What Happens to a Nation When It Becomes Driven by Issues Rather Than By Character?


Lets start with Jesus parable of the sower.

Luke 8: 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The seed is the written Word of God, His counsels, and His wisdom.

12  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Then comes the devil physically, mentally, and spiritually, and lifts and carries away the Logos word from their hearts so that through the lack of efficacy and energy that the Logos Word of God produces, they may not receive salvation.

The Logos Word talks about designs, counsels and blueprints of God. This is also called God’s wisdom.

13  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

These, root never bear.

The root is what hooks us to something so that we can acquire nurturing and the creation of a  foundation from them. Many do not even allow the hooking root to form. In the good season they receive with joy. In the season of trial because there was no hooking root, they release themselves from following the Lord.

14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures  (hedonism) of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

By the anxieties, riches and hedonistic pleasures found in their livelihood, they become utterly suffocated and choked and are not able to bring forth anything, as per the Word of God, into maturity and completion.

15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

To keep the Word means to grasp it, keep it and make it our own; make it into something authentic.  This is the way that the Logos Word of God must be followed.  As they do so, they bring salvation to themselves, always in the realm of endurance.

Luke 16: 10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

The one who is faithful in the very least and the most inferior of all things; Whoever is unjust and dishonest in the in the very least and the most inferior of all things, will also be dishonest with the much and the more important things.

People fail to catch this vital principle which creates in part of  the character of a man, especially in politicians.

What happens to a nation then when it becomes “issues driven” rather than “character driven?”

When I look at leaders, I much less look at their standpoint on a certain issue than I do at Luke 16:10.

If a leader is dishonest in the small things, it’s guaranteed that he will also be in the big.

What good is it if you agree with the one leading you on several issues, but his character is corrupt and flawed?

At the end, those issues will not matter much, but the place where a dishonest man has led you, has put not only those views, but now your future, and those of your children, in jeopardy.

Many don’t care where they are led, as long as there is consensus with those leaders on their concerns and viewpoints.

I’d rather be led by somebody who has some differing opinions to mine, but has great honesty, and integrity in how he leads.  Wherever he leads there will be safety.

God  puts some of His highest valuations on the character of a man or woman. People place their assessment not on character, but on societal issues. The former type of leadership will spell well being, the latter will spell disaster.

America is an issue driven and not a  character driven society. Politicians know this  and  don’t care about the country.  They continue endorsing agendas,  many times globalist in nature, and focus upon  getting reelected. This is a sure recipe for catastrophe, and catastrophe will come.

When people are issue driven and not character driven,  integrity, truthfulness and reliability matter little  An entire nation falls asleep, becomes dumbed down and  beguiled.

Corrupt leaders though,  never sleep or slumber. The deck is stacked. A nation sleeps while its corrupt leaders work. Go figure what will occur?

Behind corrupt leaders, the devil is busy at task.

2 Timothy 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Greek: That they ( The USA) may return to soberness or awake out of the snare of the devil, after having being hunted down, taken captive, and caught alive by the devil, to do his will.

The devil is always actively hunting to “catch alive” by trapping our free will and make it to become passive, so that his will in us can then become active.  (This is always His work with churched and unchurched)

 1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Be temperate dispassionate and serious in your life ( America!) , be awake and watchful, because your opponent in a suit of law, the devil, (to thoroughly cast, throw, or hurl) as a roaring lion, conducts himself around, arduously and earnestly seeking, whom he may drink down, gulp and swallow, consume, and destroy.

 Eph 4:27  Neither give place ( topon)to the devil.

Topon:  opportunity, power, occasion for acting

One Bible version renders “giving place”, as the construction of a landing strip, or an airport runway on our very person, for the devil to land upon!

Only our sin and disobedience can do that.  Any time that we are in willful disobedience to God, we automatically open up an airport facility on our very backs, where the enemy can land and take off at his personal whims and fancies.

 Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Many of us imagine that Ephesians chapter two is Paul’s discussion focusing on the unchurched.  I tend to disagree.

The Greek word for worketh is defined as giving energy to.

This particular verse is in the present participle.  This means that the sons of disobedience energize the schemes or plans of the devil on a continuing basis. The word for disobedience is being non-compliant.

If a Christian is continually non-compliant in an area of his or her life,  he or she will energize the works of the devil. I believe that there is no difference; the devil is a lawyer.  He will always get in with every person, wherever he is given an open door.

Any non-compliant person to the voice and the ways of God automatically energizes the work of the devil on her life whether she likes it or not.

America, in many ways has become a non-compliant nation to the ways of God. Go figure, what happens next?

Many think that God has to play by their rules, but at the end, we always end up playing by His. It’s important that we are on His team. He is not indebted to be on ours!

 Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Greek ( paraphrase): Because they ( America) did not like to acknowledge God in their thinking as someone that is more precious and valuable than the finest of metals after having an opportunity to do so, God decreed their thinking as failing the test given to a fine metal, rendering their thinking unfit, and worthy only to be rejected and cast away to do those things which are inappropriate.

This is what has happened to America. As I say, we don’t have an economic or political problem. In fact, we have a God problem and a sin problem.

We have become a Theosphobic or Christophobic nation.

Mat 12:43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

He travels continually throughout differing arid places “seeking a cessation of his now unpleasant circumstances” (because he has been cast out of the man), and in no way finds it (showing the necessity the demons have to possess a living being).

