A Time for Action

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 acknowledges that to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. America has generally had a long season of peace and comfort at home, too peaceful and too comfortable for too many, because while we rested the enemy stealthily grew within our borders like mold and mildew on a neglected north wall. Whether a wall or a nation, continued neglect will result in destruction. Now has come upon Americans a time for annoyance and aggravation, inconvenience and irritation; a time to fight.

For those paying attention, it is clear that the nation is in crisis. There is a battle between good and evil, between truth and lies that is reaching a tipping point. Children are becoming adults who do not know a time without the corruption seen and heard on television, radio, internet, billboards, at schools, libraries, movie theaters, or home; or displayed by government officials. Obviously there is a need for action, but what action should or can be taken?

Since the enemy is making so many inroads, perhaps we can study its methods and use them against it (use its methods that are not evil in and of themselves that is). The enemy is dedicated. It is willing to sacrifice time, money (generally other people’s money), and effort. One particular tactic of the enemy concerns elections. Simply put, it cheats. This tactic should not be countered with more cheating, but with observation and verification of the registration process and the vote. As mentioned before, this takes time, money, and effort. We can become poll workers or just observe and document from a suitable place. We can’t leave it to others to assure an honest election.https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-a-poll-worker/

Whatever platform God has given us, let us use it to spread truth. Pastors and preachers have been given a tremendous platform to warn and advise vast numbers of people across the nation on a weekly or more often basis. Teachers likewise have a special opportunity to counteract the lies of the enemy in the minds of their students. They may have to be subtle, but they can get the message across through words, pictures, and creative thinking. Wherever we are, we have some sort of influence with others.

We have to be aware and involved in the goings on in our community, our state, our country, and the world. Lies have to be sifted from truth and the darkness exposed (Ephesians 5:11), especially where popular news organizations are concerned. Christian news organizations are more reliable sources than the secular. People who believe in the truth of God’s Word found in the Bible are much more credible than those who favor killing babies, who are against protecting our country’s borders, who believe in an economic system of debt, and who promote the lie that there can be other sexes than just male and female. https://onenewsnow.com/https://www.mrc.org/

There may still be time to change the course of destruction the country is on by speaking truth, teaching truth, and getting involved with government. If not, then just around the corner lurks the realization of violent conflict. This reality has been played out many times in many places, and even now we are seeing previews of it across the country. https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-church-scene-shooting-sunday-report/story?id=50945596

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOL_ommK3qg

https://afr.net/podcasts/the-hamilton-minute/2018/december/pastor-arrested/

Action armed with truth is an effective offense against action armed with deceit. First we must clothe ourselves with Truth. That is, we must rid ourselves of untruth by turning from sin, trusting that Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross for our sins, and put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). We can fight the enemy now with truth and action or we can fight the enemy later with weapons of bloodshed. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/we_fight_now_or_the_socialists_win.html

https://www.biblegateway.com/

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