8 And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah:
9 “This is what the Lord Almighty said:
‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
We all have ideas on the election, that so far, is not ending.
These are my ideas. And in saying so, I hope to have your compassion - these are my opinions:
I have had a son at 28 weeks and watched premature babies in the ICU struggle looking like baby squirrels more than infants. I have had a stillborn daughter and was told four times to abort my daughter and instead carried Isabelle to term giving birth - where she died during birth. I am NEVER going to vote for a candidate who routinely says life of the innocent is a choice. Life is a Gift of God. Passionate about the innocent and life. A human bean in the works. Plan of God.
Now the Environment.
We face Zika. The world's first sexually transmitted illness initially acquired by mosquitoes. Where Zika stays in a sperm count for 6 months.
What is the good side to this? Birth will not be left to the iffy of this then. Birth is going to become far more deliberated and anticipated. Conception highly guarded. Maybe, maybe, maybe we will have less chemical abortions by pill. Wouldn't that be Wonderful.
God always working to interweave goodness. God is Wonderful.
Incidentally - be aware of this change. Abortionists used to make very good money doing something frowned upon as a line of work. Today Abortionists are looking for work. Most pregnancies are killed by the Morning after pill or the RU-86 Plan B. This is a Major Change in the way of Pro Life and no one discusses this yet politically - this is Factual.
The recent Supreme Court Decision on permissions etc. is behind the times scientifically. Now you are informed! So many lives are being lost by chemicals. So many little lives. Human beans. We will miss them. We will miss them in sterile, sterile plans of how it all should be planned.
And God - the Father - gathers these children to Him. Tenderly.
Creating this Wonder -
We are finding Zika can mimic Polio in paralysis. It could well be Polio was always a mosquito illness and fixed by a fluke miracle by Jonas Salk's vaccine. While the cause of Polio is, still today, unknown. The sad wonder is - was this futuristic Jonas Salk Zika Vaccine Inventor done away with as an unborn baby by an abortionist or a pill? Value life. Value a human bean as the wonders the unborn could do.
Life is a gift of God.
Attitude of Gratitude. Finding Thanks in all circumstance.
I had a strong idea the election outcome was going to be a wonder of God. I had really no clue as to the result. God surely does. The Christian Monitor says this is a Wonder in the Survey World. For decades the survey was a leading and orchestrated way to form policy. This time rural and quiet America has created a political change. Let's be circumspect in this change. The media is blowing this change way out of proportion because this President to be will have to work with the same protocol of an aging system in need of technical updates to laws made. Rules will be followed. We can see the Truth and calm down, God is in Control.
Obama was seen as Spider Man the week of his first Inaugural. Bishop Desmond Tutu told President Obama, they will fry you at the end if they anticipate you are a super hero. True. So true.
All Presidents work within the system of checks and balances.
Laws and Lawlessness.
God puts us in a framework. Government is not Hollywood Hype. Regardless what dress the First Lady wears - the point of Government is one purpose - Laws. Laws offer us a framework to trust one another. Law in the Word of God is covered by Blessing. This is practical. The viewpoints of law, flexibility - rigidity - overly - poorly - and apply evenly - tell us information on that human being and our expectations of future actions, expectation of their justice and mercy - what we can expect from this person's treatment to us in the future. Especially when we are rendered unable and dependent. If we will be led to death by war. Like basketball and hips.
Fact. Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton. Her work must support her job seeking. Hillary Clinton was on the team of prosecutors for impeaching President Nixon for deleting his information with a just a few minutes illegally zapped.
Hillary Clinton made a business decision to delete and break laws she had worked to uphold. Suggesting - in my opinion - her work did not look like she made good decisions - to - Hillary Clinton. There are too many more discoveries of more erasing and erasing. She could have gone to jail for what she admits she has done on National Television. Admission of Law Breaking. Poor choices. Broken Laws.
Hillary Clinton has gone to make public speeches lasting 45 minutes saying the United States Police Departments are uneducated, cruel people who have not truly been properly trained. A sweeping viewpoint. Another view of law from a lawyer who is a law maker.
