It’s Official! Trump Secures Nomination


Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump received the votes he needed to become the official Republican candidate for president in the 2016 race. Trump will deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday evening.

Monday night, the convention was introduced to Melania Trump, his wife of 11 years. Melanie spoke of his dedication, hard work, and love for America, saying “With all of my heart, I know he will make a great and lasting difference. If you want someone to fight for your country, he is the guy. He will never be bought. And most importantly, he will never let you down.”

On Tuesday morning, the media was abuzz with criticism for two lines in her speech that were nearly identical to part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 address at the DNC.

(Michelle) “Your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them… The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

(Melania) “Your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect… We want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

Each day the convention’s theme reflects a variation on Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Monday was “Make America Safe Again,” with speakers related to law enforcement. Tuesday’s theme “Make America Work Again,” was reflected by speakers in the business arena. Wednesday will be “Make America First Again,” and the final night, Thursday will be “Make America One Again.” That night Trump will formally accept the nomination.

One of the most inspiring speeches was given by Donald Trump, Jr., on Tuesday night. He outlined his father’s work ethic, willingness to get his hands dirty getting the job done, fearlessness to face political correctness, and added that his father has a “doctorate in common sense.” The senior Trump’s five children have been referred to as his “calling card” because of their excellent reputations and their relationship with their dad.

Why this Matters: Some speculated there would be fireworks from the “Never Trump” crowd during the convention. There was some tension the first day when it came to the vote to accept the rules, but things moved on to the highlights of the speeches, crafting of the solidly conservative platform, and the official vote to nominate the candidate.

Praise God for a smooth convention and continued protection for the candidates and the delegates!

More Purges by Turkey’s President Erdogan

ErdoganPresident Erdogan of Turkey, who survived a coup attempt just a few days ago, has widened his purge of dissidents. In addition to the army, police and judiciary, he is now also going after the schools and universities, the intelligence agency, and religious authorities.

So far, about 50,000 people have been suspended from their jobs or detained.

Erdogan’s opponent Fethullah Gulen, who currently resides in the U. S., has been accused of directing the coup attempt. His followers in Turkey have been called a “parallel terrorist organization” by Erdogan’s administration. A government spokesman said a formal request is being prepared for his extradition.

Continue praying for the Christians in Turkey! May God provide a special place of spiritual, emotional and physical refuge for them in the midst of the upheaval.

Ps. 32:7 – Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Another Secret Side Deal for Iran


It was revealed Monday that there was a secret side deal in the Iran nuclear agreement, which says Iran will be allowed to replace its antiquated 5,060 uranium centrifuges with advanced designs. This is yet another secret side deal that the Obama administration illegally withheld from Congress. In eleven years, Iran will be permitted to increase its capability to produce nuclear fuel faster and in larger amounts.

Why this Matters: Iran is allowed to conduct research and development and can expand their efforts after just 8.5 years. This means it will be able to quickly implement these advanced centrifuges. Iran is already cheating on the known parts of the agreement, so it is unlikely they will abide by any restrictions after the advanced centrifuges are installed.

Father, teach us how to properly fear You and worship You so that our spirits and our souls are satisfied in spite of what others do. Thank you for protecting us from evil. You are worthy of praise!

Prov. 19:23 – The fear of the LORD tendeth to life:
and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

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