Different Players Same History

Almost everyone knows that history repeats itself, much like a merry go round. The merry go round goes in a circle, you see a particular horse, it disappears as the merry go round revolves, but at the precise regular interval the same figure reappears again.  In a sense, history is no different (but with one exception) that in the circle of history that repeats itself, unlike the merry go round the characters do change.

For example, seventy four years ago during December of 1941 the world was under extreme threat from both the Nazis and the nation of Japan.  Leading up to the fateful year, Neville Chamberlain, the appeasing Prime Minister of Great Britain endangered that great empire by pandering to the Nazis.  Chamberlain’s continued weak posture resulted in Hitler feeling free to rain down bombs throughout the United Kingdom capital of London.

The good news is the Chamberlain’s woeful ways were not the cornerstone on the long term outcome of Great Britain during World War Two.  Even though V1 rockets destroyed hundreds of square miles of the fabled city, they did not wipe out the resolve of the people to overcome the enemy.  The good news was that the Chamberlain persuasion wasn’t the final word on how Great Britain and the West would encounter and defeat the enemies of freedom.

The good news was that the Chamberlain persuasion was not the final word on how Great Britain and the allies would engage the enemies of freedom.  There was a man named Sir Winston Churchill, the English statesman who was born in 1874 and destined for a magnanimous rendezvous with destiny.  For years, during the unfruitful regime of Chamberlain, Winston Churchill was either ignored or shouted down by the progressive leaning members of Parliament who refused to believe Churchill’s call to stand up to the Third Reich was the way to go.

Of course, history would prove that all of the kissing of Hitler’s backside that Neville Chamberlain could muster would only embolden Hitler’s horrors against the British Empire.  But alas, insanity gave way to Godly wisdom and Churchill would hear from Heaven and join forces with Franklin D. Roosevelt, the American president who strategized with Churchill and great generals like Patton, Eisenhower and Sherman.  Those divine connections led to the eventual victories over both Germany and Japan.  Mr. Roosevelt was also a great comforter to the American people during the war.  His radio broadcast fireside chats and prayers for America and victory became legendary.

But the bottom line is, those who sought to wreak havoc throughout the world were ultimately defeated.  The resolve to face down and defeat evil was almost always there, despite the horrendous mistakes of Chamberlain and even the earlier hesitation president Roosevelt to enter America into the fray of World War Two.  But ultimately, history was made and “Happy Days” were here again, which set the stage for what became the greatest increase in the standard of living and freedom for mankind in the history of the world up to that time.

Today history is being repeated, via the mission of oppression of the Obama administration.  His fierce loyalty to those seeking to destroy America is exhibited in the refusal to allow a full throttle American assault against the Muslim terrorists who have vowed to destroy us.  This turn of events displays an even more egregious than the boot licking policies of Britain’s Chamberlain which preceded victory under Churchill and Roosevelt.

Obama’s feckless leadership and shallow policies of appeasements have weakened the United States and strengthened the resolve of those who have vowed to kill, steal from and destroy those who differ from Islam and sharia law.

Despite the current low ebb of American governance, I am firmly convinced that the pages of history shall soon turn and reveal a dramatic and positive change in the state of affairs regarding war with those on the march against the Christian inspired land of liberty, called the United States of America.  Just as Churchill and Roosevelt set the tone for victory against the enemies of freedom during their time, so will our next president be inspired to properly lead this republic not only toward victory, but to greatness as the sweet land of liberty so envisioned by the founding fathers.

History does repeat itself, but it is ultimately up to us which history will be repeated and becomes the direction our nation takes in the future.  As former president George W. Bush stated “we are the deciders.”  Will we repeat or continue the decline and misery of the Carter and Obama years, or do we repeat the history of greatness and power like America experienced during the years of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan?

I can promise you that without repentance to almighty God who shed his grace upon our blessed republic for our foolish choices including certain ones voted to the presidency, we will continue to repeat the failures of our present era. Thus America will remain on her slippery slope to oblivion.  The current decline and worse are the goals of the progressive democrats, rinos and sharia law trolls.

But if your desire is to witness the rebirth of America, she must first be reborn spiritually.  The founding fathers recognized the importance of and our need for our heavenly Father’s grace and sought His wisdom and guidance regularly.  “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity…I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God”:  John Adams, Second President.

If God was good enough for the founding fathers, he is more than good enough for “We the People” today.  Let us together seek his wisdom, so that the history repeated in our time is good for us, our children and our children’s children.

God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

The Idiocy of Modernity

President Obama proves over and over again how the idiocy of modernity is utterly jaw dropping.  The president recently stated that the United States is now the “most respected country in the world.”  I had to review that statement several times over and over again, just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.  First of all, from the outset of his first term in office, the White House Occupier has seen fit to purposefully disrespect our allies.  Not since the 1938 Munich Conference, where First Lord of the admiralty Duff Cooper resigned in protest from British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet has there been a leader of a nation so adamant to appease enemies of his country, until now.

Prime Minister Chamberlain believed in bending over backwards to try and please Herr Hitler through the language of sweet reasonableness.  History unfolded and fully exposed the folly Chamberlain’s day dream of being buddies with Hitler, by making nice and granting hideous concessions which eventually proved dreadfully harmful to Great Britain.  While Neville Chamberlain sought a favorable position in the eyes of Hitler, Sir Winston Churchill rightfully bristled with much concern and anger that heated to the boiling point.   He called Chamberlains appeasement effort “A misplaced belief in sweet reason and a moral fiber as stiff as two overripe melons crushed together.”

Much like Chamberlain, who granted more favor toward Hitler’s demands than the safety of Great Britain at the onset of World War Two, so is President Obama today consistently more concerned with enemy demands and desires than our national security.

