Get ready for the smack down
How ya gonna react
When ya put on ya back now
—TFK, “Smackdown”

Sodom and Gomorrah was a death spiral.

The popularity of their ultimate doom tends to obscure the fact that these human cities took time to implode.  The wrath of God poured out in the form of intense fire was just the period on the end of a lengthy sentence of moral deterioration.  Our nation is following the same rule of grammar.

The prophet Ezekiel tells us, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” The gross forms of immorality for which the twin cities are most reputedly known, were simply the advanced symptoms of the disease of godlessness: “Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.”

Ezekiel was accurately describing the U.S.A.

The wicked nature in each of us is kinda like a bacteria — give it the right environment and it will go hog wild.  Humans don’t do well in environments of ease.  The Lord graciously kicked Adam out of the garden.

Christ once said, “it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”  How much harder a rich nation?  Poorer nations of the world are generally the ones trending toward God.

Our nation desperately needs some strong medicine if we are to be recovered from our acute state of moral cancer.  The Lord will bring the remedy in the form of widespread personal suffering.  The Chemotherapy will likely involve severe financial distress.  With God’s grace it will bring about healing.

Apart from this outpouring of Medicine from on high, the state of our nation is terminal.

Coming events should not take us by surprise.


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