A World In Revolt…Psalm 1 and 2 pt 4

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)

The first two Psalms go together. Perhaps it isn’t immediately apparent, because in some ways they are completely different, but I believe the Holy Spirit led those who placed them side by side as the opening of the Psalter.

Psalm one examines a lone individual, a God worshipping , scripture meditating disciple who has made a serious break with the thinking of his day. He is separate internally, he seeks other counsel than the prevailing opinions, he loves to be constantly re-oriented in his soul to the Word of God.

He is described in the singular, whereas the “ungodly”, the “sinners and the scornful” are pluralities in the Psalm. The assumption is that it is their worldview which is the prevailing thinking of the day. This one stands alone, and nourishes himself by a different fountain than everyone else.

The second Psalm, on the other hand, looks at the whole world. The entire planet is in a state of revolt, led by its political, educational, and religious leaders. The nations of the world are in turmoil, and their populations are gripped by an empty illusion,( A vain imagination). Traditional restraints are cast into the wind, a kind of social revolution is taking place, led by the elite on all levels.

I believe that though this Psalm has been fulfilled in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, involving the collusion of Pilate, Herod, and the corrupt high priests of Israel, (Acts 4:25-28) there is a further eschatological application of it as well. This Psalm is a prophecy of the geopolitical and cultural reality at the time of the coming of the Lord in Glory to Judge the world in Righteousness.

The nations are definitely in an uproar, indeed, “the heathen Rage“. Consider our times,

China rages, for it is awakening after two centuries of humiliating subjugation by western colonial powers,(the opium wars, etc), the harrowing World War 2 experience, a massive social upheaval , Communist revolution and the pragmatic decision to Capitalize their economy while remaining a totalitarian communist entity .

The perception is that it is time for China to take her place as a world power, increasing her presence in the competition for African resources, oil and gas, military dominance of the Pacific region , etc. China’s generals are bellicose in their pronouncements about their ability to reach cities like Los Angeles with their missiles. To the long remembering Chinese, there are definite scores to settle.

Russia also rages. The desire for the former glory as a world superpower has catapulted former KGB operative Vladimir Putin into a popular icon in Russia. The Russians have been newly empowered by oil money, they are re-arming at an alarming rate, and the brutal crushing of Georgia, in the final days of the Bush presidency was reminiscent of the worst of the old Soviet suppressions.

Russia also sees itself as a player in the middle east, arming Syria ,Hezbollah controlled Lebanon, and aiding Nuclear Iran in spite of world sanctions.The Obama administration virtually handed over the US post World War 2 influence in the Middle East to Putin, and he wasted no time in wreaking havoc, entering in to Syria, bringing Iran in with the Russians, and seeking to establish a Shiite crescent to withstand the western backed Sunni world.

The Muslim World rages also, due to several converging factors. The rebirth of the State of Israel, and its successful repelling of invasions by combined Muslim armies has humiliated and inflamed the Moslem world. The existence of Israel, a modern, secular, western democracy in the very heart of the middle east is an affront to Muslim pride.

Iran has been empowered by the Obama administration’s gift of 150 billion dollars of US taxpayer funding, and has also embarked on a Nuclear program, in spite of the Ayotollah’s insistence that the destruction of Israel was “non-negotiable”!

Libya has been decimated and reduced to a terror state of chaos and violence. Hillary Clinton famously boasted that “We came, we saw and HE(Gaddaffi) died!”, as a result of US and European foreign policy. Gaddaffi had long warned that should he be removed by western powers, the buffer to uncontrollable black African immigration would also be removed and Africa would swarm up into Europe, destabilizing the once civilized European nations.

Syria has been dissected for all of the world to see. The nation of 22 million has lost of her population due to death and displacement,(there are ten million Syrian refugees), as a double proxy war plays out, between Russia and the West and between Shiite and Sunni Muslim. Russia, Iran and even Turkey are fighting Sunni rebels backed by the EU and the United States. The stateless Kurds are holding their own ground against all of the above and Sunni rebels armed by the US have carved out a state the size of Indiana, in order to reestablish the Sunni Caliphate,which was disbanded in 1924.

