My Comment: While I was working on a similar post this morning this was sent to my inbox. The Watchmen are all getting the same warning, who will listen?
(Text by The Jot) It has been happening for a long time–government getting more and more powerful, intrusive and self important. But now for the first time in history, Americans are seeing the government actually come out into the light regarding how it views the governed. The occupant of the Oval Office smirks at Congress and the American people on TV. Leaders in Congress either flaunt their privileged status or walk around with that omnipotently wiser than anyone else look on their face–both parties. While the commoners must balance home budgets and navigate troubled economic waters created by the elect, we are disenfranchised by those who we elect. The blatancy of all this is historic.
When Moses returned from receiving the law from God, he saw that the people had abandoned the precepts of God and had sinned greatly. Moses broke the tablets containing the law God engraved on them. Aaron explained how the people came to worship the golden calf. Exodus 32:30 says, “And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.” Moses pleaded with the Lord on their behalf, saying “Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou will forgive their sin–and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which you have written.”
In this, we learn a lot about leadership. Moses was angry with the people for abandoning the Lord after all he had done to deliver them from Egypt. In Moses’ anger he broke the law into pieces, then destroyed the golden calf, boiled it down, and “made the children of Israel drink of it.” Then, on instruction from the Lord, he had 3,000 of those who rebelled against God put to death. Then, Moses so loved his people that he went back to God and asked for forgiveness on behalf of his people. He even was willing to put himself into eternal damnation on their behalf. The Lord said that he would blot out of his book those who had sinned against him and he visited their sin upon them.
The historic shift in our government is three-fold. First, the American people as a population have turned away from the precepts of God. This has happened from the pulpit as well as from our strength and discipline as families. Second, our leaders do not lead using the precepts of God. Third, our leaders have no love for the people they lead. As we can see from this account in Exodus there is a shared responsibility between those who lead and those who are led. We, as a nation, have turned so far from the Lord that there is little accountability to the Lord or to the law. We must repent as a people. We must hold one another accountable. We must rid ourselves of the arrogant leadership that holds God and us in contempt.
Have A Blessed And Powerful Day,