The race is on, the crack of the starter pistol still echoing in the still of an early morning, but with over a year to go, Christian leaders of all denominations are eager to get in on the action.
Let the groveling and empty promises commence, the race is on for the next leader of the free world. Alliances are being forged, lines are being drawn, candidates are being endorsed, and it feels good, after three years of irrelevance and pseudo obscurity to flex our political muscle once more, to be courted and seduced.
Our time would of course have been better spent in helping the poor, in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, preaching the Word, but that doesn't get you national exposure anymore. Feeding orphans just isn't cutting it, and preaching the gospel, well that's for people with no aspirations of stardom, or worldly fame. No, we have to pick a pony, cast our lot, so if perchance our pony comes out ahead, we get private oval office meetings, and a brief mention during a very public speech.
It's understandable that some would voice concerns over whom the Christian elite has chosen to endorse as a candidate for a run at the White House, but those with concerns are "small minded men with no vision, they don't understand, or see the bigger picture."
Oddly enough, those voicing concerns are the ones who see, and understand the big picture all too clearly, that's why they are protesting.
By worldly standards, the idea of choosing the lesser of two evils might make sense. To God however, the God who said "keep yourselves from evil, and spotless from the world", the idea of lesser evil just doesn't fly.
"But that's just legalistic talk brother. God stopped being a God of absolutes, of right and wrong, of black and white, sometime before the third century. What good is having a platform if we don't say anything, of being a political force, if we don't bring our weight to bear by endorsing a candidate?"
Sometimes silence speaks more than words ever will, and not endorsing anyone from either party is the right thing, the only thing to do.
"Here you go again right and wrong, they're subjective don't you know." Yes, you've won me over. That's surely the answer. Sometimes we have no choice but to compromise our integrity, our morals, our faith, and betray our very conscience by aligning ourselves with evil and evildoers. Good call, how come I didn't see that until now?
Yes we're all for the "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelets, only when the answer doesn't convict us, only when it doesn't expose us for the corrupt, power hungry, duplicitous and compromising white washed tombs that we are.
So keep asking those probing, insightful and oh, so relevant questions such as, "Would Jesus drive a Prius, or would Jesus eat a burger?", but don't you dare ask if Jesus would endorse, or vote for any of the scabs running for the highest office in the land.
The truth of the matter, is that we will get the leader we deserve, and no endorsement by Pat Robertson can change that outcome. The only issue then, is that he just sold a little bit of his soul, and one day, someone, somewhere will come to collect.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
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Just happened this morning to be watching the news on the idiot box, when (i'm going to name a name here)Rev.Pat Robertson went public in support of Guliani or what ever his name is..because he says he's the best one to protect this nation from terrorists...well exxxcccussseee me, since when does The Word Of God tell us to trust in men, in armies to help us, I thought we were supposed to trust in the Arm of The Lord to save us in time of trouble...ooppss perhaps I'm just one of those naive old doom and gloomers who just doesnt accept the fact the God can't do anything anymore unless we help him just a bit...He just went up to heaven and left us all alone to handle everything...NOT!!!..Oh boy are we gonna be in for it brother...God help us all is all I can say and I mean it!!!
Amen again, Michael!
I can't believe some of the stuff coming out of the mouths of our so called "religous leaders"! I'll echo the sentiments above, what ever happened to trusting God?
I have always felt it was a God given responsiblity to vote. To be involved with the process. To make sure God fearing men are in office, but I think for the first time in my life, I won't be voting next year. I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils (evil of two lessers?)
I also think you were right on with your last post stating that it might take a woman in power to open up the eyes of America to it's current title of Babylon. I cringe when I think of where we as a nation are heading, but I know God doesn't lie, and He says to trust in Him and be saved.
I will pray for our leaders, but man it feels hopeless. When are people going to figure it out?
Micheal I recieved this from a friend, I have been leaning myself towards Ron Paul I found this an interesting read.
