The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Paying the price of our beliefs and apathy
The rising cost of oil as reflected at the nation's gasoline stations is but the first ramifications of a failed economic policy that will surely have a lasting impact on all Americans, their families and their livelihoods. The price of food; the price of goods; the price of everything will inflate beyond the imagination in the weeks and months to come. This is not only because of the surging price of oil, but also because of the huge record debt amassed by the federal government. If Americans did not understand that there are forces out to destroy this nation and the American Judeo-Christian way of life, it will become abundantly clear in the near future.
At gas stations in the Washington, DC area, gasoline prices have reached $5 a gallon or more. This reality hits every American squarely and it is tantamount to a huge governmental tax increase. On June 11, 2008, CNBC's John Harwood asked then senator Barack Obama if higher oil prices would help America reduce oil consumption. He replied: "I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money in their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more rapidly, particularly U.S. automakers..."
He said at a campaign gathering on August 1, 2008, "There are things that you can do individually though to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated. Simple thing. But we could save. All the oil they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires, and getting regular tune ups, you could actually save just as much." This is wrong minded thinking. This is the type of thinking that has gutted this nation and its people in a silent and deceptive war on our freedoms, our Constitution and our way of life. The foreign and domestic policies of this Administration, and to a certain extent the second four years of the Bush Administration, have resulted in secret national casualties beyond measure.
Our generation is in a huge hole. It is not one in that Americans can trust ruling class and godless politicians to bring us out. As we enter into these most holy days of the resurrection of Christ, we should be mindful that this judgment before us is as much self-inflicted as it is God's hand of protection moving away. Jesus died that we may no longer be in the bondage of sin. We should operate our lives as such, and as Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." To turn this around, we must first repent. We must decide to stand in the gap for our nation. We must become radical Christians such that our light cannot be denied.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!