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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We Have Nothing to fear…but the ABSENCE of fear Itself !!!!

Maybe you were a far more responsible and rationally driven citizen than I—but my behavior regarding the deadly virus attacking our nation was a lazy-lion yawn..until I felt its red laser focusing directly over my heart.

If you have not read (or listened to) Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
By:Ted Widmer YOU SHOULD DO SO WITHOUT DELAY IMMEDIATELY. The foes of the Lord were more than willing to broadly and carefully plan a coup taking over our nation's capitol upon the election of Abraham Lincoln. It was to occur between election and inauguration.

You may think this is over-dramatic now:

Matthew 16:5-12 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

5 - Then his disciples came to him on the other side of the lake, forgetting to bring any bread with them. “Keep your eyes open,” said Jesus to them, “and be on your guard against the ‘yeast’ of the Pharisees and Sadducees!


BUT this is also true of believers!!
Matthew 13:33 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

33 This is another of the parables he told them: “The kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, taken by a woman and put into three measures of flour until the whole lot had risen.”

Yeast in the rising of bread has a broad and in some sense supernatural character. For example, in the movie Evan Almighty we may mistakenly assume God comes on the scene in the second inning when God appears directly to Evan.  But a moment's reflection will reveal a much broader working of the Lord.  For example, why did Evan choose to live in Prestige Crest?  Surely he must have felt free to choose from several other options.

When Lincoln was elected president (but before inauguration) spectacular comet showers filled the skies (see On the Verge). That was a little hint from God (to believers) that His man had won.

 From man's viewpoint the behavior of yeast may look like a well-planned conspiracy of schemers, but in fact it can be God guiding the paths of those who love him (even though these individuals assume they are acting alone).

As an exercise I ask that you consider the personal and social characteristics of those that would be perfectly comfortable with slavery...or today, cannon fodder employees.  What are the delimits and definition of conscience/social conscience for these sad yet resolutely dangerous people?

OK Guardian Angels Make My Day

And this one you know Patriots can't resist