-What about Election Day?

We are in the midst of another election year and everyone has their own steadfast opinion on who should be elected the next president of our nation. We can see on TV and hear from those around us heated discussions on their choice of whom it should be; which is always better and superior to what the other guy has to say. It is a hot button issue that can and does occasionally go beyond verbal shouting of slurs and into physical confrontation. Understanding the truth about the ultimate authority over mankind; over the earth and the universe and all things everywhere; should give us pause to stop and actually think about the stuff coming out of our mouths as if we had even the foggiest concept of what we are talking about. It seems that most all of us like to hear the sound of our own voice.

-Along Comes George-

It often reminds me of a big old farmer I used to know that had an ego about the size of a large planet. I and a buddy used to go into the bar that he spent his time sitting up at the bar in; and we would sit a few feet in back of him within good earshot where he could overhear us. I would ask my buddy Barney if he ever heard that big old farmer at the bar sing? Then I would mention that his specialty was his awesome yodeling. Then Barney as planned would say something like; “he don’t look like he can yodel to me”. I would tap the old man on the back and say, “George, my buddy doesn’t believe me when I tell him you can yodel”. That’s all it would take as he would swing around and break into something that sounded a lot like someone castrating a donkey with a dull knife. When he finished he would say, “boys, there is nothing I would rather hear than the sound of my own voice in a silo”. That is about the way I feel when I hear folks expounding on their own great political expertise on picking our next president. I imagine as well; there is nothing they would like to hear more than the sound of their own voice in a silo. Having listened to the establishment; the movers and shakers that are intent on controlling our minds, wills and action. Telling us how important our voices are in getting out the vote to determine who will run our nation for the next four years.

-Who will choose our president if not us?

That is a good question that deserves an honest answer. It will be the same power source that has hand-picked all world leaders since the beginning of time. God always has and always will install the individual best suited to serve His purpose and plan as the ruler of every nation; to be in that position until such time as God determines the need for a change. This goes one hundred and eighty degrees against the carnal mind of men/women thinking and believing it is themselves that determine the course of world events. Think deeply about this concept as we examine the truth of the matter. First let’s examine the qualifications of each contender that claims they will fix everything. In this case we have only two contenders to examine and to look closely at their qualifications. “Mankind or God”.  We will look first at the six thousand years of the rule of man on earth, and ask ourselves how is that working out for us so far? The rule of man so far to this point in time has brought us perilously close to cosmocide. Where all of humanity in a moment could be wiped out and annihilated if some Hitler like mad-man having the ability to do so would decide to pull the plug on mankind to achieve their own selfish desires. (However God the real, power source to prevent it, would not allow it to happen) Let’s move on and take an ongoing closer look at the rule of Man.

-Under the rule of Man-

Here is what we have under the rule of man and we will be able to expect and get more and more of the same and even worse as time goes on. Our human rulers and law-makers are slowly taking away the Christian principles that our nation was founded upon. Making it legal among many other things for men to marry men and for women to marry women. In a word nullifying the Word of God and making the sin of grotesque homosexuality something to be proud of instead gross indecent shame. An example of that was our president a year or so ago calling a professional black athlete up on the phone and congratulating him for coming out of the closet and openly admitting he was a queer. Don’t these people know what is involved in this practice? Where has their mind gone to or left them that they endorse and put their anti-God stamp of approval on such filth?

How in this sin sick world are our little children ever going to understand and appreciate the truth of God; while being fed the filth of our society; coming from our high up leaders that claim to have our best interests at heart? And of course they do not and will not be able to at all. We who call ourselves a Christian nation are instead teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. And in case you missed it that also includes our churches that claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church clergy has been exposed time and time again as being a harbor for pedophiles and child molesters. When they are exposed as such they are traditionally moved a few miles down the road to another perish; where the grooming process of the priests start all over again. Where similar exploitation of the helpless faithful rank and file membership goes on in other protesting Catholic churches known now as Protestants, and denominations around the world claiming to be followers of Jesus Christ as well.

What about marriage?

Marriage is rapidly falling apart at the seams and becoming extinct; as forever until death do us part in all to many cases is but a few short months these days under the rule of man. Fragmented families without a mother and father in the home is the common place environment that our children are being raised up into adults in; to be accepted as the norm. With pedophiles, child molesters, and unsavory bums on the street of every nature looking for single women with little kids in the home to shack with as they refuse to work, leach off the docile, naive welfare mothers while taking advantage of her children. All of this being set in stone as our present day example that we now call love; as it becomes what I would call a make believe marriage. While in reality it is nothing more than the legalizing of adultery and fornication disguised to look as something good and upright in the eyes of a blinded society that has all but forgotten about the true sanctity of a God ordained marriage in which to nurture and to raise our children in; that they may learn to live in a way that pleases God and would help keep them on an even keel in life. Being able and equipped then to pass a heavy helping of truth and integrity on to their own offspring. Remember we are still talking about the rule of man here. I hope a good picture of the rule of man is becoming clear in your mind’s eye.  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 28:19)

