Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's Not Easy Being Green


Well, the Presidential election is over, thank heavens.  Now, we know what we’re dealing with and pretty much what to expect for the next four years.  Strange thing though; when I got up this morning, my skin had a greenish cast to it.  Head to toe, as I looked in the mirror, I could not believe my spiritual eyes!  I’m as green as can be! 

Notice I said my ‘spiritual eyes.’  Of course, I’m not actually green.  If I were, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing, I’d be on my way to the emergency room!  No, I see a BIG change that occurred last night when Bronco Bama was reinstated as king.   

Here’s a question: What color do most people associate with aliens?  Think about it.  They are always referred to as, “little green men from Mars,” right?  That is precisely what we are now.  More than ever, we are aliens, living in a world in which we do NOT belong! The differences between our way of thinking and our character as Christians are going to become very stark in the days and weeks ahead.  

I am as disappointed as anyone else who had hoped that Romney might, at least, slow down the demise of this country just a little bit.  He was not our savior, but it might have been nice to be lied to by a different face, if nothing else.  Make no mistake here; The United States of America officially died last night.  Born: July 4, 1776 --- Died:  November 6, 2012.   

The America our founding fathers lived and died to institute is now going the way of the dinosaurs; a thing of interest in the history books, unless they’re completely re-written as progressives are wont to do.  In the next four years, and you can write this down, we will see our dollar collapse, our liberties continue to vanish, a communist police state emerge in all its charming glory and a move to abolish American sovereignty in favor of a New World Order. 

And this is precisely what is supposed to happen.  We Christians are going to start REALLY feeling persecuted and hated now.  We’ve never fit in, even from the days of the early church, but, boy oh boy, it’s really gonna hit the fan now. Why should we expect anything else?  We are the ones who are aliens.  We do not belong to this world anymore.  

In the early days of this republic, the ones who were ostracized were the ones who refused to attend church or who got smashing drunk at the bar.  The woman with the scarlet letter “A” applied to the front of her gown, denoting she had indulged in adultery, was a major scandal.  Thieves or blasphemers or those who bucked the authority of their parents, were put in stocks in the public square to be humiliated.  And murderers were put to death. I don’t know if anyone even dared to breathe the word ‘sodomite,’ so ghastly and aberrant that sin was.  

Nope, now WE are the ghastly, green, alien aberrations walking among the living dead on this earth.  WE are the oddballs who refuse to accept homosexuality, corruption in our government officials, lying, murder and treason.  WE are the ones who expect our pastors to actually lead us in the ways of God instead of concerning themselves with image or riches.
 
WE are the ones who resoundly say “No!” to gay marriage and the demise or the traditional family unit.  WE are the weirdo’s who are angry that Islam is being accepted and taught in our public schools, yet a student would be suspended for wearing a t-shirt featuring a cross, or for praying at lunch before eating.  WE are the little green men now.  

And as much as the general public is fascinated with aliens, if you think about it, they are absolutely terrified of them.  They think it’s cool to see a UFO, but the thought of real, honest-to-goodness aliens from another world actually visiting earth freaks them out! WE freak them out too; that is, if we’re living before Christ like we’re supposed to. They are scared of us and that is why they hate us. 

1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, preparing your minds for action and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (ESV) 

What do aliens travel in? Space ships, right?  It takes a little while to prepare and outfit a space ship, like the shuttles America used. But, once that ship was ready to go and sitting on the launch pad, the astronauts were strapped in their seats, life sustaining equipment ready and the engines were fired up with a resounding fiery rumble. 

Our Savior has been preparing and outfitting our space ship for 2000 years now. And last night, He strapped us in, handed us the life saving equipment we will need for the journey, His Word, and flicked the switch to start the engines.  That roar of our engine was literally heard the world over when the results of the election were apparent.   

Let’s continue with 1 Peter 1: 14-21.  “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’ And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.  He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”  (Emphasis mine) 

Folks, I completely understand why you would feel depressed and hopeless this post-election morning.  You feel like we’re all doomed and you fear for what the future might hold.  I get it, believe me!  I’m human too. But give careful consideration to this: We are literally on the launch pad, strapped in and ready to go, with engines roaring.  We are SO close to liftoff, I can hardly stand it! 

Yes, there will most likely be some bumpy roads ahead.  Yes, we’ve never traveled roads like these before, and we are going to feel fear.  Duh, we’re human.  God doesn’t expect us to not feel fear.  He expects us to trust Him, even though we’re scared, as we keep walking with and living for Jesus, one day at a time.  

These days are going to get very dark, very quickly, and the glow we aliens project is going to seem brighter and more irritating to the eyes of those who are blind and accustomed to living in darkness.  We are going to irritate the living snot out of our co-workers and neighbors and lost family members, and if we don’t, we had better double-check to see if we truly are strapped into our seat in the vehicle that’s ready to take us home!  

Chin up, people!  You have the most incredible secret mankind has ever been given since Jesus returned to heaven.  We are going home very, very soon and when the engines actually engage, they will be… silent.  Completely silent and that ship called Jesus, will whisk us off the launch pad faster than the speed of light.  And all hell will be free to break loose on this degenerate, lost, blind, reprobate, wicked world.  

Nah, let’em have Bronco Bama.  Let them suffer the consequences of their selfish choice.  Sit back and let them celebrate and stick their tongues out and dance around like a bunch of idiots as they’re handed their Obama phones.  Let them live in the horror of the soon to come police state.  They wanted it, they’re gonna get it. 

But WE aliens are going home very, very soon.  WhooHoo!!!   Our redemption draweth nigh!

 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another great one! Keep it up.. and delete the "I'm tired" article.

mark francie said...

in the dark days ahead we need to focus with a clear mind on Christ and his word ,i beleive things are going to get a lot harder for us as time goes on,were not of this world we are in it but not of it, as hard as it is to see our nations falling apart spiritually and morally Jesus warned us this was coming, i know we cant take it all in at times with all the change happing so fast but we have a sure hope in our lord and saviour Jesus Christ, we just got to hang in there untill that trumpet blows then we are really free but as we are comissioned to spread the Gospel of Christ so that others have the same sure hope by beleiveing in the one whom God sent ,His son to die on the cross at calavary for our sin and by repenting and turning from sin we will be saved by the Grace of God through faith in his presious son Jesus Christ ALONE as he ALONE is the way ,and the truth, and the life.

God bless

Esther Stone said...

Thank you for these wonderful articles! I know I needed to remember where and on Whom my focus should STAY and not be fretting over our country and it's wicked choices. I agree, America IS dead. But God's Kingdom is FOREVER! Let's roll!

Esther Stone said...

Thank you for these wonderful articles! I know I needed to remember where and on Whom my focus should STAY and not be fretting over our country and it's wicked choices. I agree, America IS dead. But God's Kingdom is FOREVER! Let's roll!