Monday, May 07, 2007

Righteousness Being Restored - May 7

This is what's left of Greensburg, Kansas after a tornado blew into town. Please keep them in your prayers as they try to rebuild their homes and businesses.

This fallen world needs Jesus Christ more than ever. As I said in my previous post, I believe it will be the young people of this world who will lead us. When these new believers come to faith, the church will be reborn in areas once thought dead to the Gospel. As this new passion develops, a political awakening will occur and the top-down society will be finished. In it's place, a vibrant democracy where human life is treasured and freedom reigns. Hey, don't laugh. John Lennon wrote a (terribly mediocre) song about this sort of thing. The crucial difference is that righteousness being restored comes from the perfect mind of God, not the ramblings of imperfect Man.

Congratulations to Nicholas Sarkozy for his win in the French presidential elections. I think what's interesting about this recent election is that neither Sarkozy or Royal where Gaullists. That is, they do not necessarily see France as the center of Europe. It is well known that Sarkozy is a bit of an admirer of America. Well, maybe not all of America but at least a good portion of it. The way I see it, Jacques Chirac was a placeholder in history, much the way Thatcher and Reagan were, albeit for different reasons. With Chirac out and Sarkozy in, there will be a bigger push for trans-Atlantic co-operation between the EU and the U.S.. This election does significantly advance Bible prophecy towards European pre-eminence.

In Canadian news, did you know that this is the final year you can pay your taxes in cash if you owe the gov't money? The reason given was simple: Very few Canadians even bother to pay using paper money. We are moving towards a cashless society whether we like it or not. Consider this in light of Revelation 13:16-17:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Will FM Tzipi Livni become Israel's second female PM? Hard to say at this point though I do think she has a legitimate chance. I'm sure Bibi will love to challenge her in a general election.

Speaking of things Israeli, the bleeding hearts at B'Tselem have decried Shin Bet for their interrogation techniques against Palestinian terrorists. So here's a question that popped into my mind: Would you rather be an al-Qaida operative captured by the Israelis or an Israeli soldier captured by al-Qaida? Do you even have to think about the answer? These thugs that Shin Bet are detaining are TERRORISTS. How difficult is it to understand this? What else are the Jews to do, give them milk and cookies and ask them a bunch of polite questions? Of course being interrogated by Shin Bet isn't fun. That's the whole idea. Most Israeli citizens know the steep price of freedom that has to be paid. I wish the likes of B'Tselem would do the same.

I Double-Dog-Dare-You Dep't: I decided to close this post out on a humorous note. Click on this link IF YOU DARE. You'll never scratch your ear the same after you read it. I also challenge you to click on this link if you've ever smelled something funny while at home. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Johnny Cash

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