DEVIDE AND CONQUER
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
March 3, 2011
“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:24
It is the oldest trick in the book, divide and conquer, and unfortunately, we are falling for it once again.
It breaks my heart to see what has become of this nation.
“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
“NO KING BUT KING JESUS” Either your God will be your King or your king will be your god.
On April 18, 1775 John Adams and John Hancock were at the home of Rev. Jonas Clarke, a Lexington pastor and militia leader. That same night Paul Revere arrived to warn them of the approaching Redcoats. The next morning British Major Pitcairn shouted to an assembled regiment of Minutemen; “Disperse, ye villains, lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England.” The immediate response of Rev. Jonas Clarke or one of his company was:
“We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus.”
“In this crucial hour of our nation’s history it is past time that the true saints of God give total allegiance to the Kingship of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The crisis of the ages demands that we renew the historic battle-cry of our Christian Forefathers –
“WE HAVE NO KING BUT KING JESUS!” -Pastor Charles Jennings
I have had the opportunity to be part of the battle over public-service employees at several different venues around the nation. I always make it my goal not to get involved in the shouting and name calling that takes place, but rather, to find an opportunity to engage in a conversation with those who are on the “other side” of the debate. Invariably, with few exceptions, I find those marching “under the union label” are really no different than me.