Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

Good night and God bless is how Red always signed off his nightly show. A long list of believers entertained us in those days they were not afraid to share their faith in public. A few names from those by gone days of the past; Bing Crosby, Jackie Gleason, Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Jonny Carson, Elvis, Sammy Davis Jr. and many others to numerous to name here, all have gone home to be with the Lord. Worldliness now does not want to hear the Bill Cosby’s as they have been silenced. Those voices in Americas past are not even given much of a thought now.

What are we left with? In just a short while in the land of America, its standards of righteousness and holiness have been windrowed off the well traveled road of daily life in just about all media. Politically correct as it’s called rules the day as God is silenced and booted out. You have to ask yourself, where was the church in all this? What happened?

What comfort we have is our God and with each day now giving little peace, because there is no peace we know we have a loving God. The only solace and peace comes from what He's given us in His Truthful Word. Paul a holy example of how to walk in Christ can share with us now in these few lines of scripture.

Phil. 3:10-17, 20-21

Yes, I gave it all up in order to know Him, that is, to know the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings as I am being conformed to His death, so that somehow I might arrive at being resurrected from the dead. It is not that I have already obtained it or already reached the goal—no, I keep pursuing it in the hope of taking hold of that which the Messiah Yeshua took hold of me. Brothers I, for my part, do not think of myself as having yet gotten hold of it; but one thing I do:

Forgetting what is behind me and straining forward toward what lies ahead, I keep pursuing the goal in order to win the prize offered by God’s upward calling in the Messiah Yeshua.

Therefore, as many of us as are mature, let us keep paying attention to this: and if you are differently minded about anything, God will also reveal this to you. Only let our conduct fit the level we have already reached. Brothers, join in imitating me, and pay attention to those who live according to the pattern we have set for you.

But we are citizens of heaven, and it is from there that we expect a Deliverer, the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. He will change the bodies we have in this humble state and make them like His glorious body, using the power which enables Him to bring everything under His control.

Looking at what once was in this world is not dying being resurrected in Christ.
Blessings Steven

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