Legalizing pot and home delivery of booze, is that the states answer to the seriousness of violent crime??? Years ago, I talked to an APD SGT over lunch, and asked him about violent crime in Albuquerque, he said, “Sir, the citizens do not know how dangerous this city has become, we have many gangs’ taking up home here.” THAT WAS YEARS AGO!!!!! Nothing will change here in New Mexico and in America with out hearts being changed for JESUS! It burns my britches when I year people say bad things about our LAW ENFORCEMENT HEROES!!! It is so very foolish to even talk about defunding police!!! FOOLISH! Just this week a Texas Police Officer was shot in the head in answering a call for help. The officer died. Satan roams the streets of America blinding many.
New Mexico is upside down on all this….killing God’s babies through abortion, legalizing pot, home delivery of booze……evil! Satan is having his way with so very many here in New Mexico and across America. DO YOU SEE IT????? Politics has become a religion in this Country…..that is so horrific, just what Satan wants!!!
This post by Pastor Don Kimbro is SPOT ON!!!!
America-What Will it Take?
I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.
— Ezekiel 36:26-27 (The Message)
The year was 1990 and I was a volunteer with Prison Fellowship Ministries, which was founded by the late Chuck Colson. He was speaking in Albuquerque at a fund-raising event and I had been invited to attend. He was a dynamic speaker that night and one thing he said affected me more than anything else I have ever heard anyone say.
He spoke at the time about the Criminal Justice System and all the approaches to solving the problem of crime in America. He contended that no matter what we do to help with the prevention of incarceration or rehabilitation of prisoners, whether it be through education, job skills training, counseling, mentoring, half-way houses, financial assistance and all of the myriad of programs—the end result will always be the same. Crime will continue to increase, new inmates will be added to the system and old inmates will return to prison within a year or so of their release. Billions of dollars later and we will still be building prisons, jails, detention centers, juvenile facilities and beefing up police departments as fast as we can.
“What’s the answer?” he asked the huge gathering at the Marriott hotel that night. There was a hush over the crowd as we all awaited his reply. “Crime is a matter of the heart—and until the heart changes, crime in all of its various forms, will continue to be our biggest problem in America—and the only One who can change the human heart is Jesus Christ.”
I’ve never forgotten that statement. I have used it many times in many applications because it is true in all of the situations and circumstances of life in which we fail or fall short of God’s best.
So my friends—whether it be wokeness, critical race theory, election fraud, protests gone bad, riots, vandalism, anarchy, burnings, killings, prejudices, abuses of authority, dishonesty, stealing, cancel culture, or posturing political rhetoric, all of these will continue to dominate the news cycle until there is a massive heart change in our culture.
America—what will it take? Only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can do that. It all begins with prayer and revival will come. Let’s share that Good News with someone today. Maranatha!
Create in me a clean heart, O God … — Psalm 51:10
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This news comes as drug overdoes soar in America, and this news comes as New Mexico has legalized pot and home delivery of booze! New Mexico loves to feed addictions! Drunk driving remains a problem!!! The Dems in Washington now want to legalize pot across our nation…well, we are going to pot as a nation for sure, we are so off the track of God it is horrible! Ungodly!!! New Mexico is so very anti-life, a leader in performing abortions, killing God’s babies, and to think the majority of people in New Mexico keep electing anti-life lawmakers. It is so very foolish to think pot is going to save this state financially! Mark my word, it will add to the continued downfall of New Mexico. Lives will be ruined. Dems Rule Over New Mexico
So the Dems are moving now make pot legal in America. The morals of America are going down the toilet! Mark my word! This will bring nothing but more misery to our Country, and we are pretty sick the way it is.
New Mexico has legalized pot……
Past Past, this was written before pot became legal in New Mexico:
Our Dear Friend Chuck Akeley’s post from July of 2019 really hits a homerun for God!
“Legalization” Of Marijuana In New Mexico – Is This Really A Good Idea?
