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A Season of Gratitude

 

The below is something written primarily for a Christian prayer and support site that I participate in on facebook, All Things Through Christ.   Normally, what is written here is almost always about politics, but this article shall be one of sheer gratitude, earthly and otherwise,  which this season is not entirely off topic.    I’d be remiss therefore, if I did not share this here.   As we thank God for a President who is not at all shy about anything, we remember to thank God for His gifting us with an earthly leader who recognizes  and worships the Divinity of  God.  He does so  loudly, celebrating the birth of our ultimate leader, God the Father, Christ the Lord, His Holy Spirit.  Thank you, Lord!!  In this gift, to You, only to You Lord be the glory! 

As we celebrate the coming of Christ in the Incarnation of God through the virgin birth, remember that His coming as human flesh, was a huge part of His sacrifice for the justification of man.

“This journey of Christ began with the Incarnation. Fuller (Unity of the Bible) says that it would help to picture this as if Jesus were ‘descending a winding staircase stretching for a very long distance from the glory of heaven above far down into a world of watched misery. Each downward step in leaving this glory increased the pain Jesus underwent to pay for our sins’. His point is that ‘a good part of the severity of the punishment Jesus suffered for us consisted in coming down this staircase whose length cannot be exaggerated since it spanned the infinite distance between the Creator and the creature’.”

“Though the pain Christ suffered when He lived on earth is well known to us, it too could never be fully comprehended. He experienced the pain of deprivation, the pain of disappointment as those near to Him, failed Him, the pain of rejection and of facing hatred after He had given so much love, and finally the pain of death. Paul says, “He humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross!” (phil 2:8, biblegateway.com ) “

“That thought is an amazing paradox; The sovereign God of all creation has become obedient to the wages of sin, the last enemy of fallen humanity! But more serious than this was the eternal chasm that was bridged by His actually becoming sin for us. As Paul exclaimed, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21 biblegateway.com )

“As He hung on the cross having become sin for us, it seemed as if God the Father whose ‘eyes are too pure to look on evil; cannot tolerate wrong” (Hab 1:13 biblegateway.com) had to forsake His Son. So “Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (matt 27: 46 biblegateway.com ) Martin Luther once pondered this thought alone and at great length while He fasted. He finally arose to say, ‘God forsaken by God?…..Who can understand it’? “

The Supremacy of Christ, Ajith Fernando

All the above gives new perspective into the words of Christ Himself doesn’t it?

“Greater love has no man to give up his life for his friend.” (John 15:13)

Does man have more than his life to give? No, of course not but Jesus does. He gave up more… His Divinity, which is more of course than any man could do, which is what makes His sacrifice the justification for our sins. No one else could do it.

Hallelujah, A King is born who is Christ the Lord. Thank you Jesus.

 

The Donalds Deal with The Devil

The deal for quick approval to Hurricane Harvey Relief money President Trump made with the Democrat leadership raised the debt ceiling temporarily for 3 months, an almost worthless gift to the Democrats, No matter what Kabuki theatre the Republicans put out there, THEY will ultimately have to raise the debt ceiling for a longer period, which was true before the deal and will remain true after the next bill. He made a deal with the Rats, gave them next to nothing and got help for Harvey victims as a work around to get the aid to TX and LA as fast as possible, sending the message to those beleaguered folks that we’ve got your back. What a concept; concern for the little guy tax payer first.

He actually un-politicized the aid to Harvey victims, by getting the job done in real time. He has proven that unlike the party hacks in Republican Leadership, Trump gives a damn. Raising the debt ceiling is nearly inevitable in any case, so what did he really give up to get the money for Texas and Louisiana? Less than nothing. In making this deal he did something of course less important than aid to Harvey victims; He emphasized that a demon republican elite class is not relevant to the advancement of the Trump’s agenda, because the Elites have made themselves so.
Republicans acting like leftist Democrats make working with the literal Democrats not only not a betrayal, but necessary.

