CSN Sunday – Messages of Light for 5/23/2021
Dear CSN newsletter readers,
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. We are in our second year of existence in a hostile political environment! For those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from our Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. And especially at this time in our nation and in the world, there is clear and present danger that requires the faithful to hold boldly and securely onto the foundations that are rooted in faith.
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“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’
So 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 1:28 (NIV)
The Parable of the Vineyard Owner
“Listen to another parable: There was a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away. When the time came to harvest fruit, he sent his servants to the farmers to collect his fruit. The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. Again, he sent other servants, more than the first group, and they did the same to them. Finally, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.
“But when the tenant farmers saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?”
“He will completely destroy those terrible men,” they told him, “and lease his vineyard to other farmers who will give him his fruit at the harvest.”
Today, our message of light is the last part of three parts of a longer article written by Mary Matsushita. We previously shared two deep messages contained in her single article on March 14 and April 11 in those editions of the Messages of Light. The central theme deals with God’s love. So, this week’s message is the completion of what she had to express in the long version, which we broke into three segments. And today, we offer Part III on “Why Character Education.”
Mrs. Matsushita envisions the education she is offering to be for younger teenagers, but for those who have never had such an education in the realm of the heart, the ancient truth that one is never too old to learn applies here as well. The first two messages, especially the second one on sexual relations was more directed toward young people of teenage years because they are in a state of changing maturation and quite vulnerable to so much evil in the current toxic secular environment. This is true throughout the United States, especially in those states where indoctrination of sexual orientation is being “rammed” down the throats of children. Yet, this third message is more extensive in terms of the audience that could possibly receive it.
In addition to this message, we have nine videos today; of these videos, we recommend all of them, but there is a recent OANN interview with Donald Trump that was posted on GAB. Those on GAB may know by now that the Left, specifically the publication known as Intercept, is now doxxing the subscribers of that platform. Despicable. One video that is more comprehensive to a degree is the one from the Victory Channel. It covers a number of contemporary issues. We also offer our selection of music videos interspersed with the news. We also offer an invitation to a CBN program this evening titled, “Night of Promise.” Check it out.
We have seven articles in our “Recommended Reading” section, and if one is not up-to-date on the news, this section helps readers grasp quickly some of the current issues of the day. We’re also featuring a number of relevant presentations in our “Around the Republic” area. Pay close attention to what is happening in Oregon!
For those who have not tuned in to our “Citizen Voice” Live Video Programs, you missed Willaim Federer last Monday afternoon. Our program, for now is being live-streamed via the Wisconsin Christian News network. You can catch the link to the recording — all recordings are posted in several places on the internet. They are posted on the WCN-TV site where they are live-streamed. They are also on the Youmaker site:
and the Strike Force of Prayer site: https://strikeforceofprayer.tv/
However, viewers would be able to see a description of each episode on our Citizen Sentinels Network site: https://citizensentinelsnetwork.com/category/citizen-voice/
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These words and images are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the David Project’s “Messages of Light.” Please receive today’s messages as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their lives. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we humble ourselves, seek His face, repent, and turn from wickedness – may we repent for our failure to seek God’s truth, seek His love, and seek His Will. May repent for own timidity in taking greater responsibility to reflect His light into the darkness of our world and to be better stewards of that which our Father in Heaven gave to us.
Why Character Education? (part III)
(A course to teach 13-14 year old children.)
The following is the third part of a three part article with the same title. Parts I and II were posted in previous editions. However, in this last part, some of the previous parts will repeat the introduction of the entire article once again.
When you are younger and told to have “good character” and told what to do to practice good character, it “feels right.” So, when young, you don’t really question it.
But now that you are getting older this is the time of life when you start questioning everything. Asking why things are the way they are. Why is “good character” good? Why does it matter if someone has good character or bad character? Who or what determines what is considered “good” and what is considered “bad?”
These are really clear questions, but in our current society if you ask your parents or other grownups these questions do you get really clear answers?
Generally, the answers given are that you will be happier if you’re good. Other people will like you better. You don’t end up in jail. And variations on those ideas.
But what if the real answer is much more concrete?
Rule one and two are about disciplining yourself, to train your thinking and feeling so your actions will stay within the boundaries set that keep the world in order. And just like gravity, the more you keep within the boundaries the more freedom of movement and action you will feel.
