The slaughter of the innocents in Connecticut reminds us once again of the horrible decay that has destroyed the foundations of America, and this has occurred right under our noses, over the course of many decades.
If youâ€™re thinking of joining the liberal cry for banning guns, think again. President Obamaâ€™s Chicago (the people who gave us â€œBan Chick-Fil-Aâ€ for advocating traditional marriage) is failing in that experiment. According to Breitbart.com â€“ (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/28/Obama-s-Gun-Control-Not-Working-Out-So-Well-In-Chicago), banning guns is useless. Each month has had its own horror story, beginning with the news in June that gun-related deaths in Chicago had already surpassed troop deaths in Afghanistan for 2012. During the first three weeks of August 2012 there were more murders than there were in all of August 2011. AndÂ September saw weekends where nearly two dozen were shot and 6 were killed, and by October the murder rate for Chicago was 28% higher than it was the year before.Â
Jesus was the first one to say in so many words, â€œGuns donâ€™t kill, people do.â€:
â€For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slanderâ€ (Matt 15:19, NIV).
In other words, heart transformation is required, and not by new laws to force people to love and respect one another. In Christianity, these changes happen through justification (immediate righteousness with God by believing on Jesus) and sanctification, a slower process of change by applying the death of Christ to ourselves (the death side) on a daily basis and realizing and embracing more of the Holy Spiritâ€™s life-giving power (the life side) â€“ Romans 6. I need more heart transformation â€“ how about you?
Even so, the Bible warns us, also, in Matthew 24:12 that â€œbecause iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.â€ The Aramaic Bible in Plain English puts it this way:Â â€œAnd because of the abundance of evil, the love of many will grow cold.â€ Unfortunately, this includes many believers, who have been numbed because of pervasive evil.
My good friend and spiritually insightful prophetic brother David Davenport wrote several of us recently that he had seen with his own spiritual eyes â€œthe spirit of lawlessnessâ€ in a New York airport. This spirit is synonymous with the spirit of antichrist that first works on individuals, and then collectively on cities and a nation. Itâ€™s proceeded by the spirit of rebellion against ordained authority (1 John 2:18-19; 4:3;). This demon works to provoke people to become antichrist (literally, against Christ) in their thinking and behavior.
Consider that it is not by accident that satan realized that his last grasp at turning the globe into a playground for evil to triumph lay with the undermining and destruction of America, Godâ€™s once great beacon of light to the nations. Regardless of what the secularists tell us, America was founded on righteousness by Godly men who saw freedom as only happening â€œunder God with liberty and justice for all.â€ Satan knew if he could get people to believe that we were not a nation founded on Christianity, the demolition of the pinions of civility, justice and fear of the Lord would capsize this ship of state. Think not? In his first term, our President Barack Hussein Obama declared, â€œWe are not a Christian nation.â€
How did we get here? Itâ€™s wasnâ€™t easy, but contemplate just these few assaults against our foundations. Enter first attacks on the inerrancy of Godâ€™s Word so the seminaries would preach doubt instead of absolute truth; undermine the Constitution as a has been document; sew seeds of self-hate with phony ideas of self-worth promoted without the truth of Godâ€™s love in our educational system; declare that we are creatures of accident rather than by Godâ€™s perfect design; wipe out respect for fathers through Hollywood sitcoms and commercials; encourage sex without responsibility under non-covenantal relationships; get Americaâ€™s preachers to believe that preaching the cross, the Blood and the power of the Holy Spirit are offensive to believers and that psychologizing the Gospel is preferable; get good people to believe â€œItâ€™s the economy, stupidâ€ (Bill Clinton) instead of knowing that â€œrighteousness exalts a nationâ€ (Prov. 14:34); convince the majority that government, not God, is our provider, so socialism and not individual initiative, is the key to prosperity; and last, but not least, turn away from our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, whom God declared He would bless those who bless her and curse those who curse her (Gen. 12:3).
