I Feel His Love – Laura Hackett

I Feel His Love – Laura Hackett Park – Produced by Ben Shive & Brown Bannister – Album Love Will Have Its Day (2014) 

 

I Feel His Love

My faith, it lifts the weight of pain
From lonely and mistaken days
Of hiding behind deep dark lies
Of worthlessness and selfish pride
My faith is my belief in truth
That God above loves me and you
And He gave us freedom, He gave us life
To walk in love through Jesus Christ

And I am confident that neither life nor death
Can keep me from the love of Christ
Keep me from the love of Christ
And though I cannot see
Still, my heart believes
And I am filled with joy

I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger than depression and fear
I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger, I believe that it’s real
It’s greater, it’s stronger

Now love’s a choice, I know it’s true
He never forced my heart to move
But therein lies the mystery
That He reached first in choosing me
And He spoke my name, the sweetest sound
And to this day I still resound
Now death has lost its hold on me
And life springs up abundantly

And I am confident that neither life nor death
Can keep me from the love of Christ
Keep me from the love of Christ
And though I cannot see
Still, my heart believes
And I am filled with joy
Inexpressible

I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger than depression and fear
I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger

And I am confident that neither life nor death
Can keep me from the love of Christ
Keep me from the love of Christ
And though I cannot see
Still, my heart believes
And I am filled with joy
Inexpressible

I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger than depression and fear
I feel His love welling up on the inside of me
All those years bound in shame, He is setting me free
His love goes deeper than the pain that I feel
His love is stronger, I believe that it’s real
It’s greater, it’s stronger

We Can Learn From The Ant

Proverbs 6: 6-8, 30: 24-25

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Solomon was wise. He studied ants and saw that they make great examples of wisdom for men. Only 2 references in the Bible to ants, so they are conspicuous by their limited mention. Did you notice “her” ways, meat food? That’s because all the workers are female. The queen lays eggs and the males are for mating. In studying the ant we observe:

Ants never wander aimlessly through life.

Queens and males leave the nest to mate in trees, high places, or even in grassy areas. Queens bite off wings, nest and lay eggs. Feeds the pupa and larva with sterile eggs for food. When they become adults they begin to forage and hunt for food. They do all this without a guide, overseer, or ruler. When you see them, they are always on the move going to food or going back to the nest.

As Christians, we should have a definite advantage because we have a guide, on overseer and a ruler. Our guide is the Holy Spirit (John 16:13) Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. Our overseer is our pastor (Acts 20:28) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

And our ruler is Jesus Christ Eph 1:20-23 Which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.

Consequently, we ought to be even more directed in our work for the Lord than an ant is in its work for the colony. The reason more doesn’t get done, according to the text, is that many Christians are sluggards (lazy).

Ants are always sufficiently nourished.

Sweet foods give ants power as sources of energy i.e. “honey”. (Psa 119:103) How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Bugs provide protein to “build up” their bodies “i.e. strong meat.” (Heb 5:12) For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Honey pots. Store honey for the colony (honey = Word of God). Memorize scripture.

Nests can go 12-15 feet deep. Grass seeds collected in harvest are stored in the deepest chamber of the nest to supply food for the winter. The text says, “provides her meat in the summer.”

Pheromones (scent trails) point the way to good food – “follow me to church [good food].”

Many Christians are undernourished because they don’t eat the sweet Words of God and strengthen themselves with His strong meat. Furthermore, when some find good food, the rest don’t follow them to the good food source.

Ants always carry their share of the load.

The text says, “a people not strong” – yet they can carry objects 5 times their body weight and can drag 25 times their body weight. Jesus said, “my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Work together division of labor in the colony, transport food, kill insects – tend eggs, construct, excavate, forage, and hunt. Bible says, “bear you one another burdens.” The reason Christians don’t get more done is that they underestimate their strength in the Lord – you can carry more of a load than you are carrying – and they don’t work efficiently together on a common productive cause.

Ants are never stopped by obstacles.

The text says, “they are little upon the earth. Go around obstacles. Build bridges over rough terrain. Ball up and float downstream in flood. The reason Christians don’t get more done is that they quit too easily. (Gal 6:9) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. (Test of a man’s character is what it takes to stop him.)

Ants always work diligently in the harvest

Ants teach us to look ahead. “Provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest” (Prov 6:8). In the summer and in the harvest, food is plentiful. Yet the ant refuses to take her ease, instead working harder, storing up against the coming time of scarcity. “The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer” (Prov 30:25). One of our great failings is only looking at the few feet in front of our nose—not preparing for the future or considering the consequences of our action—and inaction.

The reason not more done is that Christians don’t see the harvest and the need to work to gather the seed into the garner.

Ants always care for their young.

Crops for carrying food back to the nest to feed workers by “trophallaxis” and to store in reserve in the honey pots. (2 Tim 2:2) And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

(Eph 4:28) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

Seeds broke down to a brown crumbly mass so food can be digested – (Neh 8:8) So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Fungus cultivating ants – “prepare” meat in summer.

