I’ve been seriously thinking about the energy problem, but the President’s got me singing that song (with apologies to Bacharach/David). He really does.
We’ve got crippling gasoline prices, but algae? Really? Is that what it’s really all about. Hey, Mr. President. We need relief now–not ten to twenty years from now.
The President’s reluctance to open up federal lands and offshore waters for oil drilling confounds me. Many experts say that it would quiet the speculators and show the world we mean business in getting hold of our energy crisis. It would bring down crude prices much faster than all the alternative energy sources combined.
“Is it just for the moment we live?” Not drilling–is it just to appease your base, Mr. President, for this moment of re-election? Or should it be a government “of the people, by the people, and FOR THE PEOPLE” and their well-being? Because people are hurting.
I mean–don’t make me go out and buy a Suzuki 250 to ride to work on. Or worse yet, a Chinese 150cc scooter–although 83 miles per gallon is very enticing.
“What’s it all about when you sort it out, Mr. President? Wait a minute. That really is the question that needs answering. What is it all about, anyway–concerning this big picture stuggle I find myself in? For I am wrestling in my mind with members of both political parties over the future of our world.
And then a “wrestling” scripture comes to mind, and I am grateful for a word of truthful sanity because what both sides are saying just does not make any sense whatsoever. For we are not wrestling “against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6: 12 NLT).
Wow. You want to whip out a can of political incorrectness? Here is a taste. Our political and economic leaders are being led by “rulers of the darkness of this world,” as it says in the KJV. The apostle Paul called those entities that motivated political leaders “the rulers of the darkness of this world.”
But Paul is not talking about the physical men in political power. He is talking about the spirit in them that works through them. He calls these spiritual powers “the wiles of the devil,” reflected in the earthly face of our world leaders (v. 11).
Some would say that Paul the apostle was too harsh. But he was just following his example, Jesus Christ (Yahshua the Messiah). For He said the same thing.
An example of this spiritual power of Satan working through the leaders of this world system is in the gospel of Luke. The “chief priests and captains of the temple, and the elders” came out to arrest Jesus/Yahshua, and then they took Him to “the high priest’s house.” And these same quasi-political leaders “mocked Him, and blindfolded Him,” struck Him, and then demanded of Him, “Prophesy, who is it that smote you?”
Remember. These are the leaders of the people. Christ said that what they were doing to Him is “the power of darkness” (22: 52-53). Paul in the KJV said that our struggle is not against human beings but against spiritual “powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.” Their statements are almost identical–truth established in the mouth of two witnesses.
So, what’s it all about? Certainly not algae, although algae, like an evil spirit, does fly under the radar most of the time. It is about the spirit of the Wicked One working through world rulers to hinder the people and harm their immediate pocketbooks, and that same spirit working to thwart the Kingdom of God by establishing their one world government. That is what it is all about. KWH