A Bad Gamble; Still, We Shall Overcome

If I were a gambling man, I would have lost my shirt wagering Mitt Romney would have won the 2012 Presidential election.  His loss sent a sickening feeling across this divided nation and has created deep discussion. Conversations have ranged from what the Republican Party could have done differently to where our nation may be headed in the next four years.  Some may say Obama’s re-election is God’s permissive will.

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

The majority of the people have elected a President for self-serving principals and greed not being able to acknowledge the outcome.  Is it Gods will that as a nation we may be facing the most economically depressed times of our lives?  One can only anticipate sky rocketing energy prices.  There should be no question that all fossil-fuels will increase which will have a direct effect on residential and business heating and cooling costs.  Indirectly, the rates of food products and transportation of those food products will see an increase.   Will all the government entitlements be able to keep up with hyper-inflation generated by quantitative easing?  How many cans of beans can be bought for twenty dollars or higher by the welfare recipient holding food stamps?  Most who voted for Obama will discover in the next four years that this broken government cannot continue to support the ever increasing number of benefactors.

Many companies will continue not to hire new employees and be forced to cut their payroll due to new EPA rules and regulations being implemented and the overwhelming cost of Obamacare.   Less people working equates to less taxes gathered by the government and a much greater demand for more entitlements.  If this government actually believes it can rape the wealthiest in this nation, which are the job providers, through taxation, and continue successfully down this path, I have a news flash for them. It will not happen without an outcry from all citizens.

Will this administration continue with its unwritten open-border policy which continues to be an encumbrance on the system? Will our military become so weak that our nation is at risk of being attacked by outside forces? Will what used to be illegal drugs become legal?  Will Conservative and Christian radio and television be removed from broadcast?  Will our Constitution be trashed all together?  One must ask these questions because, at least one point in time, this President and his administration have shown the desire to entertain these thoughts. 

This nation is a Christian nation yet it is divided.  I pray for this nation to become once again a God fearing nation that embraces Christianity as a whole.  We have seen our government evade and diminish the Word of God.  After this administration, I have faith our great nation will be resurrected!

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” Ephesians 6:12

Images: “The Dice” by Simó Gómez Polo (1845- 1880); public domain/copyright has expired.

About the author: David Hiatt

David Hiatt sees a good part of America driving his truck across it, mostly from Indiana down to the bottom of Texas. He is a passionate Christian Constitutional Conservative that is concerned about the direction this Great Nation is heading.

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  • Victoria

    I hope you’re right Mr. Hiatt. No fear.

  • Marge

    Hang on cuz this is gonna be a wild ride!

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Do not overlook that in Romans 13, the Apostle Paul identified the government he wrote about as ministers of God who strike fear in the wicked and do good to the righteous. Obama and today’s government don’t qualify.

  • Joe Nukem

    What IF the election was stolen through voting fraud and corruption, does God sanction that? Satan certainly does! They question he is whether or not the good people are willing to stand for this or shall the laws of the land be enforced? I would think not, for Obama still has yet to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he is a “natural born citizen” of the USA. This was challenged by several States and they were to prohibit Obama from being on the Ballot come election day. All these efforts of the States to “Uphold and Defend the Constitution against enemies,foreign and domestic were thwarted Federal Courts deciding what is clear a enumerate power of the State. If We the People want our country back we Must:

    1) wean ourselves of any and all subsidies from and and all governmental entities and become self sufficient once again. Let the Private and Church charities take care of those in real need. The States need to do the same.

    2) Protect and defend or Language, Borders and Culture. ALL illegals must go home and all anchor babies as well. I am sure the law did not original apply to the lawless invaders, but to those in the USA on visas legally. Yes, we have the logical capability to move all 21 to 36 million by using our school bus fleets on weekends with volunteers to bucket brigade loads of invaders back to the southern border by driving 4 – 5 hours out and having the bus back in its home barn every night. Round them up in during the week and ship on weekends.

    3) Return to the Constitution as the founder original intended. Repeal many of the amendments that undermine the original and give more and more power to the central government. 17th comes to mind first. Then we can revisit the commerce clause which causes the most tyranny of the States.

    4) Start indicting traitors for treason, try them, convict and punish under the law. Every politician and bureaucrat takes the Oath to “uphold and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic,” yet many do exactly the opposite and undermine the USA at every chance. These act are clearly demonstrable in most cases by the actions of the individual. Their words are meaningless and lying is the prevailing motis operandi (MO). Death is too good for many.

