People who know me know that one thing I absolutely refuse to do is back down from speaking the truth. That strong stance naturally brings with it a great deal of conflict and I have experienced plenty in my time following the Lord since ’96. Most of us don’t like conflict, but we should never be afraid to speak the truth and debate issues. Whether it be social, political, theological, or whatever other topic there might be, we need to be able to freely discuss what we believe and why. Our freedom of speech here in America is a precious right that we should never forsake! Use that freedom for God’s glory and don’t be afraid to speak the truth!
The last few days I have been blessed to have conversations with several people that do not agree with me on theological and political issues. Not only have these conversations given me the opportunity to speak truth to crucial issues regarding the Gospel and politics, but it has also sharpened me. Conflict produces pressure and out of that fire of disagreement we grow in ways that we can’t without conflict. Out of the one disagreement I ended up writing from 4 p.m. Friday afternoon until 2 a.m. Saturday morning, then I got up before 8 a.m. and edited it for another 2 hours before finally publishing it. That post was titled “Jesus Died For The Sins Of The Whole World,” and it is possibly the strongest post the Lord has ever written through me in defense of the Gospel. I might not have ever written a post like that had I not experienced the conflict, so I praise God for that disagreement! By the way, that is why I have been resting the last couple days, but I’m rested now and today’s post is also going to be bold (and a bit longer than usual).
The photo below is what it has felt like the last few days. Our daughter got a great photo of three bucks butting heads the other day. Great shot sweetheart! I’ve never seen three bucks go at it like that! Hilarious!
The Apostle Paul was no stranger to conflict. Just read his letter to the church at Galatia. It is a bold admonishment and he knew it would produce conflict, but he also knew it was necessary conflict that would help the church grow in the truth. Paul was fully aware that his letter was going to shake things up and he was not afraid of displeasing men.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Just like Paul, we should speak the truth and not fear being challenged. Preach the truth of God’s Word boldly and don’t back down! God’s Word will defend itself and He will give you the words to say by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit the Lord gave us is powerful, not timid! I feel the Lord inside of me like a lion! Jesus is the Lion of Judah and when He comes back, which will be very soon, He will not be riding on a donkey! He will be coming back in great power and glory and every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, amen!
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7
We are in a tremendously crucial election year in 2020 and I will continue to speak bold truth to power regarding political and social issues in my country. I am not ever going to just lay down and let evil win. We must fight the good fight and stand firm in God’s Word! We do not need to fear conflict. We do not need to fear being challenged, disliked, or even hated. Jesus told us the world would hate those who believe in Him.
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.”
Jesus speaking in John 15:18-21
It’s no surprise that the world does not want to hear the truth of God’s Word spoken over societal issues and it’s no surprise when they hate us. Keep standing up and speaking the truth anyway. Our Lord has commanded us to go, so we go!
Never back down from speaking the truth! Yes, we must speak the truth in love, but please remember that those who hate God are doing everything they can to label God’s Word hate speech. They are doing everything they can in our country to label anyone who speaks God’s truth as hateful, even when it is spoken in love. God’s Word is not hate speech and those of us who preach His Word are not hateful. God is love and His truth is loving.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
1 John 3:16
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”
1 John 4:14-16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16
Saying abortion is murder is not hate speech. It is loving truth to protect our beautiful babies! Saying there are only two genders, male and female, and marriage is only between one man and one woman is not hate speech. It is loving truth that leads to a moral and healthy society in harmony with God’s order. The gay agenda is depraved and immoral and it has caused great sin and confusion in our country. We will not ever agree with their sin and it should not be forced on our children in the schools! Homosexuality is a sin and we must warn society that those who live that way will not inherit the kingdom.
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
I’m also going to speak boldly about my support for Trump. I am well beyond fed up with all the lies from the left! It is not racist to protect your borders and it has nothing to do with xenophobia! Please stop listening to the filth on CNN! Trump is not a racist and never has been. Like Floyd Mayweather Jr. said back in 2017, “You never heard anything about Donald Trump being racist until he ran for president.” That’s because liberals and their liberal media created that lie!
