SIMPLY FED UP
by CHARLES ROBEY
(MOODY AL USA)
I really enjoy the summertime when I can sit out on my back screened porch, enjoying it all. Sometimes I sit and think. Other times, I just sit. Today’s a thinking day. If I only had known I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself.
Being older than dirt and twice as gritty, I can’t help but wonder. How did this old world, and America in particular, get so thrown off course? Particularly when it comes to happenings or things that one need not, cannot, wish not to give a specific name or cause, especially eternal things or happenings of faith-based and patriotic importance. I think about Scriptural questions of the past, the present and the future. I guess that’s why I write. And this particular blog is called “Simply Fed Up.”
” Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.” (Jude 1:24-25) Amen!
As a red-blooded, faith-based, patriotic American, I am totally fed up. I went to bed fed up; I awaken fed up. And guess what? I’ll probably go through the day, as usual, being fed up. Is this because of today’s American progressive socialist mindset? Yes, no doubt about it, I’m totally fed up. And I don’t care who knows it.
In today’s world, and especially in America, it’s so easy for a Christian patriot to foster being annoyed or upset, given the blatant effects of today’s “Woke” agenda.
What do you mean by “Woke” you wonder? I’m so glad you asked, for this blog is all about this subject. It is today’s progressive socialist cultural atmosphere. Here is a simple definition: being alert to and concerned about social injustice and discrimination. Here are some examples:
"He's an activist and very woke," "woke culture has moved into mainstream journalism," "my neighborhood is a very woke area" and "we need to stay angry and stay woke."
Thus, why I’m so fed up. You see, living within my eight generation, I have lived through a lot of history. I’ve seen it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can I say this in all honesty? Because I’ve managed to survive it fairly well, living within this woke decade of America. So, there you have it, I’m totally fed up.
Do I have compassion? Yes, I do. Where do I get such compassion? Basically, from God’s holy Word, the Scriptures, especially the prophecy parts. As the old song lyric so vividly puts it, “Whatever will be, will be. The future is not ours to see. Que Sera, Sera.”
You see, God is in charge of it all. He places the good and bad in power to affect His divine Word. He gives wisdom as needed. He reveals profound and hidden things. He knows what’s in the darkness and the light, and He tells us in prophecy. (Daniel 2:20-23),
If you don’t believe me, that’s your choice, of course. Place today’s newspaper next to certain Biblical Scriptures, and you will see what I mean.
Are you ready, have you got a collection of newspapers handy? Then, search out that old family Bible, shake off the dust, and go at it. Need help? Okay here goes. But wait until I explain what is actually meant by prophecy.
First, all Scripture is God-inspired, God-breathed and profitable. (II Timothy 3:16) Second, this prophecy was not given by one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever a matter of one’s own interpretation, but these men of God were moved by God’s Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:20-21)
Simply put, the Bible prophecy came from God through the men who wrote it. God superintended these human authors so that using their individual personalities, they composed and recorded without error God’s Word to man.
Now I ask you, is my afore-mentioned argument, with regard to prophecy, worth continuing? Not sure? Well, maybe I didn’t make myself clear. Let’s continue, if you please. The holy Scripture is crammed full of prophecy, of things of our past, present and things to come, in regard to today’s lifestyle.
According to Scripture, in the last days, the characteristics of prophecy will intensify. As we see mass corruption, and a breakdown of law and tradition, people will be holding to a form of godliness and the outer semblance of it without its spiritual dynamic. We are seeing this played out before our very eyes.
In (I Timothy 4:1-2) we see attacks of heresy. In (II Timothy 3:1-9) we see the perils of apostasy. (In II Timothy 4:3-4) we see a description of people who no longer are content to hear the sound teaching of the gospel and will turn to many different teachers of untruths. And in (II Peter 3:3-4) we see mockers of last days prophecy Scripture.
So it’s enough. What’s enough, you might ask? Enough to upset any red-blooded faith-based patriot who sees today’s American woke culture. It’s enough to seek the will of our Creator God. Amen!
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14)
EPILOGUE (Taken in part from Dr. Charles Stanley)
Something went wrong. It sure did. America decided prayer and the Word of God should have no part in America’s culture, and the foundation crumbled.
So, what about it? Can you rely on Scripture and the writings of America’s founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? I surely pray so. I trust the concept of patriotic Christianity came through in this little simple blog.
At best, government is second best. At worst, government is stifling, stripping away human worth. Sixty years ago, while Bible and prayer were still in the school system, these were the major problems in school: (1) talking in class, (2) chewing gum, (3) making noise, (4) running in the halls, (5) getting out of line, (6) wearing improper clothing, (7) missing the wastebasket.
Today these are our problems: (1) drug abuse, (2) suicide, (3) alcohol, (4) pregnancy, (5) rape, (6) murder, (7) assault. Sounds like the description of a penitentiary instead of a school.
Looking back to history, I can envision Washington kneeling in the snow at Valley Forge; our founding fathers on their knees at the Continental Congress; Lincoln praying in the hour of national crisis; and Woodrow Wilson reading the Bible at night in the White House by a dim light.
According to Dr. Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, “The framers of the American Constitution combined the best political ideas of the past with innovations in what The Federalist called an improved science of politics: federalism, separation of power, and checks and balances. Doing so, they created a form of government which had in the words of James Madison, ‘no model on the face of the earth.'
“Because men are not angels, government is necessary. Because no man stands to another as God to man or as man to beast, government must be based on consent. The moral foundation of the Constitution is in the Declaration of Independence and its principle of equal rights. Under the Constitution, government was to be limited to protect those rights.
“In recent decades, the way our government operates has departed from the Constitution. It has become less limited, ad our liberties less secure. At the same time, true civic education in America -- education in the Constitution -- has largely died out.”
In conclusion, here are some thoughts to ponder.
“Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems that men face. The Bible touches the heart, orders minds and refreshes souls.” (President Ronald Reagan)
“All men must be controlled either by a power from within or a power from without. By the Word of God or by the strong arm of men. Either by the Bible or the bayonet. But men will be controlled by one of the other.” (Robert C. Winthrop)
Please pass this blog along. In my opinion, it is worth reading and saving. Amen!