History reveals some amazing befuddlements regarding the response of the public to the heroes who saved the day for freedom. I remember studying the people and events of World War II and one of the most amazing oddities was that the man who saved the day for Britain and, in a great measure, the world Winston Churchill was denied his re-election bid just weeks after Germany’s unconditional surrender on V-E Day. How could that be? What would have caused the British people to take such an action?
Many historians believe it was the speech that sunk his ship. Some have called it “The Crazy Speech” and others “The Gestapo Speech.” It could well have been a latent fear in the minds and hearts of the British populace that Churchill would become more of a Dictator than a Prime Minister.
Churchill was gifted with foresight far beyond most of his contemporaries and in that speech, he returned to the more prophetic and warned of dangers ahead. In the ‘30s he had been incredibly vocal and accurate regarding the danger Adolf Hitler posed. He recognized Hitler’s aspirations and the danger of appeasement. He understood, as have many great leaders that you do not negotiate from a position of weakness but strength. He saw the dangers of Socialism and Communism. He knew that the creeping quest for power by those tyrants would crush the life out of freedom.
An excerpt from his speech is worthy of reading, and I share it here. He said:
“I declare you from the bottom of my heart that no socialist system can be established without political police. Many of those who are advocating socialism or voting Socialist today will be horrified at this idea. That is because they are short-sighted; that is because they do not see where their theories are leading them.
No Socialist Government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo — no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance — and this would nip in the bud opinion as it formed.
It would stop criticism as it reared its head, and it would gather all the power to the Supreme Party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above the ordinary simple folk — the common people, as they like to call them in America — where would they be once this mighty organism had got them in its grip?”
Churchill’s warnings were not unfounded as history proves. Donald J. Trump as did Ronald Reagan sounded the alarm of the dangers of Socialism and the creeping quest for power by the Leftists. Reagan was not denied a second term, but Trump was for many reasons but in some measure, some viewed his warnings as did the British people Churchill’s.
I suppose the question, as some have suggested, in the minds of the British people was whether Churchill was truly being prophetic and saw the dangers lurking down the road or had lost his grip on reality. People in America have whined about Trump’s mean tweets rather than focusing on the dangers presented by toxic liberalism and the agenda advancing Socialism and Globalism.
As at the end of World War II, the people were tired of war and facing danger and wanted ease and peace. Therefore, many believed that appeasement and being non-confrontational would serve them well. They were wrong and were those who deemed Trump a madman. The British people seemed to have quickly forgotten the heroism of Churchill in saving the nation and what that meant and would mean for them. Many Americans have done the same regarding Trump. They failed to see or acknowledge the good he achieved and focused on his personality and abrasiveness.
Tyranny, Socialism, Communism, Globalism, and the seekers of dominance never stop themselves in the quest for control. America was founded to be Free, governed by a Constitution that protected our inalienable and individual rights and freedoms. We are to be governed by the consent of the people and the constitution places limitations and restrictions on the government. Trump recognized that Biden and the Democrats do not.
In the biblical history of Israel, each time the nation found itself in need of a deliverer, God provided one to Stand in the Gap and deliver from bondage. As long as the nation sought God obeying His precepts and laws, they remained free. Once they enjoyed the rest and peace of their deliverance, they returned to selfishness and abandoned their commitment to God and moral rightness. The cycle was repeated time and again.
In 2021 America needs a deliverer or one to Stand in the Gap. We need a Churchill who will fearlessly articulate the dangers and take steps to prevent those dangers from becoming a reality. We are watching President Biden, the Democrats, and the RINOs systematically shred our progress as they impose mandates, regulations, and seize control.
Our economy has been pushed into the abyss of financial ruin. Our ability to make our own choices is rapidly becoming a distant memory. We are in grave danger of seeing the prophetic warning of President Reagan becoming reality. He warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Maybe it is even worse than one generation and is only one election away.
I would say we need a savior, but we have one, the Lord Jesus Christ! Sadly, He has been rejected outright by many on the Left. The actions of millions indicate that He is not deemed the Savior by their actions and defense of abominable practices and agendas. We need a deliverer, one who will arise and Stand in the Gap and make up the Hedge. We need one with the courage to declare the dangers and the selflessness to ignore the personal suffering that one will incur. We need a rekindling of the Spirit of 1776 and the Spirit of the World War II era.
Who is our modern-day Churchill? Who is our Gap Stander? Who is our deliverer? Is it a return of Donald John Trump or is there someone not yet recognized? I don’t know, but I am praying for God to send us a deliverer. I am praying 2 Chronicles 7:14 and asking for forgiveness personally and nationally. I am renewing my commitment to the Word of God, the Constitutional objectives of our founding fathers, and Freedom. I ask you to join me in prayer and in labor to bring it to reality.
God bless you and God bless America!