Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.   Heb 11:1


 Hollywood Faith Christian Center

      HFCC | Message from the Pastor

   In the Book of Job in the Bible, Job and his friends are questioning the Lord about what has transpired.  Not as direct questions per say, but are making comments on what has gone on around Job.  As you can imagine, God is not too amused and begins to ask the men some questions of His own.  When God is done asking Job things like "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?  Tell Me, if you have understanding."  (Job 38:4)  Well of course Job didn't have an answer for this and after several chapters of rebukes he finally says, "Therefore i abhor myself.  And repent in dust and ashes."  (Job 42:6)  I am sorry God that I questioned your judgement.
   Haven't we all, however, been in that place of questioning God when something bad happens or something with which we do not agree? Well of course we have!  But as Isaiah told us, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts.  Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."  (Isaiah 55:8-9) So even asking benignly, "Boy when I get to heaven I'm going to ask God about this or that", implies that we don't agree with the outcome. Our job is to accept that which occurs, pray for change, and believe that that which is in accordance with His will, will come to pass!  "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us."  (1 John 5:14)
    The problem is that America was founded by a Spirit of Rebellion.  Remember how the Founding Fathers rebelled against Great Britain. So Americans want to know the reason "why" for everything.  A "rebellious spirit" never trusts authority and will go contrary even if there is an answer but it is not one with which we agree.  Starting in the 1960's the American people began to find out that their government would lie to them and hide the truth.  This was a first, because the government was seen as a great protector and progenitor of good. Now with the War in Viet Nam, the Watergate break-in, and President Nixon's resignation, truth became a casualty of the sixties.
    Today the amount of "spin" and the deliberate hiding of the truth is so commonplace that I do not believe that the average American even expects the truth from their politicians.  They ignore lapses in the truth by saying, "They all do it."  How sad is it that we do not expect the truth, and by the time the mainstream media gets done homogenizing the truth we can't tell truth from fiction anyways.
    What are we to do to bring about change?  First we have to repent and pray!  Repent for allowing the liars, cheaters, fraudsters, and corrupt to be elected time after time.  Instead of winking at the sins of our nation, we should have "zero tolerance."  First sign of corruption or misuse of their office...out they go!  Believe me it will eliminate much of the public lying and corruption in the government.
     America was founded on Christian values.  The reality of the gospel made heaven available to all and that God was not a respecter of persons.  The uniqueness of America was that anyone could come here, own property or a business and succeed.  Our Government was made up of citizen office holders, serving for a season, not as a professional political class that moves from office to office.
     Election day approaches, instead of not voting...surprise the elites and corrupt forces that are living off your tax dollars and vote! These dark corrupt forces and their media enablers also depend on you not caring about what happens...and they whisper "go back to sleep...all is well we've got it all under control."  Surprise them, vote and hold those you vote for accountable and if they don't do what they said they would them out!  Let's start somewhere and this is the year we can start taking our government back.  "Government of the people, for the people, and by the people."  (Abraham Lincoln)

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