And then Rule three is to handle, treat, care for other people’s things and public things like they were your own things. When someone steals from you it feels like a violation of you. When someone borrows something and then doesn’t return it, or returns it broken, we feel some cosmic rule has been broken. When we hear of a public figure using public money for themselves, we all feel there is something wrong there, another internal violation.
So too, Rule three requires discipline. Our natural inclination is to take care of our own things but not as much other people’s. That’s okay, there’s nothing wrong with taking care of our own things. God made everything and gave it to us all together, but He allows us to take ownership of the things we work with as it allows us to develop generosity. If we have no ownership we have nothing personal to share with others, and generosity has less opportunity of developing in our hearts.
But the planet is a big place and most of it will never be owned by any individual, and yet the whole planet needs care. Mankind is to take care of the planet, like taking care of a garden. It needs constant watching, pruning, and cleaning. So it is important to train ourselves to treat other people’s things, and publicly owned things, with the same care as our own. When we do that, our sense of personal ownership and responsibility expands, eventually to include the whole planet and then even the universe. Yes, the universe. We are meant to learn to take care of this planet properly and then move on out to other planets, designing them and taking care of them just like the Earth.
Each Rule comes in order in your life. First, you learn rule one and treat other people’s hearts kindly. Learn to want every single person to succeed in their life: Everyone you come in contact with. Mankind has no sides, we are all in this together. Any fights you have with others are actually a reflection of inside yourself. The conflict is inside of you, and solving that is where you find your solution. The less conflict inside yourself, the less conflict you will have with other people. They are just as much loved and as important as you are, every single person.
Then, as you get older you learn and follow rule two and only have sex with one person in your life. This will allow you to have stable relationships. You can feel safe in your place, your home, your family. We all long to belong and following rule two allows that to happen much easier.
And then, as you get older still, you can master rule three and learn to take care of all things properly, not just your own. Your sense of personal ownership will expand and you can become the master of the force of love. That will make it likely that your physical life will be a happy successful one. And it is essential to prepare you for your life after the physical one, as the next world is the world of thoughts and feelings where everything you think is instantly done.
Throughout this piece, the word “love” has not been used often to describe the feelings that happen at each stage of disciplining yourself on the three rules of the Force of Love. That has been done on purpose. We have been educated that love is an emotion, something that comes and goes with us having little control. But you do have control. What happens as you put these rules in action in your life is that the emotion of love will come more and more into all the things that you do. When you look at someone and want them to succeed in their life you will feel love for them. When you carefully have sex with only one person you will be free to interact lovingly with all people. And when you learn to care for all things you will feel love for all things and deeply want to care for them. Each of these rules becomes not a duty and heavy responsibility, but a joy to follow and perform as the emotion of love fills your life.
If the Force of Love is ruling you then you have no freedom and no joy, like a person constantly falling down and constantly getting burned. No fun. If, on the other hand, you are the master of the Force of Love you can thrive and enjoy your life. Working in harmony with the Force of Love is the real definition of “good” and why good character matters.
Sunday | May 23 | 8 pm EDT
Join us for a special NIGHT OF PROMISE hosted by Gordon Robertson of CBN and Jonathan Bernis of the Jewish Voice. Special guests include:
Pat Robertson • Joel Osteen • Joyce Meyer • Mike Huckabee • Don Moen • Kathie Lee Gifford • Paul Wilbur • Samuel Rodriquez • and many others
You won’t want to miss this amazing event, when today’s Christian leaders and musical artists gather to bring you a spectacular night of worship and encouragement. We’re believing God for a great outpouring of His Holy Spirit as we celebrate Pentecost 2021.
Watch NIGHT OF PROMISE on
Video Views – Onward and Upward!
