Millions and Millions Being Spent on NM Gubernatorial Race

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“Comforting the Afflicted & Afflicting the Comfortable” James 1:9-11

Oh My! MILLIONS and MILLIONS!

I have been writing about this and now we have a very clear picture of the millions and millions of dollars that are being spent in the New Mexico Gubernatorial race! Thanks to the ABQ Journal! ABQ JOURNAL Report

As I have been saying for years, politics has turned into a BIG MONEY GAME! What does this mean to the average citizen of America???!!!! It means the focus is on money and power, not on the needs of the people. This is why we are in the mess we are in, we are in bad shape as money rules. Both parties are at fault. POWER and MONEY and EGO! Ego stands for “edging God out” and that is what has happened in American politics. God is not part of this mess, all this hate and anger.

Thomas a’ Kempis said, “When Jesus is near, all is well and nothing seems difficult. When He is absent, all is hard.”

All is hard in America….especially hearts for Jesus…..

American Politics has turned into a very bad circus……

Yiou want answers?

JESUS is the answer…His WORDS and WAYS are the answer, not mans. BIBLICAL PRINCIPALS! You can’t tell me that most of those political ads are Biblical!

Kinda a slap in the face to the people of New Mexico…we are one of the poorest states in America, but we have millions being spent by politicians and their buddy’s. We rank very badly in the well-being of our children…..to me this political money sends a very bad message to our children.  These folks are to be role models…right??

Nothing will change here in New Mexico until we return to seek the face of JESUS and not politics.

From yesterday……….

This note from Debbie Bogosian of Edgewood, New Mexico speaks for thousands! I asked Debbie if I could post this because it speaks to something I have talked about a zillion times on radio and TV and in my sermons, it is called “NOTHING NOISE” My Dear Friend and mentor Pastor Barry Dickens preached on this years ago at the Methodist Church in Los Alamos, NM. The politicians on both sides spew mostly “nothing noise”…it means nothing to us tax payers. Your ads treat us like we are all dumb. The mudslinging must end, the lies must end! Give us the truth and solutions, not 30 second sound bites! Bring unity to our Country!

We used to call this “False Advertising”…If I was still in the radio business I would have a very hard time running political ads. I do not know what the law is now, but a station could refuse to run all political ads, back in the day. But now more than ever media relies on the political cash flow. All media must be having a record season of cash sales. Follow the money.

The “Truth Meter” in American politics has gone missing.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21

An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. Proverbs 12:17

Here is Debbie’s note……..

TO ALL POLITICIANS. I am tired of you. Your endless TV ads that say nothing about you and how you want to accomplish your agenda. You focus on the negative of the other person or list accomplishments that are not really substantiated by facts. I don’t believe 85% of the “information” you share because it is so easy to take things out of context and twist them to fit your theme/agenda. I read something recently that has really helped me see through all the propaganda, “Truth not news.” So give me solid truths about you and not “news about the other candidate. I will be so glad when November 7th is here so your commercials are gone!

Thank you Debbie for allowing us to share your thoughts!

Also from today…………

From Pastor Dewey Moede this morning………

But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God. John 3:21

The election process in America has turned so very ugly…..on both sides…seek the face of Jesus as you prepare to vote.

Have you voted? I have, every vote counts. So many tight races in New Mexico! Make sure and do your duty and vote, please. The Governors race in New Mexico is very tight, so very close. KOB TV reports on a new poll that is out by Carroll Strategies. KOB TV Report

This also has been one of the most awful elections for mudslinging. See the link to Judaical attack ad. What is accomplished by name calling, attack ads????……its like pouring money down a rat hole. The public loses because the REAL ISSUES are not discussed.

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Vote your Biblical values…..we are constantly praying over the election

How I felt when I voted yesterday
November 1, 2018  |  READ TIME: 4 minutes
I voted in the midterm elections yesterday.I’m not going to tell you what candidates I supported–this ministry is intentionally as nonpartisan as possible, hoping to reach people of any and all political persuasions.Rather, I’m writing to tell you how it felt to vote.

This is the twenty-first time I’ve voted in a presidential or midterm election, but this one felt different. In the midst of the most virulent political animosity I can remember, I walked out of the voting precinct with an overwhelming sense of gratitude to be an American.

