The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ April 13th, 2014

The Persecution of Honor

The Persecution of Honor

Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend! Thank God for a peaceful ending to what could have otherwise been something quite awful in Nevada yesterday. As I wrote yesterday, the incident itself served as a window of opportunity for all Americans to reassess and correct course if need be. As Brandon Smith wrote, something is coming, a great change…an unstoppable reckoning. There are so many souls among us who, without correction, will find themselves in the darkest regret I fear. These are our friends, family and neighbors. These are the people we love and we must not abandon them…

Persecution

If you have not yet seen Rear Admiral Lee’s speech on the new regulations restricting prayer in the military, then you must watch it in the link provided below. It is courageous and powerfully inspiring. I knew the minute I watched and listened to this man, his message would be the foundation of mine this morning. To understand that it was our first President who used the Constitution as an international template for freedom, and now realize that his own military ancestors have been ordered to violate its 1st Amendment is more than unconscionable…it is the seed of treason!

If our own system of justice requires that a jury must find the truth in every prosecution in order to establish guilt, what sense would it make to abandon such a useful barometer in our personal lives? What true friend would expect it of us?

The Feds backed away from the Bundy Ranch yesterday because the truth surfaced in the form of a shameful land deal Harry Reid made with the Chinese! I guess the truth was faster than the turtle, eh? So who are these people who would heartlessly lie in order to shut down a multi-generational American family business to do a deal with…the Chinese government? Are the same people who are hiding the truth about Benghazi, Fast & Furious and the IRS the same people behind the 1st Amendment assault in our own military? And (if) they are, then shouldn’t my next question be which side am I on?

If we believe in Washington’s template and find ourselves at some protest next to a person holding up a communist or socialist banner with a clenched fist, shouldn’t our hearts give us the answer to the question? Shouldn’t this same litmus test apply to the very people who represent our interests in Washington as well? Have I chosen the side of the persecutor or the persecuted?

Warning– The truth will set us free, but first it will make us miserable! ~ James A. Garfield

Rear Admiral Lee Addresses Restrictive Regulations (Persecution)

Psalm 26:

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen. If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit His temple. For He hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, He hath protected me in the secret place of His tabernacle.

He hath exalted me upon a rock: and now He hath lifted up my head above my enemies. I have gone round, and have offered up in His tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation: I will sing, and recite a psalm to the Lord. Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to Thee: have mercy on me and hear me. My heart hath said to Thee: My face hath sought Thee: Thy face, O Lord, will I still seek. Turn not away Thy face from me; decline not in Thy wrath from Thy servant. Be Thou my helper, forsake me not; do not Thou despise me, O God my Saviour. For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken me up.

Set me, O Lord, a law in Thy way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies. Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself. I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

 

Chip Murray: Wide Awake
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