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Meat For Men Daily Encouragement Blog

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ProlifeThe current GOP candidates all say they are pro-life. However, some are not totally pro-life, but compromise according to circumstances. They are happy to kill a baby in the womb because it was conceived through rape. And yet, if someone ended the life of that same person years later, they would be guilty of murder:

Ted Cruz: Opposes exceptions for rape and incest.
Marco Rubio: Opposes exceptions for rape and incest.
Ben Carson: Opposes exceptions for rape and incest.

Donald Trump: Supports exceptions for rape and incest.
Jeb Bush: Supports exceptions for rape and incest.
Chris Christie: Supports exceptions for rape and incest.
John Kasich: Supports exceptions for rape and incest.
Carly Fiorina: Supports exceptions for rape and incest.

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GodProLifeWho should we elect to be our next president? A very important question. As a nation we stand on the brink of a very important election which will test our national discernment.

In 1 Chronicles 12:32 we read of the children of Issachar “which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”

This was an important time in the beginning of Israel’s history of choosing a king to reign over them. Saul, Israel’s first king, sadly lacked the qualities required by God to rule over Israel and now God chose David to be the second king of Israel.

Israel was made of twelve tribes of people and David could not rule over them all until they all received discernment and understanding that David, who was from the tribe of Judah, was indeed God’s chosen king.

The question is: will the citizens of USA have the correct discernment to elect the right man to be president over this nation for the next four to eight years?

In the last debate in New Hampshire, two of the candidates were asked their stance on abortion. These candidates both clearly stated they were pro-life and told of all the pro-life things they had done in their states. But at the same time they said they believed in exceptions for rape and incest.

That is double talk. To be pro-life, and yet make exceptions for rape and incest, is not to be truly pro-life. There are many testimonies of women who have been raped and conceived, and yet still chose not to have an abortion. The children have been raised and nurtured in Christian homes and turned out to be excellent Christians, some now in full time service for Christ.

Obviously, a child born from a victim of rape would not be deemed worthy of death outside of the womb. Have we become so callous as to think that this is acceptable? Perhaps because it is more mature than selling the body parts of unborn babies in a gruesome market?

Because there are some who lie on this matter of rape, it is too easy to make this sort of exception. To be pro-life one should not have any exceptions, for life in the womb is sacred to God, and only He knows the real truth of how their life came to be conceived.

We must not play God on this matter anymore because millions and millions of precious unborn babies have been slaughtered in the womb of our nation’s mothers. Exceptions to pro-life amount to be pro-choice.

Please check out the list of candidates and their position regarding abortion.

Be encouraged to have godly discernment.

Colin Campbell

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FaceSkyLuke 12:56; “Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?”

Hebrews 5:14: “Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

Discernment is the ability to assembly all the facts and make judgment. It is the ability to read the signs.

When a nation lacks discernment it becomes vulnerable to all types of attack. When the military lacks discernment, they give their enemies a huge advantage. When a doctor lacks discernment, the patient could be given a false medication, which could be disastrous. When a pastor church lacks discernment, the enemy has a heyday in many ways (Ezekiel 44:23).

When parents have poor discernment regarding the schooling, friendships, and media in which their children are involved, they do not discern the battle afar off. But it will surely come upon them. make no mistake about it.

Democracy fails when people do not have godly discernment. They are short-sighted and cannot see the distant battle racing toward them.

Our country currently faces a huge battle demonstrated by the amount of people who prefer Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders to be president. Both are tarred with the same brush of liberal socialism. Our country did not smell the battle afar off and now it has come upon us.

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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HeightendSensesJob 39:25: “He smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.”

The warhorse has heightened senses. He is warned by the smell of the battle. Even though the battle is far off he can still smell it, hear it, and taste it.

Spiritually speaking, our senses need to be heightened to know where the enemy is attacking. We have become desensitized toward so much of the world, the flesh, and the devil because we have lost our spiritual sense of smell. It is much better for us to smell the battle afar off so that we can prepare ourselves and be ready to defend ourselves.

Naturally speaking, our senses are given to us to protect and entice us. If we lose our sense of smell we become more vulnerable to danger. Often the smell of fire warns us that we had better quickly check the house or the car lest we have a problem that we cannot contain or fix.

Many marriages could be saved if spiritual senses were alerted earlier, instead of waiting to try and fix the problem when it’s already too late. There are many battles that could be averted or won if only we smell them while they are still afar off.

To be continued.

Be encouraged,

Colin Campbell

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LaughFaithIt’s high time for the true people of God to begin laughing the laugh of faith. There is such a thing as the laugh of faith and there is such a thing as the laugh of unbelief.

The warhorse that prances and charges among the trumpets is not laughing in unbelief. Absolutely not. He laughs at the utter foolishness of the enemy because he knows from whom his strength and salvation come. The Lord Sabbaoth (the God of armies) is riding on his back.

A church or people who have no intimate relationship with the fighting ability, strength, wisdom, and power of Christ cannot laugh in the midst of battle. Instead they murmur, grumble, cry, and flee.

Psalm 78:9-11 states: “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying vows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; And forgot his works, and his wonders that he had showed them.”

It is all very well to laugh, sing, rejoice, and dance when the battle is over, but who can do these things when the battle rages? Only in Christ.

Abraham laughed the laugh of unbelief when God told him Sarai would bear him a son and her name would now be Sarah (queen or mother of princes). Abraham reasoned that he was 100 years old and Sarah 90 years old. It was laughable! He wanted Ishmael to be his heir (Genesis 17:15-18). However, Ishmael, the son of Hagar (Sarah’s bondmaid) was prophesied to be a wild man and against every man and every man against him (Genesis 16:11, 12), not the type of man through whom God wanted to bring the covenanted Promised Seed (Christ).

Sarah also laughed in unbelief when God told her she would bear a son (Genesis 18:12-15). But Sarah would indeed have a son and his name would be called Isaac, meaning laughter. Genesis 18:14 says: “ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

However, in Genesis 21:6 we read about Sarah laughing the laugh of faith: “And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.”

Mary also laughed the laugh of faith when she received the news that she was chosen to bring forth the long promised Messiah. When God encouraged Mary, “For with God nothing shall be impossible,“ she responded with the language of faith, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word” (Luke 1:27, 28).

What was Mary’s song of praise? “My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46, 47). Sounds like laughing to me!

Be encouraged.

Colin Campbell

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