For look! The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string,
That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do? Psalm 11:2-3
There is no question there is a multifaceted all out strategic attack being launched against the truth of God's word in all spheres of society through people who have rejected God and His Word. From Common Core in the education realm, to an attack on God's family design from Hollywood and organizations like GLADD, to ObamaCare which is decimating not only healthcare but has also affected the relgious sphere, family, business and government spheres of society. For a nation whose foundation was so grounded upon God's word and His principles in its conception this is disastrous. The fruit of our wars, economy, disease, crime etc. all reflect the warnings described in the Pentateuch. These are ancient truths.
It's like the principle of gravity. It's not the fall that hurts. It is the sudden stop the body experiences when flesh encounters something that's existed much longer than it. It is the earth that has been here since creation. Our nation is on a crash course with eternal truth and it is time to brace for impact.
Eternal spiritual truths are just that : eternal truths. If you ignore them eventually you will run into the truth and the encounter with the truth can be disastrous. Respect God's word and you can enjoy the benefits. Reject God's word and you can enjoy the results of your choice.
Our nation became the most prosperous nation in the world because Biblical principles from the foundation of God's word were so integrated in the formation of our government and its judicial system. One thing to note is that no system of government works unless there are men of character to oversee it. I don't care if we are talking about democracy, a republic, socialism, communism or a dictatorship. All will fail without character. The character is the foundation of a man's soul.
Without going into the reason why nor attempting to assign blame I'll just acknowledge that there are wicked men (women) in some of the highest offices of our nation. I emphasize wicked because one of the meanings of that word is twisted. Their thinking is twisted therefore their logic is twisted and there are consequences associated with implementing unrighteous laws and policies. I.e. see 1st and 2nd Kings and do a study on the kings who "causes Israel to sin."
So the question is; if the foundations are destroyed, "what can the righteous do?"
I read an article this morning by Bishop Joe Mattera. Should the Church Prepare for the Fall of America? click here. This article is excellent. He lays out a powerful case and proposes eight steps that the Church could take.
All I can say is amen! Seven of the eight steps he proposes are intertwined with goals and strategy we've held here at KLI. We've been taking steps in this direction through our stewardship of Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) since 2005. This is one of the mission's KLI has been given.
So what can the Church do? Read Bishop Mattera's article click here. If you need help discovering a way to begin then I invite you to prayerfully consider using ORT to help you initiate the process in your community. Part of the solution God gave us through ORT was to not only form the councils, establish a communication network etc. but it was also to invite His abiding presence and seat His throne on earth like it was in heaven.
Note what comes right after the question in Psalm 11. What can the righteous do? The Psalmist says that God's in His holy temple and His throne is in heaven.
For look! The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord's throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
Men's choices are manifesting hell on earth. What's the solution? Inviting heaven on earth. King David was the Psalmist who wrote Psalm 11. What did He do? He set up a tabernacle or a tent on Zion for the Ark of the Covenant. Zion was in his city. He wanted God's abiding presence. God's abiding presence, God's throne, established, seated, and found in his city and his nation. This is God's plan for the end time harvest.
'After! this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,
Says the Lord who does all these things.' NKJV