While our current administration and the administration’s propagandist lapdogs in the mainstream media are telling Americans to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, the majority of Americans are pessimistic about the direction the U.S. is going in. The unemployment rate remains high, especially for minorities and young people, consumer confidence is unstable, tens of millions have dropped out of actively seeking work and remain on the government dole, those hit by natural disasters find themselves left hanging without help, etc., etc.
In spite of all of its problems and being weakened by bad policies of both Democrat and Republican administrations that have been thrust on America for decades now, we still remain the #1 economy in the world and are the strongest militarily and are still the envy of much of the world. However, history has proven that nations tend to rise and fall and most downfalls are because the citizens and their government leaders become their own worst enemies. And that is what we face in America. It’s easy to recognize that problems exist, but not so easy to be honest about the root causes of those problems or making the positive changes necessary to counteract the problems.
This is the situation ancient Judah faced thousands of years ago. The Lord was gracious enough to warn Judah for several decades that they were on the wrong path away from following his commandments. His commandments were what preserved them and strengthened them as a nation. It wasn’t until Judah hit rock bottom and was on the verge of falling to its enemies that the people of Judah, including it’s military, government leaders, and normal citizens, ran to God’s prophet Jeremiah for a solution. Here’s how the scenario unfolded:
Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)
That the Lord thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the Lord your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the Lord shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.
Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the Lord thy God shall send thee to us.
Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.
In the heat of the moment, they said they would do whatever God requested of them. But when God made everything plain to them, their response was denial. They denied the Lord spoke to Jeremiah, calling him a liar and a traitor. Their denial eventually led to their destruction.
The U.S. isn’t to Judah’s point of desperation, but we’re approaching it quickly. God has given us the solutions for our problems in his word, but so many of us are like the ancient people of Judah, having hardened our hearts against God, his word, and his prophets. Until our focus is taken off our pride and selfishness and is placed on giving the Lord the glory due his name, America will crash and burn, much to the glee of the new world order types we allowed to take over our government and who are now attempting to take over our personal lives.
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence [disease] among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3
Source: Michael Snyder. “I Fear For What’s Coming”– 68 Percent of Americans Believe the Country is on the Wrong Track. The Economic Collapse Blog. November 25th, 2013.
Harry A. Gaylord