan gods sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6; Jer. 7:31, 19:2–6).

One of those gods was Moloch (aka Molech, Molekh, Molok, Molek, Molock, Moloc, Melech, Milcom or Molcom), an ancient Ammonite god who demanded a particular kind of propitiatory child sacrifice by parents.

Judaic rabbinical tradition depicted Moloch as a bronze statue heated with fire into which the child victims were thrown. According to medieval French rabbi Rashi (acronym for RAbbi SHlomo Itzhaki):

Moloch … was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.

Indeed, there are reports by Greco-Roman authors on child sacrifices in Carthage (in today’s Tunisia) to Baal Hammon, the chief god of Carthage. Those reports are bolstered by archaeological excavations since the 1920s of evidence of child sacrifice in Carthage as well as inscriptions of the term MLK, which is either a theonym (the name of a god or deity) or a technical term associated with sacrificial rites.

In 1966, Australian archeologist John Basil Hennessy found in excavations of a 1400-1250 BC temple at Amman evidence of human and animal sacrifice by fire. Hennesy reported his findings in the Palestine Exploration Quarterly (1966). In a private communication with G.J. Wenham, Hennessy wrote that “At least 75% of them (the bones found) belong to children between the ages of 3 and 14“.

Abortion is the modern-day child sacrifice to Moloch. (See “‘I’m a millionaire because I had an abortion!’: Abortion and Moloch”)

Given who Moloch is, one has to wonder why Verizon Media named its third annual conference in 2019 “Moloch,” akin to calling its conference “Satan”.

Note: Verizon Media is a division of Verizon Communications which focusses on media and the Internet. Verizon Media was formed from the merger of AOL and Yahoo!, which Verizon Communications had acquired in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

Breathlessly reporting for Verizon.com, Elyse Rinne, a software engineer at Verizon Media, wrote on August 5, 2019:

We’re excited to share the 3rd Annual MolochON will be held on October 1st, 2019 in Sunnyvale, California, at the Verizon Media (formerly Yahoo!) Campus.

What’s MolochON?

MolochON is an annual conference hosted by the creators of Moloch.

What’s Moloch?

Moloch is a large scale, open source, indexed packet capture and search system. It’s used within Verizon Media and other companies to help store and index network traffic for analysis. If your company has a network security team as part of your “Blue Team” you’ll want to attend this event. Best of all, attendance is free….

After the conference, enjoy our complimentary happy hour where we’ll party like network security professionals and we’ll swap stories about how we catch the bad actors.

Hope to see you there!

The CEO of Verizon Media is a man whose first name is Guru, I kid you not. In Hinduism, “guru” means a spiritual guide.

~Eowyn

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15 years ago, Pentagon was told of viral vaccine that targets brains of religious ‘fundamentalists’

In his 2004 book, The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes, geneticist Dean Hamer proffered the hypothesis that a specific gene, vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2), predisposes humans towards religious, spiritual or mystic experiences.

Dean Hamer, who will be 69 on May 19, is a former independent researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 35 years, where he was the chief of Gene Structure and Regulation Section at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. He retired from the NIH in 2011.

There’s a video on YouTube that claims to have been taken at a presentation on April 13, 2005 before the Department of Defense (DOD) by a scientist who submitted a proposal to the DOD to develop a virus vaccine, dubbed FunVax, which could “cure” religious fundamentalists like Islamic extremists by inhibiting their VMAT2 God gene

Here’s the FunVax presentation:

Here is my transcript of what the DOD speaker said:

“On the left over here we have individuals who are religious fundamentalists, religious fanatics, and this is the expression of R2PCR (?), expression of the VMAT2 gene. Over here we have individuals who were not particularly fundamentalist, not particularly religious, and you can see there’s a much reduced expression of this particular gene, the VMAT2 gene.

Another evidence that supports our hypothesis for the development of this approach…. [At this point, the speaker is interrupted by a man in the audience who mumbles something about Islamic extremists bombing in the market place.] So our hypothesis is that these are fanatical people, that they have over-expression of the VMAT2 gene, and that by vaccinating them against this, we’ll eliminate this behavior.

So we have some very, very remarkable data in this next slide. Here we have two brain scans, their FMRIs [functional magnetic resonance imaging]. These are two different individuals with two difference expressions of VMAT2. On top is the individuals who’s a religious fanatic, an individual that…has high levels of VMAT2. Now, this individual down here who had low levels of the VMAT2 gene, this individual who self-describes as not particularly religious. In each case, these [two] individuals were read a religious text.

