Encouragement for those that are being harassed for calling out evil 

Posted: October 24, 2016 in Articles, Politics, Religion
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Let’s take the presidency off of the table. There is NO Trump in the mix either. Hillary is the woman next door…do you trust her now? Do you let her mentor your children? Do you allow her to keep your checkbook and steward everything that you own?
I’m always amazed that people always want to bring up Trump when all I’m trying to do is expose what I know about Hillary. The majority of the time the election is an afterthought for me as I’m blown away by how many people…even within our faith are seemingly okay with the evil that this woman has done and continues to do without repentance and even a hit of seeking forgiveness. Hillary’s evil record stands on its own just as Trump’s disdainful words stand on their own.  
It’s seems that so many today are not mature enough to simply call out both of them individually and side with their candidate and ignore their wrongs and it matters not if you vote one way or the other.  
If you give Trump a pass for his misgivings you are wrong and walking in agreement with those misgivings and therefore in disagreement with Gods truths…call them out and if you give Hillary a pass for her misgivings you are similarly wrong and are therefore in disagreement with God also.
This is far past an election for me. My soul hurts when I see people…especially in the church be so hypocritical in pointing out the flaws of one candidate yet give a pass and even defend their preferred candidate simply because they either hate the opposition or because their candidate has a D or a R by their candidates name…that’s NOT kingdom thinking and the Bible that so many say they believe proves me on that point.  
Lastly, I want to give a passage of scripture to those who are being derided, accused of going “out of your race, being accused of being racist for telling the truth about EITHER candidate, and even been made fun of and castigated by family and close friends simply because you call out evil no matter if a D is beside it or an R is beside it.  
I know that it will encourage you because we have the same DNA and will not stand by when people…even within the church who are supposed to be brothers and sisters who should at least listen to your reasoning for feeling the way you do and ESPECIALLY if you proof your stance in God’s Word while they only argue from a worldly position that does not line up with God’s truth.  
This post was predicated by a post that a person who knows me all of my life actually made fun of me because I came from a point of view on a topic that he didn’t like but instead of going to the Bible to see if my line of thinking was in line with God’s word He actually not only made fun of me in a callous way but he also made fun of a person in Christ who agreed with me for no reason and it hurt my heart because of our lifelong friendship as he should know that I don’t say things flippantly.  
So as I lay awake I got up as I usually do to find solace in the Lord via His word and the following was presented to me and I know that many of you who face similar challenges really need this so I want to share it with you and wish you a Jesus-filled day!  
I will take NO political comments from either side because this is NOT politics since it is for ALL people:
Matthew‬ ‭10:17-37‬ ‭MSG‬‬
“Don’t be naive. Some people will impugn your motives, others will smear your reputation—just because you believe in me. Don’t be upset when they haul you before the civil authorities. Without knowing it, they’ve done you—and me—a favor, given you a platform for preaching the kingdom news! And don’t worry about what you’ll say or how you’ll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words.
“When people realize it is the living God you are presenting and not some idol that makes them feel good, they are going to turn on you, even people in your own family. There is a great irony here: proclaiming so much love, experiencing so much hate! But don’t quit. Don’t cave in. It is all well worth it in the end. It is not success you are after in such times but survival. Be survivors! Before you’ve run out of options, the Son of Man will have arrived.
“A student doesn’t get a better desk than her teacher. A laborer doesn’t make more money than his boss. Be content—pleased, even—when you, my students, my harvest hands, get the same treatment I get. If they call me, the Master, ‘Dungface,’ what can the workers expect?
“Don’t be intimidated. Eventually everything is going to be out in the open, and everyone will know how things really are. So don’t hesitate to go public now.
“Don’t be bluffed into silence by the threats of bullies. There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands. “What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.
“Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you?
“Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me.”

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