Dear Beachside Family and Friends,
I have always wanted to believe that those who work in government and the mainstream media were fair minded individuals who cared about our nation and desired for it to succeed. I have endeavored to maintain an impartial approach when considering the reports of the press and the opinions of government officials. I neither expect that other people will always agree with what I think, nor that I will always agree with them. I want to believe that human beings will show respect for each other in word and deed, but wanting something does not mean that it has any basis in reality.
I was once a child, and my view of politics, politicians and journalists was very simple. I trusted that those in the press and government office told the truth. My child-like view of the world was comforting, but completely naive. I did not comprehend the influence of the realm of the spirit, or the work of Satan in the hearts and minds of men. As I grew older, I began to understand that men are not always honest and trustworthy, and that the only reliable source of truth is the Word of God. In short, I became an adult.
Paul wrote to the Church at Corinth "When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things." (1 Cor 13:11) Like Paul, I have put away my former way of thinking. As an adult, I no longer believe that that I can trust or take at face value the statements of the press and politicians. This is especially true when it comes to media reports on any issue regarding our President, and the statements of the elites in our government regarding his agenda. I must be led by the Spirit of God, and employ critical thinking skills to find the truth. I choose to evaluate the motives of the President only after hearing or reading what he actually said, not what others tell me he said. I can then use the reasoning skills I was taught at home and in school to form my own conclusions. This is what adults do.
I perceive a deep hatred for our President in the members of the mainstream media, most Democrat politicians, and even some of his own party. They employ no reasoning to support their outlandish accusations or character assassination. They act like children, name-calling and lying to try and destroy their enemy. They would deny the hatred they hold deep in their hearts and minds, but it is clearly displayed in their words and actions. Proverbs 10:18 tells us "Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool." They have trapped themselves in a web of lies and deceit that they are persuaded i? the truth. As the Bible tells us "...evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Tim 3:13)
Those who hate are incapable of rational thought. They are consumed by the object of their hatred, and believe that their happiness depends on the destruction of whatever or whomever they hate. They will never be satisfied until the President is forced from office. Because of their motives, we can arrive at one inescapable conclusion: they will never be happy, because their goal cannot and will not be achieved.
Their purpose cannot be realized because we who believe he Word of God and are praying for our President know who is really behind all the hatred. Those driven by hatred in the media and in government are but tools of the Father of Lies, the Master Deceiver, the one who is by nature consumed and controlled by hatred. His name: Satan, his goal: destabilization of the one nation on earth founded by believers for the espress purpose of propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He will not succeed in taking down the President or preventing the spread of the truth in our nation because Jesus defeated him when He was raised from the dead. He then gave us power over Satan through His Name.
Philippians 2:10-11 says "at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Satan and his witting and unwitting cohorts will fail in their plans because we know that "Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world" (1John 4:4) Christians have power to demand that Satan and his helpers bow to the Name of Jesus, and cease his attacks against the Gospel, our Nation, and our President.
We who are adults must pray and take a stand against the hatred and childish behavior of those in government and media. This Is our responsibiity. When we do, we can find rest, knowing that God hears and answers our prayers. Hatred cannot win. We are already victorious in Jesus. In Him we will never fail. Take heart, revival is on the way!