My Dog in the Revolution

Picture 182Before someone takes something from my words that aren’t supposed to be there, allow me to assure you, I have no political dog in the fight.

What is it I ramble of here? Political isles… reds and blues… Democrats, Republicans, and whatever hosts of growing names are available today. I’m not affiliated with any of them, and to be perfectly honest, find all of them lacking virtue. I’m not much of a fan of the “lesser of two evils” philosophy.

Each of the two primary parties have had a multitude of opportunities to do what is morally right, and yet we digress. When I speak of a revolution, I am not siding with a party. Truth be known, the parties only do what their supporters demand anyway.

At some point, this series has to begin to travel the path of reality. We don’t have a political problem in America near as much as we are experiencing the effects of spiritual death. The Constitution that our Founding Fathers graced us with puts all power in the hands of the people. Technically, when we groan about the activity in Washington, we are really doing a self-evaluation of ourselves as a whole.

Here’s the bottom line. There are now more people in our nation whose principles and values are radically different from mine than there are those who are like-minded. Therefore, their people get into office and mine hold blue collar jobs. America is becoming what its majority wants it to be. As much as I dislike that, the will of the people is coming to pass.

I use the term “Revolution” as a simple attention-getter. In reality, a recent commenter said it best, “We could be singing ‘Revolution’ in the church.” And in greater reality, that’s where this thing will be fixed if it is to be fixed at all.

Maybe I’m still old school enough to believe God when He says, “If My people, who are called by My Name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chr 7:14)” As goes the Church… so goes the world (Billy Ray Jackson).

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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11 Responses to My Dog in the Revolution

  1. 2 Chronicles 7:14 has never been more needed than it is now . . . but I rather fancy things are going to get worse.

    We are one day closer!

  2. I agree about the lesser of two evils as a choice. I wonder why they call them “parties.” they ought to be called, bashers, opposites, book-ends, anything but parties. Maybe they mean part-ees, they seem to be apart on everything.

  3. ccragamuffin says:

    I am reading through Bible for Lent…and traveling through The One Story at such a quick pace has helped me to see connecting events in a clearer way. Throughout Kings, and Chronicles, and Wisdom books, and now into the Prophets, is written that the rises and fall of the governments OF God’s people, and the governing OVER God’s people, is an extension of the sovereignty of God. To embrace the libertarian contempt for all government may be to disdain the hand of God. BUT I am equally uneasy over the unofficial establishment of the current First Church of American Nationalism that seems to confuse political party activity with the work of the Kingdom of God. A balanced approach is hard to find. “As goes the Church… so goes the world”…yes …but let’s look even closer… as goes the child of God, so goes the church. If my people…means me. I am praying for you as you crystallize your thoughts and search for the best words to present them…a voice in the wilderness is much needed. And more cool songs…

    • mtsweat says:

      “Blessed be the balanced indeed.” …I’m in trouble. When you see the next song in the works, you’ll probably never encourage me to do so again. 🙂 Blessings CC!

  4. lambskinny says:

    Where the world is “fixed ” is on the Cross. Many blessings, MT. – Carley

  5. πίστις says:

    YES! One has but to take a good look around to see that the “will of the people” is responsible for what is happening in this country. However, mixed in with that is the will of the elite, money talks and it talks louder than we do.
    Some would say that this is a wrong attitude, I don’t think so. What is happening, especially the few ruling the many is all spelled out in the Bible.It will get much worse then this.
    We need to be teaching the truth of God, and let the rest fall where it may!

    Blessings to you Mike
    Greg

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