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11/6/12 | Blogger

Posted on 11/06/2012 8:53:30 PM PST by Blogger

Well, it is 11:42 and it appears that the answer to many of our prayers was "no." Not what we wanted to hear. Heartbreaking, but not surprising. A nation can not, after all, run around being completely unrepentant of murdering nearly 60 million babies and expect God to turn His head away forever. We also can not have a leader who would turn on God's chosen nation the way Obama has and expect for God's blessings to continue. Such would contradict Scripture - to which God is ultimately always faithful.

So where do we go? To our knees. Yet though He slay me, still will I trust Him. Where can we go but to the Lord? This is a very hard time. Our nation is gone. It is no longer America. Free stuff and fraud won. And God's people will no doubt face some very hard times.

But keep looking up. Nothing can happen without God's sovereign allowance. Even in this sorrow, He has a plan and it is for His glory and the good of His children. Perhaps to save our nation, which is what we have prayed, we must lose our nation. Don't know. But I know God is good. Heaven is real. And if we never get back what we lost, we have been blessed having had it. Love my Freeper friends. God bless the Free Republic, even if it's namesake no longer is.


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1 posted on 11/06/2012 8:53:32 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Sometimes our prayers are not answered by the Lord. I figure the moral shape that our country is in that if I was the Lord (which I’m not) I would not answer the prayers of our good people just yet. I believe we have a lot to learn and to be humbled before the Lord will hear our cries and prayers for righteousness.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 8:56:13 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: Blogger

Thanks for the post, first time I ever consistently prayed for the nation and an election. Disappointed.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 8:58:17 PM PST by keyesguy
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To: Mr Fuji

Maybe its true that the Lord has lifted his hand off America, and we are, for the most part, a Godless nation. Hello Muslim brotherhood.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 8:58:42 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Blogger

Who failed to pray?


5 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Gluttons for punishment.)
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To: sharkshooting; Blogger; Smokin' Joe; Pajamajan; albie; Faith; circlecity; pajama pundit; ...

Thank you all!


6 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:38 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Mr Fuji

You’ll just have to pray harder next time. Pray for Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock while you’re at it. I’m sure they could use your prayer support.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:44 PM PST by RC one
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To: Blogger

You can’t pray your way into election victories. It just doesn’t usually work that way. People should really knock it off with this notion that if we pray enough it will help us win elections. It probably won’t.

To win elections you need polished, skilled politicians who can sell people on a set of ideas. That’s it. There is no guarantee people will vote the right way either - even if they are god fearing folks.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:47 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Blogger

In the past couple of months I have lost my job, my fiancé the love of my life, and now my country. Where else is there to go but to my knees? My tear ducts have run dry and my heart torn apart.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 9:02:27 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Blogger

Amen. His will be done. we have been judged and found wanting. but take heart. our Lord is also merciful. i believe that he will find ways to defend his remnant. let us gear up for 2014. the lame duck is coming and we still hold the house, thank God. God bless us all.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 9:02:48 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Blogger
60 million babies and expect God to turn His head away forever.

This should serve as an example of why we shouldn't be finding ourselves in the position to pray that an abortionist like Myth would win an election.

What do we Christians not understand about the Blessing of living in a Representative government?

What message do we send God when we vote for an abortionist, false prophet following, believes-he-will-one-day-be"god" candidate to represent us?

12 posted on 11/06/2012 9:03:08 PM PST by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Blogger

Thank you, Blogger. I am continuing to pray. It isn’t over yet, as far as I’m concerned.

And regardless of the election outcome, I try to remember that God’s timeline is eternity, not four years.

May God bless all my fellow FReepers. And God bless the USA.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 9:03:18 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Blogger

Thanks so much for this. I am so disappointed..I thought for sure we would win. But my wise aunt called me the other day and knew we would not because of the things you speak of. I so worry about my 4 year old....but I know that I know that I know.....


