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Woe is Me – Part 3
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 08:16 AM PDT
Woe to rebellious children who do not take council with the Lord!
How many people do you think understand that rebellious children are a sign of the Last Days? I don’t think too many Christians actually do equate a rebellious generation with the soon coming of the Lord, but that is, in fact, one of the signs. It’s easy to spot the other signs: earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, etc.
We have seen the news headlines in recent weeks with shocking stories about flash mobs, rioting, brutal beatings, stealing and looting – accomplished in large part by teenagers.
When we see all this, many of us wonder how and when the world went crazy and so many young people became feral, not only in their thinking but now in their behaviors as well. Popular rock and rap music today proudly declares that “We are a Generation of Thugs!
But before we get too deep into calling out and blaming the children who are acting out in devious ways, let’s explore the real reason we find ourselves, as a nation, in this condition. We, as the previous generation, do not get a pass on this.
Isaiah 30:1 NCV “The Lord said, how terrible it will be for these stubborn children. They make plans, but they don’t ask me to help them. They make agreements with other nations, without asking my Spirit. They are adding more and more sins to themselves.”
This is the USA!
We are just as much the rebellious children of God who did not take council with the Lord!
I have a new book that I am making available to everyone that’s called “Big Book of History” that outlines the truth about history from the creation days until today. This is a children’s book, but even adults today need to be reminded about the things in our history that contributed to the situation we currently find ourselves in with this generation of rebellious children.
The following events and timeline are outlined in the “Big Book of History”:
1947 – Pres. Harry Truman declares the U.S. is a Christian Nation.
1948 – Dead Sea Scrolls discovered. Modern State of Israel created.
1962 – Prayer removed from state schools in the U.S. by order of Supreme Court.
1963 – The bible is removed from state schools in the US.
2005 – The Ten Commandments removed from public buildings in the US.
2010 – Pres Barack Obama declares the US is no longer a Christian Nation.
In the last 50 years, we have kicked God out of schools and eventually we even kicked Him out of the entire nation and then wonder why our kids are self-willed, insolent, and morally depraved! In all reality, we have sometimes inadvertently assisted the anti-christ spirit in its ability to proliferate. Even much of the Church seemed to be asleep when all of this happened.
“The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorized communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame” said British journalist Max Hastings in an article titled “Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalized youngsters.” The “liberal dogma” Max speaks about can be further explained in a Christian sense when we go a little deeper: an anti-christ spirit is masquerading in our world as a champion of human rights.
Taken to the absurd, this anti-christ spirit has convinced young people they are entitled to do what they want, when they want, and how they want and you can’t stop them. The result of this rebellion is flash mobs, rioting, brutal beatings, stealing and looting – accomplished in large part by teenagers.
Do you think Jesus knew what this generation would be like? It’s obvious that He did when inspired the Apostle Paul to pen the following scripture:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
I wish I had a solution to this situation we find ourselves in. If I did, I would gladly share it with you all. Frankly, sometimes I wonder if we haven’t already filled the cup of iniquity that God is willing to put up with. But all I can do is grieve and think about how much humility, prayer and mercy we all need and I know one thing about my Lord, He is FULL of grace and mercy. More than ever before, we see a need to fall on our faces and pray:
“… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear [their prayer] from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.”
Will you pray with me?