Feelings

January 23, 2012 in General

Feelings, nothing more than feelings is the opening line to the sentimental soft-rock tearjerker Feelings released by one hit wonder Morris Albert in 1975. The 45 RPM single was a smash hit, reaching #6 on the Billboard Top 40 charts that year.

Remember the 45 RPM record adapter?

Remember the 45 RPM record adapter?

Many of us are having “feelings” in the first month of 2012 – but they are not the amorous feelings of love that are lyrically lamented in Morris’ tune that became a popular high school prom theme song and pop music standard.

There are feelings of dropping supernatural barometric pressure. A high level of sensitivity is not required to feel the vibration of upheaval and change. If you watch the world today, you need not be a prophet like Isaiah or Ezekiel to see the rising of the angry tide, gathering storm clouds, spreading red-orange flame, and rolling black smoke. This is not the natural manifestation of a moody, menstrual Gaia Earth Mother or Al Gore global warming gobbledygook. What is being felt by those who have eyes to see is not worldly and natural but “Supernatural” – much as the D.C. Talk album and single of that name from 1998.

Don’t believe in rosy outcomes if Iran talks to leaders of the western world regarding their nuclear program. Sure, it feels good to the western world to have these types of conversations, but it is all in vain. It is after all nothing more than feelings.

Republicans, Conservatives, and Tea Party members feel passion and excitement about the 2012 Presidential election: “Romney is the man!” “Gingrich is the man!” “Santorum will save us!” are the battle cries, with the expletives deleted by this writer. Without a doubt, this passion and excitement feels good, but it too is nothing more than feelings. The world is morphing into a singular system, and America will be drawn in despite the will of the people who stand against it. And when it comes to feelings, the election has already been decided and the candidate who will best accelerate – through whatever means necessary – America’s sluggish move to global government will be president in 2013; whether it is a Republican or Democrat.

Love your children and prepare them for hardship; knowing that the challenge is to preserve their innocence for as long as possible. We who have feelings have felt this since the dawn of the Twenty-First Century a mere 11 years ago; the intensified feelings of upheaval and change that are being manifested in the natural world more frequently.

Love the Lord God with all your mind, soul, and strength. Love your spouses and your children and die for them if it’s required to save their lives. Love your neighbors and share with them your provisions if it becomes necessary.

We’ve been on a slow train for a number of years; and that ride has been a blessing and a luxury. The sensation that we’re moving quickly now is More Than a Feeling.


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The Lone Superpower

January 19, 2012 in General

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid Thursday for the Republican presidential nomination, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN.

via FIRST ON CNN: Sources: Perry dropping out of GOP race – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Herman Cain is gone. Michele Bachmann has likewise dropped out. Jon Huntsman has left the proverbial building. Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry is bidding adieu to the 2012 Presidential race, following the lead of the aforementioned Cain, Bachmann, and Huntsman and exiting the Green Room where the GOP candidates each wait for their own shot to take the stage and face the Kenyan King under the heat of the television cameras in seemingly life or death debate.

Ron Paul is still standing, supported and buoyed by a ravenous cult of followers who are seeking “hope” and “change” in a different but equally radical way. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have been allowed to persevere thus far and continue to show signs of life despite being bruised and bloodied by the mainstream media and members of their own party. But after all is said and done, it will likely be Mitt Romney who steps into the ring against the “one” – the anointed false messiah and proud Alinsky-ite Barack Obama.

Romney would appear to be the establishment’s choice. In that role, Romney looks and sounds presidential; a classic, rugged veneer to gloss over the stuffing that will fill the suit. Romney would meet everyone in the middle and all would be pacified and satisfied. But, what we will likely see come November 2012 is not Romney versus Obama but The Establishment versus The Powers That Be – not to be confused with the NBC television series that aired in 1992 and ’93.

This writer plans to vote in the 2012 election, but it is all a charade and a masquerade. I have watched American citizens turn away from the political process, and the patriot in me could not accept it and accused them of being unpatriotic and apathetic. As time goes on, I see that perhaps it’s more than a decline of a superpower’s citizenry; it is a sense of futility that invades the mind and spirit and draws many into their own selfish pursuits because the nation and the world has broken their hearts and quashed the aforementioned spirit. Within themselves they believe they can manipulate and control their immediate surroundings and find a modicum of joy, because outside of their personal spaces there is nothing but pain, heartbreak, deflated American dreams and broken promises of a better world.

This world is on a collision course for radical change; and like an approaching blizzard it is snowing steadily now as the gale-force winds are increasing as they blow in from the Supernatural. It is a storm system that has been forming for centuries but it doesn’t take a meteorologist to see the immediate and colossal uptick in intensity.

Sure, it sounds like a crackpot conspiracy theory, but The Powers That Be are they who control the banks, stock markets, IMF and Federal Reserve. Wittingly or not, by destroying economies for their own selfish gain they are paving the way today for the rise of the Son of Perdition who will run the One World System.

Presidents wield much power, but aren’t they merely kings in a nebulous chess game being maneuvered by unseen hands? We must remember to look beyond the game board and its players and toward the true hope…

… Because there is but one Superpower, and His name is Jesus.


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Chosen One?

December 12, 2011 in General

Quarterback Tim Tebow

Quarterback Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is engineering remarkable comebacks for the Denver Broncos; whereby keeping them in playoff contention as the 2011 NFL season winds down and Christmas rapidly approaches. It seems that the young quarterback saves his best work for the final minutes of games – the latest bit of heroics performed in front of the hometown fans – being in the form of setting up Matt Prater’s winning field goal in the 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears with 8:34 left in overtime.

Could it be that Tebow is receiving some supernatural help from the Holy Spirit? The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner awards proper credit to his teammates but gives all the glory and witness to Jesus, so that aforementioned help has likely been coming. Indeed, in Tebow’s success has been a terrific story for the Broncos and more importantly a demonstration of a blessed, talented, but humble young man who admits to his limitations and need for improvement while bowing to the greatness of God.

Is Tebow the “Miracle Man” or the “Chosen One” as some have labeled him? Tebow has risen over much adversity in his life and I am sure that he would be the first to tell you that the Miracle Man is not him but He who hung on the cross and died for the sins of the world.

I’ve loved NFL football most of my life, but I must say that Tim Tebow is the first player that has actually inspired and encouraged me. Additionally, I have been a follower of Jesus since 1999, but it has taken a young and humble man like Tebow to remind me that miracles can and do happen for those whose faith does not waver. I, too, have had much adversity to overcome in recent years and at times I’ve been to prone to wallowing in “Oh, why me Lord” self-pity.

Tim Tebow has encouraged me to put my game face back on, get up off of the bench, pull on my Riddell Revolution Speed helmet and snap my chin strap. Tebow has indeed reminded me that in this challenging, strenuous, and ultra-competitive world of writing and self-publishing, I too can be a first-string player. God gives us gifts to be used for His glory and those gifts should not be left in their boxes under the metaphorical Christmas Tree with only the pretty paper being opened.

Tim Tebow’s NFL story has been an inspiration at a time when it is sorely needed. It goes without saying that Tebow has the stuff that a wayfarer is made of.


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