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My Heart is Heavy for America Today

My Heart is Heavy for America today

“You have answered me” Psalm 22:21b

Except for Psalm 22:21b, my heart is heavy indeed. I am resolved in whatever direction the world turns now: Let the LORD have His way!

My heart is heavy for America today as I watch the process of the media impatiently pushing for Joe Biden to be president. My heart breaks for the nation of America, and half of its people, who are led by a bombastic but patriotic man; President Trump carries on in spite of a hateful media and 15% of the nation’s loudest and most violent socialists scream to oust him. Mankind is certainly staring into the abyss and my heart is heavy. Because whether we like America or not, whether we agree with President Trump or not, whether we believe in climate change or Biblical prophecy or capitalism or not, where America goes the rest of the West and perhaps the rest of the world will follow.

We are on a precipice: do we soar toward righteousness or do we fall into complete depravity and shame? The middle ground is all but obsolete, absorbed into one extreme view or the other. Fence-sitters, it’s time to choose.


Did the Democrats cheat on the election? If they did and they get away with it, it is the end of the free world. This is NOT about who is the best president but about who actually won.

I take my stand, not by my opinion nor my deepest fears, but by faith. I do not know what GOD will choose. For example, I don’t know if President Trump will continue to be president of the United States beyond 20th January 2021. I know that if he does, he may only be delaying the inevitable. Or if Mr Biden becomes the president, it seems inevitable — by the words of his mouth — that globalisation will be pushed, and will likely be established very quickly. With it, personal freedom will be gone with a final breath. Then it seems, the vast majority of humanity will despair!

As might I, but for one thing: a phrase in Psalm 22: “You have answered me.” (v21b)

Dear friends, GOD always answers a prayer.

Today the world as we know it is under attack. Some of the systems have been imperfect, but now we are staring into the face of godlessness. Morality is at an all-time low. The globalists are at the door and pushing to alter the stock market, the infrastructure of fossil fuels, the economic structure of the West, with a lean toward extreme socialism (research: Global Reset). What does that mean and how does it relate to those following Jesus, whose lifestyle encourages us to share?

It means the political classes around the world will unite around one cause and have the power to achieve it: absolute power over humanity. Dominating and crushing free thought, free expression and freedom to prosper, personal freedom has been under increasing attack. With the “Political Class” (President Trump calls it “The Swamp”) dominating in America, freedom will end and it will end quickly.

The opposite is Jesus, who came to give us abundant life, and inherent in that is freedom.

Where is hope?

When Jesus was on the cross he quoted Psalm 22:1 “My GOD, my GOD, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) But then he said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), completing his task — offering salvation to the world.

David wrote Psalm 22 and within it are the prophetic words, “They pierce my hands and my feet” (v16) and “… for my clothing they cast lots” (v18). He also wrote, “Save me from the lions mouth…. You have answered me.” (v21)

GOD always answers.

As Paul wrote in Philippians, “but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward calling of GOD in Christ Jesus.” (v13b-14)

And that is what we must do. We pray, we trust, and we move forward according to GOD’s will and plan.

Yes, my heart is heavy for the world, and even for me and my family and friends, because if the interpretation of End Times prophecy is true, and if we are in Daniel 7 or Matthew 24 or Revelation 6 or 19/20*…. then the end is approaching. (*there is so much on End Time prophecy and different ways to interpret Daniel or Matthew, Ezekiel or Revelation, that I encourage you to study and to do your own research.)

But if the end of the world as we know it is near, then so also is the new earth (Revelations 21).

It is my complete belief that we must let GOD… we must pray, His will be done on earth as in heaven. Yes I celebrate those who have faith to believe absolutely that right will win in the battle over America. And I agree with them in prayer. But I also have another conviction, that GOD’s will must be done. These are not contradictory statements, nor are the confirmed to be in total agreement. Ultimately, the one must supersede the other as in all matters. We love and serve a righteous and sovereign GOD and He alone knows how the end and the new beginning will best be accomplished. In that I encourage us all to put our hope. Releasing the authority back to GOD who has given it to us for the earth, enables Him to bring righteousness. Praise GOD, He reigns!

