November 11, 2012
Others have asked me what I though about the election. I can say nothing in few words, so here is my lengthy answer.
Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
"Small things beat big things yesterday. Conservatism in my humble opinion did not lose last night. It's just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially when the alternative is being your own Santa Claus," he continued. "In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins?"
It is hard to vote to pay your own bills when Sant Clause is on the ballot. I certainly am not implying that the option was any better, for he also is a tool of the big banks. But he was offered as reality vs Santa.
The Santa mentality is a child's mentality that sees all the free stuff he provides. Children make no connection with Santa and bills. Today's Santa offers "free stuff" (my free Obama phone). He offers cradle to grave security with no responsibility. But hidden in his "free stuff" comes shackles to his will. "Be nice, or Santa will forget you, and not give you more free stuff." I wish he would forget about those who do not want his "free stuff", but I am sure he will not overlook those who will not submit.
Let me give a few points that come to my mind.
First, the WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) influence that founded this nation is dead. I first became acquainted with the John Burch Society when I got out of the military in 1965 by going with a girl to some of the meetings. It was common knowledge then that every effort was being made by the "powers that be" to naturalize the WASP influence. Over the years since, we have observed many things done to naturalize that influence: Open boarders to Mexico. Open immigration for any number of nationalities, as long was that nationality was not Christian. (The 66% of the Spanish vote carried the day for Obama, and 85% of the Muslim vote.)
Second, the people voted for the US to be a welfare state. The election was purchased with "public" funds. The funds went for food stamps, welfare payments of all kinds and for auto bailouts, among other things. The laws concerning healthcare will be horrendous. (Obama ran ads showing Romney promoting his health plan as governor. It was the outline for Obama's plan.)
Third, "Analysis: Victory puts Obama in position to expand government's reach (Reuters) - Both sides called it a generation-defining race for the White House: a choice between Democrat Barack Obama's brand of government activism and Republican Mitt Romney's commitment to reducing Washington's role in Americans' daily lives."
However, we know that every candidate in the last couple of generations has promised to reduce Washington, but none do. Romney would not either, but that was the promise over Obama's promise of increased government.
Fourth, "The Divided States of America", Drudge, November 7, 2012. "Jessica Jackson Jr. Wins reelection from Mayo Clinic for "bipolar depression", as well as being investigated by the FBI. In other words, a great number of people vote according to color, enough to throw an election. It is as much "raceism" to vote for someonen because he is black as it is to vote for one who is not black.
"Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Includes Resignation, Pleading Guilty to Misuse of Funds..." "Would end Jackson's 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago's South Side and suburbs." (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/former-u-s-prosecutor-negotiating-plea-deal-for-jackson-jr/)
Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims. http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/football-stars-accused-in-racial-knockout-game/
Fifth, "Thousands of military ballots too late'. The DoD had the same "problem" in 1010, and had been told to fix it. But they did not. The military overwhelmingly votes Republican. Special care was taken so NY and NJ voters could vote even by e-mail. Why is not special care taken for the military vote? http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/13529-are-military-voters-being-suppressed, http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/265925-gop-senators-thousands-of-ballots-unlikely-to-reach-military-voters
Really, the only basic difference between Obama and Romney is that Romney is white, and maybe more conservative on marriage and abortion. Other than that, both are committed to endless wars, bigger government, federalized health care and the continued transfer of wealth to the "to big to fail" banks. Neither man addressed the issues of Big Government, inflation caused by printing money, debt nor the FED.
First, the Lord changes not, and his unchanging laws of the Old Testament of sowing and reaping are now bearing fruit. We are reaping the result of those Christians who deny the validity of the Old Testament laws of sowing and reaping, so they ignore them.
Second, we are reaping the results of those who were and are waiting and hoping for a rapture before this time in history came to pass. It is here, and so are they.
Third, Americans, Christian especially, are now facing the results of allowing the state to educate their children. Those children have been taught to look to the state as their provider. They have been taught to accept alternative life styles, sodomy. They have been taught "Sex Education", which they put into practice.
Three states voted to allow sodomite marriages. Beyond any doubt, the sodomite education in the state education paid off. The wicked understand the importance of training up children in the way they want them to go far better than do Christians. The paganization of the Christian's children has worked wonderfully, as we see from this last election.