The secularizing trend that swept the Moslem world after World War 1 has been seen as a failure in the Ummah, and perhaps even the cause of Islam’s failure to eradicate the Jewish state. There has since been a revival of radical ISlam.As a consequence, Islamism has swept the world,in the form of Wahhabism, a puritanical Sunni version of Islam. It has been fueled by oceans of oil money , pouring out of Saudi Arabia, literally radicalizing once complacent Muslims from Indonesia to California, causing havoc.

When a Christian is revived and becomes more like Jesus, good things happen, people are helped, healed, encouraged, virtue is promoted and everyone benefits. When Muslims are revived to become more like the pirate and murderer that they consider to be ‘the perfect man’, bad things, terrible and even violent things happen.

The Nations of the World are in an uproar, Africa is turbulent, India and Pakistan are both Nuclear, and hate each other with a passion, Shia Islam has conducted the first successful modern Jihad, with the help of the Jimmy Carter administration, pulling the rug out from underneath the Shah of Iran. Europe is literally dying, due to birth control and abortion, and the Western democracies are going broke, thanks to the failed Socialistic policies that became widespread after World War 2.

This is the setting of Psalm 2, where the attention is turned to the leaders, the Kings of the earth, and the rulers.

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He Shall Be Like TREE…Psalm 1 and 2 pt 3

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalm 1:1-3)

In the first Psalm, God reveals the marks of the truly blessed man. His blessedness comes not from outward circumstances, but as a result of an inward separation from the world, and unto God. The emphasis is on the interior , the thought life, the worldview.

This one drinks from a different stream, for “His delight is in the Law of the Lord and in His law doth he meditate day and night”.What the truly happy man loves , is the whole of the teaching of God, the Torah. We are not just talking “law” here, as in do’s and don’ts, but all of God’s counsel and testimonies , all of the Word of God.

Everyone meditates, whether they realize it or not, for contrary to eastern religious theory, meditation is not the emptying of the mind, it is the setting of the mind on a content, and mentally ‘ruminating’ on it, as a cow chews on its cud.

The widespread use of technology that use earphones, I-Pads, CD players, etc, shows us just how common meditation really is. People are enabled to literally program their own thinking as they walk, drive, or ride, blocking out everything, hearing nothing but a pre-selection of music, or perhaps a favorite speaker.

The delight of the truly blessed man, is to meditate on God’s word, His precepts, statutes and testimonies, day and night. In this way He is rooted as a tree, taking nourishment from a stream which shall never dry up.

This doesn’t come about naturally, for “He is like a tree planted…“. Something is done to him to bring this about. A tree cannot transplant itself. One of my minor delights in life is to see the progress of various trees I have planted on my own property.

About six years ago, I dug up a frail, sickly willow shoot, out of a brackish ditch, over run with weeds and other sickly saplings, and replanted it on a choice spot on our lot. It has thrived, and is now about fifteen feet tall! It is a simple joy to see, especially when I note that the other saplings from the ditch have all died long since.

(The Father) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:(Colossians 1:12-13)

This is the story of my life, in God. I was content to rot in a ditch, until the holy shovel of the conviction of the Holy Spirit disturbed me, and separated me from my surroundings. When I heard the gospel of Jesus, crucified for me, and raised by God, I believed and was transplanted, into a better, healthier setting. I now draw from a source of nourishment that can never fail !

* He brings forth His fruit in its season… Humans were created to be fruitful, it is sin that spoils the fruit. The man who has been planted (born again) and who meditates on God’s word, enjoys the restoration of fruitfulness to his life.

The fruit that God has always wanted to produce in humanity, is true Love, love for God supremely, and for our neighbors equally.

“Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy and peace…”(Galatians 5:22)

Sin distorts the fruit; we end up loving the wrong things, and in the wrong order, all is out of season. We wrongly love ourselves supremely, or love some created thing with all of our hearts, soul , mind and strength, giving our all to something unworthy. Then when it leaves us empty, we hate it just as intensely.