I might add here that many people think if they would vote for Ron Paul they would be throwing away their vote. If you
believe in freedom, if you believe in the Constitution, and any of the other stances that Ron Paul takes you would not be
throwing away your vote even if he did not win. Principles people, principles. Many people claim to be Christians so let
me pose a question to you. If Jesus, our Lord and Savior, were going to vote for a Presidential candidate what do you suppose
he would do? If he liked 80% of what Mr. Paul stood for and could only find 30 or 40% of any other candidate that was acceptable do you think he would vote for the candidate that was below his expectations because he would be thinking he wanted his vote
to count. If you answered yes then I believe you do not know who I am speaking of. I am not saying you need to vote for Ron Paul, though I believe he is God's best. What I am saying is do not be afraid to vote your heart even if it looks like the other candidate will win. I haven't voted for a winner in the last three elections because I have voted for third party candidates every time. I knew they were not going to win but I could not in good conscience vote Republican or Democrat for I believed they were all bad choices and I believe history has proved me right. This time I am hoping I get the chance to vote for Ron Paul so that win or lose I will be right again (ha) !!! Please read the comments below by Jason Hommel a Christian brother.
> Ron Paul: the Most Electable Candidate
Silver Stock Report
by Jason Hommel, November 9, 2007
Many people have told me that they like Ron Paul's views on freedom, and that they would support Ron Paul, except that they think he is not electable, because his ideas on freedom are not mainstream enough. But freedom is popular, and Ron Paul's positions are the popular ones today, because there is a greater understanding and longing for freedom today than ever before, perhaps because the internet is facilitating that kind of freedom.
Perhaps the establishment fears the power of the internet, and does not want Ron Paul to win. But does that mean he's not electable?
Elections are still a vote of the people.
Ron Paul is the only candidate with the tremendous grass root support of the people.
Three weeks ago, CNBC reported getting "thousands and thousands and thousands" of emails from "fervent" Ron Paul supporters, unlike from any other candidate.
Yesterday, Wall Street traders cheered Ron Paul's attack on Ben Bernanke's inflationary policies. And Wall Street traders know best on how to take full advantage of inflation, as I do!
The Wall Street traders were cheering Ron Paul's grilling of Ben Bernanke, yesterday, here:
On 11/5/07, Ron Paul raised $4.2 million in one day on the internet, more money raised in one day than any other candidate.
Ron Paul has the support of traders, money, and the people.
Seventy percent of the American people oppose the Iraq War.
Ron Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war, unless Congress actually declares war, like they are supposed to, under the Constitution.
Therefore, Ron Paul is the ONLY electable Republican presidential candidate; merely because of his stance on the war.
Ron Paul has served in Congress since the late 1970's. He is so popular, that one time he ran unopposed. Other times, Ron Paul won decisive victories of 70% of the vote or or higher.
I think Ron Paul always spent less than his opponents, while winning. And Ron Paul did it without the support of the National Republican Party, or any special interest groups. Special interests never donate to Ron Paul, because they know his votes on legislation cannot be influenced by money.
One time while running for Congress, they gerrymandered Ron Paul's district, to re-arrange the boundaries of his district so that he would lose. The new district meant that he would represent farmers. Ron Paul ran on a platform of freedom, including "no farm subsidies". Ron Paul won! That's electable!
Terbo Ted, at http://terbocongress.org/ who is running for congress in the 4th Congressional district, writes and blogs about Ron Paul's incredible popularity:
Ted writes that a very busy bar in San Francisco recently hosted a "friends of Hilary Clinton" get together, which was nearly deserted. Sad for Hilary, given San Francisco is such a liberal city.
Ted also gives a video report on a very popular Ron Paul rally in San Francisco.
Freedom is Popular, and the history of mankind is the history of Freedom winning!
With God on his side, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, to freedom.
With God on his side, Gideon led 300 men, with no weapons, to destroy an army in confusion.
With God on his side, David slew Goliath, and freed the Israelites from Philistine oppression.
With God on his side, George Washington fought the British, and rejected becoming an emperor of a new nation.
With God on his side, Andrew Jackson rejected the national charter of the Bank of the United states, and re-secured the blessings of silver and gold coinage that lasted over 100 years.
If God is willing, Ron Paul will become our next President, and once again, restore the use of silver and gold as money, and bless the U.S. and the world.
