If we pray for Ukraine, is God listening?

Does God hear our prayers? Is He listening? Does He want to help with this war raging in Ukraine?

Those are all valid questions. I think each of us has asked or wondered at some point if God is real.

Well, I say ask Him.

God created us. He knows we are curious and wish to understand things that seem more significant than us.

God is more significant than anything or anyone person.

God is so complex that we may never fully understand the scope of who God is, but don’t let that deter you.

God is also personable. He isn’t some significant scary holy entity that is unapproachable.

God is not a cookie-cutter God. He is not a one-size-fits-all deity.

God knows we are curious. He created us to ask questions and to find answers.

If you want to know if God is real, ask Him. Now how He reveals his answers may not satisfy your curiosity.

If you ask questions, He may not reveal the answers. Some answers come many days, months, or even years later.

You might be thinking that you want God to perform some colossal miracle for you to believe that He exists.

We can ask but be cautious not to have grand ideas of exactly how you expect God to show you, His answers.

His answer may be so subtle that you miss it.

You should know this about God; He never answers prayer the way you expect Him to.

That is one thing that I admire about God. He always does something unexpectedly that makes me appreciate Him even more.

So, ask Him. He may answer, and He may not respond.

God wants us to seek Him continuously.

And please don’t think that if He doesn’t answer your question, this is the proof that He does not exist.

God wants and desires to be pursued.

I know you might be thinking that this pursuit is too much to ask, but once you have a glimpse of God, you will know it was all worth it, and you will hunger for more peeks and reveals into who God is.

A personal relationship with God is beyond any small effort we put into it.
We are living in scary times. There is no better time to pursue God.

Right now, we need to be constantly praying for peace. Ask God to intervene in this awful war and for His mighty hand to move to end it quickly. Also, pray for peace! We need peace! Don’t give up on prayer.

Please don’t think that it does not work. Prayer is power. If prayer groups are praying for peace, join one. Even if it is an internet prayer group, God will still hear. Time, place, in person or internet prayer, God is not restricted by any of these things.

When we come in agreement with other believers seeking God’s will, He will move. His word says so. In Matt 18:19, His word speaks of the power of agreement:https://biblehub.com/matthew/18-19.htm

If at all possible, fast, pray and give. Fasting and giving amplify our prayer. Fast one meal, one day’s meals, or even as many days as you can tolerate. Here is an article explaining a little more about fasting https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/4-prayers-for-a-powerful-fasting-breakthrough.html

Where should you give? There are many great charities raising funds for humanitarian relief for the people of Ukraine. Do some research and see if God’s peace comes over you about giving a donation at the place you choose.

Giving is also called planting a seed. Although this seed is a money seed, it can be pointed and asked for God to use it for a breakthrough in this war, for peace to prevail, and for God’s hand to move in this situation.

Our family has planted seeds with Samaritan’s’ Purse, Paula White Ministries, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Again, this is where I gave. Where you plant your seed is between you and God.

Here are some bible verses that will assist you in your pursuit of our one true living God:

Matthew 7:7 Matthew 7:7 ESV – Ask, and It Will Be Given – “Ask, and – Bible Gateway

1John 5:14 1 John 5:14-15 ESV – And this is the confidence that we have – Bible Gateway

1 Peter 3:12 1 Peter 3:12 ESV – For the eyes of the Lord are on the – Bible Gateway

Mark 11:24 Mark 11:24 ESV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask – Bible Gateway

Proverbs 15:29 Proverbs 15:29 ESV – The LORD is far from the wicked, but he – Bible Gateway

Christmas – the only reason for the season!

Who is Jesus? And why did He come to earth to live as a man?

Have you ever really thought about that?

A Godly King gave up His throne for you.

Think about that for a second!

Let that sink in!

The King of all Kings and the God of all gods gave up His throne to be born as a child, live as a man, then died on an old, rugged cross for you.

Jesus is the walking, breathing word of almighty God Himself.

Why did Jesus give up His throne for you?  

The answer is simple.

It is LOVE!  

God loves you beyond anything you can comprehend. 

