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Joseph In Holy Bible Sexually Harassed And Sexually Assaulted

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This is a non-Biblical quote, that has lots of truth.

In Genesis 39, we find the historical account of Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel, being sexually harassed by an Egyptian woman. Joseph was sold by his brothers to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver. The Ishmeelites sold Joseph to Pharaoh’s captain-of-the-guard, Potiphar, to be his slave. Potiphar apparently saw what a capable man Joseph was and placed him in charge of his household.

Potiphar’s wife lusted mightily after Joseph and tried to get Joseph to have sex with her day after day. Time after time, Joseph refused. Finally one day, Potiphar’s wife caught hold of Joseph’s garment and demanded that he have sex with her. Joseph fled away from her, leaving his garment in her hand.

Potiphar’s wife made a vicious accusation against Joseph. She accused him of attempted rape. She used Joseph’s garment as evidence against him. Joseph was thrown into an Egyptian prison for many years even though he was 100% innocent.

Notice, that the accuser in this case was the one who was actually guilty of immoral conduct, and not the accused. This type of thing has gone on around the world for thousands of years.

In Proverbs chapter 7 you will find the Biblical instruction for young men to be aware of women seducers. In the story, a woman’s husband goes out of town. While he is gone, his wife takes the liberty to be unfaithful to him. She dresses herself in immodest seductive apparel and goes searching for her next victim. The Holy Bible says, that she is loud and stubborn and her feet abide not in her house.

She seduces an unwise young man, who ventures too close to her corner and is on the way to her home. She catches him and kisses him. She flatters him and tells him how she has worked hard to decorate her bed and put nice smelling perfumes on it and prepared herself for him to come to bed with her. She informs him that her husband is out of town on a long journey. She asks him to come make love with her all night long. The Holy Bible speaks of the young man as one of her many victims.

Proverbs 5:3 tells us, that the lips of an immoral woman drip like honey and are smoother than oil. Verse 6 tells us, that her ways go back and forth. This woman may be in church Sunday after Sunday, but during the week she may be sleeping around with the boys.

There are many immoral women, who like to be near men of authority, power and wealth. These type of women make themselves as sexy as possible in order to get near the men, who will take her where she wants to go in life: wealth, travel, fine homes, fine cars, fine dining, fine clothing, high society, high life parties.

The world tries to tell us, that men are evil sex maniacs, but I want you to know, that there are many women seducers; as well as, men seducers. The Holy Bible seems to warn us as much, or even more, about women seducers. Many an older more mature man has been seduced by a young female into engaging in sexual intercourse. While it is true, that the man should not have given in to this unlawful behavior, let us not be fooled into believing, that this man is always the guilty party. There is much that an older mature man has to offer a girl, that a young man does not have at his disposal and many of these young females plot how they are going to get their hands on it through their sexuality.

Clarence Thomas is a fine Supreme Court Justice, who almost did not become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, because of accusations made against him by Anita Hill.

Roy Moore, a fine upstanding Alabama Judge and chief justice, has been accused by several women of sexually harassing the some 35-40 years ago. Many prominent people are calling for him to withdraw from the senatorial race based solely on accusations. Whether he is guilty or not remains to be seen, but he may be completely innocent. He vehemently denies all the charges.

Christ YaHShua Jesus was falsely accused by many false accusers and was sentenced to death. Can you believe it? the Son of God, in whom was NO SIN, was crucified and died, though He was guilty of nothing evil.

The time has come to carry out a Holy Bible principle in the interests of fairness and justice.

Deuteronomy 19:16-20, “If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong, then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD; before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days. And the judges shall make diligent inquisition. And behold, if the witness be a false witness and hath testified falsely against his brother, then shall you do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shall you put the evil away from among you. And those which remain shall hear and fear and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.

For example: if a false witness testifies falsely that such-and-such person murdered such-and-such person and it be found to be untrue, then the false witness would receive the death penalty in place of the person who was falsely accused. It is time to put an end to vicious false witness.

