The KrisAnne Hall Show
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
Nov 10, 2014
Transcribed by: Angilyn Mathews
You can find the Audio version here: http://krisannehall.com/lets-get-ready-rumble/
Rise and shine, liberty loving patriots! Welcome to the KrisAnne Hall show. I am so, so pleased to be here this morning. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here; I am blessed beyond measure to be able to do what I do; so blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to teach the truth. You know, I started off this day, challenged in my motivation. Can I just mention to you that this is not an easy battle, and I want to just share with you that there are difficulties, and I don’t want you to look at me; You see me, you hear me, you see me whenever you come to my meetings and it looks like I am just invincible; that I am a woman of impenetrable armor, solely and completely dedicated without wavering to what we are doing in this battle for liberty.
But I want to share with you, because I think it’s very important to understand, that I am not that woman. I press on sometimes in spite of the lowness of my spirit. I press on sometimes when I feel defeated. I press on sometimes when I even doubt that I have the energy or the wherewithal to press on. And I do so because I have such great examples to lead my way. You know that I gather such great encouragement, such great strength, from the Founders of our American liberty and I want to tell you and show you what my favorite founding mother said, and I really, really… in moments when I can’t go on, or I feel like I don’t have the strength to go on, I remember what Mercy said; Mercy Otis Warren: “I have my fears,” she says, “yet notwithstanding the complicated difficulties that rise before us there is no receding.” She said, “May nothing ever check the glorious spirit of freedom which inspires the patriot in the cabinet and the hero in the field with the courage to maintain their righteous cause and to endeavor to transmit the claim to posterity even if they must seal the rich conveyance to their children with their own blood.”
I think we sanitize history too much some times. I think we believe that this was an easy road for them; that the battles were there, and “look at the victory that they had and it was all worth it at the end.” But that’s a real easy perspective to have when you’re looking from the end. But when you are in the midst of the battle; when you are in the midst of defeat within the battle, it is not easy to have that perspective. We are in the midst of that battle. Mercy called it a righteous cause; they believed that liberty was a gift from God. Thomas Jefferson said, “The God that gave us life gave us liberty, and how can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we remove their only firm foundation; the conviction in the minds of men that liberty is a gift from God.” He goes on to say, “I tremble for this nation because I know we cannot hide from God’s wrath forever.” John Adams said, “Liberty must be supported at all hazards. We have a right to it derived from our maker.”
These are the men and the women who have the courage and the resolve to maintain a righteous cause even through discouragement and defeat. The battles were long; the battles were hard; not all the battles were won. And when they were won, they were won against all odds. And we must recognize that they were afraid; that there’s nothing strange about being afraid. There is nothing strange about being discouraged. On April 26, 1777, John Adams wrote to Abigail. In his discouragement he said, “I am wearied out with expectation that the Massachusetts troops would have arrived here now at headquarters.” He’s waiting for them and they’re just not showing up. He’s writing to Abigail, he says, “I’ve been lately more remiss than usual in writing you. There has been a dearth of news; nothing from anyone, and now I am wearied out, waiting for the Massachusetts troops to arrive here in Boston.” And then he says, “Do our people intend to leave the continent in a lurch? Do they mean to submit? What fatality attends them?” We have to understand that being frustrated and discouraged is not unusual. He says, “Does our state intend to send only a half our a third of their quota? Do they wish to see another crippled, disastrous, and disgraceful campaign for want of army?” He says, “I am more sick and more ashamed of my own countrymen than ever I was before.”
I want to know, I want you to know, that there is discouragement but that, as Mercy said, should not change our resolve. John says, “More wrath than terror has seized me. I am very mad. The gloomy cowardice of the times is intolerable.” And then he says, “It is not tolerable that the opening spring which I should enjoy with my wife and my children upon my little farm, should pass away and laugh at me day after day, month after month, in this conclave.” And then, in his wrath, John Adams looks at us; after expressing his frustration, after expressing his discouragement, and for frustrating his broken heart, for not being with his family. He says, “Posterity!” with an exclamation point. “You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. For if you do not I shall repent in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”
I want you to hear the frustration, I want you to hear the discouragement, I want you to hear the broken heart. I want you to hear the desperation. Because you have to know that there’s a victory at the end. You have to know that these feelings are not unusual; these feelings are expected; but you have to know that the glorious spirit of freedom should inspire us to maintain our righteous cause. Because we have an obligation to endeavor to transmit that claim to our posterity, even if we must seal the rich conveyance with our own blood. That’s what our Framers gave us. Are our children less worthy than we are? Hannah Winthrop said, “And be it known unto Britain that even American daughters are politicians and patriots and will aid the good work with their female efforts.”
