Skip to comments.Why We Can't Go Back...
Posted on 10/09/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.(Isaiah 24:7-12)
I know many people who are optimistic that we can all go back, after the elections, to the good days we have known in our country for quite some time.They hope that through the political process, we can put adults back into power , responsible public servants who will be able to stop the national suicide of reckless spending, non-assimilable immigration, open display of national weakness before our sworn enemies, and to cut the business killing taxes and regulations that have strangled our economy.
I dont blame them for wanting all of the above. It is a tragedy to realize that in a sane world, these necessary measures could and would be taken, and in spite of the damage done to this productive, innovative and hard-working society, we could yet possibly recover.
But we cant go back to the freedom, prosperity and seemingly endless opportunity to better ourselves, that we once knew and loved. No matter who wins in November, we will never go back for a number of reasons, some of which I will briefly address.
Why cant we go back?
We cant simply return to the prosperous, good years because to do so is not merely a matter of cutting away at faulty policies such as over spending, over regulation, waste, corruption, and fraud in Government, as important as all those things are. Our pathologies are all moral and spiritual.
In order to go back, we would have to turn to God, and that will not likely happen on a national basis, without something drastic and painful happening to us.
Does anyone seriously think we can ever de-homosexualize our once Judeo- Christian nation? Could we ever peacefully reverse the utter godlessness, and open hostility to the only true God, and to Jerusalem? Will an election be able to undo the rampant immigration abuse of our political elites, who have created a new constituency for themselves by foisting hordes of takers, (Democrat voters) upon our body politic?
How will we ever undo the calamitous results of the 60′s birth control and abortion revolution, leading to 50 million murdered, the cheapening of human life and the coarsening of men and women? I do not think we can ever go back
The Psalmist tells us ,Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.
Our freedom and the prosperity that came out of it, came to us as a direct consequence of a Christian worldview. The things that have made America great; the ethic of individual responsibility, the dignity of all work, limited Government, the separation of church and state, checks and balances of power, all spring from a christian worldview.
Our leaders and elites have repudiated the source of these blessings which once distinguished us as a nation. I believe that De Tocqueville warned us that we were only great because we were good, but if we ever cease being good, we would cease being great.
Someone else has recently stated that perhaps the nation could survive a term of Obama, but it certainly cant survive the ignorant, immoral, hateful and racist constituency within, which put him into power.
Millions of Americans, resonate with Obamas statism, his promotion of sexual deviancy, blatant racial hate mongering, or his complete sympathy with Americas enemies, not to mention his adamant abortion and infanticide advocacy. Many profess to be christian, but they put their biases above their religion, when they vote for him.
For many, as long as the checks are coming from Obamas stash, they are all in. We have come to the dreaded tipping point, in which those who are in the wagon actually outnumber those pulling the wagon. Obama may go, but his constituency remains.
As for the option to Obama, never forget that Romney is the first Governor to preside as the officiant at a Gay marriage, and as Governor of Massachusetts, he advocated the right to abortion, even to the point of schools taking girls to clinics without parental notification. Romney is a Mormon as well, which is a polygamous cult!
I hope people will begin to see that what we are experiencing goes far beyond economic or societal decline. The truth is, God rules in the affairs of men. The Infinite, personal,Holy God of the Bible is a judge of nations and peoples. To whom much is given, much is going to be required. Have we been recently Weighed in the balances and found wanting?
If so, it should be obvious that we can never go back. Its not just us, however, for the whole world is heading for the final reckoning, the final judgment predicted by the Prophets and apostles of the Bible, so no one can ever get back to where they were. It is almost as if we have completed the seven years of plenty in Josephs dream and are heading into the seven years of want.
When a woman is ready to give birth, she comes to a transition point, at which she often thinks(so I am told), I dont want to go through this , but it is too late, there is no going back, only forward through the birth process.
Jesus told us that the end of the world will be like that, birthpangs leading to a final cataclysm of judgment, and the emergence of the thousand year reign of Christ . There is no question of going back, the only question is are you right with God? Have your sins been forgiven? Do you love this world, or are you longing for the world to come?
Oh that we would see what the times are and what to do about it! Then we would turn to God with all of our hearts, with repentance, confession of sin and faith in Jesus! Even now, God will forgive and save the soul of whoever turns to him.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.(Romans 10:9-13)
I'm not sure what the percentages are, but we still have quite a few Christians in this country. Are they a majority? Perhaps not, and perhaps many who think themselves to be 'saved' are indeed not.
But, I believe that all Christians are seeing the 'end time' dead ahead... and I believe many are turning to Christ for the first time in their lives.
I wouldn’t expect many replies to this post PB but you have simply stated reality.I can’t think of much else to say right now so I’ll just say,maranatha!
For such a time as this . . . http://patburt.com/
What an awesome article, and exactly, precisely right. And, if all of what the Pastor wrote isn't enough, no matter who is elected, they will work to divide God's covenant land, which, when finally accomplished, will be the final nail in America's coffin.
An apt analogy PB.
Now just imagine that the woman going through this had absolutely no idea what was happening.Some say we are here to make the world fit for Christ's return and I'd suppose there are many believers that have little to no understanding of what is happening.They have no real context to put the birth-pangs into.Which is why Jesus' testimony is so important.
(Timothy 1:7,8) "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord..." "...for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev 19:10)
Acts 13 talks of a false prophet that withstood the gospel and the language used to describe what happened to him is provocative to say the least.
Acts 13:11 "And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand"
Not seeing the "sun" for a season(a 7 year season?). Considering Malachi 4:2 "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings" it's not hard to see what else Acts 13:11 might be saying.As for "...seeking some to lead him by the hand"..."...if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (John 5:43)
You'd have to wonder what sort of a mind set a woman going through birth pangs without a clue as to what was going on,would have.We go to the doctor in order to not have that mind set because (in addition to other things)he explains to us 'what's to come' and what to expect.
John 13:19 "Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he"
John 6:29 "This is the work of God,that ye believe on Him who He has sent"
Revelation 3:5 "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels"
1 John 5:5 "Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
Thanks for letting me rant.
Pastor Bill you really ought to have a ping list.
Grace and peace to you all.