Thursday, June 27, 2019


Is the purpose of leadership to influence a person, or persons to think a certain way, or to do a specific thing?
I would say, always the former, and sometimes the former and the latter.
Leadership is about fulfilling the mission given to you by God.  You are here for His Purpose, not yours.  God is the Creator, and your Creator.  The Bible tells us He knew you before you were in the womb.  Do you understand what that means?  You existed somewhere before you existed here.  God created your spirit, your soul, before He gave you your body.
God is wondrous.  He Created all that you see around you.  Every blade of grass, every flower, every ant, and here’s the absolutely unbelievable part, each thing has a purpose, His Purpose.  How great God must be, how awesome, how complete, how prevailing.  Like a Great Author writing every letter, every comma, every period.  God has a Plan, a Divine Plan.  His manifestation of that Plan, like a great script is Providence.  All that is, is God.  As the author He knows all, directs all, from start to finish.
Why does God do that?
Answer:  I don’t know.  He’s God, I am not.
What I believe is here and now is not all there is.  Here and now is an oven, a place where God makes things.  What the end purpose of those things He Makes is known only by Him.
So back to leadership.
There is a grand story being played out on earth.  In that story is good and evil.  Good is God, bad is Satan.  Leadership is a tool used by God and Satan to marshal human forces here on earth.  Leadership is an intangible, a quality of character, it is a gift from God given to some, maybe even all, in some amount.  Some have more, some less.  But, it is the gold standard for organizing human beings to act, to behave, to think.  Like the air, leadership is everywhere human beings are, and if it is not on behalf of God, it is on behalf of Satan.  There is no neutral leadership.
In America, at its earliest, man knew God, and knew the Bible was His Word.  The Holy Spirit played a great role in directing people and events to bring Columbus to the new world.  And from that point forward, God’s Providence guided discovery, exploration, settlement, colonization and the creation of the states until revolution led to war and the making of the United States.  The Founders, and the founders knew God.  The Founders were the names in history you know, the founders are the millions of names you don’t know, but are the people who built the communities, states, and finally America.
God had saved the western hemisphere for a purpose, and at least to the end of the Cold War in 1991 America’s purpose was almost self-evident.
Leadership had been God’s tool.  In the Bible we are told God chooses the leaders.  He chooses the good leaders, and He chooses the bad leaders.  And like the wheat stalks blowing in the fields, first this way and then that, with the prevailing wind, human beings also blow this way and that.  What was once good and right becomes wrong, and what is and always was wrong, is becoming right for now.
Like a ship in a storm, America is being tossed.  The impulses are rapid, with irresistible force, chaotic, unpredictable, and wild.  Like the Apostles in the boat, with Jesus sleeping, we are afraid.  But God is here, and what occurs is at His Direction, not that of Satan, though Satan thinks he is director.
Leadership has two choices today.  Leaders can panic, react to each wave, to each force, or leadership can rely on God, spend time in seeking God, praising God for all He has done for America.  Some problems like immigration seem out of control.  We look to control, but instead maybe we need to look to God and have confidence in His Plan.
The mistake America is making, is the one made by Israel.  We think we are in control.  We have turned from God.  The decisions we make are the ones embracing evil, and calling evil right.  God gave us a manual to live by.  The Founders/founders thought so much of the Bible that great Bible Societies sprang up all over the new born United States.  Thomas Jefferson himself, selected from the Bible the lessons of Jesus to be given to native Americans.  Congress appropriated money for churches and religious men to help native Americans assimilate into America.   
Leadership must come from the descendants of the founders.  The entire infrastructure of government is corrupt.  The Courts, the judges, that came from Moses are now from Bail. Our representatives represent our worst features, not our best.  We depend on a President whose heart may be looking towards God, but his some of his words and actions are acid.  The great failure of America took decades to blossom.  At one time – we were a Christian nation, our churches were our nation’s conscience.  The Bible was the cornerstone.
Today we must return from whence we came.  Lead, get out your Bible and read it.  Carry it where you go.  And head to church, seek out a church that is of the Word, and not the wind.  Understand your place, repent, go to God for the sake of your children and this nation’s future.

Mark Vogl

Monday, June 03, 2019

Republic, Free Market

There are times when we just feel lost. You try to reason something out, first in your own mind, then with another, honestly attempting to understand what is right. Not from a political standpoint, just what is right and what is wrong, and it just seems to no avail. Is it a fact or not that this nation was founded upon the principal that all men are created equal and are free individuals to pursue their own happiness in their own way without government interference, as long as their way in pursuit of happiness does not infringe upon the rights of another in pursuit of their happiness?
Is it a fact or not that what is happiness to one may not be happiness to another? Is it a fact or not that the most successful, time proven system of people achieving their happiness is called a free market? I am thinking that Capitalism is the wrong word used to describe our way of traveling down the highway of life in the free pursuit of our personal happiness. Capitalism has the sound of, "It's a lot of big money or nothing" to the younger generation. Rather our system is really, Free Market, Individual Free Enterprise, "Enterprise": (1) an undertaking; project; a bold, difficult, dangerous, or important undertaking; (2) willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative; (3) active participation in projects...Webster's College Dictionary.
Free Market, Individually Free Constitutional Republic. There are words which warms the heart, brightens the spirit, makes a person feel good, puts tears in your eyes. Republic is one of those words. Free to think what ever we wish to think, free to speak what ever we want to say, free to worship as we will, or not worship at all, free to defend ourselves and family, free to use our personally earned money as we wish, free to vote and elect those we wish to be the caretakers of those freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, free to be responsible and take care of ourselves, free to pursue our happiness in our way, yes fail or succeed in our way.
Everything I have just described will be completely wiped out of existence if we allow Socialism to become the system of government in this nation. It will be like using an eraser on a blackboard. Republic will be no more, gone forever. Socialism is usually defined as government controlled production and distribution. But it is much, much more. It always begins with an innocently perceived government program that is touted as free. A thousand cuts later it is complete control of every aspect of your life. Those in power will remain there, unchecked.
Ever since history began to be recorded we can read of the struggle of man’s desire to be free, to live his life as he wishes, to pursue his own happiness free from government control of his life, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. That struggle can be properly spoken of as war. A war between men desiring to be free and men who want to force them into bondage. A war between freedom (Constitutional Republic) and slavery (Socialism), if you will.
My plea to men and women all over this great nation is we must rededicate ourselves to the proposition that this is a country of Individual Freedom and Free Enterprise and be devoted to our Representative Constitutional Republic, and strengthen our resolve to keep it by winning this battle for the hearts and minds of men and women all across this nation against Socialism.

Please help me to spread this to as many people as humanly possible!!

Thank you, until next time

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas