Saturday, November 5, 2016

Don't know what to say...

Faith is trusting God even when you don't understand His plan. I love Jesus Christ!:
Lord Move in the way that we have never seen before.  There is a mountain in the way and the waves crashing on the shore.  Lord, we are in a real quandary in our country.  Divisiveness is prevalent and our country is in the middle of chaos.  More than even in the 70's when it was divided because of the Vietnam War.  Those radicals of then are in the schools and offices now that hold some of the keys that divide us.  Lord, we just lift this nation to you.  You have not forsaken us, we have seen your hand at work. 
Your people are rising up, praying, voting, letting their voices be heard.  But Lord, there are so many more that are scared to be heard because they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.  Lord, I believe it hurts our nation when we don't stick with the Truth.  Progressivism destroys; it is not progress.  It divides this nation that for 25 years was healing.  Healing from the laws that were suppose to heal us and not be so divisive but Lord, you know no color. No skin color.  You have had your hand on America since the beginning, even when the Jamestown people did stupid things and starved because they did not think ahead.  Lord, please restore us into the people you wanted here.  Hate is of the devil and he has had his hand at play for way too long. 
Lord I know this too, is a spiritual battle.  It is in the heavenlies, the principalities, and powers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places, this is a war against good and evil, not against flesh and blood,  but also against the division in the churches. Churches can not unite because of the sin that has happened from within, though you forgive sin, they must humble themselves before you.  Lord,
Paul tells us in the Word of God it's like this. In The Whole Armor of God.  Lord, we just want our Country back, not back to times when rights were taken away, but for our country to be debt free, accepting of each other and their opinions, and for your grace to be restored. Lord as the reader reads this, my hope is they will open their eyes and heart to see your love and grace.  That their judgment is not on you but in the world as we live and see it.  Amen.

Ephesians 6:10

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 1Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

What are those that you speak of, the principalities, against powers, the rulers of darkness?  These are the devils reign and terror.  He has each state, each country, and each church in his hands and manipulates them at will. says it like this in the commentary
6:10-18 Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which he prepares and bestows. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to do with an enemy who has a thousand ways of beguiling unstable souls. The devils assault us in the things that belong to our souls, and labour to deface the heavenly image in our hearts. We must resolve by God's grace, not to yield to Satan. Resist him, and he will flee. If we give way, he will get ground. If we distrust either our cause, or our Leader, or our armour, we give him advantage. The different parts of the armour of heavy-armed soldiers, who had to sustain the fiercest assaults of the enemy, are here described. There is none for the back; nothing to defend those who turn back in the Christian warfare. Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. This girds on all the other pieces of our armour, and is first mentioned. There can be no religion without sincerity. The righteousness of Christ, imputed to us, is a breastplate against the arrows of Divine wrath. The righteousness of Christ implanted in us, fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. Resolution must be as greaves, or armour to our legs; and to stand their ground or to march forward in rugged paths, the feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Motives to obedience, amidst trials, must be drawn from a clear knowledge of the gospel. Faith is all in all in an hour of temptation. Faith, as relying on unseen objects, receiving Christ and the benefits of redemption, and so deriving grace from him, is like a shield, a defence every way. The devil is the wicked one. Violent temptations, by which the soul is set on fire of hell, are darts Satan shoots at us. Also, hard thoughts of God, and as to ourselves. Faith applying the word of God and the grace of Christ, quenches the darts of temptation. Salvation must be our helmet. A good hope of salvation, a Scriptural expectation of victory, will purify the soul, and keep it from being defiled by Satan. To the Christian armed for defense in battle, the apostle recommends only one weapon of attack; but it is enough, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. It subdues and mortifies evil desires and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within; and answers unbelief and error as they assault from without. A single text, well understood, and rightly applied, at once destroys a temptation or an objection, and subdues the most formidable adversary. Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armour. There are other duties of religion, and of our stations in the world, but we must keep up times of prayer. Though set and solemn prayer may not be seasonable when other duties are to be done, yet short pious prayers darted out, always are so. We must use holy thoughts in our ordinary course. A vain heart will be vain in prayer. We must pray with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden: with all the parts of prayer; confession of sin, petition for mercy, and thanksgiving for favours received. And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching. We must preserve in particular requests, notwithstanding discouragements. We must pray, not for ourselves only, but for all saints. Our enemies are mighty, and we are without strength, but our Redeemer is almighty, and in the power of his mighty we may overcome. Wherefore we must stir up ourselves. Have not we, when God has called, often neglected to answer? Let us think upon these things, and continue our prayers with patience. We have always had evil in our lives, yet it is how we deal with it that allows us to walk away from it.
♫ "Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!." ♫:
1) to our own sinful propensities - which are a part of the kingdom of darkness;(2) with the evil passions of others - their pride, ambition, and spirit of revenge - which are also a part of that kingdom;(3) with the evil customs, laws, opinions, employments, pleasures of the world - which are also a part of that dark kingdom;(4) with error, superstition, false doctrine - which are also a part of that kingdom; and,(5) with the wickedness of the pagan world - the sins of benighted nations - also a part of that kingdom. Wherever we come in contact with evil - whether in our own hearts or elsewhere - there we are to make war.Against spiritual wickedness - Margin, "or wicked spirits." Literally, "The spiritual things of wickedness;" but the allusion is undoubtedly to evil spirits, and to their influences on earth.

And then he tells us in 2 Corinthians 10 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Spiritual War

10 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

Reality of Paul’s Authority

Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ’s, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s.[a] For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us[b] for edification and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed— lest I seem to terrify you by letters. 10 “For his letters,” they say, “are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.” 11 Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such we will also be in deed when we are present.

Limits of Paul’s Authority

12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 13 We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us—a sphere which especially includes you. 14 For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ; 15 not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere, 16 to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s sphere of accomplishment.
17 But “he who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”[c] 18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

So, why am I posting this, well, because we are at a crossroads of good and evil once again.  Whatever your stance in politics, liberal, dem, rep., green, no party, don't care, we have a choice to say what we need, want, or desire.  Let your vote be counted, let your voice be heard.  Not just for President but for your state, local and county reps. 

And I will fight to the DEATH to preserve our great nation for our sons and daughters.:


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