I am up entirely too early this morning due to an alarm that went off in my spirit.
The alarm was to this effect - "Get up and begin to pray and fast that there will be no destruction on 9/11!" The II Chronicles 7:14 alert is going off big time in the spirit - to those who have ears to hear!
This is why. If reports are to be believed, we can expect 1 million Muslims to descend upon our nation's capital on that day, and in answer it has been said that 2 million Bikers - many of which are veterans - will be showing up as well. Even if a small percentage of either group actually shows up it will be an overwhelming number in that small space - and bears a huge potential for disaster.
For example - if those bikers are armed - as I well expect them to be - declaring their "Constitutional right to bear arms" - and if recent, troubling patterns persist - it has occurred to me that Mr. "Executive Order" could have them gunned down in the streets in the name of peace! And would be lauded and supported by the "lame-stream media" for doing so!
Listen! I am not trying to be an alarmist, nor a purveyor of doom or panic - but I think we'd do well to anticipate this prospect and prepare accordingly. Were there to be that sort of action what will be our response? Will we merely express our outrage on social media, while we burn vigil candles in the safety of our homes and churches? Or will we take up arms and go to their aid?
Does anyone still value their freedoms enough to fight and die to defend them? Do we know what they are, and why they are important, and how they are being threatened? For the most part, I think not! We seem to be in some self-induced social coma!
The whole climate of our nation has changed. While we entertain ourselves with a variety of televised viewing which tends to range from the bizarre to the morbid - from sickly sweet Disney cotton candy on sterioids to dark dystopian sci-fi declaring the end of civilization as we know it - we anesthetize ourselves from the pain of the uncomfortable realities that loom on our horizon - which does seem to be closing in on us! Meanwhile - back at the capital - the keeper and shrine of our values and rights - our freedoms have slipped from our fingers. But those who insist that we can not blame the Government are unfortunately correct!
Most of our freedoms have been cheerfully relinquished by us without a struggle in the name of "letting the experts handle it". Therein - thinking ourselves to be masters - we have become the slaves. Proverbs has stated our position aptly - "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." America - welcome to fall. We will soon fall one way or another! We will fall on our faces before almighty God, or we will fall to the inevitable judgment that we have been calling down on our own heads for decades!
Sincere, and well thought out doubt has been expressed, by seasoned military men, that "We the people" can not possibly win a war against the new militarized police state which our new, self-appointed "fuhrer" has in subtly put into place under our noses - with most of us decrying even the possibility of such an idea! We are not simply facing, as our forefather's did, one on one battle with equally armed militia men. We are facing weapons of frightening proportions - we are both out-numbered and under-equipped for such a venture. No doubt these men have a point. Yet if we would remain a free nation we have no choice but to risk whatever we must to oppose this tyranny.
There are many, perhaps they really are the majority, who loudly protest that no such dangers exist! And yet - in stark contrast to our utopian ideas about what this administration is trying to achieve - how many stories are beginning to emerge - even from a few startled left-wing journalists - that have been shocked into realizing that "this isn't going where they were led to believe" - about honest citizens being bullied by police into submission when they were breaking no law?! People trying to feed the homeless are being bullied off the street by armed policemen - who kept militantly insisting that they be obeyed or the dissenters would be arrested! What the heck is that - if not a police state? In good old North Carolina, no less! As Dorothy, in, "The Wizard of Oz" exclaimed - "Todo! We are not in Kansas anymore!"
Ironically, in Jewish Tradition, from which True Christianity was birthed, it is time for the FALL Festivals - which begin with Yom Teruah - the Feast of Trumpets - which - being the beginning of these moedim (appointed times) - heralds a time of preparation for the coming Day of Atonement. This day, the pinnacle of the Jewish Tradition is a fast day, not a feast day. It is a time when the nation of Israel, at home and abroad, seek the favor of their God! A time to repent of anything that would offend or separate one from His favor, and to return to His good graces! There is a time of Teshuvah leading up to this austere occasion. This is a time when His chosen people, all over the world are falling on their faces, seeking His forgiveness for the year to come. And yet, His people in America, who are by and large ignorant of these appointed times, due to neglect of leadership, barely entertain the concept of forgiveness of sins. Some regard the mere mention of sin as an insult. Sin has become politically incorrect. Or, at least the pointing out of it is.
However, the truth is, that if - as a Nation whose foundation was laid on this truth of Scriptural correctness - not political humanistic fiction - if we do not fall on our faces in abject repentance right now, we will not wake to the usual "Fall" experience - we will not be greeted by a pleasant chill, falling leaves, and the scent of pumpkin spiced candles. We will wake instead to a very unpleasant coldness, falling buildings, and the scent of burning flesh. We need to wake up to some hard cold facts this morning. For one thing, it has become obvious to all who will see, that this man is not playing, and it is time we stopped playing too. It is time for America to grow up, show up and throw down.
We must find our spine, and our weapons if necessary, and be willing to take a stand for righteousness - whatever that may cost us personally. We have let this nation's rebellion get out of hand, and now there is quite a mess to clean up. So be it. That is the price of negligence. I suggest we pay it now, before it gets any bigger. Ignoring it will NOT make it go away! It may, as some have claimed, be too late. But I personally believe that if we are breathing it is never too late - and I also conveniently believe in a miracle working God!
The rub is, that this God only works on the side of righteousness - and He is not taken in by the humanistic rubbish that has replaced His wisdom. If we want Him on "our side" then we had better cross over to where He is! That is how this works. He will not lower Himself to our standards, we must rise to His. But He is the greater lifter upper! Ironic fact, however, insists that He only lifts up those who are willing to humble themselves. I suggest we get to it! We haven't much time.
This is September the first. In ten days there is going to be a showdown in Washington. What if our prayers are the only thing that can save our nation's capital? What if the nation's safety lies in our hands? Will we be saved or screwed? II Chronicles 7:14...."IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND SEEK MY FACE, AND PRAY, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS - THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, FORGIVE THEIR SINS, AND HEAL THEIR LAND!"
Fall is in the air...but which way will it fall on 9/11? Clearly saints...its our move...