… “I am the first, and I am the last… Isaiah 44:6

…and beside me there is no God”.  America would do well to wake up and acknowledge Him.

“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

 

As adults, the constant battle between flesh and spirit, our sinful nature,  all too frequently causes a reversion to ways we are supposed to have abandoned; to be blunt, backsliding.

History has shown how man vacillates; it is we who forsake Him, He is always faithful.  Recently, it was stated -online, and in a sermon I heard on Christian radio,- that there have been only around 250 years in recorded history that there was peace, with no wars or discord going on somewhere.

There is no nation, no race, group, or individual that is exempt.  Collectively, we are our own worst enemies.  When we don’t stay focused, and repeat the negative behavior we were supposed to have discarded; we are forced  to relearn the hard lesson all over again.

Throughout the Old Testament, God uses His people as that example. When they followed His ordinances, they prospered; when they instead followed the ways of the Gentiles, after repeated warnings, He allowed them to be subjugated.  Yet, when they turned their eyes toward Him, and cast aside the evil ways, He would redeem them:

 

But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”  Isaiah 43:1-2

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

 

“Modern” man is no different; mistaking those scriptural examples as an excuse to blame Jews for the world’s ills has been repeated many times since Christendom emerged;  in some cases, organized religion has perpetrated that twisted mindset.  Do not wonder why the issues we face today exist.  All knowledge, comes from our creator; however, knowledge without wisdom has had its results documented in history: man’s inhumanity toward his fellows.  The twentieth century was the bloodiest in history to date.

In my opinion, New Testament prophecies have nearly been fulfilled. We witness events with “front row center” seats.   There should be no surprise that the avalanche of technological discoveries, Apostasy, anti Semitism,  famines, pestilences, earthquakes and persecution of Christians are all on the increase, both in frequency, and intensity.  Conflicts, and threats are no longer occasional, isolated events.  They have become like a “dose of salts” we digest on a daily basis.  “…wars and rumours of wars”; Indeed.

 

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33