Well, I suppose I should be kicked out of this forum because I think America is run by a bunch of oligarchs, who if they have there way will have all of us in a state of near poverty with just enough to eat to keep us working for slave wages. However I do not think that the United States is the only country with this problem. With globalism it is a worldwide problem. You can go back to the post about the 80 people who control half or more of all the earths money and see what the situation is. I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord and His people. I some of the things I know to be facts irritate some to the point that it brings out a hateful spirit then maybe I should be kicked out. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I know when I am not welcome.
Tweet verb \ˈbles\ : to make (something or someone) holy by saying a special prayer : to ask God to care for and protect (someone or something) : to provide (a person, place, etc.) with something good or desirable One of our all-time favorite lists: 10 Charming Words for Nasty People » blessed \ˈblest\ also blest \ˈblest\ bless·ing Full Definition of BLESS transitive verb 1 : to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word 2 : to hallow with the sign of the cross 3 : to invoke divine care for <bless your heart> —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed 4 a : praise, glorify <bless his holy name> b : to speak well of : approve 5 : to confer prosperity or happiness upon 6 archaic : protect, preserve 7 : endow, favor <blessed with athletic ability> See bless defined for English-language learners See bless defined for kids Examples of BLESS The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding. The water for the baptism has been blessed. The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms. Origin of BLESS Middle English, from Old English blētsian, from blōd blood; from the use of blood in consecration First Known Use: before 12th century Related to BLESS Synonyms consecrate, hallow, sacralize, sanctify Antonyms deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify
Now with all that out of the way: I hear the phrase "bless Israel" all the time am I am not sure of what that means in the real world. What does one do to "bless" Israel, in the context of the meaning of bless?
I have heard it asked by some and I have even said it myself: "What are they smokin' in Washington, anyway." Well now I have the answer, in London anyway. I doubt if its any different in Washington, judging by the decisions coming from there. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-adviser-chancellor-george-osborne-5251411#ICID=sharebar_twitter
Taking sides! Is it just because they are run by a bunch of commies or is it because they are pragmatists and they see what is waiting for them if they don't begin speaking out? http://voxday.blogspot.com/2015/02/shots-across-bow.html#comment-form I thought I would post this also because I have been noticing in the past few years that not only the American government but the American people have forgotten what can possibly happen because of government actions. http://thebulletin.org/what-would-happen-if-800-kiloton-nuclear-warhead-detonated-above-midtown-manhattan8023
The greatest problem we have in all nations is that government believes it is the nation with sovereignty when in fact the sovereignty belongs to the people. So governments rise and fall. What is left behind is the social structure and culture of the people – not the designs of government. What remains of government are merely the relics of their glory. Such mighty giants have all fallen with their institutions lying in rubble.
The seat of power in so many governments is only the spectacle for tourists today as this one in Crete. The only thing to survive time and circumstance is human nature, our customs, nurturing, and our love of our posterity, which is passed on from generation to generation – not government. It is humanity that survives, good and bad, not the institutions, which never go quietly into the night, but rage against the dying of their power. Eccl 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. 15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. 16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. 17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. 18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? 22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him? KJV Oh God my Saviour I thank You that You never change, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." KJV Sometimes I forget these things and I am sad. Thank God I remembered today.