I am shocked.
Grieving the loss of my country,
the downfall of a nation that was once a shining light of truth
in a dark world.
This morning, I’m sick to my stomach.
Sobered by the awareness of the disasters to come.
A nuclear Iran
The fast approaching fiscal cliff of our debt
The Social Security shortfall
Al Qaeda very much NOT on the run, but alive and actively our enemy
Terrorists emboldened by the debacle at Benghazi.
Having to walk everywhere because gas is too expensive
or ride my bike.
Streetlights no longer lit because no one can afford to replace burned out lamps
or stolen copper wires
Increasing vandalism and graffiti
Increasing food prices
China taking over Japan without anyone to stop it
(And thus we have the King of the East)
The gutting of our military through budget cuts
The implosion of our military because of a dishonorable commander-in-chief who who actively disdains and betrays it
Rolling blackouts when caps or excessive taxation are imposed on our electrical energy producers
Mandatory flu shots
People fighting over bread in the streets when there isn’t enough at the free food distribution sites for all the folks who want it
Repression and persecution of true Christianity
Increasing natural disasters
Invasion of enemy forces
(or collusion by the majority with enemy forces they don’t see as enemies)
The fall of the once great United States of America
There are some who say we committed suicide as a nation yesterday.
I think we started that quite some time ago,
moving gradually away from Biblical Christianity
and the pure teaching of the Word to become a people
“who would not endure sound doctrine,
wanting to have their ears tickled,
accumulated for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires;
and, turning away their ears from the truth,
have been turned aside to myths.”
(my paraphrase of 2 Ti 4:3,4)
Repeatedly the Lord says in Scriptures that for the sake of the righteous He will withhold punishment.
If there had been 10 righteous souls (believers) in Sodom, He would have spared it. (Gen 18:32)
If there had been a single man in Jeremiah’s Jerusalem (aside from Jeremiah himself) who lived rightly and sought truth (ie, God’s word), He would have pardoned the whole. (Jer 5:1)
“O LORD, do not Thine eyes look for truth (and faithfulness to it)?
Thou has smitten them, but they did not weaken;
Thou has consumed them,
But they refused to take correction.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent.
This is us as a nation.
And sadly, it is many of those who call themselves Christian today:
“rebellious children, who execute a plan, but not His,
who make an alliance (with the world), but not of His Spirit;
who proceed down to Egypt without consulting Him…
…Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame,
and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation…”