By Dennis Petersen
We have read that the sons of Issachar (in 1 Chronicles 12:32) “had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do”
In light of the extraordinary challenges of the time in which we are living, I have been asking God constantly for His direction about what I should do – personally. Several inputs confirmed what He made very clear immediately.
One is God’s word in 1 John 3:8 “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
There’s a principle that constantly challenges me with every discovery. As new insights, facts and truths come from following Jesus, the logical outcome should be to naturally lead others to discover them for themselves.
“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” – Ezekiel 33:6
“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2
Another principle worth repeating is what I discovered long ago meditating on John 8:31-32.
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
See this! Truth is of no impact if it is not acted upon. Opinions are of no consequence if they are not informed by truth.
Here’s the truth. If American Christian citizens do not take the leadership to inform their fellow citizens of the inevitable results of the outcome of the coming election, they will be held accountable by their Master for their complicity for any harmful results of their inaction. Think about that!
James 4:17 “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”
Be Careful What You Listen To
Christians today are inevitably thinking about all sorts of uniquely disturbing current events. To various degrees, we all need to be informed with truthful facts that determine our own personal outcomes or the outcomes to which we have a responsibility to be a direct or indirect influence. We cannot trust the MSM. We must do our research and find other reputably honest reporters who do their homework and have values based on honest self-sacrifice and truth, not political expediency and proven deception.
You can name all sorts of issues from wearing masks, destructive mob insurrection in the nation’s cities, Biblical guidance on civic obedience, health practices and signs of the end times… but let’s focus on the one issue that all of us are going to have to live with the rest of our lives…
What are you going to do on November 3, 2020?
First – your decision to take action – Since we have a duty to exercise our constitutional responsibility to vote (and be the ‘sovereign’ – ‘we the people’ – who reign over this land), doing nothing is not an option. Estimates of non-registered voters among Christian adults in America are as high as 40-50%. That is reprehensible. Are we the land of the free and the home of the brave… or the land of the socialist slaves and the home of the disconnected apathetic? With as many as 70% or more of of so-called Christian churches so fearful of losing people that they won’t stand up to bureaucratic tyrants to keep their churches open for worship services and ministering to the needs of the community, the 2020 RNC put them all to shame. The Republican National Convention openly rebuked abortion in more detail from Abby Johnson than the public has ever heard on prime time. Why aren’t all Christian churches doing that kind of thing regularly? Our president even clearly recited the recap of the miraculous changed life and salvation of a man who received an unexpected pardon. That ex-convict has been developing a rehab ministry for years, helping other former inmates discover Christ’s salvation.
2nd – your decision to support ideals and principles that reflect your honest values as a follower of Jesus Christ and His Word. That means giving your time and treasure to influence and disciple the community and culture you live in.
A good ministry friend has posted a helpful 3 column chart that identifies some of the most basic issues that should guide our choices of which candidates to give our vote.
Go to – https://gtimin.com and search “platforms” – find the result from July 12, 2020
Let’s see some of the highlights. It’s called The Political Platforms of the Two Major Parties… https://gtimin.com/blogs/worldview/the-political-platforms-of-the-two-major-parties-and-black-lives-matter?fbclid=IwAR106imTDUafcD0KDao4fn-eR356N9_GvcK1Zck7J-3LBp2CgAHlWFL2SWM by Roger Wheelock July 12, 2020
|• Calls for government funded abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, by “repealing the Hyde Amendment”, which bars federal money for elective abortion. • Will “overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion.” • “We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.”||Sanctity of human life Exodus 20:13 Psalm 139:13-16 Jeremiah 1:4-5 Genesis 1:27 Genesis 9:6 Psalm 127:3||“Proud to be the party that protects human life and offers real solutions for women” and “strongly oppose[s] infanticide.” Supports the following: the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; a human life constitutional amendment; a ban on abortion at 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain; a ban on abortion based on sex or disability; a ban on dismemberment abortion “in which unborn babies are literally torn apart limb from limb”; abortion clinic safety regulations; a ban on human cloning, and on creating and experimenting upon human embryos, including three-parent embryos; a ban on any sale of fetal body parts; and a ban on the “use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood.”|
|Supports the redefinition of marriage through the courts judicial activism in Obergefell decision that recognized LGBT people to have the right to marry the person they love||Redefining marriage Gen 2:18 Gen. 2:24 1 Cor 7 Matt. 19:4-6||• “The American family… is the foundation of civil society, and the cornerstone of the family is natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman.” • “We condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in …Obergefell v. Hodges” and “we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the states.”|
