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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 | Author:

Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“… and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands…”
These two areas of public documents are sorely abused today even among conservative talk radio, TV and in other forms of communication. When was the last time you heard someone speak of our REPUBLIC, it is always our DEMOCRACY. Our founding fathers went into great detail describing why America was NOT founded as a democracy. It would eventually erode into destructive forms of government such as monarchy, dictatorship etc.
I have been reading the Federalist Papers and a history book about how our REPUBLIC was formed and the safeguards put into place to protect individual freedom and the virtue of the people. It was noted that it takes a people with virtue to keep our republic safe from evil people who become power mad and lead us away to ruin.
The first one I mentioned is being regularly abused, especially under Mr. Obama and company. The arrest of the pastor in Arizona for holding a Bible study in his home for instance. All his parking was OFF the street so that was not the issue. When have you seen a Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim leader arrested? In the city of New York, there are streets shut down as Muslims fill the streets to pray at noon and no one has been arrested.
Folks, we are STILL at war with Satan and right now he has very little resistance from the Church of Jesus. The Bible commands us to TEAR DOWN the strongholds raised up against the knowledge of God but the ACLU, GLISEN, Socialism, the American Communist Party, Planned Parenthood etc. etc. I am NOT suggesting physical violence to do this but the voices of MILLIONS of Christians, Jews and other moral Americans to force congress, state legislatures etc. to remove the freedoms to kill innocent babies, 53,000,000 so far since Roe v. Wade, the blatant attack on our religious freedoms by the ACLU, Americans United For The Separation of Church and State, atheists who can take a case to the Supreme Court by ONE man who built his whole complaint based on his daughter not wanting to say the pledge, but it turned out she had NO problem saying it. How is it that ONE person can get this kind of attention? Our nation has grown far away from the God of the Bible, who by the way is NOT the same God of Islam. America is in a very dark place today and the most of the church is not helping shed light on it.
What will it take to wake up the sleeping giant that, if awakened, could change darkness into brilliant light in a matter of weeks?
Do YOU groan at the condition of our nation spiritually? If you don’t then you are a part of the problem. Do you pray and plead with God to restore our land to Him? I wonder how many Christians just go about their daily lives enjoying the good life and are oblivious to the rotting condition of our nation? How many pastors are willing to preach the WHOLE Bible from their pulpits on Sundays? By the whole Bible I mean not just those texts that make people FEEL GOOD about themselves while continuing to live in open sin. By the WHOLE Bible I mean sermons on hell, repentance, accountability for our actions, homosexuality, heterosexual immorality, abortion which is the murder of innocent babies to the tune of 4,000 per day. What if 4,000 people died in one day, would this be major news? As a matter of fact less than that died on 9-11 and our nation came to a screeching halt for days. I see the March of Dines trying to save premature babies and babies with serious health issues but I wonder what their position is on abortion. I see Obamacare including abortion services at tax payer expense WHILE THERE IS AN EXISTING LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT FORBIDS THIS.
Folks, I sat down tonight to merely state two things that need to be restored to our vocabularies but you see what has happened to that simple blog. I would give my very life to see God restored to His proper place in this nation. To see Him exalted in private and public settings. To see pastors pray IN JESUS’ NAME at City Council meetings and football games and graduations and well you get my drift. I don;t see Muslims etc. forbidden to pray in their god’s name, do you?
Did you know that Christian worship services were held in our nation’s capital buildings for fifty (50) years, that Congress ordered and paid for Bibles for public schools. That WAS the kind of nation our founders formed. All the universities formed in the founding days were CHRISTIAN universities. You can see Scripture on the walls of Harvard, Yale and others even today, unless Ivy has been grown up to cover them. Don’t you long for the return of this kind of nation? I am not suggesting a theocracy but that would not be a bad thing anyway. God ruled Israel UNTIL the people wanted to be like the pagans and desired a human king to rule over them. God told Samuel that they had not rejected him but that they had rejected God by doing this.
Well I have written enough for one setting. May God stir the hearts of everyone who reads this. If he doesn’t we will in time feel the judgment of God on our land, as he did in Israel.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 | Author:

We Americans live under rampant use of the word democracy while in fact we are a REPUBLIC, as it says in our pledge: “… and to the republic for which it stands. “James Madison, in Federalist Paper #10, points out the founding fathers preference of a republican form of government over a democracy. Much was written about this noting their preference of NOT being a democracy. Note the following reasons.

