This op-ed piece by Nikki Haley appears here not as an American political position, nor due to any political party affiliation. This writing from Nikki Haley appears here to reinforce to everyone at this place right now of something they do not need to be told. We’re all in a spiritual war. And there are only two sides in this spiritual war. And it isn’t democrats vs. republicans.
It’s the truly saved in the Lord Jesus Christ, those who are truly the children of God vs. the unsaved, those serving the flesh, serving the world, serving self, serving someone else, something else on this temporal earth. This government that one day will dissolve and be no more.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Romans 8:5-9 — English Standard Version
What is present, what is coming in America due to the unfolding events, sin, actions of we the people determine the course our nation takes. Assumption of perpetual religious freedom, freedom of speech? Thinking our laws, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights that afford these things will forever stand and America will go on as conceived, as it did for its first two-hundred plus years? That is foolish thinking. That is in truth dreaming and not facing reality. Not having an awareness of how fallen, corrupt, sinful all men and women are. And not facing God. Not facing the reality of the Word of God, the truth of the Word of God. Not wanting to think about or speak of, write of judgment. Of the wrath of God for unrepentant people, lost people, people wallowing in darkness, in the flesh refusing to turn to God and engage their spirit towards His Spirit as they instead are the walking dead in those spiritual matters which bring light, life, and truth. Not to mention forgiveness, assurance, salvation, and eternal life to any and all who truly repent and become renewed of mind and spirit, become transformed by the infinite, mighty, mysterious power and life of the individual of the Triune Godhead known as the Holy Spirit.
Every person on earth. Every person in America is of only one of two camps.
Either pagan, of this world, or of the Lord Jesus Christ, of God the Father of those who are saved by the cleansing blood of His Son, Jesus, and any who come to faithfully believe in Him, follow Him, obey Him and serve Him. Who since He lives in them through their sincere faith they now live for Him.
Not of this world. Not of the flesh.
But, as we are all still in this flesh and we have good minds given to us by our Creator?
We ought to use them.
Not in a thin manner. Not in a temporal worldly manner. If we are truly renewed and with the Holy Spirit indwelling us we then THINK differently, we SEE differently, we HEAR differently, we KNOW differently.
And we engage these things in watching, all being a watchman on the wall as to what is unfolding in this ever-escalating and growing more intense by the day spiritual war.
The world can call it “culture,” or “politics,” or hang any of their myriad labels on things.
But when all the babel stops for a moment in those times when folks can’t listen or watch anymore, in their silent places — those that are truly His, truly in Christ with the grace of God, with using the minds God has given them, with increasing awareness, with diving deeply into the Word of God as all these earthly matters swirl, blow about, shout, rage, wail, spew, sputter, spit, gasp and groan those who are the Lord’s use this knowledge to recognize the spiritual warfare all around them — and within them.
And turn ever closer, ever deeper, ever stronger into and on and with the Lord Jesus Christ.
With God. With the Holy Spirit. With the Scriptures.
And be the light of the world so those who see, see the Father in you and they can glorify Him.
Be the salt flavoring your days, your words in the Word of God.
Spread the true sound life-giving gospel of the Holy Bible about the Lord Jesus Christ.
And place all the labels, affiliations, talk, and writing so much they can swallow up a person if not careful, mindful, with priorities, the HEART set on Jesus.
In Christ alone.
In all things.
And do not fear. Trials, tribulations, sufferings are all for our good given by God for us to increase in, to grow from, to learn from, to know from, and to find comfort in the Lord and draw closer to Him.
And know from reading and discerning wisely the Scriptures, upon searching the Scriptures like a Berean that this spiritual war will only rage greater. Increase in intensity, in casualties, in temper, tone, and noise.
Satan and his ministers, appearing as angels of light, as men and women who profess to have the solutions? The answers? Who keep those who listen to him and obey him in chains of bondage leading to the second death as they remain in utter darkness imagining they are the enlightened ones!
There are legions of ravenous wolves appearing as sheep.
Test every spirit. Do not follow anything or anyone of and in this world.
Only Christ. Only Christ. Only Christ.
