When Darkness Raises Its Ugly Head

6-11-2020

 

When Darkness Raises Its Ugly Head

 

Christians across the nation have been crying out to God to heal our land as if he is a genie in a bottle subjective to our beck and call. The public outcry has been touching yet insincere.  How so you ask?

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

That is a conditional promise from Almighty God to those who call themselves Christians. We are to humble ourselves before God seeking his will while forgetting our selfish desires. We are to pray and see the face of God and persevere until we our prayer is answered. We are to turn from our wicked ways, a 180 degree turn away from sin. It doesn’t mean turn away for a little while. It doesn’t mean to keep looking back at what we turned away from either. When we’ve done our part, God will do his part and hear our prayers. God will forgive our sin and heal our land. That is his promise to us.

 

American Christians have been playing church for a long time. We sing feel good songs. We pat each other on the back (figuratively and physically) at what good Christians we’ve become. We put our buck into the offering plate and we’re good until next Sunday morning. We go to church instead of becoming the church. I’m not just preaching to the choir. I’m just as guilty. In fact I may be the guiltiest one of all.

 

Where do you stand on each of the Ten Commandments?

 

  1. Is it ok to worship other gods? Idols or things that God has made?
  2. Is it ok to give anything a place in our heart above God? Is God our first priority or our only priority?
  3. Is it ok to take God’s name in vain? Use it as a curse or swear word?
  4. Is it ok to forsake the Sabbath day? Treat it like any other day?
  5. Is it ok to dishonor or disobey your mother or your father? Even if they mistreat you?
  6. Is it ok to kill another being? What about in a fit of rage or anger or payback – an eye for an eye?
  7. Is it ok to commit adultery outside of marriage? Is it the new norm (everybody’s doing it)?
  8. Is it ok to steal? Take something that doesn’t belong to you?
  9. Is it ok to speak falsely against your neighbor? Tell little white lies, spread gossip, slander their name or reputation?
  10. Is it ok to covet your neighbor’s wife, property, things? What would you do to get them?

 

When you obey the Ten Commandments you will begin to make better judgment decisions:

 

  • You will begin to show respect for other people and their property.
  • You will obey the rules set down by your parents and by authorities.
  • You will know the difference between right and wrong and make wise choices.
  • You will understand that the impression of yourself that you give to others will stay with them forever.
  • There is a time and a place for everything.
  • There is nothing new under the sun.
  • To live is to learn.
  • Parents are to provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children.
  • Parents provide boundaries and teach their children to follow them.
  • Parents provide the necessities of life (food, shelter, clothing, and discipline).
  • Parents grant and take away privileges (time for: friends, television, telephones, games, computers and radios).
  • The mind of a child is not the same as the mind of an adult.
  • Children must learn to be obedient, play, work, and interact with others.
  • Adults must learn to productively contribute to society.
  • Respect is something everyone deserves, it is easier to give it, and harder to receive it.
  • Disobeying the rules of life brings misery and causes unhappiness.

 

 

What do others see when they see us? Do our actions bring glory to God or do we dishonor him? Do we look the other way or get involved when we see someone being wronged? Does beggars or homeless cause us to turn our heads or melt our hearts? What about sin in our own lives? Does it break our heart or that of our Father God? Or are we just ok with sin so long as it’s not the sin we commit (consciously or unconsciously)?

 

Luke 10:27 – He (Jesus) answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.”

 

How can you love your neighbor as yourself when you don’t even like yourself?

 

What we are seeing today happening in the US and around the world are the signs of evil as it raises its ugly head in the form of political correctness, lawlessness and a total disrespect of authority. We see bands of evil seemingly running wild maiming and destroying everything in its path and with impunity.

 

This is a result of good people standing idly by and doing nothing as this cancer spreads across our country like a snowball rolling downhill going faster and faster while getting larger and larger. Those who are insecure in their station in life tend to cave in when the pressure is on.

 

For years Christians have prayed for God to do something, anything but save our land. We’ve prayed out of fear and quite honestly we never thought God actually heard us, but if he did hear us he won’t actually do anything, right? Some choose to not even believe in God.

 

Historically we have asked God for a new leader over our country. We want someone who is charismatic, funny and one of us. God has answered those prayers. Men who have huge flaws that remained hidden until exposed by the light of God’s word.  We asked for heroes, cowboys and men with distinction to guide us and yes God has answered because he knows what we need, yet quite often he has given us what we wanted instead and all the while evil has been building up under the surface.

 

Wars have been fought.

Men and women have died.

The poor have remained poor.

The rich have gotten richer.

And there has been a time for every season.

 

Five years ago America and the world were quite literally at a crossroad. War on every front, ramped killing on almost every continent and as the fate of this nation hung in the balance Christians began to pray. It became a fervent prayer, a pleading for the mercy of God to cover our land. We were earnest in our supplication asking God to do something before it was too late. Like the many times before we prayed in generalized terms yet God heard our prayers.

 

During the 2015 – 2016 presidential campaign season there were many well qualified candidates on the Republican ticket. Men and women of stature Christian backgrounds, with name recognition and track records in political and the private sector surely God was in the mix. Whom would God choose for such a time as this?

 

God did what he has always done. He took the least likely from out of nowhere to stop evil and be his sword against the spirit of political correctness sweeping across America. Isaiah 45 tells us that God had done this before and in 2016 he would do it again. He would take a man who knew of God but did not personally know God. A man when God called, said Yes Lord!

 

This man of the world, a street fighter committed to excellence in all he did was just the perfect one for God to mold into a champion for moving God’s plan forward in this ever changing world.

 

Donald John Trump had name recognition beyond compare. He bought and sold, traded and made deals with the rich and famous and the political elite who up to this point knew and loved him. So how did he go from hero to zero so quickly? He had no way of knowing he would become the most hated man alive, next to Jesus Christ.

 

The battle seemed an uphill one with Hillary Clinton the favorite to win and Donald Trump the literal underdog with no chance, yet with God all things are possible and the impossible is always possible with him.

 

After the November 2016 election things began to sour immediately. Nobody thought Trump would win and everybody from both sides of the political isle hated him. Was it jealousy or was it deeper than that?

 

Within minutes of the inauguration in January 2017 opposition forces were moving against Donald Trump and everything he stood for. The very mention of his name caused people to go into panic mode. I won’t go into the details, but what we’re seeing 4 years later is proof positive that the forces of hell have come against this man chosen by God for such a time as this. The battle against the deep state is a real one. Many corrupt people in various political positions and in different agencies have waged an all-out war against this one man.

 

The 2020 presidential election is one of the most important water shed moments in American history with the very soul of our nation hanging in the balance. You may shirk it off and call my writing nonsense but unless you ask God to show you what is happening in the spiritual realm you will never see what God is doing with one man who said Yes Lord.

 

In the history of our nation there has never been a time that the entire forces of hell have shown their ugly heads in perfect harmony coming against one man standing up and making a difference. Christians are sometimes too quick in their judgement as to whether or not God is in this. They would rather quibble over whether or not Trump is religious enough. I say it’s not religion but relationship with God that matters for each of us. For someone to come against what God is doing is foolishly dangerous. You cannot stand on the side of God while trashing what or who God is using for HIS purpose. You may not like his personality or his way of speaking or some of the words he uses, but to come against him is coming against the one who sent him. That is a dangerous place to be.

 

Exodus 15:26 – He (God) said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”

 

I thank God that Donald J. Trump is President of the United States during these trying times in America.

 

God Bless the United States and God Bless President Trump. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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