Rome or America
To lose your Soul as a Great Nation, destruction follows and nobody seems to perceive its means of arrival. A beautiful Nation losing her Love for the LORD, the very thing that has caused her greatness and Majesty. She is blindly running headlong towards the great abyss that flourishing nations before her found themselves toppling into. Once a Powerful Nation, reduced to little more than obscure memories of her existence. Never to be seen again, because she sold her birthright to the highest bidder, expediting her demise. Her former Grandeur viewed like the landscape of some distant land that once was, but is now a mire shadow of the dream she aspired to become. Tossed onto the scrap heap of time, never to be seen or marveled at for the excellence for which she began, but merely besmirched as a footnote in the annuls of time. Disregarded as a failure! Relegated to the past, never to lift her head from the crucible of history, nor realizing her incapacity to comprehend the extinguishing of Liberty’s flame. Her citizens DEAD to reason, suffering from the obesity of luxury, immorality and callous indignation to her first love, The Lord! This most dangerous of roads paved with great riches, indifference, apathy, entitlement, corruption, and finally sold for a price to foreigners. With fear and trembling she contemplates the weight of a tax laden citizenry on which she rode, as she ponders the death approaching on the Horizon. Only in the final moments of her destruction does she scream, “The Road”! Only now, in her final moments of existence does she understand “Once the road was traversed, there was no return, for it was but One Way! And it led to HER Destruction!
Michael Minor © 2009 Michael Minor
Matthew 16 (King James Version) Matthew 16:1-4 1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Sin brings storms and tempests into the soul, into the family, into churches and nations. You can clearly see from what JESUS declared to the Pharisees and Sadducees that they were a “wicked and adulterous generation. They were living the way they wanted, and not the way GOD had instructed. These men knew Jewish traditions and the Laws of Moses, and yet [Like America], they continued to do that which was Evil and Wicked. In spite of the knowledge of Righteousness, they continued in their Sins. The same situation exist right now in America! We have the knowledge of what GOD has said is RIGHTEOUSNESS, yet we fail to do what is right before GOD. Sin is stupefying, and we are to take heed lest at any time our hearts are hardened by the deceitfulness of it. Are these the Signs of the END TIMES? To be in the End Times, does it just require a Wicked and Evil Generation to exist? Many have existed long before our short lived nation. So what does the Bible say about the Signs of The End Times? Who will be able to recognize and understand the times for which they live, and who will not? Is it clearly stated in this Holiest of Books, what kind of signs we are to look for? The BIBLE has the answer to these questions and much more.
JESUS declares in the fourth (4) verse of Matthew 16 that they were “Wicked and Adulterous”. This tells us that sin had BLINDED them. We know this because in the previous verse three (3) he questions their blindness by asking, “O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times”? They couldn’t even recognize their sinful condition nor see clearly enough to understand that, Jesus was “The Messiah” spoken of by the Prophets! Are you Blinded by the Idols of this world? Idols like the lewd, suggestive, pornographic music video’s, whorish clothing worn by the mass’s, your cars, homes, education, vulgarity of the people, greed of your leaders, and the disingenuousness of the media and people in general! You seek wealth first and not the Lord! Jehovah has said, “You have taken Idols into your Hearts and put the stumbling block of your iniquity before your face. Why should you ask me for anything”? You are all estranged from GOD because of your Idolatry. Are you caught up in the accumulation of wealth for all the wrong reasons? Do you believe in your heart that you can live the way that you please, because you live in modern times, and your life style has nothing to do with HOLY GOD? What are you believing in? These societal conditions that we see today have occurred, due in large part to the ever increasing rejection of CHRIST! This generation grew up without the BIBLE in school, and very little knowledge of The LORD! Clearly, these things can cause a Nation to be blinded and not recognize the times in which they live.