14 posted on 11/06/2012 9:03:38 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: Longbow1969

Keep praying. America needs a true revival. The only way to real change, is a change of the heart.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 9:03:39 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: Mr Fuji

Blessings come with repentance. Our nation is far from being on its knees before God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will not bless us when we are so much like Sodom and Gomorrah .


16 posted on 11/06/2012 9:04:07 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: Mr Fuji

Blessings come with repentance. Our nation is far from being on its knees before God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will not bless us when we are so much like Sodom and Gomorrah .


17 posted on 11/06/2012 9:04:31 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: Blogger

Thank you for encouraging us to pray. We need to keep praying.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 9:05:05 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: RC one

I’m sure that praying harder won’t help. I’m sure there are plenty on the other side of the political spectrum that were praying hard for Obamao too! Things just aren’t working out for the right at this time for various reasons. I seriously doubt this will change at this point.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 9:05:20 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: Blogger

My biggest problem in all this is that, even as I was praying for an Obama loss, I knew in my conscience that I was praying for the victory of a blasphemous and idolatrous heretic who believes 1) he will some day be equal to God, 2) Jesus and Satan are brothers, and 3) that God had sexual intercourse with Mary.

God’s answer, I believe, is simply that He cannot endorse such things, and those who believe in Him—myself included—should have known better than to think He would bless our chosen course. Instead, He left America to her own depravity and we get four more years under a Marxist who hates the very country he governs.

The lesson is that we should never again trust our nation’s fate to the godless northeastern GOP establishment, who serve mammon rather than Our Lord Jesus Christ.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:05 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Blogger
I prayed for God's will...seems His will is to let our people have their King Saul. While I'm none too happy with the outcome tonight...I believe God will use this to show us all the way we are to go.

Woe to those who call good evil and evil good.

21 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:05 PM PST by Florida native
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To: Longbow1969

You also need people who wise enough to recognize the truth in those ideas, and that we no longer have.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:56 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: nevermorelenore

I feel our country’s time may have past, and we are in decline, hopefully a slow one. But probably not.

Supreme court appointments to the hard left, gun control, unilateral disarmament favors to our mortal enemies, higher taxes, higher gas and energy prices, and resulting economic collapse via the Cloward Piven strategy creating the ‘crisis’ below necessary to ‘fundamentally change our country’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZHRgTskEhE

Yuri Bezmenov was right, and we didn’t listen.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 9:08:39 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Blogger

I prayed for one solid hour that His will be done. I trust that it was.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 9:09:18 PM PST by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: dfwgator
People don't want to hear about ideas, they want free shit.

Sadly, you are right. That is why once a country goes down the road of dependency, there is almost no way back. I predicted this election result precisely because I believe we've crossed the point of no return - we are well on our way to being Greece.

Still, to have any chance of winning elections we need good, skilled candidates - who also have to promise some free stuff. The grass roots need to ask the question "can this person realistically win" FIRST before even considering nominating them. No more Angle's, O'Donnell's, etc.

25 posted on 11/06/2012 9:09:22 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Carthego delenda est

I am so sorry, but remember, when all seems lost, there is a path. I have had a bit of a rough day, had to put our beloved girl basset down. She had been battling cancer for a few months, and yesterday her neck swelled up. She was tired and ready, but tonight, when things seem so grey, I am definitely missing her.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 9:10:23 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Blogger

Why didn’t God listen to us hard working taxing paying Americans?