Coming back to God puts things in order, our love is corrected. We can now be truly human, for in God, we have someone to love who is worthy of all of our affections. The distortion of our values is over, and we are brought into a wonderful continuity,”…fruit in its season”.

*His leaf also shall not wither…The leaf is the public profession. Do you remember when Jesus came upon a fig tree full of leaves, yet devoid of fruit? That kind of fig tree actually bears fruit before the leaves are formed, the presence of leaves is an indication that there should be fruit.

But Jesus found no fruit, therefore he cursed the whole tree, and within a day it withered and died . That became a prophetic metaphor for second temple Judaism, which was withered and died within forty years.

The truly happy man has both the leaves , (the outward profession) and the fruit, (Love for God and man as an inward reality). He is consistent because his life is based on principle, not feelings or passing whims. Like a tree he is firmly rooted and established.

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The Ungodly Are Not so…Psalm 1 and 2 pt 2

The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.(Psalm 1:4-6)

Psalm One is a wisdom psalm. The Spirit shows us by contrast the difference between the truly happy man, and his antithesis, the ungodly. In the sparest of language, two ways of life are shown side by side, the essence of the truly happy and of the miserable.

The ungodly are not all like the ‘blessed man’. They do hearken to the counsel of the ungodly. The ever shifting wisdom in the words of pundits, ‘experts’, psychologists, scientists, philosophers old and new, educators, politicians, opinion shapers, are given all authority by the ungodly.

But to the ungodly, the Bible is an outdated book, not relevant in the light of modern “insights into human nature”. After all the Prophets and Apostles of the Bible were narrow-minded, anti homosexual, anti psychological, Patriarchal figures who saw things in black and white! They didn’t have the modern insights of fields like sociology, psychology, and related fields.

The Biblical authors leave no room for tolerance of other people’s “faith traditions”. Nor did they have the benefit of the insights into human nature as discovered by godless atheists such as Freud, Maslow and Fromm.

But it is demonstrably proven fact that the godless are not happy, they are utterly miserable. How could the promoters of our modern “break throughs” such as feminism, identity politics, abortion on demand, no fault divorce, and homosexual marriage be other than miserable? As God says in Proverbs 8, “…All they that hate me love death!”.

The metaphor for the ungodly, is chaff. What a contrast to a rooted , healthy, fruitful tree! The ungodly are like the chaff, that is the empty , useless husk of a wheat grain.

Rejecting the very concept of absolute Truth, they have no roots (fixed principles). The ungodly are constantly arranged and re-arranged by the wind ( the spirit of the age, the shifting opinions of man), like a pile of chaff on a windy threshing floor.

What can you do with the chaff? It is inedible, you can’t make furniture out of it, it is an empty shell, stripped of its value. This is the state of those who reject a right relationship with the God who made them. They still bear the image of God, but they are hollowed out. Chaff is either blown away in the wind, or in the end, it is burnt.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

One of the things which contributes to the misery of the ungodly is that for the most part, all they see and live for is this temporal life. True happiness in large part depends on belief in a final judgment, and an afterlife.

To the sinner, the idea that death is the end of consciousness, is a mixed comfort, and a wishful thinking. Any reduction of responsibility, diminishes our humanity. Accountability to God infuses human life with significance, for all decisions are of eternal import. Animals will not give account for their actions, we do.

The righteous know this, and facing it, they “agree with their adversary quickly” while on the way to court, ( God’s judgment), pleading guilty. Through the gospel, they settle out of court, accepting the gift of God’s justifying salvation.

Preparation for final judgment allows the righteous to joyfully endure the inevitable trials and pains of this present life. When this life is seen as only a preparation for the life to come, trials and tribulations can be seen as temporary , and even useful experiences.

But when this life is seen as all there is, any suffering, trials and tribulations are made to seem unbearable interruptions to the already limited enjoyment of this temporal life.

