“a time to speak” [Ecclesiastes 3:7]
After the election results, compromising preachers and church leaders are gracing this illegal president Obama with praise, saying he is “smart” and a “wonderful orator.” That is absurd. Besides Obama being an illegal president, Obama is advocating infanticide. I ask you, would you also say Hitler was smart and a wonderful orator? How about Satan, is he “smart” and a “wonderful orator?” Will your silence buy you your share in the punishment of the sins of Babylon to come? Hmnn, let’s ask these witnesses below:
They are twisting two scriptures [1 Timothy 2] and [Romans 13] to coerce themselves and others into “quietism,” shutting up and not speaking up about the crimes Obama is perpetrating on America (infanticide, idolatry [Obama-worship], homosexual marriage, coveting thy neighbor’s goods (spreading the wealth), racial division, and the biggest one being lying and deception to the point of treason, Obama does not even meet the presidential requirement of being a natural born US citizen ( which pretty much makes our constitution and laws null and void, thereby making any pleas to obey this criminal null and void). They were even emailing letters expressing extreme disappointment with the election results in one breath and then telling us to pray for Obama for blessings, wisdom, discernment, and safety in the other – with no mention of repentance. Absurdity masked in cowardice rolled in lies: QUIETISM.
I WANT TO SAY TO THOSE PREACHERS, WHY DON’T YOU SEND YOUR LAME LETTERS TO THIS LITTLE GIRL? TELL HER YOU’RE STANDING ON ROMANS 13. BETTER YET, TELL GOD. BUT I MUST WARN YOU: IT WILL NOT FLY WITH GOD AND IT WILL NOT BE WELL WITH YOUR SOUL. For you should know there will be no blessings, wisdom, discernment, or safety without REPENTANCE.
There is only ONE scriptural prayer for Obama: R-E-P-E-N-T !
“The people gave him a great ovation, shouting, ‘It is the voice of a god, not of a man!’ Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people’s worship instead of giving the glory to God. So he was consumed with worms and died.” [Acts 12:22-23]
Did you know that Hitler also twisted Romans 13 to get Christians to comply with EViL?
Here’s how they spin it:
#1 They quote only the first 2 verses of 1 Timothy 2, and completely leave out verses 3 through 7, thus making it appear we are to pray for blessings and wisdom and discernment for our leaders: BIG MISTAKE because versus 4 through 7 are the very QUALIFIERS FOR verse 1 and 2; they explain just WHAT it is that we ought to be praying for these leaders FOR:
salvation through repentance (not blessings, wisdom, and safety, but for salvation – which ultimately MEANS REPENTANCE). Now read 1 Timothy 2:1-7 in CONTEXT.
#2 They quote [Romans 13] and misapply it to make it sound like we are to obey authorities at all costs, regardless, and one preacher even went as far as saying if we do not then that is the “spirit of rebellion,” [of Satan]. He further added “if we obey man’s laws then we will be able to keep God’s laws.” Hugh? It’s the other way around bro. But regardless, the fact is that United States Constitution IS the Supreme Law of the Land here in America, not Obama who is breaking the supreme law of the land and the others who are urging us to break the laws of the Constitution as well.
Then he had the audacity to compare King David as an example of submitting to authority? Hear, hear! David submitted to King Saul, because Saul was anointed by God through Samuel the prophet. Obama was not anointed by God, and he is NOT our KING. A president is not a king either. But worse, Obama isn’t even qualified to be president because he is not a natural born US citizen so this scripture doesn’t even apply to him even if you wanted it to. Please don’t insult integrity itself by trying to make that comparison. Remember when Absalom rose up against David and declared himself king? David did not submit to Absalom, no, he fought to keep his leadership because Absalom was NOT anointed by God and tried to take the kingship by force. BIG MISTAKE: we are NEVER to disobey God’s commandments even IF the authorities and laws tell us to do so or even if we shall be jailed or killed.