 

 

 

 

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Demons Control American Judges

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Christianity is the #1 target of American judges. Read carefully this passage of scripture.

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wicked spirits in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Demons seek to control the places of power: the high places: the places of authority. Of course these demons have to find willing human partners in order to impose their Godless agendas on humanity. Demons gained enough control over justices on the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1960’s, to prohibit Christian prayers in the public schools. In the 70’s, these demons invented a non-existent Constitutional right to kill innocent unborn human infants in their mother’s wombs. In 2003 these demons were able to convince enough of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Sodom and Gomorrah to thrive in the USA.

Enter next phase. Christians are being coerced to either sin against Almighty God or give up their Constitutional rights. Kim Davis, a Christian county clerk in Kentucky, was forced to either issue a marriage license to a homosexual couple or face punitive measures.

A Colorado baker was sued for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. The State of Colorado says that the baker may not refuse to bake it for the homosexuals. The case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lower courts sought to coerce the corporation of Hobby Lobby to provide birth control to its employees against their religious convictions. Hobby Lobby had to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to find relief.

The list of these types of cases is so long, that I cannot possibly mention them all here. The point is this: traditional Christian America is being assaulted from all directions. The powers that be, who are largely controlled by wicked spirits in high places, are seeking to coerce Christians to acquiesce to the demands of all sorts of evil. Our founding fathers would be shocked at the modern-day hostility against Christianity and Christians by our courts.

Satan and demons have taken over much of the U.S. judiciary, but know this: There is a higher court in heaven, that all humanity and spiritual beings will answer to. Every single judge will be judged by Almighty YaHVeH. Every unrepentant judge, who resists the laws of Almighty God, will be sentenced to eternal damnation.

All judges, who brought us legalized abortion-on-demand, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, unless they repent. All judges responsible for imposing homosexuality on America will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, unless they repent. All judges, who are removing Almighty YaHVeH’s foundations from America, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, unless they repent. All judges, who pervert the real laws of Almighty YaHVeH, will be cast into the Lake of Fire, unless they repent.

Her judges are evening wolves. They gnaw not the bones till the morrow. Zephaniah 3:3

President Trump should protect whatever legitimate authority he has from the usurpation of lawless judges. Some of these judges are criminally interfering with the executive branch of government by arrogating power to themselves, that is not granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. President Trump should draw a line in the sand as it were, and create a Constitutional crises if necessary, in order to end their lawless usurpations.

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N. Korea Has Played The Fool With Japan

Image result for Kim Jong un Japan imagesNorth Korea’s little ruler has played the fool it seems. North Korea threatened to sink Japan and said that Japan no longer needed to exist near them. If that was not provocative enough, the little leader test fired missiles right over Japan on two different occasions.

Question: What would the mighty United States do if another country fired missiles over Hawaii? Wouldn’t they be shot down immediately? Would not the U.S. congress  declare war on that nation without any delay? Would not death and destruction be rained down upon that nation?

Don’t you see how very hostile North Korea’s little man is? Do not think for even one second, that Japan is relaxing and forgetting what happened.

Let us consider historical facts. Japan’s empire ruled much of mainland China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, East Timor, New Guinea, Guam, Wake Island and many more Pacific Islands around the time of World War II. They had an army of approximately 5 million. They had at least 10 aircraft carriers not counting battleships and destroyers. They had over 3000 aircraft including the famous Japanese Zero. The Japanese were fierce fighters for their emporer, who was viewed as a god.

Japanese military prowess is not confined to World War II. The Bushido Samarai was a way of life for many in Japan. This warrior class lasted for hundreds of years. Japan has a very strong military past.

Japan has a very strong industrial complex and is the third leading economy in the world. By comparison, North Korea was ranked 113th in the world by the UN in 2015. Japan is not a complacent nation, and you can be sure, that they are burning the midnight oil, working on their own solution to North Korea’s unnecessary belligerence.

