Fighting for Survival

There have been many occasions in history when the United Kingdom has been fighting for its very survival such as against the Spanish Armada with Sir Francis Drake and the First and Second World Wars, but the one thing about these times is people were united against a common foe. Unfortunately today we are on the brink of another battle, I believe for the very soul of this nation. I hope and pray on 9 June I do not wake up to Mr Corbyn as prime minister for many reasons: firstly I believe he is antichrist; he is disrespectful to the Queen; I believe he is a republican; I am bold enough to say he is an IRA sympathiser and as a British soldier I believe no military men should vote for this man as he has dishonoured those who died in conflict.

So if you are a UK citizen I would like you to search your own conscience if this is where you should put your vote. I urge you to seek God, as this vote is not just about leaving the European Union, this is about the moral fabric of our nation. I myself am not a traditional Tory voter, but in the light of the two candidates I have no choice but to vote for Theresa May. I hope and pray if God grants it and she becomes prime minister of this country she will take a look at the state of our nation, enact laws that are fair to all in society and reverse many of the laws which take away the rights of the parent and are detrimental to the poor and needy. The word of God is very clear, if those in power are not mindful of the less fortunate of our society, I believe on judgment day they will pay the price.

So I would ask you, brethren, in the next few days to pray that we do not wake up on 9 June to a nightmare, as if Mr Corbyn is elected, I believe many of our freedoms will disappear. Whether that is good or bad for the church of Jesus Christ only time will tell, as no matter what this world does, our Father God is sovereign. He appoints and He demotes, no matter what man might think. He is the Great I AM.

Rev Ross Rennie

A Government for all the People?

I do not believe it is by chance that the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Ian Duncan Smith walked out of the Cabinet. I believe this is the power of prayer and this is what happens when God’s people, who I believe are the real government, take our responsibilities seriously.

The new Secretary of State Stephen Crabb has announced the government will not be going ahead with changes to Personal Independence Payments and that there will be no further plans to make welfare savings in this parliament.

The Bible says clearly, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7: 14) and I for one believe in the power of prayer and I am sure many of you do. So I give God all the praise, all the honour and all the glory that the government has made a U-turn on the cuts to the benefits of the most vulnerable people in our nation.

I wish the government would stop this lie that they are a government for all the people. The last budget proved clearly that they are for the rich and the powerful and they do not really care about the sick and the disabled. All they care about is balancing the books.
We all need to remember this country was most powerful in the days of Charles Dickens, who wrote stories such as Oliver Twist, and Queen Victoria, who was one of the most brutal queens this country has ever seen. It was a time when children were pushed up the chimneys and little children worked in the mills. Thank God none of us have seen that in our lifetime.

I for one will pray against injustice wherever I see it, as Jesus made it very clear, “Whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward” (Matthew 10: 42) and “I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me” (Matthew 25: 35-36). I believe this is the true ministry of the body of Christ and all the praise and honour goes back to God.

Rev Ross Rennie