The Spiritual State of the Nation

The Spiritual State of the Nation


AS WE LOOK AT THE NATION
IN 2020 WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE
SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR COUNTRY. THERE’S A NUMBER OF
AREAS YOU CAN LOOK AT. WE’RE TELLING OUR YOUNG
PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU CAN BE WHATEVER YOU WANT,
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR GENDER, YOU CAN CHANGE
YOUR SEXUALITY, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR FLUIDITY. WE’RE IN A CULTURE NOW
WHERE WE’RE IN A SENSE SAYING EVERYONE IS THEIR
OWN STANDARD, THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT’S WHERE
SOME VERY DANGEROUS THINGS CAN COME IN. THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN SEE
PEOPLE THAT WOULD ESPOUSE HATE OR VIOLENCE OR DEATH
AND YOU BEGIN TO SEE ANARCHY WHEN YOU MOVE
A NATION AWAY FROM A STANDARD, YOU PUT YOURSELF
ON A JOURNEY THAT CAN BE FLAT SCARY. 2020 IS A MAJOR
ELECTION YEAR. AND WHILE THERE ARE MANY
POLITICAL CONFLICTS IN OUR NATION TODAY, THIS IS
ULTIMATELY A SPIRITUAL BATTLE. ELECTIONS HAVE
CONSEQUENCES AND THOSE THAT WERE PUT IN POWER,
PASS THE LAWS AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT
AFFECT OUR COUNTRY. PART OF THESE LAWS WERE
THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT ACT AND THIS IS EXACTLY
HOW WE ENDED UP WITH ILHAN OMAR IN MINNESOTA FOR
EXAMPLE, WHO CAME INTO THIS COUNTRY WHEN WE
STARTED ACCEPTING A WAVE OF SOMALI REFUGEES. SO HERE WE BRING PEOPLE
LIKE ILHAN OMAR, WHO COMES TO OUR COUNTRY, PAID
FOR BY OUR TAX DOLLARS, EDUCATED IN AMERICAN
SCHOOLS, PAID FOR BY OUR TAX DOLLARS, ENDS UP
BECOMING A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, ELECTED BY
AMERICAN CITIZENS AND HERE WE HAVE A MEMBER OF
CONGRESS WHO IS UNGRATEFUL FOR THIS COUNTRY, WHO DOES
NOT BELIEVE AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONAL, WHO TALKS
ABOUT 9/11 AS OH SOME PEOPLE DID SOMETHING, AS
IF COMPLETELY REMOVED, AS IF SOMETHING COMPLETELY
BRUSHED AWAY THAT MEANT NOTHING TO HER. ELECTION 2020 IS GOING TO
HAVE HUGE IMPACT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION,
FOR THE COURTS, FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR
MILITARY, FOR OUR GOVERNMENT AND I THINK
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR CHRISTIANS TO
RECOGNIZE A FEW THINGS. NUMBER ONE, WE NEED TO
REGISTER TO VOTE, NUMBER TWO, WE ACTUALLY NEED
TO VOTE AND BY THE WAY CHURCHES, NON-PROFIT
ORGANIZATIONS CAN DO BOTH OF THOSE, YOU CAN REGISTER
PEOPLE, YOU CAN DRIVE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS,
YOU CAN ORGANIZE YOUR COMMUNITIES. BUT THEN I CHALLENGE
TO MAKE SURE YOU VOTE INTELLIGENTLY. THE NUMBERS ARE CLEAR THAT
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT IDENTIFY AS
CHRISTIANS IS A MAJORITY OF THE COUNTRY, IF THEY
JUST SHOWED UP AND VOTED, THEY COULD WIN
EVERY ELECTION. THERE WAS A CASE SEVERAL
YEARS BACK WHERE THE FIRST OPEN LESBIAN MAYOR OF
HOUSTON WANTED TO CENSOR ALL THE SERMONS OF ALL