Fourth, though it quietly happened years ago, this election clearly showed us that the "We the people" god has replaced the God of the founders of this nation. The founders' God was clearly defined in the Mayflower Compact, and the results are now upon us. We will see that that 1620 covenant was for the glory of the Christian God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The anti-Christ children of those founders are now facing the results, as this once Christian nation sinks into the dustbin of history.
Let me show the importance of covenants before we look at where we are today.
I have dealt with covenants in the past, but let's have a reminder. Throughout Scripture, God deals with his people through covenants: that is, do this and live, do that and die. The same holds true today. A covenant is simply a promise suspended upon a condition. The word of God is fulled with promises, but those promises have conditions. However, there is a promise with no conditionthe promise Adam and Eve of a Redeemer passed down through Abraham and David and others until Christ came.
The historic, orthodox stand of the church has been that the covenants made with the fathers' of the faith in the Old Testament are brought forth in Christ to the Gospel Church.
"CHAP. XIII. CHRISTIANS AND NOT THE JEWS, THE HEIRS OF THE COVENANT. (The Epistle of Barnabas, A.D. 100. The Anti-Nicene Fathers, The Writings of the Fathers down to A.D. 325. 1867. American Edition, reprint, 1979. Vol. 1, p. 145.)
"God's Law is based on His nature, and that is eternal and unchangeable, compare Mal. iii.22 (iv.4). ... The covenant with Israel is an everlasting covenant. Jehovah would not be Jehovah, if an entirely new commencement could take place." (E. W. Hengstenbert, Cristology of the Old Testament, 1854. MacDonald Reprint. Vol. 1, p. 704. See also Edersheim Old Testament History, vol 2, p. 3, Leupold, vol. 2, p. 65, and many more of the older orthodox authors.)
"The Pentateuch knows nothing of a future change in the law, nor of an abrogation of it even in part ; only the attitude of the people toward the law was to be different in the last times." (Oehler, Theology of The Old Testament, T. & T. Clark, 1873. Printed by Klock and Klock, 1978. P. 218.)
But for some reason, it seems that a vast majority of Christians reject the idea of Old Testament covenants applying to the Gospel Church. But they accept the idea of the covenant of Redemption coming through in Christ. All Christians support the covenant made with Abraham in Genesis 12, yet most apply it to the wrong people.
Here are some Old Testament Covenants that are obviously brought into the New:
1) The covenant of circumcision for the Gospel Church found in the promise of the circumcised heart.
Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD,
and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and
inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and
burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
(Deut 10:16, 30:6.)
Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: (Romans 2:28, 29.)
2) The covenant of priesthood
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
3) The covenant, or promise, of blessings or curses. The Lord God spoke to those whom he redeemed out of bondage:
Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
As we saw in 1 Peter 2:5-9, the covenant of Exodus 19 is clearly carried over to the Gospel Church, for, according to Revelation 1:6, 5:10 and 20:6, those in Christ have been made kings and priests unto God and his Father.
Romans 10:9, Matthew 28:19, 20 and Acts 8:12 show us that Public Baptism is the willing, public commitment of that person to the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ over himself. Though God's people may deny the validly of the covenant they made with the Lord at their baptism, we must not be deceived, for we will reap what we sow, as individuals or as a nation. Cursed is the nation whose God is not the Lord.
Upon hearing the words of God through Moses in Exodus 16:5-7, the people entered into a covenant with the Lord God, v. 8 all that the Lord hath spoken to us, we will do.
Exodus 24:3, 4, even after hearing all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments, all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord hath said we will do. Then Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord to which the people had agreed.
The people whom the Lord had redeemed with the Blood of the Lamb agreed to keep his covenant. God promised if they would keep it, they would be a peculiar treasure unto him above all people. The rest of the Old Testament records how well God's people did what their father's agreed to at the Mount. We know what happened as those children ignore that covenant. There is no need to recount it here, other than to say that the end result of breaking that covenant was the loss of their nation many years later.