Yet in stark contrast, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been openly vocal about his refusal to give in to unreasonable demands of those who have vowed to destroy his delightful nation.  The idiocy of president Obama’s refusal to govern on behalf of the best interest of the United States, has resulted in America now teetering on the brink of tumbling down from her lofty perch as the world’s number one nation, militarily, morally, economically and socially.  Mr. Obama has methodically created a level of Allied nations distrust of the United States never experienced before in the history of our dear republic.

To gain a full grip on how idiotic President Obama’s policies are (at least from the angle of the rational self- interest of America) I watched a recent episode of an Egyptian television talk show.  The host and his guests were actually lamenting over the various economic, social, military, and moral decisions the president of our nation has made and are literally killing our country.  The Egyptian talk show participants laughed hysterically about Obama’s anemic approach toward ISIS, which is sweeping through the Middle East like a plague of murdering locusts.

The United States was founded upon the greatest set of national principles ever assembled, other than what is found in the Bible.  Yet, she like a drunken idiot of modernity, the government continues to write and enact mountains of laws and regulations the create lack of function.  Thus, America is taken further and further away from the mighty foundational rock the made our republic, the greatest nation ever.  The ever growing system of unlawful laws and regulations are turning America into a self-destroyer of her economy, military, educational system, churches and even our constitutionally limited republic way of life.

Under the idiocy of today, America has devolved from a nation where the government was of by and for the people into of by and for the elite progressives, who now live to destructively lord over “We the People.”  As I have state3d before in The Edwards Notebook radio commentary, wisdom has sprouted wings and flown back to the Father, or God.  The evidence is almost everywhere.  How else can one explain the stupidity of instructing the police to no longer approach suspicious looking characters?  To magnify the problems, the know it all city governments refuse to allow the police to reestablish a more aggressive posture towards potential criminals despite major spikes in the street cretin activity. Simply check out statistics in Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo.  Cleveland may soon be added to the list of cities with a dramatic increase in crime. Thanks to the Department of Justice hamstringing police officers with extraneous overbearing regulations that will make it impossible for them to be a real force against thug activity.

Dear reader, the idiocy culture now strangling the life out of our overburdened nation is obviously destructive indeed.  But the good news is that this tragedy by design can and I believe, will be overcome.  That is, if we are willing to put aside petty differences and decide that America is worth rescuing and rebuilding.  Those of us who desire authentic life liberty and the pursuit of happiness must look to the same providential provider who granted great wisdom and overcoming power to many great Americans of the past and present.  The likes of which include the founding fathers, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan and the founders of Women Defending America.

I firmly believe that wisdom returning from the Father will soon resonate in the minds of those with the heartbeat of Christ and the iron are going to reconstruct this sweet land of liberty.  The really good news is that we are obligated nor should we be willing to sit idly by and watch our America be swept away by those who hate her.  Victory is achievable.  So let us take hold of it and win.

Secular Signs of Spiritual Significance — What Could They Mean?

Recent events like solar and lunar eclipses and the nuclear talks with Iran have biblical significance. What do they signify, or  do they have any relevance for us?

Einstein said, “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

Two weeks ago, we saw a “rare” solar eclipse falling on the spring equinox accompanied by a supermoon when the moon was as close as possible to the earth. Saturday night we may see a “blood moon” due to a full lunar eclipse.

So what do such signs mean?

A library would likely have the information and here’s where the Spanish language can help us. The word for library in Spanish is biblioteca—Bible tech! That’s right. The Bible has answers, but sometimes we have to be like a librarian to find them. And the more we use the library, the easier it gets as we become familiar with card catalogues or computer searches.

We can do the same with the Bible. Any word or phrase we want to find in the Bible can be found with the use of an online concordance. For example, if we type “sun, moon” into a concordance search, it gives 35 results. Because I’m familiar with this “library,” I find Joel 2:31 helpful:

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” The concordance also shows the Hebrew words and what they mean. For example, the word “before” comes from paniym, meaning face or “ in the face of”–impending!

But what does the “day of the Lord” mean? Many people think it means the day Christ comes again, but using the online concordance, we find the phrase 23 times and again Joel has five references to it—more than any other book. Here’s an example:

“The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark…the day of the LORD is great” Joel 2:10,11. The chapter has many other “events,” but not the “2nd coming.” Nevertheless, serious events may be impending.

This week we saw more coincidences. When the U.S., UK, China, France, Germany and Russia have been concerned for 12 years and been negotiating with Iran for 18 months re a nuclear program that came to a head this week, maybe it’s just a coincidence, but what does our library—Bible tech suggest?

“The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night, For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes” 1Thessalonians 5:2,3. If we are honest, we would have to characterize those talks as “Peace and safety.” This could heighten our expectations for serious events. We might not know exactly, but maybe this is the reason for the blood moon.

As Israel put blood on their doorpost and prayed that God would pass over them in judgment, we can believe God is putting blood on the moon–Who else could arrange that phenomena we are seeing?

Why not ask God to pass over us in any judgments that come. It’s not just Jewish. Christ did the same, asking his followers to “watch and pray.” Wouldn’t that be a more Christian way to celebrate this time than looking for Easter eggs?

We won’t likely hear any voices or see any visions, but people who ask God for things testify that while they don’t always get what they want, they are convinced that He’s there and sometimes they are later glad they didn’t get what [or who] they wanted!

That could also be God’s way of remaining anonymous, and for us, it’s an opportunity to build character based on choices to include or exclude Him—He leaves the choice to us. After all, if He stood over us with a big stick, forcing us to do it His way, we would have no freedom—but He didn’t wanted robots, so He the freedom of choice that He gave us.

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