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“Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.” Exodus 1:8

Joseph had had an amazing life, which is not to say that it was without tremendous trials and heartaches. In many ways, Joseph is a “type” (someone or something pre-figuring something or someone else) of Christ, and certainly when the Bible says of Christ in Hebrews 2:18 “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour (help) them that are tempted” and again in Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” we can see the life of Joseph pictured. Jesus can understand our heartaches as He experienced them, and we can say the same about Joseph. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and later falsely accused by his lustful boss’ wife and thrown into prison, but by the wonderful grace of God and through his own integrity, he rose to be the number one man in Egypt behind the Pharaoh. And then, God used him to save and secure Israel when the big famine hit.

But even great men have a limited time on earth, and following Joseph’s death his influence was no longer felt under a new administration, and the children of Israel suffered cruel bondage in a foreign nation, and I do mean cruel! Cruel to the point that their male babies were being killed. It would take God to miraculously deliver His people, and He did so, using Moses as His instrument. Moses had dialogue with Pharaoh, debated and mediated with him in a convergence of the political and the religious, but in the end there was nothing to do but “get out of Dodge” under the mighty hand of God, which they did.

Sometimes, and maybe more often than we like to think, there must be that convergence of the political and the religious. If the Israelites had been able to vote, they would have voted for a leader who was more inclined to treat them with fairness, but that option was not there for them. It is for us! President Trump has a history as a hard driving, bottom-line businessman. He has had multiple marriages (not exactly a shock in today’s world) and according to some, multiple affairs. He’s been guilty of talking dirty, and in doing so, demeaning women. He’s not the first President to be guilty of sin, and some of those who have sinfully paved the way have gone down as our best Presidents. President Trump is not the first, but if we don’t save our country he might be the last! The Liberals in our country have become horrifying Liabilities. They’ve gone from marginal to Marxists, advocating a socialistic system that is the antithesis of the free nation that our Founders established for us and bequeathed to us. No country in history has maintained at once freedom and prosperity under socialism. Unlimited killing of babies through late term abortions, unlimited taxation and redistribution of wealth, elimination of our great law enforcement agencies, confiscation of our weapons, and removing our Second Amendment guarantees is what these Lefties envision as a brave New World. The only trade deals they will accomplish will be with the drug dealers, who will then be free to cross our borders with their poison, killing our young and “zombing” our inner cities. Our new Pharaohs will not acknowledge, let alone enforce, America’s borders. It’s time to vote, and it’s time to face down Pharaoh! Moses either murdered or manslaughtered an Egyptian, but he turned out to be one the greatest leaders in human history. He believed he was God’s servant, and he was 100% correct. Could there be a type there?

“Now there has risen up a new Squad in America who know not James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, or George Washington. But they do know Lenin, Marx, and Castro.” (Mitchell 3:16) Like our Israelite forefathers, our cries need to go up to God, and our minds and feet need to go up to the polls in November!

Love and Prayers to you all,

Pastor

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