The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Man Who Thinks He Can

2020: The Most Revealing Year In American History

So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manaseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the Lord said to him. “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” ~ Judges 6:15-16

I would pay a fortune for the key that unlocks the door separating the man who thinks he can from the man who doesn’t think he has to. We crossed the Rubicon of all Rubicons when we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. Washington D.C. has devolved from political theater into full blown kabuki theater of the absurd. The WH Press Corps and Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki can best be described as two deer in the headlights looking at each other. “Circle-Back” Jen has yet to answer a serious question. Trump left the room, and they all seem lost…disoriented. How about you? How are you feeling right now…about your country, your future, the future of your children and your grandchildren? We are now seeing the emperor has no clothes. The question is, who cares?

I know how we got ourselves into this theater of the absurd. I would love and appreciate your thoughts in the comment section below. I keep going around and around with a Christian friend who wants to believe he can fight without setting foot onto the battlefield, knowing that God’s will has always been brought to bear by ordinary people; women like Ruth, Esther, Rahab, and Mary…men like Moses, Joshua, Caleb, David, Nehemiah, and Daniel who answer His call…at great personal risk to themselves. This is exactly what I mean by the locked door between the men who think they can, and the men who don’t think they have to. Can you imagine if God’s reply to Gideon in the Judges passage above had been, “You just sit tight, and surely I will whoop those nasty Midianites for you!”?

We are in a war for the soul of our nation in this hour. Some call it an information war. Gideon asked God how he could save his nation. The man who doesn’t think he has to is too afraid to ask the question. Wherever the lie seeks to take hold, that is the battlefield. Allowing the lie to go unchallenged is the same as surrender. Two summers ago the battlefield was the Wisner Library in Warwick during an LGTBQ Transgender Indoctrination event. We did not go there to protest, fight, judge, or condemn. We went there, in the full armor of God, to bring the light of truth (Matthew 5:13-16), to question. What the young people saw that day was a nervous energy in the speakers and moderator as they surrounded truth and struggled to put it back under the bushel. Just the other day a local Democrat Committeeman wrote the following in his letter to the editor; The committee firmly believes a healthy democracy is one in which voters are presented with a real choice of candidates. Again…full armor, no protest, no fight, no judgement (Ephesians 5:11)…my response; Serious question Doug: Is infanticide, censorship, stealing elections, allowing biological males to compete in female sports, forcing healthy people to wear face masks for a virus with a 99% survival rate, and targeting local business owners for their political beliefs your idea of a “healthy democracy”? No response as of yet.

The Matrix

The Matrix operates much the same as a casino. The difference is that most of us are free to walk out of the casino. Both are the same in that both are rigged in favor of the house, and both require just enough winners to make everyone think they can. The casino is real. The Matrix is not.

Historians will write 2020 as the most revealing year in American History because it was the year President Donald J. Trump (played by Toto in the Wizard of Oz) pulled back the final curtain on the wizard, fully exposing the Matrix…leaving all Americans with the ultimate Red Pill/Blue Pill choice. What I find most fascinating of all is God’s hand in all of this. Watching so many of my friends, neighbors, former work associates, and fellow Christians waiting for Trump or God to save them. I can’t speak for God, but President Trump made it pretty clear on July 3rd from Mt. Rushmore. He has done his “miraculous” part. The rest is up to us!

The first thing to know about the Matrix is that everything is made to appear perfectly normal. The second and probably most important thing to know and understand is that Fear rules the Matrix. The third thing to know is truth is whatever the wizard tells you it is. If you are ok with that, then you might be ok…for a while. Like my friend who is too afraid to ask the question, people in the Matrix are too afraid to think. Afraid to think, and afraid to question…is there a better definition of comfortably numb? Maybe a Matrix Church could be the answer…except, how can a Matrix Church save a soul from the Matrix it selected? It’s hard I know…believe me. This goes back to the story of my Realtor friend stuck, or so she believes, in her Matrix job. The reality is that we have all been liberated. On November 3rd the greatest contest in the history of the world was decided…Corporate Media vs We the People, and We the People won by a landslide margin. This is where faith and discernment come in to play.

Its exactly like the “no place like home” scene where Glinda tells Dorothy she had the power all along. Get out while you can my friends. Don’t be afraid to think for yourselves. Don’t be afraid to question. Don’t be afraid…and PLEASE take off that silly face diaper. We miss your smile!