I want to know where you stand. Are you part of the Liberty First Brigade? Are you willing to say as James Otis Junior said, “I submit myself to every odious name for liberty’s sake. I am resolved to continue, consequences be as they may.” I think it’s important to recognize that this is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats; this is not a battle between Progressives and Conservatives; this is a spiritual battle, the same spiritual battle that our Framers knew about. Thomas Paine said, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us: The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives everything its value and heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. If God be for us who can be against us? And why sit ye here idle? Why do you cling to your comfort and enslave our children?” We can win. We will win.
You know, I don’t know why I have this overwhelming need to encourage this morning; I mean, we are just on the edge of an amazing victory so we perceive; an amazing victory that we should be floating on like a cloud on high. Why is it in my spirit I feel like we need some encouragement? Well, I’m not going to deny that feeling cause I believe someone out there needs this encouragement; I know that I do. I mean, I woke up with this on my heart; fighting some amazing, amazing opposition, spiritually, and I want to share with you the encouragement that came to me because we are all flesh, we are all weak, but we must endeavor to secure liberty for our children.
My encouragement came in recognizing that this is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats; this is not a battle between Progressives and Conservatives; this is a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” I think the key to victory is recognizing who your enemy is, and our enemy is not the flesh and blood before us, but the rulers of darkness of this world; spiritual wickedness in high places. Is that amazing to you? It is amazing to me; it should be amazing to you that the bible, Ephesians 6:12, specifically says “spiritual wickedness in high places.” He’s talking about government here; he’s talking about people with power over other people and the spiritual wickedness within them.
But let me mention to you, we are not promised that these battles will be easy or short. I gave you the testimony of John Adams and his frustration in 1777 in Boston; Thomas Paine on December 23, 1776, “These are the times that try men’s souls. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered. Yet, we have this consolation with us: the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” And we know liberty as a gift from God is highly esteemed and it’s going to cost us something. We should not expect any less a trial today knowing that the same sprit assails us now as did Thomas Paine then. I know that the battle rages and that I am the enemy of the enemy. The enemy is ruthless and knows my weaknesses and will attempt to use them to my defeat. Psalms 102:8 says, “My enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.” They’re dedicated to see my defeat! And what is the primary goal of the enemy? To make me quit; to make me worthless in the battle; to make me curse God and deny His word and His promises. “Dost though still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die,” it says in Job 2:9.
But be on notice: you may attack me, you may hurt me, I may stumble, but I will not curse God. I know that God cannot lie and that he has made me promises. Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent; hath he said, and he shall not do it? Or hath he spoken and he shall not make it good?” I know that God will keep his promises, and “being fully persuaded what he hath promised he was able to perform,” Romans 4:21 says. And I know that God has a purpose for me to glorify Him and He will not allow that purpose to fail. “Nevertheless, He saved them for the sake of His name, that He might make His power known.” So be on notice, enemy, I know that God will prevail and through Him so will I. He has placed us all on a path and if we are willing He will see us through; He is able. “For which the cause I also suffer these things, nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed. And I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed until Him against that day. Not only that: we have certain promises that should bolster our faith in the dark valleys when all looks lost, when all looks like a waste of time, when all looks like needless suffering; I lean on one promise. Want to know what that is? I want to tell ya…
We have promises that should bolster our faith in the dark valleys when all looks lost, when all looks like a waste of time, when all looks like needless suffering, I lean on one promise: And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose. See, I know that God is faithful to His promises and this promise means that no matter how I suffer, God will make it all good. Hebrews 10:23 promises, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that has promised.” Faithful is He who calls you and He will also bring it to pass. You may attack me; I may feel overwhelmed; I may feel like I am about to fail, but I will remember, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted about that you are able, but will with the temptations also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
See, He is my deliverer. He is my friend. He will keep me and preserve His purpose. I will keep the faith. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Who shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? And then, I will be able to proclaim myself a victor in the midst of the battle through His name. You see, we claim the victory of our Framers because we see the victory, post the event. They claimed the victory in the midst of the battle because they saw the victory through the eyes of faith. “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)
We have victory because we have seen the end of this story. Revelations 21:4-8: “And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, the unbelieving, and the abominable, and the murderers, and the whoremongers, and the sorcerers, and the idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” So be on notice, enemy, I will not quit. I will not curse God, and you will lose. This is the strength upon which the revolution of ’76 was won. You can dispute me, you can argue with me, but this is the fact, and the Framers said it over and over and over again. “We have this consolation with us: The greater the battle, the greater the triumph, and heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods. And we should not be afraid to pay that price. Whom shall I fear? None, but the one who hung the sun and the moon and the stars in heaven; the one who knew me before I was even in my mother’s womb, and the one who has numbered every hair on my head; the one who calls me child, the one whom I call Father.” You see, that’s what I go to when I can’t go any further. And yes, I’m sorry, I will cling to my Bible because the Bible is the living word; a love letter from my Savior and my friend. Because He knows what it’s like; He knows what we face; He knows what we’re up against, because He suffered as well. He suffered more than we did, by the way. Can I just mention to you that he suffered the sins of the world?! The sins of the world were upon his back, to the point where he cried out and said, “Why have you forsaken me?” And in the same breath said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
That’s the interesting thing about this perspective, isn’t it? I am the enemy of my enemy, but in reality, the enemy is not my enemy. Because you see, my enemy attacks me because they are ignorant. Come on now, you know it’s true. How many of you have ever tried to have a conversation with a liberal progressive? Seriously. Are you ever able to actually engage in a reasonable, argued, logical, discussion with a true liberal progressive? I think Ronald Reagan said that our liberal friends know lots of things; they just know lots of things that just aren’t so. So, you see, how do you hate someone that is completely ignorant? Can you hate someone who doesn’t have the information and makes mistakes based on their ignorance? How do you hate them for their outcome? Now, I will mention to you, I do not condone what they do; I will not support what they do. See, your politicians in Washington, DC, they may be ignorant in their destruction of the Constitution or they may be malicious in their intent to destroy it, but at the end of the day; seriously, at the end of the day, what does their intent matter, whether it be ignorance or wicked? Because, you see, at the end of the day, regardless of the intent, the result is exactly the same.
