Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Time to Plant: Faith verses Strategy

Al Lowberg is a friend and client of mine.  While he is campaigning as an independent he describes himself, at the end of this article, as a republican.  I'll let you contact him directly to learn his reasoning on that point.  Al is a bold Christian who deserves a hearing.  I enjoyed this article. -- Mike Heath

This is spring time and many will be sowing their gardens, and we all know we can not expect the harvest for several months. We also know we can not predict what kind of harvest we will receive. Last year was a poor harvest but that will not stop any of those who planted last year to try again this year.

From the winter we had, and the spring we are having, I am optimistic we are going to have a better harvest this year. However, from the many comments I am reading I am not so optimistic in the political arena, because we need God’s blessing, but we are not giving Him anything to bless; that is, we are still looking to sow by strategy and not by faith.

The Bible says in Hebrews “through faith [they] subdued kingdoms.”  In both the old and new Testaments we are taught the “just shall live by faith”, it does not say acknowledge faith as a Bible doctrine and then live as we please. And what is faith but our voluntary cooperation with what we know to be God’s will. And what is His will in the election process but to vote our conscience and not strategy.

When we vote, let’s say the strategy of the “lesser of two evils”, by our own admission we are still voting for evil. The prophet Hosea said “They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind. The stalk has not bud; It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up; Israel is swallowed up...”  Whenever we vote strategy over conscience we are sowing the wind, and we shall be swallowed up. When we vote strategy we place our trust in our own wisdom and not in God, but in order to sow something that God will bless we must sow in faith.

Many of you are angry, and full of threatening. But James said in the Bible, “ye fight and war, yet you have not because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lust.”  If many of you would pause for a moment and reflect, you could not deny you are entering into this election season without one particle of faith in All-Mighty God. And yet you will be the first to expect a different result—this is not faith, this is insanity. (Deuteronomy 28:15+28-29)

My beloved friends—I would like to call you friends—it is not too late to sow in faith our political aspirations, but if we sow the same old “lesser of two evils” strategy we shall reap the same old harvest. In Ecclesiastes it say “To every thing there is a season…a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Now is the time to plant your political aspirations by faith.

Won’t you give up this faithless, “lesser of two evils” strategy and sow with me a crop of faith in this political season. The only way we shall regain our country is by faith. We may yet lose another election, but by placing the matter in God’s hands some good will come from it. Our seeds of faith will be in good ground, and if we continue to water it by faith we shall have a political harvest of abundance very soon.

In Proverbs we read “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” Many are growing strong in their own strength, but fainted long ago in the only battle that counts. That battle is the battle of faith, and you do not have to be part of any organized religion to exercise faith in this election. (Hebrews 11:31) This chapter also says that by faith the weak were made strong, became valiant in battle, and turned to flight [rout] the armies of the “aliens.”

The illegal aliens from Mexico are far less dangerous to this Republic than what I call “illegal aliens” in the White House, the Halls of Congress, the Courts, and in State legislatures across this land. These illegal aliens are elected or appointed leaders who have denied the Constitutional rule of Law; and this has caused “we the people” to be swallowed up by them. Our Constitution is the only constitution in the World that recognizes Religious Freedom. We as a people have relinquished that freedom; it is time to exercise that freedom again.

The only way these ‘illegal aliens” can be driven out of the halls of government is by faith. It is time to subdue “by faith” the kingdom of America for righteousness. Trust God and Vote Conscience Not Strategy!

Alan Lowberg is Maine’s only Republican candidate for Congress District 1

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