Dear beloved: We are watching the future of America unfold in two events that have exploded across our news screens in recent days. The first is the Occupy Wall Street Movement(or any available park in major cities across America). This Occupy movement is a picture of the prophetic future of America as many in the country are occupiers but they are not contributors, they are very intent on taking but not on giving; all they can see about America is what they perceive to be wrong. This movement is driven by a demonic root of envy and covetousness, they want what others have without having to work and sacrifice to obtain it. I for one am very thankful for banks, I have used the services of my local banks for maintaining savings accounts,for car loans and for purchasing land, and I have used the services of distant banks for credit card purchases. What does Occupy Wall Street even want, ultimately it comes down to a venting of anger and frustration because they see others with more and they desire it.
Jesus spoke a parable to his disciples in Luke 19:12 He said therefore," A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. v13 And he called his 10 slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, "occupy (do business)with this until I come back." As the parable progresses, the master comes back and receives an accounting of all that was done with the mina that each received. Those that invested their mina wisely, put it to use to make more, were given praise and increased authority over many cities. But the one who was lazy and faithless and kept his mina stashed away in a handkerchief, Jesus scolded and took the mina away from him and gave it to the one who already had ten, saying, v26 "I tell you that to everyone who has shall more be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. v27 But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence." This is Jesus idea of occupy, to be productive and thrifty and make more of what you have been given, the exact antithesis of what the Occupy movement is all about.
The second news story that gives us a glimpse of the future happened last week on the Penn State University campus. The allegations of sexual perversion and child rape against a former coach at Penn State rippled though the campus and brought down several administrators as well as head coach Joe Paterno. The announcement that Paterno had been fired touched off a riot in the surrounding campus area that included a vehicle being torched and other acts of vandalism and mayhem. Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy v9 Realize the fact that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their mothers and fathers, for murderers v10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching.
The spirit of lawlessness released at Penn State was in agreement with the demonic forces that led to the rape and molestation of many young boys; that spirit says it is ok to do those things, cover it up, and riot against it if anyone tries to bring it to light. That spirit says that justice for these young boys isn't as important as the reputation of Penn State football and its coaches. The spirit of lawlessness is being manifested across this country in many ways that would have been unthinkable a generation or two ago. When things start to really break down here due to economic collapse and famine, you will see lawlessness go wild. Pray Psalm 91 over yourself and family and home, it will be a time of unprecedented chaos and you will need the protection of your heavenly Father. Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2 I will says to the Lord," My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" May you place your trust in Him! God bless you, in Christ, Jim www.gathertheoutcasts.com