THE PASTORS IN HOUSTON. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, THE
COMBINED MEMBERSHIP OF THOSE CHURCHES IN HOUSTON
IS MULTIPLE TIMES MORE THAN WHAT THE VOTE COUNT
WAS THAT GOT THIS MAYOR ELECTED IN THE
FIRST PLACE. IF THEY WOULD JUST SHOW
UP AND VOTE AND I BELIEVE THAT THE GOOD LORD IS
WATCHING EACH ONE OF US. A BIG ISSUE AT THE
FOREFRONT OF ELECTION 2020 IS ECONOMIC POLICY. THERE IS AN ASTONISHING
GROWTH IN THE POPULARITY OF SOCIALISM, ESPECIALLY
AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, DESPITE SOCIALISM’S
TRACK RECORD. I THINK ALL OF US HAS BEEN
DISTURBED BY POLLING DATA THAT SHOWS THAT YOUNG
AMERICANS PARTICULARLY SEEM TO BE VERY OPEN
IF NOT OUTWARDLY AND COMPLETELY SUPPORTIVE OF
SOCIALISM, WHEN IN FACT ALL OVER THE WORLD AND
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IF YOUNG PEOPLE WERE JUST
BEING TAUGHT REALITY, THEY WOULD KNOW THAT
SOCIALISM NEVER WORKS. SADLY PEOPLE IN FREE
COUNTRIES WILL SOMETIMES VOTE, VOLUNTARILY VOTE, TO
ADOPT SOCIALISM, BUT THEY ALMOST NEVER GET A CHANCE
TO VOTE THEIR WAY OUT OF SOCIALISM, ALMOST ALWAYS
WHEN PEOPLE REALIZE HOW BAD IT IS, THEY END UP
HAVING TO SHOOT THEIR WAY OUT OF SOCIALISM. YOU HAVE A WHOLE NEW
GENERATION OF AMERICANS RIGHT NOW WHO BELIEVE
SOCIALISM IS GREAT, THEY WANT US TO BE A
SOCIALIST COUNTRY. IT IS IRONIC THAT OUR
PEOPLE, OUR CHILDREN ARE MARCHING IN THE STREET
DEMANDING SOCIALISM AND WATCHING WHAT’S HAPPENING
IN CHINA RIGHT NOW WHERE THEIR PEOPLE ARE MARCHING
IN THE STREETS WAVING THE AMERICAN FLAGS AND
DEMANDING THAT CHINA BE LIKE THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. BUT THIS IS A PROBLEM
BECAUSE IN THE LAST ELECTION OVER 40 MEMBERS
OF CONGRESS RAN AS SOCIALISTS. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE
THAT, SO IT HAS BECOME FASHIONABLE RIGHT NOW,
BECAUSE IT HAD BECOME FASHIONABLE ON COLLEGE
CAMPUSES TO BE A SOCIALIST. VENEZUELA, IN A MATTER OF
13 YEARS, WENT FROM ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS
COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, TO TODAY A TOTAL SOCIALIST
COUNTRY WHERE PEOPLE ARE STARVING, THEY ARE
RATIONING FOODS, ONE MEAL A DAY, PEOPLE ARE LOSING
WEIGHT, THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS FALLING APART. IT TOOK 13 YEARS TO
TRANSFORM VENEZUELA AND THE SAME THING CAN HAPPEN
TO AMERICA AND WE CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. ANOTHER AREA OF CONCERN
IN MODERN AMERICA IS THE GENDER ISSUE. GOD’S WORD CLEARLY SAYS
THAT HE MADE TWO SEXES- MALE AND FEMALE. BUT OUR CULTURE
SAYS OTHERWISE. THERE ARE 3 COMPANION
CASES CURRENTLY BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT AND IT DEALS
WITH THE REDEFINITION UNDER THE TERM “SEX”
WITHIN TITLE 7 WHICH HISTORICALLY AND
CONGRESSIONALLY, LEGISLATIVELY, ONLY MEANT
TO PROTECT THE BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
MALE AND FEMALE. IT IS MEANT TO PROTECT THE
FEMALE GENDER AND SEX, BUT WHAT IS BEING CONTEMPLATED
NOW IS AN END RUN AROUND THE LEGISLATURE TO EXPAND
