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“Shaken up”

Posted: June 14, 2017 in politics, Society
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I know I am going to get some flack for this and almost decided not to post this yet even when a tragedy, one as terrible as violent acts on elected officials takes place it is cause to pause and think.  Maybe I am just morbid in my thinking. Maybe I just say what the first thing is that comes to my mind. Yet it appears members of Congress were shot by a coward.
 Rightly so, members of Congress are “shaken up.” I don’t want to undermine this, yet maybe just maybe.  These men who vote to send soldiers into combat for profit, who wish to essentially kill people by taking away healthcare, these privileged few who lord over the people with draconian laws imprisoning more people than Russia and China combined, the list goes on. Let me make it clear these acts of violence against unarmed people are cowardly and detestable, yet so is the actions of those who were “shaken up.”  It is easy to impose life threatening action from behind a desk, it is not so fun when the shoes on the other foot. 
I pray for the Congress this day the members and officers injured, and those traumatized by this wicked event.  Maybe it will bring about unity and a time of reflection on why there is such division in America. 
God bless.

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As we are still trying to get over the election of 2016 hoping that things do not get any worse, Nate gives us some words of Jesus regarding division.  As you know we are experiencing great division in this country.  Is it a sign of the times? Are we on a path towards a great revival?  Or our we headed down the road of destruction?  Find out on this episode of The Backyard Preacher Podcast.

“Owe no one nothing but to love one another.”  During this divisive time we must look to the scriptures to see how we as Christians should act during a Trump Administration.  Nate will discuss Romans chapter 13, allowing us to deal with the upcoming crisis.

 

What the heck, Donald Trump is President elect!  This news has rocked many to the core as they stand in disbelief that such a man could be President of this country.  As I have said before it is not Trump we must be concerned with, it is his followers who have been emboldened to live out their built up hate.  We must not lower ourselves to their level.  We must instead be Christ to all people, love overcomes, we must fight the good fight even if it leads us to our own cross!

The church needs to read our own parables given by our Master.  We should also ask for repentance for our love of money.  Money has truly become our God.

The national economy is a scam. At one time a man could graduate high school and land a job which could support a home, wife, and 2.5 kids. It’s not that way anymore many families working full time are eligible for “entitlements” which the term is often misused. Unless we suggest only the lucky ones with more wealth have the privilege of having a family. many have a misconception that receiving state supplements to survive is something that is desired. Nobody wants to live on welfare, but we must also realize the government does not care; in fact longs for a welfare state. Food, housing, and financial supplements serve to allow the what I call modern slaves of society to have families, preventing a desire from becomeing entrepreneurs or gaining  greater heights, that said is financial success really what we as Christians should be concerned with? Let’s not forget we pay our tithe to the state as Isreal of old in order to fund social welfare programs to help those in our Lords image. The church does its part but cannot match the government’s provisions. While it is appealing to think of the church being the center of social well fare it is not equipped, nor I believe the thousands of denominational differences between us could allow for such to take place. Also I do not believe a theocracy on this earth is the way towards true Kingdom living. People have lost hope in the “American dream” it is a fantasy which few find and when they do become angry they fill the grocery cart of the less fortunate and then claim Christian values. If we truly took the parable of the Good Samaritan to heart we would not complain but be happy to help supplement our brother who lives in worse conditions, works crap jobs, to serve those who have more. And we somehow think that they think they are taking “our” money? Should a man rob God? The famous line used in churches to create guilt for the offering plate. Then we turn our nose at the poor. Nobody thinks they are entitled, people are born to survive and will do so however they can. However they find opportunity. Not alot of opportunity going around at the moment, but follow the money. Corporations are overseas, and only those in which it makes sense to stay here do so and are forced to pay a living wage. See we blame the youth, it’s not the youth it is what the youth have been born into. I argue not that they have not been born into a state of entitlements, but a state of Greed. Yet are we supposed to praise these Wallstreet banksters who trade money like a commodity and think they are blessed by God because they have wealth? Wealth and earthly luxurious do not equal to Godly blessings. The begger Lazarus can show us this. Yet we mock the begger while we tear down barns to build bigger ones. Yes our Lord was truly correct the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

You can allow the outcome of this election destroy your inner peace, cause division in your household, and literally cause an end to America as you know it or come to an understanding that the Kingdom of Heaven is near and has nothing to do with American politics. No matter who is elected next month let us fear not and continue in the Spirit of love to all people.