Ron Paul is the most successful deliverer of the message of freedom on the face of the earth.
If Ron Paul continues to spread his message of the power of freedom and of silver and gold, the precious metal prices will go up, a lot. Why?
Because long before 1% of the money in the US is spent on gold and silver, the prices will be far higher than they are today.
1% of M3 is $126 billion. At $850/oz., that money could buy 148 million ounces. That's 4610 metric tonnes of new US demand in a market that worldwide is already buying 4000 tonnes per year, and about 1/4 of that is India alone.
In other words, if Ron Paul gets the message out, and moves 1% of the liquid wealth of the nation to buy gold, then gold demand could double, and gold prices could more than double, even if Ron Paul is not elected president!
Some have suggested that if I think Ron Paul is such a good bet, that I should go to Vegas, and place my bet. But I don't gamble. Besides, if I did bet 13 cents to get a dollar that Ron Paul would become president, all that would do is give another person a financial incentive to make sure that Ron Paul is not elected president, and that's counterproductive.
Why else is Ron Paul so important?
The Constitution was suspended by Abraham Lincoln who declared a state of Emergency, and started issuing executive orders, and who replaced the courts of the United States with "temporary Emergency Courts". Anyone who has ever made an appeal to the Federal Appellate courts knows this to be true. In my own legal battle, http://bibleprophesy.org/squaw.htm I had to look up the instructions on how to make an appeal. It's quite easy, it's a one page document; you mainly have to get the title of the "temporary Emergency Courts" right. See here: http://bibleprophesy.org/squaw10.htm
So, since Lincoln, our presidents have been issuing Executive Orders ever since. Recent executive orders include the directives and provisions to confiscate any and every piece of property, house, and real estate in America, including every vehicle, and include provisions to arrest any and all people to send them into work camps.
The best way to prevent tyranny in its tracks is to fight it peacefully, with God on our side.
The most effective way to fight government tyranny is to sell paper bonds and paper money for silver and gold, because that strips the government of its biggest power; the power to hire and pay the mercenary armies that would be needed to literally enslave America.
The second strongest way to fight government tyranny is to own a gun, and join America's 80 million gun owners, because gun owners can protect themselves, and their silver and gold.
The third strongest way to fight tyranny is to donate to Ron Paul's presidential Campaign, because he can do more to promote silver and gold than any other person on the face of the earth.
Donate to Ron Paul here:
I really don't care for religious leaders to endorse a candidate for any office, from local school board to the President of one of the most powerful and infuential countries of the world. And yes, we need to be involved in all those things that were mentioned in the blog and depend on God for our safety. But God has gave us a country, that has been for the most part, a free one: free to worship without fear and restraint; free to pray how, when, and where we like; free to preach the Word without fear of retribution; freedom to roam the land. It was our responsibilty to keep this freedom and to use our vote and voice in the political arena. Yes, we will get the leader we deserve; and to me that is a greater condemnation of the religious community at large in these United States than anything else.
I hear you!
We all want, or should want, to be apart of what God has given us, liberty (such as it is). One part of me says;
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Mike Huckabee for President!
(Not meant to be a political statement, only a reference to candidate profiles.)
Another, the spirit side says, "He won't win anyway, the die is cast". Unless there is an (unexpected) out pouring of prayer for mercy I fully believe that this country will have a new mistress. We will get what we deserve. Or, like this;
Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
God help the ignorant and unbelieving.
Pat Robertson is more Republican than Christian, a sad commentary in deed. Here is a true saying;
1When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
2And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
3Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
(And Again, Same Proverb)
29Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30They that tarry long at the wine (power & politics); they that go to seek mixed wine.
31Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Hold on to truth people of God, you’re in for a wild ride, not since the beginning of man, or ever will be again.
So, if I choose not to vote, I WON'T be condemned to hell???? :)
Sorry, I hope you don't mind a little funny.
Thank you for the TRUTH you post here Brother Michael. You are a lifeboat for many who know something's up but just don't really know what. I fear for all the Christians out there who are living in comfort thinking everything is as it always has been. So many truly love the LORD but are so unaware because they trust the leaders of their churches who are not concerned with the times we are in. Many of my family members are those of which I speak. They just smile at me when I try to warn them.
