A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


May 16, 2013

Out of Control

     It is nearly mind-boggling when I contemplate all the miscarriage of power that we are seeing coming from Washington D.C.  From the treachery that characterizes the Benghazi affair, to the outright usurpation of authority in the IRS targetings, to the blatantly un-Constitutional seizure of phone records from journalists ---- it all reeks of an Administration that is legally out of bounds, and morally out of control.
     But will the American people demand that those who are responsible be held accountable?  No matter how high up the chain of command it goes?  Or will we allow ourselves to be mislead by outrageous and ridiculous talking points such as "we were unaware" or "this was undertaken by one or two rogue employees who have already been dealt with"?  Regardless of the same old lame excuses that are trotted out, one thing is clear:  the unconvincing explanations are designed to make us believe these issues are unimportant, inconsequential, overstated, and in the past.     
     And why not employ these devices?  They've worked so many times before!  Countless Executive Orders have been passed with nary a peep out of the American people.  Covert operations are never questioned and associations with Enemies of the State proceed unhindered.  Why worry about these itty bitty scandals?
     But this time, the rapid exposure of so many offenses at once, along with the legal and moral implications may be too much to push over on the sheeple.  It's almost as if they got careless about covering their tracks; or perhaps they've used the Olinsky playbook too many times and their modus operandi is too recognizable.  Whatever the reasons, we've got a peek behind the curtain and the Wizard's true identity has finally been revealed.
     So now we are faced with a very important decision.  Do we let the Wizard slip back behind that curtain of power and obfuscating rhetoric? Or do we expose all the dirty laundry and let the chips fall where they may?  I truly feel this is the defining moment of our age.  Whether we continue as the "Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free" might just hinge on how these immoral indiscretions are handled by the Media, our Elected Representatives, and yes, even our Churches.
     You know, it used to be that our Churches held those in Authority accountable.  After all, nearly every Christian knows the Romans 13:1-2 passage that declares all authority is appointed by God and we are to subject ourselves to their governing.  But we must also take into account Acts 4:19 in which we are to ask, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge."  Furthermore, the only circumstance that disobedience to authority is justifiable by Scripture, is if it conflicts with the laws of God. Authority should be cooperated with except in those situations where laws depart from the basic moral and righteous principles of God's Word.  So what do you think?  Do these scandals meet that criteria?
     As God's obedient servants, shouldn't Pastors and flock alike, be mindful of such un-Godly misdeeds and act accordingly, submitting all concerns to the One who created such authority?  Yet our Church leaders remain silent, so our authorities give no credence to their moral obligations.  We must never forget that God can use our prayers for those in authority, to either change their heart or remove them from power entirely. God reserves the right of administering discipline and reproof to those who represent His authority.  Have we forgotten that we can go to God with our grievances in prayer?  There is one thing that I know for sure:  I trust Him to handle all this mess more than any Congressional Committee or Special Investigative Panel.  It's time to get on our knees!

Jeremiah 8:8     How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.

2 comments:

  1. Belle Ringer, as Christians, our "buttons" are being pushed frequently now, these latest events certainly give all concerned citizens, as well as Christians the obligation to speak out and demand justice. How can we get justice from a corrupt judicial system? Patriots, Evangelist preachers, as well as true Christians are now labeled by DHS, persons of interest, potential terrorists, according to some sheriffs. On the other hand, our "administration" refers to Muslim extremists as freedom fighters. "Woe to those who call good evil, and evil good"
    A few preachers have spoken out, only to be audited by the IRS. To be effective, we must be unified in mass, and speak loudly, a difficult task when we are monitored so closely by "big brother". Divine intervention is a necessity to give us the "upper hand". Is this what every one is waiting for? Or are we waiting for Satan to strike us first? I'm praying, the KY hillbilly.

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    1. This subject has been on mind a lot lately, and I address it further this next Sunday during my "worship post". And i have to confess that I find it hard to do what I know I am supposed to do as a Christian ... submit to the Authority God has placed in position, and to pray for them. But I also think we are to be bold when we see evil and wrong-doing and call people to accountability. I applaud those preachers who are doing their job, and bemoan those who protect their 501(c) 3 as more precious than shepherding their flocks according to God's commands. One thing is for sure .... we cannot change things on our own. It is going to take the hand of God to turn things around, and I hope He intervenes soon!

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