Dale really hit the nail on the head with the article below.
All the nations problems, ALL of them, would be solved by turning back to God. Not just giving it lip service, but reading His Word (The Bible) every day (twice a day) and bringing our issues and problems to go through prayer daily, starting every meeting with prayer to guide us.
It would only take one action to change course. A leader to lead by example, not simply words. What ever happened to the saying “actions speak louder than words”. We have forgotten these simple truths as a nation.
One statement jumped out at me in Dales article about halfway through.
Nothing pleases Satan more than every time he can place a ‘wall of separation’ between God and people.
When we separate ourselves from God through turning away or succumbing to sin, not only do we miss out on the joy of our closeness to God (since he must pull away) but we also open ourselves up to Satan’s advances to gain more power and control over our lives by filling the void.
That is what we have seen as a nation when on that pivotal day in the 1960’s we expelled God from our schools. It was the beginning of our decline as a nation. It is mind-blowing the stats that changed following that one action. You can see Satan take hold and our nation start to decline. Check out these charts that show the amazing decline experience following that decision.
Those are some pretty sobering trends and really hard to dispute what change drove those. We detached from God and our moral base. We moved from the house built on the Rock to a house built on the sand.
Can we turn back? I don’t know.
I have stopped praying for a turnaround, instead I pray for God’s Will to be done, just as Christ modeled for us in Matthew 6:5-15.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 “Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 ‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 ‘Give us this day [a]our daily bread.
12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [b]evil. [c][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]
a. Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
b. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one
c. Matthew 6:13 This clause not found in early mss
Maranatha, Lord come quickly!
By Dale V. Nobbman
There is only ONE ‘executive action’ required by President Obama to reduce ‘gun violence’ and all other societal crimes in America. The president seems to receive great satisfaction in signing off on executive orders and executive actions, so he should have no objection to one more very effective ‘executive action’ if he is truly sincere about reducing all types of violence against American citizens of all ages. And here are some of the advantages of this additional single executive action…no need for a signature, no official document to file away with all the thousands of other excessive government regulation documents, no Congressional legislation required, no need for partisan politics, no infringement on the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution, and absolutely no additional monetary cost to American taxpayers! Sounds pretty good, right?
So, in regards to violence in America, if the current top priority and singular focus by President Obama, members of Congress, the courts, the 50 states and D.C., the media, the schools, and parents is to reduce ‘gun’ violence in order to keep our citizens, especially our children, safe…then the only executive action needed at this time is for the president to schedule a news conference and make a short and simple statement to the nation, as per something similar to the following:
“My fellow Americans, in order to reduce the increasing gun violence in our great nation, it’s time we reconnect with our Christian foundation and principles as established by our country’s founding fathers. Therefore, as your president I am taking the following executive action to set a good example for all Americans. I am publically pledging to ‘begin and end’ each day by setting aside time to read my Bible and have a daily Bible study with my family in the White House. Also, before I make any major political decisions I will take time to pray to God with my cabinet members and other members of my administration in order to seek God’s wisdom and direction in making all of my presidential decisions. As a Christian (Obama has ‘stated’ that he is a Christian), my relationship with my God, and Jesus Christ my Savior and Lord, receives the highest priority in my life, followed by my presidential duties to the United States of America, which includes upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States, and providing protection for ALL the citizens of this great nation.”
“I am urging all the representatives in Congress, all the judges in our judicial system, all elected state officials, all members of the media, all school board members and school teachers, and all the parents of our children, as well as all the citizens of America to follow my lead and read the ‘Word of God’ on a daily basis, especially focusing on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. If we endeavor to do this together as a nation, I am confident we can reverse the trend of increasing violence within a very short period of time. We have made the inexcusable mistake as a nation of turning away from God for too many decades now and it must come to a ‘stop’! The time for ‘political correctness’ and the mythical ‘separation of church and state’ must end now before they ruin our society any further…and I say again, they must end right now! Restoring Christianity to previous levels in America is the ‘only‘ solution for the problems increasingly plaguing our exceptional country!” We have foolishly pursued all other avenues to fix our national problems, and they have failed, but as God once said to Solomon “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) “Dear Americans, let this be true for us here in the United States of America today.” “Thank you everybody…and God bless America!”
