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***Most Recent Newsletter***
 

“The Voice of the Common Man”

Issue #222 March 21, 2019

Mind Control”

Dear Pastors, Family, Friends, and Government Officials:

 

Whether you realize it or not, there is a battle going on for control of your mind.  Yes, we are witnessing the battle between liberals and conservatives, socialists and capitalists -- but the real war is much, much greater . . . It is a spiritual war between Good and Evil, and it’s being waged by Satan himself against mankind . . . the greatest of all God’s creations. 

 

God’s Word says: “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” (Genesis 1:27-28 NIV)

 

In his quest for absolute power, Satan is trying to destroy all of mankind . . . every man, woman and child.  You and I are witnessing Satan’s work every day in the acts of terrorism around the world.  And in the United States, there is a growing lack of respect for authority, a decline in civility, and the long established “rule of law” that has enabled this nation to grow and prosper for more than 240 years, is now being almost totally ignored.

 

Our self-inflicted death rate is on the rise with more suicides and drug overdoses.  And yet, more and more states are legalizing the use of marijuana and approving late-term abortions . . . as if 61million aborted babies since 1973 was not enough.

 

These demonic attacks are an attempt to destroy everything that is good, decent and wholesome in life -- and they are purposely intended to destroy a person’s will to live.  The scope of this evilness far exceeds the ability of mere men and women . . . It has to be the work of Satan. 

 

Too many unsuspecting people have let their guard down and allowed Satan to enter into their thought process and cause them to begin to question the very existence of Almighty God.  The “Theory of Evolution,” which is taught in all public schools, is just one of the many ways Satan enters into your mind . . . and once he has planted that “doubt” in your mind, he then proceeds in recruiting us to do his bidding by attacking Christianity, and keep us from seeking the “fruits of the spirit” which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (see Galatians 5).

 

These Satanic forces are working to get control of your mind – and once your mind is under control, they can direct and control your actions.  God’s Word tells us:

 

23 Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.  24 Don’t use your mouth to tell lies; don’t ever say things that are not true.  25 Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good.  26 Be careful what you do, and always do what is right.  27 Don’t turn off the road of goodness; keep away from evil paths” (Proverbs 4:23-27 NCV).

 

7 As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.  (see Proverbs 23:7 KJV)

 

Everywhere you turn there is someone telling you what to think, what to buy, what to eat, and what to wear.  However, God gave you a brain, and He intended for you to think for yourself.  God gave you the ability to analyze data and separate the truth from the lies.

 

God gave us all a natural instinct that alerts us when something seems fishy.  There’s an alarm that goes off in your mind that says, “This doesn’t seem right to me.”  God gave us that protective instinct of skepticism so we would be cautious and not just automatically believe everything we are told, nor everything we read, and even some things we think we see.

 

God never intended for us to be gullible and follow every “Pied Piper” that comes along; and God’s knows, there are plenty of them in the world today.  Some are charming people who mean well, but are misinformed, while others may be con-artists who want to take advantage of you.  Most people seeking “followers” are personable, out-going, and charismatic.  They speak alluring words that get your attention, and cause you to draw closer, in order to better understand what they are saying.

 

The more you listen, the more you become convinced that they’re telling you the truth.  But that is where we need to stop and think, before we act.  God’s Word has some things to say about that:

 

1 Dearly loved friends, don’t always believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God: test it first to see if it really is. For there are many false teachers around, and the way to find out if their message is from the Holy Spirit is to ask: Does it really agree that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually became man with a human body? If so, then the message is from God.

 

If not, the message is not from God but from one who is against Christ, like the “Antichrist” you have heard about who is going to come, and his attitude of enmity against Christ is already abroad in the world. (1 John 4:1-3 TLB)
 

Watch out for the false leaders—and there are many of them around—who don’t believe that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human being with a body like ours. Such people are against the truth and against Christ. Beware of being like them and losing the prize that you and I have been working so hard to get. See to it that you win your full reward from the Lord.

For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will leave God behind; while if you are loyal to Christ’s teachings, you will have God too. Then you will have both the Father and the Son.

10 If anyone comes to teach you, and he doesn’t believe what Christ taught, don’t even invite him into your home. Don’t encourage him in any way. 11 If you do, you will be a partner with him in his wickedness. (2 John 7-11 TLB)

 

19 Do not smother the holy Spirit.  20 Do not scoff at those who prophesy, 21 but test everything that is said to be sure it is true, and if it is, then accept it.  22 Keep away from every kind of evil.  (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 TLB)

 

Let us not forget, it was the smooth words of Satan that deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3).  Don’t believe everything you hear.  Like the old adage says: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

 

Man does not have the power to save you, nor does man have the power to save this planet.  Only Almighty God, the God of Creation has that power.  God created the universe - this earth – and every living creature that resides herein. 

 

Man, without God’s help, is powerless to do anything.  God provides the very breath that we breath.  If God were to withhold our next breath for only a few seconds . . . we would die! 

 

So don’t let anyone try and convince you that they have the power of life and death over you, or over this earth.  Only Almighty God has that power, and He will use it as He sees fit.

 

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  (Galatians 6:7-10 NIV)

 

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  (James 4:7 KJV)

 

Jesus himself had this message for all of us:

 

10 The thief [Satan] comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full . . . 14 I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 10:10; 14:6 NIV)

 

Are You Ready To Meet Jesus?

If you’re not, you can be saved right now.  Ask Jesus to come into your heart right now; be saved (born again) and receive the gift of eternal life, just as God promised in John 3:16.  Believe in your heart and pray this simple prayer:

 

“Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry.  Please forgive my sins and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  I repent (turn away) from sin and I commit my life to you.  I will study your word, follow your teachings, and obey your commands.  And Lord, show me what you want me to do; what part I can play in furthering your kingdom.  Thank you, Lord, for saving me.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

 

 

Duane Collins

Common Man Ministry        PO Box 456         Bixby, OK 74008

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***News You May Have Missed***

Note: The inclusion of these news articles is to make sure you are aware of the illogical thinking in our world today. These articles bear evidence that people’s minds are being corrupted by demonic, perverted thinking; and this “thinking” is particularly pervasive in our younger generation. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and hope it will soon go away. No! We must take a stand and resist the evil-ones who are promoting this twisted thought process. God’s Word says, “Resist the devil and he will flee.”

President Trump Vindicated 3/25/19

Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his 22-month investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election –and – alleged collusion by the Donald Trump presidential campaign – and – alleged obstruction of justice by President Trump.

 

The special counsel’s investigation began on May 17, 2017 and his final report was submitted to the head of the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr on March 22, 2019.  The Mueller report was reviewed by AG William Barr, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and their DOJ staff . . . and a four-page letter was sent to Congress on March 24, 2019, highlighting the special counsel’s findings.

 

On the question of Russian interference in the election, Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. 

 

On the question of obstruction of justice, Barr said the report identified “no actions that, in [his and Rosenstein’s] judgement, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent.” 

 

In other words, after 22 months of exhaustive investigation by Robert Mueller and his staff of more than 15 lawyers, and $20 million tax-payer dollars, they found no collusion by the Trump campaign, and no obstruction of justice by President Trump.  President Trump was totally vindicated.

 

Comment:  Let us now focus on coming together as “one nation, under God” and doing the things that are necessary to protect and serve American citizens, and to defend and protect the sovereignty of the United States of America.

     

Democrats Ignore American Jews 3/25/19

The annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference begins this week, and it gives 2020 presidential candidates an opportunity to show their support for Israel.

 

However, several Democratic presidential contenders have announced they will not attend this year's AIPAC conference.  Those declining the invitation: Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Jay Inslee, and Julian Castro.

 

Their announcements came the same week the left-wing, George Soro’s funded, MoveOn.org urged all Democrats running for president to skip the AIPAC conference – and – the left-wing Jewish advocacy group J Street denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and called his policies “enabling of right-wing extremism.”

 

Comment:  It seems the Democrats are distancing themselves from Jews and Christians, while supporting Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and her publically expressed anti-Semitic views on America’s support for Israel.  The Democrats may soon find their only supporters to be atheists, socialists, pro-abortion advocates, LGBTQs, illegal aliens, and Donald Trump haters.

 

Golan Heights Belongs to Israel 3/21/19

President Trump announced today that the United States officially recognizes Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights in the West Bank area of the Jordan River.   

 

In 1967, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel.  Those Arab states had refused to accept the fact that Israel was once again recognized as a nation by the rest of the world in 1948.  During that war, known as the Six Day War, Israel defeated the Arab states and took control of Jerusalem, the West Bank, Golan Heights, and the Gaza Strip.