-Legally killing our own children-

It’s not enough yet for our nation, our society, our churches, our law makers, the movers and shakers of earth that influence opinion and take evil ungodly actions and turn them into law. By the Roe V Wade law signed into effect a few decades ago. The preachers and teachers have become church mice, attempting to remain politically correct and only talk about nice things; pleasant things. They that live and teach others to live a life opposed to the will and the way of God.  Now for the past forty years our wonderful lawmaker politicians have joined the battle to kill and destroy our babies by the multiple millions; making their little innocent lives of no more value than the filled to overflowing garbage cans that they all end up in; on their way to the dump. Even the medical community that has sworn to save and heal humanity has joined the evil forces against us and all of mankind to kill our unborn babies. Well thought of doctors with their multiple million dollar homes with butler and maid service; living their opulent lifestyles and building their mega bucks bank accounts on the backs of the poor, the downtrodden and less fortunate mass of humanity waiting in line as they drag their wretched bloated bodies down to the slaughter house being identified by a socially acceptable name of some sort.

-The spin doctors go to work-

Attaching and hooking some benign name onto their death house such as “The Loving hands Medical Clinic” to salve over the conscience of the mother in many cases; looking to avoid any consequence for being promiscuous. Looking for and finding the answer that pronounces the death sentence on her own little baby by either having it torn apart piece by piece inside her womb or partially born and having it’s brains sucked out of its head through a needle after the skull has been crushed to keep from hurting the mother and that will allow her to go on and have additional babies; all too often meeting later with the same fate. Allowing her then to continue on living a lifestyle of party down hard and “Please self” at all costs. How many women do you know that would have the guts and the mental fortitude to read about and to learn and understand what it means to have a partial birth abortion; and then go on through with it? Yet our brain-sick and money hungry butcher shop operators did any number of them in years past and probably still do in back rooms across this country. Money my friends is a powerful motive. Partial Birth Abortion is not the politically correct name but the procedure is exactly the same. I will add a couple of paragraphs below to describe the procedure. I must remind you here again this is all under the ruler ship and authority of mankind attempting to rule and to look out for the best interests and welfare of our society. Does this not give one a deep down desire to earnestly pray for the return of Jesus Christ to this earth to set up and administer the kingdom of God here and now?

-Abortion statistics below-

The further along a pregnancy is, the more complicated — and the more controversial — the procedures are for aborting it. Abortions performed after the 20th week of pregnancy typically require that the fetus be dismembered inside the womb so it can be removed without damaging the pregnant woman's cervix. Some gynecologists consider such methods, known as "dilation and evacuation," less than ideal because they can involve substantial blood loss and may increase the risk of lacerating the cervix, potentially undermining the woman's ability to bear children in the future.

Two abortion physicians, one in Ohio and one in California, independently developed variations on the method by extracting the fetus intact. The Ohio physician, Martin Haskell, called his method "dilation and extraction," or D&X. It involved dilating the woman's cervix, then pulling the fetus through it feet first until only the head remained inside. Using scissors or another sharp instrument, the head was then punctured, and the skull compressed, so it, too, could fit through the dilated cervix. Haskell has said that he devised his D&X procedure because he wanted to find a way to perform second-trimester abortions without an overnight hospital stay, because local hospitals did not permit most abortions after 18 weeks.

                                                             -What a wonderful doctor, he needs a pat on the head-

The United States marks 40 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 55,772,015 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.

CDC researchers have admitted it probably undercounts the total number of abortions because reporting laws vary from state to state and some abortionists probably do not report or under-report the abortions they perform,” O’Bannon says. The number means there are more than 3,300 abortions daily and 137 abortions per hour every hour in the United States. Translated another way, an abortion is done about every 30 seconds in the United States. (End quote)

-Is there a better way?

We have seen a small portion; a tiny speck; the tip of the ice berg, a wake up call in one isolated area of sin against God and man on how mankind is doing while having authority over the earth in which we live. The past six thousand years of the rule of man under the influence of Satan has given us a good look at what we can expect more of in the future if God does not elect to intervene. The best predictor of future behavior is to look at past behavior. We all should know by now how man has been doing in the area of our present day society. It seems to be like a runaway train on a full speed downhill grade; the faster it goes the more out of control it becomes. Up has become down, black has become white and bad means good these days. There is not one single source outside of our Father God and His Son Jesus Christ that we can look to and expect to get real truth and relief from in this Satan deceived world in which we live.

-What about our churches?

