I Don’t Want the Heat

I have to confess that my blog has been quite A&M focused of late. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I just don’t care for the heat that some of my posts tend to produce. Witness the recent post I posted about Obama being portrayed as Jesus. I immediately caught heat for it. Sorry, but I just don’t care for the heat at all.

I do lament that Obama won because I don’t think his polices for this country are the best policies, given that wherever those policies are tried, they tend to fail. I don’t believe this country will ever be what it was 25 years ago or even before that. Far too many people want a hand out from the government, instead of a hand up.

Yet, at the same time, I know my LORD is sovereign and that Obama is in the White House because of God’s eternal decree. The Triune God is the ONE who sets up kings and brings them down. Therefore, we must admit that God has a purpose in giving us such a king (Daniel 4:17, 25, 35).

As this country falls into more decay, may we remember that He gives the leadership to whomever He chooses and not who we would choose. This is one of the lessons where we realize that God truly is God, and we are but mere men living in a very fallen world.

Given that, how shall we respond? Here is some advice from our Savior:

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lendto those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

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4 thoughts on “I Don’t Want the Heat

  1. Timothy,
    Putin in Russia said that Obama is a communist and that Russia ran a communist and he lost this time and America ran a communist and he won and that Putin could not believe the ignorance of the voters.

    Go to Canada Free Press and read Doug Hagmann’s article about Obama and Begihizi and Syria. The 2nd part will come out tomorrow. This article speaks the truth and we here in America are not getting the truth.

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    1. Hi Lucy,
      I read part of it and it is eye opening. Just not sure to what end. We’ve been crying out here in the conservative desert for years and the masses are still not listening. I cannot even get those in my own family to listen.

      What did Paul do while living in a country that had a leader they thought was a god? He went to work building the everlasting Kingdom. That is really all we have. We only have Christ our King. Everything else is just a temporary blessing. So whatever happens to the country we live in is up to HIM. Either He will open the eyes of the people, via the gospel, or they will march on with their blindness in the broad way. I hope, pray and work for the former, but expect the latter.

      As for the U.S., given that I feel we are in the last part of the last days… I don’t see it ever turning around. The schools have been far too corrupt in their teaching and indoctrinating for far too long. Those coming through them are taught a non-judgmental judgmentalism and cannot discern the truth.

      The church has been so focused on comfort for so long that we’ve lost our way. Can the church turn around? I hope so. But probabaly not without the fires of persecution. I hope this isn’t depressing. But it is the way I see things.

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  2. Hey Timothy,
    Just wanted to share something I thought might encourage you. I was talking politics with some folks at work the other day and I remembered a scene from the movie Chariots of Fire that I think is helpful and encouraging. I used it as an illustration of God’s perspective on our politics.
    Eric Liddell has refused to race on Sunday. And while the other runners are toiling, and striving, trying to justify their existence in a quarter mile – while the flags are waving, and the politicians are politicking, and the royalty is preening – Liddell is in church reading from Isaiah 40. I think it is striking in the way that it puts things into perspective, so here’s a link to the video:

    Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust…

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