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Pride First of the 7 Capital Sins; or the 7 Deadly Sins

 PRIDE MONTH?

                                                                              — By Mary A. LaClair

Originally posted on June 22, 2012. Being re-run June 15, 2022, with some modifications.

Again we will be told that June is Gay Pride month. In addition to October being dubbed ‘coming out’ month, I can see the homosexual agenda trying to adopt all twelve months soon. The fact that a vocal minority has dubbed June ‘pride’ month should tell us another story aside and apart from the word ‘gay’.

It is pretty common knowledge that PRIDE is the capital sin. Should that fact be overlooked?

Prov 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV

Is there anyone reading this who can name the seven capital sins which, for good reason, are also known as the “seven deadly sins”?

Of those who can, congratulations to you!

Of those who cannot here is the list::  Pride, Lust, Envy, Anger, Covetousness, Avarice (Greed), Laziness (sloth), Gluttony.  These are the seven deadly sins. Many deal with attitude. The attitude leads to sin.

Most people can usually start the recitation with the first and greatest – that sin for which Lucifer was cast out of heaven ‑ PRIDE.

We know that gluttony leads to death. We know anger can lead to death. We know lust can lead to death (S.T.D’s  A.I.D.S.).  How soon can we expect to see a National Anger month?

But it is lesser known that Sodom & Gomorrah were destroyed, not just for sodomy (lust), but also for pride, gluttony and self-centeredness (covetousness), as documented in the Holy Scriptures in the book of Ezekiel chapter 16, verses 49‑50: “Behold this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: Pride, overabundance of food (gluttony), prosperous ease (covetousness) and idleness (laziness) were hers; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy (self centeredness) And they were haughty and committed abominable offense before Me, (gay pride parades?) therefore I removed them when I saw it and I saw fit.” (AMP)     

                

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“Sodom was an example unto those that after should live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6 KJV).  This can be construed as a warning, and well should be by wise, understanding, and careful people.

It is not enough to claim that Jesus loves us; we must prove to the Father who sent Jesus for us, that we return that love to the Father through Jesus. Obedience proves this to Him.  Do you think adulterers, liars, gluttons, the greedy, the envious, sodomites, or murders are obedient or disobedient to God?  We should all be familiar with the laws of cause and effect.  Proud people don’t need our approval, they need our prayers.  Perhaps June should be better dubbed ‘pray for a gay’ month.

The Holy Scriptures further address ‘gay pride’: “The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe unto them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.”  Isaiah 3:9 NIV  

Feel free to Google the term Gay Parade for proof in pictures, too graphic to display here.

It is no wonder that Putin has banned homosexuals from recruiting in the streets in Russia. You may read that article at: http://www.TheProverbs120Column.net

Feel free also to Google: Gay Manifesto U S Library of Congress – Here is a convenient link for you:

Click to access JPCPY-06-00341.pdf

May also Google: Entropic U.S. Supreme Court

Who then will warn?

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  • INDEED: WHO, THEN, WILL WARN??

Perhaps their own Manifesto in their own words should be warning enough to us all…. If we are paying attention…and we should be…for our children’s sake…

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Internal Capitol Police review found sweeping intelligence, security failures on Pelosi’s watch

(JUST THE NEWS) – Capitol Police compiled a secret after-action review months after the Jan. 6 riots that identified sweeping blunders by the department ranging from delayed deployment of specialized civil disturbance units to the fateful dismantling of an intelligence unit that monitored social media for threats. Identifying 53 areas of failure needing corrective action,…

Source: Internal Capitol Police review found sweeping intelligence, security failures on Pelosi’s watch

With a1932 Message from Pres.Franklin Delano Roosevelt

KNOWING ABOUT THANKFULNESS

675 words                                                                                                   – Mary LaClair

  11/19/2001                         

Happiness is seeing the stars and knowing Who to thank. In the wee hours before dawn during the meteor shower of 9/18/01, the very magnitude of the heavens made me realize once again the very magnitude of our Creator!  I am glad I knew Who to thank. 

