President Trump Emphasized Mutual Respect in His Speech to APEC Nations

 

President Trump addressed the community of nations in APEC on November 10, 2017 from Da Nang Vietnam. It was a great speech!  He began by praising Vietnam as having one of the fasted growing economies on earth.  He also praised other nations for their growing economies.  I would highly recommend watching and listening to the speech. Here are the highlights:

  • Trump emphasized that “your home is your legacy.”
  • He said, “You have forged partnerships based on mutual respect and directed toward mutual gain.”
  • He encouraged nations to “strengthen the bonds of friendship and commerce.”
  • He encouraged nations to treat others fairly.
  • He said, “We [the U.S.] will not be taken advantage of anymore.”
  • The United States will put our country first as all countries should put their country first.
  • An emphasis on mutual respect and mutual benefit.
  • All must play by the rules.

At the end of Trump’s speech he encouraged the nations to value freedom for all. He testified that for Americans, independence and freedom is what inspires us.

 

The participating APEC economies are: AustraliaBrunei DarussalamCanadaChile, ChinaHong KongChinaIndonesiaJapanRepublic of KoreaMalaysiaMexico, New ZealandPapua New GuineaPeruPhilippinesRussiaSingaporeChinese TaipeiThailandUnited States, and Vietnam. Mar 15, 2017

 

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31

 

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Trump Tweets: Helpful or Not Helpful?

I don’t tweet, but I like reading President Trump’s tweets. One of the first things I do in the morning is to get on the internet and read his tweet (Google has them listed for each day). I also read them at other times of the day.

I find that it is a good way to stay in touch with the President—to know what he is thinking and doing for that day. And I think he is very in touch with what’s really going on in the country.

Many have complained about the President’s tweets. Recently, just after a terrorist from New Jersey ran over and killed 8 people and injured 11 people in New York, Mayor Cuomo expressed that the President’s tweets “are not helpful.” He said they were not accurate, that what he said was political.  Then he proceeded to speak on gun laws. Look who is being political.

The truth is, liberals don’t like Trump tweets because they are true—they speak the truth clearly. Also, they don’t like his tweets because they don’t like him—because he speaks too much truth, and because he is disrupting their liberal system.

Those who follow Trump tweets love them and love Trump, because they see and love the truth—the truth of what he is tweeting. Conversely, the liberals hate his tweets because they reject the truth and hate the truth. Why? Because truth reveals too much of what they are. They would rather dwell in the darkness.  In John’s gospel it says,

Everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. John 3:20

Here is a list of the President’s tweets today:

  1. Nov 1, 2017 09:45:57 PM Happy birthday to @garyplayer, a truly great Champion and Person! [Twitter for iPhone]link
  2. Nov 1, 2017 09:30:43 PM It is finally happening for our great clean coal miners! https://t.co/suAnjs6Ccz %5BTwitter for iPhone]link
  3. Nov 1, 2017 09:19:44 PM The United States will be immediately implementing much tougher Extreme Vetting Procedures. The safety of our citizens comes first! [Twitter for iPhone]link
  4. Nov 1, 2017 09:09:21 PM Just spoke to President Macri of Argentina about the five proud and wonderful men killed in the West Side terror attack. God be with them! [Twitter for iPhone]link
  5. Nov 1, 2017 06:03:26 PM CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE! https://t.co/PQGeTTdRtX %5BTwitter for iPad]link
  6. Nov 1, 2017 05:03:27 PM @SenateMajLdr @SenateGOP …and Appeals Court Judges at a record clip! Our courts are rapidly changing for the better! [Twitter for iPhone]link
  7. Nov 1, 2017 05:03:19 PM Thanks to @SenateMajLdr McConnell and the @SenateGOP we are appointing high-quality Federal District… [Twitter for iPhone]link
  8. Nov 1, 2017 04:14:33 PM Thank you to the GREAT NYPD, First Responders and all govt officials for having handled the terrible West Side attack so professionally! https://t.co/imPIdOzjAn %5BTwitter for iPhone]link
  9. Nov 1, 2017 03:14:27 PM @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor …fully supports any and all of their efforts with respect to the West Side attack. #NYCStrong [Twitter for iPhone]link
  10. Nov 1, 2017 03:14:17 PM Just spoke with @NYGovCuomo and @NYCMayor de Blasio to let them know that the federal government… [Twitter for iPhone]link
  11. Nov 1, 2017 02:26:47 PM We mourn the horrifying terrorist attack in NYC. All of America is praying and grieving for the families who lost their precious loved ones. https://t.co/WZFHXoJE3K %5BMedia Studio]link
  12. Nov 1, 2017 10:03:29 AM ….for the Middle Class. The House and Senate should consider ASAP as the process of final approval moves along. Push Biggest Tax Cuts EVER [Twitter for iPhone]link
  13. Nov 1, 2017 09:59:43 AM Wouldn’t it be great to Repeal the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate in ObamaCare and use those savings for further Tax Cuts….. [Twitter for iPhone]link
  14. Nov 1, 2017 08:30:32 AM #NYCStrong #USA🇺🇸 https://t.co/6K3Xw5P87d %5BTwitter for iPad]link
  15. Nov 1, 2017 06:40:14 AM “Senator Chuck Schumer helping to import Europes problems” said Col.Tony Shaffer. We will stop this craziness! @foxandfriends [Twitter for iPhone]link
  16. Nov 1, 2017 06:30:48 AM We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter). @foxandfriends [Twitter for iPhone]link
  17. Nov 1, 2017 06:24:32 AM The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based. [Twitter for iPhone]

