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Thank you my friend and sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown for posting our friend, former RallyPoint member emeritus, and brother-in-Christ Colonel Mikel Burroughs VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day for Monday, January 9, 2022. It seems that you and our brother-in-Christ Sgt (Join to see) are in the relay race handing off the baton to keep the flow of Col Mikel's motivational posts on RallyPoint.

Topic: Signs
1. As an infantry officer I led my soldiers and DA civilians by example. I shared what I knew and what I was trained for and learned much from those I led. I did my best to honor the achievements of those I led and absorbed blame when necessary for the good of the unit.
2. By God's grace I intend to selflessly lead my darling wife and adult sons as long as I live.
3. Many unbelievers seek signs. This applies to faith and virtually everything else that is not clearly seen.
4. Only those with eyes to see and ears to hear can actually recognize the visible and aural signs.
5. I am posting wonderful 'Signs' song by the Five Man Electrical Band and the alternative Christian Blues-rock song Rainbow's End


Quotes;
1. Tecumseh, attributed by Lee Sulzman, Shawnee History 'Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.'
2. Germany Kent 'It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.'
3. C.S. Lewis 'Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.'
4. Sam Levenson 'It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.'
5. Warren Wendel Wiersbe 'If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.'
6. Neil Peart 'Waiting for the winds of change to sweep the clouds away. Waiting for the rainbow's end to cast its gold your way ... You don't get something for nothing. You can't have freedom for free.'

Scriptures:
a. Psalm 65:8 'those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.'.'
b. Hebrews 2:1-4 ESV 'Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.'
c. Matthew 16:1-4 ESV 'And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.'
d. Mark 13:3-8 ESV "And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains."
e. 1 Corinthians 14:21-22 ESV 'In the Law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.” Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers.
f. Mark 16:17-18 ESV 'And these signs will accompany those who believe - in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues'
g. Philippians 4:8 ESV 'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.'
h. Genesis 9:13-17 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”


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Five Man Electrical Band - Signs (Exclusive Video) -
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LTC Stephen F.
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Scripture: Genesis 9:13-17 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Image: Rainbow
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Resurrection Band -Rainbows End
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LTC Stephen F.
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 ESV 'Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.'
Image: Wind of Change in God’s ‘hands’
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Seek And Ye Shall Find by Shawn Phillips -
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Amn Dale Preisach
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If you come upon an " Nonbeliever " ask him / her / ... do they believe they'll have a paycheck on Payday? Then ask them if they have any loans. Ask them further , do they believe they'll pay off the loans in the Future?
Then, explain to them we believe there is an Afterlife . We depend on our Faith in God to get us through difficulties and praise Him when we come out unscathed.
Much like the nonbeliever believes he/ they will get a paycheck and be able to somehow pay the bills/ loans, we rely on our Faith in Christ to get us through, have some blessings and be alive the next day.
Our " Bill" was paid for By the Life Sacrifice of Christ for our Sins. We rely on that. He has paid our debts. And it keeps us going in Faith. We rely on Christ/ God/ Holy Spirit much the same way the nonbeliever believes they'll have a job to go to tomorrow and that the business will be there till after they Retire and have drawn their pension.
There is the best analogy that i can come up with for now. It's brief, to the point and a good comparison.
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PO3 Edward Riddle
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LTC Stephen F. - Thank You Brother Steve for the Scriptures, for the Words of Wisdom, especially by Roy T. Bennett, and for playing this great song by The Resurrection Band - Rainbows End. I find it upsetting that the gays have stolen the rainbow.
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Very true about not settling on the old “but that is how we have always done it before”. Progress requires friction.
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LTC Stephen F.
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I have no doubt that you are committed to sharing your time, talents and giving treasure as you generously provide service to those in need of assistance, care, and improving their circumstances. By God’s grace, your demonstration of servant leadership is known by those who love you and other onlookers you may not be aware of. God has blessed you with a heart to serve and you no doubt have a heart to serve. The LORD admonishes each of us that humility and service to others is the higher level of human excellence. ‘Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.’ [Ephesians 6:5-8 ESV] my brother-in-Christ 1SG Patrick Burke

