Monday, August 22, 2005

. . . If

I was invited to read this in the Convention Center in Washington D.C. three years ago. I just felt myself pondering the progress or process of our nation and the globe since, and decided to share it.

If My people which are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven forgive their sins and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14

Having read this Scripture and knowing The Word to be true, I now find myself asking . . . If . . .

If we are His people . . . why do we have to make laws other than His?
If we are called by His Name . . . why is it politically incorrect to mention the Name of His Son?
If we are to humble ourselves . . . why, when we need Him so desperately; do we use red, white, and blue to print the word PRIDE?
Why spend time debating proper salutations and closings for prayers?
If the G~d of the Bible offers this proposal then why not just pray to Him per His instruction?
What's this "seek His face" . . . How is that even done: fasting or something?
If He would just bless our plans, we could certainly save time and move right along in our
purpose . . .
Turning from our wicked ways . . . G~d's definition of wicked is so different from ours -
"This is America, our laws are Bible based; so our founding fathers 'tweaked' and
'fine tuned' just a bit . . ."
Besides, we're living in the age of grace. When the penalty was paid at Calvary . . .
didn't that change the rules???
Most of us pray in troubled times, G~d is everywhere and so He hears
As we cry for this exclusive offer, are His people in repentant tears?

We're America, we set the standard, Why; we tell the whole world how to live
So now that we've "got" sin redefined, what is there to forgive?

As we're declaring victory and power, yet helplessly wait for rain
Our news reports our children dying at our very own hand
How can we be so certain that we truly are His people . . .
If He hasn't healed our land?

Friday, August 19, 2005

Now What?

As I listened to the local radio announcer yesterday morning, going through his list of current events and political things for callers to rant about, he chose to address, not the high gasoline prices, but rather the lack of complaining about the high gasoline prices. That seemed simple enough before the two hours of calls that ensued. The American people realize we have no say, there is nothing we can do about what is going on, and complaining only gets new legislation . . . so we just shut up and take it. It did make me start asking some questions, though and one of them is of course, "Why are so many oil wells capped here in the US? Why are the oil men satisfied to make no money off of their oil when it is a record high, over $60.00 a barrel?" I thought those oil men liked to make money, but maybe I just watched too much "Dallas." Now then, we move on to our newest solution. We have ethanol. We are going to turn our food and food for our livestock, namely corn, into fuel. Well, that raises some interesting questions, also, but we may never get to that point anyway. Much of the midwest, where most of our corn comes from, is enduring a drought and the corn crop is failing horribly. `So, now what's the next plan?
And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Do As I Say, Not As I Do . . .

Well, it is happening. The President of the United States has told Israel how to deal with terrorists. And amazingly, The Prime Minister of Israel has been listening long enough to this advisor, he apparently believes it is his idea and a good one, at that. It's interesting, neither leader is "negotiating" with terrorists, because "we don't negotiate with terrorists!" The United States has declared war on every terrorist organization on the globe, with the exception of the terrorist groups that have been continuously attacking Israel for the past 5+ years. Now, nobody is going to negotiate with them, either, Israel is just going to give them land and listen to their demands . . . see NO negotiation! And what I have read about President Bush's observation concerning this "land for peace" propaganda is some reference to the quiet and lack of attacks since Israel agreed to give them land. Now, I am personally glad that we didn't decide to give New York and Florida, and half of Washington D. C. to Bin Laden after 9/11, but isn't that basically, what Israel has been advised to do?
So, how is it, that we fight terrorism everywhere but Israel? How is it, we declare war on hunches and possibilities, but advise another to passively give up more and more? How is it, America gets away with this double standard in front of G~d and the whole world?
. . . and be sure your sin will find you out

Blog Archive