A President who is a Christ Follower would be nice, but we are not a search committee seeking a pastoral Candidate. We who are old enough to remember history remember the concerns American Voters had bout electing the Irish Catholic Rich kid from Hyannis Port, and all he had were these crazy ideas about ending racism in America, having Welfare recipients contribute something to the system to get back what they received (“Ask not what your country can do for you”) and spelled it out fot the enemy of our nation in clear, unambiguous terms.
WHAT FOLLOWS IS SPECULATION PARODY, AND NOTHING MORE.
Get those firecrackers aht of uh, Cuber, Mr. Khrushchev, or Maskaow will be a glow in the dark parking lot by breakfast time."
And when Khrushchev informed him that it was breakfast time in Moscow already?
"Is it snowing at the Kremlin, Nikita?"
"Only tiniest bit. How is it you know this, Dzhonatan Fitzgeralovich,?"
"Yawr snow is confetti dropped from a squadron of B-52 Stratopheric bombers currently circling Maskaow, Keyehv, St Sptersburg, Vladivostick, Minsk, and a couple of other locations our people believe might be , um, potential nuisances. Confetti isn’t all they’re carrying, and those boys are tired and there’s just no telling what release buttons they might accidentally release if it looks like they’re low on fuel and the upper level jet streams have blown them off coarse where they believe it’s safe to drop extra weight, or if I just get pissed off about this cowboy situation going on down in Cubar, Are clear on this matter, Nikita Sergeyevich?" (END OF SPECULATIVE PARODY)
HISTORICAL NOTE: American U-2 high altitude flights over Cuba photographed On October 16, Kennedy was informed that U-2 flights over Cuba had discovered what were most likely medium-range missile sites, and though he and his advisors considered approaching Khrushchev through diplomatic channels, could come up with no way of doing this that would not appear weak. On October 22, Kennedy addressed his nation by television, revealing the missiles' presence and announcing a blockade of Cuba. Informed in advance of the speech but not (until one hour before) the content, Khrushchev and his advisors feared an invasion of Cuba. Even before Kennedy's speech, they ordered Soviet commanders in Cuba that they could use all weapons against an attack—except atomic weapons.
By October 25, with the Soviets unclear about Kennedy's full intentions, Khrushchev decided that the missiles would have to be withdrawn from Cuba. Two days later, he offered Kennedy terms for the withdrawal.
For taking these kinds of stands against civil unrest, communism, socialism, etcetera, the CIA and the Democrat Party had John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the only Democrat President in my lifetime to actually attempt to improve life for people of color and other minorities, assassinated. They tried again with Reagan but the old man's reflexes were better, (End of the speculative fiction portion of our story, although I believe this paragraph is true enough.).
We voted to get a preacher instead of a skilled politician with knowledge of how government works and a firm commitment to the constitution and people when elected Jimmy Carter. You may recall that, that little social science experiment ended up with the nation in double digit unemployment, doubly digit inflation, and the Embassy in Tehran holding American citizens hostage for 444 days, or slightly more than 1/4th of Mr. Carters Presidency.
And for those of you who may have forgotten, The current occupant campaigned on the Christianity bandwagons of Reverends Jeremiah "God D*** America" Wright, Jesse "I wanna be MLK When I Grow Up" Jackson, Al "I owe the IRS more money than most big bankrupt Businesses and get away with it because I'm Black" Sharpton, and Minister (I use the term extremely loosely) Louis Farrakhan, quotes from the Qur'an by memory in perfectly accented arabic, Kisses the rings of Saudi Kings and has done everything in his power to convert our Constitutional Republic of Checks and Balances of, by and for the PEOPLE into an Islamic Caliphate of, by, and for ALLAH and his profit (sic) BARRACK HUSSEIN ALI- OBABA.
No, my friends, we don't need to elect a preacher. Read your Scriptures. The people wanted a King. God said. Follow my instructions delivered to you by my anointed prophets and my Priests. But the people insisted and threw a temper tantrum. They held their national breaths until Israel turned 12 shades of Blue. They tore their clothes, lay on the ground and stamped their angry little feet and cried bid righteous crocodile tears.
They used Debate 101 tactics with God. Or 3rd Grade 101 tactics. They are Remarkably similar:
"It's just not fair" Every other kid in the world has a King but us! Every time we go to the flea market or Disney World or War, it's the same old thing. The ones who are still alive because we were disobedient and didn't kill them off because they make cute house slaves or nanny's, they start in with this same old tired "Yeah, well, you may have kicked our butts on the battle field, but at least we had a King for you to cut his head off!
So God gave them Saul, and that worked out really well for them, didn't it.
We need to spend the next 256 days on our knees - no - on our faces - prostrate before the throne of God practicing the first half of Second Chronicles 7:14:
· HUMBLE OURSELVES (that's the lay prostrate part)
· PRAY (talk to your Heavenly Father – but listen, too)
· SEEK HIS FACE (diligently pour out your heart to God confess to Him what he already knows about your sinful condition.)
· REPENT (180° turn away – change of heart, mind, thoughts, ideas, practices, habits, anything that is offensive to God. Get rid of it.)
These are the four things that always pave the way for Revival. In the History of American Revival, NEVER has it begun in a stadium or mega church meeting - the ones that have swept our nation have always begun with God's people in small groups praying for the Holy Spirit to move among them.
When this happens the second half of 7:14 happens.
· God Hears from Heaven,
· Forgives Sin,
· Heals the Land.
Daniel 2:6-23 is this principle in action. There's more in the whole of Chapter two, but this is the meat of it:
“16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
“20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. 21 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. 22 He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. 23 “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
I beg you. We have 256 days. Pray and meditate on these and other Scriptures. Listen to the candidates. Research their backgrounds. Determine for yourself who’s telling the truth and who isn’t. Don’t let the polls and the networks decide these things for you. They all have agendas that aren’t necessarily in your favor. Businesses endorse a candidate for one reason and one reason only. They expect quid pro quo in the future.
When November 8, 2016 comes around, PLEASE don't vote as you would for a for a preacher or a new pastor. Vote for a LEADER. One who will listen when men of God and men of wisdom speak to him. One who will hear the still, small voice of God.