Even the churches claiming to be followers of Jesus Christ refuse to believe He is who He claims to be and are hell bent instead on preaching and teaching custom, ritual and tradition instead of the gospel message of truth that our older brother Jesus Christ came to tell us about. What happened back then when Christ did come to tell us the truth of God? His own people crucified Him for telling us the truth. Nothing much has changed since that time; He would not be allowed to teach the truth in any church that I know of in my area. They didn’t believe Him then and will not yet accept and believe His truth today. I know about this which I am speaking of; the truth of God falls upon a set of dead physical ears within the congregations waiting to hear about custom, ritual and tradition. Religiosity has not done away with paganism, they have instead, adopted it. Where for example they jump in knee deep into the celebrating of the pagan originated Christmas and Easter celebrations. Where for Christ-Mass (Guess what Christian church is responsible for coming up with this name) they have taken the name of God in vain and have profaned it by placing it upon a rank anti God pagan celebration called Saturnalia; where they burned their own little children alive in fire to appease their pagan god Saturn. (Don’t believe me? You know how to read and do research, check it out)

-And that’s not all-

How does a deceived minister under the influence of the devil and Satan explain in this Easter just past how seventeen billion dollars worth of eggs were sold? Yes that is right, seventeen billion dollars’ worth with a B; eggs were sold. In other words the merchants of this world were able to pick the pockets of the naive and gullible but faithful so called followers of Jesus Christ. Seventeen billion dollars with a B, that is quite a bit of pocket picking. Never mind the multiple millions of starving little children around the world with bloated bellies, eyes sunken back in their skulls, barely able to live, without enough strength or energy to even brush away the flies from their pitiful diseased and dried up skin and bone faces. 

-Willingly deceived Christianity-

Then a willingly deceived Christian mother and father take their toddler and the rest of the family to the pagan festival to happily giggle and dance around telling themselves what wonderful practicing Christians they are turning out to be. Thinking and believing they are following Christ and pleasing God by adopting paganism. All the while gorging themselves upon the seventeen billion dollars worth of eggs until the cows come home. At the same time, the unfortunate little boy's and/or girl's on the other side of our world are teetering on the edge of life before being made ready for their ragged burial clothing, after having starved to death waiting for a scrap of food. Does this in any way bother you? Are you able to see where we have been led to by the leadership of mankind under the influence, manipulation, and deception of the god of this world known as the devil and Satan?

-God sends strong delusion, that they should believe a lie-

But what in the name of God has it got anything at all to do with our Savior Jesus Christ? And of course it doesn’t have anything at all to do with the truth of God, not one iota. It is a gigantic lie of monumental proportions. God has sent strong delusion upon the Babylon of confusion mind that they should believe a lie. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 

-Ministers cannot teach, what they do not know-

No one reading this has any obligation to believe what I am writing here. But if you are reading it, it is proof that you know how to read. This information is not hidden from anyone, it is available to every single person on earth that is able to read. You can find it all by yourself and a lot more truth besides, come away from the Babylon of confusion teaching as the truth of God and expecting you to accept and to believe without question. Most everything they teach as the truth, is nothing more than the counterfeit Christian teaching of custom, ritual and tradition handed down from one generation of lies and misunderstanding to the next. We all owe it to ourselves and to God, to know and understand what His truth really is. Your minister will not tell you the truth for the simple reason, he does not know it himself.

-Pagan Easter celebrated long before Christ-

Here below you will see some more of how mankind operates apart from the Word and way of God. Pay attention and take notice the terminology used and how the Word of God feels about all of idolatry; and maybe read for the first time where the biblical record of celebrating Easter sunrise services began. Different names have been used to identify their pagan gods. Saturn was known as their sun god in one region. (I urge you to research out "Saturnalia" to learn the truth behind the Christian Easter celebration) Mankind throughout human history has always been quick to depart from the way and the truth of God and turn to false and deceptive teachings. Teachings that actually make a mockery out of the Word and way of God. A good place to understand how these things work; we have only to look at what has been preserved and written down for our admonition within a segment of the bible; as  we begin here below in Ezekiel; where we can see how our ancestors were in the habit of worshiping all sorts of detestable things too. Making it understandable why most of our churches have fallen prey to idol worship themselves.

 -Ezekiel 8: 6 thru verse 17-

(6) And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing—the utterly detestable things the Israelites  are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see things that are even more detestable.” 

(7) Then he brought me to the entrance to the court. I looked, and I saw a hole in the wall. 

(8) He said to me, “Son of man, now dig into the wall.” So I dug into the wall and saw a doorway there. 

(9) And he said to me, “Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here.” 

(10) So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and unclean animals and all the idols of Israel. 

(11) In front of them stood seventy elders of Israel, and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan was standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising. 

(12) He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.’ ” 

(13) Again, he said, “You will see them doing things that are even more detestable.” 

Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the (pagan) god Tammuz. 

(14) Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.(16) And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. (This could be the first record of the pagan Easter celebration)

(17)Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

Make a mental note in your mind; this has been God speaking to you through His Word. I have only been the messenger, the agent that searched it out for you. Leith Cunningham

-We need Jesus Christ to teach us, the truth of God-

Please pray with me as I am being an advocate and a voice for helpless, defenseless little babies that have no voice for themselves. Little babies whose only mistake in life was to be born within a society that makes it a law, that it is legal and above board to kill them before they are even born. To experience the most excruciating pain imaginable as they are ripped apart and pulled from their mother's womb, then to have their heads punctured and their brains sucked out and their heads crushed in order the mother is allowed to have more to possibly meet the same fate. Whose only silent and helpless option is, that God may intervene and put a stop to it once and for all time.

-55,772,015 and more, of legal murders performed-

Or in the hope that someone else may take note of their plight of being mutilated and slaughtered by the multiple millions totaling up at this point to be 55,772,015. We must individually and collectively wake up here in America; we should not take our freedom and living in the land of plenty as a license to sin, to look the other way or to participate by remaining silent about the atrocities being systematically committed upon our future adults if left alone and allowed to live. These are our babies being legally murdered here that we love and we are concerned about. Even more importantly they are the created babies of God. Made in His image, made in His likeness. Please pray the following prayer with me now as you read this.

-May the will of God be done-

To our Father in heaven; we come before you and pray that you will hasten the day of sending your Son Jesus Christ here to earth to rule with your righteousness, to establish your government and the kingdom of God; to reign and rule here on earth as it is in heaven. To end the reign of Satan as the god of this world; and that all things may be made right and the unrighteous, rampant evil that exists under the rule of deceived man under satanic influence be ended and totally destroyed. That the diabolical slaughter of our babies be forever done away with. Where man will learn to live by every word of God. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ; Amen! 

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thy kingdom come - The word "kingdom" here means "reign." Note, Matthew 3:2. The petition is the expression of a wish that God may "reign" everywhere; that his laws may be obeyed; and especially that the gospel of Christ may be advanced everywhere, until the world shall be filled with his glory. Thy will be done - The will of God is, that people should obey his law, and be holy. The word "will," here, has reference to his law, and to what would be "acceptable" to him. To pray, then, that his will may be done, on earth as in heaven, is to pray that his "law," his "revealed will," may be obeyed and loved. His law is perfectly obeyed in heaven, and his true children most ardently desire and pray that it may also be obeyed on the earth. The object of these three "first" petitions is, that God's name should be glorified and his kingdom established; and by being placed first, we learn that his glory and kingdom are of more consequence than our wants, and that these should be first in our hearts and petitions before a throne of grace.

What is the origin of this well-known saying? Is there a connection between it and the Kingdom of God? What does “Thy will be done” mean for us today? The phrase “Thy will be done” is found three times in the King James Version of the Bible. The first place it is found is in what has commonly been called the Lord’s Prayer. Actually, this was a model prayer that Jesus used to teach His disciples how to pray. Jesus began His example of how to pray, saying, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9-10, KJV)  Luke recorded this same instruction from Jesus in his Gospel: “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth” (Luke 11:2, KJV).

God’s purpose for creating human beings is for them to ultimately become members of His family and live with Him forever in His eternal Kingdom. This process begins with humans created as physical, mortal beings that must hear and respond to God’s instructions as given through His prophets and His Son, Jesus Christ. Explaining Christ’s background and reason for coming in the flesh, John wrote: “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:10-13). In this passage, we note that it is God’s will for humans to respond to Him and become His children. This is a reality my friends, brothers and sisters. In sincere truth; in creating mankind God is reproducing Himself; that is if we believe Him as He tells us in (Genesis 1:26); Let us make man in our image; after our likeness. That’s why we are learning to call Him Father. God the Father is the One who calls people (John 6:44). After receiving this calling, we must repent of our sins, be baptized and have hands laid upon us to receive the Holy Spirit. Through the indwelling of God’s Spirit, we change and become converted. Describing this process, Paul wrote: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2).

God’s will for us is that we gradually change from carnal humans with natural, human actions and ways of thinking, which are not in harmony with God’s laws, to people who think and act like God. Addressing the same process to the Corinthians, Paul explained: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Although God is all-powerful, He has temporarily allowed an evil spirit called the devil and Satan to influence mankind. Satan is referred to in the Bible as “the god of this age,” who has blinded the minds of people who do not believe (2 Corinthians 4:4). Through deception and lies, he “deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). At this time, God’s Kingdom does not reign over the earth as it does in heaven, where God is. Yet God’s Kingdom is destined to take over all the kingdoms of this world.

