Political Manipulations

flag-1075125__180I am a hugely political person. I have chosen up to this point to not write about political things, although those who know me personally, know how I feel about so many different things in the political realm. I am clearly a very conservative woman based on all I have written about up to this point. I believe in the Bible first and foremost. I make my decisions based on the Word of God. I believe every person in this nation needs to do their own research on each candidate. We cannot merely believe that our media represents us or that manipulation is not happening all around us. Politics has become more about manipulating an audience, manipulating our emotions, and manipulating facts than about desiring to continue to build a nation on the original foundation that we once held dear.

I truly get disgusted by things that are stated by both parties. As I said before, I am conservative, but that doesn’t mean that a Republican, or Libertarian can do or say no wrong. What has made me most angry this week that has pushed me into writing this, is the statement that Madeleine Albright made with Hillary Clinton. “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” [Madeleine Albright] She made this statement in a speech with Mrs. Clinton eluding to the fact that if we don’t support Hillary, we will have a special place in hell. Apparently hell is very segregated.  Over the years I have heard about special places in hell for different races, genders, and classes of people from all sorts of men and women trying to shame and manipulate.

Why do they have to attempt to shame people? What about that special place in hell for those who murder little baby girls in the womb without repentance? or boys? or black babies? white babies? every baby that is murdered in the womb? Why don’t we stop with shaming people into voting for you? We saw the same type of thing with President Obama when he was running. Many people believed you were a shame to your race if you didn’t vote for him because of the color of his skin.

I beg of you, American people, please do not vote unless you have done your research. Look candidates up and read from multiple web sites. Look at their records and history. Do not assume that what people say is the truth. Do not assume what the media tells you is the truth. I love my country and I want my children and their children’s children to live in a nation that still believes in the Constitution and that God is truly in the very foundation of this nation. This nation was birthed in order to be different from the rest of the world. Why do we want to now copy the rest of the world? Why do we allow such a small percentage of people in this nation to instill such a fear in us that we cannot speak Biblical truth any more. We have a political correct culture that dictates would we should say, what we shouldn’t say, what we have to say.

It’s time we stand up and not let this nation slide into more of a moral abyss than it already is. Revival begins inside each one of us. Let us remember that this isn’t one physical church that is going to do it all. This is a Kingdom BIG vision. Churches need to stop their elitist attitude and understand that we all have the same vision. We all want to see every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. We all want to see nations bowing down before their one true King; King Jesus. It will happen one day as God’s word states it already.

Philippians 2:9-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

old constitutionLet’s be smart about this. Vote what you feel is the best. Remember, nothing comes free. Everything has its cost. Always do your research and understand that our founding fathers put things into place, such as our Constitution and Bill of Rights, in order to protect us from the very things that are trying to overtake us in this time. These are truly God given rights. We are all equal and we all have a right to protect ourselves. We have a right to religious freedom and no true leader should ever even want to take these freedoms away. Don’t let guilt or shame dictate who you vote for. God is a sovereign God, but He also gave us free will to make our own choices. What choice will you make?


The Church

What is the church to you? Depending on where you are in your walk with Christ, this answer will vary. God has called each of us to a church where we will be helped, loved, tested, and trained. I can’t say I’ve found in the Bible where it says to go to the church where you feel blessed the most, or that gives you the most. Sometimes God calls us to step out of our comfort zone and be trained in another area of our walk. I think my husband and I can say we have been to churches where we have learned what to do and how to do it, and we have been to churches where we have learned what not to do.

I think one of the biggest areas where we are tested is in submission. I realize this isn’t a word that the world likes at all and even some in the church despise it. I can’t tell you how many Christians have told me they don’t answer to anybody but God! The world has turned submission into a four letter word. It suppresses women they say. Submission is another word for oppression in their minds. Submission is not a bad thing. When I submit to my husband, I am coming under his protection as the head of our home. When we submit to our leaders, we are coming under their protection as the leaders God has put in our lives.

Church is a training ground. We absolutely need to help people get over hurts and gain complete freedom in their lives, but we also need to be trained to become the warriors that God has called us to be. There is a reason that God calls us to put on the His full armor. This life is a battleground, but we must also remember this;


Ephesians 6:12New King James Version (NKJV)

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

If you can’t submit to any authority in a church, you are in rebellion. If you cannot submit to one church and would rather go place to place each week, you are in rebellion. Church is also a place where we have to be accountable. God calls us to one place, even if it is only for a season. God has called us to be a part of the body and when you cannot submit or commit to the body He has called you to, you are not only affecting yourself, but you are affecting your church.

So let us rise up and take our place in the church and stand together in one accord. We must come to a place of understanding that we aren’t in battle with each other in the church. One church is not better than another. This is Kingdom Big! We are all part of the army of the Lord! Find the church where God wants you to be and submit to it and grow in all ways. Trust God and trust that He has placed people in your life that you can trust and submit to. Let’s become the army of God He has called us to be!