New Journey Fellowship
A Day of Uncertainty
The world we live in today is filled with uncertainty. This year we have already seen the impeachment hearings of a president. In addition to this we are also watching the presidential primaries. (This also being an election year). In addition to this we have seen the recent outbreak and spread of the coronavirus, which have all led to massive fluctuations in the stock market. People are afraid and confused. Here in North Carolina we have seen the closing of all public schools and we are not permitted to have gatherings of more than 100 people. The grocery stores have had many of their shelves stripped bare and people are left wondering: “What’s next?” Well, I will have more to say about this later, but for now let’s talk about what our president has done. No, I am not talking about the travel ban, but rather his call for the nation to pray. The simple truth is that we as a people are not smart enough nor strong enough to fix these problems on our own. Now I realize that not everyone is a fan and I certainly cannot endorse everything he has said and done, but this time at least, he is on the right track. Please take the time to read the entire proclamation given below.
- Pastor Tim
Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer for all Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts
Issued on: March 14, 2020
In our times of greatest need, Americans have always turned to prayer to help guide us through trials and periods of uncertainty. As we continue to face the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are unable to gather in their churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship. But in this time we must not cease asking God for added wisdom, comfort, and strength, and we must especially pray for those who have suffered harm or who have lost loved ones. I ask you to join me in a day of prayer for all people who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and to pray for God’s healing hand to be placed on the people of our Nation.
As your President, I ask you to pray for the health and well-being of your fellow Americans and to remember that no problem is too big for God to handle. We should all take to heart the holy words found in 1 Peter 5:7: “Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.” Let us pray that all those affected by the virus will feel the presence of our Lord’s protection and love during this time. With God’s help, we will overcome this threat.
On Friday, I declared a national emergency and took other bold actions to help deploy the full power of the Federal Government to assist with efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. I now encourage all Americans to pray for those on the front lines of the response, especially our Nation’s outstanding medical professionals and public health officials who are working tirelessly to protect all of us from the coronavirus and treat patients who are infected; all of our courageous first responders, National Guard, and dedicated individuals who are working to ensure the health and safety of our communities; and our Federal, State, and local leaders. We are confident that He will provide them with the wisdom they need to make difficult decisions and take decisive actions to protect Americans all across the country. As we come to our Father in prayer, we remember the words found in Psalm 91: “He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”
As we unite in prayer, we are reminded that there is no burden too heavy for God to lift or for this country to bear with His help. Luke 1:37 promises that “For with God nothing shall be impossible,” and those words are just as true today as they have ever been. As one Nation under God, we are greater than the hardships we face, and through prayer and acts of compassion and love, we will rise to this challenge and emerge stronger and more united than ever before. May God bless each of you, and may God bless the United States of America.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 15, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers for all those affected, including people who have suffered harm or lost loved ones.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
DONALD J. TRUMP
|Posted on April 10, 2016 at 8:50 AM|
I'm afraid that people are far to often led, that is misled, by people who may or may not have evil intentions. People will choose to believe a lie, simply because they want to believe it. Isn't that the way most scams work? As we have often heard it said: “If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.” People will believe that a lie is true simply because they want to believe it! It is easy for us to believe someone who simply tells us what we want to believe.
The Bible tells us that when the anti-christ appears the world will love him. In fact, the scriptures tell us that if it would be possible, he would deceive the very elect. Now, as a Christian, I'm not worried about being deceived by the anti-christ, after all, I believe that the scriptures teach us that the Church will be taken out of this world before he is revealed. Yet the scriptures teach us that the spirit of anti-christ is already at work in the world and that there will be many anti-christs in this world, so I think that we have to be on guard for any one who might be an anti-christ.
Now, I readily admit that I am no historian, nor am I an expert on German history or Hitler himself, so what I am about to say should be considered to be merely conjecture or opinion on my part. Having said that, I believe that if you will take the time to read and understand what I am saying and compare it with what you already know about the rise of Hitler and pre-WWII Germany, I believe that you will agree that this makes a lot of sense and is probably pretty much how it played out.
Hitler knew how to manipulate people. I believe that there are few what would question this point. He first sold them on his dream to make Germany great again, not just for Hitler, but also for all true Germans. After all, hadn't the German people suffered enough? It was time that someone stood up to the people who had brought such disgrace upon the Fatherland. They must be stopped! They must be punished! True Germans must once again return to their place in the world. It was time for Germany to return to her place of power and prestige. Once the people were convinced of the plight of the nation (and if you know anything about post-WWI Germany, then you realize that this would have been easy to do) they were easily convinced that something had to be done. Now it was only a matter of convincing the German people that his methods, how be they unpleasant, were necessary to accomplish their goals as a nation. When the people saw the results, they were even further convinced that he must be right; after all, as we say here in America, “The proof is in the pudding.” This is easy if a people or nation is already convinced that the “end justifies the means” and frankly put, desperate people will accept desperate means. Hitler was able to dream big and sell his dream. He didn't start out by promising to kill 6,000,000 Jews. He never mentioned that it might be necessary to slaughter countless women and children, nor did the German people realize that they would have to sacrifice almost an entire generation of men and boys. They were simply buying into Hitler's dream. Hitler's dream of making Germany great again was not necessarily evil; it was what he was willing to do to fulfill his dream that was evil.
In the world in which we live there are many who are selling their dreams, we need to be very careful about the people that we choose to follower in pursuit of their dreams. - Pastor Tim