Love Changes Everything – Red Rocks Worship

 

Love Changes Everything

Verse 1]
I see His body breaking
I see His fingers blee-eeed
I see the darkness tremble at the ground below His feet
In the darkest hours
There on Calvary
He was sweetly broken
Broken beautifully, broken beautifully

[Chorus 1]
So come on into the waters
Come let the broken sing (hey!)
Come all you sons and daughters
His love changes everything (hey!)
Come when the fear is fighting
You finding the Risen King (hey!)
Come on and let the light in
Your love changes everything

[Verse 2]
And when the Heavens opened
I saw the sins of me-eeen
Become a crown of glory
As You died and rose again
And in the darkest hours
And in the valley low
I will fear no evil
‘Cause You’ll never let me go
You’ll never let me go-oooo

Chorus 2]
So come on into the waters
Come let the broken sing (hey!)
Come all you sons and daughters
His love changes everything (hey!)
So come when the fear is fighting
You finding the Risen King (hey!)
Come on and let the light in
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love
Your love changes everything…

[Bridge]
And light can overcome when
Death has lost its stinnn-innnng
Your love, Your love, Your lo-ooove
Oh-ohhhh–oh-ohhh
Oh-ohhh ohhhh
Oh-ohhhh–oh-ohhh
Woa-oah-oahhhh
Woa-oah-oahhhh

[Verse 3]
And in the darkest hours
In the valley low
I will fear no evil
You’ll never let me go
You’ll never let me go

Chorus 3]
So come on into the waters
Come let the broken sing (hey!)
Come all you sons and daughters
His love changes everything (hey!)
So come when the fear is fighting
You finding the Risen King (hey!)
Come on and let the light in
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love
Your love changes everything
Your love, Your love, Your lo-oooove….

[Outro]
Oh-ohhhh–oh-ohhh
Oh-ohhh oh-ohhhh
Oh-ohhhh oh-ohhh
Woa-oah-oahhhh
Woa-oah-oahhhh

We Are His Sheep

SHEEP 3

 

In Jn 10, Jesus likens each of us to His sheep. Our relationship is that of a shepherd to sheep. He is our shepherd; we are His sheep. In Jn 10:27 he called us “My sheep.” As His sheep, there are three things that we should do according to this verse. As His sheep we should:

 

Hear Him – in Jn 10:27, Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice.” The Lord talks to you through His words. When you read the Bible every day, the Lord brings verses to your mind that speaks directly to you. Prov 10:14 says, “Wise men lay up knowledge.” So, you go to the Lord in His word and, even if He doesn’t give you something special for that day, you can lay it up for another day. Obviously, the more time you spend in God’s words, the more clearly you can hear His voice. As a young person, the more time you spend in God’s words and the less time you spend in man’s words, the more clearly you are going to hear His voice throughout your life.

 

You have to be careful not to listen to the voice of the stranger, Jn 10:4-5. The devil will try to imitate the voice of the Lord to get you to follow him. Be careful to discern his voice. He is a liar. What he says will not line up 100% with the Bible. It may only line up partially. Remember what he did to Eve when he lied about what God said. You also have to be careful not to clutter your mind with a lot of other voices. You just want to hear God’s voice and check with Him often to make sure you hear Him loud and clear.

 

Come to Him – In Jn 10:27 Jesus said, “I know them.” A shepherd will daily inspect His sheep to make sure nothing is wrong with them. He knows each one, individually. He knows everything about them. He knows their personality, their habits, their health, their condition, their lambs, and such. He spends so much time with them that they are like pets to Him.

 

Jesus is your shepherd, And He knows you better than you know your own self. In Ps 139:1-6 David was aware of the Lord’s phenomenal knowledge of us. There is nothing about us that the Lord does not know. According to Heb 4:13, He knows the thoughts and intents of your heart. He knew what was in every man when He was here in the earth, Jn 2:24-25. He knew what people were thinking, Mk 2:6-8. He knew that Nathaniel had no guile, Jn 1:47-48.

 

With a shepherd like Jesus, you should come to Him every morning and every evening and let Him inspect you. Let him look you over inside and out really well, Ps 139:23-24. And whatever He shows you, remember it, if it’s something instructive, and change it, if it’s a reproof. And when you are out of sorts, go straight to Jesus and lay your heart bare before Him. He will show you exactly what’s going on in your life so you can regain your composure and get back on track.

 

Follow Him – Jn 10:27 says, “and they follow Me.” It’s one thing to hear God’s voice and to come to Him for your personal daily inspections. But as His sheep, we must also follow Him. No matter where He leads us we must go right with Him. Usually, He is going to make us lie down in green pastures and He’s going to lead us beside still waters. Occasionally, we may travel through something like “the shadow of death.” Just remember that His rod and His staff are there to comfort us.

 

No one in the universe knows better where to lead you than He does. You will never ever go wrong following Him. He will lead you as you grow, He will lead you to the right school, to the right job, to the right spouse, to the right church, to the right home, to the right everything. Trust Him to lead you in even the seemingly most insignificant decisions for your life, what to eat, when to sleep, what to read, what to do at a specific moment, whether to accept an invitation, and so on. Don’t go anywhere that Jesus Christ is not leading you to go.

 

Conclusion: Our good shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ, wants to lead you all the way. Make sure you get to know His voice and listen to Him throughout the day. Come to Him twice daily for a good inspection. Let Him search you over thoroughly. And follow Him wherever He leads. If He isn’t leading you, then don’t move. Go where He says go, and go when He says go. Remember Father (God) knows best, amen! 