|· Claims LGBT rights trump religious freedom , and “rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate” · Will punish faith-based organizations that contract with the government and pull the tax exempt status of religious universities without transgender bathrooms and showers through imposing “federal non-Discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans” “on the basis of “gender, sexual orientation, gender identity.”||Religious Liberty verse LGBT agenda Leviticus 18:22, 20:13 1 Cor. 6:9-10 Romans 1:26-27 Jude 1:7 2 Timothy 1:10||· Strongly supports the freedom of Americans to act in accordance with their religious beliefs , not only in their houses of worship but also in their everyday lives · We value the right of America’s religious leaders to preach, and Americans have to speak freely, according to their faith. Republicans believe the federal government, specifically the IRS , is constitutionally prohibited from policing or censoring speech based on religious convictions or beliefs, and therefore urge and the repeal of the Johnson Amendment|
|• Supports the coercive HHS contraception mandate against faith-based groups like Little Sisters of the Poor. • Supports the Obama administration’s redefinition of “sex discrimination” to include abortion and sex change operations.||Conscience Rights in Healthcare Luke 10:25-37 Healthcare is not a right or a gov’t duty Deut. 15:7-11 1 Cor 6:19-20||• Supports the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and health care plans that do not want to participate in morally objectionable services like abortion. • Supports “the right of parents to determine the proper medical treatment and therapy for their minor children.”|
|Will “appoint judges [to] … protect a woman’s right to …abortion” and a progressive agenda of “equality for all” in which LGBT rights trump religious liberty.||Supreme Court Leviticus 19:15 Deut. 1:16 Deut. 16:18||• “We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.” • Seeks to “enable courts to begin to reverse the long line of activist decisions—including Roe, Obergefell, and the Obamacare cases.”|
|Silent on the role of God in government.||God in Government 2 Chronicles 20:6 Psalm 135:6 Psalm 22:28 Prov. 21:1||• “If God-given, natural, inalienable rights come in conflict with government, court, or human-granted rights, God-given, natural, inalienable rights always prevail.” • “We support the public display of the Ten Commandments as a reflection of our history and our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage.” Will “fight for school choice” and “local control.”|
|• Silent on school choice. • “We believe a strong public education system is an anchor of our democracy” for “all children.||Education Deuteronomy 4:10 Deut. 11:19 Deut. 6:7 Proverbs 22:6 Prov. 4:1 Prov. 1:8||• Will “fight for school choice” and “local control.” • Recognizes that “parents,” not the government, “are a child’s first and foremost educators, and opposes Common Core.” • Supports home-schooling, private or parochial schools, vouchers, and tuition tax credits, etc. • Encourages teaching the Bible as an elective in public schools.|
|Promotes condom-based sex education.||Sex Education See Scripture references under “Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda” and “Education” above||Supports “sexual risk avoidance education that sets abstinence until marriage as the responsible and respected standard of behavior.”|
|Supports the Obama administration’s redefinition of “sex discrimination” in Title IX to mandate transgender bathrooms and showers in public schools and universities through “the continued development of sex discrimination law to cover LGBT people.”||Transgender Bathrooms in Schools See Scripture references under “Education” and “Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda” above||Opposes the Obama administration’s Title IX transgender bathroom edict, since it is “at once illegal, dangerous, and ignores privacy issues,” and “impose[s] a social and cultural revolution upon the American people by wrongly redefining sex discrimination to include sexual orientation or other categories.”|
|• Calls for funding abortion on demand overseas by repealing the Helms Amendment, which bars U.S. foreign money for abortion. • Will “ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people around the world … including combating efforts by any nation to infringe on LGBT rights or ignore abuse.”||International Abortion and LGBT Agenda See Scripture references under “Religious Liberty vs LGBT agenda” above||• Opposes the federal government funding abortion overseas and calls for restoring the Mexico City Policy, to bar federal money from going to foreign organizations which “provide or promote abortion,” or are complicit in China’s one-child policy. • Condemns the Obama administration for “imposing on foreign recipients, especially the peoples of Africa, its own radical social agenda while excluding faith-based groups.”|
|Believes in “defeating terrorism and combatting climate change.”||Terrorism Romans 13:1-7 1 Peter 2:13-17 Psalm 22:28 Genesis 8:22 Matthew 6:25:34 Romans 8:19-22||“Radical Islamic terrorism poses an existential threat to personal freedom and peace around the world. We oppose its brutal assault on all human beings, all of whom have inherent dignity.”|
Once he is fully informed, can one profess Christianity while still supporting the Democrat Party — and be morally consistent?
Again… Go to – https://gtimin.com and search “platforms” – find the result from July 12, 2020
Greater Than I Ministries, led by Roger Wheelock, has great resources at GTIMIN.COM
And to find more articles, prior program recordings and other resources to help you be the relevant Christian to do your part to bring reformation and transformation to this confused and idolatrous generation, take the time to visit www.ReclaimYourLegacy.com … With your prayers and financial help, we will build our humble contribution to this generation to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We’ve never appealed to our listeners for donations before. I don’t even know how to do that very effectively. All I know is that God is the One who gives gifts to men and women, including the gift to be able to give… So even if it’s a modest gift, if God is in it, and it’s given with the right motivation, then His blessing will make it prosper in the outreach of His Word and the reconciliation He alone will bring into the lives with ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to them.
