Truth

The truth does not require a majority to prevail, lades and gentlemen.  The truth is its own power. … Never forget that. – Rush Limbaugh

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Unmasked — Have we uncovered the truth on 2020 election fraud…

Sorry to make you mad!  Sorry to make you sad!  Sorry to make you cry!  But my patriotic duty is to share with you the reality of the coup d’etat we are experiencing.

Facts are facts, regardless of how often they are disputed.  Please watch this video if you have doubts about what happened.

Cancel culture is very dangerous to this country, to our future.  Cowering before the bullies of neighbors,  main stream media, politicians or courts allows the bullies to dominate our lives. Living with our head in the sand leaves our rear end seriously exposed.

Regardless of the naysayers, the election was stolen.  For real evidence, for real documentation, please watch this video:

Unmasked — Have we uncovered the truth on 2020 election fraud…

before it is taken down.  Then share, far and wide.

I continue to ask the question, “What can I do about the downward spiral we are experiencing?”

Jerry

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Watch This Woman!

Watch this woman!

Not just this video clip.  And not just today.  But watch her in the next months as she takes on Washington, as she enters the U S House of Representatives. 

As a close friend says, “We need a lot more of these …”

She owns Shooters Grill, a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, where staff members are encouraged to openly carry firearms.

She beat out the 5-term incumbent Republican in the primary with 54.6% of the vote.  And she beat the Dumbocrat challenger in the general election by focusing her campaign on gun rights, energy, and the Constitution, and denouncing “the heavy hand of government to make us do whatever they want.” Wikipedia says this about her. 

On the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives, Breitbart quotes her 13 January:

“Where’s the accountability for the left after encouraging and normalizing violence? Rather than helping American people in this time, we start impeachments that further divide our country,” Boebert said. “I call bull-crap.”

“I hear the Democrats demanding unity; sadly, they’re only unified in hate,” Boebert concluded.

Hopefully Daily Wire and others will provide us with the facts of her congressional life among the gators in the swamp, which MSM will certainly not do.

May God shower her with wisdom to complement her backbone as she leads. Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom. And whatever you may acquire, gain understanding. Proverbs 4:7.

Jerry 

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Jerry R Lambert

As Moses prepared to lead the Children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, he addressed them as the tremendously insightful and successful leader that we know him to be.  If we analyze his leadership actions, what can we learn?  And how may we apply what we learn to point us to act under the current situation?

On the day they would depart, Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the Lord brought you out from this place. (More on the emphasized words later.)

Instructing them on how to remember, following the plan of the Creator, he established the holiday of Passover: Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.

And ensuring that all succeeding generations would remember: And when your children ask you, “What do you mean by this rite?” you shall say, “It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, because He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians, but saved our houses.”

And further instruction: And you shall explain to your child on that day, “It is because of what the Lord did for me when I went free from Egypt.”

And yet further: And when, in time to come, your child asks you, saying, “What does this mean?” you shall say to him, “It was with a mighty hand that the Lord brought us out from Egypt, the house of bondage.”

While he acknowledged the moment, the theme of Moses was not today, or tomorrow. He spoke of the distant future and the duty of parents to educate their children in their heritage. His language even hints that we should encourage our children to ask questions, so that the handing on of our heritage not be a matter of rote learning or lecturing, but of active dialog between us and our children.

If you are familiar with the Jewish Passover Seder you may remember that the scriptural instructions remain to this day a major part of the annual memorial celebration around the family table. Passover itself has continued to be an annual seminar on the handling of heritage memory.

“Moses’ insight was profound. He knew that you cannot change the world by externalities alone, by monumental architecture, or armies and empires, or the use of force and power. How many empires have come and gone while the human condition remains untransformed and unredeemed? (https://tinyurl.com/yygdonk3) (Further, how many empires have come and gone while the nation of Israel has survived, even if taking lacunae?)

“There is only one way to change the world, and that is by education. You have to teach children the importance of justice, righteousness, kindness and compassion. You have to teach them that freedom can only be sustained by the laws and habits of self-restraint. You have to continually remind them of the lessons of history, “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt,” because those who forget the bitterness of slavery eventually lose the commitment and courage to fight for freedom. And you have to empower children to ask, challenge and argue. You have to respect them if they are to respect the values you wish them to embrace. (ibid.)

