2021-02-25 Biblical principles of government

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

This is a letter to our friends –

Seven Biblical principles of government

Rosalie Slater, Cofounder of, “Foundation for American Christian Education” (FACE), wrote about seven Biblical principles in her book, “Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History”. In my book, “Principles of American Government” (FACE.net/PAG), I paraphrased and expounded upon them.

INDIVIDUALTY – God makes no duplicates. Everything has its own identity and purpose(s). Each continent has unique boundaries, climate, and topography. Arnold Guyot (1807 – 1884), a geographer, named the thee southern continents the continents of nature (plant life, animal life, antiquity). He named the northern ones “the Continent of Origins”, “the Continent of Development”, “the Finest Example of Christian Civilization”.

SELF-GOVERNMENT — Without individuality there would be no “self” to govern, It is a law if nature – As the quality of internal S-G decreases, external government-of-self will increase. Increasing the internal quality of self-government is only possible with Christ’s help.

QUALITY CHARACTER — “Quality” requires a standard by which to measure character. I choose the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. If there is a better standard, I agree in advance to adopt it.

PRIVATE PROPERTY — Without quality character we will not be good stewards of our property. We have as much property in our rights as we have rights to our property. “Conscience is our most sacred of all property” [James Madison]

AMERICAN FORM — Ours is the first government to incorporate: Representation; Separation of powers; Federalism, into one system. All three are Biblical principles.

LOCAL AUTHORITY — The quality of corporate self-government will determine the quality of family-, community-, state=, and
national-government.

LIBERTY — Our individual and corporate liberty rest upon these principles. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is – There is liberty.” [2 Corinthians 3:17]

Learning these basic principles, Biblically, historically, and governmentally (logically), enables you to easily know and defend what is true and correct. Teach them at every level, expanding the scope and depth each time.

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2021-02-21 Church and government

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Monday, February 22, 2021

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Church and government

In the Bible I find only three human organizations that God created and through which He dealt: Family, Church, State. Nothing exists without a set of rules
to govern it. The family is the building block of every civilization. We call the “vertical” relationship between man (generic) and God, “Church”. We call the “horizontal” relationship between man and man, “State”.

Each of these three organizations must be governed. To be “governed” is to be: Directed, Regulated, Controlled, Restrained. There are two sets of laws to govern each of the three human organizations: “The laws of nature, and [the laws] of nature’s God”. Natural law is discovered by observation and reason; Revealed law (the Bible) is learned by study and prayer. Revealed law is infinitely more reliable than Natural law, because human observation and human reason are imperfect,. Natural law once said the world is flat. Man was misinterpreting the data. Because they come from the same source, Natural law, rightly discerned, and Revealed law will never be in conflict.

Consider the Bible’s “10 Commandments”. The first four are “vertical: No gods before Me; No graven images; Do not take My name in vain; Honor the sabbath. The last six are “Horizontal”: Honor your parents: Do not lie; Do not steal; Do not commit adultery; Do not give false witness; Do not covet. If everyone obeyed just these ten laws, things would go well!

Another name for “horizontal” laws between man and man is “Civil Government”. The Bible teaches that we should honor mam-made civil laws that do not violate Bible law.

Christ was asked for the most important of the laws. He replied, “Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength (i.e. love vertically) – and – love your neighbor as you love yourself (i.e. love horizontally),” America is the first nation in human history to have been created upon such Biblical principles by her own citizens.

The cross of Christ is both vertical and horizontal. I believe a church that is not teaching its members about Biblical principles of government is leaving them vulnerable to the enemies of liberty. Liberty is both evangelical and political. 1

1 Rosalie Slater

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2021-02-19 Things to do

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Things to do

This time next year the net will be wall to wall Primary election politics – a battle royal!!

By then we should know whether there is a possibility of honest elections. For this blog post – I will assume a more-or-less honest election is possible.

Rather than wait until the last minute for half-hearted activism, why not think about it now? I walked my first precinct in 1960 and have been involved since then. I know how to have your heart broken and get up again! For most of a decade I was a candidate vs. an incumbent state lawmaker.

I hope there will be many activated churches educating their congregants. Get in touch with your county registrar of voters. Keep track of the dates candidates file for local, state and national office. The moment a candidate draws papers, have your church send an invitation, “Please present your card to an usher at the beginning of any of our Sunday worship services – At the close of the service you will be invited forward to be interviewed by our pastor, introduce yourself to our members, and ask for their votes.” Soon every candidate will expect such an invitation. Some will accept. Some will not.

Some churches may select an appropriate race and invite all the competing candidates to a debate. Inform them the event will be recorded for local media stations. Further – If they choose not to attend, they will be represented by an empty chair with their name on it.

Prepare questions for a “Voter Guide”. Compile the responses and distribute the results.

The best campaign tool is door-to-door. This needs many volunteers. The best precinct results I ever had involved four volunteers who put a flyer on every doorstep in the precinct, early Sunday morning for four weeks in a row! Candidates are hungry for exposure. Gather a group of neighbors in your living room and most candidates will come if they can. Your county registrar can usually give you the phone #.