Back in 2010 when so many of us backed Allen West for congress who promised he would not vote to raise the debt ceiling, within a week of getting sworn in, he voted to raise the debt ceiling and joined the congressional black caucus. These kinds of betrayals have become a regular staple of the political diet of the American people. What is in the tap water up there in the District of Criminals? I suspect its Lithium…..or LSD…..or both; The drugs would make the politico’s totally screwed up and really happy about it.

I rest my case.

But at the same time the President sent a message to McConnell and Ryan. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and they have proven time and time again to be the enemy of the peoples agenda. Remember folks what the DC Republican crowd called the tea partiers after they got them the House and Senate? Everything BUT Nazi’s! Now we are talking betrayal.

What is stopping the GOP leadership from pushing a long term debt ceiling agreement in December? Zero. But the deal did serve to make McConnell swallow his lower lip. There is a pic in the WSJ of him with the DEM leadership and he looks like he is in total shock. Couldn’t happen to a nicer jack ass.*

From the Wall Street Journal –
“ Privately, Senate Republican aides said the deal registered as a rebuke, following a stormy summer in which Senate Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and chastised Mr. Trump for his remarks re Charlottesville. Republicans – the stupid party.”

 

*For more go to the Daily Signal and Weasel Zippers, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal and One America News Network.

Your Turn; An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

Governor Bush,

There is something more than troubling about you, Jeb Bush running for President on the heals of your brother, your father and lets not forget great grandfather (about 7 times I guess) Franklin Pierce on your mother’s side.  We fought a war so we could avoid the isolation of power in ad infinitum samples of the same gene pool.  Its just not healthy.    

No, its not like you are the spawn of Elvis, or an Osmond,or a Marx brother but you not exactly a member of New Kids on The Block, either. They can sing. They would at least
bring new blood to the office.

You’re not even a Wahlberg, or a Jonas brother for that matter. In other words, Jeb, you and George W should have arm wrestled for the opportunity back in the day and at least one would have walked away with dignity.  There is something unsettling, even desperate about your choice to run for President.  We know Mom liked you best, but since you are running now, will Marvin run in 2024?  Or why not for that matter let Dorothy Bush Koch run instead?  The left would love that one.  

She and Hillary could mud wrestle instead of debate.  Talk about must-see TV!  

Rumer already has it that when you speak, Hillary’s lips move.  

Your running is almost an insult to the rest of America.  After all, one of us should be able to grow up and be President, too.   

Defending Our Nation

Last evening the American people were yet again treated to a performance given by President Obama. His speech used the usual collection of patriotic catch phrases to win over the audience to his much anticipated “strategy” for ending the genocide in the middle east. It was not a strategy. It was a political check list. Consult with Congress, check. Consult with UN, check. Consult with military advisers, oops.

His robot-like persona struggled uncomfortably to use American euphemisms in the right context. Think Mork from Ork on meth. Thirteen years after September 11 he remains incapable of projecting an understanding of American culture and honor. If he’s got it, he’s doing a hell of a job of hiding it.

Note to constitutional professor: America is a republic. Mysteriously they didn’t teach that anywhere between the madrasah and Harvard. Pretty sure they taught it at one of Sarah Palins alma maters. Read the text in parcels; spare yourself the audio. Only so much pomposity and pretense can be digested at one sitting.

He’s no FDR. This was no fireside chat. It was a campaign promise. It was a gift for those Democrat incumbents struggling to hold on to their Senate seats in Novembers mid term elections. THIS is his priority. Avoiding telegraphing his punches to a deadly enemy for the safety and success of our military is not.

Its purposes were devoid of connection to the realistic needs of a REPUBLIC under threat. His dishonesty & duplicity was breathtaking;

“And our own safety, our own security, depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation and uphold the values that we stand for –- timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the Earth.”

versus

“It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.”

The speech was not aimed at inspiring fears in the violent, but to reassure his base that he is not “restarting a ‘finished’ war”. His interest in allowing American families to sleep at night is non-existent. He tells us that we are living in a time of “great change”.

Like we’re not aware. They’ll be two more years of this, if we survive.

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