To God and posterity you are accountable [for your rights and your rulers]….Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you. ~ Rev. Mathias Burnet
Our Founders brilliantly followed God’s laws as passed down to Moses, in our founding documents as our esteemed brother Pastor Earl Wallace of Liberty Christian Fellowship lays out in The Bible is the Source of America’s Inalienable Rights.
I cannot help but think with great sorrow and trepidation of how deserving our nation is of the Burnet curse, as we observe another Memorial Day weekend. I tell you, I hear the endless columns of the honored weeping in their graves, inconsolably crying to heaven, “I gave my life for this?”
There were two instances this past week that struck me. The first came in the prayer of one of the most Godly men I know, when offering up a prayer for a brother under attack on his job, he prayed, “Please God, fight our battles for us.” That was followed a day or two later by a dear sister equally yoked, in response to my P&FW Invite calling for Americans to stand up and call out the evil coming for our children (Eph.5:11), beautifully acknowledging the power of prayer, but omitting the most vital and necessary action fueled by prayer…for such a time as this! Unless your name is Rip Van Winkle, following the 2020 Election Steal, the Covid scam, the Ukraine scam, and now the Buffalo, and Uvalde false flags, you know we are exactly here:
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ~ From 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence
This begs the question, which people? Who does it fall on “to alter or to abolish” if not me and you? If I don’t stand, someone will have to stand in my place. Who could that be? Who might that be? What if the person who had to stand in my place was the next Pasteur, Edison, or…Moses, with greater purpose to God and humanity by living? What has become of us to have lost this perspective?
I have to tell you I have never lost it…but brothers and sisters I have given up so much in holding on so tightly to that which God will not allow me to let go of. There are times where He pulls back to teach me the difference between His fuel and strength vs my own. But each and every time, I come back to the line with even greater resolve, strength and confidence.
This same week a man I’ve never heard of touches my heart with his article in the Epoch Times: American boys and men are in a state of crisis. The notion that masculinity and traditional gender roles are “toxic” forces of oppression is a common refrain in our cultural commentary and political discourse. Men are dropping out of the labor force and dying deaths of despair. We live in a culture where legislation aimed to promote fatherhood is criticized and drag queens reading to children in public libraries are celebrated. ~ Making Boys Into Men, Delano Squires
…and following a young man into Mason’s Marketplace yesterday to pick up my lunch, I heard in his exchange with the cashier, the voice of a man purged of any audio sign or trace of masculinity…the harsh and brutal affirmation of what Delano Squires’ is calling our attention to.
In contrast, I share the following clips. The first from Pastor Greg Locke calling out the Democrat Party from his pulpit (you need to scroll down to get to the 1:44min video clip): Locked & Loaded
The second is a four-minute clip from Ted Nugent beginning at the 22:35min mark in response to the “stand down order” Uvalde shooting: “YOU GET IN THERE!”
In this same BardsFM “Own the Game”, Kesterson warns, “They are going for the guns, and they are going for the Bibles next.”
Let us pray…Father God, we know our days are numbered in this life on this earth. Please dear Lord, we ask on this day of all days as we prepare to honor our fathers, and all others who sacrificed their lives and fortunes to deliver us God’s gift of the very Liberty we have so richly benefited from, in the time we have left, empower each and everyone of us to take our part in protecting and securing the very same for those who follow us. And we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.