 

In 2005, Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip because of pressure from President George W. Bush [which has proven to be a mistake], but Israel has maintained control over Jerusalem, the West Bank and Golan Heights ever since. 

 

It should be noted that sometime between 2166-1991 BC, God promised all of that land and more to the Israelites through Abraham.

 

President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel on December 6, 2017 – and – this recognition of Golan Heights belonging to Israel was the right thing to do. 

School Indoctrinates Kindergarteners About Transgenderism 3/18/19

Ashlawn Elementary School, a public school in Arlington County, Virginia invited a transgender spokesperson from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to read to a class of kindergarteners on February 28th, the National “Read Across America Day.” 

 

The HRC person was a cross-dressing male LGBTQ activist who calls himself ‘Sarah’ . . . and he/she read the 5-year-old kids a picture book about a transgender girl.  The book was “I Am Jazz” by Jazz Jennings, who talked about being a transgender teen on a TLC show.

 

Also in attendance was Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association (NEA), an organization that welcomed LGBTQ groups to serve as official sponsors of this year’s national reading event. 

 

Note: The NEA is the largest labor union for public school teachers, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers.

 

A similar incident took place in Houston.  The Houston Public Library invited a woman to participate in its “Drag Queen Story Time” series, which involved reading LGBTQ books to children as young as babies.  And it turned out that the “woman” was Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old man who was a convicted child sex offender. 

 

The man was convicted in 2008 of assaulting an 8-year-old boy.  The Houston Public Library issued a public apology for not doing a background check on this person. 

 

Comment:  Think about that!  These public school teachers are the people we’ve entrusted to “educate” our children.   This is just one more example of how our taxpayer dollars are being used to indoctrinate/pervert our children.  But the bigger question is this: Why would any parent want to expose their children this decadent, licentious, immoral perversion?

 

Iran Getting Closer to Attacking Israel 3/18/19

Iran has built, or is in the process of building, more than ten military bases in Syria, some of which are near the Israeli border.  They have also established strategic attack positions in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, both of which border on Israel; and military positions in Iraq and Yemen.

 

The Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, recently made this public statement: “Our strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map.  And, it seems that considering the evil that Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that.”  In addition, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently posted a Twitter tirade against Israel in which he said “the Zionist regime will perish in the not-so-far future.”

 

Comment:  And what is the evil that Israel is doing?  They are trying to protect their citizens from the almost daily rocket attacks coming across their borders, and from terrorist attacks from tunnels that have been dug under the Israeli border.

 

You don’t hear much about this from the “fake-news” media because they’re too focused on removing President Trump from office.  But you and I need to pay attention.  Jesus said these happenings are just some of the signs of the “end of the age.” 

 

Each of us should review Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 . . . And make sure we’re ready to meet Jesus.

 

Gun-maker Responsible for School Shooting? 3/15/19

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last week, by a vote of 4-3, that Remington Outdoor Co. can be sued by the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims.  The plaintiffs alleged that “Remington’s advertising of their Bushmaster rifle glorified violence and extolled militaristic characteristics to attract civilian buyers.”  And the court, by a vote of 4-3, agreed.

 

Unless the ruling is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the case will now go back to a trial court in Connecticut where a jury will decide the wrongful-death lawsuit.

 

Comment:  This ruling lacks common sense, and it opens the door for lawyers to file lawsuits against the manufacturer of any object used in a wrongful-death; i.e., it could be a car, a knife, a hammer, a baseball bat, etc.

Illegal Border Crossings 3/14/19

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (www.cbp.gov) reports 396,579 illegal aliens were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection at the southwest border in fiscal year 2018.  The Washington Examiner reports an additional 4,316 were apprehended at the US-Canadian border in 2018 – and increase of 43% since 2011 - and half of those apprehended in Canada were Mexican citizens.

 

Comment:  Obama’s fundamental transformation of America continues because Congress is unwilling to stop it!  Trump is trying to stop it . . . but Congress and federal judges continue to try and block his every effort.  Remember this in the 2020 elections.


Boeing 737 MAX 8 3/13/19

All Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes have been grounded as a result of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019 in which killed all 157 people onboard.  This is the second fatal crash involving this aircraft in five months.  See our earlier commentary:  
Self-flying Airplanes 12/11/18 

Boeing may find themselves in big trouble.  Their state-of-the-art 737 MAX 8 airplane does not have a common override feature that enables the pilot to manually override the autopilot and pull the airplane out of a nose dive.

 

Investigators of the October 29, 2018 fatal plunge by Lion Air flight 610 in Jakarta, Indonesia, said they’ve found evidence that the flight crew repeatedly attempted to manually arrest the plane’s dive, but the computer driven autopilot system reasserted itself each time, thus preventing the crew from pulling out of that 450 mph fatal dive into the ocean, killing 189 passengers and crew onboard.

 

Boeing says they issued a bulletin November 6, 2018 reiterating how 737 MAX pilots should override the automated system – it requires a multistep process that aeronautics experts say may have been difficult to remember and execute during a life-threatening emergency.  Normally, the automated system shuts off when the pilot pulls back on the control column, a standard manual override feature in generations of airplanes . . . but not the 737 MAX 8.

 

Boeing says they have addressed this “new” system with more than 60 airlines worldwide and regional conferences since 2016.  But several airline pilot union representatives say they were completely in the dark on this “new” counterintuitive feature.

 

China Likes Coal 3/12/19

The Democrat Party wants the USA to stop using fossil fuels which are the cheapest form of energy.  And yet, China, our biggest economic competitor continues to build new coal-fired energy plants.  China’s goal is to produce 1,100 gigawatts of electricity from their coal-fired energy plants . . . That’s nearly quadruple the amount produced by the United States – and – more than half of the world’s total output.

 

Since 2005, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have declined by 758 million metric tons, the largest decrease of any single country.  The European Union was second with a decline of 770 million metric tons.  At the same time, China’s carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3,000,000,000 (3 billion) metric tons and India increased by 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) metric tons.  (WesternJournal.com)

 

Comment:  Even if the USA were to totally eliminate fossil fuels and return to the “dark” age (which is an idiotic and impossible task), China and India would still flood the world with carbon dioxide emissions.  The Paris Climate Change Agreement had no binding effect on China or India . . . that’s why the USA dropped out.


Democrat Wants to Legalize Prostitution 3/5/19

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is a Democratic presidential candidate, when asked about legalizing prostitution, said that “relations are based on consent, and when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that . . . we can’t criminalize consensual behavior, as long as no one is being harmed.” (www.DailySignal.com)

 

According to the former California attorney general, prostitution between consenting couples is no different than a grocer willingly selling bubble gum to a willing customer – or – a car dealer willingly selling a car to a willing customer.

 

Comment:  This is no surprise – look for other Democrats to jump on board.  The Democrat Party is willing to do whatever it takes to take control of the White House. 
 

Democrat Wants to Legalize Prostitution 3/5/19

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is a Democratic presidential candidate, when asked about legalizing prostitution, said that “relations are based on consent, and when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that . . . we can’t criminalize consensual behavior, as long as no one is being harmed.” (www.DailySignal.com)

 

According to the former California attorney general, prostitution between consenting couples is no different than a grocer willingly selling bubble gum to a willing customer – or – a car dealer willingly selling a car to a willing customer.

 

Comment:  This is no surprise – look for other Democrats to jump on board.  The Democrat Party is willing to do whatever it takes to take control of the White House. 

 

Democrats are even trying to change the electoral process established in the U.S. Constitution to make sure they regain control of the White House.  All the Democratic presidential candidates are basically telling voters, “We’ll give you everything you want: Free College - Medicare for All – Government Guaranteed Monthly Income (without you having to work) – Voting Rights for Illegal Aliens – and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House says she favors lowering the voting age to 16-year-old children to vote in national elections.  She says “it’s important to capture them while they are in high school and are interested in the election process.”

 

Let’s hope and pray the American people will not be hoodwinked by this audacious, ludicrous, almost laughable absurdity.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Scandal 3/5/19

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) . . . the self-acclaimed “boss” of the Democrat Party . . . has been accused of running an off-the-books campaign scam, whereby more than $1 million in political donations were funneled into her chief of staff’s own private companies.

 

According to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, purposely set up two private companies for the sole purpose of funneling campaign funds into those companies (owned by the 33-year-old Chakrabarti), in an attempt to obscure (hide) the final destination of those campaign donations.

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti have both declined to comment, according to World News Daily sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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