Friday, November 7, 2008

“Tough Guy” As Chief of Staff? Why Not Someone Much More Superior?

Rahm Emanuel: A Tough Taskmaster for the White House

--- Time headline - Nov 7, 2008

“…… you bring in a guy like Emanuel, the most hard-headed, no-nonsense, foul-mouthed, smart-as-hell, get-it-done-or-get-out-of-my-way Washington insider of his generation.” --- quote from article by James Carney for Time - Nov 7, 2008

There you have it – what better way can it be said as to the character of the person who fills the position of Chief of Staff in the Obama kingdom? That in itself should tell us that the future of our republic is far from bright and we'll not make it to the Obama "promised land" as we have been led to believe!

God has spelled out clearly what all persons must do in order to be under His blessing and receive guidance in order to insure future peace, prosperity, security and contentment.

It begins with a spirit of repentance, the realization of the need of God’s mercy and forgiveness and a commitment to serve Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. It is extremely rare for those in the business of politics to make such a beginning or confess to such a need. But once in a great while it does happen. B. Hussein Obama’s Chief of Staff provides no solid evidence that he has chosen to go this route – read again the Carney description!

Now read some things God has to say about how it is to be if we are going to rightly relate to Him and experience the fullness of His blessings:

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? --- Micah 5:8

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart; these, O God, You will not despise. --- Psalm 51:17

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. --- 1 Peter 5:6, 7

However, the most powerful statement on the issue of either doing it our way (being a tough guy) or God’s way is declared by Jesus in John 15 – note carefully the specifics for experiencing the best in life:

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” --- John 15:1-8

A Chief of Staff who submits his will to the will of God in humility will do a much better job in that awesome position, will he not? Honesty dictates that such a person would be far superior to the one now selected to hold that position. But on the other hand, he would be as much out of place in the Obama nation as a lamb in a stadium filled with hungry wolves!

Don't forget -- there is a solid fact to remember as this republic continues to slide down the slippery slope toward inevitable judgment and disaster -- even “tough guys” will come to a place where their foul mouths will be silenced and right on schedule

they have to face the reality well described by the famous Gomer Pyle, “Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!” Guess what? It’s now time to face the Judge of all human beings and answer as to why His holy will was totally ignored and a course of action was pursued which led to unprecedented disaster for millions!

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" --- Revelation 6:15-17

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