Long ago, God gave the prophet Daniel a vision of this change. “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:13-14). The seventh seal of the book of Revelation pictures the return of Jesus Christ to this earth to establish the Kingdom of God. Describing the vision he had seen of this future event, John wrote: “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’” (Revelation 11:15).

As for this process of all the governments of man being replaced by the Kingdom of God, this is the point Jesus was making in His model prayer when He taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). In our communication with God, we are to pray for this momentous change that will mark the end of Satan’s influence and human misrule, and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth to bring peace, prosperity and stability to all peoples. No grandparent or elder like as myself will any longer have to stand by in pain and anguish and watch helplessly as their grand babies are being destroyed like the abortionists of today are doing; as they continue to practice their dirty little money making game of ripping apart and killing off little babies that God has brought into this world in the loving gesture of reproducing Himself. It will be… Gods will; that will be done. 

Revelation 13:8 speaks of Jesus as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” This means that God’s plan for His Son to give His life for the sins of the world existed from the very beginning. Furthermore, Jesus had taught His disciples that His ministry would include giving up His life. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up” (John 3:14). Later, He again taught, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32). So why did Jesus pray that He might not have to suffer crucifixion, yet at the same time also yield to the will of His Father? Could it be that, as He had done regarding baptism (see Matthew 3:14-15), He was modeling the behavior we need to practice? Even though Jesus wasn’t looking forward to the suffering He would have to endure, He was completely committed to fulfilling the will of His Father. As Jesus explained, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). That is exactly what Christ did when He announced to all creation; “It is finished”. There is nothing left to do; Jesus Christ the firstborn of all creation had finished that portion of work the Father had given Him to do. It guaranteed Universal Salvation; that all of mankind and in fact all of creation including Satan and the demons will be reconciled back to God the Father.

-Do we see anything about voting below?

(Colossians 1: 15-20) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, (Spirit) whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things.

(Daniel 4:17) (KJV) This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

The King’s heart is in the hands of the Lord, He turns it wherever He desires. (Prov. 21:1)

 

(Daniel 4:32) And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

-No voting here-

Commentary: And giveth it to whomsoever he will - That is, he gives dominion over men to whomsoever he chooses. It is not by human ordering, or by arrangements among men. It is not by hereditary right; not by succession; not by conquest; not by usurpation; not by election, that this matter is finally determined; it is by the decree and purpose of God. He can remove the hereditary prince by death; he can cause him to be set aside by granting success to a usurper; he can dispose of a crown by conquest; he can cut off the conqueror by death, and transfer the crown to an inferior officer; he can remove one who was the united choice of a people by death, and put another in his place. So the apostle Paul says, "There is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God" Romans 13:1.

 

(Psalms 75: 6 - 7) English Standard Version (ESV) For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, 7 but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. (God sets up and takes down all leaders and nations as it suits his purpose and plans for all of mankind and all of creation.)

 

-What about the freewill myth of Christianity?

 

First of all it doesn’t exist at all within mankind. To suppose it does and to teach others to believe it does is a Satan lie of monumental proportions. Read about it here in 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-11 (KJV) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: To claim we have a freewill apart from the will and intent of God is to belittle His Son Jesus Christ who plainly told us He had no freewill; He could do only that which He seen the Father do. Without His Father Jesus Christ could do nothing.

-To believe we have freewill is an illusion-

Men make choices and decisions every day, but something (or someone) creates a circumstance that causes these decisions. If I scratch my body (my own choice), I do it because I have an itch. If I eat a meal (my own choice), I do so because I am hungry. If I hurt another person (my choice), I do so because they did some harm to me. For every choice we make, there is a cause greater than the choice. It is your basic cause/effect principle. For every effect (in this case our choice), there is some cause that prompted the action. As no one would deny that God is sovereign over all things (including Satan), it is God who can change circumstances as He pleases to bring about the desired effect. In this way, we may think we are totally independent from God in the choices we make, but in reality, there is someone greater than ourselves working behind the scenes to bring about a perfectly orchestrated finale. God is the great conductor who controls and leads men to respond with a simple wave of His baton.

-God is in control of everything and all of the time-

 

.(2 Peter 2:10) But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

 

(Exodus 22:28) "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

 

(Daniel 2:21) (NLT) He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.

-No voting here-

 

But you go right ahead “Sunshine,” listen to Bill O’Riley, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Along with all of their democratic counterparts. Believe everything they have to say, and then run right on down and vote for your personal choice for a leader, if it makes you feel special, righteous and better: but remember, it will be God that will guide your hand at the voting booth. He takes all of the responsibility to supply the leader He needs to serve His purpose. We have looked at some of the attributes of man and are living in an evil and depraved society created by him or us all. It is true that mankind really has shown the side of himself as a creator just like our Father God. He has done some mighty and wonderful things. I just stand in awe at times looking around and being a witness to things that mankind has brought about from the creator God side of their/our nature. My being able and capable to sit here at my computer and write what I believe to be the truth of God is a miracle to me. With a ninth grade education and having at my fingertips a seemingly endless amount of true information to peruse and put down on paper. With spell check and help in grammar and sentence structure; with the Holy Spirit of God leading me into all truth. I am amazed when I finish; it resembles that of an educated person and it is all of God.

