Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
August 07, 2014
What we eat is what we become; what we are taught is what we know; what we do is the result of inspiration, motivation and perspiration within the workforce. Take these last three things away and what you have is the Welfare State maintained by the inspiration and motivation to acquire food stamps without any of the perspiration of a workforce. Herein, is found the anatomy of the death of a nation.
Sin of one sort or another is always behind it. It is resting in the hand of a harlot woman with the Jezebel spirit of Eve within her. It begins with the lust of man, followed by the courtship of a demonic spirit and, finally, consent, with the words, “I do”. And here you have it – an unholy marriage with a harlot, which produces an unholy child of lust with a will of its own.
There is always a season of fun and pleasure, but such a child is like a fish trying to survive in a tree. The bait is attached to a hook and it tastes oh, so good while eating it, but suddenly, the pain of the hook begins as it attaches itself to the flesh. The poor fish could not see the hook or end results in its time of pleasure, but the progression is always there without fail – first, the lust, then, the pleasure of the sin and, finally, death, without the spiritual water it requires for survival.
The drug addict does not see the deterioration of the mind and body when on a high. The alcoholic does not see the destruction of the family when drunk. A nation thriving on liberty does not see its loss as it is led toward the welfare state by big government, which was allowed to creep in and steal all the values held so dear by it, while it was either cavorting about in pleasure or sleeping. “Oh yes, you were a beautiful baby, but, baby, look at you now!”
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell. Lest you ponder her path of life – her ways are unstable; you do not know them.
Therefore hear me now, my children, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one; lest aliens be filled with your wealth, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner; and you mourn at last, when your flesh and your body are consumed, and say: “How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof! I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me! I was on the verge of total ruin, in the midst of the congregation and assembly.”
Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well. Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be only your own, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love. For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, and be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray (Proverbs, chapter 5).
America has become a nation without God, and is now nothing more than a fish in a tree without the living water. It cannot see its end and, therefore, will not survive. Those who are calling for “no God” are the same ones who hate American patriotism. They do not like the flag or national liberties any more than they like God. But their hearts are unflinchingly attached to the bait being fed to them by their spin doctor and their leader called Barack Hussein Obama, about as eastern a name as one can get.
Of course, now crossing her borders from the East, and often doing so illegally to join with those same haters in the West, are those who hate the Law of liberty, under a God of truth who recognizes no controlling religion. These invaders are consistently calling for the establishment of their controlling, religious laws of the East from which they have departed; it is called Shariah law. The nation is thoroughly devouring the bait put before it, but it does not see the hook attached to the bait, which will bring about its end.
This situation could not be better described than by the prophet, in the book of Jeremiah 17:1-4.
“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with the point of a diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars, while their children remember their altars and their wooden images by the green trees on the high hills. O my mountain in the field, I will give as plunder your wealth, all your treasures, and your high places of sin within all your borders. And you, even yourself, shall let go of your heritage which I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land which you do not know; for you have kindled a fire in My anger which shall burn forever.”
Such is the description of the anatomy of the death of a nation, which is in the process of losing its heritage in God. It leads to the sure death of the fire judgment.
A limit always comes to the number of food stamps that can be distributed, with the cost of welfare eventually becoming too great a burden for a nation going deeper and deeper into debt daily. Eventually, even the wealthy will be unable to cough up any more money to feed a national psyche lacking in inspiration, motivation, or the willingness to perspire in the workforce in order to survive.
Big government was never the answer, but rather was like the woman, holding the lure in her hand. It appeals to the lust of the foolish and untaught minds, having had the Word of God stolen from them, only to be replaced with the lies of unscrupulous leaders in the same way as the serpent replaced God’s truth with lies, in the Garden of Eden.
The lies of Washington have set the ball rolling for the complete breakdown and death of the American nation as it becomes just another Welfare State. Wake up, America, before that harlot woman gives the tug, which will firmly plant the hook of destruction in your jaw.
Reference: Inspired by a series of sermons on Sin, delivered by Pastor Adrian Rogers.