There’s a much more applicable scripture in the Word of God:
A Time for Everything
7 “a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,”
And pastors, I’m here to tell ya it’s time to speak!
But don’t take my word for it, let’s ask these witnesses:
1. Jesus Christ was arrested and murdered by the authorities for not following their law which happened to be in conflict with God’s Law.
2. When the authorities told Peter and the apostles to stop preaching about Jesus and accusing them publicly for crucifying Jesus, the authorities arrested them and told them not to do it anymore. Peter refused and said “we must obey God rather than human authorities.” And in the end Peter was crucified by Roman authorities. So does that mean Peter had the “spirit of rebellion?” No!
3. Paul, and Stephen were both martyred for refusing to stop preaching about Jesus AND against sin. Ironically, the same Paul you misquote from his letter to the Romans in chapter 13. In fact Foxes Book of Martyrs, and all the martyrs who were set on fire, thrown into the pit with lions, etc., because they refused to stop preaching repentance against sin, as well as basically any martyr that’s ever lived, who chose rather to disobey the authorities rather than God, did they have the “spirit of rebellion too?” What about the Christians who broke the law and went underground hiding and refusing to flatter Nero’s vanity or worship him as God – did they also have the spirit of rebellion? No!
4. Did Jesus have the spirit of rebellion when he overturned the tables at the temple and even physically prevented anyone from carrying in anymore merchandise? No!
5. John the Baptist saw fit to speak out against King Herod’s adultery AND other sins, he got imprisoned and eventually his head chopped off – did he have the spirit of rebellion? No!
6. Corrie Ten Boom disobeyed Hitler and the Nazi authorities and broke the law by hiding and saving Jews from certain death – did SHE ALSO HAVE THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION? No! [I bet those Jews were glad they knocked on Corrie Ten Boom’s door instead of YOUR CHURCH because YOUR CHURCH would say “sorry, I can’t help you because Romans 13 says we must obey the authorities at all costs.”] And would you also instruct the German Christians of that day to pray for Hitler’s safety, wisdom, and discernment back then too? There are 6 million Jews and countless others who would beg to differ with you on that. Are you going to march over to Iran and tell the Persian Christians there to pray for blessings, wisdom, and safety for president armadinnerjacket too? No!
7. What about the underground railroad who broke the law to save the black slaves from certain death – did they have the spirit of rebellion too? No!
8. How about the martyrs in China and around the world who as we speak are rotting in prison camps – are they there because they have the spirit of rebellion? No! The Chinese government says they do. And by your logic you say so too.
But guess what? God doesn’t say that. God says we are to pray for salvation through repentance for anyone including our leaders; and we are to obey authority and laws but that is AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT CONFLICT WITH GOD’S LAWS. And Jesus said to speak out and not to fear being called names, not to fear man, but to fear God instead.
MATTHEW 10:26-28: “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. 27 What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!
28 “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Look, no one is advocating violence of any kind, but to not simply speak up about asking and warning Obama to repent while he is perpetrating a fraud in the name of Christ? Well, I ask you, then what separates us from the world, if we don’t have the courage to even SPEAK up? when it is perfectly LEGAL and right to do so? Remember, America is a Constitutional Republic, we don’t have a king or an emperor like in Jesus’ day. (Not yet anyway.) Therefore, Jesus saying “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s” doesn’t apply.
I ask you how can you ask us to pray for safety, wisdom and discernment for Obama, without first asking us to pray for his repentance and salvation? Are not wisdom and discernment gifts of the Holy Spirit? Is not that putting the cart before the horse? It is simply not biblical or scriptural for you to ask us to go before a holy God and pray for THAT; you ought to know there will be no safety, wisdom or discernment without REPENTANCE and SALVATION. There isn’t even forgiveness without repentance.
I say you are asking for approval of man rather than God and out of fear of being called a “racist” for saying anything negative about Obama, let alone doing your job and calling him out to REPENT. That just screams COWARDICE which is a far greater sin according to Jesus, and punishable by eternal fire, whether you’re a preacher or not, God’s law applies to YOU too. Have you forgot the saying from your childhood “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?” Or the fact that speaking out against Obama has nothing to do with racism in the first place?