[Referring to the top brain scan of the religious fanatic.] This individual lit up, the right frontal gyrus as shown here, that’s the part of the brain that’s associated with theory of mind. It’s the part of the brain that has to do with intents, beliefs and desires. In marked contrast [referring to the bottom scan of the non-religious person], here’s the individual who’s not particularly self-described as religious, and when they’re read a religious text, what you see is that this part of the brain called the anterior cingular cortex lights up. It’s the part of the brain that’s associated with disgust or displeasure on hearing something.

[Inaudible question from the audience.]

So the data I’m presenting here supports the concept that we’re proposing, and I think that we would not propose to do CT scans or FMRIs on individuals out in the hinterlands of Afghanistan.

[Referring to the vaccine] The virus would immunize against the VMAT2 gene, and that would have the effect which you see here, which is essentially to turn a fanatic into a normal person, and we think that would have major effects in the Middle East.

[A man in the audience mumbles something about how this could be done.]

So the present plan and the test[s] we’ve done so far have used respiratory viruses, such as flu or rhino viruses, and we believe that’s the best way to get exposure of the largest part of the population. Most of us, of course, have been exposed to those two viruses, and we’re quite confident that this will be a very successful approach.

[Question from the audience: “What’s the name of this appraoch?”]

So the name of this project is FunVax, which is the vaccine for religious fundamentalists. The proposal has just been submitted, and I think that the data I have shown you today would support the development of this project, and we think this has great promise.

Note that the FunVax video bears two stamps on the upper right:

DOD ID: 159AZ2

Loc: Pent Rm BC232

According to the DOD’s “Navigating the Pentagon” webpage:

The Pentagon is a five-story building composed of five rings, A through E, built around a center courtyard….

Room numbers can be interpreted as follows:

  • The first number or letter indicates the floor on which the room is located (B = Basement, M = Mezzanine, 1-5 = floors).
  • The next letter is the ring on which the room is located. The main rings of the building are designated A,B,C,D, and E.
  • The next digit(s) indicate the corridor on which the room is located. Corridors are designated 1-10.
  • The last two digits indicate the specific bay or room number assigned to an office.

For example, Room BE834 means that the location is in the basement, on the E ring, near the eighth corridor, room 834.

Accordingly, the stamp on the DOD FunVax video, “Loc: Pent Rm BC232,” means Room 232 in the Basement of the Pentagon, on the C ring, near the second (2) corridor.

Unnervingly, the bespectacled FunVax speaker both resembles and sounds like Mr. Vaccine himself, Bill Gates. To compare their voices, here’s a video of Bill Gates speaking at a TED conference in 2014 about a coming pandemic.

This is what Dan Haber of the God gene said about the possibility of FunVax (0:42 mark]:

“So if indeed spirituality is a series of chemical reaction in the brain, and if it can be enhanced by certain types of drug, then naturally it follows that it can be inhibited as well because for every activator there must be an inhibitor. And so I can easily imagine that under the right circumstances, the right stimuli or the right drugs, and the right inhibitors might have some effect on a person’s spirituality at least in the short run. Whether or not that would have a long-term effect or people would undergo homeostatis and alter is an open question. We really don’t know the answer to that.”

Note that the other man in the above video is said to be scientist who gave the presentation before the DOD in 2005. If so, then the FunVax scientist is not Bill Gates.

The video below claims that FunVax was field-tested in Iraq in 2009 and subsequently released in Iran, which led to the Iranian people’s (unsuccessful) protests against the theocratic regime in Tehran, as well as the Arab Spring populist movement that swept across the Middle East in the early 2010s.

But according to Mick West of Metabunk.org, the DOD FunVax video is fake because:

  • There is no such room in the Pentago as BC232: “There isn’t enough space in that part of the Pentagon for 32 rooms… let alone a conference room. http://www.hqda.army.mil/aoguide/pentagon_map.htm” (Note from Eowyn: The URL doesn’t work. I got the message: “This site can’t be reached. www.hqda.army.mil’s server IP address could not be found.)
  • “The audio doesn’t match up and the brain scans are not of 2 different people. They are scans from a single 43 yr old meth addict” taken from a study on drug addiction in 2010: https://n.neurology.org/content/75/18_Supplement_1/S67. “Exact same brain scans as the second one in the study.”
  • “The projectors in video is most likely Epson PowerLite 6110i with wire cover on the back, this model was released in 2008, but video claims to be filmed in 2005.”
  • “Also at 3:01 you may see focus breathing, which suggests that it was a contrast detect autofocus camera, this kind of tech wasn’t available in 2005, you often may see this kind of focusing issues on late 2000s dslrs (most likely it was filmed on 5d mark ii or something similar)”

