Breaking The Bands

Terry James 90x115by Terry James

“If Obama is reelected the country is going to collapse, economically.” These words by Rush Limbaugh on his talk show Monday, September 10, was a declaration that should cause all to take heed.

Many–those who dislike the talk-show host intensely–will declare this to be just political rhetoric from a conservative ideologue.That’s a fair assessment by those who would disagree, I will concede. However, this declaration–the following statement that the nation is doomed, along with the foregoing declaration that the country is going to collapse—is something this particular conservative ideologue–Limbaugh–has not made, nor would make, if the handwriting wasn’t plainly on the wall.

He said (I paraphrase): “We’re doomed.” Especially, he emphasized: “…if Obama’s policies on fossil fuel energy continue and his plans are implemented.”

He said further, “That voluminous supply [of petroleum and other fossil resources] will remain off limits. We are sitting on energy independence [with North Dakota “fracking” potential] But, Obama won’t let that potential be tapped.”

Regardless of one’s view of the vociferous Mr. Limbaugh, such a direct statement that the United States of America is in danger of being “doomed” and can never recover, as he plainly implied with the totality of his rant on the topic, is the type statement this particular radio host never issues. Always, there is a way out, politically, in his thinking. Genuine belief was reflected in his words that America is a goner, economically speaking, if the president is reelected.

I never cease to be amazed at the worldview of those who put their hopes for a brighter future, for a way out of troubles, into the political process–the power of economic manipulations and behind-the-scenes maneuverings. Rush, like everyone who invests in the political process–from the conservative side of the equation, at least–believes this is the most important election of our nation’s history. I agree, but the reasons have only peripherally to do with politically massaged considerations.

At the same time, it is the process of moving through political machinations that lies at the heart of my point for this commentary. The true reason that this once-great nation and the nations and empires of all history have come to their terminus is found within the shenanigans demonstrated by the Democrat National Convention a couple of weeks ago. What happened there personifies why we have reached–as a generation upon this fallen planet—the end, or at least near the very end.

We all heard the voice vote on whether to continue to allow mention of God in the Democrat platform. There were a loud number of convention delegates who insisted that all mention of God be stricken from anything to do with the Democrat political platform. When word got out that the decision had been made to kick God out, there arose such a clatter from people around the country, through Internet blogs and from other forums, that the Democrat committee decided to get the changes they had made in kicking God out altered again to reflect a pro-God stance and back into the platform.

The DNC leadership didn’t want to call for a secret ballot because they knew the vote to bring God back would fail–most likely overwhelmingly. This would be detrimental to Barack Obama’s chances in November–to alienate a majority of people in America who still at least retain a form of godliness.

They chose to take a voice vote. We all heard the vote. The “Nos” were at least as loud as the "Yes" votes–probably louder. Yet the vote was ruled “Yes,” and the God of Heaven was put back in the Democrat platform as again mentionable. Surely, that pleased Him–to be reinstated within such an august body–along with the planks that contain same-sex marriage and murder of babies in the wombs of their mothers.

Then, another uproar–that which flared when the decision to consider taking out support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was made— brought another turn-about. Jerusalem, the powers that be within the DNC decided, will remain the rightful capital of the Jewish state. Thus, even though the head of their party, the president of the United States, has let it be known that he is neutral on the matter at best and against Jerusalem as capital of Israel at worst.

I must say that I saw developing, in microcosm, during that entire hubbub that was part of the Democrat Convention, the prophecy that I believe is one of the key foretellings for this very time during which we live on the earth:

“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us” (Psalms 2:2-3).

It is clear to me, even if not to the Rush Limbaughs of our nation and world, that the leaders of this dying, decaying world system are determined to eventually kick the God of Heaven out of the affairs of man. And, that reality is the nucleus of why there is little chance of either America or the world ever returning to things as they used to be.

There is little hope left other than the “blessed hope” of Titus 2:13, who is the One destined to make true the hope and change that politicians promise but always fail to deliver.

by Terry James