Blessings, Sarah 

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Civil War: attack on the main stream media vs civil war in America

Mine is a fairly obscure site. Yet it is still with some trepidation that I write this message of concern. In America, there is a very real threat of Civil War if the media does not stop taking sides and begins instead, to print and broadcast without bias what is happening in the post-US election period.

This post is much more about the media than it is about politics. Or it would be if the media hadn’t put itself in such a tenuous position with its clear bias and its political editorialising and gagging rather than reporting of the news.

Statistically, the media on count, throughout the campaign for president, criticised President Trump over 1000% percent more than the opposition. For every slang on Mr Biden, there were over 100 slangs against the President. One might easily say that the personality of the president gave fodder to criticism. Fair point. Except that what the media did not report was news based upon neutrality, which is what reporting is meant to be.

Then there is the suspicious silence of factual, evidenced-based material based about Mr Biden’s involvement in “business” in China, Russia and the Ukraine. Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses was ignored by all tv press and all but one newspaper in the States.

Far more serious now is the “reporting” that there is no election fraud, when clearly there is. The federal Department of Justice and the Justice Department in Pennsylvania have already accepted proof of that. That the New York Times says there isn’t not only denies evidence but also fuels those against the system. Hatred against President Trump has blinded the media of the power and consequence they are playing with.

What the media is setting up is a civil war scenario where — whatever happens as a result of vote re-counts and visits to various courts — the decision the people will make will be based upon what has been reported to them. Some in the MSM are “reporting” that the president is attempting a “coup”. What this implies is, if he does win the presidency for a second term, those massed against him will fear it, believe it, and may fight against it physically. Haven’t we had enough of the looting and violence against innocent businesses and people, under the cloaks of BLM and Covid protest? Even before President Trump’s inauguration in 2017 some refused to accept him as president. Some of those same people now are attacking him for not conceding what they never conceded. Isn’t that hypocritical? But I digress…

The other side, those who are pro-Trump are also strong in number and in voice. What will some of them do if the protocol in dealing with this situation is not followed scrupulously?

The media is very quick to accuse the president of denying democracy; however, he is standing on the principle that all votes that are made legally should be counted, and those made illegally should not. Isn’t that a fundamental principle of democracy? So is the DOJ. So is the government of Pennsylvania. Even if the president loses the count, isn’t it important to stop the fraud?

Those who oppose the president say he should go quietly? Well, apart from the fact that Mr Trump doesn’t seem to do anything quietly, should he ignore voter fraud and pretend it doesn’t exist?

If the president is wrong in his assessment of the result of the vote, that will become apparent. If he is right, it will be dealt with.

So will the MSM please stand up, grow up, take their roles seriously and stop acting like propaganda machines. Set aside your political opinions and biases. Why don’t you stick to commentaries where appropriate, learn to listen to and read the evidence, or leave the journalist arena. There is too much at stake to continue to try to manipulate the truth, ignore the facts, and insult your perceived opponent. America has an excellent constitution. Read it, learn it, and allow those with the authority to do so, apply it.

The American Constitution is founded on a principle, “In GOD we trust.” It will stand regardless of who wins or loses this election. Those who don’t like it need to learn to live with it rather than stop those who do like it from living accordingly. Otherwise, in an effort to change it, you’re now in danger of destroying the nation entirely.

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US Election Result: Moving Forward

The US election result is IN at the time of my writing. It’s unofficial but unless the other side can prove corruption in postal ballots, Mr Trump will step aside and Mr Biden will take over on 20th January.

How to cope: for those who have “lost”

For those who’s candidate and policies appear lost, we must pray and we must love. GOD may have a new way to continue the shift towards Godly ways in Western society, that the American administration sought.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (1John 4:18)

If your concern for the nation and for the world has increased as a result of the election result in the US, please be encouraged: as you love, you not only challenge your own torment, but the ploys of the evil one are also overcome. 

This requires great contemplation, with or without regard for the election result. Selah, as the Bible uses in Psalms. Selah marks a pause for reflection, and we must do much of this moving forward.

