COURAGE…We all know about courage, but do we clearly understand the implications of it? Do we practice courage; do we represent courage amongst our peers, our family, and to the general public? Do we encourage others to act courageous by our action… or inaction?
Well, let’s examine a few things…Do you say the blessing before meals IN PUBLIC? To some that would take courage. In some countries…you likely would be killed for it, and it would certainly take courage to do it. ANYTHING that involves danger, fear, great moral strength…that’s COURAGE. Remember the Columbine School Tragedy, where the young teen was asked by the killer if she believed in Jesus, and with GREAT COURAGE, she answered… “YES”….and was immediately… killed. And, that…was in the good ole’USA.
For those who have ears to ear, and eyes to see….remember you read it here. There will come a time in America… where we will be in those same stressful, dangerous, and traumatic situations… where proclaiming our belief in God, and Jesus Christ, will get us… KILLED.
The PRIMARY reason this website is in existence, is because: God has been KICKED-OUT of America’s Boardrooms. My purpose, here, is to bring more attention to God. Many people, in today’s world… are uncomfortable with the idea of OPENLY professing to know and love Jesus. Even our own government, Hollywood, many celebrities, and most of our elected leaders disapprove of God… or FROWN on the idea of God being mentioned in any form. Our military chaplains are no longer permitted to give out bibles; and religious materials are no-longer permitted to be given out at VA hospitals.
We, the American citizen, the VOTER, are sitting idly by, and ALLOWING satan, and his associates, to take over our American way of life…and eventually…reducing it to a dictatorship, and likely…a return to slavery. Soon, our government will take away our right to bear arms, and we’re going to sit there it watch it happen.
BTW, when less than ½ of the population is gainfully employed…the remainder are “open-targets” to enhance a dictatorship. Shame on us…we are permitting our own government to bring-about MODERN-DAY-SLAVERY and chaos. Our senior government leader(s) routinely by-pass Congress…ignoring existing laws, and employ Czar’s to run the “bully-pulpit.”
Here are a few references to bring some clarity to the biblical take… Ephesians 6:12 – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Matthew 10:22 – And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 1 Peter 2:16 – Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Luke 6:22 – “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!
All of this…takes… COURAGE. At a point in time…our courage will be tested. When we complain, or wonder… why there is pain, stress, and calamity… you’ll know that Jesus is trying to prepare us for our … own CRUCIFIXION. The question: Will we be ready? ….Blessings….cjlb…5/31/16.
Photo: Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and was credited with killing over 240 German soldiers and wounding and capturing many more.