A love so large that it is consuming, engulfing, encompassing, and enveloping. 

It is a love in incompressible to us humans that most of us will never know the full scope of His love for us until we are standing in His presence at the end of our life.

Even God’s word describes His love for us. 

Psalm 8:4–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,

And hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;

Thou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen,

Yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Job 7:17

God’s word also tells us that He freely gave His own precious Son, Jesus, for all humanity. John 3:16

John 3:16 ESV – For God So Loved the World – “For God – Bible Gateway

In Isaiah 54:10, God’s word says that mountains and hills may be removed, but God’s love will not depart from us.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV – For the mountains may depart and the – Bible Gateway

With everything going on in our world, there is no better time than today to accept Jesus as your personal Savior.

Fear, uncertainties, poverty, viruses, and talks of war are swirling around us at this very moment.

Today, declare Jesus as your Savior, as no man is promised a tomorrow.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your personal Savior, please pray with me:

God, I believe You are the one true living God. 

God, I am a sinner. Please forgive me. Father, cleanse me of all unrighteousness.

God, I believe that Jesus is Your one true Son. 

I believe Jesus was born a man, was crucified for my sins, and on the third day ascended back to heaven, and I believe He now sits at Your right hand. 

Today, I accept Jesus as my personal Savior. 

In the name above all names, Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Read your Bible daily and seek God’s presence via worship and prayer if you prayed that prayer.

If possible, find a church where the full gospel is taught.

Let it be a church where the power of God’s presence is felt and moving.

If you need prayers for fear, depression, anxieties, and hopelessness, please find them here:

I pray that this new year brings us tremendous changes and new beginnings. 

I pray that God blesses you and your family, that He keeps you all safe and healthy, and that the abundance of God is poured out on you and your family.

In the name of Jesus, Amen. 

Every day in 2021 should be Father’s Day.

We wonder why our schools, grocery stores, and malls have become shooting ranges.

Americans are angry and frustrated. Does this excuse this type of horrendous activity? No, not at all. 

At this very minute, our economy is failing, and our streets are unsafe.

And now it is okay, according to some, to take that anger and doll it out on the innocent.

When did we lose control of our civility? Where was it that we took a wrong turn?

Was it the removal of God and prayer from our schools? Perhaps, it was the introduction of social media to our society and our youth. 

Maybe, it was the increase in the murder of innocent babies at our local abortion clinics. 

Could it be when other people decided that more skin, sex, violence, and cursing were okay for younger and younger audiences to view on television or in movies? Was this the catalyst that started the demise of our civility?

Perhaps, even the introduction of more and more broken homes with absent fathers leaving mothers to take up the slack.

Was it when others decided it was best for both parents to have to work? Was the need for a two-income family that pushed our society to the beginning of our demise?

Maybe, just maybe, it was the culmination of several of these things.

We may never know the one single event that caused the beginning of the fall of our society, but there is one thing we must realize and understand that is true.

Our enemy wants and desires the destruction of the family unit. 

He wants men to be weak, frail, afraid, and timid. 

Why does he want this? Well, the father is the head of the family. He is the leader of the family. He is the one who leads his family to success. 

He is the strength. He shows his sons how to become successful, strong, and productive men that will lead their future families down the same path. 

The father is the one who shows their daughters what a strong, faithful, honest, and unwavering man looks like. 

He sets the stage for his daughters to seek out future husbands with the same qualities. 

The father shows his daughters that they are worthy of respect and dignity. 

Yes, the father is the substantial leader that every family needs. 

As I write about the importance of the father, I am in no way undermining the value of the mother in the family unit.

Also, I am not saying that the father is more important than the mother either. 

Each is equally important. The mother and the father play vital roles in the family unit. They are equal partners in every family unit.  

So here we are, where we see others trying to silence men. 

The father’s removal from the family picture leads to the reduction of strength, dignity, respect of the family. 

You have to understand that the family unit is powerful. They support each other, they love each other, and most importantly, they pray together. 

God’s word says that were two or more gather in agreement, He is among them (Matt18:19-20). 

The family praying in unison and agreement is a powerful thing. The enemy knows that.  

