Nov 8, 2016 “Vote”. Please read this before voting!
The last two elections the USA voted in the most destructive and evil man to serve in the office of president.
The evil and corruption seen in this administration is beyond words to describe. It can only be stopped by voting for a candidate that is not Hillary Clinton.
The two articles below are excellent in their thorough understanding the Biblical principals governing the selection of leaders.
Brace for Impact
By Patrick Wyett
I write this just before the scheduled election of 2016, so I don’t know the outcome as yet. God does and so might you by the time you read this. From my spot in time, I offer a few observations. It will be either Hillary or Donald Trump for president. There are third party options but none are relevant as to the outcome except to pull votes away from the only two contenders. Some will not vote, allowing those who do to decide things.
Such a tact does not absolve one of responsibility in this matter, rather, it’s an abdication of duty as a citizen of this nation. To my fellow citizens, you are blessed to have the opportunity to vote, to live in a nation where our representatives and leaders seek such assent from the consent of the governed. In all nations throughout most of history, the concept of a person getting to cast a legitimate vote to decide the course of government was unthinkable. God has given us the right to do so here, a right wrested from tyranny at the price of patriot’s blood.
For conscience’ sake, vote. Honor the God of heaven with your vote and seek His discernment in doing so.
Some say there’s no real choice for president. I beg to differ. Donald Trump wasn’t my first, second, third or even fourth choice in the primary. But now he’s the only choice to defeat the demonstrably most vile, corrupt, criminal liar in the history of American politics. That’s a pretty high bar considering the last eight years.
As a side note, Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, has been out campaigning on behalf of Hillary. What a sign of our wicked times; the most unqualified person to ever run for president supporting the most disqualified person to ever run for president. There is a certain consistency with evil.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” (Matthew 7:16-18)
What of the fruits of the candidates? Donald Trump is pro-life, pro-gun, wants to secure our borders from illegal invasion and seeks to put a halt to the insane importation of Islam into our nation and remove its destructive influence from government. More than words, he has surrounded himself with good people such as Mike Pence, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and many others. Ted Cruz supports Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump has said, “I will protect (Christians)… because we’re not being protected,” and “a Trump administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended like you’ve never seen before.” Protected from the likes of the Clinton crime syndicate.
Speaking of which…
Hillary Clinton and the words “corrupt” and “evil” have become synonymous. Her fruit is well-known. She is a staunch supporter of any and all abortion, up to the birth of the child. She defends the baby slaughterhouses of Planned Parenthood and idolizes its racist founder, Margaret Sanger.
Hillary’s vocally anti-gun, not surprising from a Saul Alinsky Marxist. Learn from history or be victim to its repetition. The horrific government-sponsored massacres of the 20th century were preceded by civilian disarmaments.
The defenseless are so much easier to slaughter than the armed.
Hillary openly advocates for open borders (the destruction of our nation’s sovereignty), wants to greatly expand the importation of Muslims into the country, and champions the homosexual agenda.
I detailed her email-related treason and criminality in my last article, “As the World Burns.” More recent revelations have uncovered the sickening pedophile activities that both she and Bill have participated in. The information out there if you have the stomach for it. Key words “Jeffrey Epstein” and “Orgy Island.”
Read the first chapter of Romans. Hillary, by biblical definition, is a hater of God. And by simple human observation, a hater of America and of humanity. Her profane tirades are legion, one in particular related to me by a friend who personally endured one.
Hatred gushes from her mouth like an overflowing toilet without a shut-off valve.
Despite these things, I hear those claiming to be Christians supporting Hillary. This is a grave contradiction between word and action.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove (reprimand) the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” (John 16:7-8)
Every true Christian has the Holy Spirit indwelling in us, giving us discernment of good and evil. This is not a gift of the Holy Spirit, it is an essential function. Those lacking discernment about Hillary Clinton have not the Holy Spirit within them. One can’t be in open rebellion against God and have a Christian faith. The two are diametrically opposed. We are to repent of evil, not vote for it.
I realize the gravity and implications of what I just wrote.
Yet I write the hard things that must be said to warn deceived people of the judgment that they face. If party or personal ideology take priority over God’s moral absolutes, these things are your god, not the one true God of the Bible.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24)
Mammon usually in context refers to money but can apply to anything worldly and not of God. Dear ones, no true Christian can support Hillary Clinton. Yes I know of Donald Trump’s past. It’s his future that intrigues me. As I’ve detailed, he’s the best option. The last perfect man in an election lost to Barabbas 2000 years ago. Through His loss, we as Christians have won eternal life.
As for now, we have an obligation and duty to our faith and country. What’s that look like?
Is there a global conspiracy to rule the world?
Revelation certainly confirms this as Satan’s plan. Of interest, you’d have to be 58 years old or older to have voted in a presidential election year that hasn’t featured a Bush or Clinton running for president or vice-president. 1976 was the last time this wasn’t the case, save 2012 in which Hillary was secretary of state, personally enriching herself by selling influence to finance her current run at the White House.