Local races, (County Supervisors. Sheriffs, School Board, City Council) are important! Do not put all your focus on the top of the ticket. Just a little bit of this sort of activity will wake up a community! Remember too – There will be special races “off schedule” when someone dies or resigns. Things like what is above have even greater impact then.

Regarding requests for money – I suggest contributing DIRECTLY TO THE CANDIDATE. If s/he cannot accept direct contributions, ask the candidate for instructions. Groups collecting funds for a group of races often take a significant fee. Let others support those causes.

Our American system only works with an informed electorate. Your vote is your sacred property. Use it wisely.

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2021-02-13 Acquittal

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Acquittal

The impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate took place on Wednesday – Saturday last. I viewed all of it, mostly in real time, on TV.

After viewing the concluding vote 57/43 (67 needed, that is 2/3 of the senators), President Trump was “Acquitted”. Immediately, both party leaders, Sen. Schumer and Sen. McConnel, took the floor to condemn President Trump. They accused him of inciting the bloody attack on the Capitol building on January 6th, the day the 2020 Election was Certified by Congress.

It appears to me that Washington Establishment (the “swamp”) is attempting to shame, demonize, intimidate all those in the conservative movement. One of the ways they do this is by saying, “There is no credible evidence.” and steadfastly avoiding objective discussion of the “evidence” of vote fraud. I have no more evidence than what has been reported to me on the net and TV. Is it reliable? I do not know. That leaves me with what I do know to be true plus common sense.

The largest block of “evidence” I have seen is a 2-hour video with Mike Lindell (the “My Pillow” guy) who had the personal resources to do his own research. I believe it spread all over the net. Today I cannot find a copy on the net. If anyone downloaded it, I would appreciate your sending it to me.

Some have scoffed at Lindell’s “Absolute Proof” saying, his claims have been refuted “piece by piece”. Saying it does not make it so. Please show me where Lindell’s list of “dead voters” was checked for accuracy. Please show me where the claim of truckload overnight inter-state ballot-shipment was RELIABLY investigated and disproven. Please show me the proof that computer vote-counting machines connected to the net cannot be manipulated as shown by Lindell’s research.

Just “saying” that not one of Trump’s 50+ lawsuits was valid does not make it so. Please show me the court case that opened and investigated the offered “evidence”, rather than avoiding the issue with legal technicalities as Lindell claimed.

If President Trump and Lindell are right, we can no longer trust election results. If citizens are no longer able to speak freely, and like Lindell, are shut down, “We the people” are no longer in charge of our government. President Trump said he believes he won by a landslide. By taking every opportunity to prove that, he was fighting to defend the nation (us !) from the damage that is happening.

What are we to do? Push for voter ID, and paper ballots that exist outside cyber-space. That is a place to start. Begin honoring the consequences that go with broken laws. Pay closer attention to your local primary vote. Pray! Europe did not have the Christian foundation and prayer base that we have. Remember, 2nd Chronicles 7:14 requires four things for a people to receive forgiveness of their sins and healing of their land: We must humble ourselves and pray. We must seek to do God’s will. AND we must “turn from our wicked ways”. Dear friend, secret sin can hinder the growth of any family, church, or state. Sin is addictive. “Cold turkey” with Christ’s help is the only way I know to “turn”.

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2021-01-30 Have confidence in God’s justice for His nation

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February 1, 2021

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Have confidence in God’s justice for His nation

This is my longest post so far. It is among the most significant. I hope the hyperlinks and illustrations survive the cut-&-paste.

If you can – I recommend reading the text as you hear the audio.

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Have Confidence in God’s Justice for His Nation

By Dennis Petersen

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With spiritual eyes, it is clear that the outrageous corruption of politicians is demonically inspired. So, how are the righteous to respond? The widespread deception of the news media is demonically inspired. The open dishonesty that has prevailed in this country’s indoctrination institutions that we call public education is demonically inspired. All this, now publicly obvious distortion of reality is crystal-clear evidence of a long-term war between Truth and lies. It can be a discouraging discovery of the spiraling conflict of good and evil – destroying liberty and increasing smothering captivity. It’s the very confrontation of devilish attacks against the kingdom of God, the King of all kings.
How are the righteous to respond?
With all the opinions and disinformation flying around, how do you know who to trust? Even if you’ve abandoned the propaganda of main stream network media – which you should have done long ago by now – we all need careful discernment as we navigate the many channels of religious programming and truth-telling sources on the Internet. I’ll share some that I find informative and Biblically trustworthy at the end of this episode (and at today’s post on the Reclaim Your Legacy dot com website).
In Psalm 20:7
King David says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
In today’s American society, you could say some believe in the flashy “chariots” of main stream public media, public education and big-network news analysts – those are the carriers of disinformation and propaganda. Others put their trust in the opinions of strong, influential politicians and celebrities. What will we declare is the solid rock of our trust? Will you agree with King David’s declaration of
Psalm 31:6
? “I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the LORD.”
Are we willing to abide by such a strong commitment as the “man with a heart after God?” Can we say that we hate the people who listen to (regard) and bow their allegiance to the idolatries of our culture?
The challenge we all face now is how to apply that principle of “trusting in the Lord.” It does require child-like faith to trust in the Lord, as we mature in Christ, but it’s much more than that. It’s imperative that we follow – actually do – the commands of our King – Jesus Christ. That way we can become increasingly responsive to the momentary guidance of His Holy Spirit. He promised He will never leave us or disown us, right? This requires abiding – being at home with and constantly living – in our Lord’s Word so that we can become set apart – sanctified – by that word just as Jesus interceded for us and as He continues to do (
John 17:17
). There are so many exhortations in the empowering scriptures of the new testament that reinforce this directive for us – His saints (set apart ones). One is at the end of Peter’s second letter.
“beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ( 2 Peter 3:18 ).”

