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1 Tim 2:1-4 1 First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. 2 Pray for rulers and for all who have.

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2 1 Tim 2:1-4 1 First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. 2 Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth. Do you pray America?

3 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Destroy Biblical marriage/divorce. Destroy the Biblical role of gov’t. Christians remain silent/retreat 1. Re-education of new generation 2. Make people dependent (welfare) 3. Erode/destroy national sovereignty 4. Destroy currency/ economy Matt 24:25 See, I have told you ahead of time. These steps are already in place, some accomplished

4 Eliphaz the Temanite 17 Behold, blessed is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. 18 For He makes sore, and binds up; He wounds, and His hands make whole. 19 He will deliver you in six troubles; yea, in seven no evil shall touch you. 20 In famine He shall redeem you from death; and in war from the power of the sword. Job 5:17-20

5 The purpose of the Sword Punishment of Evil Doers 4 For he [the Ruler] is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Power of the Sword & Rod The purpose of the Rod Discipline in the Home Prov 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him chastens him early. Prov 23:13 Do not withhold correction from a boy, for if you beat him with the rod, he will not die. 14 You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell.

6 Characteristics of the Sword & Rod Sword –Threaten – Injure –Control– Maim –Inflict Pain– Kill The purpose of the sword is for correction and punishment of the evil doer in the community. Rod –Threaten –Control –Inflict Pain God’s purpose of the rod is for correction in the home. Gen 9: 6 Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood shall be shed by man; for He made man in the image of God.

7 Rom 13:1-4 1 Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. Subjection to gov’t qualified & limited Acts 4:19-20 "Judge for your- selves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. 20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." Acts 5: "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said… 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!

8 Rom 13:1-4 1 Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. Subjection to gov’t qualified & limited 2 Cor 11:32-33 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascus guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

9 Rom 13:3-4 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. Acts 25: Paul answered: "I am now standing before Caesar's court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well. 11 If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!" Acts 16:37 “But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out."

10 Constitutional Limits on Crimes

11 U.S. Constitution Article 1 § 8 clause 6 –To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; U.S. Constitution Article 1 § 8 clause 10 –To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; U.S. Constitution Article 3 § 3 clause 2 –The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption The Constitution of the United States of America grants the Federal Government the power to punish three (3) types of crimes 1.Crimes of Treason 2.Crimes of Piracies 3.Crimes of Counterfeiting Yet there are now over four thousand (4,000) kinds of (unconstitutional) Federal crimes defined by statute. The Constitution of the United States of America grants the Federal Government the power to punish three (3) types of crimes 1.Crimes of Treason 2.Crimes of Piracies 3.Crimes of Counterfeiting Yet there are now over four thousand (4,000) kinds of (unconstitutional) Federal crimes defined by statute. 10 th Amendment to the Constitution The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. prohibits the Federal Government from enacting criminal laws outside the scope of 1.Crimes of Treason 2.Crimes of Piracies 3.Crimes of Counterfeiting without constitutional amendment. 10 th Amendment to the Constitution The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. prohibits the Federal Government from enacting criminal laws outside the scope of 1.Crimes of Treason 2.Crimes of Piracies 3.Crimes of Counterfeiting without constitutional amendment. U. S. Federal Government’s Punishment Power of the Sword

12 “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

13 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness….” “…can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God.” (“Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782) Thomas Jefferson 3 rd pres. of US Principle author of Declaration of Independence

14 God’s hand in the Law of the Land In ancient times, God, in an especial manner, on many occasions appointed the individual who was to govern; and he accordingly governed by a Divine right, as in the case of Moses, Joshua, the Hebrew judges, and several of the Israelite kings. In after times, and to the present day, He does that by a general superintending providence, which He did before by especial designation. In all nations of the earth there is what may be called a constitution – a plan by which a particular country or state is governed; and this constitution is more or less calculated to promote the interests of the community.

15 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…” “That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is, the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government…”

16 The Balance of Individual Freedom Tyranny Anarchy Jer 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

17 The Two-Dimensional (Diamond) Political Paradigm

18 A Free State or Police State Police StateFree State

19 What form of Government? A Republic if you can keep it. “,,, if you can keep it.” Not if the government can keep it or our representatives can keep it, but if you (We the People of these United States) can keep it for ourselves and by ourselves. We the People are personally responsible for maintaining and protecting the Constitution and seeing to its enforcement against all foes, be they foreign or domestic. Ben Franklin 1787 Unlike prior forms of government, the Founding Fathers’ created a Republic form of government that the People themselves correct; without having to abolish that form of government to which they are accustomed. Hence the Founders provided a means within the Constitution whereby We the People could repel enemies be they foreign or domestic, terrorists or tyrants, or usurpers of Constitutional authority. We the People, via the Constitution, have been given both the Power of the Sword and Purse to repel all enemies – foreign or domestic, terrorists or tyrants, or usurpers – by and through the Militia of the Several States, the use and control of lawful money and the redress provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

20 Citizens’ Power of the Sword Militia of the Several States U.S. Constitution Article 1 § 8 clause 15 –To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; U.S. Constitution Article 1 § 8 clause 16 –To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress; Amendment II (2) to the U.S. Constitution –A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

21 2 Cor 11:32-33 In Damascus the governor, under King Aretas had the city guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands. Paul exercised his Rights against Tyrants and Usurpers Acts 16:37 “But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out." In like manner, We the People have the right and responsibility to exercise our rights against Tyrants and Usurpers. Luke 22:36 And Jesus said to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his wallet. And he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. "Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one’s life, one’s goods or one’s physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor’s death... In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life or one’s goods and to make the aggressor powerless.” In like manner, We the People have the right and responsibility to exercise our rights against Tyrants and Usurpers. Luke 22:36 And Jesus said to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his wallet. And he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. "Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one’s life, one’s goods or one’s physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor’s death... In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life or one’s goods and to make the aggressor powerless.”

22 “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and Establish this Constitution For the United States of America.

23 “The American government and the Constitution is the most precious possession which the world holds, or which the future can inherit. This is true—true because the American system of government is the political expression of Christian ideas.” In 1867 the North American Review summed up the Founding Fathers’ accomplishment:

24 Matt 6: "Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' 32 "For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Luke 22:36-37 He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 1 Tim 6:6-7 6 but godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

25 Current and past Presidents have signed several unconstitutional executive orders giving his office sole authority to impose martial law, and suspend habeas corpus. Hence the President has dictatorial Powers over the people with no checks and balances. Executive order #11921 Provide that the President can declare a state of emergency that is not defined, and congress cannot review the action for six months. Executive ORDER # allows the government to take over all modes of transportation. Executive ORDER # the government to seize and control the communication media Executive ORDER # allows the government to take over all electrical Power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

26 EXECUTIVE ORDER # allows the government to take over all food resources and farms. EXECUTIVE ORDER #11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. EXECUTIVE ORDER #11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions. EXECUTIVE ORDER #11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons. EXCUTIVE ORDER # allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned and establish new locations for populations.

27 Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. Ecclesiastes 1:9 That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Supreme Court final decision on “Emergency” Emergency does not create power. Emergency does not increase power or remove or diminish the restrictions upon power granted or reserved. The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency. Its grants of power to the Federal Government and its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency and they are not altered by emergency. Home Building & Loan Assoc. v. Blaisdell 290 U.S. 395, 425 (1934)

28 Gal 4:8 But then, indeed, not knowing God, you served as slaves to those not by nature being gods. Do we pray for America? Or do we serve the almighty Worship Seek worldly fame Josh 24:15 … choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served Beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

29 The End


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