It is October 31, year of our Lord 2016 . . . and

on the Hebrew calendar today is the 29th of Tishrei 5777.

For my family it is the birth anniversary of Richard Clark Lindsay, born on

October 31, 1905. I called him 'Dad'.

During his time on Earth, Dad didn't know of our family's ancestral connection, (through my mother's line), to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He passed into the presence of God in October of 1990, and has known the truth since then.

Also on this date, God mightily used a man to shift the history of the western world. In Wittenburg, Germany, a monk named Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of his church, and challenged the Goliath of his time - the Roman Catholic Church. Many divine interventions followed, and over time the Protestant Reformation spread throughout Europe.

In 1776 the American Colonies declared themselves independent of Great Britain. To the biblical and historical foundation of faith and understanding of the Founding Fathers was added the courage and moral strength of men like Patrick Henry who boldly proclaimed to the group gathered at St. John's Henrico Parish Church in Richmond, Virginia. He argued for the raising of a militia that day.


". . . The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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!"

Many years later, this writer remembers the awe that gripped her as she stood outside that church imagining the scene. The men there had inherited the same legacy of faith and courage which had gripped Martin Luther several hundred years before.

They celebrated the freedom of the individual and of families under the direct authority of God, Himself.

So today as we prepare ourselves, our families and communities for the Presidential election of 2016, may God grant us the grace to humble ourselves, to pray, to seek His face, to confess and turn away from our sins. As we follow this ancient wisdom and remedy, the divine answer WILL come, and we will as free men and women, take the steps necessary to cleanse and restore our beloved nation.

In Yeshua/Jesus's holy Name, amen!

RT, October 31, 2016  

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