‘I Feel the Presence of The Lord’  

"I Feel The Presence of The Lord" is a personal collection of devotions intended to encourage the reader to seek and see the Lord in every aspect of their life.
The enemy of our souls would have us subscribe to the mentality of being endlessly busy, and therefore it being excusable to relegate God to a Sunday morning church service, if that. Thus, many in our churches today are powerless Christians and/or Christians in whom faith and fellowship with God is sorely wanting.
I Feel The Presence of The Lord is not just a book to be read as part of our daily devotions. It is a collection of thoughts and instructions to inspire the reader to meditate upon the Lord and His Word.

Separation of Church and State Can Never Be Enforced; But You’re Not Supposed To Realize That

Try as they may, no one can separate the Church from the state. The ACLU, atheists and every other anti-God organization will never prevail in separating the Church from the state unless they are prepared to have the complete and total collapse of society.

Those who presume themselves to be more intellectual than the rest of us, which includes the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, seek to have every reference to the God of the Bible removed from the public square. But in the final analysis, they can succeed only in changing the name of the rose so to speak; the rose itself will remain a rose.

What am I talking about? Glad you asked.

We have all read/heard the accounts of some poor lost soul who, while “going to and fro in the Earth,” was stricken by the sight of a plaque inscribed with the Ten Commandments on so-called government property. The fact that public school grounds are considered government property should send an alarming message to Christians who insist upon sending their children centers of satanic indoctrination. But I digress.

These pathetic individuals enlist some godless legal group, e.g., the ACLU, the freedom from religion foundation, ad nauseum and it’s off to court they go to force the removal of instrument that offends them, chanting “separation of church and state.”

But you cannot (even if the First Amendment actually said “separation of church and state,” which it doesn’t) separate the church, i.e. God, from the state, i.e. the people.

To do so would be tantamount to removing the blood and vital organs from a man and expecting him to live.

The Ten Commandments are an inseparable and inescapable part of our judicial system and of our daily lives.

The sixth commandment is, “Thou shalt not kill.” When I arose this morning, there were laws in every state that read, “Do not kill.” And I suspect when I retire this evening that will still be the case.

The eighth commandment is, “Thou shalt not steal.” Stealing is illegal and all states acknowledge that in their criminal codes.

The ninth commandment is, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” In which state is it legal to commit perjury and provide false information to law enforcement agencies? The answer, of course, is not one.

The 10th commandment, put succinctly, is, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors’ goods.” and that includes his wife or her husband.

Who would enjoy being around someone or desire to be in a relationship with a person who is dissatisfied with what they have, because they deem everything everyone else has as better? From the car to the wife to the husband – the Joneses are superior.

Adultery is grounds for divorce. It is a painful and potentially costly experience for all involved. It is especially injurious to innocent children.

Increasingly the injured spouse exacts revenge by litigating against the person viewed as the cause for the loss of affection. The moral is, “Don’t covet/lust after what doesn’t belong to you.”

The fifth commandment directs us to “honor thy father and thy mother.” When considering marriage, it might be important to observe how the prospective spouse treats his or her parents. Those who treat their parents with dignity and respect are esteemed more highly than those who do not. What person, company, etc. wants an employee, spouse or representative who openly treats their parents like dirt?

The abridged version of the fourth commandment is “to keep the Sabbath,” the proof of that being that public schools and all government offices as well as government agencies are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The first commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” and the second, declaring “God to be a jealous God and forbidding worshipping of idols” are a bit more nebulous.

But anyone who has ever been privy to a court proceeding is aware that the judge is the only “god” in that courtroom.

Laws against the public use of profanity are enforced in many states today, with all states having had strict laws against profanity until recently.

Surprisingly, most of the network programming adheres to the third commandment by “not taking the Lord’s name in vain.”

From her formation, America has been a country with deeply ingrained biblical beliefs, doctrines and dogma.

The axiom is correct; you can change the name, but a rose is still a rose. Judges can order the removal of plaques, statues and nativity scenes. Schools can condemn pregame prayers – but God will never be separated from the church and the state.

I should also say that an atheist wasn’t successful in removing God from the public schools, that is a false truth. The only thing that has been removed in reality are the public representations of God. We still say “God bless you” when someone sneezes. Silent prayer can never be eliminated. Acts of kindness based upon scriptural dogma will never be eliminated. Every time a public school does something nice or shows remembrance for a teacher who dies, a student or family that is injured, they are showing forth God and specifically 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 (KJV). And for those like myself, the diseased minds of the godless can never stop a us from openly giving thanks for their food or praying before an examine or sharing my faith.

The only thing these minions of Satan have succeeded in, is ensuring they stand a more certain chance of spending an eternity in hell than they do spending it in heaven with Christ Jesus.

So the next we feel the urge to despair about the aforementioned, stop and remember. Christ is in those of us who have been born-again. And nothing some anti-God organization can is able to change that. Ergo, as much as I rightly condemn public schools, they cannot keep Christ out of their schools. Because every time a Christian child who walks through the school door God the Holy Spirit walks in with us.

The fact that I unapologetically believe Christians should not send their children to public schools, while they are there, as true born-again Christians they are walking billboards for Christ.

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Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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