It Is Time To Rebuild America Saith The Lord

The True Heart Of God For America Is To Build-Baby-Build

How Does The Money Really Work?

The Spiritual Law Of Offerings

Try Locating President Obama In The Scriptures

How The Democrats Can Win The Next Three Presidential Elections

The Rod That Is In The Hand Of Democrats

The Power Of Agreement And Staying On Message

Summary Of An Investment Strategy To Rebuild America

My Vision For America Over The Next 10 Years

Today’s Christian right, like the leadership of the Israel of old, is in danger of being totally rejected by God as a people who can assist Him in shaping the immediate, near term, and long term future of the United States of America.  

Jesus said of the religious leaders of His day that “ … Well hath Esaias (Isaiah) prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Mark 7:6). He spoke these words in anticipation that the country that He gave birth to and loved was headed not only toward rejecting and crucifying Him, but within a generation would itself be destroyed off the face of the earth as a nation for the next 2000 years.

Jesus’ analysis of what the key issue was in Israel fits all too many American evangelicals like a well-tailored glove. All too many in the so-called evangelical Christian political right give lip service to the Lord but totally ignore the Commandments of His Word—some of which are set forth below—when it comes to the politics of this nation and its African-American president.

Of his disciples Jesus said:

“If ye love me, keep my commandments” … “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” … “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 14:15; 15:10, 12).

Is it possible that there is any room for obeying Jesus’ Commandments of Love in America’s daily political discourse? Let’s see.

“Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him [was this lawyer a Republican?], and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:35-40).

I say this without fear of contradiction that one of the reasons that Barack Obama is perceived as weak as President is because at all times throughout each and every day he walks in love—both to those who support him; and even to those whose primary purpose in life was to make sure that he is a one-term president. The President rarely preaches his Christianity: he just lives it.

No one but God knows precisely all that the future holds, for God has said.

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29).

However, since neither the alignment of nations of the world, nor the Church, nor Israel is quite ready for the return of the Lord despite what many of the great prophetic teachers in the Church commonly preach—and this is critical—in order to keep the United States in the position to remain as the primary financier of the Gospel across the world until the return of Jesus, the Lord has had to and, in fact, has raised up a president and an administration that is willing to rebuild, reinvest, revitalize, renew, restructure, re-educate, and reposition America to retain its competitive advantage for the real world of the the 21st century.

China, India, Europe, Brazil and the nations of the world are all building their nations from within for the future—hoping to take our place—while America is in decline. Our infrastructure is crumbling; our educational system is becoming third rate; our factories are becoming non-existent; and our vision of greatness as a nation is becoming blurred.

Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18).

It is ludicrous to think that the owners of any family-owned corporation with the debt structure of the United States, in the midst of a global recession ... coupled with the current near and long-term anticipated growth of its competition [the other nations of the world] ... would become totally fixated with reducing its debt structure [deficit reduction]; cutting the income it receives from its customer base [tax cuts for the most wealthy]; making no investment in its crumbling and increasingly obsolete assets and infrastructure [because its owners say it is broke]; making no investments in retraining its work force for the massive changes that are taking place in a highly competitive global market [cutting educational funding at every level; and charging its students exorbitant sums for a college education]; and making no real investments in the technological innovation, pure research, and retooling of its industries that were the raison d’être of its former domination in the international market place.

None of us would engage in any of these activities to protect our own personal wealth; but one political party refuses to allow any of these activities to happen for our nation while the other party—and its president—is in office.

So, because Republicans and the Christian right are stuck in an ideological “cut, cap, balance, and shrink government” mentality, they are in the process of being rejected by the Lord, Himself, from the leadership of this nation—not because the Lord has left them—but because they have left the heart of God. Show me that in the Bible, Pastor Taylor. I’m glad you asked.

Be Careful What You Ask For

The prophet Samuel was the last judge over Israel. Why? Because this was the will of God? No: because the people wanted a king.

And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them (1 Samuel 8:7).

The king the people of Israel got was Saul: who became a disaster-in-office. King Saul became as dysfunctional in governing Israel as the Tea Party Republicans are in the House of Representatives. This was because of his petty jealousies against the people’s love for David; and the songs they sang about him killing the giant Goliath.

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands (1 Samuel 18:6-7).

Although David followed Saul as king, and as a life’s quest became personally obsessed with finding the true heart of God, the seed of Israel’s demise and future obliteration were sown by this single act of Israel’s conservative right in demanding a king [tax cuts and deficit reduction]. Concerning David, the Lord has said:

And when he had removed him [King Saul], he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will [Acts 13:22].

The 2010 U.S..election revolt on the serface was about jobs. The Tea Party freshmen, Republican leadership, and new GOP governors have made it about right wing social ideology.

Following the reign of David’s son, King Solomon, the kingdom of Israel was divided into two nations—Israel and Judah. The 10 tribes of the northern kingdom of Israel were later carried off into Assyrian captivity; and although they have become an immense multitude yet alive somewhere in the earth today, they have lost their identity as a Hebrew people, and have yet to return to the land of Israel as is prophesized in Ezekiel 37:15-22 [See on this website the book: For The Security Of Israel Find Joseph]. The millions of Judah, on the other hand, were scattered into Babylon for 70 years: while only about 46,000 ever returned to the land of Israel.

In the passage of time the tribe of Judah was destroyed as a nation a second time by the Romans in 70 CE; and did not begin to return to the land in large numbers until the nation of Israel was reestablished 1948—all because the conservative Republican Tea Party right wing of Samuel’s day did not perceive the true heart of God for their nation, when they demanded a king. Cut, cap and balance is NOT where the Lord is; or what He intends for the United States of America!

In similar fashion, like Israel, the conservative Republican Tea Party right wing of today’s Congress as well as the Christian conservatives of this nation are being rejected by God because they have rejected the Word of God; and are unwilling to perceive where the true heart of God is for America.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee (Hosea 4:6)

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias (Isaiah), which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matthew 13:14-15).

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The True Heart Of God For America Is To Build-Baby-Build

Where is the true heart of God for America? That is not at all hard to discern. The burning bush that the Lord showed Moses is not required. For the United States to be in the strategic position—economically, socially, militarily, industrially, intellectually, technologically and in every other arena of national life 10, 20, and 30 years from now—where the Lord wants it—it must be rebuilt now in this hour. If we fail to act now and fall behind, future events across the world will overtake us; and as a nation and people we will fall behind China, Europe, and India as the technological and industrial leader of the world. One has to be completely blind not to be able to read the handwriting—or tea leaves—that are clearly written across the walls of the world.

Republicans will simply not allow America to be rebuilt: particularly with an African American in the White House—and before this claim is summarily dismissed one should first carefully study the 2012 election and electoral map.

because they are irrevocably steeped in an ideology that comes neither from the Bible, nor from the Spirit of God. Hence, the leadership of the United States for the next three administrations is given to Democrats—if Democrats [whether they are Believers or not] perceive the opportunity that the Lord has set before them … and do it His way.

