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I like to think I’m a good person, I like to think my efforts matter, and I like to think that there are many things worth fighting for.
But today, I’m having a “difficult” thought. Is it possible that all of my blabbering about this or that candidate, ending the corrupt Federal Reserve, exposing the “New World Order” and working to create a world with less government abuse, corruption and theft via taxation not what God wants right now?
In that line of thinking, are the criminals in Washington DC, the NWO-advocates in the above link and the military/police state we see rising around us actually good in the long run?
“What?! Did you just say that The Fed and the heaving and snarling leviathan known as THE GOVERNMENT is somehow part of God’s plan?!?!”
And more than that, I say that these wicked people (and the demonic entities surrounding them) are good because they can draw us back to our only true peace: God.
“Oh yeah?! You think “God” is going to help you?!”
Looking at the vast complexity of life and the stunning coincidences I see on a regular basis I cannot rationally conceive of a life that does not have a Conscious Creator behind it at the strings. When I read the testimony and philosophy of Jesus, I cannot rationally conceive of better advice.
“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
*To me, this means infinite forgiveness, not the number.
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?”
*If we only give love, respect and kindness to those we judge as deserving of it, what good have we really done?
“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.”
*This is the big one. Can we turn our eyes to God and through pain-staking patience, prayer and reckless abandonment of our sense of gratification; seek His Will rather than our own? Not religiously follow rules and try to live a perfect life by going letter by letter through The Bible (that’s probably impossible), rather chain our egos down, pray our knees off to find Divine Guidance (no matter where it might lead) and offer our lives up as tools in the belt of The Almighty.
I know this all sounds crazy, and I know many will read this and hear that brave voice in their head say, “It’s our right, duty and sacred responsibility to devote ourselves to steering the political process! If we don’t do something that socialist/communist/radicaly Muslim Obama will get back in and ruin this Nation!!!” But given the dire straights we’re already in, there may be no saving the current systems of this world.
If that’s scary, rest in the peace that there is a God, there is a Plan, and that even though the discipline the world is receiving is painful, if we are willing to dive into the flames with the Faith we will emerge from the fire as refined disciples of steel (rather than rusty iron rods) hand-crafted by an all-knowing, perfect and loving Creator it will be worth the struggle, yes?