Our fellowships and relationships with one another are based on trust. As soon as the trust is compromised, fellowship is broken and our relationship is in danger of ceasing.
What’s the difference between fellowship and relationship? To simplify, fellowship is an association with someone with friendly interaction, communication, and a sharing of common ideas and likes. That association may be somewhat superficial as in the case of a work comrade; or it may be a very close companion like a best friend.
A relationship would be a family member. You’re related to someone whether you’re in fellowship or not. There’s a legal or social connection between the parties.
We can be in fellowship with one another and have a good relationship, or we can have a relationship to one another and be out of fellowship with each other. Look at a couple going through divorce to get the idea. At sometime, when the fellowship is broken, the relationship will end.
Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25).
In the United States, trust is at an all time low. The relationship we have via the constitution is “on the ropes.” Globalist communists have for the last century infiltrated all facets of the U.S. Government. The last two elections have made that perfectly clear.
Freedom of speech is under attack.
Freedom of religion is under attack.
And of course, the right to keep and bear arms has been under attack for decades. It’s always the first that thing that dictators go after. A disarmed populous is always easier to control.
The ability to defend life and property is almost outlawed. I’m familiar with a case where a man defended his family from intruders. He used a firearm. The state he lived in was a very socialist state. He, of course, had to go to trial, and although he didn’t go to jail, he lost everything. His home, his savings, and his family. The stress the state put on his family was too much. It cost everything he had to cover legal fees to keep out of jail. There’s no righteous person (or government) that would destroy the life of a person for defending his family. But the state did just that. It also sends a very clear message to everyone else: “We hate you and will destroy you anyway we can.”
This is classic globalist strategy: destroy your enemies by using the law to do evil. Little by little introduce bills that chip away at your enemies’ ability to protect themselves, and at the same time begin a campaign to dehumanize them: If you own a gun, you must be a radical; if you point out evidence contrary to the propaganda narrative, you must be a conspiracy theorist; if you’re a veteran, you’re a potential terrorist; if you want to live as self sufficient as you can, you must be an antisocial, schizophrenic, neurotic; if your religious moral conviction doesn’t line up with the state religion (in the U.S. it’s humanism), you’re labeled as a NAZI fascist racist that hates his neighbors and, therefore, should be imprisoned for hate crimes.
The globalist use the law and their media propaganda machine to, bit by bit, make their worldview into a reality. So did Hitler. So did the Soviets. So did the Moaist, the Venezuelans, the Cambodians, the Cubans, throughout Africa, and the list could continue…
Due you believe the last election wasn’t a coup? Fine. Either way, the trust is gone. It continues to get worse because those that “won” the election are afraid of audits and election reform bills. They are doing everything they can to stop any investigation, and the propaganda machine is dutifully supporting it. If they are justified, they would demand an audit to clear their name and try to bring the country back into fellowship.
But that’s not in communist doctrine. Letting criminals terrorize people is in communist doctrine. We know Stalin was a thug long before his rise to power as a Bolshevik. How he rose to power was by being a thug. He’s one example.
The communist in this country, and their supporters around the globe, are doing the same thing. Antifa and BLM are examples. If you don’t believe they’re apart of the communist movement, you’re willfully ingnorant and have no desire to know the truth. If you have any real concern, a cursory study will suffice. My I recommend reading “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies For Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism” by Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa and Prof. Ronald J Rychak. Of course, many other writings witness to what Pacepa writes.
By the way the left acts, do you believe they are looking for reconciliation or vengeance and destruction of the United States? Breaking fellowship closes the doors of reconciliation. Bringing harm to those who have supported your right to equal status is not an act of reconciliation. Holding the current generation accountable for past generation flaws is not an act of reconciliation. It’s an act of agression, vengeance, and war. It’s not possible to undue the past. Destroying what you have will not make the future happy and prosperous. When you destroy what you have it’s gone forever. Reality always trumps idealism. Idealism never has worked.
Not only have they purposely waged war on an unsuspecting people, they’re outright hypocrites. The very things they accuse others of doing, they’re doing. They cry “racist, racist” while they hate and plan to destroy those of different skin tones and beliefs.
We may wonder why the COVID-19 vaccine is such a hot topic. Trust is gone. Years of politicians lying; the news media lying, censoring freedom of speech, and persecuting anyone who questions their narrative; and congressional RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) betraying their constituents has left a large segment of the population in great fear and not just on the “right.” More and more people from all walks of life are prepping supplies and arming up: many whom would never have thought of such things just a few months ago.
Word is going around that the government is ordering farmers to mow down their crops, or they forfeit any future subsidies. I’ll leave it to you to investigate this on your own. The history of communist governments, dictators, our current government, and the obvious media propaganda support of the current socialist movement, is at the forefront of many’s thinking. With this background in mind, there is no trust, only fear. And the plausibility of a government sponsored food shortage is almost certain. In fact, it is to be expected. Control the food, control the people.
Control the water, control the people. Amazingly, in some states it’s against the law to harvest rain water from your roof into water barrels. There’s always a “logical” reason for such tyranny, by it’s still tyranny. Even psychopaths justify their actions with their own brand of “logic.”
Where I live, the water levels are even lower due to pot farms. Weed takes a lot of water. The impact on wells and rivers is quite noticeable in some areas. But there’s little regulation on these farms, and what regulations there are, there’s not enough law enforcement. Hence, organized crime has made its way into the area. Again, trust takes a hit.
Of course, there is no ending to the cares of this world. The kingdoms of this world are doomed to failure. Sin is selfish. Selfishness is a Petri dish for mistrust. Mistrust breeds fear. Fear turns into violence. Violence brings destruction. Such is human history.
I can’t change human nature, or the rise and fall of a nation. What I can do is make the best decisions I can, maintain my beliefs and integrity, help others when possible, and stay true to family and friends. In the end, when all is said and done, what else is there?
Watching what may be the decline of the nation I’ve loved makes me grateful to a citizen in the Kingdom of God through Christ Jesus. His kingdom will never fail or be subject to the deceit that the kingdoms of men fall prey too.
There are those that wonder why there’s a heaven to gain and a hell to shun: why can’t everyone go to heaven? Frankly, the answer is simple. God won’t tolerate in His kingdom the kind of sinister deeds that destroy people and nations. We may not understand His laws while in a fallen state, but those laws are the best for society, for trust. If we “love our neighbor,” we won’t do them any harm. Their are spiritual laws that can’t be violated without consequences, just as there are physical laws that can’t be violated without consequences. God’s not going to change what He’s created because we don’t agree with Him.
God is giving us the opportunity to become citizens of His kingdom. Jesus paid the price for our sins: our rebellion and disobedience to His law. After taking our sins upon Himself, God raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at His right hand. God made Jesus Lord and King of the Kingdom of God. When we accept Jesus as Lord, we’re giving our allegiance to the King of the Kingdom of God. We then become citizens of His kingdom.
God’s kingdom is an eternal kingdom. It will not fall, and it can’t be corrupted. You’re invited to become a citizen of the Eternal Kingdom.
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame’” (Romans 10:9-11, ESV).
Relationships are based on trust. We can trust in Jesus. He’s the only one who gave His life for us, His enemies. He took our sins and the punishment of those sins upon Himself. He didn’t conquer us through deceit, intrigue, and slaughter. Thus, He proved His love for us. He proved his trustworthiness by being faithful to God. In a world where everything and everyone stood against Him, he remained faithful. Thus, He inherited the Kingdom of God. He proved to God He would not betray God’s trust.
Trust in Jesus for a lasting relationship.