It’s clearly a life-long process of God’s continuing transformation as we refuse to be “conformed to this world” and, rather, “be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may prove what is that good… and perfect will of God ( Romans 12:2 ). This means we need to think – to use our minds – in discovering the “mind of Christ ( 1 Co. 2:16
).” That’s the way we leave behind the worldly way of thinking like a “natural man.” Then we can increasingly embrace “spiritual” thinking so that we can rightly judge and discern all things ( 1 Corinthians 2:14-15
). It takes daily conscious effort to reject the thinking of the corrupted natural man. Listening to God’s faith-building word is the purifying factor that renews our mind.
More and more God-fearing people in America are beginning to awaken to a reality they didn’t give much thought to in the past. They’re finding that engagement in discussion and activism in the marketplace of public policy ideas is a patriotic imperative for all law-abiding Americans. Do you think you make an effort to obey the laws of the land? If you do, how do you think those laws are made? Are you happy with increasing laws and bureaucratic regulations that make your life increasingly pressured by costs you didn’t agree to? How do you feel about laws that impose ungodly immoral values on your children and grandchildren? If the government decides to re-settle illegal aliens with possible criminal records into your neighborhood, it’s likely too late to do anything about it. If they offer tax breaks or rewards to your neighbors for snitching on you because you host a Bible study in your living room, are you going to start researching how you can change the government regulations?
Thomas Jefferson said,
“A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.” Do you have a copy of the Bible handy? Do you know what it says about our part in civic law and order? Do you have a copy of the US constitution handy? Do you know what it says about how the government is to be regulated to protect the rights of “we the people?”
18th Century British member of parliament, Edmund Burke, wrote: “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.” “Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed.”
Do you know where that question is found in the Bible? Do you know what the Bible says is God’s response to those plots of nations against the Lord? “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Now, therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”
Psalm 2:1-4
,
12
; ESV Psalm 33:12
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 Proverbs 29:2
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
Luke 7:35
“Wisdom is justified by all her children”
Proverbs 15:2
“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.” John 16:12
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.”
Psalm 31:15
“My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!” Proverbs 28:1
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.”
Why is that? Could it be due to being informed?
Jeremiah 4:22
could easily apply to many of God’s people in American churches today:
“For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”
Jeremiah 4:22

In Romans 15:4
Paul tells us “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Does God’s Word give us counsel on today’s leadership crisis?

In the providence of God working through His people down through history, there have been several notable turning points when Satan inspired illegitimate subversions to God’s anointed plan for leadership of the people of God. We might think of Absalom’s rebellion to take the crown of his father, King David, but there is another incident that gets only little attention. It happened years later when king David was about to die in his old age. And it was the handsome younger brother of Absalom who decided he should be king instead of his father’s chosen son, his half-brother, Solomon.
His name was Adonijah. Some of Israel’s influential and trusted leaders (Joab, one of David’s leading military commanders, and Abiathar the priest) aided the treasonous conspiracy. For a short time, it appeared publicly that the people were celebrating the dishonest supplanting of the kingship by Adonijah. But then the royal family and the faithful officials of David’s kingdom assertively installed the truly chosen leader of the people, King Solomon. It appeared for a brief time that Israel had two kings. And it didn’t take long for the public perception to change. They finally saw that an attempted insurrection had been reversed by God’s righteously ordered choice for their nation’s king.
Paul consoles believers with a particular instruction in Romans 16, writing: “I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. (
Ro. 16:9-10
).” Most of us Bible-believing Christians have no problem believing what the prophet Daniel said,
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things…”
Daniel 2:20-22

America has no king but “we the people.” We understand that. But we have no reason not to believe that God sovereignly orchestrates the rise and the fall of heads of state like the head of America’s executive branch of government – the president of the United States. And regardless how corrupt the political parties have become; the one sacred cherished constitutional guarantee of our republic has always been the confident trust of our citizens in the fairness and honesty of our free elections.

