Life, Rights, Freedom?

August 13, 2012 at 5:01 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , )

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I recently read a piece that quoted Billy Graham’s wife as saying, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

The difficulty of quotes is that they can be subject to interpretation. Some may read that and “picture” Ruth shaking her head in judgement. Others may laugh, thinking she was being humorous. Those who didn’t know her, can “paint” the quote to color whatever their attitude reflects. I didn’t know Ruth personally, but I believe her heart was broken when she spoke those words. I don’t believe she for one minute thought that God should apologize to anyone for anything. I am certain she was grateful for the country she lived in. Yet, as America has broken down in “freedom”, she likely saw the mighty fall it was to take. She also believed wholeheartedly in every word of the Bible. She knew the end of the story. She knew the integrity of her God, He keeps His word.

Anything, a group, an organization, a church, a school, and most especially a country with His name on it is held doubly accountable for reflecting His character (see Israel, the whole Bible). He is intent upon it. The only difference would be that God, Himself, placed His name upon Israel. He did not, and can not be found as having done so on America. Though all nations and countries are on His shoulders, Him being the orchestrator of all. Only Israel was named specifically by Him, called a nation.

You don’t have to be a scholar to see that God is full of symbolism in His Word. To make us think, to ask questions, to seek His meaning. To prove who actually wants to know Him, or simply use Him. It “weeds” out through the Narrow Gate. Israel is now spread across the globe. His people, those He has called by name, those He has rebuilt His Temple inside. All done within each heart in three days time (symbolic of accepting Jesus/Yeshua who died and rose in that time). Are there those whom He called here, yet, in America? Yes. Remember Lot, Abraham, and so many others? Who pleaded with God to have mercy for 1, 10, anyone who could be found as sincere in seeking God. Many times the plead was met with God relenting. Sodom and Gomorrah, did not find God’s leniency. Lot and his family were the only ones worth saving. Like Noah. If God can’t see it, its NOT there! Buck and kick against this truth all you want to, it won’t change it’s solidarity. It is equal to His name, He looks for and searches for even the smallest, weakest streak of sincerity for Him and relents upon finding it. He is the only One who could possibly see it, a mustard seed inside a heart. So His justice is equal to His mercy.

The end of His Word holds out little hope for those who desire to see the “freedom” most in America long to see continue. If you say, “not my will but Yours O God”, then you understand Ruth Graham’s statement. If freedom of religion, and speech, and choice and me’ism is the flag of your heart…you do not. Life is not about balanced check books, the “rights” of humans to do whatever they feel like. Its not about democracy. Its not about human achievements. Its not about sports and games and who can drink how much soda at once. Its not about taxes. Its not about rulers who hold evil intentions or “good”. Its not about the right to bear arms. Its not about the right to speak. Its not about TV, internet, phones, or computers. Its not about our children’s soccer games or education. I could go on and on, yet I believe the point has been made. What then, are we doing here? What is life? What is it about? I can’t but point you to any answer except to remind you…God is Life, life is a who not a what. Ask Him, He alone has claimed the “right” to teach you. If our answers come from any other quarter…we have missed that Narrow Gate. We have failed in our true education. We will watch all other forms of it die. God alone has the true form of jealousy. He will not be replaced, not in His temple.

So did Mrs. Graham speak the truth? It is a question well worth our time asking God at Jesus’ feet.

John 1:4
In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.

John 14:6
Yeshua (Jesus) said, “I AM the Way – and the Truth and the Life: no one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 10:9
I am the gate; if someone enters through Me, he will be safe and will go in and out and find pasture.

Hebrews 10:19
So, brothers, we have confidence to use the way into the Holiest Place opened by the blood of Yeshua (Jesus).

1John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment, so that we may know who is genuine; moreover, we are united with the One who is genuine, united with His Son Yeshua the Messiah. He is the genuine God and eternal life.

Romans 1:18-23
What is revealed is God’s anger from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people who in their wickedness keep suppressing the truth; because what is known about God is plain to them, since God has made it plain to them. For ever since the creation of the universe His invisible qualities – both His eternal power and His divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what He has made. Therefore, they have no excuse; because, although they know who God is, they do not glorify Him as God or thank Him. On the contrary, they have become futile in their thinking; and their undiscerning hearts have become darkened. Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles!
(Or in modern days, technology, science, education, homes, “freedoms”, human accomplishments)

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. sevv61 said,

    Most excellent observations.

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