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March 25, 2010

This e-mail was forwarded to me from a church member.  I am saddened but not surprised.  

I receive many e-mails every day.  The video she sent makes me sad but is not surprising given the way Obama has reacted toward Chrisitanity especially:

Her question reflects the frustration of what much of the country feels now:

“Okay, Victoria, I have a question:  As Americans we have all this info on Obama.  What do we do?  I have put my name on every petition to try and fight some of what is going on in government outside of pure revolt like in the beginning of our country.  What do we do?  I pray for our country but it feels like the course has been set!  Thank God he saw fit to save me.”

My response was to keep praying, but don’t be afraid of what is and what is coming.  We are not going to change what is destined, but we can keep our eyes focused on Jesus and allow Him to guide us through the trials we and our country will be facing in the future and even in the present.  I believe over emphasis on the minors distracts us from the majors.  For a Christian, our relationship with Christ should be above all and fear should not overtake us.

It is obvious for many that protesting is having no effect upon those intent on fulfilling their own agendas.  As a matter of fact, it seems the more protesting, the more labeling of those protesters as enemies of the state!  Where have we seen this before? 

There has been a 1776 battle cry from grass roots groups and that is admirable.  However, we are NOT in 1776, but 2010.  The battle field has changed, the enemy is many times ideological, and the weapons of war have become too advanced for the average patriot to stand against.  I’m not saying we shouldn’t make our opposition known, but it seems out voices aren’t being heard.  Better to wait until November, when our voices will be heard at the polls:  Get your ‘vote ’em out’ lists ready!

I believe, as many pastors and awake Christians, that we are feeling the beginnings of the birth pangs (Matthew 24:8).  Therefore, how should a Christian react to what is happening in the world around us?  

“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. “But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36 NASB)

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