Our freedoms are God-given, not state-given, not authorized by some elected official with Emperor envy. We are His, not his.
By Pastor Ed Evans
President Barack Hussein Obama is on record as having told his supporters that if he doesn't win the Presidential election in November there will be fighting in the streets. Spoken as a double-edged sword, this was said to his supporters as an urging for more supportive action, but the intention was undoubtedly also for the ears of his opponents, his detractors.
"Take the hint, don't make trouble," is the unspoken warning. But they are Pres. Obama's opponents, his detractors for reasons none of them takes lightly. For they have seen active threats to their religious freedoms, frightening threats to their longevity and health through political agendas, threats to their God-given freedoms represented by their Constitutional First and Second Amendment rights. They have seen the law of the land trampled upon, causing death and destruction in some cases, wars expanded, military respect mocked and embarrassed. They have seen the America they grew up in depicted as something to be shunned and changed through social experimentation. They have seen morals and integrity pummeled and questioned at the highest levels. They have been told that their President and those they themselves elected "know best." They have been made to understand that author George Orwell's "1984" assertion that "some people are more equal than others" has come to be a truly bitter pill to be accepted and swallowed. For those who are more equal "know best." And this "experiment" regarding individual rights will soon be over, to be accepted for the good of the state.
However, those who would rule by tyrannical power never understand that those who have tasted freedom will never give it up lightly, even at the cost of their lives and their livelihood. It is not nearly so much that free men hate what they see before them, but that they love so dearly what is taking shelter behind them.
This Sunday, Pastors in their churches across America must ignore the threat of the IRS regarding involvement in politics and preach the complete word of the Living God. For He, the Living God, the Creator, He meant us to be free. He still means us to be free.
Governmental threats regarding preaching on political evils, threats that violate the God-given rights of the U.S. Constitution are but mists in the winds of time as compared to the standing truth of the Living God. We must, we must obey God rather than men.
Such innuendo from the left that speaks of dissolving tax-free statuses, of prison terms, of claims "there will be blood", need have no meaning whatsoever for men and women already covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. He is our God, and we are His. "Be still and know that I am God," says the Creator to the Created. Upon that we must stand.