I pray for a sufficient increase of the Fruit of the Spirit kindness, gentleness, and self-control for each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer or listens to it dear LORD. We need humility and YOUR grace to serve the weakest and most needful among us. Guide us where we are needed physically and virtually as well as through intercessory prayer guidance. ‘In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.’ [Hebrews 6:17-18 ESV]

I pray for an increase of compassion and love for families and friends divided over political viewpoints and policy support differences. LORD, I pray that YOU prompt the mature to take first steps in reconciliation. Guide them to work towards restoration of fellowship. 'What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.' [James 2:14-17 ESV]

LORD God, I lift each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who are distracted from their God-ordained purpose in life, those who are more focused on their preferences much more than seeking YOUR will for their life, and those who support suicide including physician assisted and induced abortion. I pray that YOU open their eyes, their ears and rejuvenate their heart to be sensitive to YOUR guidance. Soft the hardening hearts and enable them to repent and seek rejuvenated fellowship with YOU. ‘Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.’ [Psalm 51:9-11 ESV]

I pray LORD that YOU do what it takes to shake up the WOKE, prune the faithful from those caught up in the misnamed word of faith movement, draw as many as YOU are willing to save from Antifa, BLM, other radical left and any radical right groups. ‘The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. [Matthew 13:39b – 43 ESV]

I pray that you and your family members sleep well Monday night and each will awake refreshed and healthy on Tuesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ
PO3 Charles Streich PO3 Edward Riddle SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D SSgt Kelly D.
SHARE YOUR FAITH - Choir SATB
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Nice hat Brother Patrick.
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Good Monday morning Lt Col Charlie Brown
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LTC Stephen F.
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I have no doubt that you are committed to sharing your time, talents and giving treasure as you generously provide service to those in need of assistance, care, and improving their circumstances. By God’s grace, your demonstration of servant leadership is known by those who love you and other onlookers you may not be aware of. God has blessed you with a heart to serve and you no doubt have a heart to serve. The LORD admonishes each of us that humility and service to others is the higher level of human excellence. ‘Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.’ [Ephesians 6:5-8 ESV] my brother-in-Christ Maj Robert Thornton

I pray for a sufficient increase of the Fruit of the Spirit kindness, gentleness, and self-control for each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads this prayer or listens to it dear LORD. We need humility and YOUR grace to serve the weakest and most needful among us. Guide us where we are needed physically and virtually as well as through intercessory prayer guidance. ‘In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.’ [Hebrews 6:17-18 ESV]

I pray for an increase of compassion and love for families and friends divided over political viewpoints and policy support differences. LORD, I pray that YOU prompt the mature to take first steps in reconciliation. Guide them to work towards restoration of fellowship. 'What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.' [James 2:14-17 ESV]

LORD God, I lift each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who are distracted from their God-ordained purpose in life, those who are more focused on their preferences much more than seeking YOUR will for their life, and those who support suicide including physician assisted and induced abortion. I pray that YOU open their eyes, their ears and rejuvenate their heart to be sensitive to YOUR guidance. Soft the hardening hearts and enable them to repent and seek rejuvenated fellowship with YOU. ‘Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.’ [Psalm 51:9-11 ESV]

I pray LORD that YOU do what it takes to shake up the WOKE, prune the faithful from those caught up in the misnamed word of faith movement, draw as many as YOU are willing to save from Antifa, BLM, other radical left and any radical right groups. ‘The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. [Matthew 13:39b – 43 ESV]

I pray that you and your family members sleep well Monday night and each will awake refreshed and healthy on Tuesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ
PO3 Charles Streich PO3 Edward Riddle SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D SSgt Kelly D.
SHARE YOUR FAITH - Choir SATB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQhD1gSRJLg
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