Like lovers apart looking at the same moon, the awesome realization that people all over were seeing the same stars in the same heavens mesmerized me.

The Scriptures tell us that the returning of the Lord will be seen by all peoples. The whole world will see Him at His coming.  I was suddenly electrified with the realization that it would not be the way the world saw the imploding of a World Trade Center tower – through television; but that it would be the way I was watching the actual meteor shower with the rest of the world that morning.

I thrilled at the mind’s eye picture of the Lord standing with His feet on the horizon, in full color, His face appearing in the places where meteors travel, and His body filling the heavens!  

Would we float up to Him on lofty rays of light radiating from His hands?

Are you watching for His return?

Ever notice when you smile at someone they inevitably smile back at you?

When was the last time you smiled at God?

When was the last time you remember us as a Nation smile at God?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first inaugural address, July 2, 1932 said,

 “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…We face arduous days that lie before us in the warm courage of national unity; with the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious moral values… In this dedication of a nation we humbly ask the blessing of God.  May He protect each and every one of us!  May He guide me in the days to come.”   FDR

Now that we have the warm courage of National unity, have we yet ‘consciously sought old and precious moral values’ as F.D.R. and others state, or do we still consciously seek to erase them by calling them intolerant and unconstitutional?  Many strive for a clear conscience; yet see where F.D.R. tells us one is to be found?

Historical papers (Proposed First Amendment from the Virginia Ratifying Convention June 27, 1788) actually openly acknowledge and state: 

“That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it…”

Have we lost hold of the concept that we may actually have a duty to our Creator?  …and a responsibility to discharge it in proper order? 

Do you know for sure whether the Lord will be smiling back at you when He returns? 

Are you smiling at Him?

This thanksgiving season, let us have a renewed idea of those things for which we owe Him thanksgiving;  if our conscience whispers we may be just a little off track; let the survivors of the Attack on America remind us.   They were suddenly thankful for their spouses, their children, their neighbors.  They were reminded that relationships were suddenly more important than things.

“Heavenly Father, we thank you for showing us the value in each of our relationships, both old, present and yet to come.  We ask you to fill voids where relationships may be missing; in ourselves and others fill them first with a fresh knowledge of Yourself through a personal relationship with You, then may you add the human element; so keeping all relationships in proper order.  May we live by the Golden Rule treating others the way we wish to be treated ourselves. May we see our family and friends in a fresh and valued way and know Who to thank. Help us to learn from our mistakes and set our feet on straight paths. Thank you magnificent Father!”

Isa 66:1

Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:”  

Matt 5:35

“Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: “ 

Acts 7:49

“Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: “  KJV

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Professor Who Was Suspended After Refusing to Grade Students Based on Race Just Heard Back from a Judge

A UCLA professor who was wrongfully suspended for refusing to grant special treatment to black students is fighting back – and winning.

Source: Professor Who Was Suspended After Refusing to Grade Students Based on Race Just Heard Back from a Judge

BLIND TRUTH

  The Narrative 

I am lost tonight in this chaotic fog
As fear consumes the masses’ eyes
And breaks their flaccid cognizance 

They confuse theatrics with truth
And openly exchange wrong for right
I weep for them, they don’t even fight

The proverbial cattle graze on lying cud
Blindly accepting the foulest rancor
While innocence is deprived from youth

I cry out in this echoing tunnel
Truth pierces their ears in searing pain
Hearing but refusing to listen

An anemic narrative they clench tightly 
Holding on to the ornate fabrication 
The sheep prance to slaughter

I pray one day soon the Light they’d see
Before all is gone and life is rewritten

                            -  © (2021) Joseph Crain

Used with permission from author – Mr. Crain says feel free to share

POLITICS AND THE POPE: IS ROME RUNNING AMERICA ?

— by Mary A. LaClair

When I heard that Pope Francis was taking a stand on global warming and meeting with the leaders of our Nation, I took concern. The issue of the popes getting involved in scientific issues in the past is revelatory and something we would do well to remember and learn from.