This breach in Americaâ€™s defenses at home and abroad are clearly outlined in The Harbinger by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, which clearly shows the relational covenant between the US and Israel. The underpinnings of events of 9/11 are there to read: the stone of judgment that was placed on ground zero by American leaders and the ancient drama they re-enacted; the ancient mystery that affected your savings, your bank account, your financial future, and the American and global economy; the sign of the sycamore and the prophetic revelation it contains concerning Wall Street and the future of America as a superpower; the mystery of the Erez tree that was lowered at the corner of ground zero in fulfillment of a biblical prophecy; the day a vice-presidential candidate uttered the ancient proclamation of judgmentâ€¦ on America; the mystery hidden at the ground of Americaâ€™s founding and the prophetic message it contains for this hour; how the two greatest collapses in financial history each took place on the exact same day and hour, on the precise year and day ordained from ancient times; the prophecy that was proclaimed to the world spoken from Capitol Hill the day after 9/11 – and then came to fulfillment
Incidentally, if you want to read the nuts and bolts of this world plan for our demise, which was hatched in hell, I encourage you to read, also, Brotherhood of Darkness by Dr. Stanley Monteith. You will never again doubt that it is indeedÂ â€œa vast conspiracy,â€ to paraphrase the woman already being touted as our next president, Hillary Clinton. Think not? People, weâ€™ve been deceived! Incidentally, Dr. Montieth has done a marvelous job of documenting the historical plans of the wicked to rule the world. You will be shocked, dismayed and angry at what has transpired for the cause of absolute satanic power and dominion.
No, all this isnâ€™t an accident or just circumstantial â€“ it a scheme and a methodology that has been long in unfolding but so far has worked (Eph. 6:11).Â Our government is no longer trustworthy to do whatâ€™s right to help rebuild whatâ€™s been destroyed but continues to inhibit and prohibit righteousness and godliness, with foolish laws that promote individualism without responsibility. Paul Harvey once said, â€œFreedom without responsibility leads to tyranny.â€ The recipe is here: No fear of God, no love for mankind, plus extreme selfishness that gives way to lawlessness, and ultimately, martial law is declared to control the masses gone crazy. Why do you think thereâ€™s a call for your guns? Think how real this scenario has become when a goodly number people across America are encouraging secession! Itâ€™s interesting to remember that our Founding Fathers in their wisdom wrote into the foundations of Americaâ€™s legal documents: â€œWhenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (threatened by a tyrannical self-serving government), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and to institute new government.â€
Is there hope for America? Yes, but only in returning to our loving God and His wisdom for establishing the truly good life to â€œprovide for the common defense and promote the general welfare.â€ Iâ€™m certainly not a revolutionary or a politician, but I know that the trend toward the New World Order being agreed to and promoted by the USAâ€™s current government is not necessarily the final say. Perhaps it is indeed time to â€œinstitute a new governmentâ€ before all authority is given to the godless United Nations that continues to assert itself militarily and globally through abortion and homosexual rights, gun control and every other godless thing you can think of. Do you think perhaps there was also a diabolical plan to establish this modern-day Tower of Babel to rule over us?
God knows the frailty of men and women and our tendency toward stupidity and sin. But mark this: the USA may slide into the bin of nations that forgot God, but the kingdom, and not your denomination, will not be shaken (Heb. 12:25-28)! Earthquakes will shake the foundations of the earth, wars will increase, and abominable men will rule for a little while. However, there is still One who rules in the affairs of men, and we can rest assured that we can â€œbe still and knowâ€ that He is Lord! He, not satan, will have the Last Word, and itâ€™s already been declared that the â€œgovernment shall be upon His shouldersâ€ (Isa. 9:6), which affirms His lordship over the nations that are nothing more than â€œa drop from a bucket and are counted as small dust on the scalesâ€ (Isa. 40:15). This verse looks to a time still future when Christ will reign over a literal, earthly, geopolitical kingdom that encompasses all the kingdoms and governments of the world (cf. Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 14:9).
Dark times are ahead of us, but â€œEven so, come Lord Jesusâ€ (Rev. 22:20) first to rule in us and later over the wonderful world you created!
Psalm 46 (Amplified)
To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah, set to treble voices. A song.
1Â God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
2Â Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,
3Â Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
4Â There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5Â God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her right early [at the dawn of the morning].6Â The nations raged, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7Â The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our Fortress and High Tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
8Â Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has wrought desolations and wonders in the earth.
9Â He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow into pieces and snaps the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire.
10Â Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
11Â The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!