While I didn’t think of the song at the time, “I saw the light” is fitting for the understanding I gained this morning. Was this from God Almighty? You tell me. It was during my bible reading and prayer time. My Old Testament readings are in Proverbs at this time. As you may guess, I’ve read these words countless times over the years. This morning resulted in a moment of astounding clarity.
None of this is groundbreaking. Nothing is new. As a matter of fact, even non-Christians understand this to some degree. Some call it “Karma”, others call it by some other name. In common usage the concept is oft stated in the phrase “what goes around comes around”. While this is the basis of what I understood today, I suddenly realized how shallow my understanding really was. Likely, it is still shallow. This is how deep this principle runs.
The chapter I was reading was Proverbs 21. It is rife with examples of the principle I am about to relate. This is because this principle is far reaching. It is essential to understanding our very lives in relation to our Heavenly Father. In fact, one can gain understanding even if s/he does not believe in any God, because just as the law of gravity works even if you don’t believe in it, such are God’s laws. If you cannot see this, you will remain blind.
The Theory of Everything
Yes, this is borrowed from the world of science, yet my theory has nothing to do with science – at least not directly. Nor is it actually “theory”. A better way of putting is may be it is my understanding of a Godly principle. As such is its likely crude and probably either oversimplified or unnecessarily complicated. The middle ground may be the most challenging for me. In any case here is what I’ve come to understand.
The results we see in our lives are directly related to our actions.
Did I not tell you this was no “great revelation”? How many times have we seen this principle? How many ways has it been stated? Three times in three different ways right here already. So what? So this:
For the most part, God does not interfere. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen, heard, watched Christians and others whine about God punishing them for this or that. How many people see God as this angry dude in the sky just waiting to beat someone down for disobeying him. Really? Do you not see all the totally ungodly stuff going on in the world?
In other words, we don’t need God’s help to turn our lives into crap. It is the one thing we are perfectly capable of doing for ourselves. The principle works just like gravity works. Consider some examples from Proverbs 21…
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
In short you get what you work for.
Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
This says essentially the same thing. There is no need for God to intervene.
Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Take it from an expert here, my big mouth gets me into more trouble than I care to think about. What made me realize the importance of this verse was one of the few times when I actually held my tongue and was greatly blessed by my Heavenly Father. He essentially pulled me out of a blazing fire.
The principle of “you reap what you sow” is less obvious when these principles are applied to the larger fields of politics and economics but they still apply. Our nation today is constructed not on the firm foundation of our godly constitution but upon a shaky mishmash of man’s laws, regulations and decrees. The politicians have built a house of cards that cannot stand. Said rules have no constitutional basis and steal our freedom and liberty, enriching the political elite in the meantime.
Economically, things are at least as bleak. Rather than sound monetary policy, the politicians turned over the very coining of money to the bankers. They’ve allowed them to control our financing and buried our nation in an ocean of debt. They’ve spent our wealth and borrowed on our future earnings to spend even more. Recently, a news story revealed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelolsi signed the ridiculous articles on impeachment against President Trump with “pens that look like bullets”. My initial thought was… “Yeah? So?” Then I found out she spent over $1500 on those pens. Where did this money come from? I do not need wait for the Congressional Accounting Office to provide an answer. This story came after another recent one detailing on how Speaker Pelosi ordered a new private jet that seats 200. The reason? Because the jet previously provided for her with citizen dollars could not make the trip home without stopping to refuel. No doubt she was worried she’d have to stop somewhere in “flyover country” where she could be exposed to seeing some commoner. If memory serves correct, the fuel cost alone for one trip is much more than I’ve ever earned in a single year.
Meanwhile the politicians have abandoned solid constitutional principles to strengthen their hold on us subjects, er citizens. The fact is we are no longer citizens in their eyes. Only those who agree with their elitist views have the slightest chance of reaching their ears, and then it is likely pleasant elevator music to them. They hum along but they don’t really listen. Such is reserved for their own kind – other elites. The rest, the dross, the proles – even those in upper and middle management are only their to serve their needs. We are all expendable.
Remember how this essay started? Karma? What goes around comes around? You reap what you sow?
Let us consider another passage from this chapter…
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Two sides are represented here, those who do justice and judgement – the diligent and the wicked – those with lying tongues.
Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
Note here, “the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.” Interesting, is it not?
Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
Is this meant literally or is it a figure of speech? Often scripture can be taken either or both ways, depending on the context and the situation. In today’s world cities are not surrounded by walls so the idea of literally scaling one is moot.
All of this, along with a great sea of scriptures points to this one principle repeated over and over again. The evil ones will get their due. It is not for us – those who fear God Almighty – to decide the place or the time. This is God’s purview alone.
That said, we can take comfort in the fact that they will not, can not get away with their evil deeds. We must remain faithful. We must turn to our Holy God and His Son, Jesus, and keep our eyes on things above.
Will America fall? Yes. It will. This is prophesied – not by me – but by the very ancient and holy scriptures. The question is not so much “if” as it is “how” and “when”. This I cannot say. I do believe our nation must fall before the end times take place. While my belief does not make it so, I can assure you I do not believe things without foundation. Should more information come to light, I am certainly not above adjusting my beliefs to conform to God’s Truth.
At this point, I believe the fall of our nation will transform it in one of two ways. In one scenario, the controllers could seize total control over us citizens and crush any and all resistance. We are screaming down this path as I write. The other scenario turns the tables on the controllers. We citizens stand up and reclaim our birthright – our constitutional republic. We demand our liberties be restored. We insist upon a return to limited government.
Mind you, this second path sounds dreamy and wonderful. I warn you now, it is not an easy path. We will be required to once again take responsibilty for how our government works. The monstrous central government would dismantling. The faster such happens the more chaos we can expect.
Consider some figures:
Federal, state and local governments employ 22.2 million workers nationwide, equaling 16.7 percent of the U.S. workforce of 132.7 million. (Source)
Cutting this number in half would mean over 11 million instant jobless – adding over 8% to unemployment figures. This does not include those who make their living indirectly from taxpayer dollars. Should our government crumble or simply run out of paper to print more fiat cash… the result would pale many natural disasters.
Granted, I am convinced returning our nation to a truly free economy would yield economic growth beyond imagination. It would literally remove the shackles from us citizens, freeing us to innovate, build and produce, but it would not happen overnight.
No matter what happens, I urge all who read this to turn to our Holy God. Ask for His blessing upon ourselves and our nation. Ask Him to restore our nation, our constitutional republic – our birthright. Look to our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus the Messiah for wisdom, guidance and healing for our nation. Let us ask for strong, godly leaders to guide us.
This is another principle detailed in scripture… “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and ye shall find.”