A Kingdom Divided or God, Family, and Country?

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Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” (Matthew 12:25)

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Breaking:

GOP leaders blast Pelosi after speaker called their Commitment to America an ‘extremist agenda’ / Fox News, September 23, 2022

House GOP leadership blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after she called the Republicans’ Commitment to America package an “extremist agenda.”

The Commitment to America, which House Republicans launched Friday, outlines their plan to address issues like parental rights and the economy if they retake the House in November’s midterm elections.

“Today’s rollout is the latest evidence of House Republicans’ whole-hearted commitment to MAGA: going all-in on an extremist agenda designed to greatly diminish Americans’ health, freedom and security,” she said Friday.

“This alarming new extreme MAGA platform threatens to criminalize women’s health care, slash seniors’ Medicare and raise prescription drug prices, and attack our free and fair elections,” the speaker continued.

McCarthy, R-Calif., pushed back on Pelosi’s attack on the package in an interview with Fox News Digital, saying their plan will “actually put America on a new course.”

“Because the Democrats have caused inflation, crime in our streets by defunding the police, runaway spending causing inflation,” McCarthy said. “Going after American energy and making the price of gas, causing inflation. This is a plan to fix the problems the Democrats have created, and I think the American public should have an election based upon ideas.”

“I think why she does that is she can’t run on the policies and the damage they’ve caused to America,” the GOP leader continued. “And they have no plan to fix it.”

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Petition Filed with the US Supreme Court Against Dominion, Facebook and CFCL in “A Case of Great National Importance” / Gateway Pundit, September 29, 2022

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A group of individuals filed a class action lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook, CTCL and Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, which is now going to the US Supreme Court.

This group claims that the defendants worked together with government employees in a concerted and coordinated effort to change the results of the 2020 Presidential Election in ways that go against the US Constitution.

In the Appendix below that was filed with the US Supreme Court, the plaintiffs state:

This lawsuit arises out of the 2020 election for President of the United States. The original Complaint, filed December 22, 2020 (Dkt. #1) and which purports to be a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 160 million registered voters, alleges a vast conspiracy between four state governors; secretaries of state; and various election officials of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia; along with Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.—a private supplier of election and voting technology; the social media company Facebook, Inc.; the Center for Tech and Civic Life (“CTCL”)—a non-profit organization dedicated to making elections more secure and inclusive; as well as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

I use the words “vast conspiracy” advisedly. That is what the Complaint, all 84 pages and 409-plus paragraphs, alleges: that “the Defendants engaged in concerted action to interfere with the 2020 presidential election through a coordinated effort to, among other thing, change voting laws without legislative approval, use unreliable voting machines, alter votes through an illegitimate adjudication process, provide illegal methods of voting, count illegal votes, suppress the speech of opposing voices, disproportionally and privately fund only certain municipalities and counties, and other methods, all prohibited by the Constitution.” Dkt. #1 at 2, ¶ 4.

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New Italian Leader Giorgia Meloni’s Speech Against New World Order / Gateway Pundit, September 26, 2022

On Sunday, Georgia Meloni became the first female leader of Italy after her Center Right Party dominated national elections.

The new leader of Italy is a conservative woman who loves God, her family, and her country. She shared her thoughts in early 2020 at an event in Rome.

“Our main enemy today is the globalist drift of those who view identity and all its forms to be an evil to overcome. And constantly ask to shift real power away from the people to supernational entities headed by supposedly enlightened elites.

“Let us be clear in our mind because we did not fight against and defeat communism in order to replace it with a new international regime, but to permit independent nation states once again to defend the freedom, identity, and sovereignty of their peoples,” she said

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Globalist Bill Gates Warns Political Polarization Could Bring Civil War: ‘May Bring It All To An End’ / The Political Insider, September 27, 2022

Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned that political polarization in America could lead to civil war and “bring it all to an end.”

