Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
I assume you know that the Being Abraham and David were called friends of was the Word who would become Jesus the Christ, not God the Father. A friendship with the Father while we are yet carnal is not possible until we are born of the Spirit and He comes down with the New Jerusalem to dwell with us. Until then, He has provided His Son and His Spirit to help us and the most we should hope for and seek is a close personal relationship with His Son, Jesus who stated “If you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father!”
Well said Darris!
Using a football game analogy to where we are in this country is interesting. Instead of halftime though, I’d say it’s more like the two minute warning and we are multiple scores behind with the entire starting lineup of our team seriously injured, the rest drunk or on drugs, the coaching staff suffering with a sudden case of amnesia, and only the water boy realizing what a precarious position we are in. With all this, the chance of us as a nation pulling out of the nosedive we are in is very poor.
The best preparation for the difficult times ahead is cultivating a close relationship with God. Sorry Clint, pulling together without Him is useless.