The IDEAL time to rebuild a nation is most favorable when money is cheap. For instance, thirty-year fixed rates mortgages are as low as they have been in 50 years: below 4%. I recently saw an advertisement for a 15-year adjustable rate mortgage at 3 ½ interest. With these kinds of interest rates, almost every American family can now afford to own their own home.

The monthly payment (excluding taxes and insurance) on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the amount of $200,000 is less than $900 per month.  Rents for most one bedroom apartments in California are more than that; and the mortgage interest tax deduction on personal residences is a substantial incentive to buy and not rent, and hopefully will be preserved by the Congress. It’s time to build baby build! [I was a California real estate broker for 40 years, and thoroughly understand the specifics wherein I speak.]

Most Americans do not know, but despite Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US debt, every time the stock market has taken a real hit since the downgrade, the market investors across the world buy US Treasury Bills almost exclusively—they purchase the very debt instrument that was downgraded.

The real cost of money is so cheap on the world markets today that a united government in Washington could economically re-energize not only our nation, but the entire world by our investments in us. All we need is the vision [and Congress] that President Lincoln had when during the deficit-strapped Civil War he built the trans-continental railroad; or that President Eisenhower had when he built the US highway system; or the countless technological spinoffs—including the internet—that have revolutionized the world as a direct result of President Kennedy setting in motion a 10-year plan for the United States to set foot on the moon.

If the figure we needed today in federal funds was 30 trillion dollars, in order to “seed” the rebuilding of America, economically and technologically, to lead the world for the next 50 years [and 30 trillion is just a number I pulled out of the air … the actual  figure could be more or less], with all of the predictable economic spinoffs, and at least 100 trillion of additional investments that predictably would flow in from the private sector, the true cost to the taxpayers of funding such an undertaking would be far less than zero. The Treasury in a reasonable period of time would be able to retire both our existing debt as well as the new expenditures, and would make substantial new amounts money on the deal over the next 30 years. I will prove this from the Bible, below.

If you doubt this, then just calculate, from a purely profit-and-loss analysis, the net cost to the federal treasury from the $175,000,000 [in Great Depression dollars] that it took to build the Hoover Dam, only two years after the 1929 Market Crash; and the 5,000 jobs that were created in the process. In such an exercise, all of the growth from every city and town across five states; and the public and private industries and institutions (including Southern California’s water supply) that came as a direct result of both the water and electricity from this project—whose recipients are to this day still generating tax revenue to the federal Treasury—make this great depression investment in our self one of the most profitable investments of the US government … ever.

What would be the outcome from a similar profit-and-loss calculation in current dollars—the kind Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, or better yet Andrew Carnegie would make—if we as a nation decided today that over the next 10 years, we would crisscross the entire Eastern seaboard from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean with the 300 to 400 mile-per-hour trains that China has; and then connect this network of trains to the Pacific Ocean. People in the Eastern seaboard could live in one state and commute to work, or go to school, two to four states away. In the West and South, a person could live in San Francisco and work in San Diego; or live in Houston and work in Atlanta.

What would be the expected response from corporate America, entrepreneurs, and even Wall Street if the contractors on these new rail projects could only bid using American steel, and other specified “made-in-America” products? What would be the net cost to the federal Treasury over this 10-year period, and beyond, of borrowing this entire 30 trillion dollars at current interest rates: if we factored into this calculation the domino-effect of the direct jobs created from such an undertaking? Does not one direct federally-supported job support about seven others in the private sector?

What about the supply chain that would have to accompany a national rebuilding on such a scale? What would be the additional short and long term benefits to the Treasury’s coffers, if someone could travel between New York City and Chicago in about the same time it takes to fly: when you add the enormous time we spend getting into and out of airports? Factor in all tunnels and bridges that would have to be built or retrofitted to accommodate high speed trains. What about all the concrete, and asphalt, steel, and stations, and all the connecting lines, and restaurants, and shopping centers, and on-and-on which would accompany this effort? And … what about our recent earthquake?

California is earthquake country; and except for our nuclear plants we are pretty much prepared for large earthquakes. But the 5.8 earthquake of August 23rd, whose epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, is a warning of a thousand trumpets that the entire eastern half of the country needs monumental earthquake retrofitting—and construction jobs ripple through the economy faster than any other kind of investment … a hundred times faster than tax cuts for the wealthy.

Japan received a triple-whammy: an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown caused by a loss of power to its generators. What would be the cost from doing nothing now for the US to recover from a triple or quadruple-whammy on the East Coast: another earthquake, tsunami, another Katrina, and nuclear meltdown all-in-one? Six percent of the entire US population lives within the evacuation zone of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in New York.

In fact, just like at Japan’s Fukushima plant, Virginia’s North Anna Nuclear Power Plant lost land power immediately following the earthquake; and one of its reserve generators did not work—in Eric Cantor’s District … who has been trying to gut the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Have we learned nothing from the nuclear meltdown in Japan?

Further, the North Anna plant and entire Eastern Seaboard was hit just four days later with a Category 1 hurricane named Irene [which began as a Category 3]. What if there had been a meltdown or radiation leak at any one of our nuclear plants across the Eastern seaboard? The self-inflicted fallout from this hurricane would have been far worse than any “dirty bomb” that the most optimistic terrorist could even dream of sneaking into the US and detonating. Even though Irene was further downgraded to a tropical storm before it left our country, its flooding has caused it to be financially the 4th most expensive natural disaster in US history—and Eric Cantor is already trying to hold FEMA funds as another hostage to be taken.

I am not a doom-and-gloom prophet, but the Lord has sent our nation now two clear warnings concerning its nuclear industry—Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown; and what could have happened as result of this earthquake and hurricane Irene. Just how far across the Eastern seaboard would the winds of Irene have rained radiation upon the American people from a leak? Michele Bachmann’s statements that the message from God to the nation from Irene has to do with “deficits and debt reduction” are insane; the message being sent from God has nothing to do with deficits.

Therefore, as an additional component to this 10-year high-speed rail plan, we simply must add to it a public-private partnership of a mandatory retrofitting of all of our US nuclear facilities.  America’s not broke; but her politics coming from one side of the isle in Congress are. Are cut, cap and balance worth all that they could eventually cost this nation in blood, treasure and tears? The time to rebuild the United States is now when the money is right.

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How Does The Money Really Work?

Here is something that may take the gurus from Wall Street, the CBO, and think-tanks of the right or left, and all the pundits and news commentators a while to figure out—the only way for the US government to completely freeze the federal cost of rebuilding America over the next 10 years, and to totally insulate this rebuilding program from any fluctuations in world markets, is to borrow and bank all of the cash required now—and to “Fort Knox” this money in such a way so that not only it must be spent; but that no future changes in Washington administrations, or Congressional makeup, or world events could ever derail this 10-year retrofitting plan.

American corporations have more than 2.5 trillion dollars in cash sitting on their books. Apple has more cash-on-hand than the federal government: something like 78 billion dollars. Corporate America is ready and eager for some deals. It is not uncertainty in the regulatory environment, or tax structure, which causes them to sit on all this cash. These are just political talking points. It is solely a lack of consumer demand. I don’t think like a politician, pundit or a preacher; I think like an entrepreneur … a pure capitalist with Biblical ethics. I see the United States as one gigantic real estate deal.

