Anglican Morning Devotion, 28 November 2021 Anno Domini
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“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” (1 Kings 18:21)
16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. 17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
(Jeremiah 6:16-17; all scripture quoted is from the King James Version)
Only four decades past, the United States had a National Security Adviser to the President who was a self-avowed Communist – something unthinkable only ten years previous to his appointment. His name was Zbigniew Brezenski, former Columbia University professor and author of a book entitled, Between Two Ages. He was appointed by Jimmy Carter who undertook the propositions offered in Brezenski’s book to undermine the Cicero-like Republican principles laid down in the U.S. Constitution. Trade with Red China, too, became unbridled and included even military technology which would logically be included as contraband of war. Today, the Marxist philosophy presented in Brezenski’s book is openly advocated in academia and especially in Democrat Party politics. The Republican Party is not guiltless either as the same principles were advocated by President George Herbert Bush.
The Glorious Land, blessed by God, has been infiltrated by cunning men of lesser character and a penchant to reduce the United States to penury – thus eliminating the last bastion that stands against their Globalist, totalitarian designs.
America, and indeed the world, have arrived at a crossroads that may affect the freedom and happiness of their people for many centuries to come – a return to Godly faith and morality, or a descent into the abyss of Sino-Marxist despotism from which a nation cannot recover without the profuse shedding of blood. The decision cannot be deferred. It must be made at once ere the opportunity to choose will be lost forever.
Our political leadership has sold out the nation for filthy lucre and political advantage. At bottom line, however, it is the responsibility of the American people who have allowed these scoundrels to take and hold office through graft and corruption.
There is no problem facing America today that would not be remedied by a return to biblical faith and principles both at home and nationally. But while our God-given and Constitutionally-protected rights are in grave jeopardy, the majority of our citizens remain silent on the sidelines. It is not only ourselves that must suffer bondage in this circumstance, but even greater suffering and hard bondage is in the future for our children and grandchildren without immediate action. It is not enough to render mental ascent to the principles of liberty – we must stand up and speak out with courage and conviction else the ship will sail before our boarding.
I am accused by some of my readers of not writing with more optimism. . . of looking too much on the negatives that abound in our midst. Well, do you believe those conditions will change by themselves? I am no prophet. I am not even worthy to be a minister or a Christian; however, the Holy Spirit has MADE me worthy as He has made everyone who proclaims the name of Christ worthy. I see the grave danger facing our nation. I have witnessed its progression over many years. I see that the evil has grown to an immense proportion and will soon overwhelm every right and freedom we have enjoyed as a free people whose past values have always been based upon faith in God. How can I remain silent either as a minister of God or a citizen of my country?
The wicked of this world are like weeds. They require no cultivation, but they do require eradication by the farmer who desires to grow a decent harvest of food or flowers. “How long halt ye between two opinions?” How long indeed? May your answer not be the same as ancient Israel “And the people answered him not a word.” We have all been given a trumpet to sound for freedom, or we may remain silent and allow the weeds to dominate. We who know and believe in the Sovreignty of the Lord Jesus Christ must serve as watchmen on the wall to sound the warning of the evincing terror. The plea of that greatest of statesmen, Patrick Henry, resounds down the years of our nationhood and are more valid today then when first uttered: “Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!