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How a sitting congressman reveals that the protection of God has been removed from America-
Paul Gordon Collier
The exchange between Sean Hannity and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison is a hot trending topic. The folks on the right are pointing out how Ellison has lost it, had an implosion, an explosion, looked like a fool. The folks on the left are CONGRATULATING Ellison and holding him up as a sort of folk hero who dared to defy the powerful Sean Hannity.
To me, this exchange is chilling and disturbing. It speaks volumes about where we have come in our nation as what little is left of civility and rule of law rapidly disintegrates, faster than I thought would occur. A representative of the United States government has went on a an Editorial or Opinion, news show and called the Pundit, Sean Hannity, a liar, immoral, a yellow journalist, and is being laughed at by the right and held up as courageous by the left.
BOTH sides are missing the point. A sitting member of congress is of an opinion that it is a right and proper conduct for a representative of our government to vilify and excoriate the fourth estate with all the subtlety of sophomoric bloggers going after each other in a comment thread.
That this representative is not being held to account for his complete lack of civility by his party, or that the Right fails to realize the gravity of this exchange, suggests to me that America is about set to explode much faster than I ever thought it would.
We live now in a time where representatives of our government are now given a free pass to behave openly and aggressively against their political opponents. This is an indication that the Rule of Law in our land is crumbling before our very eyes and the only ‘truth’ is the ‘truth’ of who can scream the loudest the oftenest.
This may win battles for one side or the other, but it further alienates and disenfranchises whole peoples, building on the rage that progressives feel against conservatives, that conservatives feel against progressives, that Christian conservatives feel against moderate conservatives, that moderate conservatives feel against Christian conservatives, and on and on and on.
In the 1850s, there was really one underlying division, the division of slave state and free state. In America, the divisions are multiple, and if and when Rule of Law completely breaks down, this will not be one side versus another over the direction of the nation in the 21st century, it will be multiple sides against multiple sides, many fighting to be ‘freed’ from this American experiment and others fighting to create a new, decidedly un-American hegemony over this land, and still others trying to restore an ideal of America that never existed, and others seeking to see America fulfill the promise she made.
Many will be afraid of this coming age, and with good reason. But those of us who walk in Christ, who seek first His Kingdom above all other things, are not worried about political freedom or security but souls.
You see, this erosion of civility, this breakdown of Rule of Law is coming on us, I believe, supernaturally. It is the very judgment of God falling on this land. It is the deliberate, intentional work of an angry God who has seen His name degraded, His ways scoffed at, who has seen people who profess to love Him seek to change His truths, His nature to fit a godless hedonism that rules this land.
It is the lifting of grace from this land and the opening of the doors to the dark forces of Satan and his demons, who are now racing across this land whispering lies and hate in whosever ears will hear their songs of death.
This exchange told more to me about the spiritual battle going on in America than the political ones. It told me more about the loss of Christ’s freedom than political freedoms. It warns me about the now daily hardening of people’s hearts and the turning to stone of people’s ears as judgment falls on those who have blasphemed and rejected God for long enough.
This is a battle far larger than conservative versus progressive, far more epic even than the very name of America herself. It is the battle between Satan and the King. And we who are in the Kingdom of Light must prepare ourselves not to protect ourselves against our own government, but to rescue, where we can, the lost sheep that are dying every day, spiritual deaths, as well as physical.
There will be more serial murders. There will be more abortions. There will be more wars. There will be more diseases. There will be more hurricanes. There will be more earthquakes. God will shake this land so that only that which cannot be unshaken remains. We, the adopted children of the family of Abraham, the remnant of the people of God in this land, will be all that remains when His work is done and the demons are allowed to be the unwitting workers of the Lord.
To those who do not know Christ, to those who profess to know Christ but only a secular, rationalized or post-modernized version of the supernatural King of Kings, this post will sound like it was written for another age, an age of superstition, before man evolved to the mind that worships science and sophisticated ‘contextual truth’ .
But even as I write, there are spiritual wars going on around us. The stakes cannot be higher and the prize is the same. In the kingdom of America, the battles are over ‘freedom’ and economy, the perfection of the man-God and the preservation of the ‘right’ to live as one pleases. In the kingdom of America, people will be willing to kill and die over the ‘right’ to murder the unborn, the ‘right to marry your own sex, the ‘right’ to force the wealthy to give all they have to the poor. In the kingdom of America, people will be willing to kill and die over the ‘right’ to bear arms, the ‘right’ to be rich and be left alone, the ‘right to pray in state schools.
But in the Spiritual world, there are only two sides, the agents of the dark prince, and the agents of the Lord. They all want the same thing…human souls.
I do not wish judgment on America. I love my country and I will do the work as one of her stewards to preserve her and push her to fulfill the promises she has yet to fulfill, true liberty and freedom for all. But all of this pales, I mean becomes minuscule in my priorities, next to the responsibility I have as a citizen in the Kingdom of God to edify the King and bring others the good news so that they might do the same.
I am a harvester, God willing, even if I plant, even if I cultivate. I am still but a harvester in worship of the Lord.
For those of you who know the supernatural King of Kings, the God who defies human logic and is the perfect living Word of the One Truth of all existence, do not be troubled by this age for you are going to be privileged to work the fields of the King like you have never been privileged before. Don’t fix your gaze on politicians, but on God, for our battle, our most important battle, is to do the work of the King, no other work will last.
This video, which I am embedding below this, is not about Keith Ellison or Sean Hannity. It is not about the hate of the progressives or the glee of the conservatives. It is not about the battle between ever increasingly diametrically opposed ideals, it is about the removal of God’s protection from this land.
The land of the Rule of Law is no more. The battle for souls is on. Are you ready to put on the armor of God? I leave you with Ephesians Chapter 6- prepare to serve in God’s Spiritual army. Prepare to do battle with demons, not people, for they are your enemies that seek to kill your family, your friends, the lost sheep of the Kingdom of Light:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.