An Insider’s look on US Government – from Gary North

I don’t share stuff like this because I love politics. I share it because God often uses natural examples to demonstrate spiritual principles – 

An Insider’s look on Washington DC.

People make fun of Ron Paul for not fitting in…

But they don’t understand the power of sin in human nature, and the role of a righteous man or a messenger of God that cannot be compromised by the big 4:

MONEY
SEX
POWER
ALCOHOL

This is part of the reason I continue to say that Ron Paul was more faithful to his calling in politics than 95% of the Christian preachers in America are to their own. He shunned influence, power and money to stay true to his message with no bending from ridicule and rejection. He never fit in.

http://www.garynorth.com/public/10507.cfm

” Why Ron Paul Never Fit in on Capitol Hill

Gary North

Reality Check (Jan. 3, 2013)

This evening, Ron Paul will no longer be a member of Congress.

It has happened before. At the end of this day in January 1977 he was no longer a member of Congress. He had lost by 268 votes out of over 180,000. At the end of this day in 1985, he was no longer a member of Congress. He had resigned to run for the Senate. He did not get the nomination.

Twice he came back. There will not be a third time. He has other fish to catch.

I was on his staff in 1976. I saw Congress close-up. Once was enough. I explained why in 1977: “Confessions of a Washington Reject.”

Ron Paul never fit in on Capitol Hill. There are reasons for this. Four reasons.

THE BIG FOUR

The ruling triumvirate on Capitol Hill are the same as in every other political capital in history: money, sex, and power. But there is one more: booze.

The problem is, these four are almost universal in their appeal. In what way is Congress different?

Because power is the biggie. If you get power, you can get the others.

The phrase “money, sex, and power” reflects a commercial sequence, not political. It is more Wall Street than Capitol Hill.

I searched Google for “money, sex, and power” as a unit. How many hits do you think I got? Guess. Go on: guess. To find out, click here.

Amazing, no? The phrase is universal, because the lusts are universal. They are a package deal on Capitol Hill more than anywhere on earth.

I searched for “power, sex, and money.” That’s Capitol Hill. The hits were 88% smaller.

But here’s the deal: booze is #4 on both Wall Street and Capitol Hill.

In 1989, former Senator John Tower was nominated by President Bush as Secretary of Defense. Paul Weyrich of the conservative Free Congress Foundation vocally opposed this. Why? Because Tower was a heavy drinker and a serial adulterer. Everyone in town knew it. No one was supposed to say it in public. Weyrich became hated for this stand. But the Senate eventually refused to confirm his nomination, 53 to 47, on close to a straight party vote. It was the first time in U.S. history that an incoming new President had seen his initial nomination rejected. In his autobiography published a year later, Tower quoted Senator Barry Goldwater: “If they had chased every man or woman out of this town who had shacked up with somebody else or gotten drunk, there’d be no government.” He was telling the truth.

Then why booze? If you have money, sex, and power, why do you want booze? If you have scored big on the Big Three, why do you crave the fourth?

Here we get to the heart of the political matter. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. A lot of women are attracted to it.

I grew up among the most beautiful women on earth: the Southern California beach scene. I lived two blocks from the sand. The best-looking women in the region got on bathing suits and headed for the beaches on the weekends. Unattractive women tended not to do this. The curves on the beach are not bell-shaped. It was not until I worked on Capitol Hill that I saw that many good looking women in one place. They weren’t there for the sunshine.

Congressmen have made it to the top in the realm of power. It does not satisfy. They can hire good looking women. They can meet good looking women. They cannot help but meet good looking women. The Seduction of Joe Tynan is a movie on this this. Maybe they are not rich, but they can get rich at any time by quitting and becoming lobbyists. They live as though they are rich. They have entourages of young people following them.

And they drink.

Something is missing in their lives that money, sex, and power cannot fill. Yet if the Big Three don’t work, they wind up singing along with Peggy Lee to “Is That All There Is?” Musically, it’s not much of a song. The message is unforgettable.

Those of us who are content to live outside the Washington Beltway find it difficult to connect with those on Capitol Hill. The longer they stay there, the more difficult it is. And I think it works both ways. They do not want to leave.

