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 don’t 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 can’t 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 can’t we go back?
We can’t 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.
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 can’t survive the ignorant, immoral, hateful and racist constituency within, which put him into power.
Millions of Americans, resonate with Obama’s statism, his promotion of sexual deviancy, blatant racial hate mongering, or his complete sympathy with America’s 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 “Obama’s 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. It’s 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 Joseph’s 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 don’t 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)