The Chosen Generation
I listened from the gallery to my friend and President Ronald Reagan deliver his 2nd Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985: "The time has come for a new American emancipation-a great national drive to tear down economic barriers and liberate the spirit of enterprise in the most distressed areas of our country. My friends, together we can do this, and do it we must, so help me God...If not us, who? And if not now, when? It must be done by all of us going forward..." The election of 1984 was affirmation that Reagan's economic policies and his bully pro-American, pro-moral agenda was working. He was reversing the policies of the failed socialist agenda of Jimmy Carter, which left the nation in an economic and foreign policy abyss.
The 2010 election was also a referendum on a socialist agenda--a referendum that rejected outright and with force the failing policies of the counter-American. Yet, these soldiers of socialism, who were kicked out of office for their dastardly deeds that left our nation economically bankrupt, came back and worked more of their evil in a lame duck session. Some of those who were re-elected surely did not get the message. We as a nation still have leadership that wishes to remake America into a socialist, perhaps even communist, so-called democracy. More czars, more power grabs, more spending, more laws that are made but never read, more freedoms taken away through laws and regulations.
In the past, Americans have always rebounded by standing against such tyranny, such evil. Washington led his soldiers in prayer. Lincoln called for a day of fasting and prayer, saying he didn't wonder if God was on America's side, but rather was America on God's side. It is time, as Reagan so eloquently said, that the move away from this godless society must be done by all of us going forward. The battle really isn't about socialism or communism or tyranny. Those are just results of the battle. The battle is over the souls of our fellow citizens. If they knew and understood what was right, they would act on it.
But as the scriptures ask, "How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?"
The Apostle Peter prophesied in 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar (God's own) people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." Verse 12 says, "Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.", We are the royal priests that are to lead the people of our nation into the light...we need to "Speak boldly as we ought to speak" and "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!