    5) Allow God back into the schools. The 1st amendment is truly clear that the Government must stay our of religion, but says nothing about Religion staying out of the Government or the “Town Square” or the Schools. The Judeo-Christian moral foundation to which this great nation was founded must remain the foundation and we cannot let anyone or any group put it asunder. It is folly to do so and has proven thus since 1963.

    6) the censors at the FCC need to do their job keeping smut and filth off the TV until after 9:00 PM after the kids have gone to bed. No, it is not a free speech issue. It is a cultural issue. Either we at to be a base and barbaric devolving into what Satan desires us to be, or we can rise above depravity. We must fight and over come the seven deadly sins.

    THE INDIVIDUAL and the NUCLEAR FAMILY under God divine guidance is what made this country great and only when we return to the behavior that made us great will we experience greatness again. We need not be selfish and self centered as the last few generations have

    Remember “Character” is doing the right thing when no one is watching.”

    Joseph N.

    • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

      Joseph, please consider your use of the term “Judeo-Christian.” It’s as oxymoronic as any two things could be. “Christian” represents the Bible, both Old and New Testament alike. “Judeo” represents the religion of Judaism, which has nothing to do with the Old Testament. It’s what came out of Babylon and is one and the same as the traditions of the elders (Matthew 15:6-9) that Christ so vehemently renounced while here on earth and which was later (circa 500 AD) codified into the what today is known as the Babylonian Talmud. In addition, to teaching the antithesis of almost everything found in Yahweh’s moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments), it’s the most antichrist, antichristian piece of literature on the planet.

      What once had been known as Christendom here in America, tragically became known a merely Christianity, and worse, Judeo-Christianity.

  • John Englehutt

    “I pray for this nation to become once again a God fearing nation that
    embraces Christianity as a whole. We have seen our government evade and
    diminish the Word of God.”

    The Constitution itself(which so many Christians and conservatives hold up as our ideal) does NOT embrace Christianity (i.e.the Word of God as a whole) because it explicitly allows and provides for a law-order predicated upon man’s “autonomous values” rather than the Eternal Law of Yahweh and Christ our King. Today, America and the modern democracies are reaping the whirlwind of this sinful philosophy, and we find our societies drifting(or running full tilt) away more and more from the commandments and judgments of the Almighty. By, as Mr. Hiatt put it, diminishing and evading the Word of God, we have sought to be our own gods, determining good and evil for ourselves. We see where this has led us: an ongoing womb-baby holocaust, sodomites on the march and marriage under open attack, the elevation to Civil Leadership of men(like Obama) who openly mock God and twist the Word in a perverse attempt to justify their own evil opinions….we could go on.
    But let us not dwell on the negative. Let us rather turn with all our hearts to God in repentance and seek to live in accordance with ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE HAS COMMANDED. Let us, by faith in HIM and obedience to His Word devote ourselves tirelessly to the task of bringing all things captive to Christ.
    Thy Kingdom(O, LORD) come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!

  • http://www.farnumfamily.org/ Norm Farnum

    Ted, John, I agree that the answer lies within the binding of our Sacred “Constitution” known to most as the Bible! That document that has become this nation’s idol, the U.S. Constitution, is one of the roots of our country’s downfall.

    We need Christian men working from a Biblical world view to step forward & reclaim our country for Christ & His Perfect Law system.

    We need righteous men who will fearlessly lead our nation in the direction of Yahweh’s Kingdom…

    I share an old hymn that we’ve been singing for many years. I found this song in an old Methodist hymnal — you won’t find it in ANY church hymnals today!

    God Send Us Men
    Lyrics written 1909 by Frederick J. Gillman (1866-1949)
    Published: 1916 / Tune: Kedron, 1799

    God send us men whose aim ’twill be
    Not to defend some ancient creed,
    But to live out the laws of Christ
    In every thought and word and deed.

    God send us men alert and quick
    His lofty precepts to translate,
    Until the laws of Christ become
    The laws and habits of the state.

    God send us men of steadfast will,
    Patient, courageous, strong and true,
    With vision clear and mind equipped
    His will to learn, his work to do.

    God send us men with hearts ablaze,
    All truth to love, all wrong to hate;
    These are the patriots nations need;
    These are the bulwarks of the state.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    Because there is no justice:

    Psalms 37:
    12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    A simple principle for the solution:

    Exodus 23:
    7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

  • David Hiatt

    Thank you for taking the time to read….. Great comments.

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