And what will you tell Obama and the authorities when they interrupt your church service or event because you condemn homosexuality from the pulpit or refuse to perform a homosexual marriage ceremony and they accuse you of a hate crime? [CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO ON HATE CRIME BILL–SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS] Will you obey man over God?
No, it is you who need the prayers and you need to be asking us to pray for you, for courage, wisdom, discernment, and safety.
You better listen up preachers because this IS coming and it’s coming sooner than you think and you are fostering the very atmosphere in which it can come to fruition. We are now going to see the real believers from the false teachers for sure. It’s not going to go away by your “quietism” and praising Obama, which by the way your praise of him IS a LIE. How are you going to have the courage in the future when faced with jail time, when you will not even stand for what you believe in now when it is perfectly LEGAL and peaceful to do so? You preach about the end times and tribulation, and you cannot even see we are in fact on the edge of tribulation itself. The threat of danger is staring us in right in the face in the person of Barack Obama who arrived with a phony birth certificate and doctored security clearance paperwork and who’s heading towards the White House without even being so much as questioned because of your abject, paralyzing fear of being called a name like “racist?” Don’t you know that YOUR silence is fostering that very scenario and spectacle playing out today? Your very silence CONDONES it. Let’s face it, after all, you say it behind America’s back and in your own mind. If you’re that scared, then PRAY FOR COURAGE TO STAND ALONE. “Ye have not because ye ask not.”
And we have yet to discuss the horrific and devastating implications of what this means for Israel, the Apple of God’s Eye and the judgment that will come from not standing with her.
We as Christians speak out loudly against obvious sins like homosexuality and drunkenness, and strangely silent about adultery; but did you know that cowardice will prevent us from entering the gates of heaven and provide us a one-way ticket to the lake of eternal fire? But again, you don’t have to take my word for it, let us simply ask the most important witness: the Faithful and True Jesus Christ who said:
Revelation 21:8 (Amplified Bible)
“But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)–[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.“
Look, it’s real simple: the man who fears God, doesn’t fear man. And the man who fears MAN, doesn’t fear GOD.
i pray you would repent of your cowardice and stop parading it on national television and radio and in the pulpit ~
…but until you do there will be other simple folks like me who God will call on to call you out on this and bring it to the light. It isn’t our job as a profession, yet it is a duty as a believer that we must perform and a calling we cannot ignore.
Too bad many preachers are tied to the financial blackmail of “tax-exempt status,” which in many cases is an unholy alliance if there every was one; and one that can keep a preacher crippled and prevent them from performing their job, WHICH IS TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FLOCK, [remember it’s God’s flock, not “yours”] FEED THEM AND HELP GET THEM PREPARED, even when it is not politically correct to do so. Jesus said if your right hand causes you to sin cut if off…”And I say if your 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status causes you to sin – tear it UP. It is better to be without a 501(c) than to go into hell with one, IF having one means you cannot honor the higher calling of your duties…and if that is so, means you are serving money rather than God. That is not true for all preachers and there are some wonderful preachers out there, but sadly for many others it IS.
ARE YOU READY TO SUFFER PERSECUTION AT THE HAND OF THE STATE? Remember this: Jesus, the apostles and every martyr of God was condemned FOR BEING AN ENEMY OF THE STATE. True believers are not killed for simply preaching about Jesus and the nice safe things like in the Jesus movies. They were CONDEMNED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST SIN. AND because they would not compromise just to fit in with society when it went against God’s laws.
[Isaiah 14: 12-17] “How you are fallen from heaven,
O shining star, son of the morning!
You have been thrown down to the earth,
you who destroyed the nations of the world.
13 For you said to yourself,
‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
I will preside on the mountain of the gods
far away in the north.
14 I will climb to the highest heavens
and be like the Most High.’
