Psalm 12:1-8 (HCSB)
1 Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
2 They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
4 They say, “Through our tongues we have power;
our lips are our own—who can be our master?”
5 “Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.
7 You, Lord, will guard us;
You will protect us from this generation forever.
8 The wicked wander everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
Which of you reading this post feels safe anymore, especially if you live in an urban area? Which of you feels this chapter doesn’t speak to us? Who feels like everything is going just fine, with everything chugging along as it always has?
I believe we are living in an unprecedented time, and although there are pockets of individuals that are faithful to the Lord, they are dwindling;. and many in this nation who call themselves Christian seem at best a version of Christian lite.
Didn’t Isaiah talk of such a time as ours?
Isaiah 1:4-6 (NJK)
4 Alas, sinful nation,
A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.
5 Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.
The whole head is sick! Look at our morally bankrupt leaders in Washington flushing this country down the drain. Political correctness is run amok, and now boarders on lunacy. We have a progressive party that oppresses the poor, and at the same time opens their arms to migrants and illegal aliens diverting money that might help our own poor to build up a dependent voting block to stay in power. What used to be good is now bad, and the bad has become good; what used to be dark is now light to them. They are of their father the devil and they look to tear this Country apart.
We have organizations that this Country, many funded by George Soros, that are fomenting racial tensions and trying to start a race war. A sad part of life is racism, in which no race is immune. There are racist whites who most decent people speak out against, but now we have groups like Black Lives Matter and the new Black Panter Party who are calling for beating and in some cases killing white people, especially white police officers. The other day a black police officer shot and killed an armed black man, of course the media was quite quiet about the color of the officer so we had riots in the streets in Milwaukee. And what did these rioters do? They proceeded to pelt police officers with rocks and bricks, burn down business in their own community and started hunting down and beating white people. Where is the outrage in our media or our Government, where are the cries from the White House about hate crimes being committed? You hardly hear any of this in the main stream media, instead you have to turn to alternative news services on line. The whole head is sick!
The whole heart is faint! Look at many of our current Christian leaders who are more concerned about preaching feel good messages that gets lots of donations, instead of crying out for revival, repentance and a return to Christ. The Bible is barely taught in church anymore, people aren’t being shown their sins, it’s all about getting a shot of warm and fuzzy so you feel better about yourself. Joel Olstein just recently said the Apostles were wrong about homosexuality and basically called them homophobic. I’m not for treating anyone unkindly, but when the church starts to embrace gay marriage, ignoring God’s will in this most holy union, we have a serious problem.
An american child is not allowed to bow his or her head in many schools for a moment of silent prayer; yet we have schools that have children take on Muslim names and celebrate Ramadan. We even have Muslim prayer rooms in many schools now as well. Tell me we don’t have a serious spiritual problem in this country.
The whole head is sick and the whole heart is faint. We have become a country that is covered in wounds, bruises and putrefying soars. We are obsessed with what we look like on the outside, and what we posses when our insides have become total rottenness. Unless this Country repents quickly, and begs God back into this Country, we will run out of time rather quickly.
I do believe God will look out for His elect, those men and women who are in this world but not of it, while at the same time punishing those who commit wickedness. I really do take great hope in Psalms 12:5-7, but I fear right now we are in a place where, “The wicked wander everywhere, and what is wicked and worthless is exalted by the human race.”
I want to leave you with the following scripture to ponder.
Revelation 12:12 (HCSB)
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens,
and you who dwell in them!
Woe to the earth and the sea,
for the Devil has come down to you
with great fury,
because he knows he has a short time.
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