Capitalism will always rise to meet the needs of consumer demand; but not enough people are working in the US to require any expansion over current output capacity. Consumer regulations are merely a cost of doing business; and the cost of federal regulation is reflected in retail prices. It’s no big deal; the regulatory environment is always reflected in the bottom line. Capitalists are not ideologues … as all the wealthy converted Communists in China prove. Show a dollar to a capitalist, and one will be always be there to grab it … with or without tax breaks for the wealthy.

As to the investment markets of the world, they would gobble up an additional 30 trillion in US Treasury Bills in a heartbeat. And, because it would take a few years to spend the entire 30 trillion, we could borrow all of it now at today’s interest rates, and bank it—in banks that are required by new federal laws requiring them to use these deposits to lend to American small and medium-sized businesses [a small technicality overlooked in the Bush TARP bailout]. We could also borrow, and in the short-term invest in gold or other precious metals; the possibilities are endless when the will is present.

There is no laws that I am aware of that prohibits the US government from earning interest and fees on the money it borrows and deposits into banks; or would earn from acquisition of precious metals. If there are, change them. And, I have a strong suspicion that the Treasury and the Fed already know exactly how to charge our US banks a higher interest rate for these massive new deposits, than the world markets would charge us in interest to borrow the 30 trillion—so the Treasury would begin to make money on the deal before one rail of track is laid.

 In other words, the world will literally pay the United States to borrow their money to rebuild our nation to outcompete them!!! Every good real estate broker or investor understands the benefits of belonging to the OPM Cub—the “Other People’s Money” Club. Donald Trump is a master at this. He is now showing off his new $100,000,000 airplane—I bet you it’s leased. “Mr. Trump, show us your birth certificate … [woops] … I mean, show us the title deed to your new airplane.” I know some ministers of the Gospel who pay all cash for the airplanes they fly; just ask Senator Chuck Grassley.

However, in the scenario that I am presenting here, it would be impossible for the federal Treasury to experience any of the downturns that have led to all of the Trump bankruptcies, because the US Government would be in total control, not only of of creating these high speed rail projects, but also the contractors, who would have to hire the American workers; and buy the concrete, asphalt and steel, and other products from American companies; as well as the banks that would have to make the SBA or other loans to the subcontractors, suppliers, etc.

This is the reason that the cornerstone of this reinvestment strategy must be high speed rail, because it is both labor and material intensive; and will produce jobs almost immediately across the 21,000 miles in the 46 states where AMTRAK is at present. Amtrak was formed in 1971 by President Nixon. The federal government owns all of its preferred shares; while the railroads who contributed capital and equipment to the project, and upon whose tracks Amtrak runs, own its common stock: although these shares convey almost no benefits.

High speed rail is highly visible undertaking. And, it will be very easy to keep both the willing and unwilling in Washington, as well as the American people, focused on upon its completion over the long-haul. High speed rail will literally explode the best in American entrepreneurial innovation, in order to capture its endless possibilities: when the traveling consumer can cover great distances in a small amount of time, for a relatively small amount of money. I guarantee that even before the Treasury starts to make money in this deal, Republicans will be trying to privatize Amtrak—because becoming debt free is just a talking point; their real objective is to shrink government along right wing ideological lines, and deny President Obama a second term in office.

In addition, concerning this Rebuild America Investment Strategy, everybody at every level will be paying federal taxes annually—the direct jobs, plus the indirect jobs in the private sector, and the businesses, that would be right alongside to provide everything else these projects require—and none of these kinds of jobs can be outsourced.

What about the deficit-hawks? Let us return to our family corporation model. With our own personal money, during the initial stages of our economic recovery (within the context this model that parallels the debt structure of the US), the amount of corporate debt does not matter in the least—we only need to concern ourselves with its monthly payment. As we move toward doubling both our capacity and sales [our Gross Domestic Product (GDP)], we simply pay off the debt [our former and additional deficits] with our markedly increased volume of sales [our new federal tax revenue].

we as a nation must boldly incur new deficits—cheap money deficits—in order to create the real and lasting wealth that it will take to become totally debt free.

Here is a Word from the Lord:

“My people, saith the Lord. You must rebuild you nation … and more importantly, my nation … or the events that shall come upon the world shall prevent you from doing so in the future, saith the Lord. The only two options for accomplishing this task, in the monetary system that you are using, is to raise these massive sums of money by taxation or debt; but, to not make these required investments in yourself … or actually in me … is no option, saith the Lord.

“Has it never occurred to you that I am capable of controlling world markets? Do you not believe that the price of oil is in my hands, and not the hands of OPEC? To tax my people for this money would be too divisive; it would divide your nation. But, has it not also occurred to you that it has been I who has driven down interest rates across the world to enable you to rebuild this nation that I have established?

“Have I not said in my Word: ‘Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God’ (Job 22:21-26).

“For, if you will trust me … those of you who know me, and those of you who do not … you shall, indeed as a nation, and as a people, lay up gold as dust and have plenty of silver, saith the Lord; and in this decade you shall truly become debt free, saith the Lord.”

What if someone was so fortunate as to have raw crude oil bubbling out of their back yard, but did not have, or could not obtain, the money required to develop this new asset? This same highly blessed person could die in abject poverty, without his or her having a path of enablement to obtain the hundreds of millions of dollars needed for the drilling, piping, refining, shipping and pumping investments required in order to bring this crude to market. This oil will stay in the ground unless someone makes the investment—no investment, no profit—and paying off the credit card, or downsizing the budget, though laudable as goals will neither increase one’s income or assets.

Amtrak is this “raw crude” that will trigger the explosion in the US economy; but it will take even trillions in new investment dollars to bring this “crude” into a 21st century information age global marketplace. And, in so doing, a nation of 400 MPH trains will unleash the limitless innovation of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

I appreciate that this may sound a little bizarre, but in order to totally eliminate our existing deficits we must incur … all at once … massive new deficits—not in a Ponzi scheme—but in a well-structured, focused, multi-year program of tangible new wealth creation, designed to markedly increase, or even double, our GNP. Anybody that has ever earned any real money knows that it takes money to make money. Railroads were the bedrock of America’s first industrial revolution. Amtrak can easily and quickly fuel a second and far greater economic revolution in this nation; and we can begin now.

I am not going to second guess previous efforts to “stimulate” the economy by either the Bush or Obama Administrations. What is done is done. What I am espousing is not another “stimulus plan”, but a program of creating long-term, income producing, and asset-intensive wealth for this nation. A thirty billion investment over the next 10 years in high speed rail by the US government—even with borrowed money—will easily produce 100 billion of tangible public, income producing wealth … the kind of physical assets that the American people can see; and any real estate appraiser could valuate.

Only the Lord could have dealt this kind of hand to our nation. But …

Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)

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The Spiritual Law Of Offerings

I have explained above, in natural terms, what the United States must do; but in order to show you why this will work, I must take you inside the kingdom of God, and reveal The Spiritual Law Of Offerings. Everything in the kingdom of God requires a seed … and a seed of “like kind”. We see this first in the Bible in the Law of Genesis, which is: The seed of a thing is inside the thing; and everything reproduces after its kind.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day (Genesis 1:11-13).