Japan has been considering changing its passivist constitution for quite sometime now. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party just won in elections again and they have a two-thirds super majority. Abe has promised to deal strongly with North Korea.

Let me tell you something my friends: South Korea may not stand up to North Korea, but Japan is the wrong country to be firing missiles over. If North Korea continues to agitate Japan, the result will most likely be Japan reclaiming a strong offensive military capability and possibly even going nuclear, then it will be the North Koreans who start to tremble. It will be China, who wished they had slapped North Korea down while there was still time. It will be Russia who is not so happy about such a change of events.

Should Japan rise up in this fashion, it might be North Koreans fearfully watching missiles splash into the Sea of Japan just off the eastern coast of North Korea. It might be Japan taking target practice at Kim Jong un dolls floating in the Yellow Sea just off of Korea’s western coast.

I think little man Kim Jong un had better rethink his strategy, if he wants to continue to rule North Korea. Proverbs 22:3, “A prudent man forsees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”

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Harvey Weinstein’s Incredible Opportunity Of Restoration

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You have been hearing about Harvey Weinstein’s shameless debauchery. Some of the things he allegedly did are so over the top, that one has to wonder, how the liberals can hold their heads up any longer. It is a shame to even put into print what went on, and certainly not appropriate for innocent eyes and ears.

Apparently the knowledge of Weinstein’s tabooish behavior is widespread throughout Hollywood and beyond and begs the question: Why are liberals so willing to be enablers of such a vile person? It now seems obvious, that liberals speak with forked tongue. On the one hand, they put up this “we are all about empowering women” facade; while at the same time, empowering degenerates to soil everything pure.

And what would motivate one to even consider facilitating such a man? I will tell you what: money, fame and fortune. Many a person is willing to compromise everything holy for these three. Harvey Weinstein is a film producer and former film studio executive; and therefore, he was able to make some innocent aspiring actress’s dreams come true, if only she would indulge him a bit.

What would a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:37

But something good has happened. Now that Harvey Weinstein’s reputation is completely in the toilet; great opportunity has arisen for him. You see, when everything seems to be going perfectly for a wicked person, their is little to no incentive to change; however, when that person’s unspeakable wickedness is uncovered and pride and reputation take such a vicious hit; the impossible becomes possible. Even an extremely proud man or woman can then consider walking away from what they were previously unwilling to walk away from.

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Now that Weinstein has been publicly humiliated beyond repair; his future has arrived at an eternally important fork in the road. He can choose the path to the right, repent to Almighty God, and be radically changed for the better through Christ OR he can choose the path to the left and stubbornly resist doing the right thing.

The wise decision is always with taking the fork to the right. Almighty God has vast reserves of grace and mercy available for the penitent heart. If Harvey Weinstein will humble himself before Almighty God, then he will be forgiven of his iniquities and be given a clean new heart. In essence; he will be made into a new man instantaneously.  Almighty God has done this many millions of times for the helpless and hopeless, including me. The Apostle Paul was such a man. King Nebuchadnezzar in the Holy Bible was such a man. The Almighty specializes in doing the impossible and Harvey Weinstein could be the next big winner, if he will only see the opportunity and seize upon it.

Perhaps you too need such a transformation. Hear these incredibly great words of opportunity: John 6:37, ” . . . . he that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”

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If There Is No God Why Not Murder?

TJ Lane, Ian Friedman“Thou shalt do no murder.” Exodus 20:13 This is the sixth commandment.

If as the atheists say, there is no God, then there is no real deterrent to evil. If there is no God, then there is no judgment day. If there is no judgment day, then why not do anything and everything the heart desires.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock did just that. I will finish this thought at the end, but let us build a foundation.

Think about it: liberal judges are busy removing all restraint to evil. Every judge’s decision establishes moral precedent. Every leader’s leadership impacts the culture we live in.

Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale in 1962 removed prayer from the public schools, thus removing part of the hedge of protection around the United States. The absurdity this case was built upon was the idea, that prayer in the public school violated the so-called “no establishment of religion” clause in the Constitution. This was nothing more than a witty invention for the purpose of undermining “Traditional Christian America”.

Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade in 1973 basically redefined “unborn human infant” as a “fetus”. This cleverly and effectively took away the baby’s humanity while unborn in the mother’s womb. Consequently, after 59 million abortions in the United States, human life is greatly devalued and disrespected.

Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 legalized homosexuality in the United States. Condoning a practice this vile seared the conscience and soul of America, opening a pandora’s box of immorality across the nation.

Bill Clinton’s illicit sexual activities in the Oval Office itself, further undermined the integrity of righteousness in America. Clinton got away with it and finished his term of presidency. If the President can do things like this, why can’t anyone else? America’s subconscious inhibitions were greatly damaged.

Barack Obama’s love affair with a foreign god and religion (Allah and Islam) tore out huge swathes of the “hedge of protection” that Almighty God had once placed around the USA. Obama’s “wink and a nod” to groups such as “Black Lives Matter” and the “Black Panthers” and a host of other lawlessness phenomena has brought America to the brink of moral collapse if not civil war.

And what about all the various government prohibitions on corporal punishment for children? The government forbids proper discipline, and then wonders why chaos reigns. Other children never knew the love of a caring father or had a good male role model, who took an interest in them.

I am not one bit surprised by what Stephen Paddock did. With no anchor for his soul, and living in a country that regularly shakes its fist defiantly in the face of Almighty God, Stephen Paddock wandered aimlessly from place to place in search of pleasure and entertainment. None of this has ever satisfied the deep longings of the heart of mankind. With life having no meaning, the frustrations of the soul grow into a type of deep-seated sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, or anger, looking for a way of expression. Being the capable man that he was, Stephen Paddock entertained releasing his anger forcibly: even famously. Whether he converted to Islam or not really doesn’t matter; after all, there is not a whole lot of difference between Islamic chaos and other forms of chaos.  Stephen Paddock decided to vent his “vexation of spirit” before an uncaring world.

Remember what I said, that if there is no God, then why not murder? American culture has demonstrated that it does not fear Almighty God, and millions of Americans are infected with this mentality. Denying children the right to pray to Almighty God in school is lawlessness. Abortion on demand is lawlessness. Legalizing homosexuality is lawlessness. Inviting Islam into this country is lawlessness. Murder is also lawlessness. Rebellion against Almighty God is lawlessness. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE! Eat, drink, be merry, and do whatever you want to do, for we all are going to lay down in the dust in a while anyway? hmmmmm  If there is no God, then keeping the law really does not matter and nothing else matters either.

I can almost hear someone saying, “Mickey, you are so insensitive to say these things at a time like this.” hmmmmm. Happiness is not found in the ways of the world. True genuine happiness only comes from knowing Christ. Why wouldn’t I try to offer the right solution at a time like this?

Having a personal relationship with the Creator brings meaning to life. Christ fills up that empty hole in a person’s soul. Acknowledging that the judgment day is coming, tends to make a person more law-abiding. Christ is that eternal drink of water that quenches thirst and satisfies. Why do we Americans continue to stubbornly resist?

Second Thessalonians 2:7, “The mystery of lawlessness even now shows forth itself. But he who restraineth will continue to restrain until he be taken out of the way.”

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NFL Filling Up With Sissies

Related imageYou heard me right: sissies. Oh, they have big muscles and can gut it out on the gridiron, but socially many are a bunch of sissies. It is unmanly to treat the American flag and the American anthem with such disdain as many of them are doing. I will say it again: many of them are a bunch of pansy sissies.

