Archive for November, 2008

God is our Refuge

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.  The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.  Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” Psalms 46

How appropriate this Psalm is in America today, as we watch the heathen rage.  Remember that n o matter how bad it gets, we have a refuge in God.  Now is the time to renew and refresh our relationship with Him in order to prepare for whatever lies ahead for our nation.

Seek God.  He will not fail.  Politicians will fail.  Leaders will fail.  Big Media will fail.  But the Living God rises above it all.

It’s time to STOP the despair and hopelessness

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I have never seen so much fear and desperation in America as I have since the election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States on November 5.

I didn’t happen when Bush was elected, either time. It didn’t even happen when Bill Clinton was elected. Or Bush Senior. Or Reagan. Or Carter.

This time, there is not just the usual disappointment, but fear and despair about what has just been unleashed upon America.

There is something about this man, Obama, that strikes fear into the very heart of common citizens.

Perhaps it’s because Americans are beginning to learn important details about their President Elect that were deliberately hidden from them by the Big Media before the election.

Truth has a way of getting around. You can try to suppress it, you can silence people, you can ridicule people and try to marginalize them, you can delay and dodge, but eventually it catches up with you. When truth is being actively suppressed, it takes some time to get around, but it does get out.

The truth about Obama is now getting out. People are learning about the citizenship issues and the candidate’s blatant attempts to dodge it. People are learning about how Obama supported a ban on shotguns when he was a State Representative in Illinois. People are looking at the vast, ecstatic, hypnotized crowds that followed him on the campaign trail and seeing vivid, disconcerting similarities to other charismatic socialist leaders who have risen to power in the past.

People have seen the degrading racism fostered and encouraged by Obama – the very racism that helped elect him, compelling people with vastly disparate values to vote for him because of his skin color.

We are learning about his plans to draft our children and grandchildren into his mandatory Youth Corps. We are learning about his pre-election deal-making meetings with Hamas and the Palestinians – and his expressed desire to sit down unconditionally with the leader of Iran.

We watch in disbelief as Obama selects hyper-partisan and Clinton-era officials for his team – dashing the hopes for positive change as it becomes more and more obvious that he will simply be turning back the clock to the failed policies of a decade ago – the same policies that ground the powerhouse Reagan Economic Boom into the dry dust of greed, misguided policy, and government-power-lust by the end of the Clinton years.

As revelation after revelation enters the American consciousness, we are left numbed and wondering, “how much more is there that we just haven’t heard about yet?”

And, as a result, millions of Americans are despairing hopelessly. Millions are being overcome by the fear of what Obama will do now that he will be taking the reins of the strongest nation on earth, with untethered access to its deepest secrets, its might, and its wealth.

Gun sales are hitting record levels as people snatch up firearms, fearing an Obama assault on our right to bear arms.

The stock market – despite almost always rising after an Election Day – saw record plummets the days after Obama’s election.

I have heard people ask, “how am I going to be able to protect my children from Obama?”

I have heard more than one person talk seriously about moving out of the country before the tentacles of Obama’s power succeed in obtaining a stranglehold on our nation.

Some are openly calling him the Antichrist.

The disregard Obama has shown for the Constitution of the United States in the citizenship matter has Americans fearful that the Constitution that has protected our rights and guided this nation for more than two centuries will soon pass away.

We wonder how many fatal mistakes such an inexperienced man will make, competing in a world with merciless, cut-throat veterans of the likes of Putin, Ahmadinejad, Bin laden, and Kim Jong il.

Americans are wondering if the current economic crisis may have been brought artificially to a head at this time in order to provide a vehicle to bring a new fascist socialist leader to power – right here in the Unites States of America, this time. After all, nearly every fascist leader of the past rode to power on a wave of economic desperation.

We wonder how long it will be before Obama takes over our healthcare system. Or, how long until he succeeds in sliding America down into the mediocrity of European-style socialism. How long will it be before we are just another France or, worse yet, a Nazi-era Germany?

The realization that Barack Hussein Obama is a thoroughly “ends-justify-the-means” man has many Americans shivering at the thought of a marxist president who will resort to anything that brings him closer to his socialist goals.

Never have I seen such hopelessness, fear, anger, anxiety, and desperation in Americans. Never have I seen such widespread pessimism for what the future holds for our nation and people.

It ought not be so.

It cripples us. It prevents us from thriving, growing, and succeeding.

Whenever in history two peoples with differing ideologies have clashed, the one with hope and optimism rises up and overcomes the one filled with pessimism and despair.

We are in an epic conflict. The outcome of this conflict will determine whether the United States of America continues to be a beacon of freedom in the world, or slumps into the junk-heap of history’s failures.