“This is a lesson most cultures still have not learned after more than three thousand years. Revolutions, protests and civil wars still take place, encouraging people to think that removing a tyrant or having a democratic election will end corruption, create freedom, and lead to justice and the rule of law – and still people are surprised and disappointed when it does not happen. All that happens is a change of faces in the corridors of power. (ibid.)

The United States of America vis-à-vis the Nation of Israel

As the story is told, Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when a lady shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin responded, with a rejoinder at once witty and ominous: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

“It was John Adams who said: ‘The foundation of every government is some principle or passion in the minds of the people.’ Clearly, the Founders’ passion was liberty, and in order to secure that liberty, they sought out and incorporated into the United States Constitution those ideas and principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence. The French historian, Guizot, once asked James Russell Lowell, ‘How long will the American republic endure?’ Lowell replied: ‘As long as the IDEAS of the men who founded it continue dominant.’ Herein lies the answer to the question, “Will the Experiment Succeed?” It can and will succeed IF the motivating ‘principle or passion in the minds of the people’ is LIBERTY, and if that passion causes them to exert the determination and will to complete the needed restoration of the IDEAS upon which the great American experiment was based. (https://tinyurl.com/y2pud9h5)

“Can America Lose Her Freedom? An examination of the history of civilization reveals that nations have risen, and they have fallen. Governments have been formed, and they have been dissolved. People have become free, and they have fallen into slavery again. Toynbee observed that 19 of the world’s 21 significant civilizations disappeared from the face of the earth – not from assault by outside forces, but from deterioration within the society. Many would contend that America has departed from the intentions of its Founders in a number of significant ways. (ibid.)

We might well question ourselves these days whether the ideas of our founding fathers are being marginalized, superseded, corrupted and trashed by main stream media, socialist politicians and leftist couch potatoes who have no real clue that true liberty carries with it heavy responsibility. A key word here is “remember,” as Moses suggested or instructed. Those pulling down statues of stalwart thinkers fail to recognize their contributions to this nation. And those, whoever they may be, who condone such actions are complicit in silence.

“For the past five or six decades, several perceptive observers have remarked, an increasing proportion of the American population has ceased to feel responsible for the common defense, for productive work, for choosing able men and women to represent them in politics, for accepting personal responsibility for the needs of the community, or even for their own livelihood. (https://tinyurl.com/y3lkto2y)

But as responsible citizens of this great country, where do we go from here? How do we take action? What do we do? Of course, to do nothing is an alternative. But it’s not what we were created for. As Edmund Burke is quoted, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  But frankly, I am puzzled with the decision(s).

“In family, church, and school, until the middle of the twentieth century, the rising generation of Americans were taught that they must be personally responsible for their own welfare, for the care of their aging family members, for the security and prosperity of their community, for their patrimony of order and justice and freedom. (https://tinyurl.com/yygdonk3) But …

Observing patriots clearly see the decline.

Just as “those who forget the bitterness of slavery eventually lose the commitment and courage to fight for freedom,” those 2020 and beyond anarchists who intentionally fail to recognize where we came from as a nation lose the liberty they profess.

American historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman once wrote that Israel is “the only nation in the world that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, and with the same religion and same language as it did 3,000 years ago.” (https://tinyurl.com/yxsmy9rd)

A major reason the Nation of Israel has perpetuated itself through the centuries, yea millenia, is its institution of education, again as instructed through the words of Moses. “Education in Israel is a precious legacy. Following the tradition of past generations, education continues to be a fundamental value and is recognized as the key to the future. The educational system aims to prepare children to become responsible members of a democratic, pluralistic society in which people from different ethnic, religious, cultural and political backgrounds coexist. It is based on Jewish values, love of the land, and the principles of liberty and tolerance. It seeks to impart a high level of knowledge, with an emphasis on scientific and technological skills essential for the country’s continued development. “The very world rests on the breath of a child in the schoolhouse.” (Babylonian Talmud: Shabbat, 119b) (https://tinyurl.com/y924p2dx)

When adults, parents or other teachers, fail to pass on heritage and principles, those sound thoughts and ideas are continuously diluted to the point of ineffectiveness.

