And The Question Is…?

And The Question Is…?

Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.  Matthew 21:23-27 NIV

Funny, how people can always question what a person is doing or has decided to do when they don’t have any answers for what they do. Jesus proved that to the Pharisees and it’s being proven on a regular basis when people raise questions for which they do not have an answer.

So, the question is…for my intent to make a run for president is why? What makes me think people will support my run? And my question is…considering the current climate in Washington, why wouldn’t people support me?

Here’s the thing–I can list my qualifications until the cows come home and that still wouldn’t convince some. So, I’ll just wait until the decision has been made–past the “testing the waters” stage to really bring it home. For now–the simplest answer is–I’m more qualified to be president than the current person in the White House.

He has questionable wealth and Russian ties and greed for money and power.

I have integrity, intelligence, wisdom, and compassion. I am mentally stable and secure in who I am and have no need to compare my accomplishments to a predecessor–on any level. My only interest in wanting to be president is MASA–Make American Safe Again for all Americans–not just some.

I want to make education in this country something we call be proud of and other countries will envy.

I want to make healthcare–accessible and affordable for all through a single-payer plan that would rival most European plans.

I want to make Senior Citizen secure in their retirement years so they won’t have to worry about their survival.

I want to make the criminal justice system fair and equitable where every crime deserves the same penalty–and no special consideration is given to those simply because they have more money than others.

I want to make dreams coming true possible for every American who works in this country and contributes their fair share into our tax system.

I want to make sure that every human being in America is treated equally and fairly in the job market and every other venue.

I want to make sure that mothers who have to work can do so without feeling guilty or being overburdened with childcare expenses that makes their working–futile.

I want to make sure those sitting on the benches in our justice system will make decisions based upon the laws and not political biases.

I want to create an environment in which all people can come together and plot a path of peace for all nations so we won’t have to worry about wars.

I want an opportunity to show the world, not all Americans are bullying idiots and many of us know how to act responsibly, with decorum, tact, and diplomacy, earning back their respect.

Now, the question is…why wouldn’t people want to support someone who wants what’s best for all Americans rather than 2% of the nation’s population?

Everyone has to decide for themselves in every election and I’m not saying, “I’m God’s Choice” for anything, but I did pray and seek His direction and I’m acting upon what He’s showing me.

I’m not going anywhere and until people show me they won’t support me–en masse–I’ll continue with plans to make that historical run.

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Resurrection!

Resurrection!

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8 NIV

Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about. Luke 18:31-34 NIV

It is comforting to know that everything prophesied about the Coming Messiah has been fulfilled–just as it was told.

Because of His obedience and willingness to sacrifice His life for love; we all have an opportunity to live with Him for all eternity–just as He said we would.

There are many things that have been said throughout the past week and will continue in churches all over the world today, but the most important thing that can ever be said is, “He rose from the dead so we might have life.” It is through His resurrection that we gain grace–unmerited favor–to live with Him, not because of how good we are.

Actually, our entrance into Heaven has nothing to do with our being good, but on how we live that demonstrates we belong to Jesus.

Are we loving and forgiving?

Are we defending the rights of the poor and the needing?

Are we seeking God for direction in all we do or are we allowing the dictates of man to control us?

No one has demonstrated love with the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life so we might live other than Jesus.

No one has died and rose again–just as He said He would–returning to the Father–preparing a place for us–other than Jesus.

So take a few minutes or the entire day or the rest of the your life and think about what His Resurrection really means to you and enjoy the celebration!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Resist!

Resist!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV

Today–as many of us prepare to march in demonstration of our frustration about the lack of transparency exhibited by the #WHidiot–we will resist the devil and oppose him on every side until he comes clean about his relationship with Russia by revealing his tax returns. He has something to hide and it’s not about how rich he is. It’s about his connections to Russia on a financial level.

The “muscle-flexing” show he’s putting on for the world playing “chicken” with N. Korea is simply a demonstration of his desire to have center stage. He’s too foolish to even realize the danger he’s creating for everyone– and though he may believe that he’s safe–the end results of a nuclear war will not discriminate from the poor to the White House–obliteration–for all.

If I live through this day and the weeks to come; I will be seeking The Lord for direction as I struggle with a decision to run for president in 2020. After all, if an illiterate imbecile can run and win, I have a good chance at winning as well. The difference between him and me–I have knowledge of civics, the constitution, geography, economics, education, philosophy and a heart of compassion and Holy Spirit directing my steps. Did I leave out anything else as a qualifier? Oh! I have no problem with transparency–background checks, birth certificate checks, college transcripts or tax returns. I think that just about covers it all. Except one more thing–I’d run as an Independent–it’s about Americans, not a political party! I will bring back integrity and honor to the White House! I have no need to lie!

