God May Allow The U.S. To Go Over A Fiscal Cliff

The more I study my Bible, especially the Old Testament, God was often punishing nations who were either disobedient or grossly sinful. He had Babylon attack Israel and took many captive. The Babylonians treated the Israelites so badly He sent other nations to attack and destroy them. He used Israel to punish and destroy other nations. The reason I point this out is I am a firm believer that God is in control and He either allows or causes things to happen to people and nations. It’s called tough love. Under the New Covenant He many times allows deferred punishment, if necessary, because He is a loving and forgiving God. He also allows people and nations to have free moral agency to chose right or wrong. God is not pleased when a nation worships Satan and his ways.

We have very contentious politics going on that could cause a fiscal crisis. We are so divided as a nation it is hard for agreements to be reached. Come January 2013 we could have higher taxes, spending cuts, mostly in defense and a huge budget deficit. The deficit is the difference between the amount the government receives from taxes and the amount it spends. The result could be a recession with jobs lost and further costly regulations.

I cannot remember in my lifetime when there were so much disagreements and a lack of leadership in Washington, D.C. Even under President Jimmy Carter, his administration tried to get along with the opposing party.

How do we solve the problem? Christ came as an example to show us how we are to live and treat each other as described by God. Christ, the Son of God, was able to know everything, be everyplace and have the power to control whatever He and God had created. He came as a baby, which limited Him as all humans are. He still had the power to control the weather, the sea, heal the sick, raise the dead or make wine out of water. Yet, He came as a servant to serve others rather than to be served. He set the example and instructed His disciples to also be servants. He emphasized love, forgiving, slow to anger and living joyful, peaceful lives. This is the major problem the world faces. Too many want to be takers and be served and too few desire to serve. The takers become angry and confrontational when they don’t get their way or receive what they think is owed them.

Philippians 2:3 & 4 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Galatians 5:26 – “Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” Does this sound like the ways of the world? How many of our politicians appear to practice this?

Regardless of one’s position or occupation we are to serve each other. A doctor can serve and we can serve the doctor by repairing his car. We must treat each other with respect and common courtesy. The world just doesn’t have a servant’s heart. We are often just selfish, self-centered human beings. It appears the main thing that concerns our politicians is that they do whatever necessary to get re-elected. I have seen both sides jockeying for political position rather than doing what is best for our country. Instead of class warfare we need to be a nation promoting unity.

Read the history concerning the unity during World War II. Everyone was willing to do whatever was best for our country. Now we have people actually hating our economic system and wanting to destroy it. We have groups of people who are anti Christian. They are trying to stop the gospel of Jesus Christ from being taught anywhere. They no longer want to be part of a Christian nation. There are all kinds of lobbyists. Some people think more highly of tiny fish than allowing water to be used for irrigation of farm land.

Read the Old Testament and then try to decide what you think God may be doing. Based on past performance should He stop protecting us or should He continue to prosper and bless America regarding the way we as a nation are living and treating each other? Don’t you think it is time for the U.S. to repent and a national spiritual revival take place? What would be the response if this were to happen? Do you think God would then protect us from going over the fiscal cliff? Do you think our politicians would let it happen?

Here is what I believe. For centuries Americans were taught the Bible. No law could be enacted that contradicted the Bible. Many of our leaders were guided by God and the Holy Spirit. Once we stopped teaching the Bible and outlawing prayer in public places our leaders became influenced by Satan and his emissaries. Satan has taken control and many of our leaders have accepted his recommendations for living their lives and enacting laws that support his position. When a crisis comes who are they going to listen to God or Satan? Too many Americans are following the path laid out by Satan and reject the teachings of Christ and ignoring God and His Commandments. This is more evident in Washington, D.C. every day. Unless Americans change from being takers to becoming givers and servants, chances are little will change.

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  1. I totally Agree.. MERRY CHRIST MAS

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