By Jason A. Kofoed
This morning I had an experience I'd like to share in hopes of emphasizing the weight of responsibility that is placed on our shoulders.
After my morning scripture study, I proceeded with my usual perusal of news sources as I normally do. As I opened Drudge (a very useful tool in feeling out the mainstream "media" for the day) I was drawn into the latest hype over Ted Cruz's Filibustering efforts to prevent a vote on cloture which is set to happen Friday or Saturday, which happened to be posted on World Net Daily's website. I normally don't get too drawn into many of these mainstream articles, but I give a little more attention and respect to WND as they often make an effort to "step outside" of the normal boundaries...and they have a pretty good-sized group of followers. As I read the exerpt quoting Rep. Peter King, something clicked inside of me which caught me somewhat by surprise and alarmed me just a bit. Here is what he is quoted as saying, a more complete account being made available HERE:
Rep. Peter King, who has pulled no punches in criticizing Ted Cruz, said Thursday that supporters of the Texas senator have been bombarding his office with “vile” phone calls.
The New York Republican has called Cruz a fraud for his calls to defund Obamacare, and said the senator’s campaign this summer to get the House to pass a government funding bill that defunds the health care law led to some offensive phone calls to King’s office.
“The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don’t care, people can call me whatever they want … I haven’t heard such vile, profane, obscene language,” King said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday.
King said while the majority of Cruz fans are “good people,” he’s concerned about what sentiments Cruz has preyed on. While he doesn’t know if Republicans can reach Cruz, they should try to “heal tensions” with his supporters, he said.
“I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution,” King said. “I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here.”
I pondered how someone could be so out of touch with everyone else's reality and how worthless such a self-exalting human being can really be, not to mention dangerous. I exchanged a few Disqus posts with other readers at the end of the article but quickly became discouraged by the vast number of people who still think they can make a difference with the ballot box and all their hi-jacked "grass-roots" movements. How they are unable to see how much has been stolen from them since they started throwing the "grass-roots" buzzword is beyond me...and is really quite pathetic. I then clicked a few links related to John Kerry's signing of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty and read these comments from the self-loathing Secretary of State himself:
As he signed the document, Kerry called the treaty a "significant step" in addressing illegal gun sales, while claiming it would also protect gun rights.
"This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world's worst crimes. This is about keeping Americans safe and keeping America strong," he said. "This treaty will not diminish anyone's freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes."
That's when it hit me with alarming force:
Jason! You KNOW they're lying. All of them! Now, what are you going to do about it?
Being lied to and knowing that I'm being lied to are nothing new to me. It never really surprises me anymore unless it's from a close acquaintance, which leaves me more disappointed than anything. However, this time it felt different. I suddenly pictured myself standing before God at the Judgement Bar, in the presence of the Founding Fathers, trying to explain myself and justifying how and why I let things get this far. I know it's not all my fault, but it is the fault of everyone who is aware of what is happening (myself included) and aren't doing enough to stop it. I believe we will each shoulder our share of blame and guilt at that "great and terrible day". What will we say? How could we bear to look them in the eyes and explain ourselves when they have placed their all at the alter in defense of everything we have inherited? Do we deserve it? No, we don't. Some of us are more awake and aware than others while millions are still asleep and without a so much as a hint of a clue. What level of awareness do you have? Have the scales fallen from your eyes to the extent that you are able to see through and discern most all of their evil plans and ploys? Or are you more of a "coincidence theorist" who still believes that they are just ignorant and out of touch and that you might be able to persuade them to change their ways with the threat of voting them out the next chance you get?
I know who I am and am aware of my level of awareness. I know that I'm more aware of the evil plans, ploys and conspiracies than the overwhelming majority of those around me and it affects me greatly. Am I discouraged? No, because I know how it all ends. I don't know all of the events leading up to the end of it all, but I know how it ends and that God and His people will soon triumph over the evil of this world. I don't know if I or my family will survive all of what is to come, but I know that God knows and that is good enough for me. It brings me great peace. What I have to do is continue to do my best in my realm of responsibility and influence. I know that I have to be really, really careful about what I say to who lest I choke them with the meat when they are barely able to bear the milk. What is most important is that I do my best each and every day to seek the Spirit of God and find out what He would have me to do. Who can I reach out to? Who needs my help? If I can stand before the great Judgement Bar of God, look Him in they eyes and say, "I really believe I tried my best", then all will be well.
I am very aware of the end-times prophesies and I know all of these things must come to pass. However, I also know that we are expected to do all we can to expose the evil-doers with all their plans for all to see. We have to do everything within our power to protect and preserve the Constitution as well as work to turn our once-great nation back to God. If we do these things, we can then expect Divine Assistance...and miracles!