Two Big Questions for us all to know about ourselves

I have two questions for you. First – If the choice of the American electoral system for the presidency is fraudulently usurped by an illegitimate criminal, in secret conspiracy with foreign enemies of the nation’s sovereignty, do you believe that God is a party to fraud? My next question for you to think about is more personal. By what standard could a law-abiding citizen justify his own affirmation, backing, or acceptance of an illegitimate usurper being shielded by a corrupt and complicit league of dishonest scoundrels who are in open coalition with outside enemies to dismantle our nation’s sovereignty?
Do you really want to put yourself in the position of a weak-kneed coward, giving consent to an illegitimate pretender as the executive officer of the most powerful nation in the world?
Do not think that you’re being innocent in what is evil when you concede to an illegitimate conspiracy that has overtaken your peers through propaganda. God has no part in it. And neither should you if you claim to uphold righteousness.
Ephesians 5:11
“Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.” Matt 10:26
“But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.”
Isn’t it revealing to see how clearly God is exposing the utter futility of corrupted governments and elite powers in earthly dominions? His people are rising in concerted intercession. Tens of millions of God-fearing citizens are interceding to Almighty God in this country and in other countries. They are declaring God’s truth – shining light on this world’s evil darkness. Are we seeing that the enemy’s works are about to be exposed on a scale that many of us have prayed for over years of intercession for our generation? We may not know or understand all the ways that God’s providence can turn around what looks like a hopeless situation when wicked and ungodly rulers are ignoring God and oppressing His people. But God, in His mercy, confirms by His prophet Amos that… “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets” (
Amos 3:7
). And His prophets have emphatically and unanimously reaffirmed that treasonous fraud will not sustain an illegitimate presidency of the United States of America. Indeed, if the reestablishment of our true constitutional republic is publicly revealed, we will be in for a whole new chapter in this country’s history. In God’s providence, interceding patriots will see the dawning of a new reformation. The long-awaited harvest depends on the sovereign outpouring of God’s Spirit for a 3rd Great Awakening. Millions of souls drawn to Jesus Christ, seated on the throne of heaven, will transform a new younger generation as He brings all His enemies under His footstool. Note: See the Constitution of the United States of America, 14th Amendment, Article 3 – Ratified by the required three-fourths of states on 9 July 1868. “No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
The 59th chapter of Isaiah seems alarmingly accurate in describing our wayward nation today. But insight and mercy in this prophetic word give us hope.
1 Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.
2 It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away
and will not listen anymore.
3 Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin.
Your lips are full of lies, and your mouth spews corruption. 4 No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies.
They conceive evil deeds and then give birth to sin.
Verse 7 exposes more… Their feet run to do evil, and they rush to commit murder.
They think only about sinning. Misery and destruction always follow them. 8 They don’t know where to find peace or what it means to be just and good…
9 So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom…
12 For our sins are piled up before God and testify against us. Yes, we know what sinners we are.
13 We know we have rebelled and have denied the LORD. We have turned our backs on our God.
We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies.
14 Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. 15 Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. The LORD looked and was displeased to find there was no justice. 16 He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm, and his justice sustained him.
17 He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head.
He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.
18 He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes.
He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth.
19 In the west, people will respect the name of the LORD; in the east, they will glorify him.
For he will come like a raging flood tide driven by the breath of the LORD. 20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion to buy back those in Israel who have turned from their sins,” says the LORD.
21 “And this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Psalm 97:2
reminds us that “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.” Let God’s Word revive our hope when darkness seems to be extinguishing the light. The light will prevail.
The illegitimately installed administration has swiftly reaffirmed its intent to marginalize, if not criminalize all the patriots who do not agree with their tyrannical agenda to complete the deconstruction of the freedoms, values, and fundamental principles of America’s founders and our constitution. They intend to ‘re-educate’ the opponents of their Marxist ideology. But they underestimate the resolve of the remnant of patriots who dare to persevere with their convictions.
If God is to use our honestly elected President Trump in the process of His miraculous deliverance from the evil being schemed by the Devil’s wicked and willing slaves, we should pray for his wife, Melania, for full release and confidence to encourage her husband to do what God’s sovereignty is enabling him to do… Remember Mordecai’s words to Esther in
Esther 4:13-14 . “Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:13

