Sunday Faith Blog

THIS AMAZING EMAIL IS FROM A FRIEND…I THINK YOU’LL BENEFIT FROM READING IT:  

Hey there, Z!

What crazy (criminally insane is the better term) times we’re living in.

I’m sure, like me and tens of millions of others, it’s a challenge to get your spirits up every day, because we know the leftists are going to roar like hungry zombies across our beautiful republic and not only erase the gains of the last four years, but do some serious damage to America’s future.

But I keep reminding myself of a few things…

1)Prayer is powerful. And we must pray. God’s people have had it very easy in America for a long time, and we are not the praying people we were. So if this moves us to get on our knees more purposefully and more often, good.

2) I weep for America, but preserving the republic is not our mission. Reaching souls for Jesus is our mission. So I’m trying to keep that in front of me, and be more intentional about it.

3) America is an anomaly in all of history, throughout the world. It was a convergence of many things and born of blood and pain. But it was always a fragile construct, as people’s hearts are full of all kinds of bad stuff. That we survived this long is kind of miraculous. I don’t know that Earth will ever see a nation like America, at its best, again, before Christ sets up His kingdom.

4) Maybe it’s our turn to suffer – and scripture says this is an honor, a privilege, to suffer for His sake. So sure, we’ll do what we can to try to preserve the nation, but these days are so fleeting, so if Satan unleashes his hordes of slavering agents through whatever willing people are out there, then we will stand, and speak courageously in Jesus name, love them in spite of their spite, and love one another. And in between, we will try to squeeze joy out of the small moments and any victories, cultivate ready hearts of gratitude and worship our King in all things.

Love you and miss you. Hope you are holding up okay. I am weeping for our nation with you, but rejoicing in what seems a current of revival among a remnant. For other believers – I fear they’re falling into delusion, and quickly. But even this, scripture said would happen. Maybe we ARE in the last days. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

 

Z:  I am adding this:  “”Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”   John 12:26

 

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14 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. bocopro says:

    “Our turn to suffer” —

    Well, I don’t wanna be depressed . . . at least we can be entertained in our suffering:

    Planned for a Valentine’s day release —

    Obamanation — The Sequel
    with beloved characters returned, more determined than ever to destroy white privilege and bring the US economic Goliath to his knees . . . 47 years in the making, with many new, brown, unknown-gender faces

    Savor the turmoil as social justice warriors destroy businesses, restrict language, slaughter evil cops . . .

    Share the thrills as masked vigilantes cancel the culture of an entire nation and tear down borders . . .

    Gasp as the indestructible Swamp Monster feeds on counterfeit ballots and shreds the Bill of Rights . . .

    Shudder in your seat as the Liberals rip off elections and blame everything since the exit from Paradise on the evil Orangeman . . .

    Watch as Tiny Tony convincingly assures 7 billion people that he can destroy the virus if everybody does what he says, and RuPaul reminds people that they can switch gender whenever they like simply by changing pronouns . . .

    Go back with Comey and Brennan and Rice and Kerry and everybody’s favorite crazy Uncle Gropey Joe to the glory years of racial healing and international kumbaya as the magic halfrican buys the entire world a saccharine Coke and chants a salaam alaikum with one hand on the Qur’an and the other on Das Kapital.

    What fun, Huh??!!!!

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  2. Mustang says:

    What we need is some of that …

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  3. bunkerville says:

    Maybe it’s our turn to suffer —- nope… Too many people have used this as an excuse to accept that status quo regarding governments. There is nothing noble about suffering and this is where I and those who profess this as a tenet of Christianity loose me.

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  4. bocopro says:

    Well, if not Kaempfert, then the Pointer sisters:

    I’m so disgusted
    Hunter got busted
    He never got indicted and I don’t like it
    Joe’s maladjusted
    He can’t be trusted
    I know I know I know I know
    He’s psycho
    Cuckoo

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  5. kidme37 says:

    Happiness = Reality minus Expectations.

    My Expectation level is currently zero or less. Lets see what Reality scores.

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  6. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO…good stuff. And BUNKERVILLE… Ya, it does say in several places our lives will not be easy; it’s actually promised and I know that’s difficult to grasp, believe me. Plenty noble about suffering but I stopped getting into scripture too much at my Sunday Faith Post about 15 years ago. Anyway, it’s not a fun concept, and my friend who wrote this is right…..But nothing is guaranteed.
    BOCOPRO…that might be the most fun lyric you’ve written…thanks!

