Vox Populi

Vox Populi  is a Latin term .Simply translated it  means” Voice of the people”. This term is from a song of the same name by a popular band called 30 Seconds to Mars , and while I’m not a fan of their political and religious views , I do love this song… It talks of  a “Call to Arms” and “A time to go to war” which is exactly where we are right here in our very own country. Not a physical war ,but a war being waged none the less..A battle being brought by the morally bankrupt in America who by the delusion of unearned entitlements and rights , look to  destroy  all that is righteous and good… So this is My call to war – will you answer?

The latest poles suggest that the voice of the people of America has not been heard ,but has in fact fallen on deaf ears. 52% of America polled said that they disapprove of the controversial “Obamacare” issue that today , was made law…

I am part of that 52% , and I have not been heard…. So how should I respond?

It may not be what you think…

You see , I am a Conservative ,but not a Republican…not anymore. I don’t believe that with what has been demonstrated by politicians of EITHER party , that EITHER party has it right..not for a long time.However –  before I am a Conservative  , before I am an American ,  before I am ANYTHING …I am a Christian , a subject to the King of Kings and under the rule HIS Benevolent Monarchy. So  rather than rest on MY thoughts on the topic – I will cling to God and what HE says FIRST…because I am Second…so it’s not MY voice that’s really important here..

Sadly , this will not be the decision of most . Especially conservatives…even ones who “call” themselves Christians…They will lash out ,with empty words of anger just further fueling the fire for those who seek to tear us down. This is demonstrated over and over by over zealous “Pseudo-Christians” that use Gods words to promote an agenda that has nothing to do with God ,but rather fear or doubt.

You see , when we lash out over the politics of men ,we prove just how much we don’t trust in our God.

Mathew 6 :25-34

25  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

So where is YOUR  trust ? Where is YOUR  faith? … I can only answer for me ,but if you call yourself Christian – it’s not found in uproar …its not found in protest..

Its found in obedience.

The Book of Romans  says in chapter 13 verse 1  says” Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God”.

Also in 1 Peter 2:13-17 it says “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood….. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

So though my voice was not heard today along with 52% of the people of America , I will NOT lash out.. I will not protest …I WILL be subject to the laws of the land…

And when the law goes into effect , I will OBEY…not because it’s what I want ..but it’s what I should do as a Christian man who is desperately fighting a battle ..A battle that is fueled by trust and faith that my God is in control and NO MATTER THE OUTCOME …

…Because the outcome could be bad…but maybe  ,just maybe this is what we have ASKED for?

Hmmmmm…Back to the war…

You see , until this country stops blaming “the other guy” for all of our woes, and starts taking PERSONAL accountability for our OWN choices we will continue to erode as a nation …The fact that God IS in control should instill in us a reverent fear and awe of him , because we have become a Godless country that has taken him out of nearly everything… Maybe , things are what they are because we have ASKED for it….

The movement to remove God and his statues has been in motion a lot longer than you and I have been around.. As the saying goes ,an elephant can’t be eaten in one bite, but over time it can be eaten one bite at a time… The morally bankrupt of this nation have been eating at it for years and have finally consumed most of it by demanding undeserved entitlements and rights …

Because this is” America” were tolerance is preached by the immoral majority, but preaching of the moral is no longer tolerated …  So this is My Call to Arms –

Rise up… 

Rise up Christian men and lead your families and communities in SPITE of harsh opposition we will face(1 Thessalonians 2:1-2)..

Speak boldly the things of God(Ephesians 6:20) ,but speak them with kindness and love so that we may show people who God REALLY is(1 Corinthians 13:1).

Lead by being obedient to the laws of the land and show God that your faith is in HIM and not men..(Mathew 6:25-34)

Lead by NOT lashing out at our liberal friends but rather be an example of what a TRUE Soldier of Christ is – A  humble SERVANT (Philippians 2:5)

Together – our voice WILL be heard…but not through the roar of anger ,but through the love of Christ … Because actions are ALWAYS louder than words… ALWAYS.

Vox Populi

This is a call to arms, gather soldiers
Time to go to war
This is a battle song, brothers and sisters
Time to go to war

Did you ever believe?
Were you ever a dreamer?
Ever imagine heart open and free?
Did you ever deny?
Were you ever a traitor?
Ever in love with your blood lust and need?  * –(has this not been all of us at some point?)

This is a call to arms, gather soldiers
Time to go to war
This is a battle song, brothers and sisters
Time to go to war

Ever want to be free?
Do you even remember?
Want to be God and devil like me? * (this too has been all of us at some point)
Ever want to just stop?
Do you want to surrender?
Or fight for victory?

Here we are at the start, I can feel the beating of our
hearts
Here we are at the start…

Darkness falls, here comes the rain to wash away the
past and the names
Darkness falls, here comes the rain to end it all, the
blood and the game

Far, far away in a land that time can’t change
Long, long ago in a place of hearts and ghosts

This is a call to arms, gather soldiers
Time to go to war (Far, far away…)
This is a battle song, brothers and sisters
Time to go to war (Long, long ago…)
This is a call to arms, gather soldiers
Time to go to war (Far, far away…)
This is a battle song, brothers and sisters
Time to go to war

This is a call to arms, This is a battle song,

Draw your own conclusions..I have drawn mine… and with that , a line in the sand.

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2 Boards , 3 Nails.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a masterpiece of modern engineering. It is a 1.7 mile expanse of steel, wire, and rivets, spanning the gap between the city of San Francisco and neighboring Marin County across the bay. The Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Taking four years to complete, construction began on January 5, 1933. The bridge opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937, and to cars the next day.

It took 83,000 tons of steel, nearly 60,000 strands of wire (which, if stretched out, would measure nearly 80,000 miles!), and more than 600,000 rivets in each of the towers to build it.

According to Daniel Mohn, the bridge’s former chief engineer who co-authored a book about the span, one of the bridge’s original designers said on opening day in 1937, `I present to you a bridge that will last forever.’

Application:

83,000 tons of steel and 80,000 miles of wire masterfully engineered to span a gap of 1.7 miles is an impressive feat, to say the least. But more impressive still is the infinite gap between a holy God and sinful man that was spanned with only two boards and three nails. A bridge that TRULY , will last forever.

“Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18). “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 3:12).

Something to think about…

The invitation to study the bible is STILL open…. 😉