Wow! I find these so helpful and informative!

 

 

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Pray for President Trump to Stay Focused

There is so many things (distractions) going on presently in our country and in the White House—things that are disturbing. Please pray that the President will be focused on doing what he can and should do, and let others do the rest. It seems that the President wants to be involved in everything and make everything right now!  But that isn’t going to happen. We all need to be more patient and focused on doing their own job.

Many of us know that there is corruption going on. The President and his administration are being wrongfully investigated while others on the other side (the Clintons, Podesta, Comey, Debbie Schultz) are ignored.  And this is what is frustrating the President and it should be frustrating for everyone.

Justice is not being done!!

So pray that God would swiftly carry out His justice on all those who are guilty. Our country cries out for justice!

Pray that President Trump will be more focused on doing the good things for America and to leave many of these distractions to others. And pray for those others—like AG Sessions and the FBI and congress to do their jobs.  We all need to focus on our own jobs without fear.  Pray for wisdom for everyone in the White House. Pray for God to intervene and be present in the White House. And especially with the President everywhere he goes.

 

 

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The Uranium Deal and the Russian Dossier – Prophesied in 1 Tim. 4:1-2 and 2 Tim. 3:1-3

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For months Americans have been hearing news about Trump collusion with Russia. But so far there is no evidence! Recently we have been hearing the story from the other side–Clinton and the DNC collusion with Russia. And there is a lot of solid evidence! Here are the two huge stories that have come out recently:

  1. Hillary and the Dems sold 20% of U.S. Uranium to Russia.
  2. Clinton and the Dems paid Russia for a false dossier—fake dirt on Trump. This was used to try and win a Clinton election.

Here are more details, interjected with what the bible says about it.

The Uranium Deal

We don’t know all the details yet, but here is what we know.

  • 20% of U. S. uranium was sold to Russia.
  • The Clintons received $145 million (from 9 shareholders).
  • Clearly, U. S. National Security was compromised. The Clintons and the DNC sold out the U…

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Those Who Disrespect the President Will Be Punished

President Trump Tweeted on Oct. 23, 2017: “Two dozen NFL players continue to kneel during the National Anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag & Country. No leadership in NFL!”

There has been some progress in this area of respecting our flag and our Country, but still, two dozen players are disrespectful, not only of the flag and the country, but to the President and ultimately to God—because, as I wrote in an earlier blog, the presidency has been established by God. I also emphasized in this earlier blog that anyone who disrespects our President will be punished by God—“will receive condemnation upon themselves” (Romans 13:2).

