During medieval times, if you were unfortunate enough to be a sibling to one who had recently ascended to the throne, the best you could hope for was a short life in a dark dungeon away from prying eyes.
It is well known that men who ascended to power did everything they could to cling to the power to which they’d ascended for as long as humanly possible.
To this end, men butchered their own kin, their own siblings, poisoned their own fathers and mothers, and ordered the genocidal extermination of millions without a second thought or the loss of a single night’s sleep.
What most have forgotten and few still realize is that once they attain power, individuals will do all they can to retain the power they’ve attained.
First you attain, then you retain.
To think that men have evolved and now seek higher office for the good of their fellow man is laughable on its face, and those who believe such trifle are infantile in their thinking beyond description.
You don’t spend a billion dollars because you really, really want to take pictures holding other people’s babies while plastering a fake smile on your face.
Men seek power for power’s sake, and once they attain the power they sought even good men are corrupted and transformed, never mind men of less than noble character and intent.
Although the situation itself isn’t funny by half, the reaction of some individuals is quite amusing – especially their disbelief at the reality that they’re being spied on in the most egregious manner by their government.
The mask has come off, and now we see what has become of the noble notion of a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
As tyrannical governments have proven out time and again, first you gain control of the majority, and then do away with the dissidents, nonconformists, and those who oppose you in any way.
We are still in the control phase of the operation, but as control is acquired more thoroughly the silencing and containment of outspoken opponents will begin.
There has been an overflow of information as to what has transpired in this nation over the past few years, from the active targeting of certain citizens and groups, to the open favoritism of what ought to be an impartial government body.
What we knew as freedom is now in the rearview, and I fear we’ve only scratched the surface of what has been going on behind closed doors. We’ve gotten the first whiff of decomposition, and though we think to ourselves this is bad enough, it will get worse.
Although as believers we are no longer of the world, we are still in it, and what happens in it affects us whether directly or indirectly. When pressure is first applied it is always gentle – perhaps a persuasion or an implied consequence for not going along – but soon enough it will turn to threats and the carrying out of said threats.
I guess the whole point of today’s post is this: you can see what’s happening; it’s clear now, and whether or not you will compromise and walk away from your principles and convictions is something you will have to determine now rather than when you are forced to choose on the spot.
Those who purpose in their hearts today not to defile themselves tomorrow stand a far better chance of following through than those who are clueless and thinking to themselves that they won’t be here for when it does get really bad.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting really bad, and it’s only going to get worse. Get under the covering of God’s protection now, know that you are tethered in truth now, live for Him wholly and completely now, so that tomorrow you would not bend and break as so many will.
Again, not under the covering of a man, a ministry, a denomination, or a doctrine, but under God’s covering is where we ought to be, and where we ought to reside.
Psalm 91:1-2, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.