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Our Reflection, Washington, D.C.

19 Oct : 03:40 Category: Ministry & Freedom

How do you title what you know will be a much larger work than you anticipated, much larger, much broader than anything you expected to layout when the entire point of what we disdain in the District of Columbia is that it is us, our values as they are at the time, that we elected into office (this includes “voter fraud” because we'd stop it if we valued its contamination as strongly as we say we do, so as it continues to be done we show we value it as an accepted part of the election process, that we accept being powerless to do anything about it).

Some may take issue with our onus, that we vote in our values, on the idea “they are professional politicians,” yet these same people will meet up with me on twitter and carry on the passing around of propaganda pieces that support their theories without ever looking at the principle(s) behind them.

I do not know any American who would disagree with this statement: I own my car because I paid for it. Sure, we can interchange the car for house, and though the person may have outstanding debt used to buy the house originally, that they are making timely payments maintains their possession of the title, a form of institution of legal right, because no other claim is able to supersede their own. Yet few Americans realize this ownership of one’s own property, the idea of private property rights that are only subject to forfeit upon probable cause showing the property was unlawfully gained, is the fundamental necessity of Individual Rights, and a moral imperative to Freedom.

If we could not own our own property we'd be feeding our families by either stealing from others, or in the true essence of collectivist statism, having the government steal from others, and give us a portion of what they claimed by the same ancient principle of slavery and subject servitude stated as, “the divine right of kings,” while their “divination” is mere corruption, the government keeps for itself the larger portion of what it took from those slaves and subjects who work and produce. This is what the Feudal Guild System, a State, carried on until shortly after the establishment of America as a nation by the Declaration of Independence; a nation that would later found a government to assure the unalienable Rights and Freedom of each individual by Written Constitutional Liberty (our written and binding document specifying the objects and limited powers of our republican (representative) form of government (the administrative manual for magistrates of an administrative body) ratified by We the People – a necessary demonstrable “consent of the governed” that alone established our government's legitimacy, the 1789 ratification the very act that brought the government of America into existence to serve the nation). Proven, it is, that 13 individual States, where one alone could veto what the remaining 12 desired, is not governance of a nation, and instead is a certainty the minority rules, a moving minority due to disunity, mistrust, jealousy, which devolves the entire legislative process into meaningless, yet destructive, tit-for-tat oneupsmanship games for pride's sake and little, if anything, more.

Could you imagine building a business and having property while you live under one State, that once you sell it all and move under another State, the new State claims and treats you as their subject, to be ruled no differently than the very Crowned heads of Europe managed our original 13 Colonies, taking your property at the pleasure of the new state's government? This begs the question: What was the point of a Declaration, where the signers express therein their pledge and risk of losing, “Our lives, our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor” if only to copy the very political system, values, and iron fisted oppression the Declaration was written to declare our separation from?

Yet, here we are today, many, many “conservatives” and even “libertarians” denouncing wealth (the single word denoting “owned private property”) and disparaging those with wealth whose views we don't agree with for using their wealth to promote their views. “Hypocrisy” is the description of this as an atrocity to logic, but this word doesn't address the passionate, stubborn, and unmistakable mimicry of Collectivist and Statist desires we're pushing by promotion of undermining any other American’s Private Property Rights to save our Private Property Rights. How better to perfect and hand government more evidence of our incompetence in governing ourselves than to eradicate this fundamental principle of Freedom, Private Property Ownership as an Individual Right, that makes Capitalism the solely moral economic system on the planet? Capitalism alone recognizes Private Property Rights as inseparable from Individual Rights – a consistency of the components of the most cherished principle that is an absolute necessity for mankind to thrive: Freedom!

If this principle and the certain epistemology of the irrefutably used terms evidencing their relation is something you can't appreciate as said here then you should consider deep, long, hard reflection as to who owns your property, and what collective you are granting power over you, to answer to, so you can establish your immediate readiness to surrender everything in your possession as rentals you've used solely at their pleasure. That is the very thing you ask of others whose use of their private property you so strongly disagree, that you believe in, fabricate, and promote the use of government's coercive power to control these “wealthy” and punish them for their private property use oblivious to this as admitting a belief in government having the power to take private property based on use, aiding the Progressive assault on Freedom.

I'll leave you with more Ayn Rand that I hope aids in reflecting on American Principles as opposed to what we presume true and pridefully tout to others as necessary to understand, others we condemn if they don't see it our way (in perfect emulation of the way our unionized teachers taught us):

“In my article, ''Extremism,' or the Art of Smearing,'' I discussed the subject of 'anti-concepts' – i.e. artificial, unnecessary, undefined and (rationally) unusable terms intended to replace and obliterate certain legitimate concepts in people's minds.

“I said that the 'liberals' are coining and spreading 'anti-concepts' in order to smuggle this country into statism by an imperceptible process – and that the primary target marked for obliteration is the concept of 'capitalism,' which, if lost, would carry away with it the knowledge that a free society can and did exist.

“But there is something much less attractive (and, politically, much more disastrous), than capitalism's enemies: its alleged defenders – some of whom are muscling in on the game of manufacturing 'anti-concepts' of their own.

“Have you ever felt a peculiar kind of embarrassment when witnessing a grossly inappropriate human performance, such as the antics of an unfunny comedian? It is a depersonalized, almost metaphysical embarrassment at having to witness so undignified a behavior on the part of a member of the human species.

That is what I felt at having to hear the following statement of Governor [George, Mitt's father] Romney, which was his alleged answer to the communists' boast that they would bury capitalism:

“'But what they do not understand – and what we have failed to tell the world – is that Americans buried capitalism long ago, and move on to consumerism.'

“The implications of such a statement are too sickeningly obvious. The best comment on it came from The Richardson Digest (Richardson, Texas, April 28, 1965), from the column 'Lively Comments' by Earl Lively, who wrote: 'Afraid to stand alone, even on his knees, Romney then tells the rest of us that we do not know the definition of capitalism, we do not understand our economic principles, and we'd be better off if we quit going around defending such an unpopular concept as capitalism...'

“No 'anti-concept' launched by the 'liberals' goes so far so crudely as the tag 'consumerism.' It implies loudly and clearly that the status of 'consumer' is separate from and superior to the status of 'producer'; it suggests a social system dedicated to the service of a new aristocracy which is distinguished by the ability to 'consume' and vested with a special claim on the caste of serfs marked by the ability to produce. If taken seriously, such a tag would lead to the ultimate absurdity of the communists proclaiming: 'Who does not toil, shall not eat' – and the alleged representatives of capitalism replying: 'Oh yes, he shall!” and if the Ad Hoc Committee on the Triple Revolution propounds such a moral obscenity as 'the right to consume' – who inspired it, Karl Marx or Governor Romney?

