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Friday, November 9, 2012

Freeform Friday Week 20

Genesis 4:10, “And the Lord said, ‘What have you done?’”

So…that just happened. The elections have come and gone, and now shellshock is slowly giving way to anger and frustration for some.

I chose to stay out of the malaise, because knowing what we know of what the future holds, knowing that the persecution of the saints is forthcoming in this nation and that things will go from bad to worse, the outcome was discernible.

It was earlier this year that I and a handful of other brothers in Christ who were called to be watchmen sat around a table in Florida and talked about this very outcome.

The consensus was sobering, because now the true face of those we have elected into office will be seen by all. The masks are coming off, and the hateful rhetoric against God, the people of God, and anyone opposed to perversion and lawlessness will reach a fevered pitch.

The message is as the message was, as it has been for the past few years. Persecution is coming. Prepare yourselves and be steadfast in the Lord.

I am not one to be overly dramatic. It’s just not the way I was built. And so, I will not say we have seen the death of America due to the outcome of these elections, but we have seen the true heart, the true soul, and the true nature of this once great nation as it is today.

These are teachable moments for us as children of God, because many hoped for, and were certain of a different outcome based on what this nation was, and not what it has become.

It’s like people who post pictures of themselves from fifteen years ago, before the fifty extra pounds, loss of hair, and outbreak of a facial rash. Too many choose to believe they are living in the America of yesteryear, where God still meant something, and faith was still a priority, and morality was not something spoken of with disdain and derision.

If anything, I pray the past few days have shattered the illusion so many cling to of this being a Christian nation, and are come to realize that the judgment of God which is soon to descend is justified, warranted, and befitting.

As I wrote just a couple weeks ago, ‘we get the kind of leadership we deserve… no better, no worse’ and now we know exactly what that means.

From a personal perspective, the outcome of the election was irrelevant to me vis-à-vis the message I would continue to be speaking, because the message God has called me to speak is a timeless one, unaffected by either political processes or national elections. My calling is to preach Christ, and Him crucified, and this is the only true message that remains timeless, as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago.

Perhaps now we can return to what truly matters, namely our relationship, our fellowship, and our intimacy with God, having the wherewithal to understand the times we are living in, and prepare our spiritual man accordingly.

As the saying goes, ‘chin up, it’s all downhill from here.’

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

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