Where is the Church? An Update on the Pro-Life Bill Happenings by Bob Donohoo

Article by Bob Donohoo on facebook
Oklahoma City, OK

Baby Feet on Red RibbonSeveral people have asked that I publish the numbers showing Oklahoma State Legislature support for the Pro-Life bill, SB1552, and the activities of this last Friday to override Governor Fallin’s veto. Based on conversations with several legislators and others allow me to give an account as I understand it.

On Thursday there were several senators and representatives working together to see if they could delay the vote on the budget bill in the House long enough to get an override of Governor Fallin’s veto in the Senate and over to the House. At that time the thought was that the Senate needed about three more votes for a successful override and it appeared achievable. Several senators were diligently working on gathering the final support. In the House there were about 10 representatives on board with doing what they could do to delay to budget bill vote but they had yet to fully socialize the idea with other representatives. There was also the challenge of getting the leadership of both chambers to allow a veto override vote to occur at all.

With only a 12 hour notice by email there were about 80 citizens at the capital Friday morning at 7:30AM to do what we could to encourage legislator support. These activists divided up into three teams. The largest share by far stood by the office doors of representatives waiting for them to arrive for the day and ask for their support of this strategy. There was a second far smaller team that stood by the three entrances to the House Chamber making the same request of representatives as they entered. A third team was assisting the senators who were engaged in getting the remaining support for an override.

Our efforts as engaged citizens worked in the House. The plan to delay the budget bill vote was discussed on the House floor and supported by enough representatives to make happen. On the Senate side the count was stalled at 23 in support of the Pro-Life bill, 3 maybes, and 3 against but would likely have flipped to yes votes should be bill actually be voted on. This left us 3 votes short of a successful override. The pool of remaining senators were either not facing an election this fall or were termed out. They simply had little appetite to stand up to Governor Fallin who was on the Senate floor solidifying support for her veto during these final moments of session.

Finally, while supportive senators were discussing what they could do to get around Senate Leadership and hold a vote anyway Senate Leadership ended session leaving unfinished business behind instead of risking a successful maneuver to get the Pro-Life bill heard on the floor.

It’s well worth noting, as told to me by one supportive legislator, that if there were a couple of thousand more citizens engaged this last week at the capital we would likely have our veto override. We were measured and viewed as lacking.

Where was the church?

Where is the church on pro-life bill by Donohoo

A note of special thanks to Dr. Damon White for his work on Thursday afternoon to make citizen involvement on Friday meaningful

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Oklahoma: Black Friday – May 27th

My heart is breaking – Senate has adjourned without an override vote to save the babies in Oklahoma. How many more will die… ‪#‎not4lifeinOklahoma‬ ‪#‎BlackFridayMay27‬

Reference:  SB 1552 (passed both houses; vetoed by Gov Mary Fallin)

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Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Oklahoma: Black Friday – May 27th

More info on this topic via New American – Battle over Pro-Life Bill

Wise Men Seek Him all the Time; Wise Men Give Gifts; Wise Men Love Others

Dear Friends,

Wise Men Still Seek HimEvery year, I try to write an annual letter because there are some people that I don’t see as often as I would like to and I love hearing from them and what they have been doing so I try to reciprocate. Some years it happens and other years it just doesn’t. Sometimes they go out at Thanksgiving time, other years near Christmas and sometimes they are around New Years. Looks like this one is headed for the latter zone!

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When I moved to Oklahoma in late 2004, I worked in the financial arena for several years. Then slowly, I became more and more involved in the political arena, mostly having to do with Ron Paul’s campaign for president. An entire movement grew out of those efforts, not just mine but so many wonderful people. I met so many other folks who care deeply about God and country and trying to get us back to life and liberty as the undercurrent to our decision-making. And then in 2009 along came the teaparty efforts and another wave of people generally like-minded awoke and I thought well there is hope and I continued for a bit until the teaparty became just another branch of the RNC or the previous ‘conservative’ wings to be talked about in campaign season and ignored once in office.

It gets old after a while!

Many of you know that my earthly father was a great bible teacher and a student of end times prophecy. One of his best friends, Jesse Jones and I began working together to publish some of Jesse’s books online. You can see this collection (available for free online here on Scribd)

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Somewhere along this timeframe I began discovering the wonderful world of essential oils and the many health benefits of same. I am finding remarkable things about the ways they can change our lives for the better.  I use them daily for breathing, energy, pleasure, health, antibacterial uses, disease fighting, disease prevention, and a myriad of other ways to apply and enjoy. It was actually this cartoon, shared by several friends, that prompted this post.