…and just in case you’ve forgotten what is going to be the main cause of the wrath of judgment upon America: INFANTICIDE
An important message from Eduardo Verastegui regarding Obama and Abortion:
i – Dura Realidad: No votes por Obama!
What Obama stands FOR (abortion, homosexual marriage, and accepting worship and adoration as a god) and why the church MUST boldly and steadfastly publicly stand against this. WE MUST NOT GIVE THIS MAN PRAISE, rather we must tell him he must REPENT:
“A light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, “I have to vote for Barack.” -Barack Husein Obama, Lebanon, New Hampshire, January 2008
Obama is not a natural US born citizen and he held dual citizenship at the time of his birth in Kenya, therefore got this election through trickery and coercion. He is not my president, only in name.
Obama used the name of Jesus Christ in vain to try to get the Christians to vote for him and he used a photo op at the Holy Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to get the Jewish vote. For 20 years he attended a “church” where the pastor cursed and used God’s name in vain from the pulpit, to get the black vote. In my opinion, he might as well of used the “F” word in the “sanctuary,” which I’m sure he has anyway, just never got on tape. And it is very clear about how he and Obama feel about Israel and the Jews.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! RUN FROM CHURCHES THAT PREACH DIVISION BETWEEN RACES AND CULTURES! RUN! RUN FROM CHURCHES WHERE THERE’S NO REPENTANCE FROM SIN! THERE’S NO MENTION OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS – RUN! IT’S UNCLEAN – RUN! RUN FROM CHURCHES WHERE YOU’RE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR SIN! RUN FROM PULPITS THAT ARE FILLED WITH POLITICAL MEN USING THE PULPIT TO FULFILL POLITICAL AGENDA – RUN! TURN IT OFF, GET AWAY FROM IT. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
On the first Sunday following the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Carter Conlon delivered this soul-stirring message at Times Square Church in Manhattan. The sermon was titled, Run For Your Life and it is certainly worth the effort to listen to it in its entirety.
Certain Christian leaders are asking for us to pray for Obama, citing the scripture that urged praying for blessings, safety and wisdom for our leaders. Besides the fact that wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit which Obama openly admits he himself doesn’t possess; if I am to follow your logic, then am I to assume you’d also instruct the German Christians back in Hitler’s day to pray for “blessings, wisdom and safety” of Adolf Hitler? For us to pray for the antichcrist as well?
Brothers and sisters, it’s time to check yourselves on that one.
I don’t recall Jesus calling for prayer for wisdom, safety, and discernment for Caesar, Herod, or even Judas for that matter. Peter did not pray for safety for Ananias and Saphira who came to him with a lie on their lips; and the early Christians did not pray for Nero’s safety and wisdom. In fact, Jesus said He only prays for the ones that the Father has given him, those who’s names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life. AND I DON’T RECALL JOHN THE BAPTIST PRAYING FOR HEROD: NO, QUITE THE CONTRARY, HE SAT OUTSIDE HEROD’S GATES AND DECLARED TO HIM AND THE WORLD THAT HEROD WAS IN VIOLATION OF GOD’S LAW AGAINST ADULTERY AND OTHER SINS AGAINST GOD AND URGED HIM TO REPENT.
AND HE GOT HIS HEAD CHOPPED OFF FOR IT.
Jesus said John the Baptist was the greatest man that ever lived.
But they did ask everyone they met up with to REPENT.
SEVEN THINGS GOD HATES,
Proverbs 6:16-19 (Amplified Bible)
16These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him:
17A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
19A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.
A PROUD LOOK…
Now we have a man Obama that supports infanticide, homosexual marriage, Islam (praying to the moon god, which YWH forbids), racially divided churches, and splitting the land of Israel: all of which is far greater sin than Herod marrying his brother’s wife. This man Obama is not only worshiped as deity, but accepts and enjoys the adoration and worship; adoration and worship which belongs only to God. He promised to enact the HATE CRIMES BILL [CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO ABOUT THE HATE CRIMES BILL] which will pretty much make it illegal for Christians to speak the full Word of God in regards to homosexuality, Islam, and other sins God forbids. And you’re asking me to pray for safety, wisdom, and discernment for someone who is actively engaging in and promoting the very things GOD HATES?
