This will be a transitional year for America and indeed the rest of the world as well. Too many degenerative changes have been set in motion across the globe for us to see much of a reversal in the great demise of nations. Will America get on-board this global wave along with the rest of the world? Let’s examine.
If nothing else 2010 has been a year of the nickname, the moniker, the pet name or the epithet. Today Americans are called rhino’s, lefties, left loons, liberal loons, neocons, birthers, truthers and racists, just to name a few.
In the coming year of 2011 God will be actively seeking people to give names to as well. According to the writer of Matthew’s gospel those people are called dancers and mourners.
“And saying, we have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.” (Mt 11:17)
God is not looking for contestants for “Dancing with the Stars” or a group of sad and wailing folk who might be willing to become perpetual attendants in funeral processions. Rather, they are people who will get on-board what he is doing today with a full demonstration of the Christian life and others who will recognize the times we are in and weep, wail, lament and pray until there is a breakthrough to God in which he will stir up the sensibilities of an entire nation in a call to repentance. How has that been going?
Christ said of those in his day that they would not dance nor lament; need anyone inquire how well it is going now that twenty centuries have passed?
While scoffers insist that no free nation would willingly hand over the reins to a dictator or dangerous megalomaniac, only a few days ago the Parliament of Venezuela has handed the power to rule by decree to Hugo Chavez. Still doubting?
The idea of a coming world leader that will scoop up economically troubled nations and sway them into a worldwide government is pooh-poohed by everyone from the rank and file to the head of America’s homeland security, Janet Napolitano. We can only wonder why those who insist the beliefs of the religious don’t necessarily make something true, yet they seem altogether unwilling to apply the same equation to their disbelief. If applied to their own chosen position, their unbelief does not necessarily mean it is not true.
Here is a truth that is in the one hundred percent likely category with or without anyone’s belief or unbelief. The antichrist, that final evil ruler over men in the last seven year period before the return of Christ, is alive today. Who is he? At this moment your guess is as good as mine but in a very short time (years, months) not decades the entire world will know for certain. In general the average citizen will not recognize him as anything except a wonderful ruler who knows how to pull a socially and economically troubled world out of the worst decline in modern times. He is the very servant of the “arch deceiver” and will succeed in duping an unsuspecting world with the greatest hoax since bloodletting, phrenology or global warming.
Why can’t Americans who don’t think one man can put his ideas on the entire world ask this question? Would we accept the idea of opening up a world of gambling on the internet to a jobless, overtaxed and economically challenged America courtesy of Sen. Harry Reid?
Would we accept the idea that there is not enough abortion already and get onboard with FOCA to help those considering yet more abortion here and worldwide? (President Obama) Or would we submit to an economic doctrine that says the best way to get more money is to spend all you have, courtesy of the aforementioned.
Would we accept the doctrine and the agenda of a minority class of people who want the gay life sprung from obscurity to the forefront of the nation from classroom to the military and then think it is expedient to spend 4 billion dollars to change what school children eat in the cafeteria; co-sponsor, Michelle Obama.
This week the outgoing largely Democratic Congress and Senate voted to lift “Don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) that has been in place for seventeen years. Not only will this have dire effects on recruitment but it is sure to create nasty scenarios and incidents yet unseen. Even worse the moral might of our military will now decline along with the rest of the nation. We will see some humiliating defeats and events from here and forward. With only sixty days for top military brass to thwart the work of the lame duck Dems we should do far more than appendage our Christian websites with a little reminder to pray for the President.
President Obama was smiling from ear to ear as he signed the repeal of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ and then rose to proclaim what a great day it was for America. If you are only nominally familiar with the Bible you know that the President has signed a bill that brings us exponentially closer to the impending wrath of God. We will not see a full decade pass before the fruit of this perversion comes forth.
Liberal, perverse and Godless ideas have been smothering the American psyche now in a chronic and pervasive way for the last two years yet we can’t see our way to clear to heed the warnings that one world leader is about to put his ideas on a distracted world racing headlong into spiritual and psychological reprobation. Herein is proof that wisdom and knowledge are not always connected. We’ve got Google, Wikipedia, network and cable news and endless universities which prove that any fool can get knowledge but wisdom is still reserved to the wise.
As for the future of America in 2011 I am forced to reiterate one of my most redundant, albeit, important messages for this nation. It is about refocusing, returning and repenting. It is the three Rs of our collective spiritual and national life. It cannot be accomplished by constantly centering in on the economy while we are slithering deeper into a dark moral morass where anything goes as long as you don’t step on any toes. (Courtesy of your local and national PC proponents)
When America puts the Bible on the backburner, most of the Constitution in the fire and Israel on the list of former friends we are indeed in a decline that puts us on a par with every other nation that has ever fallen from within throughout the course of history.
We are as Abner who fought as a mighty warrior but was lured aside by his enemies only to be knifed and killed under the guise of being brought into their confidence. Ancient King David, who loved Abner as a brother lamented that he had died as a fool.
“And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth? Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.” (2Samuel 3: 33-34)
Odd that David would remark that Abner was not bound, he was free just like us but he died as a fool. He was lured by others who took him into their ideas, into their confidence and finally into their trap.
In the case of Hollywood, TV and the rest of the media we have the constant assurance fed to us that “You can’t fool the cool.” When every prurient interest of the lower nature of man is being courted and entertained against the moral guide of the scripture and every traditional sense of morality, we have been ‘arched’ once again. Too much material to cover here just suffice it to say that, contrary to all that pop culture lures us to spend our time on, the search for the cool is a sure path to becoming a fool.
This will be the last year to catch our breath and reconsider our path. In 2012 things will be changing too fast for anyone to do very much about it. The party will last until the last minute but the world will continue to change beyond all expectation. 2011 will be the year of the catastrophe, the earthquake and the rising of many enemies, some we have never known as enemies before. Some extreme weather will blast our cities and one will be left nearly in ruins.
The dollar will decline worldwide and a slow economy and joblessness will continue until it becomes critical. Is all of this connected to our decline in morals? You can bet your life on it and apart from a full repentance the course cannot be altered.
Between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 a new kind of leader will emerge but not in America. He and those who support him can only be described as ‘diverse.’ He and the kingdom he creates will be unlike anything before in world history. The world will not see him as all that different because the great push for diversity is already years ahead of his appearing and he will just fit into the global frame of things like the last missing piece of the puzzle.
“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” (Daniel 7: 24)
So will the whole world heed these warnings and turn? Don’t worry the world is not beating a path to the doors of my house or any other seer to get the latest word from the Lord. But there will most assuredly come a day in which people will long to hear these messages but they will not be as available as they are now. In fact that is what almost completes the prophecy and explains why true preachers of the word will not be so readily available any longer. To wit:
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Daniel 7: 25)
What completes the prophecy is the only hope on the horizon. It is what culminates the great decline of mankind and brings in the rule of Jesus Christ for one thousand years before eternity in a new heaven and a new earth begins.
Copyright ©2011 Rev. Michael Bresciani