Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back to basics...

Once again, it has been quite awhile since my last post...{Having your only child become engaged puts the "focus" elsewhere, let me tell ya!}

But I can't stay unfocused for long! My thoughts keep drifting back to the fight that is raging in this country. I have been thinking about this blog post for several days now. When I say "back to basics", I mean I want to stop and think about why I started this blog in the first place...

I don't know if any of you have noticed the "shoutout" I gave to the "Politics and Religion" radio show on the right of my blog. I listen to Irvin Baxter's radio/news show everyday. He (specifically, the show) was my inspiration for starting this blog at all. I was noticing that I was printing more and more political posts on my first blog and decided to create one where it would be all politics, combined with my religious beliefs...for me, the two cannot be separated.

One day, a caller asked Rev. Baxter how he [the caller] could use his blog to "get the message out" that we are living in the endtimes. Rev. Baxter replied something along the lines of, "Don't be completely negative. It is so easy to throw blame around, but what we are concerned with involves so much more than that."

I agree. I have several blogs that I read with the sole intent of finding out what is going on with our government. I get much more informative and truthful reporting from them than I could ever hope to get from the MSM! {Thank God for the internet as it stands right now. Don't know how much longer it will be available, free and/or unmonitored...}

So, with all that being said, I hope to post not just the latest information that we all need to know concerning what our "elected officials" are doing for us. {uh, make that TO us...} I hope to be able to show the connection between the news that is occuring right now and what the Bible has to say about it. And yes, the Bible is just as timely as the morning news or the refresh button here on the net. When we kick and scream and cry and wring our hands at what we see happening, (myself included), we need to take a big, deep cleansing breath and remember that God is in complete control.

Some of my friends ask, "If you believe God is in control, then why do you get so angry and upset with the government? Why not just wake up every morning and just 'be happy'?" Fair question...I guess I can only say that it is not in my makeup to just "do nothing". I don't believe God wants us to just "do nothing". Yes, we are to pray for our leaders and for our country and its' morals...or lack thereof. But I also think, IF we can turn the tide, then we should at least try. We turned the tide when we broke away from England's tyranny, and, with God's blessing, we could do it again. I don't know. It may be too late. But I am not giving up...

My intent with this blog is to point out that the events going on in the world have been foretold by the Bible and hopefully, as a result, someone might make the connection. The light bulb might come on and that person would come to know the Lord, rest in His promises, and secure eternal salvation from the wrath to come.

And folks, make no mistake. It IS coming...

I realize talking about Jesus is not politically correct. I realize talking about the "endtimes" can put me on a Homeland Security list somewhere as being a right wing extremist and therefore dangerous to our country. But so what? Jesus Christ Himself was labeled in much the same way...

Much, much more to follow...

"...and so much the more as you see the day approaching. {Hebrews 10:25b KJV}


  1. what a superb post...thanks for that!
    I agree, sometimes I think "Why not just be happy and know what's coming and let it go?"
    Because it's not our I believe God won't turn his back on us but, like the israeli armies of the Old Testament, he put people to WORK, right!? He didn't just 'twang his magic twanger' to make chances. Plus, we have free will...
    I'll stop now lest THIS dumb comment becomes a POST...just know I'll be eager to read more from you like this! xx

  2. Why not just be happy and know what's coming and let it go?"

    To change something requires FAITH. FAITH is an action word, not a passive word. You can claim FAITH all day and nothing will occur until you first take action.
    You may have faith that your car will get you to the store and back but until you put the key in the ignition, start it, put it in gear and MOVE you ain't gonna go anywhere.

    We may have FAITH that God will stop all this mess but until we take action it won't happen.

    When Jesus and the disciples were on the lake going to the other side and the storm arose, the storm continued to roar and rage until Jesus spoke to it and then it stopped. He then turned to the disciples and ask, "Where is your faith? Don't you know that you could have spoken to the storm and it would have ceased?"

    We have to speak to the storms that are around us before anything is going to happen.
    Right now this country is in the middle of a violent storm and we, who have FAITH, need to speak to that storm and bring the calm.

  3. "...and what the Bible has to say about it..."


    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16, 17.)

  4. Add my Amen to the comments! Very good post. We must take action, pray, and have faith in Him. BUT we can also ask that it may please almighty our blessed Father God to save us from this tyranny in Jesus' name. He wants to hear from us because He cares. May His will be done. God bless ya pal! Keep spreading the Word! :)

  5. I did a book review a few days ago,

    “Racing Toward Armageddon - Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World”, by Michael Baigent, Harper Collins.

    Basically the author believes that the three major religions, Christians, Jews, Muslims, are the fault of everything wrong in the world, specifically Christians. Boy was that a waste of reading time.

    Deborah F. Hamilton
    Right Truth

  6. The idea that "God is in Control" is a little misleading.

    God Reigns. That much is true. But God, in his infinite wisdom and mercy and love gives us all free will. That means people are free to make poor moral choices and decisions. Including our leaders. Including leaders from other countries. Including terrorists.

    Saying God reigns is somewhat akin to a king reigning over a nation. He doesn't control everything that happens in the nation. (It's not a perfect analogy, but it works).

    God's sovereignty is absolute. But in his sovereignty he has allowed us to "do as we please". One day that will no longer be the case.

    Pray for our leaders because the choices they make affect us all. We must also put our faith to our feet. To do nothing in light of the poor moral choices of those around us makes us complicit in their sin.