"Breaks from predecessors. While Trump has designated
June as National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month, Great Outdoors Month, and National Caribbean-American Heritage
Month, he has been silent about Pride Month.
Bill Clinton was the first president to declare what was
then called “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” George W. Bush discontinued the practice when he was elected president,
and then LGBTQ Pride Month was reinstated during the Obama administration, with President Obama making a Pride Month proclamation
for each of his eight years in office."
Bible thoughts -
In Romans 11 the Apostle Paul marvels at our truly ALMIGHTY
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and
knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
I feel that God has given short term protection to his believers in the Donald Trump victory.
But we should realise, it is only to buy us some time, and we should be preparing to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus
I "feel" for Alex, as it seems he may be sensing, now, that the battle against Satan's
worldly forces is unwinnable.
I think he has hoped, as if against hope, that America could
be great again, long term, and some of the world with it.
I see signs in his face and words, that he senses that the long term battle may not be winnable and that the foe is too formidable.
We seasoned believers have known this all along, that only God can beat Satan.
Jesus Christ has, in fact, already beaten Satan, but the old Devil is being allowed to play out his evil game.
Praise God, Jesus Christ will indeed return and bring complete victory to this world.
1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict
I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit
together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
and of the Father, and of Christ;
whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with
you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the
Lord, so walk ye in him:
and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head
of all principality and power:
whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by
the circumcision of Christ:
with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from
you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you
out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to
having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in
drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come;
but the body is of Christ.
no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he
hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered,
and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living
in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
not; taste not; handle not;
all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship,
and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.