So the elections are over and like any other election there are those who are satisfied with the results because there person won and there are those who are dissatisfied because there person lost. And that is the beauty of this country and our right to free elections. What breaks my heart about this election though is the violence that has taken place because the Democratic candidate lost. Never in the history of this country’s elections has anything like this ever taken place, and because of this instead of our country being looked up to we are now the laughing stock of the world.
When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States not once but twice, conservatives and Republicans were very upset and disappointed and even furious that this man was elected. Yet there was no violence, no burning of businesses, no trashing of cars, no killing of policemen, no beating on people because they voted for Obama, no protests in the streets, no name-calling, no smashing of windows.
What there was, was acceptance that the democratic process that we enjoy in this country, that so many men and women fought for and died for; “a free election” once again worked and showed the world that democracy works! Unfortunately it was all destroyed in this election by the Democratic liberals and again I repeat we are now the laughing stock of the world!
What I personally am happy about is that our new president, Donald Trump is doing exactly what he promised the people he would do, even with all the opposition going on in this country! Though he has not been in office very long he is doing what no other politician I know of in my 67 years has done; he is doing what he promised the people he would do during his campaign!Which leads me to the key point and the title of this blog JEREMIAH 29!
In Jeremiah 29 God is speaking to the nation and the people of Israel through the prophet Jeremiah. God through the prophet Jeremiah reminds the people of Israel how he brought them out of bondage after they were in slavery for 400 years and the reason they went into slavery in the first place was because they turned to false gods and quit following God’s laws. But when the people repented and turned back to God as a nation he blessed them and freed them and brought them out of captivity. But once again the nation of Israel and the people of Israel turned their backs on God and started worshiping false gods once again and allowed the false gods to be worshiped within the borders of Israel. Because of this God tells Israel He is putting them back into bondage under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon for a period of 70 years. But if they turn back to God and worship only Him as the one true God and obey His laws He will bring them out of slavery and make them a free people and a blessed nation once again.
Of course we know that this message was not just meant for Israel in the Old Testament times but carries through to the present time and to each and every one of us who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Since the beginning of this great nation God has blessed us because we followed His word and founded this nation on the principles of the Bible. But slowly in the last 50 years we have turned our backs on God, kicked Him out of our schools, our government, our homes and yes even our churches! He warns us that because we have done this He will take His hand of protection off of us and judgment will fall upon us and we have seen this happening before our very eyes. I believe that our new president Donald Trump is trying to do the right thing by putting God back into our nation, our government, our homes, and our churches. I believe if we give him a chance to do this God will put his hand of protection back over our country and once again bless us and make us great. But if we fail to bring God back into our country we will come under God’s judgment and this country will be destroyed. Jeremiah 29:11 – 13 says “For I know the plans I have for you says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. I will be found by you says the LORD.” If we turn back to the Lord he will hear us individually and as a nation and will bless us; which means getting rid of abortion (we have murdered almost to 70 million babies since Roe V Wade), an entire generation of people! And it means reversing the laws on homosexual marriages and reversing our acceptance that homosexuality is okay. God clearly states that homosexuality is not just sin but it’s an abomination in His eyes. In the Old Testament it was obvious that both the sinner and the sin were hated Leviticus 18:22& Leviticus 20:13, Deuteronomy 23:17 & 18, Judges 19:20 – 25 and Psalms 81:12 tells us God commanded the Israelites were to stone to death any homosexual. God placed homosexuality on the same level as having sex with an animal and committing idolatry (worshiping false gods) which were also punishable by death. God says “He is a jealous God and He will not have any other gods before Him” (Exodus 20:5). Throughout the Scriptures God repeats over and over again He is the only true God there are no other gods!
Genesis 19:1 – 8 God clearly states that marriage is sacred and it’s between a man and a woman, not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. It is the first law that God gave us over 2000 years before the 10 Commandments were given to Moses on Mount Sinai.
In the New Testament God sent His Son, Jesus, to show us His love for us and dying on the cross for our sin. In the New Testament we see a change where we are no longer to hate the sinner and the sin, but to love the sinner but still hate the sin. Love can never accept sin as being okay. Love and sin cannot go hand-in-hand. Romans 1:20 – 32 states “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanliness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the Lie (Satan), and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness covetousness maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice these things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
The only way this country has a chance of not being destroyed as I see it through the Scriptures is to turn back to God as a nation, bringing Christ back into our schools, our churches, our homes, our government, getting rid of the abominations of abortion (the murdering of innocent babies) and homosexuality, and the need to get rid of the pagan religions and false gods in this country and worship Jesus Christ and Him alone as the one and only true God! Only then will we have peace in this country, and the blessings promised by God to any nation that honors Him as Lord and stands up for and defends the nation of Israel and the Jewish race which are God’s chosen people.