A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


November 14, 2012

What Do You Value?

     As I step back from the whirlwind that is our political and social landscape, I am trying to determine what I can say that will make a difference in people's lives.  For those who are in a state of panic, I want to bring a sense of calmness about the state of our country and a realistic approach to our future.  For those who think that the electorate made the right choices, I want to present a creditable alternative to their opinions; have a respectful and considerate dialogue.  And for those who may not see the world from a Biblical viewpoint, I want to broaden their perspective and help them look beyond their comfort zone.  I realize that I have no credentials that makes me think I can accomplish all this, but it's in my heart to try.
     So let's start here .... America is changed.  Period.  The electorate have made their choice and it will take us further from our Founding principles.  There can be no debate about this fact, because it is now in the history books.  I recognize that not all of America voted for this change.  Indeed, I would submit to you that a majority of our citizens did not want this change; but through apathy, fraud and deceit we are nonetheless transformed.  
     For two generations now, our universities have become increasingly fraught with professors who believe that America is a greedy, intolerant, bigoted, warmongering, empire-building, destroyer of Mother Earth.  Does that about cover it all?   They have led our youth to reject the traditional values of this country in favor of moral equivalency.  In other words, one opinion or belief is just as good as another; all things are equal in value and tolerance is the mantra of the day.  That is, unless you happen to uphold the Judeo-Christian point of view.  "They" proclaim that there is no tolerance for this narrow-minded ideology, and it must be either transformed or eliminated altogether.
     So just what are some of these Traditional Values that we see disappearing from our social and political culture?  How about the Right To Life?  Abortion is now a permanent part of our culture, and with the advent of Obamacare, we will see less effort to sustain life among the critically ill, whether they be newborns or elderly.  It will simply cost too much.  The value of Life has been diminished, and America has changed.
     Let's consider the Traditional Values of Marriage and the Family.  I believe in the Biblical principle that marriage is between a man and a woman, is a lifelong commitment, and that the vows I took before God are sacred.  I do not believe it is good for a society to have single parent families, whether by design or neglect.  
     In conjunction with this value, Sex education in our schools has not curbed the rampant spread of sexual diseases or unwanted pregnancies; and it has now grown to include the promotion of homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and transgenderism as acceptable forms of sexual expression.  When sex is no longer considered as special and revered, it results in pornography, deviancy and infidelity.  This further erodes the fabric of our society.  Marriage and the family are no longer respected, and America has changed.
     What about the Traditional Values of Patriotism and Loyalty to Country?  It is no longer fashionable to salute the flag, put your hand over your heart as you sing the Star-Spangled Banner (if it's even heard anymore!), or believe that this is the greatest nation on earth.  I remember a U.S. Government professor I had in college back in the 70's who refused to teach beyond the WWII era, because he spouted a philosophy that America no longer deserved to be the leader of the Free World.  It was his belief that we had become corrupted and gluttons for power; we were no longer a compassionate or giving people.  We had become Evil Capitalism personified.  I think about how many of those vulnerable minds were deceived by his misguided views, and went on to raise children and grandchildren that were the heirs of such false ideologies.  "Love of Country" is now considered outdated, and a One-World view is the correct perspective.  America has changed.
     I wish I could tell you that these values will once again become prevalent; that give us an election cycle or two and we will be back on track.  But once again, my Biblical worldview tells me otherwise.  If you are a Believer, then I am talking to the choir.  You know it.  You see it.  If your faith is not at the forefront of your life, and you are still focused on your job, your mortgage, the political climate, retirement, the kids' college educations, or how to get by for the next four years, then what I'm saying sounds like doomsday and religious nonsense.
     But here's how I see it .... our battle is over.  We have tried and failed to save the Republic.  The measures that will be put in place (and rapidly) will change the face and depth of America.  We are getting what we asked for, as a country.  Whether you personally voted for it or not, it is coming.  We are moving from God's leadership and authority that was established at our Founding, to the leadership that our sins as a nation have wrought. 
      But do not despair!  The battle is now God's!  God does not turn His back on His people without offering a way back.  If we revive our churches and our schools and our government to Godly principles; if we seek a relationship with Him above seeking security through our jobs, titles, material possessions and human bonds .... then He can use what we asked for to His will and purpose.  He will go before us and fight the battle to regain our footing and our fellowship with Him.  He can restore us and  re-establish Himself as our Authority.
     But here's the deal:  We have to do our part and turn the direction of our culture back to Him.  It's the only way.  It is not enough to want it; we must actively pursue it or all will be lost.  My concern is this:  Those of us who believe these values are worth pursuing are going to be replaced by those who belittle and disparage them.  That, combined with the Force that wants them eliminated forever, means we need a miracle.   Only God knows. 

1 Samuel 12:13-15      "Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the Lord has set a king over you. If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good! But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors."

