Wednesday, November 05, 2008

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . .”
--Charles Dickens

Yes, this is how I'm feeling today--how about you? Four years of a socialist government . . . God help us. And while we're praying, we can start getting used to the idea of fighting because we're going to have to fight to keep even our basic freedoms like freedom of Speech. Ever hear of the Fairness Doctrine? It's coming. And how about the sound bite yesterday from a prominent Democrat, hinting at controlling Talk Radio?

I refuse to be discouraged about all of this, though. I believe God knows what He's doing, and all I can do is trust Him.


Blogger JohnD said...

I'm sorry, dear Sister, the election results are so gloomy to you. The America we knew and lament for now has been gone for a long time.

We (in the Body Christian) were either deceived, or self-deceived, or just plain in denial... and gullible to rhetoric which galvanized us into a GOP voting bloc.

We abandoned politics. And whatever can be said that is wrong with either party is the direct result of Christians being unwilling to soil their robes in that arena. The liberal (humanist) tendencies of the DNC are but an extreme example of the satanic exodus of the Church from politics.

Neither side has been doing the Lord's bidding. One side only claimed to be. Just enough to get our votes and lull us back into complacency.

The Old Testament is filled with example after example of complacency or going down the wrong path being dealt with suddenly, harshly by God... using at times pagans to do the hammering.

I don't revel in the prospect of being hammered. But rather I have hope in the fact that Christian Soldiers are going to have to come off of the extended vacation we gave ourselves (for generations now) and get back into the spiritual fight!

If they silence us on radio or television (which I think astronomic costs have been doing for years) maybe the Lord allows this to get us to network the way the first century Church did.

Man cannot improve upon God or his methods. But man always tries to... :(

Rather than passing the buck to "professional" clergy or even to gifted speakers, we ought to be equipping the saints to give to every man an answer... on the streets, in the job market, at the grocery store, in the movie theater, home fellowships and Bible studies at home (diversify) with the heretofore "super star Christians" going around as overseers to insure doctrinal soundness in them....

Works in China...

I just pray your spirits are soon lifted and see that we were like sheep being led to the slaughter rather than what we were lulled into thinking was going on. Look around and see what we were told by politicians simply is not true.

God bless.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Martin James said...

I did not vote for BO. But I hope and pray the best for him now.

Aside from some major issues (ABORTION, ETC), he is a good role model for young black men in prison or those who might end up there.

God can change his heart/mind on the major issues.

To be honest, the GOP over all looked really bad at the end of the election run. SP made herself look like an knuckle head in her CBS interview... she only has herself to blame.

I have hope in my heart that God wants BO in the Oval Office for four years.

I don't trust in man, only in the grace of God who saved a wretch like me.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Sayso said...

Hi Jill,

Although I don't look forward to the change that our president elect wants to make, I believe with all of my heart that God is sovereign.

And all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

John mentions that we(the body of Christ) have abandoned politics, while I am not so sure that the Church should have ever been involved in politics.

I say that because I don't think the church was to change this world through legislation and politics. The human heart can not be changed by legislation but only by the power of God.

3:15 PM  

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