Millions are praying like never before. Jesus said the wheat and the “tares” (weeds) will grow up together until the reaper puts in the sickle to reap the harvest at the end. As the darkness grows darker, the Light grows brighter. Things are shaping up for an awakening of souls to eternal life that will be glorious.
Let’s not conform to the world of cowards who are fearing the gloom of national judgment. Indeed, if that were our expectation, we should be preparing today for the world to fall into a terrifying age of darkness. Why not look for the hints that God is raising up a new generation of warriors? By God’s grace and with our help, they will be equipped to rebuild the ancient foundations of truth. They will provide restorative authority of Christ’s Holy Spirit to overcome the confused insanity of the enemies of God.
I will be sharing here on Reclaiming Your Legacy, in the coming weeks, how being equipped with the truth and facts of God’s providence, will contribute to our confidence to prevent the calamity that would otherwise fall on believers and their communities.
Jesus promised in Luke 12:2-3 , “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!”
Therefore, when we see our beloved country being stolen, defiled and “fundamentally transformed” as it is right now, right-thinking Americans feel compelled to defend her. But how? World Net Daily editor, David Kupelian provides good insight at the link below, from which these points came.
In every area of life, Americans must bear up with grace and dignity to fight the good fight. Citizens, the ultimate sovereigns in America’s unique constitutional system, may be tempted to “drop out of politics.” We must do the opposite. We must vigorously exercise our sacred rights of voting, free speech, free association, freedom of worship, and to “petition the government for a redress of grievances” in every legal and moral way. Unlike virtually all other nations, the essence of America is not a common ethnicity but a common spirit – a grateful, moral, entrepreneurial, freedom-loving, generous, essentially Christian spirit, which needs to burn more brightly now in America than ever.
No real and lasting recovery is possible for America without a genuine spiritual revival. And each of us can and must play a key part in this revival. How? While we’re engaged on every battlefront – committed to work creatively and effectively, to educate and persuade, to enlighten and awaken, and to outthink and outmaneuver the demented Left – each of us needs, as Christ commanded, to “Let [our] light … shine before men,” always praying we can wage the battle righteously. And even praying for our enemies.
Pastor Dutch Sheets gives us wise counsel in his “Give Him 15” prayer guide for January 22, 2021: ( https://www.givehim15.com/post/january-22-2021)
Remove from your heart all unbelief that God cannot cleanse our nation. Ask Him for mercy to those who will repent. God loves them all. Continue to ask God for righteous leaders.
Ask Him to release a great awakening to the earth.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, there is indeed a weariness on our nation. The last 2 1/2 months have been difficult, confusing, and disheartening. Many have grown more cynical; others have become disillusioned. Division in our nation has intensified. It does, indeed, seem that truth has fallen in the streets. And yet, You are showing many that You’re going to cleanse our nation. We believe this has already begun. You are exposing so much. We ask You to continue this. Give grace and mercy to those who repent and turn from their deceitful ways, but whatever it takes, please cleanse us from this corruption. And we continue to ask for the corruption in this past election to be exposed until it is clear to all what really took place. Then bring Your solution.
And finally, Lord, we ask You for this Third Great Awakening, which we know is coming. Pour it out on America, and also around the world. We ask for 1 billion souls to be saved, and for entire nations to be transformed. May America be a recipient of this revival and also be used as a messenger of Your gospel to the ends of the earth. In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, we pray, amen.

The secret to saving America, by David Kupelian – how to fight the good fight without losing your soul; January 14, 2021 WND

https://www.wnd.com/2021/01/secret-saving-america/
“… become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world …” – Philippians 2:15 The United States of America is in the throes of a full-scale revolution. The incoming administration, which openly promises to transform America, rewrite her Constitution and “reimagine” all of her bedrock institutions, is being heralded by a shockingly totalitarian censorship campaign targeting everyone in opposition
the Left has relentlessly pursued its goal, as Barack Obama put it, of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
though President Trump fought mightily against this tide for four years, tirelessly pursuing a pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Constitution, pro-America agenda, as of today the revolutionaries are wildly ascendent. Consider that in the past year the radical Left – with whose cause Big Media, Big Tech, Big Education, Big Hollywood and the entire Democratic Party totally identify – has succeeded in:
* indicting the freest, most welcoming and least racist nation on earth as irredeemably racist;
* inciting violent Marxist revolutionaries to riot, vandalize, loot and burn America’s major cities;
* abandoning their former “safe, legal and rare” stance on abortion in favor of wanton celebration of late-term abortion up to the moment of birth and beyond;
* encouraging innocent children to irreversibly ruin their lives by chemically (and sometimes surgically) “transitioning” to the opposite sex – a scientific impossibility;
* using the COVID pandemic as a cover for imposing unprecedented totalitarian control over Americans; and
* gaslighting an entire nation by perpetrating the most wide-ranging, egregious and in-your-face election fraud in U.S. history while pretending disenfranchised American voters who simply want a fair and impartial investigation are the crazy ones, “trying to steal the election from Joe Biden.”
what can good Americans do?
So now comes the big question: With such genuine wickedness openly manifesting in “the land of the free,” so much that it evokes the Apostle Paul’s admonitions about “powers and principalities” and “spiritual wickedness in high places,” what can good Americans do about the precarious state of their country? During this time of genuine tribulation and even persecution, how should moral, right-thinking Americans, who work hard, love their country, honor its history and obey its laws – and who don’t pretend there are dozens of new genders and that America is a despicable racist hellhole – now respond?
In truth, Americans today are confronted with a maniacal revolutionary movement emanating from a full-bore rebellion against God Almighty and the essential foundation stones of Western Judeo-Christian civilization – from biblical morality, to “unalienable” individual rights, to equal justice under the law, to the color-blind society championed by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to the sacredness of children in the womb. After all, each of these priceless principles emanates directly from a deep recognition that human beings are created in the image of God – Imago Dei – and are therefore precious and of inestimable value.
America was blessed by wise founders who crafted a magnificent Constitution to be the template for a government based on individual rights and ordered liberty, not the rule of kings and potentates. Blessed with a population willing to sacrifice 600,000 lives in a war to expunge the evil of slavery. Blessed with an admirably resilient Judeo-Christian culture and a population genuinely in love with their country. Blessed with extraordinary natural resources, including more oil than Saudi Arabia. Blessed with unparalleled freedom and prosperity that to this day attract more immigrants These columns are archived since 12/10/09
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2021-01-21 The truth shall make you free