Gates’ comments came while speaking at this year’s Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. The basis for his argument includes future election controversies.

“I admit that political polarization may bring it all to an end, we’re going to have a hung election and a civil war,” he predicted.

As The Political Insider’s Becky Noble reported last year, Bill Gates had a minor civil war with a reporter over his relationship with convicted sex trafficker and jailhouse suicide victim Jeffrey Epstein.

“You know, I had dinners with him. I regret doing that,” Gates told PBS’s Judy Woodruff. “He had relationships with people he said would give to global health, which is an interest I have. Not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction. Those meetings were a mistake.”

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Why it matters:

It was with wisdom that Solomon chose to worship the Lord, and reined over a Golden Age of history:

Solomon offered sacrifices there in the Lord’s presence on the bronze altar at the tent of meeting; he offered 1,000 burnt offerings on it.

Solomon offered sacrifices there in the Lords presence

That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him: “Ask. What should I give you?”

And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great and faithful love to my father David, and You have made me king in his place. Lord God, let Your promise to my father David now come true. For You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

God said to Solomon, “Since this was in your heart, and you have not requested riches, wealth, or glory, or for the life of those who hate you, and you have not even requested long life, but you have requested for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are given to you. I will also give you riches, wealth, and glory, unlike what was given to the kings who were before you, or will be given to those after you.” (2 Chronicles 1:7-12)

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The Golden Age of Jewish History / The Jewish Magazine, February 1999

These 40 years were the reign of King Solomon the Wise and included the year 2928 (833 BCE) the year the first Temple was built in Jerusalem. These 40 years witnessed the realizations of all our goals, the completion of all our projects, the fruition of all our efforts. These years were built on the foundation built by Moses and David. Moses succeeded in bringing the infant Jewish nation freedom from slavery and giving them the Torah, the Divinely ordained legal and moral system to govern ourselves for all time. He also prepared us to take possession of our land.

Economically, our nation flourished. With war behind us we were able to build, create, and produce. Farms produced an abundance of olive oil, wine, grain, and spices above and way beyond the necessities of all, in fulfillment of the prophetic words, “… if you shall love the Eter-nal with all your heart and soul… you will gather your grain, wine, and oil… you shall eat and be satisfied…”(Deuteronomy 11:13-15).

The masses had time. time to improve themselves through study, prayer, and meditation. There were musicians, artisans, inventors and scientists. Nobles and aristocrats came from all over the world to view the nation of kings, where unlike other nations in which one in one hundred had acquired wealth at the expense of the rest, rather, each household flourished. Where the clothing of the common child was of fine embroidered linen.

They gazed at our Temple and learned that a building can be sublime. They gazed at our King and learned that a ruler can be benevolent. They gazed at our nation and learned that a people can be loving. They gazed at our laws and learned that there may actually be only one G-d.

Thus Israel was the source of all the great accomplishments that were to soon follow in Europe, Asia and even faraway continents and islands. For who had not heard of Solomon’s fame?

The King’s ideas, poetry, and prose were recorded in “Ecclesiastes”, “Proverbs”, and of course “Song of Songs” which the talmudic sage Rebbi Akiva refereed to as the “holiest of the holy.”

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Solomon was not only a great king and ruler; he was also a Divinely inspired writer and philosopher. Yet, in his old age, Solomon fell victim to serious sins. He took many wives, and they turned his heart away from God. He permitted idol worship and brought upon himself God’s wrath. However, for the sake of his father David, God told him he would he spared sorrow in his lifetime, but that his son would see his kingdom over all Israel divided. Only the tribe of Judah would remain loyal to the House of David. It was the end of Israel’s golden age.

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The Bottom Line

Over seven centuries ago, Thomas Aquinas summed up what western civilization understood to be the natural debt of gratitude all human beings owe to God, family, and country.