“What God taught Moses was that the real challenge does not lie in gaining freedom; it lies in sustaining it, keeping the spirit of liberty alive in the hearts of successive generations. That can only be done through a sustained process of education. Nor is this something that can be delegated away to teachers and schools. Some of it has to take place within the family, at home, and with the sacred obligation that comes from religious duty. No one ever saw this more clearly than Moses, and only because of his teachings have Jews and Judaism survived. (https://tinyurl.com/yygdonk3)

On the contrary, spiritual culture of the United States seems to be in a death spiral. In 1962 courts effectively ended spiritual leadership in public classrooms. Television now often competes successfully for meaningful family discussion or dialogue. Single parent homes often struggle for heart time together because of financial pressures. Teachers and college professors are often either so secular or browbeaten they fear patriotic or spiritual accusations and so lean the other direction. As Dennis Prager says, no apolitical classroom exists.

So what can you and I do toward remembering and education of our heritage?

Good question? I’d like to know your thoughts. Seriously.

  • A couple of ideas include getting involved:
    Prager University educates millions of Americans and young people about the values that make America great. One effort is creation and provision of free-of-charge videos. (https://www.prageru.com/series/5-minute-videos/) PragerFORCE student ambassadors actively share PragerU content on campuses. PragerU Resources for Educators & Parents (PREP) help teach about America’s blessings and limitless opportunities. I wonder if PragerFORCE has a presence on campuses near me.
  • Learning, character, faith, and freedom: these are the inseparable purposes of Hillsdale College. Resident campus curricula include liberal arts, studied the way they were meant to be: as a means of understanding the good, the true, and the beautiful. A wide variety of online courses are also available free of charge to any who wish to learn.
  • Too many public school teachers, including college, are not grounded in the heritage, including spiritual, of this nation.  To encourage them to recognize and remember, one thought is to gift into their hands, hopefully with heart-to-heard discussion, a copy of recent sourcebooks, e.g. (I have no vested interest.):
  1. Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land, eds., 2019
  2. Land of Hope, Wilfred M McClay, 2019.

I also recommend an article entitled “The Responsibility Of Citizens.”

If you have other thoughts about where we go from here, please comment so I and others can learn from you.  We each have a challenge!  Let’s roll!

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The Totalitarian Left Moves to Silence All Dissent

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By Pam Geller 16 January 2021

In an article that was picked up by the Mercury News, Ethan Baron of the Bay Area News Group wrote Tuesday that “A week after false claims of a stolen U.S. presidential election drove a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter is allowing a far-right supporter of President Donald Trump to claim the election was stolen.” Baron’s intention was clear: he wants Twitter to ban me, as it banned Trump, for telling truths they want buried. His article shows how monstrous and totalitarian the left really is: leftists think they can publicly call for the censuring and banning of someone whose views they hate, and just like that, you disappear.

The left and its propaganda arm, the establishment media, are now working hard to make it illegal, and get you banned from social media, to state the obvious fact that the election was stolen. The Democrats are seeking to criminalize and penalize anyone who says the election was stolen. Their “insurrection” hoax, and impeachment of the president without due process or giving him the chance to defend himself, is designed to shut down any and all talk of their infamous election fraud. This is not the behavior of people who know they won fair and square and are watching their opponents have a tantrum about it. This is the action of the guilty.

That said, the election was stolen. The mountains of evidence of election fraud were never examined in any court, and then we were told that there was no evidence at all, or if there was any, it had already been dismissed in court challenges. The court cases were all dismissed on technicalities and procedural issues, not because there was no evidence of voter fraud. That evidence has still not been examined.

But it is a hallmark of the rapidly advancing totalitarianism of our age that thumbsuckers like Ethan Baron think they can kill you with righteous indignation. He wrote: “Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller, in a tweet Monday about banks freezing political donations after a pro-Trump mob stormed the seat of the U.S. government, said the banks’ decision was, ‘Further proof the election was stolen.’” I am not “anti-Muslim” any more than foes of the Nazis were “anti-German,” but that’s another story. Baron offered no counterargument to my contention about the banks. He just presented it as if it were self-evidently false and egregious.

Baron knew, of course, that he didn’t have to show that what I said was inaccurate. All he had to do was point out that I had deviated from the leftist line, and the jackbooted neo-fascists who run Twitter and the other social media platforms would spring into action.

It was reminiscent of the media outrage that was directed at me in May 2015, when I hosted the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas that was the site of the first ISIS attack on American soil. I was raked over the coals not just on CNN, but also on Fox, which hadn’t yet switched sides then, and by conservative spokesmen who should have known better. I was defending the freedom of speech against violent intimidation. We never saw the hate and attacks that were directed at me in the wake of that event in Garland directed at the Fort Hood jihadi, the Times Square jihad bomber, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony jihad bomber, the Boston Marathon jihad bombers, the New York subway jihad bomber, or any other jihadis.

