Southern Lamentations

By now, all the world knows that America is circling the drain. The American SCOTUS, Congress and voting privileges have been greatly compromised to the point of being irrelevant. Babies will still die en masse at the hands of monsters called Doctors all in the name of planning. “Physician heal thyself!” Perverts, pedophiles and other deviants will be promoted, glorified, and lifted up to be admired like religious icons in their unholy church. The Swamp has returned with a vengeance. Little did I know that the prophesy of my long dead father would reach fruition for he predicted as early as the 1980s that China was our biggest threat. Foolish child that I was, I laughed. (He was a ‘Progressive Democrat’, so, I should have listened to an insider.) I wish now I had studied Mandarin and not Spanish nor French in my tender years. At least I am proficient in the language of firearms. Should it come to that they will have to speak for me in these declining days as my health declines with the seasons. Those of us who are old may be the lucky few. Perhaps we’ll be like the Prophet Jeremiah at the time of Judah’s Babylonian destruction in 597 BC. [read the Book of Kings] He was left behind as those younger than him were dragged away in chains.

From Britannia on Zedekiah, last King of Judah [link]:

Zedekiah, original name Mattaniah, (flourished 6th century BC), king of Judah (597–587/586 BC) whose reign ended in the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the deportation of most of the Jews to Babylon.

Mattaniah was the son of Josiah and the uncle of Jehoiachin, the reigning king of Judah. In 597 BC the Babylonians under King Nebuchadrezzar besieged and captured Jerusalem. They deported Jehoiachin to Babylon and made Mattaniah regent under the name Zedekiah. Zedekiah thus held his throne as a vassal under an oath of allegiance to Nebuchadrezzar, but under local pressure he began to intrigue against the latter in concert with the neighbouring states of MoabEdom, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon.

In the ninth year of Zedekiah’s rule a Babylonian army laid siege to Jerusalem after he had conspired to revolt against the Babylonians with Egypt’s help. During the siege the prophet Jeremiah (q.v.) urged patient submission to the dominion of the Babylonians, which he regarded as the will of God, but royal officials and Jewish notables denounced him and he was accused of desertion and imprisoned.

In the sixth month of the siege a breach was made in the city walls. Zedekiah and his men fled by night toward the Jordan River, but they were soon captured. He and his leaders were taken before King Nebuchadrezzar at Riblah, in Syria, where Zedekiah’s sons were slain in his presence and he, a disloyal vassal, was blinded and carried in chains to Babylon, where he was imprisoned until his death. The walls and houses of Jerusalem were destroyed, its temple was sacked and burned, and the people of Judah, except for the poorest of the land, were deported to Babylon. Thus began the Babylonian Exile. Judah lost its status as a kingdom and became a Babylonian province.

Sad story, isn’t it? Makes one a bit anxious for our fates. There are so many parallels in God’s Holy Word that we can learn from. “There’s nothing new under the sun.” Right now, I’m thankful to live in the South were we have not forfeited our weapons. It’s going to be doubly tough on those that are already living in the Communist strongholds pocketed throughout the land. I pray they can endure. It’s difficult to say how long this Southern Euphoria will last since lawlessness is rapidly gaining ground. I am no prophet and won’t even try to predict whether it’s the end of This Age (that we’re close to the Rapture of the Saints). Jesus said that’s hidden in God the Father. Perhaps it is simply the end of our society. I couldn’t say. As an historian I know that societies and cultures have come and gone for eons like waves on the beach. Things are always changing. Look at Europe from which we adopted our Western white culture of fairness, justice, education and manners. They’re ahead of us in the cesspool department. They’ve gone to that dark evil place in a hand-basket years ago. America is no different. Our fates always have, and always will, lie in the hands of our loving Father God through Jesus Christ our LORD. Jesus will return, we don’t know when. I trust Him. For now, we wait for His glorious reappearing. Please, LORD, come soon. And, I hope I don’t run outta ammo before that happens.

8 thoughts on “Southern Lamentations

  1. Sad but true. Ronald Reagan many years ago stated that if America fails as a stronghold of freedom there will be no safe place to run. The best president America has seen in many generations was cheated out an election victory by forces of evil in both political parties. There is no place to run to. Until our Lord returns to overthrow the forces of Satan the world will remain in a steady decline.

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  2. Yes, I see it coming as well, and am now at the point of not being able to even look at the news as it causes me too much anxiety and anger when I hear the lies and fawning of people over all the swampy mess. So I retreat into my little world of dollhouse, trains, and preparing for Christmas…wondering if this will be the last beautiful Christmas as we know it…and praying if it is, the next Christmas will find us all celebrating with the Savior and the Saints in Glory as we are caught up together in the air at His appearance in the clouds. I am ready for the Lord’s return…but until then I will live my life joyfully in service to my King Jesus Christ. I will pray for the lost and do my part to share the “Good News” of Jesus Christ Who came to save us all. May the Lord give us strength for the battle to come, and courage to face whatever lies ahead with faith and trust in our Lord. Yes, “Even so, Come Lord Jesus!”. Amen. so thankful we as Christians have this one last great hope.

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    1. You expressed exactly what we’re doing and how I’m feeling. Thank you for having sense. God bless you and yours Pamela. ‘Til we meet in the air rejoicing at the feet of Jesus, I’ll keep hanging on. 🙂 ❤

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  3. Very well said. We see it coming, and I worry for my kids and grandkids. And I’m thankful that everything is in God’s hands!
    I just read a bit of this to my hubby who thinks you are spot on. And – he loved your last line!

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    1. Thank you and that’s who (whom?) I’m concerned about most too, the young. They will suffer more than we. Just make sure all of them know and trust the LORD Jesus as their Saviour. He is our only hope. And thank your hubby for me. That was very kind. I am a “gun nut” as the Left calls us, and have an “arsenal” (more than a .22 in the cabinet). I am so thankful to have a husband who likes guns and knows how to use ’em. 😉 Y’all be safe! Thank you for stopping by and lifting me up. God bless y’all. ❤

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  4. I believe we are at the point where God has removed his protection and favor and we are skidding on a banana peel toward his judgement of us as a nation. Are we coming to the end of the end times? We’re definitely moving in that direction, but as you said, the timing is up to the Lord. He will come like a thief in the night and catch many unaware. As bad as things are, I don’t believe we are quite to the point of things being as they were in the days of Noah.

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    1. My husband thinks that it’s not the days of Noah either. I’m hoping, praying, that the LORD will take us out of the way before it gets super bad. Like all my dear sisters and brothers in Christ though, I leave that up to Him to decide. Even with things getting “bad” I still feel joyful because of what Jesus has done for all of us. He is my reason for living. And I still have so much to be thankful for.
      Thanks for stopping by! Love your comments and insight. 🙂

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