What does he mean that “the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment”? The knowledge that men and women are responsible beings and not animals, accountable to an infinite ,personal and Holy God, is inexpressibly comforting to the godly man, and equally horrifying to the godless.

The wicked cannot stand with confidence and impudence, in the light of the coming judgment, they aren’t ready! They don’t want to believe it, they seek to deny it, ‘whistling past the graveyard’.

The godless have no place in the congregation of the righteous, they don’t ‘feel right’ there, because they feel judged , but that is because God is there. “I won’t set foot in a church, too many hypocrites there!”, bellows many an unbeliever, to which I usually reply, “There is always room for one more, come on in!”.

The Lord knows the way of the righteous…That is, the holy God regards the way, he takes a special interest in, he makes even “all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are the called according to His purpose!”(Romans 8:28)

But the way of the ungodly shall perish…The ungodly would not give credence to God’s word, he took no delight in it, he would rather honor and give much weight to the opinions of the experts, fallible man! The sinner would listen to any one but God.

Having built his life on mere chaff, and yet making sure he took his stand with the rebels against God, in the end the scornful is seated, almost completely paralyzed in cynicism and sin.He can hardly move now, believing almost nothing.

But at least he did it all his way! But we are to know, in closing, that the way of the ungodly will perish, it will be forgotten, cut off, eternally ruined, and separated from all that makes life worth living.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe on Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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The Blessed Man….Psalm 1 and 2

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.(Psalm 1)

Everyone wants to be happy, but in this fallen world happiness seems elusive, for the most part. But the book of Psalms opens with a Divine description of a truly happy man, and how he attained it. God wants us to be happy, but knows it is only possible on His terms.

But the description starts out negatively, that is the Psalmist tells us first what we must not do , if we want to attain happiness. It’s as though he were saying to us that happiness is possible for us, but not on the path that we are already on.

* Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…The implication here is that it is the counsel of the ungodly that is the prevailing wisdom of the day , and that separation from it is necessary for true happiness.

The ungodly have their counsel, and it is disseminated quite widely through the various media. There is abundant counsel on how to love, how to live, eat, celebrate, how to think about right and wrong, the priorities of life, the human condition, the problems of the world, how to see yourself, the world, religion, God, family, etc.

In short there is an entire worldview that is constantly presented to us by the ungodly.It is the very air we breath, we live in it and don’t even realize it. This counsel is not something external to us, to be avoided, it is more likely that it is something we must come out of, having been raised in it, through education, media, entertainment,and the host of other forms of communication.

Godless counsel has not led to true and lasting happiness. We have seen this in our lifetime, for most of the readers have grown up in a tremendous time of social upheaval, the throwing off of all of the former civilisational restraints, in the interest of “self fulfillment”.

Those former conventions were christian based, our culture was Judeo Christian, our traditions , mores and conventions all came out of that context, but they have been undermined by a literally godless philosophy of sexual humanism. This generation is further from happiness than any other as the sale of prescription drugs illustrates.

* … (who) stands in the way of sinners…We proceed from walking, to standing, for we all end up taking a stand , a hardened position. Happiness is impossible to the one who takes his stand with sinners. This also is so automatic to men, most don’t even realise they have already done such, for standing with sinners is the default position of humanity.

The stance of sinners, is in defiance of the Lord, refusing to humble oneself, to admit sinfulness or the need to be reconciled to God. It is against Jesus, self justifying and condemning of God.

And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.(Luke 7:29-30)

The only real decision is to step “out from among them”, justify God by admitting your own sinfulness, letting Him wash you by the sacrifice of Jesus. And to stand with Jesus bearing the reproach of this world.This is the unhappiness which leads to true happiness.

* Nor who sits in the seat of the scornful… In this picture, the unhappy have walked and stood, but by now they have settled into a seat, and are unlikely to be moved at all.This is a progression, the ever-increasing hold of sin and corruption upon a person’s life.

The final immobility is frightening. When one is walking, he can always turn around, even a stance can be backed off from, but once seated, change is unlikely.

