Whose Behind Stealing the Vote?


“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12

When I watched how the set-up to steal the votes and the voice of the people during this presidential election, appeared unfolding before my very eyes, I became fearful and discouraged, and there was an atmosphere of defeat, a foreboding spirit, circling my head.

I pondered, how was it possible, after so many prayers, intercession, witnessing the weapons of the enemy demolished, time and time, again ( The Russian Collusion hoax, Ukraine scandal, the media’s suppressing the truth, etc., etc., etc.)  that in the midst of real victory,  we would see the enemy win at the end?

Then I realized, what was happening- I was allowing the weapon of discouragement to cloud my vision, to get in the way, instead, of the illumination of God’s Word and faithfulness and what His Word had to say.   

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

I have studied God’s Word and in every example, when the believer confronted the enemy, he was either few in number,  or without shield, standing alone in his/her faith.

And what about the weapon that crushed the giant’s boasting and confident head? It was not the accuracy and power of David’s aim, nor the stone, but His weapon was his assurance in God’s faithfulness and Word, instead!

“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17: 45

Our President has been in a spiritual warfare, for the duration of his presidency, but through prayer, and not by anything else, we’ve witnessed the strategies, demolish. And time and time again during this battle for our nation’s restoration, I’ve prayed God’s Word again and again:

“See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work .And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” I, the LORD, have spoken! Isaiah 54:16-17

So now, the weapons of the enemy in suppressing the truth and changing the rules of our election, will they succeed? No, indeed! Not if we pray.

For the Lord always manifests Himself in the hour of darkness, whereby, there is no other defense but His Truth. And the Truth is, that He is Lord and Sovereign over all the earth and all the nations, and through only by His WORD and faith in His victory, not our own, can we see He’s still on the throne, and He will bring glory to Himself.

“And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”  John 17:5

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5

Jesus said we were to pray for our enemies. Why? Because we once were God’s enemy when we were deceived and did not know the truth. But through repentance, belief in the sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ, we have passed from darkness to light, and from death to life.

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

So who is our real enemy?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12

And Jesus said, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do,”.

The enemy deceives his victims by suppressing the truth.  They believe they can hold onto a power given to them in this world, but don’t know it is the enemy’s way of destroying them and everyone else. 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile”. Romans 1:26

So our weapon is prayer and intercession; for all who are deceived, to ask that they receive the truth and conviction concerning Jesus Christ, while as believers, we resist the temptation to give into Satan’s accusations and point his finger. By praying for those who are flesh and blood, we bring God’s judgment upon the real enemy’s head and destroy his plans.  Isaiah 54:9-14

So where is Our victory? It is won in Christ Jesus. Looking only to Him, Who is the author and perfecter of our faith.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

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Looking Through the Eyes of Grace


“Love hardly notices when someone does something wrong.” (1 Corinthians 13:5)

When I glanced at my great grand-daughter’s face, her sunglasses was a wonderful reminder of how I once felt as a child.  I immediately saw the contrast, the thought came across to me of God’s love; how love is blind or shaded from seeing the faults in others, while the focus is on what only God sees. And children have this ability more than adults, they seldom hold a grudge, are quick to forgive, and accept you with all your wrinkles and gray hair.

The Apostle Paul, knowing more than anyone else, how God’s unsurmountable grace and love covered his sins of blasphemy, violence and persecution, said he was shown God’s mercy and grace, because he was ignorant and did not see to believe.
(1 Timothy 1:12-14)

I remember the day as a child, I sat seated, quietly, listening as my Sunday School teacher told the story of how Jesus Christ died for me on the cross. Then, the class was invited to pray, quietly and privately the prayer of repentance and faith. I prayed that prayer because I believed. And the day I received God’s Holy Spirit, I knew God’s acceptance, as I wrapped my arms around my body not wanting the sheer reality of it all, to go away.

My attitude towards people began to change. God loved them and I loved them too. I simply could not judge, and could see no flaw, no wrong in anyone, only God’s love. It made it possible to forgive, and not hold any grudges, even in the times I was misunderstood and ridiculed for my faith. But just as childhood transforms us into adulthood, so did my vision of love begin to darken and fade.

It makes sense, then, when you receive God’s unconditional love, how you can love others without judgment. It doesn’t mean you condone sin or wrongdoing, it just means you become more resistant or immune, personally,  to the offenses.  Your focus is more on a person’s need for Christ, and the the desire to share the same love you received when you believed, like how:

Jesus prayed to the Father,  “Forgive them, for they know not what they do”, as the soldiers ravaged his body and mockers hurled accusations at Him.