“It is true that we are not a capitalist system any longer: we are a mixed economy, i.e., a mixture of capitalism and statism, of freedom and controls. A mixed economy is a country in the process of disintegration, a civil war of pressure-groups looting and devouring one another. In this sense, 'consumerism' might be the appropriate name for it.” -- The Objectivist Newsletter 1965.

This quotation of Ayn Rand was written almost 50 years ago and, though this is merely an excerpt, it's as though the Objectivist Newsletter, from where it came, was published today. And I must be completely out of my mind to be citing and quoting Ayn Rand knowing full well by the state of things today that nothing was done, that Ayn Rand was ignored then, that all but a handful of people in the GOP, the so-called “conservative party” sound just like Governor George Romney sounded almost 50 years ago -- the “moderate” method of appeasement in “slow” obliteration of capitalism (and Freedom) marched on without missing a step.

But hey, the principles of Freedom, by Private Property Rights (i.e. Capitalism) don't need defending, these last 50 years have been the most free we've ever experienced and it’s just getting better...Right? And, of course, this has nothing to do with government and its sole capacity of coercive power, of the use of force, physically or by imprisonment (threatened or by conviction). No, this is all the fault of a bunch of private property owners, irrespective of these private property owners' lack of government's coercive power. Of course, to continue this paragraph’s sarcasm to illustrate our delusions, it helps to turn a blind eye to the fact the payments of these “wealthy” into campaigns etc., are due to government's coercive power, to even invalidate a corporation's charters, to seize “their” property by claims of some tax and/or fine owed, that government is the least scrupulous and has no hesitation at blackmailing compliance of the producer, the entrepreneurial, the capitalist, who was once known as “the Free and self-governing American.”

God Bless you and thank you for reading and sharing this article,

Toddy Littman

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Affordable Persecution Act & Pope Francis of Obama

04 Dec : 20:55 Category: Ministry & Freedom

First, the Roman Catholic Church has always been a Socialist organization. While the teachings of Jesus Christ address usury as a sin, and are the pinnacle points of those who deny God to try to use the teachings of Christ for socialist notions (What appears on a simple reading to be good for Bible citations with historical sources, purporting to be a blog written by a Priest, http://www.askthepriest.org/askthepriest/2005/10/never_a_borrowe.html?cid=84906588), the realities of purpose are required.

It is hard for we who were born in this last century to imagine a time (250 years ago) when people had little or no say in how they are ruled. A time when private communications took the time it takes for a person to run a mile or two, or ride a horse for 40 miles a day. Also a time when public communications were subject to those onlookers assumed of authority in the governing church or political order (or of both lines of authoritarian rule) by their intentional wearing of Noble Dress, their badge a warning to watch what you say, that one could be persecuted for carrying on freely in their speech, especially if it were to denounce the governing order of the day – grounds for a maximum immediately imposable sentence of death.

Sounds like it's out of a movie, doesn't it? Here is author Foucault's opening paragraph and summary of an officer's recording of carrying out the sentence imposed under the governing rule of the Church and their political class that gave us the Dark Ages until the Age of Enlightenment (WARNING, violent reality of centralized power and European Feudal History follows):

On 2 March 1757 Damiens the regicide was condemned 'to make the amende honorable before the door of the Church of Paris' where he was to be 'taken and conveyed in a cart, wearing nothing but a shirt, holding a torch of burning wax weighing two pounds'; then 'in the said cart, to the Place de Greve, where, on a scaffold that will be erected there, the flesh will be torn from his breasts, arms, thighs and calves with red-hot pincers, his right hand, holding the knife with which he committed the said parricide, burnt with sulphur, and, on those places where the flesh will be torn away, poured molten lead, boiling oil, burning resin, wax and sulphur melted together and then his body drawn and quartered by four horses and his limbs and body consumed by fire, reduced to ashes and his ashes thrown to the winds'” – Emphasis, in original, http://itpedia.nyu.edu/mediawiki/images/3/3e/Foucault-Discipline_and_Punish.pdf.

This is followed in Discipline and Punish by the actual record of that officer who participated in carrying out this “punishment,” the detail of which wreaks of men playing God on one hand, while, the astute in biblical teachings will see it is all a dramatic reality meant to sear in the image of this atrocious public spectacle. All of this was far too real (long before “reality tv”), meant to unequivocally enshrine in the hearts and minds of the population – all of whom are compelled to attend to witness -- the agony that one would be subjected to by Government and Church together if they questioned these “powers that be” – Oppressive persecution, these government bodies’ definition of social justice, at that time.

Now, in further historical context of the Church, let us turn to what Pope Francis called the “tyranny of money” issue and the “social justice” link he's trying to make today to the poor. Naturally, we must look at the origins of this tyranny and those who benefited from it, such as the Catholic Church itself, per A History of Banking in all the Leading Nations, vol. 3 (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Canada) [1896]:

THE business of banking and loaning money at interest has existed from the earliest forms of civilization, because it responds to an imperative need of society. It was conducted in Athens, probably in Carthage, and certainly in Rome; but, after the establishment of Christianity, it encountered serious obstacles.

Profits derived from loaning capital—which was regarded as including money, whereas money is only a representative of capital—were regarded as illegitimate; which is virtually the position assumed by modern socialists. “Money,” it was said, “is in its very nature sterile, and not reproductive.” Profits accuring [sic, likely typo of “accruing”] from the sale of merchandise or the establishment of a productive industry were held to be just and proper; but it was not conceded that a loan of that capital, which could immediately be transformed into merchandise or instruments of production, entitled the lender to remuneration. This course of reasoning seemed to be supported by the Gospel injunction that we loan to the needy without hope of recompense. These prejudices, which have continued to our own day, cast a shade of suspicion upon all commerce in money and caused it to be carried on clandestinely and by men constituting a distinct caste, such as Jews and Lombards [Remember this is from 1896.]. Lenders at interest, or usurers, being always exposed to the hatred of their creditors and victims of the cupidity of governments, made it their constant care to keep their capital in the form most readily convertible into money and least likely to attract attention....

