In my last post I stated, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. We are about to see this occur. Our freedoms have been incrementally taken away in the name of “security”. We have cameras at nearly every traffic intersection in America. They’re not for the apprehension of criminals, as they are for the monitor and tracking of law-abiding citizens. The “Boys in Blue” (TSA) scan your documents as to know who you are and what flight you’re on (4th Amendment anyone?) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established a “Free Speech Zone” near the Bundy Ranch (1st Amendment destroyed). Our currency continues to be devalued – costing more for less goods and services. All of this is going on and what is the Church in America’s reaction? “Whatever”.
Why? Because “God wants us to be happy” according to Victoria Osteen. There is a technical term to describe this condition: Apathy. We suffer from this as a people because our Pastors are “infected” with this “disease”. Forget Ebola. This ailment will kill a nation faster than any organic pathogen. It is more subtle than any microbe. I documented this three years ago in my post “Does All Roads Really Lead Back to Rome?”
While it is true that God is Sovereign and in control, there is a cost of stewardship and even higher cost for apathy. When you are intellectually honest with yourself, you will understand why Jesus Himself calls us “sheep”. Sheep are not independent creatures. To the contrary, they are arguably the most dependent, group think, self-driven creatures on the planet. This is precisely the reason why the sheep need a “shepherd”. Unfortunately, Pastors in America have not only taken the title of shepherd too seriously, some have gone on to think that they are God, telling people what to think, not how to think. Building their “kingdom” on Earth, when receiving no authority in Heaven.
A day of reckoning is coming for the world in general, but for America in particular, that day will be severely harsh. For those days will like something out of “Mad Max” and Resident Evil”. There will be a war for resources – physical and spiritual, since we will see a financial collapse in the nation. Because we as a nation love money more than God, God will give us what love. Since we as a nation have “thumbed our noses” at God for His protection, pestilence will be released in this land like it has never been seen. The United States will no longer be united and will disintegrate into third world like “tribal” factions.
The rose-colored glasses will finally be removed from the nation’s face and we will see clearly what have we become. In this act of self-realization, some will ask themselves the question, “How did we get here?” It will be then that they will recall the emotionally charged, yet Biblical and practical empty words of their Pastor. It will make them so incensed that they will resolve to locate the Pastor and give him “a piece of their mind”. Alas, when you arrived at the church, you will find the doors locked. The Pastor unable to be located and a long line of people who are in front of you wanting to do the same thing.
So what do we do? While your church may want keep praying II Chronicles 7:14, you may want to look at I Peter 4:17. Moreover, you may get the nerve to put in your Pastor’s face Ezekiel 33:6. It is this last Scripture, why we have apathy in this nation. The prosperity and posterity of a nation comes the spiritual house being in order. Until that is restored, be prepared to live in “Thunderdome”