by Anniel 12/14/14
Part I • It is with great sorrow that I finally give up any ties, formal or informal, to the Republican Party. I have been registered as an Independent for many years now, however I never voted anything but Republican. Now it seems there is no place left to go.
When the party leaders in Congress lie to their own members and there seems to be no recourse against those leaders open to them, then what options do the rest of us have? John Boehner has been accused of lying, not just to us, but to the elected representatives he is over in order to sell the so-called CROmnibus Bill. To my mind that means he should be repudiated by those to whom he lied. Fat chance of that when their fellow Representatives followed Boehner’s lead and we, the rank and file, have no power over these faithless leaders.
Some of the very good guys, like Trey Gowdie, are once again left doing the heavy lifting, with no support from their own. I was thinking of Gowdie being “supported”, but that means arms and hands, backs, legs and muscle would have to be involved, to say nothing of brains, morals and courage. All of those attributes are lacking, up and down the line, especially up that line. Boehner and McConnell are both totally spineless. They are worse traitors than the Democrats because they sell out so blithely, lying all the while. Photos of Boehner schmoozing it up with Obama are revolting.
I just read where Ted Cruz is mounting a constitutional challenge against the spending bill in the Senate. Let’s pray that he will be supported better by his colleagues than those who stood up against it in the House. [Later: Some had the courage to stand for the Constitution, but certainly not enough. Cruz says he wanted to get names on record, and that was done. How did your Senators do? Both of mine flunked.]
When does the House get to select a new Speaker? Or the Senate a new Majority Leader? Does it take a coup within the ranks? I don’t really know, but I certainly hope it can be soon. In spite of ribbons being mostly symbolism over substance, I would suggest that every right-thinking Representative or Senator, including those of the the incoming freshmen class, don black ribbons until new more effective leaders are elected. If they have to be worn ’till they fall apart, so be it. I feel like wearing one myself.
PART II – IN THE CLIFT OF A ROCK
Please, stick with me here even if it seems as though I’m shifting gears. Remember that in this world where good people seek ways to preserve truth and find favor in the eyes of God, it can be difficult to have faith and to see His hand in the dire events of each new day. We all want Him to rescue us NOW, please.
The following story from the life of the Prophet Moses sheds some light on the workings of God, and may teach us of our own responsibilities as He deals with us.
When Moses had come down from the mountain to find that Aaron and the Israelites had made a golden calf, he interceded with God on behalf of the people so they would not be totally destroyed for their sins. While 3,000 people were destroyed, Moses withdrew to the Tabernacle outside the camp, where we are told the cloud stood at the door of the Tabernacle,
And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. Exodus 33:11, KJV.
A conversation follows where God tells Moses that His presence will go with His people and Moses will know God is with them “for thou hast found grace in my sight and I know thee by name.” (ibid. 33:17). As a sign Moses asks God to show him His glory. (ibid. 33:18) God answers:
. . . I will make my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the word of the Lord before thee. . . (Ibid. 33:19)
And then the Lord says to Moses:
. . . thou canst not see my face, for there shall no man see me and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock. And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift [cave] of the rock and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen. ibid. 33:20-23, KJV.
Why would the Lord, in a short period of time, appear before Moses in two very different ways, and what can we learn of God from this incident?
Very few men have “spoken with the Lord face to face. And how many men have taken time to see His “back parts,” His glory after He has passed? We, like Moses, are often left in the clift of a rock and God covers us with His hand until He is ready for us to see His glory and salvation. We all see our peril as a nation and hope the Lord will hurry His work. Maybe He is doing so, but we have to be patient while He passes so we are able to comprehend what He has done for us.
Are the men we need to lead us being prepared even now so that we will recognize and support them when they come? Are all of us, in Government or just plain citizens, having our hearts sifted before His judgement seat? How many of us seem willing to quit almost before the battle begins?
Watch carefully and pray for men and women like Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdie, Daryll Issa, Jeff Sessions, Louie Gohmert, Michelle Bachman and others who are proving their valor in the trenches. Find out who these brave souls are, praise and speak of and to them, write of them, send donations to them if you can. I would love to know more of who they are and what they do.
In the times that try men’s souls, maybe you and I have not yet paid the price necessary to preserve our blessed nation and Constitution. Our souls may still need trying and our hearts sifting.
Keep your hope and faith alive, and remember, Noah and his family waited a long time to see the rainbow at the end of their journey. • (1990 views)