In the Catholic school system, we learned in grade school about the processes of discovery. One of the examples they taught us was the difference between the ‘truths’ of Ptolemy and the ‘truths’ of Copernicus, one of which was not truth at all. Attempting research on the issue, I found that the current issue of Pope Francis getting involved politically with global warming has recently been covered, and covered quite well.

I post that link here for you, my readers. This author has done a good job, no sense in my re-inventing the wheel. This reasoning is best applied to areas outside of global warming. It could almost become a ‘separation of church and state’ issue regarding the Pope intentionally interfering in our politics.

When JFK, the only other Catholic President, aspired to run for President many feared the Pope would then be running our country. Although that may not have been the case during JFK’s term, in my opinion those warnings are now proving to be prophetic in our time. Now, I ask: Is Rome running America from the Vatican?

https://origins.osu.edu/milestones/february-2016-400-years-ago-catholic-church-prohibited-copernicanism

Happy reading ! And: Remember to Look, Listen AND Think, as you read.

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P.S. Since writing this, someone or something has called my attention to a book written by another. Its title is WASHINGTON IN THE LAP OF ROME? It may be found through GOOGLE. Once Googled similar items may show up; such as,

one titled: THE BLACK POPE — just a search on that name is found to be interesting….

HOW TO HANDLE DOOMSDAY SPECULATIONS

WHAT TO THINK ABOUT DOOMSDAY PREDICTIONS

— By Mary A. LaClair

1,800 words:

In these times we may expect Doomsday prophets to increase– but what purpose do these messages serve?

To induce fear and hopelessness?- That is how some react. But could they serve to issue dire warnings?

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Many think the first. Some can tend to slip close to despair or cynicism.

If, however, warnings are the intention, what courses of action would be advised?

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Let’s see if the Holy Scriptures address the issue:

 

Summary of 2 Kings 20:1-6 reveal that the Lord told King Hezekiah was at the point of death and would not recover. Yet when the King had a discourse with the Lord, the Lord relented and gave the King fifteen more years.  Did the King simply accept the word that he would not recover, and wait to die?  No, rather he entered into reasoning with the Lord.

May we in America do the same, by starting a conversation with the Lord and not give in to fear and hopelessness.  Yes.  Study Scriptures to see what it took then, and what it may take today….

Genesis 18:17

  17 Then the Lord  said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?   NIV

Here we see God acknowledging that He reveals His plans to His ‘friend’, Abraham

Gen 18:20-28

20 Then the Lord  said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous

21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

Here we see the Lord listening to the outcry of His people.  Are we crying out to the Lord about the wrongs which we see, calling God’s attention to these things?

22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord . 23 Then Abraham approached Him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing — to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

Here we see Abraham, not simply accepting revealed plans. Abraham discusses things with the Lord.  Are we discussing things with God, or simply accepting with fear and hopelessness what others say is from the Lord…and well it may be from the Lord.

26 The Lord  said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

27 Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, 28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?”

“If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”  NIV

Not to bore you, but they continue this discourse until it gets down to ten. Apparently there were not ten righteous in Sodom.  Here we can see that God is patient with those who talk things over with Him. God relented six times as Abraham went through groups of five and ten with the Lord, until he reached the number ten.

Conclusion:

If doomsday prophecies come before us, will we simply accept these things and wait in fear and hopelessness? Abraham did not. Hezekiah did not.

But, if doomsday prophecies come before us will we instead accept them as warnings and begin saying:  “Forbid it, Lord, protect your righteous people, let your Glory be seen.”

Yet, sometimes the all-seeing, all-knowing Lord will actually reveal the plans of the enemy in order to give us a chance to ask God to intercede and foil the plans of the enemy. This would be interpreted as giving warning of the plans of the enemy. This would not be at all unlike the Book of Esther – enemy plans revealed, action taken to counter it.

Sometimes the Lord will also reveal His plans of wrath, which in the example of Sodom with Abraham, acts as an invitation to engage in conversation (discourse) with God.