 

What we deceived human beings claiming to be followers of Christ fail to understand and to believe is this. God had a plan in force before the first human being was ever born on the earth. It is exactly and precisely on course as He planned and the puny worm like will of man can never and will never thwart or cause it to deter one iota. So as the election of 2016 draws closer and closer I expect folks to do as they have always done and tell me why it is my duty to get down to the voting booth and install the next president that will have our best interests at heart. I am sick of listening to all of their so called common sense reasons.


Any thinking, reasoning person has a right to make one mistake if they learn something from it. In 1968 I listened to Richard Nixon speak of all that he was going to do as president. If I remember right he didn’t do any of it and that was good enough for me to realize they all lie through their teeth while working to achievie their prestigious goal; and when they get there they tell you why they cannot keep their promises. All I remember of Nixon is when he got ousted and was on TV; I remember him lifting two fingers up from each hand on extended arms and shaking them violently at the audience; staring at us with eyes coming out from under those heavy dark eyebrows while announcing; “I am no crook”. (I have not voted since that time)


The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968. The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Richard Nixon ran on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nation's cities and provide new leadership in the Vietnam War. I really don’t see President Nixon as any better or any worse than any of the rest of them. I know they all have their hands tied by paying back those that sent them to Washington. I know too that it will be God that will always place the right person in the right place of governmental leadership that suits his purpose and plan for all creation. Again; His purpose and plan is right on course. We should accept those leaders that God has appointed; it’s better than anarchy.

  

I don’t know and neither do you what overall plans that God has for our nation or any other nation. As we have seen; He sets up one nation or leader and takes down another as suits His purpose. When I see how far down the slippery slope to hell the morality and mind set of our nation and its people have strayed away from the Word and the way of God in the mass killing of our little helpless little babies in just this one national sin. It causes me to wonder how long it might be before God should allow some other nation to overcome and conquer us and give His blessings to others that would appreciate and be grateful for what we have learned to take for granted as we turn our face away from Him in our national and individual following after the ways of this world known as the Babylon of confusion.


I think an appropriate part of the Word of God to focus our attention on as we close out this piece I have written; would be on the life of King Nebuchadnezzar that has a priceless lesson for all to learn.   

We begin by quoting the king in italics; I will make comments in regular printI am pleased to tell you what has happened. The Most High God has done miraculous signs and wonders for me. His miraculous signs are great. His wonders are mighty. His kingdom will last forever. His rule will never end. - Daniel 4:2-3  (the scriptures will be in italics too)

This is much higher praise than Nebuchadnezzar had ever spoken about God. Something big has happened in the King’s life and he wants to tell everyone about it.

I was at home in my palace. I was content and very successful. But I had a dream that made me afraid. I was lying on my bed. Then dreams and visions passed through my mind. They terrified me. - Daniel 4:4-5

Once again, King Nebuchadnezzar called on all of his wise men to explain the dream to him. And, of course, none of them could. Finally, he called on Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar called Daniel by a Babylonian name, Belteshazzar (bel-te-SHAZ-er). He told Daniel his dream:

Here are the visions I saw while I was lying on my bed. I looked up and saw a tree standing in the middle of the land. It was very tall. It had grown to be large and strong. Its top touched the sky. It could be seen anywhere on earth. Its leaves were beautiful. It had a lot of fruit on it. It provided enough food for people and animals. Under the tree, the wild animals found shade. The birds of the air lived in its branches. Every creature was fed from that tree. While I was still lying on my bed, I looked up. In my visions, I saw a holy messenger. He was coming down from heaven. He called out in a loud voice. He said, ‘Cut the tree down. Break off its branches. Strip its leaves off. Scatter its fruit. Let the animals that are under it run away. Let the birds that are in its branches fly off. But leave the stump with its roots in the ground. Let it stay in the field. Put a band of iron and bronze around it. “‘Let King Nebuchadnezzar become wet with the dew of heaven. Let him live like the animals among the plants of the earth. Let him no longer have the mind of a man. Instead, let him be given the mind of an animal. Let him stay that way until seven periods of time pass by. “‘The decision is announced by holy messengers. So all who are alive will know that the Most High God is King. He rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He gives them to anyone He wants. Sometimes He puts the least important men in charge of them.’ Daniel 4:10-17                            Does this really look to you as if your vote counted?

