In an amazing turn of events, 32 states in the Union have filed petitions to ‘peacefully’ secede from the Union as of Monday night. Amazingly, over half of the 50 states making up these great United States have shown their unhappiness with the way the federal government is interfering into the states.
With over 317,358 signatures already counted, over all 32 petitions, Texas ranks number one with nearly 53,000 signatures and growing. They have officially doubled and surpassed the minimum requirement of 25,000 signatures in order to be viewed by the Obama Administration and warrant a response.
Tennessee is fairly high on the list with 14,356 signatures by late Monday night. This may be surprising to some, but to many across this great country feelings of ‘not being heard’ seem to be ringing out loud and clear. No matter what the individual reasons are for each signature, it is clear that Americans are not happy with how things are going.
Citizens are so unhappy that across the nation they have had the exact same idea at the same time and are putting their names to it. There is even a petition to recount the election weighing in at over 30,000 signatures. Is secession a good idea? Is a recount a good move for America? You decide, but it does seem like the President might want to consider this option of a recount. The American people do deserve their voices to be heard. Recounting the election under strict and open supervision may be a good alternative to a divided nation.
Many Christians, however, are very upset over the election. The outcome of Obama’s win is looked upon as just one more sign that we are nearing the time of the rapture. Then they will say ‘ For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?’ (Revelation 6:17)Texas Mega-church pastor, Robert Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church in Dallas said recently, ‘…the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.’
It is so important in these last days that Christians have their hearts right with God. ‘And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.’ (Luke 21:34-36).
It’s also important to consider the faithful and wise steward. ‘Blessed is that servant, whom, his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.’ (Luke 12:43-46)
Our founding fathers knew what was right in the sight of the Lord, and that mattered to them so much that they fasted and prayed before signing the constitution. These men knew what it meant to fall on their faces before the Lord and to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling.
‘… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.’ (Phillipians 2:12b-16)
Keep these truths in your hearts as you stand for truth in the days to come. Let us remember Israel in the days of Joshua and what he said to them. ‘If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.’ (Joshua 20:21) Let our reply be the same as Israel’s reply. ‘And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord.’ (Joshua 20:22)
God has blessed this great nation of these United States; let us not forsake the Lord.
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