We don’t know what that punishment will be, but I find it interesting that the teams which are losing the most—like the 49ers—have some of the most players that are still kneeling. It is also quite evident that less and less fans are coming out to see the games. Many stadiums are only half full, whereas before they were always sold out. Yet Roger Goodell and many of the owners are doing nothing! I think we are seeing God’s punishment right before our eyes.

But this disrespect by football players is only part of the disrespect. There is so much more, and it is so evil and lawless. Whenever we see anyone disrespecting our President they are also disrespecting God at the same time. And they will greatly suffer for it! God will not let them go unpunished!

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Sessions says ObamaCare is Unlawful, thus Subsides Being Halted

Recently it has been brought to our attention that ObamaCare is unlawful, because $7,000,000,000 (7 billion) dollars a year has been spent to subsidize insurance companies without the approval of congress—Obama just did it on his own, which was not according to law. For this reason, President Trump has signed an executive order halting ObamaCare subsides.  This order will eventually allow people to get their own Insurance across state lines and should save people a lot of money (but I think a new heath care bill still needs to be passed to put this into effect).

AG Jeff Session, on a Fox news video, explains:

  • A judge in Virginia says that ObamaCare as it is now is unlawful. Obama put this order (to receive subsides) into effect without an appropriation of Congress. But the law says that it must come from Congress. The President cannot do it.
  • The President has decided that we need to end this unlawful process and get on a lawful basis.
  • In retaliation, the California AG says, “We are prepared to sue. This is sabotage. Nearly everyone—from California to Maine—has family who can’t afford healthcare…”
  • Jeff Sessions says, it’s time for Congress to fix this bill.

 

Please be praying that our leaders, from both sides if possible, will come together to get our healthcare figured out. This has gone on long enough!

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Why Disrespecting the President Will Bring Punishment from God

 

Since President Trump got elected as President there has been a continual uprising of disrespect for authority and lawlessness—especially against him. It is a growing evil that must be stopped. But since these are the last days, I have a feeling that it will continue.  For many of us it is quite sickening.

Recently (9/23/2017), after President Trump, at a rally, called out football players who refused to stand for the opening flag ceremony as a show of respect for our country—saying that the owners should fire them—NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called the President “ divisive.” On the same day LeBron, because of a similar incident called Trump a “bum.” And Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant tweeted that his (Trump’s) name alone creates division and anger.

My comment on the above is that President Trump is boldly speaking the truth and they can’t handle it—so they lash out at him in disrespect. That is shameful!

And the worst thing that is happening in our country is that those who are most visible, and are seen as stars and heroes, show the worst disrespect. Here are 15 example from Breitbart.com:

15 examples of celebrities who have used pointed, violent rhetoric to attack the president and other Republicans.

  1. Kathy Griffin ‘Beheads’ Trump in Graphic Photo
  2. Madonna – “I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House.”
  3. Snoop Dogg “Shoots” Trump in the Head in Music Video
  4. Robert De Niro: “I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face”
  5. Joss Whedon: “I Want a Rhino to F*ck Paul Ryan to Death”
  6. Shakespeare in the Park Stabs ‘Trump’ to Death in Performance of ‘Julius Caesar’
  7. David Simon: “Pick Up a G*ddamn Brick” if Trump Fires Robert Mueller
  8. Mickey Rourke Threatens to Beat Trump with Baseball Bat
  9. Actress Lea DeLaria Threatens to ‘Take Out’ Republicans and Independents with Baseball Bat after Trump Win
  10. Rapper YG Threatens Trump with “F*ck Donald Trump” Song
  11. Marilyn Manson Kills ‘Trump’ in Music Video
  12. Rapper Everlast Warns Trump: “I Will Punch You in Your F*cking Face”
  13. Larry Wilmore Jokes About Suffocating Trump with ‘Pillow They Used to Kill Scalia’
  14. Stephen Colbert’s Late ShowPuts Stephen Miller’s Head on a Spike
  15. Sarah Silverman Suggests Military Could Help Overthrow Trump

Well, what does the Bible say about how we should regard the President and all government authority? A good passage for this is in Romans 13:1-2.

Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

 

Let me break this down for you and offer a few comments.