1980; George HW Bush ran for president in the primary, lost to Ronald Reagan and became his running mate. 1984; George HW Bush, vice-president. 1988; George HW Bush, president. 1992; George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, president. 1996; Bill Clinton, president. 2000; George W. Bush, president. 2004; George W. Bush, president. 2008; Hillary Clinton, president (lost in primary). 2012, Hillary Clinton part of the Obama team. 2016; Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, president.
Will Trump win? Despite the desperately skewed polls, I believe he has a decisive lead in the popular vote. In our lawless government, that might not be enough.
My feeling is the only way that Hillary can win is by massive voter fraud, the likes of which we’re already seeing and has been verified as a core campaign strategy throughout Hillary’s criminal run. Just ask Bernie. Or Donald.
Look up videos from Project Veritas for an inside look and admission of such tactics, going back many years. Let me give you a brief preview.
Scott Foval, a point man for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for such things as inciting violence at Trump rallies and facilitating voter fraud, was fired from his position only after the Project Veritas videos came out. Please note, he wasn’t fired because he did these things.
These actions are what he was paid to do. Such illegal, immoral and unethical conduct was his job duty as assigned by Hillary and the DNC with their full knowledge and oversight.
Foval was fired only because he got caught admitting to what he was doing and who was directing him. You think he might still be doing the same things, just getting paid by a different route? I bet he keeps his mouth shut from now on.
Whoever wins, there will be blowback. This nation is divided much as it was prior to the Civil War. In some ways more so.
Much can still happen between now, the election and the inauguration of a new president. It will not be a smooth transition, if indeed there is one.
Theories abound as to what is yet to come. Take comfort in knowing that nothing surprises God. He never scratches His head and blurts, “Wow, I never saw that coming.” All-knowing, omniscient, omnipresent, all-powerful, and invincible. Loving and merciful, yet righteous and holy. Those who execute evil plans play right into God’s master plan.
Sin will be judged, evil will be vanquished. Fear not for the things that must yet come. Heaven awaits.
Don’t place your faith in election outcomes, put your faith, all of it, in Jesus. The King is coming!
But until then, until you see Him with your own eyes, be about your Father’s business. Light and salt my friends. As Patrick Henry said, “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
Elections are barometers in the battle of good versus evil. Let us see how November 8 is decided.
That said, brace for impact.
Choosing a Leader
By Nathele Graham
The Bible is rich with examples of men who were chosen by God for leadership. All of these men surprise us because none were perfect. For Instance, Moses was a very reluctant leader. He was born to Hebrew parents, but raised in Pharaoh’s court.
One day Moses saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew and he killed the Egyptian. Because of this he fled to the land of Midian, where he lived for forty years. He may have run from Pharaoh, but he could not run from God.
Neither can we. No matter what sin we commit, God knows and you cannot hide from Him. God knew where Moses was and when the time was right He chose to use Moses to lead the Hebrews out of captivity. Did Moses enthusiastically agree? No. Moses had lots of excuses why he couldn’t do the job for which he was chosen.
“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11)
Moses didn’t see himself as worthy of this task God asked him to do. God kept talking to Moses and urging him to obey.
“And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.” Exodus 4:1. Moses kept coming up with excuses, but God saw leadership qualities in him.
“And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Exodus 4:10.
Moses just kept coming up with excuses, until finally he asked God to send anyone but him.
“And he said, ‘O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.’” (Exodus 4:13.) This verse reads clearer in other translations, such as the NET Bible: “But Moses said, ‘O my Lord, please send anyone else whom you wish to send!’”
God was determined that it was Moses who needed to go to Pharaoh, and eventually Moses went. The rest is history. The Hebrews were set free and eventually did make it to the Promised Land, although Moses wasn’t allowed to enter.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.” (Numbers 20:12)
Today there is much fighting over possession of that land, but God gave it to Israel forever. They will have full possession of it one day.
King David was a great leader. The prophet Samuel was sent by God to Bethlehem to anoint the one who would replace Saul as king of Israel. He went to Jesse, who had eight sons; one of those sons would be chosen. The seven sons who were the obvious choice from man’s perspective were brought before Samuel.
“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
When choosing leaders, that’s an important point: Look at their character. The Lord had chosen the youngest son, David, to eventually become king. The time David spent tending his sheep had been training for leadership and for battle. Sheep are unruly and tend to wander. David had to be watchful and alert to protect his flock from predators. He honed his skills for battle and did in fact kill a lion and a bear who were after the sheep.
David also learned to play beautiful music and write Psalms; he loved the Lord with all his heart. Because he was very young when Samuel anointed him, David didn’t take the throne until after King Saul died. It wasn’t a smooth rise to the throne. When King Saul had bad moods he would try to kill him, but David would play music to soothe Saul’s troubled soul.
