The Hamilton Minute

The Hamilton Minute is a power packed 60 seconds where we tackle the issues of the day through the lens of God’s Word. You don’t want to miss a moment of it.

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In Leaf

“And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.”  Mark 11:13 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Corner.

From a distance, the fig leaves gave Jesus the impression that there was fruit on the tree.  Upon closer inspection, the tree was fruitless.

Perfect church attendance and ministry activity cannot replace actual Christ-like fruit produced in our lives.

From a distance, it can appear as though we’re bearing fruit but what would we find with a closer look?

Are we content with fruitful appearance or do we yearn for the real thing?

May 29, 202300:01:00
Divine Advantage

“Then Elisha prayed and said, 'O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see…'”  Excerpt from 2 Kings 6:17 (ESV)

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Corner.

One morning, Elisha’s young servant went out first thing and saw the Syrian army surrounding Elisha’s home town. The servant was racked with fear and cried out to Elisha, “What will we do?” Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid.  There are more with us than are with them.”  Then Elisha prayed, "LORD, open this young man’s eyes.” The servant then saw mountain full of horses and chariots of fire!

As opposition mounts in our lives, fear not, the LORD - who is in us and with us - is greater than the hostility present in the world.

May 26, 202300:01:00

"Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”  John 15:2

No one likes to suffer difficult circumstances.  In this era of easy believe-ism it's often conveyed, “If life isn’t always smooth we’re doing something wrong.”

The Scripture teaches us, however, that our LORD often meets fruitful branches with additional pruning.  The pruning is not punishment.  Its actually to make us even more fruitful.

If you’re in a rough spot right now, take heart.  What may feel like the squeeze to end all squeezes could very well be the LORD’s pruning for additional fruitfulness.

When the LORD prunes us He does so for our good.

May 25, 202300:01:00
Mercy and Truth

"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged; and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” Proverbs 16:6 (KJV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton III and this is the Hamilton Minute.

We live in a day when churches are filled with people ready to hear and receive God’s mercy. Unfortunately, however, it is often accompanied by a de-emphasis or concealment of the truth of God’s Word.

Paul, the salvation-by-grace-through-faith Apostle, was asked if salvation is solely a product of grace what benefit then does the law provide. Paul responded, “Without the law, I wouldn’t have known God’s righteous standard and how far away from it I was.”

Any presentation of God’s mercy absent of God’s truth is no Gospel at all.

Iniquity is purged by mercy and truth.

May 24, 202300:01:00
Inalienable Rights

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Psalm 119:89 (ESV)

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

The American republic was founded on the principle that rights are given to us by God, not man.  As a result, men nor government can take them away. That’s why our Declaration of Independence refers to our rights as inalienable rights.

Government’s role then is to protect the rights that God has given to us.

The first freedom listed in the bill of rights, which government is entrusted to protect, is religious liberty.  The founders did this because they know that free exercise of religion is the fulcrum for all liberty.

Wherever the flame of religious liberty is extinguished, all liberty is imperiled.

May 23, 202300:01:00
Step Down Faith

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.  This is a desert place."

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

At the height of a Holy Spirit outpouring in Samaria, when the gospel was being preached with great power, and droves of people were converting to follow Christ, the Lord instructed Philip to leave Samaria and head south to Gaza.  Philip didn't know what divine appointment awaited him.  Through his ministry to the Ethiopian eunuch, the gospel would spread to Africa.

He left the crowd to serve one.

I call this "step-down faith."

It's easy to step up for the attention and applause of the masses, but do we have step-down faith?

May 22, 202300:01:00
Heaven's Preview

There were added that day about 3000 souls."

My name is Abraham Hamilton III and this is the Hamilton Minute.

The day of Pentecost concluded with 3000 converts being added to the initial body of 120 believers.  Then that 3120 spent time together daily going to the temple and interacting in each other’s homes. They devoted themselves continually to the apostle’s teaching, fellowship, sharing meals together and praying together.

The 3120 that made up the early church came from Turkey, the middle east and Africa, and included Arabs and Romans.  In addition to the geographic and ethnic diversity, they also spoke different languages.  Yet they were made one family in Christ Jesus.

Scripture has the answer to the issues we face today.

May 19, 202300:01:00
Turn Aside to See

"And Moses said, ‘I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned’” Exodus 3:3.

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

In the burning bush encounter Scripture records that it began as Moses kept Jethro’s flock Exodus 3:1.

“When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, 'Moses, Moses!' And he said, 'Here I am'" Exodus 3:4.

Notice, God didn’t speak to Moses until He gave full attention to what God was trying to show him.

Diligent attention to daily duty is necessary.  We must be careful, however, not to allow duty to become an idol.  Are our hearts still sensitive to God? Can God still get our attention?

May 18, 202300:01:00
One Body

"For just as the body is one and has many members and all the members of the body, though they be many are one body, so it is with Christ.  For the body does not consist of one member, but of many."

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Look briefly at one of your fingers.

You've just witness one of the greatest displays of God's creative intent there is.  No other person in all the world, even an identical twin, shares your fingerprint.

God specifically designed each of us to be unique.  That means we shouldn't try to carbon-copy anyone else in the Christian faith.

If God made you an arm in His body, or a kneecap, praise be to our glorious God for drawing us to become a part of His body.

How freeing it is to realize that we were never meant to copy anyone but Jesus.

May 17, 202300:01:00
Rewarded Confidence

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward” Hebrews 10:35 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Sometimes there’s a delay between crying out to God in prayer and seeing those prayers answered.

It is imperative for us in those times that we don’t waver in our confidence in our God.

The next verse goes on to say, “For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:36 (ESV).