The scornful are what we would call cynical. They had at one time perhaps entertained ideals, but by this stage, they are hardened and bitterly disillusioned in their unbelief. Nothing is real to them, there is nothing to live or die for, there is nothing absolute, they are jaded and resistant to any softening.

Misery loves company, thus the ungodly are plural, so are the sinners and the scornful, but the Blessed man is spoken of in this Psalm in the singular.

This man has separated himself from all of that, he has come out of it at some stage, and drinks from a different fount entirely…

* But His delight is in the Law of the Lord…A man is known by what he loves, and by his pleasures. The truly happy man has found delight in the Law of the Lord. This is not just a reference to rules and statutes, this is the whole Torah of God, the entire teaching of life presented by the God of the Bible through His Holy prophets.

He loves the Word of God, he seeks it and is ever breaking with his former conformity to the world by the renewing of his mind to the Word of the LORD. “Oh How I Love thy Law, it is my meditation all the day!(Psalm 119:97)”

Because of this the blessed man is inwardly guided, and separated from the world. He has a base of conviction, his heart is fixed on truth, he doesn’t shift with the winds of human opinion. In God’s truth he has found something surer, than the opinions of the experts.

Finally , this Psalm tells us that happiness is not to be found by seeking happiness. “His delight is in the Law of the Lord…”. Happiness can only be a by-product of being in right relationship with God.

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The Cup Of Trembling…Zechariah 12

The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.  Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.(Zechariah 12:1-3)

A stunning portent of the truth of Zechariah’s prophecy has emerged through the recent resolution passed by UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), denied the ancient connection between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount, the site of the First and second Temple and the holiest site in Judaism.

UNESCO had previously re-assigned the shrine at the tomb of the Patriarchs,Abraham,Isaac,Jacob and Sarah,Rebecca and Leah, as a Muslim historical site. The UN organization did the same to the tomb of Rachel,the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

Thankfully there were six nations which voted against this latest outrage, the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and Estonia.

Russia,China and Germany all voted in support of this abominable travesty, along with 21 other nations, mostly Muslim but including Mexico and Viet Nam.

The Bible warns that the issue of Jerusalem would become the center of world attention and a “literal cup of trembling” and “a Heavy stone” in the path of the so called “progressive” (Globalistic) vision of the world powers that be.

Consider the significance of Jerusalem itself; it is the only city on earth of which the Gd of the Bible has said “I will put my name there, forever”. It is “the city of the great King”, Mt zion on the sides of the North, and is the place that God dwelt among his people Israel, in the Temple.

Jerusalem is also the place where “our Lord was crucified”, in short, the place where Satan was dealt a fatal blow, and also it is the place where the Messiah is predicted to “put his feet on the Mt of Olives” when he returns.

Of course the city has long languished under conquerors, since the temple of Solomon and then the second temple were destroyed, and the nation was sent into a long, dark night, of exile, banishment and judgment.

Jerusalem is important to the “global community” as well; it is the only city cut into two distinct portions by the U.N., which deliberates about a sixth of its time over the “status of Jerusalem”, which  is considered an “international city”. It is the focal pint of the world’s three monotheistic religions. Israel proclaims Jerusalem as its indivisible capitol, but the UN declares that “East Jerusalem” is the capitol of the “Palestinian State”.

Recently a controversy over a passport application in the United States went all the way to the Supreme Court, merely because a US citizen claimed his birthplace as “Jerusalem,Israel”. The United States official position is that Jerusalem is not part of Israel, and thus no passport can be issued which declares that the place of birth is Jerusalem,Israel.

True to this prophecy, the nations of the world are in great turmoil about the so-called “status” of Jerusalem. Though Jerusalem is manifestly the capital of the State of Israel, virtually none of the nations of the world will put an Embassy there, including the USA. They fear inflaming the Moslem near neighbors of Israel.


The idea of a cup of trembling is a judgment administered , which causes the neighboring nations, to reel, to go mad, to lose the capacity for sound judgment which leads to self-destruction.