44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

I will return into my house whence I came out, and having come, finds it vacant and occupied, and in a perfected state of being swept, and cosmetically adorned.

Has America become cosmetically adorned but vacant of her knowledge and value of God?

45  Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

If this is true, the demon has returned to America with seven more wicked devils than itself.

2Co 2:11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Lest Satan exploit us, for we are not without knowledge of his “schemes.”

The word “devices”  is noema”, or thoughts.

The devil has a big thought life, all of them lying schemes, which he injects into an individual’s mind. His biggest ploy is to vaccinate his thoughts into the organ which houses thoughts, the mind. Through that, he manipulates the thought life of an individual, misleading him.

A nation which does not value God and does not retains Him in its thoughts opens itself up to the massive attack of its now vacant thought life by the devil.

America’s mind is succumbing to the mind of the devil, and its end will be destruction, if the church does not arise and if folks do not repent.

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight ( Kubeia / the cube or the throwing of the dice)  of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive (planetize);

Neither would we be carried about by every wind produced by the agendas of men which resemble the deceptive throwing of dice.

This is part and parcel of the American political system.

Literal Greek: That by no means would we be toddlers tossed around by the surge of vigorous waves.

Neither would we be carried about by every wind produced by the agendas of men which resemble the deceptive throwing of dice.

These types of agendas are being devised to work around the person a systematizing or methodology which produces error or ( planetizing: from the word planet –to wonder).

The ploy of the devil is to create this type of ingrained thinking in the minds of men.

Any type of rhetoric, philosophies, or viewpoints which tempts man to rebel against the Bible is the systematization of error, which will toss man into the foam of secularism and send him to hell.

The rhetoric surrounding the separation of church and state is Satan’s deceptive dice throwing.  If he can build a systematic thinking of error in the hearts of Americans which thrusts God out of the governance of the nation, he will send America and Americans to hell.

 17   This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

The Christian must not conduct his life in the mindset which is focused on temporal, distracted, entertainment prone, and frivolous ways of thinking.

At the pace which America is going at, countries in East Africa will overtake us.

African children are thinkers, many of them having knowledge of what they want to do.  Poverty has forced them to seek God, read the Bible and develop strong passions for education.

America on the other hand, is in a crisis of entertainment induced distraction away from the living God and into the systematization of error by some of its political leaders.

The dice playing of the enemy is succeeding in pulling America  away into the arrogance of self-sufficiency, and defiant independence from God.

We are trading in the knowledge of God for self-centered knowledge of entertainment and cultural viewpoints.

If we are not watchful, we will become the tail or the butt of a nation. Africans will come in to educate and evangelize us. The antichrist will entertain and text message with us all the way to hell.

18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Having the deep patterns of thinking in a darkened existence, they are alienated from the God’s type of life through ignorance. This ignorance dwells in calloused hearts which have been hardened by their rejection of God.

This sounds like our country, no? Go figure!

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

“Sound doctrine” is a medical term defined as being healthy and whole. Only the doctrine of the Word of God can make humanity healthy. A nation becomes sickly and diseased when it rejects God and His Word.

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

“Endure” comes from the word anaecho, or the taking up things to one’s self to obtain them.

What is scary about what Paul writes is his choice of the word “not”.  This Greek negative has two forms. One is the word “me” and the other one is “ouk”. The stronger one, “ouk” is used here.

“Ouk”, meaning absolutely not, under any circumstances.

The verse translates as follows: There will come a season when they will absolutely and unreservedly reject receiving wholesome and healthy teaching but after their own carnal desires will heap and collect teachers which will only tell them pleasant, culturally relevant, and politically correct things.

4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

And indeed from what is right about God they shall turn away their ears and shall twist them upon myths and politically correct fables.

The remedy for this malady is in the hand of the Christian believer.

Titus 1:10  For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

For there are many of those who are unable to submit themselves to what is righteous. There are vain babblers who are talking garbage.

Much television is a prime example of worthless and empty gibberish, which bring with it subliminal unrighteous agendas that inoculate deceptive knowledge into the minds of the viewers.

The word for deceivers, which only appears once in the Bible, is a quite interesting one.  It is the person who injects deception into the thought life, viewpoints, and mindsets of others.

Today, in the “main stream media” we readily see this. There is an attack on the attitudes of many distracted and gullible Americans by astute journalists, who mar their judgments, turn them against supporting the very foundations which made America great, and conquer the country from within.

My father would always admonish me, “Don’t follow the crowds because they are usually wrong.”

The communist leader Nikita Khrushchev said this about America in the late 1950’s. “ We will conquer you from within, without weapons.”

Jesus gave us the game plan for the final two minute warning. Notice that when the final cataclysm comes, humanity will neither have an advance warning system of it, or any intuition or instinct of its impending arrival. Many will be unfortunately trapped.

Matt 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38  For as in the days that were before the flood ( cataclysm)  they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39  And knew not ( they had absolutely no previously acquired knowledge or advance warning system of the coming of this cataclysm) until the flood ( cataclysm) came, and took them all away ( lifts off and away all of them); so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

42  Watch therefore ( be constantly watching): for ye know not ( you will have absolutely no intuition or instinct of) what hour your Lord doth come.

“March For Jesus United 2010” Miami, Florida.

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