Many workers care for the young – eggs pupa larva adult. That’s the way the ants grow to become workers.

This is why we must disciple our converts and teach them in Sunday school.

CONCLUSION: We must beware of the propensity we have to be lazy—both physically and spiritually. Go to the ant! “Consider her ways and be wise”! Think on these things!

 

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Ohio Governor DeWine Pushes Back Against Hydroxychloroquine Ban

 

RUSH: Well, now, look at this, folks. Somebody is getting some pushback out there. Somebody got some pushback out there, and this is kind of a — I don’t know — kind of a big deal. I’ll share the details here just a second.

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Here it is. And I had it in two stages. When I first got it I wasn’t quite sure, you know, it could have been anecdotal email to me. And I had to be able to verify this and back it up. And I’ve since been able to do that. “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just announced that he is reversing the decision to block hydroxychloroquine prescriptions for treatment of COVID-19 in Ohio.”

You know what this means? It means that he is reversing his ban and now it can be prescribed. The health department banned it, and he is reversing the ban in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine. This is pushback. I mean, this is the kind of thing that we haven’t been seeing, and here it is. So good for Governor DeWine. He just announced that he is reversing the decision to block hydroxychloroquine prescriptions for treatment of COVID-19 in Ohio.

Here are his tweets. “I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient.” Hell, yes. It shouldn’t be between Twitter and whoever it is at Twitter is acting like the doctor.

By the way, you know, I made that point for two days. Well, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hang on. Here’s the second tweet from governor DeWine. “Therefore, I am asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to halt -” the RX board “– their new rule prohibiting the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.” It’s up to a doctor. It’s up to the patient. It ain’t up to us.

Now, as you recall, the last couple of days have been highly contentious because here we’ve had the doctors, led by Stella Immanuel, the Nigerian black immigrant female who the left is out there summarily trying to destroy, claiming she has yet to lose a patient, she has been prescribing hydroxychloroquine for a number of cases and causes, including COVID-19 as well as malaria, and she believes that it is a home run.

She believes that we could open the schools, you know the drill. We could open businesses. We could open the economy. We could do whatever because it’s highly effective if used with zinc or azithromycin or the Z-Pak and if it’s used at the right time. And of course everybody, the left came out and destroyed her, Trump retweeted, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted and Twitter took down their tweets and put them in Twitter prison. Leading me to ask a very important question.

So Twitter can ban and bury anybody who retweets something that Twitter thinks is medically wrong or incorrect. Well, who is it at Twitter that is the medical expert here? Who is it at Twitter and at Facebook who are the people at those two social media outlets who know better than a patient and his or her doctor? It’s a very relevant question because this is proving that all of this is politics. All of this is. It’s not about health. It’s not about medicine. It is about making sure that whatever hydroxychloroquine’s positive characteristics are, that nobody hears about them.

There are a lot of people scared to death of hydroxychloroquine, so scared that they are attempting to tell you you will die if you take it. If you have COVID-19 and you take hydroxychloroquine, if you take it as it is recommended to be taken, you will die. Well, there aren’t any supporting case histories that accompany that. Just the claim. Just the allegation. Just the charge.

But, folks, it is a really, really important question because who at Twitter can decide on the spot that Donald Trump Jr. or Donald Trump — they even took down a Madonna tweet. Do you believe this? Madonna tweeted positively about hydroxychloroquine, and they took her tweet down. So who is it? Who are the medical experts at Twitter who know this? There aren’t any medical experts at Twitter. That’s the whole point. It’s a rhetorical question.

So yesterday while feverishly preparing show prep — well, that’s redundant. While feverishly prepping the program for today, I came across a story at American Greatness by Adam Mill. And the headline: “If Social Media Wants to Play Doctor, They Should Prepare To Be Sued for Malpractice – Most people understand that the constitutional guarantee of free speech does not include falsely yelling ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater. A panicked mob can crush or trample weak and vulnerable people as the instinct to survive overtakes common decency. This maxim came to mind when Breitbart announced that Twitter and Facebook censored a press conference by actual doctors describing their life-saving lessons learned from treating actual COVID-19 patients.”

This is the Dr. Stella Immanuel press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court, and Twitter banned it. They censored it.

“Among the lessons discussed was the prophylactic use of a combination of hydroxychloroquine and other inexpensive therapies that seem to stop the dreaded disease from advancing to its deadly second phase. One doctor said she treated over 300 COVID-19 patients using the therapy. These patients included vulnerable patients with diabetes, heart conditions, and advanced age. She proudly announced she had not lost a single patient with the early intervention of this therapy. Additionally, COVID-19 failed to infect any member of her staff taking the therapy as a prophylactic measure. She warned that the misinformation about these therapies was causing people to die needlessly.” Well, of course this is Stella Immanuel.

“Another doctor spoke to the opening of schools. Young people, he said, are able to tolerate the virus very well. Opening schools poses little or no risk to children when compared to leaving them at home. Children are very unlikely to spread the disease to each other. And, astonishingly, a contract trace study revealed no example of a student infecting a teacher in the entire world.”