Trump doesn’t hate women either. That was another lie to stir up hate. That’s all they ever say! They don’t have any truthful facts to back up their lies, so they shout, “Xenophobia! Racist! Misogynist!” That is where all your race baiting hatred is coming from. It’s not coming from Trump or the American patriots who support him! I am not a racist, never have been, and I would never support a racist! The hate is coming from a liberal media that hates Trump, our Constitution, and our country. What’s sad is that even some Christians have fallen for their lies and they go around saying the same lies.
The liberal media, with CNN at the helm, whipped up hatred and violence with all their lies and they continue to lie about Trump every day. They refuse to report the truth about the great things he has done for our country even when the healing and progress is staring everyone right in the face! CNN is nothing but a liberal anti-American propaganda machine that spews lies and hatred 24/7 365 days per year.
Trump is not a racist for protecting our country. Praise God he is strengthening our borders! God’s Word says, “love always protects.” Every country must maintain its national sovereignty. We must resist the globalists and their one world government!
Yes, we know the last days are near and we know eventually there will be a global government that is ruled by the anti-Christ, but that does not mean we just give up! No, we press on in Jesus and fight for righteousness! We don’t know the times or dates of the end and to the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day, so we must keep fighting the good fight in our time! Nothing is impossible for God! He can give us more time to push back evil and give our children a peaceful future! I have two children that I love with all my heart and as long as I’m alive I will do everything I can to fight for their freedom and right to live in peace and righteousness in this great country we love!
There is nothing xenophobic about protecting our borders! Normal immigration is not the issue. America has always welcomed peaceful immigrants looking for a better life. The globalists (like Soros and his NGOs) are working to tear down borders and they are using mass immigration from hostile countries as a Trojan horse invasion because they want to cause chaos and destroy our country and Europe. Why? Because they want a one world government that will be run by the devil! That is the real issue and we must stand against it! It’s about the spiritual war we are in between Heaven and hell!
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Socialism and communism are an atheist scourge on the earth and it must never be allowed to rule America! The globalists are using socialism to achieve their new world order goals. The liberals who are pushing so hard for socialism with all their anti-American rhetoric better take a long hard look at California. That is what they want for the whole country and it’s sickening! We can’t have socialists running America! They had their shot for 8 years and they just about ruined our country!
I pray the Lord spreads revival in our great country! I love my country with all my heart and I will continue to fight for righteousness and fight the good fight in 2020! I will be voting for Trump again because he truly loves this country and he has been a man of his word despite all the lies and attacks from the liberal dominated anti-American leftist media. I didn’t vote for Trump because he is some super Christian. He is learning and growing in his knowledge of the Lord and he is an imperfect sinner saved by grace just like the rest of us. I voted for him because he honors God, he is a real American who loves our country, he speaks the truth about the globalists and he has the grit to fight them, and he speaks the truth about what America needs and can actually get it done!
I pray for our President daily. The Lord is using him as a battering ram against the new world order and I love it! Praise God we have a president that is a real American President who is actually fulfilling promises and making moves that benefit our country!
Like how he got rid of the globalist scheme to de-industrialize America called NAFTA and he wrote up a new deal called the USMCA that actually re-industrializes America, creates jobs, and makes trade fair for our country for the first time in almost 30 years! We don’t need the globalist “free trade” that was designed to crush our economy! We need Trump’s fair trade plan! Look at how many companies and jobs have come back to our country since he was elected. He is fixing everything that the last president tried to destroy, but you will never hear any of this in the leftist controlled mainstream media!
Trump also fixed the healthcare disaster that the last president caused! He protected our pre-existing conditions and he terminated the unconstitutional and very socialist individual mandate. The last administration flat out lied and it ended up that it was all a big insurance scam to make them all rich. Not only could we not keep our doctors, they flat out ruined our healthcare system! We lost our doctors and the prices went sky high! Don’t ever forget how terrible socialist healthcare truly was! Praise God that He used Trump to fix it!