Thus it is that we find the Jews, in all ages, following the pursuits of money-changer, goldsmith, dealer in precious stones, to which they have added that of lender on pawn. Community of language and of origin and exposure to the same dangers impelled them to seek one another out, to establish the closest relations among themselves, though dwelling far apart, and to invent divers [“diverse”] means of transmitting money from one to another, the earliest being the bill of exchange. We find an indubitable instance of the bill of exchange in 1246, that by means of which the Pope, Innocent IV., sent 25,000 marks of silver to the pretender, Henri Raspon, an amount which was paid to him at Frankfort by a Venetian banking house. Even earlier than this, in 1202, the Crusaders had given to Henri Dandolo, Doge of Venice, bills payable to order as security for 85,000 marks, in silver, demanded of them by the Venetians in return for vessels furnished to carry them to Syria. It was to pay this immense debt that the Crusaders aided Dandolo to recapture the city of Zara in Dalmatia....” -- Emphasis mine, http://oll.libertyfund.org/simple.php?id=2239.

This history continues, explaining the “tyranny of money” in relation to the “cupidity of governments”:

In France, the Jews, though contemned and despised, lived in comparative security until the time of the Crusaders, trafficking in money with a fair degree of impunity. They were, indeed, persecuted from time to time, but the persecutions were never of long duration. Under Philip Augustus, their situation grew worse. In 1182, the King became convinced that the Jews were too numerous in Paris and throughout the kingdom, and that they were amassing great wealth. They were accused of having Christian servants, whom they seduced from the true faith, and of despoiling nobles and commoners of their goods under pretence of having loaned them large sums of money. To these accusations the populace added fabricated accounts of divers misdemeanors, and the King issued a decree banishing the Jews, allowing them to take their personal property with them, or to sell it, but confiscating their real estate. Philip the Fair, on the contrary, was very kindly disposed toward the Jews at the beginning of his reign. With that fiscal genius which he afterward put to such evil use, he appreciated the value of money-dealers; and while he extorted heavy taxes from them, he forbade that they be any longer subjected to imprisonment at the behest of the first monk who might demand it; this was in 1288. Rendered over-confident by the protection which Philip thus accorded them from interested motives, the Jews became less cautious than they had previously been. Their indiscretion was severely punished; for, in 1306, the King ordered the arrest of all Jews in his dominions, confiscated their goods, and ordered them to leave the kingdom under pain of death.” -- Emphasis mine, Ibid.

Now comes Obamacare to remind us of the “cupidity of governments” in the modern day. That the penalty was deemed “a tax” by the U.S. Supreme Court is only icing on the cake for a People who stood by their American system of Government to find the “Politicians of the House of D.C.” had achieved complete and utter usurpation of the Constitution for sake of the revenues of our Prince to fund their agenda as “our leader.” This Prince is none other than the entire Democratic Party imposing their will as the vision we all are to behold and become. J.J. Rousseau well explains the reality of this Prince in The Social Contract:

[Rousseau explaining what government is...]The members of this body are called magistrates or kings, that is to say governors, and the whole body bears the name prince.*

* “Thus at Venice the College, even in the absence of the Doge, is called "Most Serene Prince."”

Apparently J.J. Rousseau was the first Tea Party member, his extremist view goes like this....

Thus those who hold that the act, by which a people puts itself under a prince, is not a contract, are certainly right [in our case Our Ratification of Our Written Constitution]. It is simply and solely a commission, an employment, in which the rulers, mere officials of the Sovereign, exercise in their own name the power [of the Sovereign, the People] of which it makes them depositaries. This power it [the Sovereign] can limit, modify or recover at pleasure; for the alienation of such a right is incompatible with the nature of the social body, and contrary to the end of association.” -- Emphasis mine, http://www.constitution.org/jjr/socon_03.htm.

While our Constitution (at Art I, Sec 7, http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html) and the House Rules at the time of passing the Affordable Persecution Act are consistent with Rousseau's statement, the government (the body of those politicians Pope Francis refers to as well), in abuse of the power entrusted to them, has decided its need for revenues is greater than the value of this money to the people who worked for it for purposes in their own private lives. Adopted as “regular,” government revenues are used and intended to carve a hole in the space once filled by the fruits of my own labor or the returns on my own investment, or whatever other way I would choose to pursue in fending for myself to survive and achieve even greater success for myself, family, community, and whosoever I, as owner of my own property – in my rights as well – should so desire to aid in achieving their success.

God and God alone shall judge if I mistreated “the poor,” for only He knows who is truly poor, only God knows what is in their heart, versus their merely succumbing to the excuses available through government – a rhetoric adopted and routinely spouted to gain my handout – that now government is imposing upon society, an effort at forced benevolence that is merely using poverty, from government's view, as a political tool/purpose, as a cog in organizing the political means to rule over the Sovereign People with an iron fist. Until poverty is viewed as a condition to be alleviated from the body of the nation and the People by the People themselves, where government's actions aren't to align with ideologies and Churches but to align with the needs of the governed whose power is the origin of government, poverty will persist for sake of its political weight alone. As the Kings of old used the Jews to achieve an economy, one these same Kings would claim under their rule and as their wealth, so too does our government today, which it appears Pope Francis is well aware of in noting politicians as culpable, but, asserting in the most Feudal historic fashion, a claim of government to fix it and be mindful of their role in assuring benevolent purpose in line with the Church's influence. Mind you, this is exactly what gave us the atrocity of punishments prior to and including the account of 1757 at the beginning of this article, and, all of which misused the Bible to justify them.

To be clear, Socialism is repeating the past, a past long left behind by a nation formed by its People, the United States of America. The Church establishment was a significant player in that past, a source of persistent political divisiveness, great deprivation, atrocity, and every other form of oppression possible at the time that kept the diminishing of subject servitude under a Crown from occurring, for this would mean the end of the order of society for those in power at the time, including the Church. The birth of Individual Rights and Liberty in our sentient existence deriving from God may have taken place long before the Age of Enlightenment if not for the Church (a nice summary is looking at the American Pilgrim's religious persecution). America's embrace and influence in ending the Feudal Reign and Dark Ages is documented best by these words from the Declaration of Independence, “endowed by their Creator with certain [unquestionable] unalienable rights,” an absolute recognition that it is by God each individual can, and is destined to by right, think for ourselves. It is worth mentioning that books used to be chained to library shelves, where only those of privilege and noble “blue blood” were to ever see them (nor would they allow anyone else to learn to read). This oppressive history of persecution, of rule by whim, favor, and force alone, to which the Church enjoyed great influence and power, is the very past Our Founders left behind by the Declaration of Independence, done a mere 20 years after “Damiens the Regicide” was “to make the amende honorable before the door of the Church of Paris'.”

I shall Pray for Pope Francis, that he will let go of his guilt and hand it over to Christ, that he'll find his way to appreciate a history of government abuse, where that government included the Church itself in carrying on the oppression and persecution of nations and their people for the sake of the power the Church held and nothing more, that he'll recognize these atrocities that, in fact, were carried out under the erroneous pretense of being God's Will are the very epitome of “absolute power corrupts absolutely,” even in the hands of the Holy See. America let loose of all that meant God's Plan for each and every one of us was being stifled by the artifices of a few in their lust for politics and power, carrying on their subjective and self-aggrandizing use of money at every turn to influence and control the many, even in the use of the Church's wealth.

