I KNOW GOD LOVES ME in the face of all the evil and suffering in the world:
“but God demonstrates his own love for us [ME] in this: While we were still sinners [I WAS STILL A SINNER], Christ died for us [ME].”
Paul in his letter to fellow Christians at Rome
GOD HAS A PLAN FOR A FALLEN CREATION:
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, …3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” …
“I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Jesus’s BFF, John in his letter to some very young churches in first century AD
Revelation 21. 1-5
SATAN, (THE DEVIL) WILL BE DEFEATED FOREVER
10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
John the BFF of Jesus
MY FALLEN HUMAN NATURE:
In Christ we are a New Creation
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the newis here!
Paul in his letter to believers at Corinth
2 Corinthians 5.17
In Christ we have a New Heartand are under a New Covenant
33 “This is the [NEW] covenant I will make with the people … “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their [NEW] hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord.
From the writings of the famous Jewish ‘weeping’ Prophet
Jeremiah 31.33 – 34
We now and will have only one NEW COMMANDMENT: LOVE!
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8.32- ESV – Jesus
The Truth/Facts about @realDonaldTrump and where he is taking America
are clear but the implications are
so great, so dangerous, and so catastrophic,
that most of us (including a good number of his followers)
simply do not want to confront or accept it.
WHAT IS THE TRUTH???!!!!
TRUTH/FACT: Donald Trump is a deeply flawed man.
He is a pathological liar
He lies incessantly, impulsively and
in all things small and great.
He is a narcissist
(i.e. extremely self-centered, and selfish)
far more than the usual politician.
He is mean
He attacks and seeks to hurt people personally
and not always because he is ‘fighting back’,
he often responds to disagreements
with personal attacks.
He is amoral
He appears to have no sense or commitment
to the difference between right and wrong.
He will attack other people of wrongdoing
that he himself is guilty of
without the slightest hint of self-awareness.
All his choices and actions boil down to
what is best for him:
not his wife, not his children, not the Republican party, not his team, not his staff, not his (now ‘close’) friends, not America’s allies, not America’s interests,
just what is best for him in the moment!!!!
He appears to lack empathy
He is not (easily?) moved
by the feelings and experiences of others.
He appears unwilling to personally exert himself
(when he is not speaking before adoring crowds).
He is not a student of history.
He spends a lot of time watching TV.
He has a significant amount of ‘executive time’ each day.
He spends a lot of time golfing.
He is impulsive
He often acts without forethought and deliberation.
He may not always be tethered to reality
He appears to believe some of his own lies.
He refuses to believe facts contrary to his own narrative/interpretation.
The TRUTH: Donald Trump is not going to and will not change
There will be no ‘pivot’
to a nicer or another version
He has not ‘lied’ to us about who he is
Old clips of his younger days show that
he has always thought he has the answer to every problem, and
he must always have the last word.
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time [Maya Angelou]
Truth/Fact: Every Tree Bears Fruit that is natural to it!
“Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent], but inwardly are ravenous wolves.16 By their fruit you will recognize them [that is, by their contrived doctrine (i.e. teaching) and self-focus]. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?17 Even so, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the unhealthy tree bears bad fruit.18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.20 Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them [as false prophets].[Matthew 7.15-20 AMP: Jesus]
on the basis of his personal ‘interactions’ (relationship?)
with adversaries and allies:
Vladimir Putin, Kim Jung Un, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau etc.
North Korea is still firing missiles off
Russia and the US are entering a new nuclear arms race
Trump has dictatorial tendencies
he appears to want to skip the ‘rule of law’ if he can:
“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.” Donald Trump 08/23/2019
America as a Beacon of Light (‘the city on a hill‘) is not in good hands
When an organization/country changes its values,
does it continue to be the same organization/country?
Will Trump willingly leave office or be forced out if/when he looses in 2020?
Will he sow discord in society to avoid accepting defeat?
Will America welcome fleeing refugees anymore?
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
…Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” [Statue of Liberty Poem]
Will the rights of a free press continue unchallenged
in the era of so called ‘fake news’ claims?
Will the body politic aspire towards a national, political, economic, and Judeo-Christian ethos characterized by
individual freedoms, integrity in public office, rule of law, ‘United’ States, fully representative democracy, or will it
devolve into moral relativism, factionalism, regionalism, and division?
We are in for a rough ride
Walking in on young pageant contestants in their dressing rooms; “Grab them [women] by their ….”:
More corruption of morals by a sitting President
Trump University scandal and subsequent court settlement:
More Deceit, more corruption
4 (5?) Bankruptcies:
Wreck the American Economy
Thousands of Lawsuits:
Tying up the American system of checks and balances in knots
with fights between the different branches of government, i.e.
the courts, congress, and the executive branch.
Two divorces, plus cheating on spouses:
Broken promises to the people of America
Paying off Stormy Daniels and other Scandals in order to win:
More corruption of the American Democracy like you have never seen before.
All powerful, corrupt and (perhaps evil) political leaders
have periods of ‘good results’
when the majority of people appear to love them,
when it seems they had success after success,
when it seems they survived again and again,
going from one potential disaster to another, that is,
until their eventual and certain downfall.
WE ARE IN FOR A ROUGH RIDE FOLKS!!!!
BRACE FOR IMPACT!!!
We are Designed by God to Reach out to Him and to Others; To Reach Out for Love and Towards our Dreams!