In the hand of the LORD is a cup
full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs. Psalm 75:8

The Obama administration has attempted to make the appeasement of the Muslim world a centerpiece of its foreign policy. Therefore it has taken an unprecedented US stance toward Israel especially regarding Jerusalem and Judea. See Obama and Judea

Obama and his secretary of state have called for a strict “no natural growth” policy for Judea,(The West Bank), and they severely condemned Israel for approving the building of housing Units in East Jerusalem. see Administration Condemns Jerusalem Housing.

Islam has been claiming that Jerusalem has never been anything but a Muslim city, one of the “holiest’ sites of the Muslim faith. Yet the Koran doesn’t mention Jerusalem by name anywhere.

In its effort to erase any sign of Jewish history in Jerusalem, the Wafq, the Muslim custodianship of the temple mount, has been moving tons of rubble from beneath the surface of the site of the temple, dumping it in gravel pits outside of the city. Archeologists are finding priceless artifacts of the previous two temples in the rubble.

There is a reference in the Koran to “Al Aqsa”, literally, the “farthest place” from Mecca, where Mohammed supposedly rode a winged horse en route to a heavenly Muslim prayer meeting with Jesus and Moses.It is interesting that in Obama’s Cairo speech to the Muslim world, he referenced this obscure story, “the Isra” , the sole Muslim claim to Jerusalem, and that only by inference.

The Bible ,however has more than 800 direct references to Jerusalem. It is “the city of the great King”, the “Joy of the whole earth”, Mt Zion, the sight of the future capital of the world, the counterpart to “the heavenly Jerusalem”. God is “zealous for Jerusalem with a great fury” we are told earlier in Zechariah.

Jerusalem, we are told by our Lord Jesus, will be trodden under foot of the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

“…Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled…”(Luke 21:24)

For the time being, Jerusalem lies in unbelief, it  is as “Sodom and Egypt”, (Revelation 11) ,but is destined to be the city where Righteousness dwells, and out of which the Law of the Lord shall stream forth to all of the world. No wonder there is such a storm around it.

The UN wants to make it an international city, the Vatican wants custodianship over it, Islam claims it as one of its holiest sites, The Gentiles insist on it being divided into two cities, One the capital of the “Palestinian” state,the other side the capital of the Jewish state. Islam doesn’t like the name Jerusalem, they call it “Al Quds”, and so did a senior Obama security advisor in a speech recently. There is a storm brewing exactly as the Prophet said it would, God is making Jerusalem a cup of trembling, making mad the nations of the world.

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My One and Only Trump column…(I hope)

I have a lot of friends and readers who are baffled by what they consider to be the misguided “evangelical Christian support” for Donald Trump in America.It doesn’t make sense, especially in the light of the recent appalling locker room comments , revealed by Trump’s enemies(and by God, for there is nothing hidden that won’t be brought to light and nothing secret that won’t be shouted from the housetops!) . It just doesn’t make sense that although Trump is so manifestly immoral, Evangelicals would stick by him, even when the ‘brave’ leadership of the Republican party runs for the tall grass.

I get that it might be baffling to some, , seeing that it has become very obvious that Trump is (or has been) a base, vile, crude and immoral man, about as far from being Christian in the evangelical sense as any candidate that ever ran, to my knowledge.

What’s going on here?  Is this the sign of the total decline of American Christianity, and an omen that evangelicals in America are strongly deluded?

Mind you I am on no way trying to push Trump or to justify him in any way nor do I think Trump can save America or stave off the judgment that we deserve. All I want to do is give some perspective and clear up a few false assumptions.Also I assure you I don’t think I can speak for all Christians, not to mention all evangelicals.

America is a very political place, partly because we have a system of government that in theory says that everybody has a say, and partly because we have undergone a long social revolution which wrested influence from the former Judeo Christian worldview and is in the process of enthroning Atheism and its ‘morality’ and tenants upon the nation , once founded by Puritans.

