Left, left, left right left

It seems as if the world is standing upon a precipice.  We are about to be plunged headlong into a time of changing governments, war, famine, natural disasters and spiritual confrontation.  Yet I can not help to think when I look around that I walk among the living the dead.  I am not talking about those who have rejected God but those who claim His name.

When speaking of what I know of current events, which didn’t come from the TV, it is as if the body of Christ suddenly becomes aware that I have leprosy.  At least when I speak what I know to the lost they sincerely are either interested or at minimal angry with the deterioration of our country.

But with the house of God I have to assume I am speaking on a taboo subject.  It as if we Christians have been given the charge from God to keep a positive attitude.  Did I miss something?  Did God give our father Abraham the charge to keep a positive attitude about the economy?  Was Abraham credited righteousness for sticking his head in the sand?  Is this what scripture means when it says we are to live the same faith as Abraham?

And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.[1]

Maybe this unfailing positive attitude in the church has come to us from the Law of Moses?  Maybe there is something I missed in the shadow of the Law and the design of the Tabernacle that speaks of this?  All I know is that it must be in there and somehow I missed it, because I am overwhelmed by the number of believers who act like it is a sin to speak of current and now historical events. 

They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”[2]

If not found in what God commended Abraham for or promised him, and if it is not found in the shadow of the Law of Moses, maybe I can find an explanation from the prophets.  Maybe they spoke of day when no matter what the economy is doing, we Christians will be an example to the lost by speaking a positive confession to bring about a better shopping day.  Maybe the prophets saw and foretold the virtue of putting our head in the sand and avoid any conversation or person who doesn’t want to be person of faith and speak only the sweet savory positive message.

Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.[3]

Am I not only anti-American, but also anti-Christian because I see what is going on around us?  Will it only be important to believers when it finally impacts are daily routine?  Until then should I fall into rank and march to the modern church cadence/

I don’t know but I been told—that Christ died to increase our gold.  Sound off—big wallet, house and car.  Sound off—dissenters will be tarred.

But I have searched what God has credited to Abraham and can’t find support for this head in the sand mentality of the church.  I’ve studied the covenant God gave Abraham and I can not find where we are to confess better business and loan deals ahead.  Moses has left nothing for me on this, nor can I find in the prophets that we are to be a people of the new covenant, who close our eyes to the reality of the new one world order emerging.

I have heard prominent men of God say over and over to avoid people like me who don’t live by faith.  They tell their flocks they need to stay away from the news and people who are negative, that is if they want to be a people who God can use.  That is if they want to be a part of God’s blessing.  So they all march on saying they are not here to discuss the negative, they are a people of faith.

So maybe I suffer from spiritual leprosy after all.  I am keenly aware of where our country is politically and economically.  I am stricken with the understanding of where the world is politically and economically.  I am afflicted with the knowledge our tomorrows will not be like our yesteryears.  I can not swallow the positive messages of faith concerning God’s continual financial blessing for us.  The message of God’s abundance eats at my soul.

I often wonder what will happen to the church if they continue to support a doctrine that I can not find in scripture.  What will happen to those who call on the name of the Lord for His blessings?  What will happen to those who say true faith is avoiding people like me who nay say that the poverty is a spiritual condition?  What will happen to those who worship God today in the lie, only to have their understanding of faith in God destroyed?

Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.  Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.[4]

[1] Romans 4:12

[2] Hebrews 8:5

[3] Amos 3:7

[4] Isaiah 5:21:22