In the kingdom of God, everything reproduces after its kind. Everything is a seed; and every seed produces a harvest of similar material … multiplied … and irrespective of whether the seed is good seed, or bad seed. Well, some may say, “I don’t believe in this religious stuff; I opt out”. Gravity works for those who believe in it, as well as those who believe not. A non-believer will be just as dead as a believer, if they both walk off the roof of a 10-story building. Jesus said that all of us are pressed into the kingdom of God … it is the basic law of sowing and reaping.

The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it (Luke 16:16).

How does this law operate to meet the economic needs of a nation or a people? It is so simple:

a.       Have a need;

b.      Receive an instruction from the Bible or a prophet;

c.       Give an offering by sowing a seed;

d.      Receive your harvest from the Lord.

 None of this is at all complicated. Let us see this in the Bible; here are three examples.

From the ministry of Elijah

And the word of the LORD came unto him [the prophet Elijah], saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee [Elijah receives a Word from the Lord]. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand [Elijah gives her two instructions; in order to turn around her economic situation, he has to get her to sow a seed].

And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die [the widow’s economy is in a deep depression]. And Eli'jah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son [the prophet gives the widows a third instruction].

For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth [the Lord through His prophet gives this widow a promise of abundance for her obedience]. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah [she was obedient to the prophet’s instructions, and sowed a seed in the midst of her economic depression]: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail [a multiplied harvest came as a result], according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah (1 Kings 17:8-16).

From the ministry of Jesus

And when it was evening, his [Jesus’] disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals [the people had a need Jesus’ disciples could not meet]. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes [but the disciples had a seed]. He said, Bring them hither to me [the instruction of a prophet … Jesus did not minister as the Son of God].

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake [blessing comes from the Lord; Jesus received the seed, blessed and multiplied it], and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled [a multiplied harvest]: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children [a crowd of 20,000 fed from five loaves and two fishes] (Matthew 14:15-21).

The principles that I am espousing also work with borrowed money … debt … and deficits.

From the ministry of Elisha

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen [she is a widow with a massive debt problem in a down economy]. And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house [the prophet’s real question is ‘Do you have any seed’]? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil [the only thing she had became her seed].

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few [the instruction from the prophet was for the woman to get out of debt, by incurring massive new debt]. And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full [she is to use her massive new debt to create tangible new wealth]. So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out [she was obedient to the word of the prophet].

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full [the Lord multiplied the seed], that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed [the miracle did not stop until the Lord had filled all of the vessels with substantial new wealth created directly from the massive new debt]. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest [the miracle created by sowing into a Word of the Lord paid-off the old debt, the new debt, and left enough to live on] (2 Kings 4:1-7).

By the Word of the Lord recorded in the Bible, the outcome shall be no different for the United States than it was for this widow, if we incur massive new debt for the express purpose of creating massive new wealth, by crisscrossing the country with high speed rail. And, like this widow, over the next 10 years the BLESSING OF THE LORD shall cause the United States to become totally debt free. Stimulus plans of the past under two Administrations were designed to “stimulate” the private sector into creating wealth for itself, in the process of which it would need to create new jobs as a means of securing its own new wealth. These efforts did stabilize the financial markets, and stopped the hemorrhaging of lost jobs; but American corporations are not creating any new wealth … at least at home.

This Bible-based Investment Strategy To Rebuild America empowers the American people, themselves, to create vast new national wealth for the nation, through Amtrak, which the people already own. This new national wealth will have the impact on the Federal Treasury of a Hoover Dam or space program. Amtrak will easily become another NASA in its financial impact on America.

So, I say this again, that because there is no vision in the Republican party, the Tea Party, or the Christian right for them to allow WHAT GOD MUST ACCOMPLISH in the United States FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL until Jesus comes, the Lord has had to raise up a president, and an administration who—like David—has a heart after the things of God; and who will do all of His will—which is to rebuild America with cheap money. This is all for the sake of the Gospel! [I too am evangelical.]

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Try Locating President Obama In The Scriptures

‘If what you are saying is so, Pastor Taylor, then show me President Obama in the Scriptures; and what about the self-described “shellacking” that he took in the 2010 elections?’ … You really are asking very good questions.

I will not take the space, but Jesus found Himself in the Scriptures (Luke 4:16-21; where He quoted from Isaiah 61:1-2); and so did the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:5). As for President Obama, God has got the President in the palm of His hand. He has placed His Spirit upon him; and Jesus lives in his heart.

The king's heart [including presidents or prime ministers] is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will (Proverbs 21:1).

Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm (1 Chronicles 16:22; Psalms 105:15).

Are you saying, Pastor, that the President is an anointed prophet of God? First of all, a “prophet” of the Lord does not have to be “spooky” or crazy: as some claimants recently in the news apparently are. No one counterfeits a three dollar bill … because there are no real three dollar bills. False prophets are merely an imitation of real ones. A true prophet, whether they are conscious of this calling or not, simply speaks the heart of God over a nation. I am standing in this office as I write this blog post.

In order to locate the President in the Scriptures [which I first did in 2008: having never heard of Barack Obama before this], simply listen to the words that continually come out of his mouth. President Obama’s words are prophetic. He has the audacity and authenticity to consistently, and in every situation, speak words full of faith, vision and hope; and love for this nation. Inside the Bible—hope is the title deed of faith; and without faith no one can please God. And, faith works by love.

Now faith is the substance [the vision, assurance, and title deed] of things hoped for [with an earnest, intense expectation with an outstretched neck], the evidence [conviction of their reality] of things not seen. … But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:1, 6).

… [B]ut faith which worketh by love (Galatians 5:6).

Compare the President’s words with the words, and talking points, that consistently come out of the mouths of the Republican leadership in Congress; the Tea Party-infected right wing; the Fox News-programmed Christian right; and all of the declared and potential Republican presidential candidates. Their words are bankrupted; as are their hearts, and failed policies. Remember, ”This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”

“But, Pastor Taylor, we’ve got you now; no one can look into the heart of another person”. That simply is not true. Jesus told the Sadducees [sad-u-see] of His day—who, by the way, were the most right wing conservative political party in Israel—that, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:29). We can definitely—by the spiritual laws that Jesus revealed—get a clear look into what is in the heart in abundance of any person: because out of the abundance of the heart his or her mouth will speak. Garbage in; garbage out.

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:34-37}.

Jesus teaches us here that a man or woman whose heart is evil cannot speak good things, for the words of our mouths come out of what is in our hearts in abundance. The Republican prognostications of doom and gloom, and [self-inflicted] financial disaster, and all of the cheap shots at the President [his love for America, his birthplace, his faith in Jesus, and on-and-on], therefore, according to Jesus Himself proceed out of a human heart that is evil—and many of those most guilty of this, themselves, profess to be Christians … Christians who toward the President constantly walk outside of the only Commandment Jesus gave us: and that is love.

