GET READY FOR TOUGH LOVE
By Donna Wasson
January 30, 2016
The one term that's used overwhelmingly in scripture to describe Almighty God's relationship with us is "Father." He most certainly IS our Father in heaven. He created us and knit every human being together in their mother's womb. He loves us with the fierce protectiveness of a father and the tender compassion of a mother. He delights in our company, trust and obedience.
So, what do good parents do when their beloved child rebels against the rules of the home designed to keep them safe, meant to train them to mature into caring, productive citizens? What do you do when your kid refuses over, and over, to listen to reason? What do you do when they spit at you, shake their fist in your face and yell, "I HATE you! Leave me alone!"
Do you keep absorbing the soul ripping torture that child flings at you—the dissrespect for the values you've spent years instilling? Is it wise to act like everything is OK and continue blessing them with goodies, just to foster a false sense of peace in the house or to buy their love, hoping they'll eventually come to their senses?
Or, do you take a deep breath and give them a clear dose of reality to wake them up? Ancient wisdom from the Bible tells us "He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." Proverbs 13:24 (KJV) The Amplified Bible says in this verse, that he who loves his son disciplines diligently and punishes him early.
America was established with a Constitution and Bill of Rights based on Judeo/Christian values, found in the moral laws of the Torah and the Bible. On October 3, 1789, one week after Congress approved the Bill of Rights, President George Washington made the following statement, recognizing "The duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor."
He went on to declare a national "day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
If any American president dared to declare such things now, I do believe all of Washington D.C., would dissolve into a pool of phantasmagoric goo. I think we'd literally witness physical manifestations of screams, blasphemy and thrashing of the myriad of demons currently infesting that city and its institutions; this would most likely bleed into our reality. Look how far we've fallen away from our foundations.
The Word of God is clear. "Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded." Proverbs 13:13 (Amplified Bible)
America has made it abundantly clear she despises the word and counsel of God, therefore she will most assuredly bring destruction upon herself, despite being given ample time and warnings to repent and turn back to the Lord. Here are just a few examples of her abominable sins:
1962: Supreme Court banned prayer in public schools.
1963: Supreme Court banned Bible reading in public schools.
1971: Prostitution was legalized in Nevada.
1973: Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand.
1992: Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand for late term babies, up until they were viable outside the womb. Although many babies survive the abortion procedure, they are routinely refused medical intervention and left to die alone.
2015: Recreational use of marijuana was legal in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado and Washington D.C. (Well, that explains a lot!)
2015: Supreme Court legalized homosexual marriage in all 50 states.
2015: DEA estimates Americans spend approximately $65 billion dollars on illegal drugs each year.
2015: Numerous undercover videos reveal that Planned Parenthood traffics in the body parts of aborted babies, even to the point of adjusting the abortion procedure to ensure the tissue or organ ordered is delivered in optimal shape. This includes the entire head of some babies.
2015: Despite nationwide outrage over the exposed practices of Planned Parenthood, Congress votes to continue funding them with $500 million dollars of taxpayer money.
2016: David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, uncover film-makers who exposed Planned Parenthood's trafficking in aborted baby parts, are indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a government document (unlike Obama, with his fake birth certificate…), by using fake California drivers licenses, and a misdemeanor charge relating to purchasing human organs.
"Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" -Isaiah 5:20-21 (KJV)
How backwards and upside down American society has become. How utterly reprobate and rebellious. How unrepentant. How sorry the ones who practice evil will soon be. If the stench of this country's sins and arrogance disgusts the righteous, it must be blistering the nostrils of our Holy God! Surely His cup of indignation is just about to overflow.
Every human being is one of God's people. However, you must be born again and washed in the blood of Jesus to be adopted as a son or daughter, thus making you His child. He deals with evil nations the same, whether Israel or Gentile, so heads up. Read what the word of the Lord says:
"Hear now this, O foolish people without understanding or heart, who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not: Do you not fear and reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? I placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier.] [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshipped?]
"For among My people are found wicked men; they watch like fowlers who lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit and treachery; therefore they have become great and grown rich, they have grown fat and sleek. Yes, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they do not judge and plead with justice the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy."
"Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord. Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this? An appalling and horrible thing [bringing desolation and destruction] has come to pass in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests exercise rule at their own hands and by means of the prophets. And My people love to have it so! But what will you do when the end comes?" Jeremiah 5:21-22, 26-31 (Amplified Bible)
This could not be a clearer description of our citizens, our government and the mainstream church in America today. "Fear and reverence" God?? HAHAHA! *ahem* Uh, no. We obviously don't. With very few exceptions, millions attend their posh, multimillion dollar megachurches every week, and are entertained and coddled by the pastor with messages filled with tolerance of sin and promises of a wonderful future of prosperity and plenty.
These false shepherds and prophets don't breathe a word of warning about sin, repentance or the cross of Jesus. Many are happy to ordain sodomites or allow those wallowing in blatant, open sin to hold positions of ministry in the church. Fornication, adultery, shacking-up, cheating, shoplifting, dabbling in the occult - these things are never mentioned for fear of "offending" the offering plate greasers.
The lost as well as lukewarm Christians are toddling through their lives, day after day, making grand plans for their future, never realizing they're walking on the edge of eternity. They endure an hour or two of church every week, throw a couple of bucks in the offering and think they're OK with God. They most assuredly are not.
The overwhelming majority put their hope and trust in some new presidential candidate rather than Almighty God. It doesn't even cross their mind that America is on the brink of total destruction. They don't understand that the sweet, meek Jesus of mercy in the New Testament, is the SAME thundering, tough love dispensing, Holy God of justice in the Old Testament. At this point, nothing short of sincere, national repentance, la Nineveh, will stay our sentence of death, and I think we all know that ain't gonna happen.
Please listen to me…THIS is the day of salvation. Tomorrow is promised to no one. THIS is the time to get right with God and to put Him on the throne of your heart. The storm clouds are gathering over America, and the atmosphere gets darker and darker every day. THIS is the lull before the storm. What kind of storm?
It could be economic collapse, with the usual accompanying riots and violence. It might be some major, natural disaster that kills millions. It may involve simultaneous terror attacks across the nation, or it might even involve invasion by foreign nations. Who knows? Like dominoes falling, it could include ALL of these horrors.
I guarantee you, judgment is coming, not just on America but worldwide! God will not be mocked. We don't know when the rapture of the Bride will take place; it could happen any moment, or the Lord might keep us here to see some of His fury on this country before we leave. I have no idea. Either way, you need to be fully surrendered to Jesus.
Be assured that God NEVER punishes the righteous with the wicked. If the Bride is still on earth when (not 'if') judgment rains down on this nation, those who have a real relationship with the Lord and have been faithful and obedient, will be supernaturally protected and provided for. This is the reason I'm pleading with you to get your house in order BEFORE these things happen.
Let go of worldly things and habitual sin. You can't take it with you anyway, so put it ALL on the altar of your heart and give it to the Lord. Straighten up. Get under, and STAY under His wings of protection. Or, keep on living like you are right now and take your chances.
It's your choice. Time is running out. Don't be stupid and complacent. Choose wisely.
© 2016 Donna Wasson - All Rights Reserved
Donna, a sinner saved by grace,
awaiting her Bridegroom. A married mom, Hospice RN and owner of 2 dogs,
1 obese cat and a bearded dragon. Beware! She is unabashedly politically
INcorrect and unafraid to speak the truth!