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As of writing this, 21 image bearers of God, including 19 children, have been massacred by an evil young man. At Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, an eighteen year old boy walked in after shooting his own grandma and proceeded to taking the lives of those in his path.

I'm not here to be long winded. I'm not writing to take political sides. There were plenty of people already doing that while the bodies were still warm. You'll find no policy solutions here. There's only one solution, and if you don't already have an idea of where this is going, it rhymes with facade.

Speaking of Façade

America was founded, for the most part, by God fearing calvinists. Well, they made up a good portion of them anyways. The puritans came over on a boat and with them they brought their families and their Christ centered, God-fearing doctrine. The Mayflower Compact was perhaps the first official document of the New World and guess who signed it? A bunch of Puritans.

Now, this isn't meant to be a history lesson. Besides, if you want one you may need to go to someone else's blog. The point, albeit brief, is that the United States of America was built on Judeo-Christian values. These values were based on the scriptures: the inspired, inerrant Word of the creator God. Our constitution is interwoven with Christian principles. They are inescapable. However, in the recent past, and this didn't start with BiDeN, we have come to not just neglect those values but outright reject them. We reject free speech, we reject private property, we laugh at virtue. All the while, we put on this facade that we still cherish our founding principles and what this country stands for. Do what?

Façade : an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.

What exactly does this country stand for? It looks to me like it stands for godless ideology. We worship Baal and expect the blessings of God because our ancestors walked in obedience. We sacrifice our children to Molech, literally, in hopes of a return on wealth and freedom and have the gall to think that it will come from God.

No, we get judgment.

What we are seeing in our country right now is the judgment of God on a group of peoples that have made themselves God in his stead. And if you ask me personally, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg through a looking glass. This boat is still several nautical miles from the mountain of ice lurking beneath the surface and rest assured, this boat will go down a lot quicker than the one from the movie. The lifeboats will be available. More on that later.

America is now witnessing the chickens coming home to roost. We pumped these chickens full of Godless, self-seeking, hedonistic ideological hormones and are now wondering why we have spiritual salmonella. I'm reminded of C.S. Lewis' famous quote:

“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

If I may, Lewis missed a prophetic opportunity to say we make men with chests.. We make women without chests. We call right wrong and wrong right. Everything is relevant and you can be what you want to be, even an animal. Then, we turn around and wonder how a kid can be so deranged as to take a gun into an elementary school and take the lives of a bunch of kids. This isn't politics, this is reality.

A Harvest with Blight

We are currently harvesting a crop far worse than anything Joseph saw in Egypt. The spiritual rot of our nation can be smelled on the moon. To say we are a post-christian nation is being nice. We are post-post-modern. Christianity is mocked, verbally abused and spiritually beaten just as our Lord was. But how did we get here?

I say it often and I will continue to do so until I die. Wherever there is Godlessness, there is an apathetic church. This isn't specifically local, though the local make up the collective. I mean specifically the western church. We know that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation for those who believe. It isn't weak. It's not church foyer coffee. This is the good stuff. It's taking the bean off of the plant and snorting it. That means that if we preach it, they will come. Think of Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones:

“Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of theLord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

"I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army." Ezekiel 37:4-6;8-10

Ezekiel preached the Word as God commanded and God gave the life. God's Word accomplishes all that He intendeds it to. If we are spiritually dead, it's because the dry bones are not being preached to. We are just as guilty as the world in being so caught up in entertainment and pursuit of self that we forget that there are dead people all around us that need the breath of life breathed into them.

Prepare the Life Boats

We have reached a point where we cannot correct course. The course will be stayed by the hand of God. However, anytime things come crashing down there is always a void that is left and the church needs to be ready to obediently fill that void. We have God's word and thus His direction. We should be ready for these trying times. The more we preach the word to those in darkness, the more life boats God will provide because God will absolutely preserve His church. That doesn't mean the water won't be freezing. That doesn't mean we won't be stranded at sea without food for a week. It does mean that He will never leave us nor forsake us. The Lord is faithful to those whom he has called. If you have received this grace, an imperishable treasure, you have a duty to tell others about it. This isn't a choice, this is life. There's a storm rolling on the plain and we need to make sure we are prepared. Trust in the Lord, seek holiness, lead your families, and preach the gospel unashamedly and prepare for a harvest that will require new storehouses to be built.

God bless you.

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