Love in our personal lives

We who know Jesus are called to love. And where we know we are loved by Our LORD, and where we know we are called to love others, we will have no torment, no fear, no doubt, no shame; in Jesus there is only love.

In my own life, I have been contemplating this truth. I have much more to contemplate. But as I take stock, take time, take the Word, I realise:

I fear much. That comes from a weakness to control. Control is ungodly. I surrender my desire to control.

I am tormented sometimes. That comes out of a yearning for a different reality.

I love much. Therein lies my grace toward others and GOD’s grace toward me.

Perfect love is possible. Perfect love is fearless. As I love GOD, as my faith grows, as I trust Him, I am not afraid for others nor for myself. 

Those who are called by GOD are few. Those who respond are fewer. But when I love GOD, and entrust others to Him, I know I’ve done all I can for them. And fear subsides.

As to the election and the future of the world? 

We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and rulers of this Age (Ephesians 6)

When I look at those whom I do not trust who hold political power, I refuse to hate. Instead, I look to GOD for justice and mercy: Mercy for those who are are under an evil influence, and Justice to those who do evil. 

The world IS in decline. We who know the resurrected Jesus hold the key to eternal life. As evil influences the world more and more, how much more must we live in love and pray for GOD’s mercy before judgment.

“Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;

’Tis grace that brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home.”*

We pray for more love in us

Love is the starting point, not for healing in nations but healing in hearts. Then, the healing of nations will follow.

Hallelujah. We despair not. Love holds the key. Perfect love, like peace which passes all understanding, holds the power for life, joy, and the overcoming of all else.

This is not a quick fix. We must take time to reflect and to pray. It will take time. Selah

*from hymn, Amazing Grace by John Newton

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The Benefit of Another Lockdown

The benefit of another lockdown exists. 

For Believers, I’m not speaking about health safety, but about what ancillary helps arise from lockdown. And there are some. I’ve noticed I’ve been spending less time with the Holy Spirit recently, compared to earlier this year in the grip of the first lockdown. I suppose I need another lockdown to recalibrate.

This week in England, a second lockdown of a sort has been instituted. This follows what has been occurring all across Europe and in the other nations of the United Kingdom over recent weeks. Today is the first day of a month-long closure in England of all but essential trade businesses. Schools and other educational institutions continue. But work from home, which has become the norm goes on, service industries and fitness places are closed, shops beyond those which supply essentials are also closed. 

Why has our sovereign LORD allowed this?

I’m not choosing to discuss the merits of fighting Covid over fighting the fall- out from closures. I am weighing up how we can grow in these times by spending more quality time with GOD.

Lockdown offers a slowdown, an opportunity to reflect, contemplate, pray.

As we abide with our LORD, we grow in love and surrender. Surrender enables us to receive more of the Holy Spirit’s guidance and leadership: 

More of you, less of me, LORD!

Overcoming the flesh

As we walk in the Spirit of Christ, we become more like Jesus; we overcome the flesh and live in the fruit of the spirit, including more peace, love, joy and all the other fruits.

Walking in greater love and surrender: allowing Jesus to prepare his bride; defending us against worldly distraction — however “good” the cause; deepening our understanding of GOD’s word, His ways, His truth. These can only be good things.

This is the antithesis of rebellion

It is equally possible that this lockdown is a ploy to shepherd citizens into greater fear and docile capitulation. Tyranny may well be at our doorstep. There is an abundance of conspiracy theory and alternative scientific views about how to manage this virus. But we must choose to look up, to rest in His presence, to trust in His word.

GOD is sovereign and He has given us the governments of His choosing. Romans 13 tells us this.

Lockdown is at best, a human effort to protect. It is not a spiritual battle.

Lockdown gives society the opportunity to reflect, revise, reshape, spending more time with our children and less time in the rat race.

Church as we know it needs to revise. It is based upon Greek thinking and roots that are a far cry from Jesus’ initial church. Can we let it go to let GOD raise up His church? I think we can, and we must.