We have never seen the media hatred and anything like the attacks that were directed at me directed towards the jihadists who beheaded journalist after journalist (their own!), or towards those who beheaded hundreds of Christians, executed them because they were non-Muslims, or towards the perpetrators of the ongoing genocide of non-Muslims and secular Muslims in Muslim countries.

If we had a responsible media, they would stand for the freedom of speech as we did in Garland. If we had a responsible media, it would be applauding the fact that some people are still standing up and telling the truth about the election despite the immense pressure from powerful forces to stop doing so.

How do these people not understand this most basic, elemental concept of freedom?

I didn’t start this war for the freedom of speech, but I won’t lie down and submit, either. Twitter and the rest may heed Baron and ban me. But even then, this isn’t over. What remains to be seen is whether the free world will finally wake up and stand for the freedom of speech, or instead kowtow to this evil and continue to denounce me and others like me. What’s really frightening and astonishing about this assault on our freedom of speech is the number of people cheering on the silencing of dissent from the establishment line. I never expected that from my fellow Americans. But if the darkness of totalitarianism does come to the United States, it will be thanks to them and to the likes of Ethan Baron.

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Pray for America

Jack Engelhard 17 January 2021 Prayer-image

Hello, Dear World. We can use a prayer or two.

I know. It’s usually the other way round. You turn to us for help, and usually we deliver.

But something happened and we – this great big fat superpower – find ourselves on our knees, and we can’t get up.

Long story. The short of it is that we are being devoured by politics. The trouble started when the Democrats decided that every day is another day to hang Donald Trump.

They call it impeachment, but we know that for them, even that won’t be enough. They are forming a posse to pursue him even after he is out the door.

The hunt is on and anyone who voted for him is prey. That makes us a dysfunctional family, and the ruckus keeps getting worse.

The noise you hear is coming mostly from the Democrats (though for all the good he did over four years, and plenty of it was very good, Trump does not get off the hook for that one bad day, Jan. 6). But for you, Dear World, it is sufficient to know that we’ve got troubles, and when we’ve got troubles, you’ve got troubles.

Who you gonna call when we’re gone? Who comes running when you cry for help? We don’t keep grudges, either. Ask Japan. Ask Germany. Ask Vietnam.

Say the word, and we show up.

According to the Council of Foreign Relations, “The United States is widely viewed as the leader in international disaster relief, providing aid in response to dozens of disasters in more than 50 countries every year.” It’s what you would expect from a country whose heritage is based on Judeo-Christian values.

So it is no surprise that the nations count on Israel as well for the same type of humanitarian generosity.

America needs no ships, tanks nor planes from anyone, nor soldiers willing to fight, nor doctors willing to heal. We are okay in that department.

But spare us your schadenfreude. We hear the whispers. We are aware of the snickers. Instead, a pat on the back during these hard times would be appreciated.

That would be for services rendered past, present…though the future, who knows? That’s the point. We don’t know what’s coming now that everything is upside-down.

This we know. Iran is a player again, and China celebrates our miseries, as do, we are told, some others around the world, who say we had it coming.

They resent our Big Stick, and yet without that Big Stick Western Europe would be speaking German, and Eastern Europe would be speaking Russian.

Once we were near invincible, and now we are down in the dumps, but it would be a bad bet to count us out.

We shall return. Stick with us and stay tuned.

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We Lost Our Country, but …

We lost our country. To a leftist coup d’état.

To the mission to bastardly rewrite the plan for us that our forefathers so wisely crafted.

We lost our country. But as my son Jerry A Lambert MD posted yesterday,

In this time of turmoil, chaos, division, and uncertainty — it is easy to be afraid, even terrified. But I know an absolute. He is the Creator of the universe. He and His Word, the Bible, are unwavering. He is not in the least afraid or altered by politics, unrest, uncertainty, violence, lies, hatred, racism or any of the other constructs or raw characteristics of man. He is the ONLY source of peace, security, and comfort in times like these. To learn more about Him read what He says in the book he wrote for you: the Bible. What do you need to do right now that is more important?

