Time and Times
The balance the whole world is pivoting upon could not be more precarious. If the world economy is driven by American consumers and American consumers are influenced by Left-tilting Media, socialism and confiscatory tax rates are a stone throw away. I keep harping on the Biblical prophecies that predict a one world Government and monetary system and eventually a leader who will betray all. Every day it seems we draw a little closer to that possibility(eventuality) becoming reality. People want to be secure; financially, personally, physically, and mentally. We are setting the stage for these things to happen, which happen they must, if God predicted it. I am witnessing all the time people willing to trade more freedoms away for a perception of more security. I am not talking about law enforcement either. I believe in the law and the ability for officers to investigate criminals, be they identity thieves, terrorists, child abusers, drug dealers, practitioners of violence, and any other blue or white collar thief. I worry most about letting the Nanny Government tell us what to eat, how to discipline our kids, how we should conduct our lives within their maze of a tax-code, leading us by the nose where they think we should go. Pitting classes against one another, races getting preferential treatments, addressing problems at the moment of "crisis". We are all in this together, One Nation Under God. At least we used to be, now we are willing to become One multi-cultural Nation with many Gods, or no God. One Nation chasing a buck, bailing out the stupid, pitying the fools, playing with fire, worshipping celebrities and self, asking no tough questions , demanding no honest answers, ends justifying means, looking for someone to take care of us, letting someone else do the hard work, giving up, and ultimately setting the stage for our spectacular fall. As hopeless as I feel from time to time in our nations ability to stay upright, I must remember this scripture ~ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.~ 2Chronicles 7:14 The key word is MY People not the unbelievers, but the believers in the Lord God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ. We must believe and pray and repent, allowing ourselves to do the work that God has in mind for each and every one of us.
I say these words as an exhortation to myself, also, not as a preacher who has attained these ideals. But if I can keep reminding myself, maybe I will gain the strength to overcome. It is all wishful thinking, and desiring above all else to please God.