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I want to be about sharing the things that help us while here on planet earth, and the things which teach us about the Lord’s will and His ways and how following Him makes all the difference.  He made us and we work best when we follow the manufacturer’s handbook (the bible old and new testaments).

For I am the LordI change not;   Malachi 3:6

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Hebrews 13:8

So one of the ways I am discovering more about Him is by rediscovering my Hebrew roots.  I am working to learn a little more about the Hebrew language, the Jewish feast days and the Jewish calendar (or I should say calendars).  I have done a post on this recently here so you can see more on the aleph bet gimmel cards and the biblical calendar.01 119 aleph

I still work on keeping information flowing to a group of people in Oklahoma and a few in other states as well interested in politics and how we may make a difference.  My ideas on what is important really have shifted a lot in recent years.  I used to think by electing the right people we could change the world.  I now believe that as we change the culture we will elect the right people.  Sadly from the looks of things in 2016, so far, we have a long ways to go.  People are still listening to the media and watching the presidential race and failing to pay attention to matters in their own backyards.  It begins at home and in our local communities!

We might begin by changing how we order our priorities, how we spend our time, who we do business with, how we spend money, and who we donate our time and treasure too.  I am talking to myself more than anyone else here, but if you find yourself in the same place, maybe we can hold each other accountable.

I have several goals for 2016 — some personal and some worth sharing.  I am working diligently to remove clutter from my life.  I want to know what is important and what is not.  Last year, I eliminated TV.  That simple step has reduced cost and increased time for other things and amazingly, I think I hear better in the spiritual realm without all the peripheral noise.  This year, I have begun my long term project of downsizing personal files and stacks of things to do.  Each pile is itself a project, so we’ll see how far that one goes!  I will continue helping people find the right oil(s) and doing personal research and sharing there as is appropriate but more than the oils and along with the oils, I want to pray with and encourage people to seek the Lord and respond in the time that we have to do so.

I have discovered Google Hangouts and am already on Skype.  If you would like to visit periodically that way let me know when we can connect and we’ll schedule something.  I am spending less and less time on the internet, so call me or text me to set something up.  And of course there’s always the old cellphone.

May you be blessed beyond measure as you seek to walk in His Way, along His Path, listening for and to His voice; blessing as many as you are able to in ways that you recognize and some that you are unaware of completely — moving in His Spirit to accomplish His Will at all times and in all places.  I look forward to seeing how our paths cross!

Blessings to you and yours,

Sandie

Looking Up — Lunar Eclipse over Dallas by Mike Mezeul

Looking Up by Mike Mezeul II

Dallas 9/28/15: After spending 5 hours on a rooftop with an incredible view of Dallas, I was able to create this composite image showing the moons transition from full moon, to full lunar eclipse, and back. Each moon image was shot approximately 10 minutes apart to capture the entire transition. I hope you all enjoy! Please share! Prints available, link in image comments! Shot on a Nikon D810 #Nikon Photo via Mike Mezeul on Facebook

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Prayer Warrior Tips for Taking Back our Cities

Taking our Cities Back

by Patti Finney Compton
September 2015

UNITE TO IGNITE THE FIRE – work in teams whenever and wherever possible!

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We want to cover our cities in prayer as the Lord leads each one of us. This may include mapping, decreeing and declaring, walk abouts, driving cars praying, setting aside a set time to pray, fasting, walking neighborhoods, communion, using your prayer language, incorporating teams to pray with you at strategic points in your cities and neighborhoods. Be led of the Lord. Let the Lord unveil and reveal His chosen strategies for your city. God may require different strategies for different cities. As you pray for your city, please add your country.

We want everyone covered in prayer. Let’s bless each person on this watch and the cities and countries they are standing in the gap for. Pray for your borders and the gates of cities. Pray for the border of the USA and each of your Countries. Pray that God will give us back the Keys to our cities.

Some Simple Reminders:
Pull out your spiritual toolbox and lets get those tools ready. Some of them might be a little rusty.

1. Cover yourself, your home and families in the Blood.
2. Read the Word Daily
3. Set aside a specific time to pray.
4. Seek the Lord.
5. Stand in Faith and Believe.
6. Take Communion
7. Use your Prayer Language
8. Watch your eye gate and ear gates, especially, during this time.
9. Examine yourself and your heart daily
10. Stay close to the Lord during this time.
11. Speak those things which be not as tho they were. There is power of life and death in the tongue.
12. Daily journal and share.
13. Put on and keep on the Full Armor of God.
14. Blow the Shofar — N S E W.
15. Anoint yourself daily
16. Speak out the Lord’s Prayer
17. Repent
18. Be in expectation
19. Operate out of your position, not your condition.