Taylorsville High Choral Program: Concert Choir My Country Tis of Thee – 10/15/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTybGalVD1I
From OANN TV: Original Trump May 19th Interview (Part I) – 5/19/21 https://tv.gab.com/channel/garpunk/view/original-trump-may-19th-interview-part-60a7c8692418bcaeaa9421c4
From “God Bless the U.S.A.” (featuring Lee Greenwood – 5/25/20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwEcz9nABNg
From The Victory Channel/FlashPoint: Watch What Begins! Hank Kunneman, Lance Wallnau, Mario Murillo – 5/20/21 https://flashpoint.govictory.com/episode/watch-what-begins-hank-kunneman-lance-wallnau-mario-murillo-may-20th-2021/
From Renew Collective: Psalm 91 (Live) – On Eagles’ Wings – Official Video – 11/3/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HLIF2Dq57o
From FOX News: Alveda King slams Chicago Mayor: America, wake up – 5/21/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCAawOleeDw
ARISE USA MUSIC! WHITNEY HOUSTON SINGS BATTLE HYMN LIVE! – unknown date
From FOX News – Tucker: Anti-White training almost mandatory on state’s schools, Tucker reacts – 5/22/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjq30vQttU4
American Minute for May 19 by William J. Federer – The Invincible Spanish Armada was sent off to conquer England this day, 1588. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMyWGJVa9OI
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From The Daily Signal: 19 States’ AGs Urge Biden to Reinstate Keystone After Colonial Pipeline Hack Causes Mass Gas Shortages – 5/18/21
From The Epoch Times: Supreme Court Agrees to Take on Major Abortion Case – 5/17/21 https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/supreme-court-agrees-to-take-on-major-abortion-case_3818477.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-17-1&mktids=9d8c8b2f819350362957c1bfd9fe8c8a&est=cP6cSVSwOyLPbM4EEJI0ZgRKgdUvEhrrSQR0IIQrS6csLxmsyXPwP%2FyK%2FTVJyA%3D%3D
From The Daily Signal: Democrat Left’s Critical Race Theory Preaches Black Failure – 5/21/21
From The Epoch Times: Rand Paul Says He Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Show Me Evidence’ – 5/23/21
From The Times of Israel: Claiming victory while sitting in Qatar, Hamas chief says ‘we destroyed project of coexistence with Israel’ – 5/21/21https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/claiming-victory-while-sitting-in-qatar-hamas-chief-says-we-destroyed-project-of-coexistence-with-israel/?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content=
From National Pulse: ACLU Counsel Doubled As Professor For Chinese Communist-Run University Flagged For Espionage – 5/13/21 https://thenationalpulse.com/news/aclu-counsel-lectures-at-ccp-university/
From Ministry Watch: Russell Moore, Baptist Ethicist and Trump Critic, to Leave ERLC for Christianity Today – 5/19/21 https://ministrywatch.com/russell-moore-baptist-ethicist-and-trump-critic-to-leave-erlc-for-christianity-today/
Around the Republic – What affects one, can affect all! News From Colorado –
From Let us Worship w/ Sean Feucht – “Let Us Worship” in WINDSOR, CO – 5/10/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6fUTYut9ek
News From Oregon –
From The Epoch Times: Oregon First State to Require Vaccination Proof for Maskless Entry Into Churches – 5/21/21 https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/oregon-first-state-to-require-vaccination-proof-for-maskless-entry-into-businesses-workplaces-and-churches_3825230.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-21-2&mktids=9102242f3f53c14976657096793f54ef&est=%2FvAd7q1yiWJ4Rt1BFg%2F4NMCDW5oMipaHvIzLWjhIiT84IsIq%2BG0IGYugnaKBXw%3D%3D
News From Pennsylvania –
From WND: Military family fighting HOA for right to fly American flag in yard – 5/23/21 https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/military-family-fighting-hoa-right-fly-american-flag-yard/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=wnd-breaking&ff_campaign=breaking&ff_content=breaking
News From Tennessee –
From Trump Train News: Biden Administration Secretly Flying Migrant Children Into GOP State – 5/20/21 https://trumptrainnews.com/2021/05/20/report-biden-administration-secretly-flying-migrant-children-into-gop-state/
News From Texas –
From FOX News – Texas economy is ‘booming’: Gov. Abbott – 5/23/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFhcmhtjq_g
From The Epoch Times: Texas Senate Passes Bill That Bans Critical Race Theory From Classrooms – 5/23/21 https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-senate-passes-bill-that-bans-critical-race-theory-from-classrooms_3826711.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-05-17-1&mktids=9d8c8b2f819350362957c1bfd9fe8c8a&est=cP6cSVSwOyLPbM4EEJI0ZgRKgdUvEhrrSQR0IIQrS6csLxmsyXPwP%2FyK%2FTVJyA%3D%3D