The Fate of a Nation

We get to live in an interesting time, a time to witness the making of history, if we live long enough to see it truly unfold. We as a generation of people get to be eye witnesses to the death a nation. Not just a spiritual or moral death, but a true physical death of a nation. We have the luxury to look back through time and read about the rise and fall of powerful Kingdoms. The Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman to name the more prominent ones, during their times I would have to hazard a guess that they never thought that their Kingdoms would end up as footnotes in history. A strong Kingdom isn’t first conquered from the outside, but the inside. Thinking you’re strong doesn’t make you strong, I say this because there will be those that will try to say that the above nations fell to a more powerful Kingdom. And that is true to a point, but for that outside nation to become greater, the latter most become weaker. It is that weakening of the Kingdom that brings it down; similarly to a Host body succumbs to a disease. There is a tipping point where the host of a disease can no longer keep up its defenses and it succumbs to the disease or weakened enough so that another more powerful pathogen kills the Host. No matter what treatment is used the Host/Nation I speak of will perish do to the disease that has infected it.

Again we are witnessing history in the making. I speak of the very Nation that I live in, The United States of America. Yes, it is still the greatest nation on the face of the earth, but for how much longer? I say this because if given a choice people would rather live here than anywhere else. Yes I know that there are those that will try to come up with another Nation, but when you look at the freedoms allotted in this Nation compared to all others we still have the best, for now. And if this isn’t true then why does the USA have the highest immigration (Legal and Illegal) than any other Nation?

The beginning of the downfall of this Nation is the spiritual and moral decay of its citizens. I use the word decay rather than decline, because it isn’t that Spirituality has declined but become rotten just like the Morality of this Nation. The Spiritual Leaders have failed to provide TRUE spiritual leadership and examples and this has further sped up the decaying of Morality. We are to the point where there is no Moral Compass in this Nation. The very freedoms that we enjoy are being turned around and used to strip us of those freedoms.

This election that has come and gone was a Spiritual struggle for the very life of America. I will be reading a scripture that would have come to fulfillment for this Nation sooner than later. It is the perfect embodiment of what has come to pass in this once Great Nation we call home. It saddens me and sickens me to see what is truly lying under the surface when a light was shown into the darkness. So before going on I will read from the Book of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 22:23-31 “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,[24] Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.[25] There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.[26] Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.[27] Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.[28] And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.[29] The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.[30] And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.[31] Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

This prophecy holds a two-fold meaning that was applied to the Nation of old, but now applies to our own Nation today. I color coded the scripture to point out the three groups that are mentioned for the downfall of the Nation. The First groups (Prophets and Priest) that are mentioned are the So-Called Spiritual leaders that have corrupted the Word of The Almighty to suit their own purposes and in doings so have made no differences between good and evil, the clean and unclean, the holy and the profane. They have also violated the very Law of The Almighty and hid their eyes from His Sabbaths (The Seventh Day Sabbath and the Feast Days). While the Second group (Princes) who are our elected officials including our nonelected officials, such as Judges, have been no better than or Spiritual leaders in that they are out for themselves and their own interests. And the Last groups (People) the Citizens of the Nation are the very oppressors of the poor, needy and strangers. Oh and by strangers I speak of the True immigrants that have come here lawfully not those that came unlawfully. This Nation has reached the Trifecta and was going to face the very punishment that was to befall it in verse 31. The only difference between the eventual fulfillment of this scripture today and what happened back then is that in our case we had received someone to stand in the gap, while back then there was found no one to stand in the gap, but how long will he stand in the gap and keep back the judgement? Our newly elected leader is this man that is standing in the gap, who also is trying to setup the hedge “wall” also mentioned in verse 30.

As I have said before this past election was a Spiritual struggle than a physical one. I will use another analogy for what we witnessed at the same time to paint a picture of what will happen as well. Imagine a person who has received a deep cut that has hit an artery and has but minutes to live. In a last ditch effort to postpone the inevitable they apply pressure to the cut. They just bought more time, but will die eventually. That is what just happened to this Nation. As for my household and others I know we prayed for this Nation that it should be given more time and our prayers along with all the others out there was heard and pressure was applied to the wound. We had two choices during the election, one who would apply pressure on the wound and one who would not have. Just to make it clearer and so that I am not misunderstood Trump was the applied pressure and Clinton the unapplied pressure.

There was something else that I mentioned earlier that I will expound on and that was “It saddens me and sickens me to see what is truly lying under the surface when a light was shown into the darkness”. We see on the news the rioting, not “protests”, the political not lawful decision making by judges, the total lack of respect for other people’s rights through the intolerance shown but the very same people who say they are tolerant, mainly seen from the leftist side. Don’t get me wrong there are whack jobs on both side of the political spectrum. Trump’s election to me was a turning on of a light that was shown into the darkness and this is what we see come out. We see how deep the rottenness has gone and though the bleeding is slowed we have a limited time before it becomes fatal.

We as believers need to continue to pray for our leader to lift him up, so that he will be strengthened and encouraged to carry on and not become frustrated, discourage or lose hope. Or we may see the judgement of Ezekiel’s prophecy come sooner than later.