Every once in a while, mama would take me to the five and dime in Salem Oregon. We would walk through, buy a few things, and then she would take me to the tiny restaurant. I always had a hot chocolate. I was too young to remember what she always ordered. I suspect it was coffee. And didn’t she loves her coffee. We didn’t go there on Monday. Or any other day during the week. It was always on Saturday. But I remember when that changed. And I remember it made me happy.
One time we went there on a Sunday! I remember the year when America broke it’s pact with the sacred day. And yes it made me happy.
It was a small change in the fabric of America. But it was a dynamic change that introduced all these things we see today. They didn’t love God enough to even give him a time of rest from all their greedy pleasures. And once they took the small step, seeing he did nothing, they went on to gain more for themselves. I grew up despising God’s ways, just like I’d been taught. And I see how ashamed I am of the life I led. But here I am writing about the reason why America is so messed up. My testimony is that God has come to me to love me despite the things I did. And by the end of this writing you will see why that’s important. Every time someone turns away from God a little, a little more turning away is coming. I remember the year America turned away a little and I have seen it plummet from there. They are not finished turning away a little more. I wish I had a better word for the people of my own country. But they don’t offer any further truthful choices. I don’t want to leave today’s writing as if on a sour note. I want to leave a specific encouragement: return to God and he will return to you. Throw off the teachings of society and return to the things that are good. I know the odds. But It is right to say the following. It is not too late for America if they will strive to return to God. And isn’t this a strategic time? I have it on good authority that Donald Trump will be a just president. Justice will be his focus. What an opportune envelope of time for America to reach to the God of justice. As a nation we may well be finished. I can’t say I trust my fellow citizens ambitions. But I didn’t write this primarily for the nation. The primary purpose of this writing is every individual who will read it. What is the first and greatest commandment? Isn’t it that we should love the Lord our God with all our heart and all our mind and with all our strength and with all our will? Then we will be able to love our brothers properly. 1, 2…… not 2, 1. Get the Commandments in order. Or the chance of anything changing is nihil (A Latin word meaning nothing). Don’t just know about him. Come to know him. As long as we are ashamed of him he will be a shamed of us. Brothers and sisters, I assure you that matters.
They gathered together and said, “Come let us build a city that reaches to the heavens so that we can make a name for ourselves”. But it was not time in the history of man under God to do such a thing.
We are living in the time when God has released man to do as he pleases. The language of man is not being confused, it is unifying.
People call all their inventions “good”. But look, where is God in all of this? If God alone is good, and he has been stripped of his glory among men, how can this be good?
When the people chase after the things they want and love, once they strip themselves of the bounds of God’s rule, they never go back. But God’s rule doesn’t change. His demands and commands are life. If the people try to avoid him, they curse themselves with death. It can’t be any different. And everyone, deep down inside, knows this is true. “If you love me you will keep my commands.” The inverse is true: “If you hate me you will despise my commands.”
With all that we have invented, we have become nothing. Blindly, they think they are creating a paradise. There is no celebration in the grave.
The beginning of a matter is the same as the ending, if indeed the matter is carried through to the end. This is the nature of a sinful act. The severity of the sin determines Gods reaction at the onset.
This is where God has been misunderstood in his judgments against Man’s rebelion.
We think something is a small matter. We can’t understand why God has turned his face from us.
See how we don’t understand the nature of Purity, Righteousmess and Holiness.
To cap this all off, this must be said: at the beginning of every sin we find that we have conveniently forgotten the laws of God. This is because we are not the laws of God, but God is.