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January 23, 2021

This is a letter to our friends –

Truth shall set you free
Then said Jesus to those … which believed on him,
“If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [John 8:31-32]

If it is true that 80 million voted for Biden and 75 million voted for Trump A Google search (I have no better search engine) is extensive indication that there was a 66% voter turnout and Biden won a narrow race. This result appears unreasonable to me. I can accept the 66% turnout, but I question the count.

Suppose the counting computer software was written to count a Biden vote as 1.25 votes and a Trump vote was counted as 0.75 vote. In a close race the total votes would be about the same. 64 million votes would be counted as 80 million. 100 million votes would be counted as 75 million [64 Biden /100 Trump]. Similar vote ratios would appear at the precinct and county levels.

During the news coverage of the election we saw video of a thumb drive being secretly passed between poll workers, and videos of very questionable ballot handling. We heard reports of offshore internet monitoring of vote totals. There were reports of internet between counting computers. We saw sworn testimony of questionable truckload ballot shipments across state lines. Thousands of sworn testimonies involving alleged vote fraud were reported to have been gathered. We heard testimony about identical printed ballots by the thousands and mail-in ballots that had never been folded into an envelope.

How would these have fit into my supposition above about handicapping the vote count? Perhaps some of the counting computers were accessible by thumb drive. This would permit switching between true and handicapped software. Linking counting computers to the internet would make possible “real time” monitoring of vote results. Offshore monitoring makes discovery more difficult. Suppose an unexpected Trump landslide were to overwhelm the software handicap. “Plan B” would be to stop the count and rush in fake ballots to enhance the Biden vote.

In the post-election weeks we heard the phrase, “There is no credible evidence, …” over and over again, BUT not one single court case in America opened and investigated the evidence. Further – The Supreme court refused to look into the case involving violation of Article II Section II of the Constitution. THIS IS AN INDICATION OF THE POWER OF THE “DEEP STATE”.

Are my suppositions about a stolen election and a Trump landslide victory valid? I have no credible evidence- BUT until I see a credible investigation, I will not “go along to get along”. This is a spiritual battle. In the book of Esther, Haman was bent out of shape because Mordecai would not bow his knee. The “deep state” wants each of us to bow the knee. I bow only to the God of the Bible. The truth shall make me free.

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2021-01-09 Bitter or busy

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January 9, 2021

This is a letter to our friends –

Bitter or busy

Evangelist Mario Murillo has been among my heroes of the faith for decades. This message needs to be shared. – –
{My apologies if the pictures do not print.] YOU CAN GET BITTER OR YOU CAN GET BUSY | Mario Murillo Ministries (wordpress.com)

“You can get bitter or you can get busy” by Mario Murillo, 1/8/2021. First, let’s be very clear about what did and did not happen yesterday. Here is what did happen: Antifa and BLM thugs posed as Trump supporters. Their heinous crimes provided the excuse for “friends” of Trump to abandon him.
Yesterday, the majority of Congress threw 75 million Americans under the bus.
Lindsay Graham, now among the worst of the deserters, said something for which he has no proof. He said that Biden was legally elected. He came to that erroneous conclusion out of the sheer tsunami of pressure and the need to survive. He is free now to never support Trump again. And that takes me to what did not happen today.
The evidence of election fraud was never investigated. Not only today, but at no time since the beginning. Nobody was ever allowed to present the case. Every ruling from every court has been the same: rejecting the case before the evidence was even presented, much less investigated.
The media, the police and the Swamp did not back up their lie that the violence was started by Trump supporters. Do you see how it works? They will come to any conclusion that confirms their hoax, and they will deny any evidence that exposes it.
Now here is the most important thing that did happen today. A sea of people, in the hundreds of thousands, braved chilling weather, a hostile city, and a vicious media to support the rightful President and to demand free and fair elections.
Any other group on earth, be it communist, or Islamist would be given fair coverage. This astounding turnout was at first ignored, then squelched, and finally slandered. Why are they singled out for the worst treatment of any group? The reason is simple.
Donald Trump is the leader the globalists never expected. He is China’s worst nightmare. He disrupted the plan. He exposed the worldwide campaign to subjugate America.