Since in theory we all have a say in government, Christians also take politics seriously. We have in my lifetime had the “religious right”, the “moral Majority” the “Tea Party” ,  Operation rescue, the pro life movement, etc etc etc, all attempts to coutner and staunch the tide of secular humanism (atheism) as it rolled up one victory after another in American life.

There have been no referendums on most of these appalling advances, such as abortion or so called “gay marriage”. These have been for the most part imposed upon as by activist judges.

The reason a bombastic character like Trump has arisen,(Humanly speaking) is because the Republican Party has so betrayed its base, in breath taking terms, time and again, particularly since the rise of Obama, promising to restrain his absolute trashing of what is left of the constitution,  promising to cut spending and to staunch the tidal wave of third world immigrants which bring crime, unemployment and low wages all across America.

In the last two off elections(non Presidential) the Republican party gained 1000 seats in State and Federal government, by running n a platform of stopping Obama. Immediately in nearly every case Republican officeholders turned right around within days of the election and handed Obama budgets with no restraints on the programs they promised to defund!

There was a star lineup of fine professional politicians who ran in the Presidential Republican primary, the who’s who of “conservatives” 16 strong, and Trump, one of the least liked characters in America, for various reasons which have become evident.

Trump is not a politician, nor a theologian, he is not pretending to be an evangelical(As Gore and the Clintons and Jimmy Carter did), in fact he is openly and unashamedly a pretty worldy guy. He uses profanity, has a checkered past and is not pretending either to be a “poor man” who made it big.( I am praying for him regardless of the election result).

How did Trump triumph over 16 “A-team” conservative Republicans? He spoke some sense and without the usual political couching of terms. He promised to stop the flow of Mexican (illegal) immigration. He promised to stop the flow of Muslims(Obama brought in 1 million in 8 years!). Sorry but it is obvious to all but the politicians, wherever Muslims go in the thousands, so also does violence, terror and mayhem. He promised to defend Freedom of religion.

The others may have been conservative but they didn’t get the level of anger and feeling of abject betrayal Republicans, conservative, and evangelicals have felt over the last twenty years. Cruz, Rubio and the rest all postured as  every other conservative politician has done, mouthing platitudes about Reagan, the good old days, the need for spending restraint, but at the same time accepting the status quo of unlimited immigration, acceptance without question of Islamic immigrants, and the globalist presuppositions which undergird trade, immigration and defense.

They thought of this election as just another “Conservative vs Liberal battle” which they would conduct using Roberts rules of order, while the left brings a switchblade to the debate. The Republicans are the “good guys” , never stooping to answering to calumnies of the Right, the constant use of the term racist to describe their constituencies, and the paralysis while the left takes our nation down the gutter.

But Trump fights all of that, rejecting political correctness( which is a culturally toxic force here), and not apologizing for wanting to pursue American interests.

Consider the contrast;

Hillary: Christians must change their Religion

Who could blame Christians for not wanting more of Obama’s destructive policies? IT IS EASY FOR THOSE OUTSIDE TO JUDGE AND CRITICIZE CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA, accusing them of idolatry and compromise for supporting Trump, but would you leave us to Hillary? A career criminal, a psychotic warmonger(Libya) who boasted of her role in Gaddafi’s death? No Christian I know thinks Trump is christian, but even Caesar received the prayers of the Jews in the days before Christ. I know of no Christian who actually thinks Trump can save America. It is a simple choice of a career criminal or a very crude man with a checkered past who seems to be leveling with us and understands some of the frustrations here.

I don’t know what the outcome is going to be, nor do I know if Trump will end up being a beast himself, once in power, ( It could happen, who knows?). I do think that what Trump has been used to expose here very plainly is the fact that there really is a “ruling elite” at the top of American society, composed of Democrats and Republicans, who do   not mind at all the downward direction this country has taken, as long as their power remains intact. Evidently there is little or no difference between Bushes and Clintons. Who knew?

Trump doesn’t seem to be  one of them, and it seems they fear him. He may be something worse, or something better, or he may be a man in transition, but I hope you understand why many rally around him in spite of his obvious flaws.