RON PAUL, OUTSIDER

Ron Paul never had any power. His ideology guaranteed that he would not get any. He never did.

He had left a career that pays well: obstetrics. He did not go there for money. He did not even sign up for a Congressional pension.

He was happily married.

I never saw him take a drink.

He could not be seduced by Washington.

When I was there, I was in the back office with Dr. John Robbins and a middle-aged secretary. I did not go to the front office often. I only recall one pretty girl on the staff. Maybe there were others. I don’t recall. I think her name was Teresa. She was memorable. She did not like ice cream. I have never met anyone else who did not like ice cream. I have never even heard of anyone who did not like ice cream.

His staff was not a hotbed of scandal.

He did not even have an Administrative Assistant in his first six-month term. He appointed his own staff. That made his staff unique on Capitol Hill.

It is tough to buy someone if he doesn’t want anything you have for sale.

How would you blackmail a person whose main deviation was in hiring a good looking girl who does not like ice cream? Or hiring a pair of Calvinist academics who were at loggerheads over VanTilian vs. Clarkian apologetics?

Word spread. He voted “no” all the time. He soon became known as “Dr. No.” If the media had known that I was on his staff, I might have become known as “Dr. No’s Dr. No.” But such was not to be, by 135 votes.

WHAT WAS IN IT FOR HIM?

He stayed to take a stand. He wanted to get his message to a larger audience: the message of limited civil government, which included sound money and a peaceful foreign policy.

He represented the folks back home, in two separate districts: first one, then the other. He became their spokesman. There always has to be a spokesman.

As time went on, he became a spokesman for voters outside his district. By the end, he was a spokesman for voters outside the country.

I cannot think of any Congressman in history who achieved anything like this.

A lot of people come to Washington to take a stand, battle for a cause, and make a difference. But the Big Four sidetrack a lot of people. Those who are not tempted by these face that other sidetrack: frustration.

He came into Washington knowing that he would not persuade Congress. So, frustration was not a problem.

He saw a bully pulpit, and he used it.

He never preached to the choir in Congress. But he preached to the choir outside the Beltway. It just kept getting bigger. Huge.

The “money bomb” of December 2007 revealed just how many people were in his choir. He had not even organized it. Washington finally took notice. He had proven to be a master of one of the Big Four: money. Money talks in Washington. The loudest-talking money is campaign fund money.

Washington asked: “How did this happen?” They never figured it out. They never read Albert J. Nock’s 1936 essay, “Isaiah’s Job.” Even if they had, they would not have understood.

CONCLUSION

What is the lesson of his career? This: “Stick to your knitting.”

Anything else? This. “Never give an inch.”

Is that all there is? Not at all. There is also this: “Walk the talk.”

Are these bipartisan principles? No. Nonpartisan. No political party has ever adopted them. “

Killing Idols – Saving Whitney Houston

Aren’t you tired of talented musicians and singers being overcome by drugs, deception, and death?

When you know the root, you know the fruit. When it comes down to it, satan killed Whitney Houston because satan is at the root of the music industry. The music industry steals, kills, and destroys people.

God is going to change the music industry so that talented people like Whitney Houston can be spared a life of
drugs, witchcraft, deception, and death.

How is God going to do it? By using us to expose the principalities at the top and kill the idols from the root.

In our first book Killing Idols For REVIVAL: A Behind The Scenes Look at the 9 Enemies of God’s Harvest, God used us to declare and expose God’s plans to purify the Music Industry, the Church, and move us into the next phase of the Kingdom of God.

Sometimes people think I’m crazy when I say “The music Industry has no right to exist in it’s current state.” But its true. Whitney Houston was trapped by deception. Her mother sang background for Elvis before she became saved. Her Godmother Aretha Franklin also started out in church, but became a secular superstar. Dionne Warwick, a psychic, was her close relative. There is a strong temptation to use God’s gifts of worship for evil and vanity, witchcraft, drugs, and alchohol.

