June 2020 Update “At the Brink”

by David Cobb
The fields . . . are white already to harvest. John 4:35

Does it seem like the further we go the “behinder” we get? The great experiment of America is being challenged more than any time in our nation’s history. A man was arrested in Minneapolis for passing a counterfeit $20 bill. This man had been in and out of trouble with the law for most of his life. I’m not going to go into great detail, but it seems like the police used harsh force on the man probably causing his death. This is a most grievous turn of events. Rioting, burning, killing, and looting have become commonplace throughout most of our large cities the past week. A side note to this Is that we are still dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic that has been blamed for over 100,000 deaths in America since January, and virtually shut down the engine to one of the greatest times of economic blessing this country has experienced. We were shut up in our homes for the most part during the months of March, April and May. I have to wonder what effect the virus quarantine has had on people during the riots. I think it has escalated the anger of certain people.

Usually when I have the time after I have made a mistake and find my error, I like to go back and find out where I got off track, so I will not make the same mistake twice. There is an old Arab proverb that says, “No matter how far you have gone in the wrong direction, turn around.” Through my life experience and the reading of God’s word over and over, I have come to the conclusion that America has been going the wrong direction for quite a long time.

Did you know that our God is a God of order? Can you take a trip outside and look up at the sky in daylight or in darkness and understand that our God created this universe a long time ago and it has withstood the times because it was placed in extremely defined order? There are certain laws that basically hold everything In order. Break the laws and there becomes much disorder. This not only holds true for our planets and earth, but it also holds true in our cities and neighborhoods. Laws have been established by governments that have been established by God (Romans 13:1), and these laws are expected to be obeyed. Without laws governing people there is complete chaos. (I was in a state in India In 2008 which had no laws. We were driving on a four-lane highway that had cows, tractors, and other vehicles going with us and coming head on toward us for the duration of our travel time. It was most confusing and disconcerting to say the least).

In 1962 with President John F. Kennedy at the helm and Chief Justice Earl Warren head of our Supreme Court, our Congress decided to abolish the reading of the Holy Bible in America’s public schools. I was a senior in high school at the time and my class that graduated in 1963 was the last class that was challenged by God’s Word daily. I don’t think it hurt any of us. And another side point, our class had the highest ACT scores of any class since that time up until President Obama decided to lower the standards concerning those tests. This statement is not a statement to brag, but to help us understand that God blesses the reading of his holy Word in many ways. Within a year of this decision, President Kennedy was murdered. Ten years later we threw out the wisdom of Blackstone which had been the bedrock of our court system from our Founding Fathers. The Blackstonian view is:

  1. God is the ultimate source of law.
  2. God’s law is transcendent over man’s law.
  3. A Biblical worldview is the well-spring of all legal knowledge.

Within a year of turning to the inferiority of legal precedent, in 1973, we said that abortion (murdering of babies in the womb) would be allowed in our nation. Less sixty million children later!

Deuteronomy is a key book of the Bible. In it, God commands His people to teach and to train their children in the ways of God. He gave them the 10 Commandments and He told them to teach them to their children and to their grandchildren. (Deut. 4:7-9) He told them, “The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with al/your heart and with all your soul and with al/your strength.# (Deut. 6:4) Continuing to read, God confirmed the blessings of a nation that would follow Him and the curses that
would befall a nation if it decided to turn from Him. He says in chapter 8 verse 18, “But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” I think America has come to the point where we believe we can turn on the flow of dollars whenever and however we want. Most of our decisions, it seems, are made without a concern for God. We are a nation drowning in red ink! 25 Trillion Dollars (25 million, millions to wrap your mind around it)I There IS a payday, some day. Could be SOON!

We were never set up to be a secular society. I’m going to be bold by saying that we virtually have a “foreign nation” that has risen up inside of our own nationI This poses a most grave problem. This “foreign nation” follows foreign gods. Our “God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deuteronomy 4:24) This “foreign nationn is at war with our nation. They have infiltrated our schools at all levels teaching socialism without God which Is nothing but godless communism. They are possibly even more prevalent in our religious schools teaching their liberal and liberation theology, they have rewritten our history books, they say wrong is right and right is wrong, they are as piranhas in many different streams. This “foreign nation” controls most major airwaves of our news agencies even having a “prince” (Satan; Ephesians 2:2) at the head of them. Non-Puritanical illicit sex and the perverted purveyors of pornography and homosexuality (sodomy) command the majority of our movie and music industries from Hollywood to New York City. Young lives that have not been fully grounded by the reading and study of God’s Word DAILY have little to no defense! Make no mistake about it, money and power are this “foreign nation’s” gods.

The true church of God must up her gameI The feel-good mentality that has permeated our pews of the past must be cast down. WE ARE AT WAR! WE ARE AT THE BRINK OF LOSING ALL !! Man up! Boots on the ground !  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds!” (2 Corinthians 10:4) We are unot wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) God says that His house shall be called a house of prayer. (Matt. 21:13) I’m not against preaching, but when was the last time we had a night of prayer? When was the last time we had a week of home prayer groups? When was the last time we had a day of prayer and fasting? (Matt. 6) When was the last time when we met the forces of darkness head on? Folks, God is concerned with usI He has allowed everything in the recent past to have happened. He will lead us out of the darkness, IF, WE WILL FOLLOW HIM! But it will cost us somethingI THAT WHICH HAS WORTH, COSTS! Our nation is worth itl Our children and our precious grandchildren are worth it!  We have allowed the pendulum to swing the wrong way too long and too far. Now is the appointed hour for God to move. Cry out to Him! Will you allow Him to have total control? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto your own understanding. In a/I thy ways acknowledge Go_d, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6), PRAY! FAST! PRAYI And PRAY AND FAST some morel God bless you. May we be with God; May God Be With Us,

David and Sue

DCEA
Post Office Box 1419
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-7011

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