What is your mission?
Neither you nor I can change anybody’s mind. All we can do is help people discover truths for themselves. Our communities need the redemption and wisdom of Our Creator/Savior, Jesus Christ, as much now as we ever did. The contrast between choices of good and evil are clearer than ever before. The secular culture surrounding us became that way, not because of the power of darkness to overcome the light, but because of the bushels of Christians who have hidden their light. Will we stand up and stand out to make a difference and let our light shine? It starts with prayer and submission to Almighty God who has every right to judge His own creation. But He also mercifully guides His plan for the nations and our assignments in that plan. That’s why we must do what He puts in our hands to do so we can peacefully live for Him and influence our communities with the gospel of His Kingdom. “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” He has given His disciples the keys to the kingdom of heaven because all power was given to Jesus in heaven and in earth.” That’s why Jesus told us to “go therefore and disciple all nations.” It appears to me that we’ve still got a job to do and he has not told us to let up on that assignment until every enemy has been put under His footstool. That’s what should always give us hope to press on no matter how dark and difficult the challenge might be. May God raise up a generation of warriors who know how to trust God to help them conquer the Canaanite giants around us, even if we are surrounded by an evil and adulterous generation, just like 2,000 years ago when Jesus came the first time. And may He find us doing His will in His victory when He comes.
If you want to see what our president’s 2nd term agenda actually includes, go to the ReclaimYourLegacy.com website and check it out for yourself. You’ll be inspired by it’s noble and courageous goals.
President Donald Trump has released his 2nd term agenda.
The agenda features ambitious goals including the following:
- Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months
- Provide School Choice to Every Child in America
- Expose Washington’s Money Trail and Delegate Powers Back to People and States
- Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of our Healthcare System
- Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home
Since the release of the agenda, Trump added a new section with the following:
- Protect unborn life through every means available.
- Defend the freedoms of religious believers and organizations.
What did Jesus say about being influenced by voices, opinions, and other people?
President Trump: Fighting for You! – this is the list of priorities formally announced by the official campaign to reelect president Trump in 2020
Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months
Create 1 Million New Small Businesses
Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America
Enact Fair Trade Deals that Protect American Jobs
“Made in America” Tax Credits
Expand Opportunity Zones
Continue Deregulatory Agenda for Energy Independence
Develop a Vaccine by The End Of 2020
Return to Normal in 2021
Make All Critical Medicines and Supplies for Healthcare Workers in The United States
Refill Stockpiles and Prepare for Future Pandemics
END OUR RELIANCE ON CHINA
Bring Back 1 Million Manufacturing Jobs from China
Tax Credits for Companies that Bring Back Jobs from China
Allow 100% Expensing Deductions for Essential Industries like Pharmaceuticals and Robotics who Bring Back their Manufacturing to the United States
No Federal Contracts for Companies who Outsource to China
Hold China Fully Accountable for Allowing the Virus to Spread around the World
Cut Prescription Drug Prices
Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of our Healthcare System
Lower Healthcare Insurance Premiums
End Surprise Billing
Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions
Protect Social Security and Medicare
Protect Our Veterans and Provide World-Class Healthcare and Services
Provide School Choice to Every Child in America
Teach American Exceptionalism
DRAIN THE SWAMP
Pass Congressional Term Limits
End Bureaucratic Government Bullying of U.S. Citizens and Small Businesses
Expose Washington’s Money Trail and Delegate Powers Back to People and States
Drain the Globalist Swamp by Taking on International Organizations That Hurt American Citizens
DEFEND OUR POLICE
Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers
Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers
Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism
Bring Violent Extremist Groups Like ANTIFA to Justice
End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial
END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS
Block Illegal Immigrants from Becoming Eligible for Taxpayer-Funded Welfare, Healthcare, and Free College Tuition
Mandatory Deportation for Non-Citizen Gang Members
Dismantle Human Trafficking Networks
End Sanctuary Cities to Restore our Neighborhoods and Protect our Families
Prohibit American Companies from Replacing United States Citizens with Lower-Cost Foreign Workers
Require New Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially
INNOVATE FOR THE FUTURE
Launch Space Force, Establish Permanent Manned Presence on The Moon and Send the First Manned Mission to Mars
Build the World’s Greatest Infrastructure System
Win the Race to 5G and Establish a National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network
Continue to Lead the World in Access to the Cleanest Drinking Water and Cleanest Air
Partner with Other Nations to Clean Up our Planet’s Oceans
AMERICA FIRST FOREIGN POLICY
Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home
Get Allies to Pay their Fair Share
Maintain and Expand America’s Unrivaled Military Strength
Wipe Out Global Terrorists Who Threaten to Harm Americans
Build a Great Cybersecurity Defense System and Missile Defense System
DEFEND AMERICAN VALUES
Continue nominating constitutionalist Supreme Court and lower court judges
Protect unborn life through every means available
Defend the freedoms of religious believers and organizations
Support the exercise of Second Amendment rights
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