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These are old posts I thought should be re-visited for one or more reasons.

Christians Need a 70-Year Plan

The article below was first published in February 2009. November 2012 is a good time to revisit the topic.

“This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” .” Jer. 29:4-7 (NIV)

Christians in America are being held captive in Babylon. That’s right, captive in Babylon. Freedom in America is rapidly declining because our U.S. Government is choking the life out of “we the people”. Whether the issue is confiscatory taxes, the wickedness of those elites who control public schools, the murder of unborn babies, or other ungodly decisions of the courts that defy the wishes of the people it should be clear to all that we have little choice in such matters.

During the time of Jeremiah the prophet, Israel was so rebellious that God had many of the Israelis “carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.” God allowed them to be captured by King Nebuchadnezzar. It was obviously God’s will at that time for the rebellious people of Jerusalem to be captured and taken away. The people had plenty of warning from prophets that they would have to pay for their disobedience if they did not change. So, in essence God sent them to the corner for a 70-year time-out.

The way we reject God in America causes many to wonder when God’s judgment will come. I’m not so sure we are not in the midst of that judgment right now. Is it not likely that the multitude of problems we have in our society is due to the fact that God has already lifted his hand of protection from America? Most of the social ills in this country can be directly correlated with our efforts to kick God out of our lives, our schools, our communities, and even our churches. Some who masquerade as pastors are surely being lead by demons from hell.

The exiles in Babylon were not slaves because they did have some freedoms. I find it interesting that God told the people of Israel to build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce, marry, have children, and even find spouses for their sons and daughters. He told them to multiply the numbers in their families. He also told them to seek peace and prosperity in their place of captivity. He didn’t tell them to cause trouble in Babylon. There were no voting guides, citizen surveys, petitions to the ruling authority, no picketing, and no letters or phone calls to the king to influence his decision making. In fact God told them to pray for the prosperity of Babylon so that the Israelis would also prosper. The time-out God chose for Israel was to focus on family and prosperity.

God furthermore told the people through the prophet Jeremiah, “This is what the LORD says: ‘”When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”‘ (Jer. 29:10-13, NIV)

So the Israelis were disobedient, were sent to Babylon for a 70-year time-out, and were to concentrate on family, peace, and prosperity. Afterwards God said, “you will call upon me, and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

I can honestly say that for during the past two years I felt the Lord has been showing me that America needs about three generations of Christians to concentrate on family, especially the Christ-centered training of our children and grandchildren, with a minimal amount of our energy used trying to change our culture through letter writing to politicians, filling out petitions to influence this group or that group who aren’t Christians. It’s a change of people’s hearts that is needed. A threatening letter won’t do it, a vote for John Doe won’t do it, and money piled a mile high won’t do it. I have had a vision of 50-80 years to get the desired result. I’d say three generations and 70 years fits about right. America didn’t get in trouble during one election cycle, or even during one generation of people. We would be wise to note that more than one despot has affected change over a long period of time by first controlling what children are taught. Consider the following quotes:

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”, and
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth. ”

Adolph Hitler
“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”

Joseph Stalin
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

I see homeschooling as the top priority with private Christian schools as a possible substitute. Children need to be trained by parents, and the training should never end. As foreign as the idea sounds to Americans, we need to do our level best to help our sons and daughters find their lifelong wife or husband. I’m convinced we are too caught up in what WE (or I) can accomplish rather than planning two to three generations ahead. This type goal won’t be too popular for people raised with microwaves in the kitchen, cell phones in the car and communication for business, shopping and letter writing just a mouse click away.

It will take a paradigm shift, for sure. We must think differently because what we have been doing for the past 40-50 years is not working. Getting more Christians out to vote (especially when we vote for the lesser of two evils) will not change this country any more than increasing the amount of money spent on public schools has improved the education children are currently receiving in such an environment. We Christians need to get our act together over the long haul, not just get super excited as a presidential election nears. Maybe if we spend about 70 years with a disciplined plan to focus on God, family, and country we will turn our country back toward the days when godly men using godly principles guided our nation. Just as God has said, “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34, NIV) I am not advocating that Christians should not vote, but I think we can conclude that voting does not exalt a nation?

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Reparations are Coming with Obama

The article below was first published in November 2008. November 2012 is a good time to revisit the topic.

To a large extent this presidential election is about racism and reparations. Make no mistake about it, Obama, who carries a black chip on his shoulder, is a socialist, and his skin color has made it easier to assume this political position of wanting to spread the wealth around. And he means over the world not just the U.S.

Reparation, of course, is the idea that blacks should be given income to account for the fact that their great, great grandparents were slaves. One would be foolish to say there is no racism left in America, but opportunists who harp about it all the time to squelch the free speech of whites who make critical remarks about blacks have exacerbated the problem. Obama is in fact a racist, but we can’t talk about blacks who are racist toward whiles. So there is no discussion on that topic.

Only during resent weeks have I come to realize that racism will become a major bludgeoning weapon once Obama gets behind the bully pulpit. This tactic, of course, will provide Obama a tremendous amount of power because all resistance will be met with, “Racism.” Those who serve in Congress already lack the courage to be combative, so they will be push-overs once Obama takes charge.

Sadly we are headed toward more socialism (we were already going that direction) and Obama’s exaggerated emphasis via the race-baiting will make it worse. Furthermore, this type manipulating of people of different races will only delay progress in race relations, and tragically will put many black people in a worse condition just as President Johnson’s War on Poverty did.

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Shuckey Darn Ellie Mae

This re-post on Feb 26, 2011 of something I wrote  about two weeks before the Presidential election in November 2008 may be worth reading again.

According to a report in Politico the Obama campaign does not have high hopes for getting a lot of votes in my great state of West Virginia. For starters, Hillary won over Obama 10 to one in the WV primaries. The report said expectations are not high in West Virginia because of the large percentage of whites, old people and poorly educated.

Well, well, well, us 1)dumb, 2)old 3)white people in West Virginia are just not sophisticated enough to vote for some liberal socialist/communist/Marxist who wants to spread the wealth around, so ultimately we will all be poor.

Does that suggest we would vote for a guy who wants to “spread the wealth around” if most of us were young here in the Mountain state? Would we likely vote for a Marxist if we were highly educated? (unfortunately that could be a great big “Yes.”) Are they suggesting that if there were more black people in West Virginia that Obama would get more votes? Does that mean black folk would vote for Obama just because he has dark skin?

Shuckey darn Ellie Mae, everbody can see that I’m old and white so do ya wrekin I orta vote fer Obama soes people’ill think I’m smart?

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