“Flipping The Script.”

Exo. 5:4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

“I want you to know that I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” (In response to a question during the second of the 1984 Presidential Debates against opposing candidate Walter Mondale.)

Mr. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911June 5, 2004), an actor in the 1930’s, became the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election in 1980. Former Vice President Walter Mondale was his opponent in the 1984 presidential election.

With questions about his age, and a weak performance in the first presidential debate, many wondered if he was up to the task of being president for another term. Reagan rebounded in the second debate, and confronted questions about his age with the above quote. He won a landslide victory (49 of 50 states) as Mondale carried only his home state of Minnesota (by 3800 votes) and the District of Columbia. By flipping the script,“The Gipper” won a record 525 electoral votes, the most so of any candidate in United States history, and received 58.8% of the popular vote to Mondale’s 40.6%.

Moses and Aaron are portryed as a couple of ne’er-do-wells. The king’s “script flipping” rhetoric seems to implicate the freedom-seeking brothers as the cause for social unrest among the Jews. This is reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s, although then it was a case of a “king” (as in Martin Luther King) being implicated as a troublemaker by the establishment. It should be obvious that in both “king” situations, a racist society “flipped the script” to make it appear that the protagonists where lawless.

There have been times in history where restoring spiritual order required a movement that appeared anarchistic in nature. While this ideology is in opposition to Christianity, we must understand that to take a stand for the implementation of God’s perspective is justice! True anarchy involves taking a stand againt Him, and it tends to grow as the influence of the Church deteriorates. However, this condition was predicted 2,000 years ago in II Tim. 3.

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

However, spiritual order will be restored, so don’t flip out (I Cor. 15:20-24)! It begins when we “(Mat. 22:37) love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind38 This is the first and great commandment39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” God’s people must keep God’s script – it can’t be flipped! 

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