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Brexit is Done, at last.

Battles hard fought and hard won are the more valued victories. That we have left the EU is almost unbelievable to me. Watching the news and seeing it in the newspaper headlines helps. We’ve left! Hallelujah. Praise GOD. We’ve left. I’m so relieved.

Some people do not agree the future is hopeful. It’s important to be sensitive to others but not hide or apologise for being happy; rather, let us try to carry others with us.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice.” (Philppians 4:4)

When we minister to others the Truth of Jesus and the Gospel, we must not hide our joy and delight. Brexit is nowhere near as important, but there is a similar importance to allow ourselves to rejoice when we are happy. Let us be free to enjoy our sense of freedom and victory that has come from leaving the EU and to enjoy the rebirth of freedom for the nation of the United Kingdom.

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Brexit: Time to pray specifically… as the Father leads.

Time to pray for No Deal Brexit

Forgive my presumption… although actually, I don’t think I’m presuming.

Yesterday morning the Father woke me early. It was to pray.

Once I finally got myself up and focused, I prayed.

I was surprised by what He spoke to my spirit: Pray for No Deal Brexit.

Really?

I’ve deliberately kept my opinion out of my prayers. Weeks have passed where, if I were “in the flesh” I would have told the LORD precisely what to do and how to do it! But no, I was led, over and again to pray, “Your will be done, on earth as in heaven,” and only that.

But yesterday He broke through with more – a direction, a specific. And so I prayed and am praying,

“Father, let there be breakthru. Let there be a Brexit with no deal.”

That’s what was voted for, before the media and those who want the UK to remain in the European Union, decided to “interpret” the vote, complicate it beyond all comprehension.

This post may confirm for some, go against the grain for others. But quite simply put, that is how the Father has asked me to pray. I share, hoping others will hear the Father’s heart and do likewise.

GOD BLESS.

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GOD has heard and is In Charge: It’s our time to surrender

In contemplating the implosion of the democratic process around the world, with particular consideration of the BREXIT process in the UK, I’ve not been posting but have been thinking… And here’s what I’ve come up with:

Hallelujah! The parliamentary system isn’t broken. It is being severely tested.

So far, we have a divergent House of Commons and a rogue element of back benchers in the governing Conservative Party who are trying their best to make a rogue Prime Minister (heading in a direction different from the House) accountable.

So far, the system is protecting the country’s sovereignty and it’s democracy – though there is the ever-present threat against it.

Now, I happen to know that a lot of prayerful Christians have been praying “GOD’s will be done.” So, it’s time we trust that same GOD we’ve prayed to, trust that He’s heard and is in charge, and let Him lead as He will.

Shalom, everyone, GOD’s Peace be upon our undeserving nation. Amen.

Yes, there is intrigue. Yes, there are divergent opinions and some looking to thwart the result of a democratic vote taken in 2016. Yes, those who seek to evade that result also do so in the name of democracy … “Let the people re-vote in the name of getting a different result.” But still, at every turn, there are voices of integrity as well as voices of manipulation. Yet, we have prayed.

Now let us trust that the voice of GOD – the will of GOD – will be done as we have prayed and declared.

Amen and amen.

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The will of the people & the will of GOD: Are they the same?

Democracy & Sovereignty vs Oligarchy and the Vassal State

(WARNING: This is purely an opinion piece; I share it and my accusations as such and am not purporting it to be fact*)

“And end to democracy!” the people cry. Is democracy dying?

Well, no, not really. But Theresa May has deceived her colleagues and the people of the nation of the United Kingdom. If this is Brexit, and “Brexit means Brexit,” then I see it as the end of the democratic state of the United Kingdom.

It’s happening all over the world… beginning in Europe, proceeding to the United States, and with these leading nations sucked into the masse indoctrination of the Global State, who’s left? Taiwan? As the best-acting form of democracy in Asia (according to a CNN report), most people vote, and their voices are heard. But it’s a tiny nation compared to the world, and how long can it survive against the tide going in the opposite direction?

As an intercessor, I feel just about defeated. I sort of “see the writing on the wall” for democracy and Great Britain….

The writing says, “The end of the Church Age, the End of Great Britain. The end of Democracy and the Sovereign State.”

Why? Because…

… though the move to Globalisation is, in my opinion, a bad thing, the media paints it as good by nature of their anti-nationalist/anti-patriotic stance. The youth don’t know any better for they have lived in a more global atmosphere than previous generations. So as old die out and young take over, it’s a race between Sharia Law (in the UK at least) and Globalisation. There’s little room for true democracy, where the population gets to hear issues presented in an honest (Ah, that’s gone too!) and impartial platform, and are given the right to vote as they see fit. That’s been seriously eroded by postal/on-line voting as well as the media propaganda.

Why do the Youth hearken to the cries for ‘Globalisation!’?

They are idealists, by and large. To “do good” through accepting migration, those of poorer nations get into a rich nation and will be better off. So goes the theory.


Ha. But with migration on a massive scale, and violence and crime becoming a part of it, the richer nations will not hold on to their wealth indefinitely, and the lowest common denominator will prevail.

Experience and an understanding of Jesus’ teaching tell me differently what works:

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself.”

I wonder how many who hear this only focus on the last phrase and see red if folks don’t agree. Others who see the whole commandment yet focus only on the latter part, if they believe in GOD at all, assume they understand and represent His position on giving to the poor.

But Jesus also said, “The poor you will always have with you,” and when you honour GOD first, and seek His voice, He will direct your path — including how to help the poor and distressed. I’m not confident that many people who see their democratic right to vote, see it linked with their faith, and seek to vote the way the Father guides.

