The Handwriting on The Wall

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 I remember the night I took a walk up the road to Schooner Head Overlook in Acadia National Park, and saw this sunset cloud over the mountain. As it spread out over the sky it formed a distinct shape, and the first thought I had was how much it looked like God’s fingers stretching out to write a message across the sky, reminding me of a fascinating story in the book of Daniel.

 In the fifth chapter of this book, there is a very interesting story about King Belshazzar having a wild party with thousands of his nobles. In his drunken state of mind he sends his servants to bring in the gold and silver vessels that his predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, had stolen from the Jewish temple many years prior to this party. Belshazzar and his guests began to drink wine from the vessels, as they offered blasphemous praise to all of their false gods.

Suddenly the fingers of a mysterious hand appear from nowhere, and begin to write a message on the wall, thereby effectively putting an end to the party. The king is frightened by this phenomenon, and calls for the Chaldean enchanters, astrologers, magicians, and diviners to interpret the message; but when they cannot,  the queen suggests that he call for the prophet Daniel to be brought before him. The king offers Daniel anything he wants to interpret the writing on the wall, but Daniel declines the king’s offer, and then agrees to tell the king the meaning of the message, “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN. Here is what the words mean: MENE: God has numbered the days of your reign, and brought it to an end; TEKEL: You have been weighed on the scales and found defective; PARSIN: Your kingdom has been divided and handed over to the Medes and Persians.”[1] 

The act of desecrating the sacred vessels plundered from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was the downfall of the Babylonian Empire, and our modern “New World Order” with its’ elitist, self-entitled leadership that continues to plunder the foundation of our Constitution will also experience that same shock and fear when they experience the wrath of God against this nation. America’s desecration of its own moral foundation and principles will be our downfall as well if we do not turn from the evil we have committed against God, and return to His ways with humble hearts. It appalls me to see our nation become so weak, as though we are no longer a nation for all people who have the desire to live under God in responsible freedom. America was founded on Christian principles and created as a republic with laws to treat all people equally, regardless of nationality, race or religion; but we are no different today than the people of this story in Daniel and the fall of the Babylonian empire. God will not be mocked by any nation; instead it is His desire for all people to come to the knowledge of salvation and the true freedom that is found in Christ.

 God’s judgment against any nation is never a welcomed visitor, but reality will come to all of us for our rebellion against the Lord of heaven. Pride is always at the root of sin against God.  It hardens the human heart, causing it to rebel against God Almighty the Creator, benefactor, ruler, and protector of everything! Our “New Age” is nothing but an old lie that has been birthed in the pit of hell and repeatedly used to deceive the masses. I know I am not conforming to the politically correct atmosphere of this world when I say these things, but I would rather stand before God any day and answer to Him for my words, than worry about what others think or say about me.

We are not without hope  because God’s light still shines down on those of us who remain steadfast and prayerful for our America!  Without God’s Spirit and principles directing the government by the people, and for the people, we have allowed arrogant and dangerous leadership to crumble our moral foundation. We have brought shame to ourselves for refusing to listen to the Spirit of God at such a critical moment in history. We should be seeking Him and asking His guidance to direct our paths back towards a true democratic society. Instead, we continue to listen to those who are in power, who have defiled the morals and the laws that can only be instituted by GOD! I pray we pay attention, turn back toward our foundation, and learn from the lesson in Daniel before it’s too late.

 

Declaration of Independence (1776)

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  

The Constitution of The United States (1789)

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

First Amendment (1789)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

 

[1] Daniel 5:23-25 The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001

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