If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote. It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution. When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens. To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed. Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.

By what means is this object attainable? Evidently by one of two only. Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression. If the impulse and the opportunity be suffered to coincide, we well know that neither moral nor religious motives can be relied on as an adequate control. They are not found to be such on the injustice and violence of individuals, and lose their efficacy in proportion to the number combined together, that is, in proportion as their efficacy becomes needful.

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking. Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.

The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended.

The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations. Under such a regulation, it may well happen that the public voice, pronounced by the representatives of the people, will be more consonant to the public good than if pronounced by the people themselves, convened for the purpose. On the other hand, the effect may be inverted. Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people. The question resulting is, whether small or extensive republics are more favorable to the election of proper guardians of the public weal; and it is clearly decided in favor of the latter by two obvious considerations:

In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against the confusion of a multitude. Hence, the number of representatives in the two cases not being in proportion to that of the two constituents, and being proportionally greater in the small republic, it follows that, if the proportion of fit characters be not less in the large than in the small republic, the former will present a greater option, and consequently a greater probability of a fit choice.

In the next place, as each representative will be chosen by a greater number of citizens in the large than in the small republic, it will be more difficult for unworthy candidates to practice with success the vicious arts by which elections are too often carried; and the suffrages of the people being more free, will be more likely to centre in men who possess the most attractive merit and the most diffusive and established characters.

It must be confessed that in this, as in most other cases, there is a mean, on both sides of which inconveniences will be found to lie. By enlarging too much the number of electors, you render the representatives too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests; as by reducing it too much, you render him unduly attached to these, and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects. The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.

The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter. The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression. Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other. Besides other impediments, it may be remarked that, where there is a consciousness of unjust or dishonorable purposes, communication is always checked by distrust in proportion to the number whose concurrence is necessary.

Hence, it clearly appears, that the same advantage which a republic has over a democracy, in controlling the effects of faction, is enjoyed by a large over a small republic, — is enjoyed by the Union over the States composing it. Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes of injustice? It will not be denied that the representation of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments. Does it consist in the greater security afforded by a greater variety of parties, against the event of any one party being able to outnumber and oppress the rest? In an equal degree does the increased variety of parties comprised within the Union, increase this security. Does it, in fine, consist in the greater obstacles opposed to the concert and accomplishment of the secret wishes of an unjust and interested majority? Here, again, the extent of the Union gives it the most palpable advantage.

The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States. A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source. A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.

In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.  (emphasis added)

I know that this is deep stuff but this is what our REPUBLIC was built on in the beginning. We need to begin using the correct term when referring to our method of government. The media loves to use the word that lines up with the Democratic Party, but erroneously. A republic is based on the rule of law while a democracy is based on majority rule. If this majority has evil intent then the rest suffer under it. The rule of law treats everyone as equals and does not allow emotions to rule the day.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012 | Author:

“It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.” Federalist #8, Alexander Hamilton

It is interesting to look at history and see how this has come true. Every war seems to usurp the authority of congress and increase the power of the President. How do we stop this abuse of power? We need to elect strict constitutionalists to office, true patriots of these United States. We MUST return to the governing authority of our founding documents. The constitution is NOT a living document that can be changed as we see fit. It is a set in concrete set of documents.

States rights are being attacked daily and these rights were guaranteed by the Constitution. Who could have imagined our federal government SUING states to try and control their freedom? We have a dangerous set of leaders today, especially in the Democrat party. These folks actually prefer a Socialist government over a Capitalist one. Our nation was built by folks who were free to succeed to any level they could, but today these folks are demonized as evil, greedy people.

Are you registered to vote in November? It is you CIVIC DUTY to do so and then VOTE for true patriots who will represent you and not their own agendas. I urge you to get into the flow to restore our land for future generations. Our kids cannot do this now, but we MUST do it for their sakes.

