ACTION ALERT-- SOMETHING YOU CAN DO
11 months ago| political
Friday, January 11, 2013
ACTION ALERT--Something you can do
I receive hundreds of emails wanting me to tell Jot readers what to do. My approach is that the Lord should tell you what to do once you understand the issue and are equipped to deal with it. I will depart from that this first time ever to give you an idea of something that may be very effective and is an easy thing to do. Now I understand that many Christians do not believe in public/political action. To those, I say that you ought to follow God rather than men. We are to overcome evil with good, occupy till the return of Christ, make disciples, be salt and light, and a multitude of other verses. The Apostles in the early church took on the most powerful political system on earth and defeated it with just the Sword of the Spirit. But it took prayer and action, and many of them were killed nonetheless.
If Christians do not stand against the unrighteous, evil will overcome good. And nations are held accountable--not just you as an individual. There are many verses in the Bible that point to this. Examples: Psalm 9:17, "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget YHVH." Proverb 29:2, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn." If this government of our country is allowed to abolish our civil rights, there will be no quarter, especially for the Christian. Most of us cannot even imagine the suffering and injustices that absolute governmental power would bring upon us, our children and the generations to come. We can wax noble and speak spiritual cliches, but ask a Christian in China, or one who survived the Soviet Union, or a Christian in Iran.
Make no mistake, we are in a fight for future souls. God blessed and prospered this nation for His purposes. Now we are divided between the wicked and the righteous, between darkness and light, a struggle between the unjust and the just. Unfortunately, far too many are so heavenly minded they are no earthly good. Those who know the truth and act on it will have great reward. Those who are luke warm will be as like vomit. So it is time to wake up. I really like what the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 13:12, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light."
The enemy's plan is to use the emotions of people through terrible crisis to scuttle our civil rights and render us ineffective for kingdom purposes--not that we need much help as our apathy and self indulgence is assisting this plan nicely. Notwithstanding, it is time to stand. The tip of the spear is to take away the 2nd Amendment or render it meaningless. If this is done, other Constitutional guarantees are easy marks. Whether you believe in gun ownership or not, this is not the true issue. The true issue is cracking the foundation so the entire Constitution is rendered totally interpretive by whomever is in power.
One thing we can do is suggested by Jot reader Rhonda Welsch, who says your local Sheriff's Department is the highest law enforcement authority in the land. We can start locally and secure our communities by commitments that if the federal government comes against the Bill of Rights, our local law enforcement will not support it. Here is a letter she originated and I modified that could be used to gain such commitment. My suggestion is to have many sign it, send it privately, print it publicly in the newspaper--buy an ad if you need to--begin to start a groundswell at the local level to meet the tidal wave from the federal level.
Dear Sheriff [Name],
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As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in [Name of County] County your oath of office is to preserve, protect and defend the local, state, and/or federal Constitution. I/We would like to know if you will honor your oath by refusing to enforce Federal rules, regulations and directives that violate the Constitution of the United States.
As you are aware, the federal government is considering ways to attack the right to bear arms, in particular, the "shall not be infringed" clause of the Second Amendment. This would suppress the rights of law abiding citizens to own guns and protect their person and families. It is fact that in areas where the strictest gun control measures are implemented, crime and gun-related deaths rise and your job is made even more difficult.
As the electorate, the people of [Name of County] County are your employer and we expect you to represent our Constitutional rights in the face of an overreaching federal government. I/We would like to know if you are given an order that violates the Constitution, will you honor your oath or will you do as directed by the President of the United States.
[Your name or Many Signatures]
11 months ago
This may be one way to stir the pot peacefully and gain an understanding where your local officials stand. I realize I do not usually do these sort of things, but many of you have asked. I think this is a good first step. Do with it what you will.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
11 months ago
gO FOR IT rHONDA!