 

 

“Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach homeport. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed.”

Author: Thomas S. Monson

 

A Salute To Three True American Heroes

There are doubtless many more erupting into their virtue all over, and all are equally deserving of accolades. These guys are right here in my backyard, though, and so they get this special attention today.

I HOPE EVERYONE WILL JOIN ME in a loud, “Thank you for your service” to three fine Michigan heroes who are standing up to counteract the Whitmer Depression which is currently ravaging the state and sowing the seeds of hardship and strife for the future. These heroes are MMA dojo-owner James Gray; barber Karl Manke— each of whom has re-opened his business despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders to the contrary– and Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy, who has refused to enforce Whitmer’s illegal orders against James Gray.

James, Karl, and Mike are all leading by example, showing everyone else in America how to be proper inhabitants of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave– something too many no longer remember.

Well done, gentlemen!!

H/T to Darrin Newberry for sharing this fine graphic.

AS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE IN MY GREAT STATE OF MICHIGAN (and elsewhere, as well), what are you waiting for?! I showed you weeks ago that Michigan’s Constitution, like all other American Constitutions, allows only the legislature to make laws, with no “medical emergency” exceptions. Governors cannot issue executive orders with the effect of laws– that is, orders to which anyone but executive-branch workers must pay heed.

This is true even if a “law” is on the books appearing to say otherwise.

To the extent that any law purports to authorize a governor to issue orders with the effect of laws, it is unconstitutional and void on its face, as are the orders themselves.

The Legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated power from the People, they, who have it, cannot pass it over to others. . . . And when the people have said, We will submit to rules, and be governed by laws made by such men, and in such forms, nobody else can say other men shall make laws for them; nor can the people be bound by any laws but such as are enacted by those, whom they have chosen, and authorized to make laws for them. The power of the Legislative being derived from the People by a positive voluntary grant and institution can be no other, then what the positive grant conveyed, which being only to make laws, and not to make legislators, the Legislative can have no power to transfer their authority of making laws, and place it in other hands.

-John Locke, Second Treatise on Government

Indeed, the very issuing of such orders is a criminal attempt to deprive people of their rights under the color of law. Any attempt to enforce such orders is likewise criminal.

The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of the law is, in reality, no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its the enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.

No repeal of an enactment is necessary since an unconstitutional law is void. The general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.

16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 256

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

P.S. If interested, click here to see WHY we don’t allow “emergency powers” to the state…

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The Hysteria Supplement– Updated

State-by-state CFRs reveal the truth like nothing else!

ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, I POSTED Case Fatality Rates (CFRs) for each of the fifty state (plus the District of Columbia) as the latest update to my Hysteria Supplement. Find that new post here.

The new data make even more unmistakable than ever that C19 has been nothing but a standard annual illness event, of no dire consequence in and of itself. This common-grade illness event has been shamelessly misrepresented as panic-worthy for the advancement of various agendas, in a fashion indistinguishable in its malicious criminality from falsely yelling, “Fire!” in a crowded theater.

Please share this new post widely. If we want to prevent being victims of a “new normal” in which Leviathan (at both the federal and state level) gains much more capacity for harm (and entirely at the expense of our liberties and our real security), we must help the general American public understand that there never has been any real out-of-the-ordinary danger from this virus.

YOU’VE GOT TO BE A VIGOROUS REMEDY-VECTOR, or you will be a victim of the bullshit!!

BY THE WAY, AS WE GO FORWARD through this madness, understand that every act and pose by every official and talking head who has participated in the panic-fanning of the last several months will be of a cover-your-ass character. These folks, from Donald Trump to the “shutdown” state governors to the local network news anchors, all have a desperate interest in keeping from being held accountable for needlessly destroying the American economy and inflicting harms small and large on millions of individual Americans.

In service to this interest, these folks are going to do everything they can to prevent the American people from realizing that all the assaults on your rights and well-being were never called-for by the facts (much less within their lawful authority to inflict). Don’t let them get away with this.

AS PART OF THAT DEFENSIVE EFFORT, these folks will be compelled to push for more harms. These will include “contact tracing” (which is really just escalated mass surveillance), forcible vaccinations (which is to say, insisting or establishing a “norm” that you are unable to act in public without proof of having been vaccinated with whatever someone comes up with for that purpose); continued restrictions on your ability to assemble; and so forth.

Remember, the perps must maintain the fiction that the virus was a plague, and doing so requires these continuing extreme reactions. They can’t just now say, “Never mind…” and still perpetuate the notion that the things they have already done were defensible.

We will also see a variety of efforts to reset the alleged nature of the alleged plague, in hope of countering the agenda-threatening low mortality rates by pretending C19 is a factor in unrelated maladies and broadening the scare-base. We’re already being treated to the suddenly-hotflogged proposition that though unnoticed for the past five months, it turns out that C19 actually threatens kids, and with mysterious new ailments, as well.

“Abandon your new-found skepticism! It’s after the children now! Run Away! Run Away!! Don’t stop running away!!” Sure.

If you want to protect your future, you have to counterbalance the perps’ superior visibility. You have to beat the “bulliness” of their pulpits with your vigor and persistence in calling them out, speaking the truth, and denouncing the lies.

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

-Samuel Adams

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