And he [Jesus] called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are the things which defile a man (Matthew 15:10-11:18-20) … [Mark’s version of Jesus’ statement] … For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness (Mark 7:21-22)

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he; and that which he continually meditates upon in the abundance of his heart he will be changed into, and will surely come out of his mouth. This is an unchangeable spiritual law. And, it gets worse.

The talking points of the Republican leadership, and candidates, proceed from hell itself. As an example, Texas Governor Rick Perry holds a 33,000 attendee Christian prayer meeting on one day; and slanders President Obama, questions his love for America, and questions his role as commander-in-chief of our military forces only a few days later. Perry’s slanders do not proceed from Jesus, the Bible, or the Father. Governor Perry is not accountable to me; he can say or do whatever he wants. But, I will not allow him to continually trash the President, and hide behind Jesus at the same time. Jesus won’t either. If you are bold and really want to locate the President in the Scriptures, then, when no one is looking, read Romans 13:1-5.

Has Governor Perry never read?

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king [honor your head-of-state: which includes presidents and prime ministers] (1 Peter 2:17). … If you love me, keep my commandments.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (John 13:35).

Jesus did not say here that His disciples should have love “one for another”; He said their love should be “one to another”—and no one can have love “to” someone, unless they take that love directly to them. This is especially so with the words of our mouths … again, which proceed directly out of our hearts. Therefore unquestionably, by the standards that Jesus set for His disciples, President Obama is one of the most committed Christians, and godly men, in Washington, because you cannot make him speak evil of the very Republican obstructionists that trash him constantly.

Here are other Scriptural examples of Republicans and the Tea Party feeding at the synagogue of Satan, by the words that they continually speak; and the strife and polarization they have infected the nation with, since Barack Obama has been president.

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell … 

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace (James 3: 5-6; 13-18).

 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God [by the garbage you allow to come out of your mouth], whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you (Ephesians 4:28-32).

So much for the tongue. Concerning the 2010 elections, here is what really happened during and since this self-described “shellacking” that the President took—the Lord has simply shown to the world how much He loves him.

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth [corrects],and scourgeth [whips] every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby (Hebrews 12:5-11).

God, as a loving Father, has been preparing this son of His love, which is already in the White House, to fulfill the destiny and purpose for which he was created; and which destiny shall not manifest fully until his second term in office. I do not presume to know what that destiny is—but I do know that part of it has to do with his rebuilding America, for its God-ordained position among the nations in the last days.

Israel wanted a king, and Republicans want budget cuts; but the Lord has another mind-set entirely … because only He knows the future. What God will have for His Glory—and already has in the White House—is a war-time president with the vision of Abraham Lincoln, when he built the trans-continental railroad amidst spiraling Civil War deficits … without which the industrial revolution that followed the Civil War could never have occurred. Herbert Hoover had a similar vision when he signed the appropriations bill to begin building the Hoover Dam in 1930; and I have already discussed the enormous direct and indirect benefits to the federal Treasury from its construction.

President Obama has studied extensively concerning Abraham Lincoln and his presidency. Their management styles are very similar; as President Lincoln was not at all heavy-handed. His management style was to lead mostly by giving a suggestion, rather than a direct order. Lincoln’s majesty in the Oval Office would drive today’s Washington nuts. And, here is something that the Christian right will probably not like, but any in this segment of the Church that understand how the anointing of God is transferred will have to admit—when President Obama took the Oath of Office with his hand on the Lincoln Bible, the anointing of President Lincoln came upon him to spiritually stand in the office of President of the United States … with the same anointing of God upon him to build this nation as was on President Lincoln.

President Obama, thus has both a legal right and a spiritual empowerment to stand in the office of President—whether he fully understands this or not; and my guess … purely a guess … that he does not fully understand the two entitlements to his Office. But, I understand it; and those of us in the Church who covet God’s anointing should readily understand this. The President’s legal authority was given to him by the American people; he had 9 million more votes than John McCain [whereas President Bush had half a million fewer votes than Al Gore]. But President’s spiritual authority to be president proceeds directly from God. So, I repeat again:

 Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm (1 Chronicles 16:22; Psalms 105:15).

Concerning President Lincoln, I might add that Lincoln’s two major economic achievements as a wartime president—The Pacific Railways Act and Homestead Act, both of 1862—each passed Congress solely because all of his right wing opposition to these measures had joined the Confederacy. With a realization that he had to pay for the war that he was forced into, Lincoln also created the first US income tax laws; established our national banking system, and created the Department of Agriculture and National Academy of the Sciences, and established our first land grant universities. I thought Lincoln was a Republican … ?

However, concerning the American electorate, because today’s Republicans are so steeped in a dogma that does not proceed from either the heart of God, the Word of God, or the Spirit of God, the Lord has had to also teach the American voter the perils of a divided government. This is not only so the American voters will return President Obama to a second term in office, but in order for them to give him back the speaker’s gavel in the House of Representatives, and a filibuster-proof majority in the United States Senate: which the President did not have during his first two years in office. This is what the Lord will do, if Democrats have the gravitas to let the wisdom of God back into their party. How?

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How Can Democrats Win The Next Three Presidential Elections?

Exactly how can Democrats win the next three presidential elections? … By obeying this single Scripture.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

And, the Lord is not even requiring all Democrats to name the name of Jesus as a personal savior … although this would be eternally profitable; and is highly recommended. All that is required is to consult the Bible as a handbook of spiritual law; and simply work the techniques that are revealed in the Book—many of which Republicans already know about; and have been using them to whip the heads of Democrats for some time now.

Here is the outline of An Investment Strategy To Rebuild America.

1.       1. Get a vision to rebuild America for the next 10 years; and it needs to be huge because the Lord will receive no glory from a vision that even Democrats and Republicans working together can presently see how to accomplish. 

Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18) 

2.      2. Write the vision for America’s transformation over the next 10 years—note: I most assuredly did not say have President Obama write the vision—I said for a coalition of Democrats to write the vision—better yet: take my vision—[and for God’s sake, stay away from unproductive “agendas” and divisive social issues, which will become as nonproductive as the Tea Party]. 

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry (Habakkuk 2:2-3). 

My Vision For America Over The Next 10 Years 

n  Make Amtrak the finest high speed rail system in the world.

n  Crisscross the entire Eastern seaboard from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean with 300 to 400 mph trains; and connect this network to the Pacific Ocean.

n  Retrofit the entire the entire Eastern half of the country for the earthquake they think is not coming.

n  Retrofit every nuclear plant in the US; and phase out or discontinue those whose evacuation zones are wholly unrealistic.

n  Add an infrastructure bank or other such projects as needed or desired; but the essence and cornerstone of this plan, first, is high speed rail; and, second, is to retrofit public buildings for earthquake safety.

n  Borrow and bank all of the money required of the federal government to complete its 10-year commitment to this retrofitting plan at today’s extremely low interest rates; so as to totally insulate this rebuilding of America from future fluctuations in US or world markets.

n  Stay focused until its completion—irrespective of world events.

