Kings of the Earth: Wolfowitz and Joey the Clown

Written by Roger Wright

Kings ofrepparttar Earth Connecting Wolfowitz and Joeyrepparttar 137038 Clown---thru Johnny Cash

The kings of this earth shall lord it over their subjects But it shall not be so among you For I am among you as one who serves

Luke 22

I hear that train a comin It’s rollin roundrepparttar 137039 bend

Johnny Cash

Paul “The Warmonger” Wolfowitz sat down behind his polished mahogany desk on his first day at work atrepparttar 137040 World Bank just as Joey “The Clown Lombardo” sat his old creaking bones down onrepparttar 137041 front stoop ofrepparttar 137042 house in Chicago onrepparttar 137043 west side near Grand and May.

Wolfowitz settles in torepparttar 137044 deep shinny leather chair, yanks his top right hand drawer clean out ofrepparttar 137045 desk, and on torepparttar 137046 floor. Taped torepparttar 137047 back ofrepparttar 137048 drawer is a yellowed dusty envelope sealed shut. A song drifts up fromrepparttar 137049 Washington DC street below and into his open 3rd floor window.

Wolfowitz is annoyed. It’s supposed to be quiet here.

Joey The Clown---right there in plain sight-- feelsrepparttar 137050 scratchy concrete ofrepparttar 137051 front stoop, picks uprepparttar 137052 cup of good strong coffee he brought out here to enjoyrepparttar 137053 nice spring morning in Chicago, hearsrepparttar 137054 same song coming from inside a small house acrossrepparttar 137055 street fromrepparttar 137056 windowless “social club” where he sits and watches. Joey shrugs. He’s not looking for quiet here. Wolfowitz and Joey hear Johnny Cash. Rich voice deep asrepparttar 137057 dirt, hard and knowing asrepparttar 137058 scratchy concrete:

“I hear that train a comin’ It’s rollin roundrepparttar 137059 bend And I ain’t seenrepparttar 137060 sunshine Since, I don’t know when.

Wolfowitz looks down atrepparttar 137061 mess of paper clips and pens on his floor. Wonders who it is that cleans that up. Picks up a comb he had thrown in there earlier when they were doing a photo shoot and stuffs it in his suit coat. Joeyrepparttar 137062 Clown looks down as a piece of yesterday’s newspaper gets taken byrepparttar 137063 wind, dancing inrepparttar 137064 dust on down towards Grand Avenue inrepparttar 137065 spring time light, Wolfowitz looks atrepparttar 137066 floor again andrepparttar 137067 old yellow envelope registers. He reaches down and tears it off. Opens it up and it’s a one word letter on World Bank Stationary signed by Robert McNamara—Viet Nam’s Wolfowitz. Scrawled out inrepparttar 137068 middle ofrepparttar 137069 page, in crab like handwriting: McNamara had just writtenrepparttar 137070 word “SORRY” and signed it ROBERT MCNAMARA. Another piece of newspaper caught byrepparttar 137071 wind blows over Joeyrepparttar 137072 Clown’s toes and he catchesrepparttar 137073 headline HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CLOWN???

Johnny Cash continues:

I’m stuck in Folsom Prison And time keeps draggin on But that train keeps on a rollin On down to San Antone.

Wolfowitz pokes a button onrepparttar 137074 digital console on his desk, not really sure what it does, but thinking maybe it will get him to whoever it is that twill clean uprepparttar 137075 mess on his floor. He thinks about McNamara. Man did NOT have my intellectual firepower. And he just did not understand evil like I do. Couldn’t seerepparttar 137076 big picture. Couldn’t really see evil at workrepparttar 137077 way I can. No WONDER he made such a mess of Viet Nam. And what in hell’s fiery blazes couldrepparttar 137078 powers that be have been THINKING when they put him in charge ofrepparttar 137079 World Bank!