Ahhh…how ‘sweet and simple’ it would be for the powerful ‘leader of the free world’ to make such a plea to Americans from sea to shining sea, if only he sincerely had the ‘desire and courage’ to do something as per the above, which would immediately begin reducing the ‘evil’ overcoming America. There is nothing stated above that any ‘professing’ Christian wouldn’t give a try. It would be a great way Mr. President, by making the above speech, to reassure the American public that you earnestly have their best interest in mind and that their elected ‘liberal’ political leaders are not currently touting stricter gun regulations merely as a means of political gain, in order to obtain additional political ‘power and control’ over yet another portion of American citizen’s lives, as part of a greater quest to ‘control and regulate’ absolutely everything and everybody in America. After all, why would certain Americans want to control absolutely ‘everything’ about the lives of their fellow Americans? What evil ‘folly’ is that?
Of course there is only one answer to the above questions…and that is Satan! No one loves ‘power and control’ more than Satan. His desire is to obtain more ‘power’ and ultimately ‘attempt’ to become greater than God. His current goal is to gain more ‘control’ over everything and everybody he can in this world, and he has the potential to achieve that, because after all he is the ‘prince of this world’ (as he is referred to in the Bible) having power over demons and godless people. Nothing pleases Satan more than every time he can place a ‘wall of separation’ between God and people. By separating people from God it allows Satan an opening to gain more ‘power and control’ over humans, and once he controls a few ‘key’ people, he instills in those people the desire to control more people, and so on and on it goes as Satan spreads his evil desires from one godless person to another godless person.
There is only one way for a person to resist and ward off Satan, the Angel of Light, and that is with the ‘Light of the World’, Jesus Christ! Christianity is the only antidote for the United States of America and the world to break the grip of Satan on the godless people of this world. That is why it is so important for Christians to continue spreading the ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ’ around our nation and the world. President Obama, as a professing Christian (if that is true), could certainly help America ‘repel’ Satan by giving a speech to the nation as per the above example. It would certainly deliver a major ‘setback’ to Satan’s plans for this world. So I guess the ball is in President Obama’s court. Let’s see if our president ‘delivers’ by doing the only real thing it will take to reduce violence in America…if indeed that is his true concern and motive for his recent multiple ‘executive actions’ to regulate guns in our nation to try and ensure there is no more slaughter of ‘innocents’ by Satan possessed individuals.
Mr. President, we only need you to take one more ‘executive action’, as per the above suggestion, to effectively reduce all types of violence in this great nation of ours. Christians everywhere will be praying for you to make the right decision. Remember, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be loyal to one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24) As a public ‘servant’ of the American people Mr. President, which master do you serve …God, or Satan and his greed for power and control? In making your decision, keep in mind this earthly life is fleeting and we are but a ‘vapor’ that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Where we all spend ‘eternity’ depends on our answer to the above question about which ‘master’ we choose to serve in this current earthly life.
Trying to control guns is not the answer to violence in America. People must understand that we are currently in the middle of a ‘spiritual warfare’ on this planet as Satan continues to rebel against God. Less guns and bullets will have no affect in reducing violence in our nation during a spiritual war, but rather we all need to put on the full armor of God. “Take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm, stand firm having girded your loins with Truth, and having put on the breastplate of Righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of Faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one, and take the helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Ephesians 6:13-17)
In closing, I would like to suggest that in order to be ‘saturated’ with reliable Christian news, commentary and ministry on a daily basis…I recommend this Rapture Ready website and also the Bott Radio Network.
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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile. He writes:
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5
What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law. But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved. It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.