Friday, January 10, 2020

McConnell To Pelosi: Friday Is "D" Day

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"D" stands for "Deliver."

Senate Majority Leader (R-KY) Mitch McConnell is sick and tired of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sitting on her two articles of impeachment against President Trump that she got passed on a partisan vote back in December.

McConnell said yesterday Pelosi has until Friday (today) to deliver the articles to the Senate--or he will move on.

What should we do when the foundations are destroyed?

Be informed. Be prayerful.

McConnell said yesterday from the floor,
"Even as the Democrats have prolonged this game, we have seen Iran escalate tensions with our nation. We live in a dangerous world. So, yes, the House majority can create this temporary cloud over a commander-in-chief if they choose---if they choose---but they do not get to keep the cloud in place forever."

"So look," he said, "there's real business for the American people that the United States needs to complete. If the Speaker continues to refuse to take her own accusations to trial, the Senate will move forward next week with the business of the people."

McConnell says, "We will operate on the assumption that the House Democrats are too embarrassed---too embarrassed---to ever move forward."

He also noted that the President's landmark trade deal with the US, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA) has passed the Senate Finance Committee this week by a landslide vote of 25-3---a major victory for the President and the country---but Pelosi won't move it forward in her House as she should.

By the time you read this, Pelosi may have delivered "her accusations" to the Senate. Or she may not have.

Either way; Consider this:

Speaker Pelosi's gift.

She has pushed through the Democrat-majority House what she calls her "War Powers Resolution." The sole purpose of this action is to limit President Trump---tie his hands---in the defense of America.

It is a gift to Iran.

The President has shown admirable restraint in the face of Iran's outrageous provocations, but he's got to be free to act in our nation's defense. That's the way our Foundering Fathers set up our government.

By all accounts, besides the House Democrats and their careers that are controlled by Pelosi, no one believes that she is sincerely looking out for our country with this latest trick.

It's clear she hates Trump, disrespects the 63 million people who voted for him, and intends to embarrass him---and handcuff him from performing his responsibilities as a duly elected president.

It occurred to me: As wise men traveled to the East, bringing gifts to the Christ Child, a foolish woman of the West has traveled East laying her gift at the feet of the Ayatollah.

When you unwrap Pelosi's gift resolution it reads in part: "Congress hereby directs the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military."

What a foolish, foolish thing to do.

This war is not merely political. It is primarily spiritual.

Keep in mind President Trump and the United States are an affront to Iran's larger agenda---jihad against the West and what the Muslims see as its aggression against Islam.

The Quds Force, formerly led by Soleimani, is the vanguard of this jihad begun by Ayatollah Khomeini, who once said, "We shall export our revolution to the whole world, until the cry 'there is no god but Allah' resounds over the whole world, there shall be struggle."

This is the truth that biblical Christians understand---spiritual warfare. The Left, including the religious left, does not understand it.

This undermines the very foundations of our nation .

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?

The Psalmist David asked this question in Psalm 11:3. We must ask it again, of ourselves, today in 2020.

What can the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?

1. Stand strong.

"Don't flee as a bird to the mountain" (v 1).  Don't remove your self from the culture and the news---accurate news---of the day. Salt and light do not flee from rot and darkness. Salt restrains the rotting process and light dispels darkness.

2. Be informed. 

Yes, the wicked are (v 2) "bending their bow," "making ready their arrow upon the string," And yes, they plan to "shoot at the upright in heart."

Biblical teaching on the sanctity of life, human sexuality, marriage and family are under constant attack by the Left---including the so-called progressive religious Left.

During the Obama administration marriage, family, human sexuality, gender, the sanctity of life and common sense were under assault. Although President Trump has taken an unprecedented stand with evangelical Christians, the secular progressive Left is embedded in our educational institutions and now, even many of our churches.

The United Methodist Church denomination is soon to be the latest causality when they formally vote to split the denomination in their May conference.

Those who are the salt and light are the informed and committed.

3. God is in control (v 4).

"The Lord is in His holy temple." And He sees you and all that's happening around you. Be bold.

4. God will ultimately judge the wickedness (v 5-6).

5. He will bless the righteous (v 7).

Be Informed. Be Not Afraid. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.