Then Donald Trump committed the ultimate crime in the eyes of the enemies of freedom: He gained a massive following. A following so strong and diverse that globalists fear it will be impossible to stop. They are terrified by the fact that we are not going away.
Never have I wished so very much that I could sit across a table from you and look you in the eye. I know you were hit. I know yesterday was devastating on many levels. You found out the Republican Party is garbage. You saw the failure of the Vice President. You found out Fox News is as corrupt as the rest. These are bitter pills, capable of killing a movement. But you have got to shake it off. We have work to do. We have an American miracle at the end of our struggle. God has fully revealed the monster-not to discourage us, but so that we can slay it.
Here are your marching orders: Instead of getting bitter, get some rest and then get busy.
But, Mario, you ask: Get busy doing what?
First shake it off. Read these verses: Acts 28: 3-6, “But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. So, when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.”
Like Paul, they think we are murderers for standing for truth. And like Paul, we have been bitten by a viper. But standing there and just letting it hang on our arm will surely poison us. Shaking it off will take us to a miracle. And, it will ultimately change the minds of many Americans who are watching us.
Remember how awesome God is: Nehemiah 4: 13-15, “Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.”
In these verses we see the transformation of an army that was totally demoralized. Nehemiah put the fight back in them by reminding them of the awesomeness of God and the reason for our fight: Our families and our freedom.
Getting busy means fixing our gaze on two goals:
We must press the attack to prove election fraud: Just like Project Veritas uncovered Planned Parenthood, we must support those who are continuing the fight to expose the fraud. Perhaps one of you who are reading this, knows who has the smoking gun. There are people who know what happened on election night who are not yet free to talk. Keeping the story alive in the face of ridicule is the key.
Through prayer and pressure, we can see a miracle. Uncovering plots is one of God’s great specialties. Just look at Nehemiah 4:15, “And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.”
I love the part about returning to work. Bringing America back to godly principles and economic prosperity.
The second, is winning local and state elections: You are not alone; there are millions of you. It is time to single out the politicians who abandoned Trump-not because it is personal, but because it is about values. They bailed on him. And they must be identified for what they did; and we must make our campaign about what they did.
We don’t need to hit home runs. We need to get on base. I am talking: Councilmen, District Attorneys, Mayors, and then Governors. It is time for us to activate our organizational skills to defeat local politicians and RINOs.
75 million Trump supporters pack a lot of public opinion. In the right hands, it can be an irresistible force. In the book of Acts there were occasions where the enemies of truth were made afraid of the people. That is your next move.
Go ahead and take time to heal, and then get ready. This is far from over! There is an army rising up!
First, let’s be very clear about what did and did not happen yesterday. Here is what did happen: Antifa and BLM thugs posed as Trump supporters. Their heinous crimes provided the excuse for “friends” of Trump to abandon him.
Yesterday, the majority of Congress threw 75 million Americans under the bus.
Lindsay Graham, now among the worst of the deserters, said something for which he has no proof. He said that Biden was legally elected. He came to that erroneous conclusion out of the sheer tsunami of pressure and the need to survive. He is free now to never support Trump again. And that takes me to what did not happen today.
The evidence of election fraud was never investigated. Not only today, but at no time since the beginning. Nobody was ever allowed to present the case. Every ruling from every court has been the same: rejecting the case before the evidence was even presented, much less investigated.
The media, the police and the Swamp did not back up their lie that the violence was started by Trump supporters. Do you see how it works? They will come to any conclusion that confirms their hoax, and they will deny any evidence that exposes it.
Now here is the most important thing that did happen today. A sea of people, in the hundreds of thousands, braved chilling weather, a hostile city, and a vicious media to support the rightful President and to demand free and fair elections.
Any other group on earth, be it communist, or Islamist would be given fair coverage. This astounding turnout was at first ignored, then squelched, and finally slandered. Why are they singled out for the worst treatment of any group? The reason is simple.
Donald Trump is the leader the globalists never expected. He is China’s worst nightmare. He disrupted the plan. He exposed the worldwide campaign to subjugate America.

