Bringing to Naught, The Things That Are
“God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.”
I Corinthians 1:27-29
It is without dispute that the world is in great turmoil. People around the world and here in America, observing the prospect of financial collapse, nuclear war, famine, chaos, and lawlessness, are fearful of what the future holds for themselves and their families at the hands of fallen, self absorbed, self willed and godless men and women.
But God ‘confounds‘ (Greek: ‘kataischuno’, “thwarts, confuses, throws into disorder, puts to shame”) the wise‘ in this world’s idea of what is wise, by the ‘foolish things‘ they do, and chooses the ‘weak things of the world’ ‘to confound the things which are mighty.’ i.e. the financial, governmental, political controllers and institutions of power.
He chooses‘base things of the world‘ (Greek: ‘agenes’, “those who are of no account or fame in the world’s esteem”) i.e. Us!), and ‘things which are despised‘ (Grk: ‘exoutheneo‘, “contemptible, least esteemed”) i.e. Christians* who believe in our God granted right to follow our conscience, defend our families, our faith, speak truth to power, and expect our elected officials to heed His “eternal rules of order and right.”
Too many of our elected officials in Oregon and Washington D.C. ‘despise’ Evangelicals, mock our Biblical values, and thumb their noses at the laws of God. In their arrogance they are in rebellion to the God of the universe
In short, He chooses US in His opposition to the worldly wise, who do what is “right in their own eyes” (Judges 21:25), in state and federal government, and who place their own aspirations and ideas above the wisdom and revelation of God.
He chooses those who know the LORD and worship Him in Spirit and Truth to ‘bring to naught (Grk: “katargeo”, “make ineffective, powerless), things that are.’
What are the things that are?
Ungodly laws, policies, fallacious and immoral arguments, ideological agendas, accepted and promoted by media and ungodly political leaders and bureaucrats in state and federal government who have given themselves over to such.
It is His power through the indwelling Spirit of God working in us to address the ‘things’ that ‘are’ an affront to Him, His purposes on the earth, and the liberty of the Gospel.
In Oregon it is an Out of control, democrat Governor and her like minded radical democrat legislators who are passing unwise, ungodly, and destructive laws and policies.
And how does He do that through us in Oregon?
First, BELIEVING His Word is inspired, true, and meant to be ACTED upon as “salt and light” informed citizens, mobilizing our voices and VOTES to elect conservative candidates to Oregon’s Legislature.
Restore America will unfold how that can, and must, be done in the weeks and months ahead. Please read our weekly Blogs and take to heart the Oregon 2020 Project and Strategy.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”
II Corinthians 10:4-5
Will you join together with us in this battle for Oregon, the nation, and our communities, in prayer and support, as the LORD directs your steps?
“Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
LORD God of heaven and earth, open the hearts and minds of Your Children in Oregon by your indwelling Holy Spirit. May we believe You, Your Eternal Word, and Your Son. Open our ears to hear His voice as we seek His face. Inspire us to envision what You know is possible; that fallen men and women can be delivered and saved from the deceptions of our arch enemy, do our part, and see your Providential intervention as we turn away from the siren voices that are destroying our marriages, families, children and future. Quiet and bring to naught the voices of deceit and bring newness of life to the children of God in Oregon. Fill them, and their shepherds, with Your Holy Spirit and power as they yield and surrender themselves to be used of You in a new and fresh vision for Oregon. This we pray in the only Name whereby we must be saved, Jesus of Nazareth, The Saviour of the world…. Amen.
“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”
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