Stephen, while he was stoned for confessing the truth, fell on his knees and cried out, Lord do not hold this sin against them.”  (Acts 7:59-60)

The thief on the cross who recognized his sin and saw His Savior, was able to say,
“We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong,” Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom”.
And with that confession, the thief was able to hear Jesus say:
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:41-43

How were they able to see past personal hurt and pain?

I believe, the closer we come to looking into the face of His Word, the more our eyes can see beyond our own limited perspective.
I believe it is when we comprehend how it cost us nothing, but cost God everything to give us His beloved Son, we begin to see Jesus’ love for everyone.

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2: 4-10

Definition of Love: 1 Corinthians 13

PRAYER: “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19

Song: Lord, Open the eyes of my heart Lord, I want to see Jesus.

Resources:
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Worthy or Worthless


Therefore this is what the LORD says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.”
Jeremiah 15:19 ( my emphasis)

I felt passionate about finding out what was behind the LGBTQ agenda and the crisis in sexual identity. I read how children were either coerced or indoctrinated through peer influence in social media, indoctrination in welcoming schools while receiving affirmation to think it was ok to be attracted to either the same sex, or believe they were of the opposite biological gender. The issue also involved anyone who opposes this misconception, upholding to a moral standard, targeted as, ignorant, biggotted, homophobic and/or transphobic and potentially ostracized by both peers and teachers. This led to my intense research and writing a blog:
What’s Behind the Identity Crisis/ What’s Behind the LGBTQ Agenda.

There were two recent U S Supreme Court decisions which made same sex marriage legal and non-acceptance of LGBTQs’ in the workplace discriminatory. These two decisions has caused increased hostility and enamored the LGBTQ community to indoctrinate within the Public Schools the LGBTQ concept and push this agenda into private and Christian Schools. You only have to do a little research on the testimonies of adults who have escaped by receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, to realize how these deviant sexual lifestyles destroy innocent lives; former homosexual and Transexual – (Becket Cook and Walt Heyer).

For several months while separated during the COVID-19 shutdown, the Lord emphasized how abiding in His Word was what He wanted me to pursue. So during the months of February-September I would get up around 5:00 am and meditate on the Word while journaling its application to my personal life. My relationship with the Lord grew bittersweet. Simultaneously, God was uncovering His awesome character and love towards me while revealing personal life-long patterns of missed opportunities of speaking up what I knew to be true. I guess you could say I relate to Moses, with his argument in confronting Egypt’s Pharaoh, simply, Lord, but “I cannot speak”.

Then it happened, it was brought to my attention that our local county School Board was voting to make a decision on making October, LGBTQ History month. My first impression was to intercede and pray and to encourage others to do the same. And that is what I began to do. But it wasn’t long before it also occurred to me, I needed to put my mouth where my convictions were, and then I became afraid. But one morning as I opened the mail, I received from a ministry, this emphatic, encouraging Word:

“Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced, therefore, I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” Isaiah 50:7

I became inspired with the conviction, I was to go, So a few days prior to the School Board Meeting, I put together a synopsis to advocate for a “No” vote to the LGBTQ History month, resolution. I didn’t know until the day of the meeting, I would only have 1-3 minutes to speak. When I arrived at the School Board meeting where the resolution would be given a vote, we were told all speakers would have only “1” minute to speak. For someone who speaks and writes in dissertations, this was hard to imagine, I am not given to being pithy in any sense of the word. So I quickly scanned my paper to select the most important things I could say, all the while, I was receiving prompts by the Holy Spirit, to”

“Just say what God had to say.”

Well, I rationalized that might make me appear “religious”.  So when I finally got up to speak, I compromised. I quickly read a couple of important points, in which I stumbled on some of the words, and when I was ready to read the scriptures, my time was abruptly ended. I knew I blew it, and awkwardly went back to my seat. I learned, the board prior to even the beginning of the meeting had decided to take the resolution off the table for the time being. God answered our prayers.

Ussually, when I fail to listen to God, I feel awful and spiritually defeated, and reflect on it again and again. But this time was different. I felt encouraged I went as determined and I learned a valuable lesson and that was to seek God first concerning what He wanted me to say, not what I thought to say. His Word assures me He still loves me and He knows where I am weak and forgives, as he continues to pick me up when I fall, again, and again and again.

So I will remember, it’s more important to speak God’s Word instead of having any doubts or fear.

 He’s sure to give more opportunities and its His Word, not mine that brings conviction, which I am now determined to speak loud and clear:

“As the rain and the snow

come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:10-11

Links:

Sex Changer Regret
What’s Behind the LGBTQ Agenda.
Becket Cook

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