This family praying and agreeing can cause significant shifts in their lives, in the lives of their immediate family members, changes in their extended families, shifts in their schools, their communities, their cities, and their states.  

Their persistent, fervent, and effectual prayer will shake and cause mountains to move. 

The family unit prayer together in agreement has pure power.

That is why there is such a fight going on to destroy the family and the father.

Right now, we must start coming back together as family units and pray in agreement. 

Right this very moment, we are in contention with that demonic activity. 

Please make no mistake about what we are facing. 

This “new world order” is nothing more than demonic activity. 

We are fighting to preserve our freedom, voices, opinions, and way of life we love. We are fighting against the demonic activity of those who think they can defeat almighty God. 

We must combat this demonic activity with God, praying, fasting, and planting seeds in good soil. 

Please remember that no demon or devil can stand up to God and to the most potent name of them all, which is the name of Jesus. 

The blood of Jesus will never lose its power!

Amen!

We cannot lose focus or our hope. We cannot give up because that is what the enemy wants. 

God is not finished! We must keep praying and seeking God’s help to stop those determined to let the enemy take over. 

Stay focused, stay determined, stay active, and keep your eyes on God.

The Lord’s prayer – is He listening?

Does God hear our prayers? Is He listening? Does He want to help us?

Those are all valid questions. I think each one of us, at one point or another, has asked those very questions. 

Some have even asked God if He is real.

Well, I say ask Him. 

God created us. He knows we are curious and wish to understand things that seem more significant than us. 

God is bigger than anything or anyone person. 

God is so complex that we may never fully understand the scope of who God is, but don’t let that deter you.

God is also personable. He isn’t some significant scary holy entity that is unapproachable.

God is not a cookie-cutter God. He is not a one-size-fits-all deity. 

God knows we are curious. He created us to ask questions and to find answers. 

If you want to know if God is real, ask Him. Now how He reveals, that may no satisfy your curiosity. 

You might be thinking that you want God to perform some colossal miracle for you to believe fully.

We can ask but be cautious not to have such grand ideas of exactly how you want God to show you His answers. 

His answer may be so subtle that you miss it. 

One thing you should know about God, He never answers prayer the way you expect Him to. 

That is one thing that I admire about God. He always does something unexpectedly that makes me appreciate Him even more. 

So ask Him. He may answer, and He may not respond. 

God wants us to seek Him continuously. 

And please don’t think that if He doesn’t answer your question, this is the proof that He does not exist.

God wants and desires to be pursued. 

I know you might be thinking that this pursuit is too much to ask, but once you have a glimpse of God, you will know it was worth it, and you will hunger for more peeks. 

A personal relationship with God is beyond any small effort we put into it. 

We are living in scary times. There is not a better time to pursue God.

Here are some bible verses that will assist you in your pursuit of our one true living God:

Matthew 7:7 Matthew 7:7 ESV – Ask, and It Will Be Given – “Ask, and – Bible Gateway

1John 5:14 1 John 5:14-15 ESV – And this is the confidence that we have – Bible Gateway

1 Peter 3:12 1 Peter 3:12 ESV – For the eyes of the Lord are on the – Bible Gateway

Mark 11:24 Mark 11:24 ESV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask – Bible Gateway

Proverbs 15:29 Proverbs 15:29 ESV – The LORD is far from the wicked, but he – Bible Gateway

Riot – violence is never the answer.