I felt gratitude for our founders–they risked everything to fight the most powerful nation on earth in defense of an idea and a new nation. I felt enormous gratitude for the soldiers who have served and died for my freedom.

I felt gratitude for those who defend and protect us today. I felt gratitude for the women and men who love their country enough to run for office. I felt gratitude for all those who serve to make our political system work. And I felt gratitude to be an American.

Courage changes culture

On this All Saints’ Day, when Christians around the world remember the faith heroes who have gone before us, I’d like to explore with you this fact: courage changes culture.

Abraham left his home to follow God to a promised land. Moses confronted Pharaoh, the most powerful man on earth. Joshua and his people stepped into a flooded Jordan River. David faced Goliath. Galilean fishermen left their vocations to follow Jesus. Peter preached to the Sanhedrin. Paul testified before kings.

It takes courage to change the status quo. Friedrich Nietzsche was right: the “will to power” is the dominant drive in our fallen human nature. People who have achieved power will typically do anything to keep it. And those who seek power will do anything to achieve it.

Warren Bennis, the brilliant management scholar, observed that an “unconscious conspiracy” exists in every organization. Its purpose is to maintain the status quo for the future benefits of current participants. I have seen this “conspiracy” at work in every church, school, and organization I have served.

Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, noted: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”

Why we need courage today

Courage is especially vital for culture-changing Christians in 2018 America.

Our nation was founded on a unity built on three factors: external threats, cohesive institutions, and a holistic Judeo-Christian worldview. We were facing the greatest military power the world had ever seen. Our political and military leaders unified thirteen colonies into a nation. Our churches preached the gospel and prayed for spiritual awakenings that transformed the nation.

Our cohesion was severely tested by the Civil War but survived and was strengthened as disparate states became a united nation. Two world wars and the Cold War fostered a cohesive patriotism and trust in our government and military. Our churches thrived as they preached biblical truth and fostered biblical community.

However, our trust in institutions began to falter in the 1960s with outrage over Vietnam, racial discrimination, and Watergate. Our consensual Judeo-Christian morality was shaken by the sexual revolution and legalized abortion, removing the social stigma of unbiblical morality and external motivation for sexual purity.

The postmodern shift from absolute truth to personal truth undermined the very notion of objective morality. And our last unifying external threat fell with the demise of the Soviet Union.

Today we have internalized our threats, demonizing our political opponents. Our institutions, including the church, have never been less trusted. And postmodern relativism has eviscerated a cohesive Judeo-Christian worldview.

Three steps to courage

How do we find the courage to be catalysts for the change we need?

First: Choose to be courageous. Scripture calls us to “be strong, and let your heart take courage” (Psalm 31:24). Decide that you want to be as courageous as the hour demands.

Second: Pray for the strength to be courageous. We must be “filled” with the Spirit to have the power of the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Paul served the Lord by “struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29). Ask God for the power of the Spirit so you can be courageous in his cause.

Third: Act with courage. Peter denied Jesus to a servant before Pentecost. After he was filled with the Spirit, he and John told the religious authorities who arranged for Jesus’ execution, “We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). When you seek courage and pray for courage, you will act with courage.

The power of courage

Courageous Christians change the culture and offer us a model to emulate.

I know a hotel CEO who ordered pornography taken out of every property in his global chain, regardless of the cost to his bottom line. When I am faced with a sacrificial decision, his courage often comes to mind.

A dear friend of mine is a convert from Islam to Christianity. He chose to go back to his native country to share Christ with his Muslim family, with no assurance that he would ever be allowed to return to the States or see his wife again. When I have an opportunity to be bold in my witness, his courage often comes to mind.

I had lunch yesterday with one of my faith heroes. I still remember the day twenty-five years ago when he was treated with great injustice. His grace, magnanimity, and courage that day marked me. On occasions when I have been treated unfairly, his courage comes immediately to mind.

We cannot measure the eternal significance of present faithfulness. Where is God calling you to be courageous today?

NOTE: The Christmas season will be here soon. We will all have gifts to buy and plans to make. It’s so easy to get busy and miss the wonder of this holiday.Joy to Your World – an Advent devotional guide written by my wife, Janet – helps us experience the season fully. It’s my thanks for your gift today.I hope this Advent guide helps you find real joy this Christmas. To receive yours, please click here.
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