If the FunVax video is real and assuming that the Pentagon approved the project, although the vaccine originally was intended for Islamic religious fanatics (“fundamentalists”), we must ask these questions:

  1. Who decides what “religious fundamentalism” is and who “religious fundamentalists/fanatics” are?
  2. What’s to prevent the vaccine from being deployed against devout Christians?

See also:

~Eowyn

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Curse the Covid-19 Virus

I am not kidding.
Curse the virus

‘In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.’
– Mark 11: 20-23

Jesus cursed a living tree, and it immediately began to dry up from the roots.

Mark chapter 11 is one of the sharpest challenges to our faith. Jesus had a number of reasons for the curse on the fig tree, one of which was to expand our understanding of the power of faith-filled words. He didn’t just leave us to marvel at his supernatural power, but challenged us to do the same.

  • Speak to the mountain.
  • Speak to the giant Goliath.
  • Speak to the storm.
  • Speak to a lame person.
  • Speak to a dead man.

He did wonders, but also challenged his disciples to do what He did. That’s what you call being put on the spot!

If you don’t understand faith, and don’t intend to learn more about faith, then cursing a virus will not work for you. But if you accept the challenge Jesus put out for His followers, then this is for you. Practice it like you would practice shooting a gun at a firing range. Practice until you are good at it.

Speak to the Covid-19 virus something like this:

“Covid-19 virus, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I speak to you. From this moment forward you will cease to multiply! You will wither and be flushed away.”

When you’ve done that, immediately give thanks to God in faith that you have received what you said. Speak it before you see evidence. Remain steadfast in your words, refusing to say anything contrary to the demand of faith you have issued with your words.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” – Proverbs 18:21

‘He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”’ – Mark 4:39-41

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:12

Picture the virus withered like this dead fig tree.

~ Trail Dust

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Why does Melinda Gates wear an upside-down cross?

Melinda Gates, 55, is the wife of Microsoft co-founder and its former chairman, CEO, and president Bill Gates, 64. A former general manager herself at Microsoft, Melinda and Bill in 2000 co-founded the powerful Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Melinda has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes.

The Gates are Democrats. Both were suggested as possible vice-presidential picks in the 2016 presidential election, according to an email from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, which was obtained and published by WikiLeaks. (Time)

Melinda Gates is also a Roman Catholic. In 2014, Bill told Rolling Stone magazine that he and Melinda raised their three children as Catholics, the family goes to a Catholic church, and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work.

Melinda Gates’ Catholicism goes against the Gates Foundation’s funding, until 2013, of abortion by donating $71 million to Planned Parenthood and affiliated organizations. In 2014, she said that the foundation “has decided not to fund abortion”, focusing instead on family planning and contraception in order to avoid conflation of abortion and family planning. (Wikipedia)

Then there is the matter of Melinda’s jewelry.

Longtime FOTM reader/commenter Lola sent me this pic of Melinda Gates wearing a necklace with a pendant that’s an upside-down cross.

The pic is a screenshot taken from a video of Melinda’s appearance on an NBC “Today” show on May 8, 2020:

The upside-down or inverted cross is a symbol that stems from the martyrdom of St. Peter the Apsotle. Catholic tradition is that when the Romans sentenced Peter to death by crucifixion, he requested that his cross be upside down, as he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as his Lord and savior Jesus Christ. That is why there are images of the Pope wearing the inverted or Petrine Cross because the Pope is the successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Rome.

However, in our times, the upside-down cross has been co-opted by satanists to mock Christ’s crucifixion, just as the Black Mass is an inverted mockery of the Catholic Mass.

So the question is: Given the upside-down cross having become a satanic symbol, why would Melinda Gates, a self-professed Catholic, wear that as jewelry? Why not a regular, rightside-up cross instead?

There’s also something else that’s disturbing about Melinda’s appearance.

Twitterer @Inevitable_ET posted comparison pics of Bill and Melinda, past and present, which show Melinda looking very different from what she was before. She now has a bigger and fatter nose, which can’t be from weight gain. She also looks like a man in drag.

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~Eowyn

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