Well, yesterday thing blew open in the States. The constitution there is fraying, and some consider that the president should recollect Lincoln and round up the traitors. The times are not normal, but that is what being sold. This is the new normal.
That nothing in the Ainglish Whiggish project can be rilled back. Instead we cannot pray for the reformation and deliverance of sin. But we shall, though they threaten us with all and any penalty.
Our new pagan rulers think they have progressed> they have regressed to the point where the Romans would damn them, who killed Polycarp.
“Eighty and six years I have served Him, and He has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my King and Savior? You threaten me with a fire that burns for a season, and after a little while is quenched; but you are ignorant of the fire of everlasting punishment that is prepared for the wicked.” - St Polycarp, Apostolic Father, 70 - 155 A.D.
(As usual, I got the date for the saint wrong: it was December 1).
Polycarp was old when he was martyred. Stephen was young. There is no retirement in Christ, nor is there ever a time when pagans and those against Christ will not hate us. So in this time, we pray that the righteous will prevail, and there will be reformation. For we will nor recuse ourselves from praising God, which is our sacrifice of worship.
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
85 Lord, you were favourable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin. Selah
4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;
for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,
and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
declares the Lord.”
9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists[a] also, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, 24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. 25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
This is a time of crisis. The press last night did not say a thing about Mr Trump's speech outlining why he thinks the elections in the USA are rorted. There are those who don't know what the word prophecy means, and think that any deviation from the accepted Whiggish narrative should be banned.
What we need to do is bear witness to Christ. Like Gunner, I hang around the Pentecostals enough to know what is being preached. It is that this is a time of difficulty, but out of it Christ will be glorified and we will see revival.
I pra that the prophets are true prophets. Such men of God bring nachos down and dispose of rulers. What this world things are normal continues... until it does not.
And after 2020 no one should assume that because something has always been that way ti will just continue
So let us be fervent in our prayers. Store the beans and pray that we don't have to use the bullets. For us, this is not the end. But for the revolutionary elite, this is the death fire of their ideology. Do not be like them.
1. Rort is an Australianis. It means to systematically cheat.
2. When the Devil dines with Whigs, he uses a long spoon. -- which was attributed to Dr Johnson by Boswell, I think. Nothing much changes.