Verse 1. Everyone is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. (Titus 3:1 tells us that we are to obey the rulers over us.) Also we read that the existing authorities are established by God.

My commentary. President Trump is our authority figure and so his presidency has been set up (established) by God. For those living in the United States, God put Donald Trump in office as our President.

Verse 2. Whoever resists authority opposes the ordinance of God (opposes God), and God has declared that they will receive condemnation upon themselves.

My commentary. It is clear to see that since Donald Trump is President, whoever resists his words to us—whether they are by Tweets, speeches, or executive orders—are resisting God. And as a result of their thoughtless and rebellious behavior, they will be punished. God will in His own way and time punish them for their disrespect.

It saddens me to know that I don’t think people are aware of what they do and say. They don’t fully realize the position President Trump is in and who has put him in power. And certainly they don’t realize what punishment they are putting on themselves. The same can be said of a child disrespecting a parent. They do it ignorantly, not knowing that they will receive a punishment in themselves (read Exodus 20:12).

In some countries the authority figure demands honor and will inflict punishment on anyone who does not give him respect and honor. So people respect him out of fear. But the United States, being a free country, places no such demands on people. We let people do what they want. We give people a choice as to whether they want to respect our government leaders or not. However, the consequences of our choices are still in place. Just because people don’t choose to respect authority doesn’t mean they are free from the consequences. This I think is something we have failed to relate to our people. For it seems that too many think they can treat leadership any way they want and not be held accountable—and this includes their disrespectful words.

Government leaders (and all people in leadership positions) are responsible to know how to be good leader and also how to command respect in people. And they will be held accountable by God. But all of us who are under authority, we are also responsible to know how to act toward our leaders—to be respectful. For our leaders are put in place by God to help us and aid us. And it doesn’t matter whether we like them or not, or whether we agree with them. We are commanded by God to honor them.

 

 

 

 

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Reactions to President Trump’s Speech Reveals a Divided Country and World

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In my opinion, President Trump made one of the best speeches of his life at the UN. It was incredibly bold, powerful, and brutally true. He held nothing back.  He tore into North Korea as a brutal dictatorship; he at length revealed the evils of Iran; and he denounced the recent overthrow of Venezuela and the present socialist dictatorship.

Many praised Trump’s speech. Benjamin Netanyahu said that he spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world. Mitt Romney said that he gave a strong and needed challenge to UN members.  But others said that he was shockingly reckless and had dangerous rhetoric. One article I saw called the speech “terrifying” and “delusional.”

So it seems obvious that not all people agree with what President Trump said. In fact, his speech reveals that our country (and the world) is quite divided.  We are divided in many ways, but…

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Continue to Pray for Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

 

I want to urge all believers to continue in prayer for the victims of Harvey and Irma. We should pray, first of all, that God would be close to them and that they would trust Him—for He is a Father of mercy and comfort, who will comfort us in all our afflictions. Then, as the scriptures tell us, we who are comforted will be able to comfort others (read 2 Cor. 1:3-4). I’m sure we have seen this already, as many are so thankful to God that they are alive. And they, in thanks, are reaching out to help each other. It is a wonderful thing to see.

 

We must continue to pray for all the victims for encouragement, strength, and unity, as it will take much time and effort to clean up and rebuild. Pray also for all the volunteer workers. Thanks to God for groups like Samaritans Purse, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and many church groups. And pray for all Americans who are able to give of their time and money, that they would do just that. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if so much money would come in to support these Christian groups that the government wouldn’t have to give anything! I really think that’s the way it should be.

 

 

I heard just today that Florida’s agriculture has been severely damaged by all the flooding. This will impact all Americans. Pray that we would not complain about higher prices.

Believers, be encouraged. As we continue to see tragedy all around us, know that “your redemption is drawing near” (Lu. 21:28). So be encouraged; for without encouragement how can we be effective in helping others? Yes we must stay strong in these last days!