     
     

4 comments:

  1. This passive mentality that christians have is unchristian. We must first step out in the natural and God will put His Super, His might on our natural. David is a good examle, was David passive and say, "Oh, God will take care of it, I'm not going to go after this giant". No, No No, a thousand times no. David with the full confidence and backing of Heaven ran to the enemy and told the enemy how he was going to conquer him, with a sling shot no less. This is the attitude we are to have.

    There is no defeat! The church is still on the earth and as long as we are on the earth we are to fight evil. That is our job. we are not just here to enjoy life, we are here to persuade as many people in darkness as possible to put on the Lord Jesus. We are to bring as many souls to Heaven with us as possible and to fight evil at every step. The numbers of christians do not matter. A true christian is ready to give his life for Christ to be martyred if that is what is required. God can win a battle whether he has a few warriors or many. Remember Giliad?

    I will never ever concede defeat to satan, ever. God told us that he always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus. We are looking at our situation through natural eyes and not spiritual. The war has already been won, every born again christian is here to enforce God's word on this earth. We do not concede to the enemy of God, ever. We never give up, We never surrender God's territory. Get a back bone people. We brag about being brave American, well prove it. We brag about how Great our God is and He is, let us not fall back and act like our God is weak, NOT SO. It doesn't matter if there is only 1 christian left in the world that one true believer has more spiritual power then a thousand. Remember the word of God: "One can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand to flight" WOW, our amazing God gave us power through Christ Jesus!! It doesn't take alot of christians to turn the world upside down.
    We have just been spoiled over here in America, we are use to having the majority. Most of the majority were disobediant christians anyway. So what if we don't have the majority, does that make the word of God to no avail? NO, NO, NO!
    Now let's stop acting like the world and obey the Word of God and get to work.

    I don't care if I'm the only christian standing in the world I will never concede to satan, ever. Even if everything is take from me and I'm put into a camp, tortured or my life theaten. I will not concede. When I gave my life to Jesus I meant it. There are many people who will fall away from the faith. Many people claim christianity but when fire and threats are put to them they will cave and side with the enemy. I will not back down, I will not surrender. If you care about Liberty, know that Jesus is the author of Liberty. Every place that he has been shut out there is not Liberty. Everywhere that Jesus is invited there is Liberty. Be strong people and be of good courage. Stop letting bad people walk all over you, stop being silent when people lie and speak ill of our God, stop believing the lies in the media, stop supporting anyone that is bent on your distruction, stop depending on someone else to do something. We are easily deceived we must pray at all times that in Jesus Name that we will not be deceived. We must stop having a mob mentality; thinking that "oh, if there is enough of us we can do something", Yuck. A handful of true beleivers are unstoppable. All you christians out there need to read many of the accounts in the old testment and be reminded of the great things that our God has done and he will do it again for anyone who will believe.

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    1. Amazing testimony! And so true! Americans don't know what it is to really sacrifice for our faith or to be persecuted. We have been insulated from that as long as we stayed true to God's principles. But we have offended Him and adopted sins that He cannot tolerate. We will soon find out what this country looks like when God leaves us to those sins.

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    2. I can appreciate the spunk of this christians testimony, however let us not lose sight of the fact that in the body of christ there are all parts needed. We must encourage each other to good works but not have a prideful attitude and think our input is better than another christian brother or sister. It is important to remember as well that we can do nothing in our own strength. We are to be usable and willing vessels but the battle is the Lords. I don't mean we sit back at home comfortably while he takes care of everything. What I mean is that we can never forget that he is the one who provides our strength our courage and our perseverance for what we must face. "We don't bring anyone to heaven with us, Jesus Christ brings all to salvation."
      I, for one am quite frightened of what may come but I have full faith that the Lord will provide for me the strength and courage to stand, whether his will is for me to stand on a mountain top and speak his truth or be on my knees quietly behind the scenes.
      May we all understand that the most important thing is to know our God intimately and continue to dig hard and deep into his word so we recognize his voice so that we follow his direction and not our own.
      In christs Love to all my fellow christian brothers and sisters.

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  2. Believe me, I know the heart of the Christian you are referring to, and it is loving and upright. I think she is just so frustrated with the "Laodicean", lukewarm attitudes of most Christians, and her comment was a cry for all Christians to see the Lord's will for themselves and this country. You are so correct to be frightened. The Bible tells us what is coming, and "it ain't pretty!" We need to lift each other up, and strengthen the body of Christ, and if that means calling some of them to account for their lack of faith or their compromise, then that is what we are also called to do.... and yes, in love! The Bible verse that speaks to me more than any other these days, is Psalms 18:10..... "The name of the Lord is a strong tower, and the righteous run to it and are safe." I am believing that in faith and will continue to call on the Lord Almighty and do His work on earth. I believe I will be safe and empowered. May each Christian find his own path to this truth.

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