“Concerning Our National Troubles”

Saturday, December 7, 2019. 7:30 AM.

Our National Troubles

Ephesians 6:10-23 NIV.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6%3A10-23&version=NIV

El Condor Pasa – Paul Simon & Garfunkel

My Apology / My Confession

I don’t know anything for sure.

So, what is written here may be only thoughts and imaginings.

I’m not the Judge

God is the Judge

And His Word Reveals the Truth about the World

For the Benefit of Those Who Love Him [rather than the World that Lies in Wickedness]

. . . and all the gospel of Jesus Christ [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John]

. . .  and all of Acts

. . . and all of the epistles

. . . and all of Revelation

. . . and all of the Hebrew Scriptures

Let the unbelievers, the ungodly, do their worldly politics —

But, You!

You should be doing the kingdom work!

You should be entering His Kingdom and working in His fields for His glory – not yours!

If you think you can advance His Kingdom without publicly declaring that you are working for His glory and His Kingdom through personal faith in His Son, the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are deluded by the false god of the world, the world that lies in wickedness.

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” -Proverbs 18:10. NIV.

And read His Scriptures so that you know and understand Who He IS – The One Whose Name you believe in, The One in Whom you are finding refuge  — from the tribulation that is coming upon the world that lies in wickedness.

Many of our National troubles are a consequence of unjust laws written by rulers who are in spiritual darkness. Please see Ephesians 6: 10-20 [NIV Study Bible] to understand about “the powers of this dark world.” [verse 12].

One of our National troubles is the humongous National Debt of more than 22 trillion dollars.

Since Corporate America has control over the politicians [reducing tax rates on the very wealthy, for example], the rulers have to raise taxes on ordinary citizens. Maybe they’re too afraid of the big guys —  with all their money and power lawyers — to tax them justly:

 “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” -Luke 12:48b. [NIV].

  So, they go after the weak and the poor, the little guys, the small businesses and tax them [the little ones]– rather than the Big Businesses, the Humongous Corporations. The rulers of this dark world are empowering Corporate America – and disenfranchising the ordinary citizens of the United States of America! Corporate America is usurping the Federal Government. Corporate America is stealing our country. Corporate America is subjecting the government of the United States to their own money-and-power-loving will. They are seeking to destroy we the people through poverty – and then they will invite the immigrants into the country as their own indentured slaves – and make them work like hell for the Rich, for Corporate America.

Are the Presidential candidates discussing how to fix the huge National Debt; or are they discussing how to spend tremendously more, instead — and thus increase the National Debt even more; as if the National Debt is of no consequence; as if Federal fiscal management is a responsibility to be cast aside, like the responsibility to write just laws against murdering America’s children by the millions through a corrupt healthcare system that makes money through killing babies and prescribing extremely expensive drugs; and a corrupt medical insurance industry; and a corrupt pharmaceutical industry that pushes drugs with deleterious and insidious side effects at exorbitant prices on a naïve people; and bankrupting our National Treasury while they enrich themselves.

About this national trouble [evil] of legalizing infanticide by the millions through abortion:

Apparently, the rulers of this dark world [see Ephesians 6] don’t understand that violence begets violence.

If we legally kill our babies by the millions, surely that business/industry of legalized murder is going to spread like fire all over the place just like any other kind of contagion.

Apparently, they don’t understand that “as you sow so shall you reap.”

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6: 7-10. NIV.

Apparently, they are deluded by the false belief that as a country we can claim to be “One Nation Under God,” and at the same time, claim that “separation of church and state” allows us to put God’s Will aside and to rule and live our lives according to our own will apart from His Will – without suffering His wrath due to our disobedience.

Separation of church and state is one thing. Separation of a state from God’s Will is another. God’s Will is not subject to man’s politics. No country can put aside Almighty God and His Authority — and establish their own ungodly authority – and escape His Almighty wrath for their disobedience.

Psalm 2: 1-12. NIV.

Let’s just look at the reality of the State of the Union and see the mess we are in. Political parties opposing each other instead of working together for the sake of our Country. The politics of self-interest is corrupting our government because the politicians are not serving the Nation. They are serving to advance the self-interests of their own party – over-and-against the interests of the country.

Apparently, the rulers don’t see and don’t understand that rulers must be statesmen – not self-interested politicians. They must be able and willing to see what is right for the Country and do it – rather than seeking what is to their own personal advantage and the advantage of their party’s agenda.

Self-interested politicians are not qualified to be public servants – because they are not honestly devoted to doing The Public Good. They are only devoted to doing what is good for themselves and their own parochial party.

It is written:

“So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” -Galatians 5:16-26. NIV.

Godly government is not for any Party – it is for the good of the Country and the good welfare of the people.

Politicians have been led astray.

They are not minding God Who established government.

They are minding worldly things.

A Question:

Could it be that Godly Government has no Parties? Political Parties, by definition, are divisive and factious. They are the fruit of dissension. And dissensions and factions are of the sinful nature. [Galatians 5:20. NIV].

Could it be that God’s people see politics as “an act of the sinful nature”?

Could it be that when we become born again by the grace of God through faith in His Son that He imparts into our hearts “the gift of the Spirit” and that by His Spirit, the eyes of our understanding begin to open so that we begin to understand that God’s Way is separate from the world’s ways; and that we ought to abhor what is evil and love what is good? And Jesus said only God is good.

“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” -Luke 16:13. NIV Study Bible.

The whole world is under the influence of the spirit of error/the spirit of falsehood.

Those who love worldly politics must fall under the spell, the influence, of the spirit of error, the spirit of falsehood that the whole world is subject to.

