For those who read my thoughts on being the UNITED States of America, and then shared theirs, I have 3 questions:
1st question: Can you give me an example of Christ "caving", "shying away from the truth" or not standing boldly for what he believed in? Seems to me he was stronger than ALL others, including Barabbas who was indeed calling for Revolution, who was actually killing those who sided with Rome. The people wanted blood. They wanted revolution. They wanted Rome, justifiably I might add here, to pay for what they had done to the Jews and their religion. They even put the Roman eagle on the front of the temple. Do you think they had a right to scream for revolution! More or less than we have?
One reason Judas sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver because he "betrayed the revolution." They expected the Messiah to be a warrior king. Jesus wasn't going to give it to them. In fact AFTER the resurrection just before the gift of the spirit, the apostles ask him again! "Now, now is it time?" Did Jesus cave or did Jesus have a better way?
How about Gandhi? Or Martin Luther King? Do you have more injustice today than blacks in the 1950's? Was not our Constitution made to protect them too? Did it? Was America their country as well? Did they feel like their country was taken from them? Imagine the promise of America being offered with Lincoln only to have it ripped away during Reconstruction! So when the hoses were knocking blacks down to the ground and dogs were unleashed and the Governor of a state says "segregation now and forever", when the freedom riders were physically pulled out of their busses and beaten on the way to a peaceful march - was Martin Luther King a coward? A sell out? Were Malcolm X AND the Weather Underground right?
Which side was on the side of Christ? Ayers or King?
I contend that this job is so hard and such a no win that there is a reason the men who do it are flawed. MLK was not the best man for the job. He was not good to his wife. He was not a total man of honor, yet, he was used by God. Why? HOW MANY PEOPLE TURNED GOD DOWN OUT OF FEAR OR RAGE?
2nd question: Why do you assume that because you love, care for, comfort and refuse to call for vengeance, blood, or violence, that you are also not standing for the truth? Why is it either or?
3rd question: Who does Christ DEMAND, not ask, but demand us to love? When he was dying, what was the thing The Lord asked of his Father? Forgive them. Yeah okay but that is Christ. "I'm not Jesus". Great. How about Stephan? The rage of the crowd was so intense, BECAUSE HE SPOKE THE TRUTH, that they grabbed him and began to literally bite him and tear at his flesh with their teeth. They took him out of the city walls, and Saul at the zenith of evil held the men's cloaks so they wouldn't get blood on them while they stoned him to death. What was his request? "Please Lord, do not add this to their sins. Forgive them"
Was Stephan a wuss? Did he cave? No. In the end I can think of no better way to die. Praising God, seeing Him literally come to you and asking for forgiveness of your killers.
Do you or me or anyone in America have it worse than Stephan? Or any of the apostles? Do we have a more righteous cause?
I know many in my audience and beyond will not agree or want to walk with me. I am okay with that. I am okay with losing everything. But I am not okay with losing who The Lord has asked me to be. I will never stop speaking out or standing up. I will always speak my mind and demand a return to the Constitution. But it is a wholly inadequate system for an unrighteousness and immoral people. Let us turn to Him. Beg him to heal our nation and our land and prove to him that we are indeed worthy because we will obey the commandments. The greatest being love thy neighbor.
Many things can be said about Jesus, but Jesus being a coward is not one of them. I will do my best to follow His example. I will stumble and fall as I am not Him, but I will die trying.
I love you. I really do. I have the greatest audience I really believe in all of Global media. I know who you are. You are much better than the few that are crying for revolution. Be careful what you hope for. When our founders declared independence none of them did it with rage, it was sober and prayerful. Washington knew divine providence was the only way to beat the all powerful British. Do you believe we even understand divine providence?
We will win in the end. Beyond what you even imagine now. This is for a global win. Man has never been as free as he will be if we do ONLY as The Lord commands. LOVE is the answer, softer hearts not harder, and kindness not vengeance.
I will be the Good Samaritan. The Good Samaritan did not love the Jew who was lying beaten and half dead on the road. The Samaritans hated Jews. But this particular Samaritan rose above the valid reasons to walk on by and became a part of the solution.
I invite you to walk with me. I will stand with anyone else that refuses to hate, and I will hold up everyone who stands in The Truth and chooses love. I do not worship the Constitution, I worship The Author of the Rights.