A TIME TO CRY to the Lord in DESPERATION!
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:6-7).
As we enter into a tumultuous season involving Christmas, a New Year and the beginning of the Election Process, I think it might behoove us to reflect on these topics -- POWER and PRAYER.
I came upon some interesting quotations from important historical figures on these two subjects*:
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking. The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may just be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have had prayers answered -- most strangely so sometimes -- but I think our heavenly Father's lovingkindness has been more evident in what He has refused me.
Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
Prayer has comforted us in sorrow and will help strengthen us for the journey ahead.
George W. Bush
All around us we see men and women corrupted by their lust for POWER. God forbid that they should achieve their wicked ends! Only PRAYER can reverse the course of history and save us from being ruled by such men and women.
* Taken from "Great Men Bow Down" by Gordon Lawrence (emphases mine); available at Laura Ingraham.com and Amazon.com
In Jesus' Name,
Harry Valentine, Capitol Hill Prayer Alert (CHPA), Founder/Publisher
Below is a list of Videos and Articles which you may find instructive. The first Article and Video is of special importance:
Iran, Hezbollah Tentacles Reaching Latin America CBN News Video (We are being encircled by regimes intent on murdering us! Thanks a lot, President Obama)
Labor Unions and Communism Washington Times (Revolting history is playing out again in modern America)
Gingrich has both the Sizzle and the Steak Investors (Aren't we yearning for someone who will hit Obama hard and fight?)
Gingrich the Compassionate Washington Times (Liberals can't fathom kindness displayed not in welfare but in opportunity)
No Guarantees of Happiness, Mr. President Fox News Video (Congressman Allen West blasts Obama's Kansas speech, philosophy of equal achievement versus equal opportunity)
Remember Who We’re Fighting Washington Times (Obama the 'Occupier')
Obama's War on Decency Washington Times (The Obama Administration is dedicated to spreading deviancy and immorality throughout the USA and the World)
Blaming the Victim - Again Washington Times (Team Obama flags Israel and turns blind eye to Palestinian affronts.)
Five Big Lies in Obama's Economic Fairness Speech Investors (One thing is certainly true about President Obama — no matter how many times people point out the falsehoods in his speeches, he just keeps making them. Case in point: his latest "economic fairness" address.)