Let us hope the chants of crowds in favor of Pope Francis, seeming to endorse Socialism and overbearing government as the solution to poverty, aren't too alluring to him.



God Bless you and thank you for reading and sharing this,



Toddy Littman

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Founding principles never included progressive tax: How can we, individually and as a nation, continue to help others if we are robbed of the means to do so?

23 Jun : 01:45 Category: Ministry & Freedom

The needs of so many are met by Americans through thousands of hope missions at home and around the world. They are missions both faith-based and secular that are supported wholly by individuals giving from their personal fortune, large or small. Ask yourself this, how will we be able to continue to finance the altruistic work done in our backyard and internationally if we are robbed of that increase by government grasping, the invasive hand of government growing government (power) that helps no one but government?

This is the case against progressive income tax and for individual freedom to give from the heart.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty right at the start: A progressive income tax is the government adopting the idea that when some people reach a certain level of income, it is assumed they are then taking from others, increasing poverty by creating wealth. It presupposes that most individuals aren’t smart enough to make their own way, despite what the President said today at the NALEO conference about people coming to America for that express purpose. In fact, the erroneous idea is that there is a finite amount of wealth and if someone makes a lot of money it automatically confiscates that potential income from someone else, creating a poor underclass. Now, if this isn’t plain folly, if not moronic reasoning, than I don’t know what is.

What is true, is that when government establishes a progressive tax in order to steal from the rich to give to the poor (the Robin Hood idea which we’ll discuss further on in this article) no one is served. The government, which is no longer representing you and me but itself and self-perpetuation, has instead collected income that goes nowhere but into self-directed projects promoting the creation of “victims of society,” i.e. welfare addicts.

Back to the beginning of this country and the Framers’ intent, the change of former servants to become masters, and realize that now the reverse has occurred where the elected servants have usurped the role of master. Note that it was the government that amended the Constitution to gather income tax, not the People. The purpose of the 1913 beginning of this boondoggle was to collect money to fund projects and entitlements that were never designated under the Constitution.

Article 1, Section 8: Congress having the power to tax, etc. “to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. As Toddy has expounded upon numerous times, http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.185, http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.151, this is the definition of “welfare” used within the context of the United States Constitution (note the designation specific to states):

Welfare: Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

2. Exemption from any unusual evil or calamity; the enjoyment of peace and prosperity, or the ordinary blessings of society and civil government; applied to states.

Thus were (and are) taxes never to be collected for the purposes of providing education, promoting arts or even providing for the poor, the “welfare” programs, i.e. entitlement programs. Read Jefferson’s second inaugural address (fifth paragraph) in the first article link above.

As to the point about government amending the Constitution as opposed to the People’s endeavor, after the 14th amendment was ratified, all amendments to the Constitution were undertaken by government for government and not at the behest of the People as this was the composition of the Congress… it no longer was a representative body but had transformed itself into an authoritative, i.e. ruling, body using the victory over the South, and now subordinate States, in order to introduce the alteration of intent and implementation of central governance.

The Reconstruction Acts were enacted as a means of subjecting the vanquished States to regulations imposed by the winning faction, passing racially motivated (divisive) legislation and regulations, such as tax laws that promote racial and economic separation among the people and fostering a growing polarity between “classes” that would fuel the infusion of communistic ideals: democracy. Already, the 1848 manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had finagled its way into the matrix of America. (Check “The Call” to form the first teachers’ union in 1857. http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.148)

Now, to get to the redistribution and divisiveness of the progressive tax we can add the “noble” persona of Robin Hood, whose compassion for the deprived and downtrodden drove him to appropriate from the rich to “give” to the poor. Not exactly a Christian message, when it comes right down to it. Wherein is it a noble thing to raid a man’s storehouse in order to care for the poor? In this case there is no generosity, just envy, thievery and deceit. Throughout Scripture we are encouraged to care for the fatherless, the orphans and the widows. Nowhere are we told to take from someone else in order to do so.

So we come to the Robin Hood Tax, which world leaders, philanthropists and unions are promoting as a righteous act. In May, Lou Dobbs gave a rundown on the proposed international FTT, Financial Transaction Tax, and the overlordship it would create should the sanctimonious have their way – for we know that only they, the wealthy liberal elite, understand the needs of the poor and underprivileged and how best to serve them.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1646570386001/un-unions-push-for-robin-hood-tax/

That day, nurses representing the NNU (National Nurses United) were dancing in the streets at the NATO conference in Chicago in support of a Robin Hood Tax.

http://foxvalleylabornews.com/2012/05/25/nurses-rally-in-chicago-calls-for-robin-hood-tax/. All of this pomposity has led to a crying for a new homegrown version of the FTT with minor celebrities and a few leftist economists, just this week, beginning their own promotion of taxing financial transactions to underwrite their own “good-for-everybody” agendas. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote

Luckily, it’s going nowhere in the EU as even the Irish finance minister “…noted that this is the first time enhanced cooperation would be used on a major economic dossier "setting a precedent over taxation, a sovereign matter."” http://euobserver.com/18/116732

Something we must remember at all costs: the movement to encroach on United States sovereignty, specifically the People’s sovereignty, comes not only by way of a push to instill an international taxing authority, but the wholly unconstitutional inflicting of the progressive tax as it exists now. And the so-called Robin Hood Tax is just another way to implement a progressive tax on the “undeserving” rich.

To clarify, our purpose here is to inform and arm you to jealously defend the freedoms recognized and guarded by our brilliantly crafted founding documents. Because, only by standing with our country’s framers in their desire to provide for our free creation of wealth will we be able to continue providing freely for the welfare (in the first definition of Noah Webster pertaining to individuals) of suffering people the world over, and following the Lord’s instructions for true charity… the expression of love for our neighbor.

Thank you for reading,

A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman

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A. Dru Kristenev is a citizen of the great Northwest United States, former journalist and author of the Baron Series, novels of political intrigue, world markets and presumptive power brokers based on research of the underpinnings of real-time political and global financial maneuvering, and who’s instigating it.

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Meaningless Freedom

15 Jun : 19:18 Category: Ministry & Freedom

Recently a friend and I had an enlightening conversation about how people can be.

His view is that “more than half the people are just stupid to let this happen or our country wouldn't be on the road to socialism, to communism.” This historical record is pretty compelling evidence, though my tendency is to believe it's a marginal, “God Love em” percentage of maybe 10% that suffer this considered “attribute.”