PRIDE IS FITTING FOR LIONS & FELINES – BUT NOT FOR HUMAN BEINGS!
I hope Christian people will read more of their bible instead of hide behind the twisting of two scriptures that were never intended to lull Christians to remain quiet in the face of sin and wrongdoing. Especially when truth and the very name of YWH and our Lord Jesus Christ is trampled on. Can’t you even stand up for that? Paul also said for women to cover their heads, yet where is your outcry for that? And any Christian that asks me to pray for Obama or Hitler or anyone who accepts worship and adoration as a god, rather than to give YWH God the glory, is asking me to participate in a sin. We will, however, ask Obama to repent and pray for his salvation.
We are a perverse nation with perverse ideals and morals and a very sick society, and we have far surpassed anything of Rome in Jesus’ Day.
We would be better served if Christian people sounded the alarm, rather than calmed Christian’s valid concerns about one of the most evil men to come to power in a long time: Obama.
I will pray Romans 8:19-21 for the Sons of God to be revealed. But I will take back my blessing from Obama and this country and shake the dust from my feet on the way out, as the bible instructs us to do for those who will not accept the gospel.
Remember: if Christians lose their salt, what good are we?
And dear Mike Huckabee, for the record, there will be no “regrouping” of the worldly Republican Party in 4 years. Don’t you get it? There won’t be an opportunity to do a “retake,” the republicans already blew it. God is not our puppet, He asked, we said no as a country, and that is that. Prepare for America’s judgment.
I’d like to urge Christians to stand against sin, not sit and beg unbelievers like Bill Maher to come to the truth about God. It is beneath any child of the King to do so. The fields are ripe and we have much more important harvest work to do than waste our time pruning a bad tree that refuses to give forth fruit. We are not responsible for them to heed the warning, we are only responsible to deliver the message!
What other world leader accepts and thrives on the type of adoration and worship being bestowed upon Obama? That is worship and adoration that belongs only to God, not Obama.
I even remember Obama’s pastor being introduced as “the Lion of the tribe of Judah” on national TV. Yet, it is so sad you did not speak up about that. In fact, I am not aware of any “church leaders” that did either. And now you’re asking us to pray for safety and wisdom for a monster who enjoys being called the Messiah?
I don’t think so.
Hell is such a horrible place I would not want to see Obama in hell, nor anyone else for that matter. Jesus tells us hell is eternal damnation in hell’s fire and forever and ever. If you were really praying for Obama it would heartfelt prayers of anguish and passion that he would repent of his lying, deception, and infanticide. That he would come clean with the American people and step down from the office of presidency of which he is not qualified (not born on American soil). So far we have not seen any “men of God” to pray such publicly, and none have surfaced that I am aware of. Are there not any men of God willing to truly pray for Obama’s soul? Are there not any men of God who will stand up and acknowledge publicly that if our president advocates infanticide they are bringing shame and judgment on our country? Are there no men of God who will stand up and call Obama out on his lying about his qualifications for the presidency? Remember, we do not have a Caesar nor is America an empire. We are one nation under God, run for the people by the people. We pledge allegiance to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which includes the very laws God has ordained for government in Romans 13. Having a usurper as president IS NOT COVERED IN THOSE LAWS.
This isn’t partisan. You know, I used to pray for wisdom, safety, and blessings for president Bush. I thought he was a Christian. But after I found out about his attending Bohemian Grove and his unrepentant involvement with the luciferian Skull & Bones, now my prayers are for his repentance and for the LORD God to save his soul. Same applies here to Obama. It’s not that we shouldn’t pray for Obama, it’s what we should be praying FOR that is in dispute. And our deafening silence in the face of his crimes against babies and America.