I don’t hate them. I really don’t. I pity them, for their ignorance; I pray for them. I pray that the light of truth will be opened in their eyes and in their ears; I pray that their spiritual wickedness will be overcome so that they will see that this liberty is a gift from God; they will see that we have hope. Our hope is not in government; our hope is not in men; our hope lies in the understanding that God is God and he cannot lie; and he makes for us promises that He will keep. You see, what we have to encourage us is this: though the battle is long and hard, and though we may fall, and though we may see defeat, the consolation is with us, that the triumph will be glorious and it is guaranteed.
Do you know the history that I teach; the 700 years that it took to create the Constitution is full of battles; full of people fighting spiritual wickedness in high places; rulers of the darkness of this world; those who would take liberty for their own personal gain; their own political ambition; their own power; to oppress those they perceive to be less than them; that’s what this is: 700 years of people saying, look, as they said in the Petition of Right of 1628: Liberty is the inherent possession of men and not the gift of government; and standing for that gift, a righteous cause. But you see, Alexander Hamilton said, “Experience is the oracle of truth and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be held to be sacred and conclusive. Can I mention to you, we have an unequivocal truth; an undeniable outcome, proven over history through our immediate 700 years that brought us to our Constitutional Republic; this unequivocal truth that when you stand for liberty, you will win. Time and time again, without fail, you will win. So with this encouragement, I want to ask you, are you willing to stand now and join the Liberty First Brigade?
Well, I hope that you feel just as encouraged as I do after the message that I received this morning. I want you to know that I am going to go through this day ready to take on the enemy. And I hope you are too! That’s what being part of the Liberty First Brigade is all about: being resolved; refusing to shrink from the service of your country, regardless of the fear that may lay in front of you: “I’m afraid to lose my job… I’m afraid to lose my house… I’m afraid to make my friends not like me… I’m afraid of the conflict that would come if I were to say something…”
Who shall I fear? Because, if you stand for the gifts of God, all you can say is, “the cause is just.” Whom shall I fear? I am reminded of the fourth verse of the Star Spangled Banner and I think its necessary to point out that there is some history to this; some people will tell you that the Star Spangle Banner has absolutely nothing to do with our independence from Great Britain; it has nothing to do with the establishment of liberty in this country; it was not written until the War of 1812, but what you need to understand is that Great Britain didn’t recognize our independence from them after the first revolution, and the War of 1812, our Framers called the second war for independence because it wasn’t until the conclusion of the War of 1812 that Great Britain actually recognized our independence from them.
And so, this last verse of the Star Spangled Banner,
“Oh thus be it ever, when free men shall stand, between their loved homes and the war’s desolation. Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land, praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just. And this be our motto: In God is our trust. And the Star Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave, o’er the land of the free and home of the brave.”
So much was on the line in this battle. Everything that they fought for in ’76; everything that they fought for to create the union; every bit of independence, every bit of sovereignty was on the line. Because you see, Great Britain was going to make one last-ditch effort to get the colonies back under subjection. Can you imagine? Living through the first war for independence and then seeing some thirty years later, everything that you sacrificed for, once again on the line. Can you imagine the utter sense of discouragement then? “Oh, here we go again.” But you see, they knew that liberty was worth it, and they knew that they had placed their faith in the right place: In God is our trust. So that they had hope, that the Star Spangled Banner of triumph would wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Because they knew their history, and they knew from experience that victory was theirs.
And I hope that I have encouraged you today; I have no idea where this has come from, but I hope that I have encouraged you today to look at your experience through life and see how you have become a conqueror over the enemies that assail you, and take that experience and make it into a future truth. And God will bless us; it is a promise.