UnGodly Politics


By Sandra Jordan Robles



In the wake of the most popular article ever published on this blog, “I’ve Been Robbed,” it has been “suggested” by a Forsyth County GOP “official” that I refrain from posting on Facebook.  Citing “glaring inaccuracies” of my opinion piece, he has promised to nit pic any posts I make to FB, thereby revealing a campaign to impute my character and freedom to express opinion without harassment.   Since I have been a right of Jesse Helms Republican conservative for 3+ decades, I find it odd and compelling that a newbie Republican,  would take issue with me.  He professes to be a professional writer “with thousands of readers” so it is quite possible that my self taught attempts at discourse offend his more refined literary sensibilities.  Whatever the case, God used this man to speak to my heart a message for all Christian Conservatives.

Those of us intent on shining the light of God on political misconduct, overreaching government, and Godless behavior must not succumb to evil forces such as this. We live in a fallen world and none of us (including me) is immune from sins of the flesh, mistakes, misguided enthusiasm, and misunderstandings.  However, if we walked through life AFRAID of participating because of the aforementioned issues, we allow ourselves to become paralyzed and ineffective.  Fear is of Satan and is the means through which he creates passive slaves.

I’m going to single out my own political party for closer evaluation.  In the spirit of fairness, there are many good things about the GOP, not the least of which are the people who are trying to save and restore the party to her former glory.  However, for the sake of discussion and enlightenment on today’s topic, “the fruits of the spirit,” I’m going to focus on some of the negatives.  If you are one of those status quo GOP worshipers, now would be a good time to put on your big boy britches.

When GOP leaders suggest to Republicans they might be “censured” for supporting a non GOP Conservative Christian based on “party disloyalty”…this is an attempt to create fear.  When a Christian Conservative or TEA Party candidate’s character appears to be impugned because of non-GOP affiliation…this is an attempt to create fear.  When GOP conservatives (particularly the leadership) spend more time attacking other GOP conservatives rather than those intent on destroying this great nation under God…this is an attempt to create fear.  When the media reduces it self to a party controlled mouthpiece of spin for the most powerful in the GOP…this is an attempt to create fear.  When State GOP organizations (WA State for example) attempt to lock out the most historically conservative candidate from the delegate process by intimidation…this is an attempt to create fear.  When National GOP leaders not only choose but force an unpopular candidate on conservative republicans because he is, by their decree, the only one “electable”…this is an attempt to create fear. 

Are you saved? 

Those
who are walking in the Lord have easily recognizable “fruits of the spirit.” Some common examples of “fruits” are:
  • Kindness is practicing
    benevolence and a loving attitude towards others. (Ephesians 4:32)  Mentoring is an act of kindness.  Being overly critical is not.
  • Goodness displays integrity, honesty, and compassion to others, and
    allows us to do the right thing. (Matthew 19:16)   Demanding perfection to rigid standards is not goodness.
  • Gentleness is
    the character that will show calmness, personal care, and tenderness
    in meeting the needs of others. (Isa. 40:11; Phil. 4: 5; 2 Timothy
    2:24; 1 Thess. 2:7) Being disrespectful, hard nosed, or inconsiderate, particularly of those who are older, weaker, or less experienced is not gentleness.·
  • Fairness sees a situation from the viewpoint
    of each person involved and not just ours. It seeks the best, just,
    equable solution, even if it hurts us. (Matthew 7:12)·  The opposite of fairness would include being disagreeable, unwelcoming, or unreasonable.
  • Encouragement
    will lift, support, and help others up through difficult
    circumstances, all from God’s perspective. (Psalm 119:28; 143:3;
    Matt. 3:17; John 14:1; 1 Thess. 5:11-14) · Again, mentoring and helping others through their mistakes or frailties rather than discouraging growth, participation, or inclusiveness.
  • Attentiveness will
    recognize the value of other people by giving them listening ears,
    respect, courtesy, and total concentration. This means paying
    attention to others, not just listening to our own needs and desires,
    and also giving genuine contemplation to God’s Word. (Hebrews 2:1)·
  • Thoughtfulness considers and gives attention and care to others and
    their feelings first. (Philippians 2:4)  Self absorbed, condescension, or negativity would not be a fruit of this spirit.
Again, if you do not regularly exhibit these fruits of the spirit, even to those you do not like or disagree with, are you sure you are saved?

Fear is not of God.  Fear creates confusion and chaos. On the other hand, fruits of the spirit ARE of God.  Other than as an identifying quality of God’s children (and salvation), why are these fruits of the spirit so important?   It is simple.  Without them there is no peace or mercy. Without them there is no unity among God’s people; no unity of purpose, no unity of vision, no unity of effort. Without them we would be hard pressed to bring others into the fellowship of Christ, much less save a nation.  These fruits help us to overlook the human frailties, faults, mistakes, ignorance, and sometimes over-zealousness intrinsic to the human condition.  These fruits also serve as protection (through brotherly love) for Christian brothers and sisters who may be, among other things, weak, grieving,or undergoing challenges of emotional or physical health.  
 

Love
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of
the law.”(Rom.13.10)
Our society, our nation, our world, including the Grand Old Party, is coming unglued because too many of the people involved in these groups, especially the leaders, do not know how to love. Genuine love comes when a person (people) has received the new birth from God through faith in Christ, and when the child of God is yielded to the Holy Spirit. The capacity to love comes only from God: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love“ (Gal.5:22).
The
state of grace within a person’s heart and mind is NOT ours to judge. God
has not authorized any human to do this. However, we are
responsible before God to judge the words and deeds of those within
the body of Christ. By what standard? By the Word of God.

The state of grace within a political party can be determined by the body of membership’s active willingness to judge the words and deeds of those within the party by the Word of God rather than political correctness or un-Biblical societal or group conformity . 

If
an individual is part of the body of Christ,  there is a responsibility to love others enough (as Christ loved us) to point out
the absence of spiritual fruit which is evidence of a spiritual
disconnect or even demonic affliction.

If you are not saved, there is forgiveness and mercy
available to YOU through Christ alone.

Satan has been given authority over this earth but for a short time. Until he is thrown into the pit of Hell’s fire by God’s mighty angels, we must not be afraid to defend our families, our churches, our towns, etc. from evil forces or demonic influences in our government, our political organizations, our leadership, or demon possessed individuals.  The apostle Paul could
not have said it any better when he said that our real battle in this
life is not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers,
which are demons and demon powers.


God
calls on all of his people to be as bold as lions, and we are to
learn how to walk in the anointing of God so that we can properly use
the power and authority that God has already given to each one of us
through His Holy Spirit.

This bears repeating. By
virtue of Christ’s blood Christians are called to operate under the full power
and authority of GOD.
  If you have submitted to Jesus Christ, if you are a patriot intent on glorifying the Lord through conservative activism, worship of GOD not government, the application of Biblical principles to our courts, our economy, our debt, our unborn, our social services, our national security/international relations, if you take your responsibility as a soldier for Christ seriously, I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!
For
the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and
give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy,
that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
(Deuteronomy 23:14)

No
weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises
against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of
the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me,” says
the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)

Through
You we will push down our enemies; through Your name we will trample
those who rise up against us. For I will not trust in my bow, nor
shall my sword save me. But You have saved us from our enemies, and
have put to shame those who hated us. In God we boast all day long,
and praise Your name forever.” (Psalm 44:5)


For
the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”
(2 Chronicles 16:9)


”… but
the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great
exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
Any
enemy of God is an enemy to all of us.  You will know them by their lack of spiritual fruit.  Any evil spirit intent on
destroying God’s people by whatever method, be it harassment, censorship, rejection,
intimidation, threats, cloaked hatred, judicial activism, corruption, racism, selfishness, fear mongering, greed/vice, I hereby REBUKE in the name
of Jesus Christ! To GOD be the GLORY!

If you have been a victim of hateful comments or character assassination, if you have felt ostracized or left behind, if you feel your voice has been silenced or ignored,  for the sake of God’s children, don’t give up. God has your back!  Keep fighting the good fight.  Don’t let the heathens get you down. God already has them whipped.  They just don’t know it yet. 

 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. (Gen.50:20)

  


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