We lost our country, but as Ira Forest Stanphill wrote:

Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

We lost our country.  But as the traditional African American spiritual goes,

He’s got the rivers and the mountains in his hands,
He’s got the oceans and the seas in his hands,
He’s got you and he’s got me in his hands,
He’s got the whole world in his hands.

As the story is told, Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when a lady shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?”  To which Franklin responded, with a rejoinder at once witty and ominous: “A republic, if you can keep it.

In McHenry’s 1803 account, the lady immediately shoots back, “And why not keep it?”  Franklin responds, “Because the people, on tasting the dish, are always disposed to eat more of it than does them good.”

We lost the country, but …

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Urgent Prayer Request From Michele Bachmann!

Integral to the survival of this Republic is the integrity of its voting process. People are entitled to the confidence that their votes will not be cancelled by fraudulent votes. While we work to this end in this election, we must petition God. Please consider the following message sent from our friend and former Presidential candidate Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. Eagle Forum

From Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann AND SHARED WITH HER PERMISSION:

In the aftermath of the election, what is going on in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada is nothing short of wicked.

Just tonight Arizona was moved from the “blue” column to the “white” toss-up column. Our prayers are availing much! It is now up to the Body of Christ to step up.

WHAT IF we mobilize a mighty intercessory prayer army to storm the gates of heaven on behalf of the voters of these states? If God has chosen to pronounce judgment on our nation and let it fall under the weight of its own wicked devices, then so be it. I can rest in Him knowing that I left it all on the battlefield.

The prayer strategy is simple. Join us in praying through the prayer petitions below. Then, forward this email to at least 10 friends who are prayerfully concerned about this nation and the integrity of our electoral system. The original distribution was to 20 prayer warriors. In only 6 generations of forwarding this letter, it has the potential to reach 20 million prayer warriors!

20 x 10 = 200200 x 10 = 2,0002,000 x 10 = 20,00020,000 x 10 = 200,000200,000 x 10 = 2,000,0002,000,000 x 10 = 20,000,000. And this is the confidence we have toward Him, that if we seek anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:4)

Will You Join Us in Praying Over these FIVE STRATEGIC PRAYER POINTS and forwarding this email to at least 10 other people who are prayerfully concerned about our nation?

PRAYER POINT ONE: Expose and hold accountable those who practice the seven things God hates and He says are detestable to Him: According to Proverbs 6:16-17, There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him:
1. haughty eyes 2. a lying tongue 3. hands that shed innocent blood 4. a heart that devises wicked plans 5. feet that are quick to rush into evil 6. a false witness who pours out lies 7. a person who stirs up conflict in the community.  Heavenly Father, we humbly ask that in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada please silence every lying tongue and convict the hearts of those who devise wicked plans intended to invalidate and nullify the expressed will of the voters. Stop those who would be quick to rush into evil. Expose and silence every false witness who utters lies and operates in deceit. Thwart the efforts of every person who attempts to stir conflict within their community.

PRAYER POINT TWO: Expose all wickedness intended to steal, kill and destroy the electoral process in these battleground states. Heavenly Father, we humbly ask that in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada that you “reveal deep and hidden things. You know what lies in darkness. Light dwells with You.” (Daniel 2:22) Please bring to light and expose every lie, deceit, deception, misrepresentation and illegal act intended to “steal, kill and destroy” the electoral process and the expressed will of the citizens and these states. (John 10:10).

PRAYER POINT THREE: Frustrate those who seek to steal, kill, and destroy electoral integrity and authentic, accurate vote counts in these battleground states. Heavenly Father, please, “Frustrate the plotting of the shrewd so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or attain success.” May no weapon formed intended to steal, kill and destroy the authentic, accurate vote count and expressed will of the people in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada “be allowed to prosper.” (Isaiah 54:17).