Let me tell you about a real man. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather Philip McConnell fought and died in the American Revoltionary War to rescue the colonies from the English tyrant King George III. The British had persecuted many of the Scots-Irish, who had fled from Britain to the New World. The persecution had continued in the New World to the point, that the colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence and went to war with Britian. By the grace of Almighty God, they triumphed over the British. People like Philip McConnell sacrificed much, so that we could have such an incredibly great nation built upon Christian principles. I did not say it was perfect, for after all we are fallen human beings. The NFL sissies desecrate the sacrifices of Philip McConnell and so many other great American patriots, who gave their all for the liberty we enjoy. I take the NFL’s desecration personally. The perspective of these NFL sissies is so narrow and they need to broaden their understanding, for what they are doing is not very manly. Of Course there are other NFL people, who do not join in.

The dream of my good friend Elijah from Ghana, West Africa is to come to the United States. He desires more opportunity for his family, than he has in Africa. I am very sure, that he would quickly swap places with some of the cry-babies in the NFL. There are millions upon millions of foreigners, that would sacrifice much to live here in the USA and would be completely thrilled to do so.

There are more constructive ways for these sissies to air their grievances. I have loved to watch the NFL for decades, but my interest is in decline. What kind of business organization stomps all over the very thing that has brought them to such success? Reportedly, the NFL has already gone down 14% since their sissies have been taking a knee and whining about America. If they would man-up and constructively unify for sensible dialogue and reform, then they could keep my respect. Quite frankly, I don’t need the NFL to have a good life. The NFL owners better man-up before they destroy what they have built. Publicly treating our flag and the national anthem with such disrespect is not a smart tactic. Roger Goodell better wake up and smell the coffee.

Wisdom is justified of her children.  Matthew 11:19

 

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When The Mushroom Cloud Goes Up It Will Be Too Late

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For when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction….   First Thessalonians 5:3

Peace. Peace. Peace. Worldly peace IS NOT PEACE! Worldly peace involves compromising all that is holy. For there to be peace among all nations in this old world; freedom loving peoples would have to compromise with those who do not love freedom. The problem with this is, that as soon as freedom-lovers give up their weapons, those who do not love freedom will seize upon the opportunity to conquer. It is in the freedom-haters DNA and this will never change.

There are certain forces in the world that are deeply sinister. The Shiite Muslim leadership in Iran fits this description. They fiercely hate Israel! It is no exaggeration to say; Iran’s nuclear program is being built with the expressed desire to annihilate Israel and the world foolishly indulges itself with illusions of peace and safety. You do not annihilate a country with conventional weapons people.

Iranian Army leader Mousavi has threatened to turn Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel into dust. North Korea’s leaders have suggested, that Japan no longer needs to exist near them. The mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. Iran and North Korea are not just trying to keep their countries safe; they are building nuclear weapons with evil intentions against their neighbors. What fool would dare trust them?

When the nuclear-mushroom-cloud goes up, it will be too late to undo the dangerous liberal mindset, that regularly denies there is any imminent danger. Liberals all over the world believe, that all we need to do is talk and negotiate. Peace peace peace they say. They have learned nothing from history; namely, that the weak and defenseless nations get kicked around by tyrannical nations, who only understand brute force.

Nations such as South Korea and Japan have much to fear from nuclear communist North Korea. The nations of the Middle-East have much to fear from a nuclear Iran. To allow totalitarian nations to threaten freedom-loving nations with nuclear weapons is a fool’s game, that will not turn out well.

How long will the worldly peace-mongers put us in danger? Tyrants will never make peace with freedom-loving peoples, unless the freedom-loving peoples agree to submit to them; therefore, worldly peace is unacceptable. Freedom-loving people must defend themselves from a position of strength, because freedom only comes by the price of blood. The right kind of peace generally requires war to subdue the oppressor and to demonstrate to other would-be oppressors what the cost of their actions will be if they do not back off.

Second Corinthians 3:17, “. . . Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

 

 

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Is Senator Dianne Fienstein On The Highway To Hell?

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The rock-n-roll group AC/DC boasted openly in one of their songs, that they were on the “highway to hell”. Pretty weird huh? One of the lines also stated, “my friends are going to be there too”. Not only is this weird, but it is the height of naivete and poorly-thought-out plans. Anyone who boasts such a thing is living in a dead-end nightmare, that will one day suddenly erupt into irreversible reality.

