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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Rewarded Confidence
May 16, 2023

“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.

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What About John?
May 15, 2023

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.

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Living Intercession
May 12, 2023

"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!

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Under God
May 11, 2023

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.

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SPL See You In Court
May 10, 2023

“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.

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Financial Frankenstein
May 09, 2023

"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.

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Man Will Babel
May 08, 2023

“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.

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Wise Builders
May 05, 2023

“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.

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May 04, 2023

“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!

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Fake Feminists
May 03, 2023

“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.

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Cultural Priority
May 02, 2023

“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.

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Ouster Reasoning
May 01, 2023

“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.” Matthew 5:11 (NASB95).

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

Tucker Carlson was surprisingly ousted at Fox News the Monday after he gave a rousing speech for the Heritage Foundation during which he argued the outdated binary political lens is woefully inadequate to confront the issues of our day.

He stressed that abortion zealotry and the transgenderism movement are theological phenomena. Political rhetoric is insufficient to confront and defeat objective evil.

Reports are swirling now that Carlson’s “spiritual talk” made Rupert Murdoch, Fox Corporation’s CEO, uncomfortable.

Is that why they fired their most popular host?

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April 28, 2023

“And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 (NASB95).

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

As comforting as it is to know that eternal life in the tangible, manifested presence the Messiah is our home, salvation is not intended to focus us exclusively on the eternal state. In fact, Jesus explicitly instructed His disciples that we are to be reproducing disciple-makers.

Central to following Christ as his disciple is denying ourselves daily. Living self-willed, self-absorbed, and self-centered lives is actually contrary to the call to follow Christ. Denying ourselves is a daily priority if we are to follow Him.

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Go to the Other Side
April 27, 2023

"Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds” Matthew 14:22.

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

Here Jesus instructed His disciples to cross a lake and meet Him on the other side of it. As they went, they were met by a violent wind storm that halted their progress.

Often in our Christian lives we receive clear instruction from the LORD, only to be met by an obstacle that halts our progress. We must, however, recognize that the onset of a storm does not cancel out God’s instructions.

Halted progress does not equal denied destination.

When Jesus directed the disciples to go to the other side, He absolutely meant for them to get there.

Delay does not equal denial.

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Fatherhood Matters
April 26, 2023

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

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

Statistics show that children who grow up without a father are 5 times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime. They’re 9 times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. Yet the percentage of children born to fatherless homes has skyrocketed in America. As of 2015, 25 percent of white, 53 percent of Hispanic and 73 percent of black babies are born into fatherless homes.

While Scripture teaches that the weight of raising children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord falls upon fathers, seems like we need a movement that says fatherhood matters.

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Saul's Armor
April 25, 2023

“Then David said to Saul, ‘I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.' So David put them off” 1 Samuel 17:39.

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

As David prepared to face Goliath, Saul tried to outfit David with Saul’s personal armor. But David didn’t have Saul’s armor when he faced the lion or the bear, and David realized he did not need the armor to slay Goliath.

Today, many Christians yield to the temptation to be hipper, cooler, and even a little fuzzy on the clear teachings of Scripture in order to face the Goliaths of our day. But Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men" John 12:32.

We don’t need a cool light show to be an ambassador for Christ. All we need is to offer what we have freely received.

We know the transforming power of Christ because He has transformed us.

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Gates Are Defensive
April 24, 2023

“I will build My church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18.

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

What are gates? They are defensive tools used to keep stuff out, to keep an advancing force at bay.

Too often the enemy is successful in putting Christians on defense, when the facts are the Lord established His church as an aggressive, offensive, territory-taking body.

The Lord never meant for us to sit on the sidelines of life or to cower in the corner as a result of the wickedness in our culture.

A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. The light of the world cannot be contained.

The Lord is building His church and the mamby-pamby gates of Hell shall not prevail against us.

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The D-Word
April 21, 2023

Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scoffers.

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

One word has proven to be debilitating in our society: the D-word.  Discrimination.

What we fail to realize is discrimination is not automatically a dirty concept. We discriminate against thieves and murderers when we send them to prison. We discriminated against sexual predators by keeping them away from children. And yes, we rightly discriminated against men when we keep them out of women’s restrooms.

According to Psalm 1, we have to discriminate against the counsel of the wicked in order to be blessed. Good thing God isn’t debilitated by the D-word.

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Be Transformed
April 20, 2023

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2 (ESV).

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

Paul’s epistle to the Romans was written to believers. This verse highlights the fact that it’s possible for Christians to be conformed to the world’s ways.

The word “conformed” there means to be squeezed into the mold of another. Rather than to be squeezed into the world’s mold, the Lord requires us to be transformed by having our minds renewed by God’s Word.

Everything about us must be held up to the light of Scripture. And whenever there’s any discrepancy, we must be transformed.

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Doers of the Word
April 19, 2023

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  James 1:22.

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

This Scripture underscores the harrowing reality that permeates the life of many who profess to be Christians. The blessing of being a Christ follower comes not only from hearing God’s Word, but obeying it.

James continues, “for if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.  For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.  But the one who looks into the perfect law of liberty and perseveres, being not a hearer who forgets, but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing."

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