Alright Prayer Warriors:  Let’s get ready to rock and roll our cities, countries and territories.

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[Editor’s Note:  If you want to be a part of the Washington County Prayer Team, please let me or someone else on the team know that and we will make every effort to include you in the meetings.  We are actively praying for Bartlesville and surrounding areas along with our state and our nation in these critical times as the Spirit leads/sc]

Astronomy vs Astrology — One to Study and One to Leave Alone!

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

The One who set the stars in place should know best about our proper interpretation of the signs in the heavenlies.  While I believe His instructions in Deuteronomy are crystal clear on the topic, I found a really great modern day article which I will share with you.  However, I want to preface that with an important thought. The definition of ‘an observer of times’ is sometimes given as one using divination or magic.  Anytime we are seeking information about the future, or guidance from above, it is best to go straight to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to come to Him and seek His will and His ways in all matters. He wants an active relationship with us.  He tells us not to seek guidance from anything other than Him for best results and for our own well being.

Question: “What does the Bible say about astrology or the zodiac? Is astrology something a Christian should study?”

(GQ) Answer: The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are God’s “handiwork” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1). He has all the stars numbered and named (Psalm 147:4).

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A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit. (source Wikipedia)

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(GQ) Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God forbade the children of Israel to worship or serve the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 4:19). Several times in their history, however, Israel fell into that very sin (2 Kings 17:16 is one example). Their worship of the stars brought God’s judgment each time.

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NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) – HubbleSite: gallery, release. (source Wikipedia)

(GQ) The stars should awaken wonder at God’s power, wisdom, and infinitude. We should use the stars to keep track of time and place and to remind us of God’s faithful, covenant-keeping nature. All the while, we acknowledge the Creator of the heavens. Our wisdom comes from God, not the stars (James 1:5). The Word of God, the Bible, is our guide through life (Psalm 119:105).

It is quite another matter to recognize the signs of the times outlined for us in the bible.  We are clearly in interesting times and there are signs in the heavenlies that I have written about in previous posts.  Our Jewish heritage is rich with feast days and instructions for learning about and following in His ways.  Much of it is unfolding before our very eyes with the unique alignment of the feast days with the lunar tetrads in 2014-2015.  (see more on this topic here).

So while creation points to our Creator, the instruction to seek Him rather than His creation for guidance is clear.

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Will the Shemitah be a time to celebrate or mourn? Be ready!

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Author and Bible teacher Jonathan Cahn says he has been so swamped with questions and concerns about the looming end of the Shemitah year on Sept. 13 that he can’t answer them all.

“We have been deluged with people calling, emailing, asking questions from all over the country, wanting to know what’s happening. So we decided to put out a video,” Cahn told WND via email.

In the message, posted to YouTube, Cahn calls for a period of national prayer and repentance leading up to the pivotal month of September.

He also issued a new warning about a “desecration” that often precedes judgment and is already present in American society. He calls for Christians to prepare for persecution and get ready to stand for God in a coming period of strife that will increasingly be devoid of “gray areas” or middle ground.

In the video, he says his main theme continues to be that of judgment visiting America. This will bring a “shaking” in the financial and economic realms. These tremors may spread beyond the economic realm.

Read more via WND article here: http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/harbinger-man-the-time-is-now-to-prepare/

[Editor’s note: Repent, turn to the Lord God who made us all and seek Him while He may be found.  Follow His ways.  Read the Word and do what He says when He says to do it.  Above all pray!  It is my humble suggestion that we should tell our leaders to leave Israel alone.  She belongs to God and not any man.  He will take care of her.  If we meddle and attempt to encourage her to divide the land, He will rip us apart.  These are weighty matters and much of the church world is either asleep or being mislead that somehow God needs our help.  We need to seek Him and walk with Him!  We need leaders who know Him and hear His voice above the noise!/sc]

Recently posted on this site: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/gods-warning-to-america-via-rabbi-jonathan-cahn-in-april-2015/

This video posting is simply one of many available and so the views on this speech are in the millions!

Alternate link ( via George Escobar on Facebook 1,667,842 Views at time of posting)

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Additional information via WND Article here: http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/harbinger-man-the-time-is-now-to-prepare/

Signs of the Times (2014) here: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/signs-of-the-times-that-concern-me/

10 Things That Are Going to Happen Within 15 Days of the End of the Shemitah here: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/51107-10-things-that-are-going-to-happen-within-15-days-of-the-end-of-the-shemitah

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