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It’s Time

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On Easter, we examine public opinion on Jesus and the God of the Christian Bible.

Matthew 27:24 (NLT)
24 Pilate saw that he wasn’t getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. So he sent for a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. The responsibility is yours!”

Happy Easter or Resurrection Sunday to all Saints of all political persuasions!

The account of Pilate and his interactions with the Jewish leaders of his time was a very high-powered political struggle. Several times Pilate offered Jesus “a way of escape,” but of course Jesus’ plan was a plan for the ages. He was taking orders from our Heavenly Father. He was literally on a mission from God.

The Jewish leaders of His time viewed Him as a “non-conformant” revolutionary, who was a threat to their happy little world of power and control. It’s amazing how much nothing has changed in this crazy world we live in.

It’s time to stop “the Establishment.” I am tired of hearing pundits and establishment leaders trying to explain why evangelicals like myself, support Donald Trump or why we shouldn’t. First off you need to know scripture and biblical history and doctrine which many of these pundits and leaders don’t know. So stop trying to explain us away.

Before I came to know Jesus life was easy. I said what I wanted without thinking about the implications. Today I tread more softly, in a world that hates Christianity and that is quick to accuse “and you call yourself a Christian?” the minute you voice your personal opinion that happens to oppose the liberal norm.

Trump has not just won over Christians throughout the U.S., he’s also captured the spirit of secular people who operate in the realm of common sense. This is the pool of voters that only Trump has tapped into.

It’s time to stop Mitt and his band of crusaders who are out for Donald’s blood. What ever happened to losing gracefully? His speech was despicable and diabolical. Oh, do I dare say it? And he calls himself a Christian? (Tongue and cheek) He had his chance in the lime light and I reluctantly voted for him, too.

Pilate had the power to save Jesus. Historically speaking, there are those of us who have used their influence to do great good (like Donald Thump) and then there are those who use their influence to do great evil; like the Mitts, Hillary Clinton and other progressive liberals who think that taxpayer dollars are their personal slush fund.

Pilate thought by washing his hands ceremonially he would signify his desire to let Jesus go free, hence acquitting him. Wrong! To know what the right thing to do is, and yet not to do it, is the definition of sin. He had an army at voice range to command. A simple command would have dispersed the crowd. He’s no more innocent than Mitt, or you and I are innocent. All have sinned.

Romans 3:23 (KJV)
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Jesus used His ability to perform the greatest miracle this world has ever seen. Reconciling all of humanity back to God, freeing us from sin, translating us from the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of light. While we know that Donald won’t achieve everything he’s promised, nor achieve all the things our precious Lord and savior has done, we do know he’s a unifier. The numbers don’t lie, he’s doing something right.

It’s time for the GOP to stand behind the clear leader, not the appointed one. It’s time for Mitt and his gang of followers to go wash their hands and pray for God’s forgiveness.

It’s time to bring the country together for one common goal. In the same way Jesus brought humanity “the right message from The Father,” So has Donald brought forth “The right message for American.” Let’s make America Great again, and better than ever before!

I’d like to say, “isn’t that what we all want?” but sadly there are those who have a death grip on tax payer dollars who will scratch, claw and hang on for the love of lining their pockets at our expense to the gruesome end! Like a cat scratching and clawing frantically to avoid getting wet!

It’s time America.

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Pastor Steven Pereira is the co-founder of Together With Christ Church in Toms River, New Jersey.

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