America, what happened this past Wednesday in Washington D.C., was utterly shameful.
I have thoughts about who was involved and the real reason all that rioting took place.
I will keep that opinion to myself. In this format, I am here to discuss God and what He is laying on my heart.
On Wednesday, what took place was confusing, awful, unbelievable, and destructive, but God is still in control in all that chaos.
Our nation is frayed and on the verge of breaking in two. Our country cannot stand when there is so much division. We are on the brink of self-destruction.
Many in Congress planned on objecting to the fraud in our last election, but these rioters’ actions changed the mind, mood, atmosphere, and opinions of many of them.
These few individuals’ cowardice actions managed to show the few senators’ grit and resolve who did end up objecting.
Do I think that our current President should quit? No, not at all. I think he should pursue all legal remedies until he has exhausted all of them. He is not a quitter, and that is why so many in America continue to give him their unwavering support.
Now before you jump to any conclusions, I want to make something very clear. I am not advocating for any one person over another. I am and will always advocate for God.
I seek God’s will to be fulfilled, not man’s.
Our current President had the destiny to be President at this very time. God chose him to be the leader of America. The President, the same as all of us, has a Godly destiny to fulfill.
Each of us has a purpose of fulfilling for God. To be President was and continues to be his if it is God’s will for him to continue to hold that office (Matt12:18). If this is God’s will, no person, no demon, no spell, and no devil can stop that from happening.
Why would God choose such a man that offends so many with his straight to the point words? God knew what would be needed at this point in our history.
Does our current President say brash things? Yes, he does. Are his words imperfect and harsh? Yes, at times they are. Sometimes, I am taken back by the way he expresses himself, but I trust God.

Please understand, this is not about the man Donald J. Trump. This is about God! God’s will is for America to remain free. This battle is for America’s continued democracy, and to delay the demonic plan of one world order.

At this very time in history, God knew that He needed a strong, independent thinker to be in that powerful office. God also knew He needed someone who isn’t ashamed to call on Him for help.
God knew of the President’s tenacity, strength, determination, and the fact that he didn’t care who he offended as long as he helped the American people.
Do I believe our President is a Christian? Yes, I do. I think he has sought God for direction.
I cannot judge our President’s relationship with God. No man has the right to judge any person’s relationship with God and question their Christianity.
If we believe that a person who says they are a Christian appears to do something ungodly, then we have the right to take it to God in prayer.
We should pray for that person to find God’s directions, His perspective, His answers if it seems they have lost their way. We shouldn’t judge and talk behind that person’s back.
Regardless of what you think about our last election, there was voter fraud. People who have passed away voted. That is unacceptable. People who had moved out of the states were still allowed to vote in that state. That is unlawful.
There were many other infractions in our last election, but I won’t go into them here.
American’s have the right to know their elections are fair. Many American’s believe that the last election was wrought with fraud.
We need to find out the truth. We owe it to the country. It is one thing that will help heal our land.
Please don’t give up on prayer. Don’t stop praying for God’s will to be fulfilled.
We have to remember that violence is never the answer. Violence never solves anything. It only opens the door for more as violence begets violence.
We have to get back to a place of civility, and only God can bring the healing we so desperately need.
America, keep pursuing God right now and remember when so many are praying and seeking God.
Our prayers call God to action. Our prayer causes battles between good and evil.
Where there is so much prayer, things will intensify, but make no mistake, God will show up, and we will all know His answer on His time.
Stay positive, and do not fall into anger and despair. Our worship will keep us in the right atmosphere. Your worship will keep negative thoughts, frustration, and bitterness to take root.

Joy to the world, our Savior, Jesus, is born. Merry Christmas.

Who are we that the God of all creations knows our names?
Who are we that the God of all gods loves us so much?
Who are we to deserve this type of never-ending unconditional love?
We are not extraordinary, but our God makes and sees each of us as unique.
We do not deserve His love, but He gives it freely anyway.
We do not deserve His Son, Jesus, to save us.
We are sinners and are unworthy of His tremendous gift, but our God loves us anyway. So much so that He gave us the ultimate precious gift this season.
Though unworthy, He gave His son for each of us to no longer be slaves to our sins. Thank You, God, for your amazing grace!
Today, we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world.
Jesus is God’s word to come to life.
Even though we have been marred with heaviness, sadness, separation, and feared this year, we cannot forget the real reason for this season.
Today, we should be full of joy and delight with the knowledge that we have been spared the fate of damnation through our Savior.
Jesus, our Savior, is born for each of us to have everlasting life.
Merry Christmas to each of you, and may the joy of this season carry you through into next year.

America, this election represents the fight for the soul of our country.

America, I have said this many times, and today, I am repeating this. 