We have gone beyond the tired old “conservative/liberal” schism in this nation, we are now at the “Nationalist/ Globalist” level, and who can blame Christians for wanting to retain some semblance of the nation they once knew?

I know, that our Kingdom is not of this world, and politics will not save us, only Jesus can do so, please pray for America and the Christian remnant in that idolatrous, backslidden country.

Praise God Jesus is coming back so soon! Maranatha!

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A Dirge For America


Take up this Lamentation for the Land of the Free,

America, once the liberator of others, who will liberate you?

Are you really free? Free of what?

You have set your self free alright,

By your social revolution, you are now free from

Marriage, commitment, family, and fruitfulness

Yours is the freedom of the madman,

who observes no conventions, who wears no clothes,

and who breaks all chains, (He will NOT be restrained)

and who now lives among the tombs crying and cutting himself…

Yours is the Freedom of Adam and Eve,

Who broke away from God, and from Eden, and from all that was good…

Do you know what you have forfeited? Do you know what you have lost?

Sing this dirge for America the Beautiful….

America you really were beautiful,

What an idea! A republic based upon self rule,

Limits upon Government power, based upon a biblical view of man,

Lex Rex, and not Rex Lex,

So compatible with virtue!

Hard work and Merit were rewarded in you,

You put no limits on success or failure…

No wonder the oppressed around this sad world looked to your shining light!

Why wouldn’t people flock to the shores of the opportunities you offered?

But there is no Beauty without goodness…(Envy isn’t good)

and we seem to be forsaking goodness…

Cry aloud for the home of the Brave…

You left all to come here, O nation of pioneers,

You cleared the paths for others, and pushed back the frontiers,

O Pilgrim people, who wanted only to worship God,

Bravely you set out, with the Bible in hand…

When did the Word become the enemy?

Who has bewitched you America?

What is this Separation of church and state? Who invented this?

Didn’t we know that men such as Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards, and Washington,

were gifts from God, the right men for the right time?

How could we forget? Only if the Lord guards the city, that we are safe?

O People who sent their sons overseas to fight to free others,

Should one drop of blood be shed to promote “gay rights”?

Do we give our sons to die for abortion?

Mourn that these are your leaders,

they are Reeds Shaken by the wind!

Politicians who lick their fingers,

They sniff the air like a dog in heat, howling, ‘where is the money?

Where is the power?’ and ‘ Whats in it for me?’

Their primary loyalty is to self,

They are Prostitutes who sell their power for gain.

Like a fox in the henhouse,Moslems have infiltrated our services,

Homosexuals have desecrated our military,

Degenerates besiege the family!

O Who will rise up for us against the evildoers?

The prophets warned us, that When the Lord judges a people,

He takes away from them the statesmen, the general, the honorable man,

Until the worst among us are given the rule,

Remember the Words of Isaiah?

“And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.”

Plead for the Prodigal Nation,

For the LORD whom she has forgotten,

Is gracious and kind,

His very nature is to restore, to forgive and Heal,

The source of our blessings Is of long endurance,

Yea, the longsuffering of God is salvation,

He is likely to forgive, His mercies are ever new,

If we turn to Him with all of our hearts,

If we agree with Him again, as in olden times

When real leaders called us to prayer, and humble supplication,

And God shed his grace upon us in countless ways!

HOWL for the Day of the Lord is at hand!

weep for the miseries soon to descend!!

You thought you were a queen and could not be touched,

You boasted that you were immune to the suffering of the others

But you didn’t understand, you wouldn’t consider

that the protection and abundance you once knew,

were gifts from the one your elites have spurned!

Those who Seduced You have now turned against you

They have slain you, and exposed your nakedness,

they have not been protectors of your rights or persons,

instead they have sold you to your enemies,

Because they have despised you all along, and all that you once stood for,

They would lead you, and your children to Hell.

Come back to the One who founded you, to the Shepherd who laid his life down, to the only author of liberty…seek ye the Lord while He can be found, call upon Him while he is near!

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.( I Corinthians 6)

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