God Called Their Names

11-7-2020

God Called Their Names

People laugh when I tell them that God sent a warrior in answer to the prayers of his people. I’m sure when God chose an old man named Noah they did the same, until it started to rain.

What about Abraham when God said his seed would be too numerous to count and Sarah laughed.

Don’t forget Joseph and his coat of many colors. Jealousy is a powerful thing. His brothers threw him in a pit and argued about killing him, but God sent a caravan.

We must not forget Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego who refused to bow to the king and were thrown into the fiery furnace.

The boy David faced the giant Goliath armed with only a slingshot and a single stone.

After the tower of Babel fiasco where men were building a tower into the heavens was it not God who confused their language causing them to scatter to the four winds, populating to the far ends of the earth?

Remember Mary, the virgin girl chosen by God to bring forth a son, God’s only begotten son. Mary could have said, why me Lord? Instead she said, Lord let your will be done.

At the birth of Jesus it wasn’t in some fancy hotel or palace, but in a stable where shepherds and kings came to worship him. As he grew up, an ordinary boy, into a man, a man of God – God-Man. Jesus came to save the world from sin and for that he had to suffer and die.

These and many others stories are recorded in scripture telling of God using ordinary men and women to accomplish his purpose, in spite of what anyone thought or said. In every case when their name was called they answered, “Yes Lord, your servant listens”.

Throughout recorded time God has used the ordinary to confound the arrogant and confuse the wise so that HIS strength would be known.

So what about history not found in the scriptures? Did it not happen because it was not recorded by New Testament writers?

What started with a yearning deep in the hearts of men and women who dropped everything for the opportunity for a new start in a place they called the New World. They came seeking refuge from a abusive governments to a place where they could worship God as they chose, without strings or reservations.

Life was not easy in this new world, but with God all things are possible. Settling this new country was driven by ideals and principles firmly rooted in biblical theology and a firm belief that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The struggles and hardships many and at times the costs were tremendous yet they never wavered. They never lost their vision of what could be. Over time there were wars, battles and divisions of families and country, much like we see today.

Leaders are appointed by God to serve his purpose. There have been many with an ambition to serve, but few are called to the highest office of the land.

Each of us could have been born at any time or in any place in history yet God chose to place us here and now for such a time as this. It is with that same certainty that I believe God called and placed Donald Trump into the office of the presidency to stop the evil that has threatened to overcome this nation.

We can see how God chooses that which man casts aside. But within every man and woman God plants the seeds of capability. It is up to us to nurture those seeds until we have reached what we are capable of. Quite often God must pull someone out of their comfort zone and thrust them into something completely foreign to them. Yet God knows it is what they are capable of as he has prepared the way before them.

We watch unprecedented voter turnout in every state across the nation and the stakes are extremely high. 2020 began with the COVID-19 virus reaching every corner of the globe and into the very fabric of America as politicians conducted an impeachment of the president because they could as he attempted to determine the course of action for fighting the virus. Everything became COVID-19 centered and related as the nation went into full campaign mode.

American’s love the challenges of a fair election where one side wins and the other side loses gracefully and life goes on. Quite often politics is anything but fair and as of this writing the uncertainty of the 2020 election has revealed the most devious side of American politics as election irregularities have become abundantly clear. We have seen voter intimidation over the airwaves and on the internet’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and others). We have watched as fake poll numbers slanted to one side over the other, revealing nothing fair or balanced.

We watch as voter turnout shattered in record numbers and it would seem that the entire nation had turned red leading up to Election Day. As November 3rd dawned America began in person voting and lines formed in cities and towns all across the nation. Then as the voting deadline of 8PM passed we began to see something ominous as voting numbers seemed to switch at an alarming rate.

The cities and states that had been red in the weeks leading up to the election had suddenly become blue, with reports coming in of “lost” blue ballots being brought into ballot counting centers in boxes and suitcases in the hours after midnight. There were poll watchers whose jobs were to verify the counting being removed without explanation or reason. Ballot counters were seen wearing political biased blue attire, changing and/or discarding red ballots. There were reports of discarded mail in military red ballots being pulled from wastebaskets and dumpsters. There were reports of firsthand accounts of USPS supervisors issuing “hand stamp – November 3rd” orders to personnel receiving and sorting voting mail from regular mail in certain postal facilities and court ordered extensions of ballot counting that circumvented state legislatures changing current election laws. These irregularities in voting protocol and procedures are in fact interference of the 2020 election clear federal violations.

An order from the bench of the Supreme Court required Pennsylvania to separate all ballots received after November 3rd for separate counting and secure storage, due to reported irregularities. Additionally similar orders could come for a number of other states where these same types of irregularities have occurred and could conceivably delay the official announcement of the winner in this strongly contested presidential election.

Once the final count has been officially tabulated it will be time for us to get back to work and live our lives as God intended. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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