Obama has overwhelmed/is truly overwhelming our nation with truly overwhelming cataclysmic crises that have left a lot of good people saying, “Screw it. I'm moving to Panama.”
Despair seems to be the soup de jour and it's being served up to us cold. Ice cold.
When I get around people who still give a flip about our nation the conversation inevitably goes to “What can we do to stop this fetid mess BHO and his boys are foisting upon our land?”
The typical response is: Get knowledgeable about what our nation was originally intended to be and what a cartoon of that we have now become. After that get active, get vocal, protest, vote with your money, join Facebook groups with like-minded warriors, go to a bunch of conferences, scream at the television, and of course, vote during elections.
The problem is we do all that and it still doesn't look like we're putting a dent in what the President and the progressives are doing to our land and a lot of folks think that our votes won't count anyway because of voter fraud and corruption.
Some people of faith conclude, “Well ... I guess this is The End. Our preacher said it was gonna get this way before Jesus returns to kick some ass.' And they resolve themselves to apathy and cynicism and become about as active Howard Hughes was during the flu season.
Speaking of God, for those who still care about Him and what He and His word think, what does the Bible say we should believe and look for when our nation is getting gutted and ransacked by leaders and policies that try to dispense with that which is holy, just and good? Does it lead us to despair? Should we look for Jesus to rapture us out of this mess? Should our current climate make believers act like Lewis Black? Are. We. Done. For?
First off, let state that as much as it might look like we’re Paula Abduling and going one step forward and three steps back with the best of our efforts to right the Obama wrongs, I do believe our righteous works are working and we need to step everything that we’re doing up several notches and get aggressive with the progressives.
Secondly, who the heck says that God’s only recourse when dealing with sucky situations is to rapture his people out the mess they’ve allowed themselves to get into? Biblically we've got a slew of passages that show that God can and will jackhammer rulers who dispense with his way and turn nations into a lawless, idolatrous and godless mess. For instance check out Psalm 2 gloomy Christian …
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Let’s break this Psalm down, shall we? So, what do we have? Well, according to the psalm we have a nation and their ruler[s] that’re blowing off God and his righteous decrees, right? Right.
How does God respond? Does he pout? Quit? Move to Panama? Start overeating Hagen Daz because he’s so depressed? Does he emotionally check out and starting smoking weed and get into tie-dyeing beefy T’s to pass the time? Let’s see shall we?
According to Psalm 2 God does three things.
1. He laughs at the people and rulers who snub his ways. God’s amused that the puny ants he has created have now decided they can take things from here and they don’t need his holy ways or wisdom. Not only does he laugh at these wicked rulers who seek autonomy but he also scoffs at them and holds ‘em in derision. He thinks not only is their rebellion laughable but he also makes fun of them and sneers at them. Didn’t they ever teach you this at Sunday School? I didn’t think so. But it is Biblical, eh?
2. God rebukes the people and the rulers crapping on the nation. “Rebuke” is a word we don’t hear much of anymore, which makes me like it all the more. Rebuke is sharp or harsh disapproval. Check it out. Psalm 2 does not say, “God forgives and forgets” how wicked people and policies are destroying a land. It doesn’t say he’s changed his eternal ways and is now cool with their hip, groovy, 21st century decisions. It does not say he’s passive and merely acknowledges or, worse yet, winks at their wantonness. Oh, heck no. It says he castigates the folks that are jacking things up.
3. Not only does God laugh, scoff and rebuke the unrighteous acts of ingrate leaders, Pslam 2 also states that He is out to terrify him. What does that mean? I don’t know but it sounds terrifying, doesn’t it? When God arises to whup some ass, from what I’ve read and seen, you don’t what to be the recipient of that pool cue. In several different ways the inspired psalmist brands the reader with the revelation that leaders and godless policies impenitently pursued and propagated stir up God’s terrible wrath and that he will unleash it on their particular heads and land. Here, in this psalm, a promise is given, in a metaphorical way, that he will break and dash their wicked ruler and their reign into pieces. Whatever that means, it sounds pretty bad and pretty thorough.
In conclusion, according to the Verbum Dei, God states, according to Psalm 2, that he’s going to bless his people; he promises to establish his son’s rule and to protect those who take refuge in him. For those who’re blowing Him off and leading their nation down highway 666 to CrapTown, God promises in no small or unclear way to deal with them in an exhaustive manner as only he can.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, who love God and this great land: expose, fight, protest, vote, rally, decry and do everything in your power to derail this dastardly dismantling of our nation; and never forget that a Holy God is also monitoring this BS and will temporally and eternally kick the backside of those who despise and dispense with His ways.