Interestingly enough, this friend of mine has an internet radio show with a pretty good following. He invited me there, as he has before, as a few of these so-called radio talk show hosts do, most for the idea of boosting ratings, though in his case ratings aren't the reason that his following has listened… it’s the fact that his show has good conversations.

Well, the conversation when I went to his show was good until his co-host started to use his co-host role as a means to direct the conversation, “messing” with people by playing devil's advocate, etc. On more than one occasion the co-host has taken on this sort of activity, playing “agitator” for the sake of what the co-host sees as his role on the show, even if it means spreading and repeating all sorts of mischaracterizations, misrepresentations, and self-proclaimed technicalities entirely reliant on his personal anecdotal evidence, and a sheer belief asserted for sake of creating a “good” conversation, much like terrestrial radio. In escalation of this activity he begins to cite the Supreme Court as his witness to justify these erroneous beliefs, the escalation the result of the rest of the callers standing tall on their actual knowledge of what is being discussed, while also recognizing his unnecessary spinning of the conversation to the point of often taking us entirely off point – a common tactic in diffusing the gravity of the discussion so nothing meaningful can be achieved or worked out.

Now all of this is innocent, even benign “man play” in the combative nature of men until you consider the circumstance our nation is in: less than 6 months before we decide on having a future even remotely resembling what Our Founders in representation of us constituted for a self-governing nation, or, that of placing ours’ and succeeding generations’ futures in a final state of jeopardy by collectivism, to which there is little, if any chance of a return to Individual Liberty.

For me this battle started over 20 years ago, and a long and enduring wait for an awakening of this nation is the perception that the Tea Party represented. I was wrong. I cite the reality that most everyone is caught up in the issues, discussing what the parties and the media have served to us as the main course of our concerns; we run around as hand-raised parrots with little if any knowledge of how much we don't know, and that we've walked the plank over the Abyss. So many are new to it all, reciting their latest discovery as the fire that should be lit under our butts to act, and, as insult to injury, their tutelage is to be met by an agitator, who, over time and by the new person's educated belief in debate and the need to fight back, being an agitator is what is passed along. Agitating the adversaries to freedom isn't freedom nor how you gain it, especially when they have a level of influence, even power, to wield against us in ways unimaginable because, as free Americans we're not out to have such power over others.

The worst part of this is that either the agitator is as oblivious to the net effect of their actions or is carrying on intentionally to allow the tactics and means, the methods of our adversary, and their divisiveness, to control the conversation, to interpose the values these root from as what assured our freedom. The Constitution was not written to assure an incessant argument over issues of a tangential impact at best in any quarter. No the Constitution was written limiting government in order to demonstrate that Individual Liberty is had by such a mechanism, and such limited government is the absolute bedrock of this nation for us to have self-government, though we would have to enforce the terms and conditions of national government existence set forth by the parchment Our Constitution is written on. Thus the missed message in it all: that the agitation, argument, and controversy has not brought us any closer to truly understanding anything we need to be sure America rises to the occasion of Freedom that Our Founders afforded us as their Posterity since 1776.

The seeking out and devising solutions, taking care to bring forward citation of the Constitution in connecting us to the significant dot of history this act of Our Founders represents, and recognizing that these are the tools to be pursued and focused upon if we truly wish to save our nation, these things aren't being done, aren't occurring or being discussed, instead the agitation, the “messing with” someone else, and the personal comfort to the agitator provided by this activity is all that is going on.

My friend who owns this radio show has often explained that the trouble with most of the shows is the egos. Yet, he appears to be oblivious to the big ego game of re-couching and injecting, the ego driven agitator tools that liquidate the conversation into a mere summary propaganda, particularly when done by those who have the power to mute or even ban others from the station, the agitator's demeanor to make certain to speak knowing that if they are overruled by the masses, they carry the hammer of eliminating the masses from the conversation – the ego of the agitator asserted by their assertion of power and being a co-host.

The hypocritical truth to all of this is that a free people demanding that a government adhere to the Constitution has little ability to maintain the integrity of their position so long as there are “little Hitlers” amongst them, those who must “mess” with others for the sake of some gamesmanship element that only hinders the conversation by being a sideshow of little import, yet resulting in a spinning of others’ views and positions.

For certain, this makes great entertainment, but the trouble is Our Nation, Our Constitution, and Our Posterity aren't episodes in entertainment, a passing history that will correct itself and we just have to grin and bear it. Most of us know we haven't time for any of these games, yet few of us are willing to set them aside to save the nation, a rather revealing truth of why we have the croniest of the cronies “representing us” by voting on legislation they haven't read as the erroneous common thread of American Government today.

Our nation is in trouble because a nation is her people, and we've let go of the principles that are the foundation, the bedrock, the chief cornerstone of America in an unholy exchange for entertainment and the high of being an agitator, the left winning the argument that when we die it's over and there is nothing else (thus explaining how the baby in the womb is mere tissue as well), we pursue the desperate settlement of a few good laughs in our ego driven gamesmanship over actually making a concerted and genuine effort to save our nation.

Until we can comprehend the severity of our situation as more than an intellectual event, as the matter of our heart and being, of our existence, to which we'll fight for more than merely a negotiated survival in subject servitude, we'll continue to aid and abet the enemies of this nation by continuing to delay facing what we must do until there is no more time left. This is the wrong committed by time we spend “messing” with each other rather than recognizing what is wrong and engineering a solution, discovering what Our Founders called “the genius of the people” that we have inside but seem to be unwilling to use since it is not entertaining. Day by day it is less and less likely we'll ever get to solving anything except the inconsequential and making agreement after agreement in agreeing to disagree for sake of moving on to the next opportunity at agitation, and gaining an inconsequential tally mark of winning the next argument over that person another day. Truly unbelievable how we walk in a single file, one foot behind the other in binary procession, down a path that arcs right into the very central government socialist & communist ideal and State, where government is the sole provider of solutions; we carry out or narcissistic NEA educated social banter of a fight over what the facts are, as though history lies, persistent in our need to pursue insignificant issues that never even begin to broach what we can do to save our country.

It breaks my heart to watch Our People, Our Nation, Americans, entirely devoured by gamesmanship we just don't have time for, and oblivious to their setting aside We The People discovering, and acting upon, solutions. We'd rather stand still, idling in our efforts while laughing together in our misery, fully entertained as we, Americans as a Nation, die from within.

It's peculiar how the owner of this radio station is well aware how egos destroy getting to the meat of things, that he can see “stupid” people really easily, yet, those who are in his midst, who are carrying on stupidly, are overlooked entirely.