27 posted on 11/06/2012 9:10:26 PM PST by The True Way
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To: Blogger

I truly believe that God has given America over to her sin.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:12:13 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I don’t think the answer was no because of Mormonism. Of course God doesn’t endorse that. I believe that God said no because America’s sins are spilling over and the people are not repentant. We’re afraid of bad things happening, but we’re not repentant. We see the edge of the cliff and now want to call out like an atheist in a fox hole and say “save us” and God’s replying “save you? who are you? I don’t know you”. At least as a nation. God will honor the prayers of His true children. And He will bless us with grace we could never have imagined. And He will grow us up. It’s going to be okay. Maybe not for our nation, but for the people of God.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:33 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Mr Fuji

He answers, but not contrary to His will. There is a point where God’s justice kicks in and lines we can cross that can’t go ignored. This is the first openly hostile to Israel administration we have had. God isn’t going to ignore that. Nobody has stood for them and now we will have to take a fall. But God will remember who did.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:49 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Carthego delenda est

You will be in my prayers,Carthego. I still believe that we as Americans are a part of God’s chosen people. Do not give up hope.

There are hard times coming for us all, but we must have faith that our Lord knows our hearts, and we must continue the fight for our beliefs.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:15:16 PM PST by Eagle Bomba (Me Tuesday Night: watching the msnbc meltdown and drinking a celebratory twelve!)
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To: Blogger

Point taken and agreed upon. No matter if we have numerous good and righteous people praying, the Lord will not ignore the majority who thumb their noses at him.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:16:26 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: Blogger

Jer 14:11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
Jer 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

Time is up America.
Tonight you voted for murdering babies , advancing the homosexual agenda , and abandoning Israel.
You sold out your God given rights for a government handout.

You turned your back on God and he is going to turn his back on you. God is just and you can not expect him to bless this nation when this nation has sent him packing and kicked him out.

You have chosen leaders who think this country is over populated . Don’t worry they will do their best to take care of that problem by letting your parents and grandparents die without medical treatment , that shouldn’t bother you since you sold them out to get your free contraceptives , abortions and sex change operations.
Don’t expect those grandparents/parents to leave you anything because the government you elected is just going to take everything they worked for all their lives just after they put them to death .

You have traded freedom for slavery . Soon you will find out what it is to be a slave of a terrible master (government) Don’t cry when they take what you earn and leave you sitting there hungry , thirsty and out in the cold .

America you deserve the government you elected tonight and you are going to deserve every last bit of judgement and punishment that comes your way. America is NOT to big to fail.

MARANATHA


34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:17:24 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Wow. I’m so sorry to hear of you trials. I’ve been through alot of hardship myself, but God had mercy on me and I am now thankful of how things have turned out for me. We must never doubt God’s love and long-term plans for each of his children, despite our Job-like testings. Life is not easy.

My special prayers for you, tonight. May God bless you and keep you.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:17:45 PM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thank you and I am sorry for your loss. I lost my Akita/wolf just before meeting my fiancé at the first TEA Party.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:11 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Longbow1969
Sadly, you are right. That is why once a country goes down the road of dependency, there is almost no way back. I predicted this election result precisely because I believe we've crossed the point of no return - we are well on our way to being Greece.

And you were right. I would say "good job", but there is nothing good about this. I thought we still had a few more years before the demographics (combined with the near-absolute propaganda infecting our youth) took over. I have a hard time seeing a better chance of winning than we just had.

Greece, indeed. The only question is how quickly this occurs.
37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:46 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: Blogger

Only the people who curse God have no hope. I choose to put my faith in Jesus because I know I’m a member of a higher kingdom that transcends our simple national boundaries.

The Bible is filled with examples of God giving people over to their sin when they’re bound and determined to follow it, often with disastrous consequences. I can see that this will be no different.

But I will remain faithful.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:56 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Blogger

As disappointed or heartbroken as I am now, it was my privilege to pray with all of you.

My prayer was that God help us to bring our Country back on the right track. Tonight we were shown that the majority is oblivious to what has happened in the last 4 years. Maybe God is telling us we have to work harder, not lose focus and promote better candidates.

Good night everyone, stay strong and don’t let division and bitterness come between us.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:19:52 PM PST by etabeta
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To: Blogger

Thank you for your wonderful post and the opportunity for me to be a part of the prayer group. The republic is in God’s hands. I pray that this knowledge will help us all through the difficult times ahead.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:22:08 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Mr Fuji
Sometimes our prayers are not answered by the Lord.