Daniel Explains the Dream (Daniel 4:1-18)

Daniel knew that this dream was all about King Nebuchadnezzar, and it was not all good news. He told Nebuchadnezzar that he wished the dream were about the King’s enemies instead of the King. He explained:

My King, you are that tree! You have become great and strong. Your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky. Your rule has spread to all parts of the earth.” - Daniel 4:22

-That was the good news. But there was plenty of bad news too:

My King and master, here is what your dream means. The Most High God has given an order against you. You will be driven away from people. You will live like the wild animals. You will eat grass just as cattle do. You will become wet with the dew of heaven. Seven periods of time will pass by for you. Then you will recognize that the Most High God rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He gives them to anyone he wants. But he gave a command to leave the stump of the tree along with its roots. That means your kingdom will be given back to you. It will happen when you recognize that the God of heaven rules. So, my king, I hope you will accept my advice. Stop being sinful. Do what is right. Give up your evil practices. Show kindness to those who are being treated badly. Then perhaps things will continue to go well with you.” - Daniel 4:24-27

God sent a clear warning to Nebuchadnezzar. Through Daniel, the Lord encouraged Nebuchadnezzar to repent of his sin before it was too late. However, the King did not take this warning to heart. Nebuchadnezzar’s sins were very much like those of Pharaoh in Egypt and the Pharisees in Jesus’ day. All of these men were puffed up with pride, and they mistreated the lowly (Exodus 1:11, 5:2; Matthew 23). Pride was the very sin of Satan (Ezekiel 28:15-17). C.S. Lewis writes, “The essential vice, the utmost evil, is pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” It is no wonder that God detests pride and opposes the proud (James 4:6Proverbs 6:16-17). It is pride that leads men to believe we can live without Him. God wants us to stay close to Him and far from sin. When we are in sin, or close to things that tempt us, God gives us correction in several ways. He instructs us in His word (2 Timothy 3:16), through Bible teaching, and preaching (Matthew 12:41). He speaks to us through prayer (Daniel 9:20-22). Often, He also uses those close to us - our parents, teachers, and friends - to let us know when we are making wrong decisions (Proverbs 13:1, 2 Samuel 12:9). It is so important for us to pay attention to God’s correction. God is patient, but when we choose to ignore His loving warnings, we will face the consequences of our sin (Proverbs 1:24-33).

The Dream Comes True (Daniel 4:28-33)

Patiently, God gave Nebuchadnezzar an entire year in which to turn from his evil ways. Remember, this is the King’s own letter we are reading. He said:

All of that happened to me. It took place twelve months later. I was walking on the roof of my palace in Babylon. I said, “Isn’t this the great Babylon I have built as a place for my royal palace? I used my mighty power to build it. It shows how glorious my majesty is.” - Daniel 4:28-30

Let’s take a closer look at Nebuchadnezzar’s attitude as he looked out over the kingdom.

I said, “Isn’t this the great Babylon I have built as a place for my royal palace? I used my mighty power to build it. It shows how glorious my majesty is.”

There is a word that comes to mind. It is P-R-I-D-E. Pride is thinking too highly of oneself. Nebuchadnezzar thought that he had built the kingdom. In truth, God was the one who handed all of his prisoners over to him (Daniel 1:2). When Daniel interpreted his first dream, he said, “The God of heaven has given you authority and power. He has given you might and glory.” (Daniel 2:37) Pride makes us think that we do not need God. Pride separates us from God. Nebuchadnezzar did not give credit to his Creator, and His Creator had had enough. Listen to what happened next (in Nebuchadnezzar’s own words).

I was still speaking when a voice was heard from heaven. It said, “King Nebuchadnezzar, here is what has been ordered concerning you. Your royal authority has been taken from you. You will be driven away from people. You will live like the wild animals. You will eat grass just as cattle do. Seven periods of time will pass by for you. Then you will recognize that the Most High God rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He gives them to anyone He wants.” What had been said about me came true at once. I was driven away from people. I ate grass just as cattle do. My body became wet with the dew of heaven. I stayed that way until my hair grew like the feathers of an eagle. My nails became like the claws of a bird. Daniel 4:31-33

God had warned Nebuchadnezzar and had been very patient with him. But finally, the prediction came true. All of the things that he was so proud of were taken away. Remember the fine food at the King’s table that we read about in Daniel 1? That was taken from Nebuchadnezzar; he had to eat grass just like the goats and cows! He was used to living in a grand palace, but now he had no shelter over his head. For 7 years, the great King Nebuchadnezzar lived out in the wilderness like an animal. He lost his mind; he became crazy (Daniel 4:34). Without God, he was helpless.