I, for one, won't be doing anymore of these radio shows, for the people who manage them, the games of ego that are overlooked, the messing with others that's to them somehow so necessary, is destroying, is disrupting, and diffusing the focus and concentration we need to inform, and therefrom, to regain an intrinsic knowledge of our right and authority, to divine and act upon solutions, and, if my friend is right, a free people who set aside the pursuit of solutions, of understanding the foundation of their Freedom and how to use the instruments left to them in securing their Liberty, is sheer stupidity.

Ask any Native American (that we once just called “Indians” because those claiming discovery of this continent thought they landed in the West Indies), “What makes a nation?” and they'll tell you without hesitation “a nation is its People.”

Thus, this nation, a union of several states as defined by the differences amongst their people, a nation -- forged out of over a decade of civil arguments in convention and battles on the battlefield -- as a compound republic, the bicameral legislature a House and Senate of distinct difference, with the latter, “an instrument for preserving” the State Government's “residuary sovereignty” by their necessary approval to afford the Acts of the National Government in myriad ways (See Federalist 62), our “united States,” is lost to generations of teaching in argument and contrarianism for the sake of controversy by arguendo as some sort of saving grace. You think it is an accident the educational system wants to give a trophy to the losers of a sports contest in our schools so that they don't feel left out? Funny, isn't it, how this worthless gamesmanship banter is linked directly to the undermining of our nation if you take more than a minute to look at it, and are willing to accept that it is this very agitator means of controversy that is the cornerstone of Progressivism, of the Saul Alinsky method, that the binary means of definition in opposites is the bedrock of a National Education Association Education.

May God's Light and Mercy find its way into our hearts, and may He shed His Light on this nation to help us see that our agreement establishes no ethical or moral high ground. That arguing the historical record and facts of the situation, claiming the unknown as our scapegoat in assertion of “what if,” is set to be our excuse to lose our Freedom, to give up our “unalienable Rights,” including, but not limited to, “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Thank you for reading,

Toddy Littman

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Freedom Parable… Zechariah 8

25 Dec : 11:13 Category: Ministry & Freedom

Jealousy, that is the word God used to describe His protectiveness of Zion, and the fury that He felt at Israel’s betrayal by following false gods (Zechariah 8:2). Still did He tell the prophet that He returned to Zion, “and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth...”

In that day, approximately 520 years before the birth of Christ which we celebrate this day, God promised that the aged and the young will again become denizens of Jerusalem, the city that had been destroyed and emptied of inhabitants at the hands of the Chaldeans (Zechariah 8:3). Children will play, running up and down the streets (Zechariah 8:4). The Lord says He will turn the adversity of the past to prosperity and joy in the future (Zechariah 8:10-13). He will alter Israel and Judah from being “a curse among the heathen… ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.”

This is also the story of the remnant of Israel, the Lord reopening the land to His chosen, a thing “marvelous in the eyes of the remnant…” (Zechariah 8:6-7) as He says that He “will save My people from the east country and from the west country.” In other translations, “the land of the rising sun and the land of the setting sun,” but the tale is the same, God would, and did, bring together the captivity to dwell in Zion.

But the story is also a parable… the literal Israelites never did return to Jerusalem. The ten tribes dispersed to Assyria – Ezekiel 5:10, “and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter unto all the winds” – before the southern kingdom, Judah, went into captivity. Although Judah returned to rebuild the temple (Ezra 1:2) Israel became wanderers among the nations (gentiles), assimilating into the pagan societies. “And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.” (Ezekiel 4:13; see Ezekiel 5:2 and 12, Jeremiah 23:8, Isaiah 11:12, 43:5-6).

Yet God told Zechariah that they will find blessing and He gives them (and us) the means by which to receive it. Zechariah 8:16, “These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:”

8:17, “And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.”

Of course, it’s quite evident that so many within these borders of America are not practicing the directive not to conceive evil against their neighbors (such as the Occupy crowd chanting that the rich are the enemy, spouting class warfare), not to give one’s heart to swear falsely by the name of God (Matthew 5:33). This comes as insincerity, false oaths taking the name of God in vain, which is to swear falsely by His name, particularly calling oneself a believer when one believes not in Christ as savior.

Many people of the world (nations, gentiles) shall seek the Lord in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 8:20-22). Is this not a parable to the seeking of Freedom, called forth by the Lord, in the lands of America?

This, a prophecy of Christ and the ten tribes that would re-emerge from the nations (Israel as the assimilated gentiles) to believe on the Son and His Sacrifice: Ezekiel 8:23, “In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” It is also a shadow of the nations spilling their people from over their borders to make the passage to a new land, be planted with new hope, grasping the robe of the Savior and the freedom He embodies that formed the root of a new nation unlike any other before seen on earth.

Christ is the catalyst for bringing the gentiles into the fold, as well as the embodiment of true Freedom established by “the protection of Divine Providence” upon which our founding fathers relied as they declared independence, pledging their Lives, Fortunes and sacred Honor.

The circle is complete in seeing the dispersion of Israel gathered at the foot of Christ, accepting the Creator’s freedom by returning the seekers of liberty (the faithful) to the shores (His skirts) of this nation.

Be blessed in your sojourn of freedom this Christmas Day!

A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman

ChangingWind Ministry

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Subverting Language As A Destabilizer

24 Dec : 10:05 Category: Ministry & Freedom

In the days preceding the printing press and modern media, a clarion would sound the call for citizens to assemble in the village square, there to be apprised of important events by the town crier. This was the only real method of reaching the general populace in times past, which is why the phrase “blow the trumpet” comes up quite often in historical writings, including Scripture.

Jeremiah 6:1, 6:17, Jerusalem is instructed to attend to the trumpet (ram’s horn or shofar) when it is blown to call the people to see the destruction on the horizon should they not turn from their wayward worship. The warning is given, God has placed watchmen to wind the trumpet, charging them with the duty of warning Israel (Isaiah 62:6; Jeremiah 6:17; Ezekiel 3: 17, 33:2, 6, 7, etc).

Their response to the alarm was this… “they said, We will not hear.” Jeremiah 6:17. They refused to heed the call, soothing themselves with their own corrupt counsel. Where they are told to pay attention, take warning, the people’s ears are closed, “behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach (reminder of criticism, censure), they have no delight in it.” (Jeremiah 6:10). Why they eschew the Word of God is plain, it doesn’t condone the worldly works that feeds the flesh, leaving the spirit bereft and unfulfilled.

Yet the people appease themselves with their own advice, their “knowledge” – 6:14 – espousing “peace, peace: when there is no peace.” The people give themselves over to covetousness (avarice) “and the prophet to the priest every one dealeth falsely.” These are clear representations of how those in power spoke lies (Jeremiah 7:4, 7:8-9) and do so even in our times.