“A light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, “I have to vote for Barack.” -Barack Husein Obama, Lebanon, New Hampshire, January 2008
1. a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
2. an appearance or manifestation, esp. of a deity.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, even when that means to declare the truth, even at the risk of jail or even being ridiculed. I’d take eternity in heaven for remaining faithful, over jail or hell any day.
God is not mocked. And each one of us will stand before Him and give an account of everything we did and said in this short life, even for what we did not do.
Our time would be better spent to do the things Jesus asked us to do: heal the sick by laying on of hands, feed the poor [widows, orphans, and those who truly cannot work like disabled folks], clothe the naked, cast out demons, spread the gospel, pray for Jerusalem, and love our brothers and sisters in the faith including the Jewish people. That is where our prayers should rest. Not on some egomaniac, narcissist and power-hungry antichrist Obama. Yes, we are told to pray for our enemies [in a neighborly sense], but that doesn’t include praying for wisdom and discernment for Obama or Hitler or any other “instead-of-Messiah” who comes on the scene. And as we learn from Peter, as mentioned above, it doesn’t include bold-faced liars either.
Christian Leaders, you’d be better off asking us to pray WE have the strength, faith, wisdom, discernment, and courage to stand against all Obama and his regime are going to slam down our throats during his “reign.” And if you don’t think that reign could be as the son of perdition, because you seem to think he’s going to “come from Rome,” think again. REMEMBER: THE ROMAN EMPIRE HAD 2 LEGS, EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST, and the Middle Eastern leg outlasted the European leg BY 1,000 YEARS. Rather pray and encourage us that we are able to stand firm, remain faithful to Jesus and his commandments in these times. And yes, even if it means being jailed for speaking up for Jesus. Something American Christians know nothing about, but will VERY SOON.
Don’t you get it? God has left the building as far as America is concerned. It’s on. And you had better be prepared to give your life in resistance to what our new administration is asking us to do and/or worshiping Obama as messiah.
So my recommendation to you teachers, pastors and Church leaders is to do your job! Stand up with courage, remain faithful to God’s Word and lead His flocks! Prepare them, get them ready to give their very lives for the gospel and the commandments of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and stop instructing us to close our eyes to what lies before us! We as believers NEED TO BE PREPARED. Financially, socially, and spiritually.
Because this man Obama does NOT have good intentions for America, nor Christians, Jews, nor Israel. Period, end of story.
And you might ask, “Who in the world are YOU to rebuke us? A nobody, and a woman of all things!?” Well, perhaps, but just consider me part of the Safety Committee, and consider yourself forewarned.
…but some are speaking out
Pro-Lifer (Rev. Walter Hoye) is Jailed for Practicing His Constitutional Rights on a Public Sidewalk
Tony Perkins Asks Barack Obama: When Does Life Begin?
Jill Stanek speaks out against Obama’s Born Alive Act [folks, that’s killing babies AFTER they were born wich is INFANTiCiDE]
Paul Washer speaks out against COWARDICE in the pulpit
Pastor James D. Manning [coming soon]
Rev. Don Hamer, Christian Anti-Defamation Commission
Perry Stone: “God showed me that it’s a trick of the enemy to divide each other by race; white people don’t let the devil turn you against black people, and black people don’t let the devil turn you against your white brothers & sisters..if you’re looking for some messiah to bring a gold calf back to America…it ain’t gonna happen…”
Perry Stone Program #433
Donkey is Limping, the Elephant is Snoring and They Can’t Get Up
unfortunately, most leaders [especially “church leaders”] are cowards, hiding and ignoring what’s going on for fear of being called names so these were all the documented statements via video we have so far, if you know of any please paste the link in the comments section. thank you…
unloved by people, but loved by God…
wake up, rise up and speak up my brothers and sisters, now let’s get crackin! while it is still daylight!
Ecclesiastes 3 (New International Version)
A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
15 Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.
16 And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17 I thought in my heart,
“God will bring to judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time for every deed.”
a time to speak!