America is riding merrily along on the “highway to hell”, drunken on the blood of baby innocents, condoning deviants, and being taken with the love of many false pagan gods.

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California displayed an ugly bigotry against Amy Barrett in her confirmation hearings for U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Feinstein was apparently talking down to Amy Barrett concerning her Christian Catholic faith, referring to it as “the dogma that lives loudly in you.” Feinstein voiced concern, that Amy Barrett’s dogma might be a threat to the liberal agenda that has been advanced over the years. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois joined the ungodly inquisition.

People, it is much later than we think. Check your history carefully, for many great nations and kingdoms seemed to be flourishing on the very eve of their demise. Just because things seem to be fine and dandy on the outside is not proof that all is well. The gravest of danger lurks unawares just below the surface of such a lovely facade. Senator Feinstein is so deep into her own godless dogma, that she really thinks she is carrying the torch for justice, while infecting the mighty USA with crippling degenerative contagious hippo-pestes-destructus-terminus.

Let us stop this silly idea, that a person’s ideology will not come to play in making judicial decisions. Roe v. Wade would never have resulted in the genocide of over 59 million innocent human infants had it not been for liberal dogma/ideology that lives loudly inside of liberals.

My whole lifetime I have witnessed the slow death of my beloved United States. The sadest part of all has been personally observing so many people being seduced by the “god of this world”. While it is true that most Christians have fallen prey to sin at one time or another, including myself; evenso, it is important for us to reckognize and acknowledge when we have sinned and repent. Stubbornly resisting repentence leads to chains of bondage. These enslaved people will declare, that they are happy and free, seemingly oblivious to the massive chains that weigh them down to the ground.

Is Senator Dianne Feinstein on the highway to hell? Almighty God knows the answer to that question; however, she is bearing some ugly rotten fruit on some of her branches and it does not look good.

America, I beg you to repent while the door for repentance remains open. Not many more times will pass over, until opportunity will vanish away. There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.

It is appointed unto men once to die and after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27   Know Christ and live!

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Antifa Democrat’s Ku Klux Klan

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Dressed in black, with black hoods, dark sunglass and a bandana to cover facial features: antifa has been classified as a domestic terrorist group by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Remember in the news, people dressed in black smashing windows of businesses and burning cars, etc? Antifa claims to be anti-fascist, and thus the name antifa. They associate with communists, anarchists, and liberals. They beat people up, they sucker-punch unsuspecting targets and they generally are prepared to violently oppose capitalism, Trump supporters, and whatever they define as racism and fascism.

Watch the news carefully and you will be able to spot some of these people in riots. They are just as bad as Ku Klux Klanners, white supremacists, skin-heads, etc. They do not like to be viewed as pro-violence; and yet, that is the most notable aspect of what they do.

Google:   antifafbihomelandsecurity. You will find plenty to read about antifa.

Question: Why are so many people, especially on the left and in the media, unwilling to condemn the actions of this group, but are ready and willing to attack others, who behave similarly? It seems that the media is very sympathetic to antifa’s cause, which speaks volumes about the media. This country is deeply divided along lines of ideology. Strife and conflict are inevitable in an environment such as this.

Luke 21:25, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth “DISTRESS OF NATIONS” with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”

 

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Brooklyn, New York In My Tractor/Trailer Rig

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Imagine driving a 72 foot tractor/trailer rig through the heart of Brooklyn, New York. It is NOT for the faint of heart, because there is so much that can go wrong! You could easily destroy your truck by not noticing a low clearance sign. Some lanes are so narrow, that your 8’6″ wide trailer virtually touches the lane markings on both sides of the truck. Making turns in such a cramped city is challenging to say the least.

I had three things going for me from the beginning. #1 I prayed that the Almighty would help me. #2 I did my homework researching the matter. #3 I called the consignee/receiver for directions and advice.

