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The Epitome of Futility

October 11

“And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her ..."  Revelation 18:11

"The Great Oz of Opulence has never been more tenuous ..."


It borders the unimaginable to we affluent western, and Christian capitalists; but the Bible describes the coming time of the great tribulation period as one of worldwide economic collapse.  Scripture warns of a pending recession, the likes of which has never been seen.  No blight of religion though during this time of prophecy, for it will come riding into town dressed up as the answer to an almost instantaneous drought of resource and sustenance.  This should not be that far fetched to even the most novice economist who can read a headline, or analyze a 401K.  The Great Oz of Opulence has never been more tenuous; as even now, current tremors have those behind that curtain sweating with anxiety.  Alas though, how many are the minions who spend their entire lives propping up, what GOD is determined to take down?  This is the epitome of futility!  "And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, how art thou destroyed ... I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the LORD GOD."  Being forced to participate in the dirge of their own god will one day prove to be an anguish of utmost horror to the modern day currency worshippers.  "The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,  And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!  For in one hour so great riches is come to nought."  It is a sad irony, but the very same persons, who've never shed one tear over their sin, will turn like Lot's wife, to wail over the demise of their gods made of mammon. 

"Yea, hath GOD said ...?", is the genesis of all idolatry.  Each infidel of grace can trace his\her woes right back to their own bite of Satan's apple.  And having once bitten the bait of unbelief, it is amazing to see how few spit out the poison of personal destruction, but elect to swallow instead, in deference to their idols, and defiance to their JUDGE.      

"Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of HIS jealousy: for HE shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."

For Love of Country
Martin Luther King, Jr.  (1929-1968)
(American civil rights leader)
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

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