Land of The Free ? Not Any More !
by Mark Heatherly 5/10/2009 / Christian Living
Once upon a time this was a fitting description of these United States. It was the land of hopes & dreams. It was the land in which people could live out from under the tyranny of an oppressive government. Most importantly, it afforded people the right & the freedom to worship & serve God without interference.
Today, this is a much different country. Today we are witnessing history in the making as this "land of ours" transforms itself into the land of theirs ! Who are they, you ask ? They are the servants of Satan, the godless leaders of this country elected by you! Oh they may say they are of god but it is certainly not the God & Father of Jesus Christ ! Their god is the god of this world. Think I'm crazy for saying this ? Then you must also think Jesus was crazy when He told the then rulers & leaders of Israel, "You are of your father the devil & want to do the will of your father". The devil has found the way to the demise of this once Godly nation. The key is in what the new leaders love to refer to as separation of church & state along with the combined effort of being politically correct.
The new leaders have a new gospel based upon this new concept, it is called the gospel of inclusion. In it we are all to be accepted by one another & no one is left out. How wonderful this is! The only problem with this is that you cannot really & truly believe in anything because to do so would require your taking a stand in regards to the pillars of your faith. This is strictly forbidden because it is now considered a hate crime to speak out & denounce improper & immoral behavior. I could go on with many such things as these but the point is that the new "way" of the day is that we can achieve a better society & world by the cooperation & acceptance of all peoples. This all sounds good except for the fact that it requires that everyone lay down their all for the common good of the whole. This includes your religious beliefs, your morals, your concepts & even your individual rights & possessions.
This all plays into the hands of Satan because as Jesus showed us you can only serve one of two masters ; the One & only true God or the usurper & god of this world, Satan. Keep in mind, that He said you can only serve one of two masters not one of three, because people love to think they are serving themselves but to do so serves the purpose of Satan in the battle between God & the devil. I say that to say this, if we do not serve God according to His standards (not our own standards) then we must serve the devil. Our country is systematically stripping or rights & ability to serve & honor God according to the standards He Himself has set. This includes denouncing sin (being the salt of the earth) & proclaiming the good news of His offer of pardon & salvation in the name of Jesus Christ. The new government bans all of these under the mantles of separation of church & state & being politically correct in not offending any other person by your beliefs.
We cannot be deceived, you & I are involved in an all out battle. You must choose a side & become actively involved. Today the enemy is winning because you refuse to do anything. This apathy is the ruin of our once great nation & the destruction of the souls of millions of people. Apathy may seem like it costs nothing & hurts nothing but indeed the cost & the harm are extremely great. As one of our former godly national leaders once said , "All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!".
Warning : choose a side , choose whom you will serve & get it in gear or get spewed out of His mouth !
The following is a response I wrote in an online newspaper blog regarding the State Representatives of Oklahoma who are taking a stand against the tyranny & strong arm tactics of the Federal Government by declaring their formal intent of secession so as to influence the Feds to observe the constitution of the United States.
It seems that many posting here have missed the point all together. It is a little disturbing that people cannot read an article & understand what the "intent" is. No one in their right mind is ready or willing to stand alone & apart from the "United" States at this point. What they are doing is trying to send a message that is LOUD & clear that the Federal government is grossly over stepping it's constitutionally "governed" boundaries. There are clear guidelines, roles & duties established & defined in the "Constitution" of the United States of America ! They are there for the protection & the rights thereof for each individual state. The Federal government is to be the subservient to the states. It's sole purpose & existence is to be the sort of glue that holds all the states together. It's like the saying "all for one & one for all". This is a country of individual states held together & supported by a thing we call the Federation. I won't go into all the proper duties & functions expected of this entity but it is clear that it's mere existence is the direct result of the unified effort of the individual states. It is therefore the Federal government which exists for & at the discretion of each & every individual state in the union. I don't think anyone in their right mind wishes for a "Divided States of America". What our state leaders are doing however, is trying to let Washington know that they have assumed to much power & control & are not "leading" properly or in the best interest of the people & their individual states. They want the Federal government to adhere to it's proper function & purpose as laid out by the founding fathers in the constitution. The constitution is the very framework by which the Feds are to be governed & constrained for the best interest of the people. To overstep these established & mutually agreed upon fundamentals is tyranny. Tyranny is ; cruel use of power: cruelty and injustice in the exercise of power or authority over others . Unfortunately for us little people, our representatives will have little effect against the overly powerful Feds until the people begin to wake up & see the writing on the wall, & actually support them. They are supposed to represent us & the Feds are supposed to listen to our voice in our elected REPRESENTATIVES. If the Feds do not care to listen to our Reps, then they do not care to listen to US ! This should be a loud & clear wake up call that all is not well in this country of the "united states". These Feds full well recognize the over all apathy that resides in the country & are taking great liberties to remove our liberties by leaps & bounds ! Look at all the signs before it is too late. They (the Feds) are systematically removing what ever little "power" we still have for the advancement of a cause that is not in our best interest. "They" do not use this word because it might tend to alarm people but it is, what it isSOCIALISM ! Socialism is the first step in the evolution to Communism. If you think you like the new administration, take a good hard look at all the actions being taken & compare them to Socialism & communism. You will see a striking & frightening resemblance. Then take a hard & true look at all the tyranny imposed by all these types of governments past & present. They promise prosperity & equality but deliver oppression & poverty. What's more, for those of you who are Christian, forget about it. This is adamantly denied because it is one of the main "threats" according to the socialist mindset. In fact, almost everything about humanity in general is considered a threat, so that strict oppression is the only means for the survival of such a government. If you think socialism sounds attractive, think again. It opposes all that is humanity, for the sake of IT'S own agenda & survival. It's very premise is this ; that every individual ceases to exist as an individual for the greater "cause" & well being of the whole ! Socialism & communism cannot & do not work because of a very disturbing, problematic fundamentalwe humans are very flawed & inescapably INDIVIDUAL! Socialism sounds good, in fact it sounds like what Jesus preached & promised in His coming kingdom! Socialism however, is a cruel kingdom offered up by Satan as a counterfeit to what Jesus has offered & it could never work because people are ultimately hopeless sinners. Jesus' utopian society (or kingdom) can & will work because Jesus Himself will change the inner corruption in man so that all men can live harmoniously in a mutually beneficial co-existence. The one glaring reason that Socialism/Communism does not work is that sinful, corrupted men are given absolute rule & authority & as the saying goes, "absolute power corrupts absolutely". This brings me back to the very purpose & intent of the Constitution as mutually agreed upon by the founding leaders of these United States. It is to limit the power, the reach & the authority of the government so as to impede & negate the inevitable evolution towards tyranny ! What we have today is in fact the tyranny that the constitution was designed to avoid because we have LET the Federal government grow too big & too powerful. Mark my words, if this is not stopped very soon, we all will lose! God bless this once great nation that honored You !
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