Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
It Takes but one Generation …
July 10, 2012
Some people say King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. I would refute that by pointing out that he committed the sin of Adam and, though he wrote a good deal of the book of wisdom (Proverbs), it would appear he was no more able to resist the devil than was his predecessor, before him. Though he had a father and king who taught him the love of God and raised him to be the king of his own bloodline, anointed and crowned by Zadok, the priest of God, there was no guarantee he would die as the inheritor of the throne of his father, David, which was established by God.
What was Solomon’s problem? He took his eyes off God and placed them on the lure of the luscious fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Evil always leads to religion and liberalism. Foreign women, along with their religious idols, became the lure for Solomon who took the bait, hook, line and sinker, not once, but rather many times. He took 700 wives, princesses and 300 concubines, until his heart was turned away completely from the God of Israel and of his father, David. Solomon went from life to death, whereby he lost the throne of inheritance. It took but one generation, from David to Solomon, for Satan to complete this wicked deed of filling Israel with religious idolatry.
To the contrary, when one looks back upon the life of Ronald Reagan, you are looking at a man who, as an actor, was to some degree like a puppet on strings. He acted out a role, the strings of which were controlled by writers and directors. He had to die to himself, so to speak, in order to be transformed into the part he was required to play.
Then, one day, he broke those strings of control and became a real-live person as the President of the United States. He accomplished this new transformation in his life by going in the opposite direction from that in which King Solomon had gone. It was as though he had gone from a dead puppet to a real-live man. In all his getting, he seemed to grow in wisdom and stature, just as Solomon appeared to decrease in both. Within the space of a very few years, Reagan was completely transformed from the status of actor-servant to ruler over America, the home of spiritual Israel, in the same space of time it took for Solomon to go from ruler to idol worshiper, only to lose his throne, forever.
In strength of character by honoring God, Reagan became a great leader as opposed to Solomon who, in his rebellious nature against God, demonstrated poor leadership through weakness. President Reagan became a man of wisdom for future generations of leadership in America, as he had been for his generation. No wise man would want to follow the path, which Solomon took to destruction, even though he was known to the world for his wisdom at one time.
It could have been God speaking straight from the book of Judges when President Ronald Reagan stated, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.” The throne of David could not be assured by bloodline to his son, Solomon. Once the children of Israel possessed the land under Joshua, it took the short span of time for just one generation to rise up after his death, before it did not know the Lord or the work, which He had done for Israel.
In the same way, this coming generation has lost sight of God and does not understand the freedom from religion and bounty of good things God has given to America. He has given both nations freedom from their religious enemies through wars, which have been hard fought with many lives lost so that the next generation could have peace and rest from the enemy, words taken straight from the book of Joshua.
Then President Reagan went on to say, “It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was like in the United States where men were free.” How incredible was this statement, which, again was straight out of the book of Judges. The tribes of Israel did not drive the Canaanites and other idol worshipers out of the Land. And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons; and they served their gods. So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs. Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel (Judges 3:6-8).
Today, in America, we see history repeating itself as we welcome the foreigners, the illegals and the gods and drugs of the cults within our borders. Some even cry to remove the word “illegal”, for it might offend ‘the illegals’, not considering the stench of such sin to God’s nostrils. The smell of this nation to Him must now be beyond words. So, God will no longer drive them out, but rather He will keep the stench of them with us until we cry out to Him to remove them. If we are as fortunate as Israel, we might receive an entirely new bench of judges appointed by God and not by evil rulers who want the courts to rubber stamp their liberal agendas to bring in the illegals, and steal funds from the hard-working citizens for the foreigners.
President Reagan was so very correct. America fought for liberty, but then failed to protect it. Surely, it was the duty of the institutional priesthood to keep truth at the heart of the nation, but then, how could it? Its foundation is religion, not truth, and truth and religion eat at very different tables, just as the last Passover Supper of Jesus had no place in the temple of the Judaic religious system of His day.
Passover was about to be transformed from a legalistic form of observance to a real-life experience, with the transferal of the Passover feast to the Communion of Jesus with His apostolic church, washed clean and purified for the most important event in history. Jesus was about to prepare the way for man to cross over from death to life at the cross, when he would be set free from the chains of death that bound him. This was what Passover was all about.
This amazing man, Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, saw his nation as a shining city upon a hill. He saw the light God wanted to bestow upon His New World, His new nation, which grew out of the wilderness to house His new Israel, the home of spiritual Israel. What a blessing for us to reject, just as Israel before her rejected the blessing of light to her land, which God wanted to bestow upon her! He wanted to remove the curse on the Land and return its bounty, which comes from Him as a gift to His people. What is our response to this amazing gift? “Thanks, but no thanks! No thanksgiving! No prayers in the name of Jesus! No God!” In all of this, we refused to be a light of truth to the world.
So be it! Brace yourself for the winds, rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires and heat waves to come, along with the hail, snow and cold spells. If it is the curse you want on the land, then it is the curse you will get until, perhaps, one day we will look back, just as Ronald Reagan said we would, to remind our children and our children’s children what America used to be like when men were free.
“You were so right, President Ronald Reagan!” I am in my sunset years, one generation away from him and, already, I am looking back on another America, so different from the one in which I find myself today. I remember Reagan’s America, but I also know the America of Obama, which has become a land of illegals and cults, one of which we can only reiterate the words of a God they do not know – Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25).
Americans do evil in the sight of the Lord and will serve the religious gods of eastern, cultic religions before they will serve their own God and Lord over the entire earth, which He alone created. Freedom has all but become a word of the past, with the light of liberty going out all over America, now and, in all likelihood, for all time. The torch was given to us to carry, but we dropped it.
“Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who love Him be like the sun when it comes out in full strength (Judges 5:31).”