“A CAT IN GLOVES CATCHES NO MICE”
692 words – Mary A. LaClair
“A cat in gloves catches no mice.” Lilian Jackson Braun
“He who is made of sugar shall be eaten to death by flies.” Carl Sandburg
“For they vex you with their wiles”. Num. 25:18
It is OK to b intolerant in the face of wrongs, in the face of immorality.
I believe the word ‘tolerance’ is a buzzword in an effort to negotiate, ‘to put down our guns’ concerning ways which are contrary to morality. “The only thing evil needs to survive is for good people to remain silent” (Bonhoeffer?)
It is time for us to get tough! It is time for us to get tough with our enemies both foreign and domestic, physically; and, both foreign and domestic, spiritually!
Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ” Joel 3:10 NKJV
Recently I heard a story that went something like this: A man went hunting bear in the woods. A bear came upon him and said, “…we both want something from the other, I’m sure we can settle this peacefully by negotiation. All you want is a fur coat and all I want is a meal. Let’s go out to the roadside, sit down and negotiate.” The man put down his gun and went to the roadside to talk with the bear. The bear got his meal and the man got his fur coat!
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. NIV
Misplaced compassion has no place with people of the Lord; the same Lord who says, “Stand fast”. Standing fast means not backing down or being ‘tolerance’ enabling. What we tolerate, we approve.
This is a free country, we still have the freedom to say “NO!” NO! Not here you don’t! The ACLU knows freedom of choice, that’s what they use for abortion. Freedom of choice. Well use your ‘freedom of choice’ to say NO to the ACLU!
GET OUT OF THE CAGE OF SILENCE AND TOLERANCE AND…SING !!
‘The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force” Matt 11:12
….notice here it says ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’, not the kingdoms of earth. Violence had not taken America, this part of the earthly world, by force earlier, because then America had been in submission to God, making Him our Helper and Protector. Right now we are doing well in resisting the attack of evil from foreign powers, but how are we doing in resisting the attack of evil from those ‘enemies domestic’? (both physical and spiritual?) Note the date of original writing is January 2002. Could this have been prophetic do you think?
“Submit yourself to God resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
America, submit to God yet again!, America Bless God !, as we enlist His help.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14 KJV
Notice it refers to Christian individuals to turn from THEIR wicked ways. Judgment actually begins in the house of God. How can He correct the world, if His own house is not in order?
The second stanza of AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL instructs ‘confirm thy soul with self control’. I think they knew what they implored through song; for Scripture tells us that in the last days men will be without self control. You can find that in the first five verses in Second Timothy chapter three. I suggest you look that up to see if you think we are indeed in the last days. America, “Confirm thy soul with self control”
Even if we are not on the military front, we can each humble ourselves and take on the spiritual battle within us, against domestic enemies even within ourselves personally, whether they be enemies of food and drink, enemies of materialism which say ‘wants’ are ‘needs’ when they are not; enemies of anger, selfishness or procrastination; or private enemies which may be known only to you.
“ … a time to keep, and a time to cast away;… time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;…” Eccl 3:,5,6 KJV
Remember we are never advocating violence against our family for
“he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. Prov 16:32ASV;
And…patience is active concentrated strength; strength under control is stronger than strength.unleashed
Yet, we need to be firm with ourselves when it comes to overcoming temptation (otherwise known as self-discipline), for the cat who wears gloves catches no mice!
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:10 KJV
…… in the sight of the LORD does not always mean in the sight of mankind
“Never confuse the will of the majority with the will of God”
CHURCH: Break out of the cage of tolerance and silence..AND SING!
Sing the difference between right and wrong…
Sing of the difference between good and bad…
Sing loud enough for our countrymen to hear !