Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?(Proverbs 1:20-22)
I believe that the Wisdom of God cries out to us through current events, though most just pass by paying no heed to what the Spirit is saying . Of course the Scriptures are full of the revealed Wisdom of God, and the clearest revelation of it is in Jesus Christ himself, but God speaks to us also through history also, especially current history.
Events at the Democratic Convention offers one such example. Keep in mind that this is a major political party with a large American constituency, and which consistently wins elections in the House, Senate and the White House.
Therefore when the fiasco at the convention, in which language referring to the Judeo-Chrstian God was removed from the Democratic official platform, the discerning know that God is speaking to this nation, holding up a huge, unflattering mirror. This is who you really are!
Of course the convention was consistent in a perverse way for not only did they remove the Judeo Christian God, but also language affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is the “City of the great King”, the only city where God has placed his own name, as well as the city where Jesus was crucified. The Democratic party officially disavowed God and Jerusalem!
The unwitting parable continued, for when the more politically savvy among the Democrats realized the harm to the party brand, removing God from the plank would incur , they ham handedly “put God back into the platform, over the resounding boos and catcalls from the floor of the convention.
This from Politico article, Jerusalem and God Get Booed at DNC
Delegates and members of the Democratic party booed after former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) discussed God and moved to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, had to ask for the Yea and Nay vote several times before declaring the motion passed.
C-SPAN cameras captured the dissatisfaction among members after the motion passed.
More information from the Associated Press:
Democrats have changed their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.The move came after criticism from Republicans.Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected.He called for a vote three times before ruling.The party reinstated language from the 2008 platform that said “we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”The platform also now includes what advisers said was Obama’s personal views on Jerusalem.
I‘m not saying the Democratic party should acknowledge God, after all they are the party of Abortion, and Gay Marriage, and have always been the more antagonistic to true faith of the two parties. But there was a day when you would have had to at least pretend to be pious (like the Republicans do to get the evangelical vote).
It’s not like the Democratic convention is against the idea of “gods”in general. There is a pretty good representation of various false gods getting their equal time at the DNC. Allah is certainly represented in the DNC sponsored “Jummah ” prayer meeting.
So also is Moloch, the ancient Canaanite idol, who demanded the sacrifice of live infants on his superheated arms. It should be noted that Obama, the titular head of the Democratic party, goes beyond a zealous defense of abortion, he passionately fought for the right of the state to starve the hapless infants who might have survived abortion attempts.This did not bother Obama’s constituency in the least!
The “goddess of reason” is there also. Remember her? She emerged in the attempt to de -Christianize France in the wake of the French Revolution. This prostitute taken off of the streets was enthroned as “goddess of reason” at Notre Dame Cathedral, in the mob’s attempt to sacrilege the sanctuary. The left has always been at war with God.
Sandra Fluke is the modern incarnation of the same idol. This democratic operative and 30-year-old professional student came to fame as the spokesperson for all who would force by law or fiat Roman Catholic universities to provide free birth control, and abortion to as part of their “healthcare plans”.
Bacchus and Apollo are at the DNC also, in the demand for the public preference for the unbridled passions of homosexuality, “gay marriage”, “Gay rights”, etc. There is not a state in the Union which has ever voted for “gay marriage”, every referendum has been voted down. But the Left has forced this depraved parody of God’s sacred institution upon us all.
And of course Caesar is there. The real philosophy of the left is Statism, the worship of Government. One of the speeches proclaimed that” the only thing all human beings are a part of, is Government”.When you turn your back on the only real God, you end up worshipping Government., looking to it for daily bread, health care, security, compassion, forgiveness, power, glory and the Kingdom! Caesar always ends up persecuting christians sooner or later, because He demands worship.
It seems that the spectacle we are seeing, of God(and Jerusalem) being disavowed by one of America’s major political parties, and a host of false gods flooding in to take His place ought to be a portent of something truly awful . There can be no vacuum. Jesus warned us in John chapter 5:43
I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive .
It is easy to see how many will be led to worship the AntiChrist! I would venture to say a good number of those in attendance at the DNC would swear that they are christians and are happy to be participating in “history”.
I am not saying the Republican party is flawless, but at least on paper, they resist the agenda of death, gay marriage, abortion, etc. The God of Mitt Romney isn’t the true God either, but there is no way at this point that the Republicans would disavow God at the convention.
America is in trouble and her problem isn’t merely political or financial. We have become enslaved to false gods, and a good portion of us prefer them to even so much as a mention of the real God! Only repentance and revival can bring this nation back from the abyss she looks into. God have mercy on us all, we would do well to listen to Lady Wisdom’s warning,
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil (Proverbs 1:23-33)