Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Are We

Sometimes I think too much.  I get myself worked up over the day to day attacks on liberty and forget to "Be still and know that [He] is God."  We will win the war for freedom.  I know this.  The people will turn against their liberal masters and we will lead them back to the constitution and be victorious.  God has already told us so, and if we pray for a confirmation we can know that it is true.

I named my blog  The Knowledge Czar originally as a play on my real name and then changed it to "What I Know" because there are things that I absolutely know that I want to share with my little corner of the world.  I know them because I first intellectualize and reason through them, and then ask God directly if they are true.  I've prayed about a lot of the concepts I have written about on my blog, and I know that they are right and that the people leading us are generally good men and women who honestly believe what they say and though human and fallible are trying to be righteous.

I found myself yesterday actually being bolstered up by the Spirit (and signing "We Are All Enlisted" in my head) after hearing that a gay liberal activist judge struck down proposition 8 in California.  Why?  Because I already know we will win.  Because the people are getting fed up with elitists attacking our values and now forcing us away from them.  How much more can the people take before they turn against their slave-owners and say "NO MORE!"?  I think (and it's just my opinion) that the gay marriage issue is a good litmus test for the virtue of the people.  And every time they've had a chance they have shown that they are still more good than evil, but that the gap is closing, which tells me that the moment when the people have to stand up and stop the madness is very quickly approaching or all would be lost.

I feel like we are at the beginning of a roller coaster, the part where we climb to the top of the highest peak, and we've been climbing for centuries.  We know something scary and epic is coming, we know it will get sketchy for a second, but ultimately we know that we will be OK.  I know that we will be OK from prayer, and from scripture after scripture, prophesy after prophesy pointing to this point and assuring us that God is on our side and that we'll win.  (No, I'm not talking about Armageddon, LOL)  Benson called it the war for freedom, and it's almost time for us to prove unequivocally to the rest of the world that freedom works.  He also prophesied that when Christ returns to rule over His people the stars and stripes will still fly over this land.  We can see the sky over the seats in front of us on the roller coaster, and that they're starting to level out finally.  The first cars are on the tipping point and about to pull us down into the scary part which will be short and perhaps frightening, but we know that the designer did a good job, foresaw the fall, and will get through it safely.  I feel so much peace knowing that God is watching over us, is on our side, and that He is still in charge, and I am so thankful for prayer and personal revelation: being able to pray and get an answer and because of it being able to "Be still and KNOW that [He] is God." 

We Are All Enlisted:
"1. We are all enlisted till the conflict is o’er;
Happy are we! Happy are we!

Soldiers in the army, there’s a bright crown in store;
We shall win and wear it by and by.
Haste to the battle, quick to the field;
Truth is our helmet, buckler, and shield.
Stand by our colors; proudly they wave!
We’re joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.
[Chorus]
We are all enlisted till the conflict is o’er;
Happy are we! Happy are we!
Soldiers in the army, there’s a bright crown in store;
We shall win and wear it by and by.
2. Hark! the sound of battle sounding loudly and clear;
Come join the ranks! Come join the ranks!
We are waiting now for soldiers; who’ll volunteer?
Rally round the standard of the cross.
Hark! ’tis our Captain calls you today;
Lose not a moment, make no delay!
Fight for our Savior; come, come away!
We’re joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.
3. Fighting for a kingdom, and the world is our foe;
Happy are we! Happy are we!
Glad to join the army, we will sing as we go;
We shall gain the vict’ry by and by.
Dangers may gather—why should we fear?
Jesus, our Leader, ever is near.
He will protect us, comfort, and cheer.

We’re joyfully, joyfully marching to our home."

"If you lose marriage, you also lose freedom of religion. Atheistic moral bedlam and religious repression go hand in hand.... As you hold fast to the iron rod of the gospel you will gain strength to fulfill your divine destiny.  Be strong, stalwart soldiers in the army of God, protected by His divine armor, helmet of salvation and shield of faith." -Elder Russell M. Nelson, June 2010

9 comments:

  1. Thanks, you put into words exactly how I've been feeling. I needed that :) Gives me hope!

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  2. Thanks Alissa!! Once we've done all we can do that's all we really need: hope, faith, and peace in the fact that we've learned, fought, defended, tried, voted, picketed, taught, pleaded, and prayed.

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  3. Way to Keep the faith, TKC:

    Another inspirational ditty comes to mind in transitional times such as these:

    'Onward, Christian soldiers,
    Marching as to war.
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before!
    Christ, the royal Master,
    Leads against the foe;
    Forward into battle,
    See His banner go!'

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  4. Excellent words of faith and wisdom. If it weren't for my confidence that we have a loving Father in Heaven and a Savior who are the true champions of eternal liberty, I would probably just give up and tell the world to go to...well, you know, that place it's trying so hard to go.

    There are definitely reasons to fear for our nation, and it might require a painful experience of national humbling, but truth and liberty are assured of victory, and we can have peace even in the midst of painful divine tutoring.

    "Be still and know that I am God." Such simple words, but such transcending power.

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  5. That judges ruling was a horrible mishmash, according to the legal experts I've heard. Asserted truths and biased conclusions. He actually wrote part of it in ALL CAPS!

    Nobody is persecuting gay people in this country. If anything they are held up for hollywood worship.

    I can understand both sides of this issue, and I struggle with it from a libertarian perspective. But one can make the case against gay marriage from a natural law and definitional argument.

    Your points about Christian morality are well taken and I agree with them, but they have no legal standing. From what I've heard, this can be taken down on its merits and the judge's shabbily reasoned ruling.

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  6. All caps, eh? Sounds very intellectual. *sarcasm*

    It's an issue that I have a hard time with as well- one that would be easy to just brush off, but the real issue is beyond the common discourse. The issues are futurity, the children, and religious freedom being infringed because once gay marriage is normalized calling homosexuality what it is, a sin, becomes bigotry which then they can penalize you for. They open the door to being able to illegalize Biblical teachings. Gay marriage places a gag order on Christianity and those who know that depravity in all forms is wrong.

    Have you heard about the 2 ladies that have taken lawsuits up against their universities because they have been told that they can't get their master's degrees unless they change their religious views and accept homosexuality as good and normal? Yikes! Atheofascists at work again!

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  7. >I struggle with it from a libertarian perspective

    The way I usually express my own libertarian perspective is "Do what you want, just do it away from me," so if people want to establish a formal romantic relationship with another member of the same sex, then they are free to do it, though of course the consequences are 100% theirs as well.

    At the same time, redefining marriage as something that it is not is not acceptable. Two men in a formal relationship is not now, never has been, and never will be the same as marriage, and cannot have the same beneficial effect on children or on society as marriage (assuming that the mother and father are decent people who do their best to be good parents, of course).

    Calling a union between two people of the same sex "marriage" is simply political correctness rather than factual correctness. In addition, there is no rational foundation for mainstreaming homosexual behavior, which is, by definition, deviant and abnormal. If a person wants to choose deviant and abnormal behavior, he is free to do so. We are as free to choose evil as we are to choose good. However, he is not free to force me to accept or sanction that behavior, nor is he free to change the meaning of words to suit his urges and emotions.

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  8. I agree entirely, Bastiatarian. The gay marriage issue is about changing the definition to suit their purposes, specifically to force us as a society and our churches to sanction homosexuality. Truth is, we could care less what they do in their own bedrooms. It is about the definition, and not in reality about equality or any kind of truth or tolerance. It is about THEM being intolerant toward traditional morality and marriage.

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  9. 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
    23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!" -Isaiah 5

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