That is a question that I usually try to avoid and encourage others to do the same because it moves from reality into fantasy and seldom provides any real benefit to the one asking the question. Yet, today, I have been doing some “What If?” thinking of my own on several fronts and thought I’d share them with you.
WHAT IF I ran my home or business like the Federal Government runs their business? Best case scenario, I’d be homeless, penniless, jobless, and a scavenger for food, shelter, and clothing. Worst case scenario, I’d be in Jail. I could envision being faced with charges such as fraud, operating a Ponzi scheme, mail fraud, false advertising, perjury, embezzlement, insider trading, bribery or receiving bribes, and a litany of other possible charges. Yet, they continue to do all those things and more with total impunity. The sad reality is that they’ve been doing it for years and we keep sending them back to Washington to do more of the same so I guess one could say, shame on us.
This latest budget deal that was supposedly going to save us from the Armageddon of financial calamity is now being deemed the cause of the market going down, and slowing job creation because it cut too much. Might I ask, “What did it cut?” It increased our debt by 2.4 Trillion, guaranteed tax increases coming down the pike, virtually guaranteed that a Balanced Budget Amendment will fail and has made the Tea Party, Conservatives, and Republicans the scapegoats that Obama and the left will use in the 2012 elections. That does not address what I believe will be a soon coming declaration that because we didn’t raise taxes and cut so much it is proof that that policy is a failure and we must “spend more” in order to get the economy moving in the right direction. Taking an already failed policy and recycling it using hate speech, fear mongering, race baiting, and false reports, statistics, and blatant lies to get what they want. The hope we had of seeing Congress have the backbone to stand firm and get something done that would really address the debt and provide a platform to actually get this country going again went down in flames. The Republicans claimed it guaranteed no tax increases. The CBO’s report assumed in its numbers that the Bush Tax Cuts would expire. Harry Reid blatantly declared that although the Republicans said there were no taxes in this deal they were wrong and Obama said the Select Committee which will exclude any Republican that voted NO would offer tax increase recommendations. Somebody got the gold mine and WE THE PEOPLE got the shaft.
WHAT IF God operated the way the Federal Government does? There would be no assurance in His promises, His Word would be untrustworthy, the sacrifice of Jesus would be rendered null and void and forgiveness would be only good for the day in which it was given but might be brought up at a later date and require renegotiation. Salvation would not be a free gift but something that could be purchased and unless you were members of select groups you’d be out of luck. Prayer would be subject to so much red tape that getting a prayer heard would be almost impossible and would take years at a minimum due to the regulations, red tape, duplicate agencies you would have to go through and if you filled out the forms incorrectly would be automatically rejected. If God followed the liberal left’s ideology the Bible would not be considered the foundational authoritative declaration upon which we are to build our lives. Just as the left views the Constitution, it would be considered an obstacle rather than a foundational guide. Then we come to the matter of sanctity of life. It would have no meaning and heaven, well maybe it will be as described in the Bible and maybe not, depending on how God choose to use His resources.
I realize that these statements and comparisons, for some, will border on lunacy; but isn’t lunacy a good word to describe how the Federal Government is operating and how it has operated for years? The Bible teaches us in Proverbs 22:7 – “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.” NKJV His desire for us individually and as a nation is the same as expressed for Israel in Deuteronomy 28:12-14 – “The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” NKJV Yet, as a nation we are so deeply in debt that we are slaves to those we owe. Our nation has allowed itself to come to a place that we cannot sustain the debt, size of government, entitlement programs, and has mortgaged the future of our children’s children and into the future beyond should the Lord tarry His coming. We have put ourselves in a position subject to being declared insolvent by our creditors, taken over by the United Nations and forced into becoming subservient to a coming “World Government” which will be described as the “only” means of salvaging the world. Most will accept it and follow along like sheep to the slaughter. Others of us will resist and most will suffer torment, torture, and extermination. Population control will be declared necessary, our nation will cease to exist and the world will be TOTALLY dependent upon this NEW WORLD ORDER for its very existence.
For those of us who are Christians and know this is coming have a HOPE in God. Sadly, many shall be deceived and fall prey to the beguiling of the wicked one. I pray that the Lord be merciful and take us home before it reaches this point but if not, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” I don’t like playing WHAT IF? Yet, if we do not follow the directives of the Lord and:
1. Truly humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways destruction is coming.
2. Intercede for this nation and even the world we will lose this country with its freedoms and national sovereignty.
3. Become actively involved in government by making our voices heard we will continue down this path to destruction and it won’t be long in coming.
Let me conclude by saying – No matter what happens, DO NOT take your eyes off Jesus. We have no other hope, no other salvation! I will continue being vocal regarding politics because it matters. I will continue being vocal about spiritual things because it matters. I will continue to intercede for the souls of people, this nation, and our world because it matters and I believe that if enough people truly turn their hearts and prayers to the Lord in honest humble repentance and cry out for His mercy, He will DELIVER US! Congress is not my source or my hope. The President is not my source or hope. The Supreme Court is not my source or hope. The economy is not my source or hope. GOD IS! Therefore, I have decided that I will continue to pray for mercy but also that God actively remove every leader who resists His purposes and expose them for what they are to the world. So, WHAT IF every born-again, blood bought, God-fearing believer were to daily intercede for this nation, mankind, and God’s granting of His Mercy? Think about it and remember how even a few doing that in Scripture turned the tide. Join me in this commitment and enlist others to do the same. Commit yourself to prayer, becoming armed with real information, becoming active in seeking to change the climate in Washington, State Capitals, local municipalities, your home, and your life.
Thank you for allowing me to rant and make this appeal. May God Bless you in all that you do for His Kingdom and may God Bless America!