Matthew 24 (King James Version) 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Here’s another Sign to consider. If you say you believe in GOD or JESUS the CHRIST and are a true Christian, how is it that you can’t see the time in which we live is the Wicked and Evil time that JESUS warned about. Iniquity “does abound” everywhere, and people who claim too be Christians, not only participate freely in it, but are quick to defend their actions. You must become a true believer of the Gospel, and not just a believer in some Church or Denomination. Your salvation “HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR DENOMINATION OR WHETHER OR NOT YOU TOOK COMMUNION! It has EVERYTHING to do with your OBEDIENCE TO WHAT is WRITTEN IN THE HOLY BIBLE, AND TO WHAT GOD HAS SAID IS RIGHTEOUSNESS! To be obedient is to follow what he has directed all of us to do. That is to follow his Commandments! Period! Our Holy GOD has called the things that man would create or perform on HIS or HER own “THE SINFUL NATURE OF MAN”. For sin, there is a punishment! You only have to look at the news and see the results of Sin. Christ spoke of the wrath to come, which is beyond comparison and worse than the many hours, weeks and years of pain, some have to suffer as a consequence of their unlawful indulgences. And if such afflictions are severe, how dreadful will be the everlasting punishment of the wicked!
Another sign of the End Times can be found at the end of the verse listed above. Matt. 24:12 “the love of many shall wax cold”. You only have to look at current events to see that Love is fleeting. Take the case of little Caylee Anthony or the toddler Riley Ann Sawyers. Both mother’s are presumed to have murdered these sweet innocent babies. These are just two (2) examples of when a soul gets away from the Laws of our GOD, such as America has been doing! When a person ignores the Commandments of GOD and refuses to be obedient to HIM, the penalty is pain, suffering, murder, lewdness, hatred, unnatural lusts’, lying, deception, and all the evils of the heart. As Americans, do you want this Nation to be Destroyed? I mean literally, or, have you become so pompous to believe that its improbable or impossible. Some of the things that are happening to us right now, such as the breakdown of the family and economy, lack of honor in our politicians, mothers murdering their born and unborn, teachers having sex with students, can be traced back to children growing up without the knowledge of GOD. When you vote for a politician and you can’t recognized the truth from a lie, this reflex your distance from Holy GOD. Jesus is the “Light of the World”, and The Holy Spirit is “The Spirit of Truth”! If you can’t discern fact from fiction then, YOU DO NOT HAVE CHRIST IN YOU!
John 14:17 (King James Version)the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
Remember, to be Saved is to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth. Believing in your heart means, that you will believe the entire Bible. This brings to the Christian obedience to the word, which is the Bible! Only through this acceptance of Christ can a person truly be saved. If you confess with your mouth, but don’t do the things that GOD has commanded us to do, then you are fooling yourself, and the truth is not in you. For JESUS said:
Mark 7:6 (King James Version)
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
DECEPTION IS EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK! Look at your television at any given time, and you will see News Anchors, Politicians, Directors, Producers, so called Christian Church’s, many well know Pastors and Evangelist, Commercial Advertisers, and many others, all of them deceiving the masses. Here we are in the End Times, and the majority of them are not preaching anything about where we are today.
Matthew 24 (King James Version) Matthew 24:3-5 3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Revelation 12:9 (King James Version) 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Who is getting GOD’s church ready for the events to come? Just like the Sham Wow commercial, where the guy pours cola on a swath of rug, and then blots it up with his product. If you watch closely at that scene, he lifts up the rug to show the cola. When he puts it back down, the cola has been already wiped clean, before he starts to blot it with the product. People are being deceived on every front. When you voted in this last election, did you really get what you thought you were getting? Or have you noticed that you were Deceived! AGAIN I ask you, how can you proclaim that you are a CHRISTIAN, AND VOTE FOR A MAN THAT BELIEVES IN THE KILLING OF INNOCENT BABIES, SODOMITES TO BE JOINED IN MARRIAGE, AND A “DO AS I TELL YOU TO DO NOT AS I DO” MENTALLITY? He tells the Nation that we have to turn our thermostats down, while he turns his up to 78 degrees. And the excuse is, “because he is from Hawaii”. I thought that he lived in Chicago, one of the coldest winter places on the east coast! Obama represents everything that JESUS and HOLY GOD said not to do! HYPOCRITES, ALL who voted for him! Jesus said to the believer [Christians] “Do Not be Deceived”! Yet Christians everywhere, are being deceived.