America, we are in a spiritual battle for the soul of America. This choice includes the choice of our leaders in our upcoming election. One candidate is pro-life, and one candidate is pro-choice. 

We have those fighting for life, liberty, and the American way of life.  

We also have those fighting for the freedom to choose death for an unborn innocent baby, socialism, and the radical change of America into a country that will be astounding for those in power and utterly devesting for those who are not. 

America, we have allowed the murder of innocent babies for decades now. Since 1973, approximately 61 million babies have been killed in the United States. 

Planned Parenthood performs 947 abortions every day.

There were 20 million African-American babies killed via Planned Parenthood. 79% of their facilities are located within walking distance of black and brown communities. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/since-roe-abortion-has-killed-more-black-babies-than-the-entire-black-population-of-the-u-s-in-1960

America, abortion is the genocide of the African American population in the U.S. Genocide is not coming from the police’s hands. That is an inaccurate statement. 

Despite what you think, abortion is the murder of an innocent baby. Many do not feel this way, but they will see that statement is very accurate. When they face God in judgment, as we all will, they will find out that God saw this as the murder of a precious baby’s life. 

God holds all life as precious and valuable. Life is a precious gift from God Himself (Psalms139:14).

God tells us thou shall not murder. It is one of His ten commandments (Exodus 20:13). Yet, we sit back and allow the murder of so many innocent babies. 

In His word, God Himself says that the innocent bloodshed of life is one of the six things that God dislikes the most (Prov 6:16-19).

God’s words tell us the wages for our sins is death. I can’t even begin to imagine what the wages are for all the innocent blood we have allowed to be shed. God, help us!

But our God is just and fair! He will hold those accountable for this vile practice! This accountability includes those of us who sat by and allowed this atrocity to continue without saying a word. 

Do not kid yourself. There is a price for us to pay for allowing these murders to continue. Every choice for allowing sin has consequences for us.  

For one, I will now be one of those who sit back and say and do nothing while this practice continues to be allowed. Also, I will not be one who sits back and says nothing while our taxpayer dollars go to fund Planned Parenthood’s murder of innocent babies. 

Thank God for His never-ending forgiveness!

You may be asking what you can do to stop this. You might even be thinking that you are just one person, and your voice doesn’t matter. It does matter! It matters to this cause, and most of all, it matters to God Himself!

What can you do about this? First and foremost, you must seek God’s forgiveness. If you are genuinely seeking forgiveness, you will be forgiven by God.

Second, you must write, call, or email your Senator, your State Representative, and the White House too. 

Please tell them to stop abortion in America. Please ask them to stop using our American taxes to fund these vile clinics and the murders of innocent lives. And most of all, you must pray for God to intervene.

You can’t stop after one letter, email, or even one call. This abortion battle is going to be an ongoing battle. 

America, we are in the spiritual battle for the soul of our country. It is time to pick aside. It is time to fight and pray like never before. When I say fight, I do not mean physical fighting or fist fighting. I mean fighting on our knees via our prayers. After all, prayers are what we use as a weapon of warfare. 

Third, we must also pray for America’s forgiveness and every person involved in these murders, whether indirectly or directly. 

Make no mistake about it, each one of us will have to answer to God for choosing leaders who allowed abortions to continue. The choice of a leader who supports abortions is the same as a choice of you saying, “yes, please continue these grisly murders.” Our vote in God’s eyes is our voice in either support or non-support of this practice. 

Also, please note that I am a messenger of God’s word. If you find offense to what is being said here then You have offense of God’s word because that is what is being discussed here. This is the word of God and not of myself.

In fact, I am not asking you to believe me. If you support pro-choice, here is a little task for you. Pray, ask God to reveal the truth to you for your own knowledge. Ask God to open your eyes and ears and let His truth be known. Ask Him if abortion is murder. If you really seek the truth, then He will reveal it to you. God’s word says “ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened (Luke11:9).

But know this, once you read this and know the truth, you are responsible to God for it.

Lets pray together: God, please forgive each of us for allowing these murders of babies in America and for allowing these clinics’ ghoulish acts to sell the baby parts for profit.