Soon after the election of 2016 America as we know it will come to an end. Yes that is right we are on the edge of a complete collapse of the United States as we know it. That is if you believe some big name preachers and church leaders such as Franklin Graham. The conservative reverend has stated that America is close to its end like a new reincarnation of Babylon. http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-warns-america-our-end-will-be-near-160821/

Of course as we know looking back at history all countries and empires come to an end, it is natural; I am not hoping for America’s end, I find it hilarious that so many are so worried. The modern “Super Apostle” Dutch Sheets who I do not believe has officially endorsed either candidate, yet you do not have to be smarter than a 5th grader to know whom he and his “Appeal to Heaven” movement is appealing will win the election. I myself heard Dutch speak to a local congregation during the primaries he spoke in disdain that a “socialist” was doing well in the polls. Of course he did not mention Bernie Sanders by name but you get my point. You can read all about his desire for a President and in his view the vital importance we vote for the right candidate.

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/58938-dutch-sheets-america-will-choose-her-destiny-with-these-7-ideals

Finally there is Jerry Falwell Jr. I could not be more saddened by the President of Liberty University the school I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I do not even have to share a link to let you know how Falwell thinks and as a President of a major not for profit University I feel it is inappropriate for him to drag the University its students and alumni through having to associate ourselves with the likes of Trump.

Yet all is well, Hillary Clinton will become the next president and all of prophecies will change and the Republican Party will do its best to keep Hillary from doing anything positive. I am reminded of when Obama became President the world was also coming to an end, yet here we are 8 years later and in my opinion America has never been better. This is in fact the best time to be alive! So what is it that the far right radical Christian conservatives want? I believe that they would be happy with a Christian theocracy while complaining about Islamic sharia law it would not be a problem for them to impose a Christian one. The hypocrisy is beyond reproach. They cry about gun rights, welfare, LGBT rights, and abortion and while I consider myself be pro-life there is much that could be done to prevent the number of senseless abortions in this country. (Poverty=abortion). There also must be an understanding when the mother’s life is in danger, it does no one any good if two lives die when one could be saved.

Personally I am not a big Hillary Clinton fan and I am definitely not a Donald Trump fan. I was a huge Bernie Sanders supporter I even gave him a dollar through his website. I am not saying that the Presidential election is not a rigged, owned by Wall Street, and a dog and pony show. As a matter of fact I think it kind of is. Do you know what I think is so hilarious? Yet at the same time sad, the way many conservative Christians truly believe any of this matters.   Many conservative Christians feel that the end is truly near, that America is at a crossroads. Let me put it like this every day each of us is at a crossroads in life. Every day we must decide to be good people or not. Every day we must have faith that God is in control regardless of what we think is right or wrong, instead of trying to place so much energy in this kingdom our energy must be placed in our heavenly Kingdom.

We do need to appeal to heaven, not for the next president of the United States but for the spiritual awakening of mankind. Not a people who desires to force Christian law upon a people, but to allow them to choose. To see Christ in all people just as if we were entertaining angels. To pray God’s will be done His Kingdom come! Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton will bring about any of these changes. This is not about Supreme Court appointments it is about human enlightenment.

Let us take some time to think about what the Master said in regard to politics which divide us as Christians. Jesus said “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25, NIV). We as Christians must stand united in living out a lifestyle that follows Jesus. Jesus himself was not overly concerned with the politics of his day. He desired that even his people under occupation from the Romans render unto Caesar what is Caesars. He was in opposition to the religious leadership of his nation yet even in opposition cried out to call Jerusalem together. In much the same way I am calling us to come together in unity for the true Kingdom.

In closing I desire to ease your fears, it is going to be ok! Regardless of who becomes President of the United States we have nothing to fear, and if you do fear then you are in need of healing. A supernatural healing to soften your heart and allow love to enter in, as the Apostle said love drives out all fear. It is time we stopped listening to who we think are our Christian leaders and look within ourselves, at the law written on our hearts. To not just listen without question but instead question everything. To not assume that we know anything, but be humble enough to say we know nothing. We will witness good leaders, bad leaders, and leaders in between. While human leaders do have an impact on our earthly lives, they have absolutely no impact on our spiritual lives; unless we let them. This is why I stated that America as we know it will come to an end. It is basically your call. You can allow the outcome of this election destroy your inner peace, cause division in your household, and literally cause an end to America as you know it or come to an understanding that the Kingdom of Heaven is near and has nothing to do with American politics. No matter who is elected next month let us fear not and continue in the Spirit of love to all people.

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