Shortcomings of the Church as we know it

There are some excellent aspects to the organised church. It offers a sense of family to those even without family. It gives an opportunity to learn about GOD, for those already in the family of GOD and also for those still outside. 

But is everything that is “the Church” operating as Jesus intended? I don’t think so. It seems to me that church, in the main, is more about people and less about Him. Worship is more about how we feel and less about His Glory. It is top-ended and front-focused, a system rather than what was recorded in Acts 2:42-47:

“They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and they ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising GOD and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the LORD added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Let us embrace lockdown as an opportunity

To dwell more deeply with the LORD and even to return to church with an altered mindset can be our goals. Let us trust that our sovereign GOD will never leave us nor forsake us, and that His battle is for the hearts and minds of the people. Our role is to dwell in His presence and to prepare as His bride. When He pronounces us ready, there will be much to do. Let us wait on Him for His timing, His anointing and His leadership.

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Psalm 2 Election Prayer

Taken from Psalm 2, here is an Election Prayer for USA today, UK Parliament tomorrow…..

“Why do the nations rage,

And the people plot a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the LORD and against His 

Anointed, say,

“Let us break Their bonds in pieces

And cast away Their cords from us.””

This is speaking of Yehovah GOD and His son:

“Yet I have set My King

On My holy hill of Zion”

“You are MY Son,

Today I have begotten You.

Ask of Me and I will give You

The nations for Your inheritance.

And the ends of the earth for Your possession.”

Jesus, we ask you to give us this day Your victory over the nations:


Over the American election today,

Over the parliamentary decisions in England tomorrow,

So that we may rejoice with you with trembling.

We “kiss the Son, lest he be angry,”

We do not wish to perish along the say.

Amen.

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How to overcome Gloom

How to overcome gloom is a question best answered when the gloom has lifted, and best digested before a next episode arises.

Gloom is that dark, oppressive sense we have when something hits us emotionally or spiritually. It’s like our car being sideswiped while we’re in it: unexpected, without warning, hard!

Triggers are small but explosive: a tiny difference of opinion with someone dear (or even one not-so-dear) to us; a bit of foreboding news, whether in the paper or on tv (there’s so much news at the moment that is negative) or more family-oriented; realising we’ve made a wrong choice which we cannot change. As you’re reading, I expect you’re thinking of something right now and wondering, “Could that be a trigger?” Yes, probably.

Gloom is temporary: that’s the first and most important thing to realise when  you’re in it. The dark sense of hopelessness will not remain; and that knowledge is the first step to getting through it.

Gloom is separate from us: it is external or biochemical but it is not a part of you. It may be demonic, in which case you pray it off, bind it or cast it out (getting others to help can be useful). It may be biochemical, in which case eat healthy, drink fluids, exercise (endorphins lift us naturally). It may be based on a thought, so to trace the gloom to a particular mindset or discovery which has brought you down can constructively help you through it.

Gloom is down so look up!: Jesus and worship music lift us from the heaviness of worry, desperation, listlessness and gloom. It may take some effort to get to a point of celebration, but putting on positive, life-giving worship music is sound advice (pardon the pun!) Singing is even more powerful. Dancing is a great option. The point is to look up to our GOD, lift up our voice (even if it’s to cry out rather than to sing), and move out of our misery physically. Writing it out, using creative expression of any kind, helps to move the gloom out and away from us.

Gloom is oppressive: it’s not GOD. Is is flesh and we have overcome the flesh, the devil and the world through Jesus. It is not to be condemned when we feel gloom, but rather to know we’ve been rescued from it and He can overcome it for us. 

Gloom may be prophetic: What we experience may be only a piece of what others are experiencing. Elijah experienced serious fear and futility when confronted with Jezebel. And yet, GOD said he was not the only one for GOD’s word but there were 7000 others (see 1 Kings 19:1-18). We are not alone in our gloom and in fact, we may experience it for the sake of prayer for others. You are not alone, we are not alone; and we stand for others so they may not fall.

