Christian / Reality Epiphany / The Mapps Quest

We’re not in Kansas anymore.

Well Dorothy, I think you are right on the money.  Welcome to post-Christian America.  The morning after the presidential elections there was almost a sigh of relief, accompanied by a horrible sense of foreboding.  The sigh is because it is plain to see that this country has made it’s decision, and with more than 50% of the vote, our country has stated that it is more interested in self help than God.  The sigh is one of relief, for my family in-particular,  it means that we now know the truth and can plainly see the times in which we live.  There is no more guessing as to what our country wants.. no more trying to figure out just who is on who’s side.

It’s like a line has been drawn.   According to Politico, Obama won 62,154,025 popular votes over Romney’s 58,798,935.  Our country has shown in mass numbers that it is divided… and according to our former President Lincoln and Jesus, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  Read carefully Jesus’ words: “51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” – Luke 12

The country of our past is just that.. passed.  With open arms I embrace what is coming.  It will be a struggle, and hard to reconcile why so many flat out hate my God, but I will not cease in fighting for His justice and mercy to prevail.  I will no longer see a stranger without a hope that they might know Christ.  I will pray daily for this battle that is just beginning in our nation for those who will be persecuted for their belief in our Creator, and their willingness to stand up for the only truth…His truth…revealed through His son, the Christ.

The Parable of the Weeds (Matthew 13)

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. 40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Whoever has ears, let them hear.

Matthew 24: 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

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The below photo represents what I perceive in our nation.  At first this photo was a part of a poem created to stimulate an awareness on Facebook that our nation has fallen and that we must pull her back up.  However, more times than I can think of this photo has reminded me of not only how our nation has fallen, but how we (the church) as Christ’s bride are eagerly awaiting the day when He will pull us up to be with Him.

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “We’re not in Kansas anymore.

  1. I love your posts, sister. They encourage me as talking to you does. And it seems that you speak truth in division. Where I feel divided is in that I do not think that choosing a Democratic vote over a Republican one is a vote against God. To many up in the north, the Republicans are the God haters – when you look at actions, their hypocrisy speak volumes more than words. From the perspective here, Republicans are selfish, greedy and worldly, with the opinion that Jesus would have turned his back on a man callously saying, “learn how to fish you lazy cussword”, and Democrats are viewed as those willing to help those less fortunate, love everyone equally, and share what you have. While I would not profess to love either side (or even like for that matter), it seems that the GOP would rather scare the masses and force them cattle-style to whatever they want than honestly try to make this world a better place. On the reverse side, Democrats have become too open and tolerant, which is not helping society become a better place either.
    My only point is that just because people voted for one party or the other does not mean they hate God. It means they chose what they thought to be the lesser of two evils, but until we have an honest Christian congress and president who care about promoting truth, love and God, we’re left to choose one or the other, or apathy.

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    • I agree that just because someone chose to vote Democrat does not mean they hate God, however, we as Christians must take a stand against immorality, which is what the party is basing it’s campaign on. Read Romans 1.. I just listened to this yesterday, and you might want to give it a go: http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-448/abortion-and-the-campaign-for-immorality

      I love you, and I sometimes wish we lived in a communist country where we didn’t have to divide ourselves because of politics, but this is not the case. It seems like it would be easier sometimes to be a Christian in a country where they are persecuted because then I would know who was wheat, and who was weeds. But God has us here for His reasons.

      I think there is a larger picture here as well…where does our ‘fluster’ lie? Do we get as emotional over the things of God as we do over politics?… or anything else for that matter? This is something I have been struggling with lately, and God is revealing where my heart truly lies. In the end we must remember that God has this all under control. The man that God ordained to be in the White House is there now.. so bring it on. 🙂

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