The Only Refuge

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea….” Yeshua was not afraid of death and was willing to be tortured and abused for you, I and the entire congregation of Believers. Shall we lose hope in God’s victory over evil, the enemy, even death in the end. Our time on earth is not guaranteed to be eighty or so years, but all are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (Hebrews 9:27). Every Believer has hope in the afterlife and salvation before the judgment seat of Christ, Yeshua, the one who paid our price. Moreover, our treasure is secure in Heaven, our true home. 

There is much to do in this life to accomplish God’s calling, destiny and purposes. The Ministry of Yeshua was only three years and He fulfilled prophecy, revealed God in the flesh and bought salvation for Israel and the nations. We do not necessarily or always see our part in this Kingdom expansion; the work of sanctification, justification or redemption that God accomplishes by His Spirit through us, but rest assured He is able to do more than we could ask or imagine. All glory belongs to God. “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13). 

I’m convinced that keeping our eyes and heart on Yeshua is the only way to maintain peace in this wicked and turbulent world. The election has been disturbing to many and the outcome may be disturbing further. I wouldn’t say that Germany’s emergence before WWII is similar in all respects with our election, but Hitler stole the election and power through evil means. I’m not comparing either Trump or Biden with Hitler, what may be a comparison in the future is the reaction of the American people to the changes that may be coming and are being promoted by powerful forces in the media, politicians, large corporations and academia. To illustrate the German populace either conformed to Nazi programs or opposed them and went into exile or prison. When it was all over, many ordinary people questioned how they had succumbed to such evil and wicked ideals. The future is not something we can sit on the sidelines and watch as it plays out. As with all things we will be faced with a choice, sooner or later, to follow men or obey God. For Believers it will be more important than ever to know the voice of our Lord and Shepherd, the Holy Spirit and the word of God. There is no plan or formula upon which to rely because our paths, assignments, callings, and gifts are all different, but we have a person who is an ever present help in time of need. Now is a good time to cultivate a robust prayer life and there is probably nothing more effective or powerful we can do, today.

A Perspective on Politics

President Trump is a lightning rod for highly charged political and emotional banter, but his administration set records in every category of prosperity. My perspective is one for the holidays as Mr. Trump and Jesus were in similar situations in certain respects. I’m not comparing them personally or their missions, just the circumstances in which they found themselves. If you know anything about the Bible you know Jesus was hated by the Jewish religious leadership because His message and deeds were shaking the established religious order. He also faced the secular Roman empire who had occupied Israel, the surrounding area, and were seeking to assimilate the Hebrews into the Roman collective. Both these groups united in a limited purpose to have Jesus crucified, but it was His close friend Judas who set the whole thing up through betrayal and his own selfish desire for bribe money.

I see the Democrats who are natural rivals with Trump for political control as the Jewish leadership. Trump, an outsider, gained momentum among the people and upset the chosen democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. As a result the Democrat leadership swore themselves to Trumps demise. They investigated, accused, and impeached him, but nothing actually removed Trump or stopped his agenda. The Deep State DOJ, FBI, and Courts are like the Roman, Pontius Pilot, who knew that Jesus was innocent, but refused to take the just action and exonerate him. Instead washing their hands of the entire fraud, acquiescing to the mobs cry, “Crucify him”. The Supreme Court justices who refuse to hear the evidence of fraud possessed by Trump attorneys. Judges that refuse to hear the merits of Trumps case and give him the opportunity to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a specific number of fraudulent votes that were counted for Biden. Supreme Court justices who refuse a clear constitutional case brought by twenty eight states. The corrupt DOJ and FBI that refuse to investigate hundreds of sworn affidavits from eyewitness pole workers, watchers and whistleblowers, but stand down approving the democrat fraud. The media which is silent failing to report the truth of election fraud and censoring that which is reported by others. These are the Roman occupation who are ambivalent toward Trump and are happy to see the lone voice of truth extinguished.

The final betrayal is not yet finalized, but the battalion of soldiers have been dispatched to the garden were their victim will be captured under the cover of darkness, (a Media blackout). The betrayer is a friend, (on the surface), but he is an unbeliever in the mission of Trump and is self-focused and willing to accept bribe money from the Media Billionaires. Judas is represented by the Establishment Republicans, Republican governors, Republican State legislatures in battleground states who permit massive election fraud by acquiring voting machines capable of fraud, paper ballots with no corroborative information, and illegally overriding state election laws. Judas are the Republicans in the Senate and House who sit by hoping Trump and his agenda of liberty and American greatness will be silenced.

It may not be a perfect comparison, but it brings me to the final point which I believe to be applicable in both situations. Jesus said, His Kingdom was not of this earth and that He was laying down His life by the will of His Father God in Heaven. (John 10:15-17) Jesus understood God’s will and obeyed it perfectly. We do not normally have such understanding and obedience, but God’s will is immutable, Sovereign and loving. Jesus died on the cross so our sins could be forgiven, that everyone who believes will be saved from God’s just wrath upon sin. (John 3:16; 1 John 4:10; Rom. 5:8-11) If the injustice that Donald Trump has endured prevails, then it was God’s will upon America. In just seventy years after Jesus’ death, the Roman’s utterly destroyed Israel and their temple. It may very well be that those who thought they were saving America from Trump are taking actions that will result in its destruction. The old adage is, “Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it.” Everyone, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Uninterested should seek God while He may yet be found. He is our only Hope and shelter from the storm. 