God, let us seek your face, turn from our wicked ways, pray, so You can heal our land, Father. 

God, we need you now more than ever. God, let America return to You. Father, thank You for Your eternal forgiveness. 

God forgive America for the choices we have made in the past. God, our intentions to continue to sin against You have allowed doors to open that we are not equipped to handle. 

Father, our choices to allow sin has brought hate, division, bitterness, resentment, murders of innocent Americans in our streets, destruction, and the ruin of many American families, business owners, and our economy. 

God, our own economy is weak and teetering on the destruction. God, help us! 

God, our sins have allowed the release of a vile virus. This virus has taken the lives of many people around the world. God, forgive us!  

God, we look to You to end this virus once and for all. We know You are the only one with the answer to this virus. God, give man the solution to end this virus today, whether in a therapeutic, a vaccine, or a medication. God, we know that You provide all knowledge. We receive by faith the answer to end this virus today. 

God, restore our world’s economies. God, we give you all the praise! 

God, end this hate and division in America. God, we know Your word says that a house divided cannot stand(Mark 3:25).

God, heal our nation of this division, hate, discrimination, and racism. 

Father, we ask the candidates that You want to fill the positions of leadership take office. Father, let Your will be done.

God, we love You, and we seek Your wisdom now with the issue of abortion. God, give us Your boldness and diligence to continue to fight this vile issue. 

God, only You can change the hearts and minds of man. God, open the eyes and let Your truth be revealed to those who support pro-life.

God, let us not go weary in doing good. 

We ask all these things in the precious name of our Savior, Jesus. Amen.

God, avenge those who have been lied to, and those who have been falsely destroyed!

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God, avenge those who have been lied to, and those who have been falsely destroyed.
America has so many issues that are destroying our nation. Yet, those in charge of making our laws seem to do nothing but fight, waste precious time, and money of America’s hard-working citizens.
Blind hate has taken over many in our Congress. Their hearts are filled with anger, and vindictiveness has skewed their thinking. A wicked thirst to destroy all those who oppose them has made them stark raving mad.
Their wicked lies spoken over, over, over, over again has led to them brainwashing themselves.
They have thrown common sense out the window.
The rant about one thing while allowing their policies to destroy that very thing they claim is so precious to them.
They claim to uphold and fight to protect our constitution, but the actions they take hurt American constitutional rights.
Their greed for money and power has caused them to be dilutional and to mislead the citizens of America.
Our nation is spending money in a way that is not sustainable. Yet, these individuals will spend trillions of American taxpayer money to fix a problem that does not exist to the extent they are stating.
They would see to our booming economy decimated to gain power and to implement social programs for non-citizens of America.
They would continue to give jobs, prosperity, and the future of America away.
In the last year alone, no laws that would help Americans have been passed by the House of Representatives. Instead, they have focused on the destruction of someone they blindly hate.
I don’t care what political party you support. I am not trying to convince you to change parties, but only to see that our constitutional rights are being violated.
The constitutional rights of many individuals in the path of Democrats of the House have been decimated.
Every American should care about this. If this can be done to these individuals, it can certainly be done to each one of us.
We need to stand up and speak our displeasure of being lied to for years. We need to speak up and say that we don’t approve of the constitutional rights of specific individuals being violated.
We need to speak up and ask that their endless investigations end. We have to demand that they stop wasting time and money of the American taxpayers.
I know many mock us when we call for additional prayers, but we cannot let them stop our prayers.
Our prayers are one of our most potent weapons as Christians.
Our prayers invite God into our situations and permit Him to assist us.
Yes, we have to obey man’s laws, as God’s work decrees this but His word also says this about man creating oppressive laws in Isiah 10:1-3:
1Woe to those who make unjust laws,
to those who issue oppressive decrees,
2 to deprive the poor of their rights
and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
and robbing the fatherless.
3 What will you do on the day of reckoning,
when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches?
We have to remind God during our prayers of His word not that He has forgotten but to show Him that we know what His word says.
His word has to be fulfilled on earth. We have to speak His word back to Him out loud. We have to let God, our enemy, and even ourselves hear the word and promises of God.
Repeating God’s word back to Him is like reminding Him that He has to move. It tells Him that He has to take our impossible situations and turn them into His miracles.
We cannot give up on prayers and, most of all, on God. He will turn things around. He will avenge His people. He will cause those who lie to us to be exposed. His word says so. His word says that what man does in secret, He will make known to man.
And never forgot, God does not like liars, and His word says that too. In Proverbs 12:22, that He detests lying lips.
Proverbs 6:16-19, lists six things that God hates and lying it on that list.
Do not be discouraged. God will prevail. It may seem that it is taking a long time for the truth to be revealed, but God will see that it is.

