This is a hard pill to swallow but deep down you know I am correct. The very first time I was able to vote for a President, I proudly cast my vote for Ronald Reagan. While he was far from a perfect president, he was the best that ever held office. Some may say Trump is better, but this is not about some pissing contest. Either way, just as Ronald Reagan could not save our nation, Donald Trump cannot save us either.
The truth is only Almighty God can save us. He has already offered us salvation through His Son Jesus the Messiah. That said, I am not talking about salvation from the wrath to come at this point. I am talking about deliverance – deliverance from the e
vil that has descended upon our nation. Darkness has enveloped our nation. Like a black poisonous fog it has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives. It is choking us all – destroying our nation – destroying our people. Unless God delivers our nation from this plague – our nation will fall to the adversary.
None of this is news to our Heavenly Father. You must know this. You also know He knows how this turns out. We do not. Will you throw up your hands and say “I can do nothing about this!” and give up? If this is the path you choose, I can do nothing about it. What I can do is lay out a path. This is the path I will follow until and unless I feel led to turn another way. While I cannot say if this path leads to deliverance, I am convinced if I walk it alone it will likely lead nowhere. If some walk with me, this path may lead us out of the darkness. As more walk with me, the more certain the path will lead us all to a better place. How many? I do not know. God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah if Abraham could find just ten righteous men there.
With all of that I am convinced if we turn to our Heavenly Father and ask for deliverance – He WILL deliver us from this darkness. What makes me so certain? These answers have been in front of us all along. Scripture says so.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Anyone who has been around for a while has seen this. Yes, it was written to and for the Hebrews but this does not at all mean it is no longer relevant. I absolutely believe our Heavenly Father will certainly do for us, His children as He promised to do for His chosen people. We, too, are chosen!
There is more to all of this than meets the eye. Recently, I came to the realization our very nation – our constitutional republic – is a gift from Almighty God. This is our birthright. No other nation has been granted the opportunity for self-government as we have. Who else has the God-given freedoms and liberties enumerated in our Bill of Rights documented as ours are? There is no nation such as ours – gifted from birth the right to a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people. We have squandered these gifts. We have taken them for granted. We have allowed evil persons to usurp and seize what rightfully belongs for us.
We can point fingers all day long but the truth is we are culpable. We are complicit. We allowed this to happen and have done little, if anything, to stop it. Now we face the consequences of our sins. Sins? Really? Are we not good people? Do we not go to church? Do we not vote? Are our sins not covered by that precious blood of Jesus the Messiah?
As I stated in the beginning, we are saved from the wrath that is to come, but this does not mean we will never see the consequences of our actions… or our inaction. Those consequences are all around us. Our liberty, our freedoms are taken from us every day by those who are supposed to be representing us, working for us. We PAY them to steal our freedom! This is the height of bad stewardship. Before we can hold government responsible for the wrongs thrust upon us – we must accept responsibility for our own sins.
As citizens of this nation, we have failed miserably. WE have dropped the ball. We have dropped so many balls we are up to our necks in dropped balls – such that they are about to smother us as we sit idly and whine about why we can no longer move from here to there due to the plethora of balls impeding our way. How so? You may ask.
First and foremost we have allowed the continual expansion of government. On every level, government has grown far beyond limits set by their respective constitutions. We sat and watched as our “representatives” promulgate more and more regulations – imposing on every aspect of our lives. While some throw up hands in frustration, that is often the limit of any response. When government oversteps even those laws that should apply to them – we allow those in government to “police” themselves, more often than not allowing them to grant blanket passes even for blatant and overt crimes against the people of this nation.
Consider Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner, Andrew McCabe – the list is nearly endless. Notice how just these three span over seven years. These are just the tip of the iceberg! How many have seen one day in court for the charges levied against them? Where is the outrage? Where is the accountability? Are you aware of the congressional slush fund used to pay off sexual harassment charges in D.C.? Yes, politicians – OUR REPRESENTATIVES – use OUR MONEY to pay for their personal indiscretions – quietly, of course, so as not to disrupt their political careers. If you were not aware of this… WHY not? It is our responsibility as stewards to hold those trusted with our nation’s business accountable.
These are just two examples where our own laziness and lackadaisical attitude has allowed our nation to become the mess it is. WE have to stand up and say “NO MORE!” We have to take back the reigns from those who have held them for far too long – whether we handed them off or they took them by deception – it does not matter. What matters is WE need to step up and take charge. How can we do this? Can we vote our way out out of this mess?
You will not like the answer because it is yes… and no. First, there are no “easy answers”. We got ourselves into this mess by taking the easy way out. We can no longer afford this. Many will scoff at this but voting is an inherent part of the process but it is only part. Waiting for election days will get us nowhere. Neither will simply participating in the election process. The fact is, no matter how slimey and distasteful they are, politicians will always be among us. They are like a fungus with no known retardant. It just keeps coming back and growing on any available surface.
The real answer rests in true decentralization of government and active participation by us citizens. Without these two elements, our nation is lost forever. The “great experiment” will prove to be a bust. This is also how we can regain the power we’ve lost. It is not difficult but it will take commitment and persistence. Much can happen quickly but nothing will happen overnight. You can forget about instant gratification for the most part. Here’s what we need to do:
Follow the example of the 2A sanctuary movement here in Virginia. Descend upon our local county seats. First and foremost – just show up! This alone will make national headlines. Our very presence in huge numbers will shake the politicians to their bones. It will send a message: “We are determined to take back our nation.” This will not only affect those on the county level – it will ripple through to the state and federal level. The earth will tremble beneath their feet. Then what?
Then we start talking. I will tell you right now, most county board members will not welcome us. They will insist we are not “on the agenda”. They will whine about those who want to speak and limit how many can talk and how long. How do I know this? I’ve seen it before. These board members are used to having things their way. They get a “packet” before each meeting telling them exactly what to expect. They’ll show up, have their meeting, maybe trade a few words or jokes with other members and go home. Typically, their goal is to get in, get done and go home. The last thing they want is to drag stuff out and ruin their plans. This is on the local level. Imagine how the people’s business must impose upon the lives of the important politicians at the state and federal level. That’s right – THEY are important because, you know, they hold an office – don’tchaknow?
More than talking to the politicians, we need to talk to each other at these meetings. Find some common ground, set some common goals. If the locals won’t allow “non-agenda” items, find out how to add things to the agenda. Remember they work for US – not the other way around.
After a few meetings, yes this thing cannot be a “one and done” thing, as a matter of fact it needs to be an ongoing thing, it will become clear what the business at hand should be. For example, right after President Trump was found “not guilty” at his impeachment trial, I heard rumblings about another impeachment. I do not know about you but I’ve had enough of this. I do not care whether you think he has done anything worthy of removal from office – it should be clear to us all it will not happen! Stop wasting taxpayer time and money on this nonsense and move on! I should think if a large number of counties in this nation passed resolutions saying just that – even the House of Representatives might just listen. The fact is every day our state and federal governments are pursuing some idiocy they have no business sticking their noses in. For a while it may seem like we are playing whack a mole but eventually, things will calm down.
The point here is if we do nothing we will be lost. If we all just get up and vote, we will be lost. If we get busy and participate in the election process and vote – we will STILL be lost. At the very least we need to activate on the county level AND do all of the above. This will start us on the right path. Is this a path you should take? I cannot tell you. I am only one man. My suggestion is you take your questions to God Himself. He is always there and He will guide you if you ask. While you’re there, if you don’t mind, put in a word for me.