On one side of this conflict is the liberal elitist left, believing that big government is the solution to all our problems, and that government should be involved in every aspect of our lives. This faction is currently lead by Barack Hussein Obama. They are filled with exuberance as the Big Media paint his slim victory as a “landslide” in an attempt to invigorate their supporters while demoralizing others. This faction has a leader and savior – their messiah.

On the other side is traditional, family-values, working America. This side appears leaderless and stunned. The trust they had in their government, in their media, in their journalists, in their schools, and – yes – even in their churches is shattered. They watch in disgust as the Republican Party, the historic champions of this group, turns to the same old left-leaning, visionless “moderates” as leaders as it attempts to reform itself. This faction sees its future, and the future of its children, being snatched from them by dishonest Big Media, inept politicians, and a socialist power structure that has just grabbed the White House. Fear for the future and despair for the present are generating anger, anxiety, and hopelessness.

If we do not change today, our nation is doomed. I’m not talking about changing our government or our neighbors. I’m talking about changing ourselves.

Throughout the ages, every time a people with hope and optimism has clashed with a people with despair and pessimism, hope has always won. The people who see a bright future move ahead and leave the pessimists in the dust of history.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” reads Psalm 29:18.

There is a double meaning in this important verse. In a literal sense, it means that where there is no proclamation of God’s Word, the people perish – as individuals and as a nation. However, in a symbolic sense, it tells us that if a person or people or nation has no vision for the future, nothing to grow toward, nothing to aspire to, they will die. If all we see is despair and hopelessness, if we are full of anxiety and anger, then we will fade away and be no more.

Yet the “other side,” the socialist crowd, sees a bright future for themselves, so they will thrive and overcome.

If we don’t quickly stop our angry blame-throwing, our hopeless commiserating, our dwelling on the betrayal that victimized us, then our gloomy prediction of the future will most certainly come true. There will be no alternative.

Right now, we need to lift ourselves up by our bootstraps, brush off the dust and dirt of despair, and refocus ourselves on the vision our founding fathers had for this country.

We need to begin by refocusing ourselves on God and His will for our lives. He is our Hope above all. He is the King of Kings, and the King of Presidents, that all powers answer to. He is the Ultimate Power. He is just, gracious, and merciful, and He provides us a way to live above this mess of a world.

This one fact alone, that we have hope in the living God, should wipe aside all despair, all pessimism, all wrath.

Is Obama going to introduce age-old socialist fascism to the USA? The let’s oppose it – not with emotional anger, violence, and desperation, but with our own vision of a better America.

Is Obama the Antichrist? Praise God! That would mean Jesus is coming soon and war, disease, pestilence, greed, and lust will soon be but a faded memory.

Will Obama draft our children into his Youth Corps, as Hitler indoctrinated the German youth and as Darius abducted the Jewish youth? Then let’s train our children now to love and serve God – by our example, not by our words – so that they will be Daniels, Shadrachs, Meshechs, and Abednegos. Build them into heroes for God and country instead of letting them succumb to the apathy, laziness, and desolation of popular culture.

Let there be a new generation of giants in the land. Let there be new hope. Let there even be a new, epic struggle for freedom in America so that this generation does not take freedom for granted, so that Presidential Elections will never again be cast so lightly as a gaudy episode of American Idol, with candidates as performers and Big Media as judges.

Let there be a new generation of Americans willing to give everything and anything to keep their country free.

Let a new day dawn, in which elected officials and bureaucrats alike are held accountable for every decision, every sell-out, every attempt at self-serving political positioning.

Let a new, passionate army of writers, journalists, debaters, and thinkers arise to build our own news sources and relegate the old, out-of-touch, Big Media to the fanatic fringe they serve.

Let there be a new vision of a free and vital America, rising from the ashes and dung of failed socialism, apathy, godlessness, licentiousness, and political liberalism. Accept nothing short of the liberty our founding fathers fought for.

Without this vision we are doomed to failure. With this vision, we are assured of success. That success will have a price, but we all know that freedom is never free.

We must stop worrying about what is going to happen to us and begin building the new future, full of hope, grace, and optimism.

Yes, Barack Hussein Obama is bad news for America. Very bad news. But he gives us a priceless opportunity to renew our faith and a new occasion to pick up the banners of freedom and liberty and bear them high for all the world to see.

Fling off your coverings of despair and hopelessness. Those only serve the enemy. Fill yourselves with hope and optimism. We have a great future ahead of us. Rise up and show the nation that we have a better vision, and that we relish the privilege of sacrificing and struggling for it.