In our country and yes, our state, it has become almost fashionable to support the growth and use of marijuana, whether for medicinal use or recreational use. So much so, that even our state executive and many legislators consider government sanctioned and controlled distribution of marijuana to be a worthy effort as means to acquire tax dollars. Let’s consider some of the well-established issues facing New Mexico. For many years, we’ve been rated at the bottom or almost the bottom for quality of education, children living in poverty, drug use (e.g., opioid use), drug trafficking (I-40, I-10, I-25 and the southern border corridors) and DWI offenders (including the associated deaths). Is there really wisdom in enhancing these issues by creating a culture of “legalized” use of marijuana here in New Mexico?
A wise man once told me that if you have any doubt as to whether to do or say something, then ask yourself, would you look to Jesus and say “Lord, I do this thing as unto You” or “Lord, I give You thanks for this which I am about to do.” If the answer is no, then why are you doing it? Would you ask Jesus to bless your firing up of a joint or bowl or eating of a laced edible so that you would experience a high? The scripture says we should seek His wisdom. According to Proverbs 4:7, “[w]isdom is the principal thing; [t]herefore get wisdom [NKJV].” Ephesians 5:15-21 instructs us to walk in wisdom: “[s]ee then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ [NKJV].” Just because we CAN do something doesn’t necessarily mean we SHOULD do something.
My background includes a few years as a Special Agent with the USAF Office of Special Investigations, during which much of the training involved drug enforcement. I spent the first year after completing the initial academy leading the Travis AFB, CA Joint Drug Enforcement Team and subsequently worked for several years at Holloman AFB, NM participating in drug enforcement operations with the other agents. Once you have strapped on the equipment and executed a few warrants, you tend to develop a very different perspective about “low level drug use,” as the small amounts of drugs came from someone who was probably not your next door neighbor, and that person’s drugs came from a trafficker – a very dangerous person. The perspective that I’m not hurting anyone is a big lie. It is not surprising to me that the military and local or state police have had to lower standards in order to acquire acceptable cadets. Today, our children and youth often do things as a result of cultural or peer influences which can devastate future employment opportunities. How much worse it is when our children’s parents are the ones modeling this behavior? I thank God that our Lord is forgiving and merciful, and am reminded that we are called to forgive others and to help guide our friends, family and others unto salvation and into their God-given destiny!
It’s interesting to hear discussions about “legalizing” recreational use of marijuana at the state level. If a state allows something that is forbidden at the federal level, it is not really legal, but what is happening is that the federal government has elected, as a matter of enforcement discretion, to refrain from seeking prosecution under certain circumstances and the state has elected to ignore existing federal code or statutes. The federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), 21 USC 812, establishes five schedules of controlled substances, identified as Schedules I, II, III, IV and V. Schedule I lists substances that have been determined to have: 1) a high potential for abuse; 2) no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and 3) a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or substance under medical supervision. The psychoactive substance in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), remains to this day a listed Schedule I substance. Because of this, many states have struggled with the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana and declare legality, when in point of fact, what is occurring is simply enforcement discretion at the federal level and a glaring lack of willingness of the federal government to take a solid position one way or the other.
There is MUCH remaining to be said about this issue, including the increasing levels of THC in modern-grown marijuana plants provided by dispensaries and technologically-advanced illicit grows, the lack of clear means for law enforcement to easily determine the degree of driving impairment compared to determining alcohol impairment, the effect that such has or may have on us developmentally, mentally and physically, the wisdom and procedure for assuring sound regulatory controls at the federal and state level – and assuming this issue isn’t going away quickly, the spiritual implications of encouraging, yet another mind altering substance for use by our residents, demonstrating yet again, the wisdom of man in the face of the wisdom of God.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask that You would speak to the hearts of those in a position to encourage, allow, regulate and/or spend tax dollars on marijuana matters in our beautiful State of New Mexico (and across this nation). Give us ears to hear and eyes to see what is the will of God. May wisdom guide our discussions and determinations, with a mighty hedge of protection over all who are doing Your will and serving Your people, in light of this challenge. But regardless, help us to always love. Always. Amen.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Look what is going on in our Country……..
From Dr. Jim Denison:
Here’s the bad news: drug overdose deaths in 2020 hit the highest number ever recorded. Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, explained the increase: “This has been an incredibly uncertain and stressful time for many people, and we are seeing an increase in drug consumption, difficulty in accessing life-saving treatments for substance use disorders, and a tragic rise in overdose deaths.”