You see, the delay between supplication and delivered answer is one of the ways God develops endurance in us.

He desires that the roots of our faith grow down deep, that we become trees planted by rivers of living water … steadfast, immovable, always abounding in His work. In this we grow beyond superficial Christianity.

May 16, 202300:01:00
What About John?

Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

At the climax of the account when Jesus restored Peter’s personal relationship with him, and Peter’s call to ministry, He saw John following them.

Jesus had just predicted that Peter would give his life for the Gospel, when Peter said, “What about John, LORD?”

Jesus responded, “What does he have to do with your calling? You follow me.”

With those words, Jesus hit a consistent flaw of the human condition.  We derive value and self-worth by comparing ourselves to other people.

Your ups, your downs, your failures, your victories were never meant to be compared to other people.

We have been called to serve an audience of One. The only approval you need is His.

May 15, 202300:01:00
Living Intercession

"So Aaron took it as Moses said and ran into the midst of the assembly. And behold, the plague had already begun among the people. And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped" Numbers 16:47-48 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Often, when the concept of intercession is raised, we normally think about prayer and we should. Prayer is one form of intercession.

Here, we see another – living intercession.

At the climax of a plague, Aaron runs into the fray, armed with incense, and where he stands, the plague stops. Aaron literally stands between the living and the dead.

May God move us to be living intercessors for our day, and where we take our stand in Christ, the plague stops!

May 12, 202300:01:00
Under God

You shall have no other gods before me.

My name is Abraham Hamilton III, and this is the Hamilton Minute.

In 1954 Americans lived under constant threat of nuclear attack from the USSR.

When American children practiced duck and cover in classrooms across the country, President Eisenhower realized that our pledge had no distinction from any other republic.

After hearing a sermon on February 7th of that year, President Eisenhower signed a law adding the words “under God” to our pledge.

The president recognized the true source of unity, of indivisibility is unwavering submission to the God of the bible.

As we go about our day, let us all remember the only true source of national unity is submission to almighty God.

May 11, 202300:01:00
SPL See You In Court

“For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

U.S. District Court Judge W. Keith Watkins ruled in a lawsuit against the SPLC that the

Plaintiffs have nudged their defamation claims — premised on SPLC’s designation of [their organization] as an anti-immigrant hate group — across the line from conceivable to plausible.

In doing so, the judge rejected SPLC’s effort to have the lawsuit against them dismissed by The Court.

This is the very first defamation lawsuit challenging SPLC’s “hate group” designation to make it to the discovery stage.

The truth may be exposed through discovery.

May 10, 202300:01:00
Financial Frankenstein

"For the love of money is the root of all evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10(a) (KJV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

34 state financial officers representing 27 states shared their deep concern with the new Federal Housing Finance Agency policy that has just gone into effect in a letter sent to Mr. J. Robinette Biden and Sandra Thompson, director of the agency.

The letter says argue that this new policy absurdly makes it more expensive for people with good credit to buy houses. Americans who’ve built a good credit score and saved enough to make a strong down payment should not be penalized and forced to pay more to own a home.

This financial Frankenstein is brought to you by DEI.

May 09, 202300:01:00
Man Will Babel

“Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Geoffrey Hinton, a cognitive psychologist and computer scientist known as the “Godfather of AI,” resigned from Google due to his concerns about AI.

The veteran computer scientist is alarmed that AI tools often exhibit unexpected behavior as it teaches itself new information. He said,

The idea that this stuff could actually get smarter than people… most people thought it was way off… I thought it was 30 to 50 years or even longer away. Obviously, I no longer think that.

May 08, 202300:01:00
Wise Builders

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 (ESV).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Our world that is changing quickly and dramatically. But we do not have to fret. Jesus, as He concluded the Sermon on the Mount, already told us how to prepare ourselves. Submitting ourselves to his Word with regularity and consistency is one part of the preparation strategy. The other part is doing what He’s said.

The coming rain, floods, and wind are inevitable. He didn’t say “if” they come. He said “when” they come. Having Christ’s Word, but failing to obey Him qualifies one for the hall of fools.

May 05, 202300:01:00

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.” Psalm 127:4 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Mr. J. Robinette Biden took a break from his ice cream to make a rare speech in public. He did so just long enough to remind everyone of his regressive vision family that dates all the way back to Horace Mann, Dr. Chester Pierce, John J. Dunphy, John Dewey and others.

He affirmed the idea that “our nation’s children are all our children,” meaning that individualized family units are so out-dated and a collectivist view of children is the policy and practical preference.

Objection! We do not co-parent with the government. My children—my responsibility!

May 04, 202300:01:00
Fake Feminists

“But they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Romans 1:21(b) (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

Will Thomas, the man who swam competitively for the University of Pennsylvania for three years who conveniently decided in his final year of collegiate eligibility to identify himself as a woman and go by the name “Lia,” suggested in a recent podcast interview that women who connect womanhood to biology are “fake feminists."

So the guy who harassed women in the locker room after swim meets, exposing his intact male biology, has the audacity to declare himself the arbiter of authentic feminism.

I’m sick of this whole stupid game and I refuse to go along with this insane nonsense.

May 03, 202300:01:00
Cultural Priority

“A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 22:5 (NASB95).

My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.

A Bridal magazine out of India has featured a hairy male model wearing a dress on the latest digital cover of Brides Today, an English-language Indian publication.

I guess the idolatry of diverse culture gets shoved to the back of the bus if those cultures don’t comport with the sexual deviancy social political orthodoxy of our day.

Do you think the people of India celebrate this sexual and identity perversion as its done in the West? They will try to force Indian culture to bow too.

May 02, 202300:01:00
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