While people are busy scurrying on the street or online looking for that perfect post “Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal” I ask myself, “How ready is the typical American (let alone the typical American Christian) for an economic collapse? The answer is: Not at all. We as a nation have not learned ANYTHING from the collapse in 2008.
In fact, we plunged ourselves deeper into debt. From a 7 year car loans that when you drive the car off the lot you are already “underwater” in your loan terms. To student loan debt collectively equating to north of 1 trillion dollars – with no job prospects in sight since the true unemployment rate is north of 20%. It seems to me that America as a whole has embraced the adage: “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for tomorrow we die.” Little that she knows that she has been bingeing in the 4th watch of the night – just before the new day dawns. When this day finally does “dawn”, so will the revelation that the party’s over and that the “piper” will have his hand outstretched for “payment.” It will be Day One of economic slavery in America. A day where some have laughed at people to scorn in mockery to those whose saw the signs and have prepared accordingly. In other words, the “Zombie Apocalypse” has arrived.
Please keep in mind the term “Apocalypse” simply means revelation. This will be a multi-faceted revelation. An economic revelation. A political revelation. A moral revelation. A spiritual revelation. We as a nation can not be doing wrong things and not expect a backlash from our activities. Case in point:
- You can’t expect Social Security to continue when you kill 70 million future payers over a 40 year period.
- You can’t expect a nation to be politically free when its own government sacrifice 3000 of their countrymen to restrict the movement of 300 million people.
- You can’t expect a culture to survive when lines between right and wrong – from math and language to identification of what is male and female in a society are blurred.
- You can’t expect the spirit of a nation to live when those who have been commissioned with the task of preserving it (the American Church) have largely neglected their duty through apathy or silence in the pulpit.
We are racing toward the end of an era. An era that looks more like end of Rome than that of a God-fearing country. There is not much time left. You need to get your “houses” in order: Economic, political, moral, but above all your spiritual house needs to be in order. Whether you believe in eternity or not, it is there – and it is waiting for you. With each passing day you are one day closer to meeting with eternity and most importantly, the Creator of it.
Are YOU Ready?