Bible Road Map Or The Road Less Traveled

In the​ last few years we have witnessed a​ woman who drowned her children just to​ keep her rich boyfriend. an​ ice skating competitor who had the​ legs of​ her top rival broken so she could win. We have seen a​ mother hire a​ hit man to​ eliminate her daughter’s competition in​ baton twirling championships. Another man destroyed his pregnant wife to​ be able to​ play the​ field,​ and live the​ life of​ a​ playboy.

Perhaps the​ most unbelievable of​ all was a​ woman who killed a​ pregnant woman then cut her open and stole her unborn baby. I take exception with those who take exception with me for saying,​ that we have a​ nation of​ potential criminals and crackpots in​ our own children.

We have created this dangerous potential by giving our children anything and everything they want or​ call for. When they enter the​ real world,​ the​ work a​ day world where they must fend for themselves suddenly the​ silver platter is​ withdrawn and the​ reality is​ too much to​ handle for some. We have forgotten the​ days of​ our austerity when as​ pioneers,​ plainsmen,​ and immigrants we were thankful to​ have our most basic needs met. We have elevated our wants and desires to​ the​ level of​ the​ sacred.

We imitate and borrow from the​ language of​ the​ greedy with our preoccupation with the​ prosperity gospel of​ today’s preachers. you​ will be just as​ likely to​ find today’s churches teaching us how to​ invest our money as​ how to​ get saved. Being born again is​ mocked and set aside in​ favor of​ instruction in​ the​ stock market,​ retirement funds and get rich schemes. Add to​ this,​ that modern psychology,​ sociology and other behavioral and environmental scientists have repeatedly warned us that poverty leads to​ crime and social upheaval of​ every kind. you​ can only imagine what America would look like if​ virtually every extra and almost all essentials were at​ a​ premium,​ if​ they could be found at​ all. it​ does not paint a​ very good picture.

The ancient city of​ Sodom was rebuked by the​ prophet Ezekiel. Everyone knows the​ sins of​ ancient Sodom but in​ Ezekiel’s rebuke,​ the​ root cause for Sodom’s sin is​ revealed. in​ Ezekiel’s rebuke there is​ a​ warning for us to​ recognize the​ same cause festering in​ our land today. Behold,​ this was the​ iniquity of​ thy sister Sodom,​ pride,​ fullness of​ bread,​ and abundance of​ idleness was in​ her and in​ her daughters,​ neither did she strengthen the​ hand of​ the​ poor and needy. Eze.16:49

Ezekiel’s rebuke comes to​ my mind every time I hear some one refuse to​ give a​ few dollars to​ a​ children’s organization because they think the​ child won’t get all the​ money. But no one seems to​ even notice,​ much less demand a​ tax refund when a​ four hundred million dollar Jupiter probes go haywire and becomes useless. Movies are made that cost hundreds of​ millions of​ dollars to​ produce,​ whose messages and images would he better left in​ a​ garbage can. Tax money is​ spent on​ everything from the​ study of​ the​ flow of​ ketchup to​ the​ nocturnal habits of​ lesbians. Concupiscence and waste are rampant in​ every level of​ society and government,​ while personal responsibility and prudent stewardship has become an​ ethical relic of​ sorts. Where does it​ end?

I have no doubt that the​ chastisements of​ America will be the​ sudden and complete removal of​ nearly all essential goods and personal wealth. Something on​ the​ order of​ the​ dust bowl and the​ stock market crash combined,​ but multiplied many times over will soon befall this country. How this will come about is​ not certain but that is​ not my concern at​ this moment. I would prefer to​ see millions of​ Americans coming to​ their senses and turning back to​ God in​ humility and thereby avoiding this great portent,​ but I am sure that this is​ not what they are going to​ do.

A few years ago I was singing and playing guitar in​ some folk music venues. I produced three albums of​ Irish,​ folk,​ bluegrass and gospel songs before I published a​ compilation of​ my original songs. Among them is​ one I named an​ American Lament,​ I tried to​ present it​ as​ a​ Christian song but in​ the​ most subdued fashion. I wanted a​ message without the​ mush. I think I was able to​ accomplish that and that is​ why I present it​ here to​ appendage this section.

Many tall mountains,​ many long valleys
Many the​ white plains,​ that stretch out so far
All deep flowing rivers,​ rise cresting to​ meet me
Two shimmering oceans,​ with soft sandy shore

Darkly thick are the​ woodlands,​ the​ tall trees are bending
From beyond the​ soft west wind,​ drives the​ waves to​ the​ shore
Free flies the​ eagle,​ free rolling in​ blue skies
On high still the​ master,​ of​ all he surveys

Her people have proud eyes,​ all resting so carefree
They've left their strong towers,​ passing on​ to​ and fro
All beauty before them,​ great mountains and rivers
Yet groping like blind men,​ who can't find the​ door

Bard,​ prophet and poet,​ sing haply their bright songs
But the​ heart that is​ searching,​ can see somethings wrong
To pierce through the​ dark cloud,​ the​ heart always wonders
But to​ grow into greatness,​ the​ hearts made to​ cry

But this land is​ not my land,​ this home its not my home
For I've never yet been there,​ not now or​ before

Rev Bresciani is​ the​ author of​ two popular Christian books,​ one on​ the​ second coming of​ Christ. He has hundreds of​ articles published both online and in​ print.
Visit the​ website at​ www.americanprophet.org
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