There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out and kill something for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said “pray first, aim high and stay focused.”
However, at the same time, he saw deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattle snake.
Still, the voice said again to him, “I said ‘pray, aim high and stay focused.” So, the man decided to listen to the voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the snake in the head and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond. When he stood to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to eat.
The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.
Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.
Never let others discourage you concerning your past. The past is exactly that – “the past.”
Live every day one day at a time. And remember that only God knows our future and that he will not put you through any more than you can bear.
Do not look to man for your blessings but look to the Lord, He can open doors for you that only He is able to do. Doors that you will not slip through but doors that only He has prepared in advance for you in your favor.
Wait, and be still, be patient, keep God first and everything else will follow.
P.S. When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, “Jesus, could you please get that for me?”
– Author Unknown
Today it makes little difference where you get your news. You’ll most likely see some kind of article discussing the political victory in Tuesday’s Coakley-vs.-Brown palooza. Almost immediately, all the news outlets began asking the same question: What does this victory mean? Every answer imaginable has blanketed the comment sections of political blogs, online polls, OpEd pages, etc. And, after the dust has settled on Tuesday’s election, no doubt we will have gleaned several good lessons.
But, it occurred to me: America reacted against the blatant hypocrisy when the previous Republican-controlled Congress lurched to the left and elected the opposite party the next chance they could. America also reacted against the blatant hypocrisy when the Democrat-controlled Congress lurched even further to the left. And now a Conservative (and by some reports a Conservative not in blind lock-step with either Democrat or Republican party) will ascend to the “people’s seat” in a state with a very liberal history.
America must keep her “goodness” by continuing to recognize good and reacting violently to expel evil from within its body politic. I believe the Conservative path will continue to be the only path of liberty and freedom. It’s the path of the sovereign nation state, not the global village. It’s the path of personal and religious liberty and political freedoms, not mindless multiculturalism and political correctness. That same historic path that Boston once took that gave to all the greatest and most benevolent nation the world has ever known has now given us another chance to reflect and repent as we strive for national redemption.
So, thank you, Massachusetts! Your votes have slapped the hypocritical smirk off the faces of the political elite. Your votes have illuminated and enlightened us all and proven that the righteous path is a conservative path where freedom deals the death knell to oppression and tyranny.
Heard Dec. 9–12th on WallBuildersLive.com radio program, former Congressman Bob McEwen speaks some eternal truths on the direction that our terribly troubled country must go.
- Freedom Requires a Conservative Economic Paradigm 1 / 4
- Freedom Requires a Conservative Economic Paradigm 2 / 4
- Freedom Requires a Conservative Economic Paradigm 3 / 4
- Freedom Requires a Conservative Economic Paradigm 4 / 4
Listen to all four audio files (mp3) in order. I think it will amaze you that there are still Conservative and truly God fearing men with firm principles, willing to stand strong and speak the Truth to this nation. Too bad he is no longer in Congress.
It seems unbelievable that our nation has recently went headlong into madness…the likes of which I have never seen before. But, it’s happening. It’s here and it is as clear as a confirmation can be.
Wrong is suddenly right. Evil is suddenly sainted. The regard for the rule of law is suddenly an afterthought. A horrific national blindness and delusion has gripped the United States and its citizenry. Seems so strong that even right-thinking and well-regarded individuals are giving up their past convictions.
New ‘Bible’: Heterosexuality is sin — There is now a bible that states that heterosexuality is sin? Wow, when the Lord said there would be “strong delusion”, He wasn’ kidding. But this is seriously ridiculous!
I would offer this passage:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 (KJV) — 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
In typical rock star fashion, the “Obamessiah” has captured the hearts of the entire globe. National leaders are rallying behind Barak Obama like crazy-eyed teenage girls, their hearts all beating nervously trying to catch a glimpse of the exhalted One.
EU’s Solana congratulates Obama on winning U.S. election — The European Union (EU)’s top diplomat, Javier Solana, sent a message of congratulations Wednesday to U.S. president-elect Barack Obama on his victory in Tuesday’s election. “I want to congratulate Barack Obama on his impressive election victory,” Solana, secretary-general of the EU Council, said in a statement.
…then there’s this from Italy:
Italy’s Berlusconi hails “suntanned” Obama — Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave an enthusiastic, if unconventional, welcome on Thursday to the election of Barack Obama, citing among his attributes youth, good looks and a “suntan.”
…and here’s Castro making a statement:
Cuba hails Obama win, hopes US embargo will ease — Cuba hails US President-elect Barack Obama’s presidential election victory and would one day welcome an easing of the 46-year-old US trade embargo, Foreign Investment Minister Marta Lomas said in a statement.
Not to be outdone, here’s the greatest endorsement of all:
Hamas praises Obama win as ‘historic victory for world’ — The Hamas terrorist group believes the election of Sen. Barack Obama is an “historic victory” for the world and an opportunity to change U.S. foreign policy toward engagement with America’s foes, Ahmed Yousef, Hamas’ chief political adviser in the Gaza Strip, told WND in an exclusive interview today.
Yousef, speaking by cell phone from Gaza, said Hamas is drafting a letter of congratulation to be sent tomorrow directly to Obama. He said the current draft of the letter praises the president-elect as “another John F. Kennedy, or great Roosevelt.”
“We want to be one of the first to congratulate him,” Yousef said.
It was mentioned to me, before the final debate, just how fast it became apparent that the Democrat party elite was beginning to feel “buyer’s remorse” at their golden child, Barak Obama. Well, the high is strong, the euphoria is still strong…let’s hope the dude’s got some crazy mad skills we never knew about in the “Clean up Washington D.C.” category.
I can dream, can’t I?
It is the hallmark trait of every future-oriented civilization to train up the next generation with the values learned from the last. There is an exhortation in the book of Proverbs that reads,
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6
Have we come so far in this grand experiment called America that we have forgotten the ways of our grandfathers? Have we progressed so far from the ideals and conventions from the days of old? Why is the old path synonymous with obsolescence? Why must technology and modernity equal the eradication of all faith and morality? The self-serving laws of man have made us lazy and greedy. We must know — how could we expect anything less — that the darkness of our thoughts and deeds will inevitably condemn future generations to a dimly lit future, as well.
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