Ch 4 Little Details Begin to Add Up
It could take some time to write a list of events that effected the US in 2020 through 2022. Most times it is easier to work with recent events until other events come back to memory. When we look at some of those events, the same key figures keep popping up on the news over and over again as if they are waving their arms saying, “notice me.” Hunter Biden is at the top of that list with information from his laptop followed by videos he posted on the Internet only a total idiot would post.
If the protests in 2020 were about equality. And the president supported those protests. Wouldn’t those laws equally apply to the president’s son?
It all began with Hunter’s laptop in a repair shop. We all saw the worst coming when we considered the fact, Hunter dropped it off for repairs and forgot about it. A copy of the hard drive found its way into Rudy Giuliani’s hands. The actual laptop was handed over to the FBI. After months there was no word from the FBI, so Rudy started releasing information. That information was more than a year old. To add fuel to the fire Hunter turned to social media and began posting pictures of himself with his gun, drugs, and a number of prostitutes. If nothing else that was a cry for help. We could ask the question, if Hunter is under 24 hour guard by the secret service, do they accompany him on his drug buys and do they screen his prostitutes?
The entire Hunter incident raised the question about equal treatment for all. In a republic there is no question. The law equally applies to everyone. The law does not see position, power, wealth, skin color, race, or sex. It took the US generations to reach the equality held in 2020. But since the election, we’ve witnessed the evolution of a specially protected class. Most Americans immediately recognized that separation. Which was more than evident whenever election results were challenged. That separation grew over the coming weeks and months to a degree the US government resembles more of a third world dictatorship than the republic we remember from 2020. We can look at the Hunter events and see how God was using Hunter to call attention to those changes and see where they are headed.
There are at least two subjects God used Hunter to shed light on changes we’ve seen over the past 16 months. The first is the new levels of justice in the judicial system. Hunter shines a light on the way criminals are treated in the criminal system where repeat offenders are often released within hours, causing an untold number of deaths and injuries. On the other hand political motivations are more than harsh on the opposing political party and people suspected of supporting the so called opposition. In simple terms, Hunter proved the existence of a politically controlled judicial system.
The other issue is the president’s attention to problems the US and world are facing. Many people have little to no confidence in the president’s ability to handle any problem. When we see Hunter’s cry for help and the lack of response, we have no doubts Joe Biden prefers to ignore problems rather than face them. If a president chooses to ignore drug problems and depression his son is trying to fight, what chance does the American public have when they rely on him to tackle the serious problems the US and world face today?
Joe is not the only person in a high position refusing to do their job and celebrating a broken judicial system. Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested for drunk driving and of course, it was swept under the rug. At least for a time.
Paul Pelosi was involved in an accident, found to be intoxicated, and arrested. This may not seem to sound unusual but consider the circumstances. It is not unusual for a political figure to get away with crimes, especially drunk driving. But in 2022 in California, intoxication and drug charges are rare. Really rare. In most cases law enforcement has been instructed to ignore the incident. In this case a very high political figure was arrested for a crime that no longer exists in or around San Francisco. We should be able to see God’s hand in that scene, if for nothing more than to draw attention to the fixed judicial system. But it is what followed that made all the difference.
Being under the spot light at the right moment brought hundreds of news people into Pelosi’s life to see what they could find to make a name for themselves. It didn’t take long before a second, more serious offense raised its ugly head. A number of reporters were able to put two and two together when they looked at a bill about to pass congress and Paul Pelosi just happened to invest $5 million in a computer chip company about to benefit from a bill set to pass congress. After being involved in insider trading for years, the Pelosi’s let their guard down long enough to get caught red handed. We know God had to have His hand in the matter when we see the right people drawn to the right place at the right time and carrier criminals make that one fatal error. The results of that investigation are still up in the air but it appears nothing will be done. The best we can hope for is for Pelosi to appoint a hand picked committee to investigate the issue.
Looking at that one incident with Pelosi’s husband, it looks like the politics we’ve been used to living with. The same holds true with the stock trading. We’ve grown used to seeing taxes stolen, politicians getting away with every crime on the books, and of course using their inside information to make a fortune for themselves. After all, why would anyone spend millions of dollars to get elected if there wasn’t more money at the end of the rainbow. And that rainbow. We will get to that later. But when we combine that with the other events we’ve seen unfold, such as the riots, establishing funds to bail out rioters, looking the other way on bail jumpers committing more crimes, and a host of other crimes we will discuss later, things begin to add up. What are they adding up to? As a Christian it is not our job to judge people. That is true in most instances.
Paul wrote a lot about judgment and the judgment process. We basically have one word for judgment, which has a variety of meanings to fit the proper context. The Greeks had a number of words which have been translated as judge or judgment. Most of them point to the fact, judgment is in God’s hands. But Paul used one specific Greek word translated as judgment that points to us and not only our ability, but duty to evaluate people’s actions.
Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide. So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time–before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due. (1Co 4:2-5 NLTse)
From G303 and G2919; properly to scrutinize, that is, (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine: – ask, question, discern, examine, judge, search.
Paul liked to use himself as an example. As in this case, he knows he will be judged by God. Although some people argue that point, claiming those saved will not face the judgment process, that is true. Remember, the judgment process follows the same basic steps as the court system in this world. There has to be some kind of decision made for each person. No one faces trial unless they break the law, are arrested, and charges are filed. So breaking the law is what draws attention and begins the actual judgment system. Paul explained this in his own terms. The problem being, we all constantly sin. In a sense, we all face that judgment system pert near every day of our lives. And then there is the other side of the judgment system. The process we don’t want to find ourselves facing. Then we see people who we feel certain are going to face God’s judgment system. And maybe that is one of the purposes Hunter is serving in our time. If he has a reason to cry out for help, maybe he found a reason to live. Maybe he wants to change his life around. Maybe Hunter found out all that money and women were not the answer. Maybe that is why he turned to drugs. If most of us had the money Hunter was paid, we would surely live a different life. But most of us would not do the things Hunter did to earn that money. And maybe earn is not the right word. It appears that every step brings forth new details to examine and consider. Which is the point Paul was making when he used that particular Greek word for judgment. And later Paul explained why we need to learn how to examine circumstances.
When one of you has a dispute with another believer, how dare you file a lawsuit and ask a secular court to decide the matter instead of taking it to other believers! Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves? Don’t you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life. If you have legal disputes about such matters, why go to outside judges who are not respected by the church? I am saying this to shame you. Isn’t there anyone in all the church who is wise enough to decide these issues? (1Co 6:1-5 NLTse).
We play some part in the judgment process. I am not going to explain the entire process here. There are other books that look into God’s judgment process in detail. The point here is, we are supposed to be mastering the judgment process of gathering information to make a determination of sorts. We never wander into the judgment process of condemning anyone. But we do learn now to gather and examine details. Who knows? Hunter may find God and come out with the truth. Joe Biden is reaching that age where he may feel his time is drawing near and he needs to confess to the world. When we see God’s hand in this, we know to expect the unexpected. God has a way of doing things where the result is nothing short of giving all the glory to God. No one in this world could have arranged all the details for this outcome.