My Newswithviews Column, Feb. 11 (‘Republican Cowards’)

 

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I’m amazed the Republicans have the gall to hit us up for money, after the way they failed us, and continue to fail us, and failed our president.

Republican Cowards

I get tired of defending the Republican Party when people insist it’s the same damned thing as the Democrats. They say that because they confuse the people of the party with its leaders. Our leaders are, for the most part, worthless. It’s all one big happy family up on Capitol Hill, and no one goes home poor. And it’s our money that makes them rich.

Our professional political class is evil, venal, useless, corrupt, incompetent, and a disgrace to our entire country.

It very badly needs replacing.

5 comments on “My Newswithviews Column, Feb. 11 (‘Republican Cowards’)

  1. Lance Wallnau is predicting huge Trump rallies in the near future where he rails at the globalists and then is followed by anointed preachers proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, and then giving the invitation to be saved, resulting in a giant move of God in the United States and the world.

  2. True. We only have the big picture. How all the pieces fit, is a constant challenge. We could study the prophecies daily, over and over, and read others’ commentaries on them, but still would be surprised at many of the happenings.

    1. That’s a great point, Erlene. Prophecy isn’t provided so that we can win a lot of bets, by predicting the future. Prophecy is to allow us to recognize what is happening, when it happens. People have been predicting the return of Christ for a long, long time and the one thing all of these predictions have in common is that they have been wrong, whenever they have tried to set a date. If you read, and accept Acts 1:7, that should come as no surprise. Prior knowledge of that event is not something within our possession.

      But let’s take another example, and it is, in fact, one of the chief reasons I feel such great confidence in scripture. I was raised with Bible stories and remember the story of Abraham and the origins of the Israelites. But I was also taught Replacement Theology, meaning that I was taught that all references to Israel in the Christian are referred to “spiritual Israel” and had nothing to do with the descendants of Abraham.

      In 1967, the nations of Syria and Egypt began massing troops, because of a false rumor which claimed that Israel was about to invade Syria. In very short order, with alarming suddenness, it became obvious that there would be a war and it appeared that Israel would be crushed. I remember being very concerned for them, but then, dry suddenly, it turned into a massive victory for Israel. In spite of the Replacement Theology I had been taught, I always remembered this as surprising, if not significant.

      Decades later, I became disillusioned by the religion I had followed for most of my life. I sensed inconsistencies and it became obvious that they were trying to mold scripture to their beliefs instead of the other way around. I also noticed that many of the people I had known and respected for years were not faring so well. Family strife and even mental problems seemed to plague many of these people; probably because they were living in cognitive dissonance, due to inconsistencies in their beliefs.

      At that point, I was emptied … entirely. I had always believed the Bible, but I had my fill of what human religious figures had (at times) done to twist the Bible to their own ends. I prayed the simplest, and probably shortest prayer of my life: what now, God? Instantly, the words of an old friend came to mind, that Israel is the only nation on earth to have ever completely ceased to exist and then come back into being, after many years. I remembered those words, and the words of Zechariah 12:3, that Jerusalem would become a burden to the nations.

      Having been emptied of the human teachings I had been raised with, I took that scant bit of information and set about rebuilding my understanding of the Bible. Jerusalem certainly was the focus of much strife and contention. As I studied scriptures relating to the restoration of Israel, I found that history and prophecy meshed quite well. Israel had become a nation in one day, just as Isaiah 66 foretold.

      The establishment of the British mandate, at the end of WW I, Allenby taking Jerusalem without a shot being fired, the Balfour Declaration and the eventual establishment of Israel as a nation on May 14, 1947, all worked towards God’s promise, but one thing remained. Jerusalem was a divided city and the Jewish citizens could not even visit the Temple Mount. Then, in 1967, an overwhelming force was massed against Israel, but Israel prevailed. They had told the Jordanians that they would leave them alone, so long as they stayed out of the fight, but the Jordanians were governed by a defense pact and Jordanian troops were under the command of the Egyptians. After a brutal night battle over a tiny Israeli enclave in , in which both sides suffered enormous casualties, when the sun rose, the Jordanian troops were nowhere to be found. The soldiers had simply left, abandoning equipment ain’t the streets.

      Although taking East Jerusalem had not been in the plans of the Israeli military, the opportunity to do so came along, and after the losses of the Battle of Ammunition Hill, the actual taking of East Jerusalem and the Old City happened with little resistance. This happened in my lifetime and I recall being aware of the events as they happened. I also had always felt that the Six Day War was a turning point in world affairs and that things had destabilized thereafter.

      So where does that leave me?

      Ezekiel 38:8 talks about Israel being regathered, but this happens before Israel is attacked by Gog of Magog, at which time, God makes His name known. In saving Israel, He is vindicating His name, among the nations, and before the eyes of the Israelis, themselves. Only later, does He pour out His spirit upon them and restore them spiritually, and shown in Ezekiel 39:7 “And I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not allow My holy name to be profaned anymore. But the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,” declares the Lord God. “That is the day of which I have spoken.” and in Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore this is what the Lord God says: “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on all the house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name. 26 They will [j]forget their disgrace and all their [k]treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid. 27 When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall show Myself holy [l]through them in the sight of the many nations. 28 Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then I gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer. 29 I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” declares the Lord God.

      I will not attempt to take possession of knowledge which is not mine to take, as per Acts 1:7, so I am NOT setting proposing any timelines. However, the setting for the attack of Gog of Magog seems to coming into place. The US, which has acted as Israel’s protector, is now under leadership which does not appear to be so inclined. Iran, which openly seeks to destroy Israel, is fast approaching becoming a nuclear power. Persia, which is now known as Iran, is one of the nations specifically mentioned as being part of the invasion in Ezekiel 38. There is also the prophecy of Isaiah 17, against Damascus, and that is one I’d keep my eye on. Arms from Iran are being funneled to Hezbollah, and there have already been many Israeli missions to bomb arms depots near Damascus.

      When? Well, that’s anyone’s guess, but the situation seems to be shaping in that direction, before our eyes. Prophecy will not give every detail of the future, but it does provide a pattern which can be matched to events as they unfold.

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