 3. Speak the vision continually; because by spiritual law enunciated by Jesus, we all will have whatever we repeatedly speak with our mouths, out of the abundant good treasure of our hearts. Talking points are actually in the Bible; and none of us can change that. But what carries far more weight than the trash talk of the political ideologues on the right, is to discern, and then to constantly speak the will of the Lord over this nation. This is what carries weight in the kingdom of God [which includes heaven; but is far greater than heaven]; and with God’s holy angels, whose job it is to bring our words to pass in the natural realm,. 

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23).  

Faith-filled words are the most powerful force in the universe … spoken in prayer, and into the atmosphere. Jesus says in the above passage that the words that we continually speak without doubt, believing in our hearts that these words shall come to pass, shall inevitably be manifested into the earth realm … we will have whatever we continually say.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you,That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:35-37}.

We are justified or condemned by the good or evil treasure of our hearts, when the fruit of what we have been speaking is harvested.

Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure (Psalms 103:20-21).

It is the angels of God that bring our words to pass, when we give a “voice” to God’s word, or his will.

4.       4. Execute the vision on a daily basis. Remained focused … for years. Consider the patience [and daily power] of Grover Norquist, and his anti-tax pledge that he has gotten almost all Republicans to sign. Watch Michele Bachmann; she thoroughly understands these principles of staying on message—even to the point of both looking like, and sounding like, a wound up Barbie Doll. Bless her heart.

 [I am only calling the conservative Christian right back to the Bible, and the heart of God, in the areas where they are missing it. But, they are my brothers and sisters; and much of what I am espousing in this blog post I learned from them … and we have the same eternal destiny. But, the Bible-belt is also the old Confederacy: and there is still a residue of remaining nonsense.]

 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).

5. Construct a detailed plan of response for deadlock in the Super Committee. In the near term—and this is most critical—construct a detailed plan of response for the pre-programmed and almost certain failure of the Congressional Select Budget Committee this coming November and December; and determine along with the President—AND ANNOUNCE—in whose congressional districts all of the January cuts are to be made if they become necessary. Israel wanted a king; they got King Saul. If Republicans really want cuts in government spending; let all of it come out of their Congressional Districts! 

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind (Hosea 8:7).

 The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits (2 Timothy 2:6).

The story of David and Goliath is not in the Bible just to take up space. He understood as a shepherd boy that when there is a tormenting giant in either your life, or the life of your nation, you do not run from it: you run at it! Take the time to actually read 1 Samuel 17 [read it at www.searchgodsword.org if, God forbid, you don’t have a Bible]. If Democrats do not thoroughly understand how a 17-year old shepherd boy changed the course of a nation with his mouth, a sling shot, and 5 smooth stones—although he only needed one [Goliath had four brothers]—you cannot prevail in this plan or any plan; and have lost both the battle and the war before you start.

6.       6. Use the triggering mechanism contained in the Debt Ceiling Bill until Republicans cry “uncle”. Republican brinksmanship was highly successful in the 2010 lame duck session; and in the recent budget “deal”. Why should they change what is working for them? John Boehner said he got 98% of what he wanted. Mitch McConnell said the debt ceiling was a “hostage worth ransoming”. But, all bullies are really cowards at heart. As children, we all learned in the wrestling matches of life, that when you get a choke hold on your brother or sister, best friend or a real opponent, you hang on until he or she cries “uncle”.

What is “uncle” for this crop of Republican bullies [I won’t use the “T” word]? The cries of surrender that mean “uncle” to this crop of politicians is: “we love government”; and “we need the federal government … especially in our districts”. You do not negotiate with a bully, you have to stop a bully; and if you thoroughly whip one, most will eventually ask to become your friend.

Interview Chris Matthews, and find out exactly how Tip O’Neill, as speaker of the House of Representatives, was able to cut deal after deal with Ronald Reagan. O’Neill’s staff (which Matthews was a member of) ran against the congressional districts of Republicans. Every substandard bridge, road, airport, and defect within their district that only government could fix was made available to the voters of the district, and any other interested party. One of a politician’s greatest fears is to be called onto the carpet for inadequacies within their own districts.

When Moses was at the Red Sea looking at the dust of Pharaoh’s coming army in the distance, he asked the Lord [paraphrased], “Lord, what are you going to do?” And the Lord said [again paraphrased], “Son, you have asked the wrong question. The real question is: what are you going to do? What is in your hand? … What have I already given you? … A rod? … I think that it definitely would be in your best interest, and in the interest of my people who you are leading, to stretch forth the only weapon that is in your possession?”

And, we all know the result: when Moses stretched forth his rod, that was all that he had in his hand, the Red Sea parted; and a pathway was opened for Israel’s deliverance—and that same Red Sea became the burial ground of Pharaoh’s army. [For complete account, see Exodus 14.]

The triggering mechanism contained in the Debt Ceiling Bill is the only “rod” that the Democrats have in their hands to prevent this coming third Republican pre-planned Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, debt “massacres”. These triggering mechanisms are enough—if, like Moses, Democrats stretch forth the rod of their deliverance that the Lord has given them. And, again like Moses, this rod will be sufficient not only to open a pathway for the “big deal” that the President wants; but this same “trigger-rod” will drown the Republican brinksmanship, at least in the near term, that has so polarized Washington and the nation. It will also totally transform the 2012 election debate from deficits to “build-baby-build”. 

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The Rod That Is In The Hand Of Democrats

 Expect both the House and the Senate to “filibuster” the President’s September jobs package by one means or another. The House is likely to pass nothing the President wants; and the Republicans on the Super Committee have all signed the Grover Norquist anti-tax increase pledge. The Republican leadership has already begun the precise execution of their Super Committee “script”.

They have “signaled” in their new talking points that between September and November there will not be enough “time” for the Committee to look at long-term deficits, budget cuts, and revenue increases through tax reform; so, guess what, the next sacrificial lambs on the Republican’s carving table are Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—and the planned slaughter of each is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. [Eric Cantor has just added that FEMA funds spent on disaster relief from the hurricane, Irene (and all other disasters), must be offset by other “savings” in federal spending.] Wake-up, Democrats, this is not rocket science.

 As the father of our nation [and you need to see him as a father], President Obama will again do for the American people, when he is faced with the only two options of “bad” and “disastrous”, that he would do for his own girls—he will make the very best deal that he can for the nation; and live to fight another day. Why? Because he’s weak? No. Because his party gives him no cover! The President is a finesse basketball player; he is no Charles Barkley. Every Democrat needs to mentally sit in his office behind his desk; and attempt to see the world through his eyes. I have.

The solution is so simple: just calculate where the 1.5 billion in cuts that the Super Committee is supposed to agree upon by November 23rd, in what the Debt Bill calls “security spending” [and even other discretionary spending], that if the Super Committee doesn’t cut a deal will be made by the President [with no checks or balances from Republicans] on January 1, 2012 in the districts of the Republican leadership, and Tea Party members’ districts, that would it take for these Republicans to unanimously cry:  

“Uncle. We love the federal government; and especially the federal money that’s spent in out districts. Please, please, please [make them sing like James Brown] don’t cut this federal money out of MY DISTRICT”?

