The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Monday, April 23, 2011
Changing the course of dark destiny as children of light
The International Monetary Fund now forecasts that China will overtake the United States as the world's leading economy within the next five years. In anticipation of this economic event, China, along with Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, has begun holding meetings to replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency. The last and present US Administrations purposely ran up the national debt to record levels that cannot be addressed without drastic measures by any future American leader. No economy can be sustained on such debt. The weakness of the US dollar is at the beginning stages of causing hyper-inflation never before seen by this generation of Americans. Our economy needs a miracle.
At the same time, there is a social revolution taking place in America. No one need look any further than Dearborn, Michigan as the tip of the spear. Any attempt to publicly discuss the intent of Islam, its laws, its culture is met with a complete shutdown of First Amendment protection of free speech. For fear of violence, peaceful protests of Islam are prohibited anywhere near its main mosque. Christians who have attempted to peacefully witness to Muslims there have been detained, their materials confiscated by the Muslim Chief of Police, who is also a member of the White House's Homeland Security Advisory Board. Our civil society needs a miracle.
Some Christians say America should go the way of God's judgment rather than we plead our cause for mercy. America, despite her blemishes, has been the beacon of The Great Commission to the world. There are countless examples in the scriptures that the Lord wishes his people to repent that he may restore their land. Chapters 20-22 of Ezekiel is such an example. And yes, my brethren, these scriptures do apply to Christians as even Romans 11:17-21 declares, "...and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree...Be not high minded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee."
The Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30, "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it." We must gird ourselves and stan--for the last sentence in the verse says, "But I found none." For the sake of yourselves, and your children and their children, should we not seek God's mercy? Should we not boldly act as we are instructed by the scriptures? Romans 13:11,12 exhorts: "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." If only...
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!