God’s word tells us that God stands against those who are proud (James 4:6). If we are proud of our own talents or abilities, looks or possessions, God may take those things away so we will see what is true - God is the One who gives every good thing that we have (James 1:17). Without God we are helpless. We should never brag about what we have accomplished (1 Corinthians 5:6). The only thing we should ever brag about is that we know the Lord! (Jeremiah 9:24)

King Nebuchadnezzar reigned from 605 BC–562 BC. There is a notable absence of any record of acts or decrees by King Nebuchadnezzar during 582 to 575 BC. -Gleason L. Archer, Vol 7 Expositor’s Bible Commentary.

Nebuchadnezzar Is Restored (Daniel 4:34-37)

Our story has a very happy ending though. Remember at the beginning of his letter, Nebuchadnezzar was bragging about the goodness of God. Here is why:

At the end of that time I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up toward heaven. My mind became clear again. Then I praised the Most High God. I gave honor and glory to the One who lives forever. His rule will last forever. His kingdom will never end. He considers all of the nations on earth to be nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven. He does what He wants with the nations of the earth. No one can hold His hand back. No one can say to Him, “What have you done?” My honor and glory were returned to me when my mind became clear again. The glory of my kingdom was given back to me. My advisers and nobles came to me. And I was put back on my throne. I became even greater than I had been before. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, give praise and honor and glory to the King of heaven. Everything he does is right. All of his ways are fair. He is able to bring down those who live proudly. Daniel 4:34-37

After seven years of living like an animal, Nebuchadnezzar finally looked to God. Nebuchadnezzar changed his focus from himself to the one true God who deserved to be worshipped and praised. He turned from his pride and became humble. Right away, his mind was made right. God forgave Nebuchadnezzar and returned all that he had lost, plus a lot more. Proud people want to hide their mistakes so other people won’t know that they have faults. Humble people admit when they make mistakes. Nebuchadnezzar showed that he became humble when he admitted his sin of pride in this letter that he wrote for the entire world to read. He also used the letter to praise God and declare that God was in control of everything. We should notice that God brought Nebuchadnezzar low for his GOOD, not for his destruction. It was far more important for Nebuchadnezzar to know the one true God, and enter into God’s eternal Kingdom, than for him to live a carefree life on earth and die without knowing God.

Today, we can struggle with pride just as much as Nebuchadnezzar did. Our pride makes us focus on ourselves instead of on God. Notice that “I” is in the center of PRIDE. If you are focused on yourself, and you think that you can control the things in your life, your mind will be filled with fear and worry - just like Nebuchadnezzar in the wilderness. But when you understand the truth that God is in control of everything, your mind will be healthy and clear, and you will feel God’s peace (Galatians 5:22). At times you will face difficult people or difficult situations in your life. When this happens, ask yourself this question: “Is God in control?” Of course, the answer is always YES!

Knowing that God is in control, and that He always wants what’s best for you, will give you true peace. “Our sanity is directly linked to God’s sovereignty.” Legally speaking, insanity is when a person cannot distinguish reality from fantasy. In other words, a person who is insane cannot tell what is true and what is not true. It is not until a person recognizes that God is sovereign (supreme or highest in power or authority; controlling; preeminent; indisputable; being above all others in character, importance, excellence; greatest, utmost, paramount) that the person recognizes the ultimate truth. Without this knowledge, a person’s thoughts are consumed with fear, worry, and stress. With this knowledge, a person’s mind is transformed and at peace. At the end of that time I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up toward heaven. My mind became clear again. -Daniel 4:34.

-Give us a clear mind God-

To my friends, acquaintances, relatives,  brothers and sisters in Christ. Do not expect to see me down at the voting booth on election day. I already know who is going to be our next president and it will be the right one that serves and suits the purpose and plan of our Almighty God who says this in Ephesians 1:11; In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” Then in Isaiah 46:9-11 He goes on to make it even more plain and understandable. "Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure'; Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.…

-It will happen whether we believe it or not-

I am acquainted with this One that has the power and the authority to place each person in the position where He needs them to be to serve His purpose. I didn’t somehow seek and search out after Him to reveal this to me; He called me and has chosen me and has given me the opportunity to accept and to believe His truth. I believe He is who He claims to be; the Savior of all mankind without one exception.  I believe the only solution to the misrule of mankind is to have it replaced in the appointed time of God with His kingdom that will then rule on forever in true righteousness. That is what Jesus Christ came to reveal to us but we refused to believe Him and killed Him for telling us the truth. The rule and truth of God is going to happen exactly according to His purpose and plan from the beginning and it is impossible for it to fail. Our prayer should be, “Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. However; stop on into the Big Boy Restaurant in Kalkaska after you have voted your choice for president; tell me all about it and I’ll buy you a cup of coffee.


-We will have peace when we understand that God is in control of everything and all of the time-


Leith Cunningham                                                                                               leithcunningham2@hotmail.com