 

Tyrants Rise

In the free world government leaders are elected by the people or their representatives. In communist countries or dictatorships the ruling group is kept in power by the military or state police. Hitler was not elected, he cheated to get a foothold, then took over and abolished traditional German government. The nation was in crisis financially and the people were deceived into believing many lies. 

This upcoming election has indications of similarity to the rise of tyrants like Hitler. There has been accusations by Obama that the election will be rigged or fixed. The Democrats have a history of doing that which they accuse others of doing. They are aligned with an oligarchy of internet/media corporations that possess so much information about every American it is scary. When they cannot get direct information on someone, they build a fantom or shadow identity to represent children or others whom they cannot directly identify. These corporations, the Deep State actors and Democrat politicians could easily produce fake people and fake ballots in a mail-in Covid-19 fake election. In recent close elections in Blue States and precincts boxes of absentee ballots mysteriously appeared and were allowed in the count. 

However, fraud alone is not enough and multiple schemes are usually involved. This election can be stolen by simply running Joe Biden, who is clearly lacking cognitive function and getting worse daily. When he is declared the winner and takes office, the Democrats can assert the 25th amendment anytime they chose to put the Vice President into office, which would be Kamala Harris. Joe Biden did not win nomination by the votes of Democrat voters, he was appointed when all the other candidates resigned. Who convinced them to concede and upon what terms? Bernie Sanders was likewise fraudulently eliminated by Hillary Clinton’s super delegates. 

Fake investigations, fake impeachment and fake news propaganda everyday is the product of Democrat/Media socialists. If lying, a failed coop, and fraud upon the courts are acceptable, fixing an election is no crime either. What may be contrived to thwart constitutional foundations of government in America is no less than the usurping of power that brought forth Adolph Hitler, Hugo Chavaz, Benito Mussolini, Kim Jong Un, and the Communist Party. The people were fooled, but there was no going back once the power was stolen. 

Today, there is a small but growing minority of confused, self-righteous, socialists, communists, racists, perverts, and zealots who would do anything to remove Donald Trump and prevent a return of American greatness. They are in league with a Democrat party that is as radical and opposed to America as many of our foreign enemies. Also, the oligopoly of internet/media Corporations are a powerful propaganda ally in this axis of anti-american sentiment. An unwitting compliant majority still exists that desires traditional American values, but only the power and right to vote stands in the gap between liberty and tyranny. When your city mayor can order you to stay in your house, wear a mask, and any other thing they desire without any legal or constitutional authority, the enemies of America believe times are right for an overthrow and takeover. When they tell you that Joe Biden has been elected and within months Kamala Haris is sworn in as President, then who is to blame? 

Promises to Israel – Their Irrevocable Call

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10

“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.’ Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:25-29.

God, in His sovereignty, has blinded Israel due to their rejection of Him as their Messiah but God’s election of Israel as His chosen people is irrevocable and all of Israel will be saved one day. There is a remanent of Jews that have believed in Christ and are saved today (Romans 1:5), but during the end times all of Israel will come to Christ. In that day a fountain will be opened for sin and uncleanness which is a symbolic reference to the means of cleansing and purification through the atoning death of the one pierced.

Israel will look upon Christ and their eyes will be open and they will mourn as for an only son.  This will lead to repentance and salvation. Mourning for an only son was the deepest form of sorrow for an Israelite. The words for “look on” in Zechariah 12:10 are the same as used in Numbers 21:9, when Israel looked upon the bronze serpent in faith to receive healing.

Yes, Israel will come back to their Messiah someday as foretold in the Word of God. The Church has not replaced Israel in its promises as some teach today but will one day look upon the one they pierced and repent. That will be a glad day. Remember to pray for Israel, God’s chosen people.

Election Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you that we can go to the polls and vote for our political leaders.

Thank You for any God-fearing candidates who are on the ballots.  Give them wisdom and boldness to represent positions that support Your Word and Your Will.

Help us to be good stewards with our financial resources so that we don’t selfishly burden future generations or other citizens by voting for candidates that promise short-term financial gain.

Give us wisdom and discernment as we decipher the varying views and political rhetoric.  Open our eyes, so that we are not deceived by untruths and mischaracterizations of others.

Guide us to stand against sin, immorality, rebellion and lawlessness with our vote.  Help us to not justify our sins or the sins of others.  Bring clarity to issues that are an offense to You.  Shine light on our path; guide our decisions and our vote.

Unite Your church in one accord and one voice as we stand up for issues that align with Scripture.  Show us those candidates who fear You, glorify You and seek to do Your will.

Let the sins of our country grieve our spirits and drive us to the polls at every opportunity.

O Lord, in your sovereignty you appoint our leaders.  You appoint some who fear You and others who are the result of Your righteous judgments.  We trust You and Only You with this country and world.  Your will be done on earth as it is heaven, forever.  Amen.