*************

Our prayers are always heard...
And God answers in His ways and timing...

Sometimes God's answer is not the one we sought or preferred....

Many times God's answer is.... "not right now"

And then there is God's Sovereignty----
... and the "answers" that were set in motion before the foundations of the world...
...for His own higher purposes....
... and ultimate Glory....

**********

In all things.... at all times... and in every circumstance....
May the Name of our Wonderful and Holy God be praised and honored...

God bless America...

41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:27:23 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Blogger

Listening to Vernon McGee comment on Isaiah. Hezekiah is surrounded. It’s hopeless. Always interesting timing on what particular passages come within earshot at different times. I’ve learned that when all else fails, God never does, He just does things in his time.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 9:32:18 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: The True Way

He did. We are seeing things right now through a pin hole. We don’t see the big picture of His plan. You have half a nation who are utterly clueless, rebellious and selfish. Another half who may vote right but have a mixture of some of the same within them. Then you have a core group who get it. If God continues blessing, how will others ever learn? Hold on to God. He is your hope. Not money. Not status. Not even America. He will give You grace.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 9:34:15 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Carthego delenda est

not that God listens to me much, but I’ll pray for you....forget the damn country.....its not worth saving....


44 posted on 11/06/2012 9:34:30 PM PST by cherry
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To: jjsheridan5
Greece, indeed. The only question is how quickly this occurs.

There is no question we are on the road to economic insolvency and collapse, but the powers that be are very good at kicking the can down the road. Look to Japan and Europe as examples of how it is done. All sorts of gimmicks and tricks will be pulled to allow the status quo to continue - and the markets, ratings agencies, giant corporations, etc, will play along. I am guessing we have 10-20 years of gradual decline and decay before it all goes to pieces.

And you were right. I would say "good job", but there is nothing good about this.

Yeah I know, it sucks. I believe we crossed the tipping point sometime during Obama's first term. This nation will now vote much more like a European welfare state and that means the conservative message will more and more difficult sell. There will just be less and less of an appetite to cut anything at all from government.

Also, the polls showing Obama leading/winning the key battleground states were right. In fact, it is almost scary how accurate they've become - especially when combined into something like the RCP Average. There was far too much disputing polls on our side. Are some of them wrong? Sure. Do you get anywhere disputing them and whining about supposed Dem oversampling? No.

45 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:55 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Repeat Offender
Mitt might believe that he will become a god someday, but obammy believes he's god NOW....

obammy will have killed more in a flash than anything Mitt might have done...

you pro obammers are really pushing it....

why don't you go to your local rat party and enjoy your self....freaking idiots...

46 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:31 PM PST by cherry
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To: Blogger
Thanks for the opportunity. In my fast, I have learned to place my trust in God rather than in my fellow man. Many of us may find ourselves carted off to Babylon in the coming years. But we must not lose our faith. At some point, we (like Daniel) will be provide the opportunity to input our influence again.

We serve an awesome God. He is so deserving of our worship and praise.

47 posted on 11/06/2012 9:41:24 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Blogger

My Buddhist Prayers (chanted amidst clouds of fine Scotch vapors) are with you as well.


48 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:52 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Carthego delenda est
I am so sorry, I don't know what to tell any young person now. I just left my daughter, she was so distraught and cried on my old shoulders for so long.

I am old, and I will not live to see what will happen in 15 to 20 yrs or so, but I am so heartbroken that our children, granchildren and beyond will have to suffer.

Very bad times are coming, there is no doubt about that and all I can tell anyone is to find comfort in the LORD and be ready.

Matthew 24 speaks of "his time being cut short". I feel there is something in that chapter for us to heed, I just don't know how it applies to today.

If I could give you a hug for comfort, I would. God bless you and keep you.

49 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:14 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Blogger

We must put our trust in the Lord.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:14 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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