Then Donald Trump committed the ultimate crime in the eyes of the enemies of freedom: He gained a massive following. A following so strong and diverse that globalists fear it will be impossible to stop. They are terrified by the fact that we are not going away.
Never have I wished so very much that I could sit across a table from you and look you in the eye. I know you were hit. I know yesterday was devastating on many levels. You found out the Republican Party is garbage. You saw the failure of the Vice President. You found out Fox News is as corrupt as the rest. These are bitter pills, capable of killing a movement. But you have got to shake it off. We have work to do. We have an American miracle at the end of our struggle. God has fully revealed the monster-not to discourage us, but so that we can slay it.
Here are your marching orders: Instead of getting bitter, get some rest and then get busy.
But, Mario, you ask: Get busy doing what?
First shake it off. Read these verses: Acts 28: 3-6, “But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. So, when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.”
Like Paul, they think we are murderers for standing for truth. And like Paul, we have been bitten by a viper. But standing there and just letting it hang on our arm will surely poison us. Shaking it off will take us to a miracle. And, it will ultimately change the minds of many Americans who are watching us.
Remember how awesome God is: Nehemiah 4: 13-15, “Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.”
In these verses we see the transformation of an army that was totally demoralized. Nehemiah put the fight back in them by reminding them of the awesomeness of God and the reason for our fight: Our families and our freedom.
Getting busy means fixing our gaze on two goals:
We must press the attack to prove election fraud: Just like Project Veritas uncovered Planned Parenthood, we must support those who are continuing the fight to expose the fraud. Perhaps one of you who are reading this, knows who has the smoking gun. There are people who know what happened on election night who are not yet free to talk. Keeping the story alive in the face of ridicule is the key.
Through prayer and pressure, we can see a miracle. Uncovering plots is one of God’s great specialties. Just look at Nehemiah 4:15, “And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.”
I love the part about returning to work. Bringing America back to godly principles and economic prosperity.
The second, is winning local and state elections: You are not alone; there are millions of you. It is time to single out the politicians who abandoned Trump-not because it is personal, but because it is about values. They bailed on him. And they must be identified for what they did; and we must make our campaign about what they did.
We don’t need to hit home runs. We need to get on base. I am talking: Councilmen, District Attorneys, Mayors, and then Governors. It is time for us to activate our organizational skills to defeat local politicians and RINOs.
75 million Trump supporters pack a lot of public opinion. In the right hands, it can be an irresistible force. In the book of Acts there were occasions where the enemies of truth were made afraid of the people. That is your next move.
Go ahead and take time to heal, and then get ready. This is far from over! There is an army rising up!

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2020-12-28 Don’t touch the Glory!

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January 1, 2021

This is a letter to our friends –

Consider & Ponder

From time to time a message comes across my inbox that speaks strongly to my heart.

This is one of them. Happy new year. ! ! !

Pastor Kent Christmas | New Year’s Eve Prophetic Release / December 31, 2020 – YouTube

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2020-12-28 Don’t touch the glory!

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December 28, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Don’t touch the glory!

There is a possibility that Trump’s “hail-Mary” will result in a series of events that leave him in the White House for another 4 years.

Should that happen – be sure to put the credit where credit is due ! ! It must be the Hand of God.

The Supreme Court and the lower courts have failed to defend Trump. The Law Enforcement system has failed to enforce the laws.
The Legislative system of lawmakers have failed to protect and preserve the Constitution.
The American Christian church has failed to educate its congregation on the value of Christian liberty.
The Education system has failed to educate – rather – has indoctrinated. The parents of America have submitted like sheep to that indoctrination!

President Trump stands alone in defense of our Christian Constitutional Republic. – Well – almost alone.

There is a legion of intercessors all across the nation, who have been storming the gates of Heaven and hell in behalf of God’s goal and purpose for America. That goal is to illustrate to the world that Christian self-government is a valid Godly principle. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is – There is Liberty.”

There are events being organized for January 6th in D.C. and State Capitols across the land. I believe the turnout for these events will dwarf any such gatherings in American history. That is the last date for the laws of America to defend the Trump presidency and the Constitution that supports it.

Yes – President Trump “appears” to be standing alone, Beside him (so far) are a few congressmen, Newsmax TV, a few Fox anchors.

BUT – behind President Trump is an enthusiastic, liberty-loving throng of well over one hundred million Americans! And behind them are the intercessors. And behind the intercessors stands God.

If you read this – Pray! If you are able – travel to the January 6th event..

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2020-12-23 Trump’s ‘Hail-Maary’

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December 23, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Trump’s “Hail-Mary”

First of all – MERRY CHRISTMAS ! ! We have been out of the blog business since around October. I want to help folks understand what may be going on in the next few weeks. – In my opinion.

If you can – read Article II Section II of the Constitution, about Congress and electing the President. The V.P. reads the ballots cast by the delegates to the Electoral College to a joint meeting of the House & Senate. Article II tells how to determine the winners (POTUS & VPOTUS).

Any member of the joint meeting can object. Say – If he thinks the election was “rigged”. A debate follows. Trump gets his day in “court” (legislature). There will be parliamentary battles to block open debate.

In the end the House & Senate must certify the Electoral College vote – OR – The House will choose a President. The Senate will choose a V.P.

BUT –

Those choices are only ONE vote per state delegation. I believe Republican states have a 7 vote majority in the New House. Trump stands a good chance there.

Now – some inside baseball –

All men are sinners. Many Senators & Representatives may have sold their political souls in exchange for their liberty to do what is right. Did you ever wonder why Mitch McConnell doesn’t like straight up or down Senate votes. With the “Hail-Mary” EVERY legislator MUST vote for Trump/Pence – or against them. In some cases, at great personal risk. In his 2nd term, Trump will know better who to trust.

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