AS A PEOPLE AND A REPUBLIC
COME THIS FAR BY FAITH. WILL WE ALLOW
THE “ROOT OF BITTERNESS” TO DESTROY
WHAT THE LORD HAS CREATED?
Op-Ed by: Rev James M Wesley Jr @ Monday 24 November 2014 4:17 PM
Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
This REPUBLIC we are blessed to be a part of has been a light to the world. We as a people have accomplished amazing things in only 240 years. In spite of what the Atheist would try to have us believe we are not now nor have ever been a “SECULAR” nation. Neither are we perfect, because of the words of our founding documents the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION both evoke the NAME OF GOD for the source of our FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS as a people. From Plymouth Rock to the present a PROCESS was put in motion. A PROCESS of PERFECTING WHAT THE DOCUMENTS DECLARED. You see the principals upon which this REPUBLIC was founded our stable, unchanging, immovable FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS. Something to strive for to work toward and just like a NEW CHRISTIAN stumbles, and falls and struggles to get things right these TRUTHS ARE LIKE A LIGHTHOUSE that are able to show us the WAY when we have lost it.
Our journey has had to deal with the CONTRADICTION OF SLAVERY and at a horrible cost of over 600,000 lives the bloodiest conflict the continent has ever scene. Abraham Lincoln’s GETTYSBURG ADDRESS gives a GODLY reason why this breaking and tearing and spilling of blood was necessary. We were living a lie and were misrepresenting the character and nature of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…
“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for The people, shall not perish from the earth.”
These words are chiseled in stone and reflect a dedication to the UNCHANGING PRINCIPALS upon which this REPUBLIC WAS FOUNDED. Rising from the ashes of this terrible conflict we strived to repair the damage, heal the wounded in spirit and body as we REBOOTED THE REPUBLIC and began again. The road has been long from RECONSTRUCTION, TO JIM CROW, and THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE. In spite of what the RACE BAITERS MAY CLAIM by GOD’S GRACE we have come a long way as the PROCESS CONTINUES. Now I see because of what these bigoted professional RACE BAITERS may claim we had approached Dr. Martin Luther King’s “DREAM” united as a people and they have tried to turn it into a “NIGHTMARE”.
Now let me digress back to the scripture HEBREWS 12:15 and let me share and explain this “ROOT OF BITTERNESS”…human nature is such that it will respond predictably to rejection, and injustice with the need to GET EVEN. The ability to FORGIVE is not a natural part of who we are as human beings. Only the influence of GOD’S WORD and the LOVE OF CHRIST is able to LIFT US UP and allow us to OVERCOME THE RAVAGES OF REVENGE. Without it? Well look around the demonic influence of unreasonable hate and un-forgiveness is manifesting itself in a sickening display of violence. It is irrelevant if the origins are BLACK, WHITE, LATINO it all has a common root the “ROOT OF BITTERNESS”…
The OBAMA administration and its SOCIALIST AGENDA has pitted the people of this REPUBLIC AGAINST ONE ANOTHER in hopes of us destroying ourselves. Every hate group across the spectrum is coming out of the woodwork. Nation of Islam, New Black Panther Party, NAACP, KKK, American Nazi Party, and Aryan Nations, all are based upon the SUPERIORITY OF ONE RACE OVER ANOTHER. All will twist and rewrite history to justify their position. In recent history the white counterparts of their black “MIRROR IMAGE” have kept a relatively low profile waiting for such a time as this to come out and begin to spout out and regurgitate their justification on why RACES CAN’T MIX. LOOK AT ALL OF THEM!! TWO GROUPS BUT ONE MIRROR!!
This Devil’s brew of violence, hatred, conflict and fear are part of the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S END GAME! We don’t have to play! The PEOPLE OF THIS REPUBLIC NEED TO UNITE AND DECLARE WITH ONE VOICE “THE KING HAS NO CLOTHES” AND RID OURSELVES OF THIS ATTEMPT TO END THIS GREAT EXPERIMENT IN SELF GOVERNMENT CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA….IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER FIVE THERE IS A SCENE THAT IS COMING WHERE THE LORD CALLS THE BELIEVERS “FROM EVERY KINDRED, PEOPLE, TONGUE, AND NATION”…This is the goal our founding documents established and it has been a relatively short journey compared to the age of all the other major nations, but we have STRIVED AND CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO ACHIEVE THIS DREAM.