PRAYER POINT FOUR:  Frustrate and thwart the plans of those who attempt to sabotage the state’s election laws and subvert the expressed will of the people. Heavenly Father, please “Capture the wise by their own shrewdness and quickly thwart the advice of the cunning” (Job 5:12) whose intention is to sabotage and subvert state and federal election law and the expressed will of the people in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada. “Hold them guilty O LORD, by their own devices let them fall.” (Psalm 5:10)

PRAYER POINT FIVE: Psalm 5 for protection and favor for President Trump. Heavenly Father, please “Give ear to President’ Trump’s words, O LORD, consider President Trump’s groaning. Heed the sound of his cry for help, His King and His God. For to You does he pray. In the morning O LORD, you will hear his voice; in the morning he will order his prayer to you and eagerly watch. For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no evil dwells with You. The boastful shall stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity. Destroy those who speak falsehood You abhor the man of bloodshed and deceit. But as for President Trump by Your abundant lovingkindness he will enter Your house. At your holy temple he will bow in reverence for you. Lord, please lead President Trump in Your righteousness because of his foes. Make his way straight before him. There is nothing reliable in what they say; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. Hold them guilty, O God, by their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out for they are rebellious against You. But let President Trump take refuge in You and be glad. Let him ever sing for joy. May you shelter him. May he who loves Your name exult in You. Bless President Trump, O LORD. Surround him with favor as with a shield. “Heavenly Father, please give supernatural wisdom, strength and discernment to the President and his advisors regarding how to navigate the road ahead. In the Mighty Name of Jesus We Pray, Amen.

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Election 2020 and II Chronicles 18-20

Jerry A Lambert MD

“Daniel answered and said: ‘Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. (Daniel 2:20-21)

God intervenes in the affairs of men to raise up leaders and to remove others from power.  I believe that not only did He do so in 2016, but He is at work even now regarding the person to be inaugurated as President of the United States of America January 20, 2021.

Evangelical Leaders Gather to Pray for Trump

Please note the Bible study that President Trump’s Cabinet has weekly, led by evangelical ministers and teachers at the President’s request; his asking that evangelical ministers and leaders counsel and advise him, come into the Oval Office and lay hands on and pray for him; his unprecedented support and actions for religious freedom and pro-life principles; and his unwavering support for Israel, God’s chosen people.

Consider the narrative in II Chronicles chapters 18-20 regarding Jehoshaphat. I believe that in many ways this testimony is a type or foreshadowing of President Trump and the 2020 presidential election. Bear with me as I parallel the account.

Let’s start with II Chronicles 18:1: “Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance …”

Before running for the presidency, not only had Donald Trump been a billionaire for decades, he also was greatly admired by many people. Cited in a recent biography, President Obama wrote that many kids want success, to be Donald Trump. When Donald Trump was on Oprah’s show in 1988, years before running for office, Oprah asked him if he would ever run for president, encouraged him to do so, and praised him. In 1998 at a special meeting, Jesse Jackson lauded Donald Trump for hiring a lot of minorities to providing good quality affordable housing for inner-city blacks and other minorities.

And then he ran for and was elected President.

Earlier in Jehoshaphat’s life he made some decisions that were not based on the wisdom of God. Sound familiar? But then, II Chronicles 19:2-3 says,

“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, ‘Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you. Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that you have removed the wooden images from the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.

It is obvious that God has been moving on the heart of Donald Trump for some years now.

Continuing to verses 4-7:

“So Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and brought them back to the LORD God of their fathers. Then he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, ‘Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment. Now therefore, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.

Note that throughout his land, Jehoshaphat set judges who were just, in power throughout all the land! At the time of this writing, in a single term President Trump has appointed 222 of the 792 (28%) federal judges across our land. While he has not used religion as a test, he has selected men and women of character, who have demonstrated decision making using Godly principles. A rare accomplishment for a president, in a single term President Trump has also appointed an astonishing three associate justices to the Supreme Court, each of which have been God-fearing individuals of strong character.

Now let’s look at chapter 20:14:

“Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel. … And he said, ‘Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. … Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.

In that time, God moved on a man named Jahaziel to give a word from God. Currently, several Christian men and women have prophesied, proclaiming that God has given them a word, a word that President Trump is currently going out against a great multitude, a multitude of manipulators of our election system, some state governors, the media, Democrats, and the celebrities of Hollywood. The members of this multitude severely ridicule God and His people and seek to minimize the worship of God, even banning such during the COVID-19 pandemic. That “word” from current day prophets continues that Trump and his people should “go down against them” but that the battle is the Lord’s; that we should “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.”

While the post-election battle is going on, what should we as Christians do? Should we take up arms and fight, destroy cities, burn down and loot businesses?

“And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high. 20:18-19

Of course, that’s what we should do: worship God, praising Him with loud voices. Regardless of the outcome of this election we are to “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.”