Let the Party Be Over

Let’s Have God’s Government Over All the Nations

And let it begin individually in each heart that welcomes Christ as Lord.

Let’s get over party spirit, by allowing His Spirit into our hearts; so that we may become statesmen for His glory and for the well being of our country under His kingdom’s reign; enjoying His blessings over all His people and over all His earth and over all His Creation into Eternity.

“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” -Revelation 11: 15. NIV.

“Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.’” -Luke 17: 20, 21. NIV.

“If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, and malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and think that godliness is a means to financial gain.”

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” -1 Timothy 6: 3-10. NIV Study Bible.

Outlawing public prayer in public schools undermines authority and increases lawlessness.

Citizens United increases the power of Corporate America over the government of the United States of America. Citizens United is sabotaging the USA. Citizens United is where the real election interference is coming from. Big Money is buying our elections. “Citizens United” is a deceptive term. “Citizens United” is for Corporate America – not for the United States of America, not for the Country, not for the people, not for the citizens.  “Citizens United” is like the big bad wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood story deceitfully dressed up as grandma to fool Little Red Riding Hood. “Citizens United” is about the foxes [Corporate America] owning and operating the chicken coop [the Federal government]. That’s why the Federal government is 22 trillion dollars in debt. The foxes are raiding the chicken coop and dominating and deceiving the chickens.

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” -Matthew 24: 45-51. NIV Study Bible.

It is naïve to think, “Well, we’ll just elect some other politicians to correct all the corruption.” Whoever you elect will also fall under the spell and influence of the spirit of error, the spirit of falsehood, that is over the whole world.

Please see 1 John 4:6 in context concerning “the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.”

We must see with the eyes of our understanding that the world is passing away; and the kingdom of God is coming.

“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:

“No eye has seen,

no ear has heard,

no mind has conceived

what God has prepared for those

who love him –

But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.” -1 Corinthians 2:6-10a. NIV Study Bible.

Above All [with lyrics] – Lenny LeBlanc”

El Shaddai (lyrics) by Amy Grant”

It is written for us in the gospel that Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, said to his disciples:

“Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.”

“In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” -John 16: 5-16. NIV Study Bible.

Chariots Of Fire – The London Symphony Orchestra”

“As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” -2 Kings 2: 11-12a. NIV Study Bible.

“The Rapture”

“What Is Meant by the Rapture?”

“The deliverer will come from Zion;

“He will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

“And this is my covenant with them

When I take away their sins.” -Romans 11:26b-27. NIV.

Isaiah 59: 1-21. NIV.

Zechariah 14

The Parable of Unbelief: A Parable About Unbelief [about a guy who doesn’t believe anything including the police, the courts, the prisons, the law, nor life after death. And what happened to him was this . . .

He decided to become a crook. He figured he was so smart he could get away with it. So, he started walking into stores and demanding the cashiers give him all the money in the cash register. He knew just how and when to do it. He was very successful for a long time – so successful that he became so confident that he stopped being so careful and that’s how he finally got caught. The police arrested him. They put him in a jail cell. He sat there in his cell just shaking his head and muttering to himself, “I don’t believe this.” Then he had his day in court. And as he sat beside his lawyer during all the proceedings, he kept thinking to himself, “I don’t believe this.” He was found guilty and was sent to prison. In prison he said to himself every day, “I don’t believe this.” Finally, he died. And in hell he kept saying to himself, “I don’t believe this.”

Keep this thought in mind about the world:

How the miserable and angry worldly workers beat the chickens and the pigs and the turkeys to death. And then the dead bodies of those abused animals and birds are shipped to the markets and the worldly ones buy them and cook them and eat them.

If you love the world . . .

Then that is what you are eating and what is in your heart – the love of the world and all its wickedness

Who Do You Love?

Who Do You Believe In?

If you love the world then you are a child of the world and you will grow up and be a part of it with all of its ways in your heart – including all its wickedness; like:

Abortion and slavery and child abuse and animal abuse and murder and war and killing for the wealth of the war industries; and its ungodly philosophies, and its greed and its drugs including prescription drugs; and its worldly / ungodly religions and ungodly politics and ungodly political parties and its ungodly economic theories and its ungodly political philosophies that are all coming to nothing, that are all passing away into the hell of destruction.

The following tracts are posted here only for being read online. The writer of this blog is not trying to sell them.

Those who love the world and its wars are either lovers of money or their hearts are angry, and they want to do damage in their hatred and lust for vengeance and violence; or they are deluded by the falsehood that war is glorious. War is only glorious in the movies in a comfortable seat in the theater or in a novel or a history book.

“The Rose” a tract a

Bruce Springsteen – This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie Song)

“The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it,

The world, and all who live in it;

For he founded it upon the seas

And established it upon the waters.

Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?

Who may stand in his holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

Who does not lift up his soul to an idol

Or swear by what is false.

He will receive blessing from the LORD

And vindication from God his Savior.

Such is the generation of those who seek him,

Who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

Be lifted up, you ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

The LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

Lift them up, you ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in.

Who is he, this King of glory?

The LORD Almighty –

He is the King of Glory.”

-Psalm 24:1-10. NIV Study Bible.

On Eagle’s Wings

Again, I confess:

I am not the Judge

God Is The Judge

I am only writing what is given to me to write and post for the reading and understanding and faith and hope and salvation of those who are called to believe His Word, His Living Word — His only begotten Son, the Son of God, our Savior.  

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10: 17. NIV.

“After John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’” -Mark 1: 14, 15. NIV Study Bible.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3:17. NIV.

 In the name of our Lord Jesus, thank you God the Father.

Amen.

Leo Rojas – El Condor Pasa – Matsuri

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