Joeyrepparttar 137080 Clown looks out atrepparttar 137081 quiet street and thinks about how espresso gets him so jittery now. Man hits 75 . . . .newspapers say he’s younger. . .but Joeyrepparttar 137082 Clown laughs to himself. . . .what do they know about this that orrepparttar 137083 other---all he knows is that he can’t drinkrepparttar 137084 espresso like he used to. And so he wonders about what will Salvatore be bringing him now? Salvatore always took care of bringing cases ofrepparttar 137085 stuff to Joey. A regular thing. Like clock work. Every Monday afternoon,repparttar 137086 truck would pull up, Salvatore always with a joke and a case or two to make sure Joey andrepparttar 137087 boys hadrepparttar 137088 espresso. Because you HAD to make sure that loyalty wasn’t something you just TALKED about. Loyalty was that truck pulling up in front ofrepparttar 137089 Grand Avenue Social Club every Monday with a case or two ofrepparttar 137090 stuff falling off. And ifrepparttar 137091 boys could help Salvatore?


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

1 Thessalonians 5.17: "Pray without ceasing."

Overrepparttar past 18 plus years, this scripture verse has been my motto. Daniel prayed three times a day. David prayed, Moses prayed, Paul prayed, and many other heroes of faith recognizedrepparttar 136999 importance of prayer. In fact, if these two words were inscribed on my tombstone, "He prayed", that would be my testimony.

God hears and answersrepparttar 137000 prayers of his children. Althoughrepparttar 137001 enemy works hard to prevent answers from coming, if you pray underrepparttar 137002 guidance ofrepparttar 137003 Holy Ghost, you can be assured that your prayer was in accordance with God's will. I was facing some particularly difficult trials and I prayed forrepparttar 137004 Lord's help. That evening, I readrepparttar 137005 tenth chapter of Daniel where he was praying for 21 days about an urgent matter. An angel came and told Daniel that fromrepparttar 137006 very first day he began to pray, his words were heard but a spiritual warfare ensued withrepparttar 137007 prince ofrepparttar 137008 kingdom of Persia,repparttar 137009 chief principality of Satan over that country. The angel had to call Michael, one which stands guard over Daniel's people (Israelites), to come help. When I read that passage of scripture andrepparttar 137010 first verse of Daniel, chapter 12, I realized I was in a battle. As I meditated on God's word,repparttar 137011 Holy Spirit quickened me when I said, "By adoption, I am a child of Israel, Lord send Michael to help."

That night I drifted off to sleep and had a vivid dream. In this dream, I was fighting many demons. I was losingrepparttar 137012 battle and called onrepparttar 137013 Lord. I said, "Help me, Jesus, send Michael to help me." About that time, I saw a platoon (about 30) of soldiers marching towards me. They were dressed up in Army Blue Dress uniforms. The head one came up to me, rendered a hand salute, and said, "Michael reporting as ordered, sir." In my dream, I could clearly see his name tag andrepparttar 137014 Chief Warrant Officer Four (the highest warrant officer rank at that time) bars on his shoulders. I said, "Chief, I need help." He turned to his platoon and gaverepparttar 137015 command, "Round them up, boys." In short order,repparttar 137016 demons were captured and herded into a white bus that had "PRISONERS" written on it. I woke from my dream and had sweet peace and victory in this battle. What a mighty God we serve!

Later, I met two men who believed strongly inrepparttar 137017 power of prayer. Their names were Michael (Mike) and Daniel (Dan). Ironic, isn't it? As I'm writing this, it still amazes me that here I am writing about Daniel and Michael and prayer, and God sent me two friends namedrepparttar 137018 same!

Well, Mike was more like a David in his praying. He was a great singer, like David, and had a heart after God. Dan was more like Jeremiah,repparttar 137019 weeping prophet. As Dan took his burdens torepparttar 137020 Lord, he would begin to weep. Asrepparttar 137021 tears would flow andrepparttar 137022 words of prayer came brokenly, you could see and feelrepparttar 137023 intensity of his prayers.

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