As Seed Sower says, LORD have mercy on us all!
We are about to have our Australian federal elections also. I am trying not to be angry about the state of this also degenerate, ignorant nation of mine. Both leaders claim to be 'Christian', but they are false claims. The state in which I live is managed by crime bosses - wicked, evil murderers, and we reap the due result.
These days there are no godly men in the running for the most powerful positions in the world, for satan has his people there. I pray for these leaders and would-be leaders: my prayer is simply that some of these wicked, evil men and women may still repent and be saved while there is time, and that the Lord in His mercy will give us a little more time, that more may be saved. But at the end of the day, I realise that there is no such thing as democracy. In Australia, the media control peoples' minds to get the desired outcome, and since the media is owned by only one or two powerful people, the deal is done. (I always understood that American presidents were chosen, not elected, anyway). However I am not going to get on my soap box over politics, or risk offending anyone, except to say that I turn to Psalm 2 in these times, and am assured that the Lord is King, and that He 'shall laugh and have them in derision'.
Just as the religious leaders of the day sold out to Rome ('We have no king but Caesar') and crucified the Lord, so we can expect this to happen today.
I saw Patrick on TV a few days ago. I found it to be another jaw dropper in the long line of jaw droppers, and yet not so shocked when considering the times we live in.
Another sell out...the shame flows like a flood
Isaiah 3:12; As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Amen to what you said regarding us being accountable to God for our decisions. God holds us to a higher standard.
I know what you mean about voting your conscience. For my entire life I have voted for whom I thought the best candidate would be, not based on any party. My husband laughs at me and says I am throwing away my vote. I would rather "throw away a vote" and make a statement than compromise my values. However, the third parties that I have followed are all starting to do the same as the major parties. The are courting the special interest groups in hopes of raising votes. They are compromising what they stand for. I don't think anyone has conviction anymore!
Okay, I'm just rambling on a tangent now! I just get so frustrated when nobody will stand for what is right.
Kenya is also holding its elections this December. You should see how many preachers have prayed for and "anointed" one or the other candidate. There are also so many preachers who have left the pulpit to run for public office and the presidency claiming they have been "called" (and uncalled from preaching??). The flock is being left unattended and truly speaks to the degeneration of church leaders. Being "Christian" is the in thing much like a fashion statement. If the candidate can say a few words about his/her faith...possibly be seen in church a couple of times then they get endorsed as "God's choice" or "godly leaders". We must remember that God looks at the heart. He allows us to chose our leaders...much the same way he allowed Israel to chose a King but that does not mean that Jesus would chose the 80% good man over the other for God has no part in a 80% holy and 20% bad ratio. Its all or nothing. God rejected Saul for doing something that was seemingly good...saving some fat livestock for sacrifice when he had been asked to destroy everything.... I believe when we vote we should pray for God's grace and mercy to abound because the choice of leaders on the table are not righteous but 1Chronicles 29: 11-12 says that God is the ruler of all mankind...that He controls power and might and it is at His discretion that men are made great and given strength.
Yes. No mater who is elected. America's Judgment will come. The cup of wrath overflowd already we just have not fully recognised it yet.
Hi Mrs. Pugh, I just hope after having that dream that Hillary does not win. Blessings.
I'm right there with you sister! Your dream is not the first one I have been made aware of in regards to hillary, and none of them have happy endings.
The horrible thing is I heard of a lot of people who are planning on voting for her for no other reason than she is a woman. But Joyce does speak the truth when she reminds us that God is the ruler of all mankind. I will trust in Him and do as He leads.
Excellent points Joyce, and yes it has always been God who places people in positions of power, because He doesn't fit into mans plans, man fits into His plan.
And yes I do go to the voting booth, I render unto cesar what is cesars and to God what is Gods.
God moves on the hearts of men to get them to carry out His plan, when a nation acknowledges Him he blesses them with good leaders, when a nation turns their backs on Him and His commandments, he gives them what they think they want, and what they deserve.
You saints inspire me..God Bless you all.
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