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I stayed up and watched the republican convention on July 21st 2016. Donald Trump was never my pick for president early on. I had been hoping for Ben Carson. I went to bed thinking when it comes time to vote I will vote straight Republican ticket because of the platform. I am extremely conservative and only vote republican because of the platform lining up in morality with my personal beliefs. I hold NO loyalty to the party only conservatism. It was in that frame of mind I hit the sack.

At 5 am I woke from a dream in sweat, and my heart beating as if I had just run a marathon. This was the Dream: Donald Trump Had won the election and time had passed. Protests from concerned and angry Americans had moved from peaceful to anarchy. The national guard was being released in major cities and eventually Martial law was enforced. In the dream I was out after curfew due to car trouble, and was in panic mode trying to get home. On the streets I saw a side of both anger, and fear in faces that I had never encountered. It was then I woke.

I woke with the thought, “is this whats coming.” The next morning I received a facebook message from my friend EJ asking what my thoughts were on the night before speech. Donald Trump had received the nomination for republican presidential candidate. I wrote him back about my thoughts and that evening we talked about my dream by phone.

Living in Texas I had the opportunity to vote early and did. I was shocked as I had planned to vote the straight ticket but something inside would not allow it. I had the thoughts of my dream and my fear of the possibility of martial law. I felt somehow despite it all there was providence in my vote. Despite Trumps history, I thought of my own history not anywhere close as clean as Trump. I hoped I would not be judged by my past and I checked Trump.

The next week I had the opportunity to attend a large church in Houston and the pastor read 2 Chronicles 7:14  if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. I saw about 5 thousand people knell and pray through this. The pastor said the future of the Nation hangs on this. I had never felt such genuine identification with this verse. The following days I began to hear story after story of prayer meeting both planned and those of spontaneity.

The day of the election I woke in the most solemn of moods I began to pray and ask for God’s will over the election and the country as a whole. I began to weep uncontrollably for some time.

The next morning I woke with the strangest emotion, it was HOPE for the nation. I began to pray and remembering my dream how could I have hope, and believe at the same time my dream may have been a real warning for what could be to come. The hope seemed to burn away all my previous thoughts and I decided to just sit quietly before the Lord.

After a few minutes I had a thought, well more than a thought more like a voice but not my own and not audible. This was the thought and now I believe a word from the Lord.

The Church has shouted Grace Grace to the mountain, and Grace I have given her. The clock has been turned back to 1962, but my power has not been turned up”

Grace Grace, is familiar to me and found ins scripture in Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth its headstone with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

America was facing a mountain to destroy ever resemblance of its Judeo Christian heritage. If this was not just my thoughts but perhaps the lord speaking then all the things lost in the 1960’s are now on the table again. God has been removed from school and many churches as well. The sanctity of life has replaced the unborn humans with pets in value. Race relations are at the worst since the civil rights also of the 1960’s. For years I have wondered what the church was doing in the 1960’s. If this is the Lord, the question will now fall on us, the church. Will we choose to be salt and light, and a bridge to introduce America to Jesus who is the only real answer? Will we be strong enough to say NO to evil and yes to the hurting, and yes the there is real hurting? Yes it is legit.

The part about the power not being turned up. That is ground zero. The mountain in the new Testament can be moved by faith. Faith in God moves HIM and he moves mountain. This is an hour for faith, and that comes as a gift but also by reading his word. Let us seek the Lord while he may be found. Pick up the bible again and find Him there.

I am one of those people who think in pictures not words. So here is the picture 1962.

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Things that happens in 1962. A year of firsts and lasts. Records being set, and 1962 goes down as both the best of times and worst of times all swirled together. The bullet points below were copied from http://www.timelines.ws/

Jan 21, Snow fell in the SF Bay Area and accumulated to about 3 inches in Daly City and San Francisco. This was the heaviest local snowfall since 1887.

Jan 23, Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) became the first African-American elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jan, The US Navy SEAL (Sea Air Land) force was formed with personnel from underwater demolition teams.

Feb 7, President Kennedy began the blockade of Cuba

Feb 12, A bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia.

Feb 26, US Supreme court disallowed race separation on public transportation.

Mar 2, Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain scored 100 points and broke an NBA record as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147 in Hershey Pa.

Mar 3, British Antarctic Territory was formed.

Mar 15, A US Lockheed Super H Constellation disappeared above the Pacific Ocean and 107 people were killed. The aircraft was transporting 93 Army men and 3 South Vietnamese from Travis Air Force Base, California to Saigon, Vietnam. It was en route to Clark Air Base in the Philippines when it disappeared.

Mar 26, The U.S. Supreme Court in Baker vs. Carr gave federal courts the power to order reapportionment of seats in a state legislature, a decision that eventually led to the doctrine of “one man, one vote.” It arose from a Tennessee case in which Carr was the state attorney general.

May 9, A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.

Jun 25, The Supreme Court ruled that the use of an unofficial, nondenominational prayer in New York public schools was unconstitutional.

Jul 10, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a demonstration in Georgia.

Jul 11, The Telstar I satellite carried the first transatlantic TV transmission. It picked up broadcast signals from France and bounced them down to an antenna in Maine, delivering the first live television picture from Europe to America.

Jul 12, Mick Jagger (18), Keith Richards (18) and Brian Jones (20) played The Marquee Club with three others, the first time they performed under the Rolling Stones band name which later became synonymous worldwide with excess and musical flair.

Jul 21, 160 civil right activists were jailed after demonstration in Albany, Ga.

Aug 22, Savannah, world’s 1st nuclear powered ship, completed her maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah, Ga.

Sep 1, UN announced Earth’s human population has hit 3 billion.

Sep 17, The first federal suit to end public school segregation was filed by the U.S. Justice Department.

Sep 24, US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered James Meredith admitted to the Univ. of Miss. The University of Mississippi agreed to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting

Oct 11, The US Trade Expansion Act was enacted under Pres. Kennedy. It included a federal program called the Trade Adjusted Assistance (TAA), which offered superior unemployment benefits to US manufacturing and farm workers who lose jobs due to imports or production shifts out of country.

Oct 11, Pope John XXIII convened the first session of the Roman Catholic Church’s 21st Ecumenical Council, also known as Vatican II, with a call for Christian unity. This was the largest gathering of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in history

Oct 16, The Cuban missile crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.

Oct 26, JFK warned Russia that the US would not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba.

Nov 20, President Kennedy barred religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.

Dec 19, Transit 5A1, the 1st operational navigational satellite, was launched.

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