“Man becomes a debtor to other men in various ways, according to their various excellence and the various benefits received from them . . . the principles of our being and government are our parents and our country, that have given us birth and nourishment. Consequently man is debtor chiefly to his parents and his country, after God. Wherefore just as it belongs to religion to give worship to God, so does it belong to piety, in the second place, to give worship to one’s parents and one’s country.”

The premise is that we all owe debts based on what we have freely received. The “principles of our being and government,” or that from and out of which our very lives and way of life arise and exist, are our parents and our country. The form of government in which we are born, no less than our parents, give us our existence and allow us to maintain it, all while shaping our character, or who we are and can become.

Thus the extent to which we are all debtors to the Founders is hard to fathom. Nearly every earthly good we possess—and thanks to their notion of religious freedom, nearly every spiritual good as well—is in some way ours by means of and within the regime the Founders wrought.

We are not usually able to directly repay, nor even fully understand, the breadth nor depth of what we have received from those who have nourished and taught us, never mind those who in some real way have sacrificed for us, sometimes to the point of death. We are often left with the attempt to give what we received from those who cared for us to those under our own care. This form of giving is often the only way open to us to pay our debts in this life. It also why gratitude entails giving and receiving properly. We learn and can actually grow in generosity by receiving it.

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Love of God

Christian leaders encourage love of God as first and foremost, for when a person has a right relationship with God, they are much more likely to place importance on family and the freedoms we enjoy in this country. Jesus stated in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.” So by placing God first, everything else falls into the proper order.

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In order to emphasize God first, we seek to model Christ-centered relationships and living. Our desire being that seeking God first would permeate every aspect of our citizens lives: from what they choose to read and watch, to how they treat their friends and acquaintances both in person and on social media, how they decide for whom to vote, how they choose to spend their time and with whom, how they spend their money, honoring God with their bodies, etc. If this is to be accomplished, the people must be given ample opportunity to question, discuss, and debate all aspects of Christianity and be exposed to other religions and world views, while being directed towards the truth of scripture. They must be given reason for their faith rather than simply being told what to believe. The goal being that our citizens would avoid compartmentalizing their faith and allow it to penetrate and flourish in every crevice of their heart, soul, mind and life.

Love of Family

Love of Family is second, for it is critically important that families partner with their church and school to emphasize placing God first in their children’s lives. Strong families are essential to society.

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Healthy families are the best means of providing all citizens the confidence to reach out beyond themselves and to take risks, to provide praise and encouragement to people in their work and in the development of their faith. Godly families are necessary to provide a robust model of Godly living.

Love of Country

Love of Country is third. Our country’s founding documents confirm political, economic, social and most importantly, religious freedom. The country’s founders recognized that God is the source of rights, not the government, and that all citizens have the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness.

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These freedoms must be vigilantly and intentionally preserved by the citizens of this country. Therefore, emphasis is placed on responsible citizenship and what is entailed in maintaining the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

Takeaway:

God, Family, Country. When each is valued and ordered correctly, freedom in Christ is more likely to reign and endure.

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We are not giving up on praying for United States of America. Our God has a plan. Let’s stand in FAITH fully dressed in the Shed Blood 🩸 of Jesus and the Armor of God with the Sword of the Spirit drawn and ready for spiritual warfare as needed and our Prayer language engaged to declare and decree Truth, Faith, Honor, Glory, Belief, and LIFE!

Speaking the WORD of God openly!!! Amen!!! We are the Apple of His Eye, We are the Mouth Piece of the King repeating His Word, we are the Temple of His Gracious and Beautiful Habitation, We are His Hands and Feet that walk with Jesus daily, We are who our LORD: CREATED CALLED FORGAVE DELIVERED DIRECTED ANOINTED APPOINTED SPIRIT FILLED SENT OUT!!! AMEN!!!

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If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”

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Reader Comments:

Super job of putting it together!!! Do you realize what an extraordinary Apostle You Are!!! God has truly blessed You with this gift!!!

GospelGail, October 3, 2022


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