A light to give you continual clarity in this present darkness

My post yesterday featured an essential Doug Hagmann article about the war on American patriots that is upon us. He concluded by asking, “Which side of history will you be on?” His meaning is clear in the context of his article.

But Americans know less about “sides of history” than about the meaning of their vote. Not much. As we move to action we must have clarity. We have been raised to trust our government. We know our “pledge of Allegiance” and our patriotic songs i.e. “O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife; who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life!”  The key question each American must ask is, “If our government is against us, who is for us?” Keep in mind the clear lesson proclaimed by radical Earth First founder Dave Foreman:

This is war. There are no sidelines and there are no spectators.

Are you not a radical environmentalist? If you do not agree with using the environment as “the organizing principle” and are passive, Foreman knew and knows you are no idle spectator. Your passiveness helps his Marxist cause.

As we learned yesterday, it’s the same here. Gun confiscation from peace loving, law abiding citizens is not about the guns. It is about your mind and your ideas and it is about your children’s minds. If you do not stand against this tyrannical unconstitutional governance, you are aiding the replacement of freedom with Marxism.

Seeing this clearly; then acting each day is essential. The real divider in this world is found in Matthew 12:30: 

He that is not with Me is against Me, and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.

Here it is in context beginning at Matthew 12:22:

Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb; and He healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed and said, “Is not this the Son of David?” 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This fellow doth not cast out devils, except by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.” 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts and said unto them,

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house and despoil his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? And then he will despoil his house.

30 “He that is not with Me is against Me, and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.”

Fellow patriots, your Liberty; your very life was purchased for eternity at the Cross. Those unalienable rights enumerated (and un-enumerated) in the Declaration of Independence are from God. It is impossible for a tyrant to give you an unalienable right. Tyrants are of “this world.” It is their business to tax, control, diminish and destroy. We saw it on display at the Presidential Press Conference yesterday.

Government has nothing to give. Government has no rights and government has no money. If you got anything from government, it was taken from someone else. Some (like me) justify receiving from government because government takes and has taken (taxes) from us. Still, we must be clear about the source. And we must be clear about one more thing. Even as taxed producers, when we become dependent upon government for our medical care (as a personal example) we have surrendered our freedom.

But some say, “what about the Federal civil rights laws of the 1960’s that brought civil equality to every black American who pursued it?” The civil rights acts did not give Federal rights to people. Again the Federal Government had none. The civil rights laws ended the laws of various States that had diminished the rights of classes of people.

So here we are January 2013 a kingdom divided against itself. We are not divided neatly by States as in 1860 but by worldview. Make no mistake. The power in the Congress and in the Executive and in the Judiciary of this government is serving “Beelzebub.” If this day you are committed to serving Christ, this government will be your opposition. And make no mistake, there are no sidelines and there are no spectators. It is time to act. Learn today how to successfully oppose those who would end this glorious experience of a sovereign people under a Sovereign God. My suggestion: maintain continual clarity in this present darkness by committing Matthew 12: 30 to memory today.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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  1. honestlee says:

    Amen, and again I say Amen. Honestlee

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