In some modern translations of the Bible we see a distortion of language that has augmented the collapsing faith of recent generations. Where in the King James Version the word is covetousness and unjust gain (Jeremiah 6:13, 8:10), in some recent translations (e.g. 2001 Literal Translation) the word has been changed to “profit,” but the Hebrew word used, ‘betsa,’ is clearly related to plunder, dishonest gain.

In fact, all but one usage of the term ‘profit’ in the KJV Old Testament is the Hebrew ‘ya’al,’ which describes something valuable, beneficial, that does good. How does the word in the new translations drop to the very bottom of the barrel to define ‘unjust gain’ as ‘profit;’ i.e. ‘ya’al’ as ‘betsa’?

Is it no wonder why students and fools crowd the streets, reaching the same conclusion that all profit is unjust? There’s but one reason why some modern translations read it thus: their progressive public education which has twisted the idea of profit into something unclean, an act of personal aggrandizement that counters the law, the last commandment given to Moses – “Thou shalt not covet…” Yet by invoking this warped definition of the word ‘profit,’ what is it that the multitudes (okay, few thousands of OWS as opposed to the millions of tea partiers who understand profit) are advocating but that others’ profit (valuable, beneficial earning) be given to the indolent who covet their property – all in direct violation of the Word and what is clear sense.

Profit is not a dirty word, covetousness is, and we are doomed to follow the lies of man if we do not heed that heralding call of the “watchmen” proclaiming the truth.

As Jeremiah said in 7:4, “trust ye not in the lying words…” and 7:9, “will ye steal, murder and commit adultery and swear falsely…?” That is precisely what we, and our children, are being taught by the misdirection, misleading and misinformation of our NEA teachings. It is our duty to heed the call of the trumpet and read the Word, research our founding documents, laws and acts of Congress for ourselves. Not one of the politicians (also products of the progressive education agenda) has the whole answer. Many have all the wrong answers in attempting to make us believe there are bogeymen bankers and corporations forcing us to act against our hearts and wishes and the Word. http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.112

The watchmen are responsible to blow the horn, but the rest of us are responsible to hear the call and listen.

A. Dru Kristenev

ChangingWind Ministry

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Repeating history… again

23 Dec : 02:18 Category: Ministry & Freedom

It is perplexing that we, as a nation, are so willing to follow leaders claiming to have the truth in their palms without making the slightest effort to back-check, fact-check or apply the commonest of sense. This is obviously not man’s first rodeo, though it may be yours.

Our predecessors have borne the results of nations’, and vociferous mobs’, manipulative directives, all designed to color the people’s vision to unquestioningly accept what the elite powers (or loud self-proclaimed minorities) dictate. Although most politicos avoid references to Scripture, there is much to be gained by reading the historical record lying within those pages. Why? Because as much as everyone loves to quote, “those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it,” they pay no attention to the wisdom of the statement.

Lamentations 2:9 – “Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.”

The foregoing was placed in boldface in order to bring attention to the so-called prophets of those times past that shed light on our modern day ‘gurus.’ In the annals of time, priests of the Temple were most often the ones blessed with the gift of prophecy, including Jeremiah, whose scribe, Baruch, documented all his prophetic visions, not once, but often twice as the princes of Judah destroyed the writings for fear of them and unwillingness to do what was necessary to avoid the consequences (Jeremiah 32). Jeremiah, the author of the Book of Lamentations (where he wept and despaired over Jerusalem’s ruin at the hand of Babylon’s Nebuchadnezzar), tells us precisely what occurred. The kings, the noble progeny and powerful aristocracy had no interest in hearing what anointed prophets had to say (Isaiah 30:9-10 and, again, Jeremiah 32). They preferred to follow the uninspired preachings of ‘prophets’ that told them what they wanted to hear, that all would be well if they simply gave praise and glory to false idols, worship lies to ease their troubled souls and sanction their delusions.

The reason the ‘visions’ were uninspired “vain and foolish things,” (Lamentations 2:4) is that “the law perish(ed) from the priests” (Ezekiel 7:26). The priesthood had served idolatry, subverting the truth for the sake of comfort and political correctness. Yes, even in ancient Judah and Israel was the PC concept a driving force. Read Solomon’s Ecclesiastes to learn there is nothing new “under the sun,” and all those purporting that collectivism is a new and bold concept haven’t read history. This, of course, is the problem with our education system today. Just listen to students parroting their teachers who tell them that the study of history is irrelevant, the future is what counts.

To return to the point of this little exercise in historical analysis let’s continue with the loss of the Temple priesthood’s ability to prophesy truth. Their lack of connection to the most high (because of idolatry) left them bereft of receiving true knowledge from God to be shared with the chosen nations – Israel and Judah. They misled the people to believe lies, that what evil (idols) they followed were acceptable in the sight of God. Because of believing those lies, their profit turned to decay. They lost all to their foolish hunt after worldly riches, satiations and imaginings. Their families and goods were finally scattered and decimated after decades of refusing to hear the voices of the few genuine prophets of the time – among them Isaiah, who was martyred, and Jeremiah, who lived through attempts on his life to witness the fall of Jerusalem as it crumbled around him.

But who is it that suffered most? Lamentations 2:12: “They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.”

The children ask for food and drink, the staples of life, only to faint with hunger and need amid the destruction wrought by their elders’ foolishness, and the prophets’ inability to see the true reason for their captivity, the languishing in servitude, banishment from their former life of plenty (Lamentations 2:14).

Lamentations 2:17 informs us that this loss had not come without warning. God told His people what would occur should they abandon Him for the worldly ways of the “gods” that promise fleshly fulfillment, (Leviticus 26:16) and now we repeat the cycle yet again. Our enemies rejoice over our loss, they consume our power (horn) to enhance their own (Lamentations 5:6).

But we are shown the way back to receive our inheritance – Lamentations 2:19: “Arise… pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord, lift up the hands toward Him for the life of thy children that faint for hunger in the top of every street.” Thus, the hardship knows no bounds. All are affected by the evil we have done in turning away from our founding fathers’ written covenant – the Constitution. Those who prosper at our demise are the enemy of the pact with Christian values (the basis of this document), with faith in God’s plan and bounty. The usurpers of power (government officials, both elected and appointed) have been awarded, by our blindness and abdication of responsibility, the reins of control. This is the power of the penny through taxation, regulation and greed for more at others’ expense rather than achieving for ourselves. (Lamentations 5:8: “Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.”)

Our downfall comes to looking for false gods (things of our creation upon which we bestow power) to “even the playing field” instead of working to do so ourselves by faith first, and secondly, the diligent labor to which God puts our hand.

We have looked for someone else to do it for us by making the sacrifice at the altar of foolishness and laxity, and have forfeited our rights by handing them to others meant to be our servants.

God has given us the answer. We must implement it… “Arise!... cry out… lift up our hands” and receive again the blessing He bestowed at the birth of this nation – true Freedom.

A. Dru Kristenev

ChangingWind Ministry

changingwind@earthlink.net

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Anarchy – Not Chaos, but God as King

01 Dec : 00:10 Category: Ministry & Freedom

November 28, 2011…
Although this was written months ago, the timing for it seems to be upon us as the Occupy Wall Street groups have taken to burdening society with their destructive/obstructive behavior, spreading violence and pestilence, and disruption of orderly life of those who are productive, simply to sow discontent and harbor unethical behavior. These are the actions of “entitled” individuals (70+% of the demonstrators are trust fund babies) raised without a moral compass or any notion of personal responsibility, all of which is addressed below…


May 13, 2011

God had His plan from the beginning.

The line of communication first established with Man was delivered by the “Breath of Life,” (Genesis 2:7), ‘neshamah,’ that God transferred into Adam, establishing the unique connection. This is spirit through which we, as God’s creation, conversed with our Creator. He reigned absolute and we came directly to Him with our thoughts and concerns.

And then, the trust was destroyed by Man’s shunning of God’s decree in his wish to be like God and to know the difference between good and evil, the one thing from which the omnipotent and omniscient King protected His children, His creation and charge.

The connection between God and Man was severed… until God’s plan to re-establish that bond would come to fruition. Yet, throughout the travails of man over millennia, God gave him opportunity to repair the rift, time and time again, opportunities that man squandered. There were few who heard God in the antediluvian age, so few that God finally destroyed man except for one servant who listened, Noah, with whom God confirmed his promise, as a rainbow spanning the sky, to spare the world the same calamity in the future (Genesis 9:11-14).

Still, faith was a little known commodity among creation populating the earth. From thence until Abram, did God find few willing to listen, follow, and serve Him with their whole heart (Genesis 12:1-4). Through Abraham came the seed that God would bless, and bring forth progeny with whom He would establish communion. Always, these particular people had a line of communication, a way of making supplication to the King – God – who ruled directly over the people covenanted with Him by circumcision (Genesis 17:10). No other people had this special reign of God directly over their lives. Other peoples of the earth relied on human kings and princes to wield intercessory power over them in the name of idols, their false, impotent gods.

All through the sojourn in Egypt, even when Israel was subject to a mortal monarch as slaves, did they continue to give spiritual fealty (sacrifice) to God alone, separating themselves from the polytheistic nations governed by earthly sovereigns. Even so, the coming of Moses to free them from physical and spiritual bondage was not readily accepted by the million souls he led forth from Goshen, they having become accustomed to Pharaoh’s dominion. As creatures of habit, their inability to accept God’s sovereignty, proven through 40 years of miraculous occurrences from which, incredibly, they rebelled, led that generation to be lost in the wilderness, never to lay eyes on the Promised Land.

God had given the Israelites the option to follow Him alone, His presence always among them, first as a Pillar of Fire and Cloud (Exodus 14), then in the tabernacle housing the Ark of the Covenant. Moses was the mouthpiece, the holy appointed magistrate, for their sovereign Lord in whom they were to place all faith, a government administered by God through the holy priesthood… the test of faith that they so miserably failed.

Joshua sustained the theocracy after crossing the Jordan, receiving the figurative staff of Moses to lead Israel to the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 31:23). There, God resided with them, rescuing and judging from the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, leading the Israelites in battle, blessing them in peace. The generational cycle of doubt and falling away from the Lord’s direction to embrace idolatry, only to be saved by prayerful supplication of God’s chosen judges, continued.

The sequence was ever-repeated as the Levitical anointed consistently fell away into the depths of iniquity, until the day Israel cried to God to become like the other nations of the earth. They were willing to discard God’s perfect and sovereign rule to become subject to another fault-filled human (1Samuel 8:4-6). They rejected the perfect for the incomplete, weak and flawed, wherein God told them exactly what wickedness and betrayal they would suffer through that denial of God’s perfect nature (1Samuel 8:7-18). How is it we still wonder at the adage warning us to be wary of what we ask because we know not the consequences of our foolishness?

The perfect rule of God from His earthly throne upon the Ark was the embodiment of a true anarchical society. Anarchy has changed in its definition to be regarded as inciting chaos when, in fact, if individuals inherently respect the rights of others, society comes as close to utopian as possible. In this we pay attention to Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” The rule of God is a rule of the heart and requires the internal acceptance of God’s precepts, giving rise to good judgment when dealing with other individuals.   Christ put it plainly, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” Matthew 7:12 NIV, which we universally call the Golden Rule.

God placed himself on the throne in the beginning and for all time. It was in consideration of this holy sovereignty that our founding fathers drew up the documents by which this nation was conceived and implemented… the recognition of the spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, within believers that connects man directly to the Father, giving rise to respect others’ rights as equal to their own. Once man had rejected the rule of His true King when they came to the Prophet Samuel asking for a worldly ruler, there was no way to come home again until Christ came to bridge the spiritual gap, to fill the void. At which point, we are said to share with Christ his inheritance as he “…made us kings and priests unto God and his father,” Revelation 1:6 KJV; “and hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:10 KJV

Christ having come to bring the message of God’s kingdom, even then did the Jews expect the establishment of a physical kingdom, urging Jesus to take an earthly crown, “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king…” John 6:15 KJV, he repudiated the concept of becoming a ‘head of state,’ knowing that the kingdom which he had come to establish was one of faith, invisible to all but those who understood with their hearts. Jesus clarified his place in a spiritual kingdom when rebuking the adversary, Luke 4:6-8, “…for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Governance on earth is to glorify God as the only master.

Isaiah, in the first chapter, also brings dominion full circle for God’s people, words which can be applied to this day and age, where he foretells the turning away of the faithful. Once the “dross” is purged, God instructed… “And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city,” Isaiah 1:26 KJV. This very concept stands behind the Declaration of Independence, where unalienable rights are affirmed to be God-given and we are all endowed as sovereigns under God’s authority.

This domain would be utopia, the anarchy that despises the elevation of one man above another in governance, reserving that exalted reign for God alone… God who is delivered to us through the resurrection of His Son, Christ Jesus, who is the incarnation of Justice delivered by Love… God’s love for his wayward creation, Man.

A. Dru Kristenev

changingwind@earthlink.net
ChangingWind Ministry

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