I have been asked by numerous people what I have been thinking since the primary loss of August 18 and feel like I should share my thoughts.
In sum: nothing has changed and the essential truths remain the same.
After observing the incumbent directly to a fellow legislator in an open, televised House committee hearing, God repeatedly brought 1 Samuel 17:45-47 to my mind. Those key verses remain fixed and invariant.
I was clearly told that this was a David versus Goliath fight, the Church versus the Casino, and this has not changed one bit. If anything, the primary campaign served to further elucidate the incumbent’s character defects all the more.
But I also know that my God never fails. We know with certainty that Goliath will be defeated. We know that I did not win the primary but since Goliath is still in office, the Church must continue its fight.
Maybe Randy will be defeated in the General Election? Maybe the Lord’s plan was for me just to expose him and reveal more of who he is? Maybe the Church has seen enough of his character to know that they cannot vote for him? I do not know; we will have to see.
But another thing that has been clear to me is that God orchestrates everything for His reasons. All we need to do is remain in prayer, follow His lead and we will see his perfect, pre-ordained results and marvel at His perfection.
One thing related to all of that is that our family has been involved in living history for approximately 10 years, all focused on our nation’s founding, pre-1840.
I recognize that this long-standing personal love for the Founders and our Constitution is part of who I am and was instilled in me for “such a time as this”. Reading early American history, studying the Constitution and reading the Founders was just something I have always done, part of my past-times and hobbies.
That bring me to what I also see is the next stage of my life: I really think that the Church has to become much more involved in politics and we need to see it as one of our essential roles. We have to follow all levels of government closely and encourage our members to take active roles.
Tying these things all together brings me to the books I will be giving to you (or have given to you).
One book is on the 1st amendment and the court decisions that have resulted in the moral decay of our country. The second book presents what the Founders said would make good government and references scripture as to what God says we must have in our leaders. And a 3rd book is what the Founders said was essential and God-given about our 2nd amendment rights.
I have been gifting and will continue to gift these books to anyone in South Brevard who wants to help restore our nation’s Providential heritage.
I hear a clarion call that we must have a reawakening in our Church.
I am convinced that the only way to save our country is to return to having God-fearing, faith-based public servants in all levels of government and basing their decisions on Truth and Word. Are we encouraging our members to become involved in politics? Does the Church vote? Are we too much in our own bibles and not willing to take action? What does the Holy Spirit instruct us? What should we do? Who should we talk to? How should we vote?
Lord, help us! Guide us! Help us repent and get involved.
As I said to the South Brevard Ministerial Association and to others, I do not think that I was called to just run against Randy. I think I have been called to help the Church develop 500 members that the Lord has selected to fill seats in all levels of government.
Yes. We need to defeat Goliath and we will. But we also have to raise up future leaders so we have no Goliaths in office anywhere.
We need leaders who are called as the Lord has defined proper leaders (with integrity, fear of the Lord & no covetousness, Exodus 18:21). The Goliaths who do not meet those requirements are simply unacceptable to the Lord and must be removed.
We do need to remember who Founded this nation, what they said, and how they based everything on God’s Word. Remembering this, the Church will see its duty to fill governmental and judicial seats and to restore our nation to Godliness and devotion to the Lord.
So if these books speak to you, please get in touch with me. I will be glad to give these to you as a gift.
Second, I continue to pray. Those of you who were involved with my campaign in the beginning may remember “The Battle Cry” that I posted on my campaign Facebook when the incumbent began his war of libel.
Given the fact that this battle and his persistent libel continues, I have reposted it in the form of a blog on my website. Praying scripture is “how we roll” and https://www.adkins53.com/the-battle-cry/ is how we fight.
Pray on! The battle is not yet complete!