Who ‘should’ Govern us on this planet (called Earth)?
Everyone has beliefs about the nature of reality. Beliefs are what rule over our behavior. Beliefs determine what we think and much of our actions. Beliefs are core to the philosophy which we espouse. Beliefs, however, are being ignored by the 1% who rule over us now (man). Let’s focus today upon the beliefs of people on this planet. Are you aware that some 5 billion human beings (71% of those living on planet Earth) believe in a Higher Power (God)? Some 1.6 billion believe that Allah is this Higher Power. Some 2.2 billion believe that Jesus (now the Christ in heaven) and/or YHWH (also called Elohim) is the Higher Power who governs this planet. If we pan around the planet we can witness another 1.2 billion which have various God’s (or Divine entities) as part of their belief system. This gives us some 5 billion human beings (maybe more) who believe that a Higher Power is real and in control of events on planet Earth. Beliefs are core to one’s reality!
What does the above mean in reality? Doesn’t it mean that those who now govern over us (the 1% whom we call our political elites) are maybe not the real leaders which govern over us? Also, what does it mean when human events happen according to prior ‘prophecy’? Does not ‘prophecy’ (eschatology) imply that events on this planet are theologically ‘determined’? If ‘determined’, then can I actually be in control of my destiny? Can you? Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson viewed the establishment of America as part of ‘Providence’. Providence means that a Higher Power ordained the founding of this Nation and ‘determined’ its outcome (destiny). The following (spoken by Benjamin Franklin) is what happened during the founding of America in 1975 – 1781:
The Constitutional Convention had been meeting for five weeks, and had hit a perilous deadlock. The large states were insisting that congressional representation be based on population; the smaller states wanted a one-state-one-vote rule. The entire effort to create a stronger union was in jeopardy. Eighty-one-year-old Benjamin Franklin, quiet during most of the deliberations, then addressed the group. According to James Madison’s notes, here is what happened next.
Mr. President (says Benjamin Franklin): The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks with continual reasonings with each other (our different sentiments on almost every question) several of the last producing as many noes as ayes, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor.
“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?
We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.
Theological determinism is what Providence means to those with discernment!
I have ‘free will’ within bounds or given situations, but not in the Big picture events!
Comment: What our founding Fathers recognized is that America and her destiny were ‘determined’ by Providence (God Almighty) and that this reality was real and present for those with discernment. Benjamin Franklin and a host of other believers (our founding Fathers) recognized that when push comes to shove, we need to look ‘within’ for the real Governor of this planet. God governs in the affairs of men and our political leaders are really ‘agents’ or ‘servants’ of this Higher Power (mostly unknowingly it would seem). This belief system (determinism or providence) is ubiquitous among all human beings on this planet and suggests that all ‘events’ are really ‘ordained’ by spiritual forces/sources (not the ‘free will’ of man). Man is really NOT in control of events and man’s governments are actually subservient to this Higher Power…called God Almighty and/or The Creator of our Universe! Give this some philosophical reflection!
Human consciousness suggests (implies) that there are spiritual forces at work within each human being! This reality was recognized by our founding Fathers of America! It is rather obvious to me as I live my daily life!
What does all this mean for today (2016)? To me this means that Providence is now ‘determining’ what is happening on this planet. Events on this planet are not random or meaningless but they are planned, determined, and ordained by spiritual forces/sources. As it says in scripture: For our[a] struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12, New Living Translation (NLT) 12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Who might this spiritual agent be which governs over our political leaders?
The human battle is a spiritual battle and our ‘words’ and ‘beliefs’ reveal this battle!
What does all this imply for us today? This implies that we humans are really NOT in control of our destiny or our actions. Spiritual forces and sources are ‘determining’ events on this planet. This started immediately AFTER our creation (6000 years prior to now) and is continuing today (2016). Looking to our corrupt human political system for answers to reality is a deception, delusion, and a mistake. In reality, each of us is an ‘agent’ and/or a ‘servant’ of spiritual forces/sources and our ‘consciousness’ (our inner spirit being) is what creates our actions and our beliefs on this planet. Our Creator God is in charge over planet Earth and if we desire real change for the better we need to seek this SOURCE…not Hillary or the Donald. Think on this reality going forward! God governs in the affairs of men! Human leaders are really NOT in control of history!
Hillary and the Donald are really NOT our real leaders! They act as ‘agents’ or ‘servants’ of our Higher Power! It would be wise to ignore their desires to govern over us!
If God governs this planet, then why are we trying to ELECT human politicians to govern over us? Does this make any sense? Why not eliminate these middle men/women and go directly to the ultimate SOURCE? Why not let the real AUTHORITY (called the Father of Lights by Benjamin Franklin) govern this planet! Why allow fallible human leaders to govern when they (in reality) are NOT in charge anyway? We all (mostly) understand this intuitively but we ignore this and suffer the consequences. War and suffering is what we deserve when we IGNORE reality! The ‘truth shall set us free’ are the ‘words’ of scripture! Why not let ‘truth’ reign so we can eliminate deception/illusion/lies. Playing God (as is now done) is what ‘man’ is doing and this leads to suffering and human enslavement! Think on this! Who ‘should’ GOVERN planet Earth? What is your ‘vote’? I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.