When we are weak

God protects Israel when Israel respects God. Nehemiah knew this. Why don't Israel's leaders today? For that matter, why don't Americans see that? Why listen to modern descendants of Sanballat?
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Anyone involved at any level in the patriot movement understands how corrupt our government has become. Those who are more involved are more distressed. While others who have been privy to the inner workings of government from the township level all the way up to the federal can be overwhelmed and feel hopeless. The latter group understands that the corruption we are witnessing begins with the inadequate education of our youth, is supported by the media, and is exasperated by those vowing to return sanity to government as a veil for their own brand of corruption. Indeed, the picture is grim and our ability to restore sanity is weak – especially when those that should be fighting side-by-side with us have become apathetic and content to live a cocooned life walled with ignorance and founded upon historic normalcy that no longer exists.

So, here’s the question:

Are we as hopeless and as weak as we perceive?

A family at prayer is not as weak as one might suppose.The answer to that question can be complicated but it is certainly worth exploring, for if we are hopeless and weak, then our plans for the future should be defensive as we contemplate what survival in such a situation should be. However, if we are not, then our plans should be offensive and considerably different. Logical plans for the future should be based on realistically evaluating which group we fall into. Conclusions based on these evaluations will most likely be founded upon our worldviews.

Since I can only make such an evaluation on my personal belief system that drives my personal opinions, what you will read next is based on a biblical worldview. This week I had the privilege of teaching Sunday school – a privilege that should not be taken lightly. In this case, as in many times in the past, the teacher seemed to learn as much as or more than the students. The Scripture given was from Joshua 10. It dealt with Joshua’s triumph over the five tribes that conspired against him and Gibeon. However, it wasn’t Joshua’s triumph that stood out. It was Joshua’s vulnerability in what most would consider bad odds and God’s intervention that resulted in victory. The chapter in question notes how God struck Joshua’s enemies with inexplicable fear, then pelted them with giant hailstones, and ultimately made the earth stand still. As was the case when Joshua’s army brought down the walls of Jericho, Joshua lacked the strength to accomplish the task himself but obeyed God’s command not to fear. By all accounts, Joshua was as weak as any man would be to defeat a formidable enemy. But weakness just may have been Joshua’s secret weapon. In his weakness he had no choice but to trust God. In so doing, God – not Joshua – became the Commander in Chief. And who – who can defeat Almighty God?

What weak really meansHistory is replete with incidents recording God’s intervention when mortal men are too weak to fight the good fight. Our own Revolutionary War is a good example of when a disjointed band of farmers and undisciplined militia defeated a world power. They may have been weak according to world standards, but their reliance on God made them strong. So, as this New Year approaches, be careful my dear patriot/friend. Be diligent. Do not fear, but most of all, do not look exclusively to mortal men to defeat the monster that is government. This monster will not be slain by supposedly “good” candidates or even passionate patriots – no matter how smart or well spoken they may be. Only God can win a war against such evils. And the power of God dwarfs any power this world can enlist. From this perspective, perhaps our weakness is a good thing – for when we are weak, God is strong. And who? who can stand against Almighty God? Certainly not the man now occupying the White House – even with his notorious pen and a phone; nor can Mrs. Clinton and her once impeached cohort partner in crime. The same goes for Dr. Carson, or Donald Trump, or Ted Cruz, or any other Republican candidate. They are mere mortals up against a mega-monster set on destroying the only nation standing in its way to control the world.

As Christ once said, a strong man can only be defeated by a stronger man. Restoring America and making her great again is not a job for the weak in spirit. It is a job that will require a miracle – a miracle that includes us getting out of the way of God by falling on our knees. It will also require from us what it required from Joshua – to be strong and of good courage. For Joshua this meant staying strong in spirit in spite of circumstances and maintaining courage based on his faith and trust in God. The restoration of this nation may also require from us what it required from our Founders at the time they declared their independence from tyranny – that we go forward with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence. For many, our situation is hopeless. For those that recognize our weakness but are spiritually strong and have faith in God, victory in the face of despair is only one miracle away.

Reprinted from The Daily Rant, copyright 2016 Mychal Massie. Used by permission.

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RoseAnn Salanitri is a published author and Acquisition Editor for the New Jersey Family Policy Council. She is a community activist who has founded the Sussex County Tea Party in her home state and launched a recall movement against Senator Robert Menendez. RoseAnn is also the founder of Veritas Christian Academy, as well as co-founder of Creation Science Alive, and a national creation science speaker.

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