Thursday, May 21, 2009

Enough is Enough

In California, certain powers that be circumvented the legislative minority, and proposed their alleged acts of reform to the people - the people listened, and they responded. On Tuesday, the outspoken message cast by the majority of voters was simply, 'We refuse to be taxed - temporarily, or otherwise.' Ronald Reagan went to his grave with similar hopes, believing that he'd receive the spending cap he traded temporary taxes for - but it never happened. What's the saying - 'those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?'

The same principle is true in the spiritual Kingdom of God. At what point is 'enough' enough? When will 'the people' rise to at least a close assemblance of unanimity, revolt against the present darkness and declare that the proverbial buck stops here? Too often we negotiate, cave in, compromise, concede and relinquish what rightfully belongs to us, to the evil majority that dominates many aspects of our culture, the overwhelming pressure of peer influence and a God-less society. All too frequently we give things up that we have worked so long and hard for, for what? For programs, promises and perks?

In conclusion, I'll borrow the lyrics to a gospel song that is a propo for the moment: 'I refuse to lose, I'm not backing down, God promised this to me - this is Holy ground. So, Satan back up and get your hands off of me - I refuse to lose, I have authority!'

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