Tyranny: God’s Will or Your Choice?
Last week we rung in the new year. Some of us were partying the last vestiges of 2011 with some type of hope that the new year will be better than the last one. Some of us – as was I, were wondering what is the Church in America going to do as the very freedom that we as Americans enjoy and that most of the world envied are now being stripped away from our possession right in front of us with no attempt of concealing this nefarious plot, and we in response are so silent that not even so a much as whimper was being uttered.
As the dawning of 2012 is here, an ominous specter is no longer on the approach toward our shores. It has gone past the point of establishing a beach head. It has now been woven and solidified into our laws; and with Blitzkrieg type speed will influence and dominate our culture. That specter I am speaking of is tyranny. It is a governmental order that has taken the most civilized of cultures and has caused them to sink into the most base, vile, depraved, abysmal, and wretched displays of humanity that has ever been recorded in the annals of human history. Why? The answer is quite simple. Tyranny is mankind’s attempt to replace God. It is those at the top of this order who have an insatiable hunger and thirst to be the object of human worship. To have mankind – by force or deception, bow down to them in thought, word and deed, and to carry out their twisted agenda to it heinous conclusion.
Tyranny, like liberty has one thing stopping it: Your choice. Sounds farfetched? Don’t believe me? Consider the children of Israel when Samuel’s sons were making perverted judgements (see I Samuel 8:3). What was the people’s response? “Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations”. This was not God’s will. This was the people’s choice. God solidified that this was the people’s choice by saying, “And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them“. (I Samuel 8:7 emphasis added)
On November 6, 2012, barring martial law being implemented, we will have another – and could be our last, opportunity to elect a President, Vice-President, Congressional leaders, et, al. so that we can retain our freedoms that God has given us. We will have another chance to preach the Gospel freely without any fear of being carted off to jail or executed on the spot for being an enemy of the State. In short on November 7, 2012, the government we as American citizens will live under will be because of God’s will or….