“So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.’ And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ‘Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever. II Chronicles 20:20-21

Don’t miss the scripture location! Here in the year 2020 note verse 20:20: “Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” Through all the turmoil, uncertainty, fear and worry of 2020 and this presidential election with its implications on the future of our nation, God exhorts us to believe in him and his prophets and we will prosper. What are his prophets saying? Many Christian prophets continue to say, even after Election Day, that Trump will win the 2020 presidential election and will continue working to fight religious persecution, continue to be a true friend to Israel, to fight the life and health of all Americans, including the unborn, and to appoint even more just men and women to judicial positions.

The intrigue deepens:

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. II Chronicles 20:22-23

Note that when God’s people began to sing and praise God, He set out to destroy their enemies, to fight the battle for them against their enemies. Have you noticed what is happening to the Democratic Party and the enemies of President Trump? The more moderate Democrats are blaming their lackluster performance in this election on the progressives and those more liberal, while those people are blaming the moderates. There is already significant infighting among those opposing Trump, and I believe that will escalate markedly in the coming weeks and months.

“So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. II Chronicles 20:24

Political “dead bodies” have already fallen in from this battle, this election. And there may be more yet to come. While conventional wisdom was that the Democrats would enjoy a “Blue Wave,” taking many Congressional seats from the Republicans, instead many Democrats—including some prominent incumbents—have lost their power, their political position, possibly ending their political life.

“When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much. And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the LORD; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies. So they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the LORD. And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel. II Chronicles 20:25-29

Jehoshaphat went on to continue as king for years after this battle was won.

What if this happens regarding the US presidential election? What if, against seemingly insurmountable odds, after Biden has been anointed president elect, the election is decided for Donald Trump? What if on January 20, 2021 it is Donald Trump that is inaugurated President of the United States of America?

After such an event, the US economy may soar even higher than the record-setting levels present at the beginning of 2020. There may be an abundance of “spoils” that follow this contentious election.

As you probably know, the entire world is watching this election and its outcome very closely. Much has been said about the comments of world leaders about the alleged “President-Elect” Biden.

What if it’s not Biden?  What if God intervenes, fights the battle for Jehoshaphat and His people, and Trump continues to serve as President for four more years?  The whole world would take note.  Several current prophets have gone on record saying—contrary to what has been said by the pollsters and pundits and election officials and state governors—that Trump would still win this “battle.” These prophets give all credit and glory to God as the sole source of their word of prophecy. What if it came true? “And the fear of God [would be] on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of [God’s people].

What a powerful testimony that would be of God’s power and might!

We will see.

Meanwhile, let’s join together, worship and praise God, and “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with [us].


Jerry A Lambert MD is a Primary Care Physician who practices in North Augusta SC.  He is the son of Jerry R Lambert, editor of JawingJerry.
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On Yom Kippur

One of the Biblical instructions that most of the world ignores is the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur in Hebrew.  (We don’t ignore the instruction condemning murder; why should we ignore the statute regarding atonement?)

29 “This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month [Tishrei 10, 5781; 28 September 2020], you shall humble yourselves, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger [resident alien] who dwells among you. 30 For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. 31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall humble your souls. It is a statute forever. 32 And the priest, who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments; 33 then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. 34 This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as the LORD commanded Moses. Leviticus 16:29

Whether we be Jewish or simply desire to follow God’s instructions, humbling ourselves, fasting and atoning on Tishrei 10, Yom Kippur, are part of following His words.

“In ancient times Yom Kippur was celebrated in the form of a massive public ceremony set in the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiest man in Israel, the High Priest, entered the most sacred space, the Holy of Holies, confessed the sins of the nation using God’s holiest name, and secured atonement for all Israel.”  With the destruction of the Temple came no Yom Kippur ritual through which the people could find forgiveness.  But the sages transformed the spirit of the day into a liturgy of prayers by which “ordinary Jews could, as it were, come face to face with the Shechinah, the Divine presence. They needed no one else to apologize for them. The drama that once took place in the Temple could now take place in the human heart.” (tinyurl.com/yyhmzabp)

Abounding commentary has been written over the centuries encouraging personal action enabled by atonement, not limited to Yom Kippur but related to its theme.  Among modern relating writers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948- ), Chief Rabbi Emeritus of the Commonwealth after 22-years, is the creme de la creme.  He put together thoughts on Yom Kippur as a guide to making it personal, at https://tinyurl.com/yyhmzabp.