While keeping eyes, ears, and mind open and ever aware of all the elements, all the soldiers, all the officers, all the deceptions — lies — illusions passing as the most important reality in this escalating spiritual war. Every person is in. No exceptions. No exemptions.
Friday, January 15th, 2021 (can you believe it’s the middle of January already!?)
ACP — A Crooked Path
Nikki Haley: Biden administration’s goal will be to impose more control over America’s culture and economy
Much of today’s Democratic Party has an agenda that undermines America’s guiding principles
Thursday, January 14, 2021
By Ambassador Nikki Haley
Reprinted from Stand for America & FOX News
For the next two years, Democrats will control the presidency, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. But this is not the Democratic Party of old. This is the furthest left Democratic Party in history.
That’s a sobering reality that should concern every American. What does it mean for our country?
Much of today’s Democratic Party has an agenda that undermines America’s guiding principles — the same principles that have made America the freest, most equal and most just nation in human history. Most of the time, Democrats don’t try to hide it. Freedom and equal opportunity are out. Censorship and intolerance are in.
President-elect Joe Biden’s administration is the vehicle to advance this vision. The goal is to impose more control over America’s culture and economy.
Start with the culture. It wasn’t that long ago when sincere liberal leaders stood for free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of thought and tolerance of different views. Those days are gone.
What started with “political correctness” has morphed into “cancel culture.” From college classrooms to corporate boardrooms, to media green rooms, to holiday dining rooms, liberal elites want to silence anyone who does not toe the far-left line.
Examples are everywhere. A Hispanic-owned company was boycotted for its CEO’s political views. Diners at a restaurant were intimidated by radical activists into raising their fists in a show of solidarity. Liberal professors were run off campus by the ultra-liberal fringe. The list doesn’t stop.
Members of the far-left are even comfortable using the full force of government to impose their views on the rest of us. They’ve tried to shut down a Catholic adoption agency, targeted conservative nonprofits because of their political views, and mandated teaching in classrooms that condemns the founding of our country.
What they really want is to massively expand government and use its immense power to remake American culture however they want.
The far-left vision for the economy is just as harmful. Only a few years ago, Americans of all political stripes believed in capitalism. Right, left, or center, we all knew economic freedom is essential to creating better lives and brighter futures for people of all beliefs and backgrounds.
Many Democrats have abandoned that truth. They have replaced it with socialism — the opposite of capitalism and economic freedom. Their economic agenda is based on the idea of control. It means more government power, more corporate bailouts, more bailouts for dysfunctional state governments, more lockdowns and less freedom. That is the essence of socialism.
Today’s Democrats think politicians can spend your money better than you can. That’s why they call for enormous tax hikes.
They think bureaucrats can run businesses better than the people who create them. That’s why they push for huge regulations.
They think the same government that has broken health care can somehow fix it, if only it had more control over patients and doctors.
Ultimately, liberal elites think they’re smarter than the rest of us — that they have the brains and the birthright to build a better economy for all.
But they don’t. And their socialist ideas have failed everywhere they’ve been tried.
When capitalism gives way to socialism, the result is always less opportunity, more poverty and more suffering. That’s what happens when people have less freedom.
The single mom who wants to find a job can’t. The inner-city kid who wants to build a business can’t. The community college student who wants to turn his innovative idea into reality can’t. In every case, socialism pushes people down, while capitalism lifts us all up.
In the culture and the economy, the liberals’ way is wrong. But the overwhelming majority of Americans still believe in this country. We know America isn’t racist. We know free speech matters. We know capitalism can lift up the poor and unleash a new era of prosperity.
Most of all, we know America isn’t America without freedom. And we will stand up for preserving that freedom for ourselves and future generations. That is the job of the loyal opposition.
Two years ago, I founded Stand for America, which has already mobilized more than 2 million Americans in defense of freedom. We need more courageous leaders to hold the line against one-party liberal rule in Washington. And we need more citizens who will vigorously engage to protect those principles.
America is worth it. So let’s resolve, right now, to stand for America — and keep the flame of freedom alive.