…. America is headed Towards becoming more Theocratic in my humble opinion. Based on the Dynamic assumption of “us” the entitled and The Godly, versus “them” the ungodly subjects punishable by “us” The Godly, the “them” in this equation become objects of Correction. It seems to me that the “us” have faith in their god-given entitlement that they can Define, constitute, reconstitute, what it means to be Godly. I think they have presumed The exclusive right to put their people in positions of power and and this has become what they assume is their god-given mandate. Salvation of our Nation, by their definition, is de facto turning everything over to an oligarchic style of rule where the end justify the means.
Indeed all areas of society, government, business, the arts, media, education, religion, medicine, family are becoming more demonic as the Trump era moves forward in time.
bringing about the kingdom of the Antichrist is now more than ever a hideous reality. One can see it being deployed day by day in appointments of mediocre, Craven, duplicitous grifters and executive orders being perpetrated by this Rogue demagogue leader approved by the Evangelical right.
the Evangelical right is only a pawn in their game in my humble opinion. nevertheless the new fascists are taking pages and chapters out of fundamentalist Playbook!! this movement has many Tentacles involving An extensive network of preachers, politicians, congregations, Global corporations and fascist autocracies. our country is eroding rapidly into a place where the so-called Godly rule and everyone else obeys on threat of exclusion and social death.
Looking East lyrics by Jackson Browne
At the edge of my country, my back to the sea, looking east
Where the search for the truth is conducted with a wink and a nod
And where power and position are equated with the grace of God
These times are famine for the soul while for the senses it’s a feast
From the edge of my country, as far as you see, looking east
By comparison when one is in communion on a daily basis with the Holy Spirit one’s appointments are divine in my humble opinion. One is aware that one has only this moment to choose to do the next right thing, only this moment to persuade to be merciful, to choose peaceful means, only this unique opportunity to love and be aware of the need of the other one faces and one’s own needs in real time. One has only this moment to serve whoever is in one’s sphere of influence!!
Micah I believe that you believe that the friends of Jesus Fellowship Movement is gravitated towards building momentum through gatherings, teaching, and internet outreach. And some of that speaks to “that of God in Me” and is favorable to my situation and time of life. I am grateful for Internet Outreach of your ministry. I pray that you are strengthened, favored, with more resources, and energy to encourage and gather those ones to whom the Lord has prepared to receive the blessing of community of a great people to be gathered!!
it seems to me that in order to fulfill the mission to follow the homeless Messiah, the outcast, the forgotten one needs to be prepared to become one of the Outcast, one of the forgotten, one of the crucified ones ultimately. I have lately been inspired by Corrie Ten Boom in this regard. Have you ever read The Hiding Place? Her whole family was decimated because they were willing to hide Jews during the Nazi regime and occupation in Holland. perhaps eminent opportunities to follow Jesus example of self emptying are at hand with the Immigrant situation and the refugees that exist in our world today.
The kingdom of the Antichrist is a domination system. The Church of antichrist seeks to put its approved overlords and requisite Elites in charge of every Power structure that effects the children’s future, the future existence of the human race. “Our country right or wrong”, “smash-and-grab”,
“the first shall be first” are the slogans of the new totalitarians who are threatened by the presence of real love and justice. You know they will double down, triple down, quadruple down, using all violence within their means to eradicate such and all those who would use peaceful means to achieve such.
Quaker query: how can you know, without being tested, that God’s new order is that of a servant, a lover, a friend?
What if you become a victim of occupation by minions of a fascist state who has temporarily perpetrated a coup?
As a friend of Jesus I think one has the task before one of living out one’s days listening for and relying on Direction from the Holy Spirit. It’s not certain that one’s life will be more beautiful, joyful, creative, rooted in love in my humble opinion, but one may occasionally know these things, have a clean conscience and peace Within. I tell myself everyday that nothing can separate me from the love of God. I have yet to be totally convinced of that this is true!! The best I could do is have a daily reprieve from drinking and using drugs to end my life.