The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
American crossroads: The prophetic future of complacency
The man who occupies the Oval Office will take to the airwaves Wednesday night to ostensibly inform Americans about the budget process and what needs to be done to fix it. Ostensibly, because in reality he is launching his reelection campaign and he will very craftily try to get buy in from the citizenry on tax increases to help pay down these historic and record breaking budget deficits he and a misguided Congress have created. He will use terms like "investment" and try to shame the "wealthy" into paying their own fair share. These are all code words for tax increases, and even more insidious, words of class warfare. Class warfare, pitting the nebulous rich against the less fortunate is classic socialist strategy.
Gasoline prices have surpassed $4 a gallon in many places. Food prices are soaring at levels not seen in 30 years. The consequences of this government not living within its means and robbing America of her wealth are about to come home to roost. And this man's plan is to raise taxes--in other words--rob America and Americans of more of their wealth. If the goal is to destroy capitalism and establish socialism, the fastest way to accomplish it is to bankrupt the country and make the people totally reliant on the government. The transfer of wealth from the people to the government is the linchpin in accomplishing the promised "Remaking of America." Invoking class warfare--casting rich vs poor--will set the stage.
In showing Moses how to govern properly, his father-in-law Jethro came to him with words of wisdom from the Lord. He said in Exodus 18:21, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." This is the system after which the Founding Fathers of America modeled our Republic. The word "covetousness" in this passage means "plunder, unjust gain, lucre, profit, dishonest gain." Americans rejected this wisdom and elected men and women who do not fear God, who covet our enterprise, and who will lie to take it.
The consequences of these very actions mean that Americans could lose their nation, along with it our liberty, our way of life, our ability to pursue our inspirations. These are consequences of turning our backs on God, electing those who chose humanism in governance, and trusting godless liars with our national well being and security. Titus 1:10, 11 says, "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake." God honors the hearts of his people. We must want our nation, our homes, more than the covetousness of the socialists and Islamists. Otherwise they will have them.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry