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Sunday, May 17th open thread: ‘Shut Up! Be Happy’

May 17, 2020

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  This week I bring you the intro to Ice-T’s album which was entitled “Freedom Speech…Just Watch What You Say.”  This song is called “Shut Up! Be Happy” with Jello Biafra on vocals. This song was a warning and as you listen to it remember it was written over 30 years ago.

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  1. May 17, 2020 1:57 pm

    U might not believe this … BUT … I was just looking at that very verse this morning Steve! How can “that” be! Really, I was! So, what are we to ‘see’ from this?
    The verse right before this one is: “This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” [Heb. this is from the LORD]. And that referring to the previous verse, speaking of Christ Jesus: “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.”
    The verse right after urs, 25, just happens to ‘fit’ w/ today too: “Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.” Isn’t “that” our thinking right now!
    While emailing a friend, I mentioned how the saying, “I just want u to be happy” doesn’t really work today. Those causing the ‘ruin’ are “Happy” but what about those who aren’t Happy because, the Gain of the usurpers lead to their lost!
    Proverbs 16:25(KJV): There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
    To the DePop World Cabal, their ‘Right’ is our ‘WRONG’ (Rom 1:25-27). Their Happiness = is our misery.
    It seem that Huxley, Orwell, Carlos Castañeda & others knew … or were they just the vessels ‘writing the code’ for all this to “manifest” in the physical realm (Matrix). Just the human ‘receivers’ of the ungodly spirits (devils), social programming the masses for their ultimate plan (replay of Nimrod’s Tower – Gen 11)? How else would we relate to the vid if they hadn’t put it in our thinking? and it ‘seems’ to match some of Scripture. A deeper “knowing” in us, knows it’s wrong and those people who devise it aren’t ‘happy’ but sick & deranged (coders)! We need not ‘follow their thinking’ or give them any power, by ‘believing them’!
    Believe the ONE who is True and Trustworthy! Who gives Live and can take it away.
    2 Cor 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
    Conclusion: Rejoice in GOD who made this Day!

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    • May 18, 2020 4:37 am

      I keep reminding myself of that verse and I keep reminding myself that this is all part of God’s plan and to be patient but sometimes it is hard to stay focused with all that is going on around us. Thanks for the video and for those verses.

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      • May 18, 2020 12:54 pm

        Ur welcome … & I know what you mean.
        Sometimes this ‘reality’ is like a roller coaster ride, but we don’t get to 👀what’s coming! (For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Is 55:9) The book of Daniel is a good example of showing us that we’re limited in our ability to ‘see’ or ‘understand’ – which is bothersome because a part of us loves to be ‘all knowing’ 🤣🤯😳🥳

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      • May 18, 2020 1:15 pm

        A couple more: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28
        And this one caught my attention and gave Hope: “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”
        “without repentance” = under God’s Grace ~ like a Nation and its people “under GOD”. Put’s our ‘being’ into perspective 😊

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      • May 18, 2020 7:18 pm

        Thanks for those, I also love to turn to Philippians 4:6-7. I love that verse!

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  2. May 17, 2020 2:45 pm

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  3. May 17, 2020 2:49 pm

    You’ve seen this but others might not have – may be an encouragement/refreshment.

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  4. May 17, 2020 3:02 pm

    I like this song and it just seemed to be good to put it to Good Work! Coding a different ‘reality’ than the one the “usurpers” want.
    Let’s not allow them to steal away our ‘reality’! Let the REAL Reality of LOVE, JUSTICE, TRUTH, LIBERTY & GOOD HAPPINESS REIGN! Children of the TRUE LORD & KING of ALL!

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