Over the next few days, as we end 2017 and open 2018, we will hear the words, “Happy New Year” time and again. I don’t know who started that saying, but this coming year it promises to be just that, a happy year in so many ways.
If the short radical loon leader in North Korea behaves himself, the world will not blow itself apart and there will be peace on earth for numbers of people.
Here are a few reasons to rejoice in looking forward to 2018:
TAXES WILL BE LESS IN 2018
Now that is amazing. Who would ever, ever, ever believe that Federal Income Taxes would be lowered enough to allow average Americans to have more money to provide for themselves and their families.
The signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by President Trump doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 putting an extra $600 billion in the pockets of American families.
Almost doubling the standard $12,000 deduction for families to $24,000 which will mean an additional $1 trillion tax cut for middle income families.
Cutting taxes on small business, raising the estate tax threshold to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples, eliminating the Obama Care penalty for those who choose not to participate, and much more. Simply put – 2018 will be a year of a little less government intruding upon and badgering its citizens.
Occasionally I hear someone say that they are exciting that the government is giving them money. That’s a long way from being true – reducing taxes is wonderful, but never think the government giving you money – it is the government taking less of your money (your hard earned money) which totally and completely belongs to you before the IRS comes demanding to be paid. Government itself produces no money – they simply take it from you! Tax reduction means that Big Government is just confiscating less. And that in itself, is somewhat of a miracle of grace.
THE UNITED NATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO BULLY
AMERICA AND ROB US OF OUR RESOURCES.
If you haven’t heard the speeches of Ambassador Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon to the United Nations just before its vote on standing with our President and nation concerning Jerusalem being the justified Capitol of Israel, you will greatly appreciate hearing them. https://youtu.be/WMzNSCug7Hk
The United Nations is one of the most corrupt organizations on earth. It has, and continues to, receive billions of US Dollars which are funneled to Dictators, illegitimate Leaders and radical groups across the globe.
Our President and his cabinet have said, “Enough is Enough” and is now in the process of clamping down on America’s support of this corrupt organization. Thank God for a President who has courage and puts it into action!
THE HUNGRY WILL BE FED– AND PEOPLE WILL BE SAVED.
As 2017 closes, for our There’s Hope for the Hungry Food Ministry it has been a good year as we have seen 508 people pray to receive Christ and had the privilege of feeding 30,326 people throughout North Georgia 273,648 pounds of food to sustain them and their loved ones.
In the morning hours as the trucks and trailers filled with food from our warehouse head into the poverty stricken areas of our state, we know that we are pleasing the heart of God by, not just saying to the poor and needy that “Jesus loves you” but by putting His love into action.
2018 looks like it will be even a greater year for this ministry with the opening of many new opportunities to help others with new locations and workers.
ABORTIONS ARE DOWN IN 2017 AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO FALL
According to a recent study from the CDC here in Atlanta, abortions have dropped 20% in America over the last 10 years. That means that thousands of beautiful little babies will escape the butcher’s knife and live as God intended His little blessed ones to live. There are millions of Christian Soldiers who combat the evils of Abortion, independently and through other ministries each day.
Hopefully, America will one day cease to follow the brutality of child sacrifice to the gods of “personal convenience” and become a civilized society once again.
THERE’S HOPE AMERICA – 2018
There’s Hope America this coming year will be especially active in its work to educate and motivate the American people to recognize God’s rightful place in every facet of our society. In religion, government, education, politics, finances, the military, home and foreign policy, in every corner of America, godly principles have their rightful place.
From the nation’s earliest beginnings to the present day, Americans owe a tremendous debt to the God given Judeo-Christian foundations that, as given by His grace, our forefathers used to forge this nation and still undergird our freedoms today.
Each day, through radio, the electronic and printed media, There’s Hope America points America back to God. 2018 should be a year that will be our largest and best for His glory and the sake of the nation.
Blessings to All,
Dr. Richard Lee