Alright kids, it's time for doom and gloom with your host.. Aaron! Some might say that this weekend is a time to forget all of that and join hands with everyone while we light our money on fire and watch it turn neat colors in the sky (I know I have my stash ready!) But I think it is also a time to drink from the warm cup of reality. A little dose of "let's be real". Cause even if these predictions are wrong, most of us know the eventual outcome, and it won't be pretty however it happens.
Here's where I think we are headed in the next few years. By 2020 for sure!
* We will elect a republican. That will slow down the collapse for a year or two, if that. That republican will probably turn out to be a RINO or just bring mediocre change until another socialist will come along and pick up where Obama left off. Either way we are just buying time. Hooray!!
* America will default on her debt (doesn't take Nostradamus to see that one). Soon after it will come down like dominoes, riots, bread lines, rampant crime, divorce, sex scandal after sex scandal and along with it all...out of control taxes... yep, sorry, it's all going to be there. The empire is going to fall. Why? Two reasons.. Selfishness and turning our backs on the one true God. Oh..and there is also this little thing called, "Jesus told us this was going to happen!"
* Gay marriage will soon be the law of the land. And it will not stop there. They are like unions..corrupt and full of selfish ambition. They are going to make you and I answer for which way we believe on the issue. If we are deemed "homophobic" then we will be put into a "hate" category where we will lose tax exemption statuses, be persecuted, and who knows what else. Some Christians will lose heart and start to preach that Jesus was all cool with homosexuality.
* Some Christians will begin to get either lukewarm or even just openly hostile to the Word of God.. The true church will emerge out of this. It has always been there, but right now it is mixed in with a sea of mediocrity. The wheat will be separated from the chaff and then true persecution in America will begin. Don't think it strange!
Okay.. Doom and gloom over for right now. God Bless America! Thank God for this experiment in freedom, and I wouldn't trade it for any other country. I just happen to be alive in a time where things were wrapping up.
But we have HOPE in CHRIST!!! We have PEACE throughout all of this coming terribleness because God is on the Throne, and soon every knee will bow, and every tongue confess HIS name. So RUN to HIM. His burden is light and when it is all crashing down around you, you can say ... Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:23-26
Come Lord.. Even now!