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Nearing Midnight

I'm Rubber, You're Glue

I'm sure you've all heard this children's insult poem, but just in case, here's the full phrase (as I heard/said it): "I'm rubber, you're glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you." The thought is so basic and easy to understand, millions of people may think they originated this rhyme. A Google search turns the phrase up in the Atlantic Monthly in 1948. Since there is no set source, its history may go back a hundred years or more.

Regardless of the phrase's history, it applies greatly to our current political environment. If you are on the side of liberal media and the Democratic party, you are rubber. Unless you murdered someone, all your sins will quickly fade from the public record. If you are President Trump or someone on the conservative side, you are covered in glue. Of course, your past errors will be highlighted, and also any made-up lie that be applied to you.

It is generally known that Barack Obama had his administration spy on the Trump campaign. The New York Times reported that the Justice Department's inspector general said it found no evidence to support claims that the FBI inserted spies into the 2016 campaign. We are told to believe that the FBI had its people in Trump's headquarters, but they just weren't spying. The dead giveaway of Obama's guilt is that the "no evidence" conclusion was leaked to the press before its scheduled release.

Things have gotten so bad in Washington, Obama could freely admit that he broke the law by inserting covert agents into the Trump campaign and by ordering US intelligence officials to tap his phones. For that matter, he could finally confess that Yes, he was born in Kenya. The rule of law has degraded to the point that there is simply no will to enforce the rules.

The process of America becoming a banana republic went into overdrive when Hillary Clinton was given a pass by former FBI director James Comey. As secretary of state, she set up a private server that she used to send and receive classified emails. During numerous campaign stops early on, she said her use of a private server was "allowed." She also said she turned over all of her emails. A federal investigation determined she was not "allowed" to transmit government secrets on a private server that was vulnerable to hackers, and reports show she destroyed tens of thousands of emails pertinent to the investigation.

Chelsea Clinton has now taken up the family business of being a moral reprobate. Chelsea recently stated that transgender people are more likely to be murdered than non-transgender individuals. Andy Ngo, a conservative journalist, tried to disagree with Chelsea by saying America is actually one the safest places for transgenders. By simply disagreeing with her, Twitter blocked Ngo's account. Twitter, by its action, was saying we support this false narrative, and if you try to debunk it, we will ban you from our platform.

CNN has hired the core individuals who have acted as Obama's Henchmen. It's unlikely they will ever face justice. If the Justice Department was to come after them, they would have a major News outlet to act as their defense counsel.

I'm not sure glue is a strong enough adhesive to describe the effort to apply an offense to President Trump. For four years, this man has been under constant attack from the left. There are currently over 30 Federal, state and congressional authorities that are scrutinizing every aspect of Donald J. Trump's life through investigations. The impeachment hearings are currently about as productive as the Mueller Report.

If people knew the damage that is being done to our Democracy with these endless witch trials, they would flood their representative's phone lines and email with angry messages. The public doesn't care because they don't see the danger. When they finally realize their mistake, restoration of liberty requires the shedding of blood.

Trump recently predicted the anticipated IG report would reveal "perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country." When the reports comes on Dec 10 and there are no major fireworks, I think the Justice Department might as well close up shop. The swamp creators have the upper hand, and it's only a matter of time before they turn America into a one-party state.

"And because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved" (Matthew 24:12-13).

-Todd Strandberg


Evil When Not Constrained

One can sense an invasion is taking place during these strange times. Email messages I receive indicate that many are recognizing this intrusion.

A writer recently used a line from a Shakespeare play for the title of his article expressing the evil that is proliferating. "Something wicked this way comes" well sums up the invasion many who observe the times are sensing.

Satan is working overtime, it seems. He no longer appears to be trying to hide his nefarious activities as in most previous decades. It's all part of his having turned the spiritual hearts of mankind far enough away from the God of Heaven that Romans 1: 28 is now the operative mode for comportment of the world at large.

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient."

We have looked at this matter a number of times in these commentaries. Thinking-the ability to reason on a sound basis-seems lost to a broad swath of people in this generation. They have, it is observable, moved so far from God's blueprint for living that they have been turned over to a reprobate mind. Their thinking, in other words, is turned upside down. Good they call evil and evil they call good.

And this brings us to the evil I would like to examine for the balance of this commentary.