There is a very strong deception, especially for God’s anointed musicians and singers. It’s called the doctrine of Jezebel. We have to expose the behind the scenes principalities and strongholds if we want to save people like Whitney Houston.

http://killingidols.com

While you are waiting for Killing Idols For REVIVAL to arrive in the mail, check out The Week Of Swords And Axes on the sospression.com blog. This week we are using swords and axes to the principalities and lies that satan uses to deceive and kill people.

Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore

Day 5: This is DETROIT, and This Is What We Do!

 

The Key to Economic Development | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 33 –

The Key to Economic Development in Detroit

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9

wisdom: chokmah

wisdom

  1. skill (in war)
  2. wisdom (in administration)
  3. shrewdness, wisdom
  4. wisdom, prudence (in religious affairs)
  5. wisdom (ethical and religious)

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate . Proverbs 8

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. Hating evil gives you wisdom.

Wisdom is skill and creativity in problem solving.

Wisdom with prudence finds out knowledge of witty inventions, and new creativity.

The key to Detroit’s economic development is the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. We need to have people who are afraid of God’s judgements so that they will do what’s right instead of do what’s wrong. We need people who don’t want to hurt people or harm God’s earth, because those people will get wisdom to create products that will benefit the community, not harm it.

Anything less is just a scam. Most of the foolish recent economic developments are not based in the fear of the Lord, or wisdom, so they end up causing destruction. We don’t need an economy based on alcohol, bars, pharmakeia, drugs, and witchcraft. We don’t need an economy based on casinos and lotteries, and scamming the poor. We don’t need an economy based on wicked music that worships idols. We don’t need cut-throat babylon businessmen and lawyers who make their money by stealing, lying, and conniving – whether it be legal or illegal. We don’t need businessmen that are psychopaths, justifying their desires, externalizing the consequences, and not caring who they hurt on the way. We don’t need economic developments in slavery, usury, fraud, ponzi schemes, or deceit.

We need real inventors with real wisdom. But as long as we don’t fear the Lord, we will lack wisdom, and there will be a continued downward spiral in the economy. Yeah some wicked men might get rich, but they will find out soon that they lost their soul because they abused the poor. But those that fear the Lord will always increase in wisdom, and they will come out on top in the end. They will solve problems with prudence and get new witty inventions based on creativity from the Creator.

Let’s pray for the FEAR OF THE LORD to spread like wildfire across our City. Let’s pray that men would begin to fear God’s judgements, and adjust their lives immediately, every day. Let’s pray for a conviction on the preaching of the Word that would make people tremble because they realize that the Word of God is not just a collection of practical suggestions, but the very sword of God that will hurt them if they are on the wrong side of it. If we fear and respect and reverence God, He will come closer to us, and we will find His mercy and love. Then we will see lasting economic development.

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

 

All My Pleasure is In You | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 36 –

All My Pleasure Is In You

It was really kind of weird. We have been praying in the same spot for almost a week, and all of the sudden I hear the word “witchcraft,” and I notice  cigarettes on the ground, people smoking cigarettes. Even though we have been praying in front of two new huge brand new medical marijuana shops, I’m just now getting it.

Witchcraft is powerful in our city. “Pharmakeia” is a big stronghold, it even entangles some in the Church. Drugs, pills, getting drunk with alcohol, blunts cigarettes… even the legal drug game is rampant. We won’t even start on how crack and weed and illegal drugs have ruined familes, communities, and destroyed entire urban areas with violence and gangs.

So I start praying, “Lord I turn from getting pleasure from chemicals to getting pleasure from You. All my pleasure is in you, all my fountains are in you. Flow through me. Help me to only get the physical pleasure that you allow. Then overflow my heart with the your spiritual pleasures through your Holy Spirit.”

We need to bring down the power of witchcraft and pharmakeia, even if its legal. Not all medicines qualify as pharmakeia. But be careful if you are getting addicted to drugs that just mask symptoms and don’t really do anything. We’ve got to use our authority over this. It’s got to stop in the Church! Let’s show the world that our God gives us true pleasure that doesn’t kill us in the long run.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16 

 

 

 

 

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call