I excerpt below a few paragraphs from Rabbi’s writing on Yom Kippur that I find heartening.  Please enjoy.  Jerry

“The single most important lesson of Yom Kippur is that it’s never too late to  change, start again, and live differently from the way we’ve done in the past. God forgives every mistake we’ve made as long as we are honest in regretting it and doing our best to put it right. Even if there’s nothing we regret, Yom Kippur makes us think about how to use the coming year in such a way as to bring blessings into the lives of others by way of thanking God for all He has given us.

“To those who fully open themselves to it, Yom Kippur is a life-transforming experience.  It tells us that God, who created the universe in love and forgiveness, reaches out to us in love and forgiveness, asking us to love and forgive others. God never asked us not to make mistakes. [Emphasis mine: JRL] All He asks is that we acknowledge our mistakes, learn from them, grow through them and make amends where we can.  No religion has held such a high view of human possibility.  The God who created us in His image gave us freedom. We are not tainted by original sin, destined to fail, caught in the grip of an evil only Divine grace can defeat.  To the contrary, we have within us the power to choose life. Together we have the power to change the world.

“Blaming others for our failings is as old as humanity, but it is disastrous. It means that we define ourselves as victims. A culture of victimhood wins the compassion of others but at too high a cost. It incubates feelings of resentment, humiliation, grievance and grudge. It leads people to rage against the world instead of taking steps to mend it.  Jews have suffered much, but Yom Kippur prevents us from ever defining ourselves as victims. As we confess our sins, we blame no one and take full responsibility for our actions. Knowing God will forgive us allows us to be completely honest with ourselves.

“Yom Kippur also allows us to grow. We owe a debt to cognitive behavioral therapy for reminding us of a classic element of Jewish faith: that when we change the way we think, we change the way we feel. And when we feel differently, we live differently. [Emphasis mine: JRL] What we believe shapes what we become.

“At the heart of teshuvah [Hebrew: return, often translated as repentance] is the belief that we can change. We are not destined to be forever what we were. In the Torah we see Yehudah [Judah] grow, from an envious brother prepared to sell Yosef [Joseph] as a slave, to a man with the conscience and courage to offer himself as a slave so that his brother Binyamin [Benjamin] can go free.

“We know that some people relish a challenge and take risks, while others, no less gifted, play it safe and ultimately underachieve. Psychologists tell us that the crucial difference lies in whether you think of your ability as fixed or as something developed through effort and experience. Teshuvah is essentially about effort and experience. It assumes we can grow.

“Teshuvah means I can take risks, knowing that I may fail but knowing that failure is not final.  It means that if I get things wrong and make mistakes, God does not lose faith in me even though I may lose faith in myself. God believes in us, even if we do not. [Emphasis mine: JRL] That alone is a life-changing fact if we fully open ourselves to its implications. Teshuvah means that the past is not irredeemable. It means that from every mistake, I grow.  There is no failure I experience that does not make me a deeper human being; no challenge I accept, however much I fall short, that does not develop in me strengths I would not otherwise have had.

“That is the first transformation of Yom Kippur: a renewed relationship with myself.

“The third transformation is a renewed relationship with God. On Yom Kippur, God is close.  … We encounter God in three ways: through creation, revelation and redemption.

“The more we understand of cosmology, the more we realize how improbable the universe is. The universe is too finely tuned for the emergence of stars, planets and life to have come into existence by chance. The more we understand of the sheer improbability of the existence of the universe, the emergence of life from inanimate matter, and the equally mysterious appearance of Homo sapiens, the only life-form capable of asking the question “Why?”, the more the line rings true: “How numerous are Your works, Lord;
You made them all in wisdom” (Psalm 104:24).

“Yom Kippur invites us to become better than we were, in the knowledge that we can be better than we are. That knowledge comes from God. If we are only self-made, we live within the prison of our own limitations. The truly great human beings are those who have opened themselves to the inspiration of something greater than themselves.

Yom Kippur “is a day not just of confession and forgiveness but of a profound liberation. Atonement means that we can begin again. We are not held captive by the past or by our failures. [Emphasis mine: JRL] The Book of Life is open and God invites us – His hand guiding us the way a scribe guides the hand of those who write a letter in a Torah scroll – to write a new chapter in the story of our people, a chapter uniquely our own yet one that we cannot write on our own without being open to something vaster than we will ever fully understand. It is a day on which God invites us to greatness.

[Your comments are welcome.]

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