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6 Prayer Requests Regarding North Korea

The world has been on edge since North Korea has been rapidly developing and testing it missiles with nuclear capabilities. Something needs to be done.  We  need to pray!  Here are six prayer requests:

1. That North Korea’s Goals will not be realized. North Korea continues to develop and test missiles with nuclear capabilities. It is clear that their goal is to continue developing nukes and to be a nuclear power. According to an article by Sue Mi Terry, Ph.D. at Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute, entitled North Korea’s Strategic Goals and Policy toward the United States and South Korea, North Korea has three goals:

(1) The pursuit of nuclear weapons program in order to gain international acceptance of the North as a bona fide nuclear weapons state; (2) securing a peace treaty in an effort to remove U.S. forces from the Korean Peninsula; and, (3) reunification with South Korea on its own terms. These goals stated here are very brief, but we know that their main goal, being a Communist country is to continue their Communist ideals.

 

2. That North Korean Communist ideals would be abandoned by its people and leaders, because they would no longer be regarded as good and true, but would be seen as very evil. According to the same author as above,

…North Korea is without equal in this world—the unique political system its leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il have built (and one that Kim Jong-un is now continuing) is the sole Communist-Confucian hereditary dynasty and the world’s most cultish, isolated, and nationalistic nation. North Korea has a repressive, totalitarian system that keeps hundreds of thousands of its citizens confined to slave-labor camps while all others are in constant terror by the secret police and informants in their midst. It has the distinction of having gone from an industrialized state in 1945 to one where famine is a constant danger, making this the world’s only industrialized/urbanized peacetime economy that has suffered constant and persistent widespread famine. As perhaps the most militarized society in the world, North Korea possesses the world’s largest military in terms of manpower and defense spending proportional to its population and national income. It also has the most distorted economy in the world, a country that spends billions of dollars in armaments while at the same time watching its people starve. Living standards among the North Koreans citizens are among the lowest in the world (North Korea’s 2012 GDP per capita, based on purchasing power parity, estimated by the Central Intelligence Agency as 197th in the world).1 In short, North Korea is an unparalleled model of failure in contemporary history.

The highest priority of the North Korean state has always been its own survival in the face of what it perceived, and still perceives today, as an extremely hostile security environment, a perception exacerbated by the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and its client states between 1989 and 1992. The regime also operates according to certain ideological assumptions which have not changed much since 1948. It believes that the North is the true representative of the Korean people, that the government in the South is a puppet regime backed by an antagonistic United States, that the continued U.S. presence on the Peninsula constitutes a severe threat to the very existence of North Korea, that the South Korean people (as opposed to their government) would welcome unity with their Northern brethren and would be much more sympathetic towards the North were it not for the indoctrination by their government and U.S. propaganda, and that, ultimately, the North’s position will prevail because it is morally virtuous and will gain support from the people of the North and South. These principles have led the North to assume that it must have a strong defense at all costs, given American and South Korean hostility; that this defense is not just military but also ideological, that is, the people of North Korea must be protected from any ideological infection of the U.S. or South Korean capitalism; and that continuing tension on the peninsula remains an indispensable means to both keep control of its own population and deal with the North’s enemies in Washington, Seoul, and elsewhere. (bold added for emphasis)

 

In short, please pray that the North Korean people and leader would see that their communist ideals are not morally virtuous, rather that they are evil—as seen by the nations poverty and by the cruel abuse and terror inflicted by its leaders.

 

3. For wisdom. That our leaders and Generals would see the best solutions on how to proceed with North Korea. Let us pray according to James 1:5-6.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

 

4. That all other nations would not support North Korea, but would discontinue all trade with them. Let this be a way of shaming them for their immoral practices. Since China is also Communistic, this may be difficult for them, but we must also pray that China would see that Communism is not the best way—that their system, like North Korea’s, is also very repressive and evil.

5. That the United States and our allies would be given wisdom and know how to stop North Korea from selling weapons to any other nations (like Iran or Pakistan).

 6. If it come to war, that the United States and its allies would know the best options of warfare—so that, (1) North Korea will not have a chance to fire any nuclear weapons; (2) to give us the best chance of not having many casualties; and (3) that we will be able to take out their key leaders, again, without causing unnecessary casualties. Ideally, we want to spare all the dear, abused North Korean people as well as the South Korean people.

 

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