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How Do You Bring Spiritual Deliverance to a Nation?

ob-ses’sion [ŏb-sěsh-ŭn), n.  1. Act of an evil spirit in besetting a person, or impelling him to action, from without; the fact of being so beset or impelled.  Cf. POSSESSION.  2. Persistent and inescapable preoccupation with an idea or emotion; also, the emotion or idea.

Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary 1959

Perhaps even I should become an investigative reporter just like so many other “experts” advising today’s mass media in New York and Washington, D.C. In my clever sleuthing, I discovered in Webster’s dictionary exactly what is going on in our current political bloodbath, the true causes behind the Russian investigation, the outrageous hearings over recent Supreme Court nominations, Joe Biden’s dealings with the helpless Ukraine, and an endless litany of other social disruptions. Clearly, Webster’s easily understood definition of the nature and meaning of the word “obsession” explains a great deal. The Democratic Party seems compelled by spiritual forces to fixate without relief on Donald Trump. Obsessions are trumping the political process (no pun intended). The evidence over the last two years proves it. I could rest my case, but that would let all other parties off the hook. President Trump seems to know exactly what to say and do to ignite their obsessions.

Mr. Webster was an impeccable father of the modern English language and the “gold standard” for the accurate meaning of all English words. No truly educated person would dare deny this (unless obsessed themselves). He was a highly respected theologian generally reformed by theological standards, and there are zero reports from anyone that he was a “hair-on-fire, tongue-talking, Pentecostal demon chaser.” Please, let’s remember how above reproach Daniel was in every element of his logic-driven spiritual and intellectual life. Webster’s use of the words, “inescapable preoccupation,” lays a solid foundation to the description of the current core of the Democratic leadership in Congress’ actions for the last two years. Where are the “ghostbusters” when their nation needs them? I am not saying that all Democrats or the party itself is demonic; I am saying their obsessions with President Trump clearly go far beyond mere political convictions.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

—Ephesians 6:12

There is a serious conflict between my educated brain, my “spiritual” brain, and my role as a serious, life-long student of the geopolitical world. Clearly, the political left has become totally obsessed with the President. Joking aside, it is a clinical case of psychological imbalance on every level. It has never been seen on this depth in the history of American politics, Andrew Jackson, included. Beyond this reality, it has come to such spiritual levels to declare that millions of Americans need to be protected on both sides of the political process lest the masses of our body politic are spiritually caught up in this obsessive spiritual war as collateral victims. I am not exaggerating. This obsession has become, to use official language, a “clear and present danger” to our nation. Do I believe this obsession goes beyond political power? Absolutely. It is, in fact, a spiritually driven attack on our already ethically challenged nation that raises serious questions for our nation’s future and go far beyond the outcomes of our upcoming 2020 elections.

I am pushing the alarms and yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. Unless some new voices with spiritual power and antidotes begin to emerge, we could as a nation dig ourselves into a ditch so deep that it borders on the impossible of getting ourselves out. Whether friend or foe of this “last, best hope for true democracy,” as some have said, a sick America is a threat to the entire world for multiple reasons. That being the case, let us become very, very careful in what and who we are praying for and for the protection of our own souls lest the politics of our nation require a truly major, deliverance-driven catharsis. And that is…


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