President Trump has Historic Video Call with U.S. Female Astronaut who Broke the Record for Time in Space
If our President, President Donald Trump were not busy enough already, he recently took the time to have a video conference call with a few individuals that are outside the normal calling range: outer space. More specifically, the International Space Station. On the heels of the recent Executive Order that provides additional funding to NASA, President Trump spoke with astronauts about the amazing journey from Earth to Space, as well as the unbelievable feat that has recently been accomplishedin space.
Reaching outside the limits of ever wi-fi tower imaginable, President Trump speaks with two astronauts from his Presidential Desk, “Station this is your President. Do you hear me?” In a matter of seconds, they respond from space. “Yes sir. We have you loud and clear”. Quite an astonishing feat to simply recognize how far we have come. In his customary words of optimism and encouragement, the President begins to share how exciting it is to talk with these amazing Americans. “I want to say it’s very exciting to be here today very, very exciting — and to speak to you live with three brave American astronauts. These are our finest. These are great, great Americans, great people. Two join us from orbit aboard the International Space Station: Commander Peggy Whitson and Colonel Jack Fischer.” If becoming an astronaut isn’t already an achievement in itself, Commander Whitson is the first astronaut to achieve this amazing feat: “The Most Total Time in Space”. At the time of the conference call with the President, she has spent 534 days in space and is still counting.
As the President asks what we are learning in space, Commander Whitson talks about the strategic part the International Space Station plays in their research as well as how it serves in the role of further discoveries. “Well, I think probably the International Space Station is providing a key bridge from us living on Earth to going somewhere into deep space.” A generation before us was focused on the vision of reaching the Moon. Today, it is Mars. Commander Whitson continues, “So on those Mars missions, we need to better understand how microgravity is really affecting our body, and we need to understand it in great detail. So, many of the studies are looking at the human body. We’re also looking at things that involve operations of a space vehicles on these long-duration missions and the technological advancements that will be required.” She continues to discuss how the usage of air and water are critical in these environments and what is being done to optimize them for a successful mission.
As the conversation transitions from Commander Whitson to Colonel Fischer, all eyes are focused on the man who is literally hanging from the wall. Colonel Fischer talks about his trip of being launched into space by comparing it to his “F-22” that he has previously flown. As the sheer power and force of being launched into space is not overwhelming enough, Colonel Fischer says, “Oh, sir, it was awesome. It made even my beloved F-22 feel a little bit underpowered.” After arriving at the International Space Station six hours later, he worked alongside his Russian friend, ‘Fyodor Yurchikhin, from Kazakhstan’. Moments later, a Frenchman is working a robotic arm carrying three and a half tons of cargo. “The International Space Station is, by far, the best example of international cooperation and what we can do when we work together in the history of humanity. And I am so proud to be a part of it. And it’s just cool.”
It is exciting to see the hopeful messages and response from the President about the explorations and possibilities that have yet to be realized as we reach further into God’s Creation. See the full dialogue between President Trump, the astronauts on the International Space Station, the coming Missions to Mars, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: NASA, The White House, technology, space exploration, deep space, fighter jets, science, Houston, Mission Control, astronauts, and innovation. Greg and John shared in this segment.
What Does the Bible say about Sanctuary Cities?
During President Trump’s initial Presidential campaign, he stressed the priority of safety in America and the threats of ISIS in the world. While speaking about how to establish safety in our nation, he continually spoke about building a wall along America’s Southern Border. Since President Trump has taken office, he has sought to establish laws regarding Sanctuary Cities, even though certain individuals have refused to abide by his leadership.
From day one in the White House, he has demonstrated himself as a man of action. Most recently, he held a Listening Session with the Fraternal Order of Policeand spoke about the actions he was carrying out in order to end these threats. “My highest duty as President is the security of our people, the security of our nation.” The President continues, “That is why I’ve already taken numerous actions to enhance domestic security, including the creation of Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime, an interagency task force to dismantle criminal cartels, along with historic actions to secure our borders and remove criminals from our country.” As bold as the President has been as he has proved sincere on many of the campaign promises he stated, it appears that many do not want the President to secure our borders. For some reason, people do not want a door of safety to be established in America. While the President has made it clear on his intentions towards illegal aliens in America, critics have sounded their disapproval of the President’s actions towards Sanctuary Cities. But, what does God say about Sanctuary Cities?
A City of Refuge is not a Democratic idea, nor is it a Republican idea. It’s not even an American idea. In the Bible, Joshua 20 talks very specifically about a City of Refuge. When talking to Joshua in verse 2, the Lord says, “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.” Okay, the Lord wanted specific cities to be designated for these purposes. But, there were also certain procedures that had to be carried out at the borders. The Lord continues His directions to Joshua in verse 4; “When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them.” Continuing to look at verse 5, we see these important words; “They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.” God wanted Sanctuary Cities to be put in place so that people had a place to run to.
Since the President has begun his leadership in the White Office, he has made strategic steps in establishing the needed personnel to be placed upon our nation’s border. He has also taken the steps to establish judges throughout the land, as well as the most recent appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch. In its most basic understanding, a judge is one who enforces the established laws of the land. Our law enforcement, border patrol, and Homeland Security personnel do exactly that. It is not wrong for the President to establish “judges” on the borders of America who enforce our laws and call individuals to appear in court. If someone refuses to obey the laws of the land, or insist on entering America outside of the legal procedures, that would be doing so illegally. God established Sanctuary Cities and processes to be done legally. The court system in America is very important to how this process works.
It’s important to understand the Biblical perspective of a Sanctuary City. We are hearing that we must have Sanctuary Cities, but those who are promoting the usage of it are doing so in a manipulative way. As we can see, God is all about a Sanctuary City, but He is also about it being done ‘legally’.
In addition, there has been an arrayof responsestowardsthe President’s stance on the ‘Extreme Vetting’ that must be done along our borders in order to keep America safe. People say it’s unfair to vet someone. People say it’s wrong for the President to want to build a wall. If someone wants to come into America legally, they can proceed through our borders. For some reason, people are upset about this reasoning.
What may be surprising to some is that Heavenhas a wall around it. Revelation 21 describes how Heaven not only has a wall around it, it has a HIGHwall around it. In fact, God not only created a wall around Heaven, but there are also guards at each of the entrances to Heaven, called angels. The Bible even describes the type of extreme vetting that Heaven requires for access. As verse 27 reveals, “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 22:14 further describes those who are able to pass through the gates of heaven;”Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” It is not wrong to place a high border along our Southern border. We are mere men. If Heaven has a high wall with extreme vetting being carried out at its gates, how much more do we need this in our nation?
See the full story about Sanctuary Cities in America, how the Bible describes how a City of Refuge is to be established, how those in Syria are presently responding to President’s Trump’s decision to bomb the airfields used to carry out a chemical attack, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: CNN, chemical weapons, immigration, immigrants, border patrol, justices, Bashar al-Assad, justice, safety, Heaven, Book of Revelation, US Constitution, Court System, Gates of Heaven, Holy City, Jerusalem, The Wife of the Lamb, Kassam Eid, missile strikes, President Trump, and the Trump Administration. Greg and John shared in this segment.