Summary:

We best play our part by asking GOD to take the gloom and to help us through it. Knowing it is temporary, separate from us, oppressive, and knowing that looking up and away is not denial but sound strategy helps us through. Whether external forces and circumstances or internal dismay has brought about the gloom, facing it, working through it, trusting GOD is in even this, will help us until it passes. 

Know this: we can rejoice in all circumstances, and when circumstances take away our joy, we can allow GOD to carry us. Surrender in everything makes anything possible.

Love, Sarah xx

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The Unpopular President: Donald Trump, President of the United States

“Opinion separates, but the Word unites.” Paul Wilbur

Although I totally agree with this statement, I’m launching into a commentary about President Trump. Here goes…

President Trump is the unpopular president

And yet he is the president of the United States.

He’s like Marmite: If you are British you’ll understand the comparison. If you’re not, I’ll just say, regarding most people it seems, re Donald Trump: you either love him or you hate him!

Donald Trump’s unpopularity began when he announced his running for president in 2016. Before that, he was quite a celebrity figure. Some liked him, others didn’t. But no dislike compared to what he has experienced since his presidency began. When he said he’d run for president, some celebrities said they’d move to Canada if he won. Well, he won, but those people did not migrate over the Canadian border. They did complain.

His unpopularity got much worse when he won the election. Some young people shouted, “Not my president” and refused to recognise his authority or role as head of the United States. Their behaviour was encouraged. Why would aggression against the president be endorsed?The majority of the media took the side of the protestors.

It got worse and worse as the media revelled in his unpopularity, mocking him, initially calling him Trump rather than the President. The mass media did not recognise his authority with respect, and so it fed those who vehemently disapproved of him. Matters only worsened.

And all of this was within weeks of the election result. He’d not yet even been sworn in.

As his unpopularity escalated, he got louder.

He is a loud, direct person. In fact, isn’t this personality quite like the concept — rightly or wrongly — that some non-Americans describe as quintessential American?

Who hates him most?

Those in opposition have shown the president no grace. Nancy Pelosi won’t even speak to him on the telephone, although her role as Leader of the House of Representative obliges her to do so. During one official engagement, she stood behind him in her official duty, but rolled her eyes as he spoke and tore up the copy of his speech in front of the cameras. Why does she hate him so much?

Although he does not have an easy personality, it is my believe that even if he were the most docile person on the planet she and others with the same political agenda would still despise him. It is not who he is but what he does and what he stands for that she despises.

What has he accomplished as president? Here are some of the victories:

  1. Peace treaties between various Arab nations and Israel
  2. Weakened Iranian threat as the Iranians turn their backs on their hostile leader
  3. Moved the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (a promise made by successive presidents repeatedly for over 30 years)
  4. Withstood vitriol and impeachment
  5. Lowered unemployment and raised employment of black and Hispanic minorities countrywide to the highest level in history
  6. Raised blue colour employment
  7. Called out the Chinese government for unfair trading
  8. Ensured Nato nations paid their agreed share for defence.
  9. Legally and fairly increased the judiciary toward a more conservative ie Constitution-supporting Supreme Court

With so much accomplishment, why is Trump so despised?

I think he’s disliked for three key reasons: 1. His politics and 2. His personality 3. the agenda of Cultural Marxism

His politics is right of centre. He seeks to uphold the American Constitution as it was designed. This opposes the Democrat effort. They are for personal liberty and against a conservative view of the American Constitution. This battle between traditional values and extreme liberty has been raging for decades. Now it has simply escalated!

Add to that, a corruption and greed for power and money in politics…. and you have why Trump ran for president: to recapture the economic success and moral compass of America. That is what “Make American Great Again” means.

Ironic isn’t it, that he was a ladies man for decades. He’s been married and divorced several times. But then, he who loves much has been forgiven much.

It is my thought that the Republican Party, who has had its share of corruption, has been mostly cleaned up in these past four years. Many who disliked Trump initially have come on board because they see the integrity of his plan and his execution of it (when not blocked by Democrats).

Now to his personality: The Media, Hollywood by-and-large, the the Democrats are left of centre. This means, not only are there some crooked politicians controlling and manipulating of the political system, but most of the cards of publicity are in the hands of those against all that Trump stands for. The vast number in the Media are Democrat leaning. Over 90% of his coverage is negative. Programmes on the MSM broadcast negativity and hatred.