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Sunday, July 08th, 2012 | Author:

“Be strong and courageous, do not fear or e dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the hoard that is with him; for the ONE with us is greater than the one with him. With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 NASB (emphasis added)

“But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven. And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with a sword. So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.” 2 Chronicles 32:20-22 NASB (enphasis added)

If your outgo exceeds your intake, your upkeep will be your downfall.

“Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made FOR HIMSELF treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles, storehouses also for the produce of grain, wine and oil, pens for all kinds of cattle and sheepfolds for the flocks.” 2 Chronicles 32:27-28 NASB (emphasis added)

In 2 Kings 20 we find more of the story of how in his pride he showed his enemy all his possessions and Isaiah came to him and told him that all that he showed them would be taken away by them. It is interesting to read Chronicles vs. Kings on the errors made by these kings. Chronicles leaves out the bad stuff, kind of like Feel Good preaching does today to he detriment of congregations around the world.

How quickly our victories can become our downfall IF we do not handle success wisely and consult God on all our choices. Yes all! It is called communion with God or PRAYER. If I do not talk with God how am I to know His will for my life?

Well, this is something that the LORD put on my heart to share with my FRIENDS. Blessings on you friends.

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Tuesday, July 03rd, 2012 | Author:

“O our God, will you not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12

King Jehoshaphat was between a rock and a hard spot and thankfully made the right choice as God was his only help in time of trouble and subsequently delivered him and his people from their enemies.

We too, in our day,when we are in between a rock and a hard spot, He is STILL our only help. If we read the stories of great deliverances in history we see that God did it over and over for those who sought His face with submission.

There is a very interesting part to their deliverance found in verses 21 and 22.

“When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who SANG to the LORD and those who PRAISED Him in holy attire, as they WENT BEFORE the army and said, ‘Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ When they began singing and praising, the LORD set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.”

Note that the “worship team” went into battle at the head of the army giving praise to the LORD in advance of the victory.

“Pray in faith believing, without any secret doubts, for he who doubts will not receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:6

Here we have an example of believing IN ADVANCE with unswerving trust in God to have our prayers answered. One of the greatest affronts to God is to NOT BELIEVE HIM. This is telling Him that we do not believe that what He says is possible, or unbelief. It is in essence telling Him that He is lying to us. Pretty serious issue, huh?

Well, happy Tuesday. Love you all.

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Sunday, July 01st, 2012 | Author:

Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, 2 and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin : the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 3 “For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law. 4 “But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him. 5 “In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands. 6 “Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress. 7 “But you, be strong and do not lose courage , for there is reward for your work.”
Asa’s Reforms
8 Now when Asa heard these words and the prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded the prophet spoke, he took courage and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. He then restored the altar of the LORD which was in front of the porch of the LORD. 9 He gathered all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who resided with them, for many defected to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him. 10 So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. 11 They sacrificed to the LORD that day 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep from the spoil they had brought. 12 They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul ; 13 and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. 14 Moreover, they made an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, with trumpets and with horns. 15 All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly , and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side. 16 He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron. 17 But the high places were not removed from Israel ; nevertheless Asa’s heart was blameless all his days. 18 He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things : silver and gold and utensils. 19 And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.

Obedience is a critical issue in our walk with God. It is sad that so few believers understand this today. They have been fed a steady diet of how God wants to give them everything they ask for and how He is love and loves them no matter what they do etc etc etc. It is true that God loves us unconditionally but there is an opposite side to this that must be understood. God is the God of love but He is also full of wrath at blatant disobedience. All we have to do is read the Bible through to see the many instances of this. There are consequences to our behavior, not just a quick confession and things go back to being good all the time. 1 John 1:9 works every time we use it but often there are lingering consequences to our sin. Just ask King David when he got involved with a married woman. There are a few times in Scripture when it says, ” …will not go unpunished.” Take the time to look these up and they might amaze you. We have had a steady diet of the goodness and love of God, but the other side of God’s hatred for sin and His judgment when it is not repented of seems to be missing. By the way, repentance is more than just changing your mind, it is also FORSAKING the sin just confessed. What is the point of repentance if we just go back to the hog wallow the next day? God desires that we OBEY His commands and seek to live in obedience to Him. If we love Him we will obey Him. Have a wonderful day of WORSHIP for our Lord and King.

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