The Oval: The next forty days

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Good afternoon.

Earlier this summer, there was a big debate about whether God has any place in the Democratic Party platform.

You see, when the Democrats met in 2008, God was there.

But in 2012, He got taken out.

There was a little uproar.

So they had a vote to put Him back in. You saw the video, and you know the rest of the story.

I wonder what God thought of all that.

None of us can know the mind of God, but I think it’s safe to say that God wasn’t too worked up about it.

God doesn’t depend on political party platforms.

God doesn’t need a majority vote.

God doesn’t need our permission to enter our lives.

God exists. God loves. And God is always there, whether we want him in our lives or not.

That is an incredibly powerful idea: God is with us, always.

Even the most powerful men have depended on God.

Every man who occupies this office finds himself turning to God, at one point or another.

Each one of them.

No matter how confident. No matter how powerful. No matter how mighty.

The most powerful person on the planet works here.

And when things get tough, he will bend his head in prayer.

Put his face in his palms and drop down.

And he will ask God for guidance. For truth.

I’m so grateful to live in a nation where the president prays.

I don’t care who sits in that chair.

As long as he recognizes that there are some moments beyond his wisdom… beyond his power… moments where God is necessary, that is good enough for me.

Because God is necessary for everyone.

If God is there for presidents, he is surely there for us.

He is in signs seen and unseen…. In moments of pain and moments of joy.

He moves the heavens and the oceans… and yet He can be found in a quiet breeze.

And so I am asking you today: Bring God into your life. Make room for Him.

You don’t have to be the president to call on God’s wisdom.

God is there for the big moments. And He is there for the little ones, too.

I am asking everyone, starting today, to take time to rebuild your relationship with God.

You don’t need a crisis.

You don’t even need a church.

Just take a moment. Reflect on everything you are… everything you have been…everything around you.

Ask yourself: Am I responsible for it all? Am I the master of all that comes before me?

Is all this mine… and mine alone?

The answer will humble you.

But the answer will open your eyes.

God is the author of our story.

Only God has the wisdom to see where it will all lead. Only God has the grace to show us the way…. If we are willing to follow Him.

I have asked everyone to spend some time – even just one minute a day – for the next 40 days and 40 nights. We have 40 days and 40 nights until the election.

These are days of great anxiety, great peril, for this nation.

We need God’s wisdom. God’s guidance. God’s love.

We need to serve God.

Have faith in Him. Discovery his Truth. Commit acts of Charity.

Every day. Every night. 40 days and 40 nights.

You know the reference.

You know that Noah rode his ark for 40 days and 40 nights. You know that Moses ascended Mount Sinai, and returned with the Scripture after 40 days and 40 nights.

It’s a special number. In today’s hyperconnected world, where time is measured in nanoseconds and ideas are measured in tweets, 40 days and 40 nights are an eternity.

But that’s how God measures time. In eternity.

And think about what we must look like to God… what our lives and worries must appear to be in the vastness of time.

A mere flicker of light… a momentary burst of energy and then… we’re gone.

If we use that moment for good… if we use that moment to bring beauty into this world… to raise up truth… to do acts of charity…

Maybe God will take notice.

Maybe God will gaze on our brief moment on this planet, and say: “This one, this life… is a good one. This was worth the effort.”

That’s what these next 40 days and 40 nights are about.

Making sure that we are worth the effort of our creation.

That we DO something, every day and every night, to justify our time on this planet.

We can have confidence that we will be noticed. We can be sure that our work will endure.

We have what Martin Luther King called “cosmic companionship.”

God is with us.

God is not indifferent. God does not look away.

He numbers every grain of sand and names every star in the sky.

Today is Yom Kippur. It is the Jewish day of atonement, the holiest day of the year.

Jews fast from sundown Tuesday to nightfall Wednesday.

They are to focus, like no other time of the year, like no other moment in their lives, on reconnecting with God.

They read from the prophet Isaiah: Rise up, rise up! The prophet says. Awake from your slumber…

The rest of the year we are asleep. On Yom Kippur, Judaism teaches us, we are finally awake!

It is a day from which we can all learn.

For today, the Jewish faith teaches us, God listens to the prayer of every man, woman and child. God draws near...

The gates of heaven are open… and we all stand before Him…just as we are. As plain as the day we were born.

Neither the wealthy… nor the powerful… nor the famous… are any better or any worse than the lowliest among us.

Some of us look forward to that moment of communion with God.

Some of us fear it.

But none of us can avoid it.

That is the message of this holiday. Yom Kippur. We are all God’s children. He knows each of us. And we must account for our actions, each one of them.

These next 40 days… they can be days of reconnection… of service… of hope… of love.

They can be days of action… of determination… of change.

Rise up, rise up!

You can fill these days with purpose.

Or let them slip away.

But the clock is ticking.

The days are falling away.

I’m asking each of you to do something great.

Pray. Serve. Love.

What happens next, we may not be able to control.

We can’t be certain what will happen next.

Or whether we can be the difference.

Remember… God is the author of our story. Only He knows how time will unfold.

But as every man who has sat here knows….

Against that mystery… against the doubt…against the fear

We need all the help we can get.

And that is why we pray.

Here, in this office… and at home… wherever we live.

Thanks for watching.

God bless you, and may God bless this Republic.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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