Keep Watching! It’s bound to be fun!

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Double-Minded?

Double-Minded?

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:2-7 NIV

When people are controlled by their emotions, they risk endangering themselves and others. Yes, we should be compassionate people and concerned with the wrongs perpetuated against others, but we should never allow our emotions to guide us in being impulsive and reactive to situations. Before we do anything, at any time, we must understand all the potential consequences. And without a plan, we should do nothing and if we do–without planning–we end up looking foolish.

That’s the state of affairs that currently exist in America and probably across the globe. There are some who think conducting a missile strike against Syria without congressional approval was courageous and bold and there are others who know Congress should always decide military action against another country when it could endanger US troops or America. The bigger problem is that the #WHidiot acted impulsively and reactively (supposedly upset about children dying in Syria), but didn’t have a plan–just a reaction. Now, the world leaders wait to see what happens next because there is no clearly defined foreign policy known to anyone, including the idiot.

The fact that he claims he had the authority to act without congressional approval because it was “vital to national securitywas and is a blatant lie. The United States was not threatened in any way by Assad, but our troops in the Middle East, could very well be endangered by the reactive, impulsivity of the #WHidiot.

But the even stranger part of his reaction is the “change of mind” from several years ago when he “tweeted” (43 times) that President Obama should not get involved with Syria because “there was no upside” in doing so and that President Obama needed Congressional approval to act. Considering the fact that more people (including children) were killed in 2013 than recently, I’m having difficulty understanding why the idiot had no compassion then, but wants everyone to believe he’s so upset now. I also don’t understand why some members of Congress are applauding his blatant disregard of the Constitution since Congress was not informed, nor gave approval of his actions. But I guess when he told Putin what he was doing, he had all the approval he needed.

He’s not upset about children dying in Syria or he wouldn’t have banned Syrian Refugees from coming into this country. It’s all an act to get the media to pay more attention to the possibility of an act of war than to the on-going trumprussia investigation. He knows he’s about to lose the farm. No one paying attention to the unfolding events on a daily basis believed his lie. But–his tactic worked–the media went crazy covering the strike in Syria and no mention made of the investigation. I wonder why.

But the idiot’s backpedaling is nothing new–that’s what he did the entire time he campaigned and why anyone thought he’d change is a source of amazement to me. People are who they show themselves to be–the first time out the gate. They don’t change. He’s been a double-minded, unstable, unfit person from the beginning and that has not changed. He will praise himself and belittle anyone who thinks he’s not the greatest thing that could have ever happened to America.

He’s the worst president we’ve had during my lifetime. He’s so full of himself that he only cares about those people who stroke his ego and won’t tell him the truth about anything. His enablers are afraid of him, the media pundits only care about ratings, so that leaves just a handful of us who really care enough about all Americans to speak the truth–about everything–and call out the lies and falsehoods as they present themselves. That’s love! We are not double-minded and we won’t stop telling the truth–no matter how many times the government attempts to muzzle us.

As for our GOP congress–they are equally complicit in everything that is spiraling out of control because they allowed their greed for power and control to get in the way of governing which is their job. So, they too are double-minded and unstable in all their ways (one set of rules for the Black President and another set of rules for the #WH idiot) and unfortunately, the rest of us have to deal with their unstable, unfair, decisions that impact all of our lives.

But God knows who belongs to Him and who just puts on a front. Their end is already determined and when the fall-out upends their careers, they have only themselves to blame. Karma bites.

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Disastrous Times!

Disastrous Times!

“Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!” Oh, my anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds within me, I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry. Disaster follows disaster; the whole land lies in ruins. In an instant my tents are destroyed, my shelter in a moment. How long must I see the battle standard and hear the sound of the trumpet? “My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone. I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills were swaying. I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away. I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert; all its towns lay in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger. This is what the LORD says: “The whole land will be ruined, though I will not destroy it completely. Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark, because I have spoken and will not relent, I have decided and will not turn back.” Jeremiah 4:18-28 NIV

There is indeed, nothing new under the sun. Whenever men (mere mortals) have made decisions without Godly counsel, they make a mess of things and many suffer the consequences of disastrous, corrupt, and greedy thinking.

WHITE HOUSE CORRUPTION

Only a blind person would not be able to see the corruption oozing from every corner of the White House–every wing–every nook and cranny–where evil is plotted and promoted and overlooked by those who have the power to stop the madness. The corruption flows–meandering like an unfettered ivy, climbing–to Capitol Hill where leaders in both the House and Senate are covering their butts while covering-up and obstructing truth that will reveal the clown in the White House needs to be removed.

