How often have you been driving along when you signal to turn right, and someone at the intersection waits and waits….and waits, until you actually turn? You think, “don’t they see that I am turning here?” But, we have all seen some people signal before they get to an intersection and then keep driving right on past it! So, it’s often wise to wait and make sure that someone is actually going to make the turn.
Politicians usually signal as to which direction they plan to go if elected. Sometimes they make the turn, but more often than not, they don’t. Candidate Barack Obama, according to PolitiFact, made over 500 campaign promises, a record! He promised to get rid of lobbyists in D.C. In reality, his legislation contained too many loopholes to be effective. Note: I don’t think that lobbyists should be able to give an office holder anything. (well, maybe an ink pen) Our senators and representatives are paid handsomely for their votes.
Obama promised that you could “keep your own doctor”. He promised to “secure the border”. He promised to lower the average family’s annual health care bill by $2,500. By 2016 it was $5,500 higher than when he took office. He was going to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He promised to “fundamentally transform America” (he did his best to keep that one!) Many of us were expecting the “left turn” that he did make, but maybe not such a “hard left”.
Candidate Donald Trump signaled to make a right turn during his administration, and he has made it. Is there a lot to not like about him? Yes. Is he a buffoon? At times. Is he coarse? Of course! Does he send out crazy tweets? Seems like a bird-brain now and then. But, he has accomplished more good for America in his first 15 months than any other president in the past 100 years. It’s been said that if he seals the peace deal in North Korea, then he could rank up there with George Washington.
Much is happening quickly behind the scenes, and the president has actually been “draining the swamp”. A multitude of office holders who were identified with the Deep State have “resigned”, been fired, or have announced that they are no longer seeking office. Trump has been weeding out “deep-staters” both here and from foreign countries, and is about ready to spring the trap.
We have alluded to the secret, horrible corruption (“wickedness in high places”) that has been ongoing during the past several administrations. This is truly shocking in its nature and frequency, and involves child sex trafficking and satanic rituals, torture, and murder of children. You won’t believe it when you see who has been involved and how pervasive it has been. The evidence against those scumbags is being collected as we speak, and when airtight cases are made, it will become public, and even the leftist mainstream media will be forced to cover it. (expect Bill and Hillary to be included)
Remember, as the Bible says in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [italics mine]
The next verse is critical for each of us; don’t miss this! It says that in order to withstand in the evil day, you need to “take unto you the whole armor of God“. That simply means that if you are going to survive when it hits the fan, you must be fully dressed with what God has made available to each of us. These items are named in Ephesians 6, verses 14 through 17:
You must have your “loins girt about with truth“. Your loins are vulnerable, the area between your ribs and hip bones on either side of the spine. There is no bony protection there. Without the truth, we are vulnerable to damage from lies. Jesus is the truth. Truth is emphasized on this web site: convenient-truth.com.
You need to have on the “breastplate of righteousness”, and here is one of the most important truths of all time. This righteousness is not our own, but that of God which He has given to Christians as a gift. It is never earned, because we have nothing good in us at all. Jesus, who never sinned, became sin for us and gave us God’s righteousness in exchange for our sin. What a gift! Don’t miss it! We are not sinless, and are far from perfect, but God sees the Christian as being totally righteous all because of the blood of Jesus. A breastplate guards your heart. (“out of it are the issues of life” – Proverb 4:23)
Your feet are to be covered with the “preparation of the gospel of peace”. Know the “good news” and be ready to share it.
Carry the “shield of faith” above all. This is necessary for “quenching the fiery darts of the wicked”. Without faith, you will constantly be stung by those “darts”, and do they hurt!
You must have on the “helmet of salvation”. This is critical. You must have asked for Christ Jesus to save you and wash away all of your sins. There is salvation in no other name. After He has done that, all of your sins are gone, never to be used against you ever! That’s how you can walk in love and peace, free of anxiety. Your helmet protects your mind, will, and emotions. (much better than antidepressants!)
You need to be carrying (and using) the “sword of the spirit”, which is the Word of God. (the only one of the items suitable for offense) We sharpen our sword when we read God’s living word (His mercies are new and fresh daily) and when we listen to the Spirit’s direction. God promises that His Spirit will “lead us into all truth”.
And we are to pray always. This is simply talking to God, telling Him what we need and want, and speaking up for others who need help, too. And always thanking Him.
The ” wickedness in high places” can be explained by the following: power corrupts, “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9), and “the love of money is the root of all evil”. (I Timothy 6:10) Money is not evil, it’s the love of it.
So, as they say in scouting, “Be Prepared”! Preparation takes many forms, including having on hand food, water, medicines, toilet paper, maybe guns and ammo and items for barter, and above all be spiritually prepared. For the earthly preps you must take action. For the eternal, Jesus has done it all!