By Michael Tyrrell
I am really going to try to make this an uplifting article, given that it is the “Debby Downer” of all topics, “How To Survive Obamacare.”
It is bizarre how many “predictions” I have made since 2005 that have come to pass…notwithstanding the current “lunatic fringe” and a mandated national health care plan.
With so much change taking place in our nation, our message here at Barton Publishing remains the same…
You CANNOT trust your health and wellbeing to anyone but yourself. Your health care is your business. Click to tweet this.
Here is a newsflash: Obama does NOT care…he doesn’t even know you exist.
And common sense should tell you that if Obamacare were worth a flip, the president would want it for his family and staff instead of opting out of it, right?
The entire Obamacare scheme is just another political agenda that is perpetuated by the age-old need for power, money and control. If you are looking for mud slinging or conspiracy theories, then you won’t find them here.
My purpose is also the same yesterday, today and forever: to equip free-thinking people with vital spirit-based information to stay healthy and live in peace in the midst of the storm.
So dear reader, relax. I will only give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…so help me God!
The first thing we must realize is, “There is nothing new under the sun.” These political ideas have been approached roughly every forty years.
In the 1960s, many of the ideas that are becoming today’s laws were abandoned because the moral fiber of America was intact. WE THE PEOPLE had strong family values and a God-fearing resolve. The government was aware that they worked for us and knew if they pushed too hard the people would push back!
Those of us who are a bit older realize that a lot can happen in a virtually young country in a forty-year span.
- For one, Republicans today are really 1960s Democrats.
- Democrats today are really Socialists.
- You certainly don’t need a political science degree to discern how that can change the landscape of a nation.
I would also like to take this opportunity to slaughter another “sacred cow” of misconception. A “Christian” is a man or woman that claims that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. It DOES NOT mean they became a Republican, as well!!!
The current persecution of Christians is primarily due to this assumption. Albeit a true Christian, by affiliation, would tend to be more conservative by nature, NOT by a party affiliation. In fact, if you take the time to study the “division of church and state,” you will quickly see it was a governmental writ to protect Christians from the same type of governmental tyranny that caused the first settlers to leave jolly ole’ England in search of a new world (AMERICA!)…Where they could worship their God freely!
Dear friend, America the free has been compromised! Our Constitution (our mission statement, or, who we are) the right to bear arms, even our personal rights to legislate our own health care has been jeopardized by a “bourgeois” government bent on absolute control.
For over 200 years, men and woman in our armed forces have shed their own blood here and abroad to protect our precious freedom as American citizens so that you, dear reader, could decide how you and your family would live.
Probably the greatest tragedy of all is that we run the risk of losing our ethnicity and at the same time face the “dummying down” of our culture for fear of being labeled, racist, extremist, antiquated or subversive by merely being… organically American!
History often repeats itself and this mentality has never done anything to advance a nation. Instead, it has always led to its downfall…Roman Empire, Egypt or the former Soviet Union anyone?
Ok, by now some of you are climbing out of your office windows to the narrow ledge…don’t jump! I know I said I would try to make this an uplifting article. Well. I’m getting there!
You see, friends, this isn’t the first time (or the last) that the social climate of a nation has been in question. In fact, if you will go back with me a mere 2000+ years, I believe I can weave some sense into this mess until it becomes a message.
I am going to tell you about the ultimate freedom fighter, a man who grew up under King Herod Antipas in a time of unparalleled social and political upheaval.
The Roman Empire was considered all powerful and handily conquered Israel. Yet, a freedom fighter would emerge with a platform diametrically opposed to the Roman Empire, which thrived on brutality, pride, and control. In fact, this man would become known as the Prince of Peace and with love and humility would eventually turn the region and the world upside down by laying down His own life by the shedding of blood to guarantee eternal freedom to anyone who would call upon His name.
That name, dear friend, is none other than Jesus, the name ABOVE all names! He made a statement that has brought peace to millions for over 2000 years.
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Jesus is the “Alpha” and the “Omega,” the beginning and, the end. There is no power or rule or dominion, nor government that exists outside of His mighty power. In fact, unlike man’s kingdoms or empires, His Kingdom has no end!
And while we are on the topic of health care consider this…no man can rival the healing power of the Creator that created man. Likewise, no finite government of man can contend with the infinite government of God.
Is God a Republican or a Democrat? He is neither. He IS HIS OWN GOVERNMENT. Click to tweet this.
He is the King of that eternal Kingdom! And here is a revelation a Christian has dual-citizenship!
“But we are citizens of Heaven, where the Lord Jesus lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything back under His control” Philippians 3:20-21
We are born into this world and receive a birth certificate, which proves live birth. We are then earthly citizens of our respective country, but when we become Christian believers we receive a citizenship to an eternal Kingdom that exists above the drop ceiling of this earth. The health benefits (not to mention eternal life!) of this citizenship alone are staggering.
“Some people brought to Him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.’ But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, ‘That’s blasphemy! Does He think He’s God?’ Jesus knew what they were thinking, so He asked them, ‘Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? So I will PROVE to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.’ Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, ‘Stand up, pick up your mat and go home!’ And the man jumped up and went home!” Matthew 9:2-7
“That evening many demon possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and He healed all the sick.” Matthew 8:16
Now that’s what I call health care! The sick didn’t pay a premium and the Great Physician absorbed the cost…He PAID the ultimate price for your health benefits and guaranteed your life eternally.
But, there is a catch. This health care demands prequalification…you have to trust your life to Him. That’s right, you must give him your life first and then your eternal health and life policy begins and can never be revoked or denied do to preexisting conditions or age!
So, friend, think about it long and hard. Whose side are you on? Government insurance or irrevocable divine assurance? The choice is yours.
Obamacare? Obama doesn’t care for you. There is only one way to be spiritually victorious in the midst of man’s corruption…put your trust in Jesus.
“Cast ALL of your cares upon Him for HE CARES for YOU…” 1 Peter 5:7
Be at peace. The best is yet to come!
Until next month,
Michael S. Tyrrell
P.S. Here is a little “insider” information. One way of legally “opting out” of Obamacare without compromising your Christian convictions is by enrolling with Samaritan Ministries International, a non-insurance based co-op that takes better care of you that ANY insurance company ever could and received a full government exemption from Obamacare…for more info go to: www.samaritanministries.org
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