The Daily Jot: Finding Hope

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Bill Wilson
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NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus–the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.

Friday,  August 7, 2015

Finding hope

When the new congress was elected, there was high hope of setting things right. Republicans like Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and Ohio Representative John Boehner promised they would repeal socialist healthcare, secure our borders, and protect traditional values. In reality, they have been utter failures in the first two years of the new Congress. Both keep paying lip service to the public by saying the right things, but they are ineffectual. The trouble is, replacing them with Democrats is akin to going back to the vomit. We keep seeking someone among them who will stand in the gap for the land that it not be destroyed, but we find none. We must realize that our hope is not in man, but in Christ.

If ever there were a case that the words of John Jay should be etched on the doorstep of every home, the behavior of Congress and the White House this past year would prove it. Jay, the first Justice of the US Supreme Court, wrote in a letter addressed to Pennsylvania House of Representatives member John Murray, dated October 12, 1816, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” Many a pastor has preached from the pulpit that Christians should not be involved in politics, and this current gaggle of evildoers in public office are the wages of this errant teaching.

There are many who look within the world system and decry that it is impossible to turn things around for the better. Indeed, looking through the eyes of what we know as human beings–the immediate past and present Administrations have driven Americans into unprecedented debt; Constitutional rights have been trampled as if they were never written; enemies have been allowed unchecked entry into our nation for the purpose of colonization; secret societies and special interest groups have overcome our nation like thorns on an abandoned farm. But these adversities are no less than those faced by a handful of Pilgrims, or a small group of minutemen, or the brave souls at Normandy.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Yes we have drifted as a nation from our Lord, but let us remember the promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” God sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” It all starts with Jesus. May your relationship with Him give you peace, comfort and strength.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com

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