What we do matters more than what we say

From the time Trump was nominated as the Republican candidate for presidency in 2016, he has been quoted as saying some hair-raising things. Most were historic. More recently, he has been mis-quoted. And sometimes, he is actually quoted properly and yes, he has said some irksome things.

Donald Trump is not an easy personality to digest. He is a fallen man, like all fallen men. But he’s managed to do a lot of good for the nation, in spite of a constant barrage of accusation, with absolutely no grace given by those in opposition. He’s lost half his fortune while acting as president and still the other side accuses him of making money from being in government.

He has done much of what he promised to do. This has made him (un)popular.

Offence is the best defence

There is an expression which I think comes from American Football: offence is the best defence. Certainly this is how people in America are being played by the powerful against their president.

The primary accusers in government are covering their own immorality and corruption. Or even where it isn’t the case a particular opponent is corrupt, there is a long-term agenda of Cultural Marxism* by the elite: they sow a recipe of suspicion, accusation, hatred, violence, looting in order to reap anarchy and the end of Christian tradition and the Family. A principle of “Crush Trump at any cost” is pushed — verbal and physical attacks know no bounds. Black Lives Matter is run by people who have an alternative agenda. They don’t exercise compassion for the plight of minorities but rather put them in the front line and sow hatred — even between black citizens and black cops. There is no grace, no search for peace. This is all to push forward an anti tradition agenda where anything is acceptable in order to damage Christianity and the Family. These are the prime targets of Cultural Marxists, with Trump is the current arch-enemy. The philosophical belief is that all truth is relative and any absolutes must be destroyed, so to “Make America Great Again” would mean to revert to traditional values and customs, and to promote capitalism.

Further opposition

Pandemic

Covid-19 has decimated the world economy. China in already bouncing back, while the Western democracies are entering a second wave. Trump is single-handedly being blamed in America for its pandemic crisis and when he says it’s China’s fault, his haters call him racist. In fact, when he was friendly to China he was accused of being in its pocket and when he calls out that nation for starting the virus, he’s called a racist.

American unpopularity

Some Americans are coming to realise that internationally, Americans were not particularly well-liked during the twentieth century. On the whole, Europeans disliked Americans since WWII. Americans only began to recognise their international unpopularity during President George W Bush’s presidency — with 9.11 and the (Second) Iraq War. It isn’t right to paint all people of a nation with one brush, but unfortunately, stereotyping does happen, and in the case of Americans, they have been stereotyped as loud, rude and ignorant, the very qualities that Donald Trump has embodied.

Could this be why some Americans don’t like him?

Trump: a Reflection

The Americans citizens who don’t like President Trump find him unbearable, like squeaky chalk on a blackboard. My theory is that they are ashamed of him because seeing and hearing him is like looking into a mirror and being horrified by what is reflected back.

But GOD

Now here’s the thing: GOD has put President Trump into the White House, just as He has put every nation’s leader into power, throughout history, one way or another.

Is Trump — as painted by the media and political opposition — a proper representation of President Trump? Does it matter?

Romans 13 begins, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from GOD. Therefore whoever resists authority, resists the ordinance of GOD, and those who resist will bring judgement upon themselves.”

Those who have resisted President Trump’s presidency will experience judgement upon themselves.

A new election

Of course as in any democracy, people have a right to choose their president. I don’t believe, however, that anyone has the right to try to oust who wins just because they don’t like him, which is fundamentally what has happened in the United States since November 2016.

Why are some not planning to vote for Trump the second time around?

Is it because his policies have changed? But they haven’t really, have they? He raised employment hugely, including that of the minority groups. He’s rebuilt manufacturing in America’s heartland. He tried to revise health care (though was blocked by the House of Representatives). He tried to complete the wall (though much of the funding was blocked by the House of Representatives). He’s combated illegal immigration (the cages photographed were actually from the Obama administration, although they have also been used since 2016). In foreign policy, he has supported Israel and endorsed Jerusalem as its capital. He’s moved Arab nations to work with Israel, aiding stability in the region. He’s got allied nations to pay their fair share in defence.