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outcasted, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

~ Walter D. Wintle

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12 Responses to The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Man Who Thinks He Can

  1. Alan Tonnesen says:

    I know the man you are talking about and he has been on the battlefield God has given him every minute of everyday for decades. I also know that he cares more about you than you know.

    Alan Tonnesen

    • Chip Murray says:

      Thanks Alan. I appreciate your comment. Maybe it’s a different battlefield? I explained it this way to him last week. When a secularist takes a road trip, he brings a roadmap. When a Christian takes a road trip, he brings with him a Bible and a roadmap. The “Progressive Spirit” has convinced the Christian that the roadmap is no longer politically correct…Love of Truth is the greatest love of all. The church may have blown the greatest opportunity in its history to come together (John 17:21) in 2020 to stand up to the Lie. Some did, most did not. It was like our campfire after having been isolated from one another for 3 months. What has happened to us as men, where we are only able to discuss the effect of the most disastrous event in our lives…and unable to discuss the cause?

      • RickD says:

        The cause was identified in writing 2600 years ago, if not before. Jeremiah 17:9. It takes humility to accept that, and realize there is only one fix, which excludes complacency ……. which Jeremiah didn’t mention.

      • Chip Murray says:

        100% correct RickD…our Founders knew full well the implications of Jer 17:9 “To expect self-denial from men when they have a majority in their favor, and consequently power to gratify themselves, is to disbelieve all history and universal experience–it is to disbelieve revelation and the Word of God, which informs us ‘the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked’ [Jeremiah 17:9]…There is no man so blind as not to see that talk of founding a government upon a supposition that nations and great bodies of men left to themselves will practice a course of self-denial is either to babble like a newborn infant or to deceive like an unprincipled impsoster. ” ~ John Adams (The Founders’ Bible)

  2. Christine McCormick says:

    So full of incredible information. Easily UNDERSTOOD and in plain English. THIS type of communication is for EVERYONE to see. This is the thought provoking, non-condeming, information that will get someone to think. It’s not full of finger pointing which immediately can cause conflict.

    THIS PARTICULAR PIECE is something that needs to be printed and freely given out to passers by. Not TOO MUCH, but just enough, to get someone who has no idea a nudge to pause and think.

    Awesome writing Chip. Thank you for this weekly service.

  3. Peggy Cirillo says:

    The full blown kabuki theater of the absurd has been building for years. President Donald J. Trump was the American wizard who pulled back the curtain. Many of us wanted him to kill the wicked witch (swamp) and bring Dorothy back “home” (a country we recognized but still with growing pains that needed healing)

    I believe the Inauguration of President Biden has been a wake-up call by our Savior. Yes, the battle must be fought and will be won. There is no “ONE” battlefield. A war can be fought and won on many fronts. PROTESTS? Can we ever expect peaceful protests again where the voice of Satan speaks so much more loudly in terror and destruction? I have no answer. What I believe is that the hearts and minds of men and women need to be changed. Per your reader last week, the full armor of God is the weapon. That is one battlefield that is crucial. Bringing the message to places like the Warwick library is an example of doing something big in a smaller way. Possibly many people doing something big in smaller ways will more successfully create the outcome described so heavenly in the 3rd grade level dream video (cited above).

    General God may be changing war strategies and places to fight the biggest battle this great country has ever seen. Election Day 2020 failed us (for many reasons)and the “planned peaceful protest” in DC failed us (for many reasons)

    General God says to know your enemy. The allies in any war/battle are the ones who bear the fruits of The Spirit. My question would be “Do we stand by our General (even if the means of fighting the war is different to us) or do we go AWOL (going with the way we know and are more comfortable and familiar)?
    Our goal, like the biblical men and women, is to win this war for Our General, our country, and families and ourselves. Maybe “The General” wants us to have a dual purpose….win the war by winning/saving souls. Bravery takes on many forms. May God’s Peace reign and God bless the United States of America!!

  4. Rooted In Reality says:

    “How am I feeling about our country right now?”
    I’m THRILLED and ECSTATIC that trump is gone! He’s a cancerous tumor on the GOP, our country, and the world.

    • Chip Murray says:

      That’s a great report Pete…17 days in…”THRILLED and ECSTATIC” is how I would feel knowing a “cancerous tumor” were removed from a loved one. Perhaps you would be kind enough to keep us updated on the progress of the patient every…17 days…now that you won’t have to worry about the “cancerous tumor” anymore. 🙂

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