23 Aug 2016 2 Comments
Flag Folding & The Meaning of Each Fold!
I guess this settles the “One Nation Under God” debate once and for all.
Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?
Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention correctly folding the American flag 13 times?
You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!
The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.
The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decaur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.
The 6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
The 7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.
The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.
The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.
The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense
of our country since they were first born.
The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews’ eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity
and glorifies, in the Christians’ eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely
folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of
our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.”
After the flag is completely folded and tucked in,
it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever
reminding us of the soldiers who served under
General George Washington, and the Sailors
and Marines who served under Captain John
Paul Jones, who were followed by their
comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces
of the United States, preserving for us the rights,
privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.
There are some traditions and ways of doing
things that have deep meaning. In the future,
you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why.
13 Aug 2016 2 Comments
Lots of food for thought here. Conservatives wake up, Americans wake up!
Has anybody seen the rush to lynch Trump by Evangelicals (the same ones who voted for) Obama and the establishment politicians, who are running scared because he does not dance to their tune. He is shaking up everybody and they are petrified.
11 Aug 2016 2 Comments
Conspiracy theorists have claimed that a Secret Service agent frequently photographed with Hillary Clinton is actually a doctor holding a Diazepam pen. One has to wonder why a Secret Service Agent would be administering a drug to Hillary. if she needs such medications, what does that say for health in general especially to be a viable candidate for presidency. Something is not right here. This not meant to demean her as a person, but to ask why are we being mislead.
Although Burly Black Man is dressed like a Secret Service agent, an expert on Secret Service tactics told Gateway Pundit that Secret Service agents would not touch a candidate in the manner that this man did. Another reason why the man is not an agent is Hillary’s widely-reported disdain for the Secret Service agents who protect her with their lives.
Wikipedia on auto-injector pen:
“An autoinjector (or auto-injector) is a medical device designed to deliver a dose of a particular drug. Most autoinjectors are spring-loaded syringes. By design, autoinjectors are easy to use and are intended for self-administration by patients, or administration by untrained personnel.”
11 Aug 2016 2 Comments
What do you think—-hello, hello—duh,duh
06 Aug 2016 2 Comments
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the circumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting (certificate of debt with its) requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And having taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the Cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:13-15.
Wiped out, exaleipho, Strong’s # 1813. From ek, “out,” and aleipho, “to anoint”; to wipe out, wipe off, wash. Use metaphorically, the word means a removal or obliteration, whether of sins (Acts 3:19), of writing (Col. 2:14), of a name (Rev. 3:5), or of tears (Rev.21:4).
Jesus Christ’s triumph over sin and evil powers was accomplished in “it”—that is in the Cross. This text, joined to and studied beside others (Eph. 2:13-16; Gal. 3:13,14; 2 Cor. 5:14-17; Rom. 5:6-15; and Rev. 12:10,11), firmly establishes Jesus suffering, shed blood, sacrificial death, and resurrection triumph as the only adequate and available grounds for ransom from sin, reconciliation to God, redemption from slavery, and restoration. The Cross is the sole hope and means for full reinstatement to relationship with God and ruler ship under Him –to “reign in life” (Rom. 5:17).
Two points need to be expressed to avoid presumption or imbalance.
- God’s sovereign authority and almighty power is the source from which mankind derives any ability to share in the exercise of God’s kingdom power.
- But even more important, seeing sinful, fallen man had lost all claim to his early privilege of ruler ship under God, let us remember the grounds upon which all kingdom privilege or power may be restored and by which such spiritual ministry with authority may be exercised.
01 Aug 2016 1 Comment
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness,
Justice, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
According to the world’s standards, success is usually measured by three standards; wisdom, power, and wealth. The “successful” communicate insights that influence others (wisdom), gain strategic advantage over others (power), or accumulate and control resources (wealth).
Yet God asserts here that these attainments hold no weight with Him and that true success is measured by our knowledge of Him (vs.24). Both “understand” and “know” contain the idea of finding out through the process of seeing (Job 42:5), Job sees God differently because of personal revelation. To know God is to encounter Him (2 Cor. 3:16-18); to receive “Revelation” from Him as through Scriptures, He implants His thoughts into our minds (1 Cor. 2:9-12).
Pursue this “knowing,” cultivated in communion with Him as His character engulfs us with the holy wonder of a God who passionately desires intimate friendship with those whom He has created. What an awesome opportunity.