The Prophetic Land
The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Choosing our prophetic destiny as a people and a nation
The Wall Street Journal reports that in the first quarter of 2010 nearly half of the population of the United States, 48.5%, lived in a household that received some sort of government aid. Census data indicated that over 34% received food stamps, subsidized housing, cash welfare or Medicaid. Some 30% of households received either Medicare or Social Security. The Tax Policy Center reports 46.4% of households will pay no income tax this year. The Treasury Department reports that under this current president, personal indebtedness to the federal government has increased by $35,835 per household to to $44,980 for every full-time private sector worker. The country is imploding and the casualties are the American citizenry.
People can blame whatever political party they choose. Both had a hand in this debacle. There is no sense in the concept of spending hard earned taxpayer dollars to create huge debt betting on economic prosperity. Unless, of course, the intent is to make people so dependent on government that the government can then dictate how the people vote and how they live their lives. Freedom has a price. And in this case, so does tyranny. These leaders cunningly trapped Americans into paying for their own tyranny. Socialism and communism require no allegiance to a god that would supersede the government. Americans resisted for 234 years, but tyranny has landed in America, and we paid for it with our own money.
An ancient quote has become true in today's America: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." The Apostle Paul warned in 2 Timothy 3:1-7, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." Self-centeredness is ending our freedom.
Christian Americans are supposed to know freedom. It is found in Jesus Christ. We serve a God of freedom. When Christians became too involved with themselves, the church in chasing after them also became self indulgent, abandoning its mission and acquiescing its social duty to the government. Now, like the Israelites before us, we have turned our backs on the God who set us free and stand on the precipice of tyranny. Strange and silly doctrines, self indulgent behavior, denial of scripture, and disobedience are the vehicles we ride into our captivity. The Lord's grace provides us many chances. These days we as a people and a nation are choosing our prophetic destiny, will it be tyranny or freedom?
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!