THAT DEFINITION TO INCLUDE SOGI LANGUAGE, WHICH MEANS
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY. SO WHAT IS A STAKE HERE
IS NOT ONLY THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN, AND MAKING SURE
THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY PROTECTED HOW WE SHOULD
BE CONSTITUTIONALLY AND LEGISLATIVELY, BUT THIS
WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, ON
SMALL BUSINESSES, AND SO NOT ONLY ARE THESE CASES
MAKING AN END RUN AROUND THE LEGISLATURE, BUT THIS
IS NOT FOR THE JUDICIAL BRANCH TO SAY THAT SEX
AS A DEFINITION CAN BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SEXUAL
ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY, THAT WOULD BE
FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO CONTEMPLATE. THE PROGRESSIVE LEFT HAS
TRIED TO EXPAND THAT DEFINITION THROUGH
LEGISLATION, EQUALITY ACT AND SO FORTH THAT HAS
NEVER PASSED LEGISLATIVELY SO NOW THEY ARE TRYING
TO PUSH IT THROUGH THE COURTS. THERE IS ALSO AN ONGOING
CONFLICT BETWEEN THE SANCTITY OF LIFE ETHIC AND
THE QUALITY OF LIFE ETHIC. HUMAN LIFE IS SACRED. BUT NOT ACCORDING TO MANY
IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY. YOU KNOW, IT WAS ONE THING
WHEN WOMEN HAD ABORTIONS AND ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY
REALLY WASN’T AVAILABLE OR IT WASN’T PREVALENT AND
WOMEN WERE TRULY BELIEVING THEIR DOCTORS WHEN THEY
WERE TOLD THAT IT’S JUST A JUST A MASS OF TISSUE,
IT’S JUST A CLUMP OF CELLS, IT’S YOU KNOW WOMEN
CHOSE ABORTION IN TRUE IGNORANCE OF WHAT THEY
WERE DOING BUT NOW WE HAVE ALL THESE ADVANCES IN
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY. UPWARD OF 90% OF
ABORTIONS TAKE PLACE FOR PSYCHO-SOCIAL
REASONS, RIGHT. SO CONCERNS ABOUT
FINANCES, EDUCATION, STABLE EMPLOYMENT, BEING
REJECTED BY FAMILY, HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND, FACING
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RIGHT, THE MAJORITY OF ABORTIONS
DO TAKE PLACE FOR THOSE KIND OF REASONS. BUT THE OTHER THING WE
HAVE TO RECOGNIZE TOO IS COERCION AND FORCE, HAVE
A HUGE ROLL TO PLAY. SO THE ELLIOT INSTITUTE
PUTS OUT SOME GREAT STATISTICS ON THIS AND I
THINK IT IS ABOUT 64% OF WOMEN REPORT FEELING
PRESSURED INTO THEIR ABORTION DECISION. THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF THE
NATION IN 2020 SHOWS THAT AS A NATION, WE ARE RIPE
FOR SPIRITUAL REVIVAL AND TRUE CHANGE FROM WITHIN. AS WE LOOK AT 2020, THE
ANSWER FOR AMERICA REMAINS THE SAME, IF YOU LOOK TO 2
CHRONICLES 7, IT DOESN’T SAY IF THE JUDGES, IF THE
POLITICIANS, IF THE MEDIA, IF THE LIBERALS, IF THE
UNGODLY DO ANYTHING, IT SAYS IF MY PEOPLE. AND SADLY WHILE MANY
GROUPS ARE OUT OF THE CLOSET, MOST CHRISTIANS
I KNOW ARE FIRMLY IN THE CLOSET. THEY WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN
WHEN THEY DIE BUT THEY JUST DON’T WANT TO TALK
ABOUT JESUS DOWN HERE. IF WE DON’T GET OUT OF THE
CLOSET THESE OTHER VOICES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE
TO FILL THE VACUUM.

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