Why are they covering for the clown? They knew about the Russian attempt to influence the election and chose to cooperate in order to push their own agenda. Sad really that elected leaders care more about an agenda than in safeguarding our democracy which is their duty. They have forsaken and are now not upholding their oath of office. As such–they should resign and if they won’t–the people who elected them should make every effort to force them out of office–never to be seen again.

Not discharging their duties in determining how the House Intel Committee functions–demanding Nunes step aside since he cannot be impartial as demonstrated by his briefing the clown about the investigation and with McConnell’s refusal to order an independent commission to handle the investigation demonstrates their lack of ability to lead. Both Ryan and McConnell are afraid their roles will be revealed in the entire mockery of this election.  If personal benefit is the only reason a person runs for a public office–governing for all Americans–then people should re-think their goals and step aside for those who truly love America to take the reins.

They (Ryan and McConnell) are the evil fueling the disaster in the White House. They have allowed the clown to believe that they can cover his wrongdoings, but they will all be exposed–one way or another–and they would be better off resigning–than risking the public humiliation of being involved with a traitor for they, too will wear the label--enemies of America.

What can the average America do? What we can do is to make our voices heard by persisting with phone calls to Congressional leaders, protesting the disastrous decisions that will only create “the barren land and death of many” with all regulations repealed.  On November 6, 2018, we can go to the polls during mid term elections and vote–repealing and replacing every person in the House who has demonstrated a lack of concern for all Americans. Encourage the media (MSM) to dig deep and uncover every hidden thing so all the world will know truth since we won’t get truth from the White House--where pathological liars are groomed by the minute.

If we do nothing, nothing will change and we will see the prophecy uttered by Jeremiah thousands of years ago, come true thousands of years later. The Lord has spoken–through His prophets and it has been written in His Word–what are we going to do?

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Who’s Negotiating For Us?

Who’s Negotiating For Us?

Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.” Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?” He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?” He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?” He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home. Genesis 18:23-33 NIV

Abraham was a great negotiator because God’s favor rested upon him.

Who has the favor of God resting upon them now–in a time of need to save millions of people–who is negotiating on their behalf? Good people obtain favor from the LORD, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. Proverbs 12:2 NIV

Just like The Lord was willing to negotiate with Abraham for the sake of the city of Sodom, He is willing to negotiate with us–through Holy Spirit–for the sake of the millions who risk losing their healthcare because of the wicked schemes devised by those on Capitol Hill and in the White House.

For the effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous avail much. The righteous and Holy Spirit can do marvelous things for the sake of people who know Him and even those who out of ignorance don’t acknowledge Him–not the ones who reject Him, but those who never knew Him.

A righteous, just God does not judge people by those things they never knew, only what they claim to know. So when someone claims to be a Christian, but does not live a Christian life, they set themselves up for judgment more so than the persons who never claimed to know God.

The “so-called” negotiator in the WH resorts to threats and bribes in order to have his way, but those who know God, who are humbled by His love and favor, know how to please God and never resort to “the pettiness of mere mortals” in order to get what they want. We are told in God’s Word by The Word, whatever we desire is ours when we ask for it in the name of Jesus.

I therefore urge the righteous to keep being righteous and humble and to keep seeking the favor of The Lord while praying on behalf of the millions who may know or may not know Him , but will benefit from having true negotiators, negotiating for all.

And while praying, keep calling upon those in Congress letting them know where you stand on all issues that impact your life and the lives of others. If we never let them know where we stand, they’ll never know if their decisions are truly based upon the wishes of those who put them in office.

There are millions of people counting upon Congress and we who know God, know the power of negotiation is not with those sitting in seats of authority in Washington, but the One who seats on the Seat of Authority in heaven. He can and will speak to the hearts of all who are willing to hear Him and obey.

Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask that if we have favor in Your sight, that You will grant our humble petitions to keep all Americans in a position to maintain their health coverage–at an affordable cost–so none will be without and can live all the days You have determined them to live. Speak to the hearts of those in position of authority and remind them they are there because of the will of the people and not by their own design. Thank You for using even the 32 who were willing to stand on their principles–knowing how to best serve the needs of their constituents. Amen!

Repent!

Repent!

“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. Acts 3:17-20 NIV

You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” Acts 8:21-23 NIV

In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” Acts 17:30-32 NIV

When we completely turn away from things that we know God does not like, and turn to Him, God honors our repentance and forgives our sin. If we do not repent and continue in the ways of ignorance and wickedness; He does not forgive us and will hold us accountable for our actions. 

For all those who think they have no need to seek God’s forgiveness–they have only themselves to blame for the judgment that is sure to come.

Get into God’s Word, know how He wants us to live and treat others–loving unconditionally, and defending the rights of the poor and needy and whenever we fall short–quickly repent and seek His direction and forgiveness.

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