Did you know that, by the way? Astonishingly, a contract trace study involved no example of a student infecting a teacher in the entire world. So what Mr. Mill here is getting at, it’s my question, who the hell at Twitter is the medical expert that can contradict an entire gaggle of doctors wearing their official white lab coats on the steps of the Supreme Court, who is it?

“Social media censorship of medical opinions is far more dangerous than the usual censorship of conservative political opinion. By censoring doctors, they’re offering their own medical opinion to the public–that these cures won’t work–and suggesting that it’s ‘dangerous’ to let patients (or other doctors!) hear the advice.”

Censorship of doctors, censorship of medical news, censorship of medical opinion. That’s exactly what this was. But it wasn’t. It was political censorship. Twitter, I think they’ve been caught out. And we’re trying to alert as many people as possible to how this is happening. They censored a medical opinion of a bunch of doctors because they are censoring conservatism, and they figured that this was part of conservatism. Of course, anything that they disagree with is hate speech. Anything they think is hate speech, that’s how they’re able to censor it or suppress it.

Here’s another pull quote. “So not only is Twitter, which is not a medical provider,” by the way. If you contract any kind of disease, you don’t go to Twitter to go to the doctor. You don’t go to Twitter for a medical opinion. Some lunatics might, actually, to stop to think about it. But you shouldn’t. “So not only is Twitter, which is not a medical provider, claiming that these [real] doctors are wrong, Twitter is saying that patients following this advice could be at greater health risk.

“This is medical advice Twitter is offering to the general public.” It is medical advice they are censoring. It is medical advice they are denying the American people a right to see. “And if anyone dies as a result of this censorship, these social media giants will be responsible.” In other words, if Dr. Stella Immanuel and Dr. Risch from Yale (the epidemiologist) and all of the others who believe in hydroxychloroquine…

If Twitter succeeds in burying their medical opinion — and people die because a proper medical opinion was denied them because Twitter censored it — well, that’s big time responsibility. “Social media should not be restricting legitimate medical policy debate on its platforms. It should not be permitting fearmongering while censoring advice from licensed doctors who actually have some demonstrated experience and claim success in fighting the disease.”

Twitter is essentially accusing them of lying, accusing them of being wrong, accusing them of malpractice, because you’re not allowed to see what these particular doctors have to say. Twitter will not permit it. Twitter will censor them — and you, if you attempt to spread it. “A doctor who did this could be sued for malpractice. Why should [Twitter and Facebook] be immune from the same consequences?”

Damn right. Hell, yes. A profoundly important question. Yeah, Madonna was censored by big tech for a post touting pro-hydroxychloroquine doctors. This would be, of course, Dr. Stella Immanuel. I have never seen… I have never seen an African-American immigrant female doctor so mistreated by the American left. I’m sure there are… I mean, Condi Rice, before she got her mind right, she was called an Aunt Jemima and all kinds of stuff.

She was called a Stepin Fetchit for George W. Bush. She was accused of doing all kinds of horrible sexual stuff to get the job from George W. Bush by the American left. But Dr. Stella Immanuel (Immigrant. Checks that box. African-American. Checks that box. Nigerian! Checks that box. Female! Checks that box. Overweight! Checks that box) somehow is a persona non grata. “Yale epidemiologist: Dr. Fauci running ‘misinformation campaign’ against hydroxychloroquine.”

This is Dr. Harvey Risch who we have quoted earlier in the week. “[N]oted Yale epidemiologist has accused White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a ‘misinformation campaign’ against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results…”

By the way, speaking of Dr. Fauci, have you heard the latest? Dr. Fauci is now saying (summarized), “Wearing a mask isn’t enough. You gotta wear goggles! You gotta protect your eyes. This virus has an uncanny ability to get in there right through your retina, right through your pupils. You gotta wear goggles now.” I haven’t seen Dr. Fauci wearing goggles.

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RUSH: We’ll start with Patricia in Weimar, Texas. Welcome. It’s great to have you here. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my opinion. I’m a retired RN, and when I was in nursing school, they taught us that we were not to diagnose or prescribe medicine or talk about medicine, because we could be charged with practicing medicine. That’s what Facebook is doing when they’re censoring doctors with years of experience. You know, to me, that’s practicing medicine, you know, both Twitter and Facebook —

RUSH: Yeah, they’re not only doing that. They’re causing the websites that host these doctors to drop them!

CALLER: Yes. Yes.

RUSH: But, no, you’re exactly right. An RN, for example, cannot tell a patient, “I think the doctor’s screwing up. I think what you need is this drug. The doctor’s got you on such and such.” That is expressly forbidden. A nurse is not permitted to even go there. A nurse cannot even answer questions about that. The doctor does the prescribing. The nurse does whatever the nurse duties are.

But Twitter is moving in and doing exactly that. They are giving medical advice by denying it, by suppressing it, and I’m still gonna keep asking the question: Who is the medical expert at Twitter? I’m telling you, there isn’t one. Because as far as Twitter’s concerned, it’s a political process they’re engaged in. Same thing at Facebook.