All of that to say this:
Whether or not the heirs of that covenant at the Mount believed the covenant applied to them, the end result of their apostasy proved that it did apply to them. The covenant the fathers made with the Lord God at the Mount was binding, and the children went into captivity for ignoring that covenant.
"Rush is right" when he said that conservatism did not lose in the 2012 election. Rather, it was the Christian God of the Mayflower Compact who lost. Conservatism is a false god, and he has nothing to do with the God of the original covenant made by our fathers.
Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the eleventh of November [New Style, November 21], in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620. (The Virginia grant went 200 miles north and south of Jamestown to the Pacific ocean.)
That 1620 covenant opened with a stated purpose: to establish a nation for the Glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. These men covenanted and united together to be a civil body politic for purpose of glorifying God and advancing the Christian faith.
Our founding fathers clearly understood what they were doing when they made that covenant with one another and with God. They covenanted with one another and with God that this nation would be for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. That covenant was and is just as binding as was the Israelite fathers' covenant made at the Mount in Exodus 24:3
The purpose of the establishment of this nation was for the "glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country." The authority of the day, the "king of England", broke the covenant, which released the new nation from the covenant they entered into with him.
However, the Christian God of the Pilgrims did not break the covenant they made with him. Rather, after a few years, the Christian God was replaced with "Nature's God" and with "We the people."
"Nature's God" has been revealed to be the god who controls nature, more commonly called "Mother Nature". Totally contrary to Scripture, she is believed to control all natural events, good and bad. (See Superstorm, Sandy.)
"We the people" has been revealed to be the people's choice. It is "We the people" who have cried out for Santa Clause to reign over then. (Santa today is either Democrat and-or Republican, which ever one appeals most to "we the people".)
Over the years, "we the people" have clearly said, "We will not have this man to reign over us. His requirements are old fashion and out of date. We will serve the new gods who will provide the security we desire. We will serve the gods that promise the most at the least cost to ourselves." Santa had to win in 2012, because he was offered in either Democrat or Republican clothing.
1 Samuel 8:4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. 6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. 7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. 9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
Samuel told the people what the king would be like, vv. 10-17. V. 18, God promised that they would chafe under the king's despotic rule and cry out to the Lord, but the Lord would not hear nor deliver them. V. 19, yet they still said "Nay; but we will have a king over us."
The despotic rule has now been here for many years as "we" are forced to transfer our wealth to the bankers, send our young people to die in foolish and unjust wars where the parents are forced to pay for killing their children. We are forced support those who will not work, &c., yet "We the people" continue to place their faith in Santa and his "free stuff".
(We know a young man who is in total rebellion against any parental authority. He made it into a government program that provided him $1,200 a month so he could learn how to manage money. Being unable to live on the $1,200, his funds were increased.)
The god made after man's foolish imagination, Santa Clause, reigns. Santa will lead us into the dust bin of history, where is found the once great and mighty Babylonian, Greek and Roman empires.
Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
Psalms 106:15 And he gave them their request;
but sent leanness into their soul.
Over the past couple of gnerations, the Lord has given us our self-centered requests, and now leanness...
We are told many times over that the people of a nation produce the leaders of that nation, not the other way around:
Hosea 4:9 And there shall be, like people,
like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward
them their doings.
Isaiah 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
The answer is not in getting godly leaders, though we should strive for such.
Answer against the wicked
Bettie and I were coming back from seeing our grandchildren in PA, and we saw a sign in someone's yard, "Read Ps 109:8". We read it: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Judgment to salvation,
* We saw in Exodus 24, that Judgment is according
to the covenant of God's law.
* In Isaiah 11:4, Judgment is compared to rain coming down, so that righteousness can be exalted.
* In Jeremiah 16:21, Judgment causes man to know that God is the Lord.
* In Isaiah 51:6, Judgment results in salvation
Questing God with "where is the God of Judgment" wearies him
Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
Our hope is in the Lord, not in the ballot box, nor in man
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
All of Psalms 42. V. 5, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Zeph 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. 14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. 15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: 16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Judgment brings righteousness in God's good time, so we must pray for God's judgment against those who do evil. Those in power corrupt justice, so the righteous have no recourse nor appeal against them for their injustice. God is our only appeal and refuge in the time of trouble, so we pray for God's just judgment against them.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.