I had picked up the load in Berea, Kentucky and was coming in toward New York City on I-78 through New Jersy. The receiver told me they would be there between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m, which was really good news to me, because the traffic would be much better at that early time in the morning. He advised me to take I-287 toward Staten Island.

What a beautiful time in the morning when the sun is coming up. In spite of all that man has built in NYC, there is still much natural beauty in the rivers, bays and Atlantic ocean. The Outer Bridge Crossing onto Staten Island cost me $105.00 to cross with my 18 wheeler. I reluctantly paid the attendant, ascended and the descended the tall bridge onto the island.

On that side of the bridge the road becomes Hwy-440 and I know that I am really all in now. I am off the mainland and at the mercy of New York City as it were. So far, the going is easy, and I travel for some 8-9 miles to I-278. I merge onto I-278 East with no problems, traveling for approximately 6 more miles to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

I ascend and descend once again across the tall bridge that separates the Lower Bay from the Upper Bay where the Statue of Liberty stands proudly in the harbor off to my left and far off in the distance. The bays are really gorgeous here in the morning light.

There is no turning back now and the going gets tougher. I am in Brooklyn, New York with my big truck! I had better not make any bad turns, because it could be disastrous. I carefully watch the signs, so as to stay on the correct road in the large interchange just onto Long Island. The interstate is elevated and I focus intensely on the signs looking for the 3rd Avenue exit. I spot the sign and make the exit easy enough.

I am now on a three-lane one-direction road that is separated from the three lanes going in the opposite direction. What separates the two are the supports for I-278 that is running above me. The interstate cross-girders jut out over 3rd Avenue on both sides, but there is enough clearance for my 13’6″ high trailer. I continue my journey past 61st street, 60th, 59th, 58th, down to: ah there it is up ahead, 45th street.

It gets really hairy now. Even this early in the morning, there are cars rushing around me from time to time, and I watch my mirrors carefully. The receiver told me that I could make a u-turn here no problem. Hmmmm. That sounds like something a New Yorker would say about these roads. I will have to turn across a lane or two just to make the tight square u-turn. I slow down waiting for that moment in time, when I can hog the whole road for my turn. The opportunity comes and I am going to make the turn from the center lane. I swing my tractor wide for the turn, placing my tractor squarely across the third lane, and stop to wait for the light to change from red to green. My trailer is still sitting in the center lane and no one can move forward in these two lanes, because my tractor and trailer have them both blocked.

The light finally changes to green and I continue to swing my tractor as wide as I can without hitting anything; and sure enough, my trailer just misses the steel girder that supports I-278. I am perpendicular to I-278, but down underneath, preparing to finish my u-turn onto 3rd Avenue headed in the opposite direction. Thankfully my trailer just misses the steel girder above my trailer and to the left. Phew! I am now in the first lane on the other side of I-278.

I scrutinize addresses carefully. Sure enough, just as the receiver told me, the forklift shop is just ahead a block and a half. As I pull up, a man glances up from the doorway where he is sitting and then looks back down at what he is doing. I pull up and pull my air brakes on right there in the first lane, because there is no where else to park. I get my paperwork and approach the man that glanced up at me. He is the right man, and he has been waiting for me. Nice. He tells me to pull up just a little more and I do. I pull the air brakes back on, step down out of my truck, move to the back and open the big doors.

I climb into the back of the trailer and begin to take off securement straps and hammer away the wooden blocks that are nailed into the floor to keep the forklifts from moving. While I am doing this, I notice someone moving a car hauler that has a sliding bed. He makes the automatic sliding bed go back and settle just onto and inside of my trailer, and fairly tightly between the doorposts. Wow! Perfect. Another man gets on the rear forklift, starts it up and drives it onto the car hauler. The other man is now on another forklift on the ground. He pulls forward under the new forklift and lifts it off the car hauler, backs up and lowers it to the ground. Well done! What a plan! Obviously they have done this before.