 

How many American towns have been decimated by the greed of vulture capitalism?

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About three years ago, I wrote a blog about a trip we took to the beach. In that blog, I discussed how gutted our small town and cities had become. I also explained how these towns and small cities were littered with empty storefronts, empty factories, and run-down empty houses.
Has any of this changed, gotten better, or has it improved? In some aspects, it has and then again some cities or towns are still suffering from lack of jobs.
Is the economy still the culprit? I don’t think so, not in the way it was before. The improved economy has given way for a new way for small towns and cities to be depleted, left on life support, and nearly dead.
What is this new way that these small towns are being drained and left for dead? It is called vulture capitalism.
Have you heard of it? I only recently did myself. Large hedge fund companies come in, buy tons of stock at a low price, and influence the way a company they now own stock in conducts business. They don’t do it for the traditional thoughts of making things better for the community, its employees, etc., but do it strictly for all the money they will make.
These hedge fund companies are wealthy. I am talking about billion-dollar companies. They force the sale of large companies by purchasing large amounts of stock in that company then proceed to influence the current owners or board. This influence and pressure to sell will bring negative changes to its employees and in turn, the community and other businesses. The new owner that takes over will get rid of employees, often make employee benefits disappear, and they cut costs in every possible way.
This, in turn, affects its former employees. They no longer have a job, which in turn affects the other business in that community. That former employee no longer provides business to local grocery stores, building supply stores, etc. That one employee who loses a job has a negative trickle-down effect on other companies in that same community.
Now that negative trickle-down effect was multiplied in that same community by 2,000. That is how many people lost their jobs in that same community. When Cabala’s was forced to sell to Pro Bass Shop, 2000 people in the same town were instantly out of work.
Cabela’s was forced by the hedge fund company to sell even though they had a profitable business. While this sale was happening, the hedge fund company sat back and watched as the stock they owned in Cabela’s went from $38 per share to $68 per share. Once the stock rose, the hedge fund company bailed. They sold their soaring stocks, making a cool $90 million.
Once the hedge fund company was gone, the community was left to suffer the consequences of the decisions that they had no choice in making. They were left holding the bag while the hedge fund company walked away with millions and their plans to take over and destroy the next company and town.
Allowing these hedge fund companies to destroy the lives of innocent Americans should not be permitted. There should be some way to hold these hedge fund companies liable for destroying the lives of innocent Americans. There should be some way these Americans can regain their lives and livelihoods back.
Our President often talks about improving the lives of all Americans. I know in my heart that he means it. Often things happen, and we are left with no information that these things ever took place. Our media no longer brings attention to important stories/issues of people or companies that single-handedly destroy the lives and communities of our fellow Americans.
We have to demand better from our media. We need to ask our President to eliminate the carried interest tax loophole that enriches these hedge fund companies. After all, this was one of his promises.
We need to demand that vulture capitalism be banned in America. We need to request the change in our tax codes that allows these million dollar companies to pay little to no taxes.
If this can happen in one particular town in America, this can happen anywhere in America.
America has always done wonderfully with capitalism. Many Americans have achieved the American dream. Many more Americans will continue to pursue the American dream, but then, some are still suffering from poverty. They are still struggling and living paycheck to paycheck.
When did money and power become more important to America than God? When did massive greed take over the hearts of so many people and force, so man men to turn their worship of God to money?
We have to do better for all Americans. All Americans deserve the ability to achieve the American dream. If you wonder what exactly you can do about this, wonder no more. Contact your Congressperson, write the President, or write your Representative. Don’t just call or write once and call it a day. Try calling or writing multiple times. Also, contact the media channel you watch and demand more relevant stories. These types of stores would include stories that impact our fellow communities and our fellow Americans. We have to do something to help our American family.

