Saturday, April 5, 2014

MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN



  I was very angry last night. I was watching The Kelly Files on the Fox news channel. I know, I know, some people will say " Well no wonder, you're watching Fox news." Unfortunately the regular news channels don't bother to give the news as it is. If any news is given, it's bathed in whatever liberal light can be shed upon it. So much of what passes as news nowadays is nothing more than a feel good story. I'm all for feeling good. I wish the whole world was full of feel good stories. I'm not saying that there is nothing good happening in the world, there is, and it's nice to bring it to light, but unfortunately, there's an awful lot of crap going on out there too and it also needs to be reported on. The story that got me so upset last night was the CEO of Mozilla being fired for supporting an amendment a number of years ago in California banning gay marriage. As was pointed out, when Barrack Obama was running for president he was opposed to gay  marriage too. Didn't keep him from getting elected- twice. It might not have bothered me so much if it weren't for the ongoing dishonesty, deceit, lying and outright sinful nature of not only this administration, but most if not all of congress. The people who were elected to run this country are leading us into a pit of moral decay such as  has never been seen before, and we are embracing it and even encouraging more. America is on a downward spiral and I'm scared for this country. We used to be the standard that other countries aspired to be like, now we're an example of how not to be. What is being passed off as enlightenment and freedom is nothing more than an excuse to abandon our moral bonds and do whatever we want because it feels good and consequences be damned. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. I've said it before and I'll say it again- there is a law of sewing and reaping. Just as you can't plant potatoes and grow cucumbers, neither can you plant the seeds of sin and reap God's blessing. As the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville said, "America is great because America is good. When America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great." Ask around. Is America still great? I'm having a hard time believing it is.
    MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN - Those familiar with the book of Daniel will recognize those words. They were written on the plaster wall by the hand of God while the grandson of the great Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar was drinking wine from the goblets taken from the temple in Jerusalem in an act of defiance against God Almighty.  When the king saw the hand, his face turned pale and his knees started knocking together. Everything was fun and games up to that point. Everything was fine until it wasn't. Daniel was called in to read the words because all the wise men and soothsayers in Babylon couldn't. This is what the words meant- God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. You have been weighed on the balance and found wanting. Your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and the Persians.  That night, the king was killed and his kingdom was taken over. God is patient beyond what we can imagine, but he won't be mocked. Increasingly in America those who want nothing to do with the Lord are demanding that any mention of him in public places be removed. For the sake of political correctness people are not speaking out against what historically has been an abomination, be it gay marriage, abortion or lying for the sake of an election. For crying out loud,  half of all marriages in this country end in divorce! At what point will God say to us, "You've been weighed on the balance and found wanting."
   I've shown the pamphlet in the second picture which depicts a Christian church in Africa which was bombed. Not because of anything that the people did wrong, but because they were Christians. We haven't gotten to that point in America yet, but we're on the way. We don't want to hear bad news. We don't want to believe that what we're doing is wrong. We don't want to listen when someone  points the finger and says what you're doing is immoral. Like the frog in the pan of  water on the stove, we don't notice the heat until it's too late. God says," Woe to him who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness." We're entering into some pretty scary times. We can turn things around if we want to. We don't have to go the way of the Babylonian empire. God doesn't want us to. In the book of Ezekiel he states " For I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, therefore repent and live."
  As those who know me can attest, I'm not a preacher, a teacher, an apostle or a righteous man. I'm just an American man who is scared for this country and the direction we're headed. Lets get back on the right path and see America blessed again.

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