The first man is now on the second forklift inside my trailer and he struggles with this one for a minute before it goes on, but he succeeds once again in driving it out onto the car hauler. The second man on the ground repeats the process, and just like that, the two men finish unloading the two forklifts. They sign my paperwork and tell me to go up another block and a half, do another u-turn onto 3rd Avenue in the direction I was going orignally. Very good; I am ready to go after only about 20 minutes.

I climb back into the cab of my tractor and push off the air brakes. This is going really well; I think to myself. I pull up to the traffic light once again and make half the u-turn, once again missing the steel girder that supports I-278 and wait for the light to change. Several New Yorkers glance up. Who knows what they are thinking? The light changes and  once again I finish the u-turn; and sure enough, my trailer just misses the steel girder support for I-278. Good deal.

I head back down 3rd Avenue looking for the right entrance onto I-278, but there are three choices. I decide against the first road and am correct, but the signs do not seem to be placed well and I choose the wrong street. DANG! This is just what I did not want to do. I-278 is no longer elevated and I am riding above it instead of on it, where I wanted to be. This street is really small for trucks; in fact, I don’t think trucks go here. I do not panic, but I am deeply concerned. I am just missing the parked cars on my right, and the driver in the lane to the left is afraid to pull up by my truck, because the lanes are so small and cars close to each other.

We come to an intersection where the light is red. Thank you heavenly Father! I quickly pull up Google maps on my smartphone, carefully scrutinizing it for a way onto I-278. It looks like I can do it a couple of streets up and I pray for help. Making my way carefully down the tight 2-lane one-way street, I arrive at the intersection that I had found on the map. There was no way to continue going straight in a truck this big; but thankfully, it is the right place I was looking for. I swing wide to make my turn, while keeping an eye on anything high or low that I could hit. Woah! I am able to turn left and then right and merge onto I-278.

I worship Almighty YaHVeh right there in my truck for His goodness in helping me to not strand myself impossibly.

Evenso, I am not out of the woods yet. Traffic is getting more heavy. We move slowly down I-278. Have mercy on me! The overpass ahead has a sign saying 12’9″. My trailer is 13’6″. There is no way I am going to plow right under that. I throw a quick prayer up to heaven, while I brake and come to a stop right in the middle of I-278. I roll the window down and look up at my trailer. I can’t tell, so I release the air brake, ease up a little, pull the air brake back on and roll down passenger window and look up at the trailer. I still can’t tell. Amazingly, cars are patiently pulling around my truck and going on. I don’t hear horns honking. Once again I release the air brakes and pull up a little bit more, once again pulling on the air brake. Again, I get up and look out the passenger window. A big sigh of relief, because there seems to be just enough clearance under the overpass for my tractor/trailer rig. I release the air brakes again and pass right under the overpass without any problems. Whewy! That was nerve-racking, but a little bit exciting all at the same time. What kind of city puts a low clearance sign on an overpass with no explanation? Have mercy on me.

I am cruising along once again, and I notice the overpass ahead is arch shaped and has a sign of 12’9″ inches pointing at the right side corner of the overpass. Unfortunately, I am in the far right lane. I glance quickly into my mirror and thankfully no one is there in the lane to the left of me. I quickly swing the truck to the left into the middle lane, avoiding destroying the upper right corner of my trailer. Thank-you heavenly Father once again for rescuing me.

One more overpass is ahead with a low point on the right side, but I am able to stay away from that one easily. There is a nice view of the bay over to my left, with skyscrapers over there on Manhatten Island. I-485 junction comes up right away and I am relieved to be leaving Brooklyn. I deliver my last two forklifts to Ronkonkoma, New York some 60 miles out on Long Island without further incident. Traveling back to the west, I pay $46.00 to cross the Throggs Neck Bridge, merge onto I-95, travel maybe 6 miles, cross the north side of Manhatten Island, cross the George Washington Bridge and I am home free. Yay! I believe that is enough excitement for one day, er, month.

Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but SAFETY is of the Lord.”

Almighty God has my back. HalleleuYaH!

 

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