The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Our Need for New Birth

Unto This World…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”     ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens penned his famous words as the very opening of A Tale of Two Cities…in 1859. What have we learned since? This has been another one of those weeks, with a minor difference. I’ve been asked at least a dozen times, “What do you think of the impeachment hearings?” To which I reply, “I don’t watch them for the same reason I don’t watch WWE Wrestling.” People rarely engage me or solicit my political opinion; it has usually been the other way around. But the fact that I am being asked this so frequently now signals a sea change to me. Why? Because the average person is now keenly aware of what Obi-Wan Kenobi referred to as a disturbance in the force, and feels the need to get their bearings.

These are the “best of times”, when you consider the overall quality of our lives, the homes we live in, the cars we drive, our access to goods and services, and the arts and culture to keep us entertained…and some might say, distracted. The more I reflect on Dylan’s lyrical road-map from the sixties, the more I realize he was pointing to something few of us were mature enough to understand…from 1966:

You raise up your head and you ask, “Is this where it is?”                                                      And somebody points to you and says, “It’s his”                                                                        And you say, “What’s mine?” and somebody else says, “Well, what is?”                             And you say, “Oh my God, am I here all alone?”                                                                         But something is happening and you don’t know what it is                                                       Do you, Mr. Jones?

I was raised by the “Greatest Generation” on simple truths. Truths like sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me. And who can forget, you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time.

So me being the thinker I am, I wondered this week if there is a connection between the people who have turned using the words that can never harm us into hate crime, and the people who are attempting to fool all of the people all of the time?  Do you think they might be the same people? Here’s another truth we inherited from the Greatest Generation:

Righteousness ~ The conformity to a right standard, where no one but God sees us.

Son of a gun! Now that’s just too coincidental to be coincidental. What are the odds that the same word police trying to fool all of the people all of the time are unable to abide righteous people and have turned the world on its head by replacing morally correct behavior with politically correct behavior from K-12 all the way to the corporate boardroom, punishing the former, and rewarding the latter? What do you think Mr. Jones?

I have to say, I believe we are on the brink of THE GREATEST can’t fool all of the people all of the time moment in history…just in time for the release of my third album, When the World Turns Around.

One last thing I’ll say about the Greatest Generation. They never, ever would have fired the man for fixing the house they hired him to fix better than the four men before him, AFTER the same four men attempted to sell the house out from under them! Which brings us to three very interesting locations in our world today; Washington DC, Rome Italy, and Carol Stream IL…The People’s House, the Vatican, and Christianity Today.

The Majority voice in the People’s House of Representatives is attempting to fire the Fixer of the People’s House for the very crimes the same people needing to fool all of the people all of the time actually committed…

While the great pretender in papal robes spins the Word on behalf of the Globalist Dream, “This is not what Muslim converts want to hear from their pope….That the Pope seems to propose the Quran as a way of salvation, is that not cause for worry?” ~ William Kilpatrick, Boston College…

And the Carol Stream Judas collects his thirty pieces of silver, “Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency.” ~ Mark Galli, Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today

Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.’Daniel 7:23 (The Israel Bible™)

Hear my cry, O God;                                                                                                                 Attend to my prayer.                                                                                                                  From the end of the earth I will cry to you,                                                                      When my heart is overwhelmed;                                                                                          Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.                                                                          For You have been a shelter for me,                                                                                      A strong tower from the enemy.                                                                                            I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;                                                                              I will trust in the shelter of your wings.        Selah                                                          ~ Psalm 61:1-4

God help me if I am not standing in David’s shoes…knowing and trusting in the very same God. If what we have been led all these years to believe as truth, turns out to be the lie…then what fool among us would refuse the loving shelter of Truth’s wings when they are finally made known to us? The realization of a God loving us this much, patiently creating the space each of us needs in our own way to cast off the father of lies, and finally know Him…begs our ultimate question…

Have I allowed my personal human life to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God? ~ Oswald Chambers, The Need for New Birth

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” ~ John 3:3

Merry Christmas Dear Friend.

Chip Murray: Wide Awake

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