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THERE WILL BE THE PROTECTION OF GOD IN COMING TIME OF UNREST AND EVEN UPHEAVAL
In St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city, there is motion spotted in a trash dumpster and it turns out to be a man scrounging through the garbage. Down the road, near Daytona Beach, hitch-hikers are returning to highways and on U.S. 1 a man with a bike tugs a little train of wagons piled with all his worldly possessions. In Lehigh Acres, near Fort Myers, "laid-off construction workers in flannel shirts scavenged through trash bags at a home foreclosure, grabbing wires, CDs, anything that could be sold," reports a newspaper.
Is it the beginning of a breakdown? Are we heading into a time of upheaval, of chaos? Might the United States one day "break" into regions that are more like republics? Or will governments coalesce to bring about a "new order"?
These are questions of the hour. For years, we have expressed concern that if immorality continued in the U.S., it would one day be reduced to something that resembles a third-world country. It hasn't yet. It is long from that -- at this point. But are there glimmerings? And could it transform this once-great nation?
There is the crime. There are now white-collar homeless. There are bizarre home invasions (spurring the sale of guns). There is general discontent -- the germination of rebellion. A spirit moves. A bubble bursts -- and is bursting. Will dissent erupt from various corners?
Earlier this week, a commentator on a major network shouted into his microphone that the U.S. needs a "revolt," a new "tea party" against all the economic bailing out, especially in how it rewards those who erred or were greedy. He was wildly cheered by traders on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Meanwhile, a once-obscure "trends" analyst from Upstate New York is featured on nearly every network and cable news outlet warning that we are facing a massive revolt and the "greatest depression" (an economic 'Katrina'). He sees "riots" -- and no longer just racial ones (though race may well figure into the picture).
Is the rhetoric overheated? Or are we entering a time when dissent will begin to form into alliances that turn into regionalized power centers -- for example, the Northeast or Atlantic East, the Southwest, the South, and the Midwest as somewhat separate entities -- split down ideological, cultural, religious, ethnic, economic, and even moral lines (over issues like abortion)?
While there are many signs that the races may pull together, there are also indications that they may yank apart. It is a critical moment.
At the border of Mexico, drugs gangs are creating chaos. In Detroit, criminals prefer living in jail than on the streets (and commit crimes to get back in). Language on talk shows has grown increasingly vitriolic. At the same time, national leaders are attempting to pull nations into a new international order (perhaps to deal with unrest) and are quietly instituting military plans for any uprisings and detention centers. The first foreign trip for President Obama was Canada, which some believe will one day join with the U.S. and Mexico.
Will there be a super-state, or first a splintering -- or neither?
The U.S. is about to change.
We will are about to see the fruits of a chimera.
It is but a snapshot of what is occurring in many parts -- regions -- of America and in fact the world. Will it continue -- will the economy (and morality) continue to sink, will there be upheaval, not just here but in many countries -- or is it a premature concern?
It is for you discernment. The landscape is shifting. The Holy Spirit will guide you. This is a good purification. This is a simplifying. But it will cause pain at various junctures, and it is to be watched with special care if the threat of upheaval pushed us yet further toward a world government.
Will such rise after a natural (or further economic) disaster?
Blessed will be those who are simple.
The Lord is simply allowing events and trends to reform us. Those who pray will be guided; they will be protected. They will be granted insight. None of it should provoke fear.
"Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disaster comes," says Scripture (Sirach). "Trust him and he will uphold you, follow a straight path and hope in him.
"Time slips by between dawn and dusk, all things pass quickly in the presence of the Lord" (18:19).
"Woe to faint hearts and listless hands, and to the sinner who treads two paths (2:14).
"Woe to the listless heart that has no faith, for such will have no protection. Woe to you who have lost the will to endure; what will you do at the Lord's visitation?" (2:114-16).
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Yes, I was robbed/pick pocketed today (wallet and everything in it including $150 in cash is gone). Please be careful. Crime is increasing. A lady on the bus in Chicago told me she was mugged last week and her friend the week before. Then a guy on the train told me his son was robbed a couple weeks ago shortly after cashing in his paycheck.
Could it really be true that our entire scheme of society is off base -- against God's design?
That is something you would have to discern.
