Michael Gantt Ministries

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Shame On Us!

I am not what I ought to be, but thank God I’m not what I used to be. 

First Lady, Melania Trump spoke last night from the Rose Garden at the White House. She was elegant and measured in her speech which stands out remarkably from so much of the political rhetoric of the hour. Her words contained no bitterness, no accusation, no slander, no acrimony toward anyone. She did not trash the Democratic Party, not did she attack any candidate. She was not against anything. She spoke only of what she stands for. She was thankful, hopeful, and compassionate. She stood in stark contrast to most of the parties involved in this election. We should pray that her husband would find such grace toward others.

For this, she was rewarded by being called a whore, a porn star, and an illegal alien who can’t even speak English correctly. The hate mongers within the news media and the self-consumed narcissists out of Hollywood attacked with fangs and claws flashing. I was heartbroken. I was angry. I was ashamed.

I know Melania’s history. I know what she was. I see no evidence that she has not completely left that lifestyle in the past. I think it unfortunate for Karmala Harris that her minions in the Main Stream Media have made Melania’s sexual failures of the past a part of the political dialogue. Now everyone is fair game.

That means that Karmala Harris’ infidelities with a certain Mayor as she rose to power in California are open for discussion. 

That means that Joe Bidens alleged indiscretions are a legitimate target for conversation, even though the DNC and Main Stream Media have tried to dismiss them as baseless attacks. 

It’s really too bad that this is true. I wish it were not. However, the Word of God is clear, “Whatsoever a man soweth, he reaps.”

You see, we all have a past. We have all made bad decisions, engaged in bad behavior, and betrayed the trust of others and our own aspirations at some point. When I watch Melania Trump of late, I see a woman with tears running down her face at the singing of a hymn during a funeral. I see a quiet and graceful woman stand and lead the nation in reciting the Lord’s prayer. I see a soft-spoken, unassuming human being that should pose no threat to any other human being. I don’t see a porn star, or a super-model, or a whore––and I certainly don’t see a politician. I don’t see what was or what might have been. I see what is. 

The attacks against Melania Trump from left-wingnuts are baseless and unwarranted. They simply cannot see this woman as a broken human being who has found redemption and forgiveness for her past – because it does not favor their cruel narrative. I expect nothing less from the base and agenda-driven employees of the likes of George Soros. 

What troubles me today are those same types of attacks coming from some of my brothers and sisters in Christ, many of whom have themselves been the beneficiaries of the wonderful grace of God, the forgiveness of their sins, and the erasure of a broken past––who now live lives very different than what they were. Yet, social media today has been filled with statements and “shares” from professing Christ-followers who refuse to extend the same grace they have received to this very quiet and elegant woman. 

I say this with a broken heart, but I must speak to my brothers and sisters in Christ. If our hearts have become so callous and we have become so caught up in political fervor that we cannot show mercy upon others – SHAME ON US. Our words are disgusting in the ears of God and we put to open shame the Cross of Jesus Christ whereupon our salvation was bought. We must remember the words of the apostle James, “For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful;” (James 2:13) 

 If you have been the glad recipient of the grace of God who according to the Word of God says, For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12), rejoice in that fact, and extend that grace to others – regardless of who their husband is.


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Discussion (2)

There are 2 responses to “Shame On Us!”.

  1. Randy Steiner responded:

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    A passage from Jeremiah came to mind as I read your post, Jeremiah 15:15 -21.
    15 O LORD, you know; remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In your forbearance take me not away; know that for your sake I bear reproach.
    16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts. 17 I did not sit in the company of revelers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone, because your hand was upon me, for you had filled me with indignation. 18 Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail?
    19 Therefore thus says the LORD: “If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them. 20 And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the LORD. 21 I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.”

    For anyone who finds the Word of the Lord sweet and makes them their daily food, something to live by, and speak graceful, truthful words, God will do for them as He did for Jeremiah and deliver them in the end. Before Jeremiah realized that deliverance he certainly had to endure hardship. It would appear that the First Lady heard the words, “neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more”, of Jesus to the woman brought before Him for judgment for her acts of immorality. Those who do condemn her should also hear the words of Jesus, ” let him who is guiltless cast the first stone”.

  2. Audrey lumsden responded:

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    VERY WELL DONE SIR. It needed to be said, and we need to need it daily in our lives.

    Even though we are miles apart, and can’t get there from here right now, we appreciate your faithfulness to the Lord Michael. May He bless you and yours.

    Bruce and Audrey Lumsden

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