Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tekel

I questioned the Lord on the "word" I received the other day and He prompted my heart to open the bible and read Daniel, chapter 5. Of course, the Lord is funny and the bible opened to the exact page :) Here are the passages that I was drawn to:
" This is the writing that was inscribed: Mene, Tekel, and Peres. These words mean: Mene, God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it; Tekel, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting; Peres, your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."  Daniel ch. 5: 25-28

What caused the downfall of Belshazzar? He did not humble his heart. " You had the vessels of his temple brought before you, so that you and your nobles, your wives and your entertainers, might drink wine from them; and you praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, that neither see nor hear nor have intelligence. But the God in whose hand is your life breath and the whole course of your life, you did not glorify."

Are we better than Babylon during Belshazzar's rule? Does America glorify God? What fruits has America brought forth over the past 50 years? " Either declare the tree good and its fruit is good, or declare the tree  rotten and its fruit  is rotten, for a tree is known by its fruit."   Mt, 12:33

Let's take a look at the fruit that America has produced lately:
materialism
broken families
adultery
rampant crime
pornography
child abuse
abortion

The list could go on and on. And so I ask these questions:
One nation under God? Indivisible? With liberty and justice for all?

The name of this chapter of Daniel is: The Writing on the Wall. We should read it.
                   
                   

4 comments:

  1. Mary,
    Couldn't agree more! The writing is on the wall, but not too many want to read it or they are trying to write over it with their own agendas.
    Prayer, prayer and more prayer is what is needed, and maybe some fasting for reparation as well.
    Thanks for speaking out.More of us need to.

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  2. Karinann,
    People don't want to face the truth. Apathy has grasped America and many people, including quite a few Christians [I know that will make me unpopular but it is true]are turning a blind eye or as you say, trying to write over it with their own agendas. Prayer and fasting can move mountains.

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  3. yes, my daily schedule has me drained. today i changed it. i have been sick since last wednesday and decided to let my two girls live a day in my shoes. they aren't taking it too well. lol thing is so many people are just letting their kids do whatever without consequence. they aren't teaching them how to be good Christians or good citizens. even our government is siding with them. oh mommy spanked you? put her in jail and let you do as you please. daddy gave you a curfew? then you shouldn't live there any more. (and yes, that has happened.) people in are in despair and wanting direction...asking why we don't have instructions to life? we do. IT'S CALLED THE BIBLE.

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  4. Mary, your story reminded me of a story I heard when I was in Seefeld last month. St. Oswald, before he was a saint, was NOT humble. He demanded that the priest's host be given to him because he was a Ritter (an important nobleman; the word is sometimes translated at knight). When the priest out of fear did so, the earth and the altar became soft. Oswald started sinking into the ground and when he grabbed the altar his fingers sank into it. He begged the priest to remove the host. It was bloody! Everything became solid again, and Oswald became a remarkably generous, kind, and loyal servant of God, a humble one -- and ultimately, he was canonized. To this day, his fingerprints can be found in the altar at St. Oswald's church in Seefeld.

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