Get to know some poker players; you have to raise the ante. YOU MUST RAISE THE ANTE. If Democrats want the Select Committee to give the President 98% of what he wants over a 10-year budget deal—and 25% revenue increases is not enough—then Democrats have until about November 1st to uncover every pothole and substandard bridge in these congressional districts; put it on the web; AND concur with the President exactly where these cuts can actually occur IN REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS without actually jeopardizing national security.

If Democrats want to send a different kind of shock wave throughout Washington and the nation, on November 1st, send out sixty-day “precautionary pink slips [like teachers get]” from the respective federal agencies for January 1st cuts in facilities located in these key Republican congressional and senatorial districts—reality-check 101—and the American people (except in these districts) will proclaim, “Yah; give it to them, Mr. President!” And, I guarantee, the affected people in these key districts WILL MOST DEFINITELY give these Republican gangbusters their own reality-check.

Not only will the President get 98% of ANY 10-YEAR BUDGET DEAL that he wants—with more tax revenue increases than he needs; and simultaneously wipe the smirk off of Eric Cantor’s face—but he [actually we] can also have at the same time a massive TEN YEAR REBUILD AMERICA WITH CHEAP MONEY DEAL that could produce millions of actual jobs before the 2012 elections. Whatever is in the President’s September jobs plan is can be part of the first phase of implementation.

Concerning Representative Eric Cantor, House Majority Whip, the 5.8 earthquake of August 23rd was prophetic. Over many years I have consistently looked as to whether the hand of God is visibly at work in everything I consider. There are approximately 1300 earthquakes in the United States each year between 5.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale; so, only this earthquake’s location was unique. The epicenter of this earthquake was in Mineral, Virginia—in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District—the district of Eric Cantor—who, again, wants to gut the budget of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and in whose district Virginia’s North Anna Nuclear Power Plant lost land power immediately following the earthquake. Like Japan, one of North Anna’s reserve generators did not work.

The prophetic message I received from the Lord concerning Eric Cantor is this … which I set forth from the Spirit of God—and do not take likely attributing this message as being from the Lord, Himself:

“That like as the epicenter of this earthquake was in the district of Eric Cantor; it has been Eric Cantor that has been at the epicenter of all of the divisiveness in the Congress since President Obama has been in office. And, because Eric Cantor is Jewish, saith the Lord, I am judging him by My Covenant with Abraham; specifically …  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).

“And, Virginia’s 7 Congressional District, saith the Lord, like New York’s 26th Congressional District, I have given to the Democrats … if one of them is bold enough to take it—by recall, or in the general election. It depends upon how fast you want it, saith the Lord.”

So what is the Lord saying to the Republican Party [paraphrased; and not a direct quote]?

He who is not for me is against me. I have not abandoned you; you have abandoned me, and mine anointed, whom I have set into the White House. In your face … with love!

I was also a basketball player … one with Jordan’s finesse and Barkley’s power … at least in my dreams.  I actually raised four sons on the books of another basketball player, who is one of the prime movers in the Christian right, Dr. James Dobson of Focus On The Family. I listened to him daily on the radio for at least 12 years. This blog post, and the Investment Strategy to Rebuild America , are merely adaptations of three of his books on child-rearing that I highly recommend: Love Must Be Tough; Parenting Is Not For Cowards; and Dare To Discipline. The principles that he espouses in these books will keep anyone from rearing “brats” in children—or in political parties.

But concerning triggering-mechanisms in the Debt Ceiling Bill, this rod of deliverance, first, comes from the Lord; and, second, will be enough to get the job done … if Democrats are humble enough to receive it; and bold enough to put it into execution. The Lord has transferred the game of “chicken” to the other foot … or to the other political Party.

If enough Democrats can persuade to President to announce by November 1st where and in whose congressional districts these budget cuts are going to occur come January 1st, then the Select Committee MUST VOTE out the “PRESIDENT’S PLAN” by November 23rd … a plan that Republicans now intend to deadlock on; and the Congress MUST VOTE up or down [with no  opportunity to amend] whatever comes out of the Select Committee by December 23rd: a week before the President would have to make good on the pink slips.

With the Russian roulette now pointed in the other direction—at the congressional districts of the Tea Party, and Republican leadership: who have squeezed this nation twice with glee—will these Republicans throw their own districts to the wind, off the cliff, or under the bus? Let’s find out.

No; these same Republicans, I say, will give the President 98% of EVERYTHING he wants on EVERY SUBJECT: because as I have said, all bullies really are cowards at heart. And, the intense pressure that will from their constituents to prevent these cuts in federal money to be spent in their own districts, coupled with the threats of primary challenges resulting from these cuts, will cause “songs of uncle in three-part harmony”. How can I say this?—I really have never left the Bible.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth [including nations and political parties], that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind (Hosea 8:7)

 I have studied President Obama since the 2008 election season; and this proposal is not likely to sit well with him—at least at first—because his basic personality is one of conciliation, and not confrontation. [I, obviously, have a different personality gift.] But, I bet you that Malia and Sasha could cut this deal with dad in a heartbeat. Why? Because he loves them. And because as Chuck Todd has said of the President … “He is a radical pragmatist”.

Democrats, just love on the President until for the good of the country he melts: as he will. Republicans can and will run against him in 2012; but only a united Democratic Party can stop them from taking the country hostage again, and ruining the holiday season for the entire nation. And again … like David … you don’t run from a giant; you run at a giant.

7.       7. Cancel out the “Donald Trumps and Rick Perrys” of the Republican Party before they gain a foothold. And while I’m on the subject, why let Rick Perry become another Donald Trump: who with his birtherism, and other crazy statements, did nothing more than milk the bandwidth of advertising money out of a 24-hour ratings-based news cycle—the more outrageous the political statements: the more TV news coverage is given by the talking heads; and the more TV coverage by the talking heads, the more ad revenue is generated for the news organizations … all for free to the candidate. Shut him up now. The actual figures on job creation in Texas [from the Bureau of Labor Statistics] are these: there has been a net gain since June of 2009 of 75,000 jobs in Texas; but during this same period of time the private sector has shed 40,000 jobs, and the PUBLIC SECTOR has gained 115,000 jobs.

Democrats are allowing Governor Perry to boast as a small government conservative about Texas adding 115,000 in GOVERNMENT JOBS; when he is actually a big-government conservative that loves federal money: as many of these jobs came as a direct result of Obama’s stimulus package.  Texas also has highest percentage in the nation of residents with no health insurance; leads the nation in uninsured people; leads the nation in executions, and the amount of toxic chemicals released into our water systems; and ties Mississippi for the highest percentage of low wage jobs. Governor Perry would become another King Saul in office. Just threaten to close one military or space installation in Texas—“redeploy” is the military phrase—and this tough Texan will cry like a baby.   

8.       8. Develop and Early Response Unit within the DNC. It would not take but 15 to 20 people in some corner of the DNC, or in a PAC or other group, to provide the research to reek absolute havoc on the obstructionists in Congress—and without making a single false statement, or running the kind of deceitful and misleading ads that are the hallmark of Republican politics. Like Moses, ‘Democrats what is in your hand?’ Use it or lose it; information and truth is power.

