Saturday, December 18, 2010
A World without America as a Super Power?
Dan 5:25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
Does America have the resiliency needed for the next sucker punch? (Scandal, terror attack, financial collapse, etc.)
America is a relatively young nation that has outlived its shelf life as a world power. 200 years is about the longest any leading nation has been able to survive atop the heap of world greatness.
We Yanks are so ameri-centric that we can’t see past the end of our Statue of Liberty’s own nose. We think our society is as near Utopian as any and therefore, indestructible.
I think of the writing on the king’s wall in Babylon by God’s own hand, “Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting. This night, thy kingdom shall be taken from thee.”
Subsequently, there was the Persian Empire, then the Greeks.
I think of the Roman Empire crumbling from within, entertaining itself to death.
It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire. Now, that setting sun casts long shadows on its former greatness.
Who are we to think we deserve better? Wickedness abounds in America. The things that once made us resilient have decayed into oblivion.
We used to be so resilient because of the core values of honor, decency, compassion, patriotism, mutual respect, grace, morality…shall we say, the Judeo-Christian ethic.
Our ship would stay afloat in war, depression, attack or come-what-may. But now, we have too much water in the boat.
Multiculturalism, that uninhibited tolerance and acceptance of any and every strange cultural more’, run-away spending, porous borders, godless policies, heavy taxation, legalized abortion, ridiculous entitlements, even for illegals, allowance of pornography, the drug culture, indecency at every turn… our society is ripe for a fall.
A short 9 years ago, America rallied following 9/11. Right or wrong, we came together to go after an enemy. Our president warned that it would take patience over the long haul. Alas, our nation really did not have the stomach, nor the resources for what needed to be done.
I am overly concerned that next financial debacle or attack or scandal will not be cause for rally among the people of the US, but rather division. And, as our Lord was quoted by President Lincoln in the face of civil war, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
We have become so polarized politically, so pitted against one another in class warfare, so divided among racial lines that we may never be able to come together against a common enemy.
I am afraid that the river has been diverted and the gates are about to be breached. I fear that we value our entertainment way too highly, even at the expense of our integrity. I hope and pray that the tides of our destruction may be stayed, but we must have a revival.
Christmastime is upon us and the Islamo-terrorists are scheming attacks during our times of celebration. According to two senior officials, Iraqi authorities have obtained confessions from captured insurgents who claim al Qaeda is planning suicide attacks in the United States and Europe during the Christmas season.
Would you, dear reader; European, Asian, Australian, South or North American or even African, would you petition Heaven that God would foil these devilish schemes and that revival would take place here in the States and around the globe? It is to all our mutual benefits that God would thwart Satan’s plans for death and destruction.