Is God a mighty dictator in the sky…or is He loving and good, desirous of a friendship relationship with His creation?  Let’s see further examples of that in the Holy Scriptures:

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together,”  says the Lord . NIV

The Lord relents:

Ex 32:12, Job 6:29, Ps 7:12, Ps 90:13, Isa 57:6, Jer 4:28, Jer 18:8, Jer 26:3. Jer 26:13, Jer 26:19, Ezek 24:14, Jonah 3:9 

Exodus 32:11-14

11 But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. “O Lord,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'” 14 Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. NIV

Here we see Moses quoting God’s word back to Him. It would do us well to be familiar with Scripture. It would do us well to remind God of His Word – just as Moses.

Psalms 7:12

If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. “NIV

 Psalms 90:13

Relent, O Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. ”  NIV

 

Jeremiah 18:7-10

 —  7If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.” NIV

 

Jeremiah 26:3

 “Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from his evil way. Then I will relent and not bring on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done. 4 Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says: If you do not listen to me and follow my law, which I have set before you, 5 and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened), 6 then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city an object of cursing among all the nations of the earth.'” NIV      

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Jeremiah 26:13

12Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard. 13 Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. 14 As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right. 15 Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the Lord has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.” NIV

Jeremiah 26:19

19 “Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the Lord and seek his favor? And did not the Lord relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”  NIV

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Jonah 3:9

  “Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”  NIV

        2 Chron 7:13-15

14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  NIV

 

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Is God obligated if we pray but do not give up our wicked way

 

 2 Kings 20:1-6

 ” In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, O Lord , how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

4 Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the Lord , the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord . 6 I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.'”  NIV

Selah….

Did Hezekiah quietly accept the word of doom, and wait to die, just because it was spoken?

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Prophetic words of doom may come. How will we respond?  Will we wait in fear and hopelessness for them to come true?

Or, as Hezekiah, and as Abraham, will we enter into conversation with the Lord —  “Come and let us reason together, says the Lord.”  Jeremiah 18:8

 

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Addendum:

 

You may wish to check a different kind of dream from nationally recognized religious leaders. This is not to discredit doomsday dreams, rather more to offer a counter-balance.  Key word:  balance.  Both are of equal importance.

This is not to say one is more important than another:

One may reveal, or warn of, the desires of the devil; while one may reveal the desires of God.

“Let the world see Your Glory, Lord.”

Different kinds of dreams have been sent to HANK KUNNEMAN and DUTCH SHEETS, and you might find them both through links at the end of this article.

Ps 24:8

Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord  mighty in battle.  KJV

God told Elijah, after three years of drought, it would rain.  In receiving that word, Elijah prayed with his face to the ground, that it would rain.  (1 Kings 18:41-45)

Conclusion: 

What we do in prayer can determine the outcome. We are being shown how to pray and what to pray about. This writer feels God wants His people to talk with Him about each of these seemingly contradictory messages. What to ask be thwarted; what to ask be manifested. The messages are balanced. Which way will we tip the scales by adding the weight of our tears, tears of both sorrow and joy? Sorrow for the one,  joy for the other. Balanced.

“Come and let us reason together, says the Lord.”  Jeremiah 18:8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQUVRHhbcM – Dutch Sheets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAL4GURVYeg – Hank Kunneman

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Prime Minister Has It Right

September 22, 2014                                                         – from an unknown news source
She Did It Again !!! W O W !

Australia says NO — This will be the second Time Julia Gillard has done this!

She sure isn’t backing down on her hard line stance and one has to appreciate her belief in the rights of her native countrymen. 

A breath of fresh air to see someone lead with guts and determination.
Australian Prime Minister does it again!!


The whole world needs a leader like this!
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard – Australia


Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. 

Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:
‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT… Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture.
Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. 

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. 

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! 

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us. 

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted you.

NOTE: IF we circulate this amongst ourselves in Canada & USA, WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree please SEND THIS ON and ON, to as many people as you know…