After David became king he proved himself to be a powerful leader. He won many battles with enemies of Israel, but his life was still filled with turmoil. Even though he loved God he still had failures. Bad decisions in his personal life caused him to fall deep into sin. Lust for Bathsheba and her subsequent pregnancy prompted him to put her soldier husband on the frontlines of battle where he was sure to be killed.
Uriah’s death allowed David to marry Bathsheba, but the child she gave birth to died. When the prophet Nathan brought David’s sin to his attention, David didn’t lie to cover up his sin or try to make his sin seem right, but he was brokenhearted. He cried out to God and asked for forgiveness.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10).
If only we had leaders like David today, our nation would be much healthier. Today we see scandal after scandal being covered up, excused, and ignored. Voters don’t seem to expect integrity from candidates anymore.
Moving into the New Testament we can see the transformation of Peter. He was rash and always seemed to say the wrong thing. He had no tact! Others may have thought the same thoughts, but Peter blurted it right out. Peter was part of Christ’s “inner circle” and was present at the transfiguration, and when Jairus’ daughter was brought back to life, and at the Olivet Discourse. Still, Peter isn’t the disciple you would think would be the one to rise to leadership. He followed Jesus for three years, but hid in fear during the crucifixion, and even denied knowing Jesus.
Our Lord knew Peter’s capabilities and after the resurrection Jesus made sure that Peter was restored to fellowship. Peter was broken over his actions and his fears. Jesus told Peter what he was called to do, and from then on Peter assumed leadership.
“He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me: And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” John 21:17.
No, Peter was never a pope, but he was an obedient servant who loved Jesus and came to serve him in spite of his weaknesses. It was Peter who stood up on the day of Pentecost and gave an eloquent sermon in which he spoke deep truth and quoted Scripture with authority.
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.” (Acts 2:22)
Thus began the sermon. Peter was no longer hiding in fear, but boldly speaking about Jesus. He ended by saying, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36)
After hearing Peter speak, 3,000 people were convicted of their sin and came to salvation. God knew what great things Peter would accomplish… He saw what he could be, not what he was. A strong leader is one who allows himself to be changed by Jesus, and Peter is a prime example.
On the other hand there are evil leaders. A pair that stands out in Old Testament history is King Ahab and his wife Jezebel. These two brought pagan worship to new heights and, if possible, Jezebel was worse than her husband. She even arranged the murder of Naboth who owned a small vineyard but Ahab wanted it. Naboth loved his land and refused to sell it to Ahab, and Ahab went into a pout. Jezebel said not to worry, that she would get the vineyard for Ahab.
“So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.” (1 Kings 21:8)
Today we might see this as an email scandal. The letters directed that false witnesses were to lie about Naboth and claim he committed blasphemy. Jezebel’s orders were carried out and Naboth was stoned to death. Ahab and Jezebel are not unlike some politicians today.
“But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.” (1 Kings 21:25-26)
They were an evil pair. Given a choice, no nation should choose anyone similar to Ahab or Jezebel to lead them.
Moses, David, Peter, and others, were chosen to do God’s work on earth. Moses, a Hebrew, was raised and educated by Egyptians in Pharaoh’s court. This gave him understanding of the Egyptian ways. He was able to approach Pharaoh several times and eventually lead the Hebrews out of captivity.
David was a shepherd boy who practiced skills of defense while watching the sheep. He killed a lion and a bear while protecting his flock, so he had no fear when facing Goliath. All of this honed him to be king over Israel. Peter was brash, but Jesus saw the diamond in the rough and worked with Peter’s quirks in order for Peter to become a trusted leader.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)
A leader in any walk of life is stronger if he obeys God, especially if that leader intends to run a nation. When electing a leader find out if that person embraces ungodly practices of abortion or homosexuality or murder. Spurn them if they do. Does the person support Israel? Do they serve a god or God Almighty
These are important questions along with moral questions of lies and consistent scandals concerning associations with proven rape and other sexual improprieties. Never vote for a person who resembles Jezebel or Ahab.
Nations are a business. Money comes in and goes out. Negotiations must be made in order to encourage trade among other nations and to forestall war. America is no different. Over the last 8 years our national debt has soared, pagan practices have been embraced, and anyone who believes in God Almighty is considered a hater. And our nation is less safe than ever before.
America will soon vote for the next president and Christians must vote. Base your vote on God’s principles. Do we want Jezebel running this nation? We have one candidate who, like Moses and David, seems to have been in leadership training throughout his life. Like Peter he is outspoken, but is a born leader. The other candidate bears more of a resemblance to Jezebel who aided and abetted her husband, Ahab in pure evil. Neither candidate is perfect, but brothers and sisters, vote wisely.
There will be no perfect leader on this earth until Jesus Christ returns and sets up His kingdom. That will happen. Until then we have to choose mortal men to lead. Pray about your vote, and vote by God’s guidance.
God bless you all,
Ron Graham’s previous commentaries archived at http://www.raptureready.com/featured/graham/graham.html
All original Scripture is “theopneustos” (God breathed).