In China, monks mentioned exploitation of the environment as a reason for the recent quakes. “I think the heavens were teaching us a lesson,” said Mr. Wang, 36, one of the monastery’s resident monks. “This is what happens when the world is out of balance.”
“You can’t keep cutting down the trees and destroying the land without a response from the heavens,” said another.
Is that far-out stuff, or simply outside of our current materialistic man-as-God thinking?
In the 1990 prophecy -- which seems increasingly relevant -- is this radical statement:
"Your era is ending. Soon the world will not be the world you know. I am not speaking of a barren world, or one depopulated, but of the end of your technological era. Many inventions of mankind will be broken down and there will be more of a peasant attitude and way of life everywhere." It would be a "breakdown," it said, of "false society."
It said that "You think of the changes in very simple ways, without realizing the fundamental mistakes of mankind. The very artifice of your societies is false and against the accordance of God's Will. This artifice shall not last. Your very conceptions of happiness and comforts are a great evil and falsity. They will not stand."
What is an "artifice," but something artificial?
And what are those "fundamental mistakes"?
Could it be that our very wear of synthetic life -- of contrived molecules, of exploiting natural resources without replacing them, of robotic mass production -- is against what God planned?
We were meant to tame the earth -- not destroy it -- and yet that is what we are doing: living in a way that will exhaust the planet.
How can anyone believe that God created animals in order for us to drive them into extinction?
Is there not a way -- a smaller, more humble way -- to live with nature instead of against it? The Vaticn says yes: that God wants us to change our attitude toward nature.
Might we be more in accordance by aiming for something like solar energy -- looking for the light above instead of the darkness underneath?
By the fruits you will know. What are the fruits of oil?
There is the fruit of materialism. Nothing has caused more excessive wealth. There is the fruit of pollution: never mind alleged "global warming"; cars and other engines despoil the environment through smog and heavy metals, whether or not they are warming the planet, and this kills tens of thousands a year. There is the fruit of consumerism: nothing had led to the obsession with material goods like cars that take us to stores, strip malls, malls, and super-malls (stripping us of exercise). There is the fruit of toxic chemicals: petroleum is the base compound used for pesticides, herbicides, plasticizers, and other materials that have fouled the environment with substances that don't break down for decades. There is the fruit of highways: everyone speaks about terrifying dangers such as encounter with wild animals or strikes of lightning and yet car accidents claim vastly more victims. There is the fruit of Muslim dominance: we are dependent on oil-producing nations that often despise Christianity.
Air pollution in California alone is responsible for as many as 24,000 deaths a year. That's not counting the toxic pollution in water and food supplies, most of which derives from petroleum.
These are good fruits?
Or should we be asking the Holy Spirit to direct inventions that work within the natural construct?
The bad fruits are the result of a technological frame focused on man's mind as an idol.
Have you noticed how natural disasters often taken aim specifically at high technology?
Have you noted how such disasters often occur where they have grossly abused the nature that God gave us (nowhere in America was more polluted than southern Louisiana)?
And so perhaps many have missed abuse of what God created as a huge factor in chastisement -- along with sexual sin, abortion, and irreverence. Have we missed a truly major reason for the natural chaos around us?
The first is a movement to force people to detach. (A playing
the interior call to simplify our lives in recent years.) ---The
disasters seem to be targeting/highlighting the things we are most
attached to in a disordered way.
-The second is to show that the "government" does not have all the
answers. ...We have been treating our governments like they are our Gods
in recent years. They are the 1st place we turn when there is a problem,
and they are being shown over the whole world as being unwise at best, and
maliciously uncaring at worst. (This thought was spurred by the "Can
Animals Predict Quakes?" news article I read today. It contained this
quote, "Mianzhu residents feared the toads were a sign of an approaching
natural disaster, but a local forestry bureau official said it was
normal..." -They consulted, and relied on the word of their local
bureaucracy, which overruled their natural, God-given instincts.
Compounding the problem of a shortsighted one-child policy.)
"Our unnnatural lifestyles (with far reaching consequences, such
(bees, fishing, personal health, relationships, environmental problems,
-Our disordered dependence on the Government to solve our problems,
instead of looking first to God. (healthcare, insurance, disaster relief,
A former KGB analyst and dean of a diplomatic academy sees the U.S. splintering into four regions.