The Conference Board reported last week its consumer confidence index skyrocketed to 125.6 in March, up from 116.1 in February. Fake News economists were expecting a decline to 114.1.
Ever since the election last November, consumer and business confidence levels have continued to defy ‘experts’ by climbing higher and higher each month.
Well, that tells you a lot about these so called ‘experts’, and even more about people…
What can I say?
It’s FANTASTIC news!
Not just the fact that confidence levels are climbing – but the fact that I think for the first time in a long time we can safely say that…
…PEOPLE ARE IGNORING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
Think about it – the MSM is bombarding us day in and day out with news of how ‘racist’ and ‘chauvinist’ and ‘illegitimate’ and ‘incompetent’ Trump is. How the GOP is in ‘complete disarray’. How Trump will have to decide if he wants to ‘resign, be impeached or get assassinated’, as NTY’s David Brooks so clearly put it after Trump’s victory.
And yet, people’s confidence in the Trump Administration and in their future is increasing. How refreshing!
The MSM is becoming less and less relevant. So much so that they cannot even influence the direction of a metric, such as the confidence index, in spite of the massive amount of effort they’re putting in destroying Trump!
This is great news, my friend. People are waking up. The MSM cannot control people’s minds and thoughts any more. It’s a great sign.
So what do we, the ones who have ‘converted’ to conservatism, need to do?
We need to continue PREACHING.
We have a strong enemy before us – the deep state. They own
They’re POWERFUL. They’re LOADED with money. And they’re DETERMINED to hold on to their PRIVILEGES at OUR expense.
The rest of us, middle and lower class mortals of every race and religion, need to UNITE and DEFEAT the deep state. We have a President who’s literally putting HIS LIFE ON THE LINE every single day so that WE can have a better life.
Trump’s life was marvelous before he ran for president. Ours was terrible – and we didn’t have any hope of keeping our freedoms, our religions or our money. The president is a man who selflessly gave up his life of semi-privacy JUST to make sure he did something GOOD for us, the ‘deplorables’. Let’s make sure we thank him for that. Let’s make sure we thank GOD for the opportunity. But let’s also make sure we continue preaching and teaching.
The only reason I went from liberal 15 years ago to conservative today is people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity – they’re the preachers who convinced me the real enemy is big government… the deep state.
And as we preach conservatism, let’s not forget who is in control: GOD. Let’s not forget that the only reason we even have a free country is because God has ordained it.
God is sovereign – He chose Trump and He allowed Obama. Nothing happens without God ordaining it.
If you’re a Christian you know that God is sovereign. You know that nothing is a surprise to God. This is a difficult concept to digest because some people wonder if God is Sovereign, how can there be evil? Is God not as merciful as the Bible says or is He not as sovereign that He can’t stop evil?
Before I answer the questions above, let me say this: God is SOVEREIGN and GOD IS JUST.
As far as God being merciful, let me explain this principle: if God were to impart justice on all of us, we’d all go to hell, because we’ve all sinned. And don’t tell me you’ve never sinned – you may not have stolen anything or killed anyone, but if you’ve ever lied or even had sinful THOUGHTS, then, my dear friend, YOU’VE SINNED.
But thanks to His GRACE, He has decided to show us mercy by saving some of us - those of us who BELIEVE in Jesus Christ. God is just always.
OK, so if God is merciful and bad things still do happen to us, believers, is he not fully sovereign, then?
The answer is: God is sovereign too.
He ALLOWS for bad things to happen for a PURPOSE. We may not know what that purpose is, but we are really in no position to challenge Him simply because God is God. You don’t challenge God. He gave you life and He can take it away if so He wishes. He gave his only begotten son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God LOVES you – but you have to TRUST Him.
God allowed Obama, the Clintons, Pelosi and all the rest of the globalists to make our lives miserable… at least for a while. Why? I don’t know but I can tell you this: Obama and Pelosi brought me a lot closer to God than Trump did. In fact, Trump has had no impact on my relationship with God whatsoever. But thanks to Obama and Hillary I PRAYED MORE during election night 2016 than in any other election before.
Evil people or difficult situations tend to have that effect – in search for answers, you draw closer to God. So be grateful for those nasty people and situations in your life.
So preach, my friend. Preach about the goodness of conservatism. Preach about the opportunity – perhaps the last one – we have now with Trump in the White House. And preach about God – the Creator of the Universe! Pray that He gives us another chance to be more holy…
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
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