Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Standers Affirmation

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I will not give up, give in, give out or give over ’til that healing takes place. I made a vow, I said the words, I gave the pledge, I gave a ring, I took a ring, I gave myself, I trusted GOD, and said the words, and meant the words… in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in good times and in bad…so I am standing NOW, and will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down ’til the breakdown is torn down!
I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, or listen to prophets of doom, or buy into what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous… nor will I settle for a cheap imitation of God’s real thing, nor will I seek to lower God’s standard, twist God’s will, rewrite God’s word, violate God’s covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce!
In a world of filth, I will stay pure; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I will trust in God’s faithfulness.
I am a STANDER, and I will not acquiesce, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed the Word, and trusted God for all the outcome.
I will allow neither the reaction of my spouse, nor the urging of my friends, nor the advice of my loved ones, nor economic hardship, nor the prompting of the devil to make me let up, slow up, blow up, or give up ’til my marriage is healed.
– Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Vote for WHAT and Not WHO!

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We are not really voting for "Who," instead, we are voting for "What." In order to vote according to the Bible, we must look at the POLICIES and the PRINCIPLES before we look at the person. After all, the policies and principles will remain in effect long after that person leaves the office.

For those that are still unsure, let's start with the obvious known policies that are in direct opposition to God's Word: 

  1. Abortion 
  2. Same Sex Marriage 
  3. Men in Women's Bathrooms 
  4. Winking at ISIS or any other enemy 
  5. Debt (the curse of Deut. 28 is to be a slave to the lender)
I know... these topics are tough issues. All of us (me included) have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. BUT, the good news remains that the only thing we must do to be forgiven is to repent and AGREE WITH GOD.

Friend, once we die, we ALL face the final judgment of God. Our opinions can't save us, our agendas can't save us, our religion can't save us, our money can't save us, our political party can't save us and even our good works cannot save us from the truth of God on that final day.

America - as a whole - needs to AGREE WITH GOD and stop playing mind games with right and wrong before it's too late. God's judgment will begin ON EARTH for America if His people remain stffnecked and hard headed about truth.

Precious friend: If you are gay, if you've had an abortion, if you live in debt, or even if you are a man who identifies as a woman, know that God has given each one of us the freedom to choose any lifestyle that we please. He might not approve it, but He does give us that choice. It's our right as a human being who is made in the image of God to freely choose how we live our life on earth.

Even so, God's best plan is for each of us is to live in the freedom that He has always planned for us. A freedom that has no consequences. A freedom that brings joy and peace, not shame and guilt.  The God of Heaven and Earth graciously forgives each of us who confesses our sin and turns to Him as our Savior and Lord. He wants to wipe our slate clean and give us all a fresh new start - if we will just AGREE WITH HIM.

As a NATION (One Nation Under GOD) we are to uphold biblical truth in order to have peace and not chaos in our land.

When the lines of right and wrong are moved, the people will eventually perish.

FRIEND, all people want to live in peace, prosperity and freedom - no matter their opinion, gender, religion or lifestyle. Consequently, the only way to have this kind of harmony among the vast multitudes of individuals within a nation is for the people to live under the banner of God's truth. His truth is the standard that we should use for governmental rule. In fact, the founders of this great nation thought so, and that is why they layed the foundation for our country through our constitution. Our godly foundation has made us the greatest nation on earth in a short amount of time.

Again, we don't have to be perfect individuals who live under this foundation, but we do need to be a people who fears God and values policy and principle above agenda, personality, or party. We don't even have to understand how it all works, we don't necessarily have to be in right standing with God as an individual and we don't need to rush to change our lifestyle in order to fear God and respect Him as The Final Authority.

The key is just to start somewhere... to start with the respect for the God that we "do know."

God loves EVERYONE. But, He does not allow stiffnecked people to spit in His face. If America votes for policies and principles that are contrary to His Word, America will inevitably suffer the judgment of God.

Yes, God will give us what we deserve. He will allow us to go down to the pit if we think we have a better way.

And yet, He will also pour out His blessing if we stand for what is right. God will fight our battles for us. He will work everything out for our good and His glory.

BUT, He will only do this if we are respecting His Word and trusting His heart. If we have a better way... He will leave us alone to search it out for ourselves. And... how foolish is that? To have a better way than the God of all Creation?

There has been enough political correctness in this country already. It's well past time for right and wrong to be valued and for truth to be upheld.

Pray, America, Pray!

And, be sure to Vote the Bible!

Be brave. Be truthful. Be different.