Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Commentary: Our Cities, Are Dying!

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by Leonard V Johnson

Greetings dearest Brethren and Friends around the world!

We hope and pray that Everyone is truly enjoying the LORD our God's holy Feast of Tabernacles 2023!

As we, brethren, are enjoying this Feast, in the safety of where He has placed His name, we should always keep in the forefront of our minds a terrible truth. Our enemy Satan the devil is ramping up his attacks on the modern-day nations of Israel! - cf. Revelation 12:12 - 'Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.'

Last night I watched a very disturbing documentary. It's called "Seattle Is Dying!" The documentary drew stern and harsh criticism from local homeless advocates. In one criticizing article by MyNorthwest, they stated, "'There's no 'battle' for the soul of anything, save perhaps for a nation that has allowed its housing market to careen out of control and a lack of leadership willing to address it." Speaking of the housing market. Just like what the documentary mentioned - there was no mention of the terrible drug addiction that is overwhelming the city of Seattle - or rather the Left-wing FREE-attle.

An Op-piece by Crosscut wrote the following back in 2020 of the documentary -

"This narrative [that Seattle is dying] wasn't just crafted by Republicans, though. The portrayal of Seattle as a place of mayhem, poverty, and fear has been cultivated for decades by resident moderate Democrats and local media - and now it's being laundered into a larger racist, classist attack on progressive cities nationwide." 1

As usual they want to try and spin race into everything! I know, when I watched the documentary, the mostly drug-addicted and homeless, living on the streets and garbage dumps of the city of Seattle, were mostly what would be considered white people!

We friends, as a nation, need leadership in our government that has the backbone to lead with strength and compassion. In full support of our police force - that (and I do agree with the documentary) are doing their job to the best of their ability. Yet, sadly, a police force that has been neutered.

In an article, we published not long ago on our website - "A Dying Nation" we speak of some of what this documentary speaks of. In the article, we mostly covered the grave sexual immoralities utterly rampant throughout our nation - in this 21st-century world. The documentary - which I highly suggest you watch - speaks of another scourge and curse upon our nation - drug addiction.

Brethren, in the streets of America (choose any major city) as we walk down our streets we ARE witnessing the wretched souls being consumed by demons, maybe madness, maybe drugs - maybe all three! This is what suffering looks like. This is pain. As we witness on our street corners those who are suffering, ranting, raving, and screaming in silence. Becoming completely unraveled before our very eyes! As others walk on by or step over their slumped body.

As I watched this documentary, with tears streaming down my cheeks, I couldn't help but think of the words from the LORD our God, written down to parchment by the quill of the Apostle Peter -

He - the LORD God - turned "the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them AN EXAMPLE to those who afterward would live ungodly." - 2 Peter 2:4-8.

We, being righteous dear brethren, who dwell among them of today, are tormented from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds. For there is nothing more lawless than a nation ignoring and becoming calloused to the plight, the suffering, the pain of our fellow human beings.

Let us pray always - "'Thy Kingdom of come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.'"

We believe wholeheartedly that we – as a people – will NOT just be going along and enjoying beautiful cities or a strong economy  – maybe upwards of 30% growth in every facet of our businesses – and everything is going along fine, and then God all of a sudden intervenes and causes us to collapse into oblivion, and the end-time ‘great tribulation’ begins because God has caused it. No, the Bible doesn’t talk about God bringing about this end-time ‘great tribulation.’ It talks about what we – as a people – are going to do to bring about this end-time ‘great tribulation’ upon ourselves. And, that God is going to be the One that rescues us from killing and annihilating ourselves from the face of the earth.

Jesus said in Matthew the 24th chapter’ And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved [alive; as the Moffatt translation renders it]; but for the elect’s sake [speaking of the physical people – those few who are left – of Israel] those days will be shortened’” – Matthew 24:22.

God says that this end-time ‘great tribulation’ is going to come upon mankind, but that He’s going to be the One to save us from it. 

God is the answer!

God bless.

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