Socialism does not work! Socialism is not about “sharing the wealth” as they say. It is a scheme to consolidate and control all the wealth into the hands of tyrants who desire to inflict poverty and suffering on the people. It has and always will be a bridge to tyranny! America is not a socialist country and by God’s grace may we always fight to keep it that way! This is the land of the free and the home of the brave and the socialists are never going to take this country as long as real American patriots stand up and fight back!
I also greatly appreciate that Trump has strengthened the economy, and he appointed judges that will uphold the Constitution! He also strengthened the military and he is letting them do their jobs. No more Benghazi’s on his watch! We are also energy independent and America is now the number 1 producer of oil and natural gas in the world! We have never needed Middle Eastern oil and should have never used it in the first place. Praise God we are free of it! The Lord has blessed our country with a leader who honors Him, and our country in turn is being blessed!
Trump even recognized Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel and he moved our embassy there! Talk about honoring God! Praise God!!!
“Looking around and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see. If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold onto your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first.
The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.”
-Donald Trump speaking to U.N. General Assembly in New York Sept. 24, 2019
Trump is not a globalist traitor like the last president. He is a real American who truly loves this country and he is fighting hard to uphold our Constitution and keep us a sovereign nation! He has honored God and given Him glory in the White House, he invites Christians to the White House for prayer and discussion, and it was awesome when he rebuked the last president by declaring that America is indeed a Christian nation! The last president is a traitor and he had some wicked audacity speaking death over America like he did! Praise God we have a President who is not afraid to speak the name of Jesus and give Him glory! Seriously, we should be praising God and praying for the man!
The impeachment was a total hoax filled with lies and false accusations! They can’t move forward with their phony articles of impeachment because the whole thing is a lie! They have done everything they can to stop and remove our President and they have failed miserably at every turn. Trump is in office by God’s hand and power and he isn’t going anywhere! The impeachment has become so pathetic that even top Democrats are saying it’s time to give it up and move on now. Amen to that!
We must honor God to retain His hand of blessing on our country! Going down the dark road of atheism and socialism only leads to destruction and death. People must repent! For example, stop murdering babies and passing laws to even murder babies outside the womb! How is that any different than King Herod or Pharaoh? It’s not any different! It’s the same sin and same evil causing it in our time and our country is even worse with it! Our country has institutionalized murdering babies even to the point of selling their body parts!
Trump de-funded Planned Parenthood!!! Praise God!!! We have a President who stands up for God and protects our beautiful babies! What an amazing difference from the evil stance of the last president! Praise God we have a President who is seeking righteousness and bringing blessing on America! May the Lord bless him with wisdom to continue leading our nation in a way that honors God, may the Lord protect him and his family, and may the Lord bless our country and keep him in office for 4 more years!
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the
the people he chose for his inheritance.”
The liberal agenda is full of sin and death and we must fight against it! We must fight the good fight and never give up! We must pray for revival in our country and fight for our country to be righteous! Let us show God that we love Him and we desire His guidance and blessing on our country!
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12
This country and the whole world needs to hear the truth of God’s Word. They need to hear it spoken over every issue we are dealing with in our time. People must hear the truth, or else all they will hear are the lies coming from those who hate God!
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
Jesus praying in John 17:17
I’m not going to back down from speaking the truth. It’s not wrong for Christians to speak truth to power and I strongly disagree with anyone who says that Christians should stay silent on political issues. I greatly appreciate people like Franklin Graham who speak God’s truth to power. John the Baptist was arrested and beheaded because he told King Herod it was not lawful for him to have his brother’s wife. Talk about bold!
I don’t fear conflict. Jesus is Lord and I am ready to die for Him if necessary. In fact, that would be a great honor! I trust in God and pray that He will use me to speak the truth in love for His glory. I hope you do the same!
Grace and peace to you all!