Or perhaps, it is GOD Himself who wants democracy to end. Perhaps democracy is part of the deception — part of the “We can build the Tower (of Babel) and there is nothing we won’t be able to achieve”… Perhaps the ultimate has been being self-governed through democracy.

Or perhaps democracy has been a gift from GOD to mankind, so that we might experience man at his best… and worst…. and value our freedom as ordained by GOD.

All I know is, my intercessory life is hard-pressed to dive into prayer vehemently at present. I am, instead, dismayed and how the United Kingdom has been guided to a place of Brexit in name only, and there is a contrivance to keep it tied to the UK in spite of a democratic result that favoured the end of the ties.

I am reminded of the line from a film, delivered by Peter Finch…

“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

How about you?

Postscript:


I write this on the heels of a report in Paris, where currently there are riots. People are fed up with ever-higher taxes (a new 6% petrol/diesel tax has been imposed). The little man is fighting back. But will he win? The majority did vote for their current president, by the way, who has imposed these taxes… contrary to his promises before election, I believe.

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A Great thing about Brexit

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One great thing about Brexit* (and yes there are good things about Brexit) is that politicians are putting their own views and their constituents’ votes ahead of party politics. So it would seem at least. As item after item is discussed and voted upon with close results, gradual progress is being made to carve out an agreement between the UK and the European Union.

Votes in the British Parliament are close as various pieces of the Brexit agreement are being decided. But whether from the Labour or Conservative parties (not much mention seems to be made about the Liberal Democrat vote), Member of Parliament representatives are voting what they believe is best rather that what will make them get ahead in politics; they are certainly voting across party lines.

The result of votes on pieces of the agreement are close, and why shouldn’t they be? The vote to leave the EU was 52% and to remain was 48%; therefore it makes sense that parliamentary votes would reflect that closeness as members vote on various aspects of the final agreement.

I wish the media would have this insight. I find instead they are making a rats’ nest of already complicated information, ideas and decisions. As a “leaver” myself, I wish everyone would be more optimistic, but where they cannot be, that’s okay. Politicians are voting with passion and that is interesting and important in an overall democratic environment that otherwise seems increasingly cynical and self-seeking. Most of the public seem to be wishing the government would simply get on with the matter rather than continue to bicker or try to change how the referendum vote turned out.  But in any case, right will be done, in the long run, regardless of the media or political agendas.

It’s good to hear and read in the news that tiny-increment-by-tiny-increment, progress is being made. Hallelujah! GOD’s Will be Done in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales. My word of wisdom: Fear Not! Great Britain, the best is yet to come:)

 

*Brexit is the colloquial term used for the legal process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union following a majority referendum

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Theresa May: Does Integrity in Politics pay off

I wouldn’t take her job if it were offered to me.

PM of Britain. Did Theresa May stand in the mirror as a sixteen year old and practice a victory speech after a British Federal Election and thank her imaginary voters for making her Prime Minister?

I’ve given a few imaginary victory speeches in my life, but never for winning a federal election.

This woman has guts and there seems to be very little glory. She’s running again… As a politician she’s been in many elections but this will be her first as leader of the Conservative Party in Britain, the favoured to win in the election on 8th of June.

But – to my transAtlantic readers I address – how is it that there is an election if she’s in the favoured party and there isn’t an election due for three years? What’s the point?

The point is that Theresa May stepped in when PM David Cameron lost “his” referendum on European Union membership. He stepped down and out of politics and, after a brief tussle for leadership, Ms May won and has been at the helm ever since. But while the people in the country seem to like her more than they liked her predecessor, some in her own party grumble. And there are many grumblers in the Senate as well… grumblers not against Theresa May in particular, but sour grapes or “rumbly tumblys” over the issue of Brexit. Of course there is the issue of voters not actually voting for Theresa May as their PM but that’s a relatively minor issue in the Parliamentary System that Britain has.

A year ago Britain went to the polls and voted to leave the EU. It wasn’t a resounding victory, in fact it was quite a surprise and quite a close result. But Theresa May has worked uphill just to get through the initial process to trigger the exit. And, by the way, she wasn’t a Leaver! She didn’t particularly want the country to leave the EU but since it has voted to do so, she has pulled out all the stops to make sure it happens.

Now that the trigger has been fired, and the UK has formally told the EU “We are leaving”, comes the hard task of making a good deal with the EU and countries around the world, so that the bottom doesn’t fall out of British life. Theresa May has to do the dealing. But with many politicians wishing to remain and sticking in their heals, and moaning that they don’t like how she’s suggesting a post Brexit Britain will look, they threaten to make it darn near impossible for her to deal.

So she wants a big mandate from the public to proceed in the manner she has been doing.

She’s going to the polls — again. Against her personal desires, and against the wishes of most ordinary folk who are quite fed up with elections, she’s telling folks, ‘If you like what I’m doing to honour your vote, help me finish the job… otherwise, my hands are tied and we’ll get bad deals all-round’. Well, she hasn’t said that but that is basically an accurate picture. Remainers are still trying to avoid the inevitable reality of Britain leaving the EU, and seem still to be trying to influence and control the next steps.

Theresa May is working for an outcome she didn’t expect or express she believed in, and is doing it because that’s what the electorate voted for. That is integrity personified! From where I’m sitting, she is exhibiting democratic leadership and holding a selfless agenda.

The early polls suggests she’s going to win. If she doesn’t win with a big majority, those against her will hound and needle and track her until there is little room left for her to finesse and orchestrate her deals for Britain.

Yup, Britain is going to the polls again. Let’s see if the mandate she needs is what she gets. Let’s see if a selfless politician is able to bring Britain the new hope it voted for, and lead us into a new era — into the vast unknown. Sounds interesting to me. What do you think?