The objects most closely held to the emotional hearts of the human kind have down through the ages been the children. It is true that cultures and societies have from time to time sunk to the level of murdering their children for the sake of offering sacrifices to their various gods. For example, in the case of Molech, into whose red-hot arms even the Hebrews at one time threw their young children. But for the most part, the children have been the most cherished possessions within the family structure.

The onset of the reprobate mind of Romans 1: 28 has been a progressive, spiritual dementia that now can't be missed by anyone spiritually attuned to the invasion of evil.

The United States of America has become the most egregious offender in the matter of sacrificing children. More than 60 million babies (probably more, because this is a figure I've heard for several years) have undergone the fires of brutal murder while in their mothers' wombs. Even more egregious, infants are now murdered outside their mothers' wombs.

One Democrat politician says this is okay, so long as the baby is destroyed before he or she takes his or her first breath. The Bible, this politician says, declares that the person is not a living being until that first breath.

His party, as a whole, supports this as a political platform item. The children can, therefore, be sacrificed to the god of convenience-abortion after the fact of sexual activity-although those advocating for abortion always use the lie that this heinous murder of babies must be allowed for the health, either physical or psychological, and well-being of the woman. The woman, not the God of Heaven, has the right to choose.

Supposedly the most civilized of the civilized societies and cultures to have yet existed on planet earth-the United States of America-allows this atrocity to continue. It is nothing less than sacrifice to the god of this world-Satan. It is a form of spiritual insanity -reprobate mindset-to continue in this orgy of self-serving infanticide.

And now we are seeing front and center news reports on a daily basis that the evil has produced duplicitous parameters within the confines of jurisprudence.

The most serious offenders of our laws have always been those who carry out their evil against the children. Even the murderers within our prison institutions recognize the absolute horror of those who abuse children, sexually or otherwise. These men will often take out their anger on those who come among their ranks who have been convicted of harming children in any way. The pedophiles are often brutally beaten and/or murdered once they are incarcerated.

At the same time these pedophiles are considered the worst of the worst in the community of prisoners, the law of this land looks the other way when children are subjected to something worse than pedophilia in a more sophisticated way.

We have read of the children who are read all sorts of sexual content by transvestites in some of our public school libraries of late. We are subjected to stories of children as young as five years who are taught by some institutions that provide day care how to "touch themselves" in intimate ways to provide self-given pleasure.

This is a progression of evil spawned by the reprobate mindset. If unchecked, this evil progresses-moves forward into hellish, more destructive areas of satanic invasion.

What could be more hellish than those things just mentioned as being perpetrated upon the most innocent among us? Well, here it is. We now are going into opening the youngest up for direct invasion from the demonic realm. The following news excerpt helps explain. It involves the Walmart chain now selling a book on demonic activity.

The [Walmart web] site categorizes the book as a "playful guide" to conjure demons to communicate with "the spirit". The children's product is listed for children ages 5-10 and "inspires" kids to "create demons of their own". The book is a sort of coloring book whereby kids can draw demons using a system of sigils.

As the Publishers Weekly text reads:

Leighton integrates a hands-on craft element into this playful guide that invites readers to conjure gentle demons by writing their sigils, which serve as "a phone number" straight to the spirit. The demons necessitate specific summons (a riddler named Corydon requires a sigil "drawn in bright red, the colour of a clown's nose-preferably while you're giggling"), and express specific characteristics and abilities that range from pragmatic to gross. They include "Flatulus," whose talent is passing gas; "Quazitoro," an expert at finding missing objects; and "Spanglox," "the best-dressed demon in the underworld," who offers cutting-edge fashion advice. Leighton's renderings of the multieyed, multiarmed, sharp-toothed demons are outlandish without being creepy, and the creative concept will likely inspire some readers to create demons of their own. Ages 5-10. (July)

On Walmart's site, the book is placed in a category called "Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural Kids Books." It is listed at $9.88 per copy. ("Wal-Mart Now Selling A Children's Book of Demons," David Sidman, Rapture Ready News, November 23, 2019)

While the Restrainer still continues to hold back evil below the level to which it will ascend during the Tribulation era, mankind is welcoming the invasion through the gates that once served to protect the most vulnerable. It is a sure signal that God will not long continue to tolerate the intolerable.

Children are innocent before reaching the age of accountability for their souls. They are, until reaching that age (differing with each individual), accounted as having their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life. The inviting of the demon world into the minds of little ones is offense of major magnitude to the Creator of all things.

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matthew 18:6).

-Terry James

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