I want to thank Barbara Anable for sending this to me. Her comment was: “As clear as it gets. Please watch. Non-partisan! Truthfully frightening!”
I agree with Barbara’s assessment. I have watched our national debt problem for some time. You may be asking, “How is Chris going to connect this to something Biblical?” To this question, I would answer that: “You are quite perceptive.”
I will choose one verse:
“And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.”
You can see the verse in context here. God is speaking to Abram (“exalted father”) before he is named Abraham (“father of many”). It is interesting that he had both of these names before he ever had children.
God has always blessed those who have blessed the Jews. America was instrumental in Israel’s recent return as a nation. We now have a government that supports Israel less than ever. We are in trouble, as is the rest of the world. There are two reasons for this. We have not believed in the God of heaven and earth and we have not supported the Jews. It is not surprising to me that we find ourselves in this situation. Most don’t know the basic teachings in the Bible these days.
I have hope in spite of the situation. I have read the end of the story (Rev. 20-22).
I don’t see America in Bible prophecy. The prophecies are about Israel. What is happening today was explained long ago by the Hebrew prophets. I am watching Bible prophecy unfold before my eyes. I know that the above verse is as true today as it was the day God spoke it to Abram.
I don’t think our debt problem will be solved. I think we are living in the days that Jesus spoke of when He mentioned “birth pangs (NASB).” This verse is Matthew 24:8. The King James version calls it “the beginning of sorrows.”
No matter how it plays out, my hope is in Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 states:
8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Like the great Apostle:
38 “…I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38,39