In my opinion,
a lawbreaker who has no respect to make sweeping statements of law enforcement - is not a good thing. Period.
Your opinion might differ. However, I will disclose my opinion and have not buttoned up to be vague.
I had no real idea for a long time who I would vote for. The news was as bad as we all agree.
I prayed and prayed for the Nation to have God put into people's hearts what they should do. I felt assurance and comfort God was going to act and act as GOD. I believed we would be helped as a Nation by God and rested. My husband and I went to vote on Election Tuesday. As we pulled up to Collin Intermediate School, the police were there. As we voted I saw the men in blue gesturing to the tops of the large trees. We live in an area where Bald Eagles live in 6" nests they create and use for years and years about 6 miles away. Inexplicably, a Bald Eagle had come to land in one of the trees and the police were there to guard the Bald Eagle. God is GOD. He is Good. All the time.
As we flipped channels that election evening, Fox News said again and again this is a miracle.
I believe if we all continue to pray and continue to email our elected officials - God has listened to His People say our Political Conventions look so good - surely God will have mercy upon us for voting the best we could.
I believe this as a cry of the heart and believe a loving God will continue to heed our prayers - regardless what side of the Political aisle you sit on.
Evangelism and the New Covenant - a little similar to Politics.
Ezekiel told us this about being the people who are so graciously favored to live after we know Jesus is Victorious eternally. God was explaining the New Covenant.
19"And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.
John 1 tells us the Light of the world exists in ALL of mankind. Romans 1 echoes this.
If we preach politics, we ignore this: The Body of Christ is diverse in talents, ideas, and background. God is as Vast as the Universe He creates and specific in the Word of God as to His Opinions. His Word explains His Will.
I know a story of failed evangelism. God specifically says. And this is in the New Testament many times. Telling us not to give up, do not despair. Jesus did not convert all the people He healed. Peter and Paul the same. And then again, planting a seed of faith is for God to do God's Work - His Salvation. This is the truth. Trying is what pleases God.
I know another story of a long term commitment to evangelize someone that failed. Why. There was so much tsk tsk tsk, not a believer, not in the box, not my opinion. Sad you are not in my box. Sad this - sad that. Not affirmation. We need to speak Life.
Tim Keller says, "Tell me about the God you don't like, I might agree with you". Tim Keller is suggesting - listening. Treating someone as if their thoughts might find common ground. Using the unique talents, opinions, gifts of the individual to connect them in a way God Who sent His Son to be seen as illegitimate and born not welcomed at the Inn. Waiting for heart. Sincere heart. God would speak to the gifts and the virtues and the 'talents' He has given. God would applaud as a Parent. God would see this Child of His and run from far away. God would Love this Person.
When we read 1 Corinthians 13, we are reading of God the Gentleman. Love is patient and kind. Tender Father. Not the tsk, tsk, tsk of Father God not appreciating the unique individual. God tells us not to provoke our children. Surely He meant children of the faith in our teaching about the God of Love.
If we know, know, know we can't tsk tsk tsk someone into Politics, why, why, why do we think we can do this for the Lord God Almighty's child to know the fullness of God Himself and His Son Jesus God of Love, Holy Spirit and Word?
Jesus is God. We can listen and find Scripture connecting each soul to our Father. The Gift of the Living Word of God. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God is Love.
One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. There is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist. We Live by the Power of His Word alone.
The LORD, exult and rejoice before Him. Our Good Father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows. Is God in His holy habitation. God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity. If he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry!
Now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of Your Hand.
It is clear that no one is justified before God by the Law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Because of the Mercy and Love of our Father, we know and believe and declare, 'The LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."
Upon Him in expectations, with delight we Lift up Life. We Lift up Loved Ones. Pray for health concerns of ourselves, parents, friends. We Lift up our Cares to the One Who is Love. We lift up our needs. We lift up Jobs, Neighborhoods, Churches, States, our Nation and the community of the saints who believe and offer prayer to Jesus together daily. And in Our God - we will be established in His Loving Word, His Good Plan, His Will and His Way. We delight in the Goodness and Love of Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †