I don’t know if many fully took note of the words of Reverend Graham during the invocation ceremony for President Donald Trump. This man is by the way the son of Billy Graham. A man for whom I personally owe a great debt of gratitude. Apples don’t fall far from the trees. As was the case with his dad. Billy’s son is now being given the honor of participating in this prestigious presidential ceremony. For most people the threat of rain during the ceremony hung over them as would a dark cloud. Whining and complaining about the prospect of getting caught in the rain and the implications thereof on the days festivities. Was at the forefront of most peoples thinking I am sure. As Rev. Graham came to the podium he said… You know rain is a sign of Gods blessing…and it started to rain when you came to the podium. He was speaking to President Trump.
For months I had been telling people that I felt Trump was Gods man for this point in time. Notice please that I didn’t say he was a man of God. I said he was Gods man.I believe that in answer to the prayers of many Christians. This mans skillset in business… as well as his negotiating skill. Was given to us as a people to help our nation right itself. And by the way I will spend no time on those who are foolishly protesting and whining. For the more I do the more I realize how true are the words of the gospel. A point that will be addressed later in this blog. Reverend Graham as is the case with many seasoned men of God. Has ingrained within the very fibers of his being. The ability to see and know that God is with us in all things. And he knew as he sat there when the rain started to fall on president Trump that this was a sign from the Lord.
As for the rest of you who think this is allot of hogwash. The Gospel of Mark chapter 8 verse 18. Jesus is speaking…Having eyes you do not see. And having ears you do not hear…And now lets listen in our hearts to what Paul’s prayer for the church says in the Book of Ephesians chapter 1 verses 17 and 18….That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. And that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened . That you may know what is the hope of his calling… Now if Paul is praying that your eyes may be opened or enlightened as it were. This infers that they were or are closed to seeing God at work. Most people are in the dark spiritually speaking. This I know. For when I speak to them about Christ.And I relate to them why I feel the way I do about certain things based on the scripture’s. I see the eyes roll in there heads. As they look at me with a blank disinterested stare. I know the call of God is not on them. And unfortunately many of them are church goers that don’t want to talk about Christ in public. Matthew chapter 10 starting in verse 32.
This is for all of you who think that its ok to keep your little god in a box. And that your religion is a private affair for you and you only. Those of you who say you know Him but never speak a word about him. Your god is named… silence…not Jesus Christ. Jesus is speaking….Whoever will confess me before men, him also will I confess before my Father which is in heaven. But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father in heaven. Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth. I did not come to send peace but a sword. I recommend that you finish this chapter on your own. And so now you say Mr. Pundit…I have not denied anyone. But there is more to denial than meets the eye. God is calling you to join the fight. If all you can do while your brother is speaking Gods word to the unsaved is roll your eyes and zip your lips. You are exactly who Christ is speaking to in these passages we just read. You are ashamed! For these very same people I see bragging and showing pictures of their children and grandchildren. But when it comes to Jesus…nothing!
The book of Romans chapter 1 beginning in verse 18. We now read about how God looks upon what he has given to man to see…as being more than enough for him to believe… For Gods holy wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and the unrighteousness of mankind. Who in their own wickedness repress and revile the truth. And make it inoperative. For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness. Because God himself has shown it to them. For ever since the creation of the world. His invisible nature and attributes, that is, his eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernable in and through those things which have been made. So that men are without excuse and are altogether without any defense or justification. Because when they knew and recognized Him as God. They did not honor or glorify Him as God. Nor did they give Him thanks.
But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking. With vain imaginations, foolish thinking and stupid speculations. And their senseless minds were darkened. claiming to be wise they became fools. Professing to be smart they became simpletons…And so there you have it.The God of heaven and earth saying that his creation is reason enough as proof of his existence. And that he put within man the ability to see and glorify Him… but most refused. They chose rather the stupidity of mans thinking. and proclaimed themselves as being wise. And so I ask you again. Do you see God?…To be continued