Will God Save America?

GOD'S ANGELS DESTROY Evil – GOD'S HOTSPOT

One of my friends calls me a pessimist because I don’t think anything will come of human efforts to pull our country out of the abyss. Big Tech has virtually infinite wealth, all at the service of the Far Left. Our leaders, so far, have failed us. Democrats are straining to do away with our republic. Our politics is insane. We’ve lost the ownership of all our institutions. Etc., etc.

So I’m Mr. Negative for saying things like that.

But not compared to some. Today I’ve read comments to the effect that “America is over, accept it,” break it up into a lot of smaller pieces in hopes that some of them won’t be as bad as others. Etc., etc.

I put my trust in God. I appeal to the Judge of all the earth.

In Isaiah, Chapters 36-37, and 2 Kings, Chapters 18-19, we read of Assyria’s invasion of Judah during the reign of Hezekiah. Judah was a small country. Assyria, under King Sennacherib, was an ancient super-power. In Isaiah 36: 4-10, the Assyrian spokesman boasts of his king’s invincibility, his conquests of all the other countries in the region, whose petty little gods could not protect them. Resistance is futile, he counsels Jerusalem; resistance is folly.

But in Chapter 37, v. 36, here’s what happened:

“Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp one hundred four score thousand and five thousand [185,000 men]: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.”

His army shattered, Sennacherib returned to his own country–where two of his sons assassinated him.

God will save whom He will save, and not necessarily by worldly means. Worldly wealth and power do not impress Him.

St. Paul to the church in Corinth: “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things that are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence” (1 Corinthians 1: 26-29).

I believe God’s word is true. He is the same God to whom Isaiah prayed, and in whom Paul advised his people to trust. He is the God to whom Washington prayed at Valley Forge.

The might of His enemies, in worldly terms, is as great as Sennacherib’s ever was. And we who oppose them, by comparison, are weak–and even despised.

We do what little we can, knowing that when God Himself decides, the battle will be over and Our Lord Jesus Christ shall have triumphed over all His enemies. All their wealth, all their power, and all their lies won’t save them. He will cut them down in ways they never imagined.

Never give in.

Pray for deliverance, do what we can, and trust in God Almighty. Amen.

 

A Nooze-Free Saturday?

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I have to do things to keep my sanity. One of those things is to refrain from writing up the nooze on weekends. Not that I can avoid the nooze–who can? But I can draw the line at writing it.

There’s stuff going on out there–produced on purpose, by various people–that’s nothing but a one-way ticket to Hell. A lot of the villains are inordinately rich and powerful, and can’t be stopped by ordinary means.

Oops. See that? Drifting into the nooze while trying not to. That’s how insidious it is.

We can always pray the Lord to fight for us. We can put our trust in the Judge of all the earth to protect the right. In fact, never mind “can.” We have to.

The pot will keep on boiling over the weekend whether we watch it or not. It will still be there on Monday.

Plenty of time to get our hands burned then.

Joshua & Jeremy, ‘Good King Wenceslas’

That last post I ran was just a bit depressing. We don’t want to lose heart. We want to trust in God. We don’t know what to do, but He does.

So let’s raise our spirits with this: our own friends and esteemed colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy Swanson, with an instrumental rendition of Good King Wenceslas.

Because Christmas lives all year!

 

Bonus Hymn: ‘I Saw the Light’

Oh, yeah, we need our hymns just now!

Johnny Cash performed this rendition of I Saw the Light as part of a “Columbo” episode–and this is a hymn that’ll stay with you for a while.

Pray for our country and trust in the Lord, whose hand is on the wheel of history and who never sleeps. Trust in the Lord and trust in the light that he provides us.

And sing louder.

By Request, ‘Some Through the Waters, Some Through the Flood’

I’m so glad I saved this hymn request from Susan for now, after all the frustrations of the morning–Some Though the Waters, Some Through the Flood, sung by Travis Cottrell.

Pillar of fire, pillar of cloud: but now God leads us by His enscriptured Word, by hymns, by the beauty and the glory of His handiwork that we see all around us, and by the ministration of the Holy Spirit and the promise of Christ’s Kingdom.

This is what we need to remember: trust in the Lord.

‘The Vindication of Joseph’

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When I was a little boy, the story of Joseph scared me, but good. His brothers stuck him in a hole and sold him as a slave, and then he was thrown into jail for something that he didn’t do. What if it happened to me?

R.J. Rushdoony touched upon a key element in the story of Joseph, in this essay reprinted first in 2007.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/the-vindication-of-joseph

It’s easy to waste a lot of your life, he warned, brooding over past injustices and vainly trying to win back what you’ve lost. Joseph never did get compensated for the injustices he’d suffered. He was too busy saving Egypt. “Trust in God’s ultimate and unswerving justice,” Rushdoony wrote. It’s the only real justice there is.

But God pity us! We’ve made a whole way of life out of obsessing over past injustices, some indeed long past, and demanding…um… “reparations.” Doesn’t seem to matter how long past, or who was actually affected.

Happiness and peace of mind–the world knows how to avoid attaining it.

God’s Stuff Works: Spring Peepers

Very soon–if not already, depending on where you live–some of you will be blessed by the music of these tiny frogs calling for mates. Spring peepers usher in the spring.

The procession of the seasons, according to God’s ordering of things, is an infallible sign of His sovereign government over all of His creation–a very good thing to remember, in the face of the tide of wickedness and folly that overflows this present age.

Someday, according to God’s plan, all of that will be abolished. He will regenerate His entire creation, and put all of it under Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.

Trust in the Lord.

These frogs do.

Hymn, ‘Trust and Obey’

Here’s another oldie–and boy, if we ever needed to walk by faith, if we ever needed to trust and obey, we need it now.

Our country has been taken into captivity by the very persons to whom we entrusted her care and maintenance. Thus God chastises His people for pride and sloth and lack of love, for getting fat and forgetting Him. Now wicked and despicable people lord it over us.

Let us hold these hymns as we grope our way through the darkness back to God.