If you were facing an oncoming car at sixty miles per hour, what would your last words be? Would you blurt out expletives? Or would you be praying for all you are worth? I know my words would be in prayer. Either I would be praying, ”help me, Lord,” or I’d be praying, “Ok, Lord, I am ready. Take me now.” That would depend on how dire the situation was because I am ready, either way, to meet my Maker. However, that does not mean that I look forward to dying; I don’t, because I don’t do pain well. But Death is not my enemy.
That being said, I wonder how many of us are ready to die for this country if it comes to that. I am hearing rumblings of revolution amongst my conservative friends. These patriots are ready to defend their land, their families’ freedom and the Constitution to the death. Do you leaders out there hear me? They (We) are ready to defend these principles and loved ones to the bitter end. I am hearing in so many venues people repeating the famous quotes of our Forefathers such as Ben Franklin’s line, “they that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Samuel Adams agreed with Ben Franklin when he said that, “if you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” Trust me when I say, the people are grumbling, they are talking about taking up arms against the tyrannical government of which we find ourselves being suppressed. Who could blame them? We are losing our rights one executive order or ridiculous law after another.
So is this a call to arms? NO. This is a call to prayer first. Those who are Believers who are not yet praying, shame on you. We should all be on our knees daily, begging our God to save us from the Oppressor in Chief and his minions. Our God is greater than all of the evil in our world today, and it is long past time that we ask Him for help, to give us strength, encouragement, resources and the wisdom to know when to stand up in arms against the government.
I can hear it now, some readers are probably saying, “doesn’t she know that she could be put in jail for going against the President?” Of course I know that, even though I also know that I have the Constitutional right (it’s called the First Amendment) to speak up against the illegal methods he is using against us. I also know that I risk being harassed by the IRS for standing up against our unscrupulous, power-hungry leaders. I have seen first hand patriotic citizens getting “roughed up” by our tax collection agency. I do know the tactics of those in power, albeit illegal and immoral powers. They will use whatever methods will shut up the people. Unfortunately, much of the population will be silenced if they are hit in the pocketbook, or debit/credit cards.
I titled this article, “pray as if your life depends on it, because it does” for a reason. We may get attacked in the financial realm now, but one day it will come to a life or death situation. If we are not willing to take a chance with our money, we will not be willing to risk our freedom for our descendents. Fortunately, we have been given fair warning from our predecessors:
“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
I’m with you, Patrick. I would rather give up everything I own, every possession and every last breath of life to preserve what my grandchildren should inherit from me – and from all those who came before me. I would rather die with a fight in my soul than to give up so that they have to fight to get freedom back. Is it time to fight yet? I don’t believe that time is now; but it may come to that soon, so get prepared in case you are asked to spill your blood.
My dear Patriots, pray, pray, pray as if your lives depend on it, because even more importantly than your LIVES depending on it, your FREEDOM depends on it!