Meeting Melchizedek

Here is something to think about.


Abraham’s nephew Lot separated himself from Abraham and went to live in Sodom.  His decision soon got him in trouble. Genesis 14:1-16 describes how a coalition of kings led by Chedorlaomer overcame Sodom and its allies and took as prisoners the people of those cities, including Lot.  When Abraham heard of this he called out his followers and rescued Lot and the other captives.

After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).  (Genesis 14:17)

But before the king of Sodom met him he encountered Melchizedek.

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And he blessed him and said,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
    Possessor of heaven and earth;
and blessed be God Most High,

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King Solomon, Voter’s Biggest Folly

Are you a political activist? Are you a government official? Do you pay any attention to politics? Do you even bother to vote? If your answer is no to all those questions, shame on you.

Why should we pay attention to politics? Look at what government does. Is it difficult to figure out why government is important? Yet lots of people take government for granted. When we do that, our leaders take us for granted. Consider.

What does ‘Take for granted’ mean?
If you take something for granted, you don’t worry or think about it because you assume you will always have it. If you take someone for granted, you don’t show your appreciation to them. (from =>

There are no guarantees. Just because something worked yesterday does not mean it will work tomorrow. When we take our leaders for granted, why should they serve us?

Because of poorly run governments and some outright evil governments, world history is full of wars, famines, genocides, robbery on a grand scale, slavery, and various sordid crimes. That is true even in the USA.

Because we don’t pay attention or bother to participate in politics intelligently, more and more our leaders don’t feel the need to pay any attention to us. That is why for all practical purposes we only have two political parties in the USA. Why only two? The two major parties have conspired to make it difficult for a third party to succeed. They understand how the system works, but we don’t bother to learn. Hence, even though they execute their scheme for excluding third party candidates in plain sight, most of us don’t see it. We don’t even realize there is a problem.

If we want to make certain our leaders work for us, we must make certain we participate in the process and help choose them. That process begins when we nominate them. Therefore, we each have to do our best to participate in primary elections, conventions, firehouse primaries, or whatever means are used to select the nominees of the party we want to win.

What is the election schedule in Virginia? Take a look => Make sure that you at least research the candidates and vote.

Rudy u Martinka

In the USA, why do we voters keep electing incumbents over, and over, and over, and over again?

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“So much of what is love, is fish love.”

Here is a video worthy of our time. What is love?

Before you marry someone, consider this short little video. Why are you marrying? To give or to receive?

Before you think you love someone contemplate
What is the nature of your love?

Before you believe you understand love, that you truly love anyone, imagine yourself saying these words after you have been beaten, whipped, capped with a crown of thorns, and crucified.

Luke 23:34 New King James Version (NKJV)

34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

I wish I could say I have loved someone, but I doubt I truly ever have, certainly not as Jesus loves us.


Many of you understand the concept of love; listen to  Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski explain the real side of love.. I think you’ll find it interesting….

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Arm Them with the Sword of Truth

There are lots of problems in the world. There is at least one problem out there that burdens each of us. So what do we do? Depending upon which problem has our attention at the moment, we flitter from one problem to the next.

What problem have we alighted upon now? It is that mass school shooting in Florida. Scary. Sad. So we have once again turned to our “great” leaders, distinguish-sounding men and women who know how mouth meaningless words as the occasion demands. Year after year such ladies and gentlemen have offered “solutions”. Year after year they have demanded more power. Year after year we still have the same problems, or worse.

When what they offer us does not work, why do we keep going to these same “great” leaders, distinguish-sounding men and women who know how mouth meaningless words as the occasion demands? Is that not insane? When it clearly does not work, isn’t doing the same thing over and over again insane? Perhaps that is why they want to take our guns from us. They think we have mental issues, that it is not safe to trust us with guns. Are they right?

There is a solution. That is the subject of insanitybytes22’s post. Jesus saves!

You want an answer for all your problems? Turn to Jesus. Love and obey Him.

None get out of this life alive, but we can live worthwhile lives. Instead of listening endlessly to pompous people, people who have the audacity to tell us they have easy answers for complex problems, we can turn to Jesus. We don’t have to wait for some bureaucrats in Washington DC to do “something”, whatever that is. We can love our neighbors next door. To the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, we can help each other.

Instead of taking all our problems to our “great” leaders, we can seek the wisdom of our Lord Jesus. A few problems can only be solved in Washington DC, but most we can work out locally. However, we have to care about each other. We cannot go into our homes and just hide from the world.

When we don’t involve ourselves in our communities, instead of being disciples of Christ, that is when we and our children learn to become monsters and victims. God did not make this world so that we could hand our responsibility to love each other over to the government. Because He wants us to learn to love each other, there are some things — many things — that we each must do ourselves.

See, there's this thing called biology...

Our faith, Jesus Christ Himself, the bible, the word, is often called the Sword of Truth.  It is more of a metaphorical sword, than a literal one, a sword that is good for slaying lies and deceptions, a sword of love and protection, perhaps. A sword you want standing behind you when the storms of life come at you, and they will come.

I wanted to weigh in on school shootings, on gun control, on some of the craziness swirling around the whole discussion, arm teachers, ban guns, pass laws, etc, etc. First let me say, I’m a big fan of the second amendment, so this is not a gun control argument by any means, it is simply that I sometimes grow weary of the American psyche, our good guy-bad guy mentality, as if life itself were as black and white, as cut and dry as an old western movie.

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