    MUSTANG is in a happy mood again….THAT song sure is HAPPY (OY!!)

    KID….Happiness feels…um…HAPPIER…than that to me, but your definition does work!
    Yes, let’s see what Reality scores…………..
    I guess since my expectations are normally pretty high for America, I’m hoping we will have happiness…
    What a fantastic time to include this quote from an email from my German friend this morning on the subject of American politics:
    “I cannot believe and am pretty sure that the large majority of the population is slowly but surely recognizing the loss of democracy, the resulting dangers and initiating corrections, it is a passing danger and the vast majority of the people will not let their freedom and honesty be deprived of them. There will never ever be total rule by extreme left or even communist majorities in the USA.”

    So, Germans have more optimism than many Conservatives……I LIKE THAT!!!!!

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  7. bocopro says:

    Lady who runs the blog has a minor in divinity studies, so she’s qualified to comment IMO. Interesting essay:

    https://patriotretort.com/christianity-lite-all-the-pomp-but-zero-catechism/

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  8. A friend pointed out to me that Lincoln’s Second Inaugural speaks of : ” and until every drop of
    blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn by the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.””
    Perhaps every baby slain in the womb must similarly be avenged, unless this nation finally comes top a place of repentance.

    Yesterday, I had Mustang on my radio show.
    After the show, a guy knocks at my door and he wants to talk.
    He figured out where I lived and drove over.
    He was really concerned about the state of the nation.
    He’s a small business owner.
    As I was talking to him, he said “How will we communicate with each other when the government cracks down and even pulls you off the air?”.
    My wife asked if he was a Christian and he had the sense not to pretend he was, but he was “spiritual”.
    I told him he needs to get in the fight. To enter this fray and not be a member of the Body of Christ is to go in without comms and weapons.
    The Holy Spirit is comms and moves each of us into position.
    I decided this will be the subject of my next show.

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  9. Baysider says:

    We are promised ‘suffering.’ The world is NOT our friend. It will find ways to frustrate and impede Christians because it can’t get to our leader. But we are never told to roll over and play dead. So while my phraseology differs from Bunk, my sentiments do not.

    WE are the government and responsible for it. Just like Samuel who was a great judge and prophet but he fell down on raising his sons who were worthless, who “turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.” So the people demanded a king, to be like everyone else.

    Samuel had the responsibility to do otherwise because he was in a position to do so. So do we. Whatever you think of the swamp – and my view is pretty low – we have the legal and moral authority to press for the right things – but in the right way! – and I believe we will be held responsible if we do not.

    The right way? “May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable to you Lord.”

    Lesson from Samuel: the misbehavior of the people of God give people an excuse to do what they want to do anyway, reject God. We have an obligation to not do that.

    Lesson from Admiral Jackie Fisher: “Trust God and dread naught.”

    So I pray with David: “Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.” Ps5

    Keep drawing men to You, God (John 6:44). As for the others, turn their efforts against them. Let the swords of the wicked pierce their own hearts. Ps37

    Ed, “every baby” – good point!

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  10. kidme37 says:

    On this idea of suffering… I PAID MY DUES ! Ha.

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    I had some reaction to your comments from my writer friend but am not publishing them.
    I’ve had very unpleasant experiences between commenters regarding scripture disagreements and I started the idea of a Sunday Faith Post to inspire, not turn away non believers. Happily, I’ve had amazing notes from commenters personally saying it has made them stronger believers, which is really thrilling to me…And, other bloggers started doing this, which was even more thrilling to me!..What was horrible was my Christian commenters fighting with each other in front of nonbelievers and I had to invite people not to come back who’d been here for years! So, since my friend did mention lots of supportive scripture for his point of view, it’s staying unpublished.

    Anyway, I thought his words in the post were really worth reading….And he did enjoy reading you all…

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  12. MAL says:

    Z, I guess thats why there are so many different beliefs, even among Christians. It’s sad anyone would fight another’s belief. And sadder still that it could actually turn off non-believers, driving them even further away believing they were justified in their reasoning.

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    MAL…definitely different interpretations….I’m glad I’ve always been in SOLID churches all of whose beliefs jived with the other……..You have to go pretty ‘off’ to truly have different beliefs, but that does exist.

    EVERYBODY: The verse I cling to, and why I believe we have suffering here, as promised, but have hope, is:

    New International Version
    “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

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  14. Baysider says:

    I LOVE that verse and have been using it in my prayers the last week.

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