How many American towns have been decimated by the greed of vulture capitalism?

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About three years ago, I wrote a blog about a trip we took to the beach. In that blog, I discussed how gutted our small town and cities had become. I also explained how these towns and small cities were littered with empty storefronts, empty factories, and run-down empty houses.
Has any of this changed, gotten better, or has it improved? In some aspects, it has and then again some cities or towns are still suffering from lack of jobs.
Is the economy still the culprit? I don’t think so, not in the way it was before. The improved economy has given way for a new way for small towns and cities to be depleted, left on life support, and nearly dead.
What is this new way that these small towns are being drained and left for dead? It is called vulture capitalism.
Have you heard of it? I only recently did myself. Large hedge fund companies come in, buy tons of stock at a low price, and influence the way a company they now own stock in conducts business. They don’t do it for the traditional thoughts of making things better for the community, its employees, etc., but do it strictly for all the money they will make.
These hedge fund companies are wealthy. I am talking about billion-dollar companies. They force the sale of large companies by purchasing large amounts of stock in that company then proceed to influence the current owners or board. This influence and pressure to sell will bring negative changes to its employees and in turn, the community and other businesses. The new owner that takes over will get rid of employees, often make employee benefits disappear, and they cut costs in every possible way.
This, in turn, affects its former employees. They no longer have a job, which in turn affects the other business in that community. That former employee no longer provides business to local grocery stores, building supply stores, etc. That one employee who loses a job has a negative trickle-down effect on other companies in that same community.
Now that negative trickle-down effect was multiplied in that same community by 2,000. That is how many people lost their jobs in that same community. When Cabala’s was forced to sell to Pro Bass Shop, 2000 people in the same town were instantly out of work.
Cabela’s was forced by the hedge fund company to sell even though they had a profitable business. While this sale was happening, the hedge fund company sat back and watched as the stock they owned in Cabela’s went from $38 per share to $68 per share. Once the stock rose, the hedge fund company bailed. They sold their soaring stocks, making a cool $90 million.
Once the hedge fund company was gone, the community was left to suffer the consequences of the decisions that they had no choice in making. They were left holding the bag while the hedge fund company walked away with millions and their plans to take over and destroy the next company and town.
Allowing these hedge fund companies to destroy the lives of innocent Americans should not be permitted. There should be some way to hold these hedge fund companies liable for destroying the lives of innocent Americans. There should be some way these Americans can regain their lives and livelihoods back.
Our President often talks about improving the lives of all Americans. I know in my heart that he means it. Often things happen, and we are left with no information that these things ever took place. Our media no longer brings attention to important stories/issues of people or companies that single-handedly destroy the lives and communities of our fellow Americans.
We have to demand better from our media. We need to ask our President to eliminate the carried interest tax loophole that enriches these hedge fund companies. After all, this was one of his promises.
We need to demand that vulture capitalism be banned in America. We need to request the change in our tax codes that allows these million dollar companies to pay little to no taxes.
If this can happen in one particular town in America, this can happen anywhere in America.
America has always done wonderfully with capitalism. Many Americans have achieved the American dream. Many more Americans will continue to pursue the American dream, but then, some are still suffering from poverty. They are still struggling and living paycheck to paycheck.
When did money and power become more important to America than God? When did massive greed take over the hearts of so many people and force, so man men to turn their worship of God to money?
We have to do better for all Americans. All Americans deserve the ability to achieve the American dream. If you wonder what exactly you can do about this, wonder no more. Contact your Congressperson, write the President, or write your Representative. Don’t just call or write once and call it a day. Try calling or writing multiple times. Also, contact the media channel you watch and demand more relevant stories. These types of stores would include stories that impact our fellow communities and our fellow Americans. We have to do something to help our American family.

 

 

 

 

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