Is it because of his response to Covid-19? But who has got it right in the Western Hemisphere?

Is it because he’s annoying? Sure he is, but do we vote for a personality or for policy?

Here’s the nub: Has media pressure or individual pride infected some to reject Donald J Trump as a person and as the American President? Has the wave of objection and unpopularity become an infection as pervasive as Coronavirus?

To the Americans who follow Jesus

What is it about Jesus that lead us to follow him? What made the people follow him when he walked the earth? He wasn’t good looking. He didn’t say nice things to everybody (which is why the Pharisees wanted him dead). The people followed Jesus because of the miracles, his wisdom and his anointing.

Donald Trump in no way can nor should be compared to Jesus. But who is he and how did he get elected? What has he done to honour being kept in office? Does anything of what he does echo Jesus’ teaching?

Who has GOD anointed as American President for this time?

Four years ago people voted for Mr Trump because of his policies. Those haven’t changed, so why are some turning from him now?

I think GOD has allowed this president free rein. This man’s tongue is often hard to bear. Should that matter to the voter?

I believe the LORD is exposing the heart of American Believers. If His Word matters, if His principles matter, then how should those who follow Him respond vis a vis this upcoming election?

Who is the candidate who best supports GOD’s Word and His principles?

Consider fact not media gossip

What does each candidate say about the Bible? About the Unborn? About Israel (which is still the apple of GOD’s eye)? Whom do you believe?

Who has best served the minority groups: blacks and hispanics in particular (by economic progress rather than a quote taken out of context)?

Who has best demonstrated, when in office, integrity and the outworking of the word he has spoken?

Each voter must investigate and answer that for him/herself before voting. It takes quite a lot of effort to follow the person rather than the media. It takes discernment too, to untangle the motive behind any message. Each must work out his own choice. My prayer is that folks will work out their own and not follow what someone else suggests.

How will you vote?

In these turbulent times, I don’t think an election is about personality but about encouraging the Kingdom of Heaven coming to Earth.

I pray all voters will pray, “Not my will but Your will, Father” and then vote accordingly. Then the election result will be in line with GOD’s perfect will.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

*Cultural Marxism – research The Frankfurt School or better yet, read “Into the Lion’s Den” by Steve Maltz (available on Amazon)

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Spirit of Rebellion is Rife in Society — Exposed: Trade all for the Glory to GOD

I heard the Shofar in our neighbourhood today and I wonder if anyone — beyond myself and the person blowing it — knew what it was? All glory to GOD!

Society today

Whether Black Lives Matter (which of course they do) or Belarus oppression (of course a corrupt government should “go”) or Secondary School Grades (certainly grades must represent pupils’ progress accurately) — rebellion against what is perceived an injustice is expanding across the globe. Even though the causes may be reasonable, rebellion is dangerous in today’s society, for we are on an international precipice of anarchy, for which Satan lusts.

We are in danger of anarchy

Not taking the authority of our leaders seriously is dangerous.

It is dangerous because without authority, either society implodes or nations become authoritarian in order to prevent further chaos. Although leaders have become weak and moral bankruptcy seems the norm, the Word of GOD has not changed: we are to pray for our leaders and to take their authority seriously (Romans 13).

Freedom has had its hand. Oppressed societies have seen reformation and revolution. But freedom — once something to be cherished — has been badly abuse. Now our rebellion is reaping clash and chaos.

Freedom is in decline

With the gradual expansion of personal freedom (women’s vote, the pill, legalised abortion and divorce are just a few samples of such expression) and the desire for Western-styled democracy around the globe; from the explosion of sexual and political expression and recreational drug abuse during the 1960’s in the USA and UK, to Arab Spring — citizens across the world have demanded their rights to liberty and so have they received. But have we not gone too far now, where the exploitation of liberty has led to an attack of the most fundamental of our freedoms? Now freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of faith are under threat as many vocal youth and those who support them, seek to ban that which is distasteful to their tender feelings and brand it as unlawful. Speaking our minds has become unacceptable, even illegal in some cases.