9.       9. Concede no district to Republicans. Concede no district in 2012 to Republicans, who care more about millionaires and billionaires, and right wing social issues, than actually putting Americans back to work. This is so because any improvement in the economy would be on Obama’s watch; and he would receive the credit. Run serious candidates in EVERY DISTRICT; RUN AGAINST ERIC CANTOR NOW. And, remember the voters in Wisconsin who spent the winter standing in the snow; and came within one seat of taking back a majority in the state’s Senate.

Wisconsin Democrats took charge of their own destiny; Congressional Democrats need to do the same. Repeal Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, and Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, as soon as state law allows. Do not wait for the 2012 elections. This is NOT the President’s job; he’s got enough on his plate. He will be there when we need him. It is the Democratic Party that must have the courage to seize these times. Remember New York’s 26th Congressional District. No one marched for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He had to have the courage to put his own shoe leather behind his convictions.

10.    10. Stay on message as a party.

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The Power Of Agreement And Staying On Message

Jesus said unto his disciples, Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19). One of the spiritual laws that He has established is the power of messaging—talking points in today’s political terms.

Republicans understand this big time; and continually rehearse and re-rehearse the same script. Democrats have been much too sophisticated to do the same; and the 2010 elections prove the power of political messaging—even with false information. Wake up Democrats. No people can walk in unison to promote a common cause unless they all can hear the sound of the same drumbeat. Haven’t we heard every Republican in Congress say repeatedly, “We do not have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem”? Most people who hear the “big lie” often enough will begin to believe it.

Democrats can only change the national debate from what it has been the last two years by speaking in unison a more potent message, like … “Let’s rebuild America now … and here’s how”.  Then espouse one basic plan: not fifty different plans. What about the deficits? There is not one American alive that cares a whit about our deficits, if it means he or she does not have a j-o-b.

What do you suppose the outcome of the debt-ceiling debate would have been had virtually every Democrat in both houses at the conclusion of every speech on the floor, or television interview, would have said, “Where are the jobs, Mr. Boehner?” Just six words spoken in unison by every Democrat since January 2011, when John Boehner received the speaker’s gavel, would have totally changed the entire outcome of the debt-ceiling debate. This is the power of agreement that Jesus taught [and I am intentionally ignoring the fact that Jesus was actually talking about the power of agreement in prayer … and the prayer of agreement of only two people].

I have recently heard members of the Congressional Black Caucus complaining that their members have submitted jobs bills that they cannot get out of committee. What would Martin Luther King have done? He would have picketed their houses. Trust me, you would only have to take a thousand “brothas” with their crocked hats, baggy clothes, and pants falling off of their butts into these dignified white neighborhoods ONCE, where these House committee chairmen live, and the Congressional Black Caucus can get any bill out of committee that they want. That does not mean that any will pass the House; but I guarantee you that these bills will come up for a vote … and John Boehner has got a house too.

And he [Jesus] spake a parable unto them … saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me (Luke 18:1-5).

Although this parable of Jesus is actually about the power of unceasing prayer, it also illustrates the principle that … “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. In the Tea Party, a highly focused but relatively small group of committed individuals have changed the entire debate in America from “jobs and growth” to “deficits and cuts” in federal spending … and the fruit of their efforts was seen in the 2010 elections. If the Tea Party could put a few people into the streets with their narrow-focused ideological message, then An Investment Strategy to Rebuild America, jobs now, and “build-baby-build” will pull millions of Americans out into the streets with a far more compelling message.

Have we learned nothing from the “Arab Spring”: that has spilled over into summer? Where do you suppose they learned their methods of non-violent protests? Is the Republican leadership and Tea Party greater than Hosni Mubarak or Col. Muammar Gaddafi? It was the moral persuasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches that has earned him a Memorial among presidents—not simply the eloquence of his delivery. It was the moral persuasion of his leadership of an oppressed people to act in a non-violent unison that has earned him this Memorial. Do not most of us still hear in our very spirits his talking points, “Free at last; free at last. Thank God, Almighty; we’re free at last”?

Because Republicans have no plan to actually put people back to work—and do not intend to have one, or allow one to pass the Congress, as long as Barack Obama is President—they have simply, with the nation’s acquiescence, redefined America’s economic problems from a lack of jobs to one of deficits; too much federal spending; and a lack of leadership by the President. How have they achieved this? By the power of political messaging; and it matters not that every cut in federal spending in this economy directly puts more American federal and state government workers out of work and into unemployment lines, and further exacerbates the downturn in our economy. Democrats can take back all of this—if they have the collective will; and a vision as to how to get it done.

A consistent message, therefore, requires a vision that will compel voters; and a vision requires hope. But there can be no hope without a plan … and a big one indeed. Dr. King literally infected this nation with a vision that is still alive and well. As is set forth above, there are gargantuan and direct economic benefits from this Investment Strategy to Rebuild America—which has as its cornerstone connecting the United States everywhere with 400 mph high speed trains. Other than its costs, who could question the outcome of such a plan? However, the direct inflow of federal tax revenue from such a program of concentrated national expansion, would far exceed the actual cost of getting it done. Crunch some numbers; do a cost-benefit analysis. Take this plan or construct a larger one.

Democrats: get a vision; and like Dr. King … infect the nation with it. Let God and His principles back into your party; and the next three presidential elections are yours.

Pastor Walter James Taylor

Standing in the office of a prophet

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Summary Of An Investment Strategy To Rebuild America

1.                 1. Get a vision to rebuild America.

2.                       2. Write the vision for America’s transformation.

3.                      3.Speak the vision continually.

4.              4. Execute the vision on a daily basis.

5.                      5. Construct a detailed plan of response for Super Committee deadlock.

6.                      6. Use the triggering mechanism contained in the Debt Ceiling Bill until Republicans cry “uncle”.

7.                      7. Cancel out the “Donald Trumps and Rick Perrys” of the Republican Party before they gain a foothold.

8.              8. Develop and Early Response Unit within the DNC.

9.                      9. Concede no district to Republicans; and remove Cantor now.

10.          10. Stay on message as a party.

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 My Vision For America Over The Next 10 Years 

n  Make Amtrak the finest high speed rail system in the world.

n  Crisscross the entire Eastern seaboard from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean with 300 to 400 mph trains; and connect this network to the Pacific Ocean.

n  Retrofit the entire the entire Eastern half of the country for the earthquake they think is not coming.

n  Retrofit every nuclear plant in the US; and phase out or discontinue those whose evacuation zones are wholly unrealistic.

n  Add an infrastructure bank or other such projects as needed or desired; but the essence and cornerstone of this plan, first, is high speed rail; and, second, is to retrofit public buildings for earthquake safety.

n  Borrow and bank all of the money required of the federal government to complete its 10-year commitment to this retrofitting plan at today’s extremely low interest rates; so as to totally insulate this rebuilding of America from future fluctuations in US or world markets.

n  Stay focused until its completion—irrespective of world events.