Americas lonely prophets and prognosticators are standing on the side saying we must stop sinning while her politicians are putting together super committees to show us how to stop spending. So far the only ones stuck with an embarrassing whoops on their hands, are the politicians. Harold Camping may have gotten the date for the end of the world wrong but Washington hasnt gotten anything right yet.
We dont always hear the whoops but the picture of president, politician, attorney general and super committee standing with a dumbfounded look on their faces, and hands in the air, creates no strain for the imagination.
The President realizes that he cant keep using the Bush administration to cover his whoops but now he has the GOP controlled Congress to blame, so the re-election campaign is just like the 2008 bid, no need to own up to his own miserable failures. He has saddled up the unsuspecting with a 100 pound knapsack full of Obamacare and trillions in debt and has sent them off to the school of cultural change they really cannot believe in, with a kiss and a promise. Pep talks of future rewards notwithstanding, the little citizen students are bent and falling, just three years out of the gate.
Actual accomplishments in the present administration need not be culled because there are just too many good crisis around to keep from going to waste. OWS, Solyndra, Fast and Furious are great crisis to work with and further distractions are provided by the fall of superheroes like those in Penn State. There are a lot of whoops out there and lots of ways to advantage a failing presidency.
For the BP disaster it was vacation time and other distractions that kept the president busy. The golf course is where he was found for other crisis and now he is chumming with NATO buddies in an effort to help them with their financial woes, even while America is about to have her credit rating whacked a second time and the military will have cuts so deep that defense may have to resort to name calling to thwart the enemies of the nation. Here is where we insert another very big, whoops.
It would seem that all that is needed is a fresh new start with a conservative at the helm of the nation, but if the polls are any indication America isnt too sure about that either. Is it Romney, Cain, Perry, Bachmann or Gingrich, so far it is apparent, that no one knows for sure? Its like the weather, wait a while, it will change.
In the interim Hollywood keeps pumping out the slushy sleaze in attractive new colors and flavors and Mississippi misses its moment to mend the biggest wound America has had to endure in its entire history, abortion.
The gay agenda has taken great strides and leaped forward by just creating lots of PC fear and hate crimes bills designed to coddle and console their cadres of compliant. No one is crying whoops over this just yet, but there is a day, yet on the horizon. Hollywood and Washington are in the loop so why bring up what the living God has to say about it again. The biggest whoops of all is just waiting in the wings.
Americans like me should simply shut up according to some, but until we are no longer accountable to God, that is an impossibility. In a spoof of an old familiar song I heard a singer belt out Home on the Range with an altered verse. He sang, Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, but what can an antelope say?
In a nation almost completely secularized and educated in everything Godless and amoral, I am considered less than the antelope but for some reason the words never run dry. Recently someone who thought I should shut up decided that by raising the question of demon influence in Americas sinking moral climate, I was creating a dangerous precedent by attributing a diabolical nature to the sink-ees. He said that may create fear and even hatred. I assured him that no one sees devils at work much less believes they exist so what was there to worry about.
Those who think they are leading the nation into the next century are more likely to be leading us into the last disastrous decade, all the while demons are laughed off as something from the New Testament era, unscientific, unappreciated and unseen. The Bible on the other hand says that when demons are unleashed in the last days they are not sent to do parlor tricks for the secret covens or take up residence in lonely haunted houses and wait for new tenants to scare to death. So, to whom are they sent?
According to scripture the devils are sent not to the witches, warlocks, goblins and gremlins but they are transported directly to the leaders of our world, presidents, kings and dictators for the express purpose of gathering the rest of us to the great Battle of Armageddon.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Rev 16: 13-15)
In the event you know nothing of Armageddon, it is a vast plains area 55 miles north of Jerusalem in which will be gathered the armies of every nation. They will be destroyed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ who will set up his kingdom in Jerusalem for a one thousand year period before eternity begins elsewhere.
It is a moment in time promised by the God who says he made both us and the ground we walk upon. No one will ever be forced to believe these claims but no one will miss the day of the big super whoops. Leaders and kings will not be exempt from the great last whoops of human history but their dignity and prestige will count for nothing in that day. To wit:
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Rev 6: 15-17)