And so, ironically, our freedoms are in decline; bit-by-bit, in order to restore order, we may well lose our rights altogether, in the name of human rights and freedoms.

Remain GOD-focused

People of GOD, we must not get caught up in the “fight” for Human Rights. Though many are righteous causes, they are fleshly causes and however justified the complaint may seem, the spirit behind it is rebellion, not GOD.

Instead, People of GOD, we must:

  1. pray (Philippians 4:6)
  2. be led humbly and of the Spirit of GOD (Romans 8:14)
  3. purify ourselves unto GOD and be not of this world (James 4:8 and John 18:36)
  4. be effective in our prayer and witness (2 Timothy 1:3 and Psalm 66:16)

We must not join the bandwagon but rather, allow GOD to set us apart. This is CRUCIAL, for His will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:9-13) .

We are followers of Jesus, in order to bring Glory to GOD. Jesus pointed to the Father, and called us all to himself so that we might be saved, and bring Glory to GOD. We have been set apart. We are not of this World, but we exist to bring Glory to GOD. We are to be in the World but not of the World, and we bring Glory to GOD. We trust in Him and bring Glory to Him. This time on Earth is short, we are in transition, on a journey, to bring Glory to GOD. Extinction Rebellion and all other strands of rebellion today are ultimately of the Enemy’s doing and do not bring Glory to GOD.

Love, Trust and obey

We must stand in obedience to Him only, raise up the standard of Truth and Life in Jesus, pray for GOD’s will to be done on Earth as in Heaven, and love, trust and obey. That is our duty, that is our call, bringing others to a knowledge of the Truth, not by raising the voices of self-righteousness, not by joining the crowd, but by being the standard bearers of GOD’s love, mercy and truth.

Hallelujah, all Glory to GOD and Amen.

 

 

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Food for our Health

Psalm 103:5 says,

“Who satisfies your mouth with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Father GOD takes care of our health when we take care what we eat!!

Hallelujah, what else is there to say?

Shalom:)

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Beware the Spirit of Rebellion: Spirit of Rebellion in the UK

Black Lives Matter. Women’s Lives Matter. Babies Lives Matter. Muslim Lives Matter. Christian Lives Matter….

But human rights can get in the way of real communication and real progress, and sometimes it does.

Human rights doesn’t seem to look at culture and can demand equality rather than recognising there are differences that need resolving. Just shoving a label of accusation at one group and and demanding rights for another isn’t a real solution, is it?

When I saw recently that the UK government was being sued by some Christian churches because of the lockdown, I thought that was an ultimate betrayal of the spirit of freedom, and the scripture that asks us to pray for and obey the government (Romans 13, Titus 3).

There is a spirit — an evil spirit — behind the declaration of human rights. Please hear me through…. the sentiment is precious and relevant and important. But split the hair and what do you get? An excuse for complaint, defiance and rebellion.

When our blood begins to boil at perceived injustice, ask: is this the Holy Spirit? If it is not, it is the flesh (1 Corinthians 3). There is no middle ground.

I think life matters. I think church matters. But GOD matters more than anything else, and He wants us to be changed, transformed, through the renewing of our minds, not through strife and demand. Fighting the government is not what GOD wants. And we, in our pursuit of Jesus, Holiness and Sanctification, must want what GOD wants.

Rebellion in the guise of the pursuit of our human rights is not Godly.

Church, wake up to what GOD is saying. He is sovereign. He is not disturbed by a virus, but He can use that virus to speak to us. In all circumstances, we allow GOD to reign, correct? So, let us rise up in faith, and spiritual warfare…. but not warfare in the flesh. Let’s not assume church is meant to remain as it was. Don’t fight for what GOD wants to change. Swim in the stream of the Holy Spirit. Discern and discover how GOD wants to move now.

I will follow on in another blog post, more about church and our need to allow GOD to reshape His church — His people — into the likeness of His son, Jesus/Yeshua, the “author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.